Our own Robynne Chutckan has been a very busy woman. When not being a mom or practicing as a physician, Robynne has started a foundation to promote healthy eating and exercise for better digestive health. As someone who lost his mother to colon cancer, I found Robynne’s work inspirational. To hear more about Robynne’s foundation, click this link: GutRunners - Improving Digestive Health
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
A few pieces of news from Carl Zimmer.
First, there is his recent thought-provoking piece on the end of the world. Click below to read it.
Ten new courses, ranging from financial theory to Cervantes’ "Don Quixote," have been added to Open Yale Courses, the University's open educational initiative. With a total of 35 courses online, Open Yale Courses offers a full curriculum for free that reflects the broad liberal arts education provided by Yale College. The courses are available in high definition video and audio formats. There are also versions of the courses optimized for the iPhone and iPad, allowing easy access to the lectures for those on the go. Open Yale Courses has received over three million unique visits since its debut in 2007.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
If that were not enough, Paul is coming out with his second book in June. Entitled Trespasser, this book is again set in Maine with Paul's protagonist, Mike Bowditch. Here is the blurb on the book:
Friday, April 22, 2011
You can click on the title of this post to read the whole article.
Well done, Joe.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
What do we need? Simple. We need you to dig out old pictures from college -- from Spring Break trips, parties, team events, concerts, Old Campus, whatever -- and scan them in. Do you have video clips of college? We would love to see those, too.
Send us whatever you have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Here's our idea -- we would like to have four "levels" of classes . . . from the silly to the serious and everything in between.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Our 25th Reunion will be on May 24-27, 2012.
Contact your friends!
The key to a great reunion is getting as many classmates as possible to come to New Haven. Start reaching out to friends, roommates, teammates and everyone you'd like to see at the reunion now! For contact information, log into the AYA's Online Alumni Directory.
Make hotel reservations in the late fall.
In late fall, you will receive a reunion update and the opportunity to let us know if you are planning to attend. You will also receive information on reunion hotels at that time, including the AYA reservation code to take advantage of special reunion rates when making a hotel reservation.
Register for your reunion in Spring 2012!
In March 2012, you will receive a detailed communication containing all you need to register for your reunion - a preliminary weekend schedule, including events planned specifically by your class, information about meals, campus housing, transportation, campus accessibility and childcare. You will also be able to register online for your reunion.
And, if you want to help plan to reunion, please contact me at email@example.com.
Monday, April 4, 2011
If anyone knows of any Yalies in London who might be of help on this front, can you let me know?
A while back, I told you about Bettina Elias Siegel’s new blog, The Lunch Tray. Well, Bettina has really kept the blog content-rich. You should definitely check it out if you are at interested in nutrition.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
We are lucky to have one of the most respected science writers working today as a classmate. If you don’t follow Carl’s work, you should if you have interest in science. It is informative stuff, and I find it very entertaining.
Carl has a number of upcoming speaking engagements, so you should stop by to listen when he is in your area:
April 5, 7 pm, New Haven CT: The Ordinary Evening Reading Series. Come to the dive bar extraordinaire, The Anchor, to hear me talk about viruses, and Annie Murphy Paul talk about her book, Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives, in which she explores how life in utero shapes life ex utero.
April 7, 4 pm, Philadelphia: University of Pennsyvlania Center for Neuroscience and Society: “Soul Made Flesh: The Origin of Our Brain-Centered World”
April 9, 10:45 am, New York, Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism My talk will be on a suitably skeptical note: “Viruses: Believable Myths and Unbelievable Reality”
April 13, 5:30 pm. Manchester CT: Connecticut Association of Biology Teachers. “Synthetic Biology: Playing God or Harnessing Nature?”
April 15, 12:15 pm, Plattsburgh, NY: “Parasite Rex” Room 206, Yokum Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh.
May 3, Cambridge MA: Cambridge Science Festival (more details to come)
May 12, 7:30 pm PST, Fresno, CA: California State University
June 2-3, New York: World Science Festival (more details to come)
June 7, San Francisco, The Long Now Foundation, “Viral Time”
Friday, April 1, 2011
Please read the posts about the Yale Alumni Service Corps tour to the Dominican Republic. The first post gives you the main background, so start there and read on if you find it interesting.
Also, please check out the Yale Day of Service website. The Yale Day of Service is May 14, 2011. Many in our class are leading service efforts. Please go out and support them!