Saturday, January 28, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The White House -- Jay Carney, President Obama's Press Secretary and Brett Kavanaugh (senior advisor to George W. Bush and U.S. Circuit Court Judge)
Authors -- Bruce Feiler, Amor Towles, Clare Messud, Jane Mendelsohn and Chang Rae Lee
Pro Sports -- David Todd, Bob Kudelski, Chris Dudley and Adam Snow
Science -- Carl Zimmer
How we fixed the economy (or did we break it?): Michael Barr
Greening Yale: Creating a Sustainable University: Julie Newman (Office of Sustainability), Mark Bomford (Yale Farm) with Charlie Lord and Morgan Grove.
College Admissions: Jeff Brenzel (Yale's Dean of Admissions)
We are also working on some activities for the whole family:
Yale Scavenger Hunt
Walking Tour of Yale
Theater Experience for Everyone
We are still very much in the planning stage. Want to organize an activity? Let us know. Want to participate in the Panels we have already listed? Let us know.
May 24-27 is going to be a great weekend!
Monday, January 16, 2012
Low Strung – Fix You
Low Strung plays an arrangement of “Fix You” by Coldplay, at their spring 2011 Yale campus concert. (Arrangement: Copyright David Rector) View more information at lowstrungcellos.org Low Strung is a group of undergraduate and graduate cellists who have come together over the past six years to break out of normal cello repertoire and venture into the realm of pop and classic rock. Their concerts are filled with thundering arrangements of pieces by the Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, Metallica, Coldplay, the Who, the Beatles, U2, AC and many, many more artists from the 1950′s to today. An official undergraduate organization at Yale University, Low Strung performs two on-campus concerts annually and goes on tour in March and June. As one of the most unique musical ensembles in the Connecticut area, Low Strung has also become a favorite at weddings, local schools, and other events in the New England and New York areas. You can contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org
Low Strung – Fix You | YALE University – Community Campus FANBlog
Monday, January 2, 2012
- For a video that will, we hope, bring back some fond memories, click here.
- For posts on housing at reunion, please click here.
- To see who has already indicated that they are coming to reunion, click here.
- To read about the pre-reunion event in Boston, click here.
- For the pre-reunion event in Washington, DC,click here.
- For details of the American Airlines discount, click here.
Don't forget the date: May 24-27, 2012.
See you there!
Don’t know if you’ve seen this. Yale has put together a virtual tour of Yale. Click below to check out the campus . . . if you haven’t been in a while, there have been some changes. You might find this a fun warm up to coming back for reunion.
Yale has launched a semester-long celebration of Shakespeare. Check it out:
Shakespeare at Yale is a multi-venued celebration in the spring of 2012 that will display the extraordinary resources that exist at the University for the study and enjoyment of Shakespeare. From an exhibition of the magnificent collection of early printed editions of Shakespeare’s plays in the Beinecke Library and the Elizabethan Club, to a production of The Winter's Tale at the world famous Yale Repertory Theatre, to the display at the Yale University Art Gallery of the brilliant Shakespearean paintings by the great American painter Edwin Austin Abbey, Shakespeare will be visible everywhere this semester at Yale. There will be performances of plays by student dramatic groups, concerts of Elizabethan music by undergraduate, graduate, and professional performers, opera and musical comedy based on Shakespeare’s plays, a series of Shakespearean films, and remarkable exhibitions of paintings, drawings, prints, artifacts, and medical instruments of early modern England on display at the Yale Center for British Art, the Lewis Walpole Library, and other campus venues. The exhibitions in galleries and libraries will be accompanied by a permanent web exhibition. Leading Shakespearean scholars and theater practitioners will be on campus for a variety of lectures, gallery talks, and public conversations. A video will be created which will capture highlights of the festival. Every single day of the term will offer at least one way to participate in this semester-long festival, as we recognize the stunning resources that are here at Yale and the amazing ability of Shakespeare to enrich our lives continually. Truly there is something here for everyone, compelling evidence that Shakespeare is indeed our playwright as much as he was of his own era, “not of an age,” as Ben Jonson wrote, “but for all time