Upcoming events

  • Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 04:00 PM

    YW-Houston From Suffrage to the Pandemic Homeschooling Crisis: Gendering Civic Engagement

    The YaleWomen Houston Chapter invites you to a discussion (via Zoom) with 

    Dr. Elizabeth Gregory PhD ‘89

    From Suffrage to the Pandemic Homeschooling Crisis: Gendering Civic Engagement

    Sunday, September 20, 3-4 PM CST

    In her recent article in The Nation, Dr. Gregory suggests that using “the Covid-19 crisis to transform national family, education, and work policies would jump-start real education equity and a culture and economy of care.”

    She points out that, a century after women finally achieved the basic right of suffrage, women still lack representation on court benches, in legislatures, and on corporate boards. “There are few in office advocating for women’s issues in this COVID moment, so the wider community must address the national homeschooling catastrophe families are facing, the burden of which falls largely on women.” 

    Dr. Gregory will discuss these and other issues with us, and will respond to questions. 

    Please RSVP to Anne Furse (annesfurse@gmail.com) by September 16th; Zoom log-in details will be sent to registrants the day before the event.

    Dr. Gregory directs the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies program and the Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality at the University of Houston, where she is a professor of English. Her research focuses on both American modernist poetry and women’s work and fertility; her current work explores the economics of gender, with a focus on Houston.

    The Nation article: www.thenation.com/article/society/working-parents-administration-education/ 

  • Monday, September 21, 2020 at 08:00 PM · 7 rsvps
    Zoom

    YaleWomen Monday Zoom get-togethers - 8:00 pm SGT (Singapore)

    Join other members of the YaleWomen alum community for unstructured chats via Zoom as we find new ways to connect while social distancing!

    Every other Wednesday at 8:00 pm SGT (Singapore) through September 30th.

    You'll receive an email with the login info after you RSVP.  Hope to "see" you on Zoom!

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 4 rsvps
    Zoom

    YaleWomen Wednesday Zoom get-togethers - 7:30 pm EDT

    Join other members of the YaleWomen alum community for unstructured chats via Zoom as we find new ways to connect while social distancing!

    Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm EDT through September 30th.

    You'll receive an email with the login info after you RSVP.  Hope to "see" you on Zoom!

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 07:30 PM

    YW-CT: The Science of Well Being - A Guided Discussion #1

    Join YaleWomen Connecticut

    for discussions on

    Yale Professor Laurie Santos’s class

    The Science of Well Being

    The Science of Well Being is adapted from the Yale College course Psychology and the Good Life, the most popular class in the history of Yale (taken by more than one-quarter of Yale undergraduates in the first year it was offered). The Science of Well Being focuses on things people think will make them happy but don’t and things that bring people lasting satisfaction. It is taught by Laurie Santos, PhD, who is a Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Dr. Santos hosts the popular podcast, The Happiness Lab. Additionally, she is the director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory and the Canine Cognition Center at Yale. She received her A.B. in Psychology and Biology from Harvard University in 1997 and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard in 2003.

    The ten-week "Science of Well Being" class is available for free at www.coursera.org. YaleWomen Connecticut invites you to join us by signing up and taking the class. Each week of the course generally takes one to two hours to complete. Please plan to complete the first six weeks of the course in time for a Zoom discussion.

    Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 7:30pm - 9pm - Classes #1-6

    Wednesday, October 28 from 7:30pm - 9pm - Classes #7-10

    Please RSVP to Amy Klein at amy.l.levine3@gmail.com to receive the invites to the Zoom discussions.

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Zoom

    YaleWomen Wednesday Zoom get-togethers - 7:30 pm EDT

    Join other members of the YaleWomen alum community for unstructured chats via Zoom as we find new ways to connect while social distancing!

    Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm EDT through September 30th.

    You'll receive an email with the login info after you RSVP.  Hope to "see" you on Zoom!

  • Monday, October 05, 2020 at 08:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Zoom

    YaleWomen Monday Zoom get-togethers - 8:00 pm SGT (Singapore)

    Join other members of the YaleWomen alum community for unstructured chats via Zoom as we find new ways to connect while social distancing!

    Every other Wednesday at 8:00 pm SGT (Singapore) through September 30th.

    You'll receive an email with the login info after you RSVP.  Hope to "see" you on Zoom!

  • Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 05:30 PM · 25 rsvps

    Yale Women Blue Reads Book Club with Aimee Liu

    Please join us for a YaleWomen BlueReads Book Club discussion and Q&A with Aimee Liu, author of her celebrated new novel Glorious Boy (May 2020).

    When: Sunday, October 11th, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm PT /8:30 pm - 9:30 pm ET

    Where: Zoom, link available upon RSVP

    Aimee Liu, Yale ’75, is the bestselling author of the new novel Glorious Boy, as well as of Flash House loud Mountain, and Face and the memoirs Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders and Solitaire. These books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, published as a Literary Guild Super Release, and serialized in Good Housekeeping. Liu has received a B&N Discover Great New Writers Award and holds an MFA from Bennington College. She teaches in Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing Program at Port Townsend, WA. Learn more at aimeeliu.net.

    Glorious Boy

    “Reminiscent of the tone and atmosphere of Somerset Maugham and George Orwell’s Asia-set novels, Glorious Boy is a Second World War story of adventure and loss, uniquely set in the Andaman Islands, one of India’s farthest flung territories” – Asian Review of Books

    It’s 1942. The Japanese have invaded Burma and are closing in on India. After five years in the remote Andaman Islands, aspiring anthropologist Claire Durant and her husband Shep, a civil surgeon, must evacuate with their beloved but mysteriously mute four-year-old, Ty. They cannot, however, take Naila, the local girl whose ability to communicate with Ty has made them dangerously dependent on her. The morning of the evacuation, both children disappear. With time running out, Shep forces Claire onto the ship while he stays behind to find their son. But just days after landing in Calcutta, Claire learns that the Japanese have taken the Andamans—and cut off all access to her missing family. In the desperate odyssey that follows, Claire, Shep, and Naila will all take unimaginable risks while drawing deeply from their knowledge of these unique islands to save their beloved “glorious boy.”

    Praise for Glorious Boy:

    “Evokes every side in a multi-cultural conversation with sympathy and rare understanding.” – Pico Iyer

    One of the NY Post’s “Best Books of the Week”

    *Riveting… a fascinating, irresistible marvel –Starred review, Library Journal

    *For readers unafraid to be swept away --Starred review, Booklist

    Click here to purchase a hard copy of Glorious Boy. Click here to purchase the audio or Kindle version.

    WHAT TO BRING:

    • A cocktail.
    • Questions to ask Aimee during the Q&A portion of this evening.

    We greatly look forward to seeing you at the event!

    Sincerely,

    Ursula, Deborah, Robinne, Maria, Lisanne, Laura, Lauren, Jen, Eileen, Colette, & Susan

    We are the women of Yale University in Los Angeles! We come together as a local chapter of the alum special interest group, YaleWomen, for festivities, outdoor adventures and "lux et veritas" educational and enlightening events. If you would like to volunteer, please email us at la@yalewomen.org.

    YaleWomen: Connecting Women, Igniting Ideas, Transforming the World.

     

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 07:30 PM

    YW-CT: The Science of Well Being - A Guided Discussion #2

    Join YaleWomen Connecticut

    for discussions on

    Yale Professor Laurie Santos’s class

    The Science of Well Being

    We met on September 30th to discuss the first 6 classes of "The Science of Well Being", a course adapted from the Yale College course Psychology and the Good Life, the most popular class in the history of Yale (taken by more than one-quarter of Yale undergraduates in the first year it was offered). The Science of Well Being focuses on things people think will make them happy but don’t and things that bring people lasting satisfaction. It is taught by who is a Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Dr. Santos hosts the popular podcast, The Happiness Lab. Additionally, she is the director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory and the Canine Cognition Center at Yale. She received her A.B. in Psychology and Biology from Harvard University in 1997 and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard in 2003.

    The full ten-week "Science of Well Being" class is available for free at www.coursera.org. YaleWomen Connecticut invites you to join us by signing up and taking the class. Each week of the course generally takes one to two hours to complete. If you missed our September discussion, please do not dismay - be happy!  Feel free to watch as much as you can before October 28th - and join the Zoom discussion regardless!!

    Wednesday, October 28 from 7:30pm - 9pm - Classes #7-10

    Please RSVP to Amy Klein at amy.l.levine3@gmail.com to receive the invites to the Zoom discussion.


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