AYA Lectures and Tours

Developing Drugs from Bench to Bedside: Tales of a Serial Faculty Entrepreneur

Craig Crews, Lewis B. Cullman Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Pharmacology

For the past 23 years, Professor Crews has straddled the fields of chemistry and biology as well as academia and the biotech world. Starting with research from his lab, he launched his first company, Proteolix, which converted his research into the FDA-approved anti-cancer drug Kyprolis for the treatment of multiple myeloma.  More recently, his next company, Arvinas, located in New Haven, is changing how drugs are developed and has drug candidates slated to enter clinical trials soon for breast and prostate cancer. Professor Crews will describe both the science behind his drugs as well as the challenges of translating basic research into new therapeutics. Please come prepared with questions for him.

Friday, May 25, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall - 1 Prospect Street
Room: 114
Tour of Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The Beinecke Library is Yale University’s principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. It both houses public exhibition and serves as a center for teaching and for research by students, faculty, and scholars from around the world. The Beinecke Library is one of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts.  Please come for a tour and hear how Yale students and many others engage the past in the present for the future in this great research library…and enjoy the library’s special exhibition on Text and Textile, plus its permanent exhibitions, including the Gutenberg Bible, John James Audubon’s, Birds of America, and the original books of the Yale library.
Meet at the entrance to the library, inside the revolving doors; limited to the first 60 participants.

Friday, May 25, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library - 121 Wall St.
On Grand Strategy

John Lewis Gaddis, Robert A. Lovett Professor of History

Professor Gaddis will discuss and answer questions about his new book, in which he attempts to distill what classical texts have meant in the study of grand strategy at Yale over the past decade and a half.

Friday, May 25, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street
Room: Levinson Auditorium
"Blues Clues" Architectural Treasure Hunt

A self-guided tour at the Mead Visitor Center for families with children ages 6-11, with clues to fascinating architectural and sculptural details on campus. Also available on Saturday & Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm.

Friday, May 25, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Visitor Center at Yale University - 149 Elm St.
Yale Center for British Art "BAC Packs"

Families may pick up a "BAC Pack" at the Information Desk in the Entrance Court. Inside will be everything young visitors need to help them explore both the architecture and select objects in the Center. Available Friday and Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday, 12 - 5 pm.

Friday, May 25, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Yale Center for British Art - 1080 Chapel Street
Room: Lobby
Resources for Families at the Yale University Art Gallery

Self-Guided Activities

We encourage you to explore the galleries using our self-guided family activities, available at the Information Desk or as a PDF download. Our family guides are designed to be used in the gallery spaces to help you look more closely at art and to enjoy your time together in the museum. Please come and try one or all three.

  • Guide for Families—a booklet of activities for families to use in the museum
  • Self-Guided Architecture Activity—a guide to the Kahn building. Designed for kids ages 8-12
  • Felt and Yarn Kit—a take home kit that includes felt, yarn, and a small booklet. Encourages young people to look closely at art and make their own artwork using felt and yarn.

    Also available Saturday and Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm.
Friday, May 25, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Sacred Sites Tour

Learn all about student religious life at Yale and visit sites on and around Old Campus where many religious groups hold worship and meditation services. Included will be Battell Chapel, Dwight Chapel, Breathing Space, the Hindu students’ prayer room, the Muslim students’ musalla, and ending with the Buddhist shrine in the chapel at the base of Harkness Tower.  Representatives of the Yale Chaplain’s Office will lead.  There will be plenty of walking, some stairs, and removal of shoes will be necessary to enter some of the spaces. Meet at Battell Chapel.

Friday, May 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Battell Chapel - 400 College Street
Room: Sanctuary
Yale and America

Jay Gitlin’71, ’74 MusM, ’02 PhD, Lecturer in History; Associate Director, Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers & Borders

Professor Gitlin will give a brief description of his popular seminar, "Yale and America," and will then be joined by three students making short talks based on their research: David McCullough '17 on "Admitting the Elite: Admissions and the Changing Definition of Merit at Yale, 1950-1980;" Alexandra Small '18 on "Presidential Spouses as Creators of Yale Culture;" and Rachel Troy '19 on "The Ironic History of American Studies at Yale."

Professor Gitlin is an Association of Yale Alumni Howard R. Lamar Faculty Award recipient for 2018.

Friday, May 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
William L. Harkness Hall - 100 Wall Street
Room: 201/Sudler
Tour of the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)

The CSSSI supports the sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields at Yale by offering state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. Facilities include a 24/7 space with a media exhibit wall; a newly-renovated lower level with a seminar room, digital studio, and maps/GIS consultation space; and a variety of spaces for individual or group study. Tour participants will be able to view the CSSSI's spring 2018 media wall exhibit, which presents biographical information on people influential in the Herbarium’s 150+ year history as well as images of specimens from a variety of collections. The CSSSI is Yale’s newest library and learning space, located up the hill from the new residential colleges. Tours will be led by Jill Parchuck, Associate University Librarian for Science, Social Science, and Medicine; Marybeth Bean, Manager, Access Services; Kevin Merriman, Director of Collection Management, Technical Services and Access Services and Melanie Maksin, Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs.
Meet at the South Study Room (24 hour space) 219 Prospect St., Kline Biology Tower, concourse level.

Friday, May 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Kline Biology Tower - 219 Prospect St
Knowledge and Leadership for a Sustainable Future: Environmental Challenges Today and the Role of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Indy Burke, Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Professor of Ecosystem Ecology

Environmental challenges today are more acute than ever, and not likely to decrease with the growing global need for resources to support human society. What is the role of a university in addressing these issues, how is that changing at this particular time in national history, and how is the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies uniquely suited for bringing scholarship to solutions?

Friday, May 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall - 1 Prospect Street
Room: 114
Why Do the Liberal Arts Still Matter?

Tamar Gendler '87,  Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy; Professor of Psychology

In many arenas, the importance of a liberal arts education has come under attack. Yet Yale and its peer institutions remain committed to this form of undergraduate learning. What do we learn about the value of the liberal arts from the perspective of some its disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences and sciences?

 

Friday, May 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street
Room: Levinson Auditorium
"For God, for Country and for Yale:" Some Chapters from Yale's Christian Past

A one hour walking tour, led by Jon Hinkson​ of the Rivendell Institute, of some of the sites on campus telling the story of various figures and episodes of Yale's history, from John Davenport and Abraham Pierson and the founding of colony and college, to Jonathan Edwards and Timothy Dwight and the Great Awakenings. Come hear some of the stories behind the names at Yale

Meet at Phelps Gate, Old Campus.

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
My First Year as Dean and Beyond

Marvin Chun, Dean of Yale College; Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology and Professor of Neuroscience

Come hear the Dean's reflections on his first year and his thoughts on the future.

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Linsly-Chittenden Hall - 63 High Street
Room: 101
Imagining the Schwarzman Center

Pericles Lewis, Vice President for Global Strategy; Michael Douyard, Project Manager

In May 2015, Yale announced a $150 million path-breaking gift by Stephen A. Schwarzman '69 to create a world-class campus center by renovating the historic Commons and Memorial Hall. Once complete in 2020, the Schwarzman Center will provide a center dedicated to cultural programming and student life at the center of the university. It will be designed to draw together students and faculty from all of Yale's schools and colleges, and with the help of state-of-the-art technology, enable engagement across the campus and around the globe. Come hear all about the plans!

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Loria Center - 200 York St.
Room: 351
Four Misconceptions of Race and Class

Michael Kraus, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management

Economic inequality is at near historic levels in the United States and the burden of unequal economic circumstances is disproportionately carried by communities of color. The presentation will highlight recent insights from psychological science that correct four popular misconceptions of race and class in contemporary American society. Understanding American race and class as rooted in power and hierarchy is one route to a fuller and historically informed understanding of the present political moment.

 

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street
Room: Levinson Auditorium
Why Song? Words, Music, and the Practice of Empathy

Paul Berry, Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Music, Yale School of Music

In the early decades of the nineteenth century, before broadly marketed popular music diverged irrevocably from what we now call classical music, Franz Schubert composed songs that still define the genre today. For everyone from Brahms and Ravel to Aretha Franklin and Kendrick Lamar, song remains as Schubert conceived of it: poetry and music fused into emotional landscapes more distinctive and compelling than either words or tones could create alone. An essential component of these emotional landscapes is their empathetic effect on the audiences and musicians who hear and perform them. Often without realizing it, one is drawn outside one's lived experience and encouraged to inhabit perspectives foreign to one's own. This lecture uses several of Schubert's greatest songs as starting points from which to consider the varieties of empathetic experience that music offers to listeners and performers alike.

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
William L. Harkness Hall - 100 Wall Street
Room: 201/Sudler
The Road to UnFreedom: Russia, Europe, America

Timothy Snyder, Richard C. Levin Professor of History

In his bestseller, On Tyranny, Professor Snyder offered readers a guide to recognizing and understanding threats to our democratic ideals and offered ways to effectively resist and bring about change. This lecture, based on his new book, illuminates the moments in our contemporary history in which the tenets of our democracy have been attacked. He will explain how his book encourages us to take a hard, unflinching look at the current state of our own political order and seek out the truth.

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall - 1 Prospect Street
Room: 114
Problem Framing: A Guide to Making Good Decisions

Paul Bracken, Professor of Management and Professor of Political Science

The difference between a good decision and a bad one can be literally life changing. Whether it's to start a new project, make a career move, buy a new house, or pretty much anything you can think of – there's a pattern for success: learn to "frame the problem," analyze the information, choose a solution, and, finally, execute. Using his widely-acclaimed "Yale Problem Framing" course, Professor Bracken will use business examples to highlight the difference between operations and strategy, and then talk about seeing the customer's viewpoint. Finally, he will discuss how these traditional business practices can be adapted to everyday life.

Professor Bracken is an Association of Yale Alumni Howard R. Lamar Faculty Award honoree for 2015.

 

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Loria Center - 200 York St.
Room: 250
Tour of Wright Laboratory - A Portal to the Universe

For years the Wright Laboratory housed a landmark nuclear accelerator. Recently Wright Lab was transformed into a state-of-the-art facility to study neutrinos, dark matter, and the evolution of the Universe. Come for a tour of Yale's newest "Portal to the Universe," led by Wright Lab Director and Professor of Physics, Karsten Heeger. Enjoy a short but fascinating film about the removal of Yale’s “atom smasher” and learn about how Wright Lab's research is advancing the frontiers of fundamental physics by exploring the invisible Universe.

Note: Walk through Lot 22 behind the Peabody Museum; look for the big blue "Portal" sculpture in front of the lab on your right. Bus transportation provided in front of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect St., across from Woolsey Hall.

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wright Laboratory - 272 Whitney Ave.
Room: lab
Building a College Community from the Ground Up

Even before the two new residential colleges, Benjamin Franklin and Pauli Murray, opened last fall, their Heads of College had been working hard to build communities within those brand new walls. Tina Lu, Head of  Pauli Murray College and Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures, will explain how the transfer of students from other colleges was organized; what her students have done to build college spirit; and what it has been like to live and work in a brand new space.

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Loria Center - 200 York St.
Room: B51
Searching for Cognitive Enhancers

Paul Lombroso, Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychiatry

Forming new memories is a critical aspect of our lives. There are a number of illnesses in which this process is disrupted, including Alzheimer’s disease. This lecture will review how we normally turn short-term memories into long-term memories and what must happen within neurons to strengthen their ability to communicate with each other, something that must happen for memories to form. We will explore what can to wrong in our neurons to disrupt communication between neurons and how research is endeavoring to discover novel drugs that might disrupt this devastating disease.

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Linsly-Chittenden Hall - 63 High Street
Room: 102
Tours of the New Residential Colleges

Current Yale students stand ready to guide you through the two new residential colleges – Benjamin Franklin and Pauli Murray – with their spectacular towers, elegant dining halls and fine stone carvings and gates. Tours will be offered throughout the 2 1/2 hour period.

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Newberry Organ Tour

With its 142 stops, 197 ranks, 12,641 pipes, 30,000 pneumatic valves, 1,000 pneumatic motors and 2 turbines, the Newberry Organ is one of the most magnificent orchestral organs in the world and a monument to the state-of-the-art technology of 1928! Come hear this "king of instruments" and take a walking tour behind the pipes, courtesy of University Organist Thomas Murray and Organ Curators Joe Dzeda and Nicholas Thomson-Allen.

Session runs continually to 11:30 am

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Woolsey Hall - 500 College Street
Two Decades of Change at the Yale Art Gallery

Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director, Yale University Art Gallery

An illustrated lecture reviewing how the Yale Art Gallery has grown over the past 20 years.

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
Peabody Museum Kids' Activities

The Peabody Museum invites you to a morning of activities for families with school-aged children. Activities include a scavenger hunt in the Great Hall of Dinosaurs (with prizes!), and an opportunity to see the Museum’s current exhibits, including the new and dramatic display of minerals in David Friend Hall.

Note: Bus transportation provided in front of Sheffield-Sterling Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect St., across from Woolsey Hall.

Saturday, May 26, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Peabody Museum - 170 Whitney
Yale Center for British Art "BAC Packs"

Families may pick up a "BAC Pack" at the Information Desk in the Entrance Court. Inside will be everything young visitors need to help them explore both the architecture and select objects in the Center. Available Friday and Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday, 12 - 5 pm.

Saturday, May 26, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Yale Center for British Art - 1080 Chapel Street
Room: Lobby
Yale Glee Club Singing Workshop

Anyone who loves singing (spouses and guests warmly invited) is invited to a choral workshop in the beautifully renovated Rossi Glee Club Room. You needn't have been a Yale Glee Club member to enjoy this rehearsal, led by Glee Club Direector Jeffrey Douma. Repertoire prepared during the workshop will be performed (by you!) at the "Celebration of Yale Singing" at Woolsey Hall on Saturday afternoon. Enter through the new entrance to the Adams Center at the rear of the building.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Adams Center - 165 Elm Street
Room: Rossi Glee Club Room
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roundtable

Please join us for a special roundtable with faculty and members of the University administration to discuss the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus and throughout the Yale community.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sprague Hall - 470 College Street
Room: Concert Hall
Tour of Renovated Manuscripts and Archives Department in Sterling Memorial Library

Tour one of the most beautiful spaces in the Library, the recently renovated main floor of Manuscripts and Archives. Staff members will discuss the goals of the renovation and participants can tour the area and view a selection of materials used in Yale classes from the department’s manuscript collections and university records. Meet in the Cowles Reference Center across from the Memorabilia Room.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sterling Memorial Library - 120 High Street
Room: Manuscripts & Archives
Mapping the Heavens: How Radical Ideas Have Transformed Our Cosmic View

Priya Natarajan, Professor of Astronomy and Physics

In this talk, Professor Natarajan will discuss two radical ideas in cosmology that involve invisible entities – dark matter and black holes. The history of the discovery of dark matter and black holes, as well as their current status – including recent leaps in understanding from mapping dark matter and the discovery of gravitational waves from colliding black holes – will be presented.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
William L. Harkness Hall - 100 Wall Street
Room: 119
Information Session on Admissions & Financial Aid at Selective Colleges

Jeremiah Quinlan '03, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, will lead a discussion of the process of applying to selective colleges and universities. Students and parents are welcome. Bring your questions!

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
William L. Harkness Hall - 100 Wall Street
Room: 120
Architecture, Memory, and the City: New Haven and Beyond

Elihu Rubin '99, Associate Professor of Urbanism, Yale School of Architecture

To what extent are our individual and collective memories linked to buildings and places? What are the social and psychological impacts of urban change, from urban renewal to gentrification? Are there local buildings, or "Old Haunts" at Yale, that continue to resonate in your cognitive map of the city? What role should architectural preservation play in the future city, and what creative heritage techniques might be used to bring a sense of the past into the present? Using examples from New Haven and beyond, architectural historian Elihu Rubin discusses these topics and describes recent community-based work he has initiated with students.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Room: McNeil Lecture Hall
Managing Yale's Endowment

David Swensen '80 PhD, Yale's Chief Investment Officer, oversees $27 billion in endowment assets and several hundreds of millions of dollars of other investment funds. Under his stewardship during the past 33 years the Yale endowment generated returns of 13.5 percent per annum, a record unequalled among institutional investors. Mr. Swensen leads a staff of 32, located near the University’s campus in downtown New Haven.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Linsly-Chittenden Hall - 63 High Street
Room: 102
Directed Studies and the Future of the Humanities

Bryan Garsten, Professor of Political Science and Humanities; Chair of the Humanities Program

Yale’s renowned program in great books from the Western tradition was launched as an experiment: What would happen if students began their time at Yale not by choosing individual courses from the vast smorgasbord of possible electives, but instead by following a set curriculum designed to introduce them to fundamental questions and classic texts? In this lecture Professor Garsten,will explore the outcome of this experiment, moving quickly from the history of Directed Studies to recent evidence of its continued relevance. Placing Directed Studies in conversation with similar programs elsewhere, he will show how the reading and discussion of classic texts has affected students in a wide variety of settings, from Yale first-years to war veterans, from inner-city high-school students aiming to make it to college to retired alumni reflecting on lifetimes of success in business, medicine, diplomacy and other fields. The lecture will draw from the Directed Studies experience several lessons about the conditions under which the humanities retain their power to spark insight and craft meaning. His thesis will be that Directed Studies should be seen not as a vestige of the past, but as a pointer towards a vibrant future for the humanities at the heart of the college experience.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Loria Center - 200 York St.
Room: 351
Payne Whitney Gym Tour

Brian DiNatale of Yale Athletics will be on hand to show you some of Yale's most impressive renovation projects, including the Lanman Center, the Brady Squash Center, and the Adrian C. "Ace" Israel Fitness Center.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Payne Whitney Gym - 70 Tower Parkway
Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible

William Goetzmann '78, Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies, Yale School of Management

Finance is an indispensable infrastructure of value, time and risk upon which complex urban society is built. Using some of Yale's unique treasures, from cuneiform tables to centuries-old documents from Beinecke Library, Professor Goetzmann will describe past and current research into the history of financial innovation at Yale and how this innovation led to some of humanity's greatest triumphs and greatest failures. His talk is based on his 2016 book by the same title.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall - 1 Prospect Street
Room: 114
America's Constitution, Written and Unwritten

Akhil Reed Amar '80, '84 Law, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science

In this lecture, based on his two most recent books, America's Constitution: A Biography and America's Unwritten Constitution, Professor Amar will offer his audience an overview of the grand project of American constitutionalism, past, present, and future, with particular emphasis on America's place in the world.

Professor Amar is an Association of Yale Alumni Howard R. Lamar Faculty Award recipient for 2017.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sterling Law Building - 127 Wall Street
Room: Levinson Auditorium
Treatment of Aggression and Antisocial Behavior in Children

Alan Kazdin, Sterling Professor of Psychology & Professor of Child Psychiatry

Severe aggressive and antisocial behavior (frequent fighting, stealing, destroying property, fire setting) in children is one of the most expensive mental health problems in the United States.  The presentation will highlight the nature of the problem and what we know about risk factors, causes, and life-long outcomes.  The immediate clinical challenges are to reduce these behaviors and markedly improve child functioning at home, at school, and in the community.  At Yale, we have developed effective treatments for these children.  Yet, many contextual features, both in family life and society at large, contribute to the very problems we are trying to change.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Linsly-Chittenden Hall - 63 High Street
Room: 101
Have Bones Will Travel - A Special Lecture for Children

Linda Honan '89 MSN, Associate Professor of Nursing

In this creative, hands-on program, Professor Honan will educate young participants on the marvels of the human body.  Children will be able to touch lung tissue and see the consequences of smoking and air pollution, hold a human skull and learn why bicycle helmets are so important, and handle bones and examine x-rays. Appropriate for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rosenfeld Hall - 111 Grove St.
The Warrior-Scholar Project: Creating an Army of Veteran Scholars

Marla Geha, Professor of Astronomy, HHMI Professor

The Warrior-Scholar Project offers two-week college preparatory boot camps to U.S. enlisted military veterans. Founded by Yale alumni the project began in 2012 with nine students at Yale and has since expanded to eighteen campuses serving several hundred students each summer. Boot camps are led by enlisted veterans who already have made a successful transition into college, in close collaboration with faculty and students from each host institution. Professor Geha will discuss the program and describe continued work at Yale developing a science-focused boot camp. The Warrior-Scholar Project serves an at risk, but high potential, undergraduate population which is not engaged by other programs in the country.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
William L. Harkness Hall - 100 Wall Street
Room: 201/Sudler
Yale's Public Art Treasures: From Tiffany to Lichtenstein and Lin

New perspectives on classic and controversial artworks around the campus, offered by Judith Ann Schiff, Chief Research Archivist, Yale Old and New author, and New Haven City Historian.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Loria Center - 200 York St.
Room: B51
What Solomon Didn’t Know: How to Divide the Pie

Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, School of Management

Most of you will spend a good deal of your professional life engaged in negotiations of one form or another. Of course, there will be many negotiations in personal lives, as well. The goal of this session is to change the way you look at negotiations. We will present a rational and principled approach toward negotiations that emphasizes one simple idea: what is the pie? When the parties truly understand what is at stake, it makes it possible to cut through the bluffing and clutter, and reach a principled outcome. Here are two links to a preview: http://tinyurl.com/yalealumni1; http://tinyurl.com/yalealumni2.

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Loria Center - 200 York St.
Room: 250
"Blues Clues" Architectural Treasure Hunt

A self-guided tour at the Mead Visitor Center for families with children ages 6-11, with clues to fascinating architectural and sculptural details on campus. Also available on Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, and Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm.

Saturday, May 26, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Visitor Center at Yale University - 149 Elm St.
Resources for Families at the Yale University Art Gallery

Self-Guided Activities

We encourage you to explore the galleries using our self-guided family activities, available at the Information Desk or as a PDF download. Our family guides are designed to be used in the gallery spaces to help you look more closely at art and to enjoy your time together in the museum. Please come and try one or all three.

  • Guide for Families—a booklet of activities for families to use in the museum
  • Self-Guided Architecture Activity—a guide to the Kahn building. Designed for kids ages 8-12
  • Felt and Yarn Kit—a take home kit that includes felt, yarn, and a small booklet. Encourages young people to look closely at art and make their own artwork using felt and yarn.

Also available Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm.

Saturday, May 26, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
"Blues Clues" Architectural Treasure Hunt

A self-guided tour at the Mead Visitor Center for families with children ages 6-11, with clues to fascinating architectural and sculptural details on campus. Also available on Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm, and Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm.

Sunday, May 27, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Visitor Center at Yale University - 149 Elm St.
Resources for Families at the Yale University Art Gallery

Self-Guided Activities

We encourage you to explore the galleries using our self-guided family activities, available at the Information Desk or as a PDF download. Our family guides are designed to be used in the gallery spaces to help you look more closely at art and to enjoy your time together in the museum. Please come and try one or all three.

  • Guide for Families—a booklet of activities for families to use in the museum
  • Self-Guided Architecture Activity—a guide to the Kahn building. Designed for kids ages 8-12
  • Felt and Yarn Kit—a take home kit that includes felt, yarn, and a small booklet. Encourages young people to look closely at art and make their own artwork using felt and yarn.
Sunday, May 27, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Yale University Art Gallery - 1111 Chapel Street
Yale Center for British Art "BAC Packs"

Families may pick up a "BAC Pack" at the Information Desk in the Entrance Court. Inside will be everything young visitors need to help them explore both the architecture and select objects in the Center. Available Friday and Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday, 12 - 5 pm.

Sunday, May 27, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yale Center for British Art - 1080 Chapel Street
Room: Lobby
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