Ivy Alumni Happy Hour
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Ivy Alumni Happy Hour

Yale Alumni are invited to a joint Ivy League Alumni Happy Hour at The Network Bar on Thursday, October 25! Attendees will have access to the members-only club during this time, in addition to happy hour drink specials and a specialty cocktail created just for the event. Come mix and mingle from 6-8 PM; we hope to see you there!

Business/Business Casual Attire Required
Complimentary Self-Parking
Cash Bar

Tickets by Eventbrite


Please contact rachel@networkbar.com with any questions!

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Educating DFW: Maintaining Competitive Edge with an Educated Workforce
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Educating DFW: Maintaining Competitive Edge with an Educated Workforce

Sponsored jointly by the Yale, Harvard, Stanford, and Kellogg Alumni Associations of DFW

Panelists:

  • Angela Farley, CFO/COO, Dallas Regional Chamber

  • Israel Cordero, Deputy Superintendent, DISD

  • George Tang, Managing Director, Educate Texas

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/educating-dfw-maintaining-competitive-edge-with-an-educated-workforce-tickets-49323136830#tickets

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Richard Fisher: The US Economy and Future Fed Policy
Jan
9
11:45 AM11:45

Richard Fisher: The US Economy and Future Fed Policy

The Harvard Club of Dallas is inviting us to join them for their first luncheon of 2019 - featuring the father-in-law of our own club president: Richard Fisher

A first-generation American, Fisher is equally fluent in Spanish and English. Throughout his career, he has served on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards. He also has maintained his academic interests, teaching graduate courses and serving on several university boards. He has received many awards over the years, including the Service to Democracy Award and Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Public Service from the American Assembly. In April 2009, he was inducted into the Dallas Business Hall of Fame.

Cost: $40 Click here to buy tickets

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Every Day is Extra with the Honorable John Kerry
Sep
28
11:30 AM11:30

Every Day is Extra with the Honorable John Kerry

In partnership, with the World Affairs Council we invite you to a luncheon with John Kerry where he will present his latest book Every Day is Extra

Register here: https://www.dfwworld.org/events/registration/john-kerry

John Forbes Kerry is a former Secretary of State and five-term US Senator. Kerry is the author of Every Day Is Extra, A Call to Service: My Vision for a Better AmericaThe New War, and the best-selling This Moment on Earth. He is currently a Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs at Yale University as well as the inaugural Visiting Distinguished Statesman for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, have two daughters, three sons, and seven grandchildren.

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My Children Won’t Let Me Work: The Economic Impact of Childcare on Dallas
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

My Children Won’t Let Me Work: The Economic Impact of Childcare on Dallas

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Even if you don't care about the costs of our prison system, the quality of our future workforce or the staggering poverty statistics in Dallas, what happens with our babies and toddlers and preschoolers - at all economic levels - has a significant economic impact on our region. Join Regen Horchow Fearon, Chair of Early Matter Dallas, and Derek Little, Assistant Superintendent, DISD, to understand how our city has identified an education issue which starts before children ever enter a school and which has a compounding impact on the success of our adults and children to be tax paying contributors to our local economy.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-children-wont-let-me-work-the-economic-impact-of-childcare-on-dallas-tickets-49213934202

Note: We will share the event address upon registration

Speakers & Bios:

Regen Horchow Fearon (Yale BA),

Chair, Early Matters Dallas

Regen has spent most of her life focused upon the lives of young children starting as a student teacher during high school (Foster Elementary, DISD). She has served as a teacher, school counselor, head of school, mother and, for the last 30 years, as a civic leader for a variety of organizations serving young children and their families.

In the Dallas community, Regen’s service includes current and previous leadership positions at the Child Care Group, Commit Partnership, Dallas Assembly, Dallas Foundation, Junior League of Dallas, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Dallas County Community College Foundation Board, Dallas for Children, Educational First Steps, Girls’ Adventure Trails, The Hockaday School, Planned Parenthood and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.

Regen served as the Chairman of the Zero to Five Funders Collaborative, an initiative of over 40 area foundations working together to make measurable progress toward school readiness for one of Dallas’ most needy neighborhoods. Under her leadership, the Bachman Lake Together Family Center was launched and a facility built to serve families of young children in the Bachman area.

As Chairman for Early Matters Dallas, Regen advocates for policy change, increased funding, better coordination and measurement of quality early learning experiences for all children so that Dallas County will increase the number of children reading on grade level at 3rd grade from 40% to 60% by 2025.

A Dallas native, Regen is a graduate of The Hockaday School, Yale University and holds a M.Ed from the University of North Texas, Regen is married to craniofacial surgeon, Jeff Fearon, and has three daughters.

 

Derek Little

Assistant Superintendent, Early Childhood, Dallas ISD

Derek Little serves as the assistant superintendent for early learning with the Dallas Independent School District. In that role Derek leads the district's efforts from birth to 2nd grade, working to ensure every kindergartner is prepared and every 2nd grader is reading on grade level. Prior to this, Derek served as the deputy director of early childhood at the Louisiana Department of Education, where he led policy planning for funding, accountability, enrollment, workforce and governance of early childhood programs. Previously, Derek was the director of finance and operations for the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, where he was able to increase funding for the school despite budget cuts to education statewide. Derek started his career teaching high school math. He earned a bachelor's degree in molecular biology and a master's degree in finance from Tulane University. He has also earned master's degrees in educational leadership from Northwestern State University and the Broad Center for Urban Education.

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Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Research and Clinical Practice with Dr. Danuser
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Research and Clinical Practice with Dr. Danuser

  • UT Southwestern T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) take over nearly every aspect of our lives, from the books we get recommended for purchase online to the coupons we receive in grocery stores. ML and AI do also not halt at the doorstep of biomedical research and clinical practice. In the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics, researchers study the theoretical foundation of AI and ML methods and how these tools can be harnessed to understand and cure disease. In this lecture, Dr. Danuser, Chairman of Bioinformatics, will offer an intuitive introduction to the concepts of AI and illustrate concrete applications of AI in the diagnosis of cancer and the discovery of new drugs.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artificial-intelligence-in-biomedical-research-and-clinical-practice-with-dr-danuser-tickets-49253989007

About Dr. Gaundenz Danuser

Since July 2015 Gaudenz Danuser has been appointed as theinaugural chair of the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics. He also holds the Patrick E. Haggerty Distinguished Chair in Basic Biomedical Science and is a Scholar of the Cancer Prevention Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Before moving to UTSW, Danuser directed research laboratories at ETH Zurich (2002 – 2003), at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla (2003 – 2009), and at Harvard Medical School (2009 – 2014).

Trained as an engineer (geodetic and electrical engineering/computer science), he entered the field of cell biology as a postdoctoral fellow in the Program for Architectural Dynamics of Living Cells at the MBL in Woods Hole. Since then, he has focused his research on the question how chemical and mechanical signals integrate in the regulation of cytoskeleton dynamics and membrane trafficking.

With his CPRIT recruitment he has redirected his efforts towards understanding the implications of mechanical and chemical cell shape regulation in migration and survival of the metastatic cell, including the roles mechanical cues play in conferring what his lab calls ‘mechanical drug resistance’.

To address these questions his lab develops innovative quantitative imaging methods to experimentally probe these processes and uses mathematical modeling to compile the data in mechanistic systems analyses. He is a devoted teacher in areas of computational cell biology, cellular biophysics, and the theory of measurement applied to cell biology. He is co-chair of the computational and systems biology track in UTSW's graduate school.

His contributions to cell biology and biophysics have been recognized by several awards and honors. Recent nominations include Recruitment Awards from the UT STARS and CPRIT programs (2012), the Charles Edward Holt Memorial Lectureship at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2011), a Transformative R01 Research Award from the NIH Director’s Office (2009 - 2014), and the Michael and Kate Barany Award for Young Investigators by The Biophysical Society (2009).

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An Evening with Pulitzer Prize winner James Forman, Jr.
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Pulitzer Prize winner James Forman, Jr.

Author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
In partnership with Interbang Books

Learn More Here


WINNER OF THE 2018 PULITZER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION

Former public defender James Forman, Jr. is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color. In LOCKING UP OUR OWN, he seeks to understand the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers.

Forman shows us that the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office amid a surge in crime and drug addiction. Many prominent black officials, including Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry and federal prosecutor Eric Holder, feared that the gains of the civil rights movement were being undermined by lawlessness--and thus embraced tough-on-crime measures, including longer sentences and aggressive police tactics. In the face of skyrocketing murder rates and the proliferation of open-air drug markets, they believed they had no choice. But the policies they adopted would have devastating consequences for residents of poor black neighborhoods.

A former D.C. public defender, Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, police officers, defendants, and crime victims. He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas--from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency. LOCKING UP OUR OWN enriches our understanding of why our society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system in this country.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Forman Jr. is a professor of law at Yale Law School. He has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, numerous law reviews, and other publications. A former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, he spent six years as a public defender in Washington, D.C., where he cofounded the Maya Angelou Public Charter School.

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Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Yale Corporation Alumni Fellow Write-In Candidate James Kirchick

We wanted to let Yalies in the area know that Jamie Kirkchik would be in the DFW area on Monday, July 30th for a dinner at the Fort Worth Club. Jamie announced a write-in campaign as an alumni fellow on the Yale Corporation several months ago in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. He is a visiting fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe and Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution.

Register here for the dinner: https://www.jamiefortrustee.com/events/fort-worth-dinner/form

If you plan to attend and want to stay at the Fort Worth Club, please contact johnfahy@aya.yale.edu to refer/sponsor a hotel room for the night.

For those curious about the process, the Yale Daily News wrote a story about Jamie's campaign: https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2018/06/04/kirchick-06-announces-yale-corporation-candidacy-vows-to-protect-free-speech/

For more on Jamie's perspective:

Note: This is not an official event of the Yale Club of Dallas but shared as an event of interest to the Yale alumni community. We are not endorsing him or any other candidate  in the alumni fellow elections.

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Young Alumni Happy Hour
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Young Alumni Happy Hour

A happy hour for graduates of Yale College or the Graduate/professional schools within the past 10 years - and for all of those alumni who still want to feel young! We have the upstairs at The Ginger Man in Uptown reserve so come from a beer selection matched only by the company. 

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Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Class of '22 Dallas Area Send-off

Join us in sending off the Class of 2022 as they head to New Haven to begin their time in New Haven. It's a great opportunity to regale eager ears with sound advice and a list of your favorite hangouts that have been shut down for years! 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yale-class-of-2022-dallas-area-send-off-tickets-47958012707?aff=site

* Note: Limited space available 

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The Creative Art of Translation
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Creative Art of Translation

Austin Worner is a Chinese-English literary translator and a Yale College graduate (Saybrook '08). He is coming to Dallas to do an author event at Deep Vellum Books to promote a Chinese novel he translated into English, The Invisible Valley. The author, Su Wei, is a Tiananmen Square exile who's been teaching Chinese literature at Yale for twenty years.

Learn more below. Hope you can attend!

Event info: http://deepvellum.com/events/2018/austin-woerner-and-su-wei-the-creative-art-of-translation

Description and author bios:

When Chinese novelist Su We nd his translator Austin Woerner first met in 2005, little did they know that their friendship would spark a ten-year-long experiment in creative co-translation that would take them from the classrooms of Yale to the mountains o outhern Chin nd back again. Joi ustin as he recount his literary odyssey, culminating in the publication o i nglish translation of Su’s nove h nvisible Valley in English this Apri, y Small Beer Pres. Austi ill reveal the story behin he story, a coming-of-age narrative set during the Cultural Revolution against a backdrop of rainforest landscapes, Taoist mysticism, and Cantonese folklore. In the proces e will share th oys and complexities o iterar ranslation an is adventures in Chinese literature both on and off the page.

In tropical southern China, in the midst of the Cultural Revolution, a teenage boy named Lu Beiping stumbles upon a band of woodcutters living deep in the mountains. Outcasts from mainstream society, the “driftfolk,” as they call themselves, practice a secret faith whose central tenets would be heresy in the world Lu Beiping comes from. As he is drawn deeper into their way of life—a realm of strange freedoms and restrictions, where the line between magic and reality is not always clear—Lu must struggle with what is natural and what is truly deviant, and learn to play a precarious balancing act between two taboo-ridden worlds. 

Like many Chinese writers of his generation, Su Wei spent his teenage years being “re-educated” through farm labor in the countryside, working for ten years on a rubber plantation in the mountains of tropical Hainan Island. He is known for his nonfiction essays as well as for his highly imaginative novels, which are seen as unique in their treatment of the Cultural Revolution. He fled China in 1989, and since 1997 he has taught Chinese language and literature at Yale University. he Invisible Valley is his first book to be translated into English.

A Chinese-English literary translator, Austin Woerner has translated two volumes of poetry, oubled Shadows: Selected Poetry of Ouyang Jianghe and hoenix, and edited the English edition of the innovative, bilingual Chinese literary journal hutzpah! Together with Ou Ning, he co-edited the short fiction anthology hutzpah! New Voices from China. He has a BA in East Asian Studies from Yale and an MFA in creative writing from the New School, and he is currently a lecturer at Duke Kunshan University.

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Breaking Shadows
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Breaking Shadows

as commissioned by Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family for SOLUNA

Multimedia artist and professional figure skater Jennifer Wester (Yale ‘16) explores how light and shadow affect movement in even their most monochromatic forms in this whimsical world-premiere performance.

Wester does the unimaginable as she transforms a Dallas parking lot into a magical ice skating rink, utilizing synthetic ice, lighting and projection while performing against an original music composition of sounds harvested from her own skates.

Meet the artist: For the Yale Club of Dallas, Jennifer has agreed to host an informal talk following her performance on May 19th. Learn more about her inspiration and experience in this intimate gathering.


Reserve your space by buying tickets here

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Yale Day of Service at Vogel Alcove
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Yale Day of Service at Vogel Alcove

Register here: https://alumni.yale.edu/registration/dos/register.php?event=2593

Vogel Alcove serves as many as 200 children each day, allowing them to learn, grow and thrive in a place free from hunger or trauma. While their children are in our care, our parents, most of whom are single mothers, have the opportunity to work, look for work or go to school. We give homeless families a chance to overcome their circumstances.

Volunteers will build Bye-Bye bags, snack sacks that we distribute to our children at the end of the day. These snack sacks provide additional nutrition when the children are away from our facility. Volunteers gather the supplies and fill the bags. You will be assigned items to donate/bring the week before the event.

In addition, there will also be a garden and/or playground beautification project to tackle, so we will need some volunteers to bring garden tools and wheelbarrows.

Let’s make this the most successful, most well-attended Yale Day of Service Site in the world - again! Stats from last year’s event:  96 registrants made 1,120 bye-bye bags, completed playground and garden work putting down 2500 pounds of sand, 1000 pounds of crushed granite, and 6 cubic yards of mulch!!!

This is a family-friendly, all-ages event.  We have bag decorating for our artistic and younger volunteers and plenty of jobs for volunteers of all ages.  Bring the entire family!

Website  

https://vogelalcove.org/home/the-problem/

Site Coordinator  

Amy Peck ‘02 MBA

amy.peck@aya.yale.edu

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May
4
11:45 AM11:45

The Future of Happiness

Please join us as this dynamic duo discusses The Future of Happiness in the digital age. The Yale couple has spent years researching how health, happiness and technology intersect. They will showcase how environmental factors like media can shape perception and performance. The discussion will include strategies to help improve health and happiness, especially among today’s adolescents.

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Amy Blankson is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two Presidents (President Bush and President Clinton). Amy is the author of two books: Ripple’s Effect and The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies to Balance Productivity and Well-being in the Digital Era (spring 2017).


 

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Dr. Kwabena “Bobo” Blankson is a pediatrician with subspecialty training in Adolescent Medicine. Doctor Bobo has published in peer-reviewed journals on adolescent healthcare utilization, obesity and energy-drink consumption, including recent features on The New York Times,TIME, Huffington Post, CNN, Forbes, CBS News, and more. Both Amy and Dr. Bobo have been featured professors in Oprah’s Happiness course.


Please register for the luncheon using this link.

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New and Admitted Student Reception
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

New and Admitted Student Reception

Home of Mrs. Lisa Rudner
(Preston Hollow neighborhood; address upon registration)

Dozens of students from the Dallas area have been admitted to Yale University. Mrs. Lisa Rudner has graciously opened up her home to help us welcome them to the community.  

Please join us by attending the New and Admitted Student Reception.  Students and their parents have many questions about what to expect in the fall.  Bring your stories, advice and folklore to this special event.


Please register using this link.

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THE STRATEGIC CAREER
Apr
13
11:45 AM11:45

THE STRATEGIC CAREER

Join us for a panel discussion that features author Bill Barnett (Yale Adjunct Professor, emeritus), Dr. Elizabeth Eager (Yale ‘04) and Eric Wenick (Yale ‘96). The three panelists will discuss their respective career journeys, including how they have decided to either remain committed to or depart from a particular professional path. Bill Barnett will also share his published research on how to pursue a meaningful and strategic career.

Tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-strategic-career-tickets-43400791937

 

 

 Bill Barnett is a business and career strategist and the author of The Strategic Career: Let Business Principles Guide You (Stanford University Press). He helps professionals, executives, and people seeking those careers discover their potential callings and develop plans to get there.  During his 23 years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, Bill advised business clients on top strategy issues. Later, while teaching business strategy, he found that MBA students seeking his career advice got fresh insights when they deployed the business concepts from class to themselves. He created and taught a career strategy course for Yale and Rice and began formally counseling mid-career managers and professionals.

Bill Barnett is a business and career strategist and the author of The Strategic Career: Let Business Principles Guide You (Stanford University Press). He helps professionals, executives, and people seeking those careers discover their potential callings and develop plans to get there.

During his 23 years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, Bill advised business clients on top strategy issues. Later, while teaching business strategy, he found that MBA students seeking his career advice got fresh insights when they deployed the business concepts from class to themselves. He created and taught a career strategy course for Yale and Rice and began formally counseling mid-career managers and professionals.

 Eric Wenick is the Founder and General Partner of WRB Serra Partners, a company that invests in renewable energy, water, and energy efficiency infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean. Before founding WRB, Eric spent several years in private equity and investment banking. He has raised almost $2.5 billion of debt and $2.0 billion of equity capital and closed more than 25 merger & acquisition and restructuring transactions.  Eric Wenick lives in Dallas with his wife and four children, all of whom love to travel, read, cook, and try new things.  He is passionate about helping people transition into jobs they find personally rewarding. Eric graduated from Yale University with a BA in economics and molecular biophysics & biochemistry. He earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Eric Wenick is the Founder and General Partner of WRB Serra Partners, a company that invests in renewable energy, water, and energy efficiency infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean. Before founding WRB, Eric spent several years in private equity and investment banking. He has raised almost $2.5 billion of debt and $2.0 billion of equity capital and closed more than 25 merger & acquisition and restructuring transactions.

Eric Wenick lives in Dallas with his wife and four children, all of whom love to travel, read, cook, and try new things.  He is passionate about helping people transition into jobs they find personally rewarding. Eric graduated from Yale University with a BA in economics and molecular biophysics & biochemistry. He earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

 Elizabeth Eager is an art historian, specializing in the transatlantic history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art and material culture, with a focus on intersections between art, science and technology. Her current book project brings together images and objects from both the fine and the mechanical arts to consider the relationship between drawing, the body, and the production of technical knowledge in early America's industrializing society.  Elizabeth holds a BA in Architecture from Yale University, and M. Arch. from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University.

Elizabeth Eager is an art historian, specializing in the transatlantic history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art and material culture, with a focus on intersections between art, science and technology. Her current book project brings together images and objects from both the fine and the mechanical arts to consider the relationship between drawing, the body, and the production of technical knowledge in early America's industrializing society.

Elizabeth holds a BA in Architecture from Yale University, and M. Arch. from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University.

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Inspiring Art Through Punk Rock
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Inspiring Art Through Punk Rock

Featuring Award-Winning Artist Nathan Carter (Yale MFA '98) &
Volcán de mi Tierra Tequila Tasting

Join members of the Harvard and Yale Clubs of Dallas at the home of Jeff and Elizabeth Helfrich for a cultural afternoon featuring a talk by sculptor Nathan Carter and tequila tasting with Gela Gallardo. Artist Nathan Carter (Yale MFA 1998) is the creator of sculptures, drawings, photographs, films, fascinators, jewelry, costumes, music, hats, capes, painted shades, dinners and dances in his Brooklyn New York studio. He recently created, wrote, directed and composed music for his first short film called The Dramastics Are Loud, which debuted in 2016. Most recently, Nathan’s The Dramastics Punk Rock Victory Twister, was a featured exhibit at the Nasher Sculpture Center. The afternoon’s cultural experience will be enriched when Harvard alumna, Gela Gallardo, showcases exquisite tequilas from her company Volcán de mi Tierra.

 

Please click here to register.

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WHARTON CLUB INVITE: Trends in the Alternative Asset Sector with Gail Ball
Mar
27
11:30 AM11:30

WHARTON CLUB INVITE: Trends in the Alternative Asset Sector with Gail Ball

Join in for a lively lunch while Gail Ball shares modern insights into Angel, VC and Private Equity Investing!

Wharton Alumna Gail Gilbert Ball is the Founder and Managing Partner of Chestnut Street Ventures. Chestnut Street Ventures is a University of Pennsylvania private, for-profit alumni venture fund that invests in Penn alum-led companies. Gail will give an insider’s perspective of the alternative assets sector trends —angel, VC, and PE investing—and where her fund fits.

Additionally, she will also explain how her fund benefits the Penn entrepreneurial ecosystem, how she sources deals (including from 10 sister alumni funds), and what she sees ahead for her organization and the sector. Each sister fund represents a similar fund alignment with a different prestigious university. They are: Green D Ventures (Dartmouth), Yard Ventures (Harvard), Blue Ivy Ventures (Yale), Castor Ventures (MIT), Purple Arch Ventures (Northwestern), Bascom Ventures (U Wisconsin), Farm Ventures (Stanford), Strawberry Creek Ventures (Berkeley), and soon two more representing Columbiaand Cornell.

Gail is a fintech executive who has had a long career leading tech teams at global financial services firms. Building and overseeing a broad swath of entrepreneurial groups, she has held decision-making posts at nearly every seat around the financial services table—banking executive, regulator, service provider, and board member—in both for-profit and social-impact markets. Among her many areas of expertise: financial services, portfolio development, financial analysis, and information tech.

Gail most recently served as a C-suite member of The Bancorp Bank, the innovative banking solution provider for the most recognizable names in digital banking. She also filled other executive roles at PNC Bank, Chase and Capital One, and NCO Financial Systems. In addition, Gail headed the Payments Studies Group at the Richmond Fed and served as Board Member and Risk Committee Chair at Kompanion, one of Central Asia’s largest microfinance institutions. She started out at Mellon Bank in corporate development, identifying and leading M&A transactions.

Gail has a BS Economics, Finance and Statistics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (‘79). She is a member of multiple entrepreneurial, venture, and financial interest groups, including Venture Capital Group, On Startups, Innovation in Payments, and Global Financial Markets.

EVENT DETAILS:
Early Registration Deadline: Thur., Mar. 22 @ 5:00pm
Date: Tues., Mar. 27
Time: 11:30am Check-in and Mingle
         12:00 - 1:00pm Presentation
Location: Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Ln #1700, Dallas, TX 75225
Parking: Garage parking included in registration price

Register here: https://www.whartondfw.org/gail_ball_event

 

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SOLD OUT: Private Tour of the Karpidas Collection
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT: Private Tour of the Karpidas Collection

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Begun by Pauline Karpidas in the 1970s, the Karpidas Family Collection is among the most renowned private holdings of contemporary art in the world. Curated by Brandon Kennedy (Yale School of Art, 1998), the current exhibition “The Anatomy of Disquiet” explores the ideas and writings of Carl Gustav Jung, including the collective unconscious, archetypes, dreams, alchemy and transference filtered through a psyche composed of images. Brandon Kennedy is an artist, curator, writer, and Director of Exhibitor Relations at Dallas Art Fair.

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Artists include: Andy Warhol, John Baldessari, Nicole Eisenman, Urs Fischer, Ed Ruscha, Mark Grotjahn, George Condo, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, Richard Prince, Barbara Kruger, Jonathan Meese, John Currin, Paul Thek, Anne Collier, Francesco Clemente, Lisa Yuskavage, Paul McCarthy, Malerie Marder, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon and others.

 

The Yale Club of Dallas has been offered a private tour by Brandon Kennedy (Yale MFA ‘98), who is the Director of Exhibitions Relations at the Dallas Art Fair as well as an artist, curator, and writer.


 

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Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Deadline to Nominate for YaleWomen Council - March 15h

The YaleWomen Council is responsible for advancing this mission. Consider joining us!

Do you know a talented Yale woman alum? Nominate her – or yourself – to join the YaleWomen Council. Who would be a good nominee? YaleWomen’s bylaws contain the following guidance:

“The ideal Council member will be an engaged alum, who has demonstrated volunteer commitment to Yale or to a Yale alum organization (including YaleWomen). Nominees for the Council should be able to devote adequate time to Council activities and be willing to make Council service a priority. They should possess good judgment, listening and speaking skills, follow through on work they undertake, be able to work collaboratively, and be willing to serve as ambassadors for YaleWomen.”

We are especially excited to undertake the nomination process as we grow into our seventh year: to expand our signature initiatives – enewsletters, webinars, chapters, and social media – and develop distinctive and compelling new ways for us to connect and engage with one another and to use our voices to transform the world.

For more information about the nomination and election process, you can read more and find the online application on our website.

You can also join us for an electronic information session Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 4 pm eastern – RSVP to info@yalewomen.org and we will send you call in instructions.

The deadline for submission of candidate information is Thursday, March 15, 2018. The election will be held by Friday, June 1, 2018

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Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Feb Club 2018 - The Tipsy Alchemist

Legend has it that Feb Club started in the ‘70s, that it ended in the late ‘90s and that it was resurrected in 2006. Each year, a student, group of students or organization would be handed down the solemn task of organizing 28 (29) parties around the Yale campus, and spreading the word among the student population. In the early days, there was no e-mail, no web pages, no Facebook.... so word of the parties, their locations, hosts and themes were truly spread by word of mouth. Feb Club parties ranged from simple get-togethers in a dorm room to elaborate choreographed affairs involving multiple hosts and locations. In 1987, for example, parties ranged from 18 holes at Timothy Dwight College (i.e. 18 rooms, 18 themes), to a highfalutin affair at the Yale Yacht Club, to Valentine's Day red “special” jello at Zeta Psi, to a Manhattan road trip, to the annual upside-down kamakaze tradition at Morse College.

 

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    Feb
    21
    7:00 AM07:00

    Request from the community: DECA State Career Development Conference

    Community leaders are sought to judge for the upcoming Texas DECA State Career Development Conference on February 21st at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas hotel.

    This year, we have over 4,200 high school students competing across 50 different competitive events, and we need business and industry leaders like yourself to evaluate the students’ performances and presentations. We have two shifts available: Role Play judges are needed from 7:00 am – 12:15 pm and Prepared event judges are needed from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. We do provide meals, complimentary parking, and a thank you gift for your time, but the real reward is the students receiving an amazing experience and showing off their skills and acquired knowledge to volunteers like yourself.

    I hope that you can join us in two weeks, and that you share this opportunity with your personal and professional networks. Signing up is incredibly easy – simply fill out the short form located at www.texasdeca.org/judge. There you will select which timeframe works best for you and which industry/events you would like to be paired with.

    These students are tomorrow’s leaders. We have over 14,000 students and advisors as part of our organization across Texas, including 38% of our students preparing to graduate this Spring. Our students are geared to business, marketing, hospitality, finance, and entrepreneurship; however, many continue to pursue degrees in law, medicine, and education to name a few.

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    Yale Debate Team vs. Princeton
    Feb
    8
    5:00 PM17:00

    Yale Debate Team vs. Princeton

    You are invited to the Old Parkland College Exhibition Debate Featuring Princeton University and Yale University

    Motion: Sanctuary cities should maintain their status despite federal efforts to withdraw funding.

    The Debate Chamber at Old Parkland
    3819 Maple Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75219

    Complimentary Valet

    Please RSVP by February 1st to Debates@oldparkland.com

     

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    Yale Men's Basketball vs. TCU
    Dec
    2
    4:00 PM16:00

    Yale Men's Basketball vs. TCU

    The Men’s basketball team will be coming to Fort Worth on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM.  TCU men’s basketball is coached by Jamie Dixon and won the NIT last year.  They have a high number of season ticket holders.  ESPN rates TCU No. 16 in the country pre-season.  Good seats look scarce. 

     

    Click here for Men’s Basketball tickets:  http://ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3ATCU%3AMB17%3AMB06%3A&linkID=tcu&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=MBI&cgc=

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    The Game 2017
    Nov
    18
    10:45 AM10:45

    The Game 2017

    This year the Yale and Harvard Clubs of Dallas will be hosting The Game viewing together at The Lot in Dallas.  Kickoff is at 11AM  Wear your blue and white, bring your loudest cheer, and help us show Harvard how Bulldogs bark in Texas.  Yale leads Harvard 66–59–8 in this series.  Let's hope our Bulldogs build on last year's improbable win. 

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    Yale Club of Dallas Annual Dinner - October 25 2017 Petroleum Club
    Oct
    25
    6:00 PM18:00

    Yale Club of Dallas Annual Dinner - October 25 2017 Petroleum Club

    Campus Culture at Yale Today: How

    Students Learn that Other People Are Real

     

    The guest speaker at our Annual Dinner will be Hannah Peck ’11 MDiv, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in the Yale College Dean’s Office. Dean Peck oversees activities for first-year students, serves as the university’s liaison with student organizations, and works on student issues and other surprises that come up during the year. She is thus superbly positioned to be a keen observer of current campus life at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She will talk about what it’s like to be a Yale student today; how student life on campus has been changing in recent years; how the two new residential colleges are impacting the entire university; and how Yale is planning to bring undergrads, graduate and professional students closer together through the activities of the new Schwarzman Center currently under construction. After her remarks she will be delighted to answer questions from the floor.

    To buy tickets click here -> TICKETS.

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    Yale Law School Professor Carol Rose Lecture at the University of Oklahoma College of Law
    Oct
    20
    3:00 PM15:00

    Yale Law School Professor Carol Rose Lecture at the University of Oklahoma College of Law

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    The University of Oklahoma College of Law ("OU Law") invites the Texas Yale Community to attend Yale Law School Professor Carol Rose¹s afternoon lecture on "Raisin, Race, and the Real Estate Revolution of the Early 20th Century", an elegant discourse on restrictive covenants and other race-based discrimination in housing, arising out of Lorraine Hansberry's play, "A Raisin in the Sun". Professor Rose will speak at the University of Oklahoma College of Law (in Norman, Oklahoma), on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm. OU Law Professor Taiawagi Helton and Yale Law School alumnus (YLS LL.M. 2001), one of the country's leading scholars in Indian Law and Native American Natural Resources Law, will be introducing Professor Rose.

    Carol M. Rose is the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor Emeritus of Law and Organization and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She joined the Law School faculty in 1989. Professor Rose teaches property, land use, environmental law, natural resources law, and intellectual property law. Her publications include "Saving the Neighborhood: Racially Restrictive Covenants, Law, and Social Norms" (2013), with Richard R.W. Brooks; "Perspectives on Property Law" (3rd edition), with Robert Ellickson and Bruce Ackerman (2000); and "Property and Persuasion: Essays on the History, Theory and Rhetoric of Ownership" (1994). She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Rose received her B.A. from Antioch in 1962, her M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1963, her Ph.D. in History from Cornell in 1969, and her J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1977.

    To RSVP click HERE

    The next day, October 21, 2017, Professor Rose will be delivering the opening remarks at the Global Land & Resources Colloquium hosted by the University of Oklahoma College of Law and its "Oil & Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Center" (ONE C) The Yale alumni are welcome to attend the Colloquium, which will also be held at the College of Law.  RSVP for the colloquium will follow later.

    For additional information or for accommodations,  please contact lawevents@ou.edu or (405) 325-9175.

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    Jun
    10
    9:00 AM09:00

    Yale Day of Service at Arbor Creek Montessori Academy

    Come help with the renovation and beautification of a new Montessori upper elementary school and site to open in fall of 2017! The school will be the first upper elementary through high school Montessori academy in the Dallas area. New floors, window coverings, interior and exterior painting, outdoor wall mural, and gardening beds for garden to table education are needed. ArborCreek Montessori aims to be a Montessori committed to scholarship funding of students to support socio-economic diversity among the student body. Please help us prepare for our inaugural year!

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    Yale Day of Service at Vogel Alcove
    May
    13
    9:00 AM09:00

    Yale Day of Service at Vogel Alcove

    For over 25 years, Vogel Alcove has provided free quality child development services for Dallas’ youngest victims of poverty: homeless children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Vogel Alcove is the only free comprehensive early childhood education program in the city of Dallas whose primary focus is to provide free childcare and case management for children and their families residing at 18 local emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, and housing programs.

    This is the perfect family volunteer activity - all ages can help!
     

    Our activity will be focused on supplying and building “Bye-Bye Bags,” snack bags given to the children as they leave for the day when we know that it may be quite some time before they are able to get back to the shelter or their transitional apartment and have a meal. We can also use these when we have families just drop in with hungry kids in tow and when we know one of our families will not be receiving dinner.  

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    May
    11
    6:00 PM18:00

    Harvard Club of Dallas Educational Series

    The Importance of Cultural and Religious Literacy: The Case of Islam

    The Harvard Club of Dallas warmly invites the Yale community to attend this event featuring Ali Asani, Harvard Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures.

    Our world is marked by difference. The inability to engage with and understand these differences has led to polarizations, tensions and conflict in many societies. In recent decades, these conflicts have been particularly acute and tragic when they are framed in religious terms.  Illiteracy about the nature of religion has led to political climates that are crippling intellectually and threatening to the pluralistic fabric of society. Looking at Islam as a case study, this talk will discuss the importance of promoting literacy about religion as one of the essential pre-requisites for the well-being of societies and the project of democracy globally.

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    Concordances Exhibition by Barnaby Fitzgerald Opening Reception
    May
    6
    6:00 PM18:00

    Concordances Exhibition by Barnaby Fitzgerald Opening Reception

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    Local Yale Alumnus and SMU Art Professor is opening an exhibition this Saturday, May 6 through June 10 at the Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden in Dallas.  You are invited to the opening reception this weekend and the artist's talk about his works on May 20. 

    Barnaby Fitzgerald divides his time between teaching and painting in the United States, and painting and video work in Togo, West Africa, and Umbria in central Italy. He has shown in Italy, France, the United Kingdom and New York City. Currently he is represented by Meredith Long & Co., Houston, and Valley House Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

    In 1979 Fitzgerald was a fellow of the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, where he painted and drew Provençal landscapes for a year. In 1985 he won an award from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, New York City.

    To enter Barnaby Fitzgerald’s Dallas studio is to enter a world of astonishing beauty, …” writes Frederick Turner, Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. “In Barnaby Fitzgerald, the Texas sensibility is wonderfully married to the classical European tradition back through the Renaissance to classical Rome and Greece.”

    Fitzgerald’s work is in several private collections and in the Yale Art Gallery print collection, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and other museums.

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