WYBCX (Yale’s streaming radio) Hosts Zoom “The First Women at WYBC” Sunday, 11/13

Today at WYBCX – Yale’s streaming student station – the leaders and managers are mostly women. But that was very much NOT the case when the first female undergraduates arrived at WYBC in 1969 and after. So what was that transition like? And how did it affect the women and men who were there … and the station?

Find out by joining us on Sunday Nov 13, at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT, for a special Zoom event titled “The First Women at WYBC.”

Howorth’s Bridge Lessons for Yalies, Redux

In the summer of 2021, David Howorth (Davenport ’69 and nationally certified bridge instructor) hosted some online lessons to teach bridge to classmates — some who played earlier in their lives (and who wanted a refresher) and some newbies. Rave reviews followed.

Well, he’s offering the course again, starting in early October. Click thru to read more and sign up by September 25th.

Dan Yergin: Recording, chat and transcript

Dan Yergin

About 200 Yalies assembled for an hour to listen to, and interrogate, Dan Yergin (’68) on the current state of geopolitics, markets and climate-motivated transitions of the oil and gas markets.

Dan Yergin (’68) on Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations  (May 19th)

Gas prices spiking at the pump, war in Ukraine, Russia versus the U.S., new threats of nuclear weapons…. Once again the world is on edge with a global energy crisis.

These dangerous developments come on top of transformative changes in energy markets – fracking and the shale revolution, cost-effective renewables, China and India becoming big-time players, a new race for critical minerals used in new technologies.

All this echoes for Yale Boomers, children of the energy crises and gas lines of the 1970s, imprinted with notions of scarcity and a dystopian future after “peak oil.”

Dan Yergin ’68, energy expert and student of geopolitics, will brief us on what is actually going on – and what it means for us – and answer your questions. Be sure to register now for the May 19th zoominar. [read more]

Dementia Colloquium – Recordings, Transcript and Comments

The Class of ’69 hosted a Class Colloquium addressing Alzheimer’s, dementia and other degenerative diseases and hosted two experts from the staff of Mount Sinai in NYC.  See the original announcement for background on speakers and program.

Here is the video of the event, and the transcript of the talk is here for those who prefer to read.

Losing My Mind … and My Good Health

Something on the order of half of us will deal with dementia — either our own or our spouse’s. Sadly, Alzheimer’s Disease and other degenerative diseases will be a fact of life … and ultimately of death … for some of us.

Fortunately, two physicians on the ’69 Class Council have recruited two nationally prominent experts to discuss the issues with us. They’ve been asked to speak briefly on your likely questions about Alzheimers and what, if anything, you can do to forestall it or care for those suffering from it, including terminal care. For example, some classmates have asked about planning for assisted living, nursing or palliative care during the progression of diseases they or their loved ones might face. But mostly, we’ll listen to these experts, and after their opening remarks, we’ll open the floor for questions.

Click to register for this Yale Boom event, hosted by the Class of ’69.

Rock & Revolution: How The Electrifying Sounds Of Our Youth Transformed America

Those were revolutionary years, the late 1960s and early ’70s, and anyone who grew up then knows how the music we danced to helped galvanize support for then-radical goals like an end to war, Black Power, women’s liberation and even “sex, drugs, rock & roll.” Join us on May 20th as we uncover the radical foundations of some of the period’s most stirring songs, from artists like the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Carole King and more.

Our host, Angharad Davis, created and taught the “Music and Revolution” course at Yale Department of Music during the past semester. Davis will focus specifically on American popular music of the time – the shared soundtrack of our lives. How did those songs help, or fail, to drive social change? And what can we learn from them about the revolutionary movements of today, now that we and our classmates are – like all America – divided into camps from left to right? REGISTER NOW.