Past Events

American Artist
September 12, 2017
Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

Yale School of Art Alumni Panel

Sharon Louden MFA 1991, moderator
Ellen Harvey JD 1993, Panelist
Alpesh Patel BA 1997, Panelist
Chloe Bass BA 2006, Panelist

Sponsored by the Traphagen Fund, the Poynter Fellowship and the School of Art

Writer and Professor, Central Connecticut State University; Writer
June 22, 2017
“Stop Shouting at Each Other! Balanced Reporting and the Power of Essay to Generate Constructive Dialogue”

Moderated by Professor Michael J. Sernyak, MD:  Director and CEO of the Connecticut Mental Health Center; Deputy Chair for Clinical Affairs and Program Development and Director of the Division of Public Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Questions/More Information: Kyle Pedersen (, 203-974-7089)

Award-winning author and journalist
May 5, 2017
“A conversation on the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife”

Cosponsored by Archaia, Yale Divinity School and the Classics Library

May 3, 2017
Film Screening of "Resettled: New Haven's Refugee Community"

The Politic’s first documentary, Resettled: New Haven’s Refugee Community explores New Haven’s refugee community and advocates in a shifting political landscape. It also features the voices of resettlement coordinators, community activists, and young refugees from Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Iraq, all of whom now live in New Haven.

Photo Editor, The New York Times
May 2, 2017
"The Evolution of the Media Industry: A Photo Editor Perspective"
Scientist and Writer
April 27, 2017
Being Queer in STEM: An Interactive Discussion
Documentary Filmmaker
April 23, 2017
“Screening of Tlaxcala Dreams”

Cosponsored by RITM and Film & Media Studies

April 21, 2017

Featuring Radiolab’s Molly Webster, This Week in Virology’s Kathy Spindler, Nautilus’ Michael Segal, and FiveThirtyEight’s Maggie Koerth-Baker

Lunch will be provided.

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A Poynter Fellowship in Journalism Symposium
April 20, 2017

Dan Kahan, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology
Meg Urry, Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy
David Hafler, William S. and Lois Stiles Edgerly Professor of Neurology and Professor of Immunobiology; Chair, Department of Neurology

Moderated by:

Carl Zimmer, Science writer, author of New York Times’ Column “Matter”
Alison Snyder, Science Editor, Axios

In the era of “post truth” and fake news, what are the implications for science? When is a fact a fact? What is the relationship between truth and the pursuit of scientific knowledge? How can breakthroughs in science be communicated to a public that polls suggest has grown more leery of expertise? Two days before the March for Science, these and other related to science communication will be explored in an unusual forum featuring interviews with three of Yale’s great professors: Dan Kahan, Meg Urry, and David Hafler. Their experiences underscore the difficulties facing scientists in a mistrustful and partisan age.

watch the video of the symposium

Emmy Award-Winner and ABC News Producer
April 18, 2017
A conversation with Kyle Gibson on her decades covering the world, including her acclaimed reporting live from the massacre in Tiananmen Square, and the story of how Kyle and her cameraman secretly filmed the historic confrontation between the citizen and