Welcome students, friends, and families to Yale College Family Weekend 2021. Below you will find a schedule of virtual events to choose from during the weekend of October 8th, 2021 so you can get a glimpse into what makes Yale College life distinctly unique. Pre-registration is required to participate in Key Events but not for most others. Click on the specific event description for more information and use the filter categories below to find the events most relevant to your interests. Events will be live streamed and recordings for Key Events will be made available at this same website following the event. We look forward to welcoming you virtually.
Schedule of Events
October 8–10, 2021
Math as Collaborative Art by Pat Devlin, Richard H. Brodhead ’68 Prize for teaching excellence by non-ladder faculty recipient
1:00pm to 1:45pm
In this talk, we’ll explore the world of abstract math as a modern mathematician sees it: not as some sea of equations and computation, but instead as an exciting...
The Uses and Abuses of the Culture Concept: A View from Sociocultural Anthropology by Erik Harms, Lex Hixon ’63 Prize for teaching excellence in the social sciences recipient
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Council on Southeast Asian Studies, this talk will be a modified lecture of Erik’s introductory lecture course titled,...
Medicine, Violence and Ethics in Slave Trade Healthcare by Dr. Carolyn Roberts, Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize for teaching excellence in the humanities recipient
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Transporting millions of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic posed a unique challenge for the practice of medicine. This lecture explores the violent healthcare system...