Update: Recording & Slides Available for “Sterling, Beinecke, and the Yale Library System”

Update: Recording & Slides Available for “Sterling, Beinecke, and the Yale Library System”

Note: The Class of ’67 presented a zoominar to all members of the Yale Boom group (Yale classes ’67 – ’73).  The recording, transcript and slides of the presentation are now included (at the bottom of this announcement).

Recording From Class Colloquium 18: Klebanoff, Publishing

Recording From Class Colloquium 18: Klebanoff, Publishing

A few dozen classmates joined Host Art Segal and guest Art Klebanoff for a mid-summer afternoon Zoominar on “publishing,” as seen through the eyes of Art Klebanoff’s career as lawyer, agent and publisher.  See Class Colloquium 18: Klebanoff – Publishing,  “A Life in Publishing: 50 Years Spent Bringing the Facts of Life into Focus” for details on the program and Klebanoff’s bona fides.

Without further ado, here is the recording of the conversation:

Class Colloquium 18: Klebanoff – Publishing, July 11, 2 pm EDT

Class Colloquium 18: Klebanoff – Publishing, July 11, 2 pm EDT

Join in a Class Colloquium featuring Art Klebanoff, who is still trailblazing new business models in the world of publishing. He shares his incredible journey in the thick of the NY publishing world and shares some observations about publishing today. Would-be authors and ALL readers will appreciate this look under the hood. Register now

Eliot Norman, Chopin and The Joy of Music

Eliot Norman, Chopin and The Joy of Music

On May 16th, Classmate Eliot Norman shared his journey, moving from ‘one form of practice (law) to another (piano)‘ as his primary retirement activity. Organizing his remarks around Chopin’s astonishing Prelude No. 24, “Of Blood. Of Earthly Pleasure … of Death,” Eliot wove together Chopin’s personal journey and Eliot’s own. In truth, Eliot has played…

Class Colloquium 17:  The “Joy of Music” after Retirement

Class Colloquium 17: The “Joy of Music” after Retirement

In 2019 Eliot Norman (Dvenport ’69)  swapped one type of practice (law) for another (piano).

On May16th at 2 PM EDT, he will share his “trials and terrors” of learning and performing Chopin’s  astonishing Prelude No. 24:   “Of Blood, Of Earthly Pleasure, Of Death.” 

Be sure to register now.

Class Colloquium 16:  Medicare … Advantage?

Class Colloquium 16: Medicare … Advantage?

Every year in late fall, the airways are filled with ads for Medicare alternatives. Which ones, if any, should you consider?

Robert Riehle, MD (and Branford ’69) has seen both sides — as medical director of Aetna (and earlier at Cigna and Blue Shield) AND as a surgeon and physician executive.   He’ll share his thoughts on how to decide what’s best for you … and field your questions.   Register now for the Wednesday afternoon Class Colloquium – November 30th at 3:00 pm EDT.

Recording:  A Crisis in Today’s Republican Party?

Recording: A Crisis in Today’s Republican Party?

If you’re experiencing daily  headaches and anxiety from the constant drumbeat of news related to the upcoming midterm elections, the daily exposure of ever more surprising revelations related to the seemingly unlawful behavior(s) of the former President, to the attacks upon our institutions and democracy, then you were justifiably optimistic turning to Class Colloquium #…

What’s Happening To The Republican Party?   Class Colloquium 15, with Michael Medved

What’s Happening To The Republican Party? Class Colloquium 15, with Michael Medved

Classmate and conservative radio host Michael Medved will speak to us privately about the Republican Party, the upcoming elections and the Trump phenomenon.  

Almost a quarter of our Class identifies as “conservative” and one-third as “moderate or conservative.”  But today’s Republicans are NOT the same as the Republican Party of our parents.

Register for the 7:30 PM (ET) zoominar on Thursday 9/22 for Michael’s views, some Q&A and “breakout groups” for broader discussions.

Class Colloquium#14,  Energy Expert Daniel Yergin on Energy, Climate, and Geopolitics (May 19th)

Class Colloquium#14, Energy Expert Daniel Yergin on Energy, Climate, and Geopolitics (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. (Remember OPEC and long gas lines in the ’70s?)

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.

Dan Yergin ’68, energy expert (yes, the one you’ve seen on TV), 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.

Class Colloquium 13: Depression, a discussion with Dr. Jerry Rosenbaum,  March 9th at 1:30 pm EST

Class Colloquium 13: Depression, a discussion with Dr. Jerry Rosenbaum, March 9th at 1:30 pm EST

What IS “Depression” anyway?   Not the economic one — the psychological one.  And what is going on when Depression hits later in life, in your 70s?

Our guide will be a world-class expert, classmate Jerry Rosenbaum, MD, who served as former Chief of Psychiatry at Mass General. (See his incredible resume for more.)  Jerry will share the latest understanding of clinical depression in septuagenarians and report on promising new therapeutics (including psychedelics). Register now for March 9th at 1:30 pm EST.

Class Colloquium 12 – Recording, Transcript and Action

Class Colloquium 12 – Recording, Transcript and Action

Today we hosted a Class Colloquium addressing Alzheimer’s, dementia and other degenerative diseases for the Yale Boom group (Yale Classes of 1967-73).   Drs.  Art Segal and Ken Davis guided the discussion led by the two experts from the staff of Mount Sinai.  See the original announcement for background on the speakers and program.

Below is the video of the event, with the transcript. Several suggestions and interesting ideas are included in the Comments area below the post.

Class Colloquium #12:  Losing my mind … and my good health

Class Colloquium #12:  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. Class Secretary Dr. Art Segal and Class Council member Dr. Ken Davis have arranged for two experts to join us for a close look at the disease, what can be done to forestall or attenuate it and what else we should know.  Their presentation will be followed by your questions and candid conversation.

An Impactful and  Memorable Conversation –Class Colloquium #11

An Impactful and Memorable Conversation –Class Colloquium #11

Class Colloqium 11, held July 14, 2021, featured Classmate Richard Breitman in a thought-provoking discussion of ‘Refugee and Immigrant Crises’, an area of his broad expertise. See the video below.

Professor Emeritus, after a 40-year career at American University, Richard commented based upon his knowledge of early 20th century German History, extensive Holocaust documentation and […]