Yale Professors and special guests speak on teaching, education and the important role education plays in our lives.
Carol Christ reflects on the importance of a Liberal Arts education
Carol Christ, president of Smith College, speaking on the occasion of being awarded the Wilbur Cross Medal by the Graduate School. Ms. Christ received her PHD from Yale in 1970.
Life After Graduate School
Marie Boroff, Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale, delivers her Convocation Address to Graduate Students.
Paul Friedrich discusses his different fields of study
Paul Friedrich, professor emeritus of anthropology, linguistics, and Slavic language and literatures at the University of Chicago, speaking on the occasion of being awarded the Wilbur Cross Medal by the Yale Graduate School. Mr. Freidrich is currently focused on his work with the committee for social thought at the University of Chicago.
Teaching Science: Lighting a Fire
Scott Strobel, chair and professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute professor, believes the way science is taught deadens enthusiasm rather than kindling curiosity.
Science Saturdays: Engaging People in the Excitement of Science
Ainissa Ramirez discusses creation and development of the Science Saturdays workshops for "kids of all ages."
The Paradox of Interdisciplinary Work
Steven Girvin, Deputy Provost for Science and Technology and Eugene Higgins PRofessor of Physics and Applied Physics speaks about the benefits and pitfalls of interdisciplinary research and teaching.