Please join the Yale Club of Nevada for the presentation of the Yale Book Award and Academic Achievement Awards.

Every year, Yale Clubs around the country present the Yale Book Award to high school juniors who demonstrate outstanding personal character and intellectual promise. In that tradition, the Yale Club of Nevada will present Academic Achievement Awards to students nominated by their schools in addition to awarding the Yale Book Award to three of the selected students.

Topic: From Information Consumption to Knowledge Production: Information Literacy for a Knowledge Economy

Featured Speaker

Patricia Iannuzzi

Patricia Iannuzzi, dean of UNLV Libraries, is an international leader in information literacy — the ability to discover, access, and use information effectively for research and lifelong learning. She chaired the national task force that established information standards for student learning: Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

The author of several books and articles, Iannuzzi speaks and consults worldwide on the topics of information literacy, research-based learning, and 21st century competencies. She has worked with higher education institutions in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Mexico, and the Netherlands. In 2005, she was an invited speaker on the topic of 21st Century Literacies in Stockholm during Nobel Prize Week.

Iannuzzi is also a consultant for the American Association of Colleges and Universities and for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. She works with colleges and universities that are implementing undergraduate education reform — something she is working on with colleagues at UNLV as well.

Prior to coming to UNLV in 2005, Iannuzzi worked in libraries at the University of California, Berkeley; Florida International University; Tufts University; and Yale University. She has a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree in information science from Simmons College.

WHEN: Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2:00 – 4:00 pm
WHERE: UNLV Lied Library  (see map)
COST: Free
RSVP by March 11: Please sign up online

Join members of the Yale community for a morning of sorting and repackaging food at the Food Bank in the Volunteer Room. The Three Square Food Bank serves over 230 Agency Partners and is Southern Nevada’s only food bank providing food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties.

The Yale Club of Nevada has partnered with Three Square, the local food bank, for this year’s Yale Day of Service. Volunteers will help sort, check and box donated food to be distributed to families in need.

WHERE: ThreeSquare, 4220 N. Pecos Road (see map)
DATE: May 11th, 2013
TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm
SIGN-UP: Register online via the Yale Day of Service website

Please contact Fuerza Linda Fraga ’01 (917) 657-5305.

More Information
Yale Day of Service
Last year, over 3,500 Yale alumni and friends came together to work side-by-side in service all over the world. At more than 245 sites in 42 states and 20 countries, members of the Yale community embodied the University’s great tradition of service in giving back. Local communities were changed by the Yale alumni who live and work there.
Three Square is the valley’s food hub; a central location where donated and rescued food can be collected and distributed. The project provides bakery, produce, dairy, non-perishable products and ready-to-eat meals to non-profit and faith-based organizations.

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The Yale Club of Nevada Faculty Series invites you to a lecture and performance:

Aesthetic of the Cool: Afro-Atlantic Art and Music

Robert Farris Thompson, Colonel John Trumbull Professor of Art, Yale University

Rooted in ideals of individual and social balance and control, the “cool” is a way of life, full of motion and brilliance. It came to the Americas from Africa with slaves who wove it into our civilization. Today it infuses our entire culture with energy and invention galore, from clothing, music, dance, gesture, language, and sports (especially basketball), to religious practices, yard shows, quilts, paintings, gallery installations, and more.

This is not your standard lecture. Far from it. Video, music and slides supplement the talk. Plus, be prepared to get up and dance with Yale’s legendary “Master T” on the conga drum (or just watch if you prefer), while you learn the definitive account of cool –not cool the adjective– cool the aesthetic: The means for attaining the calm and balance of transcendence when facing difficulty, whether playing bebop or confronting racist brutality.

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Adelson Theater, 9700 W. Hillpointe Rd in Summerlin (directions)
Cost: Free ($10 voluntary contribution suggested at the door)
RSVP: Reserve your spot now
Reserve a signed copy of his book

Robert Farris Thompson, the legendary “Master T” of Yale’s Timothy Dwight College for a record 32 years, is a beloved figure among students and scholars. Starting with an article on Afro-Cuban dance and music published in 1958, he has devoted his career to the serious study of the art history of the Afro-Atlantic world. His “lecture” style has won over generations of students with its participatory celebration of culture and music, blended seamlessly with scholarly insight. The title for his talk is drawn from his 2011 compilation of his extensive writings on the “cool” in the culture of the Americas. His work forms an incomparable record of encounters and recognitions that began when the U.S. was still segregated and unwilling to acknowledge the existence, let alone the powers, of Black Atlantic culture. Thompson has played a leading role in gaining recognition for the Black Atlantic and making African American experiences into a subject of study at schools and universities. His vision, brilliance, commitment, and vibrant stage presence, continue to inspire students in his ever-popular courses at Yale, including African art and New York mambo.