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School Notes: Yale College
July/August 2024

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Program provides ASL interpretation for undergrad productions

Yale College Arts, Student Accessibility Services, and the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility piloted a program during this past school year that provided support for seven curricular (theater, dance, and performance studies) and six extracurricular (Yale Dramatic Association) undergraduate theatrical productions to have American Sign Language (ASL) service providers at one performance per production for the 2023–24 academic year. The group engaged CoSignCT to schedule and assign a director of ASL and ASL interpreters who fit the character identities of each production. The team hopes to continue this program and raise visibility and accessibility for participants on stage and off. 

Vocal group delivers poignant message on climate change

On March 7, Lorelei Ensemble graced The Dome at Yale Schwarzman Center with a captivating work of art and social justice entitled “Beaufort Scales,” composed by Yale School of Music alumnus Christopher Cerrone ’14DMA. From tranquil beginnings to calamitous crescendos, Cerrone’s work serves as a cautionary tale in the age of climate change. Lorelei Ensemble brought Cerrone’s evocative narrative to life, offering a dynamic sonic and visual experience that transcends traditional boundaries. Presented in collaboration with Yale Glee Club.

Initiative focuses on peacebuilding

April marked the launch of a new Peacebuilding Initiative at the Jackson School of Global Affairs. This initiative creates interdisciplinary opportunities for learning, research, and innovation at Yale and beyond. For example, during the Colloquium on Building Peace Across Generations, policymakers, practitioners, faculty, and students gathered to highlight issues at the forefront of peacebuilding, human rights, and global health. They discussed foundational principles and intergenerational work on peacebuilding, mapped local knowledge on everyday peace, and evaluated work on digital partnerships, reconciliation, and security. The Peacebuilding Initiative is led by Catherine Panter-Brick (head of Morse College), David Simon, and Bonnie Weir, along with Cara Fallon ’07, ’08MPH, and Ian Shapiro ’83PhD, ’87JD, at the Jackson.

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