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Yale Professor Jonathan Feinstein: Creativity Journeys

5 Jun 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come explore journeys of creativity with Searle Professor of Economics and Management Jonathan Feinstein, one of Yale’s most popular teachers. How do creators find their way to exciting original ideas? Professor Feinstein will present an illustrated framework to help us think about Albert Einstein, Mark Rothko, Jef Raskin and others. He addresses creativity in all areas of human endeavor, making this event of interest to all Yale alumni and guests.

While it is common to focus on the moment of inspiration as the essence of creativity, he takes a more encompassing and organic approach, studying how creativity and innovation are generated through an unfolding process of development….He is the author of The Nature of Creative Development which describes the process of creative development with many examples drawn from a wide range of fields. His work extends from individual creativity to the study of the development of fields. In his view many creative links go unrecognized and unappreciated: In the winding path of a person’s creative development there are many influences that are not evident in that person’s ultimate creative work but were essential to its creation. — jonathan feinstein.com

The evening at the University Club, 1673 Sherman Street, Denver, gets underway with a reception at 6:00 pm with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. After his presentation, Professor Feinstein will entertain questions. Dress: business casual.

Seating is limited. Tickets are $20, payable through PayPal button below or by mail to Colorado Yale Association, P.O. Box 911, Denver, CO, 80201. After June 1st, contact CYA President, Stephanie Grilli, before purchasing ticket, steph@artscribe.net.


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Evening with Bulldogs Coach Tony Reno

2 May 2017 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In years past, Yale Bulldogs Football Team alums have gathered together with special guest Coach Tony Reno.  They have opened the evening with Coach Tony Reno to the Colorado Yale Association with 20 spaces. There is no fee to attend; but a contribution toward the Yale football recruiting and travel fund is encouraged and can be made at the event ($50 suggested but all donations are appreciated; tax-deductible if checks are made out to “Yale University”).

Please join us for a very important evening with Yale’s dynamic Tony Reno, coach of the resurgent Yale Bulldog Football Team! To thank you for your past support…To share what we can do to create and sustain excellence in the Yale Football program…To introduce the top-rated 2017 Yale recruiting class.

Libations and hors d’oeuvres. Spouses and significant-others welcome. Tuesday, May 2nd, starting at 5:30. Hosted by Peter Calamari, 1428 East 4th Avenue, Denver, 80218.

CYA attendees RSVP to Stephanie Grilli, steph@artscribe.net, by April 28th. This event has been well-received and greatly enjoyed by football alums. If you want to be a part of the evening, you might want to RSVP sooner rather than later.


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Wilbur Cross Medal Honoree, Arthur Nozik ’67 PhD on Solar Power

17 Apr 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Last September, Arthur Nozik ’67 PhD (Chemistry) was awarded the Wilbur Cross Medal, which is given by the Yale Graduate School to its most distinguished alumni for their outstanding achievements and contribution to society: “Nozik is a world-renowned leader in the science and technology of solar energy production. He understands the underlying physical and chemical processes at their most fundamental molecular levels and translates this knowledge into practical solutions. As senior research fellow (emeritus) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), scientific director of the Center for Revolutionary Solar Photoconversion, and research professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, he has identified and clarified the fundamental issues that limit the performance of solar cells and has designed new materials and new nanometer-sized structures to address these limitations. His research at NREL set the standards for solar cell performance.”

In the 50 years since the Wilbur Cross Medal has been awarded, there have been just 244 recipients. Nozik is a pioneer in the field of alternative energy. His most recent research continues to advance understanding and technologies, and we are thrilled to announce that he will give a talk that should enlighten specialists as well as those not scientifically trained, “History, Status, Future Directions, and Prognosis for Economic Approaches to Convert Solar Power to Electricity (Photovoltaics) and Fuels (Artificial Photosynthesis)”:

The critical imperative to transition the world’s energy use from fossil-based resources to renewable energy is being globally recognized and implemented with increasing intensity and urgency in most countries. In recent decades this is being driven by the valid and mounting concerns emanating from advances in the evidence and science of anthropogenic climate change, in contrast to the earlier concerns of energy security and petroleum/natural gas availability in the 1970s.

Come to honor Nozik’s accomplishments and to hear a leading scientist’s thoughts on a sustainable path to the future. The talk with Q&A will be at the Alliance Center, 1536 Wynkoop Street, Denver, on Monday, April 17th from 6 to 8 pm. There will be time before the talk begins for light eats and beverages as well as meeting fellow alum and guests. Food will be provided. Beer and wine are available at the Center’s Marley Cafe. The Center is located within easy walking distance from Union Station, which is convenient for bus and light-rail options. Guests are welcome. Please RSVP to Stephanie Grilli, steph@artscribe.net

Tickets are $10.00 payable through PayPal or by check made out to Colorado Yale Association and mailed to P.O. Box 911, Denver, Colorado, 80201.

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For questions about the event contact: Stephanie Grilli, steph@artscribe.net


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Yale-Dartmouth-Columbia Ski Day at A-Basin

19 Mar 2016 | 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Organized by Amy Flakne ’01, we will have a cookout with a keg at the first spot on the beach at A-Basin on Saturday, March 19. Lunch will be served between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm, and we’ll be hanging out until 4:30 pm. Come ski or snowboard, or simply join Yale, Dartmouth, and Columbia alum for late winter fun & frolic. Advance ticket purchase is required, so that Amy can get good a headcount for food purchase and verify attendees, We will check email confirmations on your smartphones.

Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite now through March 16
Adults: $15; children: $5;  for burgers, dogs, sides, and beers & drinks. No refunds.

Tickets do not cover lifts tickets.

For inquiries, contact either Amy Flakne, amy.flakne@wpxenergy.com, 303-993-9580; or Kevin Andrew Brown, Dartmouth ’92, kevinandrewbrown@gmail.com, 918-633-9535