Sewanee and Yale Collaborations

Leading Change conversation series begins Nov. 9

October 31, 2016
Brown Foundation Fellow Karen Proctor and the Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies invite the campus community to a series of conversations on Leading Change.

Maya Sandler to Speak on "Embracing Modernity: Healthcare Access and the Legacy of the Miners' Memorial Hospital in Southern Appalachia"

October 29, 2016
Building on her research into the development of a group of hospitals for Appalachian coal miners in the 1950s, Yale doctoral student in the History of Science and Medicine Maya Sandler will consider how healthcare became a marker of urban modernity for Appalachia, and subsequently, how the lack of healthcare in the region has become an emblem of intractable “other”-ness.

Zsanett Péter Writes About Her Summer 2016 Experience at Yale

October 20, 2016
Zsanett Péter, currently at Yale for the fall 2016 semester, writes about the summer 2016 portion of her summer + semester at Yale as part of the Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program

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Sewanee students continue to share the story of the Highlander Folk School

October 19, 2016
Most college courses are completed when the semester ends. Grades are submitted and the class disperses. For students in two community-engaged courses affiliated with Sewanee’s Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies, however, the lessons continue.

Derek Alderman to Speak on "Contested Places: Race, Heritage Tourism and Geographies of Memory"

September 25, 2016
Alderman's talk will draw on his longtime interests in cultural and historical geographies of race, social justice, and African American belonging.

Sewanee students to help create a “pop-up" history museum in Monteagle

September 13, 2016
Sewanee students will help create a history “pop-up museum” in Monteagle as part of Mountain Homecoming celebrations September 24.

Max Fraser to Speak on "Hillbilly Revanche: Trump and Sanders in Southern Appalachia"

September 12, 2016
Max Fraser, Ph.D. Candidate in American History at Yale University, will consider the 2016 political season from the perspective of Southern Appalachia in his talk titled "Hillbilly Revanche: Trump and Sanders in Southern Appalachia" on Thursday, September 22nd at 7 PM in the Torian Room of duPont Library.

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Karen Proctor joins Sewanee as Brown Foundation Fellow

August 31, 2016
The University of the South is welcoming two Brown Foundation Fellows this year: Antonio Momplet and Karen Proctor.

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Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies Appoints Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow

July 6, 2016
The Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies is delighted to announce the selection of Laura Attanasio as a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow.

Summer Research Internships at Yale for 13 Sewanee Students

July 5, 2016
Thirteen Sewanee students awarded summer research internships at Yale through the Yale Child Study Center, a division of the Yale School of Medicine, are now a little over halfway into their 8-week internships....

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Zsanett Péter C'18 Accepted to Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program

May 1, 2016
Rising Junior Biochemistry major Zsanett Péter will spend Summer & Fall 2016 at Yale pursuing research and taking courses through the Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program.

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Daniel Gabriel C'18: Semester at Yale update

April 21, 2016
Daniel Gabriel (C'18) tells us a bit about his courses and research this semester at Yale as part of the Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program.

Summer 2015 News from New Haven

July 5, 2015
Some of the 21 Sewanee students involved in research internships at Yale this summer have written in to share a bit about what they have been up to....

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David Haskell Interview Launches Habitations Podcast

June 4, 2015
Sage Magazine, the environmental journalism and arts publication at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, has recently launched a new podcast called Habitations, featuring an interview with Sewanee’s own David Haskell as its inaugural episode.

Summer Research Internships at Yale for 21 Sewanee Students

June 1, 2015
Twenty-one Sewanee students have been awarded research internships at Yale this summer through a program that began with an internship for one Sewanee student in 1996.

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Collaborative for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies Appoints Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow

May 7, 2015
The Collaborative for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies is delighted to announce the selection of Margo Shea as Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow.

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Collaborative for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies Appoints Mellon Post-Baccalaureate Fellow

May 7, 2015
The Collaborative for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies is delighted to announce the selection of Chandler Sowden as Mellon Post-Baccalaureate Fellow.

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April News from New Haven

May 1, 2015
Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research students Petra Richer and Haley Wilbanks tell us about the "Moving On" conference at the Yale Child Study Center.

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Chef Rick Meets with Psyc 230 Students

April 16, 2015
On Thursday, April 16, Chef Rick will host Psyc 230 students in McClurg Dining Hall to prepare and learn about Appalachian foods and food culture.

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Psyc 230 Hears from Ellen Handler Spitz

April 16, 2015
On Wednesday April 15, students in Psychology 230 and Art 263 heard from Dr. Ellen Handler Spitz about children's literature and children's cultural lives. Dr. Spitz will join the class again on Friday April 17 to consider children's books set in Appalachia and the "Reading Appalachia" exhibit currently on display in the University's DuPont Library.

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Psyc 230 Hears from Joanne Goldblum

April 13, 2015
On Monday, April 13, Psychology 230 students heard from Joanne Goldblum about poverty and policy.

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Psyc 230 Hears from Professor Jon Evans

April 13, 2015
During the week of April 6, Psyc 230 students heard from Professor of Biology Jon Evans, including a field trip to the King Farm.

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"Reading Appalachia" exhibit at duPont Library through Sept. 15

April 8, 2015
"Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature" opened this week at Sewanee's Jessie Ball duPont Library. This groundbreaking exhibition of Appalachian children’s literature explores books published since the late 1800s.

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Richard Louv to Speak on "Connecting Children to Nature"

April 3, 2015
Author Richard Louv, who coined the term "nature-deficit disorder" and wrote the groundbreaking book Last Child in the Woods,will be featured at a panel discussion of his work: “Connecting Children to Nature,” at 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, in Blackman Auditorium.

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Psyc 230 Hears from Professor Jerry Smith

April 3, 2015
On Wednesday, April 1, Psyc 230 students heard from Professor of Religion Jerry Smith about Appalachian Religion and Culture. On Thursday, April 2, they joined Professor Smith's Religion and Ecology class on a field trip to nearby sites in and around Sherwood, TN.

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Psyc 230 Hears from Karen Proctor

March 31, 2015
On Monday, March 30, Psychology 230 students heard from Karen Proctor, founder and principal of Harbour Workshop LLC, a social innovation firm.

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Psyc 230 Hears from Walter Gilliam

March 27, 2015
On Friday, March 27, Psychology 230 students heard from Walter Gilliam, Associate Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy.

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Psyc 230 to Hear from Scholastic Publishers and Community Leaders

March 25, 2015
On Weds., March 25, Psyc 230 students will hear from colleagues from Scholastic Publishers along with local community leaders working together in the Discover Together program, a collaborative effort among the Tracy City Elementary School, the University of the South, Yale Child Study Center, and Scholastic.

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Psyc 230 to Hear from Grace Kong, Yale Medical School

March 22, 2015
On Monday, March 23, 2015, the Psychology 230 class will welcome Grace Kong, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry at Yale Medical School. Dr. Kong will speak with the class about tobacco use in rural communities.

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Psyc 230 Hears from Professor Daniel Carter

March 20, 2015
On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Psyc 230 students heard from Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Daniel Carter about "Thrive 2055: Can Regional Collaboration Make a Difference?"

Psyc 230 Hears from Dr. Garrett Adams, Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic

March 2, 2015
Dr. Garrett Adams, medical director of the Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic and past president of Physicians for a National Health Program, about America’s medically underserved, especially in Appalachia, how America’s wealth inequality affects the nation’s health and society, and the benefits a publicly funded national health program could have on our society as well as our national health.

Psyc 230 to Hear About Business Development and Job Creation on the Plateau: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

February 26, 2015
Psyc 230 students will hear from Chip Manning, Director of the University's Babson Center for Global Commerce, and local business owners and entrepreneurs Keri Moser (Ivy Wild), Ward Cammack (Sweet Cece's and Shenanigans), Bruno Durant (Silver Bait Worm Farm), and Grant Miller (Village at Sewanee Creek; formerly of Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins) about business development and job creation on the Cumberland Plateau on Thursday, February 26.

Psyc 230 to hear from Professor Paige Schneider

February 25, 2015
Paige Schneider, Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics, will speak with students in Psyc 230 and Art 263 on Monday, Feb. 23rd and Wednesday, Feb. 25th on "Empowering Citizens through Transformative Politics."

Upcoming Deadlines for Sewanee-Yale Opportunities

February 25, 2015
Summer internships, summer + fall semester program, and a post-bacc fellowship opportunity are all available....

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More News from New Haven

February 23, 2015
What is it like to be at Yale for the Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program? Here's an update from Sewanee student Petra Richer a little over a month into the semester.

Sewanee's MacArthur "Genius" Partner: The FrameWorks Institute

February 9, 2015
This past week, Moira O’Neil from the FrameWorks Institute visited the Sewanee campus and engaged in conversations with a number of faculty, staff, community partners, and students. Her arrival coincided with the MacArthur Foundation announcement of FrameWorks as a recipient of the foundation’s 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

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Photographs by the Children of Camp Discover: Opening Reception and Celebration

February 9, 2015
Enjoy photographic and narrative work of children who participated in Camp Discover 2014.

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News from New Haven

February 3, 2015
What is it like to be at Yale for the Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program? Here's an update from Sewanee student Haley Wilbanks several weeks into the semester.

Richer and Wilbanks Selected for Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program

November 17, 2014
Junior Petra Richer and Sophomore Haley Wilbanks spent the spring and summer of 2015 in New Haven.

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Richer and Wilbanks Selected for Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program

November 13, 2014
Junior Petra Richer and Sophomore Haley Wilbanks will spend the 2015 spring semester and summer conducting research and taking courses at the Yale School of Medicine through the Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program. Click the headline above to read more about Petra, Haley, and the Program!

Summer Research Internships at Yale for 15 Sewanee Students

August 27, 2014
Sewanee students presented the research results of their 2014 summer internships at a July 25 poster session on the Yale campus. Each student worked under the dedicated mentor-ship of one or more professionals. During the preceding eight weeks the students also gathered several times each week in discussion sessions that included interns from other colleges.

Internships at the Yale Child Study Center – Summer 2013

August 14, 2013
Twelve first-time Yale Child Study Center Summer Interns and three returning Interns presented their projects on July 25th. The summer program is the oldest of the Sewanee–Yale collaborations.

Rural Appalachia seminar visiting faculty member, week of April 22

April 19, 2013
Jonathan Robinson will speak with the Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia seminar about New Dreams: the stories, leadership, and business models for re-imagining and re-making communities.

Rural Appalachia seminar visiting faculty member, April 15 & 17

April 12, 2013
Nat Kendall-Taylor, Ph.D., will speak with the Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia seminar about The Science of Communication: Framing Science for Social Change.

Rural Appalachia seminar visiting faculty member, April 8 & 10

April 4, 2013
Pia Britto, Ph.D., will speak with the Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia seminar about early childhood development.

Rural Appalachia seminar visiting faculty members, April 3

March 27, 2013
Steven Southwick, M.D., will speak with the Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia seminar about the medical challenges of childhood.

Rural Appalachia seminar visiting faculty members, April 1

March 27, 2013
George Lister, M.D., will speak with the Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia seminar about the medical challenges of childhood.

Rural Appalachia seminar visiting faculty member, March 27

March 24, 2013
Pádraig Barry will speak with the Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia seminar about how community promotes and fosters resilience.

Rural Appalachia seminar visiting faculty members, March 25

March 21, 2013
Windy Lopez will speak with the Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia seminar about “Family Resilience: Literacy to promote social competence and foster resilience. Local and national implications of a case study in Grundy County, TN.” She will be joined by Karen Proctor.

Rural Appalachia seminar visiting faculty members, March 18 & 20

March 15, 2013
Raffaella Zanuttini, Ph.D. – joined on Monday by Christina Tortora, Ph.D. - will speak with the Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia seminar about The Study of Language as a Window on the Mind: the importance of “dialects.”

Rural Appalachia seminar welcomes Megan Smith, visiting faculty member

March 4, 2013
Megan Veenema Smith, DrPH, will speak with the Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia seminar about disparities in mental health care and maternal mental health.

Rural Appalachia seminar visiting faculty member, February 27

February 21, 2013
Ellen Handler Spitz, Ph.D., will speak with the Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia seminar about children’s cultural lives.

Rural Appalachia seminar visiting faculty members, February 18

February 18, 2013
Sir Peter Crane of Yale and Sewanee professor Jon Evans will speak with the Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia seminar about interactions between the physical environment and human communities.

Rural Appalachia seminar with visiting faculty member, February 10-13

February 8, 2013
Walter S. Gilliam, Ph.D., will speak with the Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia seminar about early childhood education and rural challenges.

First visiting faculty member for Rural Appalachia seminar

January 29, 2013
Brian Harel, Ph.D., J.D., will speak with the Child, Family, and Community Development in Rural Appalachia seminar about cultural considerations in neuropsychological assessment this week.

Summer 2012 for sixteen Sewanee students means the Yale Child Study Center

April 30, 2012
Ten new Yale Child Study Center Summer Interns and four returning Interns were announced today. A fifteenth Summer Intern will be based in Sewanee. In addition, one student will begin the Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program (summer 2012 plus fall semester 2012).

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Boggs accepted to Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program

April 13, 2012
Sewanee sophomore Margaret Marye (Mimi) Boggs has earned acceptance to the Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program for the summer and fall of 2012.

A record number of Sewanee interns this summer at Yale Child Study Center

June 5, 2011
A record 16 Sewanee students have been awarded summer internships at the Yale Child Study Center, a division of Yale Medical School.

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Sewanee-at-Yale Directed Research Program accepts a rising junior

May 1, 2011
Scott Ward, a member of the class of 2013, has been accepted by the Sewanee-at-Yale Directed Research Program for the summer and fall 2011. Scott manages to pursue his interests in neuroscience, medicine, and Russian while meeting the requirements of a premedical program.

First two Sewanee-at-Yale Directed Research Program students return to Sewanee

April 28, 2011
The first two students in the Sewanee-at-Yale Directed Research Program, Chris Hague and Emily Simpson, have returned to Sewanee to share their experiences.

An Update from Yale

March 1, 2011
Chris Hague and Emily Simpson, the first two students selected for the Sewanee-at-Yale Directed Research Program, are spending this semester plus the summer immersed in research and courses at the Yale Child Study Center, a division of Yale Medical School. Greeted by a fierce winter even by New England standards, Emily and Chris have acclimated well to life in New Haven. A recent update from both students offers a glimpse into their lives and what they are experiencing.

Sewanee-at-Yale Directed Research Program launched

December 8, 2010
Christopher Hague and Emily Simpson, class of 2011, will spend the spring 2011 semester and following summer at Yale as the first two participants in this program offered by the Yale Child Study Center.

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Research opportunity for Sewanee students at Yale

October 26, 2010
A new program offers select Sewanee students the opportunity to spend a full semester plus the adjacent summer at the Yale Child Study Center. Students will work closely with a Yale faculty mentor in conducting a research project.