Virtual Yale

Energy is Power—Decolonizing Energy Production on Indigenous Lands in the West
February 10, 2022

Organizers, entrepreneurs, and scholars talk to understand how energy has shaped rural western reservations and how tribal nations are taking back power, both figuratively and literally. The guests for this episode are Jessica Keetso, organizer at Tó Nizhóní Ání, Chéri Smith, founder of Indigenized Energy Initiative, and Kathie Brosemer, a PhD candidate and Environmental Program Manager for the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Listen to the podcast episode here

Great Hall Tour
February 10, 2022

While the Peabody Museum of Natural History is closed for renovation, explore an interactive 3D tour of the Peabody’s classic Great Hall, circa 2019.

Dive deeper into the majestic Great Hall here

Meet the FAS Faculty: Noah Planavsky
February 10, 2022

How can we control carbon dioxide levels and slow climate change? The first step is understanding how CO2 has been absorbed and released in the earth’s soil and oceans over millions of years. Yale geochemist Noah Planavsky and his lab are leading new efforts to understand the history — and future — of CO2 with major implications for our environment.

Planavsky is a member of Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), home to more than 1,200 faculty members and 50 departments and programs that span the divisions of Humanities, Social Science, and Science, and the School of Engineering & Applied Science and provide the instruction to the students of Yale College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

Enjoy his explanation of the research here 

Peabody Science Cafe: Origins of Life
February 10, 2022

How did life on Earth begin? This fundamental question has been explored throughout history by countless philosophers, theologians, artists, and scientists. At this Science Café, the first of a two-part series, experts will discuss beliefs and theories about the origins of life from the perspectives of religion, molecular biology, and earth sciences. What were our hypotheses in the past, and what evidence do we have today? Will we ever definitively know the secret of life’s origins?

Watch the discussion on this fascinating topic here

Solomon Sir Jones Films, 1924-1928
February 10, 2022

The Solomon Sir Jones films consist of 29 silent black and white films documenting African-American communities in Oklahoma from 1924 to 1928. The films measure 12,800 feet (355 min). 

Jones filmed Oklahoma residents in their homes; during their social, school and church activities; in the businesses they owned; and performing various jobs. The films document several Oklahoma communities, including Muskogee, Okmulgee, Tulsa, Wewoka, Bristow and Taft. The films also document Jones’s trips to Indiana, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, New York City, South Carolina, Colorado, and overseas to France, England, Palestine, Switzerland, Italy, Northern Africa, and Germany. Slates between scenes identify locations, dates, and subjects.

Watch these videos from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library collection here