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Yale Alumni Magazine Nov/Dec 2020

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Yale Alumni Magazine Nov/Dec 2020 issue is dedicated to (as its cover says) "Extraordinary[;] 150 years of Yale women.

(1) Breaking Barriers. at page 15.
https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/5233-breaking-barriers

Note:
(a) The print, as opposed to the online version, does not have the subtitle: When did your Yale school go coed?
(b) "Yale is organized into fourteen constituent schools: the original undergraduate college, the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and twelve professional schools."  en.wikipedia.org for Yale University.
(c) Each school of Yale University has its own year to admit women.
(d) Yale School of Art
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale_School_of_Art  (Founded in 1869 as the first professional fine arts school in the United States, it grants Masters of Fine Arts degrees to students completing a two-year course)

Similarly, School of Music, School of Drama and so on are all graduate schools.
(e) So the only undergraduate college is Yale College, which admitted women for the first time in 1969.  

(2) Mark Alden Branch, Forgotten Superpower. at page 27.
https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/5228-forgotten-superpower
(book review on Alan Mikhail, In God's Shadow; Sultan Selim, his Ottoman Empire, and the making of the modern world. Liveright, 2020)

Note:
(a) The print does not have the subtitle: How the Ottoman Empire's power shaped Western history.
(b) Alan Mikhail is chair of Yale History Department. Only 41 (born in 1979), he has gray hair (salt and pepper).
(c) "When you think about the early 1500s, you might think about Spanish and Portuguese exploration and the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation. * * * traces the career of Sultan Selim I, who led the empire from 1512 to 1520. In that time, he nearly tripled its size, adding the Mamluk Empire based in Egypt to the territories he had inherited in Anatolia and Eastern Europe, giving him control of the Islamic holy sites of Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem. Selim also strengthened the empire's control of trade routes [both land and sea] to Asia. * * * Selim died in 1520 at only 49 years old, perhaps of plague."
(i) Reformation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformation  
("The Reformation was the start of Protestantism and the split of Protestantism from the Roman Catholic Church. Although the Reformation is usually considered to have started with the publication of the Ninety-five Theses by Martin Luther in 1517, there was no schism between the Catholic Church and the nascent Luther until the 1521 Edict of Worms" issued not by Catholic Church but by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V of Austria)
(ii) Selim I
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selim_I  
(1470 – 1520; reign 1512-1520; his conquest between 1516 and 1517 of the entire Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt; On the eve of his death in 1520, the Ottoman Empire spanned about 576,900 sq mi (1,494,000 km2), having grown by seventy percent during Selim's reign)
(c) "Columbus planned to sail west to Asia and find the quasi-mythical Grand Khan of the East—who was believed to be sympathetic to Christianity—and enlist him in a war to defeat Islam and retake Jerusalem. (Columbus died in 1506 still believing he had sailed to Asia.)"

mythical v mythic
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mythical
(d) "Cortez [which misspelled; correct spelling: Hernán Cortés] writes that there are 400 mosques in Mexico, and he calls Montezuma [Montezuma II: c 1466 – 1520 (died in combat with Cortés; last ruler of Aztec Empire, based in present-day Mexico City] a sultan."


(3) The feature article is:
Celebrating 150 Years of Yale Women. at page 28.
(a) The introduction of the feature article is short:
https://yalealumnimagazine.com/a ... years-of-yale-women
(b) The article has 20 profiles, including Janet Yellen (PhD in economics from Yale in 1971; when this magazine went to press, it was before general election and Yellen is not nominated to be Biden's secretary of treasury). I am impressed by one:

Dylan Walsh '11MEM, Evelyn Boyd Granville. at page 42.
(paragraph 1: "She did not know, until much later in life when her sister raised the point, that she had been the second woman in the country to receive a PhD in mathematics. That had never been the goal. She had simply made the decision, early on, to take advantageof opportunities that came her way. 'If a door opened,' she says, 'I went in.' ")

Note:
(i) The writer has a degree following his name: MEM, which stands for Master of Environmental Management, from School of the Environment, Yale University. A school in Yale is a college in other universities.
(ii) Evelyn Boyd Granville is black.
(iii) There is, though, no need to read the rest of her profile, which is so-so.


(4) Cathay Shufro (interviewer). First Days at Yale. at pages 54-55.
https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/5219-interviews

The third of the three interviewees in print (five interviewee online, whose last two are not found inprint) is

"Amy Tang '24
Shanghai, China
Silliman College
(speaking from China)"

Note:
(a) Silliman College
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silliman_College  
("is a residential college at Yale University * * * named for scientist and Yale professor Benjamin Silliman" (779-1864) )
(b) residential colleges of Yale University
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Re ... _of_Yale_University
("Yale University has a system of fourteen residential colleges with which all Yale undergraduate students and many faculty are affiliated [read: live]. * * * the residential colleges serve as the residence halls * * * Though their organizational and architectural features are modeled after the autonomous, constituent colleges of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, they are dependent colleges of the university with limited self-governance. Each college is led by a Head of College (formerly known as a Master) who is usually a tenured professor, and a Dean in charge of student affairs and residential life. * * * All fourteen colleges are built in an enclosing configuration around a central courtyard")

(5) arts & culture
This section has "Output" (which functions as book reviews). at page 58.
https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/5225-output

Chavi Eve Karkowsky '98, High Risk; Stories of pregnancy, birth, and the unexpected. Liveright/WW Norton, 2020.

John Wang '09JD, '09MBA, and Storm Garner, The World Eats Here; Amazing food and the inspiring people who make it at New York's Queens night market. The Experiment Publishing, 2020
("Back in the pre-pandemic era, if you were hungry on any Saturday night from April through October, and you hankered for something delicious but cheap, the Queens Night Market was your place. It served everything from Berg's Pastrami to Dakgangjeong [닭강정, which does not have corresponding hanja 漢字] ([sweet crispy] South Korean fried chicken). Its top price: six bucks. Ex–corporate lawyer Wang launched the wildly popular weekly celebration of food and culture in 2015, offering an array of delights from around the world. The Market is now on hiatus, but it comes alive in this book as Wang and his documentarian wife, Storm Garner, provide recipes and stories from behind the scenes")

Note:
(a) 닭 (romanization: dak; meaning: chicken)
강 (romanization: gang; hanja: 江; meaning: river)
정 (romanization: jeong; hanja: 情)

(b) Vincent M Mallozzi, Eventually They Fell in Love (Their Cats, Not So Much). New York Times, Mar 24, 2019 (in SundayStyle section's Mini-Vows portion).
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/ ... ts-not-so-much.html

Queens Night Market
https://queensnightmarket.com

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