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Syrian Cooking Demonstration with Sanctuary Kitchen

Thursday, Jul 13, 5:30 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

We are thrilled to be partnering with Sanctuary Kitchen for a unique cooking demonstration with local Syrian refugees.

Join us for a cooking experience that gives participants the opportunity to learn authentic recipes from Syrian refugee cooks and hear their stories! Participants will observe the preparation of a traditional meal, interact with the cooks, gain insight into the experiences of Syrian refugees and their way of life as new residents of New Haven, and enjoy the...

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Summer Kick-Off with Handsome Dan!

Monday, Jun 12, 4 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

There’s no better way to kick-off our summer programs than an afternoon with Handsome Dan, Yale's beloved Old English Bulldogge mascot! Handsome Dan XVIII will be visiting the OISS on Monday, June 12th from 4-5pm for selfies and salutations. Not only will you get some much needed puppy love, but it's a great way to welcome newcomers to Yale, and to socialize with new faces for the summer!

We will have food, good company, the adorable Dan, and some Yale trivia...what more could you...

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The History of New Haven: Museum & Walking Tour

Tuesday, Jun 13, 4 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave

Whether you're new to New Haven or you simply enjoy history, you don't want to miss this tour! We have partnered up with the New Haven Museum for a program that will bring history to life.

We will begin with a 45 minute tour of the museum, featuring the history of New Haven and their popular From Clocks to Lollipopsexhibit. We will then take the tour outside for a guided walking tour of the New Haven Green, putting the history of the city in perspective with today's...

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Koru Mindfulness at OISS

Wednesday, Jun 7, 6 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Stressed? Tired? Can't focus? Join Koru Mindfulness, a 4-week course designed to teach busy students basic mindfulness & meditation practices that are evidence-based and proven to decrease stress, improve sleep quality & cultivate greater self-compassion. Attendance at all four classes (& only 10 minutes of practice per day) is required so please check your schedule before registering.

No course fee, but you will be asked to purchase the course text for ~$10. Taught by...

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Session 4: Outdoor Mindful Yoga & Meditation for Stress Relief

Wednesday, Aug 2, 6 pm
Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS) Courtyard, 320 York St

Join us this summer for our last outdoor yoga and meditation session in the beautiful courtyard of the Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS). Get out of your labs and classrooms for an hour of relaxation and stress relief under the summer sun! These sessions will be led by the amazing Tracy George, a Yale Health Educator, who also runs the Koru Mindfulness series across campus. 

This event is BYOM (bring your own mat), or you can simply practice on the grass and embrace being...

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International TableTop Day: Pizza & Games Night

Saturday, Jul 29, 3 pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street

Don't miss our summer edition of Pizza & Games night at the OISS! Join us any time between 3-9pm for board games, food, and good company. We will be co-sponsoring with the amazing Ludi et Veritas for a fun Saturday afternoon, in celebration of the birthday of the founder of International TableTop Day!

If you have a personal board game of your own, feel free to bring it along! And if you don't know anything about board games, there will be plenty of peopel here to teach you. Did...

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Session 3: Outdoor Mindful Yoga & Meditation for Stress Relief

Wednesday, Jul 26, 6 pm
Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS) Courtyard, 320 York St

Join us this summer for two more outdoor yoga and meditation sessions in the beautiful courtyard of the Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS). Get out of your labs and classrooms for an hour of relaxation and stress relief under the summer sun! These sessions will be led by the amazing Tracy George, a Yale Health Educator, who also runs the Koru Mindfulness series across campus. 

This event is BYOM (bring your own mat), or you can simply practice on the grass and embrace being...

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Day Trip to the Yale Outdoor Center

Saturday, Jul 22, 8:30 am
OISS & Yale Outdoor Center

Don't miss this summer's trip to the Yale Outdoor Center! Located about an hour away in East Lyme, CT, the Outdoor Center is nestled on the south shore of a beautiful mile-long lake, surrounded by 1,500 wooded acres. 

We've put together a great package for you, so your ticket price includes:

Roundtrip transportation on an authentic school bus (field trip!) Entrance fee for the day Access to a private pavilion with picnic tables and benches Access to basketball and...
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Session 2: Outdoor Mindful Yoga & Meditation for Stress Relief

Wednesday, Jul 19, 6 pm
Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS) Courtyard, 320 York St

Join us this summer for three more outdoor yoga and meditation sessions in the beautiful courtyard of the Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS). Get out of your labs and classrooms for an hour of relaxation and stress relief under the summer sun! These sessions will be led by the amazing Tracy George, a Yale Health Educator, who also runs the Koru Mindfulness series across campus. 

This event is BYOM (bring your own mat), or you can simply practice on the grass and embrace being...

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Day Trip to Boston

Saturday, Jul 15, 7 am
departs from: OISS, 421 Temple Street, New Haven arrives: 139 Tremont Street, Boston

Spend the day exploring the beautiful city of Boston on your own or with other Yale affiliates - sightseeing, visiting museums, shopping, or dining. We will also begin the morning with an optional trip to Cambridge and tour of Harvard Square, for those that are interested! The tour is free, but please note that you will be responsible for the cost of your subway ticket which is $2.50. 

Pro-tip: Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for the weather (we will be going rain or...

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Harkness Bell Tower: Tour & Concert with Yale Carillons

Wednesday, Jul 12, 6:30 pm
Harkness Bell Tower, 74 High Street

Join us for a private tour and concert of Yale's Harkness Bell Tower! Two members of the Guild of Carillonneurs will be giving us a private tour of the Yale Memorial Carillion, a musical instrument composed of at least 23 bells, tuned in chromatic sequence. The Guild is the student organization responsible for ringing the bells in Harkness Tower. Each fall, the current members give lessons to freshmen and sophomores (and sometimes graduate students) on the practice carillon, and will...

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Session 1: Outdoor Mindful Yoga & Meditation for Stress Relief

Wednesday, Jul 5, 6 pm
Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS) Courtyard, 320 York St

Join us this summer for four outdoor yoga and meditation sessions in the beautiful courtyard of the Hall of Graduate Studies (HGS). Get out of your labs and classrooms for an hour of relaxation and stress relief under the summer sun! These sessions will be led by the amazing Tracy George, a Yale Health Educator, who also runs the Koru Mindfulness series across campus. 

This event is BYOM (bring your own mat), or you can simply practice on the grass and embrace being...

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Service Learning: An Afternoon at Yale Farm

Friday, Jun 30, 1:45 pm
Yale Farm, 345 Edwards Street

Did you know that Yale has a farm? Join us for an afternoon of service learning as we partner up with Yale's Farm Managers to learn about the work that they are doing as part of the Yale Sustainable Food program. We will get a tour of the farm, followed by an hour of light farm work and a chance to get our hands dirty (literally). And don't worry, no experience is necessary because the Farm staff will walk us through everything.

We'll end the day socializing under the...

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Trip to Gouveia Vineyards: Wine Tasting & Cellar Tour

Saturday, Jun 17, 1 pm
OISS/Gouveia Vineyards

We are excited to be teaming up with the Yale Postdoc Association for an afternoon trip to the beautiful Gouveia Vineyard in Wallingford, CT.

Your ticket price includes:

A wine tasting of 5 wines An etched wine glass to take home A 45 minute cellar tour Roundtrip transportation 

We will leave at 1pm from the OISS to arrive to the vineyard at 1:30pm. We will begin with the wine tasting and cellar tour, and then you will have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy the...

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Uma's Evening at the Arts & Ideas Festival: Layavinyasa

Wednesday, Jun 21, 8:30 pm
OISS/First & Summerfield Church - 421 Temple St/425 College St

Join us for a spectacular night of Indian dance as we head to the Arts & Ideas Festival to see Layavinyasa! The one hour performance will feature three different types of dance, including SriKrishna Leelamrutham, Prakruthi, and Tarangam.

We will have a reception with tasty food to socialize before the event at OISS at 7:00pm. Registered guests will walk together as a group with our colleague, Uma Shankar to the show. You may go directly to the show instead of coming to OISS...

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Commencement Brunch 2017

Saturday, May 20, 11 am
OISS / 421 Temple Street

We would like to cordially invite you and your family to a Commencement Brunch. We want to congratulate you on your accomplishments and wish you the best in your future endeavors!

Free, but please register for yourself and any guests you plan to bring. 

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commencement-brunch-2017-tickets-34068607121

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Sound Meditation Concert

Thursday, May 11, 4 pm
OISS / 421 Temple Street

Melt away the stress of the semester with a unique musical relaxation experience. As you lie on a yoga mat, musicians from the Conduit Center will rewire your brain for relaxation with the sounds of gongs and singing bowls. The event will take place in the Crystal Room at the Peabody Museum. Sponsored by GPSS.

REGISTER HERE!

This event does not require an RSVP.

New Haven Real-Estate: Resources & Education

Thursday, May 4, 5:30 pm
OISS / 421 Temple Street

Buying a home can be overwhelming, especially if you’re moving to the area from another country! Join us on May 4th to hear from a representative from HOC Realty, the first non-profit real-estate company in Connecticut and affiliate of Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven.

Learn about the resources they offer, including free courses and workshops that guide you through all of the steps of home ownership and beyond, including how to improve your credit history, home...

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Pizza & Games Night! (International Tabletop Day)

Saturday, Apr 29, 3 pm
OISS / 421 Temple Street

Come spend your Saturday afternoon at the OISS from 3 pm to 9 pm for board games, food, and good company! We will be co-sponsoring with the amazing Ludi et Veritas for a fun Saturday afternoon in celebration of International Tabletop Day! If you have a personal board game of your own, feel free to bring it along! There will be game raffles, so don't miss your chance to win a prize!

Free, but RSVP required (spaces are limited). Open to the Yale Community - ages 12 and...

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Understanding America: Fine Arts and Flowers

Friday, Apr 28, 3 pm
Depart from OISS (421 Temple St)

Join us for a visit to America's oldest art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum, for this special annual exhibit pairing their collections with floral displays.

The Wadsworth Atheneum is in Hartford, CT and we will be taking a bus as a group. Sign up here! 

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