Yale Remembers September 11

Yale University will commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States with events throughout the day on September 11.

Events are open to the community and free of charge.

At 8:45 a.m. the campus will observe a moment of silence, followed by the ringing of the bells in Harkness Tower and at the Divinity School at 8:46 a.m., when the first plane struck the World Trade Center in New York City.

All through the day, Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall will be set aside for quiet contemplation, with soft music, candles and the presentation of reflective readings every 11 minutes. Easels will be set up on which visitors can share their thoughts.

Several concerts will be given, including performances by the Twylyte Trio in the British Art Center at 12:30 p.m., the Collegium Musicum in Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at 5:15 p.m. and the Yale Camerata and the Kornerscher Sing-Verein Dresden at 7 p.m. in Battell Chapel.

The centerpiece of Yale’s effort to reflect on the tragedy and to understand what has occurred in the past year will be four faculty-led discussions, two at 4 p.m. and two at 7 p.m. The earlier sessions will focus on: geopolitics in Battell Chapel, chaired by historian John Lewis Gaddis; and religion in Room 101 Luce Hall, chaired by Harold Attridge, dean of Yale Divinity School. The later sessions will look at law and human rights in the Law School’s Levinson Auditorium, chaired by Anthony Kronman, dean of Yale Law School; and the arts in the Yale University Art Gallery’s McNeil Auditorium, chaired by Richard Benson, dean of the Yale School of Art.

The day will close with a candlelight ceremony on Cross Campus at 9 p.m., led by University President Richard C. Levin and University Chaplain Frederick (Jerry) Streets.

September 11 Events at Yale

8:45 a.m. Yale will observe a campus-wide minute of silence.

8:46 a.m. At the moment when the first plane struck the World Trade Center, the bells will ring in Harkness Tower and at Yale Divinity School.

All dayMessages of hope and remembrance will be read in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, which will be used as a place for quiet reflection.

10:30 a.m.Worship service, Marquand Chapel, Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street.

12:30 p.m.”September 11, 2002: A Commemoration.” The Twylyte Trio will perform chamber music in the British Art Center library court. Cellist Ann West, flutist Joanne Hiscocks and violinist David Clampitt.

4 p.m. Faculty-led discussions on the aftermath of September 11.
Geopolitics, Battell Chapel.
Religion, Luce Hall Auditorium.

5:15 p.m.Yale Collegium Musicum, directed by Richard Lalli, performs Tenebrae: The Lamentations of Jeremiah, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

5:30 p.m.Mass of Remembrance, St. Thomas More Chapel, 268 Park Street.

6:15 p.m.Eucharist. Berkeley Divinity School, the Episcopal Seminary at Yale, 363 St. Ronan Street.

7 p.m. Commemoration Concert by the Kornerscher Sing-Verein Dresden and the Yale Camerata, sponsored by the Office of the Yale Chaplain and the Institute of Sacred Music, Battell Chapel.

Faculty-led discussions on the aftermath of September 11.
Law and Human Rights, Yale Law School, Levinson Auditorium.
The Arts, Yale University Art Gallery, McNeil Auditorium

9 p.m. Candlelight ceremony on Cross Campus.

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