The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 6-8

The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


F R I D A Y


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View Two Hundred Years of Tracts, an exhibition of religious tracts dating from the early 1800s to the present, which document theological and societal issues of their times. Tracts were produced in many languages and addressed issues ranging from personal salvation to temperance, anti-Catholicism, and evolution. Free. Divinity School Library, 409 Prospect St. 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

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Browse the brains, view the videos, open the drawers, and light up the vitrines on a Guided Tour of the Cushing Center. Dedicated to the work of Dr. Harvey Cushing, regarded as the father of modern neurosurgery, the center includes more than 400 specimen jars of patients’ brains and tumors, Cushing’s surgical illustrations and personal diaries, patient photographs, memorabilia, and historical anatomical and medical materials. Free. Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar St. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Go behind the scenes at the American Decorative Arts Furniture Study for a tour focusing on works made in and around Rhode Island — in conjunction with the exhibition “Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830” which closes Jan. 8. Free (space is limited). Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St. 12:30 p.m.

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View a media exhibit highlighting the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale: Research, Policy, Leadership. Since 1968, ISPS has advanced interdisciplinary research, shaped public policy, and informed democratic deliberation. This exhibit explores the past, present, and future of ISPS and highlights the contributions of its faculty and student fellows to our understanding of social and political life. Free. Kline Biology Tower, CSSSI, 219 Prospect St. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


S A T U R D A Y


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Cheer on the men’s basketball team as they take on Mitchell College. The Bulldogs have 19 consecutive wins at Lee Amphitheater tying Yale with New Mexico State for the fifth-longest active home winning streak in the nation. Payne Whitney Gymnasium, Lee Amphitheater, 70 Tower Pkwy. 2 p.m.

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Watch as the Yale swimming and diving teams take on the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth. Free. Payne Whitney Gymnasium, Kiphuth Exhibition Pool, 70 Tower Pkwy. Women at 11 a.m.; men at 3 p.m.; diving competition at 5:30 p.m.


S U N D A Y


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View art in new ways at a family program of Stories and Art, featuring folktales, myths, and stories from around the world that highlight unique objects in the Yale University Art Gallery collection. For children of all ages; drawing materials will be available for older children. Free. 1111 Chapel St. 1 p.m.


To see more events, visit the Yale Calendar of Events and the Yale Arts Calendar.

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