November 4th, 2012 | University

Monday’s Buzz: 11.5.12

Yale's South Asian Society Roshni show drew nearly 1,100 people on Friday night.
Yale's South Asian Society Roshni show drew nearly 1,100 people on Friday night. Photo by Phillipp Arndt.

THE NEWS

  • Nearly 1,100 people filled Woolsey Hall on Friday night to see a colorful celebration of South Asian dance, music and even a live episode of Yale’s own “Indian Idol.” Roshni is the largest event put on by Yale’s South Asian Society (SAS) in the fall semester, with 11 performances ranging from Nepali ethnic dance to Sur et Veritaal, a South Asian a cappella group. Since Roshni began in 2002, it has evolved from drawing small crowds in Battell Chapel to celebrating its second year filling Woolsey Hall nearly to capacity this past Friday.
  • Graduate students in many of Yale’s humanities and social science departments can now find a home in one of the new spaces created by the Graduate School Dean’s Office. Continuing an initiative launched last year, Graduate School Dean Thomas Pollard said he has transformed approximately 2,000 square feet of space into work places for humanities and social science graduate students with the financial assistance of a grant from the Provost’s Office. Pollard said the new spaces house students from the three large departments that suffered the most from space shortage: History, English and American Studies.
  • Last Saturday, the Women in Leadership Conference encouraged women to achieve success in their careers to make work environments more conducive to raising families simultaneously. Roughly 300 Yale students came to the Sterling Law Auditorium to attend the conference, an annual event hosted by Yale’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. The conference included three keynote speakers — Anne-Marie Slaughter, former head of policy for the State Department; Marie Wilson, founder of the White House Project; and Jennifer Holleran, executive director of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s nonprofit, Startup: Education; and 12 profession-specific panels on government, finance, law, marketing, STEM and media.

THE WEATHER

High of 50 degrees, low of 24 degrees, clear with morning frost.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Waffle Bar, Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin

Lunch: Vegetable Soup Pistou, Split Pea Soup With Ham, Roman Orecchiette with Chard, Chili & Tofu, “Old Country” Porketta, Mediterranean Foccacia, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, All-Natural Grilled Cheeseburger, All-Natural Grilled Burger, Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breast, Red Pepper Hummus Baba Ganoush Lavash, Roasted Potatoes with Olives & Caper Dressing, Fresh Market Vegetable, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Peanut Butter Cookie

Dinner: Char-Grilled Daily Catch, Chicken with Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Farro & Vegetable Pilaf, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Garden Burger, Roasted Vegetables & Provolone Panini, Pasta With EV Olive Oil & Fresh Herbs, Fresh Market Vegetable, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Devils Food Cake

In Commons

Breakfast: Maple Flavored Organic Oatmeal, Waffle Bar, Western Style Scrambled Eggs, Omelets To-Order, Buttermilk Pancakes, Cage-Free Scrambled Egg Whites, Home Fries, Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin

Lunch: Southwest Black Bean Soup, Spinach & Gruyere Tart, Chicken Santa Fe, Portabella Fajita, Penne, All-Natural Grilled Chicken Breast, Roasted Vegetables & Provolone Panini, Pepperoni Pizza, Green Bean & Tofu, Vegetable Fried Rice, Beef & Broccoli, Jasmine Rice, Chickpeas & Tomato Pita Sandwich, French Fries, Spanish Rice, Fresh Market Vegetable, Sauteed Carrots With Dill, White Bean Salad with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, Peanut Butter Cookie