The Yale University Library will be closed at 12:00 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.


Beatrix Farrand walking in the gardens she landscaped at Yale

Please join us on Thursday, March 29 at 3pm in the CSSSI 24-Hour Space for a celebration of the life and legacy of Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959). Farrand, the only founding woman member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, designed gardens for the White House and the New York Botanical Garden; for many private estates, among them Dumbarton Oaks; and for a number of college campuses. As Yale’s landscape architect for 23 years, Farrand designed the landscapes for at least 16 buildings and locations around campus, including the Marsh Botanical Garden. 

Book by Samuel Moyn, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

Join us on Professor Moyn's book talk about his new book, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, March 27th in the Lecture Hall at Sterling Memorial Library at 4:30pm. In Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, Professor Moyn analyzes how and why we chose to make human rights our highest ideals while simultaneously neglecting the demands of a broader social and economic justice. The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. Even as state violations of political rights garnered unprecedented attention due to human rights campaigns, a commitment to material equality disappeared. In its place, market fundamentalism has emerged as the dominant force in national and global economies.