March 2015 Archives

March 12, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015 1:30 PM - 3:00 pm, Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), A001

This talk will provide an overview of Cooper's work using the nation's largest database of private insurance claims to analyze why health care spending on the privately insured is expensive. In 2012, Cooper and his colleagues worked with the Health Care Cost Institute to create a database of insurance claims for beneficiaries insured by Aetna, UnitedHealth, and Humana. The data runs from 2002 through 2011 and captures comprehensive spending data on one third of privately insured Americans, and roughly 5% of US GDP. The talk will examine the process of accessing data, using the 12 terabyte dataset, and the early conclusions from the work.

Zack Cooper is an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Economics at Yale University and Director of ISPS Health, a program of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale. His work is focused on examining the intersection of public policy heath care, and economics. In particular, Cooper's work focuses on the impact of competition and monetary and non-monetary incentives on health care providers' quality, prices, and productivity.

This talk is part of the Day of Data Spring Lecture Series.

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March 12, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 3:00 pm, in the SML Lecture Hall

Artist Angela Lorenz will discuss her work Victorious Secret: Elite Olympic Champions as Dancing Bikini Girls, which will be on display at the Sterling Memorial Library and the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library from the last week of March through June. The Arts Library has been collecting Lorenz’s works in book format for over twenty years and holds over thirty examples of her artists’ books, which often use humor and word play to address social issues. In Victorious Secret, Lorenz addresses gender inequality through the lens of art history, discussing how elite Olympic athletes portrayed in mosaics circa 300 AD were in modern times first identified as “dancing bikini girls.”

This installation of Victorious Secret is sponsored by The Bibliographical Press. Please join us in the press room (near the L&B room) after the lecture to meet the artist and print a keepsake on the Albion hand press.

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March 26, 2015

All are welcome to join us for an evening of dance and fun from 7:00-9:00 pm on April 8 in the L&B Reading Room in Sterling Memorial Library. The Gilmore Music Library, the Yale University Library, and Yale Swing and Blues are proud to sponsor this event to (hopefully!) swing us into spring for good!

Most of the music at the event is from the Music Library's archives (featuring the Benny Goodman archive) and has recently undergone preservation treatment using funds donated to the Yale Library from Arcadia, a charitable fund, supporting charities and scholarly institutions that preserve cultural heritage and the environment.

So come along and join us! What's in it for you besides fun?! A free swing dance lesson, amazing & unique film footage from the Music Library's archive, free cake, cheese & crackers, good company, and more! We hope to to see you there!

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