Yale West Campus Weekly

2013 Chemical Biology Symposium  


The 2013 Yale Chemical Biology Symposium will be held this Friday, May 10th at the West Campus Conference Center.  The symposium is an all day event that applauds and highlights new advances at the interface of chemistry and biology.  The symposium is organized by faculty within the Departments of Chemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology (MCDB), and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (MB&B) at Yale. This year's speakers include Steven Carr (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard), David Baker (University of Washington), David Tirrell (California Institute of Technology), Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (National Institutes of Health), Angela Koehler (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Jonathan Weissman (University of California, San Francisco).

Calling all Gardeners!


The West Campus Urban Farm will soon be enjoying its first growing season in 2013. The Urban Farm will serve primarily as a place for the West Campus community to grow and harvest fresh, healthy food, but will also be a site to accommodate innovative and controlled research in its garden beds. The farm is rounding into shape with more and more plants moving from the greenhouse to the beds. As the threshold of the last frost has now passed, we are inviting the community to take part in the planting of the West Campus Urban Farm.  On Friday, May 10th from 11:30am-2:00pm and Wednesday, May 15th from 11:30am-2:00pm we will have our first community planting days.  If you are interested in attending the planting days or working in the Farm in any capacity, please email Justin Freiberg of the Yale Sustainable Food Project. 


REMINDER Brown Bag Lunch: May 8th 


On Wednesday, May 8th at Noon, Debra Novella and Kate Castello of Compensation and Benefits Planning will be presenting a lunch series on Yale Retirement Benefits. The session will take place in Dining Room B of the West Campus Conference Center. The session will educate employees about the eligibility requirements necessary for retirement, available retiree medical plans and sources of income in retirement. This talk is for all ages. Please come with questions and educate yourself on your retirement options.


Summer Fitness


The Summer classes at West Campus will soon begin and now is the time to register. The summer sessions will run 8 weeks, beginning June 3rd through July 27th. The Summer session will be the same great fitness line-up as the Spring session. Click Here for a schedule of class offerings and pricing. For updates on all YWC fitness classes, please like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/

Welcome to West Campus


Katie Rowe is working as a temporary Senior Administrative Assistant in support of Professor Alanna Schepartz and the Yale West Campus Chemical Biology Institute (CBI). Katie comes to CBI from  Human Resource's Temporary Staffing Services unit where she holds the position of administrative Floater. Katie is an experienced administrative assistant and event coordinator and previously held positions at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and Yale College.  Katie is a a graduate of Albertus Magnus College and holds a BA in Sociology and Creative Writing. Please welcome Katie to West Campus.


Staying Connected: Yale Affinity Groups


Thank you to all who attended the special Diversity Happy Hour last month. Members of Yale Affinity groups and University Staffing gave great presentations and connections between the West Campus community and the University's Affinity groups were made. To stay informed about the activities and events of the Yale Affinity groups, please visit their websites: YLGBTQ, ANYYLNG and YAAA. This month, the Affinity groups are partnering to help replenish books for a local book bank. Donation boxes are in the lobby of the West Campus Conference Center. Please help if you can. 

West Campus Administration

Scott Strobel
Vice President of Planning & Program Development


Rebecca Brandriff

Lead Administrator & Director of Finance


Chris Incarvito

Director, Research Technology


Kelly Palumbo

Operations Manager

Danica Kelly



Sharon Finkenauer

Event Coordinator


Kelly Locke

Executive Assistant


Keith Draghi

ITS Support


Abby Goldblatt

Senior Human Resource Generalist


Jacqueline Glynn

Administrative Assistant


Jennifer Mosby

Woodbridge Fellow

Your input is important. Send your questions or comments to West Campus Administration!

Job Opportunities


Systems Biology Institute, Director

Energy Sciences Institute, Senior Faculty

Energy Sciences Institute, Junior Faculty

Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Director

Microbial Diversity Institute, Director






October 4th
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening - Yale School of Nursing


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