Monthly Archives: April 2022

Final Review

After every application has been read and has gone through an area committee, there’s one final step before decisions are released. Hannah and Mark discuss the last week of the committee process, known as Final Review, when loose ends are tied up and the hard reality of the selection process necessitates that some decisions change. Admissions officer Alfie joins to discuss how officers and committee members work together to finalize the first-year class.

Bonus Episode: A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Carbon Price

A carbon price at the Panama Canal?! In this mini episode, Casey and Jacob hear from Maxim Rebolledo (Decarbonization, Canal de Panamá), and discuss the implications of private actors pricing greenhouse gas emissions. Read more at

New Africa Passion & Beyond

ISM fellow and composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen explores his latest composition fusing gospel text, pan-African sound, and the passion tradition. He also chats about his earlier operatic work that engages the sounds and figures of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle.

Craft & Career – Jennifer Harrison Newman MFA ’11, artistic director, performance artist – Part 2

The Craft & Career series connects with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, to discuss the nuances of their craft, the reality of their careers, and how, in often surprising ways, these two concerns can work together.

We pick up where we left off with Jennifer Harrison Newman, artistic director, producer, choreographer, performance artist, and artistic director for the Yale Schwarzman Center, discussing the best ways to find balance between practice and profession.

Providing solutions to climate change

For Earth Day, Indy Burke, dean of the Yale School of the Environment, and President Peter Salovey discuss how universities can offer solutions to climate change and help policy makers and the public implement sustainable actions.

Faith, Spirituality and Psychiatry with Charles Dike

Faith versus science. Spirituality and religion versus psychology and psychiatry. Are these topics truly incompatible or are they related and intertwined? Also, is it ethical for mental health practitioners to support or dismiss faith and religion in clinical settings? This week, Dr. Addy’s mentor, colleague and friend, Dr. Charles Dike, joins to discuss these topics and more. Dr. Dike shares insights from his perspective as a psychiatrist, educator, leader at the State and Federal levels, and as a person of faith who’s called to make a difference in people’s lives. In this conversation, we’ll weave through the layered tensions, misconceptions and opportunities of considering religious, psychological, and psychiatric approaches to mental health and mental illness. We’ll also hear fascinating findings about the practical and positive health outcomes of integrating religious activities with clinical care. Finally, we’ll hear from Dr. Dike’s personal experience and how his faith has guided his professional journey. A thought provoking and inspiring episode!

Mental Health and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Conversation with Andres Fernandez, Mia Wilson, and Raffa Sindoni

On this episode of the Heartwood Podcast, Dr. Easley is joined by Andres Fernandes (Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the Yale School of the Environment), Mia Wilson (Mental Health Counselor at Yale), and Raffa Sindoni (master’s student at Yale). The panel discusses mental health initiatives within the Yale School of the Environment as well as the intersection of mental health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and environmental issues more broadly.