Acclaimed author Andrew Solomon ‘85 to visit campus 1/27

January 23, 2017

Andrew Solomon will be visiting Yale’s campus to discuss his book, “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children & the Search for Identity.” The work examines the means by which families accommodate children with physical, mental, and social disabilities. Andrew spent ten years researching for the book, interviewing more than 300 families and generating more than 40,000 pages of notes. The work has been lauded by former presidents and nobel-laureates, and has been the topic of several of his TED Talks which have gleaned millions of views on YouTube.

Andrew Solomon is a regular contributor to NPR, The New York Times, and many other publications, and outspoken activist and philanthropist for many causes in LGBT rights, mental health, education, and the arts. He is the founder of the Solomon Research Fellowships in LGBT Studies at Yale University, is a professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University, and is the president of PEN American Center. He received the National Book Award, and was a Pulitzer finalist for worldwide bestseller “The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression.” It is widely considered the definitive text on depression.

His visit is made possible in large part by the generosity of the Traphagen Alumni Speakers Series, from the Yale College Office of Student Affairs, as well as the Poynter Foundation and the Office of LGBTQ Resources.

Location:
Rose Alumni House
232 York St.
New Haven, CT 06511