While the FAS Dean’s Office was unable to host holiday gatherings in 2021, we nonetheless celebrated the season and our community with our 2021 holiday raffle and donation.
FAS Donation to Community Organizations
In December 2020, we had an overwhelming positive response to FAS Dean’s Office holiday raffle and donation, and based on community votes we distributed our donation between New Haven Reads, the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen and IRIS: Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services.
In 2021, 323 FAS community members who cast a vote in our holiday poll. This year, we will be donating the funds ordinarily spent on the FAS Dean’s Office winter party to three New Haven-based organizations who do vital work to help our local community thrive. Based on your votes, we will be directing 40% of our donation to the Community Soup Kitchen, 31% to FISH of Greater New Haven, and 29% to the Diaper Bank of Connecticut. We are grateful to be able to support these extraordinary organizations.
FAS Raffle Winners
In addition, as a personal gift to the FAS community, Dean Gendler will support a number of local small businesses through the purchase of gift certificates. These form the basis for this year’s FAS raffle, with winners below. WE hope you’ll consider supporting these or other local businesses that help make New Haven a vibrant community.
Food and drink
- Classic cocktails from Anchor Spa. Winner: Florian Carle, Institute Manager, Yale Quantum Institute
- Books and baked goods from Atticus Bookstore Café. Winner: Nicole Chardiet, Senior Administrative Assistant, History of Art
- Tasty tapas from Barcelona Wine Bar. Winner: Brian Scassellati, A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
- Latin American cuisine from Barracuda Bistro and Bar. Winner: Gary Brudvig, Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry
- Comfort food from Bella’s Café. Winner: Malgorzata Zalewska, Senior Administrative Assistant, Sociology
- Coffee and a great read from Book Trader Café. Winner: Carolyn Kyrtopoulos, Senior Administrative Assistant, Chemistry
- A taste of France from Crepes Choupette. Winner: Cynthia Smith, Associate Provost for Health Affairs and Academic Integrity
- International street food from El Segundo. Winner: Theodore Kim, Associate Professor of Computer Science
- A comforting cup from Glass Jar Tea. Winner: Peter Brooks, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature
- Aromatic cardamom lattes from Pistachio Café. Winner: Nick Turk-Brown, Professor of Psychology
- Delicious eats from Sherkaan Indian Street Food. Winner: Larry Gladney, Phyllis Wallace Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development in the Faculty of Arts and Science and Professor of Physics
- Taco night at Te Amo Tequila Bar. Winner: Penelope Laurans, Senior Advisor to the University
- A coffee break at Willoughby’s Coffee and Tea. Winner: Anne Fadiman, Professor Adjunct of English
Stores and activities
- Supplies to fuel your creativity from Hull’s Art Supply and Framing. Winner: Scott Herring, Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- Supplies for a cozy craft from Knit New Haven. Winner: Angela Lee-Smith, Senior Lector II, East Asian Languages and Literatures
- A festive accessory from LouLou Boutique. Winner: Meghan Anderson, Lecturer, Mathematics
- Your new favorite book from People Get Ready. Winner: Oliver Orr, Laboratory Assistant, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Books by FAS faculty
- Daphne Brooks’ Liner Notes for the Revolution, winner of the Museum of African American History Stone Award. Winner: Claire Roosien, Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures
- Maria Doerfler’s Jeptha’s Daughter, Sarah’s Son, winner of the American Academy of Religion Book Award. Winner: Ryan Croteau, Program Coordinator, Office of the Secretary and Vice President for University Life
- Ben Glaser’s Modernism’s Metronome, finalist for the Modernist Studies Association First Book Prize. Winner: Eve Famutimi, Student Life Program Manager, Yale College
- Louise Glück’s Winter Recipes from the Collective, recognized on The New York Times list of Notable Books of 2021. Winner: Emily Erikson, Associate Professor of Sociology
- Langdon Hammer’s (ed), A Whole World: Letters from James Merrill, recognized on The New York Times list of Notable Books of 2021. Winner: Françoise Schneider, Senior Lector I, French
- Elizabeth Hinton’s America on Fire, recognized on The New York Times list of Notable Books of 2021. Winner: Marion Gehlker, Senior Lector II, German
- Jacqueline Jung’s Eloquent Bodies, winner of the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize. Winner: Jutta Joormann, Professor and Chair of Psychology
- Tavia Nyongo’s Afrofabulations, a finalist for the Errol Hill Book Award. Winner: Sue Maher, Operations Manager, Cowles Foundation
- Jill Richards’ Fury Archives, winner of the Modernist Studies Association First Book Prize. Winner: Rosamaria Leon, Senior Lector I, Spanish and Portuguese
- Shane Vogel’s Race and Performance after Repetition, winner of the Errol Hill Book Award. Winner: Joliana Yee, Assistant Dean and Director of the Asian American Cultural Center
- Carl Zimmer’s Life’s Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive, recognized on The New York Times list of Notable Books of 2021. Winner: Mika Yamaguchi, Senior Lector I, East Asian Languages and Literatures
Congratulations to all of our winners. Thank you to all who participated.