Technology doesn’t always click

October 12, 2009 • 0
Architecture student Zheela Qaiser ’11 used the high-tech laser cutter at Paul Rudolph Hall for the first time last week. Though she was thrilled to work with the robotic “computer-numeric-controlled machine,” Qaiser said she is not a convert to the superiority of gadgets over the pencil. And nor are her professors and fellow students. Moving »

ART REVIEW | ‘Spectacle’ causes headaches

September 15, 2009 • 0
Upon entering the art gallery inside the School of Art’s 32 Edgewood Ave. Gallery, viewers should be cautious: Sirens, jarring beats and screams will ring through your ears for the duration of your stay. The pulsing music, which is featured in the new exhibit “Infinitesimal Eternity: Images Made in the Face of Spectacle,” is one »

ART REVIEW | Under the veil, feminist visions

September 8, 2009 • 0
In a new art exhibit at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, a group of Muslim women artists tactfully inverted Western stereotypes about women in the Middle East. The exhibit, “Breaking the Veils: Women Artists from the Islamic World,” which opened on Sept. 1, displays art from the collection of the Royal Society of Fine »

Prisoners face high risk for heart disease

April 22, 2009 • 0
Prison inmates are not just at increased risk for infectious diseases like HIV, as previous studies have shown, but also for heart-related conditions, new Yale research has found. The study, published last week in Archives of Internal Medicine, found that former inmates are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension, a dangerous »

Yalies elected to statewide College Democrats posts

April 20, 2009 • 1
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Connecticut College Democrats held its annual elections Sunday, choosing two Yalies to its executive board amid heated debates. At a convention at Wesleyan University, the CDCT, a coalition comprising the Yale Democrats, University of Connecticut Democrats, Connecticut College Democrats, Hartford University Democrats and Quinnipiac Democrats, met to elect its 2009-’10 board. Though »

‘Raise the Age’ could aid minors on trial

April 16, 2009 • 1
Many state leaders are calling for a change in Connecticut courts: Minors should no longer be tried as adults. The so-called Raise the Age legislation, currently pending a hearing in the state legislature, aims to reverse the practice of holding 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in the eyes of the law. Spearheaded in 2007 by »

Digitization uncovers souvenirs of Yale’s past

April 7, 2009 • 0
While members of the Digitization Project at Yale flipped through old library books to ensure they would withstand scanning, staff members discovered snippets of Yalies’ lives that were accidently left between the pages of the books. The new exhibit in Sterling Memorial Library, “Treasures: Beautiful and Surprising Finds from the Digitization Project at Yale,” features »

Study: Americans buy green to save environment

April 1, 2009 • 0
Despite the current economic crisis, its seems Americans are willing to spend green to go green. A study conducted by Yale and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change and Communication published last week found that Americans are taking an extremely proactive stance on global warming prevention — that they are willing, for instance, »

Abrams talks law, sacrifice

March 27, 2009 • 0
Great lawyers are not merely eloquent speakers or those who risk personal safety for a case, but rather custodians of the rule of law who are willing to put their careers on the line, Floyd Abrams LAW ’60 argued Thursday. Before an audience of about 30, Abrams, an expert in freedom of speech and press »

Researchers discover new genetic syndrome

March 25, 2009 • 0
Just as the discovery of penicillin was serendipitous, so too was the new genetic syndrome discovered by two Yale researchers originally investigating abnormal blood pressure. While studying rare patients with abnormalities in blood pressure, Richard Lifton, chair of the Genetics Department at the Yale School of Medicine, and Ute Scholl, a genetics post-doctoral associate, discovered »

Profs discuss city planning, civic pride

February 27, 2009 • 1
The key to creating successful cities is not building the big, attractive buildings but creating a public realm, said Alexander Garvin ’62 ARC ’67, adjunct professor at the School of Architecture. In one installment of this semester’s urban studies lecture series, Garvin, Bruce Alexander ’65, vice president for New Haven and State Affairs and Campus »

Sports marketing guru bonds, sells

February 17, 2009 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. For sports marketing guru Tony Ponturo, building relationships with sports team representatives comes before signing advertising contracts — not the other way around. Before an audience of 17 at the Ray Tompkins House on Monday, Ponturo — the former vice president of Global »