Culture

USSR cinema central in ‘1989’ film festival

February 5, 2008 • 0
The European Studies Council will continue its annual film festival about a specific year in history this week: “1989: Film Culture and the Fall of the Wall” begins Thursday with a screening of “Little Vera” at the Whitney Humanities Center. Fans of late-USSR cinema rejoice. “1989” is the fourth conference of its kind in four »
Culture

‘Pink’ soft-core films screened at Whitney

January 29, 2008 • 0
Aaron Gerow’s office door in the Whitney Humanities Center is cluttered with posters from film events he’s organized in his four years at Yale. Gerow, DUS of the Film Studies Department, has put on screening and discussions ranging from the visit of legendary Japanese director Takahiko iimura to a screening of “The Glamorous Life of »
University

Veteran Sledge pushes for expansion of student body

December 5, 2007 • 7
William Sledge is afraid that Yale is turning into Harvard. “We’re becoming too precious. We’re becoming like Harvard. Seriously,” Sledge says in an interview at his Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital office. “Whenever an institution comes into the position of being too precious, it begins to distort that institution’s identity.” Sledge believes that the College’s small »
Culture

DeVane to see dances merge

November 27, 2007 • 0
European classical ballet, American modern dance and traditional West African dance will come together in front of a class of Yalies on Wednesday morning. Emily Coates ’06 and West African dancer Locina Coulibaly will debut their new ballet to students in World Performance, this semester’s DeVane Lecture Course, taught by Theater Studies professor Joseph Roach. »
City

Through third-party bid, Ferrucci fights status quo

November 6, 2007 • 0
Green Party mayoral candidate Ralph Ferrucci strides down Dixwell Avenue, away from the Gothic spires of Yale and into one of New Haven’s more dilapidated neighborhoods. It is the Sunday night before elections, and Ferrucci means business. “I mean this,” he says. “When I’m running for mayor, it’s for the win.” Ferrucci, a perennial third-party »
Culture

City artists open doors to public

October 23, 2007 • 0
Artspace, New Haven’s center for contemporary and community art, held Local Studios Weekend this past weekend, inviting the public to visit artists’ studios throughout the greater New Haven area. Local Studios Weekend was part of Artspace’s 10th annual City Wide Open Studios program, a community-based arts festival that began Oct. 9 and will end on »
Culture

Students tackle iimura’s work

September 25, 2007 • 0
Debating the death of the author becomes much more interesting when the author is alive — and standing right in front of you. Inaugurating a series of Japanese film screenings hosted by the Council for East Asian Studies, experimental director Takahiko iimura came to campus this weekend to discuss his works. Three screenings were held »
Sci-Tech

Med school study links alcohol abuse and smoking

April 23, 2007 • 0
A group of researchers at the School of Medicine are working to untangle the relationship between two popular vices. According to a recent study led by psychiatry professor Sherry McKee, smoking indicates a heightened risk of bad drinking habits and alcohol abuse. The findings, extrapolated from data collected by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse »
Culture

Masrah Arab takes stage

April 17, 2007 • 0
Sunday was a rough day for the unfair sex. In “Adila” by Nehad Gad, a reading at the Arab Theatre Festival, the materialistic Adila (Emily Hoffman ’10) discovers her husband is dead only after nagging his corpse for 20 minutes. In “The Last Walk” by Alfred Farag, the audience learns that the husband is dead »
Culture

On stage, spontaneity prevails

March 6, 2007 • 0
Extending her arms in welcome, theater studies professor Deb Margolin said “Good evening, and welcome to the Theater of Desire Cabaret.” In the ballroom of 220 York St., she greeted a small but eager group of drama students and other undergrads. Nobody knew what to expect because there was no program. There was only a »
Sports

Men’s XC has poor showing at Lehigh, finishes 18th in invite

October 2, 2006 • 2
The men’s cross country team ran a disappointing race on Friday, placing 18th in the Paul Short Invitational 8k at Lehigh University. Team members said they plan to use the next two weeks to prepare for pre-nationals, where they hope to redeem last week’s performance. Out of the 42 teams that raced in Friday’s invite, »
University

SAS pushes for major

September 22, 2006 • 522
The Yale South Asian Society is spearheading an effort to create a South Asian studies major at the University, which the society’s members said is trailing peer institutions in the field. The students are working closely with professor Phyllis Granoff, chair of the Council on South Asian Studies, to establish the program, SAS President Tarana »