WEEKEND | Recycled materials and brand new ideas: questions for Tiao Santos

Tiao Santos is the President of the Association of Collectors of the Metropolitan Landfill of Jardim Gramacho, an organization of pickers of recyclable material located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Gramacho is the world’s largest landfill and the setting for the Academy Award-nominated film “Wasteland,” in which Santos is one of many workers […]

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‘Wasteland’ humanizes landfill workers

Even though the new documentary “Wasteland” was nominated for an Academy Award, it’s full of trash. Yale University’s third annual Environmental Film Festival opened last night to a packed theater in the Whitney Humanities Center for the screening of the highly acclaimed “Wasteland,” directed by Lucy Walker. The film, which also won the Audience Award […]

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Giant mammals filled dinosaur void

Mammals waited until dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago to make their move. A new study in the Nov. 26 issue of the journal Science has revealed that in the 20 million years after the extinction of dinosaurs, mammals grew 1,000 times larger. Alison Boyer, a postdoctoral student in the Yale Department of Ecology […]

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Renowned painter Katz reflects on career

Yale students and art enthusiasts packed into the Sculpture Building at 36 Edgewood Ave. Monday night to witness a conversation between two art legends. For the most recent installment of the Monday Night Lecture Series hosted by the Yale University School of Art, Robert Storr, the school’s dean, sat down with the iconic American figurative […]

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WATER POLO | Bulldogs return to Water Polo Nationals

Returning to the National Collegiate Club Water Polo Championships for the second year in a row, the Yale Men’s Club Water Polo team topped its ninth place finish from last year’s competition. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”5529″ ] The team arrived at Nationals, held in Cedar City, Utah. this year, with an extra year of experience, and a […]