Library to make additional cuts

December 3, 2009
The University Library will soon begin cutting back on some of its resources in the face of a third round of University budget cuts. In a statement Tuesday, the Library announced it will reduce duplication of materials and cut journal and database subscriptions, as well as purchases of books and other print materials, by 5 »

Briefly: Yale e-mails are back online

November 30, 2009
Delivery of messages to e-mail addresses at many external Internet service providers has resumed as usual after encountering delays and blockages for several days last week, Information Technology Services announced Tuesday. The problems arose from the exploitation of compromised NetIDs and accounts at other universities sending high volumes of spam to addresses at service providers »

Yale celebrates centennial of Babylonian Collection

November 16, 2009
Everybody’s working for the weekend — or at least Yale’s Assyrilogists. The Yale Babylonian Collection celebrated its centennial Saturday at a conference attended by 60 members of the local community, with events including tours of the collection’s highlights and a Saybrook College Orchestra concert of Mesopotamian-influenced classical music. Founded by Yale professor Albert Tobias Clay »

Slight rise in use of personal librarians

November 11, 2009
Navigating Yale libraries’ nearly 13 million volumes and 22 library facilities can prove daunting, but freshmen and sophomores have a resource — their very own personal librarian. Though use of the University Library’s Personal Librarian Program, which was implemented in 2008, has increased 5 to 10 percent compared to this time last year, the program »

A ride on the bookmobile

November 3, 2009
At 2:30 a.m., around the time many Yalies finally tuck themselves into bed, Lenny Gaudino’s day is only beginning. On any given weekday, Gaudino is awake in the wee hours of the morning to start his daily routine with some light jogging. His job doesn’t require him to wake up early, but he picked up »

Libraries offer online help

October 26, 2009
Web 2.0 is alive and well among the libraries of Yale — if students know where to find it. Over the last decade, the Yale University Library has introduced new tools to keep up with the pace of technology, including Ask!live, cyber reference service, and profiles on the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter. But »

TV writer builds on failures

April 7, 2009
“Arrested Development” may have been only a cult favorite while it was on the air, but fans of the show, which followed a dysfunctional, riches-to-rags family, filled the room at a Pierson College Master’s Tea on Monday afternoon. In front of more than 75 audience members, John Levenstein ’81 — writer and co-executive producer of »

Scholar talks da Vinci

March 31, 2009
One Renaissance man discussed the life of another at a Trumbull College Master’s Tea on Monday afternoon. Bülent Atalay — a theoretical physicist, author and artist — explored the work of artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci before a Trumbull master’s house audience of more than 30. Da Vinci’s combination of science and art in »

Huffington and Greenhouse discuss rise of Web journalism

March 26, 2009
New media met old media at a Jonathan Edwards College Master’s Tea on Wednesday afternoon. In front of an audience of 40, political news Web site founder Arianna Huffington and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Linda Greenhouse LAW ’78 agreed that while traditional forms of journalism may be faltering, nontraditional outlets like the Internet hold great potential »

Pulitzer winner embraces tradition

March 25, 2009
Modern attitudes toward the Western intellectual tradition should be reevaluated, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson argued in a lecture Tuesday. In the first talk of the four-part 2009 Dwight H. Terry lecture series, Robinson dismissed the notion that humans have reached a stage where they have fully unraveled the mysteries of the human condition, an »

Suburbia seduces in Art & Architecture

March 3, 2009
For two months this year, the modern concrete edifice on the corner of York and Chapel streets will play host to an unusual sight: white picket fences. The second of the four major annual exhibitions at the gallery in Paul Rudolph Hall, “Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes” will explore the culture of American suburbia through »

Astronomer gives glimpse at Mars rovers

February 20, 2009
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The mysteries of Mars are slowly unraveling — one rover at a time. At a talk Thursday evening held at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Steven Squyres, professor of astronomy at Cornell University and the principal investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover »