Yale Rep is focus for new dean at Drama

September 19, 2002
Bursts of multicolored words line the paper-covered walls, contrasting the ordered normality of the rest of the room. A large wooden desk covered with neat stacks of papers faces the door, and a leather sofa crouches against one wall near a large first-floor window. James Bundy DRA ’95, the new dean of the Yale Drama »

School of Architecture exhibit goes 3-D

September 5, 2002
Digital pigs cluster upon floors of an organic agricultural high-rise as a series of images tour computer-generated hallways and interconnecting towers designed to maximize the density of the urban landscape. In the center, a giant, elevated cube creates a statistically generated city that invites visitors into the center of the simulated landscape. The series of »

Artspace launches 2-year campaign

May 1, 2002
Inside Artspace’s new Center for Contemporary Art, the smell of wine and hors d’oeuvres — infused with a hint of fresh paint — floated past walls covered with locally produced art, greeting guests at the center’s gala opening and benefit auction Saturday. The benefit signaled the start of a two-year fund-raising campaign for Artspace, which »

Long Wharf Theatre’s Ross to leave for Baltimore

April 24, 2002
Michael Ross, the managing director of Long Wharf Theatre, will be leaving for a similar position at Baltimore’s Center Stage Theater at the end of June. Ross has served as managing director of Long Wharf since 1997, after serving as program officer and project director for National Arts Stabilization and as general manager of the »

Gallery exhibit features photos of changed West

April 23, 2002
Stark, metallic pictures of bomb disposal sites and nuclear landscapes hang calmly beside eroding silver ore mines and shadowed deserts in the American West, emblematic of what humanity has managed to create — and destroy — in its quest for a new frontier. “Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth, Aerial Photographs,” which will be shown today »

Arts and Ideas works hard on 7th edition

April 19, 2002
Al-Kasaba Theatre members, scheduled to perform “Alive from Palestine: Stories Under Occupation” at New Haven’s seventh annual International Festival of Arts and Ideas this summer, are trapped in Palestine. Just 60 days before the festival begins, festival Director Mary Miller — not to be confused with Saybrook College Master Mary Miller — sat calmly before »

Rego exhibit tackles women’s issues

April 18, 2002
A schoolgirl with a grayish pleated skirt lifted from her thighs stares defiantly from her bucket perch, clutching her stomach in pain from a recent abortion. It is just one of the complex, and sometimes haunting, images displayed in the new Yale Center for British Art exhibit titled “Paula Rego: Celestina’s House,” scheduled to open »

English professor reflects on 30 years of teaching

April 15, 2002
Sunlight filtered through the windows of John Hollander’s fourth-floor office in Linsly-Chittenden Hall, illuminating a large, covered table stacked with books and two walls of bookshelves filled with hundreds of volumes of poetry and prose. Hollander, a poet and Yale English professor whose flowing speech mirrors the lucidity of his writing, is a natural storyteller, »

Architect Gehry a big draw for Tea

April 5, 2002
As a line of students circled around the Lipstick in the Morse College courtyard, a small, dignified man headed toward the entrance to the Morse Master’s House, swinging a wooden cane as he walked. Before entering the Master’s House, he paused long enough to send whispers through the waiting crowd of over 100 onlookers. The »

State approves $80 million for preservation

March 29, 2002
On March 20, Connecticut Gov. John Rowland announced his approval of the $80 million necessary to permanently secure an unprecedented amount of open watershed land for preservation. The allocation of the funding, which the State Bond Commission formally approved Wednesday, finalizes a purchase and sale agreement that officials from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, »

Kaye’s Art Supply to move to Church Street

March 8, 2002
Soon, the burgundy awnings and musty window displays filled with local concert posters and custom frame advertisements that characterized Kaye’s Art Supply for years will disappear from Chapel Street. Due to a mutual agreement between Kaye’s owner Roy Muraskiewicz and Yale’s University Properties, the lease that had allowed Kaye’s to remain in its current location »

Damages to be determined in discrimination suit

February 27, 2002
In the summer of 1999, all Michael Condon wanted was a few more hours among the trees. The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities decided last year that Condon was the victim of age and disability discrimination when Yale Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Walter Debboli Jr. assigned extra hours to younger employees instead of to »