Drama prof wins nation’s highest award in the arts

March 24, 2003
This month, Ming Cho Lee, who has been teaching set design to students at the Yale School of Drama for more than 30 years, received national recognition for his extraordinary contributions to the arts. On March 5, President George W. Bush announced Lee, co-chair of the Design Department at the Yale School of Drama and »

Expanded ‘Giant Steps’ brings art ed to hospital

March 7, 2003
Some of the works of Edgar Degas are on display in the Yale University Art Gallery until May, but a new addition to the gallery’s art therapy program is bringing slides of the exhibit to some people unable to see the works firsthand. For four years, the “Giant Steps” program at the Yale University Art »

Worldwide ‘Lysistrata’ readings protest war

March 4, 2003
In at least three different locations in the Elm City alone, New Haven residents and Yale students joined the world in a theatrical protest for peace in Iraq. In 59 countries, there were over 1,000 readings of Aristophanes’ anti-war play Lysistrata, and participants ranged from people who had never acted before to high-profile celebrities such »

Stern reappointed as dean of Arch. school

February 28, 2003
Robert A.M. Stern ARC ’65 was appointed to a second five-year term as Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, University President Richard Levin announced this week. Stern’s colleagues praised the reappointment, citing the many improvements Stern has brought to the school. “Bob — as we all call him — has brought a lot of »

‘Matter’ exhibit explores architectural process

February 27, 2003
A new exhibit from Billie Tsien ’71 and Tod Williams at the Yale School of Architecture aims to show the process of architecture — as well as the products. “Matter: The Work of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien,” is the latest exhibit at the school in an ongoing series on visionary contemporary architecture. “The exhibit »

Students find solace in music for crash victims

February 19, 2003
The somber sounds of oboes, violins and cellos played at the Yale University Art Gallery Tuesday afternoon, giving listeners a chance for reflection and meditation on the recent tragedy that claimed four Yale students. “Solace in Art: An Afternoon of Reflection,” was designed to offer listeners an artistic way to cope with the Jan. 17 »

IKEA site plan still under criticism

February 18, 2003
When Marcel Breuer designed the Armstrong-Pirelli Building more than 30 years ago, he probably did not expect to see a blue and yellow IKEA billboard hanging from the facade of his work. However, if IKEA goes ahead as planned, this will be the case in 2004. Despite local controversy, plans for an IKEA in New »

Birdsong indicates brain plasticity

February 14, 2003
Long-standing beliefs about the ability of the brain to generate new cells have recently been challenged by research into birdsong. Wednesday night, as part of the yearlong “Music and the Brain” series, Fernando Nottebohm of The Rockefeller University in New York City gave a lecture titled “For Whom the Bird Sings.” The lecture dealt directly »

Group gives local boys chance to dance

February 6, 2003
Creating an interest in dance in middle school aged boys might seem like a daunting task, but a collaboration between the Shubert Theater and the Pilobolus Dance Theatre has brought an athletic dance program to thousands of children since its inception. The program started seven years ago when the dance theater began working with young »

Beinecke exhibit looks at law in kids’ books

February 4, 2003
Children have often read comic books without the approval of their parents, but a new exhibit shows how these and other children’s books have taught young people about law during the past four centuries. “Juvenile Jurisprudence: Law in Children’s Literature” is now on display at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The exhibit features »

After bankruptcy, Sprague renovations back on track

January 31, 2003
Come the start of next semester, the familiar sight of chain-link fences and concrete barriers around Sprague Hall may be a distant memory. The renovation of Sprague Hall, originally slated to have been finished at the end of 2002, should be finished for the start of the next academic year. Facilities Project Director Arch Currie »

Chapel St. art display focuses on use of light

January 28, 2003
While walking down Chapel Street, some people mistake Joy Wulke’s ARC ’74 art display for the opening of a new nightclub. With the assistance of University Properties and the New Haven City Plan Department, Wulke and other members of a local artistic group have been making use of a vacant building to put up a »