University

UOFC Chair: Erin Fackler ’11

April 10, 2009 • 0
Five days ago, Erin Fackler ’11 sent e-mails to friends and acquaintances requesting the 100 signatures required to be considered a candidate for chair of the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee. The catch: She is currently in China, studying abroad at Peking University. “My time here has been amazing because it has allowed me to realize »
University

More hockey tickets offered to students

March 26, 2009 • 0
Even as they scramble to slash their own budgets, administrators said Wednesday that they have cobbled together an estimated $30,000 to subsidize student tickets to the men’s hockey team’s NCAA Tournament opener on Friday in Bridgeport. The Bulldogs’ game against Vermont at the 8,500-seat Arena at Harbor Yard is now sold out. But as a »
Culture

Shore shares insights on ‘Rings’ trilogy

March 4, 2009 • 3
When director Peter Jackson asked Howard Shore to compose the score for “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, Shore studied J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world before beginning four years of writing music. At a Master’s Tea Tuesday afternoon, Shore shared insights about composing, orchestrating, conducting and producing more than ten hours of music to accompany »
Culture

‘Magic Flute’ sells out

February 17, 2009 • 11
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, more than 4,500 Yalies and New Haven residents flocked to the Shubert Theater for an opera about the triumph of love over greed, darkness and the devious Queen of the Night. This weekend, the Yale Opera and the Yale School of Music presented Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” »
Culture

YCBA celebrates Darwin’s influence

February 12, 2009 • 5
Though Charles Darwin revolutionized scientific thought, his work transcends the world of biology — he has been an inspiration to artists for decades. In celebration of Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,” the Yale Center for British Art and the »
City

Women wear red for heart health

February 9, 2009 • 0
More than 200 women gathered at the New Haven Lawn Club on Saturday over lunches of salad and baked chicken. And if the various pamphlets, posters and information sessions were not enough, then the pound of fat on display certainly turned some heads. Wearing shades ranging from magenta to deep burgundy, 203 women — and »
City

Around New Haven

January 16, 2009 • 0
Mental Health Center rededicated State and University officials on Thursday dedicated the newly-expanded Connecticut Mental Health Center at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. A $13-million new wing of the center was phase one of a two-part project funded by both Yale and the state. The second part of that project will involve a $6-million renovation of existing »
University

Panelists discuss race, justice

January 16, 2009 • 6
In celebration of the life and work of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and in light of the upcoming inauguration, Yale will be holding commemorative events over the course of more than a week surrounding the national holiday. Martin Luther King Jr. day programming kicked off Thursday night with a discussion panel that evaluated the »
University

Merrill Lynch president welcomed back to teach

January 12, 2009 • 0
Gregory Fleming LAW ’88 was appointed a senior research scholar and distinguished visiting fellow of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School on Thursday. Fleming, a recognized expert in global asset management, was the president and chief operating officer at Merrill Lynch prior to the firm’s $24 billion acquisition by »
University

Merrill president joins Law School

January 9, 2009 • 1
Gregory Fleming LAW ’88 was appointed a senior research scholar and distinguished visiting fellow of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School on Thursday. Fleming, a recognized expert in global asset management, was the president and chief operating officer at Merrill Lynch prior to the firm’s $24 billion acquisition by »
University

Author talks philanthropy

December 4, 2008 • 0
It was the moment Matthew Bishop knew he had to write a book: Warren Buffett had just decided, over time, to donate 85 percent of his fortune, most of which would benefit the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “Two of the richest men in the world at the time, Gates and Buffett, decided to give »
City

City group plans to take on homelessness

November 19, 2008 • 0
A “city” of tents and rows of lights are among upcoming additions to the New Haven Green. At the Downtown Wooster Square Management Team meeting Tuesday night, Frederick Morrison, the project manager for the New Haven Plan to End Homelessness, presented an update on the current status of city homelessness. The plan, which started in »