Gallery hosts debate on cultural property

March 30, 2007
New York Times contributor Hugh Eakin appeared Thursday at a Yale Art Gallery debate on cultural property rights. The “Who Owns Culture?” debate, which was co-hosted by the Liberal Party of the Yale Political Union, focused on issues of provenance and repatriation of artifacts. The topic has been discussed heavily of late, in light of »

Journalist calls for truth in war

February 23, 2007
“What is the first casualty of war?” former military reporter Rick Scavetta asked a group of city residents yesterday. Without hesitation, the audience replied with the expected, but unfortunate, answer: “Truth.” Scores of city residents gathered at the New Haven Free Public Library on Thursday evening to hear Scavetta, former chief of media relations for »

Kids can learn through comic relief

February 8, 2007
Creating a teaching program that children see as play and not work is difficult, but a new literacy program aims to tackle this challenge by commandeering a favorite childhood entertainment: comic books. Created by John Baird EPH ’07 and held free of charge at the New Haven Free Public Library, the Create a Comic Project »

Med school courses go online

November 29, 2006
Come this winter, practicing doctors seeking to continue their medical education will be able to take Yale School of Medicine classes from the comfort of their own homes. The Yale School of Medicine announced last week that it will be expanding its Continuing Medical Education program to include online courses, which are slated to begin »

Chile beckons to astro students

October 27, 2006
Undergraduates frustrated at the lack of science-oriented study abroad opportunities will now have the chance to take a six-week course in astronomical observation in South America. Yale announced on Monday that a seven-year-old exchange program with the University of Chile, formerly offered only to graduate astronomy students, will be expanded to allow all undergraduates who »

Connecticut gained jobs in September, data shows

October 20, 2006
Numbers released by the Connecticut Department of Labor on Thursday show the state has gained jobs recently, but Governor M. Jodi Rell and gubernatorial candidate and New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. disagree over how accurately these figures reflect the state economy’s condition. The state’s Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state gained 1,700 »

City program celebrates kids at work

October 13, 2006
City officials and community members involved in Youth At Work gathered Thursday night to celebrate the success of the organization’s efforts to raise $1.1 million and to provide employment to twice as many youth as it had the previous year. Youth at Work is an initiative, run jointly by the city government and local private »