A new exhibit highlights the contributions of Richard Kelly to the field of architectural lighting design.
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School of Architecture lights up with first-ever lighting exhibit

September 14, 2010 • 0
Don’t turn off the lights: Yale’s first-ever exhibition on architectural lighting is on display at the School of Architecture. “The Structure of Light: Richard Kelly and the Illumination of Modern Architecture” celebrates the pioneering contributions of Richard Kelly to the field of lighting design by examining the discipline from its incandescent beginnings in the 1920s »
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Marble revolution at the beinecke

October 30, 2009 • 1
Feeling riotous? Bladderball on Elm Street is for amateurs — real actions of civil disobedience are on display between the translucent walls of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The title of the current exhibition, “The Postwar Avant-Garde & the Culture of Protest, 1945 to 1968 and Beyond,” may suggest a dense history lecture »
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On the ground: At Fling, moshing and merriment

April 30, 2009 • 16
As Linda Chang ’12 defended her front-row spot at Tuesday’s Spring Fling, casual eye contact with rapper Wale’s guitarist, Drew White, ended with the artist sending a security guard to get Chang’s phone number. “We hung out for a bit and so now I have Drew’s number, and a photo with him,” Chang said. “I »
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Digital library featuring Yale items debuts

April 22, 2009 • 0
A new online library that digitizes selected holdings from more than 30 institutions around the world, including the Yale University library, officially launched Tuesday in a Paris ceremony. The World Digital Library assembles a collection of materials — including manuscripts, maps and rare books, among others — into an online database and makes them available »
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Harvard freezes top salaries

February 19, 2009 • 0
Harvard University will slow major capital expansion projects, freeze top administrators’ salaries and raise the cost of tuition in response to massive losses in the university’s endowment, Harvard President Drew Faust announced in a letter to all students and faculty members on Wednesday. “We are living through much more than a bump in the road,” »
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Des Forges GRD ’72, Rwanda expert, dies in plane crash

February 16, 2009 • 0
Alison Des Forges GRD ’72, one of the world’s leading experts on the human rights violations in Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, was among the passengers killed in the commuter plane crash outside Buffalo, N.Y., late Thursday. She was 66 and lived in Buffalo. Her death was confirmed by Human Rights Watch, »
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Des Forges GRD ’72, human rights expert, killed in plane crash

February 13, 2009 • 4
Alison Des Forges GRD ’72, one of the world’s leading experts on the human rights violations in Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, was among the passengers killed in the commuter plane crash outside Buffalo, N.Y., late Thursday. She was 66 and lived in Buffalo. Her death was confirmed by Human Rights Watch, »
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Statistics major will premiere in fall

February 6, 2009 • 1
The University Faculty of Arts & Sciences voted unanimously Thursday to approve an undergraduate statistics major that will debut next fall. The new major — the fourth Yale has created since 1999 — expands what has hitherto been a concentration in the Applied Mathematics major into its own track, professors who will teach within the »
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Buzz Bissinger inspires, surprises

January 30, 2009 • 3
“Friday Night Lights” is not just a book about sports, author and sportswriter Buzz Bissinger said. “It’s about the sociological impact that sports can make in America,” he explained. Bissinger shared stories from his professional career with an audience of 40 students, many of them athletes, at the hour-and-a-half-long Master’s Tea in Morse College. The »
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Whitney film festival explores events of 1936

October 21, 2008 • 0
The audience at Whitney Humanities Center was among the first to see shorts that were long considered lost from the annals of avant-garde European filmmaking. From Thursday to Saturday, the Council of European Studies presented its fifth annual film festival and conference, entitled “1936: Film Fronts,” a compilation of motion pictures from the pre-World War »
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Potter prof. lectures muggles

September 25, 2008 • 0
Sporting a whimsical bowtie and mustache, John Granger — known as “The Hogwarts Professor” for his Harry Potter scholarship — lectured on sorcery and symbolism to a group of transfixed muggles at a Saybrook College Master’s Tea on Wednesday. People enjoy reading about magic, but there is much more to J.K. Rowling’s world than wands »