FAXON: A new generation of activists for divestment

February 5, 2013 • 0
Seeing a group of undergrads take on both the fossil fuel industry and our responsibility for climate change, I was inspired and re-energized.

Faxon: When baring flesh, it’s all about context

April 27, 2011 • 3
On Easter Sunday, I opened my inbox to two emails announcing events for the following evening: one was Take Back the Night, an annual event to show support for victims of sexual violence; the other was an invitation to the annual senior event “Exotic Erotic.” Tagline: “Less is more.” When it comes to issues of »

Q&A: Tim Crouch discusses his professional development

October 28, 2008 • 0
Tim Crouch is well known for breaking with convention. Since the opening of his first play, My Arm, in 2003, the British playwright and actor has received international acclaim for his works. Now, Crouch comes to the Yale Center for British Art with his show England, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year. »

YCBA explores performance art in gallery exhibition

October 28, 2008 • 0
The Yale Center for British Art will integrate performance art into its galleries this week with the a new work by the British playwright Tim Crouch. England, the first show in the World Performance Project fall season, explores themes of art, medicine and wealth in an unconventional two-man show, the first half of which invites »

Climate policy a factor in candidate choice

October 22, 2008 • 1
Between the widening hole in the ozone layer and the looming presidential election, it is no secret that things in America are heating up. What is surprising to many is just how closely global warming and the events of Nov. 4 are related. New data published Monday by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities »

City forms council to combat teen pregnancy

March 5, 2008 • 0
Teen pregnancy is on the decline in New Haven and nationwide, but with 275 teen births in the city in 2006 and no universal comprehensive health education program in public schools, the city is looking to push that number even lower through new education initiatives. Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced Monday the formation of the »

BAC glimpses at ‘A New World’

March 4, 2008 • 1
One of the early maps of North America in Yale’s collection contains a mistake surprising to modern viewers: a mysterious “South Sea” connecting the western foothills of the Appalachian Mountains with the British trading meccas of China and India. While obviously inaccurate, the image reflects the excitement, exaggeration and endless possibility typical of European artists »

From Luda to legislation, Morehead strikes balance

February 27, 2008 • 0
Ward 22 Alderman Greg Morehead’s alarm went off at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, only hours after he had arrived home from New York City. After waking his children and dropping them off at school, he was on the road again, headed for another long day of work. But Morehead is not the typical commuting dad. For »

SOM pilots program for int’l exchange

February 21, 2008 • 0
Next fall, the School of Management will give second-year MBA students the chance to spend a semester at a prestigious business or economic school abroad and will host students from those schools as part of a new exchange program, the school announced last week. The exchange — along with a revised curriculum introduced during the »

Text-messaging system allows questions, feedback in class

February 20, 2008 • 1
Most professors consider text messaging in class range from rude to downright intolerable, but in physics professor Oliver Baker’s class last semester it was not only acceptable, but encouraged. Students enrolled in Physics 150 this past fall had the option of using zuku, a new technology that allows students to ask and answer questions in »

Schwartz GRD ’74 aims to debunk sexual myths

February 12, 2008 • 0
Porn stars, sex-toy connoisseurs and condom manufacturers are among the characters descending on the Elm City for an unorthodox Valentine’s Day celebration. Following Sex Week at Yale’s kick-off comedy show on Sunday, students delved deeper into the eight-day series of events Monday afternoon when Pepper Schwartz GRD ’74 mixed comedy and counseling to address common »

Prof Perspectives: A ‘Who’s Who’ of Yale’s health community

February 1, 2008 • 0
Taking Research to the Community Jeannette Ickovics has been studying, teaching and researching at the Yale School of Public Health since 1989. Now she feels it is time to give back to the New Haven community. Last May, Ickovics became the director of Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE), a new organization founded by »