Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, center, drew crowds to the Yale University Art Gallery on Wednesday.
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Popular musicians draw crowds to YUAG

March 22, 2012 • 0
Before a packed lecture hall on Wednesday evening, musicians David Byrne and James Murphy expounded upon creative impulse, new music technologies, turnstile arpeggios and Japanese flash mobs. Byrne and Murphy ­— former frontmen of the widely popular bands Talking Heads and LCD soundsystem, respectively — drew a crowd of New Haven residents, students and professors »
Filmmaker Jim Hubbard spoke about his new documentary, “United in Anger,” at the Loria Center on Monday.
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AIDS activist speaks about documentary film

February 29, 2012 • 876
Jim Hubbard, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based experimental and documentary filmmaker and co-founder of MIX, the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival, screened his new film “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP” on Monday night at the Loria Center. Hubbard spoke to the News about the motivations behind “United in Anger,” a feature-length »
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YCBA chronicles British history

February 3, 2012 • 0
In keeping with a tradition of chronicling Britain’s material past, the Yale Center for British Art opened a new exhibit called “Making History: Antiquaries in Britain” on Thursday. The exhibit features 100 works borrowed from the archives of the Society of Antiquaries of London, an academic institution founded in 1707 dedicated to the preservation of »
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Student curators take over Green galleries

January 25, 2012 • 0
Strapped on cash but temporarily rich in vacant space, administrators at the Yale School of Art invited students to play curator in the school’s unused galleries. [showcase id="159"] On Jan. 18, a student-curated exhibit opened at the School of Art’s Green Gallery, featuring works selected by three MFA students at the school. In a time »
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Weight troubles athletes

October 19, 2006 • 1
Eating disorders present a significant challenge for many people in today’s society, but for athletes, the problem of maintaining a healthy attitude about weight can be especially acute. Fit and thin have long been synonymous in the field of competitive sports, where the idea of an athlete carefully monitoring his weight remains a largely unchallenged »
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Med residents train at PPC

September 20, 2006 • 0
When Susan Richman, a professor at the Yale School of Medicine, was an obstetrics and gynecology resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital 23 years ago, she was frustrated by the scarcity of exposure to abortion training at the hospital. “We did some abortions,” she said. “But those of us who wanted more training always had to »
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Univ. begins joint degree program

November 29, 2005 • 0
Yale will offer a joint M.B.A. and Ph.D. degree beginning next year, University officials announced this month. The program, which is being sponsored by the Graduate School and the School of Management, will allow students to obtain both degrees in seven years. It normally takes students two years to earn an M.B.A. and six years »
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Divinity School prof elected vice president of religion academy

November 28, 2005 • 0
Yale Divinity School professor Emilie Townes has been elected vice president of the American Academy of Religion, the world’s largest association of religion scholars, AAR officials announced last Friday. “She is widely respected in her field,” Divinity School Dean Harold Attridge said. “We are absolutely delighted to have her as a new member of the »
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Profs say there is no consensus on Alito

November 16, 2005 • 0
While Yale Law School may have a predominantly liberal image, several faculty members said there is no consensus in the school regarding Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel A. Alito’s confirmation bid, despite a recent New York Times article that reported a coordinated effort at the Law School to defeat the conservative nominee. Law professor Robert »
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Law alum may serve on court

November 1, 2005 • 0
President George W. Bush ’68 nominated U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Samuel Alito LAW ’75 to the nation’s highest court Monday, replacing former nominee Harriet Miers with a candidate that some politicians are calling more experienced and conservative. Republicans have begun to rally behind Alito, but some liberal groups and lawmakers have branded him as »
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Law profs ask High Court to review tribunals

October 27, 2005 • 0
A group of Yale Law School professors sent a letter to Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday demanding judicial review of a recent case which upheld the legality of military tribunals. The letter, which was signed by 450 law professors nationwide, asks the Supreme Court to reconsider Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, in which the Washington, »
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Economists address hedge fund limits

October 26, 2005 • 1
Yale’s endowment, which topped $15 billion this year, may see one of its most significant sources of investment returns wane if the market follows predicted trends. Leading Yale economists and investment officials recently echoed national concerns that hedge funds — which, as a part of the absolute return asset class, make up approximately a quarter »