Symposium explores urban centers and religion

January 18, 2011 • 0
On Jan. 21 and 22, the Yale School of Architecture will co-host its first Symposium of 2011, titled “Middle Ground/Middle East: Religious Sites in Urban Context.” The event, also sponsored by the divinity school, the Institute for Sacred Music and the Yale Center for Middle East Studies, will explore the effects of religious centers on »

Gant returns to New Haven

October 11, 2010 • 4
Look out J. Press and J. Crew. New Haven’s Broadway shopping district will soon have a new place to find blazers, oxford shirts and argyle sweaters. Gant, a Swiss-owned international clothing brand that sells such attire, plans to open a new store at 268 York St., right next door to J. Press, said Ari Hoffman, »

Gant returns to New Haven

October 8, 2010 • 0
This November, American heritage clothing brand Gant will open a new store at the corner of York and Elm streets, almost 60 years after it opened its first store in New Haven. “We have recently rekindled an exciting relationship with our birth city of New Haven and look forward to serving as a community resource »

Forestry professor warns of chemicals in food

January 28, 2010 • 0
People in today’s world are surrounded by more chemicals than they realize, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies professor John Wargo GRD ’84 said in a lecture Wednesday: The government approves more than 2,000 synthetic chemicals each year, many of which end up in the food supply. In a talk at Kroon Hall, Wargo discussed »

YUAG features signs as art

January 26, 2010 • 0
Jane Doggett ART ’56 translates the universal language of signage into the universal language of art. An installation of Doggett’s work — a unique blend of geometric graphic design, her informational signage and ancient proverbs she has compiled — opens today at the Yale University Art Gallery. The show reinterprets traditional aphorisms through modern graphic »

Symposium looks at postmodernism

November 17, 2009 • 1
Chicken McNuggets and Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain” urinal have one thing in common: postmodernism. The Yale School of Architecture, in association with the Yale University Art Gallery, organized a symposium last Thursday and Friday titled “Constructed Objects: Architects as Designers in the 20th century.” The event focused on the commoditization of architecture, the role of architects »

Interdisciplinary design options are scarce

November 9, 2009 • 5
For Yalies interested in designing tomorrow’s stackable electronic cars and humanoid robots, there is currently no interdisciplinary design program at Yale. Though the art major has a graphic design concentration, it involves print and online media but does not have a 3-D component. There is a track for 3-D or product design within the architecture »

Oktoberfest promotes fun for all

October 12, 2009 • 1
As children sprinted between an inflatable bounce house and a petting zoo, their parents sipped German beers and chatted with neighbors and friends at New Haven’s East Rock Park on Saturday afternoon. It was the second annual Oktoberfest, an event that drew more than 100 locals to the park. Hosted by the group Friends of »

Yale ups its green grade

October 9, 2009 • 1
After three straight years of receiving a B+, Yale improved its mark for its sustainability efforts. In a report released Wednesday, the Sustainable Endowments Institute awarded the University an A- in its 2010 College Sustainability Report Card. The survey tracks the colleges and universities with the 300 largest endowments in the United States and Canada. »