Classical Indian musicians perform, reflect

October 19, 2011 • 0
On Tuesday night, North Indian classical musicians Rabindra Goswami and Ramchandra “Ramu” Pandit performed at Battell Chapel in the third stop on their latest tour of the United States. Sitar player Goswami and percussionist Ramu, who plays the tabla, have performed as an award-winning duo for 36 years worldwide. Ramu worked for 30 years as »

Major construction projects double as classroom tools

October 19, 2011 • 1
Every Thursday, Peter Eisenman assumes his role as a professor at the School of Architecture. But Friday through Wednesday, he works at his New York-based firm designing large-scale international architecture projects. As head of the globally-renowned Eisenman Architects, Eisenman has been developing a master plan for the waterfront of Pozzuoli, Italy since 2009. From Oct. »

Architecture midterms draw outside critics

October 14, 2011 • 14
For students in the School of Architecture, “midterms” are a little different. On Thursday, architecture students presented the development of their semester-long group projects before panels of architects from around the world. In groups of two or three, the third–year professional and postprofessional students have been working on themed projects. These motifs are more international »

Barney photographs the hoity toity, not the hoi polloi

September 27, 2011 • 0
Many artists are reluctant to portray the American class system — but not Tina Barney. Barney, a contemporary photographer who is well known for her large-scale portraits of the American upper crust, spoke yesterday evening at the School of Art’s Monday Night Lecture Series. Barney addressed an audience of about 70 as she presented a »
Justin Spring discussed pornographer Samuel Steward’s life story Monday.

Spring talks sexual renegade’s archives

September 20, 2011 • 0
It is hard to imagine a man who is both a devout Catholic and an orgy participant. But one such man is Samuel Steward ­— an English professor, novelist, pornographer and sexual record-keeper. Steward, whose papers had previously been lost to the world since his death in 1993, has been brought to the forefront of »
The first half of Beinecke’s “How will a book …” exhibition explores the process by which a book is created; the second half of the exhibit uses half-completed books to illustrate the means by which a book is completed.

Beinecke opens the book on bookmaking

September 5, 2011 • 0
“I have a spine but no bones. I have leaves, but I’m not a tree. I have lots to say, but never speak. Can you answer this riddle?” “A book,” responds the pamphlet at the current exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, titled “How will a book ….” Assembled by Beinecke Curator »

YCC | Caroline Smith ’14, secretary

April 11, 2011 • 0
For Caroline Smith ’14, the most important task for the 2011-’12 Yale College Council Secretary is to make the council’s information more accessible to busy Yale students. Smith, who acted as the Freshman Class Council Chair last semester, said that she has gained valuable leadership experience from serving as her high school’s cross-country and track »

Pittman explains making art ‘sexy’

April 5, 2011 • 1
Lari Pittman is a painter, but don’t think about asking him what he intends to paint. A UCLA professor of painting and drawing, Pittman, who has shown his work internationally and is featured in the permanent collections of modern art museums around the world, delivered a lecture to an audience of about 50 undergraduates and »
Michigan State University professor Melinda Smale spoke about genetically modified crops in developing countries on Thursday.

Smale debates GM technology

March 24, 2011 • 0
Can technology help solve world hunger? This was the central quesiton posed at a talk sponsored by Yale’s Institute for Social and Policy Studies on Thursday, in which Michigan State University professor of international development of agricultural, food and resource economics Melinda Smale spoke about implementing genetic modification agriculture technologies in developing countries to help »
Beinecke library recently purchased several printed artworks from the Flying Object Center.

Beinecke acquires printed art

March 4, 2011 • 0
Is it a bird? It is a plane? No, it’s “Flying Object.” The Flying Object Center for Independent Publishing, Art, and the Book, a collective of around 10 artists near Amherst, Mass., is the source of a recent acquisition by Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The sale included small printed artworks — pull-out »
“James Prosek: Suriname” opened at the Whitney Humanities Center on Monday; it will be up until June 24.

Exhibit explores Suriname and art of naming nature

March 1, 2011 • 0
A new exhibition in the Gallery at the Whitney Humanities Center shows the interdisciplinary qualities of nature, reflecting how philosophy and art coexist with science, explained Richard Prum, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. “James Prosek: Suriname,” which opened at the Center yesterday, features watercolors and specimens prepared by James Prosek ’97, who traveled »
A new exhibition, “Happiness Around the World,” showcases the power of happiness. The exhibit is sponsored by the International Students Organization and “HappyHap @ Yale.”

Global happiness comes to campus

February 15, 2011 • 0
A new photo exhibition at the Davenport Art Gallery displays the impact a smile can have around the world. Sponsored by the International Student Organization and “HappyHap @ Yale,” a student group focused on spreading cheer, “Happiness Around the World” is a new exhibition of student photography, which opened last week. “One of the exhibition’s »