Large gift enables Yale Bands’ professional development

At the end of last semester, an anonymous donor gave a significant gift to the Yale Bands endowment to encourage undergraduate ensembles to have first-person contact with professional musicians.

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Alums raise $15k for experimental classical-music theater show

It was a Happy New Year for composer Stephen Feigenbaum MUS ’13, director Charlie Polinger ’13 and playwright Matthew George ’11. On New Year’s Eve, the three reached their Kickstarter fundraising goal of $15,000 to push forward an experimental classical-music theater show that will go up this February. The Kickstarter campaign raised $15,773 with 187 […]

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Students aim to develop jazz culture

Late on Saturday night, computer science professor and Saybrook College Master Paul Hudak, New Haven bassist Jeff Fuller and Harvey Xia ’16 came together as jazz musicians.

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Music department embraces global music

With a growing focus on global music, Yale’s Department of Music is continuing its decades-long effort to diversify its curriculum.

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Lang MUS ’83 GRD ’89 wins composing award

On Nov. 6, School of Music professor David Lang MUS ’83 GRD ’89 received the title of “Composer of the Year” from the highly respected classical music publication Musical America.

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Kim MUS ’13 looks to be Cosmo’s hottest bachelor

Only at Yale can a violin student be one of the hottest bachelors in the U.S. Christian Kim MUS ’13 is one of 50 bachelors in the running for Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Bachelor of the Year 2012” contest, a title that would also bring him $10,000. As the first violinist to be nominated for the title, […]

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Recent grads launch website for planning dinner parties

Zokos, a new website launched Monday by Christopher Kieran FES ‘11, Brad Baer ARC ‘11 and Andrew Hapke SOM ‘11, aims to ease the planning of parties and dinners. Zokos uses what Kieran calls “friend-sourcing” to help coordinate dinner parties. On Zokos, hosts can set a minimum or maximum number of guests, send invites via […]

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Doctors re-grow human heart

A Yale doctor’s innovative stem cell procedure may change the field of regenerative medicine. 4-year old Angela Irizarry was born with a single pumping chamber in her heart, a congenital birth defect that causes the heart to overwork itself trying to pump sufficient amounts of blood to the body. Six months ago, Christopher Breuer, associate […]

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Times columnist Kristof features Sudanese Yale freshman

Over 28,000 Yale hopefuls will be getting their admissions decisions on Thursday. But the story of Arkangelo Paul Lorem ’15 — profiled on Thursday by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof — puts college admission in a whole different perspective. Kristof’s column recounts Lorem’s life story, from his childhood in a refugee camp in South […]

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Malloy allots $30 million to supportive housing

An initiative by Gov. Dannel Malloy promises to give Connecticut’s supportive housing landscape a facelift. On Friday, Malloy announced that he has allotted over $30 million of the state’s 2012 budget to constructing and improving supportive housing facilities in Connecticut. The funding will be distributed among six projects in New Haven, Hartford, Bridgeport, New London […]

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Tobacco increases marijuana risks

Teenagers who see marijuana as a relatively low-risk drug may be more at risk for addiction than they realize, a new Yale paper says. Co-occuring cannabis and tobacco use is significantly more likely to cause cannabis abuse and dependence than only cannabis use, according to a paper by Yale researchers accepted by the peer-reviewed journal […]

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Chamber musicians seek to engage today’s audiences

The Eli String Quartet, silent in shades of grey, walked onto the stage of Morse Recital Hall. But instead of sitting to play Béla Bartók’s “String Quartet No. 3,” second violinist Shawn Moore ’13 lifted a microphone to speak. A Monday night concert titled “Vista: A Fresh Look at Chamber Music,” showcased four out of […]

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