Students in the “Javanese Gamelan” class participate in the extracurricular “Javanese Gamelan Suprabanggo,” a traditional Indonesian music ensemble.

Music department embraces global music

November 28, 2012
With a growing focus on global music, Yale’s Department of Music is continuing its decades-long effort to diversify its curriculum.
The work of David Lang MUS ’83 GRD ’89 has been described as post-minimalist.

Lang MUS ’83 GRD ’89 wins composing award

November 14, 2012
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.

Doctors re-grow human heart

April 3, 2012
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 »

Malloy allots $30 million to supportive housing

March 28, 2012
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 »

Tobacco increases marijuana risks

March 20, 2012
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 »
Student musicians perform classical chamber music.

Chamber musicians seek to engage today’s audiences

February 29, 2012
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 »
Ecology and evolutionary biology professor Stephen Stearns has revamped his lecture course “Principles of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior” to use its video lectures available online through Open Yale Courses.

Online lectures enter the classroom

February 16, 2012
Open Yale Courses has made professors’ lectures available to Internet users around the world, but it is also changing how those professors teach on campus. The website, which now features videos and transcripts for 35 Yale courses, launched in 2007 in an effort to broaden access to a Yale education. But in some cases, the »

Love Week speaker champions marriage

February 8, 2012
W. Brad Wilcox, director of the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project, offered students tips on Tuesday for finding successful marriages, which he said are vital to achieving personal happiness. In a True Love Week event in Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Wilcox told a group of about 15 students Tuesday that marriage is often a more potent »

Education needs leaders, TFA founder says

January 18, 2012
Teach for America founder and CEO Wendy Kopp spoke Tuesday about how college graduates interested in teaching can help address nationwide education inequality. Kopp, who developed the idea for TFA as an undergraduate at Princeton University, argued that the education system needs a growing body of talented leaders to effect reform. The education sector needs »