Taking wikis to a whole new level

On the School of Art website Monday, a pyramid, a cube and a sphere twirled around and around, changing colors from red to blue to green and purple. On Sunday, the site’s home page wished Mylinh Nguyen ART ’11 a happy birthday with bold text on a cheery yellow background. The School of Art website […]

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Students get mad for their meat

Take back the dining halls! Josh Feldman ’11 created the Facebook group “Yale students against Meatless Monday” on Monday evening in response to Yale Dining’s decision to make Monday’s residential college dining hall menus “meatless” in anticipation of Earth Day on Thursday. The group’s description accuses Yale Dining of being out of touch with the […]

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Pierson master and dean get down with Lady Gaga

Je veux ton amour et je veux ta revanche. Pierson College Master Harvey Goldblatt and Dean Amerigo Fabbri performed Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” as part of Yale Precision Marching Band annual scavenger hunt, in which band members scour campus for unusual artifacts, reenact musicals and “earn the love of seniors.” Other items on the scavenger […]

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Environmental Film Festival begins

Nicaraguan field workers who become sterile due to pesticides, a conservationist who was murdered while trying to save Lake Naivasha in Kenya and New Haven teenagers working on urban farms will all make an appearance at the Whitney Humanities Center this week — in 35 mm. The second annual Environmental Film Festival at Yale, which […]

Culture

Bloomberg editor touts preventive health care

Health care needs to change from a reactive, treatment-based system to one designed to prevent diseases, Bloomberg News Managing Editor Michael Waldholz said Wednesday at a Pierson College Master’s Tea. Waldholz, the managing editor for global health, science and environment, spoke to an audience of approximately 25 about how polarized politics in the United States […]

University

Artist finds inspiration in the mail

When was the last time you noticed the inside of an envelope? American artist, bookmaker and writer Erica Van Horn manages to make art using just that. “The Book Remembers Everything: The Work of Erica Van Horn,” on display at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s mezzanine level, includes samples of Horn’s prints, book […]

Culture

Pianist plays, pleases

World-renowned pianist Alfred Brendel sang, gestured and rose to his feet passionately — all to imitate the rise and fall of a melody to School of Music students gathered at the Morse Recital Hall Thursday. Brendel, best known for his interpretations of classical-period German works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and Ludwig van Beethoven, […]

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Aldermen back teacher contract

The Board of Aldermen approved the groundbreaking New Haven teachers’ union contract on Thursday, clearing the path for city officials to embark on extensive public school reform plans. With one abstention — Ward 21 Alderwoman Katrina Jones, who is an employee for New Haven Public Schools — the aldermen unanimously voted to approve the contract, […]

City

Yale hosts start-up boot camp

The Yale Office of Cooperative Research and the law firm Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati hosted a “Start-Up Boot Camp” for aspiring life science and technology entrepreneurs Tuesday afternoon at the Hope Memorial Building. Brian Beard and Matthew Langer GRD ’87, partners at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, spoke to an audience of about 50 […]

Sci-Tech

‘Butch Cassidy’ returns after 40 years

At the world premiere of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” 40 years ago, Robert Redford and Paul Newman DRA ’54, dressed in elegant black suits, graced a red carpet — not in Hollywood but in New Haven. The Whitney Humanities Center screened the film last Friday before an audience of more than 200 to […]

Culture

Yale genetic team diagnoses Turkish boy

A team of Yale researchers have used a new DNA sequencing technique to diagnose a rare disease in a Turkish infant. In May, doctors from the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine asked Sterling Professor Richard Lifton, Yale Sequencing Center Director Shrikant Mane and post-doctoral fellow Murim Choi to use whole exome sequencing, which analyzes the genes […]

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Grants fund brain research

The Yale School of Medicine has created a new research center to study the evolution of the human brain, thanks to grants from three federal institutes. The Yale Center for Human Brain Development and Evolution, which was created in late September, is funded by over $26 million from the National Institutes of Health. The center’s […]

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