Professor Emmanuel Petit ’61 said architecture should be “ridiculous” to illuminate the serious issues behind it.

Petit talks Tigerman, architecture

September 2, 2011
The hermaphroditic genital- and hot dog-inspired buildings of Stanley Tigerman ’61 are breaking the corporate mold, School of Architecture associate professor Emmanuel Petit ’61 said at a lecture. Architecture students and faculty packed Hastings Hall Thursday night to hear Petit, who is a friend of Tigerman, critique Tigerman’s artistic philosophy and unique architectural style. The »

Visiting artist Pettibon analyzes his own art

April 19, 2011
The self-proclaimed “unofficial artist of punk rock” Raymond Pettibon blended graphic political satire with innocent idealism in his talk on Monday night. The discussion, which was sponsored by the Monday night lecture series at the School of Art, dealt with the political, religious and deeply personal inspiration behind Pettibon’s paintings and was attended by an »

YCC | Obaid Syed ’14, secretary

April 11, 2011
Obaid Syed ’14 said that he is running for Yale College Council secretary so that instead of napping or watching TV, students will use their free time to try something new — like salsa classes. Syed said he has two main goals on his platform for YCC secretary: mental health and dining hall reforms, he »
Researchers applied a special combination of metals to the cell.

Yale scientists develop new fuel cell

April 6, 2011
Yale engineers are using nanotechnology to reinvent the battery. Chemical and electrical engineering assistant professor Andre Taylor and associate professor of mechanical engineering Jan Schroers are working together to use their respective fields in the application of nanowires to the catalyst system of batteries. Their research, which will be published in the April issue of »

Manhattan DA Vance ’77 talks justice

March 31, 2011
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. ’77 talked leadership, law and public service to an audience ranging from pre-frosh to Yale College Dean Mary Miller Wednesday at Linsly-Chittenden Hall. Only the fifth person to serve as Manhattan’s district attorney since 1938 when he was elected two years ago, Vance emphasized the importance of fairness in »

Black Men’s Union honors women

March 28, 2011
The Black Men’s Union honored a professor of Africana Studies and a managing director from the financial firm Morgan Stanley at its fourth annual Tribute to Black Women ceremony Friday. The Union chose Carla Harris of Morgan Stanley to receive its Woman of the Year award, and gave its Distinguished Alumna award to Tricia Rose »

Profs send flames, experiment into space

February 23, 2011
When NASA’s space shuttle Discovery is launched this Thursday after a three-month delay, it will send the work of Yale applied physics professors Marshall Long and Mitchell Smooke soaring to new heights. Long and Smooke are endeavoring to improve safety in space stations as well as discover more efficient fuel combustion methods on Earth through »
On Friday, Dunham Laboratory hosted a conference on the nexus between energy technology and policy.

Energy symposium draws students, congressmen

February 21, 2011
Congressmen, writers, academics, businessmen and students all had a voice in the Yale Climate and Energy Congress’ Second Annual Spring Symposium Friday. The day-long conference in Dunham Laboratory, attended by about 75 students, faculty and research fellows, brought speakers from various fields to discuss “the Interface of Energy Technology and Policy.” Moderated by science writer »

Building the next generation of supercomputers

February 16, 2011
New developments in super-powerful quantum computing and information processing at Yale are creating the foundations for the next technological renaissance. Applied physics professors Michel Devoret and Robert Shoelkopf are working with a team of researchers to enhance the life span of quantum bits, revolutionary aluminum chips that will make computing much faster, they said. The »

FENCING | Fencers compete at NYU Invitational

January 26, 2011
Yale fencing teams competed in the New York University Invitational tournament last Saturday with mixed results. While the men’s team replicated its overall record from last year with a 3–2 win, the women’s team did not fare so well with an overall score of 1–4. The men’s team participated in five matches and defeated Stevens »

Diplomat on China’s early days

December 3, 2010
To explain China’s path to becoming an economic and military force, American diplomat Nicholas Platt relied on an unlikely source — his home movies. Platt’s Thursday talk in the Hall of Graduate Studies was billed as a discussion of grand strategy between the United States and China. Though Platt did address grand strategy, he spoke »

Margolin, playwright, talks “Imagining Madoff”

November 30, 2010
The dust of the Bernie Madoff financial collapse may have finally settled, but a new scandal about the scandal has been brewing since last spring. Award-winning playwright and Yale Theater Studies professor Deborah Margolin and First Amendment attorney Victor Kovner ’58 discussed the legal controversy surrounding Margolin’s recent play based on the 2008 Madoff scandal, »