Filmmaker Dennis Tupicoff discussed trends and financial challenges in the contemporary film world.

Independent animator discusses career

March 20, 2012
At a Pierson College Master’s Tea on Monday, filmmaker Dennis Tupicoff said his first project took little more than a book and some “craziness.” In front of an audience of about 15, Tupicoff discussed the trend toward realism in animation and the financial constraints of independent filmmaking. Co-hosted by Pierson College and the Film Studies »
Yale Collegium Musicum, a graduate and undergraduate student music ensemble, performed Elizabethan music at the Beinecke.

Performance explores Bard’s ties to music

February 23, 2012
On Wednesday afternoon, visitors to the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript library got a taste of William Shakespeare’s writing playlist. Under the direction of music professors Grant Herreid and Robert Mealy, the Yale Collegium Musicum performed a repertoire of musical pieces that influenced the Bard’s plays at the library. Dedicated to exploring music from before »

Opera singer Rosen MUS ’12 to take Met stage

February 8, 2012
The Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions Program is one of the most prestigious competitions for aspiring young opera singers. The contest holds auditions in 14 regions across the United States and Canada, attracting the most talented emerging singers in the field. This year, Annie Rosen ’08 MUS ’12 won first place in the New England »

Chipperfield talks architectural balance

November 4, 2011
Architect Sir David Chipperfield discussed the challenge of juggling modern architecture, historical buildings and public opinion in a talk at the Yale School of Architecture Thursday night. Chipperfield, a renowned British architect and Norman R. Foster visiting professor, spoke in detail about the difficulties he has encountered in trying to reconcile his own modern aesthetic »

Artist Ault discusses documentation

October 25, 2011
Julie Ault, co-founder of the artists’ collaborative Group Material, explained her approach to the challenge of documenting artists’ creative processes at the School of Art on Monday night. A New York-based artist, writer and editor, Ault discussed how she constructed a book to tell the story of Group Material, the now-defunct art team she founded »

Former Poet Laureate reads work

October 6, 2011
Former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky discussed everything from city lights to genealogy and television at a poetry reading Wednesday. Pinsky read a selection of his poems, discussed his writing process and fielded questions from an audience of about 60 Yale students and faculty in the Whitney Humanities Center. At the reading, Pinsky said »

Hikers trek for humanity

October 5, 2011
Connecticut hikers braved steep and winding trails to raise money for Habitat for Humanity on Saturday. The hike, organized by the “Sleeping Giant Build” chapter of Habitat for Humanity, took place at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, Conn. From 1-3 p.m., registered individuals, teams and organizations hiked up Tower Trail to raise funds for »

Musician, curator mix music and art

September 29, 2011
The Yale University Art Gallery and the Haven String Quartet presented a novel opportunity for the modern Renaissance man and woman Wednesday afternoon: the chance to peruse an art gallery and attend a music concert at the same time. Attended by a group of about 40 people, Haven String Quartet violist Colin Benn led a »
Aldermanic candidates Vinay Nayak ’14 and Sarah Eidelson ’12 discussed engagement within the New Haven community Tuesday night.

Ward 1 candidates talk policy over apple pie

September 28, 2011
Yale’s two Ward 1 aldermanic candidates discussed their hope for the future of Yale-New Haven relations while engaging in the best tradition of American politics: eating homemade apple pie. On Tuesday night, Branford College Master Elizabeth H. Bradley and her husband, Associate Master John Bradley, hosted a study break that featured candidates Vinay Nayak ’14, »
In his Wednesday lecture on art and the brain, Marvin Chun said that certain parts of the brain, known as “reward regions,” are affected by exposure to art.

Chun talks art, brain

September 22, 2011
Art is not just an experience for the eyes; it also exercises the brain, professor Marvin Chun said at a talk Wednesday. As a part of the Norma Lytton Lecture Series at the Yale Center for British Art, Chun, who is a professor of psychology, cognitive science, and neurobiology, presented a lecture about visual arts »