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Experts split over private equity

February 21, 2012 • 0
Pension funds allocating their assets to private equity have reaped little or no rewards on average, according to a Yale study. Martijn Cremers, associate professor of finance at the Yale School of Management, concluded in a recent paper that returns on private equity over the last 10 years were no better than the stock market. »
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Shiller says bond market not a bubble

January 23, 2012 • 0
Robert Shiller currently serves as the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University. In his book, “Irrational Exuberance,” published at the height of the dot-com boom in 2000, he predicted the eventual dot-com crash in 2000. He co-created the Case-Shiller Index with Karl Case, which measures housing market trends and, in the second »
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YCC | Hassan Alkazemi ’13, UOFC chair

April 10, 2011 • 0
After serving on three different student financial councils during his two years at Yale so far, Hassan Alkazemi ’13 is making a bid for to be chair of the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee next year. A current UOFC liaison and Intercultural Affairs Council board member, Alkazemi said he wants to make UOFC “an accessible multifunctional »
Culture

Photographer Divola reflects on subjectivity and meaning in photography

April 5, 2011 • 0
John Divola, a visiting artist in photography, delivered a lecture at Yale School of Art Monday afternoon to an audience of roughly 30 students and faculty. During the talk, he went through a distilled chronology of his work and reflected on various aspects of art that have fascinated artists through the ages. “His art is »
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Sneak previews sneak into Whitney Humanities Center

March 1, 2011 • 0
For those who want to see the newest films before they arrive at the New Haven Criterion, the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium has lately become a frequently visited site. Last week, approximately 300 people including Yale students, faculty and local New Haven residents, turned up at the center to attend the advanced screening of “Adjustment »
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Fallows talks Mandarin, Chinese culture

February 11, 2011 • 0
Writer Deborah Fallows discussed her trials and triumphs learning Mandarin Chinese in China at a Davenport College Master’s Tea Thursday. Fallows and her husband, a writer for The Atlantic, went to Shanghai for three years to research the effects of the Internet on Chinese society. Her experiences during the project evolved into a critically acclaimed »
Culture

Broadway star Schreiber talks Shakespeare, acting

February 1, 2011 • 1
Tony Award-winning actor Liev Schreiber DRA ’92 delivered the 20th annual Maynard Mack Lecture at Yale University Theater on York Street Monday. Presented in the form of a conversation between the actor and Dean of the Yale School of Drama James Bundy, the event drew a crowd of 100 people and included his advice for »
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Morris documentary screened at Whitney Humanities Center

January 18, 2011 • 0
A new documentary on filmmaker Errol Morris puts the director in a place he rarely finds himself: in front of the lens. Thursday night, dozens of students, faculty members and New Haven residents gathered at the Whitney Humanities Center to learn about Errol Morris, the filmmaker behind critically acclaimed documentaries such as “The Thin Blue »
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Hill talks natural disasters, infrastructure

January 11, 2011 • 0
Last night, as a snow storm headed toward the campus, dozens of students and faculty members collected to listen to a talk on floods, natural disasters, and protective architecture. Kristina Hill, the chair of landscape architecture at the University of Virginia, wove together mythical fairy tales and modern technological innovations in a lecture at the »
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American Diplomat Barry Zorthian dies

January 10, 2011 • 4
Barry Zorthian ’41, an American diplomat who was the spokesman for the American government during the Vietnam War, died of a staph infection on Dec. 30 in Washington D.C. He was 90. The Vietnam War was the first war fought by the American government without formal press censorship. Zorthian was tasked with providing an account »
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Campaign supports Lim ’13

December 3, 2010 • 29
The “Save It or Shave It” campaign for Hyungmi Lim ’13, who has been battling ovarian cancer since August, will culminate Friday with a party called “Reading’s Weak,” held by the International Students Organization. Lim, a student from South Korea on full financial aid, is juggling three classes, chemotherapy and an on-campus job at the »
Culture

Young artist explores middle east

October 26, 2010 • 0
Tamar Ettun ART ’10, a graduate of the Yale School of Art Master of Fine Arts program with a focus on sculpture, curated an exhibition called “Handheld History,” which took place this Saturday at the Queens Museum of Art in New York. The show was composed of video submissions by 17 artists, including Ettun, whose »
The coed sailing team competed in the Admiral’s Cup hosted by King’s Point Merchant Marine Academy and finished fourth overall.
The coed team squeaked into the national semifinals after finishing sixth overall at the NEISA Dinghy Championships last weekend.