GORMAN: Letting artistry breathe

November 30, 2012
Rather than be frustrated by the workload gap across disciplines, we should acknowledge and embrace it.
University Librarian Susan Gibbons began restructuring personnel in August.

Library restructures staff

September 30, 2011
Library staff knew Yale would bring a new University librarian to campus this academic year, but some were surprised to find their own roles in the library changed. For the first time in over 10 years, the library is undergoing a major reorganization of personnel in an effort to centralize library services. Since August, the »

UP CLOSE | A digital library?

September 27, 2011
Earlier this month, library digitization assistant Kelly Perry placed an 1845 German medical history book on a machine three times her size. Perry can choose to turn the pages herself, but on this occasion, she switched on a large metal arm affixed to the device — called a Kirtas machine — to leaf through the »
A number of Yale admissions and employment websites are owned by outside providers. Graduate School Dean Thomas Pollard said the school used an outside online reviewing process for applications for all its programs for the first time last year.

Yale relies on outside providers for tech

September 23, 2011
Google Apps for Education, which is slated to go live for students and staff over the course of this academic year, is not the only external electronic platform upon which Yale relies. Many websites for admissions and employment are owned by outside providers, said Chuck Powell, associate chief information officer for Information Technology Services. Powell »
Yale purchased the Bulldog O supercomputer last March for $2 million.

Supercomputer readies for action

September 22, 2011
The fastest supercomputer Yale has ever owned is almost research ready. Since Information Technology Services acquired Bulldog O — or “Omega” — last March from an undisclosed government agency, the machine has arrived to West Campus and been in a beta testing phase since August. Though a select group of researchers and ITS personnel are »
Frank Turner GRD ’71 passed away last November; his plans for the library remain unfulfilled.

Turner’s plans for library continued

September 20, 2011
Last September, Frank Turner GRD ’71 stepped into the role of University Librarian after the search committee decided out of six finalists that he was the best man for the job. But just two months later, Turner had died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism, leaving his vision for North America’s second-largest research library unfulfilled. Yale »

Miller MUS ’07 inspired through music

September 16, 2011
John Miller MUS ’07, a trombonist and the manager of community programs at the School of Music, died Thursday morning after falling from the fourth story of Hendrie Hall. He was 29. Colleagues and friends from around New Haven and Yale called Miller’s death a huge loss for both communities. Miller led the Music in »

ITS adds new security position

September 14, 2011
Information Technology Services is adding a new officer position to help keep Yale’s electronic information safe. Chief Information Officer Len Peters, who took office this academic year, said he plans to alter the department’s administrative structure, and is beginning by introducing a new Chief Information Security Officer. This individual will oversee the broader strategy for »

Panlists gone for good

September 14, 2011
Bye bye panlists. Student organizations that use this email list service to communicate with their members are now being encouraged to switch to other listing software. Last spring semester, Information Technology Services stopped allowing the creation of new panlists in response to an influx of student-initiated spam. After studying student use of panlists and mailman »

No evidence that Yale SSNs searched

September 8, 2011
Three months after Yale discovered that the Social Security numbers of 43,000 Yale community members had been accessible in Google searches for almost a year, Information Technology Services officials say there is still no indication the information has been exploited — and just 10 percent of affected individuals have signed up for free credit monitoring »

New Gmail service to go live for some Yalies

September 7, 2011
This term, members of the Yale community can bid farewell to the outmoded Horde email system in favor of a new service provider — Google Apps for Education. Information Technology Services will offer the chance to switch mail services to a group of 100 randomly selected undergraduates beginning in the first week of October. Students »
All 140 volumes in Yale’s East Asia and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript libraries will be digitized by September 2012.

Korean library digitizes Yale holdings

September 5, 2011
Korean studies may be absent from Yale’s academic departments, but the National Library of Korea is stepping in to help preserve important research materials in Yale’s library holdings for scholars of Korean culture. The National Library of Korea is funding the digitization of all 140 volumes in Yale’s East Asia and Beinecke Rare Book and »
Quarterback Hank Furman ’14 threw for 129 yards and ran for 60 yards and three touchdowns in only his second career start under center.
The Elis have amassed a 5–0–3 record in overtime this season, including a 3–2 win over Minnesota.
Union only managed a 35–34 edge over Yale in shots, but the Elis could not put the puck past Dutchmen goaltender Troy Grosenick.