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Susan Gibbons named University Librarian

March 21, 2011 • 1
Susan Gibbons, a vice provost and dean of libraries at the University of Rochester, will replace Acting University Librarian Jon Butler as University Librarian for a five-year term starting July 1. “Susan brings to Yale both a keen intelligence and an infectious enthusiasm for the work of libraries,” University President Richard Levin said in an »
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Yale lags in supercomputing

March 4, 2011 • 6
The ability to publish competitive research often depends on the speed at which computers process data, but Yale’s technology system did not make the cut for a ranking of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world. The list, known as TOP500, comes out twice a year, and universities such as Harvard, Stanford, the University of »
Recent carbon-dating analysis has put the Voynich Manuscript’s date of composition around the 15th century.
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New light shed on Voynich mystery

February 24, 2011 • 3
The Voynich manuscript in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has baffled book collectors, scientists, and even expert linguists of the US Military Intelligence Service for centuries. But it took collaboration between a Yale library and a team of documentary filmmakers to finally crack one of the document’s mysteries. For the first time since »
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Panlists to be replaced

February 23, 2011 • 4
As a result of a recent increase of spam in Yale’s e-mail systems, panlists may be on their way out. Information Technology Services is considering replacements for the service, which allows multiple e-mail addresses to be messaged through a single account, and as of Feb. 4 students can no longer make new panlists, manager of »
New Haven artist and collector Robert Greenberg will display his artwork and local artifacts in a Westville show.
Culture

Exhibition shows New Haven history, crocodiles

February 22, 2011 • 0
New Haven collector and artist Robert Greenberg is combining his two great loves — historical artifacts and drawings of crocodiles. Now, for the first time, the sketch artist will be debuting his collection of New Haven artifacts alongside his art. For his first solo show in his native New Haven, Greenberg is displaying a fraction »
Works by Edward Coke (top) and Sir Francis Bacon (bottom) are on display at the Law Library.
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Elizabethan Club co-sponsored exhibition opens at Law School

February 15, 2011 • 0
A justification for Mary, Queen of Scots’ right to the throne, debates over the persecution of Catholics and a play fit for a king can now all be found in one place on the Yale campus. To celebrate its centennial anniversary, the Elizabethan Club — a literary society on campus — is co-sponsoring “Life and »
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NELC loses last Palestinian prof

February 14, 2011 • 6
After being passed over for promotion, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations’ only Palestinian professor is leaving Yale. Hala Nassar, assistant professor of modern Arabic culture and literature, was not promoted to associate professor this year. According to Yale’s promotion policies, Nassar — the department’s only professor of Palestinian descent and only expert »
A new “info commons” will integrate several disciplines after the Social Sciences Library is torn down to make room for the new residential colleges.
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Libraries combine into “info commons”

February 9, 2011 • 0
The construction of the proposed new colleges is squeezing the sciences and social sciences into Yale’s first “info commons.” Librarians at the Social Science Library and Kline Science Library are already preparing for a cross-disciplinary merge, loading hundreds of thousands of books into wheeled bookshelves in trucks for transportation. Next fall, Kline will inhabit the »
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No easy solution to spam woes

February 4, 2011 • 1
Eric Fischer MUS ’11, captain of the Yale cycling team, opened his e-mail Monday and found a flood spam. Information Technology Services shut down the cycling team’s panlist for the next four days, and the group ultimately switched from its Yale panlist to a more secure Mailman list. Mailman, which allows administrators to restrict who »
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Harvard and MIT share books

January 27, 2011 • 0
Harvard University may be the oldest member of the Ivy League, but it was the last to join the Ancient Eight’s communal library system. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Monday that they would join Borrow Direct, a system that allows students and faculty from each Ivy League school to search for and »
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ITS battles Yale spam-bots

January 26, 2011 • 0
One afternoon last month, Yale College Dean Mary Miller sent an e-mail to the University of Michigan. To her dismay, the e-mail bounced back. After a spamming attack on a “yale.edu” e-mail address that month, the University of Michigan had blocked all incoming messages from Yale addresses. Miller used a colleague’s Gmail account to resend »
The student-run company 17O1 Records has collected over 100 examples of student music that it is whittling down to 10-15 for a new CD it plans to distribute.
Culture

New record label highlights students

January 25, 2011 • 0
Yale’s underground music scene is about to take a trip to the surface. 17O1 Records, a new student-run company, has collected 101 submissions of original student music for a 10 to 15-track CD documenting the student talent on campus. Named after the year Yale was founded, 17O1 Records will serve as a “central hub” for »
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.