April 18th, 2014 | Cross Campus

Friday’s XC | 4.18

YCC’s Last Stand. The outgoing members of the Yale College Council hosted a study break last night at Chocolat Maya on High Street. Students were treated to desserts and drinks, including wine and beer. The evening also featured student performances from Tommy Bazarian ’15 and Thomas Aviles ’16 among others.

Oo la la. Nobel prize-winning professor James Rothman ’71, the Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded the insignia of “Officer” in the French Legion of Honor. The honor was presented to him by François Delattre, French Ambassador to the United States earlier this month. The award was given for impressive achievements in cellular biology as well as his close collaboration with French laboratories. The Legion of Honor was originally created by Napoleon Bonaparte.

The Egypt Game. Yesterday evening, the New Haven Museum joined together with the Friends of Grove Street Cemetery to host a lecture on “Egypt in Connecticut” from professor Colleen Manassa ’01 GRD ’05. The talk probed the imagery and hidden meanings of the ominous Grove Street Cemetery Gate, designed in the 19th century by Henry Austin, as well as the Egyptian Revival movement in New Haven. Connecticut boasts some of the most significant Egyptian-influenced architecture in the northeast.

Step-by-step instructions. The McDougal Graduate Student Center hosted an event this week entitled, “How to Get the Sex You Want.” The discussion was led by a sex therapist from the SHARE Center and covered negotiating sexual relationships, boundaries and desire.

Let them eat code. Assistant professor of computer science Ruzica Piskac has received one of the 2014 Microsoft Research Awards, a grant that supports projects in software engineering and related research. The project that will be funded is called “Script Synthesis through Examples.”

Trophy case. Following a performance at Harvard’s Yardfest, Grammy-nominated musician Janelle Monáe was awarded the inaugural 2014 Award for Achievement in Arts and Media by the Harvard College Women’s Center. She was also named the Woman of the Year for 2014 by the Black Men’s Forum at their 20th annual Celebration of Black Women Gala.

THIS DAY IN YALE HISTORY 1962 The Admissions Office accepts 1,370 incoming students for the class of 1966. There were 4,163 candidates total.

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