Barking Up the Right Tree, with Laurie Santos
The dynamic Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Yale Psychology Department, Dr. Laurie Santos, started the Canine Cognition Center on campus this past December. The Center’s studies attempt to find out how the dog’s mind works. Interested in comparative psychology research, Dr. Santos believes a lot can be learned about human psychology by studying non-human primates. In the interview that follows, this “leading campus celebrity,” as christened by the Time magazine, helps us explore her puppy love.
Exploring the Human Psyche Through “Maids”
“Maids,” shown at the Yale Cabaret on Thursday and directed by Dustin Wills DRA ’14, opened to reveal a room within a room. The room, in which the characters performed throughout the whole show, was framed by glass windows. The construction made for a veritable transparent screen between the audience and actors. In the opening »
From Woad’s to Wonderland
Welcoming its audience to a psychedelic wonderland, Yale’s only tap dancing team, Yale Taps, mashed up neon lights, fluorescent costumes, Disney-themed music and the old-fashioned sound of feet striking a stage, to give their audience “Tappily Ever After.”
Tangled Up In Blue
Tucked away on either side of Beinecke’s lobby are two glass cases with ostensibly unrelated 19th and 20th century books, literary manuscripts, sheet music, photographs, regalia and industrial manuals. The exhibits from afar looked like a tumultuous sea, and I felt like the rather shipwrecked observer. Exploring the cultural history of the color blue, the »