Critics recognize Yale dancers

The World Performance Project at Yale won worldwide recognition last week for two of its avant-garde performances. The dance pieces, which were funded by the interdisciplinary WPP, were named the Best Performances of 2009 by the International Association of Art Critics — a body of critics representing 64 nations. School of Drama Dean James Bundy […]


School of Art holds Haiti auction

A colorful clown made of fur, poster board, pins, sequins and nail polish and an etching depicting the best-selling writer Jonathan Safran Foer are just two of the works Yale’s artists have put on auction to support relief efforts in the wake of this month’s earthquake in Haiti. An eclectic mix of paintings, drawings, sculptures, […]


Conference to celebrate Futurism centennial

“We intend to exalt aggressive action, a feverish insomnia, the racer’s stride, the mortal leap, the punch and the slap,” proclaimed Filippo Marinetti in his groundbreaking 1909 Futurist Manifesto. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the manifesto’s publication, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the departments of Italian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, and […]


Steinberg pushes collective action

International law is crucial to confronting the challenges of a globalized world, such as climate change, terrorism and the recession, said Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg LAW ’78 at a Dean’s Lecture at the Law School on Monday afternoon titled “Law and Foreign Policy.” Steinberg said nations must increase cooperation to solve these problems […]


Concert series’ opening debuts student works

Jordan Kuspa MUS ’10 found inspiration for the title of his new composition in a second-grade science project. He demonstrated on-stage at the premier in Sprague Hall last Thursday: Kuspa cut slits in the skins of two lemons, inserted coins in the slits and created an electric current between the fruits — a lemonade battery. […]


Slam poet shares stories

“People always say words are powerful, and it sounds so cliché,” Shihan said to a crowd of approximately 100 people in the Afro-American Cultural Center last night. But this is a belief Shihan, the renowned slam poet, said he holds strongly and is the subject of much of his work. “You’re only worth your weight […]


Water disrupts frogs’ development

There’s something in Connecticut’s water — and Yale ecology professor David Skelly is in the process of investigating it. Thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Skelly is set to continue his research examining why growing numbers of male green frogs inhabiting Hartford ponds are exhibiting female sexual traits. Central […]


New imaging technique illuminates memory, aging

Scientists have a new way to read minds — in color and real-time. A recent Yale University study published in the September issue of the journal Neurobiology of Aging has tracked an age-associated decline in brain receptors related to learning and memory. Using a novel brain imaging technique to follow the concentrations of nicotinic receptors […]