Exhibition tells a narrative of artistic change

The works on display in the latest Yale University Art Gallery exhibition, “Master Drawings,” are most certainly atypical: They were not necessarily intended for museum — let alone public — view. But the 87 European drawings by artists such as Claude Lorrain, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Edgar Degas provide a window into the centuries-long movement […]

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Pre-show ‘load-in’ protocols unchanged

Two and a half months after a Yale School of Drama student died while unloading a set for an upcoming show at the Yale Repertory Theatre, a committee convened to review safety procedures in school-sponsored productions is still at work. Pierre-André Salim DRA ’09 was killed in November when a 1,100-pound stack of large sheets […]

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University questions LEED rankings

Late last night, the nearly vacant Malone Engineering Center was fully lit. Not surprising, perhaps, for many buildings, except that the Malone Center received a gold certification, the second-highest rating, from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s Green Building Rating System . [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”12715″ ] An apparent discrepancy between environmental efficiency and the popular environmental […]

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Art schools mix disciplines in Salon showings

The walls of the Green Gallery were adorned with paintings, photographs and graphic media, but it was not a typical art opening. Monday night, the kickoff event for the Yale Graduate Art School Salons featured an exhibit of first years’ artwork at the Yale School of Art. The atmosphere reminiscent of the Salons’ French inspiration, […]

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Yale identified as steward of architecture

There were slides of Harvard’s brick-clad buildings, of Stanford’s mission-revival aesthetic, but Yale’s distinctively eclectic campus was physically on display at this weekend’s symposium on university architecture. Although attendees learned of campus buildings across the country, they sat in Louis Kahn’s Art Gallery, having walked past Kahn’s British Art Center and the imposing tomb of […]

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The Robotic Chair controls its destiny

The seemingly standard chair collapsed, leaving its parts strewn about the stage. Moments later a whirring sound filled the room as the dismembered object resurrected into its original form. The Robotic Chair, or self-destructive chair, was shown in a live demonstration yesterday at the Yale Art Gallery Auditorium supported by the Tetelman Fellowship and co-sponsored […]

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Drama School snags Pulitzer winner Vogel

Paula Vogel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning director of the playwriting programs at Brown University, will join the Yale School of Drama under a five-year contract as adjunct Eugene O’Neill Professor and the chair of the Department of Playwriting, the school announced last week. Vogel — who is known for plays including “How I Learned to Drive” […]

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Drama donation to provide four new scholarships

The Yale School of Drama’s efforts to increase financial-aid offerings got a boost last week, when administrators announced they have received a donation that will be used to provide scholarships to four students. The $3.24 million gift from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation will cover tuition and living expenses for four third- or fourth-year drama […]

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Stern to serve third term as architecture school dean

Posted Thursday Dec. 13 University President Richard Levin announced Wednesday the reappointment of Yale School of Architecture Dean Robert Stern for his third consecutive five-year term, effective July 1, 2008. “I am really thrilled to have the confidence of the President, the Corporation, the school, and the many other people I know who were asked […]

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Schools of Choice

Every morning, two kinds of students file into New Haven public high schools. One group is spread among the city’s magnet schools, where the first class of the day is boat building, or interpretive dancing, or organismal biology. At the seven interdistrict magnet schools — the largest of which has 400 students — New Haven […]

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Alumni TV writers on strike find outlet

On Nov. 6, just one day after the Writers Guild of America declared a strike against the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers, writers and directors on picket lines itched for a return to their formerly creative lives. And it was only a matter of time before a cohort of Yale alumni and other […]

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