Lifetime of arts

In a new exhibition, the life’s work of graphic designer Tom Morin ART ’68 is on view at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library. “Threads of Influence: The Visual History of a Life in Graphic Design,” which opened Jan. 13, displays snippets from Morin’s career, including projects from his time as a graphic design […]


Stalin digital archive nears completion

The Yale University Press will likely make the Stalin Digital Archive, which will contain more than 28,000 documents related to former Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin, available for purchase by this summer, according to John Donatich, director of the Yale University Press. The project is the culmination of over 20 years of collaboration between Yale […]


Menacing tower seeks facelift

Looming and austere, the 14-story Kline Biology Tower — Yale’s tallest building — rises up from between Sachem and Edwards streets on Science Hill. Those trekking to class cannot fail to notice the overbearing structure, designed by modern architect Philip Johnson in 1965. Though University planners meant for the tower to foster collaboration between science […]


Flowers are blooming in the Branford courtyard

Last January, Elis were prepping for 18 to 25 inches of snow to blanket campus. This year, yellow flowers are blooming in Branford. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”948″ ] English Prof. Leslie Brisman noticed the flowers, which he identified as forsythia, outside the window of his Saybrook College office, he said in an email to the News last […]


New library opens on Science Hill

Just in time for shopping period, the Center for Science and Social Science Information opened its doors on Tuesday. As the new collaborative home of the science library, social science library and StatLab, CSSSI is housed in the basement of Kline Biology Tower and contains a 24 hour study-space. If you’re a fan of the […]


Yale archivist wins theater librarian award

Earlier this month, Beinecke Rare Book and Mansucript Library Archivist Susan Brady took home the Theatre Library Association’s highest honor — the 2011 Award for Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship. The annual award has been given since 1994 to a performing arts librarian, curator, archivist or scholar “who has made extraordinary contributions to the […]


Beinecke among world’s most beautiful college libraries

The next time you want to study beautifully, you might want to skip Sterling’s towering stacks and the lowly study carrels of Bass and head to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. A set of rankings out this week from Flavorwire ranks the Beinecke the most beautiful college library in America and the second […]


Elis more likely to show up on Times Weddings page

Ever wondered what it takes to make the New York Times Weddings page? A Yale degree sure seems to help. According to an article in the Atlantic, Yalies make up 5.8 percent of the wedding announcements, while Princeton and Harvard alumni comprised 3.6 percent and 9.4 percent of couples featured on the page, respectively. Numerous […]


New library to open in January

Students with class on Science Hill will soon have a brand new library, research center and study space nearby. The Center for Science and Social Science Information will open on Jan. 3 in the Kline Biology Tower basement, according to a Monday press release. The new facility, which will add to and replace the former […]


Library digitizes Holocaust testimonies

Yale University Library is in the midst of the digitization of the Fortunoff Video Archive’s roughly 4500 testimonies from the Holocaust, many of survivors, without which the testimonies would soon become inaccessible. The machines that play the 13,000 one-hour tapes in the Fortunoff Archive, which was officially acquired by the University in 1981 but received […]


Meeting Yale’s encyclopedia

When she was young, Judith Schiff could not decide whether to be a reporter, a museum curator or a teacher. Now, she is all three. In her current job as chief research archivist at Yale University Library, a post she has held for the last 40 years, Schiff said she found aspects of all three […]