Arts & Humanities

'Happiness' abounds at Beinecke’s gardens and bird-watching exhibits

May 8, 2017

They say you can’t buy happiness, but visitors will find it in abundance in “Happiness: The Writer in the Garden,” the Beinecke Library’s latest special...

Multi-generational drama set in the Everglades wins the Yale Drama Series Prize

May 5, 2017

One of the theater world’s most prestigious playwriting prizes, the Yale Drama Series Prize, will be given to Jacqueline Goldfinger for her play “Bottle Fly.”

Interpreting Maya myths through art: Q&A with Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

May 5, 2017

In “Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya,” Chinchilla Mazariegos uses sources from across Mesoamerica to fill gaps between written sources and ancient Maya...

Yale historian Paul Freedman on the history of American restaurants and the ‘paradox’ of food

May 5, 2017

How we eat is both ubiquitous and semi-invisible — it is everywhere around us, but we usually don’t think about it as a social marker. Food, however, lets us...

Restored ISM building will be named for benefactors

May 3, 2017

Institute of Sacred Music director Martin Jean has announced that its new home at 406 Prospect St. in New Haven, scheduled to open in the summer of 2018,...

Six faculty members are honored for undergraduate teaching excellence

May 3, 2017

The six winners of the university’s top prizes recognizing undergraduate teaching excellence — Jacqueline Goldsby, Andrew Johnston, Gilbert Joseph, Nikhil...

Students win fellowships for continuing study

May 3, 2017

Yale undergraduate and graduate students are among the winners of National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowships, and Boren and Beinecke Scholarships.

Jazz musician Willie Ruff retires

May 2, 2017

Retiring after 46 years on the School of Music faculty, Ruff says he has no plans to stop telling stories through his music and teaching.

Art installation brings a ‘Festival of Borrowed Reflections’ to Evans Hall

May 2, 2017

Espejismo: A Festival of Borrowed Reflections, a first-of-its-kind art installation and collaboration between Yale School of Management students, Colombian...

Jazz musician Willie Ruff retires, but it’s ‘show time’ for him in the South

May 1, 2017

As a teenager in the army learning the French horn, Willie Ruff ’53M, ’54 M.M. was taught that “music don’t mean a thing unless it tells a story.” Though he...