Yale kicks off 300th birthday
On a picture-perfect fall day under Yale-blue skies, 35,000 guests from New Haven and beyond came to Yale's first open house on Oct. 21 and helped the University launch its year-long 300th birthday celebration.
Science Hill was a popular spot during Yale's open house
"It's a neat time to be an engineer," Professor Roman Kuc told the crowd outside Becton Center for his robotics demonstration during "Opening Yale 300."
Museums welcome the public at behind-the-scene tours
Visitors from across the region thronged to Yale's museums and galleries during "Opening Yale 300" to see what happens in those mysterious locked rooms that are off-limits to the public, and to interact in a personal way with the Yale professionals charged with preserving and studying the University's artistic and scientific treasures.
The sweet and savory tale of a 300-pound cake
After Yale baker Gary Gulino's weeks of meticulous planning, he dreaded the chance that the University's 300-pound, eight-layer birthday cake would look like the Leaning Tower of Pisa -- rather than Old Campus.
Peabody Museum opening Hall of Native American Cultures
A gala evening celebration and a day of family activities will mark the opening of the Hall of Native American Cultures at the Peabody Museum of Natural History.
New Republic editor describes his political coming-of-age
"The undecided voters are not a pretty bunch," observed Peter Beinart, editor of the New Republic, during his visit to campus as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.
The new Gilder Boathouse is dedicated at a ceremony
A dedication ceremony for the Gilder Boathouse on the Housatonic River in Derby was held Oct. 20.
O T H E RS T O R I E S
Comedian Bill Cosby to perform as a benefit for L.E.A.P.
Albee to hold 'conversation' with audience
Study equates early life stress, drug addiction
NIH grant supports study of amphibians' deformities
Cancer center will lead community initiative to bridge 'digital divide'
Teasing about looks may play a role in binge eating, study finds
Symposium will explore the claim that there is an 'intelligent design' to the universe
Lecture celebrates new Robert W. Winner Professorship
Books take look at African American stage performers
Book explores conceptions of harems in art, literature
Works by Kosovo refugee on view at Physicians Building
Symposium will explore 'the portrait in American art'
DMCA presents debuts of 'Convergence' and 'Ankle-Diver'
Yale singers will present excerpts of famous opera scenes over two nights
Music festival sponsoring Carnegie Hall concert
Opening Yale 300: Images from the Celebration
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An eager crowd of students and visitors consumed the 300-pound birthday cake as quickly as volunteers could cut it during the festivities that marked the opening of Yale's 300th birthday celebration.
This male doll, a child's toy among the Cheyenne, is one of 360 objects from the Peabody Museum's Native American collections that will be on exhibit in the new Hall of Native American Cultures.