You knew that President Salovey is a professor of psychology and an expert on emotional intelligence, but did you know that he is also a great bassist?

Last weekend, his band, the Professors of Bluegrass, performed at the Connecticut Folk Festival. You can hear some of their music here. (Personal pick: “Cry Cry Darling”)

Photos: Michael Marsland

Tragedy in Newton

Our hearts grieve as we extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims in today’s tragedy in Newtown, CT.

Battell Chapel will be open from 4-6 this afternoon for those who want a quiet space.

New Haven Interfaith Cooperative Ministries is organizing a candlelight vigil tomorrow night, December 15, at 6 p.m. around the flag pole on the New Haven Green.

(Source: yaleuniversity)

Three hundred eleven years ago, on October 9, 1701, the General Court of Connecticut voted for an “Act for Liberty to erect a Collegiate School.” As this anniversary approaches tomorrow, we’d love to know your best memories of Yale, whether you’ve studied, worked, taught, or visited here, or have a friend or family member who has.
Share your fondest memory in the comments on Facebook, and we’ll take them to make a special set of images next week in honor of Yale’s first 311 years!

Three hundred eleven years ago, on October 9, 1701, the General Court of Connecticut voted for an “Act for Liberty to erect a Collegiate School.” As this anniversary approaches tomorrow, we’d love to know your best memories of Yale, whether you’ve studied, worked, taught, or visited here, or have a friend or family member who has.

Share your fondest memory in the comments on Facebook, and we’ll take them to make a special set of images next week in honor of Yale’s first 311 years!

pkn-newhaven:

With thanks to ever-productive Design Monsters for yet another gorgeous poster.

Signal boost to a fantastic New Haven event.
WHAT: Pecha Kucha Night in New Haven. Come see designers, entrepreneurs and activists present on the single most exciting thing they’re working on. Each presenter has 20 images, displayed 20 seconds each.
WHEN: Tomorrow, 29 August, at 7:30pm
WHERE: Bentara Restaurant (76 Orange Street in New Haven, directions here)
Presenters will include:
Jeannette Ickovics and David Heiser on Big Food, Peabody-style,
Megan Dalton’s View of Life Through Meetups,
Jason Sobocinski on Cheesy New Haven,
Bill Kurtz on Bike Advocacy in New Haven,
Karyn Gilvarg on New Haven’s New Boat House,
Robert McGuire on How We Can End Homelessness in NHV,
Holly Parker tells us about Putting the Brakes on Car Culture:  Getting NowHere,
Tony Kosloski on his Inspiration (for Art),
Brad Armstrong shows us how Urban Agriculture Enhances Food Security in New Haven,
and Aly Fox’s Lessons Learned from Travelling the World for Camp.
More info.
See you there!
Poster by Design Monsters.

pkn-newhaven:

With thanks to ever-productive Design Monsters for yet another gorgeous poster.

Signal boost to a fantastic New Haven event.

WHAT: Pecha Kucha Night in New Haven. Come see designers, entrepreneurs and activists present on the single most exciting thing they’re working on. Each presenter has 20 images, displayed 20 seconds each.

WHEN: Tomorrow, 29 August, at 7:30pm

WHERE: Bentara Restaurant (76 Orange Street in New Haven, directions here)

Presenters will include:

  • Jeannette Ickovics and David Heiser on Big Food, Peabody-style,
  • Megan Dalton’s View of Life Through Meetups,
  • Jason Sobocinski on Cheesy New Haven,
  • Bill Kurtz on Bike Advocacy in New Haven,
  • Karyn Gilvarg on New Haven’s New Boat House,
  • Robert McGuire on How We Can End Homelessness in NHV,
  • Holly Parker tells us about Putting the Brakes on Car Culture:  Getting NowHere,
  • Tony Kosloski on his Inspiration (for Art),
  • Brad Armstrong shows us how Urban Agriculture Enhances Food Security in New Haven,
  • and Aly Fox’s Lessons Learned from Travelling the World for Camp.

More info.

See you there!

Poster by Design Monsters.

Detail of the Yale Center for British Art, designed by American architect Louis I. Kahn and opened to the public in 1977. The Center holds the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom.
Admission to the Center is always free, 6 days a week, all year round. Learn more about the Yale Center for British Art.

Detail of the Yale Center for British Art, designed by American architect Louis I. Kahn and opened to the public in 1977. The Center holds the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom.

Admission to the Center is always free, 6 days a week, all year round. Learn more about the Yale Center for British Art.