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whiteboard surface covered with handwritten book titles
February 7, 2020
A display at one entrance to Bass Library and a whiteboard covered with scribbled titles at the other are bookending the latest iteration of the library’s Reading Resilience program, presenting recommended reading from students and other members of the Yale community. In 2015, during a wave of...
January 28, 2020
January 23–May 19, 2020 As we celebrate 50 years of women in Yale College and 150 years of women in Yale’s graduate and professional schools, a glance back into the archives shows us that women have been students, faculty, and staff in the Yale School of Drama since its beginnings as the Department...
January 28, 2020
Experiments in French Silent Cinema explores films from various 1920s avant-garde movements, presented with live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton. In addition to Germaine Dulac's The Smiling Madame Beudet, the night features Entr'acte and Paris Qui Dort by René Clair, as well...
Black and white photo of Edith Wharton at her writing desk
January 27, 2020
Yale University Library has hosted or will host thirteen exhibits for the 50 Women at Yale 150 celebration. Eleven of the library exhibits explore aspects of women’s history at Yale, while the Senior Essay Exhibits for 2019 and 2020 showcase two contemporary students’ research into the lives and...
Berliner Gramophone Disc
January 24, 2020
The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library is pleased to announce the completion of a project to describe and provide free open access to a collection of 732 Berliner Gramophone discs from its Historical Sound Recordings (HSR) Collection. In the late 19th Century, Emil Berliner (1851-1929) developed the...
film still showing a close-up of Tilda Swinton in a grocery store
January 17, 2020
Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller star in Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin, a harrowing story of a mother reeling from a son's unthinkable violence. "Ramsay, filming in lurid reds and unblinking close-ups, lets no one off the hook here," wrote Moira MacDonald. "This is truly...
Still from the film showing an audience sitting in a movie theater.
January 13, 2020
Told entirely with found footage, Have You Seen My Movie? is a love letter to the magic and power of cinematic experiences as shared by strangers in the dark. From the audience members' rush to get seats to the cool command of the projectionist in the booth, director/editor Paul Anton Smith (...

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