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NEW HAVEN >> The international film festival beginning in the Elm City Tuesday may be the coolest one you've never heard of.
The fifth edition of the festival is big enough, at six days, that it's bringing in more than 20 filmmakers/actors (including well-known actor Armand Assante) for film showings, panels and Q&As. And it's all free. Gratis.
Continue reading New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema Opens Tuesday
The Elm City has long been recognized for its distinctive regional cuisine and diverse eateries. "Everyday connoisseurs" in the region can enjoy those culinary offerings at a discount during the bi-annual New Haven Restaurant Week presented by Liberty Bank, taking place Nov 2-7.
Continue reading New Haven Restaurant Week Returns Nov. 2-7
The chicken salad starts here.
From within the savory confines of Yale's new Culinary Support Center (CSC), Ron DeSantis and his cooks are whipping up an array of cold food classics for the entire university. They're fussing over hummus, attending to house-made dressings, and assembling a superior blend of salad bar gems.
All this represents a new, more efficient approach to cold food preparation at Yale, bringing such tasks out of the pantry cellar and into the light. Meanwhile, Yale's bakery and catering crews have settled into their new home at CSC, as well.
Continue reading Today's Special: One Culinary Support Center, Made to Order
HAMDEN >> Shari Caldwell reinforces African culture through the arts of dance and drumming.
Caldwell, 54, said she started the The Caldwell Dance Center four years ago with the desire to instill African culture and social continuity in her students.
"I don't separate dance and culture, it's the same. Africa is where we should establish our integrity and dignity, because it's the place that we can feel our own life identity, as opposed to something that was imposed on us (by others)," said Caldwell.
Continue reading Shahid Abdul-Karim: Dance Center Brings African Culture, Music to New Haven
Following the successful January launch of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) at Yale, three of the university's most distinguished scholars are returning to teach MOOCs this semester. Students from around the world will once again have free access to the Yale courses, which include lectures, assignments, exams, online discussion groups, and office hours with faculty and teaching assistants.
"Moralities of Everyday Life" with Paul Bloom, the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, begins Oct. 7. "Financial Markets" with Robert Shiller, 2013 Nobel laureate and Sterling Professor of Economics, and "Constitutional Law" with Akhil Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, will begin on Oct. 20. Registration is now open for all courses.
Continue reading Registration Open for Free Access to Fall MOOCs: Online Learning with Top Yale Experts
For the second time in its 25-year history, Metro Taxi CT has been named a Leader in Technology and Innovation by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.
Technology with Heart:
Since its founding in 1987, Metro Taxi in West Haven has grown to be Connecticut's largest, full-service taxicab company; the most modern, high-tech, 24/7/365 service in the state. The company's services include traditional, urban cab transport, medical livery, business and recreational transportation for 16 towns and cities throughout Greater Bridgeport and New Haven County. Metro Taxi CT also provides safe, dependable transportation for special needs students and college and university students at nine academic institutions.
Continue reading Metro Taxi Named Leader in Technology and Innovation by Greater New Haven Chamber ... Again
Metro Taxi CT is pleased to begin National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the commitment to sponsor the Connecticut Health I-Team's (C-HIT) first community forum, "Beyond the Pink Ribbon: New Frontiers in Screening, Treating and Preventing Cancer." The educational conference will be in collaboration with The Breast Center-Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Oct. 21 at Gateway Community College. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Breast Center - Smilow Hospital and C-HIT's ongoing health journalism.
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and leading breast cancer experts from Yale-New Haven's Smilow Cancer Hospital and the Hospital of Central Connecticut will be the featured panelists. The forum will focus on the latest inroads and challenges in breast cancer detection and treatment. The event is open to the public, and early registration (at www.c-hit.org) is encouraged.
Continue reading Metro Taxi CT to Sponsor CT Health I-Team's First Public Forum on Breast Cancer Inroads
EW HAVEN >> Fate is the hunter, said the maestro, for a trio of classics that will usher in the new symphony season this week.
Ask conductor William Boughton how he chose the three expansive pieces for Thursday's season opener of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and he sums it up by saying Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5," Strauss' "Don Juan" and Prokofiev's "Violin Concerto No. 1" fit the heady theme of fate.
Continue reading New Haven Symphony Orchestra's 'Beethoven & The Don' Opens Season
TLPA President Robert Werth and the TLPA leadership invite the membership, vendors, spouses and guests of TLPA to "The Alamo City," San Antonio, Texas for the 96th Annual Convention & Trade Show at The Grand Hyatt San Antonio, and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, October 15 - 19, 2014.
Continue reading TLPA 96th Annual Convention and Trade Show
The Yale Bowl arrives at its 100th birthday this fall, and adherents of the Blue are having a celebration.
This may not be quite the star-studded blowout Yale had for its tercentenary in 2001, which brought out 25,000 on a Saturday night when there wasn't even a football game. The Bowl centennial will be a series of happenings spread over six home-game dates, and Yale hopes to gain some positive exposure.
Continue reading Yale Bowl Ready to Celebrate 100th
NEW HAVEN >> If you haven't seen Colombian Edmar Castaneda play the harp, check out one of hisYouTube videos.
"You get the feeling from (the videos) that this guy can do anything," says Sam Goldenberg of West Haven, whose home-grown Creative Concerts Inc. is teaming with Yale Concert Bands to present a concert by Castenada and friends at Sprague Hall Saturday at 8 p.m.
Continue reading Columbian Jazz Harpist Edmar Castaneda at Yale's Sprague Hall, Saturday
For the fifth year in a row, Yale University has been selected by Working Mother magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies" in the nation. It is the only university on this year's list.
The magazine's "Best Companies" initiative, now in its 29th year, recognizes organizations for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs, and environments that support working parents.
"We are thrilled that Yale has been recognized for the fifth year in a row as one of Working Mother magazine's '100 Best Companies,'" says President Salovey. "This milestone recognition highlights the family-friendly workplace that we continue to value, one that allows us to attract and retain top talent at all levels of the university. For example, we are proud that 56% of all Yale managers are women. At the same time, we must strive to continue to make improvements. There is always more Yale can do to create an environment in which employees thrive, making our mission of research and education possible."
Continue reading High five: Yale Named Among Working Mother Magazine's '100 Best Companies' for the 5th Consecutive Year
Please Join Us for a Groundbreaking Discussion of Women's Health!
Register now for "Beyond the Pink Ribbon: New Frontiers in Screening, Treating and Preventing Cancer," October 21, 5:30 - 8:00 PM at Gateway Community College, New Haven. Hosted by the non-profit news syndicate, the Connecticut Health I-Team (C-HIT), this educational forum will be in collaboration with The Breast Center-Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Metro Taxi, and our affiliate AdCab, are delighted to sponsor C-HIT's first conference. We want to support the latest inroads and challenges in breast cancer detection and treatment while helping to further in-depth women's health journalism.
Continue reading Beyond the Pink Ribbon: New Frontiers in Screening, Treating and Preventing Cancer
BRIDGEPORT -- To University of Bridgeport alumna Marian Heard, the Park Avenue building she was standing in Tuesday was a far cry from the building she remembered.
The bland facade was gone, replaced by windows and a canopy that protudes several feet beyond the main entrance. The 1960s-era furniture was also out and in its place stood gray tabletop and theater-style lecture hall furniture and large, comfortable lobby chairs.
"This is an architectural wonder," Heard said as she stood in the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business' Jacobson Wing Lobby, which she contributed toward. "Bright, spacious, welcoming. I believe it's going to inspire people to forge ahead in their respective careers and change lives."
Also different was the technology.
Continue reading University of Bridgeport Unveils Ernest C. Trefz School of Business
The Yale School of Music presents the Yale Philharmonia in its first concert of the 2014-2015 season on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The orchestra, joined by the Yale Camerata and Yale Glee Club, will perform Gustav Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection." Shinik Hahm will conduct.
This symphony, which runs around 90 minutes, was one of the composer's most popular pieces during his lifetime, and its appeal to audiences continues today. The piece is known as the "Resurrection" Symphony because its texts address themes of death and the afterlife.
Continue reading Yale Philharmonia, Camerata, Glee Club Perform Mahler's Second Symphony, Sept. 19