Snapshots

Yale Department of Pharmacology lab


Lei Zhang, research associate, is at work in Yale’s Department of Pharmacology lab, which is led by Dr. Anton Bennett, professor of Pharmacology and Comparative Medicine. Lei supports research that Dr. Bennett says “uses multidisciplinary approaches to understand the impact of protein phosphorylation in cell signaling and its health-related impact in metabolic diseases.”

Yale West Campus


It was a “picture-perfect” June afternoon when a walk on Yale’s West Campus (YWC) revealed landscaped green space that has transformed 9 acres. New pathways connect the research buildings and lead to the Conference Center hub. YWC is home to 7 institutes comprising partners from university departments, schools, and museums, and also to the Yale School of Nursing.

Sterling Memorial Library


Barbara Rockenbach (left), the Stephen F. Gates ’68 university librarian, and Sara Machowski, senior executive assistant, carry on their day-to-day business in their Sterling Memorial Library offices. Barbara joined Yale in July 2020, four months into the pandemic, and reminds us that the library has been open the entire time—online at first, now in person.

Yale High Street Bridge


When was the last time you walked under Yale’s High Street Bridge? It’s likely been a while. But the next time you do, look up, and you’ll see four architectural reliefs of winged females, which represent Architecture, Drama, Painting, and Sculpture. The bridge and its winged women were designed by architect Egerton Swartwout (Class of 1891) in 1928.

Yale Center for British Art


On June 4, Yale Center for British Art re-opened to the public for the first time since a three-weekend opening in fall 2020. Here, Jennifer Lahert, Yale security officer, greets two visitors. The Center will be open on Fridays, noon to 7:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4:00 p.m. Free timed-entry tickets are strongly encouraged. A total of 668 people visited on this first weekend.

IT’s Engineering and Operations team


IT’s Operations team, led by David Highsmith, gathered for the camera at 25 Science Park on a recent May afternoon (left to right): Kelsey Viani, Eric Alford, Jeff Brown, Brian Murray, Antonio Valderrama, Victor Soto; not pictured is Phil Mondo. Also not pictured are Engineering team members led by Tim Sheets: Dean Baruffi, Paul Johnson, Tony Ventura.

Sachem's Wood


Renovated Sachem's Wood park

Next time you’re in the vicinity of Sachem’s Wood (off Sachem Street), feel free to admire this renovated green space whose design aims to connect Science Hill to the rest of central campus. Find curving walkways bordered by fresh landscaping, new benches, and grey cobblestone runnels (efficient water drainage). Walk around, take a seat. Enjoy yourself.

Yale Athletics


Alex Barmore (right), chief of staff and director of Football Operations, hands Sam Rubin, assistant director of Strategic Communications, completed swab kits from the Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale. Football team members swabbed their cheeks to join Be The Match Registry as possible genetic matches for patients needing marrow transplants.

Commencement 2021


Yale security guards survey Old Campus

Two Yale Security staff members survey Old Campus in all its Commencement 2021 finery. This year’s 600 socially distanced chairs have been welcoming Yale graduates in seven separate ceremonies over the course of four days. These in-person celebrations, albeit without visitors, remind us of this joyous time of year on campus, especially when the sun shines.

Berkeley College Dining Hall


While some staff members have been working remotely since March 2020, others have been here all along, supporting the campus Community. We’ll be sharing snapshots of life on campus over the next few months as we return to Yale—featuring our people, places, and traditions. Recently, we got a look inside Berkeley College’s dining hall where Joel Alberto, third cook, was cooking up something delicious.

Yale Printing and Publishing (YPPS)


Every year like clockwork, Yale Printing and Publishing Services (YPPS) produces programs, booklets, signage, certificates, diplomas, and so much more, for Yale Commencement. Here, Mable Thorne, printing representative, fills the Class Day bags that Yale College students will receive for the May 23 virtual event. YPPS produced over 1,200 bags; created the 2021 Commencement website; and prints all Yale diplomas this Friday night.