YPPS Blog

Welcoming Yale Alumni Back to Campus

YPPS is proud to be a part of the team that makes Yale Reunions so memorable for those returning to the Elm City. The Office of Public Affairs & Communications (OPAC) commissioned YPPS to better aggregate the photographs, tweets, instagrams and all other social media content for returning alumni by using the hashtag #YaleAlumni on printed materials. This year we were glad to print the photobooth banner “#YaleAlumni” for the Yale backdrop (commisioned last year) that was displayed around campus for returning alumni and their families.

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Yale's 313th Commencement

It is that time of year again for cap and gowns, marching graduates! As this academic year gracefully comes to a close, YPPS has been diligent in providing students, administrators, and faculty with our expertise and printed media. This and every year, we are happy to be able to contribute our efforts in making commencement such a great success.Tonight we will be staying slightly later than usual to ensure all the diplomas are accurate and ready to hand out to anxious graduates.

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Throwback Thursday: The First Yale Diploma

At the first Commencement on September 16, 1702 the first Yale diploma (see below) was awarded to Nathaniel Chauncey who received a Masters of Arts (Hon.) degree from the then “Collegiate School.” Chauncey also received a Bachelor of Arts degree that year.YPPS is proud to be a part of the team that will help ensure that more than 3,000 diplomas get to those graduating in the 313th Commencement exercises this coming Monday.

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YUAG Researchers Search for Egyptian Blue

Learn more about the team of Yale researchers that are working at the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG) to find one of the long lost pigments—Egyptian Blue—from ancient Assyrian reliefs.

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Commemorating the Yale Bowl Centennial

With the inauguration of the 2014 football season, the Yale Bowl will celebrate it’s centennial. Upon its completion in 1914, the Yale Bowl was the first bowl-shaped stadium in the country–later inspiring the designs of the Rose Bowl and the Los Angeles Coliseum.

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The "Lit"

On Friday, May 2nd, volume XXVII, issue 1 of the Yale Literary Magazine will be released. We love getting to see the student’s creative genius every time we are able to aid in producing this fantastic magazine. The “Lit” was founded in 1836 and currently publishes twice per academic year. For more than 170 years Yale’s “Old Lady in Brown” has featured poetry, fiction, and artwork by Yale undergraduates.

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Play It Safe Expo

YPPS would like to remind everyone to visit EHS’ Play It Safe expo next Thursday, May 1st between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Harkness Lounge. They are visually promoting this fun filled safety event with a very cool and colorful “Big Top” design feel created by their own Debrorah Farat! The fun colors used in the artwork (seen below) will match all the contests, giveaways, and refreshments being provided. This event encourages proper health and safety procedures campus wide.

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Our Story - The History of YPPS

Before Yale had an in-plant printer, Administration Data Systems (ADS) provided printing and computing services using large, noisy mainframe computers, located in the basement of 155 Whitney Avenue. They printed payroll checks, bursar/student loan bills and alumni giving reports. This operation eventually evolved into Yale Printing and Publishing Services. Today we take pride in providing a wide array of high quality, cost-effective solutions to include mailing, copying, offset printing, bindery and finishing, design, scanning, and large format displays.

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Earth Day, Smart Cycling and YPPS

To better inform students, faculty and staff about the rules of the road while cycling, Yale Transportation Options printed a series of cards with information that directs them to the City of New Haven bicyclists’ handbook. The cards serve the dual purpose of educating while cutting back on printing–a benefit to the environment. Rather than printing the 52-page document, these business cards direct members of the community to the URL where they can find information ranging from theft prevention to interesting  cyling trails.The handbook can be found here. 

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Spotlight: The Yale School of Public Health Mace

In 2001, the commencement mace for the Yale School of Public Health made its debut. Designed by Gail Leavitt a media specialist and technical illustrator for Yale Media Services, the final mace underwent a few changes from the design stage (depicted on the left) to the final version (depicted on the right). Gail contributed to special projects and designed various items during her 15 year tenure at Yale, of which the most notable is the YSPH mace.

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