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Association of Yale Alumni Assembly: New Haven at 375

During the week leading up to the 130th Harvard-Yale Football Game, the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) will convene for its 73rd Assembly. YPPS produced the materials that alumni from the classes of 1938 to the recently graduated class of 2013 will use while meeting to celebrate the accomplishment of alumni and discussing the future of the university. This year the theme of the assembly is New Haven at 375.

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Yale and the Olympic Games

Elis have a strong record at the Olympics. With 200 alumni having competed since the second modern Olympic games in Paris in 1900, Yale has had more athletes represented at the games than many countries.

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Printing Presses: Keeping the Craft Alive in the Colleges

By the 1980s all twelve Yale residential college’s housed their own traditional printing presses. Thirty years later only Branford, Davenport and Jonathan Edwards continue to provide students with courses and the opportunity to use their printing pressesThe presses are experiencing a renaissance, Branford College considered repurposing the press in the basement with other facilities in 2011 but student support for the press resulted in the college its reopening after several years of being closed.

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Giving Back

The holidays are here! For the fourth year in a row, the staff at 25 Science Park and 344 Winchester will hold a basket raffle to raise funds to bring some holiday cheer to the Wexler-Grant Elementary School. This year, baskets (see pictures above) were provided by a record number of Yale departments and some individual staff members. On November 15, tickets will be drawn.The proceeds from the fundraising efforts, which also included a bake sale, will go toward age-appropriate holiday gifts, goodie bags containing fun treats, and a hat and gloves for each child.

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International Collaboration

Delegates from Russian universities toured Ithaca College, MIT, the University of Rochester and Yale in order to meet with leaders from the offices of alumni relations, institutional development and printing and mailing operations to discuss how their American counterparts are seeking alternative revenue in higher education.During the tour the delegation visited Yale Printing & Publishing. Read more about the visit in this month’s edition of In-Plant here.

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Infographics & Yale Hockey

In the world of print and media we are constantly finding new ways to represent data and figures. Sometimes this data is very complex–as is the case with sports statistics.The following infographic was designed by Rachel Needle, the Rollins Fellow for the Office of the Yale University Printer in anticipation of a new season for the 2013 National Champion Bulldogs. For information more about the process she used to develop the infographic please follow the University Printer’s blog Y Design here.  

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Commemorating Our Community

At YPPS we keep a wall dedicated to our retirees and long service staff. It’s the first thing you see as you enter our offices at 344 Winchester. The wall commemorates those employees who have retired as well as those that have provided a lengthy career of service. We look forward to continuing this strong tradition. 

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Happy Halloween!

Ephemera has long been an important part of print culture. Invitations for events and holiday cards are collected and kept for decades-at a place with such a storied history like Yale University these timeless pieces are particularly a hot commodity. YPPS had the pleasure of designing the following invitations for President Peter Salovey and Marta Moret’s Halloween party–a Yale tradition.  

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Orange is the New Black

The color orange has taken the Yale campus and New Haven by storm in the last few weeks. Along with brilliant oranges the leaves have changed to bright yellows and deep reds for what has seemed to be the longest autumn we’ve had in recent memory. The color orange is associated with the autumn season, being the color of pumpkins and leaves undergoing the change of seasons.

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Remembering Alvin Eisenman: Founder of Yale’s Graduate Program in Graphic Design

Alvin Eisenman, a graphic designer who founded Yale’s graduate program in graphic design — the first of its kind in the United States — passed away on September 3, 2013.

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