June 2017 News

O.C. Marsh Lecture Hall

June 14, 2017
The first gift for the Yale Science Building has been made by Edward P. Bass ’67. The $10 million leadership gift is in honor of Othniel Charles (O.C.) Marsh, a pioneering professor of vertebrate paleontology at Yale and one of the founding figures of Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History. The O.C. Marsh Lecture Hall will be the largest on campus, includes generous, multifunctional lobby space, and be adjacent to a spacious pavilion that is expected to be a magnet for students and faculty engaged in study and informal interactions.

Yale Affirms Commitment to Progress on Climate Change

June 6, 2017
President Peter Salovey announced on June 5 that Yale has joined with 11 other major research universities in affirming their commitment to the concerted action, consistent with the Paris Agreement, needed to address the grave challenge of climate change.   “Yale remains steadfast in its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb climate change—among the gravest challenges our world faces in the 21st century,” Salovey stated in a message. “Yale is dedicated to pursuing these goals through outstanding research, scholarship, and teaching. Furthermore, we will continue our efforts to build a sustainable, environmentally responsible campus that is a model for other communities.”