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Yale History Timeline: 2000 - 2009

2000 - 2008


2000 Kurt Schmoke, BA 1971, appointed to the Yale Corporation in 1989, became first African-American Senior Fellow of the Yale Corporation.
2000-2001 Yale Tercentennial celebrated. Yale announced $1 billion investment in science and medicine.
Apr 2 2001 Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies announced.
Jul 1 2002 Maya Lin term as an Alumni Fellow of the Yale Corporation began--first artist to serve on the Yale Corporation and the first Asian American woman trustee in Yale's history.
May 21 2003 Bombing at Law School.
2003 Art Gallery renovation began.
Dec 2004 Professional students and graduate students in languages, the humanities, and the social sciences agreed to form a union.
Oct 10 2005 Daniel L. Malone Engineering Center dedicated; designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates.
Apr 26 2006 President Hu Jintao of China visited Yale.
Sep 30 2006 Yale Tomorrow, a five-year $3 billion campaign launched.  Campaign later increased to $3.5 billion, with $3.881 billion raised.
2007 School of Management revamped curriculum.
Jun 13 2007 Yale announced the purchase of the 20-building, 136-acre research campus straddling West Haven and Orange, Connecticut, vacated by Bayer HealthCare.  Acquisition completed in September.  Facility renamed West Campus.
Jul 2007 Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg filmed scenes on campus and in New Haven for the next Indiana Jones movie.
Oct 19 2007 Bass Library, formerly Cross Campus Library, opened after a one-year renovation program.  Renamed for donors Anne T. and Robert M. Bass ’71.
Jun 7 2008  Yale announced the Corporation's authorization to build two new residential colleges near the base of Science Hill.
Nov 8 2008 Rudolph Hall, formerly the Art & Architecture Building, dedicated.  Renovation designed by Charles Gwathmey.
Nov 8 2008 Newly constructed Jeffrey Loria Center for the History of Art dedicated.  Designed by Charles Gwathmey.
2008 Yale announced the decision to create School of Engineering and Applied Science.


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