|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.|