YALE UNIVERSITY NEWS



The Week Ender: June 2018
In addition to the many ongoing exhibits in the museums and galleries, June is a great time to enjoy a tour, a movie, music, and theater.


Doctors care for family members, too, when patients are in ICU
Better communication between the medical team and families can make a difference, according to Yale Medicine.


Lightweight crew preparing for national championship
Nineowers and coxswains are training for the annual IRA National Championship Regatta being held June 1-2 at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, NY.


Online program outperforms standard addiction treatment
In a new study, a web-based program called CBT4CBT produced better addiction recovery outcomes than both group therapy and individual behavior therapy.


National champions: Bulldogs knock off Duke 13-11 for NCAA title
The Bulldogs racked up their 17th win (a school record) to capture Yale's first NCAA Lacrosse National Championship.


Where the brain processes spiritual experiences
Yale scientists have identified a possible neurobiological home for the spiritual experience — the sense of connection to something greater than oneself.


The Supreme Court’s arbitration ruling undercuts the court system
There is no excuse for those in the business of justice — judges, on courts — to put up barriers to courts.


University landscapes: an opportunity for agroforestry
The Yale Agroforestry Collaborative explores how the university’s landscape — and the broader environment — can be made more multifunctional and interactive.


Yale team awarded for soft robot that can carry its own power supply
Professor Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio and her team received recognition at an international conference for a soft robot that can lift 200 times its own weight.


Taking the embarrassment out of health problems
Yale Medicine explores why discussing potentially embarrassing symptoms with your doctor may be the only way to get the treatment you need.


Scientists look to systems approach for next generation of cancer research
2018 Systems Biology Institute Symposium featured representatives from Yale and other research institutions to better understand how cancer harms the body.


Modern birds evolved from ground-dwelling ancestor, after asteroid hit
The asteroid the killed off the dinosaurs may have cleared the way for a ground-dwelling common ancestor of modern birds to thrive, according to new research.


Moses Mendelssohn’s Hebrew Writings
Edward Breuer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and David Sorkin, the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History (Yale University Press)


‘Ladies First’ exhibit at Peabody spotlights women in STEM
The exhibit, which highlights two dozen pioneering female doctors, scientists, and engineers, was curated by the Peabody’s EVOLUTIONS Afterschool Program


Study examines the rise of plaque in arteries
A new Yale study looks at how arterial plaque forms at a molecular level, and may help produce targeted treatments for heart disease and stroke prevention.


‘We put our faith in you’: a call for leadership in a world of injustices
Dean Indy Burke told graduates of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies that the world needs their leadership in this "time of outrage."


SOM Insights: Marissa King on the cost of loneliness
King, an expert on social networks, discusses the impact of loneliness in the workplace.


Yale Press Blog: Why do we sleep?
Despite the thousands of experiments scientists have performed to study sleep, no one has been able to declare with certainty why all lifeforms need sleep.


What makes us well? Diversity, health care, and cycling to work matter
Among 77 community attributes, diversity, access to health care, and public transit stand out in a new study as being strongly tied to self-reported well-being.


SOM Insights: Could better predictions improve end-of-life care?
Better understanding of the end of life could promote patient welfare by transferring more people from aggressive interventions to hospice care.


Jackson Institute for Global Affairs celebrates Class of 2018 graduates
Graduates were celebrated Monday with a ceremony and lunch at Horchow Hall. The Institute awarded 28 M.A. degrees and one M.A.S. degree in Global Affairs.


Material culture teach-in explores the power of making
Based on the theme “Resilience and Reconciliation,” a three-day teach-in at Yale sought to explore the bonds between objects, art, healing, and reflection.


Slideshow: ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 2018
The joint military commissioning ceremony honoring the graduates of ROTC at Yale was held on May 21. Ambassador Ryan Crocker gave the commissioning address.


On Color
David Scott Kastan, the George M. Bodman Professor of English, and Stephen Farthing, artist (Yale University Press)


Highlights from Yale Commencement 2018
Yale’s 317th Commencement took place on Monday, May 21 on Old Campus. Here are some of the highlights.