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YALE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION


Yale University is located in New Haven, Connecticut and is a private college. Yale University is a four year college and offers Bachelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, and a number of different programs and courses.

Yale University is in a relatively urban area (in or near a city), which may be something you prefer if you like a city lifestyle as a student.

Yale University does not have a rolling admission policy, and you will want to make sure that you get your application in before December 31.

Yale University is a medium-sized college with an average enrollment of around 11,483 students.

Yale University accepts about 10% of its applicants on average, and 41% of the students receive some sort of financial aid for college at Yale University.

If you are looking for more information on financial aid at Yale University, you can may want to contact Caesar Storlazzi, who is the Director of University Financial Aid at Yale University. You may also qualify for free grants for college in Connecticut to attend Yale University.

You may also need to take one or more of the following tests to qualify for admission at Yale University:

  • SAT

If you are interested in joining the Army, Yale University does have an ROTC Army program that is available for attending students.

If you are interested in joining the Air Force, Yale University does have an ROTC Air Force program that is available for attending students.

Yale University offers the following extracurricular activities to its students:

  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Jazz Band
  • Literary Magazine
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Music Theater
  • Opera
  • Pep Band
  • Radio Station
  • Sports
  • Student Film
  • TV Station
  • Yearbook

You may want to brush up on your ACT preparation as well, because the average ACT score for students that are entering Yale University is 32.

Don't forget to study for the SAT, because the average SAT score for students that are entering Yale University is 1480.

Do a lot of students come from out of state to attend Yale University? Well, about 93% of the student body at Yale University comes from outside the state of Connecticut.

Do a lot of the students at Yale University live on campus? Well, about 100% live on campus, while 0% live off campus and commute to school every day.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT YALE UNIVERSITY

Yale University Address:


P.O. Box 208234
New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8234
Phone: 203-432-4771
Fax: 203-432-9392
Web Site: http://www.yale.edu

Yale University admission closing date:


December 31

Does Yale University offer Associate's degrees?


No

Does Yale University offer Bachelor's degrees?


Yes

Does Yale University offer Master's degrees?


Yes

Does Yale University offer Doctoral degrees?


Yes

Yale University graduation rate:


96%

Yale University retention rate:


98%

Yale University average ACT score:


32

Yale University average SAT score:


1480

Yale University tuition cost (estimate):


$33,030



Financial Aid is available only to those who qualify.

Yale University room & board cost (estimate):


$10,020

Is Yale University a private college?


Yes

Is Yale University a coed college?


Yes

Yale University school calendar:


Semester

Is Yale University a 2 year or 4 year college?


4 Years
Please Note: Length of programs pertain to finishing programs in normal time.

Yale University enrollment:


11,483 Students

Percentage of applicants accepted to Yale University


10%

Percentage of students at Yale University receiving financial aid:


41%

Percentage of African American students:


7.9%

Percentage of Native American students:


0.8%

Percentage of Asian students:


13.3%

Percentage of Hispanic students:


5.9%

Percentage of Caucasian students:


51.5%

Percentage of students living on campus:


100%





Other Activities Nearby:


Golf Courses in New Haven


Data provided by Data-lists.com Universities and Colleges Database. Data last updated on 2007-10-18.

YALE UNIVERSITY IN CONNECTICUT GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

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Academic Competitiveness (AC) Grant Program

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program

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YALE UNIVERSITY NEWS

Yale, other universities filed amicus brief in case upholding injunction against Muslim travel ban
Yale News
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“YES!” at the School of Architecture celebrates the work of its graduating students
Yale News
The Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) will present the work of graduate and undergraduate architecture students from the 2016-2017 academic year in “YES!” — this year’s annual year-end show. The work on display demonstrates a wide range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, formal, and...


Optic probes shed light on binge-eating
Yale News
Activating neurons in an area of the brain not previously associated with feeding can produce binge-eating behavior in mice, a new Yale study finds.


Concerts, festivals, tennis, fireworks, and more to highlight summer in the city
Yale News
From concerts on the Green by the Stylistics and Sheila E, to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, the Connecticut Open tennis tournament, Shakespeare in the Park, Fourth of July fireworks, and much more — New Haven will be a hub of activity this summer.


Peabody’s ‘Beauty and the Beetle’: Art and photos show insects’ ‘marvels’
Yale News
 “Beauty and the Beetle: Coleoptera in Art and Science,” an exhibit that aims to inspire an appreciation of the Earth’s most diverse denizens, opens Saturday, May 27 at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.


The Week Ender: Happenings May 26-28
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Ed Bass names new lecture hall for Yale’s O.C. Marsh
Yale News
The state-of-the-art, 500-seat lecture hall will be a premier part of the new Yale Science Building, now under construction — just one of a series of projects designed to transform Science Hill and make it a more integral part of the Yale campus.


Study: Targeted conservation could protect more of Earth’s biodiversity
Yale News
A new study finds that major gains in global biodiversity can be achieved if an additional 5% of land is set aside to protect key species.


Book: The Imprint of Congress
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Can better tech improve doctor-patient conversations? A case study with CAT scans in the ER
Yale News
A Yale-led team of researchers have developed an electronic application tool that puts patients at the center of a decision about an overused medical test: the CAT or CT scan. If it pans out in wider pilot testing, the innovative app could inform the way that health technology tools are developed and used by physicians and patients.


Yale’s 316th Commencement had rain, ‘thunder,’ Stevie Wonder (and more things wonderful)
Yale News
A light rain fell on and off throughout Yale’s outdoor Commencement ceremony on the Old Campus on May 22, and there was even a bit of “thunder” — in the form of applause and music only.


Outstanding students honored at Class Day
Yale News
Thirteen graduating seniors were honored on Class Day with awards for their academic and athletic accomplishments and for their character.


Class Day speech by baseball's Theo Epstein
Yale News
Theo Epstein ’95, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball and former general manager of the Boston Red Sox, was the featured speaker at the 2017 Senior Class Day ceremony on May 21. Read a transcript of his speech.


For Class Day, Epstein has a message of unity from baseball’s promised land
Yale News
Baseball’s greatest curse-buster returned to Yale to give the Class of 2017 some advice about making the most out of life’s rain delays.


Dean's Baccalaureate readings: 'What is Community?'
Yale News
In keeping with tradition, Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway presented readings at the 2017 Baccalaureate ceremony, held in Woolsey Hall.


‘Sticky’ particles promise more precise drug delivery for brain cancer
Yale News
A Yale research team has found that by tinkering with the surface properties of drug-loaded nanoparticles, they can potentially direct these particles to specific cells in the brain.


Beverly Gage named the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy
Yale News
Beverly Gage, newly named as the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, is a historian of 20th-century American politics and society. Her appointment will be effective July 1.


The once-‘impossible’ becomes cause for celebration for student war veteran
Yale News
When he graduated high school in Rochester, New York more than a decade ago, Adrian Hale watched the class valedictorian give a speech and thought, “That could be me.”


At Bethpage, as at Yale, Nearon to promote equity, inclusion, and access
Yale News
Michelle Nearon, associate dean for graduate student development and diversity at Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed the first female chair of the board at Bethpage Federal Credit Union in Bethpage, New York.


Markus Rathey appointed the Tangeman Professor in the Practice of Music History
Yale News
Markus Rathey, newly appointed as the Robert S. Tangeman Professor in the Practice of Music History, is a specialist in the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, 17th and 18th century music, and the relationship between music, religion, and politics during the Enlightenment.


Ingrid Nembhard named the Hiscock Professor of Public Health
Yale News
Ingrid M. Nembhard, newly named as the Ira Vaughn Hiscock Associate Professor of Public Health, focuses her research on organizational learning in health care, with an emphasis on understanding the effects of intra- and inter-organizational relationships, leadership behavior, team learning strategies, and project management on quality improvement efforts and clinical outcomes


Dr. Fred Gorelick designated the Binder Professor of Internal Medicine
Yale News
Dr. Fred Sanford Gorelick, newly designated as the Henry J. and Joan W. Binder Professor of Internal Medicine, focuses his research on the mechanisms that initiate pancreatitis, a severe inflammatory disease that causes death in up to 5% of patients.


Yale announces Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking
Yale News
A major donation by an alumnus of Yale College and Yale Law School will support the construction, launch, and programs of the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY).


Introducing the new Wright Lab, where physics takes on the universe’s biggest questions
Yale News
Yale’s Wright Lab has been re-imagined as a nimble nexus for creating the sophisticated instruments that will transform science in the decades to come.


The Gruber Foundation awards $1.5 million in prizes to three top scientists
Yale News
The Gruber Foundation will award $1.5 million to an astronomer who explores populations of distant stars, a biologist who investigates how cells repair damaged DNA, and a neuroscientist who studies the formation of synapses that facilitate sight, the foundation announced May 17.


Commencement #Yale2017: Events to celebrate the newest graduates
Yale News
Yale will celebrate its 316th Commencement with three days of activities Saturday-Monday, May 20-22.


Building a better ‘bot’: artificial intelligence helps human groups
Yale News
Artificial intelligence doesn’t have to be super-sophisticated to make a difference in people’s lives, according to a new Yale University study. Even “dumb AI” can help human groups.


Update on UNITE HERE Local 33 Actions
Yale News
A group of graduate students affiliated with UNITE HERE Local 33 is seeking to pressure Yale University to abandon its legal appeal of an unprecedented decision by a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Unlike other unions that have tried to organize graduate students at other universities, UNITE HERE is the only union to attempt a controversial strategy of micro-unit organizing in a handful of academic departments. This tactic has denied over 90% of Yale doctoral students the right to vote in union elections.


Conference marks three decades of International Security Studies at Yale
Yale News
A conference on May 12 and 13 celebrated three decades of the International Security Studies and honored its long-time director,  Paul Kennedy.


Yale People: Economist Costas Arkolakis prizes cross-disciplinary approach
Yale News
In the course of his research, Yale economist Costas Arkolakis often utilizes tools and methods from mathematics and other scientific disciplines, such as physics and computer science. This approach has proven fruitful: Arkolakis recently received the 2017 Bodossaki Foundation Distinguished Young Scientists Award for social-economic sciences


Class of 2021 is one for the record books
Yale News
The incoming Class of 2021 will be largest and most diverse in Yale’s history, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeremiah Quinlan has announced. With the opening of Benjamin Franklin and Pauli Murray colleges this August, the class will be approximately 200 students larger than in recent years.


Yale People: Economist prizes cross-disciplinary approach
Yale News
In the course of his research, Yale economist Costas Arkolakis often utilizes tools and methods from mathematics and other scientific disciplines, such as physics and computer science.


Air Force ROTC cadets win national internships, scholarships
Yale News
Two cadets in Yale's Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps received offers for competitive national internships, and a third won an academic scholarship through sister organizations the Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings.


In memoriam: Jerry A. Warren, oversaw facilities renovation
Yale News
Jerry A. Warren, formerly associate vice president of Yale facilities construction and renovation, died on May 13 after a long battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.


Robert Post designated Sterling Professor of Law
Yale News
Robert C. Post, newly named as Sterling Professor of Law, focuses his research on constitutional law, the First Amendment, legal history, and constitutional theory. His appointment will be effective July 1.


Karen Seto appointed the Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science
Yale News
Karen C. Seto, newly appointed as the Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science, focuses her research on the human transformation of land and the links between urbanization, global change, and sustainability.


Fabrizio Zilibotti is the Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics
Yale News
Fabrizio Zilibotti, newly named as the Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics, focuses his research on economic growth and development, political economy, macroeconomics, and the economic development of China. His appointment will be effective July 1.


Social contagion in the exam room: Peer influence and cancer surgeons’ use of breast MRI
Yale News
A new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has found that surgeons’ use of a new imaging test is influenced by the practice style of their peers.


Gladiator games: Biodiversity can offer protection to weaker species
Yale News
If you pit a pair of gladiators, one strong and one weak, against each other, the stronger competitor will defeat the weak. But if you add in additional competitors of varying strength levels, even the weakest competitors might be able to survive — if only because they’re able to find a quiet corner to hide.


Yale Center for British Art journal honored for excellence in open-access digital media
Yale News
British Art Studies, an open-access digital journal jointly published by the Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, has won a gold-level MUSE award from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).


Peabody Museum to oversee Yale Babylonian Collection
Yale News
The Yale Babylonian Collection will undergo a series of changes intended to enhance its use and conservation, and to expand access to one of the world’s leading assemblages of cuneiform tablets and other ancient Near Eastern artifacts.


Macrophages need two signals to begin healing process
Yale News
In the immune system, macrophages act not only as soldiers responding to invading pathogens but also help rebuild the injured tissue once the infection is defeated. A new study by Yale Medical School researchers published in the journal Science show how they accomplish this seemingly unrelated task. 


Alex Dreier named senior v.p. of institutional affairs, senior counsel to president
Yale News
Alex Dreier, vice president and general counsel, will take on two additional roles — senior vice president for institutional affairs and senior counselor to the president — President Peter Salovey announced on May 10.


Life expectancy for HIV patients has increased by 10 years in U.S. and Europe
Yale News
Life expectancy for 20-year-olds initiating treatment for HIV has increased by about a decade in the European Union and North America since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy in the mid-1990s, according to a study co-authored by Yale researcher Dr. Amy Justice and published in The Lancet HIV.


The Week Ender: Happenings May 12-14
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Yale to participate in 200th anniversary of Cornwall Foreign Mission School
Yale News
The Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) will join residents of Cornwall, Connecticut to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Cornwall Foreign Mission School on June 17 and 18. The bicentennial celebration is intended to foster community dialogue, respect for intercultural relationships, and a deeper understanding of collective history. 


James Hepokoski designated the Moses Professor of Music
Yale News
James Hepokoski, newly designated as the Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Music, is a specialist in symphonic and chamber music from the 18th to the 20th centuries, with particular expertise in musical style and its political and cultural implications.


John Peters appointed the inaugural María Rosa Menocal Professor of English
Yale News
John Durham Peters, newly appointed as the inaugural María Rosa Menocal Professor of English, is a media historian and social theorist.


Francesca Trivellato named the Barton M. Biggs Professor of History
Yale News
Francesca Trivellato, newly named as the Barton M. Biggs Professor of History, is a historian of early modern Europe and the Mediterranean, whose interests revolve around a broad set of questions about the organization and the culture of the marketplace in the pre-industrial world.  


Dragomir Radev is the new Giamatti Professor of Computer Science
Yale News
Dragomir R. Radev, newly named as the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Computer Science, focuses his research on Natural Language Processing (NLP), information retrieval (IR), machine learning, and artificial intelligence.


Well-traveled tool shows early humans covered vast distances
Yale News
A new analysis of an obsidian scraper excavated in southern Syria during the 1930s demonstrates that, shortly after Neanderthals disappeared, modern humans covered far greater distances than previously known, according to archaeologists from Yale University and the University of Cologne.


Project ASSERT marks 17 years helping patients access drug and alcohol treatment
Yale News
Project ASSERT, a collaboration between the Emergency Department at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health, marked its 17th anniversary this spring.


Scott Wallace-Juedes named director of undergraduate financial aid.
Yale News
Scott Wallace-Juedes has been named director of undergraduate financial aid, following a national search, announced Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeremiah Quinlan and University Director of Financial Aid Caesar Storlazzi.


Book: The Evolution of Beauty
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Yale People: For Siobhan Thompson, making the world a better place is a family trait
Yale News
Siobhan Thompson was recently honored for 30 years of service to Yale, but she has had a connection to Yale for her whole life. 


New safety concerns identified for 1 in 3 FDA-approved drugs
Yale News
Nearly 1 out of every 3 drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have a new safety issue detected in the years after approval, says a Yale-led study.


Silverman named director of academic and educational affairs
Yale News
Joel Silverman, dean of Morse College, will assume the full-time position of director of academic and educational affairs beginning this summer, announced Mark Schenker, dean of academic affairs.


Study pinpoints key pathway in inflammation and aging
Yale News
In patients with colitis, a serious condition affecting the gut, the immune system turns against the body’s own microbes, causing inflammation. To combat this inflammation, scientists have focused in on a chemical signal known as IL-10. While it’s understood that IL-10 plays a critical role in controlling inflammation and preventing colitis, it’s not clear how.


Yale Commencement 2017: Stories, videos, and more
Yale News
Yale will celebrate its 316th graduation on May 22 following a weekend that will include speeches, prize presentations, senior class antics, and the awarding of honorary degrees, among other activities. Here you will find links to the Yale Broadcast & Media Center’s coverage of the Baccalaureate Address, Senior Class Day ceremony, and University Commencement — as well as to videos, stories, and photos about the event.


Campus community invited to join in Yale Day of Service May 13
Yale News
Whether they are preparing vegetables for a soup kitchen in Singapore, cleaning up a creek in Alaska, hosting a day of discovery for young refugees in London, or planting trees in New Haven, alumni around the world will give back to their communities on Saturday, May 13 during the ninth annual Yale Day of Service.


Council of the Heads of Colleges honors outstanding juniors
Yale News
Thirteen Yale College juniors received honors from the Council of the Heads of Colleges in recognition of their scholarship, contributions to college life, and their character. 


Yale, University College London extend doctoral student exchange agreement
Yale News
Yale and the University College London (UCL) celebrated the extension of an exchange agreement between the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and UCL’s Doctoral School at an event on May 2 in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.


'Happiness' abounds at Beinecke’s gardens and bird-watching exhibits
Yale News
They say you can’t buy happiness, but visitors will find it in abundance in “Happiness: The Writer in the Garden,” the Beinecke Library’s latest special exhibition, on view May 5-Aug. 12 with the companion exhibition, “Bird-Watching.”


Multi-generational drama set in the Everglades wins the Yale Drama Series Prize
Yale News
One of the theater world’s most prestigious playwriting prizes, the Yale Drama Series Prize, will be given to Jacqueline Goldfinger for her play “Bottle Fly.”


Yale history meets ROTC excellence at President’s Review
Yale News
Cadets and midshipmen in Yale’s Air Force and Navy ROTC programs donned their dress uniforms and their best military manner as they paraded in formation before friends and family members at the President’s Review held on May 3. After the ceremony, Yale’s military past and its present came together for a brief moment.


Interpreting Maya myths through art: Q&A with Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos
Yale News
In “Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya,” Chinchilla Mazariegos uses sources from across Mesoamerica to fill gaps between written sources and ancient Maya artworks.


New biomarkers help predict outcomes in diabetic kidney disease
Yale News
A team of researchers led by professor of medicine Dr. Chirag Parikh in collaboration a group at Icahn School of Health at Mount Sinai has recently made strides that could lead to improved diagnostics and treatment plans for diabetic kidney disease.


Researchers catch up on each other’s work at forum
Yale News
From neutrinos to fly vision to follicle regeneration, university researchers talked about a wide array of research at the Yale Science and Engineering Forum on May 3.


Scientist Enrique M. De La Cruz to be next head of Branford College
Yale News
Enrique M. De La Cruz, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, will serve as Branford’s next head of college for a five-year term, effective July 1, President Peter Salovey announced.


Yale historian Paul Freedman on the history of American restaurants and the ‘paradox’ of food
Yale News
How we eat is both ubiquitous and semi-invisible — it is everywhere around us, but we usually don’t think about it as a social marker. Food, however, lets us see who we are and who we are in the process of becoming, according to Yale historian Paul Freedman.


Why voters elect authoritarians: Q&A with political scientist Milan Svolik
Yale News
When democracies fail, they often do so gradually at the hands of elected leaders who enjoy robust support from voters, according to Milan Svolik, associate professor of political science at Yale. 


Update on graduate student unionization
Yale News
President Peter Salovey sent the following message to the campus community on May 3. I write to provide an update on the activities of UNITE HERE-Local 33, which seeks to represent the graduate student teaching fellows in 8 of the 56 departments in Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


The Week Ender: Happenings May 5-7
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Six faculty members are honored for undergraduate teaching excellence
Yale News
The six winners of the university’s top prizes recognizing undergraduate teaching excellence — Jacqueline Goldsby, Andrew Johnston, Gilbert Joseph, Nikhil Padmanabhan, Frances Rosenbluth, and Angela Lee-Smith — were honored at a ceremony on May 1.


Deans Vanderlick and Cooley among those honored by YSEA
Yale News
Yale deans Kyle Vanderlick and Lynn Cooley, faculty member Dr. Arthur Horwich, alumnus Jonathan Ayres, and outstanding undergraduates were honored at the 103rd annual meeting and awards dinner of the Yale Science & Engineering Association (YSEA), held on April 28 in the President’s Room at the Quinnipiack Club.


Students win fellowships for continuing study
Yale News
Yale undergraduate and graduate students are among the winners of National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowships, and Boren and Beinecke Scholarships.


Genetic basis of some cases of Tourette’s disorder discovered
Yale News
Researchers have discovered four genes that are associated with a higher risk of developing Tourette’s disorder, although variants in as many as 400 genes contribute to the origins of the complex neurological condition, which is marked by motor and vocal tics. A consortium of researchers from multiple institutions analyzed the protein-coding genes of more than 500 Tourette patients and unaffected parents and published the results May 3 in the journal Neuron


Study of blood vessel growth may open new pathway to therapies
Yale News
A new Yale-led study detailing how blood vessels develop could lead to novel treatments of cardiovascular diseases as well as cancer.


Four Yale professors elected to National Academy of Sciences
Yale News
Professors Robert Crabtree, Nicholas Read, Karen Seto, and Daniel Spielman have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.


Savings groups boost financial inclusion and women’s empowerment among rural poor, three-country study finds
Yale News
Savings groups popular in rural areas of developing countries — in which people pool money for saving and borrowing — empower women, increase business investment, and provide greater access to financial services, according to a three-country study released in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Talk to explore ‘The Science of a Perfect Weekend’
Yale News
“Eat, Play, Fun: The Science of a Perfect Weekend” is the topic of the final Science in the News presentation of the spring semester.


Jazz musician Willie Ruff retires, but it’s ‘show time’ for him in the South
Yale News
As a teenager in the army learning the French horn, Willie Ruff ’53M, ’54 M.M. was taught that “music don’t mean a thing unless it tells a story.” Though he will retire this May after 46 years on the School of Music faculty, the 85-year-old Ruff says he has no plans to stop telling stories through his music and teaching.


Partnership will advance work in precision medicine
Yale News
Top state officials joined Yale science and medicine leaders for a symbolic ribbon-cutting on May 1 to celebrate expansion of the Yale Center for Genome Analysis on West Campus and its role in a new precision health initiative launched in conjunction with Yale New Haven Health System.


Combination approach may help combat autism
Yale News
The hormone oxytocin, the so-called hug hormone or cuddle chemical, has more nicknames than proven medical uses. However, oxytocin may benefit children with autism spectrum disorders if receptors for opioids — brain chemicals activated by drugs such as heroin that tend to disconnect people socially — are also blocked, Yale researchers report the week of May 1 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Student documentary ‘Resettled’ looks at New Haven’s refugee community
Yale News
The student-created documentary “Resettled: New Haven’s Refugee Community” will be screened at Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in Rm. 102 of Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. The event is free and open to the public.


Amar, Hill, and Holloway honored for service to alumni
Yale News
Faculty members Akhil Amar, Charles Hill, and Jonathan Holloway were presented Howard R. Lamar Faculty Awards for Service to Alumni on April 28 at a luncheon hosted by the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA).


President’s Review of ROTC students to be held May 4
Yale News
Community members are invited to watch Yale’s ROTC Air Force cadets and Navy midshipmen as they parade in full uniform at the third annual President’s Review on Thursday, May 4, at 11 a.m. in Lee Amphitheater of Payne Whitney Gymnasium, 70 Tower Pkwy.


Sugar-craving crushed — in flies, at least
Yale News
Yale scientists have discovered ways to blunt the craving for sugar — in fruit flies, at least. A single pair of neurons in the throat of Drosophila act as a brake on consumption of sucrose, according to a new study published in April in the journal eLife.


‘I’m optimistic because of you,’ former Secretary of State John Kerry tells students
Yale News
The first thing former Secretary of State John Kerry ’66 did when the Obama administration was over was to join the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., he told a capacity crowd in Yale Law School’s Levinson Auditorium on April 27.


NYT photo editor Whitney Richardson to discuss ‘Evolution of the Media Industry’
Yale News
Whitney Richardson, photo editor for The New York Times, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, May 2 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. Her talk, “The Evolution of the Media Industry: A Photo Editor Perspective,” will take place at 2 p.m. in Green Hall, 1156 Chapel St. The talk is free and open to the public.


Chest physicians split on pros and cons of e-cigarettes
Yale News
Patients are asking their chest physicians about using e-cigarettes to quit smoking, but those physicians are divided about whether the products do more harm than good, according to a Yale-led study. The finding demonstrates the need for more research on e-cigarettes that will help physicians counsel their patients who smoke.


Plan early: International festival tickets are now available
Yale News
For those looking forward to attending the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, it’s not too soon to make plans: tickets are now available for events that require them.


TODAY: Noted social analyst and legal scholar to give the Henry L. Gates Jr. ’73 Lecture
Yale News
Dorothy E. Roberts, a noted social analyst and legal scholar, will deliver the Henry L. Gates Jr. ’73 Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 27.


Teacher and researcher Marvin Chun named dean of Yale College
Yale News
Marvin Chun, the Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology, professor of neuroscience, and former head of Berkeley College, will begin his five-year term on July 1.


April on the MacMillan Report
Yale News
Three visiting historians and a Yale scholar of modern Russian culture discussed their research in April on “The MacMillan Report,” a one-on-one interview show presented by Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.


Yale University statement on graduate student unionization
Yale News
During the past year, Local 33 of UNITE HERE, which is seeking to unionize students in several departments of the Graduate School, has held a number of protests and demonstrations on campus. Yale has fully respected those peaceful gatherings and the right of demonstrators to express their views — both pro and con — on the question of graduate student unionization.  However, actions this week by members of Local 33 raise concerns about the safety and well-being of the demonstrators and about their apparent disregard for longstanding university policies and principles regarding the appropriate time, place and manner for exercising freedom of expression. 


Book: A Thousand and One Fossils
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Bromwich and Mobarak awarded Carnegie Fellowships
Yale News
Professors David Bromwich and Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak have received 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships to fund their research projects.


Former ambassador Nicholas Burns to discuss Trump administration's foreign policy challenges
Yale News
Nicholas Burns, who served in the U.S. Foreign Service for 27 years, including two terms as ambassador, will present the George Herbert Walker Jr. Lecture in International Studies at Yale on Tuesday, May 2. Titled “The Trump Administration's Global Foreign Policy Challenges,” his talk will be delivered at 4:30 p.m. in Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. Sponsored by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, the talk is free and open to the public.


Yale Center for British Art building conservation architects recognized with Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation Award
Yale News
The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation has honored the New Haven architecture firm Knight Architecture LLC with the Connecticut Preservation Award for its work on the Yale Center for British Art building conservation project.


Author Ariel Sabar to discuss ‘The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’
Yale News
Ariel Sabar, award-winning author and journalist, will speak at Yale on Friday, May 5 at 4 p.m. as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. This event is co-sponsored by Archaia, Yale Divinity School,and the Classics Library.


Talk to explore ‘Being Queer in STEM’
Yale News
“Being Queer in STEM: An Interactive Discussion,” featuring scientist and writerJoseph Osmundson, will take place at Yale on Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m. as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Tick protein helps antibiotics combat MRSA super bug
Yale News
A protein derived from ticks enhances the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, according to a Yale-led study. The strategy of using the protein in combination with existing treatments can help address the growing challenge of antibiotic-resistant MRSA and other staph infections, the researchers said.


Summer Cabaret to feature ‘radical’ retellings of classic plays
Yale News
Provocative retellings of classical works will be featured during the Yale Summer Cabaret’s season, which has as its theme “Canon Balle.”


Overhand or underhand? Fast or slow? Study explores optimal throwing strategies
Yale News
Whether you’re pitching in a major league baseball game or tossing crumpled paper into the trash, the act of throwing is incredibly complex and usually subject to a trade-off between speed and accuracy. A Yale researcher’s new study looks at why this is


El Niño and the end of the global warming hiatus
Yale News
A new climate model developed by Yale scientists puts the “global warming hiatus” into a broader historical context and offers a new method for predicting global mean temperature.


Graduating medical school students to showcase their thesis research on May 2
Yale News
All departments at the School of Medicine will cancel their classes and conferences during the afternoon of Tuesday, May 2 so members of the community can attend Student Research Day, the annual showcase of thesis studies by members of the graduating class.


Book: Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Yale scientist Sandy Chang to oversee undergraduate STEM education
Yale News
Yale researcher Dr. Sandy Chang ’88 has joined the Yale College Dean's Office as assistant dean for science education, Dean Jonathan Holloway announced.


L.L.Bean to open at The Shops at Yale in summer 2018
Yale News
Internationally recognized outdoor retailer L.L.Bean — best known for its Bean Boot and customer service — will open at 272 Elm St. in the summer of 2018, representatives from The Shops at Yale and Yale University Properties announced on April 24.


Plan on a Planet Nine lecture this Saturday
Yale News
Get ready, Planet Nine — science is coming for you. Researchers at Yale and elsewhere are drawing tantalizingly close to finding the location of the much-discussed Planet Nine, a planet thought to be orbiting in a remote part of our solar system.


15 New Haven students admitted, and other Yale connections with the city’s public schools
Yale News
Yale College will welcome admitted students to New Haven for Bulldog Days beginning this Monday and lasting through Wednesday Bulldog Days offers hundreds of activities that allow those admitted to Yale to learn more about the experiences that await them if they choose to join the Class of 2021 entering this coming fall.


‘Voynich Symphony’ to premiere May 4 at Woolsey Hall
Yale News
The Voynich Manuscript’s inscrutable script and bizarre illustrations have stirred imaginations since bookseller Wilfred Voynich reintroduced the mysterious 15th-century cipher to the public a century ago. Hannah Lash, composer-in-residence at the New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO), has completed a symphony inspired by the manuscript’s enigmatic illustrations.


Family caregivers help with wider range of healthcare tasks than thought
Yale News
A Yale-led study finds that while many family caregivers assist older adults with serious health problems like dementia and disability, the majority aid adults without those issues. Caregivers are also helping with a much wider range of activities than previously thought, said the researchers.


‘Citizens, Thinkers, Writers’ caps first year, preps for second
Yale News
"Citizens, Thinkers, Writers: Reflecting on Civic Life," a residential summer program and school year mentorship program, is wrapping up its inaugural year and preparing for the sequel. 


Yale’s Dr. Patrick O’Connor partners with experts to address TV portrayals of addiction
Yale News
The annual number of opioid overdose deaths now exceeds those from car crashes and gun violence combined. Adolescents and young adults have been especially hard hit by this crisis, and negative media portrayals of them have not helped matters, says Yale’s Dr. Patrick O’Connor. To bring about change in this area, he recently collaborated with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Viacom, and the Entertainment Industries Council. 


Statement by Yale University regarding the Gandhi Prize
Yale News
A student organization reserved space for the awarding on April 23 of the Gandhi prize, which is given by an organization not affiliated with Yale.


Yale, New Haven honor those strengthening town-gown ties with Seton Elm-Ivy Awards
Yale News
This year's winners of Seton Elm-Ivy Awards include three individuals from New Haven who Elm Awards, three individuals and one graduate student group from Yale that received Ivy Awards, and one organization that received both Elm and Ivy awards because its members hail from both the university and the city.


Yale experts offer thoughts on ‘Science Under Siege’
Yale News
As thousands of scientists around the world prepared for the April 22 March for Science, a trio of top Yale professors shared their views in a Poynter Fellowship symposium on truth, trust, and science in the modern age.


Message from President Salovey about federal research funding
Yale News
President Peter Salovey sent the following message to the Yale community on April 21: As scientists gather this weekend to increase awareness of the value of science in improving lives and spurring economic growth, I write to express my support for scientists and scholars working at Yale, in the United States, and around the world. ...


Dr. Clifford Bogue on future breakthroughs in pediatric research
Yale News
Advances in pediatric research have significantly reduced deaths and improved the quality of life for children and families worldwide. Researchers are now poised to achieve even greater medical accomplishments, according to an article co-authored by Dr. Clifford Bogue, professor and interim chair of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine.


Science journalists featured in Poynter Fellowship event
Yale News
The Yale Science Journalism Symposium, hosted by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, will take place on Friday, April 21. 


And then there were six (Yale Guggenheim winners)
Yale News
The saying that bad news travels faster than good news may explain the delayed arrival of the really good news that a total of six Yale affiliates received 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships.


Yale Rep’s new season to offer audiences ‘vital perspectives on the world’
Yale News
A political “masterpiece” and debuts of two works based on classic novels are among the five plays that will be staged as part of the Yale Repertory Theatre’s 2017-2018 season. The season opens with “An Enemy of the People,” by Henrik Ibsen, newly translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh,...


‘Genetic scalpel’ can manipulate the microbiome, Yale study shows
Yale News
The gut microbiome is crucial to health, encompassing bacterial communities that possess a hundred times more genes than the human genome. Its complexity has hampered investigation of possible roles of the microbiome in a host of maladies, including infectious and autoimmune diseases, obesity, and even behavioral disorders.


The Week Ender: Happenings April 21-23
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


New Yale award honors 20 high school juniors nationwide for community engagement
Yale News
Twenty high school juniors have been honored as the first recipients of the Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement. The award honors emerging leaders who have distinguished themselves through a record of creative leadership and public service, academic distinction, interdisciplinary problem solving, and experience addressing societal issues.


Students build bridges with Native Hawaiian youth on spring break exchange
Yale News
Native culture and history were the focus of the Spring Break Hawaii Cultural Exchange, held March 12-19 over Yale’s spring break. The Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) and the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) worked closely with indigenous leaders and schools to bring 14 members of YIPAP and NACC to the island of Hawaii for workshops, discussions, and site visits.


Ten Yalies receive Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Yale News
Yale students or alumni comprise 10 of the 30 recipients of 2017 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States.


A once forgotten element holds promise for the future of electronics
Yale News
Discovered more than 100 years ago, black phosphorus was soon forgotten when there was no apparent use for it. In what may prove to be one of the great comeback stories of electrical engineering, it now stands to play a crucial role in the future of electronic and optoelectronic devices.


Book: Locking Up Our Own
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Connecticut Medal of Science goes to Yale’s Robert Schoelkopf
Yale News
Yale’s Robert Schoelkopf, Sterling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics and director of the Yale Quantum Institute, was awarded the 2017 Connecticut Medal of Science for his seminal contributions to the field of quantum science and to the new field of circuit quantum electrodynamics.


Ten Yalies receive Paul & Saisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Yale News
Yale students or alumni comprise 10 of the 30 recipients of 2017 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States.


Amy Hungerford named the Bird White Housum Professor of English
Yale News
Amy Hungerford, newly named as the Bird White Housum Professor of English, is a literary scholar, teacher, and critic who specializes in 20th- and 21st-century American literature, especially the period since 1945.


Yale study named a top-10 innovative project by Clinical Research Forum
Yale News
A research project led by Yale School of Medicine professor Harlan Krumholz and then-medical student Emily Bucholz has been recognized with a Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award by the Clinical Research (CR) Forum, a national organization of senior researchers and thought leaders from the nation’s leading academic health centers.


Book: American Covenant
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


2017 tennis tournament to open with sports legend Martina Navratilova
Yale News
On the evening of Monday, Aug. 21, the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies will welcome alumni, students, faculty, and staff to the second annual Yale Opening Night Ceremony.


Students awarded Light Fellowships for language study in East Asia
Yale News
The Richard U. Light Fellowship Program has announced that 136 Yale students will receive full funding to attend intensive language programs in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan in 2017-2018.


John Fabian Witt named next head of Davenport College
Yale News
John Fabian Witt, the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law and professor of history, has been named Davenport’s next head of college for a five-year term, effective July 1, President Peter Salovey announced.


Talk to feature Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf and journalist Bob Woodward
Yale News
A conversation about “The Future of U.S. Pakistan Relations” will take place between General Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan, and award-winning journalist Bob Woodward ’65 on Monday, April 24. It is co-sponsored by the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the Yale School of Management.


Festival of African arts and culture returns to Yale for third year
Yale News
The Africa Salon, a festival celebrating contemporary African arts and culture, returns to Yale for its third year this April 21-22.


‘Kerry Conversation’ rescheduled for April 27
Yale News
The inaugural “Kerry Conversation” with former Secretary of State John Kerry has been rescheduled for 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 in the Law School’s Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St.


Yale researchers to discuss ‘Science Under Siege’ in the Internet Age
Yale News
A panel on “Truth in the Internet Age: Science Under Siege” on Thursday, April 20 will bring together three Yale researchers to discuss the difficulties facing scientists in a mistrustful and partisan age. The event, sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale, will take place at 7 p.m. in Rm. 114 of Sheffield-Sterling-Stratchona Hall, 1 Prospect St. It is free and open to the public.


Yale Center for British Art celebrates its 40th year
Yale News
The Yale Center for British Art will celebrate its 40th year with a special event on Tuesday, April 18.


Yale Rep concludes 50th anniversary season with world premiere of ‘remarkably powerful and compassionate’ play
Yale News
The Yale Repertory Theatre will conclude its 50th anniversary season with the world premiere of “Mary Jane,” a play by Amy Herzog.


Portrait honors Mary Miller’s tenure as Yale College dean
Yale News
A portrait of former Yale College Dean Mary Miller ’81 Ph.D. was installed in the Faculty Room of Connecticut Hall on April 12, taking its place alongside images of seven individuals who once held that post.


The Week Ender: Happenings April 14-16
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Grad students bring together professionals, high school students at STEM career fair
Yale News
Yale graduate students hosted a STEM Profession Career Fair for local high school students on April 11 at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven.


In conversation: Recently penned book by Philip Gorski explores the history of the ‘American Civil Religion’
Yale News
In his recently published book, “American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present,” Yale professor Philip Gorski explores how the American tradition has both sacred and secular sources and how those sources have been entwined since the founding of New England and the United States.


Mike Peel retiring as V.P. for human resources and administration
Yale News
Janet Lindner, who has been Peel's deputy vice president for eight years, has been promoted and will assume Peel's responsibilities.


Internationally recognized Somalian humanitarians are next Chubb Fellows
Yale News
Noted humanitarian Dr. Hawa Abdi Diblaawe will visit the campus on Tuesday, April 18 under the auspices of the Chubb Fellowship. She will be joined by her daughter, Dr. Deqo Mohamed, who was a fall 2016 Yale Greenberg World Fellow.


Yale alumna software engineer to give Women in Tech talk
Yale News
Alumna and former ITS staff member Jen Bourey will be the guest speaker at a Women in Tech talk at noon on Thursday, April 20 in Rm. 125 of 25 Science Park, located at 150 Munson St. The talk is free and open to the public.


Make that four Yale Guggenheim winners
Yale News
The good news that three Yale faculty members won 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships has turned out to be even better news. Byron King, senior critic at Yale School of Art, has also won the prestigious award.


Ban on trans fats in diet may reduce heart attacks and stroke
Yale News
People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a study led by a Yale researcher.


Yale College creates new neuroscience major
Yale News
Yale College undergraduates for the first time can choose neuroscience as a major. The new major was developed through a joint effort by the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) and the Department of Psychology.


Festival to feature works by student filmmakers from Yale, around the world
Yale News
Short works by university-level filmmakers from around the world — including about a dozen from Yale — will be showcased April 17-22 during the Yale Student Film Festival.


Undergraduates win Van Sinderen Prizes for their book collections
Yale News
Yale senior Alexander Jacobson of Saybrook College and sophomore Alexa Derman of Berkeley College have been named winners of this year’s Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes. 


Statement by Yale University on Local 33 and the National Labor Relations Board process
Yale News
Local 33 has sent President Peter Salovey eight letters inviting him to eight separate meetings on April 12 to begin collective bargaining over union contracts with teaching fellows in eight academic departments. Yale respectfully notes that this request is premature because the legal questions raised by Local 33’s unprecedented “micro-unit” strategy remain unanswered.


Memorial service for Dr. Howard Blue on April 21
Yale News
There will be a celebration of the life and career of Dr. Howard Blue, the deputy director of mental health and counseling at Yale Health, on Friday, April 21.


James Rothman appointed Sterling Professor of Cell Biology
Yale News
James E. Rothman, newly appointed as a Sterling Professor of Cell Biology, is one of the world's most distinguished biochemists and cell biologists. For his work on how molecular messages are transmitted inside and outside of human cells, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2013.


Daeyeol Lee named the Duberg Professor of Neuroscience
Yale News
Daeyeol Lee, newly named as the Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience, focuses his research on the brain mechanisms of decision-making, in particular the role of the prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia in reinforcement learning and economic choices.


Alumni worldwide electing representative to Yale Board of Trustees
Yale News
Yale alumni around the globe will cast their ballots in the coming weeks to elect a new alumni fellow to serve on the Yale Board of Trustees, also known as the Yale Corporation. This year’s nominees are Roger Lee ’94 B.A. and Kate Walsh ’77 B.A., ’79 M.P.H.


Conference to explore future of humanitarianism and refugee studies
Yale News
The Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale will host a conference on “The Next Generation of Humanitarianism and Refugee Studies: Challenges & Opportunities.”


Timothy Snyder appointed the inaugural Richard C. Levin Professor of History
Yale News
Timothy D. Snyder, newly appointed as the inaugural Richard C. Levin Professor of History, is a renowned historian who specializes in the history of Central and Eastern Europe.


Science Diplomats to discuss ‘Three Ways to Kill Humanity’
Yale News
“Three Ways to Kill Humanity: The Science of Human Extinction” is the title of the next presentation in the Science in the News series.


100 years ago: A commemoration of World War I by Yale historian Paul Kennedy
Yale News
The campus commemorated the United States’ entry into World War I a century ago at an event in Woolsey Hall on April 6. 


Three Yale faculty win 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships for their ‘exceptional promise’
Yale News
Three Yale faculty members — mathematician Hee Oh, poet Claudia Rankine, and historian Timothy Snyder — have won 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships.


Digital birds perch at Yale’s Peabody Museum
Yale News
At first glance, the shorebirds look genuine — not unlike the hundreds of taxidermy specimens that populate in the Yal Peabody Museum’s Birds of Connecticut exhibit hall — but these sandpipers never hatched from eggs.


Videos commemorate Yalies' roles in WWI
Yale News
Yale marked the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I on April 6 with the release of a video series highlighting the Yalies who served during the “Great War.”


Buzzfeed’s Nancy Youssef, Yale faculty to talk about ‘Covering Civilian Casualties of War’
Yale News
Nancy Youssef, national security correspondent for Buzzfeed News, will present a talk titled “Covering Civilian Casualties of War — the case of Iraq and Syria” at Yale on Monday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. Her talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Rm. 202 of Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave. The event will include a panel discussion with Yale faculty members Zareena Grewal and Dr. Hani Mowafi.


Legal scholar speaks about why free speech matters
Yale News
In Europe, Donald Trump could have been arrested for some of the comments he made about Muslims and Mexicans while campaigning for president, legal scholar Floyd Abrams LAW ’59 pointed out during a campus visit on April 5.


Filmmaker Aaron Wolf to discuss his documentary ‘Denial’
Yale News
Aaron Wolf, award-winning documentary filmmaker, will speak at Yale on Friday, April 7 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. Wolf’s documentary “Denial” will be screened at 6 p.m. as part of the Environmental Film Festival at Yale. After the screening, at 7:45 p.m., he will participate in a panel discussion about the work. The screening and talk will take place in Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St.


Ceremony, videos commemorate Yalies' roles in WWI
Yale News
Yale marks the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I today with a ceremony and the release of a video series highlighting the Yalies who served during the “Great War.”


The Week Ender: Happenings April 7-9
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Students prepare to host all-Ivy Latinx conference
Yale News
“‘#YoTambien" ("I, too, am Latinx”) is the theme of a gathering that will bring approximately 100 students to the Yale campus April 7-9 to participate in the sixth annual Latinx Ivy League Conference. The conference will highlight the “x” in Latinx by amplifying the voices of those who are most marginalized, including indigenous, LGBTQ, Afro-Latinx, and undocumented members of the community.


Yale People: For law student, military built 'phenomenal' skills
Yale News
Second-year law student Alex Frank draws on his military experiences in his classes and extracurricular activities.


FDA approves drugs more quickly than peer agency in Europe
Yale News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews and approves new medicines in a shorter timeframe than its peer agency in Europe, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), says a Yale researcher.


Yale’s Wright Lab will test new theory to solve a subatomic mystery
Yale News
A new study from the international Daya Bay neutrino experiment in China may have found an answer for why there appear to be fewer neutrinos from nuclear reactors than predicted in theoretical models.


Women’s Campaign School director to discuss how to enter world of politics
Yale News
Patti Russo, director of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, will present a talk titled “Leading a Civically Engaged Life: How to Enter the World of Politics,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, in Rm. 309 of William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St.


Maynard Mack Lecture to feature actor John Douglas Thompson
Yale News
Actor John Douglas Thompson, who most recently played the role of Becker in the Broadway production of August Wilson's “Jitney” will be the guest speaker at the annual Maynard Mack Lecture on Monday, April 10.


March on the MacMillan Report
Yale News
Violence in the Central African Republic, the subversion of democracy in Latin America, and innovative student work in Africa were the topics of discussion in March on “The MacMillan Report,” a one-on-one interview show presented by Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.


Droughts linked to health risks in older adults
Yale News
A new Yale-led study reveals a distinct connection between drought exposure and adverse human health among older adults.


Study finds four genes linked to cystic diseases of the liver and kidney
Yale News
Yale researchers are studying kidney and liver diseases to determine which genes are involved in the formation of cysts.


Newly revised app helps Yale keep its international travelers safe
Yale News
The Yale International Operations and Compliance Committee (IOCC), a group that provides guidance and support to the university on international activities, unveiled a new version of the Yale Travel Registry earlier this year. The Yale Travel Registry is a web-based tool that allows Yale community...


Take the New Haven survey and you might win a prize
Yale News
Yale community members can offer their opinions about the quality of life in New Haven — and possibly win a prize — by taking part in the city’s 2017 Consumption Study.


Three students awarded Goldwater Scholarships for excellence in science and math
Yale News
Three Yale juniors are among 240 individuals who have been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, which is given to sophomores or juniors in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields who demonstrate excellence and potential to have a lasting career.


70 years later and still the same verdict: DS is a success
Yale News
Directed Studies (DS), which began in the 1940s as “an experiment in liberal education,” celebrated its 70thyear March 31-April 1 by inviting to campus hundreds of the program’s alumni for a series of talks and panel discussions.


Book: East of the Mississippi
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


The changing face of global health: Yale and South African doctors partner to expand care
Yale News
While working in South Africa several years ago, Dr. J. Zachary Porterfield came across a young child in a clinic in rural KwaZulu-Natal. During the examination, the doctor was surprised to find that the patient had drainage from her ears and loss of hearing.


Archive provides vivid picture of American entry into WWI
Yale News
Letters and telegrams between President Woodrow Wilson and his confidant Col. Edward M. House are housed in Yale's Manucript and Archives department. The Wilson-House correspondence is just one facet of this vast record of American history during the World War I era


NYT energy writer Coral Davenport to discuss environmental policy in Trump era
Yale News
Coral Davenport, energy and environment correspondent for The New York Times’ Washington bureau, will speak at Yale on Thursday, April 6 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Committee will select artist to create new windows for Hopper College
Yale News
President Peter Salovey announced the establishment of the Grace Hopper College Window Commission Committee. The committee — which complements the work of the Committee on Art in Public Spaces — is charged with gathering proposals and recommending an artist or artists to create new windows for Hopper College.


More than 8 million children could face higher insurance costs without CHIP
Yale News
More than 8 million children enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could be at risk of losing coverage if federal funding for the program is not extended this year. Children with chronic conditions are most vulnerable, and their families could face substantial cost increases if they lose CHIP coverage and need to shift their insurance to a Marketplace plan, according to a Yale study.


Concert honors late law professor and jazz musician Stanton Wheeler
Yale News
The annual Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz concert, this year featuring the Yale Jazz Ensemble and Reunion Jazz Ensemble, will take place on Sunday, April 9. 


Yale Concert Band’s spring concert features tributes to the human spirit and river life
Yale News
A symphony based on the writings of Helen Keller, a three-movement musical portrait of Mississippi delta life, and a performance with the John Winthrop Middle School 8th Grade Band from Deep River, Connecticut, are among the highlights of the Yale Concert Band’s spring concert, taking place on Friday, April 7.


The gift of sight
Yale News
Yale opthalmologist Dr. Christopher Teng recently traveled to Haridwar, India to participate in an educational outreach program. A team from Operation Restore Vision, a non-profit organization of which Teng is a member, traveled to The Hans Foundation Eye Hospital in Haridwar to teach and perform eye surgery.


A visual artist compares the way scientists and artists see a world of discovery
Yale News
You don’t have to be a scientist to find beauty in black holes, gravitational waves, and quantum physics. Many artists see it too, says Martha Lewis ’93 M.F.A.


Class of 1917 ‘pays it forward’ to the Class of 2017
Yale News
Alumni, students, and faculty members gathered on March 30 to celebrate a landmark intergenerational gift to Yale: the Class of 1917 centennial contribution. The gift originated 50 years ago, when members of the Class of 1917 created a fund during their 50th reunion that would benefit the students of 2017. Children of the original donors were on hand to present a ceremonial check in the amount of $661,462.46, which was added to the 2017 senior class gift.


Yale, other universities file brief opposing revised travel ban
Yale News
Yale and 30 other universities have filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus curiae) brief with a federal court hearing a challenge to the executive order issued by President Trump on March 6 suspending the entry into the United States of nationals from six Muslim-majority countries.


Faculty from graduate and professional schools showcase their work at ‘Inspiring Yale’
Yale News
Inspiration can be hard to come by in the daily world but not at Yale, where the Graduate & Professional Student Senate (GPSS) had a multitude of nominations to choose from when selecting faculty members to participate in the third annual “Inspiring Yale” program.


Spring Break New Haven deepens students’ understanding of the city around them
Yale News
Many Yale students used the March spring break to rest and recharge, visit family, conduct research, and engage in service projects overseas. One cohort of students, however, remained in town the week of March 13 to participate in Spring Break New Haven, an initiative of the Office of the Chaplain. The program’s purpose is to help Yale students explore the city they inhabit and consider what it means to call New Haven home.


Yale congratulates admitted students for largest freshman class in history
Yale News
The admitted students were chosen from a pool of 32,900 applicants. The incoming freshman class will be approximately 15% larger than recent classes.


New English major requirements are more flexible, diverse
Yale News
The requirements for majoring in English have been changed to offer students more flexibility, while increasing the curriculum’s diversity and expanding the literary periods represented.


The Week Ender: Happenings March 31-April 2
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


WWI commemoration honors Yalies who served during ‘American Century’
Yale News
Yale will mark the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I — and honor the important contributions of Yalies to international affairs — with a ceremony on Hewitt Quadrangle at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. The inaugural Kerry Conversation featuring former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ’66, Yale’s first Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs, will follow at 5 p.m.


‘Distinctive and original’ music theater works to be developed in intensive summer lab at Yale School of Drama
Yale News
The Yale Institute for Music Theatre has selected two original book musicals — “Cowboy Bob” and “Gumbo” —for this year’s two-week summer lab. In addition, Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald, authors of “Pregnancy Pact, which was workshopped at the institute in 2011, will return as this year’s Alumni in Residence with their musical “REB + VoDKa + ME.”


Yale students collaborate on a prize-winning virtual reality film
Yale News
For her senior project, Yale undergraduate Celine Tien ’17 wanted to create a film that pushed the boundaries in storytelling.


Finding a ‘lost’ planet, about the size of Neptune
Yale News
Yale astronomers have discovered a “lost” planet that is nearly the size of Neptune and tucked away in a solar system 3,000 light years from Earth.


As interest grows, Yale Carbon Charge leads the way in studying carbon pricing
Yale News
From the halls of academia to the corridors of power, there is a growing list of universities, corporations, and government officials seeking out Yale’s expertise in creating and monitoring programs to mitigate climate change.


Book: Life on Ice
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Sixteen global leaders named 2017 World Fellows
Yale News
A Liberian doctor, a Mongolian human rights lawyer, an Argentinean social entrepreneur, and 13 other game-changing global leaders have been named 2017 World Fellows.


Yale People: Junior’s passion for science leads to seven patent applications — the first at age 12
Yale News
Today, junior Samantha Marquez's seventh grade science project has earned her multiple accolades and seven patent applications.


Focusing on grains, researchers solve a mystery of rivers’ flow
Yale News
Taking a simpler approach to a complex problem, Yale researchers have an answer for why large grains move more easily than smaller ones when driven by fluid flow along a riverbed — a question that has confounded scientists for decades.


Marathon running may cause short-term kidney injury
Yale News
According to a new Yale-led study, the physical stress of running a marathon can cause short-term kidney injury.


Sun’s atmospheric currents may help predict solar storms
Yale News
Scientists have presented the first direct, observational evidence of atmospheric currents — similar to Rossby waves found on Earth — on the sun. The discovery has the potential to help predict solar storms that affect everything from orbiting satellites to telecommunications systems and the energy grid on Earth.


Yale Club of Dallas event introduces young women to STEM careers
Yale News
Young women in grades 6 to 12 learned about careers in STEM industries from women already working in those fields at “Dallas WEST: Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology,” sponsored by the Yale Club of Dallas and the School of Science and Engineering Magnet at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center on March 11.


Yale’s Sabrina Diano is first woman to receive the Helmholtz Diabetes Award
Yale News
Yale School of Medicine metabolism researcher Sabrina Diano has been selected to receive the Helmholtz Diabetes Award during the 6th annual Helmholtz Conference Sept. 26-28, 2018 in Munich, Germany. Diano is the first woman to receive the award, which recognizes outstanding contributions by a leading scientist in the field of diabetes research.


Conference explores ‘Grand Strategy and the American Century’
Yale News
The United States’ involvement in world affairs during the past 100 years, and the global issues it will face in the future is the focus of the conference “Grand Strategy and the American Century: Enduring Trends and Emerging Challenges,” to be held at Yale Thursday-Friday, March 30-31.


Alanna Schepartz appointed Sterling Professor of Chemistry
Yale News
Alanna Schepartz, newly appointed as a Sterling Professor of Chemistry, is known for the creative application of chemical synthesis and principles to understand and control biological recognition and function.


Ronald Breaker named Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Yale News
Ronald R. Breaker, newly named as a Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, is one of the world’s experts on the diversity and function of RNAs, which are crucial to carrying out a host of life processes. Breaker is best known for his discovery of riboswitches, elements of RNA that can control the expression of genes.


The role of tiny RNA in genetic diversity
Yale News
All species, from zebrafish to humans, possess a genetically diverse collection of traits that allow them to adapt to changing environments. Yet scientists do not fully understand how organisms reach a state of optimal diversity — just enough variability to respond to environmental risks but not too much to function properly.


Paul Mellon Lectures examine youthful modernists’ influence on art
Yale News
The emergence of the modernist style among youthful connoisseurs of American jazz — and the way it fostered the art of such British artists as Robyn Denny, David Hockney, Pauline Boty, Bridget Riley, and others — will be explored in a five-part Paul Mellon Lecture series March 28-April 12.


Yale’s Board of Trustees launching outreach initiatives
Yale News
The new programs aim to help trustees better understand the wide-ranging activities and concerns of all faculty, students, staff, and alumni.


Clinton press secretary to discuss campaign communications, future of political journalism
Yale News
Brian Fallon, press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, will present a talk and answer audience questions about political journalism and campaign communications on Tuesday, March 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Rm. 119 of William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St.


Book: One Nation Undecided
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Founder and chair of The Marshall Project to speak on campus
Yale News
Neil Barsky, founder and chair of The Marshall Project, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, March 28 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Key tool in DNA repair kit found
Yale News
Breaks in DNA can cause chromosome rearrangements, abnormalities linked to cancer. Now Yale scientists have identified how the molecule DNA2 helps begin the complex process of repairing these breaks.


Understanding conflict in Central African Republic: Q&A with anthropologist Louisa Lombard
Yale News
Louisa Lombard, assistant professor of anthropology, has spent 13 years conducting ethnographic research in the Central African Republic. Her latest book, “State of Rebellion,” puts the recent uprising in social, cultural, and historical context. She recently spoke with YaleNews about her book.


Yale Rep to stage ‘Assassins,’ Stephen Sondheim’s ‘musical masterpiece’
Yale News
The Yale Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with a new production of the Tony Award-winning play “Assassins.” The production, which will be staged through April 8 at the University Theatre, 222 York St., is directed by James Bundy, with book by John Weidman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Opening night is Thursday, March 23.


The Week Ender: Happenings March 24-26
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Events emphasize Yale’s military connections, history ahead of WWI anniversary
Yale News
Officers from the French War College and cadets from West Point visited campus in early March for a series of events emphasizing Yale's past and present military connections.


Book: A Field Guide to Long Island Sound
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What do you get a revered TV naturalist who has everything? An ancient shrimp, of course
Yale News
Scientists at Yale and in England are honoring renowned naturalist and TV documentarian Sir David Attenborough with his own proto-shrimp.


Symposium to explore digital methods and hybrid research in science and humanities
Yale News
Yale students, faculty, and staff members will present projects that highlight the questions that can be asked and considered via digital methods and collaborations between the sciences and humanities during “Beyond Boundaries: Second Annual Symposium on Hybrid Scholarship at Yale University” on Friday, April 7.


India’s FLAME University begins association with Yale Summer Sessions
Yale News
FLAME University, an academic institution in India devoted to liberal arts education, is launching an association with Yale’s Summer Sessions Program.


Predicting Taliban attacks: Q&A with Yale political scientist Jason Lyall
Yale News
The American campaign to win the "hearts and minds" of Afghanistan's people has the unintended consequence of provoking Taliban attacks on villages where the strategy seems to be working.


Yale Rep to stage ‘Assassins,’ Stephen Soundheim’s ‘musical masterpiece’
Yale News
The Yale Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary season with a new production of the Tony Award-winning play “Assassins.” The production, which will be staged through April 8 at the University Theatre, 222 York St., is directed by James Bundy, with book by John Weidman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Opening night is Thursday, March 23.


Exploring the mysteries of sleep with Dr. Meir Kryger
Yale News
YaleNews spoke to Dr. Meir Kryger, professor of medicine and clinical professor of nursing, about his work, his latest book “The Mystery of Sleep,” and why getting a good night’s sleep matters.


Book: The Mystery of Sleep
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End-of-life planning talks often fail to communicate goals
Yale News
Too few older adults plan ahead for end-of-life medical decisions. Even when they do identify a loved one to make decisions for them, their preferences are not always communicated or understood, according to a new study led by a Yale researcher.


Yale-led study: Wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spans
Yale News
A 20-year demographic study of a large chimpanzee community in Uganda’s Kibale National Park has revealed that, under the right ecological conditions, our close primate relatives can lead surprisingly long lives in the wild.


Hospital quality linked to readmission rates for COPD and other diseases
Yale News
Nearly one in five patients admitted to hospitals in the United States are readmitted within 30 days, at a cost of $17 billion annually. To reduce readmission rates, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) tracks readmissions for certain conditions, including heart failure, pneumonia, and most recently, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), a disease of the lungs.


A new, gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries
Yale News
Yale scientists have developed an ultra-thin coating material that has the potential to extend the life and improve the efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteries, one of the most promising areas of energy research today.


Health columnist Jane Brody to discuss ‘Does the Press Have a Caring Heart?’
Yale News
Jane Brody, personal health columnist for The New York Times, will present a talk titled “Does the Press Have a Caring Heart?” on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 a.m. in the Park Street Auditorium, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital, 55 Park St.


Book: Under Osman’s Tree
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Yale historian shares ‘sobering’ analysis of the past, and an action plan for the present, in new book
Yale News
“History does not repeat itself, but it does instruct.” With those words Yale historian Timothy Snyder introduced readers to his new book, “On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century.”


The Week Ender: Happenings March 17-19
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Guidelines on activism and advocacy
Yale News
The university has posted information regarding how Yale community members may engage in activism and advocacy on current issues within the context of their Yale affiliation.


Yale-NUS College’s next president, Tan Tai Yong, has already left mark on community, curriculum
Yale News
Tan Tai Yong, executive vice president for academic affairs at Yale-NUS College, has been named as the college’s next president by the Governing Board, following an extensive global search.


Book: Hitler’s American Model
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Aspiring journalists win Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Awards
Yale News
Seniors Yi-Ling Liu and Elizabeth Miles were awarded Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Awards at the foundation’s 2017 Annual Scholar Awards Luncheon held at the Yale Club in New York City. 


Looking for ‘fingerprints’ at the intersection of weather and climate
Yale News
Scientists have found the seasonal “fingerprints” of Arctic sea ice, El Nino, and other climate phenomena in a new study that probes the global interactions between weather and climate.


Works by graduating playwrights showcased during Yale’s annual Carlotta Festival
Yale News
Three works by graduating playwrights will be staged May 5-13 at the Yale School of Drama during the 12th annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays.


Why has the dystopian genre made a comeback? A Yale professor weighs in
Yale News
When George Orwell first published “1984,” he could scarcely imagine that a contentious political climate almost 70 years later would lead to a nationwide resurgence in popularity of his book, and that some members of the U.S. population would begin to wonder if his novel is more prophetic than fictional.


Playwrights celebrate anniversary by discussing their craft
Yale News
After winning the Yale Drama Series playwriting award in 2010 for her play “blu,” Virginia Grise was struggling with making a career in the theatrical world, and wrote of her challenges to fellow playwright Sir David Hare.


Installation that once enchanted MoMA guests resurrected at Yale’s ‘Lumia’ exhibit
Yale News
In 1963, the Museum of Modern Art commissioned artist Thomas Wilfred to create a work of “lumia” — one of his spellbinding compositions of reflected or projected light — for the museum’s reopening after a renovation. Thirty-seven years later, the installation’s ribbons of light have resumed their mesmerizing dance as part of  “Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light,” a retrospective of Wilfred’s career on view at Yale University Art Gallery through July 23.


Performance featuring faculty members explores science/dance collaborations
Yale News
“Incarnations,” a dance performance featuring four Yale faculty members and based on a collaboration between particle physicist Sarah Demers and Emily Coates, director of Yale Dance Studies, will take place March 16-18 at St. Mark’s Church in New York City.


Yale team helps father discover source of son’s disability
Yale News
The severe learning disabilities of a teenager in the Netherlands were caused by a genetic mutation that affects the function of ribosomes, the cellular protein-making factories crucial to all life. The new finding by an international collaboration of scientists adds to list of newly identified diseases called ribosomopathies.


Yale financial aid budget will increase to meet term bill and expanding student body
Yale News
Today Yale College announced the term bill for the 2017-2018 academic year, and reaffirmed its commitment to meet the full financial need of all undergraduate students, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Yale also recently announced a set of enhancements to its financial aid program, designed to eliminate barriers and reduce costs for students with the greatest financial need.


Yale team captures images of pathogens’ tiny ‘syringes’
Yale News
Salmonella and many other bacterial pathogens use a nano syringe-like device to deliver toxic proteins into target human cells. Now scientists at Yale and University of Texas Medical School- Houston have used cryo-electron tomography to reveal the molecular structure of this device, which is about 1/1000th the width of a human hair.


The Week Ender: Happenings March 10-12
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Investigation continues into illness linked to coffee machine at medical school
Yale News
Yale School of Medicine Dean Dr. Robert Alpern sent the following message to the school’s community members on March 7: As you may be aware, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, four members of the Yale School of Medicine community became ill after drinking from a single-service, pod style coffee machine located at an office area at 333 Cedar St.


Conference to explore ‘Arts in the Black Press During the Age of Jim Crow’
Yale News
A conference at Yale March 10-11 will bring together scholars from diverse disciplines and institutions to study coverage of the arts in African American newspapers and magazines between Reconstruction and the end of legalized Jim Crow segregation.


Combo of pot and booze is a real GPA downer, study shows
Yale News
College students who use large amounts of marijuana and alcohol might be high, but their grades are not, a new study shows.


Building projects: new views on campus
Yale News
This update on campus building projects was issued by Provost Ben Polak on March 7.


Book: The Craving Mind
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Assessing the health of American democracy: Q&A with political scientist Susan Stokes
Yale News
Susan Stokes is one of the founders of Bright Line Watch, a project that will examine the strength of the nation’s commitment to its democratic institutions and values.


Duy Doan is named the newest Yale Younger Poet
Yale News
“We Play a Game,” a manuscript by Duy Doan, has been chosen the winner of the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition.


Yale People: Alumna journalist tells stories behind the stories with 'Off Assignment'
Yale News
Coleen Kinder '03 founded Off Assignment to tell the 'stories behind the stories' and bring deeper human connection back to journalism.


A life ‘passionately lived’: alumnus ‘Edder’ Bennett
Yale News
Andy Court ’83, a producer at “60 Minutes,” sent YaleNews this remembrance of his friend Edward B. (“Edder”) Bennett III ’84, who — after surviving a personal tragedy and returning to Yale — revived what has become one of the university's most renowned student publications: the award-winning magazine The New Journal, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next month.


Study finds racial disparities in top medical society membership
Yale News
Black and Asian medical school students are less likely to be selected for membership in a prestigious medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha (A?A), than white medical school students, according to a Yale-led study. The disparity suggests bias in the A?A membership selection process, which could negatively affect opportunities for minority medical school students, note the researchers.


Baseball’s Theo Epstein to be Yale’s 2017 Class Day speaker
Yale News
Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball and former general manager of the Red Sox, will be this year’s Class Day speaker on Sunday, May 21, during Commencement weekend.


Introducing DS2 — the future of data science at Yale
Yale News
Yale University today announces a major expansion in teaching and research in data science. The rapidly increasing availability of data and tools for its analysis have led to an explosion of new insights that are transforming our understanding of everything from human behavior to the structure of the universe.


In memoriam: Stephen Ross, former Yale professor helped shape field of financial economics
Yale News
Stephen A. (Steve) Ross, a former Yale professor whose work shaped the development of the field of financial economics, died on March 3. He was 73 years old.


Yale University statement on Trump administration immigration policy
Yale News
Yale supports its international students, faculty, and scholars, who are all valued members of our community and who help make our global university a leader in scholarship and innovation.


Modern art from the Middle East on view in gallery exhibition
Yale News
The Yale University Art Gallery will mark the 175th anniversary of the field of Arabic studies at Yale with the exhibition “Modern Art from the Middle East,” a selection of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Middle Eastern artists rarely exhibited in the United States.


Author David Greenberg to explore the ‘rise of the White House Spin Machine’
Yale News
David Greenberg ’90 B.A., author of “Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency,” will speak at Yale on Thursday, March 9 at 4 p.m. as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Panel to explore transgender rights and ‘identifying in the public sphere’
Yale News
Transgender journalists and advocates Tiq Milan and Meredith Talusan will speak at Yale on Monday, March 6 at 4 p.m. as Poynter Fellows in Journalism. “Discussing Trans Rights and Identifying in the Public Sphere: A Panel Discussion” will take place in Rm. 121 of the Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St. The panel will be moderated by H McCormick, YC ’17.


The Week Ender: Happenings March 3-5
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Yale event to ‘rescue’ federal environmental data
Yale News
DataRescue New Haven @ Yale, an event happening at the university on Saturday, March 4, is a volunteer effort to preserve government data so that the public and researchers can continue to access it. The event will be held at 17 Hillhouse Ave. in the TEAL classroom from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are welcome.


Yale policies unaffected by Trump administration’s rollback of transgender students’ rights
Yale News
Yale remains committed to the rights of all students, including our transgender students. Our policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression.


‘Our Future in the Cosmos’ is focus of next Science in the News talks
Yale News
How close humans really are to “boldly going where no one has gone before” is the focus of the next Science in the News presentation, “Our Future in the Cosmos: Living Beyond Earth.”


Yale People: In seminar, noted sea adventurer hopes to inspire courageous students
Yale News
In a recent seminar in Luce Hall, a group of Yale undergraduates described how they had stepped out of their comfort zones since they last met together in the classroom.


Yale is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright winners
Yale News
For the past decade, Yale has been a top producer of U.S. student Fulbright awardees, with more than 100 Yale students or alumni winning the prestigious honor in the past five years.


Yale Jazz Ensemble to perform its spring concert
Yale News
The Yale Jazz Ensemble (YJE), the university’s one and only “big band,” will perform its spring concert on Monday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St. The concert is free and open to the public.


Holloway offers historical perspective on lynching in documentary ‘An Outrage’
Yale News
Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway is among the historians featured in “An Outrage,” a new documentary about lynching that is designed to be a teaching tool for use in classrooms across the country.


Could a ketogenic diet alleviate gout?
Yale News
More than 8 million individuals in the United States have gout, a disease that can cause intense recurrent episodes of debilitating pain, inflammation, and fever. The cause of gout is the accumulation of urate crystals in joints, which continuously reactivate the immune system, leading to activation of the most common type of immune cell in the blood, neutrophils.


Computer scientists and law scholars untangle complexities of cyberconflict
Yale News
For all the news about cyberconflict lately, we’re still in the very early days of what promises to be a complicated international issue that isn’t going away anytime soon. There’s still a lot to sort out, both legally and technologically.


Zedillo to chair new Economic Council on Planetary Health
Yale News
Ernesto Zedillo, the Frederick Iseman ’74 Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, will chair the newly established Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health.


Book: Biblical Truths
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Filmmaker to show documentary about once-obscure singer tapped as lead for the band Journey
Yale News
Filmmaker Ramona Diaz will show and discuss her documentary “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” on Wednesday, March 8 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Common bacterium may help control disease-bearing mosquitoes
Yale News
Genes from a common bacterium can be harnessed to sterilize male insects, a tool that can potentially control populations of both disease-bearing mosquitoes and agricultural pests, researchers at Yale University and Vanderbilt University report in related studies published Feb. 27 in two Nature journals.


Genetic risk of autism spectrum disorder linked to evolutionary brain benefit
Yale News
Genetic variants linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may have been positively selected during human evolution because they also contribute to enhanced cognition, a new Yale study suggests.


February on the MacMillan Report
Yale News
Rapid urbanization in Saigon and prehistoric projectile hunting weapons were two of the topics explored in February on “The MacMillan Report,” a one-on-one interview show presented by Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. There were also talks about how the Democratic Party transformed American conservatism in the 19th century, and nutrition and public health in Greece.


Making college affordable for all was focus of ATI Presidential Roundtable
Yale News
How do colleges and universities make themselves more accessible to high-achieving, lower- to moderate-income students while also ensuring the students’ success once they’re enrolled? Yale President Peter Salovey joined former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a growing coalition of college and university presidents on Feb. 22 to discuss this and other challenging questions during the inaugural American Talent Initiative (ATI) President’s Roundtable.


Do political beliefs affect online dating? Q&A with political scientist Gregory Huber
Yale News
It is a truism that politics makes for strange bedfellows, but there is evidence that it also makes for normal bedfellows.


Q&A: Award-winning urban ethnographer Elijah Anderson on illuminating issues that affect the world
Yale News
Yale sociology professor and renowned urban ethnographer Elijah Anderson was recently honored with the Eastern Sociological Society’s Merit Award for his “outstanding contributions to the discipline, the profession, and the Eastern Sociological Society.”


Celebrating the history of Gibbs Lab and the future of science at Yale
Yale News
Yale saluted its scientific legacy and looked ahead to a new era of research and discovery during a Feb. 21 ceremony to mark the demolition of J.W. Gibbs Laboratories on Science Hill.


Zika virus harms testes, says study
Yale News
The Zika virus reduces the size of testes in infected mice up to 21 days after infection, according to a new Yale study. The persistence of the virus in the male reproductive organ can lead to sexual transmission and may impair male fertility, the researchers said.


Yalies to study overseas via Luce, David-Weill scholarships
Yale News
A Yale College senior and a recent alumnus will travel to Asia next year as Luce Scholars, and another senior will head for France as a recipient of a Michel David-Weill Scholarship.


The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 24-26
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Fructose is generated in the human brain
Yale News
Fructose, a form of sugar linked to obesity and diabetes, is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new Yale study. The finding raises questions about fructose’s effects on the brain and eating behavior.


Researchers describe how sperm can lose their way
Yale News
Sperm tails are actually complex propellant and navigational devices that help push them through fluids and navigate around complex terrain of the female oviduct.  Now researchers at Yale and Harvard Universities have identified a key component of this navigational system which, when disabled, greatly reduces male fertility.


Failure in recycling cellular membrane may be a trigger of Parkinson’s
Yale News
A genetic mutation found in patients with early-onset Parkinson’s disease has been used to create a mouse model of the disease. The advance adds to growing evidence that — at least in a subset of patients — the neurodegenerative disorder may arise from the neuron’s inability to efficiently recycle membranes of the packets that store and transport neurotransmitters. 


Performance poets Shira Erlichman and Angel Nafis to present workshop, performance
Yale News
Performance poets Shira Erlichman and Angel Nafis will visit Yale on Tuesday, Feb. 28 as Poynter Fellows in Journalism. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Resources, Wallace-Sexton Fund for LGBTQ Studies, Intercultural Affairs Council and the Women’s Center.


Historian Beverly Gage to head Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy
Yale News
History professor Beverly Gage has been appointed the next director of Yale’s Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy (GS), announced President Peter Salovey on Feb. 22.


Union elections to be held in nine departments of the Graduate School
Yale News
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will conduct union elections in nine departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) on Feb. 23. Students with current teaching appointments in the departments will vote whether to be represented by Local 33 of UNITE HERE.


Oscar-nominated ‘Fences’ has Yale roots
Yale News
Lloyd Richards, the dean of Yale School of Drama, received a package in the mail in December 1984 containing a typed draft script of “Fences,” a play by August Wilson that would premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre the following spring.


Data on depression suggest possibility of personalized treatments
Yale News
A group of Yale researchers, combing through data on 9,000 depressed patients, found evidence that it may be possible to develop personalized treatments and maintain a successful clinical response, they report in two separate studies published this month.


‘Looking over Albert Camus’ shoulder’: Kaplan offers a biography of ‘The Stranger’
Yale News
“The Stranger,” Albert Camus’ classic novel, which is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary in print, almost wasn’t published. Alice Kaplan, the John M. Musser Professor of French, recounts this near miss in her most recent book “Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic.”


Exhibition revives work of pioneering light artist Thomas Wilfred
Yale News
 “Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light”, the first exhibition devoted to this pioneering artist in more than 40 years, is now on view at the Yale University Art Gallery.


USA Today education reporter Greg Toppo to be guest of Poynter Fellowship in Journalism
Yale News
USA Today writer Greg Toppo will speak at Yale on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Opera students to sing in Orchestra New England concert, led by Yale alumnus
Yale News
Four members of the Yale Opera program will be featured in Orchestra New England’s (O.N.E.) performance of Stravinsky’s one-act chamber opera “Renard” on Saturday, Feb. 25. The students are tenor s Andrés Moreno Garcia, Luis Aguilar Regalado, baritone Zachary Johnson, and bass Stephen Clark.


National conference to focus on challenges facing first-generation college students
Yale News
Nearly 400 first-generation students like Alsemeiry are coming to Yale Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26 to discuss their common challenges and ways to overcome them at the third annual 1vyG Conference.


Two faculty members and a Yale alumna win awards from Phi Beta Kappa
Yale News
If she were more musical, Yale undergraduate Emily Yankowitz says she would have sung — to the tune of a song from the Broadway show “Hamilton” — the praises of Yale historian Joanne Freeman when presenting her with this year’s William Clyde DeVane Teaching Award, one of the highest accolades for teaching at Yale.


Yale ‘s Ernesto Zedillo participates in Munich Security Conference
Yale News
Ernesto Zedillo, director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, (YSCG) was among those in attendance at the Munich Security Conference 2017 (MSC), the world’s pre-eminent foreign policy and security gathering, held Feb. 17-19.


Yale expands partnership to support low-income high school students
Yale News
Yale recently announced an expanded partnership with Matriculate, a national non-profit organization that recruits, selects, and trains college students at top universities to provide virtual college advising to high-achieving low-income high school students across the country. Yale students who serve as Matriculate Advising Fellows will provide information, guidance, and support to assist high school students across the country as they navigate the college application process.


Partners of international scholars connect to each other and the community through ISPY
Yale News
Yale international students and scholars who study in the United States often face an array of challenges. The spouses and partners of those same students and scholars face equal, if not greater, challenges.


Research and teaching on refugees will be focus of new MacMillan Center program
Yale News
The Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses has been launched by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale to promote rigorous interdisciplinary research and teaching grounded in the social sciences that can inform best practice and sound policy and have a meaningful impact on the lives of people affected by forced displacement.


Watch live at 3:30 p.m. today: Alumna Vera Wells in the President’s Women of Yale Lecture Series
Yale News
Vera Wells ’71 B.A. will join President Peter Salovey on Monday, Feb. 20 in in a conversation open to members of the Yale community. The discussion is part of the President’s Women of Yale Lecture Series.


Two faculty members and a Yale alumnus win awards from Phi Beta Kappa
Yale News
If she were more musical, Yale undergraduate Emily Yankowitz says she would have sung — to the tune of a song from the Broadway show “Hamilton” — the praises of Yale historian Joanne Freeman when presenting her with this year’s William Clyde DeVane Teaching Award, one of the highest accolades for teaching at Yale.


Any time is a good time for illumination by Frederick Douglass, says Yale historian
Yale News
More than 30 years ago, Yale historian David Blight stood high atop a ridge near the Maryland coast and took in a view, the memory of which still awes him.


In memoriam: Dr. Howard Blue, Yale Health psychiatrist renowned for counseling and teaching
Yale News
Dr. Howard Blue, the deputy director of mental health and counseling at Yale Health, died suddenly on Feb. 13 at age 59. Blue was a respected and beloved colleagues and counselor at the Yale Mental Health and Counseling Department for more than 30 years including his years of training. After...


Molecular aid to insulin secretion identified
Yale News
Blood sugar triggers the secretion of insulin from cells in the pancreas, a process that is impaired in diabetes. A team of Yale researchers have identified a mechanism at the membranes of these pancreatic cells that controls this fundamental function.


Secretary John Kerry ’66 joins Yale as Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs
Yale News
The 68th secretary of state will lead the "Kerry Initiative," an interdisciplinary program that will tackle pressing global challenges through teaching, research, and international dialogue. 


11 from Yale elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
Yale News
The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering has elected 24 of the state’s leading experts in science, engineering, and technology to membership in the academy, including 11 new members from Yale.


The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 17-19
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Study finds genetic links with kidney injury
Yale News
Cases of acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitals are on the rise but treatments are elusive. To deepen understanding of the condition, which can lead to chronic kidney disease or death, a Yale-led research team conducted the largest study of genes associated with AKI to date.


First Windham-Campbell recipients reflect on Yale’s diverse, ‘overwhelming’ literary prize
Yale News
In early March 2013 author Jonny Steinberg received a phone call telling him he had received an unrestricted grant of $150,000 to support his writing. He thought it was a scam.


Exhibition explores Anni and Joseph Albers’ love for ‘Small-Great Objects’
Yale News
“Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas,” a new exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery, examines the many resonances between the art-making and art-collecting strategies of the Alberses, two of the most influential figures of 20th-century modernism.


What turns benign central nervous system tumors deadly
Yale News
More than one in three tumors that affect the central nervous system are meningiomas and most are benign. However, some can turn deadly. In a new study, Yale researchers identified genetic abnormalities that mark atypical meningiomas, which have a 40% chance of recurring after surgical removal and are marked by a shorter survival rate than benign tumors.


Award-winning writer Amitav Ghosh to give 2017 Finzi-Contini Lecture
Yale News
On Tuesday, April 18, acclaimed Indian writer Amitav Ghosh will deliver the Finzi-Contini Lecture under the auspices of the Whitney Humanities Center (WHC).


Yale releases 11th semi-annual report on complaints of sexual misconduct
Yale News
Yale has released its report of complaints of sexual misconduct for the six-month period between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2016. The report, the 11th issued since January 2012, seeks to inform the community about efforts to address sexual misconduct on campus.


Double trouble? Study probes link between common clotting conditions
Yale News
Medical disorders related to blood clots are major contributors to disease and death worldwide. Two such disorders — atrial fibrillation and pulmonary embolism — may commonly occur in the same patients. To study this association, a team of investigators, led by Dr. Behnood Bikdeli, conducted a systematic review of the medical literature.


Statement by the Afro-American Cultural Center on Black History Month
Yale News
The Afro-American Cultural Center is holding its second annual Celebration of Black Life to close out Black History Month.  This annual celebration honors the histories and examines current realities of the African Diaspora. Moreover, the speakers and presentations will highlight the many ways that people of African heritage have positively contributed to our campus, our nation, and our world.


Book: Caring Matters Most
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Yale, other universities file amicus brief to assist judicial review of immigration executive order
Yale News
Yale has joined 16 other universities in subitting an amicus brief asserting that they each benefit from the presence of international faculty, students, and scholars, and that President Donald Trump's executive order threatens to harm their campuses.


Yale Opera stages Mozart’s tale about 'mixed-up' couples
Yale News
Yale Opera will present a new production of Mozart’s famed “Così Fan Tutte” Feb. 17-19 at the Shubert Theatre.


Noted philosopher to deliver Whitney Humanities Center talk
Yale News
Philosopher Catherine Malabou will deliver a talk titled “Are There Still Traces?” at the Whitney Humanities Center on Tuesday, March 7.


Searching for axion dark matter with a new Yale-built device
Yale News
A detection device designed and built at Yale is narrowing the search for dark matter in the form of axions, a theorized subatomic particle that may make up as much as 80% of the matter in the universe.


Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992): A legacy of innovation and service
Yale News
On Feb. 11, President Peter Salovey announced that he and the Yale Corporation had voted to change the name of Calhoun College, one of the university's undergraduate residential colleges, to honor alumna Grace Murray Hopper. Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was a computer pioneer and naval officer. Read the story. Here is a look at Hopper's life and legacy.


Yale to change Calhoun College’s name to honor Grace Murray Hopper
Yale News
Yale President Peter Salovey announced on Feb. 11 that the university would rename Calhoun College to honor one of Yale’s most distinguished graduates, Grace Murray Hopper ’30 M.A., ’34 Ph.D., by renaming the college for her.


Rescheduled: Science in the News series kicks off with ‘Big Bacteria, Big Pharma, Big Problems’
Yale News
A look at  “Big Bacteria, Big Pharma, Big Problems: What You Should Know About Antibiotics” will open this year’s Science in the News Series presented by the Yale Science Diplomats.


Vergara to discuss decades-long project photographing Detroit
Yale News
Chilean-born photographer and writer Camilo José Vergara will speak about his newest book, “Detroit is No Dry Bones: The Eternal City of the Industrial Age,“ on Monday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Hastings Hall, School of Architectur, 180 York St.


Two Yale students are named Gates Cambridge Scholars
Yale News
Yale seniors Julian Menzel and Simone Seiver are among the 36 U.S. citizens who have been selected to be part of the 2017 class of Gates Cambridge Scholars at the University of Cambridge.


Yale celebrates Black History Month
Yale News
Yale students, faculty, and staff are celebrating Black History Month throughout February. Events on campus are honoring the contributions of African Americans to civil rights, the arts, academia, the sciences, and politics. The full calendar of events is available here.


‘The Art of Life in South Africa’: Q&A with Yale historian Daniel Magaziner
Yale News
“The Art of Life in South Africa,” a new book by historian Daniel Magaziner, tells the story of the students and teachers trained at the Ndaleni school during the apartheid era, the art they created, and the compromises they made.


Faculty, students to take the stage for reading of ‘The Madness of King George’
Yale News
Yale faculty and students will present a staged reading of “The Madness of King George,” Alan Bennett’s play about the British monarch who ruled during the time of the American Revolution, on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Yale Center for British Art, corner of High and Chapel streets.


Lost in translation: Parkinson’s disease research undercut by study design
Yale News
In a review of animal studies of Parkinson’s disease therapies, Yale researchers identified trends that may contribute to the lack of success in human clinical trials. Their finding provides insight to investigators who seek new therapies to slow the progression of the disease. 


Student conference to address challenges facing European Union
Yale News
European Horizons, a trans-Atlantic youth think tank founded by Yale students in 2015, hosts its third annual conference at Yale this Friday and Saturday.


Yale Concert band concert to feature world premiere and works by Husa, Strauss
Yale News
An ode to Japan’s World Heritage Site Hiraizumi will have its world premiere in a concert on Friday, Feb. 17 by the Yale Concert Band, which will also perform Karel Husa’s “Les Couleurs Fauves,” Richard Strauss’ “Serenade for Winds,” and Paul Hart’s “Cartoons,” and other works. 


Yale scientists study how some insulin-producing cells survive in type 1 diabetes
Yale News
A Yale-led research team identified how insulin-producing cells that are typically destroyed in type 1 diabetes can change in order to survive immune attack. The finding may lead to strategies for recovering these cells in diabetic patients, said the researchers. 


Size matters when it comes to keeping blood sugar levels in check
Yale News
Keeping blood sugar levels within a safe range is key to managing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In a new finding that could lead to fewer complications for diabetes patients, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that changes in the size of mitochondria in a small subset of brain cells play a crucial role in safely maintaining blood sugar levels.


Summer tennis sneak peek: Michael Chang to compete at Connecticut Open
Yale News
It may be cold outside, but the 2017 Connecticut Open tennis tournament is already heating up, announcing that Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Michael Chang will compete in this year’s PowerShares Men’s Legends event.


Law professors weigh in on the Supreme Court nominee and confirmation process
Yale News
Yale Law School professor E. Donald Elliott doesn’t share the same judicial philosophy as Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, but he believes that President Trump’s selection is “as good as it possibly gets” — as far as conservative judges go.


Yale musical groups join in a performance of ‘Carmina Burana’
Yale News
The Yale Symphony Orchestra will join forces with the Yale Glee Club, the Yale Camerata, and the United Girls’ Choir for a performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” which has been a staple of the classical repertoire since its premiere in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1937.


YaleNews Books in Brief 2017
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Dine with Yale experts and other luminaries at LEAP fundraiser
Yale News
Yale notables and local luminaries will share their expertise while engaging in informal conversation at intimate dinners throughout New Haven on Thursday, Feb. 23 during a benefit for the LEAP (Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership) youth services program. There will also be a dinner on Saturday, Feb. 25 and on Saturday, March 4.


Book: Death and the Afterlife in Byzantium
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Artworks bring famous fossil alive in ‘Dinosaurs Take Flight’
Yale News
“Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx,” opening on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, uses sculpture and illustrations to tell the story of the small feathered dinosaur known as Archaeopteryx.


Students find commonalities and make connections on Russian and American soil
Yale News
At a time of mounting tensions between the United States and Russia over Ukraine and reports of election hacking, two Yale undergraduates are among a group of American students busily collaborating on research projects with Russian counterparts, and finding much common ground.


Yale-developed software program boosts cultural preservation efforts
Yale News
Researchers from multiple disciplines can learn a lot from a single artifact. A tombstone, for instance, can tell historians about an era’s lettering patterns and its stone industry, while biologists can study the wildlife growing around it.


Antioxidants and hearing loss
Yale News
Severe hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic condition in older Americans and more than 15% of people in their 30s are also affected. The condition leads to communication problems, social isolation, depression, and cognitive decline.  To study the cause, Yale researchers led by research scientist Alla Ivanova and professor of surgery Joseph Santos-Sacchi developed a novel mouse model of hearing loss.


Translator and editor Harold Augenbraum is the spring Franke Visiting Fellow
Yale News
Harold Augenbraum, former executive director of the National Book Foundation, which presents the National Book Awards, has been named the 2017 Franke Visiting Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center (WHC).


Noted philosopher to deliver Tanner Lectures on ‘Posthuman, All too Human’
Yale News
“Posthuman, All Too Human” is the theme of the 2017 Tanner Lectures on Human Values that will be delivered this spring by philosopher Rosi Braidotti of Utrecht University in the Netherlands.


Tonight: Yale students, dean featured in ‘Gender Revolution’ documentary
Yale News
Katie Couric will tackle the complexities of gender identity in a two-hour documentary that features students at Yale and Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Tamar Gendler.


This spiny slug blazed a trail for snails
Yale News
Scientists have unearthed the 480-million-year-old remains of a creature that reveals the earliest stages in the evolution of mollusks, a diverse group of invertebrates that includes squids, octopuses, snails, and clams.


Yale students use international contest to build knowledge of linguistics
Yale News
“Have fun” and “don’t stress about the competition” read in part the instructions to the participants in the open round of the 10th annual North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) that took place at Yale recently.


Yale alum wins ‘Nobel Prize’ of engineering honors (or Ma-Barker gang member makes good)
Yale News
Engineering alum Eric Fossum ’84 Ph.D. is honored for developing "camera-on-a-chip" technology now used in cell phones.


Yale expert leads effort to reduce ‘covert’ brain injury after cardiac procedures
Yale News
Patients who undergo lifesaving cardiac procedures are often exposed to a related harm: brain injury. In response to a growing body of evidence of this problem, Yale professor of medicine Dr. Alexandra Lansky joined colleagues in the United States and Europe to call for measures to better ensure the safety of cardiac procedures.


Yale study: 1 in 4 teen e-cigarette users have tried ‘dripping’
Yale News
Yale researchers found in a study that one in four high schoolers who use electronic cigarettes are inhaling vapors produced by dripping e-liquids directly onto heating coils, instead of inhaling from the e-cigarette mouthpiece, possibly increasing exposure to toxins and nicotine.


Yale and Connecticut DOT launch CTRides Telework Week with ‘virtual’ press conference
Yale News
Reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality are two of the shared sustainability goals Yale University and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) will focus on during CTrides Telework Week.


Advisory committee named for Yale College dean search
Yale News
President Peter Salovey has appointed a committee to advise him on search for a successor to Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway, who will leave Yale at the end of the academic year to serve as provost at Northwestern University.


YUWO scholarship winners discuss challenges and rewards of returning to the classroom
Yale News
Two Yale staff members, Kelly Fusco and Lynette Holloway, recently earned college degrees after decades-long interruptions in their education, thanks to the Yale University Women’s Organization (YUWO) Scholarship.


Exhibit highlights Yale Medicine’s role in WWI
Yale News
“Yale Medicine Goes to War, 1917,” an exhibit on now view at Yale’s Medical Library, explores the contributions of Yale Medical School students, researchers, and faculty to America’s involvement in World War I.


Yale Art Gallery director Jock Reynolds to step down next year
Yale News
Jock Reynolds will step down from his role as Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery when his current term ends on June 30, 2018, President Peter Salovey announced on Feb. 2.


January on ‘The MacMillan Report’
Yale News
“Mobilizing Under Uncertainty” and “The Masculinities of Post-Colonial Governance” were the topics explored in January on “The MacMillan Report,” a one-on-one interview show presented by Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.


Stay hopeful and do ‘uncomfortable things,’ advises justice advocate Bryan Stevenson
Yale News
Public interest lawyer and justice advocate Bryan Stevenson laid out four ways to fight for justice as he delivered the annual Parks-King Lecture at Yale Divinity School the evening of Feb. 1. Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI).


Lessons learned from an overdose outbreak
Yale News
Last summer, within eight hours, 12 patients were brought to the emergency department at Yale New Haven Hospital with signs of drug overdose. They had been exposed to toxic doses of fentanyl, a highly potent opioid 50 times stronger than heroin, sold as cocaine. By the end of the episode, three patients had died and four had been admitted to intensive care.


Science in the News series kicks off with ‘Big Bacteria, Big Pharma, Big Problems’
Yale News
A look at  “Big Bacteria, Big Pharma, Big Problems: What You Should Know About Antibiotics” will open this year’s Science in the News Series presented by the Yale Science Diplomats.


Downtown on Feb. 12: carriage rides, ice carving, and Handsome Dan
Yale News
Downtown New Haven will be the site of an early Valentine’s Day celebration on Sunday, Feb. 12, featuring free horse & carriage rides, ice carving demonstrations, and photo opportunities with Yale University's mascot, Handsome Dan XVIII.


Atrial fibrillation hospitalizations rise as mortality rates decline
Yale News
Patients with atrial fibrillation — the second most common cardiac condition — are hospitalized more frequently than in the past, but their survival rates are improving, says a new Yale-led study.


Exhibit spotlights banned Malay artistic traditions
Yale News
An opening reception for a new exhibition on Malay cultural heritage forms will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, 5-7 p.m. at the Whitney Humanities Center (WHC), 53 Wall St.


Yale Medicine helps adults, children, and families address gender issues
Yale News
Yale Medicine is committed to providing affirming treatment to those who have questions about their gender —I ncluding identity, expression and sexual orientation — or who seek our help in making a physical transition


The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 3-5
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Jean Valentine wins Yale’s 2017 Bollingen Prize for Poetry, 50th poet to be honored
Yale News
Jean Valentine has been named the winner of Yale’s 2017 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry. She is the 50th poet to be honored with the award and joins a list of past winners that includes Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, John Crowe Ransom, and Marianne Moore, as well as contemporary poets Susan Howe, Charles Wright, and Nathaniel Mackey.


Data from consumer product trials now available through Yale YODA Project
Yale News
The Yale University Open Data Access Project has announced the first-ever broad availability of clinical trial data for consumer products by a company. This expansion of data sharing is made possible through a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson.


Yale Police, FBI to host second Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy
Yale News
After last summer’s successful launch of a week-long law enforcement and legal training camp at Yale for selected youth throughout Connecticut, the Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA) will again be offered by the Yale University Police Department and the New Haven Field Office of the FBI.


Gradual environmental change is an ally to viral pathogens
Yale News
How viruses like Ebola, influenza or even the common cold adapt is a question that affects the health of everyone on earth.  A new Yale University study reveals that gradual exposure to new host species leads to major genetic changes in these pathogens — and possibly makes them more dangerous.


Lion dance and celebration of Chinese cultures mark Year of the Rooster
Yale News
Workshops, talks, demonstrations, and — of course — a lion dance will highlight the celebration of Lunarfest 2017 on Saturday, Feb. 4.


Yale scientists identify key defect in brain tumor cells
Yale News
In a new study, Yale researchers identified a novel genetic defect that prevents brain tumor cells from repairing damaged DNA. They found that the defect is highly sensitive to an existing FDA-approved drug used to treat ovarian cancer.


Brain circuits may reveal which young people are likely to commit suicide
Yale News
A new Yale-led study of adolescents and young adults at high risk of taking their own lives — those suffering from bipolar disorder — implicates specific differences in the brains of those who attempt suicide and those who do not, researchers report Jan. 31 in the American Journal of Psychiatry.


Yale team uses Google analytical tool to gauge vaccine effectiveness
Yale News
Using a statistical method initially developed by Google, a Yale School of Public Health-led research team has devised a novel way to better analyze the impact of vaccines. The research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Exhibit highlights the legacies of three 'Enlightened Princesses'
Yale News
The stories and legacies of three German princesses, all of whom married into the British royal family in the 18th century, are explored in a new exhibition opening Feb. 2 at the Yale Center for British Art.


FDA grant establishes Yale-Mayo Clinic center to advance regulatory science
Yale News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded Yale and Mayo Clinic a grant up to $6.7 million over two years to establish a Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI).


Yale celebrates a unified hub for teaching and learning
Yale News
Yale’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) celebrated its grand opening on Jan. 27 in 24,000 square feet of renovated space in Sterling Memorial Library. From dedicated tutoring rooms to public touch down areas, the CTL has created a unified hub of activity dedicated to advancing the University’s teaching and learning mission.


A new material to unearth mysteries of magnetic fields
Yale News
Journeying to the center of the Earth, a la Jules Verne, won’t be happening anytime soon. A new material made from a liquid metal and magnetic particles, however, could make it much easier for researchers to recreate the powerful forces at the planet’s core.


Alumna Vera Wells to be featured in next President’s Women of Yale Lecture Series
Yale News
Vera Wells ’71 B.A. will join President Peter Salovey on Monday, Feb. 20 in in a conversation open to members of the Yale community. The discussion is part of the President’s Women of Yale Lecture Series.


Yale responds to Trump’s executive order on immigration
Yale News
Legal injunctions, protests, and outreach to the campus’ international students and scholars are a few of the ways Yale individuals and organizations have responded to the executive order restricting entry of individuals from seven countries into the United States.


Message regarding international students and scholars
Yale News
  The following message was sent to the Yale community on Jan. 28: An executive order signed by President Trump on Friday restricting the entry of individuals from seven countries into the United States may affect members of our community. ...


At Davos, Yale stresses importance of humanities to developing global leaders
Yale News
A Yale delegation headed by President Peter Salovey joined representatives from research universities around the world at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum held Jan. 17-20 in Davos, Switzerland.


Diane Nash urges today’s activists to apply techniques of the Civil Rights Movement
Yale News
Principles of nonviolence from the 1960s are the best strategy for today’s social movements, civil rights icon Diane Nash told a Battell Chapel audience the evening of Jan. 25.


Was the election a ‘shattering’ experience for you? There is hope, says a Yale sociologist
Yale News
With the presidential inauguration in the nation’s rear view mirror, some Americans are still finding themselves traumatized by the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.


Clue to how cancer cells spread
Yale News
In a second human case, a Yale-led research team has found that a melanoma cell and a white blood cell can fuse to form a hybrid with the ability to metastasize. The finding provides further insight into how melanoma and other cancers spread from solid tumors with implications for future treatment.


A new location and a new focus for Yale’s African Art Collection
Yale News
A new installation of African art at the Yale University Art Gallery presents objects from Africa’s earliest cultures along with pieces that inspired modernist artists like Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.


The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 27-29
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Antidote for partisanship? In science, curiosity seems to work
Yale News
Disputes over science-related policy issues such as climate change or fracking often seem as intractable as other politically charged debates. But in science, at least, simple curiosity might help bridge that partisan divide, according to new research.


A ‘makerspace’ for public policy opens at Yale
Yale News
A new lab opening at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies will provide Yale students with the skills and resources needed to study and solve public policy problems that affect communities in New Haven and beyond.


Author Andrew Solomon to discuss book on parents, children, and search for identity
Yale News
Author, psychologist, and activist Andrew Solomon will speak at Yale about his new book, “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children & the Search for Identity,” on Friday, Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. His talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Rose Alumni House, 232 York St.


Predicting outcomes for patients with kidney injury
Yale News
When patients experience acute kidney injury (AKI) — sudden kidney failure or damage — in the hospital, they are at increased risk of death and other adverse events. Theoretically, if clinicians could predict which patients were at risk of these outcomes, they could mobilize resources, such as diagnostic evaluation and increased monitoring, to those individuals, counsel them and their families, and improve care.


Yale’s Songhu Wang to study exoplanets as one of four inaugural 51 Pegasi b Fellows
Yale News
The Heising-Simons Foundation announced the inaugural class of 51 Pegasi b Fellows, named for the first exoplanet discovered orbiting a Sun-like star. Songhu Wang, a postdoctoral research scientist in Yale’s Department of Astronomy, is one of the four inaugural fellows.


Book: The Way of the Strangers
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Gene variants may help personalize treatment for opioid addiction
Yale News
Yale researchers have discovered a genetic variant that may assist in personalizing treatment of opioid addiction.  The results of their genome-wide association study were published Jan. 24 in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.


Home of alumna Pauli Murray designated a national landmark
Yale News
Next fall Yale will welcome students to Pauli Murray College, one of the two new residential colleges under construction. Meanwhile, the family home of Murray ’65 J.S.D., ’79 Hon. D.Div. — an alumna and a groundbreaking civil rights activist, lawyer, educator, and Episcopal priest for whom the college is named — was recently designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior and the National Park Service.


Yale faculty lead a four-city effort to study best practices for opioid addiction
Yale News
Yale investigators Dr. Gail D’Onofrio and Dr. David Fiellin are leading a NIH-funded study to examine implementation of evidence-based practices for patients with opioid-use disorder coming in to emergency departments.


Experts recommend families have greater access to loved ones in critical care units
Yale News
Family members of those undergoing care in intensive care units (ICUs) should have more access to loved ones in ICUs, should have more instruction to help participate in their care, and should have access to validated support tools when sharing in important medical decisions with ICU clinicians, according to new recommendations for family-centered ICU care from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), published in journal Critical Care Medicine.


Yale staff member creates adventure for a tiny tree frog in debut book
Yale News
While putting his firstborn son, Julian, to bed at night, Yale staff member Josué D. Rodríguez enjoyed making up bedtime stories about a tiny coquí (a Puerto Rican tree frog) and his many adventures. Often, he’d start a tale and let Julian, then a preschooler, finish the story.


Scientists pinpoint fetal cells ‘vulnerable’ to later life stress
Yale News
Researchers have developed a way to identify cells damaged prior to birth by drugs, radiation, or poisons such as mercury that survive but are more vulnerable to stress later in life. This model system can possibly explain the increased risk of some cells in adult onset of psychiatric disorders, liver disease, and other stress-induced diseases.


Poynter Fellowship: professors discuss facts, fiction, and the media
Yale News
Yale professors of law, psychology, and philosophy apply their expertise to modern issues facing the media and society.


Noted urban revitalization strategist and award-winning broadcaster is next Poynter Fellow
Yale News
Majora Carter, an internationally renowned urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, will speak at Yale on Wednesday, Jan. 25 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Schulman Lectures to explore the science and history of cognition across species
Yale News
A look inside “Other Minds” is the theme of the 2017 Shulman Lecture in Science and Humanities presented by the Whitney Humanities Center (WHC).


Pop icons David Bowie and Prince are spotlighted in campus conference
Yale News
David Bowie and Prince — two iconic musicians who changed the face of popular music culture in the second half of the 20th century — will be celebrated with a four-day event on campus Wednesday-Saturday, Jan. 25-28, sponsored by the Schwarzman Center.


Yale and UNITE-HERE extend long-running labor cooperation with new five-year contracts
Yale News
The new contracts replace the 2013 contracts that are scheduled to expire Jan. 20. It is the third contract in a row achieved without conflict.


The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 20-22
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


‘The Play’s the Thing’ exhibit celebrates Yale Rep’s 50 years
Yale News
“The Play’s the Thing: 50 Years of Yale Repertory Theater,” an exhibition of production photographs from Manuscripts and Archives and archival materials from the Arts Library Special Collections, will be on view through March 31 in the Robert B. Haas Family Library.


Impending extinction crisis for non-human primates spurs a call for action
Yale News
The plight of Earth’s primates has prompted researchers around the world to call for sweeping societal changes before hundreds of non-human species are driven to extinction.


Yale’s Center for Teaching and Learning to celebrate new home in Sterling Memorial Library on Jan. 27
Yale News
The new space is designed to create a more unified and collaborative environment for students, faculty, and postdocs as they work with the center’s staff on teaching, tutoring, writing, and technology initiatives.


‘Let Us March On’ exhibit celebrates early civil rights images by Lee Friedlander
Yale News
In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, the Yale University Art Gallery is presenting the first public exhibition of photographer Lee Friedlander’s images of this critical yet generally neglected moment in American civil rights history.


New NASA mission to visit a metal asteroid
Yale News
NASA recently announced a pair of new space missions to explore questions about the earliest stages of our solar system. One of the missions, Psyche, will send an unmanned spacecraft to 16 Psyche, a large asteroid in the primary asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.


Chili & Chowder Cook-off raises over $12,700 for United Way
Yale News
On Jan. 13, United Way supporters from Yale presented a check for the monies raised from the Chili & Chowder Cook-Off — for $12,783 — to United Way officials.


How ‘stealth warrior’ bacteria turn a tick’s gut microbes against itself
Yale News
Before infecting humans, tick-borne bacteria or viruses first have to get past a tick’s defenses to colonize it. How this occurs is not well understood. To investigate, Yale researchers studied a model of the second-most-common tick-borne infection in the United States, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, which can cause headaches, muscle pain, and even death.


Building on over a decade of labor peace, Yale University and Unite Here Locals 35 and 34 reach tentative agreement
Yale News
UNITE HERE Locals 35 and 34 have reached a tentative agreement with Yale University in contract negotiations for service, maintenance, clerical, and technical workers at Yale.


Keys to hunting behavior tucked deep into vertebrate brain
Yale News
The origin of hunting behavior may come from two sets of neurons tucked deep in the forebrain of most vertebrates, a new Yale University study suggests.


Yale’s Jacquelyn Taylor receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Yale News
When President Barack Obama announced the names of the researchers who have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) this week, Yale School of Nursing’s Jacquelyn Taylor was on the list.


Yale to honor life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Yale News
Yale University and organizations in the greater New Haven area are preparing for events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 16, the national holiday in his honor, and throughout the month.


The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 13-16
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Yale Repertory Theatre to stage world premiere of award-winning play
Yale News
The Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of “Imogen Says Nothing,” a play written by Aditi Brennan Kapil and directed by Laurie Woolery, at the Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. Performances run Jan. 20-Feb. 11. Opening night is Thursday, Jan. 26.


Yale to celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Yale News
Yale University and organizations in the greater New Haven area are preparing for events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 16, the national holiday in his honor, and throughout the month.


Betsy Bradley named Vassar president: 'visionary researcher, beloved teacher'
Yale News
Elizabeth (Betsy) Bradley, the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, head of Branford College, professor of public health, and faculty director of the Global Health Leadership Institute, has been named as the next president of Vassar College.


Ice Age ‘skeleton crew’ offers insights for today’s endangered species
Yale News
The ghosts of Ice Age mammals can teach valuable, real-world lessons about what happens to an ecosystem when its most distinct species go extinct, according to a Yale University study.


Book: Designs for Learning
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Book: Story Time
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YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Studying growth in low-income nations: Q&A with economist Mark Rosenzweig
Yale News
The Economic Growth Center, a research division of Yale’s Department of Economics, is one of the oldest institutions in the United States dedicated to studying economic growth in the developing world. It was founded in 1961 to promote understanding of the issues and forces affecting development in low-income countries.


Progesterone may be key to preventing recurrent miscarriage
Yale News
For women who suffer multiple pregnancy losses in the first four to six weeks of gestation, the hormone progesterone could offer hope for a successful birth, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues at University of Illinois at Chicago.


Brain impairments in premature infants may begin in the womb
Yale News
Even before they are born, premature babies may display alterations in the circuitry of their developing brains, according to a first-of-its kind research study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Wayne State University.


In memoriam: Carolyn Slayman, pioneering researcher, educator helped shape medical school
Yale News
Carolyn Walch Slayman, deputy dean for academic and scientific affairs at Yale School of Medicine, died on Dec. 27 after battling breast cancer.


Risk of long-term disability in older adults who visit the ED
Yale News
Older adults who go to the emergency department (ED) for an illness or injury are at increased risk for disability and decline in physical abilities up to six months later, according to a study by Yale researchers.


Vanderlick to step down as dean; helped make engineering ‘cool’ at Yale
Yale News
Kyle Vanderlick will return full time to teaching and research after her current term as dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science concludes, announced President Peter Salovey in a message to the Yale community on Jan. 6.


New on 'The MacMillan Report'
Yale News
An organization founded by a Yale professor to address global poverty was the focus of December’s “The MacMillan Report,” a one-on-one interview show presented by Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.


Older lung cancer patients face significant treatment burden
Yale News
Depending on the type of treatment older lung cancer patients receive, they can spend an average of one in three days interacting with the healthcare system in the first 60 days after surgery or radiation therapy, according to a study by Yale researchers.


The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 6-8
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The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Lung cancer patients may benefit from delayed chemotherapy after surgery
Yale News
A new Yale study suggests that patients with a common form of lung cancer may still benefit from delayed chemotherapy started up to four months after surgery, according to the researchers. 


When it comes to reducing hospital readmissions, financial penalties work
Yale News
Hospitals that were financially penalized for too many readmissions were more likely than non-penalized institutions to subsequently reduce readmissions for all conditions, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and colleagues in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Yale study finds that gun violence is a ‘contagious’ social epidemic
Yale News
Gun violence is often described as an epidemic or a public health concern, due to its alarmingly high levels in certain populations in the United States. It most often occurs within socially and economically disadvantaged minority urban communities, where rates of gun violence far exceed the national average. A new Yale study has established a model to predict how “contagious” the epidemic really is.


Study finds potential instability in Atlantic Ocean water circulation system
Yale News
One of the world’s largest ocean circulation systems may not be as stable as today’s weather models predict, according to a new study.


Artworks on view capture the spirit of a nation in flux
Yale News
Paintings, prints, drawings, and watercolors that depict the dawn of the modern age in America are on view in a new exhibit at the Yale University Art Gallery. 


Book: Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion
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Yale exhibition highlights the incorporation of digital methods into architecture
Yale News
“Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention,” an exhibition that focuses on the integration of digital methods in architectural practice, will open at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) on Thursday, Jan.


Yale team discovers way to pinpoint ‘words’ in genetic book of life
Yale News
The development of the embryo into trillions of specialized cells is an intricate genetic dance orchestrated by precisely timed expression of genes. Now a team led by Yale scientists have discovered a way to track the precise bits of RNA that that control this crucial process in a living animal.


Tapping into long-lived sound waves in glass
Yale News
Yale scientists have shown how to enhance the lifetime of sound waves traveling through glass — the material at the heart of fiber optic technologies. The discovery will be described in the January edition of the journal Nature Materials.


Yale and China: A Centuries-old Partnership
Yale News
Yale has the longest — and arguably, deepest — relationship with China of any university in the United States. And it all started with the work of one alumnus.


Searching a sea of ‘noise’ to find exoplanets — using only data as a guide
Yale News
Yale researchers have found a data-driven way to detect distant planets and refine the search for worlds similar to Earth.


Harlem Renaissance creators showcased in ‘Gather Out of Star-Dust’ at Beinecke
Yale News
“Gather Out of Star-Dust: The Harlem Renaissance & The Beinecke Library,” a major building-wide exhibition, is on view Jan. 13–April 17 at the library, 121 Wall St.


Yale student entrepreneurs: International initiatives 2016
Yale News
Yale’s resources for entrepreneurs and startups have enabled dozens of new ventures to move from vision to reality. With international initiatives alone, students have taken the opportunity to go beyond imagining to actually solving real-world problems in health, medicine, and energy in more than 60 countries.


President Salovey supports BRIDGE Act, policies protecting non-U.S. students
Yale News
Yale will support passage of the BRIDGE Act, bi-partisan legislation introduced last week to provide “provisional protected status” to undocumented students who were brought to the United States as children. The sponsors of the legislation are expected to offer it again when the 115th Congress convenes in January.


From YaleNews: Top 20 stories of 2016
Yale News
A cat, a dog, and a mysterious ancient monster made YaleNews headlines in 2016, as did research on topics ranging from Zika to climate change to fracking to opioid addiction. All told we published upwards of 1,900 articles.


Student-designed app guides Peabody visitors through new mineral and gem hall
Yale News
David Friend Hall, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History’s new mineral and gem gallery, was designed to be a contemplative space where visitors can ponder the beauty of a quartz or fluorite specimen as they would a canvas by Monet or Van Gogh.


Turns out ‘dirty money’ does bother people
Yale News
People tend to view money through a moral lens and are more likely to turn down or donate stolen bills and coins than “clean” cash, a new study has found.


Books by three Yale authors on NYT’s list of the month’s best
Yale News
Books by three Yale authors are among the eight books recommended by The New York Times in its monthly roundup of new books.


Yale College expands financial aid again — newest admitted students benefit
Yale News
Yale has announced another set of enhancements to its need-based financial aid policies for low-income students in Yale College.


Athletes united to bring holiday joy to New Haven youngsters
Yale News
In the end-of-semester flurry of final papers and exams, some Yale undergraduates added a few other activities to their to-do lists in the spirit of the holiday season: buying gifts and wrapping presents for young New Haven neighbors.


Local youth get eye-opening lesson from Yale scientists
Yale News
Public high school students recently came to Yale to learn all about the eye and hear about opthalmology careers. Ophthalmology Day is hosted by Yale Pathways to Science.


Yale alumnus donates ‘treasure chest’ of rare ancient objects to Yale
Yale News
When Kenneth Ott ’66 returned to Yale last May for his 50th reunion, one of his first stops was at the Yale Babylonian Collection in Sterling Memorial Library.


In conversation: Beverly Gage on seeing history as a ‘contingent human drama’
Yale News
This year, the United States commemorates the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a surprise military strike by the Japanese at the United States naval base in Hawaii. The attack, which took place on the morning of Dec. 7, led to the United States joining World War II after more than two years of avoiding entry into the war.


Book: The Right to Difference
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Can a cancer drug treat a rare cardiac disease?
Yale News
About 1 in 2,500 babies born in the United States each year have Noonan syndrome (NS), a genetic disorder that results in severe heart defects, among other symptoms. A gene called PTPN11 causes the condition, for which there is no treatment. To identify a potential target for therapy, a team of Yale researchers studied mouse models of the disease.


International students look back at introduction to Yale
Yale News
Adjusting to college life can be a challenge for any student, but this is particularly true for international students, who face the additional obstacle of adjusting to a foreign culture. The Yale Office of International Students and Scholars offers support and guidance through this process — helping  students with everything from filling out visa paperwork to exploring New Haven.


New book explores Yale’s vast archive of children’s literature
Yale News
“Story Time,” a new book of essays shows how the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children’s Literature has enriched and expanded people’s understanding of childhood and of the adults who write, illustrate, publish, and continue to cherish children’s books.


Book: Chinese Theology
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Subtype of triple negative breast cancer responds better to chemotherapy
Yale News
Researchers at Yale Cancer Center have identified a new subtype of triple negative breast cancer that shows significantly improved response to chemotherapy. Patients with the newly defined subtype — BRCA-deficient triple negative breast cancer — had significantly higher survival rates with chemotherapy.


Risk avoidance in older adults is related to brain anatomy, not age
Yale News
Older adults are less inclined to take risks, but this behavior may be linked to changes in brain anatomy rather than age, according to a new study, resulting from a collaboration between Yale and NYU. The finding adds to scientific understanding of decision making and may lead to strategies for modifying changes in risk behavior as people age.


Book: One Toss of the Dice
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Book: The Book in History, The Book as History
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A space to share ideas and experiment in digital humanities
Yale News
Everything from books, to newspapers and magazines to museum and library collections have been digitized. This explosion of digital material presents both opportunities and unique challenges to humanities scholars, who traditionally have not used computational methods to manage massive amounts of data.


Yale helps found alliance to expand access to college for 50,000 talented students from lower-income families
Yale News
Yale University joined 30 of the nation’s most respected colleges and universities today in a new initiative to substantially expand the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at America’s top-performing undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates.


Anniversary of Prokofiev’s birth to be celebrated in concert with ballet music and imagery
Yale News
To celebrate the 125th birthday of the famed Russian composer and pianist Sergei Prokofiev, Yale School of Music faculty member Boris Berman wanted to do something special on campus.


Promise and challenges of sharing ‘big data' explored at new computing facility
Yale News
Whether it’s medical researchers sifting through mountains of genomic data, historians poring over thousands of old photographs, or astrophysicists discerning the universe via statistical algorithms, Yale scholars use big data in ways that make research more open, interconnected, and insightful.


Deans for Murray and Franklin colleges announced
Yale News
The deans of the new residential colleges have been announced by Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway. Jessie Royce Hill will serve as dean of Benjamin Franklin College, and Alexander Rosas will be dean of Pauli Murray College. They will assume their new roles on July 1


Future HUD secretary Ben Carson ’73 stresses self-sufficiency as goal of government programs
Yale News
Retired neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate Ben Carson ’73 said in a Yale speech Dec. 8 that predictions he will dismantle federal safety-net programs for the poor as secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are “a bunch of crap.” 


Yale’s Robert A.M. Stern honored for his ‘profound’ impact in architectural education
Yale News
Robert A.M. Stern ’65 M.Arch., former dean of the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) and the J.M. Hoppin Professor of Architecture, has been recognized with the 2017 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, the highest honor given for architectural education in the United States.


New program supports 'common good and creative' careers
Yale News
Students and alumni hoping to explore careers in public service and the arts can now find support and resources at the Office of Career Strategy through its new initiative “Common Good and Creative Careers.”


The Week Ender: Happenings Dec. 9-11
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Opioid users treated in drug detention centers more likely to relapse
Yale News
Individuals who are dependent on opioids are more likely to relapse after treatment in a compulsory drug detention center versus a voluntary drug treatment center that provides methadone therapy, say the Yale authors of a new global study.


Yale affiliate's videos bring ‘ordinary citizens’ into the limelight
Yale News
As they worked on a project to create their own films, the students in Professor Charles Musser’s year-long “Documentary Film Workshop” course had the opportunity to learn from someone who knows what it’s like to start from scratch, with passion but no experience: longtime Yalie Cynthia Farrar ’76.


Event to explore the work and legacy of August Wilson
Yale News
On Thursday, Dec. 8, the Yale School of Drama will present a conversation with 2016 Beinecke Fellow André De Shields, the two-time Tony Award-nominated actor currently appearing in the Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of “Seven Guitars.”


Book: Luxury and Rubble
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Three Yale alums among Trump’s Cabinet picks
Yale News
Three Yale alumni are among the individuals tapped for Cabinet-level positions by President-elect Donald Trump. Financier Steven Mnuchin ’85 was selected to serve as secretary of the Treasury on Nov. 30, and Dr. Benjamin Carson ’73 was tapped as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Nov. 5.


Book: Exemplary Novels
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Noted playwright Tarrell Alvin McCraney appointed chair of the playwriting department
Yale News
Tarell Alvin McCraney MFA ’07, renowned playwright and director, has been appointed chair of the Department of Playwriting at Yale School of Drama. His appointment is effective July 1, 2017, for a three-year term.


Q&A: Anthropologist Erik Harms on ‘luxury and rubble' in today’s Saigon
Yale News
“Luxury and Rubble,” a new book by Yale anthropologist Erik Harms, tells the tale of two urban developments in Ho Chi Minh City, the Vietnamese city formerly called Saigon.


Yale linguists explore the evolution of color in new study
Yale News
The naming of colors has long been a topic of interest in the study of human culture and cognition — revealing the link between perception, language, and the categorization of the natural world. A major question in the study of both anthropology and cognitive science is why the world’s languages show recurrent similarities in color naming. Linguists at Yale tracked the evolution of color terms across a large language tree in Australia in order to trace the history of these systems.


An unexpected role for epigenetic enzymes in cancer
Yale News
To better understand how cancer initiates and spreads, Yale associate professor of pathology Qin Yan turned to the field of epigenetics, which examines changes in the expression of genes and proteins that do not affect the underlying genetic codes.


Transgender mother tells of challenges to parental rights
Yale News
Transgender parents face special challenges in America’s legal system, parent and activist Jessica Lynn told a Yale Law School audience Dec. 1.


Lamar University professor wins Frederick Douglass Book Prize
Yale News
Jeff Forret, professor of history at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his book “Slave Against Slave: Plantation Violence in the Old South” (Louisiana State University Press).


This November on ‘The MacMillan Report’
Yale News
India’s power and territoriality in South Asia and a recent case challenging the nation’s copyright laws were among the topics explored in November on “The MacMillan Report,” a one-on-one interview show presented by Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. This month’s offerings also included a look at the consequences of Brexit and children’s health and development in the context of the United Nations’ agenda on sustainable development.


Report outlines principles for renaming campus buildings
Yale News
The report of the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming — offering clear guidelines on university decisions to remove a historical name from a campus building, space, or structure — has been approved by President Peter Salovey and Yale’s trustees.


Yale to build center for innovative thinking
Yale News
Yale is launching a new university-wide center for innovative thinking. The center’s mission will be to inspire students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to seek innovative ways to solve real-world problems.


Q&A: New CPIRT director on lung infections, antibiotics, and climate change
Yale News
This summer, the new Yale Center for Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment (CPIRT) held its first meeting, with the goal of breathing fresh air into the science of lung infection. Conceived by associate professor Dr. Charles Dela Cruz as a cross-disciplinary hub for investigators, CPIRT brings together innovative minds from basic, translational, and clinical research areas across Yale.


A watershed moment in understanding how H2O conducts electricity
Yale News
Scientists have taken spectroscopic snapshots of nature’s most mysterious relay race: the passage of extra protons from one water molecule to another during conductivity.


Eight Yalies are named 2018 Schwarzman Scholars
Yale News
Four current Yale students and four alumni will pursue graduate study next year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s premier institutions, as Schwarzman Scholars. 


EU’s ambassador to the U.N. speaks about evolving political order
Yale News
Conveying a narrative of globalization and political upheaval that has become familiar to western nations in the past year, João Vale de Almeida, the European Union’s (EU) ambassador to the United Nations since October 2015, spoke to a crowd of about 100 Yale community members at Kroon Hall on Nov. 30.


Chaplain Sharon Kugler: 'This is my United Way story'
Yale News
University Chaplain Sharon Kugler recently sent out the following message to members of the Yale and New Haven communities to describe her dedication to supporting the United Way. Faculty and staff members can donate to the 2016-2017 Yale United Way Campaign here.


Zika and glaucoma linked for first time in new study
Yale News
A team of researchers in Brazil and at the Yale School of Public Health has published the first report demonstrating that the Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants who were exposed to the virus during gestation. 


Losses of soil carbon under global warming might equal U.S. emissions
Yale News
A new global analysis finds that warming temperatures will trigger the release of trillions of kilograms of carbon from the planet’s soils, driven largely by the losses of carbon in the world’s colder places.


Book: Chasing the Moon
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Study points to possible treatment for a rare vascular disease
Yale News
In individuals with a rare genetic disorder that affects blood vessels, arteries and veins develop abnormal connections, causing bleeding in the skin, nose, and other organs. In most cases, the condition — hereditary hemorraghic telangiectasia, or HHT — is due to mutations in two genes that regulate proteins in the endothelial cells lining the blood vessels. Treatment options are limited.


‘Bulgaria! Revolt!’ — a new musical is staged by School of Drama students
Yale News
Can one small person or nation change the great tide of history? That question is explored in the Yale School of Drama’s next production, “Bulgaria! Revolt!”


Free concert features Cabaret legend with the Yale Jazz Ensemble
Yale News
Cabaret legend Steve Ross and the nine-piece Yale Jazz Ensemble “All Stars” will perform in a concrt on Friday, Dec. 2, for a repeat performance of “Rhythm and Romance: The Songs of Fred Astaire and Cole.”


Margellos Scholarship Fund supports Ukrainian students at Yale
Yale News
Freshman Christina Figlus came to Yale in pursuit of a well-rounded education that would allow her the flexibility to explore a range of subjects. Born in Chicago, she was raised in Ukraine, living most of her life just outside Kyiv. When she graduated from the Pechersk School International, she set her sights on attending college in the United States.


Another Yalie receives a Rhodes Scholarship
Yale News
Peter Merritt ’16 will join three other Yalies studying at Oxford University next year as winners of Rhodes Scholarships.


Psychopaths can regret bad decisions — but don’t learn from them
Yale News
Psychopaths do experience regret, particularly when their bad decisions affect them directly — yet they don’t use that experience to inform their future choices, according to a new study published the week of Nov. 28 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Yale and Brown co-host ‘Slavery and Global Public History Conference’
Yale News
In 2006 Brown University and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale hosted an international symposium on slavery and public history. Now the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gilder Lehrman Center, and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice will reconvene Dec. 1–3 at Brown University in Providence, RI, to examine the proliferation of slavery-related museums, exhibitions, and public intellectual challenges across the world.


Exploring the secret life of house sparrows with the aid of a 3D printer
Yale News
With the help of technology and know-how at the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale University PET Center is gaining insights into the inner lives of house sparrows. In many ways, it turns out, we are not so different from these long-maligned birds.


Zika-bearing mosquitoes quickly invade and adapt to new environments
Yale News
The Zika-bearing mosquito Aedes aegypti is not only spreading rapidly but has shown a remarkable ability to adapt quickly to different locales and climates, according to Jeffrey Powell, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and environmental health sciences.


Lecture to explore ‘money, sex, and boredom’ in life of photographer Walker Evans
Yale News
“‘Knocking around between money, sex, and boredom’: Walker Evans in Havana and New York” is the title of this year’s Andrew Carnduff Ritchie Lecture being presented by noted art historian John Tagg at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in the lecture hall of the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. The talk is free an open to the public, and will be livestreamed as well.


The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 25 to 27
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


The Energy Sciences Institute: Developing tomorrow’s energy
Yale News
With a space designed to foster collaborations, the Energy Sciences Institute brings researchers from different fields together to figure out our next sources of energy.


Yale Camerata to perform Advent concert
Yale News
The Yale Camerata will perform some of its traditional holiday favorites in a concert on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Battell Chapel, corner of College and Elm streets. The concert is free and open to the public.


Yale Band presents ‘An Old-Fashioned Holiday Concert’
Yale News
Seasonal favorites will be on the program when the Yale Concert Band presents its annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 4.


For city shoppers: carriage rides, ice carving, music, Santa, and more
Yale News
In addition to gift ideas galore, shoppers in downtown New Haven this holiday season can also enjoy free four-hour parking, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice carving demonstrations, culinary events, storytelling with Santa, caroling, musical performances, and free New Haven-themed ornaments.


In the city’s public schools, United Way helps children exposed to trauma
Yale News
Through United Way’s work in the New Haven Trauma Coalition, 2,366 New Haven schoolchildren who have been exposed to trauma were helped last year in their schools.


LIFFY announces winners of this year’s film festival
Yale News
The Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) has announced its selection for winning films for 2016.


Three Yalies are Oxford-bound as Rhodes Scholars
Yale News
A Yale College senior and two recent graduates will study at the University of Oxford in England next year as winners of Rhodes Scholarships. The winners are: Olivia A. Klevorn ’17, Hannah K. Carrese ’16, and Noah Remnick ’15.


Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway appointed provost of Northwestern University
Yale News
Jonathan Holloway, dean of Yale College and the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies, will become the next provost of Northwestern University, the two universities announced Nov. 21.


The promise of precision medicine for rheumatoid arthritis
Yale News
In a new study, a Yale-led research team identified the mechanism of a gene that raises the risk of severe rheumatoid arthritis in susceptible individuals. The finding may lead to the development of treatment based on the genetic profiles of arthritis patients, the researchers said.


‘Under the Turban’ film and talk explore Sikh identity
Yale News
The Fox International Fellowship is hosting a screening and discussion of the film “Under the Turban” on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 4:30 p. m. in the Luce Hall auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. The film follows the members of the Garcha family, who embark on a journey to learn about their identity after 9-year-...


Does where you live affect what you weigh?
Yale News
Adult obesity rates in the United States have reached epidemic proportions, with one in four people considered obese. Yet, obesity rates vary considerably across states and counties.


New model for studying Alzheimer’s disease
Yale News
Yale researchers developed a novel model that may prove useful to the study of Alzheimer’s at its earliest stages.


Smithsonian scholar examines legacy of the U.S.-Mexico Bracero Program
Yale News
Just two days after the end of an election season in which immigration was a top issue, historian Mireya Loza spoke to students and faculty about the Bracero Program, a binational agreement between the United States and Mexico that allowed Mexican male laborers to enter the United States on temporary work permits to cover a labor shortage brought on by World War II.


Obama’s top adviser on Native American issues tells of stubbornness in the face of injustice
Yale News
President Obama’s top adviser on Native American issues told students at a Trumbull College Tea Nov. 17 that Obama is “the first president ever to pay concerted attention to Native American affairs.”


Cook this Thanksgiving like Alice B. Toklas: Recipes from the Beinecke Library
Yale News
Irene Rich, a leading lady at the dawn of Hollywood’s Golden Age, was one of the few movie stars to make a successful transition from silent film to “talkies.” She also made a delicious turkey dressing.


A new standard in robotics
Yale News
Aaron Dollar, associate professor of mechanical engineering & materials science, wants to bring a level of specificity and universality to manipulation tasks in robotics research.


Food or flight? Molecular mechanics of risk-reward equation described
Yale News
The hungrier the mouse, the more risk it will take to grab cheese on the floor of a home with a house cat. “But how does it make this risk-reward computation?” asks Michael Nitabach, professor of cellular and molecular physiology and professor of genetics at Yale.


Yale start-up’s device makes a medical procedure a lot safer
Yale News
Two Yale undergraduates invented the Ballistra Guidewire Advancer, a device that seeks to eliminate many of the complications of placing intravenous catheters in patients.


The real-life ‘Spotlight’ journalist shares stories of his career
Yale News
It was fear of a new boss that prompted longtime Boston Globe journalist Walter “Robbie” Robinson and his investigative team to get the ball rolling on its Pulitzer Prize-winning series about the Catholic church’s cover-up of sexual abuse by priests in the Boston archdiocese. 


The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 18 to 20
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Meet Handsome Dan XVIII
Yale News
The newest Yale mascot, Handsome Dan XVIII, has been selected, the Yale University Athletics department reports. The Olde English Bulldog was born on Sept. 23, 2016, and is a true New Englander, coming from a breeder in Maine. He was part of a litter that included a brother and five sisters.


Tracking the flow of quantum information
Yale News
If objects in motion are like rainwater flowing through a gutter and landing in a puddle, then quantum objects in motion are like rainwater that might end up in a bunch of puddles, all at once. Figuring out where quantum objects actually go has frustrated scientists for years.


Ten years since its founding, dance studies has growing momentum
Yale News
When he was an undergraduate at Yale 20 years ago, there were extracurricular dance groups on campus “but no hint of dance being an intellectual pursuit or a fit subject for academic study,” recalls Brian Siebert ’97.


Yale study sheds light on ‘surprise’ ER billing
Yale News
In an unprecedented study of 2.2 million emergency room visits across the United States, Yale researchers found that 22% of patients who went to emergency departments within their health-insurance networks were treated by an out-of-network doctor and potentially incurred major, unexpected expenses.


iPL collection adds to Beinecke’s strengths in photobooks and modern trends in self-publishing
Yale News
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University recently received, through acquisition and donation, the Indie Photobook Library (iPL), a major collection of photobooks from Larissa Leclair ’03 M.A. The collection includes more than 2,000 photobooks from around the world along with related ephemera, archives of the iPL’s history, and Leclair’s personal collection related to self-publishing.


Center for Engineering Innovation and Design celebrates fourth birthday, looks to future
Yale News
The CEID has fostered classes, extracurricular groups, start-up companies, and more in the four years since it opened.


With CEID, School of Engineering expands hands-on educational opportunities
Yale News
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has added several hands-on learning courses to its curriculum thanks to the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design.


CEID fosters innovative startups
Yale News
Even though it’s only four years old, the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID) already has an impressive résumé of nurturing startups.


Yale researchers find key to predicting outcomes of autism treatment
Yale News
Treatments for autism spectrum disorders are varied and costly, and selecting the right one is crucial to long-term outcome. Yale University researchers report they can predict whether a preschool age child will respond to at least one form of treatment by looking at patterns of the child’s brain activity.


A message to the University community
Yale News
The university issued the following statement on Nov. 15.


Building on Yale’s iconic strengths: Salovey updates alumni delegates on the mission of the university
Yale News
What does it take to make Yale a truly great research university in the global context? President Peter Salovey posed that question to a crowded Sprague Memorial Hall during his address to delegates of the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) Assembly. Salovey told the audience that Yale can make the strongest contribution to the world “through educating our students through the scholarship and research that goes on at Yale. And to do that we have to have a very strong faculty and a very strong sense of purpose and mission.”


In emotional ceremony, Calhoun dining hall named after Roosevelt Thompson '84
Yale News
Dozens of members of the extended Yale community gathered in Calhoun College on the evening of Nov. 10 to remember, celebrate, and honor the life of the late Roosevelt “Rosey” Thompson ’84.


‘Power ? Permission’ to examine journalistic accountability and social media
Yale News
A panel titled “Posting ? Permission: Methodology, Power, Journalistic Accountability & Social Media,” will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in Rm. 309 of William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street. The event is free and open to the public.


Taking off one uniform and putting on another: Veterans Day 2016
Yale News
Adrian Hale, a former Marine who served two tours in Afghanistan, presented the following address at the Veterans Day ceremony held on Nov. 11 in Yale’s Hewitt Quadrangle.


Campus events honor veterans and ROTC
Yale News
University leaders, students, staff, and alumni — including many veterans and current Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets and midshipmen — gathered on Hewitt Quadrangle Nov. 11 to honor the contributions of Yale-affiliated veterans past and present.


U.N. ambassadors from Latin America, Africa, and Europe to discuss regional organizations in global governance
Yale News
Three ambassadors to the United Nations — Juan Carlos Mendoza-García, permanent representative of Costa Rica (for the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States); Téte António, permanent observer of the African Union; and Joanne Adamson, deputy head of the European Union Delegation — will discuss regional organizations in global governance on Tuesday, Nov. 15.


Boston Globe editor who uncovered sexual abuse by Catholic priests to speak
Yale News
Pulitzer Prize winner Walter “Robby” Robinson, editor-at-large of the Boston Globe, will speak at two events at Yale on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 15 and Nov. 16, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


August Wilson’s ‘Seven Guitars’ is next play at the Yale Rep
Yale News
“Seven Guitars,” the fifth chapter in August Wilson’s epic Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning 10-play cycle, will open at the Yale Repertory Theatre on Nov. 25.


The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 11 to 13
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Understanding Trump’s triumph: Q&A with Eitan Hersh
Yale News
The Yale political scientist discusses why voters who previously supported President Obama voted for Donald Trump, the "reality show" nature of modern politics, and why the Democrats and Republicans should revert to the old way of choosing their candidates.


Overcoming the ‘experience paradox’ is focus of Young Professionals Symposium
Yale News
The second annual Young Professionals Symposium (YPS 2016 ), taking place on Saturday, Nov. 12, will explore on the experience paradox: How do you get the job without the experience, or the experience without the job?


Study pinpoints protein that detects damage from radiation
Yale News
High doses of radiation from cancer treatment can cause severe damage to cells and tissues, resulting in injury to bone marrow and the gastrointestinal tract. The consequences can be fatal. Yet researchers do not fully understand how exposure to radiation triggers this damage at the molecular level.


Navy leader and Yale alum returns to campus for tour and annual Birthday Ball
Yale News
One of the highlights of the 241st Annual Navy and Marine Corps Birthday Ball at Yale were remarks by the Honorable Franklin Parker, assistant secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs. The ball, held on Nov. 4, was the culmination of a daylong visit to Yale by Parker, who is a 1996 Yale graduate and Saybrook College alumnus.


Study links ‘well-being’ metric to life expectancy
Yale News
Life expectancy is strongly linked to a relatively new metric that assesses physical, emotional, and social health, according to a Yale-led study. Referred to as population well-being, the metric is an important indicator that researchers and policy makers can use to promote health and address disparities, said the authors.


Lectures explore how FDR prepared for war and global leadership
Yale News
Susan Dunn, the Massachusetts Professor of Humanities at Williams College, will give a series of three lectures in November on “FDR’s Third Hundred Days — Preparing for War and Global Leadership November 1940 to March 1941” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs.


Peabody announces fifth Verrill Medalist: British naturalist Sir David Attenborough
Yale News
Renowned British naturalist, broadcaster and documentary filmmaker Sir David Frederick Attenborough was among five luminaries in the fields of natural history and natural science to be named winners of the Addison Emery Verrill Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the curators of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.


New members appointed to University Council
Yale News
Eight alumni have been appointed by the Yale Corporation as new members of the University Council, an advisory body to the president that is charged with studying and making suggestions on different facets of university life.


Coming Nov. 21: Chili & Chowder Cookoff fundraiser
Yale News
It’s time for chefs to rifle through their recipe files and food lovers to sharpen their taste buds in preparation for the annual Chili & Chowder Cookoff fundraiser for United Way.


Professor’s mission to launch scholarly journal in Burma now a reality
Yale News
A Yale professor’s five-year quest to re-establish a tradition of rigorous scholarship and research in Myanmar (formerly Burma) has come to fulfillment with the publication of the first issue of the Independent Journal of Burmese Scholarship.


Conference celebrates Yale’s leadership in ethnic studies
Yale News
Yale celebrated its legacy of ethnic studies in a Nov. 3-4 conference sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM) and the Asian American Cultural Center. The conference honored the late Don Nakanishi ’71, a Yale graduate who was a pioneer in the fields of ethnic and Asian-American studies and an inspiration for generations of young scholars.


Researchers find widespread disruption of brain activity during absence seizures
Yale News
Scientists believed that absence seizures — the brief loss of consciousness often mistaken for day-dreaming — was caused by a localized disruption of brain activity. A new Yale study finds the entire brain is involved in this common form of childhood epilepsy that causes kids to “blank out” for 10 seconds or more at a time.


Art journalist and critic Lilly Wei to visit as Poynter Fellow
Yale News
Lilly Wei, an art journalist, critic, and independent curator, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Nov. 10, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. 


Author of “Modified,” an investigation of GMOs, to discuss her book
Yale News
Author Caitlin Shetterly, whose books include the recent “Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future,” will speak on campus on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. 


Student’s environmental concerns earn him a ‘Leader of the Future’ award
Yale News
As a volunteer last year for the New Haven Science Fair, Yale junior Cesar Garcia Lopez traveled periodically with first-graders to the Quinnipiac Meadows Eugene B. Fargeorge Preserve in New Haven to explore the biodiversity of the salt marsh. The students he mentored from Conte West Hills Magnet School won a first-place prize in the fair’s biological sciences category for their research on the habitats of snails in the marsh.


Talk will explore ‘Challenges Facing the U.N. Security Council’
Yale News
The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs will host the talk “Challenges Facing the U.N. Security Council: A Conversation with Matthew Rycroft, the United Kingdom’s permanent representative to the United Nations” on Thursday, Nov. 10.


Yale Concert Band to perform in Nov. 13 matinee concert
Yale News
The next performance by the Yale Concert Band will feature one of the School of Music’s newest faculty members, saxophonist Carrie Koffman, who will play Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess Medley” and Maurice Whitney’s “Introduction and Samba” with the group.


Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale opens Nov. 9 at the MacMillan Center
Yale News
The Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY), sponsored by the Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies, opens on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, 34 Hillhouse Ave.


Musical rounds and other works are featured in Yale Camerata’s first concert this season
Yale News
In its first concert this season, the Yale Camerata will perform five original musical rounds from a song cycle created by two Yale alumni along with an Emmy Award-winning composer.


Medical School names first deputy dean for diversity: Dr. Darin A. Latimore of UC Davis
Yale News
Dr. Darin A. Latimore has been appointed deputy dean for diversity and inclusion at Yale School of Medicine (YSM). In his new post, which he will assume in January, Latimore will function as the School of Medicine’s inaugural chief diversity officer, wrote Dr. Robert Alpern, YSM dean and the Ensign Professor of Medicine, in a letter to the medical community.


The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 4 to 6
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Jennifer Richeson appointed the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology
Yale News
Jennifer Richeson, newly named as the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology, focuses her research on social psychological phenomena that pertain to cultural diversity.


Rüdiger Campe named the Mohr Professor of German Languages and Literatures
Yale News
Rüdiger Campe, newly named as the Alfred C. and Martha F. Mohr Professor of German Languages and Literatures, focuses his teaching and writing on rhetoric and aesthetics, the history of science and representation, baroque theater, and the European novel from the 18th century.


Yale Native students host all-Ivy summit
Yale News
Kicking off November’s Native Heritage Month, the Association of Native Americans at Yale (ANAAY) will host the annual Ivy Native Summit the weekend of Nov. 4-6.


Ethnic studies conference will honor Don Nakanishi ’71, a founder of the field
Yale News
Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM) and the Asian American Cultural Center at Yale will host an Ethnic Studies Conference on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3 and 4. The event will honor the late Don Nakanishi ’71, a Yale graduate who was a pioneer in the fields of ethnic and Asian-American studies, and will draw on the deep experience of the Yale community in the area of ethnic studies.


Yalies who founded Navy’s first aviation unit to be honored
Yale News
The Yale Veterans Association will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the First Yale Unit (a.k.a. The Millionaires’ Unit) and the birth of U.S. Naval Aviation with a film screening and discussion on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11.


Yale professors pursue progress on addiction medicine education at White House symposium
Yale News
The opioid addiction and overdose crisis has spurred action among researchers, physicians, and policymakers to promote research and patient care on addiction. Last September, chief of general internal medicine Patrick O’Connor, the Dan and Amanda ’97 Adams Professor of General Medicine at Yale, co-chaired a symposium on addiction medicine convened at the White House. The event brought together national leaders on addiction to discuss strategies to advance prevention and treatment of addiction in the United States.


Rx opioid poisonings nearly double among toddlers, teens
Yale News
Thousands of children are hospitalized annually for prescription opioid poisonings, and in recent years, hospitalization rates have nearly doubled among children of all ages, according to a new Yale study that shows toddlers and older teens are particularly at risk.


Mysterious Voynich Manuscript reborn in facsimile edition
Yale News
A photo facsimile edition of the enigmatic manuscript offers the public a new way to engage with the document that has mystified scholars for centuries.


‘Truth in the Internet Age’ to explore intersection of fact, fallacy, and democracy
Yale News
“Truth in the Internet Age” is the focus of a Yale symposium to be held on campus on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the day after the 2016 presidential election. The event will explore how the blurring of facts and opinion and the rise of hate and conspiracy theories in the cybersphere have affected the American political process.


NBA star who protested the national anthem in 1996 discusses free speech and standing on principle
Yale News
Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, ignited a national debate this year by not standing when the national anthem is played before football games. This is familiar territory for former NBA star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (who changed his name from Chris Jackson), who protested the national anthemn two decades ago.


Yale College students benefit from enhancements to financial aid
Yale News
When freshmen in the Yale Class of 2020 arrived on campus in August, more than half of the 1,371 new students had received a Yale Scholarship as part of a need-based Yale Financial Aid Award designed to meet 100% of their families’ financial need.


Gene that determines floral sex may be key to new hybrid seeds
Yale News
A Yale University-led team of scientists has discovered a key gene in that controls the sex of maize flowers — a discovery that could open the door to creation of highly productive hybrid seed in many agricultural plants the authors say.


LGBTQ staff members find commonalities, celebrate differences
Yale News
The LGBTQ Staff Affinity Group  hosted a panel discussion and conversation about the intersection of personal and professional identities as an employee of Yale. The panel, titled “Identity and Lived Experience at Yale,” consisted of staffers representing a range of professional backgrounds and experiences, including some long-time Yale employees and some who just arrived in New Haven this fall.


Book: The Progressives’ Century
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


This October on ‘The MacMillan Report’
Yale News
Modernity and its “discontents," the historic clash between monopoly and free trade, the Islamic jihad, and the 52-year war in Colombia were explored in recent episodes of “The MacMillan Report,” a one-on-one interview show presented by Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.


Is there room at your Thanksgiving table for an international student?
Yale News
Thanksgiving is approaching, and the Office of International Students and Scholars is once again seeking Yale staff, faculty, and alumni to host one or more international students and scholars for its Thanksgiving Dinner at Home program.


The Week Ender: Happenings Oct. 28 to 30
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Gunshot wound to the head not a death sentence
Yale News
Civilians with gunshot wounds to the head or other penetrating brain injuries have a 42% chance of surviving, according to a study of more than 400 patients at two major trauma centers.


Myth: Cranberry as cure-all for UTIs
Yale News
Americans have long turned to cranberries as folk medicine for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs), which are more common in women than men. Yet research on the effectiveness of cranberry juice or capsules on the prevention or treatment of these infections is conflicting.


Yale scientists edit gene mutations in inherited form of anemia
Yale News
A Yale-led research team used a new gene editing strategy to correct mutations that cause thalassemia, a form of anemia. Their gene editing technique provided corrections to the mutations and alleviated the disease in mice, the researchers said. The finding could lead to studies of a similar gene therapy to treat people with inherited blood disorders.


Fivethirtyeight blogger Farai Chideya to discuss the 2016 election
Yale News
Farai Chideya, a multimedia journalist and blogger for fivethirtyeight.com, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Oct. 27, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Genes help scientists track odd migrations of Zika mosquitoes
Yale News
Mosquitoes that carry Zika virus and Dengue fever are genetically distinct throughout the globe, a fact that may help public health officials assess risk to populations newly exposed to the species, a new Yale-led study shows.


Film documents NBA player’s spiritual journey to Islam
Yale News
A screening of the 2004 film “By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam,” which explores a protest of the national anthem by Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (formerly Chris Jackson), his subsequent suspension from the NBA in the 1990s, and the national debate it sparked about race, politics, religion, and freedom of speech, will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.


Yale Chicago hosts 150th anniversary celebration
Yale News
Yale alumni came together in force on Oct. 19 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Yale Chicago.


Fitbit founder and upcoming tech summit speaker Eric Friedman is an ‘eternally optimistic’ entrepreneur
Yale News
A mere 10 years ago, who would have thought that a small wearable device would turn walkers into avid data crunchers, obsessively tracking their daily steps — let alone start a company based on such a possibility?


Book: Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


From a one-woman space to a fully supportive place: SHARE marks its 10th year
Yale News
Ten years ago, Carole Goldberg singlehandedly ran Yale’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education Center (SHARE) from a small office on Whitney Avenue, at one edge of the campus. She was available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to any member of the Yale community who needed her help.


Bridge programs for incoming freshmen expand reach
Yale News
As Yale College prepares for a 15% expansion in the undergraduate student body, two newer programs designed to help students transition to Yale have successfully expanded as well.


Four to be honored at Yale-Jefferson Public Service Awards ceremony
Yale News
Two alumni and two current students will be honored for their work in the community with Yale-Jefferson Public Service Awards. The awards will be presented during the annual assembly of the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), being held Nov. 10-11.


Columnist Ben Zimmer ’92 to discuss life ‘Linguistic Sleuthing in the Digital Age'
Yale News
Ben Zimmer ’92, language columnist at the Wall Street Journal, will speak at Yale on Monday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. His talk, “On the Word Beat: Linguistic Sleuthing in the Digital Age,” will take place in the Davenport College common room, 248 York St.  The event is free and open to the public.


Tonight: “Hamilton’s America,” a documentary featuring Yale historian Joanne Freeman, debuts on PBS
Yale News
“Hamilton’s America,” a documentary film that explores the making of the critically acclaimed play “Hamilton,” and the history behind it will debut on THIRTEEN’s “Great Performances” tonight at 9 p.m. The film features interviews with Joanne Freeman, professor of history at Yale, who is a noted scholar on Alexander Hamilton.


Acclaimed Japanese actor to screen and discuss his films at Yale
Yale News
Nakadai Tatsuya, who is regarded as one of Japan’s greatest actors, will visit Yale to screen and discuss two of his films.


Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir to perform in free concert
Yale News
The Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir will perform in a free concert on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Woolsey Hall, 500 College St.


Internationally renowned scholar on African studies to give Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale
Yale News
Mahmood Mamdani, an internationally renowned scholar on African history, politics, and society, and the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 26.


Politico editor Susan Glasser to give Poynter Lecture Oct. 24
Yale News
Susan Glasser, editor at Politico, will speak at Yale on Monday, Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m. as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. “A Q&A with Politico Editor Susan Glasser” will take place in Rm. 116 of William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. The event is free and open to the public.


Peabody invites you to its birthday bash on Saturday
Yale News
Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History is celebrating two landmark events this weekend: its 150th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 22 and the opening of its new David Friend Hall, devoted to minerals and gems, on Sunday, Oct. 23. There will be free admission both days.


The Week Ender: Happenings Oct. 21-23
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Emerging and innovative technologies to take center stage at Yale Tech Summit
Yale News
Yale alumnus and Fitbit co-founder Eric Friedman will be the keynote speaker at the third annual Yale Technology Summit, a celebration and showcase of innovative and emerging technologies used in teaching, research, and entrepreneurial and administrative activities at Yale University and beyond.


Study finds key regulator in pulmonary fibrosis
Yale News
A Yale-led research team has identified an important enzyme that could lead to new therapies for a chronic fatal lung disease that affects hundreds of thousands in the United States each year.


Blood molecule key to more efficient batteries
Yale News
A molecule that transports oxygen in blood could be key to developing the next generation of batteries, and in a way that’s environmentally friendly.


Yale United Way campaign focuses on giving ‘on common ground, for the common good’
Yale News
President Peter Salovey drew from New Haven and Yale’s long history to kick off the 2016-2017 Yale United Way campaign with a message on Oct. 17 to faculty and staff, celebrating the annual campus-wide effort as part of  “a long tradition of local residents uniting to give on common ground, for the common good.”


Grand Strategy program celebrates 15 years of promoting global leadership
Yale News
The Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale hosted an alumni reunion conference on Oct. 14 and 15 that focused on commemorating the first 15 years of the program, debating key current grand strategic issues and discussing the future direction of the program.


Staff and faculty invited to first-ever night game at Yale Bowl
Yale News
All staff and faculty are invited to Employee Night at Yale Football on Friday, Oct. 21, when the Bulldogs take on the UPenn Quakers in the first-ever night game at the Yale Bowl.


A major challenge for young heart attack patients: affordable healthcare
Yale News
In the year following a heart attack, financial barriers to healthcare are linked to worse health outcomes in young women and young men, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA).


Advice to STEM students: Seek to work ‘with people you respect on projects you admire’
Yale News
When searching for a job after graduation, “do a little homework,” alumna and Yale trustee Annette Thomas advised students at “STEM Careers: Formulae and Solutions for Success,” held on campus on Oct. 15.


Insight on ovarian cancer
Yale News
Ovarian cancer is difficult to diagnose at early stages. Once it has spread beyond the ovaries, it is more challenging to treat and can be fatal. During metastasis, ovarian tumor cells detach from the primary tumor site and migrate to the abdominal cavity, where their survival is supported by white blood cells known as tumor-associated macrophages.


Protein linked to Alzheimer’s may also play a role in schizophrenia
Yale News
A specific protein implicated in the cognitive decline of Alzheimer’s disease also appears to play a role in genetic predisposition to schizophrenia, meaning that a drug that targets that protein could treat a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders, according to a new study published October 18 in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.


Human Resources training sessions to focus on staff diversity and inclusion
Yale News
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Yale’s eight affinity groups are offering two upcoming workshops for staff focused on workforce diversity and inclusion.


Yale School of Drama stages Lorca’s ‘Blood Wedding’
Yale News
A young bride reignites a smoldering family feud when she abandons her groom and runs away with a former lover in “Blood Wedding,” a play by Federico García Lorca that will be the School of Drama’s first production this season.


Research links fatty liver disease to type 2 diabetes
Yale News
Insulin resistance in the liver is a major factor in the development of type 2 diabetes, and it is almost always associated with too much fat in the liver — a condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The question of whether there’s a causal link between NAFLD and type 2 diabetes has been unclear.


2016 Gruber Cosmology Conference honored gravitational waves team
Yale News
On Oct. 7, the Gruber Foundation and the Departments of Astronomy and Physics hosted the 2016 Gruber Cosmology Conference at the Yale School of Management.


New faculty bring “Dr. T.” and Islamic expertise to Yale
Yale News
"Welcome. We will begin each week promptly at 4:34,” Shawkat Toorawa told the assembled group of students at the Whitney Humanities Center on a recent Wednesday. “I will talk about three items of cultural interest.”


Yale Graduate and Professional Senate releases report on a survey of students’ experience with bias
Yale News
Yale’s Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) released a report Oct. 17 on Race, Diversity, and Inclusion that it shared with all graduate and professional students.


NLRB hearing on Local 33 election petitions concludes
Yale News
The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) sub-regional office in Hartford, Connecticut has concluded its hearing on election petitions filed by UNITE HERE’s Local 33, the union seeking to organize teaching assistants in Yale’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.


The Peabody Museum’s new mineral gallery will ‘knock your socks off’
Yale News
Visitors to David Friend Hall, the Yale Peabody Museum’s new gem and mineral gallery, will encounter massive, colorful, and otherworldly specimens displayed to capture their imaginations and spark their curiosity.


OB/GYN's Hugh Taylor elected to National Academy of Medicine
Yale News
Dr. Hugh Smith Taylor is among nearly 80 individuals worldwide elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).


Former Music School dean Ezra Laderman's final work, 'Voices,' to debut Oct. 15
Yale News
“Voices,” the last completed work by the late Ezra Laderman, a former dean of the Yale School of Music, will have its world premiere at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Morse Recital Hall, corner of College and Wall streets. The performance is free and open to the public.


‘Chewing the Fat: Racial Justice and Food’ lecture examines farmworker food security in the northern borderlands
Yale News
Minority communities often face food insecurity higher than the national average, and 40% to 60% of farmworkers face irregular food access, said Teresa Mares, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Vermont, during a Oct. 13 lecture and discussion exploring the intersection of migration and food security near the U.S.-Canada border.


Dine while giving back during New Haven Restaurant Week
Yale News
Diners can enjoy the culinary creativity of the city’s eateries, while also ensuring that those in need don’t go hungry, during the fall 2016 edition of New Haven Restaurant Week, Oct. 30–Nov. 4.


Planavsky wins 2016 Packard Fellowship for research on oceans
Yale News
Noah Planavsky, assistant professor in the Department of Geology & Geophysics, has been awarded a 2016 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.


Exhibit highlights aspects of the law in ‘the Most Serene Republic’
Yale News
The Venetian Republic, a prosperous and powerful state in Renaissance Europe, cultivated a mythical image of stability, liberty, and beauty. This image-making is celebrated in a new Yale Law Library exhibition, “Representing the Law in the Most Serene Republic: Images of Authority from Renaissance Venice,” on view through Dec. 15.


Yale Professor Ayesha Ramachandran receives New Directions Fellowship
Yale News
Ayesha Ramachandran ’08 Ph.D., assistant professor of comparative literature at Yale, has been awarded a 2016 New Directions Fellowship by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Having returned from European tours, singing groups join together for a local concert
Yale News
Two Yale signing groups that each had European tours this summer will host a joint concert in November to continue building community ties.


The Week Ender: Happenings Oct. 14-16
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Yale Welcomes Indy Burke and Bill Lauenroth to F&ES
Yale News
The F&ES community formally welcomed new Dean Ingrid C. “Indy” Burke during an afternoon reception outside Kroon Hall Monday.


In creation of cellular protein factories, less is sometimes more
Yale News
Ribosomes are the cellular machines that make proteins, the molecules that carry out the majority of life’s functions. To make ribosomes, cells need to make an abundance of amino acids (the raw material of proteins) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP, the energy currency required to run the ribosome). However, the assembly of functional ribosomes also requires magnesium.


Yale physician's ‘Dr. Plinko’ medical-pricing game to debut during City-Wide Open Studios
Yale News
In his everyday life, Dr. Adam Berkwitt is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine and a pediatric hospitalist at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. But during the weekend of Oct. 15-16, he will take on a new role as “Dr. Bob Barker,” emulating the famed game-show host.


Howard Dean ’71 discusses those ‘left behind’ by globalization
Yale News
Former Vermont governor and DNC chairman Howard Dean discusses the common thread underpinning the Brexit referendum, Donald Trump's rise, and other populistic movements of today.


Conference focused on urbanization, youth languages, and technological innovations in Africa
Yale News
Linguists and researchers from around the world specializing in the study of African languages gathered at Yale in early October to discuss the evolution of languages through urbanization, technological innovations, and youth cultures throughout Africa.


Inaugural Pelikan Award awarded to book about medieval friars
Yale News
A group of Yale faculty members has chosen the book “Preaching, Building, and Burying: Friars in the Medieval City,” written by Caroline Bruzelius and published in 2014 by Yale University as the first winner of the Pelikan Award.


‘Synergy of art and science’ at Yosemite highlighted in Yale Art Gallery exhibit
Yale News
“Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Trail,” the grand 1873 landscape painting by Albert Bierstadt, anchors a new exhibition on view at the Yale University Art Gallery celebrating the cherished national park’s legacy as a source of inspiration for artistic endeavor and scientific discovery.


Theater-makers recall their experiences at Yale Rep to mark the theater’s 50th year
Yale News
As a playwright, Sarah Ruhl has observed how audiences in different cities respond uniquely to her plays, even when the productions have the same cast and crew and the play is acted in exactly the same way in each place.


'Mind the Gap' is theme of TEDxYale 2016
Yale News
The fifth annual TEDxYale conference, this year on the theme “Mind the Gap,” will take place 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 in the Law School’s Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St.


New model for understanding myeloma
Yale News
All cancers originate from an earlier, or precursor, state — such as a benign or asymptomatic condition. To develop new approaches to cancer prevention, scientists have attempted to grow tumor cells from  precursor states in animal models. Myeloma — a type of cancer that forms in white blood cells — is an example of a cancer that is preceded by a condition called monoclonal gammopathy.


‘Thank You for Your Service’ documents ‘failed policies’ for war veterans
Yale News
A film and panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 17 will look at how the U.S. military’s mental health policies are failing veterans returning from war.


Book: Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower
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Renaming Committee invites Yale community to open session Oct. 11
Yale News
The Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming is hosting a drop-in session on Tuesday, Oct. 11 to learn about the campus community’s ideas for the rules that ought to apply when an institution like Yale considers renaming a historical building on campus.


Maya Lin gives first lecture of 'Women of Yale' series
Yale News
Maya Lin ’81 '86 M.A. delivered the inaugural lecture for “Women of Yale,” a presidential lecture series that will continue through 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of coeducational education at Yale. She spoke extensively of the environmentalism that underpins her life's work.


Competition underway to significantly reduce paper consumption at Yale School of Public Health
Yale News
A contest to reduce paper consumption is underway at the Yale School of Public Health as a local response to the global health threat posed by climate change. Paper production in the United States is currently the fourth largest industrial source of CO2 emissions, an important factor in changing weather patterns. The school’s Sustainability Committee is sponsoring the competition with the goal of cutting consumption by 20 percent.


Targeting the social networks of group violence
Yale News
A strong network of friends may be just as big a factor in acts of group violence as having a charismatic leader or a savvy battle plan, according to a new study.


Researchers find genes behind aggressive ovarian and endometrial cancers
Yale News
In a major breakthrough for ovarian and uterine cancers, Yale researchers have defined the genetic landscape of rare, highly aggressive tumors called carcinosarcomas (CSs), pointing the way to possible new treatments.


Roots of resistance to cancer drugs runs deeper than a single gene
Yale News
Searching for more individual genes to predict responses to breast cancer therapy may not work, a new study suggests. Instead, scientists and clinicians need to pay attention to abnormalities in networks of genes, Yale researchers report in a paper published Oct. 10 in the journal Annals of Oncology.


Alumni to offer students 'solutions for success' in STEM careers
Yale News
Alumni working in STEM fields (sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics) will share their wisdom and experiences with Yale students interested in STEM careers at an event on Saturday, Oct. 15 hosted by the Association of Yale Alumni.


Yale staff members showcase their artworks during City-Wide Open Studios
Yale News
Yale affiliates are among the hundreds of artists participating in the 19th annual City-Wide Open Studios, the largest celebration of the visual arts in the region.


'Aesthetics’ in the wider world is focus of Yale School of Architecture symposium
Yale News
A reconsideration of the word “aesthetic” and how it guides people’s interaction with the world at large will be explored in the next J. Irwin Miller Symposium, to be held Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 13-15.


Yale experts deliver state strategic plan to battle opioid epidemic
Yale News
On Oct. 6, Yale School of Medicine hosted a press conference convened by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy to receive the state’s final report and strategic plan on fighting the opioid epidemic. Earlier this summer Malloy commissioned an effort, in partnership with Yale experts and key stakeholders, to develop a three-year strategy on behalf of the State of Connecticut to help further prevent addiction and overdoses from opioid misuse.


Cementing a theory about the sea creatures of the Ediacara Biota
Yale News
Earth’s earliest community of complex sea creatures lived in a warm, slimy, planetary petri dish that nurtured a broad array of exotic species. Yet we likely wouldn’t know about it at all, scientists say, if not for a quirk in the chemistry of ancient oceans.


Exhibit explores the question ‘Can strangers become family?’
Yale News
For 25 years, filmmaker and transmedia artist Thomas Allen Harris has mined his family’s and extended family’s archives to explore identity and create dialogues and connections across cultures and between generations. 


Hospital choice could determine survival after a heart attack
Yale News
Where you go for heart attack care may matter for both your short- and long-term risk of death, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Charles S. Fuchs to lead Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
Yale News
After an extensive national search, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center (YCC) have announced that Dr. Charles S. Fuchs will become the new YCC director and physician-in-chief at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, effective Jan. 1, 2017.


The Week Ender: Happenings Oct. 7-9
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


After the map: Living on the digital grid
Yale News
From a traditional paper map to the little blue dot on a GPS, the history of the map is put into context in William Rankin’s recently published book “After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the 20th Century.”


Book prizes honor local students’ character, promise
Yale News
The Yale Club of New Haven honored 44 high school seniors from the greater New Haven area at its annual Yale-Seton Book Award event, held in Davenport College on Oct. 4. These students were selected by their schools in recognition of their “outstanding personal character and intellectual promise.”


Book: After the Map
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Welcome to campus, families and friends
Yale News
Family Weekend 2016, taking place Friday-Sunday Oct. 7-9, will offer relatives and friends of undergraduates an opportunity to experience first hand the many aspects of campus life at Yale College.


Yale School of Public Health professor contributes to advancing early childhood health and development globally
Yale News
The recently released 2016 Lancet Early Childhood Development Series, “Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale,” was developed by a steering committee of experts with strong interdisciplinary and global representation. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health was one of the committee’s 14 members. The World Bank is hosting the launch of the series today at its annual summit for economic ministers from around the world. Pérez-Escamilla shares his thoughts about the series’ key messages and its implications for the well-being of children worldwide.


At the Peabody: free celebration of Latin American cultures
Yale News
The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and Junta for Progressive Action, Inc. will host ¡Fiesta Latina!, its 144h annual celebration of Latin American cultures, on Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Global health and HIV-prevention expert is named next dean of the School of Public Health
Yale News
Dr. Sten H. Vermund, a professor of pediatrics, medicine, health policy, and obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University, has been named  as the next dean of the Yale School of Public Health.


Events to offer a taste of student life at the new Schwarzman Center
Yale News
Three major upcoming events at the Schwarzman Center will give students a taste of the kind of programming to expect when the Center reopens in 2020 after a major renovation and expansion.


Women of Yale lecture series begins with talk by artist Maya Lin
Yale News
A new “Women of Yale” lecture series sponsored by President Peter Salovey will launch on Friday, Oct. 7 with famed architect and alumna Maya Lin as the featured speaker.


Physicians’ political beliefs affect medical treatment
Yale News
Doctors’ political beliefs influence their treatment decisions on politicized health issues like marijuana use, gun safety, and abortion, suggests a new study by Yale University researchers.


Yale Concert Band hosts 99th season opener on Oct. 7
Yale News
The Yale Concert Band’s 99th season opener will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at Woolsey Hallm 500 College St,. Admission is free.


New York Times attorney to speak on ‘Defending the Press’
Yale News
Kenneth A. Richieri, general counsel and executive vice president at the New York Times Company, will speak on campus on Thursday, Oct. 6 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Sustainable food ventures: Yale innovation & entrepreneurship
Yale News
From pork to flour, ugly fruit to crickets, four startups launched by Yale student entrepreneurs are bringing a sustainable twist to food production.


Celebrate Sustainability at Yale with a clarion call to action
Yale News
Yale is helping to build a stronger, more sustainable world with a full week of events and a far-reaching new plan that gives every student, faculty member, department, and staff member the opportunity to take action.


Omair Khan ’19 gets a look at medicine through an entrepreneurial lens
Yale News
Omair Khan may get squeamish reactions when he talks about the benefits of a particular tampon, but it’s a topic the Yale sophomore is pretty keen to discuss.


Study identifies new way to suppress lung tumors
Yale News
Lung cancer cell growth depends on certain proteins that require the addition of sugar molecule chains to become active. Scientists have long thought that the addition of these sugar chains is like an on or off switch, and that blocking their addition would be harmful. Now a Yale-led research team has identified a new blocking mechanism that acts more like a dimmer switch and potently inhibits lung tumor cell growth.


Yale Professors Emily Erikson and Timothy Snyder awarded MacMillan Center’s International Book Prizes
Yale News
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies has awarded book prizes to two Yale faculty members.


In the shadows no more: Divinity School honors Minister James W.C. Pennington
Yale News
James W.C. Pennington, an escapee from slavery and aspiring minister, attended classes at Yale Divinity School during the 1830s. 


Ancient reptile fossils claw for more attention
Yale News
Newly recovered fossils confirm that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon and an anteater, was a small reptile with a fearsome finger. The second digit of its forelimb sported a massive claw.


Campus to celebrate its beginnings at Founders Day festivities
Yale News
Musical entertainment, harvest treats, a photo booth, tours, open houses and more will be part of the festivities when the Yale community celebrates Founders Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5.


Yale School of Architecture fall lecture series explores implicit social design, urban good, and more
Yale News
Allison Williams, vice president and director of design for AECOM’s U.S. west region, recently visited the campus under the auspices of the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) to deliver the Paul Rudolph Lecture.


The Week Ender: Happenings Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


For seventh year, Working Mother magazine chooses Yale as one of the best companies for working mothers
Yale News
Yale University has been selected by Working Mother magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies” in the nation for working mothers for the seventh consecutive year. Yale is the only university on the list.


‘What’s in a Name?’ panel discusses controversial naming issues on college campuses
Yale News
A panel of distinguished decision-makers and faculty discussed their experiences grappling with the naming of campus buildings and other symbols at a panel titled “What’s in a Name? The Naming and Symbolism Controversy on University Campuses” held at the Yale Law School on Sept. 26.


State launches program to help at-risk families
Yale News
State and federal officials Sept. 28 announced the launch of The Connecticut Family Stability Pay for Success program, an innovative program designed to keep struggling, at risk families with young children together.


French journalist and “La cache” author to speak as Poynter Fellow
Yale News
French journalist Christophe Boltanski, author of the prize-winning novel “La cache,” will speak at Yale on Tuesday, Sept. 27, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. 


Beware the price of dynastic power in Yale Rep world premiere
Yale News
History is remixed in the Yale Repertory Theatre’s next production, the world premiere of playwright Sarah Ruhl’s “Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince.”


Implicit bias may help explain high preschool expulsion rates for black children
Yale News
Preschool teachers and staff show signs of implicit bias in administering discipline, but the race of the teacher plays a big role in the outcome, according to research conducted by the Yale Child Study Center. The results help explain why black students tend to be suspended at much higher rates than white students, the authors say.


Book: The Heart of the Declaration
Yale News
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Psychics help psychiatrists understand the voices of psychosis
Yale News
People with psychosis are tormented by internal voices. In an effort to explain why a Yale team enlisted help from an unusual source: psychics and others who hear voices but are not diagnosed with a mental illness.


TODAY: French journalist and “La cache” author to speak as Poynter Fellow
Yale News
French journalist Christophe Boltanski, author of the prize-winning novel “La cache,” will speak at Yale on Tuesday, Sept. 27, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. 


New insight into eye diseases
Yale News
Many diseases that lead to blindness, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, are caused by the death of certain cells in the human retina that lack the ability to regenerate. But in species such as zebrafish these cells, known as Muller glial cells (MGs), do serve as retinal stem cells that are capable of generating new cells. In a new study, a research team led by Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Bo Chen investigated whether the regenerative power of cells in zebrafish could be recreated in mammals, specifically mice


War photographer to discuss his work in Poynter talk
Yale News
Ben Brody, photographer and multimedia journalist, will speak at Yale on Wednesday, Sept. 28, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Moderate activity helps older adults maintain mobility and independence
Yale News
By adopting a walking routine and other moderate physical activities, older adults can recover from a major disability more quickly, and maintain their independence over time, according to a new Yale-led study.


Surpassing our goal for Access Yale
Yale News
A message to the Yale community from President Peter Salovey: As we embark on a new academic year, I want to highlight an important milestone for the university: the successful completion in June of Access Yale, a two-year fundraising initiative for financial aid.


Two new studies explore the science of cardiovascular diseases
Yale News
Professor of cardiology Martin A. Schwartz led two recently published studies that advance knowledge of the underlying biology of cardiovascular diseases, which are among the most common causes of chronic illness and death worldwide. The studies highlight how basic science research insights are key to future breakthroughs in treatment.


For work with women in STEM, Comita wins mentoring prize
Yale News
Liza Comita, assistant professor of tropical forest management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES), won the 2016 Postdoctoral Mentoring Prize. The prize recognizes the faculty member who is judged to have best represented the qualities of academic mentorship for their postdoctoral trainees.


‘Careers, Life, and Yale’ event connects Yale students and alumni
Yale News
120 Yale students and alumni gathered at the Graduate Club for an event held by "Careers, Life, and Yale," a program founded by the Association of Yale Alumni that seeks to foster connections between students and alumni.


Creating windows for Calhoun College among public arts projects underway
Yale News
The Committee on Art in Public Spaces (CAPS) is launching projects to create works of art for Calhoun College and to explore ways to honor Native Americans in campus representations, even as it continues its efforts to increase the depictions of women in campus spaces.


Yale Science Building arrives at a transformative moment for biology and beyond
Yale News
Yale will create a community of scientists with a new teaching and research building that gathers faculty and students across disciplines to answer some of the most pressing questions about life on Earth.


Yale School of Architecture dedicates student-built home
Yale News
A new home, designed and built by Yale students as part of the Jim Vlock First Year Building Project, will be dedicated at a ceremony on Monday, Sept. 26.


Investment return of 3.4% brings Yale endowment value to $25.4 billion
Yale News
Yale’s endowment earned a 3.4% investment return for the year ending June 30, 2016. The endowment value declined from $25.6 billion on June 30, 2015, to $25.4 billion on June 30, 2016, net of spending that supports faculty salaries, student scholarships, and other expenses.


'Recent Acquisitions’ exhibit highlights depth, breadth, and development of Beinecke collections
Yale News
What do a 13th-century codex manuscript, a Chipotle cup, photographs of Abraham Lincoln, and a t-shirt from punk music legend Malcolm McLaren have in common?


Vishwa Deep Dixit awarded $10.5 million to lead anti-aging research effort
Yale News
Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Immunobiology Vishwa Deep Dixit, and his colleagues at Yale School of Medicine and UT Southwestern, have been awarded nearly $10.5 million in funding over five years from the National Institute on Aging.


Rwandan president addresses critics in Yale lecture
Yale News
During a lecture on Sept. 20 at Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, Paul Kagame, the president of the Republic of Rwanda, urged his audience of about 300 people to be skeptical of perceptions of his country put forth by the media and international human rights groups.


‘Complicated, chaotic, and holy’: Yale Chaplain Sharon Kugler reflects on 10 years of service
Yale News
Having recently been re-appointed as University Chaplain through the 2021-2022 school year, Sharon Kugler has a major goal: get the chaplain's office a spacious, above-ground space.


Massive crystals highlight Peabody’s gem and mineral gallery opening Oct. 23
Yale News
A 2,000-pound Namibian quartz crystal will greet visitors to David Friend Hall, the state-of-the-art gem and mineral gallery opening on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.


Book: Looking for ‘The Stranger’
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Research note: Two mood drugs combat virus implicated in birth defects
Yale News
Two mood-stabilizing drugs provide protection against a potentially dangerous virus implicated in birth defects as well as disease in people with compromised immune systems, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found.


Gut bacteria differs in obese youth
Yale News
Obese children and teens have different bacteria living in their digestive tracts than their leaner peers, according to a Yale-led study. The findings could help researchers develop strategies to prevent or treat obesity in youth.


Beinecke celebrates archive of African American arts and letters
Yale News
African American literary and artistic achievements are showcased in a new exhibition, “Destined to Be Known: The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at 75,” at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. 


Music icon Patti Smith shares her creative process and ponders the compulsion to write
Yale News
Taking the stage before a packed crowd in Sprague Memorial Hall, the legendary musical performer, writer, and visual artist Patti Smith began this year’s Windham-Campbell Lecture with a little joke.


Graduate School honors four alumni with Wilbur Cross Medals
Yale News
The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will award Wilbur Cross Medals — the school’s highest honor — to four alumni on Thursday, Sept. 22: political scientist Arend Lijphart ’63 Ph.D., geneticist Ira Mellman ’78 Ph.D., chemist Arthur Nozik ’67 Ph.D., and conservation scientist Eleanor Sterling ’83 B.A., ’93 Ph.D. Each will present a talk that day.


Book: Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Christmas Oratorio'
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Research note: Cause of cortical malformations targeted by Yale team
Yale News
Cortical malformations are a major cause of epileptic seizures and are a hallmark feature of many neurodevelopmental disorders. Expanding upon its recently-published model of cortical malformations, a Yale team lead by neuroscientist Angelique Bordey identified a molecular target that is critical in generating many of the cellular abnormalities seen in this condition.


Fighting cancer with sticky nanoparticles
Yale News
Sticky nanoparticles that deliver drugs precisely to their targets — and then stay there — could play a crucial role in fighting ovarian and uterine cancers. A team of researchers at Yale found that a treatment using bioadhesive nanoparticles loaded with a potent chemotherapy drug proved more effective and less toxic than conventional treatments for gynecological cancer.


Yale study finds violence against police officers can trigger increased discrimination in police stops
Yale News
A new Yale study has found that incidents of extreme violence against police officers can lead to periods of substantially increased racial disparities in the use of force by police.


Acoustic resonator device paves the way for better communication
Yale News
Yale researchers have developed a high-frequency version of a device known as an acoustic resonator that could advance the field of quantum computing and information processing.


Fluency aside, Center for Language Study promotes cultural understanding
Yale News
The Center for Language Study champions and supports the study of languages at Yale beyond gaining fluency or credits to graduate.


Earthquakes, ‘Marsquakes,’ and the possibility of life
Yale News
A new study shows that rocks formed by the grinding together of other rocks during earthquakes are rich in trapped hydrogen — a finding that suggests similar seismic activity on Mars may produce enough hydrogen to support life.


Carrie Mae Weems’ “Grace Notes: Reflections for Now” plays at University theater
Yale News
Written by renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems as a way to grapple with the many issues of race and violence in America today, "Grace Notes: Reflections for Now" played at the Yale Repertory Theatre on Sept. 9 and 10.


Two Yale affiliates are recipients of this year’s National Humanities Medals
Yale News
Louise Glück, acclaimed poet and the Rosencrantz Writer in Residence at Yale, and award-winning author and biographer Ron Chernow ’70, are among the 12 distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medals.


‘Beyond Jihad’: A conversation with Divinity School Professor Lamin Sanneh
Yale News
The terrorism perpetuated by ISIS and other extremist groups reinforces the perception that Islam, a religion with more than 1 billion believers worldwide, has spread over the course of its 1,400-year history through violent conquest. A new book by Lamin Sanneh, the D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale Divinity School and professor of history, offers a different perspective, one drawn from the historical record.


Yale Admissions celebrates 10 years of recognizing educators
Yale News
Last Monday 83 teachers and counselors from around the world received the news that they have been recognized with a Yale Educator Award, an honor given by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


The Week Ender: Happenings Sept. 16-18
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Ch-ch-ch-changes in a distant quasar
Yale News
Yale astronomers Grant Tremblay and Meredith Powell are part of the first research team to document a “changing look” quasar through a full cycle from dim to bright to dim again.


Schwarzman Center to include expanded spaces, new entryway
Yale News
The Schwarzman Center has been expanded to include additional areas for student programs, including a 5,400 square-foot addition to the building’s northern side, and a lower level expansion of 11,200 square feet to its southern side, which will also provide a major new entry to the center from the Hewitt Quadrangle.


Book: Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam
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Franke Lectures examine ‘James Baldwin’s American Scene’
Yale News
“James Baldwin’s American Scene” is the subject of the fall Franke Lectures in the Humanities, hosted by the Whitney Humanities Center.


Rwandan President Paul Kagame to deliver Yale’s Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture
Yale News
Paul Kagame, president of the Republic of Rwanda, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale on Tuesday, Sept. 20. His talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Henry R. Luce Hall auditorium at 34 Hillhouse Ave. in New Haven.


For Constitution Day: Debate on executive power and national security matters
Yale News
In honor of Constitution Day, the Yale Law School chapters of the American Constitution Society and Federalist Society will host the first annual Guido and Steven G. Calabresi Debate on Constitutional Law on Friday, Sept. 16.


Art installation examines America’s history and racial past
Yale News
A fall installation on the theme “American History Revisited” brings together paintings, sculptures, and photographers by several contemporary artists who reflect on American history in diverse ways.


Salovey helps welcome inaugural Schwarzman Scholars (five of them Yalies)
Yale News
Peter Salovey joined university presidents from around the world at a Sept. 10 convocation welcoming the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars to Beijing and celebrating the opening of the newly constructed Schwarzman College on the campus of Tsinghua University.


New survey shows PTSD is big problem, even for noncombatants
Yale News
A recent national survey of 1,484 U.S. military veterans shows that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) remains a major health problem, even for service members who have never seen combat. 


Study to investigate mystery of the adolescent mind
Yale News
Yale University is partnering with schools and families in Connecticut as part of a landmark study on adolescent cognitive and brain development across the nation. Families of children ages 9 and 10 are being asked to participate.


It’s a new season with some new goals for the Yale Cabaret
Yale News
The Yale Cabaret has announced its new season, and it is one that incorporates some new goals for the theater in in its 49th year.


Book: The Constitution Today
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Wellness Project seeks applications for 2016-2017 Student Wellness Grants
Yale News
After a successful first year, the Wellness Project is seeking applications for its 2016-2017 Student Wellness Grants cycle.


Study finds long-term hypertension risk for children after heart surgery
Yale News
Each year, 40,000 children born in the United States have a heart defect, and about a quarter of them will require surgery. Although the outcomes for these children have improved and more are surviving to adulthood, they face other long-term risks, according to a new study.


Video games can have lasting impact on learning
Yale News
A computer-based brain training program developed at Yale University helps improve student performance in reading and math — in some cases even more than individualized tutoring, according to a new study published Sept. 12 in Scientific Reports.


Livestream: Marc Brackett to speak at White House Summit on Sept. 12
Yale News
Mark Brackett, director of  the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, will be among the experts speaking at the second annual White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools.


Yale ceremony to mark 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
Yale News
Yale will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Beinecke Plaza. The event will include a reading of the names of Yale alumni killed on 9/11, remarks by a Yale student veteran, and more.


Yale literary festival celebrates Windham-Campbell prizewinners, features keynote by Patti Smith
Yale News
The 2016 winners of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes will gather at Yale on Monday, Sept. 19, for a three-day international festival celebrating their work and the craft of writing.


World Fellows Night offers students chance to meet ‘amazing role models’ from across the globe
Yale News
The Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program will host its annual World Fellows Night at Horchow Hall on Thursday, Sept. 15, offering Yale students an opportunity to be inspired by a group of passionate individuals from across the globe who are leaders in their chosen fields.


Free fun and international performances offered at the Multicultural New Haven Block Party
Yale News
During an afternoon filled with activities ranging from origami to Mexican dancing to cupcake decorating, members of the Yale community can learn about cultures of the world while also meeting some of our international students, scholars, and staff.


Book: Nabokov’s Canon: From “Onegin” to “Ada”
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Historian Mary Miller named senior director at the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Yale News
Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of History of Art, has been named the senior director of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) at Yale’s West Campus.


Beinecke Library reopens, a ‘gem’ for scholars and students
Yale News
Researchers returned to the reading room of Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library on Sept. 6 following a 16-month renovation that has prepared the iconic building for its next chapter.


Meet the new heads of colleges: David Evans, Berkeley
Yale News
This school year sees five professors newly appointed as heads of residential colleges: Charles Bailyn, Benjamin Franklin College; David Evans, Berkeley College; Mark Saltzman, Jonathan Edwards College; Tina Lu, Pauli Murray College; and Laurie Santos, Silliman College. In this series, YaleNews sits...


'AIDS Suite' exhibit at medical library showcases work of artist/activist Sue Cole
Yale News
An exhibition opening Sept. 15 at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library showcases the artwork of Sue Coe, an artist, illustrator, and visual journalist, whose prints and drawings often provide potent social and political commentary.


Yale ceremony to mark 15th anniversary of 9/11
Yale News
Yale will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Beinecke Plaza. The event will include a reading of the names of Yale alumni killed on 9/11, remarks by a Yale student veteran, and more.


School of Drama’s new season opens with the tragic 'Blood Wedding'
Yale News
The Yale School of Drama will open its new season with Federico García Lorca’s tragedy “Blood Wedding,” followed by the new musical “Bulgaria! Revolt” in the fall and the tour-de-force “’Tis Pity She’s a Whore” in the winter.


The Week Ender: Happenings Sept. 9-11
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Committee on Renaming invites input from Yale community
Yale News
The Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming will call on experts with diverse points of view as it pursues its mission. The group especially wants to hear from the members of the Yale community.


Five alumni to receive Yale Medal
Yale News
Five individuals have been selected by the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) to receive the Yale Medal in 2016. This year’s recipients are Roland W. Betts ’68, Thomas B. Ketchum ’72, Susan E. Lennon ‘85 M.P.P.M., James C. Lu ’77 and Indra K. Nooyi ’80 M.P.P.M.


Listening to the body: Study examines the effects of fasting on infections
Yale News
When people get sick with viral or bacterial infections, they often lose their appetite or avoid certain foods. According to a new Yale study, such sickness-related food preferences may correlate with the type of infection and the type of diet the body requires to fight the infection. The study findings could have implications for how doctors treat patients with acute infections, the researchers said.


Yale is building on faculty diversity and excellence through $50 million initiative
Yale News
Provost Ben Polak and Professor Richard Bribiescas, deputy provost for faculty development and diversity, have updated the faculty on Yale’s ongoing $50 million initiative to build on the excellence and diversity of the faculty throughout the university.


Yale marks 175th anniversary of Arabic and Islamic studies with exhibit, public events
Yale News
When assuming his appointment as Yale’s first professor of Arabic and Sanskrit languages and literature in August 1843, Edward E. Salisbury urged his colleagues to be patient with him as he strived to establish a new field of study both on campus and in the United States.


Dr. Lucian V. Del Priore named the Young Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Yale News
Dr. Lucian V. Del Priore, newly named as the Robert R. Young Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of retinal disease, including age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, and ocular trauma.


Susan Kaech appointed the Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology
Yale News
Susan Kaech, newly named as the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology, is a leading authority in the area of effector and memory T cell development during viral infections and cancer.


Dr. Gary Desir designated the Beeson Professor of Internal Medicine
Yale News
Dr. Gary V. Desir, newly named as the Paul B. Beeson Professor of Internal Medicine, is a physician-scientist whose major contributions include the discovery of a specific voltage-gated potassium channel that regulates body weight and insulin sensitivity, and the identification of a new growth factor, which he named renalase.


Book: Watersheds: Poetics and Politics of the Danube River
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The tradition of marine painting explored in Yale Center for British Art’s new exhibit
Yale News
The Yale Center for British Art will host the first major exhibition to survey the tradition of marine painting that was inextricably linked to Britain’s rise to prominence as a maritime and imperial power and to position the genre at the heart of the burgeoning 18th-century British art world.


Meet the new heads of colleges
Yale News
YaleNews sits down with each of the five new heads of residential colleges to get to know them, taking into account the events of last year.


Yale Symphony Orchestra’s new season features traditional offerings and new collaborations
Yale News
A concert featuring the works of Russian masters, a symphony by one of the first African-American women to be commissioned by a major symphony orchestra, a Family Weekend concert with the Yale Glee Club, and a performance of “West Side Story” as part of a collaboration with the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater are among the highlights of the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s (YSO) 51st season.


Madcap comedy ‘Bringing Up Baby’ to kick off Peabody film series
Yale News
As part of its 150th anniversary offerings, the Yale Peabody Museum is co-sponsoring the YPM150 Film Series featuring four films that highlight a connection to the museum.


Yale study identifies patterns in immunizations in voting outcomes
Yale News
Parents in “blue states” are more likely to vaccinate their teens against Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, and other diseases, new Yale School of Public Health research demonstrates.


British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE is featured in display at the Yale Center for British Art
Yale News
Works by contemporary British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, who is best known for his explorations of the legacies of colonialism thorugh sculpture, installations, film, and photography, will be on display this fall at the Yale Center for British Art.


The Week Ender: Happenings Sept. 2-4
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


Yale team to search for ways to restore vision to the blind
Yale News
Researchers from Yale University will be among six teams seeking to reverse blindness by spurring neural regeneration in the retina, the National Institutes of Health announced Sept. 1.


Book: Russian Realisms
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Why some developing hearts can’t tell left from right
Yale News
When a developing heart can’t tell left from right, it can take a team of scientists from a host of disciplines to explain why. Yale pediatricians, geneticists, cell biologists, and imaging experts have identified a surprising suspect that can send future heart cells in an embryo in the wrong directions, leading to a birth defect called heterotaxy.  


While you were away: summer headlines
Yale News
It was a busy this summer on campus, as illustrated by the length of this list of headlines — which are only a fraction of the stories posted on YaleNews since graduation. Here’s a roundup of the summer’s top stories. You can learn more about summer happenings on campus on YaleNews.


Sterling Chemistry Lab reopens as a catalyst for cutting-edge science
Yale News
From its gleaming, glass-enclosed teaching labs to the powerful mechanical hubs located in the basement and penthouse, the new Sterling Chemistry Lab has all the right elements to be a citadel of science for the next century.


Study reveals protein to target in type 2 diabetes
Yale News
When the body’s cells don’t respond normally to insulin — a condition known as insulin resistance — blood glucose levels can increase, resulting in type 2 diabetes. Researchers have long known that insulin resistance is linked to defects in the insulin receptor (which controls glucose uptake) in multiple organs, including the liver.


Book: John Calvin’s "Institutes of the Christian Religion"
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Joann Sweasy designated the Ensign Professor of Therapeutic Radiology
Yale News
Joann B. Sweasy, newly named as the Ensign Professor of Therapeutic Radiology, is an expert in the genetics, cell biology, mutagenesis, and biochemistry of DNA repair and cancer.


Gerald Shadel appointed the Madri Professor of Experimental Pathology
Yale News
Gerald S. Shadel, newly named as the Joseph A. and Lucille K. Madri Professor of Experimental Pathology, focuses his research on the role of mitochondria in disease, aging, and the immune system.


James Mayer named the Charlotte Fitch Roberts Professor of Chemistry
Yale News
James M. Mayer, newly named as the Charlotte Fitch Roberts Professor of Chemistry, is a scientist whose interests span the fields of inorganic, materials, bioinorganic, organometallic, and physical organic chemistry.


Freshman is first to find path to Yale via Squash Haven
Yale News
During a highly stressful time last fall, while he waited to hear whether he would be admitted to Yale College, Victor Padilla found some consolation in an exchange with a fifth grader.


Yale Partnerships for Global Health marks 10 years of supporting biomedical and public health researchers
Yale News
A program initially launched to help curb “African Brain Drain” is now promoting biomedical research by scientists at universities throughout the Global South.


Yale and Tata Group form research alliance
Yale News
Yale University and the Tata group have launched a far-ranging research collaboration that builds on their shared strengths in discovery, technology, and innovation. The alliance will be led at Yale by Nicholas Christakis ’84, co-director of the Yale Institute for Network Science and the Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science.


'On Being a Citizen at Yale': Dean's Freshman Address
Yale News
In his Freshman Assembly address, Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway urged the members of the Class of 2020 to "journey into uncertainty."


New freshmen bring diverse experiences and identities to Yale
Yale News
Members of the Yale College Class of 2020 will arrive on campus today, taking part in one of the university’s most beloved traditions: freshman move-in day. The 1,373 new freshmen traveled from all 50 states and 50 different foreign countries to New Haven.


Breaking ground for a new era of graduate student housing at Yale
Yale News
The future of graduate student housing at Yale took a major step forward on Aug. 24 with purposeful words and a few carefully placed shovels.


Research note: Predicting a deadly heart condition that runs in families
Yale News
In 2015, Yale researchers developed a strategy for detecting silent but deadly aortic aneurysms — areas of enlargement in arteries — that appear to run in families. Now, professor of surgery John A. Elefteriades and his colleagues report that life-threatening tears in the aorta, or dissections, that result from aneurysms tend to occur in family members at roughly the same age.


Scientists discover a ‘dark’ Milky Way
Yale News
Using the world’s most powerful telescopes, an international team of astronomers has found a massive galaxy that consists almost entirely of dark matter.


Video showcases progress from Yale alumni’s partnership with Yamoransa, Ghana
Yale News
A new video titled “The Hope That the Present Has Brought Us” tells the story of the partnership that led to the creation of new community Information Communications Technology (ICT) Center and library in Yamoransa, Ghana.


Research sheds light (literally) on cellular forces
Yale News
Mechanical forces are a critical part of essential cellular behaviors, from muscle contraction to cell division. Exactly how they generate those forces, however, isn’t entirely understood. An artificial cellular environment and a photosensitive drug have now given researchers a clearer picture of the process and potentially clues to how cancer cells behave.


New graduate students assured a time of academic freedom, friends, and support
Yale News
Although they hail from 57 different countries and bring their own diverse interests and perspectives to Yale, the entering students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences all share one common trait, noted the school’s dean, Lynn Cooley, at a matriculation ceremony on Aug. 25.


Book: One World Trade Center
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A better way to learn if alien planets have the right stuff
Yale News
A new method for analyzing the chemical composition of stars may help scientists winnow the search for Earth 2.0.


Town-gown collaboration, Olympic medalists in spotlight at CT Open kickoff
Yale News
The opening ceremony of the Connecticut Open featured speeches from both New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and Yale President Peter Salovey, as well as four Olympic medalists.


Yale team discovers how Zika virus causes fetal brain damage
Yale News
Infection by the Zika virus diverts a key protein necessary for neural cell division in the developing human fetus, thereby causing the birth defect microcephaly, a team of Yale scientists reported Aug. 24 in the journal Cell Reports.


NLRB rules that graduate students are employees
Yale News
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled on Aug. 23 that graduate students at Columbia University who assist with teaching and research as part of their education are employees of the university. The ruling, which the NLRB stated applies to private universities nationwide, allows graduate students to unionize.


Phase III trial planned for drug to reduce brain swelling from stroke
Yale News
Intravenous glyburide, designed to limit brain swelling in stroke patients, did not reduce the number of emergency surgeries in a Phase II clinical trial but did show promise in improving patient outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in the journal Lancet Neurology.


In conversation: Christopher Lebron on the making of Black Lives Matter
Yale News
Christopher Lebron, assistant professor of African American studies and philosophy, is the author of the forthcoming book “The Making of ‘Black Lives Matter,’” which takes a look at the history of the ideas behind the Black Lives Matter movement.


Research note: The immune system-body weight connection
Yale News
A primary role of the immune system is fighting off harmful bacteria and viruses. However, recent studies have revealed additional roles of immune cells in other important host functions, such as controlling body weight. A new Yale study, led by professor of immunobiology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Akiko Iwasaki, identified a population of macrophages, a type of white blood cell, that resides within the fat tissue to maintain body weight.


Craft and artistry of Rhode Island furniture makers featured in Yale Art Gallery exhibit
Yale News
Elaborately carved chairs, high chests, bureau tables, and clocks — as well as paintings, silver, and other objects — are on display in the Yale University Art Gallery’s newest exhibition, “Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture 1650–1830,” on view through Jan. 8.


CaSB@Yale launches with $9.5M federal grant to battle deadliest cancers
Yale News
Yale University researchers across a spectrum of disciplines are coming together to fight some of the deadliest forms of cancer with a novel approach that has gained support from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.


Book: Web Style Guide
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Solving the mystery of meningiomas reveals a surprise twist
Yale News
In solving one mystery — the genetic roots of benign brain tumors called meningiomas — a team of scientists led by Yale researchers stumbled upon an even greater one: How is it possible that two of the mutations linked to meningiomas occur in a gene crucial to all life?


Research note: Yale researchers find new molecular regulator of eating
Yale News
A set of neurons previously linked to lactation in women may also play a key role in regulating eating and body weight, a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found. 


Research note: Finding patterns in ‘electron puddles’
Yale News
Yale physicist Leonid Glazman has developed a quantitative theory to explain the effect of quantum and thermal fluctuations of charge in tiny “electron puddles” for a study reported in the journal Nature.


Research note: Study uncovers marker for a chronic brain disease
Yale News
A team of researchers led by Yale professor of pathology Wang Min have pinpointed a marker that contributes to a chronic condition affecting the brain


Peabody marks summer’s end with a roar — and free admission
Yale News
“Summer’s Last Roar,” the Yale Peabody Museum’s seventh annual end-of-summer free admission day, will take place Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.


A new Goldilocks for habitable planets
Yale News
The search for habitable, alien worlds needs to make room for a second “Goldilocks,” according to a Yale University researcher.


Peabody2 satellite gallery opens at 1 Broadway
Yale News
As part of its 150th anniversary celebration, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History has opened a satellite gallery, dubbed Peabody2, at 1 Broadway in New Haven.


Blavatnik Family Foundation provides $10 million for innovation in the life sciences at Yale University
Yale News
Yale University has received a $10 million grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to advance entrepreneurship in the life sciences at Yale and to expedite the development, application, and commercialization of breakthrough research.


Yale study identifies how Zika virus infects the placenta
Yale News
In a new study, Yale researchers demonstrate Zika virus infection of cells derived from human placentas. The research provides insight into how Zika virus may be transmitted from expectant mother to fetus, resulting in infection of the fetal brain.


Peabody 2 satellite gallery opens at 1 Broadway
Yale News
As part of its 150th anniversary celebration, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History has opened a satellite gallery, dubbed Peabody2, at 1 Broadway in New Haven.


Book: Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine
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First New Haven Chalk Festival to be held Aug. 20
Yale News
Some city sidewalks will become temporary works of art during the first New Haven Chalk Festival, taking place 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 (rain date: Sunday, Aug. 21).


Book: Modernity and Its Discontents
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Top Olympians + men’s legends + opening ceremony + much more = Connecticut Open 2016
Yale News
Don’t be surprised if you detect a glimmer of gold, silver, or bronze during the procession of athletes that will be part of the opening night ceremony for the Connecticut Open women’s tennis tournament on Monday, Aug. 22.


It’s Your Yale — the new virtual home for staff and faculty
Yale News
Combining 47 websites into one, It’s Your Yale is the new home for human resources, finance, and administrative services information — all under one virtual roof.


Yale releases 10th semi-annual report on complaints of sexual misconduct
Yale News
Yale has released its report of complaints of sexual misconduct for the six-month period between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2016. This is the 10th semi-annual report, marking five years of informing the community about efforts to address sexual misconduct on campus.


Book: How Men Age
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In conversation: Karin Coonrod and David Scott Kastan on ‘The Merchant of Venice’ returning to its roots
Yale News
This year marks the intersection of two milestones — the 500th year of the formation of the Venetian Ghetto, the area of Venice where Jews were forced to live under the Venetian Republic, and the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, whose “The Merchant of Venice” is set in that ghetto. In commemoration, Compagnia de’ Colombari, an international collective of performing artists led by Karin Coonrod, lecturer in directing at Yale School of Drama (YSD), performed “The Merchant of Venice” in the Venetian Ghetto this summer.


Health risks from wildfires in U.S. West to increase under climate change
Yale News
A surge in major wildfire events in the western United States as a consequence of climate change will expose tens of millions of Americans to high levels of air pollution in the coming decades, according to a new Yale-led study conducted with collaborators from Harvard.


Yale’s Chief Higgins featured in back-to-school PSA
Yale News
Yale’s Ronnell Higgins was among the Connecticut police chiefs reminding both students and drivers to keep their heads up for safety’s sake in a Back-to-School public service announcement (PSA) now airing on WFSB-Channel 3.


Peabody Museum engages Yale undergrads in scientific discovery
Yale News
Ten undergraduates are conducting research in the lab and out in the field thanks to 10 internships offered by the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.


New Haven Promise scholars gain skills and inspiration at Yale Art Gallery
Yale News
Seven New Haven Promise scholars are learning about how museums care for their collections as interns at the Yale University Art Gallery this summer,


Scientists spot two galaxies moving into the Milky Way from the cosmic countryside
Yale News
Researchers have found two, faint dwarf galaxies that traveled from the remote hinterlands of space to the brighter lights of the more “cosmopolitan” Milky Way.


In conversation: Joanne Freeman on Alexander Hamilton the man and 'Hamilton' the musical
Yale News
Sitting in the audience of the critically acclaimed Broadway play “Hamilton,” Yale historian Joanne Freeman was impressed by the ways that its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, melded hip-hop music with early American history. Freeman realized she was watching “revolutionary theater.”


Yale tennis-stars-turned-entrepreneurs bringing Rhabit to Connecticut Open
Yale News
Three former Yale men’s tennis captains, who also happen to be brothers, will demonstrate their soon-to-be-launched online sports education platform, known as Rhabit, during the Connecticut Open women’s tennis tournament, Aug. 19–27.


Mark Pagani elected fellow of American Geophysical Union
Yale News
Mark Pagani, a professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the largest and most influential geophysical organization in the world.


Iconic images abound in newly acquired Famous Photographers School archive
Yale News
The Yale Art Gallery archive provides a window on the history of American photography, iconic midcentury moments, and the techniques, philosophies, and artistry of Richard Avedon, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and others.


Low cost and desire to quit smoking spur prolonged e-cigarette use among youth
Yale News
Youth who continue to use e-cigarettes tend to cite low cost and desire to quit smoking as reasons for vaping, according to a study by Yale researchers published online Aug. 8 in the journal Pediatrics.


Prepared for future after renovation, Yale’s Beinecke Library to reopen Sept. 6
Yale News
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University will reopen its iconic building on Tuesday, Sept. 6, following a 16-month renovation that upgraded the library’s climate-control system, expanded its classroom space, and restored the architectural landmark to its original luster.


Madhav Dhodapkar receives prestigious Outstanding Investigator Award for cancer research
Yale News
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has named Madhav V. Dhodapkar as a recipient of its Outstanding Investigator Award.


‘Grace Notes,’ a new work by Carrie Mae Weems, to be performed on campus
Yale News
Acclaimed photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems will present her new work “Grace Notes: Reflections for Now” in early September on campus. The performance examines themes of social justice, race, and identity in the context of our historical moment.


Yale geneticist Horwich receives the prestigious 2016 Albany Prize
Yale News
Yale’s Dr. Arthur L. Horwich is one of three recipients of the 2016 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, one of the most prestigious prizes in medicine, the medical center announced Aug. 3.


The push for more clinical research data sharing is paying off
Yale News
In an ideal medical research landscape, clinical data would quickly be made available to all public and private researchers in the quest to speed up medical advances.


Watch live coverage of the Connecticut Open on ESPN
Yale News
Fans of women’s tennis can attest that the best way to experience the Connecticut Open is to watch the action up-close from a courtside seat. But far-away fans can still enjoy the tournament on their mobile devices or TV screens on ESPN, which is providing coverage of the event throughout the week via WatchESPN and ESPN2.


A potential target for peripheral neuropathy treatment discovered
Yale News
Whole exome sequencing has revealed a novel mechanism and potential target for treating peripheral neuropathy, a condition that afflicts millions of people in the United States alone.


Yale geneticist Horwich receives the 2016 Albany Prize
Yale News
Yale’s Dr. Arthur L. Horwich is one of three recipients of the 2016 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, one of the most prestigious prizes in medicine, the medical center announced Aug. 3.


Panel debates role of media in the 2016 presidential campaigns
Yale News
NPR media critic Bob Garfield, political journalist Susan Mulcahy, and Yale professor Charles Musser debated the ethics of political news coverage for "Aiding & Abetting: The Media and the 2016 Campaign," a panel hosted by Yale Summer Session.


Yale science building proposal awaits local approval
Yale News
Yale is seeking city approval to build a new teaching and research center on Science Hill that will take a multi-disciplinary approach to answering some of the most urgent questions about life on Earth.


Teens learn about future law enforcement careers in Yale-FBI program
Yale News
Twenty-six anxious teens were driven by their parents to the Yale campus on July 24; there members of the FBI and Yale Police Department (YPD) awaited their arrival. No one was in trouble; in fact it was quite the opposite for these teens. They were the first young people chosen by FBI and YPD to participate in the new training program “Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy” (FLEYA).


Buried oxygen rose to the occasion as Earth’s early atmosphere formed
Yale News
Oxygen buried deep underground in minerals may have prompted the churning of Earth’s rocky mantle millions of years ago and helped transform the planet’s early atmosphere, according to a new study.


Building a sense of one Yale Library: Q&A with Susan Gibbons
Yale News
As university librarian, she's worked to unite Yale's 15 libraries; in her dual role as deputy provost, she will oversee the collections in its museums, galleries, and other programs.


Salovey appoints Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming
Yale News
The committee is charged with developing clearly delineated principles to guide the university’s decisions on proposals to remove a historical name from a building or similarly prominent structure or space on campus.


Yale researchers shed light on evolutionary mystery: Origins of the female orgasm
Yale News
Female orgasm seems to be a happy afterthought of our evolutionary past when it helped stimulate ovulation, a new study of mammals shows.


Yale alumni return to Yamoransa, Ghana, to celebrate completed community center and continuing partnership
Yale News
Eighty members of the Yale Alumni Service Corps (YASC) will join together with hundreds of community leaders and residents in Yamoransa, Ghana on Saturday, Aug. 13, for the formal dedication of a new information communication technology (ICT) center and library.


The Week Ender: Summer 2016
Yale News
In addition to the many ongoing exhibits in the museums and galleries, summer is a great time to enjoy a show, a tennis match, music, and theater.


Research note: Yale team identifies common pathway involved in childhood vascular tumors
Yale News
Vascular tumors are the most common abnormal growths in infants and children, affecting 5%-10% of newborns. Most are benign infantile hemangiomas (strawberry birthmarks) which spontaneously regress or respond to treatment with beta-blocking drugs.


President Salovey stops by YPD cook out to say thanks
Yale News
Police work is by nature hard, dangerous, and uncertain, and lately it has become even more challenging. With that in mind and to give his officers and staff time to relax and connect with each other, Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins recently hosted the first annual Yale Police Department's...


Connecticut Open to feature 2016 Olympians
Yale News
You don’t have to fly to Rio for a courtside seat to watch the world’s top women tennis players compete; you can see many of those same athletes face off here in New Haven during the 2016 Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies Corp., Aug. 19-27.


Exhibit celebrates the influence of renowned architect Oskar Hansen
Yale News
An exhibition highlighting the work of Oskar Hansen (1922-2005), architect, urban planner, and theorist, will open at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) on Sept. 1.


Yale leads research collaboration to explore origins of the universe
Yale News
Yale physics professor David DeMille has launched a pioneering investigation into the origins of the universe with support from the John Templeton Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation. DeMille plans to build a novel apparatus to sense the existence of never-before-seen subatomic particles thought to have a determining role in the formation of matter. Proving their existence — or absence — will provide a window into the earliest moments following the Big Bang


Humanities program brings New Haven students to Yale to study, reflect on civic life
Yale News
The Humanities department debuted "Citizens, Thinkers, Writers: Reflecting on Civic Life," a new summer program that introduced 12 New Haven high school seniors to the rigors of college life and canonical writings on civic life.


In memoriam: George C. Schoolfield, scholar of Germanic and Scandinavian literature
Yale News
George C. Schoolfield, professor emeritus of German and Scandinavian literature, died on July 21 after a long illness. He was 90 years old.


Genome-editing ‘toolbox’ targets multiple genes at once
Yale News
A Yale research team has designed a system to modify, or edit, multiple genes in the genome simultaneously, while also minimizing unintended effects. The gene-editing “toolbox” provides a user-friendly solution that scientists can apply to research on cancer and other disciplines, the researchers said. 


Yale receives CTSA award renewal to accelerate research discoveries
Yale News
Yale School of Medicine has been awarded $53.6 million from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to renew its five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) to accelerate research discoveries that can have a positive impact on health.


Low Zika risk for travelers to Olympics in Brazil, study finds
Yale News
The Zika virus poses a negligible health threat to the international community during the summer Olympic Games that begin next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to researchers at Yale School of Public Health (YSPH).


New evidence of a long-term planetary thermostat to remove excess CO2
Yale News
Scientists working in the North Atlantic have found the clearest geologic evidence yet of a planetary thermostat that counteracts the warming cause by massive amounts of greenhouse gas by absorbing CO2 into the rocky sediments of the Earth itself.


Building a Moebius strip of good vibrations
Yale News
Yale physicists have created something similar to a Moebius strip of moving energy between two vibrating objects, opening the door to novel forms of control over waves in acoustics, laser optics, and quantum mechanics.


Research note: Assessing injured kidneys for transplantation
Yale News
In a prior study, Dr. Chirag Parikh and his colleagues at Yale School of Medicine found that even kidneys that had suffered acute injury (due to many causes, including lack of blood supply) could be considered for transplantation instead of being discarded upon a donor’s demise.


Staff member Annette Tracey reflects on working at Yale, living in New Haven, and engaging with the community
Yale News
Annette Tracey, the well-known and much-respected desk attendant in the Berkeley College Dining Hall for many years, is an active volunteer in the city and one of more than 1,000 Yale staff and faculty who have purchased homes in New Haven with financial assistance from the university through the Yale Homebuyer Program.


Undergraduates get experience as practicing economists in research program
Yale News
At a time of year when many college students are waiting tables or making copies at office internships, 37 Yale undergraduates are spending their summer contending with innovative economics models and complex datasets.


Research note: Yale researchers describe how free radicals contribute to aging
Yale News
Aging in part is the result of oxidative damage to proteins caused by free radicals, a byproduct of interaction of our bodies and radiation such as sunlight. A new study by Yale scientists provides some clues into how this damage is inflicted. 


Biogeochemist Indy Burke named dean of Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Yale News
Ingrid C. (Indy) Burke, director of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, will be the next dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.


Sterling Professor David Mayhew: a political scientist’s views on the 2016 elections
Yale News
Republican Party officials have gathered in Cleveland this week to officially nominate Donald Trump as the GOP’s presidential candidate — a circumstance that most pundits considered unthinkable when the businessman and reality TV star kicked off his unconventional campaign last summer.


New Yale-developed device lengthens the life of quantum information
Yale News
Yale University scientists have reached a milestone in their efforts to extend the durability and dependability of quantum information. For the first time, researchers at Yale have crossed the “break even” point in preserving a bit of quantum information for longer than the lifetime of its constituent parts.


Yale scientists apply new imaging tool to common brain disorders
Yale News
A Yale-led team of researchers developed a new approach to scanning the brain for changes in synapses that are associated with common brain disorders. The technique may provide insights into the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of disorders, including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.


School’s out but learning continues in Yale summer programs for New Haven students
Yale News
This summer, as in years past, hundreds of New Haven students are participating in summer programs hosted by Yale in science, medicine, arts, and humanities. 


Alumni return to campus for ‘heavy mental lifting’ in Yale for Life courses
Yale News
“My annual attendance at Yale for Life (four years running now) is, hands-down, the best week of my year, not to mention the months of fascinating reading to prepare for it,” said Stephen Tomlin ’83 in reflecting on this intensive education program that brings alumni back to campus for close learning with faculty.


Yale expert advances AIDS research at global conference in Durban, South Africa
Yale News
At the AIDS 2016 international conference in Durban, South Africa, Frederick L. Altice, professor of medicine, epidemiology, and public health, presented research published in a special theme issue of The Lancet. Altice’s work focused on incarceration as a key contributor to rising rates of HIV, hepatitis C virus, and tuberculosis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.


Yale alums’ folk musical, ‘Dust Can’t Kill Me,’ to be performed at the New York Musical Festival
Yale News
“Dust Can’t Kill Me,” a folk musical set during the Great Depression that was written by two Yale alumni while they were students, is scheduled to be performed at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in August.


Book: House Rules: An Architect’s Guide to Modern Life
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Statement by Yale University regarding Corey Menafee
Yale News
Yale informed Mr. Menafee’s attorney that we are willing to grant his request for a second chance at Yale.


Community Friends program fosters friendships, cultural connections with international students
Yale News
For the hundreds of international students who arrive on Yale’s campus each August, Yale’s Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) offers hospitality and guidance through its Community Friends of Yale International Students program.


Pericles Lewis appointed VP for global strategy and deputy provost for international affairs
Yale News
Pericles Lewis, currently the founding president of Yale-NUS College, will assume the combined role, which underscores Yale's emphasis on its educational and research missions.


Research note: Reputation improves for those who give without calculation
Yale News
We often help others without weighing the costs and benefits — agreeing immediately to grant favors to friends, or taking on our romantic partners’ burdens without question. People even risk their own lives for a stranger, acting without considering the danger. This presents an evolutionary puzzle, because such uncalculating cooperation seems to ignore self-interest.


Calhoun dining hall named in honor of late alumnus Roosevelt Thompson
Yale News
The dining room of Calhoun College has been named for Roosevelt Thompson’84, who made an indelible impression on so many during his short life, Yale has announced.


Book: Labor of Love
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Scientists pinpoint a neural center of resilience
Yale News
Why some people handle stress better than others is a question that has fascinated scientists for decades. Now a Yale-led team reports that flexible brain activity in a particular area of the brain may predict resilience.


Rising sophomore wins Jefferson Award for public service
Yale News
When Sophia Sánchez-Maes ’19 was in middle school, her class went on field trips to the Rio Grande River to measure the river’s health. The class's data revealed something troubling: the river was dying. The Yale student has since learned how to use science to solve problems.


Charges against employee to be dismissed
Yale News
The University has requested that criminal charges against an employee who smashed a window in Calhoun College in June be dropped. The employee, Corey Menafee, resigned from Yale after the incident.


Research note: When intracellular communications fail – fireworks!
Yale News
Scientists have been fascinated by how organelles within the cell communicate with each other to carry out crucial biological functions. Now a Yale team led by neuroscientists Rui Dong and Pietro De Camili have shown that a protein called VAP helps tether one organelle (the endoplasmic reticulum) to another (endosomes) to affect its function


Research note: Scientists recode organisms to resist viral contamination
Yale News
Yale researchers have discovered a novel way to combat viral contamination of bio-factories that produce a growing number of drugs, chemicals, and fuels. 


Study finds differences in care for patients with low-risk prostate cancer based on institution and region
Yale News
Men with low-risk prostate cancer have a variety of treatment options because of the relatively benign nature of their disease. Among many factors that influence treatment decisions, the type of cancer center a patient visits is a key one, according to a study led by Yale researchers.


In memoriam: J. Michael Holquist, scholar of Slavic language and literature
Yale News
J. Michael Holquist, professor of comparative literature emeritus and former chair of the Department of Comparative Literature, died at home on June 26. He was 80 years old.


U.S. senators cite Yale climate change research while calling for resolution
Yale News
This week a group of U.S. senators highlighted the research of Yale sociologist Justin Farrell and others during discussion of a proposed resolution to condemn what they called a “web of denial” on issues including climate change.


Book: The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right
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Yale staff and the United Way: A personal story of change
Yale News
The following reflection is by Stacey Bonet, communications assistant in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications and a United Way contributor.I did not expect a shocking revelation to be part of my morning at the informational breakfast about the United Way held at the Meade Visitor’s Center this summer.


Research note: Localized destruction key to creation of brain synapses
Yale News
Autophagy, or “self-eating”, is an internal process of cellular destruction that is, paradoxically, necessary for life. Now Yale researchers have discovered that brain cells use this pathway during the development of the brain architecture.


Do monkeys know when they need to ‘Google it’?
Yale News
Are humans the only animal that knows what they don’t know? A new study by researchers at Yale and Harvard shows that rhesus monkeys also spontaneously recognize when they are ignorant and need to seek out more information.


Research note: Yale unveils 3D view of the world inside of cells
Yale News
New generations of microscopy have opened up a dazzling world that exists in the interior of new cells. But even the best of the new technology has had a trouble of recording the depth of cellular structures – until now.


Connecticut Open to kick off with party for Yale community
Yale News
New Haven’s annual tennis tournament always ends with cheers and celebration. This year, the competition will begin with them as well.


‘Trust thy crooked neighbor’: Al Capone and the power of social networks
Yale News
Nearly a century ago, the United States prohibited the production and distribution of alcohol through a constitutional amendment. The social experiment, known as Prohibition, lasted only 14 years, but it had the long-term consequence of strengthening organized crime, especially in cities like Chicago, which gave rise to that city's infamous Al Capone.


ACA’s tobacco surcharges reduce smokers’ insurance take-up, but do not increase smoking cessation, study finds
Yale News
A new study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health reveals an unexpected consequence of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) tobacco surcharges: High surcharges resulted in lower rates of insurance enrollment among smokers in the first year of the ACA’s implementation, without increasing smoking cessation. These effects are at odds with the ACA’s mission of universal coverage.


Efforts to lower hospital admission rates may also reduce readmissions
Yale News
Public health programs and initiatives that aim to lower hospital admission rates may also reduce readmissions, despite the fact that the patients in communities that have adopted these programs tend to be sicker when hospitalized, says a Yale-led study.


Hitomi mission finds a quiet space in the heart of the Perseus cluster
Yale News
In its brief time gathering data this year, the Hitomi X-ray Observatory discovered something quite serene: the calm core in a massive cluster of galaxies.


What lies beneath Connecticut? Yale’s SEISConn project will find out
Yale News
Deep inside Great Mountain Forest, in the northwest corner of the state, Yale geophysicist Maureen Long kneels down in a grassy clearing to see how her seismology station fared over the long winter.


Susan Gibbons reappointed as university librarian and deputy provost, with new responsibilities
Yale News
Susan Gibbons has been reappointed as university librarian and deputy provost through June 30, 2021, President Peter Salovey and Provost Ben Polak have announced.


In conversation with sociologist Andrew Papachristos: Analyzing how gun violence affects high-risk populations
Yale News
Yale University sociology professor Andrew Papachristos leads a team of researchers that collects information on an all-too-common occurrence in cities like Chicago, Boston, Newark, Cincinnati and Oakland, California: gun violence.


New chair of Yale Alumni Fund Board elected
Yale News
 Thomas S. Leatherbury ’76, ’79 J.D. is the new chair of the Yale Alumni Fund (YAF) Board, beginning a two-year term on July 1. He was elected at the board’s June 20 meeting at the Yale Club of New York. Leatherbury has served as vice chair of the board since July 1, 2014.


New fellows in strategic analysis to honor David Swensen
Yale News
Over the past 30 years, David Swensen and his investment team have redefined the way universities manage their endowment portfolios — not just at Yale, but all over the country. At the Yale Investment Committee dinner on June 15, President Peter Salovey announced the new Swensen Fellows in Strategic Analysis program.


Calculator can predict psychosis risk
Yale News
An individual’s risk for developing psychosis can be measured as accurately as a prognosis for heart disease and cancer, according to a new Yale-led study published July 1 in the American Journal of Psychiatry


DeVane Medal awarded to scientist Joan Steitz and music historian Ellen Rosand
Yale News
Molecular biophysics and biochemistry professor Joan Steitz and retired music professor Ellen Rosand are the latest recipients of the William Clyde DeVane Medal, Yale College’s oldest award for outstanding teaching.


Miniature bookbindings showcase Shakespeare on a different scale
Yale News
Miniature editions of works by William Shakespeare or influenced by the literary giant are on view in the Yale Center for British Art’s newest exhibition.


Yale study: Medicaid expansion could decrease ER visits
Yale News
Emergency room visits could decrease under the Affordable Care Act despite the findings of a 2013 study linking Medicaid expansion to an increase in trips to the ER in Oregon, according to a new paper by Yale University health economist Amanda Kowalski.


Yale Press director John Donatich on public libraries and New Haven past and present
Yale News
The Yale University Press and the New Haven Free Public Library are the nearest of neighbors — and like a good neighbor, the press and its people actively support the library's mission.


Book: The Substance of Shadow
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Research note: High levels of low frequency sound in ICUs may harm patient sleep
Yale News
In a new study, a team of researchers at Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Nursing recorded overnight sound levels in medical ICU patient rooms, where critically ill individuals often suffer from sleep loss and poor sleep. 


Ricky D’s Rib Shack: Barbecue comes to Science Park
Yale News
Ricky D’s Rib Shack —Yale University Properties’ newest tenant — is now open at 302 Winchester Ave. at Science Park in New Haven.


Yale researchers’ technology turns wasted heat into power
Yale News
Researchers at Yale have developed a new technology that could make energy from the low-temperature wasted heat produced by industrial sources and power plants, tapping into a widely available — and mostly unused — resource.


Book: Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650
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Study: Receptor suppresses the immune response in order to save it
Yale News
When viruses enter the body, they activate receptors on the surface of cells that allow viruses to invade those cells. A Yale-led team has found that one of the receptors, known as AXL, actually plays an essential role in the immune system’s ability to fight viral infections.


Solutions to real-world problems sought for MacArthur Foundation’s $100 million grant
Yale News
The MacArthur Foundation is inviting proposals for 100&Change, a new competition for a single $100 million grant to a project that will help make significant progress toward solving a major problem affecting people, places, or the planet.


Yale statement on the Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin.
Yale News
Yale welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin, upholding the University of Texas' ability to admit a broadly diverse student body and reaffirming the vital importance of diversity in higher education.


Yale-NUS conference draws participants from across the United States to campus
Yale News
Over 90 thought leaders in higher education from over 40 liberal arts colleges and universities around the country gathered on campus for “Globalizing the Liberal Arts,” a symposium and workshop hosted by Yale-NUS College to discuss innovation in liberal arts and science education as well as the future of higher education.


Research note: An illuminating look at large galaxies and their closest companions
Yale News
Yale astronomers conducted a first-of-its-kind survey of some of the largest and most massive galaxies in the universe — and the loose stars that tag along for the ride.


The silencer: Study reveals how a cancer gene promotes tumor growth
Yale News
A Yale-led study describes how a known cancer gene, EGFR, silences genes that typically suppress tumors. The finding, published in Cell Reports, may lead to the development of more effective, individualized treatment for patients with lung cancer and other cancer types. 


Research note: Syrian hospitals face critical gaps in human and material resources
Yale News
Yale School of Medicine researchers collaborated with partners in Syria and Canada to conduct the first comprehensive, nationwide survey of trauma hospitals inside Syria.


Ruslan Medzhitov leads major research initiative on food allergies
Yale News
Ruslan M. Medzhitov, the David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine, will lead a major research initiative to advance the basic science underlying food allergies in collaboration with partners at the Broad Institute of MIT Harvard and other institutions.


One tennis fan will be a winner at the Connecticut Open
Yale News
The Connecticut Open tennis tournament has added three more players to the list of international stars who will compete at this year’s event, and announced that fans who purchase tickets by June 29 have a chance to win a three-day spa vacation. The Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies...


Research note: Yale team explores roots of poor decisions
Yale News
Poor decision-making in rats can be traced to an excess of a single subtype of brain receptor, a finding that could explain cognitive difficulties experienced by alcoholics, drug addicts and people with diseases such as schizophrenia, according to Yale researchers.


Saiers named as interim dean at F&ES
Yale News
James Saiers, the Clifton R. Musser Professor of Hydrology, will serve as interim dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) as the search for a successor to departing Dean Peter Crane continues, President Peter Salovey announced in an email to the F&ES community on June 21.


Yale sociologist Frederick Wherry to take part in webinar on financial citizenship
Yale News
“Financial Citizenship: Initial Research Findings on Credit, Dignity, and Trust,” a webinar focusing on research that was conducted by a team led by Frederick Wherry, professor of sociology and co-director of the Center for Cultural Sociology, will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.


Pursuing a passion for storytelling at THREAD
Yale News
Like all the participants of, THREAD, a gathering of writers and journalists that took place at Yale June 5-8, Ana Volosinovici came to campus because she has stories to tell. The conference, founded and led by writer and columnist Mark Oppenheimer, ’96, ’03 Ph. D., is a four-day gathering of...


Medical library marks 75 years of supporting research and patient care
Yale News
Dr. Harvey Cushing, a path-breaking neurosurgeon and Sterling Professor of Neurosurgery at Yale, had books on his mind when he wrote to his friend Dr. Arnold Klebs on Oct. 4, 1936.


Free concerts will be offered to mark the 50th year of Yale Memorial Carillon
Yale News
In celebration of the 50th birthday of the Yale Memorial Carillon, the Yale Guild of Carillonneurs is hosting an annual carillon conference, and has commissioned 50 new pieces from over 40 different composers.


The Starr Foundation names the Yale World Fellows Program
Yale News
The university has received a $16 million contribution from The Starr Foundation, a private charitable foundation chaired by Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg. In recognition of this gift, Yale has renamed its signature leadership education initiative the Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program.


Women may face a double weight-gain whammy
Yale News
Women may face a double whammy when it comes to weight gain, a new Yale-led study has found.


Device for irregular heartbeat may be more cost-effective than medication
Yale News
A new study by a Yale researcher may support the use of a device for patients suffering from irregular heart rhythms.


Psychologist Laurie Santos named new head of Silliman College
Yale News
Laurie R. Santos, a popular professor in the Department of Psychology and in the interdisciplinary Cognitive Science Program, has been named the next head of Silliman College for a five-year term, effective July 1, President Peter Salovey has announced.


New Yale award to honor high school juniors for community engagement
Yale News
Select high school juniors across the nation will be honored for their public service through the Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement, established by Yale’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM). The first awards will be presented in the spring of...


NHDocs festival connects campus and university, and celebrates student filmmakers
Yale News
This year’s expanded New Haven Documentary Film Festival (NHDocs) drew more than 1,800 people to the city June 2-12 to view works by area filmmakers. This year, the event also celebrated student filmmakers at high schools and colleges in the region, awarding prizes to the top three entries.


Special exhibition celebrates gift of Rhoda Pritzker Collection of modern British art
Yale News
A special exhibition highlighting the collection of modern British art formed by journalist Rhoda Pritzker (1914–2007) is currently on view at the Yale Center for British Art.


From hospitality to healthcare, volunteers and staff keep Commencement on track
Yale News
The joyous celebration that is University Commencement doesn’t happen automatically: A large team of staff, faculty, and students — many of them volunteers — works throughout the year to insure that the campus’s happiest day runs smoothly and safely for all participants.


International Festival of Arts & Ideas features four Yale-China Association arts fellows
Yale News
This year’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas will mark the debut of Yale-China Association’s first two HKETO-NY Arts Fellows from Hong Kong and offer a sneak preview of what fellows will create for next June.


Support in the wake of tragedy: a message from President Peter Salovey
Yale News
Acts of unfathomable violence, such as the tragedy that took place in Orlando earlier this week, touch all of our lives. For some in our community, the impact is especially personal or immediate. ...


LGBTQ Resources Office: Don’t grieve alone
Yale News
In the wake of the tragic events in Orlando this past weekend, the Office of LGBTQ reminds community members that you are not alone in your grief, and there are a number of resources available to you. You can also find information about events taking place tonight (Monday).


Yale scientists amplify light using sound on a silicon chip
Yale News
Yale scientists have found a way to greatly boost the intensity of light waves on a silicon microchip using the power of sound.


Program seeks to provide solar power to Haitian communities
Yale News
A recent Yale graduate and a Yale professor have teamed up to address energy challenges in the developing world. They have established TMD Solar Outreach, a program that aims to provide solar energy to communities in Haiti, where many people can access electricity for only a few hours each day.


Yale announces new trustees, senior fellow
Yale News
The Yale Corporation, the university’s governing board, has named a new senior fellow and will welcome two new members beginning July 1, President Peter Salovey announced.


Book: Hogarth’s Legacy
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Environmental and health impacts of U.S. healthcare system
Yale News
If the U.S. healthcare system were a country, it would rank 13th in the world for greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research. The study, published June 9 in PLOS ONE, quantified previously unreported environmental and public health impacts of the nation’s healthcare sector.


Muhammad Ali originally named for ardent abolitionist and Yale alumnus Cassius Clay
Yale News
When heavyweight boxing champion Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali after converting to Islam, he stated that his birth name was “a slave name,” adding, “I didn’t choose it and I don’t want it.” His new name, he noted, is “a free name” meaning “beloved of God.”


Yale will ‘offer a vigorous defense’ against suit by expelled student
Yale News
Yale University today said that it would vigorously defend itself against a federal lawsuit filed by a student who was expelled in February for sexual misconduct.


This black hole has an appetite for cold, cosmic rain
Yale News
An intergalactic gas cloud is sometimes a dish best served cold. In a new study to be published June 9 in the journal Nature, a Yale-led team of astronomers found a supermassive black hole about to devour clouds of cold, clumpy gas hurtling toward it.


Politics against domination: A conversation with Sterling Professor Ian Shapiro
Yale News
Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science, grew up in South Africa during the apartheid era. He recalls that people there could easily list the regime’s injustices, but often struggled to describe a just alternative. This observation — people know what they oppose better than what they...


Book: Politics against Domination
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Reconnecting with campus and classmates: Yale College reunions set attendance records
Yale News
The most recent quinquennial class reunions in Yale College set a new overall record, with 4,538 alumni returning to New Haven and a total attendance of 7,198, including family and friends.


Chinese university leaders to gain insights into Western education via Yale visits
Yale News
Chinese university presidents, vice presidents, and provosts will come to New Haven each year to learn about the Western approach to education under a new partnership between Yale and the China Scholarship Council (CSC).


Salovey, Kerry, and Spizzwinks(?) at U.S.-China symposium
Yale News
Whether speaking or singing, Yale voices were among those heard this week at the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in Beijing.


ICYMI*: Conference showcases Yale alumni who are ‘Changing the Face of Tech'
Yale News
On campus, Yale has been described as an “entrepreneurial movement to be reckoned with.” Likewise, the network of alumni working in tech beyond the campus is growing stronger  — as illustrated when Yale Tech hosted its third annual alumni conference on April 29 in San Francisco, drawing together more than 100 graduates with a focus on “Changing the Face of Tech.”


The Gruber Foundation recognizes excellence in sciences
Yale News
The Gruber Foundation has awarded three International Prizes honoring individuals for their groundbreaking work in the sciences.


Combination therapy cures tick-borne illness in mice
Yale News
A novel combination therapy cures an emerging infectious disease, babesiosis, which is transmitted by the same ticks that transmit the agents of Lyme disease, said Yale researchers. This “radical” therapy not only clears the infection but also prevents the recurrence that often occurs with existing treatments.


Winners of 2016 Porter and Field prizes announced
Yale News
The Theron Rockwell Field Prize and John Addison Porter Prize were presented to students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and in Yale College on Commencement Day 2016.


Research note: Ideology influences inclusive teaching practices
Yale News
A faculty member’s personal ideology can predict how likely he or she is to adopt inclusive practices into science classrooms, a new Yale-led study has found. Faculty who maintain a “colorblind” approach to learning are less likely to adopt inclusive practices than those who embrace more multicultural approaches to teaching, report the researchers.


The biological clock gets a time stamp
Yale News
Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified the molecular pathways involved in the aging of human eggs. This research could eventually lead to treatments to correct age-related damage and improve fertility in women age 40 and older.


Photographs reveal ‘Relics of Old London’
Yale News
Each year, the Yale Center for British Art’s “Art in Focus”initiative provides select Yale undergraduates with the opportunity to research, curate, install, and present an exhibition of works under the guidance of center curators and staff. Debuting at the center’s newly conserved and renovated building, the program’s 2016 exhibition, “Art in Focus: Relics of Old London,” explores a pivotal decade in preindustrial British history through a haunting series of rare 19th-century photographs of London’s architecture.


Research note: MRI detects early signs of schizophrenia
Yale News
Patients with schizophrenia often exhibit early signs of behavioral abnormalities. However, changes in the brain underlying these behavioral signs have not been identified.


S&P Global CFO Jack F. Callahan ’80 named Yale’s senior vice president for operations
Yale News
Jack F. Callahan Jr., a member of the Yale College Class of 1980, will serve as the university’s senior vice president for operations, President Peter Salovey announced in a campus-wide email on June 2.


Recent grads lead journey through French Renaissance at Yale Art Gallery
Yale News
A new show at the Yale University Art Gallery, “Le Goût du Prince: Art and Prestige in 16th-Century France,” opened May 20 — three days before its student curators graduated from Yale.


Two weeks of music, theater, dance, talks, making, and more = International Festival of Arts & Ideas extravaganza
Yale News
This year's offerings include performances; circus acts; bike, walking, and boat tours; picnics and food tastings; films; art viewing and making; and lectures about hotly debated topics.


President Salovey takes the mound at Marlins game
Yale News
President Peter Salovey’s years playing Little League baseball undoubtedly came in handy during his Major League debut on June 1, when he threw the opening pitch for the Marlins-Pirates game in Miami, Florida.


An extinct language finds a new audience at Yale
Yale News
A recent workshop on an extinct and very rarely studied language opened a “brand new door to fresh historical perspectives” for Yale graduate student Yuan Chen.


Research note: Yale team provides new insight into intractable epilepsy
Yale News
One of the major causes of intractable epilepsy is a malformation of brain development that occurs in individuals with focal cortical dysplasia or tuberous sclerosis complex. These malformations are marked by misplaced and abnormally large neurons in focal cortical brain regions. However, a Yale team led by Angelique Bordey and Lawrence S. Hsieh developed a new mouse model of focal cortical malformation that showed neuronal misplacement is not required to trigger seizures. Instead, large misshapen neurons by themselves can generate seizures, according to the study published June 1 in the journal Nature Communications. The new model will also help researchers test new drugs to manage intractable seizures, the authors say.  For more on work done at Bordey lab see.


Battle of the Badges bench press competition to benefit breast cancer
Yale News
You don’t need to be a bodybuilder to bench press for breast cancer. The Yale University Police Department will host the sixth annual Battle of the Badges bench press competition to benefit cancer research on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Payne Whitney Gymnasium, 4th floor, 70 Tower Pkwy. The competition is open to the public.


The Week Ender: Happenings June 3-5
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


Not quite PTSD: Still quite a mental health problem
Yale News
At least one in five U.S. military veterans who have experienced trauma are at greatly elevated risk for depression, suicide, or substance abuse even though they do not meet all criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new Yale-led study.


Scientists and clinicians urged to join in call for greater cancer research funding
Yale News
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro urged biomedical researchers to join with them and other elected representatives to advocate for increased federal biomedical research funding. Their call to action came at a forum at Yale School of Nursing to discuss the National Cancer Moonshot initiative. The initiative, announced by President Obama in Jan. 2016, calls for people in all areas of science and government to work together to find new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer, in the hopes of eliminating it by 2020.


Experience each of the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ at Yale Summer Cabaret
Yale News
The Yale Summer Cabaret will host a season of performances and special events, each of which connect in some manner with one of the “Seven Deadly Sins.” 


Yale College alumni reconnect, celebrate, and learn in first reunion weekend
Yale News
Thousands of Yale alumni, family, and friends came back to campus May 26-29 for the 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 55th, and 65th reunions of the Yale College classes of 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1961, and 1951, as well as a reunion of senior alumni from classes marking their 66th reunions and beyond.


Yair Minsky appointed the Einar Hille Professor of Mathematics
Yale News
Yair N. Minsky, newly named as the Einar Hille Professor of Mathematics, focuses his research on three-dimensional topology, hyperbolic geometry, and Riemann surface theory (Teichmüller theory).


PROSPECT experiment will search for sterile neutrinos, thanks to $3M DOE grant
Yale News
Buoyed by a $3 million federal grant, a Yale University-led experiment will explore key questions about the elusive particles called neutrinos — and potentially improve the way we monitor and safeguard nuclear reactors in the process.


Celebrated poet Claudia Rankine named the Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale
Yale News
Noted poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine will join the Yale faculty this fall as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.


Rafi Taherian wins food industry’s top honor, IFMA’s Gold Plate
Yale News
In March, he won the Silver Plate Award, and now Rafi Taherian, associate vice president of Yale Hospitality, has been awarded the Gold Plate — the highest honor within the foodservice


Changes in dieters’ social networks may undermine weight-loss efforts
Yale News
Efforts to lose weight may be unsuccessful because of an important mismatch between the social contacts created by individuals desiring to lose weight, and the factors that are actually beneficial for achieving weight loss goals, according to a Yale study.


New U.N. targets for HIV/AIDS treatment expensive, but could save millions of lives
Yale News
A new study estimates the impact of an initiative of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS known as 90-90-90, and finds that while its targets for HIV testing and treatment will require unprecedented investment, it will increase survival, reduce the number of children orphaned by HIV, and contain the global AIDS epidemic.


Effects of maternal smoking continue long after birth
Yale News
Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new Yale-led study has found. The finding helps explains why maternal smoking has been linked to behavioral changes such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, addiction and conduct disorder.


Recent graduate Kevin Garcia recalls experiences as a Yale EMT
Yale News
Last year during Class Day, Kevin Garcia ’16 made an “amateur mistake” that almost got him in trouble with the Secret Service.


Research note: Images show how stem cells create just enough tissue
Yale News
Scientists have long wondered just how stem cells generate just the right amount of tissue to perform a biological function. Using live imaging of skin of living mice, Yale scientists have shown that this balance, called homeostasis, is achieved in unexpected ways.


Doubling down on Schrödinger’s cat
Yale News
Yale physicists have given Schrödinger’s famous cat a second box to play in, and the result may help further the quest for reliable quantum computing.


‘Phage’ fishing yields new weapon against antibiotic resistance
Yale News
Yale researchers were fishing for a new weapon against antibiotic resistance and found one floating in a Connecticut pond, they report May 26 in the journal Scientific Reports.


The Week Ender: Happenings May 27-29
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


Ann Kurth appointed the inaugural Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing
Yale News
Ann Kurth, the inaugural Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing, is dean of the Yale School of Nursing and an expert on global health.


Tyrone Cannon named the Clark L. Hull Professor of Psychology
Yale News
Tyrone Douglas Cannon, newly named as the Clark L. Hull Professor of Psychology, focuses his research on the interplay between psychological-level phenomena and neurobiological mechanisms as they relate to disturbances of perception, belief, motivation, and emotional processing in people with mental illness, principally schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.


Book: The Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Reconstruction
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Book: Design: The Invention of Desire
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In conversation: 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Jing Tsu on researching 400 years of the Chinese script
Yale News
Jing Tsu, professor of East Asian languages and literatures and of comparative literature, was recently honored as a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow.


Yale Center Beijing launches ‘Asia in the World’ lecture series
Yale News
A new speaker series, co-sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University (CEAS) and Yale Center Beijing (YCB), provides a platform for Yale faculty who conduct research on Asia from across disciplines to speak in Beijing.


With blessings, cheers, and relief, the Class of 2016 celebrates a milestone
Yale News
One minute, the Old Campus was serene. Then, members of the Yale Concert Band took up their instruments, and graduating students converged on Old Campus to the cheers of families and friends.


Tobias Moskowitz appointed the inaugural Dean Takahashi Professor of Finance
Yale News
Tobias J. Moskowitz, the first Dean Takahashi ’80 B.A., ’83 M.P.P.M. Professor of Finance, focuses his research on financial markets and investments, including the behavior of prices and investors.


Honorary degrees awarded to nine outstanding individuals
Yale News
At its 2016 Commencement, Yale awarded honorary degrees to nine individuals who have achieved distinction in their respective fields. Their citations follow:


Book: Follow the Money: Essays on International Taxation
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Outstanding students honored at Class Day 2016
Yale News
Eleven graduating seniors were honored on Class Day with awards for their academic and athletic accomplishments and for their character. The honorees are listed below, in the order the prizes were given during the Class Day ceremony on May 22 on the Old Campus. The Nellie Pratt Elliot and William...


Langdon Hammer named the Niel Gray Jr. Professor of English
Yale News
Langdon Hammer, newly named as the Niel Gray Jr. Professor of English, is a literary scholar, biographer, and critic who studies modern and contemporary poetry and poetics.


'All You Need Is Love': Dean's Baccalaureate Address
Yale News
The following are the opening remarks and address presented by Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway at the 2016 Baccalaureate ceremonies.


Membership in a Community: Speaking, Listening, Finding Common Ground: President's Baccalaureate Address
Yale News
President Peter Salovey spoke to graduates, their families, and friends at the 2016 Baccalaureate ceremonies. 


Ambassador Samantha Power's 2016 Class Day address
Yale News
The following are the remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power ’92 at the Yale College Class Day ceremony on May 22 on Old Campus.


International students and scholars find friendship and community at Yale
Yale News
Hector Correa and Yiding Ping arrived at Yale late last summer from different corners of the globe for different reasons. They met at an English conversation group at Yale’s Office of International Students and Scholars, where they got to know each other tand became fast friends.


Five doctoral students honored with Prize Teaching Fellowship
Yale News
Among the most important resources undergraduate students have at Yale are their section teaching fellows (TF), doctoral students who assist in the teaching of a course.


Elizabeth Bradley reappointed as head of Branford College
Yale News
Elizabeth Bradley has been reappointed as Branford’s head of college, President Peter Salovey and Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway announced. 


Commencement road closures, security, and more
Yale News
If you are participating in or attending one of the public ceremonies during Commencement, or if you are commuting to campus, here is some helpful information.


The Week Ender: Happenings May 20-22
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


At NHDocs: free films about Newtown and Black Panthers, an Alex Gibney retrospective, and more
Yale News
The New Haven Documentary Film Festival (NHDocs) has expanded this year to present 15 documentary features and 26 shorts over 11 days, June 2 to 12. Screenings take place at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center auditorium, 53 Wall St. and, on Saturday afternoon, June 4, at the New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St.


Women’s Health Research at Yale to fund four new studies
Yale News
Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) today announced funding for studies to tackle ovarian cancer, heart attacks, obesity, and the effect of cannabis on the brain.


GHLI photo contest winners announced
Yale News
Global Health at Yale announced the three winners of its 2016 photo contest.


Immune cells may protect against Alzheimer’s
Yale News
Clusters of immune cells in the brain previously associated with Alzheimer’s actually protect against the disease by containing the spread of damaging amyloid plaques, a new Yale University School of Medicine study shows.


Research note: Brain area crucial to ability to assess motives of others
Yale News
The ability to assess the motivation of others is considered a crucial human ability. Yale neuroscientist Steve Chang and colleagues at Oxford University, Matthew Apps and Matthew Rushworth review neuroimaging and other evidence that the skill arises from activity in a specialized brain region, the anterior cingulate gyrus. 


Yale study: How antibodies access neurons to fight infection
Yale News
Yale scientists have solved a puzzle of the immune system: how antibodies enter the nervous system to control viral infections. Their finding may have implications for the prevention and treatment of a range of conditions, including herpes and Guillain-Barre syndrome, which has been linked to the Zika virus.


Commencement #Yale2016: a time to share and celebrate
Yale News
Yale University will celebrate its 315th Commencement with a weekend of activities May 21-23, including a Class Day address by Ambassador Samantha Powers ’92 and a Joint ROTC Commissioning Ceremony with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter ’76.


Summer in the city: dragon boats, giant water slide, Opera-Palooza, and more
Yale News
Summer will be a hot time in New Haven — both meteorologically and metaphorically speaking — when the city plays host to 28 events over 63 days, beginning in June.


Yale Concert Band to perform for refugees in Athens
Yale News
When the Yale Concert Band tours Greece next month, it will spend an hour in Athens playing music for people who face an uncertain future after risking their lives to reach Europe. The undergraduate band will perform at the Eleonas refugee camp, a 10-acre facility in central Athens that houses about...


Book: Pedagogy and Place: 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale
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Research note: Cholesterol leads to longer ‘kisses’ in membrane fusion
Yale News
Membrane fusion is an important reaction, required for tissue development, viral infection, hormone release, and neurotransmission. But until now, few methods have examined the dynamic “pores” that regulate the release of cargo carried by secretory vesicles — hormone- or neurotransmitter-filled sacs — that fuse with a cell membrane.


Yale Commencement 2016: Stories, videos, and more
Yale News
Yale will celebrate its 315th graduation on May 23 following a weekend that will include speeches, prize presentations, senior class antics, and the awarding of honorary degrees, among other activities. Here you will find links to the Yale Broadcast & Media Center’s coverage of the Baccalaureate Address, Senior Class Day ceremony, and University Commencement — as well as to videos, stories, and photos about the event.


Tackling complex concepts with his students, Jonathan Ellman brings ‘joy’ to the process of discovery
Yale News
In nominating Jonathan Ellman for the Dylan Hixon ’88 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, at least two of his students use the word “joy” to describe their experience with their teacher. Said one: “While the subject matter is certainly challenging, Professor Ellman’s organized teaching style made learning organic chemistry a joy.” Another said, “Interacting with him is always a joy. I sometimes feel as if there is nothing that he cannot explain.” Ellman says he hopes to impart the idea that no matter how difficult it may be to solve a problem, there is both pleasure in and value to the process, even when one is tempted to give up.


In Daniel Magaziner’s African studies courses, preconceived ideas begin to slip away
Yale News
His American students often have little background about Africa, and his African students are frequently unstudied in history. But as they join together in Daniel Magaziner’s courses, both groups come to understand how much their histories and cultures are entangled. One student said of his classroom experience: “As I sit in the class, I often am bursting with energy and excitement; it feels as if we all leave each lecture better, more thoughtful, people.” For their teacher — the winner of the Sarai Ribicoff ’75 Award for Teaching Excellence in Yale College — it is equally invigorating to watch as students begin to engage with the previously unknown, and as their preconceptions begin to fall away.


With ‘infectious passion,’ Glenda Gilmore opens panoramic views for historians-in-the-making
Yale News
To give students a feel for the time, places, and people they are studying about, Glenda Gilmore incorporates film, poetry, music, and personal anecdotes in her courses on American history. One student described Gilmore, the recipient of the Sidonie Miskimin Clauss ’75 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities, as a “one-woman Broadway show.” Her students also undertake a more solitary journey — doing original research on a topic of their choice using primary and secondary sources. In the process, they become historians themselves — and gain more personal power — as they ask questions, explore answers, and write critically about what they’ve learned.


Applying statistical concepts to real-world problems, Lloyd Grieger keeps his students thinking after class ends
Yale News
The winner of the Lex Hixon ’63 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences, Lloyd Grieger not only helps students develop analytical skills, but also to apply them to public policy-making in the real world. Their analysis and problem solving doesn’t end with class, however. As one student said, “Professor Grieger successfully gets us not only to engage the material for a class period, but also to care deeply about it even after we leave the room.” Another praised him for being “one of the clearest, most engaging, and accessible professors I have had the pleasure of studying with. He is respected, appreciated, but most tellingly, adored by his students.” Just as he inspires his students to continue thinking about the material when class is over, Grieger also reminds them that learning continues long after they graduate.


As he makes the arts and ideas come alive, Craig Wright encourages ‘pushback’
Yale News
In describing Craig Wright, the winner of the Harwood F. Byrnes/Richard B. Sewall Teaching Prize, one student said: “He made us feel we actually could comment on music, his area of expertise, and not feel utterly dwarfed by his talents.” Indeed, for Wright, some of his best classroom experiences come when his students are brave enough to challenge him, to “push back” on whatever he’s discussing with them. He says he hopes that the moments in his classroom add up to an appreciation for lifelong learning — and a questioning of authority.


Twelve juniors honored by the Council of the Heads of Colleges
Yale News
The Council of the Heads of Colleges has honored seven members of the Class of 2017 with special awards in recognition of their scholarship, character, and contributions to college life.


Conference for Ph.D.s considers: Where can you go after Yale?
Yale News
A conference on Tuesday, May 17 will explore how Yale alumni have navigated the path from life as a graduate student to corporate, academic, business, and government jobs.


Book: The Poet of Them All
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Yale welcomes Zimbabwean philanthropists and new partners to campus
Yale News
President Peter Salovey hosted a visit by Zimbabwean entrepreneurs and philanthropists Strive and Tstitsi Masiyiwa on campus last week, where they were honored for their generous support to the Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS), a week-long academic enrichment program that aims to connect Africa’s most talented high school students to academic opportunities in the United States and beyond.


Bioengineered blood vessel is safe for dialysis patients, study finds
Yale News
A Yale scientist collaborated with researchers at Duke University and surgeons in Poland and the United States to create bioengineered blood vessels for kidney-disease patients on dialysis. The man-made vessels appeared to be both safe and more durable than commonly used synthetic versions, said the investigators.


The Week Ender: Happenings May 13-15
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


Transparency in research: SI-BONE to make clinical trial data accessible via Yale YODA Project
Yale News
With the ultimate goal of fostering transparency and improving the health of patients, the Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project has entered an agreement with SI-BONE, Inc. that will enable researchers across the world to gain access to the company’s key clinical studies of the iFuse Implant System®, a minimally invasive surgical device used to treat certain disorders of the sacroiliac joint.


Women leaders from Africa hone skills, build network at Yale forum
Yale News
Twelve women leaders from six African countries, including government ministers, parliamentarians, and other senior officials from Ethiopia, Liberia, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Uganda, participated in the second annual Leadership Forum for Strategic Impact in April. At meetings held both at...


Yale alumni gather to discuss the changing face of tech
Yale News
Over 100 Alumni gathered in downtown San Francisco on April 29 for the third annual Yale Tech Conference. Victor Wong ’09, founder of Thunder, created Yale Tech in 2011 in an effort to highlight the technology ventures of Yale students and alumni.


Follow that gaze: Monkeys and humans share staring behavior
Yale News
Following another’s gaze is a hallmark of human learning and socialization from infancy to old age. Humans change how they follow gazes throughout life, and disruptions in the ability to follow someone’s gaze are warning signs of autism and other social deficits.


Yale and FBI launch Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy
Yale News
Yale University Police Department and the New Haven Field Office of the FBI have announced the Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA), a groundbreaking joint effort to educate, enrich, and promote future law enforcement career paths for young people throughout Connecticut. 


Heart attacks trending down, but low-income communities still lagging behind
Yale News
While heart attack rates across all income levels have declined significantly over the last 15 years, people living in low-income communities are still more likely to be hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a new study published by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the journal JAMA Cardiology.


Student-curated exhibit at Sterling Library explores the 1950s comic book scare
Yale News
U.S. Sen. Estes Kefauver’s crusade against comics is the subject of “Senators, Sinners, and Supermen: The 1950s Comic Book Scare and Juvenile Delinquency,” a new exhibition at the Sterling Memorial Library on view through Sept. 22.


Peabody specimens thrive online
Yale News
For more than 125 years, the Peabody Museum’s collections were cataloged in handwritten and typed ledgers, and searching the collections meant visiting the museum. Today, about two-thirds of the labels on specimens are digitized.


Yale FinTech hosts event with former economic advisor to President Obama
Yale News
The newly formed shared interest group Yale FinTech hosted an event in New York City that featured Seth Wheeler, former senior advisor to President Obama for financial services and currently managing director at J.P. Morgan’s Fintech Strategy Group.


June Y. Chu appointed to be next dean of Pierson College
Yale News
June Y. Chu will be the next dean of Pierson College, announced Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway in the Pierson dining hall on May 6.


Diane Levin talks about the effect technology and media have on children’s play in the 21st century
Yale News
As screens become more abundant in today’s world, it’s common to hear parents telling their children to go outside and play instead of being indoors with their devices. Diane Levin agrees that parents need to continue pushing their children to play outside but also be engaged with them during playtime.


Haifan Lin appointed the Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology
Yale News
Haifan Lin, newly named as the Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology, is an internationally renowned stem cell biologist who directs the Yale Stem Cell Center, which serves as both an incubator for scientific discovery and a training ground for new investigators.


Yale alumni connect and give back to communities worldwide in annual day of service
Yale News
Nearly 4,000 Yale University alumni participated in the eighth annual Yale Day of Service program, joining together to make difference in their local communities across the United States and around the world. The program included 250 sites throughout 40 states and 20 countries, even more than in 2015.


Book: Money Changes Everything
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Gaddis and Miller receive Lamar Awards for outstanding service to Yale alumni
Yale News
Yale professors John Lewis Gaddis and Mary E. Miller were presented Howard R. Lamar Awards for Service to Alumni on April 29 at a luncheon hosted by the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA).


Nilakshi Parndigamage ’06 named new Ezra Stiles dean
Yale News
Alumna Nilakshi Parndigamage ’06 will serve as the next dean of Ezra Stiles, announced Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway on May 5 to students during dinner.


Yale Center for British Art reopens May 11 with its ’original gorgeous glow’
Yale News
The Yale Center for British Art, home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, reopens on Wednesday, May 11 with its landmark building restored to its “original gorgeous glow.”


Next head of Jonathan Edwards College to be W. Mark Saltzman
Yale News
President Peter Salovey announced W. Mark Saltzman, the Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, as the next head of Jonathan Edwards College (JE) on May 5 to students in the JE dining hall.


New technology will allow patients to become partners in research
Yale News
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine are launching a novel approach to research that engages people as true partners in science. Using an innovative health information technology platform called Hugo, which was developed in partnership with Yale New Haven Health System, people will be able to acquire their health-related data and use it to participate in studies.


Still against all odds: 'Black Women in Medicine'
Yale News
The need for more black female physicians was the forcus of the documentary “Black Women in Medicine,” shown on April 26 at the School of Medicine.


Yale’s Richard Lifton to become president of Rockefeller University.
Yale News
Dr. Richard Lifton, Sterling Professor of Genetics, chair of the Department of Genetics, and investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will leave Yale to become president of Rockefeller University.


Yale-led study zeroes in on mutation linked to zits
Yale News
Little is known about the genetic causes of pimples and other forms of acne that plague most teenagers. In a new study, a team of Yale researchers identified a genetic mutation responsible for the defects that give rise to mild and severe acne. Their finding might point to new targets for acne treatment.


James S. Tyler Jr. ’65 D.Eng. supports Yale CEID
Yale News
The alumnus' $20 million gift will support the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, a program and design laboratory serving the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences and the greater Yale community.


The Week Ender: Happenings May 5-6
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


Yale sophomore who chose Yale over other Ivies opens up about his experience
Yale News
Kwasi Enin ’18 had a big decision to make his senior year of high school. Like most high school seniors, he needed to decide where he would be going to college in the fall. Unlike most high school seniors, Enin had been accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.


Listening to lupus
Yale News
Lupus is a mysterious chronic illness that primarily affects women in their prime of life. In people with lupus, the immune system goes awry, attacking healthy tissue. While there is no cure, there are many options for treatment, including ones being studied at Yale School of Medicine. For May, lupus awareness month, YaleNews spoke to Dr. Lenore Buckley, professor of medicine in the Section of Rheumatology, who recently launched an innovative clinical program for patients with lupus.


Multimedia edition brings alive O’Neill’s ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’
Yale News
Readers of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night” — considered to be the playwright’s masterpiece — can now experience the play in ways never before possible via a newly released multimedia edition by Yale University Press.


Yale professors elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences
Yale News
Professors C. Megan Urry and Frederick J. Sigworth have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.


Director Spike Lee shows ‘2 Fists Up’ and talks about student protest movement
Yale News
After a May 1 campus screening of his new documentary “2 Fists Up: We Gone Be Alright,” about the Concerned Student 1950 movement at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), noted film director Spike Lee was asked by Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway if he thinks the nation is in a “new moment” of student protest and uprising.


Book: Fractal Worlds
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In conversation: Kathryn Lofton on the 2016 elections from a humanist’s point of view
Yale News
As part of an ongoing series of conversations with Yale faculty members on the 2016 presidential elections, YaleNews recently met with Kathryn Lofton, professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies, American studies, history, and divinity.


CARE to report New Haven health survey findings at community forum
Yale News
The Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) will share the results of a citywide survey that measured the health status and health habits of residents in six of New Haven’s most underserved neighborhoods at a community forum on Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology in New Haven, 4 Science Park.


Ayesha Ramachandran honored with MacMillan Center Director's Award
Yale News
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has presented its Director’s Award to Ayesha Ramachandran, assistant professor of comparative literature.


Next president will have to rebuild public’s trust in government, says journalist Chuck Todd
Yale News
America’s political system and infrastructure are so broken that it is difficult to find any “good people” running for political office anymore, “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd said during a campus talk on April 28.


You may have already decided to read this article
Yale News
Sometimes, decisions we believe we make consciously, such as clicking on a link on a webpage or reaching for a cup of coffee, have already been made — a trick of the mind that may happen more than we think, new research by Yale University psychologists suggest.


Andover Newton Theological School may join Yale Divinity School
Yale News
Yale Divinity School (YDS) and Andover Newton Theological School have signed a letter of intent to explore the possibility of a phased affiliation that would bring Andover Newton to the Divinity School quadrangle, announced Divinity Dean Greg Sterling. During first phase, Yale will invite four...


David Evans, expert on earth’s geological history, is named head of Berkeley College
Yale News
Yale scientist and alumnus David Evans has been named as the next head of Berkeley College, President Peter Salovey and Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway have announced.


J. Weili Cheng ’77 to bring global experience, innovation to role as director of Yale Alumni Association
Yale News
J. Weili Cheng ’77 has been appointed executive director of the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), effective July 18.


Mark Lemmon and Pasko Rakic elected to U.K.’s national science academy
Yale News
Two Yale faculty members, Mark Lemmon and Pasko Rakic, have been elected to the Royal Society, the United Kingdom's national science academy.


Graduate School to welcome 457 Ph.D. students, including first Emerging Scholars Fellows
Yale News
Yale’s doctoral programs will welcome 457 new students to campus in the fall; they were chosen from among 8,373 applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Next president will have rebuild public’s trust in government, says journalist Chuck Todd
Yale News
America’s political system and infrastructure are so broken that it is difficult to find any “good people” running for political office anymore, “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd said during a campus talk on April 28.


Salovey listens to student disappointment over naming decisions
Yale News
Yale President Peter Salovey stood before hundreds of students on April 28 at Battell Chapel and engaged in a frank, open, and often impassioned exchange about the university’s decision to retain the name of Calhoun College, as well as other recent naming decisions on campus.


Last call for the next Science Happy Hour on May 3
Yale News
New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer will moderate an informal-but-informed discussion by a quartet of physicists at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at the off-campus restaurant/pub BAR, 254 Crown St. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the event will end at 9:30 p.m.


The Week Ender: Happenings April 29-May 1
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


Business, community leaders urge state legislature to reject bill SB 414 as threat to jobs and economic growth
Yale News
New Haven and statewide business and community leaders joined together on April 27 at a press conference in New Haven and in a statement published in The Hartford Courant to urge the Connecticut General Assembly to reject state legislation SB 414 that, they say would stifle economic development by imposing tax burdens on Yale unlike those faced by any other university in the nation.


Journalist Anderson Cooper receives Lifetime Achievement Award from YCC
Yale News
Before his first job interview, when he was just 11 years old, Anderson Cooper ’89 asked his mother for some advice on how to prepare. He was applying to be a child model and was feeling nervous.


Yale retains Calhoun College’s name, selects names for two new residential colleges, and changes title of 'master' in the residential colleges
Yale News
“We are a university whose motto is ‘light and truth.’ Our core mission is to educate and discover. These ideals guided our decisions," said President Peter Salovey.


Yale Medical School to celebrate Student Research Day on May 3
Yale News
All classes and conferences at Yale School of Medicine will be cancelled on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 3 as the medical community gathers to celebrate one of its oldest annual traditions: Student Research Day.


Book: Making the Case: The Art of the Judicial Opinion
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Summer sneak-peek: Defending champ Petra Kvitova returning to Connecticut Open
Yale News
Two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic and American players Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys have committed to play the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies to be held Aug. 19-27 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, tournament director Anne Worcester has announced.


Science Diplomats to present ‘Trust Your Gut: How Helpful Bacteria Impact Health’
Yale News
The positive effects of bacteria on health and wellness will be the focus of the next Science in the News talk presented by the Yale Science Diplomats, a group of graduate students dedicated to making complex scientific topics easily understood by people of all ages.


Book: Corruption and Government
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Chuck Todd of ‘Meet the Press’ to visit as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism
Yale News
Chuck Todd, moderator of “Meet the Press,” will speak at Yale on Thursday, April 28 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. “A Conversation with Chuck Todd” will take place at 11:45 a.m. in the School of Management’s Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave. The event is free and open to the public, but those planning to attend should register here.


Dinosaur die-off not a result of volcanoes, study says
Yale News
A new study suggests that volcanic eruptions did not lead to the extinction of the dinosaurs, and also demonstrates that Earth’s oceans are capable of absorbing large amounts of carbon dioxide — provided it is released gradually over an extremely long time.


Book: Mapping the Heavens
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Next Yale Rep production stars award-winning two-person cast in ‘Happy Days’
Yale News
Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest returns to the Yale Repertory Theatre for its production of Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days,” which runs April 29-May 21.


Two Yale juniors named Truman Scholars for their leadership in public service
Yale News
JT Flowers ’17 and Sean Moore ’17 were awarded 2016 Truman Scholarships on the basis of their academic success and leadership accomplishments, as well as their likelihood of becoming public service leaders.


Students compete to share their love of Yale as campus tour guides
Yale News
The hottest student job on campus features a huge audience, an expansive workplace, and very challenging odds: 10 to 1 against getting hired, because a lot of people vie for the post.


Ambassador Samantha Power to be Yale’s Class Day speaker
Yale News
Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, will be this year’s Class Day speaker.


Panels on refugees, global debt highlight MacMillan Center’s 10th anniversary
Yale News
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale will conclude its month-long 10th anniversary celebration with two panel discussions on Thursday, April 28 in Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. Both are free and open to the public.


In conversation: David Scott Kastan, on the enduring legacy of William Shakespeare
Yale News
From laughter to despair to horror, William Shakespeare has elicited every imaginable emotion from his audiences since his plays were first produced in the 16th century.


Award-winning digital chief from the Met to speak about journalism's 'new frontier'
Yale News
Sree Sreenivasan, the first chief digital officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who is credited with making the Met one of the most influential museums on the Web, will speak at Yale on Wednesday, April 27 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Study finds shared network of genes in COPD and pulmonary fibrosis
Yale News
Research on chronic lung diseases has primarily focused on studying conditions, such as emphysema or lung fibrosis, in isolation. In a new study, Yale scientists identified a common genetic network for two chronic lung diseases that could inform both future research and drug development.


Research note: Immunotherapy may also target glioblastomas, study shows
Yale News
Glioblastomas, a deadly form of brain cancer, may be yet another cancer that responds to immunotherapy, a new Yale-led study suggests.


Yale students awarded two-year teaching fellowships in China
Yale News
Six graduating seniors, one recent graduate, and one student from Yale School of Public Health have been awarded teaching fellowships by the Yale-China Association.  


Just in time for Earth Day: An update on Yale’s sustainability initiatives
Yale News
On Aug. 27, 2014, President Peter Salovey announced six sustainability initiatives. Yale officials report that the university has made significant progress on each since then.


President Salovey to review Navy and Air Force officers-in-training
Yale News
Yale’s ROTC Air Force cadets and Navy midshipmen will parade in full uniform at the second annual President’s Review on Thursday, April 28.


Author of ‘Ashley’s War’ to discuss challenges face by woman on the battlefield
Yale News
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, journalist and author, will speak at Yale on Wednesday, April 27 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. Her talk, “Women at War: Gayle Lemmon Tells the Story of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield,” will take place at 4 p.m. in Sudler at William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St. The event is free and open to the public. This talk is co-sponsored by the Office of the Secretary & Vice President


Collaboratively produced art journal wins a GLAMi Award
Yale News
British Art Studies (BAS), the newly launched, open-access digital journal jointly published by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Yale Center for British Art, has won a major industry award.


David Schatz named the Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and of MB&B
Yale News
David G. Schatz, newly named as the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (MB&B), has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of the mechanisms that assemble and diversify antigen receptor genes that encode antibodies and T cell receptors.


Akiko Iwasaki appointed the Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and of MCDB
Yale News
Akiko Iwasaki, newly named as the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), focuses her research on the mechanisms of immune defense against viruses at the mucosal surfaces.


New Haven’s Project Longevity shows promise in reducing violent crime in the city
Yale News
A pilot project in New Haven aimed at reducing group member involved shootings and homicides (GMIs) led to a significant reduction in gang-related violent crime in the city, according to a study by Yale researchers published in the journal Crime and Delinquency.


FAQs on state legislation to tax Yale’s academic property
Yale News
In light of the bill before the Connecticut General Assembly — SB 414 — calling for a tax on Yale's academic property, here are some FAQs about the legislation and how it would affect the university.


Broadway ‘trailblazer’ to lead master class on campus
Yale News
“An Open Conversation and Master Class with Ali Stroker, Broadway Trailblazer” will be presented on Friday, April 29 by the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater at Yale, in partnership with the Provost Committee on Resources for Students and Employees with Disabilities.


Recovering culture amid catastrophe
Yale News
Shortly after a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, a team led by the Smithsonian Institution traveled there to assess the damage to the devastated nation’s cultural heritage. Richard Kurin, under secretary for history, art, and culture at the Smithsonian Institution, was a member of the team and helped to assemble it — a task complicated by the fact that the federal government has no official disaster-response mechanism focused on protecting cultural heritage.


Yale’s innovative, market-based approach to climate change gains global recognition
Yale News
Yale’s pursuit of market-based solutions to promote environmental sustainability — through a carbon pricing program on campus and its direction to investment managers to consider the economic impact of climate change — garnered global recognition recently in a visit to campus by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and at a meeting of government and business leaders at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.


Carlotta Festival features three new works by graduating Yale playwrights
Yale News
Three works by graduating playwrights of the Yale School of Drama will be featured in the 11th annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays, which takes place May 6-14 at the Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St.


Two Yale professors named Carnegie fellows for research in social sciences
Yale News
Two Yale faculty members — William Nordhaus and Vesla M. Weaver — are among 33 scholars awarded fellowships from the Carnegie Cooperation of New York to advance research in social sciences and humanities.


Importance of children’s play in today’s world is topic of educator’s talk
Yale News
“Endangered Play, Endangered Development: Why Play Is Even More Important in the 21st Century” is the title of a lecture that will be given by children’s play expert Diane Levin on Friday, May 4.


Plaque attack photo praised
Yale News
The effects of the plaques on the brains of Alzheimer’s patients are devastating. But when postdoctoral associate Peng Yuan and Dr. Jaime Grutzendler, associate professor of neurology, stained neurons and disease plaques to study the course of the disease, the result is the image shown here, which was recently selected as picture of the week by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


Yale Babylonian Collection receives gift of rare ancient art
Yale News
The Yale Babylonian Collection has received a gift from a private collection of Near Eastern works of art, primarily from ancient Mesopotamia.


‘Beyond Boundaries’ explores the intersection of art, humanities, and science
Yale News
How do you teach color theory to visually impaired children? How do you communicate everyday ideas to children who may be deaf or blind? For Stephanie Valencia, a postgraduate associate at the Yale Child Study Center, these are the questions she grapples with on a daily basis.


Your passport to the U.N. colloquium on preserving cultural heritage
Yale News
The U.N. Global Colloquium for University Presidents is over, but you can still (virtually) enjoy many of the events focusing on cultural heritage that took place April 6-15.


Personalized treatment for chronic pain closer to reality
Yale News
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System have successfully tailored a personalized treatment approach for chronic pain in a severe pain syndrome known as inherited erythromelalgia.


New HPV vaccine could curb cervical cancers and health costs if adopted widely
Yale News
A Yale-led study finds that a new vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) would significantly reduce both cervical cancer incidence and healthcare costs if states coordinated policies to improve coverage. 


Lofton named first FAS deputy dean for diversity and faculty development
Yale News
Professor Kathryn Lofton of Yale has been named the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) deputy dean for diversity and faculty development for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Grand challenges for cultural heritage databases, from preservation to best practices
Yale News
The same digital revolution that fuels social movements and new technology is also transforming the preservation of cultural heritage. Those efforts took center stage April 12 at a panel discussion for the eighth U.N. Global Colloquium of University Presidents (UNGC), hosted this year by Yale.


Focus on cultural heritage at Global Colloquium of University Presidents
Yale News
The preservation of cultural heritage was the focus of the eighth Global Colloquium of University Presidents hosted by Yale April 12-13. A series of related public events — from talks to tours to an international portal —were held in conjunction with the colloquium from April 6–15.


Bouchet Medalists stress importance of diversity in science, universities
Yale News
Physicist and educator Joseph A. Johnson III ’61 M.S., ’65 Ph.D., who has worked to increase the representation of minorities in the sciences, and Julio Frenk, the first Hispanic president of the University of Miami were honored with Bouchet Leadership Award Medals during the Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education held on campus in early April.


Yale Student Film Festival to feature works by university-level filmmakers
Yale News
The Yale Student Film Festival (YSFF) — designed to showcase short films by university-level filmmakers, both foreign and domestic — will take place April 18?23.


Looting and destruction of antiquities as a calculated strategy
Yale News
Journalists and advocates often frame the destruction and looting of archaeological sites in Syria as “wanton,” “senseless,” and “barbaric.” Jason Lyall, an associate professor of political science at Yale, argues that those adjectives miss the point.


Tour of Yale’s Newberry Memorial Organ ‘pulls out all the stops’
Yale News
The Newberry Memorial Organ towers over the stage at Yale’s Woolsey Hall, but the pipes in its façade represent only a small portion of this massive instrument whose components stretch to the back of the hall and descend beneath it.


Yale Symphony Orchestra to perform its 50th anniversary celebration finale
Yale News
The Yale Symphony Orchestra’s (YSO) 50th season finale will take place on Saturday, April 16, and will feature a guest appearance by its former music director, John Mauceri, and pianist Idil Biret, as well as a world premiere by a YSO alumnus. 


Yale Concert Band presents ‘A “Classic” Concert: From Rome to Athens’
Yale News
Audiences members at the Yale Band’s next concert, on Friday, April 15, will be treated to an evening of music celebrating the music and dances of the Mediterranean in “A ‘Classic’ Concert: From Rome to Athens.” 


Protect cultural heritage and the environment, and respect differences, urges U.N. Secretary-General
Yale News
Citizens of the world must be as fierce in their passion to protect and preserve culture and cultural heritage as extremists are in their desire to destroy it, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told a packed audience at Yale on April 12. 


New laser gets to the heart of imaging
Yale News
Yale scientists have developed a laser imaging system with the versatility to look at both the structure of biological tissue and the dynamic activity — such as a heartbeat or the movement of blood cells — that goes on inside.


Critiquing the war on government: A conversation with Jacob Hacker
Yale News
In his new book, Yale political scientist Jacob S. Hacker argues that Americans have forgotten what made it the world’s most prosperous nation during the 20th century: a “mixed economy” in which government and the market work in tandem for the greater good.


Six Yalies are awarded Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Yale News
Six Yale affiliates are among the 30 winners of the 2016 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.


Yale investment managers heed call to consider economic impact of climate change
Yale News
David Swensen, Yale’s chief investment officer, today reported on the impact on Yale’s investment portfolio resulting from a letter on climate change he sent in 2014 to Yale’s active external investment managers.


Book: House of Lost Worlds
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


We all have a stake in protecting cultural heritage, says UNESCO director-general
Yale News
Of all the accolades she has received as the director-general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova is especially proud of being awarded honorary citizenship of Timbuktu in Mali last summer in recognition of UNESCO’s support in rebuilding mausoleums there that had been destroyed by Islamist extremists in 2012.


Step inside the Portal and enter a global gateway
Yale News
That gold-painted, metal shipping container parked on College Street the past couple of weeks is a cultural catapult. As you swing open the heavy door at one end of the container, you’re in New Haven. But once you step inside, you’re whisked to another part of the world.


Too close for comfort: Stars strip away the atmosphere of nearby super-Earths
Yale News
Even a super-Earth can fly too close to the sun, according to a new study.


Program reduces hospital readmissions rate
Yale News
More than one in seven Medicare patients aged 64 and older who are discharged from hospitals nationwide are readmitted. To reduce the readmission rate in New Haven, Yale researchers developed and tested a large-scale program and found it cut readmissions by 9%.


Yale Younger Poet Noah Warren discusses his craft at tea
Yale News
Noah Warren ’11, the 2015 Yale Younger Poet, returned to his former residential college on April 7 to read poems from his new collection, “The Destroyer in the Glass” — just published by Yale University Press — and discuss his craft.


Newly retired administrator Joe Gordon reflects on his four decades on campus
Yale News
Former students, friends, and colleagues gathered in large numbers at the end of February for a farewell party for former Deputy Dean of Yale College and Dean of Undergraduate Education Joseph Gordon Ph.D. ’78, who recently retired after a career at the university spanning more than four decades.  


#SleepRevolution comes to Yale
Yale News
Don’t stay up all night studying or working on that killer project. Instead, take a break and join the #SleepRevolution on Friday, April 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Commons in the Schwarzman Center, corner of Grove and Prospect streets.


Yale Peabody Museum marks 150 years of scientific discovery
Yale News
The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is marking its 150th anniversary with an exhibition that utilizes “treasures” from the museum’s collections to weave a story of innovation and scientific revelation spanning from the Peabody’s founding in 1866 through to the present day.


NPR correspondent Mara Liasson to discuss the 2016 elections in Poynter talk
Yale News
Mara Liasson, the national political correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), will discuss “The 2016 Elections” on Friday, April 15, as a guest of the Yale Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.


In conversation: Francesco Casetti on a new era in cinema
Yale News
Francesco Casetti, chair of the Film and Media Studies Program, recently received one of the most prestigious European awards in film and media studies — the XIV annual Limina Prize for Best International Film Studies Book.


Spotting a potential Viking settlement from space
Yale News
Archaeologist Sarah Parcak ’01 described her quest to find a Norse settlement during a presentation on April 6 at the Whitney Humanities Center.


For Islamic scholar Hamza Yusuf, knowledge is key to a meaningful life
Yale News
During a conversation before a full audience in Battell Chapel on April 6, Yale professor and Christian theologian Miroslav Volf asked Islamic scholar Hamza Yusuf what Christians and other non-Muslims would do well to learn from Islamic tradition.


Christian Tschudi designated the John Rodman Paul Professor of Epidemiology
Yale News
Christian Tschudi, newly named as the John Rodman Paul Professor of Epidemiology, is an expert on neglected tropical diseases.


DiversiTeas series to spur conversations about diversity in the sciences
Yale News
A grassroots effort by Yale science faculty and students to increase conversations about diversity and to improve the climate within STEM fields has led to the formation of DiversiTeas — a speaker series with presentations, workshops, and panel discussions to take place on campus over the next two months


Three Yale professors named Guggenheim Fellows for their achievements and promise
Yale News
Three Yale faculty members — Dean Karlan, Jing Tsu, and Robert Storr — are among the 175 artists, scholars, and scientists from the United States and Canada to receive fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.


In times of energy stress, brain turns to emergency generator
Yale News
The human brain takes up only 2% of our body weight but uses 20% of the body’s energy budget to power the communication between neurons. Stressful conditions put a strain on this energy supply, and disruption of this metabolic state, even briefly, can severely disrupt the brain’s cognitive functions.


Climate models have underestimated Earth’s sensitivity to CO2 changes, study finds
Yale News
A Yale University study says global climate models have significantly underestimated how much the Earth’s surface temperature will rise if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase as expected.


U.S. presidents from the South more likely to use force in military disputes
Yale News
The United States is more likely to use force in a military dispute when the president is a Southerner, according to a new study coauthored by a Yale political scientist.


Portrait of Yale’s first seven women Ph.D.’s unveiled
Yale News
Walking through the halls of the nave in Sterling Memorial Library, visitors can see portraits of past Yale alumni, professors, and other important figures. On April 5, a new portrait was added to its walls: the first seven women to earn Ph.D.’s at Yale.


270 long-serving staff members honored for their ‘loyalty, hard work, and dedication’
Yale News
University leaders honored 270 staff members at the annual Long Service Recognition event at the Schwarzman Center. Now in its 20th year, the annual celebration held on April 4 in Commons dining hall recognized staff members who have achieved major service milestones, of 25 years and above.


Songwriter Paul Simon speaks about beauty and the ‘infinity’ of pleasurable pursuits
Yale News
There are some lessons that musical artist Paul Simon has learned through his songwriting career that can also be applied to any other endeavor in life, he told a packed audience on April 5 in Battell Chapel, where he took part in a conversation with his niece, Yale senior Emma Simon, as a guest of the Chubb Fellowship at Yale.


Elm-Ivy Award winners saluted for civic service on common ground of New Haven and Yale
Yale News
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp ’78 M.E.D. and Yale President Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D. presented seven individuals and a graduate student-run science outreach organization with Yale University Seton Elm-Ivy Awards at a campus ceremony on April 5.


Research note: Curbing chronic pain
Yale News
Neuropathic pain is caused by misfiring of pain signals in nerve fibers and is notoriously difficult to treat. A research team led by Yale’s Kristopher Kahle investigated a rare genetic mutation that causes a loss of pain sensation and discovered a promising drug target for treating injury-induced chronic pain. The research was published in the journal Science Signaling.


Moroccan prince to deliver the Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale
Yale News
Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah of Morocco, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on Tuesday, April 12.


From New Haven to Mumbai, Yale’s climate and sustainability initiatives build momentum
Yale News
Yale’s new partnership in a global coalition to promote carbon pricing is just the latest in a series of climate initiatives the university is leading across multiple disciplines.


Irish author Colm Tóibín to discuss Jesus’ mother Mary in campus talk
Yale News
Irish novelist Colm Tóibín, author of the novels “Brooklyn,” “The Master,” and “Nora Webster” and of the short novel “The Testament of Mary,” among other works, will speak on the topic “Imagining Mary” on Thursday, April 7, as part of the Institute of Sacred Music’s Literature & Spirituality series.


Chasing after a prehistoric Kite Runner
Yale News
Scientists have discovered an ancient animal that carried its young in capsules tethered to the parent’s body like tiny, swirling kites. They’re naming it after “The Kite Runner,” the 2003 bestselling novel.


Will babies ‘deal with the devil’? Only when price is right
Yale News
Babies as young as 12 months will take a smaller offering from a Good Samaritan than a larger one from a wrongdoer. However, children are much more willing to “do business” with the bad guy when their offer is substantially higher than the do-gooder’s, a new study published in the journal Cognition shows.


Nanogel that delivers one-two punch to cancer heads to clinical trial
Yale News
An immunotherapy drug delivery system created at Yale that can carry multiple drugs inside a tiny particle is heading toward its first phase of clinical trials for a possible new treatment for cancer.


State program helps transform faculty ideas into new biomedical devices
Yale News
A nanoparticle-based sunscreen and new method to detect bloodstream infections are just two projects inspired by Yale faculty that will receive support from a $1 million Connect Innovations program designed to spur creation of new biomedical device businesses from laboratories of the state’s universities and colleges.


UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova to speak at Yale on 'Culture in Crisis'
Yale News
Irina Bokova, the ?director-general of UNESCO, will give a lecture at Yale on Monday, April 11 titled “Culture in Crisis,” about confronting significant threats to the world’s cultural heritage.


Celebrating a decade of global engagement at the MacMillan Center
Yale News
April 27 marks the 10th anniversary of the naming of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.


Students celebrate admission to Class of 2020
Yale News
Newly admitted members of the Class of 2020 celebrated on social media.


Gender gap in death from heart attack is global, Yale-led study finds
Yale News
A global study of gender disparities among patients with the most deadly form of heart attack found that women have double the mortality rate of men.


In memoriam: Zaha Hadid, world-renowned architect
Yale News
Internationally acclaimed architect and designer Zaha Hadid, the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture, died on March 31 at the age of 65.


Yale workshops invite dialogue on the preservation of cultural heritage
Yale News
Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) will join with partners to host a series of workshops and discussions in conjunction with the eighth Global Colloquium of University Presidents.


Admitted to Yale College: 1,972 from largest-ever pool of applicants
Yale News
Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions has completed its review of applications for the Class of 2020 and has offered admission to 1,972 students from a pool of 31,455 applicants, the largest group of students ever to apply to Yale College.


Yale’s Genocide Studies Program awarded funding from Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation
Yale News
The Genocide Studies Program at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has been awarded funding from the Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation.


The Week Ender: Happenings April 1-3
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


2016 Africa Salon concludes with free concert featuring Thomas Mapfumo
Yale News
The second annual Africa Salon Concert on Sunday, April 3, marks the culmination of Yale's contemporary African arts and culture festival. Tickets are free. 


Yale opposes legislation to revoke its tax-exempt status
Yale News
Yale recently presented testimony in opposition to legislation introduced in the Connecticut State Senate that would tax the university’s endowment and require it to pay property taxes on certain academic facilities.


Cloud cover points to threatened habitats, study says
Yale News
The search for endangered species is leading scientists to an unexpected place for information — the clouds that shift and swirl around the planet.


Research note: Yale scientists find receptor that puts the brakes on allergic response
Yale News
Up to 40% of the world’s population has allergic rhinitis, commonly known as an allergy. A Yale-led study has identified an important receptor protein that regulates the intensity of the immune response to allergens. Their finding, published in Science, provides a new target for treating this pervasive health problem.


‘Brilliant rebels’: Portrait of Yale’s first women Ph.D.’s to be unveiled
Yale News
The Yale Women Faculty Forum will unveil a portrait of the seven women scholars and scientists who received a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1894.


Composers’ voices preserved for perpetuity at Yale
Yale News
Brian Heim, a graduate student at the Yale School of Music, spends several hours each week at Sterling Memorial Library listening to influential American composers and musicians reflect on their work, their mistakes, and their lucky breaks.


Study links genes to marijuana dependence and major depression
Yale News
A genome-wide analysis of more than 14,000 individuals has identified several gene variants that increase risk of cannabis dependence, a new Yale led study has found. The analysis also suggests that the genetic risk for dependence on marijuana is associated with a higher inherited risk of major depression, according to the study published March 30 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.


Sex of a baby? Ancient virus makes the call
Yale News
The sex of human and all mammalian babies may be determined by a simple modification of a virus that insinuated itself into the mammalian genome as recently as 1.5 million years ago, a new Yale University-led study has found.


Saving lives and limbs: 30 years of interventional cardiology at Yale
Yale News
The interventional cardiology program at Yale applies the most cutting-edge, nonsurgical techniques to make critical interventions that save lives.


In memoriam: Harold J. Morowitz, expert on the origin of life
Yale News
Yale alumnus and former faculty member Harold J. Morowitz, a biophysicist known as a leading authority on the origin of life, died on March 22 at age 88.


Gift to fund study of religious freedom in Africa’s Christian and Muslim communities
Yale News
The Yale Religious Freedom and Society Project’s work on issues of freedom and civil society and institutions in Christian and Muslim societies of Africa has been recognized by the Center for Early African Christianity (CEAC) with a gift to Yale.


‘Beyond Boundaries’ explores campus collaborations between humanities and sciences
Yale News
What does computer-generated poetry look like? How can EEG experiments inform our understanding of musical compositions? These questions and more will be explored in “Beyond Boundaries: A Symposium on Hybrid Scholarship at Yale University,” taking place on Friday, April 8, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St.


Yale Symphony Orchestra concert features competition winner and photos recollecting the Holocaust
Yale News
The Yale Symphony Orchestra (YSO) continues its 50th anniversary season with a concert on Saturday, April 2, featuring a world premiere by a YSO alumna and a performance by pianist Scarlett Tong Zuo, winner of this year’s William Waite concerto competition; among other works.


U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to speak at global colloquium at Yale in April
Yale News
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will give the keynote address at the opening session of the eighth Global Colloquium of University Presidents (UNGC) hosted by Yale University and President Peter Salovey.


Conference to explore challenges and innovations in healthcare
Yale News
Current and future challenges in the healthcare industry will be explored in a conference taking place on campus on Friday, April 8.


Your ticket to ‘Astronomy at Yale’ — the movie
Yale News
“Astronomy at Yale,” a new, 23-minute film about the faculty, students, and researchers involved in Yale astronomy — as well as their discoveries — is available for viewing on Yale’s YouTube channel.


Playwright Emily Schwend wins Yale Drama Series Prize
Yale News
Playwright Emily Schwend has won the Yale Drama Series Prize for “Utility,” her play about a struggling family in East Texas.


Philosopher Judith Butler to deliver Tanner Lectures on 'Interpreting Non-Violence'
Yale News
“Interpreting Non-Violence” will be the theme of the 2016 Tanner Lectures on Human Values, which will be delivered by Judith Butler, a noted philosopher and gender theorist.


President Peter Salovey: 'Notes from the Road'
Yale News
Like many of our students, faculty, and staff, I spent the two weeks of Yale’s spring recess on the road.


In conversation: Stefan Simon on IPCH’s ‘kaleidoscopic landscape of disciplines’
Yale News
Yale is hosting the eighth Global Colloquium of University Presidents (UNGC) April 12-13. A series of related public events will take place April 6-15.


Sixteen global leaders named 2016 Yale World Fellows
Yale News
An Austrian climate change expert, a Syrian human rights activist, a Chinese journalist, and 13 other game-changing global leaders have been named 2016 Yale World Fellows.


Philosopher and theorist Judith Butler to deliver Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Yale News
“Interpreting Non-Violence” will be the theme of the 2016 Tanner Lectures on Human Values, which will be delivered by Judith Butler, a noted philosopher and gender theorist.


Book: American Amnesia
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Research note: Protein recipe requires precise timing
Yale News
The activation of genes is a complicated biochemical endeavor akin to cooking a meal, and a new Yale study details just how precisely choreographed those steps need to be.


Open Labs members share love of science with high school students
Yale News
As first-year graduate student in astrophysics Darryl Seligman worked through a problem set late one night, he received an email from a high school student.


Educating 21st-century architects is focus of J. Irwin Miller Symposium
Yale News
“Learning/Doing/Thinking: Educating Architects in the 21st Century,” the J. Irwin Miller Symposium, will take place Thursday-Saturday, April 14-16 at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA).


Next University Tea to feature world-renowned surgeon and Yale trustee Francisco Cigarroa
Yale News
Surgeon, educator, and Yale Corporation alumni fellow Dr. Francisco Cigarroa ’79 will return to campus for a University Tea on Thursday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Rm. 410 of Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect St.


Yale and Phillips Academy acquire archive of pioneering photojournalist Lucien Aigner
Yale News
Yale’s University Art Gallery and Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover have acquired the archives of Lucien Aigner, a pioneer in the art of photojournalism during the 1930s


World Fellow alumnus Daniel Shin named a Young Global Leader
Yale News
Daniel Shin, a venture capitalist and senior luxury fashion executive and a member of the 2013 class of Yale World Fellows, has been named a 2016 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF).


Research note: Pulmonary embolism treatment widely used, despite uncertain benefit
Yale News
Despite being costly and of little proven benefit, a procedure for treating pulmonary embolism with blood clot filters is routinely used in older adults, Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues found in a new study.


Symposium honors Yale Nobel laureate Sidney Altman
Yale News
Some of the world’s top biologists will make presentations at the Greenberg Center on Thursday, March 24 at the Sidney Altman Symposium honoring Yale’s 1989 Nobel laureate in chemistry.


Science Diplomats to present ‘Hacking the Genetics Code: Editing our Destiny’
Yale News
A new DNA editing tool will be the focus of the next Science in the News talk presented by the Yale Science Diplomats, a group of graduate students dedicated to making complex scientific topics easily understood by people of all ages.


New Haven Restaurant Week returns April 3-8
Yale News
As spring and warmer weather return to campus, so does New Haven Restaurant Week, the bi-annual weeklong celebration offering diners the chance to experience what has been described as one of America’s hottest culinary scenes for less from April 3 to 8.


Research in the news: Yale scientists develop nanoscale vesicles for cellular deliveries
Yale News
Scientists have developed a novel nano-engineering technique to fabricate tiny, membrane-bound vesicles called liposomes.


Yale at the Next Einstein Forum, ‘Securing Africa’s Future Through STEM’
Yale News
The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), the first global science forum to be in held in Africa. took place March 8-10 in Dakar, Senegal. The forum brought together over 700 diverse participants from 80 countries, including many scientists, mathematicians, and technologists — nearly 50% of them women and under the age of 42. Also on hand were representatives from government, the private and public sectors, and academia, including Yale.


Yale’s community investments support New Haven business and tax base growth
Yale News
For more than two decades, Yale has made strategic investments on Chapel Street, Broadway, and Whitney/Audubon to reinvigorate these downtown districts, support longtime businesses, and attract new retail and restaurants. 


In memoriam: Geoffrey Hartman, renowned scholar helped found Yale’s Holocaust testimonies archive
Yale News
Geoffrey Hartman, a renowned literary scholar and co-founder of the Fortunoff Video Archives for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, died on March 14 at his home in Hamden. He was 86 years old.


Dissecting the animal diet, past and present
Yale News
Researchers at Yale and the Smithsonian Institution say it’s time to settle a very old food fight. In a study published March 18 in the journal Ecology and Evolution, authors Matt Davis and Silvia Pineda-Munoz argue that scientists need to focus as much on “when” animals eat as they do “what” animals eat.


The Week Ender: Happenings March 18-20
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


Research in the news: Scientists uncover new pathway for research in brain diseases
Yale News
The purpose of certain proteins in the brain, known as ion channels, is to regulate how nerve cells fire, or send information. But a Yale-led research team has uncovered a previously unknown function for a particular channel that, when mutated, causes a rare brain disease. Their discovery opens a new avenue for brain research.


School breakfasts contribute to healthy weight, study finds
Yale News
Middle school students who eat breakfast at school — even if they have already had breakfast at home — are less likely to be overweight or obese than students who skip breakfast, says a new study by the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at the Yale School of Public Health and the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut.


Election 2016: Steven Pincus puts the 2016 presidential elections in historical perspective
Yale News
 In the first in a series of conversations with Yale faculty members about the 2016 presidential elections, YaleNews met with Steven Pincus, the Bradford Durfee Professor of History, who teaches courses on early modern Europe, the history of the British Empire, early American history, and the history of political economy.


Research in the news: Yale study estimates transmission of deadly C. diff infection
Yale News
A severe disease caused by the C. difficile bacteria affects more than 250,000 patients in hospitals each year, but little is known about how it is transmitted. A Yale-led study estimates transmission rates inside and outside of hospitals, providing insight into different sources of the infection and how it might be better controlled.


Solving the mystery of the Tully Monster
Yale News
The Tully Monster, an oddly configured sea creature with teeth at the end of a narrow, trunk-like extension of its head and eyes that perch on either side of a long, rigid bar, has finally been identified.


Election 2016: Yale insights
Yale News
Americans will go to the polls on Nov. 6 to select the nation’s 45th president. If the primary season is any indication, it will be a colorful and rowdy general election campaign.


In conversation: Steven Pincus puts the 2016 presidential elections in historical perspective
Yale News
 In the first in a series of conversations with Yale faculty members about the 2016 presidential elections, YaleNews met with Steven Pincus, the Bradford Durfee Professor of History, who teaches courses on early modern Europe, the history of the British Empire, early American history, and the history of political economy.


Yale becomes first university to join Global Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
Yale News
Yale will become the first university member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), a private-public partnership among the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), governments, nonprofits, and private sector companies to strengthen carbon pricing policies through the development of a network for sharing best practices.


‘Nano-sensing’ drives melanoma cells’ invasion
Yale News
A new study sheds light on how melanoma cells change from benign to malignant, and how the complex interaction between the cells and their surrounding environment affects outcomes of the cancer.


Memorial service on March 16 for Professor Geoffrey Hartman
Yale News
There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, March 16 for Geoffrey Hartman, professor emeritus of comparative literature and of English, who died on March 14.


Study finds racial differences in smoking patterns, screening
Yale News
New research from the Yale School of Public Health reveals that differences in smoking habits between African Americans and whites may lead to a disparity in screening for lung cancer.


Events during April colloquium on global heritage invite public to learn and engage
Yale News
As presidents and faculty from 30 universities worldwide convene next month at Yale for the eighth Global Colloquium of University Presidents (UNGC), there will be numerous related events open to members of the Yale community and the public from April 6 to 15. Information about the colloquium and public events can be found online here: http://ungc.yale.edu/.


Yale’s Taheri cautions against potential negative consequences of state legislative proposal
Yale News
Pending legislation in the Connecticut General Assembly could have significant negative impact on the Yale Medical Group (YMG), its services, and staff, according to Paul Taheri, deputy dean for clinical affairs in the Yale School of Medicine and CEO of YMG.


Project preserves voices of protest from Massachusetts Indian tribes
Yale News
Twelve years after the Revolutionary War, members of the Mashpee tribe in Massachusetts petitioned the state’s General Assembly to demand their share of the freedom and liberty achieved in the hard-fought victory over the British monarchy.


New paradigm in medicine: population health — a Q&A with Dr. Brita Roy
Yale News
Dr. Brita Roy started her career in biomedical engineering, focusing on problems such as how to develop better artificial hearts or drugs. But with a desire to work more directly with patients, she switched to medicine where she started to see that the advanced medical technologies she’d studied as an engineer would have little impact if patients did not learn how to manage their own health and well-being.


Annual jazz concert to honor the memory of law professor Stan Wheeler for ninth year
Yale News
The Reunion Jazz Ensemble, a group of Yale alumni and others, will be featured in the 2016 Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert on Sunday, April 3.


Yale Rep’s new season celebrates 50 years of stagecraft
Yale News
Three Yale-commissioned world premieres and two contemporary works created by some of the “most daring and honored artists in the American theater” will be produced next year in celebration of the Yale Repertory Theatre’s 50th anniversary season, according to an announcement by the theater’s artistic director and Yale School of Drama dean James Bundy.


Yale research leads to diaper cost reduction program
Yale News
Needy families will pay less for diapers under a pilot program announced by the White House March 10 and inspired by research conducted through a partnership between Yale, local mothers, the City of New Haven, and community groups.


Shakespearean romance to have its first Yale Rep production
Yale News
Shakespeare’s romance “Cymbeline” will be brought to life on the Yale Repertory Theatre stage for the first time March 26-April 16.


Talking modern Africa: A conversation on Africa Salon 2016
Yale News
“Africa Salon,” Yale University’s annual festival of contemporary African arts and culture, returns to campus March 28 through April 3.


Hundreds write messages of support to victims of sexual assault at Cross Campus
Yale News
Over the course of four hours, hundreds of students, faculty, and staff stopped by the steps of Sterling Memorial Library on March 9 to write messages of support to victims of sexual assault.


Basketball team’s apology supports ‘healthy, safe, and respectful’ campus climate
Yale News
After winning the Ivy League Championship on Saturday, the men’s basketball team issued a statement on Wednesday, apologizing for causing pain to some students by their shows of support for a former teammate.


Research in the news: Researchers track how brain routes visual signals
Yale News
Understanding how the brain manages to process the deluge of information about the outside world has been a daunting challenge. In a recent study in the journal Cell Reports, Yale’s Michael Higley and Jessica Cardin from the Department of Neuroscience provide some clues to how cells in the visual cortex direct sensory information to different targets throughout the brain. 


The Week Ender: Happenings March 11-13
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


Yale financial aid budget will meet term bill increase
Yale News
Yale today announced the Yale College term bill for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Exhibition challenges viewers to consider their own lives ‘Between the Clock and the Bed’
Yale News
In one of his last works, “Self Portrait Between the Clock and the Bed,” Norwegian painter and printmaker Edvard Munch depicted himself standing between two symbols of death, in a vibrant room flooded with light and ringed round by his own paintings. Munch hovers there in the midst of his own mortality, challenging the viewer to consider his or her own life’s work.


Looking for an honest man? Try an honest country
Yale News
While you are more likely to encounter an honest person in countries with established and enforced rules, a new study by researchers from Yale University and the University of Nottingham finds that even in countries rife with corruption, most people do not lie as much as they could to maximize financial gain. 


New endowments at Yale to honor Wendy Sharp and Dean Takahashi
Yale News
Yale University has announced a generous contribution to the Yale endowment honoring Dean Takahashi ’80, ’83 M.P.P.M. and Wendy Sharp ’82.


Book: The Tides of Mind
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Inside the Beinecke Library renovation: Q&A with director Edwin Schroeder
Yale News
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library closed in May for a renovation that will overhaul the building’s mechanical systems and refurbish its iconic architectural features: the translucent marble, the six-story glass stack tower, and the sculpture garden by Isamu Noguchi.


Bacterial brawls mark life in the gut’s microbiome
Yale News
Bacterially speaking, it gets very crowded in the human gut, with trillions of cells jostling for a position to carry out a host of specialized and often crucial tasks. A new Yale study, published the week of March 7 in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests these “friendly” bacteria aggressively stake out their territory, injecting lethal toxins into any other cells that dare bump into them.


Campus building projects reflect Yale’s commitment to education and research
Yale News
The cranes that have loomed over the campus in recent months will be a less common sight in the near future as Yale nears the completion of five major renovation projects.


‘Future of the past’ is focus for April global colloquium on cultural heritage preservation
Yale News
The preservation of cultural heritage will be the focus of the eighth Global Colloquium of University Presidents (UNGC) being hosted by Yale on April 12-13, along with a series of related public events from April 6–15.


Every t-shirt tells a story, and divinity student's collection leads to shows and scholarship
Yale News
In a serendipitous sort of way, it was a collection of t-shirts that helped lead Anne Grant to Yale.


How fine art can make better doctors is topic of inaugural episode of Yale netcast series
Yale News
An innovative workshop at the Yale Center for British Art designed to improve the observational skills of medical students is the focus of the first episode of a new series of Yale netcasts.


'A Different Key' authors at autism seminar
Yale News
Jon Donvan, contributing correspondent to ABC News, and Caren Zucker, journalist and producer for ABC, discuss highlights from their book, “In a Different Key: The Story of Autism.” The co-authors were guest lecturers at the Child Study Center’s undergraduate seminar, “Autism and Related Disorders."


Earning raves for those gravitational waves
Yale News
Perhaps it was fitting that Rainer Weiss visited Yale on Leap Day to talk about the groundbreaking detection of gravitational waves and the decades of work that led up to it.


The Week Ender: Happenings March 4-6
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


Shattering the cosmic distance record, once again
Yale News
Yale astronomers have found the farthest known galaxy in the universe — again. Researchers led an international team that included the Space Telescope Science Institute and the University of California-Santa Cruz to measure a galaxy whose light took 13.4 billion light-years to reach Earth.


Book: The Death of Cancer
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Five Yalies nominated for Academy Awards; two take home the prize
Yale News
Five Yale alumni —Tom McCarthy DRA ’95, Josh Singer ’94, Yale faculty member David Lang ’83 M.M.A., ’89 D.M.A., Thomas Newman ’77, ’78 M.M., and Adam Stockhausen DRA ’99 — were nominees in the 88th Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 28. Of the five nominees, McCarthy and Singer won the Academy Award in their respective category, Best Original Screenplay for “Spotlight. “


MacMillan Center Fellowships to advance global graduate student research
Yale News
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale will guarantee an international research fellowship to all Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences in the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Yale School of Art students ‘Dada the Dadaists’ with interactive installation
Yale News
The TV screen shows hapless cubicle dwellers awkwardly assembled around a conference table for an office birthday party. It could be a scene from a sitcom, except that the characters are not celebrating a coworker, but the 100th anniversary of the Dada movement.


Start-up stars say collaboration, commitment, and communication are at the heart of their success
Yale News
In a candid conversation with students, two of Yale’s most successful entrepreneurs in recent memory shared their start-up story.


Is free speech threatened on college campuses? An audience casts its vote
Yale News
In Jason Stanley’s classrooms at Yale, civil debates about controversial and contentious topics take place all the time, the philosophy professor said during the Intelligence2 (IQ2) debate that took place on campus on March 1.


Smuggled photos on view in ‘Caesar’s Photos: Inside Syria’s Secret Prisons’ exhibit
Yale News
The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs will host “Caesar’s Photos: Inside Syria’s Secret Prisons,” an exhibit that displays graphic photos of detainees from Syrian regime prisons.


Event to explore indigenous feminist activism and performance
Yale News
Indigenous feminist activism and performance will be explored in a campus event on Tuesday, March 8, which is International Women’s Day.


RebLaw keynote speakers stress the importance of intersectionality in combating injustices
Yale News
On April 29, 1992, four Los Angeles police officers were acquitted of all charges in the beating of Rodney King. A couple of days later and nearly 3,000 miles away, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) organized a march at the U.S. Justice Department in Washington D.C. as its inaugural act demanding justice for King.


Airea Matthews is named the Yale Younger Poet for her ‘rollicking, destabilizing’ debut collection
Yale News
Airea D. Matthews, a Detroit-based poet and 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee, has been selected the 2016 Yale Younger Poet for her manuscript “simulacra.”


Nine writers win Yale’s $150,000 Windham-Campbell Prizes
Yale News
The Windham-Campbell Prizes at Yale University announced this year’s nine prize recipients, who are honored for their literary achievements or their potential. The writers — who hail from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, India, and Ireland — were chosen in three categories: fiction, non-fiction, and drama.  


Yale, other universities submit amicus brief to National Labor Relations Board
Yale News
Yale is among nine leading research universities that today filed a brief calling on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to continue its longstanding recognition that graduate teaching and research assistants are primarily students, not employees with a right to unionize.


Honoring Edward Bouchet and the original Sloane Laboratory, where he studied
Yale News
Edward Bouchet broke the color barrier for doctoral students in America in the 1870s, and now the spot where he attended classes and conducted experiments at Yale is being commemorated.


And the winner is … a Yale graduate student with a system for picking the Oscars
Yale News
A Yale chemist is earning rave reviewers for her ability as an Academy Awards prognosticator. Allison Walker, a Ph.D. student in the lab of Alanna Schepartz, correctly predicted winners in five of the six major categories.


Understanding the cancer-killing properties of a chemical commando
Yale News
A Yale lab has unlocked the process by which a natural anti-cancer agent is able to bind to DNA and directly break both strands.


Alexion homecoming is a symbol of biomedical growth in New Haven
Yale News
Hatched in 1992 in a Science Park incubator space by Yale professor Dr. Leonard Bell, Alexion Pharmaceuticals officially opened up its 14-story headquarters in New Haven on Feb. 29.


Book: From Silk to Silicon
Yale News
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White House journalist talks about race, politics, and matters of the heart
Yale News
One of the most moving experiences journalist April Ryan has had during her 28 years of covering the White House happened while attending an art exhibition with former First Lady Laura Bush.


Research in the news: Yale scientists identify gene that regulates the growth of melanoma
Yale News
Yale Cancer Center researchers have identified a gene in melanoma that can dramatically affect the growth of the disease. The findings, published in the journal Cell Reports, provide new insight into how melanoma grows and identifies a new target for treatment of melanoma and other cancers. 


Yale alumna says critique is key to growth as an artist
Yale News
In 1904, artist Auguste Rodin invited Virginia Woolf and her friends to his studio for a private viewing of his work. He told them they could look at anything, except what was underneath sheets. Woolf walked over to a hidden piece and began to lift the sheet when Rodin slapped her hand away.


Zika virus linked to stillbirth, other symptoms in Brazil
Yale News
In January, a pregnant Brazilian woman infected with the Zika virus had a stillborn baby who had signs of severe tissue swelling as well as central nervous system defects that caused near-complete loss of brain tissue. It is the first report to indicate a possible association of congenital Zika virus and damage to tissues outside the central nervous system, said Yale researchers.


On first instinct, women are more altruistic than men
Yale News
Women are intuitively more altruistic than men, even women who identify with traditionally masculine traits such as power, dominance, and independence, a new Yale-led meta-analysis of 22 studies shows.


Second ‘Careers, Life, and Yale’ event promotes connections in the arts
Yale News
More than 100 students and 50 alumni gathered at the Yale School of Management on Feb. 20 for the second “Careers, Life, and Yale” program. Titled “Creative Careers in the Arts,” the event brought back alumni to connect with students and other alumni in creative professions.


F&ES student’s camera trap captures treetop proposal
Yale News
Camera traps set high in the treetops to capture the habits of arboreal mammals recently captured a special moment between humans.


Sugar rush shrinks brain cell powerhouse
Yale News
The spike in blood sugar levels that can come after a meal is controlled by the brain’s neuronal mitochondria, which are considered the “powerhouse of cells,” Yale School of Medicine researchers found in a new study.


Genomic analysis pinpoints a potential target for treatment of Down syndrome
Yale News
A study of changes in the patterns of gene activity in the brains of people with Down syndrome reveals that the formation of the brain’s white matter is affected throughout life, a finding that suggests treatment might be possible for the condition that affects 400,000 Americans.


The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 26-28
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


Punishers of malefactors earn trust points from others
Yale News
- Why do many people go out of their way to punish those who have done wrong to others — even when the punishers themselves have not been personally harmed?


To the heart of it: Q&A with Yale’s Dr. Lisa Freed
Yale News
Heart disease has been the number-one killer of women for decades, but it is still an under-recognized problem. The Women’s Heart and Vascular Program, directed by Yale School of Medicine’s Dr. Lisa Freed, aims to change that by raising awareness and offering female patients a range of preventive and treatment services.


Yale Publishing Course to focus on the print-to-digital (r)evolution
Yale News
Publishing professionals from around the world will gather at Yale in July for five days of lectures and interactive discussions at the Yale Publishing Course (YPC).  


U.S. Navy Band to perform on the campus
Yale News
The United States Navy Band will perform in a concert on Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in Woolsey Hall, corner of Grove and Prospect streets.


In a personal way, students tackle the question of what makes ‘life worth living’
Yale News
Undergraduates explore what it means to have a "good life" in a seminar led by Professor Miroslav Volf. He and New York Times columnist David Brooks also discussed “Character, Flourishing, and the Good Life” in a campus talk (see related story).


David Brooks and Miroslav Volf share thoughts about a 'good life'
Yale News
In a conversation on “Character, Flourishing, and the Good Life” on Feb. 22, New York Times columnist David Brooks and Yale theologian Miroslav Volf agreed on at least one major point: In today’s world, people are “thirsty” to find deep meaning in their lives. Volf, the founder and director of the...


Employees learn importance of job crafting, career owning at Yale CareerConnect 2016
Yale News
Nearly 300 professionals from across Yale University gathered in Zhang Auditorium Feb. 18 for Yale CareerConnect 2016. The afternoon program offered staff an opportunity for staff to learn about career development resources available at Yale and to hone their own resume.


Both campus-wide change and individual accountability key to achieving diversity, says panel
Yale News
Increasing diversity is not just an ideological goal, it is a practical one as well, said Professor Marvin Chun, speaking at a town hall on diversity in the workplace held Feb. 22.


Yale Center for British Art and Chapel Haven host autism art education program
Yale News
The Yale Center for British Art and Chapel Haven, a residential school and independent living facility for people with cognitive and social disabilities, hosted a program on Feb. 20 to build a public sculpture and raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders.


White House correspondent to discuss ‘The Presidency in Black and White’
Yale News
April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Feb. 25 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. 


President Salovey and Professors of Bluegrass to be part of a ‘toe-tapping evening’ Feb. 25
Yale News
President Peter Salovey will join his fellow band members in the Professors of Bluegrass for a performance on Thursday, Feb. 25 in the College Street Music Hall.


The Big Ydea: Schwarzman Center Thinkathon sparks student creativity
Yale News
Nearly 200 students competed in The Big Ydea: Schwarzman Center Thinkathon on Feb. 20. The brainstorming competition brought together students from across the university to see who had the most creative and exciting ideas for the completed Schwarzman Center, a state-of-the-art student center being funded by a $150 million gift from Blackstone founder Stephen A. Schwarzman ‘69.


Popular Scottish production to be staged on campus
Yale News
“The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart,” a National Theatre of Scotland production that had its U.S. premiere at the 2012 International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, will be back for a limited run March 31-April 3 on the Yale campus.


School of Music launches ‘Music and Social Action’ Coursera course
Yale News
The Yale School of Music launched its first massive open online course (MOOC), titled “Music and Social Action,” on Yale’s Coursera platform Feb. 22. Taught by Sebastian Ruth, the Yale College Class of 1957 Visiting Professor of Community Engagement, the course explores questions about musicians’ responses to the condition of the world.


Former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young encourages building ‘relationships of respect’
Yale News
Andrew Young, former United Nations ambassador and civil rights activist, talked to students about the challenges of leadership at a talk hosted by the Yale Leadership Institute on Feb. 16.


Author of ‘The Slave’s Cause’ offers an interracial view of abolitionism in talk
Yale News
The story of American abolitionism is often told in a way that discounts the significance of slave resistance in the antislavery movement and is unnecessarily divided along racial lines, historian Manisha Sinha said in a Feb. 18 panel discussion on campus.


Many clinical trial results not shared, creating ‘blind spot’
Yale News
Less than 40% of the results of clinical trials conducted at leading academic medical centers were shared within two years of completion, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study published in the current issue of the British Medical Journal.


Supreme Court Justice Breyer calls for a more global ‘cast of mind’ in U.S. courts
Yale News
It is no longer enough for U.S. judges to understand our own nation’s laws and judicial processes, said Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on Feb. 17 at the Yale Law School.


In memoriam: Dr. Joseph Bove, established Yale Blood Bank
Yale News
Dr. Joseph Bove, professor emeritus of laboratory medicine and first director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Blood Bank, died on Feb. 1. He was 89 years old.


Testosterone therapy boosts sexual function and mood in older men
Yale News
Treatment with testosterone improves sexual function and mood in older men with low testosterone levels, report Yale researchers. The results of the Testosterone Trials (TTrials), conducted at 12 sites nationwide, including Yale School of Medicine, were the first to convincingly show the benefits of testosterone for men over age 65, said the researchers.


The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 19-21
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.


Book: The Theological Anthropology of David Kelsey
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Artist Titus Kaphar to discuss The Jerome Project and other artworks
Yale News
Titus Kaphar will speak about The Jerome Project, The Vesper Project, and his other artworks in the second session of the Spiro Lecture Series, titled “Learning to See.”


Research in the news: Big data model improves prediction of key hospital outcome
Yale News
More than half of hospital deaths in the United States are related to severe infections, or sepsis. Yale researchers developed a prediction model, drawing on “big data” about local patients and using machine-learning methods, that proved better at identifying at-risk patients than existing clinical practices.


Backstage with Supreme Court reporter Joan Biskupic
Yale News
Joan Biskupic, editor-in-charge for legal affairs at Reuters News, spoke at Yale on Feb. 16 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. Prior to the event, which was co-sponsored by the Informational Society Project, Biskupric took a few moments to speak with YaleNews about how the death of Justice Antonin Scalia will affect the Supreme Court and about her 25 years covering that institution.


Drug for insulin resistance prevents stroke and heart attack in high-risk patients
Yale News
A drug designed to treat insulin resistance reduced the risk of stroke and heart attack in non-diabetic patients who had experienced a recent stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), a new study shows. The findings, presented at the International Stroke Conference on Feb. 17, demonstrate a promising new approach to preventive care after stroke, said the researchers.


Search committee for Jonathan Edwards master named
Yale News
A search committee for the next master of Jonathan Edwards College (JE) has been appointed, announced President Peter Salovey and Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway in a Feb. 16 email to the residential college community.


Yale releases semi-annual report on complaints of sexual misconduct
Yale News
The university has released its report of complaints of sexual misconduct for the six-month period ending Dec 31, 2015.


VA and non-VA hospitals similar in quality, study shows
Yale News
The Veterans Affairs (VA) health system fares slightly better than other hospitals when it comes to lower mortality rates among older men with heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers.


New center to explore issues of race, indigeneity, and transnational migration
Yale News
Yale has established a new center dedicated to the study of race, indigeneity, and transnational migration, announced President Peter Salovey and Provost Benjamin Polak in a Feb. 16 email to the campus community.


Three Yale students win prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Yale News
Three Yale students — two from Yale College and one from the Yale School of Architecture — are among 35 young U.S. citizens who have been awarded prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarships for study at the University of Cambridge next year.


Yale sociologist to the CDC: Don’t leave men out of the reproductive equation
Yale News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a bulletin last week advising all women of reproductive age who are sexually active and not using birth control to abstain from alcohol. Yale sociologist Rene Almeling and Harvard historian Sarah Richardson teamed up to write a piece that was published in the Boston Globe. They argue that the CDC risks its credibility when it issues such broad guidelines. In response to widespread criticism, the CDC took down the accompanying infographic. However, much of the original, controversial language remains on the CDC website.


Shaping tomorrow’s smart machines: Q&A with bioethicist Wendell Wallach
Yale News
As intelligent machines continue to make their way into all sectors of society, a growing number of scientists, ethicists, policymakers, and business executives are converging on the idea that more thought must be given to underlying issues of machines and morality.


Yale Art Gallery painting might be oldest known image of the Virgin Mary
Yale News
One of the wall paintings from the ancient city of Dura-Europos now on display at the Yale University Art Gallery may be the earliest known depiction of Jesus' mother, contends a Fordham University scholar.


Students and EU officials brainstorm for a better Europe
Yale News
One hundred students from 53 American and European universities gathered with high-level European Union (EU) officials at the Yale School of Management Feb. 5 and 6 for the second-annual European Student Conference to discuss the future of the European ideal.


Accurate and accessible health data focus of new initiative
Yale News
The Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT) at Yale University, a new initiative launching in July 2016, received a $3 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) to promote open access to high-quality data in health. CRIT is jointly led by the Yale Global...


Journalist Joan Biskupic to talk about 25 years of covering the Supreme Court
Yale News
Joan Biskupic, editor-in-charge for legal affairs at Reuters News, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, Feb. 16 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. This event is co-sponsored by the Informational Society Project.


Yale-United Way campaign setting record pace
Yale News
This year’s Yale-United Way campaign raised over $1.3 million — “more, as of Jan. 31, than in any previous year,” President Peter Salovey reported in a Feb. 11 email to the Yale community.


Schwarzman Center report offers roadmap for ‘interconnected community that builds new traditions of student engagement’
Yale News
Throughout the fall semester, a committee of 27 Yale students, faculty, and staff worked to solicit ideas from every part of campus and develop recommendations for the new Schwarzman Center. Almost 2,500 students, faculty, and staff participated in the process.


‘Everything is Dada’ in Yale Art Gallery’s new exhibit
Yale News
In 1916, a group of young men and women from across Europe came together in Zurich and shook the foundations of the art world. Firmly anti-authoritarian, they started an art movement that is being celebrated in “Everything is Dada,” a new exhibit at the Yale University Art Gallery.


Yale-United Way campaign raises a record $1.3 million
Yale News
This year’s Yale-United Way campaign raised over $1.3 million — “more, as of Jan. 31, than in any previous year,” President Peter Salovey reported in a Feb. 11 email to the Yale community.


Book: Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power
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Not worrying about perfection helped lead to success, HONY founder says
Yale News
If Brandon Stanton had waited for his own skills and ideas to be perfect before starting Humans of New York (HONY), the now-wildly successful blog would never have happened, he told a packed audience in Battell Chapel during his campus visit as a Poynter Fellow on Feb. 9.


Former U.S. ambassador to Syria offers sobering analysis of conflict
Yale News
Robert Ford, veteran diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to Syria, began his Yale talk about peace prospects in that war-torn nation with a grim disclaimer. “I have no good news,” said Ford, the Kissinger Senior Fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, speaking on Feb. 9 to a crowded room in Horchow Hall.


Yale researchers discover underlying cause of myeloma
Yale News
Yale Cancer Center researchers have identified what causes a third of all myelomas, a type of cancer affecting plasma cells. The findings, published Feb. 10 in the New England Journal of Medicine, could fundamentally change the way this cancer and others are treated.


The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 12-14
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The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Book: The Importance of Being Little
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Renowned curator Marta Kuzma named dean of Yale School of Art
Yale News
Marta Kuzma, vice chancellor and rector of the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden, will be the next dean of the Yale School of Art, announced President Peter Salovey today in a message to the Yale community.


Preschoolers need more play and fewer scripted lessons, says early childhood educator Erika Christakis
Yale News
In her just-released book, “The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups” (Viking), noted early childhood educator and Silliman College associate master Erika Christakis argues that most of today’s youngest schoolchildren are spending their critical early-learning years in environments that ignore or misunderstand their needs.


Yale awarded $7.5 million for project to transform health care in Ethiopia
Yale News
The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) has been awarded $7.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to revolutionize the management and leadership of primary health care in Ethiopia.


Research in the news: Yale study identifies new target for severe asthma, chronic inflammatory diseases
Yale News
Platelets, the colorless blood cells responsible for clotting, play a critical role in controlling inflammation, but their effect on the immune system is less clear. A new Yale-led study has identified a protein from platelets — Dkk-1 — that contributes to chronic inflammation and has also revealed the role of platelets in the immune response.


Nursing student is living ‘the American dream’ by helping the world’s neediest people
Yale News
Yale School of Nursing student Shinichi Daimyo has worked and lived in some of the poorest and most rural places in the world, far from his immigrant roots in California.


The YSO celebrates 50 years with music, an exhibition, and a film screening
Yale News
The Yale Symphony Orchestra (YSO) continues the celebration of its golden anniversary with a series of events including an exhibition, a film screening, and concerts.


New insights from the stalled El Niño of 2014
Yale News
It may be even trickier to predict the strength of El Niño weather patterns than previously thought, according to a study by Yale researchers.


Yale study examines evolution of cancer
Yale News
A novel Yale study answers age-old questions about how cancers spread by applying tools from evolutionary biology. The new insights will help scientists better understand the genetic origins of tumor metastases, and lead to more effective targets for treatment, said the researchers.


Black History Month features film screenings and fundraisers for Flint
Yale News
The 21st annual Black Solidarity Conference, the Black Arts Festival, and a jazz brunch are among the highlights of this year’s Black History Month celebrations presented by the Afro-American Cultural Center and Yale.


Better quality of care may reduce risk of death for patients on long-term opioid painkillers
Yale News
Better quality of care may reduce the risk of death for patients who are prescribed opioid painkillers for chronic pain, say Yale researchers. Their study, published Feb. 4 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, offers evidence that supports recommendations from clinical practice guidelines encouraging physicians to engage patients with mental health services and substance abuse treatment, as well as to avoid co-prescriptions for sedatives.


Yale has a front-row seat for a new, international space mission: ASTRO-H
Yale News
A new science satellite, the ASTRO-H X-ray Observatory, will blast into the cosmos this month with a full payload of Yale University expertise.


Take 5: Composer Hannah Lash
Yale News
Take 5 offers a brief introduction to Yale faculty members in a Q&A format. The featured faculty member selects 5 out of 10 questions to answer. Any opinions shared are not necessarily those of YaleNews.


Closing gaps in health outcomes
Yale News
The Equity Research and Innovation Center (ERIC) was launched at the Yale School of Medicine in 2014 with a mission to reduce health inequities in the United States and abroad. Led by Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology, ERIC is a research and resource hub that coordinates a multipronged scientific portfolio and supports several equity-focused research investigators and trainees.


In memoriam: Dr. Ralph E. Hoffman, pioneer in study of auditory hallucinations
Yale News
Dr. Ralph E. Hoffman, professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, died on Feb. 1 at the age of 66.


Physical activity reduces risk of serious falls in older men
Yale News
Older men who engage in regular physical activity experience far fewer serious fall injuries than those who do not, say Yale researchers. Their findings suggest that moderate exercise can help prevent potentially devastating falls, the leading cause of injury in people age 70 and older.


The Week Ender: Happenings Feb. 5-7
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Chef Alice Waters discusses ‘real food’ at Yale freshman seminar
Yale News
When Alice Waters decides where to eat, she weighs one factor about a restaurant above all others. “I think the only bottom line I have is the purity of the food,” she said, seated at a table in the Hall of Graduate Studies with Professor Paul Freedman and 15 students in his “History of Food and Cuisine” freshman seminar. 


Yale puts prehistoric mystery meat to the test (spoiler alert: it’s not woolly mammoth OR giant ground sloth)
Yale News
Sorry, Explorers Club, but woolly mammoth is no longer on the menu. Neither is the giant ground sloth. A Yale-led analysis has shown that a famous morsel of meat from a 1951 Explorers Club dinner is not, in fact, a hunk of woolly mammoth. It is green sea turtle meat, most likely set aside from the soup course.


Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion announced
Yale News
President Peter Salovey announced the membership of the Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion on Feb. 3 in a campus-wide email. The creation of the task force, which will consider projects and policies related to diversity and inclusion, was among the initiatives the President announced in his Nov. 17 message to the Yale community.


Researcher’s fascination with mosquito genetics may help address Zika crisis
Yale News
Professor Jeffrey Powell began working on the mosquito that transmits the Zika virus when he was an undergraduate student 49 years ago.  He has a life-long fascination with Aedes aegypti, which he refers to as “a truly elegant creature.” 


Civic Leadership Conference keynote speaker urges students to find their ‘power’
Yale News
Rashad Robinson spent a lot of time with his grandfather as a child and often accompanied him to the voting booth. Sitting on his grandfather’s shoulders, he would read the names of the candidates to his grandfather as he pulled the lever to vote.


Humans of New York founder to speak on campus as Poynter Fellow
Yale News
Brandon Stanton, acclaimed photographer and founder of Humans of New York, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, Feb. 9 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Students and EU policy makers envisioning a confident Europe at Yale
Yale News
One hundred undergraduate and graduate students from 52 universities across the United States and Europe will gather at Yale University on Feb. 5 and 6 for a conference organized by the Yale-based, student think-tank, European Horizons.


Study shows direct link between state spending habits and AIDS deaths
Yale News
A study by researchers at the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) examines links between spending on social services and public health and AIDS deaths in the United States.


Journalist and poet Eliza Griswold to talk about ‘witness’
Yale News
Eliza Griswold, acclaimed journalist and poet, will speak on campus on Thursday, Feb. 4 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Small ponds produce an outsized share of greenhouse gases
Yale News
Tiny ponds play a disproportionately large role in global greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters, according to a new study by Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.


As genomic information grows, so do security risks
Yale News
As genomics information becomes more medically useful, the storage of this data in medical records will inevitably become more vulnerable, Yale researchers suggest. While large-scale genetics data is invaluable for research purposes, there is another side to the coin: A hacker can use subtle correlations implicit in the data to reveal sensitive facts related to patients — such as disease diagnosis.


New website outlines how students can report concerns about discrimination
Yale News
A newly launched Yale website provides students with information about the procedures and resources for reporting experiences of discrimination and harassment. The Student Discrimination and Harassment Reporting & Response website was announced on Feb. 1 by Secretary and Vice President for...


Early, aggressive psychosis treatment justifies cost
Yale News
The additional cost of intensive treatment for individuals who have just experienced their first psychotic episode is justified by the significant improvement the treatment produces in quality of life, according to a Yale-led study published Feb. 1 in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin.


Yale and city to welcome the Chinese Year of the Monkey with parade and day of festivities
Yale News
A celebration of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Monkey, will take place in New Haven on Saturday, Feb. 6, as the New Haven Museum teams up with the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University and the Yale-China Association to co-host Lunarfest 2016. The day-long event offers hands-on workshops, talks, and performances for all ages.


Outreach efforts boost number and diversity of Yale College applicants
Yale News
Yale College has received 31,439 applications for Class of 2020, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeremiah Quinlan has announced, noting that the total is the highest in the college’s history.


Once a risk-taker, always a risk-taker, study suggests
Yale News
People who are risk-takers in their youth also tend to take relatively more risks than their peers as they age, according to an analysis of more than 44,000 German citizens.


The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 29-31
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Research in the news: Study gets to the heart of heart failure
Yale News
A failing heart is said to be like an “engine out of fuel.” To better understand the problem of energy production in heart-failure patients, researchers at Yale University and Duke University studied the underlying metabolic process. Their research describes a new way to diagnose and potentially treat the condition.  


Research in the news: Yale-led study finds risk of pulmonary embolism from ultrasound
Yale News
Ultrasound is the most common technique for detecting a widespread cardiovascular condition: blood clots in the leg, otherwise known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). But there’s a little known — yet serious — risk to using ultrasound to diagnose DVT, say Yale researchers in a new study published this week by Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis.


Scientists find clues about autism in nocturnal habits of zebrafish
Yale News
A Yale-led team of scientists found that estrogens could reverse abnormal behavior in zebrafish carrying a mutation in a gene strongly associated with autism and seizures in humans, they reported Jan. 28 in the journal Neuron.


Students: Share your big “Ydeas” for the new Schwarzman Center
Yale News
Student teams are invited to participate in “The Big Ydea Schwarzman Center Thinkathon,” which will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Schwarzman Center, corner of Prospect and Grove streets.


Gun control misperceptions: Q&A with Yale researcher Benjamin Miller
Yale News
Yale researchers Peter Aronow, assistant professor of political science, and Benjamin Miller, a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science, have studied this apparent disconnect between public opinion and Congress on passing gun control legislation.


Yale affiliates shine at the annual Sundance Film Festival
Yale News
The work of several Yale affiliates — including premieres, documentaries, and short films — is being shown at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The festival is currently ongoing until Jan. 31.


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist urges students to think about solutions, not just problems
Yale News
Reporters tend to cover bad news, but in her own work Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheryl WuDunn is also interested in writing about solutions, she told her audience at a master’s tea at Timothy Dwight College (TD) on Jan. 25.


TODAY: Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Sheryl WuDunn to speak on ‘Why we should change the world’
Yale News
Sheryl Wudunn, the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, Jan. 26 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Book: The Future of Law and Economics
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Flights of Fancy returns with more fine wine and shopping discounts
Yale News
Flights of Fancy, downtown New Haven’s wine-tasting and shopping event, returns on Thursday, Jan. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m.


Listening sessions continue conversation on residential college names
Yale News
Margaret H. Marshall ’76 J.D. ’12 LL.D., the senior fellow of the Yale Corporation, will hold two listening sessions this week where members of the Yale community can express their views about the names for the new colleges and about Calhoun College.


YaleNews Books in Brief 2016
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


‘Spectacular’ memoir by African American brings readers inside 19th-century prison
Yale News
The earliest-known prison memoir penned by an African American was published by Random House on Jan. 26, over 150 years after it was originally written.“The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict,” written by Austin Reed, describes his experiences while serving time in New York State prison from...


Food activist Alice Waters to discuss slow food values in a fast food world
Yale News
Alice Waters, chef, author, food activist, and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California, returns to campus Feb. 2 and 3 as the B. Benjamin and Barbara Zucker Fellow for Spring 2016.


Trumbull College dean Jasmina Besirevic-Regan to assume new role at the Graduate School
Yale News
Jasmina Besirevic-Regan will step down as dean of Trumbull College on June 30 to join the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as an assistant dean working in academic affairs, primarily in the humanities and social sciences.


A new model emerges for monsoons in a changing global climate
Yale News
A Yale University study suggests that continent-scale monsoons will adapt to climate change gradually, without suddenly losing their watery oomph.


Research in the news: The missing link between obesity and a common liver disease
Yale News
The high levels of obesity in the United States contribute to fatty liver disease, the most common form of liver disease. However, little is known about how obesity causes fatty liver. A new study by Yale researchers identifies molecular links between the two, and points to a possible therapy.


Lifelong learning programs engage Yale alumni with their alma mater
Yale News
Yale for Life lets alumni, their spouses, and Yale parents return to csmpus for a week of intensive seminar study and life at Yale.


NAACP president urges students to use their ‘prophetic voice’ at MLK keynote address
Yale News
“Why was his voice so special? Why is it, on an evening like tonight, we are gathering as a cross-section of humanity, in all of our foibles and flawed humanity, we come together, diverse in our beauty, diverse in the fragility of our brokenness, we come together to glimpse and glean his wisdom? What was it? What is it about the voice of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.?”


Exhibit unites Yale School of Art students, faculty and alumni across generations
Yale News
An exhibition opening today at the Yale School of Art (YSA) presents the work of faculty, students, and alumni to create an informal biography of the nation’s oldest professional school for fine arts.


Students will flip roles — literally —in senior project production
Yale News
Friends have long used a simple coin flip to settle arguments. Can’t agree which movie to see? Flip a coin.


Promoting effective charitable giving: a Q&A with Yale economist Dean Karlan
Yale News
Anyone who has ever given to charity likely endured a flood of email solicitations over the holidays from nonprofits seeking support. Choosing a cause to support is just the first step in charitable giving, warn experts. Discriminating donors should ask whether a nonprofit produces evidence of its effectiveness.


Donated film reels contain footage from the Nanking Massacre
Yale News
Yale alumnus John G. Magee Sr. was an American missionary stationed in Nanking when the Japanese Imperial Army entered the city on Dec. 13, 1937. The invasion unleashed six weeks of terror in the capital city of Nationalist China. Magee, who owned a 16mm movie camera, risked his safety to capture footage of the horror happening around him.


The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 22-24
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Sparing ovaries and removing fallopian tubes may cut cancer risk, but few have procedure
Yale News
During hysterectomies for non-cancerous conditions, removing both fallopian tubes while keeping the ovaries may help protect against ovarian cancer while preserving hormonal levels, but few women receive this surgical option, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers.


Yale’s depression model outperforms psychiatrists
Yale News
- A simple questionnaire filled out by depressed patients can help identify whether a particular medication is likely to help them, according to a new study by Yale University researchers published Jan. 20 in the journal Lancet Psychiatry.


Book: Making Morocco
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


New York Times editor to discuss ‘Covering the News in a Digital Age’
Yale News
Sewell Chan, the international news editor in the London office of The New York Times, will speak on campus on Thursday, Jan. 21 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Yale’s Fox International Fellowship program adds global partner institutions
Yale News
The Fox International Fellowship at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has expanded to include partner universities in Singapore, Canada, Australia, and Denmark.


Edwin Schroeder reappointed director of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Yale News
Edwin (E.C.) Schroeder, director of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and associate university librarian, has been reappointed to a second term through June 30, 2021, President Peter Salovey has announced.


BSAY receives award from the Connecticut MLK Holiday Commission
Yale News
The Connecticut Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission honored the Black Student Alliance at Yale (BSAY) on Jan. 18 at the 30th annual celebration in Hartford for the students’ work last semester in leading discussions on race and inclusivity on campus.


Memorial service on Feb. 6 for Drama School lecturer Tim Vasen
Yale News
The Yale School of Drama (YSD) will host a celebration of the life of alumnus and lecturer Tim Vasen at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 in the University Theatre, 222 York St. All are welcome.


Research in the news: Study links childbearing to accelerated aging
Yale News
A new study by Yale anthropologists has uncovered the first evidence that childbearing may cause accelerated aging in women.


JE master and presidential adviser Penelope Laurans to retire at end of term
Yale News
Penelope Laurans, master of Jonathan Edwards College (JE) since 2009, special assistant to the president since 1993, and a teacher in the English department for 43 years, will step down from her posts at the end of the academic term.


Back to school: YUWO scholarship recipients share their stories
Yale News
Past recipients of scholarships from the Yale University Women's Organization share their thoughts on going back to school in hope of inspiring others to do the same.


$12 million grant extends funding for Center for Mendalian Genomics
Yale News
Yale will receive a $12 million, four-year federal grant that extends funding for the Yale Center for Mendelian Genomics.


Tariq Thachil named the Strauss Family Professor of Political Science
Yale News
Tariq Thachil has been named the Peter Strauss Family Assistant Professor of Political Science, and will be promoted to the Strauss Associate Professor in July.


Peter Schott appointed the Juan Trippe Professor of International Economics
Yale News
Peter K. Schott, newly named as the Juan Trippe Professor of International Economics, focuses his research on how firms and workers respond to globalization.


Carolyn Dean designated the Stille Professor of History and French
Yale News
Carolyn J. Dean, newly named as the Charles J. Stille Professor of History and French, focuses her research on the cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe; the history of gender and sexuality; and genocide studies and the Holocaust of European Jewry.


To treat or not to treat: making the tough medical decisions with patients
Yale News
YaleNews talked to Dr. Terri Fried, professor of geriatrics at Yale School of Medicine, about her innovative approach to arriving at decisions in the best interest of patients.


The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 15-17
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Book: Meant to Be Shared
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Book: Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Civil rights activist James Baldwin’s legacy to be celebrated with film screening, discussion
Yale News
Learn about the life and work of the acclaimed novelist and civil rights activist James Baldwin at a film screening and discussion to be held on Saturday, Jan. 16.


Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater celebrates its 10th year
Yale News
When Theodore P. Shen ’66 decided to help launch the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater a decade ago, he wanted “to elevate American musical theater as an integral part of liberal arts education at Yale.”


Research in the news: Hyperactive neurons may be culprit in Alzheimer’s
Yale News
A long-term reduction in neuronal activity reduces amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease, Yale University researchers have found.  The study, using mouse models of Alzheimer’s,  found the opposite is also true — triggering an increase in neuronal activity spurs creation of plaques and toxic amyloid beta peptides believed to trigger the disease.


Life-extending hormone bolsters the body’s immune function
Yale News
A hormone that extends lifespan in mice by 40% is produced by specialized cells in the thymus gland, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. The team also found that increasing the levels of this hormone, called FGF21, protects against the loss of immune function that comes with age.


Research in the news: Yale study pinpoints key genetic factor behind autoimmune diseases, cancer
Yale News
Scientists have long known that variations in specific human genes are associated with distinct patterns of disease, but an understanding of the molecular mechanisms has remained elusive until now. A team of Yale researchers has untangled that mystery for a key immune response gene, a discovery which could lead to more personalized treatment for conditions such as lupus and cancer.


Alcohol in e-cigs can affect motor skills, Yale study shows
Yale News
Some commercially available e-cigarettes contain enough alcohol to impact motor skills, a new Yale University School of Medicine study shows.


Food ads significantly influence eating behavior, says Yale study
Yale News
How greatly does food advertising influence eating behavior?  Quite a bit, a new Yale University meta-analysis of 45 studies suggests. The results, the authors say, should rekindle efforts to restrict food industry advertising, especially to children.


Yale Young Global Scholars Program creates Arab Student Leadership Awards
Yale News
The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is launching the Arab Student Leadership Award, a full-tuition and travel scholarship that will be awarded to up to 10 outstanding high school students from the Middle East to attend the program at Yale this summer.


At Peabody’s King celebration: teen summit, talk by Mayor Harp, performances, more
Yale News
The Yale Peabody Museum’s free two-day celebration, “20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice 2016,” will take place on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 17 and 18.


New exhibit at Sterling Library commemorates ‘The Kings at Yale’
Yale News
“The Kings at Yale,” a new exhibit at Sterling Memorial Library, commemorates visits that the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, made to campus.


Mayor Toni Harp: United Way helps us unite and forge solutions
Yale News
Dear friend and neighbor: Ever since I first arrived — many years ago — to study in the Yale School of Architecture, I have embraced New Haven as a special place, full of caring and committed people.


Talk by Cornell William Brooks, NAACP president and CEO, highlights Yale’s King holiday celebration
Yale News
The Yale community’s commemorations of the life and legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. ’64 Hon. LL.D. will include a keynote address by Cornell William Brooks ’90 J.D. on 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Battell Chapel, corner of Elm and College Streets. Doors for the event will open at 5 p.m.


SOM dean Edward Snyder is reappointed
Yale News
Yale School of Management (SOM) Dean Edward A. Snyder has been reappointed to another term in the post, President Peter Salovey has announced.


Mark Lemmon named the Sackler Professor of Pharmacology
Yale News
Mark A. Lemmon, newly named as the David A. Sackler Professor of Pharmacology, is a biochemist and structural biologist whose research focuses on how molecules work and how cells signal, especially in growth control.


The Week Ender: Happenings Jan. 8-10
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Monkeys’ reaction to those who have more? Spite
Yale News
Monkeys, like humans, will take the time and effort to punish others who get more than their fair share, according to a study conducted at Yale. In fact, they can act downright spiteful.


Yale researchers join $10M software de-bugging project
Yale News
Funded by a $10 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation, a team of researchers from Yale, Princeton, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania aim to exterminate software bugs that can lead to security vulnerabilities and computing errors that disrupt devices and open our lives to hackers and thieves.


Hope is infused in a Jacobean tragedy in School of Drama’s next production
Yale News
A Jacobean tragedy with a new perspective will be the next theatrical offering at Yale School of Drama.


Toxins found in fracking fluids and wastewater, study shows
Yale News
In an analysis of more than 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by hydraulic fracturing, Yale School of Public Health researchers found that many of the substances have been linked to reproductive and developmental health problems.


In conversation: Anthony Reed on the importance of the study of literature and the humanities
Yale News
Anthony Reed, associate professor of English and African American studies, was recently awarded the Modern Language Association of America’s 14th annual William Sanders Scarborough Prize for his book “Freedom Time: The Poetics and Politics of Black Experimental Writing.” The prize, which is given for an outstanding scholarly study of African American literature or culture, was announced last month in YaleNews.


In memoriam: Tim Vasen, noted alumnus and Drama School lecturer
Yale News
Tim Vasen  ’87 B.A., ’93 M.F.A., a lecturer in directing at the Yale School of Drama (YSD), died Dec. 28. He was 51.


Alumni-organized Yale Musical Theater of the Air presents ‘The Music Man’
Yale News
Creative Yale alumni will join with current students, faculty, and staff stage onstage at the University Theatre Jan. 23–24 for three performances of a new production of Meredith Wilson’s "The Music Man.". The production will feature Broadway's David Loud '83 leading a 37-piece orchestra of Yalies past and present.


Communications V.P. Eileen O’Connor brings experience in public affairs, law, and journalism to Yale
Yale News
O'Connor will lead Yale’s Office of Public Affairs & Communications and serve as the university’s chief communications officer, directing campus-wide internal and external strategies in this area.


Eating poorly and depressed? Yale team finds connection — and maybe a solution
Yale News
Eating poorly and stress are tied to an increased risk of depression and anxiety, and in a new study, Yale researchers explain why that happens and suggest a possible solution.


Top 15 stories of 2015
Yale News
There was no shortage of news at Yale in 2015 — with YaleNews pubishing more than 1,700 articles in the past 12 months. There included stories about appointments, international partnerships, scientific discoveries, and humanities research. Here are some of the most-read stories of 2015.


Yale alumnus Jonathan Rothberg awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Yale News
Jonathan Rothberg  — a pioneer in genetic sequencing technology, serial entrepreneur, Yale alumnus, adjunct faculty member, and New Haven native — will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the White House announced Dec. 22.


Improving bulk metallic glass by maximizing surface
Yale News
Yale University researchers have figured out a way to refine bulk metallic glasses to improve their electrochemical performance.


Overeating and depressed? Yale team finds connection — and maybe a solution
Yale News
Chronic overeating and stress are tied to an increased risk of depression and anxiety, and in a new study, Yale researchers explain why that happens and suggest a possible solution.


Research in the news: Model reconciles theories of schizophrenia
Yale News
Schizophrenia has puzzled researchers for years, with imaging of large brain networks and cellular data seemingly pointing to different culprits in the origins of the devastating neurodevelopmental disease.  Alan Anticevic and Yale colleagues Gen Yang and John Murray have refined a new mathematical model they hope will unify contradictory concepts by factoring in a fundamental neurological principle. 


Mothers-to-be and babies benefit from group prenatal care, study finds
Yale News
Group prenatal care can substantially improve health outcomes for both mothers and their infants, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found.


Immune therapy drug results in prolonged survival in advanced lung cancer
Yale News
A Yale-led international study in patients with advanced non-small cell lung (NSCLC) cancer resistant to chemotherapy has found a promising weapon in an immune therapy drug commonly used to treat other cancers. The findings were published Dec. 19 in The Lancet and presented at the 2015 annual conference of the European Society for Medical Oncology in Singapore.


Yale expands local hiring agreement with unions and New Haven Works, commits to hire 1,000 city residents
Yale News
Yale University, UNITE HERE Yale Unions, and New Haven Works announced Dec. 18 that an agreement has been reached that will further expand the University’s employment outreach to New Haven residents. 


Dr. Howard Blue named deputy director of mental health and counseling at Yale Health
Yale News
Dr. Howard Blue, who has served for more than a decade as associate chief psychiatrist in Mental Health and Counseling (MHC) at Yale Health, will assume the newly created position of deputy director of MHC on Jan 1.


‘From the Palace of St. Nicholas’: Santa’s correspondence at the Beinecke Library
Yale News
Children nationwide in recent weeks have written or dictated letters to Santa Claus helpfully offering him a sense of the loot they hope to see under the tree on Christmas morning.


Statement from President Peter Salovey: A shared and ongoing effort
Yale News
President Peter Salovey sent the following message to the Yale community on Dec. 17.


Research in the news: Humans turned the world’s ecosystem structure upside down
Yale News
The rise of humans threw a wrench into the way other land species organized themselves, according to a new statistical analysis covering millions of years of ecosystem evolution.


Doctors beat calculators when predicting stroke recovery
Yale News
In the past 15 years, clinicians have developed scientific “calculators” to predict long-term outcomes for patients with bleeding strokes. This information is used by families and doctors to make life-and-death decisions about whether to continue life support or undertake aggressive treatment.


How to see a mass extinction if it’s right in front of you
Yale News
A Yale-led study urges scientists to move their focus from species extinction to species rarity in order to recognize, and avoid, a mass extinction in the modern world.


‘For the love of making music’: The Yale Symphony Orchestra celebrates 50 years
Yale News
The Yale Symphony Orchestra (YSO) is celebrating two milestones this fall — the 50th anniversary of its founding and the 10th anniversary of Toshiyuki Shimada’s tenure as music director of the ensemble.


Aronow and Dafoe receive inaugural Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science
Yale News
Two Yale political scientists are among the recipients of the inaugural Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science, which recognize the importance of transparency in social-science research.


Statement from Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway to the Yale College community
Yale News
Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway sent the following message to the Yale College community on Dec. 15.


Yale senior interested in criminal justice wins ‘junior Nobel Prize’
Yale News
Once a champion debater in high school, Yale senior Joshua Feinzig is well acquainted with the traditional rules and procedures in debate competitions.


795 Early Action applicants admitted to Class of 2020
Yale News
Yale College has accepted 795 Early Action applicants for the Class of 2020. Fifty-three percent of the applicants were deferred for reconsideration in the spring, and 29% were denied admission; 1% of the applications received were withdrawn or incomplete.


Hospital prices show ‘mind-boggling’ variation across U.S. driving up health care costs
Yale News
The prices hospitals negotiate with health insurance companies vary enormously within and across geographic regions in the United States, according to a new study coauthored by a Yale economist.


Leonid Glazman designated the Donner Professor of Physics
Yale News
Leonid Glazman, the newly appointed Donner Professor of Physics, focuses his research on the physics of mesoscopic solids.


Camille Lizarríbar is named new dean of student affairs
Yale News
Camille Lizarríbar, currently the residential college dean of Ezra Stiles College, has been named the dean of student affairs and senior associate dean in Yale College, announced Jonathan Holloway, dean of Yale College, on Dec. 14.


Resurrecting Lonesome George: Relatives of extinct species of tortoise studied in the Galapagos
Yale News
A Yale team spent the last part of November in the Galapagos gathering dozens of giant tortoises that carry the DNA of extinct species that used to roam two islands in the famous chain.


To give or not to give: Value assessment arises in tiny area of the brain
Yale News
The decision to be generous or not arises from a specific process in the amygdala, a tiny structure deep in the brain long associated with emotions such as fear, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Yale and Duke universities.


Book: Palladio Virtuel
Yale News
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Yale School of Art exhibit explores Jack Shear’s dual roles artist and collector
Yale News
A new exhibition at the Yale School of Art (YSA) considers the intersection of artists-as-collectors through works in the private collection of photographer Jack Shear. “With Eyes Closed/With Eyes Wide Open,” organized by Robert Storr, professor of painting and printmaking and dean of the Yale School of Art, is on view Dec. 11–Jan. 5 at the YSA’s 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery in New Haven. The exhibition is free and open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.


Junior faculty honored for interdisciplinary teaching
Yale News
Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway will host a dinner on Dec. 10 to honor the recipients of the annual Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching.


University announces some changes to undergraduate financial aid
Yale News
The university has announced a $2 million increase in financial aid spending for undergraduates that will reduce the amount students are expected to contribute from summer earnings and significantly increase financial support for students with the highest levels of financial need. The changes, which add to Yale’s robust need-based financial aid policies, will go into effect for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Staff member’s generous act exemplifies spirit of Yale United Way campaign
Yale News
Diane Robertson, a senior administrative assistant at Yale Health, recently demonstrated the spirit of generosity that powers the Yale United Way campaign.


Yale students to perform prisoners’ re-imaginings of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’
Yale News
For the past few months, a group of incarcerated men at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution have been re-imagining Dante’s journey from hell to paradise as it might apply to their own life journeys.


Yale scientist’s family photos bring an American tragedy close to home
Yale News
Normally, Steven Shimada can get to the center of campus in a few minutes from his Yale School of Medicine lab. But one recent afternoon, the trip to Sterling Memorial Library took about 70 years.


The Week Ender: Happenings Dec. 11-13
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday. F R I D A YCome and see what Yale employees do in their free time. Find holiday gifts and enjoy refreshments at the Yale Law School's 11th Annual Employee...


Why wait? Give. Match. Win.
Yale News
The following is a message to the Yale community from Martha Highsmith, senior adviser to the president, lecturer, and acting chief communication officer. I’ll admit it. I did not respond right away when the first message came out in late October about the 2015 Yale United Way Campaign. I waited, knowing the campaign had just begun.


Yale study probes genes for clues to drug resistance in aggressive breast cancer
Yale News
By sifting through the 20,000 protein-encoding genes in the human genome, Yale researchers discovered new complexities behind drug resistance and identified patterns of mutations that could predict which therapies will benefit patients with aggressive breast cancer. The findings will be presented Dec. 11 at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.


Study links body fat, weight loss, and chromosome length in breast cancer patients
Yale News
It is well documented that a healthy diet and exercise are key in cancer prevention and management, but the exact mechanism hasn’t been clear. Now, Yale Cancer Center researchers have found an explanation in the tiny protective ends of chromosomes called telomeres. The findings will be presented Dec. 11 at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.


Phi Beta Kappa inducts alumnus David McCullough with inaugural Joseph W. Gordon Award
Yale News
Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough ’55 was inducted into the Yale chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the honor society’s fall ceremony and received the inaugural Joseph W. Gordon Award for Contributions to the Arts and Sciences. Thirteen juniors and 62 seniors were also elected into the society.


Research in the news: Yale doctors help bald teen grow hair using novel cream
Yale News
A young woman who had no scalp or eyebrow hair for years now enjoys a full mane after using a novel cream devised by researchers at Yale School of Medicine.


And then there were four … Yale Rhodes Scholars, that is
Yale News
Tim Rudner ’16 has joined the ranks of 2016 Rhodes Scholarship winners — making him the fourth Yale student to receive the prestigious scholarship this year.


Happy 109th birthday to Yale alumna Grace Hopper, a pioneer in computer science
Yale News
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper ’34, Ph.D., known affectionately as “Amazing Grace,” would have been 109 years old today. Inventor of the first computer compiler, she was a pioneer of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and her impact can still be felt in computer science.


University renews Yale Homebuyer Program for another two years
Yale News
The Yale Homebuyer Program, one of the most prominent and longstanding parts of the university’s community investment in its hometown, New Haven, has been renewed for another two years.


Negative beliefs about aging predict Alzheimer’s disease in Yale-led study
Yale News
Newly published research led by the Yale School of Public Health demonstrates that individuals who hold negative beliefs about aging are more likely to have brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease.


Yale introduces innovative carbon charge program with 20 ‘living laboratories’ around campus
Yale News
Yale University has launched a first-of-its-kind pilot program to put a price tag on the use of carbon — with some of the most prominent campus buildings playing a role in the experiment.


Kigali Reading Center shares ‘joy of reading’ in Rwanda
Yale News
Parfait Gasana, weekend manager of the Yale Visitor Center, came to the United States in May 2005 without knowing a word of English.


'Inspired by Yale' video showcases alumni groups and engagement
Yale News
The Yale alumni association has released a new video, first screened to delegates at the recent annual alumni assembly and embedded above, that shows some of the highlights of alumni relations in last academic year through to this fall.


New vaccine strategy better protects high-risk cancer patients from flu
Yale News
Yale Cancer Center researchers have developed a vaccine strategy that reduces the risk of flu infections in cancer patients at highest risk for influenza. The findings were presented Dec. 6 at the 57th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in Orlando, Florida.


Yale researchers find new pathway underlying multiple myeloma relapse
Yale News
One of the biggest questions about the treatment of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, is why nearly all patients treated with current therapies eventually suffer relapse. A Yale Cancer Center study may have solved this mystery by identifying how cancer cells escape treatment, leading to recurrence. The findings were presented Dec. 6 at the 57th annual meeting of the American Hematologic Society in Orlando, Florida.


Judy Cha named the Melamed Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Yale News
Judy J. Cha, newly named as the Carol and Douglas Melamed Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, focuses her research on synthesis and transport measurements of two-dimensional, layered nanochalcogenides, in particular topological insulator nanoribbons and nanoplates.


Fengnian Xia designated the Weller Professor in Engineering and Science
Yale News
Fengnian Xia, newly named as the Barton L. Weller Assistant Professor in Engineering and Science, researches photonics and electronics using emerging materials such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and black phosphorus.


Genetics of heart defects and neurodevelopment disorders linked
Yale News
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common of all birth defects; severe forms used to be fatal, but can now can be surgically corrected in most newborns. However, while many children go on to lead healthy lives, a significant number develop disabling cognitive and social problems.


New Haven arts council lauds Yale professor Willie Ruff as a 'musical treasure'
Yale News
Willie Ruff ’53 Mus.B ., ’54 Mus.M., a professor in the Yale School of Music since 1971, was honored on Dec. 4 by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven with its C. Newton Schenck III Award for lifetime achievement in and contribution to the arts.


Holiday gifts and discounts at Yale-affiliated shops
Yale News
You can find gifts for the special folks on your list at these Yale-affiliated shops:


Holidays in New Haven: discounts, free parking, carriage rides, and more
Yale News
The streets of New Haven will be filled with the sights and sounds of the holiday season this month, and shoppers will find gift ideas galore — as well as sales and discounts — in the city’s shops and eateries.


Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Dean Starkman to talk about media coverage of financial sector
Yale News
Dean Starkman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, media critic and author, will speak at Yale on Monday, Dec. 7 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


The Week Ender: Happenings Dec. 4-6
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


School of Drama panel discussion to address issues of diversity in the theater
Yale News
In celebration of the Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of Jiehae Park’s play “peerless,” the Ma-Yi Writers Lab will hold a panel discussion on “Theatre & Culture & Diversity,” hosted by Yale School of Drama’s Asian and American Theater Coalition.


Native American students ‘tell our own stories’ through new performance program
Yale News
The Yale Group for the Study of Native America has launched a three-year pilot program to support indigenous performing arts at the university. The Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program, which officially began in September, is headed by Mary Kathryn Nagle, a nationally renowned playwright, member of the Cherokee Nation, and partner at Pipestem Law Firm, P.C.


In conversation: Robert Stepto on four decades of teaching at Yale
Yale News
Since 1974, Robert Stepto has taught legions of Yale students in the fields of African American studies, American studies, and English. In October, his distinguished career and his influence on his students were celebrated with a festschrift held in his honor.


Yale Department of Astronomy will offer summer program in astrophysics
Yale News
Yale’s Department of Astronomy is launching the Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics (YSPA), an innovative program for high school students that combines rigorous study and research with an immersive learning environment.


Modern Language Association presents prestigous prize to Anthony Reed for his book ‘Freedom Time’
Yale News
The Modern Language Association of America (MLA) has awarded its 14th annual William Sanders Scarborough Prize to Yale faculty member Anthony Reed for his book “Freedom Time: The Poetics and Politics of Black Experimental Writing,” published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The prize is awarded for an outstanding scholarly study of African American literature or culture.


Polish journalist Pawe? Pieni??ek to discuss Russian-Ukrainian conflict
Yale News
Pawe? Pieni??ek, a Polish journalist and reporter, will speak at Yale on Wednesday, Dec. 9 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


All aboard! Yale and the Eli Whitney Museum’s ‘Holiday Trains’
Yale News
It’s a New Haven area holiday tradition: The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop’s annual “Holiday Trains” exhibit is running now through Jan. 17. The exhibit allows children to run the locomotives and trains themselves. Admission is free.


Blocking a single molecule defeats chronic fear
Yale News
As those who suffer from anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder can attest, recovering from pervasive fear memories can be difficult or impossible to do. Yale researchers, however, have shown how disabling a single molecule can help animals eliminate engrained fear responses.


Thinking about quitting smoking? There’s help available
Yale News
The university’s goal to become a tobacco-free campus might be making you jittery, reminding you that now is as good a time as any to quit smoking. Perhaps you’ve wanted to quit for years, but are nervous about the physical challenges of trying to beat that addiction. Maybe you’ve even tried before, but weren’t successful.


Research in the news: Yale scientists study new therapy for lethal disease affecting infants
Yale News
The majority of infants with the rare disease known as GACI (generalized arterial calcification of infancy) die within the first year of life. Now Yale scientists have developed and tested a therapy that not only targets the underlying cause of GACI but also eliminates mortality in rodent models of the human disease.


Breast MRI may lead to overdiagnosis for older women
Yale News
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast has become part of routine medical care for many women undergoing breast cancer surgery, but these highly sensitive tests might identify health problems that would not otherwise impact patients — or lead to “overdiagnosis,” according to a Yale School of Medicine study.


In memoriam: Herbert Scarf, pioneering economist and inspiring teacher
Yale News
Herbert Scarf, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Economics, died from heart failure Nov. 15, surrounded by family at his home in Sag Harbor. He was 85 years old.


Leadership and excellence awards honor alumni volunteers and groups
Yale News
The Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) presented its Leadership Awards for Volunteer Innovation and Service and its Board of Governors Excellence Awards during its annual assembly Nov. 19–21.


Yale United Way: Give and get matched
Yale News
Throughout the Yale United Way campaign, the university will match up to $100,000 for new or increased payroll donations made by its faculty and staff.


Research in the news: finding a soft spot in a tectonic slab
Yale News
The Earth’s tectonic plates may be more flexible than previously thought as they slide underneath each other and dive deep below the surface, according to new observations from an international geophysics team.


A sustainable path for addressing climate change: Q&A with Yale political scientist John Roemer
Yale News
John E. Roemer, the Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and professor of economics, argues that it is possible to meet the United Nations' goal of restricting global warming to less than two degrees Celsius above preindustrial temperatures, while allowing economies across the globe to grow in a fair and sustainable manner.


Videos explore Yale research on climate change in Connecticut, the region, and the world
Yale News
In a series of videos YaleNews has recently explored Yale faculty research and local campus community actions to both examine and help limit the effects of climate change here in Connecticut and on the Yale campus.


First ‘In the Company of Scholars’ lecture to explore the preservation of cultural heritage
Yale News
Stefan Simon, conservation scientist and inaugural director of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, will present a lecture titled “Are We Losing Our Past or Our Future? — Sustainable Preservation of Cultural Heritage.”


‘Please pass the hedgehog pudding’: holiday recipes from Yale’s collections
Yale News
Yale’s collections contain rich and varied resources to help even the most inexperienced cooks treat their guests to a unique, if not delicious, Thanksgiving dinner.


‘Ecosystem of influence’: Study looks at the role of corporate funding in climate change discussion
Yale News
A computer analysis of 20 years of data found that corporate funding influenced both the content and specific language used to encourage public skepticism of climate change.


Alumnus Phillip Cohen to study in Ireland as Mitchell Scholar
Yale News
Phillip Cohen ’10 has received a Mitchell Scholarship for study in Ireland.


‘Giving Thanks, Giving and Living United’
Yale News
Vice President Bruce D. Alexander and Michael J. Morand, chair of the 2015 Yale United Way Campaign, sent a message to the Yale community on Nov. 24: "We write as fellow members of the Yale community, longtime citizens of New Haven, and committed United Way of Greater New Haven supporters. ..."


Yalies sweep non-fiction creative writing category of the Norman Mailer Prize
Yale News
The National Council of Teachers of English announced on Nov. 13 the winners of the annual Norman Mailer Prize competition — and Yale students swept the Four-Year College Creative Non-Fiction Award.


Bound for study in Britain: Three Yalies win 2016 Rhodes Scholarships
Yale News
Three Yale students were chosen to be members of the class of 2016 Rhodes Scholars.


The heart of medicine: Dr. Anna Reisman on how the humanities inform medical practice
Yale News
The Yale School of Medicine's Program for Humanities in Medicine aims to show that the two fields are not separate, but in fact closely entwined.


Yale researchers share in 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
Yale News
Researchers from the Yale Wright Laboratory and the Department of Physics are part of three innovative experiments that recently won the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.


Yale Medal awarded to five alumni at AYA Assembly LXXV
Yale News
The Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) presented its highest award, the Yale Medal, to five individuals in honor of their outstanding service to the university at a ceremony held during the AYA Assembly LXXV held on campus Nov.  19–21.


Emerging epidemics: Experts discuss Ebola and other infectious disease threats
Yale News
Is the public health community ready for the next epidemic? The answer to that question — posed at a 2015 AYA Assembly session featuring top experts in infectious disease — is yes, and no, they said.


Nurturing community connections between nature and health
Yale News
Public health and thriving urban green spaces go hand-in-branch, a panel of experts told a group of Yale alumni gathered at the Yale School of Public Health.


Stomach surgery secret: It bypasses the sweet tooth
Yale News
Gastrointestinal surgeries for obesity may be effective because they reduce appetite by acting upon the brain’s reward center and reducing cravings for sugar, Yale researchers have found.


The culinary and charitable combine in Chili & Chowder Cookoff on Nov. 23
Yale News
Chowder lovers, take heed: The annual cookoff/benefit hosted by Yale Hospitality is not just for chili fans any more.


Turkey tips from an alumnus engineer: Q&A with Ming Tsai ‘86
Yale News
Before Ming Tsai became a celebrity chef known for fusing Eastern and Western cuisines, he was a mechanical engineering student at Yale. He’s now host of his own cooking show, “Simply Ming,” and serves as chef-owner of the Massachusetts restaurants Blue Ginger and Blue Dragon.


Recovering a lost Edith Wharton story: A Q&A with visiting scholar Alice Kelly
Yale News
An unpublished story by Edith Wharton was recently found among the archives in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.


The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 20-22
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Exposure to toxic stress in childhood linked to risky behavior and adult disease
Yale News
How a mother responds to her baby’s cries can make a big difference in the child’s ability to learn, develop, and thrive. While a warm, supportive response can help the baby calm down and feel secure, a distant or angry reaction leaves the child to fend for herself in a scary world. Over time, the lack of nurturing in the face of adversity in childhood can contribute to “toxic stress” — a harmful level of stress that can affect the child’s well-being well into adulthood.


Ocean temperatures of the past may tell us about global climate patterns of the future
Yale News
Scientists are taking the temperature of ancient seas to discover how they’ve shaped global climate.


VICE editor explains how art and journalism can intersect in ‘reportage art’
Yale News
“I dropped out of school and I got my training as an artist by drawing sex workers and underground performers, and by hanging out at night clubs till dawn … [M]y first real published essay ever was about my arrest,” said Molly Crabapple, contributing editor at VICE, during a Nov. 11 at Linsly-Chittenden Hall. The event was sponsored by the Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Doctor-patient relationship is key to reducing CT scan overuse
Yale News
One in every three CT scans performed on patients with minor head injury is not medically necessary. The American College of Emergency Physicians has identified CT overuse as the top priority for minimizing wasteful and unnecessary tests in the emergency department. A Yale-led study has found that among other factors, strengthening the doctor-patient relationship can reduce unwarranted scans and their growing cost.


Frequencies website blends fast online world and measured work of humanities to explore nature of spirituality
Yale News
"Frequencies: A Collaborative Geneaology of Spirituality," is an online digital humanities project that features 100 essays by 100 writers, artists, and scholars. It launched in 2012 and this November moved to a new URL.


The shape of things to come — sizing up the geometry of habitat loss
Yale News
The shape of a lost habitat goes a long way toward predicting the future of species extinction and biodiversity, according to a study from researchers at Yale and in Europe.


Competitive twin sisters take center stage in Yale Rep’s ‘peerless’
Yale News
“Peerless,” a comedy about the unbreakable bond between sisters whose vaulting ambition will not be deterred at any cost, will have its world premiere at the Yale Repertory Theatre Nov. 27-Dec. 19.


Statement from President Salovey: Toward a better Yale
Yale News
President Peter Salovey sent the following message to the Yale community on Nov. 17: "In my 35 years on this campus, I have never been as simultaneously moved, challenged, and encouraged by our community — and all the promise it embodies — as in the past two weeks. ..."


Research in the news: Yale researchers create better cellular factories to churn out novel biopolymers
Yale News
Using bacterial genomes that have been entirely recoded, Yale scientists have developed a way to induce cells to produce novel protein-based polymers that can be used for new materials and therapeutics.


We’ve got the beat: Astronomers discover a distant galaxy with a pulse
Yale News
Astronomers at Yale and Harvard have found a galaxy with a heartbeat — and they’ve taken its pulse. It is the first time scientists have measured the effect that pulsating, older red stars have on the light of their surrounding galaxy.


Research in the news: How a mutated gene wreaks havoc on white matter
Yale News
An inherited disease of myelin marked by slow, progressive neurological impairment is caused by mutations of a gene that controls lipid metabolism, a finding that may shed insight into mechanisms to control the course of multiple sclerosis (MS), a Yale team has found. 


OISS launches new series to ease international students into American culture
Yale News
A new series by the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) will help international students “crack the codes of contemporary American culture.”


New wrinkles, new discoveries: a reflection on life after Yale
Yale News
Recent Yale College graduate Kerri Lu writes about her experiences in Hong Kong, where she is a Yale-China Teaching Fellow in the English Department of Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Military veterans-turned-journalists share tales of life in conflict zones
Yale News
A tough question was asked of the panelists who took part in the Veterans Day discussion “From Rifles to Laptops: Combat Veterans Covering Conflicts”: Why — after seeing firsthand the horrors of war — would anyone want to risk his or her life to write about it?


Survivor of Virginia Tech shooting speaks about student safety
Yale News
For a few seconds after the gunman started shooting at her classmates, Kristina Anderson thought it was a prank.


African photojournalist Boniface Mwangi to speak and lead ‘artivism’ workshop
Yale News
Boniface Mwangi, photojournalist and activist, will speak at Yale on Saturday, Nov. 14 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Tobacco-Free Yale campaign kicks off with Nov. 19 event
Yale News
The Yale community is invited to attend a Tobacco-Free Yale kickoff event on Thursday, Nov. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Schwarzman Center rotunda, corner of Grove and Prospect streets.


Solidarity with Paris
Yale News
President Peter Salovey sent the following message to the Yale community on Nov. 14:We are all shocked and deeply saddened by news from Paris. We are a global university, and many in our community have close ties to France. We have a number of students with family in the area, faculty with close colleagues and friends there, and a small number of students, faculty and staff traveling there. ...


Book: The Depths of Russia
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Plumbing the depths of Russia’s oil industry: Q&A with anthropologist Douglas Rogers
Yale News
Yale anthropologist Douglas Rogers talks about about the oil industry's role in shaping Russian society in both the Soviet and post-Soviet periods.


The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 13-15
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Poynter Fellow Deborah Solomon to explore ‘Does Art Criticism Matter?’
Yale News
Deborah Solomon, a New York City-based author, art critic, and journalist, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Nov. 12 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. “Does Art Criticism Matter?" will take place at 4 p.m. in the Pierson College master’s house, 231 Park St. The event is free and open to the public.


Local impact by alumna and students celebrated with fourth annual service awards
Yale News
An alumna and two students are being honored for their service to the community with Yale-Jefferson Public Service Awards.


Affirming our community values: A message from the President and Yale College Dean
Yale News
"In the past week, many of you have written to us to express your support for two of Yale's central values: respect for our diverse community and the freedom to speak and be heard. ..."


Staff member honored with an award for her service is a ‘fixer’
Yale News
People have told Yale staff member Jean Carusone that she can’t save the world, but that doesn’t keep her from trying.


Yale team chart flavor’s favored flow
Yale News
The sweetness of a peppermint candy can be experienced with the nose pinched shut, but flavor is detectable only when the pinch is released and volatiles in the candy are exhaled back into the nose where smell receptors exist.


‘Through a Persian Looking-Glass’ photo essay pairs mirrors and portraits from Iran
Yale News
Faculty member Karen Foster — whose  2014 online photo essay, “The Artful Steppe,” captured images of the people and places along the historic Silk Road — has published a companion piece, titled “Through a Persian Looking-Glass.”


Third annual YHack draws hackers to Yale
Yale News
Over 1,200 students from across the country came to Yale for a weekend filled with coding, rap battles, and dance-offs at the third annual YHack. The event took place Nov. 6-8.


New Yorker editor-in-chief David Remnick to give campus talk
Yale News
David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorkermagazine, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Nov. 12 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. He will be a guest at a master’s tea titled "Editing The New Yorker," which will take place in the Branford College master’s house, 74 High St., at 4:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit
Yale News
Hundreds of Yale alumni, faculty, and students convened on Nov. 6-7 in a first-of-its-kind Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit. Together with outside experts, practitioners, and scholars, they considered questions and opportunities at the nexus of food, energy, and water. Following are some of the highlights of the summit.”


Vets to describe their experiences as ‘Combat Veterans Covering Conflicts’
Yale News
A panel titled “From Rifles to Laptops: Combat Veterans Covering Conflicts” will take place 2–3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Whitney Humanities Center auditorium, 53 Wall St. The event is free and open to the public.


NYU professor wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize
Yale News
Ada Ferrer, professor of history and Latin American and Caribbean studies at New York University, has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for her book “Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution” (Cambridge University Press).


Entrepreneur-turned-environmentalist Tom Steyer to alumni: We have got to make a change
Yale News
The United States has to find a different energy source for the future, environmental protection advocate Tom Steyer told his fellow Yale alumni at the first-ever Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit on Nov. 6.


President and Yale College dean underscore commitment to a 'better Yale'
Yale News
President Peter Salovey and Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway sent messages to the community on Nov. 6 stating their support and concern for students who expressed distress regarding recent events on campus and who described difficulties they face at Yale.


YESS keynote: Here’s how we get to the energy system of tomorrow
Yale News
The energy-efficient, flexible power grid of tomorrow is available today, but it will require a complete rethinking of America’s regulatory policies, New York State’s energy czar told a gathering of alumni, faculty, students, and experts at the Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit (YESS) on Nov. 6.


Research in the news: A new paradigm for cancer research
Yale News
The $100 billion federal government investment in the “War on Cancer,” has produced only relatively modest progress in cancer research advances, according to Yale School of Medicine researcher Dr. Cary Gross, and his collaborator Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel.


Nov. 7 is ‘Heroes Day’ at the Yale Bowl
Yale News
There may be champions on the playing field on Saturday, Nov. 7 when the Yale Bulldogs meet the Brown Bears in the Yale Bowl, but there will definitely be heroes in the stands.


The Week Ender: Happenings Nov. 6-8
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Algerian journalist Kamel Daoud to speak about his novel, ‘The Meursault Investigation’
Yale News
Kamel Daoud, author of “The Meursault Investigation” and columnist for the Algerian paper Le Quotidien d’Oran, will speak at Yale on Monday, Nov. 9 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


A postal ‘piggybank’ from the 17th century sheds light on the culture of that time
Yale News
What started with a music historian reading a short notice in a 1938 French journal about undelivered 17th-century letters in The Hague has blossomed into an international collaboration focusing on thousands of letters that paint a vivid picture of life in early modern Europe.


Host of ‘If Our Bodies Could Talk’ video series to discuss ‘Mental Health in Media’
Yale News
Dr. James Hamblin, senior editor of The Atlantic, will speak at Yale on Friday, Nov. 6, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Alumna Susan Dominus to talk about ‘Writing for The New York Times Magazine’
Yale News
Susan Dominus, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Nov. 5 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Growing pains in a cluster of protostars
Yale News
A Yale-led study has found a cluster of young stars that develop in distinct, episodic spurts. It is the first time astronomers have seen such a growth pattern within a star cluster — a chaotic, turbulent environment that is common for star formation. Previous observations have focused on stars forming in more isolated regions of space.


Closing the dyslexia achievement gap
Yale News
A large achievement gap between dyslexic and typical readers is already present at first grade and persists throughout school; therefore, it is critical to identify and provide effective interventions at the start of school, according to a report by the University of California-Davis and Yale School of Medicine.  


Book: The Uncollected David Rakoff
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Teachers — and Yale's president — become the students during Faculty Bulldog Days
Yale News
During Faculty Bulldog Days, it’s the teachers’ turn to learn.


Graduate school and alumni association honor 2015 Wilbur Cross Medalists
Yale News
The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) celebrated the achievements of four of its alumni and honored its former dean by awarding them Wilbur Cross Medals at a ceremony on Oct. 27.


Yale launches five-year, $50 million initiative to increase faculty diversity
Yale News
Yale will devote $50 million in resources over the next five years to enhance the excellence of its faculty by building diversity university-wide, President Peter Salovey and Provost Ben Polak have announced.


Alumni summit aims to inspire conversations about environmental sustainability
Yale News
More than 400 alumni, faculty, staff, students, and outside experts will gather on Nov. 6-7 in the premiere Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit.


Journalist Nancy Mullane, author of ‘Life After Murder,’ to give Poynter lecture
Yale News
Nancy Mullane, contributor to the “This American Life” radio show and author of a book about convicted murderers after their release from prison, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Nov. 5 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Yale exhibition celebrates centennial of architecture education
Yale News
As the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2016, a new exhibition will explore the relationship between teaching architecture and the spaces in which that education takes place. “Pedagogy and Place: Celebrating 100 Years of Architecture Education at Yale” will be on view Dec. 3–May 7 in the YSoA Gallery in Rudolph Hall, 180 York St. It is free and open to the public.


: Workday is up and on the go (just like you)
Yale News
President Peter Salovey recently reminded the Yale community that our “strong sense of shared goals” helps lead us to great achievements, writing: “All of our employees, collectively and individually, contribute on a daily basis to building a Yale that is unified, innovative, accessible, and deeply committed to excellence.” Through the power of technology, Yale’s new enterprise system, Workday, aims to achieve these same objectives.


New Sterling Library exhibit provides window into Japanese American internment
Yale News
“Out of the Desert: Resilience and Memory in Japanese American Internment,” a new exhibit at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library, highlights the university’s extensive collections related to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.


Ghosts are always welcome, when you’re looking for neutrinos
Yale News
Halloween has come and gone, but Yale physicist Bonnie Fleming still has ghosts in her machine. On Oct. 15, Fleming and colleagues at the MicroBooNE physics experiment in Illinois detected their first neutrino candidates, which are also known as ghost particles.


Host an international student this Thanksgiving with OISS
Yale News
As some members of the university community sit down at the table this Thanksgiving, they will be sharing their feast with students or scholars from abroad.


‘Refuse the Hour’ chamber opera explores the nature of time
Yale News
The Yale Repertory Theatre’s “No Boundaries” performance series will kick off with the multimedia chamber opera “Refuse the Hour,” conceived by noted South African artist William Kentridge.


Yale Opera to present its Fall Scenes
Yale News
An assortment of comic and tragic scenes from famous operas will be performed by students in the Yale Opera program on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and Nov. 8.


Yale recognizes outstanding staff with Linda K. Lorimer Awards
Yale News
On Oct. 28, President Salovey and Linda K. Lorimer presented 35 Yale staff members representing nine key initiatives with the Linda K. Lorimer Award for staff excellence and distinguished service to the university.


The ‘King of Horror’ as arts advocate: The Vincent Price papers at Yale
Yale News
Halloween is a time for haunted houses, hayrides, and horror films, a number of which were recently acquired by the Yale University Library in VHS format. The library also houses the papers of the “King of Horror” himself, Vincent Price ’33.


Book: The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology
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TODAY: Legal reporter Sarah Jeong to discuss "How to Cover a Futuristic Cybercrime Trial"
Yale News
Sarah Jeong, contributing editor to Motherboard, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Oct. 29 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism."How to Cover a Futuristic Cybercrime Trial" will take place at 4 p. m. in Rm. 101 of Linsly Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. The event is free and open to the public. Jeong...


Yale releases 2014-2015 financial report
Yale News
The university has published its financial report for 2014-2015, reporting $3.2 billion in operating expenses for the year ending June 30, 2015, an increase of 4.6% over the previous year. Yale also reported capital spending on facilities of $302 million.


Photographer George Tice to discuss his 60 years of image-making
Yale News
Veteran photographer George Tice, who has captured images of urban and rural settings across America, will speak at Yale on Wednesday, Nov. 4 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Leading expert on China in Africa to deliver the Coca-Cola World Fund lecture at Yale
Yale News
Deborah Bräutigam, a leading expert on China in Africa and the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at John Hopkins University, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 3.


‘On Being’ host Krista Tippett to discuss ‘The Art and Mystery of Living’
Yale News
Krista Tippett, host of the public radio show “On Being,” will speak on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 3, as part of the Yale Literature and Spirituality Series presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM).


In conversation: historian John Putnam Demos on the ‘ubiquitous’ nature of witchcraft
Yale News
Halloween — or All Hallows Eve — brings to mind images of ghosts, goblins, and, of course, witches.


Robots that teach us about ourselves
Yale News
By building robots, Yale scientists are developing new insights into how humans think and move.


Introducing the Yale Quantum Institute and the start of the ‘Second Information Age’
Yale News
With the push of a symbolic button, Yale’s innovative approach to quantum information science kicked into overdrive.


The Week Ender: Happenings Oct. 30-Nov. 1
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


U.S. senator speaks frankly about the Senate
Yale News
 “My hope is that with a new president and a new Congress, we will see a gradual return of folks who think that compromise is not only not a dirty word, but it’s what you get sent to Congress to do,” said Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) during a dean’s lecture held at Yale Law School on Oct. 15.


Many young heart attack patients, especially women, unaware of risk
Yale News
Only half of younger heart attack patients believed that they were at risk before the onset of an attack, and even fewer discussed health risks with their doctors, according to Yale School of Public Health researchers. The findings were more pronounced among women than men.


Book: Democracy and the Origins of the American Regulatory State
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Alumni winners of Wilbur Cross Medals to present public talks
Yale News
Four alumni and a former dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will receive Wilbur Cross Medals — the highest honor conferred by the school and its alumni association — on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The alumni will also present talks that day that are free and open to the public.


Advice from a Yale gardener: Don't be so quick to remove fall leaves
Yale News
Yale gardener Joseph Signore says mulching leaves, rather than removing them, could help deter grubs.


Yale and Lady Gaga host teens to talk about emotions
Yale News
The Yale Emotional Intelligence Center and the Born This Way Foundation, created by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, hosted teens from across the country to discuss the importance of emotions in school and life at the Emotion Revolution daylong summit at the Yale School of Management on Oct. 24.


Smallest galaxies are yielding big answers
Yale News
Faint light from hundreds of small, early galaxies may hold the key to our ability to see the rest of the universe. An international research team led by Yale University postdoctoral researcher Hakim Atek recently discovered more than 250 distant galaxies, including some of the faintest, smallest galaxies in the universe.


Koerner Center showcases ‘Real Portraits’ by its namesake
Yale News
The Henry Koerner Center for Emeritus Faculty is paying tribute to its namesake this fall with an exhibition titled “‘Real Portraits’: Time Covers by Henry Koerner.”


The Week Ender: Happenings Oct. 23-25
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Yale team identifies new giant tortoise species in Galapagos
Yale News
A few hundred giant tortoises living on one side of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos actually are a separate species from a second, larger population living less than 10 kilometers away, a new Yale-led genetic analysis has revealed.


Book: Medical Humanitarianism
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NPR’s Joe Palca to talk about ‘Science Communications’ as Poynter Fellow
Yale News
Joe Palca, science correspondent for NPR, will speak at Yale on Friday, Oct. 23 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Journalist Bob Woodward talks about Nixon’s criminality, freedom of speech, and his future hope
Yale News
During an Oct. 19 visit to campus, noted investigative journalist Bob Woodward ’65 asked the members of his audience at Yale Law School to name the most worrisome issue facing America and the nation’s future. 


Explore the redesigned Yale.edu
Yale News
Visitors to Yale.edu — the university’s virtual front door — will find a completely redesigned site, one that showcases the breadth of Yale’s educational and research initiatives, the depth of its collections, and the diversity of its community.


Terry Lectures will explore the memory of Darwin’s work and life
Yale News
Janet Browne, the Aramont Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, will be this year’s guest lecturer for the 2015 Dwight H. Terry Lecture series titled “Becoming Darwin: History, Memory, and Biography.”


Summit will showcase the innovative technologies used at Yale
Yale News
The second annual Yale Technology Summit —a showcase of innovative and emerging technologies used in teaching, research, entrepreneurial, and administrative activities at Yale — will take place on Friday, Oct. 30.


'Toward a Greener Diet': Food Day 2015 celebration at Yale
Yale News
Culinary and nutrition experts from Yale Hospitality and Dining, and the Yale Sustainable Food Project will join other chefs and nutritionists at the 2015 Food Day celebration at Yale, titled “The Four Pillars of Food.” The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place Saturday, Oct. 24 in front of Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Research in the news: Rise in lead exposure linked to firearms
Yale News
Individuals who use firearms for work or recreation may be at risk for toxic lead exposure, say Yale clinical investigators. Utilizing Connecticut Department of Public Health data, they report a rise in elevated blood-lead levels associated with the use and maintenance of firearms in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.


Susan Rice, Obama's national security adviser, is the next Chubb Fellow
Yale News
Susan Rice, national security adviser to President Barack Obama, will visit the campus as a Chubb Fellow on Tuesday, Oct. 27. As part of her visit, Rice will give a talk at 4 p.m. in Levinson Auditorium, Sterling Law Buildings, 127 Wall St.  The event is free and open to the public.


‘Careers, Life, and Yale’ brings back alumni to connect with current students
Yale News
Yalies from all over the world came back to campus on Oct. 17 as part of a new alumni-led program, “Careers, Life, and Yale.” The program was co-developed by the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA), Students and Alumni of Yale (STAY), and the Office of Career Strategy (OCS).


Four from Yale elected to National Academy of Medicine
Yale News
Four Yale faculty members were among 80 people worldwide elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), the academy announced Oct. 19.


Yale Quantum Institute to launch Oct. 23
Yale News
Quantum information science, hailed as one of the most exciting scientific fields of the 21st century, now has a home at Yale. The Yale Quantum Institute, a state-of-the-art research hub aimed at revolutionizing the way digital information is stored, processed, and safeguarded, will open on Friday, Oct. 23 with a formal ribbon cutting and a roster of events.


New synthetic offers a better glimpse into diabetes and the aging process
Yale News
A synthetic process developed at Yale University will allow researchers to study a key molecule involved in diabetes, inflammation, and human aging.


Rakich wins 2015 Packard Fellowship
Yale News
Peter T. Rakich, assistant professor of applied physics and physics, has been awarded a 2015 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, one of the largest nongovernmental fellowships in the United States.


Yale to host first statewide Young Professionals Symposium
Yale News
The Future Leaders of Yale organization is teaming up with Connecticut Young Professionals to host the first statewide Young Professionals Symposium (YPS) on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Yale University.


Yale sophomore finds empowerment in her time at sea
Yale News
Summer has given way to autumn, but for Yale undergraduate Alexandra Leone ’18, memories of July and August sunsets, stars, and ocean winds are vivid reminders of an experience that felt to her like “a dream come true.”


The Week Ender: Happenings Oct. 16-18
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Rare mutation may extend survival in lung cancer patients with brain metastases
Yale News
Most patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has metastasized to the brain have a dire prognosis. But Yale researchers have identified a subset of those patients with a rare genetic mutation who are living significantly longer than patients without the mutation.


‘Starry Night White House Watch Party’ looks to the sky from Leitner Observatory Oct. 19
Yale News
A constellation of stargazers soon will stretch from Yale’s Science Hill to the White House lawn. On Monday, Oct. 19, Yale will take part in a national Astronomy Night, intended to highlight advances in space exploration and stress the importance of expanding science opportunities for students and adults.


Defending an ‘Indecent’ play: ‘The God of Vengeance’ in the Yale University Library archives
Yale News
The controversial 1923 production of “The God of Vengeance” is the subject of “Indecent,” a new play with music that premiered last week at the Yale Repertory Theater. “Indecent” draws from materials in the Yale University Library.


West Campus art preservation lab tackles sticky fossil puzzle
Yale News
Paul Whitmore was barely a week into his job at Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage when he encountered a sticky dilemma. A type of glue used to bind and preserve fossils at the Peabody Museum of Natural History was reacting strangely with certain specimens.


Q&A with Marijeta Bozovic: On Belarusian author’s Nobel win and post-Cold War era of Slavic studies
Yale News
Marijeta Bozovic, assistant professor of the Department of Slavic Language and Literatures, and a specialist in 20th- and 21st-century Russian and South Slavic literature and culture, discusses Nobel Prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich’s work, a new era in Slavic cultural studies, and the importance of the humanities.


Drama school opens season with ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’
Yale News
Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth,” a tale about an American family faced with one disaster after another, will open the Yale School of Drama’s fall season.


Book: Picture Titles: How and Why Western Paintings Acquired Their Names
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Pioneer Yale classes of ’71, ’72, and ’73 innovate anew with cluster reunion
Yale News
More than 200 alumni, family, friends, and guests  came to New Haven and campus Oct. 1-3 for the first joint, mini-reunion of three sequential Yale College classes: 1971, 1972  and 1973.


Study: Elevated organic compounds in Pennsylvania drinking water from hydraulic fracturing surface operations, not gas wells
Yale News
In the largest study of its kind, a Yale-led investigation found no evidence that trace contamination of organic compounds in drinking water wells near the Marcellus Shale in northeastern Pennsylvania came from deep hydraulic fracturing shale horizons, underground storage tanks, well casing failures, or surface waste containment ponds.


Yale-NUS celebrates opening of its permanent campus
Yale News
Yale-NUS College celebrated the opening of its permanent campus with an international symposium and an inauguration ceremony on Oct. 11–12.


Exploring and engaging: Thousands attend second annual Founders Day
Yale News
More than 1,500 faculty, students, and staff explored campus venues and engaged with members of the community outside their own offices, classrooms, and laboratories on Oct. 7, during the second annual Founders Day.


Volkswagen emissions scandal the topic of a SOM panel
Yale News
The implications of the Volkswagen emissions scandal on environmental regulation, corporate risk, and consumers was the focus of a panel on Oct. 12.


Drug cuts mortality rate after stroke, trial finds
Yale News
An existing drug administered intravenously reduces the chances of dying from major stroke by 60%, according to results of a phase II trial announced Oct. 9 at the annual Neurocritical Care Society meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.


In conversation: Karen Nakamura on 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Yale News
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the most comprehensive federal civil-rights statute protecting the rights of people with disabilities, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.


Yale conference examines role of pigs in human society
Yale News
“Pig-Out: Hogs and Humans in Global and Historical Context,” an international conference being hosted by the Yale Program in Agrarian Studies Oct. 16-18, will examine the role of pigs in human society.


Research in the news: Putting the lid on the proteasome, the cell’s garbage disposal
Yale News
A team of Yale researchers is using advanced chemistry and imaging technology to describe the composition of proteasomes, considered the cell’s garbage disposals.


West Campus solar array to generate 1.6 million kilowatt hours of electricity yearly
Yale News
Yale University has begun to augment its renewable energy sources with electricity generated by a one-megawatt AC output photovoltaic solar array on roof space at the university’s West Campus.


Internationally renowned artist and photojournalist Wei Leng Tay to discuss her work
Yale News
Wei Leng Tay, a Hong Kong- and Singapore-based artist and photojournalist, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, Oct. 13 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. “A Conversation with Wei Leng Tay” will take place twice: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3:20 p.m. in Rm. G32 of the Yale School of Art, 1156 Chapel St. The event is free and open to the public.


Writers Buckley, Singer, Mayer, and Tierney to discuss ‘Things I Learned from William Zinsser’
Yale News
Four alumni authors will pay tribute to a late Yale professor during the panel “Things I Learned from William Zinsser,” which will take place at Yale on Wednesday, Oct. 14 in honor of the late writer. The event is sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.


Zedillo presents lectureships honoring the lives of two global economists
Yale News
Professor Ernesto Zedillo, the Frederick Iseman ’74 Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and former president of Mexico, was invited to deliver the Mahbub-ul-Haq Memorial Lecture at Georgetown University on Sept. 11, and the inaugural Ma Yinchu Memorial Lecture at Tianjin University on Oct. 2.


Tree of life of birds almost complete
Yale News
Cardinals and woodpeckers evolved from a hawk-like ancestor and most of the world’s water birds also appear to be a close-knit group, indicating one avian lineage quickly adapted to aquatic environments after most of the dinosaurs died out at the end of the Cretaceous period.


Russian-Ukrainian war to be explored in Poynter talk
Yale News
Maxim Eristavi, an independent journalist and co-founder of Hromadske International, will speak at Yale on the topic “Inside the Russian-Ukrainian War” on Tuesday, Oct. 13 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


New York Times reporter to discuss news in the digital era
Yale News
Louise Story, staff reporter at The New York Times, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, Oct. 13 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Experts urge Yale to take a leading role in the child refugee crisis
Yale News
As the global child refugee crisis intensifies, Yale convened experts from various global organizations on Oct. 5 to better understand the crisis, the challenges NGOs face, and how Yale can help address it.


Research in the news: Scientists identify potential therapeutic target for pulmonary hypertension
Yale News
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. As a prime example, pulmonary hypertension is especially lethal, with one-half of patients dying within three years of being diagnosed. Yale researchers have uncovered a novel cell type that is essential to the development of pulmonary hypertension and promises to lead to improved therapies.


Research in the news: Yale team identifies tiny RNA that controls cholesterol
Yale News
High levels of LDL cholesterol — the “bad” cholesterol — increase the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. A Yale-led research team has identified an RNA molecule that plays an important role in regulating cholesterol. Therapeutic targeting of this non-coding RNA markedly reduces LDL while boosting HDL, the good cholesterol.


Smoking cessation drug proves initially more effective for women
Yale News
The most effective prescription drug used to quit smoking initially helps women more than men, according to a Yale School of Medicine study


Yale School of Music presents prima ballerina in performance and conversation
Yale News
Uliana Lopatkina, the highly celebrated prima ballerina at the Kirov Ballet/Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia, will visit the Yale School of Music for a residency Oct. 13–15. There will be three events highlighting Lopatkina’s distinguished career, all of which are free and open to the public. They will also be streamed live on the School of Music’s website, and will take place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall, 470 College St.


Book: Apocalypse, Prophecy, and Pseudepigraphy
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President of Malawi discusses the democratization of Malawi and Africa
Yale News
Peter Mutharika ’66 LL.M., ’69 J.S.D. returned to Yale on Oct. 1 for the first time since being elected president of Malawi to take part in the Hakeem & Myma Belo-Osagie Forum on Contemporary Africa and the Yale Africa Initiative. During his visit, he gave a lecture at the Yale Law School titled “Democratization and Economic Self-Determination in Africa.”


Yale Police officers honored for life-saving actions
Yale News
Six officers in the Yale Police Department were recently honored for acts of bravery while helping to save the lives of others, announced Chief Ronnell Higgins in his Campus Beat newsletter.


Yale School of Art presents work discovered in studio of Robert Reed, artist and educator
Yale News
This fall the Yale School of Art will present an exhibition of approximately 30 works discovered in the New Haven studio of renowned artist Robert Reed (1938–2014) B.A. ’60 M.F.A. ’62, a professor of painting at Yale for nearly 50 years. "Robert Reed: Non-Stop Paintings," will be on view at the school’s Green Hall Gallery, 1156 Chapel St., from Oct. 12 through Nov. 12, 2015. The show is free and open to the public.


Yale scientist joins U.S. Nobel Conference to address addiction treatment
Yale News
To speak to the topic of “Addiction: Exploring the Science and Experience of an Equal Opportunity Condition,” Yale School of Medicine’s Michael V. Pantalon will join a panel of experts at the 51st Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. on Oct. 6-7.


Research in the news: Yale expert explores use of antibiotics at end of life
Yale News
Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are often administered to terminally ill patients. But given widespread concern about antibiotic resistance, this common practice should be reconsidered by providers, patients, and families, according to a Yale researcher.


Founder's Day events Oct. 7 to celebrate Yale’s past, present, and future
Yale News
This month marks the 314th anniversary of Yale’s founding, and Yale Secretary and Vice President for Student Life Kimberly Goff-Crews notes that it’s an occasion meant to be marked.


World’s longest rowing boat to visit Yale
Yale News
Here’s the perfect opportunity to row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row, row your boat.


Live webcast and panel discussion will examine the Chinese-U.S. relationship
Yale News
To help Americans better understand the complex U.S.-China relationship and the growing role of Chinese investment, Yale’s Council on East Asian Studies and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations are sponsoring a live webcast address on Monday, Oct. 5, featuring former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin; Thomasville, Alabama Mayor Sheldon Day, whose city is the location of a major Chinese-owned factory; and Daniel Rosen, founding partner of the Rhodium Group. A panel discussion will follow the webcast.


In Memoriam: Dr. Edwin C. Cadman
Yale News
Dr. Edwin C. Cadman, who from 1985 to 1994 served as chair of the Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine, died on Sept. 23 of a neurodegenerative disease. He was 70 years old, and died in Corvallis, Oregon.


School of Architecture symposium to explore ‘A Constructed World’
Yale News
“A Constructed World,” the J. Irwin Miller Symposium, will take place starting today, Oct. 1, in Hastings Hall at the Yale School of Architecture, 180 York St. 


Yale affiliates to show their artistic creations during City Wide Open Studios
Yale News
Undergraduate Sophie Ruehr whose sculpted pieces range from whimsical ceramic mugs to tree swings and Yale World Fellow and noted Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera are among the hundreds of artists participating in the 18th annual City Wide Open Studios (CWOS), the largest celebration of the visual arts in the region.


Q&A with Marcia Inhorn: IVF sojourners in Dubai
Yale News
Millions of people visit Dubai each year on business and for pleasure. While Dubai has emerged as a global hub city for commerce and tourism, it also is becoming an international center for medical care, including in vitro fertilization (IVF).


Videos reveal how HIV spreads in real time
Yale News
How retroviruses like HIV spread in their hosts had been unknown — until a Yale team devised a way to watch it actually happen in a living organism. The elaborate and sometimes surprising steps the virus takes to reach and spread in the lymph nodes of a mouse have been captured on videos and described in the Oct. 2 issue of the journal Science.


The Week Ender: Happenings Oct. 2-4
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Yale School of Medicine uses ResearchKit App to assess heart conditions
Yale News
Imagine being able to contribute to research about heart problems affecting children and adults with an iPhone app. That idea is now a reality with today’s launch of the Yale Cardiomyopathy Index, an iPhone-based clinical study.


Yale professors awarded White House BRAIN Initiative grant
Yale News
Two Yale School of Medicine professors have received a federal grant supported by President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative. In 2014, the White House announced over $300 million in new investments to support public and private efforts that would “revolutionize” understanding of the brain and brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, and autism, among others.


Research in the news: Catalogue of human genetic variation revealed
Yale News
A massive effort to study human genetic variation has ended with publication of two papers in the Sept. 30 issue of the journal Nature that catalogue the genomes of more than 2,500 people representing 26 different populations across the globe.


Yale hosts panel on the global child refugee crisis
Yale News
Representatives from some of the world’s largest development, aid, and relief agencies will convene at Yale for a campus-wide working session to address the global child refugee crisis.


Two Yale alumnae win MacArthur Foundation grants
Yale News
Historian Marina Rustow ’90 and set designer Mimi Lien ’97 have won 2015 MacArthur Fellowships.


First ever CAAS Fellowships awarded to two graduate students
Yale News
Graduate students Elisabeth Becker and Zlatko Minev have won the inaugural CAAS Fellowship for 2015-2016. The award was chosen by the deans of the graduate schools and is administered by the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (CAAS).


Book: Allegiance
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Q&A with David Bromwich: 50 years of the National Endowment for the Humanities
Yale News
Fifty years ago today President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965. The law created the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), providing the United States with its first national cultural agency. The aim of the NEH was to preserve the country’s history and cultural heritage, and encourage and support scholarship and innovation in humanities disciplines including history, archaeology, philosophy, and literature.


From Yale, a new sunblock that doesn’t penetrate the skin
Yale News
Researchers at Yale have developed a sunscreen that doesn’t penetrate the skin, eliminating serious health concerns associated with commercial sunscreens.


'Slow Readers, Fast Thinkers: It Takes a Dyslexic Brain' conference to be held Oct. 9
Yale News
Why would one of America’s most renowned attorneys; a prominent cardiac surgeon and CEO of a major medical center; the creative head of one of Hollywood’s top talent agencies; an Academy Award-winning producer; and one of the nation’s leading economic forecasters all come together at the same brain meets real life conference?


Pioneer in ‘immersive journalism’ to speak as a Poynter Fellow
Yale News
Nonny de la Peña, senior research fellow at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School, will speak at Yale on Wednesday, Sept. 30 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Book: Stop, Think, Act
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Huffington Post editor to visit as a Poynter Fellow
Yale News
Chloe S. Angyal, senior front-page editor at the Huffington Post, will speak at Yale on Friday, Oct. 2 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Architect Deborah Berke to be next dean of Yale School of Architecture
Yale News
Deborah Berke, architect and founder of the New York-based design firm Deborah Berke Partners, will be the next dean of the Yale School of Architecture, announced President Peter Salovey in a message to the Yale community. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2016.


Lewis Walpole Library exhibit to explore satires of ‘unruly’ women
Yale News
Characterized by comically grotesque figures performing lewd and vulgar actions, bawdy humor provided a poignant vehicle to target a variety of political and social issues in 18th-century Britain. A new exhibition at the Lewis Walpole Library (LWL) explores the use of this humorous but derisive strategy toward the regulation of female behavior.


One supermoon-harvest moon-total lunar eclipse, coming up at Yale observatory
Yale News
Yale’s Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium will be keeping an eye on the total lunar eclipse this weekend, and the public is invited.


The Week Ender: Happenings Sept. 25-27
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Yale and MAD join forces to lead new discourse for chefs
Yale News
Yale University and MAD, a Danish non-profit dedicated to improving food culture, today announced a partnership to develop a new leadership institute for chefs. This program, to be piloted next spring at Yale, will help create and curate new discussions among leading chefs as their influence continues to develop past the walls of the restaurant.


Of brains and bones: How hunger neurons control bone mass
Yale News
In an advance that helps clarify the role of a cluster of neurons in the brain, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that these neurons not only control hunger and appetite, but also regulate bone mass.


Investment return of 11.5% brings Yale endowment value to $25.6 billion
Yale News
Yale’s endowment earned an 11.5% investment return (net of all fees) for the year ending June 30, 2015. The endowment value grew from $23.9 billion on June 30, 2014, to $25.6 billion on June 30, 2015, net of spending that supports faculty salaries, student scholarships, and other expenses. The University benefited from investment gains of approximately $2.6 billion. 


Research in the news: Yale scientists devise new platform to view metabolism
Yale News
Metabolism is essential for the maintenance of life, in organisms ranging from yeast to humans. To deepen understanding of metabolism and its role in diseases such as type 2 diabetes, Yale researchers have developed a new analytical platform they call MIMOSA. Their research published online Sept. 24 in Cell Metabolism.


Research in the news: Rested and alert: Science searches for optimal mental state
Yale News
The search for optimum mental performance may lead to a quiet peaceful spot, Yale neuroscientists say. Researchers at Yale and colleagues have investigated the brain state that gives rise to optimal mental performance — the neurological sweet spot between sleep and counterproductive hyper-arousal. 


The world’s nitrogen fixation, explained
Yale News
Yale University scientists may have cracked a part of the chemical code for one of the most basic, yet mysterious, processes in the natural world — nature’s ability to transform nitrogen from the air into usable nitrogen compounds.


Yale Rep begins its new season with world premiere of 'Indecent'
Yale News
“Indecent,” a new play about an older play which artists risked their lives and careers to perform, will open the Yale Repertory Theatre’s new season. It runs Oct. 2-24.


‘Flipped’ science class helps women, those with lower GPA, study shows
Yale News
Physical chemistry students given most course content outside of the classroom scored 12% higher on exams than counterparts in more traditional classes where students listened to lectures, a new study by researchers at the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (U-Mass) shows.


Windham-Campbell prizewinners to gather at Yale for international literary festival
Yale News
The Windham-Campbell Prizes has announced the full schedule for its third annual literary festival, taking place at Yale from Sept. 28 through Oct. 1.


New Program on Climate Change and Health at Yale School of Public Health
Yale News
In response to the growing health threat posed by climate change, Yale School of Public Health has created a new program — Climate Change and Health @Yale — to train future public health leaders to search for innovative solutions.


Enjoy Youth Day at the Yale Bowl as Yale plays Cornell
Yale News
The annual Youth Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, as the football team takes on Cornell in Yale’s Ivy League opener.


Yale students build second affordable home in New Haven’s West River Neighborhood
Yale News
Yale School of Architecture students and faculty, city officials, and community partners will gather on Monday, Oct. 5 to dedicate a new home designed and built by Yale students as part of the Jim Vlock First Year Building Project.


Solving the problem of sea ice thickness distribution using molecular concepts
Yale News
Yale University scientists have answered a 40-year-old question about Arctic ice thickness by treating the ice floes of the frozen seas like colliding molecules in a fluid or gas.


Global burden of leptospirosis is greater than thought, and growing
Yale News
The global burden of a tropical disease known as leptospirosis is far greater than previously estimated, resulting in more than 1 million new infections and nearly 59,000 deaths annually, a new international study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found.


Sept. 22: Learn how service dogs make life ‘Paws-able’ at Yale
Yale News
For Madison Papir ’19, life at Yale would not be possible without the help of her dog Isha, a German Shepherd.


“Japan at the Crossroads” project launched at the MacMillan Center at Yale
Yale News
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, with support from the Japan Foundation's Center for Global Partnership, has launched Japan at the Crossroads: Yale Project on Japan’s Politics and Diplomacy, a five-year effort aimed deepening and broadening the understanding of Japan and its global challenges among Yale students, scholars, faculty, and visitors on campus.


A ‘home run’ approach: Yale lab finds new ways to synthesize HIV inhibitor
Yale News
Yale University chemists have created a new process for synthesizing an organic, nitrogen-based compound that inhibits HIV.


Yale celebrates Constitution Day
Yale News
Sept. 17, 2015 marks the 226th year since the adoption of the U.S. Constitution — at 4,400 words, the oldest and shortest written constitution of any major government in the world.


The Week Ender: Happenings Sept. 18-20
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Videos to examine 'Climate Change in Connecticut'
Yale News
In the run up to the Nov. 30 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, YaleNews will present a series of videos looking at various aspects of climate change happening in the shores and natural habitats that surround us here in Connecticut. This debut video looks at how Connecticut residents...


Book: Cosmopolitan Conceptions
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Film documents daughters’ musical gift to honor their father, a Yale alumnus and WWII veteran
Yale News
A screening of the film “Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio” which tells the story of the oratorio created by the daughters of Yale School of Medicine graduate and World War II veteran Dr. John K. Meneely Jr., will take place on Monday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. in the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St.


Yale research suggests good rules can instill ‘habits of virtue’
Yale News
Rules that encourage cooperative behavior lead people to develop altruistic responses even in new contexts, a new Yale-led research found. This spillover effect suggests it is possible for organizations or even entire cultures to foster “habits of virtue.”


Yale’s David Mayhew to give Henry L. Stimson Lectures on ‘The Imprint of Congress’ at the MacMillan Center
Yale News
David R. Mayhew, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Yale University, who is widely considered one of the leading scholars on the American Congress, will give a series of three lectures in September on “The Imprint of Congress” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs.


Founders Day Instagram challenge seeks #InspiringYale images on Oct. 7
Yale News
This year’s Founders Day on Wednesday, Oct. 7 will feature the third annual #InspiringYale Instagram Challenge.


Peter Crane to step down as dean of F&ES
Yale News
Peter Crane, the Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Sciences (F&ES), will step down from that post on June 30, 2016, President Peter Salovey announced in an email to the F&ES community.


Alumna Hilary McQuaide of Yik Yak to be Poynter Fellow.
Yale News
Hilary McQuaide, director of communications at Yik Yak, Inc., will speak at Yale on Tuesday Sept. 15 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Come tour the Schwarzman Center — bring your imaginations and your ideas
Yale News
Members of the campus community are invited to attend two open houses at the Schwarzman Center on Sept. 15 and 16 to learn more about the project to create Yale’s first university-wide student center, tour the facility, and meet members of the advisory committee.


Colonial dams changed predator and prey in Connecticut lakes
Yale News
New England colonists didn’t plan to create an evolution laboratory when they dammed the region’s waterways, but these man-made barriers have spurred pronounced changes in both predator fish and the prey they eat, a Yale-led research team has found.


'In the End ...': Reflections on the anniversary of 9/11
Yale News
Yale student Sam Hussain presented the following address at the Sept. 11 ceremony honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks in 2001.


Documentary celebrates the life of music theorist Allen Forte
Yale News
“Music Makes a Better Person,” a documentary celebrating the life and contributions of the late longtime Yale faculty member Allen Forte, is now available on YouTube.


Yale announces new programs to promote student mental health and wellness
Yale News
New programs and resources aimed at promoting the mental health and wellness of Yale students have been launched this fall.


Guidelines for political campaign activity at Yale
Yale News
The political campaign season is well underway. While Yale University is committed to the free expression of ideas and opinions by its faculty, staff, and students, and encourages members of the campus community to participate in the political process, federal law prohibits tax-exempt educational institutions from participating in campaigns on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.


A snapshot of the summer with Yale Conferences & Events
Yale News
When students leave for the summer the campus takes on a whole new feeling. Thousands of people from around the nation and the world converge on New Haven to enjoy and take advantage of Yale’s vast resources. Chances are, if you were around this summer, you ran into some of these groups as they crisscrossed the campus on their way to classes, meals, and summer programs.  


Research in the news: The search for exceptional rings
Yale News
Optics research just got a bit more exceptional, and the world may benefit.


At the South Pole: Searching for extragalactic neutrinos and dark matter in the Antarctic Ice
Yale News
Yale University physicists are part of two international research efforts at the South Pole — the IceCube Collaboration and DM-Ice — that have announced new observations on cosmic neutrinos and the nature of dark matter.


Carnegie Grant to support 'New Directions in Russian Studies'
Yale News
The Russian Studies Project that was launched in January 2015 at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has been awarded $200,000 by Carnegie Corporation of New York to focus on “New Directions in Russian Studies.”


Conversations about Calhoun College open with look at the history behind the name
Yale News
“Calhoun College: What’s in a Name?” — the first in a series of events about whether the college should be renamed due to its namesake’s fierce pro-slavery stance — took place on Sept. 9 at a tea hosted by Calhoun College Master Julia Adams.


Block party celebrates the many cultures of Yale students and staff
Yale News
The 2015 Multicultural New Haven Block Party, an annual community event that promotes and celebrates Yale and its home city’s diversity, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, noon-4 p.m. in the courtyard of the Kline Biology Tower, 219 Prospect St.


Cultural Connections promotes ‘interconnectedness’ as freshmen transition to life at Yale
Yale News
More than 130 students arrived on campus a week early this summer to participate in the pre-orientation program Cultural Connections. The program ran from Aug. 22 to Aug. 27.


Research in the news: Tackling chronic diseases in poor countries
Yale News
The health problems that have long plagued people in the West — heart disease, diabetes, cancer — are on the rise globally. Yale researchers examine the growing problem of chronic disease in poor countries in the September issue of the journal Health Affairs.


Researchers transform recoded cells into factories that produce novel proteins
Yale News
A Yale research team led by Jesse Rinehart and their colleagues at Northwestern University has improved ways to use genetically recoded organisms to produce a host of valuable new protein products that may pave the way for improved cancer drugs. 


Visible wealth makes economic inequality worse, experiments show
Yale News
The economic gap between the rich and poor becomes even wider when the inequality is made visible, a new Yale University study says.


College Night on Broadway returns Friday with activities and discounts for students
Yale News
College Night on Broadway, an event held each September by the Broadway Merchant’s Association and The Shops at Yale, will take place on Friday, Sept. 11 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the Broadway District.


Estrogen, shrubbery, and the sex ratio of suburban frogs
Yale News
Green frogs in the suburbs are seeing a gender revolution.


E-cigs work well with pot too, teenagers find
Yale News
E-cigarettes not only vaporize nicotine, but they work with marijuana as well, American teenagers are discovering.


Research in the news: Definition of acute kidney injury may misclassify patients
Yale News
Yale researchers found that the current definition of acute kidney injury may be causing patients without the condition to be misclassified.


Yale to mark 14th anniversary of 9/11 attacks with ceremony on Beinecke Plaza
Yale News
Yale will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m. on Beinecke Plaza.


Chef Alice Waters to receive National Humanities Medal
Yale News
Alice Waters, renowned chef and a founder of the Yale Sustainable Food Program, will be awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on Sept. 10.


The Week Ender: Happenings Sept. 4-6
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Fall 2015 Franke Lectures to examine ‘film masterpieces’
Yale News
The fall 2015 Franke Lectures in the Humanities will examine masterpieces in film in conjunction with the seminar “Interpreting Film Masterpieces,” co-taught by Dudley Andrew and David Bromwich. Open to the New Haven public, the series will feature screenings of 14 selected American and European films.


Provost welcomes new faculty with family pizza-making, tennis, and more
Yale News
Provost Benjamin Polak and other members of the Yale leadership recently welcomed more than 40 new faculty members from various schools to the Yale community.


Book: Is This America? Katrina as Cultural Trauma
Yale News
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Seeing the forest and the trees, all 3 trillion of them
Yale News
A new Yale-led study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number of trees has plummeted by roughly 46% since the start of human civilization, the study estimates.


Research in the news: Eunotosaurus has the early word on turtles
Yale News
There’s a twist in the turtle timeline. Thanks to new fossil evidence, paleontologists are able to prove that turtles share a recent common ancestor with birds and crocodiles. The discovery may settle a longstanding argument among scientists about the origins of turtles.


Yale Cabaret announces the start of its 48th season
Yale News
The Yale Cabaret has announced the opening three plays of its 48th season: a romantic comedy, a dark mystery, and a collaboration between Yale School of Drama, Art, and Music students. The rest of the season will be announced in late September.


Book: Africa at a Fork in the Road
Yale News
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Yale launches health survey to curb chronic disease in New Haven
Yale News
Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at Yale School of Public Health will announced plans to launch a health survey of residents in six New Haven neighborhoods at a press conference on Monday, Aug. 31, in City Hall.


SOM to host conference on the ‘Future of Finance’
Yale News
The International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management will host a “Future of Finance” conference at Evans Hall Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 9-10. The conference participants will discuss ways that finance can be used to address major social and economic issues.


Smilow’s ‘Dream Cloud’ exhibit showcases the healing power of art
Yale News
The Smilow Cancer Hospital has installed a new exhibit in its front lobby titled “Dream Cloud,” featuring over 700 panels made from patients, their families, and hospital staff. The exhibit is on display through the end of October.


Yale’s newest freshmen have diverse backgrounds and interests, but the same zest for learning
Yale News
The 1,364 members of the Yale Class of 2019 have arrived. “By nearly every metric, the Class of 2019 is the most diverse in the history of Yale College,” says Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway.


They’re the top: Yalies in the Guinness Book of World Records
Yale News
There have been Yalies in the White House and the Supreme Court. Yalies have also found their way into the "Guinness Book of World Records", which celebrated its 60th anniversary on Aug. 27, when the first copy was bound.


Exhibition explores the often-overlooked role of ceramics in 20th-century art
Yale News
“The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art,” a new exhibition re-examining the contributions made by artists working in clay during the second half of the 20th century, will be on view at the Yale University Art Gallery Sept. 4-Jan. 3.


Yale Cancer Center receives $11 million from National Cancer Institute for lung cancer research
Yale News
Armed with an $11 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven will launch a new research program in non-small cell lung cancer, one of the world’s most prevalent and lethal forms of cancer.


While you were away: Summer stories revisited
Yale News
Even as students took a break from academics, Yale remained as busy as ever this summer. From new faculty appointments to repurposing a miracle arthritis drug to Connecticut’s largest U.S. naturalization ceremony, there was plenty to talk about since Commencement. Catch up with some of the summer’s hottest stories and discover new ones at YaleNews.


Research in the news: Study reveals new way to ‘rewire’ immune cells to slow tumor growth
Yale News
Inside a tumor, immune cells and cancer cells battle for survival. The advantage may go to the cells that metabolize the most glucose, say Yale researchers who have identified a new way to boost immune response by metabolically “rewiring” immune cells.


One in four hepatitis C patients denied initial approval for drug treatment
Yale News
Nearly one in four patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) are denied initial approval for a drug therapy that treats the most common strain of the infection, according to a Yale School of Medicine study.


To new graduate students: Welcome and explore the many Yale resources to further your studies and career
Yale News
With morning sunlight streaming through the tall windows of Sprague Hall and a brass ensemble playing, President Peter Salovey and Graduate School Dean Lynn Cooley warmly welcomed Yale’s 580 newest graduate students to campus.


Jackson Institute for Global Affairs announces Senior Fellows for 2015-2016
Yale News
An economist, two ambassadors, and the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Middle East Policy will join 11 returning Senior Fellows at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs in 2015-2016.


Research in the news: Yale scientists develop novel technique for kidney research
Yale News
One in four patients treated with the widely used anti-cancer drug cisplatin develop chronic kidney disease. To better understand how the treatment leads to kidney damage, and possibly prevent it, a team of researchers at Yale School of Medicine developed a new 3D-imaging technique to peer deep into these vital organs.


Yale architecture exhibition takes on global problem: Envisioning the ‘City of 7 billion’
Yale News
A new exhibition at the Yale School of Architecture will consider the impact of population growth and resource consumption by examining the entire world as a single urban entity.


Book: Beautiful, Simple, Exact, Crazy
Yale News
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First person: The clash of cultures
Yale News
Abraham Megentta, an instructor at the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, has worked in many international settings, and offers advice to those who travel and work outside their home country.


A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired
Yale News
Combine mechanical engineering, experimental theater, and an old dark church, and you’re bound to get some interesting results — a new navigation device, for instance.


‘Casey at the Bat’: How a ‘folkloric icon’ lives on at Yale, and in the popular imagination
Yale News
Lawrence Manley, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English, talks about "Casey at the Bat," popular poetry, the importance of language, and his favorite baseball team.


Tennis hopefuls: Yalies to compete for slots in U.S. Open and Connecticut Open
Yale News
Two members of the Yale women’s tennis team will vie for a chance to play in the U.S. Open and the Connecticut Open during the New Haven tennis tournament.


First annual New Haven Grand Prix coming in September
Yale News
On Sept. 18, professional cycling comes to New Haven for the first-ever New Haven Grand Prix, announced New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program.


Book: Ficino in Spain
Yale News
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Five tales of summer in the city by Yale President’s Public Service Fellows
Yale News
This summer, 32 undergraduate and graduate/professional students stayed in New Haven as part of the Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship (PPSF).


You’d never know it wasn’t Bach (or even human)
Yale News
Donya Quick, a lecturer in computer science, has developed a program to create music for her — original, never-before-heard music that sophisticated listeners have mistaken for the fruit of a sublime human sensibility.


Works by experimental American photographer Donald Blumberg featured in exhibition
Yale News
Works by American photographer Donald Blumberg, who first gained national attention with his series of photographs of worshippers in front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, are featured in a new exhibition opening Aug. 21 at the Yale University Art Gallery.


Special days and nights at the Connecticut Open
Yale News
You really don’t have to be a tennis fan to have fun at the Connecticut Open (although it certainly helps). In addition to nine days of on-court action, the all-women’s tennis tournament features food, music, and fun for people of all ages — plus special fan appreciation events. Here is a look at some of the special happenings at the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies, taking place Aug. 21–29 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, located on Derby Avenue.


Yale’s Creative Writing Program: ‘A center for literature as a living art’
Yale News
Susan Choi ’90 may be the author of four critically-acclaimed novels, the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, and a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, but that didn’t lessen the thrill that she felt when she was invited to return to her alma mater to teach in its Creative Writing Program. 


Yale team sheds light on century-old biochemical mystery
Yale News
Given plenty of glucose and oxygen, yeast and cancer cells do not burn it all to produce energy but convert much of it to the byproducts ethanol and lactate, respectively.


Q&A with Eitan Hersh: how campaigns use data to target voters
Yale News
“Hacking the Electorate: How Campaigns Perceive Voters,” a new book by Yale political scientist Eitan D. Hersh, examines how political campaigns use data to target voters.


‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’: As seen through the eyes of Salvador Dalí
Yale News
150 years ago, Lewis Carroll published “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” — commonly known as “Alice in Wonderland.” The book tells that story of a girl named Alice who falls through a rabbit hole and finds herself in a fantasy world surrounded by whimsical characters.


A better view of the Rockies, thanks to a geological feature in Peru
Yale News
Scientists are getting an unprecedented look at a geological process in South America that mirrors the formation of America’s Rocky Mountains.


President Salovey honored by the American Psychological Association
Yale News
President Peter Salovey is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Contribution Award by a Senior Professional from the Division of Health Psychology, the American Psychological Association (APA) announced at its annual convention on Aug. 8.


Five alumni to be honored at annual alumni assembly for their service to Yale
Yale News
Five individuals have been selected by the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) to receive the 2015 Yale Medal at the AYA Assembly LXXV in November. This year’s recipients are R. Kemerer (Kem) Edwards ’49, Melanie A. Ginter ’78, ‘81 M.S., Steve Scher ’56, ’66 Ph.D., Theodore (Ted) Shen ’66, and Barbara Wagner ’73.


Summer programs bring together students and alumni to build career networks in D.C. and beyond
Yale News
Every year, the Office of Career Strategy (OCS) coordinates events for Yale students working and living in the summertime in New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. These efforts began in 2005 with the Yale in Washington, D.C. program, which has become a full-feature extracurricular program for the hundreds of Yale undergraduates and recent graduates spending their summers in the nation’s capital


Brain abnormalities are present even before onset of schizophrenia
Yale News
Even before the onset of schizophrenia, irregularities in key brain areas are already present in individuals at higher risk of developing psychosis, a Yale-led study shows.


Psychologist’s memoir is a tale of misdiagnosis, mistreatment, and healing
Yale News
For more than half of her life, Annita Perez Sawyer ’71 B.A., ’81 Ph.D. led a “double life,” keeping her troubled past a secret from all but a few people.


Research in the news: New simple proteins play active role in cellular function
Yale News
Yale scientists have developed simple new proteins almost devoid of chemical diversity that still play a surprisingly active and specific role in cellular function, causing cells to act like cancer cells, they report Aug. 10 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Yale CIO David Swensen awarded Frankel Fiduciary Prize
Yale News
The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard has awarded its 2015 Frankel Fiduciary Prize to David Swensen, Yale’s chief investment officer (CIO).


Workshop aims to give criminal justice professionals tools to reduce crime
Yale News
Making social network analysis comprehensible and useable for police and others working to reduce violent crimes is the focus of a workshop that will take place on campus Aug. 11-12 at the Yale Institute for Network Science.


Search committee for School of Public Health dean announced
Yale News
A search committee has been established to seek a successor to Paul Cleary, who has been dean of the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) for nine years, President Salovey and Medical School Dean Robert J. Alpern announced in an email to the YSPH community


Chronicles of disaster: Hiroshima in the Yale University Library archives
Yale News
On Aug. 6, 1945, an atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima, destroying the city and killing tens of thousands of people. Three days later, a second bomb exploded over Nagasaki. Yale community members played important roles in surveying the devastation and describing the bomb’s human toll.


Sorting through thickets of stars in elliptical galaxies far, far away
Yale News
A Yale University astronomer has helped untangle the cosmic knots of stars at the center of giant, elliptical galaxies.


Research in the news: Understanding the firefly’s glow
Yale News
Researchers at Yale, Connecticut College, and the University of Buffalo have determined the chemical processes at play when a firefly converts the chemicals in its body into a backyard light show. It’s a scientific riddle that has taken some 60 years to explain.


Alumnus artist Titus Kaphar creates, connects, and builds community in New Haven
Yale News
Titus Kaphar is helping a new generation of creators find their artistic voice — both through the Summer Apprentice Program at Artspace in the Ninth Square and throughout New Haven


Obamamania in Kenya: the view from Nairobi
Yale News
Eddie Mandhry, director for Africa in the Yale Office of International Affairs and a Kenyan national, he was back in his home country when President Barak Obama visited. Here, Mandhry shares his own thoughts about the presidential visit and reflections from three Yale alumni in Kenya.


Sarah E. Insley to be next dean of Branford College
Yale News
Sarah E. Insley will be the next dean of Branford College, announced Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway in an email to the Branford community on July 8. Insley moved into Branford on July 27.


Alumnus Karl Franz Williams to raise Anchor once again (the bar, that is)
Yale News
Yale University Properties has signed a lease agreement with Yale alumnus Karl Franz Williams for the former Anchor space at 272 College St. in New Haven. The new establishment, which will maintain the name The Anchor, will also preserve the façade of the building.


A marked improvement in health and healthcare for Medicare patients
Yale News
In a 15-year study of older Medicare patients, Yale School of Medicine researchers saw an estimated 20% drop in mortality, about 30% fewer hospitalizations, and 40% reduction in deaths after hospitalization.


Dust pillars of destruction reveal impact of cosmic wind on galaxy evolution
Yale News
Astronomers have long known that powerful cosmic winds can sometimes blow through galaxies, sweeping out interstellar material and stopping future star formation. Now they have a clearer snapshot of how it happens.


Harold W. Scheffler: anthropologist illuminated fundamental patterns of kinship
Yale News
Harold W. Scheffler, professor emeritus of anthropology 1963-2008, died peacefully at his home in New Haven on July 24.  He was 83. Scheffler was considered one of modern anthropology’s most important scholars of kinship, and his 45 years as professor of anthropology on the Yale faculty (1963-2008) are the longest faculty service in the department’s history.


Yale study identifies ‘major player’ in skin cancer genes
Yale News
A multidisciplinary team at Yale, led by Yale Cancer Center members, has defined a subgroup of genetic mutations that are present in a significant number of melanoma skin cancer cases. Their findings shed light on an important mutation in this deadly disease, and may lead to more targeted anti-cancer therapies


Study reveals what the world thinks of climate change
Yale News
New Yale-led research reveals for the first time what the world thinks about climate change and why.


Book: On Democracy
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Four in 10 worldwide not aware of climate change
Yale News
New Yale-led research reveals for the first time what the world thinks about climate change and why.


Here's the pitch
Yale News
The 2015 Yale Entrepreneurial Fellows presented their final pitches during Demo Day at Yale’s Kroon Hall on July 23.


Book: The Souls of Black Folk
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Q&A with Paul Bracken: Putting the Iran nuclear deal in context
Yale News
Paul Bracken, a Yale professor of management and political science, a leading international security strategist, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the nuclear agreement recently forged between Iranian and American leaders.


On gunfights, U.S. colonialism, and studying the American West on the East Coast
Yale News
"Wild Bill" Hickok shot down Davis Tutt 150 years ago in the first quick-draw gunfight of the American West. Yale historian John Mack Faragher answers questions about gunfights in the American West, how the West is a window into American history, and the importance of Yale collections.


‘Blisteringly funny’ comedies highlight the Yale Rep’s new season
Yale News
Three world premieres and two classics will highlight the Yale Repertory Theatre’s 2015–2016 season.


Yale School of Music and New Haven Public Schools: Changing lives through music-making
Yale News
It’s not uncommon for the students at the Yale School of Music to “blow their own horns,” but when it comes to the wealth of opportunities the school presents to New Haven schoolchildren, the school leaders aren’t known to boast.


Yale leads NIH-funded autism biomarkers study of pre-school and school-aged children
Yale News
Yale School of Medicine researchers will lead a national multi-center study of preschool and school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to identify non-invasive biological markers (biomarkers) that could help physicians diagnose, track, and assess treatments in autism patients.


Amazon at 20: A Yale economist discusses the online retail giant’s impact
Yale News
Twenty years ago, Amazon launched its online retail business. Dirk Bergemann, the Douglass & Marion Campbell Professor of Economics & Computer Science and chair of Yale’s Department of Economics, spoke to YaleNews about the company’s success and its prospects for continued growth.


Deadly and distinctive: Cancer caused by gene deletions
Yale News
A deadly form of T cell lymphoma is caused by an unusually large number gene deletions, making it distinct among cancers, a new Yale School of Medicine study shows.


Making ‘miniature brains’ from skin cells to better understand autism
Yale News
A larger head size — or macrocephaly — is seen in many children with severe autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A new stem cell study of these children by Yale School of Medicine researchers could help predict ASD and may lead to new drug targets for autism treatment.


Personalized care for aortic aneurysms, based on gene testing, has arrived
Yale News
Researchers at the Aortic Institute at Yale have tested the genomes of more than 100 patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms, a potentially lethal condition, and provided genetically personalized care. Their work will also lead to the development of a “dictionary” of genes specific to the disease, according to researchers.


Book: Machado de Assis: A Literary Life
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Research in the news: Extra support for cells under stress may be a job for DoGs
Yale News
Stress wreaks havoc on our health — even at the cellular level.  Cells under certain kinds of duress can lose water and put pressure on our DNA, making it difficult for genes to carry out critical functions such as self-repair. Now Yale School of Medicine researchers have found a peculiar way cells fight back against stress.


Study finds gender disparities for inmates with HIV
Yale News
In the largest study of inmates with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy, Yale researchers uncovered significant differences in HIV treatment outcomes for men and women in the justice system. Their findings point to the need for gender-specific HIV prevention strategies for incarcerated individuals.


Beinecke Library digitizing 2,000 ‘largely undiscovered’ videocassettes
Yale News
“Sesame Street” skits play on three monitors in a basement room in Sterling Memorial Library. There are no children present. Elmo, Big Bird, and friends are being digitized as part of an initiative to preserve and make accessible more than 2,000 videocassettes housed in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library’s collections.


Yale and University of Puerto Rico team to create new M.D.-Ph.D.s
Yale News
Top officials from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) met July 15 with Yale President Peter Salovey in Woodbridge Hall to celebrate a new cooperative agreement designed to increase the research experiences of students at both institutions.


In memoriam: Linda H. Peterson, noted scholar and writing mentor
Yale News
Linda H. Peterson, the Niel Gray Jr. Professor of English, died on June 25, after a long battle with cancer. She was 67 years old.


Jung Han appointed the Norton Professor in Technological Innovation
Yale News
Jung Han, newly named as the William A. Norton Professor in Technological Innovation, focuses his research on wide-bandgap semiconductor materials, optoelectronic and microelectronic devices, nanoscale materials and devices, semiconductor epitaxy, and hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductors.


Yale cardiology selects its latest fellows
Yale News
Each year, hundreds of candidates apply for a coveted spot in Yale’s Fellowship Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease. The decades-old program trains future cardiologists to conduct research and practice clinical cardiology.


Eastern Caribbean delegations attend GHLI Forum for Change
Yale News
Non-communicable diseases continue to be a growing health issue among Eastern Caribbean countries. In an effort to help address diseases such as obesity and diabetes, the Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) is hosting delegations from four countries that are part of the Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) at the GHLI Forum for Change from July 6-10 on campus. 


Book: The Daemon Knows
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Research in the News: Tracking the impact of climate change on bumblebees
Yale News
A new study links climate change to the decline of bumblebee species in North America and Europe. The study, published in the journal Science, found that bumblebee ranges are shrinking in the south and the insects are not moving north. In addition, some species are moving to higher elevations on both continents.


Astronomers find a massive black hole that outgrew its galaxy
Yale News
Astronomers have spotted a super-sized black hole in the early universe that grew much faster than its host galaxy.


Book: Hacking the Electorate
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Research in the news: Suppressing the immune response may lead to more potent vaccines, a study finds
Yale News
Yale researchers uncovered a new role for a type of immune cell, known as regulatory T cells, in promoting long-term immunity. The new insight gets researchers one step closer to developing vaccines that could be more protective against some of the most intractable viral infections, including HIV and flu.


Innovative collaboration between Yale and University of Puerto Rico featured in Puerto Rico's largest newspaper
Yale News
The front page of the July 5 edition of the El Nuevo Dia, chief news paper of Puerto Rico, features the innovative M.D./Ph.D. program created by Yale and the University of Puerto Rico. The alliance hopefully will serve as a model for many U.S. Educational institutions. 


Warm winters, summer rain help wildfire recovery
Yale News
Using more than a decade’s worth of daily satellite images, researchers have determined ecosystems of South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region bounce back from wildfires much more quickly in warmer winter weather.


Research in the news: New media helps emergency physicians continue care beyond the ER
Yale News
Yale researchers find a critical mass of patients who see emergency physicians use new media, including cell phones, smart phones, and other devices. Their study confirms that emergency providers can use new media to continue care — via email, text, and apps — after patients leave the ER.


Margaret Clark designated the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology
Yale News
Margaret S. Clark, newly named as the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology, is considered one of the world’s leading experts on personal relationships. She conducts research on how romantic relationships and friendships unfold over time and the reciprocal influences between such relationships and cognition, emotion, behavior, and personality.


Elizabeth H. Bradley named the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy
Yale News
Elizabeth H. Bradley, newly named as the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, focuses her work on strengthening health care systems in the United States and developing countries.


The Week Ender: Summer 2015
Yale News
In addition to the many ongoing exhibits in the museums and galleries, summer is a great time to enjoy a show, a tennis match, music, and theater.


Yale team finds why BRCA gene resists cancer treatment
Yale News
Yale University researchers have discovered why a key molecular assistant is crucial to the function of the BRCA2 gene, which in some mutant forms can lead to ovarian and breast cancer in as many as 6 in 10 women.


Book: Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change
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5 lessons on storytelling from the inaugural THREAD at Yale
Yale News
Here are key lessons from a few of the THREAD at Yale mentors on how to redefine the boundaries of storytelling.


Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ at Yale: creating a masterwork one feather at a time
Yale News
Yale owns two complete sets of the double elephant folio of John James Audubon's "The Birds of America." One is now on view at the Peabody Museum of Natural History alongside five of the original engraved copper plates used to create it.


State grant to leverage biomedical innovation at Connecticut universities
Yale News
The Yale Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology (CBIT) will lead a new $1 million seed grant program over two years from the Connecticut BioScience Innovation Fund to support commercialization of new biomedical ideas from Connecticut universities.


The Redcoats are coming — to New Haven, that is
Yale News
In commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, YaleNews spoke with Yale historian Joanne Freeman about an American Revolutionary War battle that hits particularly close to home because it took place right here in New Haven.


Book: The Battle for Yellowstone
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Recent Yale alumni promote international cultural exchange with Fulbright awards
Yale News
The Yale College Class of 2015 boasts 13 recipients of Fulbright Program awards. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


Research in the news: Redefining ‘overuse’ in medicine to include cost
Yale News
As the cost of health care in the United States continues to rise, a new study by Yale researchers offers insight into a key factor influencing increased costs: overuse of medical services.


International Festival of Arts & Ideas: Friday-Saturday, June 26-27
Yale News
The highlights of the festival’s closing weekend include two free concerts on the New Haven Green: Lucinda Williams on Friday and Plena Libre on Saturday.


PIER institute to focus on learning about, teaching about climate change and food security
Yale News
Instructors from around the country will come to campus both to learn about two key issues facing the world today — the environmental effects of climate changes and food security for a global population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050 — and to develop ways to teach their students about those problems at the PIER (Program in International Educational Resources) Summer Institute at Yale, taking place July 6–10.


International Festival of Arts & Ideas: Wednesday, June 24
Yale News
Highlights of the festival today include a concert by the Mary McBride Band, offering a blend of country, gospel, blues, and old school rock and roll.


For vitiligo patient, arthritis drug restores skin color
Yale News
A medication for treating rheumatoid arthritis has restored skin color in a patient suffering from vitiligo, according to dermatologists at Yale School of Medicine. The disfiguring condition is best known as the disease that plagued late pop star Michael Jackson.


Junior faculty awarded Greer, Heyman prizes
Yale News
Four junior faculty have been honored for their outstanding scholarship: Nilay Hazari and David Rand have been awarded the Arthur Greer Memorial Prize in the natural or social sciences, and Andrew Quintman and Anthony Reed have received the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize in the humanities.


Ann Kurth, expert in global health, to be the next dean at Yale School of Nursing
Yale News
Ann Kurth, an expert on global health currently at New York University, will be the next dean of the Yale School of Nursing, announced President Peter Salovey in a message to the campus community. Her appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2016.


Research in the news: When do behaviors become addictions?
Yale News
When should behaviors such as sex, gambling, eating, Internet gaming, or shopping be considered addictions? Yale’s Marc Potenza, director of the Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, provides a perspective on the latest thinking on the subject in the June 25 issue of the journal Nature. 


International Festival of Arts & Ideas: Monday, June 22
Yale News
While the festival is on hiatus on Mondays, the public is invited to attend the Connecticut Critics Circle Award ceremony recognizing the best of professional theater in the state.


Paul Cleary to step down as dean at Yale School of Public Health
Yale News
Paul Cleary, who has been dean of Yale School of Public Health for nine years, will leave that post when his current term expires on June 30, 2016, or as soon as a successor is appointed, announced President Peter Salovey in a message to the campus.


Alison Galvani named the Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Public Health
Yale News
Alison P. Galvani, newly named as the Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Public Health, focuses her research on applications of epidemiology and evolutionary ecology in the study of numerous diseases.


Dr. Hal Blumenfeld appointed the Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology
Yale News
Dr. Hal Blumenfeld, newly named as the Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology, focuses his research on impaired consciousness in epilepsy and on epilepsy neuroimaging and electrophysiology.


Stephen Murphy named vice president for finance and chief financial officer
Yale News
Stephen C. Murphy, currently the associate vice president for finance, will be promoted to vice president for finance and chief financial officer of the university, effective Sept. 1, announced President Peter Salovey in a message to the campus community.


International Festival of Arts & Ideas: Friday-Sunday, June 19–21
Yale News
The second weekend of the festival is brimming with activities, including an artist-led tour of the “Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace” exhibition on Friday; performances of “Perfect Catch — A Throw-mantic Comedy” featuring jugglers Michael Karas and Jen Slaw on Saturday and Sunday; and a concert by Angélique Kidjo with Ibeyi on Sunday.


From service to school: Yale to partner with Vetlink to strengthen pipeline of veterans to college
Yale News
Yale University has joined an initiative with Service to School (S2S) to connect high-achieving military veterans with some of the best colleges and universities in the world. Through the program, called VetLink, S2S will identify qualified U.S. military veterans, introduce them to partner colleges, and mentor them through the college search and admissions process.


Electricity’s human cost: Less sleep
Yale News
Easy access to electricity and artificial light triggers a measurable reduction in human sleep, according to a new study of hunter-gatherer communities in Argentina.


Research in the news: Long-term use of prescription opioids linked to higher mortality
Yale News
Taking prescription medications such as Vicodin or Oxycontin for long periods may increase a patient’s risk of death from any cause, according to Yale researchers.


Yale’s legacy in ‘Jurassic World’
Yale News
On a summer evening in 1993, Professor John Ostrom, a paleontologist at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, had a chance to see one of his discoveries spring to life.


ICYMI*: Second #YaleTech conference celebrates rise of entrepreneurship on campus and among alumni
Yale News
That the vitality of the Yale entrepreneurial ecosystem is especially strong and growing among alumni was evident on April 24 when a capacity crowd gathered at the Yale Club of New York City for the second annual Yale Tech conference for alumni in technology


International Festival of Arts & Ideas: Thursday, June 18
Yale News
Among the festival highlights today is “Rodney King,” a look at the life of a victim of police brutality whose story ignited the Los Angeles riots, written and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. in Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive.


The Week Ender: Happenings June 19-21
Yale News
The second weekend of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas offers a wide variety of performances and activities.


Waterloo, as seen by the victors, in Yale’s art collections
Yale News
Two hundred years ago Napoleon Bonaparte was soundly defeated at the Battle of Waterloo. The decisive victory for England became a source of national pride, as well as a popular artistic motif for British soldier-artist George Jones. For studies for his Waterloo paintings live at the Yale Center for British Art.


Galactic crashes fuel quasars, study finds
Yale News
Using the Hubble Space Telescope’s infrared vision, astronomers have unveiled some of the previously hidden origins of quasars, the brightest objects in the universe. A new study finds that quasars are born when galaxies crash into each other and fuel supermassive, central black holes.


Mosquitoes and tigers and alumni (oh my!) at the Yale Institute for Music Theatre
Yale News
This summer, the Yale Institute for Music Theatre will continue its mission of helping to nurture new musicals, while introducing a new twist: an Alumni Residency bringing back a previous participant of the institute to work on a new project.


International Festival of Arts & Ideas: Wednesday, June 17
Yale News
Among the festival highlights today is “Cry You One,” an outdoor processional performance by Mondo Bizarro and Artspot Productions at 4 p.m. at Maltby Lakes, 585 Derby Ave.


Council of Masters honors students’ scholarship and character
Yale News
The Council of Masters honored Yale College students — including nine graduating seniors — with prizes this spring in recognition of their scholarship, contributions to college life, and their character.


Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites
Yale News
An international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a possible clue in the search for life on the Red Planet.


Yale students, city youths team up to present ‘weird, wild, wondrous’ plays
Yale News
“Weird, Wild, Wondrous!” — two evenings of plays created by New Haven middle-school students and Yale School of Drama students — will be staged on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. in the Off-Broadway Theater, 41 Broadway.


Book: Refugee Health Care
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Yale Peabody Museum receives major gift to create state-of-the-art mineral gallery and programming venue
Yale News
The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History has received a $4 million gift from Carbonite founder and executive chair David Friend ’69 to renovate the museum’s auditorium into a state-of-the-art mineral and gem gallery and multipurpose programming space.


Mosquitos and tigers and alumni (oh my!) at the Yale Institute for Music Theatre
Yale News
This summer, the Yale Institute for Music Theatre will continue its mission of helping to nurture new musicals, while introducing a new twist: an Alumni Residency bringing back a previous participant of the institute to work on a new project.


International Festival of Arts & Ideas: opening weekend, June 12-14
Yale News
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, which is marking its 20th year this summer, will open with a weekend of music, tours, conversations, and family fun.


9 for 9: Yale meets commitments to increase college opportunity and socio-economic diversity
Yale News
The Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions reports that just 18 months after making nine public commitments to the White House as part of President Barak Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Call to Action on College Opportunity, Yale has met or exceeded all of its goals,


Hidden secrets of Yale’s 1491 world map revealed via multispectral imaging
Yale News
A team of researchers and imaging specialists is recovering the lost information from a ancient map through a multispectral-imaging project. Their work is yielding discoveries about how the world was viewed over 500 years ago.


Eyeing top performance? Look to the pupil
Yale News
If you want to know who is ready to perform at the highest level, look them in the eyes — or more specifically, look at the diameter of their pupils, Yale School of Medicine researchers report.


Research in the news: Inside the sympathetic nervous system
Yale News
Yale researchers have determined how a key component of the nervous system develops at the embryonic stage. Their work, published June 11 in Cell Reports online, may ultimately offer new approaches to combat major diseases such as diabetes and peripheral artery disease.


Research in the news: ADHD drug may help cognitive problems in menopausal women
Yale News
Menopausal women often report some cognitive problems, but a new study suggests they can be lessened by taking stimulants such as those used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale School of Medicine report.


The Week Ender: Happenings June 12-14
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Research in the news: Study sheds light on atrial fibrillation symptoms, quality of life
Yale News
Most patients with atrial fibrillation — the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm — experience multiple symptoms and decreased quality of life, according to a large, nationally representative study. The findings may lead to more targeted interventions in these patients, says a Yale researcher.


Gene variants linked to MS disrupt key regulator of inflammation
Yale News
With genetic roots of many autoimmune diseases pinpointed, scientists are zeroing in on the variety of molecular mechanisms triggered by these harmful variants. A team led by Yale School of Medicine researchers has implicated a central regulator of inflammation as a cause of many cases of multiple sclerosis (MS) — and intriguingly, the researchers note — ulcerative colitis as well.


Three Yale affiliates are honored with Tony Awards this year; others nominated
Yale News
Yale-trained actors and theater professionals were well represented at the recent Tony Awards ceremony, where two graduates and one current faculty member won top honors. 


New type of drug can target all disease-causing proteins
Yale News
Current drugs block the actions of only about a quarter of known disease-causing proteins, but Yale University researchers have developed a technology capable of not just inhibiting, but destroying every protein it targets.


Waiting in the wings: Changes in birds’ ranges may greatly affect ecosystems
Yale News
As changing climate reshapes the geographic range of thousands of bird species in the coming decades, ecosystems across wide swaths of the planet may be compromised, a new study warns.


Workday to launch at Yale on July 1
Yale News
On July 1, you can bid “goodbye” to plain old black and white, and say “hello” to a more colorful workday — Workday at Yale, that is.


Three win Trudeau doctoral scholarships for work critical to Canada and the world
Yale News
Three Yale doctoral students are among 16 recipients of the 2015 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholarship, considered the most prestigious doctoral award for the social sciences and humanities in Canada.


Workday@Yale to launch on July 1
Yale News
On July 1, you can bid “goodbye” to plain old black and white, and say “hello” to a more colorful workday — Workday@Yale, that is.


The health effects of homophobia
Yale News
Gay and bisexual men living in European countries with strong attitudes and policies against homosexuality are far less likely to use HIV-prevention services, test for HIV, and discuss their sexuality with health providers, according to research led by Yale School of Public Health (YSPH).


No waiting game: Immediate birth control implant more cost-effective
Yale News
Women who have just given birth are often motivated to prevent a rapid, repeat pregnancy. For those who prefer a contraceptive implant, getting the procedure in the hospital immediately after giving birth is more cost-effective than delaying insertion to a 6-8 week postpartum visit, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers.


Sun, fun, and substance in abundance as Yale College reunions set new records
Yale News
“Incredible,” “amazing,” and “a blast,” were just a few of the few of the words alumni used to describe the most recent Yale College reunions as seen on Twitter. Nearly 5,000 alumni, joined by over 2,000 family members, came back to campus to reconnect with classmates and with Yale at the most...


Summer chamber music continues at Norfolk festival in a newly restored Music Shed
Yale News
Those who have attended concerts at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival know that a part of that experience is enjoying strolls of the grounds of the Battell-Stoeckel Estate, having picnics on the lawn, and seeing picturesque sunsets.


The Week Ender: Happenings June 5-7
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


The days are full of happenings during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas
Yale News
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas will mark its 20th year this summer with offerings that range from a sweeping history of 1990s music performed by award-winning artist Taylor Mac to a processional performance — by local lakes — featuring music, dances, and stories from the heart of Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands.


A public health giant: C-E.A. Winslow, who launched public health at Yale a century ago, still influential today
Yale News
The Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Here's a look at the man who founded the School of Medicine department that eventually became YSPH.


Elimelech wins 2015 Eni Award for ‘Protection of the Environment’
Yale News
Menachem Elimelech, the Roberto Goizueta Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has won a 2015 Eni Award for his innovative work in water treatment.


Shauna King to step down as v.p. for finance and business operations
Yale News
Shauna King, vice president for finance and business operations, will step down from that post on Aug. 31, President Peter Salovey announced in a message to the community.


Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards go to Andrew Goodman, Christina Woo
Yale News
Andrew Goodman, an assistant professor of microbial pathogenesis, and Christina Woo, a recent Ph.D. graduate in chemistry, are among the winners of Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards announced this week.


Campus hosts Connecticut’s largest-ever U.S. naturalization ceremony
Yale News
Woolsey Hall was the site of the state's largest naturalization ceremony, as 482 citizens were sworn in.


New business model announced for Yale Alumni Magazine
Yale News
Yale University and the board of directors of Yale Alumni Publications, Inc., the Connecticut-based 501(c)3 that currently publishes the Yale Alumni Magazine, announced that, beginning July 1, the 124-year-old Yale Alumni Magazine will become a department of the university.


Windham-Campbell Prizes and Yale Press to launch ‘Why I Write’ series
Yale News
 The Windham-Campbell Prizes has announced that noted author Hilton Als will give the keynote address at this year’s prize ceremony on Monday, Sept. 28. The talk launches a four-day international literary festival at Yale. 


Music, magic, and more: An invitation to Staff Appreciation Day
Yale News
Yale will once again pay tribute to the hard work that its employees do throughout the year with a Staff Appreciation Day celebration on Friday, June 5.


New directors named for three cultural centers
Yale News
Yale has appointed new directors for three of its cultural centers, according to a joint letter to the campus community from Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway, Graduate School Dean Lynn Cooley, and Kimberly M. Goff-Crews, university secretary and vice president for student life.


Four plays — including adaptations of classics — featured in Summer Cabaret’s 41st season
Yale News
The 41st season of the Yale Summer Cabaret will kick off on June 4 with “Midsummer,” an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”


Louise Glück awarded Gold Medal for Poetry
Yale News
Louise Glück, adjunct professor of English and the Rosenkrantz Writer in Residence, has has won the Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (AAAL) — one of the organization’s highest honor.


Removing more tissue during breast cancer surgery reduces by half the need for second procedure
Yale News
Removing more tissue during a partial mastectomy could spare thousands of breast cancer patients a second surgery, according to a Yale Cancer Center study. The findings were published online May 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago.


Q&A: Medical Dean Robert Alpern on decreases in federal research funding
Yale News
The loss of federal funding for medical research has been making headlines for years and continues to be a subject of debate at medical schools nationwide and in the halls of Congress. In a paper published by Science Translational Medicine on May 27, Yale School of Medicine Dean Dr. Robert J. Alpern joined fellow deans at more than a dozen top medical schools across the country to examine the current state of research funding.


The Week Ender: Happenings May 29-31
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.Take time to visit a few exhibits before they close.


Exercise offers cancer survivors significant improvements in quality of life
Yale News
For many cancer survivors, a better quality of life is as close as the nearest pair of sneakers. That’s because a growing body of research, including two recent studies led by Yale Cancer Center, show that exercise is a powerful way for survivors to improve quality of life.


George H.W. Bush honored by student leaders with first Yale Lifetime Achievement Award
Yale News
The Yale College Council (YCC) has presented its inaugural Yale Lifetime Achievement Award to former President George H.W. Bush ’48 in recognition of his accomplishment in and dedication to public service.


Alumni connect with each other, and Yale, at first reunion weekend
Yale News
Yale President Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D. saluted all the generations of Yale graduates as “an alumni community that, in its strength and its dedication and commitment to this institution, is second to none,” speaking on May 23 to a large assembly of alumni and their families in Woolsey Hall.


Book: How Propaganda Works?
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New alumni fellow elected: Dr. Eve Rice, author, psychiatrist, philanthropist
Yale News
Dr. Eve Hart Rice ’73 B.A., author, artist, psychiatrist, and co-president and treasurer of the Rice Family Foundation, has been elected as the Yale Corporation's newest alumni fellow in a worldwide ballot of university graduates. Her six-year term will begin on July 1.


Book: Dying in the Twenty-First Century
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David Skelly designated the Oastler Professor of Ecology
Yale News
David Skelly, newly named as the Frank R. Oastler Professor of Ecology, focuses his research on understanding the ecological mechanisms of animal distributions and in developing the means to apply that understanding to conservation and management.


Research in the news: Yale researchers find human-specific gene that turns back cellular clock
Yale News
An exhaustive analysis of factors that allow mature cells to become like embryonic stem cells again has revealed a spliced form of a gene found only in primates that greatly aids the reprogramming of mature cells.


Free films for all at New Haven documentary festival, June 5-7
Yale News
Classes may be over, but the cornucopia of culture on campus and in the community continues with events like the second annual New Haven Documentary Film Festival (NHdocs) running Friday-Sunday, June 5–7.


Videos from ‘Inspiring Yale’ (now online) showcase campus’ creative connections
Yale News
 Videos are now online from the inaugural Inspiring Yale event, which celebrated the discoveries and accomplishments that happen every day at the university.


Ancient snakes — a new hiss-tory
Yale News
The ancestral snakes in the grass actually lived in the forest, according to the most detailed look yet at the iconic reptiles.


Hospital admissions strongly linked to disability for older adults in last year of life
Yale News
Yale researchers found a close association between acute hospitalizations and the development and progression of disability among older adults at the end of life. Their findings may have profound implications for medical decision-making for older people and those who care for them.


'Rise' at Ezra Stiles: Original contemporary African artwork unveiled
Yale News
“Rise,” an original wall painting by renowned Nigerian-American artist, critic, and color theorist Odili Donald Odita, was unveiled in the Ezra Stiles College common room this spring. The painting is the first visual artwork by an African artist installed at the university outside the Yale Art Gallery.


Research in the news: Finding the fluffiest galaxies
Yale News
A fluffy galaxy is hard to find, but that didn’t stop a Yale astronomer and an international research team from identifying the fluffiest galaxies in the universe.


Learning a thing or two from the Teach Better Podcast
Yale News
When it comes to understanding the intricacies of teaching, Douglas McKee and Edward O’Neill are two peas in a podcast. McKee, a lecturer in the Department of Economics, and O’Neill, senior instructional designer at the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, are the creators of the Teach Better Podcast.


Yale’s MacMicking selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator
Yale News
John D. MacMicking, a tenured associate professor of microbial pathogenesis at Yale, is one of 26 scientists named May 19 as investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).


Drug-resistant lung cancer may have Achilles heel
Yale News
Drugs introduced more than a decade ago that target mutations in a protein known as the epidermal growth factor receptor held the promise of personalized treatments for a common form of non-small cell lung cancer.


Happiness and success come with human connection, Biden tells seniors
Yale News
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden urged soon-to-be Yale College graduates to make it a habit to engage and connect with people — that the happiest and most successful people are those who make the time to care for and be involved with others.


These new chemical catalysts are less expensive, more sustainable
Yale News
Yale University chemists have helped develop a family of new chemical catalysts that are expected to lower the cost and boost the sustainability of the production of chemical compounds used by a number of industries.


Research in the news: Optical tweezers manipulate key protein involved HIV infection
Yale News
Using an instrument so sensitive it can fold and unfold a single protein, Yale School of Medicine researchers have manipulated a protein essential for HIV to invade cells.  The “optical tweezers” allowed researchers to apply tiny forces to a single protein that mediates entrance of HIV into host cells.


Chimes, cheers, and applause: Sounds of celebration highlight Commencement 2015
Yale News
At 2015 Commencement ceremony, President Peter Salovey told the graduates: "We salute your efforts, your diligence, your talent, and your intellect."


2015 Baccalaureate Address: Repair the World!
Yale News
"Repair the World!" was the theme of President Peter Salovey's 2015 Baccalaureate Address to the graduating Yale College seniors.


Outstanding students honored at Class Day 2015
Yale News
Ten graduating seniors were honored on Class Day with awards for their academic and athletic accomplishments and for their character. The honorees are listed below, in the order the prizes were given during the Class Day ceremony on May 17 on the Old Campus.


The Week Ender: Happenings May 15 to 17
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Within colors of bees and butterflies, an optical engineer’s dream is realized
Yale News
Evolution has created in bees, butterflies, and beetles something optical engineers have been struggling to achieve for years — precisely organized biophotonic crystals that can be used to improve solar cells, fiber-optic cables, and even cosmetics and paints, a new Yale-led study has found.


Bouchet and Mellon Mays fellowships help set minority students on path to professorships
Yale News
Eight recipients of undergraduate fellowships with a lofty mission — to promote diversity in college faculties — will march at Commencement this year. Among those applauding the graduating seniors at the ceremony will be four Yale faculty members who once held one of those fellowships.


A proven approach to helping the ultra-poor
Yale News
Anti-poverty research led by a Yale University economist may have cracked the data code for helping the world’s poorest citizens.


Follow #Yale2015 for a ‘social’ Commencement
Yale News
Activities marking Commencement 2015 will take place Saturday-Monday, May 16–18. Whether you are on campus or half a world away there are many ways to share the excitement of Yale’s 314th graduation online.


Yale carbon charge aims to ‘tilt people’s behavior to low-carbon activities,’ says Nordhaus
Yale News
The benefit of a carbon charge at Yale is that it would be an incentive for everyone to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on campus, according to Professor William Nordhaus, who chaired a task force on the issue.


In evolution, ‘house of cards’ model wins
Yale News
Using sophisticated modeling of genomic data from diverse species, Yale researchers have answered a longstanding question about which competing model of evolution works best.


Research in the news: Yale experts say ‘guilt by association’ approach helps detect silent aneurysms
Yale News
Yale researchers outlined a new, more aggressive strategy for detecting silent but deadly aortic aneurysms in an article published April 24 by Open Heart, a publication by the British Medical Journal and British Cardiovascular Society.


Yale researchers solve multiple sclerosis puzzle
Yale News
Evidence has long suggested multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease, but researchers have been puzzled because they found the same T cells that attack the myelin sheathing around nerve cells in MS patients are present in healthy subjects as well.


Landmark gift from alumnus Stephen A. Schwarzman to establish first-of-its-kind campus center at Yale
Yale News
A $150 million path-breaking gift will establish a center that serves as an educational, social, and cultural hub, and enables virtual engagement with global audiences.


Research in the news: Yale study details how key protein protects kidney and heart from injury
Yale News
A new study describes how the protein renalase, first identified at Yale, protects cells from the type of severe injury that could result in a heart attack or kidney failure. The finding may lead to new treatments that protect against those conditions.


State officials announce Yale-inspired Emotion Revolution initiative
Yale News
On May 11, Connecticut state officials officially launched the Yale-inspired Emotion Revolution, which aims to engage high school students in a dialogue about how they want to feel in school.


Eli spirit: Download a Yale background for your phone or tablet
Yale News
Let your Eli spirit shine on your mobile or tablet device by downloading a Yale-themed background created by the University Printer’s Office in conjunction with the Office of Public Affairs and Communications.


Go figure — Yale mathematician is a TV game show pro
Yale News
Nathan Kaplan, a Gibbs Assistant Professor in Mathematics, will be a contestant on the syndicated TV program “Let’s Ask America,” in an episode airing May 8.


Scientist Patrick Vaccaro and historian Jon Butler awarded the DeVane Medal
Yale News
Chemistry professor Patrick Vaccaro and historian Jon Butler were recently honored with Yale College’s oldest award for outstanding teaching — the William Clyde DeVane Medal.


Prize-winning teachers discuss their craft
Yale News
Six members of the faculty won 2015 Yale College awards for outstanding undergraduate teaching at a ceremony in late April. YaleNews spoke with each of them about their craft. In videos and text, the prizewinning teachers describe their hopes for their students, memorable classroom experiences, and the pleasure they find in teaching undergraduates.


Research in the news: Vitamin A receptor may help protect lungs from smoking, viral infections
Yale News
It’s no surprise that smoking is bad for the lungs. But only 10%-20% of long-term smokers will develop serious conditions that affect breathing, such as emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To understand why, a Yale-led team studied the mechanisms that cause lung health to decline.


In Yale’s collections, a treasure trove on the sinking of the Lusitania
Yale News
Alfred Vanderbilt, Yale College Class of 1889, might have considered himself to be a lucky man when he made the life-saving decision to cancel his trip on the Titanic — until, that is, he booked a ticket for a spring 1915 trip on the Lusitania.


How immune cells remember
Yale News
Yale associate professor of immunology Susan Kaech describes new mechanisms that underlie long-term immunity, which is essential for human health and vaccines


For their commitment to public service, Yale juniors awarded Truman and Udall Scholarships
Yale News
There’s a new class of Truman and Udall Scholars for 2015, and three Yalies are among them.


The Week Ender: Happenings May 8 to 10
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.Take time to visit a few exhibits before they close.  


Astronomers unveil the farthest galaxy
Yale News
An international team of astronomers led by Yale University and the University of California-Santa Cruz have pushed back the cosmic frontier of galaxy exploration to a time when the universe was only 5% of its present age.


Science Diplomats to present ‘Conquering Cancer: Medicine of the Future’
Yale News
“Conquering Cancer: Medicine of the Future” will be the focus of the next Science in the News talk presented by the Yale Science Diplomats, a group of graduate students dedicated to making complex scientific topics easily understood by people of all ages.


Social network experiments create a tipping point to improve public health
Yale News
Convincing a large group of people to change its behavior is no popularity contest, a new study shows.


Yale Day of Service: How you can help on May 9
Yale News
All Yale graduates, students, faculty, staff, students, and friends are invited to unite in community service at sites across the United States and around the world during the seventh annual Yale Day of Service on Saturday, May 9.


Briggs is the 2015 Paleontological Society Medalist
Yale News
Derek Briggs, the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor of Geology and Geophysics and curator of invertebrate paleontology at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, has been named the 2015 Paleontological Society Medalist.


Research in the news: Yale lab uncovers new pathway for passing genetic messages between cells
Yale News
A Yale-led research team has described a novel pathway for the delivery of microRNA (miRNA), the tiny RNA molecules that can move between cells to regulate gene expression.


Taking a vacation from diabetes: Teens take 'artificial pancreas' for a test run
Yale News
This weekend a group of teenagers will test an “artificial pancreas” in a real-world environment. Although Yale has been studying these devices for the last decade, this is the first time one will be tested in pediatric patients here outside the hospital.


Four Yale affiliates elected to National Academy of Sciences
Yale News
Three current Yale professors and one soon-to-be faculty member have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.


Student Research Day: Medical school tradition continues on May 5
Yale News
Yale doctors-in-training will show off their scientific side at the School of Medicine’s Student Research Day on Tuesday, May 5.


In memoriam: Paul Hudak, computer scientist and Saybrook College master
Yale News
There will be a memorial service on Sunday, May 3 for Paul R. Hudak, professor of computer science and master of Saybrook College, who died on April 29 after a long battle with leukemia. He was 62.


Parent training reduces serious behavioral problems in children with autism
Yale News
Young children with autism spectrum disorder, who also have serious behavioral problems, showed improved behavior when their parents were trained with specific, structured strategies to manage tantrums, aggression, self-injury, and non-compliance.


Fundraising for Nepal: A message from University Secretary and Vice President Kimberly Goff-Crews
Yale News
University Secretary and Vice President for Student Life Kimberly Goff-Crews sent the following message to members of the Yale community about fundraising for the victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. 


Improved sanitation may reduce sexual violence in South African townships
Yale News
Improving access to public toilets in South African urban settlements may reduce both the incidence of sexual assaults by nearly 30% and the overall cost to society, a study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Management found.


The May Day rally, in words and pictures
Yale News
Henry “Sam” Chauncey may not have been the most radical character associated with the 1970 May Day rally on the New Haven Green, but the Yale-blue gentleman certainly had some far-out ideas.


Book: Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity
Yale News
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The Week Ender: Happenings May 1-3
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Dollhopf to step down as alumni association executive director
Yale News
Mark Dollhopf ’77 has announced that he will step down from service as the executive director of the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) this summer after his current term ends.


Six teachers honored for inspiring, challenging, and caring for their undergraduate students
Yale News
Six members of the Yale faculty were honored with awards for outstanding teaching at a campus ceremony on April 27.


Emergency department treatment for opioid addiction better than referrals
Yale News
Yale researchers conducted the first known randomized trial comparing three treatment strategies for opioid-dependent patients receiving emergency care. They found that patients given the medication buprenorphine were more likely to engage in addiction treatment and reduce their illicit opioid use.


Yale scientists use gene editing to correct mutation in cystic fibrosis
Yale News
Yale researchers successfully corrected the most common mutation in the gene that causes cystic fibrosis, a lethal genetic disorder. 


Santos and Bracken receive Lamar Awards for outstanding service to Yale alumni
Yale News
Yale professors Laurie Santos and Paul Bracken were presented Howard R. Lamar Awards for Service to Alumni on April 25 at a luncheon hosted by the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA).


Personal growth follows trauma for most soldiers
Yale News
More than half of soldiers who experience trauma also report strong psychological benefits, such as stronger intimate relationships, spiritual growth, and a greater appreciation of life because of their difficult experiences.


A season for allergies: Q&A with Dr. Tao Zheng
Yale News
After a long and harsh winter, spring has sprung and along with it, seasonal allergies. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. For an update on what to expect this season and the latest in allergy treatments, YaleNews spoke to Dr. Tao Zheng, chief of the Allergy and Immunology Section at Yale School of Medicine. In addition to her research in immunology, Zheng sees patients at allergy clinics based in New Haven, Connecticut.


The Week Ender: Happenings April 24-26
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Historian Snyder wins inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowship
Yale News
Timothy Snyder, the Housum Professor of History, was recently awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.


Payne Whitney Gym to expand its hours in the fall
Yale News
Beginning in the fall, the Payne Whitney Gymnasium will expand its hours in order to provide more flexible options for students who wish to use the gym during the evenings and on weekends.


Graduate students honored for innovative online teaching projects
Yale News
A project to create a virtual roundtable for students studying Spanish took the grand prize in the first Online Education Innovation Grant Competition for graduate students.


Yale Rep ends its season with a romantic comedy about aloneness
Yale News
A world premiere romantic comedy about the fear of being alone — and not being alone — is the next production of the Yale Repertory Theatre.


Improved housing and services on horizon for Graduate School students
Yale News
Even as construction cranes along Prospect Street herald a new chapter for Yale College, the university is hard at work on creating improved and increased spaces to strengthen campus life for students in the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, with leaders consulting closely with students and faculty.


Works by graduating playwrights showcased during annual Carlotta Festival
Yale News
Three works by graduating playwrights will be staged at the School of Drama May 8-15 during the 10th annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays.


Payne Whitney Gymn to expand its hours in the fall
Yale News
Beginning in the fall, the Payne Whitney Gymnasium will expand its hours in order to provide more flexible options for students who wish to use the gym during the evenings and on weekends.


Elizabeth Alexander to read from her memoir ‘The Light of the World’
Yale News
A reading and book signing marking the publication of “The Light of the World,” the newest work by Yale professor Elizabeth Alexander will take place 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at the Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St.


Construction of new residential colleges an ‘optimistic affirmation of Yale’s future,’ say leaders
Yale News
President Peter Salovey and President Emeritus Richard C. Levin were among those assembled to celebrate the construction of two new residential colleges April 16.


For her work in the New Haven community, Yale junior is honored as a Newman Civic Fellow
Yale News
Yale junior Catherine “Shea” Jennings is among 201 community-minded student leaders from across the country to be named Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Contact.


Book: James Merrill: Life and Art
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Yale’s participation in unique solar program highlights Earth Week 2015
Yale News
Yale will host an information session about Solarize U, a program that offers a “solar marketplace,” where participants receive bids from pre-screened, solar panel installers, at noon on Monday, April 20, in Kroon Hall’s Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect St. Participants then can request site visits from installers that make the best offers.


Project explores the ‘marvelously diverse’ ways we speak English
Yale News
“Here’s you a piece of pizza” may sound like an alien way of speaking to some — unless of course you’re one of the linguists working on the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project, in which case, it’s just one of the “fascinating” variations of the English language that they look forward to studying each and every day.


Nine Yalies win Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Yale News
Nine past, current, and soon-to-be students at Yale are among the 30 winners of 2015 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, presented by the Soros Foundation.


Susan Jakes of ChinaFile.com to visit as Poynter Fellow
Yale News
Susan Jakes, editor for ChinaFile.com and senior fellow for the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, will speak at Yale on Thursday, April 16 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Research in the news: Surprise regulator of Salmonella virulence discovered
Yale News
Most bacteria are harmless. Even those, like Salmonella, that are dangerous place limits on their own virulence to ensure the host survives long enough to spread the infection.


In ‘Casting Shadows,’ performance group explores racial integration in theater
Yale News
The Heritage Theater Ensemble, Yale’s black undergraduate theater group, will partner with the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library on a one-day showcase of scenes and monologues from plays featured in the library exhibition “Casting Shadows: Integration on the American Stage.”


Two musicals — including one by alumni duo — to take shape in intensive, campus summer lab
Yale News
The Yale Institute for Musical Theatre has selected two original book musicals — “gilgamesh & the mosquito” and “Horizons” — to be developed in an intensive lab setting on campus June 13-28. The institute will culminate with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as a part of the annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas, on June 26 and 27.


New Timothy Dwight master named: historian Mary Lui
Yale News
Historian Mary Lui will be the next master of Timothy Dwight College (TD), announced President Peter Salovey and Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway in an email to the college community. She will begin her five-year term on July 1.


Teaching takes the spotlight during Faculty Bulldog Days
Yale News
Across the university last week, faculty and administrators found themselves entering different doorways and navigating new classrooms — all in the interests of academic exploration.


National Medal of Arts-winning author to give Finzi-Contini Lecture
Yale News
Acclaimed author Maxine Hong Kingston will deliver the Finzi-Contini Lecture on Tuesday, April 28 under the auspices of the Whitney Humanities Center (WHC).


Yale School of Art students to show and discuss their works at Open Studios
Yale News
The Yale School of Art’s annual Open Studios will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, noon–6 p.m. Meet the artists, see and purchase their work, and learn about their creative process. There will be a free shuttle bus running between New Haven Train Station and the studios.


Great minds: Yale scientists join global network to advance kidney research
Yale News
Researchers in Yale School of Medicine’s nephrology section have forged a new collaboration with international partners to promote translational kidney research.


Yale senior ready for life beyond campus as a foreign correspondent
Yale News
During his time at Yale, senior Alexander Saeedy became enthralled with the study of modern European political and economic history, and believes that those scholarly interests will come in handy for him after he graduates in May.


USDA Secretary Vilsack to discuss climate, conservation during Yale visit
Yale News
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will deliver a public policy address at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) on Tuesday, April 14.


Exploring the citizen-soldier disconnect at the inaugural Yale Veterans Summit
Yale News
Believed to be the first event of its kind in the Ivy League, the Yale Veterans Summit, held April 10–11 on campus, brought together Yale alumni from every branch of the armed forces, both those on active duty and veterans, as well as representatives from the government, academia, and the non-profit and private sectors.


A new beginning for baby mosasaurs, thanks to Yale research
Yale News
They weren’t in the delivery room, but researchers at Yale University and the University of Toronto have discovered a new birth story for a gigantic marine lizard that once roamed the oceans.


Talk asks: Can science make fantasy a reality?
Yale News
Can scientists create an invisibility cloak like the one Harry Potter used to sneak around Hogwarts? Can they develop a modern-day fountain of youth? Could Jurassic Park really happen? Three Yale scholars will answer these questions and more in “When Fantasy Becomes Reality: Invisibility, Immortality, and Mammoth Monsters.”


Yale project on ancient Mesopotamia makes the ‘esoteric’ more accessible
Yale News
Analyzing ancient texts on cuneiform, or clay tablets, may seem like an esoteric endeavor.


NIGMS director to discuss how to improve funding for biomedical research
Yale News
John Lorsch, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health, present a talk at Yale titled “Developing a More Efficient, Productive, and Sustainable Biomedical Research Enterprise” on Tuesday, April 21.


Mellon Foundation makes challenge grant to fund conservation science at Yale
Yale News
Yale University has received a $2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance the field of conservation science. The grant supports Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) and funds its Aging Diagnostics Laboratory, where researchers study and develop new tools and techniques to monitor and slow the degradation of cultural objects and entire collections.


First data emerges from ultracold neutrino physics experiment involving Yale
Yale News
Yale physicists are providing crucial support for an international research collaboration that has released the first results from a novel experiment into why matter outstrips antimatter in the universe.


The Week Ender: Happenings April 10-12
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Vice President Joe Biden to be Yale’s Class Day speaker
Yale News
Vice President Joe Biden will address the graduating Yale College Class of 2015 during Class Day, part of Commencement weekend exercises. Biden will deliver the Class Day lecture on Sunday, May 17 on Old Campus.


Melanoma surgery delays are common for Medicare patients
Yale News
One in five Medicare patients with melanoma experience delays in getting surgery, a Yale study found. Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is a leading cause of new cancer diagnoses in the United States. A delay between diagnosis and surgery to remove melanomas may cause patients psychological harm and affect health-care quality.


Bells Across the Land: New Haven remembers Appomattox
Yale News
The bells of Harkness Tower will ring out on Thursday, April 9 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and continuing efforts for human rights today.


Noted First Amendment lawyer to lead Yale Law Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic
Yale News
David A. Schulz ’78 J.D., a leading First Amendment lawyer who has defended the rights of journalists and news organizations for more than 30 years, has been named clinical lecturer in law and co-director of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) at Yale Law School.


Protecting the environment begins in the heart, says Buddhist leader
Yale News
As a child living in a rural area in eastern Tibet, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje recalls a natural environment that was pristine and untarnished by modern development.


Research in the News: Tiny hair follicle offers big clues about the life and death of stem cells
Yale News
Inside the microscopic world of the mouse hair follicle, Yale Cancer Center researchers have discovered big clues about how stem cells regenerate and die. These findings, published April 6 in the journal Nature, could lead to a better understanding of how the stem cell pool is maintained or altered in tissues throughout the body.


Spotting a molecular warhead for disease in the human gut
Yale News
Yale scientists are using new chemical tools to identify and understand molecules in the human gut that alter DNA and regulate inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancers.


With breast cancer treatment, you do get what you pay for
Yale News
Despite concerns about the increasing costs of treating illnesses like breast cancer, higher treatment costs are linked to better survival rates, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the Cancer Outcomes Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine.


Talk by Yale astronomer Natarajan to unveil ‘the dark side of the universe’
Yale News
“Unveiling the Dark Side of the Universe” is the topic of the next talk in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' In the Company of Scholars series on Tuesday, April 14. Priyamvada Natarajan, professor of astronomy and physics, will present the talk at 4 p.m. in Rm. 110 of the Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York St. The Yale community is invited.


Found it! Yale adopts new search engine
Yale News
If you’ve used the search box on the main yale.edu web pages or the Yale Portal website recently, you might have noticed some big differences in the results you’ve received — not the least of which is that there were likely more of them.


Book: Dragonflies: Magnificent Creatures of Water, Air, and Land
Yale News
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


In debut poetry collection, Yale staff member gives voice to ‘cultural silences’
Yale News
When Monica Ong Reed found a photograph of her mother as a young child that shows her dressed as a boy, she began a journey of exploration — through poetry and visual art — of  “cultural silences” in her own family’s history and, more broadly, among those who share her Asian heritage.


Yale alumna wins ‘best social impact pitch’ in first Unite For Sight innovation competition
Yale News
The power of Yale women social entrepreneurs was underscored recently when Unite For Sight, founded by Jennifer Staple-Clark ’03, honored Lucy Topaloff ’13 for the “best social impact pitch” in its inaugural GHIC Innovation Prize competition during its 12th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference held March 28-29 in New Haven.


The Week Ender: Happenings April 3-5
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Research in the News: Yale scientists pinpoint a protein that affects heart transplant survival
Yale News
The protein haptoglobin boosts inflammation in transplanted hearts, reducing their survival, according to a study led by Yale researchers. The finding may help identify new anti-inflammatory therapies to enhance organ transplant survival.


Students celebrate admission to Class of 2019
Yale News
Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions has completed its review of applications for the Class of 2019 and has offered admission to 1,963 students from 30,237 applicants, the second largest group of students to ever apply to Yale College.


Harkness Tower will be bathed in blue to raise awareness about autism
Yale News
As part of the “Light it Up Blue” awareness campaign in honor of World Autism Awareness Day, Harkness Tower will be bathed in bright blue on the evening of April 2. This symbol of support for those affected by autism is just one of the events sponsored by the Yale for Autism Awareness (YFAA), an undergraduate organization that works to raise autism awareness on Yale’s campus.


Online illusion: Unplugged, we really aren’t that smart
Yale News
The Internet brings the world to our fingertips, but it turns out that getting information online also has a startling effect on our brains: We feel a lot smarter than we really are, according to a Yale-led study published March 30 in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.


Experimental cancer drug restores memory in mouse model of Alzheimer’s
Yale News
Memory and as well as connections between brain cells were restored in mice with a model of Alzheimer’s given an experimental cancer drug, Yale School of Medicine researchers reported in the journal Annals of Neurology.


Yale Concert Band to present music of Lithuania and America
Yale News
Music by American composers and by Lithuanian composer and painter M.K. ?iurlionis will be featured in a performance by the Yale Concert Band on Saturday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Woolsey Hall, 500 College St.


Scores gather on campus to hack for health
Yale News
Over 120 students and professionals from academic institutions and leading healthcare organizations across Connecticut gathered on the Yale campus March 27-29 for a weekend of hacking for health.


Shake Shack founder to speak on campus April 7
Yale News
Danny Meyer, chief executive officer of the Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), which founded Shake Shack and other popular eateries, will visit Yale on Tuesday, April 7 as the 2015 Gordon Grand Fellow.


Student survey will help assess campus climate on sexual misconduct
Yale News
In collaboration with the Association of American Universities (AAU), Yale will release a survey in early April to all of its students to help gauge the prevalence of sexual misconduct on campus as well as students’ perceptions about the effectiveness of university programs and resources to address it.


Newest class of Yale World Fellows to bring ‘creativity, energy, and vision’ to campus
Yale News
A Cuban performance artist, Indian conflict reporter, Ukrainian political activist (and rock star), and 13 other distinguished global leaders have been named 2015 Yale World Fellows.


In Memoriam: William W. Hallo, expert on ancient Near East
Yale News
William W. Hallo, the William M. Laffan Professor Emeritus of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature, died on March 27 at the age of 87.


Book: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
Yale News
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Bhutan’s Sonam Ongmo to discuss challenges of journalism in Himalayan region
Yale News
Sonam Ongmo, editor at large for the Bhutanese publication The Raven Magazine, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, March 31 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.


Yale’s Lifton to co-chair President’s Precision Medicine Initiative working group
Yale News
Yale’s Richard Lifton, chair of the Department of Genetics, will co-chair the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative working group, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced March 30.


Blue Feather: Sharing contemporary Native culture through performance
Yale News
As a freshman, Reed Bobroff ’16 went through a period of adjustment at Yale when he felt pretty homesick for his family and friends back home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


HIV can lodge quickly in brain after infection
Yale News
HIV can establish itself in the brain as soon as four months after initial infection — a finding that dampens hopes of an impending cure for a disease that afflicts more than 35 million people.


Family members from television's first reality show to speak at Beinecke Library
Yale News
In the early 1970s, “An American Family,” a 12-hour documentary series chronicling the members of the Loud family of Santa Barbara, was aired on PBS. Two members of the family, Pat and Delilah Loud, will visit the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library on Wednesday, April 1, to discuss the making of the series — widely considered the first “reality” television show — and how the exposure it gave them affected their lives.


Swinging into spring at the library
Yale News
Members of the Yale community will ‘swing into spring’ on Sunday, April 8, at the Sterling Memorial Library.


50 years of Head Start and a reunion for program’s Yale ‘father’
Yale News
When Edward Zigler — widely known as the “Father of Head Start” and founder of the Yale Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy — celebrates Head Start’s 50th anniversary in Washington, D.C. on March 31, he will see many “Head Start Babies,” among them one he entrusted with his own life.


Faculty Bulldog Days to debut in April
Yale News
Now there will be Bulldog Days for the folks on the other side of the podium. Faculty Bulldog Days, set to roll out April 6-10, will give professors a chance to see how their colleagues approach teaching in the age of Instagram and hackathons.


Sotomayor: Join the 2015 Yale Day of Service
Yale News
“I make a daily practice of asking myself, ‘How have I helped someone today?’” says Yale alumna Sonia Sotmayor ’79 J.D., associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and the honorary chair of the 2015 Yale Day of Service, “This year I also ask, ‘How can we as a Yale family reach out and help others on Saturday, May 9?’”


Yale’s play2PREVENT lab partners with educational game developer
Yale News
The Yale play2PREVENT (p2P) Lab, a videogame and mobile game research initiative, has announced a two-year partnership to develop highly engaging, educational mobile


‘Moment of Impact’ is theme of TEDxYale 2015
Yale News
TEDxYale’s fourth annual conference has as its theme “Moment of Impact.” The conference, an independently student-organized event licensed by TED, will be held at the Shubert Theater, 247 College St., on Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Universia and Trabajando.com launch employment portal for Yale
Yale News
The Universia-Trabajando.com Labor Community has developed an exclusive, customized employment portal for Yale University that provides its students and graduates with access to job and internship opportunities in various companies in Ibero-America.


Combination therapy boosts antiviral response to chronic infection
Yale News
A Yale-led team has identified a promising new combination immunotherapy to enhance the body’s ability to fight chronic viral infections and possibly cancer. 


Samurai life during Japan’s Great Peace is focus of Yale Peabody Museum exhibition
Yale News
“Samurai and the Culture of Japan’s Great Peace,” a new, interactive exhibition opening at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, will bring to life the many-layered history of the samurai and those they ruled.


Metals used in high-tech products face future supply risks
Yale News
Yale researchers assessed the “criticality” of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements, providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to find in the coming decades, which ones will exact the highest environmental costs — and which ones simply cannot be replaced as components of vital technologies.


‘Inspiring Yale’ event aims to celebrate campus innovation
Yale News
A new campus-wide event, Inspiring Yale aims to celebrate the discoveries and accomplishments that happen across campus, bring the community closer together, and foster further interdisciplinary collaboration


Update on Yale’s sustainability initiatives
Yale News
Six months ago, President Peter Salovey announced six sustainability initiatives. Here’s an update from the university on those projects.


Chubb Fellowship Lecture to feature Tibetan Buddhist leader
Yale News
Spiritual leader, social and environmental activist, and artist, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, will present the Chubb Fellowship Lecture on Tuesday, April 7.


The Week Ender: Happenings March 20-22
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Djiboutians will visit Yale to discuss East African climate task force
Yale News
A delegation from the East African nation of Djibouti will visit Yale March 23-25 to meet with experts at the Yale Climate & Energy Institute (YCEI) and discuss plans to develop the first high-resolution climate model for East Africa and Arabia.


Research in the News: Yale team defines genetic subtypes of asthma
Yale News
A Yale-led analysis of gene expression in asthma patients identified three major clusters of the disease. The finding could lead to a personalized approach to asthma management.


Research in the News: Yale med student finds link between weight gain after HIV treatment and mortality
Yale News
Bianca Yuh, a third-year student at Yale School of Medicine, spent last summer working on her thesis with the Veterans Aging Cohort Study, a key source of data on HIV-infected veterans. She was interested in investigating factors that determine positive and negative outcomes for older people with HIV infection after they receive treatment. Her findings, published March 11 in Clinical Infectious Diseases, suggest an easy intervention that requires no additional medication or diagnostic evaluation.


Opening a window on quantum gravity
Yale News
Yale University has received a grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to fund experiments that researchers hope will provide new insights into quantum gravity. Jack Harris, associate professor of physics, will lead a Yale team that aims to address a long-standing question in physics — how the classical behavior of macroscopic objects emerges from microscopic constituents that obey the laws of quantum mechanics.


Creating a malaria test for ancient human remains
Yale News
Ancient malaria patients, the anthropologist will see you now. A Yale University scientist has developed a promising new method to identify malaria in the bone marrow of ancient human remains.


ISIS’ destruction of cultural antiquities: Q&A with Eckart Frahm
Yale News
Earlier this month, it was reported that members of the militant Islamic State demolished ancient cultural heritage sites in northern Iraq, including statues in the Mosul Museum, the classical site of Hatra, and the Assyrian capitals of Nineveh, Nimrud, and Khorsabad. YaleNews invited Eckart Frahm, professor of Assyriology, to talk about this wave of destruction of Iraq’s heritage.


Book: The Harp of Prophecy
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YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.


Yale and three universities to form National Clinician Scholars Program
Yale News
Yale University, in collaboration with the University of California Los Angeles, University of Michigan, and University of Pennsylvania, announce the launch of the National Clinician Scholars Program to educate nurses and physicians together to serve as scholars, leaders, and innovators who will improve health care, community health, and public policy. 


Yale leads test of new device that protects the brain during heart-valve procedure
Yale News
In the first multicenter trial of its kind, Yale researchers tested a new device that lowers the risk of stroke and cognitive decline in patients undergoing heart-valve replacement.


Markets on Broadway and Whitney under new ownership
Yale News
Yale University Properties has signed lease agreements with Sun Yup Kim, owner of Good Nature Market, for the former Gourmet Heaven spaces at 15 Broadway and 44 Whitney Ave. in New Haven.


Yale historian David Brion Davis wins National Book Critics Circle Award
Yale News
David Brion Davis, Sterling Professor Emeritus of American History, has won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in general non-fiction for his book “The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation” (Knopf, 2014).


State's first eight-patient kidney transplant
Yale News
On March 12, Yale-New Haven Hospital announced the first eight-patient, paired kidney transplant exchange in Connecticut.


The New Yorker correspondent Jane Kramer to speak about food as 'celebration'
Yale News
Jane Kramer, European correspondent for The New Yorker, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, March 24 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. 


Performance tells story of movement to seek justice for Native women
Yale News
“Sliver of a Full Moon,” a play that tells the story of the abuse and rape of Native women by non-Indians and the movement to bring them justice, will be staged on Tuesday, March 31 on campus, and will feature in its cast three of the Native women who stepped forward in 2013 to share their stories of survival with members of Congress.


The Week Ender: Happenings March 13-15
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The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Book: Silent Anatomies
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Inaugural African arts and culture festival will bring emerging, contemporary artists to Yale
Yale News
“Africa Salon,” Yale’s first annual contemporary African arts and culture festival — featuring some of today’s top artists from the continent and diaspora — will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28.


From Colombia to Yale cardiology: Dr. Carlos Mena-Hurtado
Yale News
While attending high school in his native Colombia, Carlos Mena-Hurtado used to frequently drop in on his older brother Alvaro, who was studying medicine at the University of Antioquia, the nation’s top medical school and one of the oldest in South America. All of that time in his brother’s classes convinced Mena-Hurtado, the son of a social worker and an English teacher, to apply.


In Yale Rep’s next production, competing claims of love and blood are put to the test
Yale News
“The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” Bertolt Brecht’s epic fable about a young servant who rescues the abandoned baby of a deposed governor in the civil war-torn country of Grusinia and raises him as her own — and the ruler’s wife who comes to reclaim her child years later — comes to life on the stage of the University Theatre March 20-April 11.


Book: The Lost Child
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Study shows even injured kidneys can be used for transplants
Yale News
Kidneys from deceased donors that have acute injuries are frequently discarded instead of being used for transplant. However, a Yale-led study finds that such kidneys may be more viable than previously thought, and should be considered to meet the growing demand for organ transplants.


Giant sea creature hints at early arthropod evolution
Yale News
Newly discovered fossils of a giant, extinct sea creature show it had modified legs, gills on its back, and a filter system for feeding — providing key evidence about the early evolution of arthropods.


Book: Irrational Exuberance?
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Yale researchers making headway in quest to solve autism’s mysteries
Yale News
In just the past few weeks, Yale researchers have made strides in their efforts to increase understanding of autism. In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, here is a look at those stories, as well as other key autism research findings over the years at Yale.


Briggs featured in journal’s 350th anniversary
Yale News
The world’s oldest scientific journal is celebrating its 350th anniversary with commentaries by leading scientists, including Yale paleontologist Derek Briggs.


Book: Samurai and the Culture of Japan’s Great Peace
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‘Inside Granny’s Head’ looks at science of the aging brain
Yale News
“Inside Granny’s Head: The Science of the Aging Brain” is the subject of the next presentation by the Yale Science Diplomats, a group of graduate students dedicated to making complex scientific topics easily understood by people of all ages.


Study shows connection between key autism risk genes in the human brain
Yale News
A new study reveals an important connection between dozens of genes that may contribute to autism, a major step toward understanding how brain development goes awry in some individuals with the disorder.


Yale to launch its first national online PA program
Yale News
Yale School of Medicine announces plans to launch its first “blended” education program for aspiring physician associates, where students would study in a combination of online courses and clinical clerkships.


The Week Ender: Happenings March 6-8
Yale News
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.


Yale researchers map ‘switches’ that shaped the evolution of the human brain
Yale News
Thousands of genetic “dimmer” switches, regions of DNA known as regulatory elements, were turned up high during human evolution in the developing cerebral cortex, according to new research from the Yale School of Medicine.


As a summer of service nears ... a look back
Yale News
Even as the winter finally begins to melt away, summer is very much on the minds of those who have applied for 2015 Yale President’s Public Service Fellowships. 


Multitasking hunger neurons also control compulsive behaviors
Yale News
In the absence of food, neurons that normally control appetite initiate complex, repetitive behaviors seen in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and anorexia nervosa, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers.


Yale remembers Selma: Then and now
Yale News
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the first Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march, we offer these two accounts from former Yale students who participated in the subsequent marches.


From Columbus to celebrity chefs: How food helped shape history
Yale News
Paul Freedman, the Chester D. Tripp Professor of History and chair of the Program in the History of Science and Medicine, specializes in medieval history and teaches the only undergraduate course at Yale dedicated to the history of cuisine.


Yale center extends teaching’s reach
Yale News
Rethinking the contours of teaching for a changing world is no easy assignment. It requires a particular sort of educational alchemy, helped along by creativity and patience. But the reward, according to the leaders of the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, is a stronger, more dynamic Yale.


Yale Police release internal investigation report
Yale News
An internal investigation conducted by the Yale Police Department has found that the actions of an officer who stopped a Yale College student on campus were in compliance with department policy. 


Shine your own spotlight on poverty and need, urges NYT columnist
Yale News
“There’s something very deeply imbedded in us about trying to have an impact,” said New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof during a Feb. 24 talk on campus. “Yet there’s a sense that the problems are too vast, that there’s too much corruption … [I]n fact, there are a lot of ways in which one can have an impact.”


New fat cells created quickly, but losing them …
Yale News
Once fat cells form, they might shrink during weight loss, but they do not disappear, a fact that has derailed many a diet. Yale researchers in the March 2 issue of the journal Nature Cell Biology describe how — and just how quickly — those fat cells are created in the first place.


Thread at Yale program to focus on storytelling in modern media
Yale News
Thread at Yale — a new summer program for writers, radio journalists, and other storytellers — is now accepting applications for its first session, June 7–10.“Storytelling today moves from one platform to another,” write the organizers. “The best magazines, like The New Yorker and ...


Research in the News: Yale researchers devise a faster, less expensive way to analyze gene activity
Yale News
A team of Yale researchers has developed a simple method that could significantly reduce the time and cost of probing gene expression on a large scale. The findings were published March 2 in the journal Nature Methods.


Thomas Near to be next master of Saybrook College
Yale News
Thomas J. Near, associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and curator of the ichthyology collection at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, has been named the next master of Saybrook College.


Yale College term bill set for 2015–2016
Yale News
At its meeting in February, the Yale Corporation approved a 4% increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2015-2016 school year and reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to keeping a Yale education accessible and affordable to the most talented students from around the world, regardless of family income.


Ukrainian crisis was an inevitability, says the country’s U.N. ambassador
Yale News
“A strong state will never start war,” declared diplomat Yuriy Sergeyev at a campus talk on Feb. 26, during which he claimed the current conflict in his native Ukraine was inevitable, in part because Russia had become so economically and politically weak since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.


Wanted: Forward-thinking participants for medical hackathon
Yale News
Forward-thinking and professionals from across Yale and throughout Connecticut will gather on campus March 27–29 to develop innovative tools and strategies for improving the patient experience and to create better models for predicting the risk of hospital readmissions.


Nicholas Christakis to be next master of Silliman College
Yale News
Nicholas Alexander Christakis, the Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science, has been named the next master of Silliman College.


McEnroe, Blake, Roddick, and Courier to vie at Connecticut Open
Yale News
Tennis luminaries John McEnroe, James Blake, Andy Roddick, and Jim Courier will compete in the Legends Event at the 2015 Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies, to be held Aug. 21-29, at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale.


Li Ka Shing Foundation renews support for Yale Stem Cell Center
Yale News
The Yale Stem Cell Center (YSCC), under the direction of biologist Haifan Lin, has announced a new generous grant of $1.86 million from the Li Ka Shing Foundation (LKSF), founded by Hong Kong businessman Li Ka-shing, to support education and healthcare initiatives. The contribution builds on a 2011 grant of $1.56 million to secure state-of-the-art equipment for stem cell research at Yale and includes new funding that will strengthen collaborations between Yale and China’s Shantou University.


In conversation: Hazel Carby and Michael Denning, winners of lifetime achievement in American studies
Yale News
Hazel Carby, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies and American Studies, and Michael Denning, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of American Studie