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The ways in which virtual reality technologies help us understand poetry and technological explorations into what music reveals about the brain are just two of the topics that will be explored at the third annual Beyond Boundaries symposium, which will showcase the work of Yale undergraduates, ... arts
Students in "Introduction to Engineering Innovation & Design" course spend half a semester putting their new engineering skills to work for other members of the Yale community. This team partnered with the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) to study the effects of gravity over time ... arts

A reconstruction of Saniwa ensidens with a monitor lizard head. The third and fourth eyes This image shows a reconstruction of Saniwa ensidens with a monitor lizard head. The third and fourth eyes are located on the top of the head. (Senckenberg/Andreas Lachmann). Researchers have found an ... evolution
David Litt, a former White House speechwriter and bestselling author, will speak at Yale on Thursday, April 5 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. Litt's talk, co-sponsored by the Traphagen Alumni Speakers Series of the Yale College Office of Student Affairs, will take place at 6 p.m. in the Branford College ... evolution
The search for one of life's greatest goals, happiness, is what brings almost 1,200 students to one of Yale University's most popular classes ever. The class is called "Psychology and the Good Life." Psychology professor Laurie Santos teaches the class. One in four Yale undergraduate students has ... evolution
Judge Alvin W. Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut wrote the decision. Schlichter Bogard & Denton LLP and Cohen & Wolf PC represent the university workers. Mayer Brown LLP represents Yale. The case is Vellali v. Yale Univ., D. Conn., No. 3:16-cv-01345-AWT, order ...

Yale has joined 30 other universities and colleges in filing an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief in a case before the United States Supreme Court that addresses the legality of an order issued by the Trump administration. The brief was filed by the schools in support of a challenge by the State of Hawaii to ...
In individuals with lupus, immune cells attack the body's own tissue and organs as if they are enemy invaders. A new Yale-led study describes how a protein found in common bacteria triggers that auto-immune response. The finding opens the door to future therapies targeting the bacteria rather than ...
Using solar energy and nanoparticles to make saltwater drinkable, researchers from Yale and Rice University have developed a system that could potentially be used off-grid in remote areas or in domestic settings. The system, known as nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation (NESMD), ...
An artist's rendering of the prehistoric lizard Colobops noviportensis An artist's rendering of Colobops noviportensis, a new species of reptile from prehistoric Connecticut. (Michael Hanson). Scientists have identified a new species of reptile from prehistoric Connecticut and, boy, does it have a mouth on it.
The humanitarian trips that students in Professor Jaehong Kim's course “Environmental Technology in the Developing World” take each spring break have become an established tradition at Yale. For the most recent trip, there were a few new twists. After a few years of traveling to Nicaragua, the course ...
These courses add further depth to an array of environmental and health law course offerings already in place thanks to a strong partnership with Yale University's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the Law School's Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, the Community & Economic ...
Students from across the Global Network for Advanced Management traveled to New Haven to participate in Global Network Week at Yale SOM from March 12 to 16. Among the highlights of the week was a visit to the financial services company Synchrony in Stamford, Connecticut. Students participating in ...
Ronald Coifman posing with a computer. Coifman with his wavelet packets, one of his contributions to computer science that won him the National Medal of Science in 1999. Yale mathematician and computer scientist Ronald Coifman has won the 2018 Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics, one of the highest ...
The social fabrics of their neighborhoods, including friendships and ideas about masculinity, have a powerful impact on marijuana use among young minority men, a new Yale School of Public Health study finds. The research led by Tamara Taggart, Ph.D., MPH, a postdoctoral fellow at Yale's Center for ...
One-third of young adults aged 19 and 20 report riding in a motor vehicle with an impaired driver at the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study co-authored by Yale researcher Federico Vaca, M.D., M.P.H, and his colleagues at the National Institutes of Health, and led by Colorado ...
The U.S. healthcare system is responsible for significant portions of the nation's pollution emissions, indirectly harming the very patients it seeks to serve. However, these health damages are currently unreported and largely unrecognized. A first-of-its-kind workshop on environmental sustainability in clinical ...

Continuing with his interest in the number four (referencing Group IV in semiconductor physics, which includes carbon and silicon), the Rothberg Catalyzer Prize is happening at four universities — Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, and Yale University. He's letting ...
Psychopaths exhibit callous disregard for the welfare of others, suggesting an inability to understand the perspective of people around them. Yet they can also be extremely charming and manipulative, seemingly indicating an awareness of the thoughts of others. This paradox has perplexed researchers, ...
Bottom portion of a page from Clumber Park Chartier, with poetry. A detailed portion of the Clumber Park Chartier manuscript, now available online and at the Beinecke Library for research. The Beinecke Library recently acquired the Clumber Park Chartier, considered the finest illustrated manuscript of ...
But the Yale University case shed light on what happens when such complaints are handled in a court of law, as they rarely are. The trial ended Wednesday when a jury found 25-year-old Saifullah Khan not guilty. Khan was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow Yale student after a Halloween party in ...
Bacteria found in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, according to a new Yale study. The researchers also found that the autoimmune reaction can be suppressed with an antibiotic or vaccine designed to target the bacteria, they said.
People with stage III colon cancer who regularly eat nuts are at significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence and mortality than those who don't, according to a new, large study led by researchers at Yale Cancer Center. The findings were published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study ...
Our brains are bombarded with information about events around us, but we only become conscious of a few of them. Yale researchers have captured what happens in the split second before the emergence of consciousness, a fundamental state of human life. “There is a very tight window of a few ...
Chinese mothers who were exposed to a high level of certain air pollutants during pregnancy had a higher risk of abnormal fetal growth, according to a new Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) study. The findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, were based on data collected from ...
Yale researchers have developed a set of synthetic molecules that may help boost the strength of a key, virus-fighting protein. The protein, RIG-I, is an important sensor in the immune system of humans and other animals. It recognizes and responds to viral RNA by surrounding it, latching onto it, and ...
A coalition of activists uncovered late last year that Yale University's $27.2 billion endowment had a direct investment in Puerto Rican debt instruments through a Cayman Islands-registered shell corporation. It is believed to be the first documented proof of a university endowment holding Puerto Rican ...
For millennia, people have used molten sand and other ingredients to create a vast array of traditional glass products, including beads, vessels, lenses and windows. Today, we also have metallic glasses – materials with the strength of metal, but with the pliability of plastic – that are being developed for a ...
Speaking at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 15, Yale University President Peter Salovey announced an expanded opportunity for emerging leaders in Africa to pursue an MBA education at Yale. The Yale School of Management will dedicate two scholarships in its full-time MBA program ...
A Yale-led research team developed a new RNA therapy, delivered through the nose, to treat mice infected with West Nile Virus. The innovative approach reduced the Virus in the brain, allowing the immune system to destroy the virus and develop long-term protection against West Nile Virus disease, ...
Older women residing in the U.S territories are less likely to receive recommended or timely care for breast cancer compared with similar women residing in the continental United States, according to Yale researchers. Their findings were published in the March issue of Health Affairs. Using Medicare ...
Stephanie Wiles, an expert in old masters drawings and a museum leader at Cornell University, will be the next director of the Yale University Art Gallery, the university announced on Wednesday. She will succeed Jock Reynolds, who has run the gallery since 1998 but announced last year that he would ...
The galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. The ghostly galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 is so diffuse it is possible to clearly see distant galaxies behind it. The galaxy is missing most, if not all, of its dark matter. The image was taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the Hubble ...
He made the comment during a speech at Yale University on Tuesday. The Yale Daily News, which reported the comment, originally said it was meant as a jab at President Trump — and by implication Trump's children. The Yale paper later corrected its story to say that while “Bush did not directly refer to ...
Yale University Press London had "an extraordinary year" in the 12 months ending 30th June 2017, with net sales growth of 30%, according to its annual report, newly filed at Companies House. Top line book and e-book sales passed £8m for the first time, reaching £8.7m (against £7m in the previous fiscal ...
Hito Steyerl lecturing with a laptop and microphone Filmmaker, writer, and visual artist Hito Steyerl gives a lecture at the Yale School of Art's Edgewood Gallery. (Photo credit: Dho Yee Chung, MFA '19). Hito Steyerl, an internationally renowned filmmaker and writer, opened a Feb. 21 lecture at the Yale ...
Our brains are bombarded with information about events around us, but we only become conscious of a few of them. Yale researchers have captured what happens in the split second before the emergence of consciousness, a fundamental state of human life. “There is a very tight window of a few ...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Hillary Clinton will speak at this year's Class Day at Yale University. Class Day is an annual event at the New Haven, Connecticut, university that honors achievements in academic, artistic and athletic fields. Past notable speakers include former Secretary of State John Kerry ...
True to Yale's mission as a liberal arts university, every undergraduate student is required to gain proficiency in a new language before graduating. Although Yale offers over 50 languages ranging from American Sign Language to Zulu, and the classes vary in size, level, and structure, the experience of ...
A medical instructor demonstrates how to position the head so as not to block the airway One of the programs supported by the Yale School of Nursing in action. Pictured is an overdose rapid response training in the Kombani Medically Assisted Treatment clinic in Kenya in 2018. The instructor, from the ...
Chinese mothers who were exposed to a high level of certain air pollutants during pregnancy had a higher risk of abnormal fetal growth, according to a new Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) study. The findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, were based on data collected from ...
A coalition of activists uncovered late last year that Yale University's $27.2 billion endowment had a direct investment in Puerto Rican debt instruments through a Cayman Islands-registered shell corporation. It is believed to be the first documented proof of a university endowment holding Puerto Rican ...
Young women who report heart attack symptoms are more likely to have them dismissed by their providers as not heart related, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) finds. The research, published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, examined the relationship ...
The construction team from Svigals & Partners architects joined members of the Yale nursing and West Campus communities for a ceremony and hard hat tour. Dean Ann Kurth, Associate Dean of Finance and Administration Marcia Thomas, and Vice President for West Campus Planning and Program ...
Students looking to join a sorority at Yale University may soon have financial assistance to do so. The Yale Panhellenic Council announced Feb. 9 that it intends to start a financial aid program that will give $200 to each of the four sororities on Yale's campus. According to Yale Daily News, the program is ...
Ksenija Pavlovic, the founder, and editor-in-chief of The Pavlovic Today will be speaking at Pierson College of Yale University on February 22nd at 4 PM. As a speaker at Pierson College Tea at Yale University, Pavlovic will be highlighting her experiences as a White House correspondent under the Trump ...
A team of Yale University researchers have discovered a sort of master switching network of proteins crucial to sustain cell growth. The team — led by Susan Baserga and her graduate students Katie Farley-Barnes and Kat McCann in the Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry — screened for ...
Hamilton College's Black and Latinx Student Union (BLSU) joined over 700 participants from other colleges and universities at the 23rd Annual Black Solidarity Conference, held at Yale University from Feb. 8 to 11. This year's topic was: “Let's Get It On: Deconstructing Sex, Sexuality, And Gender in the ...
Wu received research support from Hangzhou Just Biotherapeutics, which licensed the intellectual property from Yale University on the basis of the findings. Related. Combination immunotherapy targets cancer resistance · Research note: Immunotherapy may also target glioblastomas, study shows ...
Research has shown that older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia. This protective effect was found for all participants, as well as among those carrying a gene that puts them at higher risk of developing dementia, ...


 

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