Sun shines on home built by students

September 26, 2005 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Students at the Yale School of Architecture use hammers as well as T-squares in their daily education. In an effort to fulfill the building project requirement of their first year of study, graduate students completed construction of a home Thursday. The welcome mat »

Environment Sch. report shows gains

September 19, 2005 • 0
Just as businesses across the nation compose detailed performance reports at the end of the fiscal year, the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies completed its own annual trends report, tabulating progress in fund raising, grant awards, faculty demographics and other facets of the school’s daily operations. The report, a survey of 20 indicators, states »

Researchers examine deformities in amphibian limbs

September 14, 2005 • 0
In 1995, a group of schoolchildren in the wetlands of rural Le Sueur, Minn., yelled out to their teacher. “This one has no legs on one side and a bunch on the other!” one student said, according to a PBS transcript chronicling the discovery of the deformed frogs. Most schoolchildren would yell to their teachers »

Singing is about more than perfect pitch

September 7, 2005 • 0
Understanding perfect pitch may be difficult for those without the ability to instantaneously name a note upon first hearing it. Imagine a classroom full of children. All are colorblind, save one, and they all get palettes and paint. “Just imagine what that [one] child will experience with the color in comparison to the other kids,” »

Astronomers space out, find 10th planet

August 31, 2005 • 0
Watch out Pluto, you’ve got some competition. University astronomers and physicists, in collaboration with the California Institute of Technology and the Gemini Observatory, have discovered what they claim is the 10th planet, taking Pluto’s status as farthest planet from the Sun. “If this one isn’t a planet, then neither is Pluto, which means it may »

Cancer treatment enters trials

April 20, 2005 • 5
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Researchers at the School of Medicine are combining their artillery specialized for liquid and solid cancers to target the disease when it appears in the lungs The latest research efforts, led by Dr. Lynn Wilson, a radiation oncologist specialist at the medical school »

How do the sciences stack up to the University’s other departments?

April 18, 2005 • 0
As Group IV majors make the long trek up Science Hill, the nearly-completed Biomedical Engineering Building serves as a reminder that science at Yale is not neglected. The University is slowly ascending the national rankings for engineering, after being out of the top 50 just over 10 years ago, and the biological sciences have garnered »

FES talks focus on deforestation

April 15, 2005 • 0
This week, delegates from the World Wildlife Foundation of Indonesia were at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies to discuss the effects of illegal deforestation on the Indonesian community with leaders in the field, including professor of tropical resources Lisa Curran, who is also the director of the Tropical Resources Institute at the environment »

McCormick wins Javits Award

April 6, 2005 • 0
Research on brain functions that humans never recognize has earned a School of Medicine professor significant attention. Neurobiology professor David McCormick was awarded the Senator Jacob Javits Award by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for studying the function of the cerebral cortex. Along with national recognition, he was given funds for both »

Research finds chimp violence is organized

April 4, 2005 • 0
Chimpanzees and Al Capone have more in common than opposable thumbs. While a chimp would never be seen gunning down its foes against a brick wall, Yale’s anthropology professor David Watts is delving into the arena of organized chimpanzee violence. Watts has been studying the behavior, ecology and social make up of chimpanzee communities. He »

Science Saturdays bring research to life for kids

March 28, 2005 • 0
A side of Yale College Dean Peter Salovey usually hidden from Yalies came alive to New Haven’s youth in Davies Auditorium Saturday morning in the first of five Science Saturdays, which feature science lectures for the general public. Parents sat with their children as psychologists Salovey and Marc Brackett, who teaches “Personality Psychology,” presented their »

Biology professor leaves Yale for Duke

March 25, 2005 • 0
By Alberto Masliah Staff reporter Duke 2, Yale 0. But the Blue Devils’ latest triumph is due to their unique lemur facility, not their jump shot. Professor Anne Yoder, a biologist who teaches “Evolution of Mammals,” will arrive on Duke University’s Durham campus Aug. 1 and take over as director of Duke University Primate Center »