Margulis to receive the Wolf Prize

February 25, 2005 • 0
In “Good Will Hunting,” the title character seemed able to outsmart the best of the best, even an MIT professor who won the Fields Medal — “like the Nobel Prize of math” according to the 1997 hit film. But Will Hunting never came across mathematics professor Gregory Margulis. Margulis, who won the Fields Medal in »

Doctors volunteer aid to Thai kids

February 23, 2005 • 0
A group of 37 doctors, nurses and technicians, many from the Yale School of Medicine or Yale-New Haven Hospital, put a smile on the faces of about 150 children in rural Thailand last month. The team of anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons and their support crew, working with the California-based group Interplast, went to Thailand late last »

Binge eaters crave freedom from food

February 16, 2005 • 0
An old idiom says that the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. But always succumbing to the stomach can take the heart to the brink of exhaustion. For Graham Boettcher ’95 GRD ’06, the result of his binge eating was an enlarged left ventricle — his heart was working too hard. »

Judge dismisses suit claiming bad practices at hospital

February 11, 2005 • 0
A class action lawsuit filed last September against Yale-New Haven Hospital and its affiliates for wrongfully charging uninsured and low-income patients was dismissed from Connecticut district federal court Tuesday in a bench ruling by Judge Stefan Underhill. While the hospital has characterized the decision as a move in its favor, representatives for the plaintiffs’ attorneys »

New Haven’s energy efforts cited by DOE

February 1, 2005 • 0
The Elm City’s energy conservation program has made the city greener both outside and inside of the bank. The United States Department of Energy has named New Haven a “success story” for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs that have been in place for the past 10 years — ever since Mayor John DeStefano Jr. »

Newly-discovered SARS relative bears city’s name

January 26, 2005 • 0
Having something named after you is usually considered an honor. But New Haven residents probably will not be bragging about the newest thing named after their city — a virus related to SARS. The New Haven coronavirus — named after the site of its discovery — was recently isolated by two Yale pediatricians. Unlike SARS, »

Center makes strides in Tourette’s Syndrome study

January 19, 2005 • 0
The Yale Child Study Center continues to make strides in the study of Tourette’s Syndrome — the symptoms of which are consistently misconceived as a repetition of obscene verbal outbursts — furthering Yale’s more than 25-year investigation of the disease. According to the Tourette Syndrome Association of America, Tourette’s is an inherited, neurological disorder characterized »

Speth will travel to Singapore to lecture

January 13, 2005 • 0
The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the National University of Singapore have a little more in common than a typical Yalie might think. Environment School Dean Gustave Speth has been named a Lee Kuan Yew Distinguished Fellow for 2005 by NUS and will travel to Singapore today and present lectures at the »

Donations to help construction of ‘green’ FES building

January 11, 2005 • 0
The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies’ $27 million capital campaign to build a new facility on Prospect Street received a $4 million boost over winter break. The latest contribution to the campaign for the school’s expansion came from Carl Knobloch ’51, president and CEO of Atlanta-based West Hill Investors, a privately held equity »

Study finds religion shapes views of terminal sedation

December 8, 2004 • 0
While the U.S. Supreme Court does not object to a medical practice that places a higher priority on alleviating pain than maintaining a patient’s life, whether individual doctors do can vary by their religion, according to a recent study. Terminal sedation may be confused with physician-assisted suicide, which is illegal in every state except Oregon, »

Donaldson, Kiernan excel at nationals

November 30, 2004 • 3
Indiana’s cloudy midwestern skies on the morning of Nov. 22 did not deter a pair of Yale runners, who both won All-American awards at this year’s NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Championships. Lindsay Donaldson ’08 and Cara Kiernan ’07 represented Yale in the championship race at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind. Donaldson »

‘Dino-Snore’ enlivens history for children

November 15, 2004 • 0
The Great Hall of the Peabody Museum of Natural History came alive the night of Nov. 13 with running children and tired parents from the greater New Haven area at the semiannual “Dino-Snore.” Sleeping bags, air mattresses and tents surrounded the dinosaur bones, and the museum was teeming with children in pajamas and slippers. The »