Muslim fast fights hunger

November 11, 2004
For three days this month, the Muslim Students Association invited fellow Yalies, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, to evening meals to both commemorate and combat the hunger felt by the homeless during the holy month of Ramadan. Today marks the conclusion of the third annual fast-a-thon organized by the MSA, in which people from the Yale »

Conference puts biosafety under the microscope

November 10, 2004
Yale hosted its first Connecticut BioScience Conference in Harkness Auditorium at the School of Medicine Tuesday afternoon, attracting a crowd of about 50 people. The conference was jointly sponsored by Yale and the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. The morning presentations were held at UCHC, and the University hosted the afternoon events. The »

Torres plants new roots

October 29, 2004
To symbolize the roots of support within the colorectal cancer survivor community, nine-time Olympic swimming medalist Dara Torres partook in a tree-planting ceremony at the Yale School of Medicine on Thursday. Torres, whose father is a survivor of CRC, is the official spokesperson for Roots of Support in CRC, an educational program kicked-off last May »

Science building nears completion

October 21, 2004
The School of Engineering’s wait for its new addition is coming to a close. Funded by a $24 million gift from engineering graduate John Malone ’63, the new facility at Prospect and Trumbull streets, which will focus on biomedical engineering, is expected to open on schedule in late 2005. The construction team is working hard »

Book lends perspective to rivalry — ‘The Only Game That Matters’

October 20, 2004
The result of a recent collaboration of a Connecticut College alumnus and a Boston University graduate has little to do with either of their schools. “The Only Game That Matters,” by Bernard Corbett and Paul Simpson, follows the story behind the deep-rooted rivalry between Harvard and Yale and focuses on a broad range of issues »

Scientists seek earlier Alzheimer’s diagnoses

October 18, 2004
Backed by a $60 million national initiative, researchers at the Yale School of Medicine are making strides toward early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. As a member of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, Yale researchers, together with scientists in the United States and Canada, are working toward the development of early-diagnosis tests and biomarkers for Alzheimer’s »

Editor offers views on U.S. agenda in Iraq

October 13, 2004
Bill Emmott, the editor of The Economist, spoke on what he said was the nation’s neo-conservative agenda for the Iraq war and said a new White House administration would not radically change the country’s involvement in the Middle East at a talk in the Luce Hall auditorium on Tuesday. At the event, sponsored by the »

Longer waits for medical care due to hospitals, not racism, study says

October 8, 2004
To a heart-attack victim, time can be the difference between life and death. While a recent study showed that minorities wait nearly nine minutes longer for treatment than white patients, the disparity is largely due to the quality of hospital at which treatment is sought, not racism. The results of the survey conducted by the »

Ma receives IEEE award for research

October 6, 2004
Yale Electrical Engineering Department chairman Tso Ping Ma has been named the recipient of the 2005 Andrew S. Grove Award for his research and contributions to the field of gate dielectrics, which allowed for the development of cheaper and faster microchips. Ma will receive the award, presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, »

Web site uses game to predict election

September 30, 2004
The launch of a new student-run, Web-based game brings other students an opportunity to win money for correctly predicting the outcome of the upcoming presidential race. While the presidential election will feature two Yale graduates, the creators of the experiment wanted to bring the election closer to campus. Without the help of any faculty or »

Healing ceremony raises spirits and skepticism

September 15, 2004
Members of the Greater New Haven community gathered at Battell Chapel on Monday and Tuesday evenings to worship with Minister Paul Campo of Victory Chapel of Cape Cod, Mass. as he healed the sick. The event was organized by Pastor Kenneth Whelan, the religious leader of Victory Chapel in Hamden. Both Whelan and Campo are »

Program unites fathers, children

November 12, 2003
Bryan Leach LAW ’05 said when he wrote his dissertation at Oxford University Graduate School, he realized there was something wrong with today’s society — the lack of a father’s presence in many families. A father’s role, he said, is one of the most important ones in keeping future adults off the streets, drugs, welfare, »