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Peabody launches new site

March 1, 2011 • 1062
The Peabody is now adding friends on Facebook. In the next two weeks, the museum plans to launch a new version of their website that is easier to use and integrates new media like podcasts and videos. Over the past two years, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History has been using social networking sites »
More than 100 recruits interested in science and engineering were on campus last weekend.
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YES-W hosts more than 100 students

February 21, 2011 • 1
Yale’s top science and engineering recruits for the class of 2015 spent the weekend touring campus, meeting professors, and building machines out of found objects as part of a game called “Junk Yale Wars.” Starting Saturday and continuing through today, the University is hosting Yale Engineering and Science Weekend (YES-W), an effort to show Yale »
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Science labs consolidated

February 11, 2011 • 5
Yale undergraduate science labs may soon be collected under one roof. The science administration is working to develop a “Science Teaching Center” on Science Hill, which would combine the biology, chemistry and physics undergraduate teaching laboratories into one new building located adjacent to Sterling Chemistry Laboratory. Ideally, the center would be a site for interdisciplinary »
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Premed proposal changes science classes

February 4, 2011 • 2
Pre-meds could see changes in all major required courses within the next year. At least eight departments or schools at Yale — including Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (MB&B), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (E&EB), Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB), Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and the School of Engineering — are planning to provide more courses »
Yale’s budget deficit has encouraged collaborative hiring among Yale’s medical, engineering and science faculties.
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Science cuts force commute

February 3, 2011 • 0
New West Campus researchers are making the seven-mile commute to labs and offices on Science Hill as budget cuts force reductions in hiring. As hiring budgets across the University decrease in response to the economic downturn, West Campus and Yale’s science administration are working together to bring in new faculty that work in Yale’s central, »
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Biology depts mull premed changes

February 1, 2011 • 10
Premed culture at Yale may be changing as medical school requirements go through revisions. Several science departments are considering changing their undergraduate curricula in response to a 2009 national report by the Association for American Medical Colleges and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute recommending that premed requirements include a checklist of relevant skills like applied »
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Engineering programs integrating

January 13, 2011 • 0
Chemical engineering at Yale is getting a green makeover. Since the department was renamed “Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering” last summer to include environmental engineering, its administrators have been working to further integrate the two programs and allow students more flexibility in their studies. An increasing number of universities have been doing the same, »
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Strobel to head West Campus

December 8, 2010 • 1
Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Scott Strobel will be replacing ecology professor Michael Donoghue as vice president for West Campus planning and program development next semester. Donoghue, who has headed West Campus administration since 2008, said he informed University President Richard Levin and Provost Peter Salovey during the summer that he wanted to teach »
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Strobel to replace Donoghue as West Campus VP

December 7, 2010 • 0
Scott Strobel will be replacing Michael Donoghue as vice president for West Campus planning and program development next semester, according to an e-mail from University President Richard Levin this morning. Donoghue, who has headed West Campus administration since 2008, informed Levin and Provost Peter Salovey during the summer that he wanted to teach and continue »
Although HIV/AIDS activism waned in the late 1990s, the movement has gained popularity in recent years and continues to be a driving force for HIV/AIDS awareness in New Haven.
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AIDS activism surges on campus

December 1, 2010 • 3
The year is 1981 and AIDS is quickly becoming one of New Haven’s leading causes of death. In 1982 Yale biology professor Al Novick decides to put aside his research on bat echolocation, the method bats use to communicate with sound waves, and become a major advocate for AIDS public policy reform in New Haven »
Yale Dining service on West Campus has made an impact on the community located at the site of a former pharmaceutical complex.
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West Campus, lonely no more

November 29, 2010 • 0
West Campus employees are coming out of isolation. Yale has been working hard to attract new researchers to West Campus — located seven miles from downtown New Haven — since it bought the 1.6 million-square-foot complex from pharmaceutical company Bayer HealthCare in 2007. Administrators estimate that between 100 and 200 employees regularly utilize the campus’s »
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Students plan West Campus

November 16, 2010 • 0
West Campus development plans are being made again— this time, by students. Two landscape management courses in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies are developing plans this semester to make West Campus — Yale’s burgeoning site in West Haven for science research and the arts — more integrated with the natural lands surrounding it. »