Debate team beats Harvard
The Yale Debate Association ended its season by receiving the American Parliamentary Debate Association’s Club of the Year Award.
Longtime Yale biochemist dies
Donald Crothers ’58, a biophysical chemist who served on the Yale faculty for half a century, died on Sunday, March 16 at the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven. He was 77.
Monkeys likely less curious than humans
George may not have been so curious after all, as Yale researchers have shown that humans may be the only primates that learn for learning’s sake.
Network institute launches
People braved the icy weather to celebrate the launch of an academic experiment designed to pull together network science researchers.
Christakis talks networks
Christakis is a professor of social and natural science and co-director of the Institute for Network Science at Yale, which will hold a grand opening tomorrow.
Of mice and McDonald’s
Yale professor of neurobiology Tamas Horvath recently co-authored a paper examining the neurological link between the diet of mice during pregnancy and the tendency of their offspring to become obese. The study, which was published on Jan. 23 in the journal Cell, may help researchers develop novel ways to fight the obesity epidemic. The News »
Altruism tainted by profit
New research from the Yale School of Management suggests that charitable giving may harm a company’s image.