Sustainability summit preps for Rio

People from all walks of life gathered in Kroon Hall this weekend to share their vision of a sustainable future. Over 200 people, ranging from entrepreneurs to lawyers to social advocates, congregated for the US/Canada Citizens’ Summit for Sustainable Development. They discussed issues relevant to this summer’s upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or […]

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Some Sunday morning Quidditch

Magic hovered in the chilly air as the Yale Quidditch team took off Sunday morning during their weekly practice. Equipped with broomsticks and broomstick substitutes (crutches and Swiffers), about a dozen muggles were “flying” between two sets of scoring hoops on Cross Campus. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline el_id=”25347″ ] Like in the books, chasers scored by dunking the […]

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M. RUGBY | Rugby falls to Harvard at Wildcard Weekend

NEW YORK — The men’s rugby team fell just two wins short at Wildcard Weekend of earning a berth in the national championships. The Bulldogs succumbed to Harvard, 10–6, in a close game during the second matchup of the tournament at Columbia University’s Baker Field on Saturday. Columbia lost to Brown, 42–17, in the first […]

Peabody icon may need a name change

The name of the Peabody Museum of Natural History’s dinosaur icon is up in the air. Standing outdoors on a 13-foot-high granite platform, the 7,350-pound bronze, horned dinosaur welcomes visitors to the museum. Looking at the Torosaurus statue through the window of her office, Peabody Museum Deputy Director Jane Pickering said the area is a […]

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High tech gear available at Bass

Budget cuts have taken their toll on yet another Yale program. The Bass Media Equipment Checkout program, a website that allows Yale students to borrow digital equipment such as camcorders, tripods, and Mac adapters, was meant to officially launch this month, the program’s co-assistant director Erin Scott said, but has been delayed indefinitely due to […]

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A tale of two engineering schools

In July, the School of Engineering & Applied Science renamed two of the school’s departments and separated from the Applied Physics Department. With only 56 ladder faculty members, the small size of the school — under which Yale’s engineering departments are organized — made it less competitive than other engineering schools, Yale engineering dean Kyle […]

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Laboratory develops cancer biosensors

In Yale’s Becton Engineering and Applied Science Center, sensors smaller than a child’s fingernail can detect cancer-indicating proteins in blood at a concentration equivalent to a grain of salt dissolved in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Researchers in electrical engineering and applied physics professor Mark Reed’s laboratory have been improving and testing biosensors for cancer detection. […]

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Yale researchers identify new asthma genes

New research from Yale scientists has shown that asthma may be more complex than previously thought. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”6433″ ] At the Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, School of Public Health professor Michael Bracken GRD ’74 designed several genetic studies to look for genes associated with increased susceptibility to asthma. Since there are […]

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Engineering school shake-up rattles professors

A summertime shake-up in the engineering school has left some professors miffed that they were not consulted. The school’s dean, Kyle Vanderlick, said the changes — renaming two of the school’s departments and separating the Applied Physics Department from the school — will have little effect on undergraduate education. But of the 12 professors in […]

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‘Mojoceratops’ swaggers onto the dinosaur scene

Over a round of beers, Yale paleontologist Nicholas Longrich came up with an unconventional name for the dinosaur species he discovered: “Mojoceratops.” Longrich, a postdoctoral associate in geology and geophysics professor Jacques Gauthier’s laboratory, officially dubbed the creature “Mojoceratops perifania” in a paper in the July issue of the Journal of Paleontology. Although the dinosaur […]

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Yale postdoc gives dinosaurs their ‘mojo’ back

Over a round of beers, Yale paleontologist Nicholas Longrich came up with an unconventional name for the dinosaur species he discovered: “Mojoceratops.” Longich, a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, officially dubbed the creature “Mojoceratops perifania” with the publication of his paper in the Journal of Paleontology on Thursday, according to a […]

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Science prof Rothman ’71 wins prestigious $1M prize

Biomedical sciences, cell biology and chemistry professor James Rothman ’71 is a recipient of the prestigious $1 million Kavli Prize in neuroscience, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced Thursday. While many psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and depression, involve the brain’s communication system, the mechanism behind this fundamental process was unclear until the […]

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