Over 200 people of various fields and professions gathered at the US/Canada Citizens’ Summit for Sustainable Development this past weekend.
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Sustainability summit preps for Rio

March 26, 2012 • 1
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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M. RUGBY | Rugby falls to Harvard at Wildcard Weekend

November 9, 2010 • 0
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 »
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Peabody icon may need a name change

October 22, 2010 • 4
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

October 19, 2010 • 1
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

October 1, 2010 • 1180
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

September 15, 2010 • 0
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

September 8, 2010 • 0
New research from Yale scientists has shown that asthma may be more complex than previously thought. 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 already a few »
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Engineering school shake-up rattles professors

September 6, 2010 • 2
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 »
It is believed that the heart-shaped frills atop the head of the Mojoceratops and other related dinosaurs were used to attract mates.
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‘Mojoceratops’ swaggers onto the dinosaur scene

September 1, 2010 • 0
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 »
Bjorn Lomborg's lecture in Linsly-Chittenden Hall on Wednesday was filmed for the documentary "COOL IT," directed by Andrea “Ondi” Timoner ’94 and set to be released in the fall.
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Environmentalist’s talk filmed for documentary

April 30, 2010 • 0
About 100 people filed into Linsly-Chittenden Hall on Wednesday night to hear controversial environmental activist Bjorn Lomborg — who claims spending money to cut carbon emissions is wasteful — speak about climate change. But some audience members said they thought the staged nature of the talk, which was filmed for a documentary, stifled Lomborg’s discussion »
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New process makes safe water cheaper

April 21, 2010 • 0
In the Mason Laboratory on Hillhouse Avenue, a refrigerator packed with bottles contains a thin piece of plastic with the potential to revolutionize water desalination. With support from environmental and chemical engineering professor Menachem Elimelech, graduate students Ngai Yin Yip GRD ’13 and Alberto Tiraferri GRD ’13, and postdoctoral researchers William Phillip and Jessica Schiffman »
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Forestry school to lay off six

April 15, 2010 • 0
To make up for a budget deficit of about $2.4 million for the 2010-’11 school year, the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies will cut six staff members, combine the school’s library with the Kline Science Library and close one of its research centers, Dean Peter Crane said in an e-mail to the school Tuesday. »
Yale’s second varsity eight, varsity four and second varsity four all won their races and clinched the Connell Cup.