Seeking solutions in sludge

In a room in Mason Laboratory, a team of Yale researchers are finding ways to deal with the nation’s sewage. Kyle Bibby GRD ’12 and Chris Ziemba GRD ’11 study pathogens in sewage sludge and ways to effectively kill them. Professor Jordan Peccia, who advises the pair, said their research could help the Environmental Protection […]

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Accelerate your lab

Smashing atoms together is no longer just science fiction — researchers have been doing just that on Science Hill for more than 40 years. Since the late 1960s, Yale researchers have used the particle accelerator at the Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory on Science Hill to examine properties of the atomic nucleus, physics professor Andreas Heinz […]

University

Divinity School farm sowing seeds

What was once a 2,000 square-foot lawn in the northeast corner of the Yale Divinity School is now a sustainable garden. The 35 volunteers at the Yale Divinity School Farm are harvesting the lettuce from their first season of growing, said the farm’s founder, Andrew Barnett DIV ’12 FES ’12. The project is part of […]

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One bird, two bird, red bird, blue bird

Without the binoculars, the bird is but a white speck moving in and out of the waves in the distance. With them, it counts as one gull. The below-freezing weather and impending snowstorm didn’t stop the bird from diving into the sea for fish, nor did it deter the two bird-watchers. Wearing skullcaps and thick […]

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Stopping the next swine flu

The evolutionary path of a virus can help scientists predict whether it may be the next swine flu virus, Yale researchers have found. Post-doctoral fellow Nadya Morales, who works in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology professor Paul Turner’s lab, has shown that viruses that have evolved to infect multiple hosts are more likely to shift hosts. […]

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Lux et vérité at screening

When filmmakers of cinéma vérité — French for “truthful cinema” — began a documentary, they never knew what the story would be. The cameraman followed the subjects through every revealing moment of their lives, allowing reality to replace scenario. “Eddie” and “Letters from Vietnam,” two documentaries from this nearly extinct genre directed in the early […]

Culture

YPU delves into new media

The Yale Political Union has a new blog — and the online forum already has 13 posts since its launch last Monday. The YPU e-mailed all its members Thursday to announce the launch of yalepoliticalunion.blogspot.com, which blog manager Sandy Zhu ’12 said was created to serve as an open forum for inter-party political discourse on […]

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New traffic-calming measure on College St.

Over a year and a half after a fatal traffic accident at the School of Medicine prompted public pressure for safer streets, a set of walk lights at the intersection of North Frontage Road and College Street has been installed as a small step toward improving pedestrian safety, said Jonathan Romanyshyn ’04 MED ’10, a […]

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Kroon Hall going for platinum

One year after its opening, Kroon Hall will soon be the seventh Yale structure to be recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as a sustainable building. The council is likely to approve Kroon Hall’s application for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification — the highest rating the group awards — in […]

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SAE house burglarized

The fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s house at 35 High St. was burglarized Friday, and thanks to the fraternity’s house manager, police have apprehended a suspect. Upon returning from the Jonathan Edwards gym Friday evening at around 10 p.m., Daniel Diamond ’11, who is in charge of overseeing SAE’s property, found a strange man who did […]

City

West Campus stays safe

WEST HAVEN — The last reported “crime” at Yale’s 136-acre West Campus occurred four to five years ago, said Thomas Paddock, one of the four head security officers who cover the area. An employee’s lunch was stolen. “The employee was really mad,” Paddock said. “So we had a sign placed saying, ‘Honor thy neighbors’ lunch.’ ” […]

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Creationism vs. secularism: a showdown on Cross Campus

Bridge Logos, a Christian publishing company, handed out free copies of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species on Cross Campus today — but there’s a catch. “The books all have a 54-page introduction of creationist bulls— by the renowned dumbass, Ray Comfort,” said Vlad Chituc ’12, the community service co-coordinator of the Secular Student Alliance […]

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