Seminar focuses on evolutionary medicine

A new graduate-level evolutionary medicine course that will be open to juniors next semester is unique in its field, according to eight professors at Yale and other universities. “Studies in Evolutionary Medicine,” a two-term seminar beginning in January, will provide students who plan to enter the fields of medicine or scientific research with a foundation […]


Meteors disappoint

When about 40 Yale meteor enthusiasts drove to a soccer field for the Leonid meteor shower Tuesday, they did not expect the skies to flare with the light of thousands of meteors as on Nov. 13, 1833 — one of the most famous meteor showers in history. Still, they prepared to face the cold and […]


Yalies explore creation, destruction

NEW YORK — On the multi-colored, tiled floors of X Initiative, a non-profit art gallery here, theater studies lecturer and World Performance Project artistic director Emily Coates ’06 interacted with sculptures made by School of Art student Tamar Ettun ART ’10 from every day objects such as crutches, yarn and doors. “Empty Is Also,” a […]


Science Park renovation set for 2010

After almost a year of delays, a $150 million renovation of a 600,000 square-foot complex at Science Park is expected to begin in spring 2010, said David Silverstone, president of the Science Park Development Corporation, a non-profit of which Yale University is a board member. Since fall 2008, the corporation has had trouble financing the […]


How loud is too loud in New Haven?

Construction at Yale may be annoying, but it’s not loud enough to damage hearing, two University professors said. In an informal survey over four days, the News used a sound level meter — which measures loudness as the human ear perceives it — to measure the noise levels at various construction sites around campus. (The […]


Police caught off guard

Yale officials, either unaware or unconvinced, were caught off guard Saturday when a six-foot ball did in fact start bobbing over a crowd of a thousand people. Despite the flood of fliers and e-mails that were circulated around campus last week and an article in Friday’s News, Yale police had no plan in place and […]


Yale digitizes documents

Two recent federal grants will allow Yale to digitize rare primary sources of Middle Eastern history, making them accessible to researchers worldwide. The Yale University Library has received a $650,000 four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to digitize Syrian and Palestinian government records, and a $240,000 joint grant from the National Endowment for […]


Aldermen: No action on UI

As New Haven’s primary power provider, United Illuminating, prepares to uproot its Church Street headquarters and relocate to neighboring Orange, a majority of New Haven’s aldermen voted to take no action at their meeting Monday night. But even if the Board of Aldermen had objected to the move, Ward 7 Alderwoman Frances Clark said, the […]


At career fair, job prospects appear bleak even for Yalies

Recruiters at Friday’s Tenth Annual Career Fair set a dismal tone for the class of 2010. Although many recruiters interviewed said there are fewer job opportunities than in the past and more competition for the spots available, some said the general outlook this year is better than last year’s. Given the scarcity of employment options, […]


Digitization project derailed

Four months after Microsoft abruptly terminated its multi-million dollar book digitization deal with the University, Yale officials said they will have to wait for donations or grants to come in before they start another major book scanning project. The University still has some plans to continue digitizing materials held in its libraries and museums that […]


Festival’s opening weekend features a little of everything

Over 50 kids munched popcorn on Saturday afternoon, crowding the portico of the Yale Center for British Art. Sprawled on petite mats, their faces stared rapt with enthusiasm at the red velvet curtains of a puppet booth. The silly humor of “The Punch and Judy Comedy” show — just one of several events lined up […]


Briefly: Law School students work to refinance Shaw’s

Through pro-bono clinic work, a team of Yale Law School students have closed the deal on a $11.5-million refinancing of Shaw’s Supermarket on Whalley Avenue. In a process that spanned four semesters, Annita Zhong LAW ’09, Scott Grinsell LAW ’09, Will Bornstein LAW ’11 and Nar Dao SOM ’09, as part of the Community and […]