Q&A: Preventative health expert talks diets

David Katz is the director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and a leading voice in the health and weight loss field.

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YDT takes a transnational turn

This year, Yale Dance Theater will restage the choreography of well-known choreographers for the third time — but with a cutting-edge transnational focus.

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Study looks at ‘nonsocial’ public behaviors

Esther Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology who conducted a study on people who create a private space in a public setting, a behavior which she terms “nonsocial transient behavior.” Her findings are based on personal experiences riding Greyhound buses from 2009-’11 and gathering anecdotal data from passengers in keeping with the naturalistic ethnography […]

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Student composers air new works

Yale’s music students are pushing the boundaries of contemporary musical composition. On Thursday, the Yale Philharmonia in Woolsey Hall will present new music by eight graduate students in the School of Music’s composition program. The concert gives students’ music the chance to be performed in a professional atmosphere and to attract attention from professional orchestras, […]

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Concert performs student works

Yale’s music students are pushing the boundaries of contemporary musical composition. On Thursday, the Yale Philharmonia in Woolsey Hall will present new music by eight graduate students in the School of Music’s composition program. The concert gives students’ music the chance to be performed in a professional atmosphere and to attract attention from professional orchestras, […]

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Yale dance leads new chapter in Cunningham legacy

The works of a legendary choreographer will begin a new phase of their legacy at Yale this spring. Yale Dance Theater, an initiative in which students learn influential choreography from professional dancers, will be the first recipient of the rights to the work of the late American choreographer Merce Cunningham after the company he founded […]

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With visiting groups, dance at Yale gains foothold

As part ofa push for a more diverse presence of dance on campus, Yale’s is playing host to a contemporary West African company this week. The Burkina Faso-based Compagnie Auguste-Bienvenue came to Yale through “No Boundaries,” a collaborative project organized by the Yale Repertory Theater and the World Performance Project at Yale, which brings international […]

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Open Yale Courses heads to print

The Open Yale Courses program, which broadcasts select Yale lectures online, will offer popular courses through a more traditional medium starting this spring: a book. Each book in the proposed series, a collaboration between Yale University Press and OYC, will expand upon the topic of one OYC lecture. The directors of OYC and the Yale […]

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Basketball study refutes science methods

It may not surprise many people that college basketball statistics have very little to do with life and death in the wild. But ecologists do use theoretical models to study species diversity patterns — models which a Yale team has found are about as useful to ecological studies as basketball statistics. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”4986″ ] Research […]

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Yalies tackle climate change in Cancun

Yale students will be in Cancun, Mexico for the next two weeks, but they will not be lounging at the beach. The group of about 40 undergraduate and graduate students are heading south to work with international delegations and non-governmental organizations to discuss global climate change. The School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the Yale […]

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Ndopu advocates education for disabled children

At just 20 years old, Edward Ndopu has founded an organization to advocate for education for children with disabilities. At a Pierson College Master’s Tea Thursday, Ndopu told the audience that 98 percent of children living with disabilities do not go to school, especially in developing countries. He described Global Strategy on Inclusive Education (GSIE), […]

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Risky sex linked to weight

A new Yale study has revealed a connection between risky sexual behavior and body mass index. Research conducted by Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS found that overweight women are at increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections compared to women of average weight and obese women. But the results also showed that obese […]

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