Med school prof battles HIV in Eastern Europe

Yale researchers are tackling the burgeoning HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe. School of Medicine professor Frederick L. Altice and his research team received a $4.2 million grant this month from the National Institutes on Drug Abuse to conduct studies on the HIV epidemic within the Ukraine and other Eastern European criminal justice systems. Medical researchers […]

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Berkeley dean to depart for Hotchkiss

Berkeley College Dean Kevin Hicks ’89 will step down at the end of the school year after five years as dean, he announced in an e-mail to the Berkeley community Wednesday. Hicks, who said in his e-mail that he is grateful for having had the opportunity as dean to help young people “swim well through […]

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Vt. environmentalist loves land

Relying on facts and numbers is not enough to resolve environmental issues such as global warming and air pollution, said Peter Forbes, founder of the Center for Whole Communities in Vermont, an environmentalist organization. Forbes spoke to a group of about 50 in Kroon Hall on Tuesday about how people need to have a spiritual […]

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Elm City’s restaurants prepare to dish it out

More than two dozen restaurants across New Haven are gearing up for one of their busiest weeks of the year. For Restaurant Week this spring, 27 restaurants — the most in the semi-annual event’s four-year history — are offering discounted, fixed-price menus. Restaurant Week, which is held each year in the fall and spring, kicked […]

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4chan founder talks Web entrepreneurship

He may not have flown into Yale in a helicopter as he would have liked, but Christopher Poole — the founder of the popular website 4chan, which allows users to post images for others to see — was still able to draw roughly 100 students to his Calhoun Master’s Tea on Friday. At the talk, […]

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Scholars talk Texas prisons

Everything’s bigger in Texas — including the prison system, said historian Robert Perkinson GRD ’01 at a talk in Labyrinth Bookstore on Thursday. Perkinson and associate professor of American Studies Alicia Schmidt Camacho discussed Perkinson’s new book, “Texas Tough: The Rise of a Prison Empire,” breaking down what they identified as issues with the United […]

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Dr. Ruth promises lifetime of ‘good sex’

This past Friday, Dr. Ruth Westheimer appeared in front of hundreds of army cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. “I got a standing ovation,” she told a crowd of 30 in the Calhoun College master’s house on Monday. “They told me not one student fell asleep, but that when President Obama talked, […]

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Krupp urges carbon caps

The United States needs to act now on environmental issues, Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp ’75 said at a Pierson College Master’s Tea on Tuesday. Krupp, who was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best leaders, said the government needs to cap carbon dioxide emissions and trade for […]

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Amtrak goes wireless

When Brendan Harrington ’13 rode the Acela Express — Amtrak’s high-speed rail service in the Northeast — this week, he discovered a new feature: wireless Internet service. While the connection was slower than he may have liked, he said he was happy about the new service. On March 1, Amtrak introduced complimentary wireless Internet service […]

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Elis form health care group

A new organization on campus hopes to spark debate on a number of health care issues, the group’s founders said. The Yale Undergraduate Healthcare Society hopes to bring together physicians, politicians, professors, students and economists to discuss various topics such as health care disparities and prescription drug costs, founder Brian De ’10 said. The organization, […]

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