Postdischarge period poses perils
After receiving hospital treatment, many elderly patients have to return for acute care only a few weeks following their release.
Yale researchers discover new tick disease
Before going outdoors in the summer, some people may don long-sleeve shirts and long pants to avoid being bitten by ticks carrying Lyme disease. But Yale researchers have discovered a new tickborne infection for which to watch out.
Urban planning democratized
Though designing cities requires years of training and experience, the future of urban planning may involve local residents armed with little more than toy blocks and Popsicle sticks.
McHale continues to lead Elis
As the football season approaches its conclusion, it will be Bulldogs’ first without a captain in the team’s 140-year history, but the new “team leader” system has had little effect on the team’s culture and performance.
Immigrant’s detainment sparks outcry
Juana Islas, a New Haven resident and undocumented Mexican immigrant, broke down in tears before a crowd gathered at City Hall Thursday evening as she recounted the story of how her brother Josemaria Islas may now face deportation after having just settled felony charges. Josemaria Islas, who is currently in the custody of Immigration and »
SAILING | Bulldogs qualify for championships
The Bulldogs took home key victories in fleet regattas last weekend, winning the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Championships and qualifying for the Atlantic Coast Championships. The No. 3 coed team won the Erwin Schell Trophy hosted by Brown University on the Providence River, leading Brown by 31 points with a score of 111. The »
Trumbull master to leave post
After serving for 16 years as Trumbull College master, Janet Henrich announced Monday that she plans to step down at the end of the 2012-’13 academic year. In an email sent to the Trumbull community, Henrich said she and Associate Master Victor Henrich will leave their posts to take a year-long sabbatical before returning to »
In STEM fields, faculty retention an open question
When John Morrell ’86, a professor of mechanical engineering, was named director of the highly-anticipated Center for Engineering Innovation and Design in May 2011, engineering students and faculty had no idea that he would leave the University for a job offer at Apple a month before the Center’s opening. His sudden departure left the CEID »
At Yale, gender gap in sciences narrows
While a gender gap still exists in the sciences, female students in science, technology, engineering and math fields are better represented at Yale on average than at other colleges and universities nationwide. The percentage of female STEM majors in the senior class at Yale has hovered between 39 and 46 percent — slightly above the »
Bio changes cause spike in enrollment
After reformatting introductory-level biology courses this fall, the University has seen substantial growth in the enrollment of those classes. Introductory biology courses faced logistical challenges throughout shopping period as demand repeatedly exceeded the capacity of the lecture halls assigned to those courses. The spike in enrollment was largely caused by new prerequisites for the molecular, »