SEAS students provide career guidance

Last Friday, students wrapped up Yale’s first Engineers Week by using homemade catapults to fling stuffed animals into targets set up throughout Davies Auditorium. The catapult launch was one of the culminating events for the week, which was planned by Enping Hong ENG ’14 and Ying Zheng ENG ’13 to showcase Yale’s engineering resources and […]

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Miller encourages fall break trips

As Yale College prepares to follow a new academic calendar with a five-day fall break in the 2012-’13 school year, Yale College Dean Mary Miller is encouraging professors to consider holding field trips during the short vacation. Earlier this month, Miller met with a group of faculty members — many of whom already include field […]

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SAILING | Elis shake off winter rust

With only one day of practice, the No. 4 Yale coed sailing team pulled off a tight team victory this weekend. A three-pair team represented the Bulldogs at the two-day Bob Bavier Team Race, which marked the team race season opener for the team. Hosted by the College of Charleston on the Cooper River in […]

Antarctic fish threatened by climate change

While a 2-degree increase in the temperature of waters near Antarctica will not make much of a difference for humans, it may cause the extinction of native fish species. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”2198″ ] A research group led by Thomas Near, Yale associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, outlined the evolutionary history of Antarctic fish, which […]

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Yale pushes science education reform

With the input of a newly formed committee, administrators plan to reform science teaching and upgrade science facilities to help combat the drift of prospective science majors away from the field. In December, University President Richard Levin and Provost Peter Salovey convened the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching Transformation Committee in response to […]

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Fighting piracy with a ‘liberal policy’

Last fall, the Yale College Executive Committee heard cases from 59 students on issues ranging from plagiarism to underage drinking. But four students faced the committee for an infringement that the University does not monitor directly: Internet piracy. When ExComm began reviewing cases of Internet piracy in 2007-’08, three students faced the committee for downloading […]

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YES-W draws prospective science students

Organizers of the second annual Yale Engineering and Science Weekend (YES-W) solicited involvement from alumni of the program and slightly modified the schedule of events to help showcase the University’s resources to over 100 prospective students interested in science and engineering. YES-W, which started Saturday and continues through Monday afternoon, has remained largely similar to […]

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Engineering courses broaden appeal

In an effort to draw a more diverse selection of students, some engineering professors have broadened the focus of their courses in recent years. Two advanced engineering courses that emphasize socioeconomic factors and consumer needs — a departure from engineering’s traditionally technical approach — are becoming increasingly popular with students. Vincent Wilczynski, deputy dean for […]

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Environmental engineering shifts senior requirement

The environmental engineering major joined the rest of Yale’s engineering programs in officially offering its seniors the option to complete a team design project instead of individual research. This spring, the design project seminar in chemical engineering expanded to include environmental issues, but only one environmental engineering major has enrolled in the course. Paul Van […]

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Petition calls for “conflict-free” campus

The student organization Yale Accountability and Corporate Transparency for Congo called for the University to become a “conflict-mineral free campus” in a recent petition sent to faculty members. For the past two years, undergraduate and graduate student activists have lobbied the Yale administration to end any dealings with companies whose products contain “conflict minerals” from […]

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Research points toward ‘intelligent’ buildings’

Yale’s Intelligent Buildings Project found that the power costs of LEED-silver-certified Rosenkranz Hall could be reduced by roughly 30 percent with a novel air-handling system, which it hopes will eventually feature in buildings across the country. A five-person research team, led by electrical engineering professor Andreas Savvides and School of Architecture professor Michelle Addington, is […]

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Sinha warns against stress

Rajita Sinha is the director of the Yale Stress Center and Foundations’ Fund Professor of Psychiatry. She primarily examines how gender is related to stress and addiction, as well as the biological basis for the close relationship between stress, self-control and addiction. On Jan. 31, she published a paper in the American Journal of Psychiatry […]

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