The new café on the first floor of the Becton Center aims to foster social cohesion among Yale’s engineering community.
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New café opens in the Becton Center

January 22, 2013 • 0
With today’s opening of the new 44-seat café on the first floor of the Becton Center, Yale’s engineers will now have a place tailor-fit to lounge and work.
Weight bias extends to courtroom
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Weight bias extends to courtroom

January 15, 2013 • 0
In a study conducted by researchers at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, participants given hypothetical court cases were more likely to deem overweight female defendants guilty of a crime over their lean counterparts.
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ITS to launch online TV streaming

December 7, 2012 • 0
When students return to Yale next semester, they will have access to high-definition TV anywhere on campus — all through their laptops.
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Students, faculty observe World AIDS Day

December 4, 2012 • 0
In honor of the 25th annual World AIDS Day on Saturday, Dec. 1, student groups and faculty from across Yale College and the graduate schools raised awareness about the disease and reached out to New Haven residents suffering from AIDS.
Pregnancy smoking hurts reading ability
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Pregnancy smoking hurts reading ability

November 27, 2012 • 0
New research is the first to link prenatal nicotine exposure with impaired reading skills.
Levin's life after Yale an open question
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Fiscal cliff looms over sciences

November 12, 2012 • 1060
While Yale research may weather the "fiscal cliff," the increasing scarcity of federal grants has forced some faculty to scale back their ambitions.
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Despite Sandy, Yalies vote

November 7, 2012 • 0
Though last week’s hurricane complicated voting for many in the Northeast Tuesday, most Yale students surveyed from the affected states said the conditions did not impact their ability to vote. New York and New Jersey took drastic measures to facilitate voting. Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York temporarily suspended portions of the state’s election law »
Students in “Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory” gather plant samples in rainforests.
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‘Science’ awards Yale rainforest class

November 6, 2012 • 0
A Yale course that sends student to harvest and analyze plant samples from South American rainforests won the Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction from Science magazine last month. Since the course began in 2007, students in “Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory” have spent spring break in South America gathering a class of microbes called endophytes for analysis »
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Former School of Medicine administrator sues University

October 22, 2012 • 0
A 63-year-old former Yale School of Medicine administrator is suing the University on the grounds that he was fired because of his age. In a complaint filed in April at the United States District Court in New Haven, Martin Donovan claims the University decided he had reached retirement age and justified his March 2011 termination »
Two students work at the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design. Director of the CIDE John Morrell ’86 left Yale before its opening.
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In STEM fields, faculty retention an open question

October 12, 2012 • 1
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 »
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Food stamps buying billions in soda

October 2, 2012 • 1
Yale researchers estimate approximately $2 billion of food stamps are spent every year on sugary drinks that provide no nutritional content and contribute to obesity. After analyzing supermarket purchasing data, researchers found not only that individuals using food stamps were more likely to buy sugary drinks, but also that food stamps paid for nearly three »
University President Richard Levin led Yale in its $109 million purchase of West Campus, a former Bayer Pharmaceuticals campus, in 2007.
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West Campus unaffected by Levin’s departure, admins and scientists say

September 13, 2012 • 1
Despite University President Richard Levin’s integral role in creating Yale’s West Campus, his resignation at the end of this year is unlikely to change the future of the scientific hub, West Campus administrators and scientists say. The majority of the West Campus faculty and administrators interviewed, and Levin himself, said that West Campus has enough »