University President Richard Levin led Yale in its $109 million purchase of West Campus, a former Bayer Pharmaceuticals campus, in 2007.

West Campus unaffected by Levin’s departure, admins and scientists say

September 13, 2012
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 »

Research reveals bias elusive for consumers

September 11, 2012
While consumers generally believe that they are good judges of their own preferences, two new studies out of the Yale School of Management suggest that, counterintuitively, individuals have a poor understanding of what motivates certain purchases. In one of the studies, researchers found that associating guilt with the consumption of a hedonic object like a »

Benefits seen in natural birth

August 29, 2012
As the prevalence of Caesarean section births continues to increase in the United States, new research from the Yale School of Medicine suggests that the procedure may impair brain development in offspring. A team of researchers led by School of Medicine Professor Tamas Horvath found that newborn mice birthed naturally had increased levels of mitochondrial »
The School of Nursing is leaving for West Haven, where it will join the University's West Campus in fall 2013.

School of Nursing to move to West Campus

May 4, 2012
Beginning in fall 2013, the School of Nursing will call West Campus home. Yale administrators announced Thursday that YSN will move from its current location at 100 Church Street South, near the Yale School of Medicine, to the University’s West Campus in West Haven, seven miles west of downtown New Haven. Despite concern that the »

Study shows subliminal influences

April 10, 2012
A new field study out of the Yale School of Management is the first to show the influence of well-known psychological tendencies on how much employees choose to save for retirement. The study reports that employees at a big firm chose to increase their retirement savings by up to 2.9 percent of their income after »

YCC | Marissa Pettit ’14, events director

April 9, 2012
Marissa Pettit ’14 wants you to enjoy college. After two years of helping plan events on the Calhoun College Council and nearly a year of service as one of two Calhoun representatives on the Sophomore College Council, Pettit said she wants to be YCC events director so that she can help other Yalies let off »

SOM profs combine market research, academia

April 2, 2012
A group of School of Management professors is trying to bridge the gap between academic and corporate research. More than seven years after two professors founded the Center for Consumer Insights (YCCI) at the Yale School of Management, the center has established ties with more than a dozen major companies and capitalized on these relationships »

Singer, athlete Banks-Dobson ’11 dies in crash

March 2, 2012
Moira Banks-Dobson ’11, who friends and teachers described as a skilled singer, accomplished athlete and dedicated student, was killed in a car accident Tuesday in Berkshire County, Mass. She was 24. At Yale, Banks-Dobson explored both artistic and athletic passions. She sang in two musical groups — Something Extra and Tangled Up in Blue (TUIB) »

StickK helps the irresolute

February 21, 2012
A website founded by three Yalies is dedicated to helping people keep resolutions. Roughly four years after two Yale professors and a student in the Yale School of Management launched, a website that lets people impose monetary penalties on themselves if they fail to keep their promises, the service has more than 150,000 users, »

West Campus Institute gains momentum

February 6, 2012
While most of Yale’s West Campus feature laboratories for scientific research, the complex will soon include a new center that uses technology to study Yale’s collection of cultural objects, such as dinosaur bones and medieval manuscripts. After Peter Baldwin ’78 and Lisbet Rausing donated $25 million last summer to establish the Institute for the Preservation »

SOM research points to benefits of temptation

January 24, 2012
According to new research from the Yale School of Management, even health food stores should stock a few indulgences. The study, entitled “Self-Signaling and the Costs and Benefits of Temptation in Consumer Choice,” is the first to find empirical evidence that resisting temptation can provide psychological benefits. The study, which will appear in the February »

Behavioral research flourishing at SOM

January 17, 2012
“A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?” Ten cents is the wrong answer, but don’t feel too bad if that was the answer that came to mind: more than half of more than 3,000 college students selected that »