Woman Physicist of the Month talks Big Bang

January 10, 2012
Helen Caines, an associate professor of physics, was recently named the American Physical Society Woman Physicist of the Month for January. Professor Caines researches relativistic heavy ion collisions, which try to recreate the instant after the Big Bang. Apart from her research, which takes her as far as the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Caines »

CROSS COUNTRY | Elis finish strong

November 15, 2011
The women’s cross country dashed to the best finish its members have ever experienced at regional championships this weekend, while the men matched last year’s performance at the same race. Both men and women battled blustery conditions at their final race of the season at the NCAA Regional Championships. The women secured their highest finish »

Lighting cures the ‘winter blues’

November 15, 2011
A new Yale invention may brighten the lives of those suffering from the “winter blues.” Paul Desan MED ’93, director of the Winter Depression Research Clinic at the Yale School of Medicine, recently submitted an design for a new version of a light box — one of the most popular treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder »

Friedman expresses hope for America

October 25, 2011
New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman explained Monday evening why he is a “frustrated optimist” about America’s future. The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner packed roughly 200 listeners into the Whitney Humanities Center auditorium as he discussed the thesis of his recent book written with co-author Michael Mandelbaum, “That Used to Be Us: How »

Brain scan predicts addiction

October 25, 2011
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine think they have found a way to predict a recovering alcoholic’s chance of relapsing. Their study, conducted with patients at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, was the first ever to show a correlation between an increased likelihood to fall into relapse and reduced gray matter in regions of »

Twain still inspires today’s authors

October 20, 2011
New York Times best-selling authors David Baldacci, John Grisham and Jodi Picoult paid tribute to the influence that American novelist Mark Twain has had on their writing styles in a panel discussion Wednesday evening. More than 2,000 people gathered in Woolsey Hall at a Yale-hosted benefit for the Mark Twain House & Museum to hear »
The Slifka Center hosted a bone marrow registry drive on behalf of Rivka Weiser SPH ’08, recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

Slifka searches for match

October 11, 2011
Six months after Mandi Schwartz ’11 lost her battle with cancer, Yale is rallying around another community member with the same disease. The Joseph Slifka Center, the home of Jewish life on campus, hosted a bone marrow registry drive Monday on behalf of Rivka Weiser SPH ’08, who was diagnosed six weeks ago with acute »

Prof back to Yale after Obama job

September 28, 2011
After more than two years in the Obama administration, Yale political science lecturer Sean Smith has given up spinning policy to teach it. Smith, who left the University in 2007 to join then-Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and ultimately serve as a senior official in the Department of Homeland Security, has returned to Yale — »
According to Yale Director of Support Services Don Relihan, the University is prepared to provide financial support to Yale Station to keep it open.

Yale Station safe for now

September 13, 2011
The University is prepared to prop up the Yale Station post office in the event that the cash-strapped United States Postal Service closes it — but even Yale could do little to maintain mail service on campus if the USPS shut down entirely. In late July, the postal service released a list of nearly 3,700 »

WEINER: Why my gut chose Yale

September 1, 2011
A few days ago, I finished a fascinating book titled “How We Decide.” Recently published by baby-faced Rhodes Scholar extraordinaire Jonah Lehrer, the work presents a multidisciplinary exploration of all the factors that influence the decisions, significant and superfluous, that we make every day. The human understanding of this process, Lehrer explains, began with the »