Professor Ron Fang was awarded the $875,000 Packard Fellowship.

BME prof wins Packard Fellowship

November 6, 2012 • 0
Yale biomedical engineering assistant professor Rong Fan was awarded the 2012 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering Oct. 15. Fan, who passed several screening rounds first within and then outside Yale to clinch the fellowship, will be awarded $875,000 over a five-year period from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. These Fellowships are awarded to »

Milky Way consumes stars, galaxies

November 1, 2012 • 0
The Milky Way is slowly expanding its domain by ingesting neighboring galaxies and stars, according to a recent study conducted by Yale astronomers. Astronomy student Ana Bonaca GRD ’16 began researching the integration of star clusters neighboring the Milky Way for her first-year project in 2010. Her findings were compiled in a paper soon to »

Research links genetics, autism

October 16, 2012 • 8
Researchers have come one step closer to unraveling the genetic origins of autism. A study examining the relationship between genetic abnormalities and autism, which appeared online on Oct. 9, is slated for later publication in the journal “Molecular Psychiatry.” Yale School of Medicine psychiatry resident Daniel Moreno De Luca, the study’s lead author, said the »

President and CEO of Citizens United talks campaign finance

October 10, 2012 • 1852
David Bossie, president and CEO of Citizens United, delivered an address on the importance of free speech in politics at the Yale Political Union Tuesday evening, evoking distinctly different reactions from the parties on the left and the right. In his talk on the topic “Citizens United is Good for Democracy,” Bossie discussed his belief »

AGGARWAL: The bubble’s good for us

October 9, 2012 • 5
Claude Levi Strauss, the father of structural anthropology, was often said to observe humans like ants, discerning universal laws that guided their behavior. Today’s anthill is Facebook; the universal law is the inevitability of misunderstandings. Context is indeed king — what is acceptable in one place may be abominable in another. During the Orientation for »

Report finds uptick in robberies, sex offenses

October 2, 2012 • 0
Yale released its annual report on campus security and fire safety for 2011 in an email sent Monday afternoon by Associate Vice President for Administration Janet Linder. The report, compiled annually as required by federal law, showed that campus crime stayed relatively steady from 2010 to 2011, except for an increase in robberies and reported »
The Yale Club of New York City is beginning a funding initiative in which it will support groups that represent minorities on campus.

Yale Club of NYC plans funding initiative

September 27, 2012 • 5
The Yale Club of New York City is outlining plans to begin funding undergraduate organizations ­— particularly those representing cultural and racial minorities on campus ­— through the Undergraduate Organizations Committee. Jennifer Warpool, director of marketing and communications at the Yale Club of NYC, said the club is excited about the initiative, though most of »

AGGARWAL: For success, protect liberty

September 26, 2012 • 2
Among the Cold War’s more fascinating legacies, the tales of double agents and dangerous subterfuge are the stuff novels are made of. In an age when gathering information was crucial to maintain the balance of power in a nuclear age, it was perfectly in order for Ted Kennedy, the Senate’s liberal lion, to introduce the »
Arun Jaitley, left, and Nand Kishore Singh, members of India’s leading opposition parties, spoke about the issues confronting their nation’s development at Luce Hall Sunday afternoon.

Opposition leaders discuss Indian economy

September 24, 2012 • 0
Two politicians from India’s leading opposition parties spoke on a panel Sunday afternoon about the numerous socioeconomic issues confronting their country. Arun Jaitley, leader of the opposition in the Upper House of India’s parliament, and Nand Kishore Singh, another opposition and Upper House member, spoke at a session in Luce Hall moderated by Steven Wilkinson, »

AGGARWAL: Malthus and me

September 14, 2012 • 2
I do not see what the big deal about chicken tenders is. When I first tried them last week, they tasted mostly like nothing — nothing edible, that is. So after being goaded on by a bunch of wide-eyed upperclassmen to take a plateful, I went to dump it in the trash. While I was »
Professor Gary Tomlinson will serve as the Whitney Humanities Center’s director for five years.

Whitney Humanities Center gains new leader

September 12, 2012 • 0
A new director took the helm of the Whitney Humanities Center this academic year, with broad but currently undetailed visions for strengthening the humanities at Yale. The University appointed music and humanities professor Gary Tomlinson to a five-year term as the center’s director in April, and he assumed the post in July. Now three months »
In the Board of Aldermen’s first significant legislative achievement, a “jobs pipeline” program to connect city residents to jobs with local employers passed unanimously Tuesday night.

Jobs pipeline sails through board

September 5, 2012 • 1
The Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to approve the creation of a “jobs pipeline” Tuesday night. Aldermen voted in their biweekly meeting by a 25–0 margin to create New Haven Works, a coordinating agency that will partner with employers in the city to help connect local residents with jobs. The emphasis of the new program »