Professors experiment with iPads in the classroom

January 23, 2013 • 0
English professor Barbara Stuart once asked students in her food writing class to compare recipes in different cookbooks — now, there’s an app for that.

Therapy ineffective for opioid addiction

January 22, 2013 • 0
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is not an effective way to treat opioid dependence, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine.
A recent Yale School of Medicine study suggests a link between obesity and fructose, which is found in foods containing high-fructose corn syrup.

Overeating linked to sugar consumption

January 15, 2013 • 0
Ingesting fructose can lead to brain activity that promotes overeating, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine.
Jane Pickering, deputy director of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, was praised for the breadth and depth of her contributions to the museum.

Peabody leader goes to Harvard

December 12, 2012 • 0
Jane Pickering, deputy director of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, will be leaving Yale for its northern rival in January.

Sandy link to climate change questioned

November 9, 2012 • 1327
A week after Yalies huddled up in their dorms last week under a campus-wide curfew during Hurricane Sandy, some, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have begun to blame the late-October hurricane on climate change.

Antibiotic resistance killing off bees

November 6, 2012 • 787
Yale researchers have identified a potential culprit in a nationwide increase of honeybee deaths — resistance to an important antibiotic. In the Oct. 30 issue of the mBio journal, Yale professor of ecology and evolutionary biology Nancy Moran published a study showing that beneficial bacteria found in the guts of honeybees have acquired genes that »

Nanoparticles reduce herpes symptoms

October 23, 2012 • 1116
Yale researchers have developed nanoparticle technology that could one day cure herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2. Mark Saltzman, chair of the biomedical engineering department of the Yale School of Medicine, and researchers in his laboratory have been working to develop nanoparticles to decrease symptom severity and boost survival rates of mice with HSV-2. »
At a Monday event hosted by Net Impact, panelists discussed socially conscious careers.

Panelists champion careers in social good

October 17, 2012 • 9
For all Yale students considering investment banking, Doug Hausladen ’04 has a message for you: Do not go to the dark side. The undergraduate organization Net Impact hosted an event to launch its organization on Tuesday that aimed to inspire Yale students to explore the field of social enterprise — or socially-conscious entrepreneurship. The panel »

Medical marijuana stirs pot of controversy

October 15, 2012 • 177
Connecticut residents suffering from a variety of severe illnesses can now legally purchase medical marijuana due to a law that went into effect Oct. 1. The act, which the state General Assembly passed on May 5 and signed into law several weeks later, makes Connecticut the 17th state to permit medicinal marijuana use. According to »

Dr. Roy Herbst talks cancer research

October 2, 2012 • 1
In March of 2011, Dr. Roy S. Herbst ‘84 GRD ‘84, began his tenure as Chief of Medical Oncology for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and Associate Director for Translational Research. Prior to his work at the Yale Cancer Center, Dr. Herbst served as Chief of the Department of Thoracic/Head »
The Yale University Art Gallery concludes its installation of three new sculptures in its garden today as a crane delivered them to their new home.

New sculptures land in gallery garden

September 14, 2012 • 0
Beverages are not permitted in the Yale University Art Gallery, but on Wednesday morning the security team made an exception for YUAG Director Jock Reynolds’ coffee. The staff of the gallery had arrived unusually early in the morning to watch a crane lift three new sculptures into the museum’s rooftop garden. Though the gallery’s grand »

Honors cutoffs rose for 2012 grads

September 7, 2012 • 1031
For the second year in a row, the minimum GPA required for Yale College graduates to earn Latin honors increased in the spring. Members of the class of 2012 needed a 3.95 GPA to graduate summa cum laude, a 3.89 to graduate magna cum laude and a 3.80 to graduate cum laude, according to data »