Yale holds global health competition

November 12, 2012 • 0
Yale held its first Global Health Case Competition this Saturday at the Yale School of Public Health.

With new class, exposure to a different world

November 8, 2012 • 0
Every Tuesday and Thursday at the Whitney Humanities Center, a class of roughly seven students meets to learn about and discuss kabuki, a form of Japanese theater that emerged in the 17th century. The Theater Studies Department has made it a focus to incorporate global themes and courses into Yale’s theater curriculum, said its Director »
Anne-Marie Slaughter, former head of policy for the State Department, spoke on Saturday about how women can become more successful leaders.

Women’s conference champions work-life balance

November 5, 2012 • 0
Last Saturday, speakers at the Women in Leadership Conference encouraged women to achieve success in their careers so that work environments become more conducive to raising families. Roughly 300 Yale students came to the Sterling Law Auditorium to attend the conference, an annual event hosted by Yale’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. The conference included three keynote »

Candidates appear on ballot twice

November 2, 2012 • 1148
When Connecticut voters head to the polls this Tuesday, they will see the names of both U.S. Senate candidates on their ballots — twice. Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon will appear on the Republican Party and the Independent Party lines, while Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy will appear on the Democratic Party and the Working Families »

Mass. senate race draws Yalies

November 1, 2012 • 488
In light of a race that could determine the partisan makeup of the U.S. Senate, the Yale College Democrats and Republicans have flocked to Massachusetts to canvass for their respective candidates. The election between Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, and incumbent Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican, is one of the closest and most closely watched »

Technique shields immune system from chemo effects

November 1, 2012 • 1
A research team at the Yale School of Medicine has found a way to save platelets and white blood cells from the adverse effects of chemotherapy. Led by School of Medicine genetics professor Jun Lu, the team conducted its research at the Yale Stem Cell Center over the past three years. By manipulating a microRNA »

Connecticut experts serve on education panel

October 22, 2012 • 0
Three Connecticut residents, including a Yale professor and a state representative from New Haven, have been selected for a national education focus group examining the state of discipline in U.S. schools. Yale School of Medicine professor James Comer, University of Connecticut professor George Sugai and state Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield were selected for the focus group »

Smoking bans in bars may cut drinking

October 16, 2012 • 1
A study conducted by the Yale School of Medicine has found that states with smoking bans in bars may also have higher recovery rates from alcohol use disorder, or AUD. Past data have shown that smokers are four times as likely as non-smokers to have AUD, and approximately 35 percent of individuals with AUD are »