Karlan to use Gates grant soon

January 31, 2011
Professor of economics Dean Karlan is ready to start using the $7.3 million grant that the Yale Economics Growth Center received to fund research on microfinance policies. Starting next week, Karlan will begin to lay out his plans for the funding he received from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation last November. Karlan, whose work »

Professors support Israeli artists’ boycott

September 13, 2010
Five professors from the Yale School of Drama joined 150 American theater and film professionals last week in signing a statement in support of the Israeli artists who are boycotting the controversial new theaters in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. In late August, more than 50 prominent Israeli actors, directors and playwrights issued »
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Zipcar expands to city

September 8, 2010
Three years after Yale rolled out its Zipcar car-sharing program, New Haven residents may see an expansion of the service into its neighborhoods. On Tuesday evening, the Board of Alderman approved a contract with Zipcar to add two of its vehicles near Union Station and grant them free parking. The contract serves as a compromise »

Greenfest boasts trash art

October 20, 2008
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. There was a pen container made of candy wrappers, a tree with iron wire as branches and used light bulbs as fruit and a mosaic scene composed of outdated poster pieces. On Friday afternoon, trash art came to Old Campus. “Greenfest,” an event »

Director Houston recounts past

October 10, 2008
Film director, producer and screen writer John Houston’s ’75 silver screen dreams started at the age of five or six, when he was observing the facial expressions of the people around him while they watched an old Hollywood movie shown on a bed sheet with a little three-wheel projector in a local recreation hall that »

YES awards $51K in annual business-plan competition

April 21, 2008
Though their ideas are still in their beginning stages, participants in this year’s Yale Entrepreneurial Society Y50K Business Plan Competition may be on their way to becoming promising leaders in the business and nonprofit sectors. Teams proposing business models for engine-sensor technology and software applications for rural health workers walked away with the first place »

Chen: China should decrease state holdings

April 9, 2008
Many governments justify public ownership of corporations as a way to increase economic equality. But Yale economics professor Zhiwu Chen GRD ’90 disagrees. Chen, who studies the Chinese economy, argued in a lecture Tuesday that the Chinese government ought to decrease the stake it holds in its economy in order to even income distribution among »

At YFI event, Israeli mayor talks life in constant war zone

April 4, 2008
Eli Moyal, mayor of the Israeli city of Sderot, said the children of his city near the Gaza Strip constantly live in fear of a terrorist attack — incoming missiles, for example, are announced by sirens 10 seconds before impact. “Ten seconds,” Moyal said. “The only thing you can do is to pray that the »