Sports

Preventing Ivy League brain drain

December 12, 2012 • 0
In the middle of the men’s and women’s hockey seasons, the Ivy League university presidents will meet today to review and approve regulations that are designed to prevent concussions in Ancient Eight hockey.
University

Yale reexamines role in online education

September 24, 2012 • 1090
Several online education platforms that provide free course content from a host of partner universities, including Stanford, Harvard and Princeton, have exploded in global popularity over the past year. Even with its own long-established programs, Yale has refrained thus far from joining those new ventures. Now, administrators plan to reexamine how the University approaches online »
A new iPad application designed to educate ethnic minority teens about HIV prevention strategies is being pioneered by a team of Yale researchers from the School of Medicine.
Sci-Tech

iPad game hopes to stop HIV transmission

September 4, 2012 • 4
Play a sedentary video game and live a healthier life? That’s the hope of Yale researchers who are joining the booming health games industry with an iPad application designed to help ethnic minority teens learn about HIV prevention strategies. As part of Yale’s Play2Prevent initiative, a group from the School of Medicine conducted focus groups »
Charlie Cole '07, shown here competing for Yale, and the American men's coxless four crew won bronze at the Olympics on Saturday. The Americans, who had avoided international competition in the months before the Olympics to focus on training, finished behind Great Britain and Australia.
Sports

OLYMPICS | Cole ’07 and Americans win bronze

August 4, 2012 • 0
Updated 9:56 a.m. LONDON — Rower Charlie Cole ’07 won Yale’s third medal of the 2012 Games while racing in the American men’s four boat that took bronze Saturday. The British and Australian boats led from the start en route to gold and silver medals, respectively. It was the fourth consecutive Olympic championship in the »
Taylor Ritzel '10, fifth from left, and her teammates on the American women's eight crew pose with their gold medals after victory on Lake Dorney on Thursday.
Sports

OLYMPICS | Ritzel ’10 wins gold, Brzozowicz ’04 takes silver in crew

August 3, 2012 • 0
ETON DORNEY, ENGLAND — American Taylor Ritzel ’10 and Canadian Ashley Brzozowicz ’04 won Yale’s first Olympic medals of the 2012 Games with a one-two finish in the women’s eight rowing final at Lake Dorney on Thursday. Ritzel and the favored American boat led the race from start to finish to defend their 2008 Olympic »
Athena Liao ’12, who was named first team All Ivy in her senior season, retired from competitive swimming after touching the wall in the 200m breaststroke at Olympics trials in Omaha last week.
Sports

OLYMPICS | Elis compete at U.S. swimming trials

July 5, 2012 • 0
Thousands of swimmers dove into the pool at the Olympic Trials last week and competed to represent the United States at the 2012 London Games. At the trials in Omaha, Nebraska, eight Bulldogs gained experience in managing high-pressure competitions, and graduated seniors cleared the lap lanes for incoming freshman, a new coach and high school »
Sports

OLYMPICS | Fourth Eli punches ticket to London

June 11, 2012 • 6
With less than two months to go before the opening ceremonies for the London Olympics the number of Bulldogs headed to the Games is going up. Earlier this week, Charlie Cole ’07 became the fourth Bulldog named to a 2012 Olympic roster. On Monday, US Rowing announced that Cole will represent Team USA in the »
In a paper published last month, Yale Fertility Clinic director Pasquale Patrizio discussed women’s misconceptions about delaying childbearing.
Sci-Tech

Biological clocks ticking

April 17, 2012 • 1096
Pasquale Patrizio, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Yale Fertility Clinic, was a co-author of a paper published March 5 on the journal Fertility and Sterility’s website that discusses the misconceptions women hold about the health and fertility consequences of delaying motherhood. The article is based on the increasing number of women »
University

U.S.-China conference seeks cooperation

April 9, 2012 • 0
Over 20 Chinese college students joined roughly 200 Yale students and faculty this weekend for the second-annual U.S.-China Forum at Yale intended to strengthen relationships between future leaders in the United States and China. The two-day conference included speeches by policy experts, student discussions, and panels with professors and business executives on topics ranging from »
A new study shows that public health efforts against smoking have saved nearly 800,000 lives over 25 years.
Sci-Tech

Anti-smoking efforts save lives

March 27, 2012 • 3
In a piece of good news for public health officials, a new study based on a Yale model shows that tobacco control initiatives have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. Anti-smoking campaigns and policies prevented almost 800,000 lung cancer deaths in 25 years, according to a study published March 14 in the Journal of the »
The Connecticut State Capitol building in Hartford.
City

Death penalty repeal passes state committee

March 22, 2012 • 6
A Wednesday vote by the Connecticut Legislature’s Judiciary Committee may have signaled the beginning of the end for Connecticut’s death penalty. If the bill becomes law, life imprisonment without the possibility of parole will replace the death penalty in all future capital felony convictions. Following a 13-hour public hearing on March 13, the committee approved »
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University

Singer, athlete Banks-Dobson ’11 dies in crash

March 2, 2012 • 5
Moira Banks-Dobson ’11, who friends and teachers described as a skilled singer, accomplished athlete and dedicated student, was killed in a car accident Tuesday in Berkshire County, Mass. She was 24. At Yale, Banks-Dobson explored both artistic and athletic passions. She sang in two musical groups — Something Extra and Tangled Up in Blue (TUIB) »