Researchers use lasers to remotely control flies

April 13, 2005
In the 1780s, Italian scientist Luigi Galvani discovered he could stimulate frog muscle by applying electric shocks. Two hundred years later, Yale scientists have traded in electrodes for a remote control, utilizing a technique that is the changing the way neurobiologists experiment. Two neurobiologists at the Yale School of Medicine, cell biology assistant professor Gero »

GESO leaders host undergrad teach-in

April 7, 2005
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Leaders of the Graduate Employees and Students Organization held a teach-in on Wednesday night for undergraduates explain their rationale for a potential strike and drum up support. Approximately 50 undergraduates attended the discussion — led by GESO chair Mary Reynolds GRD ’07, David »

Wilbon speaks on sportswriting career

February 24, 2005
popular show, “Pardon the Interruption,” and sports columnist for The Washington Post, has perhaps become best known for his work in television, but in a talk in Sudler Hall Wednesday evening, he emphasized his deep-rooted ties to print journalism. During the talk, hosted by the Poynter Fellowship, Wilbon discussed numerous issues pertaining to sports journalism »

Rodman talks Bush foreign policy

February 9, 2005
Peter Rodman, the assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, delivered his personal perspective on Bush’s foreign policy at a Berkeley College Master’s Tea on Monday. Facing a packed audience, Rodman touched upon a number of international issues, including the roots of neo-conservatism, the current war in Iraq and the conflict between Palestine and »

Dyson talks on need for activism in society

February 7, 2005
William Dyson challenged black students at Yale to tackle key social issues affecting Connecticut such as overcrowded prisons and capital punishment in his keynote address at Yale’s annual Black History Month dinner held in Calhoun College Friday evening. The dinner, co-sponsored by the Afro-American Cultural Center, Calhoun College and Goldman Sachs, kicked off a string »

School of Music to fill three positions

January 14, 2005
The Yale School of Music is searching for three new professors to take one-year teaching appointments in violin, piano and hearing starting this fall, Music School Dean Robert Blocker said. The new faculty will replace pianist Melvin Chen, violinist Erick Friedman and composer Marcus Maroney. Chen left the University last year to teach at the »

Marshall scholar to study literature

December 1, 2004
Deborah Friedell ’03 has been awarded the Marshall Scholarship and plans to use the fellowship, one of the nation’s most prestigious scholarships, to study English literature at Oxford University next year. The only Yale student or recent graduate to win the Marshall this year, Friedell, who earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University, »

Zhang examines Chinese politics

October 18, 2004
The Chinese media face two major problems today — the censoring of content in Chinese newspapers and the abuse of journalists who question the government — Erping Zhang, president of the Association for Asian Research, said to an audience of approximately 50 students at an Ezra Stiles College Master’s Tea Friday. Despite what he said »