We Don’t Talk About It

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We Don’t Talk About It

When Leonard Thomas ’14 got to Yale, he realized that the kids at parties didn’t know how to dance. Back home in inner-city Detroit, people had moves. They showed up to parties tipsy, and then they danced, and they danced well. At Yale parties, people mostly stood around holding cups, talking drunk. If they did […]

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Yale researcher boycotts NASA conference over ban on Chinese scientists

Wang, who is from southern China, came to Fischer after finding out weeks before that he had been denied a place at the conference, to be held at a NASA facility in California. A NASA official explained to Fischer that a public law had been passed in March forbidding NASA from permitting Chinese officials on its properties.

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Salovey appointed to Institute of Medicine

The IOM cited Salovey for developing the concept of emotional intelligence – how not only intellectual, but also emotional skills can guide thinking and decision-making. Also mentioned was Salovey’s current research, which examines how effective communication can influence people to modify behaviors correlated to cancer and HIV/AIDS. Other studies by Salovey and others have already been used to address how public health officials might more broadly educate the public on disease prevention and detection.

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High schoolers duel at Physics Olympics

At the 16th annual Yale Physics Olympics, pure momentum carried team “Riemann” of the Taft School to a forceful victory.

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Student ideas sprout at an accessible CEID

The year-old CEID has already become essential to technology-oriented student groups.

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New biology building to promote collaboration

The YBB, which is slated for construction in 2017, will accomodate new research with reconfigurable labs.

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Mobile streaming, expanded DVR

Tivli, the online TV streaming service Yale uses, announced last Wednesday it would rename its company and rebrand services as Philo.

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Rothman wins Nobel Prize

James Rothman ’71, the chair of the Cell Biology department, has been awarded a 2013 Nobel Prize.

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The View from Here

At the top of Brazil’s Mount Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro. Emerging from the cable car, our tour group — some in hats, some in sunglasses, and some with arms pressed to their foreheads in a squinty sun salute — ascends the steps to stand beside Christ and take […]

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Spaulding ’13 wins $1,000 on ‘Millionaire’

Sam Spaulding ’13 — the computer science major and trivia enthusiast who won $50,000 from “Jeopardy!” in 2010 — took away $1,000 on Tuesday’s episode of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” The Yale senior wrangled categories vaguely outlining the course of a failed relationship – “Chance Encounters,” “Leisurely Battles” and “Bad Breakups,” to name […]

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Forum: Inauguration

From President Obama’s second inaugural address to Beyoncé’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” yesterday’s inauguration ceremony was filled with moments both historical and .GIF-worthy. In this edition of the YDN Forum, our contributors weigh in on the speeches and symbols that remained in their thoughts long after the crowds on the National Mall thinned. Scott […]

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