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Department chairs say classes will not be cut

March 3, 2009 • 0
As academic departments across the University gear up to prepare their tightened budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, some sacrifices may have to be made, but administrators and faculty said Monday that resources for scholarship and education will remain untouched. Following the release of budget guidelines by the Provost’s Office on Friday, faculty and administrators »
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Environmental Studies in demand

March 3, 2009 • 0
In response to growing demand for the major, the Program of Environmental Studies announced last week that the application deadline for the 7-year-old environmental studies major will be moved up from May 15 to March 27 and that the major may be capped due to limited faculty availability. The earlier deadline will give the department »
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Speth to join Vermont Law faculty

February 27, 2009 • 11
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Gus Speth ’64 LAW ’69, dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies — who announced last June he would step down at the end of the academic year — will join the Vermont Law School faculty on July 1, 2010, VLS »
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Yale saves green by going green

February 26, 2009 • 0
Even in the midst of construction delays and impending layoffs, at least one initiative at Yale will benefit from the tightening budget: sustainability. In response to University President Richard Levin’s letter to the Yale community on Tuesday, the Office of Sustainability is launching a campaign to accelerate sustainable, cost-saving efforts across campus, said Melissa Goodall, »
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Yale astronomers stargaze in Hawaii

February 25, 2009 • 0
Yale astronomers can stargaze from an observatory on Prospect Street — or, as of last month, from the top of a dormant volcano in Hawaii. Last week, thanks to a new agreement with the California Institute of Technology, Yale astronomy professor Marla Geha used the first of Yale’s 150 nights — for which the University »
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At West Campus, collaboration is key

February 13, 2009 • 0
WEST HAVEN — When Yale purchased the West Campus a year and a half ago, the 1.6 million square-foot complex was hailed as offering an unprecedented opportunity for the University to expand its collaborative research programs. But these physical plans just scratch the surface of what is a deeper phenomenon: the fundamentally changing terrain of »
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Forestry School purchases carbon offsets

February 13, 2009 • 0
Carbon emissions may be the last thing on most peoples’ minds when they board an airplane. But not for the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, FES has purchased “carbon offsets” — projects that directly remove atmospheric greenhouse gases or reduce their emission — to compensate for »
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Part 3 of 4: Out West, arts and sciences find harmony

February 12, 2009 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. WEST HAVEN — The Peabody Museum of Natural History’s male elephant bone figurine and the Yale University Art Gallery’s female wooden counterpart, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, will soon be reunited — on the West Campus.Two new arts core facilities, focusing »
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Professors say, “Happy 200th, Chuck”

February 12, 2009 • 0
In honor of Darwin’s 200th birthday, staff reporter Jessica Letchford asked renowned Yale professors Richard Prum and Laurie Santos to reflect on Darwin’s impact on their personal research and to discuss the future trajectory of evolutionary biology given revisions to Darwinian theories over the past two centuries. They both had something unique to say about »
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Peabody publicizes Darwin’s letters to Yale

February 12, 2009 • 539
Charles Darwin may never have made it across the ocean to visit Yale, but one of his most well-known letters did — and it stayed for more than just a visit. In an effort to publicize Yale’s connection with the famed scientist, Derek Briggs, director of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, will read aloud »
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Robots, researchers settle into new home

February 11, 2009 • 0
WEST HAVEN — Last Thursday, three scientists tackled a mound of well-sealed bubble-wrap like children on Christmas morning in a race to uncover their lab’s newest resident: Twister. Twister is just one of the numerous robots that inhabit the labs of the West Campus’ Center for High Throughput Cell Biology, the first facility of its »
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A campus springs to life

February 10, 2009 • 687
WEST HAVEN — 1.6 million square feet is a lot of space to fill. But for Michael Donoghue, it represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Since October, Donoghue, the vice president of planning and development for Yale’s West Campus, has been hard at work crafting the vision of what he says will shape the future of science »