TRACK | Elis show promise at Yale invitational

January 17, 2012
After a month-long hiatus, the men’s and women’s track and field teams hosted 15 men’s teams and 16 women’s teams last weekend. The Elis returned to the track Saturday for the 30th Yale Intercollegiate Track Classic at Coxe Cage. The Elis hosted and competed against teams including the University of Connecticut, the University of New »

Meditation prevents mind-wandering

December 7, 2011
A recent Yale study has verified that meditation can help improve concentration skills. Judson Brewer, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of the Yale Therapeutic Neuroscience Clinic, found that experienced meditators are able to deactivate the specific portion of their brain that is involved with mind-wandering and often correlated with unhappiness and anxiety. The findings, »

Fencer drops guard on lesser-known sport

November 29, 2011
Fencing has been a varsity sport at Yale since 1894, but the sport is not well known in North America. In the Ivy Championships last year, the Elis came in second, just one point behind Harvard. Ben Mappin-Kasirer ’14, who fences épée for the team, weighed in on the men’s team this year, the unique »

Progress against diabetes

November 15, 2011
A new analysis method could allow earlier detection of Type 1 diabetes, someday making treatment of the disease easier. Along with a team of Yale researchers, Kevan Herold, professor of immunobiology at the Yale School of Medicine and principal investigator of the Yale Autoimmunity Center of Excellence, invented a new method to measure the genetic »

Autism and baby size linked

October 25, 2011
A recent study at Yale has connected autism and accelerated infant body growth. Katarzyna Chawarska, associate professor in Yale’s Child Study Center and director of the Yale School of Medicine Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic, found that baby boys who are diagnosed with autism, a neurological social disorder, tend to exhibit abnormal bodily growth. The study, »

“Belleville” makes world debut

October 21, 2011
After four years away from the Yale stage, award-winning playwright Amy Herzog ’00 DRA ’07 has returned with her most recent script in hand. Today marks the world premiere of Herzog’s newest play, “Belleville,” which deals with the unraveling marriage of an American couple living in Paris. The show, directed by Anne Kauffman, will run »

Beetle fossils show their colors

October 11, 2011
The fossils of beetles may open the door to understanding what exactly ancient organisms looked like. Maria McNamara, a postdoctoral fellow in the Yale Department of Geology and Geophysics, used fossilized beetles to show how colors of insects have changed over time, adding to scientists’ understanding of ancient insects’ appearance. McNamara, with help from her »
Yale Transportation Options and Elm City Cycling teamed up this Saturday to hold the first Smart City Cycling Skills class.

Cycling class pushes safety for city

October 5, 2011
Though biking is a major form of transportation for Yale students, most have not had the opportunity to learn the rules of the road — until now. The first Smart City Cycling Skills class, a joint initiative organized by Yale Transportation Options and Elm City Cycling, a New Haven non-profit that aims to create a »
Author Kamila Shamsie lamented American authors’ inability to incorporate foreign viewpoints into their work.

US fiction perspective skewed

September 27, 2011
Although there is no shortage of American fictional novels about foreign affairs, renowned author Kamila Shamsie said yesterday that very few of them truly capture a foreign perspective. Shamsie, a Pakistani author who has written five novels and was the recipient of the Anisfield-Wolf Book award and the Premio Boccaccio award, spoke yesterday in Linsly-Chittenden »

Public health school expands, awarded $2.6 million

September 22, 2011
The Yale School of Public Health is expanding its education beyond the walls of its campus. Through a $2.6 million federal grant provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the school will help train the public health workforce in both Connecticut and Rhode Island. The grant, which was awarded in late August, will enable »
Professor Alexander Nemerov discussed the symbolism of the statue.

Nemerov talks American art, “The Greek Slave”

September 21, 2011
Standing on the first floor of the Yale University Art Gallery, the life-sized marble sculpture “The Greek Slave” may look beautiful. But American art scholar Alexander Nemerov GRD ’92 said the true intentions of the piece are instead to reveal the ugly reality of slavery in 19th-century America. Nemerov, who is the Vincent Scully Professor »
ANDI, or “Arts, Nightlife and Dining Information” was developed by the Greater New Haven Arts Council. The app was launched on Sept. 12.

iPhone app displays events around city

September 18, 2011
A new iPhone app was unveiled last week that puts New Haven events and nightlife in anyone’s pocket. ANDI, which stands for “Arts, Nightlife and Dining Information,” is a new iPhone application that serves as a guide to the city of New Haven. The app was developed by the Greater New Haven Arts Council as »