TRACK | Elis show promise at Yale invitational

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

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, […]

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Fencer drops guard on lesser-known sport

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

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 […]

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Did a Harvard football coach strangle a bulldog in 1908?

The rivalry between Harvard and Yale runs deep — so deep that legend has it a Harvard football coach once strangled a bulldog to motivate his team to kill Yale in that year’s Game. Although this tale helped to fuel the animosity between the longtime rivals, the Los Angeles Times busted the myth on Tuesday. […]

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McMahon digs into personal fortune, again

After an unsuccessful bid to for Senate last year against U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73, Linda McMahon is at it again. And despite a pledge to rely less on her personal fortune, her first fundraising report of the year shows that she’s already contributed over $600,000 of her own money. A report on McMahon’s […]

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Autism and baby size linked

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, […]

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“Belleville” makes world debut

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 […]

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Beetle fossils show their colors

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 […]

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Cycling class pushes safety for city

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 […]

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US fiction perspective skewed

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 […]

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Public health school expands, awarded $2.6 million

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 […]

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