Interdisciplinary sciences flourish

November 28, 2006
As developments in scientific research demand more interdisciplinary collaboration, Yale is working on creating new courses and programs that integrate science and sometimes social science disciplines in order to prepare researchers and students for tackling those issues where flexibility, not just specialization, can determine a researcher’s success. The need for interdisciplinary education in the sciences »

Yale docs get grant to study stem cells

November 27, 2006
Yale School of Medicine will receive millions in state funding as part of a new statewide initiative to promote stem cell research in Connecticut. Yale is one of three universities to be awarded state funds for stem cell research, along with Wesleyan University and the University of Connecticut. The three universities will share $20 million »

Scientist sues over royalties

November 13, 2006
Former Yale researcher Eleanor Spicer has filed a lawsuit against the University, claiming that she was cheated out of royalties from a technique she helped develop while completing her post-doctoral work at Yale School of Medicine. Spicer’s lawsuit claims that Yale University and New York University’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine have been earning royalties »

Dems take majority of state’s seats

November 8, 2006
As polls closed last night, the Democratic party had won the majority of seats in the House of Representatives, picking up at least one additional Democratic seat in Connecticut. The state’s five congressional races, three of which were competitive, yielded one upset by a Democratic challenger, two victories by Democratic incumbents, one win by a »

Univ. helps fight AIDS

November 1, 2006
As the city with the second-highest number of AIDS cases in the state, New Haven looks to a variety of resources, including Yale professors, to help address the problem. It is not uncommon for Yale faculty to be mindful of the potential real-world consequences of their research, particularly when the subject is AIDS, a global »

Univ. founds new science institute

October 30, 2006
University officials recently announced the founding of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering, which is among the first initiatives to benefit from the University’s $1 billion commitment to enhance basic science, engineering and biomedical research programs over the next 10 years. The institute, announced Thursday, will receive an initial endowment of over $5 »

High schools compete in Physics Olympics

October 25, 2006
The instructions were simple: Pass a lump of green silly putty through a laser beam twice in as little time as possible using only your wits and an orange Hot Wheels track. Given 20 minutes and the resources listed above, high school students competing in the 9th Annual Yale Physics Olympics took turns prying the »

Law School to acquire dorm

October 17, 2006
Yale Law School will acquire the Swing Space dormitory for student housing in 2012, fulfilling the Law School’s plan to reestablish on-campus living for more of its students. Swing Space — which currently houses displaced students during Yale’s undergraduate residential college renovations — will provide housing for Yale Law students following the renovation of Silliman, »

SOM ‘Careers’ class praised for encouraging self-examination

October 12, 2006
As part of an effort to broaden the Yale School of Management’s curriculum, the school is offering a new core class about career planning to help students plan careers in an increasingly uncertain corporate environment. “Careers,” taught by professors Jonathan Feinstein and Amy Wrzesniewski, covers everything from personal, financial and social capital development to career »

SOM prepares graduates for varied careers

October 5, 2006
The philosophy that inspired Seth Goldman SOM ’95 to co-found Honest Tea was the same one that motivated him to matriculate at the Yale School of Management more than a decade ago. “I look to do things differently,” Goldman said. “I don’t want to be doing things the usual way, and I didn’t want to »

SOM prepares to launch required student trips abroad

September 29, 2006
Faculty and administrators at the Yale School of Management are gearing up for a series of 10-day trips around the world in which students in the Class of 2008 will be required to participate for graduation. The international experiences, which are intended to provide students with a more global education, are a key component of »

SOM alums laud changes

September 22, 2006
Yale School of Management alumni have continued to respond to the school’s new curriculum with encouragement and support following a faculty-led panel on the new core classes presented to the SOM Class of 1981 this past week. The panel, moderated by SOM Deputy Dean Stanley Garstka, was scheduled as part of the SOM Class of »