Those Aggressive Triangles

Scientists fear ‘funding cliff,’ seek new grants

Yale scientists may soon find themselves short of funds and short-staffed as federal stimulus grants dry up in the coming year, eight researchers and University administrators said. This year, University researchers received over $121 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, passed by Congress in Feburary 2009, said Richard Jacob, Yale’s lobbyist. Several researchers […]


Forestry school relocates library collection

Students hoping to check out books on forestry and environmental science can now find them housed with other science books in Kline Science Library. To cut costs, maximize space, and expand library services, 28,000 volumes from the Yale Forestry & Environmental Studies library in Kroon Hall were relocated to KSL this summer, Director of Science […]


A rat lung today, a human one tomorrow?

The starfish, known for its ability to regenerate damaged tissue quickly, may have been upstaged this summer by the humble lab rat. A team led by anesthesiology and biomedical engineering professor Laura Niklason grew an artificial lung from harvested rat lung tissue and successfully implanted the new lung into a live rat. The team published […]


ITS to outsource answering service to AT&T

Yale is restructuring its Information Technology Services call center, or answering service — a move that could leave several long-time employees behind. The University is outsourcing its answering service to AT&T at the end of June, David Galassi, director of network services, confirmed in an e-mail May 28. Galassi deferred further comment to University spokesman […]


Yale researchers make key fossil find

Peter Van Roy, a Yale postdoctoral associate, and Derek Briggs, the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Geology & Geophysics and director of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural history, were among the several authors to publish on May 13 in the journal Nature their discovery of about 1,500 rare soft-bodied fossils. Their paper, titled “Ordovician […]


Peabody collection gets a fresh look

Tim White, the assistant director for the Peabody Museum of Natural History’s collections and operations, likes to tell visitors that the only original part of “Old Bill,” a stuffed rhinoceros, is the horn on his nose. But Lynn Jones, a Museum collection specialist, begs to differ. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”6580″ ] [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”6581″ ] Old Bill is […]


West Campus launches new website

As the West Haven site of Yale’s West Campus continues to grow, administrators are also working to expand the campus’s presence on the Web. A West Campus development team today launched a new website aimed at strengthening the connection between the West Campus and Yale’s main campus. The site, designed by Lisa Maloney, operations manager […]


West Campus to host free summer camp

In July, 20 local middle school students will have the opportunity to attend a new week-long science summer camp on Yale’s West Campus. But unlike the other 16 summer camps run by the Peabody Museum of Natural History and the West Campus, this new one will be free of charge. Yale’s Science Pathways Program, a […]


Yale, West Haven strengthen ties

West Campus may have a new tenant this spring: the administrators of the West Haven public school district. West Haven’s Board of Education is currently talking with Yale administrators about temporarily taking up residence in some of West Campus’ vacant office space. If an agreement is reached, the school district’s administrators could move from their […]


Bruce Carmichael, ‘A loyal friend to many’

Bruce Carmichael, the deputy dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, who was known for his dedication to Yale and his sense of humor, died in his sleep at his New Haven home Sunday night. He was 63 years old. Carmichael’s cause of death was unknown Monday, said Jack Beecher, a close friend […]


Prof. to push diversity

Jo Handelsman was in a faculty hiring meeting earlier in her career when the group suddenly came to an unusual consensus: They needed a potato virologist. A search for an expert on potato diseases had been underway at the university for six months, but no one had previously mentioned the need for that particular type […]