Those Aggressive Triangles

December 3, 2010 • 1
And I would bash my head Through the air conditioning units Lining the right side of the sidewalk, At first-floor height. And my head would not shatter: The metal would. A dented, mangled Fredereich, The pavement littered with beige shards — And the pain, the pain would match, For once, that on the inside, A »

Scientists fear ‘funding cliff,’ seek new grants

September 30, 2010 • 0
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

September 10, 2010 • 0
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 team led by School of Medicine professor Laura Niklason succesfully grew a rat lung in a laboratory. Niklason heralded 2010 as “the year of the lung.”

A rat lung today, a human one tomorrow?

September 1, 2010 • 0
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

June 14, 2010 • 0
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 »

Peabody collection gets a fresh look

April 29, 2010 • 0
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. Old Bill is a highlight of the Peabody Museum’s »

West Campus to host free summer camp

April 1, 2010 • 0
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

February 10, 2010 • 0
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’

February 2, 2010 • 8
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

February 1, 2010 • 39
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 »
Physics students perform an experiment in Sloane Physical Lab Friday afternoon.

Part 2 of 2: Many science majors don’t last four years

January 26, 2010 • 778
As Yale aims to bolster its reputation in the sciences, the University is dedicating more resources to improving science programs and facilities and recruiting talented science students and faculty. But at the same time, administrators said, science departments have seen a pattern of attrition among its undergraduate majors over the last decade. Almost half the »

Part 1 of 2: University targets science students

January 25, 2010 • 17
As part of University-wide efforts to transform Yale into a world-class science research institution, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has made recruiting science and engineering students a top priority. The Admissions Office’s outreach efforts, which began around five years ago, include programs that exclusively aim to boost both the number and quality of science students »