Citizen scientists find new extrasolar planet

October 23, 2012 • 0
Yale researchers and collaborating citizen scientists have discovered a new astronomical phenomenon — a planet that revolves around twin suns while at the same time being orbited by a second pair of stars. This planet, called PH1, is the seventh circumbinary planet — a planet that orbits two stars — that has been discovered, said »
Danny Meyer (right), the creator of the Shake Shack restaurant chain, spoke at a Silliman College Master’s Tea on Friday.

Shake Shack owner balances interests

October 22, 2012 • 0
Danny Meyer, the brains behind Chapel Street’s popular new burger joint Shake Shack, visited Silliman College Friday afternoon for a Master’s Tea. Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, which has won 25 James Beard Awards and runs over 30 restaurants, including the Shake Shack chain. During the Tea, Meyer discussed his path »
British sculptor Anthony Caro is known for his abstract pieces.

YCBA takes intimate approach to sculpture

October 17, 2012 • 0
Tomorrow, the Yale Center for British Art will open its latest exhibition — “Caro: Close Up” — a roughly chronological display of the work of contemporary British artist Anthony Caro. Caro’s style has evolved throughout his artistic career, especially after his visit to the United States in 1959, said Martina Droth, the exhibit’s organizing curator »
Chris Murphy speaks to Yalies on Old Campus.

Senate race focuses on Social Security, Medicare

October 3, 2012 • 0
With just over a month before Election Day, U.S. Senate candidates Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon have recently focused their attention on two hot-button issues — Social Security and Medicare. The race for retiring Conn. Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s seat has grown increasingly important within the past several months, as election victories in a handful of »
Mitchell Davis, pictured above, speaks about the importance of American food culture in William L. Harkness Hall.

Food journalist talks culinary culture

September 28, 2012 • 1732
Mitchell Davis, food journalist, chef and executive vice president of the James Beard Foundation, spoke yesterday in William L. Harkness Hall on the significance of American food culture. His talk, hosted by the Yale Sustainable Food Project, focused on the development of his foundation — a non-profit group that seeks to promote the culinary arts. »
A recent study by Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity cited First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” fitness initiative as benefitting from its strategy of positive reinforcement of general fitness and healthy living principles.

Harsh anti-obesity ads ineffective

September 25, 2012 • 0
A recent study by Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity shows that many anti-obesity campaigns might be stigmatizing obese people instead of encouraging healthier behaviors. The study, published in this month’s issue of the International Journal of Obesity, found that people are more likely to change their habits in response to advertisements promoting »

Disability awareness events planned

September 10, 2012 • 0
With the highest number of disabled students ever enrolled this year, the University has planned an array of events next month to prompt discussion about issues faced by disabled members of the Yale community. The number of disabled students has increased from 125 during the 2000-’01 academic year to 554 both this year and last »