Veteran support expands on campus

Three Yale students launched an initiative this summer intended to help address the University’s underwhelming outreach to veterans and ease their transitions back to college campuses. Last year, Jesse Reising ’11, Nick Rugoff ’11 and Christopher Howell ’13 developed the Warrior-Scholars program, an initiative of their non-profit Operation Opportunity that supports military members looking to […]

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Local gallery features interdisciplinary art

Two area artists came together in mid-September to present an interdisciplinary collection of canvas and textile works at New Haven’s Gallery 195. The catch? They had never met each other until the day their artwork was hung. The artists — Sarah Goncarova of New Haven and Thomas Edwards ART ’83 of Killingsworth, Conn. — came […]

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Engineering innovation center plans events

With a newly renovated space and nearly 200 prospective members, the Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design is looking to host a variety of student events this semester in an effort to continue expanding its presence on campus. CEID Director Eric Dufresne said the center is in the final planning stages of lectures, workshops […]

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CEID reaches out to students

The Center for Engineering Innovation & Design held orientation sessions for 60 prospective members last week in an effort to reach out to the engineering community on campus. In order to use the CEID, which opened Aug. 26 and houses classroom and research space, students must pass an online quiz about the center’s goals and […]

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Study links stress, brain shrinkage

As if you needed yet another reason to get through shopping period as quickly as you can, a team of Yale researchers have discovered a cognitive mechanism that can cause stress to shrink the human brain. The study, led by postdoctoral researcher Hyo Jung Kang, found that a type of genetic switch called a “transcription […]

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Arch students drop pencils, take up hammers

Life as a student at the School of Architecture is not all paprika carpets and model building: Second-year students at the school gained real-world experience over the summer by designing and building from scratch a home in New Haven’s Newhallville neighborhood. The house was part of the annual Vlock Project, a competition and building initiative […]

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The lull before the storm, taken to the stage

New Haven theater company Theatre 4’s upcoming show, “SALVAGE,” aims to take audiences by storm, quite literally. Written by Cleveland-based playwright George Brant and commissioned by Theatre 4, the play will make its worldwide debut Thursday night at UpCrown Studios on Crown Street. Set on the day of a man named Danny’s funeral, the show […]

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Dental x-rays linked to tumors?

A recent School of Medicine study on dental x-rays is drawing fierce debate among the medical community. The study, led by Yale School of Public Health Director of Medical Research Elizabeth Claus, found a correlation between non-cancerous brain tumors and exposure to dental x-rays. The study found that patients diagnosed with such tumors were likely […]

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Malaria’s burden preventable, activist says

Bernard Nahlen, Deputy U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, said the future of the fight against malaria is looking bright due to international aid. Nahlen spoke to a group of around 40 Yale students and faculty members Monday night at the last lecture of the Global Health Seminar, a class at the School of Public Health. His […]

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Playwright discusses influence of ‘Our Town,’ China

Chinese-American playwright Alvin Eng believes the effects of theater transcend scripts and actors. In a Tuesday evening talk, he said the greatest legacy of performance lies in its effect on the human soul. Eng, a creative writing professor at Fordham University, spoke to a group of about 30 students and community members in the Office […]

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YCC | Bobby Dresser ’14, UOFC chair

Bobby Dresser ’14 doesn’t have a campaign team. He prefers to talk to people himself, he said. Dresser is one of three contenders in the election for chair of the Undergraduate Organizations Funding Committee, the student group which oversees funding for registered groups on campus. His plan for the position focuses on three principles: simplicity, […]

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Legos and Lasers

Yale’s optics laboratory is spotless. Anyone who enters must don a hairnet, shoe covers, and a lab coat (preferably white). A jumble of optic wiring emits an eerie green glow as concentrated light leaks out through small breaks in the line like slime. Complex instruments perch atop tables, daring observers to approach them and upset […]

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