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Facility runs tests on St. Kitts monkeys

October 18, 2011 • 5
Small Caribbean monkeys are some of Yale’s newest collaborators on the forefront of scientific research. The St. Kitts vervet monkeys’ tendency to eat everything from ripe fruit to vegetable crops has been a problem for local residents ever since the primates arrived on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts three centuries ago. Lacking resources, the »
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Halperin teaches “How to Be Gay”

October 6, 2011 • 4
University of Michigan professor David Halperin gave his definitive take on “How to Be Gay” to nearly 150 students and faculty members Wednesday. Halperin, who teaches the history and theory of sexuality, discussed queer theory and gay culture for an hour in Linsly-Chittenden Hall Wednesday evening. There are general sets of traits and interests that »
At a Jonathan Edwards College Master’s Tea, Ed Koch, a former mayor of New York City, discussed political and social issues.
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NYC mayor Koch speaks up

September 15, 2011 • 1
Ed Koch, a political commentator and former New York City mayor, encouraged students to “speak up” on two counts at a Thursday master’s tea. Koch, 86, first asked the approximately 50 students filling the Jonathan Edwards College master’s house to project their voices when asking questions since he is hard of hearing, and to voice »
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Juniors win $100,000 for cancer device

September 9, 2011 • 1
A new device developed by three Yale undergraduates could replace the magnifying glass as the primary melanoma detection tool in dermatology offices across the country. Elizabeth Asai ’13, Nick Demas ’13 and Elliot Swart ’13 have developed a portal USB-driven machine called the Stereoscopic Plug-and-Play Dermatoscope and Web Interface, which takes three-dimensional photographs of suspicious »