Prof talks on physics education

September 2, 2005
Ramamurti Shankar, chair of the physics department, gave a public lecture in New Delhi, India last week before an audience that included Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, a number of teachers and professors, and 500 high school students. Shankar’s talk was part of a global conference on physics education celebrating the international World Year »

Grey steps into post as dean of nursing

August 31, 2005
Margaret Grey NUR ’76, a Yale School of Nursing research professor and the associate dean for scholarly affairs, will take her position as nursing school dean tomorrow. As the new dean, Grey will address the school’s most pressing needs — fund raising and expanding professorships and programs, Levin said. The University had been searching for »

Conflicts could give Y-NH’s new chief rocky start

August 31, 2005
September will be a demanding month for Yale New-Haven Hospital, as its transition to a new president will overlap with the hospital’s final push for approval of plans for its $430 million cancer center, already complicated by delays. Over the summer, the hospital and local opponent have been working to reach a common ground on »

Grey NUR ’76 is tapped as new nursing school dean

July 28, 2005
Margaret Grey NUR ’76, a Yale School of Nursing research professor and the associate dean for scholarly affairs, will become the nursing school’s next dean Sept. 1, President Richard Levin announced today. As the new dean, Grey will address the school’s most pressing needs – fundraising and expanding professorships and programs, Levin said. The University »

Speight remembered for caring, sense of humor

June 22, 2005
After 1,300 miles of biking cross-country, Rachel Speight ’06 had become used to dumping bottles of water over her head to cool down. It had turned into such a habit that she accidentally did the same with a glass of water one night at dinner, astonishing her fellow riders. Though drenched and surprised, Ramie, as »

Branford senior dies in Kentucky cycling accident

June 20, 2005
Rachel Speight ’06, a rising senior in Branford College, died Sunday when she was hit by a car in western Kentucky while on a cross-country bicycle trip organized by Yale students as a charity fundraiser. According to Kentucky state police, the 21-year-old music major — known as Ramie to her friends — was traveling on »

Bomb scare causes evacuation of four buildings

June 17, 2005
A bomb threat received by Connecticut state police against the University Friday morning lead to the evacuation of several campus buildings for part of the day. Trumbull College, Sterling Memorial Library, Cross Campus Library and the Yale Law School were evacuated while Yale, New Haven, and state police performed a search of each building, University »

Yale-New Haven to search for new president

June 9, 2005
A committee will meet this week to launch a search for a successor to outgoing Yale-New Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Zaccagnino. Zaccagnino announced last month that he will retire at the end of September, after more than 35 years with the hospital. The committee includes members of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Board »

Norton speaks at Class Day

May 23, 2005
Class Day Speaker Eleanor Holmes Norton GRD ’63 LAW ’64 encouraged the Class of 2005 on May 22 to look beyond simple answers to difficult questions while working for social change. Norton’s speech was one of many events and activities scheduled for Class Day, which featured baccalaureate celebrations, award presentations and the annual Commencement Ball. »

University struggles to cut consumption

April 28, 2005
In a year, the average person at Yale uses about 80,000 gallons of water, consumes enough energy to drive a Ford Excursion from New York to California and back eight times, and produces about 1,750 pounds of solid waste. Recent statistics publicize what some at Yale have seen in their own research and everyday life »

Studies recharge Computer Science

April 20, 2005
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. AK Watson can tell if your tone of voice is angry or happy, but not what your words mean. Possessing a “brain” made up of 16 computers connected over a network, Watson is the latest humanoid robot under development in computer science professor »

Yale-New Haven posts promise not to hinder unionization

April 19, 2005
Yale-New Haven Hospital put up postings last week promising not to threaten or intimidate workers trying to unionize, following an agreement reached with the National Labor Relations Board last year. This round of NLRB-mandated postings is the third at the hospital in recent years, and a union local claims the labor board continues to be »