Preemies’ IQs may rise with age

February 13, 2003
Traditionally, scientists have believed severely premature babies develop and maintain lower-than-average intelligence levels because of brain damage or lack of brain development. But, a study published Wednesday shows, babies who are born 12 to 16 weeks prematurely tend to show improvement in IQ scores as they grow older. Many of the premature children in the »

Professor leads discussion of neurologist’s new book

October 25, 2002
When he was not publishing case studies or studying complex psychological problems, Oliver Sacks, author of “Oaxaca Journal,” spent time studying ferns in Mexico. As part of the New Haven Free Public Library’s lunch hour book discussion series Thursday, “Books Sandwiched In,” Joseph LaPalombara, professor of political science, led a discussion on Sacks’ recently published »

Bill to fund defense research at universities

October 7, 2002
Yale could receive significant federal funding for bioterrorism research under the latest version of a homeland security bill currently before Congress. Although Yale will not necessarily benefit from the legislation — which sets aside $2 billion in funding for major universities — the prospect of additional defense research met with mixed reactions from faculty. Some »

Asian leaders talk about security

September 23, 2002
One national president speaking at a conference might be more than enough for most people, but The Silk Road in the 21st Century Conference last week boasted three presidential speakers. The presidents of Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Republic of Georgia addressed the conference, held Sept. 19-21 at the Yale Law School, via teleconference or written »

Attridge takes over as dean of Divinity School

September 6, 2002
After five years as a professor at the Yale Divinity School, where University President Richard Levin said he already was the “de facto” leader of the faculty, Harold Attridge took over as dean of the Yale Divinity School on Wednesday. Attridge replaces Rebecca Chopp, who left to become president of Colgate University after only one »

Islamicist Lewis gives final series lecture

April 15, 2002
Six months after Yale began the Democracy, Security and Justice lecture series to address international issues in the post-Sept. 11 world, Middle East historian Bernard Lewis addressed a topic pressing to that world — methods of government in Muslim countries. Lewis gave the 18th and final lecture of the series last night in the Law »

GRE to replace reasoning test with essay section

April 1, 2002
As high school students anticipate a possible new writing section on the SAT, college students taking the GRE will soon face a similar change. The Graduate Record Examination General Test currently includes 93 multiple-choice questions that test students’ verbal, quantitative and analytical skills. But beginning Oct. 1, the 35-question analytical section will be replaced by »

Yale degrees for sale: Faux certificates cost $75

February 20, 2002
Apparently, Yale degrees can now be obtained at $75 a pop. A Web-based company –Ê — currently sells fake degrees from a large number of world universities, including Yale. For a $75 membership fee, one gains access to an enormous range of custom-made diplomas, certificates and degrees, all of which can be previewed online. The »

Parents’ recipes served in Berkeley

February 1, 2002
Most Berkeley College students probably envisioned another semester of dining hall spanakopita and General Tso’s Tofu, not their mom’s famous French yogurt cake. But Berkeley asked students’ parents to submit favorite recipes, and starting last Thursday the dining hall will feature three dishes each week based on the responses. So far the reaction has been »

Yale Health Plan to launch Web site for members

January 25, 2002
After successfully introducing a pilot program this past fall in the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, Yale University Health Services is aiming to expand its interactive Web site, which allows electronic communication between Yale Health Plan members and staff. The Web-based program can now be used in the Pediatrics Department, and if things go as planned, »