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Kolbert warns of global warming

February 14, 2007 • 0
Two systems in crisis converged at the Saybrook Master’s house last Thursday, when Elizabeth Kolbert ’83, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of “Field Notes from a Catastrophe,” discussed journalism and the fate of the environment in a Master’s Tea. Kolbert, whose book Saybrook Master Mary Miller called “a call to arms,” traveled »
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Study shows parent training can lessen effects of Tourette’s

October 3, 2006 • 0
Training parents of children with Tourette’s syndrome to recognize disruptive behavior and teaching them to use positive, consistent reinforcement decreases behavioral problems, a recent Yale School of Nursing and Center for Child Study publication shows. Tourette’s syndrome, a disorder characterized by involuntary motor and phonic tics, is an inherited neurological condition whose causes are not »
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Symposium brings together science, religion

September 17, 2006 • 0
Scientists, theologians and philosophers took the stage last Thursday and Friday at Whitney Humanities Center to discuss the tension between religion and science, in the first of this year’s Terry Foundation Lectures. Titled “Religion and Science: Why Does the Debate Continue?”, the series featured biologist Kenneth R. Miller of Brown University as well as five »