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Post Harvard donation, Yale CS faculty wait for their share

November 21, 2014 • 0
Last week, Harvard University announced a donation from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, estimated at $60 million, that will increase its computer science faculty by 50 percent. In response to the donation, Yale computer science professors interviewed expressed hope for similar growth in Yale’s faculty.
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Tight-knit community, mentoring attract engineering faculty

November 20, 2014 • 0
The recent slew of new engineering hires comprise a nearly 20 percent increase in faculty at the school. They said they value the strong mentoring from senior faculty members, the tight-knit community, one-on-one professor-student interactions and the liberal arts environment at Yale.
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With new Congress, NIH funding for Yale up in the air

November 20, 2014 • 0
While federal funding for the NIH has been declining in real dollars since 2003, many at the Schools of Medicine and Public Health argue there is no need for heightened pessimism with the advent of a fiscally conservative majority in the Senate.
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Game rivalry leveraged for Ebola relief efforts

November 20, 2014 • 0
In the coming days, football is not the only arena in which Yale and Harvard will go head to head. The Harvard-Yale Ebola Challenge, a joint initiative between the schools to raise funds for and awareness of Ebola, officially kicked off yesterday with the support of Mayor Toni Harp and Dean of the Yale School »
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Quality of life compromised in kids with OCD

November 18, 2014 • 0
While researchers have known for some time that adults with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder have a lower quality of life, a recent study has found that children with OCD experience a similar drop in quality of life.
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Influenced by others, less at fault

November 18, 2014 • 0
People tend to think that others are less at fault when their actions have been influenced by third-party actors, a new Yale study has found.
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Q&A: Tackling Emotions at Facebook

November 18, 2014 • 0
Marc Brackett is currently working as a research consultant with the Facebook Protect and Care team, which strives to create a respectful online atmosphere for Facebook users and decrease online bullying. The News spoke with him about his role in the project.
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Monkeys more selfish than once thought

November 18, 2014 • 0
Monkeys are not as selfless as many think, according to a study from Yale’s Comparative Cognition Lab.
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At medical school, faculty unconvinced of task force’s value

November 17, 2014 • 0
Almost two weeks after its first meeting on Nov. 3 the Yale School of Medicine’s Gender Equity Task Force is remaining silent about its plans moving forward.
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Hundreds bid farewell to Yale particle accelerator

November 17, 2014 • 0
Long lines formed outside the bunker-like home of Yale’s nuclear accelerator Saturday morning as hundreds waited to see the mammoth atom smasher one last time.
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Healthcare exchange enters second year

November 14, 2014 • 0
This weekend, thousands of Connecticut residents will have a second opportunity to sign up for affordable insurance through the state’s branch of the Affordable Care Act.
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“Game-changer” grants awarded to Yale researchers

November 13, 2014 • 0
Two Yale researchers won grants from the National Science Foundation that may help reveal the secrets of the particles and life forms in the Universe.