Uncategorized | 2:20 pm | March 27, 2011 | By Carol Hsin

Some Sunday morning Quidditch


Magic hovered in the chilly air as the Yale Quidditch team took off Sunday morning during their weekly practice. Equipped with broomsticks and broomstick substitutes (crutches and Swiffers), about a dozen muggles were “flying” between two sets of scoring hoops on Cross Campus. Like in the books, chasers scored by dunking the volleyball-”Quaffle” through one »

Uncategorized | 6:32 pm | July 9, 2010 | By Carol Hsin

Yale postdoc gives dinosaurs their ‘mojo’ back

Over a round of beers, Yale paleontologist Nicholas Longrich came up with an unconventional name for the dinosaur species he discovered: “Mojoceratops.” Longich, a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, officially dubbed the creature “Mojoceratops perifania” with the publication of his paper in the Journal of Paleontology on Thursday, according to a »

Uncategorized | 9:29 pm | June 3, 2010 | By Carol Hsin

Science prof Rothman ’71 wins prestigious $1M prize

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Biomedical sciences, cell biology and chemistry professor James Rothman ’71 is a recipient of the prestigious $1 million Kavli Prize in neuroscience, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced Thursday. While many psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and depression, involve the brain’s communication system, the mechanism behind this fundamental process was unclear until the »

Uncategorized | 11:33 am | May 22, 2010 | By Carol Hsin

Yale study: Obesity stigma is a social justice issue

While American society generally frowns on race- or gender-based discrimination, Americans still hold open biases against people who suffer from obesity, according to a study published by Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity that will appear in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health. Not only do those biases threaten »

Uncategorized | 3:37 am | April 29, 2010 | By Carol Hsin

Environmentalist’s lecture filmed for documentary

Bjorn Lomborg's lecture in Linsly-Chittenden Hall on Wednesday was filmed for the documentary "COOL IT," directed by Andrea “Ondi” Timoner ’94 and set to be released in the fall.

From LC to the silver screen: About 100 people filed into Linsly-Chittenden Hall on Wednesday night to hear a talk by controversial environmental activist Bjorn Lomborg, who claims spending money to cut carbon emissions is wasteful. Two-time Sundance Film Festival award winner Andrea “Ondi” Timoner ’94 filmed Lomborg’s lecture for her forthcoming documentary on climate »