Sci-Tech | 5:03 pm | August 22, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

School of Nursing readies new West Campus home

Fifteen months after Yale announced that the School of Nursing would move to West Campus, the transition to the new location is nearly complete. At 110,000 square feet, the School of Nursing’s new home is nearly twice as large as the previous location on Church Street near Union Station. More than two-thirds of the facility »

Sci-Tech | 6:19 pm | August 3, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

Yale biology professor to guide national science policy

President Barack Obama has nominated Yale biology professor Jo Handelsman to serve as associate director for science at the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In the lab, Handelsman is an acclaimed researcher on the genetics and chemistry of microbial communities. Beyond her work on microbiology, Handelsman is also national leader in improving science education and encouraging women »

Sci-Tech | 12:45 am | July 23, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

Schwartz to lead Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

Marlene Schwartz GRD ’96, a clinical psychologist and former deputy director of the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, has been named to replace Kelly Brownell as director of the Rudd Center. Over the last eight years, Schwartz said the Rudd Center has become a leading voice in the fight against obesity. Schwartz received her »

University | 7:41 pm | July 19, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

Med School professor named dean of medicine at Brown

Jack Elias, physician-in-chief at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, will become dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown University on September 1, the Brown Daily Herald has reported. In his new role, Elias will oversee both Brown’s medical school as well as its five divisions of biological sciences. Elias joined the Yale faculty in 1990 and »

University | 8:54 pm | July 12, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

Yale grad to walk across country in silence

Like many of his peers in the Class of 2013, Gregory Hindy ’13 plans to spend the next year traveling the country. The only difference? Hindy will be walking from New Hampshire to Los Angeles — all without speaking a word. On Tuesday, Hindy left his home in Nashua, N.H. to begin the year-long trek toward California »