University | 6:16 pm | June 28, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

Yale establishes $14m endowment honoring Dufault ’11

Yale has created a $14 million endowment to support Yale women in science in honor of the late Michele Dufault ’11, a double major in physics and astronomy who passed away in 2011 after an accident in Sterling Chemistry Laboratory. The Michele Dufault Endowment for Yale Women in Science will promote a range of initiatives »

Sci-Tech | 7:45 pm | June 6, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

Med School professor Medzhitov wins $5.2 million award

Yale School of Medicine professor Ruslan Medzhitov was awarded the inaugural Else Kröner-Fresenius Award on Wednesday from the German organization Else KrönerFresenius Stiftung for his contributions to the field of immunobiology over the last two decades. Medzhitov has helped uncover the mysteries of the immune system, most notably through his research on Toll-like receptors – protein structures that »

Sci-Tech | 12:44 am | May 8, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

Bulldogs Racing comes first in New Hampshire


Nobody expected Yale to finish first. But on May 2, the Bulldogs Racing team won the 2013 Formula Hybrid International at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a gas-electric racecar built over the last two years. The victory against teams from across the world helps establish Bulldogs Racing in a field often dominated by more technical schools, according »

City | 2:58 pm | April 25, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

‘Night Rainbow’ shines over Elm City

The rainbow light structure will shine across the Elm City through Saturday.

The rainbow soaring across the New Haven sky Wednesday evening was not celebrating the imminent legalization of same-sex marriage in Rhode Island: Instead, “Global Rainbow New Haven” — a project that features a laser light sculpture projecting the full spectrum of the rainbow — marks the beginning of New Haven’s 375th anniversary celebration. The lasers will light »

Sci-Tech | 5:47 pm | March 13, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

Eight Yale scientists elected to CASE

Eight Yale faculty members are among the 33 scientists elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) this year. Election is based on exceptional contributions to a particular area of scientific research. Yale faculty are well-represented in the Academy, constituting 24 percent of the class of 2013, 38 percent of the class of 2012 and 31 »