Sci-Tech | 10:51 pm | November 7, 2012 | By Dan Weiner

‘Hoodie Day’ brings engineering students together

Adam Goone ’13 and Lidiya Dervisheva ’13 organized School of Engineering Hoodie Day in the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design.

Blinding snow and bitter winds could not dampen spirits inside the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design Wednesday evening as juniors and seniors gathered together for the School of Engineering’s “Hoodie Day.” In previous years, juniors received the traditional blue engineering sweaters from their department secretaries with little fanfare. But seniors Adam Goone ’13 and »

Sci-Tech | 10:36 pm | October 23, 2012 | By Ashton Wackym

68 Nobel laureates, including 7 Yalies, endorse Obama

68 Nobel Laureates have signed a joint letter endorsing Barack Obama for presidency.

Sixty-eight Nobel Laureates, including seven Yalies, have signed an open letter endorsing Barack Obama for president. In the letter, the scientists wrote that Obama has remained committed to relying on “science-based decision making and has championed investment in science and technology research.” In addition, the letter expresses concern about Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s candidacy, arguing »

City | 10:57 pm | October 20, 2012 | By Lindsey Uniat

Lawsuit alleges age discrimination

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A 63-year-old former Yale administrator at the Yale-New Haven Hospital is suing the University on the grounds of age discrimination, claiming that he was fired from his post after serving more than 30 years with the hospital and School of Medicine. Martin Donovan, 63, the former director of finance for the Yale Medical Group, is »

University | 12:18 pm | October 10, 2012 | By Jonathon Cai and Jane Darby Menton

Yale alum wins Nobel Prize

Brian Kobilka MED '81. Photo by Stanford University.

Earlier today, Brian Kobilka MED ’81 was one of two American scientists awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He will share the prize with his former mentor, Robert Lefkowitz, a professor of biochemistry at Duke University. Kobilka and Lefkowitz have made significant progress in unraveling the workings of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), a large »

University | 9:32 pm | April 25, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

University announces new fellowship for freshmen

A new summer fellowship program will allow more undergraduates to conduct research in science and engineering during the summer after freshman year. Freshman can already get support from Yale through the Science, Technology and Research Scholars (STARS) program to spend the summer doing scientific research, but the new program will expand these numbers. At least »