Donations to help construction of ‘green’ FES building

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies’ $27 million capital campaign to build a new facility on Prospect Street received a $4 million boost over winter break. The latest contribution to the campaign for the school’s expansion came from Carl Knobloch ’51, president and CEO of Atlanta-based West Hill Investors, a privately held equity […]

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Study finds religion shapes views of terminal sedation

While the U.S. Supreme Court does not object to a medical practice that places a higher priority on alleviating pain than maintaining a patient’s life, whether individual doctors do can vary by their religion, according to a recent study. Terminal sedation may be confused with physician-assisted suicide, which is illegal in every state except Oregon, […]

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Donaldson, Kiernan excel at nationals

Indiana’s cloudy midwestern skies on the morning of Nov. 22 did not deter a pair of Yale runners, who both won All-American awards at this year’s NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Championships. Lindsay Donaldson ’08 and Cara Kiernan ’07 represented Yale in the championship race at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind. Donaldson […]

‘Dino-Snore’ enlivens history for children

The Great Hall of the Peabody Museum of Natural History came alive the night of Nov. 13 with running children and tired parents from the greater New Haven area at the semiannual “Dino-Snore.” Sleeping bags, air mattresses and tents surrounded the dinosaur bones, and the museum was teeming with children in pajamas and slippers. The […]

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Muslim fast fights hunger

For three days this month, the Muslim Students Association invited fellow Yalies, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, to evening meals to both commemorate and combat the hunger felt by the homeless during the holy month of Ramadan. Today marks the conclusion of the third annual fast-a-thon organized by the MSA, in which people from the Yale […]

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Conference puts biosafety under the microscope

Yale hosted its first Connecticut BioScience Conference in Harkness Auditorium at the School of Medicine Tuesday afternoon, attracting a crowd of about 50 people. The conference was jointly sponsored by Yale and the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. The morning presentations were held at UCHC, and the University hosted the afternoon events. The […]

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Torres plants new roots

To symbolize the roots of support within the colorectal cancer survivor community, nine-time Olympic swimming medalist Dara Torres partook in a tree-planting ceremony at the Yale School of Medicine on Thursday. Torres, whose father is a survivor of CRC, is the official spokesperson for Roots of Support in CRC, an educational program kicked-off last May […]

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Science building nears completion

The School of Engineering’s wait for its new addition is coming to a close. Funded by a $24 million gift from engineering graduate John Malone ’63, the new facility at Prospect and Trumbull streets, which will focus on biomedical engineering, is expected to open on schedule in late 2005. The construction team is working hard […]

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Book lends perspective to rivalry — ‘The Only Game That Matters’

The result of a recent collaboration of a Connecticut College alumnus and a Boston University graduate has little to do with either of their schools. “The Only Game That Matters,” by Bernard Corbett and Paul Simpson, follows the story behind the deep-rooted rivalry between Harvard and Yale and focuses on a broad range of issues […]

Scientists seek earlier Alzheimer’s diagnoses

Backed by a $60 million national initiative, researchers at the Yale School of Medicine are making strides toward early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. As a member of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, Yale researchers, together with scientists in the United States and Canada, are working toward the development of early-diagnosis tests and biomarkers for Alzheimer’s […]

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Editor offers views on U.S. agenda in Iraq

Bill Emmott, the editor of The Economist, spoke on what he said was the nation’s neo-conservative agenda for the Iraq war and said a new White House administration would not radically change the country’s involvement in the Middle East at a talk in the Luce Hall auditorium on Tuesday. At the event, sponsored by the […]

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