Peabody launches new site

The Peabody is now adding friends on Facebook. In the next two weeks, the museum plans to launch a new version of their website that is easier to use and integrates new media like podcasts and videos. Over the past two years, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History has been using social networking sites […]

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YES-W hosts more than 100 students

Yale’s top science and engineering recruits for the class of 2015 spent the weekend touring campus, meeting professors, and building machines out of found objects as part of a game called “Junk Yale Wars.” Starting Saturday and continuing through today, the University is hosting Yale Engineering and Science Weekend (YES-W), an effort to show Yale […]

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Science labs consolidated

Yale undergraduate science labs may soon be collected under one roof. The science administration is working to develop a “Science Teaching Center” on Science Hill, which would combine the biology, chemistry and physics undergraduate teaching laboratories into one new building located adjacent to Sterling Chemistry Laboratory. Ideally, the center would be a site for interdisciplinary […]

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Premed proposal changes science classes

Pre-meds could see changes in all major required courses within the next year. At least eight departments or schools at Yale — including Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (MB&B), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (E&EB), Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB), Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and the School of Engineering — are planning to provide more courses […]

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Science cuts force commute

New West Campus researchers are making the seven-mile commute to labs and offices on Science Hill as budget cuts force reductions in hiring. As hiring budgets across the University decrease in response to the economic downturn, West Campus and Yale’s science administration are working together to bring in new faculty that work in Yale’s central, […]

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Biology depts mull premed changes

Premed culture at Yale may be changing as medical school requirements go through revisions. Several science departments are considering changing their undergraduate curricula in response to a 2009 national report by the Association for American Medical Colleges and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute recommending that premed requirements include a checklist of relevant skills like applied […]

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Biodesign Institute to be open in 2012

Yale announced the creation of a new Biodesign Institute on West Campus to be open in early 2012, according to a press release today. The institute will integrate biology and engineering to explore how nanoscale living and material systems work and it will be housed in the B-24 building at West Campus. James Rothman, chair […]

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Engineering programs integrating

Chemical engineering at Yale is getting a green makeover. Since the department was renamed “Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering” last summer to include environmental engineering, its administrators have been working to further integrate the two programs and allow students more flexibility in their studies. An increasing number of universities have been doing the same, […]

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Schlessinger named first director of new Cancer Biology Institute

Chair of Pharmacology Joseph Schlessinger will be the first director of Yale’s new Cancer Biology Institute located on West Campus, the Yale Cancer Center announced today. Schlessinger, who will retain his position as pharmacology department chair, will split his time as director between West Campus in West Haven and the School of Medicine in New […]

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Strobel to head West Campus

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Scott Strobel will be replacing ecology professor Michael Donoghue as vice president for West Campus planning and program development next semester. Donoghue, who has headed West Campus administration since 2008, said he informed University President Richard Levin and Provost Peter Salovey during the summer that he wanted to teach […]

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Strobel to replace Donoghue as West Campus VP

Scott Strobel will be replacing Michael Donoghue as vice president for West Campus planning and program development next semester, according to an e-mail from University President Richard Levin this morning. Donoghue, who has headed West Campus administration since 2008, informed Levin and Provost Peter Salovey during the summer that he wanted to teach and continue […]

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