Plans for new engineering center emerge

Administrators are moving forward with plans to open a new engineering facility next fall at the site of the former Yale University Health Services building at 17 Hillhouse Ave. The new space will be designed to facilitate teaching and research in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and materials science. School of Engineering and Applied Science Deputy […]


SAILING | Elis capture Ivy title

Last weekend, the No. 1 coed sailing team handily won the Ivy title, with positive results for the coed and women’s teams elsewhere as well. The coed team dominated the Owen, Mosbacher and Knapp trophies, the de facto Ivy League sailing championship, which it hosted from the McNay Family Sailing Center in Branford. Additionally, the […]

Yale introduces survey science courses

A new set of science survey courses will debut next fall, with the goal of improving the introductions to various scientific fields in Yale’s undergraduate curriculum. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”2059″ ] Three new survey courses — one in engineering and two in biology — will each seek to provide freshmen with broader entries into scientific studies at […]


SAILING | Women’s and coed teams rise to victory

Yale’s No. 1 women’s sailing and No. 2 coed sailing teams ended spring break on a high note — both teams clinched first-place finishes in the final weekend of the recess. The women’s team reached second place at its second spring season regatta in Charleston on March 3 and 4, followed by fifth place at […]

SEAS students provide career guidance

Last Friday, students wrapped up Yale’s first Engineers Week by using homemade catapults to fling stuffed animals into targets set up throughout Davies Auditorium. The catapult launch was one of the culminating events for the week, which was planned by Enping Hong ENG ’14 and Ying Zheng ENG ’13 to showcase Yale’s engineering resources and […]


Miller encourages fall break trips

As Yale College prepares to follow a new academic calendar with a five-day fall break in the 2012-’13 school year, Yale College Dean Mary Miller is encouraging professors to consider holding field trips during the short vacation. Earlier this month, Miller met with a group of faculty members — many of whom already include field […]


SAILING | Elis shake off winter rust

With only one day of practice, the No. 4 Yale coed sailing team pulled off a tight team victory this weekend. A three-pair team represented the Bulldogs at the two-day Bob Bavier Team Race, which marked the team race season opener for the team. Hosted by the College of Charleston on the Cooper River in […]

Antarctic fish threatened by climate change

While a 2-degree increase in the temperature of waters near Antarctica will not make much of a difference for humans, it may cause the extinction of native fish species. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”2198″ ] A research group led by Thomas Near, Yale associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, outlined the evolutionary history of Antarctic fish, which […]


Yale pushes science education reform

With the input of a newly formed committee, administrators plan to reform science teaching and upgrade science facilities to help combat the drift of prospective science majors away from the field. In December, University President Richard Levin and Provost Peter Salovey convened the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching Transformation Committee in response to […]


Fighting piracy with a ‘liberal policy’

Last fall, the Yale College Executive Committee heard cases from 59 students on issues ranging from plagiarism to underage drinking. But four students faced the committee for an infringement that the University does not monitor directly: Internet piracy. When ExComm began reviewing cases of Internet piracy in 2007-’08, three students faced the committee for downloading […]


YES-W draws prospective science students

Organizers of the second annual Yale Engineering and Science Weekend (YES-W) solicited involvement from alumni of the program and slightly modified the schedule of events to help showcase the University’s resources to over 100 prospective students interested in science and engineering. YES-W, which started Saturday and continues through Monday afternoon, has remained largely similar to […]