Schwartz to lead Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

Marlene Schwartz GRD ’96, a clinical psychologist and former deputy director of the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, has been named to replace Kelly Brownell as director of the Rudd Center. Over the last eight years, Schwartz said the Rudd Center has become a leading voice in the fight against obesity. Schwartz received her […]

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Med School professor named dean of medicine at Brown

Jack Elias, physician-in-chief at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, will become dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown University on September 1, the Brown Daily Herald has reported. In his new role, Elias will oversee both Brown’s medical school as well as its five divisions of biological sciences. Elias joined the Yale faculty in 1990 and […]

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Yale grad to walk across country in silence

Like many of his peers in the Class of 2013, Gregory Hindy ’13 plans to spend the next year traveling the country. The only difference? Hindy will be walking from New Hampshire to Los Angeles — all without speaking a word. On Tuesday, Hindy left his home in Nashua, N.H. to begin the year-long trek toward California […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Science Hill classroom renovations continue

Students who trek up to Science Hill in the fall will be greeted by 14 newly renovated classrooms.

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‘Night Rainbow’ shines over Elm City

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 […]

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Graf talks increased ADHD diagnoses

Children in the United States are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at higher rates than ever before, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control.

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UP CLOSE | Salovey to pursue STEM growth

President-elect Peter Salovey has signaled that he will prioritize faculty growth, modernizing facilities and fostering a science culture.

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Yale launches institute to study networks

Yale will launch an Institute of Network Science, or YINS, this summer to study the nature of complex interactions in fields ranging from sociology to biology.

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