Salovey praises cultural centers

University President-elect Peter Salovey wore two hats during Wednesday afternoon’s panel on the role of cultural centers on Yale’s campus, speaking both as Yale’s next president and as a social scientist.

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Columbia professor strips for science

Columbia students strolling into their Monday morning “Frontiers of Science” class this week were in for a surprise. In a bizarre effort to highlight to his students what it takes to study quantum mechanics, professor Emlyn Hughes started off his lecture by stripping down to his underwear. He then sat on a stool in fetal […]

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Cartoon shark joins ocean conservation

The cause to protect endangered marine species has a new versatile spokesperson.

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Multiple factors affect HIV prognosis, study shows

In a major advancement for the field of HIV treatment, a new study has identified a more accurate method of suggesting prognosis for HIV patients.

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Conservative publisher criticizes affirmative action

Before a full Sudler Hall last night, American Conservative publisher Ron Unz called for Ivy League universities to admit 80 percent of their students randomly and eliminate undergraduate tuition — all in an effort to remedy an “outright corrupt” college admissions process.

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Higher antidepressant use in South, study finds

For pharmacists in the business of mood-altering drugs, a recent study conducted through SOM might prompt a move to Tennessee.

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After 30 years, film studies balances theory and practice

When Charles Musser ’73 finished his junior year in the 1970s, he decided to take time off — to work on an Oscar-winning documentary.

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Study examines link between money and GPA

Who says money can buy success? A recent study released by Laura Hamilton of the University of California finds that on average, the more money parents provide toward their child’s college tuition, the lower that child’s GPA, according to a recent article from The New York Times. In her study, Hamilton compiled statistics from different […]

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Yale alums become YouTube stars

The year 2012 was a big one for YouTube: It featured its first video to ever reach 1 billion views, a hit music video from South Korean pop star PSY, as well as Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit single “Call Me Maybe” and coverage of the greatest moments of the Summer Olympics. In tribute to a […]

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‘January Joiner’ brings horror to the stage

With the Jan. 9 premiere of “January Joiner” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, writer Laura Jacqmin ’04 is challenging two conventions of theater by confronting body-image issues on stage and bringing horror to live audiences for one of the first times. The play, which Jacqmin called a “weight-loss horror comedy,” uses obesity as a […]

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Religious leader emphasizes education

Bawa Jain, secretary-general of the World Council of Religious Leaders, spoke about religious diplomacy during a lecture Wednesday afternoon.

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