Yale University http://wnpr.org en How Yale Scientists Are Trying to Read Minds http://wnpr.org/post/how-yale-scientists-are-trying-read-minds <p>New research out of Yale University is claiming clairvoyance. It's called "neuroimaging," a fancy way of saying scientists are reading your mind.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:09:24 +0000 Patrick Skahill 19873 at http://wnpr.org How Yale Scientists Are Trying to Read Minds Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Refugee Students http://wnpr.org/post/meeting-mental-health-needs-refugee-students <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Refugees face many challenges after resettling in a new country and it can be especially hard for children. On Saturday&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">at Luce Hall Auditorium</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;Yale School of Medicine and Yale's MacMillan Center are hosting a conference for educators to learn about ways to help refugee students adjust.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:41:57 +0000 Lucy Nalpathanchil 19566 at http://wnpr.org Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Refugee Students Yale Photo Show Offers Intimate Insights Into the Jazz World http://wnpr.org/post/yale-photo-show-offers-intimate-insights-jazz-world <p>More eloquently than the written word—including even the prose of the great Ralph Ellison or the poetry of the legendary Langston Hughes—poetically expressive black-and-white photographs taken by gifted jazz photographers can capture the elusive but soulful essence of the music and its cradle-to-the-grave love affair with life.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:50:58 +0000 Owen McNally 19382 at http://wnpr.org Yale Photo Show Offers Intimate Insights Into the Jazz World Privacy of Information Hearings Held; Calls for Connecticut Office of Inspector General http://wnpr.org/post/privacy-information-hearings-held-calls-connecticut-office-inspector-general <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8J9fnwP1syk?list=UUdeV_lmPe3Ne21BmkhTb1xw" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Two legislative committees today held simultaneous public hearings on bills that would implement recommendations of a task force created after the Newtown school massacre to balance the privacy of crime victims with the public’s right to know. The task force recommended that lawmakers allow only restricted access to certain crime scene photos, 911 audio tapes and other information from homicides.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:42:40 +0000 Teri McCready 18168 at http://wnpr.org Yale's 2014 Windham Campbell Prizes Announced http://wnpr.org/post/yales-2014-windham-campbell-prizes-announced <p>Yale University announced the winners of its annual Windham Campbell Prizes. The eight writers were revealed by Yale President Peter Salovey during a press conference at Yale's Beinecke Library. Each winner will receive $150,000 to help them focus on writing.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:18:15 +0000 Tucker Ives 18043 at http://wnpr.org Yale's 2014 Windham Campbell Prizes Announced Concern for the Safety of Venezuelan Opposition Leader With Ties to Yale http://wnpr.org/post/concern-safety-venezuelan-opposition-leader-ties-yale <p>After recent anti-government protests in Venezuela, Amnesty International has<a href="http://worldfellows.yale.edu/opposition-leader-risk" target="_blank"> issued an urgent call for action on behalf of an opposition leader with ties to Yale University</a>.&nbsp;An arrest order has been issued for Carlos Vecchio.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:18:09 +0000 Diane Orson 17652 at http://wnpr.org Concern for the Safety of Venezuelan Opposition Leader With Ties to Yale Yale Hosts Law Enforcement and Hacking Conference http://wnpr.org/post/yale-hosts-law-enforcement-and-hacking-conference <p>Yale Law School is <a href="http://www.yaleisp.org/event/law-enforcement-and-hacking" target="_blank">hosting a conference on law enforcement and computer hacking.</a> The conference, "Law Enforcement and Hacking: When Cops Control Your Webcam," starts at 1:00 pm on Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p>It will focus on the increasing use of sophisticated tools to hack into the computers of targets, including remotely enabling webcams, turning on microphones, and downloading documents and other files from hacked computers.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:14:00 +0000 Associated Press 17046 at http://wnpr.org Yale Hosts Law Enforcement and Hacking Conference Yale Study Examines Rate Youth Are Hospitalized for Gun Injuries http://wnpr.org/post/yale-study-examines-rate-youth-are-hospitalized-gun-injuries <p>Firearm injuries are the second leading cause of death among children in the U.S., but there has been scarce information available about the number of young people nationwide who are hospitalized because of gun injuries.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now Yale researchers have <a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/01/22/peds.2013-1809.full.pdf" target="_blank">analyzed hospital data, and their study was published Monday in the journal <em>Pediatrics</em>.</a>&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:08:17 +0000 Lucy Nalpathanchil 16039 at http://wnpr.org Yale Study Examines Rate Youth Are Hospitalized for Gun Injuries Yale School of Management Opens Its New Building http://wnpr.org/post/yale-school-management-opens-its-new-building <p>Yale School of Management has moved into its new home, Edward P. Evans Hall. The huge glass palace on Whitney Avenue is an architectural landmark for New Haven, but it's also attracted some controversy.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:15:17 +0000 Harriet Jones 15356 at http://wnpr.org Yale School of Management Opens Its New Building JFK in Photographs: A Yale Art Exhibit http://wnpr.org/post/jfk-photographs-yale-art-exhibit <p>Fifty years after his assassination, images of President John F. Kennedy continue to resonate as an expression of American culture and self-identity. A photography exhibition called <a href="http://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/great-crowd-had-gathered-jfk-1960s" target="_blank">"A Great Crowd Had Gathered: JFK in the 1960s" examines the president</a> by way of his public at the time. It's&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">at the Yale Art Gallery and runs through the end of March.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:34:25 +0000 Diane Orson 15200 at http://wnpr.org JFK in Photographs: A Yale Art Exhibit Imaginative Worlds by Ming Cho Lee http://wnpr.org/post/imaginative-worlds-ming-cho-lee <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Resembling a village of delicate toy </span>theaters<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, "Stage Designs by Ming Cho Lee" fills</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the large ground floor gallery at the Yale School of Architecture in New Haven.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:35:28 +0000 Ed Wierzbicki 15012 at http://wnpr.org Imaginative Worlds by Ming Cho Lee Anti-Smoking Measures Have Saved Millions of Lives http://wnpr.org/post/anti-smoking-measures-have-saved-millions-lives <p>It was 1960 when Winston cigarettes sponsored the popular TV cartoon series, "The Flintstones."&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four years later, <a href="http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/NN/B/B/M/Q/" target="_blank">the U.S. Surgeon General released a groundbreaking report spelling out the harmful effects</a> of smoking,&nbsp;a compilation of the best scientific evidence at the time.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:05:45 +0000 Diane Orson 15132 at http://wnpr.org Anti-Smoking Measures Have Saved Millions of Lives An Asbestos Scandal Reaches Yale; The Mind of a Psychopath http://wnpr.org/post/asbestos-scandal-reaches-yale-mind-psychopath <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This hour, we talk with neuroscientist James Fallon. </span><a href="http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/11/the-neuroscientist-who-discovered-he-was-a-psychopath/" style="line-height: 1.5;">He found something shocking </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">when he was looking at brain scans of serial killers. We’ll talk about his book</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and what his research might tell us about Sandy Hook shooter Adam </span>Lanza<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:42:07 +0000 Catie Talarski, Tucker Ives & John Dankosky 14842 at http://wnpr.org An Asbestos Scandal Reaches Yale; The Mind of a Psychopath Asbestos Victims Ask Yale to Revoke an Honorary Degree http://wnpr.org/post/asbestos-victims-ask-yale-revoke-honorary-degree <p>An Italian organization representing victims of asbestos exposure has asked Yale University to rescind an honorary degree awarded to the owner of the company they once worked for.</p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:03:15 +0000 Diane Orson 14354 at http://wnpr.org Asbestos Victims Ask Yale to Revoke an Honorary Degree New Yale Study Looks at Oxytocin and the Autistic Brain http://wnpr.org/post/new-yale-study-looks-oxytocin-and-autistic-brain <p>A new Yale study offers hope for parents who have children with autism spectrum disorders.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Published in the <em>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</em>, the double-blind, placebo-controlled study consisted of 17 children and adolescents considered to have moderate- to high-functioning autism.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:56:47 +0000 Ray Hardman 13360 at http://wnpr.org New Yale Study Looks at Oxytocin and the Autistic Brain Organ Donation: Providing Life After Death http://wnpr.org/post/organ-donation-providing-life-after-death-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every day, around 80 people receive organ transplants in the U.S. But an average of 18 people die daily due to a shortage of much-needed organs, like kidneys, livers, hearts and lungs, even corneas.</span></p><p>One body donor can impact the lives of more than 50 people.</p><p>This hour, a conversation on organ donation and transplantation. Do you have personal experience with organ donation? Are you a donor or recipient? Why did you choose to be a donor?&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Catie Talarski, John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Heather Brandon & Betsy Kaplan 13106 at http://wnpr.org Organ Donation: Providing Life After Death The Newtown Report: Privacy, Public Information and Mental Health Policy http://wnpr.org/post/newtown-report-privacy-public-information-and-mental-health-policy <p>This week, <a href="http://wnpr.org/post/newtown-report-released">the long-awaited report</a> was released on last year’s shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. On our weekly news roundtable, The Wheelhouse, we discuss the report and <a href="http://wnpr.org/post/judge-orders-release-newtown-911-tapes">other evidence that may soon be released to the public.</a> Also on the day the report came out, we had yet another campus scare, this time at Yale University.</p><p><strong>Note:</strong> During the show, Colin mentioned this <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/two-gunshots/" target="_blank">New York Times story about a death in St. Augustine, FL</a>. That story presents what we see as a compelling reason for the public release of crime scene documents and 911 calls. This story was also the subject of a <a href="http://www.cpbn.org/program/frontline-program-page/episode/frontline-death-st-augustine" target="_blank">PBS Frontline documentary</a>, which you can <a href="http://video.cptv.org/video/2365128108/" target="_blank">watch here via CPTV</a>. - jd</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:00:19 +0000 Tucker Ives, John Dankosky & Catie Talarski 13044 at http://wnpr.org The Newtown Report: Privacy, Public Information and Mental Health Policy Yale Lockdown Lifted; Police Chief Calls Possible Hoax "Malicious" http://wnpr.org/post/yale-lockdown-lifted-police-chief-calls-possible-hoax-malicious <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Police are still searching Yale's campus after an anonymous caller told police that a shooter was coming to campus. But the "shelter in place" order for Yale's Campus has been lifted.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Haven Police Chief Dean </span>Esserman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said he's leaning toward thinking the phone call was a hoax, and he had strong words for the caller, saying it was malicious and purposeful and that the police would find out who is responsible and charge them accordingly.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:14:57 +0000 John Dankosky 12981 at http://wnpr.org Yale Lockdown Lifted; Police Chief Calls Possible Hoax "Malicious" A Marathon Celebration of Proust http://wnpr.org/post/marathon-celebration-proust <p>The Yale University French Department celebrated the 100th anniversary of French writer Marcel Proust's <em>À la recherche du temps perdu</em>, or<em> In Search of Lost Time</em> this weekend in a unique way: a marathon reading of the novel's first volume, known in English as <em>Swann's Way</em>.</p><p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:51:05 +0000 Ray Hardman 12472 at http://wnpr.org A Marathon Celebration of Proust Solving Social Problems Using Public-Interest Design http://wnpr.org/post/solving-social-problems-using-public-interest-design <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Social” or “public-interest” design is working in high-risk neighborhoods all over the country, proving that thoughtful, community-involved design ideas really can address a community’s critical issues and needs.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Architect Bryan Bell says, “Never before have so many of the world’s problems been as accessible to design solutions.” He founded <a href="https://designcorps.org/">Design Corps</a>, where he trains architects to use their skills to address social problems.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Catie Talarski, Tucker Ives & John Dankosky 10684 at http://wnpr.org Solving Social Problems Using Public-Interest Design Alexei Navalny Faces New Indictment http://wnpr.org/post/alexei-navalny-faces-new-indictment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Russian investigators have charged </span>Alexei<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Navalny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with a new crime. </span>Navalny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a Russian opposition leader with ties to Yale University.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:26:13 +0000 Diane Orson 10460 at http://wnpr.org Alexei Navalny Faces New Indictment William Taft's Yale Days Show Humor, Struggle With Obesity http://wnpr.org/post/william-tafts-yale-days-show-humor-struggle-obesity <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">America’s </span>27th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> President, William Howard Taft, has been in the news recently. <a href="http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1748846" target="_blank">New research finds that a diet prescribed for the nation's portliest president</a> looked very similar to today’s low-carb, low-calorie diets. William Howard Taft was a Yale man who weighed 225 pounds when he graduated from college.</span></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:43:52 +0000 Diane Orson 10395 at http://wnpr.org William Taft's Yale Days Show Humor, Struggle With Obesity Trick or Treat: Battling Childhood Obesity http://wnpr.org/post/trick-or-treat-battling-childhood-obesity <div>It’s Halloween. Do you know what your kids are eating? Is this one of the few days of the year where maybe it’s okay for kids to have a little bit of candy, or are you one of those parents who skips the treats altogether and hands out toys or toothbrushes instead?!</div><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:31:45 +0000 Catie Talarski, Tucker Ives & John Dankosky 10457 at http://wnpr.org Trick or Treat: Battling Childhood Obesity Organ Donation: Providing Life After Death http://wnpr.org/post/organ-donation-providing-life-after-death <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every day, around 80 people receive organ transplants in the U.S. But an average of 18 people die daily due to a shortage of much-needed organs, like kidneys, livers, hearts and lungs, even corneas.</span></p><p>One body donor can impact the lives of more than 50 people.</p><p>This hour, a conversation on organ donation and transplantation. Do you have personal experience with organ donation? Are you a donor or recipient? Why did you choose to be a donor?&nbsp;</p><p><strong>GUESTS:&nbsp;</strong></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:03:58 +0000 Catie Talarski, Tucker Ives, Heather Brandon, Betsy Kaplan & John Dankosky 4101 at http://wnpr.org Organ Donation: Providing Life After Death Yale's Shiller Shares Nobel Economics Prize http://wnpr.org/post/yales-shiller-shares-nobel-economics-prize <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">Americans Robert&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Shiller,&nbsp;</span>Eugene Fama, and Lars Peter Hansen have won the<a href="http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economic-sciences/laureates/2013/press.html" target="_blank"> Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.</a></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:17:36 +0000 John Dankosky 9500 at http://wnpr.org Yale's Shiller Shares Nobel Economics Prize Ehrlich and Simon: Gambling on the Environment http://wnpr.org/post/ehrlich-and-simon-gambling-environment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Biologist Paul Ehrlich became famous in the </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with his book <em>The Population Bomb</em>, which <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/jul/16/humanconsumption">outlined a doomsday scenario</a> in which the world&rsquo;s supply of food and resources couldn&#39;t keep up with overpopulation.</span></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:44:03 +0000 Catie Talarski, Tucker Ives & John Dankosky 7926 at http://wnpr.org Ehrlich and Simon: Gambling on the Environment Yale Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine http://wnpr.org/post/yale-professor-wins-nobel-prize-medicine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There is a brand-new Nobel Laureate in the Nutmeg State.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yale University professor James </span>Rothman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is one of three researchers to win the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:06:27 +0000 Tucker Ives 7920 at http://wnpr.org Yale Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine Hillary Clinton Visits Yale http://wnpr.org/post/hillary-clinton-visits-yale <p>Hillary Rodham Clinton was in Connecticut this weekend to accept an award from her alma mater, Yale Law School. It was part of the school&rsquo;s Alumni Weekend.</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:50:54 +0000 Diane Orson 7924 at http://wnpr.org Hillary Clinton Visits Yale Hillary Clinton Dominates in Q-Poll http://wnpr.org/post/hillary-clinton-dominates-q-poll <p>A Quinnipiac University <a href="http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=1959" target="_blank">national poll released Wednesday morning</a> finds former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton far ahead in early maneuvering for the 2016 presidential race.</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:34:57 +0000 Diane Orson 6135 at http://wnpr.org Hillary Clinton Dominates in Q-Poll New Laws Begin; Yale Drops Charges; Metro-North Meltdown Continues http://wnpr.org/post/new-laws-begin-yale-drops-charges-metro-north-meltdown-continues <p>You may have noticed that the federal government shut down today. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid <a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/story/2013/10/01/federal-government-shuts-down" target="_blank">called this a &quot;sad day for America.&quot;</a>&nbsp;But it&#39;s not keeping Connecticut down. Today, the state&#39;s new health care exchange takes its first spin around the Internet (if on slightly unstable web-wheels), and -- you know you&#39;ve been waiting for this -- a bunch of new laws go into effect. Maybe you forgot just how good October 1 would be to you. That and more in today&#39;s Wheelhouse Digest.</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:56:30 +0000 Heather Brandon 5888 at http://wnpr.org New Laws Begin; Yale Drops Charges; Metro-North Meltdown Continues