Yale University http://wnpr.org en Yale University Hosts First-Ever New Haven-Centric Documentary Film Festival http://wnpr.org/post/yale-university-hosts-first-ever-new-haven-centric-documentary-film-festival <p>A quartet of New Haven filmmakers have organized a documentary film festival this Sunday at Yale University.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:01:33 +0000 Ray Hardman 24328 at http://wnpr.org Yale University Hosts First-Ever New Haven-Centric Documentary Film Festival Crackdown on Hospital Infections; Marijuana Symposium Held http://wnpr.org/post/crackdown-hospital-infections-marijuana-symposium-held <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/c-QutJNvseQ" width="560"></iframe></p><p>A federal crackdown on hospital-acquired infections and injuries is underway. Bridgeport Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Yale-New Haven and Danbury Hospital could all be facing fines. Danbury received the worst ranking in the state according to an analysis by non-profit news service Kaiser Health News. Those performing the poorest on key patient safety measures would lose a percent of every Medicare payment for a year starting in October.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:39:52 +0000 Teri McCready 24260 at http://wnpr.org The Nose Is Live From the Yale Writers' Conference http://wnpr.org/post/nose-live-yale-writers-conference <p></p><p>Jeff VanderMeer is one of the hottest writers in the science fiction and fantasy genre. MG Lord is a humorist and recovering political cartoonist who has written books about Elizabeth Taylor and Barbie. Louis Bayard writes historical fiction who specializes in detective novels, but his new book features Teddy Roosevelt stalking a mysterious beast through the Amazon. That's the river and jungle, not the book dealer. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:41:48 +0000 Chion Wolf, Betsy Kaplan & Colin McEnroe 23985 at http://wnpr.org The Nose Is Live From the Yale Writers' Conference Yale Architects Help Build First Peace Park in the Middle East http://wnpr.org/post/yale-architects-help-build-first-peace-park-middle-east <p>A team of Yale Architects is lending their expertise to the first ever peace park in the Middle East.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:54:00 +0000 Ray Hardman 23607 at http://wnpr.org Yale Architects Help Build First Peace Park in the Middle East Governor Signs Revitalization Legislation; Foley Criticizes Gun Control Bill http://wnpr.org/post/governor-signs-revitalization-legislation-foley-criticizes-gun-control-bill <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3GIqSfLspWk" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Governor Dannel Malloy was joined today by Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary and other state and local officials for a bill signing ceremony. The legislation implements a series of improvements to the state’s brownfield programs.</p><p><strong>Gubernatorial Candidate Critical of State Gun Legislation</strong></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:37:30 +0000 Teri McCready 23598 at http://wnpr.org Exploring Why the Highly-Educated Don't Smoke http://wnpr.org/post/exploring-why-highly-educated-dont-smoke <p>Adults with college degrees are much less likely to smoke than the rest of the population. A new <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X14001057">Yale University study</a> searches for the reasons why. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 14:55:02 +0000 Ray Hardman 22570 at http://wnpr.org Exploring Why the Highly-Educated Don't Smoke John Kerry Delivers Class Day Address at Yale http://wnpr.org/post/john-kerry-delivers-class-day-address-yale <p>Secretary of State John Kerry was in New Haven Sunday to address Yale University graduates. Kerry delivered the Class Day lecture.</p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 14:42:40 +0000 Diane Orson 22079 at http://wnpr.org John Kerry Delivers Class Day Address at Yale Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner to Speak at Yale http://wnpr.org/post/former-us-treasury-secretary-geithner-speak-yale <p>Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will give a lecture series at Yale this fall, based on his experiences during the financial crash.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 15:50:01 +0000 Harriet Jones 21491 at http://wnpr.org Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner to Speak at Yale Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work http://wnpr.org/post/poll-prestigious-colleges-wont-make-you-happier-life-or-work There's plenty of anxiety in the U.S. over getting into a top college. But a <a href="http://www.gallup.com/strategicconsulting/en-us/education.aspx">new Gallup poll</a> suggests that, later in life, it doesn't matter nearly as much as we think. Tue, 06 May 2014 10:03:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 21365 at http://wnpr.org Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work What Do Yale Grad Students Want? A Union http://wnpr.org/post/what-do-yale-grad-students-want-union Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>From NPR West in Culver City, California it's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Arun Rath. Hundreds of graduate assistants at Yale University say they want to be allowed to decide whether to unionize. Grad students at two nearby universities recently formed unions after two very different types of organizing campaigns. One sailed by in a matter of weeks. The other took many years.<p>Diane Orson of member station WNPR reports from New Haven.<p>DIANE ORSON, BYLINE: Standing in the soaking rain outside Woodbridge Hall on Yale's campus, Ph.D. Sun, 04 May 2014 22:19:00 +0000 Diane Orson 21293 at http://wnpr.org Budget Surplus Collapsing; Yale Grad Assistants Call for Process in Unionization http://wnpr.org/post/budget-surplus-collapsing-yale-grad-assistants-call-process-unionization <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/E7gdv8FeoKI" width="560"></iframe></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:43:34 +0000 Teri McCready 21119 at http://wnpr.org Yale Graduate Assistants Call For Process to Decide On Unionization http://wnpr.org/post/yale-graduate-assistants-call-process-decide-unionization <p>More than 1,000 graduate assistants at Yale University are calling for a process to decide on unionization.</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 13:50:00 +0000 Diane Orson 21093 at http://wnpr.org Yale Graduate Assistants Call For Process to Decide On Unionization Lawsuit Filed Against VA On Behalf of Military Sexual Trauma Survivors http://wnpr.org/post/lawsuit-filed-against-va-behalf-military-sexual-trauma-survivors <p>Veterans' advocacy groups are suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging the VA discriminates against veterans who file PTSD disability claims based on being raped, assaulted, or sexually harassed while in the military.</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 12:27:42 +0000 Lucy Nalpathanchil 21079 at http://wnpr.org Lawsuit Filed Against VA On Behalf of Military Sexual Trauma Survivors 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 14:00:00 +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 14:00:00 +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