Smartphone apps have been changing the way people track data about their health and fitness. Now a Yale University researcher has developed a smartphone app to gather data for medical research.
Dr. Jadon Webb says the idea began when floaters began interfering with his own vision. "I really came to notice a lot of spots in front of my eyes," said Webb. "A lot of things would look like cobwebs, or lines or shapes, that would move and seem to swim around inside my field of vision."
Yale University has asked federal education officials to lower a fine imposed on the school for under-reporting sex offenses.
The federal Clery Act spells out how colleges and universities nationwide are expected to compile and report crime data – including sex crimes on campus. The U.S. Department of Education began reviewing Yale’s compliance with Clery back in 2004, after a Yale Alumni Magazine article raised questions about the accuracy and completeness of the school’s reports.
In the middle of Yale's gothic campus is a discreet arched building, shaped like a barn. Kroon Hall is one of the world's greenest office buildings. On this Earth week, WNPR's Samaia Hernandez takes us on a tour:
The 50 environmentally-conscious workers at Kroon Hall love this place. How much?
New research finds that abnormalities in an infant’s placenta at birth may signal that the baby is at risk for developing autism. This could help families intervene earlier to improve outcomes for autistic kids.
By the time a child is diagnosed with autism, they’re usually at least three or four years old.
But a new study finds that by examining a newborn’s placenta under a microscope, you can predict whether the child is at risk for developing the disorder.
Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication addressed a crowd that included U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal in a town hall-style meeting on climate change. The event was held on March 27 at Yale.
Yale University has introduced new workshops for students aimed at reducing sexual misconduct and improving the sexual climate on campus. Many sexual misconduct and prevention programs for college students center on decision-making and consent.
But if you’re at the point where there’s a question about consent, then you already have a communication problem, says Yale student Matt Breuer. He’s a Communication and Consent educator at the university. He says Yale’s workshops begin with conversation about sexual pressure.
Yale University announced the winner of its inaugural Windham Campbell literature prizes. The award was established by a gift from the estate of writer Donald Windham and his partner Sandy M. Campbell.
The nine recipients each received $150,000. The fiction winners were James Salter, Zoë Wicomb, and Tom McCarthy.
Naomi Wallace, Stephen Adly Guirgis, and Tarell Alvin McCraney were recognized for their work in drama.
The non-fiction prizes were awarded to Jonny Steinberg, Adina Hoffman, and Jeremy Scahill.
Qualified students in a New Haven engineering and science magnet school will be able to attend the University of New Haven for half price or free, under a program announced on Monday. The goal is to encourage students to pursue serious study in the “STEM” areas of science, technology, engineering and math.
Speaking at Monday’s announcement, UNH President Steven Kaplan said America is lagging behind other developed nations in math and science.
A man credited with galvanizing tens of thousands of people to protest Saturday against suspected parliamentary election fraud in Russia is a Yale University World Fellow. Alexei Navalny was arrested last week.
35-year old political activist Alexei Navalny has used his internet blog to expose corruption in Russia. He coined the phrase “the party of swindlers and thieves” to describe Vladimir Putin’s political party, United Russia. The New York Times describes him as “the man most responsible for the extraordinary burst of anti-government activism” in Russia.
Yale University Press unveiled its online “Stalin Digital Archive” today. The archive contains newly declassified documents, including Stalin’s personal papers, and communications with heads of state during the Great Purges.
Several years ago, Yale University Press director John Donatich traveled to Russia. Men in white lab coats escorted him deep into Stalin’s archive, where he was handed Stalin’s personal copy of Lenin’s book: 'The State and Revolution'.
The International Center for the Study of Machu Picchu and Inca Culture opened yesterday in the city of Cusco, Peru. The event marks the end of a long-running dispute over a collection of antiquities taken from Machu Picchu by Yale explorer Hiram Bingham nearly 100 years ago. It's also the beginning of a collaborative partnership between Yale and the National University of San Antonio Abad del Cusco .
Speaking to reporters in Cusco, Yale researcher Lucy Salazar explained that museum is housed in a historic Inca palace called the Casa Concha.
Doctors may want to think carefully about the language they use when talking with parents about a child’s weight. A new study by Yale University researchers finds that certain words reinforce negative stigma and may undermine important discussions about health.
The Secretary of the U.S. Air Force was in New Haven on Monday. He joined Yale University officials to announce a new Reserve Officer Training Corps unit on campus. Air Force ROTC is the second military detachment to agree to return to Yale this year. The university announced in May that it would also reinstate a Naval ROTC unit.
The government of Peru has presented Yale University’s President with its highest civilian award. The honor was bestowed in recognition of an agreement ending a nearly century-long dispute over ancient artifacts from the Incan site of Machu Picchu.
In a ceremony at the Peruvian Embassy in Washington, DC on Thursday, Yale President Richard Levin was awarded the Order of “The Sun of Peru” in the Grade of “Great Cross”.
A former lab technician was sentenced to 44 years in prison today in the 2009 murder of a Yale University graduate student.
Raymond Clark the Third told the courtroom that he, alone, was responsible for the death of 24-year old Yale pharmacology student Annie Le. Clark pleaded guilty in March to murder and attempted sexual assault.
Le disappeared in September 2009. Her body was discovered five days later behind the wall of a high security, university research building. DNA evidence linked Clark to the crime.
New Haven is home to one of the last remaining membership libraries in North America. The Young Men's Institute Library hired a new executive director in February, and hopes to become the center of community life it was nearly 200 years ago.
Tucked between a vacant storefront and a tattoo parlor in the Young Men's Institute Library in New Haven would be easy to miss. But on a recent Saturday morning, volunteers could be found renovating the unused top two floors of the library.
The Deputy Chief Executive of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange was in New Haven on Tuesday. She spoke about African capital markets at a special Yale University event.
Nicky Newton-King says its important to talk about, in her words, the “elephants in the room." "Things that we don’t talk about that we should talk about if we’re trying to improve and position capital markets on my continent to be really meaningful global players."
Vice President Joe Biden has announced new steps to help colleges and universities fight sexual violence on campus. This comes as federal authorities are investigating whether Yale University has failed to properly respond to complaints of sexual harassment and assault.
Speaking at the University of New Hampshire on Monday, Vice President Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan spelled out the legal obligations of colleges and universities under federal civil rights laws.
Federal authorities are investigating a complaint that Yale University has failed to adequately respond to allegations of on-campus sexual harassment and misconduct. Students describe a “sexually hostile” environment at the school.
Sixteen current and former Yale University students filed the complaint under Title IX, with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
Students, lawyers and activists from across the country gathered at Yale University in New Haven recently for a conference on creative ways to fight for social change. As WNPR's Lauren Takores reports, one panel looked at the link between criminal justice and Native American tribal law.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called on higher education to reinstate the Reserve Officer Training Corps on college campuses. Many elite colleges and universities haven't had ROTC chapters since the late 1960s. But the end of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell could open the door. Most undergraduates at Yale University think its a good idea.
Yale student Katherine Miller says President Obama’s message is clear. The military is becoming more inclusive. And that means she’ll be able to pursue her dream of a career in uniform.