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Marquis Williams (TC ’92) On Rescuing a Bar and Turning It Into Park Slope's Living Room

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David Bergman (’78) on Bringing Sustainable Design to NYC and Beyond

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Donna Minkowitz (’85) on Poetry, Prose and Everything in Between

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Simone Kalmakis (’09) on How Data Can Contribute to a Cure

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September 9, 2019

The Great "Operation Varsity Blues" Scandal of 2019 is still reverberating through the corridors of academe, down school hallways, and around the dinner tables of families of college-bound students everywhere, damaging the prestige of the institutions implicated (which unfortunately included Yale) and casting doubt on selective private universities' claims concerning the fairness of their admissions processes. In the midst of the noise and confusion, Yale.NYC hosted a special panel on May 22, featuring four prominent NYC testing, admissions, and private school specialists, moderated by YC alum Hafeez Lakhani (pictured) of Lakhani Coaching, a private student coaching and college counseling service.

The panelists' presentations, and Q & A period which followed, grappled with many of the same questions and concerns which have been explored in the media in the aftermath of the scandal. The many Yale alumni parents in the audience wondered: Would the fraudulent use o...

March 19, 2019

In late January, Yale University President Peter Salovey and six University professors, including Fellow for Global Affairs John Kerry, attended the world’s most high-powered annual gathering, the World Economic Forum at Davos. Yet one of the key subjects of the Yale contingent’s presentations there involved a matter not particularly associated with Davos or economics or high-powered gatherings of world leaders—namely, happiness.

Neuroscience has gained considerable ground at Yale in recent years as a leading funding priority, and Yale-sponsored research in the field has produced fascinating discoveries about the nature of human happiness—and its opposite. (Hint: Kill your phone.)

At Davos, at Yale Assembly, and at the Yale Explores NYC event last November, Yale Psychology faculty research on well-being and mindfulness (particularly that of Laurie Santos, Hedy Kober, and Molly Crockett, all of whom traveled with Salovey to Davos this year) has featured prominently in Salovey’s showcasing...

November 19, 2018

Craig Crews, Lewis B. Cullman Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Professor of Chemistry; Executive Director, Yale Center for Molecular Discovery gave a talk at the 2018 Yale Assembly titled “Curing Cancer”. He started by discussing the balance that exists in our bodies of synthesizing and later degrading proteins. If one blocks the degradation of certain proteins, mutations in the genome would increase, which can lead to cancer formation. To combat this, physicians have been using drugs that block this protein buildup, like epoxomicin, however, these drugs often have serious side effects that can harm patients.

To better target chemotherapeutic drugs, Professor Crews has been exploring ways to deliver

drugs specifically to the tumor cells. To that end he has designed a carrier that is shaped like a dumbbell: it has two different ends, one that couples to a protein called an E3 Ligase (or ubiquitin ligase) and the other one attaches to a tumor cell. This way, E...