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2008-07-14 06:00:38

By Sandi Kahn Shelton, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 14--If you could wave a magic wand and open your wallet to help solve some of the problems of the world, what kinds of things would you do? This is something that Carol Sirot of Guilford thinks about a lot. Mind you, she doesn't have a magic wand, but she is interested in philanthropy and loves the idea of reaching out to help people around her. "This is something that has sort of taken over my life, as it were," she says with a...

2008-07-11 12:00:18

BRAINTREE, Mass., July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Three major U.S. grocery chains will be launching the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System in their stores in September, marking the first-wave debut of an on-shelf consumer education program that is expected to be operating nationwide by this time next year. The system, developed over a two-year period by a panel of 12 medical and nutrition experts from leading North American universities and health organizations, uses a proprietary algorithmic...

2008-07-08 06:00:30

By Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 8--NEW HAVEN -- Rejection is not something Annabel Osberg has encountered in her 19 years. A prodigy who graduated summa cum laude from California State University at San Bernadino at age 18 after less than three years of study, Osberg followed up that success by gaining admission last year to Yale University's top-ranked graduate program in art. She said she was the youngest ever accepted into the school, one of 22 studying painting...

2008-07-02 21:00:11

By ALLEN THOMAS Pacific Power announced Friday that it is closing the southeast shore of Yale Reservoir to camping and vehicle access beginning Tuesday because of rogue behavior, including arson, fighting and illegal shooting. Included is the area where last week a 25-year-old Vancouver man allegedly fired weapons at the water, causing bullets to ricochet into Beaver Bay campground. A 12-mile unmaintained road known locally as IP Road runs along the southeast side of Yale Reservoir from...

2008-07-01 09:01:11

By Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 1--NEW HAVEN -- Another piece of Yale University's expansion north was celebrated Monday in a groundbreaking ceremony for its Health Services building -- a unique creation on a triangular plot across from the Grove Street Cemetery. The flaring walls and lack of right angles were designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects of Altanta, Ga. and reflect the irregular shape of the historic burial site across the street; the exterior plays...

2008-06-25 21:02:44

By Mark Brackenbury By Alexandra Sanders Special to the Register NEW HAVEN -- Trumpet-carrying Yale University students and crayon- wielding fourth-graders may seem like an unlikely combination, but when they get together, lives are changed. Lincoln-Bassett elementary school recently held an innovative performance in which Yale University music school students put music to a book that the school's two fourth-grade classes wrote. The students worked with Yale graduate and composer Jay...

2008-06-15 18:00:06

By Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register, Conn. Jun. 15--It might accurately be called the "party bus." New friends on the Yale-New Haven Hospital Shoreline shuttle celebrate each other's birthdays with early morning coffee and cheesecake, there is always some treat around the holidays and most greet each other with a joke as they settle down for the trip to work. The 6:20 a.m. ride, which begins in Guilford and makes stops in Branford and East Haven, is attracting more workers as word of...

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2008-05-27 16:03:38

A Yale research team has engineered a system with the potential for making the Internet work more efficiently, in which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) software providers can work cooperatively to deliver data.The way people use the Internet has changed significantly over the past 10 years, making computers seem to run less efficiently and putting strain on the available bandwidth for transmitting data.Since 1998, the percentage of Internet traffic devoted to the...

2008-04-02 03:00:42

By Fitzgerald, Gerard J The first large-scale use of a traditional weapon of mass destruction (chemical, biological, or nuclear) involved the successful deployment of chemical weapons during World War I (1914- 1918). Historians now refer to the Great War as the chemist's war because of the scientific and engineering mobilization efforts by the major belligerents. The development, production, and deployment of war gases such as chlorine, phosgene, and mustard created a new and complex public...

2008-02-14 09:00:24

Steven Hirsch, co-chairman and co-founder of leading adult film studio Vivid Entertainment, plans to tell MBA candidates at the Yale School of Management that Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) need to erect stronger barriers to keep children from accessing adult material. Mr. Hirsch plans to make his request in a lecture he is scheduled to give the graduate business school of the Ivy League university on "Vivid Day" (Saturday, February 16) during the third biennial Sex...