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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...

2007-04-18 12:00:45

By Paul Clinton STAFF WRITER Ivy League schools flooded with applications have been tightening the screws on the nation's brightest high school seniors, who are finding it harder and harder to gain acceptance to colleges like Harvard, Yale and Princeton. With Ivy acceptance rates dropping, local high-achieving students often turn to California schools, where they say they'll get a satisfying education and stay connected to West Coast culture. Shaun Mansour, a senior at Palos Verdes High...

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2007-03-02 11:12:39

New Haven, Conn. -- Archeologists from Yale and the University of Leicester have identified an ancient solar observatory at Chankillo, Peru as the oldest in the Americas with alignments covering the entire solar year, according to an article in the March 2 issue of Science. Recorded accounts from the 16th century A.D. detail practices of state-regulated sun worship during Inca times, and related social and cosmological beliefs. These speak of towers being used to mark the rising or...


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