April 4, 1986 |
Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale by Dan A. Oren (Yale University: $29.95) The venerable Yale University Press has itself joined a kind of publishing club by presenting this formidably detailed account of the Jewish experience at Yale as if it were a broad social history, which for all its virtues it is not. Back when such specialized books appeared with titles like "Intolerance and Esteem: Two Centuries of Academic Ambivalence," you knew what to expect.
May 28, 2012 |
News briefs can be cruel. Not because of what they say, but because of what they don't. The Boston Globe ran an item Saturday headlined “ Wayland woman dies in Dennis car crash .” It was breaking news, but not unusual. The Globe's metro desk regularly runs tragedies in brief: struck pedestrian, fatal motorcycle accident. This one told of Marina Keegan, 22, who died when the car she was riding in drifted off the road, hit a guardrail, veered back over the road and rolled over at least twice.
January 5, 1999 |
Adolf Seilacher was working his way through an unusual exhibit at the Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Conn., when he stopped in front of something labeled "Shrimp Burrow Jungle." It was a product of science, but there was no scientific name, only the fanciful title and a gracefully textured, upright, 7-foot-by-3-foot cast image of ancient sediments. On display was a tangle of interlocking tunnels left in the sea floor hundreds of millions of years ago by an early form of shrimp.
October 14, 2013 |
The question seems simple, but shedding light on the answer was worth a Nobel Prize for three American economists: How do we know how much an item is worth? Eugene F. Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert J. Shiller of Yale University spent decades working on that problem, separately pioneering two competing views on finance that have strongly influenced the way people save and invest as well as major issues in public policy. Fama, 74, spent a five-decade career in Chicago demonstrating how well free markets can determine the value of stocks, bonds and other assets.
September 15, 2009 |
After the Connecticut medical examiner concluded that a body recovered from a Yale University research lab was that of graduate student Annie Le, friends, colleagues and students who didn't know her tried to come to terms Monday with her brutal death. Le's body was found Sunday, the day she was to marry a Columbia University graduate student. The 24-year-old doctoral student in pharmacology had been missing for five days when police found her remains stuffed behind a wall of a lab where she was doing research with animals.
September 15, 2009 |
Annie Le, whose body was found on the day she planned to wed, was mourned Monday by family members and friends from her hometown in the scenic Sierra Nevada foothills as smart and vibrant, kind and funny. The Yale University graduate student of Vietnamese heritage grew up in a remote, hilly area off a twisting, one-lane gravel road with an aunt and uncle she regarded as parents. Her brother remembered her on Facebook as someone who "left this world doing what she loved." "She may be small, but she be fierce," Chris Le wrote of his 24-year-old sister, who was pursuing a degree in pharmacology.