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October 22, 2014
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A composer, a president, and a dean share in conversation about creativity and expression

While working on a new piece, composer John Adams sometimes has to experience a deep sense of failure before his ideas really start to flow. “You can win every prize in the book … but when you are alone with … Continue reading

August 11, 2013
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Two decades of work at Yale prove emotions matter in the classroom

In August, leaders from more than 50 schools from around the country will gather at Yale to hear a simple but profound message — emotions matter in the classroom. The training session will be the largest ever held by the … Continue reading

November 12, 2012
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Six Facts about Yale’s President-Elect

In the wake of the announcement that Provost Peter Salovey has been named as Yale’s 23rd president (see YaleNews story), here is a look at how he fits in with his presidential predecessors. • He will be the third psychologist … Continue reading

June 10, 2012
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Prize-Winning Mentor Menachem Elimelech Encourages a Life of Balance

When it comes to advising graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, Yale faculty member Menachem Elimelech believes his job isn’t rocket science. “I’m here to help them achieve their goals, and if they are motivated, that is very easy,” says Elimelech, … Continue reading

April 19, 2011
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Coming To A Computer Near You: Google Apps For Education

It’s official. Yale is making the switch from its current email system to Google Apps for Education — a move that is expected to cut costs and free up resources, while expanding the features available to the Yale community. “This … Continue reading