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Science
3:16 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Astronomers Discover Furthest-Ever Galaxy

The galaxy EGS-zs8-1. It was discovered in images from the Hubble Space Telescope's CANDELS survey.
Credit Image by NASA, ESA, P. Oesch, and I. Momcheva, and the 3D-HST and HUDF09/XDF teams / Yale University News

When you look at distant galaxies through a telescope, you're looking back in time as well as space because it takes light so long to travel that far. So when Yale astronomer Pascal Oesch and his team looked through some of the most powerful and advanced telescopes ever built they were looking back 13 billion years, almost all the way back  to the Big Bang.

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Campus sexual assault
8:56 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter Wants US Colleges To Expel Students Found Guilty Of Rape

Yale President Peter Salovey (on the left) listening to former President Jimmy Carter (on the right). The former president was at Woolsey Hall at Yale University on Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014, to discuss his latest book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power,” published earlier this year.
Credit Courtesy Yale University

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is urging college administrators around the country to expel students found guilty of committing rape on campus.

The former president made the call in a speech at Yale University in New Haven on Tuesday.

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Culture
9:15 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Eight Writers Awarded Prestigous Windham Campbell Literary Prizes At Yale

Left to right: Sam Holcroft, Nadeem Aslam, Noelle Janaczewska, Jim Crace, Kia Corthron, Aminatta Forna, Pankaj Mishra, John Vaillant
Credit Courtesy Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The Windham-Campbell literary festival is going on in New Haven this week. Eight writers from around the globe are being honored, having been surprised with prestigious awards that grant them $150,000 each. Here are the voices of a few of them—John Vaillant, Aminatta Forna, and Nadeem Aslam—speaking about their prizewinning work:

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Three people get new kidneys, new life
2:08 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Six-person kidney chain started at Yale

3-time kidney recipient Ryan DeSilva, 23, with his father and the medical team at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Credit Photo by Sara Karl

Three patients across three different states have new kidneys as a result of a six-person exchange that took place in December.  The transplants happened in  Connecticut, Ohio and Maine, and the results were announced at press conferences in all three states on Thursday.

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