Yale University

Yale University comprises three major academic components: Yale College (the undergraduate program), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools. In addition, Yale encompasses a wide array of centers and programs, libraries, museums, and administrative support offices. Approximately 11,250 students attend Yale.

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Weather towers like this one in a park in Vienna were a popular way for the 19th-century public to track the influence of weather on their lives. Source: Wikimedia

The 19th-century tumult over climate change – and why it matters today

Climate science in the computer age is the pursuit of elite scientists. A historian of science sees an upside to the popular, participatory approach of studying changes to the climate from the 19th century.
Sen. John McCain pictured at a rally Oct. 15, 2014 in Marietta, Georgia to support Senate candidate David Perdue, who was elected a few weeks later. John Amis/AP Photo

Why McCain and all POWs deserve our profound respect and gratitude

Prisoners of war experience trauma, torture, humiliation and profound loneliness. A trauma psychologist explains how the effects can be lasting – and that Americans' gratitude should also be.
Résistance à l'État et aux canons à eaux sur la ZAD de Notre-Dame-des-Landes, région de Nantes, septembre 2016. LOIC VENANCE / AFP

« Lorsque la révolution devient l’État, elle devient mon ennemie » : entretien avec James C. Scott

« Les mouvements révolutionnaires centralisés finissent toujours par remplacer l’État. Or, si la révolution devient l’État, dans ce cas, elle devient de nouveau mon ennemie ». Entretien avec James Scott.
People protest the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 26, 2018. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Trump travel ban targeting Muslims will not make America safer

Terrorists are wealthy. They're poor. They're Christian. They're atheists. They come from all over. That's why US counterterrorism efforts must be more nuanced than just barring Muslims.
Police use water cannons against a demonstrator, Nantes, western France, on September 15, 2016. LOIC VENANCE / AFP

‘When the revolution becomes the State it becomes my enemy again’: an interview with James C. Scott

In an exclusive interview, Professor James Scott discusses anarchism and State resistance by so-called “powerless” actors. Excerpts for The Conversation France.
A homeless woman sits bundled against the cold in New York City, January 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Not just a place to live: From homelessness to citizenship

Solving homelessness doesn't just mean finding someone a physical home. A program run in New Haven, Connecticut, focuses on helping people see themselves as members of their communities – as citizens.
Panama Canal construction in 1913 showing workers drilling holes for dynamite in bedrock, as they cut through the mountains of the Isthmus. Steam shovels in the background move the rubble to railroad cars. (Everett Historical/Shutterstock)

The Panama Canal’s forgotten casualties

The Panama Canal was a tremendous achievement by the U.S. and a display of their power and abilities. However, the health costs to the mostly Caribbean contract workers was enormous.
Gretchen Carlson at an event Oct. 17, 2017 to promote a book she has written on how harassed women can empower themselves. AP Photo/Andy Krapo

How I discovered a wellspring of sexual harassment complaints

Sexual harassment of women is detrimental not only because of setbacks it causes in the workplace. It also harms women's health. Here's how I discovered how widespread it is.
Rosa and Alan Duarte at a vigil Oct. 2, 2017 in Las Vegas for the victims of the Las Vegas shootings. AP Photo/Gregory Bull

Why restoring morale is important to mental health in difficult times

Terrorism, confusion and fear are leaving many feeling demoralized. While not quite on the level of depression, demoralization is still something to pay attention to. Here are some ways to do that.

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