News Releases

March 20, 2017

End-of-life planning talks often fail to communicate goals

Too few older adults plan ahead for end-of-life medical decisions. Even when they do identify a loved one to make decisions for them, their preferences are not always communicated or understood, according to a new study led by a Yale researcher.

March 16, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Yale experts available to discuss the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The following Yale experts are available to offer detailed commentary on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

March 13, 2017

Looking for ‘fingerprints’ at the intersection of weather and climate

Scientists have found the seasonal “fingerprints” of Arctic sea ice, El Nino, and other climate phenomena in a new study that probes the global interactions between weather and climate.

March 8, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Yale experts available to discuss American Health Care Act

The following three Yale experts on health, management, and social policy are available to offer detailed commentary on the American Health Care Act, the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act.

March 8, 2017

Combo of pot and booze is a real GPA downer, study shows

College students who use large amounts of marijuana and alcohol might be high, but their grades are not, a new study shows.

March 6, 2017

Yale University statement on Trump administration immigration policy

Yale supports its international students, faculty, and scholars, who are all valued members of our community and who help make our global university a leader in scholarship and innovation.

March 6, 2017

Scientists can measure criminal intent — at least in the moment

A new neuroimaging study suggests it is possible to measure the subtle variations in intent that matter to law — at least while a crime is being committed. Brain activity reveals whether people know they are committing a crime or are merely being reckless, according to research published the week of March 6 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

March 6, 2017

Introducing DS2 — the future of data science at Yale

Yale University today announces a major expansion in teaching and research in data science. The rapidly increasing availability of data and tools for its analysis have led to an explosion of new insights that are transforming our understanding of everything from human behavior to the structure of the universe.

March 6, 2017

Baseball’s Theo Epstein to be Yale’s 2017 Class Day speaker

Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball and former general manager of the Red Sox, will be this year’s Class Day speaker on Sunday, May 21, during Commencement weekend.

March 1, 2017

Ketamine eases severe depression, but questions of dosage, duration remain

Recent studies have confirmed observations made by Yale clinicians decades ago — the anesthetic ketamine provides rapid and robust relief to those suffering from the most severe forms of depression. However, there is also limited research to advise doctors on best doses and length of ketamine treatment, which patients will most benefit from treatment, and whether ketamine can provide long-lasting relief for depression without dangerous side effects, according to a report published March 1.