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City Unseen: New Visions of an Urban Planet

September 18, 2018

Karen C. Seto and Meredith Reba (Yale University Press)

We are predisposed to forgive, new research suggests

September 17, 2018

“The human mind is built for maintaining social relationships, even when partners sometimes behave badly,” says Yale researcher Molly Crockett.

Yale-Smithsonian internships offer exciting research opportunities

September 14, 2018

The new internships are part of a wider partnership between Yale and the Smithsonian meant to prepare future generations of researchers and scholars.

The threat of tribalism

September 13, 2018

Americans on both the left and right have come to view the Constitution as a cudgel with which to attack their enemies.

The violence at the heart of our politics

September 10, 2018

In Congress before the Civil War, partisan disagreement often featured Bowie knives and pistols.

Yale expands teaching and research on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

September 10, 2018

Douglas Rogers will serve as the inaugural faculty director of the Yale MacMillan Center’s Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

‘Path-breaking work’ adapted 19th-century trade theory to modern day

September 10, 2018

By reapplying the classical work of David Ricardo, Yale’s Samuel Kortum and his collaborator Jonathan Eaton have revolutionized 21st-century economics.

SOM Insights: Labor economist Barbara Biasi on teacher pay

September 5, 2018

SOM professor Barbara Biasi, whose work focuses on education, discusses recent teacher strikes and the wider implications of how we compensate teachers.

At first meeting, people like you more than you think

September 4, 2018

The so-called “liking gap” can hinder our ability to develop new relationships, according to a new study by Yale psychologists.

Y-RISE initiative enlists faculty expertise in fight against poverty

August 31, 2018

The new program is designed to answer questions of how best to scale up promising anti-poverty programs so that they can benefit the greatest number of people.