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How to make meaning in aftermath of Pittsburgh and other violent acts

November 6, 2018

Creating meaning and finding a coherent narrative is often a very positive adaptive psychological response to traumatic events.

‘The Circus’ co-host Alex Wagner to be guest at Branford tea on Nov. 13

November 6, 2018

Alex Wagner, a co-host of Showtime’s “The Circus,” will be the guest at a tea on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m.

Finance experts Andrew Metrick and Janet Yellen to talk economics

November 5, 2018

Yale finance scholar Andrew Metrick ’89 and former Fed chair Janet Yellen ’71 Ph.D. will have a conversation about economics on Nov. 26 at SOM’s Evans Hall.

SOM Insights: How can we make elections work better?

November 5, 2018

Heading into the 2018 midterms, Yale SOM faculty in operations, game theory, finance, and design discuss their best ideas to improve how Americans vote.

What the Constitution really says about birthright citizenship

November 5, 2018

In America, the key issue of constitutional citizenship is based on the law of the soil, not the law of blood. The issue is where one was born, not to whom.

Yale’s Veterans Day events to mark centennial of the end of World War I

November 2, 2018

Yale will commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day with a week of music, ceremony, conversation, and an exhibition Nov. 11-17.

Developing teen brains are vulnerable to anxiety but treatment can help

November 2, 2018

Yale psychologists Paola Odriozola and Dylan Gee discuss the causes and signs of teen anxiety and the best treatment options.

Measuring immigration’s role in U.S. rise as economic power

November 1, 2018

Economists are building a massive dataset to better understand the role immigrants played in growing the U.S. from its rural origins into an economic power.

The old right-wing anti-Semitism is not dead

November 1, 2018

Anti-Semitism is on the rise in the United States in part thanks to the presidency of Donald Trump, argues Maurice Samuels.

Fear of disloyalty drives bias against bicultural immigrants

November 1, 2018

This bias can be offset when minority-group members demonstrate their loyalty to the majority or dominant group, according to new Yale-led research.