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Yale’s Richeson appointed to President’s Council of Advisors

September 22, 2021

Yale psychologist Jennifer Richeson joins a distinguished panel of advisors to the White House on issues related to science, technology, and innovation policy.

Empowering Black girls may help to reduce drug use, YSPH study finds

September 21, 2021

The findings improve our understanding of the indirect effects of oppression on drug use and provide important suggestions for prevention tools.

FAS announces department chairs for 2021–22 academic year

September 21, 2021

The chairs will lead FAS’ 49 departments and programs, which provide instruction to the students of Yale College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Women aren’t promoted because managers underestimate their potential

September 17, 2021

Studying a large retail chain, researchers found that while women were often rated as higher performers than men, they were still seen as having less potential.

Exploring alternative futures

September 16, 2021

SOM’s Paul Bracken, a pioneer of scenario planning, reflects on his career and weighs in on the future of international business, technology, and the military.

The threat of white Christian nationalism explored in new YDS podcast

September 15, 2021

Professor of sociology and religious studies Philip Gorski sheds insight on white Christian nationalism and the changing religious demographics in America.

Study finds Black children most likely to be physically restrained in ED

September 13, 2021

A Yale study co-led by Destiny Tolliver finds Black pediatric patients were 1.8 times more likely to be put under restraint at the emergency department.

Numbers, not narratives, remedy misperceptions of the racial wealth gap

September 13, 2021

The use of data is more effective than personal stories in helping people understand the Black-white wealth gap in the U.S., according to a new Yale study.

Analyzing the costs and benefits of expanding India’s energy infrastructure

September 10, 2021

A study by Yale’s Nicholas Ryan makes a case for increased infrastructure investment in India’s power grid to reduce sellers’ market power and increase value.

When should CEOs speak out?

August 31, 2021

As corporate leaders overcome their hesitancy about wading into divisive social issues, SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld offers guidance about when and how to weigh in.