University of New Haven Class Hears Account of Nazis in Russia From Alumnus

03/17/14

University of New Haven Class Hears Account of Nazis in Russia From Alumnus

Walter Wolog, 88, warned students in University of New Haven Professor Daria Kirjanov’s honors class Friday that he could tell stories about his experiences growing up in post-Revolutionary Russia “for 10 hours” if they didn’t stop him. And while many of the students in Kirjanov’s “Stories of Displaced Lives: Russian and Eastern European Memoirs” course took off quickly after the class ended — heading off to spring break — if Wolog had kept talking, they probably would have kept listening. Wolog and his brother were among an estimated 3 million to 5.5 million Ostarbeiter workers (forced labor) who were brought to Germany to work and forced to wear dark blue and white badges with the letters “OST,” the German...

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Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Among Yale Entrepreneurs Changing Public Health

03/04/14

Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Among Yale Entrepreneurs Changing Public Health

Social entrepreneurs from Yale Univeristy are changing the nature of public health, from creating replacement arteries to training the global health leaders of tomorrow.

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Connecticut Science Center: An Educational Experience Happily Disguised as Fun

02/27/14

Connecticut Science Center: An Educational Experience Happily Disguised as Fun

There’s something for everyone. We began our tour at the top. Glass elevators whisked us up to Level 6, where there was a roof garden with a spectacular view of the Connecticut River and a hurricane chamber and a weather station where you can create your own weather forecast and TV broadcast.

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Comer of Yale Named to Presidential Panel on Educational Excellence for African Americans

02/25/14

Comer of Yale Named to Presidential Panel on Educational Excellence for African Americans

Dr. James P. Comer, the Yale University child psychiatrist whose Comer Method has been used in hundreds of schools around the world, recently was named to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

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A Yale Innovation Fund Backs New Antacid Called Tummyzen With $100,000

02/18/14

A Yale Innovation Fund Backs New Antacid Called Tummyzen With $100,000

Over last weekend, a local startup company called Eli Nutrition put a small batch of its new antacid, Tummyzen, up for sale on Amazon. The product is based on research by Dr. John Geibel of the Yale School of Medicine.

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