YaleNews For Class Day, Epstein has a message of unity from baseball’s promised land 2017-05-22T10:39:00.000000000-04:00 Baseball’s greatest curse-buster returned to Yale to give the Class of 2017 some advice about making the most out of life’s rain delays. Can better tech improve doctor-patient conversations? A case study with CAT scans in the ER 2017-05-22T10:01:00.000000000-04:00 A Yale-led team of researchers have developed an electronic application tool that puts patients at the center of a decision about an overused medical test: the CAT or CT scan. If it pans out in wider pilot testing, the innovative app could inform the way that health technology tools are developed... Class Day speech by baseball's Theo Epstein 2017-05-21T16:00:00.000000000-04:00 Theo Epstein ’95, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball and former general manager of the Boston Red Sox, was the featured speaker at the 2017 Senior Class Day ceremony on May 21. Read a transcript of his speech. Dean's Baccalaureate readings: 'What is Community?' 2017-05-19T17:06:00.000000000-04:00 In keeping with tradition, Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway presented readings at the 2017 Baccalaureate ceremony, held in Woolsey Hall. Outstanding students honored at Class Day 2017-05-19T16:58:00.000000000-04:00 Thirteen graduating seniors were honored on Class Day with awards for their academic and athletic accomplishments and for their character. ‘Sticky’ particles promise more precise drug delivery for brain cancer 2017-05-19T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 A Yale research team has found that by tinkering with the surface properties of drug-loaded nanoparticles, they can potentially direct these particles to specific cells in the brain. At Bethpage, as at Yale, Nearon to promote equity, inclusion, and access 2017-05-18T16:10:00.000000000-04:00 Michelle Nearon, associate dean for graduate student development and diversity at Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed the first female chair of the board at Bethpage Federal Credit Union in Bethpage, New York. The once-‘impossible’ becomes cause for celebration for student war veteran 2017-05-18T13:58:00.000000000-04:00 When he graduated high school in Rochester, New York more than a decade ago, Adrian Hale watched the class valedictorian give a speech and thought, “That could be me.” Beverly Gage named the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy 2017-05-18T13:57:00.000000000-04:00 Beverly Gage, newly named as the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, is a historian of 20th-century American politics and society. Her appointment will be effective July 1. Yale awards honorary degrees to eight individuals for their achievements 2017-05-18T10:46:00.000000000-04:00 At its 316th Commencement, Yale awarded honorary degrees to eight individuals who have achieved distinction in their respective fields: Marin Alsop, Jessie Little Doe Baird, Cori Bargmann, Irwin Jacobs, John Kerry, John R. Lewis, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and Stevie Wonder.