YaleNews Book: Gather Out of Star-Dust 2017-02-27T21:32:00.000000Z YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email. Panel explores history of abstract art by African Americans 2017-02-27T20:19:00.000000Z A panel discussion titled “Abstract Politics: A Conversation on the History of Exhibiting and Collecting Abstract Art” will take place at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 6 at the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. Yale winners at the Oscars 2017-02-27T17:24:00.000000Z Two Yale alumni walked away with “Best of” Oscars at the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony held Feb. 26 in Los Angeles. Common bacterium may help control disease-bearing mosquitoes 2017-02-27T16:05:00.000000Z Genes from a common bacterium can be harnessed to sterilize male insects, a tool that can potentially control populations of both disease-bearing mosquitoes and agricultural pests, researchers at Yale University and Vanderbilt University report in related studies published Feb. 27 in two Nature jour... Genetic risk of autism spectrum disorder linked to evolutionary brain benefit 2017-02-27T14:05:00.000000Z Genetic variants linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may have been positively selected during human evolution because they also contribute to enhanced cognition, a new Yale study suggests. Making college affordable for all was focus of ATI Presidential Roundtable 2017-02-24T20:44:00.000000Z How do colleges and universities make themselves more accessible to high-achieving, lower- to moderate-income students while also ensuring the students’ success once they’re enrolled? Yale President Peter Salovey joined former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a growing coalition of college and u... February on the MacMillan Report 2017-02-24T20:16:00.000000Z Rapid urbanization in Saigon and prehistoric projectile hunting weapons were two of the topics explored in February on “The MacMillan Report,” a one-on-one interview show presented by Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. There were also talks about ho... Q&A: Award-winning urban ethnographer Elijah Anderson on illuminating issues that affect the world 2017-02-24T16:25:00.000000Z Yale sociology professor and renowned urban ethnographer Elijah Anderson was recently honored with the Eastern Sociological Society’s Merit Award for his “outstanding contributions to the discipline, the profession, and the Eastern Sociological Society.” Do political beliefs affect online dating? Q&A with political scientist Gregory Huber 2017-02-24T15:48:00.000000Z It is a truism that politics makes for strange bedfellows, but there is evidence that it also makes for normal bedfellows. Celebrating the history of Gibbs Lab and the future of science at Yale 2017-02-23T20:25:00.000000Z Yale saluted its scientific legacy and looked ahead to a new era of research and discovery during a Feb. 21 ceremony to mark the demolition of J.W. Gibbs Laboratories on Science Hill.