YaleNews Yale Club of Dallas event introduces young women to STEM careers 2017-03-28T16:11:00.000000Z Young women in grades 6 to 12 learned about careers in STEM industries from women already working in those fields at “Dallas WEST: Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology,” sponsored by the Yale Club of Dallas and the School of Science and Engineering Magnet at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Cen... Sun’s atmospheric currents may help predict solar storms 2017-03-28T16:07:00.000000Z Scientists have presented the first direct, observational evidence of atmospheric currents — similar to Rossby waves found on Earth — on the sun. The discovery has the potential to help predict solar storms that affect everything from orbiting satellites to telecommunications systems and the energy ... Marathon running may cause short-term kidney injury 2017-03-28T16:00:00.000000Z According to a new Yale-led study, the physical stress of running a marathon can cause short-term kidney injury. Focusing on grains, researchers solve a mystery of rivers’ flow 2017-03-28T15:00:10.000000Z Taking a simpler approach to a complex problem, Yale researchers have an answer for why large grains move more easily than smaller ones when driven by fluid flow along a riverbed — a question that has confounded scientists for decades. Conference explores ‘Grand Strategy and the American Century’ 2017-03-27T19:30:00.000000Z The United States’ involvement in world affairs during the past 100 years, and the global issues it will face in the future is the focus of the conference “Grand Strategy and the American Century: Enduring Trends and Emerging Challenges,” to be held at Yale Thursday-Friday, March 30-31. Yale’s Board of Trustees launching outreach initiatives 2017-03-27T18:24:00.000000Z The new programs aim to help trustees better understand the wide-ranging activities and concerns of all faculty, students, staff, and alumni. Paul Mellon Lectures examine youthful modernists’ influence on art 2017-03-27T17:34:00.000000Z The emergence of the modernist style among youthful connoisseurs of American jazz — and the way it fostered the art of such British artists as Robyn Denny, David Hockney, Pauline Boty, Bridget Riley, and others — will be explored in a five-part Paul Mellon Lecture series March 28-April 12. The role of tiny RNA in genetic diversity 2017-03-27T16:01:00.000000Z All species, from zebrafish to humans, possess a genetically diverse collection of traits that allow them to adapt to changing environments. Yet scientists do not fully understand how organisms reach a state of optimal diversity — just enough variability to respond to environmental risks but not too... Ronald Breaker named Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology 2017-03-27T13:00:09.000000Z Ronald R. Breaker, newly named as a Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, is one of the world’s experts on the diversity and function of RNAs, which are crucial to carrying out a host of life processes. Breaker is best known for his discovery of riboswitches, elements ... Alanna Schepartz appointed Sterling Professor of Chemistry 2017-03-27T12:30:15.000000Z Alanna Schepartz, newly appointed as a Sterling Professor of Chemistry, is known for the creative application of chemical synthesis and principles to understand and control biological recognition and function.