Culture, education, and law

Outrage amplified
…. a recent Yale study shows a less savory aspect of those “likes” and “shares”: their capacity to amplify expressions of moral outrage.

Don’t argue. Just talk data.
Trying to get your recalcitrant cousin to change his mind about an issue dear to your heart may feel like rolling a boulder uphill. But….

Want to be credible? Admit your mistakes.
The next time you want someone to trust your opinion, consider telling them about a previous misstep.

How to get people to believe facts
As far back as the 1950s, tobacco companies knew full well that research had linked their products to diseases that sickened and killed their customers. The industry’s response: deny and discredit the real science, and peddle alternative facts…

Delivering the American Dream
On a warm June Saturday, gathered on the grounds of the Bronx Zoo, 64 graduates of The American Dream School (ADS) received their high school diplomas. Resplendent in their white gowns and gold sashes, the students were cheered in English and Spanish….

 The results are beautiful
…mathematicians, like artists, are driven by imagination….

 Way beyond pizza
Once upon a time, New Haven’s claims to culinary fame centered mostly around its pizza and its rumored status as the birthplace of the hamburger. Today, the city is a certifiable food mecca.

Celebrating Poland’s Jewish history
“Who could have predicted,” Lisa Kassow says, “that 70 years after the virtual destruction of Polish Jewry, we would see this day in Poland?”

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Why the liberal arts matter
Research shows strong support for both the inherent and the practical value of a liberal arts education among not only liberal arts graduates, but among employers nationwide.

Gender balance makes better STEM
Addressing factors that keep women out of certain STEM fields is not a matter simply of fairness. The gendering of science and technology as “male” affects research itself….

Desire for family, not career goals, drives egg freezing
She is a media trope: the hard-driving career woman who realizes that her biological clock is on the verge of winding down….But, according to a recent study…the primary impetus behind the decision to freeze one’s eggs is quite different.

Buddhist nuns create mandala
On a cloudy, mild Saturday afternoon in mid-October, anyone walking near the Charter Oak landing at the Connecticut River would have seen the unusual sight of a contingent of six Tibetan Buddhist nuns in full ritual regalia.

New life at an old library
On one of the busiest streets in downtown New Haven, nestled between a tattoo parlor and a vintage clothing emporium, the narrow entrance to the Institute Library is easy for a passerby to miss.

Jewish life at Trinity College
Trinity has long been a welcoming institution for Jewish students – one of the few at the time of its founding in 1823 that did not discriminate on the basis of religion, a commitment made in the College charter.

Women artists and the “higher bar”?
Although over 50 percent of artists working today are women, female artists get fewer solo shows, are underrepresented in permanent museum collections, and are much less frequently cited in books.

Secrecy shattered
The questions have become even more complex and problematic over the past several years.

Words that wound
….few among us have not witnessed a bully at work, using the tools of the trade: the taunt, the rumor, the threat, and the fist.