by Joshua on 01.19.2012
Friends, I have a confession. For those readers who have kept up with my blog over the past year and a half, you may have noticed a trend. Somehow, one way or another, I always end up talking about at least one of Yale’s libraries.
by Emily on 07.11.2011
Like many of you out there, I eagerly await the release of the last Harry Potter movie this upcoming week. The replica wand I purchased at Harry Potter World in Orlando sits in its box, ready to be brandished at the midnight premiere, as do my handmade (clothes hanger and electrical tape) Potter glasses. But whereas this might represent the end of an era for some, my career in magic has at least three more years coming. You see, at Hogwarts.. errr, Yale... I will be majoring in potions... I mean Chemistry.
by on 12.14.2010
One of my favorite classes this semester was Neurobiology Lab. It was a complementary course to the neurobiology lecture course I was taking, and it was highly recommended on Yale’s course review server. My lab partner Kamran was a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering who was interested in learning some biology for possible robotics applications. I am a math major, so both of us were taking it as a class outside our normal curriculum. This made a fun combination for the semester.
by Elliot on 12.03.2010
Since taking office, two of University President Richard C. Levin's goals have been to expand funding and research opportunities for the sciences and to increase the number of international opportunities and connections for undergraduates. In a stroke of brilliance, the two were combined to create my spring break of my sophomore year, where my ornithology lab got full funding to go on a birding trip in Ecuador, applying everything we had learned about behavior and taxonomy in the classroom to actual field study.
One of my favorite birds from the trip, ensifera ensifera, the sword-billed hummingbird.
This post may be a long one, because I have a lot of cool bird pictures to share, but it's worth it!
by Joshua on 10.28.2010
On a typical Sunday afternoon, I am frequently distracted by the exciting week ahead. Between classes, extracurricular activities, meetings, and dinner dates with friends, it can be difficult to concentrate on my homework! This Sunday, I had a math problem set on polar coordinates to complete and an English research paper on computers and consumerism in the twenty-first century to write.
Over the past two months at Yale, I have done my fair share of exploring.
by Elliot on 10.14.2010
Some people are born knowing what they want to do with their lives. I was lucky enough to not. When I was little, I wanted nothing more than to be the Red Power Ranger. Failing that, my next best bet was a pokemon trainer. While these days my aspirations and goals are (thankfully) a bit loftier, it still took me a long time to settle on a major at college.
I'm here to tell you: “Undecided” is okay.