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Yale alumnus funds new cancer hospital

Yale alumnus funds new cancer hospital

Former chair of Playtex provides transformational gift to support comprehensive care facility.

Since his graduation from Yale College in 1954, Joel E. Smilow has made donations to his alma mater that have endowed a head football coach position; the renovation and expansion of the Lapham Field House, now called the Smilow Field Center; and five other coaching positions. He also played a key role in the implementation of his class’ $120 million gift to Yale, the largest class gift in the university’s history. For his fundraising efforts, including stewardship of the university’s “… and for Yale” capital campaign in the 1990s, he received the university’s highest honor, the Yale Medal, in 1993.On October 31, before some 200 guests...

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After hard times, a student-run journal rides high again as an online publication

After hard times, a student-run journal rides high again as an online publication

When Milton C. Winternitz, M.D., dean of the medical school from 1920 to 1935, conceived of the...

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Actress-writer returns to New Haven with a drama about the resilience of the human body

Actress-writer returns to New Haven with a drama about the resilience of the human body

About eight years ago, Asghar Rastegar, M.D., deputy chair of internal medicine and professor of...

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A new Yale initiative promotes health issues as a tool of diplomacy

A new Yale initiative promotes health issues as a tool of diplomacy

In the summer of 2006, Youssra Marjoua experienced, as she puts it, an “aha” moment. Marjoua, a...

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Roundup

Yale joins in HPV vaccine study

The School of Public Health and the Connecticut Department of Public Health are studying the effects of a vaccine...

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Award for Doonesbury cartoonist

The travails of the “Doonesbury” character B.D. as he readjusts to civilian life after losing a leg in Iraq won the...

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