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Medical school shows a changing face

As the Congress Avenue Building nears completion, a flurry of smaller projects alters the campus scene. Before suburbs lured people from cities and Route 34 drove a wedge through downtown New Haven, the neighborhood surrounding the medical school bustled with businesses, shops and restaurants. In recent years, however, campus buildings have offered a stern face to the outside world, uninviting to those not practicing or studying medicine or seeking medical attention.

Now, as a number of construction projects near completion, the medical school campus is undergoing a major facelift. At the corner of Cedar Street and Congress Avenue, buildings which for years were open only to those bearing a Yale or hospital ID now include two stores catering to the public—the Yale Medical Bookstore and Cappuccino’s & More, a gourmet coffee shop.

“With the opening of the Congress Avenue Building [CAB], the...

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Instrument shop endures as a place for repairs, a catalyst for creativity

Tucked into the basement of the Hope Building at the corner of Congress Avenue and Cedar Street is a warren of well-lit rooms filled with milling machines, table saws, welders and lathes—a place where a scientist in need can go for a centrifuge repair or a part for a pH meter. The Instrument Repair and Design Shop has catered to medical school researchers for more than three decades, building prototype devices for...

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Overcoming jitters of 9/11, Yale celebrates 300 years and a global future

On September 11, when terror struck the nation and America’s mood suddenly turned somber, less than a month remained in...

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Funding the hunt for proteins

Yale scientists have received a $15 million, five-year grant that will fund a search for key regulatory proteins in the...

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Endowment defies slump

While most other university endowments posted double-digit declines as the economy soured in 2000-2001, Yale’s...

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Discovery channel taps YSM

When the breakthrough cancer drug Gleevec made headlines, Yale Cancer Center Director Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D., HS...

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