Special edition of health journal focuses on the early child development promise for peace
Faculty members at the Yale Child Study Center announce the publication of their special issue in journal, New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (NDCAD). This Spring 2018 issue focuses on the potential of early child development programs as a viable path to peace in the context of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Global Leaders Meet At The United Nations To Discuss How To End Violence Against Children
Swedish and Italian missions to the UN and The World Childhood Foundation USA convened a high-level meeting to promote, develop and implement solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for children. Yale Professor, James F. Leckman, and other global notables led a discussion about the power of multi-stakeholder partnerships to spur the development of scalable solutions to improve child survival and promote child well-being and protection.Source: PR Newswire
Surge in single-use PPE feeds "toxic" pandemic waste crisis
The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic produced millions of articles of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE). Without proper disposal, many items end up in traditional waste streams or dumped in the open. Reusable PPE, Dr. Jodi Sherman notes, may provide a solution.Source: Financial Times
Yale Students Win Big-$25,000-With Entrepreneurial Ideas to Address Health, Educational Problems
Yale students from across campus flooded the annual Startup Yale competition, presenting a variety of entrepreneurial approaches to problems in health care and education and vying for $125,000 in prizes and the chance to turn their ideas into reality.
Zagster bike-share program up and running
Yale’s Zagster bike share program now has 10 locations around campus and this summer Yale Transportation Options will relocate two “pods” of Zagster bikes to 333 Cedar Street and Kline Geology Laboratory. The yearly membership fee is $30. Members who attend a bike safety class receive a $20 refund and complimentary bicycle helmet. The bicycles have adjustable seats, a basket, front and rear lights, and a U-lock. For more information visit http://to.yale.edu/yale-bikeshare.
Brady lab project achieves LEED Platinum Certiﬁcation for green renovation
Yale has taken sustainable design and construction of laboratory spaces to a new level. The recent renovation of Brady Memorial Laboratory’s third floor (Brady 3) of the Yale School of Medicine incorporated so many green features that it received the highest possible certification level – Platinum – by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI) rating system.