January 2020 News

Crystal Feimster and Angela Davis
January 17, 2020
Davis, a Civil Rights icon, spoke in front of a capacity crowd at Woolsey Hall on Thursday, Jan. 16.
Owl monkeys are among a small number of mammal species to show genetic monogamy, or real faithfulness, between partners. Yale anthropologist Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, who has studied owl monkeys in Argentina, argues that the study of monogamy among mammals is hampered by poor data and confusing terminology. (Photo credit: E. White/Owl Monkey Project, Formosa-Argentina)
January 17, 2020
Fuzzy terminology, faulty methods, and funky data have plagued recent scholarship on the evolution of monogamy among mammals, claims Eduardo Fernandez-Duque.
Dinosaur scene with falling asteroid
January 16, 2020
Contrary to recent studies, a Yale team has found that volcanic activity did not play a direct role in K-Pg, the extinction event that killed the dinosaurs.
red and blue rock em sock em robots
January 16, 2020
Searching for the roots of political vitriol in America? Look to conflict over prominent policy issues such as gun control, immigration, and access to abortion.
FAS Dean Tamar Gendler stands at the front of a conference room gesturing at a screen that displays a list of the departments of Yale's Faculty of Arts and Science. A group of faculty members are seated around her at conference tables.
January 14, 2020
Nine scholars are joining the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as ladder faculty members in January 2020. They are part of a group of 44 new faculty members who have joined the...
Students in the classroom
January 14, 2020
The Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration receives the grant alongside centers at Brown, Stanford, and UChicago.
Stars in a dark sky
January 13, 2020
Thanks to some astrophysical sleuthing, researchers have pinpointed the 11.5 billion-year-old galactic merger that helped shape our Milky Way.