Yale School of Nursing Disaster Simulation

In June of 2018, students at the Yale School of Nursing (YSN) engaged in a “disaster simulation” in which a tornado had destroyed a grocery store. Filmmakers from Yale’s Office of Public Affairs and Communications created this insightful video which captures both how a simulation is executed, as well as its value in bridging learning from the classroom to clinical settings.

Yale Som: Integrated in Its Curriculum, with Its University, and to the World

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Interview with Laurel Grodman, Director of Admissions for Analytics and Evaluation at Yale SOM

Laurel Grodman, Director of Admissions for Analytics and Evaluation at Yale SOM, shares her perspective on how Yale differentiates itself from its competition and what it takes to be a successful applicant. The school has experienced explosive year-over-year growth in application volume for the last five years. Let’s learn what Laurel sees for the future.

Rethinking Belt-and-Road Debt

Transport trouble: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad criticizes China’s “new colonialism” at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, and Chinese-built railway connects parts of Africa

More than 75 nations participate in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, launched in 2013 to develop trade and connect Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe with ports, roads and railways. But some countries worry about adding to already heavy debt burdens, and some projects have become an issue in local politics. Among the most vocal critics is Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad who has warned about a “new colonialism,” explains veteran journalist Philip Bowring. Mahathir questions infrastructure costs and strategic purposes relating to contentious issues like control over the South China Sea. Many emerging economies can certainly benefit from the infrastructure investment, explains Bowring, but cautious leaders also recognize the value of assessing project purposes and priorities. China, wanting to avoid heavy losses or criticism at home about wasteful spending, has launched a publicity campaign to promote benefits of the Belt and Road Initiative. – YaleGlobal

Yale Ph.D. Student Learns from Nobel Laureates at 2018 Lindau-Nobel Meeting

Every summer, the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting brings together hundreds of young scientists from around the world for a week of exchange and discussion with Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, alternating each year between the fields of physics, physiology and medicine, chemistry, and economic sciences. The meetings aim to create lifelong connections between scientists of different backgrounds, generations, and cultures. This summer, Yale’s own Kayoko Shioda, a Ph.D. student at the School of Public Health, attended the event after being nominated by her home country of Japan. She was one of six-hundred young scientists selected in a competitive application process to meet with the thirty-nine Nobel Laureates in attendance.

https://gsas.yale.edu/news/yale-phd-student-learns-nobel-laureates-2018-lindau-nobel-meeting

Student research: From Yale to Bhutan looking for the rare nest of endangered White-bellied Heron

Indra Acharja in the field in Bhutan.

The White-bellied Heron is a critically endangered heron species found only in Bhutan, Northeast India, and Myanmar. Fewer than 60 confirmed White-bellied Herons exist in the world today. While there are few records of occurrence of the bird from the range countries, nests of this species have remained one of the rarest in history. Before 2000, only two nests had been found which were presumed to be of this bird; one was reported in Darjeeling, India, before 1890 and another in Myanmar, before 1930. With lack of breeding evidence, the bird was assumed to have vanished during late 1900 until a new nest was found in Bhutan in 2003. Since then, two to five active nests have been identified in Bhutan from where two to eight new chicks fledge annually. However, the population has remained critically low and the trend is further declining.

https://macmillan.yale.edu/news/student-research-yale-bhutan-looking-rare-nest-endangered-white-bellied-heron

Yale Club of London: Camp Yale Emeritus – Intra-Ivy Volleyball

The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:

Camp Yale Emeritus  
Intra-Ivy Volleyball
 

Saturday, 22 September 2018
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Marlborough Sports Garden
11-25 Union St, London Bridge
London SE1 1SD

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YCL General Admission: £7.50

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About the Event: 

Continuing off the back of a really successful US Alumni Field Day in August, we are excited to continue the sporting theme with a Camp Yale Emeritus event with a twist!
 
What better way than to see in the Autumn with sand between your toes? Did you know that you can play beach volleyball n the heart of London? Come out to Borough for a friendly afternoon of volleyball and drinks with alumni from Harvard and Columbia! Come to watch, come to play or a combo of both.
 
Ticket price includes court hire and a refreshment.

Registration
Click here to register for this event. 
Questions?
Contact: James Ford