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Student Startup Saphlux Receives $1 Million in Funding

March 13th, 2015

Saphlux, Inc., founded by Chen Chen ’16 and Professor Jung Han, seeks to build a more efficient, less expensive LED lighting chip.

Daniel Weiss ’85 Named President of Metropolitan Museum of Art

March 11th, 2015

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has named Daniel Weiss ’85, currently the president of Haverford College, as its new president, the museum announced on March 10.

At the Yale Philanthropy Conference, A Focus on the ‘Virtuous Cycle’ of Innovation

March 11th, 2015

The 10th Yale Philanthropy Conference, held at Yale SOM’s Edward P. Evans Hall on February 13, focused on what the student organizers called a “virtuous cycle” for philanthropic organizations: reflection on past efforts, leading to innovation and then to an impact on the world—which, in turn, prompts another round of reflection.

Dan Weiss '85 Named New President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

March 11th, 2015

The presidency of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a fund-raising and administrative position that does not require a background in art. But in choosing Daniel H.

Can Employee Engagement Really Boost Sales? A New Study May Have the Answer

March 10th, 2015

“Happy employees are productive employees.” Sounds like a phrase from a cheesy motivational poster, right? And yes, studies have shown this to be true in a general sense. But how about the hard numbers? Can employee engagement really translate to higher sales figures?

Curtis Chin '90 Named Asia Center Fellow at the Milken Institute

March 9th, 2015

Mike Klowden, CEO of the Milken Institute, today announced the appointment of former U.S. Ambassador Curtis S.

How the cost of a drug impacts the placebo effect

March 5th, 2015

The placebo effect has always been a bit of a mystery to science. Give patients a pill filled with sugar or in an injection of saline but tell them it's medicine, and a percentage of them will report feeling better.

Meagen Eisenberg '04 Joins MongoDB as Chief Marketing Officer

March 5th, 2015

MongoDB today announced that it has appointed Meagen Eisenberg '04 as chief marketing officer.

Are Elections Imperiling Our Democracy?

March 5th, 2015

There is a paradox at the heart of the American electoral system. The 2014 general election was the most costly midterm vote in United States history.

Nick Hardigg '99 Named Executive Director of the Audubon Society of Portland

March 5th, 2015

After an extensive nationwide search, Nick Hardigg '99 has been appointed as the next executive director of the Audubon Society of Portland. He will begin in his new role March 23.