Penumbra: Interviews/Reports/Opinions

Penumbra is the YCEI Communication Desk’s archive of opinions, reports and interviews. Choose a subject area we have reported on, and a selection of related stories, videos and podcasts will populate the screen.

by Dr. Yehia Kahlil

Japan Moves Forward after Fukushima’s Accident

Sendai Nuclear Station Okayed to Operate – Others May Be Decommissioned

Nearly three and a half years after the Fukushima Daiichi’s nuclear accident, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has...

by Eric Ellman

A national low-carbon investment case competition sponsored by the Yale School of Management in November marks a new first for Yale, and a homecoming for the practice of socially responsible investment.

The Ethical Investor: Universities and Corporate Responsibility, written by...

by Eric Ellman

After a 25-year career in television and film, Paul Lussier ’82, is back at Yale, in the role of his life.

Lussier’s career trajectory – from performer and comparative studies major to Discovery Channel producer and climate change communications activist – has led him to “Climate...

by Eric Ellman

U.S. television network news devoted less than 1% of its coverage to climate change last year[1].  Those numbers will not increase after Sunday’s People’s Climate March coverage. Network television news broadcasts largely...

by Eric Ellman

Damon Wells Professor of Geophysics Ron Smith is spending most of this summer at 40,000’ elevation, flying straight into a phenomenon that controls global weather. For the months of June and July he directs a crew of over 50 people who rotate night shifts aboard an instrument-laden Gulfstream V...

by Eric Ellman

Dan Kahan, director of Yale’s Cultural Cognition Project, challenges us to question why we believe what we believe. In a world that overwhelms us with information, he says, complex topics compel us to rely on experts for opinions in areas where we have neither time nor training to reach our own...

by Eric Ellman

Dr. Harvey Weiss, Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, spent his first ten years at Yale University studying how Tell Leilan, a capitol of the North Mesopotamian Kingdom evolved into an urban center.  He’s spent the subsequent 20 years exploring the hypothesis that abrupt climate change...

Pages