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Yale University



About Us

Yale University is not only an internationally renowned academic institution, but also a catalyst in the growth and revitalization of New Haven's economy. The University's faculty and staff number 10,500, making it the largest employer in the city. Yale's spending on payroll and benefits, and its purchasing of goods, translate into a direct economic impact of more than $1 billion a year in Connecticut. The University collaborates with city, state, and business leaders to forge new partnerships, hoping to transform New Haven into a better place to live, work, learn, and play. Consequently, the ''town-gown'' relationship has never been stronger. Yale has pledged $1 Billion towards capital improvements in scientific research - $500M each to the School of Medicine and Faculty of Arts & Sciences. The Environmental Science Center, which officially opened October 2001, is the first of five new buildings. Construction of new buildings is underway for Chemistry, Engineering, Forestry & Environmental studies, and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. As part of this initiative, Yale is also investing over $200M in the Yale Center for Genomics and Proteomics, and over $23M for faculty recruitment and program development in these areas. Yales Center of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) program, which is led by Michael Snyder, was created from a 5-year, $15M federal grant. Only three such grants were awarded by the government. The advent of 2002 heralded the Yale Faculty of Engineerings 150th Anniversary, which was highlighted by notable events. Jerry M. Woodall became the