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University College of London (UCL) and its hospitals will partner with Yale and Yale-New Haven Hospital in a new medical research alliance. Announced in October, the initiative will at first focus on joint clinical programs to research and treat heart disease. UCL, a leader in biomedical research, is ranked fourth (just behind Yale) in the latest Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings.


The federal stimulus package has resulted in $36 million worth of grants to Yale researchers, the university said in August. Since February, when the American Recovery and Revitalization Act was passed, 111 grants have come to Yale faculty through the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy.


An Eastern Civilization curriculum? Yale is advising the National University of Singapore (NUS) about developing a liberal arts college there. As in most of the world, universities in Singapore require early undergraduate specialization instead of the broad-based education of elite American institutions. Yale and NUS have had an undergraduate exchange program since 2006.


President Richard Levin’s salary and benefits totaled more than $1 million for the first time in 2007–08, according to the university's most recent tax filing. Levin's $1,179,332 in compensation made him Yale's fourth highest-paid employee, behind investment officers David Swensen ’80PhD and Dean Takahashi ’80, ’83MPPM, and medical school associate dean David Leffell ’77.


Food may soon be more than an extracurricular activity for Yale students. The Yale Sustainable Food Project and the environmental studies and agrarian studies programs are exploring the idea of an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in the study of food.  

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