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Alumni Profiles

Yale-trained Chemist Wins Big on JEOPARDY!

June 11, 2013

Post-doctoral fellow Keith Whitener (PhD 2010, Chemistry), won $100,000 in the JEOPARDY! Tournament of Champions in February and more than $147,000 during the regular season, making him one of the top fifteen winners ever to compete on the show. In... read more

Schuster Honored for Condensed Matter Physics Research

April 10, 2013

David I. Schuster (PhD 2007, Physics), assistant professor of Physics at the University of Chicago, has won the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s William L. McMillan Award for his groundbreaking work in circuit quantum electrodynamics.... read more

Bruce Museum Names Yale Alumna to Deputy Director Post

April 9, 2013

Susan Ball (PhD 1978, History of Art) recently became deputy director of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. The museum is a regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science, and natural history, with more than a dozen... read more

Political Scientist Wins Award from Catalan Government

April 9, 2013

The Catalan government’s Institut d’Estudis Autonomics has awarded Jaime Lluch (JD 1989; PhD 2007, Political Science) the Vilaseca i Marcet book prize for his book, Visions of Sovereignty: Varieties of Minority Nationalism in Multinational... read more

Alumnus Wins First Prize in C. S. Lewis Book Competition

December 10, 2012

C. Stephen Evans (PhD 1974, Philosophy), University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor University, recently won first prize in the C. S. Lewis Book Competition. Awarded by the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and funded by the... read more

Hallem Wins MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant

November 13, 2012

Elissa Hallem (PhD 2005, Neuroscience), assistant professor of microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been awarded one of this year’s twenty-three MacArthur Foundation “genius” grants.... read more

Alumna becomes Provost at the University of Washington

November 12, 2012

(PhD 1984, Psychology), the Earl R. Carlson Professor of Psychology, has become provost and executive vice president of the University of Washington, where she served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2008 to 2011. She joined the... read more

Berman Named to Distinguished Fellowship at Cambridge

November 12, 2012

Bruce Berman (PhD 1974, Political Science), professor emeritus of political studies and history at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, was named the 2012 Smuts Visiting Research Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK.... read more