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Art History Alumna Wins MacArthur Fellowship

October 20, 2016

Kellie Jones (PhD 1999, History of Art) has been awarded a 2016 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as a “genius grant.” Jones is an associate professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Institute for Research in African... read more

Documenting Alaskan Native American History

October 20, 2016

Holly Miowak Guise (History) has won two prestigious prizes that will enable her to conduct interviews and consult archives in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and rural Alaska: the 2016 Walter Rundell Award from the Western History Association and a grant... read more

Graduate Student Organizes Exhibition at Yale Law School

October 20, 2016

Christopher Platts (History of Art) is co-curator of an exhibition on view now through December 15 in the Rare Book Exhibition Gallery of the Yale Law Library, 127 Wall Street. “Representing the Law in the Most Serene Republic: Images of Authority... read more

Hooked on Spanish Literature

October 20, 2016

Edwin Stewart Atkins (Spanish & Portuguese) recently published an article in Bulletin of the Comediantes about “ambiguity, bias, and visual deceit” in the Spanish playwright Lope de Vega's 1631 masterpiece El castigo sin venganza (Justice... read more

Madeline Sherlock Wins Top Poster Prize at RNA Conference

October 20, 2016

Madeline Sherlock (MB&B) won the top poster prize at this year’s annual RNA Society meeting in Japan for her work on a molecular “trigger.”  Her research in Ron Breaker’s lab focuses on a genetic switch in bacteria that was first discovered... read more

Conserving Linguistic Diversity

September 27, 2016

Since the 1930s, the Linguistics Department at Yale has worked to document and preserve endangered languages. Spoken by fewer than 10,000 people, these languages are at risk of being lost entirely as native speakers age and younger members of the... read more

Q: Can an Animal Have Five Quarters?

September 27, 2016

A: Yes, if it’s a donkey in “The Illustrious Scullery-Maid,” a novella by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616). Katie (Katherine) Brown (Spanish) has written an article about this playful paradox that will be published in Cervantes: Bulletin of the... read more

Putting Global Studies to Work at the U.S. Treasury

September 14, 2016

Andrew Watrous (Jackson Institute for Global Affairs) spent this past summer in Washington, DC as a Harold W. Rosenthal Fellow in International Relations. He was one of 30 students nationwide selected for the program, which was established in 1977... read more

Aithiopia and Athens: Linking Two Ancient Societies

September 13, 2016

Sarah Derbew (Classics) is spending the semester as a visiting researcher at University College London (UCL), working on “The Metatheater of Blackness: Looking at and through black Africa in ancient Greek literature and art.” In her dissertation,... read more

Preventing Flu in Cancer Patients

September 13, 2016

Andrew Branagan, MD (Investigative Medicine), has won a $100,000 Clinical Scholar Award from the American Society of Hematology, the world's largest professional organization for clinicians and scientists who work on blood diseases. The award will... read more

Prize-winning Dissertation Looks at Bilingual Writers

September 13, 2016

Eugenia Kelbert (PhD 2015, Comparative Literature) has received the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2016 Bernheimer Prize, awarded to an outstanding dissertation in the field. The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) is... read more

Tracking the History of Early Life on Earth

September 13, 2016

Back in the 19th century, Charles Darwin wondered why he could find no fossil evidence of life that predated the Cambrian Period, 541–485.4 million years ago. He understood that life must have evolved in complexity over millions of years, yet the... read more



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