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$50 Million Gift for the Humanities at Yale

January 25, 2016

Provost Ben Polak, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tamar Gendler, and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Lynn Cooley wrote to the graduate students on 1/19 to announce a major gift that will make possible a new home for the... read more


January 25, 2016

“Remaking Exceptionalism” Wins Watt Award Ben Zdencanovic (History) has won the Transatlantic Studies Association’s D.C. Watt Prize for best paper by an early career scholar. His winning essay, “Remaking Exceptionalism: Western European Social... read more

New Programs Will Increase Student Diversity

January 25, 2016

As set forth in the Faculty Diversity Initiative announced on November 3, 2015 by President Peter Salovey and Provost Ben Polak, Yale must expand and develop the pool of young scholars who will contribute to the excellence and diversity of future... read more

Two New Trudeau Scholars at the Graduate School

January 25, 2016

Samara Brock (Forestry and Environmental Studies) and Caroline Lieffers (History of Science and Medicine) have won Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation fellowships, Canada’ s most prestigious doctoral awards in the social sciences and humanities.... read more

Alumna argues with SCOTUS on diversity in science education

December 22, 2015

A thought-provoking Op-Ed piece by Jedidah Isler (PhD 2014, Astronomy) was published in The New York Times on December 17. In her essay, “The 'Benefits' of Black Physics Students,” Isler addresses Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s questions: “... read more

Expanding and Diversifying the Faculty

October 13, 2015

“An excellent faculty is a diverse faculty,” says Tamar Gendler, dean of Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Over the last year, Yale added 28 new people to the FAS. “All of the faculty who have been hired are world-class scholars, teachers... read more

GSA News

October 1, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-2016 academic year!  It’s going to be another exciting year here at Yale and in the Graduate Student Assembly, and we’re looking forward to continuing to advocate on behalf of graduate students.  Here’s what we’ve been up to the... read more


September 29, 2015

Engineering Student Wins Fellowship to Study Polymers Yekaterina Rokhlenko (Engineering and Applied Science) has been awarded a three-year fellowship from the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) and the National Institute of Standards and... read more

American Psychological Association Honors Salovey

September 1, 2015

Yale President and former Dean of the Graduate School Peter Salovey (PhD 1986, Psychology) was honored recently with the American Psychological Association’s 2015 Outstanding Contribution Award by a Senior Professional from the Division of Health... read more

What’s New at the Graduate School?

September 1, 2015

Welcome, New Students! The 2015-16 academic year is off and running… The Graduate School welcomed its newest cohort of students on August 27 with a festive Matriculation ceremony in Sprague Hall. Faculty processed into the auditorium in academic... read more

Launching Educational Programs in Africa

July 20, 2015

Wendell Adjetey (History and African American Studies) and Etienne Mashuli (African Studies) have won a highly competitive fellowship from Echoing Green, a global nonprofit organization, to launch the Tujenge Africa Foundation in Burundi. More than... read more


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