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Alumna Named to National Educational Commission

June 10, 2016

Nancy E. Brune (Ph.D. 2006, Political Science) was appointed recently by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. In that role, she will advise the President and the U.S.... read more

Outstanding Dissertation Award to Astronomy Alumna

June 10, 2016

Adele Plunkett (PhD 2015, Astronomy) has won the Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, given by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and Associated Universities, Inc. The NRAO is a facility of the National Science... read more

Kaufman Presents Latest Research on Original Thinking

May 31, 2016

Scott Barry Kaufman (Ph.D. 2009, Psychology) is interested in what makes people thrive, in general, and in particular, what makes them creative. He teaches “Introduction to Positive Psychology” at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is... read more

Sharmila Majumdar Receives Gold Medal for Her Research

May 31, 2016

Sharmila Majumdar (Ph.D. 1987, Engineering and Applied Science), professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been awarded the 2016 Gold Medal... read more

Students Create Digital Teaching Initiatives

May 31, 2016

The Online Education Committee and Yale Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) awarded Digital Education Innovation (DEI) Grants to ten graduate students to support projects that use digital and/or online platforms as teaching tools. Projects were... read more

Commencement 2016

May 26, 2016

Graduate Mentor Awards Given at Convocation This year, the Graduate Mentor Award selection committee reviewed 177 letters of nomination and chose to honor Professor of Psychology John (Jack) Dovidio, Professor of English Roberta Frank, and... read more

Honoring Outstanding Mentors: Frank, Dovidio, and Osuji

May 16, 2016

Every year, the Graduate School celebrates three faculty members — one each from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences — for their extraordinary mentorship. This year, the award selection committee received 177 letters of nomination... read more

Graduate School Alumnus to Head AYA Board

May 11, 2016

In July, Rahul Prasad (1987 PhD, Engineering & Applied Science) will become the first alumnus of the Graduate School to chair the AYA Board of Governors. In 2002, when Prasad returned to campus to attend his very first GSAA meeting,... read more

Bouchet Conference Brings 200 Participants to Yale

May 6, 2016

“Embedding Diversity in the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Academy” was the theme of the thirteenth Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education in early April. Approximately 200 graduate students from 25 colleges and... read more

Kofi Annan Confers Honorary Degree on Peter French

May 6, 2016

Peter French (PhD 1969, International Relations) was granted an honorary doctorate from the University of Ghana in March for his “half century of service to Africa and service to the University of Ghana in particular.”    Kofi Annan, Chancellor of... read more

One-day Career Workshop for All Current Students

May 4, 2016

The Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA) will host “Where Do I Go from Yale?” on Tuesday, May 17, from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm at the Loria Center, 190 York Street. Graduate School students at all levels and from all departments are warmly... read more

Baserga Wins National Award for Research and Mentoring

April 15, 2016

Susan J. Baserga (BS 1980; MD/PhD 1988, Human Genetics), professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, of Genetics, and of Therapeutic Radiology, is the winner of this year’s American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology William C.... read more

Kudos: Annals of Science Prize-winner

April 15, 2016

Barbara Di Gennaro Splendore (History, History of Science and Medicine) has won the Annals of Science Prize for 2015 for her essay, “Being an Apothecary in 16th Century Bologna: Money, Expertise, and Mercy.” Annals of Science is a British-based,... read more

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The approximate number of Ph.D. degrees awarded each year