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A new journey begins for graduate students

August 31, 2017

Students in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences were welcomed to campus on Aug. 24 during a matriculation ceremony and other events. President Peter Salovey and Lynn Cooley, dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, addressed the... read more

Why Choose Yale?

August 28, 2017

Yale is one of the world’s pre-eminent scientific research institutions, with state-of-the-art facilities and top lab teams. From nanotechnology to neuroscience, from pharmacology to physics, from genetics to geology, Yale has the laboratories and... read more

Advancing Quantum Technology in 40 Picoseconds

July 10, 2017

Linran Fan (Engineering and Applied Science) is first author of an article published in Nature Photonics that presents a significant breakthrough in quantum communications and quantum computing. Working in the lab of Hong Tang, the Llewellyn West... read more

Combating Terrorism at the Pentagon and West Point

July 10, 2017

Two Jackson Institute students, Ellen Chapin (Global Affairs) and Will Wright (Global Affairs), are spending the summer making America safer. Both won Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowships in International Relations — a highly competitive award given to... read more

Human Adaptation to Environmental Disaster

July 10, 2017

Luisa Cortesi (Anthropology and Forestry & Environmental Studies) has been awarded a Josephine de Karman fellowship for 2017-18 to complete her dissertation, “Living in Floods: Knowledge(s) and Technologies of Disastrous Waters in North Bihar, ... read more

Studying the Origins of Obesity in Samoa

July 10, 2017

Kendall Arslanian (Anthropology) is spending seven months on the island of Upolu doing fieldwork for her project, “Nutritional and genetic correlates of infant adiposity in Samoa,” with support from a Downs International Health Student Travel ... read more

A Coat of Arms for an Alumna

June 12, 2017

All the schools at Yale have a coat of arms, and now Grace Hopper College has one, too. Formerly called Calhoun, the residential college on Elm Street was renamed in February by a vote of the Yale Corporation in honor of Graduate School alumna... read more

Correcting the Record on an American Genocide

June 12, 2017

Benjamin Madley (BA 1994; PhD 2009, History), associate professor of history and interim chair of American Indian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, has won multiple awards for An American Genocide: The United States and the... read more

Fellowships for Teaching at Community College

June 12, 2017

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with Gateway Community College to give PhD students a way to broaden their classroom skills and enhance their teaching portfolios. The new program, Community... read more

New Face at the Graduate School: Susan Hacking

June 12, 2017

Susan Hacking joined the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in April, taking on a newly-created position: Senior Manager of Communications and Alumni Affairs. In that capacity, she will develop a communications strategy and oversee the school’s... read more

The Unstoppable Cara Polsley

June 12, 2017

One minute she was riding along the highway with her family after wrapping up a successful first year as a graduate student in the Classics Department at Yale. The next minute, the car was rear-ended by a distracted driver, her seat belt snapped,... read more

3-Minute Thesis Competition Videos

June 7, 2017

On April 13, 2017, eleven finalists competed in Yale's first 3-Minute Thesis Competition, which challenged graduate students and postdocs to clearly and engagingly present their research to a diverse panel of judges - in 3 minutes or less!  The... read more

By the Numbers

May 22, 2017

Total degrees conferred by GSAS in May 2017: 670        234      PhD       134      MPhil       128      MS       171      MA          3      MAS Degrees conferred in December 2016: 534 Grand total for Academic Year... read more

Commencement 2017: Gloomy Weather, Festive Spirits

May 22, 2017

Leading the Graduate School’s procession from HGS to Old Campus was bagpipe player Duncan Keller (Geology & Geophysics), wearing his clan Sutherland tartan. After him, in traditional academic regalia, came Dean Lynn Cooley, Associate Deans... read more