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Here Come the New Graduate Students!

August 23, 2016

The Graduate School will welcome close to 470 new PhD students and 170 new master’s degree candidates at the annual Matriculation ceremony in Sprague Hall on August 25.   Of the 8,371 Ph.D. applicants to the Graduate School this year, 13% were... read more

Artstor Creator Named Senior Fellow at Mellon Foundation

July 5, 2016

James Shulman (BA 1987; PhD 1993, Renaissance Studies) was recently appointed a senior fellow-in-residence at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where he works on topics that include high-impact philanthropy, the future of liberal arts colleges, and... read more

Looking at Dating from a New Perspective

July 5, 2016

Moira Weigel (Comparative Literature) is writing a dissertation on “The Life of Nature in an Age of Celluloid: Animal Media Theory 1889–1951,” advised by Dudley Andrew and Katie Trumpener, but she just published a book on a very different topic:... read more

Two MD/PhD Students Named Soros Fellows

July 5, 2016

Goran Micevic (PhD 2016, Pathology) and Durga Thakral, both enrolled in Yale’s MD/PhD program, were selected to receive Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. The fellowships honor and support the graduate education of 30 new Americans... read more

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

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Yale University's Hall of Graduate Studies, designed by Yale Alumnus James Gamble Rogers in the Collegiate Gothic style, was built.