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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

Kudos: Two New Trudeau Scholars at the Graduate School

April 1, 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

Portrait of Yale’s Pioneering Women PhDs

March 14, 2016

The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the oldest graduate school in North America, was founded in 1847. In 1861, it awarded the first three PhD degrees granted in the United States. Just over thirty years later, in 1892, the Graduate... read more

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