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Alumna and Nobel Prize Winner Write Guide to Healthy Aging

January 23, 2017

Culminating ten years of collaborative research, Elissa Epel (PhD 1999, Psychology) and Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn published a book in early January: The Telomere Effect (Hachette, 2017). It has been on the New York Times Best Seller List... read more

Alumna to Head Vassar College

January 23, 2017

Elizabeth (Betsy) Bradley (PhD 1996, Public Health), the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy at Yale and faculty director of the Global Health Leadership Institute, has been named the next president of Vassar College. Bradley is also... read more

Analyzing the “Idiosyncratic” Music of Prokofiev

January 23, 2017

Rebecca Perry (Music) won the 2016 Arthur J. Komar Award from Music Theory Midwest for her presentation, “Between the Signposts: Thematic Interpolation and Structural Defamiliarization in Prokofiev’s Sonata Process.” Music Theory Midwest is a... read more

Digging into Ancient History

January 23, 2017

In northern Israel, scholars from many disciplines and countries work side by side to survey, excavate, and attempt to understand how people have lived ever since the Stone Age. One of those researchers is fourth-year graduate student Nicholas... read more

Studying Environmental History in the Ottoman Empire

January 23, 2017

Camille Cole (History) published an article this fall in the Journal of Social History titled “Precarious Empires: A Social and Environmental History of Steam Navigation on the Tigris.” (http://jsh.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/04/19/jsh.... read more

Alumnus Named Next Provost at Northwestern

December 14, 2016

Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway (PhD 1995, History), the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies and professor of history and American studies at Yale, will become the provost of Northwestern University on July 1. Holloway... read more

Presenting the Inaugural “Emerging Scholars”

December 14, 2016

Ten graduate students have won Dean’s Emerging Scholars Research Awards (DESRA). The DESRA is a key component of the recently implemented Dean’s Emerging Scholars Initiative, a joint endeavor of the Graduate School and the Provost’s Office designed... read more

Searching for New Antibiotics in Alaskan Soil

December 14, 2016

As growing antibiotic resistance reduces the arsenal of drugs available to combat infectious diseases, the hunt is on for new chemical compounds that can be enlisted in the fight. Graduate student Gabriel Lozano (Molecular, Cellular, and... read more

Which is Better: Empathy or Concern?

December 14, 2016

Matthew R. Jordan (Psychology) and Dorsa Amir (Anthropology) with Paul Bloom, the Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, are co-authors of a paper forthcoming in the journal Emotion that asks, “Are Empathy and Concern Psychologically... read more

Celebrating Outstanding Graduate Teaching Fellows

November 28, 2016

Every year, the Graduate School and Yale College select a small number of Prize Teaching Fellows (PTFs) in recognition of their extraordinary competence, dedication, and enthusiasm in the classroom. PTFs are chosen from among those nominated by... read more

Honoring a Leader in Environmental Conservation

November 28, 2016

The School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences has honored Guillermo Castilleja (MFS, 1983; MPhil 1985; PhD 1991, FES) with its 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. In January 2016, Castilleja became the inaugural senior fellow at the Gordon and... read more

Looking Back at the Cold War in Latin America

November 28, 2016

History graduate students Tim Lorek and Andra Chastain organized “Traveling Technocrats: Experts and Expertise in Latin America’s Long Cold War,” a two-day international conference that convened at Yale in October. http://coldwarexperts.macmillan.... read more

Shakespeare and Racial Identity on Stage

November 28, 2016

Emily Glider (English) is interested in the depiction of race in Shakespeare’s plays. “Working with drama as opposed to other literary media poses unique problems of interpretation, because so much of a play's life is off the page,” she says. “The... read more

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