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Physics Graduate to Head National Lab

March 1, 2017

Stuart Henderson (PhD 1991, Physics) has been appointed director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia. Currently serving as director of the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade... read more

College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper '34 PhD

February 11, 2017

Grace Murray Hopper '34 PhD - Yale Residential College Namesake February 11, 2017 Yale has renamed Calhoun College for Grace Murray Hopper, 1934 GSAS Mathematics PhD, computer pioneer and public servant.  Today Yale President Peter Salovey... read more

Alumna Wins Marraro Prize from MLA

February 10, 2017

The Modern Language Association has awarded Marilyn Migiel (PhD 1981, Italian Language and Literature) the Howard R. Marraro Prize for her most recent book, The Ethical Dimension of the Decameron (University of Toronto Press, 2015). Migiel is... read more

New Home for the McDougal Center

February 10, 2017

The McDougal Graduate Student Center is moving to the top floor of 135 Prospect Street this summer, in advance of the closing of HGS for renovations. This light-filled venue will have a comfortable lounge, offices for Student Life staff and... read more

Small World, Isn’t It?

February 10, 2017

Walter Bircher (Engineering and Applied Science) was selected to receive a Lester C. Lichty Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering for 2016-17. When his mother, Mary Bircher, saw the letter from Dean Cooley congratulating him on the award, she was... read more

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

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