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GSAS Newsletter January 28, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Research and Honors

Black Lives Matter in 18th Century British Art, Too

History of Art students Meredith Gamer and Esther Chadwick (with Cyra Levenson, associate curator of education at the Yale Center for British Art) co-curated “Figures of Empire: Slavery and Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain,” a... » read more

How Refugees Organize – and Don’t – to Help Themselves

According to conservative estimates, close to 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 3 million people have escaped to... » read more

Years of Life Gained from Admission Therapies after a Heart Attack

Emily Bucholz (School of Public Health), an MD/PhD student studying chronic disease epidemiology, won the American Heart Association’s Samuel A. Levine Young Clinical Investigator Award for research she presented at the association’s annual meeting... » read more

Alumni Spotlight

Congratulations, Senator Sasse!

Former university president Benjamin Sasse (PhD 2004, History) is now a US Senator, representing the state of Nebraska. Elected in November, he was sworn into office on January 6, 2015, when the 114th Congress met for the first time. Prior to... » read more

Honors for Original Work in Quantum Computing

Matthew Reed (PhD 2013, Physics) has won the Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Physical Sciences. The prize was presented at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC, in December. The award recognizes original... » read more

How New York Became a Modern City

Catherine McNeur (PhD 2012, History), assistant professor of environmental and public history at Portland State University, recently published her first book: Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City (Harvard... » read more

GSA Update

Graduate Student Assembly Update The GSA is excited to start the spring semester and is committed to continuing its efforts to improve the Yale graduate student experience through both new and ongoing projects. Sixth-Year Funding for Doctoral Students: The GSA is thrilled with the recent announcement from the Dean’s Office that Yale will now guarantee sixth-year... » read more

Fifteenth Annual McDougal Winter Ball and Masquerade
Friday, February 20, 2015, 8 pm
The Ballroom, Omni Hotel, Temple Street, New Haven
Dessert bar and DJ

Tickets go on sale in February.