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Yale Alums win MacArthur “Genius” Grants

October 1, 2019

By Claire Young Saidiya Hartman ’92 PhD and Emily Wilson ’01 PhD won MacArthur Fellowships, a prize dedicated to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication to their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self... read more

Alum wins highest award for dissertation in Assyriology

September 30, 2019

By Claire Young Shiyanthi Thavapalan (PhD ’18) won the prestigious International Association of Assyriologist’s Dissertation Award for her thesis The Meaning of Color in Ancient Mesopotamia. Her work offers the first in-depth study of words and... read more

Message from Dean Cooley - New BBS Director Appointed

September 18, 2019

Dear BBS colleagues, It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Craig Roy as the new director of the Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), effective September 1, 2019, for a five-year term. I am... read more

Auditions Open for Institute of Sacred Music Choruses

August 30, 2019

While many Yalies might be familiar with the undergraduate a cappella groups like the Whiffenpoofs, the Yale community offers many opportunities to join a diverse array of musical groups. Two of them can be found at the Yale Institute of Sacred... read more

GSAS Commencement Honors Graduates and Mentors

May 23, 2019

On May 20, at the culmination of a long weekend devoted to celebrating the achievements of graduating Yale students across the university, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences awarded a total of 1,363 degrees. Of these, four-hundred and six... read more

Yale Ph.D. Student Matches Wits on Jeopardy!

May 22, 2019

Most Yale graduate students are content to distinguish themselves academically and professionally, performing groundbreaking research and publishing scholarship at the bleeding edge of their fields. Some graduate students, however, like Swetha... read more

Yale Ph.D. Identifies Unknown Renaissance Masterpiece

May 17, 2019

There’s more to Italian Renaissance art than Michelangelo and Da Vinci. Just ask Christopher Platts, who completed his Ph.D. in Art History at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in December. “There are incredible, talented artists from... read more

Catharine Shipps wins prestigious fellowship

May 7, 2019

Congratulations to Catharine Shipps, graduate student in the Yale Microbial Sciences Institute, who has won a prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship! The fellowship will support Catherine’s research into... read more