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3-Minute Thesis Competition Videos

June 7, 2017

On April 13, 2017, eleven finalists competed in Yale's first 3-Minute Thesis Competition, which challenged graduate students and postdocs to clearly and engagingly present their research to a diverse panel of judges - in 3 minutes or less!  The... read more

By the Numbers

May 22, 2017

Graduate School degrees are awarded twice each year, at Commencement in May and in the fall, normally December. For Academic Year 2016-17 there were 1204 degrees conferred by GSAS, with some students receiving multiple degrees. In December 2016... read more

Commencement 2017: Gloomy Weather, Festive Spirits

May 22, 2017

Leading the Graduate School’s procession from HGS to Old Campus was bagpipe player Duncan Keller (Geology & Geophysics), wearing his clan Sutherland tartan. After him, in traditional academic regalia, came Dean Lynn Cooley, Associate Deans... read more

Family-friendly and Earth-friendly at Commencement

May 22, 2017

Babies and children are always welcome at the Graduate School, and the fleet of strollers parked inside Woolsey Hall offered clear evidence that plenty of toddlers had come to watch their parents, aunts, and uncles accept hard-earned diplomas. At... read more

Champagne, Sunshine, and Celebration: Convocation

May 21, 2017

It was a perfect day in May for the annual Convocation ceremony in the courtyard of HGS. The sky was bright blue, trees were in bloom, and hundreds of people gathered to celebrate student prize-winners and Graduate Mentor Awardees. The School of... read more


May 17, 2017

Commencement! The Graduate School will hold a Convocation on Sunday, May 21, in the Hall of Graduate Studies Courtyard at 2 p.m. The ceremony, presided over by Dean Lynn Cooley, features the awarding of prizes to students and faculty mentors.... read more

Kudos: Fighting Cancer, One Microbiome at a Time

May 15, 2017

David Puleo (Pharmacology) co-authored a guest article that was posted recently on PatentDocs, a major biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent blog. He was invited to write the blog by his co-author, Anthony Sabatelli (PhD 1984, Chemistry), former... read more

Mellon Funds New Summer Dissertation Writing Program

May 10, 2017

The Graduate School has received a grant of $350,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a three-year pilot project called the “Writing-in-residence Dissertation Working Group.” Inspired by the success of “Dissertation Boot Camps” (all-... read more