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Alumni Profiles

Auer Joins Bates College as Chief Academic Officer

September 9, 2013

Matthew R. Auer (PhD 1996, Forestry & Environmental Studies), an expert in environmental and energy policy, sustainable development, and foreign aid, became dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Bates College in... read more

Master and Slave in Colonial New England

September 9, 2013

For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England (Norton/Liveright, 2013), by Allegra di Bonaventura (PhD 2008, History; JD 2002), assistant dean at the Graduate School, explores family life in early New England and exposes the surprisingly... read more

Yale-trained Chemist Wins Big on JEOPARDY!

June 11, 2013

Post-doctoral fellow Keith Whitener (PhD 2010, Chemistry), won $100,000 in the JEOPARDY! Tournament of Champions in February and more than $147,000 during the regular season, making him one of the top fifteen winners ever to compete on the show. In... read more

Schuster Honored for Condensed Matter Physics Research

April 10, 2013

David I. Schuster (PhD 2007, Physics), assistant professor of Physics at the University of Chicago, has won the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s William L. McMillan Award for his groundbreaking work in circuit quantum electrodynamics.... read more

Bruce Museum Names Yale Alumna to Deputy Director Post

April 9, 2013

Susan Ball (PhD 1978, History of Art) recently became deputy director of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. The museum is a regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science, and natural history, with more than a dozen... read more

Political Scientist Wins Award from Catalan Government

April 9, 2013

The Catalan government’s Institut d’Estudis Autonomics has awarded Jaime Lluch (JD 1989; PhD 2007, Political Science) the Vilaseca i Marcet book prize for his book, Visions of Sovereignty: Varieties of Minority Nationalism in Multinational... read more

Alumnus Wins First Prize in C. S. Lewis Book Competition

December 10, 2012

C. Stephen Evans (PhD 1974, Philosophy), University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor University, recently won first prize in the C. S. Lewis Book Competition. Awarded by the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and funded by the... read more

Hallem Wins MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant

November 13, 2012

Elissa Hallem (PhD 2005, Neuroscience), assistant professor of microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been awarded one of this year’s twenty-three MacArthur Foundation “genius” grants.... read more