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Q: Can an Animal Have Five Quarters?

September 27, 2016

A: Yes, if it’s a donkey in “The Illustrious Scullery-Maid,” a novella by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616). Katie (Katherine) Brown (Spanish) has written an article about this playful paradox that will be published in Cervantes: Bulletin of the... read more

Putting Global Studies to Work at the U.S. Treasury

September 14, 2016

Andrew Watrous (Jackson Institute for Global Affairs) spent this past summer in Washington, DC as a Harold W. Rosenthal Fellow in International Relations. He was one of 30 students nationwide selected for the program, which was established in 1977... read more

Aithiopia and Athens: Linking Two Ancient Societies

September 13, 2016

Sarah Derbew (Classics) is spending the semester as a visiting researcher at University College London (UCL), working on “The Metatheater of Blackness: Looking at and through black Africa in ancient Greek literature and art.” In her dissertation,... read more

Preventing Flu in Cancer Patients

September 13, 2016

Andrew Branagan, MD (Investigative Medicine), has won a $100,000 Clinical Scholar Award from the American Society of Hematology, the world's largest professional organization for clinicians and scientists who work on blood diseases. The award will... read more

Prize-winning Dissertation Looks at Bilingual Writers

September 13, 2016

Eugenia Kelbert (PhD 2015, Comparative Literature) has received the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2016 Bernheimer Prize, awarded to an outstanding dissertation in the field. The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) is... read more

Tracking the History of Early Life on Earth

September 13, 2016

Back in the 19th century, Charles Darwin wondered why he could find no fossil evidence of life that predated the Cambrian Period, 541–485.4 million years ago. He understood that life must have evolved in complexity over millions of years, yet the... read more

Alumnus Honored by Acta Annual Student Award, Acta Journals

August 30, 2016

Wen Chen (PhD 2015, Engineering and Applied Science) has won an Acta Student Award for his paper, “Does the fracture toughness of bulk metallic glasses scatter?” published in Scripta Materialia. Acta is a prestigious, peer-reviewed publishing group... read more

Fighting Malaria with Text Messages

August 30, 2016

TextDirect, a graduate student initiative to combat malaria, is being launched this summer in Sierra Leone. Funded by a $20,000 grant from D-Prize, a social venture competition targeting poverty, the project uses an automated, web-based platform... read more

Four Alumni to Receive Wilbur Cross Medals

August 30, 2016

The Graduate School will award its highest honor, the Wilbur Cross Medal, to four distinguished alumni on September 22. The honorees are Arend Lijphart (PhD 1963, Political Science), Ira Mellman (PhD 1978, Genetics), Arthur Nozik (PhD 1967,... read more

Tracking the Life Span of Short- and Long-lived RNA

August 30, 2016

Erin Duffy (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry) has won a 2016 Scholar Award from the International Women’s Philanthropic Educational Organization in recognition of her academic excellence. She was one of 90 winners chosen from among 748 ... read more

Here Come the New Graduate Students!

August 23, 2016

The Graduate School will welcome close to 470 new PhD students and 170 new master’s degree candidates at the annual Matriculation ceremony in Sprague Hall on August 25.   Of the 8,371 Ph.D. applicants to the Graduate School this year, 13% were... read more

Artstor Creator Named Senior Fellow at Mellon Foundation

July 5, 2016

James Shulman (BA 1987; PhD 1993, Renaissance Studies) was recently appointed a senior fellow-in-residence at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where he works on topics that include high-impact philanthropy, the future of liberal arts colleges, and... read more

Looking at Dating from a New Perspective

July 5, 2016

Moira Weigel (Comparative Literature) is writing a dissertation on “The Life of Nature in an Age of Celluloid: Animal Media Theory 1889–1951,” advised by Dudley Andrew and Katie Trumpener, but she just published a book on a very different topic:... read more

Two MD/PhD Students Named Soros Fellows

July 5, 2016

Goran Micevic (PhD 2016, Pathology) and Durga Thakral, both enrolled in Yale’s MD/PhD program, were selected to receive Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. The fellowships honor and support the graduate education of 30 new Americans... read more