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Portrait of Yale’s Pioneering Women PhDs

March 14, 2016

The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the oldest graduate school in North America, was founded in 1847. In 1861, it awarded the first three PhD degrees granted in the United States. Just over thirty years later, in 1892, the Graduate... read more

Graduate Student Assembly

March 3, 2016

The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) has taken particular interest in the current campus conversation regarding diversity and inclusion, and it was with enthusiastic support that the body sponsored a panel at the end of January on building a diverse... read more

Stephanie Leutert and Nitsan Shakked

Global Affairs Students Help Syrian Refugees

February 22, 2016

At the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, a group of students has reached out to victims of the crisis in Syria. “Yale for Refugees” came together last summer and decided to focus on the Azraq Camp in Jordan. Home to about 20,000 displaced... read more

Forum Explores Faculty Diversity

February 8, 2016

Dean Lynn Cooley invited the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) to host a forum on January 26 in Luce Hall to discuss how Yale recruits and retains faculty members and evaluates them for... read more

The Science of Beer and Brains

February 8, 2016

Want to learn a little science from fellow graduate students? This month, you can explore two intriguing topics: “The Science of Beer: Beer, Brains, and Barley” and “Distortion of Perception: From Brain to Mind to Behavior.” “Science in the News... read more

Graduate Student Becomes Dean – for a Semester

February 1, 2016

It’s not often that a graduate student has the opportunity to be a dean at the school where she’s enrolled, but that’s what Michelle Morgan (American Studies) has done. This semester, she is taking a leave of absence from writing her dissertation (... read more

$50 Million Gift for the Humanities at Yale

January 25, 2016

Provost Ben Polak, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tamar Gendler, and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Lynn Cooley wrote to the graduate students on 1/19 to announce a major gift that will make possible a new home for the... read more


January 25, 2016

“Remaking Exceptionalism” Wins Watt Award Ben Zdencanovic (History) has won the Transatlantic Studies Association’s D.C. Watt Prize for best paper by an early career scholar. His winning essay, “Remaking Exceptionalism: Western European Social... read more

Alumna argues with SCOTUS on diversity in science education

December 22, 2015

A thought-provoking Op-Ed piece by Jedidah Isler (PhD 2014, Astronomy) was published in The New York Times on December 17. In her essay, “The 'Benefits' of Black Physics Students,” Isler addresses Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s questions: “... read more

Expanding and Diversifying the Faculty

October 13, 2015

“An excellent faculty is a diverse faculty,” says Tamar Gendler, dean of Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Over the last year, Yale added 28 new people to the FAS. “All of the faculty who have been hired are world-class scholars, teachers... read more


September 29, 2015

Engineering Student Wins Fellowship to Study Polymers Yekaterina Rokhlenko (Engineering and Applied Science) has been awarded a three-year fellowship from the National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) and the National Institute of Standards and... read more