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New Funding Program for Students in their Sixth Year

January 23, 2015

Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, the Graduate School will provide funding for eligible PhD students in the humanities and social sciences who need a sixth year to finish their work, Dean Lynn Cooley announced before winter break. “I am... read more

New Housing in the Plans for Graduate Students

January 23, 2015

Yale is planning to build a new residence hall for graduate and professional students on Elm Street, Provost Ben Polak announced on January 15. The new facility is slated for occupancy in 2017. “This project is an essential part of our strategic... read more

PREP Aims to Increase Diversity in the Biosciences

January 23, 2015

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has launched an initiative to prepare college graduates from underrepresented minorities* for PhD programs in the biomedical sciences. PREP (Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program) at Yale is funded... read more

Introducing Jeanine Dames

December 2, 2014

Soon after Dean Lynn Cooley took office in July, she announced her determination to “ease students’ transition to life after graduation by expanding career counseling and enhancing our engagement with alumni.” To forward that goal, the Graduate... read more


December 2, 2014

An article by Sarah Piazza (Comparative Literature) was published recently in the Latin American Theatre Review. In “Musicalized Metatheatre: the Bolero as Intertext in Quíntuples by Luis Rafael Sánchez,” she analyzes how one of Puerto Rico’s best-... read more

Public Service

December 2, 2014

Community service is highly valued at Yale. In fact, it is embedded in the original charter, when the “Collegiate School,” as it was then called, was established in 1701 to train young people “for Publick employment both in Church and Civil State... read more

GSA Update

December 1, 2014

The GSA gathered much momentum during the 2013-2014 academic year and has been working hard to build on it this year. Since the 2014-2015 session began, the GSA has worked closely with both the Office of Career Strategy and the Center for Teaching... read more


September 24, 2014

Assef Ashraf (History) has won a fellowship in recognition of his “excellent work and potential to expand scholarship in Persian Studies,” according to the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute. His dissertation, advised by Abbas Amanat, is... read more

Graduate Student Assembly Update

September 15, 2014

The GSA looks forward to building on the accomplishments of the previous year as the new assembly’s session begins. During the 2013-2014 session, the GSA saw results from its efforts in the areas that follow. Graduate Student Housing At... read more

GSAS Launches an Exciting New Academic Year

September 15, 2014

The Graduate School has begun the 2014-15 academic year in a strong position, with world-class resources, outstanding academic and pre-professional programs, vibrant student life activities, a stellar student body, and an energetic new dean... read more

Introducing Lynn Cooley, the Graduate School’s New Dean

September 15, 2014

The Graduate School’s new dean, Lynn Cooley, has been on the Yale faculty since 1989. She holds an endowed chair – the C.N.H. Long Professorship of Genetics – and is also professor of Cell Biology and Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental... read more