Jonathan Fanton (BA 1965, Ph.D. 1978, History) has had an extraordinary career, beginning while he was a student at Yale. In July, he will become the next president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most... read more
This year, the GSA made significant progress in three areas: Graduate Student Housing, GSA Strategic Planning, and a future Student Center at Yale.
The Advisory Committee on Graduate and Professional Student Housing was first convened last October... read more
History graduate student Alice Baumgartner is interested in borderlands, particularly the border between the United States and Mexico in the 19th century. Her article, “The Line of Positive Safety: Borders, Boundaries, and Nations in the Rio Grande... read more
Members of the Yale community with a shared interest in antiquity have come together to form one of the largest groups of scholars in the world focused on premodern civilizations.
Faculty and students in the humanities and social sciences... read more
For the fourth and final time, Thomas Pollard, the twentieth dean of the Graduate School (and the Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and professor of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and Cell Biology... read more
The Yale Graduate Student Assembly recently conducted two highly successful events and has moved forward on a number of initiatives based on feedback from its graduate student constituents.
The First Annual Yale Housing Fair for Graduate and... read more
David Evans (BS 1992), professor of Geology and Geophysics, takes the long view of things. When he spoke to the Graduate School community in February, giving this year’s first ‘In the Company of Scholars’ lecture, his remarks spanned... read more
Rory Truex (Political Science) studies the nature of representation in an authoritarian parliament, specifically the politics surrounding China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), which meets once a year to rubber stamp the Communist Party’s policy... read more
Although the Humanities at Yale have always been very strong, the University recently made a major commitment to build on those strengths. In June 2012, the Andrew Mellon Foundation awarded Yale $1.95 million for a project titled,“Re-... read more
Rachel Zwick (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology) is a coordinator of “Science in the News.” She does it because “We feel that it is our responsibility as scientists to convince the public of the importance of scientific... read more
When Janet Yellen (PhD 1971, Economics) was sworn in as head of the Federal Reserve on February 1, she was the first woman and the first Yale PhD to hold that post.*
Yellen is connected to Yale in many ways, beginning with her experience... read more
“According to the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed, 49 percent of academic job postings now ask for digital teaching experience,” says Sara Ronis (Judaic Studies). Sara spoke at a program hosted by the University Committee... read more
“I am amazed that something as simple as reading and writing with a child for an hour a week could lead to significantly better literacy skills and thus a higher chance at academic success going forward,” says Anna Chase (Molecular... read more
Graduate School alumni gathered for the annual Yale Medal celebration in October. The Yale Medal, the highest award presented by the Association of Yale Alumni, honors outstanding service to the University. This year, former Yale President Richard... read more
When Betsy Sullivan (BA 1974, MA 1976, Russian and Eastern European Studies) applied for her first job in journalism after graduating from Yale, she was in competition with 300 applicants who all wanted to be a file clerk for The Inter... read more