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
The reunion conference, “Interdisciplinary Americas: the Legacies of African American Studies, American Studies, and History at Yale,” held on campus in November, “was stupendous,” says Joanne Meyerowitz, chair of American Studies.
“It... read more
Beth Harper (Comparative Literature) has taken a leave of absence from Yale this year to study Mandarin, even though, as she freely admits, “My project has nothing at all to do with Chinese, but I love learning new languages.”
As befits a... read more
Choosing a place to volunteer in New Haven is easy, says McDougal Graduate Student Life Public Service Fellow Edward (Ted) Schmid (Immunobiology). “There are wonderful opportunities for volunteering on or near campus that are particularly... read more
H3 Biomedicine, which chemistry alumnus Gregg Keaney joined as sixth employee, now occupies 48,000 square feet of brand-new lab space in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has 70 workers, and gets $200 million in research funding from Eisai, a global... read more
The Career Development Peer Groups (CDPG) program for science students was created by Rebecca (Becky) Delventhal (Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology), who is now a Career Services fellow.
This is the third time Becky is running... read more
Fredric Jameson, Alan M. Lambowitz, Theodore Lowi, and Annette Thomas will receive the Graduate School’s Wilbur Cross Medal at a celebratory dinner on October 15.
Earlier that day, each honoree will present a talk and meet with faculty... read more
The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) continues its work to improve the graduate school experience for Yale students living and working in New Haven. After last spring’s elections, the Assembly grew to 88 members for the 2013-2014 academic... read more
Stafford (Staff) Sheehan took a break from his research on synthetic photosynthesis to attend this past summer’s Lindau Meeting in Germany.
His adventure started in Washington, D.C., where he and 72 other members of the U.S. delegation... read more
This fall’s Yale Day of Service took place on Saturday, October 5. More than a third of the participants were graduate students, who were joined by professional school students, undergraduates, postdocs, faculty, staff, and assorted friends... read more