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GSAS Staff Updates

June 18, 2021

A Message from Dean Cooley Copied to: Registrars In this message: GSAS staff announcements: new Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Life Matthew Tanico, promotions for Jennifer Mendelsohn to Director of the McDougal Graduate Student Center and... read more

Modified travel and outdoor gathering policies

June 10, 2021

A Message from Dean Cooley Copied to: DGSs, Chairs, Registrars In this message: Graduate student travel notifications no longer required; pre-packaged food allowed at outdoor gatherings Dear graduate students, I am glad to share two updates... read more


June 8, 2021

A Message from Dean Cooley Copied to: Chairs, DGSs, registrars In this message: Gratitude for our community’s support of graduate students during the pandemic. As we transition from a very challenging academic year to summer research and vacations... read more

Last-minute Commencement reminders

May 20, 2021

A Message from Dean Cooley Copied to: DGSs, Chairs, Registrars In this message: Last-minute Commencement reminders Dear graduate students, I hope you are looking forward to Commencement this Sunday, May 23 at 10 a.m. By all reports, Old Campus is... read more

2021 G&P Porter and Field Prize Winners

May 19, 2021

Reprinted from the  Office of the Secretary and Vice President for University Life In this short video, Bench Ansfield (American Studies), Stefano Daniele (Neuroscience), and Zuri Sullivan (Immunobiology) speak to their prizewinning dissertations.... read more

Announcing the 2021 Graduate Mentor Awards

April 26, 2021

The Graduate Mentor Award recognizes faculty members who are exceptional in fostering the intellectual, professional, and personal development of their students. It is the University's principal award for superb teaching, advising and mentoring of... read more

The Derek Chauvin trial verdicts

April 21, 2021

A Message from Dean Cooley Copied to: DGSs, Chairs, Registrars In this message: Responding to the Chauvin trial verdicts; related campus events. Dear graduate students, With the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin trial yesterday, we can feel... read more

Yale Law School Teach-In Series

April 20, 2021

Criminal Justice, Racial Justice, Policing, and the Derek Chauvin Trial Yale Law School invites the Yale University community to a virtual teach-in series.  Each panel discussion will feature YLS experts in the fields of racial justice, criminal... read more

Fall 2021 and the student vaccine requirement

April 19, 2021

A Message from Dean Cooley Copied to: DGSs, Chairs, Registrars In this message: COVID vaccination required for Fall 2021 Dear graduate students, President Salovey and Provost Strobel just announced that all students coming to campus for the fall... read more

Career pathways for PhDs:

April 15, 2021

Q&A with Hyun Ja Shin, Director Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Services What’s the current state of the academic job market for PhDs?  How does this look across disciplines? We all know that things have been tough for graduates seeking... read more


April 12, 2021

Whitney Humanities Center article April 12, 2021 - 5:30pm by Clio Doyle Clio Doyle is a seventh-year PhD Candidate in English and Renaissance Studies at Yale who works on stories about the invention of agriculture in medieval and early modern ... read more