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Studying the Origins of Obesity in Samoa

July 10, 2017

Kendall Arslanian (Anthropology) is spending seven months on the island of Upolu doing fieldwork for her project, “Nutritional and genetic correlates of infant adiposity in Samoa,” with support from a Downs International Health Student Travel ... read more

A Coat of Arms for an Alumna

June 12, 2017

All the schools at Yale have a coat of arms, and now Grace Hopper College has one, too. Formerly called Calhoun, the residential college on Elm Street was renamed in February by a vote of the Yale Corporation in honor of Graduate School alumna... read more

Correcting the Record on an American Genocide

June 12, 2017

Benjamin Madley (BA 1994; PhD 2009, History), associate professor of history and interim chair of American Indian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, has won multiple awards for An American Genocide: The United States and the... read more

Fellowships for Teaching at Community College

June 12, 2017

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with Gateway Community College to give PhD students a way to broaden their classroom skills and enhance their teaching portfolios. The new program, Community... read more

New Face at the Graduate School: Susan Hacking

June 12, 2017

Susan Hacking joined the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in April, taking on a newly-created position: Senior Manager of Communications and Alumni Affairs. In that capacity, she will develop a communications strategy and oversee the school’s... read more

The Unstoppable Cara Polsley

June 12, 2017

One minute she was riding along the highway with her family after wrapping up a successful first year as a graduate student in the Classics Department at Yale. The next minute, the car was rear-ended by a distracted driver, her seat belt snapped,... read more

3-Minute Thesis Competition Videos

June 7, 2017

On April 13, 2017, eleven finalists competed in Yale's first 3-Minute Thesis Competition, which challenged graduate students and postdocs to clearly and engagingly present their research to a diverse panel of judges - in 3 minutes or less!  The... read more

By the Numbers

May 22, 2017

Graduate School degrees are awarded twice each year, at Commencement in May and in the fall, normally December. For Academic Year 2016-17 there were 1204 degrees conferred by GSAS, with some students receiving multiple degrees. In December 2016... read more

Commencement 2017: Gloomy Weather, Festive Spirits

May 22, 2017

Leading the Graduate School’s procession from HGS to Old Campus was bagpipe player Duncan Keller (Geology & Geophysics), wearing his clan Sutherland tartan. After him, in traditional academic regalia, came Dean Lynn Cooley, Associate Deans... read more

Family-friendly and Earth-friendly at Commencement

May 22, 2017

Babies and children are always welcome at the Graduate School, and the fleet of strollers parked inside Woolsey Hall offered clear evidence that plenty of toddlers had come to watch their parents, aunts, and uncles accept hard-earned diplomas. At... read more

Champagne, Sunshine, and Celebration: Convocation

May 21, 2017

It was a perfect day in May for the annual Convocation ceremony in the courtyard of HGS. The sky was bright blue, trees were in bloom, and hundreds of people gathered to celebrate student prize-winners and Graduate Mentor Awardees. The School of... read more


May 17, 2017

Commencement! The Graduate School will hold a Convocation on Sunday, May 21, in the Hall of Graduate Studies Courtyard at 2 p.m. The ceremony, presided over by Dean Lynn Cooley, features the awarding of prizes to students and faculty mentors.... read more

Kudos: Fighting Cancer, One Microbiome at a Time

May 15, 2017

David Puleo (Pharmacology) co-authored a guest article that was posted recently on PatentDocs, a major biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent blog. He was invited to write the blog by his co-author, Anthony Sabatelli (PhD 1984, Chemistry), former... read more