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Mellon Funds New Summer Dissertation Writing Program

March 27, 2017

The Graduate School has received a grant of $350,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a three-year pilot project called the “Writing-in-residence Dissertation Working Group.” Inspired by the success of “Dissertation Boot Camps” (all-day... read more

Statistics Now Includes the Broader Study of Data Science

March 27, 2017

The amount of data flowing into the university increases on a daily basis. Advanced technology such as the university’s new Krios cryo-electron microscope and facilities like the Yale Center for Genome Analysis have the capacity to produce vast... read more

Information Concerning Activism and Advocacy

March 16, 2017 Information Concerning Activism and Advocacy Yale University is committed to the free expression of ideas by members of the University community, including expression of political views; and to the... read more

Alumna to Expand Forestry Fieldwork Options

March 1, 2017

Marlyse Duguid (PhD 2016, Forestry and Environmental Studies) was named the inaugural Siccama Lecturer in Environmental Field Studies. In that position, she will provide students with enhanced field-based opportunities. Duguid will create and lead... read more

Fighting Cancer, One Microbiome at a Time

March 1, 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

Physics Graduate to Head National Lab

March 1, 2017

Stuart Henderson (PhD 1991, Physics) has been appointed director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia. Currently serving as director of the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade... read more

College renamed for Grace Murray Hopper '34 PhD

February 11, 2017

Grace Murray Hopper '34 PhD - Yale Residential College Namesake February 11, 2017 Yale has renamed Calhoun College for Grace Murray Hopper, 1934 GSAS Mathematics PhD, computer pioneer and public servant.  Today Yale President Peter Salovey... read more

Alumna Wins Marraro Prize from MLA

February 10, 2017

The Modern Language Association has awarded Marilyn Migiel (PhD 1981, Italian Language and Literature) the Howard R. Marraro Prize for her most recent book, The Ethical Dimension of the Decameron (University of Toronto Press, 2015). Migiel is... read more

New Home for the McDougal Center

February 10, 2017

The McDougal Graduate Student Center is moving to the top floor of 135 Prospect Street this summer, in advance of the closing of HGS for renovations. This light-filled venue will have a comfortable lounge, offices for Student Life staff and... read more

Small World, Isn’t It?

February 10, 2017

Walter Bircher (Engineering and Applied Science) was selected to receive a Lester C. Lichty Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering for 2016-17. When his mother, Mary Bircher, saw the letter from Dean Cooley congratulating him on the award, she was... read more

Alumna and Nobel Prize Winner Write Guide to Healthy Aging

January 23, 2017

Culminating ten years of collaborative research, Elissa Epel (PhD 1999, Psychology) and Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn published a book in early January: The Telomere Effect (Hachette, 2017). It has been on the New York Times Best Seller List... read more

Alumna to Head Vassar College

January 23, 2017

Elizabeth (Betsy) Bradley (PhD 1996, Public Health), the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy at Yale and faculty director of the Global Health Leadership Institute, has been named the next president of Vassar College. Bradley is also... read more

Analyzing the “Idiosyncratic” Music of Prokofiev

January 23, 2017

Rebecca Perry (Music) won the 2016 Arthur J. Komar Award from Music Theory Midwest for her presentation, “Between the Signposts: Thematic Interpolation and Structural Defamiliarization in Prokofiev’s Sonata Process.” Music Theory Midwest is a... read more