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GSAS News September 24, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Research and Honors

Why Do Men Nurture Children, and How Does That Change Them?

Among all of our great ape relatives, humans are the only ones whose male members care for their young. Among all mammals, barely three to five percent of the males provide nurturing. “This care has implications for our unique evolution. Paternal... » read more

Correcting the Record on the Civil Rights Movement in Canada

Wendell was selected for this honor by Humanity in Action (HIA), an international educational organization. The fellowships brought 24 American and European graduate students together to discuss the changing landscape of diplomacy and international... » read more

Flying Dinosaurs and Flightless Birds: Using Allometry to Decode Evolution

At Yale, Daniel has studied the evolution of a variety of creatures, including birds, whales, and turtles. Using fossils, computer models, and molecular data, he looks for “the patterns of evolutionary relationships among different animal groups, as... » read more

Alumni Spotlight

Recent Yale Ph.D. Wins Two Political Science Awards..

MIT Assistant Professor Regina (Gina) Bateson (Ph.D. 2013, Political Science) has won the American Political Science Association’s 2014 Gabriel A. Almond Award for her dissertation, “Order and Violence in Postwar Guatemala.” In her... » read more

New Book Explores the Changing Status of Cats and Dogs

Science journalist David Grimm (Ph.D. 2004, Genetics) has written Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs, published by PublicAffairs. In the book, he traces the changing status of dogs and cats, which... » read more

How and Why Chicago Created Suburbia and Urban Sprawl

Elaine Lewinnek (BA 1995, PhD 2005, American Studies) has published her first book, The Working Man’s Reward: Chicago’s Early Suburbs and the Roots of American Sprawl (Oxford University Press, 2014). The book, based on her... » read more

GSA Update

Graduate Student Housing At the urging of the GSA and GPSS, the university formed the Student Advisory Committee on Graduate and Professional Housing in the fall of 2013. Wendy Xiao (Yale School of Medicine) was the GSA representative on the committee which achieved approval from the Yale Corporation for the construction of a new G&P dormitory located on Elm Street, created a... » read more

Getting Technical Assistance for the Humanities

Yale Information Technology Services (ITS) has a new academic technology specialist for the Humantities. Dana Milstein assists with pedagogy and practice in the classroom, faculty and graduate research in the digital humanities, grant applications, and faculty partnerships with other disciplines and campus centers. To consult with Dana you may contact her by email.