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GSAS Newsletter April 1, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Research and Honors

Protecting Endangered Predators

“There are fewer tigers in the wild than there are Yale undergraduates,” says Jennie Miller (FES PhD ’15), an ecologist and conservation scientist. Miller studied tigers and leopards in India for her dissertation and now, as a postdoctoral... » read more

Topic Modeling All 75 Years of Slavic Review

Slavic Languages and Literatures students Jacob Lassin and Carlotta Chenoweth are working with Assistant Professor Marijeta Bozovic and Trip Kirkpatrick, senior instructional technologist at the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, on a project to... » read more

Practical Ways to Improve Kids’ Lives

Karl Minges (Nursing) studies how simple changes can improve children’s health and lead to better academic and behavioral outcomes. Since coming to Yale, Minges has published 19 papers in peer-reviewed journals and was first author on 14 of them.... » read more

Alumni Spotlight

Alumnus to Receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Jonathan Rothberg (PhD 1991, Biology), a pioneer in genetic sequencing technology, a serial entrepreneur, and a Wilbur Cross Medalist, will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the White House announced on December 22. The medal... » read more

Taking a Serious Look at Mickey Mouse

Art historian Garry Apgar (PhD 1988, History of Art) has produced two books about Mickey Mouse. He is author of Mickey Mouse: Emblem of the American Spirit (Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, 2015) and editor of A Mickey Mouse Reader... » read more

Alumna named Colorado’s State Historian

Patricia (Patty) Nelson Limerick (PhD 1980, History), faculty director of the Center of the American West and professor of environmental studies and history at the University of Colorado – Boulder, was named Colorado State Historian on January 11,... » read more

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