GSAS admitted women for advanced degrees.
Professors Naomi Lamoreaux, Verity Harte, and Hal Blumenfeld were honored at this year’s Convocation with Graduate Mentor Awards. These awards recognize advisers who have been exceptionally supportive of their students’ professional, scholarly, and personal development. The winners were chosen from more than 50 faculty members who were nominated anonymously by their students. Lamoreaux is the... » read more
Carlos Oliveira Every year, about 90 million people come down with the flu, including more than 100,000 children under the age of five who die of an illness that is usually preventable in affluent societies. “Influenza disproportionately affects populations from resource-poor settings,” says Carlos Oliveira, a pediatrician who is... » read more
The Graduate School prizes mentors who support the professional, scholarly, and personal development of the students they advise. GSAS News asked a number of students and their advisers to share their thoughts about mentorship. Here’s a sampling of what we learned. Adam Dynes (Political Science) is writing a dissertation about legislative... » read more
Recognizing the importance of digital learning as a tool for future college professors, Risa Sodi, associate director of the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning and director of Academic Advising for Yale College, came up with a plan to encourage graduate students to think creatively about online education. Sodi organized a competition that... » read more
Every year, the Graduate School honors one or more students who have given extraordinary service to our community. The winner of this year’s Public Service Award is Jill Kelly (PhD, expected 2019, Forestry and Environmental Studies). Kelly earned her undergraduate degree from Yale in 1991 as a math major and then spent twenty years teaching,... » read more
Nathalie Batraville (French) is studying Haitian literature during the regime of François “Papa Doc” Duvalier, which extended from 1957 to 1971. Duvalier and his son Jean-Claude “Baby Doc”, who took over on his father’s death, were dictators who... » read more
If you drop a smart phone, the glass screen has a nasty way of cracking when it hits the floor. The glass itself might be strong enough to withstand the impact, but invisible structural flaws weaken its resistance to fracture. Wen Chen (Engineering... » read more
Elisabeth Becker (Sociology) is studying Muslim communities in London and Berlin, where she is currently doing research. Her dissertation will be an in-depth ethnographic study, and, to accomplish it, she has immersed herself in the life of the... » read more
Eve Blau (PhD 1978, History of Art) was awarded the Victor Adler State Prize of the Republic of Austria (Victor Adler-Staatspreis für Geschichte sozialer Bewegungen 2015) by the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy.... » read more
Alexander Thomson (PhD 2013, Computer Science) has won the 2015 SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award for his study, titled “Deterministic Transaction Execution in Distributed Database Systems,” advised by Daniel Abadi.... » read more
Eugene Douglass (PhD 2014, Chemistry) has won the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools’ (NAGS) Dissertation Award for 2014-2015. Founded in 1975, NAGS is one of four regional affiliates of the Council of Graduate Schools (... » read more
Commencement Day dawned cool and bright: perfect weather for a spectacular event. Hundreds of graduating students in academic regalia nibbled breakfast in the courtyard of HGS, then assembled on Cross Campus for a procession to Old Campus, accompanied by the chiming of bells from Harkness tower, fanfares from heraldic trumpets, and festive music from the Yale Band. Dean Lynn Cooley presented the students to President Peter Salovey, who conferred the degrees en masse (PhDs in Latin) at the University ceremony. Then graduates, with their friends and families, went to Woolsey Hall and Luce Hall, where they were called up by name to receive diplomas, handshakes, and hugs. A reception followed at HGS. December and May degrees awarded: PhD: 411; MPhil:384; MA: 257; MAS:3; MS: 214
GSAS admitted women for advanced degrees.