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GSAS Newsletter Spring 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Research and Honors

Do Monkeys and Gorillas Have a Sweet Tooth?

Elaine Guevara  (Anthropology) studies the evolution and behavior of non-human primates, not only by observing them in the wild. She also explores the genetic basis of their traits. One recent project looked at whether Old World monkeys and apes... » read more

Digging into Ancient History

In northern Israel, scholars from many disciplines and countries work side by side to survey, excavate, and attempt to understand how people have lived ever since the Stone Age. One of those researchers is fourth-year graduate student Nicholas... » read more

Graduate Mentor Awards to Sivaramakrishnan, Blight, and Briggs

Three outstanding faculty advisers, one from each academic division, will be honored on Sunday, May 21, at the Graduate School's Convocation. They are: Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Social Sciences), David Blight (Humanities), and Derek Briggs (... » read more

Alumni Spotlight

Physics Graduate to Head National Lab

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. He assumed his new responsibilities on April 3. At JLab, Henderson... » read more

Alumna Carol Christ to Head UC Berkeley

Carol T. Christ (PhD 1970, English), former president of Smith College and a recipient of the Graduate School’s Wilbur Cross Medal, will become chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, on July 1. She is the first woman to hold that ... » read more

Fossum Wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Inventing Tiny “Camera-on-a-Chip”

Eric R. Fossum (PhD 1984, Engineering and Applied Science) has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for his invention of the “camera-on-a-chip” — technology that is used worldwide in industries that range from medical equipment to... » read more

GSA Update

The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is the democratically elected student government at Yale that advocates on behalf of all students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). Representing around 3,000 students across more than 60 departments, the GSA advocates on many issues relating to graduate student life at Yale and in New Haven. In particular, we have focused our efforts on... » read more

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