Professors adjust to altered schedule

November 15, 2012 • 0
After Hurricane Sandy prompted Yale to cancel classes for the first time in 34 years, professors have had to adjust their curriculum to the newly shortened schedule.

Pres. search ends abruptly

November 9, 2012 • 0
Competing presidential searches may have forced Yale to select its new president sooner than expected.
University Provost Peter Salovey was introduced as Yale's 23rd president at the McDougal Center in the Hall of Graduate Studies Thursday afternoon.


November 9, 2012 • 2
Provost Peter Salovey will assume the role of Yale University’s 23rd president on June 30.

Faculty establish meeting rules

November 8, 2012 • 1225
Professors codified rules governing the structure and organization of the monthly Yale College faculty meetings a week ago, after several of those meetings erupted into heated debate last spring. Yale College Dean Mary Miller and other members of the faculty steering committee presented the newly formalized rules — which Miller said were based on the »

New legal services offered to grad students

November 8, 2012 • 0
The Graduate Student Assembly has unveiled a new legal aid program to address student concerns about a lack of legal services offered by the University. The initiative, which was launched with the help of University General Counsel Dorothy Robinson, allows graduate and professional school students to meet with a member of the New Haven County »
Graduate students can now enjoy the nearly 200,000 square feet of newly completed 24-hour workspaces.

Pollard creates new grad student workspaces

November 5, 2012 • 1
After graduate students complained about the lack of 24-hour workspaces, Graduate School Dean Thomas Pollard has worked to convert odd spaces across campus — including the Dean’s Suite in the Hall of Graduate Studies — into designated work areas. Continuing an initiative begun last year, Pollard has transformed roughly 2,000 square feet of classrooms, office »

Mellon grant sparks team-teaching push

October 30, 2012 • 0
As part of an effort to enhance humanities education at Yale, administrators are encouraging professors to offer more team-taught courses. The push to increase the number of team-taught classes comes from an idea initially proposed during faculty workshops on teaching methods in the humanities funded by a $1.95 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon »

Grant funds interdisciplary concentration

October 29, 2012 • 0
Three months after receiving a $1.95 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Graduate School is using some of the funds to create a new concentration for Ph.D. students. “Technologies of Knowledge,” the new concentration, will bring together 12 third-year Ph.D. students from various disciplines to partake in a two-semester interdisciplinary seminar on »

New Grad School dean to improve communication

October 23, 2012 • 11
Responding to rapid changes in technology, the Graduate School has appointed a new dean to oversee communications. This September, Robin Ladouceur GRD ’04, was appointed to an assistant deanship in the Graduate School, a position that was created to strengthen and streamline communications within the school, Graduate School Dean Tom Pollard said. Pamela Schirmeister, associate »

Israeli soldier visits campus

October 16, 2012 • 1511
Gilad Shalit, a 26-year-old Israeli soldier released from five-year captivity by Hamas in 2011 came to Yale Monday afternoon in a rare public appearance. In an event hosted by the Eliezer Society, Shalit and 14 members of his unit addressed an audience of approximately 200 students and faculty in Davies Auditorium. Professor Charles Hill, a »

Esteemed audio curator passes away

October 12, 2012 • 0
Richard Warren ’59, a Yale library curator who devoted his life to one of the nation’s most extensive audio archives and was praised by colleagues for his wisdom and dedication, passed away after suffering a stroke last Sunday at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was 75 years old. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum »

Alum wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 11, 2012 • 2
Brian Kobilka MED ’81 never talked about the Nobel Prize, said Don Regula MED ’82, Kobilka’s classmate at Yale and current Stanford colleague. “He has never in his life mentioned the Nobel Prize … ever, which means he’s about as humble as you can get,” Regula said. But that changed on Wednesday, when a 2 »