University | 9:32 pm | April 25, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

University announces new fellowship for freshmen

A new summer fellowship program will allow more undergraduates to conduct research in science and engineering during the summer after freshman year. Freshman can already get support from Yale through the Science, Technology and Research Scholars (STARS) program to spend the summer doing scientific research, but the new program will expand these numbers. At least »

University | 6:35 pm | April 18, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

Yale to offer three new humanities postdocs

For the first time, the University will offer three postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and humanistic sciences for recent Ph.D. graduates during the coming academic year. The two-year fellowships come as part of efforts to build a larger postdoctoral community in the humanities at the University. They are open to students who completed doctoral programs »

University | 1:05 am | April 10, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

Six professors win teaching prizes

Professor George Chauncey, whose survey of U.S. gay and lesbian history has become one of the University's most acclaimed courses, received one of six teaching prizes.

Six Yale College teaching prizes for 2012 have been awarded to professors in departments ranging from history to psychology to geology and geophysics, the Dean’s Office announced Monday. Recipients of the prizes are nominated by students and then chosen by the Committee on Teaching, Learning and Advising. Yale College Dean Mary Miller will host a »

University | 7:06 pm | April 5, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

Open Yale adds seven new courses


Open Yale Courses, the initiative that makes video lectures of Yale College courses available for free online, added seven new courses to its website today. The courses range from philosophy and cognitive science professor Tamar Gendler’s “Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature” to history professor Paul Freedman’s “The Early Middle Ages” and courses in »

University | 11:26 pm | April 3, 2012 | By Antonia Woodford

Seven professors awarded tenure


Seven professors were awarded tenure at a Board of Permanent Officers meeting last Thursday, Yale College Dean Mary Miller said in an email to the News. Ian Quinn, an associate professor of music, Caleb Smith, an associate professor of English, Barry McCrea, an associate professor of comparative literature and English, Beverly Gage, an associate professor »