University | 10:11 pm | December 8, 2012 | By Jane Darby Menton

Miller weighs in on 2012 Mayan apocalypse

Yale College Dean Mary Miller believes the world will continue after December 2012. So study for your finals!

Using the imminent Dec. 21, 2012 apocalypse as an excuse to put off studying for your econ final? Well you might want to think again, because according to prominent Mayan scholar and Yale College Dean Mary Miller, the world will not end in 2012. “I’m no seer, but I am confident that December 22 will »

University | 1:00 pm | November 27, 2012 | By Jane Darby Menton

Miller to award eight junior faculty members

Tonight, Yale College Dean Mary Miller will recognize the eight recipients of the Greer, Heyman and Poorvu prizes, which are awarded annually to recognize the accomplishments of untenured ladder faculty members. The Greer Prize is awarded to faculty members in the natural or social sciences for exceptional research or publication, while the Heyman Prize is »

University | 4:38 pm | November 2, 2012 | By Jane Darby Menton

Applications for McChrystal seminar open

Stanley McChrystal

Applications for “Leadership,” the seminar taught by retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal have been released. The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs emailed student in its graduate and undergraduate global affairs concentrations this morning with details about the seminar and a link to the online application. McChrystal, who served as the commander of American forces in »

University | 4:08 pm | October 24, 2012 | By Jane Darby Menton

Graduate School unveils new concentration

Graduate School Dean Thomas Pollard

With the help of a $1.95 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Graduate School will offer a new concentration for PhD students entitled “Technologies of Knowledge” next spring. Part of the grant’s broader aim to enhance humanities education at Yale, the new concentration will provide 12 third-year doctoral students with an additional »

University | 12:18 pm | October 10, 2012 | By Jonathon Cai and Jane Darby Menton

Yale alum wins Nobel Prize

Brian Kobilka MED '81. Photo by Stanford University.

Earlier today, Brian Kobilka MED ’81 was one of two American scientists awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He will share the prize with his former mentor, Robert Lefkowitz, a professor of biochemistry at Duke University. Kobilka and Lefkowitz have made significant progress in unraveling the workings of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), a large »