Culture | 8:23 pm | September 24, 2012 | By Akbar Ahmed

Allison Williams ’10: the “It” Girl

Allison Williams '10 walked the red carpet at Sunday's Emmys, just two years after getting an English degree from Yale. What's next for the up-and-coming "It" Girl?

Word on the Twitter is that our very own Allison Williams ’10 had a very, very good weekend. “Girls,” the series that catapulted Williams and her three co-stars to national prominence earlier this year, took center stage at last night’s Emmy Awards. Though none of the show’s FIVE nominations led to trophies, the event may »

University | 7:04 pm | September 19, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

Shiller gets Nobel buzz

Robert Shiller: the man, the myth, the possible Nobel laureate.

As the Nobel committee prepares to announce the winners of the 2012 prize in economics, Thomson Reuters has released a set of predictions — and, surprise!, star economics professor Robert Shiller is on the list. Shiller was named one of four academics likely to receive the economics prize this year or in the future. The »

University | 3:51 pm | April 16, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

Gaddis wins Pulitzer for Kennan biography

History Prof. John Lewis Gaddis received the National Humanities Medal in 2005.

History professor John Lewis Gaddis can add yet another accolade to his biography of American diplomat George Kennan: the Pulitzer Prize, America’s most prestigious award for letters. Gaddis won the 2012 biography Pulitzer for “George F. Kennan: An American Life,” which was published in November after nearly two decades of research. In naming Gaddis the »

Culture | 11:55 am | March 28, 2012 | By Natasha Thondavadi

School of Architecture alums win national award


Two alumni of the School of Architecture are among this year’s winners of the American Academy of Arts and Letters award. One of five firms to receive a distinction in architecture, the New-Haven based practice Gray Organschi Architecture — run by Elizabeth Gray ’82 ARC ’87 and Alan Organschi ARC ’88 — accepted the $7500 »

University | 8:30 am | March 13, 2012 | By Anisha Suterwala

Prof. Gaddis takes home Book Critics Circle Award

History Prof. John Lewis Gaddis received the National Humanities Medal in 2005.

The awards keep rolling in for Professor John Lewis Gaddis’s biography of American statesman George Kennan. The book, titled “George F. Kennan: An American Life,” was named the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography late last week, the New York Times reported. The biography has already won the American History Book »