Ivy League alums to join English faculty

When four new junior professors join the Yale English Department this fall, they will bring with them a diversity of interests, but will share one common bond — Ivy League backgrounds. In what English chairwoman Ruth Yeazell called “an excellent year” of hiring, the department recruited Columbia University doctoral candidate Nicole Rice ’95, Lloyd Pratt […]

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Zedillo takes globalization center post

Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81 accepted Yale’s offer to become the new director for the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization on Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation from University administrators and faculty members. Yale President Richard Levin said he is excited about the prospects of working with Zedillo and having the opportunity […]

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SOM inaugurates new center

In another effort to improve its international profile, the Yale School of Management officially opened the International Institute for Corporate Governance yesterday. The research center, inaugurated by World Bank President Jim Wolfensohn, will be dedicated to studying corporate infrastructure and its relationship to the global economy. SOM professor Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes will be the chairman of […]

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EP&E adjusts under new leader

As one of Yale’s few selective majors, ethics, politics and economics often sells itself to interested students by highlighting its interdisciplinary approach and its ability to combine empirical analysis with normative theories. And while both students and faculty praised the program, they also acknowledged the difficulty in striking the tricky balance between the program’s three […]

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Still mulling Yale offer, Zedillo revisits campus

Just four weeks after his last visit to Yale, former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81 returned to New Haven with his family for another campus visit beginning last Saturday. A senior professor said last week that Zedillo will likely be the new director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, and several […]

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Zedillo likely to be globalization head

Former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo GRD ’81 will likely be the new director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, a senior faculty member said yesterday. Zedillo has been offered the post and came for a campus visit three weeks ago, faculty and administrative sources confirmed. If the deal is finalized, Zedillo would […]

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New psych professor has alcohol expertise

When University of Texas at Austin psychology professor William Corbin arrives on Yale’s campus next fall, a new dimension will be added to Yale psychology experiments — alcohol. A specialist in alcohol abuse and prevention, Corbin accepted an offer to come to Yale as a junior professor three weeks ago. Teaching at both the graduate […]

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Computer Science director falls ill, goes on leave

Citing serious health problems, Computer Science Director of Graduate Studies Drew McDermott has decided to take a leave of absence for the remainder of the semester, Computer Science chairman Paul Hudak said. Hudak added that he could not discuss the details of McDermott’s illness for privacy reasons. Currently, both McDermott and the department are awaiting […]

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Nobel laureate Tobin dies at 84

Economics professor James Tobin, a Nobel laureate and an adviser to President John F. Kennedy, died from a stroke March 11 in New Haven. He was 84. Called “the leading macroeconomist of our generation” by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Paul Samuelson in The New York Times, Tobin gained national recognition for his Keynesian theories […]

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Nobel Prize winner Tobin dies at 84

Economics professor James Tobin, a Nobel laureate and an adviser to President John F. Kennedy, died from a stroke Mar. 11 in New Haven. He was 84. Called “the leading macroeconomist of our generation” by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Paul Samuelson in the New York Times, Tobin gained national recognition for his theories on […]

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Rising from ruins: Sociology recovers

Once a department that was slated to join Yale’s list of extinct majors, Sociology is now nearing the end of a massive rebuilding project that could eventually propel the department to first-class status. After years of institutional neglect, the department now enjoys generous support from the administration. Sociology chairman Ivan Szelenyi has initiated an extensive […]

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