FACULTY & ACADEMICS
Yale establishes new Digital Ethics Center under Italian philosopher

Yale’s new Digital Ethics Center, founded by Italian philosopher Luciano Floridi, seeks to research the societal impact of modern digital innovations, including AI.

AI’s carbon footprint can be managed, computer science professors say

Eleven months after ChatGPT’s release, Yale computer science professors discussed the carbon footprint associated with artificial intelligence and how growing industry management might better control its energy use.

Peer colleagues slam history professor’s book for ‘systemically’ misrepresenting sources

Multiple reviews accuse Maura Dykstra, an assistant professor of history, of misrepresenting and mistranslating key sources and documents in her first published book. In response, Dykstra defended her work and called the criticisms “patently false.”

DATA: Yale College trends toward graduating more STEM than humanities and arts majors

In 2022, more students graduated from Yale College with degrees in science and engineering than in any year since the Office of Institutional Research began publishing data on Yale undergraduate student majors in 2000.

Joint faculty statement calls for end to ‘ethic of collective punishment’ in Israel-Hamas war

At least 70 faculty members from across the University have signed onto a collective statement calling for all parties “to respect the lives and basic human rights of civilians.”

‘Sharp wit’ and ‘austere beauty’: remembering Louise Glück

Glück, a Yale poetry professor and prolific writer, is remembered for her relentless honesty, sharp wit and support for her students.

Louise Glück, Nobel Prize-winning poet and former U.S. Poet Laureate, dies at 80

Glück, a Yale poetry professor and prolific author, was teaching the Iseman Seminar in Poetry at Yale College this semester.

Petition to oust pro-Palestine professor for ‘promoting lies and violence’ gains 25,000 signatures in just over a day

The Change.org petition cites professor Zareena Grewal’s social media activity condoning Hamas’s attack on Israel this past weekend. The University has since defended Grewal’s right to free speech.

Ned Blackhawk, Yale’s first Native American professor, shortlisted for the non-fiction National Book Award

The shortlisted book, “The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples And The Unmaking of U.S. History,” which is, in part, dedicated to Yale’s Native American Cultural Center, argues for the centrality of Native Americans in the retelling of American history.

Joseph Solodow, ‘universally admired’ professor and scholar of Latin literature, dies at 76

Solodow is remembered for his commitment to teaching and his love for the intricacies of Latin language.

Baltic Studies program expanding to match region’s growing geopolitical influence

The expansion, funded by three alumni donors, includes new initiatives and events planned for the upcoming year.