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As graduating students are being celebrated for all of their accomplishments during their time on campus, YaleNews pays tribute to their teachers on our new website, “Spotlight on the Yale Classroom.”
Six Yale students will receive support for their graduate educations as winners of the Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the University Friday-Sunday.
Donald Kagan, Sterling Professor of Classics and History and a member of the Yale faculty for over 40 years, gave a farewell lecture on the eve of his retirement. The April 26 talk, which focused on the merits of a liberal arts education, was sponsored by the William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale.
YaleNews asks members of the Yale community — including departing University President Richard C. Levin — to impart words of wisdom to the Yale College Class of 2013.
The academic director and standing committee will advise the provost on new initiatives and policy issues. The first offerings with Coursera will debut during the 2013–2014 academic year.
Dr. Lieping Chen, newly appointed as the United Technologies Corporation Professor in Cancer Research, focuses his research on developing new treatment options for cancer. His laboratory discovered the B7-H1/PD-1 immune inhibitory pathway and established the principle of cancer therapy by blocking this pathway.
Dr. Roy S. Herbst, recently designated as the Ensign Professor of Medical Oncology, is nationally recognized for his leadership and expertise in lung cancer treatment and research. His primary mission is the enhanced integration of clinical, laboratory, and research programs to bring new treatments to cancer patients.
Those moments in life when you are most fully engaged have a common element — you let go of all concerns, resentments, and thoughts of yourself, says Yale psychiatrist Dr. Judson Brewer, who asserts that people can improve their performance and even quit smoking through a technique called neurofeedback.
Each year, hundreds of New Haven students take part in Yale science programming on campus and in their classrooms through faculty and student outreach initiatives and school events. But measuring the collective impact of these opportunities has been a recent development.
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.
Here you will find links to the Yale Broadcast & Media Center’s coverage of the Baccalaureate Address, Senior Class Day ceremony, and University Commencement — as well as to videos, stories, and photos about the event.
Yale will celebrate its 312th graduation on May 20 following a weekend that will include speeches, prize presentations, senior class antics and the awarding of honorary degrees, among other activities. Here you will find links to the Yale Broadcast & Media Center’s coverage of the Baccalaureate Address, Senior Class Day ceremony and University Commencement — as well as to videos, stories, and photos about the event.
The Yale Center for British Art will celebrate Art Museum Day on Saturday, May 18 with tours, a children’s activity guide, and a discount in the museum shop.
Yale will celebrate its 312th Commencement with three days of activities May 18–20 — and this year, there are even more ways to engage with the graduation happenings online.
For the second time in less than a month, an expert from the Yale Peabody Museum has been called in to confirm that an object found near a Connecticut home is a meteorite.
The Yale Center for British Art is #15 on the list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Galleries” published on May 4 by The Times of London. The Yale gallery ranks between the Musée d’Orsay, Paris (#14) and Tate Modern, London (#16).
The American Heart Association has recognized Yale as a gold-level “fit-friendly worksite.” The award acknowledges Yale for its commitment to providing and promoting resources for an employee “wellness culture” and encouraging healthier choices in physical activity and eating behaviors.
Nine Yale College juniors received honors from the Council of Masters in recognition of their scholarship, contributions to college life and their character.
British pop band Stornoway will return to the United States to promote their new album “Tales from Terra Firma” — described by the group as “the sound of one long song of life unfurling.”