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Noel Rockwell MY ’23
November 18, 2019
For Californian Noel Rockwell MY ’23, attending college across the country was, at first, somewhat of a culture shock. Within weeks, however, she found a home for herself at Yale by taking full advantage of the university’s unique learning environment, exploring campus, and forging friendships.
Wanjiku Mwangi SY ’22
November 14, 2019
During her first year at Yale, Wanjiku Mwangi SY ’22 took a political science class on Africa. Born and raised in Kenya, Wanjiku was intrigued by the course material.
Fans at the Yale Bowl
November 13, 2019
On Saturday, November 23, Yalies everywhere will gather to cheer on the Bulldogs as they face Harvard in one of the most storied rivalries in college sports. Attending or watching The Game is a tradition for generations of Yale alumni near and far. And once again, the Yale College Alumni Fund will build on this excitement through the Yale Leads the Way challenge, rallying the support of alumni to sustain the university’s leadership in student excellence, accessibility, innovation, and opportunity.
André Garcia de Oliveira TD ’21
November 7, 2019
André Garcia de Oliveira TD ’21 spent the summer after his sophomore year studying at the London School of Economics (LSE). On the banks of the Thames, he expanded his academic horizons and learned his way around England’s capital. He also discovered a world of opportunity.
Yale Science Building dedication ribbon cutting
October 25, 2019
On October 24th, members of the Yale community gathered to celebrate the university’s newest addition—the Yale Science Building.
September 26, 2019
Adam R. Rose ’81 endows fund to support the Yale Jazz Ensemble
Ben Myers, newly hired as the director of research cores under the Provost’s Office, and Janie Merkel, director of research cores within the School of Medicine.
September 24, 2019
“Core facilities play a critical role for innovation and interdisciplinary science across the university and are a key component in supporting research and education.” —Peter Schiffer
Alexa Anderson MY ’20
September 12, 2019
“Coming to Yale was a big shift,” said Alexa Anderson MY ’20, who hails from Hawaii. “The First-Year Scholars at Yale (FSY) program was central to helping me feel comfortable and succeed here.”
Ruzica Piskac
August 5, 2019
Piskac focuses her research on programming languages, software verification, automated reasoning, and code synthesis.
Peter Schiffer
August 5, 2019
Schiffer is an international leader in experimental condensed matter physics, specializing in the study of magnetic systems.
Ruslan Medzhitov
June 28, 2019
At first glance, a hibernating ground squirrel and a person with the flu appear to have little in common. But both are protected by physiological systems that have evolved to help them survive challenging conditions.
The Schamis Terrace at the Yale Science Building
June 28, 2019
When the new Yale Science Building opens its doors this August, students and faculty members will access its brand-new laboratories for learning and discovery, as well as ample spaces for informal idea sharing, collaboration, and study. A focal point of the building is the rooftop terrace, an outdoor gathering space with commanding views of Science Hill and East Rock.
John Jackson ’67, Susan Jackson, President Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D., and Marta Moret ’84 MPH
June 28, 2019
For nearly a decade, the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs has been a hub of teaching and learning, where faculty members, practitioners, and students cultivate expertise with a global reach. Now, thanks to a transformative gift from John Jackson ’67 and his wife, Susan, the institute is poised to become the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs, a full-fledged professional school with a broader mandate and enhanced resources.
Christian Fernandez BF ’20
June 10, 2019
“First-Year Scholars at Yale made my transition to college much easier,” said Christian Fernandez BF ’20.
Samantha Wood SY ’20
June 5, 2019
“As a religious studies major,” says Samantha Wood SY ’20, “I look for the common ground that unites people across cultures, societies, and values.”
Tarek Ziad DC ’20
April 16, 2019
Tarek Ziad DC ’20 can be found all around Yale. When not in class, the dual major in theater studies and ecology works in a lab, appears in productions on the university’s various stages, performs and travels with the Heritage Theater Ensemble, and serves as co-director of the Yale Exit Players, the oldest improv group on campus. To many first-year students, however, Tarek is immediately recognizable as one of the first faces they meet at Yale.
Rhasaan Bovell MY ’19
February 28, 2019
Experience is one of the best teachers for Rhasaan Bovell MY ’19. The ecology and evolutionary biology major from Silver Spring, Maryland, has collected biological samples in the rain forests of South America, conducted lab research in New Haven, and honed his people skills as a First-Year Counselor.
Dylan Campbell TC ’22
February 28, 2019
“High school was a whirlwind,” Dylan Campbell TC ’22 recalls. “When I was working twenty hours a week, juggling extracurriculars, and keeping up with a heavy course load, college seemed like a distant, unobtainable future, with application deadlines looming.”
Claudia Gaither JE ’20
January 8, 2019
Claudia Gaither JE ’20 spent last summer helping to bring science to life for school children. For eight rewarding weeks, Gaither, who hails from Athens, Georgia, was an intern with CitySprouts, a nonprofit organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts, providing garden-based learning for middle schoolers.