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Onyx Brunner MC ’20
December 12, 2018
As a high school senior applying to colleges, Onyx Brunner MC ’20 initially wasn’t sure about Yale. Today, it would be hard to find anyone more immersed in the college community than this Chicago native.
Andrew Krzywosz TC ’20
December 6, 2018
As president of the Yale Undergraduate Aerospace Association (YUAA), Andrew Krzywosz TC ’20 spends a lot of time preparing and launching rockets.
Jessica Trinh BR ’20
December 6, 2018
Jessica Trinh BR ’20 knows that the heart of a culture is often found in its food. “My parents came to America from Vietnam,” she said. “Cooking and baking were two of the main ways they taught me about our history.” This insight served her well during a recent summer abroad as part of Yale Summer Session in Spain.
 Adam, Shelia, Ron ’92, and Ryan Marcelo
November 28, 2018
A year ago, Teresa Chahine was working to improve the lives of refugees and other disadvantaged people in her native Lebanon. Today, she works with Yale students eager to create lasting solutions to societal problems.
Claudia Gaither JE ’20
November 20, 2018
Surrounded by growing plants and curious middle-schoolers, Claudia Gaither JE ’20 experienced a different kind of summer internship. “I had done research in a laboratory after my first year,” said Claudia, an ecology and evolutionary biology major. “For my second summer, I was looking for something focused on the environment but outside of a lab.”
A view of the "touchdown area" in the Poorvu Center
November 19, 2018
Yale has named the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning in recognition of a gift from William ’56 and Lia Poorvu and their children Alison Poorvu Jaffe ’81 and Jonathan Poorvu ’84.
From left: Jocelyn Kane, managing director of the Yale Alumni Fund; Marla Grossman ’90, vice chairman; award winners Rebecca Vitas Schamis ’00 MBA, Thomas Ginakakis ’09, and Evangeline Wyche Tross ’78; and Michael Tom ’83 M.D., chairman. Also winning the award is Andrew M. Wallach ’80, not shown.
November 13, 2018
Chairman’s Awards presented to four alumni on November 9.
Screen of data
October 30, 2018
Steven Berry, David Swensen Professor of Economics, has been appointed the inaugural Jeffrey M. Talpins Faculty Director of the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale. Berry is a renowned economist whose research analyzes industrial organization, empirical models of product differentiation, and market equilibrium.
Priya Singh SY ’19
October 10, 2018
Priya Singh SY ’19 grew up in a household with four generations of women in Far Rockaway, New York. Both her mother and grandmother worked, as a New York City police officer and nurse, respectively, so Priya spent most of her time with her great-grandmother. It was her great-grandmother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis that motivated Priya to become a doctor—and to set her sights on Yale.
Nathan Nguyen ’19 Ph.D.
October 10, 2018
Studying the textbook in his high school’s Advanced Placement biology class, Nathan Nguyen kept returning to the chapter on the formation of life in the primitive earth environment and its subsequent evolution. This early fascination shaped his collegiate experience and ultimately led him to pursue an advanced degree in the biological sciences.
William Nordhaus
October 8, 2018
“I am grateful for the intellectual environment at Yale that taught me as a student, nurtured me as a teacher and scholar, and allowed the freedom to devote my life to one of the critical emerging issues of humanity.”
Researchers working in a lab
September 7, 2018
Naratils endow fund for nursing innovation.
Peabody Museum Rendering
August 28, 2018
Yale University today announced a contribution of $160 million by Edward P. Bass ’67 toward the renovation of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. The landmark commitment ranks among the most generous gifts to Yale and is the largest known gift ever made to a natural history museum in the United States.
Yale field hockey team celebrating in the locker room
August 16, 2018
"…the fact that this field house was funded by women, dedicated to women and is the first athletic building for women on this campus is truly special."
Michael Tom ’83 M.D.
July 9, 2018
Michael Tom ’83 M.D. was recently confirmed as the new chairman of the Yale Alumni Fund Board of Directors. He will serve a two-year term starting July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2020. Dr. Tom has served as the vice chairman of the board since July 1, 2016.
James Tobin
June 11, 2018
Named for the late James Tobin, the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale will enhance Yale's role in informing data-driven discussions of public policy.
(Photo credit: Michael Marsland)
June 4, 2018
Domestic Summer Award supports 191 undergraduate internships in nonprofit and educational organizations, government entities, and art apprenticeships.
Len Blavatnik
May 1, 2018
Yale University has received a $15 million grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, headed by American industrialist and philanthropist Len Blavatnik, to expand the Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale.
Three Yale faculty members—Dr. Nita Ahuja, Dr. Clifford Bogue, and Vasilis Vasiliou—have been appointed to endowed professorships.
March 22, 2018
Three Yale faculty members—Dr. Nita Ahuja, Dr. Clifford Bogue, and Vasilis Vasiliou—have been appointed to endowed professorships.