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Andrew Bellah JE ’22
December 11, 2019
While home in Texas over winter recess, Andrew Bellah JE ’22 was busy making plans for the summer before his sophomore year. After researching opportunities—and recalling his peers’ enthusiasm for Yale’s Domestic Summer Award (DSA) program—he accepted an internship in Washington, D.C., with UNICEF USA, the stateside organization supporting the mission of the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Yale School of Management, Evans Hall
December 5, 2019
A $100 million gift will fund The Broad Center at Yale SOM and enable the creation of a tuition-free master’s degree program for emerging education leaders, advanced leadership training for top school system executives, and an extensive research endeavor aimed at assembling the premier collection of data on public education leadership.
David Wu ’94 and President Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D.
December 4, 2019
“Philanthropy is very important to me and my family,” David Wu ’94 says. “Gwen and I realized we could have a direct impact on students with a permanent scholarship in Yale College.” Together, they created the David and Gwen Wu Scholarship Fund in 2011 and supplemented it with a gift in honor of his class’s twenty-fifth reunion in 2019.
December 2, 2019
After taking the course Sickness and Health in African American History, Jordan Perry MC ’21 was inspired to seek a summer internship with an organization championing the health and wellbeing of the African American community.
Shirshak Gautam GH ’23
November 26, 2019
Shirshak Gautam GH ’23 was a member of the Yale community long before he enrolled as a first-year student. He spent a portion of his childhood in New Haven, where his father did postdoctoral research at Yale, before his family moved to Arkansas.
Yale Alumni Fund honors volunteers
November 22, 2019
On November 22, six outstanding Yale Alumni Fund volunteers were presented with Chairman’s Awards during the combined Yale Alumni Association Assembly & Yale Alumni Fund Convocation. The awards annually recognize volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and dedication in their work on behalf of the fund.
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.
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
Peter Schiffer
August 5, 2019
Schiffer is an international leader in experimental condensed matter physics, specializing in the study of magnetic systems.
Ruzica Piskac
August 5, 2019
Piskac focuses her research on programming languages, software verification, automated reasoning, and code synthesis.
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.
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.
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.
 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.