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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.
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.