While you were away ...

The summer was a busy time on campus. Here’s a look at some of the season’s top headlines.


Yale welcomes new president

President Peter Salovey officially took office on July 1. Here, he and wife, Marta, meet with members of the President’s Office staff. (Photo by Michael Marsland)

Renewing an architectural ‘temple of the mind’ — for a new generation

Sixth Yale-affiliated child-care center opening

Yale launches outreach effort to high school students from low-income families

Michele Dufault Endowment for Yale Women in Science established

Tech Bootcamp gives students an essential developers’ skill

Yale creates urban meadows

From art book to iPad app: Josef Albers’ classic work undergoes a ‘magical’ transformation


During their summer in Haiti, Yale students hope to inspire future leaders

This summer saw the launch of Citoyen Haiti, an initiative founded by Yale senior Larissa Liburd to boost the leadership skills of Haitian high school students and inspire them to dedicate themselves to the betterment of their country in the not-so-distant future.

First Person: Akwaaba for boola boola — Yale and Ghana form mutual inspiration society

Yale SOM faculty to teach virtual courses at Global Network for Advanced Management

Indian foresters learn state-of-the art methods in mid-career training at Yale

School of Public Health researcher works around the world to reduce violence against women


The rhythm of everything

Understanding the brain’s ‘language’

Two decades of work at Yale prove emotions matter in the classroom

Sharing childcare duties helps lemur babies survive, Yale researchers find

No money for diapers: A depressing reality for poor mothers

For women with hysterectomies, estrogen may be a lifesaver after all

Playing with glass safely — and making it stronger

A team led by researchers at Yale , University of Oxford, and University of California-Davis have constructed a detailed evolutionary history of the 18,000 species of spiny-rayed fishes existing today. (Image by Patrick Lynch)
From flounders to seahorses: Evolutionary success of spiny-rayed fishes detailed

Dr. Mark Michalski is ready to print a 3-D brain (maybe yours)

New report holds U.N. responsible for Haitian cholera epidemic

Typhoid’s lethal secret revealed by Yale researchers

Nature’s own nanoparticles harnessed to target disease

Development of hands and feet may help unlock evolution’s toolkit

Brain-penetrating particle attacks deadly tumors

Water droplets prefer the soft touch

Yale researchers unravel genetics of dyslexia and language impairment

Scratching the surface: why skin allergies make us itch

Galaxy in its death throes may hold clues to birth of dwarf systems

How the turtle got its shell

Ancient cousin of Triceratops highlights turnover among horned dinosaurs

Study: Men seeking career advancement are favored for flextime


Vassar president and Bain Capital director joining the Yale Corporation

Peter Crane

Sir Peter Crane reappointed as F&ES dean

Yale’s Handelsman nominated for key U.S. science post

New director announced for Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

New director named for Systems Biology Institute at West Campus

Endowed professorships

Paul Bushkovitch: Reuben Post Halleck Professor of History

Hannan Hever: Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature

Dr. Naftali Kaminski:  Boehringer-Ingelheim Professor of Internal Medicine

Jaehong Kim: Barton L. Weller Associate Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Andre Levchenko: John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Anders Winroth: Inaugural Forst Family Professor of History


Don Tonry, longtime athletic trainer

Edmund S. Morgan, renowned historian

Stanislav Kasl, psychosocial epidemiologist

John Hollander, poet and scholar

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