While you were away: Summer stories revisited

From the appointment of new deans to the endowment of Yale’s first professorship in poetry to the surprising results of an eye exam for an ancient sea scorpion, there was was certainly no shortage of news this summer. In fact, the following headlines represent only a fraction of the stories published in YaleNews from the time period between Commencement and Freshman Arrival. Even more can be found in the various channels on the YaleNews website.


New deans to lead Yale College, the Graduate School, and (for the first time) the FAS

RI treasurer Gina M. Raimondo elected as alumni fellow

Costas Arkolakis designated the Henry Kohn Associate Professor of Economics

Teresa Berger named the inaugural Golden Professor of Catholic Theology

Professor David Brion Davis was honored for his scholarly work on slavery and abolition.
Marvin Chun appointed the Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology

Andrew McGowan appointed the McFaddin Professor of Anglican Studies and Pastoral Theology


Yale professor, alumni receive National Medals in arts, humanities

Four Yale affiliates take home Tony Awards; others win nominations


Construction of new residential colleges moving forward, thanks to fundraising efforts

Yale meeting White House commitments to expand college opportunity

Alumnus Frederick Iseman endows first professorship of poetry at Yale

School of Nursing dean Margaret Grey to step down in August 2015

Infographic: Who’s on campus this summer?

Voices of global warming: Yale radio series makes ‘Climate Connections’

‘Inspiring Global Leadership’: Afro-American Cultural Center to celebrate 45th anniversary

Yale Center for British Art to close next year for interior conservation

Beinecke Library’s iconic building to close for renovation in May 2015

Zagsgter bike-sharing program provides new way to pedal around city

Looking back at 2013-2014


In hairless man, arthritis drug spurs hair growth — lots of it

Hi-ho! Astronomers discover seven dwarf galaxies

Extinct sea scorpion gets a Yale eye exam, with surprising results

Effort to model Facebook yields key to famous math problem (and a prize)

Migrating wildebeests, raging hippos, and robotic boats on Kenya’s Mara River

A man with almost no hair on his body has grown a full head of it after a novel treatment by doctors at Yale University. (Illustration by Michael Helfenbein)
In search for Alzheimer’s drug, a major STEP forward

Heart disease and strokes have dropped in the U.S. in last decade

Researchers reveal weakness in defenses of deadly brain tumor

Butterflies are free to change colors in new Yale research

Family ties may extend to our friends, study finds

Scientists track quantum errors in real time: step toward age of quantum computing

Urban heat — not a myth, and worst where it’s wet

Long-term use of aspirin may reduce risk for pancreatic cancer

Brain retains signs of childhood trauma — and a warning for substance abusers

Case closed — where the missing proton goes


New Haven Works celebrates first-year success with Governor Malloy, Yale, city and state officials

At a ceremony on June 19 on Yale’s West Campus, 71 Peck Place Elementary school sixth-graders received Certificates of Promotion, designating them as members of the first-ever sixth-grade graduating class at Yale. (Photo by Michael Marsland)
Affordable and compact: Yale students build home in West River neighborhood

Creative Classroom: Elihu Rubin teaches undergraduates to notice what is often ignored

Coding for the greater good: the NewHaven++Hackathon

Two for one: Retailers bringing European vibe to New Haven shopping scene

Yale’s first sixth-grade graduates


Yale’s Urban Design Workshop building bridges to the first peace park in the Middle East

Yale Remembers World War I

African leaders find inspiration and greater confidence at Yale and in New Haven

Q&A: Yale College student Eugene Kim on his recent trip to Ghana

Law School alumnus wins Malawi presidency

For the last two years, Frederick F. Wherry, an economic sociologist, has studied how people who were “invisible” in the financial system establish a financial identity and how those who are “under-banked” begin to enter the financial mainstream. (Photo by Michael Marsland)

Margaret Powell on ‘taking the train back to the 18th century’ at the Lewis Walpole Library

Art historian Diana Kleiner leans on buildings, and inspires others to do the same

Economic sociologist Frederick Wherry on the ‘sleeper social justice issue’

Dr. Aileen Gariepy: On contraception studies and the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby case

Dr. James Childs on the ebola virus


E. William Muehl, Divinity School professor for four decades

Quintin Johnstone, “iconic figure” at Yale Law School

Ruth Ellen duPont Lord, left mark on Yale and New Haven communities

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