While you were away: Yale's top summer stories revisited

Even as students took a break from academics, Yale remained as busy as ever this summer. From new faculty appointments to repurposing a miracle arthritis drug to Connecticut’s largest U.S. naturalization ceremony, there was plenty to talk about since Commencement. Catch up with some of the summer’s hottest stories and discover new ones at YaleNews.

32 undergraduate and graduate/professional students stayed in New Haven this summer as part of the Yale President’s Public Service Fellowship. (Photo by Michael Marsland)

Appointments

Ann Kurth, an expert on global health currently at New York University, will be the next dean of the Yale School of Nursing.
Ann Kurth, an expert on global health currently at New York University, will be the next dean of the Yale School of Nursing.

New alumni fellow elected: Dr. Eve Rice, author, psychiatrist, philanthropist

Stephen Murphy named vice president for finance and chief financial officer

Ann Kurth, expert in global health, to be the next dean at Yale School of Nursing

New directors named for three cultural centers

Sarah E. Insley to be next dean of Branford College

Endowed professorship appointments

Alan Kazdin as Sterling Professor of Psychology

Dr. Hal Blumenfeld as the Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology

Elizabeth H. Bradley as the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy

Margaret Clark as the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology

Alison Galvani as the Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Public Health

Jung Han as the Norton Professor in Technological Innovation

David Skelly as the Oastler Professor of Ecology

Former President George H.W. Bush is pictured with Yale College Council members Madeline Bauer,  Sarika Pandrangi, and Joseph English. (Photo by Lakshman Somasundaram)
Former President George H.W. Bush is pictured with Yale College Council members Madeline Bauer, Sarika Pandrangi, and Joseph English. (Photo by Lakshman Somasundaram)

Honors

George H.W. Bush honored by student leaders with an award for lifetime achievement

President Salovey honored by the American Psychological Association

Yale CIO David Swensen awarded Frankel Fiduciary Prize

Elimelech wins 2015 Eni Award for ‘Protection of the Environment’

Yale affiliates win Tony Awards

Five alumni to be honored at annual alumni assembly for their service to Yale

Campus & Community

'Rise'  is the first visual artwork by an African artist installed at the university outside the Yale Art Gallery. (Photo by Román Castellanos-Monfil)
'Rise' is the first visual artwork by an African artist installed at the university outside the Yale Art Gallery. (Photo by Román Castellanos-Monfil)

9 for 9: Yale meets commitments to increase college opportunity and socio-economic diversity

Yale Peabody Museum receives major gift to create state-of-the-art mineral gallery and programming venue

Campus hosts Connecticut’s largest-ever U.S. naturalization ceremony

From service to school: Yale to partner with Vetlink to strengthen pipeline of veterans to college

Yale alumni played key roles on road to Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision

State-of-the-art conservation on view at formal dedication of Cultural Heritage laboratory

Alumnus Karl Franz Williams to raise Anchor once again (the bar, that is)

Five tales of summer in the city by Yale President’s Public Service Fellows

Alumnus artist Titus Kaphar creates, connects, and builds community in New Haven

'Rise' at Ezra Stiles: Original contemporary African artwork unveiled

Arts & Humanities

The multispectral images show previously lost details in Martellus' depiction Africa that suggest the German cartographer used data from African sources, not European explorations.
The multispectral images show previously lost details in Martellus' depiction Africa that suggest the German cartographer used data from African sources, not European explorations.

Henry VIII, Cromwell, and Anne Boleyn: Yale's Tudor treasures

Hidden secrets of Yale’s 1491 world map revealed via multispectral imaging

Yale’s legacy in ‘Jurassic World’

American Revolution history made tangible in Yale collections

Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ at Yale: creating a masterwork one feather at a time

Warrior-Scholar Project: From the battlefield to the classroom

Yale School of Music and New Haven Public Schools: Changing lives through music-making

Psychologist’s memoir is a tale of misdiagnosis, mistreatment, and healing

You’d never know it wasn’t Bach (or even human)

Science & Medicine

Ancient snakes — a new hiss-tory

The adolescent brain develops differently in bipolar disorder

Best dads on the planet? Let’s start with these little guys

Eyeing top performance? Look to the pupil

Electricity’s human cost: Less sleep

For vitiligo patient, arthritis drug restores skin color

Astronomers have spotted a super-sized black hole in the early universe that grew much faster than its host galaxy. (Illustration by Michael S. Helfenbein)
Astronomers have spotted a super-sized black hole in the early universe that grew much faster than its host galaxy. (Illustration by Michael S. Helfenbein)

Yale team finds why BRCA gene resists cancer treatment

For astronomer, an insect is as worthy of observation as the cosmos

Astronomers find a massive black hole that outgrew its galaxy

Yale researchers beat untreatable eczema with arthritis drug

Study reveals what the world thinks of climate change

Yale study identifies ‘major player’ in skin cancer genes

Dust pillars of destruction reveal impact of cosmic wind on galaxy evolution

Understanding the firefly’s glow

Making ‘miniature brains’ from skin cells to better understand autism

Yale leads NIH-funded autism biomarkers study of pre-school and school-aged children

New Yale-led research reveals for the first time what the world thinks about climate change and why.
New Yale-led research reveals for the first time what the world thinks about climate change and why.

International

Yale and University of Puerto Rico team to create new M.D.-Ph.D.s

Doctors practicing asylum medicine look for scars of persecution

Study reveals what the world thinks of climate change

Chronicles of disaster: Hiroshima in the Yale University Library archives

Obamamania in Kenya: the view from Nairobi

Faculty Q&As

A new book by Yale political scientist Eitan D. Hersh, examines how political campaigns use data to target voters.
A new book by Yale political scientist Eitan D. Hersh, examines how political campaigns use data to target voters.

Douglas McKee and Edward O’Neill: learning a thing or two from the Teach Better Podcast

Medical Dean Robert Alpern: decreases in federal research funding

Joanne Freeman: The Redcoats are coming — to New Haven, that is

Costas Meghir: on the Greek debt crisis

Dirk Bergemann: Amazon at 20 —  the online retail giant’s impact

John Mack Faragher: on gunfights, U.S. colonialism, and studying the American West on the East Coast

Paul Bracken: putting the Iran nuclear deal in context

Eitan Hersh: how campaigns use data to target voters

In Memoriam

Linda H. Peterson, noted scholar and writing mentor

Joni Barnett, former director of physical education, community relations

Harold W. Scheffler, anthropologist illuminated fundamental patterns of kinship

Robert A. ('Bo') Burt, studied questions of religious culture and law

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