Social Sciences

Conference to explore what data science can reveal about the world

October 17, 2017

The conference will examine a range of topics related to computational data analysis, from how languages spread to ways of improving the value of crowdsourcing.

Taking a knee: how to squander a teaching moment

October 12, 2017

Because the protests are altogether undifferentiated, unfocused, and uncommunicative concerning their content and targets, they are literally meaningless.

Three Yale alumni are recipients of MacArthur ‘genius’ grants

October 11, 2017

Three Yale alumni — visual artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, photographer Dawoud Bey, and psychologist Betsy Levy Paluck— have been named 2017 MacArthur Fellows.

SOM Insights: Listeners glean emotions better from voice-only communication

October 10, 2017

A new study from Yale SOM’s Michael Kraus finds that it’s easier for people to comprehend emotions from a voice alone than when watching video.

Pushy or laid back? Economic factors influence parenting style

October 10, 2017

A new study argues that parenting styles are shaped by economic factors that incentivize one strategy over others.

Memorial colloquium to honor Egyptologist William Kelly Simpson

October 5, 2017

The contributions of late Yale Professor William Kelly Simpson ’47, ’48 M.A., ’54 Ph.D. to Near Eastern studies will be recognized at a colloquium in his honor

Professor Elijah Anderson gives keynote at the Nobel Peace Prize forum

October 3, 2017

Professor Elijah Anderson delivered a keynote address at the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Forum, held at Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota Sept. 13-16.

In Pasadena, YDS explores a 'faithful' approach to immigration

October 2, 2017

The Divinity School hosted a panel discussion in Pasadena exploring a "faithful" approach to immigration.

New initiative explores how culture is intertwined with nature

September 29, 2017

A new collaborative initiative links scholars in the arts and humanities to deepen the understanding of the ways culture is intertwined with nature.

Researchers mobilize to save storm-ravaged Monkey Island

September 26, 2017

Researchers are working to save a valued research site devastated by Hurricane Maria — both the rhesus monkeys who live there and the staff who support them.