Yale University

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Yale University

Yale University

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Yale University is an illustrious private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. It was founded in 1701 and is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S.

Originally chartered as the "Collegiate School", Yale traces its roots to 17th-century clergymen who wished to establish a college to train more clergy and political leaders for the colony. In 1718, the College was renamed "Yale College" to honor a gift from Elihu Yale, a governor of the British East India Company. In 1861, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences became the first U.S. institution to award the PhD. Yale became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900.

Yale College was transformed, beginning in the 1930s, through the creation of its residential colleges: 12 now exist and two more are planned. Yale employs over 1,100 faculty to teach and advise about 5,300 undergraduate and 6,100 graduate and professional students. Almost all tenured professors teach undergraduate courses, more than 2,000 of which are offered annually. At the graduate level, Yale Law School, Yale School of Art, and Yale School of Drama are particularly well-regarded. Yale Law School is the most selective law school in the United States.

The University's assets include an endowment of $19.4 billion as of 2011, the second-largest of any academic institution in the world. Yale's system of more than two dozen libraries holds 12.5 million volumes. 49 Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the University as students, faculty, and staff. Yale has produced many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and several foreign heads of state.

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Screenings by three contemporary African filmmakers will be accompanied by Q&As, panel discussions, and more. Events are free and open to the public with RSVP.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Yale’s presence in the Middle East — and its own presence at Yale — is opening new avenues of scholarship and public outreach at home and around the globe.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Should businesses weaken ties with Saudi Arabia in response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi? SOM’s Bach helps weigh the costs and benefits.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
The mental health advocate and vlogger will speak on Friday, Oct. 26 about the latest science on the problems faced by people with serious mental illness.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
The program will mark a half century of pioneering work in child development with a two-day symposium at the Omni Hotel in New Haven on Oct. 22-23.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
When interviewing women, gatekeepers in charge of hiring are heavily influenced in their decisions by the biases of the employees the woman would work with.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Sergio Jaramillo Caro, the former High Commissioner for Peace who helped negotiate a historic agreement with FARC, will deliver the lecture on Oct. 24.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
The university has reached tentative agreement on a seven-year contract with the union representing its police officers.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in YaleNews and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
Researchers have found four new genes that act independently as risk factors for the disabling autoimmune disorder multiple sclerosis.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018