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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In a new survey, Global Network for Advanced Management faculty members overwhelmingly agree that climate change should be incorporated into core MBA curricula.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Harvard professor Ofer Levy ’88 and his partners have completed the first-ever analysis of the first week of human life at the molecular resolution.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
A board member at the Yale-China Association, Ayenew is the author of the newly published book, “The Complete Beginner’s Guide to China-Africa Relations.”
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
New research by the Yale Systems Biology Institute advances the genetic understanding of cancer cells and the science of immunotherapy treatment.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
A new study out of the Yale School of Public Health underscores the importance of T-cell count and viral load in developing cancer among those with HIV/AIDS.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
As the vaping epidemic continues, Yale Medicine researchers point to well-known health risks associated with nicotine.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Sarah Drummond ’93 discusses how a leader can successfully navigate and implement change and more in the March episode of the Yale Divinity School podcast.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history, will give the Spring 2019 Chubb Fellowship Lecture on April 3 at 4:30 p.m., in Levinson Auditorium.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019
The $25,000 award is designed “to give outstanding instrumentalists significant recognition on which to continue to build their careers.”
Tue, 19 Mar 2019
Alastair Adams painted the portrait of the late deputy dean for academic and scientific affairs at Yale School of Medicine. It was unveiled on March 11.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019