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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After 15 years of service, the theorist and Sterling Professor of Political Science Ian Shapiro will step down from his role on June 30.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Nate Nickerson of MIT will lead Yale’s Office of Public Affairs & Communications and serve as the university’s chief communications officer starting March 1.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Co-founded by SOM alumni Will Sealy and Paul Joo, Summer unites tech and policy expertise in an app that guides borrowers through the maze of government loans.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Activists Barbara Fair, Kerry Ellington, Aaron Jafferis, and Mikveh Warshaw will participate in the Jan. 23 discussion, titled “Think Globally, Act Locally.”
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The latest “Project Pitch” event at the Department of Statistics and Data Science featured presentations on topics as diverse as linguistics and public health.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019
Emily Coates, associate professor of theater studies, and Sarah Demers, the Horace D. Taft Associate Professor of Physics (Yale University Press)
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in YaleNews and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university.
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
In addition to promoting more minority practitioners in addiction medicine and psychiatry, the new program will seek to improve outcomes for minority patients.
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
Faculty, students, and staff are invited to a presentation on the upcoming renovation of Bass Library on Jan. 23 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Sterling Library.
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
Ahuja discusses her career, becoming a physician-leader, changes in a science and culture of surgery, and her goals for Yale Medicine’s future.
Wed, 16 Jan 2019