Announcements

Initial Implementation Actions on Science Priorities

December 3, 2018
Peter Schiffer, Vice Provost for Research, announces initial implementations for the science priorities approved by President Salovey. Immediate actions will focus on the recommended cross-cutting priorities and represent substantial commitments by the university to improve internal funding for graduate students to reduce funding pressure on external research grants and to upgrade and refresh existing core facilities.

New University Report Recommends Science Priorities for the Decade Ahead

June 15, 2018
A university committee has made strategic recommendations to bolster Yale’s position as a leading global research university and nurture scientific discoveries with the potential to improve the world. The report recommends bold priorities for investment and changes to organizational structure.

Six Yale professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2018
Six Yale faculty members have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Jeff Brock Named the Inaugural Dean of Science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at Yale

April 2, 2018
Jeff Brock, director of the campus-wide Data Science Initiative at Brown University and former chair of Brown’s Department of Mathematics, has been named the inaugural dean of science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at Yale. Brock, a mathematician who focuses on low-dimensional geometry and topology, will join the FAS faculty on July 1 and assume the role of FAS dean of science on Jan. 1, 2019.

Yale School of Medicine Forms New Center

February 2, 2018
The Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science (CBDS) will support and facilitate data science activities at the medical school and for biological and biomedical data science activities across the university.

Yale’s West Campus Marks Ten Years, With More to Come

November 2, 2017
The West Campus Institutes today connect 41 faculty laboratories with attendant graduate students and post-docs across health science, cultural heritage, and energy science.

Inaugural Data Science Workshop Highlights Social Sciences

October 30, 2017
On Oct. 20, Yale held its first Data Science Workshop, a daylong event focused on computational social science. Computer science professor Dragomir Radev and other organizers said the workshop reflected Yale’s increased commitment to data science, and may become part of an ongoing series of workshops. Earlier this year, Yale renamed its statistics department as the Department of Statistics and Data Science and launched a new undergraduate major in statistics and data science.