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School Notes: Yale College
September/October 2016

Heads named for new colleges

Charles Bailyn, professor of astronomy and physics, has been named head of Benjamin Franklin College. Bailyn earned his BS in astronomy and physics from Yale College in 1981 and joined the faculty in 1990. In 2010 he was named the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Astronomy and Physics. From 2011 to 2016 he served as the inaugural dean of the faculty of Yale-NUS College in Singapore.

Tina Lu, professor of East Asian languages and literatures, has been named head of Pauli Murray College. Lu, who joined the faculty in 2008, has served as EALL’s director of graduate studies (2009–10), director of undergraduate studies (2012–13), and chair (2013–present). In 2009 she was a visiting professor with the Yale-PKU program in Beijing; since 2013 she has been a consulting faculty member to Yale-NUS College, where she taught as a visiting professor in spring 2015.

New head named in Silliman College

Laurie R. Santos, professor of psychology, has been named the next head of Silliman College for a five-year term, effective July 1, President Peter Salovey announced in June. Santos received her AB in psychology and biology in 1997, and her PhD in psychology in 2003, both from Harvard University. She joined Yale’s faculty in 2003. Santos examines the origins of human cognition by focusing on two different groups of animals: non-human primates and the domesticated dog. She is director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory and of the Canine Cognition Center at Yale.

Alumnus is Yale’s chief operating officer

Jack F. Callahan Jr. ’80 has been appointed the university’s senior vice president for operations. Callahan earned a BA at Yale and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth in 1986. He has held leadership positions at a number of major global organizations, among them McKinsey and Company, General Electric, PepsiCo, and Dean Foods, and has served on the board of directors of MetroPCS. He is currently executive vice president and chief financial officer of S&P Global (formerly McGraw Hill Financial) in New York City. 

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