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School Notes: Yale College
January/February 2019

Schwarzman Scholars include Yale student and alumna

Clara Ma ’19 and Seyoung Lee ’16 have been named 2020 Schwarzman Scholars. Ma studies geology & geophysics and political science; Lee earned a bachelor’s degree in ethics, politics, and economics. The Schwarzman Scholar Class of 2020 was selected from over 2,800 applicants. It comprises students from 38 countries and 119 universities, with 40 percent originating from the United States, 20 percent from China, and 40 percent from the rest of the world. The Class of 2020 will enroll in August 2019 and spend a year studying in China.

Students honored with Arts & Media Innovation Awards

Tsai CITY and the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) announced this fall the winners of the Arts and Media Innovation Award, created to encourage Yale students to apply their creativity to encourage art and multimedia explorations of Asian-American identity. The five prizes, in the form of $500 grants, were awarded to: Emily Li ’22 and Caroline Ho ’22; Molly Ono ’20 and Mariko Rooks ’21; Skyler Chin ’19; Liyan Zhao ’19MFA; and Annie Cheng ’20.

Alumni screen documentary on campus

In November, Andrew Solomon ’85 and Rachel Dretzin ’87 returned to campus and screened Far from the Tree, directed by Dretzin and based on the New York Times bestseller written by Solomon. The documentary features a child with Down syndrome, a nonverbal child with autism, a family’s one little person, and parents of a child who has committed an unspeakable crime. The event, supported by the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, was followed by a panel discussion that included faculty from the School of Medicine.

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