Yale college

Dean honors Poorvu award recipients

Yale College dean Marvin Chun hosted a virtual reception on March 2 to honor the recipients of the annual PoorvuFamily Fund for Academic Innovation Award, created to recognize excellence in teaching. This year’s recipients are Yale faculty members Jennifer Allen, Aimee Cox, Jonas Elbousty, and Wendy Gilbert. Allen is an assistant professor of history who studies late twentieth-century European cultural practices; Cox is an associate professor in African American studies and anthropology; Elbousty is director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; and Gilbert is an associate professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry.

Two alumni named Gates Cambridge Scholars

Hallie Gaitsch and Clara Ma, both members of the Yale College Class of 2019, are among 24 US citizens who have been named 2021 Gates Cambridge Scholars. The scholarship, given every year to approximately 80 students from around the world, covers the full cost of attendance at the University of Cambridge for students pursuing a full-time postgraduate degree. Gaitsch will pursue a PhD in clinical neurosciences. Ma, who will complete her study of global affairs this year as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in China, will pursue a PhD in land economy.

Recent graduate to study at Oxford as a Marshall Scholar

Yale College alumna Keerthana Annamaneni ’20 will begin study next year at the University of Oxford as one of the 46 winners of the Marshall Scholarship and plans to pursue a master of philosophy degree in political theory. She majored in political science, where she was part of the multidisciplinary academic program in human rights. She is interested in political philosophy, with a focus on theories of punishment. She interned for the New York Times; was editor-in-chief of the Politic, a Yale student-run publication; and currently is an assistant editor for Foreign Affairs.

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