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School Notes: Yale College
July/August 2015

University celebrates construction of new colleges

President Peter Salovey, President Emeritus Richard C. Levin, and an assembly of university leaders, alumni benefactors, New Haven city officials, and project team members heralded a new chapter for Yale College on April 16 at a celebration marking the construction of two new residential colleges near Ingalls Rink. Yale College dean Jonathan Holloway called the new colleges a statement that “Yale’s commitment to the liberal arts remains firmly intact,” and said, “This is an event many years in the planning. If the adage is true that good things come to those who wait, we are in for something special when the doors to these colleges open!”

New Morse, Timothy Dwight masters

Anthropologist Catherine Panter-Brick will be the next master of Morse College. Panter-Brick holds appointments in the Department of Anthropology, the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and the School of Public Health. Her research at Yale focuses on human health and resilience in the face of adversity. As an anthropologist, she works on mental health, violence, and well being among populations faced with poverty, famine, war, and social marginalization.

Historian Mary Lui will be the next master of Timothy Dwight College. A member of the faculty of the Departments of American Studies and History, Lui is currently director of graduate studies in American studies and received the Graduate Mentor Award in the Humanities last year. She is also affiliated with Yale’s programs in ethnicity, race, and migration, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

Dean named Morgan Professor

In March, Yale College dean Jonathan Holloway was named the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies. Holloway, a specialist in post-emancipation US history with a focus on cultural and intellectual history, is the author of Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919–1941 and Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940. He has written an introduction for a new edition of W. E. B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk, newly published by Yale University Press.

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