On May 9th, scholars from across Yale assembled at the Greenberg Conference Center for the final session of a semester-long workshop series entitled “Contemplating the Rise of Asian Cities.” Organized by Professors Erik Harms, Helen Siu, and K. Sivaramakrishnan, and sponsored by the Whitney Humanities Center, the MacMillan Center, and the Councils on South, Southeast, and East Asian Studies, the interdisciplinary workshop series assembled a broad mix of scholars studying Asian cities from...
Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa (center) were officially welcomed into the YYAS family with gifts given by current YYAS instructors Yaa Ampofo ’16 and Roy Randen ’18.
President Peter Salovey hosted a visit by Zimbabwean entrepreneurs and philanthropists Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa on campus last week, where they were honored for their generous support to the Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS), a week-long academic enrichment program that aims to connect Africa’s most talented high school students to academic opportunities in the United States and beyond. Their gift to YYAS through the Higherlife Foundation will serve 900 students over the next three...
Joe Fox, seated, with President Peter Salovey; Benjamin Cashore, Fox Director; Ian Shapiro, Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center, Julia Muravnik, Fox Coordinator; and Mrs. Alison Barbour Fox and family.
On May 12, the MacMillan Center hosted a celebration of Joseph C. Fox’s life with a tree planting on its grounds in honor of his centennial birthday. Mr. Fox (Yale ’38) is the founder of the Fox International Fellowship at Yale. The event was attended by Mr. Fox, his wife, Alison Barbour Fox, his children, Yale President Peter Salovey, MacMillan Center Director Ian Shapiro, Fox Director Benjamin Cashore, Fox Coordinator Julia Muravnik, the Fox International Fellows at Yale, and other students...
Daniel Magaziner was recognized for his contributions to students with the Sarai Ribicoff ’75 Award for Teaching Excellence in Yale College. (Photo by Michael Marsland)
His American students often have little background about Africa, and his African students are frequently unstudied in history. But as they join together in Daniel Magaziner’s courses, both groups come to understand how much their histories and cultures are entangled. One student said of his classroom experience: “As I sit in the class, I often am bursting with energy and excitement; it feels as if we all leave each lecture better, more thoughtful, people.” For their teacher — the winner of the...
Participants gathered for the “Conflict in the South China Sea” international workshop on May 6, 2016.
On May 6th and May 7th Yale hosted an international conference exploring the Conflict in the South China Sea. The successful event featured speakers from across the United States and around the world. The event was sponsored by Yale’s Council on Southeast Asian Studies, the Council on East Asian Studies, and the Institute for Vietnamese Culture and Education. The conference program was organized into three panels. In the first panel, a series of experts commented on the history of the dispute...