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February 8, 2017
Teaching Excellence at Yale Lecturing elegantly and effectively requires a deft balance between raising intellectual stakes for students and speaking in everyday language....
December 22, 2016
Op-Ed Does America have a religion? For the answer, look to Walt Whitman Does America have a religion? It seems a strange question to ask. Some Americans have one religion,...
December 15, 2016
This is a book about a poem. But what a poem! Bloch’s explication of Stéphane Mallarmé’s epic, newly translated by J. D. McClatchy, makes the case for its importance. Read...
November 22, 2016
The Humanities Program is proud to announce that two of Yale’s three Rhodes Scholarships this year went to students who completed Directed Studies. Congratulations to Hannah...
November 3, 2016
Mary Beard, one of Britain’s best-known classicists, will present the ninth annual Rostovtzeff Lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 in Rm. 102 of Linsly-Chittenden Hall...
October 24, 2016
NEW HAVEN — Looking at Chinese script, you might empathize with the words of an 18th-century Jesuit missionary: “One can only endure the pain of learning it for the love of...
October 22, 2016
The upcoming face-off between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will just be a TV spectacle. Real debate takes place in governing (or at least used to) The first presidential...
Anisa Williams-Ranciato consults her book in a "Citizens" seminar
July 26, 2016
“This sounds like the Rousseau we read earlier, right?” asked 16-year-old Nyla Harrison, a senior at Hill Regional Career High School (HRC) in New Haven, eyes flitting...
April 25, 2016
Eight years ago, Jing Tsu came across an 1897 user’s manual for the first Chinese-language typewriter. Little did she anticipate the long detour that would bring her to write...
April 15, 2016
Professor Francesco Casetti, chair of the Film and Media Studies Program, recently received one of the most prestigious European awards in film and media studies — the XIV...

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