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April 26, 2017
Professor Bromwich is among 35 recipients of this year’s awards, given by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Each fellow will receive up to $200,000 to pursue significant...
April 24, 2017
As the 12 New Haven high school students who formed its inaugural class prepare to graduate, “Citizens, Thinkers, Writers: Reflecting on Civic Life,” (CTW) a residential...
April 4, 2017
The headline from The New York Times announcing the success of Yale’s Directed Studies program nearly 70 years ago. Directed Studies (DS), which began in the 1940s as “an...
April 3, 2017
Democratizing the Great Books At a time when many of the values that underpin our democracy are under threat, educators of whatever political disposition should...
April 3, 2017
The Directed Studies program celebrated its 70th anniversary this past weekend with seminars, five panels and a special exhibit at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript...
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...

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