May 2024 News

Four junior faculty members receive this year’s Poorvu Innovation Award
February 12, 2024
Text and photo by Yale News. Four Yale faculty members — Nana Osei Quarshie, Ian Turner, Erika Valdivieso, and Meryem Ezgi Yalçın — have been named recipients of the 2023–24 Poorvu Family Fund for Academic Innovation award,...
Library joins “For Humanity Illuminated” celebration of Yale’s cultural heritage collections
August 17, 2023
Text by Deborah Cannarella. Photo by Raccoon London. In June, more than 300 members of the Yale community—including alumni, friends, faculty, and staff—gathered at the Savoy Hotel in London for the “For Humanity Illuminated...
Project makes Ottoman-Turkish manuscripts accessible to scholars
June 26, 2023
Text by Mike Cummings. Photo by Allie Barton.  Turning the pages of a manuscript copy of the Maʿrifetnāme, an 18th-century encyclopedia authored by the Ottoman scholar and Sufi poet İbrāhīm Ḥaḳḳī Efendi, can lead readers to...
Assyria: Chronicling the rise and fall of the world’s first empire
May 26, 2023
Text by Susan Gonzalez.  In his new book “Assyria: The Rise and Fall of the World’s First Empire” (Basic Books), Yale professor Eckart Frahm offers a comprehensive history of the ancient civilization (circa 2025 BCE to 609...
By studying ancient residues, scholar Andrew Koh finds clues of humanity’s past
March 21, 2023
Text by Mike Cummings. Portrait by Dan Renzetti. Photo illustration by Michael S. Helfenbein. When archaeological scientist Andrew Koh unearths a dusty artifact, say a clay pot or alabaster jar, the last thing he’ll do is...