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David Bartlett ’67MDiv, ’72PhD (left), the Lantz Professor Emeritus of Christian Communication at the Divinity School and the school’s associate dean from 1993 to 2004, died on October 12. He was 76. Bartlett worked as both a preacher and professor throughout his career, combining parish ministry with academic appointments at several seminaries before coming to Yale in 1990. “He was a superb preacher and a dearly loved teacher,” wrote Divinity School dean Greg Sterling in a tribute.



Yale students and alumni are among this year’s recipients of Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships for study in the United Kingdom. Javaughn Flowers ’17 and Daniel Judt ’18 were named Rhodes Scholars, and Erika Lynn-Green ’18, Amanda Royka ’18, and David Shimer ’18 were chosen as Marshall Scholars. Yale-NUS College in Singapore had its first Rhodes Scholar this year: Nicholas Carverhill, a 2017 graduate from Saskatoon, Canada.

Four alumni of the Graduate School were awarded the Wilbur Cross Medal—the school’s highest honor—in October. The awardees are economist Douglas Diamond ’80PhD; biologist and social scientist Donna Haraway ’72PhD; neuroscientist Eric Nestler ’76, ’82PhD, ’83MD; and criminologist Lawrence Sherman ’76PhD.



Mechanical engineering and materials science professor Mitchell Smooke has been appointed Interim Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Smooke, who served as acting dean once before, in 2000, has been on the Yale faculty since 1984. T. Kyle Vanderlick stepped down in December after ten years as dean; a search committee has been formed to find a permanent successor.

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