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Future Year Friday: The Value of Work Experience During Deferred Enrollment

Today on the blog we check in with our enrolled Future Year Scholars to hear their thoughts on the value of gaining a few years of work experience after undergrad and prior to starting an MBA program. Katherine Alford, Director of Admissions for the Future Year Scholars Program, recently hosted a panel featuring a few students who enrolled at Darden last fall after they applied through the Future Year Scholars program and spent a few...

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Publication Requirements for PhD Students

I recently saw a thread on Twitter about an advisor and/or institution which required PhD students to have three papers in high-prestige conferences before they can graduate. I was surprised about this, this is certainly not my perspective. To me, the core goal of a PhD is learning to be a good researcher. As part of this, students do need to publish as evidence that they have acquired research skills, but I personally would never say...

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Mark Reed, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Electrical Engineering, dies at 66

Mark Reed, Harold Hodgkinson Professor of Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics and the current director of undergraduate studies for electrical engineering, died on May 5. Reed, who was in the midst of teaching “Advanced Electron Devices” and additional small-group projects this semester, earned a doctorate in physics from Syracuse University in 1983 and came to Yale in 1990. His research focuses on nanotechnology and is...

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Student Founders Discuss Resources, Represent Darden in Annual E-Cup

In addition to the robust lineup of resources available to Darden students through the Batten Institute (Vp(x)2, Startup Academy, a host of speaker series, Batten Venture Internship Program, year-round programming… the list goes on and on), the University of Virginia maintains an entrepreneurship hub which serves to connect the many Entrepreneurship Centers around the University and “catalyze entrepreneurship efforts”. There’s...

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Faculty, students weigh in on weekly seminars

Depending on the class year, department and specific course, Yalies might find a variety of class lengths on their schedule — ranging from twice a week, 75-minute classes to a weekly seminar of 110 minutes. But while some students and professors find the once-weekly seminar a helpful tool for focusing on the material and managing workloads, others told the News that it is not enough time or student-faculty contact to make the classes...

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New Jackson senior fellow remains under investigation for ethics violations

One of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs’ newest fellows remains under investigation in Canada for ethics violations.  Bill Morneau, the former finance minister of Canada, joined the Jackson Institute as a senior fellow this January. As finance minister from 2015 to 2020, he oversaw the Canadian response to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recession. Before that he was the CEO of Morneau Shepell, the largest human...

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Yale deans outline concrete measures faculty can take to alleviate student stress

Yale administrators have recently encouraged faculty to take measures to reduce student stress. While some professors have canceled assignments and extended deadlines, others have continued as scheduled. On March 26, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tamar Gendler, Dean of Yale College Marvin Chun and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Lynn Cooley sent an email to all FAS faculty and instructors in Yale College and...

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Darden Alumnae Leaders on Leading During Uncertainty

Speaking to the UVA Darden School of Business community at a Women@Darden speaker series event moderated by Darden Professor Vivian Riefberg, Darden alumnae and members of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees Martina Hund-Mejean (MBA ’88) and Carolyn Miles (MBA ’88) offered guidance for leading through uncertainty and strategies for sustainable professional growth. Key priorities in a time of crisis or uncertainty include...