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During the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors encountered enormous challenges, including a shortage of clinicians to treat the volume of sick patients and a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies.  Facing these problems in New Haven, Tracy Rabin, MD, ...
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This year, two visiting scholars have brought novel perspectives on African history, art, and literature to Yale audiences. Their work augments several developments related to African art at Yale during the 2023-2024 academic year, such as the African Art in Motion conference ...
On April 27, the Yale Africa Startup Review (YASR), a student organization promoting discussion about and involvement in the African startup landscape, held its annual conference at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale and published its #YASR30 List, a list of 30 ea...
In a trip to Côte d’Ivoire and Rwanda — his third visit to Africa as the university’s leader — President Peter Salovey is reinforcing Yale’s commitment to global collaboration and educational partnerships. For full details of the visit, read...
The Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) is helping cultural institutions protect and share stories of the continent’s diverse civilizations. With its inaugural cohort of the Yale Directors Forum — a first-of-its-kind fellowship program for gl...
Yale delegation at the Musée des Civilizations de Côte d'Ivoire
A Yale delegation led by Yale School of Art dean Kymberly Pinder and professor Cajetan Iheka, who chairs the Yale MacMillan Center’s Council on African Studies (CAS), recently concluded visits to Nigeria, Ghana, and Cote d'Ivoire. Emphasizing the importance of strate...
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan
On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan delivered a talk entitled "Democracy: Hope and Window to Africa's Future" to an audience of Yale students, faculty, and community members in Luce Hall. Jonathan currently serves as the c...
The Office of International Affairs has released the September 2023 edition of the Focus on Africa newsletter. This edition features original stories about the Yale Young African Scholars program conducted in summer of this year, an interview with Omobalaji Olarinmoye, Librari...
YYAS students standing in a formation depicting the outline of Africa
Over the summer, secondary school students from across Africa engaged in the Yale Young African Scholars academic enrichment program. With the successful relaunch of the residential program, after having entirely online programming since the beginning of the pandemic, 48 stude...
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Omobalaji Olarinmoye, a scholar of politics, international development, religious studies, and peacebuilding, recently assumed the position of Librarian of African Studies at the Sterling Memorial Library. In an interview with the Office of International Affairs, Olarinmoye sh...

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