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The Citations, a graduate student a cappella singing group, entertain alumni in the Department of Chemistry.


1999 Bios

Francis Sellers Collins, M.D., Ph.D., 1974 (Physical Chemistry)  Francis Sellers Collins, director of the National Center for Human Genome Research at the National Institutes of Health, was honored for groundbreaking scientific work as a molecular biologist, for effective leadership, and for his monumental contribution to human knowledge. He began his career in chemistry, completing a doctorate at the Yale Graduate School in just three years with a project involving the theory of vibrational energy transfer.

2000 Bios

James G. Arthur '70 Ph.D., (Mathematics)  James G. Arthur is an internationally renowned mathematician whose work in automorphic forms and representation theory--particularly innovative trace formula--has significantly advanced the quest for a grand unified mathematical theory. A native of Canada, he earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Toronto before coming to Yale for his Ph.D. He was named a Toronto "University Professor," a title of distinction awarded to very few.

2001 Bios

Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León '81 Ph.D., (Economics)  Zedillo earned his Ph.D. in economics from Yale in 1981 with a dissertation on Mexico's external debt crisis. Born in Mexico, he attended college at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City. While still an undergraduate, he took a position in the government's economic policy office and became active in the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party).

2002 Bios

Linda Gordon '70 Ph.D., (History)  Gordon, a professor at New York University (NYU), is considered one of the most important scholars in the field of American history, women's history and social policy today. Her recent book, "The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction," an examination of adoption and ethnic tension in early 20th-century America, won both academic prizes and general acclaim. Before joining the faculty of NYU in 1999, she held an endowed chair at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she taught for 15 years.

2003 Bios

Edward L. Ayers ’80 PhD (American Studies)  Edward Ayers, a professor of history at the University of Virginia, earned his Ph.D. from Yale in 1980 in American Studies. He is one of the pre-eminent historians of the American South and a pioneer in the creative use of the Internet for education and research. His 1992 book, "The Promise of the New South: Life after Reconstruction," won numerous awards and has become the standard work in the field.

2004 Bios

William Cronon ’90 PhD (History) William Crononis an innovative educator and a pioneering environmental historian. He taught at Yale, 1981-1992, after earning a D.Phil. from Oxford. He then joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, where he holds that school's most distinguished appointment, the Vilas Research Professorship. He has been designated a Rhodes Scholar, Danforth Fellow, MacArthur Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow.

2005 Bios

Lincoln Pierson Brower '57 PhD (Zoology), a research professor at Sweet Briar College, has spent nearly 50 years studying butterfly ecology and evolution. He taught for 23 years before becoming Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Florida. His research on the migration of the monarch butterfly has expanded scientific knowledge and influenced public thinking about the conservation of endangered ecosystems. Author of more than 200 scientific papers and editor of two books, he has produced two Emmy Award-winning documentary films.


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