Each year, each of the undergraduate academic programs within the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences recognizes outstanding students who exhibit academic excellence and embody the spirit, energy and core values that are central to our mission.
2014-15 Alexander Rose Memorial Award for Creative Writing
2014-15 Betty Tarpley Turner Award for English
2014-15 Charles Fisher Award for History
2014-15 E. Halcott Turner Award for Jurisprudence
2014-15 Outstanding Student Awards (by program):
Applied Information Technology: Morgan Denner
Digital Communication: Robert Summerville
English: Kayla Crocker
Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology: Jennifer Anderson
History: Francisco Javier Rodriguez
Integrated Arts: Kasey Schultz
Interdisciplinary Studies: Sharon Walters
Jurisprudence: Christopher Finke
Psychology: Anthony Garove
Simulation and Digital Entertainment: Elisa Bragale
The Beatrice Kanigel Prize for Language and Literature in the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences is made possible by Robert Kanigel, a local author and former writer in residence in the Klein Family School of Communications Design. The award is in memory of his mother.
Beatrice Kanigel, born Beatrice Wolshine in 1921, grew up in Brooklyn, and attended Brooklyn College, where she earned a B.A. in English in 1941. She loved Keats, Shelley, Tennyson and the other English romantic poets, and Thomas Mann and Jane Austen among other writers. She exulted in Broadway’s golden age of Cole Porter, Lerner and Loewe, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. For many years in Brooklyn, she was active in Hadassah, a Jewish woman’s organization, for whose staged musical productions she wrote new lyrics to Broadway show tunes, and had a fine old time putting them on. She could recite Shakespearean sonnets from memory, and wrote occasional sonnets herself, as well as several published essays about her Brooklyn childhood. She read voluminously all her life, high-brow and low, from archaeology and the middle ages to Gore Vidal and Rex Stout, and inspired her three children, two of whom became writers or journalists.
Through this fellowship program, students have the opportunity to participate in scholarship (research or a creative activity) in partnership with faculty mentors, allowing Fellows to gain valuable learning experiences through participation in the major phases of research and creative activity projects.