Graduate school of arts and sciences

Four receive Wilbur Cross Medals

Four alumni of the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences received the 2023 Wilbur Cross Medals in honor of their outstanding work and service. The Graduate School and the Graduate School Alumni Association annually award the Wilbur Cross Medal to alumni to honor exceptional work in scholarship, public service, teaching, or academic administration. 

This year’s honorees are: Elizabeth Bradley ’96PhD (public health), for her leading scholarship in public health and her unwavering commitment to the health and wellbeing of local and global communities; Robert Gooding-Williams ’82PhD (philosophy), for his significant contributions to the fields of philosophy, political theory, and race theory; James M. Jones ’70PhD (psychology), for his transformative scholarship in the study of race, racism, and diversity in the last 50 years; and Che-Chia Wei ’85PhD (electrical engineering), for technological innovation—including the miniaturization of integrated circuits—and leadership in the semiconductor industry. The medalists were invited to campus in October to receive their medals and to deliver lectures in their graduate departments. 

The Wilbur Cross Medal honors the continued legacy of service and excellence inaugurated by Wilbur Lucius Cross (1889 PhD), who served as dean of the Graduate School from 1916 to 1930, and later as governor of Connecticut from 1930 to 1939. The award is the highest honor that the Yale Graduate School bestows on its alumni.

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