Yale University Library News

Commemorating Graduate Coeducation: Yale’s First Women Ph.D.s

March 11, 2016

All are invited to join us on April 5th for the official unveiling of a new portrait in Sterling Memorial Library of Yale’s first women PhDs, awarded in 1894. Celebrate this historic event for graduate coeducation. Yale’s decision to accept women would forever change academia and the course of women’s advancement. The first cohort of women graduates made an indelible mark on American culture as professors, writers, scientists, and activists. The Brooklyn based artist Brenda Zlamany has painted an inspiring portrait of these pioneers which will be on display permanently in the Sterling Memorial Library Nave.

To learn more about the history of graduate coeducation and about the artist’s process of painting the portrait, join us in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall from 3:30-4:30.

After the lecture, we will gather for remarks by President Salovey and faculty followed by a reception in the Sterling Memorial Library Nave.