A front-page article of the Jan. 26 Yale Bulletin & Calendar inaccurately described C. Megan Urry as "the first female chair in the physical sciences at Yale."
While Urry is indeed the first female chair of the Department of Physics, Yale already had one female chair in the physical sciences, a broader field that includes several disciplines. She is Professor Lisa Pfefferle, who chaired the Department of Chemical Engineering in the 1990s.
It should also be noted that, while Urry is the first female tenured professor to hold a primary appointment in the Department of Physics, former Yale faculty member Karin Rabe held a secondary appointment in physics, although she was affiliated primarily with the Department of Applied Physics.
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