Dean’s Notes 11-1-2016

November 1, 2016

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of October 31, 2016
In reference to the e-mail that HC Clark sent out yesterday, please remember that I have office hours throughout the week, every week. Also, now that we are officially in the second half of the term, it might be a good time for us to touch base if you haven’t had a one-on-one appointment with me already! See below to make an appointment – thanks.
A large portion of this week’s Dean’s Notes refer to CIPE week – please see the detailed schedule in the notes below.
TC Dean’s Office:
To make an appointment with me, please visit the office or call/e-mail Leah at (203) 432-0722 (leah.jehan@yale.edu). Our hours are M-F 8:30-5:00pm and I have a set of office hours each day of the week. It is best to make an appointment with Leah, but feel free to stop by to see if I’m available. Keep in mind that we don’t set up appointments during the evening/weekends.
ACADEMICS
Yale Degree Audit: Check it out if you haven’t already! Yale Degree Audit (YDA) is a tool that tracks your progress toward the bachelor’s degree. YDA is located on the Academics tab of Student Information System (SIS). YDA displays the Yale College degree requirements that you have already completed and those that are still pending.

UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINES

November 11 Last day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option to a letter grade in a full-term course.
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the second half of the term without the course appearing on your transcript.
November 18 November Recess begins at 5:30pm
November 28 Classes resume
December 2 Last day to convert from the Cr/D/Fail option to a letter grade in a course offered in the second half of the term.
December 9 Classes end, 5:30pm; reading period begins
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course or a course offered in the second half of the term.
TUTORING
Writing Tutors: http://www.yale.edu/bass
Writing Partners: www.yale.edu/writing
Sc/QR Tutoring: http://www.yale.edu/mstutor
Find out if your QR/Sc course has a peer tutor here! http://ctl.yale.edu/tutoring/quantitative-reasoning-science/look-your-qr...
Language Tutoring: http://cls.yale.edu/foreign-language-tutoring
TC Resident Writing Tutor: The TC Writing Tutor is Adam Sexton. His office is in the basement of TC, room 29, and his email address is adam.sexton@yale.edu. He has regular hours, which are posted at www.yale.edu/bass/tutoring. For your information, a Yale College student may seek the help and advice of any tutor in any residential college.
TC Resident Math and Science Tutor: The TC math and science tutor is Chuan Du. Chuan has a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is currently a 2nd year PhD student in Economics at Yale. Chuan’s office hours will be held on Sunday 8-11pm and Tuesday 8-10pm. He will be based in room Basement Room 29 (near Entryway G). Please drop-in to say hi, enquire about Economics, Econometrics, calculus, linear algebra, future graduate studies or any combinations of the above.

Yale Center for Teaching and Learning’s support for Yale College students:

• The new Academic Strategies Program: This program offers workshops and 1-1 mentoring on key academic skills, including time management, working with faculty, notetaking and class engagement, and exam study strategies. For a current list of workshops and mentoring sign-up, see http://ctl.yale.edu/tutoring/academic-strategies, or contact Karin Gosselink, Director, at karin.gosselink@yale.edu.

• In addition to our Residential College Writing Tutors and our Writing Partner programs, the Writing Center now offers Writing Study Halls. The study halls offer a quiet, supportive, and productive space for students to write, and are staffed by Writing Partners. Study halls will be held at the Yale College Writing Center, 35 Broadway (rear entrance behind Toad’s) Sundays 3-6 pm and Wednesdays 7-10 pm.

Individual Academic Strategies Consultations
Our peer mentors are trained to help you set academic goals, find strengths to build on, and develop new strategies for approaching your academic work. Request an individual session at a time that works for you—email academicstrategies@yale.edu.

Upcoming Academic Strategies Workshops
Tackling Problem Sets
• Complete problems sets efficiently and with maximum learning.
• Tuesday, Nov. 1, @ 6 pm, Yale College Writing Center (35 Broadway, rear entrance behind Toad’s)
Working with Faculty
• Build academic and professional relationships with Yale instructors.
• Tuesday, November 8 @ 6 pm, Yale College Writing Center (35 Broadway, rear entrance behind Toad’s)
Exam Study Strategies:
• Reduce exam stress with new strategies for midterms and finals.
• Tuesday, Nov. 1 @ 7:30 pm, La Casa Cultural
• Wednesday, Nov. 2 @ 6 pm – Ezra Stiles College Fellows Lounge
See http://ctl.yale.edu/tutoring/academic-strategies for updates!

SOPHOMORES
The Class of 2019 application for the global affairs major has gone live on the Jackson Institute website. Admission to the Global Affairs major takes place during the sophomore year.

The Jackson Institute is hosting a Sophomore Information Session on:
Wednesday, 2-November-2016
4:00-5:00pm
Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue, Seminar room
The Class of 2019 application deadline is 11:59PM on Friday, 18-November-2016
The STARS II program is a research intensive program targeting students who have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields, including women, students of color, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation college students, and the physically challenged. The program is open to juniors majoring in any of the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.
STARS II scholars conduct independent research with a faculty mentor beginning in the spring semester of their junior year and continuing through the following summer and into the senior year. They receive a stipend for up to 10 hours per week of research during the academic year and a stipend for up to 10 weeks of full-time research during the summer. The program culminates with a STARS II Research Symposium where the scholars present their work.
Information about the program and how to apply to STARS II can be found here: http://science.yalecollege.yale.edu/stars/stars-ii-program

SENIORS
The Silver Scholars Program at the Yale School of Management allows students to earn a Yale MBA degree within three years, directly after graduation, spring-boarding them toward their career goals and leadership positions. The program is designed for exceptional students with strong leadership potential. These students enroll in our full-time MBA program where they make up about 5% of the student body. Rather than the traditional summer MBA internship, Silver Scholars complete a year-long internship, extending their experience to three years. Yale College graduates are awarded a scholarship that covers the cost of tuition for the first year of the MBA program.

If you would like to speak with an admissions staff member, please email us at mba.admissions@yale.edu to schedule an appointment. You are also always welcome to take part in our campus visit program to learn more about SOM.

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
CIPE Week 2016 is a weeklong showcase of the rich international and professional resources we offer to undergraduates — from fellowships to internships, Yale Summer Session to term-time study abroad experiences, and more! RSVP to the CIPE Week 2016 Official Facebook Event here! AND – for quick and easy access to CIPE Week’s events and activities, at your fingertips, download the Yale Events App to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, and tap the CIPE Week 2016 icon in the list of Yale Events.

SCHEDULE – A detailed and updated schedule of events for CIPE Week can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact CIPE at cipe@yale.edu.

Tuesday, November 1
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
CIPE Information Table, Woolsey Rotunda, 500 College Street
Want to know where the CIPE Week events are, and which event will help you figure out how to find funding, when to study or work abroad, who you should accept an internship with, and why you want to participate in all of CIPE’s many programs? Swing by the Info Table to have your questions answered.

7:00 – 8:00 pm
CIPE Showcase and Student Panel, Silliman Common Room, 505 College Street
Join CIPE’s four units—Career Strategy, Fellowships, Study Abroad, and Yale Summer Session—kicking-off CIPE Week 2016 with highlights, how-to’s and a host of current Yalies whose own CIPE experiences changed the course of their college years and their futures.

8:00 – 9:00 pm
CIPE Calendar Contest Gallery & Reception, Maya's Room - Silliman Gallery & Hallway, 505 College Street
CIPE Week 2016’s launch party continues immediately after the showcase with the unveiling of the 2017 CIPE Calendar Contest winners. Enjoy refreshments and unrivaled imagery in a gallery that features the show-stopping photographs selected for final inclusion—chosen from nearly 200 student submissions.
Photographs will be on display throughout the week.

9:00 – 10:00 pm
CIPE Study Break at the Office of LGBTQ Resources, Office of LGBTQ Resources, Suite 124, Swing Space, 40A Ashmun Street
Hear from CIPE staff about how to navigate CIPE Week’s resources and opportunities, and hear from your peers about how awesome these all are! Treats will be provided, because of course.
Host: Maria Trumpler, if you please.

Wednesday, November 2
8:00 am – 7:00 pm
CIPE Calendar Contest Gallery Installation, Maya's Room - Silliman Gallery & Hallway, 505 College Street
Enjoy unrivaled imagery in a gallery that features the show-stopping photographs selected for final inclusion—chosen from nearly 200 student submissions.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
CIPE Information Table, Woolsey Rotunda, 500 College Street
Want to know where the CIPE Week events are, and which event will help you figure out how to find funding, when to study or work abroad, who you should accept an internship with, and why you want to participate in all of CIPE’s many programs? Swing by the Info Table to have your questions answered.

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Funding Student Experiences, Dwight Hall - Memorial Chapel, 67 High Street
Questions about how to finance your international and professional experiences? A point person from each of CIPE’s units—as well as reps from Financial Aid—will offer perspective and pointers before taking questions on everything ranging from the International Summer Award (ISA) to post-graduate fellowships.

1:30 – 3:30 pm
Study Abroad Drop-in Advising, Dwight Hall - Library, 67 High Street
Interested in studying abroad in a particular region? How about in a certain area of study? During a specific time of year? Want to be sure your credits will transfer? The Study Abroad team will be on hand to speak individually with students, discuss pros and cons, answers these questions and more.

1:30 – 3:30 pm
OCS Resumania! Resume Review (sign-up in advance), Dwight Hall - Common Room, 67 High Street
Get yourself into gear with a lightning-speed one-on-one resume review! Jumpstart your application—whether for a summer internship, an upcoming fellowship, or an on-campus job opportunity—with the insight and expertise of an OCS staff member.
Students should sign-up in advance here.

4:30 – 6:00 pm
Making Independent Projects Happen, Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue
This networking reception and panel discussion with recipients of the Thomas C. Barry Travel Fellowship and the Greenberg World Fellows will highlight ways in which students can make the most of resources and contacts, at Yale and beyond, to successfully plan and implement purposeful independent projects.

8:00 – 9:00 pm
Yale Summer Session Online Course Demonstration, Online – Visit summer.yale.edu/online for instructions on how to access.
Did you know you can take a Yale course online, for Yale credit, with a Yale professor? Curious about taking a Yale course online? Log in from your dorm room or wherever you are comfortable and be a part of the live online demonstration! You will experience a synchronous discussion section and get an introduction to the online interface you would utilize during Yale Summer Session. In this demo, we will be featuring Thomas Duffy’s course “Jazz, Gender, and Race in America.”

9:00 – 10:00 pm
CIPE Study Break in Branford, Branford Common Room, 74 High Street
Hear from your amazing Branford Frocos about the types of experiences they’ve had through CIPE, and about the resources that are available to all students. Eat, talk, and be merry on Wednesday night in Branford!
Host: Stephanie Rogers, Froco extraordinaire

10:00 – 11:00 pm
CIPE Study Break in JE, JE Froco Suite (first floor of Farnam entryways A and B), 380 College Street
Hear from your amazing JE Frocos about the types of experiences they’ve had through CIPE, and about the resources that are available to all students. All while eating some tasty fried chicken and/or scallion pancakes. YESSSSS.
Hosts: Cindy Xue, Zachary Blickensderfer, Denzell Jobson, in the house!

Thursday, November 3
8:00 am – 7:00 pm
CIPE Calendar Contest Gallery Installation, Maya's Room - Silliman Gallery & Hallway, 505 College Street
Enjoy unrivaled imagery in a gallery that features the show-stopping photographs selected for final inclusion—chosen from nearly 200 student submissions.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
CIPE Information Table, Woolsey Rotunda, 500 College Street
Want to know where the CIPE Week events are, and which event will help you figure out how to find funding, when to study or work abroad, who you should accept an internship with, and why you want to participate in all of CIPE’s many programs? Swing by the Info Table to have your questions answered.

12:00 – 2:00 pm
CIPE Student Experiences: Lunch and Learn!, Schwarzman Center Dining Hall (Commons), 168 Grove Street
What’s better than lunch with friends? Learning about CIPE resources and opportunities from peers at lunch! Drop by or sit down with CIPE staff, student alumni of CIPE programs, as well as your friends and peers to find out more about your CIPE experience of choice in a casual setting between classes.
Lunch swipes available for students not on a meal plan; please contact CIPE in advance at cipe@yale.edu.

5:30 – 7:30 pm
OISS International Student Career & Networking Session: Intercultural Communication in the Job Search, Office of International Students and Scholars, 421 Temple Street
Calling all international students! There are dozens of CIPE opportunities you are eligible for, and many designed especially for students like you. Employment and internship opportunities are no exception. This collaboration between the Offices of International Students & Scholars and Career Strategy spotlights some noteworthy examples.

7:00 – 8:00 pm
Yale Summer Session Jeopardy (Win an iPad!), Sudler Auditorium (WLH), 100 Wall Street
Did you know Yale Summer Session was once featured as a category on Jeopardy? Come watch your fellow students compete for fame and acclaim as they go head to head on YSS acumen, from current opportunities online, abroad, and in New Haven. In this version of jeopardy, audience members are the ones who win the big prize.

9:00 – 10:00 pm
CIPE Study Break, Various locations – check back soon for details!
Get the low-down afterhours on what the CIPE experience you are considering is really like. From fellowship interviews to the speed of summer session classes to the learning curve of language acquisition abroad, CIPE Study Breaks give you the know-how, and point you toward peers who have participated in CIPE programs past.

Friday, November 4
8:00 am – 7:00 pm
CIPE Calendar Contest Gallery Installation, Maya's Room - Silliman Gallery & Hallway, 505 College Street
Enjoy unrivaled imagery in a gallery that features the show-stopping photographs selected for final inclusion—chosen from nearly 200 student submissions.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CIPE Info Session & Drop-In Advising for Athletes, Ray Tompkins House – Varsity Room, 20 Tower Parkway
On top of classes, games, matches, and practices, is a fellowship application, an internship, a summer course or international travel still possible? How have student athletes before you managed a CIPE experience? From time commitment tips to strategic scheduling to finding a practice facility abroad, CIPE staff members are here to tell you all about it.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
CIPE Information Table, Woolsey Rotunda, 500 College Street
Want to know where the CIPE Week events are, and which event will help you figure out how to find funding, when to study or work abroad, who you should accept an internship with, and why you want to participate in all of CIPE’s many programs? Swing by the Info Table to have your questions answered.

2:30 – 4:00 pm
Summer Opportunities Fair, Silliman Dining Hall, 505 College Street
Tis the season to plan your summer! The CIPE Summer Opportunities Fair: it’s an annual event, an amazing chance to review CIPE’s resources and opportunities, and a time to follow-up with the staff, programs and units that caught your eye this week. Don’t miss the last hurrah of CIPE Week 2016—there may even be a few final surprises.

OTHER
The Yale Undergraduate Research Association (YURA), a registered student organization, has been working on an integrated database of Yale faculty members with their research descriptions, the Research Database (RDB) (http://yura.yale.edu/database). With RDB, YURA aims to provide students of all disciplines with a convenient platform to better learn about work done by Yale faculty and find potential research mentors. We anticipate this to be an important resource for Yalies for years to come. It was launched over the weekend (October 29th).

Tours of Sterling Memorial Library
Starting Monday, 10/31, and going through 11/7, the Library will be offering tours of SML for undergraduates.

These tours last one hour, and are designed to help students navigate this large and confusing/complicated library - with lots of tips and advice for using it effectively. We'll look at study spaces and unusual collections, too. The tours are designed especially for freshmen and sophomores, but all students are welcome. We've scheduled tours in the morning, middle of the day and evening, to fit everyone's schedules. Students can get more information and register at http://bit.ly/SMLstacks.
Yale DILS Program
Want to study a language NOT taught at Yale? Apply now to the Yale DILS Program (Directed Independent Language Study). Undergraduate, graduate and professional students are eligible to apply.
For more information and an application, visit us at: www.cls.yale.edu/dils or email dils@yale.edu.
Application deadline for the Spring 2017 semester: Friday, November 4, 2016

Peabody Museum
On Saturday, November 5th, the Peabody Museum is holding the Verrill Medal Symposium – a full day of talks about the role of the Peabody Museum, and natural history collections in general, as enduring engines of discovery and important sources of knowledge generation and dissemination. The symposium will feature the 2016 Verrill Medalists along with ten scientists in earlier stages of their careers, all of whom who are Yale alumni or current students. The talks will highlight the groundbreaking scientific discoveries being made by museum-based researchers. The symposium is free, but registration is required – see link on the symposium web page.

GENENTECH INFOSESSION
Interested in biotech, pharmaceuticals, getting a summer job, or working at Genentech? The Yale Campus Ambassador for Genentech will hosting an information session to answer any questions you may have about working at Genentech, the rotational programs it offers, or the application process for summer internships and co-ops. The infosession will feature a presentation on Genentech, and the opportunities for current students and recent graduates. A past intern will also be present to talk about Genentech's internship program. All majors and years are welcome. Food will be provided!

Date and location are on the RSVP link. Please RSVP so enough food can be ordered. Use this link to RSVP: "https://www.facebook.com/events/556161084579796/".

The link to the Simplicity event page is here: "https://yale-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?mode=form&id=53f1dad7...".

STUDENT ATHLETE RESOURCES
The Yale Athletics Students Services (YASS) website is now up and running at http://yass.yale.edu. YASS is built around four principal areas: Wellness, Inclusion, Leadership and Support. The intent of the site is to provide information and resources available to student athletes in all those areas and more.

Yale SOM Behavioral Lab: Participate in quick, easy, and fun surveys at the Yale School of Management to earn cash every week! Our behavioral lab is the home of marketing and organizational behavior researchers, who test the ways humans act. Visit www.tinyurl.com/SOMListSignup to join our mailing list and be notified of future opportunities.

YALE INSTITUTION FOR SOCIAL AND POLICY STUDIES BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH LAB (ISPS BRL)
Make $15/hr while advancing behavioral science: The Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies Behavioral Research Lab (ISPS BRL) invites you to join our student participant pool! After registering, you will be invited to take part in studies where you will be paid for your time while learning about cutting-edge research in the social sciences. Sign up at isps.yale.edu/brl and be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!!

2016-17 Yale-China Programs
Yale-China Association offers funded travel to China for students with excellent leadership and enthusiasm for cultural exchange. Students will engage with Chinese people and communities at an in-depth level. The following programs will be offered in the 2016-2017 academic year:

SENIORS
Yale-China Teaching Fellowship (post-graduation)
Highly qualified Yale seniors and recent graduates undertake two year teaching assignments in mainland China and Hong Kong. Fellows are immersed in their Chinese communities, gaining cross-cultural fluency and professional experience inside and outside the classroom. Intensive language study, ongoing support, and post-fellowship career networking in the Yale-China community. Fellowship offered since 1909. Deadline: December 2.

ALL STUDENTS
Hong Kong Community Service Exchange (summer, post-graduation)
Working with a Chinese peer for the summer, serve as an intern at a nonprofit organization in New Haven for four weeks, then work at a related nonprofit in Hong Kong for four weeks. Deadline: January 20.

Guangdong Community Service Exchange (summer, post-graduation)
Working with a Chinese peer for the summer, serve as an intern at a nonprofit organization in New Haven for three weeks, then work at a related nonprofit in Guangdong Province for three weeks. L3 or higher Mandarin ability required for this program only. Deadline: January 20.

For more information about these and other opportunities provided by the Yale-China Association, visit http://www.yalechina.org/education.