Dean’s Notes 2-6-2017

February 6, 2017

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of February 6, 2017

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! I hope that you’re settling in to your classes and staying healthy (Orange juice is a great way to get your daily dose of Vitamin C!).
This early part of the term is a great time to attend the Academic Strategies Workshops that are put on by the Yale CTL. There is one tonight at 7:30pm in the Trumbull Seminar Room! See below for more. Also, in the “Other” section, please see that there is a Spring Bazaar for Student Organizations this Saturday.
Have a great week!

Meeting with me:
To make an appointment, please visit the office or call/e-mail Leah at (203) 432-0722 (; when e-mailing, give Leah 2 or 3 times that you are free for ease of scheduling. 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, 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.

Yale Degree Audit: YDA is a tool that tracks your progress toward the bachelor’s degree. It is located on the Academics tab of Student Information System (SIS). Please make use of this helpful tool.

A schedule with a course in The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (and also not listed in the YCPS) or a professional school requires an additional form, which is available in the TC Dean’s Office or here. Hand in the completed form with the syllabus attached by tomorrow, February 7, 5pm. [Note: SOM courses cannot be added to your schedule through OCS; they must be written by hand in the “include” section on your schedule. The form (above) for those SOM courses must be handed in to my office in the first week of shopping period, well before the deadline for your course schedule, because SOM determines its class enrollments well before your schedule is due.]

February 3 Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term without the course appearing on the transcript
February 7 Deadline to submit your “blue form.” After 2/7, a late fee of $50 that increases $5 each day will apply.
February 10 Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-half of spring-term tuition.
February 2 Last day to drop a spring first-half course (with a W on your transcript)
March 1 Classes begin for courses offered in the second half of the term.
March 5 Year or Term Abroad Application for Academic Year 2017-2018 and Fall 2017 Abroad application due
March 10 Midterm
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript

Writing Tutors:
Writing Partners:
Sc/QR Tutoring:
Find out if your QR/Sc course has a peer tutor here!
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 He has regular hours, which are posted at 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 will hold office hours one evening/week, though you are welcome to email him at Chuan is based in Basement Room 29 (near Entryway G). Please drop-in to say hi, inquire about Economics, Econometrics, calculus, linear algebra, future graduate studies or any combinations of the above.

Applications for the 2017 STARS Summer Research Program is now available online. See below in the sophomore section for more information.

Sophomore web site; Among other information and advice for sophomores, listed on the site are seminars for sophomores and departmental information meetings, which are updated during the term. As for other information about majors, at the web site you can search alumni by their major in Yale College and learn what they do now.
Applications for the 2017 STARS Summer Research Program is now available online. The STARS (Science, Technology and Research Scholars) Program provides students with an integrated experience that includes mentorship, academic support and engagement in original research. STARS identifies and supports students from groups that are underrepresented in the scientific and technological disciplines, and students who come from disadvantaged circumstances, in any of Yale's natural sciences and engineering majors. Applications are accepted in the spring semester from students who, at the time, are freshmen or sophomores.
During the summer program students conduct full-time research with a faculty mentor in a Yale science laboratory, enroll in SCIE 101, Scientific Research: Process and Presentation, participate in study sessions and journal clubs, and conduct a formal presentation of their summer research. All participants are required to maintain on-campus residency throughout the duration of the program.

The beginning of a new semester is the perfect time to learn new methods to work more efficiently and get more satisfaction from your classes. Take one of our Fresh Start: New Strategies for a New Semester workshops, and attend others on key strategies for seminars and lectures, prepping for exams, managing heavy reading loads, communicating with faculty, and organizing your time.
No time for a workshop? Meet 1-1 with an Academic Strategies Mentor to set personal goals and develop individualized strategies for the semester. Contact or visit our website for more information.
Fresh start:
Set your goals for the semester and learn strategies for reaching those goals.
Tuesday, February 7 @ 6 pm, Timothy Dwight, Thompson Room

Time management:
Set a weekly routine, plan major assignments, and make time for yourself.
Monday, February 6 @ 6 pm, Pierson College

Succeeding in Seminars & Lectures:
Learn effective class prep, class participation, notetaking and review strategies.
Monday, February 6 @ 7:30 pm, Trumbull Seminar Room
Wednesday, February 8 @ 6 pm, Ezra Stiles Fellows Lounge

Managing a Heavy Reading Load:
Read with purpose and efficiency.
Tuesday, February 7 @ 7:30 pm, Morse Fellows Lounge
Thursday, February 9 @ 7:30 pm, Silliman Fellows Lounge

See for updates!
--Dr. Karin Gosselink, Academic Strategies Program Director,
Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE)

Info Session: Balliol College, Oxford University: Junior Year Abroad Program for Yale English Majors
Monday, February 6, 4pm - 5pm
LC 101

English majors at Yale have the unique opportunity to spend their junior year studying at Balliol College, Oxford University. Come to this session to hear from past participants as well as representatives from the English Department and Study Abroad Office. Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend!
• Baliol College's website

Information Session and Party for the Yale Summer Session in Paris
Wednesday, February 8, 4pm – 6pm
Romance Language Lounge, 82-90 Wall St., 3rd Floor (map)

Prospective 2017 summer participants should come and enjoy delicious French deserts with the instructors and past participants of the Elementary & Intermediate French I & II Program. Please RSVP Prof. Matuku Ngame ( if you plan to attend to ensure there is enough desert to go around!

Study Abroad Walk-In Hours
Friday, February 10, 2pm – 4 pm
55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor

Study abroad advisers will be available for walk-ins every Friday from 2-4 pm during the spring 2017 semester (beginning 1/20 and ending 5/5). These meetings are 15 minutes in length and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


Programs and Events
Proposals Writing Workshop: Tuesday, 2/7, 3-4pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave.
Learn what goes into an effective fellowship proposal, how to create a budget, and other resources you can use to construct a successful fellowship application.

Interviewing for National Fellowships Workshop: Friday, 2/10, 12:30-1:30pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave.
Fellowships and OCS team up for an interview workshop tailored to impressing the selection committee of major national fellowships you may apply to.

Fellowships for Seniors and After Graduation Information Session: Thursday, 2/16, 3-4pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave.
Come learn about fellowships for seniors and after graduation. (Some national fellowships have deadlines as early as the summer; juniors are very welcome to attend.)

International Summer Award (ISA) Application—Now Available
For more information and to apply, visit the ISA website. Deadline to apply for the ISA is May 1, 2017.

International Summer Award (ISA) Open Q & A: Thursday, 2/16, 4-4:30pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave.
Bring any and all questions you have about the ISA.

International Summer Award (ISA) Information Session: Monday, 2/20, 4-5pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave.
A staff representative from Student Financial Services will cover what an ISA is, who is eligible, what the award covers, the application process, the eligibility requirements, calculating the ISA amount and more.

Online Advising Options and Drop-In Hours @ CIPE
Want to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Fellowships Adviser or get a general fellowships refresher? Watch this pre-advising presentation online. Have a quick question about a fellowship application? Come to Fellowships Drop-In Hours, every Friday afternoon from 2 - 4 PM @ CIPE.

Upcoming Deadlines
2/13/17 - YALE NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED - Native American, Alaska Natives, and U.S. citizens and permanent residents committed to environmental conservation can apply for the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship. Scholarships in: Tribal Policy, Native Health Care, and Environment. Scholars receive $7,000, attend Scholars Orientation, and gain access to a network of change-makers working in Indian Country and environmental fields. More at

2/15/17 - Apply for CIPE Summer Fellowships using the CIPE Common Application: one application that can be used to apply for multiple CIPE fellowship competitions. This fellowship collection includes funding for internships, such as the Sunrise Travel Grant, funding for studying abroad, such as the Class of 2004 Fellowship, and funding for independent projects and research, such as the Thomas C. Barry Fellowship.

2/22/17 - Apply for Global Health Fellowships including the Seed Funding Award for Global Health Scholars, Global Health Field Experiences Fellowships, and Research Fellowships in Global Health Studies.

2/28/17 - Apply for CIPE Summer Research Fellowships for Juniors using the CIPE Common Application: one application that can be used to apply for multiple CIPE research opportunities for Juniors, many of which support senior essays and senior projects in a range of social science and humanities fields.

3/1/17 - Apply for the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program, an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.

More Ways to Connect
• Sync any of these events with your own google calendar.
• Receive the Fellowships Newsletter for reminders and resources, tailored to your class year, directly from Yale Fellowships
• Explore hundreds of campus, national, and international opportunities in the Student Grants Database.

Drop-in Advising
Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 122
Summer 2017 Yale-coordinated Internships: Re-Opened Opportunities
Over 50 Yale-coordinated Internship opportunities for summer 2017 have been re-opened in Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity. The application deadline is Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30am.

Yale-coordinated Internships: Drop-in Hours
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Do you have an interview coming up for a Yale-coordinated Internship? Do you have general questions about the program? Come see Julia Bourque and Janelle Lewis to discuss any questions relating to international or domestic Yale-coordinated Internships.
What is a Career in Criminal Law?
Wednesday February 8, 4:15pm-5:15pm, Office of Career Strategy
Join a federal defender, state prosecutor, public defender and an attorney in private practice as they talk about their careers in criminal law.
Conducting the Job Search
Thursday, February 9, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Effective Cover Letter and Resume Writing Workshop
Wednesday, February 15, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
CT Exchange-Virtual Career Fair
Monday, February 13-Friday, February 17
Click here to register
CBI Insights at Yale Webinars
Friday, February 24, 10:00am-11:0am (details at:
1vyG Conference@Yale
San Francisco Career Forum 2017
Applications are currently being accepted for Job Shadowing and Yale Treks. These experiences are designed for career exploration and provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about a given career field, and to network with professionals in those fields. To view the current list of Yale Treks, visit Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity and click on Jobs/Advanced Search/Show Me Yale Treks. Additional Treks will be added.
Careers, Life and Yale–The Art of Public Speaking
Friday, February 10, 1:30pm–4:00pm, Afternoon snacks on hand
Workshop leader: Robert Russell ’89 (actor, comedian, director/producer, Yale Drama School grad)
Requirement: Be ready to give a 2-3 minute pitch on whatever you want (e.g., informative, persuasive, autobiographical)
Apply to attend at -- $9 deposit ($10 to be refunded at event)

Careers, Life and Yale: Finance and Consulting: Career and Life Skills
Friday, February 10, 5:00pm–9:00pm PLUS Saturday, February 11, 1:00pm–5:00pm
Friday evening (February 10) keynote informal dinner alumni-led life-skills workshops (choose 2): Mock interviews, Networking, Resumes
Saturday afternoon (February 11) continuation–keynote (Yale Senior VP/Operations Jack Callahan ’80) alumni-led career workshops (choose 2): Banking, Alternative Finance, In-house Finance, Consulting
Concluding reception (with food): networking with alumni
Apply to attend at
Space for both events is limited. Contact AYA Senior Director Steve Blum ’74 with questions at
Yale Career Panels: A Candid View of R&D
Tuesday, February 14, Rose Alumni House, Great Hall
Registration required-Please register for just one venue (Yale or the webinar)
Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events. Log in to Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity under Events/Employer Information Sessions to RSVP.

Click here to apply for Summer Session courses in New Haven and online.

Be a Residential Counselor this Summer!
Yale's residential colleges are an exciting place to be during the summer. In addition to the Yale students taking summer classes, we have an extremely talented and diverse group of students from all over the U.S. and the world. Spend your summer living and guiding these students through their Yale summer experience. We are looking for motivated and energetic students to share their love of Yale with all of the summer students. Please click here for the detailed job description and application.


The Global Summer Program in New Haven & Abroad
Take course taught in English here in New Haven or abroad. Select courses for Yale credit /transfer credit and ISA eligible. Click here to learn more!

NEW PROGRAM! University of Cape Town in South Africa
We are thrilled to announce that the University of Cape Town in South Africa has joined the IARU partnership and will join the 2017 program with the course: “Sustainable Water Management in Africa” from July 17-28, 2017.

Earn Yale Credit on a Global Summer Program
Southeast Asia in Context in Singapore
1 Yale Credit, 1 general transfer credit
Southeast Asia in Context is five-week exploration of Southeast Asia’s geographical, historical and cultural diversity. This course takes advantage of Singapore’s strategic position in offering a unique blend of classroom instruction at NUS campus with hands-on fieldwork in Myanmar and Indonesia.

Funding for a Global Summer Program
Students interested in the University of Tokyo can apply for a scholarship offered by the Friends of UTokyo. Application due Feb. 15, 2017.

Yale Summer Session
New Haven ● Online ● Abroad


On Saturday, February 11th, 2017, Commons will fill up for a Spring Organizations Bazaar!
Do you find yourself wishing you had a way to explore a new interest? Are you looking at your schedule this semester and feeling like something is missing? Come join us from 11 am-1:30 PM on February 11th in Commons.
You don’t have to be a first-year student to find a new group to join—student organizations are fluid and any time is a good time to jump into a new organization. The Spring Bazaar will feature both undergraduate organizations and graduate/professional school organizations that welcome undergraduates.
Questions about the Spring Bazaar? Email us at We’ll see you February 11th!

Yale Summer Session course in Croatia: HIST 229/SOCY 286, History and Culture of Southeastern Europe, combined two-credit-course (one credit for history and one for sociology). We will be based in the city of Dubrovnik and will have several class excursions to other parts of Croatia, three day trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a day trip to Montenegro during the session. The students will be housed in a dormitory nearby the Old City and will have daily lunches and dinners with professors and their guests. The course will take place from July 1 to August 5, 2017. The International Summer Award (ISA) is available to eligible Yale College students. Registration is open now though Yale Summer Session web site. For more info please visit for studying with Yale faculty.

German Summer Study Abroad Information Session for graduate and undergraduate students
Tuesday, February 7, 5pm WLH 120
For more information about the New Haven/Berlin Program, contact For more information about the B-W exchange, contact

TEACH The US Grant Foundation: Since 1953, the U.S. Grant Foundation has provided exceptional summer academic enrichment programs for New Haven Public Schools middle school students. The program gives nine Yale undergraduates the chance to teach creative, self-developed courses and local students the chance to expand their academic horizons beyond the classroom. Ideal candidates should be passionate about education, invested in the New Haven community, and good with children. Prior teaching experience is not necessary, but a large bonus. All candidates must be prepared to teach a six-week long core course as well as two electives that they have developed. The 2017 summer program runs from June 26th to August 4th. If interested, please complete the following application by February 8th and visit Visit

The 2017 Acheson Prize for Outstanding Essays in International Studies - Presented by YRIS
The Acheson Prize is awarded for original, unpublished undergraduate essays on international questions broadly understood. Winners will receive cash prizes, and winning submissions will be published in the Acheson Prize Issue of the Yale Review of International Studies (YRIS) in Spring 2017. Cash prizes will total $1000. The deadline to submit is Wednesday, February 8 at 11:59pm.

 All undergraduates currently enrolled as full-time students in Yale College are eligible to enter, excluding editors of the Yale Review of International Studies.
 Submissions may have been written for any class from any major, or independent of coursework.
 Entrants are limited to a single submission each.
Rules and Procedures
 Essays should be submitted as word files via email to
 Essays should be between 10 and 40 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman font, size 12, with 1 inch margins.
 In the text of your email, you must include: name, class, college, phone number, and major.
 Because selection is blind, essays must not include: name, course title, or professor.
 Essays must use full footnotes, formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Essays not formatted accordingly will be disqualified.
 Essays will be considered to be in their final, finished form, and will be published as written.
Feel free to direct any questions to