Dean’s Notes 3-27-2017

March 27, 2017

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of March 27, 2017

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. Please also note that I will not be holding regular office hours during Spring Recess.

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.

March 27 Classes resume
April 7 Last day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option in a full-term course to a letter grade.
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the second half of the term without the course appearing on the transcript.
April 21 Last day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option to a letter grade in a course offered in the second half of the term.
April 28 Classes end, 5:30 p.m.; reading period begins.
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course or a course offered in the second half of the term.

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. If you need additional Math or Science help, please visit Daisuke Adachi, at the new CTL space in Sterling. You may also email Daisuke at

If you’d like some writing company as you work on your Senior Essay, please visit one of our Writing Center Study Halls. Every Wed. 7 to 10 p.m. and Sun. 2 to 5 p.m., we invite students to write together in the new Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Sterling Library. We provide snacks, a quiet place to work, and a few Writing Partners in the room to answer quick questions about writing. You can learn more from the link below. Surveys show that many people write more productively in the quiet and supportive company of other writers! Good luck and please let us know how else we can help.

Are you planning to take physics next year?
Would you like to brush up on your math before taking physics next year? Are you concerned that your math skills are rusty? Or do you think you may not be a “physics or math person” but you have to take physics anyway? Then, “ONEXYS for Physics” might be for you. This coming summer the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Mathematics and Physics departments are offering this new online program, specifically geared to current Yale students planning to take introductory physics next Fall. (i.e. PHYS 170 or PHYS 180). To find our more please visit:

Need to reset after midterms? Meet 1-1 with an Academic Strategies Mentor to make a work plan that works for you. Contact or visit our website for more information.
Upcoming Academic Strategies Workshops
***Special Workshop**
Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE)

Apply to be a 2017-18 Y-VISP Peer Liaison
Apply online by Friday, March 31st.

The Yale Visiting International Student Program (Y-VISP) invites elite students from Y-VISP partner institutions to study at Yale every year. The Y-VISP program is currently seeking Peer Liaison (PL) applications from current sophomores and juniors. Y-VISP PLs will assist with Y-VISP student arrival and orientation beginning and will continue their relationship with the students throughout the 2017-18 academic year.

Yale-Tec de Monterrey Internships in Sustainable Development & Public Health, Summer 2017
Application deadline: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Join one of two ongoing sustainable development projects in Mexico during Summer 2017. Project work focuses on diagnosis of public health and educational aspects of vulnerable communities (Hidalgo), or environmental sustainability (Queretero). Intermediate Spanish is required, and the program is ISA-eligible. Please contact with any questions.

Yale Summer Session
Registering for Yale Summer Session
Yale Summer Session offers over 200 Yale College courses for credit offered in two 5-week sessions. Courses are available in New Haven and online. For all courses and program information, visit

Yale Summer Session
New Haven, Online & Abroad

Study Abroad
Upcoming Financial Aid Information Session for Year or Term Abroad Students
Thursday, March 30 at 4pm in CIPE Room 369, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

Shalane Hansen-Rodriguez, a representative from Yale’s Student Financial Services (SFS) office, will go over the financial aid transfer process for Year or Term Abroad students: To learn more, visit:
International Summer Award
The deadline to receive International Summer Award applications is May 1st.

The International Summer Award (ISA) provides a stipend for one summer experience abroad for all eligible undergraduates receiving Yale financial aid. For information, and to review the application process and deadlines, please visit the ISA website. ISA questions should be directed to

Study Abroad Walk-In Hours
Every Friday from 2 – 4 PM @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

Study abroad advisers are available for walk-ins 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. Connect with a Study Abroad Advisor here.

Fellowships and Funding
Rhodes & Beyond: UK Postgraduate Fellowships Information Sessions
Tuesday, March 28th at 4 @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor
Tuesday, April 4th at 4 @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

There are UK fellowship options post-graduation in almost any subject, scientific research, and more—for US citizens and international students. Get the inside scoop from Yale’s UK fellowships adviser. Application deadlines begin in August before senior year, so now is the time to begin. You must attend a Rhodes & Beyond Information Session before you can meet with Yale's UK fellowships adviser for a one-on-one appointment.

Global Health: Yale-Collaborative Action Project (Y-CAP) Deadline
Applications are due on Thursday, March 30th by 1:00 PM in the Student Grants Database.
Y-CAP awards teams of 2 - 4 students (undergraduate and graduate) funding for summer global health projects. Projects should address challenging problems affecting the health of global disadvantaged populations.

Fulbright Information Sessions
Friday, April 7th at 12:30 PM @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd floor.

Fulbright Grants offer many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English in more than 160 countries. Start by getting the inside scoop from Yale College’s Fulbright Program Advisers. Campus review process begins in August, so now is the time to begin planning your application.
Writing for National Fellowships
Friday, April 7th at 2:00 PM @ CTL, 301 York Street, Room 120C

Thinking of applying for national fellowships like the Fulbright, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes, Schwarzman, or the Truman? Get a head start on your application essays with insights and advice with experts from the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Yale Fellowships Drop-In Hours
Every Friday from 2 – 4 PM @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

The entire fellowships team is on hand every Friday during the spring semester to advise, answer questions, explain application procedures, and more.

Never Miss Another Fellowship Deadline
To hear directly from the fellowships team, sign up for the Yale Fellowships weekly newsletter for your class year. And visit the fellowships calendar for additional opportunities, including national and international fellowships with direct applications. (Wherein applicants apply directly for the opportunity, and not through Yale.)

Office of Career Strategy
Drop-in Advising
Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 122
Life After Yale Series: Success Your First Year on the Job
Wednesday, March 29, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Learn tips and strategies on how to succeed during your first year on the job.
Yale-coordinated Internship Drop-in Hours Ending Thursday, March 30
Students may attend general drop-in hours with questions, or email

Life After Yale Series: Financial Literacy
Tuesday, April 4, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Rose Alumni House
Join Yale Alums, Stephen Blum, career long CPA and investment banker and John Caserta Managing Partner at Caserta & de Jongh, to discuss financial literacy. Topics will include: how to prepare income taxes, understanding your pay stub, how to budget money for eating, clothes and entertainment.
Yale Career Panels: 'A Candid View of the Real Estate Profession'
Tuesday, April 4, 4:30pm-5:30pm Register for just one venue.
2017 Yale Summer Events in San Francisco Director Position
Apply by April 4. Contact Stephanie Waite with questions.
2017 Boston Red Sox Sports & Entertainment Career Fair
Wednesday, April 5, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Fenway Park
Careers, Life and Yale: Entrepreneurship: Starting, Surviving, Sustaining, Succeeding
Join fellow students and alums on Friday evening, April 7 and Saturday afternoon, April 8.
Want to join forces with Yale alums to explore the joys and challenges of entrepreneurial careers? Of getting in on the ground floor? Or maybe even…of building the ground floor? Yalies have great stories for you – with lots of career/life wisdom. From Yale alums, learn how to start, survive, sustain and succeed in diverse fields such as education, technology, not-for-profit, finance, and many more. Limited capacity. Deadline April 5. Register at:
Yale Career Fireside Chats-Serving on Boards
Tuesday, April 11, 4:30pm-5:30pm Register here.
Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming OCS events. Log in to Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity under Events/Employer Information Sessions to RSVP.
What is Yale College Council? We are students. We want flexible dining hours, valuable student jobs, and accessible financial support. We want professors who look like us, classes that speak to us, advisors who understand us. We value free speech. We value each other. We value progress. We want to make Yale the paradise in the brochure. We are not just student government. We are students, and we want you. Join the Yale College Council on Tuesday, March 28th at 8PM in WLH 107 to learn more about how you can join the council for students, by students.

Walden Peer Counseling is a confidential and anonymous counseling service for undergraduates. Walden is currently accepting applications for prospective counselors for the 2017-2018 school year. All freshman, sophomores, and juniors are welcome to apply. The application (priority deadline, March 10th, and final deadline, March 31st) can be found here: For more information, please visit or contact us at

Chief Ronnell Higgins invites members of the Yale Community to attend The Spring 2017 Yale Police and Public Safety Citizen’s Academy. This is a six week program on Tuesdays March 28th through May 2nd from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Yale Police Department.
The goal is to provide an increased understanding and awareness of police operations, responsibilities, and capabilities and to promote the partnership between the police department and the community.
Please visit the public safety website for information and registration:
You can now apply for the 10th-annual 2017 Ivy Policy Conference, which will be hosted by the Ivy Council, at Columbia University from April 14-16! In a special effort to foster our fellowship, this year's theme is "Organize for Social Change." The conference will address mobilization as a community to better campus culture and distribution of resources that facilitate our educational journey in today's politically charged climate. We hope to motivate and educate student-leaders through breakout sessions, peer-led discussions, and keynote speakers that take advantage of our collective momentum in order to affect palpable change. Applications for this year's IPC will close March 12th 11:59 PM. Apply at and make sure to click going on Apply to the Ivy Policy Conference 2017!

Fossil collecting opportunity for Yale undergraduate students
The Peabody Museum of Natural History's Division of Paleobotany is delighted to announce an opportunity to collect fossil plants and possibly vertebrates in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona for Yale undergraduate students. The tentative dates are May 23 through June 7, 2017 and the expedition will be supported by the Ginsburg Expedition Fund from Yale Peabody Museum. The student will have the chance to collect late Triassic (about 230 million years ago) fossil plant specimens and if the material and the level of interest are sufficient, conduct research on these fossils under the supervision of Peabody staff and curators. Tools and meals will be provided for the expedition, but the student is encouraged to apply for funding to cover air fare and other expenses (such as camping gear). If you are interested in this opportunity and want to learn more, please contact Dr. Shusheng Hu at

SENIORS: Yale College Deans’ Office: Hiring Student Affairs Fellows
Student Affairs Fellows (SAFs) are recent graduates who spend two years supporting the work of the Office of Gender & Campus Culture and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Harm Reduction Initiative (AODHRI). The SAFs work closely with Melanie Boyd, an assistant dean of Yale College, to develop and run student affairs programming related to sexual culture and substance use.
SAFs have a wide range of responsibilities and many opportunities for professional development and leadership. SAFs supervise the CCEs (the Communication and Consent Educators), train hundreds of students, collaborate with colleagues from across the university, present at conferences, design research studies, and closely mentor students. This position prepares graduates for almost any field! This position is ideal for graduates who are self-motivated, conscientious, creative, flexible, and open-minded.
This is a two-year paid fellowship, which includes an on-campus apartment and a meal plan.
You can apply for the job on the Yale employment website, STARS, accessible here The position is requisition number 41733BR. If you have any questions, please contact