Dean’s Notes 4-17-2017

April 17, 2017

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of April 17, 2017

Hope you’re all enjoying the lovely weather! We are approaching the end of the term, and this is a great time to map out the next few weeks, thinking about remaining in-class exams/work as well as final exams and term papers/projects/presentations. Planning well is very helpful. It ensures that you’re able to get your studying/work done while also making sure that you make time to rest/relax!! You can do it!
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.

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.
May 4 Reading period ends, 5 p.m.
Final examinations begin, 7 p.m.
Deadline for all course assignments, other than term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.
May 10 Examination end; 5:30pm.
Deadline for all term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.
May 11 Residences close for underclassmen at noon.
May 22 University Commencement
May 23 Residences close for seniors, 12 noon.

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.

MB&B will hold an “MB&B Study Hall” on Wednesday, May 3 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in BASS 405, 260 Whitney Avenue (not Bass Library). MB&B Professors from our spring courses, the DUS and Registrar, as well as the undergraduate advisors will be present to answer all of your questions, whether they are review questions in preparation for final exams, help with term papers, or questions about next term’s curriculum! We welcome all students taking MB&B spring courses, students majoring in MB&B and/or students interested in the major! Refreshments will be served.

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, free 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:
The deadline to apply for "ONEXYS for Physics" is fast approaching on April 23.

Yale Academic Strategies Program
Overwhelmed by end of the semester exams and projects? 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. See for updates!

Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE)

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

Yale is retiring its old travel registration database and moving to a new system built on the software platform Veoci. Prior to recording travel in the new system, you will need to create and set up a user account. Access and instructions for setting up an account on Yale’s new travel registry are at The account setup is a one-time process and takes less than 5 minutes. If you have any difficulties, try a different browser or contact Carolyn Marks.

An Entrepreneur’s Prescription for Biopharma with Vivek Ramaswamy, CEO, Roivant Sciences-Hosted by CBIT
Thursday, April 20, 2:15pm-3:15pm, Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID), Room M105

Fireside Chat with Vivek Ramaswamy, CEO, Roivant Sciences
Thursday, April 20, 4:15pm-5:15pm, Yale School of Management, Room 4400
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.

Fellowships and Funding:

Fulbright Information Sessions
Tuesday, April 18th at 12:30 PM @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor
Monday, April 24th at 4:00 PM @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor
Wednesday, May 3rd 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 and past winners. Deadlines begin in August, so now is the time to start the process. Add a Fulbright session directly to your calendar.

Schwarzman Scholars Program
Thursday, April 20th at 4:00 PM - Live Webinar, register here.
Tuesday, May 16th at 1:00 PM – Live Webinar, register here.

Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is an international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give young leaders from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. No knowledge of Chinese is required. Add a Schwarzman Scholars session directly to your calendar.

Writing for National Fellowships
Friday, April 21st at 12:30 PM @ CTL, 301 York Street, Room M104 A – last chance this semester

Thinking of applying for national fellowships like the Fulbright, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Schwarzman, Beinecke, Goldwater, or Truman? Get a leg up on your application essays with insights and advice with experts from the Center for Teaching and Learning. Add a Writing for National Fellowships session directly to your calendar.

Rhodes & Beyond: UK Postgraduate Fellowships Information Sessions
Monday, May 1st at 12:30 @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor – last chance this semester

There are UK fellowship options post-graduation in almost any subject, scientific research, and more—for US citizens and international students alike. Get the inside scoop from Yale’s UK fellowships adviser and past winners. Deadlines begin in August, so now is the time to start the process. You must attend a Rhodes & Beyond Information Session before you can meet with Yale's UK fellowships adviser for a one-on-one appointment. Add a Rhodes & Beyond session directly to your calendar.

Yale Fellowships Drop-In Hours
Every Friday when class is in session 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
Hear directly from the fellowships team: sign up for your class year’s Yale Fellowships weekly newsletter.

Visit the fellowships calendar to easily copy any Yale Fellowships event to your own calendar, and for many additional opportunities, including national and international fellowships with direct application processes, wherein applicants apply directly for the opportunity, and not through Yale. The fellowships featured above all require applicants to apply through the Yale Fellowship Programs office—either for campus nomination or institutional review.

Study Abroad:
Getting Ready to Study Abroad
For students studying abroad over the Summer or Fall Semester, we encourage you to make the most of all that your program and country have to offer.

Visit the Prepare and Go section of the Study Abroad Website for valuable information and resources to help prepare you for your experience.
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.

Yale Summer Session:

Check out the Yale Summer Session website for details about what you can do in New Haven during the summer months.

Summer Session Dates in New Haven:
• Session A (May 29 to June 30, 2017)
• Session B (July 3 to August 4, 2017)
• For all other dates, please see our website

We offer:
• Over 200 Yale courses in the summer in New Haven for Yale credit
• Online courses

Study in New Haven with the Global Summer Program
• ANTH S-207: The Sustainable Preservation of Cultural Heritage
• 3 July 2017 – 4 August 2017

This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the complex factors that challenge the preservation of cultural heritage. Because the challenges associated with protecting the tangible and intangible, cultural and natural heritage of the world are global in character, students will explore the following:

• The evolution of ideas about what needs to be preserved.
• Threats to cultural heritage from natural decay, as well as social, political, and economic threats.
• The international protocols that have been developed for addressing these problems.

Students will be introduced to techniques for preservation, including chemical and materials analysis in the preservation lab and in the field; will learn about museum preservation and the science used to detect forgeries and fakes; and will consider the international legal and professional frameworks that enable cross-cultural efforts to combat trafficking in antiquities and to facilitate preservation.

Faculty from Yale Law School, the Yale School of Management, the Yale School of Architecture, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will participate in many of the class sessions. In addition, the course will draw on the collections of the Yale University Museums for discussion and as the basis of student assignments.

Field Trip: The program will include a welcome lunch and campus tour and a farewell dinner. The course will also include a day trip to the United Nations in New York City.
Scholarship: 2 Yale students, regardless of financial aid status, will receive a half tuition scholarship for this course as part of the Global Summer Program ($1,950).

Contact us if you have any questions about Yale Summer Session.

Yale Summer Session
New Haven ● Online ● Abroad


Professor Carl Zimmer is a columnist for the New York Times. He is also the author of 13 books and hundreds of articles for magazines including National Geographic, The Atlantic, and Scientific American. His journalism has earned awards from the National Academies and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Zimmer has also taught science writing at Yale to both undergraduates and graduates since 2008. You can learn more about his interests and accomplishments here ( Because the seminar class is capped, Professor Zimmer requires applications due Aug. 16.

Registration and check-in for pre-registrants begins at 3:30 on Broadway Island, across from Apple/J.Crew/Urban Outfitters. There will be FREE Yorkside Pizza, Ashley's Ice Cream, Insomnia Cookies, Chips & Salsa, Henna Tattoos, Fortune Telling and much, much more! Plus one-night-only exclusive discounts to retailers & restaurants. There will also be a raffle with a grand prize of an iPad, gift cards and product items from The Shops at Yale retailers and restaurants that will begin at 9 p.m. on Broadway Island.

A $500 prize, open to any undergraduate student in Yale College, shall be awarded annually to the best essay in Translation Studies or to the best Literary Translation. “Translation studies” is understood to include theoretical and historical questions involving language, culture, and medium, while “literary translation” encompasses all genres, so long as the chosen work is deemed substantial. Submissions that combine actual translation and reflections on issues raised or exemplified by the process are welcome.

Submissions must include: (1) a cover letter with basic information about the student’s studies/major and about the context in which the essay/translation was written; (2) a translator’s introduction describing the intellectual, historical, and/or technical context of the translated text; (3) a copy of the translated text(s) in the original language, as an appendix to your translation; (4) annotation, as deemed relevant, for literary translations. Please submit three hard copies of work to the Comparative Literature Department office by Friday, April 28. The prize will be presented along with other Comparative Literature prizes at the department’s Spring reception in early May.

The Richard Maxwell prize for Translation and Translation Studies commemorates the scholarly and pedagogical legacy of Richard Maxwell (1948-2010), an exceptionally wide-ranging undergraduate teacher, scholar and critic. He was an historian of the novel, of visual culture, and of urban life, and a critic of poetry and film. Moreover, during his final illness he dictated an experimental novel about architectural, literary, and film life in 1950s Los Angeles. Richard Maxwell believed deeply in the discipline of Comparative Literature and the ideal of world literature, and he championed his Yale students as aspiring translators, critics, and writers.

The Elizabethan Club at Yale University, awards two Prizes for the best undergraduate student term paper or senior thesis/project on a subject of interest to the Club:

Outstanding work on literature, arts, or culture of the Renaissance.

Outstanding work on interpretations, re-creation, or criticism relating to literature, arts, and culture of the Renaissance.

Outstanding work based on research done in the Elizabethan Club Library (used at the Beinecke Library).

Work from any department is eligible and nominations can come from faculty, advisors, or the students themselves. The competition is open to all Yale students, regardless of department. They do not need to be members of the Club. The winner will receive a $1000 prize.

In order to be considered for this prize, the following deadlines must be met:
By 4 P.M. on Friday, May 12: Submit an electronic copy of a completed paper or dissertation by sending it as an email attachment to Please use the subject line “Elizabethan Essay Prize, Undergraduate”.

For each submission, a letter of nomination or reader’s report from the department should also be sent to Please use the subject line “Elizabethan Essay Prize, Undergraduate—Nomination”.

Papers received after 4 P.M. that day cannot be considered because of the tight deadlines under which the selection committees must operate. If you have questions or for additional information contact Joseph W. Gordon at

The Yale Student Film Festival is a week-long event from April 17th to 22nd featuring alumni speakers, panel workshops, student screenings, and a showcase of award-winning films. The opening screening with be Little Men, a film directed by Ira Sachs YC '87, followed by a Q&A with Ira. Other workshops include a Women in Film panel featuring award-winning filmmakers, a Works in Progress lab, and a Yale Filmmakers Block. Check out for more information!

The LEDA Career Institute will bring together approximately 150 high-achieving, low-income students (including LEDA Scholars and their peers at partner schools) for a four-day, all-expense-paid workshop to provide career exploration, professional development, and support for pursuing internships and a job search.

LEDA will be engaging a diverse range of corporate partners at the Career Institute and participants will subsequently be included in the LEDA Career Network, which will continue to offer additional resources and networking opportunities with employers throughout their college careers.

The event will take place during the second week of August at Brown University. Fill out this form by May 1st:

Job opportunity at Summer Science Research Institute:
We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to coordinate the Summer Science Research Institute at Yale, an exciting science outreach internship program for local public school students. Our team is in the process of finalizing admissions decisions for the 2017 summer program, and we’re now looking for a dynamic, organized undergraduate or graduate candidate who is excited about the program’s mission - even if you’re not involved in science at Yale!

The Yale Summer Science Research Institute (SSRI) connects enthusiastic high school students from the New Haven area with scientific research labs at Yale. We aim to provide high-quality research experiences to New Haven students to excite them about scientific investigation, enable them to explore new scientific fields, and to increase their college preparedness. In doing so, we hope to foster long-term relationships between Yale laboratories and high school students. Students come to campus for a 6-week research internship supplemented with weekly workshops, lunches with student mentors, and a day-long research symposium at the end of the program.
The Coordinator will be in charge of program administrative responsibilities and will act as the point of contact and facilitator of program events during the 6-week period. The working hours are part-time from May until August, with flexibility in fulfilling the working hour requirements outside of when the 6-week programming is in session.

More details about the position can be found at the following link:

For more information about the program, please visit or email