Dean’s Notes 4-20-2015

April 20, 2015

This is the last week of classes left in this term! Best of luck!


April 22 at 5 pm        Sophomore Adviser Form due  

April 24                      Classes end

                                    Last day to drop a spring-term or second-half course                                     

April 25                      Spring Fling 

April 25-30                 Reading period; all course assignments other than term paper or term projects  are due by April 30 

April 28                      Senior dinner 

May 1-6                      Final exam period 


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 Yukun Liu from the Economics Department. His office is also in the basement of TC, room 29, and his schedule is available at His current office hours are Wednesdays from 7-9 pm and Thursdays from 8-11 pm. For your information, a Yale College student may seek the help and advice of any math and science tutor in any residential college, and these tutors have specialties that are noted at the web site. 

Writing Tutors:
Writing Partners:
Language Tutoring:


April 22 at 5 pm        Sophomore Adviser Form due in TC Dean’s Office

Please note that, while your freshman adviser may have been a Yale University staff member, sophomore advisers may only be faculty members or assistant or associate deans of Yale College. If you are planning to major in a program in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics, your sophomore adviser will be the Director of Undergraduate Study in your potential major or the department’s designated representative. If you are planning to major in a non-STEM field, there are several criteria you might consider when selecting your sophomore adviser:

  • a shared academic interest or an affiliation with a department that you are considering for your major
  • a course or a subject matter taught by a faculty member that appealed to you
  • a successful advising relationship with your freshman faculty adviser that you would like to continue into next year

DUSes and designated departmental representatives are also especially valuable as sophomore advisers.

April 24 at 5 pm        Consultation on Long-Range Academic Plans form due by 5pm to TC Dean’s Office (consultation form)

Sophomore 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. 


The Lombroso laboratory at the Medical School has a Postbac position available for a graduating senior. We are a translational neuroscience lab that focuses on mammalian learning and how these processes are disrupted in various neuropsychiatric disorders. Central to this investigation is a brain-specific protein tyrosine phosphatase called STEP and its role in regulating intracellular signaling. STEP protein levels are increased in several neuropsychiatric disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and fragile X syndrome. We use biochemical, molecular, immunocytochemical, and behavioral techniques in animal models to address the role that STEP plays in regulating aspects of learning. Interested applicants must make a two-year commitment to the lab and should write to

Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE)

Office of Career Strategy

Career Walk-In Hours Suspended During the Summer
Walk-in hours will end for the semester on Friday, April 24. Students can still make career advising appointments throughSymplicity (Appointments Tab) and phone appointments are available throughout the summer. Please indicate a phone number when making the appointment. Same-day senior appointments will also continue through the week of Graduation.

Yale Career Panel:  A Candid View of Internet & Data Services Careers
Tuesday, April 21, 4:30pm-6:00pm, W.L. Harkness Hall, Room 119

Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events. Log in to Symplicity under Events/Employer Information Sessions to RSVP.

Yale Summer Session

Global Summer Program at Yale

Take a class at Yale this summer with international peers from top research institutions! Moral Foundations of Politics (PLSC S118 {30097}) will be offered this summer as the Global Summer Program at Yale. Limited number of seats available and partial funding for two Yale students enrolled is available. 1 Credit. Tuition $3,600. Session B: July 6 - August 7. Please see http://summer.yale.edufor the course descriptions and more details about the Global Summer Program.

Questions: Contact Kathy Trputec, Global Summer Program Coordinator (


Attending an information session is the first step to booking an advising appointment, and the last sessions of term are upon us—don’t miss out!  Browse for calendar of events, lists of fellowships by class year, and much more. 

*If you have won an external scholarship, fellowship, or other award not administered through Fellowship Programs, please let us know: we would like to celebrate your accomplishment!  More importantly, we’d also like to know if you would be willing to be listed on our website and to serve as a resource for future Yale applicants—it really makes a difference.  Please email, telling us what award you won, what the award will help you do, and the website (if available) for additional information about the award.  Thank you and congratulations!

Upcoming events

Fellowships for after graduation (2 of 2 general intros scheduled this spring)

Thursday, April 23, 4:30-5:30pm, CIPE room 305

Juniors, seniors, and anyone else interested: Not sure what you’d like to do after graduation, or curious about fellowships open to graduating seniors? Whether you’re a US citizen or an international student here at Yale, there are many terrific postgraduate opportunities around the world—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English.

Fulbright information session (4 of 4 scheduled before the fall deadline)

Monday, April 27, 3:00-4:00pm, CIPE room 305

                Juniors, seniors, and anyone else interested: come hear about this terrific opportunity offered by the Fulbright to spend a purposeful year in one of more than 140 countries around the globe.  (Not a US citizen? Come anyway—Yale offers some similar fellowships open to any graduating senior, and much of what you hear will apply to those, too!)

Writing essays for national fellowships (last one scheduled this term)

Monday, April 27, 4:00-5:00pm, CIPE room 305

Thinking of applying this fall for national fellowships like Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Schwarzman, or Truman?  Take a study break, and get a head start on your application with insights and advice from Fellowships team!  Applications are less daunting with a little help…

Rhodes and beyondfellowships for postgraduate study in the UK & Ireland (4 of 4 scheduled before fall deadlines)

Wednesday, April 29, 12:30-1:30pm, CIPE room 305

Juniors, seniors, and anyone else interested: come hear from folks who have pursued postgraduate study in the UK & Ireland and about fellowships to support this (US citizenship NOT required).

Upcoming deadline for freshmen, sophomores & juniors

International Summer Award

  • Deadline: May 1 (Please note that deadlines for study abroad and internship programs are earlier.) 

Upcoming deadlines for seniors

Yale-China CCNU Guizishan Fellowship Program

  • Carry out self-designed projects with the support of Central China Normal University (CCNU) in Wuhan and Yale-China Association; be integrated in the CCNU community with a half-time teaching appointment.  Eligible are seniors and recent alumni, in any major. Details and applications at

  • Deadline: April 30

  • Learn all about this opportunity at a special info session: Monday, April 20, 4:30pm, at CIPE (55 Whitney) room 369 

NEW: Carl Purington Rollins Fellowship in Design Communications

  • Supports a terrific postgraduate internship with the Yale University Printer. Eligible are graduating seniors, especially Arts majors with a concentration in Graphic Design. Details in the Fellowships calendar of events and deadlines (

  • Deadline: April 30 

Rotary International Peace Fellowships

  • Support a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution at one of several specified programs in the US & abroad.  (US citizenship not required.)  Yale students are very welcome to apply for the New Haven Rotary Club’s nomination; and email  for details/application form.

  • Deadline to apply for endorsement by the New Haven Rotary Club: May 1

  • NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA)

  • Provides recent college graduates an opportunity to spend 1-2 years performing full-time research at the National Institutes of Health. Eligible: seniors and recent alumni, US citizens & permanent residents who plan to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school during their tenure in the IRTA/CRTA program. Details/application

  • Deadline: rolling (application should be made 3-6 months before hoped-for start at NIH)

 Other opportunities

The Department of Comparative Literature announces a New Annual Prize, The Richard Maxwell prize for Translation and Translation Studies. 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 Annotated 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 (3 copies) must reach the Comparative Literature Department office (451 College Street, #102) by April 20th

Check out theSummer Playbook, a website which helps Ivy League students meet up and connect during their summer travels. The Playbook is a great and free way to help make our community closer. It was started by a Harvard student last year and is expanding to Yale and the other Ivy schools soon.

SHARE Support GroupsThe SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education) Center will be offering support groups during the winter semester (dates and times to be set based on schedules of member). Where: SHARE Center (Yale Health, Lower Level) Please contact Carole Goldberg, Jennifer Czincz or Amy Meyers if you are interested in participating. Carole Goldberg:  203 432 0310,; Jennifer Czincz:  203 432 2610,; Amy Myers:  203 436 8217,