Dean’s Notes 4-3-2017

April 3, 2017

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of April 3, 2017
Happy April! Hope you’re all doing well and enjoying the milder weather. This week, specifically tonight and tomorrow night, housing is on the agenda! I’m looking forward to my first housing draw! :) Please note the times below. A housing-specific e-mail will be sent out today.

Housing Number/Room Draws tonight and tomorrow night!
Monday, April 3, 2017 – TC Dining Hall
8:00 pm – NUMBER AND ROOM DRAW for rising sophomores (Class of 2020)
8:30 pm – NUMBER AND ROOM DRAW for rising seniors (Class 2018)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – TC Dining Hall
8:00 pm – NUMBER AND ROOM DRAW for rising juniors (Class of 2019)
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 7 Last day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option in a full-term course to a letter grade. Please note that you can do this online through SIS.
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:
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.

Upcoming Academic Strategies Workshops
You can now automatically add our workshops to your calendar and receive email reminders. Go to

Fresh start: Midterm Edition
Develop strategies for success for the second half of the semester.
Wednesday, April 5 @ 7:30pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance)

Exam Study Strategies
Reduce exam stress with new strategies for midterms and finals.
Monday, April 3 @ 6:00 pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance):
Wednesday, April 12 @ 6 pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance):

Time Management
Set a weekly routine, plan major assignments, and make time for yourself.
Monday, April 10 @ 6 pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance)

Managing a Heavy Reading Load
Read with purpose and efficiency.
Monday, April 3 @ 6 pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance)
Tuesday, April 11 @ 7:30 pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance)

How to Talk to Faculty
Have questions to ask in office hours? Need a faculty recommendation? Learn strategies for communicating effectively with your instructors.
Tuesday, April 4 @ 6 pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance)
Thursday, April 13 @ 7:30 pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance)

Succeeding in Seminars & Lectures
Learn effective class prep, class participation, notetaking and review strategies.
Thursday, April 6 @ 6 pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance)

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
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.
Register here
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
Deadline: April 4 Apply and 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
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. Join fellow students and alums on Friday evening, April 7 and Saturday afternoon, April 8. 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 events. Log in to Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity under Events/Employer Information Sessions to RSVP.
Fellowships and Funding:

Writing for National Fellowships Workshop

• Friday, April 7th at 2:00 PM @ CTL, 301 York Street, Room 120C
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 this Writing for National Fellowships session directly to your calendar.

The IRB Application Process Information Session

• Monday, April 17th at 12:30 @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor – last chance this semester!
In this information session, a Regulatory Analyst from the Human Subjects Committee will guide you through the IRB application process. There will be time for Q and A in this session, so feel free to come with any questions specific to your project and application. Add this final IRB Application Process session of the semester directly to your calendar.

Yale Fellowships Drop-In Advising 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

• Hear directly from the fellowships team: sign up for your class year’s Fellowships 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 below all require applicants to apply through Yale.
Rhodes & Beyond: Postgraduate Fellowships Information Session

• Tuesday, April 4th at 4 @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor
There are fellowships for funded graduate study in the UK for US citizens and international students alike. Get the inside scoop from Yale’s UK fellowships adviser and hear from former winners. Deadlines begin in August before senior year, so now is the time for juniors 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 this Rhodes & Beyond session directly to your calendar.

Fulbright Information Session

• 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. Deadlines begin in August before senior year, so now is the time for juniors to start the process. Add this Fulbright session directly to your calendar.

Schwarzman Scholars Program Information Session w/ Director of Admissions Rob Garris
Thursday, April 13th at 4:00 PM @ 55 Hillhouse Avenue, Horchow Hall GM Room
Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman Scholars Program is an international scholarship 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. Deadlines begin in August before senior year, so now is the time for juniors to state the process. Add this Schwarzman Scholars session directly to your calendar.

Study Abroad:

Upcoming Financial Aid Information Session for Year or Term Abroad Students
• Wednesday, April 5 at 4pm in CIPE Room 369, 55 Whitney Ave, 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 about this, and to review the application process and deadlines, please visit the ISA website. ISA questions should be directed to
Walk-In Hours
Every Friday from 2 – 4 PM @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor
Study abroad advisers will be 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.

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Receive updates twice a month, during the school year, about upcoming application deadlines, information sessions by region or program, social events, and more:

Yale Summer Session:

Informational Tables in the Residential Colleges

• Monday April 3, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Morse & Stiles
• Tuesday April 4, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: TD & Silliman
• Wednesday April 5, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Hopper, Berkeley & Trumbull
• Thursday April 6, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Pierson & Davenport
• Friday April 7, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Branford, Saybrook, & JE
Stop by one of the Yale Summer Session information tables! Summer Session staff will be available in the college outside the dining hall to give information and fun giveaways about Yale Summer Session’s programs during the summer. Yale Summer Session offers programs in New Haven, Online and Abroad.

Global Summer Program in New Haven

• ANTH S207 - 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.
Contact us if you have any questions about Yale Summer Session.

Yale Summer Session
New Haven ● Online ● Abroad

Other CIPE Opportunities:

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.

The Yale Association for African Peace and Development would like to extend an invitation to you for our 5th annual African Development Conference that will take place on April 14th and April 15th, 2017 here on campus. This year’s conference is themed Ubuntu: Collaboration for African Development, and will feature some of Africa's most influential leaders. The distinguished speakers and panelists include Donald Kaberuka, former president of the African Development Bank; Ibukun Awosika, CEO of the CHAIR Foundation; Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of Transparency International and pioneer of the #bringbackourgirls campaign; Hlomela Bucwa, South Africa's youngest member of government; and Zethu Matebeni, one of the pioneer activists for sexuality and gender diversity in Africa. There will also be an African Night Market and a Career Fair including McKinsey and BCG, as well an incredible opportunity to interview for a job/internship at the World Bank! Tickets are available here. We can't wait to network with you!

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