Dean’s Notes 1-22-2018

January 22, 2018

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of January 22, 2017
Hope you all had a nice weekend and are enjoying your classes so far this term! It is going to be a busy week in the office, with schedules due later in the week. Please be sure to meet with your adviser(s) for signatures before submitting your schedule (please see the deadlines below). If you need to meet with me this week, please touch base with Leah (see below). A couple of tips for that: 1) Sometimes it’s easier to call the office. 2) If you e-mail her, please suggest a few times when you are available. Thanks!
TC Dean’s Office:
To make an appointment with me, please visit the office or call/e-mail Leah at (203) 432-0722 (leah.jehan@yale.edu). 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 with Leah, 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.

ACADEMICS

Course Schedule Deadlines:
Class of 2021 Wednesday, January 24, 5:00 pm
Class of 2020 Thursday, January 25, 5:00 pm
Class of 2019 Thursday, January 25, 5:00 pm
Class of 2018 Friday, January 26, 5:00 pm

Schedules are handed in to TC Dean’s Office. The deadlines are strictly enforced. A late schedule incurs a fine of $50. A late schedule cannot elect any courses CR/D/Fail. Clerical Error on schedule: $50.
A schedule of 3 or 3.5 course credits and a schedule of 6 or 6.5 course credits needs my permission before the schedule is handed in. Schedule an appointment to see me (see above).

On-line Course Selection: www.yale.edu/sis
1. Use the worksheet capabilities to search courses to shop during shopping period.
2. After you have settled on the courses you will take, print your final schedule.
3. Take the final schedule to your adviser for the signature. Sign the schedule.
4. Hand in your signed schedule to the TC Dean's Office by the deadline for your class (see deadlines above and here)

I remind you that 1) The system does not check for conflicts in class meeting times (that is the student’s responsibility – see “overlapping meeting times” below), and that 2) Once you print your final schedule, you cannot reenter the system to make changes and print a different final schedule. Including or removing a course (after meeting with your adviser, for instance) must be hand written on the printed final schedule itself (in the Include and Remove Sections), and each change must be initialed by your adviser or me before the deadline for handing in your schedule.
Overlapping Class Meeting Times: Class meeting times may not overlap by more than 15 minutes once a week. Required are a conversation with me before the Course Enrollment deadline, compelling academic reasons for the overlap, and with my assistance, a petition to the Committee on Honors and Academic Standing, which includes written approval from both professors.

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 the deadline for your course schedule. [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.]
Courses at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and at a professional school cannot elect the CR/D/Fail option.
Credit for these courses on your transcript: When you put a Graduate or Professional School course on your schedule, zero (0) course credits are recorded for the course until you hand in to my office the form for graduate school courses (syllabus attached) and the Registrar’s office determines the course credits for that course after that. Some courses earn 1 course credit in Yale College and some earn .5 course credits (most commonly in SOM and EPH).
Independent Studies (Directed Reading, Directed Research, etc. as listed by most departments). There are limits on the number that a student can enroll in during a given year and over four years. For more information, refer to the YCPS. Enrolling in an independent study requires the additional permission of a Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Deadline to apply for a Spring Term Leave of Absence: January 30, 2017. See me if you are thinking about requesting a leave of absence for this term.
A list of Sc courses without prerequisites may be found at http://science.yalecollege.yale.edu/academics/faculty-resources/science-....

A list of QR courses without prerequisites may be found at https://science.yalecollege.yale.edu/academics/courses/qr-courses/qr-cou...

Yale Degree Audit: Yale Degree Audit (YDA) is a tool that tracks your progress toward the bachelor’s degree. YDA is located on the Academics tab of Student Information System (SIS). YDA displays the Yale College degree requirements that you have already completed and those that are still pending. A “Look Ahead” feature shows you how future course enrollment might apply toward your degree. Yale Degree Audit does not take the place of face-to-face advising, although you may wish to share your audit with your adviser. Instead, it provides an easy-to-read summary of requirements, allowing you and your adviser to spend more time discussing course selection and academic goals. Do not rely solely on your degree audit when planning your courses; continue to use Yale’s standard systems for schedule planning, and employ YDA as an additional tool. More features will be added to YDA in the future, including the ability to track progress toward major requirements. If you have suggestions, general observations, or questions that are not answered by the FAQs, send them to registrar@yale.edu using the subject line “Degree Audit.” If you believe that academic information in your degree audit is incorrect, contact our office.

TUTORING
Writing Center/Tutors/Partners: http://ctl.yale.edu/writing; http://writing.yalecollege.yale.edu/
Sc/QR Tutoring: http://ctl.yale.edu/tutoring/quantitative-reasoning-science
Language Tutoring: http://cls.yale.edu/foreign-language-tutoring
Advising Resources; http://advising.yalecollege.yale.edu/.

IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE

January 26 Last day for students in the class of 2018 to petition for permission to complete the requirements of two majors.
February 2 Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term without the course appearing on the transcript
February 23 Last day to withdraw from a course that meets in the first-half of the term
February 28 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 9 Midterm
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript

FIRST-YEARS

Course Schedule Deadline for Class of 2021 is Wednesday, January 24, 5:00 pm
First-Years must earn a minimum of 8 course credits after the completion of two terms of enrollment.

Most first year language courses are "credit/year only." That means that a student who completed FREN L1 last term will get no credit for last term unless he/she also completes FREN L2 this term. (Note: Students for whom the language of instruction in secondary school was other than English may satisfy the foreign language requirement in other ways; see me if you think this applies to you).
First-Year Distributional Requirement: At the end of the first year (after two terms of enrollment) the student’s record must record enrollment in at least one course credit in two of the three skills categories (WR, QR, and foreign language). For a course with two distributional designations, only one or the other designation can be counted toward the distributional requirements; in other words, no double dipping. A course may, however, count toward both the requirements for a major and for a distributional requirement. NOTE: If a first-year’s distributional requirement needs to be made up during the summer following first year, that course must be completed in Yale Summer Session.
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 first-years 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.

SOPHOMORES

Course Schedule Deadline for Class of 2020 is Thursday, January 25, 5:00 pm
Sophomore Year Distributional Requirement: At the end of the sophomore year (after four terms of enrollment) the student’s record must record enrollment in at least one course credit in each disciplinary area (Hu, Sc, and So) and at least one course credit in each skills category (WR, QR, and foreign language). For a course with two distributional designations, only one or the other designation can be counted toward the distributional requirements; in other words, no double dipping. A course may, however, count toward both the requirements for a major and for a distributional requirement.
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 first-years 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.

JUNIORS

Course Schedule Deadline for Class of 2019 is Thursday, January 25, 5:00 pm
The foreign language requirement must be completed by the end of the junior year (sixth term of enrollment) in order to be promoted to senior standing (a seventh term of enrollment).
Junior Year Distributional Requirement: At the end of the junior year (after 6 terms of enrollment) a student’s record must show successful completion of all skills requirements: two course credits in QR, two course credits in WR, and foreign language). A course completed CR cannot count toward a distribution requirement. For a course with two distributional designations, only one or the other designation can be counted toward the distributional requirements; in other words, no double dipping. A course may, however, count toward both the requirements for a major and for a distributional requirement.
First-Year Counselor Applications are now available at the Yale College First-Year Counselor website at https://yalecollege.yale.edu/students/academic-planning/advising/advisin.... Prospective counselors should complete the online application form and also turn in one-page resume to their own Residential College Dean's Office. These and other guidelines are on the application and the website. The application will be open until Wednesday, January 31st, at 11:59pm. An info session is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23 at 6pm in the Fellows Lounge (entryway K).

SENIORS

Course Schedule Deadline for Class of 2018 is Friday, January 26, 5:00 pm
Distributional Requirement for the degree: Successful completion of two course credits each in WR, QR, Hu, So, and Sc and completion of the foreign language requirement. A course completed CR cannot count toward a distribution requirement. For a course with two distributional designations, only one or the other designation can be counted toward the distributional requirements; in other words, no double dipping. A course may, however, count toward both the requirements for a major and for a distributional requirement.
Friday, January 26 is the last day for the Class of 2018 to petition for permission to complete the requirements of two majors. The form is in the TC Dean’s Office and requires the signatures of both DUS’s.

YALE ACADEMIC STRATEGIES PROGRAM
https://orgsync.com/162209/
http://ctl.yale.edu/AcademicStrategiesProgram
**1-1 Meetings with Mentors**
What do students do in meetings with Academic Strategies mentors? Here are a few examples:
· Create a weekly study schedule
· Make a plan for completing your senior thesis or other major project
· Reflect on the previous semester and identify strength and areas for improvement
· Learn strategies for more effective and efficient reading
· Talk over techniques for studying for exams
To set up an appointment, email us directly at academicstrategies@yale.edu.

**Academic Strategies Workshops**

Academic Success on a Budget
Monday, January 22, 7:30 PM, Silliman Seminar Room 303, Byers Hall, Silliman College
Tuesday, January 30, 7:30 PM, Branford College Trumbull Room

Creating a Timeline for Your Senior Thesis
Thursday, January 25, 7:30 PM, JE Seminar Room L23
Monday, January 29, 6:00 PM, Berkeley South Court Seminar Room

Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations
Monday, January 22, 6:00 PM, Room 16, Pauli Murray College
Thursday, February 1, 7:30 PM, Hopper College Fellows Lounge

Decoding Syllabi and Assignments
Monday, January 29, 7:30 PM, Silliman Seminar Room 415, Byers Hall, Silliman College

Fresh Start: New Strategies for a New Semester
Tuesday, January 23, 7:30 PM, Branford Common Room
Thursday, January 25, 6:00 PM, Room M104A (mezzanine), Center for Teaching and Learning, Sterling Library, 301 York St.

Managing a Heavy Reading Load
Wednesday, January 24, 6 PM, Room 120A, Center for Teaching and Learning, Sterling Library, 301 York St.
Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 PM, Room 120A, Center for Teaching and Learning, Sterling Library, 301 York St.

Pathways for Sophomores
Monday, January 29, 6:00 PM, Branford College Common Room

Succeeding in Lectures
Thursday, February 1, 7:30 PM, Trumbull College Seminar Room

Succeeding in Seminars
Tuesday, January 30, 6:00 PM, Jonathan Edwards College Common Room

Time Management
Tuesday, January 23, 6:00 PM, Hopper College Fellows Lounge
Thursday, February 1, 6:00 PM, Room M104A (mezzanine), Center for Teaching and Learning, Sterling Library, 301 York St.

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Yale Summer Session
Give your passion your full attention by taking a class or two this summer. The Yale Summer Session application is now open! Check out which courses are offered in New Haven, online and abroad this summer. Experience the same Veritas, with a bit more Lux.

Course of the Week: Environmental Inequalities (Summer Session B)
Examine the intersection of environmental issues and various systems of social injustice, especially racism, sexism, and economic inequality. Topics include why and how minority communities face higher levels of environmental risk; the role grassroots activism plays in mitigating unequal representation; which groups bear disproportionate shares of negative environmental consequences globally; and the role of art in the struggle for environmental justice. 1 Credit.

Be sure to speak with your advisor about summer classes – many of our courses fulfill distributional requirements!

Yale Summer Session
New Haven ● Online ● Abroad
summer.yale.edu

OFFICE OF CAREER STRATEGY

Connect with the Office of Career Strategy:
• Cold and flu season is upon us. If you are feeling “under the weather,” you can choose to conduct your advising appointment by phone or Skype. Indicate your preference and contact information when scheduling your appointment.
• General Drop-in Advising: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor (when classes are in session)
• Yale-coordinated Internships Additional Drop-in Hours: Mondays 10:00am-1:00pm and Thursdays 1:00pm-4:00pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

Summer Internship Information:
• ISA-eligible International Internships: Students securing international internships independently may apply to receive International Summer Award (ISA) funding.
• Summer 2018 Yale-coordinated Internship Opportunities: Yale-coordinated Domestic and International Internship opportunities for summer 2018 are available in Yale Career Link. Note: a) students have 5 (five) business days to accept an offer once extended (unless otherwise set by the employer), and b) applications are due Friday, January 26. Check listings each week as more opportunities are posted.
• Director Positions: Yale Summer Events 2018 in NY, DC, and San Francisco
Collaborate with alumni, employers, and students to manage activities and plan events for students living and working in these cities during summer 2018. Search for “Yale Summer Events” (use quotation marks) in Yale Career Link to apply. Contact Stephanie Waite with questions. Deadline: January 26

Upcoming Notable Events:
• Common Good Career Fair: Friday, January 26, 2:00pm–4:00pm, Q Club, RSVP
• Career Education Series: Corporate Social Responsibility, Friday, February 2, 12:00pm-1:00pm, 55 Whitney Ave, RSVP
• Designing Your Career @ Yale: Friday, February 16, 12:00pm-5:00pm, 55 Whitney Ave. Contact Stephanie Waite or Janelle Lewis with questions.
Apply, Deadline: January 26
• Yale College Career Workbooks & 14 Career-Prep Animated Videos
• Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events. Log in to Yale Career Link under Events/Employer Information Sessions to RSVP.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

CIPE SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS COMMON APPLICATION IS OPEN!
The CIPE Summer Research Fellowships are open to all Yale College first years, sophomores and juniors to support summer research and other academic work abroad that is related to academic papers, senior essays and senior projects in the humanities and social sciences.
Visit the Student Grants Database to learn more.
Deadline to apply: I:00pm, February 28, 2018

DROP-IN HOURS WITH INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB) ADMINISTRATORS & WRITING PARTNERS
• Friday, January 26, 2pm – 4pm
• CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor
The fellowships team is joined by members of the Yale Human Research Protection Program and the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning to answer your questions. No appointment is necessary.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Proposal Writing Workshops
• Monday, January 22, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
• Wednesday January 24, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
• Tuesday January 30, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
• CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave., 3rd floor, room 305

Summer STEM fellowships-Domestic and Abroad: How to Write a Proposal
• Wednesday January 24, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
• Ezra Stiles Dining Hall

Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events and deadlines.

APPROACHING DEADLINES
January 26 - Mortimer Hays Brandeis (campus deadline)
January 31 - The CIPE Yale College Post Graduate Fellowships (application deadline)
January 31 - The Germain Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (application deadline)
January 31 - Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program (application deadline)
February 2 - Henry Fellowship (campus deadline)
February 9 - Paul Mellon Fellowship (campus deadline)
February 14 – CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application (application deadline)

Contact Fellowships - We’re always happy to hear from you!

STUDY ABROAD

APPLICATIONS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019 & FALL 2018 ABROAD ARE OPEN
• March 5 – Deadline to submit application for Credit for Fall and Academic Year Abroad

IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR SUMMER 2018 ABROAD
• February 15 – Deadline to submit application for Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad
• March 1 – Deadline to submit application for Credit for Non-Yale Summer Abroad

Visit the Apply Page on the Study Abroad Website to learn more

UPCOMING EVENTS
London School of Economics (LSE) Summer School Info Session
• Monday, January 29, 4:00pm – 4:45pm
• CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
The London School of Economics (LSE) Summer School offers high quality teaching, a stimulating environment and the opportunity to meet with people from all continents. Join us to learn more about this summer opportunity.

Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events.

DROP-IN HOURS FRIDAY JANUARY 26
Advisers are available to answer questions during drop-in hours which are held every Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. when classes are in session. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for a maximum of 15 minutes each.

Reach out - There are many opportunities to discuss study abroad, including meeting with study abroad advisers, connecting with other Yalies, and attending information sessions.

OTHER

Residential Counselor in Yale Summer Session 2018
Both the job description and application may be found here: https://apply.summer.yale.edu/register/reslifeapp2018. Any Yale sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student in good academic standing or any Yale alumnus/a is eligible to apply. Applicants should be mature students who enjoy working with others and who feel committed to the intellectual and social values of residential college life. The job also requires resourcefulness, integrity, good judgment, and energy. Previous counseling experience is a plus.
There are several other residential-life staff positions which are detailed here: https://summer.yale.edu/summer-2018-residential-staff-job-descriptions. Applications for all positions must be submitted by February 9th at 4pm.

Yale-Harvard Blood Drive Challenge 2018, Jan 22th - 25th 9AM - 6PM @ the Slifka Center
Every year, the American Red Cross teams at Yale and Harvard organize the Yale-Harvard Blood Drive Challenge, where we compete to collect the most units of blood. Each unit of blood can save up to 3 lives. Yale has taken home the trophy for the past 6+ years. Help to defend the Bulldogs and to serve a good cause by signing up to donate. Each donation can save up to three lives! Visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code "4437” to make an appointment. If you have any questions, please e-mail Victor Ayeni (victor.ayeni@yale.edu) or Andrew Zhang (andrew.zhang.az326@yale.edu)
If you missed taking a tour of Sterling Memorial Library last semester you have another chance! This hour-long tour of the library will make navigating the library – and your academic life -- much easier. Tours run from January 29th to February 9th; sign up at: http://bit.ly/SMLstacks.
On Friday, January 26th, Bass Library and the Yale Film Study Center present “Yale at the Movies” with a 35mm screening of FIGHT CLUB, starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton (Yale ’91), and Helena Bonham Carter and directed by David Fincher. 7:00 PM at the Whitney Humanities Center. More information at: http://bit.ly/YaleMovies.

Thinking about Summer Study Abroad? Think London!
Yale-in-London is now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Sessions; the deadline is February 15th. Earn Yale credits automatically as well as distribution credits in Humanities. Take classes that immerse you in historical sites, theater, and museums--all while living in one of the world’s greatest cities! Details on courses, faculty, and the application process are available at
http://britishart.yale.edu/education/yale-college-students/yale-in-london or http://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/yale-in-london/overview, and email us at yaleinlondon@yale.edu for questions or advising appointments.

The Yale College Dean's Office has put together a team of students to work with Dean Howard on first-generation and/or low-income issues. They are compiling information on resources for first-generation and/or low-income Yalies. If you are interested in receiving emails on such resources, please sign up for the panlist here. Emails sent to this panlist will cover topics such as professional development and career paths, personal finances, academic resources, and campus events.

Virus Discovery & Evolution (EEB175L)
Not your typical lab! “Virus Discovery & Evolution” (EEB175L) is a new hybrid course that includes mentored research and lab exercises. This research-based lab course provides students with an introduction to empirical research, and is ideal for first-years and sophomores. Students design their own experiments, test hypotheses, analyze data, and present their findings. They will conduct independent projects to discover and characterize novel bacteriophage, which are viruses that infect bacteria. Students will get a taste of microbiology, genetics, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Phage biology is used in many fields--industrial fermentation, medicine, ecology, and evolutionary biology--so this course topic is attractive to students pursuing various STEM majors. Questions? Contact the course instructor: Dr. Alita Burmeister, Ph.D. (alita.burmeister@yale.edu)
Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) are hiring for paid, full-time, seasonal instructional staff positions! If you are interested in teaching, mentoring, and inspiring high school students from 120+ countries around the world, and want to work collaboratively to create a successful and memorable program, YYGS and YYAS may be the right place for you. Every year, YYGS hires 100+ undergraduate and graduate students and YYAS hires approximately 18 undergraduate and graduate students to teach, mentor, and supervise participants both in and out of the classroom. Instructional staff members gain valuable experience in teaching and curriculum development, and build skills in teamwork, organization, and management. To learn more, check out our website (globalscholars.yale.edu/employment), or contact us at join.yygs@yale.edu (YYGS).
The Yale Undergraduate Research Association is proud to present its updated and improved Research Database (RDB), a resource for undergraduates to find research opportunities. RDB features 1400+ faculty listings with research descriptions across 60+ fields of study, including the humanities, social sciences, and STEM. Discover potential faculty mentors who share your research interests at https://yura.yale.edu/database.

Interested in Genetic Engineering Research? Join the Yale iGEM Team!
The Yale iGEM (International Genetically Engineer Machine) Team is a student-run undergraduate research team with its own fully-equipped Biology Lab. Using cutting-edge tools and techniques, we apply the principles of genetic engineering to solve real-world problems. During the school year, we host journal clubs and prepare team members for summer research. As a team, we carry out a research project over the summer and compete at the iGEM Jamboree, an international conference with attendees from over 200 universities.

CUHK-Yale summer seminar: June 15-June 30, 2018
Title: The overbuilt country-side: Territorial Governance and Land Use in Guangdong
Dates: June 15 – June 30, 2018 for Yale participants. June 18-30 2018 for CUHK participants
Institutional Co-Sponsors:
At Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK): Professor Pierre Landry, Department of Government and Public Administration (GPA)
At Yale: Professor Deborah Davis, Council on East Asian Studies (CEAS)
Core Faculty: Professor Deborah Davis, Department of Sociology, Yale, Professor Pierre Landry Department of GPA at CUHK. and Professor CHEN Juan from Department of Applied Social Science at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Primary goals: As in past CUHK-Yale summer workshops, we have designed the program to meet pedagogical, methodological, and substantive goals where resources at CUHK are of exceptional value. In terms of pedagogy and methodology, this workshop is designed to provide a supervised experience for learning advanced techniques of mapping and data analysis of detailed geo-referred materials on land use. The workshop will use hierarchical spatial analysis to explore connections between territorial governance and land use in rural China since the end of the people’s communes. But we also draw extensively on archival material, only some of which has been digitized.
The initial empirical challenge is to describe variation in land use across the Province of Guangdong as one step toward understanding the relationship between land management and “land-use agents” at the level of village, township, and county. Over the two-week workshop we will move from creating a descriptive overview to testing preliminary explanatory hypotheses.
Location: the workshop will be based at the Universities Service Center for China Studies (USC) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a research center which houses an extraordinary collection of documentary and statistical materials, as well as the Barometer of Chinese Development, a digital archive of data on all counties in China.
Student Participants: maximum of 10, between 2-4 from Yale and between 6-8 from CUHK. Minimum Requirements: competence in written Chinese and multi-variate statistics and commitment to join workshop 9:00 am- 5:00 pm Mondays through Saturdays between June 18 and June 30. Students arriving from overseas must arrive in Hong Kong no later than the evening of June 16, 2018.
Application Process for Yale students: By January 25, 2018, email Deborah.davis@yale.edu a one page resume and brief statement of why the workshop’s empirical foci interest you and how you might build on the experience in the subsequent 12 months. Interviews in New Haven will be scheduled between January 29 and 31. Offers will be made February 1, and February 15 is deadline to accept offer in order to finalize tickets and handle visa application for non-US citizens in a timely fashion. Any questions, please email Deborah.davis@yale.edu.
Financing: For Yale students, the Council on East Asian Studies (CEAS) will cover: one roundtrip economy ticket up to the cost of the airfare between NYC and Hong Kong, cost of visa application (where necessary), and housing for 15 nights in Hong Kong. For both Yale and CUHK participants, CEAS provides daily per diem (25USD)

Preliminary schedule:
January 25 Deadline for Yale application
Feb 15 Deadline for Yale students to accept offer finalized Yale offers.
March 1 Deadline for CUHK students to apply March 15 Deadline for CUHK students to accept
June 1 Final reading list sent to all participants
June 16 7:00 pm: Latest date for Yale participants to arrive in Hong Kong
June 18-29 9:00 am – 5.45 pm: USC library seminars and working group meetings
June 30 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Public “Report Out” by CUHK and Hong Kong scholars
June 30 12:00 – 2:00 pm: Farewell lunch
July 1 Yale participants depart from Hong Kong

INTERVENING IN BIAS INCIDENTS: STRATEGIES FOR ACTION IN THE MOMENT
Intervening in a bias incident makes a big difference, both for the individuals involved and for the whole community, and yet bystanders sometimes hesitate to act. Hosted by student and professional staff of the Yale College Dean’s Office, this workshop focuses on practical strategies for interrupting bias and harassment, and for supporting those targeted by it. All members of the Yale community are welcome, but pre-registration is required via the website. Registration/Info: https://cce.yalecollege.yale.edu/bias-intervention-training

Details on locations will be provided after registration is confirmed. Workshops will be held during the following dates/times:
Monday, January 29, 2018, 6pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6pm to 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 6pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6pm to 7:30pm
Friday, February 2, 2018, 3-4:30pm

Sponsored by The Yale Office of Gender & Campus Culture

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 2018 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 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:
onhsa.yale.edu/SSRIcoordinator

For more information about the program email maria.parente@yale.edu.