Dean’s Notes 1-28-2019

January 28, 2019

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of January 28, 2019

Shopping period is over and schedules are set!! I hope you are all settling in nicely for the term and hope you enjoyed the weekend. The days are getting a little longer each day, which is a wonderful thing.
Have you attended any of the CTL’s Academic Strategies Workshops? You should! See the ones for the coming week and next week below! Have a wonderful week! :)
Meeting with me:

To make an appointment, please visit the office or call/e-mail Leah at (203) 432-0722 (leah.jehan@yale.edu). When e-mailing, give Leah 2 or 3 times when 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 do not set up appointments during the evening/weekends.

ACADEMICS

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. If you believe that academic information in your degree audit is incorrect, contact our office.

UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINES

January 28 Deadline to apply for a spring term Leave of Absence. See me if you are thinking about requesting a leave of absence.
February 1 Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the term without the course appearing on your transcript
February 5 Deadline to submit a Blue Form to take a Profession School Class. This Blue Form is available in the TC Dean’s Office or here.

To request a transfer from your assigned residential college to another college, you must submit an application that can be accessed via this link: (https://yalesurvey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b139eKydARxPcy1)
Here are a few things you should know before requesting a transfer of residential college:
1) Transfer requests are not guaranteed, and you are strongly encouraged to have a housing option within your own college should your transfer be declined.
2) In order to transfer to another residential college, you will need to have a current student in that residential college sponsor your transfer and agree to live with you for the next academic year. Please note that any single student may sponsor no more than two candidates to transfer into their college in an academic year.
3) If your transfer is approved it is a binding decision, so please consider your request carefully before submitting your application.
4) If your transfer is approved and you later change your mind about the housing arrangement you had committed to on your form, your transfer may be revoked. You may also be subject to the policies and penalties of the applicable residential college housing rules.
5) Each residential college will decide whether or not they wish to interview potential transfer candidates, and if they do interview them, how and when they might do so. It is your responsibility to check with the staff of the residential college you wish to transfer to.
6) Only completed applications may be submitted and the deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019. Students will be notified of the transfer decisions by the end of February.

FIRST-YEARS
Application for the 2019 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. Application deadline is TODAY Monday, January 28, 2019.

SOPHOMORES
Application for the 2019 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. Application deadline is TODAY Monday, January 28, 2019.

JUNIORS
First-Year Counselor Applications are available online at the Yale College First-Year Counselor website. The application will be open until Wednesday, January 31st, at 11:59pm.

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/.
Trumbull Writing Tutor: Adam Sexton it the Trumbull College Writing Tutor. Adam teaches three courses in the English department (“Reading and Writing the Modern Essay,” "Writing About Music," and “Reading Fiction for Craft”) and is a Critic in the graduate School of Art. Adam is also a write; his next book, "Difficult Listening," is due to be published in 2021.

To meet with Adam, please reserve a half-hour by logging on to https://www.yalewco.com/index.php, and be sure to email him the document you want help with by 7:00 a.m. on the day of your appointment. Include the instructor’s prompt, your focus for our meeting, and when the paper is due. Adam looks forward to working with you!

Trumbull Mathematics and Science Tutor: Trevor C. Williams, who is a 2nd year graduate student in Economics, if our new Trumbull College Mathematics and Science Tutor. Trevor will start with the following schedule:
TC Basement Rm 29 (near Entryway G); Sun 8.00 PM-9:30 PM
Find out if your QR/Sc course has a peer tutor here! http://ctl.yale.edu/tutoring/quantitative-reasoning-science/look-your-qr...
Yale Academic Strategies Program
https://academicstrategies.ctl.yale.edu
academicstrategies@yale.edu

Meet 1-1 with our Academic Strategies Mentors
Students can now sign up for an appointment via our online scheduler. During your 1-1 session, you can:
• Create a weekly schedule to help manage your time and get things done
• Set academic and professional goals and identify ways to meet them
• Identify challenges and develop strategies to enhance your approach to your academic work
Students wanting to get a good start to the semester should also check out our Academic Strategies online guide: Starting Smart: How to focus your academic efforts from the very first class.

Academic Strategies Workshops
All workshops are held in the Poorvu Center (the new name for the CTL)

Reading Analytically for Social Science
Monday, January 28, 4:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room 120A

Pathways for First-Years
Monday, January 28, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A
Wednesday, February 6, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A

Succeeding in Intro Econ Courses: Problem Sets & Exams
Monday, January 28, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room 120A

Succeeding in Seminars & Lectures
Monday, January 28, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A
Monday, February 4, 4:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A
Creating a Timeline for Your Senior Thesis
Tuesday, January 29, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A
Monday, February 4, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A

Procrastination: How to Work Through It
Tuesday, January 29, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A
Wednesday, February 6, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A

Succeeding in Intro Math Courses: Problem Sets & Exams
Wednesday, January 30, 4:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A

Strategies for Reading Literature
Wednesday, January 30, 4:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room 120C

Time Management
Wednesday, January 30, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A
Tuesday, February 5, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A
Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations
Wednesday, January 30, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A
Thursday, February 7, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A
Managing a Heavy Reading Load
Thursday, January 31, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A
Wednesday, February 6, 4:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A

Exam Study Strategies
Thursday, January 31, 4:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A
Tuesday, February 5, 4:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A

Pathways for Sophomores
Thursday, January 31, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A
Tuesday, February 5, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A

Fresh Start
Monday, February 4, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center Room M104A

First-Generation/Low-Income Community Initiative
Save money on books: Get advice on finding low-cost books and materials for courses! Check out our Managing Your Finances at Yale guide, and join the Free & For Sale at Yale and FGLI at Yale Facebook Groups.

FGLI Community Initiative Study Hall: Need a quiet, supportive place to study? Join the FGLI Ambassadors for snacks and encouragement at the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, Room 121 on Mondays staring at 6 pm.

FGLI Faculty & Staff Perspectives: Saybrook College HOC Prof. Thomas Near and RC Dean Ferentz Lafargue: Join us on Monday, February 4, at 4 pm in the Saybrook Head of College House for conversation with Head of College Near and Dean Lafargue discuss their experiences as first-generation/low-income students and professional academics.

Yale College Dean’s Office Resources: Check out the resources available for students on significant financial aid, including the Loaner Laptop program, the Career Closet, and the Winter Clothing Grant: https://fgli.yalecollege.yale.edu/financial-resources/deans-office-services. For emergencies or unexpected expenses, talk to your RC Dean or HOC and check out our SafetyNet system.

STEM Opportunities
Upcoming Research Fellowship Deadlines:
• Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship in the Sciences & Rosenfeld Science Scholars Program - February 21, 2019
• Tetelman Fellowship for International Research in the Sciences & the Robert C. Bates Summer Research Fellowship - February 28, 2019
• Yale College First-Year Summer Research Fellowship in the Sciences and Engineering - March 7, 2019

Job opportunity for graduating seniors
The Lusk and King labs are recruiting curious, self-motivated graduating seniors interested in building their research skills and experience to join our interdisciplinary team as postbaccalaureate associates. Successful applicants will take on projects related to one or more of the following topics: 1) Mechanisms governing nuclear envelope integrity and repair in mammalian cells; 2) Mechanotransduction through the LINC complex and nuclear lamina in cells and tissues; 3) Defining the impacts of nuclear subcompartments and chromatin modifications on genome integrity; and 4) Dissecting the mechanisms that underlie genome organization and dynamics. Initial 1 year commitment with the possibility of staying on for a 2nd year. If interested, please email Megan King (megan.king@yale.edu) your resume/CV and a short explanation of why you are interested in the position.
Find out more about our team here:
https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/king/
https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/lusk/
https://twitter.com/luskingl

Yale College Writing Center
• Residential College Writing Tutors available starting Monday, January 14: https://www.yalewco.com/index.php
• Peer Writing Partners available starting Wednesday, January 23rd @ 3pm, Poorvu CTL tutoring mezzanine
• Writing Study Halls (Sundays 2-5 pm, Wednesdays 7-10 pm) starting Wednesday, January 23rd.
See https://ctl.yale.edu/tutoring/undergraduate-writing-tutoring for more detailed information.

Summer Planning Resources
Many summer opportunities and fellowships have deadlines in mid-February. It’s still not too late to find opportunities that fit your interests. Check out these programs:

• Fellowship Proposal writing workshop: Friday, February 1, 1-2pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, Room 305
• Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations: Wednesday, January 30, 7:30 PM, CTL M104A
• CIPE Drop-ins at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor:
o Fellowships and Study Abroad: Fridays, 2-4 pm
o OCS: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (CIPE)

International Summer Award (ISA) Information Sessions
Monday, February 11 4:00-5:00PM
Monday, February 25 4:00-5:00PM
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305

May 1 (students are encouraged to submit their application earlier)- Domestic Summer Award (DSA) Fellowship to Support Experiences with the Arts, Sciences, Government, and Non-Profit Organizations | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors
Visit the DSA webpage for detailed eligibility requirements.
Access the application: Yale Career Link Homepage (under ‘Yale College Summer Experiences’), or Yale Career Link (My Account, Professional Experiences)

YALE SUMMER SESSION

Searching for a summer job that looks great on a resume? Want a free summer course? Yale Summer Session is looking for Yale College students to join the Summer 2019 residential staff. Positions include residential counselors, activities coordinator, buttery managers, and more – check out the job descriptions to learn more and apply. Remember, your Dean is the Head of Summer Colleges for YSS! :)

YSS residential staff are offered room and board, plus a tuition reduction for the equivalent of one summer course credit. The application deadline is February 8. Start your application. If you are a graduating senior, you might consider applying for a Residential Director position!

Come learn about CPSC S115 "Introduction to Full-Stack Web Development," a new Yale Summer Session course created in collaboration with the Flatiron School. The specially-designed curriculum, a collaboration between Yale’s Computer Science department and the Flatiron School, is based on Flatiron’s software engineering bootcamp that has already helped students around the world learn to code.

Info Session: Yale x Flatiron School Web Development Bootcamp
Friday, February 1, 4-5pm in WLH 117

During 10 weeks on Yale's campus, students will take a deep dive into the intellectual enterprises of computer science and learn to think, and build, like software engineers. Best of all: You don't need any prior computer science experience to take the course.

Program outcomes:
- Earn 2 Yale College credits and QR
- Learn Ruby and JavaScript--and apply your knowledge to other software languages
- Gain experience in front-end and back-end programming
- Discover how your unique perspective can contribute to a web development team
- Apply your knowledge in other courses, a job, or in graduate school

summer.yale.edu
@YaleSummerSession

STUDY ABROAD

UPCOMING EVENTS

Yale Summer Session in Auvillar: Travel Writing Information Session
Monday, January 28, 5:00pm
Bass Library L01-A
ENGL S247: Writing About Place
Come meet the instructor, Colleen Kinder, and chat with alums from previous summers of creative writing in France. Goat cheese, baguette, and other Francophile-y treats will be served! Deadline for course application: Feb 15, 2019

Yale in London Information Session
Wednesday, January 30, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street

Come Chat with the Study Abroad Outreach Coordinators
Thursday, January 31, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Bass Café

University of Saint Andrews Information Session
Thursday, January 31, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305

IES Abroad Information Session
Friday, February 1, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 309A

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINES

Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad | Application Deadline: February 15
« The 2019 Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad budgets are now available!
Credit for Non-Yale Summer Abroad | Application Deadline: March 1
Credit for Fall Term Abroad | Application Deadline: April 1
Credit for Academic Year Abroad | Application Deadline: April 1

Drop-In Hours: Available every Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. when classes are in session.
Check the Study Abroad Calendar for events throughout the academic year.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
UPCOMING EVENTS

Drop-in Hours for Summer Fellowships Supporting Non-STEM Research, Internships, and Summer Projects
Wednesday, January 30, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

Writing an Effective Fellowship Proposal Workshop
Friday, February 1, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305

Fellowship Drop-In Hours with Writing Partners
Friday, February 1, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINES

January 31 - Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program National Deadline | Eligible: Sophomores
January 31 - Feuer International Scholarship in AI National Deadline | Eligible Seniors & Graduate Students
February 1 - Henry Fellowship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
February 5 - Yale College Postgraduate Fellowships Campus Deadline | Eligible: Juniors & Seniors
February 8 - Paul Mellon Fellowship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
February 9 - The Charles Kao Fund Research Grants Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
February 13 - Udall Scholarship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Sophomores, Juniors
February 13 - Fox International Fellowship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors, Graduate Students
February 14 - CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors
February 15 - Woodbridge Fellowship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
February 15 - FAO Schwarz Fellowships National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors
February 25 - Henry Hart Rice Campus Deadline | Eligible: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
February 26 - South Asian Language Fellowship Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students
February 28 - CIPE Summer Research Fellowship Common Application Campus Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors
March 5 - Chinese Cultural - Yung Wing Scholarship Campus Deadline | Eligible: Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students

Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events and deadlines.
Contact Fellowships with questions or comments.

Fellowship Drop-In Hours are every Friday from 2:00pm – 4:00pm while classes are in session| 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

OCS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Yale Career Panels: A Candid View of Consulting
Tuesday, January 29, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Virtual or in-person attendance options, Register

Career Education Series, Diversity in Healthcare
Tuesday, February 12, 4-5 pm
Office of Career Strategy, 55 Whitney Ave., 3rd floor, room 351
As part of the Career Education Series, the Office of Career Strategy is welcoming Lisette Martinez, Yale New Haven Health System’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Darin Latimore, Deputy Dean and Chief Diversity Officer at Yale School of Medicine. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about industries and job functions from professionals working in these fields.

APPROACHING APPLICATION DEADLINES
Rolling deadline through February- Alaska Fellows Program

Open Position: Yale Summer Events Director 2019–New York, Office of Career Strategy
Open Position: Yale Summer Events Director 2019–Washington, D.C., Office of Career Strategy

RESOURCES
New Resource: Yale's Roadtrip Nation

OCS Drop Ins: Drop-ins are available when classes are in session, Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm.

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.
OTHER
Interested in being a Peer Liaison? Come to a general information session on Tuesday, January 29, at 5:45pm in the Chaplain’s Office. If you have any questions, please email Dean Yee at joliana.yee@yale.edu. Applications are due by February 3rd.

Applications for Cultural Connections Counselors are now open! Cultural Connections brings together students of all backgrounds and cultures and empowers participants with a community, knowledge of resources, and early conversations centered around the salient identities of students. This summer, the program will welcome students from the Class of 2023 from August 17-22. Rising sophomores and juniors are welcome to apply. Applications are due on February 8th at 5pm (EST).

Thinking about Summer Study Abroad? Think London!
Yale-in-London is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Sessions; the deadline is February 15th. Earn Yale credits automatically as well as distribution credits in Humanities. Take classes in the humanities that immerse you in the subject with visits to historical sites 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. Talk to YIL alums in your college to find out more about the program, or come to our info session at the Yale Center for British Art, January 30th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Mellon Mays and Bouchet Undergraduate Fellowships – Application Deadline Feb 1st.
https://yalecollege.yale.edu/student-services/funding-opportunities/mell...
https://yalecollege.yale.edu/student-services/funding-opportunities/edwa...
The Yale Environmental Humanities Newsletter also circulates every Monday to help students and faculty learn about public events happening across the campus. Undergraduates interested in finding out about Yale events in environmental history, politics, ethics, culture and the arts can sign up for the weekly newsletter here: https://subscribe.yale.edu/browse?search=environmental+humanities
Yale Alumni Association is looking to hire Reunion Head Clerks for Yale College Reunions this spring. YAA will be interviewing and hiring 16 Head Clerks to assist during the term, starting after Spring Break, and during reunion weekends May 23 – 26, 2019 & May 30 - June 2, 2019. The application (Job #1981) is open now on the yale.edu.seo website and will close at the end of the month.

A friendly competition toward one noble goal, the American Red Cross at Yale will be hosting its annual Yale-Harvard Blood Drive Challenge, where we compete with the Red Cross group of Harvard University to see who can get the most blood donations. The blood drive will be at Berkeley College on Monday, 1/28 from 9:00 AM-5:00PM and Friday, 2/1 from 11:00 AM-4:00PM, and at the Joseph Slifka Center from Tuesday, 1/29 to Thursday, 1/31 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. We'd love to have you make an appointment here, if you haven't done so already.

Interested in sharing your passions with middle schoolers?
Splash at Yale is an educational outreach organization that runs two programs each semester for students from all over the Northeast. All of the classes are taught by Yale students, and cover all sorts of topics ranging from "The Geography of Happiness" to "Epigenetics" to "The Fibonacci Sequence" to "An Introduction to Skepticism". Teaching is a small time commitment but has a huge impact on our students! You can teach for Splash: a one day program for both middle and high schoolers. Splash will be on April 6th, but teacher registration for Splash has not opened yet (keep an eye out for an email about it in February)! Hope to see you at Sprout or Splash!

Tandem Language Café: Join Yale’s Language Exchange Program! Tandem matches you with a language exchange partner. Partners meet once a week for 8 weeks over coffee and snacks. The program is free for all Yale and IRIS communities. Apply by February 2 at tandemyale.wordpress.com