Dean’s Notes 10-23-2017

October 23, 2017

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of October 23, 2017

Hope you all had a restful and wonderful break! I know that some of you caught up on work and sleep, some took a mini-vacation and others did a mix of things. Whatever you did, I hope you’re rested, feeling well and doing well. I wish you all the best as we approach the official midterm date this Friday, October 27th.

Meeting with me: We’re nearing the midterm (Oct 27th). Want to chat? See below.
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 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. Please also note that I will be teaching on Wednesday mornings this term.


October 27 Midterm and the last day to withdraw from a full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript.

November 10 Last day to convert from the Credit/D/Fail option to a letter grade in a full-term course.
Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the second half of the term without the course appearing on your transcript.

November 18 November recess begins, 9pm

November 27 Classes resume


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 Adam’s tutoring hours are Monday and Wednesday, 1:15-2:15; and Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-6:00. Please sign up to see him ahead of time at

TC Resident QR/Sc Tutor: The TC QR/Sc Tutor is Satoshi Matsuzawa. Satoshi will hold office hours in TC room 29 on Thursdays from 7-9pm and in SML 116 C/D on Tuesdays from 7-9pm.

Writing Center/Tutors/Partners:;
Sc/QR Tutoring:
Language Tutoring:
Advising Resources;


Mentor for an individual consultation on Yale’s academic challenges. Contact for more information.
Midterms getting you down? We’ve all been there. Don’t suffer in silence—talk to an Academic Strategies Mentor (meet our mentors here). They’ll share their own experiences with academic challenges and help direct you to the approaches and resources that can help.
Questions? Contact


CIPE Summer Opportunities Fair!
Friday, Nov. 10, 2:30-4pm, Silliman Dining Hall
'Tis the season to plan your summer! Stop by our annual CIPE Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about hundreds of amazing internship, study, and funding opportunities in the US and abroad for next summer. Chat with staff, faculty, and students affiliated with programs run by the Yale Office of Career Strategy, Study Abroad, Yale Summer Session, and Fellowship Programs to find experiences that are right for you.


General Drop-in Advising
Available when classes are in session Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor.
Lisbon Abroad, Internship Program Information Session
Wednesday, October 25, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Office of Career Strategy

Yale Career Fireside Chats-The Art of Networking Webinar
Thursday, November 9, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Creating Your Career and Life Vision
Saturday, November 11, 11:00am-4:45pm
Register-Space is limited.

Humanities in Action–Career Workshops
Sunday, November 12, 1:00pm-5:00pm, Whitney Humanities Center

Join us for insights from alums whose medical, nursing, and/or public health careers began with courses or degrees in the humanities.

The Art of Public Speaking–Skill-Based Workshop
Friday, December 1, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Join Yale Drama grad, stand-up comic, producer, and college public speaking professor Robert Russell. Later, be ready to talk for two-minutes on whatever moves you.

Meet the Yale Public Service Award-Winners
Friday, November 17, 3:45pm-5:00pm, Omni Hotel, Church Room

Resource of the Week
Follow the Office of Career Strategy on social media (Instagram & Facebook) for important dates, scheduled events, and peer stories.
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.


Upcoming Events
Info Session: Fellowships 101
Monday, October 23, 4:00 - 5:00pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
Learn about fellowships to support research, independent projects, and purposeful activities next summer and beyond. Find out what you need to start thinking about and acting upon now.

National Fellowship Interview Workshop
Friday, October 27, 12:30 – 1:30pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
Applying for fellowships like the Gates, Luce, Marshall, Rhodes, Schwarzman, or Truman? Nervous about interviews, or just looking to improve your skills? All students are welcome. We’ll help you get ready to impress the selection committee and to do better in any interview!
Held in conjunction with The Office of Career Strategy (OCS) and featuring Graduate Fellowship Affiliates who will share their personal insights on the interview process

Summer Fellowships Showcase
Friday, October 27, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Branford College, Common Room
Hear student panelists share their summer experiences in conducting research, independent projects, and internships abroad and in the U.S.
Learn how to plan your experience and make it happen with the support of CIPE, Global Health, and other fellowships.
Information Session: Tetelman Fellowship for International Research in the Sciences
Friday, October 27, 3:00 – 4:00pm
LC 210
Come meet former recipients and learn about the possibilities for research abroad.
Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events
Suspended Drop-In Hours
Drop-in hours are suspended on Friday, October 27. Instead we would like to invite students to attend the Fellowship Showcase being held at Branford College from 2:00 – 3:30pm.

Upcoming Deadlines
October 23 - Michel David-Weill Scholarship Campus Deadline
October 23 - The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship National Deadline
October 27 - The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship National Deadline
November 1 - The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans National Deadline.
November 8 – James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Campus Deadline
November 17 – Saint Andrew’s Graduate Scholarship Campus Deadline
November 28 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Campus Deadline
November 29 – Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program Campus Deadline

Drop-In Hours
Drop-in hours are held every Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. when class is in session, at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor. Advisers are available to answer quick questions during drop-in hours. Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis for a maximum of 15 minutes each. No appointment necessary.
Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events.
Sign up for the Yale Study Abroad Newsletter to receive updates twice per month about upcoming application deadlines, information sessions by region or program, social events, and more.

Global Health Scholars Application Deadline: Friday, November 3 by 1pm
Interested in understanding and addressing current global health challenges? Apply to become a Global Health Scholar. Questions to
Global Summer Program Abroad & in New Haven
Have you heard of the Global Summer Program? You can study abroad or in New Haven with the Global Summer Program. Courses are taught in English and funding options available. Imagine a classroom filled with peers from the top research universities in the world (check the IARU website for the list of partner universities). Every year, participants say that the best part of the course is the mix of students from around the globe. Some courses are for Yale credit, or are offered for general transfer credit. Learn more about it today!
You can also take a Global Summer Program course in New Haven: Courses for summer 2018 will be:
YAL1: The Sustainable Preservation of Cultural Heritage: An Introduction to a Global Challenge of Our Time (taught by Stefan Simon)
YAL2: The Future of Food (taught by John Wargo)

Yale Summer Session
New Haven ● Online ● Abroad

Energy Studies will hold an information session over dinner in the Faculty Lounge at Benjamin Franklin College on Monday, Oct. 23, from 6-8pm.
Please join us if you are interested in learning more about the Energy Studies Multidisciplinary Academic Program at Yale.
The fall enrollment process in the Yale MAPs is underway. The deadline for application is November 3. For more information, go to
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.
The entire research project is undergraduate designed, run, and owned. Team members will have the chance to get involved in areas such as laboratory research, website design, science outreach, and project fundraising.
Want to learn more? Sign-up for our panlist here to get notified about information sessions and the application process:
Seminar for Pre-medical students
Speaker: Richard Silverman: Senior Adviser to Yale School of Medicine, Admissions.
Tuesday, November 7 from 5-6 PM in LC 101
Host: Joseph S. Wolenski Dept. of MCDB (
Mr. Silverman will share his years of experience working with the admissions committee here at the Yale School of Medicine to discuss strategies for being admitted into medical school.

The American University in the Twenty-First Century
Save the date: October 30, 4:00, SSS 114
“The American University in the Twenty-First Century” is a year-long series of Town Hall meetings for Yale students, faculty, and administrators to discuss the challenges in higher education, as the relationship between the university and the broader society has changed over the last generation.
—The social contract has eroded: college education is seen as a private asset rather than a public good, pitting taxpayers against students, while more and more citizens question the value of a college degree.
—The political economy of the American university has shifted, radically altering the funding models for research and the production of knowledge.
—The university as an institution faces a rising politics of anti-elitism, privatization, and austerity.
—A gulf has widened between the academy and the public. Empiricism and knowledge come under attack, threatening epistemological crisis and a “post-factual” order.
In this Town Hall series, panelists will put recent developments in historical perspective, bringing the challenges into focus and providing a basis for collective problem-solving and action.
The first session on October 30, 4:00, in SSS 114, will be devoted to “Scientific Knowledge in the Public Sphere.” What are the current challenges to science education? How can scientific knowledge be reintroduced in our public policy debates? What is the future of scientific research, as funding models shift in response to budgetary concerns? What can scholars and universities do to reverse the anti-science trends in the culture at large?
More details to follow; save the date, and please join us on October 30.
Sponsored by the FAS Senate for the students and faculty of Yale College, the Graduate School, and the FAS.