Dean’s Notes 11-6-2017

November 6, 2017

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of November 6, 2017
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Our Family Weekend reception was fun! It was lovely chatting with those of you who came and I enjoyed meeting families and friends of our Trumbullians.
I know – as of yesterday, it is getting dark super-early! Make the most of the daylight hours – we need our Vitamin D at this time of year!
Also – a reminder that I will be away starting Wednesday afternoon (11/8). Leah will be in the office if you have any questions/concerns and I’ll be back on Monday (11/13).

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 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.


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

December 1 Last day to convert from the Credit/D/F option to a letter grade in a course offered in the second-half of the term.

December 8 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.

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;


For Sophomores interested in pursuing a career in academia:

Mellon Mays & Edward A. Bouchet
Undergraduate Fellowships

The Mellon Mays & Edward A. Bouchet Fellowships aim to increase the representation of students of color and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs and subsequent careers in academia.
The Fellowships are open to Sophomores interested in teaching and research at the college and university level. Those interested are encouraged to attend the upcoming Information Session.

Information Session 1
Wednesday November 15 4-5 PM
55 Whitney Avenue Room 369
(Pizza will be served)

For more information contact:
Kelly Fayard, Director of Mellon Mays Bouchet Undergraduate Fellowship Program ( or Pratima Gopalakrishnan, Program Coordinator (

Additional information and link to online application can be found at:

Mentor for an individual consultation on Yale’s academic challenges. Contact for more information.
Now is the time to plan and prepare for the final round of midterms, end of semester projects, and exams. Attend our new workshop on Reading Analytically, prep workshops like Time Management and Exam Study Strategies, and holistic planning workshops including Pathways for First-Years and Cultivating Faculty Mentorship/Recommendations. And, as always, we encourage you to sign up for 1-1 consultations with our Academic Strategies Mentors to develop strategies that work for you.

Pathways for First-years
Monday, November 6, 6:00 PM Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St. RM. M104A

Time Management
Monday, November 6, 7:30 PM Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St. RM. M104A

Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations
Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 PM Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St. RM. M104A

Exam Study Strategies
Wednesday, November 8, 6:00 PM Ezra Stiles Fellows Lounge

Managing a Heavy Reading Load
Thursday, November 9, 7:30 PM Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St. RM. M104A

Reading Analytically: Get more out of what you read
Friday, November 10, 1:00 PM Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St. RM. M104A


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.

Office of Career Strategy
General Drop-in Advising
Available when classes are in session Monday-Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor.

Summer 2018 Yale-coordinated Internship Opportunities LIVE Friday, December 1
Visit the Yale Career Link to view a broad variety of internships in the US and abroad. Note: a) students have 5 (five) business days to accept an extended offer (unless otherwise set by the employer), and b) the first application deadline is Friday, January 26, 2018.

New ISA-eligible International Internships
Students who secure international internships outside of the traditional Yale-coordinated International Internships Program may now apply to receive International Summer Award (ISA) funding. Learn more on the Office of Career Strategy website.

Boston Law Firm Presents: Visas After Graduation
Thursday, November 9, 5:30pm, School of Management Auditorium

Resources for Students with Disabilities:
AccessComputing: The Alliance for Access to Computing Careers
Bender Virtual Career Fair: Employment for People with Disabilities (Deadline: November 15)
Recent Graduate Leadership Training Program
New Graduate Technical Rotational Program
AAAS Entry Point! Internship Program

Upcoming Association of Yale Alumni Programs:
• Yale Career Fireside Chats-The Art of Networking Webinar, Nov. 9, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Register
• STAY Alumni Tea: Inspiration, Entrepreneurship, and a Money Toolkit, Nov. 9, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Rose Alumni House, RSVP
• Career and Life Vision; Job Search Strategies, Nov. 11, 11:00am-4:45pm, Register
• Humanities in Action–Career Workshops, Nov. 12, 1:00pm-5:00pm, Whitney Humanities Center, Register
• Yale Career Panels: A Candid View of the Legal Profession Webinar, Nov. 15, Register
• Meet 3 Yale Public Service Award-Winners, Nov. 17, 3:45pm-5:00pm, Nick Chapel Theater (Trumbull College basement), RSVP
• The Art of Public Speaking–Skill-Based Workshop, Dec. 1, 1:00pm-3:30pm, Register

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
Information Session: Fellowship for International Research in the Sciences
Wednesday, November 8, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Silliman Dining Hall
Meet former recipients and learn about the possibilities for research.

Information Session: Fellowships for Seniors and After Graduation
Wednesday, November 8, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305

Fellowships that support activities after you graduate will be discussed. Come find out what questions you should be asking, what types of options there are, and what resources are available. Helpful for a general overview, with special attention on Yale College Postgraduate Fellowships.
Information Session: Summer STEM fellowships-Domestic and Abroad: How to Find a mentor
Wednesday, November 8, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Ezra Stiles Dining Hall

Information Session: Light Fellowship
Thursday, November 9, 5:00pm – 6:00pm AND Monday, November 13, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
CIPE, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
The Light Fellowship team provides important and detailed information about application procedures and requirements of the Light Fellowship, which funds the study of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean at approved sites in Asia. Applicants are required to attend a session to be eligible to apply for a Light Fellowship.
Postponed Drop-in Hours
Friday, November 10 – Please join us at the Summer Opportunities Fair during this time.
Connect with the World Fellows
If you are thinking of carrying out an independent project or research, make the most of the insights offered by the World Fellows while they are on campus
Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events

Notable Deadlines
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
January 17 – Davis Project for Peace Campus Deadline
January 22 - National Security Education Program NSEP David L Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Campus Deadline

New Haven offers more than 200 courses in the humanities, social sciences, STEM, and the arts for full Yale credit. Not going to be in New Haven? Take an online course for credit. Lighten your term time load or explore something new by taking a summer course! Financial Assistance available.
• Session A (May 28 to June 29, 2018)
• Session B (July 2 to August 3, 2018)

Yale Summer Session
New Haven ● Online ● Abroad

Upcoming Events
CIPE Summer Opportunities Fair
Friday, November 10, 2:30 pm – 4:00pm
Silliman Dining Hall

Stop by the 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, GSAS & Postdocs, Study Abroad, Yale Summer Session, and Fellowship Programs to find experiences that are right for you.
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.
Please Note: Drop-In Hours will not be held on Friday, November 10. We invite you to attend the CIPE Summer Opportunities Fair in the Silliman Dining Hall between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. that day.
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.

MCDB Fall Brunch for Majors and Interested Students
November 13 from 10-11am in the KBT Lobby
There will be coffee, tea, donuts, pastries, and fruit!

Make $15/hr. while advancing behavioral science: The Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies Behavioral Research Lab (ISPS BRL) invites you to join our student participant pool! After registering, you will be invited to take part in studies where you will be paid for your time while learning about cutting-edge research in the social sciences. Sign up at and be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!!

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

Students & Alumni Networking Mixer – Nov. 15, 8:30-10 at the Afro-American Cultural Center 211 Park Street
Reconnect and develop meaningful friendships. Alumni from Yale College and G&P Schools want to support current students. They want to learn about the Yale experience today. We celebrate diversity of all cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds.
1stGenYale, an emerging AYA SIG, supports students and alumni who are among the first to attend college or graduate school, come from low income underserved backgrounds, and faced personal challenges. We wish to help students make the most of their time while at Yale.
Please RSVP to

Yale African Students Association
Every Year, the Yale African Students Association hosts the Annual Africa Week showcase in fall semester. This year, we will be hosting Africa Week on the week of November 6 - 12 to showcase African culture and arts. For the Cultural Night, we are bringing African dancers/singers from Duke, Brown, Columbia, Trinity, UPenn, and Wesleyan. For 'Sports in Africa', we are bringing Masai Ujiri, the Toronto Raptors manager and the only non-American to have ever won the NBA Executive of the Year award. To see all of the events, please go to

30 Minutes to a Better Bibliography
Are you writing a paper that requires a bibliography in a specific format? A citation management tool can help you collect and organize sources, from dictionaries, journal articles to websites and more. Between 11/2 – 11/9, join Bass Library for “30 Minutes to a Better Bibliography.” Sign-up here: (see “Workshops”).
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.

Yale-China Association Fellowship Opportunities for Class of 2018

Post-graduate Fellowships | Career Toolbox | International Relations | Funded Travel | Learning | Service | Language
Yale-China Fellowship
A remarkable, immersive Fellowship in China that will be the two most life-changing, career-enhancing, service-oriented years of your life. Join a 109-year tradition! Gaining cross-cultural fluency and leadership skills, you are immersed in your Chinese community. Ongoing professional support from Yale-China staff, formal Chinese language study, and post-fellowship career mentoring in your chosen field by members of the deeply committed and talented Yale-China community are special features of this exceptional opportunity. For more information, visit Dates for info sessions are found here: Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

Guizishan Fellowship
Spend a year in Wuhan taking your China research project to a new level. Guizishan Fellows carry out an individualized program of inquiry in any field or area of interest supported by a year-long appointment at Central China Normal University (CCNU) in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Fellows also teach a half-time course load at CCNU. This fellowship is geared toward those who already have substantial experience living in China and can easily operate in written and spoken Chinese. Open to final-year graduate students and seniors at Yale University, along with Yale graduates from the past five years. For more information, visit Deadline: February 16, 2018.