Dean’s Notes 2-26-2018

February 28, 2018

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of February 26, 2018
Let the countdown to Spring Recess begin!! :) Hope you have been enjoying the mild weather – then again, I hope the sun comes out soon! I know many of you have midterms/papers in full swing this week. I wish you the very best with your work. You can do it!!

TC Dean’s Office: We’re nearing the midterm (March 9th). Want to chat? See below.
To make an appointment with me, please visit the office or call/e-mail Leah at (203) 432-0722 ( 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. Please also note that I will not be holding regular office hours during Spring Recess.


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

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;

February 28 Classes begin for courses offered in the second half of the term.
March 5 Year or Term Abroad Application for Academic Year 2018-2019 and Fall 2018 Abroad application due
March 9 Midterm
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript
Spring recess begins; 5:30pm
March 26 Classes resume


**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
· Get advice on how to approach challenging coursework
· Make a plan for completing your senior thesis
· Learn strategies for more effective and efficient reading
· Talk over techniques for studying for exams

To set up an appointment, students can sign up for sessions through this link or email us directly at

**Academic Strategies Workshops**
Working on a Midterm Paper?
Take it to the next level with feedback from a Residential College Writing Tutor. Tutors have years of experience working with writers from every discipline. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT today.

Taking Time Off: Panel Discussion sponsored by Take Your Time, Yale
Sometimes finding ownership and satisfaction in your education requires setting your own timeline. Hear Dean Risa Sodi, TD Dean Sarah Mahurin, and a panel of students discuss taking time away from Yale.
Monday, February 26, 4:00 PM, Room 121, Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St.

**Academic Strategies Workshops: Midterms**
Exam Study Strategies for Midterms
Learn efficient and effective ways to study for midterm exams.
Monday, February 26, 6:00 PM, Room M104, Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St.

Time Management for Midterms
Learn how to incorporate time for midterm exams and projects into your already busy schedule.
Tuesday, February 27, 7:30 PM, Room M104, Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St.

Succeeding in Seminars
Love your seminar, but still find it difficult to speak in class? Struggling to synthesize the readings and discussions? Our friendly mentors will offer small suggestions that can make a big difference in your seminar experience.
Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 PM, Room M104, Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St.

Succeeding in Lectures/Notetaking
Wishing you had better lecture notes as you review for midterms? Feeling a bit lost in the material and not sure where to focus your study efforts? Our friendly mentors will help you find ways of making lecture participation and notetaking meaningful and productive for you.
Wednesday, February 28, 7:30 PM, Room M104, Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St.

**Meet 1-1 with an Academic Strategies Mentor**
How can an ASP Mentor help you?
· Create a weekly study schedule
· Learn strategies for more effective and efficient reading
· Talk over techniques for studying for exams
To set up an appointment, students can sign up for sessions through this link or email us directly at

Shout-out to CIPE’s Featured Programs!
With so many program options available to Yale students, CIPE would like to take a moment to highlight a few programs that, we think, deserve a special shout-out! Check out CIPE’s Featured Programs!

Study Abroad


• March 1 – Credit for Non-Yale Summer Abroad application deadline
• March 16 – Global Summer Program application deadline
• May 1 – The International Summer Award (ISA) application deadline - The ISA provides a stipend for one summer experience abroad for eligible students receiving a Yale scholarship. To be eligible for funding, you must submit the Credit for Non-Yale Summer Abroad application in addition to the ISA application.

• March 5 – Credit for Fall and Academic Year Abroad application deadline

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

• International Summer Award Info Session: Tuesday, February 27, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
What is an ISA, how does it work, who is eligible, what does it cover, the application process, the eligibility requirements, calculating the ISA amount, ISA report requirements, and more are covered during these sessions.
• Attention Sophomores: Come Learn About Spending Your Junior Spring Abroad: Tuesday, February 27, 8:00pm –9:00pm, LC 211
Junior spring may seem far off, but study abroad deadlines for Spring 2019 come up early next semester and it’s helpful to start the planning now! If you’re interested in spending your junior spring abroad, join your Study Abroad Student Outreach Coordinators and other returned study abroad students to get tips on how to choose a program and get the process started. Popeyes will be provided.
• Financial Aid Info Session for Fall 2018 and Full Year 2018-19 Abroad: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
Learn more about the financial aid transfer process for semester study abroad students.

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

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.

Yale Summer Session

You know what looks great on a resume? Collaborating with other top students from around the world to innovate solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Gain that experience this summer through the Global Summer Program.

The IARU Global Summer Program is an exciting learning experience for students from one of the eleven IARU universities. By learning together in one of the intensive summer courses, GSP students form an international community of young scholars who also learn from and about each other.

This summer, you could take a course at Oxford, University of Copenhagen, Peking University, Cambridge, UC Berkeley – the list goes on.

What are you waiting for?
Learn more and apply today.

Yale Summer Session

Office of Career Strategy

Connect with the Office of Career Strategy:
If you are feeling “under the weather,” 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 at 55 Whitney Ave., 3rd Fl. (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 Ave., 3rd Fl.
Internship/Post-Graduate Search Information:
1. Yale-coordinated Internships RE-OPENED
New application deadline for international and domestic positions is Friday, March 9. Positions in the Jobs section of Yale Career Link; use 'Advanced Search' and select 'Yale-coordinated Internships'.
2. Independent ISA-eligible International Internships: Eligible students who secure international internships outside the Yale-coordinated International Internships Program may apply to receive International Summer Award (ISA) funding.
3. Bender Virtual Career Fair: Wednesday, March 14. Online recruiting for job seekers with Disabilities
Upcoming Notable Events:
1. Yale Career Panels: A Candid View of Start-ups Webinar: Tuesday, February 27, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Register
2. Leading Through Uncertainty: Lessons U.S. Business Leaders Can Draw from Latin America: Friday, March 2, 9:00am-6:30pm, Yale SOM, Evans Hall, Prices: Early Bird: $25, Non-Yale Guest: $45, Register
3. Careers, Life and Yale (CLY)-Leadership Forum, The Graduate Club, Friday (eve) March 2 and Saturday, March 3
Join Yale AYA and alums for this leadership forum with networking, Q & A, doses of career/life wisdom, and fine dining. By application only--limited to 50 students; a full (1.5 day) commitment is required. Apply: Questions? Contact Steve Blum '74.
4. Career Education Series: Careers in Finance: Friday, March 2, 3:00pm-4:00pm, Office of Career Strategy, RSVP
5. Visit the Calendar of Events for a full list of upcoming events.

Fellowship Programs

February 27 - South Asian Language Fellowship (application deadline)
February 28 - Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) (application deadline)
FLAS African Studies Summer
FLAS European Studies Summer
FLAS Middle East Studies Summer
February 28 - CIPE Summer Research Fellowship Common Application (application deadline)
March 2 - Herbert Scarf Summer Research Opportunities in Economics (application deadline)
March 4 - Global Food Fellowships
March 6 - Chinese Cultural (Young Wing) Scholarship (application deadline)
March 7 - Global Health Field Experience Awards (application deadline)
March 7 - Global Health Scholars: Seed Funding Award (application deadline)
March 16 - Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship (application deadline)

• International Summer Award Info Session: Tuesday, February 27, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
What is an ISA, how does it work, who is eligible, what does it cover, the application process, the eligibility requirements, calculating the ISA amount, ISA report requirements, and more are covered during these sessions.
• Information Session UK fellowships - Rhodes & beyond: postgrad study in UK/Ireland: Wednesday, February 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
Calling all sophomores-seniors:(international students too!): Have you wondered about postgraduate study in the UK or Ireland and fellowships to make it feasible? Campus application deadlines begin in early August, so now is the time to start thinking about applying! This session will also provide info on other post-graduate fellowship options.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Students interested in UK or Irish postgraduate fellowships must attend one of these UK/Irish fellowships information sessions (or watch it online) before scheduling an advising appointment.
• Fulbright Information Session: Thursday, March 1, 4:00pm – 5:00pm AND Monday, March 5, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
Fulbright Grants offer you many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English in more than 160 countries. Campus deadlines begin in August, so now is the time to start thinking about applying!
• Drop-in Hours: Friday, March 2, 2pm – 4pm, 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor

Postgraduate study offers all kinds of exciting opportunities, but finding the right fit is key. Start by attending one of the annual spring-term information sessions and hearing from past applicants (calendar here), and/or attend virtually. We'll look forward to talking further with you (how to book an advising appointment).

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


Walden Peer Counseling is a confidential and anonymous counseling service for undergraduates. Walden is currently accepting applications for prospective counselors for the 2018-2019 school year. All first years, sophomores, and juniors are welcome to apply. The application (priority deadline, March 9th, and final deadline, March 30th) can be found here: For more information, please visit or contact us at

To get people reading books by and about people of color, the library’s Reading Resilience Project is back for Black History Month! Recommend a book that inspired, moved, or informed you, and that you think others should read. Recommended books that the library has available will be displayed for anyone to check out, and books that are not available may be considered for purchase. Use the link to make recommendations:

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.
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 (, or contact us at (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

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.

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: For more information about the program email

The Yale College Dean’s Office is hiring Student Affairs Fellows: recent graduates who spend two years working in the Office of Gender & Campus Culture, which houses the CCEs, and also the Alcohol and Other Drugs Harm Reduction Initiative (AODHRI). The SAFs have significant, wide-ranging responsibilities, with many opportunities for professional development and leadership. They collaborate with students and colleagues from across the university, train hundreds of people, present at conferences, design research studies, and closely mentor students. Former SAFs have drawn on these skills and experiences to excel in graduate study and employment in a diverse array of fields. Prior experience with sexual misconduct prevention or AOD harm reduction is helpful but not required. More important are communication skills, creativity, strategic optimism, and the capacity to engage both broadly and deeply with the Yale community. For more details and to apply, see the position listing in STARS. SAFs live on or off campus, depending upon apartment availability and preference. If you have any questions, please contact, one of the current SAFs.
1stGenYale alumni invite Yale College students to participate in several student-focused programs: Blazing the Trail: Being the First
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Yale School of Management, 165 Whitney Avenue
1stGenYale is an alumni-led group whose mission is to celebrate and support the experiences of alumni who were the first in their families and/or from underserved backgrounds to graduate from college or graduate school. As alumni from all schools, we are a family and support current Yale students. By sharing our stories, we want to ease their transition, help them navigate and take advantage of all that Yale has to offer, including its alumni.
Career Explorations
Networking event with corporate and non-profit sponsors for current students from Yale College and G&P Schools.
Yale Student Panel: Campus Life Today for Students Being First
Attend our “flip classroom” discussion in which students from Yale College and G&P Schools share their perspectives with alumni and students.
Students & Alumni Networking Reception
Continue the conversation and connect with alumni and fellow students over light refreshments!
RSVP –All students must register in advance no later than April 2, 2018. RSVP to with your name, class year, field of study, and email addresses (both Yale and personal email address). There is no charge for students to attend.

On March 3, 2018, dive into the unexplored with TEDxYale: Uncharted. With the drastically increasing means for advancement, TEDxYale aims to move forward into the unknown and dig deeper into the nooks and crannies that have been overlooked. We've invited nine featured speakers ranging from authors to activists, and everything in between, to talk about how their work and passion has brought them to the Uncharted. In addition, we will also have five student speakers from the area. TEDxYale's mission is to bring Ideas Worth Spreading from around the country to the Yale-New Haven community. The Facebook event is here. Get your tickets on Eventbrite!