Dean’s Notes 2-27-2017

February 27, 2017

TRUMBULL COLLEGE: Dean’s Notes for the week of February 27, 2017

Hope you have been enjoying the extraordinary weather! Then again, I know many of you have midterms/papers in full swing this week. Going for a walk is a great study break! Always remember, self-care is very important. I wish you the very best with your work.

Meeting with me: We’re nearing the midterm (March 10th). 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 that 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 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: YDA is a tool that tracks your progress toward the bachelor’s degree. It is located on the Academics tab of Student Information System (SIS). Please make use of this helpful tool.

March 1 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 10 Midterm
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript
Spring recess begins at 5:30pm
March 27 Classes resume

Writing Tutors:
Writing Partners:
Sc/QR Tutoring:
Find out if your QR/Sc course has a peer tutor here!
Language Tutoring:

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 He has regular hours, which are posted at For your information, a Yale College student may seek the help and advice of any tutor in any residential college.

TC Resident Math and Science Tutor: The TC math and science tutor is Chuan Du. Chuan has a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is currently a 2nd year PhD student in Economics at Yale. Chuan will hold office hours one evening/week, though you are welcome to email him at Chuan is based in Basement Room 29 (near Entryway G). Please drop-in to say hi, inquire about Economics, Econometrics, calculus, linear algebra, future graduate studies or any combinations of the above. If you need additional Math or Science help, please visit Daisuke Adachi, at the new CTL space in Sterling. You may also email Daisuke at

If you’d like some writing company as you work on your Senior Essay, please visit one of our Writing Center Study Halls. Every Wed. 7 to 10 p.m. and Sun. 2 to 5 p.m., we invite students to write together in the new Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Sterling Library. We provide snacks, a quiet place to work, and a few Writing Partners in the room to answer quick questions about writing. You can learn more from the link below. Surveys show that many people write more productively in the quiet and supportive company of other writers! Good luck and please let us know how else we can help.

Are you planning to take physics next year?
Would you like to brush up on your math before taking physics next year? Are you concerned that your math skills are rusty? Or do you think you may not be a “physics or math person” but you have to take physics anyway? Then, “ONEXYS for Physics” might be for you. This coming summer the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Mathematics and Physics departments are offering this new online program, specifically geared to current Yale students planning to take introductory physics next Fall. (i.e. PHYS 170 or PHYS 180). To find our more please visit:
Need to reset after midterms? Meet 1-1 with an Academic Strategies Mentor to make a work plan that works for you. Contact or visit our website for more information.
Upcoming Academic Strategies Workshops
***Special Workshop**
For International Students: Strategies for Approaching Seminars and Professors,
co-sponsored by the International Students Organization
Details: Friday, 3 March 1-2pm, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) 120C
Ever wondered how to effectively interact with professors? Or how faculty want you to read, prepare for, and engage in class? Join us for a workshop designed to teach international students to develop these skills and more over pizza and discussion.
Time Management
Set a weekly routine, plan major assignments, and make time for yourself.
Thursday, March 2 @ 7:30 pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance)

Managing a Heavy Reading Load
Read with purpose and efficiency.
Tuesday, February 28 @ 6 pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance)

Exam Study Strategies
Reduce exam stress with new strategies for midterms and finals.
Monday, February 27 @ 7:30 pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance)

How to talk to Faculty
Have questions to ask in office hours? Need a faculty recommendation? Learn strategies for communicating effectively with your instructors.
Wednesday, March 1 @ 6 pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance)

Succeeding in Seminars & Lectures
Learn effective class prep, class participation, notetaking and review strategies.
Tuesday, February 28 @ 7:30 pm, CTL M104A (Sterling Library, York St. entrance)

Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE)

Programs and Events

Rhodes & Beyond: UK Postgraduate Fellowships Information Session: Wednesday, 3/1, 4 – 5pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave. The Rhodes may be the most famous, but there are UK fellowship options in almost any subject, scientific research, and more—for US citizens and international students. Get the inside scoop from past applicants as well as Yale’s UK fellowships adviser. Campus application deadlines are in August, so now is the time to begin. You must attend a Rhodes & Beyond Information Session before you can meet with Yale's UK fellowships adviser for a one-on-one appointment.
Fulbright Information Session: Thursday, 3/2, 4 – 5pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave. Fulbright Grants offer many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English in more than 160 countries. Start by getting the inside scoop from Yale College’s Fulbright Program Advisers and this year’s applicants. Campus review process begins in August, so now is the time to begin planning your application.

Fellowships for Seniors and After Graduation: Friday, 3/3, 4 – 5pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave. Calling all juniors, interested sophomores and seniors! Wondering what kinds of fellowships support travel, study, research, or work abroad after graduation? Whether you’re a US citizen or an international student here at Yale, there are many terrific postgraduate opportunities around the world—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English. Campus application deadlines begin in August before senior year, so now is the time to start thinking about what you’d like to do.

The IRB Application Process: Wednesday, 3/8 12:30 – 1:30pm @ CIPE, 55 Whitney Ave.
Planning on conducting research involving human subjects? In this information session, a Regulatory Analyst from the Human Subjects Committee will guide you through the IRB application process. There will be time for Q and A in this session, so feel free to come along with any questions specific to your application.

Online Advising Options and Drop-In Hours @ CIPE
Want to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Fellowships Adviser or get a general fellowships refresher? Watch this pre-advising presentation online. Have a quick question about a fellowship application? Come to Fellowships Drop-In Hours, every Friday afternoon from 2 - 4 PM @ CIPE.

Upcoming Deadlines
2/28/17 - Apply for CIPE Summer Research Fellowships for Juniors using the CIPE Common Application: one application that can be used to apply for multiple CIPE research opportunities for Juniors, many of which support senior essays and senior projects in a range of social science and humanities fields.

3/1/17 - Apply for the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program, an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.

3/1/17 - Credit deadline for non-Yale study abroad programs credit application. Credit is a requirement to use ISA funding toward a non-Yale study abroad experience.

3/1/17 – Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
3/6/17 – Graduating seniors can apply for the Yale University Educational Fellowship a one-year appointment at the Oakham School in the East Midlands of England.

More Ways to Connect
• Sync any of these events with your own google calendar.
• Receive the Fellowships Newsletter for reminders and resources, tailored to your class year, directly from Yale Fellowships
• Explore hundreds of campus, national, and international opportunities in the Student Grants Database.


Drop-in Advising
Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 122

Explore Careers at Disney
Monday, February 27, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Davies Auditorium (Becton Center)

Yale-coordinated Internships (Summer 2017): Re-Opened Opportunities
Many opportunities have been re-opened in Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity. The new application deadline for these positions is Tuesday, February 28 at 9:30am.

Yale-coordinated Internships (Summer 2017): Info Session & How to Apply
Friday, March 3, 3:00-4:00pm, WLH 120

Yale-coordinated Internships: Drop-in Hours
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Come see Julia Bourque and Janelle Lewis to discuss any questions relating to international or domestic Yale-coordinated Internships.

Yale CASE Advancement Internship Program, Summer 2017
Yale’s Office of Development is seeking a summer intern with a focus on European (and Asian) foundations and corporations. This internship is coordinated through the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a professional association serving educational institutions and advancement professionals. Undergraduate students should have completed at least four semesters at the time of the internship. This is an eight week experience and includes a $5,000 stipend, an all-expense paid CASE training in Washington, DC, complimentary CASE ASAP convention registration, and more. Interns are responsible for travel to institution and lodging/accommodations. See the full description on the Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity. Please apply through the electronic application on the CASE Advancement Internship Program portal.
Deadline: February 28

Life After Yale Workshop: Apartment Hunting in New York City
Wednesday, March 1, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Office of Career Strategy

Careers, Life & Yale (CLY)-Leadership Forum
Want to make a deep dive into an alumni/ae-led leadership think tank? To explore career and life leadership lessons learned by Yale alums – in an elegant/intimate setting? Yale’s alumni offer in-person, semi-annual, 1.5-day leadership forums (hosted by the Association of Yale Alumni). On Friday evening, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, alumni/ae leaders (Vassar’s next President, Yale’s VP/Secretary, a bomb-defusing Navy Seal, and the founder of Blue State Coffee) will lead discussions with you as part of our 14th AYA-hosted Leadership Forum. You’ll benefit from alumni interaction, Q & A, and healthy doses of career/life wisdom–topped off with networking and fine dining. By application only -- limited to 50 students; a full (1.5 day) commitment is required. Interested? Go to: to apply. Questions? Contact Steve Blum ’74 at

Applications are currently being accepted for Job Shadowing and Yale Treks. These experiences are designed for career exploration and provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about a given career field, and to network with professionals in those fields. Bloomberg, Huron Life Sciences, Jane Street, Refinery 29, Scarsdale High School, S&P Global and The Boston Globe are some of the firms hosting Yale students. Visit Yale Career Link, powered by Symplicity and click on Jobs/Advanced Search/Show Me Yale Treks for additional details. Apply this weekend. The deadline is February 27.

U.S. Career Forum 2017
Saturday, March 25, 10:00am-6:00pm, Javits Center, Hall 1E, 655 W 34th St, NY, NY

2017 Boston Red Sox Sports & Entertainment Career Fair
Wednesday, April 5, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Fenway Park


Yale Summer Session
It’s never too early to think about summer! Check out the Yale Summer Session website for details about what you can do with us during the summer months!
Summer Session Dates in New Haven:
• Session A (May 29 to June 30, 2017)
• Session B (July 3 to August 4, 2017)
• For all other dates, please see our website

We offer:
• Over 200 Yale courses in the summer in New Haven for Yale credit
• Online courses
• Study in New Haven or abroad with the Global Summer Program
o In New Haven during Session B: ANTH S207: The Sustainable Preservation of Cultural Heritage & EVST S314 The Future of Food.

Contact us if you have any questions!

Yale Summer Session
New Haven ● Online ● Abroad


Important Deadlines for Summer 2017 Study Abroad
Credit for Designated (non-Yale) Programs: Summer Abroad
March 1, 2017
Petitions for Programs not on Yale's Designated List
March 1, 2017
Global Summer Program
March 17, 2017

Important Deadlines for Fall 2017 or Full Year 2017-2018 Study Abroad
Credit for Designated (non-Yale) Programs: Year or Term Abroad
March 5, 2017
Petitions for Programs not on Yale's Designated List
March 5, 2017

Applying for Credit for Designated (non-Yale) Programs Abroad
For students planning to attend and earn general Yale credit for Designated (non-Yale) study abroad programs, a two-step application process is necessary. In addition to applying directly to the program you wish to attend, you must also submit a Credit Application to the Study Abroad Office by the relevant deadline. To learn more about general credit transfer, visit the Get Credit section of Yale’s study abroad website

Yale Summer Session (YSS) Programs Abroad
If you missed the February 15th deadline to apply to one of the YSS Programs Abroad, applications are being reopened for the programs below, each of which has limited seats still available.
If you wish to apply to one of these programs, please contact immediately so that YSS staff can open an application for you. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so don’t wait!
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 1st.
• Arusha, Tanzania - Intermediate Kiswahili I & II
• Arusha, Tanzania - Advanced Kiswahili
• Paraty & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Elementary Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers I & II + Culture
• Paris, France - Advanced Culture and Conversation
• Paris, France - Age of Cathedrals
• Prague, Czech Republic - In Kafka's Spirit: Prague Film and Fiction
• Rabat, Morocco - Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I & II
• Rabat, Morocco - Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I & II
• Rome, Italy - Rome
• Siena, Italy - Intermediate Italian I & II + Culture
• Siena, Italy - The Florentine Renaissance
• Singapore, Singapore - Southeast Asia in Context

Study Abroad Walk-In Hours
55 Whitney Ave, 3rd Floor

Study abroad advisers will be available for walk-ins every Friday from 2 - 4 pm during the spring 2017 semester (beginning 1/20 and ending 5/5). These meetings are 15 minutes in length and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


Public Health & Environmental Sustainability Internships
Yale-Tec de Monterrey Internships in Sustainable Development, Summer 2017
Application deadline: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Join one of two ongoing sustainable development projects in Mexico during Summer 2017. Project work focuses on Diagnosis of Public Health and Education aspects of vulnerable communities (Hidalgo), or Environmental Sustainability (Queretero). Intermediate Spanish is required, and the program is ISA-eligible. Learn more about the Yale-Tec de Monterrey Summer Internship Program in Sustainable Development. Deadline to apply is April 15. Please contact with any questions.


The Story Collider at Yale!

Science Storytelling - Tuesday, February 28, 8-10 pm
Join us for a night of stories from Yale faculty and graduate student scientists! Read more about the storytellers and sign up for your free tickets here. Must be 21+ with photo ID to be served alcohol

The STARS Program matches our STARS I freshmen with upperclassmen who serve as peer mentors to them during their freshman year. Mentors help orient students to the different resources available to them as STARS fellows, especially the STARS study sessions. Peer Mentors help support the freshmen cohort by offering advice and guidance and are, therefore, asked to meet with the freshmen individually and as a group. They should be comfortable leading group sessions and must be familiar with the STARS and Yale support programs available to students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Five mentors will be chosen and each will be expected to work approximately five (5) hours a week during the fall and spring semesters. Mentors will be paid $16.00/hr.
Eligibility: Mentors will be chosen from the sophomore, junior and senior class. They must be in good standing academically and with the STARS Program. Familiarity with the STARS program is required. Because this is a work study position, Peer Mentors must be on financial aid. Mentors must be able to make this job a priority in their schedules. Students interested in the mentor position must complete this application (attached to the Dean’s Notes). Selections will be made before the end of the school year. Email applications to both and by Friday, March, 31th, 2017.

The Yale Peabody Museum is excited to offer a broad array of summer internships for Yale undergraduate students! Descriptions of the specific internships and the broader internship program, as well as the online application form, are available at: Application deadline is Friday, March 10, with applications accepted later on a rolling basis if internships have not been filled.

Walden Peer Counseling is a confidential and anonymous counseling service for undergraduates. Walden is currently accepting applications for prospective counselors for the 2017-2018 school year. All freshman, sophomores, and junior are welcome to apply. The application (priority deadline, March 10th, and final deadline, March 31st) can be found here: For more information, please visit or contact us at

Fossil collecting opportunity for Yale undergraduate students
The Peabody Museum of Natural History's Division of Paleobotany is delighted to announce an opportunity to collect fossil plants and possibly vertebrates in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona for Yale undergraduate students. The tentative dates are May 23 through June 7, 2017 and the expedition will be supported by the Ginsburg Expedition Fund from Yale Peabody Museum. The student will have the chance to collect late Triassic (about 230 million years ago) fossil plant specimens and if the material and the level of interest are sufficient, conduct research on these fossils under the supervision of Peabody staff and curators. Tools and meals will be provided for the expedition, but the student is encouraged to apply for funding to cover air fare and other expenses (such as camping gear). If you are interested in this opportunity and want to learn more, please contact Dr. Shusheng Hu at

SENIORS: Yale College Deans’ Office: Hiring Student Affairs Fellows
Student Affairs Fellows (SAFs) are recent graduates who spend two years supporting the work of the Office of Gender & Campus Culture and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Harm Reduction Initiative (AODHRI). The SAFs work closely with Melanie Boyd, an assistant dean of Yale College, to develop and run student affairs programming related to sexual culture and substance use.
SAFs have a wide range of responsibilities and many opportunities for professional development and leadership. SAFs supervise the CCEs (the Communication and Consent Educators), train hundreds of students, collaborate with colleagues from across the university, present at conferences, design research studies, and closely mentor students. This position prepares graduates for almost any field! This position is ideal for graduates who are self-motivated, conscientious, creative, flexible, and open-minded.
This is a two-year paid fellowship, which includes an on-campus apartment and a meal plan.
You can apply for the job on the Yale employment website, STARS, accessible here The position is requisition number 41733BR. If you have any questions, please contact