Notes and News - Week of February 27, 2017

March 1, 2017

TD Notes and News – Week of 2-27

Head of College’s Pieces

Dear Red Lions,

I hope many of you had a chance to congratulate our second place Final Cut finishers – juniors Sem Kroon, Tongil Ko, and  sophomore Jack Atwater.  You can see them below in their moment of glory with Dean Jonathan Holloway and the judges.  This is the second year in a row that TD finished 2nd place.  Looking forward to what next year will bring!

I received a ton of wonderful photos this past week, but I am featuring this great photo from TD junior Rachel Hill, titled “Junior Tea Time”.  She captured the wonderful laughter conversation about “family” at this past Saturday’s TeaD and Conversation for our juniors in the RH Common Room. We have, clockwise from left: Jingjing Xiao, Alec Rodriguez, Peter Wang, Stephanie Cruz-Rincon, Will Eckner, Zach Page, Lauren McNeel, and Emma Hastings.

We are very much looking forward to the big TD ’20 Dino Sore at the Peabody Museum – the first ever such overnight in the Museum’s history.  The staff has created a very fun scavenger hunt to celebrate your “Night at the Museum” and of course there will be fossils, pizza, and a movie on hand!

Here are our important events for this week:

Thursday 3/2 4pm Information Session with Kem Sawyer, Pulitzer Center Contributing Editor for the Fellowship in Climate Change Journalism (Sage Room, 205 Prospect Street)

Meet TD grad Kem Sawyer and learn about the opportunities for international travel and reporting through the Fellowship in Climate Change Journalism through the Pulitzer Center.  Applications available at the Pulitzer Center website and due on 3/13/2017

Friday 3/3 7:30pm to Saturday 9:30am TD ’20 Dino Snore (Peabody Museum)

If you have not sent in your rsvp from the Paperless Post invitation, please do so.  It will be a big help for the Peabody staff to get a good headcount for the evening.

As we head into break, we have one terrific event lined up for next week:

Tuesday 3/7 4:30 pm Tea with Novelist Jade Chang (TD House) 

Novelist Jade Chang is the author of The Wangs vs. the World, published this year.  Her debut novel has been named a New York Times Editor’s Choice, “one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2016” and a BuzzFeed “Incredible Book for Fall.” She has worked as an arts and culture journalist and editor for publications like The Los Angeles Times Magazine and Glamour as well as the BBC.  You can read NPR’s review here. 

Without further ado, here is a word from Dean Mahurin…


HoC Lui


“Now.  Is this life or not?              

I be so calm.”

(Alice Walker, The Color Purple)


Mar. 1


Classes begin for courses offered in the second half of the term.

Mar. 5


 Deadline to apply for a fall-term 2017 Term Abroad or a 2017–2018 Year Abroad. See Special Arrangements.

Mar. 10


Spring recess begins, 5:30 p.m.
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course. See Special Arrangements.
Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-quarter of the term’s tuition. See Undergraduate Regulations.

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:


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.


WISAY is co-sponsoring a science communications event with Story Collider, the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), and the Yale Provost’s Office. Sign-up for the event is free, but spots are very limited!

Science Storytelling - Tuesday, Feb. 28, 8 to 10 p.m.

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. 




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, 3/24 – 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 GraduationFriday, 3/34 – 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 ProcessWednesday, 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.


Drop-in Advising 
Monday-Thursday10:00am-4:00pm, Office of Career Strategy
Friday10:00am-4:00pm, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 122

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 33:00-4:00pm, 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

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


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