Notes and News - Week of October 9, 2017

October 9, 2017

Notes and News – Week of 10/9

HL’s Pieces

Dear Red Lions,

We are gearing up for our big fall Chubb fellowship lecture with environmental activist and writer, Bill McKibben, a co-founder of!!!  He will be delivering his Chubb address at 4:30pm in Woolsey Hall this Tuesday with special musical guest, Paul Winter, a grammy award winning composer and performer.  He will be playing an original piece “Sun Singer” performed with the Woolsey organ.  Please remember that the special Chubb student dinner will be at 7pm in the TD dining hall.  As a result, the TD dining hall will be closed for set up and preparations.  So all students who are not registered for the Chubb dinner will need to dine elsewhere tomorrow night.  I apologize for the convenience. 

Next week, starting on Wednesday will be fall break!!!  But before we get there we will have a busy weekend with the SAC Fall Formal, trip to the Edgewood Farmers’ Market, and the first-ever TD Printmaking Studio Workshop!  Please see below for more information! 

Here are some great events for this week:

Tuesday 10/10  Chubb Lecture and Dinner with Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben (Environmental activist, writer, and co-founder of will deliver his Chubb address at 4:30pm in Woolsey Hall.  The talk, titled “Simply Too Hot: The Desperate Science and Politics of Climate” is open to the public.  Tickets are not required.  All TD students selected for the Chubb dinner through the open lottery should have received a note confirming their seat.

Saturday 10/14 10pm-1am SAC Fall Formal (Olives and Oil at 124 Temple Street)

Come for fun, music, friends, and a GREAT Saturday night.  There will be a pizza bar, salad bar, and drink tickets for students over the age of 21.  Photos will be taken in the restaurant.  Come to the Head of College office during business hours to buy your tickets (only $5 per person).  Feel free to invite friends from other colleges!!!

Sunday 10/15 TD Student Kitchen Goes to Edgewood Farmer’s Market (10am meet up in TD Courtyard)

The TD Outreach Aides and the Student Kitchen crew team up for a great combo event.  We have room to take 10 TD students to the Edgewood Farmers’ Market to check out local Connecticut produce and shop.  We’ll then return to the TD student kitchen to cook up a special hearty brunch with the freshest seasonal ingredients.  For more information, please email

Sunday 10/15 1-4pm TD Printmaking Studio Workshop with Karen Dow (Art Studio)

We still have spots available to work with Karen Dow (Yale MFA ’98) for our monthly printmaking workshops.  Beginners to experienced artists are welcome to participate. Workshops are scheduled on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4pm once a month on the following dates:  10/15, 11/12, and 12/3.  Students may sign up for just one class or all three and we have room for 12 students per workshop session.  All instruction and materials are provided free of charge.  To register, please come to the TD Head of College Office or send an email to our Operations Manager, KC Mills at

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




Days (Philip Larkin)

What are days for?
Days are where we live.

They come, they wake us

Time and time over.

They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?

Ah, solving that question

Brings the priest and the doctor

In their long coats

Running over the fields.



Oct. 15Sunday Deadline to apply for a spring 2018 Term Abroad. See Special Arrangements. Oct. 16MClasses begin for courses offered in the second half of the term. 

Oct. 17Tuesday October recess begins, 11 p.m.  

Oct. 23, Monday Classes resume, 8:20 a.m. 

Oct. 27Friday Midterm.
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. 



BRINK!  (a TD-adjacent publication)
BRINK: A Review of Books will not be just another journal. For one, it arrives at a moment of profound unease. Our millennial generation, raised in the warm afterglow of the End of History, has only now begun to realize just how much we need to fight for and how much we need to preserve. We need to confront our moment head-on.

That’s why we are launching BRINK. Modeled on the New York Review of Books, BRINK fills a gap in our generation’s public conversation. It provides a format that invites discussion and debate, and offers university students avenue for sustained critical engagement outside of the classroom—all written in clear, accessible language. We hope that this will allow the leaders and citizens of tomorrow to think through – and write for – the world we are about to inherit.

We have a website; a twitter; a Facebook. And we’ve got eight stellar reviews written by up-and-coming thinkers that will be yours to read, online and in print, on October 12th!

Interested in writing for BRINK? Send us a pitch:


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:


Interested in becoming a CCE? The CCE mission is to create a more positive sexual climate on campus. The CCEs themselves are an exceptionally diverse, creative group of students who collaborate with each other and with their own communities to create space—both literally and figuratively—for to make it easier for students to make mindful social and sexual choices. The CCEs also serve as a resource for students who have experienced or heard about sexual misconduct, providing a peer avenue to SHARE, the UWC, Title IX, and the Yale Police. The CCEs are paid employees of the YCDO, working 5-10 hours per week with longer hours during training periods.  There’s no need for prior experience in sexual violence prevention. The prime qualification for being a CCE is the desire to make Yale a better place; optimism and humor are helpful, too! For more information or to apply, please visit Applications are due October 17, 2017

Multidisciplinary Academic Programs (MAPs) Information Sessions:

Education Studies: Wednesday, October 113-4 pm, SSS Room 405

Global Health Studies: Friday, October 132-3:30 pm, LC 209

Energy Studies: Wednesday, October 25 5:30-7:30, Fellows’ Lounge, Franklin College




Tuesday, October 10, 5:00 – 7:00PM @ Afro-American Cultural Center, 211 Park St. 
During CIPE Day with the Cultural Centers, an all-programs overview, followed by smaller break-out sessions, offer opportunities to hear from past participants, speak directly with CIPE staff, get your questions answered, and to learn more about of-interest programs. As appetizers will be served, please RSVP as soon as possible to

Seeking Spring 2018 Y-VISP Peer Liaisons!

The Yale Visiting International Program (Y-VISP) is seeking exceptional juniors and seniors to be Peer Liaisons for the Spring 2018 semester, supporting visiting students from Yale NUS College and Ashoka University. For more information about the role, the program, and to apply, please visit:

Deadline to apply: Friday, October 20, 2017


Managing a Heavy Reading Load
Monday, October 9, 4:00 PM, Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St. (Sterling Library/across from Toads), Room M104A (mezzanine)

Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations
Monday, October 9, 6:00 PM, JE Seminar Room L23

Exam Study Strategies
Monday, October 9, 7:30 PM, Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St. (Sterling Library/across from Toads), Room M104A (mezzanine)

Tackling Problem Sets – Math
Tuesday, October 10, 4:00 PM, Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St. (Sterling Library/across from Toads), Room 120C

Succeeding in Lectures
Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 PM, Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St. (Sterling Library/across from Toads), Room M104A (mezzanine)

Succeeding in Seminars
Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 PM, Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St. (Sterling Library/across from Toads), Room M104A (mezzanine)

Tackling Problem Sets – Econ
Wednesday, October 11, 6:00 PM, Ezra Stiles Fellows Lounge

Time Management
Wednesday, October 11, 7:30 PMJE Seminar Room L23

Pathways for First years
Thursday, October 12, 6:00 PM, Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, 301 York St. (Sterling Library/across from Toads), Room M104A (mezzanine)