Notes and News - Week of 4/18/22

April 18, 2022


WEEK OF 4/18/22


Dear Red Lions,

Tonight is TD Spring Community Night and we are back in the TD Dining Hall!  We plan to start at 8:30pm with our first act so come on down and grab a seat!  We will have a quick intermission at the halfway point, but pizza will be served after Community Night as grab & go.  

Speaking of TD’s boundless creative talent, this week’s “photo of the week” features Senior Lion Xavier Ruiz and his TD friends and mom at the Yale School of Art senior thesis art show at the Green Hall Gallery on Chapel Street.  Xavier unveiled his project, “Revisiting the Womb through Sculpture and VR,” that was supported through the TD Mellon and CPA grants.  We will be installing the swinging chair in TD once his project is over. 

As promised, here are some photos from our Chubb event with Hilary Hahn.  More photos along with a link to her performance and conversation will be up on the Chubb Fellowship website.  Looking forward to Fall 2022 when we will hopefully bring former US Women’s Soccer coach, Jill Ellis, to campus!  

I hope everyone saw the news that the TD Multipurpose Room has reopened now that the floor replacement project is completed.  We will have to close it again on 4/29 to prepare for the end of the year.  Please stay tuned for more info on Summer Storage.

Here are some important events for the next two weeks:

Monday 4/18 8:30-10:30pm TD Spring Community Night (TD Dining Hall) 

We are excited for another round of performances from our unpredictably brave, generous, and talented Red Lions!

Tuesday 4/19 4-15:15pm “Dr. Bummer Tells All,” A Tea with Professor Daniel Westreich TD ‘98 (TD House)

Join HL and TD Resident Fellow, Professor Amy Bei, in the TD House for a conversation with Dr. Westreich, a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina!  You may have heard his alter ego, “Dr. Bummer,” on Dan Savage’s podcast.  He was also awarded an NEH New Innovator Award in 2014 and sits on the editorial boards for American Journal of Epidemiology and just published a new textbook on epidemiology methods titled Epidemiology by Design.  

Tuesday 4/19 8:30-10pm Baking with the TD Graduate Affiliates (TD Student Kitchen)

Join our TD Graduate Affiliates, Ruiyan Wang and Xinyi Chen, as they bake up another big batch of cookies!

Friday 4/22 1:30-3:30pm TD Planting Project with Sustainability Liaisons (TD Courtyard)

Gorgeous sunny weather is in the forecast for this Friday!  Please join our sustainability liaisons and Yale Groundskeepers to plant a new garden for the lower courtyard!  Here is the sign up link. Lemonade and cookies will be served in the upper courtyard!  

Friday 4/22 5:00-7:00pm TD Final Cut (TD Dining Hall)

Our TD team of first year lions, Arantxa Galvan, Shtile Shuaipai, and Anna Zhao are excited to take over the dining hall and serve up their delicious food!  Join them for the tasting!

Sunday 4/23 Camp Kesem Virtual Run 

TD is sponsoring five participants (selected by lottery) to be runners for this event!Participants will receive a T-shirt and race bib and are encouraged to run with friends.  Email to see if there are any remaining spots.

Sunday 4/23 11am-1:30pm TD Berry Brunch (TD Dining Hall)

Menu will feature fresh berries galore and many other wonderful brunch favorites from bagels and lox, omelet station, chocolate covered strawberries, Finnish French toast with fresh berries, carved blackberry glazed ham, and so much more!  This is a TD-only event so make sure to get your TD sticker at the TD HoC office during the business day if you have not already.  “Family Dinner” protocol will be in effect so off-campus TDers are invited back to dine for free.

Tuesday 4/26 6-7:30pm TD Senior Sushi Night (TD House)

One of our favorite TD senior events – Senior Sushi Night – is back!  We are excited to host Sono Bana restaurant!  We will be serving a mix of special rolls and nigiri along with Japanese beers and sake.  Senior lions, get ready to feast on sushi!

Friday 4/29 TD Day (TD Courtyard)

Our traditional celebration of the last day of classes of the Spring 2022 semester!  Expect inflatables and a lunch time cookout of hot dogs, hamburgers, and more brought by the TD Dining Hall!

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




Apr. 29
Classes end; reading period begins.
Apr. 29
Last day to convert from a letter grade to Cr/D/F option for a full-term course and/or a course offered in the second half of the spring term.
Apr. 29
Last day to withdraw from a full-term course and/or a course offered in the second half of the spring term.
May 1
Applications for fall-term Leaves of Absence due.
May 1
Deadline to apply for a fall-term 2022 Term Abroad or a 2022–2023 Year Abroad.
May 5
Reading period ends, 5:00 p.m.
May 5
Final examinations begin, 7:00 p.m.
May 5
Deadline for all course assignments, other than term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.
May 11
Examinations end, 5:30 p.m.
May 11
Deadline for all term papers and term projects. This deadline can be extended only by a Temporary Incomplete authorized by the student’s residential college dean.
May 12
Residences close for underclass students, 12 noon.

YALE-CHINA FELLOWHIPS Take advantage of this rare opportunity to live and work in Xiuning, China, on a fully-funded and supported fellowship.   Hear from former Fellows on April 20th 8 pm ET – Register here for the Virtual Xiuning Teahouse!

Learn more and apply at  Application forms due on April 28th

YALE LIBRARY EVENTS Introduction to Zotero (online)
Tuesday, April 19 at 2:00pm | Register:
Managing citations is an essential skill for all undergraduate students. Students will learn how to:
·       save & organize citations from Yale Library and around the web
·       generate a bibliography using Microsoft Word or Google Docs
·       take annotations and notes to avoid plagiarism

Reading Strategies for Writing Papers (online)
Tuesday, April 19 at 4:00pm | Register:
Doing original research can feel overwhelming, especially when you need to read a lot of scholarly texts to prepare to write a paper. Join librarians to learn strategies to tackle scholarly texts efficiently. In this 45-minute workshop, attendees will learn how about and gain practice with lateral reading, selective reading, and active reading.

Latte with a Librarian (in-person)
Wednesday, April 20 from 1-2:30pm | Register:
Meet with a librarian in Thain Cafe for a drop-in research consultation. Any student who asks a library or research-related question will receive a FREE Yale Library mug!

FELLOWSHIPS AND FUNDING Schwarzman Scholars Info Session  Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm ET   Register here  
Info Session for UK Fellowships – Rhodes & Beyond 
Thursday, April 21, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ET  
Attend here 

Special Information Session with Fulbright Representatives 
Thursday, April 21, 3:00 pm ET – 4:00 pm ET 
Register here 
Knight-Hennessy Info Session 
Thursday, April 21, 6:00 pm ET – 7:00 pm ET 
Register here 
May 1, 11:59pm ET - The International Study Award (ISA) Deadline | Eligible: First-Year Students, Sophomores & Juniors receiving a Yale scholarship.     
NOTETo apply for ISA funding, eligible students must first receive Yale approval for a summer study abroad program.   
May 1 - Rotary Peace Fellowship National Deadline | Eligible: Seniors     
May 1 - MacMillan Center Academic Year Fellowships for Language Study  
 Eligible: All Students     
May 15 – Einstein Fellowship - | Eligible: Graduating Seniors  
May 26 – Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Spark | Eligible: All Undergraduates               

The Yale GIS Accelerator is a one-week GIS instruction program for Yale affiliates who want to learn how to integrate GIS into their research projects, but find it difficult to register for a semester-long course. Dates: May 9-May 13, 2022

Time: 9 am-5:30 pm EDT Location: Online The Accelerator is designed for those who have a project and dataset, and need support to learn principles of GIS and spatial data management. Registration selection will be based on the necessity of geospatial analysis for their current and proposed projects.  Learn more about the program No prior experience with GIS is expected from Accelerator participants. However, working knowledge of Windows is assumed.  Mac and Linux users can prepare by learning how to use File Explorer to find and manage files in Windows, launch programs from the Start Menu, unzip downloads, and copy/paste text. Please send your inquiries to Those interested should apply by April 26, 2022.  Selected participants will be notified by April 29, 2022, and invited to a preliminary data readiness interview. Interviews will take place in the week of May 2nd. 

Submit an application