Notes and News - Week of October 12, 2020

October 13, 2020
Dear Red Lions,
As we hit the midway point of the semester, I am excited to announce that we are still #1 on the Tyng Cup standings!  Championship playoffs start up this week.  So keep going out to IMs and protect that lead!!!  
A giant thank you to TD sophomore Harrison Bushnell for putting together a great TD Photobook featuring the class of 2024 for our Yale Parents’ Week activities.  And many thanks to all of you for sharing your photos.  We’ve shared the link with all TD parents and you can also access it here.
Our “photo of the week” is from Franklin Bertelotti ’22 and features him with fellow junior, Etowah Adams, enjoying SAC’s mini-golf party.  SAC will be back in a couple of weeks with their exciting “Amazing Race” – TD edition. 
It was terrific to see so many of you turn out for the virtual tea with Shawn Levy TD ‘89 this past Wednesday.  I heard that the PEZ and Eggo waffles were a wonderful hit!  We are going to take a break on programs to give the TD staff a well-deserved break.  In the meantime, you can check out this series of conversations hosted by Ann Miura-Ko TD ’98 featuring “Yale Entrepreneurs, Engineers & Innovators”.  We’ve hosted Ann here in the college for an in-person tea in the past and she is terrific – knowledgeable and informative on anything related to technology and venture capitalism.  In this week’s session she will be speaking with Scott Wagner SM ’92, former CEO of internet company GoDaddy. To register, please go to this link.
Please note that we will have one last exciting virtual tea on Wednesday 11/11 at 4:30pm EST.  Like the Shawn Levy tea, this event will not be recorded so please come if you can.  Stay tuned for more information on this last tea of the fall 2020 semester.  
Here is what is happening this week:
Thursday 10/15 4-5pm Caramel Apples by Sharon Goldbloom (TD Package Room)
Our wonderful Sharon Goldbloom will help us celebrate the start of fall with delicious homemade caramel apples.  Please come on down to the TD Package Room to pick up a tasty treat!
Without further ado, here is a word from Dean Mahurin…
The Bison Run with Chango
Frank X. Walker
I see you up there
blocking out the sun,
not quite stampeding
over the mountains,
storming to the coast
on your annual
post winter migration
to your favorite
north atlantic salt lick
temperamental and gray
every where
you used to be
even-keeled and brown
same earth shaking rumble
same herding instincts
still trampling everything
less than you down below
legs tucked tight
as if the parade of you
are sleeping,
vision sheep with horns,
you literally float
across the river___in the sky.
Oct. 13
  Last day to withdraw from a course offered in the first half of the fall term. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Oct. 13
  Last day to convert a fall first-half term course from a letter grade to Cr/D/F.
Oct. 14
  Classes begin for courses offered in the second half of the fall term.
Oct. 15
  Deadline to apply for spring 2021 Term Abroad. See Special Arrangements.
Oct. 23
Oct. 23
  Withdrawal from Yale College on or before this date entitles a student to a rebate of one-quarter of the fall term’s tuition.
Oct. 23
  Last day to withdraw from a fall full-term course without the course appearing on the transcript. See Withdrawal from Courses and Grades.
Oct. 23
  Deadline to apply for double credit in a single-credit course. See Special Arrangements.
Check out Preferred Yale Partners positions in Yale Career Link. These opportunities include full-time positions and internships posted by Yale alumni and other affiliates.
Writer’s Archiving & Research Assistant, Susan Howe, deadline October 30
Illustrator/Sketch Artist, Josephine Shokrian Studios, deadline October 23
Outreach Intern, SosteNica Inc., deadline October 30
Development Associate, Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, deadline November 16
Preferred Yale Partners Event:
VanEck Associates Corporation Info Session, Thursday, October 15, 5:30-6:30pm EDT. Sign up in Yale Career Link. Open to Juniors, Seniors, MA of Science, PhD, and alumni of Yale College and GSAS
Light Fellowship Information Session (3 of 6)  
Monday, October 12, 1:00pm – 2:00pm  
Zoom Link   
Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations Information Session    
Monday, October 12, 7:00pm – 8:00pm    
Register here  
Imagining Your Summer: Information Session #1  
Tuesday, October 13, 4:00pm – 5:00pm  
Register Here   
Planning Public Service/Public Interest Projects 
Thursday, October 15, 2:30pm – 3:30pm 
Zoom Link 
Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations Information Session    
Monday, October 19, 4:00pm – 5:00pm    
Register here 
Imagining Your Summer: Information Session #2 
Monday, October 19, 4:00pm – 5:00pm 
Register Here 
Truman Scholarship Writing Workshop 
Tuesday, October 20, 4:00pm – 5:00pm 
Register here
Conversations with an Art Librarian: Finding Images Online
Thursday October 15 @ 10 AM | Register:
There are images everywhere online, but how do you find good ones to use in your presentations and papers? Learn search tips and recommendations for using library collections of images and finding good-quality images on the open web.
Collecting Data with APIs
Thursday October 15 @ 3 PM | Register:
Learn how to retrieve online data via an Application Programming Interface (API). Many libraries, museums, and galleries worldwide are digitizing their collections and making them available for data mining via APIs. In this workshop, we’ll cover what APIs are, along with how and why you might use them.
Virtual Photobook Club: Marion Belanger  
Friday October 16 @ 2 PM | Register:
The Virtual Photobook Club is an event series run by Yale’s Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library focused on all things photobooks. Topics include: conversations about independent publishers, rare photobooks, personal photobook collections, and more!