I hope everyone enjoyed the Fall Football Tailgate brunch in the TD Dining Hall this Saturday. As always we are grateful to the TD Dining Hall staff for presenting such a great brunch menu. And congratulations are in order to the Yale football team for their victory against Cornell! I know it must have been all that positive, warm energy coming from our brunch that gave the team the extra boost!
This week’s “photo of the week” comes from Michelle Barsukov TD ’22 that captured the happy group that made it to Thursday’s last-minute theater trip to see “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” in NYC! As you can see from this group photo we had a strong turnout among our first and second year students! TD theater lovers who did not get to go this time around, don’t despair! We have two more NYC theater trips coming up this semester including Moulin Rouge over fall break. So stay tuned!
I am delighted to announce that TD will once against host a “Dino Snore” for our first years at the Peabody Museum for Friday November 8! I am grateful to the Peabody staff for letting us spend the night in the museum and get some good “behind-the-scenes” look at their amazing collections. The Peabody’s Great Hall of Dinosaurs will be closed for renovation in the spring so we are excited to be able to sleep with the dinosaurs before that happens! First-year lions, stay tuned for more information but for now please save the date!
Monday 9/30 6-7:30pm Tea/Dinner with Dr. Liz Delasobera, Head Team Doctor for the Washington Capitals (TD House)
Tonight is our first tea of the year withDr. Liz Delasobera ’02. To make it accessible to our student-athletes we are turning our tea into a pasta dinner! Feel free to come straight from practice! An American studies major, Dr. Delasobera was also the captain of the Yale women’s tennis. She went onto medical school at Stanford and is now a sports medicine specialist. She’ll talk about her work with the Caps as well as her efforts at creating guidelines on concussions for athletes.
10/1 TD Community Engagement Fellowship (Deadline at 11:59pm)
The Timothy Dwight Community Engagement Fellowship application closes tomorrow evening! Priority will be given to collaborations with institutions within the greater New Haven area and the vicinity of TD. Fellows are expected to contribute a minimum of 3-5 hours per week to the partnering organization while classes are in session throughout the fall and spring semesters.
Saturday 10/5 4:30-6pm TD Family Weekend Reception (TD House)
We can’t wait to welcome back family and friends for their weekend visit to campus! We’ll have wonderful food and drinks so feel free to come and go and drop by at your convenience.
Friday 10/11 10pm-12am SAC Formal (Box 23)
Save the date for our SAC’s Fall Formal at Box 23! More info will be forthcoming from our SAC Leadership, Virginia Davis and Eric Jimenez!
Saturday 10/12 1-4pm Big Sib/Little Sib Apple Picking Trip (Bishop’s Orchards)
Sign-ups have been completed for this fall outing for our Sibs groups! If you missed out signing up due to limited space on the bus, please know that we have more wonderful events planned for this year!
Saturday 10/12 12:55pm TD Goes to the Met Opera Live Stream (Sprague Hall)
Have you ever wanted to experience the magic of opera??? Well, the Yale School of Music is offering tickets to TD for this special live stream performance of Giacamo Puccini’s classic, Turandot, at Sprague Hall. The opera will be sung in Italian with English subtitles. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to more than 2,000 theaters around the world. At the intermission, for opera fans there will be an opera quiz and the winner gets an all-expenses paid trip to the Met (usually in late April or early May) to see a production. Dinner in the Met’s interior restaurant as well as roundtrip transportation is included! For now, save the date and I’ll send out a Google Form sign up by the end of the week!
Lorna Dee Cervantes
best thought, you had taught
me — a river runs through it,
the foot of the soul standing
stubbornly in the freeze, all
the shards of ice crumpling up
the banks, what survives
in the ignorance. Play it away.
Be ceremony. Be a lit candle
to what blows you. Outside,
the sun gives a favorite present,
mountain nests in ironic meadows,
otter takes off her shoes, the small
hands of her feet reaching, reaching; still,
far away people are dying. Crisp
one dollar bills fold another life.
You taught me to care in the moment,
carve day into light, or something,
moving in the west that doesn’t destroy
us. Look again, in the coming summer,
the cruelest month alive still eats up
the hours. Regret is an uneven hand,
a rough palm at the cheek — tender
and calloused. I drink another glass
of water, turn on the tap
for what grows, for you,
for what lasts, for the last
and the first found thought of you
UPCOMING DATES AND DEADLINES
October 15 – Credit for Spring 2020 Term Abroad Application Deadline
Tuesday, October 1, 2:00pm - 3:00 pm
55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
Tuesday, October 1, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 305
Wednesday, October 2, 4:00 - 5:30pm
Romance Language Lounge (3rd floor, 82-90 Wall St)
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Monday, October 7, 4:00 - 5:00pm
OISS, 421 Temple Street
Monday, October 7, 4:00 - 5:00pm
55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd floor, Room 309A
Study Abroad Drop-In Hours will be held on Friday, October 4, from 2-4PM at 55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd floor.
Meet with a Study Abroad Adviser – Schedule an appointment directly from our website!
This intensive is a great way for students with impact-driven ideas in social entrepreneurship/environmental innovation to learn about financial strategies and models that will transform their ideas into successful ventures and projects. No background in finance is required but participants should be willing to work in teams to further develop their ideas and learn about the ways finances impact entrepreneurship. Applications are due by 11:59 PM on 10/4.
Entrepreneurship 101 Workshop (10/2, 5:30-6:30 PM)
Entrepreneurship 101 is a foundational workshop that explores the basics of starting your own business or non-profit, exploring areas such as design thinking and challenges that may arise. This workshop is part of the Innovator’s Toolkit, a series of free workshops focused on key skills for innovation and is open to everyone. Register here.
ACADEMIC STRATEGIES WORKSHOPS
Most workshops are held in the Poorvu Center (the new name for the CTL). Room M104A is located on the Poorvu Center’s Writing Center mezzanine, just up the stairs near the 301 York St. entrance to Sterling Library. You are encouraged to RSVP via Yale OrgSync (https://orgsync.com/162209/).
Pathways for First-Years
Thursday, October 10, 4:00 PM, Poorvu Center, 2nd Floor
Wednesday, October 9, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center, 2nd Floor
Seminars & Lectures: Notetaking and Participation
Thursday, October 10, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center, 2nd Floor
Creating a Timeline for Your Senior Thesis
Monday, October 7, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center, 2nd Floor
Managing a Heavy Reading Load
Wednesday, October 9, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center, 2nd Floor
Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations
Monday, October 7, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center, 2nd Floor
Public Speaking for Undergraduates
Tuesday, October 8, 4:00 PM, Poorvu Center, 2nd Floor
Exam Study Strategies
Tuesday, October 8, 6:00 PM, Poorvu Center, 2nd Floor
Procrastination: How to Work Through It
Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 PM, Poorvu Center, 2nd Floor
Reading Effectively for STEM
Reading Analytically for Social Science
Reading Strategies for Literature
Pathways for Sophomores
Sophomore year offers new challenges, including increased course loads, upper-level classes, and identifying a major. This interactive workshop helps students set goals and make long-term plans for the year.
Fresh Start: Midterm Edition
Want to refresh your approaches to your academic work? Our mentors will lead you through a series of activities to help you identify your current strengths and develop new strategies for meeting the new challenges presented by your current semester’s courses.
Writing Emails, Presentations, & Reports: Academic and Professional Communication for Undergrads
Learn strategies for writing for professional and formal academic audiences.
Notes and News - Week of September 30, 2019
September 30, 2019