TD Notes and News – Week of 11/14/22

November 15, 2022

WEEK OF 11/14/22


Dear Red Lions,

I hope everyone enjoyed the TD Football Tailgate Brunch this past Saturday in the TD Dining Hall.  We could not have asked for more delicious fare or better weather to cheer on the team as they defeated Princeton 24-20!  

Speaking of perfect autumn weather, our “photo of the week” is from Dr. B who could not resist sharing this photograph of Wally enjoying the carpet of golden gingko leaves in the lower courtyard.  I hope you all managed to take lots of photos.

We are just a few days away from Thanksgiving Break and the big Harvard-Yale game!  Once again we are grateful to Leverett House, our sister college at Harvard, for hosting us this Friday night and Saturday morning before the game.  I hope everyone who is planning to stay at Leverett House has registered at this link.  

Please note that I will be sending an important update from the Leverett House Faculty Deans on some changes in arrangements.  So if you are planning on staying at Leverett this Friday please make sure to read this new email carefully.  I plan to send that out later this evening after our Senior Mellon Forum.

Our Mott Woolley Student Council plans to sell TD merch on Thursday 11/17 in the TD Common Room during the TD Harvest Dinner in the Dining Hall.  So come on by the table if you are in need of merch!

By now you have seen many notes regarding dining services during the long  Thanksgiving break so just a quick reminder that the TD Dining Hall will be closed after Friday dinner and that BF and MY will be open until 11/23.  If you are planning to be here on Thanksgiving, please remember to sign up for the holiday dinner at the Omni by Thursday 11/16.

Dr. B and I plan to host a dessert bar with board games from 4-5:30pm later in the afternoon following the Omni lunch.  If you are in town and would like to drop by please come on over to the TD House for some delicious sweet treats and games!

In addition, Dr. B and I along with the TD resident Fellows – the Simon and Bei/Mbodj families– are working on additional food options for the long break for any TD students staying on campus.  Please stay tuned for more information.

Monday 11/14 5:30pm First TD Senior Mellon Forum (TD House)

We are excited to launch this year’s series with presentations from Michelle Barsukov, Janice Dean, and Gillian Clouser.  Expect a delicious catered dinner with wine and beer along with our three fabulous presentations!  Dinner begins at 5:30pm and presentations will start promptly at 6pm.  Please note this is for TD seniors only.  

Tuesday 11/15 7-9pm Beaded Friendship Bracelets Workshop (TD Art Studio)

Need a break from classes? Want to make some DIY friendship bracelets with your TD besties? Join the Art Studio Aides Alex and Naomi for a bead workshop and astound yourself and others with the beautiful jewelry you will make.  All bracelet-making materials will be provided, including clay beads, letter beads, and elastic thread.  No sign-up necessary.  We can’t wait to see what you make!! 

Thursday 11/17  TD Harvest Dinner (TD Dining Hall)

Celebrate community and an early Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving with our favorite Yale College Dining Hall staff.  Family dinner protocol will be in effect so only TD students will be invited to this dinner.  Off-campus Lions may eat for free.  If you do not have your TD sticker, please come to the TD office during business hours to get one.

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



“I had forgotten that time wasn’t fixed like concrete but in fact was fluid as sand, or water.” (Joyce Carol Oates)


Nov. 15
Registration for spring 2023 opens for Class of 2024, visiting students, and Eli Whitney students (without a class year), 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 16
Registration for spring 2023 opens for Class of 2025, 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 17
Registration for spring 2023 opens for Class of 2026, 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 18
November recess begins after last class.
Nov. 28
Classes resume; 8:20 a.m.

Led by Dr. Dorceta Taylor, Program Director and Principal Investigator, the Yale Conservation Scholars – Early Leadership Initiative (YCS- ELI) is a paid summer opportunity for undergraduates interested in conservation. YCS-ELI is dedicated to creating a diverse environment that uplifts and supports students traditionally underrepresented in the conservation field and interested in careers in the sector. Candidates of any identity and background are welcome to apply. There will be two upcoming information sessions for the Yale Conservation Scholars’ Early Leadership Initiative: 
Monday, November 14th, from 12:00 pm EST to 1:00 pm EST. Registration is required. Register using this link.
Thursday, December 8th, from 6:00 pm EST to 7:00 pm EST. Registration is required. Register using this link.
We will begin with a short presentation on the program and end with a Q&A session with staff, alums, and second-year scholars. The application date is Tuesday, January 10th, at 11:59 pm EST.  Any questions can be directed to
Psychology of Time Management 
Monday, Nov. 14, 7-8 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A 
Come to this workshop to learn about some of the major cognitive obstacles to organizing your time and take away a set of mental tools for increasing your awareness of these common thought processes so that they can be prevented or interrupted. 
Optimize Your Reading 
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7-8 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A 
Learn general strategies for effectively reading texts for any Yale class. Learn how to preview a text, effectively interact with the text while reading, and review your reading for class, essay, or exam preparation. 
Imagining Your Summer 
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 4-5 pm, Poorvu CTL 120B 
Interested in summer study abroad, fellowships, or internships, but don’t know how to get started? Come to this information session to learn about your opportunities from Yale! 
Organize Your Time! 
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 8-9 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A 
This interactive workshop offers evidence-based strategies and the opportunity to start figuring out what will work best for you. 
Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations 
Thursday, Nov. 17, 4-5 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A 
Initiate conversations, ask for assistance, request recommendations, and building mentoring relationships with Yale faculty, teaching fellows, and staff. 
How to Study the Arts at Yale 
Friday, Nov. 18, 3-4 pm, Poorvu CTL M104A 
How do I study arts and humanities? Come to this workshop to find out how you can get the most out of these fields of study at Yale. 
Virtual Fair: This is Public Health
Tuesday, November 15 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
More information
MathWorks EDG Internship Panel
Tuesday, November 15 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Register here
Physician Resilience and Caring for Sexual Assault Survivors with Sonia Oyola, MD
Thursday, November 17 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Learn more
How To Study the Arts at Yale
Friday, November 18 | 3:00pm
Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning
Learn more
Wait–Someone Will Pay Me to Do That?! (Arts and Humanities)
Friday, December 2 | 4:00pm
Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning
Learn more
National Investment Banking Competition 
Registration open
EACE Road Trips to the Real World
Registration Open