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Hello everyone!

We made it! The final week of classes! In the midst of the rain and occasional sunshine, let's all try to finish strong! The AACC has a lot of events this week for you all the check out. Also, a personal plug: Katharine will be in the Yale Baroque Opera Project's production of L'Orfeo, which goes up in the University Theater this Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are free! 

Above, a picture from the protests last week calling for justice for Stephanie Washington and Paul Witherspoon. Thank you to all who came to show their support and solidarity against police brutality in our community, and who continue to do so. 

Love,

CaD Team ❤️
First Annual AACC Awards and Celebration Night 2019
The Fall of Saigon
Asian American Studies Speaker Series
POC Meditation
There's Hope in North Korea 2019 Essay Contest
UNITY Spring Show 2019: Rebirth
Litefeet with Chrybaby Cozie

 
Y2Y Professor Comedy Show
Rhodes, Fulbright, Gates Cambridge: oh my! Student perspectives on applying for postgraduate funding
Library Announcements
National Name Exchange
Yale Layer
Academic Strategies Weekly Update
World Tai Chi Day
Gundecha Brothers Performance
Yale Daily News Recruitment Website
Startup Yale 2019
The Yale Refugee Project
Seeking Bilingual Students
The Reading Resilience Project
Asian American Health Advocates
OCS Internship Positions
First Annual AACC Awards and Celebration Night 2019
This year will be the first annual AACC Awards and Celebration Night where we will be recognizing our student leaders at the AACC. The reception will be held on Sunday, April 28, from 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the Omni Hotel. We have a variety of exciting awards we will be giving and want you to join us in celebrating together.
 
We will be starting the night with delicious foods and desserts, followed by our award ceremony, and finishing the night off with our DJ for an awesome dance; dress to impress! Tickets will be first come first serve, so RSVP today!!
The Fall of Saigon
Join ViSA at our Fall of Saigon event series this Friday, April 26th! The night starts out in the AACC at 5pm with a dinner and discussion with Vietnamese poet and novelist Lê Thị Diễm Thúy, author of the widely acclaimed 2003 novel The Gangster We Are All Looking For. The event will feature a performance and reading from Ms. Thúy and then a moderated discussion on her experiences as a Vietnamese writer and engaging with Vietnamese identity and the traumas of war in her work. Afterwards, from 7-8pm, ViSA will have a reception for its Fall of Saigon exhibit in the AACC Exhibition Room. The exhibit will feature photography, interview excerpts on personal interpretations of what it means to be Vietnamese, family stories relating to the war, and a project on media representations of Vietnamese refugees. Come through, enjoy good food and discussion, and learn more about your peers and community!
Asian American Studies Speaker Series
POC Meditations
There's Hope in North Korea 2019 Essay Contest
ThiNK has held an essay contest for high school students to write about North Korea. The purpose of the contest was to challenge students to think critically about North Korean issues and give them an opportunity to express novel ideas to effect change. Sixteen students participated, and among them we chose four essays to publish on our website and Facebook page.
 
Here is the link with more information about the contest: https://www.thinkatyale.org/single-post/2019/01/25/2019-ThiNK-Essay-Contest
UNITY Spring Show 2019: Rebirth
ThiNK has held an essay contest for high school students to write about North Korea. The purpose of the contest was to challenge students to think critically about North Korean issues and give them an opportunity to express novel ideas to effect change. Sixteen students participated, and among them we chose four essays to publish on our website and Facebook page.
 
Here is the link with more information about the contest: https://www.thinkatyale.org/single-post/2019/01/25/2019-ThiNK-Essay-Contest
Litefeet with Chrybaby Cozie
Y2Y Professor Comedy Show
Are you a fan of stand-up comedy? You're in luck, because on April 25th, nine of Yale's most beloved faculty will step up to the mic to regale you with their very best jokes in the name of philanthropy! Come to the Y2Y Faculty Comedy Show - an innovative performance to benefit Y2Y New Haven. Y2Y New Haven seeks to provide overnight services for youth experiencing homelessness in a youth-led space that is trauma-informed, gender-neutral, and actively LGTBQ+ friendly.

Our amazing line up includes our very own Director, Dean Yee, and Assistant Director, Sheraz Iqbal! Other performers include Sarah Mahurin, Mark Oppenheimer, Shelly Kagan, Omer Bajwa, Vlad Chituc, Adriane Steinacker, and Justin Berry!

Buy tickets on bit.ly/2Z2R0Oy or Venmo $8 to @y2ynh. Press going on Facebook! Don't miss out!
Rhodes, Fulbright, Gates Cambridge: oh my! Student perspectives on applying for postgraduate funding
Get the inside scoop on what it’s like to go for awards to support study, research, and teaching abroad after graduation. Panelists will speak about their experiences with the application process, bust some myths, and share their perspective on what strategies worked for them.
Thursday May 2nd – 5:30-6:30pm, LC 101.
Library Announcements
Latte with a Librarian
Do you need to find a book or a scholarly article, or do you need help formulating a research question for a lit review? Stop by Thain Cafe in Bass Library on Wednesday, April 25 from 1 – 3:00 PM for Latte with a Librarian, a chance to meet with a librarian for a short research consultation.
 
No registration required. Any student that asks a research question (and not, “Hey, where’s the bathroom?”) will receive a FREE mug. More information at: http://schedule.yale.edu/event/5285431.
 
Therapy Dog, Heather the Golden Retriever
Join Bass Library for a visit with Kelsey the Golden Retriever on Thursday, April 26th. Starting at 2 pm, Kelsey will start in the Sterling Memorial Library Nave and will work her way down to the Wright Reading Room and Bass Library. Take a break from studying and pat a dog! More information at: http://schedule.yale.edu/event/5163367.
 
Reading Week at Yale University Library
Throughout Reading Week, libraries around campus will be offering study breaks (with donuts and pizza), nightly free coffee, therapy dogs, and the ever-popular Long Night Against Procrastination. Keep an eye out for more information, and register early for the Long Night Against Procrastination to ensure yourself a spot at https://bit.ly/LNAP-spring19
National Name Exchange
Yale University belongs to the National Name Exchange (NNE) Consortium, a consortium of universities nationwide whose goal is to inform minority undergraduate students of the opportunities available in graduate school. We would like to invite you to participate in this name exchange by clicking on the link below. By doing so, you will receive graduate admissions and financial aid information from many of the participating institutions. Click on this link for the entire list of National Name Exchange participants.



How to Participate:
It is quick and easy to participate in the NNE. Information you provide using the secure web site will be accessed only by representatives from participating universities who will provide you information about their graduate programs, summer research and internship opportunities. The absolute deadline for participation is Sunday, June 30, 2019. Once this deadline is passed, we will be unable to make any changes to the profile in your database. Click on the link below:
http://apps.grad.uw.edu/nne/students/login.html
Once on the site, insert the invitation code: WelcomeNNE2019
Please be advised this is a case sensitive password!



Note: You have been invited to participate in the NNE based on your demonstrated academic merit. Please do not pass this invitation code on to others. Congratulations on your achievement. We look forward to your continued scholarship in graduate school! For more information on the National Name Exchange, visit their website at: http://apps.grad.uw.edu/nne/



Participating National Name Exchange (NNE) Institutions
Boise State University, Brown University, California Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University, Cornell University, Duke University, Emory University, Florida A & M University, Florida International University , Harvard University, Howard University, Indiana University, Iowa State University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Miami University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University, Oregon State University, Princeton University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers University, Southern Methodist University, Stanford University, Texas A & M University, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Diego, University of California, Santa Cruz, University of Chicago, University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Delaware, University of Florida, University of Idaho, University of Illinois, Chicago, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University of Kentucky, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, University of New Mexico, University of North Carolina, University of North Texas, University of Notre Dame, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California, University of Utah, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Tech, Washington State University, Washington University, Yale University
Yale Layer
Yale Layer is the only student run magazine focused on mental health. Applications to be editor for the Yale Layer are currently open, and students can apply at this link! This would be an amazing opportunity for interested students to become involved in a publication that promotes mental health expression from all communities. Applications are due April 22. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out via email at theyalelayer@gmail.com
 
Academic Strategies Weekly Update
Writing emails, Presentations, Reports: Academic and Professional Communication (for undergrads)
Tuesday, April 30, 6:00, Poorvu Center M104A
Have a professional internship this summer? Developing an end-of-semester presentation of your research. Come learn the strategies for writing effectively for professional and formal academic audiences.
Creating a Timeline for senior thesis (for juniors)
Wednesday, May 1, 4:00, Poorvu Center M104A
Planning to write a year-long or 1-semester senior thesis next academic year? Get a head start on your planning and preparation with our senior thesis workshop! Get an overview of the senior thesis process and draft a project calendar to get it all done.
 
Meet 1-1 with our Academic Strategies Mentors
It’s crunch time! Meet with an Academic Strategies Mentor to make a plan to get it all done. Students report feeling calmer and more confident after working out a study plan with a mentor.
 
During your 1-1 session, you can:
  • Create a weekly schedule to help manage your time and get things done
  • Set academic and professional goals and identify ways to meet them
  • Identify challenges and develop strategies to enhance your approach to your academic work
Want to make an appointment? Visit our online scheduler.
 
First-Generation/Low-Income Community Initiative
FGLI Community Initiative Study Hall: Need a quiet, supportive place to study? Join the FGLI Ambassadors for snacks and encouragement at the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, Room 121 on Mondays staring at 6 pm.
 
Yale College Dean’s Office Resources: Check out the resources available for students on significant financial aid, including the Loaner Laptop program, the Career Closet, and the Winter Clothing Grant: https://fgli.yalecollege.yale.edu/financial-resources/deans-office-services. For emergencies or unexpected expenses, talk to your RC Dean or HOC and check out our SafetyNet system.
World Tai Chi Day
Yale Daily News Recruitment Website
Thinking about what you'd like to explore next year? Whether you're a writer, artist, photographer, illustrator, or designer, the YDN has a place for you, for as much or little time as you like! One of the YDN's projects this year has been the creation of a brand-new recruitment website, which explains how to get involved with each desk at the YDN, increasing information accessibility and de-mystifying the process. The website can be found at www.yaledailynews.com/recruitment -- we hope it's a helpful tool as we ease into summer and next fall!
Startup Yale 2019
Join innovators from across and beyond Yale's campus for Startup Yale 2019: three days packed with pitches, prizes, and world-changing ideas. Over the course of the event, attend inspiring panels, hear fellow students pitch their big ideas for prize money, learn about new opportunities, and more. See the full event lineup and register for events: startupyale.com
Seeking Bilingual Students
The Yale Interpretation Network (YIN) is seeking bilingual students and employees interested in making a difference in the New Haven area. Non-English speakers often face language barriers when seeking services like mental health care and legal assistance. Many organizations would like to accommodate this community but often lack the resources to do so.
 
YIN provides high-quality, pro-bono interpretation and translation services to bridge the gap between non-English-speaking community members and social services. Time commitment can be anywhere from once a year to once a week, and you can make a significant impact in our community. Please complete this form if you’re interested in participating:
 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkktgal-AnwR_z4hS3ac--gfq9khhpePgGzCFPkNoBFlGZdw/viewform?usp=sf_link
The Reading Resilience Project
The Reading Resilience Project is an initiative to amplify underrepresented voices in library collections. Yale students are encouraged to recommend works by and about people of color, the result of which is an ever-growing crowd-sourced list of books. RRP books will be put on display in Bass Library for the month of February, and you can preview the full book list at: https://guides.library.yale.edu/Reading-Resilience.

To submit a book (or other creative work), use this form: bit.ly/rrpyale.  
Asian American Health Advocates
Interested in making a difference in Asian American communities through healthcare advocacy? Asian American Health Advocates (AAHA) is a new organization seeking to decrease the health disparity in Asian American communities through increasing healthcare knowledge. This is done primarily by translating and disseminating public health ads in order to provide accurate and up-to-date health information to Asian Americans communities. If interested, please email julia.ding@yale.edu
OSC Internship Positions
Check out employers and open positions looking for Yalies this summer! Bulldogs Across America and CGCC internship positions are available in multiple industries/functions. Check out the listed positionsand log into Yale Career Link to apply. Email careerstrategy@yale.edu with any questions.
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