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Hi everyone!

Only two more weeks until Thanksgiving break! Hope you guys have all been having a wonderful fall season: enjoying the nice views around campus, wearing fuzzy sweaters, taking photos of the changing leaves for your insta stories... and most importantly: checking out the great events at the AACC and around campus! Have a great week, and don’t forget to VOTE!***
 

Warm regards,
 

CaD Team❤️✨🍂


***Election Day is this Tuesday, November 6th. 

Polls will be open from 6am to 8pm.
If you are not already registered to vote, you can same day register and vote at New Haven City Hall. If you are a registered voter, please find your polling place here based on Yale's residential buildings.
Yale Votes will be welcoming everyone to celebrate democracy with them on Old Campus and by the Wexler Grant school. They'll have volunteers out throughout the day with free food and a good time.

See you at the polls!!

Global Innovation Series: Boundary Breaker Thynn Thynn Hlaing
AACC Spring Break Externship Info Session
Post-Election Pause
Global Innovation Series: Lessons from Innovative Asian Leaders - Promoting Peace and Social Change
Mental Health and Race/Ethnicity Student Panel and Discussion
Southeast Asia in Crisis and Rebuilding
AACC Emotional Wellness Support
Yale Librarian Satellite Office Hours

 
ViSA Pho Night
Yale Law School Information Session
Yale Votes
Long Night Against Procrastination
Humanities in Action
Supporting the Jewish Community
YSEC Presents: 2018 Green Voting Info Sheet
Yspaniola Service-Learning Trip Info Session
1stGenYale Annual Students & Alumni Career Networking Mixer
Critical Innovation Fund
Yale Daily News Announcements
Come On Out - Japan 2019: Yale Visit

CIPE Summer Opportunities Fair
Volunteers Needed for After-School Tutoring at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School

CTL Academic Strategies
POC Meditation Switch to La Casa for November
Global Innovation Series: Boundary Breaker Thynn Thynn Hlaing
Join us for an intimate conversation with Thynn Thynn Hlaing, a former Country Director of Oxfam International in Sierra Leone and passionate social change leader working to empower women to overcome social, political, and economic barriers. Facebook event here
AACC Spring Break Externship Info Session
 Join us at the AACC for an info session about our Spring Externship Program. The Alumni Engagement Coordinators will talk more about the program and explain the application process, and various past participants of the program will share their experiences. Food will be served. Facebook event here
Post-Election Pause
Join the AACC for a post-election community gathering. This will be a safe and relaxing atmosphere to take a collective pause, recharge and detox from all the divisive rhetoric that has been bombarding our psyche. Snacks, tea and coffee will be provided. All are welcome! Facebook event here.
Global Innovation Series: Lessons from Innovative Asian Leaders - Promoting Peace and Social Change
This panel will offer a wide-reaching survey of the issues currently faced in different parts of Asia, including international relations, humanitarian aid, and women's rights. Join us for a panel with two inspiring Yale World Fellows — Thynn Thynn Hlaing and ElsaMarie D'Silva. Refreshments will be provided. Facebook event here
Mental Health and Race/Ethnicity Student Panel and Discussion 
Join Mind Matters and the Yale Cultural Centers for a student panel and discussion on the intersection of mental health and race/ethnicity. Dinner will be served (from Basil!) as the event will be from 6-8pm. Facebook event here
Southeast Asia in Crisis and Rebuilding
Southeast Asia in Crisis and Rebuilding
Join the Alliance for Southeast Asian Students (ALSEAS) on Thursday, November 8, from 4-6 PM at the Branford Head of College House in welcoming former ambassador Timothy Michael Carney to discuss his experiences working in Southeast Asia in crisis and rebuilding during and after the Vietnam-War era. Mr. Carney, a fluent speaker of Thai, Khmer, and French, has worked as an American diplomat for 32 years with assignments that included Vietnam and Cambodia as well as Lesotho and South Africa before being appointed as ambassador to Sudan and later in Haiti. Carney served with a number of U.N. Peacekeeping Missions, and until recently led the Haiti Democracy Project to build stronger institutional foundations for the country's long-term relationship with the United States.
 
Visit the Facebook event page and/or contact serena.ly@yale.edu if you have any questions! 
AACC Emotional Wellness Support

The AACC is thrilled that Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD, has volunteered to serve as an additional resource for our community as it relates to navigating mental health challenges unique to the Asian and Asian American community. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Eunice at the AACC, please do so via this link: http://euniceyuen.youcanbook.me. Please note, however, that this does not substitute for medical or psychiatric treatment.
 
Yale Librarian Satellite Office Hours
Bass Library is pleased to offer a new drop-in consulting service at the AACC for all students. Office Hours will be held approximately every other week on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4 – 6 PM at the AACC Library. No registration is necessary – users will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Fall office hours schedule:
  • Wednesday, November 14, 4 - 6 PM
  • Tuesday, December 4, 4 - 6 PM
  • Wednesday, December 12, 4 - 6 PM
 
Get to know your librarian:
Kelly Marie Blanchat is the Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian at Yale Library, and is also a fellow at Benjamin Franklin College. In her spare time, she does printmaking and pottery and writes proposals to get new emoji characters approved by Unicode.
ViSA Pho Night
ViSA's Pho Night is back again! 

Come enjoy great company and amazing pho for dinner on Friday, November 9th at the AACC from 7 PM - 9 PM. We will be serving beef, chicken, and vegetarian pho! Pre-order form is below.

Bring your friends and enjoy a warm meal away from the impending cold! Preorders cost $6, otherwise we will charge $8 at the door. Venmo @dannguyen30399 for your pre-order!

Please fill out our Pre-Order Form: https://goo.gl/forms/trjmfhW3jT2dQESi1
Yale Law School Information Session

On Thursday, November 8 from 3-4pm at 55 Whitney Avenue in Room 369 learn more about Yale Law School and the law school application process. An admissions representative will be available to speak with students regarding unique aspects ofthe Yale Law School and answer questions about legal education, the application process, and life at Yale Law School. Students also have the opportunity to have individual meetings with an admissions representative after the Information Session between 4 - 6pm. Please contact Elayne Mazzarella at the Office of Career Strategy to sign up for a meeting slot: elayne.mazzarella@yale.edu

For those students who are unable to attend this on-campus session but would still like to learn more about Yale Law School, register for an online open house here. In addition, their website has a wealth of information about the Law School, application process, deadlines, financial aid, employment, and much more.

If you or your members have specific questions regarding the YLS student experience, you may reach current Yale Law School students via email at askalawstudent@yale.edu.

Yale Votes
Election Day is this Tuesday, November 6th. Polls will be open from 6am to 8pm. If you are not already registered to vote, you can same day register and vote at New Haven City Hall. If you are a registered voter, please find your polling place here based on Yale's residential buildings. Yale Votes will be welcoming everyone to celebrate democracy with us on Old Campus and by the Wexler Grant school. We'll have volunteers out throughout the day with free food and a good time. See you at the polls!
Long Night Against Procrastination
Yspaniola Service Learning Trip Information Session Saturday November 10 at 12pm at La Casa Cultural
 
Yspaniola is an education non-profit based in the Dominican Republic. It was founded in 2009 by Yale students and continues to have a strong link with Yale undergraduates. Yspaniola works in partnership with Batey Libertad, a small, vibrant community comprised of Dominicans, Haitian migrants, and Dominicans of Haitian descent. In addition to providing enriching educational opportunities to local students in our Learning Center, Yspaniola operates week-long Experiential and Service-Learning trips for high school and university students. The Experiential and Service Learning trip experience is perfect for students interested in education, social work, nonprofit development, and international relations. Throughout the experience, participants will learn more about the Dominican Republic and batey communities. They will be challenged to critically examine issues related to migration, race, poverty and structural inequality. They will be asked to explore the political, social, and legal realities behind such poverty, and the systemic marginalization of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent. In a mere nine days, students leave the country with new friendships, powerful memories, and a strengthened commitment to work towards a more just world.
 
Interested students can contact Jacob (jacob.levitt@yale.edu) or Seila (seila.deleon@yale.edu).
1stGenYale Annual Students & Alumni Career Networking Mixer
Maximize your productivity in Bass Library at the Long Night Against Procrastination on November 5th from 7 PM – midnight with dedicated, distraction-free study time. Writing Partners, Academic Strategy Partners, and librarians will be available for drop-in consultations. Throughout the night we will provide short study breaks with snacks and puppy videos, of course. 
 
NEW! Participate in A 15-minute version of the Academic Strategies workshop on procrastination, which highlights essential mental hacks to create a “get it done” mindset.
 
Reserve your spot here: http://schedule.yale.edu/event/4737070
Humanities in Action
Humanities in Action
Sunday afternoon, Nov 11 2018, 1:45-5 PM, Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street) -- Register Here. 
 
Enjoying your studies in the Humanities? They can take you anywhere you dare to go.  On Sunday, November 11 from 2-5pm at the Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street), you will dive into an interactive career think-tank featuring 15 Yalies from all stages of their careers who majored in the humanities and have had careers and employers such as Facebook, Forbes, Teach for America, Random House Publishing, BuzzFeed, Uncommon Schools, Patterson Belknap LLP, Livepeer, Yale/Admissions, Escape New Haven, Silk Road Art Gallery, Tony Award winning Broadway theater productions, Plate & Decanter (event management) with intimate, themed breakouts where alums will chat personally with you about what it takes to launch into, thrive in, and move on from all sorts of careers topped off with fine finger food at a networking reception. Space is limited – deadline to register is looming: Register Here. 
Supporting the Jewish Community
There is now a bulletin board in the lobby of Slifka (on the left wall when you walk in) with paper and pens next to it. Everyone is invited to write words, reflections or ideas on a piece of paper and tack it on the board for anyone to read. These reflections can be anonymous or not, and have no format they are intended to follow - just a space to reflect and share on the recent tragedy, the Jewish community at Yale, personally, or anything else. Of course, please keep your notes respectful. We invite you to share this resource with your friends of all religions and backgrounds who might be seeking a way to share their support and love with the Jewish community, and invite them to stop into Slifka and write a message.
 
If you would like to write a note virtually, you may do so on this google form (and we encourage you to share the link around as well). You can also email your notes to Rabbi Dan at dan.ross@yale.edu directly. These notes will be printed out and put on the board. 
Yale Student Environmental Coalition
Election day is just one day away. Despite the major climate induced impacts being felt right now across the country, environmental issues have not been significantly featured in any major political races.

Although the Yale Student Environmental Coalition (YSEC) is apolitical, we believe it is essential to inform all voters of candidates’ viewpoints on the environment.

If you’re voting out of state please see the endorsements for your local candidates on the League of Conservation Voters website. Endorsements for Connecticut can be found here: https://www.ctlcv.org/2018_endorsements.html


CT Gubernatorial Race:

Democratic:
Ned Lamont is pursuing a 5-part strategy that includes regulating clean air, water and soils; reducing waste and increasing recycling; supporting rural economies; reinvesting in innovation at the Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection; and improve resiliency to sea level rise. Lamont wants to invest in good environmental policy “because it is good economic policy and the right thing to do for all our communities, both urban and rural.”

Read more here: https://www.nedlamont.com/issues/environmental-protection-conservation

Independent:
Oz Griebel’s environmental strategy revolves around an increase in renewable energy sources and a reduction in energy costs to support his goal of Connecticut attaining 200,000 net new private sector jobs within the next 10 years. He sees high energy costs as the primary barrier to private sector expansion in the state and believes we can achieve greater energy efficiency through increased collaboration between businesses, utilities, and government. Finally, he heavily criticized the recent move by the state legislator to raid money from the Energy Efficiency Fund and the Green Bank and pledged to protect them from further “fund sweeps.”

Read more here: https://www.ozforgovct.com/single-post/2018/07/16/Oz-Griebel-Proposes-Compre hensive-State-Energy-Policy-Focused-on-Costs-Renewables-and-Security-GriebelPledges-to-Protect-State-Renewable-Energy-Funds

Republican:
Bob Stefanowski (Running for Governor). No info on website - reached out for comment from campaign staff. Bob Stefanowski, shortly a former Democrat, switched to the Republican party in 2016. Since then he has enjoyed endorsements by President Trump and hasn’t released many statements or opinions regarding energy, environment, or climate change. Much of his campaign focuses on uplifting CT’s economy by gradually phasing out corporate income tax, business entity tax, and the gift and estate taxes too. He also wants to contract out some governmental services, modernize CT’s infrastructure, and retain retirees and university graduates.

Read more here: https://www.bobforgovernor.com/issues/
Yspaniola Service-Learning Trip Info Session
Yspaniola Service Learning Trip Information Session Saturday November 10 at 12pm at La Casa Cultural
 
Yspaniola is an education non-profit based in the Dominican Republic. It was founded in 2009 by Yale students and continues to have a strong link with Yale undergraduates. Yspaniola works in partnership with Batey Libertad, a small, vibrant community comprised of Dominicans, Haitian migrants, and Dominicans of Haitian descent. In addition to providing enriching educational opportunities to local students in our Learning Center, Yspaniola operates week-long Experiential and Service-Learning trips for high school and university students. The Experiential and Service Learning trip experience is perfect for students interested in education, social work, nonprofit development, and international relations. Throughout the experience, participants will learn more about the Dominican Republic and batey communities. They will be challenged to critically examine issues related to migration, race, poverty and structural inequality. They will be asked to explore the political, social, and legal realities behind such poverty, and the systemic marginalization of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent. In a mere nine days, students leave the country with new friendships, powerful memories, and a strengthened commitment to work towards a more just world.
 
Interested students can contact Jacob (jacob.levitt@yale.edu) or Seila (seila.deleon@yale.edu).
Yale Student Environmental Coalition (YSEC): 2018 Green Voting Info Sheet
Annual Career Networking Mixer -Thursday, November 8, 7:30-9:30pm
 
Yale students from all schools are invited to attend our 3rd annual mixer during the Yale Alumni Association Assembly and Yale Alumni Fund Convocation weekend!
 
Network with Yale College and G&P Schools alumni who are here to support students across all schools and explore different career fields and life skills. Discussion will include career interests: Arts, business, communications, consulting, education, entrepreneurship, environment, finance, law & social justice, medicine & public health, non-profits, public service, science, and technology. Conversations will include transition issues, financial management & graduate school options.

Alumni are excited to meet you and learn about your Yale experience today. They will share their personal journeys, challenges they faced and strategies which helped them succeed. Share your common bonds and make meaningful friendships, too!

Refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend. Sponsors are the Afro-American Cultural Center and 1stGenYale. Kindly RSVP by November 1st.

Sign Up Today - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yale-students-alumni-career-networking-mixer-tickets-51296672729.

Alumni look forward to meeting you on Thursday, November 8th! Invite your friends!
Critical Innovation Fund
La Casa, the Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies, and Tsai CITY have partnered to launch the Critical Innovation Fund: five $1,500 awards for teams with the strongest proposals for innovative approaches to pressing immigration challenges in America. Teams can apply with any idea — an event, a movement, an educational campaign, a technological innovation, a storytelling project, a work of art — that addresses current immigration challenges. We welcome interdisciplinary teams from across Yale and New Haven; teams must include at least one current Yale student. Preference will be given to teams who have lived experience with the challenge they choose to address, and teams who are focusing on local and New Haven-based issues. Ready to submit your idea? Apply here by 11:59pm on November 15.
Yale Daily News Announcements
1) Staff Columnist Infographic
Staff opinion columnist positions are open at the YDN! In order to be able to apply, you will need to have written 4 opinion pieces for the YDN by late November (exceptions will be made, so don't let this stop you). Here's quick information on how the process works in an infographic, alongside the previous infographic on how to get started with writing an opinion.
 
2) Diversity Coffee Chats with YDN Opinion
Come meet with Adrian Rivera and/or Katherine Hu for a quick 15-30 minute chat about anything related to YDN Opinion (how to write an op-ed, how to become a staff columnist, what working at the YDN is like)! We care deeply about making the YDN into a more acceptable place for POC, and recognize that it hasn't been that place in the past. We also want your voices on the page because your perspectives matter and are crucial to campus discourse.
We'll take you out ***ON THE YDN'S DIME*** and treat you to coffee at a fun coffee shop of your choice.
Sign up at: https://goo.gl/forms/kkET35I3FEC2j0HI2 
Come On Out - Japan 2019: Yale Visit
Attention students and recent graduates!
 
We are launching the 5th Annual Come on Out-Japan Summer Internship Program and extending our invitation to top Universities and Japanese high school students for a cross-cultural learning experience. We will be on campus Tuesday, November 6 at Luce 103 from 3 - 5 pm and hope to see you there! See the Facebook Event page for further details:
Come On Out Japan 2019 Info Session - Yale
 
We are currently seeking University students and recent graduates with native level English skills, who would be interested in coming to Japan for 6 weeks from mid-July to late August, 2019.  Although this is an unpaid internship, the sponsor is providing certain expenses for each intern who participates in the six-week program. In addition to airfare, lodging, meal and transportation subsidies, the program offers optional Japanese language classes, field trips, dinner/cooking nights and at least one overnight trip. These additional opportunities are all designed to add cultural enrichment to your summer abroad experience.
 
This program is truly different from any other traditional teaching positions in Japan.  Interns will facilitate English conversations with Japanese high school students on a variety of relevant global topics ranging from discussing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to finding their personal life missions. As mentors, interns will truly impact new students each week as well as form lifelong connections with their fellow interns.
 
We do not have any Japanese fluency requirements and accept undergraduate, graduate and recent graduate students.
 
See links below for more information. If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact Come on Out - Japan directly or via our inquiry tab on our website. You can find our application starting November 1 at www.comeonoutjapan.com!
CIPE Summer Opportunities Fair
CIPE Summer Opportunities Fair will be on Friday, November 9th, from 2:30-4:00PM in the Silliman dining hall. Below are some of the summer opportunities that students will be able to learn about at the fair:
Volunteers Needed for After-School Tutoring at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
Co-Op is a a New Haven public school just down the street from Yale at the corner of College and Crown, with a Magnet theme of the arts. Co-Op is currently looking for volunteers for its after-school tutoring program. The work ranges from general reading/ writing support to college counselling support (reading college essays, helping to fill out financial aid forms etc.). Volunteers with specific skills, be it in areas like the natural sciences, foreign languages (mandarin, spanish, and french) are welcome to bring those skills into the after-school tutoring sessions. 
 
After-school tutoring happens from 2.30 to 4.30 pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays. Ideally, volunteers would come in at least once a week for a two-hour period. 
 
Additionally, we are looking at planning a more structured after-school tutoring/ enrichment program for the co-op students that looks at integrating the arts with math. If you're interested in being a part of this initiative, and planning the curriculum/ program for it, do let me know as well! 
 
Email rachel.chew@yale.edu if you have any questions or are interested in tutoring at co-op! 
CTL Academic Strategies
Yale Academic Strategies Program
https://academicstrategies.ctl.yale.edu
academicstrategies@yale.edu
 
Workshops
Time Management    
Monday, November 5, 4:00 PM, CTL M104A
Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 PM, LC 103
 
Procrastination: How to Work Through It   
Monday, November 5, 6:00 PM, CTL M104A
 
Academic and Professional Communication: Writing Emails, Presentations, and Reports
Monday, November 5, 7:30 PM, CTL 120 B
 
Exam Study Strategies          
Tuesday, November 6, 6:00 PM, LC 103
 
Public Speaking for Undergraduates
Tuesday, November 6, 7:30 PM, CTL M104A
 
Managing a Heavy Reading Load     
Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 PM, CTL M104A
 
FGLI CI: Imagining Your Summer (ASP & CIPE/Fellowships)           
Thursday, November 8, 4:00 PM, CTL 120A
 
Reading Analytically 
Thursday, November 8, 6:00 PM, CTL M104A
 
Cultivating Faculty Mentors/Recommendations    
Friday, November 9, 1:00 PM, CTL 120A
 
First-Generation/Low-Income Community Initiative
This initiative is a part of the Woodbridge Fellowship, in collaboration with the Yale College Dean’s Office and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
 
FGLI Photo Campaign: Thursday, Nov. 8 starting at 11:00 am, Cross Campus
As part of a national #CelebrateFirstGen campaign on Nov. 8, FGLI student groups will be taking photos and sharing stories about the first-gen experience at Yale. Stop by to take a quick photo and meet members of Yale’s First-Gen/Low-Income community.
 
FGLI Community Initiative/Office of Career Strategy: Telling Your Story/Networking
Wednesday, November 7 at 4 pm, CTL M104A
https://orgsync.com/162209/events/2557258/occurrences/6146240
 
FGLI Community Initiative/Fellowships: Imagining Your Summer
Thursday, November 8 at 4 pm, CTL 120A
https://orgsync.com/162209/events/2547702/occurrences/6129112
 
1stgen@Yale Alumni Networking
Thursday, Nov. 8 @ 7:30 PM
Afro-American Cultural Center
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yale-students-alumni-career-networking-mixer-tickets-51296672729
 
Contact jose.lopez@yale.edu for more information, and learn more at https://fgli.yalecollege.yale.edu
POC Meditation Switch to La Casa for November
For the month of November, the POC/Indigenous Meditation will move to La Casa Cultural (301 Crown St), starting on Thursday, November 1st at 7pm. Expect hot tea, warm community, and fully guided beginner-friendly meditation.
 
--Join the FB Group: www.tinyurl.com/yalepocmeditation
 
--Join the email list for weekly reminders: 
 
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