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Dots and Dashes

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  1. Spring Forward! – Daylight Savings this Sunday
  2. Lost and Found
  3. Donate Your Empty Ink Cartridges!
  4. Yale Center For Teaching and Learning Position
  5. Yale Police and Public Safety Citizen’s Academy
  6. Apply to be a Mentor for the STARS Program 
  7. Apply for Abroad Activities through AISEC Yale
  8. St. Kitts Biomedical Research Foundation Summer Opportunity

Please refer to the Morse College Calendar for upcoming events!

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I. Spring Forward! – Daylight Savings this Sunday

A reminder to turn your clocks forward 1 hour this Sunday at 2 AM!

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II. Lost and Found

The Morse Office Lost and Found will be cleared out after Spring Break. If you have lost something within the last year, please stop by soon to see if we have it. Items include keys and keychains, water bottles, some electronics, headphones, a mac keyboard cover, jewelry, glasses, a glove, and flash drives.

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III. Donate Your Empty Ink Cartridges!

Recycle4Fundraising is collecting used printer and copier cartridges, for which all proceeds will go to the International Rescue Committee, who is working to aid in the refugee crisis during the Trump presidency.  There are UPS labels in the office so that no one will have to pay to participate; as soon as there are six donations, the first wave can be sent off, so the next time you have an empty cartridge, please bring it in to the office!

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IV. Yale Center For Teaching and Learning Position

The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning is hiring a student intern to help with evaluation reports and processes for three to four months between May and September.  In this role, you will work closely with the CTL Evaluation Project Manager and Science Education Postdoctoral Associates, to study and report the impact of nationally acclaimed science education initiatives.  This position will require you to be proactive, team oriented, and detail oriented. The effort will be split between creating evaluation reports from Qualtrics and working with the evaluation team to process and communicate data from a national education research study.  

The main job requirements include:

  • Current college student, preferably majoring in the sciences or social sciences
  • Able to work 37.5 hours per week between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm. 
  • Proficiency with SPSS, Excel, and Qualtrics preferred.
  • Basic familiarity with psychology concepts and qualitative and quantitative study design preferred.

For more information, please contact Jonathan Waterhouse at jonathan.waterhouse@yale.edu.

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V. Yale Police and Public Safety Citizen’s Academy

Chief Ronnell Higgins invites members of the Yale Community to attend The Spring 2017 Yale Police and Public Safety Citizen’s  Academy.  

This is a six week program on Tuesdays March 28th  through May 2nd  from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Yale Police Department.

Our goal is to provide an increased understanding and awareness of police operations, responsibilities and capabilities and to promote the partnership between the police department and the community. 

Please visit the public safety website for information and registration:

https://your.yale.edu/community/public-safety/resources/yale-citizens-police-public-safety-academy

Thank you for your past support of the program

Questions: please contact Lieutenant Jay Jones:

 

Lieutenant Jay Jones

203-432-4402

jay.jones@yale.edu

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VI. Apply to be a Mentor for the STARS Program 

Rick Crouse, a graduate coordinator for the STARS program would like to extend an invitation to apply. The program is designed to support women, minority, economically underprivileged, and other historically underrepresented undergraduate students in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.  Without a doubt, the most crucial pillars of the STARS program are the peer mentors. Each year they have a handful of outstanding, experienced undergraduates serve as mentors to the freshmen in the STARS I program. These peer mentors work closely with the new students to support and guide them as they transition into university life and begin building the foundation for their careers.  

Please consider this application if you believe you have strong leadership skills, a passion for mentoring, and are dedicated to the program’s mission. Do not hesitate to email Rick with any questions at richard.crouse@yale.edu

The applications must be emailed to richard.crouse@yale.edu and donalee.slater@yale.edu by Friday, March 31, 2017 to be considered.

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VII. Apply for Abroad Opportunities with AISEC Yale

AIESEC Yale is offering students the chance to apply to six- and eight-week volunteer experiences in Argentina, Mexico, Morocco, Taiwan, Thailand, and more!  As the largest student-run organization in the world, AIESEC enables youth to work in some of the world’s most impactful volunteer positions while simultaneously building an international network of friends and colleagues. In 2015, AIESEC entered consultative status with the United Nations, aligning all of its volunteer opportunities with the Sustainable Development Goals. The problems the world now faces are massive, but this generation is entirely capable of tackling them. Volunteer experiences are available in areas ranging from business consultation and marketing to education and community outreach. Go to www.aiesecyale.com to sign up for an information session and to learn more about how you can go abroad this summer. Positions are limited and competition is among young people from 127 countries around the world - so sign up soon!

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VIII. St. Kitts Biomedical Research Foundation Summer Opportunity

There are openings for an undergraduate or medical student with interest in neurology, neurosurgery, biology, medicine, ethology, pharmacology or primatology to work at a primate laboratory on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis during the summer of 2017. Research includes stem cell treatments of Parkinson’s, reverse aging effects on stem cells, models of ophthalmological disease, spinal cord injury, and cardiac disorders. 

Students will live in a historic old Sugar Plantation Manager’s house at the research facility a few hundred yards from an Atlantic beach. Knowledge of various practical as well as scientific skills and prior experience with primitive living conditions are important qualifiers. Hiking, swimming, snorkeling, spear-fishing, and cooking skills are also useful considering the local conditions. 

The cost of round trip airfare and accommodations would be covered along with a modest stipend to cover living expenses. 

If interested, please submit a brief letter describing your background, special interests, and qualifications along with why this experience would contribute to your life plans. Please include your telephone number, school mailing and home addresses, and an accurate(not necessarily official) copy of your Yale transcript, with course title, description and grade. Also send two letters of reference, one from a peer and one from an academic. Please submit these in pdf format. 

Submit all application materials to c.maisano@axion.org