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School Notes: Yale College
September/October 2011

New Director of Career Services

As she begins her first full academic year as associate dean and director of the office of Undergraduate Career Services (UCS), Allyson Moore is eager to better serve students by integrating her office more fully into the campus community. Since her arrival last spring, Dean Moore has assembled a team of 12 peer advisers who will bring a UCS presence into the residential colleges. She also has been working to expand and strengthen UCS relationships with alumni. Moore comes to the dean’s office with 20 years of career development and recruitment experience in academia and business, including previous work at the School of Management.

Sampling “Directed Studies for Life”

Over the summer, 15 Yale alumni and parents took part in the inaugural Directed Studies for Life program, inspired by the intensive first-year undergraduate curriculum of the same name. Led by eminent Directed Studies instructors, students explored texts central to the Western tradition—works from classical antiquity through the twentieth century—in daily lectures and small seminars on literature, philosophy, history, and politics. The group also took part in special outings—including a private session to view Yale University Art Gallery’s collection of ancient coins—and receptions hosted by Dean Mary Miller and President and Mrs. Levin.

Engineers Without Borders

For the past five years, the Yale student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has made numerous trips to the village of Kikoo, Cameroon, to plan and construct a gravity-fed water distribution system. This past May five Yale students built a model latrine in Kikoo and prepared foundations for two additional latrine sites in the village. While there, the students also celebrated the Kikoo group’s recent honor as recipients of the Premier Project Award at the international EWB conference, which their partners in the village were unable to attend.

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