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April 2014

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"Modern China"
Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 10:30 – 11:30 am
West Campus Conference Center

The YUWO Study Group Committee announces details of the Series on China which features a distinguished roster of speakers, scholars at Yale who specialize in various aspects of modern China. Our speakers will explore contemporary issues in Chinese history, law, art, sociology, and literature. The move to the Conference Center on Yale's West Campus provides ample parking, a large auditorium with comfortable seating, state-of-the art equipment, and a pleasant cafeteria for get-togethers. Members are encouraged to bring guests.


April 2       Beatrice Bartlett - (History)
April 9       Jamie Horsley
- (Law)
April 16      Mia Yinxing Liu, (Art)

April 23      Deborah Davis - (Sociology)
April 30      Jing Tsu - (Literature)

IMPORTANT: For directions to West Campus, enter 100 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT in your GPS or visit This course is open to YUWO members and their guests. The fee is $65.00 per person for the series. Please note that tickets are not available for individual lectures. All proceeds will go to YUWO’s scholarship fund. Registration form is available here or in your YUWO newsletter.

GOLF CLINICS: Every Thursday in April
There will be a YUWO golf clinic with the Yale woman's coach on Thursdays in April. We will meet at 2:00pm
for 1 hour.  If more than 5 sign up we will have more time. The location is the Yale Golf Course; practice range, putting green and practice hole. The cost is $30 per session. Please contact Pam Rackcliffe at 203 488 2667 ( or Barbara Kryger at 203 288 (brkryger with questions or to sign up.

Friday, April 4
Music Together
8:00 pm (dinner at 6:30 pm - Yorkside Pizza)
Woolsey Hall
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, Shotakovich Symphony No. 5. Dinner before at 6:30pm,Yorkside Pizza. Questions? Raejeanne Kier (203-287-2443)

Thursday, April 17
Golf Clinic
The next golf clinic will be held at the Yale Golf Course on April 17th. Cost is $30 for one time. Please contact Pam or Barbara if you are interested. or

Tuesday, April 29
Lunch & Learn
12 noon
Yale Visitor Center

Our guest lecturer, Michael Sletcher, will present a "A Brief History of the Origins and Development of the American Character." Michael Sletcher received his PhD in history from the University of Cambridge. He was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard and Assistant Editor of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin at Yale.  His books and articles include topics on the Native American, New England, and Puritan Studies. He is currently the Lead History Instructor at Stanford's PreCollegiate Studies Program. In the New Haven area Michael Slater is on the history faculty at Quinnipiac and the Senior Associate Editor of the Yale Indian Papers Project. Questions: Mary Davis, 203-481-4483 or

May 2014

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Saturday, May 3
Music Together
5:00 pm (dinner afterwards - Wall of China)
Woolsey Hall
Program of Hayden, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Haydn. ISM Harmoniemesse. Questions? Raejeanne Kier (203-287-2443)

Wednesday, May 7
Art Aficionados
Noon, Yale Art Gallery
"The Grandeur of Japanese Screens"

The curator of "The Grandeur of Japanese Screens" will honor us with a private tour. These screens span a time period from mid 16 th to early 21th century. Their function was to create areas in a room. They are each pieces of art with a history. We are very fortunate to experience this art work at the YAG. Questions?  Contact

Thursday, May 8
New Haven Country Club, Hamden
11:15 - Reception; 12 noon - Seating for luncheon



Director, Yale Journalism Initiative
"The God Beat" - Writing Religion for the New York Times

Reservation Deadline: May 1, 2014

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