Your YUWO newsletter includes signup forms, reservation deadlines, and program information for all YUWO-sponsored activities. Please check this website or your newsletter for specific information about activity groups that meet on a regular (i.e., monthly) basis as well as special activities or events.

Many of our YUWO activity groups meet on a regular, monthly (or more often) basis, and are not listed below. For a complete list of all YUWO activities, their meeting times, and contact information, please see our Activities page.

September 2014

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Thursday, September 18
Sterling Library Campus Wide Open House
3-5 pm
Sterling Campus
YUWO members are invited to attend the Sterling Library Open House. Some librarians and staff will be on hand. Light snacks, drinks and handouts about the restored library will be available.

October 2014

Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Fall Study Group
"International Film Series"
10:30 - 11:30 am
West Campus Conference Center

A series of five lectures. Fee $65 per person (tickets are not available for individual lectures).

October 1: Dudley Andrew, R. Selden Rose Professor of Film and Comparative Literature. His publications include work on French and world cinema and literature. Professor Andrew will share with us his current work on East Asian cinema in a presentation tentatively titled “Films that Haunt Asia’s Rise: The Ghost Genre in the Megacity.”

October 8: John Williams,  Assistant Professor of English and Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies at Yale, will play off of Professor Andrew’s comments, and discuss the American appropriation of Asians in films such as the Charlie Chan series and the concept of “others” in American film .

October 15: Katie Trumpener,  Emily Sanford Prof of Comparative Literature & English, will present an overview--focusing the first half on Scandinavia, and the second half on Eastern Europe. She’ll explore continuities between Scandinavia in 1900 and the intense Bergman/Dogma
tradition and then move on to the leftist filmmaking in the 20s in Eastern Europe, and what happened under Communism, an ambitious project rich with possibilities.

October 22: John MacKay, Professor Slavic Languages and Literature, Film Studies & Department Chair, will discuss his work on Russian cinema.

October 29: Michael Kerbel, Director of the Film Studies Center at Yale. will close our series with a discussion of the immense influx of international films 50 years or so ago -- and the great influence of the French, Italian and British films.

Click here for registration form for the Fall Study Group.

Friday, October 3
Explore New Haven
7:45 am (Promptlly!) at the Amistad Academy, 130 Edgewood Ave., New Haven (carpools advised)

YUWO members are invited for a fascinating tour of the Amistad Academy Elementary and Middle School, a highly successful New Haven Public School. We need to be there promptly to visit the children in their morning circle.
Rise and Shine! Sign up with Anne Schenck who will email parking information to you. Car pools are encouraged. The school is located at 130 Edgewood Avenue with parking available on the school property. Contact: Anne Schenck (203-787-3705)

Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
Cultural Arts Center, Whitney Center (200 Leeder Hill Road, Hamden)

Classes will be held at the Cultural Arts Center in Whitney Center, on Leeder Hill Road in Hamden. The instructor is Rita Brieger and the fee will be $50.00 per person. “Playing Detective as Declarer - Become a Sherlock Holmes of
Bridge. Learn how to use all the information (clues) at your disposal to help you formulate a plan that will enable you to fulfill your contract.” This class will be taught on an intermediate level. Contact: Peggy Atherton (203-745-5011)

Tuesday, October 14
4 pm, 33 Old Orchard Road, North Haven

Newcomers 2014-2013-2012 will be kicking off the year with a tea at the home of chair Mary Jane Miller at her home, 33 Old Orchard Road in North Haven. Please contact Marion Winkelman at 203-389-2203 for information or to RSVP.

Tuesdays, October 14, 28 and November 11
Art Aficionados
1-2 pm
Yale Art Gallery

We will have another set of three Tuesday, one-hour sessions for our Making Sense of Art series from1 to 2pm on October 14, 28 and November 11. Participants must commit to all three sessions. Sign-up at the Wine and Cheese or contact . Guided tours for YUWO members will continue throughout the year

Tuesday, October 21
Lunch and Learn
12 Noon, Yale Visitor Center (149 Elm Street, New Haven)

The October Lunch and Learn will feature the YUWO film "One Story - Many Voices" which was made 25 years ago. Some of the "stars" of the film (YUWO members) will be present to add commentary.

November 2014

Wednesday, November 5
YUWO Bus Trip

Special: A Jamie Wyeth Retrospective and Goya: Order and Disorder. $65 fee includes bus travel, driver's tip, and admission to the Museum. Lunch is on your own.

Click here for more information and to download a reservation form. NOTE: Reservation deadline is October 29th (no refunds after that date).



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