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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.
Wednesday, March 4
Cushing/Whitney Medical History Library
333 Cedar Street (across from the Connector at the Medical Center)
We will be welcomed in the rotunda by Susan Wheeler, Curator, Prints and Drawings of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. Ms Wheeler will give us a guided tour of two temporary exhibitions:" Teratology: The Science and History of Human Monstrosity" and " Prodigies and Marvels" followed by a tour of the Medical Library. Cindy Cross helped organize this event. Please contact Anneke Hathaway to make a reservation (203-752-0460). Head count needed.
Wednesdays (April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Spring Study Group
“Is There Any Such Thing As Privacy Anymore?”
Yale's West Campus (just off I-95, Exit 41 - Marsh Hill Road)
The Spring Lecture Series will feature five distinguished speakers who will explore different aspects of life in the age of NSA spying, email hacking and news reports via Twitter. The keynote speaker will be Jim Dwyer, the “about New York “ co columnist for The New York Times. He will tackle social media, from his new book “More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys and Their Heroic Quest to Save Your Privacy from Facebook.”
The two speakers on privacy will come from the medical realm. They are Stephen Latham, Director of Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics and Dr. Peter Herbert, Chief Medical Officer of Yale New Haven Hospital, whose concern is doctor-patient privacy Consumer Privacy issues will be addressed by our fourth speaker Lauren Henry, Postdoctoral Associate in Law and the Knight Law and Media fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. The fifth speaker (yet to be determined) will be an expert on the foreign policy implications of government spying.
The course is open to YUWO members and their guests (based on space availability). The fee is
$65.00 per person for the series. Tickets are not available for individual lectures. All proceeds go to YUWO’s Scholarship Fund. For registration information, e-mail Judy Miller firstname.lastname@example.org)
April 1 -- Social Media -- Jim Dwyer, the "About New York" columnist for the New York Times and author of "More Awesome than Money: Four Boys and Their Quest to Save the World from Facebook".
April 8 -- Medical Ethics -- Stephen Latham, Director of Yale's
Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.
April 15 -- Doctor/Patient Privacy -- Dr. Peter Herbert, Yale New Haven
April 22 -- Consumer Privacy -- Lauren Henry, Knight Law and Media
Scholar of Yale Law School's Information Society Project.
April 29 -- Privacy and Cyber-security Law -- Judith Germano, Adjunct Professor of Law and Senior Fellow on Cyber-security at New York University Law School's Center for Law and Security.
Wednesdays (April 1, 8, 15, 22)
April Drawing Class - "Drawing for the Complete Beginner"
with Dorie Petrochko
Yale Peabody Community Education Center at West Campus
230 West Campus Drive (just off I-95, Exit 41 - Marsh Hill Road)
Interested in Drawing? Seize the opportunity! There will be space for eight to twelve YUWO members.
For four Wednesday afternoons in April from 1:00pm-3:00pm (April 1, 8, 15, 22) a small group will have the opportunity to join Dorothy Petrochko, President of the Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators at the Yale Peabody Community Education Center ( at 230 West Campus Drive, just down the hill from the Lecture Series West Campus Conference Center) for a series of four, 2-hour, lessons, entitled “Drawing for the Complete Beginner.” Explore your observational skills by learning to draw natural objects using simple contour lines, perspective, spatial relationships, and shading.
Cost of the series is $100. Minimum number of students is 8. Maximum number is 12.
For further information, materials’ list and/or to register, contact Stephanie Jatlow 203-389-203 or
Friday, May 1
Spring Bus Excursion
Two Museums, Four Exhibits
At the Museum of Biblical Art, (Broadway at 61st), we have 10:15am timed tickets to
Sculpture in the Age of Donatello, twenty-three masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture: works by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Luca della Robbia and others. This is the only showing of these works in this country. This Museum is small, so we break into two groups, but while one group is waiting, there is a coffee shop and also a gift shop at the Museum.
Lunch is on your own…many choices on Broadway…
Walk south 2 Blocks to Columbus Circle (Broadway & 59th) to MAD Museum
If you wish to eat at MAD’s Robert Restaurant on the 6th floor (pricey but with great views of
Central Park) phone is 212-299-7730 or www.robertnyc.com.
At 1:30pm we have entrance tickets to MAD Museum of Art & Design, where we view the exhibits at our own leisurely pace. There are three special exhibits: Richard Estes: Painting NYC (neorealist paintings), Pathmakers: Women in Modern Craft & Design (80 works) and Ralph Pucci: Art of the Mannequin. At 3:00pm there is a free-guided tour of MAD Museum. At 4:00pm we board our bus at MAD Museum for the trip home, probably arriving about 6pm.
Departure Details: YUWO bus leaves the North Haven commuter lot on Devine Street (Exit
10 off I-91) promptly at 8:30am. Cost of $70 includes bus travel, driver’s tip and admission to both Museums.
Mail your $70 check (made out to YUWO) and form by Friday, April 24 (No refunds after that date) to:
75 Charlton Hill
Hamden, CT 06518
Questions: 203-288-6590 or e-mail email@example.com
Wednesday, May 6
YUWO 50th Anniversary LUNCHEON AND ANNUAL MEETING
New Haven Lawn Club - 12 noon
Judith Schiff, Yale Research Archivist, is our speaker Entertainment by the Yale Alumni Whiffenpoofs
More surprises to come!!