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.

March 2015

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April 2015

Wednesdays (April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Spring Study Group
“Is There Any Such Thing As Privacy Anymore?”
10:30 am
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

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 Hospital.

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 -- William Dunlap, Associate Dean of Quinnipiac Law School who teaches constitutional, criminal, national security, counterterrorism, and international law will close out our series with an important discussion of the tension between national security, terrorism, and the right to privacy.

A registration form is available here or in your YUWO newsletter.

Wednesdays (April 1, 8, 15, 22)
April Drawing Class - "Drawing for the Complete Beginner"
with Dorie Petrochko
1-3 pm
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

Tuesdays (April 7, 14, 21, 28)

2:30 pm
Payne Whitney Gymnasium

The YUWO Golf Clinic will be held every Tuesday in April at 2:30, beginning on Tuesday, April 7. The cost is $25 a session. The first session will be held at the Payne Whitney Gym. Please call if you are interested in joining for this Spring (finally) event. Pam Rackliffe 203-488-2667 or Barbara Kryger 203-288-1515.

Thursday, April 16
Carillon Tour & St. Thomas More Chapel and Center

12:15 pm
High Street

Join YUWO members on Thursday April 16 at 12:15pm for a tour of the Carillon in Harkness Tower on High Street. THIS INVOLVES SERIOUS STAIR CLIMBING. We will be met by Gwen Antell who will take us up the tower steps to the office/library and practice instruments. Then she will lead the climb up to the bell playing level (just under the clock face) by 12:30 pm when she will begin to play the 54-bell carillon until 1:00pm. Two balconies are there for us to stand and enjoy the sounds and sights below and around us.

A tour of the St Thomas More Chapel and Center will follow for those who want to continue exploring. Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale is one of the premier Catholic Campus Ministries in the United States, featuring a $20 million facility designed for Yale students, faculty and staff. It's an easy walk west to Park Street. This lovely building opened in 2006 to serve the community of the Catholic Chapel at Yale, which includes many suburbanites. It was designed by Cesar Pelli and has a lecture hall, library, game room, and study spaces as well as the sanctuary.

Call or email Anne Schenck: 203 787-3705 or

May 2015

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

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:
Dody Gall
75 Charlton Hill
Hamden, CT 06518
Questions: 203-288-6590 or e-mail

Click here for registration form.


Wednesday, May 6
New Haven Lawn Club - 12 noon

Judith Schiff, Yale Research Archivist, is our speaker Entertainment by the Yale Alumni Whiffenpoofs
More surprises to come!!






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