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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.

January-February 2015

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Friday, January 16
Explore New Haven
1 pm
Becton Hall (15 Prospect Street )

Come join YUWO members on Friday, January 16 at 1:00 pm for a visit to the Yale Center for Engineering and Design in Becton at 15 Prospect Street where students use computers to work on three-dimensional projects. We'll meet in a room on the ground floor to hear about their program and then see the Center for Engineering, Innovation and Design in action when the 1:30 class arrives. CEID is known as a Whole of many parts: “A Physical Space, A Bustle of Activity, A Diverse Community with a Shared Mission”.

Please contact Anne Schenck by email or phone 203-787-3705 if you plan to attend. Use the metered parking on Grove Street or Hillhouse for the visit to CEID in Becton at 15 Prospect Street.

Wednesday, January 28
Art Aficionados
12:30 pm
Lobby - Yale Art Gallery

Art Aficionados will meet in the lobby of the Yale Art Gallery. Ruth Barnes, the Curator of Indo-Pacific Art at YAG, will offer a special tour of “EAST OF THE WALLACE LINE, Monumental Art from Indonesia and New Guinea.” The exhibition presents intricately decorated, large-scale sculptures and textiles, as well as intimate personal and domestic objects. Please contact, or (203-752-0460)

Coming in 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

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



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