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September 2010

 

 

 

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From the editor

After 5 years of dedicated service to the Yale Club of Germany, Bob Bonds BK’71 has moved on to Greater China.  Bob, thanks so much for your excellent work with the newsletter!  We wish you all the best for your new challenges in Asia.  Please keep in touch – and we hope to see you again at a Yale Club of Germany event when you pass through here!  Bob’s replacement for the newsletter is Lutz Berners BK’99.  That’s me – awkward to write about myself.  So I had better stop now and get started with the newsletter.

 

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Upcoming dates & events

YCG Stammtisch

September 24: Stammtisch in Frankfurt

Date:

Friday September 24

Time:

19:30

Place:

Fidelio Weinkeller (across the street from Alte Oper)

Contact:

no reservation is needed – Laura Sprague

Yale hits the road

September 28: Information session for prospective students in Frankfurt

Date:

Tuesday September 28

Time:

19:00 – 21:00

Place:

Goethe University Campus, Room 311, Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

Host:

Contact:

Rebekah Westphal, Co-Director of Yale International Admissions

Registration is encouraged here. Please feel free to bring parents and friends.

Yale hits the road

September 29: Information session for prospective students in Berlin

Date:

Wednesday September 29

Time:

18:00 – 21:00

Place:

Freie Universität Berlin, Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Hörsaal B
Ihnestraße 21, Berlin (near U-Bahn Dahlem-Dorf)

Host:

Contact:

Rebekah Westphal, Co-Director of Yale International Admissions

Registration is encouraged here. Please feel free to bring parents and friends.

Note:

After the event:  Yale Club of Berlin get-together - “latest direct from New Haven”

The Luise Restaurant and Beer Garten, Königin-Luise-Straße 40-41, 14195 Berlin (near Freie Universität & U-Bahn Dahlem Dorf, www.luise-dahlem.de)

YCG Stammtisch

October 22: Stammtisch in Frankfurt

Date:

Friday October 22

Time:

19:30

Place:

Fidelio Weinkeller (across the street from Alte Oper)

Contact:

no reservation is needed – Laura Sprague

 

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YCG News

Yale Club of Germany News

A great loss to the activities of the YCG, newsletter editor Bob Bonds BK’71 has moved on to China. 

Bob’s replacement for the newsletter is Lutz Berners BK’99.  Lutz will also be a YCG delegate for the upcoming AYA Assembly in New Haven in November.

At the November AYA Assembly, David Ilten SY’60 will represent YCG together with Lutz, and Alexander Mogg SOM’96 will participate as the SOM representative.

David Ilten reports that on Thursday, September 02 the Yale Club e.V. table at the newcomers evening at the US. Consulate in Frankfurt was visited by about fifty people, including the Consul General himself, Edward M. Alford. He thanked us personally for participating.  The event drew a cross section of the Americans in the area, who were able to gather information about organizations and schools and churches represented there.  We also thank the personnel of the Consulate and Consul General Alford for organizing this annual event and are looking forward to participating again next year.  Also, thank you to the AYA and Darlene Moore for sending us materials to distribute at the event, especially information on next year's Yale Day of Service, Saturday, May 14 ,2011, (www.yaledayofservice.org) which in Germany will probably be held again at Schloss Wartin.  

New YCG arrivals – Welcome!

Yale University Stanley B. Resor Emeritus Professor of Sociology Uli Mayer M.A. hon 2004 has moved to Berlin to assume the post of President of the Leibniz Association.  Please see the Yale in the German News section below for more.

Melissa Colborne PC’10 just moved to the Rhein-Main area to play for the Rhein-Main Baskets in Langen.  Melissa’s arrival also made the news in the Frankfurter Neue Presse – please see the Yale in the German News section below for more.

Editor’s note: There must be more new arrivals out there somewhere.  Contributions are welcome!

 

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YCG News

Yale in the German News

Editor’s note: Technically, not all of these are media reports – some are blogs or institution websites.  Basically, anything that is interesting and that is published in Germany or in German qualifies.  So please feel free to submit anything that you think will be interesting for our members.

Prof. Uli Mayer Assumes Post as Leibniz Association President

Yale University Stanley B. Resor Emeritus Professor of Sociology Uli Mayer M.A. hon 2004 has moved to Berlin to assume the post of President of the Leibniz Association.  He is the first full-time president of the association.  More information: www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de

Source: Leibniz Association Press Release, July 1, 2010 – link to full article

Rhein-Main Baskets Sign Melissa Colborne

Basketball Bundesliga Club Rhein-Main Baskets signed Melissa Colborne PC’10 for the coming season.  In her college career, Melissa scored 1172 points and ranks 9th in the all-time Yale women’s basketball rankings.  Rhein-Main coach Steffen Brockmann has high hopes for the new team member: “We are looking forward to a versatile player and expect her to strengthen our young team”.

Source: Frankfurter Neue Presse, August 31, 2010 – link to full article

Professional Visit to Sterling Memorial Library by University of Kiel Librarian

University of Kiel Librarian Johannes Mikuteit visited Yale from Mai 28 to June 8, 2010.  It was his third visit to Sterling Memorial library.  Mr. Mikuteit wrote about his experience there in his library’s blog.

Yale University Affected by World Financial Crisis

Yale could not entirely evade the world financial crisis and will reduce expenses by freezing salaries, reducing the number of graduate students, and turning down the thermostats to 20 degrees centigrade (68 degrees Fahrenheit).  Total expected savings are 150 million USD over the next years.

Editor’s comment: When I was at Yale, room temperature in the winter was regulated by opening the windows… how times have changed!  I would love to see a Jimmy Carter-style Youtube address by President Levin wearing a sweater.

Source: Der Standard.at, February 02, 2010 – link to full article

Much Light, Much Shadow: Is the US University System a Role Model for Germany?

Ohio State professor Frank Donoghue explores this question in this interesting article.

Editor’s comment: Note the picture of the BK North Court – go Berkeley!

Source: academics.de – link to full article

Paul Kennedy: It is Time for Appeasement

Der Tagesspiegel published an opinion piece by Paul Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History, discussing the feasibility of appeasement politics as an appropriate response to the current foreign affairs challenges.

Source: Der Tagesspiegel, August 28, 2010 – link to full article

 

 

 

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Yale Club of Germany info

President
David Ilten (Yale College ’60)
Tel. 069 622680 (Frankfurt)
dfi@aya.yale.edu
dfilten@aol.com

Treasurer/Alumni Schools Committee
David MacBryde (Yale College ’64)
Tel. 030 8229625 (Berlin)
david.macbryde.bk.64@aya.yale.edu

Secretary
Laura Sprague Sudhaus
(Yale College ’88)
Tel. 06198 501700 (Eppstein)
laura.sprague@aya.yale.edu

Newsletter/Mailing List
Lutz Berners (Yale College ’99)
Tel. 0176 6218 9687 (Stuttgart)
lberners@berners-consulting.net

Membership: If you are an alumnus of any Yale school or a friend of Yale, you are automatically considered a member of the Yale Club of Germany. Welcome!

Mailing list: To add your name to the Yale Club’s mailing list, to change your address, or to notify the Club that you’re leaving Germany and should be removed from the list, please click here to let Lutz know. You can also ask them who else is in your area, since they try to keep track of Yalies throughout Germany.

Interviews: The Yale Club is always looking for alumni to interview local high-school students who are applying to Yale College. If you would like to help out or learn more, please click here to e-mail our ASC director, David MacBryde.

Yale Book Award: If you interested in presenting the Yale Book Award at a high school in your area, click here to let David Ilten know.

Yale Club of Germany Prize: We are in the “quiet phase” of a long-term program to raise at least €20,000, with an eventual goal of €100,000, to endow this award for presentation to exceptional high school students in Germany who have been accepted to Yale. If you are interested in learning more about how you can contribute to this worthy effort, please click here to let David Ilten know. Meanwhile, thanks to those who have contributed recently!

Contributions: The Club does not assess dues, but asks its members to make an modest annual contribution (€20 suggested, but any amount is welcome) to help fund Club activities such as the Yale Book Award. To contribute, please arrange a bank transfer (Überweisung) to the Yale Club’s account. (For those of you new to Germany, this is the standard method for making payments here — as common in Germany as writing a check in the U.S.) Account details:

 

Bank (Kreditinstitut des Begünstigten):

Degussa Bank, Frankfurt

 

Bank Number (Bankleitzahl, or BLZ):

50010700

 

Payee (Begünstigten):

Yale Club e.V.

 

Payee’s Account Number
(Konto-Nr. des Begünstigten):

22 1278

If you have questions or need a receipt for the Finanzamt, please contact our Treasurer, David MacBryde (contact details above).

 

 

 

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