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18 September 2007

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Yale information sessions this week
in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich

As many of you already know, Rebekah Westphal from Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be making a quick trip through Germany this week to conduct information sessions for those thinking about applying to Yale. The information sessions, which are aimed primarily at high-school students and their parents, will be conducted in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich, and will cover academic programs, campus life, admissions, and financial aid at Yale. Here’s the schedule:

  • Wednesday 19 September, 7 p.m.
    John F. Kennedy School, Teltower Damm 87-93
    14167 Berlin (Zehlendorf)
  • Thursday 20 September, 7 p.m.
    Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
    Westend Campus (IG Farben Building), Room 311
    Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt/Main
  • Friday 21 September, 7 p.m.
    Munich International School
    Schloß Buchhof
    82319 Starnberg

You may register on line for any of these events ahead of time, if you like, but registration is not required: you are welcome simply to come, and to bring any friends or students who might be interested.

Yale Club socials with Rebekah Westphal

Also in Berlin and Frankfurt, Rebekah will be taking out time from her presentation schedule to meet informally over drinks/supper with Yale alumni and other Yale Club members who would enjoy meeting her and getting an update on what’s happening at Yale these days:

  • Berlin · Wednesday 19 September, 5 p.m.
    Prior to the info session at the JFK School, meet at the Cafe Einstein on Unter den Linden, corner of Neustädischer-Kirsch-Strasse (click here for the café’s website). If any questions, please call David MacBryde (Yale College ’64), tel. 030 8229625.
  • Frankfurt · Thursday 20 September, 9 p.m.
    Following the info session at the Goethe University, we’ll all go to a nearby restaurant for a late supper and/or drinks. If you’d like to join in, simply come to the Frankfurt information session listed above, or at least towards the end of it. (If you get to Room 311 late and find that we’ve already left, please call Bob Bonds (Yale College ’71), tel. 0170 9720168.



Thursday 27 September: special Oktoberfest dinner in Munich

The Yale family in Munich is planning a special get-together during Oktoberfest, right on the Oktoberfest grounds. The time is 7 p.m. on Thursday 27 September, and the location will be the Heimer tent — officially known as “Heimer Enten- und Hendlbraterei” — a grand old Oktoberfest establishment famed for its duck and chicken dishes.

Heimer’s is at the Oktoberfest, on the left-hand side pretty much in the middle of the main street (“Wirtsbudenstrasse”), the one with all the large tents on the side of the Bavaria statue). Many of us have already signed up for this event, but if you’d like to go and have not registered yet, please do so with Alexander Mogg (Yale School of Management ’96) either by phoning him at tel. 0700 2255 6644 or by sending an e-mail.




Stammtisch get-together in Frankfurt

For the Frankfurt branch of the Yale family in Germany this month, our usual 4th-Friday-of-the-month restaurant stammtisch will be held at our old stomping grounds: the wine pub Fidelio Weinkeller, Bockenheimer Landstraße 1-3, tel. 069 725758. (The pizza party previously announced to be held in the home of Peggy Preciado has been postponed until October.) The date is Friday 28 September and the time is 7:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy a relaxing evening — and have a bite to eat if you like — with Yale friends new and old. As always, no sign-up is required.

Fidelio Weinkeller is a short walk from the S-Bahn’s Taunusanlage station (one stop from Frankfurt Hauptbanhof on any S-Bahn line) or the U-Bahn’s Alte Oper station (on the U6 and U7 lines). There are several parking garages nearby. For a scalable Google map showing the location that you can zoom in on for more detail, or print out, click here.




Norman Foster selected as architect for new School of Management campus

One of the world’s most renowned architects, Lord Norman Foster (Yale School of Architecture ’62), has been selected to design the Yale School of Management’s new campus on Whitney Avenue, Yale President Richard Levin confirmed last night. Foster, who first gained international acclaim in 1985 for his groundbreaking design for the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank headquarters building in Hong Kong (photo), is best known in Germany as the renovation architect for the Reichstag in Berlin, for which he won the Pritzker Prize in 1999.

The new building will be located on the four-acre plot between 155 and 175 Whitney Avenue — roughly across the street from the Peabody Museum — and will include a courtyard, which Levin said would help preserve the sense of a “Yale building.” Foster’s design will double the footprint of the campus from its current 110,000 square feet to approximately 230,000 square feet.

Yale held an international design competition this spring and summer to choose an architect for SOM, narrowing the submissions down to four finalists before deciding to implement the design submitted by Foster. The winning design has not been formally unveiled yet, although it was shown to returning SOM students earlier this month.

“It’s very open with a lot of glass, but also very traditional Yale,” Levin said. “I think he will design something that is at once contemporary in feel and at the same time echoes those things that are most characteristic of Yale buildings.”

For the full Yale Daily News article on this topic, click here. For a portfolio of Foster’s other projects, click here.


Yale Club of Germany

David Ilten (Yale College ’60)
Tel. 069 622680 (Frankfurt)

Treasurer/Alumni Schools Committee
David MacBryde (Yale College ’64)
Tel. 030 8229625 (Berlin)

Laura Sprague Sudhaus
(Yale College ’88)
Tel. 06198 501700 (Eppstein)

Newsletter/Mailing List
Bob Bonds (Yale College ’71)
Tel. 06122 95590 (Wiesbaden)

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 Laura and Bob 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.

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):



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).