Picnic This Sunday, Quarterly Luncheon, Seafair Party, and Candidate Call for AYA Delegates

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Alumni Announcements
Seeking an AYA Delegate
7/13 Summer Picnic – The most fun you’ll have all summer!
7/23 Quarterly Luncheon
8/2 Seafair Air Show Viewing Party
8/6 Yale Student Send-off Party
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3/28 luncheon and other upcoming events

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3/28 NOTE NEW VENUE: Luncheon at the WAC
3/29 The Bush School Office of Intercultural Affairs to host a film screening
4/3 Natural and Organic Food Entrepreneurship Forum
4/7 Michael Lewis Interviewed by Roger Mellem, MSL ‘80
4/13 YaleSeattle Wine Club
7/13 Summer Picnic
8/2 Seafair Air Show Viewing Party

2/9 YaleSeattle Wine Club

Inaugural Wine Tasting, “Wines of Australia”


Sunday, 2/9/2014, 2-4:30pm


Equinox Apartments, The Great Room
1520 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
Call or text 205.370.8985 (Irving) for the entrance code once at the front or back gate


Please email irvingye@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Event Details

Inaugural YaleSeattle Wine Club Meeting, hosted by Irving Ye (TD ‘07) and Katherine Liljedahl
– Brief introduction and presentation about Australian wines
– Blind tasting, discussion, and ranking of wines
– Wine to take home for those who brought the highest ranked wines

* WINE: Guests are requested to bring one bottle of wine from any region of Australia, per person or couple
* SNACKS: Provided by Irving and Katherine
* GLASSES: Please bring 1-3 glasses per person for tasting. Some extra glasses will be provided by the hosts if you are unable to bring your own.
* PARKING: Most conveniently found at the following locations…
1. Franklin Ave, between E Galer St and E Garfield St
2. E. Garfield St, between Eastlake Ave E and Franklin Ave
3. E. Galer St, between Eastlake Ave E and Franklin Ave
4. Eastlake Ave E, between E Galer St and E Nelson Pl

2/7 Ivy Plus Mixer

Winter Anti-Freeze Edition

Friday, 2/7/2014, 5-8pm


Clever Bottle at 2222 2nd Avenue Ste. 100, Seattle, WA 98121


Please RSVP on the Penn Club website (www.pennclubofseattle.com) or on the Facebook page of Ivy Plus Group of Seattle.

Event Details

Shake off the winter blahs and warm up with craft cocktails and good conversation with alumni from the Ivy Plus schools — there’s no “Seattle freeze” here.
Participating schools include Penn, Yale, MIT, Harvard, and Cornell, with more to be added this week.
With a French countryside atmosphere, Clever Bottle in Belltown offers a delicious collection of wines by the glass, bottled and draft beer selections, and an inventive cocktail list featuring local liquors. We’ll even have our own cocktail developed for the occasion! Happy hour prices run from 5 to 7 p.m.
We have the south side of the venue reserved for this no-host mixer. We hope to see many of you there! Plus-ones are welcome.

3/13 Annual Faculty Lecture: Laurie Santos

The Evolution of Irrationality: Insights from Primates
Thursday, 3/13/2014. Reception at 6pm, talk begins at 6:30pm

GGLO Space at the Steps, Harbor Steps, 1st Ave & Union St. The Space at the Steps is just down the Harbor Steps from 1st Avenue and Union St. Enter through the door located about 1/4 of the way down the Harbor Steps, in the NE Tower.
Yale alumni and guests, 21+ only. Wine will be served at the reception.
$25; $15 for recent alumni of Yale College or graduate schools (‘09 or later)
$25 per attendee covers our costs. As this is our annual fundraising season, additional donations to YaleSeattle would be greatly appreciated.
Registration via Brown Paper Tickets, coming soon!
Event Details
Where does human irrationality come from? Dr. Santos, the Director of Yale’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory, has tried to answer this question by exploring whether monkeys share human-like irrational biases. She and her students were able to teach a group of capuchin monkeys to use their own form of currency, which allowed them to explore how monkeys make financial decisions in a real market. She has observed that monkeys seem to show some of the same errors as humans, particularly when it comes to risk and money, suggesting that some of our human errors may be evolutionarily quite old.

Dr. Santos has also learned that there are some biases that are unique to humans. In her talk, she’ll discuss one such unique bias: our human tendency to copy the ideas and beliefs of others. She’ll discuss why humans alone are prone to conforming to others, and also what we can do to curb this automatic bias in order to increase creativity and innovation.

1/22 Yale Author at Town Hall

Deborah Cohen on the Obesity Epidemic
Wednesday, 1/22/2013, 7:30pm

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.

Event Details
Deborah Cohen ’76, the author of “A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic–and How We Can End It”, will give a talk at Town Hall. The talk should run approximately one hour.

Deborah is available before or after the event and is open to getting together with members of YaleWomen. Please email yalewomenseattle@gmail.com if you would like to participate in a get-together.

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VENUE CHANGE Wednesday, Jan 22: Volunteer Recruitment Pizza Party

Pizza, beer, and fellow Elis
Wednesday, 1/22/2014, 5:30pm. Elevators will close at 6pm. Please let us know if you might be late; we will give you the phone number to call so that one of us can come get you.

CHANGED VENUE: Two Union Square, 601 Union St., 56th Floor (BlackRock office)
Enter through the revolving doors at 6th & Union, next to Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Ascend two flights of escalators. Use the elevator bank closest to the security desk for access to the 56th floor.

Alumni of Yale College, Graduate, and Professional Schools are invited. Please RSVP to info@yaleseattle.org.

Event Details
NOTE: As we are anticipating 15 people total, we have moved the event to a board room to make sure we can all hear each other. Elevators will close at 6pm. Please let us know if you might be late; we will give you the phone number to call so that one of us can come get you.

YaleSeattle is seeking fresh-faced volunteers to help with event planning and 501(c)3 filing. We are actively seeking people with expertise or interest in:
non-profit legal counsel
event coordination
liaisons with other Seattle-based Yale groups (Yale Women, singing group alumni, etc.) and with other Ivy+ alumni groups

Events for 2014 that need volunteers include:
July: Picnic
September: Welcome to Seattle Happy Hour for fresh transplants
September: Information session for high school students
November: The Game
Anytime: Happy hours with other alumni groups, any other events you’d like to suggest