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Lunch & Learn (2006-2007)

Responsibility for Lunch & Learn was assumed this year by a team rather than one single individual. The following YUWO members volunteered to assume responsibilities for a session; Sue Addiss, Beth Dock, Stephanie Jatlow, Priscilla Kissick, Kay Ross, and Avril Winks. We all met for lunch on May 30th to discuss plans, choose topics for Lunch & Learn, and delegate responsibilities. All meetings of the Lunch & Learn program were held at 12:00 for coffee, tea and cookies, with the lecture from 12:30 to 1:30. The coffee and tea were arranged by each volunteer organizer and with sweets provided by members of the committee and YUWO. Informal assessment of this method of organizing the Lunch & Learn program sessions was positive.

The following programs were presented.

Tuesday September 19, 2006 “Just Love: A Framework for Sexual Ethics” a talk by Margaret A. Farley Ph.D., Gil- bert L. Stark Chair in Christian Ethics at Yale Divinity School was held at Rose Alumni House 232 York Street; 26 attended.

Tuesday October 17, 2006 “Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, History and Program” a talk by Ann Fortunato Director of Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic and Bernadetta Pracon and her dog Kip. Bernadetta, a high school senior, demonstrated her Braille note machine. The program was held at Branford College Masters House; 12 attended.

Tuesday November 14, 2006 “Green Sprawl; Environmentally Sustainable Land Development” by Professor Gaboury Benoit, the Co-Director of the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology at Yale School of For- estry. The program was held at Watson Center of the School of Management; 28 attended.

Tuesday January 16.2007 “African Women Writers and their Perspective on Present-Day Africa” by Ann Biersteck- er, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics and Assoc. Chair of the Council on African Studies. The program was held at Berkeley North Masters’s quarters. 21 attended.

Tuesday February 13, 2007 “Celebrating Midwifery and the YSN Nurse-Midwifery Program; History and Practice” by Helen Varney Burst, emeritus chair of the Nurse-Midwifery Program of Yale School of Nursing. The program was held at the School of Nursing, with parking on the grounds. 14 attended.

Tuesday March 20, 2007 “Murder in the Model City” by Prof. Douglas Rae, Warren Kimbro and Paul Bass. The program was held at the Steinbach Lounge of the School of Management with parking at the Lawn Club; 24 attended.

  • Letha Sandweiss

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