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Find out about the ins and outs of b-school and meet alumni from many MBA programs at Kaplan's free on-line series that starts this Sunday and ends next Thursday with a free Happy Hour.  Culture and history buffs, head to the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Jan 27 to hear a dramatic recreation of a remarkable 19th woman's life by talented Ilyon Woo '94, and join us at the Lunar New Year Banquet in Chinatown on March 6.

We're just starting to plan for 2011 events and this is a great time to get involved. Check out the committee meetings below, and email if you'd like to volunteer with local fellow Yalies in another capacity or have event suggestions.


Anna Maslakovic '88, Co-editor ( This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript )

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Kaplan's Business School Blueprint Webinars and Free MBA Happy Hour

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Started early, done right: that's your business school application in 2011. Business School Blueprint 2011 is a five-day FREE program from Kaplan GMAT that starts this Sunday, Jan 23 and will address the key questions the MBA whether its right for you, what programs you should target, and how to get in.  Meet alumni from many top MBA programs at the free Happy Hour next Thursday, Jan 27th.  Check out the upcoming sessions and register here.


Haiti Assistance Task Force Meeting

When:   January 19, 2011 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where:   Think Coffee, 123 4th Ave (12th / 13th St)

Join the Public Service/Social Justice Committee's Haiti Assistance Task Force and be part of some amazing service projects in 2011:  a big sib/lil sib program with the Edeyo School, a service trip to Haiti, a report focused on education for UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in collaboration with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and more!  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript


POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW STORM - Betrayal and Redemption: Dramatic Presentation of THE GREAT DIVORCE

When:   January 27, 2011 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where:   Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl Street
Cost:   10

great divorce book coverHear the sensational true story of a mother's fight to rescue her children from a celibate perfectionist sect at a book event for THE GREAT DIVORCE, reviewed by NPR, NY Times, The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal.  After a lecture by author Ilyon Woo' 94, actors will deliver testimonials that bring to life a 19th c case that rocked New York. The location is beautiful Fraunces Tavern Museum, site of much Revolutionary War history.  Co-sponsored by YAAMNY, click for more details here.


YAAMNY Arts Committee Meeting

When:   January 30, 2011 2:00pm
Where:   Cosi (21 St & Park)

The YAAMNY Arts Committee provides a forum where alumni can learn from leading practitioners in the world capital of fine and performing arts and support those in the entertainment industry. Whether you have won a Pulitzer and travel by limousine or are pushing cabs between auditions, come share your ideas and help create a resource to assist us all in our work.  Please RSVP to This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript .



When:   February 7, 2011 7:00pm-8:15pm
Where:   Sony Plaza, 55th St between Madison & Fifth
Cost:   FREE


Created just last year, the Development Committee hosted our first ever (and fabulously successful) Benefit Soiree, a book talk with best-selling author Ron Chernow, and a spa-sporting event.  Our goals for 2011 are to promote the YAAMNY brand, to be a forum for multi-generational and multi-class interaction, and to raise funds.  Another Benefit Soiree is in the works, as are monthly dinners filled with lively conversations among alumni. Email Anne Moss at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript  if you can attend the Feb 7 committee meeting.


YAAMNY Educational Programs Committee Meeting

When:   February 12, 2011 11:00am-12:30pm
Where:   Think Coffee, 248 Mercer Street (bet. 3rd/4th St)

This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript  to crafting first-rate, thoughtful, and intellectually stimulating educational enrichment programs for alumni and the general public.  Graphic and web design, IT, social media, and audio/ video recording skills are especially of value. We also welcome overtures from alumni involved with educational or cultural institutions that may prove possible partners in developing enrichment programming.  Email This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript  with your interest and biographical information.


AAAYA Lunar New Year Banquet with Special Guest Maya Lin

When:   March 6, 2011 5:00pm-9:00pm
Where:   Red Egg
202 Centre St, 1 block north of Canal
Cost:   $125

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Join Maya Lin ('81, M.Arch. '86, D.F.A. '87), the Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA) New York Chapter, and YAAMNY at this spectacular eight-course banquet and celebrate the Lunar New Year with fellow Yale alumni, families & friends.  Cocktail reception, dim sum, Peking Duck Sliders and more!  Proceeds will benefit the AAAYA Yale Summer Community Internship Program.  Full details here.


YAAMNY Board of Directors & Committee Chairpersons

My Luu President | Rosa Balestrino Secretary | Tracey Ober Treasurer | Anna Maslakovic Alumni Outreach | Sibile Morency Arts & Entertainment | Audrey Leibovich - Pam Weinstock Career Networking & Social Activities | Lisa Lee - Anne Nakaoka Moss  Development | Chad Berkowitz  Educational Programs | Stephen Scher Graduate & Professional Schools Alumni Relations | Andrew Burgie - Jeremy Leeds - Karin Weiner Public Service & Social Justice

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