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The Art of Woo: How to Succeed by Winning Others Over

Organized by the Yale Club of Princeton

The Cynwyd Club
6:15 – 9:00 pm

You may need Sun Tzu’s The Art of War to understand your enemies. But if you prefer to win them over, you need to know the principles embodied inThe Art of Woo. Join us to learn The Art of Woo: the ability to win people over to your ideas without force or coercion, using relationship-based, emotionally intelligent persuasion. It is the secret of success with colleagues, clients, and customers. This meeting is not to be missed, combining the engaging presentation skills of Professor Shell, his ground-breaking research on influence and persuasion, and the opportunity to network with fellow Philadelphia-area Ivy Leaguers.

The lecture – featuring film clips and a personal self-assessment — will help you find your strengths as a persuader, as Professor Shell shows you how to overcome the five main barriers to influencing others. Each person brings a unique set of skills – your “Woo I.Q.” — to selling ideas. Your success derives from knowing what these skills are and using them at just the right time with just the right people.
The Art of Woo describes how an unknown aviator carrying mail as a night pilot gained fame and fortune as the first man to fly nonstop across the Atlantic. It explains how Nelson Mandela won over the guards at his brutal prison, and subsequently reinvented a nation. And it demonstrates how leaders from all walks of life use Woo every day to achieve their goals.
G. Richard Shell is the Wharton School’s Thomas Gerrity Professor – and Chair of its Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department. He is also the Director of Wharton’s Executive Negotiation Workshop and its Strategic Persuasion Workshop. Over his 30-year career, Professor Shell has won almost every teaching prize the Wharton School has to offer. He has taught everyone from Navy SEALs, UN diplomats, and Fortune 500 CEOs to FBI hostage negotiators, emergency room nurses, and front-line public school teachers

For Details & To Purchase Tickets


Meet MacArthur & Pulitzer-winning Yale alumni Marin Alsop & Kevin Puts at the BSO!

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Take a backstage tour of Symphony Hall

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra plays music from Oscar-winning Birdman and Pulitzer Prize-winner’s East Coast Premiere

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 6:30pm
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201

6:30pm: YAAM Pre-Concert Reception

Special Guests: Marin Alsop ’72-’75, conductor (BSO Music Director)Kevin Puts ’96MM, composer (Winner, 2012 Pulitzer Prize)

Backstage Tour of Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

8pm: BSO Performance featuring:Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony (featured in Birdman, 2015 Oscar for Best Picture)

East Coast premiere: Flute Concerto by Kevin Puts (’96MM)

Please call the BSO at 410-783-8170 to purchase your tickets
($32/person includes complimentary YAAM reception).

Yale for Life Revisiting 1914 – 1945 WWI Centennial and D-Day Anniversary June 14 – 20, 2015
Deadline for registering is April 15th
 Those enrolled in Yale for Life: Revisiting 1914-1945 participate in three seminars daily: one with each of our two co-professor leads, and a third with the outstanding Guest Professor of the day on a topic that takes a unique angle on the period – from Rhetoric to Classics and beyond. Special events outside the classroom enhance the daily curriculum. These include private sessions with curators from Yale’s collections, film screenings, conversations with faculty members about issues related to the humanities at Yale, and other activities across the Yale campus.
The program is limited to 20 students. A typical day in Yale for Life: Revisiting 1914 – 1945 looks like this: 8 a.m. breakfast 9:00 seminar I 10:15 break 10:45 seminar II 12 p.m lunch 1:15 Guest Professor seminar 3:30 break 4:00 Special event 4:45 free time 6:30 dinner Course and daily seminar leaders: Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History Beverly Gage, Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies Alan Mikhail, Professor of History Guest Professors: Donald Kagan, Sterling Professor of Classics and History Paul Bracken, Professor of Management & Professor of Political Science Katie Trumpener, Emily Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature & English Maurice Samuels, Betty Jane Anlyan Professor of French Dudley Andrew, R. Selden Rose Professor of Film and Comparative Literature Course materials, including syllabus, will be sent to registered participants well in advance of the course.
Audition for Vocal Motive!
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Vocal Motive, a local SATB a cappella group, will be holding auditions on
May 5 and May 12 to find a new music director and to fill 1 alto and 1 bass
position. The music director sings with the group and can be any voice part.

We sing a mix of contemporary, jazz, doo-wop and pop. We rehearse
Tuesday nights in Merion and perform in the greater Philadelphia area.

Find us on Facebook (vocalmotiveacappella) or our website
( for more information about our group and to hear a music

Email for an audition time!

Mixed Company: A Capella Group Performance
March 19th 8 – 9 PM
Suggested Donation of $20, collected at the door
For more information:
Young Alum Multi-Club Happy Hour
Join us for our March inter-club happy hour!
Founding Fathers Sports Bar
           1612 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
5:30-7:30 PM
Happy Hour Specials: $4 well drinks, $6 select wine, food specials
Hosted by the Harvard Club of Philadelphia.




To whom much is given, much is expected


The Garden State Film Festival

Saturday March 21, 2015 at 12:15 PM

Resorts Hotel & Casino, 1133 Boardwalk, Ocean Tower 13th Floor, Screening Room, Atlantic City

One hundred years ago, a group of Yale college students took initiative and became the first to fly for the United States in WWI – some of them making the ultimate sacrifice.

Filmed on three continents. Running Time: 2 hours. Narrated by Bruce Dern.

Tickets are $12 online or at the door (




Ivy League Night at the Sixers (76ers v. LA Clippers) 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Pre-game reception/networking starts at 5 pm; Tip-off at 7 pm
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia 76ers have organized an all-Ivy League night to watch the Sixers play against the Los Angeles Clippers. Each club-level ticket includes: (1) pre-game networking social (cash bar); (2) VIP access to the Cadillac Grille & Club Level Bistro; (3) post-game group photo at center court; and (4) complimentary Sixers gift. Please purchase tickets directly with Enoch Andoh from the Sixers organization (215-558-2793 or

Ticket Prices: $65/person
RSVP by Friday March 6th, 2015




Starts March 17 in Princeton with “Current Constitutional Controversies in the Courts

WHO: Professor Keith Whittington, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University.

WHERE: “The D&R Greenway,” Johnson Education Center (1 Preservation Place, off Rosedale Road)

WHEN: Tuesdays, March 17th – April 21st       Six weeks seminar held between 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Yale Alumni College offers opportunities for intellectual engagement in the classroom and social interaction outside. This seminar program is limited to 25 participants and is open to Yale alumni, their families and friends.Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register here:

For more information on the course and program: If you have questions, please contact the AYA asking for at 203-432-1990 or at 203-436-9213.

Young Alum Multi-Club Happy Hour

Get out of the cold and stop by City Tap House’s new location in Center City for our February inter-clubhappy hour!

City Tap House (area to the right when walking in)

2 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Wednesday, February 4th

6:00-8:00 PM

Happy Hour Specials: $5 Select craft beer, $6 select wine, $7 single call liquor cocktails
Hosted by the Penn Club of Philadelphia.


Yale Team to Compete in Prestigious Solar Decathlon Needs Your Support

To: Yale Alumni in Philadelphia

From: Juan Pablo Ponce de Leon, Project Manager, Y-House Solar Decathlon Team, J Edwards 2016

We are the Yale Solar Decathlon Team and we are designing and building a solar-powered home. Our “Y-House” will be transported to Irvine, California to compete in the 2015 Solar Decathlon by the Department of Energy. The aim of the competition is to build energy efficient homes, but we have been working with the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, West Campus, and Michelle Addington — a specialist in environmental design at the Yale School of Architecture– to ensure that our design addresses broader issues in sustainable design, not just those outlined in the rules.

A big goal for us was to connect the home with the outside environment, not just with passive ventilation methods, but visually and functionally as well. By having a big porch and collapsible walls the design integrates the exterior and the interior. Our pursuit of advanced approaches goes beyond technology and into facets like construction techniques where we are using cross laminated timber, which is an integrated structural wall unit system that simplifies construction.

This is a big effort that has been featured in Yale News several times and is 100% student-led. A good overview can be found in YCEI’s profile of the team here. We have support from Turner Construction, IBM, NanaWall, and SmartLAM. However, our work is not done.

We need your help! Monetary and in-kind support will be a critical step to the Y-House’s completion and success. To begin prefabrication of the structure we are hoping to raise $200,000 by mid-February. 

For those interested in supporting our team at the Partner Level ($100) or higher, I would be happy to chat via email ( or phone (775-315-6528) and to send you our sponsorship packet.

All donations are tax-deductible and donations from alumni headed back to reunions can also be counted as part of the class gift. Thank you so much for all the help!



Sunday, February 15 at 3:00 PM

Friends Center at 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia

Andrew L. Keidel died on January 13 in San Francisco at the age of 37. He was born in Buffalo, New York and raised in suburban Philadelphia. A graduate of Germantown Friends School and Yale University,

Andy was an engineer and entrepreneur who co-founded two companies: Mod My Life, an internet reality show, and Funzio, a mobile gaming company that was sold to the Japanese firm Gree in 2013.

Andy was known for his curiosity, energy, and humor. He loved to explore, to build, and to understand the world around him. He brought a thrill for adventure to everything he did, and he was a joy beyond measure to everyone who knew him.

Andy was a dear son, brother and friend whose memory will be cherished. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Carole Keidel, and his sister, Carly Keidel.

Please send your memorial contributions to: Master of Calhoun College, 189 Elm St., New Haven, CT 06511


How would you like having The Whiffenpoofs sing

at your school, adult community or for major clients ?


The Whiffs are coming to Philadelphia between January 28 and January 31. They are looking to sing at selected schools and other public spaces like retirement communities. If you are interested in inviting them, contact Elliah at .


A Day of Painting at Studio Incamminati (Incamminati is taken from the Baroque period and translates to mean “walk forward” or “progress”)

Friday, January 9th, 2015


 Time: 12 Noon Lunch, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Painting, demonstrations, and tour

Location: Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art:340 North 12th Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Ticket Price: $15

How did Vincent Van Gogh do it? What about Rembrandt, Sargent or Vermeer? What is it like to paint another human on canvas?

As part of Studio Incamminati’s educational mission to integrate with the community through classes in art appreciation, we want you to be our guest for a very special experience. Please accept our invitation to join a group of friends for one day of painting with our studio artists. Through the creative process, you will discover the joy of seeing the world in a new way.

You and other guests will work one-on-one alongside our very talented artists to complete your own painting. No prior drawing or painting experience is necessary. Your involvement helps us fulfill our educational mission.

Dress: Casual with comfortable shoes for standing at an easel

Supplies: All art supplies are provided

Parking: Complimentary parking available

Please R.S.V.P. Jay Pennie at or



Witness the Second Rivalry on Ice Game

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Rivalry on Ice

Epic road trip in a private coach bus departing from 30th Street Station. Leave Philadelphia at 3:00 pm. The bus arrives in NYC early enough to enjoy dinner before the game starts at 8:00 pm at the Madison Square Garden.

Prices start at $45 for a round trip which is an incredible bargain. Prices rise automatically in $5 increments as we approach the event.
Only 25 passengers are needed to confirm this epic trip.

The link to the Rally Bus reservation site is:

Buy tickets for Yale fan sections after bus is confirmed, starting at $33 from Ticketmaster at

Back in 1900, Yale and Harvard played their first hockey game at the St. Nicholas Rink in NYC in front of a crowd of 2,000 dressed in black tie. America’s most storied collegiate rivals returned to where it all began at the inaugural “Rivalry on Ice” game. On Jan. 11, 2014 Yale defeated Harvard 5–1 in front of 15,524 Bulldog and Crimson fans.


Yalie in Concert. Lydia Brown M.M. ’95, Pianist and Metropolitan Opera Assistant Conductor is joined by Sarah Shafer’s “luminous voice” (NYT) in this eagerly-awaited return engagement.


Presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 – 8:00 PM

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

For tickets and more information go to


How to Win: a short film about fortune and fate by Rhassan Nichols, Y’08

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How To Win is a story much like my own and it follows a young man who refuses to accept the cards dealt to him. The protagonist, “Magic”, takes his fate into his own hands, but the real win is in having the heart to even try. It is never too late to become the people we always wanted to be.

How To Win was filmed in Philadelphia during the first week in November with the generosity of friends and family. To bring this film to a theater near you, we need more donations for outstanding production expenses, editing, color grading, graphics, original musical composition, sound mix and digital mastering. Still need about $8000.All contributions will help. Please make contributions here:

I am confident this standout short film [est.15 minutes] will be well-received within the festival circuit and ultimately acquired for distribution. For more on me, please visit:


All Ivy Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 9th


Tuesday, December 9. Party from 5 to 8 pm. After-Party from 8 pm until……

Join other alumni, of all ages, from the Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale Clubs for a festive holiday party at One Tippling Place, 2006 Chestnut St.


After-party! Keep the festivities going with other young alums! Starting at 8pm, the party moves to O’Sheas Pub, 1907 Sansom St., just around the corner from One Tippling Place.

Meet new people and catch up with old friends!!! RSVP to


Philadelphia Winds Symphony

Friday December, 12th

Philadelphia Wind Symphony

Playing works by Husa, Camphouse, Bach, Sousa, Hearshen, Mcbeth and Whitacre

Friday, December 12th 8:00 pm

Levitt Auditorium at Gershman Hall

University of the Arts

481 South Broad St.

Tickets pay-what you-can at the door

Yale alumna Erin Coffey ’09 plays bass clarinet and would love to see you all!