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**************** Some of the AAUPW members at our 2014 Holiday Party ***************

September 30, 2010

October Program Meeting (change of speaker)

Please note that we have had a change of speaker. We're excited to be able to introduce Yan Lavallee, volcanoligist, who had been unable to attend last spring.

Yan Lavallee received his undergraduate degree in Earth and Planetary Science at McGill University in Montreal, a Master in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and a PhD in Volcanology (2008) at the LMU-Munich. After graduation, he was offered a position of assistant professor in Mineralogy. His current work mainly revolves around the deformation of magma and understanding transition between effusive and explosive eruptions.

In his presentation, he will introduce the Earth and its volcanoes as well as their eruptive styles and discuss some of its effects on human activity. He will then present the different methods used to play with magma in his lab.

We will also be hearing about the Munich Ausländerbeirat (foreign nationals' advisory council) and meeting our Junior Year in Munich scholarship recipient.

AAUPW Book Club - October

This month’s book club pick is “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggars. A harrowing account of one family’s ordeal through Hurricane Katrina. As if losing your house to the devastation wasn’t enough, imagine being suddenly and inexplicably arrested in the aftermath of the hurricane. The book is sweet in its simplicity and the heartfelt story will keep you turning pages and drawing your own conclusions. Come and discuss the book with us on Monday, October 11th 18:30.

September 2, 2010

September Program Meeting

Not only does school start back in September, but it is the beginning of the AAUPW operating year. September is traditionally our get-to-know-you meeting, with lots of time for chatting and catching up on everything. Plus a couple of fun games to break the ice.

We also will have a brief presentation from IMMA (Initiative Münchner Mädchen e.V. - our adopted charity) to let our members know more about what IMMA is, what it does and how we have been and can continue to help.

September Book Club

Our Book Club starts their new year on September 6th, when we will be picking the Fall/Winter line-up for 2010/2011. Bring your favorite books that you have either read, or would like to read, and tell us what made them fun for you and how they would make good fodder for discussion. At the ends of the session, all participants vote and we select the next six months of books to read.

Prospective AAUPW members are also welcome to visit the book club.

July Meeting - 4th of July Event

Instead of our usual potluck picnic, we celebrated the Fourth of July this year with other Americans and friends of America on the Amerika Haus lawn.

We brought our families. There was live music, as well as games for the kids, barbequed steaks, and other traditional American picnic fare. The AAUPW Seasonal Choir was a big hit, providing a lively medley of songs from the musical, Music Man.