Interview with Gloria Coates

Wednesday, March 20th at 6:30 PM Please join us for an exciting evening of music with member and composer Gloria Coates at our March meeting! Member Valerie Errante, a professional Soprano, will interview Gloria about her life and her career, including playing clips from her symphonies.  Gloria Coates was born in Wausau, Wisconsin and began composing at an early age, winning a national composition contest at the age of fourteen. She studied at Louisiana State University and at Columbia University in New York, earning a number of degrees, including a Master of Music in Composition with post graduate studies. While maintaining a residence in the United States, Gloria has lived in Europe since 1969, devoting her time primarily to composition. She organized the German-American Music Series in Munich from 1971-1984 , Read More

Cyberbullying at Schools – Particularities & Explanation Patterns

Wednesday, February 20th at 6:30 PM Our speaker this month will be Ruth Festl from the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, the German Research Center for Environmental Health. She will elucidate on the particularities of Cyberbullying, making this phenomenon one of the major concerns of adolescents growing up in the digitized world today. She will present selected findings of her longitudinal research project, “Cyberbulling at Schools,” focusing on the ambivalent role of adolescents who are often perpetrators and victims at the same time. Bio: Since January 2018. Ruth Festl is working as a postdoctoral researcher in Social Media  Her research activities focus on the positive and negative aspects of the use and effects of social media and online communication especially in regard to children and adolescents. She studied education at LMU Munich and Read More

From Astronomy to Astrophysics

Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30 PM Our guest speaker this month will be Dr. Christian Hummel. A staff astronomer with the European Southern Observatory since 2003, he spent four years in Santiago, Chile, before moving to Garching, Germany, in May 2007. In his talk he will demonstrate how astronomy, the science of the phenomena and motions of heavenly bodies, has become astrophysics, the science of the nature and interaction between everything which makes up our universe. The recognition that the fundamental laws of physics apply everywhere in the universe is the basis for our ability to learn about how galaxies, the stars and their planets formed, and what more exotic objects lurk in the depths of the distant universe. Before taking up his appointment at ESO, Dr. Hummel was an Read More

ElderCare from Abroad: An AAUPW Panel discussion

Wednesday, November 21st at 6:30 PM Imagine this… Your 80 year old mom lives across the ocean, alone.  You’re busy with your career and family in Munich.  Your siblings are scattered across the country.  One day you get a call – your mom has fallen and broken her hip.  Your siblings report that her desk is piled high with unpaid bills and collection notices.   You thought something like this might happen someday but you weren’t ready for it. Has this happened to you, or are you worried it might? Join us for a panel discussion to learn how to help prepare yourself. Hear how others have managed eldercare from abroad. Learn from their experience and from their mistakes. The panel encourages you to send questions in advance to: lynda.sagrestano@gmail.com For Read More

Advances in Reconstructive Spinal Surgery

Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30 PM Our speaker for October is Professor Bronek Boszczyk, the new Head of Spinal Surgery at the Benedictus Krankenhaus in Tutzing, formerly Visiting Professor and Clinical Associate Professor at Nottingham University Hospitals in the fields of research, Orthopedic and Accident Surgery. Since 2003, his has worked exclusively on spinal surgery, with a focus on the complex reconstructive surgery of the adult and pediatric spine, due to deformity and tumours of the spine. He will speak on advances in reconstructive spinal surgery techniques starting with general information and including measures for prophylaxis. Of interest to us all is the question of why and when such operations are necessary. Professor Boszczyk  did his Medical training in Germany with electives spent in South Africa and USA. He has Read More

Welcome back!

Our first meeting in the Fall will be Wednesday, September 19th, when we will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary! For more information about joining AAUPW or attending a future meeting, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de or check out How To Join.

Summer Break

There is no Program Meeting in July or August, but we will be meeting informally at a Biergarten each month weather permitting. Our first meeting in the Fall will be Wednesday, September 19th, when we will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary! Be sure to save the date and join us for the festivities. For more information about joining AAUPW or attending a future meeting, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

May is Election time!

The May Program Meeting is a closed event open to members only, due to our yearly club elections. There will be no speaker.  For more information about joining AAUPW or attending a future event, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

Gender and Right-Wing Populism in Germany

Wednesday, April 18th at 6:30 PM Our speakers this month are Dr. Paula-Irene Villa and Dr. Imke Schmincke, who will speak about Gender and Right Wing populism.   Dr. Paula-Irene Villais full professor and chair for Sociology and Gender Studies at LMU München. Her research focuses on the analysis of biopolitics, Cultural Studies, Care & Gender, and Science/Academia and Gender. She’s published widely on gender/social theory, the sociology of embodiment, beautification and normalization, feminist body politics, and on German and European “anti-genderism” as part of new nationalist populism. Dr. Imke Schmincke is Academic Councilor for Gender Studies at the Institute for Sociology of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Her work focuses on feminist and critical social theory, research on the women’s movement, body sociology, sociology of inequality, gender sociology, and urban and spatial research. Read More