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Have you signed up to interview this year's Harvard applicants? Be a part of the Admissions process and support Cambridge's efforts to get to know local applicants.  Contact Co-chairs Maria Barnett or Dave Rogers (maria.pedroza@post.harvard.edu or dave@timetimer.com) to sign up! We need your help!

We will be conducting training soon for anyone interested in the interviewing process .
You will learn what makes a great interview report, how Admissions works and the importance of Alumni Interviewers.  And much more! Stay tuned for time and location for this fun, casual, and informative session.


Harvard Club of Cincinnati Book Club
7:30 p.m. at the Bronte Bistro in Joseph Beth Bookstore
2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Thursday, December 4, 2014. In keeping with the fall and winter holidays this year, we will be reading several short stories:  "The Thanksgiving Visitor," "A Christmas Memory," and "One Christmas," by Truman Capote.

These three stories appear in one particular book:  A Christmas Memory: One Christmas, and The Thanksgiving Visitor (Modern Library) which is inexpensively available at Amazon.com.  The stories also appear in other collections of Capote's work and are available at our public libraries.

Review:  Taking its place next to Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood on the Modern Library bookshelf is this new and original edition of Capote's most famous short stories: "A Christmas Memory, " "One Christmas, " and "A Thanksgiving Memory." All three stories are distinguished by Capote's delicate interplay of childhood sensibility and recollective vision.

About the Author: Truman Capote was born in 1924 and died in 1984. Based on his own boyhood in rural Alabama in the 1930s, "A Christmas Memory" was originally published in Mademoiselle in 1956 and later was included in Breakfast at Tiffany's.  He was raised in various parts of the south, his family spending winters in New Orleans and summers in Alabama and New Georgia. By the age of fourteen he had already started writing short stories, some of which were published. He left school when he was fifteen and subsequently worked for the New Yorker which provided his first - and last - regular job. Following his spell with the New Yorker, Capote spent two years on a Louisiana farm where he wrote Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948). He lived, at one time or another, in Greece, Italy, Africa and the West Indies, and travelled in Russia and the Orient. He is the author of many highly praised books, including A Tree of Night and Other Stories (1949), The Grass Harp (1951), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958), In Cold Blood (1965), which immediately became the centre of a storm of controversy on its publication, Music for Chameleons (1980), and Answered Prayers (1986), all of which are published by Penguin.


Political Theory Group
Saturday, November 8, 1 pm
McCormick & Schmick’s, Fountain Square

We meet once a month for a meal and discussion of a mutually agreed upon text.  We are reading John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government next.   If you’ve never read Locke, one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers, or if you’d like to revisit his ideas, you are welcome to join us.   --Peter Rose

Please RSVP so we can make lunch reservations.  To RSVP or get more information, contact Lori Nuckolls, Nuckolls@BlankRome.com, 513-362-8726


Cincy Ivy Young Alumni Club
Friday, December 12, 2014, Happy Hour.  As usual, there is no admission cost for young alumni, and we provide an array of appetizers and finger foods.  There is a cash bar with a multitude of happy hour drink specials.
Friday, November 21, 2014, Noon Lunch. We meet at a convenient downtown eatery for a casual lunch.  It’s a great way to make friends with other young alums.

Look for location details in your Evite, about three weeks before the event. If you have not received the Evite or you have joined our list after the Evite went out, please e-mail ivyhappyhour@cincyivy.org to be added to the invitation.

Questions?  Please e-mail Sid D'Souza at ivyhappyhour@cincyivy.org.


Annual All Ivy and Friends Wine Tasting

Preparations are coming along well for this Friday's All Ivy and Friends Wine Tasting at Plum Court Wine Room (241 W Court St in Downtown). We are excited to announce that celebrated winemaker Nancy Bentley of Kinkead Ridge Winery will be joining to lead us in tasting delicious wines and a dazzling paired hors d'oeuvres menu. The "week of" price is $40, all inclusive.

If you would like to join us Friday evening, Nov 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM

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Our featured guest of the evening will be winemaker Nancy Bentley, owner of Kinkead Ridge Winery, recently inducted into the Cincinnati Culinary Hall of Fame by Les Amis d'Escoffier at a spectacular dinner in the Hilton Netherland! Nancy has done it all, from nourishing the vine as a Pinot Noir grower in Oregon for 10 years to wine pairing to pours on the international scene.

Wines featured at the event will include:

Cabernet Sauvignon - well structured wine, lighter in style, displays classic aromas of red fruit and black cherry.

Cabernet Franc - the wine displays a harmonious complexity with cherry overtones and modest tannins. Aged in premium American and French oak barrels.

Traminette - a new world hybrid grape with a character reminiscent of Gewürztraminer from Alsace.

Riesling - the perfect Thanksgiving wine! Off dry. Honeysuckle, apple and rose petal notes precede a flinty finish.

Viognier/Roussanne - a Rhone style blend with the kiwi and guava aromas of Roussanne merging with the orange blossom and golden raisin aromas of Viognier.

White Revelation - a winegrower's blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Albariño and Pinot Blanc.

Paired hors d'oeuvres featured during the event will include: Smoked salmon spread, Marinated mushrooms, Swedish meatballs, Veal and pork pate, Potstickers, Marinated olives, Cheese board

At 5:30 PM we will start at Plum Court Wine Room to mingle and enjoy some excellent appetizers.

At around 7:00 PM we will gather to hear some brief remarks and choose the winners of the drawings.


The  Harvard-Yale Game

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Event starts at noon.  Kick-off is at 12:30.
Palomino Lounge overlooking Fountain Square
$15 pay at the door.  Light hors d'oeuvres, first drink included, Busken cookies.

Questions?  Contact Katie Nappi, fehskensk@hotmail.com


Noon at the University Club
Open to all alumni.

Reservations open in February. For questions and discussion group topic suggestions:
HLSA President Lori Nuckolls, '86, Nuckolls@BlankRome.com, 513-362-8726


Save the Date
December 22  Holiday Reception, University Club
January 13  First Ever Cincy Global Networking Night!
February 23 Annual  Meeting and Dinner with Vice Provost Dr. Peter Bol
March 21  CSO Concert hosted by Harpist Gillian Sella

Upcoming Events, Dates TBD
February             Winter Fun at Indian Hill Winter Club
April                       Harvard Serves
April/May            Spring Luncheon
June                      Shore Dinner

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