Feb
8
to Feb 10

Mammoth Winter Sports Weekend 2019

The MIT Club of San Diego would like to invite our IvyPlus friends to join us for a winter sports weekend at Mammoth, Friday, February 8 to Sunday, February 10.  This has been a very popular event for the MIT Club of Southern California and its IvyPlus partners and is now expanding with a second bus for the San Diego clubs. 

This is a fun-filled weekend of snow sports at Mammoth Mountain with alums and friends from all the top schools. All skill levels - from absolute beginner to advanced - are welcome, but this is an adults-only trip. 

Last year's group included downhill skiers, cross country skiers, snowboarders, and snowshoers; 26 women and 22 men from 15 schools.

Check out our FB page: InterIvy+ Mammoth Trippers

The event includes:

  • Deluxe coach bus for the ride to and from Mammoth Mountain

  • Two nights at St. Anton Condominiums, close to the Canyon Lodge and lifts.

  • Welcome pizza party on Friday at the condos

  • Bus ride into town for Saturday night dinner and entertainment.

  • We will return on Sunday after the lifts close at 4:00pm. There will be a stop in town for everyone to pick up food on their own for the ride back.

  • Note that lift tickets and equipment rentals are not included.

More Details in the Event Site:

 http://sandiego.alumclub.mit.edu/s/1314/2015/club-class-main.aspx?sid=1314&gid=196&pgid=45387&cid=69314&ecid=69314&crid=0&calpgid=61&calcid=7037

Register by December 1 for Early Bird Pricing.

Direct questions to trip organizer Miral Kim-E at mek@mek.com.

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Holiday Toy Drive and Mixer
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Holiday Toy Drive and Mixer

Please join Ivy + Friends to celebrate the Holiday Season with a Toy Drive and Mixer at Smokeyard on Thursday, December 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Smokeyard is an upscale BBQ venue that has opened this past year in the newly remodeled Westfield UTC Mall. Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to local San Diego foster youth served by Promises2Kids.org. Our group will have the back area as well as side outdoor areas to enjoy. 

The appetizer menu this year will be savory to pair with an extensive range of craft beers and Happy Hour drink specials. The full menu will be available for you to order additional items as well. We ask for a donation to cover the costs of the venue and the initial appetizers. Drinks and extra food may be ordered individually by guests. Please register on link provided. The cost will be $20 to cover the food and servers. We look forward to another successful year of collaboration, as we are #BetterTogether serving San Diego foster youth!

Here is our Holiday Toy Drive Menu:

Smoked Wings

House Made BBQ Potato Chips

Peanut Coleslaw

Pulled Pork Sliders

Green Bean Fries 

Tri Tip Skewers

There is ample parking at the Mall. Smokeyard is located closer to the newer parking structure in the back next to the Macy's.

The official registration link:

http://sandiego.alumclub.mit.edu/s/1314/2015/club-class-main.aspx?sid=1314&gid=196&pgid=45254&cid=69128&ecid=69128&crid=0&calpgid=61&calcid=7037

or, alternatively:

https://tinyurl.com/y94zhyj7

Thank you for your support of local foster youth!

Cheers! We are #BetterTogether!

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Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

PCSD & Ivy+ 2018 Career Networking Event

PCSD & Ivy+ 2018 Career Networking Event

Please join us for a collaborative career networking event on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:00-8:00 PM. Individuals with all levels of experience are encouraged to attend.

Format:  Open discussion focused towards specific industries: Academia, Biotech/Pharma, Healthcare, Finance/Investment Banking, Hospitality, Law and Start Up/Entrepreneurship.  Please contact Nikki Chu if you would like to volunteer as an “industry lead.”

When:  Tuesday, October 16th 6:00-8:00 PM.  Check-in begins at 6 PM; Snacks and refreshments to be served from 6-6:30 PM; Event set to begin at 6:30 PM. 

Where:  Illumina’s i3 Campus: 4795 Executive Drive, San Diego, CA 92121

Parking: Please park in the outside lot or further west along Executive Drive if lot is full.

Cost: FREE

To RSVP and/or if you have any questions about this event, please contact Nikki Chu ‘13 at nkchu7@gmail.com.

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Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

The Heart of Rock & Roll at the Old Globe - Exclusive Ivy-Plus Tickets

THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL

Join the Ivy-Plus Clubs for the world premiere musical “The Heart of Rock and Roll” featuring the music of Huey Lewis & The News on Sunday, September 23 @ 2:00 pm.

The Heart of Rock & Roll celebrates the classic songs of Huey Lewis and the News in this heartwarming and hilarious new musical.  Mainstays on the Chicago dive bar circuit, Bobby and his band are hustling for their big break.  But after their latest rejection, Bobby decides it’s “Hip to Be Square,” trades in his guitar, and starts “Workin’ for a Livin’” in corporate America.  His boss, Cassandra, has struggles of her own, having sacrificed her personal life for the company.  When they both get a shot at their dreams—for Bobby, another crack at rock stardom, and for Cassandra, a chance to become CEO—they must decide “If This Is It” for their careers, or if “The Power of Love” triumphs over all.

To Purchase Tickets @ 15% Ivy-Plus Discount: (5 pricing/seating levels)

Instructions: click on the link: https://www.theoldglobe.org/reserve/index.aspx?performanceNumber=15209&promo=7405

-Choose: Orchestra or Balcony Seating
-If Choose Your Own Seats:

   Click red dot to select seat

   Click ‘Add’ for each seat

   Click ‘Add to Cart’

-If Best Available Seats:

  Select price zone

  Click plus sign to add seats

  Click ‘Reserve Seats’*

  (*Note: If a price zone is sold out, it will not allow you to purchase and the page may time out)

-Click: ‘Checkout’

-Then: Register or Login

All you need to do is click on the link and the 15% discount will be automatically applied. If the ticket price does not say “Group Web 15%” next to it, please do not continue with the transaction. Discounts will then not be applied; all sales are final. If anyone has technical issues, please call Cristal Salow (619-238-0043 x2408).

The group discount does not apply in all sections. All ticketing service fees are waived. We encourage you to purchase as soon as possible before it sells out. Seats are not reserved. Everyone can choose their own seats and will need to plan if they want to sit together.

Listen to Huey Lewis talk about The Heart of Rock & Roll with Jimmy Kimmel

In addition, we have a limited # of seats reserved for lunch at El Prado Restaurant, Balboa Park on Sunday, September 23 @ 11:45 am.  We will sit together and you can order your own lunch off the El Prado Menu.

Lunch RSVP:  please send an email to Columbia Alumni Association President Alex Szabo and include your name, # of people, and University/College Club affiliation: alex@topsailgroup.com

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Jul
3
to Jul 13

La Jolla Playhouse: QUEENS - Exclusive Ivy-Plus Tickets

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE: QUEENS

Based on our continuing partnership with La Jolla Playhouse, all Brown & Ivy-Plus Clubs Alumni and Guests have a significant ticket discount to attend the West Coast Premiere of a new play Queens.

“THRILLING WRITING… A KNOCKOUT…It strikes at the heart of the immigrant experience” – The New York Times

Brown & Ivy-Plus Clubs EXCLUSIVE: 

$39 TICKETS (yellow seats): $51 regular price

Valid Only on July 3 – 13 (excludes July 8)

Use Promo Code:  UNIVERSITY; then click on SUBMIT

LaJollaPlayhouse.org/queens


This exquisite new play from 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok is a moving study of the things we run from and toward, and the people who shepherd us along the way.  When Renia moved into a basement apartment in Queens, NY, she found a group of women who, like her, uprooted their lives and arrived in America with nothing. Now the landlord, Renia finds herself face to face with a young woman who forces her to question anew the costs of leaving one home for the tenuous promise of another.

Martyna Majok received her B.A. from the University of Chicago and her M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama, Juilliard.  Commissions include Lincoln Center Theater, Bush Theatre in London, La Jolla Playhouse, and MTC. She was the PoNY(Playwrights of New York) Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center and is a 2018/19 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.

Questions, please contact BUCSD President Alex Szabo alex@topsailgroup.com 

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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Trip to the Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico's Premier Wine-Growing Region

The Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Societies invite you to join us on Saturday, April 14th, for a trip to the Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico's premier wine-growing region. Baja California's Valle de Guadalupe produces roughly 90% of all the wine that comes from Mexico today.

The Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Societies invite you to join us on Saturday, April 14th, for a trip to the Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico's premier wine-growing region. Baja California's Valle de Guadalupe produces roughly 90% of all the wine that comes from Mexico today. The "Guadalupe Valley" has a rich history - the region has been producing wine since the 1700's and is, in fact, one of the oldest wine-growing regions in all the Americas. After colonization by the Spaniards, settlers from other European countries such as Italy and Russia arrived with their own unique grape varieties and planted them in the rich soil of the Valle de Guadalupe. Some of the most popular wines of the region include Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Malbec and Barbera

After meeting at the Border at 9.00am we’ll board our luxury coach just south of the Border, and a brunch of Red and Green Chilaquiles with freshly squeezed orange juice will be served.  On arrival in the Valle we’ll visit Viña Garza for a tasting of 2 whites and 4 reds, then Emeve Wines for 3 reds. Our stay in the Valle will culminate with a very special, multi-course, late-lunch/early dinner, Mexican-family style, at Finca Altozano.

After a wonderful day in the Valle de Guadalupe we’ll return to the Border between 6.00 and 7.00pm, depending upon how long we linger at Finca Altozano and traffic getting back.

There are only a small number of tickets available so EARLY REGISTRATION HERE is highly recommended. The fee is $130 per person which includes transportation, brunch, tip for the driver, 2 winery visits and luncheon (but not drinks at lunch). A valid passport will be required to make the trip.  If tickets are sold out please contact Martin Dalgleish to be put on the Waiting List.   

We do hope that you’ll join us for this very special opportunity.

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Evening at the Opera
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Evening at the Opera

The Harvard Club of San Diego would like to extend an invitation to Ivy+ members to an evening of opera. Please join us at San Diego Opera on Friday, March 2 at 7 pm for a performance of Puccini’s Turandot. You can purchase 20% off tickets through HCSD’s link located here: https://www.sdopera.org/turandot_hcsd


A pre-opera backstage tour is also available. Contact Erin Oleno directly at Erin.Oleno@sdopera.org or by phone at 619-533-7020 for details.

If you’re interested in getting together for a drink either before the opera or during intermission, please contact Frank at frank.napolitano@post.harvard.edu.

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Cancer Comfort Volunteer Event at AleSmith
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Cancer Comfort Volunteer Event at AleSmith

Come help us make blankets for cancer patients!

Please join the Harvard Club of San Diego for a community service event on Monday, February 26th at AleSmith in Miramar.  We'll have the mezzanine level set aside for us.  As part of comfort packages sent to cancer patients by YANA Cancer Comfort, we'll make tied fleece blankets that are easily put together- tying double knots around the 2-layer sides of the blanket that are pre-cut.  Once you complete one, you can move on to another.  At the end of the evening, volunteers will be able to see how much was accomplished by the stacks of blankets set aside.  Cancer patients will be given the blankets at no cost to use during chemotherapy treatments where room temperatures are typically on the cooler side and at home as a source of comfort.  We look forward to seeing you. 

Age Limit: Children are able to volunteer with parental supervision. Great for teens, especially if they bring a friend(s)

Open to Family and Friends

Food:  Food truck and drinks will be available for purchase

Questions:   If you have any questions regarding the event, please e-mail:   kristin3399_@hotmail.com

 

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Private Chocolate Workshop for Singles
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Private Chocolate Workshop for Singles

Please join Cornell and other Ivy Alumni private chocolate workshop for singles courtesy of Ivy + Friends.

Come treat your tastebuds, come craft custom chocolate bars, and come meet other single individuals at our Ivy + Friends Valentine's Day Event!

Register Here

Link for more info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2027757584106062/

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Toast 2 Friends/All Ivy Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive for Foster Youth
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Toast 2 Friends/All Ivy Holiday Mixer & Toy Drive for Foster Youth

Please join Cornell and other Ivy Alumni for a collaborative evening to benefit foster youth of San Diego with much needed quality toys. We will mix and mingle at the Ballast Point Brewing Company centrally located in Miramar. Complimentary light appetizers will be served along with a cash bar. All guests are requested to bring an unwrapped toy donation (which may include a STEM toy or any toy you feel comfortable donating) for the Promises 2 Kids organization. This holiday season, please help us as we are #BetterTogetherT2F/ALLIVY!

We are appreciative of the generosity of the Ballast Point Brewery for stepping up to host our large group at their amazing venue.

Register Here

Contacts:

Robby Koeppel Foss

Kevin Ver Hage

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Aug
16
4:00 PM16:00

Hamlet with ​a pre-show talk in the Craig Noel Garden

f you'd like to join us for Hamlet at The Old Globe, Wednesday, August 16th please purchase your tickets HERE as soon as possible as we have a limited number of these discounted tickets available and the sale must end Tuesday, July 25th.

 
“To be or not to be, that is the question."

Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, family saga. Packed with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world famous lines, Hamlet is one of the greatest plays ever written. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation’s finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare’s exhilarating tragedy to life under the San Diego stars.

You can get all the details and purchase your heavily discounted tickets in the A section of the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theater HERE  for this Shakespeare classic, with pre-show talk in the Craig Noel Garden at 7.00pm.

We look forward to seeing you there.
 

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Jul
6
3:30 PM15:30

La Jolla Playhouse

Pre-theater reception, panel discussion, & tickets to the play “At the Old Place.”   

Join us at 6:30 pm for a private reception with appetizers, wine, beer, and soda.

 

BUY TICKETS HERE: http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org/at-the-old-place

Follow steps #2 - 5 above

This event will sell out, so be sure to purchase tickets early. Remember to use promo code “UNIVERSITY” for admission to the exclusive pre-performance event. Several days prior to the performance date, you will receive a confirmation email from the playhouse regarding the reception and other details.

Any questions, contact BUCSD President Alex Szabo: alex@topsailgroup.com

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Nov
16
2:30 PM14:30

Rise of the Chinese National Security State

  • Deans Conference Room (#3106), UCSD's Graduate School of Policy and Strategy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

While economic development has been China's paramount priority since embarking on reform in the late 1970s, mounting challenges from abroad and domestically are forcing its leaders to increasingly focus on national security issues.  New institutions, laws, strategies, and operational postures have have resulted in a more assertive, expansive, and powerful national security state - from its muscular approach to maritime sovereignty claims in the South China Sea to the passage of a sweeping national security law earlier this year.  Dr. Cheung's presentation will discuss how far this growing emphasis on national security will go, who will be in charge, and what the rise of China's national security state means for its future development and its place in the world.

Dr. Tai Ming Cheung is the Director of UCSD's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and leads its Study of Innovation and Technology in China (SITC).  He is also an associate professor at UCSD's School of Global Policy and Strategy, where he teaches courses on Chinese foreign and defense policy and Chinese security and technology policy.

Dr. Cheung is a long-time analyst of Chinese and East Asian defense and national security affairs.  He was based in Asia from the mid-1980s to 2002 covering political, economic, and strategic developments in greater China.  He was also a journalist and political and business risk consultant in northeast Asia.

Dr. Cheung received his PhD from the War Studies Department at Kings College, London University, in 2006.  His latest book, Fortifying China: The Struggle to Build a Modern Defense Economy, was published by Cornell University Press in 2009.

5:30-6:30 Registration and light refreshments
6:30-8:00 Presentation, followed by Q&A

Parking is available at the Pangea parking structure near the corner of North Torrey Pines Road and Pangea Drive.  Please see map for directions.

http://chinasecuritystatetalk.brownpapertickets.com/

Deans Conference Room (#3106), UCSD's Graduate School of Policy and Strategy
International Lane, UCSD
La Jolla, CA 92093
United States

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Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

The Lion

San Diego’s Old Globe Theater welcomes to its intimate theater-in-the-round Harvard alumnus Ben Scheuer ’04, as he reflects musically on his turbulent life’s journey, and in particular his complicated relationship with his father, Rick Scheuer ’69.

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HCSD Art+Design Event series
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

HCSD Art+Design Event series

The Harvard Club of San Diego is proud to announce the Art + Design event series this fall. An initiative of HAA-Appointed Director Jennifer Luce, FAA (Harvard GSD ’94), the Art + Design event series connects Harvard’s alumni community with the flourishing Art and Design community in San Diego. harvard-art_mingei
Discover our City’s most treasured architecture, design, museums, and art collections with specially curated tours led by passionate experts in their field - many of whom are Harvard Alumni themselves!  Join us for the opening event of the Art + Design event series at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park on Friday, September 30th.  Space is limited, so register early!
Visit our webpage to check out the next monthly Book Club on 9/12, find info on our upcoming HCSD Happy Hour on 9/20, or sign up for a morning of volunteering and baseball at the Miracle League on 9/17.

See you at the next event!

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Apr
13
3:30 PM15:30

Your Genome: An Asset for You, Your Family and Society

Dawn loves a blank piece of paper to explore new opportunities to improve the human condition through technology. The Understand Your Genome® symposium was one such idea that empowered progressive thought leaders to explore to their genome as the most intimate way to experience and understand the opportunities and challenges in the personalized medicine.  Dawn is very interested in enabling engagements between individuals and researchers, and ultimately empowering individuals as researchers. In her talk she will be focusing on how your genome is an asset for you, your family and society. Dawn currently serves as the Vice President of Market Development at Illumina.

Click here to register

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After the Talks: Paris and Beyond
Feb
8
2:30 PM14:30

After the Talks: Paris and Beyond

The COP-21 agreement is a milestone achievement in the international effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  But much work remains to be done.  For an insider report on the COP-21 agreement and the path ahead, please join us as we host David Victor, Professor of International Relations at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UCSD and Director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation.

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The Physics of Free Will - A Lecture on Modern Cosmology
Oct
11
3:30 PM15:30

The Physics of Free Will - A Lecture on Modern Cosmology

  • Garren Auditorium, Biomedical Building, UCSD (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

UC San Diego astrophysicist Brian Keating presents cosmological observations that have revealed a mysterious universe, pointing to the startling possibility that our cosmos might be just the most insignificant speck of what is now called "the Multiverse." New telescopes such as the BICEP based in Antarctica hint at an infinite universe with the possibility of unimaginable fecundity, yet devoid of life other than here on Earth. Keating explores what this implies about free will in an infinite universe, with infinite degrees of freedom and choices.

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