Heidelberg University Association

HAUS 13th National Meeting

Group shot of
          virtual Kaffeeklatsch


The global COVID-19 pandemic may have kept us #zuHAUSe this year, but it did not keep HAUS from meeting. HAUS members from around the U.S. and Germany joined in the virtual event series that made up the HAUS 13th National Meeting. Some events echoed those of previous HAUS national meetings, but we were also able to take advantage of the virtual format to expand our offerings. We enjoyed gathering with our alumni community to celebrate the good 'old days spent at Ruperto Carola and learn about all of the exciting new developments on the horizon at Universität Heidelberg.

Thank you to everyone who joined us!


Friday, October 2

HAUS National Meeting Kick-Off Cocktail Reception

BYOB(everage) and join fellow HAUS members for a casual, festive, cocktail-style opening event.

Sunday, October 4

Internationale Kaffeestunde

Wir möchten ganz herzlich alle Alumni der Universität Heidelberg zu einer internationalen Kaffeestunde einladen. Dies ist eine großartige Gelegenheit sich mit Ehemaligen der Universität Heidelberg aus aller Welt auszutauschen. Wir freuen uns, wenn wir Sie zu einem Kaffee oder Aperitif, je nach Ihrer Tageszeit, begrüßen dürfen. Unsere Kaffeestunde ist eine kostenlose virtuelle Veranstaltung und wird auf Deutsch stattfinden.

October 8

A "Law and Order" Election: The Criminal Justice System and Political Discourse

In current polls, the criminal justice system is one of the top three issues Americans are concerned about in the upcoming elections. Heidelberg University Association and American Council on Germany are proud to feature Staten Island NY District Attorney, former U. S. Congressman, and Heidelberg alumnus Michael McMahon in conversation with Annett Meiritz, a U.S. Correspondent for the Handelsblatt Media Group based in Washington DC. Please join us for a discussion on the unprecedented way in which decisions being made by local police and prosecutors are taking on a national dimension.

Watch the conversation

Friday, October 9

Resume vs. Lebenslauf Writing

Applying for jobs in Germany and the U.S. typically requires documents with different conventions. Friend of Heidelberg University Association Katie Novy will walk attendees through the basics of each document to help them put their best foot forward for their next job application.

Saturday, October 10

HAUS Jahreshauptversammlung

Annual HAUS business meeting with updates on HAUS activities and the latest news from Universität Heidelberg. Speakers include HAUS President Kathleen Lance, Vice-Rector for International Affairs Prof. Dr. Marc-Philippe Weller, and Amanda Daquila and Melanie Grossmann of Heidelberg University Association.

Annual Report by Kathleen Lance
Presentation by Prof. Dr. Weller

Wednesday, October 14

 Election Experts: Predicting the Transatlantic Future (Wunderbar Webinar)

Upcoming elections in the United States and Germany will have an impact on the relationship between the two countries. Heidelberg alumnus Dr. Steven Sokol will moderate an expert panel of German and U.S. policymakers and analysts to discuss possible outcomes and and the future of the transatlantic relationship. The lecture was organized in collaboration with alumni of German-American exchange programs as part of the Wunderbar Webinars under the auspices of Wunderbar Together 2020.

Video coming soon!

Thursday, October 15

The Latest from Heidelberg Alumni International

HAI staff joins us from Heidelberg for updates from the world of Uni Heidelberg alumni community.
Presentation by Silke Rodenberg 

Universität Heidelberg Neck Gaiter

Instead of the usual T-shirt, we have official Uni Heidelberg Multifunktionstücher for the 2020 HAUS National Meeting. Great for working out, masking up, and much more.

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HAUS Membership Drive

Do you know someone who spent at least a semester in Heidelberg who is in the U.S. or from the U.S.? Please invite them to join HAUS and share the registration link below!

Register for HAUS here




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Heidelberg University Association
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New York, NY 10017
Phone: 1-212-758-3324
E-mail: Info(at)HeidelbergUniversity.us

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