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Creating Festive Delicacies with Ellen Easton (SHS 1971)

When: December 2, 2018 1:00 pm
Where: NY Cake Academy

Just in time for the holidays. Learning from one of the tea industry’s leading experts, both the novice and experienced afternoon tea lover will benefit from author Ellen Easton’s (SHS 1971) concise information on the how-to’s of the artistry of afternoon tea. 

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Danielle Butin (SHS '81) TEDx Talk

Danielle Butin (SHS '81) invites you to her TEDx Talk "When Your Life Calling Calls," a reflective and honest journey, one of life changing and valuable insights. Danielle’s growth as a woman, healer and leader propelled the launch of the Afya Foundation, a global health organization with worldwide impact and recognition.

 

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Arena Stage to Honor Eve Ensler (SHS 1971) with American Artist Award

Arena Stage will present the American Artist Award to Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, activist and author Eve Ensler, one of Arena's Power Play commissioned artists. The award will be presented Wednesday, November 14, 2018 as part of the opening night celebration for the gold standard musical Anything Goes, directed by Molly Smith.

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NPR’s Mara Liasson (SHS 1973) at Free Speech Festival at FGCU

The Free speech. Free press. 2018 First Amendment Festival on Tuesday, Nov. 13 features NPR’s Mara Liasson, Fox News Channel’s Phil Keating, the News-Press’ Amy Bennett Williams, the Miami Herald’s Jeff Kleinman, FGCU’s Lyn Millner, CBS News’ Alex Pena and WGCU’s Rachel Iacovone. Its four events are designed to give the public the chance to engage with journalists on the state of the freedom of the press, free speech and access to information within the U.S.

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Jonathan Haidt (SHS1981), Professor of Ethical Leadership, on Generation Z Coming To The Workplace

From elite college campuses like Brown and Yale, professors are shunned by Generation Z students, born after 1995, for speech code violations they find offensive. Now, those students are entering the workforce.

The problem with today’s generation is that working with people who might disagree with your politics is defined as being part of a diverse community. Unless we find a way to harmonize our beliefs, the likelihood is that college unrest will spread to the workplace.

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Eve Ensler (SHS 1971) introduces James Lecesne at TMI fundraiser in Kingston

Eve Ensler, left, playwright, performer, feminist and activist best known for her play "The Vagina Monologues", introduces Academy Award-winning screenwriter, author, actor and co-founder of the Trevor Project James Lecesne, at the TMI Project Voices in Action 2018 Benefit and Storytelling Showcase at BSP in Uptown Kingston on Saturday night.

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Guitar Talk with John Leventhal (SHS 1970): Manhattan Address, Southern Sound

Like many Baby Boomers, guitarist, songwriter, and record producer John Leventhal (SHS 1960) reflects the musical influences he heard growing up. The Beatles, Doc Watson, Chet Atkins, Howlin’ Wolf, Curtis Mayfield, Clarence White, and many others color his playing and musical sensibilities. He’s a lifelong New Yorker, yet his guitar work has a rootsy sound and feel that seems to hark back to another place and time. 

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Elizabeth F. Fideler's (SHS 1960) "Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984): Activist, Pacifist, Reformer, Preservationist"

In a bygone era when twentieth-century Proper Bostonians mixed Beacon Hill formalities with countryside pleasures, Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984) defied the mores of her social set and got away with it. She was the epitome of everything expected and much that was scandalous. Known as a debutante, dancer, world traveler, and hostess, she was also an indefatigable activist, writer, lecturer, lobbyist, fundraiser, and opinion shaper--grande dame as well as proverbial little old lady in combat boots (footwear more appropriate to confrontation than tennis shoes).

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Grids : A selection of Paintings by Lynne Golob Gelfman (SHS 1962) at Perez Art Museum

Grids
Lynne Golob Gelfman 
Perez Art Museum Miami 
On view until April 21, 2019 

Driving to the Perez Art Museum Miami over the Venetian Causeway may resemble a clip from Grand Theft Auto but inside the museum Lynne Golob Gelfman's artwork quietly occupies space on its own terms within the skyscraper skyline. 

 

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Pam Allyn (SHS 1980) Joins Scholastic Education as Senior Vice President, Innovation & Development

Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, announced today that Pam Allyn is joining the Company as Senior Vice President, Innovation & Development, Scholastic Education. 

In this newly created role, Pam will serve as a key expert for Scholastic Education, providing ideas and feedback to editorial, publishing, and marketing staff based on best practices and insights from classrooms around the world. She will also partner with school districts to support literacy initiatives and speak at events—from professional development trainings to industry conferences—where she will share the importance of a focused approached to reading and writing instruction that brings joy to student learning while supporting educators.

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