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Broadcast date confirmed for acclaimed HBO miniseries CHERNOBYL , executive producer Carolyn Strauss (SHS 1981)

The drama which is already available via streaming platform Foxtel Now, dramatises the horrific 1986 nuclear accident and tells the story of the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster, while battling a culture of disinformation.

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All Scarsdale Alumni Reunion-Celebrating 100 Years of Scarsdale High School

The Scarsdale Alumni Association celebrated the 100 Year Anniversary of Scarsdale High School on Saturday, May 11th. Scarsdale alumni, administrators, and students gathered in the Scarsdale High School Auditorium followed by a networking reception at the Learning Commons.

“Scarsdale is one of the preeminent communities in the world,” said Zach Harrison, President of the Scarsdale Alumni Association. “It’s great to see so many alumni at this event to celebrate our 100 year anniversary.” Harrison encouraged alumni to promote their great experiences growing up in Scarsdale wherever they go “to ensure we continue to have great people choosing Scarsdale as their community for the next 100 years and beyond.”
 
The day started with a panel of distinguished Scarsdale alumni featuring Andrew Ross Sorkin, Andy Jassy, Lindsay Gottlieb and Jeffrey Hoffman who shared their inspiring life stories which started in Scarsdale. The panel was moderated by Heather Harrison. Proceeds from the event will go to fund scholarships for deserving Scarsdale students in need.
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Nasher Sculpture Center Acquires Nicole Eisenman's (SHS 1983) Sketch For A Fountain

The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas has announced that it will add artist Nicole Eisenman’s Sketch for a Fountain to its collection. Originally presented at Skulptur Projekte Münster in 2017, the playful work consists of five larger-than-life figures of indeterminate gender lounging and dozing around a basin of water. It was acquired through the Kaleta A. Doolin Acquisition Fund for Women Artists and a promised gift from the Green Family Collection.

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Richard Holbrooke (SHS 1958), the remarkable career of the celebrity diplomat and hyperactive emblem of the Pax Americana

From the early years of US involvement in Vietnam to the latter stages of the war on terror, the remarkable career of Richard Holbrooke spanned almost half a century before coming to a dramatic end just before Christmas 2010. Holbrooke was already something of a dying breed – a celebrity diplomat and hyperactive emblem of the Pax Americana that had emerged out of the Second World War but was already entering its twilight years. 

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Arena Stage's 2019 Gala Honors Nina Totenberg (SHS 1962) Featuring Kathleen Turner

Actor and performer Kathleen Turner headlined the Gala, with her one-woman cabaret. Arena Stage is excited to present the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to Nina Totenberg, in recognition of her ground-breaking reporting in the broadcast world and her continual support of the arts.

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The Truth About How Generation Z Handles Stress in the Workplace according to Jonathan Haidt (SHS 1981)

Growing up in a protective and mainly indoors environment surrounded by technology and social media (which has been linked to anxiety and depression) is likely a factor in the way that Gen Zers behave in the workplace, according to Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D., social psychologist, author, and professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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Join us in congratulating Carolyn Strauss (SHS 1981) on Game of Thrones Series All-Time HBO Record

Last night, the Game of Thrones series finale was watched by a record 19.3 million viewers across HBO’s platforms, exceeding the previous series high of 18.4 million viewers from last week. In addition, the episode scored the most-watched single telecast record on HBO ever, with 13.6 million viewers for the 9:00 p.m. airing. 

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Douglas Rushkoff (SHS 1979) on why he thinks the internet and social media are harmful to humans.

 Douglas Rushkoff, author, explains why he thinks the internet and social media are harmful to humans on The Economist podcast.

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'We need to make learning more available and adaptive' Dan Rosensweig, CEO and president of Chegg

With America’s student debt crisis reaching its highest point ever at over $1.5 trillion, the growing costs to attend a traditional four-year college or university is top of mind. America’s education system as a whole is far too complex and intersected with other socio-economic factors for there to be easy fixes to this problem, Dan Rosensweig, CEO and president of Chegg, an educational resource company that started out offering online textbook rentals, said in an interview on Yahoo Finance’s On the Move.

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Dr. Daniel Schacter (SHS 1970) On Walking Backwards

Are you a bit of a forgetful type? Do you regularly do the classic "I've put it down, but I can't remember exactly where?" Well you are absolutely not alone. Many people suffer from short-term memory loss so finding ways to tackle it is an important and a low key vital part of life. Low key as in, lower time spent looking for keys, am I right? Anyhow those bright scientific minds have been doing all the slog so you don't have to. A new study has found that walking backwards can improve your short-term memory.

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