Michael Allen Fox (SHS class of ’58) recently published ¨Understanding Peace: A Comprehensive Introduction¨ (New York: Routledge, 2014). This book, his seventh, fills the need for an original, contemporary examination of peace that is challenging, informative, and empowering, and that reflectively integrates material from many fields of knowledge.
Fully documented and written in an accessible style, Understanding Peace moves beyond fixation on war to highlight the human capacity for nonviolent cooperation in everyday life and in conflict situations. After numerous ideas about war and explaining its heavy costs to humans, animals, and the environment, the discussion then turns to the evidence of the existence of peaceful societies. Further topics include the role of nonviolence in history, the nature of violence and aggression, and the theory and practice of nonviolence.Read more
Lindsay Gottlieb, a Scarsdale native, is the award-winning Head Coach of the University of California’s women’s basketball team, the Golden Bears. She will be giving a talk as part of the Scarsdale Sunday Speaker Series entitled ¨A Coaching Life¨ this Sunday, May 18th at 3pm at the Scarsdale Women´s Club: 37 Drake Road, Scarsdale, New York.
After her stellar career as an athlete/scholar at Scarsdale High School, Lindsay received her B.A. degree in political science from Brown University in 1999 and her Masters of Philosophy, Education degree from Syracuse University in 2001. In 2013, during her second year as Head Coach of the Golden Bears, Lindsay brought her team to the NCAA Final Four after leading her team to a 17-1 conference record. Lindsay was a finalist for the Naismith National Coach of the Year Award, and was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year. In 2014, her team made it to the Second Round of the NCAA tournament.
Gottlieb is a recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Scarsdale High School Alumni award.Read more
Seasoned author Bruce Lansky (SHS ’58), will be publishing the first in a series of three Picture Reading books, which are books that provide a “short-cut to reading” for preschoolers who haven’t learned how to read yet. How does it work? The stories are told completely in pictures—without any words. Thus, 3-year-olds can read and understand the pictures, follow and enjoy the story, and tell the story. Early Birdy Gets the Worm, the first book in the series, will be published on April 1st. May 6th is the publication date for Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons, which is the only (hence the funniest) remedial reading book ever published.Read more
Ian Shapiro´s book, Green Building Illustrated, recently published on February 18th, introduces us to the innovative field of green building design and construction, and also includes a variety of new approaches to green building design. Green Building Illustrated was written by Ian M. Shapiro and was illustrated by the legendary architect Francis D.K. Ching.
Shapiro and Ching offer a graphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexities of sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically. From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover all aspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailed strategies to design buildings that are substantively green. The book begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, the theories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to a comprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include site selection, passive design using building shape, water conservation, ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impact materials, and much more.Read more
Former SHS go-er Alice Sach Zimet and her extensive photography collection were featured in the February 2014 issue of Art+Auction in a beautiful, 7-page spread of Alice´s Art Deco-inspired home in Manhattan highlighting some of her prized pieces. The 200 works that she has accumulated over the years are mostly in black and white, although there are several pieces with vibrant colors, such as Robert Capa’s revered 1948 image of Pablo Picasso shielding a promenading Françoise Gilot with a parasol. Beyond the stunning and varied works she has collected over the years, of which many are featured and discussed within the Art+Auction piece, Zimet also sits on a number of boards and and is actively involved with the collections committees of the International Center of Photography and the Harvard Art Museums.Read more
In Professor Barbara Winslow´s biography: Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change, Westview Press, she explores the life of a trailblazing feminist who was the first African American woman elected to Congress, and the first African American and the first woman to run for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency. In an article reviewing the book in the Brooklyn Paper, Winslow states “this is the first really scholarly biography of Chisholm, it’s a historic look at her life and accomplishments and relies on materials that have not been used before.”Read more
Oxford University Press published The Oxford Map Companion, a collection of 100 maps accompanied by Historian Seed´s scholarly descriptions and commentary. A third of these maps had never before been published, including a Hebrew constellation map from 1360. The collection--which includes many never-before published maps--spans a broad spectrum of human time and cultural diversity. It also features a wide range of map types from every continent, including stick charts, porcelain maps, maps created on sealskin, celestial maps, powder-horn and buckskin maps, silk "escape maps," radio maps, ordnance surveys, subway maps, and maps of the Internet.Read more
Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) is the world’s largest membership for professional learning and expertise, partnering with organizations seeking targeted connections to insights by providing access to a global network of over 375,000 experts. In 2013, GLG launched their Social Impact Fellows program, which leverages their global network and services in support of innovative, high-impact nonprofits and social enterprises and their leaders. Zecki Dossal (SHS ´98), currently a SVP at GLG, shared a new component of this initiative with us -- a Fellowship-type program for small to mid-size nonprofits and social enterprises, an exciting opportunity for the right leader and the right organization.Read more
The renowned publication, Artribune, of Italy conducted an interview with poet, writer, American avant-garde artist, critic and curator Richard Kostelanetz (SHS ´58), highlighting his latest project entitled ¨More Wordship¨ and exploring what drove its conception, as well as detailing other parts of Kostelanetz´s background: where he came from, his jump across the Atlantic to Europe and his future plans. Readers beware: the article is in Italian, thus best-suited for the literary not-faint-of-heart and those with Google Translate on hand.Read more
Bolly Newquist, or perhaps as you might know her under her pen name of Holly Nugent, published a book last June entitled ¨Secrets of Saavy Gals Who Have It All¨. Newquist´s book explores the art of being a gal, explaining that it is only ¨when you learn its secrets [that] you become savvy [and that] when you put them into practice you become amazingly exceptional.¨ She goes on in further detail, explaining that once learning these secrets ¨you will learn exactly how to ooze charm with everyone, be at home in every setting, at ease in any conversation, totally self confident. You'll look fabulous and desirable always. You'll have zest for life, eager to share your delightful persona with friends old and new. Success in everything you do will follow, bringing you pride, happiness and contentment. You need to learn these secrets so the hopes of your heart can actually come true. Learn these rules. Use them to get what you want out of life. Yes, Savvy Gals do have it all and so can you! That is the remarkable promise this book offers you.¨Read more