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Celebration of Teaching & Learning 2010: Queen Latifah

Celebration of Teaching & Learning 2010: Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah conducts a conversation with a group of outstanding urban high school students and invites them to share their perspectives on school, community, peers, family, and future. The Celebration—presented by THIRTEEN and WLIW21—is a premier professional development conference that brings together the world’s best thinkers, practitioners, and more than 8,500 educators to share their [...]

Posted: Aug 26th, 2010 | Comments: 2
Where Does Life Begin?

Where Does Life Begin?

Together artist and astrobiologist construct an organism and a conversation using ZOOB, a building toy designed by Michael Joaquin Grey and inspired by biological and social networks. For the past twenty years, Michael Joaquin Grey has been creating work that extends and plays with the boundaries of art, science, and media. His investigations revolve around [...]

Posted: May 26th, 2010 | Comments: 0
Not Now, Voyager: A Memoir

Not Now, Voyager: A Memoir

Taped at Temple Israel, May 13, 2009 Speakers: Lynne Sharon Schwartz: Author: Not Now, Voyager running time: 1 hour 4 minutes Lynne Sharon Schwartz in Not Now, Voyager presents a provocative memoir exploring the meaning of travel—what we seek, what we find, and how we learn about who we really are. Schwartz, who has published [...]

Posted: Jun 25th, 2009 | Comments: 1
Grading New York City’s Schools

Grading New York City’s Schools

Isn’t receiving a grade of an F bad thing? In 2006 New York City–the largest school district in the United States–adopted a progress report system grading city schools from A to F. This program remains controversial. Hear opinions from Marcus Winters, Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute; Jonah Rockoff, Faculty Research Fellow at the National [...]

Posted: Nov 11th, 2008 | Comments: 2
Linda Nochlin on the Goals of Art Criticism

Linda Nochlin on the Goals of Art Criticism

The goals of art history differ from the goals of art criticism. Professor Linda Nochlin, art historian and Professor of Modern Art at New York University, addresses these differences. Her recent publications include Women in the 19th Century: Categories and Contradictions (1997), and Representing Women (1999).This event was cosponsored by the Vera List Center for [...]

Posted: Nov 10th, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Historians have recently uncovered the Hemings family, who had close blood ties with President Thomas Jefferson’s family. Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor at New York Law School and Rutgers University, and Brent Staples, an editorial writer for The New York Times discuss the origins of the Hemings family in Virginia in the 1700s until the death [...]

Posted: Oct 14th, 2008 | Comments: 1
James Madison and the Constitution

James Madison and the Constitution

He was a delegate to the Continental Congress, the Father of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, a founder of his party, and one of the first presidents of the United States. Yet James Madison remains relatively uncelebrated. Three experts discuss Madison’s enormous achievements and his legacy, and debate why he has so often [...]

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2008 | Comments: 2
Michael Bérubé: Academic Freedom and its Discontents

Michael Bérubé: Academic Freedom and its Discontents

Michael Bérubé explores conservative complaints about liberal “bias” at America’s universities and the fate of the liberal-arts education. Michael Bérubé is the Paterno Professor in English Literature and Science, Technology, and Society at Pennsylvania State University; his most recent books are What’s Liberal About the Liberal Arts?: Classroom Politics and “Bias” in Higher Education and [...]

Posted: Sep 5th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Breaking Ground with Bill T. Jones: Harlem, Cultural Capital: Naming The Future

Breaking Ground with Bill T. Jones: Harlem, Cultural Capital: Naming The Future

What is the future of Harlem as a cultural capital? Bill T. Jones moderates the third in Breaking Ground, a series of Harlem community dialogues. Bill T. Jones is the co-founder and artistic director of the Arnie Zane Dance Company. Participants include Omar Freilla, Green Workers Cooperative founder; Bakari Kitwana, author; Voza Rivers, executive producter [...]

Posted: Jun 18th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Can Mayoral Control Fix Broken Urban School Districts?

Can Mayoral Control Fix Broken Urban School Districts?

Five years ago, the state control of the school system over to Mayor Bloomberg. Soon they must decide whether to extend that power to future administrations. What is the track record of mayoral control — and should it continue after 2009? Keynote speaker is Joel I. Klein, Chancellor, Department of Education, New York City. Panelists [...]

Posted: Mar 25th, 2008 | Comments: 0
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