Weekly Roundup – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jaha Dukureh, Robert Bullard

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week … Neil deGrasse Tyson has a long list of accomplishments- astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, author, television host … and now, New York Times crossword puzzle maker!   Jaha Dukureh is the subject of a new documentary film, called Jaha’s Promise. (Warning- …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Kathleen Hanna, Annie Leonard, Urvashi Vaid

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see who’s in the news this week —   Hip hop artist P.O.S. on Kathleen Hanna (who appears on his new album) -“There’s a lot of really cool parts of her as a person. She could be studied for the different movements she accidentally started.”   Head of Greenpeace USA Annie Leonard, …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Derrick Pitts, Lateefah Simon, Jaha Dukureh

Happy Thursday (this week only…)! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Congratulations to Derrick Pitts for being named a “Philadelphia Hero” by Mayor Kenney! Derrick’s enthusiasm for science and discovery has rubbed off on a generation of Philly schoolchildren (and their parents!).   Another great feature on Lateefah Simon for …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary Hirshberg, Robert Kirshner

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Neil deGrasse Tyson is amused to learn that NBA player Kyrie Irving thinks the world is flat. Well, so are we, for that matter …   Blue Apron, the quickly-growing meal/ingredient delivery service, has added Gary Hirshberg  (founder of Stonyfield Farms Yogurt) …Read More

Weekly Roundup – Neil Tyson edition

Happy Wednesday! Dr. Tyson’s the big name in the news this week —   Neil deGrasse Tyson wow’d them in Salt Lake City this week. His “An Astrophysicist Goes To The Movies” is one of his most requested lectures.   Shhh… it’s a big secret; Dr. Tyson spoke at the recent RSA Conference in San …Read More

Weekly Round Up – Steven Strogatz, Lateefah Simon, Kate Clinton

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week …   Steven Strogatz was one of the Cornell University faculty members who were recognized for excellent teaching of undergraduate students, and thus received the Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowship. WTG, Steven!   Lateefah Simon is using her new position on the BART Board …Read More

Weekly Roundup – The Neil deGrasse Tyson edition

Happy Wednesday!  Dr. Tyson has been the newsmaker of the week, so let’s see what he’s been up to:   Speaking to a packed house at Guilford College (NC) last week, Dr. Tyson sounded a warning about the threat facing the US due to increasing science illiteracy.   He amplifies his message about the dangers …Read More

Weekly Round Up- Steve Brodner, Annie Leonard, Robert Bullard

Happy Tuesday! (we’re a day early) Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   When it comes to editorial cartoon satire, how far is too far? Some people in Los Angeles think Steve Brodner went too far when the LA Times ran this illustration. What do you think?   Annie Leonard is …Read More

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