Posts Tagged ‘David Quammen’

Trending now: David Quammen, Charles Johnson, Ted Conover

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!  Here is what a few of our speakers have been up to:

 

Discussing the NY Prison break over at CNN, Ted Conover describes how one decent snitch could hold the key.

 

Slowly, West Africa is prying itself free from the grip of the Ebola virus. Krys Boyd talks about why it’s tough for scientists to track the virus once an outbreak ends with David Quammen, who writes about the topic in the July issue of National Geographic.

 

Check out Marc Conner’s thoughtful review of Charles Johnson’s latest work Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice.

 

That’s all for this week — be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest!


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Trending Now: Dr. Steven Strogatz, Bruce Campbell, David Quammen

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Check out the latest updates from some of our awesome speakers and change-makers:

 

Head over to i09 and see what Dr. Steven Strogatz calls “proof by clementine”.

 

CONtv, a new channel dedicated to the Comic-Con circuit launching in February, has tapped Bruce Campbell to host a new game show, “Last Fan Standing.”

 

The Earth Island Journal reviews David Quammen’s latest work, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic.

 

That’s all for this week —  Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest!


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Trending Now: Dr. Derrick Pitts, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dr. Steven Strogatz

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Dr. Derrick Pitts of The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, breaks down the Philae comet landing and explains why it’s an important step for the scientific community.

 

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson separates fact from fiction in the hot new space movie, Interstellar.

 

Utilizing a new method for classroom math instruction, Dr. Steven Strogatz aims for his students to have “genuine math experiences”.

 

From bats to horses, from insects to chimpanzees, a lot of deadly viruses originated in an animal host. The TellMeProject sits down with science writer David Quammen to discuss the stories of these viruses.

 

Finally, we leave you with the great news that Starz will be making a new Evil Dead TV Show! Original franchise director Sam Raimi will executive produce the series and Bruce Campbell will star, reprising his iconic career-making role as Ash.

 

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Trending Now: David Quammen, Steven Strogatz, Daisy Hernandez

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Get the latest from our speakers with this collection of good reads from around the web:

 

The New York Times reviews famed science writer David Quammen’s timely new release.  “In  Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus, Mr. Quammen puts the frightening reality of Ebola — and the heightened language and hyperbole surrounding it — into perspective.”

 

At the Chaos Ball (which has lovingly been called the geekiest event of the season) mathematician and speaker Steven Strogatz has a lively onstage discussion on chaos theory with science enthusiast Alan Alda.

 

Daisy Hernández grew up between cultures as a first-generation American child of a working-class Colombian mother and Cuban father. Head over to North Carolina Public Radio and listen as host Frank Stasio talks to Hernández about her life and work.

 

Feminist activist and author Jessica Valenti, writing at The Guardian, reminds readers that “The freedom to have fun, make mistakes and participate in some youthful irresponsibility shouldn’t be limited to boys”.

 

Kathleen Hanna, the onetime leader of the riot grrrl band Bikini Kill, sits down for an interview witth SFGate ahead of her performance at the Fillmore Theatre.

 

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The Ebola Post: Read what leading experts have to say

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

These days, if you turn on the TV or radio or read a newspaper, you’re bound to see something about Ebola. Here’s what two experts –Sonia Shah and David Quammen– have to say:

 

Coming to U.S. book stores in October 2014

 

Quammen gives readers a bigger picture of the current Ebola outbreak in his newest book, writing,

 

…”it’s already ten times larger in terms of case fatalities—ten times more punishing to Africans, ten times more scary and befuddling to people around the world—than any single outbreak of an ebolavirus (there are five kinds) during the previous known history of the disease.”

 

By drawing on his own field research in African forests to discover the historical, geographic and scientific aspects of Ebola, Quammen feeds not only readers’ awareness of information but rather their rich knowledge surrounding what our world is currently facing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sonia’s presentation on the spread of Cholera

 

Last month, Sonia Shah presented “Rethinking New Diseases,” at TedMed 2014 in Washington, DC. Shah loves talking about the the past, present, and future of cholera and other emerging infectious diseases and never ignores the opportunity to do so with the public. If you want to get some firsthand Sonia-knowledge, check out a free event at the New York Academy of Medicine where she’ll be discussing Cholera alongside Doctors Without Borders using the brand-new beautiful graphics we’ve shared above.

 

What else is trending? Wade Davis  was the keynote speaker at the Diversity Conference this past week at the College at Brockport and Dr. Charles Johnson has this new cartoon to keep you thinking about the power of education (below).

 

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Trending now: David Quammen, Enrique Morones, Gary Hirshberg

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Here is the latest from our speakers who are making headlines:

 

Enrique Morones, the founder and executive director of Border Angels, an organization which supplies food and water to the many undocumented immigrants, speaks about the border crises and how we can stop it.

 

Gary Hirshberg,  co-founder of organic yogurt company Stonyfield Farm, talks with Inc. Magazine about what company founders must do in order to grow.

 

Speaker and National Geographic writer David Quammen is researching the Yellowstone region for a special issue of the magazine to be released in 2015.  In its 126-year history, this is the first time the magazine will have devoted an entire issue to one subject.

 

Ebony Magazine has named speaker Wade Davis as one of the top 10 Black LGBT trailblazers on the rise.

 

Head over to Progressive.org to read Claudia Dreifus’ interview with Nadine Gordimer.

 

Check out the latest adventure from Emery Jones – Boy Science Wonder.

 

That’s all for us — be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Trending Now: David Quammen, Wade Davis, Annie Leonard

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Here’s the latest from some of our speakers who are making headlines:

 

Greenpeace USA has announced new leadership, tapping filmmaker, author, environmental activist and speaker Annie Leonard to serve as its next executive director.

 

Wade Davis, executive director of the You Can Play Project, speaks with PEOPLE Magazine as part of their exclusive portfolio of gay athletes in professional sports.

 

In response to the recent outbreak of the MERS virus, Spillover author David Quammen sits down with National Geographic to discuss the rise of zoonotic diseases and why they spread.

 

The Huffington Post welcomes Kathleen Hanna’s return to the spotlight and examines “9 Things Riot Grrrl Lyrics Can Teach You About Life”.

 

Don’t miss the latest adventure from Emery Jones Boy Science Wonder.

 

That’s all for us – be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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Weekly Round-up: Thanks for a great NACA Convention!

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

It has been wonderful seeing all of our NACA friends this week! If you’re at the convention here in Boston and haven’t had a chance to stop by and see us at booth D1217, we’ll be there this afternoon!

 

On March 9th at 9:00PM ET, Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, will premiere on all 90 National Geographic Channels as well as 120 Fox-branded channels in over 180 countries —  making this the largest global launch ever for a TV series. Check out the official trailer here!

 

Speaking of Nat Geo, over at National Geographic.com this week David Quammen writes a piece exploring the critical role horses have played throughout human history.

 

In celebration of Black History Month, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez introduces us to some notable men and women of African descent who made great achievements in science, technology and engineering.

 

Fifty years ago this week, the House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act. At CNN.com Stephanie Coontz reflects on the progress that has been made and the many problems which still persist.

 

Why does Superman have a headache? Check out the latest from The Adventures of Emery Jones Boy Science Wonder to find out.

 

Be sure to check back on Friday for our weekly video!


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