Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Steven Strogatz’

Weekly Roundup: Dr. Steven Strogatz, Hassan Abbas, Dr. Charles Johnson

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Hope everyone is having a festive fall week! Check out the latest news from a few of our speakers making headlines:

 

This month, Steven Strogatz celebrates the hundredth anniversary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity with his article in the New Yorker. But can we truly understand what Einstein actually accomplished, and how?  Let Dr. Strogatz enlighten you!

 

Professor of International Security Studies at the National Defense University Hassan Abbas has an important piece on the US policy of containing ISIS. Head over to foreignpolicy.com to stay informed on this crucial issue facing our world today.

 

We are offering big congratulations this week to Dr. Charles Johnson, whose story “The Weave” will appear in the prestigious 2016 “Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses” anthology! Take a sneak peek and get some more info from Professor Johnson’s home school publication UW Today.

 

There you have it for the week! Have a peacful holiday, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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Weekly Roundup: Kyle Thiermann, Susan Douglas, Dr. Steven Strogatz

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Here’s the latest news from some of our inspiring speakers:

 

Check out this video from The Inertia in which pro surfer Kyle Thiermann “redefines cool” by pursuing his passion for the environment.  Truly an inspiration!

 

Then head on over to inthesetimes.com where Susan Douglas shares her thoughts on Josh Gamson’s “deeply moving and smart new book,” Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship and inspires us to acknowledge the diverse ways to share and celebrate love.

 

Finally, congratulations are in order for Dr. Steven Strogatz, winner of the 64th annual Joseph Priestly award, presented by Dickinson College to a “distinguished scientist whose work has contributed to the welfare of humanity.” Read about this great honor here. Thank you for all your amazing work Dr. Strogatz!

 

That’s all for this week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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Trending Now: Kate Clinton, Lilly Ledbetter, Steven Strogatz

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Here are the latest updates from our speakers who have been making headlines

 

Check out the roundup of the annual Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) Summer Party featuring comedian and political humorist Kate Clinton as auctioneer, and listen here to her discuss LGBT advancement in politics today.

 

Alabama native Lilly Ledbetter will join The League of Women Voters of East Alabama to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, where she will speak on her groundbreaking achievement at their Women’s Equality Day fundraiser celebration.

 

Award-winning math professor Steven Strogatz shares his illuminating point of view on the Aspen Ideas Festival’s interesting question: Is Math important? The answers will surprise you!

 

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Weekly Round Up: Kathleen Hanna, Dr. Steven Strogatz, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Here are the latest updates from our speakers who have been making headlines:

 

Here’s what The Guardian had to say about the feminist punk legend Kathleen Hanna’s long-awaited return to the UK stage!

 

According to new research by mathematician  Dr. Steven Strogatz, the classic dispute settling game Rock-paper-scissors may explain evolutionary ‘games’ in nature.

 

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson  says  that a militarized space race between the United States and China would spark innovation comparable to what was seen decades before, rekindling the flames of innovation.

 

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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.

 

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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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What’s Trending Now: Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Happy Earth Day Everyone!  Our environmental change makers are speaking around the world today encouraging communities to take action to protect the planet we live on.   What’s the one thing you’ve done this year to create change?  Was it hard to do?

 

In other news,  Spin.com recounts the busy year of riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna and raves about her band’s newest release, “Brightside“.

 

Check out Math Horizons interview with acclaimed mathematician, writer, and teacher, Dr. Steven Strogatz.

 

Bustle.com wrestles with the age old question: is Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson the sexiest astrophysicist alive?

 

Renowned novelist David Guterson plays a special role in this story of one person helping another – truly inspirational.

 

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


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What’s Trending Now!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

We hope that everyone has been enjoying Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Can’t wait until next Sunday? Check out the trailer for episode 3 here!

 

Looking to enhance your Cosmos experience? Download the official Cosmos app from the app store for breathtaking imagery, unique videos and additional exclusive content.

 

Yesterday, storm chaser Warren Faidley wished everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day with this epic pic:

 

Faidely St. Patty's Day

 

Activist-surfer Kyle Thiermann releases the newest installment of his Surfing for Change film series. The latest film, Pro Surfers vs. GMOs, explores the heated battle over genetically engineered seed testing taking place on the Hawaiian Islands.

 

Bloomberg Business Week discusses Ethiopian Church Forests with Dr. Margaret Lowman.

 

Author and mathematician, Dr. Steven Strogatz joins Science Friday to celebrate Pi Day!

 

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