Weekly Round Up: Stephanie Coontz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Amber Madison

Happy Thursday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week.   Ever wonder how the 25th wedding anniversary became the ‘silver’?  Stephanie Coontz will fill you in.   Here’s a sneak peek at Neil deGrasse Tyson and family, from this coming Sunday’s “Celebrity Family Feud”. They’re an enthusiastic bunch!   Amber Madison has …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Robert Kirshner, Jessica Valenti

Happy Wednesday! An abbreviated blog post for an abbreviated week!   The coming solar eclipse (August 21) will sweep across the US from Oregon to South Carolina. If you are in the path of totality, or even if you’re not, you do NOT want to look directly at the sun!  Regular sunglasses will not help …Read More

Weekly Update: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Steve Brodner, Jessica Valenti

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Lots of great reviews coming in on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new book Astrophysics for People in A Hurry, and a great example is this one.  My favorite part is in the author note at the bottom of the article: “J. Kemper Campbell, …Read More

Weekly Update: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lateefah Simon, Jessica Valenti

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week –   Neil deGrasse Tyson will be making a cameo in the upcoming Futurama feature film… along with Stephen Hawking, Bill Nye, and George Takei. Check out the clip here.   While on the subject, we should mention that Dr. Tyson’s new …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Steve Strogatz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stacy Malkan

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Steve Strogatz is leading an effort at Cornell University to improve math communications. “Mathematicians are notoriously bad at [communication],” said Strogatz…“We’re writing on the board, with our back to the audience – it’s like they don’t even need to be there as …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jianli Yang, Bruce Campbell

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week …   Neil deGrasse Tyson continues his book tour next Monday in Charlotte, and he gave the local paper a free-wheeling interview in advance.   Chinese democracy activist Jianli Yang talks about the legacy of the Tiananmen Square “tank man”.   Bruce Campbell …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Charles Johnson, Derrick Pitts

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:   Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will be unveiling a space strategy game at ES this week! Heads up, gamers!   It’s an honor for a speaker to be asked to deliver a ‘named’ lecture at a University. So it’s a very, very great …Read More

Weekly Round Up: Spencer Overton, Charles Johnson, Bob Reiss

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week –   A great leader in the African American community recently passed. Eddie N. Williams founded the Joint Center for Political and Economy Studies, the first African American “think tank”. Spencer Overton, the current head of the center, said “Today as the Joint …Read More