The Calculus of Friendship: Steve Strogatz and Alan Alda

Join renowned actor Alan Alda and author Steven Strogatz at the 92nd Street Y for a touching and humorous discussion about Strogatz’s remarkable relationship with his calculus teacher. Chronicled in more than 30 years of letters between them, the pair take refuge from life’s challenges in the haven of calculus and each other. Learn more …Read More

Video Friday (Again): "The Calculus of Friendship"

Sure, we’ve already posted a Friday video. But we couldn’t resist sharing this great clip of Steven Strogatz discussing the calculus of friendship. Be sure to look for his new book, “The Calculus of Friendship,” due out this fall. Learn more about Steven Strogatz at JodiSolomonSpeakers/StevenStrogatz.

Video Friday: Interview with Jessica Valenti

* Favorite Quote: “Activism can really change your life for the better.” – Jessica Valenti To learn more about Jessica or “The Purity Myth,” please visit or (And be sure to tune in to CNN today around noon for an interview with the fabulous Ntozake Shange!)

Tipping Point in Tehran

Tipping Point in Tehran: A Gathering Opposition Faces a Weakened Regime by Robin Wright Washington Post July 14, 2009 “How much has changed for Iran in one occasionally breathtaking month. The erratic uprising is becoming as important as the Islamic revoluti on 30 years ago — and not only for Iran. Both redefined political action …Read More


Manhattanhenge is the biannual occurence when the sun aligns with the east-west streets of Manhattan’s main street grid. The term was coined by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Photo is the Wall Street Journal Photo of the Day.

We’re Talking Stars, Immigration, and Current Events

Did you hear? Our friend Neil deGrasse Tyson is now the host, alongside comedian Lynne Koplitz, of Star Talk Radio Show, the first and only popular commercial radio program devoted to all things space. You can hear the show on Sundays at noon on KTLK AM 1150 (Los Angeles) or Sundays at 2PM on Big …Read More

In Memory of Samantha Fargo

Jodi Solomon Speakers Bureau would like to take a moment to remember Samantha Fargo, a fierce, bright and beautiful 12-year old who passed away on Wednesday. Her armor was continually tested fighting mitochondrial and asperger’s disorder. We know her light will forever burn bright in her family’s hearts. And we would also like to thank …Read More

Greening Your Campus

No single issue is as important to “Millennial” college students as the environment. It’s the one issue that transcends political inclination, religious affiliation, race, and gender. As a direct result, many universities are actively creating sustainability initiatives involving every campus constituency! Residence halls, physical plant staffs, food service management, faculty and staff all are seeking …Read More