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Inventor, author Kurzweil to speak at Penn State
Centre Daily Times - Inventor and best-selling author Ray Kurzweil will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium as part of the 2010-11 Student Programming Association Distinguished Speakers Series.

Kurzweil is the author of four national best-sellers including “The Age of Spiritual Machines” and “The Singularity is Near.” He is ranked No. 8 on Forbes Inc. magazine’s entrepreneurs and was named one of “16 Revolutionaries Who Made America” by PBS.

Among Kurzweil’s accomplishments is being the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, omni-font optical character recognition system and print-to-speech reading machine for the blind.
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Posted 10/22/2010 12:10:05 PM | Permalink
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NS Mayport Hosts Best-Selling Author
MayportMirror - Best-selling author and child-abuse survivor Dave Pelzer will speak during a special event on April 6 at NS Mayport Ocean Breeze Conference Center. Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring the event as part of its month-long recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pelzer is the author of "A Child Called 'It'," his autobiography detailing his life as an abused child.

He nearly died several times by the hands of his mentally disturbed alcoholic mother. Pelzer's case was identified as one of the most gruesome and extreme cases of child abuse in California's then history. At age 12 Dave
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Wolfgang Puck to Open Ritz-Carlton Restaurant
by Richard Guzmán, City Editor,LA Downtown News Online - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck will add to his L.A. Live presence with a new restaurant set to open inside the Ritz-Carlton, the hotel announced today.

The chef, who also runs the Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill at the $2.5 billion L.A. Live in South Park, will open WP24 by Wolfgang Puck on the 24th floor of the hotel. The restaurant will feature Asian fare, a wine cave and two private dining rooms.

“Given my longstanding relationship with the city of Los Angeles, it is an honor to continue my involvement with the renaissance of Downtown, especially L.A. Live,”
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Posted 3/2/2010 12:03:33 AM | Permalink
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Motivational Speaker John Hersey To Unlock Leadership Secrets in Interview with International Best-Selling Author, John Assaraf
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Motivational speaker will sit down with The Secret's best-selling author and business coach, John Assaraf, to find out the real secrets behind his business coaching success.

Fountain Hills, AZ -- John Hersey, world-renowned motivational and leadership speaker, will delve into the secrets behind  John Assaraf's success in an exclusive, upcoming one-on-interview. An international best-selling author, speaker and entrepreneur, Assaraf's popularity as a motivational business coach landed him a cameo appearance in the highly-acclaimed book and movie, The Secret.

Assaraf is also the founder of OneCoach, a company committed to helping entrepreneurs and professionals grow their small business revenues so they can achieve
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The Smart Set

Halfway Back to Worcester
The Smart Set
The industry wants the bowling center to be a destination for families — hence the development of kid-friendly features such as bumper bowling and glow bowling. It means live music, gastropub fare, waitresses on roller skates bringing cocktails to ...

Washington Post

The real scandal the DNC should avoid
Washington Post
By Lara Putnam and Robert D. Putnam By Lara Putnam and Robert D. Putnam. Opinions. November 10, 2017. Lara Putnam is UCIS research professor in the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh. Robert D. Putnam is professor of public policy at ...

Toledo Blade

Do you believe in God? Numbers say fewer Ohioans, Michiganders do
Toledo Blade
She said one of the possible explanations lies in a 2010 book called American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. In it, authors David E. Campbell and Robert D. Putnam argue the counter-culture revolution of the '60s has led to many changes in ...

New York Times

The Walls We Won't Tear Down
New York Times
But in recent decades, as Robert D. Putnam, a political scientist at Harvard, notes in his book “Our Kids,” “while race-based segregation has been slowly declining, class-based segregation has been increasing.” In fact, Professor Putnam says, “a kind ...

New York Times

'Our Kids,' by Robert D. Putnam
New York Times
Robert D. Putnam is technically a Harvard social scientist, but a better description might be poet laureate of civil society. In successive versions of “Bowling Alone” (as a 1995 article and an instant-classic book), Putnam argued, to bipartisan ...

PBS NewsHour

Opinion: America needs big ideas to heal our divides. Here are three.
PBS NewsHour
American democratic institutions are under attack — with presidential insults slung at the independent judiciary, allegations of “fake news” and “alternative facts” undercutting public understanding of key issues, partisan gerrymandering and political ...

The Guardian

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D Putnam review – concerned, scholarly
The Guardian
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D Putnam review – concerned, scholarly. The gap between haves and have-nots was economic. Now it's social, too, and a new apartheid stalks America. Richard Reeves. Mon 20 Apr 2015 02.30 EDT Last modified ...

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

NICK JIMENEZ: Racism's face disturbingly youthful
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
The sociologist Robert D. Putnam has noted that interfaith marriages have been on the rise since the 1960s. Before the 60s, about 20 percent of marriages were between partners of different faiths. Now about 45 percent of couples are in interfaith ...

Washington Post

Book review: 'Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis' by Robert D. Putnam
Washington Post
In the late 1950s, Robert Putnam, the distinguished social scientist whose “Bowling Alone” (2000) has become one of the most influential books of our time, lost his campaign for the presidency of his high school class in Port Clinton, Ohio. The victor ...
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