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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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Posted 4/1/2010 12:04:37 AM | Permalink
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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
NewsReleaseWire.com (press release) -
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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Posted 12/29/2009 12:12:56 AM | Permalink
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Editorial: Want to get involved? Join the club  The Augusta Chronicle

Thank heaven people are still getting involved.We're not talking about “keyboard warriors” who spend too many of their days at their computers airing endless ...

Is Immigrant-Bashing a Vote Winner for the Left? | by Philippe Legrain  Project Syndicate

With Europe's traditional voter blocs now scattered like never before, some center-left parties have been tempted to siphon off working-class votes from the right ...

Harvard professor and best-selling author to speak in Bend  Bend Bulletin

Respected author and scholar Robert D. Putnam uses empirical data and poignant testimonies to explore the nation's growing social and economic gaps in his ...

The Rule of Law Needs a Soul | by Antara Haldar  Project Syndicate

The hubris of much liberal legal thinking has been to assume that once a rule-of-law regime is in place, it will be almost perpetually self-sustaining. But the ...

Remembering Sidney Verba  The American Interest

Sidney Verba, who died recently at the age of 86, was a political scientist best known for his work on democracy—specifically, why some democracies thrive ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

Sources and acknowledgments  The Economist

Books “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis”, by Robert D. Putnam “Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life”, by Annette Lareau “The Gardener ...

'A Thousand Small Sanities' Is A Lesson In Understanding Liberalism  NPR

By showing the impact it's had in the past, Adam Gopnik presents liberalism not only as a moral adventure but also as a necessity in an age of resurging ...

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