Monthly Archives: September 2009

Reading Odyssey’s odyssey

I’m preparing for the first meeting of the Reading Odyssey board this Wednesday, September 30, 2009. I’d like to tell you about some of the interesting conversations we are having and get your input.We began as a commitment between two friends to … Continue reading

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Kickoff lecture – "World Before Darwin" video now available

Professor Mendelsohn’s wonderful kickoff lecture – “The World Before Darwin” – is now available in video archive. To watch the lecture and hear the interaction from faculty and students at Harvard and with students, faculty and the general public … Continue reading

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Audio recording of Professor Everett Mendelsohn’s kickoff lecture

We just finished the kickoff lecture of the Darwin150 campaign, “The World Before Darwin”, by the wonderful Professor Emeritus Everett Mendelsohn. Credited with being a cofounder of the social history of science, Professor Mendelsohn has taught an… Continue reading

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National Geographic covers Reading Odyssey Darwin150 campaign

National Geographic just wrote a positive article about the Reading Odyssey’s Darwin150 campaign.You can see the write-up here:http://www.Darwin150.comThanks. Continue reading

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Whitney Tilson mp3

Whitney Tilson gave a great talk today to the Councils about a book he co-authored, “Poor Charlie’s Almanack.” Here’s the link to download the mp3: At the end of the call, Whitney also gave an update on the economy and the housing crisis. If you w… Continue reading

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Sign-up for Slow Art slowly

The Reading Odyssey’s latest initiative, Slow Art, has launched in the U.S. and Europe. This live event is designed to help participants see art in a new way – to exercise their seeing, thinking and listening muscles. Slow art was started by the R… Continue reading

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Conversation with Barry Schwartz about "practical wisdom" and Aristotle

The Reading Odyssey’s Aristotle 2009 reading group had a good conversation with Professor Barry Schwartz about “practical wisdom” and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. Download the mp3 from the dialogue here: Thanks! Phil Continue reading

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