Palisades resident and scientist, Judy Omumbo, of the Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), takes us on a journey to Africa where scientists and doctors collaborate to save lives in a changing environment. Omumbo and her colleagues research the connections between weather and communicable diseases. Scientists collect and share information and data about climate change and its effects on the spread of illness with health authorities. By identifying the dangers, doctors can move to stop the spread of infection by reducing people's exposure to unsafe conditions that can lead to malaria, dengue, and meningitis.
Dr. Judy Omumbo is an Associate Research Scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). She is a graduate of Oxford University (PhD, 2004), Hebrew University, Jerusalem (Master in Public Health 1993) and the University of Nairobi (Bachelor of Dental Surgery 1987).
Journalism Today: What Can We Trust?
January 23, 2011
3:30pm - 5:00pm
At the IBM Palisades Executive Conference Center, Route 9W
Panelists will discuss different news outlets, their methods for gathering and producing information, and which ones adhere to the standards and ideals that traditional journalists learned to honor through their training and their organizations. Joan Konner will moderate.
Joan Konner is a Palisades resident and Professor Emerita and Dean Emerita of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is an award-winning television producer, television executive, writer and editor.
Marvin Kitman is a former longtime television columnist for Newsday, and the author, most recently, of a book on Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly.
Victor Navasky is the former publisher and editor of The Nation, an author, a professor of journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and chairman of the Columbia Journalism Review.
Mort Rosenblum is a foreign correspondent, an author and a professor of journalism at the University of Arizona.
Rockland Writers: The Art of the Short Story
November 14, 2010
3:30 -5:30 pm
At the IBM Palisades Executive Conference Center
An afternoon of spoken word, featuring short stories by Dorothy Salisbury Davis and David Means, performed by Darrell Larson, Annabella Sciorra and Mr. Means.
Dorothy Salisbury Davis has been called “a national treasure” and “one of the most admired writers of American mystery fiction.” The author of the Mrs. Norris and Julie Hayes series, 13 novels and a short story collection, she holds the Edgar Allan Poe Award, mystery writing’s highest recognition, as a grandmaster. She is also a founding member of Sisters of Crime, a member of the Adams Round Table and a winner of the Bouchercon and Malice Domestic awards, both for lifetime achievement.
David Means is the author of four short story collections, including “Assorted Fire Events,” which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction and earned a National Book Critics Circle nomination. His works have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Paris Review. In a review of his latest book, “The Spot,” the critic Alan Cheuse wrote that Mr. Means employs “some of the most sharp-edged and beautifully spare language of any writer of his generation.”
Darrell Larson is an actor, director and writer who has appeared on the silver screen in “Mike’s Murder,” “Stepmom” and “Rachel Getting Married” as well as onstage in “The Confessions of Doc Holliday,” his one-man show about the gambler and gunfighter. He is a former founding member of the Riverspace team and, with Elliott Forrest, the purveyor of the annual holiday event at the Nyack Center.
Annabella Sciorra earned an Emmy nomination for her role as Gloria Trillo, Tony Soprano’s unbalanced girlfriend, in the HBO series “The Sopranos.” Her feature films include “True Love,” for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, “Jungle Fever” and “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.” She was recently seen on ABC’s “Whole Truth” as a fashion designer on trial for murdering her younger lover.
Children of Abraham Living Together in America
Suggested Donation $10, $5 for students
A Little Jazz
January 17, 2010
3:30 to 5:00pm at the
IBM Palisades Executive Conference Center,
Dick Voigt, Tom Artin, David Shire
Bracco & Burstyn in Conversation
November 15, 2009
IBM Palisades Executive Conference Center
Lorraine Bracco & Ellen Burstyn
Mapping Our River in the Footsteps of Henry Hudson
October 25, 2009
|September 28, 2009|| Election 2008: A Political Forum
|| Hendrik Herzberg & Thom Kleiner
| November 16, 2008
|| What Do We Really Know About the
Risks Earthquakes Present to Our Community?
| Dr. Lynn Sykes
| March 8, 2009
|| Body & Soul: Healthy Living 2009
|| Carol Baxter, Dr. Ray Bernick,
Paula Heitzner, & Celia Lang
| April 26, 2009
|| Storied Snedens Landing: How it Came to Be
and What it Was Like in its Heyday
| Alice Gerard
| May 31, 2009
|| Toni Morrison in Conversation with Adam Gopnik
|| Toni Morrison & Adam Gopnik
|October 7, 2007
||It Needs Some Music:
Composing for Stage & Screen
|November 18, 2007
||Critical Condition: Diagnosis Without Health Insurance
|January 20, 2008
||"Desperately Seeking Susan" to
"Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee"
|Aidan Quinn & Didi Conn
|March 30, 2008
||Adventures: Armchair or Otherwise
||Cristina Biaggi & Milbry Polk
|May 25, 2008
||The New Normal
|September 24, 2006
||A Life in Motion
||Mikhail Baryshnikov & Didi Conn
|November 19, 2008
||The Mystery of Love
||Joan Konner & Al Perlmutter
|January 21, 2007
||Doctors & Their Patients: Kudos and Complaints
||Raymond Bernick, Melvin Rosenwasser,
Sharon Quayle, & Jeffrey Sandhaus
|March 4, 2007
||Question: What do the Hudson River & Lake Vostok
in the Antarctic Have in Common?
|Dr. Robin E. Bell
|May 20, 2007
||Do You See What I See?
||Grace Knowlton & Joan Hooker