WBEZ | Francis W. Parker School http://www.wbez.org/content/francis-w-parker-school Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Girl Rising Screening http://www.wbez.org/girl-rising-screening-109413 <p><div>CARE has partnered with 10&times;10 to build a global movement promoting girls&rsquo; empowerment and education through the film Girl Rising. Girl Rising spotlights the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl &ndash; and the world.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Many millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. We can help break those barriers by bringing global attention to the enormous benefits of educating girls. Our community is a great place to start. Please join us for a special screening of Girl Rising and learn how you can make an impact on girls around the world.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>To register online, please visit <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-rising-screening-tickets-9533453817">www.girlrisingchicago.eventbrite.com</a></div><div>(This is a complimentary event but requires registration)</div></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:19:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/girl-rising-screening-109413 History Detectives, Chicago Edition http://www.wbez.org/history-detectives-chicago-edition-102805 <p><p class="__utma=50569467.1704824442.1349130373.1349130373.1349130373.1; __utmb=50569467.5.10.1349130373; __utmc=50569467; __utmz=50569467.1349130373.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none); __atuvc=4|40; __jid=1349131397590577311; _chartbeat2=7q8np5c627nzprlm.1349130382395.1349131399520.00000000000001" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.4; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; ">Armed with innovative thinking and keen curiosity,<b>Gwendolyn Wright</b>&nbsp;tackles intriguing mysteries about America&rsquo;s history. As a scholar of the humanities&mdash;a historian of architecture at New York&rsquo;s Columbia University&mdash;and one of the hosts of the popular PBS television series&nbsp;<i>History Detectives</i>, Wright enjoys showing the public how historians think, evaluate, and analyze. In some of the show&rsquo;s recent episodes she has investigated whether US astronauts smuggled a microchip loaded with art by Andy Warhol to the moon, whether the plot to assassinate President Lincoln was hatched in a New York City boarding house, and how a six-dollar bill from 1776 reveals the Founding Fathers&rsquo; ideas about financial and political freedom. In this talk, she also reflects on her wide-ranging career, which commenced with a celebrated study of Chicago&rsquo;s domestic architecture and the definitive social history of American housing. What secrets will she uncover at this year&rsquo;s Festival?</p><p class="__utma=50569467.1704824442.1349130373.1349130373.1349130373.1; __utmb=50569467.5.10.1349130373; __utmc=50569467; __utmz=50569467.1349130373.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none); __atuvc=4|40; __jid=1349131397590577311; _chartbeat2=7q8np5c627nzprlm.1349130382395.1349131399520.00000000000001" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; line-height: 1.4; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; "><i>This program is presented in partnership with the Society of Architectural Historians.</i></p></p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/history-detectives-chicago-edition-102805 The Next Level: Gaming, Testing, and Education's Future http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-11-05/next-level-gaming-testing-and-educations-future <p><p>Video game as learning model—a revolutionary idea, born of technology. Video games require players to acquire and apply information simultaneously and to learn skills to advance. Completing a level or winning a game proves mastery. In a quest to shift the focus of education to navigation, problem solving, and innovation,<strong> James Gee </strong>and other thought leaders look to video games as immersive, engaging examples of the intricate learning our schools should promote. What would education—and the relentless barrage of tests children take—look like if completion actually signaled mastery? Hear a literacy expert who studies assessment and participatory learning outline a vision for education that’s geared to an entirely new generation of learners—and clearly relevant to the fast-moving times in which they live.<br> <br> This annual lecture recognizes a generous multiyear grant from the Spencer Foundation, which seeks both to support and disseminate exemplary research about education, broadly conceived.</p></p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:13:24 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-11-05/next-level-gaming-testing-and-educations-future Pen and Stethoscope: Doctor-Writers http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-13/pen-and-stethoscope-doctor-writers <p><p>Doctors who write&mdash;or writers who practice medicine&mdash;are part of a long and illustrious lineage that includes Anton Chekhov, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, John Keats, W. Somerset Maugham, Oliver Sacks, and others. What is it about the art and science of medicine and writing that make them complements? <br /><br />Panelists tackling this question include <strong>Dr. Chris Adrian</strong>, a fellow in pediatric hematology / oncology at University of California&ndash;San Francisco who also holds a masters of divinity; <strong>Dr. Rafael Campo</strong>, who practices internal medicine, heads up the medical humanities program at Harvard University, and teaches in the Lesley University Creative Writing MFA Program; and <strong>Dr. Perri Klass</strong>, a professor of journalism and pediatrics at New York University and the medical director of Reach Out and Read, a national literacy organization. These three writer-MDs consider how the pursuit and practice of medicine produce a wealth of worldly experience for the expressive outlet of the written word.<br /><br />For more information and tickets, <a href="http://www.chicagohumanities.org/en/Genres/Literature/2010-Pen-and-Stethoscope-Doctor-Writers.aspx">go to the Chicago Humanities Festival website</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 15:03:40 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-13/pen-and-stethoscope-doctor-writers Deborah and S. Cody Engle Program: Martha Nussbaum: From Disgust to Humanity http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-10/deborah-and-s-cody-engle-program-martha-nussbaum-disgust-humanity <p><p><strong>Martha Nussbaum</strong> is one of our foremost authorities on law, freedom, and morality. In her Festival appearance, she aims her considerable intellectual firepower at the bulwark of opposition to gay equality: the politics of disgust. With arguments outlined in her book <em>From Disgust to Humanity</em>, Nussbaum contends that disgust is among the fundamental motivations of those who fight for legal discrimination against LGBT citizens. When confronted with same-sex acts and relationships, she writes, they experience &ldquo;a deep aversion akin to that inspired by bodily wastes, slimy insects, and spoiled food&mdash;and then cite that very reaction to justify a range of legal restrictions, from sodomy laws to bans on same-sex marriage.&rdquo; Nussbaum served as president of the American Philosophical Association in 2000 and has also chaired their Committee on International Cooperation, the Committee on the Status of Women, and the Committee for Public Philosophy. She is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.<br /><br /> This program recognizes a generous multiyear contribution to the Chicago Humanities Festival by Deborah and S. Cody Engle.<br /><br />For more information and tickets, <a href="http://www.chicagohumanities.org/en/Genres/Philosophy/2010-Martha-Nussbaum-From-Disgust-to-Humanity.aspx">go to the Chicago Humanities Festival website</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 14:06:32 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-10/deborah-and-s-cody-engle-program-martha-nussbaum-disgust-humanity