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AI, Immortality and the Future of Selves | SXSW 2015 Event …

Posted: August 14, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Lisa Miller is a Contributing Editor at New York magazine. She has won the Wilbur Award for religion writing (2008, 2009), the New York Newswomen’s Award for feature writing (2014), and last year w…

Lisa Miller is a Contributing Editor at New York magazine. She has won the Wilbur Award for religion writing (2008, 2009), the New York Newswomen’s Award for feature writing (2014), and last year was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in the features and profiles category for her story about Newtown, Ct., one year after the shooting there. Author of “Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife,” Miller was formerly on the staffs of Newsweek magazine, the Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker. Her articles have also appeared in the Washington Post, Redbook magazine, Self magazine, and the New York Times. She is a frequent guest commentator on radio and television, including appearances on Morning Joe and the Colbert Report. A graduate of Oberlin College, Miller lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and daughter.

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Track Of The Day 13/4 – Van Hunt

Posted: April 13, 2015 at 11:40 am

Van Hunt knows how to stretch.

A multi-talented, multi-disciplined musician and producer, the Ohio native already has a Grammy award lingering on his mantelpiece.

Continuing to challenge himself, new solo record ‘The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets’ is due to be released shortly.

It’s another slice of flamboyant Afro-futurism, with shades of Prince in its luscious, future-minded funk. The material is at times reminiscent of Andre 3000 less in sound, more in approach as Van Hunt strives to push back boundaries.

Taken from the new album, ‘Teach Me A New Language’ is like a living cell continually sub-dividing and growing outward, the sighing, gospel-tinged vocals and fluid guitar lines mingle to produce something intoxicating.

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Andrew Breibart Defender of the First Amendment Award CPAC 2015 – Video

Posted: March 10, 2015 at 3:49 am



Andrew Breibart Defender of the First Amendment Award CPAC 2015
Phil Robertson wins Defender of the First Amendment Award.

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2015 New England First Amendment Awards – Video

Posted: March 5, 2015 at 8:48 pm



2015 New England First Amendment Awards
The New England First Amendment Coalition's presentation of the 2015 Freedom of Information Award and the Stephen Hamblett First Amendment Award. Remarks by Diane and John Foley, on behalf.

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Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson to Receive Freedom of Speech Award

Posted: February 18, 2015 at 12:49 am

Phil Robertson’s comments about same-sex marriage and LGBT people have earned him a freedom of speech award.

Later this month, the Duck Dynasty star will receive the Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award from Citizens United at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jesse Jackson: Phil Robertson’s comments are “more offensive” than Rosa Parks incident

In 2013, Robertson said in an interview with GQ that he believed homosexuality to be a sin, and later said that he believes AIDS is God’s punishment for immorality. In the wake of his comments, A&E suspended him from the network, but lifted the suspension after backlash from many Duck Dynasty fans.

“Even when the entire mainstream media demanded he disavow his beliefs and attempted to have him fired from his own hit show for expressing these beliefs, he stood firm in his faith,” Citizens United President David Bossie said, according to THR.

Phil Robertson continues to defend controversial comments

Added Robertson: “When one does not have the freedom to speak out loud and anywhere what one believes, freedom is dead.”

He will receive the award on Feb. 27.

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'Duck Dynasty' Star to Receive Free-Speech Award

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Courtesy of A&E Phil Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’

Fourteen months after he sparked a major controversy for making remarks widely perceived as anti-gay, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been named the recipient of a free-speech award from Citizens United, an organization routinely disparaged by Hollywood liberals.

Robertson will receive the “Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award” at this years Conservative Political Action Conference, which is better known as CPAC and is one of the biggest annual events for prominent movers and shakers on the right.

“When one does not have the freedom to speak out loud and anywhere what one believes, freedom is dead,” said Robertson, who is set to receive his award at CPAC on Feb. 27 in National Harbor, Md.

The Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award was created more than a year ago, and the first one went to conservative radio host Mark Levin, given to him last year, also at CPAC.

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Brazil & Murgel Contemporary Jewelry Wins Golden A' Design Award

Posted: November 30, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Como, Italy (PRWEB) November 30, 2014

A’ Design Award & Competition is pleased to announce that the Mouvant Collection by Brazil & Murgel Contemporary Jewelry has won the coveted Golden A’ Design Award in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Competition.

About Mouvant Collection A representative from, Brazil & Murgel Contemporary Jewelry, the company behind the award winning jewelry design collection Mouvant said: Mouvant Collection was inspired by futurism, such as the ideas of dynamism and materialization of the intangible presented by the Italian artist Umberto Boccioni. The earrings and the ring of Mouvant Collection feature several gold fragments of different sizes, welded in such a way that achieves an illusion of motion, creating impression of many different shapes, depending on the angle that it is viewed. Learn more about this jewelry design project at: https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=30235

Project Members for Mouvant Collection Mouvant Collection was made by Fabio Brazil and Henrique Murgel

The Golden A’ Design Award The Golden A’ Design Award is a prestigious award given to top 3% percentile designs that has exhibited an exemplary level of sublimity in design. The designs are judged by a jury panel composed of press members, academics and design professionals following strict evaluation guidelines. Entries are peer-reviewed and anonymously voted on predetermined evaluation criteria for a fair judging. Laureates of the A’ Jewelry Design Competition are granted a series of PR and publicity services to celebrate the status of winning the accolades. Award winners get a custom interview published at Designer Interviews, and awarded works are invited to Design Mega Store for sales purposes. Furthermore each winner gets the award logo to use for marketing purposes and laureates are invited to join the gala-night in Italy to collect their design yearbooks, trophies and certificates.

About A’ Design Award & Competition The International A’ Design Award and Competition was established to recognize and promote excellent design work in order to create a global understanding and appreciation for good design practices and principles. The A’ Design Awards aims to push designers, architects, brands and product manufacturers worldwide to come up with superior products and projects that benefit society. Learn more about the A’ Design Award and Competition at http://www.designaward.com

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NABT recognizes chemistry teacher with Genetics Education Award

Posted: November 13, 2014 at 6:44 pm

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Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan press@ashg.org 301-634-7346 American Society of Human Genetics @GeneticsSociety

BETHESDA, MD – The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) has named Robert R. Gotwals, Jr., M.S., chemistry and research instructor at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) in Durham, the 2014 recipient of its Genetics Education Award.

This annual award recognizes innovative, student-centered classroom instruction to promote the understanding of genetics and its impact on inheritance, health, and biological research. Sponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and the Genetics Society of America (GSA), the award will be presented to Mr. Gotwals on Saturday, November 15, during NABT’s 2014 Professional Development Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to a recognition plaque and a year of complimentary membership to NABT, GSA, and ASHG, Mr. Gotwals will receive a $1000 cash prize.

Mr. Gotwals, who holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry and master’s degrees in science education and education for the hearing-impaired, has developed resources related to research and computational chemistry for both students and teachers. In particular, he worked with the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, to create and implement a program for high school students to conduct genetics research. Using videoconferencing, students in the program collaborate with Jackson Laboratory scientists to analyze complex genetic and genomic data obtained from disease studies in mice.

“NABT is proud to recognize Mr. Gotwals as its first Genetics Education Award recipient,” said Priya DasSarma, M.S., of the University of Maryland, chair of the NABT Awards Committee. “He has impressive genetics education credentials, including producing a video, ‘DNA: The Secret of Life,’ with Dr. James D. Watson. He is an ideal messenger for high school students, motivating them to analyze data coming down the bioinformatics, genomic, and genetic pipelines along with researchers in a fruitful collaboration,” she said.

In addition, Mr. Gotwals developed the North Carolina High School Computational Chemistry server, which he continues to support; and curricula in general chemistry, research methods, and computational sciences, which he has taught at NCSSM since 2006.

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Award Presentation: The 2014 NABT Genetics Education Award will be presented at the NABT Honors Luncheon on Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Junior Ballroom A at the Cleveland Convention Center. Tickets are required.

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Dr. Alan Keyes: Honored With Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award – Video

Posted: October 17, 2014 at 2:52 pm



Dr. Alan Keyes: Honored With Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award
In a WND TV interview, Dr. Alan Keyes talks about his prestigious Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award. To learn more about this story visit… http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/alan-keyes-to-receive…

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Mark Roth to receive first Friend of the CNBC Award

Posted: October 15, 2014 at 9:41 am

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Contact: Shilo Rea shilo@cmu.edu 412-268-6094 Carnegie Mellon University @CMUScience

PITTSBURGHMark Roth, an award-winning senior staff writer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, will receive the 2014 Friend of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) Award from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Roth is being recognized for his cutting-edge journalism that brings current science and medical issues to the public’s attention.

This first Friend of the CNBC Award coincides with the center’s 20th anniversary celebration, which is being marked with a series of events on both universities’ Pittsburgh campuses Oct. 17-18. Roth will receive the award at a dinner on Friday, Oct. 17.

The CNBC integrates Pitt’s strengths in bioengineering, math, psychology, and basic and clinical neuroscience with Carnegie Mellon’s strengths in psychology, computer science, biological sciences and statistics to investigate the neural mechanisms that give rise to human cognitive abilities. The center also trains the next generation of neuroscientists through an interdisciplinary graduate and postdoctoral training program and fosters close collaborations between faculty. The CNBC is a major component of CMU’s new BrainHubSM initiative and the University of Pittsburgh’s Brain Institute.

CNBC co-directors Marlene Behrmann, the George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at CMU, and Peter Strick, the Thomas Detre Professor and chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Pitt, chose to award Roth for his work to help the public understand complicated scientific information.

“Mark Roth does more than just report on medical and science news. His attention to detail, quest to uncover all pertinent information and commitment to explaining complex issues in a way that is understandable and relatable greatly impacts the Pittsburgh community and his readers across the globe. We are thrilled to present him with this award to recognize his efforts to share important science with the public,” Behrmann and Strick said.

After spending more than 20 years as an editor at the Post-Gazette, Roth returned to full-time reporting in 2005. In that time, he has produced a monthly series for the Post-Gazette called “The Thinkers,” profiling pioneering research in different fields. He also has written a multi-part series on research about the human face, the economic challenges facing the middle class and the newest research on brain disorders. He is now working on a series about immigration in Pittsburgh.

As an editor, which included serving as the Post-Gazette’s first science editor, Roth oversaw one Pulitzer Prize-winning entry and one Pulitzer finalist, as well as several other award-winning projects, including a detailed look at the United Flight 93 crash on 9/11.

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