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Monday
Nov172014

CANCELLED: November PUBLIC LECTURE - SILVIA SPIVAKOVSKY

We apologize but we have to cancel our November 19th  PUBLIC LECTURE with SILVIA SPIVAKOVSKY

We will be re-scheduling it as soon as possible.

Friday
Sep262014

Public Lecture - Ann Reynolds

The Challenges of Science, Medicine, and the Media"

When: Sunday October 19, 2014 @ 2PM

Where: Baruch Performing Arts Center, 17 Lexington Ave., Room 306 (The "Skylight Room")

When examining medical journals and their press releases, news producers must decide what is worthy of precious airtime (just because a journal has sent out a press release doesn't mean it’s good science!). In this lecture, Ms. Reynolds will discuss how medical stories are vetted as accurate and newsworthy, demonstrate how those techniques were applied to specific stories, and reveal whether they actually made it on air at ABC. She will also discuss the behind-the-scenes world of ABC news, and the various topics, cultural currents and debates that inform what goes on air.

Admission is free and open to the public. An audience Q&A and social will follow.

Ann Reynolds is a Senior Producer for ABC News Specialized Units. After graduating from Yale University, she began her career at ABC as a Producer/Director at Good Morning, America. Her work includes the blockbuster specials on Jaycee Dugard, Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words, Hidden America, and two hour-long programs on global health. Her book, Medical Mysteries (based on the high-rated series) was published in 2009 by Hyperion. Among her numerous awards, she has won two Emmys, a DuPont, two Peabodys, a "Freddy" from the AMA, and an Overseas Press Club award.

THIS EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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Thursday
Sep042014

Rationally Speaking Live with guest Steve Novella

Rationally Speaking Live!

When: Sunday September 28, 2014 @ 2PM

Where: Nagelberg Theatre, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Ave.)

Join us for a live taping of the Rationally Speaking podcast with co-hosts Massimo Pigliucci , Julia Galef, and very special guest Steve Novella! They will discuss the scope of scientific skepticism, including: What topics and areas of inquiry - if any - are "off limits" to skepticism and skeptical activism? Where should skeptics focus their limited resources in a world of pseudoscience and uncritical thinking? They will also reflect on the current state of skepticism and the skeptical movement.

Admission is free and open to the public. An audience Q&A and social will follow the taping.

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