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Monday, November 9, 2009

AWESOME November events - off-campus

Bill Gates in Conversation with Matthew Bishop: The Business of Giving

Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 6:30 pm92nd Street Y - Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Matthew Bishop will be signing his new book, Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World, after this event. Copies will available for purchase. Bill Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Chairman of Microsoft appears in a rare one-to-one conversation with Matthew Bishop, the American Business Editor for The Economist and co-author of Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World. This wide-ranging and candid discussion will focus on Gates' pioneering career in business and philanthropy, addressing his extraordinary achievements to date and the challenges for the future.
$10 Student Tickets Available Online:

The Audience and the IssuesThursday, November 12, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, 12th Fl Lounge, 113 West 60th St

It's no surprise that technology has changed the ways in which audiences relate to media. Pre-digital delivery systems and the old media model of the "common campfire" are long gone, raising concerns about audience fragmentation, the collapse of print and new media's ability to generate unbiased news and information. Join us as we explore the impact of this revolution. Learn how media will be distributed and analyzed in the future, and what it means in terms of emerging careers. Presented with Fordham University.Bill Baker, Professor, Fordham University; President Emeritus, Channel Thirteen/WNET Gerry Byrne, Senior Vice President, Media & Entertainment, Nielsen Business Media

Water and Health: Global Issues and Our Shared Responsibilities
Friday, November 13, 2009, 1:15-5:30 PM
The New York Academy of Sciences Conference Center7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor

On November 13, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the New York Academy of Sciences will host a symposium to address the complex issues surrounding water and health. Cited as one of the “grand challenges facing the 21st century” by President Barack Obama, water remains a priority among many public health professionals and is the focus of Water and Health: Global Issues and Our Shared Responsibilities. The conference will examine universal access to clean water, the complex politics of water and the crumbling water infrastructure that experts say poses a significant threat in even the most economically developed nations. Researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public Health have been actively engaged in water science since the early 20th century and will discuss the deteriorating conditions in the U.S. and abroad along with solutions to this growing public health crisis.

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