(palisades people) SUNDAY SYMPOSIA: I'll Never Leave This Place Alive
Sunday, May 7, 4:30-6:00 pm at the Palisades Community Center
I'll Never Leave this Place Alive: A Pioneering Female Geologist Explores South America and the Shifting Landscape of Women in the Sciences
Travel memoirs to exotic regions infrequently feature women as protagonists, rarely combine laugh-out-loud misadventures with insights about the pioneering efforts of women to enter the almost exclusively male branches of field sciences.
Margaret Winslow is a field geologist with over thirty years of wilderness experience and the award-winning author of Over My Head: Journeys in Leaky Boats from the Strait of Magellan to Cape Horn and Beyond (2012) and The Cusp of Dreadfulness (2016). Margaret's book is like Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle, but set in a dictatorship located at the tip of South America during the turbulent 1970's through 1990's.
This program will be held at: The Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades, NY. FREE ADMISSION. Registration is requested.
This symposium is made possible through a generous donation from the estate of Dorothy S. Davis.
(palisades people) Sunday Symposia: Sean Scully in Conversation with Ken Carbone
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015 @ 4:30 PM
Palisades resident Sean Scully is one of the world’s leading abstract painters. The artist, represented in the collections of the MoMA, MMoA, and Tate Museums and twice nominated for the Turner Prize, will present his work and discuss his career in a conversation with Ken Carbone, the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director of the Carbone Smolan Agency. Tickets ($10 for Adults, $5 for Students) are required. Please stop by the library or call 845.359.0136. This program will be held at: the IBM Palisades Executive Conference Center, 334 Route 9W, Palisades, NY.
Animated Palisades People
December 12, 2013
Jerry Lieberman is a designer, director and producer of animation and mixed media. His work includes 2D animation, clay animation, combined live-action/animation and motion graphics. Jerry was born in Atlantic City, NJ, and while he was an art student his summer job was drawing caricatures on the famed Million Dollar Pier. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art, moved to NYC and started working in film and television. In 1968 Jerry was a co-founder/partner of Ovation Films, an animation and live-action production company. He started his own Manhattan-based studio, Jerry Lieberman Productions, in 1977. Since then Jerry has created and directed hundreds of award-winning commercials, music videos, corporate films and educational/entertainment projects.
Jeremiah Dickey has been creating fine hand-drawn animation for television and film since 1997, working both independently & in cahoots with several NYC studios. Since 2001, he has frequently collaborated with filmmaker/animator Emily Hubley, creating animation for many films and documentaries, including William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (2009), The Toe Tactic (2008, as Associate Producer) and Everything's Cool (2007). In 2012 Jeremiah started producing animation for TED-Ed, an educational initiative of the TED Conferences. His short films include Ideation (2008) and Merman, currently a work in progress.
Hal Seeger (May 16, 1917 - March 13, 2005). Hal’s career began at age 19 as a ghostwriter for the “Betty Boop” comic strip. Soon after, he went to work on the animated feature, “Gulliver’s Travels” at Fleischer Studios. During WWII, Hal was in the Army Signal Corps, along with many other film professionals and from that point on, into the 1950’s, he was a writer for live-action films, among them one with Cab Calloway. In the late 50’s, Hal Seeger Productions opened in NYC, specializing in TV commercials. By the early ‘60’s, he was producing cartoons for syndication and Saturday morning television, including ABC’s “The Milton The Monster Show,” and “Batfink.” In later years, he won a Peabody Award for the syndicated animated political cartoon series, "Cartoon-a-torial" and then served as CEO of TODAY VIDEO INC. His son, David Seeger and daughter-in-law, Holly Seeger will be speaking about him at this event.
Robert Breer (1926-2011) Widely regarded as one of the ‘founding members of the American avant-garde,’ experimental animator Robert Breer is most well known for his films which combine abstract painting, line drawings, rotoscoping, 16mm and 8mm film footage, photographs, and 3D objects. A fixture of the New American Cinema, Breer pioneered a form of cinematic collage that used single-frame editing and whimsically chaotic imagery to play on the nature of perception and challenge the traditional narrative. Breer taught film and animation at Cooper Union in NYC from 1971-2001. He lived in Palisades from 1960-1979. His daughter, Sabelle Frasca will be speaking about him at this event.
November 6, 2011
Rick Cook is a founding Partner at Cook+Fox Architects, a firm devoted to creating environmentally responsible, high-performance buildings, including the LEED Platinum Bank of America Tower. Over the past 25 years as a New York City architect, he has built a reputation for innovative, award-winning architectural design. In 2006, Rick and Bob Fox joined with Bill Browning and Chris Garvin to form Terrapin Bright Green LLC., an environmental consulting firm committed to improving the human environment through public and corporate policy, environmental performance strategies, and green development.
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