http://www.sweetjohnm.homestead.com/index.html John McCamey Sweet May 24, 2007
This is the second consecutive year Judge Law's literary work was chosen for the prestigious event. Her first non-fiction book, Sex Appealed: Was the U.S. Supreme Court Fooled? was selected in 2005. More details at www.judgejanicelaw.com.
She now serves as a visiting judge for judges who are ill, on vacation, etc. She is a 1963 U-M grad living in Houston, Texas.
She will be featured author at the Ann Arbor Book Festival May 18 and 19, 2007.
The visitors will include Hondurasâ€™ Under Secretary of the Presidency Ricardo Arias, Secretary of Industry and Commerce Elizabeth Azcona; representatives of the Chamber of Commerce in Tegucigalpa, the capital, Carlos Bueso and Yolanda Betancourt; and Marco Bogran and Andy Medlicott from the Millennium Challenge Corporation in Honduras. In addition, the International Financial Services Association (IFSA) will be sending its CEO Dan Taylor and Vice President for member representation Katja Lehr. NLCIFT Founder and President, Dr. Boris Kozolchyk, and NLCIFT Research Attorney Marek Dubovec will make a presentation on secured lending in the Inter-American context, including work at the Organization of American States, where NLCIFT attorneys participated as advisers. Biâ€‘national working groups will be designated to propose procedures and documentation essential for Honduras and Central Americaâ€™s economic development.
SERENE WISE: a topology in white and color
This exhibition presents a topology on canvas, a study of geometric properties and spatial relationships in white and color.
Finestra art space
Fine Arts Building
410 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 516
Chicago, IL 60605
Hidden on the Mountain: Stories of Children Sheltered from the Nazis in Le Chambon.
Co-written with Deborah Durland DeSaix & published by Holiday House, the book is 304 pages, with over 100 black & white photos, time line, maps, bibliography, glossary and index, for ages 10 and up.
For more information, please visit my website: www.hiddenonthemountain.com
Chris Blunt joined New York Life Investment Management in 2004 to head its MainStay Investments group. His responsibilities were later expanded to executive vice president for Retail Investments, Marketing and Information Technology. He holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. His professional experience includes serving as a managing director with Goldman Sachs, as chief marketing officer with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, and as CEO of GivingCapital Inc., a wealth management solutions provider that helped individuals to balance philanthropic interests with their estate planning needs.
Dr. Phillips is analyzing resources for sustainable agricultural development in the high desert region of San Bernardino County, California. The unincorporated areas north of the Cajon Pass near Silverwood Lake are experiencing significant urban development pressure. However, alternative uses, such as the promotion of agricultural production may be possible, particularly high-value crop production. High-value crops include certified organic products, which are produced without synthetic fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, genetically modified organisms, sewage sludge, or irradiation. Biodynamic production is another growing trend in high-value crops. Biodynamic agriculture seeks to bring about balance and healing of the environment through integrating crops and livestock, recycling nutrients, and maintaining the soil and the health and wellbeing of crops and animals.
The Fellowship will allow Dr. Phillips to conduct an inventory of resources within the high desert region to assess the feasibility of these types of high-value agricultural production. This work builds on Dr. Phillipsâ€™ previous research developing such inventory methods. The study will evaluate agro-ecological resources, labor supply, institutional and physical infrastructure, access to markets and supporting industries, and various forms of capital resources. Special attention will also be paid to the infrastructure for marketing produce locally through roadside stands, farmersâ€™ markets and community supported agriculture, a concept where community members pledge to cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation. In return, they receive shares in the farm's bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and supporting local food production.
Dr. Phillips has been a member of the Cal Poly Pomona faculty since 2002. He received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Michigan State University. He also received an MBA from Wayne State University, an M.A. in economics from Western Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a member of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, the American Agricultural Economics Association, the Western Agricultural Economics Association, the Food Distribution Research Society, and the Raisin Administrative Committee.
In addition to his professional activities, Dr. Phillips enjoys hiking in the mountains with his wife and son.
Nanzig's first book, "Third Virginia Cavalry" (H.E. Howard Inc., 1989) led him to these unique and insightful memoirs written shortly after the war by a college-educated, junior officer in the same regiment. Considered too long to include in his regimental history, Nanzig returned to the Hubard memoirs after completing his second book "The Badax Tigers: from Shiloh to the Surrender with the 18th Wisconsin Volunteers" (Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Co., 2002).
Writing of the Hubard memoirs, a Charleston, S.C., book reviewer states, "Of the tens of thousands of men who joined the Union and Confederate armies, very few recorded diaries during the war or penned reminiscences afterward. Of the few who recorded their memoirs after the war, even fewer wrote them while their recollections were still crisp. Robert T. Hubard Jr., who completed his "journal" on Dec. 3, 1866, was one of these rare soldiers. Hubard rose from the rank of private to lieutenant and adjutant of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry Regiment. He was well-educated and articulate, and within his reminiscences and letters the reader will find insight into life in mounted service in the Army of Northern Virginia."
Tom Nanzig lives in Ann Arbor and is the editor for Genealogy and Local History materials and the manager for the Books on Demand program at ProQuest-CSA.
In terms of recent accomplishments: In January 2007 Stephen was awarded a major film commission by Al Jazeera London to produce a broadcast documentary on political corruption and the finances of the PLO under Yasser Arafat. The film, which is in progress, will tell the story of how Jaweed Al Ghussien was falsely accused by Arafat of embezzling $6 million from The Palestinian National Fund, abducted and held under house arrest in Gaza. The film will focus on providing a narrative history of Al-Ghusseinâ€™s abduction, positioning the incident within a wider discussion of Human Rights abuse in the Palestinian territories.
In 2006 Stephen curated a screening of experimental film at the world famous Sonimagenes festival in Buenos Aires. Also in 2006, Stephen executive produced and edited a documentary about the experiences of refugee teachers in a special teacher-training programme at Birkbeck College. Also in Summer 2006 Stephen Desmondâ€™s MA student Imran Akram won a major award at a prestigious New York Film Festival. In January 2006 Stephenâ€™s MA student Fran Apprich won a major prize in New York.
In 2005 Stephen co-founded and incorporated a registered charity/research centre: The Centre for Conlfict Resolution Journalism (http://www.ccrj.org). The aim of the CCRJ is to advance the influence of ethical media worldwide and to promote international conflict resolution through the media. In 2004 Stephen completed a short documentary film entitled: Peace or Patriotism: Â—Journalism, War and the Search for Truth. It includes interviews with award winning journalist Martin Bell OBE, and Peace Prize winner Prof. Monica McWilliams.
Also in 2004 Stephen was invited by the British Council to teach a two-week-long workshop at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, during ISTROART 2004. Stephen and his students created a public video art installation in Bratislava's largest gallery: Gallerii Medium. Stephen's documentary "Peace or Patriotism" was selected and screened at the Istroart Festival. Stephen subsequently published an article "Video Art 2", describing the creative process in experimental video, in the Istroart 2004 Catalogue.
In terms of other recent accomplishments: Stephen served as Mentor at Dublin City University for six months in 2005 and again in 2006. His contributions to the Mentor programme were detailed in several magazine articles.
At Thames Valley University Stephen was selected as the Treasurer at the London College of Music and Media for his national teaching union NATFHE (National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education). Stephen was appointed to the National Equality Advisory Council which reports directly to National NATFHE Head Office and The TUC. Stephen was also appointed to the London College of Music & Media Equality Committee. As Course Leader for the MA in Video Production & Film Studies Stephen has tripled student enrollments. The success and profile of the MA Programme has sky-rocketed.
Stephen has 15 years of teaching experience, including five years in the MA in Media Studies at the New School for Social Research/ Parsons School of Design in New York (ranked one of the top ten design universities in the US). Stephen also lectured full-time at the City University of New York (Borough of Manhattan Community College) for four years between August 1997 and August 2001, immediately prior joining the London College of Music and Media. Stephen was invited back to CUNY to screen Â“Peace or PatriotismÂ” in September 2004.
In this capacity, Seiffert will oversee CNBCâ€™s efforts to build up business opportunities for the network in the Asia Pacific region. He is also responsible for managing relations and developing new opportunities with CNBCâ€™s current partners in Asia Pacific, as well as building strategic partnerships with other potential associates in the region.
Seiffert joined CNBC in Asia Pacific, from NBC Universal Television Distribution, based at Universal City, Calif., where he was Vice President of Business Affairs responsible for deal transactions for its television production and syndication division. He was also instrumental in negotiating global television format and straight licensing deals, throughout Asia Pacific, including China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, South East Asia, and Australia, as well as in Europe and the Middle East. He also handled numerous new media transactions including content deals on interactive, mobile, broadband, and IPTV platforms. Seiffert was also an active player in the integration of the distribution units following NBCâ€™s 2004 acquisition of Universal.
Prior to NBCU, Seiffert served as Assistant General Counsel for the National Basketball Associationâ€™s entertainment group where he was responsible for negotiating international television licensing deals. During his tenure with the NBA, Seiffert worked extensively with a variety of platforms and channels throughout Asia, including in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Seiffert has also held various positions within the FOX Entertainment Group, last one being the Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs for its television syndication unit.
â€œWeâ€™re excited to get Alan on board as part of our Executive team,â€ Pink said. â€œHe was such an integral part of the team at NBCU, having had numerous successes, during his tenure there.
â€œGiven his vast experience and his impressive credentials, we look forward to the growth of the CNBC network, and the expansion of the CNBC brand within the region, under his leadership,â€ Pink said.
Seiffert is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. He holds a bachelors degree from California State University, Northridge, and an M.A. from New York University. He has served on the Board of various cultural organizations, and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Following the precedent of his earlier releases, "The Lawyer's Holiday Humor Album" (1998) and "Legal Holidaze" (2004), the 15 songs on the new holiday CD continue to take on a broad range of subjects regarding lawyers, the law, legal education, and the legal system. They cover the spectrum of life (and strife) as an attorney, "including but not limited to" ridiculous hours and the other sacrifices lawyers (and their families) make, headhunters and lateral movement, client relations, the adversarial system, the art of negotiating, time records and bills, meeting deadlines, document reviews, legal reasoning and argument, cross-examination, business travel, and year-end bonuses.
The tracks include: "Another Billable Christmas," "Santa's Headhunter's Calling," "Livin' Life In Six Minutes," "Merry Lexmas, Baby," "I Got A Footnote In My Stocking," "Ridin' On A Red-Eye With Santa On Christmas Eve," "Hey, Santa, I Appeal," "We're All Just Elves," "So If Your Client's Name Is Santa," "Billable Christmas Blues," "Merry Lexmas Time," "You Don't Wanna Cross Santa," "Down the Halls of Nussbaum, Hanley" (parody of "Deck The Halls"), "The Twelve Days of Lexmas" (parody of "The Twelve Days of Christmas"), and "Billin' On Christmas Eve."
Larry's albums are dedicated to the proposition that lawyers' zealous representation of clients and furtherance of the public good can be only enhanced by a healthy willingness of lawyers to poke fun at themselves appropriately on occasion. They hopefully contribute to the effort to make people think a little differently about lawyers, and show that attorneys are not necessarily humorless, boring, or incapable of self-deprecation (success on at least the last item is guaranteed).
"Merry Lexmas From The Lawtunes," "Legal Holidaze," and "The Lawyer's Holiday Humor Album" are available at http://www.LawTunes.com and at selected on-line music vendor sites. Sound clips, images, and further information can be accessed at http://www.LawTunes.com.
Since graduation, Larry has been a litigator at Chadbourne & Parke LLP's New York office, where he is a Counsel.
Mr. Helfer has served as a summer associate for Cades Schutte LLP in Honolulu, one of the stateâ€™s oldest and largest private business law firms. In addition, he was a summer intern for Alaska Legal Services Corporation in Anchorage, Alaska, a private non-profit corporation that provides free legal assistance to low-income Alaskans. It was here that he was able to successfully rescind a car loan on behalf of an Alaskan senior citizen who survived solely on disability and was unable to make car payments to a local dealership.
A Russell Lee Rua Scholarship award recipient, Mr. Helfer received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2006, where he was a contributing editor for the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. Mr. Helfer was awarded a bachelorâ€™s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000, where he received the Duke Kahanamoku Scholarship, an award given to student athletes from Hawaii. He also received a Japanese Language degree in 2002 from Keio University in Tokyo, Japanâ€™s oldest private university. Mr. Helfer was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 2006.