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Inaugural TEDxAcequiaMadre Conference Comes to Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) October 03, 2012

For the first time, a TEDx conference is coming to Santa Fe, co-sponsored by Santa Fe University of Art and Design(SFUAD). The independently organized event, called “TEDxAcequiaMadre,” is modeled after the annual international TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conferences. It will take place Nov. 3 from 10:00 to 5:30 p.m. at The Screen on the SFUAD campus.

“It’s humbling for The Screen to serve as the community base for TEDxAcequiaMadre,” said Peter Grendle, manager of The Screen. “It’s a huge compliment to be the venue for TEDx and to represent the innovation that this conference stands for.”

In partnership with sponsors SFUAD and the Santa Fe Community Foundation, TEDxAcequiaMadre is designed to showcase local individuals sharing their ideas on a range of innovative and provocative topics, including the future of New Mexico’s acequias (irrigation channels), theatre as a tool for igniting social change, creating co-ops in food deserts, the ways nature influences design, establishing artist colonies along the Rail Runner, the association between gender and health, strategies for ending violence against women, promoting galleries on wheels, and personal reinvention in times of change. SFUAD Graphic Design Department faculty member Maggie Macnab, one of several featured speakers, will discuss the topic of her latest book, Design by Nature.

“We live in a time that demands we do more than just inspire people—our goal is to motivate people to become actively involved in the ideas and projects our presenters will be addressing,” said Dominic Cappello, curator of TEDxAcequiaMadre. “As the phrase ‘acequia madre’ [mother ditch] implies, we hope our efforts flow out from Santa Fe to other communities in New Mexico.”

Those interested in attending TEDxAcequiaMadre can purchase tickets for $ 50 at The TEDx ticket also includes entrance to the post-TEDx ACT NOW reception, which will connect TEDx presenters with participants. It will take place at Stage C of SFUAD’s Garson Studios.


Date: Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10:00–5:30 p.m.

Location: The Screen, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr., Santa Fe, N.M.

Cost: $ 50 per ticket online at

About TEDx, x = independently organized event:

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = an independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

About TED:

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading.” Begun as a four-day conference in California in 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators; the TED Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide; and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED’s stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, in which exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

About the Santa Fe Community Foundation:

The mission of the Santa Fe Community Foundation (SFCF) is to ensure that philanthropy and nonprofit service are effective in supporting healthy and vital communities in Santa Fe and beyond. Working in partnership with other foundations, public agencies and the business sector, the SFCF brings the voice of philanthropic leadership to critical civic issues. The SFCF has created the Hub for Social Innovation to support people and organizations who are building a better world for communities in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. It is a place for purpose-driven organizations to connect and build solutions today and for the future.

About Santa Fe University of Art and Design:

Santa Fe University of Art and Design is an accredited institution located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the world’s leading centers for art and design. The university offers degrees in arts management, contemporary music, creative writing, digital arts, graphic design, moving image arts (filmmaking and video production), performing arts, photography and studio art. Faculty members are practicing artists who teach students in small groups, following a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that combines hands-on experience with core theory and prepares graduates to become well-rounded, creative, problem-solving professionals. As a Laureate International Universities Center of Excellence in Art, Architecture and Design, the university boasts an international student body and opportunities to study abroad, encouraging students to develop a global perspective on the arts. Santa Fe University of Art and Design is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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George Cigale Named Visiting Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2012

George Cigale, the founder and CEO of has been named a Visiting Fellow for the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Cigale will focus his fellowship on the power of persistent student feedback, investigating the effect regularly asking for and sharing student perceptions on the quality of instruction, student engagement, and the K-12 school culture.

The power of persistent student feedback is a topic Cigale has been passionate about since he was a tutor more than 20 years ago. He has seen the results of asking students for their opinions about their learning from delivering more than eight million tutoring sessions online through, and receiving millions of student comments and completed surveys.

Cigale has also been influenced by the work done by Dr. Ronald Ferguson, a Harvard professor and researcher who created the Tripod Survey, a student questionnaire implemented in several school districts as part of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project. Working with Johns Hopkins University faculty, Cigale will explore the current body of research and will look to develop tools and a process that teachers can implement in the classroom environment.

“Student feedback has driven every aspect of, from the features we develop in our online learning platform to how we rate and assess the effectiveness of our tutoring,” explained Cigale. “This fellowship gives me a unique opportunity to work with top faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education to explore how we can give students more of a voice in their own K-12 education and make it better. Students know when they are learning. We just have to give them the opportunity to share their perceptions with their teachers and schools.”

“I am very excited that George will be part of our Visiting Fellows program,” said David Andrews, dean of the School of Education. “The student-centered approach of is a good fit with our efforts to develop new personalized instructional models. I am looking forward to working together to design better research-based learning tools to benefit both instructors and learners.”

About George Cigale, CEO

Mr. Cigale is an education technology leader and entrepreneur working in the education, software and Internet field for more than 20 years. He held positions at The Princeton Review and Adizes Consulting before founding in 1998. Mr. Cigale is the Chair of the Johns Hopkins School of Education National Advisory Council, on the Board of Directors of the Poet’s House and the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) Education Division. To see Mr. Cigale’s full biography please visit You can also read his blog at and follow him on Twitter @gcigale.

About the Johns Hopkins School of Education Visiting Fellows Program

The School of Education Visiting Fellows program is designed to provide a forum where leading researchers and practitioners can exchange ideas, debate, study, and evaluate new approaches to reforming educational practice in the United States. The program seeks progressive thinkers from both the public and private sectors with an interest in changing American education by examining the most relevant issues in K-12 reform.

In collaboration with School of Education faculty and staff, Visiting Fellows develop a work plan on a reform topic of joint interest which can involve a public policy presentation, participating in a panel discussion or class presentation, or joining in our incubator program for the development of new approached to education reform.

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Donald Trump To Receive Honorary Doctorate In Business From Liberty University, Will Deliver Wide-Ranging Address To Over 10,000 Students

Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University Convocation on Monday, Sept. 24. Convocation is the largest weekly gathering of Christian young people in North America.

Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) September 21, 2012

Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., has announced that Liberty University will be awarding Donald Trump an honorary doctorate in business during its Convocation on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Mr. Trump will then deliver a wide-ranging address to a record-breaking audience of North American evangelicals discussing success and politics, the role of faith in society, and the particular contribution that this generation of young people can, and must, make to preserve freedom in America. Mr. Trump and Chancellor Falwell will then hold a press conference immediately following the Convocation.

Chancellor Falwell issued the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s visit to Liberty University: “Donald Trump has publicly expressed his support for Liberty University in our commitment to preserve the founding values of our nation. In the wake of the greatest expansion of government since FDR, Mr. Trump stepped right into the bull’s-eye and used his platform to fight for the preservation of capitalism, the free enterprise system, and limited government. He did numerous speeches, called out the president and congress by name, and was willing to say publicly what many conservatives were only saying privately. Trump is one of the nation’s foremost proponents of fiscal conservatism, a value upon which this university, and our Schools of Law, Business, and Government, are staunchly committed, and have always been committed. A proponent of these values is a friend of Liberty University.”

Event: Liberty University Convocation

Date: Monday, September 24, 2012

Program Time: 10-11 a.m.

Location: Vines Center on the campus of Liberty University (1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Va.)

Credentialing: To request press credentials, please e-mail your name, title, news outlet, phone number and (optional) twitter handle to Johnnie(at)liberty(dot)edu by 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Credentialing will close at this time. Streaming video of the entire Convocation will be available at, and accommodations can be made, upon request, to provide an “in-house” HD or SD pool feed via satellite and/or the LTN content delivery system.                                                        


With nearly 100,000 students studying on-campus and online, Liberty University is the largest Christian university in the world. It was founded in 1971 by the Rev. Jerry Falwell. The university hosts more than 80 guest speakers a year of international prominence. Previous speakers have included: Gov. Mitt Romney, President George H.W. Bush, President Ronald Reagan, Senator John McCain, Speaker Newt Gingrich, Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, Luis Palau, Rick Warren, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Gov. Rick Perry, Ben Stein, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Gov. Mike Huckabee.


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