- Barnard College
- Cathedral of St. John the Divine
- Columbia University
- Corpus Christi
- Interchurch Center
- International House
- Jewish Theological Seminary
- Manhattan School of Music
- The Riverside Church
- St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s
- Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital
- Teachers College
- Ulysses S. Grant Houses
- Union Theological Seminary
Saturday is a festive day in Morningside Park thanks to the all-ages Common Ground Festival. The revelry climaxes after dark with Morningside Lights, an illuminated parade that provides an opportunity for musicians and other costumed performers to lead revelers in taking back the night.
You can simply view it view or sign up to participate as a lantern carrier. Rehearsal and line-up for lantern carriers begins at 7pm in the park at 120th Street and Morningside Avenue.
To sign up as a parade lantern carrier, go to http://www.morningside-lights.com/signup.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 –8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:# - Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm
Morningside Avenue at 116th Street
New York, New York 10026
alumnaepsychology Carol S. Dweck ’67, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and this year’s keynote speaker at Convocation, is one of two inaugural laureates named by the Yidan Prize Foundation in China. She will receive HK$30 million—approximately USD$3.9 million—in recognition of her contribution to education and to help fund future research.
Dweck is known for her work on mindset theory: the idea that one’s implicit view of their own intelligence contributes to their success. At Convocation, she explained to the Barnard student body that intelligence is elastic and can be developed, and that as opposed to a mindset of fixed intelligence, a “growth mindset” enables people to seek more challenges, show more resilience, and achieve at a higher level when facing difficulty.
Dweck will receive the award at a prize ceremony in Hong Kong in December; the event is part of a summit that includes dialogues and debates about new frontiers in education. For more information on the Yidan Prize for Education Research, click here.
Watch as Carol Dweck explains mindset theory and offers advice to Barnard students:
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An introduction to our membership association.About Morningside Area Alliance
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September 20, 2017https://utsnyc.edu/acclaimed-author-legal-scholar-michelle-alexander-lead-spirit-justice-series-public-dialogues-union/# - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 9:45 am
NEW YORK– Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) announces the launch of a series of free public dialogues that aims to explore what kind of democracy, economy, and global community that we, the people, aim to co-create in the months and years to come. Michelle Alexander, Visiting Professor and Scholar at Union, and bestselling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, will host these timely discussions through a series of one-on-one dialogues with provocative and inspiring thought leaders, beginning with acclaimed activist and scholar, Angela Davis (Oct. 20), bestselling author Naomi Klein (Feb. 15, 2018), and Black Lives Matter co-founder, Patrisse Cullors (April 19, 2018).
The Spirit of Justice dialogues come not a moment too soon. The 2016 U.S. presidential election highlights the dangers of viewing American history as a slow but steady march towards greater freedom, justice, and equality for all. The reality is far more complicated. But one thing is clear: Since the days of our nation’s founding, there have always been people who have courageously embraced and embodied a spirit of justice. People of all colors, backgrounds, and walks of life have, in various ways, shown up in American history as revolutionaries, challenging us to reimagine what dignity, justice, and equality ought to mean and forcing us to reconsider who should be considered worthy of our collective care, compassion, and concern.
While some may wish to return to a time when most Americans had few rights and little
Helene L. Kaplan North Tower on the 17th Floor of Sulzberger Hall (the tall building to the left as you enter the main Barnard gate at 117th Street.)# - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 9:38 am