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Past Events at CDHS 2005

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U.S. Academics for Peace Delegation to Teheran and Damascus and the "Avoiding the Clash of Civilizations" Conference

U.S. Academics for Peace Delegation, December 11, 2005

Three Capital District residents will discuss their remarkable travels to Iran and Syria as members of the US Academics for Peace delegation. John Amidon, Diane Reiner and Carole Ferraro recently returned from a trip intended to promote mutual understanding as an alternative to war

Crime and Punishment in Albany County

David Soares, November 13, 2005

David Soares, Albany County District Attorney, has almost completed his first year in office handling the most challenging job of his career. During the election last year, Soares had assumed that he would easily overcome the challenges of being District Attorney. Since then he has learned about the importance of public policy and the need to work with people that can be hard to get along with. He has learned the importance of letting go and moving forward to get programs working.


Albert Eistein -- Scientist-Humanist

Earl Mullen, March 13, 2005

Our very own Earle Mullen shared with us his fascination with the science and philosophy of Albert Einstein. The United Nations has declared 2005 the International Year of Physics in celebration of the centenary of Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis, in which the 26-year-old patent clerk wrote six papers that shook the foundations of our understanding of the universe. Einstein became an icon of the twentieth century as evidence accumulated to support his overthrowing Newton’s theory of gravity. He completely changed the concepts of space and time that hitherto has been considered absolute. Yet despite his towering intellect, Einstein willingly answered many people’s questions about a variety of topics.


Charles Darwin Live and in Concert

Richard Milner, February 13, 2005

Over 100 people packed our meeting room for Richard Milner’s performance of his show Charles Darwin: Live & in Concert. Milner, an anthropologist-songwriter, combined a wide range of musical styles – from Gilbert & Sullivan to Jimmy Durante to The Blues Brothers – to relate the history and science of Charles Darwin and evolution.


Educational Opportunities Abroad

Robert R. Gosende, January 9, 2005

Dr. Gosende, a native of Springfield, Massachusetts, received B.A. and M.A. degrees from American International College of Springfield. He explained that he was able to earn his degrees while working full time. A.I.C. awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1991 in recognition of his work promoting international education and cultural exchange.


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