May 29, 2013 |
'I just got a call from Matt Damon's agent," social critic and political activist Robert Jensen says in deadpan about his new book, Arguing for Our Lives: A User's Guide to Constructive Dialog . "Matt wants to turn my book into a major Hollywood film. " How could you go wrong with a sexy title like that? That's not to mention the content. A potent attack on the rabid, irrational saber-rattling that passes for political and social discourse today, Arguing for Our Lives is a cogent, closely argued, sober, yet passionate call for ordinary men and women to help save our democracy by reclaiming our intellect, by honing our powers of rational argumentation.
January 20, 2013
Events are free unless otherwise indicated. Symposiums & seminars Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pa. is hosting Volunteer Orientation Sessions about how to become a Big Brother or Big Sister. Center City office, 123 S. Broad St., Suite 2180; 215-790-9200 or www.bbbssepa.org . 6 pm Wednesday. "Stop, Drop Your Gun Preserve and Protect Breakfast," Willingboro Public Library, 220 Willingboro Pkwy, Willingboro; 609-877-6668. Children grades K-5 enjoy breakfast with local police officers.
November 17, 2012 |
Sidney H. Lehmann, 67, of Lower Makefield, a labor attorney and former township supervisor, died Thursday, Nov. 15, of cancer. Mr. Lehmann successfully argued several significant labor cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court. He also taught courses at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Management and Labor Relations. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Vineland, N.J., Mr. Lehmann graduated from Rutgers University and earned a law degree from Columbia University. In 1974, Mr. Lehmann became a founding attorney of the newly created New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate.
February 5, 2012
Indicates wheelchair-accessible. Events are free unless otherwise indicated. Symposiums & seminars Election 2012: Tax Reform with Bruce Bartlett and Rosanne Altshuler. National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St; reservations are required, 215-409-6700 or www.constitutioncenter.org . $10 for nonmembers, $7 for members, students, teachers. 6:30 p.m. Tue. Lectures & literature African American Read In Chain , members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will share their favorite readings.
September 25, 2011 |
Dr. Raphael Rubin, 55, of Merion, a professor of pathology and cell biology at Thomas Jefferson University Medical College, died of brain cancer, Sunday, Sept. 18, at home. Dr. Rubin was an expert on liver pathology. His research focused on a kind of cell signaling known as insulinlike growth factor 1 - an important hormone known to keep cancer cells growing. His research has been published in more than 100 professional journals. He was coeditor of the fifth and sixth editions of Rubin's Pathology, a medical textbook first published by his father, Emanuel Rubin.