Archive for February, 2019


Female rulers are a rare phenomenon—but thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, women reigned supreme. Queens like Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra controlled the totalitarian state as power-brokers and rulers. But throughout human history, women in positions of power were more often used as political pawns in a male-dominated society. What was so special about ancient Egypt that provided women this kind of access to the highest political office? What was it about these women that allowed them to transcend patriarchal obstacles? What did Egypt gain from its liberal reliance on female leadership, and could today’s world learn from its example?

Celebrated Egyptologist Kara Cooney will deliver a fascinating tale of female power through the lives of six remarkable pharaohs—women who ruled with real authority. She’ll shine a piercing light on perceptions of women in power, exploring why it has seldom been allowed through history and why that is relevant today.

Learn more about ancient Egypt’s female rulers, and see over 350 prestigious artifacts from the days of the Egyptian Empire, in our new multisensory exhibition “Queens of Egypt.”

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time:  7:30 p – 9 p
Cost: $ 30 (tickets required)
Location: Gilbert Grosvener Auditorium | National Geographic | 1600 M St., NW | DC

For more information & to purchase tickets. 

“The objective of the organization We, The World is to facilitate cooperation
on a global scale amongst groups and individuals dedicated to implementing solutions to the many challenges we face on the planet at this time…We invite you to join us in a movement without which all the other movements for change can not be successful. The crucial movement we are talking about is the shift from ‘I’ to ‘We'”.
                      – Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Nobel Peace Laureate)

WATCH TONIGHT’S LIVE STREAM at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT
  :  http://www.facebook.com/thewecampaign


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Tonight at 6 pm, Patrick Carolan (from the Franciscan Action Network’s (FAN)) is honored to be joining this important movement. As a Franciscan, a Christian, and simply a human being – we are called to live out the gospel message to love, as Patrick pointed out in his speech at a rally in front of the White House yesterday.

By shifting the social narrative, a feeling of connectivity reflected in one’s thoughts and actions is created; which, in turn, maximizes social change through cooperation and coordination between the world’s transformative movements.

FAN’s own Patrick Carolan will be live tonight joining the We, The World Campaign to discuss how we can move our culture away from US vs THEM; and towards a “WE Thinking” and “WE Consciousness” that values the Common Good, and the well-being of us all.

WATCH TONIGHT’S LIVE STREAM at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT  :  http://www.facebook.com/thewecampaign

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As technology continues to transform current jobs and create new jobs, there is one industry that is taking center stage in this new world of work: data science.

By 2020, the demand for Data Science and Analytic (DSA) jobs is projected to grow 15%*, with the fastest-growing roles of Data Scientists and Advanced Analysts projected to see demand spike by 28%. Currently, only six of the U.S. News & World Report‘s Top 100 Global Universities offer undergraduate degrees in data science.

Join us February 26 at the University of Pennsylvania for The Future Is Now: Closing the Data Analytics Skills Gap. Tech leaders and execs from LinkedIn, Morgan Stanley, The Gates Foundation, and our very own CEO Jake Schwartz will discuss how businesses and education systems are confronting the huge demand for data skills—and preparing students for the changing landscape.

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  • Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Location: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania | 3680 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
  • Agenda:
    • 4:30 PM: Opening Remarks
    • 4:45: Keynote Speaker: Allen Blue, Co-Founder, LinkedIn
    • 5:10: The Landscape of Data Analytics: Growth in data and analytics careers across various industries, including Finance, Healthcare, Media and Government.
    • 5:45: Data Analytics Landscape Opening: Matt Sigelman, CEO, Burning Glass
    • 6:00: Educational Pathways in Data Analytics: Response from the education system to the growth in data and analytics, including various tools and training opportunities available for students and professionals interested in analytics.

*Burning Glass Technologies

Courtesy of our friends at Gofobo!  Click the image below or here to enter to win the Toy Story 4 sweepstakes!

Contest Start Date: 02/15/2019    
Draw Date: 03/15/2019
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Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”), Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.