Lecture Series

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Elmont Online presents a collection of thought-provoking audio and video presentations by contemporary thinkers, intellectuals, and thought leaders from around the world.  Critical thinking and lively debate are the cornerstones of Elmont Online's mission and motto - Building A Better Community.

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"Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself -- at the university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005."

Poet, writer, activist Eve Ensler lived in her head. In this powerful talk from TEDWomen, she talks about her lifelong disconnection from her body -- and how two shocking events helped her to connect with the reality, the physicality of being human.

"Princeton professor and author Melissa Harris-Lacewell urges women to reject shame and isolation and instead work together for equal rights as she speaks to the theme Embracing Your Promise." The Elmont Online Lecture Series continues to bring thought provoking talks.

 

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Claron McFadden is a soprano who studied voice at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Her celebrated operatic roles are numerous and varied. She sings many of the major oratorio works, but is also in demand for her interpretation of modern and contemporary music.

Her many recordings include Birtwistle's Paul Cèlan Songs, Haydn's Orfeo and Handel'sAlexander Balus with the King’s Consort. In August 2007 McFadden was awarded the Amsterdam Prize of the Arts, winning praise for her brilliant coloratura, her wide repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Bernstein and contemporary composers, and her vivid stage personality.
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{youtubejw width="475" height="275"}icWAoepdTpo{/youtubejw}As part of Black History Month, Elmont Online is featuring lectures on black history.  The first lecture, "Lecture 7 -African-American Freedom Struggle", is a class given at Stanford University by  Professor Clayborne Carson.  The is part of an 18 part series.  This lecture is about 1 hour long.

Access to free and excellent educational opportunities is a cornerstone of the Elmont Online Project, and our Online Lecture Series is one example of how we are accomplishing our mission.  Today we are announcing a new initiative, The Khan Academy.  The academy is a unique online education experience.  It is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

The Elmont community was first introduced to the Khan Academy by the Elmont Soccer Club.  We invite you to first watch the video presentation above, and then use the link to the right as your own world class Afterschool Tutorial Center.   Most importantly, share this link with every student, and every parent you know, we can’t afford not to.  The Elmont Soccer Club’s motto is “Excellence is the standard” and Elmont Online’s motto is “Building a Better Community”.  We invite you to join us in actualizing the mission and vision of our collaboration.

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