TED Prize

This week on TEDPrize.org

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There’s a great blog over on our sister site, TEDPrize.org, with news of all the 2008 TED Prize winners and interesting updates. This year’s wishes are interactive and amazing, with lots of great things happening right now. Keep up via the feed. From the TEDPrize.org blog:

+ Karen Armstrong at The Chautauqua Institution — last week, Karen gave 5 talks exploring the theme of “What is Religion?” She discusses the distinction between faith and belief; she speaks about silence, the limitations and difficulty of God-talk, the purpose of ritual and the rise of atheism. … Read more >>

+ AIMS (Abuja) Opens — The search for the NextEinstein just expanded to Nigeria. On Monday June 30, a new AIMS center opened in Abuja, Nigeria, the capital city. AIMS (Abuja), based at the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), is the second of the fifteen AIMS centers to be rolled out across Africa in the next 5 years. … Read more >>

+ A TED Table at 826NYC — At an 826NYC event on Thursday, three TEDsters sponsored chairs for the study area. If one more TED fan sponsors a chair, we will have a TED table-full of chairs. Each chair is $110. If you are interested in sponsoring a chair, contact Jennifer at jennifer [@] 826nyc [dot] org. (And there are many other ways to support 826NYC.) … Read more >>

+ An 826/TED Field Trip — pics and reports from the first 826/TED event … Read more >>

+ What to Watch in JulySome bright spots in the wasteland of summer TVRead more >>

+ Assessing Your CommunityDave Eggers’ wish is based on the idea that communities should be involved in their public schools. His wish happens at the micro level: individuals impact the lives of individual students by offering their talent and time. The Public Education Network just released its Civic Index for Quality Public Education tool which considers this idea on a macro level. The tool assesses the strengths and weakness of the community as it relates to public education. (It helps answer the question: Is your town a good place to be a school?)Read more >>

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