TEDWomen update: Diana Nyad and EverWalk Nation

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TEDWomen update: Diana Nyad and EverWalk Nation

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At the age of 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to make the 110-mile swim from Havana to Key West without a shark cage. The swim took her 52 hours and 54 minutes to complete, a lifetime goal she had begun dreaming of in the late 1970s. She made her first attempt in 1978 at the age of 28. Then after []

One TED speaker becomes a college president, another designs a beautiful new perfume bottle …

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One TED speaker becomes a college president, another designs a beautiful new perfume bottle …

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The TED community has been very busy over the past few weeks. Below, some newsy highlights. Wellesley has a new president. Dr. Paula Johnson, a longtime champion of women’s health and health policy, is Wellesley College’s 14th president. The celebrations surrounding her inauguration focused on the theme of Intersections; in her inauguration address, she reflected []

TEDWomen update: Wellesley inaugurates Dr. Paula Johnson

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TEDWomen update: Wellesley inaugurates Dr. Paula Johnson

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Congratulations to TEDWomen 2013 speaker Dr. Paula Johnson who, earlier this month, was sworn in as the 14th president of Wellesley College. She is the first African-American president of the institution. Dr. Johnson is a pioneer in looking at health from a woman’s perspective. Before taking the helm at Wellesley, she was the chief of []

Just announced: TEDGlobal 2017 heads back to Africa

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Just announced: TEDGlobal 2017 heads back to Africa

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Ten years on, TEDGlobal returns to Africa, and applications are open now to attend. TEDGlobal 2017: Builders. Truth-tellers. Catalysts. happens August 27–30, 2017, in Arusha, Tanzania. Our conference in Arusha ten years ago felt like history in the making. The ideas and connections forged then have had untold impact. As curator Emeka Okafor says: “At the end of TEDGlobal 2007, we talked about []

Meet the Fall 2016 class of TED Residents

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Meet the Fall 2016 class of TED Residents

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On September 12, TED welcomed its latest class of the TED Residency program, an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas. Residents spend four months in the TED office with fellow brilliant minds who are creatively taking on projects that are making significant changes in their communities, across many different fields   The new Residents include: A []