“Let’s take it to the woods.”
At 12:15 p.m. today at Smith Wilkes Hall, J.M. Adovasio will present “Meadowcroft: A Fascinating Window into the Past.” He will discuss the excavation of one of the earliest archeological sites of human habitation in the United States, Meadowcroft Rockshelter, located in southwestern Pennsylvania. Adovasio is the director of Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute in Erie, Pa.
As a cardiologist, Dr. Steven J. Corwin values his experience caring for patients and tries to understand what patients are going through.
“I have been fortunate to bring that background to running a large mission,” he said. “We try to look at the whole comprehensive picture across the board. We have to put the patient first and be really committed to that. We can’t cure everybody, but we can care in a responsible way.”
Landscape architect Dean Gowen will present “A New Vision for the Shoreline of Chautauqua Institution” for tonight’s Lake Walk, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Bird, Tree & Garden Club in cooperation with the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy.
Özlem Denizmen, head of social investments for Doğuş Group — one of Turkey’s largest conglomerates — continues Chautauqua Institution’s weeklong exploration of “Turkey: Model for the Middle East?” with today’s 10:45 a.m. morning lecture in the Amphitheater. Denizmen’s talk will focus on her work promoting financial literacy and security among women in Turkey.
Denizmen was born in Turkey, educated in the United States and returned to Turkey to later become a leading entrepreneur and role model for women.
“Butterflies” is the topic of the Bird, Tree & Garden Club Brown Bag at 12:15 p.m. today at Smith Wilkes Hall. Jeff Tome, senior naturalist at the Jamestown Audubon Society, will give a presentation on butterflies and show how he turned his yard into the perfect habitat for these beautiful creatures.
“Is there a view of the lake through the trees?” is the topic for today’s Lake Walk. Meet Rick Constantino at 6:30 p.m. at the Heinz Fitness Center on South Lake Drive, below the Youth Activities Center.
While making plans for next season, Chautauquans may want to pencil in “Ken Burns” for Week Seven. Burns is returning to Chautauqua Institution after visits in 2009 and 2010; Week Seven’s theme is “A Week with Ken Burns: Historian, Documentarian and American Conscience.” Burns will be part of all the morning Amphitheater lectures that week. Some of his collaborators from throughout the years will also be part of the discussions.
At 12:15 p.m. today at Smith Wilkes Hall, Aaron Sachs will give a presentation titled “Pioneers of the Environmental Movement.” This Bird, Tree & Garden Club Brown Bag will feature sketches of American figures who have contributed to the development of environmental thought throughout the past 200 years. Sachs said that his presentation will be comprised of photographs of landscapes, plants and people.
The awards ceremony for the Chautauqua in Bloom event, sponsored by the Bird, Tree & Garden Club and chaired by Barbara Zuegel, was held on July 26 at Smith Wilkes Hall. Many beautiful gardens are visible in Chautauqua this season, and everyone’s efforts in maintaining their gardens were acknowledged and admired. [w/ SLIDESHOW]