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Brian Smith | Staff PhotographerBrian Castner, author of the Week Eight Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selection The Long Walk, talks about being a veteran in today’s America during the CLSC author presentation on Aug. 15 in the Hall of Philosophy.

CLSC finds modern influence in expanding community

There is a slim stack of books in Sherra Babcock’s office. It may seem inconsequential in a room full of several shelves brimming with volumes, but that small pile is the beginning of next year’s Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle reading list.

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‘Trip Around the World’ to will bring Zakaria back to Chautauqua in 2014

Back by popular demand, Fareed Zakaria will return to Chautauqua in 2014 to kick off Week Eight, themed “Chautauqua’s Global Public Square.”

The best-selling author of The Post-American World and the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” a weekly foreign affairs newscast on CNN, Zakaria will begin a week illuminating issues from all over the world, highlighting those often ignored by American politicians and the public.

Sherra Babcock, Chautauqua Institution vice president and the Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education, said she believes Chautauquans will be very excited about the chance to be educated on and engage in global issues.

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Roxana Pop | Staff PhotographerChautauqua Institution trustee Jack McCredie poses a question to Sherra Babcock, Chautauqua Institution vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education, during last Wednesday’s Trustees Porch Discussion at the Hultquist Center.

Babcock shares vision of lifelong learning at porch discussion

Sherra Babcock, Chautauqua Institution vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education, provided an overview of the Institution’s education and youth programs and her vision for lifelong learning at Chautauqua in a Trustees Porch Discussion titled “Lifelong Learning —Chautauqua’s Educational Impact” on Wednesday at the Hultquist Center.

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Katie McLean | Staff PhotographerSherra Babcock, Institution vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education, announces selections for the 2014 Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Saturday on Bryant Day at Miller Bell Tower.

Season’s readings: Babcock announces three 2014 CLSC selections at annual Bryant Day celebration

This last Saturday was Bryant Day, a tradition that marks the official start of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle reading season. The ceremony featured Sherra Babcock, vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education, announcing the first three selections of the year: Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende, What I Did by Christopher Wakling, and The Names of Things by John Colman Wood. The three novels fall within the season’s vertical theme, “Exploration and Discovery,” which honors Week Five’s morning lecture theme and the second interarts collaborative project on the American West.

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The faces of health care: Smith to explore health, wellness, power and vulnerability in monologues from ‘Let Me Down Easy’

Actress, playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith is just one woman. But this is easy to forget when Smith is onstage presenting her “deeply individual and deeply moving” documentary theater pieces, said Sherra Babcock, Institution vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education.

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Bryant Day marks start of new reading season

“The bell-ringing will go on for a while,” said Sherra Babcock, Chautauqua Institution vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education. “And it will be loud.”

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Brian Smith | Staff PhotographerMembers of the Chautauqua Music Camp String Orchestra plays classical dance songs on Bestor Plaza Friday afternoon. The camp performs at 12 p.m. Saturday in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall.

Chautauqua Music Camps give young musicians place to hone instrumental skills

As Terry Bacon sat outside the School of Music’s studios studios Tuesday morning, a young musician approached him and shared his experience at the Chautauqua Music Camps. The student said that it was, for him, the first place he had ever felt welcome. It was the only place, other than his own band room, where he felt no one would make fun of him. It was where he belonged.

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Class of 2013 celebrates CLSC Recognition Day

Ginger Haskell has waited 20 years to graduate with the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Class of 2013 — a century after her grandmother, Florence Earle Buek, graduated with the Class of 1913.

Haskell, a clinical psychologist with a master’s from Oxford University and a doctorate from the University of Alabama, is the president of the Class of 2013. The class members will be honored today as they receive their diplomas for fulfilling the requirements of the CLSC; all 178 members of the class have read at least 12 CLSC selections over the rough span of four years.

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