Not many writers can say they have written about the American spirit, William Tecumseh Sherman, compulsive hoarding, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, racketeering and the World’s Fair. But E.L. Doctorow can.
In today’s 10:45 a.m. lecture in the Amphitheater, renowned documentarian and filmmaker Ken Burns will discuss a subject he knows well: the Civil War.
Chautauqua favorite Ken Burns is at the center of Week Seven’s theme: “A Week with Ken Burns: Historian, Documentarian and American Conscience.”
The great thing about preaching at Chautauqua, said the Rev. M. Craig Barnes, is that “those who gather to listen are so educated and well read.”
Welcome to the beginning of Week Seven at Chautauqua.
The Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops for Week Seven will center on the impact that travel has on writing and the importance of preserving moments.
Week Seven’s lectures about diplomacy painted a picture of the international landscape with broad brushstrokes. The lecturers took on big topics: the Arab-Israeli conflict, the debate between isolationists and interventionists, the politics of oil.
It is every child’s birthday at the Children’s School this week, as Chautauqua Institution glides through the week of the 139th anniversary of Chautauqua’s founding. In the manner of Lewis Carroll, the children are observing five “un-birthdays” during Week Seven at Children’s School, themed “Happy Birthday Chautauqua.”
Honor codes within the education system can instill a long-lasting culture of honor and integrity.
Teresa A. Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, framed Friday’s morning lecture in the Amphitheater around how communities can maintain a culture of those traits to end Week Seven, themed “The Ethics of Cheating.”
The millennial generation, which includes anyone born since 1980, can be characterized by several key traits, Sullivan said. Those individuals are more confident, more team- and peer-oriented, more inclined to rely on peers for reinforcement and approval, face increased pressure to succeed, and focused on the future and long-term career success.
When the report of a cheating scandal in the Atlanta Public Schools District was released, Erroll B. Davis Jr. viewed the scandal as a failure in leadership.