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Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death by Norman Staker

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read:  Review of Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Treatment. By Norman Straker, Reviewed by Leah Rosenberg, MD and D. P. Yuppa, MD  in  The Journal of Palliative Medicine Volume 17, Number 4, 2014.

 

Paddling to Peking

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Paddling to Peking, Review of Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World by Nicholas Griffin, Reviewed by Roderick MacFarquhar  in The New York Review of Books March 20th Issue.

Zhuang Zedong playing at the twenty-sixth World Table Tennis Championships, in which he won the men’s singles title, Beijing, 1961

How to Destroy Species, Including Us

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books, Science News

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Click Here to Read: How to Destroy Species, Including Us, Review of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert, Reviewed by Verlyn Klinkenborg in the New York Review of Books in the March 20, 2014 issue.
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The Fat Drug

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News, Science News

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Click Here to Read:  The Fat Drug by Pagan Kennedy in The New York Times on March 8, 2014.

Red-billed quelea

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Red-billed quelea on the BBC Nature website.

As Denzel Washington opens ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ on Broadway, Ellen Handler Spitz’ ‘Illuminating Childhood’ explores the play’s significance

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books, Plays

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Click Here to Read:   As Denzel Washington opens ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ on Broadway, Ellen Handler Spitz’ ‘Illuminating Childhood’ explores the play’s significance by Shalin Manning on the University of Michigan Press website on March 6, 2014.

What If Miley Cyrus Did the Nasty in the Shvitz? The Yiddish Roots of Tverking

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  What If Miley Cyrus Did the Nasty in the Shvitz? The Yiddish Roots of Tverking By Phil O’Lologous on the Forward Mobile website on March 11, 2014.

Freud was a pioneering neuroscientist

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here Read:  Freud was a pioneering neuroscientist:  Before gaining worldwide recognition as the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud made an important contribution to early modern neuroscience by Mo Costandi on his Neuorphilosophy Blog on the Guardian website.

The father of psychoanalysis was also a pioneering neuroscientist. Photograph: AP

 

Sociology and Anthropology Monday: Franz Boas

Posted March 10th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Sociology Monday

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Franz Boas (1858-1942) – Progenitor of American Anthropology

Franz Boas was a German-Jewish physicist and geographer who, through his studies of Inuit on Baffin Island and of the Kwakiutl in British Columbia under the auspices of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, came to devote himself to the study of anthropology by challenging the predominant fixed stage evolutionism in vogue in the last quarter of the 19th century. It was Boas who defined anew the science of Read the rest of this post »

Psychoanalysis and Thought Control: Reflections on Cold War Culture and Clinical Knowledge” with Daniel Pick at 7 RUE DE FLEURUS

Posted March 10th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

7 RUE DE FLEURUS, A SALON MEETING
“Psychoanalysis and Thought Control:
Reflections on Cold War Culture and Clinical Knowledge”
Daniel Pick, Presenter
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
8:00 to 10:00pm
Location: TBA Read the rest of this post »

YIVO News and Events

Posted March 9th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Uncategorized

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Upcoming Programs Beyond the Myth of the Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 | 7pm

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The shtetl was home to two-thirds of Eastern Europe’s Jews in the 18th and 19th centuries. But today it is vastly misunderstood. Join Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern to discuss his new, pathbreaking study of life in the shtetl based on previously untapped archival sources. Read more… Read the rest of this post »

Eulogy for a Source

Posted March 9th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:   Eulogy for a Source by Helen Epstein in The New York Times on March 8, 2014.

Psychoanalysis, Science and the Real

Posted March 9th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:   Psychoanalysis, Science and the Real on the  Desescrits de psicoanàlisi lacaniana website on March 8, 2014

Men are NOT from Mars after all

Posted March 9th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click here to Read:   Men are NOT from Mars after all:  Scientist claims male and female brains are the same and it’s gender stereotyping which makes us different by emily Kent Smith on the Mail Online website on March 8, 2014.

Neuroscientist Gina Rippon, a professor at Ashton University, said this week that she believes gender differences are caused by society stereotypes. She said that gender differences have no scientific grounding

Psychology Association’s Torture Link Fails “Do-No-Harm” Ethics

Posted March 9th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Psychology Association’s Torture Link Fails “Do-No-Harm” Ethics By Roy Eidelson and Trudy Bond on the Truthout website on March 7, 2014.

The Second Coming of Sigmund Freud

Posted March 8th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read:   The Second Coming of Sigmund Freud Just as the old psychoanalyst seemed destined for history’s trash heap, neuroscientists are resurrecting his most defining insights. By Kat McGowan in the Siscover Magazine April 2014 issue.

Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney

Posted March 8th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney by Ron Suskind in The New York Times on March 7, 2014.

Germany refuses Xi Jinping’s request to visit Holocaust memorial sites during tour of Europe

Posted March 8th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Germany refuses Xi Jinping’s request to visit Holocaust memorial sites during tour of Europe Beijing wanted trip to be part of Xi’s itinerary this month Patrick Boehler in South China Morning Post News on March 05, 2014.

A man walks through the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin’s largest Holocaust memorial. China had requested to include a visit to the memorial in President Xi Jinping’s (inset) visit to Germany this month. Photo: Reuters

To Scientists in Pursuit, a Bit of Matter Is No Small Matter

Posted March 8th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies, Science News

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Click Here to Read:  To Scientists in Pursuit, a Bit of Matter Is No Small Matter By A. O. Scott in The New York Times on March 4, 2014.

‘Particle Fever,’ a terrific documentary, demonstrates that science is the most human of activities

Posted March 8th, 2014 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies, Science News

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Click Here to Read:  ‘Particle Fever,’ a terrific documentary, demonstrates that science is the most human of activities. By Peter Rainer in the Christian Science Monitor on March 7, 2014.]

A worker at CERN, the particle-physics laboratory near Geneva, stands beneath the Large Hadron Collider.  CERN/BOND Strategy and Influence