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Annie

The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of "Annie" will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.

Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, "Annie" includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership

Despite women’s impressive gains in education and the workplace over the past 50 years, men greatly outnumber women in leadership, especially in top positions and in STEM fields. From corporate boardrooms to the halls of Congress, from universities to the courts, from places of worship to philanthropic organizations, men are simply much more likely than women to be leaders.

Dissertation Proposal Defense: "Cross-cultural approaches to understanding the emotional geographies of climate change"

Margaret duBray, a graduate sociocultural anthropology student in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, will defend her dissertation proposal, "Cross-cultural approaches to understanding the emotional geographies of climate change."

Her committee is Amber Wutich (co-chair), Shauna BurnSilver (co-chair) and Bob Bolin.

Blended Autism Intervention: Brain, Behavior and Genetics

Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) enables about half of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to function similarly to same age peers by the time they enter school after one to three years of intervention. The other half of these children exhibit less marked improvements and usually require more special education support. Contrary to the common claim that all children require 30 plus hours per week of Discrete Trial Intervention for several years, many children profit from less intensive Incidental Teaching approaches for 18 months or less, followed by integrated classroom in

Dissertation Proposal Defense: "Social Networks, Economic Opportunity and Reproduction in Rural Guatemala"

Joseph Hackman, a graduate sociocultural anthropology student in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, will defend his dissertation proposal, "Social Networks, Economic Opportunity and Reproduction in Rural Guatemala."

His committee is Daniel Hruschka (chair), Jonathan Maupin and Kim Hill.

Frank Rhodes Lecture: "Beyond Wit and Grit"

Speaker: Howard Gardner, the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Gardner developed the theory of multiple intelligences and is a leading scholar of education in the 21st century. Gardner also directs the Good Project, a collection of research programs that investigate and promote good work, citizenship, and education. You can read more at howardgardner.com.

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