Béla Fleck is widely recognized as one of the world’s premier banjo players, and is currently in NYC to perform a live show and answer fan questions at The New York Times headquarters. Jon Pareles, chief pop music critic for The Times, will be in the room to ask those questions. He will be joined by Caryn Ganz, The Times’s pop music editor, who will be chatting with the audience and providing insight throughout. You can submit your own questions here.
The Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) Conference will take place this weekend at Saint Mary’s College. “This year’s conference focuses on the themes of leadership, women, intercultural studies and the intersection between them,” said Mana Derakhshani, a College faculty member helping to organize the conference. These ideas will be explored at the conference through various speakers, roundtable discussions, panels and workshops. The conference is hosted by the Center for Women’s Intercultural Studies and will start today and continue through Saturday. Beverly Tatum, president of Spellman College, a historically black college for women, will be the keynote speaker. She will give a presentation entitled “Educating Tomorrow’s Global Women Leaders” tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the O’Laughlin Auditorium. Tatum has made a career out of women’s education, written several books and is an expert on race and identity, Derakhshani said. “She epitomizes in many ways the various themes of the conference”, she said. Derakhshani emphasized how the CWIL Conference’s themes related to everyday life. “Some of the presenters and most of the participants are not professors or academia. They bring together theory and practice,” she said. “The conference is a place to share ideas, to learn about innovative projects and theories or how people are dealing with these issues in research and practice.” She encouraged students to attend the conference. For more information, visit the CWIL website at http://www.centerforwomeninleadership.org/research-and-scholarship/cwil-conference-2010/schedule-a-glance.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted he will leave the club at the end of his current contract.The former Borussia Dortmund manager first joined Liverpool in 2015 and is currently contracted to the club until 2022.Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group are keen to tie Klopp down to a new, long-term deal but the German has suggested he will take a break from football when his contract ends in three years’ time.When asked if he was planning to take a sabbatical, Klopp told Kicker:“It looks like it. Who can now say if he can give it his all in three years’ time?“If I decide for myself that I can’t go on anymore, I’ll take a break and in that year I’d have to make a definite decision [over my career].“I have absolute energy, but I have one problem; I can’t do ‘a little bit.’ I can only do ‘all or nothing.’“But the chances are very high that my energy levels will go up again [after a year’s break], and that I can then do the job the way I want to.”Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been touted as a potential replacement for Klopp, should the German leave in 2022. Source: Sky Sports