Preparing Boys for Life.

News Grid

News

JWELSH

In 2006, the war in Iraq was moving in a bad direction, with hundreds of Iraqis and dozens of American soldiers being killed weekly. As violence escalated and defeat seemed imminent, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld stubbornly clung to a strategy of withdrawing American troops. When the hour was darkest, an unlikely set of heroes emerged. Read Dr. Nagl's Opinion piece, "Retired generals warned us about Rumsfeld. Now they’re warning us about Trump." in The Washington Post >

In 2006, the war in Iraq was moving in a bad direction, with hundreds of Iraqis and dozens of American soldiers being killed weekly. As violence escalated and defeat seemed imminent, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld stubbornly clung to a strategy of withdrawing American troops. When the hour was darkest, an unlikely set of heroes emerged. Read Dr. Nagl's Opinion piece, "Retired generals warned us about Rumsfeld. Now they’re warning us about Trump." in The Washington Post >

Read more about Washington Post: Headmaster John Nagl on the warnings of retired generals
Best for Boys Speaker Series: Michael Baime
JWELSH

"The question isn't what can I do for my boys, it's who can I be for my boys," says Michael Baime, one of the country's foremost experts on mindfulness and director of the mindfulness program at Penn Medicine. On Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Ball Auditorium, Baime will discuss the science behind mindfulness, the role of mindfulness in managing stress, and provide tips on how to settle into the present moment. He will lead a guided sitting meditation as well as a communications exercise.

"The question isn't what can I do for my boys, it's who can I be for my boys," says Michael Baime, one of the country's foremost experts on mindfulness and director of the mindfulness program at Penn Medicine.

On Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Ball Auditorium, Baime will discuss the science behind mindfulness, the role of mindfulness in managing stress, and provide tips on how to settle into the present moment. He will lead a guided sitting meditation as well as a communications exercise.

Many of us are suffering from a constricted spirit. Our time-pressured sense of urgency and the number of tasks that demand our attention lead us to lose sight of what truly matters. Mindfulness helps us to remember what matters most, and gives us practical tools that help us to live a more connected, heartfelt, and intentional life.

Baime is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of medicine and founder and director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness. He is the recipient of the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania and the 2016 Award for Distinguished Contributions in Behavioral Medicine from the American College of Physicians. He earned a B.A. from Haverford College and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

This event is presented as part of The Haverford School's Best for Boys Speaker Series. It is free and open to the public. Register today at haverford.org/bestforboys.

Read more about Best for Boys Speaker Series: Michael Baime
Philly is getting its first augmented reality mural - and it looks awesome
JWELSH

Philly is about to get futuristic. The city will get its first ever augmented reality mural next month. The project, “Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny,” will combine art and technology to bring a multimedia sight and sound installation to 5300 Lansdowne Avenue, in West Philadelphia. Read the Phillymag.com story >

Phillymag.com, Claire Sasko

Philly is about to get futuristic.

The city will get its first ever augmented reality mural next month. The project, “Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny,” will combine art and technology to bring a multimedia sight and sound installation to 5300 Lansdowne Avenue, in West Philadelphia.

How will it work? Well, the mural itself is already complete — but starting on October 9th, anyone who downloads and uses Philadelphia-based production company Blue Design’s free smartphone app will see and hear the project come to life.
“Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny” is the result of a collaboration between Philly hip-hop/DJ/composer legend King Britt and muralist Joshua Mays — a duo that previously teamed up last year for a one-night-only performance on October 14th in West Philadelphia’s Malcolm X Park.

For the mural, Britt and Mays partnered with students from the nearby Mastery Charter School’s Shoemaker campus and Haverford School on the Main Line to create the imagery and sound used in the project. Youth enrolled at the Mural Arts Education Program at both schools worked with Britt and Mays in classes this past summer, mulling things like the “visualization of images, sound samples, and archives to reimagine the Conestoga neighborhood [where the mural is erected] and possibilities for its future,” according to Mural Arts.

The result? A one-of-a-kind creation.

Read the full Phillymag.com story >

 

Read more about Philly is getting its first augmented reality mural - and it looks awesome
JWELSH

View the job description for this position >

Interested candidates can apply by sending a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and employment application (found under "Quick Links") to Director of Marketing and Communications Jessica Welsh at jwelsh@haverford.org. Portfolios welcome. The Haverford School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, disabilities, or sexual orientation in the administration of its policies and programs. Candidates are selected by their qualifications to meet the needs of the position.

Read more about Associate Director of Marketing and Communications – Media Relations Manager