Each year, Hathaway Brown is proud to present the Learning for Life Speakers' Series, which brings some of the most innovative thinkers to campus to share their insights. All events are free and open to the public.
In partnership with The Attention Center, HB presented Dr. Edward Hallowell as the first speaker in its 2012-2013 Learning for Life Speakers’ Series, with “Imagine Excelling with ADHD.”
Edward Hallowell, M.D., Ed.D., a child and adult psychiatrist, is a New York Times bestselling author, world-renowned speaker and leading authority in the field of ADHD. He was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004, graduated from Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, and is the founder of The Hallowell Centers for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, Mass. and New York City.
Michael Ruhlman, James Beard Award-winning author and culinary expert, will present “The Cooking Animal,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. This presentation is free and open to the public. Ruhlman will discuss the importance of cooking and writing about food. Several of his books will be available for purchase on the evening of the event, and a book signing will take place after the talk.
Ruhlman is a well-known author, food blogger, cook, and journalist who wishes to translate the chef's craft for every kitchen. He graduated from Duke in 1985 with a BA in literature, and worked at The New York Times. He departed after fewer than two years to pursue a life of writing, travel and odd jobs, returning to Cleveland with his wife, Donna, a newspaper and magazine photographer, in 1991. Ruhlman found work at a local magazine covering the arts and cultural scene here began writing about chefs and cooking.
Dr. Jane Piirto, author and professor, presents Discovering, Developing, and Nurturing Talent on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
Jane Piirto is Trustees’ Distinguished Professor at Ashland University. Her literary books are A Location in the Upper Peninsula (collected works), TheThree-Week Trance Diet (award-winning novel), Saunas (poetry), The Arrest (novel), Labyrinth (novella), as well as eight chapbooks. Her scholarship is in the area of the psychology of creativity and in the study of gifted children. Among her books are Talented Children and Adults, Understanding Creativity, My Teeming Brain: Understanding Creative Writers, and Creativity for 21st Century Skills. Many of these works are available as e-books on Kindle and Nook. She received Individual Artist Fellowships in poetry and fiction from the Ohio Arts Council. Garrison Keillor read her work on “The Writer’s Almanac.” She is one of 1,400 American writers listed in the Directory of American Poets and Writers as both a poet and a writer. She has received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mensa Education and Research Foundation, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Northern Michigan University.