2013 SUMMER SPEAKER SERIES
Tuesdays at 7 pm
in the Esther Wood Lecture Room
Tuesday, July 16
Diana Page, former Public Affairs Counselor, U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires
"Brazil - Everything You Never Knew
(from Portuguese Colony to Major Economic Power)"
Ms. Page retired from diplomatic service in 2011 after serving as public affairs counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires. From 2005 to 2008, she was the U.S. Consulin Recife, Brazil. Her other posts included Mexico City, Banja Luka (in Bosnia-Herzogovina) Santiago, Brasilia and Georgetown (Guyana). Back in 1968 when she graduated from the University of Michigan, she joined the Peace Corps to work in Bahia, Brazil. Then she became a journalist, covering Brazil and Argentina for United Press International (UPI) before the St.Petersburg Times hired her to cover Central America. She also worked for the World Resources Institute before joining the State Department in 1990. She is married to Oscar Ruiz; they live in Chile six months of the year and Blue Hill the other half.
Tuesday, July 23 & (repeated) Tuesday, August 6
Leslie Clapp '82 and Blaise deSibour, World Travelers
Explore the natural wonders of our 50th state with local travelers Leslie Clapp and Blaise deSibour. Last winter the couple visited 6 of the Hawaiian islands on a seven-week adventure in this tropical paradise. Witness the awesome power of volcanos on the “big” island, surf the North Shore of Oahu, hike in the Haleakala Crater of Maui, snorkel off Molokai’s fringe reef, explore remote beaches of Lanai and experience the sheer beauty of Kauai’s Napali Coast. Rainbows, waterfalls, whales and many other treasures will be shared during this photographic presentation.
Tuesday, July 30
Greg Campbell '60, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University
"Climate Change: Some Historical Data and Thoughts
on Our Current Situation"
After reviewing the history of climate change and how it has affected the development of both plant and animal life on earth, we will touch on the dramatic changes in species survival that occurred as the earth’s climate changed.The majority of the presentation will address the climate changes of the past million years and the currently accepted theory as to what has caused these cyclic climate changes. Finally, we will discuss the climate models and how well they have predicted and correlate with the climate data that we currently have.
Greg Campbell graduated from George Stevens Academy in 1960 and studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Maine. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine in 1969. He joined General Motors Research Laboratory as the first Chemical Engineer in the Polymers Department and became Senior Staff Research Engineer in 1978 while working on polymer processing research. He joined Mobil Chemical Research and Development where he managed the polymer fabrication research and development department until August 1984. Campbell then joined the Chemical Engineering faculty at Clarkson University where he taught until his retirement in 2007. Recently, Greg Campbell has taught courses on Climate Change at the Sunrise Senior College hosted by the University of Maine at Machias.
Campbell has served on the board of Down East Community Hospital in Machias. He is co-author with Dr. Mark Spalding of “Analyzing and Troubleshooting Single-Screw Extruders” (April 2013).
Tuesday, August 13
John Wilmerding, Professor Emeritus of American Art, Princeton University
"Building a New Museum: Collecting American Art for
the Crystal Bridges Museum"
John Wilmerding is Sarofim Professor of American art, emeritus, at Princeton University. Formerly, he was a visiting curator in the Department of American art at the Metropolitan Museum, and has also served as Senior Curator and Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington. He is currently chairman of the board of trustees of the National Gallery and a trustee of the Guggenheim Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. He has an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Vermont, and is a member of the American Philosophical Society. President Obama reappointed him to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House. A noted scholar of American art and cultural studies, he is author of monographs on Fitz Henry Lane, John F. Peto, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Eakins. Over the last few years he has written books on Richard Estes, Robert Indiana, Tom Wesselmann, and Roy Lichtenstein. He has recently worked on exhibitions of Frederic Church in Maine, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Indiana’s prints, and Pop still life.
Tuesday, August 20
Aran Shetterly '88 Freelance writer and editor
"A Field Guide to Expats in Mexico"
After living in Mexico for nearly eight years, Aran Shetterly finally feels he knows enough to write something about his adopted home. Aran will read from a work-in-progress that deals with finding a way in a place that gets more --rather than less -- different with time. Over the last 20 years, Aran has lived in Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Miami, New York and Maine, where he grew up. Today, he lives in Mexico,where he and his wife founded Inside México, an English-language magazine. He is a freelance writer and editor. He likes a good story and writes about Latin American culture, history and politics, as well as natural history and conservation. Aran Shetterly attended Harvard College, and the University of Southern Maine where he completed a master's degree in New England and American studies.
Tuesday, August 27
Sam Henriques, parent '14, cinematographer
A showing of "Portrait of Wally: The Face that Launched a Thousand Lawsuits"
followed by Q&A
Sam Henriques recently DP-ed MTV’s Failosophy and Nat Geo’s Armageddon 101 which both premiered in February 2013. His short film Sling Shot just premiered and won third place at Sundance in the Focus Forward: Short Films / Big Ideas series. Sam’s recent documentary works include: The Good Soldier, which recently won him an Emmy as Producer in the Documentary & Historical programming. Resent films include: Portrait of Wally; Nursery University; Burning the Future: Coal in America. Henriques is best known for shooting Academy Award nominee Angola; The Farm, Produced and Directed by Liz Garbus and Jonathan Stack, about inmates at the notorious Angola State Penitentiary for which he won a Primetime Emmy for non-fiction Cinematography. Also Riding The Rails; for American Experience won a Peabody award. He has filmed for UNICEF on health issues such as polio in Ethiopia, AIDS in South Africa and child labor in the Balkans. Other notable films include: Good People Go To Hell, The Klezmatics, Nursery University, My Architect, Harlem Diaries and Rocks with Wings; the chronicle of the Lady Chieftains all-girl basketball team at Shiprock reservation. As a Camera Assistant, Henriques worked on Academy Award winning films: Common Threads: Stories form the Quilt and A Strong, Clear Vision. Work for PBS includes PBS News Hour, Eyes on the Prize II, American Masters & Nova.
Henriques has worked in such diverse locations as Angkor Wot, the Amazon River, Angola Prison, The Bad Lands, The Balkans, Botswana, the Catacombs, Chiapas, Costa Rica, Death Row, Dublin, Ethiopia, The Great Wall, Ghana, Ground Zero, The Grenadines, Highway 61, Route 66, Hong Kong Harbor, Ipanema, The Lost World, Mississippi Delta, Nigerian Delta, The Forbidden City, Rome, Senegal, Soweto, South Bronx, South Bend, Thailand, Tokyo, The Tombs, Uxmaal, & Zimbabwe. Sam graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Sam’s daughter Olivia is starting her senior year at George Stevens Academy. He is married to long-time Brooklin summer resident Rebecca Lax.
All are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee and no reserved seating.
The Esther Wood Room is air-conditioned.
George Stevens Academy
23 Union Street, Blue Hill, Maine 04614
For more information, call 374-2800
Download Speaker Series postcard (PDF)