A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Visiting Speakers

2017-18 Speaker Series: Chris Nowinski

Head of School Randall Dunn, in partnership with the Parent Association,is pleased to present the 2017-18 Latin Speaker Series

Chris Nowinski, Ph.D., Co-Founder & CEO, Concussion Legacy Foundation
Concussions, Prevention and Care
Tuesday, September 26
7 p.m.*
Wrigley Theatre

This event is free and open to the public
*Please join the Parent Association for refreshments and light snacks beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Nowinski is the founding CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, advocacy, and research. Chris co-founded the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank and the BU CTE Center, where he serves as the Outreach, Recruitment, Education and Public Policy Leader. He received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at Boston University School of Medicine, and is the author of the book Head Games, as well as 25 medical journal articles.

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Conversations with the Head: April 2017
For the last Conversations with the Head of the 2016-17 school year, I will host Rebecca Sykes, President of the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation. I hope you can join us for a discussion:

A Valuable Education
Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:30-8 p.m.
MS/US Regenstein Library
(40 spaces available)

All current parents are invited to attend. However, in order to maintain the ability for conversation, the attendance is limited to 40 people.

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2016-17 Speaker Series: Marc Brackett

Head of School Randall Dunn, in partnership with the Parent Association, is pleased to present the 2016-17 Latin Speaker Series. This year we have invited three researchers whose work supports and illuminates Latin's educational philosophy and thinking about how kids learn best.

Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence & Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University

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Innovation Day Speakers: Howard Tullman, 1871, and Jesse Diaz, Dark Matter Coffee

Innovation Day was formed by junior David Malkin, in efforts toward student-led engagement and exposure to leaders, concepts and opportunities in today's most immersive and innovative industries. On February 2, CEO of 1871, Howard Tullman, and Jesse Diaz, founder of Chicago's very own Dark Matter Coffee visited Latin to speak to students in honor of Innovation Day. Tullman offered a glimpse into the world of 1871 and how innovators work. He noted that great entrepreneurs care the most, want to make a difference in the world, and are prepared to work hard and persevere. Diaz founded Star Lounge Coffee Bar in 2007 in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago, the flagship to Dark Matter Coffee. He says he has relied on sheer tenacity to learn every aspect of the coffee industry and the keen skills acquired through experience as a small business owner. Diaz's company has grown to four retail locations and is known for imaginative artwork, experimental and innovative approaches to coffee.

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Visiting Speaker: Sian Beilock

Sian Beilock

February 14, 7-8:30 p.m., Wrigley Theatre


Having trouble under pressure? Re-train your brain. Sian Beilock is a scientist developing new approaches and new solutions to a problem we have all experienced: failing to do our best under pressure. Beilock is a psychology professor at University of Chicago and author of How The Body Knows Its Mind and Choke.

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MLK Speaker: Shaka Senghor

Latin's Diversity Council, in conjunction with LIFE (Latin's Initiative for Ethics), is pleased to welcome Shaka Senghor as our school's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Speaker.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:30 p.m.*
Wrigley Theatre
*There will be a book signing starting at 5:30 p.m.

Shaka Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform and the president and co-founder of #BeyondPrisons, an initiative designed to uplift the voices and experiences of those impacted by the criminal justice system. His memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison is a tale of forgiveness and second chances. Senghor was featured in Ava DuVernay's film 13th, a documentary on mass incarceration in the United States.

LIFE has hosted a few screenings of the film for students and Parents Learning Together Series has screened it for parents this year.

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