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Prof Schwarz Book Talk 'How To Succeed in College and Beyond:The Art of Learning'

  • 04/18/2016
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 5520 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC
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Join the Cornell Club of Washington on Monday evening, April 18, 2016, for a light supper and a book talk by Cornell Professor Daniel R Schwarz at the newly opened Magnolia Room at Macon Bistro & Larder, Owned by Tony Brown, Proprietor. (Cornell Arts & Sciences '90)

High school and college students, parents, guidance counselors, and teachers are encouraged to attend this timely discussion based on Prof. Schwarz recently published book, How To Succeed in College and Beyond: Art of Learning.

Professor Schwarz will speak about how to choose a college and get the right college to choose you as well as offering valuable suggestions for negotiating every year of college and preparing for a career. Topics will include time management, selecting classes, the value of the humanities, the Greek system and how to balance the practicality of learning with the joy & responsibility of learning.

We will wine & dine at Macon Bistro & Larder, located in the Chevy Chase Arcade Building, built 1925 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bistro - closed to the public for our event - will host us in the Magnolia Room, a new space that just opened on April 2nd. 

Our light supper will include:

Snacks: Endive with blue cheese & spiced pecans & Pickled cauliflower

Starter: Artisan Greens

Mains: Short Ribs, Risotto & Salmon

Sides: Haricot Verts & Fingerling Potatoes

Beverages: Choice of house red/white, draft or non alcoholic. Red selection: Mayer Am Pfarrplatz,  White selection: Ornella Molon Pinot Grigio, Draft selection: Rotating 3 Stars & Handsome Beer Co. Spring water on each table throughout the evening.

Books will be available for purchase - cash only; Prof. Schwarz will sign after his talk.

About Macon Bistro & Larder: "Macon Bistro re-interprets southern cooking the lens of a traditional French bistro.  On the plate, we're all about seasonality, local sourcing, and dishes that comfort & inspire. In the glass, we offer a selection of French wines, craft cocktails and micro-brews. It's Macon, Georgia meets Macon France...southern garden party meets bistro luxe."

About Professor Schwarz: Daniel R Schwarz is the Frederick J. Whilton Professor of English and the Stephen H Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University, where he has taught undergraduates and graduates since 1968. He is recognized as a master teacher, an influential literary critic, and an important public intellectual. He has written 16 books covering a wide variety of subjects from renowned studies of Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, and Wallace Stevens to examinations of critical theory, the Holocaust, and New York city culture. His recent books include Reading the European Novel to 1900 (Wiley Blackwell, 2014), Crisis & Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009 (2012), and In Defense of Reading: Teaching Literature in the Twenty-First Century (Wiley Blackwell, 2008). He blogs regularly on the media and higher education for the Huffington Post and has lectured all over the world.

$40 Members $46 Non Members

6:30 PM Registration & Conversation with Appetizers & Drinks

7:00 PM Select your supper choices & find a seat

7:30 PM Program starts

8:15 PM Q & A

8:30 PM Post discussion conversation & book signing.

9:00 PM Evening Concludes

Sponsorships are available for Prof Schwarz' incidental expenses to thank him for his talk & discussion. Sponsors will be acknowledged during our program. Please contact Grace Jean, '00 for details if interested. CCW is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Registration Questions Contact: Katherine Stifel, '87 Co-VP for Program at 

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