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  • First Look: <em>M Train</em>, the New Book by Patti Smith Arts and Pop Culture | April 15, 2015 First Look: M Train, the New Book by Patti Smith

    — Legendary musician and Lavin speaker Patti Smith has a new book coming out this fall. The National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids, Smith's forthcoming memoir is M Train: an unforgettable odyssey into her mind, told through the prism of cafés and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. It will be released on October 6, 2015....

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  • The Climate Change "Tipping Point": Laurence C. Smith Co-Authors Influential Study Environment | December 11, 2013 The Climate Change "Tipping Point": Laurence C. Smith Co-Authors Influential Study

    Environment speaker Laurence C. Smith is the co-author of an important new study on climate change—Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises. The study and its authors have been featured on

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  • Lavin Speakers Wrote Four of the "50 Defining Books of the Last Five Years" Authors | December 02, 2013 Lavin Speakers Wrote Four of the "50 Defining Books of the Last Five Years"

    — Flavorwire just posted their list of 50 Books That Define the Past Five Years in Literature—and titles by four Lavin speakers made the cut. Featured alongside several literary heavyweights—including Zadie Smith, Hilary Mantel, Jonathan Franzen, and Haruki Murakami—these books represent a "very unique and fruitful time for book lovers...[they] show what...

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  • The Future of Urbanism: Lavin's Cities Speakers On The Modern Metropolis Environment | September 11, 2013 The Future of Urbanism: Lavin's Cities Speakers On The Modern Metropolis

    — Can the city you live in make you happier? How can innovative infrastructure make the urban core more sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint? Can we work with nature, instead of against it, when designing a thriving metropolis? These are questions that Lavin's roster of top notch cities speakers tackle in their keynotes and groundbreaking research. With the "TEDxCity2.0: A day of...

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  • Is The Arctic An Emerging Market? Environment Speaker Laurence C. Smith Environment | August 29, 2013 Is The Arctic An Emerging Market? Environment Speaker Laurence C. Smith

    — Is the Arctic the next emerging market? That's the question environment speaker and Arctic expert Laurence C. Smith brings to light in a new Strategy+Business article. With the Arctic ice rapidly receding, untapped resources are becoming more easily accessible...

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  • Advice to Students: Patti Smith Talks to Young Artists About Creativity Arts and Pop Culture | August 26, 2013 Advice to Students: Patti Smith Talks to Young Artists About Creativity

    — "A writer, or any artist, can’t expect to be embraced by the people, [but] you just keep doing your work," Patti Smith tells a captive audience, "because you have to, because it’s your calling." Smith, who's always candid and ever-influential, shared her advice on life and career at the

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