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Levy Lecture: Pamela Bannos Talks About Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife

Pamela Bannos delivered a fascinating lecture at the Levy Lecture on September 4. The Linden Room was packed to capacity and the crowd was eager to hear her talk, based on the title of her recent book, Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife. Vivian Maier was, in Bannos’ view, “not a nanny who moonlighted […]

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Speaker Highlights Chicago’s Love Affair with Marshall Field’s

On Nov. 14, speaker and author Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., tantalized a crowded room at the Levy Senior Center with her presentation “Remembering Marshall Field’s.” A historian and fan of all things related to Marshall Field and Company, Dr. Goddard told the story of how the store was founded and shared historical photographs in a slide […]

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‘Magnificent Collaboration’ Recounted at Levy Lecture

Nearly 100 people gathered at the Levy Senior Center Sept. 12 to hear Annette Baldwin tell the story of the “Magnificent Collaboration” between architect Julia Morgan and her client, William Randolph Hearst.   Sponsored by the Levy Senior Center Foundation and free for attendees, “Magnificent Collaboration” was the first lecture of the Fall Levy Lecture […]

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Floating Cares Away

Stress levels are up. The current political climate has many feeling tense, sad, anxious, or depressed, and they are not alone. According to the American Psychological Association’s February 15 report, “Stress in America: Coping with Change,” two-thirds of Americans – including a majority of Republicans and Democrats – say they are stressed about the future. […]

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Options for College Success: Helping Special Needs Students Realize Their Dreams

Most students start school in the fall with some confidence that they will have opportunities and choices when they finish. But the options available to special needs students and their families when they age out of public school are not so obvious. That is where Options for College Success (OCS) plays a vibrant and possibly […]