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The narrative portion of a student's application is becoming increasingly meaningful in college admissions. In this 90-minute workshop, Glencoe resident Meg Murphy and Michael Curtin of DreamRoots College Consultants will discuss the power of storytelling, suggest approaches to structuring the personal statement and supplemental essays, and provide plenty of models. Students and parents will come away knowing more about how to write revealing, specific, and powerful essays.
BLACK HOLE TALES FROM THE EDGE OF SPACE AND TIME: A Visiting Professor Program
Astronomer Shane Larson returns to the library to discuss the newest evidence for the existence of black holes and how gravitational wave observations will allow us to learn more about these exotic objects. He’ll conclude with an auditory sampling of the black hole content of the universe.
It has been known since the 1700s that a simple consequence of gravity is the possible existence of objects whose gravitational field is so strong even light would not be able to escape from the surface. In the early 1900s, Einstein revolutionized gravitational theory and produced the modern mathematical description of what astronomers now call a "black hole," and they have since become an almost universally accepted part of modern astrophysics.
Dr. Larson is a research associate professor of physics at Northwestern University and associate director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA). Sponsored by the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.