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Children's advocate Ellen Galinsky to address a national conference at Vassar College, October 24

Children's advocate Ellen Galinsky will be the keynote speaker at the 2002 Northeast Regional Conference of the National Association of Laboratory Schools (NALS) at Vassar College. Galinsky will deliver an address titled "The Joy of Learning: Lessons from Research" on Thursday, October 24, at 5 p.m. in the Villard Room, Main Building, Vassar College.

Galinsky, a member of Vassar's class of 1964, is president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute, a Manhattan-based non-profit organization conducting research on the changing family, changing workplace, and changing community. She wrote the groundbreaking book "Ask the Children," which was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best work-life books of 1999.

Galinsky's lecture is free and open to the public. There is a conference registration fee of $125 for NALS members, and $150 for non-members. For information call (845) 437-5630 or visit http://www.NALS.net.

This year's conference, titled "Celebrating Laboratory Schools: Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders," begins with the Ford Scholars Symposium on Wednesday, October 23, and continues through Friday, October 25. The symposium and conference events are sponsored by the Office of the President and by Wimpfheimer Nursery School at Vassar College.

The conference also marks the celebration of the Wimpfheimer Nursery School's 75th year at Vassar College. Children, teachers, parents, and conference attendees are invited to attend a celebration at the nursery school at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, October 24. NALS conference attendants are also invited to a banquet at 7 p.m. in the Alumnae House, October 24.

The NALS mission is "leadership in the improvement of education through the development of innovative ideas in research, curriculum development, clinical experiences, and in-service training in an experimental environment."

For additional information, contact the Wimpfheimer Nursery School at (845) 437-5630. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings, Office of Campus Activities, (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request appropriate and reasonable accommodations for the event.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

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Posted by Office of Communications Sunday, October 24, 2004