Celebrating Abraham Lincoln

As the nation prepares to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, Hall Institute Executive Director Michael P. Riccards reflects upon the life and times of the president who led the United States through the Civil War and began the process of the emancipation of slaves. Riccards, a presidential scholar who has written 14 books, is serving as New Jersey’s representative of the national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Read

Conference to Focus
On Green Energy
A panel of experts in green infrastructure technology will discuss the technical points of delivering green energy to the market at a conference sponsored by the Hall Institute of Public Policy – New Jersey.The conference, What More Should New Jersey Know about Transforming Our Energy Infrastructure: Is There More to Green Than Meets The Eye?, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on February 25, in the New Jersey State Museum Annex.

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State of the Media — With an unprecedented number of layoffs and buyouts, 2008 was a devastating year for journalism in New Jersey — or was it? According to the Hall Institute’s Richard Lee, it may depend on whether you are looking at the glass as half empty or half full. ReadEducation Policy— State Board of Education member Robert P. Haney Jr. will discuss education policy on a Hall Institute Forum television program next week. The interview with Haney, a Hall Institute trustee, will air at 8 p.m. on Monday, February 9, and Saturday, February 14, on MCTV-26 , a cable TV network operated by Mercer County Community College.

The State of Speeches— In case you missed Richard Lee’s op-ed on speeches earlier this year, it was published last week in the Trenton Times. Read

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