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Wishing for a soccer field that does not kill

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Blacksmith Institute’s Pollution Stories blog brings you real stories about how toxic pollution affects men, women, and children living in some of the world’s worst polluted places.

These stories put a face on the issue of pollution – one of the biggest, yet most underreported global problems with over 100 million people at risk.

Click here to learn about Damon’s recent trip to Indonesia and see video of a quiet town he visited south of Jakarta where children play each day on a field whose lead content is 125 times higher than the maximum limit set by the World Health Organization. Read more…

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Unearthed footage: “Shock & Awe” scene wins Manhattan Monologue Slam (January 2010)

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Why post something that happened three years ago?

In the first place, we never saw this before.

In the second place, actor Garrett Hendricks helped develop “Shock & Awe.” He’s a friend and an excellent artist, and you’ll like what he does with this role.

Thirdly, and most important by far: the problems faced by U.S. veterans returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to weigh heavily on the American spirit.

And what’s being done about it? Not nearly enough. Read more…

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A new spring for public intellectuals

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For Spring semester 2013, Damon returns to teach writing for public intellectuals in the program he initiated last year for PhD students in History and Culture at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.

From the Caspersen School’s course catalog:

HC 806 001 Writing as a Public Intellectual
Prof. Damon DiMarco

A distinguishing component of a doctorate in history and culture is public engagement. This writing workshop Read more…

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02

Jan
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Damon’s co-author Baiqiao Tang speaks at University of Rochester

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What do a dropped book, a freshman in college, and Tiananmen Square have to do with one another?

Evidently, quite a bit.

These elements and many more began an unlikely synchonicity when University of Rochester freshman Se Hoon Kim saw a clerk drop a copy of “My Two Chinas” at a local Barnes and Noble.

For the full story click here.

 

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Bound for Indonesia

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In the United States, everyone talks about going green, but in other places around the world, sites exist where green is a fantasy. First you have to deal with the ‘brown’ problem. You have to deal with the dirty, filthy trouble that kills several million people a year, and which — if left unmitigated — will only worsen as years go on.

Did You Know?

In the Zambian Copperbelt, a plot of land the size of two hundred football fields stretches beside the town of Kabwe (population 200,000). Nearly every inch of the plot is lead by-product from Read more…

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Apr
2012

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Damon delivers seminar on publishing

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Damon has been invited to deliver a seminar on Publishing and the Public, sponsored by the Graduate Students Association of Drew University’s Caspersen Graduate School on May 7, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Peter Mabli, head of the Drew University GSA: pmabli@drew.edu.

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Mar
2012

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Damon joins the faculty of Sentences 4: A Conference on Prose

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Hosted by The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Arts and Letters Program at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

SENTENCES 4 is open to current CSGS Students, Alums and Friends, and other Post-Baccalaureate Writers.

July 30 – August 4 2012

Program coordinator: Prof. Robert Ready

For more information, please visit: http://depts.drew.edu/grad/summer12/

This year’s exciting faculty slate includes:

Damon DiMarco (CLA; creative non-fiction) is the author of several books including Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11, featuring a foreword by Tom Kean, Chairman of the Independent 9/11 Commission; The Actor’s Art & Craft with William Esper, featuring a foreword by Pulitzer Prize winner, David Mamet; My Two Chinas: Read more…

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Feb
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Damon teaches writing at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies

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Damon has started teaching a course on writing to PhD students in History and Culture at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.

From the Caspersen School’s course offerings, Spring semester 2012:

HC 806 001 Writing as a Public Intellectual
Prof. Damon DiMarco

A distinguishing component of a doctorate in history and culture is public engagement. This writing workshop introduces advanced Ph.D. students to the practice of writing for the larger public, that is, for intellectually and culturally engaged readers of non-academic print and online media.  The goal of the workshop is for each student to learn how to modulate the discursive practices of academic writing into the substantial but accessible writing of a genuinely public intellectual.

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2011

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MSNBC Today calls “Tower Stories” a “Must-read”

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On 9/8/11, Alex Smith and Rick Schindler compiled a list of “Five must-read books about 9/11 and its legacy.”

I’m proud to say that my book, Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 was the first book cited. Mr. Smith and Mr. Schindler write:

Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11
By Damon DiMarco
(Santa Monica Press)

“Arguably the most successful attempt at capturing the enormity of the events of 9/11, Damon DiMarco’s sprawling oral history runs a wide gamut of testimony from survivors, responders, witnesses and people whose lives were forever altered by the attacks. The human stories are presented with a raw Read more…

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2011

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Radio schedule finalized for 9/9/11

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Damon and a guest who survived the destruction of the North Tower at the World Trade Center will join Premiere Radio Networks for a national radio tour scheduled for Friday morning, 9/9/11. Time slots are as follows:
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