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2014-04-10 08:27:19

Collaboration between Highly Ranked Law & Business Schools TEMPE, Ariz., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you want to work with professional sports teams, big sporting events, or promising student athletes, then you may be interested in the innovative new sports law and business program officially being launched this week by Arizona State University. The highly ranked Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University are collaborating...

2012-08-30 06:24:35

Historic anniversary celebration in September to include: Sept.10-23: Constitution Hall Pass program for students across the nation Sept. 13: Liberty Medal Ceremony honoring Muhammad Ali Sept. 16-23: Exciting lineup of Constitution Week events for all ages PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since its signing on September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution remains an enduring, relevant document that inspires the world. As headquarters of the...

2012-01-18 09:30:00

Affirm your commitment to freedom by signing a commemorative Constitution! PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 17, 1787, our Founding Fathers signed a revolutionary document that, even today, continues to change the world and inspire passionate conversation. Throughout 2012, the National Constitution Center will serve as the headquarters of a historic milestone: the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. The Center will engage Americans...

2011-09-27 13:18:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is urging educators across the country to enliven civics education and engage students in the democratic process. "You have to study [civics] and be taught how our system of government works," Justice O'Connor said in an exclusive interview, which is available only in the Verizon Thinkfinity Community section of the Verizon Thinkfinity website. "And you have to be shown how each...

2011-09-19 12:05:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor unveiled a new report charting the woeful state of civic education in America and its serious ramifications for the future of our democracy. Civic learning has reached a new low. At a time when public discourse has been replaced by divisive rhetoric and a disregard for facts, Americans lack the basic civic knowledge to become engaged, informed citizens. Justice O'Connor has recorded several...

2011-09-16 09:42:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the Verizon Foundation are celebrating Constitution Day (www.constitutionday.com) by launching a national contest for middle schools to renew the teaching of civic engagement. The contest, Civic Impact Challenge, involves using iCivics, an online education project that O'Connor spearheaded, to teach students civics and encourage them to learn about their rights and responsibilities as...

2011-09-13 15:43:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the Verizon Foundation will celebrate Constitution Day, Friday (Sept. 16), at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Philadelphia. O'Connor will swear in the school's inaugural Student Council and then help announce the launch of a national civics contest. Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court; Al Browne, national...

2011-04-13 09:00:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will present the Churchill Bell on April 30 to three outstanding American citizens: journalist Jim Lehrer, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and historian Gordon Wood. The award, the Foundation's highest, is given to those who exemplify what it means to be active and engaged citizens, building upon the principles of liberty, courage, dignity and devotion to the common good preserved and...

2010-10-12 11:45:00

Lively Teaching Resource to Help Students Understand the Principles of American Democracy Through Jazz Appreciation NEW YORK Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An innovative and exciting new educational project, Let Freedom Swing, was launched this week at letfreedomswing.org. The project includes a DVD featuring retired Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, and musician, composer, educator, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis, in three short videos (20...

2010-09-24 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: FIRST WOMAN SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Profile America -- Saturday, September 25th. Today marks the anniversary, in 1981, of the swearing in of the first woman Supreme Court justice -- Sandra Day O'Connor. She served...