World War II

Head to Toe, New Exhibition Opens at The Museum at FIT; November 17, 2021 - May 8, 2022

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:07pm

The exhibition curators, Melissa Marra-Alvarez and Elizabeth Way, have done a wonderful job showing how and why accessories always complete a look."

Key Points: 
  • The exhibition curators, Melissa Marra-Alvarez and Elizabeth Way, have done a wonderful job showing how and why accessories always complete a look."
  • The seemingly innocuous task of carrying one's feminine accoutrements was seen by some social commenters as a bold and vulgar spectacle.
  • During the Victorian era, rapid industrialization afforded middle class women access to luxury items previously reserved for the upper class.
  • The Couture Council is a philanthropic membership group that helps support the exhibitions and programs of The Museum at FIT.

Pat Tillman Foundation to Honor Fawzia Koofi, Digital Dunkirk Efforts at Tillman Honors 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 4:00pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) will honor Afghan politician and women's rights activist Fawzia Koofi and the Tillman Scholars behind the effort to evacuate Afghan allies, known as Digital Dunkirk, for their remarkable leadership and commitment to service at Tillman Honors in Chicago on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CST.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) will honor Afghan politician and women's rights activist Fawzia Koofi and the Tillman Scholars behind the effort to evacuate Afghan allies, known as Digital Dunkirk, for their remarkable leadership and commitment to service at Tillman Honors in Chicago on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CST.
  • The foundation will also give out the Make Your Mark Award, which is presented to Tillman Scholars for exemplifying Pat's values of service, humble leadership and impact.
  • This year's honors go to the dozens of Tillman Scholars who participated in the evacuation and resettlement of Afghan allies after the fall of Kabul, in an effort that became known as Digital Dunkirk.
  • For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the impact of the Tillman Scholars, visit pattillmanfoundation.org.

Pro-German American Soldiers Tried to Bring World War II to Colorado

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 8:51pm

In the group was the only American soldier convicted of the military equivalent of treason in the U.S. during World War II.

Key Points: 
  • In the group was the only American soldier convicted of the military equivalent of treason in the U.S. during World War II.
  • A critical part of the story unfolds at the famed Camp Hale in the mountains near Redcliff, Colorado.
  • Something Like Treason: Disloyal American Soldiers and the Plot to Bring World War II Home follows one soldier's flight from the camp with two German POWs.
  • Published by Sunbury Press, the book traces these men through the tumult of the 1930s, into the war, their military misadventures.

Pritzker Military Museum & Library Honors the Service of Citizen Soldiers at Its 2021 Liberty Gala

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 8:01pm

The funds raised at this years Liberty Gala will allow the Museum & Library to continue educating the public on military history, military affairs and national security by providing a forum for the study and exploration of the military.

Key Points: 
  • The funds raised at this years Liberty Gala will allow the Museum & Library to continue educating the public on military history, military affairs and national security by providing a forum for the study and exploration of the military.
  • The Pritzker Military Museum & Library serves the public through preservation and education covering military history, military affairs and national security, said Susan Rifkin, Pritzker Military Museum & Library Interim CEO.
  • The Pritzker Military Museum & Librarys Citizen Soldier Award was presented to RADM Richard Schneider Ph.D ,USCGR (Retired) by Col. Jennifer Pritzker.
  • For a list of this years gala sponsors, please visit the Pritzker Military Museum & Library website .

Liderança Group Provides a Collection of Unique Online Education Programs for Women to Drive Economic Recovery in 2022 and Combat the Growing Gender Gap in the Workforce

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

"Additionally, multiple studies show that a lack of diversity prohibits innovation, resiliency, and significant revenue increases for businesses.

Key Points: 
  • "Additionally, multiple studies show that a lack of diversity prohibits innovation, resiliency, and significant revenue increases for businesses.
  • The six female-focused educational programs offered by Liderana Group can help women feel more confident reentering the workforce, launching their own business, or leading diverse teams.
  • Liderana Group's Women's Programs include:
    Women Tech Training provides learners with the knowledge and skills to excel at current and future project deliverables.
  • Lideranca Group has over 25 years of consulting experience and specializes in modern companies' unique team-building challenges.

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Graphics Are So Real, Actual War Journalists Went Inside the Game Engine to Capture Photographs of It

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:02am

Renowned long-time war photojournalists Alex Potter and Sebastiano Tomada Piccolmini have vast experience shooting in conflict regions, including numerous battles throughout the Middle East.

Key Points: 
  • Renowned long-time war photojournalists Alex Potter and Sebastiano Tomada Piccolmini have vast experience shooting in conflict regions, including numerous battles throughout the Middle East.
  • For the upcoming release of the World War II-themed Vanguard, which is scheduled for release on November 5th, the two ventured inside the game engine for an exclusive photoshoot held at publisher Activisions motion capture studios.
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard captures the epic intimacy of World War II in an incredibly immersive manner, said Fernando Machado, Chief Marketing Officer, Activision Blizzard.
  • Photojournalists Alex and Sebastiano waited for the right moments to snap their shots the same way they would on the ground.

Betty Crocker Celebrates 100th Birthday by Giving Fans a Chance to Have their Recipe on a Custom Box for the First Time Ever

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:31am
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211021005283/en/
    Betty Crocker is celebrating her 100th Birthday by giving fans a chance to bring their stories and recipes to life on their own custom Betty Crocker box for the first time in the brands history.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    To celebrate this community, Betty Crocker will give fans a chance to bring their stories and recipes to life on their own custom Betty Crocker box for the first time in the brands history through the #CallMeBettyCrocker recipe contest.
  • To this day, Betty Crocker continues to provide baking and cooking guidance to Americans with a dedicated feature on the Betty Crocker website aptly titled, Ask Betty!
  • Betty Crocker #CallMeBettyCrocker recipe grand prize winners will receive their own custom Betty Crocker packaging that celebrates the brands rich 100-year legacy and features their recipe, and second place winners will receive a Betty Crocker prize pack.

ACLU, ACLU of Oklahoma, Lawyers Committee File Lawsuit Challenging Oklahoma Classroom Censorship Bill Banning Race and Gender Discourse

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 9:54pm

A multiracial group of students and educators filed a lawsuit today challenging an Oklahoma classroom censorship bill, HB 1775, which they allege severely restricts public school teachers and students from learning and talking about race and gender in the classroom.

Key Points: 
  • A multiracial group of students and educators filed a lawsuit today challenging an Oklahoma classroom censorship bill, HB 1775, which they allege severely restricts public school teachers and students from learning and talking about race and gender in the classroom.
  • Oklahoma is one of eight states across the country that have passed similar laws aimed at censoring discussions around race and gender in the classroom, and this is the first federal lawsuit facially challenging one of these statewide bans.
  • The bill was intended to inflame a political reaction, not further a legitimate educational interest.
  • This lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

The Israel Diamond center to make history in "Jewellery Arabia" in Bahrain Next month

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 6:30am

For the first time, in the spirit of the Abraham Accords, the Israeli diamond industry will be represented at the exhibition.

Key Points: 
  • For the first time, in the spirit of the Abraham Accords, the Israeli diamond industry will be represented at the exhibition.
  • In honor of the occasion, Mr. Avi Tavisal, founder of the Israel Diamond Center (IDC) and one of the founders of the world-leading Israel Diamond Exchange, has designed and created the AlSakhra Collection , which will be on display in the company's booth.
  • Avi Tavisal immediately agreed to the Israel Diamond Exchange's request to be among the first diamond and fine jewelry dealers to represent Israel at this important exhibition.
  • "Israel is well known as the "Start-up Nation" and as the number one diamond exporter in the world.

The Israel Diamond center to make history in "Jewellery Arabia" in Bahrain Next month

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 6:30am

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 16-20, Bahrain will host the Gulf Region's most prestigious international diamonds and jewelry exhibition 'Jewellery Arabia'. For the first time, in the spirit of the Abraham Accords, the Israeli diamond industry will be represented at the exhibition.

Key Points: 
  • The Collection was designed by Mr. Avi Tavisal, founder of the Israel Diamond Center (IDC)
    TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 16-20, Bahrain will host the Gulf Region's most prestigious international diamonds and jewelry exhibition 'Jewellery Arabia'.
  • For the first time, in the spirit of the Abraham Accords, the Israeli diamond industry will be represented at the exhibition.
  • In honor of the occasion, Mr. Avi Tavisal, founder of the Israel Diamond Center (IDC) and one of the founders of the world-leading Israel Diamond Exchange, has designed and created the AlSakhra Collection , which will be on display in the company's booth.
  • Avi Tavisal immediately agreed to the Israel Diamond Exchange's request to be among the first diamond and fine jewelry dealers to represent Israel at this important exhibition.