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Is college worth it? UVA President Teresa Sullivan answers at Dec. 1 Luncheon

November 20, 2014 | By Debra Silimeo |

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan will discuss the relationship between higher education and the evolving labor market at a Club Luncheon on Monday, Dec. 1. Sullivan became president of Virginia’s flagship university in 2010. She is a scholar in labor force demography and the author or coauthor of six books and many scholarly articles. Her most recent research has focused on measuring productivity in higher education.

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GoPro demonstrates its camera at Photography Committee event

November 19, 2014 | By Darlene Shields |

A team from GoPro, an action camera maker, showed off video clips showing Felix Baumgartner skydiving from space, a fireman resuscitating a kitten, a pelican learning to fly, a lion hugging a scientist, a car crash in France, wild horses running, and other amazing footage, at a Photography Committee event Nov. 12.

GoPro is a small, powerful, lightweight, wearable, and mountable camera that has sold millions and has made its founder and CEO, Nick Woodman, a billionaire.

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This Week in National Press Club history

November 19, 2014 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

Nov. 18, 2013: Gloria Steinem, the first woman to speak at a Club luncheon after women are admitted in 1971, says that women’s issues are moving backward, not in public opinion but in laws passed by state legislatures that make is impossible for clinics providing reproductive services to function. Co-founder of New York and Ms. magazines, she is in town to receive the President’s Medal of Honor, and tells the audience to “get mad” about continuing social inequalities.

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Photographers invited to enter international contest

November 19, 2014 | By Mehmet Toroglu |

An international news and sports photography contest, the Istanbul Photo Awards, organized by the Anadolu Agency, is now accepting entries.

Photographers are invited to enter in any of the following categories: news single and news story, for an individual news photo or a collection around a story, and sports single and sports story. Judges also will select one photographer for a special award.

The application period will run through Jan. 31 via Prizes will be awarded in April 2015 in Istanbul.

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Did you know? Club features members-only networking events

November 19, 2014 | By Sarahanne Driggs |

Did you know that the National Press Club features a members-only networking event?

Please join us for the next edition of Meet the Press Club starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the McClendon Room. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by sending an email to Sarah Driggs at

Meet the Press Club is specifically designed as a forum for Club members to network and establish business contacts among fellow Club members.

Send an email to for more information about your membership benefits.

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Broadcast Committee to hold Happy Hour Dec. 9

November 19, 2014 | By Bill McCloskey |

The Club's Broadcast Committee is planning a Happy Hour in the Truman Lounge from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

In addition to celebrating a year of promoting the Club's visibility with a series of podcasts, an inaugural dinner with Legends, and a professional development event focusing on multimedia production, the committee hopes to attract new members who can bring new ideas to the committee's work of ensuring that the Club is seen as welcoming to broadcasters.

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Upcoming National Press Club Luncheons

November 19, 2014 | By Melinda Cooke |

Nov. 21: Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Fauci will focus on the Ebola outbreak.
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Dec. 1: This event is in the Holeman Lounge.
Teresa Sullivan, President, University of Virginia
Sullivan will discuss trends in higher education.
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Dec. 5: Gary Bettman, Commissioner, National Hockey League and Ted Leonsis, CEO, Monumental
Bettman and Leonsis will discuss the growth of the NHL and the 2015 Winter Classic
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Kalb to discuss Vietnam War at American Legion Post meeting

November 19, 2014 | By Thomas Young |

Longtime television journalist Marvin Kalb will discuss the ways in which the Vietnam War has impacted presidential decision-making at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Murrow Room.

The event comes as part of the nation's official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of major events in the Vietnam War.

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Biographies and histories among tomes for sale at 37th annual Book Fair Nov. 18

November 17, 2014 | By Julie Schoo |

If there are biography and history buffs are on your holiday shopping list, be sure stop by the Club’s 37th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

These are 100 nationally known writers scheduled to sell and autograph their books at the event, which will run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased here. No outside books permitted. A full list of participants is listed here.

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Rep. James Clyburn to respond to the midterm elections at Nov. 20 Newsmaker

November 16, 2014 | By Herb Perone |

House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn of South Carolina will discuss governing and the issues in the post-midterm environment at a Newsmaker event beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Zenger Room.

As the No. 3 House Democrat, Clyburn serves as the leadership liaison to the Appropriations Committee and as one of the caucus's liaisons to the White House.

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