National Press Club

Nuclear proliferation, terrorism pose biggest threats to U.S. security

April 11, 2012 | By Keith Hill | khill@bna.com

Nuclear proliferation is the single most important threat to the national security of the United States, said Robert Gallucci, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, reiterating a warning from President Barack Obama.

Gallucci and three other nuclear policy experts spoke at an April 6 National Press Club Newsmaker on global nuclear security and preventing nuclear terrorism.

The United States is living on borrowed time when it comes to a potential nuclear event, Gallucci said. The threat is growing, particularly because of improvised nuclear devices.

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CFTC Chairman Gensler April 17 luncheon postponed

April 11, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

The National Press Club luncheon featuring Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler scheduled for April 17 has been postponed.

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White House official explains ethics.gov portal, 10:30 am April 11

April 9, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Macon Phillips, White House new media director, will discuss and answer questions about the administration's new web portal for ethics data, www.ethics.gov, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Bloomberg Room, next to the National Press Club library.

Space is limited, so RSVP to professionaldevelopment@press.org. The program is co-sponsored by the National Press Club's Journalism Institute and the Regional Reporters Association.

Ethics.gov is a jumping-off point for information on White House visitor logs, foreign lobbyist registrations, campaign finance reports and more.

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Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo to assess 2012 baseball season at May 4 luncheon

April 6, 2012 | By Kate Michael | kate@kstreetkate.net

At a May 4 Luncheon, National’s GM Mike Rizzo Looks Ahead to a Home Run Season

Nationals’ General Manager/Vice President Michael Rizzo will discuss the baseball season at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, May 4.

A former player, scout and assistant general manager, Rizzo stepped up to head the team following the sudden resignation of Jim Bowden in 2009. Rizzo will provide a team update, and then look ahead to how see the 2012 season may play out.

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Friday the 13th is a lucky day for prime rib lovers

April 3, 2012 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Guarantee your good luck with a perfectly prepared prime rib at the Fourth Estate restaurant's Prime Rib Night on Friday, April 13.

Diners will enjoy garlic-roasted prime rib on the bone served with Yorkshire pudding horseradish cream sauce and a spinach soufflé. Members pay $27; non-members $32.

Diners are seated from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance to assure prime rib, but some may be available for walk-in diners. Call 202-662-7638 or email fourthestate@press.org to reserve.

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Tick, tock: Last chance to enter your work for the Joseph D. Ryle Award for excellence in writing on geriatrics

April 1, 2012 | By Will Lester | Wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club wants to honor your best work on problems facing the elderly with the Joseph D. Ryle Award for excellence for writing on the problems of geriatrics.

This award honors excellence and objectivity in coverage of the problems faced by the elderly. It is named in honor of Joseph D. Ryle, a longtime National Press Club member who left an endowment for the award. The award for print/online work has a first-place prize of $750.

Entries must be postmarked by April 2. Details of the contest can be found here.

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Egyptologist who found cancer in a mummy to explain what ancient remains add to modern science, April 23

April 1, 2012 | By Peter Hickman | pjhickman@hotmail.com

Dr. Salima Ikram, head of the American University in Cairo's Egyptology department, will speak on Egyptology's contribution to modern science and will address the state of the nation's antiquities post revolution at a Newsmaker press conference at 4 p.m. Monday, April 23. Ikram was in the news recently because of her role in the discovery of prostate cancer in a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy, which suggested the genetic origins of the disease.

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The Pinterest Phenomenon: A primer on the popular virtual pinboard, 9:30 a.m. April 5

April 1, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | JSchoo@press.org

Pinterest calls itself an 'online virtual pinboard.' How could such a basic concept become so popular?

Join technology guru Ivan Meyers and multimedia artist Devin Schuyler for a discussion of how Pinterest is carving out its spot on the Internet. They will also show how to set up and organize your own Pinterest account.

The session is free for NPC members and $10 for non-members. Reservations required. Email professionaldevelopment@press.org to reserve.

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Mind/body health pioneer Deepak Chopra, M.D. to talk on the healing power of spiritual solutions at April 4 luncheon; book signing to follow

March 29, 2012 | By Doris Margolis | dorismargolis@editorialassociates.com

Internationally-known mind-body physician Deepak Chopra, MD., will discuss the healing power of spiritual solutions at a National Press Club luncheon on April 4. The luncheon will coincide with publication of his latest book, Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life’s Greatest Challenges. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing immediately following the luncheon.

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Save the Date: Hear Louis Armstrong’s Final Recorded Trumpet Performance, April 27

March 29, 2012 | By Havilah Ross | hross@press.org

What if your favorite musician could return from the great beyond and play one last set that would, for a moment, make his music live again? And what if the music were new – something you have never heard before? It would be a moment to savor.

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