National Press Club

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 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 |

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 |

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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Interior Secretary Salazar talks on offshore drilling, gas prices at April 24 luncheon

March 29, 2012 | By Alison Fitzgerald |

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversees all U.S. offshore oil and gas drilling, will speak to a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, April 24. Salazar will discuss gas prices, offshore drilling and other energy-related issues.

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IRS commissioner to speak on the future of taxes, April 5 or T-Day minus 10

March 28, 2012 | By Lori Russo |

Doug Shulman, the 47th Commissioner of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, will speak at a National Press Club Luncheon on Thursday, April 5.

Now in his final year of a five-year term, Shulman will provide his perspective as the nation’s tax deadline approaches in a speech titled “Looking Back and Looking Forward for the Nation’s Tax System.”

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Spend spring in the Baltics on upcoming NPC trip; Last call for reservations

March 28, 2012 | By Pat Schoeni |

Don't miss your opportunity to experience the Baltic Republics. The Travel Committee invites NPC members, their guests and friends to travel through Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia from May 19 to May 30.

The trip cost is $3,195 per person double, and $675 single supplement. Price includes roundtrip air, first-class hotels, great sightseeing, daily breakfast, and more. The reservation window closes soon so call Richard Meyer at 703-356-6884 to secure your place.

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Stop procrastinating! The National Press Club journalism contest deadline is nearly here

March 28, 2012 | By Will Lester |

It's last call for entries to the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

The deadline is April 1, but since that falls on a Sunday this year, entries postmarked on Monday April 2 will be accepted.

The contest seeks the best in breaking news, political reporting, regional reporting on Washington, international coverage, online reporting, consumer reporting and newsletter journalism. It also includes a group of awards for areas as diverse as the news industry, aerospace and the airline industry, problems facing the elderly and humor writing.

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No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency author Alexander McCall Smith to make only DC appearance April 14 at NPC; Reserve now

March 27, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

In his only appearance in Washington, D.C., best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith will discuss his new book, The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13), at the National Press Club on April 14 at 12:15 p.m.

McCall Smith will sign copies of The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection as well as his latest young reader title, The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case, following the discussion and question-and-answer period. The author will sign only copies purchased through the Club.

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