All posts by Devlin Geroski

LECOM, Independent Health help Chautauqua tackle health care

LECOM, Independent Health help Chautauqua tackle health care

To tackle an issue as prodigious as the state of health care in America, Chautauqua Institution has committed to a three-year forum in which health care will be explored in great length, beginning this week and continuing in Week Nine of 2014 and again in 2015. Fortunately, the Institution has help in this huge undertaking. The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine will serve as presenting sponsor of the health care forum this week and through 2015, and Independent Health, an insurance provider located in Buffalo, N.Y., will be this week’s supporting sponsor.

The faces of health care: Smith to explore health, wellness, power and vulnerability in monologues from ‘Let Me Down Easy’

The faces of health care: Smith to explore health, wellness, power and vulnerability in monologues from ‘Let Me Down Easy’

Actress, playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith is just one woman. But this is easy to forget when Smith is onstage presenting her “deeply individual and deeply moving” documentary theater pieces, said Sherra Babcock, Institution vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education.

Jamestown woman’s dream of support lives on through Dibert Foundation

Jamestown woman’s dream of support lives on through Dibert Foundation

When Winifred Crawford Dibert created the Winifred Crawford Dibert Foundation with the intent of aiding organizations in the Jamestown, N.Y., area, she made two specific requests in the foundation’s charter statement: First, she wanted to direct the foundation’s support to organizations that provided assistance for children in need. Second, Dibert hoped that the foundation would be able to allocate funding to organizations that were important to her, many of which she gave to throughout her life.

NOW Gen ‘After Hours’ provides insight into CTC

NOW Gen ‘After Hours’ provides insight into CTC

Last Thursday evening, the NOW Generation hosted its second “After Hours” event of the season on the porch of the Athenaeum Hotel. Members of the NOW Generation — a group of Chautauquans in their 20s and 30s who have expressed a strong commitment to the Institution’s future ­— gathered in a casual environment to mingle with peers, enjoy refreshments and get an exclusive look behind the curtain of Chautauqua Theater Company.