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New Book by Isabel Caro Gabalda – “El Uso del Leguaje en Psicoterpia Cognitiva”

el-uso-del-lenguaje-en-psicoterapia-cognitivaProfessor Isabel Caro Gabalda of the University of Valencia in Spain has published El Uso del Leguaje en Psicoterpia Cognitiva (2014), a volume on cognitive psychology that is based on general semantics.

Professor Caro Gabalda dedicates the book to her former colleagues at the International Society for General Semantics and the Institute of General Semantics, specifically Sanford I. Berman, Mary Morain, Patricia G. Maynard, Robert U. Redpath, William Exton, Jr., and Charlotte Schuchardt-Read.

In the copy she sent to IGS, Professor Caro Gabalda penned on the flyleaf “To all my colleagues at the Institute of General Semantics for the support of my interest in general semantics.” She has clearly turned that interest into an important book containing practical uses for GS.

You may purchase the book from the following link: http://www.edesclee.com/products.php/ISBN9788433027368

Devkumar Trivedi and Prafulla Kar to Be Awarded the 2014 J. Talbot Winchell Award

Devkumar Trivedi

Devkumar Trivedi

Prafulla Kar

Prafulla Kar

The Institute of General Semantics has awarded the 2014 J. Talbot Winchell Award, which recognizes individuals who give exceptional service to the field of general semantics. This year, the co-recipients are the founding trustees of the Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences, Devkumar Trivedi, and Prafulla Kar.

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November 18-21, 2014 – Balvant Parekh Centre 8th National Workshop in Udaipur, India

The Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences is sponsoring its 8th National Workshop titled Time-Binding & Social Responsibility, which will be held November 18-21, 2014, in Udaipur, India.

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October 24-26, 2014 – 62nd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & Symposium

Jack El-Hai

Jack El-Hai

The Institute of General Semantics is proud to announce that Friday evening, October 24th, 2014, writer Jack El-Hai will deliver the 62nd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture at The Princeton Club in New York City. The lecture will be preceded by a dinner at The Princeton Club.

Saturday and Sunday, October 25th-26th, 2014, The Princeton Club will host a symposium sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics titled “‘Making Sense’ through Time-Binding.”

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October 15, 2014 (Deadline) – Eastern Communication Association Convention Call for Participation

The Institute of General Semantics, an affiliated association of the Eastern Communication Association, invites the submission of competitive papers, thematic program/panel proposals, or any innovative programming alternatives (e.g., roundtables, symposia, debates, open community forums, etc.) for inclusion at the 106th annual convention of the ECA.

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2014-2015 Programming at the Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences

The Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences recently announced its programming for 2014-2015.

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Recent News from IGS

Here is recent news from general semantics and the Institute of General Semantics.

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ETC 71:1 (January 2014) Is Now Available for Download from the IGS Store

etc-71-1-coverVolume 71, Number 1 (January 2014), of the Institute of General Semantics’s quarterly journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics has been mailed and is now available for download from the IGS Store in searchable PDF format.
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June 19-22, 2014 – IGS at the Media Ecology Association Convention

media-ecology-convention-15th-annual-ryersonAt the 15th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Martin Levinson of the Institute of General Semantics will be presenting on general semantics and creativity during a panel discussion.

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IGS Mourns the Passing of Bob Eddy, S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize Winner

The Institute of General Semantics has learned that Bob Eddy, author of Graymanship: The Management of Organizational Imperfection — winner of the 2010 S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize — passed away on March 28th, 2014.

In an email, his sister Marilyn Eddy King recounted Bob’s multiple talents and faceted history:

Bob was a lifelong lover of classical music. In high school, he gained proficiency on the French horn and played with the Santa Cruz High School Orchestra, which performed, at one of its concerts, The Constitution Suite, a work Bob composed and orchestrated with one finger on a neighbor’s piano.

Always athletic, Bob was an avid racquetball player, taking first-place prizes in the Senior division of his state and area. He’d been known to defeat opponents half his age.

As a young man, Bob was a Sea Scout and a naval reserve officer. He completed his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees at UCLA, going on to become worldwide Personnel Director of Levi-Strauss, in charge of human resources for 26,000 employees. He held personnel and training positions at several large, well known corporations, establishing an in-house university at one. Finally, Bob built his own successful management consulting business in the Philadelphia area. His client list is long and numbers many friends and admirers.

Bob had four wives, three children, two step-children, six grandchildren, and was Uncle Bob to six more. His natal family provided him with an older brother and a younger sister, yours truly, who thinks the universe was created so Bob Eddy could be born. That a man so highly intelligent, creative, and exquisitely funny could occur in nature seems surely to have broken some genetic law.

Writes Bob’s sister:

If any of you feels the urge to honor Bob, my best suggestion is to buy his book, Graymanship: The Management of Organizational Imperfection [...] and to share it with others.  The book, his magnum opus, represents 40 years of dedicated work and sacrifice and is an enlightening read on dealing effectively with people, on the job and elsewhere.  The book received the S. I. Hayakawa award for excellence from the Institute of General Semantics.

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