Did you know that RCA was hard at work on a flat panel television in the 1950s? Ben Gross will explain how RCA’s imaginative leader David Sarnoff set his talented scientists and engineers to work on developing a television that could hang on a wall.
Privacy – and the threats to it – are everyday items in our news, and a worry to many in our digital age. Sarah Igo, a professor of history at Vanderbilt University, will explain how our concerns about privacy have a history stretching back to the late nineteenth century.
Julius Rosenwald (1862–1932) rose from modest means as the son of a peddler to meteoric wealth at the helm of Sears, Roebuck. Yet his most important legacy stands not upon his business acumen but on the pioneering changes he introduced to the practice of philanthropy.