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William Nix, CPG Chairman, has been appointed to be a Member of the 2012 Institutional Grants Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  This AMPAS Committee oversees three of the Academy's four grants programs, those for : Film Scholars, Internships and Institutional Grants. See:  http://www.oscars.org/education-outreach/grants/index.html

badgeIn just three weeks, video gamers deciphered the structure of a key protein in the development of AIDS that has stumped scientists for years. According to an article published in the journal "Nature Structural & Molecular Biology," the findings could present a significant breakthrough for AIDS and HIV research.

Using an online game called Foldit, players were able to predict the structure of a protein called retroviral protease, an enzyme that plays a critical role in the way HIV multiplies. Unlocking the build of the protein could theoretically aid scientists in developing drugs that would stop protease from spreading.

To read more about how video gamers creatively developed such a scientific breakthrough: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393200,00.asp
badgeIn a moving explication on the subject, Sir Ken Robinson outlines his vision for "Changing Education Paradigms" in the 21st Century, including those that most foster the development of creativity. Click Read More to view the Video:

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badgeWith his creative partners, David Schreff, inventor and CEO of Claw LLC, was just awarded his latest United States patent on April 12,2011, for "Interlocking Crossbar Device and System" , that will be applied to licensed product uses in the toy, game, modeling, sporting goods and consumer household products industries."  --  Click here for more information
badgeTribal Leadership, authored by CPG Board of Advisors Members David Logan and John King, with Halee Fischer-Wright, has achieved the #1 ranking on the New York Times Paperback and Advice Best Seller List. To purchase copies, please go to the link in the Publications and Products section of the CPG Site.  

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badgeWith his creative partners, CPG Board of Advisors Member David Schreff, Inventor and CEO of Claw LLC, was just awarded his latest United States patent on April 12,2011, for "Interlocking Crossbar Device and System" , that will be applied to licensed product uses in the toy, game, modeling, sporting goods and consumer household products industries".
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badgeCPG Advisory Board Members, Cynthia Cleveland, Nancy-Cushing Jones and Barbara Weller have successfully launched a website that is specifically designed for all busy women, especially women over 40.  

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badgeCPG Advisory Board Member, Jeff Grant has been named as Team Leader for Connecticut's Family ReEntry/Fresh Start Enterprises'  entry in the Social Impact Exchange 2011 Business Plan Competition.  Since 1984, Family ReEntry's efforts have been aimed at comprehensively and effectively addressing the enormous social problems related to crime, violence, abuse, and the unprecedented rates of costly incarceration. Jeff is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Family Reentry, serves as its Corporate Secretary, and Chairs its Fresh Start Enterprises Steering Committee. For more information: www.familyreentry.org.

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badgeCPG Advisory Board Member, Professor Jasper Kim, has just written a book entitled 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers: Profiles of Traditional and Non-traditional Careers. It can be purchased at Amazon.com.
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badgeCPG Advisory Board Member, Nancy Cushing-Jones, is the Co-Chair of a new theatrical production of CRIES FROM THE HEART: ORDINARY HEROES, being presented on behalf of Human Rights Watch on May 9th at the Broad Theatre in Santa Monica, California. The outstanding cast is headlined by Annette Bening. Please scroll down for all the rest of the details about the evening, including the rest of the cast and the musical groups performing.

Human Rights Watch works in over ninety countries, addressing the human rights practices of governments of all political stripes, regardless of ethnic or religious persuasion. It defends freedom of thought and expression, due process, and equal protection of the law and a vigorous civil society. Human Rights Watch is widely respected for timely and accurate investigations and research, and for documenting and denouncing murders, disappearances, torture, arbitrary imprisonments, discrimination, and other human rights abuses.

You can make a difference in this critical work by joining us for this unique and inspiring evening. Please complete and return the registration form, or call the Human Rights Watch office at 310.477.5540 to reserve by phone. Last year the event sold out, so don't delay!
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