I've known Jeff Kelly Lowenstein since he was an energetic kid my fourth grade class in 1974. We’ve been carrying on conversations ever since. Jeff wrote about our connection, including his two year stint co-teaching with me, now going on 42 years, in his first book,"On My Teacher's Shoulders" which was launched in November, 2012. I can't wait to be in the audience for this one.
His bio (below) at Columbia College in Chicago contains the basics. If it included his world-wide network of journalists, forums which he has launched or been part of, awards for deep investigative reporting, it would be several pages long. The invitation to the book launch reads....
Join Us For Jeff Kelly Lowenstein's Launch Event
28th * April * 2016
33 E. Congress Parkway, Columbia College Chicago
Meaningful Matters: Reflections on Joy, Loss and Our Changing World
6:00PM - 8:00PM
April 28, 2016
Columbia College Chicago-Public Narrative
33 E. Congress Parkway-Room 610H
Chicago, IL 60605
Hello Friends and Family!
I am so excited to share the launch of my new book, Meaningful Matters: Reflections on Joy, Loss and Our Changing World, with all of you. To help celebrate this moment, Dunreith and I, along with the help of Public Narrative, will be hosting a book launch event at Columbia College Chicago on April 28th. We hope to see you there! Be sure to RSVP! And as always, thank you for you continued support.
To Check Out Meaningful Matters:
Jeff at a glance: M.S.J., Medill, Northwestern University; M.Ed., Northeastern University; Master's Certificate, Harvard University; B.A., History, Stanford University. Former database and investigative reporter, Hoy newspaper. Former staff reporter for The Chicago Reporter and South Shore Community News, and immediate past president of the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism. Freelance writer whose work has been published by The New Yorker and the Chicago Tribune. Fulbright Scholar, 2013, Fulbright Teacher, 1995. Author of two books. Received awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Society for News Design, National Association of Black Journalists and Chicago Headline Club. (Not noted: an informal Post-Graduate degree in Fourth Grade for co-teaching with Paul Tamburello 1987-1989 after graduating from Stanford University, Magna Cum Laude).