Steamboat briefs: Seminars talk addresses inequality, American Dream |

Steamboat briefs: Seminars talk addresses inequality, American Dream

— Seminars at Steamboat presents its final policy talk of the 2016 season at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Strings Pavilion.

Richard Reeves, a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution and co-director of the Center on Children and Families, will present a talk titled “Inequality and the American Dream.”

Free tickets are distributed at 4:45 p.m., and doors will open at the same time.

Reeves’ research focuses on social mobility, inequality and family change. His Seminars talk will address opportunity in America, focusing on how easy or difficult it is for a child to climb the ladder and end up in a different, and hopefully better, place than his or her parents.

While Americans believe we live in the “land of opportunity,” it turns out we don’t have a lot of social mobility compared to some other advanced countries: Those who are born poor are likely to stay poor; similarly, those who were born rich are likely to stay rich.

Before joining the Brookings Institution, Reeves was director of strategy to the UK’s deputy prime minister. He is the author of “John Stuart Mill – Victorian Firebrand,” an intellectual biography of the British liberal philosopher and politician.

With co-author Isabel V. Sawhill, he was awarded the 2014 Best Policy Paper in the University of Pennsylvania’s annual Think Tank Awards. He is also a contributor to The Atlantic, National Affairs, Democracy Journal, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

KUNC public radio will air a one-hour, edited version of the talk at 9 p.m. Monday Aug. 29 at 88.5 FM. For more information about Seminars at Steamboat, visit

Young professionals group set to host bowl-a-thon

The Young Professionals Network will sponsor a Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Snow Bowl. JA’s goal is to create generations of young people who are financially literate, workforce ready and entrepreneurial in their thinking. All of the money raised from the bowl-a-thon event will benefit JA programs in K-12 classrooms in Routt County.

Teams of five can sign up for three hours of bowling, which includes lane fee, shoe rental, pizza, and fun prizes. The cost per team is $500, and bowlers are encouraged to fundraise at least $150 each.

Contact Sally Messinger at for more information.

Local graduate resident at Rocky Vista University

Elizabeth Stoll, of Steamboat Springs, was one of 162 students selected to matriculate at Rocky Vista University of Osteopathic Medicine out of an applicant pool of nearly 5,200 candidates. Doctors of osteopathic medicine are fully licensed physicians who practice a whole person approach to medicine that focuses on preventive health care. Stoll is the daughter of Lisa and Paul Stoll and the granddaughter of Dr. Tim Stoll, Lynn Laister and Bill and Dora Ann Mather. She is a graduate of Steamboat Springs High School and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in integrative physiology. She also attended the Nutrition Therapy Institute, where she earned her certification as a nutrition therapist.

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