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Sage Hill School to Launch New $7.5 Million Science Center Development Campaign

Sage Hill School MEDIA ADVISORY:

WHAT:

Sage Hill School, one of California’s leading college preparatory private high schools, will announce a $7.5 Million “Campaign For Innovative Learning” development campaign to build a new, leading-edge Science Center on its Newport Coast, CA campus.

With $3 Million in private donor support already pledged, Sage Hill is now expanding its community outreach efforts to include Southern California corporations interested in Science Center naming rights opportunities, strategic science-based partnerships, in-kind donations and internships; Foundation grants; individual donations; and strategic partnerships with prominent universities, science museums and scientists.

Following a VIP Reception and Media interview opportunities with Sage Hill’s new Science Advisory Team, Dr. Arthur Lander will kick-off the new Science Center Campaign by presenting a public lecture on Systems Biology -- the second in Sage Hill’s Science Lecture Series. He is an M.D., Ph.D. and Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology and Biomedical Engineering at UCI, and Director of the Center for Complex Biological Systems, an NIGMS National Center for Systems Biology. His inspiring, thought-provoking lecture and audience Q&A session will center on the emerging, interdisciplinary direction of the biological sciences.

Public should RSVP to [email protected] with “Science” in the subject line. Media is invited to attend the VIP Reception, interview session and lecture.

WHO:

Dr. Arthur D. Lander

Dr. Peter Donovan, Director, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UCI

Dr. Edward Thorp, prominent math professor, pioneer in modern applications of probability theory and NY Times best-selling author of Beat the Dealer

Dr. Mihir Worah, Managing Director of $1.97 Trillion asset mgmt. firm Pimco and particle physicist -- prime example of powerful link between science and Wall Street

Sonnet Hui, Steinberg Architects, to share Science Center designs, fly-over footage

Gordon McNeill, Sage Hill Head of School

Vicki U. Booth, Chair, Sage Hill School Board of Trustees

WHEN:

Tuesday, February 5th: 5:30-6:30 p.m. VIP Reception (open to media);

6:30-7 p.m. Media briefing, and scientist/media spokespersons interviews;

7:00 – 8 p.m. Dr. Lander Lecture & New Science Center Video/brief presentation

WHERE:

Black Box Theater in the Studio at Sage Hill School, 20402 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Coast, CA

WHY:

The Science Center will actively address Sage Hill’s challenge of having outgrown its current science space, curriculum and ability to expand its innovative service learning and community outreach programs.

The Sage Hill Science Lecture Series is just one of Sage Hill School’s community-based outreach initiatives connecting students and community members of all ages with a passion for science with prominent thought leaders of universities, private research facilities and leading-edge science/technology companies.

ABOUT SAGE HILL SCHOOL:

Sage Hill School is Orange County’s only not-for-profit independent, nonsectarian, coed college preparatory high school, located on thirty acres in Newport Coast, CA. Founded in 2000, the school provides a premier education for its 460-plus students through small class sizes averaging 15 students per teacher, world-class educators, an outstanding program of curricular and co-curricular offerings, highly personalized college counseling, and a public purpose. Sage Hill aims to transform the lives of its students by inspiring a love of knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge creatively, compassionately and courageously throughout their lives.

CONTACT INFO & MEDIA NOTES:

Media wishing to attend should contact John Eckel, RockandSock’em Marketing, at [email protected], call 646.438.1186, or check-in on-site. Media interviews and photo opportunities with all Sage Hill spokespersons will be available at the VIP Reception (5:30-6:30p) and media interview session (6:30-7p).

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