Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School is partnering with the greater Waltham community to bring writers, performers and civic leaders to our city for lectures, recitals and presentations.

All events begin at 7:00 p.m. (unless noted) and are 
free and open to the public. Most presentations will be followed by a reception and, when appropriate, a book signing.

For more information, please contact:
Cory Olcott, Director of Student Events, at colcott@chch.org or 781-314-0892.
 

Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky Visits CH-CH

Our Most Recent Event

Rick Weissbourd, Child and Family Psychologist, Author

"Preparing young people for mature, ethical
 romantic relationships"

May 7, 2014
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Commons at CH-CH

Richard Weissbourd is a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he directs the Human Development and Psychology Program, and a lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. His work focuses on moral development, vulnerability and resilience in childhood and effective schools and services for children.  With Stephanie Jones, he directs the Making Caring Common Project, a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising and to provide strategies to schools and parents for promoting in children caring, a commitment to justice and other key moral and social capacities.  He is currently conducting research on how older adults can better mentor young adults and teenagers in developing ethical, mature romantic relationships.  He is a founder of several interventions for at-risk children, including ReadBoston and WriteBoston, city-wide literacy initiatives led by Mayor Menino. With Robert Selman, he founded Project ASPIRE, a social and ethical development intervention in schools. He is also a founder of a pilot school in Boston, the Lee Academy, that begins with children at 3 years old. He has advised on the city, state and federal levels on family policy and school reform and has written for numerous scholarly and popular publications and blogs, including The New York TimesThe Huffington Post, CNN, The New RepublicThe American ProspectNPR and Psychology Today. He is the author of The Vulnerable Child: What Really Hurts America’s Children and What We Can Do About It (Addison-Wesley, 1996), named by the American School Board Journal as one of the top 10 education books of all time.  His most recent book, The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development (Houghton Mifflin 2009), was named by The New Yorker as one of the top 24 books of 2009.


The Commons at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School 
The assembly hall and facility is located at:
375 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452 


For more information, please contact Cory Olcott, Director of Student Events, at colcott@chch.org.

Directions to The Commons at CH-CH

  • From the East

    Take I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Exit 15 and follow the signs to Route 128 (I-95) North. Follow 128 North to Exit 27A (Totten Pond Road). Stay in the left lane on the exit ramp and turn right onto Totten Pond Road. Follow directions below "after exiting Route 128." 
  • From the West

    Take I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Exit 14 and follow the signs to Route 128 (I-95) North. Follow 128 North to Exit 27A (Totten Pond Road). Stay in the left lane on the exit ramp and turn right onto Totten Pond Road. Follow the directions below "after exiting Route 128." 
  • From the South

    I-95 joins with Route 128 North. Follow 128 North to Exit 27B (Totten Pond Road). The exit ramp brings you to Wyman Street. Turn right onto Wyman Street. Then turn left onto Totten Pond Road. Follow the directions below "after exiting Route 128." 
  • From the North

    Both I-93 and I-95 connect with Route 128 (I-95) South. Follow 128 South to Exit 27A (Totten Pond Road). The exit ramp merges onto Winter Street, which becomes Totten Pond Road. Follow the directions below "after exiting Route 128." 
  • From all directions after exiting Route 128

    Proceed almost one mile to the traffic light at the end of Totten Pond Road. Stay in the center lane. Turn right at the light onto Lexington Street, and then immediately bear left. Turn left in to the parking for The Commons. 

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2013-2014 Events

  • October 6 (special date), Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate

    Sunday, October 6 at 3 p.m.

    An Afternoon of Classic Poetry
    Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky
    with Waltham poets Ben Berman, Elisabeth Carter, and Gregory Lawless

    An afternoon of classic poetry with the ninth Poet Laureate of the United States, Robert Pinsky. Pinsky will lead a reading from his new book Singing School with Waltham poets Ben Berman, Elisabeth Carter, and Gregory Lawless.

    A bold, imaginative new work, Singing School is a meditation on how reading our favorite poems can help us create great poetry of our own.
  • November 13, Michael Palmer & Daniel Palmer, Authors

    Join us on November 13th at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion with authors Michael and Daniel Palmer.

    Daniel Palmer is the author of four critically-acclaimed suspense novels. After receiving his master’s degree from Boston University, he spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer. A recording artist, accomplished blues harmonica player, and lifelong Red Sox fan, Daniel lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children where he is currently at work on his next novel.

    Michael Palmer, M.D., is the author of  Political Suicide, Oath of OfficeA Heartbeat Away, The Last Surgeon, The Second Opinion, The First PatientThe Fifth Vial, The Society, Fatal, The Patient, Miracle Cure, Critical Judgment, Silent Treatment, Natural Causes, Extreme Measures, Flashback, Side Effects, and The Sisterhood. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City and Massachusetts General Hospitals, spent twenty years as a full-time practitioner of internal and emergency medicine, and is now an associate director of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s physician health program.
  • January 15, Raj Kapoor: Director, Citizen, Everyman by Samir Dayal

    January 15th, 7:00 p.m.
    Raj Kapoor: Director, Citizen, Everyman
    by Samir Dayal
     
    Join us on January 15th for a talk about the influential Indian director and actor Raj Kapoor, lead by Bentley University Professor Samir Dayal.
     
    Kapoor’s work has achieved him an enormous, and perhaps still unsurpassed, fame in India.  But he also gained a following and an emotional connection with people of many other countries, including in the former Soviet Union, where, in recognition of one of his best-known films, he was affectionately dubbed "Comrade Vagabond.”
     
    Kapoor’s contributions to Indian cinema are numerous and substantial, and Dayal will offer a glimpse into his craftsmanship and artistic achievement as film director, but also explore some of the key themes of his oeuvre, particularly his social and political concern with the figure of the Indian citizen. 
     
    Samir Dayal is associate professor of English and Media studies at Bentley University in Boston. He has served as the cultural studies series editor for all the Other Press in New York. He is the author of Resisting Modernity: Counternarratives of Nation and Modernity, and coeditor of Global Babel: Interdisciplinarity, Transnationalism and the Discourses of Globalization (with Margueritte Murphy). He is completing a book about Indian cinema as well as another book on global cinema.
     
    He has published widely on Postcolonial studies and cultural studies in edited collections such as Afro-Asian Encounters: Culture, History, Politics, ed. Heike Raphael-Hernandez, and journals such as Postmodern Culture, Angelaki: A Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, Cultural Critique, Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, Socialist Review, and Twentieth-Century Literature, among others.  He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    For more information, please contact Cory Olcott, Director of Student Events at colcott@chch.org.
  • February 12, Waltham Philharmonic Chamber Group

    Waltham Philharmonic Chamber Group

    On February 12th, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is excited to welcome the Waltham Philharmonic Chamber Group to perform for our 2nd Wednesday at the Commons series.  The CH-CH vocal ensemble will also perform. 

    The group will perform several pieces featuring different combinations of instruments: a trio of horn, oboe and piano, a sextet of piano, flute, clarinet, oboe, horn and bassoon and a quintet.

    After the event, there will be an instrument “petting zoo” where attendees can make music from the various instruments.

    More information about The Waltham Philharmonic Chamber Group is available on their website: http://wphil.org.
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  • March 5, Gaming Forum with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Mark Kline

    Today’s video games get lots of bad press, but studies show 91-97% of all teens play them. These games can be tremendous time drains, creating tension and alienation in families. They can also be extraordinarily compelling and imaginative, providing alternative universes where players can make unique connections and feel accomplished and valued. How can you tell if your teen’s gaming is problematic or simply normal?  What benefits do some players get out of playing these games?  Can some games become habitual, even addictive and how do we identify signs of this?  Do video games make players prone to violence or aggression?  Is the gamer community a toxic environment or does it actually have something positive to offer some players?  Mark Kline, PsyD, Clinical Director of HRS, Inc will take us on a journey through this fascinating world, leading us to a better understanding of video gaming and how to deal with it. 

    Mark Kline PsyD is Clinical Director of the Human Relations Service, Inc, a non-profit community mental health center serving Wellesley, Wayland, and Weston, MA.  Dr. Kline has worked at HRS for 25 years and also maintains a private practice in the Wellesley area.  He consults frequently to area schools and speaks widely to parent and school groups about the impact of today’s technology on families, parenting, and child development. He has a special interest in video gaming which developed as a result of his work with gamer clients and his own experiences.  This has included articles for the online gaming portal escapistmagazine.com, where he has also written a column called “AskDrMark,” in which he addresses a range of mental health issues as they relate to the video game world.  Dr. Kline is also Vice-Chair of takethis.org, an online resource for the gaming community which offers support and guidance around mental health issues.  He is the father of three teenagers, one of whom is a CHCH student.


  • April 9, Cognitive Scientist Joe Moran

    Decoding Thoughts with Congnitive Scientist Joe Moran
    April 9, 2014
    7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
    Commons at CH-CH

    Joe Moran is a cognitive scientist with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center in Natick, MA. His work investigates social cognition - how do we know what other people are thinking without being able to see those thoughts? How does our knowledge of what other people are thinking affect the way we make decisions and actually perceive the world around us? Joe completed a Ph.D. in psychology at Dartmouth College, then undertook postdoctoral work at Harvard and MIT before taking his position with the U.S. Army. Joe continues an appointment at Harvard, where he also collaborates with members of its Center for Brain Science on research about the brain processes that allow us to think about our own and others' minds.
  • May 7, Rick Weissbourd, Child and Family Psychologist, Author

    Rick Weissbourd, Child and Family Psychologist, Author

    "Preparing young people for mature, ethical
     romantic relationships"

    May 7, 2014
    7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
    Commons at CH-CH

    Richard Weissbourd is a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he directs the Human Development and Psychology Program, and a lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. His work focuses on moral development, vulnerability and resilience in childhood and effective schools and services for children.  With Stephanie Jones, he directs the Making Caring Common Project, a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising and to provide strategies to schools and parents for promoting in children caring, a commitment to justice and other key moral and social capacities.  He is currently conducting research on how older adults can better mentor young adults and teenagers in developing ethical, mature romantic relationships.  He is a founder of several interventions for at-risk children, including ReadBoston and WriteBoston, city-wide literacy initiatives led by Mayor Menino. With Robert Selman, he founded Project ASPIRE, a social and ethical development intervention in schools. He is also a founder of a pilot school in Boston, the Lee Academy, that begins with children at 3 years old. He has advised on the city, state and federal levels on family policy and school reform and has written for numerous scholarly and popular publications and blogs, including The New York TimesThe Huffington Post, CNN, The New RepublicThe American Prospect,  NPR and Psychology Today. He is the author of The Vulnerable Child: What Really Hurts America’s Children and What We Can Do About It (Addison-Wesley, 1996), named by the American School Board Journal as one of the top 10 education books of all time.  His most recent book, The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development (Houghton Mifflin 2009), was named by The New Yorker as one of the top 24 books of 2009.


    The Commons at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School 
    The assembly hall and facility is located at:
    375 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452 


    For more information, please contact Cory Olcott, Director of Student Events at colcott@chch.org.

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Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall is a small, coeducational college preparatory school for students in grades 9-PG that is dedicated to teaching the way students learn. The rigorous curriculum challenges our students while our multiple intelligences approach to teaching and learning both values and supports the different ways students learn. A dynamic mix of day and boarding students energizes our campus and creates opportunities for students to engage with each other in the arts, athletics, campus activities and community service. All our students go on to a college or university that best fits their ambitions and interests. Our private, independent school is located ten miles from Boston