Jane Adams
American actress
Jane Adams
Jane Adams is an American film, television and theatre actress.
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How income growth could impact the 2016 race
Fox News - 5 months
Janet Adamy breaks down indicators
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America’s Middle Class Is No Longer the Majority
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
The middle class is no longer the majority in America, according to a new Pew Research Center report on incomes and wealth in the U.S. WSJ's Janet Adamy reports on the implications. Photo: Getty
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A Force to Be Reckoned With
Huffington Post - about 3 years
"There's a lot of legislation that blocks progress. I didn't know what to do about it." --Deborah Taylor, 62, a fellow of the Aging Justice Project. Deborah describes herself as, "a disabled mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother." She has survived heart failure, a kidney transplant and a stroke. Although she suffers from arthritis, a certain calling propels her to action each day. "If I can get up and move, then I can make a difference," Deborah says. Deborah is a community organizer. While her long-time passion has been fair housing, Deborah realized that her neighbors and friends were facing the physical challenges of aging as well as restrictions within the Medicaid system. Tired of hearing about these issues, Deborah decided to take action. "I thought I should advocate on behalf of my community and other seniors like me. I wanted to interact with legislators, work with the people writing laws and be the voice of seniors," Deborah said. Deborah is a fellow in the Aging J ...
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Book Review: 'Two Weeks To Submission' by Bette Jene Adams
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
An uneven BDSM tale that reads like it was written by two authors.
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Google celebrates its own birthday in new Google Doodle game
Entertainment Weekly - over 3 years
Google got jealous of the attention Leon Foucault, Jane Addams and Martin Luther King Jr. were getting via the search engine
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Jane Addams, Nobel Prize Winner And 'World's Best-Loved Woman' Honored With Google Doodle (PHOTO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In honor of her 153rd birthday, Hull House founder, social activist and Nobel Prize winner Jane Addams was celebrated in Friday's Google Doodle. The simple, colorful doodle depicts the red Hull House that Addam's co-founded in 1889 in Chicago for recently-arrived immigrants from Europe. Addams, who was "a pioneer social worker in America, as a feminist, and as an internationalist," was the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. On her death in 1935, the Christian Science Monitor notes she was called "the greatest woman in the world," the "mother of social service," "the greatest woman internationalis"’ and the "first citizen of Chicago." Additionally, the New York Times said in her obituary, “She was, perhaps, the world's best-known and best-loved woman.”
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Jane Adams Ph.D.: Can Social Media Predict Behavior?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"The Night Without a Riot," David Wiegel's weekend post in Slate covering the post-Zimmerman verdict and the absence of social unrest predicted in the wake of an acquittal, is cause to consider how social media shapes expectations about social behavior. Has Twitter become our national ID, a seething cauldron of our most primitive, least civilized selves? If so, is that a good thing, an acceptable sublimation of instincts and impulses that might otherwise lead to physical violence and/or the destruction of property? Are the most frequent and frightening online ranters and ravers truly dangerous, or just blowing off steam? Social media has gotten the credit -- and, in some quarters, the blame -- for inspiring social and political revolutions around the globe. It's made possible the instant transmission of politicians' most embarrassing moments and celebrities' worst ones, as well as the amplification of everyone's home movies, vacation photos and cute cat videos. When peop ...
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Steve Mariotti: Move Over, Larry Page and Sergey Brin: Here Come the Next-Gen Entrepreneurs: Kylee Majkowski and Muhhand Abbas!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Last Saturday, 44 students ages six to 16 and their parents gathered at the Center for Social Innovation in New York City for Kid Entrepreneur Day. The event was sponsored by the NYC chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization, a global business network of 8,000+ business owners with 122 chapters in 35 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO hosts events and forums that encourage small and large business owners to learn from each other. I was invited to speak at Kid Entrepreneur Day by EO member Scott Mesh -- a charismatic young leader whose company, Los Niños Services, provides home care and education for special needs children. Los Niños Services was named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York by Crain's New York Business in 2010. I made sure to arrive at Kid Entrepreneur Day early, so I could catch all the other speakers. They were great! My favorite speaker was eight-year-old Kylee Majkowski, who has created Little Ladies Inventing ...
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Jane Adams Ph.D.: How Are Boomers Doing As Parents?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"What have you been doing since graduation?" It's the kind of question you hear from former classmates who still look vaguely familiar, even if you haven't seen them in decades and have no idea who they are. No one at reunion replies "housewife" any longer, not even the elegant, bird-like alumnae from the thinning ranks of oldest graduates tottering across the spring-green quad, who mostly were. The rest of us cling to our professional identities, if we had or have them; mostly we did, as befits baby boomers who came of age in this ivied enclave of privilege at a time when women expected to have careers as well as families. While raising kids is also what we did, we usually don't mention that, at least not immediately. Yet it's our longest and most durable role. We've been at it for more than half our lives. Some of us still are. And even the most accomplished, celebrated, distinguished women among us -- of whom there are many -- would tell you that motherhood is the har ...
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Addams Tollway reopened after crash near Hampshire
Chicago Times - almost 4 years
The Jane Addams Tollway has reopened after a multi-vehicle crash closed all westbound lanes of traffic for several hours today near Hampshire in Kane County.     
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Sid Mohn: 125 Years of Ending Poverty
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
On March 13, Heartland Alliance, the Midwest's leading anti-poverty organization, where I work, is celebrating 125 years of service. When legendary social reformer Jane Addams opened our doors in 1888, her dedication to provide the most basic of human needs guided her work. Hungry, destitute and sick, people then, as today, lived in desperate poverty, unable to free themselves from it as they battled dire circumstances. She saw the need for a holistic, flexible blend of services tailored to meet each individual's needs and built an organization designed to deliver. 125 years later, those beliefs still guide our work, even as our ability to act on them is threatened. Today, that threat is the recent sequester, and the cuts to vital programs it will cause as Congress fails to find a resolution to the issue. When the debt limit was raised in 2011, the sequester was created for -- and by -- Congress. If a long term plan to reduce the deficit didn't happen by 2013, it said, ...
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Some Unions Wary of Health Bill They Once Backed
Wall Street Journal - about 4 years
Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration's health-care overhaul when it was up for debate. Now that the law is rolling out, some are turning sour. Janet Adamy joins Markets Hub. Photo: Armando L. Sanchez for The Wall Street Journal.
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Beth Lapides: Hand-to-Hand: Comedy and Combat
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The Pentagon just announced it's lifting the ban on woman going to the front lines and engaging in hand-to-hand combat. I know this is something that's supposedly good for women, and something that women in the military want, but it's something I have such mixed feeling about. Oddly, one of those feelings is gratitude. Because it reminds me why, after 25 years, I'm still so committed to hosting and producing UnCabaret. The news sent me back to when, years ago, the issue of allowing women on the front lines first came up. I was just beginning comedy career and was performing in what, at the time, was a fashion-forward choice: men's suits. Partly, I loved the suits for the pockets. Partly, I loved them for the power they bestowed. Partly, I enjoyed the focus on my work which the ease of a uniform provided -- much like combat gear. And then, the issue of women being allowed to fight on the front lines came up. And I started to wonder: Is this where the women's movement has ...
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Illinois Tollway Tips Off Tweets in Time for Turkey Day
Bolingbrook Patch - over 4 years
Traveling the Illinois Tollway this Thanksgiving holiday? Now you can sign up for Tollway Trip Tweets on Twitter.com. Tollway customers can “follow” each of the four tollways – the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80), Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) – to receive real-time roadway incident information to help plan their trips.   “The Illinois Tollway is committed to providing valuable information to meet our customers’ needs, especially during one of the busiest travel holidays of the year,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. “Tollway Trip Tweets will help us connect with our customers in a new way and, hopefully, give them the information they need to be able to plan their trips based on what’s happening on the road.”  A recent survey indicated that nearly 38 percent of Tollway customers using one of the tollways use the Internet or a cell phone/smartphone as a source of tra ...
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This Week In Discs: Safe, The Five-Year Engagement, Piranha 3DD and More
Film School Rejects - over 4 years
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. Quick A motorcycle courier finds himself targeted by police after a mysterious man forces him to deliver bombs to various addresses while an ex-girlfriend unlucky enough to have strapped an explosive helmet to her head comes along for the ride. This Korean effort takes the single plot thread of Speed and combines it with a lot of goofiness. The action runs the gamut of cartoony to thrilling, but it’s never less than entertaining. There’s also a little bit of heart to add more weight to the matter, but it’s never enough to extinguish the goofy fun. I’ll be honest… this is casual entertainment and a rental at best for most folks, but those of you as partial to Korean films as I am may want to pick it up too. Also available on DVD. [Extras: Making of, trailer, featurettes] Parks & Recreation: Complete Season Four Pitch: This is literally one of NBC’s Thursday ...
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VVSD to Make School Lunches Healthier
Bolingbrook Patch - over 4 years
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Valley View School District 365U.  With a brand new image and name, a new location, and plenty of great new plans, the department formerly known as Valley View Food Services is preparing to embark on Year Two of its own “New View.” “Our goal is to expose our kids to everything from seed to harvest to the cafeteria and make all that an extension of the classroom,” said Meghan Gibbons, director of the district's Nutrition Services Department. That exposure, Gibbons said, includes an even greater emphasis on what she terms “healthy changes” in the menus at all grade levels as well as expansion of recycling efforts and the school garden pilot project and continued efforts to incorporate nutrition awareness into the curriculum. To emphasize this year’s efforts, the Nutrition Services school teams will wear new uniforms including orange shirts and navy aprons with the new logo embroidered on them. That newly designed logo will ...
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The Surprising Reality of Medicare's Big Spenders
Wall Street Journal - over 4 years
A sliver of the sickest patients account for the majority of Medicare spending - and young people can often have the highest costs. WSJ's Janet Adamy discusses the case of Scott Crawford, who became one of the most expensive Americans on Medicare.
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School Board OKs Software Service, Maintenance Contracts for District
Bolingbrook Patch - over 4 years
Valley View School District 365U educates more than 18,000 students in 20 schools and employs more than 2,000 full-time employees.   To keep the district’s technology running smoothly, the responsibility for maintaining instructional and operations software for the hundreds of computers and programs across the district requires a considerable amount of expertise from a variety of vendors. To that end, the Valley View Board of Education Monday night approved the annual renewal of instructional and operations software maintenance contracts totaling $553,125. A description of the vendors and cost of each service and maintenance agreement approved by the board is as follows: AIMSweb, a progress-monitoring system used in Valley View for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade, $4 per student, or $36,000.00; DEPCO LLC, develops, maintains and updates education curriculum for the career and family and consumer education labs (science, business, marketing and informati ...
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Theater, Dance Enrichment Program Empowering Local Children
Bolingbrook Patch - over 4 years
In MSNBC Dateline's popular show My Kid Would Never Do That, hidden cameras capture children as they make critical choices. Parents are usually surprised by the bad choices their children make as revealing scenarios unfold. As the show progresses, those who tune in learn raising awareness is often not a strong enough deterrent when peer pressure and questionable adult behavior are involved. Eventually experts weigh in on the importance of building healthy self-esteem as the most effective means to equip and empower children to make better decisions in the future. In line with this school of thought, Shakila Stewart launched Shakila’s Dream Shop in June of 2010 to inspire young people to set goals, overcome obstacles and develop the emotional skills they need to make good decisions. Shakila’s Dream Shop, a theater and dance enrichment program located in the New Song Church building, draws upon acting techniques and stage performances to promote positive thoughts and actions, ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jane Adams
  • 2010
    Age 44
    She also had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom Frasier (1999–2000), and was nominated for the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for the HBO series Hung (2009–11).
    More Details Hide Details Jane Adams was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Janice, an administrative assistant, and William Adams, an engineer. She has a younger brother, Jonathan, and was raised in Wheaton, Illinois, and Bellevue, Washington. Adams attended the University of Washington, where she studied political science, and the Cornish College of the Arts, where she took theater.
  • 2009
    Age 43
    From 2009-2011, Adams co-starred in the HBO series Hung opposite Thomas Jane.
    More Details Hide Details She starred in and co-wrote the movie All the Light in the Sky.
  • 2007
    Age 41
    In 2007, she appeared in The Sensation of Sight and The Brave One.
    More Details Hide Details In the latter film, she appeared opposite Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Mary Steenburgen and Naveen Andrews.
  • 2001
    Age 35
    In 2001, she was in the independent film titled Songcatcher, with Janet McTeer.
    More Details Hide Details She and the cast won a Sundance Special Jury Prize.
  • 1999
    Age 33
    The next year, Adams got a recurring role on the hit comedy series Frasier from 1999 to 2000.
    More Details Hide Details She played Dr. Mel Karnofsky, who became Niles Crane's second wife. She also had a role in the film Mumford.
  • 1998
    Age 32
    In 1998, she starred in Happiness with Philip Seymour Hoffman, playing the role of Joy, a sensitive single woman who is struggling with life.
    More Details Hide Details She and the cast won many ensemble awards.
  • 1994
    Age 28
    She worked with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton in Father of the Bride Part II. She went back to the stage and won the 1994 Tony Award for best performance by a featured actress in a play for the Broadway revival of An Inspector Calls.
    More Details Hide Details She also won the Outer Critics Circle Award for best featured actress in a play in the Broadway production of Paul Rudnick's I Hate Hamlet.
  • 1991
    Age 25
    She made her Broadway debut in the original production of I Hate Hamlet in 1991, and won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the 1994 revival of An Inspector Calls.
    More Details Hide Details Her film roles include Happiness (1998), Wonder Boys (2000), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), and Little Children (2006).
  • 1989
    Age 23
    She attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division (1985 - 1989, Group 18) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Adams performed theatre at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. She turned down the chance to work in Sister Act with Whoopi Goldberg for the opportunity to work with Arthur Miller onstage.
  • 1965
    Born on April 1, 1965.
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