Kurt Werth

Kurt Werth was a German-born illustrator best known for American children's books. Werth was born September 1896, in Leipzig, Germany, he studied at the State Academy for the Graphic Arts in Leipzig beginning in 1913. He studied there for two years before being drafted into the German army. After his two years of service he returned to the Academy, his professor was influenced by Cézanne, although the public wasn't yet aware of the new trend of cubism in art. At the Academy, Werth studied the new graphic techniques and tried them out as illustrations of literary works. After graduating, Werth began to illustrate books, the first being Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, well received. Werth moved to Munich, Germany after graduating, to draw satirical cartoons for various Munich magazines. In 1928, he and his wife Margaret, a Jewish German, moved to Berlin, Germany so that she could become part of the City Theater. In Berlin, Werth continued to draw satirical cartoons for Berlin magazines. With Hitler's increasing power, the magazines folded, Margaret Werth, Jewish, was not allowed to work.

In the 1939 the Werths emigrated to the United States where Werth found employment illustrating a Sunday column in the New York Times magazine. Werth began drawing political cartoons for a wide number of U. S. magazines with a political bent once the U. S. became involved in World War II. After the war Werth began to illustrate children’s books. One of his first attempts was Rosalys Hall's The Merry Miller; this attempt led to many other offers for illustrating work. Werth became a United States citizen in 1947. Werth states, "As a German I was influenced by the tradition of exact and thorough training in drawing; this goes back to Dürer and farther." He attempts to illustrate children's books in a "modern style". "Books have to be illustrated in our times. They should show the style of our times. Not all of them do it."Kurt Werth died in New York City on August 25, 1983. Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1969 for McBroom Tells the Truth by Sid Fleischman Golden Kite Award in 1973 for McBroom the Rainmaker by Sid Fleischman, New Jersey Institute of Technology Award in 1971 for That Jefferson Boy.

No Ducks For Dinner. 1953 Once the Mullah. 1954 One Mitten Lewis. 1955 The story of San Francisco. 1955 An Elephant in the Family by James Playsted Wood. 1957 The year without a Santa Claus. by Phyllis McGinley. 1957 The thing at the foot of the bed and other scary tales. By Maria Leach. 1959 Stop It, Moppit! by Geraldine Ross, 1959 Noodles and numskulls by Maria Leach. 1961 Tony's birds. By Millicent Selsam. 1961 A tiger called Thomas. By Charlotte Zolotow. 1963 Hear ye of Boston. By Polly Curren. 1964 The luck book. By Maria Leach. 1964 The valiant tailor, by Kurt Werth. 1965 Sailor Tom, by Edna Boutwell. 1966 The legends of Paul Bunyan. by Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht. 1966 McBroom tells the truth, by Sid Fleischman. 1966 McBroom and the big wind, by Sid Fleischman. 1967 The monkey, the lion, the snake, by Kurt Werth. 1967 King Thrushbeard. By Kurt Werth. 1968 That Lincoln boy. By Earl Schenck Miers. 1968 One dark night. By Edna Mitchell Preston. 1969 McBroom's Ear, by Sid Fleischman. 1969 Lazy Jack. By Kurt Werth.

1970 Samuel Clemens. by Charles Michael Daugherty. 1970 How a piglet crashed the Christmas party, by Boris Vladimirovich Zakhoder. 1971 McBroom's zoo, by Sid Fleischman. 1972 Herbert's stilts, by Hazel Hutchins Wilson. 1972 McBroom the rainmaker, by Sid Fleischman. 1973 Molly and the giant, by Kurt Werth. 1973 Dick Whittington and His Cat. by Eva Moore. 1974 The three beggar kings. by Rosalys Haskell Hall. 1974 The newcomers. 1974 Kurt Werth at Library of Congress Authorities, with 39 catalogue records

Michal Tsur

Michal Tsur is the Co-founder and General Manager of Kaltura, an open source video platform. Michal Tsur is not at her first success, she is the cofounder of Cyota, a cybersecurity company owned by RSA Security since 2005. Born in Jerusalem, she clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel, she was driven by research and she worked at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and in the Israeli Democracy Institute. Attracted not only by the technology but by "the idea, the opportunity to create change in the world, to disrupt an industry, to build something new, to have fun", she and some friends, embarked on the adventure of the tech industryMichal Tsur is a woman who had an impact on reducing the gender gap in the tech industry by creating such a world wild entreprise, she should be more shown as an example to the young girls and women who would like to follow her steps. She is author and contributor of some articles and give significant advice on how recruit women in the tech industry, she encourages women to apply for positions in the field.

She did a PhD degree's in application of game theoretic models to law, another one in Economic Analysis of Law from New York University. Moreover, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project, she has accurate knowledge in the technology startup work. She is the President and general Manager, Enterprise & Learning. “Technology was the tool needed to execute our ideas.”“We advertise the ‘tech’ part of the startup world, with tech as the tool, the skill, the medium. Maybe what gets lost is the thrill of just solving big problems and the excitement of being part of a startup.”"The tech industry needs female talent, cannot afford to miss out on this segment of the population. Why wait to solve this problem? Enough talking about only long-term solutions when our country is failing in basic science education anyway; the added talent and increased diversity will have positive effects on our companies and society overall."