Lawrence Starkman – The Origins of Handball

Handball is a team sport where two teams of seven platers pass a ball using only their hands in hopes to score by getting the ball into the goal of the other team. The game has a rich history dating back to Roman times and is still played by people around the world today. Lawrence Starkman is an avid player and fan of handball.

Versions of handball date all the way back to Roman times when women would play a game called expulsim ludere. The game was also found in France during medieval times and among the Inuit of Greenland during the Middle Ages. By the 19th century the game had expanded to Denmark, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine and Germany.

The first written set of rules wasn’t published until 1906 by Holger Nielsen, a Danish lieutenant, Olympic medalist and gym teacher. The rules were changed to what is commonly used today on October 29, 1917 by Karl Schelenz, Max Heiser, and Erich Konigh from Germany. Karl later improved upon the rules slightly in 1918. Players from Germany and Belgium participated in the first set of international games for men in 1925 and women from Austria and Germany played against each other in 1930 for the first time.

The International Amateur Handball Federation was formed in 1928 after the Congress of the International Amateur Athletics Federation chose a committee to draw up official international rules for field handball in 1926. The International Handball Federation soon followed with its founding in 1946.

Lawrence Starkman is one of many fans and players of handball today.


Lawrence Starkman – Must Read Book – Pride and Prejudice

Reading is a fun and relaxing hobby that is easy to start and can be low to no cost. You can rent many books at your local library or even find them online to read for free. And there are some books that are considered classic must-reads no matter your age, race, gender or social status. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is one such novel. Lawrence Starkman is an avid reader of great classics like Pride and Prejudice.

Jane Austen transports you into the ironically funny world of manners, marriage and proper society set in 19th century England. Arguably her most famous work, with an unforgettable opening line, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

A universally loved tale of passion between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice is able to capture the beautifully flawed side of humanity that only love could bring out. It is about overcoming differences of class and about learning to not only accept but laugh at an unfair set of circumstances and how difficult it can be to truly accept someone you love and whether that love is strong enough to withstand the pressures of outsides influences like class, social pressure and time.

Pride and Prejudice is a novel for people of all ages and has stood the test of time as one of the greatest love stories. It is funny and painfully true and will leave the reader thinking about love and the sacrifices people make in its name. Lawrence Starkman loves to read classic novels and learn more about people throughout history.

Lawrence Starkman – Roosevelt University

Lawrence Starkman received his Bachelor’s Degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago and is proud of all the knowledge he gained during his time there. Founded in 1945, Roosevelt University if dedicated to the enlightenment of the human spirit.

Named after both President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, the university’s curriculum is centered on principles of social justice. The school’s founder Edward J. Sparling wanted to create a school that didn’t allow for students to be discriminated against because of race, religion, or gender. Two weeks after the school was charted as the Thomas Jefferson College, President Roosevelt died and the college obtained permission to rename it in his memory. At this time, the school had no library, campus or endowment.

They purchased the Auditorium Building in 1947 for 1 dollar and this became the school’s permanent home. In the beginning they received financial backing from groups like the Julius Rosenwald Foundation, the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union and Marshal Field III.

Today, Roosevelt University enrolls about 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is home to six colleges; the Chicago College of Performing Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies, the College of Pharmacy, and the Walter E. Heller College of Business.

The Wabash, the school’s most recent academic building addition, which is located in the Loop of Downtown Chicago, is the tallest educational building in the city and the second tallest in the United States. It is the sixth-largest academic complex in the entire world.

Lawrence Starkman is just one of many proud alumni of Roosevelt University. He later went on enter the MAI program at the Appraisal Institute.

Lawrence Starkman – Collecting Fine Art: Who Created It?

When deciding if you want to add a piece of art to your collection, many things need to be taken into consideration. One of the most important questions you need to ask yourself is who created the art? Is their work something you want to invest in? Lawrence Starkman has had to ask himself this question each time he adds a piece to his collection of fine art.

Doing some research about the artist will help you determine if the piece will be a good investment or if the artist’s work won’t stand the test of time and it will not increase in value. Start by doing some digging into the person. When they were born and when they died, if they are no longer living. Where they lived and worked. What galleries, museums, or institutions they had their work featured at. What awards, grants, prizes or honors they received. What other collectors, if any, own their work. What position the artist held, such as professor, lecturer, teacher, writer, resident artist. How many publications they were mentioned in and the credibility of that publication. What organizations the artist belonged to. Where the artist studied and if they studied with anyone of note.

After finding the answers to these questions you will have a better understanding of the artists and if they have accomplishments that will help their career maintain longevity. Remember that art is an investment that can increase over time and doing the research into the person that created it is important. The more significant the person’s reputation and profile, the higher probability the piece will increase in value either as the artist creates more works or after their death as pieces become rarer.

It is also helpful to talk to friends or people you know in the art industry. The more word or mouth an artist receives, the better known the art. This will allow the artist’s work to become more desirable and increase in value. Look to the opinion of art experts as their determination can affect the value more than amateurs in the art scene.

Collecting fine art can be a fun hobby and a great way to invest in your future. Making smart decisions about which pieces to invest in, and in turn which artist to invest in, will help reap the benefits of your investment and result in a bigger payoff in the end. Lawrence Starkman is an avid fine art collector from Evanston, Illinois.