Spotlight on humanists at GSAS

first_imgSometimes, it seems that a Ph.D. in the humanities leads only toward a faculty career. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, with FAS Office of Career Services, Office of Undergraduate Education, and FAS Division of Arts and Humanities will present two programs exploring the many directions the Ph.D. can take students beyond the professoriate.On March 27, a panel of GSAS alumni and other members of the community, all with Ph.D.s in the humanities, will provide first-hand accounts of their experiences. Kate Stanton,assistant dean of undergraduate education, will moderate the panel that includes:Jean-Francois Gauvin, director of administration, Collection of Historic Scientific Instruments, Harvard University; lecturer in history of scienceEmilio Gonzalez, manager of research and curriculum development at Boston Symphony Orchestra, dance accompanist at The Boston ConservatorySharon Howell, resident dean of Adams House, lecturer in hist & lit, published poet with active poetry blogAmelia Klein, technical writer/editor at Linden Lab (they create the Second Life avatar world), conference coordinator for the English Institute, lecturer at Harvard Extension SchoolJames Mancall, associate dean of academic advising, Wheaton CollegeOn April 3, Laura Malisheski of the FAS Office of Career Services will present a program exploring how humanists considering or actively pursuing jobs outside academe can learn specific strategies that will help them find, effectively apply for, and land a job. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Casting Announced for Our Lady of Kibeho Off-Broadway

first_imgCasting has been announced for the previously reported world premiere of Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho. Starla Benford and more will join the production, which is set to begin previews off-Broadway on October 28 and run through December 7. Opening night is scheduled for November 16 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Our Lady of Kibeho Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 Directed by directed by Michael Greif, Our Lady of Kibeho is based on real events. Set in 1981, a village girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. Ostracized by her schoolmates and labeled disturbed, everyone refuses to believe, until the impossible starts happening again and again. Skepticism gives way to fear, faith, and fate, causing upheaval in the school community and beyond.center_img The production will feature scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Matt Tierney, projection by Peter Nigrini, Special Effects by Greg Meeh, aerial effects by Paul Rubin and music by Michael McElroy. Along with Benford as Sister Evangelique, the cast includes Jade Eshete as Girl 3, Danaya Esperanza as Girl 2, Niles Fitch as Emmanuel, Kambi Gathesha as Villager 1, Brent Jennings as Bishop Gahamanyi, Joaquina Kalukango as Marie-Clare Mukangango, Mandi Masden as Anathalie Mukamazimpaka, Owiso Odera as Father Tuyishime, Nneka Okafor as Alphonsine Mumureke, Stacey Sargeant as Girl 1, T. Ryder Smith as Father Flavia, Patrick J. Ssenjovu as Villager 2, Angel Uwamahoro as Girl 4 and Bowman Wright as Nkango. View Commentslast_img read more

Flexible Fabinho eases burden on Liverpool’s injury-hit defence

first_imgFabinho had played at right-back, where he has recently started for Brazil, and as a defensive midfielder for the Ligue 1 side, where he caught Klopp’s eye.Yet the German also saw his potential as providing cover in the centre-half positions, an observation that became particularly important at Brighton.Alongside the immaculate Van Dijk, Fabinho turned in a mature display as Liverpool kept a 13th clean sheet in 22 Premier League games to maintain an important four-point cushion over their closest rivals Manchester City.“Some weeks ago, I knew this could be an option because we had some players out injured and we only had two centre-backs available,” Fabinho told the Liverpool website.“When Dejan got injured, I knew it would be logical that I’d play in that position.“I had some training sessions playing in that position, which helped me adapt better and pick up certain aspects, like positioning and movements you need to be natural at to play in this position.”Fabinho had to be patient to make an impact on the Premier League.Not until late October at struggling Huddersfield did Klopp hand him his league debut off the bench and a first start followed a week later against Cardiff in his more natural midfield role.But the Brazilian has since started a further eight league games and his adaptability and versatility suggests he will have a considerable role to play in Liverpool’s bid for honours both in the Premier League and Champions League with Van Dijk suspended for the first leg of their last-16 tie against Bayern Munich next month.str/kca/jcShare on: WhatsApp Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | An untimely series of injuries to defenders has left Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp short-handed at the back as he tries to keep the Premier League leaders on track for a first title in 29 years at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold joined a growing injury list with a knee problem picked up in the warm-up ahead of last weekend’s 1-0 win at Brighton that could keep the English international out for up to a month.Centre-backs Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip are still working their way back to fitness, while the decision to let Nathaniel Clyne leave on loan to Bournemouth earlier this month has been questioned.However, Klopp has been able to rely on the versatility of summer signing Fabinho to cover both at the heart of defence alongside the commanding Virgil van Dijk, and at right-back.The 25-year-old, signed for nearly £40 million ($51 million) from Monaco, took his time to adapt to English football, something Klopp predicted would happen as far back as July when Fabinho made his pre-season debut against non-league Chester.But recent weeks have shown that Klopp’s vision for Fabinho to serve as a vital and versatile cog in his championship-challenging squad have come to fruition.“Fabinho is a brilliant player. To have a good footballer in that position when you have the ball is great,” said Klopp.“He has a defensive brain and can play in a lot of positions.”last_img read more

Colts Neck Introduces New Mayor, J.P. Bartolomeo

first_imgBy John Sorce |COLTS NECK – A standing-room crowd of about 200 friends, family and community members packed the Colts Neck Court House as the township’s governing body held its 2018 reorganization meeting on Saturday afternoon.Five new members were sworn into office, including J.P. Bartolomeo, who was introduced as the town’s new mayor.Bartolomeo will also be joined by Deputy Mayor Thomas Orgo, who was also re-elected as a committeeman. Also sworn in as committeemen on Jan. 6 were Frank Rizzuto and Michael Viola.“Ever since I moved my family to Colts Neck in 2008, I truly fell in love with the town,” Bartolomeo said. “It’s beautiful, it’s green, it’s open, it’s not overpopulated and honestly, it’s the true American dream.”Formerly of Bayonne, Bartolomeo said he wants to see Colts Neck residents getting to know each other better.“In Bayonne, when you sneeze, the person next door says God bless you,” Bartolomeo said as the crowd chuckled.He stated that while Colts Neck does not have a town center, the court house, which residents have dubbed “the core site,” was recently given a facelift and looks great. As a result, more people in the community are spending time outdoors at the town hall.They have installed a walking path thanks to an open space grant from the county freeholders. Last year, Mayor Russell Macnow made progress on road improvement projects and, with the help of generous donors, embarked on a multipurpose field project.This year, Bartolomeo mentioned he would like to direct tax dollars towards the Department of Public Works, referencing the department is in need of help and will work with fellow committeemen to spend tax dollars there.Another project Bartolomeo said he hopes to start as mayor is the Colts Neck Cohesion Initiative. “This goes back to the way I felt when I first got here,” Bartolomeo said. “I just didn’t know a lot of people. And unless you are involved with sports that your children play, it is difficult in town to meet someone because a lot of times, you just don’t know who your neighbors are next to you.”Bartolomeo also went on record in saying that at least one of the following events will happen in Colts Neck this year: Music in the Park on a Friday evening, in which residents are encouraged to bring a picnic basket and blanket, their family, bicycles, and pets; Movie in the Park, which would be similar to Music in the Park; and an inaugural 5K called “The Barthouse 5K,” which will not be for fundraising, but rather a Colts Neck sponsored event for the people of Colts Neck.One more initiative Bartolomeo discussed was the Colts Neck Country Weekend, which he described as “Frosty’s Country Christmas at Montrose School.“I would like to have all the windows painted before this happens so we can award our window painter at the tree lighting with Santa Claus, and we’re going to get him here in a different mode of transportation.“These are just some of the initiatives that I want to deploy,” Bartolomeo continued. “I’m always open to suggestions. I believe this is a phenomenal town that does not need to change. It does need to evolve, and that’s why we’re doing these DPW projects. However, instead of walking past someone and putting your head down, I’d rather you walk passed someone and say hello.”This article was first published in the Jan. 11-18, 2018 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Rough third quarter comes back to haunt Bombers as David Thompson wins Kootenay hoop crown 41-37

first_imgA third-quarter lapse cost the L.V. Rogers Bombers a shot at a provincial berth.David Thompson Lakers out scored the Bombers 15-1 in the third quarter en route to a 41-37 victory in the final of the Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Basketball Championships Saturday in Creston.The Third quarter was dominated by David Thompson,” Bomber head coach Val Gibson said. “They won that quarter 15-1.” “The Bombers came on to win the fourth quarter by a score of 14 to 5, but, unfortunately, it was too late,” Gibson, assisted throughout the season by former LVR star Sarah Fuhr, added.Senior forward Samantha Einarson had nine points to lead the Bombers while Grade 11 point guard Kyley Mirva added seven.David Thompson earned the right to attend the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Basketball Championships in Kamloops next month.However, The Nelson Daily has learned the Lakers will forfeit the berth meaning the Kootenay will not have representation in the 16-team provincial tournament.Grand Forks Wolves represented the Kootenays in 2011 while LVR won the zone title in 2010.The Bombers opened the three-team tourney by pounding Prince Charles Comets 74-39.Jayden Roch led the Bomber attack with 18 points while Einarson and Mirva chipped in with 16 and 12 points, respectively.last_img read more

Living on in the Comrades spirit

first_imgHayward with a few items of silverware. Hayward, middle, finishes the ComradesMarathon in 1988, aged 79. The great runner published his memoirsin a 1999 book.(Images: Wally Hayward Marathon) MEDIA CONTACTS • Mike Summerfield  Wally Hayward Marathon  +27 82 781 4357 RELATED ARTICLES • Mutola’s girl Caster off to London • Drive to stamp out doping in SA sport • UK sculpture honour for Pistorius • Olympic countdown begins • Team SA gets rhino mascotJanine ErasmusVeteran runner and South African Olympian Wally Hayward was one of the great characters of the sport.Although he never won an Olympic medal, his name became synonymous with endurance running over the course of his 60-year career. Hayward is forever linked with the gruelling Comrades Marathon, one of the world’s toughest long-distance races at around 90 km.Hayward died in 2006 in an old age home, at the venerable age of 97, after a distinguished career on the road and track, and with five Comrades victories to his name.For most of his working life he was a carpenter and draughtsman for the City of Johannesburg, known in those days simply as the Johannesburg municipality.From youngest winner to oldestWhen he ran his first Comrades in 1930, Johannesburg-born Hayward was just 21.He won the race in seven hours and 26 minutes, beating his closest rival by 37 seconds and becoming the youngest winner at the time, but he then decided to focus on shorter distances and it was to be another 20 years, in 1950, before he reeled in his second Comrades win.From 1950 to 1954 he notched up four wins – in 1952 he was unable to run the Comrades, as he was representing South Africa at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.Out of 53 finishers and 66 starters, Hayward came 10th in the Olympic marathon, a fine achievement.He notched up a couple of Comrades records during this short period – he was the first person to finish the race in less than six hours, and in 1954 he was the oldest winner, at 45 years of age.This record stood for half a century, until 2004 when Belarus-born super-athlete Vladimir Kotov, now a South African resident, claimed the title at the age of 46.Hayward ran his last Comrades at the age of 80 in 1989, weakening towards the end and crossing the line just under two minutes before the 12-hour cut off for a medal. The year before, he had returned to the event after a 20-year absence, finishing the race in nine hours and 44 minutes and beating half the field in the process.With his 1989 achievement he set another record as the oldest finisher, and it stands today.In terms of the most wins, South African running legend Bruce Fordyce, who won his last race in 1988, holds the record of nine wins, eight of which were consecutive.Fordyce still runs the race and has completed it 29 times.Remembered todayBetween his Comrades triumphs and short-distance running, Hayward was decorated for his service in World War Two. He also represented South Africa at other international events, including the Empire Games in Sydney in 1938, where he finished third in the six-mile event and fourth in the three-mile race.Hayward ran the prestigious London to Brighton Marathon and the 100 miles of the Bath-to-London route in 1953, breaking the finishing time for both events and establishing a new world record for 50 miles in the former race.The following year he found himself in the middle of controversy when, on discovering that he’d allegedly accepted small donations to cover expenses while in the UK, the South African Athletics and Cycling Association pronounced him a professional and barred him from competing in amateur events – including the Comrades, according to the rules at that time – for the next two decades.By the time the ban was lifted, Hayward had lost interest in running, although he reportedly still waited at the finish of every Comrades to inspire other athletes over the line. He also had the pleasure of awarding the green, or permanent, number to those who finished their 10th race.In 1988, aged 79, Hayward was persuaded to tackle it again and the rest has become running history.Today he is fondly remembered for his accomplishments and is commemorated in the annual Wally Hayward Marathon, launched in 1977.Hayward published his memoirs in 1999 in a book titled Just call me Wally, which was edited by Bill Jamieson.In 2007 the Comrades Marathon Association announced the introduction of the Wally Hayward Medal, which would be given to runners who missed out on a gold medal – which is given only to the first 10 men and women finishers – but yet completed the race in under six hours.“In creating this medal, the association salutes a man who epitomised the spirit of the race and inspired thousands of men and women to run it,” said Dave Dixon, the then association chairman, at the announcement.last_img read more

How to Integrate FCPX Into Logic Pro X

first_imgLogic Pro X is a solid audio solution for editing and mixing your productions. Get the most out of it by integrating Final Cut Pro X.During the development of my last documentary film, I went into the audio mixing sessions with my sound designer noticed that he wasn’t using the industry standard Pro Tools 12. Instead, he was using Logic Pro X. Being a film score composer who had been trained to use Pro Tools, he proceeded to tell me that more and more composers are making the move to either Ableton Live or Logic Pro.What I learned is that Pro Tools still runs around $800, Ableton Live runs $600 for the Intro version, and Logic Pro X is the cheapest route of the three at $200. This seemed to be an incredible value. Now, the built-in instruments aren’t too impressive, as they are essentially what you’ll find in GarageBand. But my sound designer was able to maximize the software’s usability by purchasing add-ons like GeoSonics from SonicCulture, Hans Zimmer Percussion from Spitfire Audio and Strings and Brass from East West.To help you successfully integrate your FCPX audio into Logic Pro X and back again, check out this great video from Dan Allen’s YouTube Channel.If you want a more comprehensive introduction to Logic Pro X, take a look at these extremely useful tutorials from MusicTechHelpGuy.Getting Starting in Logic XHow to Turn on Advanced ToolsWant to know more about film audio? Then check out these articles on PremiumBeat.How to Capture High Quality Audio for Low Budget FilmsAudio Tips for DSLR FilmmakersAudio Tips and Tricks: Removing Echo and ReverbWas this information helpful? What are your thoughts on Logic Pro X? Sound off in the comments below.last_img read more

24 days agoLeicester boss Rodgers: Pereira as good as any fullback in Prem

first_imgLeicester boss Rodgers: Pereira as good as any fullback in Premby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is delighted with the form of Ricardo Pereira.Indeed, he says Pereira is as good as any fullback in the country.“He’s up there with the best fullbacks in the league,” Rodgers said.“I worked with young Trent at Liverpool and he’s been sensational since he has broken into the team.“Kyle [Walker] obviously at Manchester City. He’s certainly a boy who is up there. You see him go forward and he’s so fluent in his running.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

20 days agoMurphy says Spurs must go on spending spree

first_imgMurphy says Spurs must go on spending spreeby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy says they must go on a spending spree.Tottenham will need several new signings if they fail to keep hold of Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen past the current season, according to Murphy.Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure to perform after the damaging 7-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich during the week, which won’t help their cause in offering out new contracts.Murphy told Sporting Bet: “If Tottenham lose Eriksen, Alderweireld and Vertonghen next season, then they’re five or six players off being genuine title contenders.“They’ll have to spend a hell of a lot of money to replace those three players, which will only make them as good as they were.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Arkansas Drops An Awesome Hype Video For Saturday’s Mississippi State Game

first_imgArkansas player getting carried off the field after a big win.YouTube/Arkansas RazorbacksFor the second straight season, the Arkansas Razorbacks have rebounded from a shaky start to the season to go on an impressive SEC West winning streak. Starting with a four-overtime win over Auburn, the Hogs have won four straight, with three victories in division. Two weeks ago, they beat Ole Miss in overtime, and last Saturday, they blew out LSU in Baton Rouge. Underestimating Arkansas would not be wise right now. With this week’s hype video ahead of the Mississippi State game, Arkansas has a message for the opposition: “don’t mess with them bad boys in red.” last_img

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