Announcing 2017-18 Radcliffe Institute Fellows

first_imgA Radcliffe Institute fellowship can propel the career of a junior scientist, foster a year of creativity for a mid-career artist, give a diplomat time to write, and provide an established scientist with a chance to start new research. The more than 50 women and men in the new Radcliffe fellowship class are doing this and more as they pursue work across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.“It is always wonderful to announce our incoming fellows and celebrate the 4 percent of applicants who were accepted,” said Radcliffe Institute Dean Lizabeth Cohen RI ’02, the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies. “But it’s even more exciting when they arrive in the fall and start working on their projects and sharing their ideas with one another and the public.”The fellowship class includes: Cultural historian Robert Darnton (Joy Foundation Fellow), the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard, Emeritus, and the Harvard University Librarian Emeritus, will work on a book about publishers, booksellers, and readers in France from 1769 to 1789.A playwright from Nigeria, Ifeoma Fafunwa (Mary I. Bunting Institute Fellow), who was a visiting scholar at Radcliffe last spring and presented the play “Hear Word!” in partnership with the American Repertory Theater and the Harvard University Center for African Studies, will be returning to work on a new play: “Who The Hell Would Choose to be LGBT and Nigerian!?”Shafi Goldwasser (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow), who won a Turing Award for her work on cryptography, is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a professor of computer science and applied mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Goldwasser will focus on applying cryptography to advance scientific discovery.One of many international fellows, Thomas Lenormand (Hrdy Fellow) will be coming from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique to work on the role of gene regulation in adaptation and will synthesize new ideas for evolutionary theory and contribute to the unification of life sciences.The legal scholar Martha Minow, who is concluding her service as the Morgan and Helen Chu Dean of the Harvard Law School, will be returning to her core area of scholarship — social justice and the law — with a fellowship project about child soldiers, sovereign and consumer debt, and forgiveness in law.Samantha Power (Perrin Moorhead Grayson and Bruns Grayson Fellow) is an author and diplomat who most recently served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She has joined the faculty at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School. During her Radcliffe fellowship, she will work on a book about her years in public service.Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson (Walter Jackson Bate Fellow), acclaimed for the novels “Housekeeping” (1980), “Gilead” (2004), “Home” (2008), and “Lila” (2014), will spend her year working on a series of lectures that will become a book about the Old Testament.Chad Williams (Evelyn Green Davis Fellow), an associate professor and chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University, will be part of the institute’s research initiative on citizenship. His focus will be on a work by W.E.B. Du Bois about black participation in World War I.Patricia J. Williams (Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellow), a law professor at Columbia University and columnist for the Nation, will work on “Gathering the Ghosts,” a book about race and American family life. She will use collections at Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library, including a collection of her own family’s archive of letters and photographs that she donated.The full list of fellows is online: www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellows2017.last_img read more

MOL-Karpowership to bring LNG-to-Powership to Mozambique

first_imgMitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Karpower International, a unit of the Turkish Karadeniz Holding, have agreed to jointly carry out the first LNG-to-Powership project under the co-brand Karmol in Mozambique.For this purpose, the two companies will jointly own and operate an FSRU and a Powership, MOL said in its statement, noting that the pair have already introduced the concept of LNG-to-Powership solution outlining the Mozambique project.This LNG-to-Powership project consists of the collaborative operations of the FSRU to deliver regasified LNG and the Powership to receive regasified LNG in order to produce electricity, which is subsequently provided to Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), the Mozambican National Power Utility, through the electricity connection and transmission facility.The FSRU is now being converted from an existing LNG carrier, while the Powership is currently operating with heavy fuel oil in Nacala, but in accordance with the prior arrangement with EDM, it will be switched to operation with LNG after the FSRU delivery.In the past years, Mozambique has seen rapid economic growth, which in order to sustain requires the increased supply of stable and affordable supply of electricity.Karmol’s LNG-to-Powership solution with power generation capacity of 120 MW will create the supply of electricity for the people of Mozambique and, provide critical infrastructure for the use of LNG within Mozambican territory.When completed, the project will be the first LNG -to Power solution and FSRU project in Eastern and Southern Africa.MOL and Karpowership intend to continue to jointly develop LNG-to-Powership projects all over the world.last_img read more

Shikhar Dhawan Motivated, Want To Keep Him Back: Virat Kohli

first_imgNottingham: India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said injured opener Shikhar Dhawan is motivated and the team is hopeful he recovers in time to be part of their World Cup campaign again.Shikhar Dhawan suffered the injury after being hit by a Pat Cummins’ delivery during his 109-ball 117 knock against Australia. Pant, who was initially ignored for Dinesh Karthik when the 15-member squad was picked, has been named as his standby and is expected to fly in to England as cover.”Shikhar will be in a plaster for a couple of weeks, we’ll assess and see. Hopefully he’ll be available for the later half and the semi-finals. He’s motivated, we wanted to keep him back,” Kohli said after the tie against the Kiwis was called off.India next take on arch-rival Pakistan which is always a big-ticket clash on Sunday.”For Sunday, we know we’re there when it comes to the mindset…just about going out there and having a game plan, executing it. As soon as you enter the field, it’s calm and relaxed. The atmosphere from the outside, for the first time, it’s a bit intimidating, but we’ll look to execute well,” said Kohli.”It’s been competitive for years, it’s a marquee event all over the world, honour to be a part of the big game. Brings out the best in all of us,” Kohli said.The no result meant New Zealand (7 points) stay on top while India (5 points) edge ahead of England (4 points) to the third spot with Australia (6 points) staying second. The Kiwis are yet to lose a game with three wins before this, while Virat Kohli and Co. have beaten South Africa and Australia to start their campaign on a high. IANS Also Read:We Will Wait on Shikhar Dhawan, Rahul To Open: Sanjay Bangarlast_img read more

Anamakee Bay IPA, the beer that keeps on giving

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Some adults enjoy a good beer, especially, a beer that keeps on giving.It’s the debut of Anamakee Bay IPA. Anamakee translates to the Chippewa word ‘thunder.’ Ed and Audra Smith, Jackie Krawczak, Krista Morrow, and Lora Greene helped create this new adult beverage.“The folks here that made the beer picked a great name,” said Latitudes Tavern owner Jeff Kowalski. “Anamakee Bay IPA has a lot of history here in this area.”The five bid on the experience to brew their own beer at a United Way auction event. Huron Distributors donated the item for folks to bid on. The group of five submitted the winning bid for $1,000 which was donated to the United Way.They came up with a malt-forward, orange citrus, and zesty tasting IPA with an alcohol content of 6.7%.“I didn’t have expectations,” said Jackie Krawczak. “I just wanted it to be good, and it’s really good, so I think it will go over pretty well.”This beer is one that keeps on giving. Latitude’s owner Jeff Kowalski is allowing one dollar for every pint sold to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena.“I’ve gone down to the Boys & Girls Club and seen the activities and lunches, and they definitely do a great job,” said Audra Smith. “It’s good to know that they’re going to have funding to continue that.The goal is to have fun while creating fun while drinking responsibility. Head to Latitudes Tavern at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night to try it out.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Anamakee Bay IPA, auction, Beer, Brewing, Huron Distributors, IPA, Latitudes Tavern, United Way of Northeast MichiganContinue ReadingPrevious APS reminds students and parents of early college pre-enrollment deadlineNext Northeast Michigan residents take a freezing plunge to raise funds for the Special Olympicslast_img read more

Blue Jays call up Bo Bichette, son of Dante Bichette, after huge roster moves

first_imgBo Bichette is indeed coming up to join #BlueJays, per source.— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) July 28, 2019Bichette, 21, is the son of former big leaguer Dante Bichette, who was an outfielder most notably as part of the Rockies’ “Blake Street Bombers” but also the Angels, Brewers, Reds and Red Sox.Interestingly, the younger Bichette joins a Blue Jays roster that also has Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio, who are the sons of former MLB players Vladimir Guerrero and Craig Biggio. Related News It seems like a new MLB generation is coming together in Toronto.After the Blue Jays announced they traded pitcher Marcus Stroman to the Mets for top prospects and infielder Eric Sogard to the Rays, they called up infielder Bo Bichette, according to Sportsnet, which cited an unidentified source. “Growing up with the game and having that major-league taste around players, you become driven and usually have more confidence than others who have not been around that atmosphere,” a unidentified former player who is now a scout told CBS Sports. In 55 games for Triple-A Buffalo, Bichette hit .277/.336/.477 with 16 doubles, two triples, eight homers, 32 RBIs, 34 runs and 15 steals. While he has played mostly shortstop in the minors, he has played second base, as well. Bichette missed six weeks earlier in the summer after his hand was broken when he was hit by a pitch, but he has been back in the Bisons lineup for a few weeks now.”With his injury, he may start a little slow,” a scout said. “His high leg kick (while batting) will have to be altered versus major-league pitching, but he’s athletic enough to make adjustments.” Mets trade rumors: New York still looking to move Zack Wheeler, Jason Vargas after acquiring Marcus Stroman MLB trade news: Blue Jays send Marcus Stroman to Mets Marcus Stroman addresses trade from Blue Jays to Mets: ‘Crazy excited for this part of my journey’last_img read more

LeBron gets first win in LA as Lakers beat Kings

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Brandon Ingram missed two free throws with 10 seconds left, but Kyle Kuzma tipped in the second miss to give the Lakers a 126-123 lead. Wenyen Gabriel had a good look at a tying 3-pointer but it hit the front of the rim.Ingram finished with 31 points, 11 from the free throw line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDe’Aaron Fox scored all of his 18 points in the first half, going 4 of 6 from 3-point range for Sacramento. Second overall pick Marvin Bagley III had 19 points and 10 rebounds.KINGS: Buddy Hield added 16 points with four of Sacramento’s 13 3-pointers. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title NCAA: Mapua downs EAC, snaps three-game skid MOST READ LATEST STORIES LAKERS: Lonzo Ball missed his third straight game and Rajon Rondo also didn’t play, leaving a starting backcourt of Ingram and Josh Hart. … Michael Beasley left the game after 20 scoreless minutes with a right rib contusion. … The Lakers held their first LGBT Pride Night, presenting the “Laces of Unity” award before the game to former NBA player Jason Collins. Jeanie Buss, the Lakers’ controlling owner and president, dyed her hair multiple colors in support of the occasion.UP NEXT: Sacramento (1-1) plays Golden State on Friday at Key Arena for the first game played in Seattle in a decade. The Lakers (1-2) take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.PACERS 110, ROCKETS 100Victor Oladipo made four 3-pointers and scored 24 points, Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Indiana beat Houston in its preseason opener.TJ Leaf, starting in place of Thaddeus Young, had 13 points and 12 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Reigning NBA MVP James Harden had 17 points and 10 assists in Houston’s first home game. Carmelo Anthony added 16 points.Indiana went into halftime with some momentum after Leaf blocked Chris Paul’s 3-pointer and Oladipo banked in a 3-pointer just before the buzzer for a 54-48 lead. The Pacers also beat the third-quarter buzzer when Bojan Bogdanovic took an inbounds pass with 0.7 seconds left and sank a 3-pointer for an 83-82 lead.PACERS: Young (11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds) is one of five returning starters from a 48-win team that took the eventual Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers to seven games in the first round of the playoffs. … Newcomer Doug McDermott scored two points in a team-high 36 minutes and second-year guard Edmond Sumner had 13 points in 19 minutes. … All four of Indiana’s preseason games, played every other day, will be on the road.ROCKETS: Michael Carter-Williams scored 15 points, with several dunks, and pulled Houston to 106-100 with 1:11 left but Indiana made four straight free throws to seal it. … Paul had six points, four rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes. … Houston was 15 of 40 from 3-point range, led by Anthony’s four makes.UP NEXT: Indiana (1-0) plays at Memphis on Saturday. Houston (1-1) plays at San Antonio on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, celebrates with Lance Stephenson after a dunk by Johnathan Williams during the second half of the team’s NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)LeBron James is a winner for the first time as a Laker.James scored 18 points in a back-and-forth first half before resting in the second half, watching his teammates pull out a 128-123 preseason victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more