Innovation Labs introduces Fall Venture Incubation Program cohort

first_imgYou can read about all of the 176 teams here. Read Full Story The Harvard Innovation Labs (HIL) is thrilled to announce the student-founded ventures that will participate in the 2019 Fall Venture Incubation Program.The Harvard Innovation Labs’ primary purpose is to provide experiential education — helping students, faculty, and select alumni explore innovation and entrepreneurship across industries and stages. The 176 teams who are part of the Fall Venture Incubation Program are working to solve problems across industries, and the startup founders come from all 13 Harvard schools — very much in keeping with the university innovation center’s focus on fostering collaboration and connection across the entire Harvard community.Previouscenter_img Nextlast_img read more

Saint Mary’s President addresses freshmen

first_imgOn Thursday, Saint Mary’s President Carol Ann Mooney addressed the Class of 2017 as a part of the Common Experience component of the Cross Currents Program to help young women understand the meaning and importance of their Saint Mary’s education, said Patricia Fleming, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. As a part of Cross Currents Program, the first year students are asking themselves “Why am I here?” and Dr. Mooney can help answer that question, Fleming said. Mooney arrived at Saint Mary’s College 44 years ago, as a first-year herself, and can remember those early days very vividly and how she was very intimidated, coming from a small town, Fleming said.  “Basically, I was a country kid, and when I got here, I thought everybody came from Chicago, Cleveland or New Jersey and they were all wiser and sophisticated and I was not.” Mooney said. Mooney spoke of her first mixer, what could possibly be considered a bit like Domerfest, she said, and had no idea what a mixer was. She was not prepared to meet other people, and did not know how. “I never had such an experience,” Mooney said. “I knew everybody in my town. If I went to a dance, it was the same old people I had known since kindergarten. There was no mixing.”  She said she eventually overcame her shyness, but not after crying out on the island, leaving the mixer three minutes after entering. A junior, who lived down the hall, helped her through her fear of meeting new people, she said. Mooney said her peer told her, “If you can talk to me, you can talk to other people.” She said French was an important part of her education.  She had a strong desire to study abroad in France and attended class five times a week in order to achieve that goal, she said. But after three years of disrupted French in high school, Mooney said she was placed in a class with girls who had taken five or six years of the language.  “I studied French every single night, for hours, convinced I was going to fail and never go to France,” Mooney said.  However, she said her hard work paid off and she spent an entire year in France. However, she said that did not mean she saw her experience in a positive light from the beginning.  With tough French classes and a struggle to adapt to life abroad, Mooney said she learned a lesson. She then shared this lesson with the first-year class: Give it a chance. “Immerse yourself in something.,” Mooney said. “For me it was classwork. I was excited about my classes. I really loved the fact that they challenged me.” Her second piece of advice was a bit simpler: sleep. Mooney said she got all the way through law school without staying up past 11 p.m. “You cannot feel good about anything if you’re so sleep deprived that you don’t know what’s going on,” she said.  Mooney continued her speech laying out three important lessons or experiences she hopes students in the class of 2017 will experience over the next four years at the College.  “I hope you grow in a sense of awe and wonder at the beauty and the complexity of the created world,” Mooney said.  The second lesson Mooney said she hoped students would learn during their experience at Saint Mary’s was empathy for others. “I hope you deepen your understand of what it means to be human and really develop your empathy with other human beings,” Mooney said. “That you have a greater capacity to put yourself in the shoes of another and have empathy for her, for her situation.” Finally, Mooney said she hoped each individual would develop their spiritual life while at College. “Whether you are of a different Christian faith, or you’re Jewish, or Muslim, or Hindu or of no faith tradition at all, I truly believe there will be a hole in your life, a sadness or an emptiness, a hollowness, if we don’t find some sense of purpose that calls you beyond yourself,” Mooney said.  Mooney said every Belle chose Saint Mary’s for a unique reason and she knows this institution will continue to have something to offer to everyone.  “I hope part of the ‘why’ is that we offer you things that are not available everywhere,” Mooney said. “I urge you to take advantage of what we have to offer … I urge you to please plunge into the rich life available here.” Contact Annemarie Loesberg at [email protected]last_img read more

NYMF Honors Tony Winner Casey Nicholaw at 2015 Gala

first_img View Comments The New York Musical Theatre Festival honored Tony winner casey Nicholaw at its 2015 gala on November 15 at the Edison Ballroom. Among the many, many luminaries that came out to support the director/choreographer was Tony winner Beth Leavel, who appeared in (and won her trophy for) The Drowsy Chaperone, which was Nicholaw’s first Broadway directing credit. Nicholaw’s other directing credits include The Book of Mormon, Spamalot, Aladdin and Something Rotten!  Nicholaw was greeted at the event by several of his former stars, including tony winner Victoria Clark (below); the two worked together on the Encores! staging of Follies. Congratulations, Casey!last_img read more

Brain Cure

first_imgA pig’s skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and cures for devastating human neurological diseases. Researchers from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences working in the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center have discovered a process of turning pig induced pluripotent stem cells into induced neural stem cells. Stice, a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has published extensively on the use of human neural progenitors, for which he holds an issued patent and more than 25 publications, specific to this cell type. “After all, the ultimate goal is, of course, to develop treatments for human patients and to conduct further safety and efficacy studies,” Stice said. The results, published in Stem Cells and Development and based on the same process that neural stem cells use to develop in humans, allows the team to better understand degenerative neural diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and ALS. The study, “Pig Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Neural Rosettes Developmentally Mimic Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Neural Differentiation” is available at With this new technology, Stice plans to continue seeking grants from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Disorders and private funding for ALS and Alzheimer’s. Researchers initially thought that the adult brain, through the use of stem cell therapy, was largely untouchable and unable to make new neurons and regenerate. Stice pointed out that past articles published in Nature Biotechnology lay claim to the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration strongly encourages the overall design of regenerative toxicology studies should mimic the proposed clinical trial design as closely as possible. “The current publication lays out characteristics that the stem cells must have in order for them to differentiate toward a neural fate,” Stice said. “Certain markers on these cells suggest that they will have a greater propensity to develop into neural cells.” “For the first time, we really do have an animal blueprint, which mimics that of a human, and could potentially allow us to watch neuro diseases as they develop,” said Steven Stice, RBC director and the project’s principal investigator. “The problem is once you take that (induced pluripotent stem) cell and place it in the brain, it will turn into every cell type possible, and then cause a tumor to form,” said Franklin West, an assistant professor of animal and dairy science in the college and one of the investigators on the project. “So instead, you take that cell and turn it into a neural stem cell first—then the only thing it will ever form are the neural stem cell type.” The beauty behind this technology is the team can now generate millions—literally bucket loads—of cultured neurons. Advancing this technology from bench to clinical investigation has become a reality. “In the past, the problem was not having a good way of testing these cells to see how they would function or work,” Stice said. “Now, because we were able to mimic the same development path in pigs as in humans, it’s no longer a concern.” What the team did was not a simple process. First, they extracted cells from a pig’s skin and reprogrammed them to become induced pluripotent stem cells. Then, with the aid of protein marked technology used for cell identity and characterization, the cells were trained to become neurons. In previous studies, the initial cell groups stopped and started with pig embryonic stem cells, which are harder to source and sometimes differentiate into unwanted cell types, including neurons, liver and even muscle cells. last_img read more

Long Island Press Power List Announced

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Long Island Press proudly announces that it will celebrate the top most influential people in the region with the much-anticipated, 15th annual Power List next month.The special issue of the paper culminates in a must-attend Power List networking event, where local movers and shakers mingle while the honorees are fêted by their powerful peers. Attendees include a who’s who of big names in the local business and political world.Sponsors of the event include Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Canon U.S.A., Northwell Health, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, PSEG Long Island, Cameron Engineering, Adelphi University, Nixon Peabody, Flushing Bank, First Central Savings Bank, Daniel Gale, SVAM International, Lessing’s Hospitality Group, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, Alure Home Improvements, Sterling National Bank, Henry Schein, Islamic Center of Long Island and Sandwire.Join us for a celebration on Thursday, April 12, at the The Mansion at Oyster Bay (formerly Woodlands at Woodbury) from 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit powerlist.longislandpress.comEmceeing the event will be Diane Macedo, anchor of ABC News.Power Listers include:Russell Albanese, CEO of the Albanese Organization, Inc.Terri Alessi-Miceli, President and CEO of HIA-Long IslandEric Alexander, Director of Vision Long IslandLinda Armyn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Bethpage Federal Credit UnionJohn Barres, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville CentreJohn Buran, CEO of Flushing BankErnie Canadeo, CEO and Founder of EGC GroupIsma Chaudhry, President of the Islamic Center of Long IslandKimberly Cline, President of Long Island UniversityAllan Cohen, Office Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody LLPJohn Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop HospitalMichael Dubb, CEO of The Beechwood OrganizationJohn Durso, President of Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW & LI Federation of LaborDaniel Eichhorn, President & CEO of PSEG Long IslandJoe Ficalora, CEO of New York Community BankConor Flynn, CEO of Kimco RealtyPatrick Foye, Chairman of the MTAPeter Goldsmith, chairman of LISTnetLouis Grassi, CEO of Grassi & Co.Wayne Grossé, President & CEO of Bethpage Federal Credit UnionDr. Alan Guerci, CEO of Catholic Health ServicesJenny T. Jorge Peña, Vice President of Operations of Gala FreshAnil Kapoor, President and CEO of SVAM InternationalJack Kopnisky, President and CEO of Sterling National BankJack Kulka, President and Founder of Kulka ConstructionDevin Kulka, CEO of Kulka ConstructionStew Leonard Jr., President & CEO, Stew Leonard’sMark Lessing, Executive Vice President of Lessing’s Hospitality GroupMichael Lessing, President & COO of Lessing’s Hospitality GroupNeela Lockel, CEO of The American Red Cross on Long IslandDr. Steven Mendelsohn, CEO of Zwanger Pesiri RadiologyGrace Monahan, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Henry ScheinKevin O’Connor, CEO of BNB BankWalter Oden, Managing Partner of Oden Development LLCDeidre O’Connell, President and CEO of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International RealtyJoseph Pistilli, Chairman and Founder of First Central Savings Bank and CEO and Founder of Pistilli RealtyDr. Purna Prasad, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Northwell HeatlhChristine Riordan, President of Adelphi UniversityMichael Rosenblut, President and CEO of Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & RehabilitationAnthony Scotto, President & CEO of Scotto Brothers EnterprisesVictor Scotto, Vice President of Scotto Brothers EnterprisesTodd Shapiro, President, Todd Shapiro AssociatesAdam Silvers, Managing Partner of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C.Harry Singh, Chairman, President and CEO of Bolla Management Corp.David Sterling, Founding CEO of SterlingRisk InsurancePaul Sturman, CEO of Nature’s BountyDavid Wolkoff, Heartland Town Square developerJerry Wolkoff, Heartland Town Square developerHoward Zemsky, President and CEO of the Empire State Development Corp.HALL OF FAME PLATINUM MEMBERS:Stanley Bergman, Chairman & CEO of Henry ScheinFred Brewington, Law Offices of Fred BrewingtonJohn Cameron, CEO of Cameron EngineeringMichael Dowling, CEO of Northwell HealthSal Ferro, CEO of Alure Home ImprovementsKatherine Heaviside, President of EPOCH 5 Public RelationsSteve Israel, Chairman of the Global InstituteKevin Law, President and CEO of the Long Island AssociationSeymour Liebman, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel Canon USAGary Melius, owner of Oheka CastleDr. Stuart Rabinowitz, President of Hofstra UniversityScott Rechler, CEO of RXR RealtyTheresa Regnante, President & CEO of United Way-LIDr. Jeff Reynolds, President & CEO of the Family & Children’s AssociationDr. Samuel Stanley, President of Stony Brook UniversityBruce Stillman, Ph.D, President of Cold Spring Harbor LabsCharles Vigliotti, President & CEO of Long Island CompostRobert Zimmerman, Partner, Zimmerman & EdelsonCOMMUNITY LEADERSSteve Bellone, Suffolk County ExecutiveTom Cilmi, Suffolk County Legislative GOP Minority LeaderLaura Curran, Nassau County ExecutiveTom DiNapoli, New York State ComptrollerJohn Flanagan, New York State Senate Majority LeaderLaura Gillen, Hempstead Town SupervisorJay Jacobs, Nassau Democratic Party ChairmanPeter King, 2nd District CongressmanRichard Nicolello, Presiding Officer of the Nassau LegislaturePaul Pontieri, Mayor of PatchogueMadeline Singas, Nassau County District AttorneyRichard Schaffer, Babylon Town Supervisor and Suffolk Democratic ChairTimothy Sini, Suffolk County District AttorneyTom Suozzi, 3rd District Congressmanlast_img read more

Can you trust your lawyer?

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Greetings Folks. I’m on my way to Syracuse where I hope to see some of you shortly and put some of my hard-earned money at risk at Turning Stone but first I wanted to tell you about an interesting takeaway from a New York Bar Association conference on cybersecurity that I attended yesterday.Many credit unions are scrambling so fast to keep up with the latest technology being demanded by those darn millennials and their increasingly savvy parents and grandparents that using vendors often makes good business sense. However, every time you use a technology vendor you are opening up the credit union to potential cyber risks such as the stealing of personally identifiable information.I know you already understand this but I for one never thought about the fact that your lawyer is also a vendor, a vendor that often has access to some of the most intimate information about the credit union’s information. For example, if you’re considering a merger then you’re exposing reams of data about the credit union and probably transporting it over the internet. Let’s say you’ve done a Fair Lending audit and want the results to remain confidential. Chances are your attorney has access to that information. And can you imagine what would happen if all those emails you’ve been exchanging about that potential sexual harassment or discrimination claim falls into the wrong hands. You get my point. continue reading »last_img read more

44th Lumberjack Festival canceled due to virus

first_imgDEPOSIT (WBNG) — The Deposit Lumberjack Festival has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They say insurance would not be able to cover claims if a COVID-19 outbreak occurred. Organizers say they will host “some local” community events in that weekend. Organizers say they’ve been in contact with the Broome County Health Department and insurance companies and decided it was best to cancel the event for 2020. The event was scheduled for July 17 to 19.last_img read more

Indonesia sends condolences to Lebanon following explosions

first_imgAlmost 1,450 Indonesian citizens reside in Lebanon currently, comprising over 200 civilians and 1,234 United Nations peacekeepers in the Garuda Contingent, who will apparently help with the evacuation process after the incident that left at least 100 people dead and nearly 4,000 others injured.Read also: Beirut reels from huge blast, as death toll climbs to at least 100The number is expected to rise as many people are still missing.An Indonesian national, identified only as NNE, was reportedly injured in the explosion but he had safely returned home after getting treatment at a local hospital. Topics : The Indonesian Embassy in Beirut can be reached at +961 70 817 310, reported.Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, used in fertilizer, had been stored for six years at the port without safety measures.Officials did not reveal the cause of the blasts, but a security source and media said it was started by welding work being carried out on a hole in the warehouse.Prime Minister Hassan Diab promised there would be accountability for the blast at the “dangerous warehouse”, adding “those responsible will pay the price”, Reuters reported.center_img The Indonesian government has expressed its deepest condolences to the people of Lebanon and the victims of the deadly twin blasts that shook the port in the capital Beirut on Tuesday afternoon.”Our hearts are with the Lebanese people during this difficult and sorrow-filled time,” the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the Indonesian government would keep monitoring developments in Lebanon after the explosion.The ministry was maintaining close communication with the Indonesian Embassy in Beirut to ensure the safety of all Indonesian citizens in the country.last_img read more

Sofie Formica has gone for a change of scenery

first_imgInside the home bought by Sofie Formica and Scott Wilkie.There are polished timber floors and large banks of glass which overlook garden terraces. The home also has a pool and a fountain. Scott Wilkie and Sofie Formica have a new home at St Lucia.Television personality Sofie Formica and her husband Scott Wilkie have bought themselves a new home at St Lucia.Formica has long been a favourite on Australian TV and is currently a presenter with Channel 7’s The Great South East. Property records reveal they paid $2.325 million for the five-bedroom house in November.The couple sold their home at Chelmer late last year for $2.18 million and are understood to have been renting before buying the new home.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Inside the St Lucia home.The St Lucia house was listed through Ann-Karyn Fraser, Place New Farm.The three-level home is described as “near new’’. It was designed by architect Ross McMillan and has views over the St Lucia Golf Course. last_img read more

Manunda Queenslander’s layout ‘one big living room’

first_img Up and down nature of Cairns real estate Listed for $539,000 with iicon Portfolio Real Estate’s your Queenslander specialist Ken Higgins, the Hamptons-style property has been freshly renovated to feature modern inclusions while retaining elements of its build era. “It’s had renovations right through including fresh paint inside and out,” Mr Higgins said. “The bathroom and kitchen have been updated. They’ve used all quality European appliances and European fittings. And that goes through with all the fans and lighting as well – all good-quality finishes.” This renovated Queenslander at 27 Chaplain Ave, Manunda has an updated bathroom and kitchen featuring quality European appliances. Picture: Red M PhotographyThe renovations also include updates to ensure the home meets cyclone safety standards but the most notable update was the inclusion of a new deck at the rear of the property. “It gives a lovely view over the backyard and is great for alfresco dining and I find people just mainly live on their decks up here 24/7, all through the year,” Mr Higgins said. “They don’t tend to use their dining rooms much if they don’t have to.”Mr Higgins said the layout of the double-storey house was cleverly designed. “It really is built for the tropics with the air flow through the home. “You can open it right up and get cross breezes right through. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago This renovated Queenslander at 27 Chaplain Ave, Manunda opens right up to feel like “one big living room.” Picture: Red M Photography“There’s French doors at the front of the property which just open the whole house up so that the main living area flows out to the front patio. It just feels like one big living room.“The owner’s loved the layout – having verandas at the front and the back. Enjoying coffee in the front veranda in the morning watching the sun come up and then doing dinner on the back deck with the sunset.” Under the house there is a huge storage area, a workshop, an additional room and space for three cars. “It’s a great place for all those things we cannot part with, and need to be secured out of the weather. The room would be ideal for a home office, teenager or guests. “The previous owners loved living in that neighbourhood because around them was all owner-occupied. It’s a really good street and everyone looks after each other, old-school style.”The established garden includes a selection of fruit trees, and tucked in the corner is a garden shed, ideal for storing gardening equipment. The yard is secure, with double opening gates on one side for vehicle access.“It certainly ticks all the boxes, which is pretty hard to find these days where someone can move into a house and not need to do anything,” Mr Higgins said. This renovated Queenslander at 27 Chaplain Ave, Manunda is on a rare, large inner-city block, walking distance to the CBD. Picture: Red M PhotographyOPEN the classic French doors to enter this elegant Queenslander described as “one big living room”. From the layout to the location of this three-bedroom home at 27 Chaplain Ave, Manunda, there is no box unticked when it comes to the lifestyle and liveability this post-war home offers. Built in the ’50s, it is a rare inner-city property sitting on a large 809sq m block and offering the “outer-suburbs feel”, while just minutes from the CBD. This renovated Queenslander at 27 Chaplain Ave, Manunda is on a rare, large inner-city block, walking distance to the CBD. Picture: Red M PhotographyMORE NEWS COVID-19 changing buyer wish listslast_img read more