New Overseers, Alumni Association directors elected

first_imgFive alumni have been elected as new members of Harvard University’s Board of Overseers and six as directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA).The new Overseers, whose terms will extend through Commencement 2026, are:Raphael William Bostic ’87, magna cum laudePh.D. ’95, Stanford UniversityPresident and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of AtlantaDecatur, Ga.Margaret “Midge” Purce ’17Professional soccer player, Sky Blue FC and U.S. Women’s National Soccer TeamSilver Spring, Md.Thea Sebastian ’08, J.D. ’16M.Sc. ’11, University of OxfordEd.M. ’13, Hunter CollegePolicy counsel, Civil Rights CorpsWashington, D.C.Tracy K. Smith ’94, cum laudeM.F.A. ’97, Columbia UniversityRoger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of the Humanities and chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University; 22nd poet laureate of the United StatesPrinceton, N.J.Jayson Toweh, S.M. ’19B.S. ’17, cum laude, University of MichiganProgram analyst, Environmental Protection Agency AtlantaThere were 13 candidates in this year’s Overseers election. Eight were nominated by an alumni nominating committee whose 13 voting members are appointed by the Harvard Alumni Association executive committee. The other five qualified for the ballot by petition, having obtained the required number of signatures from eligible voters. Harvard degree holders cast a total of 43,531 ballots in the Overseers election.“All of us on the Board welcome this year’s new Overseers,” said R. Martin Chávez ’85, S.M. ’85, president of the Board of Overseers. “These are extraordinary times, posing extraordinary challenges, and the Board will do all we can to help Harvard navigate them as thoughtfully as possible, always with an overriding concern for the best interests of the University and how it can best serve the world.”The Board of Overseers is one of Harvard’s two governing boards, along with the President and Fellows, also known as the Corporation. As a central part of its work, the Board directs the visitation process, the primary means for periodic external assessment of Harvard’s Schools and departments. Through its array of standing committees, and the roughly 50 visiting committees that report to them, the Board probes the quality of Harvard’s programs and assures that the University remains true to its charter as a place of learning. More generally, drawing on its members’ diverse experience and expertise, the Board provides counsel to the University’s leadership on priorities, plans, and strategic initiatives. The Board also has the power of consent to certain actions, such as the election of Corporation members.The current membership of the Board of Overseers is listed here. Profiles of several current Overseers appear here.The newly elected HAA directors are:Santiago Creuheras, A.L.M. ’00, A.L.M. ’01B.S. ’97, summa cum laude, Universidad de las Américas-PueblaM.St. ’14, with distinction, University of CambridgeSenior consultant on sustainable infrastructure and energy, Inter-American Development BankMexico City, Mexico Kelsey Trey Leonard ’10M.Sc. ’11, University of OxfordJ.D. ’15, Duquesne UniversityPh.D. ’19, McMaster UniversityBanting Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster UniversityHamilton, Ontario, CanadaMichael D. Lewis ’93Strategic technology adviser, iCorps TechnologiesCambridge, Mass.Mallika J. Marshall ’92, cum laudeM.D. ’96, UCSF School of MedicineMedical reporter, CBS Boston; physician, Massachusetts General HospitalWeston, Mass.Benjamin D. Wei ’08CEO, Nova InviteNew York, N.Y.Joyce Y. Zhang ’09M.P.A. ’15, Princeton UniversityM.B.A. ’15, Stanford UniversityCEO, Alariss GlobalSan FranciscoThe new HAA directors were each elected for three-year terms. They were chosen from a slate of nine candidates, nominated by the same HAA committee that nominates candidates for Overseers. Harvard degree holders cast 45,299 ballots in the HAA directors’ election.The HAA Board of Directors is an advisory board that actively works to support Harvard alumni volunteers working on behalf of the HAA. The Board’s main work focuses on developing volunteer leadership and increasing and deepening alumni engagement through an array of programs that support alumni communities worldwide. In recent years, the board’s priorities have been strengthening outreach to recent graduates; connection to graduate school students and alumni; public and community service; and alumni access to intellectual content.“As Harvard’s global alumni community continues to evolve and seek out new ways to engage with each other and with the wider world, the HAA increasingly relies on the diligence, dedication, and creative insights of our elected directors,” said John West, M.B A. ’95, the association’s president. “Joining the HAA Board of Directors as a volunteer means working hard to ensure all our alumni have robust and meaningful opportunities to connect — and support — each other, to learn from one another across perspectives, and to make a difference in their communities and as ambassadors of Harvard wherever they do good in the world.”This year’s elections took place from July 1 through Aug. 18, following the governing boards’ decision to postpone the elections in light of uncertainty and disruption related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The elections ordinarily take place in the spring, with results announced on Commencement Day.last_img read more

Audra McDonald Makes Tony History with Lady Day Win

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Star Files Five-time Tony winner no more! Audra McDonald made history tonight in two ways when she took home her sixth Tony Award for her performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Not only has she become the first person to win in all four performance categories, but she has also broken the record for the most Tony Awards won by a performer.McDonald beats a record that she held with fellow winners Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris (Harris also received a Lifetime Achievement Special Tony in 2002). While McDonald is the first to win in all four performance categories, four other performers have been nominated in each category: Lansbury, Jan Maxwell, Boyd Gaines and Raul Esparza.As previously reported, there was much speculation over whether or not Lady Day would even be deemed a play by the Tony Administration Committee. Both the Outer Critics Circle and Drama League put the show in the musical category this season.McDonald has previously won Tony Awards for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime, Master Class and Carousel. Her additional Broadway credits include 110 in the Shade, Henry IV Marie Christine, and The Secret Garden. On screen, McDonald has appeared in Private Practice, Annie and Wit.Congratulations, Ms. McDonald! We can’t wait to hear which random place you’ll store this trophy in Eggfartopia. View Comments Audra McDonald Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grilllast_img read more

Jeffrey Ferland Opens Graphic Design Studio in Burlington

first_img[Burlington, Vermont] After eight years in Boston, graphic designer Jeffrey Ferland has returned to Vermont and opened his own studio in Burlington, called Ferland Design. Ferland specializes in the full suite of communications materials, including brochures, advertisements, direct mail, Web sites, branding, and packaging.Located at 113 Church Street, on the 2nd-floor studio, Ferlands clients represent a wide range of industries. His Vermont clients include Armistead Caregiver Services, Duncan Wisniewski Architecture, Kerr Advertising, the Family Center of Washington County, the Vermont Homeownership Initiative, and Alderson Environmental. His Boston clients include Merrimac Mutual Funds and AMW Marketing. Hes also working with NCSI Inc. of Columbia, Maryland.Born in St. Johnsbury, Ferland worked in the Burlington area after graduating from Lyndon State College with a BS in business. He joined the design studio of Deborah Kehoe for five years before moving to Boston, where he worked at Stuart Monderer Design and Capers Cleveland Design. His Boston clients included Fidelity Investments, Thompson Financial, and Tech Central.He returned to Vermont in January to be closer to family and friends, and to start a business of his own.Ferlands Web address is is external) and he can be reached at802-859-1800 or [email protected](link sends e-mail).-end-last_img read more

Bristol Alliance looking good for Broadmead

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Ramboll wins FEED study for new Barents Sea pipeline

first_imgEngineering consulting firm Ramboll will carry out a FEED study for the pipelines connecting Statoil’s Askeladd and Snøhvit fields in the Barents Sea.With no surface installations and recoverable reserves estimated at 193 billion cubic meters, the Snøhvit field brings natural gas to land for liquefaction and export.The Snøhvit development consists of the Snøhvit and Albatross fields that are already producing. The Askeladd field is the third discovery part of the Snøhvit development, which will be contributing to maintaining a full capacity utilization at Melkøya LNG plant, outside the Norwegian city of Hammerfest.According to Ramboll, the Askeladd and Snøhvit pipeline will have a total length of 185 kilometers and it will be a world record for the longest subsea to shore tie-back distance.Henrik Juhl, senior director of offshore pipelines, subsea, and jackets, said: “This project is in perfect alignment with our objectives of leveraging our services within pipelines and growing our international portfolio.”Kristoffer Bergholt, head of offshore pipelines department, added: “We are very excited to work with Statoil once again which is a great opportunity to reconfirm our ties after the strong collaboration on the Polarled and Gina Krog projects. Our scope of work is comprehensive and includes a FEED study, as well as umbilical routing installation, protection and tie-in design.”Ramboll has previously collaborated with Statoil on several projects including Polarled, the first subsea pipeline to take the Norwegian gas infrastructure across the Arctic circle, opening a new gas highway from the Norwegian Sea to Europe.In related news, Ramboll was appointed in mid-May by the North Oil Company (NOC) to carry out a pre-FEED study for three new wellhead platforms at the gigantic Al-Shaheen field in the Arabian Gulf off Qatar.last_img read more

For Sophie, Rachel and Dahlia: They are our children too

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 45 Views   4 comments Share Sophie and Rachel VigilantNow what does that say about the justice system?What about justice for our children?Who really looks out for them?Nobody cares for the innocent!So sad, so sad are the stories,No one seems to bother or worry,Rachel, Sophie and now Dahlia.Lonely tears that no one sees,Silent cries that no one hearsIsn’t it strange coincidence?That while one mother walks out of courtAnother cries her heart outThat’s just too strange,I felt compelled to shout out!Scream out for them as they rest and wait,Wondering why the world has sealed their fate?Pondering what they did to deserve their death?Their bodies may be gone but their souls aren’t at rest.I see them too, on their knees prayingHoping that they can protect the next victim.The next fatality from our reckless behavior,Who will be their savior?When all is said and doneI don’t hate the mother or driver,I just feel for the children.By: Delroy Williamscenter_img Share LocalNews For Sophie, Rachel and Dahlia: They are our children too by: – January 21, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

NegOcc reports 3rd suspected nCoV case

first_imgFamiliaran, meanwhile, said he ishoping the number of PUIs for nCoV will no longer climb. BACOLOD City – The City Health Officehere urged the public to disclose travel information and report to healthauthorities if they have signs and symptoms associated with the novelcoronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV). Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, who alsochairs the task force, said the three patients include 43-year-old Canadiannational; a 12-year-old Filipino boy who traveled previously from Macau andHong Kong; and a 58-year-old Filipina overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who alsorecently arrived from Hong Kong. The vice mayor urged the public not topanic, and advised OFWs who have recently arrived home to coordinate with theirlocal barangay. The three are on quarantine at theCorazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH).center_img Familiaran also confirmed that samplesfrom all three patients have been taken and they are waiting for the resultsfrom the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, which should be releasedanytime this week./PN Dr. Grace Tan, spokesperson of thecity’s inter-agency task force against the virus, made this call after thenumber of patients under investigation (PUIs) for suspected 2019-nCoV infectionhas increased to three. Information also obtained by membersof the media report that the Canadian national first sought treatment at aprivate hospital in this city, but was later referred to the CLMMRH.last_img read more

Win prizes in “S’mores in the Outdoors” social media game

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana’s state parks have a sweet deal for people who love s’mores, the iconic campfire treat. Facebook and Twitter followers of the DNR Division of State Parks can participate in the 2018 S’mores in the Outdoors Contest for a chance to win prizes, including an annual entrance pass for 2018, state park inns gift cards, Outdoor Indiana magazine subscriptions, camping gift cards and s’more kits for fall camping.Each day in August, parks staff will post a photo on Facebook and Twitter of a s’more “visiting” iconic features of Indiana State Parks. Participants who correctly identify which park each s’more is visiting on each day and write those answers on a game card will be entered in a drawing for prizes.The game card – essentially a calendar of August – is available for download here. It can also be printed from the Indiana State Parks Facebook page.The Twitter page is here.Completed game cards must be emailed to [email protected] or postmarked by Sept. 12 to be eligible for prizes. The address for mailing is listed on the game card. More information on S’mores in the Outdoors and other s’more related activities at Indiana state parks is online here.last_img read more

Senior makes place on gridiron

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoThe Germanic roots evoke a sense of ruggedness and workmanship to all those who hear his name spoken. They befittingly translate to “Place Maker,” which is exactly what senior safety Joe Stellmacher has done this season; he has made the secondary his place, and not that of the opposing team’s wide receivers.For Stellmacher, the journey to where he is now — starting for one of the best football teams in the nation — has been a long road.”Ever since I was a little boy, probably seven or eight, all I’ve wanted to do was play football for the Badgers. It all started [at] the first game I ever went to with my dad.”But now, Stellmacher has made his place. Heading into Wisconsin’s season finale against Buffalo Saturday, the safety is tied for the team lead in tackles this year with 76, and his solid play and remarkable work ethic over the years have definitely earned him high marks with the UW coaches.”He’s one of the most smart, unselfish, team-oriented football players you’ll ever be around,” defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks said. “But he’s not just a good football player, he’s trustworthy, a good student and a guy you wouldn’t mind bringing your kids around.”While Stellmacher has a relatively quiet demeanor, he brings his lunchbox with him to work every day.”He’s a student of the game,” Cooks said. “He might not be the most athletically gifted player on the field. He might not have the fastest 40 or highest vertical, but he makes up for it through hard work and by playing smart football.”Even when Wisconsin’s defense left Iowa’s Tony Moeaki wide open for a touchdown last Saturday, Cooks said Stellmacher was still playing smart football.”Joe recognized it immediately and tried to get the other player over to correct the problem,” Cooks said. “Even though he didn’t call timeout, he visibly thought about calling timeout; most players wouldn’t even think twice about it.”It goes to show what type of player he is and how thorough his knowledge of the game is.”Stellmacher later made up for the botched play by laying a big lick on Moeaki, ending a Hawkeyes drive at a crucial point in the tight game.”As a safety, it’s not very often you get a chance like that to hit someone so, to say the least, I was pretty excited,” Stellmacher said.Coached by his father in high school, Stellmacher learned early on what it took to excel in football.”I’m able to keep up with the faster guys out there, because I have the ability to anticipate, and the only place you can get that is through hard work off the field,” Stellmacher said.And Stellmacher has continued to study the game at Wisconsin.”He’s in here three or four extra times a week studying tapes and the defensive schemes so he’ll be able to perform on game day,” Cooks said.While Stellmacher is certainly a student of the game, he’s made his place in the classroom as well.For the Academic All-Big Ten selection and kinesiology major, juggling both football and school has been tough, but he knows his chance to relax will come after putting in his hard work.”It’s all about time management,” Stellmacher said. “I learned that from my father in high school — you’ve got to be able to effectively manage your time over the course of the day and not let it go to waste.”I’ll have time in the offseason to get off my feet, watch TV or go fishing and play golf, but right now, I have one thing on my mind.”And that one thing is winning each and every weekend, staying true to the “1-0″ philosophy.Stellmacher’s career has spanned both the end of the Barry Alvarez era and the dawn of the Bret Bielema era, but he insists there have not been many significant changes between the two administrations in terms of the age-old mantra.”Most of the schemes are the same or similar,” Stellmacher said. “The only real difference is the personality of the new coaches, [and] they are definitely rubbing off onto us.”As Stellmacher prepares to don the cardinal and white pads and helmet for the last time in front of Camp Randall Saturday, there’s no doubting he has made his place, as the name on his jersey would imply.last_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Rhode Island

first_img Published on November 11, 2016 at 2:40 am Contact Matt: [email protected] Fresh off a 30-8 record and national championship appearance last season, the No. 14 Syracuse Orange will kick off its 2016-2017 campaign Friday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, facing off against Rhode Island at 3 p.m.The Orange returns starters Alexis Peterson, Brittney Sykes, Briana Day and Isabella Slim, and the familiar faces will be flanked by freshman Gabby Cooper, the first freshman to start for SU since Peterson in 2014.URI returns junior guard Charise Wilson, who led last year’s team in points, field goals, 3-pointers, assists, steals and minutes per game.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 7-2Last time they met: The Orange skirted past the Rams, 57-54, in the 2015 season opener in Kingston, R.I. on Nov. 13 of last year. After an uncharacteristically slow start, SU was forced to brace itself with a fourth-quarter rally to avoid getting upset.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange was down 46-41 heading into the final 10 minutes of the game, until Day stepped up and helped carry SU to victory. Day scored six points in the final quarter to preserve the victory for SU, finishing with 14 on the night and nine rebounds. Skykes had her worst game of the season, scoring just two points in the narrow victory.How Syracuse beats Rhode Island: The Orange is undoubtedly the better team in this matchup, and SU head coach Quentin Hillsman’s squad should have no problem topping the Rams. But as Hillsman saw last year, Friday’s opener could be anything but a walk in the park.To spell early victory Friday, SU must come out guns blazing and hit its shots. The Orange crumbled last season in games where it couldn’t convert the 3-point ball, and Hillsman has already talked about how heavily his team will rely on 3-pointers this season. As long as the Orange is able to make its shots and play the kind of fast paced, high-scoring game that many expect it has the capability to, the contest should be decided before the fourth quarter even starts.The one x-factor for the Rams is Wilson, who will be in her second straight season as URI’s No. 1 threat. After leading the team in nearly every offensive statistic last year, the Orange will have to stop the crafty Wilson if it wants to beat URI. In last season’s nail-biter, Wilson racked up 26 points, eight rebounds and four steals.If Hillsman’s Orange don’t mark Wilson tightly on Friday afternoon, the Orange’s 2016-2017 campaign could get off to a rocky start.Stat to know: 999 — URI’s Wilson ended last season with 999 career points, and is set to become Rhode Island’s 21st 1,000-point scorer with her first basket Friday afternoon.Player to watch: Charise Wilson, guard, No.3The entire Rams offense runs through Wilson. The Orange plays a frenetic brand of defense that forced Wilson into eight turnovers in last year’s game, and it’ll be key for Syracuse to try and and force those turnovers and limit her scoring this year. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more