Education and outreach by the Antarctic TreatyParties, Observers and Experts under theframework of the Antarctic Treaty ConsultativeMeetings

first_imgThe development of formal discourse about education and outreach within the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings (ATCM), and the influence of major international activities in this field, are described. This study reflects on the ATCM Parties’ approach to implementing the ambition of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty Article 6.1.a, to promote the educational value of Antarctica and its environment, and examines the role of workshops and expert groups within the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes. These early initiatives, which emerged in the 1990s, were a prelude to the development and implementation of a large number of International Polar Year (IPY) education and outreach programmes. The establishment of an Antarctic Treaty System Intersessional Contact Group, and an online forum on education and outreach during the 2015 ATCM in Bulgaria, is a legacy of IPY and is the next step in fostering collaboration to engage people around the world in the importance and relevance of Antarctica to our daily lives.last_img read more

Utah Baseball’s Oliver Dunn Selected By Yankees In 11th Round of MLB Draft

first_imgJune 5, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball’s Oliver Dunn Selected By Yankees In 11th Round of MLB Draft Brad James Written by Tags: 2019 MLB Draft/Collegiate Baseball/New York Yankees/Oliver Dunn/Steve Rudanovich FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSEACAUCUS, N.J.-Wednesday morning, as the third and final day of the 2019 MLB Draft ensued, Utah baseball standout junior infielder Oliver Dunn was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 11th round.The durable Dunn started all 49 games for the Utes this season, batting .366 and led Utah in 11 offensive categories. This includes his 71 hits, 45 runs scored, 22 doubles, four triples and 110 total bases. Dunn also led the Utes in walks.Tucson, Ariz.-based Collegiate Baseball named him as a third-team All-American as well as to the all-Pac-12 team.Although the Utes suffered through a disappointing 16-33 season, this commemorates the eighth straight season they have had at least one player drafted.Dunn is also the second all-time Utah baseball player to be drafted by the Yankees. The first was Steve Rudanovich in 1965.last_img read more

Utah State Football Announces New 2020 Football Schedule

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Thursday, Utah State football confirmed its schedule which will consist entirely of games against fellow Mountain West Conference foes.While the preliminary schedule is still subject to approval from the Utah State Department of Health, Utah State University and the Bear River Health Department of Logan, it is slated to commence October 24 at Boise State.The Aggies will then host San Diego State October 31. November 7, Utah State visits Nevada after which the Aggies will host Fresno State November 14.November 21, Utah State visits Wyoming and the Aggies will host New Mexico November 28 and Air Force December 5. The December 5 game against the Falcons will be Senior Day for the Aggies as it will be the final home game of the season.Utah State is to conclude the regular season December 12 at Fort Collins, Colo. against the Colorado State Rams.The Mountain West championship game is slated for December 19.The Aggies are 5-19 (.208) all-time against Boise State. They are 2-12 (.167) against San Diego State all-time and 7-18 (.280) against Nevada all-time.Furthermore, Utah State is 13-17-1 (.435) against Fresno State all-time and 40-26-4  (.600) against Wyoming. The Cowboys are the rare fellow Mountain West foe that the Aggies have a winning record against.Utah State is tied 13-13 (.500) all-time against New Mexico and 3-5 (.375) all-time against Air Force.In conclusion, the Aggies trail Colorado State 35-39-2 (.526) all-time. Written by October 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football Announces New 2020 Football Schedule Tags: Utah State Football Brad Jameslast_img read more

Russia Creates New Conventional Submarine

first_img View post tag: New View post tag: Conventional View post tag: News by topic Russia Creates New Conventional Submarine View post tag: submarine March 21, 2011 Equipment & technology View post tag: Navalcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia Creates New Conventional Submarine View post tag: creates Share this article View post tag: Russia View post tag: Navy Russia is creating a new conventional submarine, which will be equipped with a unique engine that will enable the vehicle to compete with nu…(ruvr)[mappress]Source: ruvr,March 21, 2011;last_img read more

Image Gallery: Whale Spotted Off the Beach in Ocean City

first_imgOcean City’s Daniel Maimone captured these images of a whale surfacing near the beach in Ocean City on Saturday and Sunday.A humpback whale close to the beach at 56th Street on Sunday. Credit: Daniel Maimone“They were feeding really close to the shore today,” Maimone said on Saturday. “These shots were taken from 46th Street to Corson’s Inlet.”The whale is likely a humpback — a species not uncommon to New Jersey waters, but rarely seen so close to shore.Maimone said there possibly could have been two whales and that they were not in distress. He said they were back at the same spot on Sunday morning. The whale or whales were probably feeding on bait fish close to the shore.John Cahoon, whose family owns property at the south end, captured this video at 54th Street on Sunday: Monday morning, fishermen were following a flock of gulls feeding on bait fish, but there was no sign at that time of whales. A whale surfaces off the beach at 56th Street in Ocean City, NJ, at sunset on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015.  Credit: Daniel Maimone A whale surfaces off the beach at the southern end of Ocean City on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Credit: Daniel Maimonelast_img read more

What’s new?

first_imgWhatever you want, if tailor-made horizontal flow-wrapping machines and automatic feeding systems are your thing.I like my tailoring bespokeThen SynchroPACK/SynchroFEED would be the company for you. They manufacture a complete range of modular and fully electronic flow-wrapping systems and feeding and handling systems to integrate process equipment with the flow-wrapper.I like to go with the flowThen SynchroPACK offers three principal ranges: top film reel holders, for regular products; bottom film reel holders, for irregular and/or fragile products; and top and bottom film reel holders, for four-side sealed packs and strings for thin products.Feed me firstThey can do that with: row distribution systems, suitable for handling all those oven-baked products produced in rows; high-speed biscuit and wafer handling systems, to convey, accumulate, group, collate and feed all types of biscuits, or wafers either on ’flat’ or ’on-edge’ packaging presentations; systems suitable for very delicate products that cannot withstand any pressure; ones for uniform product arrival and for products that can withstand sustained pressure; and systems for poorly ordered or random product arrival.www.synchropack.comlast_img read more

Fundraising ball raises over £280k for GroceryAid

first_imgSeven hundred people from across the whole of the grocery industry gathered at the Hilton on Park Lane for the annual Diamond Ball last week. Attended by key industry figures, a diamond draw took place and raised over £10,500, with one lucky guest winning a diamond necklace worth nearly £4,000.To celebrate the 2016 UEFA European Championships, an auction for four match tickets to England versus Wales also took place, and raised £10,000.The money raised will enable the GroceryAid charity to look after at least 187 beneficiaries within the year, both financially and in terms of practical support.Last month, GroceryAid announced that Asda’s chief merchandising officer, Andrew Moore, was the new president of its fundraising committee.last_img read more

Phish Releases SPAC ’95 To The Official LivePhish Archive

first_imgThis morning, Phish released a new show to their expansive official archive on From June 26, 1995, the show is a recording from the second time they headlined Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. Phish’s SPAC performance fell squarely in the middle of ’95 summer tour, and a day before their first live album, the two-disc A Live One, was released to the public. As mentioned in a description of the release, “SPAC ’95 highlights included Don’t You Want To Go?, Bathtub Gin, summer’s only The Sloth, and a spacious Possum from a hot set I, as well as a nearly non-stop set II that combined the mind-blowing Down With Disease > Free (the 1st such pairing) with a spectacular Poor Heart > You Enjoy Myself and Strange Design > Run Like An Antelope. This was a thriller of a show – demented, psychedelic, Summer Space Camp Phish at its best.” You can check the show out for yourself on the LivePhish website here, and check out the setlist from the night below.Setlist: Phish | Saratoga Performing Arts Center | Saratoga Springs, NY | 6/26/1995Set One: My Friend, My Friend, Don’t You Want To Go?, Bathtub Gin, NICU > The Sloth, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, It’s Ice > Dog Faced Boy > Tela >PossumSet Two: Down with Disease [1] -> Free > Poor Heart > You Enjoy Myself, Strange Design > Run Like an AntelopeEncore: Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top[1] Unfinishedlast_img read more

Reconnecting on education

first_imgIt’s no secret that the American educational system today lists under the weight of some massive, seemingly intractable burdens such as poor college preparation, modest achievement results compared with other nations, high dropout rates, significant teaching and performance disparities across racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, and a deficit of graduates equipped with the necessary skills for tomorrow’s workforce.Experts say this crisis is caused by a profound disconnection, whether between different educational levels, between schools and communities, or between education and social institutions. Such disconnections can undermine the nation’s competitiveness, increase social inequality, and diminish well-being and outcomes related to health, income, and even social engagement. It’s an urgent situation, and analysts say fresh educational strategies are urgently needed to address it.To begin sketching out the task at hand, the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) held a special Askwith Forum panel last Thursday hosted by Fernando Reimers, Ed.M. ’84, Ed.D. ’88, the Ford Foundation Professor of International Education and director of HGSE’s Global Education and International Education Policy Program, to consider how to make education more relevant, how to get schools to be better at reaching their goals, and whether those goals are, in fact, the appropriate ones.The talk was part of a multi-day, think tank–style gathering, “Education for the 21st Century,” organized by the Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) with faculty from across Harvard, along with national and global experts, educators, and students. Thursday’s panel featured some of Harvard’s top experts in the realms of leadership, strategy and infrastructure, sustainable development, religious pluralism, and public health education, who identified some of the biggest global challenges and offered ideas of what it will take to recalibrate how schools prepare students to face and confront them.Because the challenges are vast and multifaceted, and involve many stakeholders, education must adapt and enter into the “problem-solving era” where active learning that relates to a student’s community replaces old modes of “received wisdom,” said Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School (HBS) and is the ALI chair and director.“We need to have education be about solving real problems” so that students “see it leading to something; they’ll feel a sense of efficacy and mastery, and we will be able to tap all this talent and idealism … to solve these big problems,” said Kanter. “After all, they’re going to inherit the Earth; we should engage them now in making it a better place.”Ensuring sustainability means identifying fundamental core assets like natural capital of air, land, and water; human capital of people’s ability, health, and education; digital and hard infrastructures such as roads and bridges; and intangible capital of social connectedness, institutional trust, and knowledge that must be built up or retained so it is available to future generations, said William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).Scholars today grapple with questions about “asset management”: “How do we decide what to weigh and which trade-offs are best to make long term?” he asked. To begin, students must learn how to question the status quo, think about how global connectivity produces side effects and unintended consequences that require expansive thinking, and abandon notions of rugged individualism or paralysis in the face of institutional power.The unprecedented migration of people from one part of the globe to another has prompted urgent questions in many countries, including the United States, about how people should deal with ethnic, racial, cultural, gender, and religious diversity, and the role that education should play.“The fact that students could go through a whole 12 years of education and not know if an imam was a person, place, or thing is really one of the things that needs to change and has begun to change,” said Harvard Divinity School Professor Diana Eck, who studies religion in India and heads the Pluralism Project, which looks at the religious impact of immigration in the United States. “It’s important to have some knowledge of the religious traditions of the people with whom we share our planet.”“Pluralism isn’t just diversity. Diversity is a fact across society; pluralism is something we have to achieve,” said Eck. “How do we live together in some positive way with difference? And unless we can solve that problem in various societies, we’re in trouble.”Given the broad, interdisciplinary nature of public health, as well as the personal and communal effects it has on human well-being, students can always find something to embrace, whether it’s the move toward clean air and water, developing healthy eating habits, or wearing bike helmets.“Public health is much more than what a doctor does for you in a doctor’s office,” said Howard Koh, professor of the practice of public health leadership and director of the Leading Change Studio at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Koh served as assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2009 to 2014.Health and education have a direct relationship because public health is ever present. “I like to say health starts where people live, labor, learn, pray, and play,” he said.But changing American education to confront these difficulties will require a broad coalition and new approaches, the panelists said.Schools first need to figure out what matters and then help people to develop accompanying skills, said Reimers, who co-chairs the ALI with Kanter. “The instruments that we use to define success for our students and to give them feedback on success are so blunt and so imperfect,” he said, that they don’t tell people much about what will be necessary to help them lead a good life.Clark said the biggest challenge facing most countries is figuring out which institutional structures will be relevant and effective in the coming decades to assist communal decision-making. “We don’t know how to shape common purpose,” he said. If changes can’t be made through existing institutions, creating new ones will require a rethinking of higher education and its role within the community.“I’m very struck … by how interested people seem to be in the pluralism, inclusion, diversity — how we build common purpose and one sense of community,” said Kanter. “I’m very struck by that and also very encouraged because … we know this is what we need. More divisiveness and partisanship isn’t going to get us anywhere on these problems.”last_img read more

John Max Rosenfield, 89

first_imgAt a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 4, 2017, the following Minute was placed upon the records.John Max Rosenfield, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of East Asian Art, Emeritus, was a pioneering historian of Asian art, whose half-century of scholarship on Buddhist sculpture, Japanese calligraphy, early modern painting, and modern Japanese art, among many other subjects, remains influential today. He was part of a generation that served in the Pacific during World War II, and he would later enter the field of Japanese studies, building academic and international programs for cultural exchange, translating foundational texts, and training several generations of prominent scholars.Known as Jack to his close friends, Rosenfield was born in 1924 in Dallas, Texas. His father was an influential cultural critic for the Dallas Morning News, and Rosenfield was given wide exposure to the arts from a young age. In high school he showed an aptitude for painting, although later he would speak disparagingly of his own efforts, referring to his canvases as “regionalist landscapes with cacti and an occasional jackrabbit.”Rosenfield was eighteen when the Pacific War changed the trajectory of his life. At the time he was enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin but would soon enlist in the Army’s Military Intelligence Division. Rosenfield went on to be stationed in Assam, north Burma, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and north India. As he would note many years later, “Asia has always been a living reality for me, never a bookish abstraction.”After the war Rosenfield studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and then returned to Texas. Upon completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Southern Methodist University in 1947, he earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 1949, funded by the G.I. Bill. The following year the Korean War pulled him back into service, and Rosenfield gained his first exposure to East Asia, with sojourns in Korea and then Japan. When he returned to the United States, Rosenfield eventually found his way into the art history program at Harvard. There he studied under Benjamin Rowland and earned his Ph.D. in 1959 with a dissertation on portrait statues of the Kushan kings, which was eventually published by the University of California Press in 1967.Rosenfield joined the Harvard faculty in 1965 as a specialist in Japanese art. He was promoted to the rank of full professor in 1968, and six years later assumed the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professorship of Oriental Art. He served as chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Harvard and Acting Director of the Harvard University Art Museums before retiring in 1991.Rosenfield’s earliest publications on Japanese sculpture were among his most influential works of scholarship. A series of articles during the 1960s showcased his remarkable ability to describe with precision three-dimensional forms and work outwards from artworks to complex ideas of Buddhist philosophy. During the following two decades he organized a series of exhibitions that showcased, in many instances for the first time, important works of Japanese art at Harvard and from private collections. These endeavors resulted in important catalogues on the arts of the Heian period (1967), the Powers collection (1970), the Hofer and Hyde collection (1973), the Drucker collection (1979), Japanese calligraphy (1984–85), and Todaiji Temple (1986).In retirement Rosenfield continued to write prolifically, authoring a series of monographs on long-standing interests: eccentrics in Edo painting (1999), the literati painter Yosa Buson (2003), and his greatest passion, the monk Shunjōbō Chōgen, who was responsible for rebuilding the Great Buddha in Nara during the late twelfth century (2011). It is a testament to Rosenfield’s extraordinary commitment to and love for his craft that his final publication, on the seventeenth-century Japanese sculptor Tankai, was completed just before his passing at age 89 and posthumously published by Princeton University Press.Rosenfield’s service to the field was immense and multifaceted. He served as trustee or board member of numerous institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Asia Society Galleries, the Japan Society of New York, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies in Kyoto. Recognition of his achievements extended to Japan, where he had many close friends and lifelong intellectual partnerships with scholars and curators. In 1988 he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese Government for advancing mutual understanding between Japan and the United States. In 2001 he was awarded the Yamagata Banto Prize for the promotion of Japanese culture internationally. These distinctions culminated in his receipt of the Charles Lang Freer Medal from the Smithsonian Institution in 2012, an award that has only been given out thirteen times since 1956.Rosenfield had boundless energy and curiosity. Following Archilochus (by way of Isaiah Berlin), he referred to himself disparagingly as the fox as opposed to the hedgehog, citing that “the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows the one great thing.” He was exceedingly humble with regard to his own achievements, and unfailingly generous to anyone with whom he engaged.Rosenfield was quick-witted and affable, but also experienced sadness and loss throughout his life, beginning with the death of a younger brother in his teens and continuing with the untimely death of his son, Paul Thomas (1960–1994). He and his wife, Ella Ruth Hopper Rosenfield, lived in Arlington, Massachusetts, for more than forty years, and in his late years he cared for Ella when she began suffering from the effects of dementia, until her death in 2011. He died due to complications from a stroke two years later, and is survived by his daughter, Sarah Anne.Professor Rosenfield mentored countless students, curators, and scholars from all over the world, and he continued to advise faculty and graduate students at Harvard well after his retirement. In the words of one of his former students, “John Rosenfield taught me Japanese art history as no one else can, and made a university as gigantic as Harvard feel like a small college.”Respectfully submitted,Melissa McCormickEugene WangYukio Lippit, Chairlast_img read more