Joining the ranks of Rhodes

first_imgNext year, they’ll begin tracking the history of Jewish minorities in the Muslim world, trying to improve how doctors and patients communicate, exploring how computer science can aid genetics research, and mining European history from 1500 to today.The interests of Harvard’s four newest Rhodes Scholars are diverse, but they are all looking forward to diving deep into their studies at the University of Oxford over the next two years.The four, Spencer Dunleavy ’17, Nancy Ko ’17, Maia Silber ’17, and Anthony Wilder Wohns ’16, were among the 32 American students named as Rhodes recipients on Sunday. Considered the most prestigious academic awards in the world, the scholarships cover the full cost of two or three years’ study at Oxford. Including this year’s winners, Harvard has produced 359 Rhodes Scholars.The Gazette interviewed all four to find out how they plan to spend their Oxford years:Spencer Dunleavy: “Didn’t even know what Oxford was”“Now that I’ve had 24 hours to process it, it feels a little more real,” said Dunster House resident Spencer Dunleavy. “I’m really excited.”A chemistry concentrator, Dunleavy plans to complete two one-year master’s programs, one in education and a second in primary care research, with the goal of improving how doctors communicate with patients, particularly those from lower income brackets.“My plan is to use the skills from those two programs to assess how doctors educate patients, particularly people from backgrounds that are typically underserved by the medical community,” Dunleavy said. “There is evidence that many doctors don’t even ask patients, ‘Does that make sense?’ or ‘Do you understand?’ Understanding how they can use health literacy can not only improve their understanding, but improve their health.”At least part of the credit for his Rhodes win, Dunleavy said, must be shared with family, friends, and the many mentors he’s had at Harvard.“This is really a reflection of the people at the University who have supported me,” he said. “People have asked me if it was my dream to go to Oxford. I didn’t even know what Oxford was until three years ago. I didn’t really know anything about the scholarship until Dunster House Faculty Dean Roger Porter encouraged me to apply. I really wouldn’t be here without the support of everyone at Harvard and all my family and friends.”Nancy Ko: “The world has always been paradoxical”To Nancy Ko, history means more than studying the past. It’s a tool that can be used to fight bigotry.“I truly believe studying history has the potential to unfix our notions of the present and expand ideas of what can be made possible,” she explains. “Especially now, when we’re seeing the politics of despair everywhere in the world, I hope to show through my research that the world has always been paradoxical and complicated, and that it is possible to build bridges.”Ko, a resident of Kirkland House and a joint concentrator in history and Near Eastern languages and civilizations, will focus on Jewish history and modern Middle Eastern studies.“As a Korean-American, there’s always this question of why you, why Jewish studies?” Ko said. “But growing up in one of the only Asian families in a predominantly Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood helped me identify with Jewish culture because, in that tradition, there is an awareness of what it is like to be the ‘other.’”Indeed, sitting behind the counter at her parents’ grocery store in Brooklyn planted the seeds not only of Ko’s love of history, but also a passion for debate. A member of the Harvard Political Union and former chair of Student Discussion, she is hoping to participate in debates at the Oxford Union.“I grew up in an environment where intellectual discourse was valued. I’d hear it in my parents’ store all the time. One thing I think Harvard and Oxford have in common is they both have a long tradition of intellectual debate.”For now, Ko is letting it all sink in. “Mostly I feel deeply humbled. Looking at the company I’m in — not just the scholars-elect, but the other finalists — I feel so humbled and inspired. The Rhodes Trust made an investment in us as scholars to fight the world’s fight. It’ll be a long fight, but I’m revved up.” Maia Silber: “I’ve learned so much at Harvard about … doing original research”Maia Silber spent the weekend studying for a midterm and trying to absorb that she’d just won a Rhodes.“I’m still in shock. I was in total denial on Saturday, and the news really only began to sink in once I saw the press release,” she said with a laugh.Silber, who lives in Eliot House, said she is reaping the reward of a team effort.“I feel so grateful to everyone who’s gotten me here — my parents, my tutors, and especially my mentor, Leah Price,” she said. “I’ve been fortunate to work with so many wonderful faculty members at Harvard — too many to name — who have pushed me, challenged me, and taken me under their wing. This award is a culmination of all that.”In particular, Silber credits the History and Literature Department, her concentration, with helping her prepare for her next step: “I’ve learned so much at Harvard about using and exploring primary sources and doing original research, which I know will serve me well as a Rhodes Scholar.”At Oxford, Silber plans to study British and European history from 1500 to the present. A self-described King “Henry VIII buff,” Silber is particularly excited to explore England over the next two years.Before that, though, she’ll spend the summer working at The Washington Post. A dedicated Crimson reporter with a passion for investigative writing, Silber plans to be an investigative journalist after completing her Rhodes study.Anthony Wilder Wohns: “So many advantages in research coming from this computational world”Anthony Wilder Wohns wants to know why people look the way they do, and where they may be headed.The Pforzheimer House resident and human evolutionary biology concentrator plans to pursue his interest in computer science at Oxford, with the goal of understanding how computational tools can help researchers parse vast amounts of genetics data.“I’m really interested in genetics and how it applies to a variety of areas, particularly in how humans came to be the way they are,” he said. “At Harvard, I studied the evolution of limb proportions and how we came to walk upright, and now I’m interested in what genetics has to say about the future.”Part of that future, Wohns said, will rely on computer science to make sense of genetic information.“There are so many advantages in research coming from this computational world,” he said. “That opened up this whole new world of research for me.”Wohns also believes his time at Harvard was critical in preparing him for his time as a Rhodes Scholar.“I have to give so much credit to Harvard. It’s hard to put any kind of boundary on it,” he said. “I absolutely loved Harvard. I had the best mentors I could ask for. Terence Capellini [assistant professor of human evolutionary biology, and Wohns’ thesis adviser] got me passionate about genetics. I didn’t think that was a subject I wanted to go into until I studied under him. I could go on and on.” The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

Trail Mix 2020 – Vol. X

first_imgToo often, the drummer toils away behind his kit, keeping the band in the pocket and the music on time. Anonymity is an occupational hazard. Green + Evergreen Darlingside Remover continues Jessee’s reputation as a songcrafter of the highest pedigree – heartwrenching, evocative, and introspective are descriptors often used to describe his work – and Trail Mix is happy to be featuring “Getting Back To It Now” this month. This month’s mix brings new tracks from some heavy hitting artists. For our acoustic lovers, both Steep Canyon Rangers and Andy Hall, longtime dobro player for The Infamous Stringdusters, have new records out. Darlingside, the Boston based quartet with the tightest harmonies this side of CSNY, are also back with their first record since 2018, and critically acclaimed Americana songstress Lera Lynn returns with a new collection of songs. New West Records, one of our favorite labels here at Trail Mix, is in the midst of a run of incredible releases. Check out the brand new records from Ron Gallo, The Secret Sisters, The Nude Party, and Randall Bramlett. Getting Back to it Now Darren Jessee Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Each month, Trail Mix drops with the goal of bringing a little musical joy to your life. We here at Blue Ridge Outdoors and Trail Mix hope these tunes help out just a bit as we all deal with the uncertainty and unease brought about by the pandemic. Keep soldiering on, get outside and play, and take these tunes on your next adventure. And, while you are at it, seek out a record or two from these great artists. Help them out as they help you – and us – make it through. 3:17 4:23 4:04 2:07 Higher Love Beth Snapp Lonely Heather The Nude Party Our River Michael Bernard Fitzgerald Sunny Days Steep Canyon Rangers Blues Stop Knockin At My Door Rick Shea 4:25 3:56 Way Back Chamomille & Whiskey Leather Britches Andy Hall 3:41 5:05 5:29 Time To Shoot Bonnie Whitmore 4:20 3:05 3:15 2:43 Late Bloomer The Secret Sisters I Can Still Hear You Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche Audio PlayerRick SheaBlues Stop Knockin At My DoorUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:47 HIDE (MYSELF BEHIND YOU) Ron Gallo North Carolina’s Darren Jessee – long time drummer for Ben Folds Five – has broken that mold. While he has spent much of the last decade driving the rhythm for Sharon Van Etten, The War on Drugs, and Hiss Golden Messenger, Jessee has also been writing and performing his own songs. He serves as singer and guitarist for his project Hotel Lights, and his latest solo record, Remover, which drops on October 16th, follows his well received 2018 release, The Jane, Room 217. I’ve Got Faith In You Randall Bramblett 4:09 Let Me Tell You Something Lera Lynn Also featured on this month’s mix are three of my favorite regional artists. 49 Winchester, who hail from St. Paul, Virginia, in Southwest Virginia, are establishing themselves as a new voice in the world of gritty Appalachian country. Northeast Tennessee’s Beth Snapp – my daughter’s favorite singer – has returned with a great take on Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love.” And long time Charlottesville favorites Chamomile & Whiskey are also back with new tunes. 3:55 3:48 Saluda Michael Flynn The Road Home 49 Winchester Embed 3:59 DOWNLOAD TRAIL MIX VOL. X Love To See You Smile Devin B. Thompson 4:04 As you wrap up your first swing through this month’s Trail Mix, enjoy the new tunes from Rick Shea, Alberta & The Dead Eyes, Michael Flynn, Bonnie Whitmore, Leah Belle Faser, Devin B. Thompson, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, and Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche. 2:59 Better Than Mine Leah Belle Faser 3:47 mhm Alberta & The Dead Eyeslast_img read more

Becoming an effective listener

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr During NAFCU’s recent CEOs and Senior Executives Conference in Key West, Fla., keynote speaker and author David Horsager gave a presentation on how top leaders can gain faster results, build deeper relationships and achieve a stronger bottom line.The most basic way to achieve all these, Horsager said, is through trust.I really liked his message about trust and how important that is to becoming a successful leader. Later, I found a blog post Horsager did that conveys his message on trust in a different, but important, way: 8 Tips for Effective Listening.“Bad listening habits aren’t just rude; they are expensive,” Horsager said. “An unwillingness to listen is one of the fastest trust killers.”Here are his eight tips for effective listening: continue reading »last_img read more

Manchester United and Arsenal target Jonathan David explains why he rejected Premier League move for Lille

first_imgAdvertisement David was being courted by a host of Premier League clubs (Picture: Getty Images)Jonathan David has revealed he turned down a move to the Premier League in favour of Lille due to concerns over playing time in England’s top flight.The 20-year-old has made a name for himself at Belgian side Gent, scoring 18 goals in 27 Pro League appearances last term.The attacker – who already has netted 11 times in his first 12 international games for Canada – was being chased by a whole host of Europe’s top clubs.Arsenal and Man United both reportedly held talks with the player’s agent over a potential move.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, Lille swooped in and signed the youngster for a reported €31.5 million fee, becoming their record signing above the recently departed Victor Osimhen.AdvertisementAdvertisementDavid admitted the thinking behind his decision was based on where he could gain the most playing time and Ligue 1 offered more potential for him to grow than the Premier League. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Aug 2020 8:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link596Shares Advertisement Manchester United and Arsenal target Jonathan David explains why he rejected Premier League move for Lille Comment David joined Lille in a club-record €31.5m move (Picture: Getty Images)‘Everyone knows the Premier League is a high-quality league,’ he told France Bleu Nord.‘But my choice was dictated by the fact that above all, I wanted to be sure of playing.‘My choice was made quite early. But I understand that it took a little while to finalise between the two clubs.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Gent wanted to keep me one more season, but I had made my choice and they respected it.‘I always knew it was going to be done, even if it took a little while. I really liked the sports project that Luis Campos [Lille’s sporting director] and the club management sold to me.‘That’s really what encouraged me to join Lille. In fact, I especially wanted to join a club where I know that I will keep playing and getting better.‘There is a very good team here with very good players.’MORE: Mesut Ozil will regret wasted years at Arsenal if he stays, says Alan SmithMORE: Manchester United put transfer plans on hold to focus on Jadon Sancho dealFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport pagelast_img read more

Domestic equities drive AP4’s return in first half of 2018

first_imgAP4’s exposure to Swedish equities helped the SEK366.9bn (€35.6bn) fund to outperform its benchmark in the first half of 2018.As the first of Sweden’s four main state pension buffer funds to report first-half figures, AP4 posted a 3.8% investment return, beating its benchmark by 1.4 percentage points.Niklas Ekvall, chief executive of the Stockholm-based fund, said: “It is gratifying that our active management continues to deliver an excess return in relation to the reference index that guides our long-term asset allocation.”The fund’s net result for January to June was SEK13.7bn, according to the interim report, and total fund capital grew to SEK366.9bn from SEK356.6bn at the end of December 2017. AP4 paid SEK3.3bn to the pension system in the period.Ekvall said the fund’s work on sustainability had been “deepening and broadening” over the first six months of 2018.“We are working intensively with several projects involving both sustainability analyses and sustainability investments,” he said.Work on adopting a comprehensive approach to sustainability was now taking shape in various parts of the portfolio, the pension fund said.At the beginning of this year, AP4 invested in the Amundi Planet fund, a $1.4bn (€1.2bn) green bond fund, alongside several other major Swedish and European institutional investors.It also divested from firms in which coal accounted for more than 20% of sales.“This has further reduced AP4’s carbon footprint and thereby lowered climate risk in the portfolio,” the fund stated.Draft legislation on a set of new investment guidelines for the AP funds is expected to be passed by parliament after September’s elections. The bill includes a new focus on the funds’ work on sustainability.Ekvall also said he had “a very positive view” of the revamped investment rules.“This modernisation is necessary to give the AP Funds the conditions for modern and cost-effective asset management,” he said.last_img read more

Poor children achieve less, earn less

first_imgChristchurch Press 25 April 2012Children raised in poor families will earn less and achieve at a lower academic standard but will not have higher crime levels, a Christchurch study has found. The Christchurch Health and Development Study (CHDS), run by Otago University, has been following the lives of more than 1000 people since 1977. The latest study, published in Social Science and Medicine, has looked at the impact of family poverty on children up to the age of 10 and how this is reflected in adulthood.…”Being brought up in an affluent family is advantageous to your education and career,” he said. “The major effects of being brought up in a poor family appear to be significant reduction in both educational achievement and earning opportunities that was still evident at the age of 30.” Poverty contributed to higher dependency on welfare in adulthood, he said.… He said the study had produced some “interesting results”. “Contrary to popular belief, being brought up in a poor family does not mean increased rates of crime or mental health problems in adulthood,” he said. “These seem to be affected by how the family functions … the quality of relationships and is influenced by things like abuse, conflict, limited bonding and factors like that.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/health/6803373/Poor-children-achieve-less-earn-lesslast_img read more

Heart swap patient marks 25 years

first_img Share 33 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Heart swap patient marks 25 years by: – October 12, 2012 Ms Davidson-Olley has spent her life campaigning for more organ donorsThe UK’s first baby heart transplant survivor is celebrating a quarter of a century since her historic operation. Kaylee Davidson-Olley, of Houghton-le-Spring, near Sunderland, was just five months old when she had the operation at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital. To mark 25 years since the procedure, Ms Davidson-Olley will meet medical experts from around the world at Newcastle’s Centre for Life later.She will be joined by 30 other patients who got new hearts aged under a year.Ms Davidson-Olley, a shop sales advisor, regularly takes part in the World Transplant Games and has spent her life campaigning to get more people on the organ donor list. ‘Important decision’She said: “I cannot believe that I am fit and healthy 25 years after my transplant. “This was only made possible because of the generosity of a family who made that important decision about organ donation, a decision that saved my life. “Without that family discussing organ donation, I simply would not be here.”In total, 112 babies aged under a year have received new hearts in the UK during the past 25 years. Consultant paediatric consultant Dr Richard Kirk, based at the Freeman, said that despite awareness campaigns, there was a shortage of baby hearts – two UK babies have died this year waiting for a new organs.He also said six babies were desperately ill waiting for new hearts. Dr Kirk said: “We are very proud of Kaylee and urge parents to consider organ donation, despite incredibly difficult circumstances.”Anthony Clarkson, assistant director for Organ Donation with NHS Blood and Transplant, said three people died in the UK every day waiting for an organ transplant.BBC News Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Prioritise good character,ability in players’ selection – Sanusi charges coaches of U-17 girls

first_imgGeneral Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, on Thursday charged the coaches of the Under-17 women national team, Flamingos, to place much premium on good conduct, excellent character and level-headedness as on-field ability, in their final selection of players for the team. Loading… A full house of the invited playing body is on ground at the team’s Bluespring Hotel, Abuja and twice-a-day training sessions have intensified at the FIFA Goal Project facility inside the National Stadium Complex Package B. This year’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup finals, the seventh since the competition was launched in New Zealand in 2008, will be staged in India. Nigeria participated at all five tournaments between 2008 and 2016 but narrowly failed to qualify for the 2018 edition held in Uruguay, following defeat by Cameroon on the away goal rule in the final lap of the qualification series. PLAYERS INVITED TO U17 GIRLS CAMP Augustina Unamba, Nelly Chukwuebuka, Damilola Amole, Nwacke Odinaka, Favour Edwin, Perpetua Osinachi, Chidinma Ogbuchi, Onumeze Shadrack, Linda, Nnaocha, Chinyere Kalu, Miracle Ohaneri, Precious Taiwo, Mary Nwakwolam, Chinyere Ihuoma, Idowu Kuku, Uluoma Onwere, Blessing Green, Maryam Abdulkabir, Motunrayo Yusuf, Olushola Shobowale, Deborah Abiodun, Amarachi Odoma, Esther Inyang, Rofiat Imuran, Ireti Eretan, Dahz Alvin, Foluke Opeyori, Esther Onyenezide, Damilola Oladipo, Ogechi James, Zepere Azama, Hannah Yusuf, Oluchi Okwara, Opeyemi Ajakaye, Kelechi Chukwumalem, Temilope Owoeye, Jumoke Alani, Yemisi Samuel, Deborah Abiodun FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Sanusi spoke as received the crew of assistant coaches Bankole Olowookere (assistant coach 1), Queendoleen Akpan (assistant coach 2) and Mohammed Ndanusa (goalkeepers’ trainer) at the NFF Secretariat in Abuja, as the crew intensified work ahead of selection of the squad that will confront Guinea in a 2020 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture early next month. “Good character and demeanour, as well as comportment showing good upbringing and sense of purpose, are as important as ability in any profession, football inclusive. Anyone who lacks good character and discipline cannot succeed in any endeavour. You must take these to heart as you prepare the girls for the challenges ahead. “Nigeria has an impressive record in the history of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup but we expect you to do even better than your predecessors. I congratulate you on your appointment and I assure you that the NFF will give you maximum support to succeed in the job.” Olowookere, Akpan and Ndanusa are preparing the Flamingos for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture against Guinea, which first leg will hold in Conakry on Sunday, 1st March, with the return leg in Nigeria a fortnight after. The Guineans edged out neighbours Guinea Bissau in a preliminary round. Promoted ContentWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?World’s Most Delicious Foods5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBut Who In The World Taught Them Those Moves? Was It Papa Bear?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Greensburg woman arrested on drug charges

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg woman was arrested on multiple drug-related charges.According to police, Christina Black was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a narcotic drug.Police say they were called to West Central Avenue regarding a trespassing.When officers arrived on scene, they received permission and entered the residence.Officers heard yelling and found Black, who had an active arrest warrant in Jennings County for theft.Black told police when she was taken into custody that she had a bag of methamphetamine on her.The bag was found and tested positive for methamphetamine.last_img

Victor Osimhen wins Lille’s player of the year award

first_img The former Golden Eaglets striker enjoyed a debut season in the French Championnat when he netted 18 goals and recorded six assists in 31 appearances in all competitions for his Christopher Galtier’s team before the season was ended as the result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Osimhen, 21, who recently lost his father to the cold hand of death was also named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season.Advertisement Read Also: Champions League final could be played in Portugal The former Wolfsburg forward is still in the race for the Marc Vivien Foe award, alongside Super compatriot Moses Simon, who also emerged Nantes’s player of the season. Clubs in England, Italy, and Spain are showing interest in the striker, but Lille have made it clear that they will only do business for a transfer fee in the region of 80 million pounds. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 It would be recalled that he was also named Charleroi’s player of the season before his  10 million pounds summer move to Lille Metropole. Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has been voted Player of the Season by French Ligue 1 club Lille. The club made the announcement on their official Twitter handled on Tuesday, June 2, even as they thanked the fans for voting. Loading…last_img read more