Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 3, 2007 A free noontime performance of “Shakespeare’s Sister” on Thursday, Sept. 13, will kick off Arts and Culture Week at the University of Colorado at Boulder, featuring the artistic and cultural highlights of the Boulder campus through a series of events from Sept. 13 through Sept. 20.Departments from across campus are hosting the free and low-cost events, ranging from a performance by a world-renowned musical artist to museum open houses.Wrapping up the week-long series of programs will be a CU Concerts Artist Series performance by internationally renowned trumpeter Arturo Sandoval on Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium A protégé of the legendary Dizzy Gillespie and a founder of the groundbreaking band Irakere, Sandoval has won four Grammy Awards, six Billboard awards and an Emmy.The performance of “Shakespeare’s Sister” a one-woman show presented by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, will be at noon Sept. 13 at the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theater. Other highlights of opening day include the “Border Crossings” World Café, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Norlin Library, and an Open House hosted by the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History in the Henderson Building located at 15th Street and Broadway.The World Café features readings, an international buffet and opening reception for the “Border Crossings/Crossing Borders” art and lecture series. The museum Open House, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., will feature tours of the museum’s exhibits and a world music concert by the band “Musical Missions.”Sept. 13 also marks the first film of the 2007 fall season for the International Film Series, with a free showing of “The Guatemalan Handshake,” a film noted for its offbeat humor and complex character sketches. Show time is at 7 p.m. in Muenzinger Auditorium.The expanded eight-day celebration of arts and cultural resources on the Boulder campus also will include Fiske Planetarium’s “Astronomy Day,” musical performances from CU-Boulder faculty, a CU Heritage Museum Open House and a special public talk about the CU Art Museum’s permanent Colorado Collection.Ongoing exhibitions during the week will include “Let Your Light Shine” at the Heritage Center on the third floor of Old Main, “Temple of the Warriors” at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and “Crossing Borders” at the University Memorial Center Art Gallery.On Sept. 15, before the 8 p.m. football game with CU versus Florida State, fans are encouraged to visit campus early for Astronomy Day at 1 p.m. at Fiske Planetarium. Planetarium Director Doug Duncan will lead an interactive discussion on “the joys of learning about the universe.”Several events on campus during Arts and Culture Week also are part of the community-wide EcoArts festival, including the Sept. 13 opening reception for the “Airlight” video installation in the ATLAS building. Related events include the “Weather Report” gallery show at Norlin Library and a free lunch and lecture on Sept. 20 at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.Tickets for the programming finale on Sept. 20 with trumpeter Arturo Sandoval are available through the CU Concerts box office at (303) 492-8008.Arts and Culture Week is presented by the Arts and Culture Roundtable of CU-Boulder in recognition of the student fee funding support that is vital to maintain cultural programs at CU-Boulder. For more information on events hosted during the week, please visit: www.colorado.edu/artsandculture.For year-round listings of CU-Boulder events, most of which are open to the public, visit the CU-Boulder Events Calendar at www.colorado.edu/events.
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holgs/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Navy is searching for a sailor from the USS Theodore Roosevelt who may have gone overboard off Southern California’s coastline Thursday.Navy officials said in a press release that the San Diego-based aircraft carrier started its search and rescue operation after a lookout spotted what they believed to be a person in the water Thursday morning.Later, one sailor was unaccounted for during a command-wide roll call.Three search and rescue helicopters and a rigid-hulled inflatable boat were launched, and the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy aircraft, USS Bunker Hill, USS Russell, USS Howard and USS Charleston are also helping in the search.The USS Theodore Roosevelt left San Diego Tuesday ahead of its second deployment of the year, according to Navy Times. It is set to change its homeport to Bremerton, Washington, for an overhaul in the summer of 2021 and return to San Diego on Aug. 1, 2021.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Assistant or Associate Professor – Ferris StateUniversityThe primary responsibilities for the position are teaching,advising, recruiting and program coordination for the IndustrialTechnology and Management program for the Auburn Hills, Warren andGrand Rapids locations and other sites as they become available.The individual will cover various courses in ITM and related areas.S/he will participate in development and improvement of curriculumand curriculum delivery; participate in service work includingstudent engagement activities and committees; and engage inscholarly activities and professional development aligned withcurrent and emergent programmatic needs. This position will berequired to teach off-campus and/or on-line. This position will berequired to utilize our Learning Management System (LMS; currently,Canvas). Develop and teach engineering management and professionalpractice graduate courses.Required: Master’s Degree in Mechanical orManufacturing Engineering, Mechanical or Manufacturing EngineeringTechnology, or related engineering field OR Master’s degree in anydiscipline provided there is a Professional Engineers License plusBS in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical orManufacturing Engineering Technology or related engineering field.At least five years of manufacturing/quality experience within anengineering discipline. Excellent written and oral communications,inter-personal skills, presentation skills, and team andrelationship building skills. Working knowledge and demonstratedexperience with manufacturing systems and methods.To apply, visit https://jobs.ferris.edu. Ferris StateUniversity is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to inclusionand equity. Learn more about the Ferris mission, commitmentto diversity and to equal opportunity, and dynamic, student-focusedcommunity at ferris.edu. Applicants requiringaccommodation or assistance completing an application/participatingin the hiring process should contact Human Resources at (231)591-2150 or [email protected]
Reading Buses launched a text-to-donate service for Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens on Valentine’s Day. “We wanted our customers and employees to ‘share the love’ with our charity of the year,” says Caroline Anscombe, Reading Buses HR Director.“Valentine’s Day is about love and we wanted people to continue this theme by donating to Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens this year.”This year marks the operators 12th year of charity partnerships, with the charity winning a staff vote for 2019.
But his mention of the president’s son-in-law, who has been keeping a low profile in recent months, working on prison reform issues, was one of the comments he made on television that had White House aides watching his appearance on Hannity with mouths agape.“People were really confused by why is he venturing into that territory,” said a senior White House official. “He’s not supposed to be here to run the White House, he’s supposed to be focused on the outside legal team. Staffers were confused as to why Rudy would opine on Jared.”Some point to Giuliani’s main ally in the White House as an explanation: Giuliani, according to people in the building, has aligned himself with Don McGahn, the White House counsel who has clashed repeatedly with Kushner.“He’s spent time with him getting indoctrinated,” said a White House official. “Giuliani and McGahn are largely aligned. Rudy’s heard from McGahn that everything would be better without Jared, and he just assumes that’s commonly understood without better understanding the nuance.”Another nuance of Trumpworld he also failed to grasp was the impossibility of speaking on the president’s behalf.By Friday afternoon, just before Trump took the stage in Dallas to speak before the National Rifle Association, Giuliani released a statement clarifying his own remarks concerning the $130,000 payment Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen made to Daniels shortly before the 2016 election — trying to walk back his bombshell claim Trump had personally repaid his lawyer. Less than 48 hours later, it was Giuliani whose “disposable” status was more of a question mark. His position as Trump’s shiny, new penny — confident enough to take an odd shot at a family member on prime-time television — appeared to be in jeopardy on Friday, when the president distanced himself from the newest addition to his legal team in back-to-back gaggles with reporters.Trump said Giuliani needed more time to “get his facts straight,” on hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels, noting that the former New York City Mayor “just started a day ago.”Giuliani in fact joined the president’s legal team two weeks ago, and had just told NBC News in an interview that “you’re not going to see daylight between the president and me.”Until Friday, that may have been true. Giuliani had been enjoying a private channel of communication with the president, cutting out staffers and family members as he strategized with Trump directly on how to deal with an ongoing special counsel probe they both believe is a “witch hunt.”It’s a prime position in the spotlight that the stalwart Trump supporter is enjoying after feeling as though he had been passed over during the transition for his promised post of secretary of state — a fate he still blames, in part, on Kushner.In private, according to a Republican close to the White House, Giuliani has also blamed the negative view of him in the media, including the whispers about his mental health, on Kushner and Ivanka Trump. After Rudy Giuliani called Jared Kushner “disposable” in his off-the-rails interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity earlier this week, the president’s son-in-law watched the clip himself to see what all the fuss was about.Kushner — newly determined to stay in his lane and not meddle in the president’s legal strategy — decided to downplay a comment that raised eyebrows among other White House officials, instead mitigating potential tension with Giuliani by laughing it off.As long as his wife didn’t call him “disposable,” he joked to people, everything was going just fine. “My references to timing were not describing my understanding of the president’s knowledge,” he said, “but instead, my understanding of these matters.”And by Friday afternoon, Giuliani was also off television, and back to putting the family first in pre-approved statements. “The payment was made to resolve a personal and false allegation in order to protect the president’s family,” he said. “It would have been done in any event, whether he was a candidate or not.”Nancy Cook and Darren Samuelsohn contributed to this report. Also On POLITICO Trump: Giuliani will ‘get his facts straight’ By Cristiano Lima Rudy Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen $130,000 for Stormy Daniels hush agreement By Rebecca Morin
Laurie Nathan, a visiting research fellow from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, lectured on international mediation — a form of conflict management in which mediators abide by specified objectives, strategies and norms — at Hesburgh Center on Friday.Nathan said locating literature on the topic is an arduous task, which makes it difficult for people to understand the level of authorization and requirements given to mediators.“There’s not a single logical [publication] that provides a systematic analysis of the mandate,” Nathan said.Nathan said six varieties of the mediation mandate exist, including the constitutional mandate, which authorizes an organization to conduct mediation. Confusion about this mandate can lead to serious consequences, such as the prolonged peace mediation in the 2009 Malagasy political crisis, according to Nathan.“The U.N. had a mandate to mediate, the African Union had a mandate to mediate and [the Southern African Development Community] had a mandate to mediate,” Nathan said. “These three organizations had a very vicious diplomatic fight over which of them would lead the mediation.”The political mandate plays an integral role in the outcome of a mediation because it provides mediators with various instructions and approaches to the peacemaking process, Nathan said. In the Madagascar mediation of 2009, a rejection of the original political mandate resulted in the crisis lasting for 18 months, according to Nathan.“So you can see here, in a succinct way, how a mandate contributes to prolonging a constitutional crisis over 18 months,” he said.Nathan said the normative mandate and the organizational mandate both provide general norms and detailed requirements for mediation, while the parties’ mandate and the donors’ mandate are demands set by parties and funders in the negotiation. He said the various branches of the mediation mandate provide mediators with the parameters necessary to help states reach a consensus.“When you can’t get consensus from member states around a particular conflict, you can see how important that mandate is,” he said.According to Nathan, the mediation mandate could potentially lead to disputes between member states who have differing interpretations of its parameters. He said although the mandate can be useful, it also carries drawbacks.“At the flip side of the coin, the mandate can be significant by impairing the effectiveness of the mediation,” he said.Tags: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, mediation, peace
The J Warren and Lois McClure Foundation has announced over $400,000 in support of promising programs across the state that remove barriers to higher education, encourage collaboration and communication between stakeholders, and promote long-term, systemic improvements so that every Vermonter can access an advanced education. The McClure Foundation, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, has in recent years focused its philanthropic lens on improving access to post-secondary education for all Vermonters, granting out more than $2.1 million to 21 organizations since 2008 in support of that goal.‘Our foundation strategy starts with a family tradition of giving back to the community by collaborating with on-the-ground professionals already helping others to succeed,’ says McClure Foundation Vice President Barbara Benedict. ‘We continue to be guided by a long-term vision of what we wish to pass on to future generations of Vermonters: a vibrant, inclusive world-class economy that supports optimal quality of life in Vermont.’A significant portion of the current grant awards will support the Community College of Vermont’s (CCV’s) ‘Introduction to College Studies’ course, which assists high school juniors and seniors develop study skills and exposes them to college expectations. The McClure Foundation has supported this program for the past several years, and believes their investment is paying off, noting that 71% of students who have taken this course graduate and go on directly to college compared to the state average of 45%.The McClure’s support will allow CCV to expand the course offering to sophomores.The grants awarded to CCV will also continue sponsorship for a full-time coordinator at CCV to support student veterans, and an information campaign designed to inform prospective students and Vermont families about paths that align college coursework with desired career goals.Additional grants of between $15,000-$40,000, to promote education innovation and assist underserved populations in Vermont access cutting edge education, will go to Spectrum Youth and Family Services, The Tutorial Center, Franklin County Supervisory Union, Pre-K through 16 Council, and the Vermont Journalism Trust, among others.The McClure Foundation also aims to promote communication and collaboration. A regional forum held this month in Manchester was a fifth gathering sponsored by the Foundation to bring education, business, and community leaders together with legislators and specialized nonprofit professionals in order to identify key challenges and levers for action around the topic of workforce development.Foundation President Lois McClure shares: ‘Many individuals and organizations share our enthusiasm for offering opportunities for the necessary education needed beyond high school to succeed in the present world. We welcome them to join with us so more students can learn about what is available for them.’ Through its steady focus on promoting access to postsecondary and career education across the state, the McClure Foundation continues its family tradition of project-oriented, collaborative philanthropy, leading the way in encouraging and supporting Vermonters to reach their full potential. To learn more about the work of the Foundation, visit www.McClureVT.org(link is external).The Vermont Community Foundation is a family of hundreds of funds and foundations, including the High Meadows Fund and the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, established by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. It provides the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to make giving easy and inspiring. The Foundation also provides leadership in giving by responding to community needs and keeping Vermont’s nonprofit sector vital. Together, its funds and programs provide more than $12 million a year in grants and other investments in Vermont. Visit www.vermontcf.org(link is external)
Vermont Business Magazine In its annual ratings, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has again ranked UVM among the top best-value public colleges in the country. To compile its best value list, Kiplinger’s first ranked schools based on measures of academic quality. It then factored in cost and financial aid measures. Quality criteria account for 55 percent of total points and cost criteria account for 45 percent.Kiplinger’s draws its list of best value schools from a field of nearly 1,200 higher education institutions in the US. UVM was ranked 13th among all publics on the Kiplinger’s list for its four-year graduation rate. On the overall list, the university ranked 58th for in-state and 94th for out-of-state students among public colleges, respectively.The fact that the university was again ranked high in value by Kiplinger’s affirms UVM’s core strengths, said Stacey Kostell, UVM’s vice president for enrollment management. “Academic quality is at the core of what makes UVM attractive to students,” she said. “At the same time, we work hard to keep tuition increases as low as possible and to offset them with generous increases in scholarships and financial aid.”UVM also has fared well in other recent lists. The university was ranked 34th among public universities for value by Money magazine in its 2016/17 ratings. And U.S. News & World ranked the university 38th among more than 170 public universities in its most recent rankings.Source: UVM 12.20.2016. UVM photo.
by: Brian DayDigital payments could help billions of unbanked people achieve financial inclusion.Specifically, World Bank reports mobile money and electronic transfers could bring financial services to more than 2 billion marginalized people worldwide.The new World Bank Development Research Group report, “The Opportunities of Digitizing Payments,” highlights how the digitation of payments, as well as transfers and remittances in developing countries, could foster broad economic growth and individual financial empowerment.As we continue to pursue mobile and other digital payments in the U.S., it is important to also understand how mobile payments are a growing trend in today’s global economy.However, governments in emerging and developing nations that rely on a cash-only economy have yet to take full advantage of these types of payments, despite the benefits. Regarding these benefits, the report concludes: “Not only are digital payments more efficient than cash payments, but their broader adoption also can reduce rates of corruption and violent crime, reduce the cost of government wage and social transfer payments, offer new pathways into the financial system for the disadvantaged, and, importantly, contribute to the ongoing objective of women’s economic empowerment.” continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr