Cynthia Friend named director of the Rowland Institute

first_imgCynthia Friend, Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been named as the next director of the Rowland Institute at Harvard. Friend brings extensive leadership experience to the directorship, having previously served as associate director of the Harvard Materials Science and Engineering Center, associate dean in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and associate laboratory director for Photon Science at the SLAC Linear Accelerator Center.As director of the Rowland Institute, Friend will work closely with both Cherry A. Murray, dean of SEAS, and Jeremy Bloxham, dean of science in FAS, to ensure the Rowland’s continued success as a forum for scientific exploration, creativity, and innovation.In 2009, Friend was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Chemical Society. She has received recognition for her research in chemical approaches to reducing energy usage from numerous academic societies and institutions, including the Olah Award for Hydrocarbon Chemistry. Friend received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981 and joined the Harvard faculty in 1982. She was appointed as associate professor in 1986, and became a full professor in 1989.“Cynthia brings to the directorship of the Rowland exceptional understanding of interdisciplinary scientific research and a pragmatic, open, and thoughtful style that has enabled her to effectively manage across constituencies,” said Michael D. Smith, dean of FAS. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland to Star in On the Town

first_imgMisty Copeland is having a helluva week! After being named the first African-American prima ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre a few days ago, it’s now been announced that she will make her Broadway debut in On the Town. Copeland will take over on August 25 for New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild, who originated the role of Ivy Smith in the revival. Copeland is set for a two-week limited engagement at the Lyric Theatre through September 6.Copeland’s arrival should bring a needed boost to the tuner, which has been struggling with low grosses for some time and received four 2015 Tony nominations but no awards on the big night.Perhaps we should have seen this coming—Copeland was one of the presenters at the 2015 Tonys! Named as one of this year’s 100 most influential people in the world by Time, her recent ballet credits include Coppélia, La Bayadère, Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet. The new production, directed by John Rando, also currently stars Tony Yazbeck as Gabey, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Chip, Clyde Alves as Ozzie, Alysha Umphress as Hildy, Elizabeth Stanley as Claire, Jackie Hoffman as Madame Dilly, Michael Rupert as Judge Pitkin and Allison Guinn as Lucy Schmeeler.First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town features music by Leonard Bernstein and a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical’s toe-tapping numbers include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.” View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 On the Town Related Showslast_img read more

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Good, until it isn’t…

first_imgby: Anthony DemangoneThe news is sometimes difficult to follow.Lower oil prices were great. Lower gas prices had to be good for America, right?Well, not good for the oil rig workmen after oil rigs went offline.Or the states that depend on oil revenue. Or recycling efforts, for that matter. Management and leading can be like that.Something seems like a good idea. A no-brainer. But things that are good in one area can ripple the opposite direction quickly.Your input can stifle innovation.If you take too much responsibility, you can sap it from others.Too much input turns into micro-managing. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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Governor Wolf Proclaims May 4 as ‘State Employee Recognition Day’

first_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In appreciation of the important work that state employees perform for Pennsylvania and its residents, Governor Tom Wolf proclaimed today, May 4, as ‘State Employee Recognition Day.’“Today, we thank our fellow Pennsylvanians who have chosen careers in public service,” Governor Wolf said. “They are the people who plow our roads in the winter, care for our sick and vulnerable citizens in their times of need and put their lives on the line to protect our communities.”In his proclamation, Wolf gives examples of the many duties state employees fulfill, such as protecting public safety and health, caring for the less fortunate, maintaining safe roads, enforcing laws, safeguarding the environment, licensing professionals and businesses, preserving our historical, natural and cultural resources.The governor also lauded state employees for their generosity through the annual State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA), which raised over $3 million for charitable organizations last year, as well as the annual Holiday Wish Program, which donates gifts each year to hundreds of families in need.“It is important that we recognize the many things that state employees do that make our lives better each day,” said Wolf. “Through our GO-TIME initiative, we are working to engage state employees at all levels in ways to make government work better for those we serve.”PROCLAMATIONSTATE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAYMay 4, 2016WHEREAS, commonwealth employees are dedicated public servants who perform their jobs with professionalism, compassion, and pride; andWHEREAS, commonwealth employees are responsible for protecting public safety and health, caring for the less fortunate, enforcing laws, safeguarding the environment, building and maintaining roads, promoting economic growth, licensing professionals and businesses, and preserving historical and cultural resources; andWHEREAS, millions of Pennsylvanians benefit from the services provided each day by commonwealth employees; andWHEREAS, commonwealth employees support Government that Works in Pennsylvania by serving as responsible stewards of taxpayer funds and engaging in efforts to improve operations and enhance service delivery throughout state agencies; andWHEREAS, many commonwealth employees support the well-being of their communities through acts of volunteerism and charity, including contributing millions of dollars to nearly one thousand worthwhile organizations through the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) and donating hundreds of gifts to families and seniors through the Holiday Wish Program; andWHEREAS, on behalf of all Pennsylvanians, it is with great pride that I recognize the contributions of commonwealth employees as part of national public employee appreciation efforts during the first week of May.THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim May 4, 2016, as STATE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAY and I encourage all citizens to express gratitude to our state employees for their dedication to public service.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Proclaims May 4 as ‘State Employee Recognition Day’ SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img May 04, 2016last_img read more

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Buxton, Pineda return to lead Twins past White Sox 3-2

first_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Byron Buxton returned with a bang and so did Michael Pineda, rallying the Minnesota Twins past the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.Buxton came off the injured list and had two hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh inning. The Gold Glove center fielder also robbed Edwin Encarnación of a home run in the sixth.Pineda pitched six strong innings, giving up two runs and six hits in his first outing after being suspended 60 games last year for using a banned diuretic. He served the final 36 games of the penalty this season, returning to provide a big boost to Minnesota’s rotation.Caleb Thielbar (1-0) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief after the Twins rallied against Chicago’s bullpen. Matt Wisler got his second career save and first since 2016 with Atlanta.The talented but oft-injured Buxton capped his return from left shoulder inflammation with a single to drive in Nelson Cruz in the seventh.Jimmy Cordero (0-2) permitted two runs in relief of White Sox starter Dallas Keuchel.Tim Anderson had three hits and Eloy Jiménez delivered a two-run double, but Chicago lost for just the third time in 15 games and fell into a tie with Cleveland atop the AL Central.Pineda found his stride last year in his first season with Minnesota following Tommy John surgery. He was 7-1 with a 2.76 ERA in 11 starts before his suspension for a diuretic was announced in September. He was suspended 80 games before an appeal reduced the punishment to 60 games.Pineda was allowed to work out with the team in the spring and had been pitching at the team’s alternate training site before being activated.His return to the mound got off to a bumpy start.Anderson led off the game with an infield single after he beat Pineda to first base. José Abreu singled and both runners scored on Jiménez’s double. Pineda then retired 11 of the next 12 batters.The big right-hander appeared to hit a wall in the fifth when he allowed a pair of hits and a walk to load the bases, but he got Abreu to ground out weakly to end the inning.The Twins scored a run in the fifth and then tied the game in the sixth with a pair of pinch hits. Jake Cave tripled and scored on Luis Arraez’s double.TRAINER’S ROOMWhite Sox: Manager Rick Renteria said he hopes 3B Yoán Moncada is able to return Wednesday after missing his third straight game with lingering soreness in the back of his left leg.Twins: Manager Rocco Baldelli said 3B Josh Donaldson could return “in a matter of a day, I would say, or two” from his strained right calf. Donaldson played an intrasquad game at the team’s alternate site on Monday. He’s missed the past 27 games with the injury after hitting .182 with one homer in his first seven games of the season. COMMENT First Published: 2nd September, 2020 10:56 IST Written Bycenter_img Last Updated: 2nd September, 2020 10:56 IST Buxton, Pineda Return To Lead Twins Past White Sox 3-2 Byron Buxton returned with a bang and so did Michael Pineda, rallying the Minnesota Twins past the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak. Associated Press Television News LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

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