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first_imgJuly 31, 2019 /Local News, Sports News – Local Former Jazz Great Bryon Russell To Visit Nephi, Richfield, Monroe Tags: Byron Russell/Nephi City/Red Hills Elementary School/Richfield High School/South Sevier High School FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSOUTH CENTRAL Utah-Former Utah Jazz star Byron Russell, a key component in the franchise’s back-to-back runs to the NBA Finals in the late 1990’s, will be visiting various places in the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network coverage area.August 8, he will visit South Sevier High School at 11:00 am and  Richfield High School at 12:30 pm and there will be autographs and pictures upon request.He will then visit Nephi’s Red Hills Elementary School August 9 at 1:00 pm. There will be autographs and pictures as well. Those who attend at Nephi need to enter the school at the east side (the back side). Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

first_imgMartin Pagliughi, director of the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management, touts the importance of the county’s reverse 911 system. Cape May County will be testing its Code Red system on June 7 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program is a reverse 911 system to notify residents during major storms or disasters. Roughly 100,000 people who have signed up for the service in Cape May County will get the message via a phone call, text or email.County officials use the Code Red system to warn residents and visitors during a major storm or in a similarly significant event.“We did a test last year that went well, but it is important to ensure that our equipment and software is working properly every year,” said Martin Pagliughi, the director of the Office of Emergency Management. “Testing the system now lets us know that in the event of a serious storm, we can inform residents and visitors of emerging situations.”County officials are notifying the public ahead of time so there is no concern that there is a real emergency when the test goes off. The message will make it clear that a test is being conducted and no actual emergency is taking place.“We take being prepared very seriously here in Cape May County,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton, who is the liaison to the Office of Emergency Management. “We have seen in New Jersey what a major storm event can do. Having a direct connection via this Code Red system allows us to be as timely as possible with information to residents.”If residents or visitors want to self-register for Code Red alerts they can do so on the Emergency Management website for Cape May County at The system will accept home numbers, cell phone numbers and email addresses. Just click the Code Red icon on that page.last_img read more

first_imghim! has just spoken to 1,400 custo-mers while they are buying food and drink items from outlets of Burger King, Pret A Manger, Greggs and Subway. Only 6% of customers are currently buying an item that they didn’t intend to buy on arrival.So what can actually you do to encourage customers to spend more in your outlets?They asked:What would appeal to customers if offered by the store?Information about calorie or fat content of food 32%Nutritional information about food 26%More seating 24%Wi-Fi/internet available 22%Television in-store 15%Meal deal 9%Which of the following would you consider buying if offered in this store?Smoothies 15%Newspapers 13%Chocolate bars 10%Cereal bars 6%Ready meal to heat up later 5%Kids sweets 3%Branded sandwiches (eg Ginsters) 2%Time to check out the competition?If you want to get more customers into your outlet, then you may want to check out the competition and understand why they have been so successful.When him! asked food-to-go customers where they received excellent customer service they said:Pret A Manger 21%Greggs 19%Subway 17%McDonald’s 9%My local independent sandwich shop/café/coffee shop 8%Would you and your staff benefit from a trip down to the local competition? Look at things through your customers’ eyes. Why are these retailers rated so highly by customers?Well a big factor is that these retailers are particularly good at being super-efficient and serving customers very quickly, while maintaining a friendly but professional manner towards them.For more information on him!’s Food-to-go tracking programme please contact [email protected] 07912 717 567 or visit read more

first_imgI’m delighted to be here at this day to celebrate the changemakers.I came here on the Tube. I was unable to get past Parliament Square, because a statue was being unveiled to Millicent Fawcett, herself a great changemaker.And I have the pleasure of meeting and working with changemakers every single day. In the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport we think of ourselves as the department of the future.Changemakers in the world of culture, and of course digital transformation, are having a phenomenal impact. And this is a pace of change that the world has never seen before.I like to think of it this way.The pace of change that we are living through now is in fact the slowest pace of change that we will experience for the rest of our lifetimes.So as new technologies, like artificial intelligence and others, get exponentially faster, these changes will only accelerate.But the flipside of this is that the impact on our lives is getting greater and greater.And I just wanted to address the impact this has from the point of view of somebody in Government.I came to Government having started life in the tech sector, and understanding the impact of these changes on businesses.Governments have an opportunity now to create an environment that supports businesses – and tech businesses in particular – and create appropriate norms and rules for the online world.This balance between the two is critical in a way that it wasn’t even a few years ago.Making sure that the ethics, the norms and the rules are in place, to ensure the positive development of technology for mankind, whilst also supporting mission critical innovation.And today I want to go into three areas where I think that our focus needs to be laserlike to make this happen, and to give changemakers the help that they need.Firstly, the right business environment. Secondly, the right talent. And thirdly, the right ethics. And I think we need all three if we’re going to get it right.Business environmentFirst, governments around the world need to set the conditions not just for a thriving digital economy but also one that generates positive social change.Now, I am a deep believer that business is a force for good in the world. Successful businesses are those which solve other people’s problems, and in fact solve other people’s problems so well that they’re paid to do so. Ensuring that we have a positive business environment is critical.And I think increasingly more and more businesses – in the UK and beyond – are thinking deeply about their social purpose and integrating that into their core strategy.We have seen an acceleration in recent years of digital social enterprises doing brilliant work.Take one example, Zinc VC – it’s an incubator, building new companies to solve the developed world’s toughest social issues, like mental health and loneliness, through the application of new technology.There are new companies connecting volunteers with people in their area who aren’t always able to cook for themselves, commercial financial platforms that help people to become debt free, and apps that allow tuition and healthcare to be given to people in remote areas of the world.This Tech for Good sector is a critical part of the development of new technology in a way that is both commercially and socially good – and it is growing fast.Government clearly has a role here.Big Society Capital, the world’s first wholesale social investor fund was set up five years ago by the Government. And it has already committed a billion to social sector organisations.We are continuing to look at how we can expand this throughout the economy.And what I find interesting is, having been a minister now for five years, starting in the Business Department, is that the conversation around the inclusive economy, and the need to rise to major social challenges, is now higher on the agenda than it ever has been. And I think that the UK is leading the world.But it isn’t just about the businesses that are explicitly about solving social problems as well, but also about making sure that we’re at the cutting edge of the development of new technologies, including clean growth, and Artificial Intelligence.In these areas we face a grand challenge, to make sure that Britain is leading the world and making sure that the development of new technologies happens here.That allows us to have influence over the unlocking of this technology.And that brings me to talent and ethics.TalentIf we want to create the right business environment, we’ve got to get the talent right too.Because technology and automation will have a radical impact on the workplace. There is no point in trying to hold back the tide.We understand the big debate around the impact of technology but I think that there is a growing consensus on this.The challenge we have is to ensure that we embrace the new jobs that are created by that technology, and that we give people the skills they need; and crucially support those who need to retrain.And here I think that Britain, in many ways, leads the world.From making coding in the curriculum compulsory at school age, through to supporting a more flexible labour market and to expanding digital training for adults, we have a far-reaching programme to support people whose jobs are being disrupted by technology.And part of this is the need to embed these digital skills far and wide.It is, in a way, easy, especially here in the centre of London, to focus on the need for high-end tech skills, and of course this is mission critical.But we need to have a full-spectrum approach to getting the talent that we need, to make sure that everybody can participate, and, right up at the top, that we can continue to be the most advanced nation in the world.And part of doing that is making sure that our tech industry itself is more representative of the country as a whole.To address this, we are working with industry to support the Tech Talent Charter.There is a lack of gender diversity in our tech industry. That brings with it two problems.The first is that if you’re only fishing in half the pond you’re only going catch half the fish, and the shortage of digital skills that our country needs means that we need to expand the net and fish in the whole pond.But the second reason that this is important is that I have never seen a decision made where the quality of decision making hasn’t been improved by diversity of thought in the room.So both to improve the diversity of thought and the quality of decisions, and to ensure that we can fulfill the challenge of filling the skills gap, we need to ensure that we get better diversity in this industry.Over two hundred companies, from international giants like Microsoft and BT, right through to start-ups, have signed up for this, as have Government departments too.This means filling digital, data and technology roles across the economy, and indeed across Government, so we can be more reflective of the country we serve.We can’t be a truly digital nation until we have a skilled, hi-tech workforce that makes use of all of the available talent.EthicsAnd that brings me onto the third and the final principle that I wanted to touch on. And that’s the importance of answering the deep and searching ethical questions posed by new technology.Let’s take AI as an example. It presents some incredible opportunities. The faster and more accurate diagnosis of illnesses, smarter energy use to protect the planet and technology to detect terrorist videos as soon as they are uploaded and before they are viewed.But while the digital revolution promises these vast benefits, it also raises challenging questions.Is it right, for example, for companies to predict our sexuality and ethnicity and tailor their services as a result?Is it right to have an algorithm to dictate who should be saved in a car crash?And what do we do if coding starts to reflect and replicate the unconscious biases that exist in society today?These are not questions that we can write off as philosophical puzzles. They are now real policy questions, being discussed in Parliament and in courtrooms in years to come.We’ve recently embarked on a world first, setting up a Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. This is an independent advisory body with a bold and ambitious remit to look far and wide to identify the measures we need to make sure we have ethical and innovative use of data and to make sure that AI flourishes.Critically, it will advise on what we need to do in law and on our statute book.But the frameworks and the standards that it will produce on a non-statutory basis will be just as important.And getting the ethics right around AI is mission critical to its success because it soon will be an integral part of the way we live and work and study. So it is vital that we get this right.ConclusionSo the message I want to leave you with today is this.Whenever people try to hold back the changemakers they will lose, and this is especially true when it comes to technology.Whether it’s the Luddites smashing up the early textile machinery, or the horse and cart drivers who protested the Victorian railways or those who rallied against commercial TV in the UK, history tells us that we can’t fight new technology, but we can shape it.So I’m on the side of the disruptors. There isn’t a single business model out there that can’t be improved over time through the transforming power of technology.Because the marketplace of ideas is the best thing for customers.It means a race to the top in how we make services better and products easier, faster and more efficient. And ultimately benefit our fellow man. And it creates wider benefits for society as a whole.So blessed are the changemakers.And it is the role of governments across the world to give them what they need to succeed. And that’s what we plan to do.last_img read more

first_imgSource: Good In BreadA sourdough subscription service is being rolled out across London following a successful pilot.Called Good in Bread, the service was launched by former Warner music employee Emily Caron and sees a sourdough ‘loaf of the week’ delivered to subscribers. It follows a six-week trial this summer.The French-American mum-of two, whose father runs a global industrial baking business in France, developed the idea after struggling to access what she describes as good quality sourdough during lockdown, leading her to test the idea out on friends and family.Her creations include Nutty but Nice, a hazelnut & cranberry sourdough; The Loaf Story, a Nordic rye with sunflower seeds and rye flakes; Labour of Loaf, which features a dark woody crust; ‘Eat Pray Loaf’, a seeded loaf said to be loaded with Omega 3s; and the ‘Hearty Loaf’, made from soaked overnight oats.The organic loaves are baked in north west London using artisan methods and weigh between 750g and 800g. The bread is handcrafted, using natural yeast or starters, and a long cold fermentation to enable the dough to rise naturally for 48 hours.Subscribers pay £6.50 per week for one loaf or £12 for a twice-weekly delivery. The bread is either sliced to post through a standard letterbox or unsliced and delivered in a loaf-sized parcel (see below). Each package contains instructions on how to store the bread, as well as recipe ideas and suggestions on how to reduce food waste.The loaves are delivered by bicycle across London in biodegradable cardboard and the ‘freezer-friendly’ slice pouches are made from 100% biodegradable plastic.One-off loaves are also available to buy online.“Growing up in France, I was lucky enough to have access to fresh bread every day,” Caron told British Baker. “My father was religious about having fresh bread in our house at all times but on weekends, we woke up to fresh baguettes, croissants and ficelle, which was the ultimate treat.”Speaking about Good in Bread, she added: “We are ensuring that Londoners can always have fresh and yummy bread – especially at a time when we are spending more and more time at home.” Source: Good In Breadlast_img read more

first_imgCheryl Best works hard, even by Harvard standards. The College junior takes a full courseload each semester to fulfill the requirements of her concentration, psychology, and her secondary field of study, the classics. During the week, Best is a research assistant at Harvard’s Social Neuroscience and Psychopathology Lab, where she aids a study of the relatives of people diagnosed with schizophrenia. On weekends, she puts in two eight-hour shifts with the mentally ill at McLean Hospital. An independent student, Best picks up extra cash working late nights as assistant manager at the Quad Grille.But when Winter Break came around, Best decided to go home to Arizona and do something really difficult for most Harvard College students: slow down.“When I got back from school, I did a lot of sleeping and lounging around,” Best said. “I was so busy during the semester — working at least 40 hours a week at three different jobs on top of being a full-time student — that it felt unbelievably good to do nothing. Since then, I’ve been reading fun books rather than textbooks, baking, and going on rides out in the desert with family.”College officials applaud students like Best, who choose to spend Winter Break away from campus, where they can recharge and reconnect with loved ones. The officials say that the “nothing” that undergraduates often think they’re doing — sleeping, eating well, having fun, and tending to relationships — is actually vital for academic success, and for physical and mental health.“The academic year at Harvard is rigorous,” said Suzy Nelson, the College’s dean of student life. “When a student comes, they dedicate their mind, body, and spirit to learning. We see how many activities that our undergraduates are involved in. It’s exhilarating, but it can also be exhausting. All people, if they’re thinking about staying well and healthy, need to take a break.”Paul Barreira, director of behavioral health and academic counseling at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, said he and his colleagues at Harvard University Health Services supported the adoption in 2009 of a new academic calendar, in part because it gave students substantial time off between semesters. He said the old calendar left undergraduates barely a moment to catch their breath.“With the old schedule, classes would end before the holidays, but students still had lab reports and papers to work on, then two weeks of exams,” he explained. “Maybe you got a few days off for intersession, but there was no meaningful break. Now students finish the work, go home, and have four weeks with no pressure. They can do the things that they enjoy.”Like many of her classmates, Best enjoys spending Winter Break off campus, resting and reconnecting with family and friends back home. Other undergraduates use the time for research or to gain career experience in ways that wouldn’t be possible during the academic term. Antonio Sweet ’13, an engineering sciences concentrator, returned home to Los Angeles so he could explore his interest in energy and infrastructure through an internship at one of the state’s public utility companies.“I’m working for Sempra in their downtown offices,” Sweet said. “I look for and evaluate suppliers owned and operated by minorities, women, and/or disabled veterans in order to give them an equal opportunity to bid for contracts with Sempra. I’m learning a lot about the real world application of my studies, and getting my foot in the door with a company I really want to work for this summer.”Sweet said that because Sempra’s offices are close to home, he also has time for trips to the beach, for all-you-can-eat barbecue in Koreatown, and for playing with his newborn niece. Barreira said students like Sweet often find that Winter Break gives them a chance to do something different.“We’re giving them a month,” Barreira said. “We hope they spend much of that time visiting family, free from pressure. But if there are other things that pique their curiosity, then go do it. There are no requirements. It’s different than being here for reading week and to finish up course work.”Best and Sweet both say that the time they spend off campus will pay dividends when they return. Sweet knows that some of his classmates will come back early for Wintersession (Jan. 13-22), and he’s impressed by the programs and activities that will be offered during that period. He has chosen to stay in Los Angeles, however, because the job experience at Sempra will make his summer planning much less stressful.“While many of my friends are doing on-campus activities that seem like a lot of fun, I know I’ll be able to have a great time with them during the semester,” he said. “Right now, I enjoy being with my family and friends while doing meaningful projects for a great company that I hope makes me a better job candidate in the future.”Best admitted that she’s getting a bit antsy in Morenci, the small Arizona mining town that is home, but said that time away from Harvard increases her appreciation for her College experience. It also makes her eager for the semester’s start.“I live in a small, sheltered community, and I never thought I would have the opportunities in life that I have now,” she said. “Being home takes me to a home within myself, where I can remember why I enrolled at Harvard in the first place and what my goals in life truly are. It helps me to remember my values and my experiences a little better, and to appreciate the amazing experiences I do have at Harvard more after realizing how truly rare and incredible they can be.”last_img read more

first_imgOn Saturday, September 14, from 1 to 7 p.m., students from all over the country and the world will be welcomed to Harvard Square with open arms by alums, fellow students, Harvard administrators, local community leaders, and business owners.The Harvard Graduate Council (HGC), the Harvard-wide graduate student government for the 12 graduate and professional Schools, has coordinated with the Harvard Square Business Association and the city of Cambridge to create a day of celebration and community in Harvard Square – the first of its kind. Streets will be shut down and turned over to student performers, local bands, businesses, and city leaders for an outdoor open house. This event brings together all the stakeholders in the Harvard community for a chance to share, celebrate, meet new friends, and reacquaint with old ones. Performances and a  scavenger hunt will continue until 7 p.m. throughout the Square and Yard.The main stage opening ceremony, located at the corner of Brattle and Church streets, will officially kick off the event at 1 p.m. Marjorie Decker, state representative for the 25th District, is scheduled to give a special welcome to new students and Vice Mayor E. Denise Simmons will bring greetings from the city of Cambridge. All twelve graduate School student presidents will be introduced by Harvard Graduate Council President Philip Harding along with HGC Vice Presidents Sudipta “Nila” Devanath, Karima Ladhani, Leon Liu, Yifan Zhang, Yue Zhang, and Juan Tellez Sandoval.Details and registration: read more

first_img Students receive envelopes with their assigned residencies at noon on Match Day at Harvard Medical School. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer A day unmatched The first day of spring is a time for beginnings. On the Harvard Medical School (HMS) campus, a few daffodils emerge from the ground as snow recedes and the first returning blackbirds chirp their songs. Another new season began Friday inside the Tosteson Medical Education Center. With the ringing of a bell, members of the Class of 2015 tore open the envelopes that revealed where they will spend the next three to seven years of their training in residency programs.The annual ceremony, echoed at medical schools across the country, is part of the special event that is Match Day, when prospective residents learn what their futures hold.Before the bell rang, Holmes Society student Brian Boyle said he was excited to learn what the next phase of his career had in store for him. Boyle was looking for a match in psychiatry. “I had no idea where I’d be now four years ago, and I’m excited to see where I’ll be for the next four years,” Boyle said, before learning he had matched to Massachusetts General Hospital.“I’m looking forward to spending the rest of my career helping people with what I think is the worst kind of human suffering,” he said.Sharing the experienceMatching students, along with their relatives and friends, assembled in the Tosteson atrium to celebrate with hugs and high fives, selfies and family photos. Some students were looking for old friends who would be colleagues at their new hospitals. Others contemplated moves across the country, and all were beginning to imagine how their blossoming careers might grow.Grace Eckhoff, a Castle Society student currently researching cholera in Bangladesh, joined Match Day via Skype, with her virtual presence passed around the atrium on a laptop. Michael Kuntz of the Holmes Society carried his 6-month-old baby, Reagan, her yellow hair band matching his smart bow tie.Christina Grassi, a member of the Cannon Society who matched in ophthalmology at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, noted her appreciation for the strong sense of community at HMS that has bonded students and faculty, forming another kind of family.“We don’t walk this road alone,” Grassi said. “Our dreams are shared dreams, which makes the experience even better.”Samsiya Ona, a Peabody Society member originally from Togo, matched in Boston for a joint program in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General.She hopes to become an expert in women’s health, focusing on maternal-fetal medicine. Ona plans to split time between Boston and Togo in the future. “I have two homes now,” she said. “I can’t really deny it.” Nicole Jackson (right) learns she’s going to Boston University Medical Center in Boston. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Katherine Schiavoni calls her father to give him the good news that she’s going to Massachusetts General Hospital. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Harvard Medical School students rejoice in learning where they’re headed to complete their residency programs. Photo by Kiera Blessing Nicole Jackson (center) celebrates her good news. Photo by Kiera Blessing Daniel D. Federman Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School Ronald Arky talks with Samyukta Mullangi, who cries tears of joy. She is heading to University of Michigan Hospital. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Opening doorsEdward Hundert, the Daniel D. Federman, M.D. Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical Education and dean for medical education at HMS, noted that the students have worked hard to get to this point, although the road is not likely to get easier.“The reward for a job well done is another job,” he said.In addition to hard work, the students will need patience and perseverance moving forward, Hundert said.He related a quote from Françoise Gilot, the French painter and author who was a muse to Pablo Picasso and the wife of Jonas Salk. “She said that there are two kinds of doors: doors in space and doors in time. Doors in space you have to look for, but doors in time you have to wait for.”While the students were deeply focused on particular aspects of medicine, they were also interested in more diverse aspects of their careers, and looking forward to finding out which doors would open for them.Neil Kalwani, a student in the Holmes Society, matched in internal medicine at the Brigham. Kalwani said he may pursue a career in primary care, but is also interested in cardiology and oncology, and in health care reform. In addition to completing his M.D. this year, Kalwani is a candidate for a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).“I’m going into residency with an open mind, to see what catches my interest as I move along,” he said.Complex marketThe nationwide match, which pairs students and residency programs around the country, is run by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), a nonprofit organization founded in 1952 by medical students to provide an orderly and fair way to match applicants to U.S. residency positions.The mathematical algorithm used to pair the rank-ordered preferences of students and residency program directors was a basis for Alvin Roth’s share of the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics. Roth, the Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University, is also the Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard University.As students looked to the match for signs that will guide their careers through postgraduate training, other observers watched for signs about the future of the U.S. medical workforce.This year’s match was the largest main residency match in NRMP history. Nearly17,000 U.S. medical school seniors and more than 9,000 other applicants matched to one of the more than 27,000 first-year positions offered in the 2015 match, according to an NRMP statement.The report said the total number of positions offered this year reached an all-time high, with noteworthy increases in the number of primary care programs and positions offered:Internal medicine programs offered 6,770 positions, 246 more than in 2014.Family medicine programs offered 3,195 positions, 86 more than in 2014.Pediatrics programs offered 2,668 positions, 28 more than in 2014.Some of the most competitive specialties included dermatology, medicine/psychiatry, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics/primary care, physical medicine/rehabilitation, and thoracic surgery. All of the vacancies in those specialties were filled, the NRMP statement said.General surgery, neurological surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, and radiation oncology had fewer than five unfilled positions after the matching algorithm was processed, according to the NRMP.How HMS matches upOut of a total of 161 students in the HMS class of 2015, 157 matched in clinical training programs, and four are pursuing nonclinical positions for next year. Just over 50 percent of matching students will spend some part of their training at an HMS-affiliated program, including 43 percent who will be in HMS-affiliated programs for only their specialty training.The HMS Office of Student Affairs noted that it no longer attempts to calculate the number of students going into primary care because it is impossible to predict how many people who train in internal medicine will eventually go into primary care, versus specialty care. In addition, the office noted that there is an emerging trend to create merged residencies or other programs that do not allow easy categorization.This year, 40 students matched in internal medicine (including nine who were designated primary care or global health), 10 matched in pediatrics, five in obstetrics/gynecology, four in family medicine, and two in medicine/pediatrics.last_img read more

first_imgMichael Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, has won the 2018 Princess of Asturias Award in Social Sciences from Spain for his strong work “on the normative foundations of liberal democracy as well as the defense of civic virtues and the diverse ways of conceiving good in our societies.”“In addition to his public vision of justice, he stands out for his criticism of the excesses of the logic of the market and for promoting debate aimed at solving major moral dilemmas,” the jury wrote of Sandel in its citation.Sandel, who joined Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 1980, has written globally influential works on justice, ethics, democracy, and markets. His books, which include “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets,” “Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?” and “The Case Against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering,” have been translated into 29 languages.“At a time when civil discourse and mutual respect face hard times around the world, the humanistic ideals for which the Princess of Asturias Foundation stands matter more than ever,” Sandel said. “I am proud to be associated with the foundation’s mission of promoting cultural understanding and pluralist ideals.”The Asturias is awarded in eight categories, including literature, science, and the arts, and comes with €50,000 (about $59,000) and a Joan Miró sculpture. Previous laureates include Jurgen Habermas, Stephen Hawking, Doris Lessing, and Bob Dylan. Sandel will receive the award Oct. 19 in a ceremony presided over by King Felipe VI of Spain. In a letter to Sandel, the king praised him as being exemplary in “the public use of reason in the search for truth.”Daniel Carpenter, the Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and director of the social sciences program at Radcliffe, called Sandel’s work “principled and never more consequential than now.”“In a world yearning for humane, ethical solutions to our dilemmas, Michael may be the most important global thinker of our times,” Carpenter said. “I have taught Michael’s work for almost 20 years and have studied it for over 30. His insistence upon the development and continuance of fundamentally human commitments — autonomy, community, justice — is ever more relevant, ever more illuminating to students and scholars.”last_img read more

first_imgMichael Yu | The Observer A student reviews informational brochures provided by visiting companies at the Fall Career Expo. The Expo, held in the Joyce Center Fieldhouse, allowed students to meet and interact with prospective employers.Preparing for the event is a long process, Career Center director Hilary Flanagan said in an email.“Basically, as soon as one fair is over, we start planning for the next one,” Flanagan said. “While career fairs are just a small piece of our overall operation, they are extremely time-intensive and visible programs across campus.”Flanagan said the event is important step for students looking to network with companies, as well as to get information about them.“We … hope students will take the opportunity to learn more about the industries and organizations that interest them,” she said.The Career Center offered several tools for students to prepare before the event, such as listing the companies attending on Go Irish and offering resume reviews. During the event, recruiters who are Notre Dame alumni were given a ribbon to wear, allowing students to recognize recruiters who were also graduates.Freshman Charlie Maxwell said he thought chances were slim he would gain an internship from the career fair because he had just started his Notre Dame career, but he still saw a benefit in attending.“It’s still good to shake some hands and just get your name out there so people know who you are and that you’re coming up,” he said. “It’s a good networking opportunity, and a lot of big names are there.”Jaihee Choi, a sophomore double-majoring in economics and applied and computational mathematics and statistics (ACMS), enjoyed meeting the large number of Notre Dame alumni at the career fair.“It was really relatable,” she said. “It was really comfortable, so it made me proud to be at this school, to have so many options for alumni.”The Career Center hosted several other events this week before the Fall Career Expo, such as the Student Organization Reverse Fair, panels with companies and networking events. Flanagan said students who missed the career fair still have plenty of resources.“Students should keep in mind that the Fall Career Expo is just one of the many resources for students to use in their career development,” she said. “The Career Center has countless other resources and programs available throughout the year with some of these same and other industries and organizations represented.”Tags: Career Center, career fair, Fall Career Expo, Joyce Center Notre Dame’s annual Fall Career Expo was held Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Joyce Center. The event hosted over 270 companies, with 2,000 students attending.In a change from past years, the event, organized by the Career Center, only lasted one day. Additionally, the Backstage Pass Program, a chance for first-time fair attendees to arrive at the fair early to see the layout of the event and get tips from some employers, was reinstated.last_img read more