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Lord Paul Drayson, former Labour cabinet minister for Science and self-confessed “car nut” has set the record for a sub-1000kg electric car in his converted Le Mans racer at Elvington airfield.The car owes the technology behind its four YASA-750H motors, each with a capability of delivering 160 kW, to the ‘Energy and Power Group’ from Oxford University Engineering Department. The group, which is primarily interested in sustainable energy research, is headed by Dr. Malcolm McCulloch of Christ Church.Dr. McCulloch commented, “We are very pleased that Oxford could develop leading edge technology that can be successfully pushed to the bleeding edge and break world records that have stood for seventy years!”The Drayson team faced the challenge of making the former le Mans racer lighter than 1000kg, so one of the most important advantages that the Oxford-engineered motor offered was its lightweight design.The previous record for a sub-1000kg electric car was set on the Bonnville Salt Flats in the USA in 1974, by Battery Box General Electric, and had stood at 175mph for thirty-nine years.The new record was set according to FIA regulations, which state that the car must complete two “passes” over a one-mile stretch in a period of one hour; the record-breaking time of 204.2 mph is the average of the top speeds reached on each pass. Speaking on the day of the record-breaking run, Lord Drayson explained that the motivation behind the attempt. He said, “To prove that there’s no reason why an electric car can’t do everything an internal combustion engine can do.”The electric car may yet have some way to go however, as the Bugatti Veyron currently holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest car with an internal combustion engine, with a record of 254.04 mph.However, the new record puts the electric engine considerably closer at the heels of the internal combustion engine in terms of speed, something which must be gratifying to the Energy and Power Group, whose mission statement is ‘researching efficient, low carbon energy systems’. The group’s current research projects focus on smart energy systems and storage, transport and electrical machines.
With the passing of Alberta Matlock last Tuesday, Evansville lost a truly remarkable and respected public servant The former Democratic City Clerk has been missed by visitors to her former office since her health forced her retirement after winning her fifth term in office.There was no easy path in life that smoothed her way to the respected place in Evansvillians’ hearts that she occupied. Marrying young, she didn’t finish high school. As a divorcee with children to care for, Alberta worked in the laundry at the Evansville State Hospital, as a caregiver to the elderly, and as a hostess at Western Ribeye. It was while she was working at the restaurant that she met Betty Knight Smith, who was Vanderburgh County Clerk at the time. Betty saw something exceptional in Alberta and soon offered her a job in the Clerk’s office. Alberta worked there for five years, making quite a good impression on everyone she met there from judges,to attorneys, and the general public. She was efficient, courteous, and friendly toward everyone she encountered regardless of their political affiliation.In 1994, Alberta was urged by her friend and mentor, Betty Knight Smith, to run for City Clerk. Alberta was hesitant at first, concerned that her lack of education would hinder her election. In the end, Betty convinced her that she had the most important qualifications for the office, efficiency, ability to supervise others, and the admiration of nearly everyone she came in contact with. With the assurance that she had job security in the County Clerk’s Office, Alberta decided to run for City Clerk. She won, and the rest is history.She took special delight in performing weddings, trying to make each one special and sometimes keeping in touch with the couples she married. She also took pleasure in swearing in new police officers and firemen. She was the recipient of too many awards to name. Every Christmas her office gave a party and gifts to the children of St. Vincent’s Daycare. Alberta sang beautifully and often won local karaoke contests. She especially loved Patsy Cline. One of her last trips was with her daughter and granddaughters to the Grand Ole Opry.Alberta Matlock was preceded in death by one son. She leaves behind a son, daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, along with many admirers. She will be missed. She Was A Truly Remarkable And Respected Public Servant!FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
She has the most renowned wardrobe on the planet, a legion of fans she calls “Little Monsters,” and multiple Grammy Awards. Now, she has collaborators at Harvard, too.Pop sensation Lady Gaga launched her anti-bullying, youth-empowering Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) at Sanders Theatre on Wednesday during an Askwith Forum sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).The event drew a powerful lineup of anti-bullying advocates, researchers, and celebrities, including a powerhouse trio of women — Gaga, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Gaga was accompanied by her mother and group co-founder Cynthia Germanotta.Lady Gaga visited Harvard, stressing that her new charity will try to inspire a major cultural shift.“What a banner day for Harvard to have all three here in Sanders Theatre combining their power, directing their influence to advance, as the Born This Way Foundation puts it, ‘kindness, bravery, acceptance, and empowerment,’” said Harvard President Drew Faust, who introduced Winfrey. “We are honored to join with you in proclaiming to the world that it gets better.”Gaga was joined by a panel that included author Deepak Chopra, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law Charles Ogletree of Harvard Law School, bullying expert and psychologist Susan Swearer, actor David Burtka, and Alyssa Rodemeyer, the teenage sister of Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old victim of bullying who committed suicide last year.Gaga stressed that her new charity will try to inspire a major cultural shift.“I can’t give you an answer. I can’t say I will solve problems,” said the singer. “It’s a transformative change in culture over time.”An important part of that change, she said, includes the three pillars of the new initiative: skills, safety and opportunity. “I want everyone to feel safe in their community, school, home, whatever city you live in,” and to develop the skills needed to be a “loving, accepting, and tolerant” human being, Gaga told Winfrey.“Once you feel safe in your environment and you acquire the skills to be a loving and accepting person, the opportunities for you are endless to become a great, functioning” part of society.Using technology creatively to get her message across will be another vital part of the new initiative, said Gaga.“It’s going to take a really long time, and if anyone knows how to get a message out there, it’s me.”Winfrey took the stage to interview the singer about her plans. Gaga’s initiative, Winfrey said, speaks to the innate human desire for acceptance and validation that she saw time and again during her work as a television interviewer.“I believe that every human being on the planet comes with the inherent divine right to be himself and herself,” Winfrey said. “That’s what we’re here to do: to fulfill the highest expression of ourselves as human beings.”The nonprofit organization is partnering with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society to address issues of self-confidence, anti-bullying, mentoring, and career development through research, education, and advocacy, in large part by harnessing the power of the Internet.“We are coordinating a research network to help inform the foundation as it carries out its work,” said Berkman Center co-director John Palfrey in an interview earlier in the day.Palfrey and the Berkman’s Danah Boyd will serve as research fellows for the foundation and work closely on the initiative with the center’s executive director, Urs Gasser, as well as its Youth and Media Project.The decision to launch the foundation at Harvard was somewhat serendipitous, according to Kathleen McCartney, dean of HGSE and Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood Development, who spoke at the start of the event. HGSE had already planned to invite Gaga to an Askwith Forum to celebrate her ongoing work in anti-bullying and youth-empowerment advocacy before it knew of the foundation, McCartney said.“All of us who care about young people are fortunate to have Lady Gaga getting us on the right track,” McCartney said. “We’re so proud she has chosen to launch her foundation today at Harvard.”The singer and her mother took part in other events on campus Wednesday organized around the foundation launch. Germanotta visited Harvard Law School in the morning to participate in a discussion with more than 75 researchers, activists, teachers, and funders around the topic of youth empowerment. Later in the day, Gaga and her mother stopped at HGSE, where they took part in an anti-bullying summit that included students from Massachusetts and California.The foundation was created, its website states, “to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated,” and it is “dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a braver, kinder world.“This is the beginning of a journey that we will all take together,” said Germanotta.It was also a dream come true for a select group of Gaga’s fans. Boston-area high schoolers and student leaders from the California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities Program (a sponsor of BTWF along with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation) lined the front rows of the event.
Harvard neighbor Boston College (BC) celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, providing an opportune time for the Jesuit institution to reflect on the enduring, necessary struggle between scholarship for social good and inquiry for its own sake, President Drew Faust said on Wednesday.“At their best, universities maintain a creative tension, tackling the purposeful and the apparently pointless with equal delight,” she told a crowd of trustees, faculty, alumni, and friends in BC’s Robsham Theater. Harvard and BC must keep sight of that goal “in a world where the measure of things so often trumps the meaning of things, and the practical, immediate uses of knowledge so often overshadow the larger, more enduring purposes of education.”Faust had crossed the Charles River to the Heights to kick off the college’s Sesquicentennial Speaker Series and to receive the first of three Sesquicentennial Medals that BC will award this year in celebration of its milestone.She spoke following the college’s celebratory Mass for 20,000 guests at Fenway Park — “a hard act to follow,” she said.Faust was honored for her leadership in higher education and for her Civil War scholarship, work that “has illuminated events of the past, enhancing our understanding of the present,” said Kathleen M. McGillycuddy, chair of BC’s board of trustees, as BC President William P. Leahy presented Faust with her award.Faust echoed that aim in her lecture, calling for a broad effort among institutions of higher education to look beyond the “myopic present” and address questions of how to live and how to shape a better future for civilization.“Certainly, our budgets must balance, our operations must be efficient — but we are not about the bottom line, not about just the next quarter, not even about who our graduates are the day they leave our walls,” she said. “Our task is to illuminate the past and shape the future, to define human aspirations for the long term.”Her message wasn’t so different from the call-to-arms that Harvard President Nathan M. Pusey delivered to the BC community 50 years ago for its centennial, when he lamented that the two schools’ “common task … does not get easier with the passing centuries.” Indeed, the debate over both who and what higher learning is for extends back to BC’s founding during the Civil War, Faust said.Then, as now, Americans were pursuing higher education in unprecedented numbers. As college leaders dealt with this new demand, they struggled to integrate a newfound research agenda with a traditional model of education that aimed to cultivate character.“In what was widely seen to be an increasingly materialistic age, the affirmation of the transcendent purposes of learning came to seem imperative,” Faust said, citing leading Catholic thinker Cardinal John Henry Newman’s characterization of the struggle between “useful knowledge” and “liberal knowledge.”“In Boston, the argument played out between Boston College and Harvard, in a battle of words whose fierceness would have done the Beanpot rivalry proud,” she added to laughter, mentioning Boston’s annual hockey tournament.Today, as a college degree becomes an ever-more-necessary credential for success — and as universities continue to play a central role in producing cutting-edge research — leaders must not lose sight of the aim of learning and teaching for its own sake, Faust said.“The scholarship that has served as the beating heart of the research university is exploration based on curiosity,” she said. “Without such scholarship, without zones of contemplation, with only prescribed purposes and goals, we will underemphasize the questions that most concern us, our lives, our mysteries.”As the decades have passed, BC’s founding principle — “that an education is not just about knowledge, but also about how to live a life” — seems more relevant than ever, Faust concluded.“Yours is a great university, an institution that in a century and a half has never lost sight of its larger purposes,” Faust said. “It is a privilege to celebrate with you that singular achievement and to honor the Jesuit commitment to scholarship, justice, and service. They are all needed today just as urgently as they were 150 years ago.”
The Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) is committed to assisting all members of the Harvard community in providing for their own safety and security. Harvard’s annual security report, prepared in compliance with The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), is titled “Playing it Safe” and can be found on the HUPD’s website.“Playing it Safe” includes information about the HUPD, how to report a crime, HUPD’s crime prevention programs, substance abuse, sensitive crimes, emergency notifications, and other important information about security and HUPD services on campus. It also contains three years of statistics on reported campus or campus-related crimes. A hard copy of “Playing it Safe” may be obtained by contacting the HUPD at 1033 Massachusetts Ave., sixth floor, Cambridge, Mass.
On Dec. 9 the members of the Faculty Council heard a proposal to create a joint program in jazz with the Berklee College of Music. They also voted to endorse the report of the Committee to Study the Importance of Student Body Diversity and heard a presentation on the arts and humanities framework courses.The council next meets on Jan. 27. The preliminary deadline for the Feb. 2 meeting of the faculty is Jan. 19 at noon.
Courtesy of Ted Mandell In “Regular Poor Asian,” student filmmaker Kenny Xu, who contributed to two films that will be featured in the festival, explores Asian representation in the entertainment industry.All of the films created by students in film, television and theatre (FTT) production classes over the previous spring and fall semesters were considered for the film festival. Out of an estimated 75 projects, 12 films were chosen to be featured.Ted Mandell, film professor and faculty organizer of the annual festival, chooses the films to be included in the festival with input from the other faculty members who teach production classes.Mandell said he looks to include films representing a variety of genres, but time constraints also affect the films chosen. The films range from four to 14 minutes, and include works across varying levels of experiences — from introductory to to advanced production classes.This year, Mandell said, some students have taken a more personal take on the topics they are covering.“There’s some soul searching going on in some of these films,” Mandell said. “I would hope the student body sees a bit of themselves in many of the films.”Hopkirk’s film in particular aims to spark a conversation to normalize the idea that perfection is unattainable — which is OK, she said.The title of her film, “Don’t Be Afraid to F*** Up,” is a nod to one of the main rules of improv comedy by which Hopkirk and her friends in the Humor Artists improv comedy group abide. Although Hopkirk initially began interviewing her friends in the Humor Artists to feature their personal experiences at the University, she decided she needed to take a different approach to her film.“I realized it wasn’t going to be a great story if I just showed I was capable of turning on a camera and interrogating people,” Hopkirk said.Filming herself in front of the Dome, Hopkirk decided to discuss her own insecurities and worries openly and honestly, and that footage is woven throughout her film.“It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done at this school,” Hopkirk said. “It’s hard enough to admit something to yourself. It’s even harder to say it out loud and in public, and then in public in front of a camera, and then show that to your professor and to your classmates.”Senior Kenny Xu, who worked on two films which will be featured in the festival, also took on a more personal topic with his documentary, “Regular Poor Asian.” The film features comedian Michael Nguyen, known for his podcast “Asian not Asian” and explores Asian representation in the entertainment industry.“I hope it makes people focus on Asian people, so people are more aware of a whole race of people in America that you don’t see that often in media or see in unconventional roles, but I also know you can’t tackle those issues in 10 minutes,” Xu said.While Xu flew to New York to meet Nguyen for the documentary, senior Kilian Vidourek traveled to Portland, Oregon, to interview a musician who turns old cassettes and tape recorders into music. Vidourek said he has been following the musician — who goes by the stage name Amulets — for the past few years, and was interested in getting a glimpse into his daily life and creative process.“I want people to see how something so beautiful can come from the recycled and reimagined,” Vidourek said. “I want people to feel how inspired and awestruck I always was when listening to his music.”As a number of the featured films in the past go on to be selected for national and international film festivals, Mandell said the festival serves as a launching pad for students to pursue careers in the entertainment industry, and many filmmakers go on to careers at Netflix, Dreamworks, Universal and more.“We’re trying to promote creativity in our students and I think you’ll see that in all these films,” Mandell said. “To be creative and have a creative vision is really important no matter what career you go into.”The annual student film festival begins Friday at 7 p.m, and continues on Saturday and Sunday with showings at 3 and 7 p.m. on both days. Tickets are $7 for the public, $5 for faculty, staff and seniors and $4 for students.Tags: Department of Film Television and Theatre, Documentary, Film, Notre Dame Student Film Festival After years of trying to remain behind the camera, senior Gretchen Hopkirk forced herself into the spotlight quite literally, setting up a tripod in front of the Golden Dome.Looking inward for her subject matter, Hopkirk decided to produce a film discussing her relationship with her friends, the University and herself, which was chosen to be featured in Notre Dame’s annual student film festival this weekend (Editor’s Note: Hopkirk is a video producer for The Observer).
Although Molly Brown was snubbed in the category of Best Musical in the 1961 Tony Awards race, leading lady Tammy Grimes picked up a trophy (shockingly in the featured category!). On the big screen, Debbie Reynolds received an Oscar nomination in the role. Three-time Tony nominee Dick Scanlan has written this new adaptation of the musical, reworking Morris’ book and adding previously-unheard songs by Willson. Interestingly, Scanlan first made a name for himself when he adapted Morris’ screenplay for Thoroughly Modern Millie into a Tony-winning hit Broadway musical. Molly Brown is back! The long-brewing new staging of the 1960 Broadway musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown is ready to set sail. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall, the revival will kick off the 2014-2015 season at the Denver Center Theatre Company in September. Based on the real rags-to-riches story of one-time Denver resident Molly Brown, a famous survivor of the Titanic tragedy, The Unsinkable Molly Brown originally featured a book by Richard Morris and score by Meredith Willson, creator of The Music Man. View Comments No casting has been announced for the Denver premiere. Kerry O’Malley and Marc Kudisch (as love interest J.J. Brown) headlined a reading of the show in Denver in 2009, and Sutton Foster later played the role in New York City readings, opposite both Craig Bierko and Kudisch at different times. The Unsinkable Molly Brown will play from September 12 through October 26, 2014 at the Denver Center. Will it swim to Broadway next? Stay tuned!
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If you are like many of us at NAFCU, you likely have some thoughts on how you can do things better in 2016.With that in mind, here are some thoughts about the “future.”If you haven’t read it yet, please consider paging through The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Here’s the short and dirty overview. Humans are terrible at predicting the future. Massive changes overcome us, that no one saw coming. All you can do is be flexible, forward-thinking, and constantly scanning the horizon for signs of change.We often want big changes. But small changes can have an amazing impact on the future. What does a 1% increase in loans look like, compounded year-after-year? Here’s what it looks like. Look at the graph below, and ask yourself this: What can we improve by one percent next year? continue reading »