HILT Cultivation Grant awards announced

first_imgThe Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) awarded three Cultivation Grants of up to $200K to projects toward:Assessing curricular innovation (HMS). Edward Krupat, Richard Schwarzstein, Jeremy Richards, Amy Sullivan, and David Roberts will evaluate the impact of curriculum renewal at HMS and develop a model for educational assessment by analyzing student data of cohorts from both the previous curriculum and the new curriculum being implemented in 2015. Read Full Story Scaling a digital teaching fellow program (FAS). Dan Smail, Ann Blair, and Rowan Dorin (history) will expand the digital teaching fellow program from one to at least seven departments in the humanities and social sciences, pairing students with faculty to develop a variety of course-related digital projects, encouraging pedagogical experimentation in digital active learning, multimedia assignments, and unique faculty-student collaboration.Cultivation Grants are designed to extend promising educational innovations into new intellectual and institutional contexts, and to investigate the potential of their wide-scale adoption across the University.HILT received 25 exciting, diverse proposals this past winter. Applicants participated in events designed to provide formative feedback from fellow applicants and members of the Harvard community, with the option to revise based on this feedback. A faculty selection committee selected eight finalists to present before the committee in April.center_img Integrating online behavioral research modules into the classroom (FAS, SEAS). Ken Nakayama (psychology), Krzysztof Gajos (computer science), and Ryan Enos (government) will create Web-based modules for a variety of classroom contexts that can be utilized flexibly by students and instructors to actively participate in behavioral research.last_img read more

Universities and Slavery: Bound by History, March 3, 2017

first_imgThe Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study today announced the conference program for “Universities and Slavery: Bound by History” on Friday, March 3, 2017.Slavery was intertwined with the founding and growth of Harvard. The relationship was neither accidental nor exceptional.This daylong conference explores the connections between universities and the institution of slavery—across the United States and around the globe—and examines what the relationship means for the present and the future. Journalist and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates will deliver the keynote address and then join in conversation with Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust.This conference is free and open to the public. Registration is required and will be online in January 2017. This event will be webcast live and available online afterwards. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Long Island Snow Storm: Up to 14 Inches Possible

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Accuweather.comThe forecast for the arctic-blast-accompanied winter storm heading toward Long Island on Tuesday has worsened, with eight-to-10 inches of snow now expected and up to 14 inches on the East End.The winter storm watch has been upgraded to a winter storm warning between noon Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday, meaning severe winter weather conditions are expected, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.“Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous,” the agency said in a statement. “Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”The flakes are forecast to start falling Tuesday afternoon, with the heaviest accumulations expected during the evening—making the Tuesday night rush-hour commute a mess—before tapering off overnight into Wednesday morning.Temperatures are expected to hover around 20 with wind gusts of up to 35 mph, making it feel below zero when the temps drop into the teens after sundown.Visibility of a ¼ mile or less are possible at times, although the weather service stopped short of terming the storm a blizzard.Forecast warned of the possibility of frost bite for those not dressed appropriately. The return of the arctic air mass known as the polar vortex is expected to follow the storm and likely bring with it subzero wind chills Tuesday into Wednesday, forecasters said.Temps will stay in the 20s after the storm passes Thursday and Friday and hover in the 30s through next weekend, when the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies.A meteorologist said Nichols Road, connecting Port Jefferson on the North Shore and Patchogue to the south, is the expected line between the lesser amounts to the west and the more than a foot of snow forecast for the Twin Forks.last_img read more

5 ways Mint.com is stealing your customers

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Some retail bankers think that Mint.com complements their efforts and have even invited account holders to use the service. What these bankers don’t know is that Mint has positioned themselves as a threat to traditional banking and is quietly pulling account holders away.by: Jim MarousAs the main frontrunner to the online personal financial management movement, Mint.com has had a lot of time to grow. The company was founded in 2006, acquired by Intuit in 2009, and has recently undergone a fresh redesign. In addition, they acquired Check last year and have expanded their services to help consumers effortlessly see their credit score.All of this growth is good for Mint users and potentially bad for financial institutions. And yet many financial institutions still don’t see Mint as a threat. In fact, some banks and credit unions even encourage their account holders to sign up for Mint.com to track their finances — a suggestion that could easily backfire on financial institutions.Below are five ways that Mint.com can threaten banks and credit unions. In this list, I walk through a fictional scenario where an account holder at ACME Bank has signed up with Mint at the suggestion of ACME. continue reading »last_img read more

Industrial: Air inferiority

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Indonesia launches stamps to mark 75th Independence Day, COVID-19

first_imgIndonesia has released four new series of special stamps that cover President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, the 75th anniversary celebrations, the COVID-19 pandemic and musical artists.The release of the stamps was initiated by the Communications and Information Ministry.Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said that postage stamps had always been a part of historical events in Indonesia. “A stamp is not just a payment method for postal delivery. It can also be a medium to capture special and historical moments,” said Ma’ruf during the virtual launch of the stamps on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: Indonesia, China launch special stamps celebrating 70 years of tiesThe series on COVID-19 is an expression of gratitude and appreciation for medical workers, who have been in the front line in the battle against the coronavirus, added the Vice President.Meanwhile, Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate said that the Indonesian musicians series was a nod to them for supporting and helping the nation to curb the coronavirus through their arts.Among the musicians featured in the series are Titiek Puspa, Gesang Martohartono, Gombloh Chrisye and bands Koes Plus, Panbers, God Bless and Bimbo. (aly)Topics :last_img read more

Tottenham vs Arsenal TV channel, live stream, team news, time, odds and head-to-head

first_imgMORE: Ian Wright backs Arsenal to beat Tottenham and makes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract predictionMORE: ‘Are you serious!?’ Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s class response to Tottenham questionFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 Jul 2020 11:36 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Tottenham vs Arsenal TV channel, live stream, team news, time, odds and head-to-head Advertisement Commentcenter_img Head-to-head in last five meetings 01 Sep 2019: Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham – Premier League02 Mar 2019: Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal – Premier League19 Dec 2018: Arsenal 0-2 Tottenham – League Cup02 Dec 2018: Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham – Premier League10 Feb 2018: Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal – Premier League Jose Mourinho and Mikel Arteta are desperate for victory in the north London derby (Picture: Getty Images)Tottenham host Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday afternoon in a vitally important contest for the momentum of both managers, who are looking to build something at their respective clubs.Jose Mourinho has been struggling to find much rhythm at Spurs and they sit 10th in the table after a turgid draw with Bournemouth last time out.Mikel Arteta has been picking up results, with three wins and a draw in his last four Premier League outings, which keeps them in hope of a European place, now eighth in the division.This will be the first time the Portuguese and the Spaniard have met as managers.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhat time is Tottenham vs Arsenal?The match kicks-off at 4.30pm on Sunday 12 July at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Tottenham vs Arsenal TV channel and live streamThe game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League with coverage following the Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace contest.Subscribers can stream the action on Sky Go or on the Sky Sports app, while non-subscribers can watch through a Sky Sports Pass on Now TV.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityTottenham vs Arsenal team newsSpurs have concerns in defence with Eric Dier suspended, while Juan Foyth and Japhet Tanganga remain out, however, the rest of the squad is fit and available.Arsenal are still missing Bernd Leno, Calum Chambers, Gabriel Martinelli and Pablo Mari through injury.Matteo Guendouzi is being left out due after falling out with Mikel Arteta, while it is not clear what is going on with Mesut Ozil, but he is unlikely to be involved.Eddie Nketiah is suspended after being sent off against Leicester last time out.Tottenham vs Arsenal odds7/4 Tottenham23/10 Draw17/10 ArsenalOdds courtesy of Betfair Advertisementlast_img read more

Broadbeach property sells for $1.35 million just hours before auction

first_img8/47-51 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach sold for $1.35 million.A BROADBEACH apartment was snapped up for $1.35 million five hours before it was scheduled to go under the hammer.Harcourts Coastal agent Katrina Walsh said the Gold Coast buyer did not want to compete with other bidders for the property on the fourth level of the Eclipse building.“He saw the opportunity and went for it before auction,” Ms Walsh said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“Eclipse is a quiet residential-only beachfront complex and it’s probably the newest building in Broadbeach on the beachfront.” 8/47-51 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach.The two-bedroom two-bathroom luxury apartment features generous living and dining space that opens out to an expansive covered outdoor entertaining area. The complex also offers a pool, gymnasium and entertaining areas.Ms Walsh has had a busy few weeks – she also sold the Eclipse penthouse for $2.35 million within seven days of hitting the market and a skyhome in Coolangatta for $2.8 million under the hammer. 8/47-51Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach.last_img read more

Renovated character home offers masterful dual living

first_imgThe home has been renovated from top to bottom.The two-storey house now has a living, dining and kitchen area on the ground floor, along with a powder room and a laundry with plumbing for two washing machines. There is also a master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite and a second bedroom with built-in robe on the ground level. Upstairs there is a second open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, a family bathroom, three bedrooms with built-in robes and a home office. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Outside there is a wraparound veranda upstairs and a covered patio area downstairs. The wraparound veranda gets lovely breezes“There is so much space on the veranda and the afternoon breezes through Kalinga are sensational,” Mr Hunt Cosgrove said. The home has luxury fittings and new pluming, gas and electrical connections throughout. “Most of my building experience is in luxury homes so I’ve included a lot of the features I normally work with such as the sunken bath and LED lighting,” Mr Hunt Cosgrove said. “We also made sure to retain the rustic charm of the Queenslander, which is what I believe inner-city Brisbane needs to preserve.”Mr Hunt Cosgrove said the home would suit an extended family with older children or grandparents living at home.The home is being marketed by Jason Gegg from LJ Hooker Clayfield. The home will be auctioned on April 22 at 10.30am. THIS charming Queenslander has been totally renovated and set up for dual living.Owner-builder Adam Hunt Cosgrove of I Q Construction bought the home at 55 Dawson St, Kalinga with his wife, Michelle, in June 2015. “It was in need of some love and care when we bought it, but it had good bones,” Mr Hunt Cosgrove said. “I gave it a complete makeover but stayed within the footprint of the house.” last_img read more

The Gold Coast’s top 10 most searched suburbs

first_imgRay White Prestige Gold Coast agent Sherry Smith believed interstate buyers were driving demand in Surfers Paradise because lifestyle and prices were attracting them.She said Southport was popular because it was attracting investors and families wanting to be close to schools.Many people were buying a property, then renting it out for a few years before moving in, she said.“A lot of them want to know, what are the returns and what are the cost associations,” she said.“It’s a numbers game as well as (for) the heart.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Southport was the second most searched property on the Gold Coast in the past year.She said some apartments were listed for as little as $300,000 and with cafes, restaurants and the beach so close, people could not go past it.“I’d probably say mainly apartments (were searched) because most people would have that postcard picture of Surfers Paradise in their minds,” she said.“Tourism here is the strongest it’s ever been and I can’t see it slowing down.”MORE NEWS: More buyers turning to Coast’s south She said both suburbs would always be popular among house hunters.Lambert Willcox Estate Agents director Mitchell Lambert said Southport had many different types of properties, from entry-level cottages to prestige mansions.“That’s what sets us apart massively from the other suburbs,” he said.He said the suburb was not always highly sought-after but the popularity of renovations had attracted people to older properties in need of work.“There’s been a big resurgence in the area,” he said.“We’re still selling houses for record prices and they haven’t stopped going up, and why not? It’s a great area.” TOP 10 MOST SEARCHED SUBURBS (number searched Jan-Nov 2018) 1. Surfers Paradise — 267,7092. Southport — 221,4553. Burleigh Heads — 216,4664. Broadbeach — 211,3555. Palm Beach — 194,1766. Robina — 172,5187. Hope Island — 162,4948. Helensvale — 160,8879. Coolangatta — 139,90210. Labrador — 124,319(Source: realestate.com.au) MORE NEWS: Daly Cherry-Evans’ second shot at selling Surfers Paradise was searched in realestate.com.au more times than any other Gold Coast suburb last year.THE Gold Coast’s heart is a paradise for more than just surfers, with new data revealing it is the hottest suburb in the city for property.Latest realestate.com.au data shows Surfers Paradise topped the Glitter Strip’s list of most searched suburbs on the property website.House hunters searched it 267,709 times in the period from January to November last year.Southport came in second with 221,455 searches followed by Burleigh Heads (216,466), Broadbeach (211,355) and Palm Beach (194,176).Harcourts Coastal Broadbeach agent Katrina Keegan, who sells property in Surfers Paradise with colleague Penelope Nicholls, said location and affordability made the suburb so popular.“I would say we’re the most affordable beachside suburb not only in Queensland but Australia,” Mrs Keegan said.last_img read more