Inside Dumbarton Oaks Related Priya Menon ’16 is getting an education on giving.The 21-year-old earned one of Dumbarton Oaks’ new humanities fellowships, which partner young scholars with nonprofit cultural institutions in the Washington, D.C. area to explore the interworking of art, cultural life, and diplomacy.“It’s a fascinating environment because of the urgency of the work,” said Menon, who spends most of her time at the Folger Shakespeare Library. “It’s not that the resources are scarce, but I am thinking about how to do things in the most effective way possible.”An offshoot from a 2015 Wintersession course called “Culture and Power: Art, Philanthropy, and Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century,” the fellowship works this way: Young Harvard College graduates spend a large part of the fall and winter at a partner cultural organization, then work on research projects at Dumbarton Oaks in the spring.“We’ve had a number of highly talented people who have been very committed to the humanities, but didn’t want to pursue another degree directly after college,” said Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin and director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. “We saw a niche for enabling such individuals to broaden themselves by working rather than immediately proceeding to more formal studies, while adding new strings to their bows. Frankly, anything you can do right now that is creative to help the humanities has a built-in multiplier effect.”Dumbarton’s first three fellows are getting a wealth of behind-the-scenes experience, working on projects for the museums and libraries to which they have been assigned. Rebecca Rosen, who graduated Harvard in 2015 with a degree in neurobiology and planned a career in science research, is spending the first half of her fellowship at the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum, where she is marrying her love of science and culture.“In the curatorial department, I’ve been working on an upcoming exhibition, editing object lists, editing floor plans, and helping out however else I can. I’ve also had the chance to work with textiles. On my first day, I went to the Avenir Foundation Conservation and Collections Resource Center for training on a new microscope camera. I have a pretty extensive background in microscopy, which has already proven useful in my work at the museum,” said the 23-year-old. “I applied for this because of my interests in the museum world, specifically in conservation. Now I’m seeing all the work that goes into bringing these pieces to viewers and connecting audiences with art, and I find I’m interested in everything,” Sumru Belger Krody, senior curator at the George Washington Museum and the Textile Museum, said Rosen’s unique combination of intellectual skills has been critical in helping plan an exhibition on late Byzantine and early Islamic textiles (scheduled for spring 2019).“It may sound strange coming from an art historian, but I appreciate her scientific approach to various aspects of preparing the exhibition or creating object lists to organizing information for dissemination to various stakeholders,” Krody said. “There is a science to planning and implementing exhibitions, and her strength in science there brings out the best in exhibition organization. She is in a good place to move to the next step.”In her fellowship work at the Folger, Menon has found that her seemingly disparate passions — math and the humanities — aren’t mutually exclusive. The Michigan native, who graduated Harvard last spring, studies museum audiences who don’t have traditionally strong relationships with the institution.“I’m looking at minority and low socioeconomic communities,” she said. “Some of the work is looking at survey data and crunching numbers; some is talking to people and reading about accessibility and really drilling down on what universal access looks like in practice.”Ziolkowski has no preconceived model of what Dumbarton Oaks expects of its humanities fellows, but he has been delighted by the program’s results so far. He hopes to double the size of the cohort next year.“We want them working hard, being good ambassadors for Harvard, bringing back knowledge and experience, and then — whatever they do ultimately in their careers — having a caring and knowing commitment to the humanities. I suspect if the fellowship succeeds, we will have people who will go into all sorts of different work,” he said.Fellow John Wang, who graduated from Harvard last spring, is working at the National Gallery of Art, helping the museum research upcoming exhibitions for documentary filmmakers.“Just because it’s free doesn’t mean people want to come. There are other barriers — time or they don’t know where to start,” said Wang, who worked as a student guide at the Harvard Art Museums during his junior and senior years. “A very particular audience comes here, and the museum is thinking about how to branch out and diversify.”Last spring, Wang won Radcliffe Institute’s public art competition to design a garden in Radcliffe Yard, and he will spend the upcoming spring semester working with Dumbarton Oaks’ garden and landscape program on an exhibition on pre-modern urban landscapes.Wang has been struck by the public service aspect of the work. He recalled a poignant anecdote a colleague shared about a young adult who first visited the museum as an elementary school student, then returned after more than a decade.“He wasn’t studying art history and didn’t plan to be an artist. But because of the program, he had learned to enjoy being curious about the world and had applied to college. That was powerful,” he said. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWhat could have been a major disaster was put out quick thanks to the fast response of the Alpena Township Fire Department. A garage fire caused a major scare Thursday morning.The Alpena Township Fire Department was dispatched to a single story structure fire around 10:40 am at 3431 Gilbert Circle. When the fire department arrived on scene a wooden construction garage was on fire.According to Alpena Township Fire Chief, David Robbins the fire was put out fast.“They pulled lines and extinguish the fire pretty quickly. What it appeared to was a wooden stove on the inside and it looked like they appeared to be burning some garbage or something in there and it was improper installation,” Robbins said.The owner was present at the time of the fire but luckily no injuries occurred. The Presque Isle Fire Department, Maple Ridge Fire Department, and responding officers for tanker support and water supply assisted the Alpena Township Fire Department.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious 34-Year-Old Woman Dies From Rollover Vehicle AccidentNext Volunteers Create Quilts for Local Vietnam War Veterans
Fulham beat QPR 4-0 at Craven Cottage in SeptemberKick-off: 12.30pm, Saturday 13 February 2016Referee: Tim Robinson (Chichester, West Sussex)Match in a nutshell: QPR host Fulham – who have lost just once in nine matches against Rangers – in the fourth west London derby of the season.Five key battles: Including Grant Hall against Ross McCormackBetVictor.com preview: QPR favourites to win derby clashInjuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: None.Fitness test: Ale Faurlin (thigh).FULHAMRuled out: Ryan Tunnicliffe (hamstring), Cauley Woodrow (broken toe), Marcus Bettinelli (knee).Fitness test: Tim Ream (illness). Possible line-upsQPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Phillips, Luongo, Faurlin, Hoilett; Washington Polter. Subs from: Ingram, Hill, Angella, Robinson, Kpekawa, Yun, Tozser, Doughty, Henry, Chery, Petrasso, El Khayati, Grego-Cox, Mackie.Fulham: Lonergan; Richards, Burn, Amorebieta, Garbutt; Cairney, Ince, O’Hara, Christensen; Dembele, McCormack. Subs from: Lewis, Fredericks, Stearman, Hutchinson, Madl, Ream, Mattila, Parker, Hyndman, Kacaniklic, Labyad, Smith. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: W D D W D (9 points)Home: W D L D D (6 points)Fulham total: D L D L L (2 points)Away: D L L D L (2 points)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 10; Phillips 6; Emmanuel-Thomas 5, Polter 5; Chery 4, Hoilett 4; Onuoha 3; Fer 1, Hill 1.Fulham: McCormack 17; Dembele 11; Kacaniklic 4, Woodrow 4; Cairney 3; Pringle 2, Tunnicliffe 2; Christensen 1, Garbutt 1, O’Hara 1, Smith 1.Last five meetings25 September 2015: Fulham 4 QPR 01 April 2013: Fulham 3 QPR 215 December 2012: QPR 2 Fulham 125 February 2012: QPR 0 Fulham 12 October 2011: Fulham 6 QPR 0QPR 1 win, Fulham 4 wins, 0 drawsSee also:QPR v Fulham: five key battlesFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… So, Sony BMG doesn’t want you to embed that AC/DC concert footage in your blog or grab the audio from that footage as an MP3? They’d probably have a fit if if you stored that footage as an MP4 on your computer and distributed it wherever you liked or – worse yet – remixed it to your heart’s content.Thanks to Tooble.tv, a fascinating tool that plays footsie with all kinds of copyright law, you can do all of the above and more. Only high school students would have the audacity (or sheer naivete) to pull off a stunt like this.That’s right: Tooble was developed by five high school students in Wallingford, Connecticut. We applaud their ingenuity and hope for their continued success, but we are rightfully concerned about the potential uses and the future of this product.Tooble runs as a desktop app. It makes downloading online video and converting it to MP4 files as simple as cutting and pasting a URL. The app also allows for conversion of audio tracks in the videos to stand-alone MP3s. The free version of the software runs on Mac and Windows and allows for YouTube downloads; the Pro version, priced for impulse purchases at around $6, works for a multitude of video-hosting sites.Users can search for videos or browse through the prescribed YouTube categories in the free version of the software.To test the app, we downloaded an embedding-disabled video of Johnny Cash’s The Wall, a song that details a prison experience we hope the creators and users of Tooble won’t have to replicate. Grabbing the MP4 took about a minute. We were able to open the file in our video editor and play around with it a bit. After our remixing was done, we were moreover able to upload our creation to Vimeo: Related Posts jolie odell Tags:#start#startups We’re hard pressed to think of more than a handful of legal use cases for this software. Much like P2P or BitTorrent software, this app creates a maelstrom of legal and moral questions. And calling to mind the sufferings of the Pirate Bay team and Napster, we wonder what’s in store for the kids who created Tooble.What do you think? As much fun as it is to grab others’ videos, do you think users have a legal right to be able to store, remix, and redistribute online video and audio content created by others? Is Tooble.tv essentially software that encourages and enables illegal behavior? Let us know in the comments. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
University of Santo Tomas took sole possession of the second seed early in the UAAP Season 80 women’s basketball tournament after stopping Far Eastern University, 73-67, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Jem Angeles put up 21 points to pace the Golden Tigresses who improved to 3-1, half-a-game behind leader National U that holds a 3-0 card.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ WWE legend Rick Flair vows to ‘never drink again’ after near-death experience LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Anjel Aries was a reliable second option for UST as she finished with 18 points while Sai Larosa did the dirty work with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double.Valerie Mamaril had 21 points to lead the 2-2 Lady Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the other game, De La Salle snapped its three-game losing streak after taking down University of the Philippines 76-64.Charmaine Torres and Marga Dagdagan combined for 33 points to lead the Lady Archers against the 0-4 Lady Maroons. View comments
Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion UP NEXT76ers: Host the Hawks on Wednesday night.Rockets: Visit the Knicks on Wednesday night. LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James Harden scored 29 points and Gordon had 25.Philadelphia led by as many as 14 points and entered the fourth quarter up 92-80. Houston’s reserves rallied without Harden to cut the lead to five early in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEmbiid, who played through a right hand contusion, gave Houston’s defense fits when he got the ball and was disruptive in the paint on the defensive end. Backup point guard T.J. McConnell frequently pressured Harden defensively for Philadelphia, adding 11 points and five assists off the bench.Philadelphia controlled the first quarter by putting up a season-high for points in a quarter, leading Houston 37-27 entering the second. The Rockets closed the gap in the second quarter, capped off by a fast-break dunk from Gordon following a steal off a bad pass from Simmons that cut Philadelphia’s lead to two points. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons dribbles upcourt during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Philadelphia won 115-107. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON—-Ben Simmons had 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Joel Embiid added 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-107 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night.After losing 105-104 on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Eric Gordon in Philadelphia on Oct. 18, the 76ers snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Rockets, winning in Houston for the first time since Feb. 16, 2011.The Rockets missed nine of their last 10 shots, scoring just four points in the final 3:28 and dropped consecutive games for the first time this season.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The 76ers led 58-56 at halftime.The Rockets were able to overcome an off shooting night by overwhelming Philadelphia at the free-throw line where they made 28 of 38 attempts, compared to just 17 of 24 for the 76ers.Former Rockets forward Robert Covington had four steals for the 76ers, adding five points and eight rebounds in 34 minutes.TIP-INS76ers: SG JJ Redick missed his third straight game with lower back tightness. … PG Markelle Fultz (shoulder) missed his fourth straight game. Fultz is out indefinitely and will be reevaluated in three weeks, the 76ers said Sunday.Rockets: Nene entered the game questionable with left Achilles soreness but played 10 minutes in the game, getting seven points, three rebounds and a block off the bench. . After shooting 17-for-35 (48.5 percent) in a three-game road trip, PF Ryan Anderson shot 2-for-9 from beyond the arc.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Tiger Woods to return in the Bahamas Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Mourinho rejects Lyon for Premier League returnby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho has rejected the chance to return to club management with Lyon.The French powerhouse is looking for a new manager after the sacking of Sylvinho.However, Mourinho reportedly turned down any advances from Lyon.RMC Sportsays the Portuguese manager is focused on finding his way back to the Premier League.It is unclear where Mourinho would go in England, but the Tottenham Hotspur job is a possibility.Their boss Mauricio Pochettino is a candidate to leave at the end of this season.Mourinho has not worked since his sacking by Manchester United last December.