PBK welcomes new members

first_imgAdams: Daniel Eric Herz-Roiphe, social studies; Xin Pan, applied math; Koning Shen, chemical and physical biology; and Lena Yuan-Ning Young, organismic and evolutionary biology.Cabot: Stacy Lynn Carlson, economics; Zhou Fan, math; Jessica Nicole Lacy, chemistry; Matthew Jacob Rubenstein, economics; Alice Tzeng, chemical and physical biology; and Michael Anthony Viscardi, math.Currier: Amanda Roman Mangaser, government.Dunster: Victoria Simone Dubnow Aschheim, music; and Andrei Cristea, economics.Eliot: HyunJin Kim, social studies; and Alexandra Attkisson Petri, English.Kirkland: Trevor Jon Bakker, social studies; and Katherine Martelle Thompson, African and African American studies.Leverett: David Daniel Aguilar, psychology; Jeremy Mark Booher, math; Kristen Elizabeth Calandrelli, anthropology; Kaitlyn Ella Coil, chemical and physical biology; Diane Beatrix de Gramont, social studies; Rachel Ann Esplin, East Asian studies; Judith Ellen Fan, neurobiology; John McLean Kearney, physics; Eva Zhen Lam, social studies; and Matthew Ka Loong Lee, economics.Lowell: Nour Kibbi, history of science; Charles Richard Melvoin, history and literature; Christopher Andrew Oland, engineering sciences; Julia Anne Rudolf, human evolutionary biology; and Yifan Zhang, economics.Mather: Matthew Ross Bloom, history; Catherine Martha Sirois, sociology; and Roxolana Wacyk, economics.Pforzheimer: Gage Russell Caligaris, applied math; and Melissa Tran, sociology.Quincy: Tamar Holoshitz, linguistics; Laura Beth Kaplan, history; Caitlin Marie Kennedy Marquis, history of art and architecture; and Joseph Paul Zimmerman, computer science.Winthrop: Sebastien Dominik Arnold, history; Ilan Joseph Caplan, music; John Paul Fred Chilazi, economics; Daniela Franca  Joffe, literature; Gerald Chunt-Sein Tiu, chemical and physical biology; Pierce Tria, government; and Harold Yihao Wu, music. The Harvard College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), Alpha Iota of Massachusetts, has elected 48 seniors to its Class of 2010.The Alpha Iota of Massachusetts chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was first established under a charter in 1779. Shifting from a social and debating club in its early years to an undergraduate honor society in the 19th century, PBK is known as the oldest academic honor society in the country.Phi Beta Kappa’s national mission is to foster and recognize excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, and election to Alpha Iota of Massachusetts signifies that an undergraduate has demonstrated excellence, reach, originality, and rigor in his or her course of study. The honor society recognizes students whose course work demonstrates not only high achievement, but also breadth of interest, depth of understanding, and intellectual honesty. Twenty-four juniors are elected each spring, 48 seniors each fall, and a further number sufficient to bring the total membership to no more than 10 percent of the graduating class in the final election shortly before Commencement.Elected seniors include:last_img read more

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Wyss Institute gets $12M commitment from Northpond Labs

first_imgHarvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has established its first research and innovation alliance by joining forces with Northpond Labs, the research and development-focused affiliate of a leading science and technology-driven venture capital firm, Northpond Ventures. Through the alliance, Northpond Labs will provide $12 million to create a Laboratory for Bioengineering Research and Innovation at the Wyss Institute and to support impactful research with strong translation potential.The vision for the five-year strategic alliance was developed by senior leadership at Northpond Labs and the Wyss Institute, including Wyss Founding Director Donald Ingber and Northpond’s Founder and CEO Michael Rubin. In close partnership with Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (OTD), both groups have finalized the collaboration agreement and the agreement for the first funded research project.As a first translation focus of the alliance, Northpond Labs through the Laboratory for Bioengineering Research and Innovation will sponsor research on the Wyss Institute’s Controlled Enzymatic RNA Synthesis technology to accelerate its development toward commercialization. The novel synthesis approach was created in the institute’s synthetic biology platform and has been funded internally as a translationally focused Wyss Validation Project. The technology leverages a new enzyme-based method of generating synthetic RNA oligonucleotides, which have potential as RNA therapeutics, drug delivery vehicles, and genome engineering tools for a variety of disease applications. By using an engineered enzyme without the need for resource-intensive chemistry, it may provide a more effective and environmentally conscious way to synthesize RNA oligonucleotides than conventional chemical approaches used in industry.The Wyss Institute has developed a new model for innovation, collaboration, and technology translation within academia, breaking historical silos to enable collaborations that cross institutional and disciplinary barriers. The unique translation model spans the full trajectory, from identifying high-value, real-world problems and developing disruptive technology solutions, to refining, optimizing, and validating these technologies so that they are well-positioned for impactful new licensing and start-up opportunities. This novel approach for technology translation within academia, working in collaboration with Harvard OTD, has so far yielded 3,291 patent filings and 75 licensing deals, including 39 new startups.Through a separate arrangement with Harvard and the Wyss Institute, Northpond is providing an additional $3 million in funding to the institute to support discovery efforts and to create and fund the Northpond Director’s Innovation Fund. This fund will bolster the pursuit and growth of Wyss projects that have the potential to solve important unmet problems in the world, even when the path to commercialization remains unclear. In particular, the fund will be used to support early projects in areas including synthetic biology, biomanufacturing, synthesis of DNA and proteins, and clean water. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Increased Automation and SMART Capabilities with SmartFabric Director 2.0

first_imgAs modern, open and software-driven networks change how cloud providers and enterprises approach the data center, the need to simplify management and increase efficiency across virtual and physical network environments has never been greater.Dell EMC SmartFabric Director, the industry’s only fabric management platform co-engineered by VMware and Dell Technologies, enables smarter fabrics and end-to-end management by connecting the physical world with the virtual world via an intent-based provisioning model.With SmartFabric Director 2.0, we take that vision further with the addition of capabilities that bridge the gap between the hardware-defined physical network and the software-defined virtual network in three key areas:Simplicity: Reduce the steps to deploy a fabric while providing a single point for fabric lifecycle management.Openness: Support for open standards to maximize flexibility, interoperability and technology investment.Consistency: Apply a consistent policy and automation framework across physical and virtual environments to reduce complexity while increasing efficiency.Now, with the introduction of SmartFabric Director 2.0, you have even more capabilities designed to make centralizing management across virtual and physical network infrastructures simpler, more efficient and scalable than ever.Multiple Overlay Support with BGP EVPN SmartFabric Director 2.0 introduces BGP EVPN to VXLAN routing and interoperability between multiple vendors’ systems. By decoupling the underlay network (physical topology) from the overlay network (virtual topology), this new capability gives you Layer 2/Layer 3 connectivity between endpoints and across data centers while maintaining a consistent underlay architecture.Increased Flexibility with Support for Bare Metal WorkloadsSmartFabric Director 2.0 adds support for bare metal workloads to enable a combination of virtualized and non-virtualized workloads. Some workloads such as Database Servers are sometimes not virtualized for increased performance and Smart Fabric Director now enables these workloads to interconnect with virtualized infrastructure.Leverages Latest VMware ReleasesSmartFabric Director 2.0 takes advantage of the latest VMware releases, including vSphere 7.0 and NSX-T 3.0. Integration with VMware vSphere enables auto learning of virtual networks and fabric provisioning, including auto-detection of ESXi hosts and LAGs. NSX-T integration auto-provisions the fabric/underlay correctly for the NSX-T overlay and provides support for transport VLAN and Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) consistency checks.Increased ScalabilitySmartFabric Director 2.0 doubles the number of switches from 32 to 64 for greater scalability and flexibility in data center environments.New Automation Features and MoreImprovements also include enhancements to the backup-restore UI and management features that create a more user-friendly experience. Of course, the new capabilities build upon the existing features, including streaming telemetry from fabric switches for real-time visibility into operational health status.Explore SmartFabric Director 2.0 at VMworld Online On-DemandSee for yourself how SmartFabric Director 2.0 bridges the gap between the hardware-defined physical network and the software-defined virtual network.Join us at for SmartFabric Director: Creating an SDDC Network Fabric in Minutes with Ram Haridasa, Sr. Consultant, Product Management, Dell EMC and Bopaiah Puliyanda, Senior Product Line Manager, VMware. The VMworld session is available on-demand beginning September 29, 2020. You will discover how SmartFabric Director can help bring the operational excellence of public cloud to enterprise data centers and see a demo highlighting key use cases.last_img read more

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Apple Pay live in two more credit unions

first_imgby: Robert McGarveyTwo more credit unions were added to the official Apple Pay list of participating institutions, bringing the total number to four.The new additions are the $1.8 billion UW Credit Union in Madison, Wis., and the $891 million L&N Federal Credit Union in Louisville, Ky.Previously the only credit unions active on Apple Pay were the $62 billion Vienna, Va- based Navy Federal and $6.3 billion Riverdale, Utah-based America First Credit Union.UW is active in Apple Pay both for personal credit cards and debit cards. L&N is active for debit cards only, according to Apple. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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How mobile is your credit union branch? Find out with Mobilearth’s Dave Richards

first_imgWith mobile financial technology services moving forward at light speed these days, it’s a bit of a challenge at times to keep pace with all the changes — not to mention the technology driving the evolution of member needs. To get a grasp on mobile, we invited Mobilearth’s Dave Richards on the program. But instead of looking at it from the consumer POV, we flipped it around provided it from your credit union’s branch perspective. In other words, with today’s technology leaps, your branch is no longer stationary. It’s wherever your staff can go with a tablet, which enhances the visibility and value of your CU — not to mention its cool factor.Check out this conversation with Dave on how your branch can go mobile. Enjoy! continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Indonesia to start trial use of 40 percent biodiesel (B40) fuel in March: Association

first_imgThe Indonesian Biodiesel Producers Association (APROBI) has said it will start the trial use of 40 percent biodiesel (B40) fuel in March, as a follow-up to the successful implementation of 30 percent biodiesel (B30) fuel.APROBI chairman MP Tumanggor said the trial, starting in March, was in line with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s plan to implement B40 fuel fully in January 2021, as reported by kompas.com on Monday.“I just received a letter from the oil and gas research agency for us to send the raw material for the trial,” Tumanggor said. He said there would be two models to be tested for the B40 fuel, which is produced by distilling crude palm oil (CPO) and infusing fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) to the mix to reach the expected level.The government is eager to increase the mix of palm oil in diesel fuel to reduce oil imports, which contribute heavily to the country’s trade deficit.Regarding the implementation of B30 fuel, Tumanggor said the program had gone well since its commercial debut in January.The B30 fuel is set to consume 9.6 million kiloliters of palm oil this year.“As of now, [the use of B30 fuel] is still going according to plan with regard to the automotive industry, the supply chain from Pertamina and producers,” he said, adding that the B30 fuel is expected to use a total of 800,000 kiloliters of vegetable oil. (mpr)Topics :last_img read more

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William Saliba to join Arsenal after rejecting late Tottenham offer

first_img Comment Saliba had considered a late offer from Tottenham (Getty Images)The report claims that Arsenal will now pay an initial €33m (£29.8m) fee plus a further €7m (£6.3m) in add-ons.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal are also understood to have agreed to a 20 per cent sell-on clause with Saint-Etienne.Saliba will sign a five-year contract with Arsenal but will remain on loan at Saint-Etienne for the upcoming season.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 CitySaliba made his first-team debut for Saint-Etienne in September 2018 and made 19 appearances for the French club last season.The centre-back is regarded as one of the most highly rated young defenders in France and has also represented his national side from under-16 to under-20 level.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement William Saliba is reportedly set to join Arsenal (Getty Images)William Saliba has chosen to join Arsenal after rejecting a late approach from Tottenham, according to reports in France.The Gunners had been in the driving seat to sign the 18-year-old and had hoped to secure a €30 million (£27m) deal with Saint-Etienne.But last week, Tottenham submitted an improved bid to Saint-Etienne and offered better contract terms to the defender.However, Peuple-Vert, a French outlet based in Saint-Etienne, claim that Saliba has opted to join Arsenal after the Gunners revised their original offer.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 17 Jul 2019 12:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares William Saliba to join Arsenal after rejecting late Tottenham offerlast_img read more

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Australian Open: Nadal shows caring side with kiss for blushing ballgirl

first_img The Spanish world number one was in the throes of wrapping up his second round clash on Rod Laver Arena against Argentine Federico Delbonis when the unfortunate girl found herself in his firing line. Nadal went over to check how she was and gave her a quick peck on the cheek for good measure, leaving the youngster blushing. Loading… Read Also: Aussie Open: Nadal labours past Delbonis to reach third round“For her it was not a good moment, I was so scared for her, the ball was quick and straight on her,” Nadal said after the match, giving her his headband as a momento.“She’s a super brave girl. It has been one of the more scary moments of my career. I’m very happy she is good. She is brave. Well done.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different Actors10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animecenter_img Advertisement Rafael Nadal melted hearts at the Australian Open on Thursday, rushing to console a ballgirl and kissing her on the cheek after one of his fearsome shots ricocheted off her.last_img read more

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Indiana Farm Bureau looks to educate fairgoers

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana Farm Bureau looks to educate thousands of fairgoers about Hoosier agriculture in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fair this year. Free events, activities and displays, giveaways and farmer testimonials are aimed at educating visitors of all ages about their food, fuel and fiber and the farmers who grow, raise and process these commodities.INFB will reach fairgoers through a collection of games and exhibits inside the Farm Bureau Building on the north end of the fairgrounds.“The Indiana State Fair is a great tool for the agriculture industry to showcase the important work that we do every day,” said Randy Kron, INFB president. “Many fairgoers have never been to a farm, so we’re taking the farm to them.”Taste from Indiana Farms:The INFB Women’s Leadership Committee will host Taste from Indiana Farms in the Farm Bureau Building auditorium, August 14, 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fairgoers have the opportunity to sample free, locally-grown foods, served by Indiana farm families, and take home a collection of recipes from the event.Ag Fact Adventure:The Ag Fact Adventure scavenger hunt walks guests through the Farm Bureau Building, encouraging them to learn something new about agriculture in their quest for a prize. The content covers many areas of agriculture including farm technology, household products and food production.Barn Theater:The Farm Bureau Building will feature a “Barn Theater” wall showing videos of farmers across Indiana. The videos will showcase duck, llama, shrimp and seed corn farmers and other agriculture professionals such as a large animal vet, a grain merchandiser and an irrigation professional.Free popcorn:INFB will serve free popcorn every day from noon to 5 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Building. Guests can also enter a drawing to win free popcorn for a year (400 bags of microwaveable popcorn) in the building. Popcorn is courtesy of Preferred Popcorn in Palmyra, Indiana.“At the Farm Bureau Building, they’ll learn about a farmer’s job and we hope they gain an understanding of how the farm is the source of so many essential items they use every day, not just food,” explained Kron.INFB also is sponsoring two brand new events this year, both designed to showcase Indiana’s farm animals.Animal Town, presented by INFB, is a daily exhibit featuring several species of animals such as beef and dairy cattle, chickens, goats, draft horses, llamas, rabbits, sheep and swine. This new exhibit serves as an interactive, educational opportunity for fairgoers to see their favorite Indiana farm animals up close and learn a little about those animals. Animal Town is located at the east end of the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand.The Supreme Driveis a new event at the 2018 Indiana State Fair modeled on the existing Indiana State Fair Grand Drive. The Supreme Drive’s purpose is to recognize the best breeding stock Indiana has to offer by selecting the supreme 4-H breeding ewes, dairy females and gilts in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Sunday, August 12.The Indiana State Fair takes place August 3 through 19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Events Center in Indianapolis. Daily gate and building hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Farm Bureau Building is located on the north side of the fairgrounds just inside gate 12 and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.last_img read more

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ORVC Weekly Report (April 15-20)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report (April 15-20)Players of the Week.Baseball: Zach Cole – Southwestern and Zach Weaver – Switzerland County.Softball: Sydney Pitts – Rising Sun and Nadya Hildebrand – Jac-Cen-Del.Boys Golf: Chandler Cole – Shawe Memorial.Girls Track: Cloey Simon – Jac-Cen-Del and Megan Cole – South Ripley.Boys Track: Mitchell Cline – SouthwesternORVC Report(April 15-20)2019Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

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