* – debut of the GRiZ Live Band The future-funk producer and saxophonist, GRiZ (aka Grant Kwiecinski), has a new event in the works for late July. The event dubbed GRiZMAS In July will bring the artist, along with The Russ Liquid Test, Flamingosis, and IHF to Wilmington, North Carolina’s Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre for two nights across July 21st and 22nd. In keeping with the theme of the event, GRiZ said this of the event in a statement, “Keeping the GRiZMAS spirit alive year round. We found this awesome amphitheater in the trees and it’s going to be perfect. Can’t wait to see you out there!”In addition to performances by traditional sets by GRiZ, The Russ Liquid Test, Flamingosis, and IHF, on the first night, GRiZ will perform a special “Chasing the Golden Hour” set at sundown, which takes its name from his downtempo mix series of the same name. Tickets for GRiZMAS in July have just gone on pre-sale here, though tickets will go on general on-sale on Friday. Tickets for the July 21st performance will be available here, while tickets for the July 22nd performance will be available here. For fans interested in the event, they can book accommodations around the Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre here.GRiZ Announces First-Ever Live Band Show During Two-Night Red Rocks RunIn addition to the announcement of these latest North Carolina dates, GRiZ has a number of dates falling across the summer. You can check them out below, which sees the producer hit festivals like Camp Bisco, Forecastle, Elements, Summer Set, and more ahead of his two Red Rocks Amphitheatre hits in early September (including the debut of the GRiZ Live Band).GRiZ tour dates:6/3 – SliceFest – Birmingham, AL6/9-11 – Spring Awakening Festival – Chicago, IL6/18 – EDC – Las Vegas, NV6/23-24 – Paradiso – George, WA7/13-15 – Camp Bisco – Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA7/14-16 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY7/21-22 – GRiZMAS in July @ Greenfield Beach Amphitheatre – Wilmington, NC8/4-6 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC8/12 – Elements Festival – Brooklyn, NY8/13 – Summer Set Festival – Somerset, WI8/18-19 – 515 Alive Fest – Des Moines, IA9/1 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO *9/2 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO12/1-5 – Dominican Holidaze – Punta Cana, DO
A major effort under way at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) to redesign its educational strategy has received significant new support of $12.5 million from the Charina Endowment Fund and Richard L. (M.B.A. ’59) and Ronay Menschel of New York City.The Transforming Public Health Education Initiative Fund will support development of innovative materials, technologies, and approaches required to redesign the master’s degree program for health professionals and to develop a new leadership doctorate in public health. The innovations will also benefit other graduate degree programs at the School as part of an overall effort to better prepare 21st-century students to achieve maximum impact in their careers.The $12.5 million will underwrite efforts by the HSPH faculty to infuse the educational experience at HSPH with more case-based and field-based “real world” learning opportunities. It will also accelerate efforts at the School to develop “flipped classroom” experiences, in which lecture-style material is increasingly delivered online before class, while classroom time is spent by students and faculty actively engaging together to develop strategies for solving the types of problems students will encounter in their careers.The fund will support the development of revised and enhanced master’s-level curricula to be made available to students in 2015, and a new doctor of public health (Dr.P.H.) degree that the School will offer for the first time beginning in 2014. Both degrees will continue and strengthen the HSPH tradition of preparing students for leadership careers in public health.The overall support to public health in the past year by the Charina Endowment Fund and the Menschels is $15 million. Their support includes an earlier $2.5 million to fund Ariadne Labs, a joint initiative of HSPH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital headed by Atul Gawande to improve health systems performance in the U.S. and globally through simple checklists and other innovations that reduce surgical errors, increase the safety of childbirth, and produce better planning with patients for end-of-life care.This new funding for education builds on a gift HSPH received in 2012 from an anonymous donor for $5 million for curriculum development and scholarships for a new doctor of public health (Dr.P.H.) program at the School. The School also received a $500,000 grant from the Medtronic Foundation in 2011 to support efforts to enhance its educational programs, and a $300,000 grant for faculty training from the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT).“This combined funding, totaling $18.3 million, shows a remarkable level of philanthropic interest in, and commitment to, public health education in the U.S. and globally. It positions us well to continue to educate the public health leaders of tomorrow,” said Julio Frenk, HSPH dean. “As soon as this fall, students at the School will begin to benefit from the generosity of these gifts through the enhanced classroom experiences they will encounter.”The Transforming Public Health Education Initiative Fund will also support facilities development to make these innovative and team-based approaches to education possible. It will facilitate opportunities for HSPH faculty to collaborate with other faculty across Harvard to improve students’ educational experiences, and will provide support for faculty to learn new ways of teaching content that will more actively involve students in learning.“Public health students preparing for leadership roles in government, nongovernmental agencies, and private firms need both in-depth knowledge in specialized areas of public health and a wealth of competencies that enable them to work collaboratively across the wide range of disciplines involved in improving the world’s health,” said Frenk. “We are re-envisioning our approach to education in our professional programs to enable our students to meet the rapidly changing needs of the field.”“We support Harvard School of Public Health with our philanthropy because we believe in the importance of public health and the opportunity to expand the knowledge and skill sets of future public health leaders through the use of technology and case studies examining evolving health challenges,” said Ronay Menschel.“Improving learning leads to better-prepared students who can more successfully address the major public health issues facing the world today,” said Richard Menschel. “Better-educated public health leaders have the capacity to improve the health of us all.”“To transform public health education for the 21st century we must supplement traditional lectures with case-based teaching and with team-based learning, simulations, and other experience-oriented opportunities,” said Frenk. “Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the Charina Endowment Fund and Richard and Ronay Menschel, we will harness the latest advances in educational technology and give our faculty the time they very much want to learn new teaching methods and infuse their courses with these new instructional approaches.”Richard Menschel, a senior director at Goldman Sachs, lives in Manhattan with his wife, Ronay, who is the chairwoman of Phipps Houses and The Trust for Governors Island. They have three daughters: Charis ’97; Sabina ’99, M.B.A. ’05; and Celene ’04, M.B.A.’13. Ronay is a Cornell University graduate and a past vice chair of its board of trustees. Over the years, the couple has shared their generosity with several Harvard Schools and programs, including the Business School, the Graduate School of Education, HSPH, and the Harvard Art Museums. Richard Menschel’s involvement with Harvard includes many leadership roles, including national co-chair of the Harvard University Campaign in 1992-99, service on the University Campaign Executive Committee, and honorary co-chair of the forthcoming HSPH Capital Campaign. Richard Menschel is a recipient of the Harvard Medal.
LocalNews LPM salutes Saint Lucian youth by: – April 25, 2012 Melanius AlphonseAmidst the traditional celebration of youth month comes serious reflection on the future of Saint Lucia and the role of its youthful population.Still, much has to be done in the areas of resource development, knowledge transfer and the sustainable ecological climate for the future.Already, world economics, climate change and social factors are guilty of shuffling grievous harm, pain and hardship into the future.In this moment of celebration, it is important that endurance of self and the imagination of human consciousness acknowledge the better options to development and intergenerational transfer of resources for future prosperity of the youth of Saint Lucia.Knowing that, the next generation will require far more services for sustainability and the fulfillment of life.The Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) urges the youth of Saint Lucia to make use of innovation and knowledge as a bases to ease the suffering and hardship, to a more prosperous life.On behalf of the LPM, may your journey through this stratosphere be illuminated, and may the potential for advancement be you guiding force that sets free, your talent and innovation.The future is bright with your will and leadership, the opportunity is yours to open the way and set free the opportunity to explore and live up to your expectation.Happy Youth Month 2012By Melanius Alphonse Share Share Sharing is caring! Share 17 Views no discussions Tweet
Prior to Saturday night, it had never taken place – namely, a no. 13 seed winning a Section III basketball championship.But the Bishop Grimes girls had an opportunity to pull it off and complete an improbable post-season journey when it faced no. 2 seed South Jefferson in last Saturday night’s Class B sectional final at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall.And like it had done throughout this five-game gauntlet, the Cobras gave an all-out effort, only faltering because it ran into a superior opponent in the Spartans that wasn’t about to give up the title it won in 2019. Tags: Bishop Grimesgirls basketball South Jefferson prevailed 55-43, the score not quite telling just how well Grimes played, especially when it nearly erased a double-digit deficit and, late in the third quarter, stood poised to go out in front.Already in the sectional tournament, Grimes had shut down Clinton, gone on the road to top no. 4 seed and Adirondack and no. 5 seed Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and, on this same OCC floor, stunned top seed Oneida in the semifinals.South Jefferson, the defending sectional champions, had gone through its own semifinal scare, blowing a double-digit fourth-quarter lead to no. 3 seed Marcellus before Jackie Piddock’s nine points in the final minute allowed the Spartans to escape. Piddock would have a central role on this night, too.All seemed normal early for the state no. 2-ranked Spartans, who powered out in front 16-9 by the end of the first quarter with a combination of consistent scoring and it usual mix of defensive looks.The second period showed that the Cobras were not going to surrender, even when its leading scorer, Lora Marial, had to exit the game with an injury.Scrambling everywhere, Grimes cut South Jefferson’s margin to 25-20 by halftime, and energized by Marial’s return, it traded baskets with the Spartans early in the second half, too.Things got decided here. Still trailing 33-27, the Cobras got a basket and, when Marial hit on a long 3-pointer, South Jefferson’s lead was down to one, 33-32, and it used a time-out.It was here that Piddock resumed her central role, hitting on four consecutive points before Megan Whitley converted and the Spartans took a 41-34 edge to the final period.From there, Piddock kept on adding to her total and, while doing so, helped South Jefferson pull clear. Of Piddock’s 28 points, 22 of them were scored in the second half as Whitley added 10 points.Only Naywel Ayeil, with 12 points, scored in double figures for Grimes as Rhonee Shea Pal had nine points, Jenna Sloan got seven points and Marial had six points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
Michigan did not provide any more information or clarity behind the senior’s status due to privacy laws, and it’s not clear when or if he will be allowed to return to the team.Evans explained Tuesday on Twitter that he is dealing with academic issues and he does not intend to leave the university. Texas governor trying to resurrect Texas-Texas A&M rivalry Alabama linebacker Eyabi Anoma withdraws name from transfer portal, reports say Related News Michigan’s Chris Evans, who would have been the Wolverines’ top returning rusher in 2019, is no longer part of the team, the school confirmed Tuesday. “Evans is not a member of the football team at this time,” Michigan spokesman Dave Ablauf said in a statement obtained by Detroit Free Press. “I am going through some academic issues right now. I’m working through it now. I will still continue my career at the University of Michigan ! #GoBlue,” Evans wrote.I am going through some academic issues right now. I’m working through it now. I will still continue my career at the University of Michigan ! #GoBlue— Chris Evans (@Kidnplay_abc123) February 5, 2019Evans rushed for 423 yards and four touchdowns last season, becoming the team’s second-leading rusher in 2018 behind Karan Higdon. The Wolverines were already down a few running backs after Higdon declared to enter the NFL draft this spring after graduating. Michigan also lost freshman Kurt Taylor (transfer) and O’Maury Samuels (dismissed after police charged him with misdemeanor domestic assault).