June 14 2002 The Vaults became a livesize chess

first_imgJune 14, 2002 The Vaults became alive-size chess-board. Master of Ceremony, May workshopper RohanLoveland, prepared the site and called the rules, which consisted ofeach player taking a turn deciding a move, starting with the king.[Photo & text: SA] >>left>> The amazing white queen Gwen Birk. >>right>> Black king Malcom>>Sutherland with black knight Sarah Badiali. [Photo & text: SA] The game inprogress. All had a great time and the black team won. [Photo: T &text: SA]last_img read more

Rep Miller approves plan to improve campus safety

first_img Categories: Miller News,News 12Apr Rep. Miller approves plan to improve campus safety House Higher Education Subcommittee approves budgetState Rep. Aaron Miller today voted to require Michigan’s public colleges and universities to be transparent with Title IX reporting or face a 10-percent reduction in future state funding.The updated requirement is part of budget approved today by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, upon which Miller serves.Title IX prohibits sex discrimination at educational institutions that receive federal funding and the 15 public universities in Michigan are required to submit reports to the state pertaining to sexual assaults on campus.“We all want our college students to be safe while continuing their education on Michigan’s campuses, but we want the administrations at those same colleges and universities to share when that does not happen,” said Miller, of Sturgis. “This is not about penalizing a school, students or faculty. This is about transparency.”The plan includes the following:Requires an in-person sexual assault prevention course for students in their first two years and an electronic/online course for all other students;Prohibits the use of in-house medical professionals during Title IX investigations;Requires a third-party investigator to review an institution’s Title IX office, along with its policy and procedures before the 2018-19 school year;Prohibits the distribution of differing investigation and final reports to victim and university officials; andRequires the institution’s president and at least one governing board member to review all Title IX reports.The subcommittee also approved a 1-percent state funding increase to all institutions that keep tuition and fee increases under 3.8 percent or $490 per student.“We have great colleges and universities in Michigan, but we also must work together to keep it affordable,” Miller said. “That’s what our state’s future depends on.”House Bill 5571 advances to the House Appropriations Committee.#####last_img read more


first_img AINDRIAS O’CATHASAIGHISLAND VOICESISLAND VOICES SERIES CONTINUES TO EXPLORE THEMES OF 1916SEACHTAR DEARMADTASEACHTAR NA CASCATower Museum Aindrias O’CathasaighTHE Island Voices lecture series is enjoying a welcome return to the Tower Museum this autumn marking the centenary of 1916 by exploring the social, cultural and political landscape of Ireland a century ago.The third and final instalment will take place next week, Thursday, November 24, focusing on the complex and sometimes contested relationships which exist between language, identity and nationhood.Concluding the series will be historian and political commentator Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh, author of 1916: Seachtar na Cásca and 1916: Seachtar Dearmadta, and scriptwriter of the accompanying TG4 series. He has written extensively on the history, politics and culture of the period.Delivered in both English and Irish, the third talk will focus on the Irish language and the confluences and tensions between the revival of the Irish language, and the fight for national independence in the earlier part of the 20th Century. ShareTweet The political turmoil of those years also brought changes to the language movement itself and the accompanying debates provide neglected but valuable evidence of how Irish opinion was shifting, and how separatists organised to influence it.The earlier lectures in the series gave audiences the opportunity to find out more about the landmark historic events of 1916, including the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme, which have shaped our understanding of ourselves and each other.The series is run by Derry City and Strabane District Council, and Council Irish Language Officer, Pól Ó Frighil, encouraged people to come along and find out more about a fascinating era of modern history.“The Island Voices series is always popular and a highlight of Council’s events calendar. “The talks provide an insightful exploration of a variety of themes and this year in particular the focus has been particularly relevant exploring the life-changing events of 1916, which inevitably impacted significantly on our social and cultural evolution.“Anyone who has an interest in local history will certainly enjoy the final talk in the series, which presents the opportunity to hear from yet another respected historian and author.”The talk takes place from 1pm – 2pm in the Tower Museum preceded by lunch at 12.30pm.Places are free and can be booked by contacting the Tower Museum (028) 7137 2411 or emailing tower.reception@derrystrabane.comDue to demand people are advised to book early to secure a spot.ISLAND VOICES SERIES CONTINUES TO EXPLORE THEMES OF 1916 was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

Rice U expert available to discuss Trump in China

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareEXPERT ALERTDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduRice U. expert available to discuss Trump in ChinaHOUSTON — (Nov. 7, 2017) — What should Americans expect from President Donald Trump’s visit to China this week? Rice University China expert Steven Lewis is available for interviews leading up to, during and after Trump’s visit to Beijing.Lewis, who is professor in the practice, research fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and associate director at Rice’s Chao Center for Asian Studies, said the meeting between the two super power leaders is historic.“President Trump’s meeting with President Xi in Beijing this week will be historic in many ways,” Lewis said. “First, although this is their second face-to-face meeting, Trump’s visit in Beijing will be the first one where expectations on both sides are high and that real policy impact will result, particularly on U.S. and Chinese talks to find a way to persuade or pressure North Korea to drop its nuclear ambitions, and as emphasized by President Trump before he left the U.S. for Asia last week, important trade negotiations to redress the trade imbalance in China’s favor. Second, it will be Xi Jinping’s first meeting with a major world leader since his ascension to unrivaled powerat the 19th Party Congress last week, he said.“Also, the visit will be a chance for President Trump to demonstrate his bargaining savvy and improve the American strategic and economic position in Asia, thereby potentially improving his sagging popularity with the American people,” he said.To schedule an interview with Lewis, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.Rice University’s Baker Institute has a broadcast interview studio with a HD television uplink and an ISDN line for radio.-30-Related materials:Steven Lewis biography: https://www.bakerinstitute.org/experts/steven-w-lewis/Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Follow the Baker Institute on Twitter @BakerInstitute.Image for download:https://www.bakerinstitute.org/media/files/expert/2ce6feb8/steve-lewis.jpgSteven Lewis image courtesy of Rice University’s Baker Institute.This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top five university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,879 undergraduates and 2,861 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview.last_img read more