Women’s soccer: Wisconsin returns home to host Purdue

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team is coming off Sunday’s disappointing 1-0 loss against the Scarlet Knights. This was their second game this season without putting the ball in the net.The team is now in the midst of a 0-2-1 three-game stretch against Michigan, Maryland and Rutgers after having won the previous seven games, including two Big Ten matchups. The Badgers now sit at 8-3-1 overall and have now dropped to No. 26 in the NCAA rankings after having spent much of the first part of the season ranked in the top 25. They look to recover from their broken winning streak and get their season back on track Friday night against the Purdue Boilermakers in Madison. This is a much needed return to campus after being unable to win their previous two games on the road. The Purdue Boilermakers womens team is currently an impressive 9-2-1 including 4-0-1 in the Big Ten with wins over Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, and Illinois. The NCAA has them ranked at 28, just two spots behind the Badgers. They are led in goals by Maddy Williams, who leads the Big Ten currently with nine goals as well to go along with an impressive eight assists. Their second top offensive player so far has been Andrea Petrina who has contributed heavily to the Boilermakers offense with five goals and four assists thus far. This offense should prove to be a challenge for the Badgers defense, who have performed well this season. The Badgers have shut out six teams in their 12 games played, which is a testament to how well Caitlyn Clem and the defense have been playing. The Badgers are led in scoring by sophomore Dani Rhodes with eight goals and Lauren Rice with three goals.The game will be played at 7 p.m. on Friday evening at McClimon Soccer Complex and will be available to watch on Big Ten Network Plus. Tune in to watch the Badgers attempt to get their season back on track in the second half of the season.last_img read more

Jay & Sylvia Sobhraj Centre for Behavioural Sciences and Research to open soon

first_imgThe much-anticipated opening of the Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Centre of Behavioural Sciences and Research at the University of Guyana Campus, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, is soon to be officially opened.The Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Centre of Behavioural Sciences and ResearchThe construction of the centre was completed a few weeks ago by Buddy’s Construction, a local general construction company, but the next step will be the furnishing of the building.The Foundation, after spending millions of dollars in the Information Technology sector, working with Government institutions such as the Guyana Police Force and NGOs to provide free computer training to the public while simultaneously working in New York with the public schools by enhancing their existing computer centers, has embarked in assisting the mental health sector in Guyana.During construction, Dr Jay Sobhraj increased the donation to ensure that the quality of the construction is not compromised. Many who witnessed the construction, including the university staff, had an opportunity to see the inside of the building after completion and were impressed with the design and quality of the construction, while students cannot wait to start using the facility.The newly-designed Centre will accommodate a psychology department, lecture halls, a clinical psychology clinic, a student medical centre, a student gym, a bookstore, students’ religious offices, and a food court. The building was designated for use by the Psychology majors and will also be used for other majors such as Engineering, Science and Liberal Arts.In March 2018, Founder of the Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Foundation, a US-based Guyanese entrepreneur, Dr Jay Sobhraj, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Guyana worth approximately $80 million to renovate an existing building known on the University campus as the “Spicy Dish” building.last_img read more