Image of the Day: Rainbow Forms over USS John C. Stennis

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: Rainbow Forms over USS John C. Stennis View post tag: Rainbow February 5, 2015 View post tag: USS John C. Stennis Image of the Day: Rainbow Forms over USS John C. Stennis View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Pacific Ocean While sailing in the Pacific Ocean, the US Navy’s aircraft carrier experienced something amazing.The Sailors of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) were able to witness a rainbow that formed over the bow of the vessel.John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments.It is the seventh Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the United States Navy, named for Senator John C. Stennis of Mississippi. She was commissioned on 9 December 1995. Her home port is Bremerton, Washington.Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Authorities Share this article View post tag: Image of the Day View post tag: Forms View post tag: americaslast_img read more

An interim dean for Radcliffe

first_imgPresident Drew Faust announced today (April 29) that Lizabeth Cohen, Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), will serve as interim dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, beginning July 1. The current dean, Barbara J. Grosz, will step down at the end of this academic year.“I am very pleased that Professor Cohen has agreed to lead the Radcliffe Institute while the search for a permanent dean is under way,” said Faust. “She is a top scholar in her field, an active University citizen, and a former Radcliffe fellow whose broad intellectual interests and collaborative style will make her an excellent leader of Radcliffe during this transition year.”“As a Radcliffe fellow and Harvard faculty member, I have watched the institute over the past decade become a dynamic part of the University’s intellectual life.” said Cohen. “Radcliffe has established itself as a rarity among institutes of advanced study, for its strong connections to a university community and for its deep commitment to furthering scholarship on women, gender, and society. I consider Radcliffe a model of vibrant, boundary-crossing collaborations in the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. These are important times for the institute, and I am eager to do my part during this next year to continue the progress made by Drew and Barbara.”An expert on 20th century American social and political history, Cohen is author of “Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939,” which won the Bancroft Prize in American History and the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent book, “A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America,” explores how an economy of such consumption shaped social life, culture, and politics following World War II. Cohen has published widely in top history and urban studies journals, winning numerous awards and distinctions. Her writings have also appeared in edited collections and popular venues including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the American Prospect, and the Boston Herald. She is also co-author with David Kennedy of a widely used United States history college textbook, “The American Pageant.”Cohen’s current book project, “Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age,” considers the benefits and costs of rebuilding American cities through the life and career of urban planner Edward J. Logue, who contributed to major redevelopment projects across the Northeast, including the “New Boston” that emerged in the 1960s.In addition to her scholarship, Cohen has made significant contributions to Harvard’s institutional life since arriving in 1997 from New York University. Cohen has served as chair of the Department of History, director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History and co-chair of the Harvard College Curricular Review’s working group on pedagogy, which released its final report in 2004. She served as co-chair, with Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of the Graduate School of Design, of the Common Spaces Steering Committee, and continues to serve on the Advisory Committee for Common Spaces Projects.Cohen has been a longtime member of the FAS Standing Committee on the Status of Women and served on the Harvard Task Force on Women in 2005. She has also been a member of the Tanner Lectures Committee, the Social Sciences Chairs Council, the History Department Planning Committee, the FAS Resources Committee and Faculty Council, and administrative committees for the Charles Warren Center, the History of American Civilization Program, the Center for History and Economics, and the joint Ph.D. program between the Graduate School of Design and FAS, among other assignments.Among her many honors and awards, Cohen has been a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Radcliffe Institute. In 2001, she served as president of the Urban History Association. During the 2007-08 academic year, Cohen taught at Oxford as the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History. Cohen received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her master’s and doctorate in American history from the University of California, Berkeley.last_img read more

2 missionary priests test positive for COVID-19

first_img“The missionary priests are originally from Manila. They are here [Iloilo] to help the local Church in our apostolate and mission for the poor. Religious congregations are welcome to help in the diocese’s mission for the underprivileged,” Father Colada said in a statement. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. “Waay kita kabalo nagderetso lang sila sa Jubilee Hall, nagpa-swab kag nag-positive,” the mayor said. The priests were on the list of positive cases since last week, according to Dr. Jane Juanico, head of the Infectious Disease Section of the Department of Health Region 6. “Very minimal lang ang contact tracing because nga gamay man ang close contacts nila,” Juanico said. These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Their entry to the city, Juanico explained, was under the authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) status. ILOILO City – Two priests who recently arrived in this city for their new assignment tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “They [two priests] probably got the virus from their previous apostolate areas in Manila,” Colada added. Mayor Jerry Treñas confirmed this during a press briefing on Tuesday, saying the priests arrived in the city on a ship from Metro Manila. All asymptomatic, they were immediately quarantined, he added. Colada said the priests could have contracted the virus from previous assignments and mission areas in Manila. People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. Allaying public fears, Colada said: “Wala man makasulod sa mga simbahan ang duha ka mga pari bangod ang assignment nila mag-conduct sang mass sa community. APOR status only allows one to travel for purposes of work without having to obtain a travel authority from the Philippine National Police. The two missionaries, according to Colada, were tested before leaving Manila and yielded negative results. But when one of them had a sore throat upon arrival at the airport, local authorities required them to undergo tests. They were currently isolated in a quarantine facility in Iloilo City. In an interview with Panay News, Reverend Father Angelo Colada, director of social communications of the Archdiocese of Jaro, disclosed the priests were members of a religious congregation assigned to communities in the city for “mission purposes” but were still to report to the archdiocese. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell./PNlast_img read more

Ryan expects tough contest from Waterford

first_imgTipperary’s senior hurling manager has said he is expecting a tough battle against Waterford in the Munster final. The Premier County will face off against the Deise in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on the 10th of July. Michael Ryan’s men booked their place in the provincial decider with a win over Limerick at the weekend…despite being reduced to 14 men for the majority of the match Tipp and Waterford are familar foes…having met at the same stage in last year’s competition….Tipperary came out on top in that encounter…21 points to 16. Michael Ryan says his side will have their work cut out for them in three weeks time.last_img read more