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Group explores photo exhibit

first_imgPhoto Futures at the Snite, a new five-week co-curricular initiative that began Sept. 11, allows students from diverse majors and interests to become acquainted with the “Heartland” exhibition. The exhibition is a collection of photographs by Terry Evans spanning a 30-year period, currently on display at the Snite Museum of Art. Bridget Hoyt, curator of academic programs, said she wants students to connect with art through Photo Futures at the Snite. “The goal of the program was to take the exhibitions of Heartland … and use it to have different types of conversations with students,” Hoyt said. “… We wanted to invite more students to become stakeholders at the Snite and become a collecting group.” Hoyt said the group consisted of eight students who spent the five weeks engaging in discussions on photography and appreciation of Evans’ body of work and its influences. “Her photographs raise a lot of issues about not only photography but also about the environment, sustainability [and] the Midwestern landscape,” Hoyt said. These discussions were led by Professor Anne Coleman of the department of American Studies, Professor John Nagle, an expert in environmental legal studies, Professor Celia Deane Drummond from the department of theology, Dr. Jessica Hellman, a climate change scientist and David Actin, curator of photography at the Snite. At the conclusion of the program, the students drafted a letter of recommendation to the museum director suggesting one of the photographs for acquisition, Hoyt said, and the selection process was completely student-based. “They had to build their own criteria. They learned from our curator of photography what his collecting philosophy is and what museums often consider in terms of condition, rarity, quality, types of printing,” she said. “They had to look at what we already have that represents her work and what a new photograph will do to the stories that we can talk about and the ideas that we can pull from her body of work.” The photograph the students chose is now on exhibit at the Snite Museum, and Hoyt said the museum’s director was very pleased with the photograph the students selected. “We now have a new photograph in the museum thanks to the interest and passion of these students,” Hoyt said.last_img read more

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Duncan Hall emphasizes community, wins Men’s Hall of the Year

first_imgFounded in 2008, Duncan Hall occupies West Quad near McGlinn, Keough and Ryan Halls. Home to 232 Highlanders, Duncan is one of the newest dorms on campus and is known to some for its large rooms and pleasant accommodations. The hall recently distinguished itself by winning 2019 Men’s Hall of the Year, something many Highlanders amount to its strong sense of community.This year is not the first time Duncan has been recognized with an award.“In 2016, [the Hall Presidents Council] recognized Duncan Hall as the ‘Men’s Hall 7% Award for Inclusion,’” rector Nhat Nguyen said. “It was not the Men’s Hall of the Year … but for me, the most inclusive dorm award is one of the greatest accomplishments we could receive.”Junior and outgoing hall vice president Chris Florimonte agreed that inclusivity has always been important in the dorm.“We made it our priority to build programming that would promote inclusivity and organically build a community,” Florimonte said.Duncan residents can be spotted around campus by their bright green blazers, a custom begun in 2013 to combat the misconception that Duncan — as a brand-new dorm — lacked traditions or community, Nguyen said. The men of Duncan often wear the blazers Fridays or for hall events, as well as during the Duncan Classic, a campus-wide golf competition taking place every April. All proceeds from the Classic go to St. Baldrick’s, the same cancer research charity which sponsors The Bald and the Beautiful head-shaving events.“The infamous Duncan Hall green blazer is obviously something that Duncan has and the other halls do not,” Nguyen said. “Nonetheless, we are not exclusive; University Ushers wear green blazers on home football weekend. As for who wears it better, I’ll let the readers decide.”Duncan Hall is also known for its signature formal dance, the Highlander Highrise. The men of Duncan share the annual experience of a formal dance in Chicago’s elegant Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower), something many residents cite as a special event which distinguishes the dorm from other halls. Duncan rents out the 103rd floor SkyDeck for the night, allowing guests to dance above the Chicago skyline. To top off the night, the formal includes the Dunkies, a series of humorous awards in the style of the Dundies from TV series “The Office” which are given to outstanding hall residents.Overall, Nguyen cited the hall motto of “Community, Brotherhood and Respect” as a driving force behind his work with Duncan Hall residents.“It is the people in the hall that makes it a great place to live and serve,” Nguyen said. “Sharing life with the men of Duncan is the reason and purpose of my ministry here at Notre Dame. The guys are kind, generous, energetic, creative, service-oriented [and] smart.”The Men’s Hall of the Year 2019 award came as a surprise, Florimonte said.“We realized we were definitely in the running, but it was never expected,” Florimonte said. “Our hall government didn’t go out of its way to make events to increase our chances of Hall of the Year.”Instead, Florimonte said they focused on making the dorm a pleasant and welcoming place for all its residents.“Duncan wouldn’t be Duncan without all 232 residents,” he said. “This award is something our entire dorm can take pride in.”Nguyen said he recognizes the value of the awards and the role the the hall staff and council played in earning them.“To be recognized for our efforts in the way we build community in Duncan Hall is a great honor and privilege,” Nguyen said. “The staff and hall council deserve all the credit.”Tags: dorm features, Duncan Hall, Highlander Highrise, Men’s Dorm of the year, Nhat Nguyenlast_img read more

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Landscape seminar set

first_imgGardening with Heat and Soil, a Southern Appalachian landscape seminar, has been set for Saturday, April 24, at the First United Methodist Church of Union County in Blairsville, Ga.Sponsored by the Blairsville Garden Club, the seminar will be presented in cooperation with the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center and the Union County office of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The program will include a presentation by Nancy Beckemeyer and Dottie Meyers, known as the “Divas of Design.” Ina Warren will present a talk on Monarch butterflies and Rita Randolph will introduce participants to container design.A panel of gardening experts will be on hand to answer participant questions throughout the day. A plant sale will also be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and raffle and door prizes will be awarded. The $30 registration fee includes the seminar, breaks and lunch. Registrations must be received by April 19. Checks should be made payable to the Blairsville Garden Club and mailed to 195 Georgia Mountain Experiment Station Road, Blairsville, Ga., 30512-9719.For more information, contact Lou Ann Bleakley at (706) 745-7033.last_img read more

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Medford Man Gets 18 Years for Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Medford man was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in prison for driving while high on heroin when he crashed his truck into a car, killing a 71-year-old woman last year.Justin Klein has been convicted at Suffolk County court of vehicular homicide, second-degree manslaughter, possession of heroin, driving while under a combined influence of drugs, speeding and running a red light.Prosecutors said Klein was driving a pickup truck southbound on Sills Road when he ran a red light at the corner of Gazzola Drive and broadsided a car, killing Camille Ricciardo in her hometown of East Patchogue on April 17, 2012.Ricciardo was pronounced dead at the scene.Police said Klein possessed a small amount of heroin.last_img read more

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My love/hate relationship with The Facebook

first_imgOkay, I’m going to admit it now – I do GET the Facebook. And yes, I’m on it almost daily, spying on my nieces and nephews, posting food porn and living vicariously through Julie Ferguson. But should my business be on Facebook?Should your credit union have a Facebook page?6th Story does have a Facebook presence, but I have not been updating it. Because, well, people know me, and I post on Denise Wymore’s Facebook page.  I have a face. They know Matt Davis. He has a really nice face. You could say we ARE the faces of 6th Story. So why should 6th Story be on the Facebook?In order to set up a business account it has to be tied to a personal account. For a time Facebook had a business account feature that was stand alone but discontinued it. Maybe they only want “faces” on there. Hmmmm….Should a credit union ask their members to like them? continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Dealing with disruption at your credit union

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Taxi companies have taken a big hit as Uber, the much-discussed private, on-demand ride service, has come to the fore. But notably, Uber has been around almost a decade, and only became big in the last couple of years.This is common, according to Peter Sheahan, founder and CEO of Karrikins Group (formerly Change Labs), Auckland, New Zealand, who presented at CUES’ Directors Conference in Orlando on Monday.“Nothing ever changes in industry that didn’t exist on the periphery for a time,” Sheahan said. “Change is actually really slow until it’s not.”It’s like these new technologies nip away, nip away, nip away, and then overnight gain massive momentum.“Just ask the taxi drivers,” he explained. “Uber turned 10 recently. It sat on the periphery for eight years, but now it grows 10 times every month.” continue reading »last_img read more

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More time to save on NAFCU’s 2021 conferences

first_imgMissed NAFCU’s Cyber Monday sale? Another opportunity to save big on the association’s 2021 conferences kicks off today. Take $300 off registrations for almost all in-person conferences with code INPERSON and $100 off registrations for virtual conferences with code VIRTUAL.The codes can be used as many times and for as many people as needed through Jan. 8, though it cannot be combined with other offers or applied to previously registered events. All NAFCU conferences are open to both member and nonmember credit unions.NAFCU’s conferences are designed with credit unions’ needs in mind, bringing together industry professionals and experts to help take institutions and careers to the next level. While uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic remains, NAFCU recently announced it will offer virtual and in-person options for several of its 2021 conferences – giving credit unions the power to choose the format they prefer.Here’s a look at which conferences credit unions can save on today: This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

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Garuda adopts Alibaba cloud technology for cost efficiency

first_imgHe added that after migrating to cloud computing, the company was able to have more teams work remotely.As the technology reduced network latency, Garuda’s corporate website, mobile application gateway and booking and ticketing services had become faster, he added.As of July, the airline had seen a 61 percent year-on-year (yoy) drop in total passengers, down to 3.6 million passengers, as the pandemic all but grounded the travel industry. Garuda also recorded a US$712.73 million loss in the first half of this year after booking net profits of $24.11 million in the same period last year.Garuda began its migration to cloud technology in 2015, transferring its on-premise e-mail to the cloud and distributing aircraft manuals online, among other changes. Alibaba Cloud is working with telecommunication company Indosat Ooredoo and cloud service provider ViBiCloud to provide a cloud data center for Garuda.“Our proprietary cloud technologies will help Garuda Indonesia continue to deliver innovation and agility in the market, offering a seamless user experience for consumers in Indonesia,” Alibaba Cloud Indonesia country manager Leon Chen said.Alibaba plans to create a third cloud center in Indonesia by 2021 after establishing its first two data centers in 2018 and 2019.On Thursday, Alibaba launched a lightweight personal cloud computer and an autonomous delivery robot, among other technologies, during its annual Apsara Conference.Alibaba launched a last-mile delivery robot called Xiomanlv on Thursday. The robot aims to assist in the delivery of packages to campuses and business parks in China. (Courtesy of Alibaba/-)Alibaba cloud intelligence president Jeff Zhang said that the recent changes brought about by the pandemic, namely the rise of remote work and e-commerce, had led the company to create relevant solutions.“As working from home becomes the new norm during and after the pandemic, we hope our cloud computer can help people access resilient computing power whenever they need to with a tiny personal computer,” he said in a speech during the conference.He added that the computer could be used to conduct complex tasks that usually required sophisticated PCs, such as video editing, software development and online customer service.The computer is a palm-sized device that can be connected to a normal computer screen. Users can access computing resources by subscription or by actual data consumption.Alibaba launched a lightweight cloud computer on Thursday. The device can be connected to a normal computer screen to enable remote work. (Courtesy of Alibaba/-)While the computers are currently available only to enterprise customers, the company said the devices would soon be available for purchase by individuals.Zhang also introduced an autonomous last-mile delivery robot called Xiomanlv to cater to the growing need for fast delivery services in China. The country is expected to see more than 1 billion packages delivered each day in the coming years.The delivery robot is estimated to be able to deliver up to 500 packages a day to one designated community or campus and can travel 100 kilometers on a single charge.“We are expecting a rapid jump in delivery demand brought about by thriving new retail in the increasingly digitalized world,” Zhang said, adding that the robot would complement Alibaba’s logistics platform Cainiao to serve communities, campuses and business parks in China.The Apsara conference will also be a launching ground for various cloud products, such as the Cloud Lakehouse big data architecture and Lindorm, a multi-model database to support the Alibaba Group ecosystem. (eyc)Topics : Garuda Indonesia, the country’s flag carrier, has adopted cloud technology from the Chinese company Alibaba Cloud for cost efficiency as Alibaba launches a lightweight personal cloud computer and an autonomous delivery robot.Garuda IT digital transformation senior manager Pungky Prasetyawan said that by adopting cloud technology, the company had seen more than a 60 percent improvement in cost efficiency.“In the face of challenges [brought about] by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions globally, Garuda Indonesia has been looking for a digital transformation solution,” he said during a media briefing on Thursday.last_img read more

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Former Arsenal star Lukas Podolski backs Mesut Ozil: ‘He’s not an a*****e’

first_img Comment Advertisement Lukas Podolski scored 31 goals for Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)‘I hope better times are coming with Mikel Arteta,’ said Podolski. ‘I played with him and when he took over I could see improvements. The team talked together, they ran together, but still they only had one special player – Aubameyang.‘It’s not like the rest are sh*t, but they’re not world-class. Look at Liverpool, they have top or world-class players in every position, but maybe that’s not the target for Arsenal right now.’MORE: Arsenal sign midfielder Tim Akinola after release from Huddersfield TownMORE: Martin Keown fires warning to Arsenal fans over William SalibaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Mesut Ozil’s dispute with Arsenal continues (Picture: Getty Images)Lukas Podolski has defended his former Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil, saying ‘he’s not an a**hole’ as the stalemate between player and club continues.Ozil is earning a mammoth £350,000-a-week at Arsenal and remains under contract until the summer of 2021 at the club.However, he has fallen completely out of favour under Mikel Arteta, not making a single appearances for the Gunners since the return of football after the coronavirus hiatus.Arsenal want rid of the German, but he has no intention of being forced out of the club before the end of his contract, wanting to return to first team action and play a part next season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTPodolski, who played for Arsenal from 2012-15, believes the situation is unfortunate but Ozil is certainly not a bad apple and says any disagreement is unlikely to be his fault.‘He’s good enough with support from the coach and the team, but something has happened with the club, you can feel that,’ Podolski told The Athletic.‘Is he in a disagreement with the club? When I talk to him, we don’t want to talk about that kind of stuff. It’s his situation, him and his agent have to deal with that.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 City‘He’s a good character — he’s not an a**hole. He doesn’t do interviews where he speaks badly of his team-mates or of Arsenal and it’s a shame we have this situation because everyone is losing. Ozil is sat in the stands, Arsenal are paying him and there is no winner.’Podolski is hopeful the situation can be remedied and that Arsenal can make further improvements under Mikel Arteta, after an encouraging start to his tenure.The 35-year-old thinks they need a lot of new players, though, with only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang currently seen as ‘special’ by the German. Former Arsenal star Lukas Podolski backs Mesut Ozil: ‘He’s not an a*****e’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 17 Aug 2020 4:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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