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Breast cancer in China: HSPH to partner in new awareness initiative

first_img Read Full Story Breast cancer is a leading cause of death among women in China, with 1.1 million new cases annually. China’s breast cancer mortality has doubled over the past 30 years. Diagnosis tends to be made when the women are older and already in Stage III/IV, compared to Western countries where patients generally are diagnosed earlier and have a higher cure rate.In an effort to help reverse these trends, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in December 2012 welcomed a delegation of 15 national and provincial health leaders from China for a week-long visit to learn about breast cancer treatment and prevention in the U.S. and to make plans for HSPH’s new Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Initiative in China.Composed of representatives from the All China Women’s Federation (ACWF) and officials from China’s Ministry of Health (MOH), the delegation discussed China’s breast cancer programs and needs with cancer specialists from HSPH, Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), and other physicians in the greater Boston area. The visitors attended lectures, visited medical facilities, and interacted with prominent academics, public, and private sector leaders.last_img read more

Fall into HarvardX with new and returning courses

first_imgAnatomyX (Q3 2014)Learn the anatomy basic to understanding common musculoskeletal injuries. Follow hypothetical patients from injury to operating room. Poetry in America: Module 2: Nature & Nation (10/22)This course, the second installment of the multi-part Poetry in America series, spans the poetry of America’s early years, directly before and after the creation of the Republic. Immunity to Change, Version 2 (Q3 2014)Apply new psychological theory about personal change to an improvement-goal of your own throughout the entire course. Read Full Story Poetry in America: Module 1: New England (9/10)This course, the first installment of the multi-part Poetry in America series, covers American poetry in cultural context through the year 1700. HarvardX is offering a host of new and returning open online courses this fall. CS50x (anytime and self-paced)An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. Improving Global Health: Quality & Safety (9/16)Access to healthcare services is critical – but is it enough? Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies (10/30)Explore how entrepreneurship and innovation tackle complex health problems in emerging economies. Visualizing Japan (9/3)A first-time MITx/HarvardX collaboration, VJx opens windows on Japan’s transition into the modern world through the historical visual record. MCB80x: Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Version 2 & New Modules (Q3 2014)A guide to the biology of what makes us tick.last_img read more

Storm surge risk and South Caucasus archaeology win Fisher Prizes

first_imgLydia Gaby, a senior at Harvard College, and Nathanial Erb-Satullo, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, were recently awarded the Howard T. Fisher Prizes for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Excellence. Gaby’s prize-winning entry (undergraduate category), titled “Constructing a Storm Surge Risk Profile: Lower East Side and Chinatown, Manhattan, NY,” analyzes different socioeconomic factors related to storm surge risk, presented in a series of thematic maps.Erb-Satullo was awarded the Fisher Prize (graduate category) for his project:  “From Micrometers to Kilometers: Integrating Spatial and Chemical Datasets in the Study of Metal Production in the South Caucasus c. 1500-500 BC.” This project uses varying spatial scales to determine the patterns of metal production and consumption in the South Caucasus during the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. Erb-Satullo’s entry also won the Davis Center GIS Prize for Excellence in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies.Both students will receive a $500 cash award for the Fisher Prize. See both prize-winning posters and judges’ comments here.The Fisher Prize was established in 1999 to promote and reward student work in this broad and potentially interdisciplinary area, from both undergraduate and graduate students at Harvard University. The prizes were presented May 1 at the of the Center for Geographic Analysis Annual Conference. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Off-track students have new off-road Harvard Hero

first_imgCris Rothfuss, Executive Director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) and 2016 Harvard Hero award winner, has launched a bold, new cycling event to raise money and awareness for off-track high school students. Slated to begin in Seattle, Washington in the summer of 2017, The REAL Ride is a 3-month, 5,000 mile, off-road cycling event ending in Boston.“Many cyclists have ridden across the country,” says Rothfuss. “What makes this unique is how and why we are doing it. We’re taking the hard way across, on dirt and gravel tracks, avoiding pavement whenever possible, camping out and carrying most of what we need.”The event, to include a team of five to eight riders, will benefit Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA), a Roxbury high school that has pioneered innovative learning techniques to re-engage off-track students. For over 18 years, the school has served as the education stop of last resort for young adults who drop out of the traditional system. As they make their way across the country, the team will coordinate engagement opportunities with similar local high school students.Says Alison Hramiec, Head of School at BDEA, “Most all of our students come to us struggling to finish high school because they are trying to learn in an ecosystem of multi-generational poverty, with its attendant risks of food and housing insecurity, mental and physical health concerns, violence, and other traumas. What inspires all of us at BDEA is that our students continue to rise despite these challenges. They are warriors. We feel lucky to play a role in their lives, helping them realize their potential.”“It is so heartening when someone from outside education can come into our community and in a short period of time understand the impact our work is having on our young adults. When I shared with staff Cris’ goal for the REAL Ride, they were truly touched and amazed that someone was willing to take on this challenge for our students,” she continued.“BDEA demonstrates every day to their students that they are not defined by the immediate path in front of them, that they have the power and control to change the course. The REAL Ride was designed to reflect that,” says Rothfuss. “Creativity, determination, and grit are three qualities my parents instilled in me, and if I can pass that on in any way, I am going to try.”Rothfuss knows how to lean into a challenge, and has enjoyed both professional and athletic success. In her more than 10 years at Harvard, she has been lauded for being a thoughtful and transparent leader of IQSS and for being effective in forging strong partnerships with industry in her previous role as Director of Technology Transactions at the Office of Technology Development. She has a long history of athletic accomplishments, including varsity basketball and track at Yale, and racing cyclocross at the national elite level.“It can be pretty daunting to think that I am about to step away (temporarily) from my job and life to do this. That I am putting everything on hold so I can pedal day after day for three months, but then I remember why I am doing it and it makes perfect sense.”Support and enthusiasm around the event is building. The team’s social media campaign recently launched, and five corporate sponsors already have been announced, including Monster Worldwide Inc., and Better World Club, Inc. “I’m particularly grateful for Harvard’s support in allowing me to take a leave,” stresses Rothfuss. “It says a lot about the university’s commitment not only to its employees, but also in this case a cause that directly benefits our local community.”last_img read more

Scholar studies Generation Y in Hungary

first_imgProfessor and visiting scholar Tamás Karáth gave a lecture Tuesday entitled “Young and Broker in Hungary: Post-Communism and Generation Y” in which he analyzed the effects of generational transition and communism in his native Hungary. Karáth is a professor of Medieval English Literature at the Institute of English and American Studies of Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Hungary. This semester, he is a visiting scholar at the Nanovic Center for European Studies. His lecture addressed the situation facing the youth of Hungary based on a recent survey, Youth 2012, which gathered demographic information on Hungarians ages 15 to 29. Karáth said the toughest issue facing Generation Y in Hungary is living in a democratic society run by a generation new to democracy. “There is a paradox of socialization for these youngsters that they are expected to behave democratically,” Karáth said. “They are expected to grow up through the maturity of a democratic society while they did not really receive any inherited democratic values from the parent and grandparent generations.” Karáth divided his presentation into four parts, focusing on terms and definitions, generational patterns in Hungary, the Youth 2012 study and its implications for Generation Y around the world, and how Generation Y defines itself as members of the generation enter college and adulthood. Karáth said while Hungarian youth displayed unique social characteristics because of their post-communist society, they still share a common bond with the global Generation Y. “Indeed, the survey confirmed that there are striking differences in maturity, activity profiles and the autonomy level of this age group,” Karáth said. “However, certain findings in areas of media use, technology and communication strategies confirmed certain characteristics between the Hungarian Generation Y and the global Generation Y.” Karáth paid special attention to the term “post-communism” and defined it at the outset of the lecture. He said it was important to note the specific meaning he was using in his lecture. “Now, what we mean by post-communism varies greatly from country to country,” Karáth said. “Present-day democratic practices and the tradition of these democratic practices varies significantly between the countries. Also, post-communism might be different according to the type or nature of the communism that those countries had experienced before the transition. So it is important, in order to clarify this idea within Hungary, to see both sides of the transition before and after the change.” Karáth said the transition from communism to democracy is reflected in the generational gap evident today. “The transition has often been interpreted in terms of generational relations. All over Europe, there is a sense of a very critical Generation X, Generation Y age group, which are today’s youngsters,” Karáth said. “We can see a very drastic confrontational attitude of post-transition youngsters and pre-transition establishment, and the generation that is associated with the establishment.” Karáth said 34 percent of Hungarians ages 15 to 29 could not imagine living anywhere but Hungary, while 24 percent of the same age group could envision themselves leaving for more than five years, even forever. These mobility statistics give Hungarians reason to be relatively hopeful about the future, Karáth said. Karáth also said 29 percent of the individuals in Hungary’s Generation Y do not trust democracy, a number that is far below the European Union average of 49 percent. Karáth characterized this figure as a product of the paradox of socialization. Contact Jack Rooney at [email protected]last_img read more

Prince of Broadway to Land on the Great White Way

first_imgMarian Torres & Ramin Karimloo in ‘Prince of Broadway'(Photo: Ryoji Fukuoka) We told you this tuner was one to watch! The long-in-the-works musical Prince of Broadway, which ran in Japan last year, is looking to begin performances on the Main Stem in the fall of 2017, courtesy of the Manhattan Theatre Club and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller, the New York Post reports. The show celebrates the career of the 21-time Tony-winning director and producer Harold Prince and will play at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.Prince of Broadway will be helmed by Prince himself with co-direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. The show pays tribute to Prince’s 60-year career and examines the circumstances and fortune, both good and bad, that led to him creating some of the most beloved theater of all time, including West Side Story, The Pajama Game, Cabaret, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Company.No word yet on casting, but the Japanese production starred Ramin Karimloo, Shuler Hensley, Tony Yazbeck, Emily Skinner, Josh Grisetti, Bryonha Marie Parham, Mariand Torres, Nancy Opel, Reon Yuzuki and Kaley Ann Voorhees.The production will feature a book by David Thompson, set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by William Ivey Long, wig design by Paul Huntley, musical supervision and arrangements by Jason Robert Brown and musical direction by Fred Lassen.Prince of Broadway was originally slated to open on the Great White Way in 2012 starring Sierra Boggess, Richard Kind and Skinner.Check out Broadway.com’s exclusive interview with Prince below! Prince of Broadway Related Showscenter_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 29, 2017last_img read more

Board approves final 2004-05 Bar budget

first_imgBoard approves final 2004-05 Bar budget Board approves final 2004-05 Bar budget June 15, 2004 Regular Newscenter_img The Board of Governors has given final approval for the Bar’s 2004-05 budget. The fiscal plan does not increase the annual membership fees, which remain at $265 for active members and $175 for inactive members.Incoming Budget Committee Chair Jerald Beer told the board, at its May 28 meeting, that there was only one minor change from the budget it initially approved early in April. That is $8,000 for the Special Commission on Lawyer Regulation, which is reviewing the Bar’s disciplinary process.“That’s the only change we had to the budget from April, so this will be the budget that is submitted to the Supreme Court,” Beer told the board.The budget was published in the April 30 Bar News, and the new fiscal year will begin on July 1.The 2004-05 budget projects a surplus of not quite half a million dollars with revenues just under $30 million.The budget envisions a beginning general fund balance of $13.1 million. That’s up from the $11.5 million balance at the start of the 2003-04 budget year, which means the Bar is anticipating a $1.6 million surplus for its FY 2003-04 operations. Much of that comes from increased earnings on Bar investments.The largest income will continue to come from members’ annual fees, expected at $19.5 million for 2004-05, up from $19 million in 2003-04 and $18.6 million in 2002-03.For expenditures, regulation of the practice of law operations — which includes lawyer regulation, the Attorney Client Assistance Program, ethics, advertising, professionalism, and membership records — will continue to be the biggest budget item.last_img read more

How much does happiness cost?

first_imgIt turns out money can buy happiness.According to a Purdue University and University of Virginia study, earning $95,000 per year is the sweet spot for feeling satisfied with your life. A sense of emotional well-being is found between $60,000 and $70,000. Researchers added that incomes for families skew a bit higher.Interestingly, more money leads to more problems. Researchers said once your needs are comfortably met, anything more fosters a “keeping up with the Joneses” mentality and the tendency to make social comparisons, which lower well-being.No need to feel defeated if you aren’t hitting that optimum income just yet. Researchers said money is only a part of what really makes us happy. Maybe you just need a change of location.Money Magazinehas released its annual 2018 Best Places to Live in America list. They ranked everything from home prices and job opportunities, to overall quality of life.Here are the top 10.Frisco, TXPopulation: 179,067Median family income: $129,118Median home price: $349,000Ashburn, VAPopulation: 53,190Median family income: $134,057Median home price: $456,000Carmel, INPopulation: 94,854Median family income: $130,044Median home price: $322,630Ellicott City, MDPopulation: 73,236Median family income: $136,339Median home price: $390,000Cary, NCPopulation: 162,025Median family income: $113,831Median home price: $360,000Franklin, TNPopulation: 78,376Median family income: $109,231Median home price: $477,145Dublin, CAPopulation: 67,839Median family income: $141,471Median home price: $794,000Highlands Ranch, COPopulation: 106,802Median family income: $126,404Median home price: $480,000Sammamish, WAPopulation: 52,304Median family income: $165,064Median home price: $932,250Woodbury, MNPopulation: 70,072Median family income: $120,976Median home price: $275,000 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Detailslast_img read more

Students, Community Members Join Wolf Administration in Millerstown for Cabinet in Your Community Event

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 20, 2018 Press Release Millerstown, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by community members as well as students from elementary school, high school, and college for a Cabinet in Your Community event at Greenwood High School in Millerstown. This was the seventh in a series of town-hall style events held across the state in which members of the community can talk with cabinet secretaries and discuss issues important to the region.“The exceptional discussion and positive energy that has resulted from all seven of these events has been remarkable,” said Governor Wolf. “From college to elementary to high school students, to countless individuals in communities across the commonwealth, my administration has been able to engage in valuable dialogue on how to best help Pennsylvania’s residents.”Featuring Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, Department of Health Acting Secretary Rachel Levine, and Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Colonel Tyree Blocker, the department heads provided updates on regional projects and accomplishments and answered questions from the audience.The next Cabinet in Your Community event is currently scheduled for February 27 in East Stroudsburg at the East Stroudsburg University Innovation Center with the cabinet secretaries from the departments of Aging, Agriculture, Community and Economic Development, Environmental Protection, Military and Veterans’ Affairs, and General Services.center_img Students, Community Members Join Wolf Administration in Millerstown for Cabinet in Your Community Eventlast_img read more

Area Girls And Boys Basketball Scores (12-6)

first_imgArea Girls And Boys Basketball Scores.Tuesday  (12-6)Girls Scores.Oldenburg  53     Rising Sun  36Jac-Cen-Del  76     Waldron  42Franklin County  62     Richmond  39North Decatur  65     Eastern Hancock  64Lawrenceburg  55     South Decatur  27Indian Creek  48     Hauser  45Scottsbug  75     Shawe Memorial  40SW Shelby  52     Knightstown  39Boys Scores.Switzerland County  67     East Central  59last_img