Stengel receives Shorenstein fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School

first_imgThe Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Stengel, former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the U.S. State Department, and former TIME Managing Editor, as the newest recipient of the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellowship.Stengel’s fellowship will focus on the relationship between the media and the government. During his time on campus Stengel will conduct a study group, meet with students and faculty, speak at various events for the Harvard community and participate in Shorenstein Center activities. He will be in residence from Feb. 1, 2017 through May 2017.“Mr. Stengel’s combination of experience—from leading one of the nation’s premier news publications to guiding America’s public diplomacy in the Obama administration, not to mention his experience around the world, especially in covering South Africa—make him an unusual and exceptional fit for the Kennedy School, and we look forward to welcoming him to our community,” said Nicco Mele, the Center’s Director. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Daniel Schacter honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

first_imgThe Association for Psychological Science (APS) recently named Daniel Schacter as one of the recipients of the 2017 William James Fellow Award. The William James Fellow Award honors individuals for their lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.Schacter, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, has taught at Harvard since 1991. His research has focused on both cognitive and neural aspects of human memory. Many of Schacter‘s ideas are summarized in his 1996 book, “Searching for Memory,” and his 2001 book, “The Seven Sins of Memory,” both named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times and both winners of the American Psychological Association’s William James Book Award. Schacter has also received a number of awards for his research, including the Warren Medal from the Society of Experimental Psychologists, Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the American Psychological Association, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.Schacter’s research is broadly concerned with understanding the nature and function of human memory, using cognitive, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging approaches.  He is especially interested in understanding the constructive nature of memory: why it is that memory is not always accurate, and how memory distortions can provide important insights into the working of memory memory works. Much recent research in his lab has explored the idea that memory plays a critical role in allowing individuals to imagine or simulate events that might occur in their personal futures.For more information: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/members/awards-and-honorslast_img read more

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Content Creators Share Their Vision of the Future

first_imgInnovative storytellers discuss the changing ways we create and consume media in the 21st century. For the uninitiated, SXSW is a festival of epic proportions that overtakes Austin, Texas, every March. What began 31 years ago as a city-wide celebration of up-and-coming bands has transformed into a mecca for tech entrepreneurs; a Mardi Gras for multimedia professionals. Directors, editors, and photographers from around the world meet up to discuss industry shifts and the newest groundbreaking gear.One major hub of this year’s excitement was our #DellExperience, just across the street from the city’s convention center. The Experience allowed attendees to see tech innovation up close and hear from disruptive leaders making transformation real every day. On Wednesday afternoon, Adobe’s Margot Nack led a panel, The Art of Media: Creation to Consumption, with an impressive row of guests: Vashi Nedomansky, Kevin Lu, and Colby Brown.Her first panelist, Vashi Nedomansky, is the editor of 11 feature films and an editorial team trainer for many others, including the films Gone Girl and Deadpool. Vashi relied on a Dell Precision Workstation to edit his latest film, 6 BELOW, a stunning achievement on multiple levels. The movie, starring Josh Hartnett and Mira Sorvino, is the first major motion picture to be edited in 6K RAW. “There’s no way I could cut 6K footage – which is 9X bigger than HD – on another computer,” said Vashi. “You can’t have herky-jerky playback. Literally, we had to have the most powerful machine.”Hear Vashi talk about the unique challenges of editing ‘6 Below’  Getting Your Work Out There“In the digital space, our goal is to get content in front of as many faces as possible. Whether that’s for marketing campaigns, movies or creating things for ourselves,” said Colby Brown, a world-traveling photographer and humanitarian. “Staying ahead of the wave, ahead of the momentum is crucial in all our industries. There’s a reason that I’ve partnered with companies like Dell that make my life as a creative easier.” 15:00- 15:22“Technology is now so much more accessible. Everyone in this room is a content creator as well as a consumer,” said Brown.Lu, who uses his smartphone to shoot eye-catching images for companies around the world, agreed that today’s tech is more manageable. “Now I have so many ways to tell a story,” said Lu. “I can tell a story in different formats and from different angles.”Editing in the Air Constantly staying ahead of the wave and creating buzz-worthy work that awes and amazes audiences online is an around-the-clock job. Luckily, today’s post-production process has become more mobile.“A lot the post editing I do, I do on my Dell XPS workstation,” said Lu. “When your software is on the cloud, you can hop on any device.”Vashi explained how the business has become more flexible in the last decade. “Ten years ago you had to rent an editing room, it was expensive and getting there was miserable. Now I edit big features at home or on the road. I can literally go anywhere.”Nack mentioned that many professionals she’s spoken with now enjoy air travel, because of the work opportunities. “Now we look forward to long flights,” Vashi replied. “Because we can edit anything onboard with portable, powerful technology.”Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) Make the Cut? Near the end of the event, a member of the audience asked the panelists if they viewed AI as a competitor to their work. Vashi responded first. “As an editor, no. AI can recognize shapes, faces, colors. It can create music and use patterns to create a good edit. But a great edit is something you respond to emotionally,” he said. “The gap between AI and a human editor is still noticeable.”“I don’t think it’s a threat. It can be helpful,” Lu told the crowd. “Facial recognition that helps you get focus quicker – that’s AI, too. If it’s helpful, I want to play around with it.”Hear the Panelists Answer the AI Question In a changing industry, with so many new options, Vashi encouraged the crowd to stay true to their ideas and focus on the fundamentals of craft. “Story beats technology,” he said. “But story needs technology.”Watch the full panel discussion here, and check out replays of other events at the #DellExperience.last_img read more

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Cyber Recovery: One Cyber Threat Many CISOs Might Overlook

first_imgMost CISOs you meet will assume that with the best-of-breed elements of their layered, defense-in-depth cyber protections all in place and updated, they might rest easy. But they may likely have overlooked proper protections for their premise-based, backup-and-recovery data. That oversight can be a big risk for them and a big opportunity for Dell EMC channel partners.Despite CISOs’ best efforts to defend against intrusions, threat actors can find new ways to penetrate networks and find their way to the backup-and-recovery data, which can cause serious and often costly business disruptions.In our experience, if enterprises lack a securely segmented or air-gapped enclave for this extra-critical data, they have a good chance of suffering an insider attack that gains access to that data. And, if that happens, odds are even greater that the hackers will destroy the backups.“Cyber Recovery” — mitigating a stealthy vulnerability and giant riskFor many organizations and their CISOs, the issue of what we call “Cyber Recovery” flies far under their threat radar. As a CISO at one national retail chain told us after a private briefing, “You’ve made me aware of a problem I didn’t know I had.” And she’s not alone among her peers at other companies.In her case, she thought her backups were fully secure in the data center, but we told her that general backups are not secure there, and bad guys can get in and destroy the data. As a solution, she agreed that an isolated copy of the data that cannot be attacked but can be restored as needed would be a good idea. We call this concept our Dell EMC Isolated Recovery solution.This solution combines an optimized Dell EMC data-protection hardware and software solution with professional consulting services. It keeps an isolated copy of critical data off the network, ensuring that an uncompromised “gold copy” of customers’ most vital data always exists. When that copy needs updating, automated software establishes a connection only for the duration of the update. When done, the software re-establishes the air gap between the target and source servers, like a bank opening and closing its vault door.Needed: C-level, board-level discussions about riskThe costs of an organization losing its backup-and-recovery data can be huge. We know that for many of the companies that suffered 2017’s Petya and NotPetya encrypting ransomware attacks, the damages were in the millions. That’s why, given the scale of these losses, cyber-recovery discussions deserve C-level and even board-level attention. If anyone understands the nature of business risk, it’s a company’s top executives and board members.Here are some questions to ask to lead the discussion:How are you doing disaster recovery for your data? What are you protecting against?Have you ever had a disaster where you had to “Declare”?How much money is spent on disaster recovery safeguards in any given year?What is more likely to happen in the future: a disaster recovery event or a serious cybersecurity event?If cybersecurity is a primary concern, how much do you spend on Cyber Recovery safeguards in any given year?Alas, chances are they will say their Cyber Recovery spending is zero. At this point, you can then steer the discussion to addressing this particular vulnerability as a matter of business-risk mitigation — and present the Dell EMC Isolated Recovery solution.Needed: Hardware, software and high-margin professional consulting services To implement the Dell EMC Isolated Recovery solution, your customers will need to acquire hardware, software and your own professional consulting services. Once the solution is set up, it can operate alongside their existing backup-and-recovery solutions.In addition, you can set yourself apart from your competition with the Dell EMC Isolated Recovery solution. That’s because our solution is mature with proven deployments, compared to many of our competitors who merely talk about hardened approaches to vital backup-and-recovery data.Get certified to sell the Dell EMC Isolated Recovery solution To help you learn more about the Dell EMC Isolated Recovery solution and how to sell and deploy it, we are offering a four-day training in all aspects of it. Alternatively, channel partners can sell the solution as a package, with Dell EMC experts doing the work. Either way, we invite you to find out more by visiting the Dell EMC Isolated Recovery Partner Sales Plays.last_img read more

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NAFCU raises FHLB proposal concerns to HFSC

first_imgNAFCU emphasized the importance of allowing credit unions access to Federal Home Loan Banks and raised concerns about proposed FHLB membership rule changes in a letter to House Financial Services Committee leaders in advance of today’s hearing with FHFA Director Mel Watt.NAFCU Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, writing panel Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Ranking Member Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said credit union membership in FHLBs has risen from 11.4 percent in 2007 to 19 percent today, but FHFA’s proposed rule could reverse that trend over time.“This growth of credit union membership in FHLBs only underscores the need to ensure that the eligibility requirements for membership in FHLBs are set appropriately,” Hunt wrote. “Unfortunately, this proposal would disenfranchise over one million credit union member-owners from receiving the benefits of FHLB resources as their institution’s membership would be terminated under the newly proposed requirements.”NAFCU shared these same concerns with the FHFA in a letter last week. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Volunteer in vaccine trial tests COVID-19 positive but may have received a placebo

first_imgThe team overseeing the clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate in Bandung, West Java, announced that a volunteer receiving an injection in the trial had tested positive for the disease.The clinical research team leader, Kusnadi Rusmil of the Padjadjaran University, said the volunteer was currently in self-isolation. The team would supervise the volunteer’s condition.“After nine days of observation, [the volunteer’s] condition seems to be good,” said Kusnadi in a statement on Thursday. He added that the clinical research team had injected the first of three doses of the vaccine candidate – or a placebo – to the volunteer. After receiving the first shot, the volunteer traveled out of town.Upon returning to Bandung, the volunteer went to get the second injection. Kusnadi said the volunteer was declared healthy following an examination.A day later, the volunteer tested positive for COVID-19 following a swab test conducted by the Bandung Health Agency. The volunteer was required to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test because of their travel history.Read also: Govt to set aside Rp 37 trillion for COVID-19 vaccine procurement Kusnadi said he could not confirm whether the research team had injected a potential vaccine or a placebo. “We conduct the trial under the blind observer principle, so we can’t identify who gets the placebo and who gets the [potential] vaccine.”The research team is conducting phase III clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech. The trial would involve 1,620 volunteers who would be divided into two groups, with one group receiving the vaccine and the other one the placebo.Kusnadi went on to say that the team expected volunteers to develop immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus two weeks after receiving their second dose.The research team field manager, Eddy Fadlyana of the Padjadjaran University, said the team had only injected 248 of the 1,620 volunteers so far. Only 110 have received the second dose.He added that most of the volunteers had yet to report any side effects. (mfp)center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Thursday Local Sports Results

first_imgThursday Area Sports Results.Girls SoccerColumbus East Girls defeated Batesville 4-1.Batesville JV won 3-0.Batesville vs. Columbus East (9-12)Submitted by Batesville Coach Kyle Laker.South Ripley won against Rising Sun 4-1.SR vs. RS (9-12)Submitted by SR Statistician Caroline Cumberworth.Greensburg victorious over Franklin County 3-1Franklin County at Greensburg (9-12)Submitted by Var Vee.TennisColumbus East varsity beat Batesville 4-1.CE JV won 4-3.Batesville vs. CE (9-12)Submitted by Batesville Coach Mike McKinney.VolleyballJennings County Varsity beat Batesville 25-18, 22-25, 25-13, 25-22.Batesville vs. JC Varsity (9-12)JC JV won 24-25, 25-14, 25-14.Batesville vs. JC JV (9-12)JC Freshman won 25-14, 25-13.Submitted by Batesville Coach Jody Thomas with Max Preps.Rising Sun defeated Milan 20-25, 25-11, 28-20, 25-15.Milan vs. Rising Sun (9-12)Submitted by Var Vee.Milan 7th won against Batesville 23-25, 25-23, 15-12.Milan 8th won 25-24, 23-25, 15-7.Batesville vs. Milan MS VB (9-12)Submitted by Batesville Coach Shelly Prickel.Cross CountryMiddle School ORVC Pre-Meet at Hanover.Switzerland County Boys and Jac-Cen-Del Girls place first.Maiah Simon and Jared Cline for JCD place first in the individual run.Pre ORVC MS CC Meet (9-12)Submitted by JCD Coach Steve Narwold.SwimmingSunman Dearborn Middle School Aqua Trojans Boys defeated Connersville 116-64 and The SDMS Girls won 103-80.SDMS vs. Connersville (9-12)Submitted by SDMS Coach Brandon Loveless.FootballBatesville 7th won against South Dearborn 34-16.SD 8th won 32-0.Submitted by Batesville Coaches Korey Padgett and Tony Gausman.Batesville Freshman victorious over Switzerland County JV 54-6.Submitted by Batesville Coach Eric Feller.last_img read more

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Yankee twinbill a guaranteed Deery Series classic

first_imgFARLEY, Iowa – A weekend doubleheader for the Deery Brothers Summer Series is guaranteed to be a classic when Farley Speedway hosts Sept. 2 and 3 features for touring IMCA Late Models.Friday’s 50-lap Yankee Dirt Track Classic main event at Farley pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.The Saturday show sports the biggest payday of the 30th annual tour. The winner of the 100-lap main event goes home with $7,500, while qualifying for the feature is good for a minimum of $500.Consistency throughout the series’ first 12 events has put Tyler Bruening on top of the Deery standings, four points ahead of seven-time tour champion Jeff Aikey.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.Spectator admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors 62 and over, $20 for students ages 13-17 and free for 12 and under. Pit passes are $30Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds are also on the evening’s card.On Saturday, pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. There are no hot laps; racing starts at 5:30 p.m.Spectator admission is $30 for adults, $27 for seniors 62 and over, $25 for students ages 13-17 and free for 12 and under. Pit passes are $35.Sanctioned Modifieds, along with IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, complete the program.More information about the 39th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at the www.simmonspromotionsinc.com website.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 534; 2. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 530; 3. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 500; 4. Scott Fitzpatrick, Cedar Falls, 499; 5. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 497; 6. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 470; 7. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 459; 8. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 448; 9. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 445; 10. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 444; 11. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 441; 12. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 353; 13. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 313; 14. Curt Schroeder, Newton, 287; 15. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 276; 16. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 269; 17. Eric Pollard, Peosta, 256; 18. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 240; 19. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 235; 20. Dan Shelliam, Hazel Green, Wis., 184.last_img read more

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Munoz, Elliott land Longdale wins

first_imgAngel Munoz was the Saturday IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature winner at Longdale Speedway. (Photo by Gary Pigg, IMAGEZx2)LONGDALE, Okla. (May 20) – Angel Munoz outlasted seventh-starting Jason Rogers to capture the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event Saturday at Longdale Speedway.Kyle Pfeifer placed third, Travis Baird fourth and Hesston Shaw fifth.Robert Elliott garnered the IMCA SportMod feature win while Joe Adams advanced from eighth starting to second.Mike Roach raced from ninth to third. Jeffrey Kaup scored a fourth-place finish and Kaleb Roach was fifth.Both IMCA features were 35-lappers.last_img read more

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Opponent preview: What to know about Colgate

first_imgAfter a historically poor 34-point showing against Virginia, Syracuse (0-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) starts its nonconference schedule against Colgate on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The last time SU started a season with a loss, it etched out a four-point win over Rhode Island in 2003. In Orange head coach Jim Boeheim’s 44 years at the helm, he’s never started 0-2. Colgate (1-1), meanwhile, enters off its first loss of the season to Clemson.Here’s what to know about the Raiders ahead of the matchup.Gambling Odds: As of Wednesday night, Syracuse is a 10.5-point favorite, with a total of 137, according to Pinnacle.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 126-45Last time they played: The Orange defeated the Raiders, 77-56, on Nov. 21, 2018, as Tyus Battle scored 24. Oshae Brissett and Elijah Hughes posted 17 each and Bourama Sidibe reached double-digit points for the only time in the 2018-19 campaign. SU went into halftime only up three, but a 42-point second half effort, keyed by a 22-3 run, was enough for Syracuse’s 53rd straight-victory against Colgate. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJordan Burns and Will Rayman led the way for the visitors, adding 13 each with six 3s combined. Starter and eventual Patriot League player of the year Rapolas Ivanauskas totaled five points and five rebounds on 2-of-9 shooting. More than half of the Raiders points (36) came via the 3-ball, but they missed 12 of their last 13. The Colgate report: The Raiders cruised through the back-half of their Patriot League schedule in 2018-19, winning eight-straight and then three more for the conference title. In the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, Colgate lost 77-70 to Tennessee. The 15th-seeded Raiders trailed by as few as three with two minutes left but the Volunteers pulled away. Then a sophomore, Burns scored 32 points following eight 3-pointers. In their first game this season, they hosted and beat the New Jersey Institute of Technology by five. On Nov. 10, they lost at Clemson, 81-68. Colgate hasn’t beaten an ACC team since toppling Syracuse on Feb. 24, 1962. Colgate only graduated one senior, center Dana Batt. The Raiders have a seven-to-nine player rotation that relies on mostly Ivanauskas and Rayman. In two games, they’ve averaged 36.5 points per game combined. Burns is still a factor too, now paired with junior transfer Nelly Cummings.How Syracuse beats Colgate: For Syracuse to prevent a second-straight loss, it’ll have to first score more than freshman Cole Anthony individually did in his debut for North Carolina. The Orange won’t be facing another pack line defense, instead hosting one that allowed 75 points to non-power 5 NJIT. Colgate’s opponents are converting 30% of their 3-pointers and 48.8% of all field goals, so Syracuse should be able to create looks. The talent-disparity between the Raiders and the reigning-national champions should make it easier for Hughes, Buddy Boeheim and others to win one-on-one matchups. If the Orange can blow past the Raiders, then more shooters should get open along the perimeter. Defensively, it’ll come down to Syracuse’s guards initially stopping Burns. He does it all, averaging 12.5 points, five assists and four rebounds in two games. He sparks the offense, and like all of Colgate’s starters, he can shoot from three. In its debut, SU held UVA to 48 points with the 2-3 zone limiting shooters. But the Cavaliers turned inside, and the margin ballooned. If SU’s young guards can run Burns, Rayman and others off the arc, the Raiders may look to their frontcourt for an edge. It’ll then be on Syracuse’s forwards to prevent Ivanauskas from taking over. Stat to know: 35.8 — The Raiders team 3-point percentage. Colgate has converted almost many deep balls (14) as free throws (20) through 80 minutes. KenPom odds: Syracuse has been given a 81% chance to win. The projected final score is a 73-63 SU.Player to watch: Rapolas Ivanauskas, Forward No. 25Ivanauskas transferred to Colgate prior to his junior season and was recently named to the Lou Henson National Player of the Year Award watchlist. The Lithuanian forward has had double-digit points in 12 of his last 13 games, the only deviancy in the NCAA Tournament matchup when he sat out the second half with an injury. Comments Published on November 13, 2019 at 3:23 am Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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