Tozzer Anthropology Building receives BSA design honor

first_imgThe Tozzer Anthropology Building has received one of the highest design honors from the Boston Society of Architects. The Hobson award celebrates the bold, transformative construction that fits in seamlessly with the University’s traditional sensibility.The LEED Gold-certified building is a modern sanctuary for one of the most comprehensive anthropology collections in the world. Designed by Kennedy & Violich Architecture, the space is enlightened from its core. A sizable new skylight illuminates Tozzer’s central social space, and the copper roof rotates to allow for maximum natural light.The textured brick-bound entryway invites the public to access the library and reading rooms on the first and ground floors. Offices and classrooms for faculty and graduate students are housed on the top three floors. The Harvard FAS renovation, helmed by the office of Physical Resources & Planning, was completed in May 2014.last_img read more

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Cultural event celebrates world art, languages

first_imgSaint Mary’s students experienced “Arts Around the World,” a student variety show of music and dance performances Tuesday night. The program, as part of International Week at the College, took place in Little Theatre at the Moreau Center for the Arts.  Professor Marianne Hahn, lecturer in French and German, said the event gives expression to the cultures represented in the modern languages department. “[The event] brings all the languages taught in the [modern languages] department together outside of the classroom in a different context,” Hahn said.  Hahn said she created the “Arts Around the World” show for the modern languages department eight years ago after her students inspired her.  “I was amazed at the talent my students had, and wanted to share this talent with the rest of the school,” Hahn said. The event originally featured music by famous composers, and then adopted other art forms, such as dance, in order to “embrace more than music,” professor Jennifer Zachman, chair of the modern languages department, said.  This year’s program incorporated music from Germany, Austria, China, France, Spain, Ireland and Italy, as well as dance, instrumental music and singing.  One performer, first year Yaqi Song, played a piece on the guzheng, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument. Song said she has been playing the guzheng since she was five and considers it an honor to share traditional Chinese music with her peers. Some of the other performances included first years Mary Margaret Canady and Erin Hart dancing an Irish Treble reel, junior Victoria Connelly singing Italian composer Henri Duparc’s “Chanson Triste” and a five-person ballet performed to German composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Air on the G String.” which was choreographed by dance professor Laurie Lowry.  Associate professor of music Laurel Thomas, who worked with several of the performing sopranos, said the event was an opportunity to understand that “there’s a special beauty in every nation’s art.” Students also had exposure to international foods, such as French cheese and German chocolate, at the reception.  The event was sponsored by the Saint Mary’s Modern Languages Department, Sodexo, the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership, the Music Department, Communication Studies and the Dance and Theatre Department.  Contact Kathryn Marshall at [email protected]last_img read more

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Eager bidders brave rain to fight for classic beauty

first_imgThe home at 27 Winifred St, Clayfield. Photo: supplied.TORRENTIAL rain couldn’t stop a 100-strong crowd and 14 registered bidders from watching a Clayfield three-bedder sell at auction for $1.315 million.The picture perfect home at 27 Winifred St attracted nearly 80 groups of home hunters during its four-week sale campaign.The auction started strongly with a first bid of $900,000, soon climbing to $1 million, before stalling briefly at $1.25 million.The property was declared on the market at $1.29 million, and three bidders fought until the end.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The home at 27 Winifred St, Clayfield. Photo: Supplied.Marketing agent Marion Sheerman of Ray White New Farm said it was a “textbook auction” and a credit to the vendors, who were well prepared to go to market.“I have worked with the sellers for a number of months as they have bought their new home through me also in Clayfield,” she said. “This home was so beautifully presented — preparation was the key.”The tastefully renovated circa 1920 Queenslander has three bedrooms and two bathrooms spanning a single level on a 610sq m block. Clayfield has a median house price of $1.135 million, according to analytics company CoreLogic.last_img read more

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AP3 vice-president leaves amid doubts over fund future

first_imgGustaf Hagerud, the third AP fund’s vice-president and head of asset management, has left and relocated to London after six years with the state buffer fund.Hagerud is set to manage a global equity and bond fund in the UK, as well as become partner in his new firm.AP3 confirmed his departure in a statement posted on the fund’s website.He leaves AP3 amid doubts over the future of the fund as the Swedish government accepted recommendations to reduce the number of funds from five to three. The five funds, AP 1 through 4 and AP6, have been under review since 2011, with the final findings recommending the closure of two funds to increase cost efficiencies.AP3, alongside fellow funds 1, 2 and 4, all invest in a range of real assets and listed equities and bonds, whereas AP6 focuses entirely on private equity.In the final report, it was suggested the three remaining funds closely coordinate their investments in the unlisted space, either through collaboration or by investment in unlisted ventures to be “concentrated” into one fund.It is also expected one of the Gothenburg-based funds, AP2 or AP6, will survive given the report’s stance on retaining one fund in Sweden’s second city.AP6 won praise in the report for its innovative investment approach and its speciality in private equity investing.Given this, it is likely one of the Stockholm-based funds – AP1, AP3 or AP4 – will close, with the assets of the two closed funds distributed among the remaining three.AP4 had performed the best on a 10-year average return basis.In August, Hagerud’s former chief executive, Kerstin Hessius, strongly criticised the report’s recommendations, suggesting the closure of two of the funds could have a negative impact on both current and future pensions in Sweden.Between the buffer funds, they have contributed SEK90bn (€9.8bn) to Sweden’s mandatory pay-as-you-go pension system, Hessius said.The review to decide which two funds are closed is ongoing, although a response will depend on the outcome of Sunday’s general election, with polls showing the opposition Social Democrats Party in the lead.last_img read more

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Competitive UP good for UAAP

first_imgWe’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Having a competitive University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons basketball team is good for the school and the UAAP.The State University has a lot on its hands to think about and work on and it’s understandable when it hasn’t been able to stay in step with the current powers of the league. This is not to say that UP has been remiss in supporting college athletics as a vital part of student formation. We shouldn’t forget that UP has had champion teams in football, swimming, baseball, cheer dancing and other sports.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ But there seems to be a change in the way things are being done for the Fighting Maroons basketball team and there’s a renewed interest in its hoop campaign.The buzz isn’t just about that big win against De La Salle University, the defending champion, although the triumph created ripples of conversation in basketball circles and on social media. It’s more about having a chance in every game to score a win against both the frontrunners and the struggling teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogA competitive UP team will spread interest not only for its community but also for basketball followers in general. College ball is interesting beyond school alliances. The game is played by young players whose skills are still being formed and that’s why flashes of brilliance are just as fascinating as fumbles and turnovers.It’s also about getting the community together to come to the games and cheer together and UP does have a sizeable number of students and alumni that can converge. But to keep them coming, the team has to remain competitive as it’s hard to root for a squad that can’t stay in the game till the very end. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Juvic ties for 2nd in Taiwan Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody All the UAAP schools have undergone difficult seasons, where wins have been hard to achieve. You see that in the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers who still have to win in the current tournament. Very often teams struggle for wins because it also matters who you are pitted against in a given season and what kind of players you have.It cannot be a case of a lack of trying by teams that haven’t won that much. It’s just that the other teams are so well stacked up and have been playing together for some time. La Salle and Ateneo do not simply have adequate support but also have teams that have been together through at least two years and that is vital for forging team chemistry.So we find the Fighting Maroons in the conversation in the current UAAP season. Many alumni are hopeful for a Final Four finish, something that hasn’t happened in almost two decades. It will be good to see a large sea of maroon in the stands on a regular basis shouting unique cheers that can rev up the game.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Exclusive – Bent and Hutton have been superb, claims Aston Villa boss Lambert

first_imgAston Villa manager Paul Lambert claims he’s delighted with how Darren Bent and Alan Hutton are performing this season.The pair spent last season away from Villa Park, at Fulham and Bolton respectively, but have been called upon this campaign by the Villans chief.And, with the club sat third in the Premier League, the Scotsman admits he’s pleased with the duo.“Alan Hutton’s been excellent,” Lambert told Call Collymore, following his side’s 2-1 Premier League victory over Hull City. “He’s been a credit to himself in the way he’s conducted himself over the last few years. He’s done everything professionally.“His performances, including the pre-season matches, have been outstanding.”When asked about Bent, Lambert continued: “Darren just needs a goal at the moment. He’s getting chances. That will come though because he’s a natural finisher.”last_img read more

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