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Listen To The New Brasstracks EP, Because It’s Seriously Off The Charts

first_imgBrasstracks has finally released their first full-length EP Good Love today, after months of building anticipation. The Brooklyn-based power duo, self-described as “future brass”, were recently featured on Chance The Rapper‘s Coloring Book for the hit song “No Problem” but its their original music that truly showcases the young talents of Ivan Jackson (trumpet) and Conor Rayne (drums).The 7-track masterpiece makes a its vital introduction with instrumental openers “Intro” and “Say U Won’t” before turning it up with the remaining five tracks, which features unique collaborations with hip-hop, funk, and soul contributors Masego, Jay Prince, Roses Gabor, S’natra & Alexander Lewis, and Lido & FatherDude. A journeywork through life, love, and equality, the record pieces together the many parts that fans of Brasstracks have been collecting along the years of their brief existence.Today you can enjoy the final product of their long-awaited work:Fans of Brasstracks won’t want to miss their performance at Brooklyn Comes Alive this October 22nd. With Manic Focus, members of Break Science, The Disco Biscuits, String Cheese Incident, Lettuce, among many, many more on deck, this year’s event is sure to be the best yet. [Get tickets here]last_img read more

Same Same But Different Announces 2019 Lineup: Beats Antique, Turkuaz, Exmag, More

first_imgSame Same But Different Festival will return for its second annual event to scenic Perris Beach, CA, set for September 20th and 21st, 2019.On Tuesday, the two-day music and arts festival revealed their 2019 lineup, with Baauer, Beats Antique, Turkuaz, and Exmag sitting at the top of the bill. Same Same But Different will additionally see performances by Cofresi, Megan Hamilton, Capyac, Baby Fuzz, Boostive, Elektric Voodoo, Casmalia, Equanimous, Aviator Stash, Moves Collective, Chugboat, Coral Bells, Fashion Jackson, Mdrn Hstry, AJ Froman, Mimi Zulu, Paige Kohler, Casey Turner Music, Oscar Ceballos, Another Monkey, Subko, and Qulture.The festival notes that a second wave of artists will be announced in the coming weeks.Same Same But Different will be set on the beautiful backdrop of Lake Perris, centrally located only 90 minutes away from both Los Angeles and San Diego. In addition to the great music selection, SSBD Fest features car camping, a lake with swimming, a giant beach, many hiking trails, yoga classes, art classes, and so much more. The festival will also feature two alternating stages to maximize musical performance time.“We’re musicians ourselves, so the music always comes first for us but we strive to create a relaxed, welcoming environment where you can explore, swim, hike and play through the weekend,” explained festival co-founder Brad Sweet.Tier Two Early-Bird General Admission passes are currently on sale here, which include admission to Friday and Saturday’s shows and camping. The festival is also offering VIP packages and on-site RV accommodations.Head to Same Same But Different’s website for more information.last_img read more

Incoming HGSE dean on his passion for education

first_imgJames Ryan on how his approach to teaching will inform his work at HGSE Harvard President Drew Faust introduced James E. Ryan, a leading scholar of education law and policy, who will become the new dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) this fall, at a welcome ceremony in Gutman Library on Monday. Ryan, said Faust, has a “deep understanding and dedication to education and especially to the transformative power of education.”Ryan, whose work focuses on educational opportunity, has discussed his new role with the Harvard Gazette.(In a question-and-answer session here, Ryan discuss his vision. And the story on his appointment is here.)James Ryan on the mission of HGSE and its role in education reform James Ryan on his passion for educationlast_img read more

Biologist Rob Lue, founding HarvardX faculty director, dies at 56

first_imgAt the Harvard Ed Portal, Lue was key in developing and defining its mission, programs, and extensive outreach to the Allston-Brighton community. In 2012, Lue became the founding faculty director of HarvardX and helped shape Harvard’s engagement in online learning and expand its reach and impact globally. The next year he was named the inaugural faculty director of the Bok Center and helped elevate its profile on campus.“Rob was a fountain of new ideas,” said Tamara Brenner, the Bok Center’s executive director. “Under his leadership, he transformed the Bok Center to a place that attracts and energizes faculty and graduate students alike, and that sparks creativity about what can happen in the classroom.”“His belief that science education should be accessible to everyone carried his work forward,” said Maile Takahashi, director of community programming at Harvard, who worked closely with Lue as part of his work with the Ed Portal.Up until his death, Lue was leading LabXchange, an initiative with the Amgen Foundation that created a free, online science learning platform for high school and college students. It also focused on promoting diversity in the field. The site has had over 2.5 million visitors since it launched 11 months ago. More than 250,000 of them have been educators and students using the platform to log over 112,000 hours of teaching and learning. This fall, Lue launched the Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship to help students contribute to solving global challenges, such as climate change and social injustice.Lue’s vision was to improve education “by bringing equal opportunities for learning science [to] anyone and anywhere,” said Valtencir Mendes, senior programme lead in UNESCO’s education sector. “At UNESCO, Rob was known for his commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He believed he could bring students, educators, volunteers, and collective intelligence together to help to solve our local and global challenges.”,The former dean of Harvard Summer School and co-author of two biology textbooks, Lue worked extensively in the field of science visualization. The 2006 animation “The Inner Life of the Cell,” which Lue co-authored with his husband, Alain Viel, is one the most widely viewed and acclaimed science visualizations created.“Rob was always so happy when students thanked him [for changing] their view of biology by creating these animations,” said Viel, director at the Northwest Undergraduate Laboratories and senior lecturer in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard.“We did not talk much about science at home, that was kept for our workday,” Viel added. “We would talk about art and education. Strangely enough, the pandemic allowed us to share more time together in our home. In the last six months we enjoyed sharing our daily meals, having our morning coffee on the patio, and chatting about art, education, and from time to time Harvard gossip. I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to share, for almost 30 years, my life with such a remarkable person.”Those close to him shared similar feelings.“Rob was easy to talk to,” Takahashi said. “He had so many interests. He was always able to find the connecting point. He could talk about art, interior design, movies (both good and bad — he watched them all). He was truly interested in people and would want to know what was happening at home with my kids (even when it really wasn’t that interesting). You always felt that he valued you.” Harvard’s Lue explains LabXchange, a new virtual community designed to bring concepts to life Easing the way for students to ‘do’ science Sean Eddy stood awkwardly next to fossil exhibits at a 2015 wine reception at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. He was new to the University and didn’t know a soul. Then up strolled a smiling Rob Lue, who “started telling me about his new work on data-driven urban planning in Paris, and we immediately hit it off,” Eddy recalls.The Ellmore C. Patterson Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and department chair would eventually come to learn that Lue was a highly regarded researcher, an energetic leader in innovative teaching, and roundly cherished for his warm and generous spirit. “Rob was an optimist with a passion that would draw you in and get you talking with him about the good things in the world — art and books and education — and how we could make the world an even better place together,” Eddy said. “He saw the best in people.”Lue, who died Wednesday at 56 from cancer, had an impact felt deeply among undergraduates on campus and beyond. He was professor of the practice in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, founding faculty director of HarvardX, faculty director of the Harvard Ed Portal, Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, UNESCO Chair on Life Sciences and Social Innovation, and faculty director and principal investigator of LabXchange.“Rob was one of the most creative teachers at Harvard,” said Harvard President Larry Bacow. “He was always thinking about how we could do a better job of engaging our students, and he was particularly gifted in imagining how technology and data could be used to enhance the learning experience. One of my last in-person meetings before we began working remotely was with him. His confidence in our ability to teach even complex lab-based courses gave me hope when hope was in short supply. The kindness and thoughtfulness he brought to his work over the years infuse many of the pedagogical improvements made at Harvard. He was a valued colleague, and he will be missed.”As the director of life sciences education at Harvard, Rob Lue led a complete redesign of the introductory undergraduate curriculum. Jon Chase/Harvard file photo“Rob was a consummate innovator who brought incomparable vision and creative energy to his many wide-ranging projects, to the great benefit of teachers and learners across the globe,” said Claudine Gay, the Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). “He was among the most warm, energetic, and generous colleagues I have been fortunate enough to know in my years at Harvard — and a master teacher on top of it. His leadership at the Bok Center reflected all of that and the important work he began there will continue. He leaves behind a tremendous legacy of imagination.”Born in 1964, Lue was raised in Jamaica and graduated from St. George’s College in Kingston in 1982. He earned a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross in 1986. He then took a year off to paint at Brandeis University. Art would remain a source of constant joy even as his professional career veered toward the sciences. He earned his Ph.D. in biology at Harvard in 1995 and joined the molecular and cellular biology faculty four years later.His teaching methods and use of technology quickly garnered recognition. As the director of life sciences education at Harvard, he led a complete redesign of the introductory undergraduate curriculum that created some of the largest and most popular science courses on campus.“When Rob lectured, you could hear a pin drop as he enthralled the freshmen with his ability to engage them in the topic of the day — they hung on his every word — and he was a master of active learning in which he regularly challenged students with questions,” said Richard Losick, Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Biology at Harvard and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. “When Rob lectured, you could hear a pin drop as he enthralled the freshmen with his ability to engage them in the topic of the day …” — Richard Losick, Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Biology Free global platform for science education bridges ethnic and gender gaps center_img Related LabXchange meets and beats challenges of remote learning Scott V. Edwards, a professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, said he will remember Lue’s warm smile. It “[was] straight from the heart of Jamaica” and “made everyone feel at home,” Edwards wrote on PostHope, a forum site where colleagues, friends, and family can post tributes to Lue.Lue’s longtime administrator, Ilyana Sawka, said she will remember his smile as well. “Every day with him was filled with laughter,” she said. “He had such a joy in what he did and it was infectious. He was one of a kind.”Jon Hamilton ’20 said he would cherish how dedicated Lue was as both a teacher and a mentor. A former research assistant with Lue, Hamilton remembers Lue for going well beyond traditional capacities multiple times to ensure he got the best experience as a student, and even as a professional. For the job he holds now as legislative aide in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Hamilton said Lue spoke with his future boss for about an hour during a recommendation call to make sure the job was “good enough for me.”“He was compassionate, empathetic, ready to help at a moment’s notice. He did so much for so many, and I regret that the world will be so much poorer for his leaving it. However, having touched so many lives, I know that he’ll be able to rest easy because his is a legacy that will live on, shining bright in all of our hearts,” he said.A memorial for Lue is being planned for a future date.Lue is survived by Viel, his partner of 30 years.last_img read more

Class Gift Campaign supports education

first_imgA Saint Mary’s education costs more than what many students pay to attend, since tuition and room and board cover only 80 percent of the College’s budget, while donors fund the remaining 20 percent each year, according to a Saint Mary’s press release. However, current Belles have an opportunity as well to take part in sponsoring their fellow students’ educations.The Class Gift Campaign allows student leaders to educate their community about the importance of giving and encouraging donations, class of 2014 tri-chair representative Jillian Fata said.“The … Campaign provides students with an opportunity to make a gift, which promises future Belles the same education and great experiences we [current students] have every day,” Fata said.Director of annual giving Heather Frey said Tuition Free Day, which took place March 25, teaches the community about this “tuition gap” that is annually bridged by the generosity of alumnae, parents and friends of the College.Frey said last year, more than 8,000 donors, including 73 percent of the class of 2014, contributed $10 million in gifts to the College to support every aspect of the student experience.“[Tuition Free Day and the] Class Gift Campaign introduce students to the idea of giving back to Saint Mary’s, [so students can] see how their gifts can directly impact the College,” Frey said.Throughout their four years at the College, classes work to raise money for their senior gift. This gift is then presented to president Carol Ann Mooney during senior week, as a token of gratitude for the graduating class’ time as students, Frey said.“[The gift] shows their commitment to passion on the blessing of a Saint Mary’s education,” Frey said.Fata said each senior class votes on what this special gift will be. In recent years, gifts have gone to building funds, including renovations or additions to Spes Unica Hall and Angela Athletic Facility, various student scholarships and the restoration of the portrait of Sister Madeleva Wolff in the basement of Madeleva Hall.“Making a gift shows how much [students] love Saint Mary’s and that we want others to experience the same opportunities we have had here,” Fata said. “Gifts allow the College to continue changing the lives of everyone that steps onto campus.“Studies show that students who make a gift are twice as likely to donate [to the College] after graduation, which means participating now has positive long-term effects.”Fata said donating also increases the value of a student’s degree.“Organizations like U.S. News & World Report use data from alumnae donations when calculating national collegiate rankings,” Fata said. “So, the more alumnae that give, the higher our ranking and the more marketable we are after graduation.”Fata said she is hopeful the end-of-the-year push will be successful. The class with the highest participation percentage by April 24 is rewarded each year with a “Party on the Island” in front of Haggar Parlor, which Fata said always draws contributions.“Students can get involved with Class Gift Campaign by coming to any of our tabling events, contacting a student representative or visiting the annual fund office in the basement of Madeleva [Hall],” Fata said. “Participation is the most important part of the campaign; it’s not about giving a ridiculous amount of money, for we even accept gifts of just one dollar.”Tags: Class Gift Campaign, fundraising, saint mary’s, SMC, Tuitionlast_img read more

Telly Leung, Josh Young & More Join The Secret Garden Anniversary Concert

first_img The complete cast is now set for the 25th anniversary concert presentation of The Secret Garden. Allegiance’s Telly Leung, Josh Young, Fun Home’s Oscar Williams, The Book of Mormon’s Nikki Renée Daniels and more will join the lineup that includes Sydney Lucas, Sierra Boggess, Daisy Eagan, Ben Platt and Ramin Karimloo. The event is set for February 21 and 22 at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall.Leung, Young, Williams and Daniels take on the roles of Fakir, Captain Albert Lennox, Colin Craven and Rose Lennox, respectively. Also joining are Quentin Earl Darrington (Ragtime) as Major Holmes, Julie Halston (You Can’t Take It With You) as Mrs. Winthrop, Jamie Jackson (Doctor Zhivago) as Lieutenant Shaw, Anisha Nagarajan (Bombay Dreams) as Ayah, John Riddle (The Visit) as Lieutenant Wright, Haley Swindal (Jekyll & Hyde) as Alice and Josh Tower (Motown) as Major Shelley.Stafford Arima directs the Manhattan Concert Productions staging, which will feature the New York City Chamber Orchestra and a 200-voice chorus.The musical features a score by Lucy Simon and a book and lyrics by Marsha Norman. Orphaned while living in India, 10 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire, England to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald, whom she has never met. There, the ill-tempered and lonely Mary meets Martha, a chambermaid, who tells her of a secret garden which belonged to her aunt Lily before she died. Telly LeungPhoto by Bruce Glikas View Commentslast_img read more

Pulling privet

first_imgAs important as weather and water, a gardener needs tools to get the job done. Walter Reeves unearths the right ones on the next “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves” July 9 and 12.”Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Pulling Chinese privet at his family’s farm won’t be easy, but Reeves has some secret weapons to show to help uproot the devilish shrub. Not one to waste, he’ll use his neighbors old mailbox to store useful garden items, too.He’ll use his favorite tools to keep crepe myrtles, flowering cherry and crabapple trees manageable by controlling root suckers or small limbs.Karen Park Jennings from Park Seed in South Carolina will show a dazzling array of edible plants, like purple basil and white-skinned cucumbers.While they aren’t typically easy to identify, spittle bugs leave telltale signs on plants with their characteristic foamy exterior. Reeves will explain how to watch for them.“Gardening in Georgia” is coproduced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPB. It’s underwritten by McCorkle Nurseries and the Georgia Urban Agriculture Council.Learn more about the show and download useful publications at the Web site read more

Weekend Pick: Cupp Run Challenge

first_imgOne of Snowshoe’s oldest traditions, the Cupp Run Challenge, is this Monday, February 3rd. We realize this isn’t exactly on a weekend, but it’s worth checking out!The event is a giant slalom for skiers and snowboarders down the legendary (you guessed it) Cupp Run, which is 1500 vertical feet and nearly one mile in length. If you’re interested in saving a bit of time, sign up now online. Otherwise, you can register on Sunday, February 2nd, from 6:30-8:00pm in The Shavers Center, or on race day from 7:30-9:00am.The entry fee is $30 for all competitors. There are six age group categories for men and women. All participants are required to wear bibs and helmets. There will be a course inspection from 9:00-10:00am with the race starting at 10:15am right at the top of Cupp Run.There will be an awards ceremony roughly an hour after the race is over at The Connection. It should be sometime between 3:30-4:00pm.last_img read more

Foundation seeks director applicants

first_imgFoundation seeks director applicants January 1, 2006 Regular News Foundation seeks director applicants The Florida Bar Foundation is seeking eight applicants for its board of directors for terms starting in July under the Florida Supreme Court approved governance plan. The plan calls for 18 members of the Foundation board to be selected equally by the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar Board of Governors, and the board of directors of the Foundation. Applicants for the at-large positions who are members of the Bar also must be members of the Foundation at the beginning of their term in office. Foundation members include annual contributors, Foundation Fellows, and participants in IOTA.Six of the 18 at-large seats will be filled for three-year terms beginning July 1, 2006. The positions currently are held by: Michael A. Bander, Miami, Kelley C. Howard, Tampa (Florida Supreme Court appointees), Jack P. Brandon, Lake Wales, Michael J. Faehner, Sarasota (Florida Bar Board of Governors appointees), Michael P. Stafford, Uniondale, New York, John A. Yanchunis, Tampa (Foundation appointees). Because of term limits, Howard and Brandon are not eligible for an additional term.The Foundation also is seeking two public members for the board. Two of the public member seats currently are held by Maria E. Henderson, Tallahassee, and Royce B. Walden, Orlando. Both Henderson and Walden are eligible to serve a second term. A joint Bar/Foundation Nominating Committee will consider public member applications. The board must have at least two public members and may include up to four. In addition to Henderson and Walden, one new public member was selected by the joint committee for a two-year term beginning in 2005.Since 1981, the Foundation has been the administrator of the Florida Supreme Court’s IOTA Program. The Foundation board also oversees the Foundation’s formal fundraising program, sets investment policies, Foundation policies generally, and adopts the annual operating budget.Applications for positions to be filled by the Supreme Court and the Foundation (at-large seats), or the joint Bar/Foundation nominating committee (public member seats) may be obtained from the executive director of The Florida Bar Foundation, Suite 405, 109 East Church Street, Orlando 32801-3440, or downloaded from the Foundation’s Web site at under the Governance section. Completed applications for these seats must be received by the Foundation by February 8. (The Florida Bar will give separate notice for the two positions to be filled by the Board of Governors. See next notice, below.)The Florida Bar Foundation board of directors embraces the concept of diversity. A diverse membership makes the board stronger, and its work for the Foundation more relevant to the society in which we live. The Foundation strongly encourages minorities, women, and persons with disabilities to apply for service on the board. To help achieve the broadest participation, The Florida Bar Foundation “Expense Reimbursement Policy” provides modest reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred during board service for attorney members, and full reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred during board service for public members and members of the judiciary.Applicants will be advised in writing by May 15 of action taken by the selecting authorities.last_img read more

Millennials lean more on parents

first_imgby: Hadley MalcolmMillennials aren’t moochers – it’s just a lot harder for them to become financially independent at the same pace their parents did, a new survey says.Both Millennials and their parents agree on that, according to a USA TODAY/Bank of America Better Money Habits survey of 1,000 Millennials, 18-34, and 1,005 parents of Millennials.Today’s young adults are three times as likely to say they got a lot of financial help from their parents when they were starting out, compared to what their parents say they got at the same age – 36% vs. 12% – the survey finds. And 40% of Millennials say they still get money from their parents; the majority are younger Millennials, 18-25, but 22% of 26-34 year-olds say they receive financial help. Even among Millennials who are married or living with a partner, a fifth continue to get help paying for things.“A lot of today’s Millennials are dealing with a lot of financial factors that their parents, and certainly adults in America, did not have to contend with a generation or two ago,” says Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, an author and personal finance expert who runs the site continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more