USS Bonhomme Richard Celebrates Black History Month

first_img Training & Education View post tag: Bonhomme View post tag: celebrates View post tag: USS View post tag: Navy View post tag: Black View post tag: Richard View post tag: Naval USS Bonhomme Richard Celebrates Black History Monthcenter_img USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) celebrated African-American History Month Feb. 25 commemorating the accomplishments and contributions of African-American women, in line with the national theme this year “Black Women in American History and Culture.”The program featured songs, tributes, and a poem by crew-members searving aboard the “Revolutionary Gator.”“Singing is one of my favorite pastimes,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Crystal Jackson, who sung Sam Cooke’s “A Change Gonna Come.” “So, whenever I’m asked to sing for celebrations commemorating my heritage, I feel a deep sense of obligation and honored at the same time.” Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 1st Class Lashonda Malone served as guest speaker.“I was so honored that the crew chose me,” said Malone. “This is something I will always remember and I will be forever grateful for having had this opportunity.”Malone spoke of African-American women past and present who have greatly influenced the rich history of America, but specifically acknowledged a female master chief who mentored her at a previous command as having the greatest impact on her life and career. “Rosa Parks is someone we all grew up learning about and Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned poets and authors of our time,” said Malone. “However, the lady who has had the greatest impact on my life serves in the military as I do, and has been a mentor helping guide me both in my personal life as well as in my 17-year career of naval service.”Malone added that she had to overcome many obstacles in her career, and if it had not been for the plight of those African-American women who came before her that she would not be where she is today.As the crew dispersed from the hangar bay, BHR concluded its African-American History Month celebration with a cake-cutting ceremony held on the mess decks. “All I can say is, what a great program,” said Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Sakana Gray. “It’s always good to see such amazing talent and to hear of those things that have brought us to where we are now.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 28, 2012 View post tag: month View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Bonhomme Richard Celebrates Black History Month View post tag: history February 28, 2012 Share this articlelast_img read more

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US Navy to commission Virginia-class submarine USS Illinois

first_img The U.S. Navy is set to christen its thirteenth Virginia-class submarine USS Illinois on October 29.The christening ceremony will take in Groton, Connecticut, where the boat was built by General Dynamics Electric Boat.What makes USS Illinois stand out is that it is a Block III Virginia ship incorporating two tubes with twelve missiles instead of twelve separate missile tubes – a feature borrowed from the Ohio-class SSGNs. Block III submarines from boat eleven onward also feature a revised bow and a number of other changes.Construction on USS Illinois started in June 2014 with U.S. first lady Michelle Obama as the ship’s sponsor. The first lady christened the boat on October 10, 2015.Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. First Lady Michelle Obama will serve as the ship’s sponsor and give the order to “man our ship and bring her to life!”“USS Illinois is one of the most technologically advanced platforms in the world,” said the Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy. “This submarine represents not only the Navy’s lasting connection to the state of Illinois but also the American innovation and manufacturing skill that have given us such a powerful advantage, making us the most powerful expeditionary fighting force the world has ever known.” US Navy to commission Virginia-class submarine USS Illinois Authorities Share this article View post tag: USS Illinois View post tag: US Navy October 28, 2016 View post tag: Virginia-Class Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy to commission Virginia-class submarine USS Illinois last_img read more

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English Language Coordinator

first_imgIn conjunction with the Office of Academic Affairs, oversee theoperation and services of the SAIS Writing Center: Hire, train, and supervise writing tutorsDevelop writing resources and offer workshops for targetedstudent populationsWork with faculty to address student writing needsHold individual consultations with students in need of writingassistance, as time permits The English Language Coordinator is directly responsible for theacademic and administrative organization of the English languageprogram and developing and overseeing the English languagecurriculum and instruction. The coordinator may also provideacademic support for the Summer and Pre-Term programs and theWriting Center.Reporting to the Director of the SAIS Language Program, thecandidate will: Oversee the English Language Program (ELP) and serve as theprimary point of contact for all inquiries from students, faculty,and administration concerning English language instruction andassessmentTeach a minimum of two advanced-level courses of English eachfall and spring semester, with a specific emphasis on thedevelopment of written and oral skills for academic purposesthrough content-based instruction in topics of InternationalRelationsDevelop the curriculum and instructional materials of the ELPin topics relevant to the study of International RelationsPrepare and design English language placement and proficiencyexams and administer them with support from certified languageexaminersAdvise students on language progress and ensure they areenrolled in appropriate level coursework—making progress towardproficiencySupervise and evaluate the English language faculty (4-6instructors) to ensure sufficient delivery of the curriculum andquality of instructionDeliver training workshops to the English language faculty, asneededRecruit and recommend hiring, renewals and cancellations ofEnglish part-time and adjunct faculty, and language examinersWork with the SAIS Europe English language coordinator onprogram consistency and student transition between campusesOversee English language testing for newly admitted students todetermine whether attendance in a supplementary pre-entry programis necessaryOversee, coordinate, and teach in the pre-entry program inAugust—for additional compensation (preferred, but notrequired)center_img Master’s degree required; doctoral degree preferredFive years of related experienceExperience managing an English language program at the collegegraduate levelExperience delivering blended and online languageinstructionExcellent oral communication skills in order to interact withstudents, faculty and all levels of administration from diverseculturesAbility to manage multiple tasksProficient in the use of Microsoft Office, course managementtools (Blackboard), and multimedia authoring toolsPrevious experience managing an English Writing Centerpreferred Applications are accepted online only via Interfolio. Please clickthe “Apply Now” button to apply.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img read more

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Funk Trio Organ Freeman To Support TAUK For Hollywood Throwdown

first_imgUp-and-coming L.A. funk trio Organ Freeman continues to make moves, as the band keeps things funky and will soon appear at Brooklyn Comes Alive. Today, the band has been announced as support for TAUK, playing a hometown show at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. These two instrumental fusion groups are guaranteed to throw it down when they get together on November 4th.With a new album out in just a couple weeks, TAUK’s uniquely instrumental brand of progressive funk fusion had earned them a great reputation. Their live shows are downright infectious, and the energy of new music is sure to translate into great playing! When you combine that energy with the all-out funk jamming of Organ Freeman, it’s a sure fire recipe for success.You can’t help but grin when you hear that a band is named Organ Freeman. That grin turns into an all-out smile when you listen to their music, a soulful-yet-peppy blend of instrumental jazz fusion that takes no prisoners. It’s some serious toe-tapping jives, fueled by the trio hard at work: guitarist Erik Carlson, drummer Rob Humphreys and organist Trevor Steer.Check out all of the information about the show in the artwork below, and get tickets here.last_img read more

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HAA announces 2010 Board of Overseers election results

first_imgThe president of the Harvard Alumni Association today (May 27) announced the results of the annual election of new members of the Harvard Board of Overseers. The results were released at the annual meeting of the association following the University’s 359th Commencement. The five newly elected Overseers follow:Cheryl Dorsey (New York City) is the president of Echoing Green, a global venture fund that supports emerging innovators seeking to bring about positive social change. She is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B.’85), Harvard Medical School (M.D. ’92), and the Kennedy School of Government (M.P.P. ’92).Walter Isaacson (Washington, D.C.), former editor of Time magazine and past chairman of CNN, is the CEO of the Aspen Institute and the author of several books, including biographies of Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. After graduating from Harvard College in 1974, he was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford (M.A ’76).Nicholas D. Kristof (New York City), a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is a columnist and former international correspondent for The New York Times. He graduated from Harvard College in 1981 and studied law at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar (M.A. ’88).Karen Nelson Moore (Cleveland) is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She previously served on the faculty of Case Western Reserve Law School. She received two degrees from Harvard, an A.B. in 1970 and J.D. in 1973, and is a past vice president of the Harvard Alumni Association.Diana Nelson (San Francisco), an advocate for education reform and a trustee of the World Childhood Foundation, is director of the Carlson Companies, which operates hotel, travel, and restaurant enterprises. She is a former chair of the Harvard College Fund. She holds degrees from Harvard (A.B. ’84) and Northwestern (M.B.A. ’89).The five new Overseers were each elected for six-year terms. They were chosen from a slate of eight candidates, who were nominated by a Harvard Alumni Association committee according to the election rules. Harvard degree holders cast 31,945 ballots in the election.The primary function of the Board of Overseers is to encourage the University to maintain the highest attainable standards as a place of learning. Drawing on the diverse experience and expertise of its members, the board exerts broad influence over the University’s strategic directions, provides essential counsel to the University’s leadership on priorities and plans, has the power of consent to certain actions such as the election of Corporation members, and directs the visitation process by which a broad array of Harvard Schools and departments are periodically reviewed.last_img read more

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The staggering toll of noncommunicable diseases

first_imgChronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, are the leading cause of death worldwide, with the burden falling heaviest in low- and middle-income countries. A new article by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers outlines the global burden of chronic, or noncommunicable, diseases and proposes ways in which national leaders and heads of international organizations can develop systems to cope with these long-term conditions that the authors call the “dominant global public health challenge of the 21st century.”The article was published October 3, 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine as part of a series on global health edited by co-author David Hunter, Vincent L. Gregory Professor in Cancer Prevention and Dean for Academic Affairs at HSPH, and Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine and former dean of HSPH.According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, noncommunicable diseases contributed to 36 million deaths globally in 2008, accounting for 63% of 57 million total deaths. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 estimated that mortality due to noncommunicable diseases increased from 57% of total deaths in 1990 to 65% in 2010. About 80% of deaths related to noncommunicable diseases occur in low- and middle-income countries. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Judge orders US officials to weigh coal mine’s climate costs

first_imgBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge says U.S. officials downplayed climate change impacts and other environmental costs from the expansion of a massive coal mine near the Montana-Wyoming border. The judge ruled Wednesday that under former President Donald Trump, officials played up the economic benefits of the Spring Creek Mine expansion but failed to consider the society-wide impacts of climate change. Spring Creek is Montana’s largest coal mine. A representative of Navajo Transitional Energy Company, which owns the mine, said federal officials already met their obligations to review the project. The U.S. Office of Surface Mining was not commenting on the case.last_img read more

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Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information to Premiere in the U.S. Off-Broadway

first_img Love and Information Love and Information marks Churchill’s seventh American premiere at New York Theatre Workshop. The play is a theatrical kaleidoscope exploring more than a hundred characters using wit, candor and nimble use of language as they try to make sense of what they find out. View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 6, 2014center_img Churchill’s numerous plays recently include The Skriker, Seneca’s Thyestes,  A Dream Play and Drunk Enough to say I Love You?. Macdonald’s work was last seen at New York Theatre Workshop in 2005 when he directed Churchill’s A Number. His other New York credits include Top Girls, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, Dying City and 4.48 Psychosis.  Love and Information will feature scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Gabriel Berry and Andrea Hood, lighting design by Peter Mumford and sound design by Christopher Shutt. The cast includes Phillip James Brannon, Randy Danson, Susannah Flood, Noah Galvin, Jennifer Ikeda, Karen Kandel, Irene Sofia Lucio, Nate Miller, Kellie Overbey, Adante Power, John Procaccino, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Maria Tucci, James Waterston and Zoë Winters. Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information, directed by James Macdonald, is heading to the Minetta Lane Theatre! The off-Broadway show, which was first produced at London’s Royal Court, will begin performances February 4 and is scheduled to run through March 23. Opening night is set for February 19.last_img read more

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Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Set for Something Rotten!

first_img Related Shows Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Star Files Look who Broadway’s welcoming to the Renaissance! Great White Way alums Josh Grisetti and Leslie Kritzer will join the cast of Something Rotten! as Nigel Bottom and Bea, respectively, beginning July 18. On that same day, ensemble member Catherine Brunell will take over the role of Portia. They step in for John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff and Kate Reinders, respectively, who play their final performances on July 16.As previously reported, Rob McClure will assume the role of Nick Bottom from Brian d’Arcy James. He’ll take his first bow on June 2.Grisetti last appeared on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You; his additional credits include Broadway Bound on the Main Stem and Enter Laughing, Rent, Peter and the Starcatcher and Red Eye of Love off-Broadway. Kritzer recently received a Lucille Lortel Award for her performance in The Robber Bridegroom off-Broadway. On the Great White Way, she has appeared in Elf, Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde and Hairspray. Brunell currently understudies the role of Portia; she has previously appeared in Les Miserables, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Big River, A Tale of Two Cities, Mary Poppins and Elf on Broadway.Set in the 1590s, the Casey Nicholaw-helmed show follows brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.The four will join a cast that also currently includes Tony winner Christian Borle, Brad Oscar, David Beach, Edward Hibbert, Gerry Vichi and André Ward. Catherine Brunell Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Something Rotten! View Comments Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell(Photos: Bruce Glikas, Caitlin McNaney, courtesy of BBB)last_img read more

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The Blood in this Town’ screens on Capitol Hill Thursday

first_imgThe Blood in This Town,’ the documentary about Rutland, Vermont’s grassroots efforts to revitalize itself, travels to Capitol Hill this week for a screening and revitalization forum, bringing the plight and promise of America’s ailing small towns to the attention of national leaders and advocates. The event is hosted by the Northeast-Midwest Institute in cooperation with US Rep Peter Welch’s office, the Rockefeller Foundation, Great Jones Productions and the German-Marshall Fund. It will take place on Thursday, October 13 from 6:00 – 9:00pm at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. In less than a year since an early version of the film was screened for the citizens of Rutland, ‘The Blood in this Town’ is sounding a wake-up call in the nation’s capital as part of its growing national outreach to spark the exchange of revitalization ideas and resources among local communities state-to-state. Organizers of the DC event from the Northwest-Midwest Institute see Rutland’s example of re-invention as emblematic of how communities can work together to turn their fortunes around, and chose to screen the film at the height of Washington’s fierce debate over economic turnaround in the U.S.Rutland, by building on local strengths and assets to chart a new way forward, is creating a blueprint for revival that could help save a recession-battered America.‘Given today’s intense national search for new ways to build a stronger economy and reinvigorate local communities, Rutland’s story of transformation is right on time and right on target. Now is the time to share Rutland’s grassroots spirit and revitalization know-how with more and more towns across the United States and bring the plight of America’s struggling rural and rust-belt towns to the full attention of power in DC,’ said Art Jones, the film’s director.The panel discussion to follow the film will include: moderator Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development; Art Jones, Director, ‘The Blood in This Town’; John Robert Smith, President, Reconnecting America; Tara Kelly, Executive Director, Rutland Area Farm & Food Link; and Steve Costello, Director of Public Affairs, Central Vermont Public Service and ‘head coach’ for the Gift-of-Life Marathon blood drive.For six weeks beginning September 17, 2011, ‘The Blood in this Town’ has been on the road taking Vermont strength & revitalization to the nation. With stops across Vermont, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Washington, DC and New York City, the fall series brings together community leaders, urban planners, business people and government officials to engage local citizens in action to create a more vibrant, sustainable future for small towns.‘Ultimately, this is a story about challenges facing town after town in America,’ Jones said. ‘Rutland’s revitalization efforts are instructive and inspiring, and the best news is that they are transferable.’As background, ‘The Blood in This Town’ is an 80-minute documentary that uses Rutland’s remarkable Gift-of-Life Marathon blood drive to explore how an ailing rust-belt town can rebuild from the grassroots up. Rutland’s act of giving blood in record-breaking numbers becomes a powerful symbol of renewal and social change that radiates throughout the community – in initiatives to engage new ideas and create sustainable businesses, world-class natural recreation, farm-to-table networks, entrepreneurial start-ups, and the revival of a historic downtown.Event Details‘Rutland Revival and Small Town Revitalization’Screening & Forum with ‘The Blood in this Town’Thursday, October 13, 6:00-9:00pmU.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Congressional Auditorium, Washington, DC 6:00pm  Reception: Taste of Vermont6:45pm Opening Remarks from U.S. Rep. Peter Welch / Film Screening 8:15pm Panel Discussion and Q&Alast_img read more

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