Saint Michael’s College Centennial

first_imgSaint Michael’s College Centennial Week: featured public eventsThe public is invited to attend the following public events during thefeatured week, celebrating the Saint Michael’s College Centennialanniversary:Monday, Oct. 18, panel discussion, “The Medieval Roots of Saint Michael’sCollege,” at 7 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center. Distinguishedauthor/professor panelists, who will explore 12th and 13th centurycultural influences, include, Anne Clark, University of Vermont, associateprofessor of religion; Maureen Miller, University of California, Berkeley,associate professor of history, and Terryl Kinder, author of Architectureof Silence: Cistercian Abbeys of France, with George Dameron, SaintMichael’s College professor of history, moderating and commenting.Tuesday, Oct. 19, Centenary Student Association Meeting at 7 p.m. in theMcCarthy Arts Center at 7 p.m. Presidents of the Saint Michael’s StudentAssociation from past years will participate in a discussion of past,present and future.Wednesday, Oct 20, The Cavani String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. in the McCarthyArts Center Cavani, winner of the prestigious Naumburg Chamber MusicAward, has been described by the Washington Post as “completelyengrossing, powerful and elegant.” Since their New York debut in 1987,they have won the hearts of audiences across the country with their uniqueblend of energy and lyricism. The quartet performs regularly in majorconcert series and festivals throughout North America and Europe.Co-Sponsored by Saint Michael’s College and UVM’s Lane Series. Ticketsrequired.Thursday, Oct. 21, Theater production: JB at 7:30 p.m. in the SaintMichael’s College Chapel. Pulitzer Prize winning play by ArchibaldMacLeish, JB is a modern dramatization of the Book of Job. It tells apoignant story of love, suffering and enduring faith, and will beperformed for one special Centennial performance in the Chapel and forfour performances Oct. 27-30 in the McCarthy Arts Center. Saturday, Oct.23, CENTENNNIAL CONVOCATION at 10 a.m. in the Ross Sports Center. Theconvocation marks Saint Michael’s 100th anniversary with a grandceremonial event. Highlights include an address by Sister Carol Jean Vale,past chair of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities,greetings from the community, from town officials, the Governor, Senator,and international educational partners, commissioned poem by SaintMichael’s poet Greg Delanty and performance of a Troy Peters originalcommissioned-for-the-Centennial orchestral composition by mezzo sopranoWendy Hoffman Farrell, the Vermont Youth Orchestra and the Saint Michael’sCollege Chorale.Saturday, Oct. 23, Ceremonies commemorating the Military Heritage of manySaint Michael’s graduates with the Presentation of the Medal of Honor bySenator Patrick Leahy (1961 SMC graduate) to Saint Michael’s PresidentMarc vanderHeyden at 2:30 p.m. in the Durick Library. The Senator willpresent a duplicate of the medal awarded posthumously to Saint Michael’sgraduate Donald Cook ’56, who was honored for rare heroism in Vietnamwhile held prisoner from 1964 to 1967, and for whom a United States Navyship has been named.Saturday, Oct. 23, Dedication of the Statue of Saint Michael the Archangelby sculptor James L. Sardonis, who created the whales’ tails on I89, inmemory of Saint Michael’s alumni, Ed Fergus ’83, John Iskyan ’82 and JohnMcErlean ’84, and others who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. Adjacent to theHoehl Welcome Center at 3:30 p.m.-30-last_img read more

CSU seeks revenge on Utah State

first_imgCSU seeks revenge on Utah State VARYING EXPERIENCE: Utah State has been fueled by senior leadership while Colorado State has leaned on freshmen this year. For the Aggies, seniors Sam Merrill, Justin Bean and Diogo Brito have scored 49 percent of the team’s points this season, including 67 percent of all Aggies points over their last five. In the other locker room, freshmen Nico Carvacho, Isaiah Stevens and David Roddy have collectively accounted for 50 percent of Colorado State’s scoring this season and 53 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Merrill has either made or assisted on 50 percent of all Utah State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 14 field goals and 20 assists in those games.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Rams are 13-0 when they make eight or more 3-pointers and 4-8 when they fall shy of that mark. The Aggies are 17-0 when they hold opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.9 percent or worse, and 2-7 when opponents exceed that percentage.STREAK SCORING: Colorado State has won its last six home games, scoring an average of 89.5 points while giving up 71.8.DID YOU KNOW: The stout Utah State defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 39.3 percent, the 28th-best mark in the country. Colorado State has allowed opponents to shoot 44.5 percent from the field through 25 games (ranked 257th). Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUtah State (19-7, 8-5) vs. Colorado State (17-8, 8-4)Moby Arena, Fort Collins, Colorado; Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Colorado State seeks revenge on Utah State after dropping the first matchup in Logan. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 25, when the Aggies shot 59.2 percent from the field while limiting Colorado State’s shooters to just 37.3 percent on the way to a 77-61 victory.center_img February 10, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Update on the latest sports,Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

ITTF Hails Nigeria over Vaulejet Para Table Tennis Open

first_imgFor the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), the tournament is another efforts by the board to make the federation an all encompass for all athletes.The President of NTTF, Ishaku Tikon who was represented by the Head of Para Section of the federation, Elderson Bankole, the idea of the tournament was to ensure that the para players tune up before the Tokyo 2020 as four of them had already qualified for the games in Japan.“We want to ensure that our athletes shape up for Tokyo 2020 and particularly the classification of the athletes which would help to throw up new players. we also thank our sponsors for identifying with the federation and supporting the tournament. we hope they will remain with us and others will join them in future,” the NTTF boss said.In his remarks, the Secretary General of Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Olabanji Oladapo, the para table tennis players have been pride to Nigeria in several tournaments and with the tournament, more players hope to come through in near future.he however, pledged the NOC support to para table tennis while hoping that the tournament would put the Tokyo-bound players in good shape.For the Head of Business and Programme, Valuejet, Temitope Ajibola, the company would continue to support sports, while pledging their unalloyed support to para table tennis.The tournament serves off on Thursday December 19 to 21 at Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.44 titles will be competed in class 1 to 10 in singles and teams event for men and women, while N10.8m will be the total prize money with the top three in each event getting cash rewards for their efforts.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram For muting the initiative to stage the maiden maiden Valuejet Para Table Tennis Open, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has hailed Nigeria while hoping that other African countries would take a cue from this.According to ITTF Classifier, El-Sayed Mehrem, the idea of hosting the international tournament is commendable as few countries in Africa has been able to stage a successful tournament.“I am impressed with what I have seen so far in Nigeria particularly the hospitality of the people. I believe Nigeria has the potential to rule the world in para table tennis considering its rising profile in Africa. I must congratulate Nigeria and the organisers for making this a reality because I have been impressed with the organisation so far and i hope this tournament has come to stay. we hope and believe it can make it to the calendar of ITTF in years to come,” the Egyptian expert said.last_img read more

Reviewer Stunned by Author’s Handwaving

first_imgDavid Nicholls appears to have suffered whiplash from a line in a book he was reviewing in Science,1 Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life by Nick Lane (Oxford, 2006).  Though he liked the book in general, he said this about Lane’s explanation for how the first cell got its power generator:The author is less convincing when he turns to the origin of life (at least he is not afraid to deal with big topics).  Citing the work of Mike Russell2 and Alan Hall, Lane states that in order to generate a primitive cell from an iron sulphide vesicle “all that the cells need to do to generate ATP is to plug an [proton translocating] ATPase through the membrane.”  Any bioenergeticist who has followed the elucidation of the extraordinary structure and mechanism of the mitochondrial ATP synthase over the past decade will pause at the word “all,” because the ATP synthase—with its spinning rotor massaging the surrounding subunits to generate ATP—is without doubt the most amazingly complex molecular structure in the cell.3   (Emphasis and footnotes added.)After that, Nicholls had mostly praise for the rest of the book.1David G. Nicholls, “Cell Biology: Energizing Eukaryotes,” Science, 31 March 2006: Vol. 311. no. 5769, p. 1869, DOI: 10.1126/science.1126251.2See 12/03/2004 on theories by Michael Russell.3The amazing structure and function of the universal ATP synthase motor has been discussed many times in these pages.  See, for instance, 01/30/2005 and 12/22/2003, and animation mentioned on April 2002 page.If a pro-Darwinist convinced evolutionist is this surprised that a colleague would treat the “most amazingly complex molecular structure in the cell” so dismissively, what are the rest of us supposed to think?  This is the perpetual bad habit of evolutionists.  It will prove their downfall.  As the gap between life’s complexity and evolution’s explanations continues to grow, Charlie is going to look more and more like Wiley E. Coyote clinging by fingernails and toenails to both sides of a rapidly-widening canyon.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more