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The Gender and Women’s Studies Departments from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Indiana University-South Bend hosted the third biennial Midwest Undergraduate Research Conference in Gender Studies, themed “New Directions in Gender Studies,” Friday and Saturday in McKenna Hall. The conference featured 12 panels of 43 students who presented on political representation, feminism, marriage, identity and performativity, body image, media and culture, science and technology, policy-making and other research areas related to gender relations. The occasion also included an alumni panel and reception, as well as a keynote address from Ntozake Shange, a playwright and poet, as part of the InterAction Community Theatre for Social Justice Action conference.Saint Mary’s senior Taylor Thomas presented on the history and interpretations of the Sapphire stereotype, otherwise known as “the angry, black woman” stereotype. Titled “Warped Images: The Sapphire and Relationship Abuse in the African-American Community,” Thomas’s presentation explored the media portrayal of the Sapphire stereotype and its effect on younger generations through intimate partner violence. Thomas said she is very passionate about both African American studies and efforts to counter stereotyping and prejudice.“My goal for all the research I do on black men and women is [to] combat the many stereotypes applied to them and help create new narratives,” Thomas said in an email. “Furthermore, I hope to inspire the people who heard my presentation to analyze the media they take in and to critique it publicly [by telling] those in power, loud and clear, representation matters.”Studying gender relations is important because women, especially women of color, are more likely to experience physical violence than men, Thomas said. Through her research, Thomas said she analyzed the statistics surrounding gender relations, such as the wage gap between male and female workers, as well as the violence directed toward LGBTQ youth.“Americans like to think that we are so far beyond the times of racial discrimination and women’s suffrage, but the truth is that we still face many of the same issues — just in different ways,” Thomas said. “We never actually solved the problems of the past, we just found Band-Aid solutions. Gender relations and gender studies asks us to look deeper. In the same way you must remove the root of a weed to be completely rid of it, you must do the same to problems in our current world.”Saint Mary’s sophomore Katherine Wankelman said she titled her presentation “‘Who Tells Your Story?’: Lin Manuel Miranda’s Color-Conscious Casting and the Women of ‘Hamilton’” because of its focus on the implications of the renderings of gender and race in Miranda’s hit Broadway production “Hamilton.” Miranda provides his audiences with commentary that invites them to reconsider the ways they have learned and engaged with the history of the United States through the lens of gender and race, Wankelman said.“The telling of our history is predominantly white-centric and androcentric, and that is problematic for a number of reasons,” Wankelman said in an email. “Too often, we think that history can be considered outside of race and gender, merely perpetuating the cultural norms of whiteness and maleness. Therefore, if we … remove race and gender from history, we are excluding a number of important voices from the narrative.”Miranda’s purposeful manner in which he presents the constructs of race and gender to his audiences is especially evident in his color-conscious casting and the dialogue of “Hamilton” character Eliza Schuyler, Wankelman said. Through her research, Wankelman found the version of history most often taught and analyzed excludes people of color and women — both by chance and purposeful omission. The cultural phenomenon of “Hamilton” cultivated an enormous fan base, she said, allowing for the important, widespread reception of the inclusive renderings of race and gender.“I think it is important to think critically about the media and aspects of pop culture that we engage with and acknowledge where they may or may not be problematic in the ways they discuss various social constructs,” Wankelman said. “The media we consume has an influence on the way that we see the world, and no one is truly immune from this. Therefore, we must carefully consider what ideas the media … [perpetuate], such as gender binary and gendered norms.”Gender and women’s studies highlight the intersectionality between race and gender issues, which could lead to greater success for feminist movements like the Women’s March, Wankelman noted. The research of topics like race and gender can push people to consider those who are excluded from the narrative of history, she said, and empower others with the tools necessary to make effective and lasting change for the future.“The way we engage with gender, be it our gender or someone else’s, is so contingent on our understanding and education,” Wankelman said. “Gender is something that we are surrounded with every day, and that necessitates a conversation coupled with education.”Notre Dame senior Liam Maher presented on his thesis, which he said discusses “the performativity of gender and how [drag artists] turn it into an art form.” Despite being nervous about public speaking, Maher said the discussion was “a fantastic experience.”“Especially since I plan to go into academia after graduating, it was a really great experience for me to practice presenting my research, talking about it with other people and workshopping with other people about their research to try to relate it to wider trends in different fields,” Maher said. “It was a lot of fun — super causal and low-key, but a lot of cool topics were discussed. … It was really great to see people from all these different academic institutions able to get together and really be able to talk and relax and have fun.”Maher said he believes the status of gender relations at Notre Dame makes the topic especially important for students.“Notre Dame kind of has a funky gender relations dynamic, which you find out really quickly when you go anywhere else in the country or even out into South Bend,” he said. “I think it’s really important that Notre Dame hosts conferences like this that talk about these gender issues and historical trends of gender relations and gender itself. In future years I’d like to see it grow into an even bigger event that gets more of the Notre Dame community involved, because a lot of the topics that were discussed were just so cool and I wish more people could have heard them.”Notre Dame senior Taylor Still’s presentation of her thesis, “‘Chi rappresenta noi?’ [‘Who represents us?’]: What it means to act in the interest of women from Italy and the United States,” focused on issues of citizenship and the treatment of Italian-American women, Still said.“As a first-time presenter, I was pretty nervous going in, but it was such a welcoming environment and it was awesome to see how interdisciplinary everything was,” she said. “I think people tend to think of gender studies as insular, but that’s not the case at all. It was great to see everyone enter into the conversation and try to make connections between each other, even between the days. I think it was evidence that there was a lot of authentic listening going on — people trying to constructively learn from each other.”Tags: Gender Studies, gender studies conference, Midwest Undergraduate Research Conference in Gender Studies, New Directions in Gender Studies
Golfers can bid online now to tee up at the most exclusive golf courses in the Southeast and help fund turfgrass research while doing it.Through April 21, more than 650 golf courses, including 81 in Georgia, will take bids on foursomes online at Rounds4Research.com. The golf industry fundraiser supports research at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and turfgrass programs in South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia.Unique approach“This is definitely a nontraditional way of getting funding which is essential during these times of extremely tight budget deficits,” said UGA CAES turfgrass specialist Clint Waltz. “This is a good example of just one partnership between academia and the industry. In this way, the public can directly help fund cutting-edge turfgrass research.”Last year, the auction generated $55,000 for turfgrass research at Clemson and North Carolina State. Then, mostly courses in the Carolinas participated in the project last year. This year’s auction features courses in Georgia, Texas and Virginia, as well as the Carolinas. “Obviously, with three new partner states, this year’s auction will be bigger and better in every sense,” said Paul Jett, certified golf course superintendent at Pinehurst No. 2 and Rounds4Rsearch chairman. Jett is a past–president of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, which runs the auction. “Golfers will find bargains and they will find the keys to a lot of doors that would not otherwise be open to them,” he said.Exclusive courses open doorsParticipating Georgia courses include The Ford Plantation, the Capital City Club’s Crabapple course, East Lake Golf Club, home of the PGA Tour Championship, and Sugarloaf, a regular PGA Tour stop and a Tournament Players Club course.“This auction gives the average golfer opportunities they could only dream about,” said Anthony Williams, president of the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association. “At the same time they are helping the industry insure its future health, literally from the grassroots up by supporting turfgrass research.”GGCSA coordinates Georgia’s participation in the Rounds4Research project.In other states, PGA Tour stops like Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina and Harbour Town Golf Links in South Carolina are donating tee times, too.Other exclusive private courses participating include some ranked by Golf Digest magazine among the 100 best in the country, like Sage Valley, Long Cove, Yeaman’s Hall, The Homestead’s Cascades Course and Eagle Point.The auction menu also includes Pinehurst No. 2, which hosts a third U.S. Open Championship in 2014; and the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort, which hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup and will host the 2012 PGA Championship.Proceeds benefit research critical to the continued health of the golf industry and the billions of dollars in economic benefit it generates in each of the participating states’ economies. To register and view a complete list of courses and packages offered, go to the Web site www.Rounds4Research.com.
Leaders of six citizens groups from around the state joined today with VCE and others to call on Governor-elect Shumlin and the new legislature to re-examine their support for utility-scale wind on Vermont’s ridgelines.‘We are gathered today to sound the alarm bells ‘ nothing less than the future of Vermont is at stake. The proposed ridgeline wind projects will irreparably harm our natural resources and habitats, make hundreds of Vermonters sick, and leave scars that will never heal ‘ all for little if any benefit to Vermont or the environment. There is a better way, and now is the time to change course,’ said Annette Smith, VCE Executive Director.Smith was joined by residents of many communities, including Sheffield, Sutton, Lowell, Georgia and Milton, Ira, Poultney, Clarendon, Londonderry, Manchester, Waitsfield, Craftsbury, Westfield, and other towns facing wind projects in their area. Community group leaders continued their call for a ‘time out’ on all utility-scale wind development in the state so that the latest information on health impacts from noise could be evaluated to determine how utility-scale turbines affect people who are forced to live near them.Dr. Ben Luce, Lyndon State College professor of physics, described the other renewable options available to Vermont that will more effectively reach common goals. ‘We must act on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but the appropriate way for Vermont to do that is by increasing our use of solar, expanding efficiency, weatherizing, and increasing vehicle efficiency. Utility-scale wind on ridgelines is incredibly destructive to wilderness, and has little potential to contribute to US emission reductions: The fact is, even utilizing ALL of the developable ridgeline wind resources in the Eastern US would decrease US emissions by less than 1%. Much more could be done with solar, with basically no impacts to wilderness’ he said.Michael Caduto, award-winning educator and author, described the many negative impacts from industrial-scale electricity generation. “Vermont’s and New England’s landscape need not be despoiled with hill-crowning wind towers that are connected to distant municipal centers by new transmission lines that will cut a swath through our natural and human communities from northern Maine to southern Connecticut. The time has arrived for a new energy paradigm’one that re-orients the movement of capital and engineering know-how toward generating renewable, sustainable energy that flows between a multitude of small-scale solar and wind power installations within the communities where the power will actually be used.” Caduto said.Momentum is building for these types of solutions, explained Lukas B. Snelling, Director of Energize Vermont. He described how his organization is working with leaders in several Vermont communities to develop community-based solar projects.‘When project planning starts with residents, not developers, issues like siting, visual impacts and financial benefits can be solved collaboratively. We are charting a path to effectively solving our energy challenges, by starting in communities not foisting projects onto them,’ Snelling explained.Smith called on the new Governor and legislators to ensure that citizens concerns are heard in the legislative process. ‘In the coming legislative session, there will bills introduced that address siting of projects, financial support for renewable energy, regulatory oversight, and energy planning. On each of these issues, Vermont citizens have educated themselves and learned hard lessons when state policy has become a reality in their communities. We call on the legislature to ensure that citizens get the time and respect they deserve to testify on all of these critical issues,’ she said.‘Good public process is what VCE is all about,’ Smith concluded. ‘Without it, we will lose what is most special about Vermont.’ Source: VCE. 11.17.2010
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Aries – Your ruling planet in the 10th house sextile Uranus indicates that travel is often more fun when you’re in a group of people you already know and this month, it can be particularly delightful. You’ll want to spend and spend and spend….Taurus – Your ruling planet in the 9th house means you can reach the heights you crave this month largely because of the emotional and material support given generously to you by your mate.Gemini – Your ruling planet in the 7th house indicates that financial and job-related advice you get this month is likely to be top-notch as long as it comes from someone with a deep personal knowledge of the subject.Cancer – Pluto conjunct Venus in the 7th house means to pay special attention this month to your mate who may have a certain wisdom and understanding of people’s hidden motivations.Leo – Jupiter trine your ruling planet in the 5th house brings romance which could sweep you off your feet, filling you with emotions you have never felt before. Projects having to do with love, children, creativity or risk-taking can have positive results.Virgo – Your ruling planet in the 4th house could indicate a party to celebrate good fortune or good feelings and is just the thing this month as a change of pace. Go heavy on the food you serve, if you want, but light on the drinks.Libra – Your ruling planet in the 4th house conjunct Pluto could have you worried about money. Constant nagging worries about money may actually have you considering some of the least savory ways of getting a hold of it. Resist this temptation now!Scorpio – Saturn conjunct your Sun makes you put on a power-hungry, money-hungry façade due to your current insecurities and other worries. This just doesn’t jibe with your real character. Take it easy.Sagittarius – Your ruling planet in the 10th house indicates good feelings. You feel so good about yourself this month, you just want to spread joy and cheer throughout the neighborhood, and may do it through presents and parties.Capricorn – Pluto and Venus sextile your ruling planet in the 11th house means goodwill. You may empty your pockets in the name of charity or anonymous good works this month and this makes you feel it’s as good as giving yourself an expensive present.Aquarius – Mars conjunct your Sun indicates you being the power behind the throne this month, giving wise advice to someone in charge, but not wanting any of the credit yourself.Pisces – Venus sextile your ruling planet will put you in a visible position at work or in the public eye where you must always be attractive and pleasant. Time alone may be your favorite luxury now.IF YOU KNOW YOUR RISING SIGN, CONSULT THE HOROSCOPE FOR THAT SIGN AS WELL.Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for over 25 yrs. Self-taught, she began her studies in astrology when she was 8 yrs. old learning what she could from her mother’s astrology magazines. As she got older and learned geometry, she searched for books on Astrology and taught herself how to construct a chart. She teaches Astrology for a nominal fee. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions. She is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Namaste. You can find her at the Original Psychic Fairs on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at: www.astro-mate.org
Odfjell Drilling is investing in Oceanwind AS with an aim to acquire a stake that would ensure a controlling position in the Norway-based floating wind company. “In 2001, as founders of SWAY, we initiated the game-changing technology for floating offshore wind turbines. Almost twenty years later we have decided to enter the business of owning and operating such assets and become an important contributor to the reduction of fossil fuel emissions”, said Oceanwind Founder Jon Erik Borgen and CTO/Founder Eystein Borgen. “Developing solutions to connect our rigs to offshore wind installations is one possible road to zero emission drilling. With ownership in Oceanwind, we are well positioned to make it a reality”, said Per Lund, EVP Technology & Sustainability of Odfjell Drilling. A long-term goal for Oceanwind is “to own and operate harsh environment floating offshore wind turbines” and, according to the two companies’ press release from 27 August, both believe that partnering is a winning combination for further commercialising offshore wind energy. Oceanwind AS has been founded by a team that was part of Sway, a Norwegian technology developer that tested the Sway turbine in 2010/2011. “Our objective is to create value for our shareholders and society by leveraging almost five decades of competence in operating floating assets in harsh environments to develop a solid concept within offshore wind together with Oceanwind’s founders. I hope this day is the beginning of a new chapter, and another major milestone in the company’s history”. “In 1971, Rederiet Odfjell made the final investment needed to complete the first floating drilling rig design ever created in Norway. This was the beginning of what we now recognise as Odfjell Drilling. I believe we are in a similar situation today”, said Simen Lieungh, CEO of Odfjell Drilling AS. According to the Norwegian offshore drilling contractor, the move will support it on a path to zero-emissions drilling through projects that would connect its rigs to floating wind farms. Odfjell Drilling’s buy-in is now subject to successful completion of the contemplated equity tranches, according to the company.
Usain Bolt has become a father after the birth of his baby daughter with partner Kasi Bennett. Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness confirmed the arrival after sending a congratulatory tweet to the couple. “Congratulations to our sprint legend Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett on the arrival of their baby girl,” Holness posted on Monday. But it follows Bolt’s extravagant announcement party in March, which went ahead in Kingston, Jamaica. The shindig included fireworks and a celebrity guest list and Bolt said in a video on social media: “I just did the reveal and I’m a girl dad.” He then sent a warning to any future boyfriends, saying: “Any man, any boy, don’t play with me! The 33-year-old has been with his partner for six years, with the 100m world record holder keeping the relationship away from the media. In 2016, he said: “I’m not going to tell you who she is, I want to keep it small for now. “Because I know when it gets out there’s going to be a lot of things to say, and I told her she can’t handle it. Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? “Because I’ve been through the media. I understand how you guys are – especially the British media.” In the same year, the eight-time Olympics gold medallist mentioned that he was keen on having three children. “I definitely want a family, though. For me, over the years, I’ve waited because I want to make sure it’s the right person. Usain Bolt the latest father in town after welcoming baby girl wirh partner Kasi “I’ve always said I want three kids. The other day I hung out with my buddy who has three kids and it was crazy. “I was like, ‘Hmmmm do I really want three kids?’ But yes, yes I do. I’m sure of it.’” Bolt holds the record for completing the 100m in the fastest time ever, recording a time of 9.58 seconds in Berlin in 2009. Read Also Waiting for King or Queen: Bolt intensifies child Care Practice The Jamaican also attempted his dream of becoming a professional footballer after scoring twice for Australian side Central Coast Mariners but left months after, abandoning his career as a result. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Between the consolation and championship game of the boys’ Ripley County Tournament held this year at South Ripley, the 2019 Class of the Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame was introduced. This year’s group included Mike Cutter (Milan class of 1980), Stacy Edwards Schroeder (Batesville class of 1990), Art Thomas (Cross Plains class of 1962), Amy Myers Armstrong (South Ripley class of 1989), and Mary Simon McCoy (Jac-Cen-Del class of 1986).Also added to this years’ Hall were two meritorious award candidates. Bill Hisrich of Batesville gained his ticket to the Hall by being an announcer of all levels of basketball for the past 50 years at Batesville High School. The second candidate was John Ward of Jac-Cen-Del. John was a coach, athletic director, and principal in the Jac-Cen-Del School system during his career. John was honored for his dedication to the youth of Ripley County through the years. John can still be seen at many basketball games around the county yet today.
“But it helps to have some of your close friends around, so it is good that we’re all here together. “We’ve all got our own places but we’re all quite a close distance to each other, so we can always get to each other quite quickly.” That close bond extends beyond Arnhem, where Nathan and Danilo Pantic are also on loan, to the swathe of players currently away from Chelsea, with a specially set-up WhatsApp group helping them maintain contact. “We’re all quite close together and everyone supports each other at the club,” Solanke said. “The club is like a family so everyone is always finding out how everyone is getting on. It’s nice to have people at the club supporting you as well.” The truth is that many of those out on loan will not cut it at Stamford Bridge, where John Terry remains the last player to break through and become a genuine first-team star. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is currently knocking on the door and Solanke also looks well-placed to eventually become a regular at the club he joined at Under-8 level. “I’d like to do it as soon as I can,” Solanke, who made his first-team debut in a Champions League tie with Maribor in October 2014, said. “That’s the dream of everyone at the academy – that’s why everyone is there. “That’s what everyone is working towards so everyone is trying to do it as soon as possible, but I am keeping my head down, keeping working towards that goal.” Solanke’s progress at Vitesse led to a first England Under-21s call-up in November, capping a memorable year in which he won a second successive FA Youth Cup and shot Chelsea to UEFA Youth League glory. “Winning those competitions meant a lot,” he said. “When I was young at Chelsea I watched all the older players winning competitions, so for me to do it was really good. “The second half of the year I came out to Vitesse and got first-team football. 2015 was a good year and I am learning a lot.” So, with his progress continuing apace and several more months of first-team football ahead at Vitesse, where does Solanke see himself a year from now? “I am not sure, really – anything can happen in football,” he said. “I’d like to just think I’d be in a better position and be a better player than I am this year. “Any development will be a positive thing in my eyes.” The 18-year-old, named England’s Youth Player of the Year for 2014, has taken the well-trodden path from west London to the eastern edge of Holland in a bid to improve his chances of a place in the Blues’ first-team. Chelsea’s strong ties with the Eredivisie club have seen Nemanja Matic, Christian Atsu and Patrick van Aanholt, amongst many others, spend time at the GelreDome in recent years, with Solanke part of a quintet currently on loan to Vitesse. Dominic Solanke is determined to buck the trend by breaking through at Chelsea – a realistic ambition if his progress at Vitesse Arnhem is anything to go by. Press Association Jose Mourinho was reluctant to send the striker out on loan for fear his development could be stunted, but the former Chelsea manager’s fears have been allayed by the teenager’s steady progress in Arnhem. “It has been really good – it has actually been quite nice,” Solanke told Press Association Sport. “It is a good place for me to come and develop, so I am happy at the moment. It is a really good place and the facilities are really good. “It is all about winning – you’ve got to do whatever you can to win.” Solanke is one of the youngest strikers to be playing regularly in a top European league and has netted five goals in 15 appearances to date – a goal ratio he is determined to improve when the Eredivisie resumes this weekend. The goals may not be flowing as easily as previous seasons but the striker is thoroughly enjoying his time in Holland, even if he laughed somewhat embarrassedly when admitting he has yet to pick up much Dutch. The fact fellow England youth internationals Lewis Baker and Izzy Brown are also on loan at Vitesse has no doubt hindered his linguistic progress but helped the transition to living and played abroad. “With me moving countries for a while at a young age, it is always going to be difficult,” Solanke, part of the Under-17 side that won the 2014 European Championship, said.
ESSO Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, ExxonMobil, has returned to the side of the Pure Racing family ahead of this weekend’s season-opening GT Motorsports Grand Prix.The company yesterday handed over sponsorship to the team at its New Market Street, Georgetown office.ExxonMobil’s Nicholas Yearwood, who handed over the sponsorship, told the media that the company is more than willing to support the youths in sport.“Last year was a lot of fun; a lot of wins and a lot of excitement and we are committed to the development of sports locally. We want to continue working with activities to develop youths.”“We just want to wish them the best in the upcoming race meet and we want them to have fun and be safe.”Pure Racing’s Annalisa Phang stated that sponsors like Exxon have allowed the younger generation of drivers to hone their skills.“Thank you, Exxon, thank you, Nick, for again sponsoring our young drivers. I know they are appreciative of your support and of Exxon’s support. Their skills have certainly surpassed our expectations.”The team includes Ben Phang in the Baby Cup, Justin Ten-Pow in the Sunburst 60cc Kids Cup, Jeremy Ten-Pow and Paige Mendonca in the 125cc X30 Juniors and John Phang in the 125cc X30 Seniors.This weekend’s GT Motorsports Georgetown Grand Prix is billed for tomorrow and is expected to include drivers from Trinidad and Tobago as well as Jamaica.Trinidad’s Kristian Boodoosingh and Zachary Boodram are expected to feature in the 125cc X30 senior class, along with Jamaica’s Collin Daley. Daley’s countryman Tommi Gore is expected in the 125cc X30 junior class.