Notre Dame to confer seven honorary degrees

first_imgEditor’s note: A version of the story appeared online March 3.Notre Dame will confer seven honorary degrees at this year’s commencement ceremony, the University announced in a press release Wednesday.Diane Nash, Rita Colwell, Richard Notebaert, Arturo Sandoval, Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Pauline Yu will join U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the 2015 commencement speaker, as honorary degree recipients.Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2011 to 2015, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.Nash, a civil rights movement leader, will also receive a doctor of laws. Nash helped shaped the Selma right-to-vote movement that eventually led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, according to the press release. She also participated in peaceful protests of the Vietnam War and worked in support of women’s rights.Colwell, a molecular microbiologist, will receive a doctor of science. Colwell’s work focuses on global infectious diseases, water and health and is a highly-sought after counselor on science policy and education matters, according to the press release. She is the Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, has authored or co-authored 17 books and more than 800 scientific publications and has been awarded 61 honorary degrees.Notebaert, chair of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees, will receive a doctor of laws. Notebaert is the retired chair and CEO of Qwest Communications International. During his time as chair, the University has provided more financial aid, welcomed more diverse groups of incoming students and launched the Campus Crossroads construction project, the press release stated.The University will honor Arturo Sandoval, an internationally acclaimed jazz and classical musician and composer, with a doctor of fine arts. Sandoval, who began playing the trumpet at age 12 at his home in Cuba, has since received 10 Grammy Awards, six  Billboard Awards, an Emmy Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, according to the release.Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington D.C., will receive an honorary doctor of laws. Wuerl was appointed a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI in March 2010 and is a chair of the Board of Trustees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, according to the release.The University will award an honorary doctor of humanities to Pauline Yu, president of the American Council of Learned Societies, a private, nonprofit federation of 73 national scholarly organizations that represent American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences, according to the release. Yu previously served as dean of humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles and has taught at the University of California, Irvine, Columbia University and the University of Minnesota.The commencement ceremony will be held on May 15.Tags: Commencement 2016, commencement honorary degrees, Honorary degreeslast_img read more

Weather Outlook: A trough system is affecting the island

first_img Share Image via: amild-us-blogspot.comWeather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles, Issued at 6:00PM on Monday, October 24, 2011:A broad area of low pressure continues to produce cloudiness and scattered showers across the Windward Islands. Development…if any…of this disturbance is likely to be slow to occur as this system moves west northwestward at about 10 mph away from the islands. Instability and an increase in moisture levels as a result of this system is expected to be maintained across the island together with an increase in cloudiness, gusty winds, scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms during the next 12 hours. Residents in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are advised to exercise caution.Sea conditions are expected to be moderate during the next 24 hours with an increase in swells expected on the eastern coast of the island during the next 24 hours. Small craft operators and seabathers particularly on the eastern coastline are advised to exercise caution.Forecast for Tonight and Tomorrow: Generally cloudy with light to moderate showers, periods of rain and possible isolated thunderstorms.Wind: East northeasterly to East southeasterly at 10-35 km/h with higher gust near showers..Sea Conditions: Moderate in open water.Swells: 1.5 to 2.0 meters or 5.0 to 7.0 feet.We will continue to monitor the progress of this system and keep you updated.Dominica Meterological Service Tweet Sharing is caring! 11 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share LocalNews Weather Outlook: A trough system is affecting the island by: – October 24, 2011last_img read more

No new cases reported locally as region total stays the same

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 646 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 Tuesday.  A total of 33,068 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 242,287 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 13.6% positive rate and 37 new deaths were reported for a total of 1,907 Hoosiers have died to date.Decatur County has a total of 224 positive cases and 31 deaths, Franklin County has 109 positive cases and 8 deaths, and Ripley County has 110 positive cases and 6 deaths according to numbers reported to the Indiana State Department of Health. Local numbers appear to have been adjusted between Ripley and Franklin County evenly (Ripley County down 3 from yesterday and Franklin County up 3).last_img read more

Thurles CBS gear up for All-Ireland Final

first_imgThrow-in on Saturday is at 5 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage. The Tipp School will be looking to win the Dr. Croke Cup for only the second time in their history when they come up against a side that are determined to retain the coveted trophy. This year’s Harty Cup champions last won the national competition in 2009 and Thurles CBS will be hoping to finish off their already successful season with a flourish. Niall Cahill is part of the Thurles CBS management team and he says the Kilkenny side will be a tough team to breakdown. last_img read more