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

5-month-old baby swept by flashflood

first_imgThe cadaver of the infant was laterfound along the seaside of Barangay 35 around 6:20 a.m. on March 7./PN The victim’s father reported that hisson was carried by flashfloods following heavy rains here. Their house, locatedbeside the creek of the village, was carried away, police said. BACOLOD City – A five-month-old babydrowned in Barangay Taculing.center_img According to police investigators, theincident happened around 5:50 p.m. on March 6.last_img

Cricket: PCB trolled on social media following a spelling mistake in their tweet

first_imgAdvertisement(Photo Courtesy: India Today)The hype last Wednesday reached unexpected levels as fans were eagerly waiting to witness the arch rivals, India and Pakistan go head to head after they last met in the Champions Trophy final last year.But the game failed to live up to the expectations as Pakistan who were put in to bat first bundled out for a cheap score of 162. India then wasted no time and chased down the target in ease to close this rather one sided affair.Last year though it was a completely different story with the bat and ball as Pakistan thumped India to lift their maiden Champions Trophy after Fakhar Zaman shined with the bat and Mohammad Amir produced a gem of a spell to bamboozle the Indian top order.Recalling that joyful occasion, the twitter handle of the PCB posted the highlights of the game ahead of their Asia Cup encounter in a bid to increase their fan’s intensity. But to their surprise, the video left them in a tussle after the caption contained a spelling mistake.There was a spelling mistake in it which read, “Here are the highlights of what ‘hepoened’ when last time #INDvPAK ODI was played. Can Green Shirts redo today what they did at the Oval last year?#HarSaansMeinBolo“Here are the highlights of what hepoened when last time #INDvPAK ODI was played. Can Green Shirts redo today what they did at the Oval last year?#HarSaansMeinBolo— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 19, 2018After Pakistan’s horror show later on that day, the Indian fans wasted no time to prance on the post and troll the twitter handle following the error.This “hapoens” to be Pakistan Cricket Team’s official Twitter account. 😂😬😂 #INDvPAK #INDvsPAK #PAKvIND— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) September 19, 2018 Hepoened? What is that?Atleast for an official handle hire a literate person!Build more schools for education rather schools for making boom boom 💣💣🔥🔥— Dr. Vedika (@vishkanyaaaa) September 19, 2018 Here’s the highlights of what “hepoened” today . #HarSaansMeinBolo BAAP BAAP HOTA HAI— Rushikesh Sabale (@Rushi1617) September 19, 2018 Inshah Allah it may not ‘hepoen’ 😂😂😂— AGNEY FERNANDES (@AGNEY65102108) September 19, 2018 Advertisement They didn’t intentionally make a mistake. It just “hepoened” Aur fir Kashmir bhi chahiye inko 😂😂😂Inshallah, may the boys play well#INDvPAK #AsiaCup2018— Manav Joshi (@TheManavJoshi) September 19, 2018 Trophy can’t buy English 😂😂 #INDvPAK #AsiaCup2018 And it’s not gonna be “hapoened” tonight 🤣🤣— Banit gogia (@Banit515) September 19, 2018Also Read:Cricket: Take a bow Shahbaz Nadeem; 8 wickets for 10 runs!last_img read more