Unique, and useful

first_img 15Alex Kubanek (left), a physics research associate, builds his mouse while Avinash Uttamchandani helps graduate student Alp Sipahigil. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 2Gareth Haslam ’17 (right) learns how to do a “hair pull” during the “Direct, Design, Perform: Reinventing the Stage in One Act” session. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 4Stan Cotreau, machine shop manager in the Lyman Lab, teaches graduate students Paola Mariselli (left) and Mike Popejoy basic welding techniques. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 7Harvard Museums of Science and Culture Executive Director Jane Pickering (center) welcomes students to a behind-the-scenes tour of the world-renowned research museums at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 9Julianne Chu ’15 and Stefan Skalbania ’15 get an up-close look at the world-renowned research museums at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer For 10 days in January, near the end of Winter break but just before classes resumed, students across Harvard took advantage of a wide array of programming that ranged from artistic and creative pursuits to career and professional development opportunities, recreational activities, and practical skills development.Wintersession, the College-led programming initiative, is the time between terms that brings together undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and alumni to experience unique opportunities they may not otherwise pursue during the semester.A lucky handful of students produced a Greek tragedy, while others tried welding for the first time. Students explored the mysteries of the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Blackstone Steam Plant and the system of tunnels that heat the campus. Others built a computer mouse, or worked with alumni who happen to be two of the most successful television writers in Hollywood.“Our writing sessions were peppered with story after story about the ins and outs of the world of television writing. The unique and amazing part of this program was the chance to receive thoughtful critical feedback on our own ideas, pitches, and jokes from one of the best in the business,” said Sam Richman ’15, who participated in the television writers’ workshop.— Colin Manning 1Instructor Bob Walsh (right) watches as Harvard students stage a combat scene at [email protected] Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 6The welding seminar was designed to be a hands-on introduction to safe practices for those with no prior experience. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 16Rachel Stromberg (pictured) sifts through story ideas during “The Writers’ Room: Writing for Television,” a seminar with Greg Daniels ’85 (“The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” “King of the Hill”). Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 11An operator in the control room monitors activity at the Blackstone Steam Plant. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 12Bob Manning, director of engineering and utilities, leads students on a tour of the steam plant. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 3Students watch Bob Walsh (left) and his assistant Ellen Bryan (right) demonstrate fight moves. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 14Avinash Uttamchandani, a preceptor in electrical engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, holds the inner workings of a computer mouse. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 18Greg Daniels ’85 leads students through an intensive writing seminar, giving them a taste of what it is like to work in a television. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 10Students examine energy-efficiency upgrades, boilers, and a steam turbine generator at work, and take a walk through the tunnels during a tour of the steam plant at 46 Blackstone St. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 5Graduate student Paola Mariselli, a computer science concentrator, took advantage of Wintersession to learn about welding. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 8Raquel Alonso-Perez, curator of the Harvard Mineralogical and Geological Museum (right), gives Brielle Bryan (from left), a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Eduardo Cabral ’16, Haley Adams ’15, Julianne Chu ’15, Aurielia Engel, a museum studies student in the Extension School, and Stefan Skalbania ’15 an opportunity to examine the geology collection hands-on. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 17Joseph Siara (left) and Michael Shayan laugh while discussing stories and pitching jokes during “The Writers’ Room” seminar. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 13Avinash Uttamchandani teaches students how to build their own computer mouse. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

Travelers in Java ignore ‘mudik’ ban, bringing coronavirus home

first_imgGanjar asserted that going on mudik secretly would be dangerous to travelers’ health as well as risking others’ lives. He called on people under his jurisdiction to be open in communicating with officials if they had to go home under urgent circumstances.“If you really have to go home, you should request a letter of permission. I think the government will wisely consider it,” he said, asking that residents should stay where they were while the government distributed necessary social aid.Ganjar said he had asked regents, mayors and village heads across Central Java to prepare health protocols and quarantine places for travelers who returned to their hometowns.According to the Jakarta Police, the number of vehicles leaving Jakarta increased two days prior to the enforcement of the mudik ban on Friday. Once the policy was imposed, the traffic police had asked around 1,200 motorists attempting to leave Greater Jakarta to turn around, as reported by kompas.com.The number of vehicles told to turn around amounted to 3,300 on Sunday, as revealed by Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus.Authorities have set up checkpoints in several locations across Java to monitor the flow of vehicles between cities and provinces following the mudik ban.People found violating the ban were subject to the maximum punishment of fines amounting to Rp 100 million (US$6,490) and a year’s imprisonment, as stipulated in the 2018 Health Quarantine Law. (syk) The governor added that he had received a report from the Cilacap regent, who said that some people recently arrived the regency despite the mudik ban had tested positive for COVID-19.Cilacap Health Agency head Pramesti Griana Dewi confirmed that eight residents of Cimanggu district tested positive for the disease. They had traveled to Cilacap in the same car from Jakarta.The travelers had tested positive following a rapid test and were now declared patients under surveillance (PDPs). They would undergo a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to make sure of their medical status.“We will announce if the swab test results come back positive,” Pramesti told tribunnews.com on Sunday, adding that the eight patients showed no medical symptoms of having contracted the coronavirus. Many residents of regions across Java have been ignoring the government’s mudik (exodus) ban and are insisting on traveling home undetected, even though some are testing positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in their respective hometowns.Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo said he had received reports and photographs showing travelers returning to their hometowns across the province, with some coming by dangerous means.“Some have put their cars inside trucks and covered them with other stuff. There were also some who traveled in a container [on the back of a truck], although that’s not confirmed yet,” Ganjar said on Tuesday in Semarang.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Bazdarevic publishing the List on Monday?

first_imgThe selector of the football A team of B&H Mehmed Bazdarevic will publish the list of the players he invited for the qualifying matches against Belgium and Andorra on Monday.On the same day, the selector of the young (U21) national team Darko Nestorovic will publish the list for the qualifying match against Kazakhstan.The best BH selection will have a guest appearance in Brussels on September 3rd, while it is to host Andorra in Zenica three days later.The young BH national team is playing against Kazakhstan on September 2nd in Sarajevo.(Source: klix.ba/ photo rtv7)last_img read more