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

A leap across the pond

first_imgMichael George ’15 says his passion is a personal one. Growing up in the Philippines, George lived a divided life — his parents’ employers would pay for him to go to a private American school, while his best friend took a Jeepney to the local school. George left the Philippines for Harvard, while his friend stayed behind — and that’s stayed with him.“As an American who grew up overseas in the developing world, it was eye-opening for me to move home and realize that, in one of the richest countries in world, 1 in 4 children live in poverty and that 1 out of 4 will remain there as adults,” he said.When George departs Harvard, he’ll head to England on a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to study comparative social policy at the University of Oxford and economic history at the London School of Economics.Anna Hagen ’15 will be nearby. Hagen, an English concentrator by way of Brooklyn, “fell in love with language as a kid.” Along with her study of literature, Hagen has immersed herself in theater at Harvard. After the Boston Marathon bombings, she produced Euripides’ “The Bacchae,” she said, “not only because I wanted to make sense of its frenzied chorus and long, poetic messenger speeches, but because I felt in need of the play’s strength and exuberance.”Under the direction of Professor Amy Hempel, Hagen is working on a book of short stories for her senior thesis; with her Marshall Scholarship she plans to pursue a master’s degree in contemporary English literature at the University of Cambridge and a secondary master’s degree in theater marking at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.“I’m passionate about storytelling, and the Marshall means the chance to think about what stories I want to tell, and how best to tell them,” said Hagen. “I look forward to immersing myself in another culture and learning from a vibrant community of friends and scholars. I expect the next two years to be life-changing.”Up to 40 students are selected annually for Marshall Scholarships, which support young Americans in graduate studies in the United Kingdom.“I’m drawn to the U.K. not only because of the incredible academic opportunities, but also because the U.K. is at the forefront of innovative public policy,” said George. “Being there will allow me to see how I can apply these ideas elsewhere.”Both George and Hagen are still getting their heads around the honor.“I was racing out of Lowell dining hall to get to the Loeb Theater and to the last performance of ‘Three Sisters,’ the show I spent the semester directing, when I got the phone call,” recalled Hagen. “My heart was pounding. My legs felt like Jell-O. I couldn’t believe it. I gave the phone to a friend so I would know it was real. I still don’t quite believe it.”“When it finally hit me what the person on the other end of the line was saying, I was overwhelmed,” said George. “I could kind of feel the course of my life shifting beneath my feet.”last_img read more

Arsenal signing Pablo Mari raves about ‘incredible’ team-mate Gabriel Martinelli

first_img Tom OlverWednesday 5 Feb 2020 12:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.2kShares Arsenal signing Pablo Mari raves about ‘incredible’ team-mate Gabriel Martinelli Advertisement Comment Advertisementcenter_img Martinelli’s form has caught the attention of football icon Ronaldinho (Picture: Getty)Brazil great Ronaldinho has tipped Martinelli for big things in the future and compared the forward to his legendary former team-mate Ronaldo.‘We as Brazilians are very excited about him and his future. It is one thing to have the talent – but another at the age of 18 to have the confidence,’ he told The Mirror last month.‘He reminds me of Ronaldo his first season in Europe he scored 30 goals and people were thinking: “who is this 18 year old Brazilian kid?”‘He wanted the ball, he would run at players, there was no fear no matter what players or team he was playing against – and I see that similar attitude in Martinelli.‘He just wants to be on the ball and score goals. Ronaldo went on to be the best player in the world – and that can also be the aim of Martinelli.’MORE: Barcelona confirm transfer interest in Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Gabriel Martinelli is enjoying a phenomenal breakthrough season at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Pablo Mari has backed Arsenal wonderkid Gabriel Martinelli to go on and ‘become a top player’ if he keeps working hard and makes the most of his ‘incredible talent’.Martinelli, 18, has burst onto the scene this season, scoring ten goals in 21 appearances, and his solo wonder strike away to arch-rivals Chelsea last month will long live in the memory of Arsenal fans.The youngster’s outstanding form has even caught the eye of the Brazil national team who are considering offering him a place in their squad for the 2020 Olympics.Mari knows Brazilian football well after a short spell with Flamengo and the defender had been admiring Martinelli’s performances from afar before his January move to the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Burnley 0-0 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:10FullscreenBurnley 0-0 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/burnley-0-0-arsenal-mikel-arteta-press-conference-2102370/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The Spaniard believes Martinelli is a unique talent but has urged the teenager to keep his feet on the ground and not look too far into the future.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Martinelli has shown he is a bit different to any other player in terms of his ability,’ Mari told Arsenal’s official website.‘He has great vision and there’s real talent there in terms of his dribbling and his ability to choose the right play.‘His decision-making is improving all the time.‘Martinelli still has a lot more to show but he has incredible talent and I think gradually he’ll keep developing and become a top player.’ Mari has tipped Martinelli for a big future (Picture: Getty)Mari added: ‘He has exploded on to the scene and is showing that he’s a great player with a lot of talent.‘Obviously he’s still very young, but he’s already had a taste of playing at the top level and he’s doing very well.‘I’ll say congratulations when I meet him, but now he just needs to keep it up and work hard because he’s really talented.’last_img read more

Home duo tie for lead in San Diego

first_img Brown said: ” I hit it really well coming in, the last 11 holes. I made a couple of length putts and capitalised on the short ones. ” It’s a hard golf course, if you’re out of position you are immediately playing for par. Fortunately I drove it good and hit a lot of good iron shots today,” Brown added in an interview on the PGA Tour website. Loupe had two eagles, four birdies and two bogeys as he and Brown led fellow countrymen Billy Horschel, Patton Kizzire, Tom Hoge, Rob Hoppenheim and Harold Varner III by a single stroke. A seven-way tie on five under par included Americans Gary Woodland, Brendan Steele, Scott Stallings, Matt Every and Chesson Hadley. Also sharing eighth place were South Korea’s KJ Choi and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama. Scotland’s Martin Laird and Ireland’s Paul Dunne featured in a 19-way tie for 15th on three under which also included Patrick Reed and Phil Mickelson. Ireland’s Shane Lowry and England’s Justin Rose both had rounds of one under to tie for 54th. Defending champion Jason Day had gone into the tournament hoping to be competitive despite suffering from a virus but he ended the opening round tied forth 76th on even par in a group which also included England’s Brian Davis. English pair Greg Owen and Paul Casey both shot one over par rounds of 73 to be in a tie for 90th place. The duo were tied on six under par after both opened with rounds of 66 with Brown having eight birdies and two bogeys in his round. Brown played the more difficult South Course whereas Loupe’s opening round was on the North Course. Americans Scott Brown and Andrew Loupe shared the lead as home players occupied the first seven places after the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more