Married professors work together

first_imgMany members of the Notre Dame community believe there is a “ring by spring” sentiment that pervades campus and the students. But what many people might not realize is that there is something in the air for many members of the Notre Dame faculty as well. Notre Dame’s faculty features several individuals who are not only professional colleagues, but also husband and wife. Some of these Domer duos came to teach at Notre Dame together, while others spent time at separate institutions or careers before becoming the second member from their family to receive a faculty position at the University. Professors Joshua Diehl and Kristin Valentino both teach in the Department of Psychology at the University. The couple, who have been married “5 years, 1 month and 27 days” both received positions at Notre Dame last year. “During our postdoctoral fellowship at Yale, we both went job hunting as a ‘package Diehl,’” Diehl said. “Notre Dame was the best opportunity for both of us because of its fantastic psychology department, top notch students, and the mission of the University fits well with both of our programs of research.” Other professor-couples struggled with trying to find an academic position at the same university, or even in the same time zone. Professor Annie Coleman of the Department of American Studies, who is married to Professor Jon Coleman of the Department of History, said before she found a position at Notre Dame last year, balancing her own career with her husband’s was difficult. “Jon got a position here at Notre Dame in 2004 when I was coming up for tenure at IUPUI [Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis],” she said. “I drove down to Indianapolis for four or five years and was gone two nights a week to keep on the tenure track.” Jon and Annie said it was especially difficult because their children were 1 and 4 years old when the family moved to South Bend. “It strengthened our relationship in a lot of ways,” Coleman said. “But I couldn’t have kept doing it forever, but it worked out really well in the end because I love working in the Department of American Studies here.” Other professor couples have found different ways to pursue their professional academic life while remaining on campus with their spouse. Professor Kevin Vaughan of the Department of Biology was recruited to teach at the University in 1998, but his wife, fellow biologist Patricia Vaughan, took a different route within the University. “I chose not to pursue a tenure track because of our children,” she said. “I’m research faculty so I work in my husband’s research lab, but I’ve also taught since 2005.” The two remain in close proximity and see each other throughout the day. “Our offices are right next door to each other and we usually have lunch together,” she said. Other faculty couples do not see each other often due to different fields of study. Ramzi Bualuan, a professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has been at the University since 1990. His wife, professor Ghada Bualuan, whom he married in 2001, received a job in the Department of Classics in 2006. “We surprisingly don’t see each other that much,” Ramzi said. “Our schedules don’t coincide but that’s intentional so that we can better manage our children’s schedules.” Ghada said working at the same University, albeit in different fields, does have its advantages. “It does make it easier working in the same place,” she said. “We share almost similar backgrounds, talents and aspirations.” While the Bualuans may not run into any professional disagreements because of their different subjects, Diehl and Valentino have found ways to make their shared professional interests into an intellectual competition involving their students. “We have a lab rivalry,” Valentino said. “At the end of each semester our labs engage in a competition for a trophy. Currently, Professor Diehl’s FUN Lab has the hardware.” Diehl and Valentino have also found a unique way for informing unaware students that the two professors are married. “We both tend to use clips of our son to highlight examples in class,” Diehl said. “It’s always kind of funny when students realize that we must be married based on the fact that we have the same adorable child.”last_img read more

See How She Shines! Rebecca Luker Comes to the Fun Home

first_imgRebecca Luker(Photo: Laura Marie Duncan) Rebecca Luker Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016 Related Showscenter_img Welcome to our house on Maple Avenue, Rebecca Luker! The Tony nominee is set to join the Broadway cast of Fun Home as Helen Bechdel from April 5 through May 22. Original cast member and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn will receive hip surgery during her scheduled leave from the Tony-winning tuner.“This hip surgery is something I’ve needed to do for a long time,” she said in a statement. “I’m so thrilled that Rebecca is stepping in for me—she’s a dear friend, and I admire her work so much. And I can’t wait to return to the show pain-free and with a new hip!” Kuhn will return to the role on May 24, along with Tony nominee Emily Skeggs, who is currently on hiatus for TV work. Lauren Patten is currently playing Medium Alison.Luker received Tony nominations for her performances in The Music Man, Mary Poppins and Show Boat. Her additional Broadway credits include Cinderella, Nine, The Sound of Music, Something Wonderful, The Phantom of the Opera and The Secret Garden.The current cast of Fun Home also features Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Tony nominee Beth Malone, Gabriella Pizzolo, Roberta Colindrez, Zell Steele Morrow, Joel Perez and Cole Grey.Check out below our exclusive video of Luker discussing taking on the role of the Fun Home matriarch and a special performance of “Days and Days.” View Comments Fun Homelast_img read more

Diálogo Magazine Brings Multinational Editors Together

first_imgBy Dialogo April 01, 2012 On March 20-21, 2012, military and civilian journalists, Web gurus and social communicators from various levels and ranks across Central America, South America and the Caribbean came together at the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) for an editorial exchange of ideas and information on collaboration. SOUTHCOM’s Diálogo magazine staff hosted the first Senior Editor’s Conference at its headquarters, where 17 members of equivalent military and defense magazines from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Peru met to discuss editorial topics common to all, including surviving under the current economic realities facing defense budgets the world over. Vice Admiral Joseph Kernan, military deputy commander at SOUTHCOM, highlighted the importance of the work journalists carry out as communicators. “I think there’s a lesson to be learned no matter the ups and downs of our countries: The militaries are always committed to the same thing, we are committed to our people and you [journalists] all have a big responsibility to communicate this to our people … to connect to our young people.” Some representatives, such as retired Brazilian Navy Vice Admiral Armando De Senna Bittencourt of the Revista Marítima Brasileira and Navigator magazine, discussed the importance of keeping history alive (with printed products) in the face of an all-encompassing digital approach that is pushing publications everywhere to the Web. “Our publication serves as a historical reference, not only of the Navy, but of Brazil itself as seen from the sea,” said Vice Adm. De Senna Bittencourt. On the other hand, the Chilean Military’s Joint General Staff Command representatives, journalist Javier Briones Bellet and Chilean Navy Captain Javier Sánchez Liberona, highlighted the fact that they are a digital-only media source, not only for environmental reasons and budgetary restrictions, but also because there is no limit to the audience they can reach. “This allows our public to be more interactive … and this approach generates a collaborative team effort across all levels,” Briones Bellet added. Still, he pointed out that the Joint Command is “the exception to the rule” because each individual branch of the Chilean Armed Forces continues to produce printed magazines. Others proudly boasted of the importance of the messages their publications carry to their populations in an effort to highlight the positive actions of their Armed Forces. “Peru moves forward, develops because its Armed Forces are there to provide it security,” said Army Colonel Alejandro Teobaldo Luján Castro of the Peruvian Armed Forces Joint Command magazine, Comando en Acción. Colonel Freddy Fuentes Yancor, representing the Guatemalan Army’s Joint Command military magazine, expressed that through their publication, they are “exporting peace to other countries.” Diálogo magazine’s Editorial Conference brought together partner nations in an editorial context, opening a forum where participants realized they all face similar concerns about budgetary restrictions and keeping up with modern technological advances. As a result, agreements were made to initiate a collaborative approach in which partner nations will promote information sharing among each other by cross-referencing resources, exchanging articles, photos and facts on events and exercises relevant to the entire region.last_img read more

Driver Hit Holbrook Home, Fled Scene, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are looking for the hit-and-run driver that crashed into a house in Holbrook early Thursday morning and fled the scene, authorities said.Residents were awakened by a vehicle crashing into their house on Namrof Lane near the corner of Grundy Avenue shortly after 2 a.m., according to a police spokeswoman.The driver fled the scene. Nobody in the house was injured. An Islip town building inspector is checking the damage to the house.Sixth Precinct officers are continuing the investigation.The incident comes two hours after 19-year-old Shane McAdams flipped his Ford Mustang on the lawn of a house in his hometown of South Huntington shortly after midnight Thursday, police said.McAdams was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.Second Squad detectives charged him with driving while intoxicated. He will be arraigned at a late date.last_img read more

Six months before EMV deadline, where do credit unions stand?

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Aaron PassmanWith just six months to go before the EMV liability shift deadline, just how ready are credit unions? The answer depends on how members want to pay.Most CUs’ credit card portfolios are well prepared for the October shift, after which the liability for card-present fraud falls to whichever party is the least-EMV compliant in a fraudulent transaction, say industry insiders and analysts.Art Harper, director of card payment solutions at PSCU, noted that of the CUSO’s more than 500 credit clients, more than 100 are currently using EMV, and another 300 are scheduled to be ready by October.“We’re way ahead of the game,” Harper said, citing an Aite Group report last year that projected 70% of U.S. credit cards could be enabled by the end of this year. But that article is now nine months old, and Harper projected that things will be closer to 90% by the end of 2015. continue reading »last_img read more

RBA rate cut expected within days

first_imgDavid Butcherine and Emma Zemitis at the new Ellendale Estate home they had built in Upper Kedron.Experts predict an upswing in first homebuyer loans shortly with half the Big Four banks now expecting a Reserve Bank rate cut within days.Two of the nation’s biggest housing market financiers, Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank, have brought forward predictions of an RBA rate cut to its October 1 monetary policy board meeting.The market has already priced in an 82 per cent chance of a cut in the RBA’s cash rate target to 0.75 percentage points, given how the ASX 30 Day Interbank Cash Rate Futures has tracked. Buy land for the price of a holiday in Brisbane Brisbane is better value than southern capitals Sydney and Melbourne with house and land packages under $500,000 12km from the CBD.CBA economist Michael Blythe expected RBA to cut the cash rate by 25 basis points on October 1 after the unemployment rate rose to 5.3 per cent in August.“We believe that (the) labour force data is the smoking gun that will force the RBA’s hand,” he said.NAB has gone further to expect a rate cut in October, followed by another in December “taking the cash rate to 0.5 per cent by year’s end”. This as expectations of federal government fiscal stimulus wane: “With monetary policy involving longer lags, we think the urgency to lower rates sooner has increased”. This as new InsureandGo research found that almost two in three Aussies (64 per cent) believed it was more important to own property than it was to travel. But spokesman Jonathan Etkind added that “Baby Boomers and Millennials have different priorities, particularly when it comes to their financial goals”.“The Australian Dream for most Baby Boomers includes home ownership, while Millennials are not as fixated on the idea. Perhaps owing to the current state of housing affordability, it seems they would rather spend their money on experiences than investments.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:06Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:06 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenQuestions for Millennial home buyers01:41center_img MORE: Cottage inspired by fairytale hits market First time buyers David Butcherine and Emma Zemitis were among those who took the plunge, building their own home in Ellendale Estate in Brisbane’s Upper Kedron “to get off the rental treadmill”.“When we compared the cost of buying an older home and renovating, it just made sense to build and get exactly what we want from day one. We ended up building a two level, four bedroom home, so there’s plenty of room for us to grow in to over the coming years,” Mr Butcherine said.“We wanted to get off the rental treadmill, so we started looking at homes in Brisbane’s northern suburbs and we came across Ellendale Estate … We wanted to buy in an area that not only offered a great lifestyle but was also a good investment.”He said the couple were initially looking at purchasing an established home, but after doing their sums, realised they could buy new for the same price.He said “the whole process of building a home was a lot easier than we thought it would be and a lot more rewarding”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago The Brisbane City Council has a strong focus on green space setting a target of 40 per cent in the city by 2031, which developers like Cedar Woods at its masterplanned Ellendale community are also adopting.“As first time buyers we had a lot of questions which were all answered quickly by the developer Cedar Woods and our builder, Metricon, so it was a pretty seamless, easy process.”They liked the fact that Ellendale offered “local shops, schools and parks for convenience and it’s only in the early stages of development, so it has plenty of potential for growth. It’s only 12km to the CBD where I work, and I love driving home at the end of each day to get away from the hustle and bustle.”Cedar Woods senior development manager, Peter Starr, said Brisbane was in a unique position where first home buyers could build brand new — in a community like Ellendale, just 12 kilometres from the CBD — for less than $500,000.“To buy at that price point in Sydney or Melbourne, would mean you’re significantly further from the CBD, with a long commute to work or entertainment.” Latest figures for the year to March showed housing affordability had flatlined in Queensland at 36.4 index point, with loans to first time home buyers falling to 4,677 for the period.PRDnationwide chief economist Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo said the fall was “unsurprising given many first home buyers postponed their purchasing decisions” due to Federal Election policy uncertainty and tighter bank lending policies.“The data really does show that for first home buyers price is not the only thing that matters for them,” she said. “FHB activity fell all across the country even though affordability increased … I do expect FHB figures to pick up slightly, but it’s probably not going to be a massive jump like suddenly double.” “We are also fortunate to be in such a liveable location with an abundance of green space, with Brisbane City Council promoting a target of 40 per cent of the city being natural habitat by 2031, and our climate — particularly our mild dry winters — allows us to take full advantage of this outdoor lifestyle.”Clean, green places resonated with young buyers, he said, not only leafy streets and parklands but also sustainability.He said forecasts were that Brisbane’s median house price would rise by 20 per cent over the next three years — which “would more than offset the cost of Lenders Mortgage Insurance versus waiting years to save a larger deposit.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Billy Hamilton

first_imgThe Reds have apparently parted ways with center fielder Billy Hamilton.  They did not offer him a contract for 2019.  Hamilton has been a candidate for a Golden Glove as a center fielder the last 5 years as a Cincinnati Red.There is no secret to why the Reds are willing to part with Hamilton.  He obliviously never learned how to get on base.  His speed was great as a center fielder, but in stolen bases he never reached his potential because he could only get on base approximately 30% of the time.  With who the Reds have available for next year, Hamilton was expendable.  He would have commanded a 4+million dollar contract, and I agree with the Reds that he was not worth it.I don’t know if it is Hamilton or the Reds who are responsible for Billy’s hitting woes, but he never really improved.  He has a loop in his batting style and this led to many pop ups and fly balls which became simple outs. I like Hamilton, but if you can’t hit, you can’t play major league baseball.last_img read more

Ndidi return delights Leicester manager Rodgers

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey EPL: Foxes attack Burnley Derby County lead Jordon Ibe chase Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed his delight with the return of Wilfred Ndidi from injury. The Nigeria international missed the Foxes’ previous three games against Wigan Athletic, West Ham United and Aston Villa after struggling to overcome a knee injury he suffered in January. The combative midfielder, however, returned to action in their defeat to Norwich City in Friday’s Premier League game at Carrow Road, featuring for 23 minutes. Ahead of their FA Cup tie against Birmingham City on Wednesday, Rodgers confirmed the 23-year-old is fully fit with only Ghana international Daniel Amartey the only player nursing injury in his team. “The great news for us was Wilf coming back and getting game time,” Rodgers told the club website. “Apart from that, Daniel Amartey has been out for a period of time, but everyone else is okay.” Ndidi has been a consistent performer for the King Power Stadium outfit before the injury problem, featuring in 27 games across all competitions.Tags: Birmingham CityBrendan RodgersDaniel AmarteyLeicester CityNorwich CityWilfred Ndidilast_img read more

Former Indian footballer Abdul Latif passes away

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Renowned footballer and coach Abdul Latif passed away last night after prolonged illness. He was 72. The former international footballer left behind his wife and two daughters.Latif, who played as a midfielder, represented India in the 1970 Asian Games where the team had won a bronze. He also represented two big clubs of Kolkata-Mohammedan Sporting and Mohun Bagan during late sixties and early part of seventies.The footballer hold a rare record of representing Santosh Trophy for three different states: Karnataka, Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. After taking retirement from football he actively involved in coaching and was equally successful. A brilliant schemer of strategies Latif coached Mohammedan Sporting in 1978 and former Indian captain Victor Amalraj was one of his trainee.Later he shifted to Assam and actively involved in coaching. Under his training Assam brought laurels from many competitions. Assam won Sub Junior National Soccer title thrice under his coaching between 1979-1981. He also coached State team in the Santosh Trophy. In the club football coaching Latif was mostly associated with Gauhati Town Club and Green valley club.Recalling his association with Latif former national footballer Bidhan Das said: I played under him on numerous occasions. He was brilliant as a coach. Assam made hat-tric of victory in Sub Junior National soccer (1979-1981) under him and I was in the team on last occasion. Later I also played Santosh trophy and in different club level meet under his coaching. He was a very good strategy maker and also knew it very well how to bring out the best from a player.”Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today condoled the death of Latif. In a message Chief Minister said: “Latif, a great footballer in his era, would be remembered for his superb skills and dedication.”Assam Sports Journalists Association also condoled the death of former international footballer. In a release secretary Imtiaz Ahmed said: “He was great footballer and one of the finest coach that Assam has ever got. His demise has created an irreparable void in the state football.”Among other condoled the death of Latif included Gauhati Sports Association, Assam Sepak Takraw Association, Assam Badminton Association, Assam Cricket Association, Assam Kho Kho Association, Veteran Cricketers Association of Assam (VCAA) and All Assam Students’ Union.Also Read: Legendary footballer PK Banerjee passes away in Kolkata hospitalAlso Watch: Veterinary College in Guwahati creates hand sanitizers to fight the shortage of Sanitizers in Assamlast_img read more

Fast bowler Jerome Taylor available for selection in Test Cricket

first_imgJEROME Taylor has formally indicated to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that he has come out of retirement and is available for selection for Test Cricket. This decision means he is now available for selection in all three formats of the game.Last July, the 32-year-old fast bowler had announced his retirement from the longest version of the game.“I believe I still have a lot of cricket left in me and I know I can still offer a lot to West Indies cricket in the Test arena,” said Taylor. “If selected, I will look to put my best foot forward and give my all for the team. We have some young players in the group at the moment and I believe with my experience, I can add to the team going forward.”Taylor has played 46 Tests, taking 130 wickets at 34.46 apiece, with best figures of 6-47 against Australia in June, 2015 on home soil at Sabina Park in Jamaica. He has also scored 856 runs, with a top score of 106 against New Zealand in December, 2008 at University Oval in Dunedin.Chairman of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel, Courtney Browne, welcomed Taylor’s decision to come out of retirement.“It is good to see that Jerome has decided to come out of retirement and make himself available for Tests once again. When you look at the volume of cricket we have this year, we will need to look at all the resources we have available, and having someone of his ability and experience adds value to our player pool,” Browne said.West Indies are preparing to face Pakistan in a three-match Brighto Paints presents Q Mobile Cup series, later this month (April 21-25), starting with the historic 50th Test at Sabina Park.last_img read more