Partnerships for Progress — Boston

first_img 33Cynthia Wu ’13 (left) and Erica Lin ’10 do a science demonstration for students from the Gardner Pilot Academy. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 20A Boston student plays during PBHA’s Summer Urban Program. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 17Boston students build marshmallow towers during Phillips Brooks House Association’s (PBHA) Chinatown Adventure summer program. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 9Allston residents play miniature golf during the opening of the Harvard Allston Field and Fairway. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 7Fifth-graders from the Elihu Greenwood School explore polymers during a science day event hosted by Harvard Step UP. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 5Using an Internet2 connection donated by Harvard and speaking on TelePresence equipment donated by Cisco, the group “met” with Cambridge Superintendent Jeff Young and Dean Kathleen McCartney of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (front center on screen) to celebrate the launch of the partnership. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 32Harvard undergraduates teaching at the Harvard Allston Education Portal provide science enrichment opportunities to students in the Gardner Pilot Academy’s after-school program. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 18Boston students make paper cup phones during PBHA’s annual Science Olympiad. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 13Students participate in the Library Park Construction Club to learn about soil, trees, and other aspects of park design. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 21Children from Boston attend the summer camp in Chinatown run by the Phillips Brooks House Association. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 24Middle school students visit the State House during the PBHA Chinatown Adventure summer program Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 11A Brighton family enjoys the batting cages at the Harvard Allston Field and Fairway. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 1Prior to throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Park for the Red Sox v. Baltimore Orioles game, Harvard President Drew Faust met Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia in the dugout. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 4President Drew Faust (at podium) was on hand as Harvard University and Cisco unveiled a gift to Boston and Cambridge schools that will allow students and teachers to video conference with individuals around the world. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 14Harvard designers Dennis Swinford (left) and Emily Mueller De Celis (with sunglasses) lead children on a tour of the Library Park site. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 26Crimson Summer Academy students take part in a science and technology course in Harvard’s Science Center. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 25Billy Marks ’11 speaks with a camper during a field trip to the State House. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 23A Harvard Allston Summer Corps teen works with campers at Tenacity, a Boston nonprofit that teaches tennis, literacy, and life skills to kids in after-school and summer programs. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 15Harvard designer Emily Mueller De Celis (right) tours the Library Park site with children. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographercenter_img Each day, members of the Harvard community interact with students, teachers, and families across Boston. For example, Harvard students serve as tutors in after-school programs, faculty members offer lectures to community groups, and schools offer mentored research opportunities to talented students. These connections benefit the communities on both sides of the Charles — enriching lives, forming lasting bonds, opening minds, and expanding opportunities.This work is a key extension of the public service ethic called for in Harvard’s charter, and the University takes great pride in its longstanding partnerships with communities in Boston. 35President Faust greets a student at the Harvard Allston Education Portal. Justin Ide/Harvard Staff Photographer 34Harvard University President Drew Faust and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino welcome guests to the Harvard Allston Education Portal. Justin Ide/Harvard Staff Photographer 22A junior counselor at a PBHA summer program assists a camper during the morning academic session. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 27Crimson Scholars participate in a step class at the Malkin Athletics Center. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 12Brighton residents get ready to hit the green. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 28Children from the Ellis Memorial visit the Arthur M. Sackler Museum for summer art activities. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 6The gift also gives the schools access to Harvard’s Internet2, a faster, education-only Internet network. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 8Students work on an experiment with their teacher during a science event hosted by Harvard Step UP. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 19Children from several different neighborhoods in Boston paint together during PBHA’s Summer Urban Program. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 29Children gather for a reading during a field trip to the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 30A Boston student shows off his work during a visit to the Sackler Museum. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 10A Brighton resident plays miniature golf at the Harvard Allston Field and Fairway. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 2Hit me with your best shot! President Drew Faust lets one fly. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 16Students work on a problem set during the Crimson Summer Academy. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 31A student reviews a book on Italy during Global Girls Day, sponsored by the Harvard Chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 3Red Sox first baseman Mike Lowell caught President Drew Faust’s pitch, where afterward they met for the first time. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Jeremy Jordan, Sutton Foster & More

first_img Sutton Foster Star Files It’s Friday, and you know what that means—it’s time for the Lessons of the Week! We know we say this every week, but some really, really weird stuff has happened in the last seven days, and we just can’t wait to share it all with you. From Sting’s delicious secret talent to Sutton Foster’s new gig as a used underwear peddler, check out what we learned below.Sutton Foster Is the Fantine of TV LandIn what was definitely the most entertaining episode of Younger to date, our heroine Liza (played by Sutton Foster) is forced to sell her panties to pay for her daughter’s education. What?! Sell your locket, your hair, your teeth, your body—anything but your panties! Don’t let those tigers with their voices soft as thunder push you around.Joe Tippett Is the Kevin Bacon of WTFHow did Airline Highway star Joe Tippett get to Broadway? By cutting loose and channeling Kevin Bacon. “Any job I’ve ever had is just six degrees from the Williamstown Theatre Festival,” he told us. And now that you’ve made your Broadway debut, Joe, you’re also six degrees from Idina Menzel!Sarah Stiles Was a Terrible RootThe Tony nominee is hilarious in Hand to God, but there’s one role she really sucked at: Playing one of Audrey II’s roots in a local production of Little Shop of Horrors. You should brush up those skills, Sarah—play your cards right and you could be flailing on the ground next to Jake Gyllenhaal.Jeremy Jordan Smells Like SuccessLast week, we finally answered the age-old question: What does Aaron Tveit smell like? The answer, if you missed it, is shaving cream and (possibly) tangerines. This week, we’re solving yet another mystery of the nose. Judging by his performance in the Sweet Smell of Success concert, Jeremy Jordan smells like talent. Sweet, sweet talent. Case closed!Laura Michelle Kelly Sleeps in a CloudFinding Neverland headliner Laura Michelle Kelly always seems so relaxed and well-rested on her video blog, so we weren’t surprised to hear she has a very specific sleeping regimen involving a cool mist humidifier. “It’s like sleeping in a cloud,” the star said dreamily. That’s it, we’re coming over for a slumber party. (Can websites go to slumber parties?)Babs Isn’t Enough For Max von EssenYou’d think the cast of An American in Paris would be satisfied with Barbra Streisand coming to see their show, but instead it’s turned them into wild celebrity mongers who won’t be happy until Jake Gyllenhaal, Bradley Cooper, Kristen Wiig, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland and Abe Vigoda come to the show. Um, we think some of those people are dead, but OK.Sting Has Fruity FingersAs if he didn’t already have enough skills, Sting revealed another secret talent that drives the ladies (and some gents) wild. Did you know that The Last Ship composer can peel an orange in one piece using only one hand? And one day, he dreams of branching out and trying an apple? Wow, that’s great, Sting. But can you stick your tongue in your nose?Meryl Has a Band of B’way SidekicksRemember when Meryl Streep got Billy Magnussen cast in Into the Woods? Yeah, that was awesome. Now she’s bringing another bad-ass band of Broadway stars to the big screen in Ricki and the Flash: Audra McDonald, Ben Platt, Kevin Kline, Sebastian Stan, Nick Westrate, Keala Settle and her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer. Can this please be a real band? We’ll be roadies.Fans Believe in NeverlandEveryone needs something to believe in. Cher, Jack Kelly, the Llewelyn Davies boys, and of course, you! That’s why it’s so awesome that after getting completely snubbed from the 2015 Tony Awards, fans nominated Finding Neverland for a whopping 11 Audience Choice Awards—the most of any play or musical this year. Clap if you believe…and then stop clapping and click here to vote!Thank Heaven For Cheese & NetflixWhat were we saying? Oh right. Everyone needs something to believe in—including Broadway stars! But on opening night of Gigi when we asked the cast and their friends what they were thanking heaven for, they settled on the decadent trifecta of cheese, Netflix and lobster. Well, we just found our plans for the evening. See ya next week!center_img View Commentslast_img read more

CCHMC makes final payment of mental health initiative for schools

first_imgCincinnati, OH—Nancy Eigel-Miller, Executive Director of 1N5, presented Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with a check for $150,000. This is the final of payment of a three-year commitment to provide funding for CCHMC’s Adapting For Life program in area schools. Including this most recent payment, 1N5 has donated $763,000 to CCHMC to fund Adapting For Life. The program aims to educate young people and their families on the importance of suicide awareness and prevention as well as inform them on mental health so they can adapt and lead healthier lives.During the 3 year period since 1N5 made the commitment to give CCHMC $450,000, the total number of local schools reached has gone from 22 to 67, with many of the 67 schools having multiple sessions. The students reached over these 3 years increased from 4,600 to 11,000. In addition, CCHMC, with 1N5’s funding, was able to increase the number of program facilitators from one to four.The results of a student survey indicate that the program is a success. 82% of students rated the overall experience 4 or 5 (out of 5). The students’ view of mental health increased by 28% from the beginning to the end of the program. When asked if they would know what to do in the event someone needed help, the students responding that they would know what to do and that they would take action increased by 21% from the beginning of the program to the completion.As part of the program, students received experience journals and ADAPT posters were installed around the schools. Both were popular with the students and staff and worked to foster mental health and suicide awareness.1N5 works with local schools to promote optimal mental health for youth through stigma reduction and customized, evidence-based education so that we can live in a world without suicide. This is done through school assessments and climate surveys. Then, in partnership with the school, 1N5 works to create a programming plan to address the specific needs of each school. 1N5 is currently working in 41 schools and all five local universities. To enlist the voice of local youth, 1N5 has 9 college interns and 12 brand ambassadors along with the Youth Council for Suicide Prevention, 20 students from area high schools who work to address the growing epidemic of youth mental illness.last_img read more

Tufele opts out of potential spring season

first_imgTufele has been pegged as a potential first round pick in the draft and ranks at No. 22 on football analyst and draft expert Mel Kiper’s Big Board.  Tufele appeared in all of USC’s 25 games across his redshirt freshman and redshirt sophomore seasons, totaling 65 tackles — including 7.5 sacks as well as 11 tackles for a combined loss of 47 yards. He also returned a fumble for a 48-yard touchdown against Utah and blocked a potential game-tying field goal toward the end of a win over Washington State in 2018.  USC’s staunch defensive line will have a key loss to overcome if there is Pac-12 football this spring. Redshirt junior defensive lineman Jay Tufele announced Wednesday via Twitter that he will opt out of the upcoming season and declare for the 2021 NFL Draft.  “I have come to the point where it is time for me to do what is best for my career and family,” Tufele wrote in the Twitter statement, also thanking his family, academic staff, coaches, teammates and fans for their support. “Although it pains me to leave all the people who have become so instrumental in my life, know that I will carry all of you with me in my heart as I embark on the next phase of my journey.” He is the first USC football player to opt out of a potential 2021 spring season, a move which may become common across the NCAA over the next several months due to both coronavirus concerns and the timing of the season just before the late-April draft.  USC led the Pac-12 South in 2019 with 35 sacks, 4.5 of which came courtesy of Tufele. He added two more tackles for loss on the season en route to earning a spot on the All-Pac-12 First Team and winning USC’s Defensive Lineman of the Year award for the second straight season.  Redshirt junior defensive lineman Jay Tufele has decided to opt out of the upcoming football season and will declare for the 2021 NFL Draft. (Daily Trojan file photo) “When I reflect on my time at USC, I think of all the memorable interactions with you all that have helped me grow,” Tufele’s statement read. “USC and Los Angeles have forced me to stretch myself physically and mentally and I am forever thankful. I will always cherish the positive memories made.”  Tufele’s decision leaves sophomore Drake Jackson as the likely centerpiece of the Trojans’ defensive line efforts in 2021. Jackson led the team in sacks and tackles for loss last year with 6.5 and 11.5, respectively.last_img read more