Guardian Charity Awards 2004 winners announced

first_imgFive innovative social welfare charities have won this year’s Guardian Charity Awards.The Guardian Charity Awards are given to small charities that have demonstrated innovative, pioneering work and which make anoutstanding contribution to social welfare in the community.The five winners each receive a new PC from Smartchange, £5,000 from Sainsbury’s, and publicity in the Guardian. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 October 2004 | News Guardian Charity Awards 2004 winners announced AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Digitalcenter_img The five winning charities in 2004 are:Gatwick Detainees Welfare GroupNorfolk and Norwich Families’ HouseThe Guy Fox History projectThe Food TrainDisaster ActionThe awards are supported by Smartchange, which is used by over 100,000 employees from their workplace to donate to charities, find volunteering opportunities, raise money through sponsored events, and read the latest community news from their company.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 16, 2018

first_imgHome News Feed Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 16, 2018 One more dry day today with sunshine and cool, but not cold temps. Winds will start to ramp back up later this afternoon. Clouds roll in overnight.Rain for tomorrow is farther north again. At this time we are removing restriction in our forecast as to where the action will stay out of. In fact, we can see 70% coverage of moisture over the state past midnight tonight through early afternoon tomorrow. We are also bumping our rain totals a bit to a few hundredths to .4”. With cold air in play, and with action starting overnight in spots, we still feel that we have to allow for some wet snow in there, mixing with some rain. Minor accumulations can be seen, especially north of I-70. Everything looks to be done by late afternoon and tomorrow evening.We are dry for Saturday night, Sunday and Monday, with sunshine and blue sky back in over the state for Sunday. Clouds build Monday, and by Monday night we see scattered showers moving in. However, action for Monday night and Tuesday looks to have a smaller footprint and may be confined to the southern half to third of the state. We will make a final determination on this in our forecast Monday morning. Rain totals can be from .25”-5” in those areas. Clouds will be around over the rest of the state.The biggest change in our forecast this morning comes for next Wednesday. As a strong nor’easter heads up the east coast, we see ample wrap around action on the backside of the low, and it may trigger snow over Indiana. We can see a coating to an inch or two in spots, with the best snow potential in eastern and northeastern parts of the state. It will be far worse to our east, but we need to stress not to underestimate this storm. Yes, it is hundreds of miles to our east, but the flow around the top will reach all the way back here, and will be enhanced by movement across the great lakes.The rest of the forecast is basically unchanged. We dry down for next Thursday and Friday, but stay cool. Then a front starts to work in for the 24th that has plenty of south flow ahead of it. That should take temps slightly above normal, and then also allow for good rains to fill in later Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Models have diminished the size and scope of this system this morning, but we are not changing the forecast yet. We will revisit this early next week. For now, we are calling for .25”-.75” rains for the 24th-25th with coverage at 70%.The extended pattern shows a strong circulation still for the 27th and 28th. Models suggest we can see the gulf bring up some nice moisture into this low, triggering moderate to heavy rains. It’s early but we are considering raising our rain totals for that part of the forecast period to 1-2 inches, based on a track right across from central MO to Toledo. There is plenty of time for this to change, but this may be a wet finish to the month of March. By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 16, 2018 Previous articleRural Broadband Bill Passes as 2018 General Assembly ConcludesNext articleRural Broadband Bill Passes as 2018 General Assembly Concludes Friday Morning Edition Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Facebook Twitter Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 16, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Rediscover the joy of Recycling in Limerick

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Advertisement Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash OCTOBER is Ireland’s National Reuse Month and to celebrate Limerick City and County Council is hosting a number of webinars aimed at getting more people to Reduce Reuse and Recycle.It’s about valuing our stuff, by using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. This avoids the need to extract raw materials, manufacture and distribute new stuff, and avoids waste thereby cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The recent lockdown restrictions have led to a lot of focus on our throwaway culture and how we should value our possessions for longer.To celebrate National Reuse Month during Limerick’s European Green Leaf City year Limerick City and County Council is hosting two #EGLALimerick2020 Zoom Webinars.Tuesday 06 October 8pm – Top Tips on UpcyclingThis is a wonderful opportunity to learn find out more about upcycling preloved furniture and other ‘stuff’. You will go away inspired to upcycle more around your home.Register here. Brought to you in conjunction with The Rediscovery Centre.Tuesday 20 October 8pm – Slow Fashion & Capsule WardrobeThis promises to assist all fashionistas to gain an insight into fashion habits and how to empower changes to our habits that will help the environment.Register here. Brought to you in conjunction with The Rediscovery Centre.Once you have taken part in the two webinars you will be full of ideas and confidence to take part in the Upcycle Challenge for 2020.MyWaste and the EPA are challenging you to unearth the imagination within and create something new out of something old…to breathe new life into an old or unwanted item or material.So, if you can find something old and renovate it or turn it into something completely different but still usable then this competition is for you.The deadline for National Reuse Month’s Upcycle Challenge is Friday 30 October.Click here for details. Prizes include €750 for each waste region.If you are involved or linked in with Tidy Towns in your locality, projects undertaken or participated in for National Reuse Month would be eligible for the next Tidy Towns application in the Sustainability, Doing More with Less category.And, of course, if you are a business providing reuse and repair services in Limerick or someone looking for a professional, you can check out the Limerick Reuse and Repair Directory on of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “The value of reusing and repairing items has returned to the spotlight during Covid-19 restrictions when people had more time to spend renovating an old piece of furniture or using old items in their garden. That is what National Reuse month is about. Reusing and Recycling helps reduce waste which is a win for all of us and the environment.”Sinead McDonnell is Environment Awareness Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “Reuse month is a super time to take stock of items in your home that may need a little revamp or repair. Channel your inner interior designer on Tuesday 6th October at 8pm tune into to our live upcycling workshop which will be co-hosted by Limerick City and County Council and the Rediscovery Centre.”“This is your chance to watch, listen and ask questions via a live chat stream which will give you the top tips for upcycling furniture and other items in your home to give them a new lease of life. The next webinar in the EGLA Limerick 2020 series will be calling on all fashionistas out there to learn about Slow Fashion and the capsule wardrobe.The reuse and repair directory or the national web site if for householders and businesses throughout the year. These sites add longevity to ‘stuff’, helping you to save money and help the environment.” Facebook Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous article“You’ve got to consistently play well week in, week out”- JvG ahead of the new seasonNext articleAustralian actress touches down in Shannon Airport Meghann Scully Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email LimerickNewsRediscover the joy of Recycling in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – September 30, 2020 187 Twitter TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Freddie Mac Puts NPL Pool Worth $233 Million Up for Auction

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea As part of a continued effort to clear its mortgage portfolio of non-performing loans, Freddie Mac has announced it will auction off a single pool of single-family residential non-performing loans (NPLs) with $233 million in unpaid principal balance (UPB) as part of a Standard Pool Offering.The loans being offered in the pool are deeply delinquent and are geographically diverse. All the loans in the pool are currently being serviced by Ocwen Financial. Bids are due from qualified bidders for the pool on May 20 and the sale is expected to settle sometime in July.Freddie Mac is encouraging private investors, minority- and women-owned businesses, non-profits, and neighborhood advocacy funds to bid in the auction. Potential bidders must be approved by Freddie Mac to gain access to the secure data room that contains information about the NPLs in order to bid in the auction. The winning bidder must meet Freddie Mac’s reserve levels and will be determined on the basis of economics.Advisors for the transaction are Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and CastleOak Securities, L.P. Click here for more information about Freddie Mac’s NPL sales.Earlier this month, Freddie Mac announced the upcoming auction of its first-ever Extended Timeline Pool Offering (EXPO), meant to target smaller investors by offering NPLs for sale in smaller pools with extended timelines. Freddie Mac’s first EXPO includes a pool of loans located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, with a UPB of approximately $35 million, and bids are due on June 2.Freddie Mac has already conducted three Standard Pool Offering NPL sales in the last eight months totaling approximately $1.97 billion in UPB. The last such sale by Freddie Mac, completed on March 25, was its largest bulk NPL sale ever – it included nearly 5,400 loans totaling $985 million in UPB. Freddie Mac’s fellow GSE, Fannie Mae, announced the marketing of its first-ever bulk NPL sale on April 8, consisting of about 3,200 NPLs totaling $786 million in aggregate UPB. Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Freddie Mac Puts NPL Pool Worth $233 Million Up for Auction Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Homeownership Down Below ’90s Levels; Vacancy Rate Little Changed Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/29/2015 Share Save Related Articlescenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily April 28, 2015 1,306 Views  Print This Post Deeply Delinquent Mortgage Loans Freddie Mac Non-Performing Loans Ocwen Financial 2015-04-28 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Deeply Delinquent Mortgage Loans Freddie Mac Non-Performing Loans Ocwen Financial Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Puts NPL Pool Worth $233 Million Up for Auction Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Bombay High Court To Hear Param Bir Singh’s Plea Seeking CBI Probe In To Allegation Of Corruption Against HM Anil Deshmukh Tomorrow

first_imgTop StoriesBombay High Court To Hear Param Bir Singh’s Plea Seeking CBI Probe In To Allegation Of Corruption Against HM Anil Deshmukh Tomorrow Sharmeen Hakim29 March 2021 11:27 PMShare This – xBombay High Court has agreed to hear the Petition filed by Former Mumbai Police Chief Param Bir Singh seeking a CBI inquiry against the alleged corrupt malpractices of Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister Government of Maharashtra.Senior Advocate Vikram Nankani mentioned the matter before Chief Justice Dipankar Datta.Chief Justice has agreed to hear the mater tomorrow.The PIL filed Article 226 of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginBombay High Court has agreed to hear the Petition filed by Former Mumbai Police Chief Param Bir Singh seeking a CBI inquiry against the alleged corrupt malpractices of Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister Government of Maharashtra.Senior Advocate Vikram Nankani mentioned the matter before Chief Justice Dipankar Datta.Chief Justice has agreed to hear the mater tomorrow.The PIL filed Article 226 of the Constitution of India seeks an “immediate, unbiased, uninfluenced impartial and fair investigation on the various corrupt malpractices of Anil Deshmukh before evidences are destroyed.”Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Param Bir Singh to approach Bombay High Court with his plea seeking CBI investigation in the alleged corrupt malpractices of Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Government of Maharashtra.Singh, who was shunted out from the Mumbai Police Commissionerate in the wake of Ambani bomb scare case, has also prayed that transfer of police officials are neither done on any consideration of pecuniary benefits to any politicians nor in contravention of the guidelines issued in Prakash Singh & others vs Union of India.Singh has also sought the complete file containing the report of Rashmi Shulka Commissioner of (Intelligence), State Intelligence Department as well as the connected file of the Home Department as interim relief.He has further sought for an independent agency to take custody of the entire CCTV footage of Deshmukh’s residence to prevent its destruction.The cop’s explosive letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackarey raising allegations against Deshmukh, which found its way to the press on Saturday, has put the Maha Vikas Agadi government in a spot.Parambir had earlier approached the Supreme Court that refused to entertain his plea and directed him to first approach the Bombay High Court.”No doubt the matter is quite serious affecting administration at large. It appears a lot of material has come in public domain due to personas falling apart,” the SC observed on Wednesday.In his petition Singh has submitted Deshmukh had been holding meetings in February, 2021 at his residence with police officers including Sachin Vaze of Crime Intelligence Unit, Mumbai and Sanjay Patil, ACP Social Service Branch, Mumbai, bypassing their seniors and had instructed them that he had a target to accumulate Rs. 100 crores every month and had directed to collect money from various establishments and other sources.He claimed that on or about 24th/25th August 2020, Rashmi Shukla, the Commissioner Intelligence, State Intelligence Department had brought to the notice of the Director General of Police, who in turn brought it to the knowledge of the Addl Chief Secretary Home Department, Government of Maharashtra about corrupt malpractices in postings / transfers by Shri Anil Deshmukh based on a telephonic interception. “She was shunted out rather than taking any firm action against the persons involved.”The respondents in the PIL are State of Maharashtra, Union of India, Central Bureau of Investigation and Anil DeshmuNext Storylast_img read more

New €1.8 million Wild Atlantic Way initiative launched

first_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook By News Highland – January 26, 2018 New €1.8 million Wild Atlantic Way initiative launched Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp A new €1.8 million Wild Atlantic Way initiative has been launched.The ‘Wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way’ promotion has been specially designed to boost tourist numbers from Britain.A €1.35 million marketing campaign in Britain will be complemented by a Fáilte Ireland €500,000 programme to support businesses along the Wild Atlantic Way to position themselves to benefit from the campaign, as well as to boost its own marketing campaigns in Northern Ireland.The ‘campaign will be rolled out by Tourism Ireland in Britain in two phases with phase one happening in February and March, aiming to entice British holidaymakers visit the Wild Atlantic Way during off-season months by highlighting the ease of direct access to the region through local airports.Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, says they are very much aware that Brexit has impacted on consumer confidence and, in turn, on outbound travel from Britain – including to Ireland. The depreciation of sterling against the euro means that value for money continues to be a key message for us in Britain. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleBinman suffered serious facial injuries after being attacked by dog while on dutyNext articleMagheroarty to Ardsbeg Rd closed due to serious collision News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Donegal features high on people’s staycation list

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Donegal features high on people’s staycation list Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – July 17, 2020 Google+ WhatsApp Kerry has seen a huge jump in interest for a staycation this year.That’s followed by Sligo, Galway, Clare and Donegal according to a survey by myhome.ieSearches for Irish holiday homes are up 112 per cent this year.Angela Keegan from outlines where people want to go:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Previous articleMinister criticised over delay in Leaving Cert resultsNext articleNaval service detains German fishing boat off Malin Head News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebooklast_img read more

Temporal changes in abundances of large calanoid copepods in the Scotia Sea: comparing the 1930s with contemporary times

first_imgTo investigate whether impacts of reported climate change in the Antarctic marine environment have affected mesozooplankton populations, we compared the summertime abundances of four species of large calanoid copepods from samples taken during the Discovery Investigations (1926–1938) and contemporary times (1996–2013). Discovery samples were obtained using an N70V closing net fished vertically through three depth horizons encompassing the top 250 m of the water column, whereas contemporary samples were obtained using a Bongo net fished vertically through 200–0 m. Data from a previous study comparing catch efficiencies of the two nets were used to generate calibration factors which were applied to the N70V abundances. Following further corrections for net depth differences and seasonal biases in sampling frequency, three of the four species, Calanoides acutus, Rhincalanus gigas and Calanus simillimus, were found to be between ~ 20–55% more abundant in contemporary times than they were 70 years ago. Calanus propinquus was marginally more abundant in the Discovery era. These results were robust to sensitivity analyses for the net calibration factor, seasonal bias and net depth corrections. Although near-surface ocean temperatures within the Scotia Sea have increased by up to 1.5 °C during the last 70 years, we conclude that the most likely causes of increased copepod abundances are linked to changes in the food-web. In particular, we discuss the reported decrease in krill abundance in the South Atlantic that has potentially increased the amount of food available to copepods while at the same time decreasing predator pressure.last_img read more

Access to Justice: After ‘Gideon’

first_img Read Full Story Fifty years after the Supreme Court determined in Gideon v. Wainwright that criminal defendants must be provided with counsel, scholars and practitioners from around the country grappled with continued limits on access to justice during an Harvard Law School conference in April titled “Toward a Civil Gideon: The Future of Legal Services.”The keynote speech, given by Professor Gene Nichol of the University of North Carolina School of Law, explored how the Gideon case came about and what it has meant for access to justice. “Gideon sparks celebration, the way it should, but mainly it mocks us,” he said. “Between its marginalization on the criminal side and its brutal rejection on the civil side, it is at best the glass one-third full. And the two-thirds it leaves unsatisfied says more than any other stark reality about what sort of people we actually have become.”Watch Gene Nichol’s keynote, “Lessons from Gideon, and The Struggle for Access to Justice (requires QuickTime)The conference, which included HLS faculty and alumni, also considered the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Turner v. Rogers, in which a narrow majority decided that civil litigants who face incarceration for contempt do not automatically have a right to counsel. Participants also explored the unmet needs of civil litigants, including in foreclosure cases. Another panel addressed the effectiveness of pro bono efforts, both in America and globally, as well as offering an analysis of legal aid cases.Read more about the event on the Harvard Law School website.last_img read more

With two years to go, campaign’s impact expands

first_img Residents of Dunster House have already witnessed the transformations that provided new common rooms and spaces for studying and learning in the residential setting. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer The state-of-the-art complex will house SEAS scientists, researchers, students, and staff — including more than 800 undergraduate concentrators and more than 400 graduate students. Construction crews have descended on Winthrop House. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer At the start of The Harvard Campaign in 2013, President Drew Faust underscored the University’s fundamental commitment to discovery and to the education of leaders to make a positive difference in the world. Since then, more than 133,000 donors have made contributions to support the campaign, including more than $820 million to provide financial aid for students across campus. As the campaign moves into its final two years, alumni and friends have worked to sustain and strengthen Harvard’s leadership in shaping the future of education and ideas — with powerful benefits across the globe.A generous community of donors has enabled the campaign to raise more than $7 billion in gifts and pledges, surpassing the initial monetary goal set at the launch of the fundraising effort.“It has been remarkable to witness the response of our alumni and friends to The Harvard Campaign, and I am deeply grateful to everyone who has participated in this outstanding effort so far,” said Faust. “Our aspirations speak to our larger hopes not only for a better Harvard, but also for a better world — a world changed by the students we educate, the knowledge we pursue, and the discoveries and innovations we generate every day on our campus.”Fundraising campaigns by their nature are long-range undertakings in terms of both vision and benefits. The current total includes both gifts and longer-term pledges that are paid over many years; some of these contributions are invested in the endowment and will be distributed over time. Yet even as the campaign looks to the continued generosity of alumni and friends to benefit generations of students and faculty, the effort is already bearing fruit.Through the remainder of the campaign, which concludes in June 2018, there will be a special emphasis on unmet needs and emerging opportunities central to the University’s vision for the future. These include: constructing the new Science and Engineering Complex to serve as a cornerstone of the innovative community in Allston; strengthening financial aid for students at all of Harvard’s Schools; fostering creative research in basic science; continuing the renewal of the undergraduate Houses; reaffirming the University’s core commitment to the arts and humanities; and ensuring that all Schools achieve their priorities.“The Harvard Campaign is a dynamic partnership among volunteers, academic leadership, and staff,” said Tamara Elliott Rogers ’74, vice president for alumni affairs and development. “The shared sense of purpose has been inspiring, and we look forward to the hard work still ahead.”Campaign donors have supported people, ideas, and spaces on campus and around the world, providing vital financial aid so that a Harvard education is accessible regardless of economic circumstances, advancing groundbreaking research and discovery to address pressing societal and intellectual issues, and creating new and renewed facilities for innovative learning, cross-disciplinary work, and community interaction.People“Harvard must bring the world to our campus and our students and faculty to the world.” – Drew Faust, 9/21/13This past year, Harvard College received a record number of applications — more than 39,000 — for the Class of 2020. Thanks to the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI), every admitted student has the opportunity to graduate debt-free.HFAI, which has distributed nearly $1.5 billion in assistance over the past decade, played a key role in nearly doubling the number of applicants who consider Harvard, said Sally Donahue, Griffin Director of Financial Aid.“It has always been a dream of mine to come here, but I never thought it would be possible because of financial barriers,” said recent graduate Dylan Munro ’16. “When I visited Harvard on a family road trip during my senior year of high school, I found out about the comprehensiveness of Harvard’s financial aid program and was inspired to actually apply. I still remember the moment I decided to apply, the moment I got that acceptance email, and the moment I stepped back onto campus as a freshman at the College. None of these moments would have been possible without Harvard’s financial aid.”In 2012, Harvard freshmen Nicky Hirschhorn, (from left, back to camera) Dylan Munro, (green shirt) and Molly Alter (right) enjoy Convocation in Memorial Church. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerTo date, campaign donors have contributed more than $460 million for undergraduate financial aid. They have also made gifts and pledges totaling more than $360 million to support graduate students across the Schools.While HFAI provides support for undergraduates, graduate student funds such as the Gregory S. Baldwin Fellowship at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) help remove financial barriers to students pursuing their passions. Reserved for a top-performing student in the final semester of study, inaugural fellow Irene Figueroa Ortiz, M.Arch. ’15, M.U.P. ’15, continues her work on sustainable and fair built environments. Figueroa Ortiz participated in the Go Boston 2030 planning study to develop a strategic plan for the city’s transportation system and now works to improve Boston through design and planning with the local nonprofit A Better City.Earlier this year, teams of first-year M.B.A. students at Harvard Business School (HBS) scattered to all corners of the globe for a nine-day immersion with local companies to tackle a variety of challenges, from improving access to health care services in Brazil to developing product concepts in Morocco. These trips were part of FIELD, a yearlong course that pairs the newly devised field method of experiential learning with HBS’s signature pedagogical tool, the case method.Casablanca was one of the global immersion locations for this past year’s FIELD experience. FIELD is a yearlong course that pairs the newly devised field method of experiential learning with HBS’s signature pedagogical tool, the case method.“I am a wholehearted advocate of the case method. However, the case method’s largest blind spot is that it doesn’t give students much ‘hands-on’ experience. The opportunity that FIELD provides — to ‘pound the pavement,’ meet customers, develop empathy, and be humbled by how difficult these things can be — is thus an essential, and extremely valuable, part of the HBS education,” said Cameron Parker ’10, M.B.A. ’17.Gerard McGrath, (from left) rising 8th grader at the Boston Latin School, Katie Schmalkuche ’16, Emily Henson, Program Manager, HarvardX for Allston, Susan Johnson, Manager of Teaching and Curriculum for the Education Portal and Jade Diaz, rising 8th grader at the Saint Columbkille School in Brighton, learn about the basics of neuroscience and electricity in the brain using the curriculum from the Fundamentals of Neuroscience HarvardX course. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerCampaign funding to support nearly 90 professorships has boosted Harvard’s mission of teaching and research. Through HarvardX, many leading faculty members are now accessible to a worldwide audience, and more than 80 online courses have attracted more than 2.4 million unique learners. From poetry to global health, contract law to the history of science, the resources of the University are now more broadly available than ever. The digital platform also provides insights into the development of teaching methods. With each course iteration, faculty learn more about the most effective ways to leverage and complement these new instructional tools.Ideas“We find ourselves in the midst of an explosion of scientific possibility … Paradoxically, in this very moment … we also confront fundamental challenges and cutbacks to the resources that make this work possible. We need to sustain and extend the work of discovery.” – Drew Faust, 9/21/13Innovative research is seeking answers to challenging questions within the life sciences. Paola Arlotta, a professor of stem cell and regenerative biology, is growing stem cells from human skin into cerebral buds that she hopes can be used in both drug screening and research into neurodevelopmental diseases such as autism. For Talia Konkle, assistant professor of psychology, combining mathematic models with neuroimaging may provide insight into the complex cognitive processes that allow the brain to recognize everyday objects. And the Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science (HiTS) at Harvard Medical School is rethinking the science and business of drug discovery.GSAS student Ryoji Amamoto performs research sectioning axolotl brains in the lab of Paola Arlotta, Morris Kahn Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerClimate change poses one of the greatest threats of our time. At this critical moment, the campaign has provided resources for the University to address this global challenge through multidisciplinary approaches.Economist Dale Jorgenson, (left), Samuel W. Morris University Professor and Atmospheric Scientist Michael McElroy, (center), Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies, are heading a China-focused project that recently received a grant spearheaded by Drew Faust inside Pierce Hall. File photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerWorking under the auspices of the recently launched Harvard Global Institute, Michael McElroy, the Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies, and Dale Jorgenson, the Samuel W. Morris University Professor, began their pioneering multiyear study of climate change in China. Rohini Pande, the Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy and co-director of the Evidence for Policy Design Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), is collaborating on an examination of India’s greenhouse gas monitoring and exploring the potential for a trading market for industrial emissions to benefit public health. At the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), a team of faculty and researchers is developing a flow-battery technology that could promote renewable energy on a large scale by making its storage both cheaper and more reliable.Researchers and faculty at SEAS are developing a flow-battery technology that could promote renewable energy on a large scale. Eliza Grinnell/SEASThe campaign’s affirmation of the arts and humanities as fundamental to a liberal arts education is perhaps most visible when walking down Quincy Street in Harvard Square. The street is bookended by the new facilities of the Harvard Art Museums — featuring reimagined spaces for teaching, research, and public galleries — and the Mahindra Humanities Center’s interdisciplinary, collaborative space.“The humanities play an invaluable role not just in our students’ education, but in their lives. These courses cultivate a rare and transformative empathy within the students, and such empathy invites new connections, new perspectives, and new possibilities,” said Bret Anthony Johnston, the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser Director of Creative Writing.Bret Anthony Johnston, the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser Director of Creative Writing, says the humanities play an invaluable role at Harvard. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerSpaces “The future we face together calls for a campus that embodies and enables our ambitions for learning and discovery.”  – Drew Faust, 9/21/13“The planning process has been underway for years at Harvard to create more vibrant spaces on campus where students, faculty, staff, and the larger community can meet up as well as connect across the boundaries that can keep us apart,” said Radcliffe Institute Dean Lizabeth Cohen, who co-chaired the University’s Common Spaces Task Force. “This campaign helps us move from aspiration to implementation so that Harvard will become an even more intellectually engaging and socially welcoming place.”When renovations to the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center are completed in 2018, Harvard will have its first central space to amplify those intellectual, cultural, and social interactions on campus. The Smith Campus Center promises to be a welcoming gathering place for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.Construction crews also descended on Winthrop House in June to begin the latest House renewal project. Residents of Dunster House, Stone Hall, and McKinlock Hall can attest to the benefits of undergraduate House renewal: They have already witnessed the transformations that provided new common rooms and spaces for studying and learning in the residential setting integral to the Harvard College experience. The Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center provides additional classroom, meeting, and conference space. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Tata Hall at HBS. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer The Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center will be completed in 2018. The crane towering over HKS helps continue to piece together a transformed campus. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer The Life Lab is near completion. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer The Gain Life team at the Harvard Launch Lab helped Madeline Meehan, (left), lose 30 pounds using the Power Up software. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer The crane towering over the Harvard Kennedy School signals the transformation of an entire campus. With a focus on campus cohesion, convening spaces, and flexible classrooms, the project—to date, funded entirely by philanthropy—will increase the School’s square footage by more than a third when completed in January 2018. Three new buildings, a street-level courtyard, winter garden, and new collaboration areas will enhance teaching and learning and amplify the School’s mission of improving public leadership and public policy.In addition to renewed spaces across campus, the University is building an academic neighborhood where science, technology, medicine, and business meet within the fabric of the vibrant community of Allston.On the HBS campus, Tata Hall, the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center, and Klarman Hall (expected to open in 2018) provide additional classroom, meeting, and conference space. The Harvard Innovation Labs (i-lab), where students test out their entrepreneurial ventures, the Launch Lab, where alumni further evolve their companies, and the imminent arrival of the Life Lab, providing laboratory space for life-science ventures, all benefit from their proximity to HBS. In the years ahead, the Science and Engineering Complex will join them to serve as the cornerstone of the expanded campus in Allston.The state-of-the-art complex will house SEAS scientists, researchers, students, and staff — including more than 800 undergraduate concentrators and more than 400 graduate students — balancing the demands of varied disciplines and specialties. At approximately 500,000 square feet, the complex will run along Western Avenue and will be surrounded by an additional 70,000 square feet of green space. Tapping into the resources of the region, Allston will be part of the largest life sciences hub in the world. The area will help connect Harvard’s Schools in Cambridge and Longwood, and it will build bridges with industry, with 36 acres set aside for commercial development in an enterprise research zone.Alumni and friends gather at Your Harvard: Mexico in the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City. File photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerBeyond support for the people, ideas, and spaces that shape the University, the global network of alumni have used the campaign as an opportunity to re-engage with Harvard and each other. More than 5,000 alumni around the world have attended 11 Your Harvard events, gathering to connect, learn about the University’s aspirations from Faust, and engage with leading faculty. Berlin plays host to the next Your Harvard event on Oct. 21, and the series returns to the United States on Feb. 16 in Miami.SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSavelast_img read more