University Of Washington

25 May 19
Wausau Pilot & Review

By Frank Jossi, Energy News Network Wisconsin is one of several states missing opportunities to jumpstart transportation electrification using money from the Volkswagen emissions cheating settlement, according to a report released this week by two national advocacy groups. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund and the Environment America Research & Policy Center created […]

25 May 19
Allinone

Recently the news broke out that a man is paying off the loans of the students to help them out financially! Of course, the media instantly became interested in his persona and wanted to know more about this generous philanthropist. It turns out Robert F. Smith is a billionaire who holds a few prosperous businesses. […]

25 May 19
Encyclopedia Geopolitica

The nature of Lebanon’s politics is defined by the Taif Agreement, which continued the mandate that various political positions in Lebanon were to be held by specific sectarian groups. The Lebanese presidency, as a result, has always been represented by a Maronite Christian. The position, unlike other parliamentary systems, is given a substantial amount of power and is essential in signing laws, declaring emergencies, and in dissolving parliament. The weight of the Lebanese presidency has resulted in a berth of major political figures, ideologues, and familial powerhouses. Names such as Emile Lahoud and Fuad Chehab rank highly influential among the political currents of Lebanon. In this chapter, we’ll be focusing on one principle family that had secured the Lebanese presidency during the country’s most pressing era: the Frangiehs.

25 May 19
© blogfactory

WikiLeaks founder and former editor Julian Assange has been charged under The Espionage Act on 17 new counts in a superseding indictment for his role in obtaining and publishing classified military and diplomatic documents prior to his extradition hearing on May 30th, Reuters reported. WikiLeaks✔@wikileaks WIKILEAKS RESPONDS TO ESPIONAGE ACT INDICTMENT AGAINST ASSANGE: UNPRECEDENTED ATTACK ON FREE […]

25 May 19
Desni linkovi

(source) Dr. Gail Dines, founder and president of the non-profit organization Culture Reframed, made this exhortation before a standing-room-only crowd of congressional staffers, reporters and concerned citizens in the U.S. Capitol at an event held by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. Dines was one of eight public health experts, social scientists and legal experts […]

25 May 19
āvṛtti

How I Live Now, by Meg Rosoff, was published in 2004 and went on to win several awards and critical acclaim, including the American Printz Prize for young adult literature, as well as the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in Britain. In 2013, a film of the same title, starring Saoirse Ronan was released to mediocre […]

25 May 19
Mu

Occ 11/17/18 updated rewrite it is possible that bias and prejudice are reinforced and product of classical conditioning on the linear level. As far as to correct primate reactions to stimulus beyond mindfulness, at best the only thing one can do is be aware of it as it comes about and see if one can […]

25 May 19
Martin Coker MD

Many Preschoolers Get A Lot Of Screen Time, Instead Of Communicating With Parents – Part 1 of 3 Many Preschoolers Get A Lot Of Screen Time, Instead Of Communicating With Parents. Two-thirds of preschoolers in the United States are exposed to more than the acme two hours per lifetime of screen time from television, computers, […]

25 May 19
Muse International

MUSE co-founder, Dr. Anne Marie Guerrettaz, appeared on the May 23, 2019 episode of the Washington State University podcast Education Eclipse to discuss her recent grant awards and research into use of materials. Dr. Guerrettaz, along with Co-PIs (and MUSE member) Dr. Nausica Marcos Miguel and Dr. Nancy Bell, recently secured a Spencer Foundation Award […]

25 May 19
The Denver Post
Where Larry Scott goes, Phil DiStefano follows. Or vice versa, if the reports over the past few months are on the level. When the Pac-12 rearranges the deck chairs, as it did this past week with new men’s basketball scheduling rules and other mandates, it does so now with the blessing of DiStefano, Colorado’s chancellor who became chair of the Pac-12’s CEO group last year. Given the tumult that’s shaken the Pac-12 since the autumn— from jaw-dropping reports on Scott’s spending habits to a league administrator overruling an officiating call in a critical football game — The Post met with DiStefano recently to get his thoughts on a number of topics, most notably: Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott’s job performance “It’s been a rough time, you know. And he still has two, three more years on his contract (which was extended through 2022). As I’ve said, we’ll certainly take a (look) at that. “Right now, the focus is with the Raine Group and our media rights, and what are some possibilities (there). Because I think we ought to be in a position in 2023 and 2024 when our contracts with ESPN and FOX run out, to be able to make the best deals possible. “(He’s) very open to (more administrator involvement). He’s been very open to it. And again, it’s really getting Larry as a commissioner getting direction from the chancellors and presidents and I use the term — things have evolved in the Pac-12. And Larry’s been very open to looking at different ways of doing things. So I think it’s been very positive.” Where the Pac-12 Network went wrong “It’s hard to say. One is, five or six years ago, should we have sold a piece of the network? It probably would’ve been to an ESPN or a FOX at that time. Should we have done that? Maybe. Maybe not. “But I look at where we are now, and given what has happened in the media in the last five to seven years, are we in a better position owning 100 percent of the network, so that we can really go out and look at creative options which, if we had made a (partnered) deal earlier, we might not have been able to do? I wish I had the answer.” Closing the revenue gap on the Big Ten, SEC and Big 12 “It goes back to filling our stadiums. There are media rights (issues), but then what can we do as campuses? And how can we be much more entrepreneurial in making sure that (they generate revenue)? “Obviously, if we’re winning, we’re going to get more people in the stadium — that’s going to produce more revenue. And there are other things we can do. For example, it’s not a bake sale, but we have summer concerts now in Folsom (Field) with the Grateful Dead (Dead & Company); I think they’re coming back for the third year or fourth year. “And our facilities are (unique) there as far as opening them up to the public for wedding receptions, and other gatherings to get people on to campus. Obviously, each individual campus has to look at ways of increasing revenue. But as a conference, really, the revenue that comes in is from three sources: Our media deal; the NCAA basketball March Madness — and again, getting more teams in will help on that — and football and the College Football Playoff. So it’s those combinations.” A Pac-12 executive overturning a call in last fall’s Washington State-USC game “Well, I think the officiating has been an issue for the ADs for the last year — the last couple of years. “(The call in the Wazzu-USC game) concerned us all, of having a staff member changing a call. But again, I think (when) issues come up, we look at them directly, figure out a way of fixing them and move on. And I think that’s what this external (officiating) consultant will help us with.” Expectations for new CU football coach Mel Tucker: “I think Mel said this when he visited and saw the facilities that we have, and where we live in Colorado, and he said, ‘I can recruit,’ and ‘I can recruit the best players (to come) here.’ And he’s obviously been at Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State. “So he believes we can win championships. And so it’s all about recruiting. And he has the same values that (athletic director) Rick (George) and I have about bringing in young men with character who can be successful both in the classroom but also on the field. And he really talks about our football players as student-athletes. And Rick (stresses) this as well: Getting degrees, but competing. And I don’t think, if you do one, you can’t do the other, right? You can do them both.” Initial impressions of Mel Tucker “I called him the day he accepted the position and he said, ‘What do I call you?’ I said, ‘You can call me Phil, and I’ll call you Mel, how does that sound?’ And he said, ‘Great.’ “We have these ties — we’re both from Ohio. He’s worked under some of the best coaches in the country, both college and pro. And what I’ve been most impressed with is his willingness to go out and meet with alumni, friends of the university. In February, he and Rick and I did a trip to California, where of course we have many alumni in Southern California. And Mel was just great interacting with our alums and donors, parents, friends of the university. He’s very easy-going to talk with, has never said, ‘No.’ “We had a lunch at the Bel Air Country Club, one of our alums hosted us, and we had about 45-50 alums at the luncheon. And every one of them said, ‘Wow, he is so engaging.’ And they kept asking him questions and he stayed and wanted to know about them just as much as they wanted to know about him. And that shows how engaging he is with our alums. The feedback that I’m getting is extremely positive.” Fixing Pac-12 football, men’s basketball “(Slumps) are cyclical. Those are obviously the two sports that we talk about: men’s basketball and football. And I look at the coaches now around the Pac-12, including our new coach. And it’s not going to happen immediately. Washington has had the same coach (Chris Petersen) for a while. But you start looking at some of the new coaches coming in, including ours, and I do think you’re going to see it is cyclical. “And with basketball, you know (the Buffs) had one senior this year that didn’t play. And we get our 7-footer back next year with Dallas (Walton) and we were one or two games away, in my mind, from being in the NCAA Tournament. And we showed up in the NIT. So I think there are other basketball teams doing the same thing — Oregon, for example. No one expected Oregon to do what it did in the NCAA Tournament. “Everyone wants to win. And it’s about recruiting, and it’s about bringing in the best talent that can be successful. And I do believe it’s cyclical. And I do think we’ll see a change.”
25 May 19
Daily Republic

It’s graduation season and that means special guests at commencement ceremonies across the country. Sometimes the keynote speaker at these graduation ceremonies is well-known, like Denzel Washington. Others are well-known within the context of an industry, like a scientist at NASA, for instance, who might be asked to speak at Cal Tech. Some speakers, like […]

25 May 19
'56 Packard Man

From the Power Line bio sketch of Steven Hayward: “Steven Hayward is currently senior resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, and a visiting lecturer at Berkeley Law School. He was previously the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Public Policy, and was the inaugural visiting […]

25 May 19
Aletho News

RT | May 25, 2019 A Russian-born British historian is suing FBI informant Stefan Halper and several news outlets for defaming her as a “honeypot” working for the Kremlin to seduce Trump aide Michael Flynn. She says the scandal ruined her life. Former Cambridge University academic Svetlana Lokhova has demanded $25 million from Halper, along […]

25 May 19
A Psychiatrist's take on the Bible

President Kennedy stood on the steps of the student union at the University of Michigan and said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask instead, what can you do for your country?” This was the opposite of a student demonstrating in Washington DC a few years later holding a sign. “There is […]