New Pforzheimer Fellows will tackle library projects

first_img Read Full Story The Harvard Library launched the Pforzheimer Fellows program this summer, which will bring together humanities graduate students who will have the opportunity to learn in-depth about the work of libraries today, especially about emerging fields in librarianship.Named in honor of Carl H. Pforzheimer III’s generous contributions to the library, the fellows will work on projects under the tutelage of skilled librarian mentors and learn about career opportunities in  librarianship, touching on subjects like innovative collection building, online publishing, and the management of intellectual property.Professor Robert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, proposed the fellowships.“Graduate students face uncertain futures, especially in the humanities. Research libraries are seeking talent, especially in areas that require humanistic learning and technological skill. By exposing students to the possibilities of library careers, the Pforzheimer Fellowships will bring together an opportunity and a need in a way that could have long-term benefits for the world of learning,” said Darnton.” And in doing so, they will honor Carl Pforzheimer for his generous contributions to Harvard and its libraries.”Libraries from six different Harvard Schools (FAS, GSD, HBS, HLS, Harvard Archives and Radcliffe) proposed 10 projects for which graduate students were invited to apply. The committee fielded applications across disciplines and stage of study, from GSAS and the Divinity School, from G1s to students planning to graduate next year.last_img read more

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf to Lead National Criminal Justice Discussion at Governors Meeting in D.C.

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 19, 2019 Criminal Justice Reform,  National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will join bipartisan governors on Saturday, February 23, in Washington, D.C., to provide remarks and help lead a discussion about criminal justice reform and the work needed to make our justice system more fair, more responsive, and more focused on rehabilitation.Pennsylvania is leading the nation with steady advancement of commonsense, bipartisan criminal justice reforms. Among his accomplishments: First to pass a Clean Slate law; creating a fair-chance hiring policy for state government; eliminating driver’s license suspensions for non-driving infractions, and joining business and entertainment leaders to announce REFORM Alliance, a national criminal justice reform organization.“I am working to make the criminal justice system fairer and more effective in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “Helping lead this discussion by some of the country’s most informed and passionate criminal justice reform advocates will be a welcome opportunity to share what we are doing in Pennsylvania and to make the case that much more work is still needed.”In addition to Gov. Wolf, panelists include Van Jones, Political Contributor, CNN, Co-Founder #cut50 and CEO of The REFORM Alliance; Mark Holden, Senior VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Koch Industries, Inc.; and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.In Pennsylvania, Gov. Wolf has:Implemented the country’s first Clean Slate law, allowing thousands of Pennsylvanians to petition the courts for their records to be sealed if a person has been free from conviction for 10 years for an offense that resulted in a year or more in prison and has paid all court-ordered financial debts.Decreased the number prison inmates over each of the past four years, along with reducing costs while not sacrificing public safety.‘Banned the box’ on state employee applications in a fair-chance hiring policy that removes the criminal conviction question from non-civil service employment applications under the governor’s jurisdiction.Cut bureaucracy to streamline services for reentrants in the commonwealth by signing a memorandum of understanding to consolidate the functions of the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole, streamlining services, removing redundancies and saving taxpayers money.Signed additional legislation including smart sentencing reform and extending the time a conviction person has to file a post-conviction relief action from 60 days to one year.Updated Pennsylvania’s DNA testing law to reflect significant advances in technology and the lessons learned by criminal justice professionals since 2002. The legislation removes the supervision requirement that only people serving a sentence can apply for DNA testing.Gov. Wolf has repeatedly called for more commonsense reforms, including:Pass and implement the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, or JRI 2, to address the high cost of incarceration in the state, to strengthen support for county probation programs, and to fix inadequate sentencing guidelines.Reform the pre-trial system to make certain that those accused of a crime have access to competent legal counsel and a reasonable bail system.Reform the post-trial criminal justice system to ensure work towards rehabilitation of individuals and preparation to reenter society, rather than creating further risks for recidivism.Focus on probation reform to ensure the right individuals have the right level of supervision and technical probation violations do not mean an immediate return to incarceration. This works hand-in-hand with first ensuring sentences are commensurate with the severity of crimes committed.“Since I became Governor, I have worked hard to reform our system so that it leads to better outcomes and saves taxpayer dollars – while also leading to less crime and fewer victims,” Gov. Wolf said. “These efforts are working, but we must continue towards building the criminal justice system we all want to see in Pennsylvania. I look forward to the conversation with my fellow criminal justice reform advocates on how we can move these efforts forward.”center_img Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf to Lead National Criminal Justice Discussion at Governors Meeting in D.C.last_img read more

VIDEO: Transportation of the TSHD D11 21 De Julio

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Just a few moments ago, Royal IHC released this video update of the trailing suction hopper dredger D11 21 De Julio and the transportation of the fore and aft for the 4,200m³ vessel.These parts had been built at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den Ijssel, the Netherlands, for the Administración Nacional de Puertos (ANP). They were transported to IHC location in Uruguay where the rest of the vessel is being built.Royal IHC signed a contract for the design, construction and delivery of the TSHD with ANP in November 2016, and the keel laying ceremony took place in October 2017, simultaneously in both countries.This latest cooperation will further strengthen the relationship between IHC and ANP, the two companies stated. This dates back to the 1970s, with the delivery of TSHD Draga D-7, which remains part of ANP’s fleet.last_img read more

Caribbean Countries Warned Rainfall “Deficit” Still Possible Despite Wet Season

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) says rainfall deficits is still possible despite the increasing rainfall and that concerns exist for parts of the eastern Caribbean and Belize.In its August newsletter released here on Monday, CariCOF said rainfall will continue to increase across the region augmenting water resources.“It is likely that parts of Belize, particularly in the northwest, can still have concerns over short term drought that can impact agricultural production and small rivers, streams and ponds. With rainfall deficits still possible despite the increasing rainfall, concerns exist for parts of the eastern Caribbean and Belize over long term drought that can impact rivers and reservoirs by the end of the wet season at the end of November,” CariCOF said, adding “this raises some initial concerns over water availability entering the 2019/2020 dry season”.CariCOF said that last month, apart from St. Vincent that was moderately wet, rainfall in the islands of the eastern Caribbean was normal to below normal.It said Trinidad, St. Lucia and Dominica were normal to moderately dry; Tobago and St. Croix moderately dry; Grenada and Guadeloupe normal, while Barbados, Antigua and St. Kitts slight to moderately dry.“Jamaica ranged from exceptionally dry in the northwest to normal in the extreme west and to slightly dry in the northeast; but Grand Cayman was normal. In Cuba, conditions ranged from severely dry in the extreme west and east to moderately wet in central areas, while the northern Bahamas was normal to moderately wet. Belize ranged from normal in the south to severely dry in the north,” CariCOF said.It said that short term drought, which runs until the end of October, is evolving in northwestern Belize and might possibly develop in eastern Belize, Martinique and St. Kitts.But it said that long term drought, which runs until November this year, is evolving in northern Belize, Dominica, French Guiana, Martinique, St. Barths, and St. Martin and that it might also be possible in Antigua, Barbados, Southeast Belize, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Suriname and the United States Virgin Islands.last_img read more