The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years

first_imgIzzy McFadden What we’re reading: Alabama extends mask mandate, immigration centers in Texas prepare for change Linkedin Twitter RRI plans first campus scavenger hunt with free travel as the prize Facebook Izzy McFadden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What we’re reading: Cashier testifies in George Floyd case, four dead in California shooting printLoading 50%The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years By Izzy McFaddenFrog Fountain(Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)Frog Fountain(Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer)When it comes to making choices, the retiring Dean of TCU’s College of Science and Engineering is pretty good at picking.Photo by: Izzy McFaddenPhoto by: Izzy McFaddenDr. Phil Hartman’s love for the environment of science started at a young age and was nurtured by his father, a microbiologist who taught at Iowa State University. “I got really lucky,” Hartman said. “I picked the right parents.”When looking for a university to launch his career, Hartman chose TCU.“TCU is a pretty unusual place,” Hartman saidTCU horned frog statue (Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer)TCU horned frog statue (Esau Rodriguez Olvera/Staff Photographer)The Dean of TCU’s College of Science and Engineering said he chose TCU in much the same way that many students do.TCU provided a place of balance, said Hartman, who’s retiring this spring after 40 years.“What I was looking for was the ability to continue doing my research in meaningful ways but also I wanted to be at a place where teaching really mattered,” Hartman said.Hartman is among three long-time biology professors who are closing out their teaching careers this month. Combined, Hartman, Dr. Ray Drenner and Dr. Glenn Kroh have over 120 years of experience at TCU.Hartman’s primary research interest has been in oxidative stress and its relation to aging. He has over 70 publications that have been cited over 2,400 times. In the classroom, he worked to make lasting relationships with students.Hartman has taught long enough to have former students become colleagues. Photo by: TCUPhoto by: TCUDr. Clark Jones, a senior instructor in the biology department, was taught by Hartman as an undergraduate.“I remember getting papers back with red all over them but I never took it personal,” said Jones. “I just can’t believe he’s retiring,” Jones stated.Hartman served as Head of TCU’s Pre-Health Professions Program for 22 years, before he became Dean of the College of Science and Engineering in 2012.During Hartman’s time as Head of TCU’s Pre-Health Professions Program, he met student Augusto Dias.Photo by: Student Augusto DiasPhoto by: Student Augusto DiasDias was born in Peru, immigrated to Toronto when he was nine and landed in Texas at age 14. One of Dias’s good friends, at the time, introduced him to the university where he met Hartman.“I first met him before going to TCU. In fact, “I met him in high school” Dias stated.“TCU ended up speaking to me,” Dias stated as he enrolled within TCU. Dias took several classes with Hartman as a first-year student and as a sophomore.Dias described Hartman as a true motivator, and extremely passionate when caring for his students.Photo by: TCUPhoto by: TCULong-time friend, and biology professor, Dr. Ray Drenner spoke towards Hartman’s passion and persona. Despite them being in different fields, Drenner said they had very similar views on the Teacher Scholar Model.“Phil is perhaps the most all-around productive faculty member that we’ve had in the department,” Drenner said. Drenner said that all of the department members are great, but that most would describe Hartman as ‘The Most Valuable Player’.“Compared to Phil, I would say I was just kinda a slug,” said Drenner. Drenner came to TCU after receiving a Ph. D. at the University of Kansas, where he was told his transition to TCU would be the end of his career. TCU was not known for its extensive research at the time, but Drenner was attracted to the balance between research and teaching that TCU had to offer.Drenner valued the Teacher Scholar Model similar to Hartman.While Drenner and Hartman worked as colleagues, they were also “best buds,” Jones stated.Jones considered both Hartman and Drenner “very comparable,” adding that it was truly amazing to be both of their colleagues and one of their students. TopBuilt with Shorthand TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Izzy McFadden ReddIt Twitter Linkedin TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Izzy McFadden Previous articleTCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerNext articleAcademics at TCU Izzy McFadden Izzy McFadden Former Fort Worth, TCU Police Department officer dies of COVID-19 and on-duty injury complications Campus NewsAcademicsAdministrationNewsFeaturesTop StoriesThe College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearsBy Izzy McFadden – May 14, 2021 1885 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Facebook Fraternity’s annual philanthropy event will look different this year due to COVID-19 Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduateslast_img read more

Second Count – Donegal North East

first_img WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Previous articleFirst Count – Donegal North EastNext articleSecond Count – Donegal South West News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dara Blaney                        Ind     +21               1249Jimmy Harte                      Lab      +72             4162Betty Holmes                     Ind     +47                1197Padraig Mac Lochlainn   SF     +72                 9350Charlie Mc Conalogue     FF     +48                 6661Ian Mc Garvey                   Ind    +9                    1296Joe Mc Hugh                      FG      +38                  7368John Ryan                          FG        +53                 4710Dessie Shiels                      Ind       +27               1903 Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Second Count – Donegal North Eastcenter_img Pinterest Google+ News Facebook By News Highland – February 26, 2011 WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitterlast_img read more

Wicked’s Jennifer DiNoia & Kara Lindsay Are Taking Your Questions

first_img Wicked from $95.00 You’re definitely going to want to be in this hoi polloi! Wicked’s Jennifer DiNoia and Kara Lindsay will spend one short day at HQ for a round of Ask a Star. That’s right, Ozians! Elphaba and Glinda are taking your questions—no matter how scandalacious. Want to know what it’s like to travel by bubble and broom on the Great White Green Way? What’s the most bizarre thing they’ve ever heard at the stage door? What would they each ask The Wizard for? What other Broadway show pair would they love to play together? Send along your questions to’s own wonderful wizards in the form below, and be sure to tune in when the wickedly popular stars reveal their answers!<a data-cke-saved-href="" href="">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Jennifer DiNoia & Kara Lindsay in ‘Wicked'(Photos: Matt Crockett & Joan Marcus)last_img read more

Navajo coal plant owners to move forward with decommissioning plans

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg Environment ($):The majority owner of the West’s largest coal-fired electricity plant is “closing in on” awarding five contracts to start decommissioning the plant, and could be ready to award them in April, the owner says.The Salt River Project, which owns 43 percent of the 2,250-megawatt Navajo Generating Station, also told Bloomberg Environment on March 19 that it’s not budging on its demand that any new owner absolve it of future cleanup liability. “Without a guaranty, there will be no progress,” said Scott Harelson, a Salt River Project spokesman.The Salt River Project, one of Arizona’s largest utilities, must begin dismantling the Navajo Generating Station because the plant near Page, Ariz., is scheduled to close at the end of the year.Those developments are putting pressure on the Navajo Transitional Energy Company, a wholly owned limited liability company of the Navajo Nation, to close its hoped-for purchase of the plant.The energy company’s sense of urgency was on display in a March 11 letter to SRP’s board, obtained by Bloomberg Environment, in which the company called the sale of the plant “literally a life and death issue for the Navajo and Hopi people.”The Salt River Project was unmoved by the company’s letter. “The owners’ position remains the same,” said Harelson.More ($): Navajo coal-fired plant dismantling could start next month Navajo coal plant owners to move forward with decommissioning planslast_img read more

Watch: Father and son share at home plate of Dodger Stadium

first_imgJaiden had not seen his father, Sergeant Estrada, since March 2017. Prior to the start of the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Angels, Jaiden would reunite with his father at home plate of Dodger Stadium during the pregame plate meeting.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

Wimbledon Men’s final, highlights: Roger Federer creates history with 8th title

first_imgRoger Federer lifted his 19th Grand Slam title with a straight sets victory over Marin Cilic in the Wimbledon final on Sunday.”It’s a wonderful moment for us as a family. This one’s for us”- @rogerfederer #Wimbledon Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017″I’ll be gone again for the next six months if it keeps working out this fantastic when I come back!”- @rogerfederer #Wimbledon Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017Well hello old friend… #Wimbledon Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 20172003 ???2004 ???2005 ???2006 ???2007 ???2009 ???2012 ???2017 ???The moment @rogerfederer won #Wimbledon title No.8 Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017What it means to make history…#Wimbledon @rogerfederer Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017Champion. Again. #Wimbledon Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 201720.22 IST: Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to lift Wimbledon title for record 8th time. This is also his 19th Grand Slam singles title.20.15 IST: Roger Federer races to 5-3 lead in the third set vs Marin Cilic.20.12 IST: Roger Federer breaks Marin Cilic in the third set to lead 4-3.20.09 IST: Roger Federer makes it 3-3 vs Marin Cilic in the third set.20.07 IST: Marin Cilic leads 3-2 vs Roger Federer in the third set.20.04 IST: Roger Federer makes it 2-2 in the third set against Marin Cilic.19.52 IST: Roger Federer holds his serve, 1-1 in the third set vs Cilic19.47 IST: Marin Cilic takes medical time-out. Roger Federer is leding 6-3 6-1.Reuters Photo19.42 IST: Roger Federer takes the second set 6-1 vs Marin Cilic, takes 2-0 lead.advertisementAP Photo19.40 IST: Roger Federer breaks Marin Cilic again, leads 5-1 in the second set. Federer to serve for the set.It’s a big ovation for Cilic as he returns to court after an extended changeover to hold serve#Wimbledon Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 201719.32 IST: Marin Cilic holds on to his serve. Roger Federer leads 3-1 in the second set.19.26 IST: Roger Federer races to 3-0 lead against Marin Cilic in the second set.Federer on the charge.He breaks Cilic at the first time of asking to move 2-0 ahead in the second set #Wimbledon Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 201719.24 IST: Roger Federer breaks Marin Cilic early in the second set to lead 2-0.19.21 IST: Roger Federer starts second set with a 1-0 lead in the second set vs Marin Cilic.Reuters Photo 19.17 IST: Roger Federer breaks Marin Cilic again to take the first set 6-3.19.12 IST: Federer leads five games to three in the first set.19.06 IST: Roger Federer takes 4-2 in the first set vs Cilic.19.02 IST: Roger Federer breaks Marin Cilic in the first set to take 3-2 lead.18.57 IST: Federer holds on to his serve to make it 2-2 in the first set.18.55 IST: Another double fault by Roger Federer in the first set.18.49 IST: Nervous start for Roger Federer, holds on to his serve and it’s 1-1 in the first set.18.44 IST: Marin Cilic holds on to his serve in the first set vs Roger Federer.18.41 IST: Marin Cilic to serve first in the men’s final at the Centre Court.18.39 IST: Federer last won the grass-court major in 2012. But he won the Australian Open this year for his 18th Grand Slam title.18.31 IST: Federer and Cilic get a grand reception at the Centre Court.Luca Schmetzer from Wandsworth will take part in the coin toss ceremony today, but there’s plenty to do before that… @WimbledonFdn Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017Ahead of his bid for an eighth #Wimbledon crown, Roger Federer practices out on Court… 8 Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017Roger Federer and Marin Cilic at Wimbledon 2017. Who has the upper hand statistically?Will history  repeat itself? Roger Federer in seven meetings against Marin Cilic, has lost just once, a 2014 U.S. Open semi-final defeat as Cilic went on to claim his maiden grand slam title. Last year on Centre Court, Roger Federer and Marin Cilic combined for a five-set classic.Will we be in for more of the same?#Wimbledon Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017Roger Federer can become the first man in the century-plus history of Wimbledon to win the championship eight times. He will face Marin Cilic in the final.The final practice.A first #Wimbledon final awaits for @cilic_marin… Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017Federer, who turns 36 on August 8, would also be the oldest men’s champion at the All England Club in the Open era, which began in 1968. Federer already owns a record 18 major titles.advertisement140 years of famous footsteps…#Wimbledon Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017*deep breaths*The countdown to the Gentlemen’s Singles Final begins…#Wimbledon Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017He is 6-1 against Cilic, including a victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals last year when Federer came back after dropping the opening two sets and facing three match points. The only time Cilic beat Federer was in the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Open, en route to his only major trophy.For the first time in eight grand slam finals over the same amount of years, Federer will not play someone called Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal when he bids for a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday.Such has been the dominance of tennis’s so-called big-four along with Swiss Stan Wawrinka that Federer will have to wind the clock back to the 2009 U.S. Open when he lost to Juan Martin del Potro to remember what it is like to play a major final against someone outside of the sport’s established powerbase.Federer is level with Britain’s William Renshaw and American Pete Sampras on seven Wimbledon titles and has been refreshed after taking an extended break from the game to prepare for the grasscourt slam.The final day of The Championships 2017 has arrived.Will we witness history? #Wimbledon Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2017last_img read more

SDC Working to Advance Community Development

first_img Director of the Social Development Commission (SDC), Dr. Dwayne Vernon, says the agency continues to carry out its mandate to facilitate the economic progress of communities in order to advance national development. Director of the Social Development Commission (SDC), Dr. Dwayne Vernon, says the agency continues to carry out its mandate to facilitate the economic progress of communities in order to advance national development.He noted that the entity has mapped and identified 775 communities in which it is working to support development.“Development has to be local,” Mr. Vernon said. “People must be involved. For persons to get involved they have to be invited… they have to be made to feel a part of the process… and they must be embraced. This is why we start at the community level,” he said.He was addressing the SDC’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day under the theme ‘Guiding the Change… Shaping the Future of Community Development’, at Addison Park in Brown’s Town, St. Ann, on February 9.Mr. Vernon said that as the primary community development agency working in Jamaica, the SDC is the only place where data can be found at a local level.He noted that any other statistic that is gathered would be done at a national level “where you would have to extrapolate. That would mean using national data to try and develop a local space”.He informed that there has been significant progress in making demographic, social, economic, spatial, governance and institutional information on communities available and accessible to citizens, communities, policymakers and other stakeholders, both national and international.“This is done through the development of community profiles, community priority plans, maps and listings of institutions and infrastructure,” he pointed out.Dr. Vernon explained that GIS Day provides an opportunity for the SDC, through its Community Research and Database Programme (CRDP), to share and promote the use of GIS technology to aid in the planning and development of communities.“The CRDP programme focuses mainly on the development and updating of community data to be used as the basis for planning, project development and evaluation,” he informed.“The goal of the programme is to establish and maintain a database of community maps and profiles, comprising spatial, social, economic, governance and environmental information as the basis for planning. The objectives of the programme are to contribute to the knowledge of the socio-economic situations of communities; manifestations of poverty and development challenges being faced by the communities, as well as to provide disaggregated data to inform policy and programme design at the local and national levels,” Mr. Vernon explained. Story Highlights Mr. Vernon said that as the primary community development agency working in Jamaica, the SDC is the only place where data can be found at a local level. “Development has to be local,” Mr. Vernon said. “People must be involved. For persons to get involved they have to be invited… they have to be made to feel a part of the process… and they must be embraced. This is why we start at the community level,” he said.last_img read more

Friend concerned for detained Canadian after fundraising effort shut down

first_imgOTTAWA — A friend of Michael Spavor says he is worried about the detained Canadian’s well-being and financial future now that an online fund-raising effort in his name has been derailed.Andray Abrahamian was among the organizers of a GoFundMe campaign for Spavor, a Canadian arrested last month in China for allegedly endangering Chinese national security.GoFundMe says today the campaign was shut down because its third-party payment processor was unable to handle the donations.GoFundMe would not elaborate on the reasons why.Spavor is director of the Paektu Cultural Exchange, an organization that facilitates sporting, cultural, tourism and business exchanges with North Korea.He and fellow Canadian Michael Kovrig were taken into Chinese custody just days after Canadian authorities in Vancouver arrested Meng Wanzhou, a senior executive with Chinese firm Huawei Technologies, so she can be extradited to the U.S. to face fraud charges.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Let private firms shoulder risk in choosing ports to expand in Nova

first_imgHALIFAX – A new study cautions governments against putting public cash into new port infrastructure in Nova Scotia, and suggests private investors should choose who wins the battle for East Coast container traffic.The document, paid for by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the province’s Transportation Department, examines the prospects of the Port of Halifax and proposed container port facilities in the Strait of Canso and in Sydney.It says private-sector stakeholders should determine which projects go forward.“A large investment in infrastructure, such as the construction of a new terminal, is risky and should be driven by private sector stakeholders that understand the business and are prepared to take on most of the risk,” says the document, dated March 23 of this year.Former prime minister Jean Chretien — who has been an adviser to Sydney Harbour Investment Partners — told reporters on March 20 that he hoped the Nova Scotia government would support the Novaporte proposal in Sydney, though he didn’t provide specifics on what assistance is needed.There’s been no commitment from either the province or the federal government on the various proposals.The former Liberal leader did not respond to emails seeking comment on the report.The report by CPCS consultants continues to highlight challenges, raised in a previous report published in 2016, faced by the Novaporte development at the Port of Sydney, including the lack of railway access and the possibility of ice in the harbour.“Halifax is a better geographical location,” it says at the beginning of a chapter comparing the merits of the existing port and the two proposed container terminals.In its conclusion section, the report says governments can best support the growth in container traffic by, “supporting incremental improvements to existing facilities (Halifax) so that a Nova Scotia port call continues to be a viable option for shipping lines.”Regarding new proposals, it concludes government should support “more major projects only when the lion’s share of risk is taken by the private sector.”However, the 48-page document obtained by The Canadian Press also notes both the Sydney site and the Melford proposal in the Canso Strait could handle large vessels for which Halifax may not have the capacity.“One of the significant advantages of the proposed … projects of Melford and Novaporte is that they could be designed for the ultra-large ships,” says the report.The report describes a rising flow of container traffic coming through the Suez canal towards North America’s eastern seaboard, and the past two years have seen improvements in the volume of cargo.“Increased use of the Suez for South East Asian and Indian cargoes to and from North America will offer a real opportunity for Nova Scotia as its ports are first-in, last-out on this routing,” it says.It says the new proposals in Melford and Sydney have some “significant advantages,” such as reduced handling costs due to using new technologies, while Halifax’s costs are simply “in line with industry standards.”Jean-Paul Rodrigue, a professor of geography at New York’s Hofstra University in Long Island, said in an interview that after reviewing the report he sees a message of caution to governments.Rodrigue, who consults on transportation issues, said “the only way this is going to work out is if there’s some private money to put some stakes in this game.”He also said he remains “a little bit skeptical” about the viability of a second Nova Scotia container port, due to the lack of a large local market in Atlantic Canada.The veteran observer of the marine industry said it may be likelier that Quebec City will develop a container port first, to accompany the plans to expand port facilities in Montreal.“It’s not just a Nova Scotia issue, it’s an eastern Canada issue. You have to consider it in the context of the entire Canadian eastern seaboard,” he said.Still, Rodrigue said it remains difficult to tell which of the various East Coast Canadian port options will prove viable, until a private company says it’s willing to take on a project.“The federal government is waiting to see what the private sector is saying, and at this point the private sector is very uncommitted,” he said.– Follow @mtuttoncporg on Twitter.last_img read more

Modest home price growth forecasted for 2019 ReMax and Royal LePage

first_imgTORONTO — Home prices across the country are expected to rise in 2019, but only at a moderate pace compared with recent years, according to two of Canada’s largest residential real estate brokerages.  In its annual report, Royal LePage says it’s anticipating the national median home price will increase by 1.2 per cent in 2019.Prices in Toronto and the surrounding areas are expected to rise 1.3 per cent to $854,552, while homes in Greater Vancouver are forecast to increase by just 0.6 per cent to $1.29 million, according to the annual outlook by the firm.Royal LePage says home prices in Montreal and the nearby region are expected to see the largest rise out of Canada’s biggest cities, with home prices anticipated to jump three per cent to $421,306 in 2019.In a separate report also released today, Re/Max says it expects average home sale prices to go up by 1.7 per cent in the new year.It also anticipates housing markets across the country will stabilize as Canadians feel a bigger impact from higher interest rates. The Canadian Presslast_img read more