University announces creation of provost search committee

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins announced in a Tuesday email to the Notre Dame community that the committee to find a replacement for retiring provost Tom Burish has been selected. The group, which consists of 11 members including Jenkins as its chair, will discern the types of qualities to consider as the group searches for the next provost. Students and faculty will be consulted on this question, he said.”With this committee, we will undertake a robust national and international search for our next provost. Among our first tasks will be to describe the qualities of the ideal candidate for provost at this time in Notre Dame’s history,” he said. “As we undertake a process of reflection and discussion on this question, we will set up listening sessions with faculty of the various colleges, as well as students and staff, to hear your thoughts.”Once that work is completed, the committee will produce a ”prospectus” outlining the ”nature of the opportunity” and enumerating the qualities the University is looking for in prospective candidates.Of the committee’s 11 members, eight are faculty and two are students, Jenkins said in the email.”The process for choosing a Provost as defined by the Academic Articles begins with the election by the Academic Council of five of its elected faculty representatives and one of its student representatives to a search committee chaired by the President,” Jenkins said in the email. ”The President may then appoint up to three members of the regular faculty and one student ‘in order to ensure that a broad range of views and perspectives is represented on the committee.‘”According to the email, the five Academic Council members represented on the committee are Kasey Buckles, an economics professor, Patrick Flynn, chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michael Hildreth, a professor of physics and associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Science, Margaret Meserve, chair of the Italian Studies Department and the College of Arts and Letters’ associate dean for the humanities and faculty affairs, accountancy professor Ramachandran Ramanan and junior Maria Salerno.The committee members are listed below.Committee members:Academic Council members:Kasey Buckles, Brian and Jeannelle Brady Associate Professor of EconomicsPatrick Flynn, chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Duda Family Professor of EngineeringMichael Hildreth, associate dean for research and graduate studies, physics professorMargaret Meserve, Fabiano Collegiate Chair in Italian Studies, associate dean for the humanities and faculty affairs, Ramachandran Ramanan, professor, Department of AccountancyMaria Salerno, juniorMembers appointed by Jenkins:Laura Carlson, vice president, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School,Veronica Root Martinez, law professor, Robert & Marion Short ScholarCarl Ackermann, Nolan Professorship for Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction, finance professorKaren Angeles, graduate student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth SciencesTags: provost, Tom Burish, University President Fr. John Jenkinslast_img read more

Healthy Griffin Canning tosses six scoreless in final tuneup for Angels

first_img“This is something that I can come back to and watch,” Canning said. “I can kind of take all the good good stuff from this outing and kind of use it for myself come forward.” Canning struck out five — including Manny Machado twice — and he walked two. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield One of the keys for him, he said, was finding a good routine in between innings. He kept his elbow warm and used vibration between innings and he feels like that will be a key for staying healthy.“It’s just something I have to continue to manage and continue to find that routine that works for me,” he said. “Tonight was definitely a step in the right direction.”Canning, who is likely to make his season debut next Monday in the final game of the season-opening four-game series in Oakland, was not just healthy, but effective against the Padres.He got ahead all night, which allowed him to be efficient with his pitch-count. He was at just 56 pitches after five innings, before getting through a 20-pitch sixth.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros PreviousLos Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, left, throws to first for the out on Eric Hosmer as San Diego Padres’ Tommy Pham (28) is late to second base during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game at Petco Park Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game at Petco Park, Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe San Diego Padres, front, and the Los Angeles Angels stand for the singing of the national anthem before an exhibition baseball game at Petco Park, Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres starting pitcher Garrett Richards, center, reacts as he leaves the field during the fifth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres starting pitcher Garrett Richards throws to Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game at Petco Park Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, left, throws to first for the out on Eric Hosmer as San Diego Padres’ Tommy Pham (28) is late to second base during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game at Petco Park Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)NextShow Caption1 of 5Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, left, throws to first for the out on Eric Hosmer as San Diego Padres’ Tommy Pham (28) is late to second base during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game at Petco Park Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)ExpandGriffin Canning’s final tuneup for the regular season was an unqualified success.Canning pitched six scoreless innings in the Angels exhibition against the Padres on Monday night in San Diego. He threw 76 pitches.It was Canning’s first competitive outing since he had to be shut down during spring training with an elbow issue. He subsequently had a platelet rich plasma injection and rested for about a month, before ramping up his throwing again in May.Since then he had been facing Angels hitters in live batting practice or intrasquad games, but he hadn’t gotten the chance to see another uniform until Monday night. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img read more

Leinart is good at right time

first_img “I was off tonight,” Leinart said. “I have no excuses. I couldn’t get into a rhythm. I made some really dumb throws.” Leinart threw two interceptions for the first time since throwing two against Oregon State in 2003. SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A USC student rode across campus this week sporting a “Bring on Booty” T-shirt, referring to backup quarterback John David Booty. USC fans are not quite ready to replace Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart yet, but the senior played his worst game of the season Saturday against Notre Dame before scoring the winning touchdown with three seconds left. “Matt was just off,” offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said. Leinart probably damaged his Heisman Trophy repeat aspirations, although even he acknowledged the dramatic victory overcame his poor game. “Everyone will forget that and remember those last two drives,” he said. Leinart completed three of five passes on USC’s next-to-last drive that saw the Trojans take a 24-21 lead on Reggie Bush’s 9-yard touchdown run. He was 2 for 4 on the final drive, but scored the winning touchdown on his quarterback sneak. “When you’re on the 1-yard line, it’s man on man,” Leinart said. “It’s get in the end zone or go home.” center_img Leinart appeared overcome with emotion as the game ended. “I was in shock,” he said. “I didn’t want to celebrate ’til the clock hit zero because who knows what can happen in three seconds. It was just a great game and I am still really speechless.” His teammates expressed support even though they couldn’t believe the close outcome. “I love Matt, he made a great play,” tailback LenDale White said. “But that game was beyond nervous. This was the tightest game ever.” There was speculation on NBC that Leinart would come out of the game after tailback LenDale White fell on Leinart’s helmet and he sought medical attention. Booty even started warming up. But USC doctors never considered taking him out of the game. “I got a knee in the back of helmet and cut my lip open but I wasn’t coming out,” Leinart said. Unlike in Oregon three weeks ago, when Leinart complained about a dry ball, or his concussion two weeks ago against Arizona State, he didn’t have excuses for a subpar effort against Notre Dame. “They played exactly like we thought they would,” Leinart said. “They did pressure us a little more than we thought and put pressure on me and that can get you off rhythm a little bit. I missed some easy throws that could have been big plays.” Something’s clearly amiss because Leinart spent Monday working with his personal coach, Steve Clarkson, during a private workout before USC’s practice. Clarkson urged Leinart to throw tighter passes and quarterbacks coach Steve Sarkisian said Leinart worried that deep balls were getting away from him. It will no doubt be a question again this week when the Trojans play Washington, although the Huskies are not expected to challenge USC like Notre Dame did. That won’t matter today, however, because Leinart savored the victory even if he wasn’t pleased with his performance. “I would imagine this will go down as one of the best games,” Leinart said. Added Bush: “Big-time players make big-time plays. I knew he could do it. These are the plays that are remembered forever. He’s our leader. He’s not going to give up.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

PM offers prayers at Kedarnath as shrine opens for devotees

first_img(Adds further details)Dehradun, May 3 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid obeisance at Kedarnath as the portals of the eighth century shrine in Garhwal Himalayas were thrown open to devotees after their closure for winters.Modi is the first prime minister to visit the famed temple in 28 years after former prime minister VP Singh had paid a visit to the temple in 1989.Accompanied by Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul and Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Modi arrived in an army chopper at the helipad built close to the temple and headed straight for the shrine located at a height of 11,755 ft near Chorabari Glacier, the head of river Mandakini.Braving early morning chill around 4000 devotees had turned up at the temple to witness its ceremonial opening and to catch a glimpse of the Prime Minister.The temple doors were opened at 8.50 amand the Prime Minister arrived just about half an hour later sporting a brown overcoat and dark glasses to offer prayers and perform a rudrabhishek (ritual bath of the Shiva lingam) in the sanctum sanctorumof the centuries old shrine.The prime minister took off his shoes and glasses before entering the sanctum sanctorum of the temple through its eastern gate to pay obeisance.The rituals supervised by the priests of the temple lasted about 20 minutes after which Modi emerged out of the temple and waved to the crowds waiting outside for a glimpse with a broad smile.He was gifted a shawl, a rudraksha, a wooden replica of the temple and books on the Himalayas by the priests of the temple as he came out of the shrine.advertisementHe did a parikrama of the Nandi statue outside the temple before walking through the crowds to make for the convoy that was to take him back to the helipad.On his way back, the Prime Minister stopped to pat a child in the arms of a soldier. He was seen speaking with the jawan and the child.The Prime Minister also went to the spot where a huge rock named Bhimshila had rolled down from the mountains in the wake of the June 2013 deluge and was stuck at the back of the temple.Christened ?Bhimshila? after the tragedy also known as the Himalayan Tsunami the rock is credited with protecting the shrine from major damage.After spending about an hour at the temple, the Prime Minister left in an army chopper for Haridwar.Modi is the first prime minister to visit the famed temple on the very first day of its opening after the winter break.Kedarnath is the third and perhaps the most important of the four Himalayan shrines in the chardham circuit to reopen today.Gangotri and Yamunotri have already opened on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya whereas Badrinath is slated to reopen on May 6 when President Pranab Mukherjee will visit the temple.People in the state feel the visit by the Prime Minister and the President to Kedarnath and Badrinath will boost tourist arrivals at the two temples by sending the message of a safe chardham yatra to people outside the state.PTI ALM DVlast_img read more