MIT and Harvard Kennedy School launch collaborative international studies program

first_imgThe MIT Security Studies Program at the Center for International Studies in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs have launched a collaborative program to mentor the next generation of foreign policy scholars. The Project on Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft is made possible with support from the Charles Koch Foundation: a $1,846,200 grant to MIT and one for $1,853,900 to Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).MIT Professor Barry R. Posen, the Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the Security Studies Program, and HKS Professor Stephen Walt, the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs, will jointly direct the program, which will provide pre- or postdoctoral fellowships to young scholars from a variety of disciplines working in the broad area of strategy and statecraft, with particular emphasis on the US and its role in the world. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Theology professor wins award for service to Church

first_imgThe Fellowship of Catholic Scholars awarded the Cardinal Wright Prize to professor of theology Fr. Brian E. Daley on Saturday at its annual meeting in Pittsburgh, according to a University press release. Daley said receiving the award came as a surprise.“I really don’t know why they singled me out for the award,” Daley said. “I just do my thing and don’t think of myself as a public figure. The current president of the Fellowship, Fr. Joseph Koterski from Fordham [University], is a friend and former student of mine, so that may explain how they found me. I also got an award from the Vatican — the Ratzinger Prize — two years ago, so they may have heard of that.”The Fellowship gives the Wright Prize for outstanding scholarly service to the Church in a wide range of fields, Daley said.“The Fellowship is an organization of Catholic scholars in many fields — not just theology, but philosophy, literature and the social sciences — and also of others interested in the Catholic tradition of learning and thought,” Daley said. “It was founded, as I understand, by a group of professors about 50 years ago, who included the late professor Ralph McInerny from Notre Dame.”Daley, a Jesuit priest who has taught both undergraduate and graduate students at Notre Dame for 18 years, said his academic area of expertise includes early Church writings.“My field of research and writing is really the theology of the early Church writers — in Greek, Latin and other ancient languages — from the second through about the ninth centuries,” he said. “I’m especially interested in the early Church’s understanding of God, of the person of Christ, of Mary, of our hope as Christians and of how to interpret the Scriptures.”Daley said he enjoyed his time in Pittsburgh during his trip to receive the award last weekend.“Pittsburgh is one of my favorite cities, anyway, and the drive there, as the fall colors are just starting, was really beautiful,” Daley said. “I really enjoyed meeting all the members of the Fellowship, who were very hospitable.”This semester, Daley is on sabbatical in Washington, D.C., but while on campus he stays busy with courses, research and involvement with Notre Dame students.“I do a good bit of priestly work and for fun also help coach the men and women in our Boxing Club,” Daley said. Tags: award, Brian Daley, Catholic scholars, Notre Dame, Theologylast_img read more

NBA news: Stephen Curry out for three months due to hand injury

first_img Written By Prayers up to my brother STEPH get well soon Broski🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) October 31, 2019 10 months ago Halloween NBA: JJ Redick, LeBron James go trick-or-treating in style COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago NBA: Joel Embiid and Karl Anthony-Towns feud dates back to 2016 FOLLOW US 10 months ago NBA Oct 31 Highlights: Embiid–KAT feud, Stephen Curry injured Stephen Curry injury update:— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 1, 2019 Damn, Steph with a broken left hand in awkward fall. Things go from worse to worse.— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) October 31, 2019 Also read | NBA players and fans react to Stephen Curry’s injury on TwitterAlso read | Halloween NBA: JJ Redick, LeBron James go trick-or-treating in style First Published: 3rd November, 2019 03:02 IST WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA players and fans react to Stephen Curry’s injury on Twitter 10 months ago NBA 2020 MVP Odds: Antetokounmpo leads the way in the MVP race LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Stephen Curry has a broken left hand.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) October 31, 2019 Also read | NBA: Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns suspended after brawlCurry, who is the longest-serving member of the team, is extremely essential to the team and their victory. As one of the most loved NBA players, his teammates, opponents and coaches alike showered him with overwhelming love and support. From Richard Jefferson to Patrick Beverley, everyone extended support for the player. Curry even posted a story on Instagram to thank everyone for their good wishes, while also showing his injured hand.  Last Updated: 3rd November, 2019 03:02 IST NBA News: Stephen Curry Out For Three Months Due To Hand Injury Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, who recently broke his left hand while playing against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, has been ruled out for three months. Also read | NBA 2020 MVP Odds: Antetokounmpo leads the way in the MVP raceNBA news: Stephen Curry’s injuryCurry drove and elevated, with Suns’ Aron Baynes standing firm on his feet. Curry leapt with the ball but crashed straight into Baynes. Curry fell to the ground, trying to brace himself. However, Baynes went down with Curry, falling on his left wrist. The two-time MVP was down for a considerable amount of time, before getting up and exiting the court with 8:31 minutes left to Q3. Curry was clearly in pain as he made his way to the locker room. Curry had scored nine points, six assists and five rebounds before he had to walk out. Warriors lost the game 110-121.  Devika Pawar Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who was broke his left hand this week, will be out for three months. The Warriors announced the news on Saturday. The injury has been treated via surgery, which was successful. However, after Klay Thompson, Curry is Warriors’ second player to be injured. The two-time NBA MVP injured himself on Thursday while playing against the Phoenix Suns in a match that his side lost. Curry is on the path of full recovery and an update on his injury will be provided after three months. last_img read more


first_imgVASILIKA, AMANDINE & LA SARDANE HEAD MONDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURFMARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY MONDAY IS ALSO DOLLAR DAY AT SANTA ANITA, WITH ONE DOLLAR BEERS & SODAS AS WELL AS TWO DOLLAR HOT DOGS; FIRST POST TIME AT 12 NOONARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2019)–Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika, Jeff Mullins’ Amandine and Neil Drysdale’s La Sardane head a field of seven older fillies and mares going a flat mile on turf in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at Santa Anita.The Megahertz, which has been carded as the eighth on a 10-race card, will highlight a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday program that also features one dollar beers and sodas, as well as two dollar hot dogs.Vasilika, who was claimed by Hollendorfer for $40,000 ten starts back on Feb. 11, 2018, had an eight-race win streak broken when she finished fourth, beaten two lengths as the 2-1 favorite in the Grade I Matriarch Stakes at Del Mar Dec. 2.English-bred Amandine, who was an impressive 2 ¼ length winner of the ungraded Lady of Shamrock Stakes here Dec. 26, wheeled back three days later in the Grade I American Oaks and was a respectable third.La Sardane enters the Megahertz as a fresh commodity, as she’s been idle since well beaten in the Grade II Goldikova Stakes here on Nov. 4.  A Grade III winner going seven furlongs on turf in New York four starts back on June 7, she looms dangerous for Drysdale, who finished 2018 with an 18 percent strike rate.VASILIKAOwner:  All Schlaich Stables, LLC & HollendorferTrainer:  Jerry HollendorferOne of the best claims in recent memory, this 5-year-old Skipshot mare won nine of her 11 starts last year and banked $632,328.  A winner of seven out of her eight races over the Santa Anita turf, Vasilika has proven she’s versatile enough to lay close or rally from off the pace.  With Flavien Prat riding back for the 10th consecutive time, she’s strictly the horse to beat as she tries to improve upon an overall mark of 28-13-4-3 and earnings of $758,595.AMANDINEOwner:  Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho TemescalTrainer:  Jeff MullinsA winner of her U.S. debut at one mile on turf three starts back on Nov. 22, she replicated that effort in taking the one mile grass Lady of Shamrock on opening day and based upon the ease with which she won, was entered to run back in just three days in the Grade I American Oaks Dec. 29.  A respectable third, beaten 2 ¾ lengths, she comes back at a distance she’s well accustomed to, having two wins and as many seconds from five starts at a mile on grass.  Ridden by Mike Smith in the American Oaks, she’ll be reunited with Drayden Van Dyke, who was aboard for her first two Southern California starts.LA SARDANEOwner:  Team Valor InternationalTrainer:  Neil DrysdaleA winner of three out of her first four starts for Drysdale, this 5-year-old French-bred mare was also a Group II winner at a mile on grass in France at age three.  Ridden by Flavien Prat in her three wins; at Churchill Downs, May 3, Belmont Park, June 7 and also at Belmont on June 30, La Sardane will be handled for the first time on Monday by Joel Rosario.  With two wins and a third place finish from eight tries at one on turf, she’s 13-5-3-1 overall and rates a huge chance in the Megahertz.THE GRADE III MEGAHERTZ WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 10                                   Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTMs Bad Behavior–Mike Smith–120Zaffinah–Rafael Bejarano–120Vasilika–Flavien Prat–124Amandine–Drayden Van Dyke–122Quebec–Geovanni Franco–120Last Promise Kept–Joe Talamo–120La Sardane–Joel Rosario–122Special early first post time for a 10-race card on Monday is at 12 noon.  For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more