National Academy of Engineering Adds Two JPL Members

first_img Community News Subscribe 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Science and Technology National Academy of Engineering Adds Two JPL Members From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | 11:06 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community Newscenter_img Newly elected to the National Academy of Engineering are JPL’s Dan Goebel (left) and Graeme Stephens (right). Image credit: JPLTwo researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional distinction for engineers.Graeme L. Stephens, the director for the Center for Climate Sciences at JPL, and Dan M. Goebel, a senior research scientist at JPL who develops technologies for deep space missions, join 65 other U.S. members and 12 foreign members as the newest additions to the organization.The academy, which now has 2,263 U.S. members and 221 foreign members, honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,” and to the “pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”Stephens is being honored for his elucidation of Earth’s cloud system and radiation balance. He completed his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Melbourne in 1973 and received his doctorate in meteorology in 1977 from the same university. His research activities focus on atmospheric radiation, including the application of remote sensing to understand the role of hydrological processes in climate change. He has authored more than 240 peer-reviewed publications and a reference textbook on remote sensing of the atmosphere. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Reading in England, and a professor at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. He also serves as the principal investigator of NASA’s CloudSat mission and was involved in the early development of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, launched last year.Goebel is being honored for his contributions to low-temperature plasma sources for thin-film manufacturing, plasma materials interactions and electric propulsion. He received a bachelor’s degree in physics, a master’s degree in electrical engineering, and a doctorate in applied plasma physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1977, 1978 and 1981, respectively. Goebel is responsible for the development of high-efficiency electric thrusters, advanced long-life propulsion components and thruster-life model validation for deep space missions. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Physical Society; an adjunct professor at UCLA; and the author of more than 120 technical papers and one book on electric propulsion.The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena manages JPL for NASA. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Hidden spaces: Adolphus Busch Courtyard

first_img 5Gargoyles are said to protect people by scaring off any evil or harmful spirits. This one, purchased by Selesky, squats in the corner of the courtyard. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 4House sparrows have been building nests in the lion’s mouth for the past four or five years, and, “as far as we can tell they’ve been successful in raising young from the peeping sounds and delivery of insects,” said Selesky. Additionally, blue jays, cardinals, mockingbirds, and thrushes have all visited the courtyard. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 2Detail of the ornate carving characteristic of Busch Hall. The building was completed in 1917 but not opened until 1921 because of a lack of coal. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 10Michelle Timmerman ’13 was a freshman when this photo was taken. She remembers visiting the garden often when she had a “thing for Europe.” Her concentration is in history & literature, and her focus field “is, surprisingly enough, modern Europe.” Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer Asked what she likes about Busch Courtyard, Michelle Timmerman ’13 writes, “It’s … an enclave, and is so apart from standard Harvard architecture, and therefore feels apart from standard Harvard life, that you can tuck away there, slip in the side gate — or, if you’re well-informed and well-intentioned, through the Center for European Studies building itself — and disappear.“When I was little, I was big on Frances Hodgson Burnett, and I suppose the ‘secret’ nature of the ‘secret’ garden doesn’t hurt — though it’s not a secret, really. When I’ve entered the garden to find it already has an inhabitant, initial disappointment is quickly swept away by spontaneous affection and — with recognition of parallel taste in study spaces — respect. Also, aren’t pink roses beautiful?”The space with the pink roses sits toward the center of campus, yet is concealed by walls on four sides. Not hidden, however, is Harvard’s replica of Braunschweiger Löwe, or the “Brunswick Lion,” which, on its tall pedestal, can be seen from afar, beckoning visitors into the space.Building Manager Sandy Selesky, who over the years has contributed lilacs, geraniums, pansies, impatiens, and two stone gargoyles to the garden, cares for the courtyard. She had lava stones installed in the aesthetic pool to help the red-tailed hawks step out, and she purchased furniture and added a bubbler to the pool.In the summer, people come and eat lunch in the courtyard, and some classes hold their discussions on the lawn. But overall, it’s quiet and unlike nearby bustling Harvard Yard. Professor Patrice Higonnet, whose office faces the courtyard, remarks, “Hmmmm. A hidden space. Wouldn’t it be — selfish thought — just as well to keep it hidden?”— Rose Lincoln 1The towering lion casts a shadow on the wall as the sun does its magic on the Busch’s walls. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 12Large oak doors face the courtyard. Busch Hall was built in the spirit of a grand medieval hall and is home to German medieval plaster casts, mostly from churches, as well as the famous Flentrop organ, used for a popular Harvard concert series. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 13The courtyard is surrounded by Adolphus Busch Hall on three sides. The fountain is drained in November and then re-filled in May. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 11The William James Hall towers above the courtyard at 29 Kirkland Street. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 8Hidden in autumn’s red ivy is one of the five garden animals adorning the lower building wall under the first-story windowsills of the Guido Goldman Seminar Room. In the book “An Iconography of Adolphus Busch Hall,” Guido Goldman wrote, “The menagerie of ram, fox, boar and wolf stands here perhaps as a representation of nature’s sentinels or merely provides sculptural ornamentation of a rather traditional type found frequently in medieval architecture.” Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 6Goelet Professor of French History Patrice Higonnet has arguably one of the best offices at Harvard. His extra-long space opens to the street on one side and to the courtyard on the other. After 58 years at Harvard and 15 years in this space, he’s not complaining. Well, maybe just a little: In the winter he needs Ugg boots and a space heater to protect his feet from the drafts. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 9These mirrored windows facing south reflect the north part of the building. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 3The silhouetted king stands against a clear sky. “The heralistic rigidity and archaic fierceness of the animal make it peculiarly well fitted to serve here as a kind of architectural house dog guarding treasures of the past,” wrote Kuno Francke, first curator of the Germanic Museum and professor of the history of German culture. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 7Ivy tendrils add a vibrant hue to the neutral-colored stucco walls. Building manager Sandy Selesky, who has worked at Harvard for 40 years, plants geraniums, pansies, and impatiens in the courtyard in spring and summer. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 14The Brunswick Lion stands tall in the background as the setting sun leaves a glowing impression on a wrought iron fence post. This lion is a replica; the original sits in front of a castle and cathedral in Brunswick, Germany. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

Work has begun on the new Valamar Collection Marea Suites, which receives 5 * level facilities

first_imgValamar has started work on the new Valamar Collection Marea Suites 5 * hotel in the Borik area of ​​Poreč, which will welcome the 2019 season with 5 * level facilities. Valamar thus continues to develop the Borik zone through accommodation and the offer of more added value, and with this investment it plans to create 100 new jobs. The future Valamar Collection Marea Suites 5 * is designed for families with children and this investment will expand the offer of family vacations in Porec where guests will be able to enjoy V level services, luxury suites with sea views, more than 200 m2 attractive swimming pools, beaches, restaurants, sports facilities and Maro offer for children of all ages.Construction works have begun with the preparation of the construction site and the demolition of existing buildings, and part of the promenade along the beach will be fenced off from November 1, followed by construction and additional arrangement of the beach. Valamar points out that special care will be paid to arranging horticulture and planting new trees, plants and ornamental plants that are indigenous to the Istrian climate.The works have started according to plan, Valamar points out and emphasizes that they once again thank their fellow citizens for their understanding due to the limited access to this part of the promenade during the works during this autumn and winter. “Since 2017, HRK 4,6 million has already been invested in the beach in front of Valamar Pinia, in the arrangement of a sandy beach for families with small children, additional stairs to the sea, reconstruction of the protective embankment along the breakwater (schoolchildren), public lighting and showers, locker rooms , umbrellas, deck chairs and other equipment. Almost one million kuna was invested in Trattoria La Pentol in Borik, while 2,4 million kuna was invested in arranging the beach in front of the Pical hotel”They pointed out from Valamar. In 2019, Valamar Riviera continues with a strong investment cycle In 2019, Valamar Riviera continues with a strong investment cycle in the amount of HRK 752 million, which is a continuation of the company’s investment strategy in repositioning its portfolio towards high value-added offers and services.One of the major investments this year is certainly the repositioning of the current Istra Sunny Camping 2 * in Funtana in Poreč. This camp is entering the second phase of the investment to become a 5 * camping resort next season called Istra Premium Camping Resort and with the ambition to become one of the better camps in Europe.last_img read more

Diabetic Foot workshop to commence today

first_imgPhoto credit: topnews.comHealth officials on the island will today hold a workshop to address what they say is the growing problem of the diabetic foot in Dominica.   This morning’s workshop is targeting Health care workers working at health centres and hospitals, NGOs (Yes We Care Workers) which provides care for the elderly diabetics and the Dominican population through awareness media campaign across the country.Data from the Health information Unit reveals that Diabetes is the third leading cause of both morbidity and mortality in the country.According to reports, the number of amputations due to Diabetes increased from fourteen 14 in 2005 to thirty eight 38 in 2008 and forty one 41 in 2009.Information also revealed that currently 33% of beds occupied by diabetic feet patients on the male surgical ward at Princess Margaret Hospital 50% of beds in certain instances is used for diabetic feet and equal or more beds used for diabetic feet in certain instances than for elective surgery.Currently 14% of beds on the female surgical ward of the Princess Margaret Hospital are used for diabetic feet but up to 45% of beds in certain instances are used for diabetic feet.There is also evidence that equal or more beds are used for diabetic feet in certain instances as that for elective surgery.The Ministry of Health says this has resulted in:Loss of revenue for P.M.H. from elective admissions – especially critical on Dawbiney Ward and an effect on human manpower and hospital resources to care for diabetic feet.This comprehensive and integrated prevention and management program seeks to create the awareness among health care providers, diabetics and their caregivers of the severe complications of Diabetes and the need to standardize the management of Diabetics in regards to foot care.The program seeks to assist in the development of personal skills that will contribute to prevention and early identification of complication in view of reducing disability. It is expected to commence from 8:am. Dominica Vibes News 22 Views   no discussions Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Diabetic Foot workshop to commence today by: – June 6, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

VIDEO: Rwanda arrives in Entebbe ahead of Nations Cup qualifier.

first_imgVIDEO: Rwanda arrives in Entebbe ahead of Nations Cup qualifier.Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Rwanda is settling into Entebbe ahead of their 2018 African Nations Cup qualifier against Uganda on Saturday. The match, which will be the first leg of the final qualifying round, will take place at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.Share on: WhatsApplast_img