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SBU Prof. Named First Andrew Carnegie Fellow from a Long Island College

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Stony Brook University professor was the first educator from a college on Long Island to be named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow when he won the prestigious fellowship this week.Jared Farmer, an environmental historian and award-winning adjunct professor of history, plans to use the $200,000 award to complete a creative non-fiction book on the human relationship with long-lived trees and our larger relationship with nature in a time of climate change.“I am bringing together the history of trees and the science of longevity to contemplate the ethics and politics of long-term thinking in the Anthropocene,” said Farmer. “I’m a historian by training, but this new project includes aspects of science writing as well as creative writing.”Farmer is one of 35 fellows recognized by the program, which aims to support emerging humanities scholars that are working to strengthen the US democracy, drive creativity, explore global connections and improve environments. The program launched in 2015 and each fellow publishes a book or major study.The professor, who earned his PhD in history from Stanford University, previously authored three books, including the award-winning On Zion’s Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape. He began teaching at Stony Brook a decade ago.“Climate change is not only the policy problem of our time; it is also a problem of time,” Farmer said. “It requires thinking and caring in the long term—beyond the moment, the individual, and the species. I think it’s important to find historical precedents for long-term stewardship of the more-than-human world. To the extent possible in 2017, I want to write a hopeful book—one that shows the shared solicitudes of science, religion, and the humanities.”last_img read more

Boost employee engagement for better marketing

first_imgYou did the research, set realistic goals, developed a tactical plan and now it doesn’t seem to be bringing in new loans/members/deposits, etc. What went wrong?In working with credit unions all across the country on their marketing plans and execution, we have seen first-hand that there is one thing that can kill the success of your marketing…and that is poor employee engagement.Here is a tried and true plan to get your employees engaged and excited to help drive the credit union’s success:Get their feedback first. Ask them questions about what they think the credit union should be doing to market to its members and potential members. No, you don’t have to employ every single idea, but spending time at the beginning of the process is critical for two reasons: it uncovers opportunities you might not have known about and it lets them know they are an important and valuable part of your team.Share the plan with them and any marketing collateral before it is launched externally. Once we complete plans for clients, we always do a “launch party” of sorts to build excitement, communicate the goals and reiterate that they are a crucial part of the credit union’s success.Share the results along the way! As part of the plan’s execution, build a separate plan for how and when you are going to communicate the progress on your goals. Separate your goals out by month to break up the annual goals into manageable chunks. Communicate successes early and often to build and keep momentum.Soon, you’ll not only see noticeable difference in the success of your marketing efforts, but you’ll have better camaraderie and teamwork as a result. 38SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Detailslast_img read more

Brunch at the Harbor

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisHARRISVILLE, Mich.— The taste of all things local was the main idea of the Harrisville event. Farm to Fork in Alcona and Taste the Local Difference served up brunch using all local ingredients. Michiganders enjoyed a hot meal while giving back to the community.Forty-nine percent of the food sourced from the event came from Northern Michigan farms. Both organizations not only promote local sourced foods, but zero waste and more recycling.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Cruise In car showNext Farm Day at the Ranchlast_img read more

Report: Reina set for Napoli medical

first_imgSky Sport Italia claim Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is flying in for his Napoli medical on Wednesday.The shot-stopper has agreed to join on loan for one season and it’s reported the two clubs have already exchanged contracts.Personal terms have also been finalised, so Reina will undergo a medical on Wednesday or Thursday.He reunites with Rafa Benitez, who first signed him at Liverpool and is the new Coach of Napoli.Meanwhile, this opens the door for Morgan De Sanctis to join Roma for €0.5m.Napoli are active on the transfer market, as they are also reportedly on the verge of completing a €37m move for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.last_img read more

A fateful football injury put Marquese Chriss on path to Warriors

first_imgIt was a fall day in Elk Grove, the suburban town 20 minutes of Sacramento, and Marquese Chriss was going long.The newest Warrior was in eighth grade and playing in a game for the middle school football team. He was a promising tight end. Fast but also long, gangly. Chriss ran a deep route, went up high and sprawled out for the catch but landed awkwardly on his shoulder. The x-ray evidence was not positive: fractured collarbone.Up until that day, all Chriss had wanted to do was play …last_img read more

U.S. pork industry seeks the Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As National Pork Month draws to a close, the Pork Checkoff is launching a new national awards program to recognize, inspire and connect the next generation of American pig farmers. Through Nov. 22, the National Pork Board is seeking applications from young producers to become one of the 2017 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow at www.pigfarmersoftomorrow.com.The new award will recognize future farm leaders, ages 18 to 29, who intend to make pig farming their life’s work and are committed to the U.S. pork industry and to raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles.“One of the National Pork Board’s primary responsibilities is to train and motivate future pork industry leaders,” said Jan Archer, National Pork Board President, a pig farmer from Goldsboro, North Carolina. “The award is designed to recognize and inspire youth who are investing their time and energy into responsible pig farming.”Up to three award recipients will be selected in the program’s inaugural year. Winners will be invited to speak at National Pork Board events, including the March 2017 National Pork Industry Forum in Atlanta. They also will be responsible for providing content via the pork industry’s social media program #RealPigFarming. To apply, applicants must be actively involved in raising pigs in the U.S. on a full- or part-time basis and be between the ages of 18 to 29 as of Jan. 1, 2017. Students currently enrolled in a college program also are encouraged to apply.Applicants must have a completed Common Industry Audit or be willing to have one conducted and paid for by the National Pork Board. Applicants also must submit social media content defining a “day in the life” on their farm and upload up to 10 photos with 140 character descriptions. The National Pork Board selection committee will name up to eight semi-finalists who will be interviewed by a panel of judges to select the finalists. Three winners will be chosen based on a combination of all application materials.“It is important for youth in our industry to make the right connections at the right time as they build a career in agriculture,” Archer said. “As the winners share their personal stories, the program will not only recognize these future leaders, but will introduce them to experienced producers and networking opportunities.”last_img read more

Serena bares body, love story for Vanity Fair

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ NBA: Warriors forward Barnes avoids jail time after guilty plea Williams was examined by a doctor who assured her she could play the Australian Open without harm to the fetus. She didn’t drop a set in capturing the title.“It just doesn’t seem real. I don’t know why. Am I having a baby?” Williams told the magazine last month.“If you would have told me last year in October or November that I would have a baby, not be pregnant but have a baby, I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world.“This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later and it’s going by so fast.”She plans on preparations for the baby in the next few weeks, when moving will be more difficult and she will be “bored to tears.”“I don’t know what to do with a baby,” she said. “I have nothing…. I’ve done absolutely nothing for the baby room.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games READ: Serena Williams expecting baby this year View comments 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Williams said in the story she learned she was pregnant just before the Australian Open, which the 35-year-old American won to set the Open Era record for Grand Slam singles titles and move one shy of Margaret Court’s all-time mark.Williams revealed in April she was pregnant and would not play again this year. In the story, she insists she will return to tennis in January, which would allow her to defend her Australian Open crown.“I don’t think my story is over yet,” she told the magazine. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Williams and Ohanian, the 34-year-old co-founder of social media website Reddit, will be married this year after their child is born, according to the article. They announced their engagement last December after meeting in 2015 in Rome.In telling how Williams discovered she was pregnant, the article said she had thrown up and her breasts had enlarged after a poor showing in her first match of the season in Australia.But she took a pregnancy test only after a friend’s nagging, dismissing the idea as a joke and taking it while she was working on her hair and makeup for a sponsor appearance.“I went back to finishing hair and makeup, was laughing, talking. I was getting the styling done. An hour and a half later, I went back to the bathroom and I totally forgot about it because it was impossible for me,” Williams told the magazine.“So I went back to get dressed and I went back in the bathroom and I was like, ‘Oh yeah, that test.’”Williams said she “did a double take and my heart dropped. Like literally it dropped.”“Oh my God. This can’t be. I’ve got to play a tournament. How am I going to play the Australian Open? I had planned on winning Wimbledon this year.”Williams sent her friend to the store to buy five more pregnancy tests, each producing the same positive result.She telephoned Ohanian to fly to Melbourne early and when he did, she handed him a bag with the six pregnancy tests, shocking him as well, according to the story. NEW YORK, United States — Serena Williams unveiled her pregnant body in a nude Vanity Fair cover photo Tuesday and detailed the story of her romance with fiance Alexis Ohanian in an article for the magazine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 23-time Grand Slam singles champion is shown in profile facing left with her right arm covering her breasts and her pregnant stomach proudly displayed, a small waist chain the only item she wore in the image by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’?last_img read more