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Museum Studies Program appoints new assistant director

first_img Read Full Story Katherine Burton Jones has been appointed assistant director and research adviser for the Harvard Extension School’s Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) program in Museum Studies.Jones has taught courses in the Museum Studies program for the last decade and has served as the program’s research adviser since 2004. Previously, she was the assistant dean for information technology and media services at Harvard Divinity School for nine years. She recently served as the director of development for the Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket, and has also served as a fundraising consultant for several local museums.From 1994 to 2000 she was an assistant director at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where she was instrumental in demonstrating the importance of websites and multimedia to all of the Harvard museums. She was responsible for raising funds for the various public-facing technology projects that were carried out during her time, including the virtual exhibit, “Against the Winds: American Indian Running Traditions.” While at the Peabody she served on the boards of the Museum Computer Network, the New England Museum Association, and the Mildred Morse Allen Center of the Massachusetts Audubon Society.Jones replaces Linda Newberry, who shepherded the Museum Studies Program from a certificate to a master’s degree program, and was responsible for the successful completion of the program by countless students through the years.last_img read more

Garnar: County has 68,000 masks to distribute

first_imgDespite this, Garnar says the PPE donation center at the old Macy’s building in Oakdale Mall. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Garnar says the state and federal governments have supplied Broome County with 68,000 masks. 68,000 masks (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced the county has thousands of masks to be distributed. The masks are not ready to be distributed, says Garnar, but the county will draft a plan for distribution by “the end of the week.” For a map detailing where coronavirus cases are located, click here. Garnar also thanked Bates Troy Laundry and Cleaning Services along with Resciniti Dry Cleaning, for dry cleaning every homemade mask donated at no cost. Broome County April 22 coronavirus update 12 people have died from it and 86 have recovered. In total, 241 cases of the virus have been reported. Coronavirus numbers Garnar announced there are 143 active cases of COVID-19 in Broome County. last_img read more

Walters preparing to knock Lomachenko out

first_imgNICHOLAS, ‘The Axeman’ Walters, intends to make a spectacular return to the ring when he faces WBO World super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko in Las Vegas on November 26.The 30-year-old former WBA featherweight champion, who fought to a controversial draw against Jason Sosa on December 19, 2015, intends to put that blemish on his unbeaten career behind him when he fights the Ukranian for all the marbles.“I’m going to knock him out,” said Walters, who started training for the fight in September at the Pedro ‘El Rockero’ Alcázar de Curundú Gym in Panama.“I’m training for that. Just like I did to Nonito (Donaire), that’s how I’m going to defeat him.”Walters, who can count the likes of former champions Donaire and Vic Darchinyan among his 11 knockout victims in his last 12 fights, believes he can do the same to the much-heralded Lomachenko who has lost once in his seven professional fights.”Any fighter can be knocked out, no matter who he is,” said Walters.“I like fighting the best and I like fighting against great technical fighters like Lomachenko. (He) is great, he knows what he is doing in the ring. But I always look for a knockout against whomever I fight. If I can do it quick, I will.”Lomachenko enhanced his fledgling, but already impressive reputation in June when he logged a sensational knockout over WBO World super featherweight title-holder, Roman Martinez. (Sportsmax.com)last_img read more