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Speaker will assess worldwide progress in reducing poverty & disease at St Mike’s

first_imgSpeaker will assess worldwide progress in reducing poverty & disease UN coordinator of $3.2 billion portfolio to speak at Saint Michael’s on UN Millennium Development Goals Dr. Bisrat Aklilu, executive coordinator of the United Nations Multi-Donor Trust Fund, will speak at Saint Michael’s College on Monday, April 28, at 3:30 p.m. in St. Edmund’s Hall Farrell Room (3rd floor). Dr. Bisrat, an economics professor at Boston University before joining the UN, will speak on the topicThe United Nations and the Millennium Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities.Sponsored by the SMC economics department, the free public lecture marks the occasion of inducting students into the economics honor society Omicron Delta Epsilon. The Millennium Project was commissioned by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2002 to develop a concrete action plan for the world to reverse the grinding poverty, hunger and disease affecting billions of people.At the Millennium Summit in September 2000 the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets, with a deadline of 2015, www.unmillenniumproject.org(link is external)Dr. Aklilu administers the UN Trust Fund, which receives development funding from 47 countries and operates in 74 countries with a portfolio of $3.2 billion. An Ethiopian national, Bisrat Aklilu received his Ph.D. from Boston University in 1974 and received an appointment to the BU faculty, where he taught from 1974 to 1979, when he joined the UN as a development economist. Now Executive Director of the Trust Fund, Dr. Aklilu has also served as Acting Director of UN Operations. He was on the board and was chair of the African Sub-Committee of OXFAM America from 1981 to 1989.Saint Michael’s College, www.smcvt.edu(link is external), founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s Best 366 Colleges. A liberal arts, residential, Catholic college, Saint Michael’s is located just outside of Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns, and less than two hours from Montreal. As one of only 270 institutions nationwide with a prestigious Phi Beta Kappa chapter on campus, Saint Michael’s has 2,000 full-time undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 200 international students.In recent years Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Guggenheim, Fulbright, National Science Foundation and other grants, and Saint Michaels professors have been named Vermont Professor of the Year in four of the last seven years. The college is currently listed as one of the nation’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the 2008 U.S. News & World Report rankings.last_img read more

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Syracuse season opener against Villanova moved to Aug. 29

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 28, 2014 at 5:59 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Syracuse’s season-opening game against Villanova, originally scheduled for Aug. 30, has been pushed up a day to Friday, Aug. 29, chief communications officer Joe Giansante confirmed. Giansante said that the main reason for the change is to give people flexibility with Labor Day weekend.It becomes the second Friday game on the Orange’s schedule, as SU’s Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Louisville is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 3.No kickoff time has been announced — none of the games on the schedule have set kick times yet — and there is not yet any TV information, either.Syracuse’s season-opener against the Wildcats coincides with not just Labor Day weekend, but also the New York State Fair.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange’s meeting with Villanova is the first since 1975 for the two former Big East basketball rivals. Commentslast_img read more

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Syracuse students were on Super Bowl Radio Row for 1st time

first_imgJonah Karp hated when he missed “Loud Mouths.”Growing up, he rushed to get his homework done before 5:30 p.m. everyday, so he could watch “Loud Mouths” and Adam Schein on SNY, a sports-talk show. He would tape it if he missed it.Tuesday morning, Karp not only met Schein, but interviewed him.“I led off my interviewing basically fanboying over him,” Karp, a junior at Syracuse University, said.For the first time, current-Syracuse students are represented at the Super Bowl Radio Row. Karp, Jackson Ajello and Drew Carter air live twice per day on Z89, gather clips for Citrus TV segments and sound bites for WAER, Syracuse’s student-run radio, television and National Public Radio stations, respectively. What started as an insult to Karp in Dennis Deninger’s Super Bowl class last year turned into a new opportunity for Syracuse students. The three, along with Deninger, are in Atlanta at one of media’s largest stages, spending six days immersed in the week leading up to the Super Bowl.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You see it all the time on TV, and you’re like ‘That’s insane,’’ Ajello said. “But until you’re there, you don’t get a full grasp of what a madhouse it is.”From left to right, Jackson Ajello, Drew Carter and Jonah Karp pose for a picture at Super Bowl radio row.Courtesy of Dennis DeningerTheir first taste of the media frenzy came during Super Bowl Opening Night on Jan. 28, when at least two thousand media members joined the SU crew on the floor of State Farm Arena and 10,000 spectators filed into the stands.The week after the Super Bowl last year, Karp sat in Deninger’s Super Bowl class, where they broke down components of the Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots event. The last slide of Deninger’s presentation, a “parting thought,” as Karp said, showed three sophomores from St. Bonaventure at the Super Bowl. And Karp recognized one.It was Joe Ceraulo, one of Karp’s friends from Syosset (New York) High School. There, they ran a sports talk show together, and went to separate communications schools after graduation. Ceraulo was a leading part of St. Bonaventure’s project to send down students to the Super Bowl.“The fact that it was recognized by my professor, in class, in front of everyone, that kind of kicked my butt a little bit,” Karp said. “It lit a fire under my butt, I was a little jealous.”Deninger’s message was clear: If St. Bonaventure can go, why can’t Syracuse?Carter (left) and Karp (far right) converse with Ed Werder, who will be reporting at the Super Bowl for Westwood One Courtesy of Dennis DeningerImmediately after class, Karp walked up to Deninger and said that he wanted to go. If Karp could get a group together, Deninger was on board.Karp spent the ensuing months making that a reality. Before this week, the most famous media figure he met was Kevin Burkhardt, a former field reporter for New York Mets telecasts. Karp went to Newhouse events where individuals like Bob Costas and Mike Tirico spoke, but that doesn’t compare to Atlanta.“It was just wild,” Karp said. “Aside from the fact that we were rubbing shoulders with the people we watch on TV, it’s just being there.”Funding was an issue during the entire process. When planning for the trip first began, Karp wanted just Z89 to broadcast from Atlanta, not only because it would take Z89 out of WAER’s “shadows,” but also since Z89 provided more flexibility on-air. However, the station had just submitted its budget the week before. So Karp went to WAER, and its budget was set too. Karp was able to use WAER’s name on the media credentials, but received no funding. Along the way, though, Ajello, the sports talk director at WAER, teamed up with Karp.“This is what Syracuse, what Newhouse, does best,” Ajello said. “Better than everyone.”Courtesy of Dennis DeningerStill in search of funds, the two went to Citrus TV. They didn’t receive money, but could use the station’s camera equipment. There, the senior Carter joined their group.Rachel Vassel, a SU alum living in Atlanta, offered her house for the week. Her invitation saved the group thousands of dollars, Karp said. The four ended up paying for plane tickets out of pocket, but Karp hopes they end up getting reimbursed.This week, the SU group interviewed Scott Hansen and Andrew Siciliano from the NFL RedZone Channels. They spoke with Akbar Gbaja-Biamila from American Ninja Warrior, Reggie White’s son Jeremy on promoting mental health in the NFL, and Jermichael Finley, a former Green Bay Packers tight end, among others. On Media Night, the more prominent players who graced the podium on weren’t likely interviewees, so they walked the floor. When they leave Atlanta on Saturday, they’ll have left perhaps having started a legacy for SU students.“As much as we could plan ahead,” Karp said on Tuesday, “and figure out what events were going on, we tried our best. And so far, it’s been incredible.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 2, 2019 at 11:15 am Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more

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The Night when a Bosnian smashed the famous Real Madrid

first_imgEl Clasico is one of the most important matches of the world football. Great Spanish rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid will meet today at Nou Camp and play and intensive game. However, one battle of the giants was solved by a BiH football player years ago.Meho Kodro, former national team player and coach of BiH, was the hero of El Clasico played on February 10, 1996.In the triumph of Barcelona over Real Madrid with a result of 3:0, former BiH striker scored two goals and was declared the best player of the match.Another BiH player was supposed to play in El Clasico, but he never did. Elvir Baljić was in the team for the biggest Spanish derby, but on the last training session the night before the match he tore his ligaments and took a six-month break.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more

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