Speaker 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.
Bruno Labbadia will succeed Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach of Hertha Berlin, the Bundesliga club announced Thursday, confirming earlier reports in the German media.Bruno Labbadia is set to succeed Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach at Hertha Berlin, according to German media reports on Thursday“With Bruno, we have someone who knows the Bundesliga well from his many years as a player and a coach and has shown that he can stabilise teams and lead them back up the table,” sporting director Michael Preetz said. According to newspaper Bild and football magazine Kicker, 52-year-old Labbadia will sign a contract until 2022 to oversee preparations should the German league resume next month after being halted on March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The former Wolfsburg and Hamburg coach will be the fourth different person to occupy the Hertha dugout this season, and will charged with saving a miserable season for the capital city club. Hertha, who are backed by a wealthy investor, are 14th in the table, six points from the relegation places with nine games left.Advertisement Labbadia has recent experience of avoiding relegation having kept Wolfsburg up in 2017-18 before guiding them to a Europa League place the following season. Like most of the top-flight clubs, Hertha returned to training this week for the first time since the competition was stopped because of the virus. However, Hertha’s caretaker coach Alexander Nouri was not involved as he remained with his family in Bremen. Loading… Read Also: Bayern stars return to training amid coronavirus fearsNouri was named in a caretaker capacity in mid-February when Klinsmann, a former USA and Germany head coach, walked out after just 76 days in charge.The former Bayern Munich and Tottenham star was brought in as a short-term solution in November after Hertha made a disastrous start to the season under former coach Ante Covic.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksAwesome And Unusual Staircases From All Over The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?
Published on April 8, 2014 at 1:15 am Contact Sam: email@example.com | @SamBlum3 Liz Abraham is not sure how it happened, and has no idea why it stuck.But ever since she could remember being on the Syracuse men’s rowing team, she has always been called Hank.“Some of the freshmen came to the team this year and they didn’t know what my name was,” Abraham said. “I’m Hank. Exclusively.”Abraham gets the name because, as a female, she’s an anomaly on the SU men’s rowing team. Now a senior, Abraham is the coxswain for the varsity eight boat, the first time a female has held that position since the 1980s, she said. Since coming in as an intimidated freshman four years ago, she’s developed into one of the leaders on a crew team that is ranked 14th in the nation.“There’s definitely an intimidation factor coming in as a female on a men’s team,” Abraham said. “These guys are big guys with big egos walking around. I think it’s intimidating coming in as a freshman. You’re kind of thrown right into it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAbraham said that when she first joined the team four years ago, the experience was almost more than she could handle.The coxswain’s main job is to steer the boat and captain the eight-man crew, but she struggled to take command and make decisions in her first season. It was a skill and a confidence that she developed as her college career wore on, which allowed her to become the best coxswain on the team.“You try to be authoritative and managing, and it can come off that you’re being a b-tch,” Abraham said. “Whereas a guy isn’t necessarily taken that same way.“I had to prove myself.”Abraham grew up with twin brothers that were both four years older than she. It was never easy for her to get a word in, and her voice could easily have been overlooked.But that experience forced her to learn to speak up and sometimes speak over her older brothers.“She really had to learn from an early age that in order to be heard in the family she had to stand up for herself,” said her mother Janis Kelly. “She couldn’t let them push her around.”Kelly has served as an inspiration for Abraham.When Abraham was in high school, Kelly was suffering from breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy and radiation.The treatment took a tremendous toll on Kelly, who needed to revamp her diet to gain strength while recovering. It was a process that her entire family, including Abraham, took on.“I think all three of my kids saw me overcome something huge,” Kelly said. “They certainly went through it with me. And they saw that you could come out the other side and be stronger.”It’s taken a certain strength on Abraham’s part to overcome being the token female on a team of 36 men, six of whom she lives with in an on-campus house. She gets called Hank more than she’s ever called Liz.And while at times it may feel like she’s just putting up with the nuances of being on an almost all-male team, the fact that she’s thrived has earned everyone’s respect.“As much as she’s one of the bros sometimes, she’s definitely still like, a girl,” said teammate and roommate Jake Martens. “She still does her own thing, but she commands a lot of respect and she’s really able to walk the line between getting along with the guys, but still being a girl.”For Abraham, it’s not about being a guy or a girl, but being a coxswain and a leader.Abraham could have chosen to row at a different school. She could have chosen to row with women. But what attracted her to Syracuse was the feeling of camaraderie and brotherhood.Abraham won’t say that she’s overcome any hurdles in what she’s done at SU. That’s not who she is. Yet she is well aware of what being on this team has done for her.“I’ve become a more confident person, more decisive in everything that I do,” Abraham said. “I’m kind of not afraid of anything anymore.“I’ve found my own voice on the team.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+