Last night, host Jimmy Fallon welcomed actor Paul Rudd on The Tonight Show, as Rudd is promoting his new movie Captain America: Civil War. The two comical personalities took the opportunity to release a bizarre shot-by-shot remake of the music video for Styx’s 1981 hit single, “Too Much Time On My Hands.” Why they did it remains a mystery, but it’s particularly silly and thoroughly enjoyable.Watch “Too Much Time On My Hands” with Fallon and Rudd below:Naturally, we wanted to compare it with the original. It only makes the remake version that much more funny! Watch Styx’s video below:
Eric Jacobsen, the Sheldon Emery Professor of Chemistry, and Jenny Hoffman, an associate professor of physics, have been named recipients of the 2012 Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.The prize recognizes exceptional teaching in introductory courses and carries a $10,000 personal award and $40,000 in unrestricted support for teaching and research. Jacobsen and Hoffman were nominated by a faculty committee, whose members came from across the sciences at Harvard, including previous awardees, and were selected by Jeremy Bloxham, dean of science and Mallinckrodt Professor of Geophysics and professor of computational science.“Jenny Hoffman and Eric Jacobsen epitomize the great teaching that happens in Harvard classrooms every day,” said Dean Michael D. Smith of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “Excellent scholars in their different fields, they both share a talent for inspiring their students and instilling in them a passion for science. I hope our colleagues throughout the faculty will join me in congratulating them.”Jacobsen has drawn praise from his undergraduate students for “the passion and seriousness with which he taught,” his belief in the “importance of the subject,” and his ability to “instill a deep appreciation for its beauty,” Bloxham wrote in announcing the prize. Jacobsen teaches “Chemistry 17: Principles of Organic Chemistry,” a required course for concentrators in the life sciences.“Most of the students in Chem 17 don’t plant to be chemists,” Jacobsen said. “It’s not my goal to convert them, but rather to help them see and appreciate the world on a molecular level. I can transmit lots of information to the students, but I need to show why it’s important. … If I don’t do my job well, the students can walk away and not necessarily understand, ‘What is the big question here?’ ”When Jacobsen began teaching 25 years ago, students admired his blackboard technique. He could write left-handed while erasing with his right hand. But this is the era of Powerpoint and Smart Boards.“Because of classroom technology, people of my generation are teaching in a way we weren’t taught,” Jacobsen said. “It is a very exciting and challenging time to be involved in classroom teaching.”In Jacobsen’s research, the big question is, “What is the link between the structure of a molecule and its function?” Jacobsen studies catalysts, which can accelerate the formation and change the distribution of products in chemical reactions much as enzymes do. The Cox award will allow his laboratory to buy new spectrometers for studying these catalysts.“I feel very fortunate to teach now,” Jacobsen said. “I get to do something I always wanted to do — talk about an exciting field with all these really smart people.”Hoffman’s students say she is “a fantastic, engaging, and personable lecturer” and is “inspirational and a mentor,” Bloxham wrote. Hoffman teaches “Physics 15C,” a third-semester course known simply as “Waves.”“When I teach undergraduates, my job is to get them excited and build their confidence,” said Hoffman. “I want them to know that physics is fun, and that they can do it. If they think those things, they will do the learning.”Hoffman was also awarded a 2012 Roslyn Abramson Award, given annually to assistant or associate professors for excellence in undergraduate teaching.Hoffman ’99 remembers how as a freshman at Harvard, she assumed she was supposed to do all her problem sets by herself. Her understanding improved once she discovered that she could work with other students. “Science is very collaborative,” Hoffman said. “I set up my classes so students interact with each other a lot.”Hoffman attributed some of her success to the “flipped classroom” concept advocated by Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and area dean of applied physics. In flipped classrooms, time is used for interactive learning with peers rather than for lectures.“The most important teaching happens with students when they are doing, thinking, and learning,” Hoffman said. “Crucial teaching can happen when you can see the students grapple with something and can give [them] immediate, real-time feedback.”Hoffman sets up her classes so students interact directly with her. She holds evening office hours at campus dining halls, often staying for two or three hours at a time to talk with students about problem sets, graduate schools, and their careers. “More than half the class shows up,” Hoffman said. “It extends the class by two hours a week.”Hoffman uses plenty of examples from her own research and colleagues’ papers to illustrate principles of waves and oscillations. Hoffman’s lab uses high-resolution scanning probe techniques to understand and control the electronic and magnetic properties of exotic materials, including superconductors and topological materials.“So far,
Though March is International Women’s month, Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) continued the theme with their Women Honoring Women Dinner on Friday at 7 p.m. in Stapleton Lounge at LeMans Hall.The annual dinner hosted the nominees and students being honored by the SGA. Honoring and celebrating the women in and around the College was the central idea around which senior Kathy Ogden said she organized the event.“It is important to honor all hard work and accomplishments that take place at Saint Mary’s,” Ogden said in an email. “As an all-women’s college, we are surrounded by intelligent and successful women daily. These women inspire us as students and deserve to be recognized. This event was ultimately a way to say thank you for all that we receive.”In addition to the students who attended the event, College President Nancy Nekvasil, vice president for Student Affairs Karen Johnson, vice president for Mission Judy Fean and director of Student Involvement and Multicultural Services Gloria Jenkins also made appearances. The evening was meant to showcase the importance of the work that these particular members of the College’s community perform daily, Ogden said. All of those who were nominated to attend the event were nominated by the students of the College based on the work they had done.“This event celebrated the hard work and influence that staff members and professors at Saint Mary’s have had on students,” Ogden said. The dinner was full of noise with chatter about the women being honored and about the dinner in general, Ogden said.“The event began with appetizers and socializing,” she said. “Around 6 p.m. we began dinner with a salad, and students one-by-one read their nomination allowed to honor their faculty member. Approximately 45 people attended.”At the end of the evening, the Women Honoring Women award was given to Diane Fox, director of the Office for Student Success.The dinner was an accomplishment for the SGA, Ogden said, and all enjoyed their Friday evening celebrating the women of the College.“I think the event went really well,” she said. “Many of the attendees afterward said how pleased they were with the event. It was decorated with lost of spring colors. It was a really great event. I believe the attendees enjoyed an evening with their students and felt honored and blessed to be at the event.”Tags: saint mary’s, Saint Mary’s SGA, Women Honoring Women Dinner
Georgia’s recent hot, dry weather has dryland peanut farmers making tough decisions about when to dig their crops, according to Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist.Since much of south Georgia has experienced little to no rainfall in the past month and even less is expected over the next few weeks, Monfort is encouraging farmers to move forward with digging their crops.“We’re still not going to have rain for another month, maybe three weeks. To me, if you’ve got a crop right now, you probably want to get it,” Monfort said. “If your crop is wilting during the day time and not recovering at night, and you don’t have any moisture at all, then I’d probably get it.”To determine if their crop is mature enough for digging, peanut farmers sample about five areas in the field to acquire a total of 200 peanuts for the maturity analysis. Monfort said dryland producers experienced “split crops” early in this year’s harvest season based on the maturity profile board analysis.A “split crop” refers to a sample of peanuts where approximately half of the peanuts are near maturity while the other half is very immature. This happens when the peanut plants experience hot, dry temperatures, which typically occurs in dryland fields, or fields without access to irrigation. Lack of rainfall and extremely hot conditions cause a disruption in the blooming and/or pod set for a period of time.Then farmers face a tough decision; how do they proceed? With half of their sample close to maturity and half that is not, should a grower risk the peanut pods that are ready with hopes that the rest will eventually mature?“What farmers have to start doing there is determining, ‘Where’s my money?’ Do they have enough in that front group that’s mature enough to say, ‘That’s my crop’? If those peanuts are good quality, most of the time I would suggest that the farmer go ahead and dig to grab those,” Monfort said. “Especially since the forecast is not calling for much, if any, rain in the near future. It’s too big of a risk to think those immature peanuts will mature up at some point. There’s no guarantee whatsoever. We can make a choice but it’s a hard one. The later it gets, the more risky it gets.”One positive outcome of the recent dry weather is that it has created perfect conditions for farmers who are in the process of harvesting their peanuts. Peanuts in irrigated fields are drying very quickly after being dug out of the ground. According to Monfort, it usually takes five to seven days for peanuts to dry. That has been reduced to three to four days.He estimates that 15% to 20% of this year’s crop has already been harvested.For more information about Georgia’s peanut production, see peanuts.caes.uga.edu.
When the mercury starts to dip and the dog days of the Southern Appalachian summer begin to fade into the cooler days of autumn, many anglers hang up their waders in favor of other outdoor pursuits. Prevailing wisdom says that cooler water temps will send feeding trout into a lull as insect hatches become rare in some places and nonexistent in others. As summer rains come to an end streams tend to clear and water levels recede. Add to that the changing angles of the sun, which alter trout and insect behavior alike, and you’ve got a tricky puzzle for the even the most seasoned of anglers.But don’t let challenging conditions steer you away from fishing in the fall. There are still lots of fish to be caught and the transitioning scenery, pleasant weather and dwindling crowds make it a great time to be on the water.5 Tips for Fall Fly Fishing1. Tie on a TerrestrialAnts in particular are know to be deadly at certain times in the fall. According to famed fly fishing author Tom Rosenbauer, “there is a period of dry-fly activity on most trout streams every fall that rivals the best hatches of spring. It’s a ‘fall’ (as opposed to a hatch) of migrating winged ants,” Rosenbaurer says, “and when these insects are on the water nearly every trout in the river will feed on the surface with abandon.”2. Streamers are your friend.Trout become more territorial and aggressive in late summer/early fall due to the approaching spawn. Thus they are more likely to strike quick moving baits like streamers. Keep a streamer rod handy this time of year and maximize your chances or roping in an agitated lunker.3. Add some motion.In the fall, when the surface of your favorite river is often covered with falling leaves and twigs, it can be difficult for trout to differentiate between debris and a floating insect. To remedy this dilemma try adding a little motion to your dry fly or terrestrial. More on that method here.4. Keep a low profile.This bit of advice is important year round but particularly so in the fall when the water is low and clear. Trout are used to this seasonal change and they react by becoming cautious and more wary of predators like you. Ensure that you’re not spotted before your fly by wearing earth tones that blend with your surroundings and staying as low to the ground as possible.5. Sleep in.As water and air temperatures change so too should your time of day strategy. By the time October rolls around, gone are the days of early morning productivity. You should instead give the sun a few hours to get up over the mountain. The warmth and light it provides will spur aquatic insects to life, and the trout will be soon to follow. Hit the stream around 12pm and plan on fishing into the late afternoon.
9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When someone makes the move from team member to manager, there are often some new traits and skills that need to be learned and cultivated in order to be effective.Google completed a study after analyzing more than 10,000 managers – reviewing performance evaluations, surveys and nominations for top management awards – that identified several habits of the most effective managers.Michael Schneider, human capital specialist for Welltower, highlights six of these key attributes in an Inc.com post. They include:Mindset and values. Having a growth mindset and an identified set of values can empower managers.Emotional intelligence. The ability to recognize and understand your emotions and others’.Manager transition. It’s OK to be honest and open.Coaching. Effective managers are also good coaches. continue reading »
The world’s best brands are undergoing a radical transformation: they’re fundamentally shifting their perspective from delivering products and services to delivering experiences. This has been going on for a while, but workplace research firm Leesman has recently found that the highest performing organizations are mirroring this philosophy with their employees to build experiential workplaces. It turns out that consumers are employees as well, and they are actively seeking out workplaces that deliver positive experiences over those that are just a place to work. Take a moment and think about which of these two retail environments your working environment could be compared to: Circuit City or an Apple Store? Which would be a better recruiting tool? What is an experiential workplace? When hearing the phrase “experiential workplace,” people might jump to images of ping-pong tables, bean bag chairs, and napping pods. But an experiential workplace isn’t about amenities, it’s about the thought processes and culture driving the design, management, and day-to-day work. It’s about making work into an engaging experience rather than something you just have to do. In their report “The Workplace Experience Revolution,” Leesman uncovered a fascinating vocabulary trend in organizations identified to have experiential workplaces. In these organizations, employees used different words to describe themselves and the work they do. They were making contributions rather than being productive, they were active participants rather than employees, and they saw their management as a responsive support system. An experiential workplace is one that elevates an employee’s experience at work, giving them a dopamine response not unlike the one they receive when walking into an Apple store or their favorite coffee shop. This type of workplace will inspire your staff and put them in the mindset to create incredible member experiences. How can you make your workplace experiential? This is not something that happens overnight or that can be achieved with a physical renovation alone. Leesman compares this shift in workplaces to the industrial revolution, a turbulent period of change that lasted several decades. But with the right strategy, your organization can lead the way. The first step towards creating an experiential workplace is listening, engaging, and keeping an open mind. Engage your staff, understand how they are supported by not only their physical workplace but also workplace policies and interactions with their staff and culture. Gather as much information as possible to understand the experience you are currently delivering. Now you can start building a path towards an experiential workplace that will inspire your team. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Speidell Jay Speidell is the Marketing Manager at Momentum, a strategic design-build partner that takes a people centric approach to helping credit unions across the nation thrive. Web: www.momentumbuilds.com Details
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman was arrested for fleeing the scene of a crash that killed a 28-year-old man and injured three others in the suspect’s hometown of Medford over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Kathy HoranKathy Horan, 61, was driving her Hyundai Santa Fe eastbound on Granny Road when she struck Peter Quoma, of Selden, and his two passengers who were standing near his parked Nissan Maxima, as well as a 58-year-old Lake Grove woman who was standing next to her parked vehicle at 8:21 p.m. Friday, police said.Horan allegedly fled the scene. Quoma had hit the Lake Grove woman’s car moments earlier, police said. He was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead.The other three victims were treated at local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries. Horan was not injured.Horan was charged with leaving the scene of an incident involving a fatality without reporting it and leaving the scene of an accident involving serious physical injury. Her bail was set at $150,000 bond or $75,000 cash. She is due back in court Thursday.Suffolk County Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about the incident to call them at 631-852-6555.
The first study to analyze the structure of the novel coronavirus from two waves of infection in a major city found that a more contagious strain dominates recent samples, researchers from Houston Methodist Hospital said on Wednesday.They examined more than 5,000 genomes from viruses recovered in the earliest phase of the pandemic in Houston, an ethnically diverse city of 7 million, and from an ongoing more recent wave of infections.The study, which has not yet been reviewed by outside experts, found that nearly all strains in the second wave had a mutation, known as D614G, which has been shown to increase the number of “spikes” on the crown-shaped virus. The spikes are what allow the virus to bind to and infect cells, increasing the ability of the mutated virus to infect cells.The Houston researchers said patients infected with the variant strain had significantly higher amounts of the virus on initial diagnosis.But they found little evidence that mutations in the virus have made it deadlier, noting that severity of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, was more strongly linked to patients’ underlying medical conditions and genetics.They also said some regions of the spike protein – the primary target of coronavirus vaccines now in development – showed several mutations, possibly indicating that the virus is changing in order to evade the body’s immune response.Previous studies have shown that the coronavirus is mutating and evolving as it adapts to its human hosts. Topics :
Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Mar 2020 12:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link932Shares Comment Jimenez insists he’s ‘happy’ at Wolves (Picture: Getty)Raul Jimenez has no reason to leave Wolves amid transfer interest from Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid. That’s the view of Wolverhampton Wanderers legend Steve Bull, who believes the Mexico international can win silverware at Molineux.Jimenez, who has scored 13 goals and provided six assists in 28 Premier League starts this season, insists he’s ‘happy’ at the West Midlands club and won’t seek an exit even if Nuno Espirito Santo’s side fail to qualify for the Champions League. And Wolves hero Bull, who scored more than 300 goals in 13 seasons in Wolverhampton, expects Jimenez to stay true to his word.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘I cannot see any reason why he would want to leave,’ Bull told the Shropshire Star.‘Jimenez can score goals for fun as he has the talent, the work-rate and – most importantly – the supply.‘It is not as if he has running his socks off, doing a lot of work for the team, and getting nothing in return. Raul Jimenez told to snub Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid by Wolves legend Bull (right) is a big fan of Jimenez (Picture: AMA/Getty)‘He gets chances in every single game he plays, so no wonder he is happy being here.‘Real Madrid, of course, have been linked with Jimenez in the Spanish press.‘And even though he has come out and outlined his commitment to Wolves, such speculation is likely to continue over the next few months.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘It shows how far we have come when our players are being associated with such teams.‘The ultimate question, though, is whether Jimenez can fulfil his ambitions – winning silverware – at Wolves?‘For me at least, the answer to that is an emphatic yes.’Should Raul Jimenez leave Wolves?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement