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Courtyard House at Mungo Brush / CHROFI

first_imgArchDaily Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Sculptform, Big River Group, Caesarstone, Parisi, Academy Tiles, Alspec – Pro Gluide, Bosch, Euroluce, Lysaght Steel Courtyard House at Mungo Brush / CHROFISave this projectSaveCourtyard House at Mungo Brush / CHROFI Australia Area:  96 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensClients:FABPREFABEngineering:Building Services EngineersConsultants:SDA StructuresCity:Mungo BrushCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Clinton WeaverText description provided by the architects. Courtyard House is a prefabricated, off grid, modern interpretation of the traditional Australian rural home. The verandah is enlarged to become an outdoor room, whilst the traditional perimeter garden is reduced to a contained courtyard to allow the house to engage more directly with its natural surroundings. A sliding screen to the rear of the dwelling allows flexibility between providing an intimate courtyard or opening up to the expansive landscape. At 96sqm the dwelling challenges the scale and notion of the typical Australian home. The building is completely off-grid, generates its own solar power, and harvests its own rainwater. Passive systems are used to naturally ventilate and shade the building.Save this picture!© Clinton WeaverSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Clinton WeaverThe prefabricated offsite construction allows the dwelling to lightly touch the ground without degrading the site with invasive construction methodologies. The dwelling sits in the centre of the clearing, resolved as a three-dimensional object floating in space. The building has no sense of a front, back or side, but rather engages with the landscape on all sides. The verandah and enclosed courtyard each provide a mediated connection between the interior and the landscape.Save this picture!© Clinton WeaverSave this picture!© Clinton WeaverThe compressed footprint creates a warm and intimate environment that has a dynamic connection to its environment. The multitude of visual connections that cut across the reduced floor plan connects the inhabitants with the ever-changing light quality of the landscape. The brief was to design a small prefabricated home that had a generous sense of space, within a very small footprint, a challenge in a building typology normally dictated by narrow proportions.Save this picture!© Clinton WeaverThe prefabricated modules were to be concealed in the overall form of the building, disguising the typology and giving the structure a sense of permanence on the site. The normally linear proportion of the prefabricated module is disguised by connecting offset modules to create a more generous and dynamic living configuration. The design was to be adapted to different site conditions, this was achieved by developing a floor plan that could be rotated or mirrored to respond to a site’s orientation or aspect.Save this picture!© Clinton WeaverProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Taiwan Intervention at the 2021 Venice Biennale’s Collateral Events Unpacks the …Architecture NewsArmenian Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale Highlights the Diasporic CommunitiesArchitecture News Share “COPY” Somewhere CopyHouses•Mungo Brush, Australia Projects Year:  Architects: CHROFI Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCHROFIOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIcebergOn InstagramOn FacebookMungo BrushAustraliaPublished on May 13, 2021Cite: “Courtyard House at Mungo Brush / CHROFI” 13 May 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Courtyard House at Mungo Brush / CHROFI ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944055/courtyard-house-at-mungo-brush-chrofi Clipboard Photographs:  Clinton Weaver Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Landscape: Houses 2018 “COPY” Save this picture!© Clinton Weaver+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944055/courtyard-house-at-mungo-brush-chrofi Clipboardlast_img read more

Wealthiest women in UK

 26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, is now Britain’s highest-paid woman, according to a new list. The Times reports that she earned £20.5 million last year. Sixty four women earned more than £1 million in the past year, including computer company founder Nikki Beckett (£14.03m), property magnate Winifred Linnett (£9.76m), advertiser Diane Beford (£5.49m), and Carol Vorderman (£2.8m)Read Harry Potter author nets £20m, by Linus Gregoriadis at The Times. Advertisement Howard Lake | 20 August 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Wealthiest women in UK read more

Ask and You Shall Receive: A Fundraising Training Program for Religious Organizations and Projects Set Includes Leader and

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News Ask and You Shall Receive: A Fundraising Training Program for Religious Organizations and Projects Set Includes Leader and  16 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Kingston Smith announces winning charity films of 2016 Creative Vision Award

first_imgKingston Smith announces winning charity films of 2016 Creative Vision Award AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Two films, created for Refuge and Create, have won this year’s 2016 Creative Vision Award, announced by Kingston Smith and Bournemouth University.The short brand films were created by film students and the awards are worth £150,000 each.Refuge’s film (main image) by the Alpaca Chinos, a team of film students from Bournemouth University, is a toy animation set in a child’s bedroom, showing a woman trapped through domestic violence. It uses a snow globe to demonstrate how a woman experiencing abuse is trapped and isolated from the outside world by her perpetrator. As the female character begins to reach out for support, she is assisted by the other toys, which represent Refuge, and breaks free from the globe to begin a new life.Team Pablo’s winning film for Create reflects the sense of empowerment that Create’s workshops bring to young carers, who can often feel isolated by their responsibilities. It showcases the breadth of creative art forms that Create works in, from photography to music to art, the film shows how the charity’s workshops provide young carers with skills, friendship and confidence.[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDUQK99d290[/youtube] Nicky Goulder, co-founder and chief executive of Create, said:“We’ve been blown away by the creativity, ingenuity and skill of the young animators, and are delighted with the film they have created. The issues faced by young carers, including social isolation, lack of opportunities and low levels of confidence, are largely unknown by the general public. This animation will help us to raise awareness of these issues, and of the life-changing power of the creative arts.”The Creative Vision Award was launched by Kingston Smith in 2015, in partnership with Bournemouth University’s BFX Competition to encourage and support success and innovation across two of Kingston Smith’s key sectors: charity and media,The event also marked the launch of the 2017 Creative Vision Award, which opened on19th October, and offers two further charities the opportunity to win their own digital brand film. More details about the Kingston Smith Creative Vision Award and how to apply are available on its website. Advertisement Melanie May | 31 October 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: competition media video  123 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Russia: RSF condemns well-known Sochi blogger’s arrest

first_img Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 5, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News January 24, 2018 Russia: RSF condemns well-known Sochi blogger’s arrest RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of EuropeInternet Читать по-русски / Read in Russian Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate conditional release of Alexander Valov, a popular blogger in Sochi, in southwestern Russia, on the grounds that no evidence has been produced to support the extortion charge on which he is being held.Two days after BlogSochi editor Valov’s arrest on 19 January, a judge ordered him held provisionally for at least two months pending trial on a charge of trying to extort money from Yury Napso, a leading Sochi politician who is a representative in the Duma (Russian parliament).But the charge against Valov, who is well-known for his often critical blog posts about the resort city’s prominent residents, is based solely on a complaint filed by Napso’s assistant, with no sworn statement, no material evidence and no statement by Napso himself.“There is no basis for Alexander Valov’s provisional detention,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We call for the immediate release of this blogger, who has a right to a fair and impartial investigation of the charges against him.”Napso already sued Valov for defamation when the blogger accused him of appropriating a section of the beach in Sochi in order to build a private swimming pool. Valov was ordered to pay Napso 1,500,000 roubles (21,500 euros) in damages on appeal last month.The situation of the media in Sochi was the subject of a report by RSF in 2013. Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News Follow the news on Russia Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alertscenter_img News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of EuropeInternet Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Credit: BlogSochi.ru Related documents РБГ осуждает арест известного блогера из СочиPDF – 202.14 KB Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption to go further RSF_en May 21, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Bowie State University opens a lounge-style food pantry for students in need

first_imgBowie State University(BOWIE, Md.) — A Maryland university has opened a new food pantry for students with the aim of eliminating the stigma of utilizing the resource for their nutritional needs.Bowie State University upgraded its previous, smaller food bank to a larger, welcoming space after receiving the $10,000 grant from Food Lion Feeds, Brent Swinton, Bowie’s vice president for institutional advancement, told ABC News. It contains both non-perishable items and fresh produce several times a week as well as toiletries and other supplies.School administrators decided to create the lounge after noticing a national trend of students needing “extra nourishment” during the day, Swinton said.About 45% of 86,000 college students nationwide said they experience food insecurity, according to a 2019 survey by the Hope Center for College Community and Justice at Temple University in Philadelphia. Data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study found that 39% of undergraduates fell at or below 130% of the federal poverty line in 2016.The food pantry is located near the library and computer lab, making it convenient for students to stop by to pick up what they need or hang out in the lounge area, Swinton said. The space was created to encourage students — both on campus and those who commute — to take advantage of the resource and not worry about any stigmas that may be associated with needing help, he added.Students who may be in need of help include athletes whose scholarships only provide them with a five-day meal plan, leaving them to provide their own meals on the weekends.Sadiyah Jenkins, a senior psychology major who attended the pantry’s ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, emphasized the need for the pantry for the student population. She described the space to ABC News as convenient as well as “very fun” and “very welcoming.”Jenkins plans on going to the bank once or twice a week to grab a few items.“If I need more, I know I can always come back,” she said.Currently, the food pantry is open for limited hours but organizers are aiming to extend those hours and ensure it’s running seven days a week, Swinton said. The bank will continue to be stocked by the local Food Lion grocery store and the Capital Area Food Bank as well as by alumni and other local donors.The university believes that focusing on the needs of students outside the classroom will help them achieve inside the classroom and eventually graduate, Swinton said. It is the first HBCU in Maryland and one of the first in the country to provide such a program, Swinton said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ecopetrol forms joint venture with Occidental for Permian Basin acreage

first_imgUnder the deal, the companies agreed to form a strategic partnership to develop unconventional reservoirs in nearly 97,000 acres of the Permian Basin in Texas Image: The JV should add roughly 160 million barrels of oil-equivalent (Mmboe) to Ecopetrol’s proven reserves by the end of 2019. Photo: courtesy of skeeze/Pixabay. Colombia’s state-run oil company Ecopetrol has closed its joint venture deal with Occidental Petroleum for the development of Permian Basin acreage.Under the deal, the companies agreed to form a strategic partnership to develop unconventional reservoirs in nearly 97,000 acres in the Permian Basin in Texas.For the development of the acreage, Ecopetrol Permian, 100% owned by Ecopetro has acquired a 49% stake in Rodeo Midland Basin, with Occidental maintaining its 51% ownership.Under the joint venture, Rodeo Midland Basin’s economic activity will be directed towards the execution of the joint development plan.Ecopetrol has made an initial payment of approximately 876.5m for the dealThe Colombian company paid an initial payment of around $876.5m, which is about half of the total transaction value for the acquisition and completion of the deal. It initial payment includes nearly $750m for the transaction itself and about $126.5m in estimated expenditures of the development plan for 2019.Occidental president and CEO Vicki Hollub said: “We are highly confident that the actions we already have in progress will allow us to exceed the upper end of our original $10 to $15 billion divestiture goal by the middle of 2020.“Closing the Midland Basin Joint Venture and completing the sale of additional non-core assets are the latest examples of Occidental’s progress towards further strengthening our balance sheet.”The project currently has two rigs in operation. Two wells have been drilled and are in completion, with the first production expected by the end of this year. The companies plan to operate four rigs by the end of 2020.The companies said that: “The transaction is aligned with Ecopetrol’s strategic priorities outlined in the 2019-2021 business plan, which are focused on reserves and production growth under strict capital discipline, supported by exploration activities, enhanced oil recovery, unconventional resources and the internationalization of operations.“It also strengthens Ecopetrol’s relationship with a respected, strategic partner, highly experienced in the development of unconventional resources.”last_img read more

Exclusive: London virtual tours firm bags global estate agency deal

first_imgA UK proptech company has signed a deal to supply a virtual viewings service to a property firm with 40,000 estate agents and 2,750 offices across 35 countries.North London firm EyeSpy360’s virtual viewings platform is being rolled out across the global RE/MAX Integra network as its agents rush to offer vendors, landlords, tenants and property buyers a way around viewings and open house restrictions present in most countries around the world.The US-based global estate agency franchise is rebranding the UK firm’s tech as RE/MAX 360 Tours, which will be available online, on social media and with or without analytics.RE/MAX agents will enable them to upload 360 degree photos from their smartphones or cameras to create professional  quality virtual tours, 3D models and floor plans with measurements and still pictures.As we have reported before, EyeSpy360’s tech is unusual because it enables agents to conduct digitally accompanied walk-through tours with up to eight people.“As the world moves through this pandemic and finds new ways to do business, we know there’s no going back,” says Christopher Alexander from RE/MAX Integra.“There is an unprecedented paradigm shift afoot; instantly changing our behaviours both at work and at home, augmented by the adoption of technologies across many areas of our lives,” says Andrew Nicholls, CEO of EyeSpy360 (left).“RE/MAX’s reaction, agility, and determination to equip their agents with the latest and most relevant tech have been awe-inspiring.We look forward to working closely with RE/MAX as a key partner in the future by supporting their technological capabilities and offering.”Read more about EyeSpy360Christopher Alexander RE/MAX Andrew Nicholls EyeSpy 360 May 7, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Exclusive: London virtual tours firm bags global estate agency deal previous nextProptechExclusive: London virtual tours firm bags global estate agency dealEyeSpy360’s tech is to be used by RE/MAX’s army of 40,000 estate agents as physical viewings continue to be problematical in many countries including the UK.Nigel Lewis7th May 202002,690 Viewslast_img read more

Advising the president

first_img“Washington is Washington, and then there is the rest of the country, and there is a detachment that is hard to explain unless you have spent a fair amount of time in Washington.”Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Barack Obama (and unofficial “first friend”) knows whereof she speaks.The assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs and public engagement shared her insider’s perspective on Washington gridlock with a crowd at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) on Feb. 19.Jarrett cited Republicans who refuse to engage, lobbyists who fight legislation such as financial regulation, and media that have helped to polarize the national dialogue as all playing roles in preventing critical reforms from moving forward.Describing the everyday legislative process, such as that surrounding the health care debate, as “really, really ugly,” Jarrett compared the machinery of creating law to a sausage-making factory where the best intentions and the facts get “lost in the morass of Washington.”“It’s been one year, and Rome wasn’t built in a day,” said Jarrett, addressing some of the president’s former supporters — and current critics — who expected quick and sweeping change. Obama’s commitment to a variety of reform efforts, she insisted, is as “vibrant today as it was one year ago.”In the near future, Jarrett said, Obama plans to post online a version of a revised health care bill that would be “good for the American people,” in advance of a health care summit with recalcitrant Republicans later this month. She said he will respond to good counterproposals, and will continue to be “open for change.”Christened “first friend” by David Gergen, himself a longtime presidential adviser who moderated the session at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Jarrett said she first met Obama and his future wife, Michelle Robinson, while working in Chicago government.Jarrett said Michelle was an “extraordinary woman” whom she was eager to hire. Before Robinson said yes, recalled Jarrett, Robinson asked her to dinner to meet her fiancé, Barack, so the three could talk about the position.That first encounter, said Jarrett, gave her an early look at the character of the future president and some of the qualities that he carried with him into the Oval Office. “He was a very good listener,” said Jarrett, and, despite asking “inquisitive questions,” made her feel instantly at ease.Jarrett went on to serve as co-chair of the Obama-Biden presidential transition and as senior adviser to Obama’s presidential campaign.Jarrett lauded Obama’s even temperament as president, as well as his disciplined thought process, his sense of empathy, and his ability to bring together groups of people with various opinions and “make everyone feel very comfortable opening up.”Asked by Gergen, HKS professor of public service and director of the School’s Center for Public Leadership, how she is most helpful to the president, Jarrett said that comes in her ability to be blunt with the nation’s commander in chief.“The higher I think you go, the harder it is to find people who will actually tell you the truth, particularly when they disagree with you,” she said, adding, “I feel very free to tell him when I completely disagree with him — respectfully, of course.”Encouraging members of the next generation to consider pursuing careers in public service, Jarrett urged them to follow their passions.“Don’t be afraid,” she said, “to take a leap of faith and try something that’s a little bit outside of your comfort zone.”The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Public Leadership.last_img read more

Hammonds to step down as dean in July

first_imgHarvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds announced today that she will step down as dean on July 1, choosing to return to teaching and research in the departments of the History of Science and African and African American Studies. Hammonds will focus on scholarship, research, and teaching, heading a groundbreaking new program for the Study of Race and Gender in Science and Medicine at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute.“Being dean of Harvard College has been an immensely rewarding experience for me, but I miss engaging deeply with my scholarship and teaching,” said Hammonds, the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of History of Science and African and African American Studies.“I am looking forward to redesigning my classes in light of new technologies and modes of teaching, and I’m eager to return to my teaching and research on race, genomics and gender in science and medicine.”Hammonds will take a sabbatical after 11 years of continuous service before returning to her teaching program and her scholarship.“Dean Evelynn Hammonds has led Harvard College through years of remarkable transformation,” said President Drew Faust. “She has played an essential role in ushering in both Gen Ed and Wintersession, in launching the renewal of the Houses, and in creating an array of new spaces and resources vital to life in Harvard College. She has fully invested herself in improving the experience of our undergraduates both inside and outside the classroom, and in promoting a culture of inclusion and community across the College. I’m grateful to her for all she has done to help our undergraduates thrive, and we will be fortunate to continue benefiting from her talents and wisdom when she returns to the faculty after a well-deserved sabbatical.”Under Hammonds’ leadership, Harvard College made important strides on a number of fronts:  As dean, she:Led the House Renewal Programming Planning Project for renewal of the Harvard College undergraduate Houses, setting the framework for already announced work on Old Quincy, Leverett McKinlock, and Dunster;Led the launch of the General Education Program and the transition from the Core Curriculum;Worked in collaboration with the deans of the three Faculty of Arts and Sciences divisions to build and expand the Summer Research Village for students engaged in undergraduate research, including programs in engineering, social sciences, business, and the arts and humanities:Program for Research in Science and Engineering (PRISE)Behavioral Laboratory in the Social Sciences (BLISS)Program for Research in Markets and Organizations (PRIMO)Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program (SHARP) Led the launch of the Rockefeller grants for student international experiences, which provided a substantial increase in funding for College students to study abroad;Established two academic integrity committees focused on strengthening academic integrity at Harvard College;Launched Wintersession and developed Wintersession programming after the academic calendar change;Oversaw the logistical work to welcome back the Navy and Army ROTC to Harvard College;Charged the first taskforce on BGLTQ issues which led to the creation of the first BGLTQ Office;Renovated a host of undergraduate social spaces, including the Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH) and the House grilles.“For the past five years, Dean Hammonds has been an important partner in our efforts to reinvigorate the student experience at Harvard College,” said Michael D. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  “From helping kick off House Renewal to spearheading the development of Wintersession, Dean Hammonds has changed the College for the better, not only for today’s students but for generations of undergraduates to come.  As dean, she has been deeply committed to the well-being of students and passionate about supporting their opportunities to explore their academic and extracurricular interests.  I want to thank her for her work on behalf of Harvard’s undergraduates and to wish her well as she returns full time to teaching and scholarship.”Hammonds noted that she has continued to teach and research during her deanship, juggling those responsibilities with the 24/7 nature of dean-related duties.In 2008, Hammonds became the first African-American and the first woman to be named dean of Harvard College, charged with overseeing the academic curriculum, the Harvard residential Houses, and other key areas of college life for undergraduates. Formerly, Hammonds had served as Harvard’s first Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.With the expansion of financial aid, Hammonds said she was inspired to serve as dean in order to help the College meet the challenge of supporting a student body that has become the most diverse in Harvard’s history, with students from all over the world and from many different backgrounds.“With access to social media and changing expectations of students for academic and support services, I wanted to make a difference and help the College better serve this population of students,” she said. “These are areas that really matter to students, and I worked to help units in the College meet these challenges.”Born and raised in Atlanta, Hammonds graduated in 1976 with dual undergraduate degrees: a B.S. in physics from Spelman College and a B.E.E. in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech. She earned a master’s degree in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and started her career as a software engineer. She earned a Ph.D. at Harvard in the history of science, and then began her teaching career at MIT, where she was a founding director of MIT’s Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, Technology, and Medicine.Hammonds will continue to serve on a number of boards and advisory committees. She is a member of President Obama’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and a trustee of Spelman College. She serves on the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation and as an overseer of the Museum of Science in Boston.Hammonds said she is eager to inaugurate the new program at the Du Bois Institute.“Despite the inordinate impact that science and medicine have had on the lives of African Americans since their arrival in this country, scholarship on how our notions of race have shaped and have been shaped by the scientific and medical enterprise remains woefully understudied,” Hammonds said. “I want to continue work that I began at MIT to engage with scholars from around the world in transdisciplinary research on the role of race in science and medicine. There are many exciting questions to explore, especially with the explosion of genomics research. I am very pleased that the Du Bois Institute and Harvard will support this new program.”last_img read more