An email sent Wednesday from Notre Dame’s Off Campus Council notified students of a burglary and attempted burglary that took place last weekend. A burglary to a student residence took place Sunday between 12 a.m. and 9 a.m. on the 700 block of N. Notre Dame Ave., the email stated. Entry was gained by raising a screen then opening an unlocked window, and an Apple laptop was taken. The email also stated someone broke into a car at that site and took a backpack. Subject information is not available. An attempted burglary also occurred in the same block between Friday at 11:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 a.m., the email stated. Entry was attempted by breaking a porch window, but nothing was taken. Subject information is unavailable for that incident as well, according to the email. The email directed students to the crime prevention tips listed on the Notre Dame Security Police website and the live crime map of Notre Dame, South Bend and Mishawaka at www.crimereports.com.
The University of Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher Allen announced the winners of four new Medical Group awards at the practice’s annual holiday reception held December 7, 2010. The awards, newly created to highlight Fletcher Allen’s academic mission and recognize the outstanding work of UVM/Fletcher Allen faculty, each carry a $1,500 cash award and $6,000 block grant related to the award’s focus.Allyson Bolduc, M.D., associate professor of family medicine, was named CME (Continuing Medical Education) Educator of the Year in recognition of her role of course director for the long-standing and highly successful Family Medicine Review Course from 2006 through 2009. Under Dr. Bolduc’s direction, attendance at the longest-running family medicine conference in the country grew by approximately 30 percent.Barry Heath, M.D., professor of pediatrics, director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and chief, Division of Inpatient and Critical Care at Vermont Children’s Hospital, was named GME (Graduate Medical Education) Teacher of the Year for his unique and innovative teaching of medical residents and fellows. Dr. Heath is described by residents and fellows as an enthusiastic teacher who is patient with new learners and communicates well with the health care teamChristopher Huston, M.D., associate professor of infectious disease, was named Junior Researcher of the Year. This award honors a researcher who is less than 10 years out from graduation from residency or fellowship training. The author of 18 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Huston’s research focuses on the molecular basis for the pathogenesis of invasive infection by an intestinal amoeba that is the second leading protozoan cause of death in the world.Hillel Panitch, M.D., professor of neurology, was named Senior Researcher of the Year. This award honors a researcher who is more than 10 years out from graduation from residency or fellowship training. Dr. Panitch, who passed away on December 23, 2010, served as director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Fletcher Allen for ten years. He made seminal research contributions in defining the pathophysiology and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. His animal studies suggested that MS is an autoimmune disease; human studies confirmed this and revealed disease mechanisms that led to interventional therapies that are now the standard of care worldwide.Burlington, Vt. – The University of Vermont
The Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry has suggested reducing school hours to only four hours a day without breaks as concerns mount over “new normal” protocols for students.”Our recommendation is to remove break time and shorten the school hours to four hours a day,” the ministry’s deputy assistant for child protection in emergency situations and pornography, Ciput Eka Purwianti, said on Thursday.Another scenario prepared for the new normal at schools was to alter the start and end of school hours to avoid a buildup of students at campus entrances. The government is planning to ease the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) policy — aimed at curbing COVID-19 transmission in public areas — gradually and embrace a new normal by slowly reopening schools, offices and shopping centers as well as other public places with heightened health protocols.However, many have questioned the decision as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths still continue to rise across the country.The National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) suggested that students study from home until the country is declared free from COVID-19. “The study-from-home policy should remain in effect until Indonesia is free from the novel coronavirus pandemic,” chairman Arist Merdeka Sirait said in a statement on Wednesday. He said he would soon send a letter to the Education and Culture Ministry regarding the matter. Read also: Five percent of Indonesia’s COVID-19 cases are children: MinistryAccording to Indonesian Pediatric Association data, at least 584 children in Indonesia have tested positive for COVID-19 as of May 18, 14 of whom died of the disease. Up to 3,324 children have been placed under surveillance (PDP), 129 of whom have.Social media influencer Hana Handoko created an online petition through change.org last week, demanding a continuation of the study-from-home policy to protect children from the life-threatening disease.She cited cases of COVID-19 transmissions in France and Finland after the respective governments decided to reopen schools, despite the ongoing pandemic. “Hopefully, the government will learn from what happened in France and Finland and extend distance study sessions to protect our next generation,” Hana said. The petition has garnered nearly 45,000 signatures as of Friday morning. Topics :