News Article | April 20, 2017
The trees are being planted on the 15-acre Midd-West School District Agricultural Education Center and are intended to buffer the waterway from any impacts from a nearby livestock barn on the property. "Farmers are among the original stewards of our land and water resources, so it's appropriate that these young people who are studying agriculture as part of their education are learning good water and soil stewardship," said Redding. "With more than 33,000 active Pennsylvania's farms located in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, we must balance our commitment to a vibrant agricultural sector with our commitment to water quality." The Midd-West FFA Chapter is a student-run leadership organization of 330 members enrolled in agricultural education courses at Midd-West High School. "The agricultural education program at Midd-West High School is committed to providing the most authentic, yet sustainable learning environments for students," Agricultural Science Instructor David Bittner said. "This includes managing our fields, forests, and waterways just as agricultural producers do every day." Dunn noted that DCNR Bureau of Forestry service foresters located in each of the 20 forest districts statewide can assist landowners with information about planting forest buffers. Forest buffers along stream banks prevent sediments and nutrients from the land from entering the water, and provide shade to help keep water temperatures cooler for trout and other stream life. DCNR's mission is connected to water conservation and quality through: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wolf-administration-highlights-stream-buffers-for-role-in-protecting-pennsylvania-water-quality-300442800.html SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
News Article | April 26, 2017
O'LYN Roofing announced today that its owners, Michael and Linda Olen, attended the International Roofing Expo (IRE) last month in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the 62nd Annual IRE and their biggest, most successful one yet! -- O'LYN Roofing announced today that its owners, Michael and Linda Olen, attended the International Roofing Expo (IRE) last month in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the 62Annual IRE and their biggest, most successful one yet! The sold-out show took place from March 1-3, 2017 and drew a record setting attendance of 11,273 roofing professionals. Over its many years, IRE has become a must-attend event for anyone in the roofing industry; commercial and residential alike. The attendance list of the International Roofing Expo reads like a who's-who of the industry with representatives from 8 of the top roofing and construction companies. The top companies in attendance were: CentiMark, Tecta America, Baker Roofing Co., Nation's Roof, Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal, Best Contracting Services, Empire Roofing and Titan Roofing. Roofing professionals flock to this expo so that they may stay up-to-date on market trends and technological advances that could potentially change the face of the industry.There were 44 different educational sessions offered, each one addressing a multitude of industry issues. But if those sessions weren't enough, there were also educational opportunities on the show floor via The Roofing Institute and the GAF Education Center; giving attendees plenty of opportunities to deepen their understanding of the industry as well as enjoy themselves. This year's show has widely been touted as the best in IRE's 62-year history. Attendance had increased 39% from the year past and the excitement of the participants was palpable throughout the entirety of the show. Show Director, Tracy Garcia, said "this was an amazing show to find leading-edge products, high-level education and numerous networking opportunities". A representative from Commercial Roofers Inc. said of the show "the sessions were educational, surprising and entertaining. The expo floor was filled with great energy. This was the best IRE show to date".Michael and Linda always make a point to attend IRE. For them, attending this expo is a crucial part of ensuring that O'LYN Roofing is at the forefront of the industry. "IRE is always a great event" Michael Olen said about his experience last month, "Getting a chance to discuss best practices and new technologies with other industry experts helps to shape the systems we use at O'LYN. It ensures that we are steering the company in the right direction and are doing what's best for our customers and employees". Next year's International Roofing Expo will be held in New Orleans February 6-8and after setting the bar so high this year, it will be exciting to see what they do next.To learn more about the International Roofing Expo, please visit: https://theroofingexpo.com To learn more about O'LYN Roofing, please visit: www.olynroofing.com
News Article | May 11, 2017
For her exceptional leadership as a scientist, writer, educator, communicator and advocate of tsunami research and preparedness, the Seismological Society of America (SSA) honors Lori Dengler with the 2017 Frank Press Public Service Award. Dengler, a Professor Emeritus at Humboldt State University, will receive the Press Award at Seismology of the Americas, a joint meeting of the SSA and the Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission (LACSC), to be held 23-26 April 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. "California's level of preparedness for earthquakes and tsunamis, particularly along the north coast that is part of Cascadia, is very much due to [Dengler's] efforts to bring the science to the public, the local, regional, tribal, state and federal officials who must make and support preparations, and the emergency managers who have to deal with the effects of earthquakes and tsunamis," said Peggy Hellweg, operations manager at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory. For more than 30 years, Dengler has been a tireless force in preparing coastal communities in California and around the world for tsunamis. She participated in post-event field teams studying tsunamis in 1998 in Papua New Guinea, 2004 in Indonesia, 2010 Chile and 2011 in Japan, among others, and as a result was a coordinating co-author on the UNESCO-IOC's International Post-Tsunami Survey Field Guide. For the U.S., Dengler served as a member of the group that developed the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program and authored the program's initial Strategic Implementation Plan for Mitigation Projects as the Scientific Lead from California. On the regional level, Dengler was a founding member of the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group in 1996 to bring together local, state, tribal, and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations and businesses to reduce and learn more about seismic risks along California's northern coast. "Living on Shaky Ground: How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Northern California," a preparedness guide developed by Dengler, has become a model for similar citizen guides throughout California. In 2015, Dengler co-authored The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome: A Tsunami Boat Comes Home, a bilingual Japanese-English children's book about a small fishing boat that was swept across the Pacific Ocean by the 2011 Japan tsunami and came ashore in Crescent City, California two years later. The book and a surrounding outreach project are the basis of a new school curriculum in California on earthquakes and tsunami preparedness. Dengler received her bachelor's (1968), master's (1973), and Ph.D. (1979) degrees in geophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. She has served as the director of the Humboldt Earthquake Education Center since 1986, was recognized as Humboldt State University's Scholar of the Year in 2008 and was the 2009 recipient of the Alfred E. Alquist Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Earthquake Safety. The Frank Press Public Service Award honors outstanding contributions to the advancement of public safety or public information relating to seismology. This award may be given to any individual, combination of individuals, or organization. The call for nominations for next year's Press award, along with a list of past winners, is available at the Seismological Society of America's website, http://www. . The Seismological Society of America is a scientific society devoted to the advancement of earthquake science. Founded in 1906 in San Francisco, the Society now has members throughout the world representing a variety of technical interests: seismologists and other geophysicists, geologists, engineers, insurers, and policy-makers in preparedness and safety.
News Article | May 11, 2017
As the commemoration of the Centennial of World War I (2014-19) continues, the National World War I Museum and Memorial serves as a fitting place to honor and recognize the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their country during Memorial Day weekend. Additionally, the Museum invites the public to “find your World War I connection” and discover how the Great War affected your family through records, photographs and more with a variety of programs throughout the weekend. Admission to the Museum is free for veterans and active duty military personnel, while admission for the public is half-price all weekend (Friday-Monday, May 26-29). The Museum offers several events during the course of the weekend for people of all ages and interests, including a free public ceremony at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day featuring renowned photographer Michael St Maur Sheil. St Maur Sheil’s exhibitions of contemporary photographs of World War I battlefields have been seen by millions of people across the world and are currently featured in the exhibition Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-1918 at the Museum. Half-price admission on Friday is courtesy of Sports Radio 810 WHB. Additional support for Memorial Day Weekend activities is provided by Armed Forces Insurance and the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund of Kansas City, Mo. WORLD WAR I RESEARCH STATIONS When: All Day, Friday-Sunday, May 26-29 Where: Outside J.C. Nichols Auditorium Lobby What: Find your connection to World War I during Memorial Day weekend through research stations at the Museum. With access to multiple databases including, Fold3.com, Ancestry.com, the Museum’s online collections database, the American Battlefield Monuments Commission and the National Archives, discover how the Great War affected your family through records, photographs and much more. FREE to the public. VIETNAM ERA BELL UH-1 IROQUOIS “HUEY” HELICOPTER DISPLAY When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 29 Where: Rectangular Drive at the National World War I Museum and Memorial What: The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #243 will provide an iconic Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopter for display. FREE to the public. VINTAGE MILITARY VEHICLE DISPLAY When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 27 Where: Southeast Lawn outside the National World War I Museum and Memorial What: The Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) will display nearly 20 vintage military vehicles from World War II, Korean War and Operation Desert Storm. MVPA members will be available to answer questions about their collection. Availability subject to weather. FREE to the public. FIELDS OF BATTLE, LANDS OF PEACE TOURS When: 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, May 27-28; 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 29 Where: Tours begin at Guest Services inside the National World War I Museum and Memorial What: Join award-winning photojournalist and curator Michael St Maur Sheil on a brief walking tour of the special centennial outdoor exhibition Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-1918. Hear the stories behind the incredible contemporary photographs. Book purchase suggested and reservation required. Limited space available. FREE to the public. 2017 BATTLEFIELD TOUR: THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME When: Noon, Saturday, May 27 Where: R.A. Long Education Center What: What’s it like to experience the battlefields of World War I in person? Find out details of the upcoming commemorative journey to breathtaking places in Europe with the National World War I Museum and Memorial and Battlefield Tour guide/photojournalist Michael St Maur Sheil. Museum staff will be on hand to answer questions. FREE with RSVP. HANDS-ON HISTORY When: 2 p.m., Saturday, May 27 Where: Near Paul Sunderland Glass Bridge inside the National World War I Museum and Memorial What: History is brought to life during this family-friendly program, where kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 35TH INFANTRY DIVISION BAND CONCERT When: 2 p.m., Saturday, May 27 Where: J.C. Nichols Auditorium inside the National World War I Museum and Memorial What: The Museum proudly welcomes the 35th Infantry Division Band for a rousing concert to commemorate those who have served and perished in our country’s armed forces. Comprised of professional musicians, educators, and college students, the 35th ID Band performs for more than 100,000 citizens annually, sharing the Army’s story with the public through music. FREE to the public. BANK OF AMERICA CELEBRATION AT THE STATION When: 3 p.m., Sunday, May 28 (concert begins at 8 p.m.) Where: North Lawn outside the National World War I Museum and Memorial What: Kick off your summer with the largest free Memorial Day weekend event in the Midwest. The Kansas City Symphony, led by Music Director Michael Stern, performs patriotic favorites against the backdrop of Kansas City's historic Union Station. Celebration at the Station concludes with a fireworks display over the Liberty Memorial at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. FREE to the public. FINDING YOUR WWI CONNECTION When: 2 p.m., Sunday, May 28 Where: J.C. Nichols Auditorium inside the National World War I Museum and Memorial What: Many Americans had family members who served overseas during the Great War. Others had family members who were German or Austrian immigrants affected by U.S. immigration policies during wartime. In this introductory session to WWI research, Dr. Mitch Yockelson will offer some hints and tips on how to go about researching relatives that may have served or been affected during the war. Information on how to request copies of military service files via the National Archives will also be available. Presented in partnership with The National Archives at Kansas City. FREE with RSVP. NATIONAL WORLD WAR I MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL BENEFIT PANCAKE BREAKFAST When: 9-11 a.m., Monday, May 29 Where: Over There Café, inside the National World War I Museum and Memorial What: Enjoy some flapjacks (with hashbrowns and sausage/bacon) in a unique setting during a pancake feed with proceeds benefiting the National World War I Museum and Memorial. The meals are $9 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under) and include a beverage. MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY When: 10-11 a.m., Monday, May 29 Where: Memorial Courtyard outside the National World War I Museum and Memorial What: A formal public program to include remarks from dignitaries, including U.S. Missouri Fifth District Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II, Kansas City and Missouri Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James (a former U.S. Marine), a keynote address Michael St Maur Sheil, musical performances from the Heartland Men’s Chorus and the 1st Infantry Division Wood Wind Quintet and an Honor Guard presentation from Ft. Leavenworth. FREE to the public. WALK OF HONOR DEDICATION CEREMONY When: 2 p.m., Monday, May 29 Where: J.C. Nichols Auditorium inside the National World War I Museum and Memorial What: More than 100 new Walk of Honor granite bricks will be dedicated during a special ceremony. Entertainment includes a performance from the Heartland Men’s Chorus, remarks from archivist, military historian and author Dr. Mitch Yockelson and an Honor Guard presentation from Ft. Leavenworth. The Walk of Honor, now more than 10,000 bricks strong, is divided into three sections: bricks dedicated solely to those who served in World War I; bricks dedicated to veterans of any military service; and bricks that honor civilian friends, family or organizations. Walk of Honor bricks are dedicated twice each year during Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies. FREE to the public. MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND HOURS AND PARKING The National World War I Museum and Memorial will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday and from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday. To accommodate expected high Memorial Day weekend attendance, a parking shuttle service will be available Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. from the West Yards Garage at Union Station and on Monday, May 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. About the National World War I Museum and Memorial The National World War I Museum and Memorial is America’s leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum holds the most diverse collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and experiences of the war. The Museum takes visitors of all ages on an epic journey through a transformative period and shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Designated by Congress as America’s official World War I Museum and Memorial and located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., the National World War I Museum and Memorial inspires thought, dialogue and learning to make the experiences of the Great War era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations. To learn more, visit theworldwar.org.
News Article | May 25, 2017
"Hillsdale's shooting camps provide both practical safety and skills training, as well as an understanding of the rights provided to gun owners in the Constitution," said Bart Spieth, range master at the Halter Center. "This focus on the Constitution gives students the intellectual ammunition and historical perspective to defend their Second Amendment rights." Enrollment fees range from $200 per person for the youth camp to $2,785 per couple for the couples camp. Fees cover lodging, meals, lectures, and receptions at the Dow Conference Center on the Hillsdale College campus, as well as all lessons held at the Halter Shooting Sports Education Center. For more information, click on the seminar name: Space is limited. To enroll, contact Gena Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org. About Hillsdale College Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 3.6 million. More information is available at Hillsdale.edu. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hillsdale-college-shooting-sports-camps-teach-gun-safety-skills-rights-for-all-ages-and-skill-levels-300464089.html
News Article | May 24, 2017
Christopher Bradley, AIA, CSI, CCCA, Associate Partner at SVA states, "SVA leadership understands how critical culture and place are to the creative process. I'm excited that our ownership has rewarded us with a modern work environment, cool vibe, and unparalleled amenities right outside our door." SVA's Oakland office, led by Bradley, is now well positioned to continue expanding. The Oakland office not only serves Oakland, Berkeley, and Albany, it is also serving clients in Fremont, San Jose, Monterey, San Rafael, and Sacramento. A few current projects include The Residences at Berkeley Plaza, Horner Middle School, Alameda Shipways, Faculty and Staff Housing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with AMCAL Housing, and a recent win of Ohlone Community College District's first Public and Private Partnership development with SteelWave. SVA is also responsible for the award-winning design of La Escuelita Education Center in Oakland. Robert Simons, AIA, President of SVA Architects, states, "It's an incredible time at SVA. The last few years, we've been preparing for this tremendous growth, and to be able to expand into this unique space is truly rewarding." About SVA Architects Founded in 2003, SVA Architects has become one of the Country's most innovative and respected design and planning organizations. The award-winning firm specializes in urban planning, architecture, and interior design of public, private, and mixed-use projects. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana with offices in Oakland, San Diego, and Honolulu. For more information, visit www.sva-architects.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sva-architects-oakland-office-moves-to-larger-uptown-location-300462855.html
News Article | May 24, 2017
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Power management company Eaton today announced it joined the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT), an Atlanta-based research center dedicated to developing and applying Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. As a member company with a Lighting Division based in the Atlanta area, Eaton provides Georgia Tech students and faculty with lighting expertise and hands-on training to help support research that further enables transformational IoT technologies. In recent years, the IoT has emerged as a new frontier that promises to reshape how people, data and devices interact. The increasing interconnectivity created by the combination of the internet, mobile devices, embedded sensors, data analytics and cloud computing has opened new avenues for technological innovation. “IoT systems are laying the groundwork for smart, connected buildings, communities and homes, and lighting is a key factor in the enablement and adoption of these technologies,” said Parth Joshi, chief technology officer and vice president, Engineering, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “Working with the students and faculty at Georgia Tech’s CDAIT, we look forward to expanding our research into the many possibilities of IoT-enabled devices while helping find new ways to apply them to serve the needs of businesses, governments and consumers.” Eaton’s CDAIT membership is part of a broader commitment to developing and implementing IoT-connected applications that improve efficiency through controls and data. The new Connected Lighting Classroom at Eaton’s SOURCE Lighting Education Center near Atlanta features in-depth training and hands-on demonstrations to educate lighting specifiers, architects, engineers, electrical contractors, builders and university students about IoT-connected lighting solutions. “CDAIT is working to effectively and efficiently unite the many pieces of the IoT puzzle, from sensing and actuating technology to information extraction,” said Alain Louchez, managing director of CDAIT. “By bringing Eaton’s experts together with our students and faculty, we will increase our understanding of the role lighting plays in IoT connectivity while expanding, educating and energizing the market around the unique capabilities of IoT applications.” A key element in this developing relationship is Eaton’s engineering office in Midtown Atlanta, which will enable a direct connection to the Georgia Tech campus and the talented, aspiring engineers driving innovation in lighting. “We are extremely pleased and honored to welcome a distinguished company such as Eaton to the Executive Advisory Board (‘the Board') of CDAIT to advise and guide CDAIT’s direction,” added Jeff Evans, Chairman of the CDAIT Board. To learn more about CDAIT, visit www.cdait.gatech.edu. CDAIT (pronounced "sedate") is a global, non-profit, partner-funded center within the Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”) located in Atlanta that fosters interdisciplinary research and education while driving general awareness about the Internet of Things. It aims at efficiently identifying, understanding and solving for its sponsors challenges and problems that may arise along the whole IoT value chain. CDAIT bridges sponsors with Georgia Tech faculty and researchers as well as industry members with similar interests. To learn more about the Eaton’s lighting solutions, visit www.eaton.com/lighting. Eaton delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, as well as controls products specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. Eaton lighting solutions serve customers in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets. Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.
News Article | May 25, 2017
-- MONTCLAIR, NJ, May 25, 2017—The Montclair Art Museum will conclude its celebration of all things Matisse with its annual Wine Bar, bringing together community, wine and, of course, art to toast the Museum's groundbreaking exhibition. "Au Revoir, Matisse" will take place Friday, June 16, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Proceeds fromsupport enhanced educational outreach and accessible programs for children of all ages.The evening will also provide one of the last opportunities to viewbeforethe exhibition closes on June 18. Attendees will have special after-hours access to all galleries and exhibitions including the critically acclaimed shows; andTickets for "Au Revoir, Matisse" can be purchased at http://www.montclairartmuseum.org/ support-special- events.php (http://www.montclairartmuseum.org/support-special-events.php) and are $100 in advance/$125 at the door.—more—examines the French master's influence on American art from 1907 to the present, presenting 65 paintings, archival objects, sculpture, prints and works on paper by Henri Matisse and the American artists he inspired, including Max Weber, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, and others.runs through June 18, 2017.is drawn entirely from the Montclair Art Museum's permanent collection and comprises 53 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by 42 American artists including Mickalene Thomas, Nick Cave, Donald Judd, and others. The show runs through Summer 2018.explores the dialogue between Taylor Pickett's artwork and that of renowned French artist Henri Matisse. It features 76 collages as well as four hand-made books, and it runs through July 2, 2017.More information about "Au Revoir Matisse" and other special events is available on MAM's website at montclairartmuseum.org. Tickets are available online as well as by contacting Emily Nso Washingtonat 973-259-5158 or ewashington@ montclairartmuseum.org "Au Revoir Matisse" will also be featured on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #mamwinebar.Jo Mathisen, Chair; Adunni & Herman Anderson, Meredith Bergmann, Sharla Blanz, Joahne Carter, Liza Cohn, Leslie Ford, Alixon & Brendan Gill, Fannie Gray, Christine James, Allison Kimmich, Joyce Pokoy-Kurtulus & Osman Kurtulus, Joanne Langbein, Jennifer Ley, Kristin & Keith MacKay, Tanya L. Poteat, Lisa Prince, Sharon Sevrens, Jonathan Simon, Tessie Thomas.—more—The Montclair Art Museum, a notable, community-based institution with an international reputation, boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art making in the United States over the last three hundred years. The collection includes more than 12,000 objects: paintings, prints, original works on paper, photographs, and sculpture by American artists from the 18th century to the present, as well as traditional and contemporary Native American art and artifacts representing the cultural developments of peoples from all of the major American Indian regions.The Vance Wall Art Education Center, launched in 2016, encompasses all the Museum's educational efforts, from the established Yard School of Art to newly minted MAM Art Truck. MAM programs serve a wide public of all ages and bring artists, performers, and scholars to the Museum on a regular basis. The Yard School of Art offers a multitude of comprehensive courses for children, teens, adults, seniors, and professional artists and has been recognized in the Discover Jersey Arts People's Choice Awards as the Favorite Adult Art Class and Favorite Art Camp two years in a row.The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair, N.J. Information and directions are available on the Museum website, montclairartmuseum.org, or by calling 973-746-5555.MAM is open Wednesdays through Sundays, Noon–5 p.m., and on the first Thursday night of the month (October–June), from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays. Museum admission is $12 for nonmember adults, $10 for senior citizens and students with I.D., and free for members and children under 12. Free First Thursday Nights are free for everyone. Student and Senior Fridays offer free general admission to students and seniors with valid ID on the first Friday of the month. The Store at MAM is open during gallery hours and has extended hours until 9 p.m. on Free First Thursday Nights.
News Article | May 26, 2017
BEIJING, May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- During the celebration of the "International Engineering Education Forum" Dr. Nie Fenghua, the Deputy Director of the China Ministry of Education Online Education Research Center, and the Chairman of XuetangX, together with Prof. Funso Falade, who is the Chairman of the African Engineering Education Association, jointly released the Lagos University Online Educational platform (www.unilag.xuetangx.com). The Forum was co-organized by Chinese Academy of Engineering and Tsinghua University, with the help of the UNESCO International Engineering Education Center (ICEE).The ICEE event was attended by important leaders of the education sector in China and other countries. The releasing of Lagos University online education platform will transport global high-quality online educational resources to Africa, promoting the development of engineering education in Africa. At present, the English version of the platform will provide 16 courses. On the morning of the 23rd, Mr. Funso Falade visited XuetangX's Head Office where he met Dr. Nie Fenghua and the company Vice President Zhang Bo. Mr. Nie said, "XuetangX will gradually build 4 to 5 platforms in Africa. We hope to introduce MOOC courses from Lagos University so that Chinese learners can have a better understanding of the history and the culture of Africa." XuetangX is an MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) Chinese Education company, founded in 2013 by the Tsinghua University under the supervision of the China Ministry of Education. It has seven million Chinese students registered on their website where it offers them 1,000 online courses supported by first class Chinese and foreign Universities. The platform is very easy to use. The teachers upload courses in the MOOC format (including videos, assessments, teaching materials, etc.). Students can watch videos and do assignments anywhere at any time and when they come back to classroom, the teacher normally explains some difficult key points using most of the time for practices and discussion. Mr. Funso Falade expressed his gratitude for the platform launch. He actively encourages Lagos University faculties and students to utilize the platform in the teaching process. He also hopes that the Lagos University online education platform will become an Educational Hub in Africa.
News Article | May 12, 2017
Rogosin staff have already been working closely for more than a year with the Brooklyn Borough President's Office, community leadership, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Brownsville Multi-Service Family Center, and CAMBA, as well as faith-based, governmental, recreational, and other local leadership to form the Central Brooklyn Health Movement, the purpose of which is to encourage residents to take more responsibility for improving their own health. Rogosin believes that this approach represents the future of the delivery of health care, and is committed to bringing that future to life now. Brooklyn is where this can, and should, be happening. The new Linden Boulevard facility offers a 28-station, state-of-the-art kidney dialysis program provided by a staff of dedicated physicians, nurses, technicians, social workers and dietitians. Its Kidney Care and Education Center, working in collaboration and coordination with many other organizations, will provide residents with a community resource for health education and prevention programs, including risk factor identification, screening, nutrition counseling, transplant awareness programs and management of early chronic kidney disease. Most importantly, the new Center will partner with the people themselves. "This new Center will combine the provision of the very best in kidney care, while focusing also on health promotion, disease prevention, and health education to make a real difference in both the health and quality of life of the people and community with whom we will be working. We are privileged to be part of the East New York/Brownsville community and to be able to partner not only with the community but also the great organizations already serving the people here. Together, we can make a great difference for health and life!" commented Barry Smith, President and CEO of Rogosin. "It is vital that Brooklynites have options to seek treatment and preventative information for kidney disease," said Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. "I applaud The Rogosin Institute for opening up their newest Dialysis and Kidney Care and Education Center in East New York. This facility will provide the local community and others in surrounding neighborhoods with early diagnostics, preventative care, and educational support that are so desperately needed in this part of Brooklyn. East New York is disproportionately affected by kidney disease, and I'm certain The Rogosin Institute will serve as a critical resource for many." The Rogosin Institute Dialysis and Kidney Care and Education Center is located at 2372 Linden Blvd, East New York, Brooklyn with a 13,500 sq. ft. dialysis center. The Center will be fully operational on or about May 22, 2017. About The Rogosin Institute Rogosin is an independent not-for-profit treatment and research center affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) and Weill Cornell Medicine. It is a Sponsored Member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network. Rogosin is one of the nation's leading centers for kidney disease, providing services from early stage disease to more serious problems requiring dialysis and transplantation. The Institute is unique in its combination of the best in clinical care with research into new and better ways to prevent and treat kidney disease, as well as the diseases that contribute to it, such as hypertension, diabetes, and lipid disorders. The Rogosin Institute is committed to produce a unique applicable model for optimal, cost-effective health care and health promotion. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rogosins-new-dialysis-and-kidney-care--education-center-in-east-new-york-brooklyn-serving-and-working-with-the-community-for-better-health-and-quality-of-life-300454343.html