Harvard, Cambridge establish Joint Center for History and Economics

first_imgCrossing academic disciplines and the Atlantic Ocean, the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and King’s College, Cambridge, have established the Joint Center for History and Economics (JCHE). The JCHE will facilitate and encourage interdisciplinary research and learning in the social sciences and the humanities.The Centre for History and Economics was established at King’s College in 1991. With the creation of the counterpart center at Harvard, these two leading research institutions will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and engage in mutually beneficial scholarly collaboration.“The Joint Center for History and Economics represents an exciting opportunity to explore the connections between the two academic disciplines, ” says Emma Rothschild, who co-founded the Centre at King’s College. The JCHE will make it possible for two world-renowned research institutions to engage in an exciting and productive relationship, and will provide a location for research students and leading scholars in the field to participate in a rigorous dialogue.Rothschild, one of the leading historians of the Enlightenment, has been a visiting professor of history at Harvard since 2004, and will join the Harvard faculty as a professor of history in July 2007. Rothschild will serve as the founding director of the JCHE at Harvard (see professorship announcement, this page).The JCHE will undertake substantial research projects focused on academic concerns within history and economics, including the history of economic and social thought, the application of economic concepts to historical problems, and the use of historical insights in economic analysis. The collaboration will also result in workshops, seminars, and exchanges of faculty and graduate students.The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University and the Centre for History and Economics at King’s College have previously participated in cooperative research programs and academic exchanges. Since 2004, they have collaborated on the research project “Exchanges of Economic and Political Ideas since 1760,” supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This project is focused on political, economic, and social connections across national borders, and is concerned both with Atlantic history and with the history of Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean.Recent research projects at King’s College include “Globalization in Historical Perspective,” “The Rise and Fall of Historical Political Economy,” and “Religion and the Political Imagination,” which examines the historical foundations of political assumptions about universal secularization. Other research topics include global security across national borders, with a particular focus on the history of the United Nations.The JCHE will be administered from both sides of the Atlantic. The overall direction of the JCHE will be determined by a joint management committee, and executive oversight committees in both Cambridge, England, and Cambridge, Mass. Each committee will have responsibility for initiation and guidance of the activities of its own center. The Web site for the JCHE will be hosted on the Web sites for King’s College and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.last_img read more

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South Korea MERS totals grow by 1 infection, 1 death

first_imgIn a further sign of slowing in South Korea’s MERS-CoV outbreak, the country reported just one new case and one additional death over the past few days, edging the total to 182 infections, 32 of them fatal.The World Health Organization has said that the recent drop in infections linked to a single healthcare-related transmission chain signals that South Korea’s control measures are having an impact. But it warned that more cases were likely to be detected, perhaps even some in the community, given the large number of contacts still under monitoring.Another ill health workerSouth Korea has gone 2 days without reporting a newly confirmed MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) case. The health ministry said the most recent case, announced on Jun 27, was in a nurse who was exposed to the virus while treating a patient, according the Korea Times.According to a health ministry update today, 36 healthcare workers have been sickened in the outbreak.Yesterday health officials reported that a 55-year-old man who contracted the virus at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul died from his infection, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. His illness was confirmed on Jun 9.Samsung was the second hospital to be hit by the virus, which spread in the facility quickly when a man who was unknowingly infected at the first hospital spent nearly 3 days in the emergency department, where he exposed other patients, visitors, and staff.Currently, 2,682 possible contacts are in home or hospital monitoring, 120 more than the day before, the health ministry said.Index patient recoversIn a related development, the index patient—a 68-year-old man who got sick after traveling to four Middle Eastern countries—has recovered from MERS-CoV and was discharged from National Medical Center, the Korea Times reported today.He still has pneumonia but has cleared the virus, based on several rounds of testing, the story said. He is now being treated at a general hospital.The man had visited a handful of clinics and hospitals before his MERS-CoV infection was confirmed on May 20, which triggered a large nosocomial outbreak—the largest outside of the Middle East—that affected several hospitals.Policy changesIn other outbreak developments, government officials announced some new policy changes to help stem future disease outbreaks.Kwon Deok-cheol, a senior health ministry official, said the government will expand national health insurance coverage for people who have infectious diseases, along with those who need to be isolated in negative-pressure rooms in hospitals, the Korea Herald reported today.He said national health insurance would also cover the installation of more negative-pressure rooms and maintain the ones that are already in operation. He added that the MERS outbreak showed that South Korea has a severe shortage of negative-pressure rooms and that some of the existing ones haven’t been properly maintained.As another measure, hospitals will be required to separate their emergency departments and areas for patients who need to be isolated from other hospital wards, according to Kwon. The health ministry will also roll out regular incentive-based infection control evaluations for hospitals.He said the new measures will be finalized and confirmed in July, according to the report.Thai patient declared virus-freeAn Omani man who was hospitalized with a MERS-CoV infection in Thailand, becoming its first imported case, has been declared free of the virus but will remain in quarantine for the time being, Reuters reported today, citing the country’s health ministry.The 75-year-old man had symptoms before he departed Oman, accompanied by three family members, but his infection wasn’t detected until he arrived in Thailand for treatment of a cardiac condition.Surachet Satitramai, acting secretary of the health ministry, said the man’s latest test results were negative for MERS-CoV, but he will remain hospitalized to assess if his other health conditions will have any effect on his recovery.The man’s relatives remain free of the virus, and the health ministry is still monitoring 36 people who may have had contact with the Omani man, according to the Reuters report.See also:Jun 27 Korea Times storyJun 29 AFP storyJun 29 South Korean health ministry statisticsJun 29 Korea Herald storyJun 29 Reuters storylast_img read more

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All-star game’s appeal special to JetHawks

first_img“It’s what makes the game beautiful,” JetHawks manager Brett Butler said of Uggla’s ascension. Uggla is arguably the most popular JetHawk since Lancaster began its affiliation with the Diamondbacks in 2001. He played 225 (40 percent) of his 568 minor league games in a JetHawks uniform and local fans got to see the boyish-faced Uggla go through some wild ups and downs. After being selected by Arizona in the 11th round of the 2001 draft out of the University of Memphis, Uggla struggled in his first year of pro ball in 2002, batting .228 the first half at Lancaster, and then hitting just .199 at low-A South Bend (Ind.) He had a breakout year for the JetHawks in 2003, batting .290 with 23 homers and 90 RBIs. Uggla was assigned to Lancaster midway through the 2004 season after a slow start at Double-A El Paso, helping lead the JetHawks to their first California League championship series appearance. Uggla batted .297 with 21 homers and 87 RBIs at Double-A Tennessee last season. He never appeared in a Triple-A game. He is among three former JetHawks who were named to the all-star game. Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon Webb (2001) and Colorado Rockies closer Brian Fuentes (1998) are the others. “He was always the guy who came out and worked every day and put in the time to get there,” Mashore said. “It didn’t have anything to do with me. We put in our time in the cage, but he figured it out. We put him on the right track and he was able to take it and put it to use for himself. The bottom line is every guy’s to go out there and put what we’re talking about into play and make it work. Some guys are able to do that and some aren’t, but he was one of the guys that was able to do that.” “Tremendous honor”: JetHawks outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will play for the World team in Sunday’s Futures Game, a minor league elite-prospect showcase. Gonzalez, a 20-year-old Venezuelan, is batting .324 with 13 homers and 74 RBIs. “To be selected to the Futures Game is a tremendous honor,” Butler said. “He is a special player and I think everybody at that game’s going to see it.” [email protected] (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Uggla isn’t the only all-star with whom Reynolds has a connection. New York Mets all-star third baseman David Wright has been a close friend of Reynolds since he was 8. “It’s definitely cool to see Uggs up there,” Reynolds said. “It makes me think that I can do it too because he’s one of the best up there. “It’s not like Barry Bonds and (Albert) Pujols.” Unlike the vast majority of his all-star counterparts who were heralded high-round draft picks, Uggla was at best a midlevel prospect who came out of nowhere his rookie season with Florida, which snagged him from the JetHawks parent Arizona Diamondbacks in the Rule 5 draft in the offseason. Uggla is among the Marlins leaders in each Triple Crown category, batting .306 with 13 homers and 45 RBIs. LANCASTER – Major league all-star games are usually viewed by low-level minor leaguers much the way typical fans do in their living room. Although it is nice to see such a dazzling display of talent, usually there isn’t much of a connection to the players. Tuesday’s all-star game in Pittsburgh will be viewed differently from a JetHawks standpoint. The selection of Florida Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla, a former JetHawk who spent parts of three seasons in Lancaster and is just a year removed from his playing days in the Antelope Valley, has brought the event closer to home. Uggla played briefly with JetHawks utilityman Mark Reynolds at the end of the 2004 season, and played for hitting coach Damon Mashore for two years (in Lancaster in 2003, and at Double-A El Paso, Texas in 2004). last_img read more

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Carl Ernest Hart, 30

first_imgCarl Ernest Hart of Salem, Indiana passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 6:58 am in his residence at the age of 30 years, 9 months and 21 days.He was born June 24, 1985 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Carl was the son of Gregory and Cheryl (Miller) Hart.He had been a supervisor with a communications call center. His survivors include: Father: Gregory Hart and Mother Cheryl Hart, both of Salem. 2 brothers: Christopher Michael Mowry of Cortland, NY, John Anthony Hart of Salem and his maternal grandmother Donna Irene Miller.He was preceded in death by Uncle and Aunt: Charlie & Pamela Jane Hart.There will be a Funeral Service at 7:00 pm Tuesday at Dawalt Funeral Home with visitation from 4 to 7 pm Tuesday at Dawalt Funeral Home.last_img read more

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