CU Boulder astrophysicists gain top honors from peers

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail College names three new professors of distinction In recognition of their exceptional service, teaching and research, three members of the University of Colorado Boulder faculty have been named 2018 Professors of Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more Underrepresented students excel through SMART CU Boulder program helps underserved and underrepresented students in the STEM fields gain valuable research experience for graduate school. Read more Burns said he was honored to be among the inaugural class of fellows of the AAS. “I feel privileged to be selected with a number of my colleagues whom I have known and admired for many years. This is a humbling acknowledgement of four decades of research and service to the profession, much of which was done in collaboration with my students and postdocs,” Burns said.Bagenal, too, said she was honored “and totally surprised.” Noting that her involvement with the AAS has been mainly through its Division of Planetary Sciences and the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy, she said, “I am particularly interested in the demographics of our field and how they are evolving.”Professional organizations like the AAS are vital for both gathering numbers of scientists as well as providing guidance for improving the environment, enhancing education and promoting professional development, she added. “My colleagues and I here at CU are looking for ways that universities contribute—from teaching Intro Astro to thousands of students to graduate students building or operating CubeSats to Fiske Planetarium showing the public the wonders of the universe.”Burns received his BS degree, magna cum laude, in astrophysics from the University of Massachusetts. He also holds an MS a PhD in astronomy from Indiana University.Bagenal has worked on five NASA missions, from Voyager in 1977-89 to Juno in 2003-19. On the Juno mission, her research focused on the magnetospheric plasma sheet, or a sheet-like region of dense, hot plasma, and its coupling to Jupiter’s atmosphere.In addition to serving as professor, Burns is vice president emeritus for academic affairs and research for the CU system. His research focuses on extragalactic astronomy (astronomy outside of the Milky Way) and cosmology.He is also the director and principal investigator of the NASA-funded Network for Exploration and Space Science. He has longstanding ties with NASA and served on the NASA Advisory Council from 2008-10, chair of the council’s science committee from 2009-10, and as a member of the 2016-17 Presidential NASA transition team. Additionally, he served as senior vice president of the AAS from 2014-2017.Bagenal has been a faculty member at CU Boulder since 1989. She holds a PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and bachelor’s degrees in physics and geophysics from the University of Lancaster, England.The AAS, the major organization of professional astronomers in North America, established the new accolade, fellow of the AAS, to honor members for extraordinary achievement and service. Among this first class of honorees, E. Margaret Burbidge—the first woman to serve as AAS president (1976-1978)—was singled out as inaugural fellow.“The board is simply thrilled to honor Margaret in this way,” says current AAS President Megan Donahue. “At 100 years old, she has seen almost the full history of the society! She has been an inspiration for so many, especially women like me who use large telescopes, something not possible before Margaret famously broke the observatory gender boundary in the mid-20th century.”Many other scientific societies acknowledge their members’ scientific accomplishments and service to the field by electing them as fellows, something the AAS hasn’t done before.  Donahue expressed happiness about the award: “I know that future AAS Presidents will take great pleasure in announcing the new class of fellows during the prize ceremony that is a highlight of every winter AAS meeting.” Fran Bagenal, professor emeritus and senior research associate of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). Students win aviation, space fellowships Three University of Colorado Boulder students are among 36 nationwide who have won 2017 Brooke Owens Fellowships for “exceptional undergraduate women” seeking careers in aviation and space exploration. Read more center_img Published: Feb. 27, 2020 Jack Burns and Fran Bagenal are among a group of 200 legacy fellowsTwo astrophysicists at the University of Colorado Boulder have been recognized among the inaugural class of fellows of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the organization announced this week.Jack Burns, CU Boulder professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, and Fran Bagenal, professor emeritus and senior research associate of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), are among a group of 200 legacy fellows, who include past recipients of AAS awards and also individuals with outstanding records of research, teaching, mentoring and service. Related Articles Jack Burns, CU Boulder professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences. Tags:Astrophysical and Planetary Scienceslast_img read more

Alexandra Duncan Prepares for FEI Young Rider World Cup

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Ottawa, Ontario— Alexandra Duncan of West Vancouver, BC contested the CDY-CDJ Kreuth Dressurgala, held in Kreuth, GER from December 8 – 10, in preparation for the FEI Young Rider World Cup, which began on December 12 in Frankfurt, GER.Riding Elektra, her 11-year-old Holsteiner mare, Duncan kicked off her first ever German competition in the FEI Junior Team class, where she scored 62.44% to tie for 21st place.“I was really happy with my horse, especially since the arena was filled with giant Santas and nativity scenes. The entire arena was like a Christmas forest and Elektra took it all in stride,” commented Duncan.Next up was the Individual class, where the duo made a significant improvement, placing tenth on a score of 65.08%. Duncan closed out the competition in the Kur, earning her highest score of the competition with 66.92% and seventh place.“The quality of riding and the horse caliber at this competition was exceptional. Every single rider rode with military precision,” explained Duncan. “The main difference I felt here compared to competitions in North America was the sheer competitive nature of all the riders. Each one rode like they were going to win, with accurate tests given. I can sum up the overall experience in one word – wow!”Duncan was identified as the Canadian representative for the World Cup based on her 2006 results at FEI competitions. She will be competing against the top 17 Young Riders from around the world, including Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Riders will get a taste of truly international, world-class competition during the Final, where they will contest the FEI Young Rider Team, Prix St. Georges and Freestyle tests.“Had I not done this competition, I doubt I would have been prepared to compete at the Young Rider World Cup,” said Duncan, who helped the Canada West Young Rider Dressage Team bring home the Gold Medal from the 2006 North American Junior/Young Riders’ Championships, held in Lexington, VA this past August. “On day one of the show I felt awed and intimidated, but I feel much more confident now that I have ridden with some of the best riders in Germany.”Canada took part at the inaugural 2005 FEI Young Rider World Cup Final where Julie Watchorn, of Schomberg, ON, took third place in the consolation round aboard Quintesse.For more information on the FEI Young Rider World Cup Final, please visit the FEI website, horsesport.orglast_img read more

New income guidelines released for free and reduced-price meals

first_img3 $ Twice Per Month 1 $ Every Two Weeks 1,354 4 1,985 16,237 $ Twice Per Month 50,713 $ Yearly 7 $ Every Two Weeks 1,635 31,284 221 445 3,289 6,015 3,091 6,696 1,156 963 7 8,177 1,395 158Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Children who are eligible for reduced-price meals will receive breakfast and lunch at no additional charge through state support of school nutrition programs.Application forms will be sent to all households with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households should fill out the application and return it to the school or program. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. For School Food Authority (SFA) officials to determine eligibility, households receiving 3SquaresVT (food stamp benefits) or Reach Up (TANF) must list the children’s names, a 3SquaresVT or Reach Up case number, and the signature of an adult household member. All children in households with any household member receiving benefits under assistance programs are eligible for free meals. Children in Other Source Categorically Eligible (i.e., children categorized as homeless, migrant, runaway, Head Start, Even Start and foster children, if known) are also eligible for free meals.If you do not list A 3SquaresVT or a Reach Up Number, then the application must have the children’s names, total household members, the amount of income each member received last month, the signature of an adult household member, and the last four digits of the adult’s social security number (or the mark the box if he or she does not have one). Foster children also categorically qualify for free meals/milk, regardless of the child’s income. If you have foster children living with you and wish to apply for such meals or milk for them, please complete the application as instructed. Under the provisions of the policy, the approving official will review applications and determine eligibility.Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, the determining official(s), as designated by the sponsor/agency, shall review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the eligibility ruling may discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. Parents may also make a formal request for an appeal hearing of the decision and may do so orally or in writing with the school’s hearing official. Parents or guardians should contact their child(ren)’s school(s) for specific information regarding the name of the determining official and/or hearing official for a specific school or district.If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the levels shown above.Direct CertificationAny member of a household currently certified to receive 3SquaresVT and/or Reach Up benefits will be notified of the enrolled children’s eligibility and that the enrolled children will be provided free benefits unless the household notifies the SFA that it chooses to decline benefits. If 3SquaresVT or Reach Up households are not notified by their school of their eligibility, they will need to submit an application to receive benefits.A list of schools and child and adult day care programs participating in Child Nutrition Programs is available upon request.For more information about school meals programs, eligibility or complaint procedures, please contact: Rosie Krueger, State Director of Child Nutrition Programs. (802) 479-1246 or [email protected](link sends e-mail). Non-Discrimination StatementIn accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html(link is external), and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or(3) email: [email protected](link sends e-mail).Source: Vermont Agency of Education 10.1.2019 4,652 2,667 644 39,461 1,926 8 2,462 1,509 2,326 63,992 1,086 111Reduced Price Meals Income Eligibility GuidelinesHousehold Size 1,874 1,231 2,172 313 4,705 39,221 $ Weekly 1,951 865 423 Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Education Child Nutrition Programs announced today its policy for free or reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), the NSLP Afterschool Snack Service, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The income guidelines are effective from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. The following household size and income guidelines will be used to determine eligibility:Free Meals Income Eligibility GuidelinesHousehold Size 479 3,008 2,790 33,475 27,729 2 755 4 2,147 1,833 2,776 1,074 $ Yearly 1,388 5 1,518 1,645 44,967 625 23,107 1,288 $ Monthly 1,204 240 1,304 1 3,748 3 1,730 $ Monthly 889 682 759 21,983 56,459 917 For each additional household member add 47,638 916 3,970 55,815 For each additional household member add 602 976 3,269 $ Weekly 6 677 6 846 5 4,227 2,607 72,169 8 1,067 315 2,353 80,346 2,311 3,348 2 534 1,832 5,333 2,114 341 1,546 5,746last_img read more

UWF Comes From Behind to Beat Harding 2-1 in Overtime

first_img Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida men’s soccer team came from behind to defeat conference opponent Harding University in overtime 2-1. With the win the Argonauts secure their perfect 2011 home record going 5-0-2 at home and improved to 7-2-2 overall.In the first half West Florida controlled the tempo taking seven shots to Harding’s one. The Bisons made their one shot count though as Connor Galloway scored in the 18th minute on a penalty kick. The Argos trailed 1-0 after a physical first half which consisted of five cautions. The Argos knotted the score at one when Will Henderson (Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park HS) redirected a pass from Jack Salafrio (Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz HS) at the penalty marker into the back of the net, just 56 seconds into the second half. Physical play continued throughout the second half as two more cautions were issued while teams ended regulation tied at one. Just five minutes into overtime the Argos were awarded a penalty kick. Marquel Waldron (Warwick, Bermuda/Saltus Grammar School) stepped up and drove it past the diving Bison keeper to give UWF the victory and secure the perfect home record. It was fitting that the four year UWF senior scored the winning goal in his final home go as an Argo.The West Florida men’s soccer team will be back in action Friday October 14 against Christian Brothers in Memphis, Tenn. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version Marquel Waldron scored the winning goal in his final home game as an Argo (Photo by Jim Hogue) center_img UWF Comes From Behind to Beat Harding 2-1 in Overtimelast_img read more

Kailyn Nash gets hot down the stretch, helping Big Red girls edge Mona Shores 55-50

first_img Bestseller (124) Share Report a problem This item is… $14.99 $0.00 Muskegon’s Tylea Russell. Photo/Leo Valdez Other Muskegon’s No. 12 McKynna Sims tries to hold the possession as Megan DeLong goes for the steal. Photo/Leo Valdez By Andrew JohnsonLocalSportsJournal.comNORTON SHORES – The Muskegon girls basketball team showed off its depth in a thrilling 55-50 road victory over Mona Shores on Friday might.Muskegon’s No. 10 Kailyn Nash blocks Brooklyn McLemore. Photo/Leo ValdezSome fans may have expected the Big Reds to fold up after their leading scorer, DeShonna Day, was limited to just over one minute of action in the fourth quarter, and fouled out with 3:24 remaining.But Kailyn Nash was still in the game, and more than picked up the slack, scoring nine of the final 16 points for Muskegon.Her efforts helped the Big Reds overcome a 41-39 deficit and outscore the Sailors 16-9 over the final 4:49, to seal up the O-K Black Conference victory.“I think I already knew how tough my girls could be,” said Muskegon Coach Paris Thomas. “But they amaze me in how they never give up. I admire what they did tonight.”Nash said she started shooting down the stretch because her coach told her to do it.“I just had to make some shots,” she said. “I was passing it,  but coach said to shoot it, so I shot it.”The competitive fourth quarter wasn’t a surprise, because the teams were pretty even throughout the night.Mona Shores led 11-8 after one quarter, behind four points from Riley Rosenthal. Day led the Big Reds with four points in the opening eight minutes.Muskegon led 22-20 at halftime after outscoring Mona Shores 14-9 in the second quarter. Day scored five points in the second frame.The two teams finished the third quarter tied at 33-33. Olivia Sobczak had nine points in the third quarter for Mona Shores.Brook LeRoux did her best to keep the Sailors in the game during the fourth quarter, scoring 10 points over the final eight minutes, but ultimately the Sailors fell short.Nash led all scorers with 21 points on the night while Day totaled 11. Mona Shores was paced by Sobczak with 13 points and LeRoux with 12.With the victory, Muskegon takes sole possession of second place in O-K Black Conference with a 3-1 record while Mona Shores fell to 2-2.Muskegon is 7-5 on the season overall and Mona Shores is 5-6. $15.29$17.99 Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Displayed poorly Ads by Amazon Tylea Russell gets back on defense for Muskegon. Photo/Leo Valdez Not relevant Shop Now Inappropriate / Offensive × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant ENDS IN FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Shares Displayed poorly Olivia Sobczak dribbles against pressure from Muskegon’s JaKayla Anderson. Photo/Leo Valdez Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant $59.99 DEAL OF THE DAY Brooklyn McLemore stands on the lane as teammate No. 10 Olivia Sobczak gets ready to shoot a free throw. 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Ward keeps Tri-City streak alive

first_imgAUBURN, Mich. (April 29) – A.J. Ward raced to his second Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified feature wins in as many starts this season Friday at Tri-City Motor Speedway.Defending track champion Myron DeYoung, and Tanner Pray paced the field of 20 to the green. DeYoung grabbed a straightaway advantage before he caught the back of the field by the halfway point of the 20-lapper.Ward worked his way to the back bumper of DeYoung before the caution flew for a spun car on lap thirteen. This set up the duel fans have seen frequently over the past few years between Ward and DeYoung.On the first restart, Craig Vance, running third, lost control in turn two and collected a number of top drivers. This set up another restart for the final seven laps. DeYoung and Ward swapped the lead three times on the first lap back to green flag racing, but Ward would prove to be too much as he took his second feature in a row to start the season.DeYoung, Heath Grizzle, Chaz Pray and Gavin Hunyady rounded out the top five.last_img read more

Boxing: David Benavidez returns $250k signing bonus to Top Rank; rejoins Samson Boxing

first_imgAdvertisement 6rNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs59rs2qq7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9nqh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 94crWould you ever consider trying this?😱j1Can your students do this? 🌚b948Roller skating! Powered by Firework Super middleweight titleholder David Benavidez appears to have thought better of signing with Top Rank as the fighter returned a $250,000 signing bonus to the company yesterday after reaching a deal with Top Rank just two weeks ago. With the move, Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) will continue to fight under the banner of Sampson Lewkowicz and Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions.Advertisement However, now that ESPN has launched a streaming service, Top Rank has been given a surge in dates. With more dates to fill, you need more in-house talent. Benavidez added another body, also an up and coming young talent.Advertisement Bob Arum stated to ESPN that:“At this stage, particularly carrying the ESPN banner with our deal, we are not going resort to litigation when we don’t have to,” Arum said. “We’re not going to bully a kid. He said he made a mistake when he signed with us. You let him go. We don’t need an unhappy kid. David, from what I know, is a lovely kid. He’s a little confused but a lovely kid. He’s not a wise guy. He’s a nice young man who said he made a mistake. OK. We’re not going to hold anything against him. He decided to stay with Sampson and I don’t need the hassle. I don’t hold anything against the kid.”Advertisement Top Rank has WBO super middleweight titlist Gilberto Ramirez, think of the build-up that could have been. Ultimately no one knows why Benavidez changed his mind, hopefully, we can still get the two young warriors matched up against one another. Advertisementlast_img read more

Eibar 3-0 Levante: Basque side ease relegation fears with big win

first_img 29/02/2020 The game started favourably for Eibar, thanks to a goal from Charles 27 minutes in the game, thereby seeing the first half to a 1-0. Upd. at 17:18 Levante and Eibar will play at home stadium against Granada and Mallorca respectively. For Eibar Gonzalo Escalante, Pablo De Blasis and Kike came on for Charles, Pedro Leon and Sergi Enrich, while Levante brought on Gonzalo Melero and Sergio Leon to replace Nikola Vukcevic and Borja Mayoral. SPORT.escenter_img Eibar started strong in the second half of the game soon, with another good early goal from Charles, scoring his second goal in the 48th minute. Later, Eibar scored again and increased their advantage 3-0 thanks to a goal from Fabian Orellana in the 85th minute just before the end of the second half, and the game ended 3-0. The referee booked Sergi Enrich, Fabian Orellana and Jose Angel from Eibar, while for Levante Jorge Miramon and Sergio Postigo saw a yellow card as well. CET Levante on Saturday lost to Eibar on an away defeat at Ipurua Municipal Stadium. Eibar wanted to improve their position in the tournament after losing 5-0 against Barcelona while Levante came from winning 1-0 against Real Madrid in the last match played. As of today, Eibar is 16th in the LaLiga table with 27 points from 26 matches, while Levante sits 10th with 32 points after 26 matches.last_img read more