SEAS faculty members Kit Parker and Todd Zickler granted tenure

first_imgKevin Kit Parker and Todd Zickler, both faculty members at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), have been granted tenure, effective, July 1, 2011.Kevin Kit ParkerParker, most recently the Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Applied Science and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is the director of the Disease Biophysics Group (DBG).Parker is also a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard and a member of the Systems Biology Program at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program.In addition to his academic role, Parker is an Army major who has served three tours in Afghanistan. In the spring of 2011 Harvard President Drew Faust selected him to help lead the University’s ROTC implementation committee.Todd ZicklerZickler, who joined SEAS in 2004 and is currently associate professor of electrical engineering and John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences.He is the director of the Harvard Computer Vision Laboratory and member of the Graphics, Vision and Interaction Group. His research is focused on modeling the interaction between light and materials, and developing systems to extract scene information from visual data.Zickler, who spent a year as an elementary school teacher at the Honour International School, in Vientiane, Loas, has remained active in enhancing the pedagogy at SEAS. Read Full Storylast_img read more

3 reasons leaders should be the most creative employees

first_imgWhen we think about creativity, we don’t often think about the boss. When we think about a manager, we tend to think about numbers, the bottom line, and things that are black and white. When we think about creativity, we think about colors, wild ideas, and innovation. If you associate yourself more with the former, it may be time to start looking at yourself as the latter. Here are three reasons leaders should be the most creative employees.It pays to think outside the box: As you work your way up to a leadership role, you learn how things are done. As the industry changes, what it takes to be successful also changes. When you subscribe to the same old way of thinking all the time, you can get stuck in a rut. When you think outside the box, you’re ready to innovate and succeed. Always encourage this way of thinking, and let your team see you lead by example.Sometimes you have to go with your gut: A lot of the decisions we make are based on what we know and what we’ve seen. Sometimes, you have to trust your intuition and take a chance. If you never trust your gut and go out on a limb, you’ll probably never hit that homerun you’re striving for.“Don’t get caught watchin’ the paint dry!”: I never understood the meaning of this quote from the classic basketball film, “Hoosiers” but I think it has some deeper meaning for leaders. It’s your job as a leader to make sure things are done right, but once a task is complete, it’s time to shift your focus to something else. Don’t stay focused on one idea (especially if it’s not working out well), but try new things, and don’t be afraid to innovate in all areas of your company. 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Retail slump for GPE

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Anthony Martial leaves Wembley on crutches

first_img The £36million forward was seen limping through the player interview area on crutches following the match, with his left foot heavily bandaged. Martial has scored five goals since his big-money move from Monaco and w ith United already short of strikers, they cannot afford to lose the Frenchman for a long time. “He’s in quite a bit of pain after the match as a result of a play inside the area,” France manager Didier Deschamps said of the 19-year-old striker. “It’s a knock to the top of his foot.” United midfielder Michael Carrick was carried off on a stretcher during England’s 2-0 defeat to Spain last week with an ankle injury, and on Tuesday they suffered another blow when Martial injured his left foot. Martial was replaced by Antoine Griezmann in the 67th minute of the defeat to England in London because of the injury. Manchester United were hit by another injury scare after Anthony Martial left Wembley on crutches following France’s 2-0 defeat to England. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Wellington Police notes: Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13, 2014

first_imgSunday, April 13, 2014•12:22 p.m. Officers took a report of a found bicycle in the 500 block. W. Harvey, Wellington.•3:53 p.m. Joshua L. Cantrell, 34, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended.•8:40 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block. N. Washington, Wellington. Saturday, April 12, 2014•12:11 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute by a known subject in the 1100 block S. Washington, Wellington.•10:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 200 block. E. 17th, Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Friday, April 11 to Sunday, April 13, 2014:Friday, April 11•12:05 a.m. Justin C. Davis, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective headlight and no proof of insurance.•11:19 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 200 block E. 11th, Wellington.•11:45 a.m. Omar Avila, 41, Wellington, was arrested, charged and bonded with criminal damage to property.•2:58 p.m. Officer took a report of Suspicious activity in the 100 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•3:30 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 800 block N.G, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Oraleen E. Urban, 84, Wellington and Charles P. Dickinson, 22, Wellington.•3:30 p.m. Oraleen E. Urban, 84, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with inattentive driving.•8:08 p.m. Officers investigated battery and criminal damage to property by known suspect(s) in the 1900 block. E. 4th, Wellington.•9:29 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to vehicle windows in the Donut Bay area, Wellington.last_img read more

Demand for Commercial Real Estate on the Rise in Thurston County

first_imgSubmitted by The Rants GroupThroughout Thurston County, demand for commercial real estate is on the rise across all three major product types. Small industrial spaces lead the pack with big demand for space <5,000sf, although spaces larger than 10,000sf remain weak. Retail follows in a close second, with increasing demand for high quality, newer space in some of the premier retail sub-markets such as those along Harrison Ave, Pacific Ave, and Martin Way. Our office market, the largest by total SF, was hit the hardest during the recession and although it is recovering steadily still has further to go than the other two types.What does this mean for you and your business? It means now is the best time to move, renegotiate, or extend your lease term at favorable rates which are not likely to last much longer. One of the services we provide is free review of your current lease, and a recommendation for the best way to capitalize on the resurgent market conditions.Additionally, with sales prices still near recent lows, this could be the perfect time to consider purchasing the right building for your business. We can perform a detailed lease/purchase analysis for your business to help you determine which route works best to help you reach both your short and long term goals.So don’t let these unique market conditions pass you by. Contact us today so we can get the review process started and you on the right path for your business! Facebook4Tweet0Pin0last_img read more