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first_img Read Full Story HILT awarded seven Spark Grants of $5-$15K this fall. Awardees will:Design a “hackathon” as a participatory learning and engagement strategy. Marcus Mello and Lindsay Woodson (GSD) will host a design-focused hackathon – inclusive of Harvard community members across disciplines – in order to prototype methodologies of community engagement.Explore optimal sequences of instructional material. Marshall Thomas (HMS), Selen Turkay (CADM-VPAL), and Michael Parker (HMS) will compare combinations of instructional modalities in controlled studies and online courses at HMS.Investigate the impact of embodied exercises. Irwin Shapiro and Anna Yermakova (FAS) will measure retention in students taught with relevant physical exercise versus taught with demonstrations.Leverage teaching fellow potential in experiential learning. Erin Baumann, Carolyn Wood, and Allison Pingree (HKS) will interview faculty to surface best practices in designing the role of the teaching fellow in experiential learning environments.Pilot an advanced elective in primary care medicine. Kristen Goodell (HMS), Barbara Ogur (HMS-BIDMC), Sara Fazio (HMS-BIDMC), Barbara Gottlieb (HSPH/HMS-BWH), Valeria Pazo (HMS-BWH), Colleen Farrell (HMS), and Lydia Flier (HMS) will design a 2015-2016 course employing near-peer teaching in a primary care experience.Refine a new approach to legal education. Jon Hanson and Jacob Lipton (HLS) will offer a conference for University faculty and students to evaluate and discuss how the bottom-up approach to The Systemic Justice Project can be generalized.Study the long-term retention of information in science education. Susanne Jakob and William J. Anderson (FAS) will administer a survey to graduates of SCRB 10 to analyze long-term retention of concepts.last_img read more

first_imgPart-time Palm Beach resident and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s legal team worked on Thursday to convince a judge on how and why their client should be released from jail on bond.Epstein, who is facing new federal charges of sex trafficking minors, proposes backing a release bond using a mortgage on his $77 million dollar New York mansion.He is also offering his private jet as collateral, as well as his brother’s West Palm Beach home. He wants to await trial at his Manhattan home while wearing an ankle monitor and keeping his jet on the ground.Federal prosecutors believe Epstein is a flight risk, and want him to be held without bond until the case is resolved.The new charges allege that for a three-year period from at least 2002 until 2005, Epstein and his employees recruited teenage girls for nude massages at his homes in both Palm Beach and New York.Federal authorities say the massages led to sex acts.In Thursday’s bond proposal, Epstein’s attorneys also attacked the new case, and mentioned the secret non-prosecution agreement he made with federal prosecutors in Palm Beach County in 2008.That agreement resulted in Epstein pleading guilty and serving 13 months in jail.Epstein’s attorneys wrote in the bond proposal, “He intends to fight the current charges on their merits and, more, to contest their legality given the inextricable intertwining of the current investigation and his (agreement).” They add about the current charges, “There are no allegations in the indictment that Mr. Epstein trafficked anybody for commercial profit; that he forced, coerced, defrauded or enslaved anybody.”Prosecutors have until Friday to file a response to the bail proposal, and a bond hearing is set for Monday.Billionaire, PB Resident Jeffrey Epstein Arrested on Alleged Sex Trafficking of Minorslast_img read more

first_imgA man went berserk and attacked his friend with a hammer after they fell out while watching a Conor McGregor UFC fight night.Mark Bogle attended a friend’s house in Raphoe, Co Donegal to enjoy an evening watching the Irish fighter come up against rival Nate Diaz. Words were exchanged with another man, Ryan McCullagh but the incident calmed down.However, Bogle, aged 20, left the house at Guest House End Street, and took a claw hammer from his father’s home and returning before attacking Mr McCullagh.The victim was struck with one blow to the head and had to be rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital following the attack on August 21st, 2016.Garda Inspector Sean Grant told Letterkenny District Court that Mr McCuallagh had to have his head “glued back together.”Despite suffering from dizzy spells, the victim has now made a full recovery.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Frank Dorrian said his client, of Railway Road, Raphoe, had no previous convictions and cannot explain why he attacked Mr McCullagh.“This is a serious incident but my client is at a loss as to why it happened. The issue had passed and it was considered trivial after a row erupted over football.“There was no pattern in the past and he has no previous convictions and he has apologised to the victim,” he said.Mr Dorrian added that his client has an issue with drink and is trying to address his problem with counselling, having not taken a drink since the attack.Judge Paul Kelly asked Mr Dorrian is his client was of the will to compensate the injured party and ordered him to start by paying Mr McCuallagh’s medical bill of €150.Judge Kelly adjourned the case to allow for a probation report on the accused.Man attacked friend with hammer in row during McGregor fight night was last modified: October 10th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Conor McGregorFightUFClast_img read more