Harvard in Beijing

first_img 1Harvard President Drew Faust meets with Xi Jinping, President of China inside the The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China as a Harvard delegation looks on. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer During a historic visit to Beijing, Harvard President Drew Faust delivered the Tsinghua Global Vision Lecture, “Universities and the Challenge of Global Climate Change,” to faculty and students at Tsinghua University. Faust argued that universities have a unique and critical role to play in combating climate change.Faust’s speech marked the culmination of a series of events in Beijing at which climate change was a central topic. At a Your Harvard gathering of alumni, faculty, and friends, she listened as Ali Malkawi, professor of architectural technology at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and founding director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, explained his efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of large human-made structures and systems, from individual buildings to whole cities.During a meeting at the Great Hall of the People, Faust and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed governmental and academic efforts to address the threat of climate change. Faust used the opportunity to highlight the important work being undertaken by faculty and students at Harvard and at institutions across the globe such as Tsinghua to develop substantive technological and policy solutions to this global challenge and to urge continued faculty collaborations.(Previous Harvard Gazette article.) 9Chinese monks perform an offering ritual inside the Yonghe Temple (Palace of Peace and Harmony) in Beijing. 17Chen Xu (right) and Drew Faust walk down a grand staircase at Tsinghua University. 7Drew Faust discusses governmental and academic efforts to address the threat of climate change with Xi Jinping. 2Harvard President Drew Faust is flanked by faculty and friends after speaking at a Your Harvard alumni event in Beijing. 10More than 250 Tsinghua University students attend Drew Faust’s Tsinghua Global Vision Lecture, “Universities and the Challenge of Global Climate Change,” at Tsinghua University. 3During the Your Harvard alumni event in Beijing, Kerry Logistics Chairman George Yeo, M.B.A. ‘85 (from left), David B. Arnold Jr. Professor of Science Xiaowei Zhuang, and Professor of Architectural Technology Ali Malkawi discuss how to visualize the invisible, from the microscopic natural world to large, human-made structures and systems like building and cities. 11Tsinghua Professor Yigong Shi and Drew Faust during the Tsinghua Global Vision Lecture. 8Drew Faust (right) talks with Harvard delegation members Krishna G. Palepu (from left), the Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration; Julio Frenk, dean, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; and Mohsen Mostafavi, professor of architecture and dean of the Graduate School of Design, before meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. 16Shing-Tung Yau (front, from left), Mohsen Mostafavi, and Ali Malkawi during a tour of Tsinghua University. 12Tsinghua University students share a moment while using smart phones to record Drew Faust’s lecture. 14Drew Faust delivers the Tsinghua Global Vision Lecture inside a packed lecture hall at Tsinghua University. 13Chen Xu (left), party secretary of Tsinghua University, and William Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Physics Shing-Tung Yau listen to the Tsinghua Global Vision Lecture, “Universities and the Challenge of Global Climate Change” at Tsinghua University. 15Tsinghua party secretary Chen Xu meets with Drew Faust before the Tsinghua Global Vision Lecture. 5Drew Faust speaks at the Your Harvard alumni event in Beijing. 6Drew Faust meets with Xi Jinping inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. 4Xiaowei Zhuang and Ali Malkawi hold an interactive discussion during the Your Harvard event. 18Drew Faust meets with Lin Jianhua, president of Peking University, during a visit to Peking University in Beijing.last_img read more

ND, ESPN deliver oral arguments in Indiana Supreme Court

first_imgThe Supreme Court of Indiana heard arguments from attorneys representing Notre Dame and ESPN on Tuesday, the latest development in an ongoing case hinging on the status of Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) as a public or private agency.Like police departments across the state, NDSP responds to, investigates, interrogates and arrests individuals for crimes such as robbery, rape and assault, ESPN attorney Maggie Smith said, according to an audio recording of the oral arguments available on the Indiana Judicial Branch’s website.Lindsey Meyers “But unlike all the other police departments in the state, including those at public universities, Notre Dame wants to keep all the records of their police department secret and insulated from the public accountability that all of the other police departments in the state have,” Smith said.Notre Dame attorney Peter Rusthoven said when examining the “plain and ordinary” language of Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act (APRA), the law applies only to governmental agencies and departments.“There is not a single reference to anything other than public’s right to know what their elected representatives and agencies do,” Rusthoven said. “And whatever else Notre Dame may be, it is not the elected representatives of government.”ESPN filed the lawsuit against the University in January 2015 after NDSP refused to release incident reports related to student-athletes on two separate occasions.The St. Joseph County Superior Court issued a ruling in Notre Dame’s favor in April 2015. After ESPN appealed the decision, the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed the district court’s ruling in March 2016.Since October 2014, two state officials — Public Access Counselor Luke Britt and Attorney General Greg Zoeller — have said they believe Notre Dame to be subject to APRA.Both attorneys discussed Indiana House Bill 1022, a bill to change the public record requirements for private universities, that was vetoed by Gov. Mike Pence last March. The bill would have required police departments at private colleges and universities to only release information about incidents that result in arrests or incarcerations, exempting a large number of the cases that occur on college campuses.“I think this court has to look at that as an express recognition by the legislature that the existing law — which governs this dispute — did not do what Notre Dame wanted it to do,” Smith said. “It had to come in and change the law to accomplish what they wanted.”The law would not have affected the case in question, Smith added, for it would only apply to future incidences.Rusthoven argued that when the legislature wants to say something, it knows how to say it clearly, noting that no additional attempts at legislation have been made to address the issue.“This has been out there for a long time,” he said. “If the legislature wants to change it, they have to do it.”The Indiana Supreme Court granted Notre Dame’s appeal on June 30, agreeing to hear the case. There is no schedule for when the decision will be announced.last_img read more

Rape reported on Notre Dame campus

first_imgA rape was reported to the University Title IX Office, according to Wednesday’s University crime log.According to the crime log, the alleged rape happened before March 1, 2019 and was reported Tuesday. While the alleged incident happened on campus, the precise location is unknown.Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available online from the NDPD and Title IX office websites.Tags: crime log, rape, Title IX Officelast_img


first_imgCELTIC failed to win the SPL title today – but their fans and players did the club proud as the Hoops beat Motherwell 4-0 and the supporters paid their own tribute.After the game Neil Lennon talks about the incredible title run-in as Rangers won by a single point thanks to a 5-1 win at Kilmarnock. Hundreds of Celtic’s Donegal fans were at Parkhead for today’s match.Click our video to watch Neil Lennon’s post-match interview.The season’s not over yet – we play Motherwell again next weekend in the Scottish Cup Final.DDTV: NEIL LENNON TV INTERVIEW AFTER CELTIC LOSE TITLE BATTLE was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more