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

Spain reports first coronavirus death in Valencia

first_imgA man in the Spanish region of Valencia has died from coronavirus, marking the country’s first death from the outbreak, a local health official said on Tuesday.Tests carried out post-mortem showed the man, who died on Feb. 13, was killed by the virus, regional health chief Ana Barcelo told a press conference.News of the death came shortly after Spain’s Health Ministry announced on its Twitter page that several sporting events would be held behind closed doors, while medical conferences will be cancelled in an effort to limit the spread of the virus. The ministry said sport fixtures expected to draw crowds from zones designated as high-risk for coronavirus, such as northern Italy, would be played without spectators, having earlier referred to the measure as a recommendation.Such events include the return leg of the Champions League match between Valencia and Italy’s Atalanta scheduled for March 10, and a Europa League match between Getafe and Inter Milan on March 19. Several basketball games will also be affected.In total, around 150 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Spain, while some 100 health workers in the Basque region have been isolated in their homes after coming into contact with people carrying the virus.Authorities are monitoring two clusters of the infection in Torrejon de Ardoz, a suburban city close to Madrid with a population of around 130,000, and one in the Basque city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Topics :last_img read more

Eva Carneiro timeline

first_img August 11 – It emerged that Carneiro’s role at the club was to change with a downgrading of responsibilities, limiting her to the team’s training base as she would no longer attend matches. August 12 – FIFA’s chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak was among those to denounce Chelsea’s treatment of Carneiro, with the medical community pointing out that she and Fearn had no choice but to respond to the referee’s instruction to come on to the pitch. August 14 – Mourinho confirmed neither Carneiro nor Fearn would be on the bench for Chelsea’s next match against Manchester City, but said they might return in the future. September 11 – FIFA said it would draw up a new code of practice for team doctors in the wake of the controversy. September 22 – After Carneiro parted company with Chelsea, Football Association board member Heather Rabbatts expressed her “sadness and anger” at the Portuguese’s departure from the club. September 23 – The Football Medical Association stated it would continue to support Carneiro “on a professional level”. September 24 – Premier League Doctors’ Group called for safeguards to be in place for team doctors. September 30 – The FA confirmed Mourinho would face no action over allegations he made discriminatory comments towards Carneiro during the August 8 confrontation. Women in Football questioned the verdict, while the FA said an “independent academic expert in Portuguese linguistics” had been called upon to analyse footage of the incident. October 1 – Rabbatts expressed “major concerns” over the FA’s handling of the disciplinary process, with FMA chief executive Eamonn Salmon expressing surprise over the absence of Carneiro as a witness. FA chairman Greg Dyke, in a letter to council members, admitted Mourinho should have apologised amid “a failure of his personal judgement and public behaviour”. Press Association Chelsea club doctor Eva Carneiro is understood to have left her post a little over a month after she found herself at the centre of a storm of controversy having come on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard late in the Blues’ opening day draw against Swansea.center_img Here Press Association charts the key events that led to her departure. August 8 – With Chelsea struggling late on in their Barclays Premier League opener at home to Swansea, Hazard went to ground and the referee called for treatment, at which point Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn went on to the pitch to treat him. After the 2-2 draw, Mourinho branded his medical staff “impulsive and naive” as treating Hazard meant Chelsea would be temporarily down to nine men – Thibaut Courtois had already been sent off. “Whether you are a kit man, doctor or secretary on the bench you have to understand the game,” Mourinho said. last_img read more