Awardees announced for Lemann Brazil Research Fund

first_imgThe Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs are pleased to announce the 2019 awardees of the Lemann Brazil Research Fund.“We are particularly excited about the breadth of disciplines comprising this year’s awardee cohort,” said Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Rick McCullough. “We feel it demonstrates the interest across the University in conducting research in Brazil and showcases the impressive collaborations between Harvard faculty and Brazilian colleagues.”Established in 2016 by a generous gift from the Lemann Foundation, the Lemann Brazil Research Fund supports Brazil-related research in all areas related to education, as well as research in any other disciplinary area undertaken with a Brazilian colleague.This year’s awarded projects are:“Preparing Brazilian Engineering Students for the Data-Driven Economy” by Flavio Calmon, assistant professor in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with collaborator José Cândido Silveira Santos Filho, Universidade Estadual de Campinas“Tackling Stereotypes to Encourage Brazilian Math Talent” by Michela Carlana, assistant professor at the Harvard Kennedy School with co-investigators Raissa Rabregas, University of Texas at Austin and Diana Moreire, University of California, Davis, and with collaborator Felipe C. R. Lima, University of São Paulo“Records of ancient rainfall from cave deposits: A combined research campaign and field course” by Roger Fu, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and co-investigator Ricardo Ivan Trindade, University of São Paulo“Does Zika infection accelerate neuronal aging and death: Novel aging clocks to monitor the earlier onset of pathologies of the nervous systems” by Bernardo Lemos, associate professor at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health with collaborator Raquel da Hora Barbosa, Universidade Federal Fluminense“Identifying T cell epitopes in Plasmodium vivax” by Judy Lieberman, professor of pediatrics and adjunct professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School with co-investigator Caroline Junqueira, Instituto Rene Rachou/Fundação Oswaldo Cruz“Testing the Impact of a Low-Cost, Evidence-Based, and Scalable Approach to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Brazilian Early Childhood Settings” by Dana McCoy, assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with co-investigators Stephanie Jones, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Alexandra Brentani, University of São Paulo, and collaborators Ana Luiza Raggio Colagrossi, Instituto D’Or de Pesquisa e Ensino, and Rebecca Bailey, Jennifer Kahn and Sonya Temko, all of the Harvard Graduate School of Education“Aprender a Estudar: Supporting fourth-grade teachers to prepare lifelong readers and learners” by Paola Uccelli, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with co-investigators Beatriz Cardoso, Laboratório de Educação and Daniel Domingues Dos Santos, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, and with collaborator Nicole Paulet, Laboratório de Educaçãolast_img read more

Cricket News Rishabh Pant creates new wicketkeeping record in Adelaide Test vs Australia

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rishabh Pant has had a great time in the Adelaide Tests. His aggressive batting in both innings, although not pleasing to the eye, signaled the India cricket team’s intent that they wanted to dominate the hosts in their own backyard. His sledges behind the wicket, notably to Usman Khawaja when he said, “Not everyone is like Pujara here”. On the final day, Pat Cummins was on the receiving end when Pant sledged him from behind by saying, “Come on Patty, we need some sixes now”. His stump mic compilation has taken Twitter by storm but on the field, he created a record and entered a prestigious list among wicketkeepers.When Tim Paine top-edged a pull shot from Jasprit Bumrah, Pant ran to his left and took a smart catch. However, he created history when he caught took the catch of Mitchell Starc to become the first Indian keeper to take 11 catches. The previous record by an Indian wicketkeeper was 10 catches in a Test match by Wriddhiman Saha. The Bengal keeper, who is not in the Australia series due to a shoulder injury, achieved this feat during the Johannesburg Test against South Africa in January. Pant is the third keeper after AB de Villiers and Jack Russell of England to have taken 11 catches. De Villiers achieved this in the Johannesburg game against Pakistan in 2013 while Russell was the first one to take 11 catches against South Africa in 1995, also in Johannesburg.Read More | Rishabh Pant matches MS Dhoni, enters elite keepers club in Adelaide Test against AustraliaEarlier in the Test, Pant became only the fourth Indian wicketkeeper to effect six dismissals in a Test match after Dhoni, Saha and Syed Kirmani. However, Kirmani had taken five catches and had effected a stumping during the Christchurch Test against New Zealand in 1976. Saha also achieved the same thing at North Sound, Antigua when he took five catches and a stumping against West Indies in 2016. Dhoni and Pant are the only Indian keepers to take six catches, with the former India cricket team captain achieving the feat in the 2009 Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.Read More | Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara become this Australian offspinner’s bunniesPant’s exploits behind the wickets in the Adelaide Test has given Virat Kohli plenty of assurance as they look to win a Test series in Australia for the first time ever.last_img read more

Big, bad Seahawks defense shuts down Peyton Manning and Broncos

first_imgSeattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman (25) reacts during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Best defense in NFL carries Seattle to titleEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Richard Sherman felt the need to apologize.While the rest of his teammates bounced around in celebration, Sherman hobbled on a pair of crutches, the pain in his right ankle keeping him from enjoying the rain storm of confetti.“This championship hat, winning, achieving a dream it really numbs the pain a lot. It was really hurting and I was sad I let my teammates down I wasn’t able to finish the game,” Sherman said. “I knew they would step up for me and do that. This feeling is just unbelievable. It’s a dream come true.”Led by its All-Pro cornerback, Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary and the nastiest defense in the NFL proved the strength of the Seahawks was greater than the record-setting arm of Peyton Manning in their stunning 43-8 rout on Sunday night.Sherman’s night was, well, kind of boring. After two weeks of so much attention landing at Sherman’s feet for what happened at the end of the NFC championship game, his Super Bowl night was rather uneventful.That was by design. Manning wasn’t about to mess with arguably the best cornerback in the NFL.Manning carefully tried to avoid throwing at Sherman, leaving the rest of his mates in the secondary to make the plays. Safety Kam Chancellor flattened Demaryius Thomas on Denver’s third offensive play, a tone setting moment that epitomized what Seattle was hoping to accomplish against the Broncos talented receivers.Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor (31) celebrates after intercepting a pass intended for Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Feb. 2, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)“I definitely think it did. It just sends a message that anytime you come across the middle you have a chance of getting wrecked,” Chancellor said. “And that’s the way we play on defense. We play physical. We want to instill our will. We want to be a grimy defense.”Chancellor later had an interception on an overthrown pass, cornerback Byron Maxwell forced a fumble in the third quarter and safety Earl Thomas cleaned up everything leftover — which wasn’t much.The result was one of the most lopsided Super Bowl’s ever against the most prolific offense the league had even seen.“You can never expect it but I wasn’t really shocked. I expected us to stand up,” Sherman said. “I didn’t expect us to give up a whole lot of points. It’s not our standard to give up a whole lot of points. We haven’t done it all year. We knew we would play sound football.”That secondary got plenty of help along with way from a defensive line that got enough pressure to make Manning uncomfortable. They only sacked Manning once, but disrupted the timing of the Broncos pass game regularly. Manning either made an extra pump, or had to take an extra slide step because of the pressure coming at him and the coverage in the secondary.And when the passes were thrown, there was almost always someone there to make the tackle. As was their approach all season, Seattle was not going get beaten by the big play. Everything was thrown underneath.Denver’s longest pass play was 23 yards.“Tackling was going to be so important in this game,” Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said. “It was something we stress all the time, but for us when we play our zone coverages how fast can we close and really eliminate the yards after contact.”Sherman was targeted only once in the first half when Manning threw a pass away that floated out of bounds. It came during the only drive of the half where Denver threatened to score, only to get turned away on fourth down.Sherman was targeted more in the second half and twice had to be tended to by trainers for injuries. The last time finally sent him to the locker room and left Sherman on crutches and in a boot for the celebration.But Sherman insisted he would be healthy enough for the championship parade coming on Wednesday after the Seahawks gave a performance that showed their success goes beyond their spotlighted secondary.“It’s a lot of guys a lot of people haven’t heard of and probably should be in the Pro Bowl and All-Pros and things like that,” Sherman said. “I think they learned how complete of a team we are, how complete our defense is.“It’s not just the ‘Legion of Boom’ back there with four guys who play good football.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.orglast_img read more