Law School Library student orientation: From quizzes to bobbleheads

first_img Read Full Story On September 20, the Harvard Law School Library hosted its ninth “Love Your Library Fest,” in which law students were introduced to the library by visiting various stations, including Historical & Special Collections, legal vendors and the reference desk—which offered a no-brainer “quiz” about commonly used library services.“We hold our orientation later so that students can learn the services we provide in a relaxed and informal way,” said Meg Kribble, research librarian and outreach coordinator at the Law School Library. “The day isn’t about teaching research techniques; it’s more about showing the students that we’re approachable, knowledgeable and willing to help.” Other Law Library staff involved in organizing the event were Mindy Kent, manager of research services; Carli Spina, emerging technologies and research librarian; Lori Schulsinger, collection development coordinator; Terri Saint-Amour, librarian for foreign, comparative and international law; and Gail Harris, staff assistant.Kribble also mentioned that showing off some of the items in their Historical & Special Collections—ranging from a Magna Carta to a Supreme Court Justice bobblehead doll—helps make students aware of the variety of items available in the library’s collection. There was also a station at which visitors made suggestions on how to use vacant areas of the microform room and a station on the “Free the Law” project, which aims to make case reports free and publically available.Brian Sutton, access services specialist, and Kyle Courtney, manager of scholarly research and faculty support, dressed as justices for the occasion—complete with wigs and an enormous gavel.last_img read more

U.S. Southern Command Supports Relief Efforts In Guatemala

first_img The missions are being carried out in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), which oversees U.S. government assistance to foreign countries impacted by natural disasters. Also, a 10-person coordination cell from SOUTHCOM’s Miami headquarters departed from Miami International Airport to Guatemala City aboard a U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft. The coordination cell joined a 30-person humanitarian assistance team in Guatemala and will augment the U.S. Military Group overseeing Defense Department assistance operations in the country. The military assistance missions were directed by SOUTHCOM after the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City received a formal request for U.S. military assistance from the Guatemalan government. SOUTHCOM previously assisted Guatemala following a similar disaster in October 2005. During that disaster, torrential rain associated with Hurricane Stan resulted in flooding and landslides that isolated entire communities in the vicinity of Lake Atitlán. By Dialogo June 02, 2010center_img U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Joint Task Force Bravo deployed four helicopters to Guatemala on Tuesday from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. The U.S. Navy frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36), along with two embarked helicopters, was also dispatched near Guatemala’s coast to provide aerial assistance to the ongoing emergency response efforts in the Central American nation. The helicopters and associated aircrews, which will support the ongoing disaster relief efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Agatha, will conduct aerial assessments and transport emergency relief supplies to areas impacted by the disaster.last_img read more

Dowling College Oakdale Campus Sold for $26M

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A bankruptcy judge approved the sale of defunct Dowling College’s historic waterfront Oakdale campus for $26.5 million to a private school this week.Judge Robert Grossman, who presides in Central Islip federal court, approved the sale to Princeton Education Center LLC. The company, which last week won an auction for the property, plans to open a bilingual K-12 school, The Associated Press reported.The 25-acre Oakdale campus was built on the former William Kissam Vanderbilt estate overlooking the Connetquot River. The college also had a 105-acre campus in Shirley that will be sold separately.Proceeds from the sales will be used to pay the $54 million in debt that the college accrued before the 48-year-old institution lost its accreditation, laid off nearly 500 professors and forced almost 2,000 students to transfer last summer. The college filed for bankruptcy last fall. Dowling, which blamed rising debt and declining enrollment for its closure, was one of several private nonprofit colleges nationwide to recently shutter.Locally, Briarcliffe College, a small for-profit college with campuses in Bethpage and Patchogue, announced last year that it’s closing in 2018. Its Patchogue campus is slated to become the new home of the Blue Point Brewing Co.The sale of Dowling’s main campus is one of two major college property transactions in Oakdale in recent months. Queens-based St. John’s University sold its 170-acre Oakdale campus for $22.4 million last year to nonprofit Amity University, a private nonprofit education group with schools worldwide.last_img read more

Striker Boakye-Yiadom not perturbed with Nations Cup setback

first_imgGhana striker Richmond Boakye Yiadom says he has gained some experience despite his inability to play a single match at the just ended Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa due to injury.The Italy-based footballer showed promising prospects during the team’s pre-tournament friendly matches against Egypt and Tunisia in Abu Dhabi.But an ankle injury on the last day of training before the team’s departure for the tournament curtailed his dreams.However, the 19-year-old is looking at the positives from his disappointing trip to the 2013 Nations Cup.“I was not disappointed because it is part of the game. Being there seeing some top players and even participating or been called up to be part of the 23- man squad was a great thing and I think it was a great experience I had there,” the Sassuolo player said.“I would have wished to play but whatever happens we have to give thanks to God.”last_img read more