Students attend summer study abroad fair

first_imgNotre Dame International (NDI) hosted a summer study abroad fair Tuesday night for undergraduate students interested in attending one of the University’s 20 summer study abroad programs.“Summer study abroad programs offer great opportunities for students who need to work over the summer, have an internship or who are planning on doing research someplace,” director of study abroad Kathleen Opel said. “It helps them to get credits that they need, and almost all of the courses offered fill a University requirement, or it can fulfill major credits.”Any student currently attending Notre Dame — whether they are a freshman or a graduating senior — is eligible to apply by Feb. 3 for any of the programs, Opel said.The programs range in duration, which Opel said allows students who have other summertime obligations to accommodate their schedule.“We have a wide variety of dates and lengths of time,” Opel said. “Some students want a six-week or an eight-week study abroad program, some students only want a two- or three-week experience, and they can go back and do internships or work.“I think that these programs appeal to students who are athletes and can’t go during the academic year, or students who work with the newspaper or another activity that doesn’t permit them to go away, or for students who don’t want to be gone a whole semester.”Freshman finance and economics major Lorenzo Beer said he attended the fair to help him decide if he wants to study abroad during the school year or the summer. “Everybody I’ve ever spoken [to] has said that studying abroad is amazing and one of the best experiences of your life and that you should definitely do it if you can,” Beer said. “I definitely want to make sure I look into it. … If it’s during the summer, I could catch up on some courses. If it’s during the semester, [I could] maybe take a break from the Notre Dame bubble and see other parts of the world.” Mary Nucciarone, director of financial aid, said while the University offers a funding model to make a semester abroad cost about the same in tuition as a semester on campus, studying abroad over the summer has no such aid. “The University does not have a budget for scholarships for summer study abroad, so students are looking more at student loans — whether it be a private educational loan or a federal parent loan,” Nucciarone said.Because the funding model is different, Nucciarone said students looking to study abroad over the summer should start planning financially as soon as possible. “What I say for summer especially is to be planning,” Nucciarone said. “That’s the biggest challenge we find, is that students start planning really late — like in April for a May or June departure — and that’s really hard for us to help them.”Most of the summer programs are in the same locations as semester programs — such as Spain, Brazil, China, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Morocco. Opel said the shortened programs of the summer still allow students to immerse themselves in the culture, just as they would over a semester. “If you want to go to Morocco, you have an opportunity to experience, in three weeks, a whole range of activities that will give you a little smattering of background: French, Arabic, literature, film, history, the religious differences,” Opel said. “And that’s just one example.”Tags: Notre Dame International, study abroad, summer study abroadlast_img read more

UGA Campus Arboretum

first_imgThe University of Georgia Campus Arboretum Initiative, sponsored by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Department of Horticulture, has announced the winners of its 2015 Memorable UGA Campus Trees and Shrubs Photo Competition. Thirty-nine students, from second-year undergraduates to doctoral candidates participated in the contest, which is organized to celebrate the campus’s uniquely lush tree canopy. “The UGA campus nourishes many gorgeous and significant trees,” said Donglin Zhang, contest organizer and Michael A. Dirr Endowed Chair Professor for Woody Plant Instruction and Introduction. “We want our students to be part of it and to share their vision and appreciation of our beautiful campus trees.” This year’s first place winner was Katharine Rose Hall, a senior studying communication sciences and disorders in the UGA College of Education. Her photo juxtaposes the crown of a North Campus Ginkgo tree with one of the UGA Holmes-Hunter Academic Building’s Corinthian columns. Landscape architecture student Mackenzie Katherine Bourne’s photo of a water oak on North Campus won second place. Suraj Upadhaya, who is pursuing his doctorate in integrative conservation in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, won third place with his photo of a South Campus street scene that celebrates the vibrancy of the campus canopy in autumn. Other student photographers who earned honorable mention include Jennifer C. Bloodgood, Seung Woo Ha, Maulesh S. Trivedi, Gabrielle Rosenthal, Kristina Casmir Naso, Victoria Viktorovna Sorokin, Martinique Edwards, Sean Tackett, Jonathon Matthew Ray, Moon Jeong Kang, Matthew Michael Nahrstedt, Katie Morgan Landers and Jacob Harrison Schindler. The University of Georgia campus in Athens, Georgia, is unique because the entire campus is considered an arboretum. Led by famed, now retired UGA woody ornamental plant breeder and horticulture professor Michael Dirr, the UGA Campus Arboretum committee launched the project in the 1990s, providing interpretive signage for more than 150 specimens and creating a walking tour of the campus’s trees. Today, instructors use the arboretum as a living laboratory in horticulture, forestry, landscape design, biology and ecology courses. A self-guided walking tour of campus trees continues to draw fans of city trees to campus. The UGA Campus Arboretum committee works to increase access to the campus’s specimens by mapping each tree in Google Maps. As the keepers of UGA’s arboreal legacy, the current committee hosted the photo contest to help document the trees that have become part of the campus’s personality. The winning photographs and honorable mentions are on display at read more

Judge blocks 24-hour waiting period for abortions

first_imgA district court judge has temporarily blocked a new abortion restriction Governor Reynolds approved Monday from going into effect Wednesday. The law that’s on hold would require women to attend an additional appointment at least 24 hours before terminating a pregnancy.“I believe in this piece of legislation,” Reynolds says. “I want to thank the legislature for passing it and sending it to my desk and we’re going to work vigorously to defend it with the assistance of the attorney general’s office so we’re of course hopeful that we can do everything we can to protect lives.” In 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled a 72-hour waiting period for abortions was unconstitutional, but Republicans in the legislature are hoping the new majority Reynolds has appointed to the court will overturn that precedent. Planned Parenthood argues the new law is an attempt to shame women and requiring a visit to a health center at least 24 hours prior to an abortion is medically unnecessary.last_img read more


first_imgFanad GAA NotesLotto Results: Numbers drawn were 1, 3, 4, 13, 15 Bonus 3. No jackpot winner. €100 Máire Ní Ceallacháin, Aire Thirne. €50 Martin O’Malley, Naomh Brid. Our jackpot now stands at €7700. To be in with a chance of winning, get your lottos in local shops or from any committee member.UNDER 16’S LEAGUE FINAL:Gaeil Fhánada V Sean MaccumhaillsSunday 8th in O’Donnell Park at 6.00pm. Get out there and support our young players. Committee Meeting:Gaeil Fhánada monthly committee meeting will take place this Thursday, 5th September in the GAA Clubhouse in Portsalon at 8.30pm.Under 13’s:Well done to the under 13’s on their superb victory away to St. Michaels. 4-11 to 3-6. Some great scores and great defending. Well done lads.Next training is on Friday at 6:30pm in Portsalon. Next match is at home to St. Eunan’s next Sunday. Under 6, 8 & 10:Training on Friday evening at 6.30pm sharp in Portsalon. Don’t forget your Gumshield, Water bottle and €2. For any further information, contact Martin on 9163472.Under 10’s Trip:The clubs under 10’s travelled to St.Teresa’s GAA club in Belfast last Saturday to take part in a blitz. Sixteen clubs from around Ulster and Dublin took part in what was a very well organised and enjoyable day.We were very well looked after by the hosting club. We played five games in total against teams from Dublin, Tyrone, Derry, Antrim and Down, winning three and losing two.It was a great experience for all the boys and girls.A big thank you is extended to all the parents who travelled with us and were a great help to the management team.Also, a big thank you to all the children who travelled, they behaved themselves brilliantly both on and off the pitch.They are not only a credit to themselves and to their families, but also to our club.Thank you to Lawrence for driving the bus. And finally, and huge thanks to the under 10 management team of Lisa, Stephen, Odhran and Martin.GAA NEWS: FANAD GAELS PLAY MAC CUMHAILLS IN U16 LEAGUE FINAL was last modified: September 4th, 2013 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:fanad gaelsGAAlottonewsNotesNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Chamber OrchestraThe Donegal Chamber Orchestra with special guests the Donegal Youth Choir and Junior Choirs with over 50 local singers from the Donegal choirs aged from 7 – 24 yrs are to perform a very special concert.The concert takes place on February 17th, at 3pm in the Balor Arts Centre in Ballybofey. They shall be performing works by renowned Irish composer Elaine Agnew, the programme includes two of her choral pieces alongside a selection of her instrumental works. Music by Mozart and Vivaldi will also be included.Elaine Agnew is a renowned Irish composer whose many works have been commercially released, performed and commissioned worldwide. Her works regularly feature in the repertoires of such artists as the Vogler Quartet, cellists Robert Cohen and Evžen Rattay, Irish Chamber and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, violinists Isabelle Faust and Catherine Leonard and pianists Angela Hewitt and Romain Descharmes. Elaine was also appointed the first RTÉ lyric fm Composer-in-Residence in association with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Her most recent premiere last year’s BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, London where her commission Dark Hedges was described as “…..compelling from beginning to end.”Donegal Chamber Orchestra is made up of classical string players from across county Donegal. Led by violinist Orsi Szabo-Yelamo under the artistic direction of Victor Yelamo, it is dedicated to helping students and amateur musicians achieve the highest level of excellence in performance. Their focus in 2013 is on the music of Elaine Agnew.Bookings can be taken from or call 0749131840. DONEGAL MUSIC EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS GET READY FOR A BIG NIGHT was last modified: February 2nd, 2013 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:Donegal Music Education Partnershiplast_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: The Christmas party season has begun.This weekend, Facebook was awash with excited statuses and perfectly posed selfies as people headed out on the first wave of Christmas parties.These statuses were usually followed by next day “Oh dear God…my head” updates; all perkiness and joy disappearing as fast as the mulled wine the night before. These updates seem to be sending out an SOS for anyone with a Paracetamol or an Alka-Seltser.Hash-tags that tell an all familiar story;
#didireallydothatYou get the idea…Just because ‘tis the season to be jolly’, doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and enjoy yourself without feeling guilty for the rest of 2014. It’s the festive season. You are going to be at various parties and there will be an array of food and drinks on display.Beating yourself up about your food and drink choices the following day is not really a healthy attitude.Your long term choices will ultimately determine how you reach your goal.Here are some tips that can help keep you on track over the festive season.The day after your binge, wait until your body feels hungry again and eat a small meal with protein and green vegetables. A meal like this will keep your blood sugar in control.Drink a lot of water and continue to eat a high protein and low carb diet for the rest of the day.As-well as helping burn off the extra sugar you took in, this will also help with the water weight that goes along with it.Exercising before you go out the evening of your party can act like a pre-emptive strike on the ‘damage’ that you will do on your night out. Keep the workouts short and intense, mini circuits can be a great way to get your heart rate up and your muscles firing.Not only will you have a great calorie burn before you go out, you will also have a bit of a pump going on (guys) and look a bit more defined in your party clothes.Try not to go for an intense session that day after.Even if you were partly able for it, the fact that you temporarily feel better is coming from a release of endorphins, not because you ‘sweated out’ your hangover.If you haven’t properly hydrated yourself pre, during and post workout, that hangover will be even worse once the feel good factor wears off.Drinking water after a big session is common knowledge.Water is the best detox that we can use to help an overloaded system.Feeling heavy and bloated after a binge typically results from fluid retention and slowed digestion.Water also helps move food wastes through the body preventing constipation which can cause that higher number on the scale that everyone worries about post binge.Drinking something with electrolytes in it can help speed up the recovery process.If you don’t want to go down the route of sports drinks, coconut water is a great alternative.Stay clear from coffee (yes I said coffee) and alcohol, post party. You will only dehydrate yourself worse and extend your hangover.The best word I can offer you for the party season, is “moderation”.This is easier said than done, but if your day after the party is spent guilt tripping yourself and chastising yourself for your food choices, you are not developing a healthy relationship with food.You have to realise that there will always be parties and there will always be occasions that will require you to relax.As long as you are still moving towards your long term goal, you can allow for events like these.Remember, no-one can give 100% all of the time, 90% will give you the mental leeway to have a life while being able to enjoy events when they arise.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training or to get a structured training program, please contact me through the link below. RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: LET THE PARTY SEASON BEGIN was last modified: December 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:emmet rushefitnessfitness and Christmaspartieslast_img read more

Musician Nitin Sawhney Among UK Indians Named For Royal Honours

first_imgProminent British Indian musician Nitin Sawhney is among several doctors, educationists and professionals named in the New Year Honours List released on Friday night, reflecting the achievements of ‘extraordinary’ members of the Indian community in the UK.They will receive royal honours (such as MBE, OBE, CBE) in investiture ceremonies throughout 2019 from members of the family at the Buckingham Palace and other locations. The list “recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people”, official sources said. Related Itemslast_img