Today is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day. To which I say, preheat that oven, let's make a batch. Buttermilk biscuits are so wonderful and so easy to make that I wonder why anyone buys those biscuits in a can or a mix like Bisquick. The perfect recipe for biscuits requires only three ingredients: self-rising flour (three cups), butter or shortening (six tablespoons), and buttermilk or regular milk (a cup and a half). Mix the first two with a whisk until the lumps are gone. Add the milk and lightly blend until no dry flour is left. Spoon the dough on a greased baking sheet, and bake at 450 degrees for about fifteen minutes. Butter 'em up and enjoy!
Oatmeal, Texas is in the Hill Country, forty-eight miles northwest of Austin. The town dates back to the 1850s. Like many towns on that part of Texas, the settlers who wound up there were Germans. The name was probably a mishearing of Othmiel, the name of one of the early families there. But by the time a post office was established, the name Oatmeal stuck. The water tower looks like a gigantic 3-Minute Oats box. There's an Oatmeal Festival every Labor Day weekend. Most of the area is wide-open cattle-grazing land, with interspersing woods. No restaurants (or much else but a few houses) are in Oatmeal, but four miles away in Bertram, you can dine at Mary's Beef and Buns.
pound cake, n.--A cake whose name gives the recipe. It's classically made with a pound each of butter, flour, eggs (about six) and sugar. That makes a cake bigger than most people think of as a pound cake, but it's the classic. The eggs are creamed into the butter first, followed by the eggs and then the flour. There's usually vanilla in there, too. Beyond that, all sorts of other things make their way into the cake, notably sour fruits like orange and cherries. Pound cakes are as often used as the basis for a more complicated confection (baked Alaska comes to mind), but everybody seems to like it for its own merits.
Deft Dining Rule #202:
The only real strawberry shortcake is made with what looks like a sweetened biscuit. The pre-made sponge cakes you see in the stores are used only by the laziest of cooks.
Famous Local Chefs
Today is the birthday, in 1928, of Chef Robert Finley. He headed the kitchen of Masson's in Lakeview for most of its history. During its prime in the 1960s and 1970s, Masson's was among the most celebrated of local restaurants, nationally as well as locally. Not only did Chef Robert cook excellent and original food, but he took in many budding cooks and turned them into skilled masters. (The most noteworthy of those is Chef Dennis Hutley, who opened Le Parvenu.) Masson's is gone, and Chef Robert passed away in 2009, but his dishes and proteges live on.
Dining With The Royals
King Louis XIII ascended to the throne of France today in 1610. The most expensive widely available Cognac is named for him. Coincidentally, his son and successor, Louis XIV, also came to the throne on this date at age four in 1643. When he took control of France in 1661, the Sun King (as Louis XIV was known) assembled a lavish royal court culture, which demanded cuisine at the highest levels. He would have liked his father's namesake Cognac.
Through History With Beer
Today in 1932, New York Mayor Jimmy Walker led an all-day We Want Beer parade in Manhattan. There was another such parade in Detroit that day. The forces of Prohibition began to crumble, and it would be less than a year before beer returned to America.
The first patent issued for a dishwasher went to Joel Houghton of Ogden, New York on this day in 1850. It worked more like a modern clothes washing machine than a modern dishwasher. So, a lot of broken dishes.
Today is the feast day of St. Matthias, the Apostle who replaced Judas. He is the patron saint of alcoholics.
Music To Eat Red Beans And Rice By
Sidney Bechet was born in New Orleans today in 1897, and in 1959 died on this date, too. He was a major jazz pioneer, a self-taught genius whose techniques and compositions were so offbeat that he was constantly in conflict with band leaders and other performers. Playing saxophone and clarinet, he recorded his first sides just before his fellow Orleanian Louis Armstrong cut his. Bechet was internationally famous, especially in his later years.
Music To Eat Anything By
Frank Sinatra passed away this day in 1998. He was 82. "May you live long, and may the last voice you hear be mine," he said at the close of his concerts in his later years. It still could happen, especially if you die in an American Italian restaurant. I wouldn't mind having the last voice I hear be that of Old Blue Eyes.
Al Porcino, a jazz trumpeter, was born today in 1925. I suppose one single mushroom of the porcini variety would be a porcino. North Carolina Congressman Basil Whitener was born today in 1915. . Honey Cone, a female singing group, had a gold record today in 1971, called Want Ads. . Apple Corps, the Beatles' business and recording company, was formed today in 1968. . Salt 'n' Pepa, a two-girl hip-hop group, had a hit today in 1990 with the song Expression.
Words To Eat By
"Americans are just beginning to regard food the way the French always have. Dinner is not what you do in the evening before you do something else. Dinner is the evening."--Art Buchwald.
We've known that in New Orleans for over a century.
Words To Drink By
"I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won't let himself get snotty about it."--Raymond Chandler.
The Company Memo: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
In a stunning announcement Tuesday, Actress Angelina Jolie revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her chance of getting breast cancer. In the New York Times editorial page, she writes:
"Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. ..My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer."
We'll discuss with Ambassador Nancy Brinker, the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and a Word Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control, as well as Dr. Stephen Grobmyer, head of the Cleveland Clinic Breast Center.
And the Senate continues debating the Gang of Eight's immigration bill, focusing on the guest worker program. Kerry Kennedy, founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, joins us on Jansing & Co.
Letters for Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This letter is a thank you and a request. The greatest act of kindness I’ve ever personally witnessed happened on the Kalalau Trail, Kaua‘i, from a Hawai‘i State Parks archaeologist.
Walking back from Hanakoa Falls, my friend dropped her small bag, containing her camera, license, cash and credit card, down the very steep embankment. After a few failed attempts to reach it with a hiking pole, it had slipped down further. We marked the spot and left.
We ran into Alan Carpenter, an archeologist with the Hawaiian Park Services, who said he felt confident he could retrieve it, and to meet him at the airport two days later, where he handed it to her. After one failed attempt himself, Mr. Carpenter returned the next day after work accompanied by other kind souls who helped in retrieving it. Forever grateful for the help, we are all astounded by his and others’ willingness to help, risk their own safety, and go way out their way to help a complete stranger.
Comparing my experience hiking in several other states, I was very surprised at the lack of signage and zero ranger presence on the Kalalau Trail. How do the thousands of tourists fare each year, who don’t understand the dangers of this trail, resulting in serious, yet preventable injury?
We later took a cruise along the Coast where we learned how often they are called upon to rescue hikers. The expense of boat and helicopter rescues must be incredibly more costly to taxpayers than prevention measures like clear signage, education and staffing the trail. I strongly encourage and respectfully request that the beautiful state of Hawai‘i employ the necessary measures to improve safety for your residents and guests. Thank you.
‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’
Recently my niece came in and told me the Kapa‘a Business Association has now decided to charge for vendors to place tables, tents, etc. on the sidewalks for the First Saturday Of The Month Sale.
This sale has been going on for how long, free and with the town’s blessing?
She and her fellow vendors were told the fees were to offset the costs of electric, vendors bring their own battery powered lights.
To block off the streets to traffic, isn’t that counter productive?
Vendors need visitors driving by to catch their interest so they will stop. To reroute around town would block people from seeing vendors and catching an interest.
It was said the monies would be used for advertising. Not necessary as the streets are full with shoppers as it is. Reroute traffic and you might need advertising but leaving things status quo has worked for quite awhile and will continue to work if left alone.
As it stands now she, and many other vendors we spoke with, will not return if they are charged for their space. t is not worth it to them as the lack of foot traffic makes for few sales.
How would that work in the Assn.’s scheme of things?
There is an old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!!”
‘We get what we pay for’
Having lived on the mainland and moved here five years ago, a low amount zoning enforcement is not a new thing. It’s the same nationwide, as the city I lived in had zoning enforced by a handful of zoning officers. On the other hand, there a heck of a lot more police officers keeping us safe from criminals.
Vacation rentals are a concern on the North Shore, and they should be (I lived next to one when I first moved here and it is annoying). But it’s crazy that councilmen would rather waste time talking to each other to make themselves look good because no one likes the rentals, rather than do what is the obvious, put more zoning officers on the street. But I think they want the money go to other things like building more parks we can’t maintain or nice police cars.
Having put through plans to build a house recently, it’s clear to me our zoning office is understaffed. They seem to try their best but like all government offices, the time to process plans depends on the number of staff. I can assume there is only one guy to do rental enforcement.
When I see the councilmen complain about the rentals on TV, they seem to like the sound of their own voice.
It’s no wonder that they want to keep talking and searching to blame some poor government worker and probably never want to do the obvious solution and fund enforcement. We get what we pay for.
Day: May 14, 2013
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I don’t just like to post links — I like to comment on the news, with preferably a minimum of 3 news items. I was staring at one of the articles I had saved when suddenly a theme came to mind that tied together with two other items in the news. All of these have to do with how women are seen: by men, by women, and by society, and the damaging effects that can have. Do excuse my errors in this being a man, these are observations from the outside, and I might word things wrong.
- Being a Boob. If you’ve been reading the news at all today, you know that Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy recently due to a high risk of breast cancer. Why was there so much attention? Surely, it wasn’t because all of the editors were concerned about women’s health (although that’s what they’ll claim). No, it is because articles about women’s breasts — especially a sexy celebrity — will attract the eyeballs of male readers. I, of course, read the comments and there is the usual number of trolls out there bemoaning Brad’s loss. I refer everyone to an excellent piece by The Ferrett on this, where he notes that the attitude of “Poor Brad” has the implicit statement that women are good for only one thing in a relationship: sex. Once that is gone, why have the relationship. For anyone really in a relationship, we know this isn’t true: we are with our partners for much more than sex: we love the person and the brain and the attitudes and the fun — and for that, we want the physical package to be healthy. True relationships don’t depend on breasts.
- Getting the Look. Of course, one part of selling the “sex” (and perhaps the submissiveness) of women is marketing, and how characters are marketed to little girls. We’ve already seen Belle lose any nerdiness she had, and Disney was attempting it again with Merida from Brave. They were attempting to turn Merida into the typical princess, not the tomboy she was, and this got people upset. Of course, the good news (for now) is that it looks like the battle has been won.
- Indoctrinating Them Early. Lastly (and the article that actually inspired this post), we have an article from CNN on the damaging effects of proms. The article details a number of items — cost being only one aspect … with most of them having to do with the message a prom sends. What are these messages? Conventional beauty is valued most. Straight is better. Valued girls are submissive, not assertive. Share everything. These messages may not come through at all schools, but I’m sure for many they do (especially in more traditional areas).
It seems sometimes that the battle is hard, with the media sending the message that there is only one shape desired, and women are good for only one thing. Luckily, there are some men out there who haven’t swallowed that line: who love their partners because of who they are, not just what they look like or how they are in bed, and who realize that a relationship is more than just sex… it is finding someone who you truly connect with and will be there for… no matter what.
Friday, May 14, 2021
Abalone Pao Fan Recipe
This is another pao fan recipe that we absolutely adore and it is so easy to do at the same time.
Start by pouring 700ml of chicken stock into a claypot. Add 1/2 cup of dried scallops. Cut 1 large piece of dried cuttlefish or octopus into smaller pieces and add to the claypot.
Bring the water to a boil and reduce to low heat. Add 200ml of the water or juices from an opened can of abalone. Cut 1 or 2 pieces of dried fish maw into smaller square pieces. Add to the broth.
Tuesday May 14, 2013
Georgia: Christian Robinson, who just played linebacker for Georgia this past season, is joining the staff as a defensive grad assistant.
Mercyhurst University (D-II – PA): Mercyhurst is seeking one Restricted Earnings Coach for 2013-2014. This is a 10 month position. Stipend is $10,000 with no housing or benefits but will receive some on campus meals. Duties include coaching a position group, game/practice prep, video editing, and on road recruiting. It would be preferred that candidates have experience playing or coaching Linebackers, Secondary and/or Offensive Line. Bachelor’s degree is required. One year college coaching experience is preferred. Send letter of interest, resume, and references to Linebackers Coach Dan Blume at [email protected]
Arizona Cardinals: Josh Scobey has been promoted to pro scout and the Cardinals have hired Darius Vinnet and Glen Fox as scouting assistants.
Ball State: Sources tell us that Valdosta State (D-II – GA) defensive grad assistant Tilmon Clark is heading to Ball State to work in recruiting operations.
Northern Michigan (D-II): Northern Michigan is taking resumes for an offensive skill, with video experience, restricted earnings position. The position will begin at the end of July. The appointment will pay $9,000 and you will have the opportunity to recruit on the road. Please send your resume and references to [email protected] .
Troy: Former defensive coordinator Jeremy Rowell has joined the coaching staff at Colquitt County HS (GA) and will coach the safeties and special teams.
VMI: Athletic director Donny White has announced that he will retire in November after 35 years in the athletic department, 15 of those as athletic director.
Illinois State: Gary Friedman announced has announced his resignation, effective June 30. Deputy director of intercollegiate athletics Larry Lyons has been appointed athletic director and has received a three-year deal beginning July 1.
Lamar University (FCS): Lamar University is looking for a home game August 31. Contact head coach Ray Woodard at 409-880-7157 if interested.
Valparaiso (FCS – IN): Sources tell us that Chesterton HS (IN) head coach John Snyder has stepped down and that he will join the Valpo staff. We will update.
Holmes CC (MS): Holmes Community College, in Goodman, MS has an immediate opening for a OLB coach. This is a 6 month unpaid position. Housing and meals are provided. Job duties will include coaching Outside Linebackers, some film duties, recruiting, and additional duties as assigned by defensive coordinator and Head Coach. Candidates with LB or DL experience are preferred. Interested applicants should email a current résumé to [email protected] No phone calls please.
University of Arkansas at Monticello (D-II): University of Arkansas at Monticello is accepting applications for the position of Linebacker coach and special teams assistant coach. This job is a restrictive earnings position paying $18,000 per year. Applicants must have a Bachelors Degree. Please email resumes to [email protected] No phone calls please.
RPI (D-III – NY): RPI has several positions open. One position is an intern position that includes benefits and housing. Three others are part-time positions that include a stipend only. Each position will coach a position and have a recruiting area. Send resume and references to head coach Ralph Isernia at [email protected] .
Otterbein (D-III – OH): Defensive backs coach Pete Davila has been chosen to participate in the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship this summer with the Minnesota Vikings.
Arizona Cardinals: Dru Grigson has been named director of college scouting and Quentin Harris will take over as director of pro scouting.
Community Food Systems
Over 42,000 schools
participate in Farm to School.
Over 42,000 schools
participate in Farm to School.
FNS Office of Community Food Systems
The Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS) helps child nutrition program operators incorporate local foods in the National School Lunch Program and its associated programs, as well as the Summer Food Service Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program. In addition, OCFS staff works with tribal communities to respond to their desire to better incorporate traditional foods into our meal programs. OCFS accomplishes this through grant making, training and technical assistance and research.
I am a.
On an annual basis, USDA awards competitive grants to support farm to school programs nationwide.
The FY 2021 Farm to School Grant Request for Applications has Closed.
This fall, the Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS), will announce the request for applications for the FY2022 Farm to School Grant Program. OCFS encourages those seeking grant funding to review the materials available on the website, including prior grant awards, requests for applications, and technical assistance documents, as resources when planning future grant applications for FY2022 and beyond.
USDA Announces 2020 Farm to School Grant Awardees
USDA is pleased to announce the 2020 Farm to School Grant Awardees.
Since 2013, the USDA Farm to School Grant Program has offered annual grants to schools, school districts, nonprofits, state agencies, agricultural producers, and Indian Tribal Organizations to plan, implement, or provide training on farm to school activities. FNS is committed to working with schools and agricultural partners to ensure healthy habits take root in early childhood.
Please visit the Grant Award page for more information and read more about this announcement.
Patch Tuesday May 2013
Today for Patch Tuesday, Microsoft and Adobe are both coming out with critical fixes for a number of widely installed and attacked programs. Microsoft has 10 bulletins addressing a total of 33 vulnerabilities, and Adobe is releasing new versions of Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash and Coldfusion.
Two of the Microsoft bulletins, MS13-038 and MS13-037, are fixes for vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer (IE). They are both rated 𠇌ritical” and should be implemented first in this month’s lineup of patches. MS13-038 addresses a 0-day vulnerability in IE 8, registered as CVE-2013-1347, which was found first served by the Department of Labor website on April 30th. On May 3rd, Microsoft acknowledged the issue in advisory KB2847140. On May 5th, a Metasploit module was published making the exploit code widely available, and on May 8th Microsoft provided a fix-It workaround. Today, we are getting the final version of code for this vulnerability – highly recommended as the most important patch to install this month. If you are interested in the timeline and more technical background, I recommend Eric Romang’s blog post which lays out many details including the Command and Control (C&C) infrastructure used by the attackers, and a map of the roughly 280 infected IP addresses, which were extracted from the database of poorly secured C&C server.
MS13-038 was an ad hoc update this month and kudos to Microsoft for turning it around in such a short timeframe. MS13-037, however, is the expected update to Internet Explorer that addresses the two vulnerabilities used by researchers at VUPEN to exploit IE10 during the PWN2OWN competition at CanSecWest in Vancouver in March. The exploit is rated a 𠇁” on the Microsoft Exploitability Index, meaning that Microsoft expects exploits to be developed within the next 30 days and that the attack vector would be a malicious website. Patch this vulnerability as soon as possible.
By the way, Microsoft received reports of five vulnerabilities from ZDI as a result of PWN2OWN, two used in the IE exploit and three others used in exploits of Chrome, Firefox and Adobe Reader, illustrating the increased difficulty that exploit writers face with modern software. Typically a single vulnerability is not sufficient enough any more to gain control over the targeted machine, but a combination of vulnerabilities is needed for successful exploitation, which is a good argument for upgrading to the latest available software version as the 0-day on IE8, this month’s vulnerability in Word 2003 or the large number of vulnerabilities found in Publisher 2003. The more recent your software is, the smaller your attack surface becomes. For more details on the state of the vulnerabilities reported by ZDI, take a look at Microsoft’s post on the SRD blog.
Next on our priority list are three bulletins rated “important:” MS13-042, which addresses vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Publisher MS13-043 resolves a problem in Microsoft Word and MS13-039, which fixes a driver level issue in Windows Server 2012. While we don’t see Publisher used often, we believe it is widely installed as it comes default in the full Microsoft Office Installation. The attack vector would be a malicious file sent via e-mail or through a link on a website. Patch MS13-042, or evaluate whether it can be uninstalled to save you future security updates. This reduces your attack surface and would have saved you roughly eight patches in the last couple of years. MS13-043 addresses a Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Word that could be exploited through a malicious file sent to the user and which would have to be opened. It is rated 𠇂” on the Exploitability Index, meaning an exploit is rather difficult to craft and is not expected in the next 30 days. It also applies only to installations of Word 2003. Still, if you run Office 2003, install this patch. MS13-039 addresses a Denial of Service issue in the HTTP library in Windows Server 2012 that is easy to exploit, So, if you run a web server under Windows 2012 make sure to apply this patch.
Adobe is also coming out with updates for three of its products: Coldfusion (APSB13-03) Flash – the web application development environment and Reader (APSB13-15). The update to Coldfusion addresses a 0-day vulnerability that has an exploit in the wild Adobe has given workaround instructions in APSA13-03. The Reader update APSB13-15 contains fixes for 27 vulnerabilities and affects all versions of Reader supported (9,X and XI) and is rated critical and includes Adobe’s fixes for the PWN2OWN vulnerabilities as well – patch as soon as possible because Adobe Reader is frequently attacked with file-based exploits. The Flash update APSB13-14 addresses 7 vulnerabilities – all found by Google’s security team, btw.
May 14, 2019 Volume 65 Issue 35
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced the establishment of Analytics at Wharton, uniting the School&rsquos teaching, research and industry engagement initiatives that use big data to improve decision-making and generate actionable business insights. This change is made possible by a new anonymous $15 million gift, creating the Data Science and Business Analytics Fund, which will accelerate Wharton&rsquos innovations in applying sophisticated analytical tools to solve challenges and leverage the opportunities for business and society generated by the data and technology revolution. This gift is an instrumental investment in analytics, a core area of focus of Wharton&rsquos More Than Ever campaign.
&ldquoIn the 21st century, leaders will increasingly use data and analytics to develop insights that will help them make better decisions and become better leaders. The creation of Analytics at Wharton demonstrates our commitment to using big data to transform how business is done,&rdquo said Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett. &ldquoThis gives us the opportunity to expand our analytics research, curriculum, and industry engagement to respond to the enormous interest from our students, our faculty and business at large in championing the responsible use of data to benefit society.&rdquo
Analytics at Wharton will be supported by the creation of a new senior leadership position at Wharton, the Vice Dean for Analytics. The inaugural vice dean will be Eric T. Bradlow, the K.P. Chao Professor and professor of marketing, economics, education and statistics and the chair of Wharton&rsquos marketing department. Dr. Bradlow is also the co-founder of the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative.
The Data Science and Business Analytics Fund will support new opportunities to expand the impact of big data analytics on areas as diverse as sports and entertainment, healthcare and medicine, and network science and the media, drawing on the Wharton faculty&rsquos diverse research excellence in areas that are being transformed by the opportunities created by unprecedented volumes of digital, numerical and text-based data.
&ldquoAt Wharton, our teaching and research define the cutting edge in using data analysis to inform decision-making,&rdquo said Dr. Bradlow. &ldquoOur students and faculty are applying these methods in real time to real problems, meeting the growing needs of organizations seeking talented people who can turn raw data into actionable business intelligence.&rdquo
Analytics at Wharton will also bring together five existing programs at the School:
Customer Analytics, which focuses on analytical methods to further business intelligence for companies centered around granular customer-level data.
Penn Wharton Budget Model, a nonpartisan, research-based initiative that provides accurate, accessible and transparent economic analysis of public policy&rsquos fiscal impact.
People Analytics, which uses data to help organizations make smarter decisions about people by understanding the character, culture, collaboration and careers at their organizations.
Wharton Neuroscience Initiative, which develops new technologies that can collect and analyze novel forms of behavioral data at the nexus of business and brain science.
Wharton Research Data Services, an award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool used by corporate, academic, governmental and non-profit clients at 400+ organizations worldwide.
Wharton&rsquos outstanding reputation for analytics drives students&rsquo high demand for courses and co-curricular activities in this area. For example, at Wharton:
- 47 analytics-based courses are offered in undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
- 14% of MBA students major in Business Analytics.
- More than 1,100 students participate in undergraduate and MBA Analytics Clubs.
- 18 analytics-related conferences and public events take place each year.
- Tens of thousands of learners worldwide have enrolled in analytics programs and courses through Wharton Executive Education and Wharton Online.
Faculty Senate Leadership 2019-2020
The Faculty Senate has announced its new leadership for the upcoming year: Past Chair: Jennifer Pinto-Martin (Nursing) Chair: Steven Kimbrough (Wharton) Chair-Elect: Kathleen Hall Jamieson (Annenberg). See the 2018-2019 Annual Reports of the Faculty Senate in this week&rsquos supplement.
Graduate School of Education 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award
Amrit Thapa, a lecturer in Penn GSE&rsquos International Educational Development Program and instructor in the Education Entrepreneurship Program, is the recipient of the GSE Excellence in Teaching Award. Students describe Dr. Thapa&rsquos class as a place where quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis are demystified. He challenges students to critically examine research in the field, including his own work, because he wants them to be partners in learning. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Thapa creates a positive classroom environment that prioritizes his students&rsquo wellness. Thanks to his mentorship, students said Dr. Thapa has opened up career possibilities they wouldn&rsquot have otherwise considered.
Kellie Ann Jurado: Presidential Assistant Professor
Kellie Ann Jurado has joined the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as a Presidential Assistant Professor of Microbiology. Dr. Jurado&rsquos research examines how the immune system interacts with viral infections. Her current work investigates the abnormal immune response during Zika virus infection, including how the immune system reacts to Zika in the brain.
As a new Penn faculty member, Dr. Jurado will continue her research on Zika virus pathogenesis and how antigen-presenting cells shape T cell responses in the central nervous system. She will also start on a new line of inquiry exploring the enterovirus D68, an emerging and important viral infection that causes a polio-like disease in children. The research is expected to provide clues about how this virus attacks the body.
Dr. Jurado is the recipient of several major grants and fellowships, including the L&rsquoOréal Women in Science Fellowship, the Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science and a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship. She was named a 2018 &ldquoWunderkind&rdquo by the life sciences publication STAT. She received her PhD in virology from Harvard University and served as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University.
Dr. Jurado grew up in a small town in New Mexico where her family engages in chili pepper farming and business. Guided by her own experiences as a first-generation doctoral student who did not meet a scientist until college, Dr. Jurado has given back to the community by mentoring students at Harvard and Yale and within underserved middle and high schools in the New Haven/Bridgeport area. She has also engaged in community outreach by educating communities there about the HPV vaccine. The Hartford Courant named her a Hometown Hero for these activities.
The Presidential Professorships are five-year term chairs, awarded by President Amy Gutmann to outstanding scholars, whose appointments to the standing faculty are approved by the Provost, and who demonstrably contribute excellence and diversity to Penn&rsquos inclusive community.
School of Veterinary Medicine 2019 Teaching Awards
The Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award
This year&rsquos Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award was presented to Joseph Bender. The Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award is the most prestigious teaching award in veterinary medicine. It is presented annually to a faculty member at each college of veterinary medicine in the United States. Its purpose is &ldquoto improve veterinary medicine
education by recognizing outstanding instructors who, through their ability, dedication, character and leadership, contribute significantly to the advancement of the profession.&rdquo The entire Penn Vet student body votes on the recipient.
Dr. Bender is currently assistant professor of clinical dairy production medicine in dairy field investigation for the Center for Animal Health and Productivity at Penn Vet&rsquos New Bolton Center. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Findlay, and his veterinary and master of science degrees from Iowa State University.
Dr. Bender&rsquos main area of work involves providing on-farm consultation to dairy farmers throughout Pennsylvania to improve production, profitability and well-being for both dairy cattle and producers. Primary interests and teaching include dairy farm management, nutrition, reproduction and on-farm interactions to help the sustainability of the Pennsylvania dairy industry.
Dr. Bender&rsquos research projects focus on global food security and the role of animal agriculture antibiotic resistance and the Penn Wharton China Center&rsquos sustainability project through the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund. His family dairy farm, located nearby, is where he spends most of his time away from Penn Vet.
Noted one student: &ldquoDr. Bender is truly an inspiration to those he meets and teaches. I can attest to his enthusiasm that students in his classes exude after interactions with him. Dr. Bender is an enthusiastic educator, encouraging students to think logically about problems and to constantly scrutinize their preconceptions. He empowers students to think independently&mdashwhen posed a question his retort is often advice on how to approach the problem rather than the answer. Despite his fondness of debate, he treats students, clients and colleagues with sincere respect. He spends countless hours outside of the classroom helping students with their own projects and providing invaluable mentorship.&rdquo
The William B. Boucher Award
The Boucher Award honors a house officer at New Bolton Center for excellent teaching, as was exemplified by William Boucher over four decades at Penn Vet.
This year&rsquos winner is Caitlin Moore. Dr. Moore graduated from Penn Vet (V&rsquo16) where she is currently a resident in Internal Medicine at Penn Vet&rsquos New Bolton Center.
&ldquoWhen working with the students, Dr. Moore has a high level of empathy for them,&rdquo wrote a student. &ldquoShe understands what it&rsquos like be a student, and how scary and overwhelming it is, and how work just piles up and sometimes you just don&rsquot know the answer. When she talks to students she really gets that and I&rsquom so happy that the students recognize it too.&rdquo
Class of 2019 Philadelphia Campus Teaching Award
Deborah Mandell graduated from Penn Vet (V&rsquo93) where she also completed an internship and a residency in emergency and critical care medicine. After becoming board certified and moving to Maryland, she was a criticalist at VCA/Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg. In 2001, Dr. Mandell returned to Penn Vet, where she is currently a professor in emergency and critical care medicine and works in Ryan Hospital&rsquos emergency room. Her clinical interests include ophthalmological emergencies and respiratory distress in cats.
As a pet safety advisor for the American Red Cross, she has provided expert review for Red Cross Dog First Aid and Cat First Aid guides, the Pet First Aid app, and the Cat and Dog First Aid online course. She has participated in multiple print interviews and live segments on Animal Radio. Dr. Mandell is also a member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council.
According to one student, &ldquoFew people are more invested in student learning than Dr. Mandell. Between her legendary CPR lab, her extraordinary teaching rounds and her willingness to provide hands-on experience, Dr. Mandell continues to go above and beyond for her students. On top of all that, she is also fun, brilliant and calm under pressure&mdasha true role model.&rdquo
Class of 2019 New Bolton Center Teaching Award
Nikki Scherrer currently serves as an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Penn Vet&rsquos New Bolton Center. She received a bachelor&rsquos degree in biochemistry and graduated summa cum laude from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. She earned her veterinary degree from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation Dr. Sherrer interned at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. Following this, she started a second rotating internship at New Bolton Center and a subsequent ophthalmology residency.
&ldquoAs a student, it is impossible to work on a case with Dr. Scherrer and not be blown away by her incredible knowledge. But with this knowledge comes a great talent for translating the information to her students. I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Scherrer on multiple cases while out on rotation at New Bolton Center and they were some of the most rewarding cases I have been involved with at New Bolton. Not only did I learn a great deal about ophthalmology, but her mastery of client communication and the way she advocates for her patients was a joy to behold.&rdquo
Class of 2020 Philadelphia Campus Teaching Award
Rebecka Hess received her DVM degree in 1992 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. She completed an internship in small animal medicine in 1994 and a residency in small animal internal medicine in 1996, both at Penn Vet, where she is currently professor and chief of internal medicine. Dr. Hess was a 2019 winner of a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (Almanac March 26, 2019). Her research and publications focus on diabetes and other endocrinopathies in dogs and cats, topics she is invited to speak on nationally and internationally. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Said one student: &ldquoWhile there are some truly great lecturers, there are some that go beyond what is required, Dr. Rebecka Hess took time in class to check in with the students, summarized each major topic, signposted her lectures, and most of all, showed us empathy when it came to learning the challenging material that is small animal endocrine disease.&rdquo
Class of 2020 New Bolton Center Teaching Award
Michael Pesato received his undergraduate degree from the University of Findlay and his veterinary degree from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing an internship and subsequent Field Service residency at New Bolton Center, he accepted a position of lecturer in food animal field service. Dr. Pesato&rsquos clinical focus is on overall health and productivity of cattle and small ruminants. He is especially interested in working with small ruminant farms and small bovine herds to develop herd management strategies and preventative healthcare plans. He also enjoys community outreach activities and educating the public on food animal topics. Dr. Pesato received The William B. Boucher Award in 2017 (Almanac May 23, 2017).
According to one student, &ldquoDr. Pesato spends countless hours in and out of the classroom to teach small- and large-animal students alike. He volunteers his weekends to wet labs, teaches the basics of rectal palpation in Large Animal block, and comforts and guides students when they must remediate their pre-clinical assessment.&rdquo
Class of 2021 Laboratory Teaching Award
Deborah Gillette attended Purdue University as an undergraduate and veterinary school at Cornell University. After completing a pathology residency at Penn Vet, she earned a PhD in comparative pathology at University of California, Davis, and became board certified. Dr. Gillette joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin for one year before joining the pathology faculty at New Bolton Center. During this time she received a master&rsquos degree in health professions education from Penn&rsquos Graduate School of Education. Dr. Gillette left Penn Vet to become a pathologist in the toxicology department of Rohm and Haas Company (now part of Dow Chemical). After retiring from industry, she returned to Penn Vet in 2018, working for the pathology department at the Philadelphia campus. Dr. Gillette also serves as photo editor for the journal Veterinary Pathology.
&ldquoDr. Gillette always has a smile for us during our pathology wet labs,&rdquo noted a student. &ldquoShe is one of the most friendly and helpful teachers we have. She really encourages us to make diagnoses like actual doctors.&rdquo
Class of 2021 Lecture Teaching Award
Julie Engiles graduated from Penn Vet in 2002 and completed a surgical internship at the New Jersey Equine Clinic 2003, followed by an anatomic pathology residency at Penn Vet. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. She was hired in 2007 as an assistant professor of pathology at New Bolton Center, which provides autopsy and biopsy services for the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Lab Services (PADLS). Dr. Engiles&rsquo research and teaching interests include orthopedic pathology, equine laminitis and gastrointestinal pathology.
&ldquoWhen we hear &lsquosoggy nachos&rsquo we now think of osteochondritis dissecans,&rdquo noted a student. &ldquoDr. Engiles&rsquo enthusiasm and positive energy made her lectures engaging and easy to follow. She went out of her way to provide us with practice cases to apply the information we were learning in class.&rdquo
Class of 2022 Laboratory Teaching Award
Peter Hand received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, then graduated from Penn Vet in 1961. He earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. Dr. Hand is currently an emeritus professor of anatomy after a 35-year career at Penn Vet, and he continues to help out during anatomy labs.
One student wrote that &ldquoDr. Hand always has something nice or encouraging to say, especially during histology point and shoot, or when handing you a clipboard as you&rsquore walking into your anatomy practical. He is humble, polite and extremely knowledgeable in his field.&rdquo
Class of 2022 Lecture Teaching Award
Elizabeth Woodward joined the department of biomedical sciences in 2016 as a clinical assistant professor. Prior to her faculty appointment, she held postdoctoral research appointments in the Reference Andrology Laboratory at New Bolton Center and at the University of Kentucky&rsquos Gluck Equine Research Center, where she also earned her doctorate studying equine reproductive physiology. As faculty, she is course organizer for physiology, teaches anatomy, serves on several College committees, and is a faculty adviser for the Wine Club. Her research interests are in the field of reproductive physiology, specifically in the areas of sperm physiology and equine endometritis.
&ldquoDr. Woodward goes above and beyond to answer our questions in a way that benefits the entire class, and even consults new research to do so,&rdquo said a student. &ldquoIf you email a question, she will make an additional PowerPoint slide to answer it, and incorporate that slide into the next lecture so everyone is on the same page. You might find her in the courtyard, shouting through a megaphone, choreographing students into a complex dance that roughly resembles a functional beating heart. We&rsquore really lucky to have someone who cares as much as she does, and we&rsquore certainly grateful for her.&rdquo
A.T. Charlie Johnson: Rebecca W. Bushnell Professor
A.T. Charlie Johnson, professor of physics and astronomy in Penn&rsquos School of Arts & Sciences, has been ap pointed the Rebecca W. Bushnell Professor of Physics and Astronomy. A condensed matter experimentalist, Dr. Johnson focuses on the physics of nanoscale materials such as graphene and carbon nanotubes. He is a leading expert on transport phenomena (energy, charge and spin) in such systems.
Dr. Johnson has served as director of Penn&rsquos Nano/Bio Interface Center, a National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, and was recently named as a member of the Defense Science Study Group. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society, and he has been recognized for excellence in teaching and mentorship with the Provost&rsquos Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Penn Arts & Sciences Dean&rsquos Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Research.
The Penn Arts & Sciences Board of Overseers created this professorship in 2012 in recognition of Rebecca W. Bushnell, who was dean of the School 2005-2013. It was originally known as the School of Arts & Sciences Board of Overseers Professorship and was held by Dr. Bushnell from 2013 until her retirement in 2018, when it was renamed the Rebecca W. Bushnell Professorship and designated for the sciences to reflect her commitment to all academic disciplines. Dr. Bushnell joined the Penn Arts & Sciences faculty in the department of English in 1982.
Cynthia M. Otto: First Professor of Working Dog Sciences and Sports Medicine
The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has named Cynthia M. Otto professor of working dog sciences and sports medicine in the department of clinical sciences and advanced medicine.
&ldquoDr. Otto espouses the highest standards of collegiality, clinical service, teaching and research on working and athletic dogs,&rdquo said Oliver A. Garden, Corinne R. and Henry Bower Professor of Medicine and chairman of the department of clinical sciences and advanced medicine. &ldquoShe has carved an amazing career to date, with much still to come. Her caliber is impressive and showcases with incisive clarity, the impact and global reach of the Working Dog Center at Penn Vet. As far as we are aware, we have the very first professor of working dog sciences and sports medicine in the world.&rdquo
Dr. Otto joined Penn Vet in 1991 as associate professor of critical care. Inspired by her work with the 9/11 search-and-rescue canines, she became the founding director in 2012 of the School&rsquos Working Dog Center, a national research and development facility for detection dogs (Almanac September 4, 2012). Dr. Otto oversees the fitness and medical care of detection dogs in the program, as well as physical rehabilitation for local law enforcement canines. Her research focuses on all aspects of detection dog health and performance with an emphasis on canine olfactory function. Her studies include using dogs to help identify odors associated with difficult-to-diagnose conditions such as ovarian cancer, and evaluating how medications might alter a dog&rsquos sense of smell.
In response to the concerns of drug detection dog exposure to opioids, she has investigated the effects of intramuscular and intranasal applications of Naloxone. She has helped develop effective hydration strategies to enhance canine thermoregulation and reduce the risk of heat stroke through collaborations with the Department of Defense, Customs and Border Protection, and industry.
Dr. Otto is frequently quoted in the national and international press about medical detection, the behavior of search and rescue dogs, as well as the health and occupational hazards of working dogs. She was named the American Veterinary Medical Association&rsquos Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year in 2018.
Dr. Otto, who is dually boarded in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, earned her veterinary degree at Ohio State University, and her PhD in veterinary physiology from the University of Georgia.
&ldquoThe mission of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center is to transform global health and safety through working dogs,&rdquo said Dr. Otto. &ldquoOur Center has become so much more than I ever imagined. I want to thank Penn Vet, as well as my peers and colleagues who share my commitment to working dogs, who have been such a pivotal addition to human lives.&rdquo
2019-2020 Parking Rates
Penn Parking Services would like to thank its valued permit holders for their patronage of the University&rsquos parking facilities. Over the last year, Parking Services&rsquo ongoing commitment to enhance the experience of its patrons included multimillion-dollar investments in safety and security, facility repairs and renovations, and aesthetic features throughout our lots and garages.
In addition, recently implemented federal legislation (The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017) contains provisions that pertain specifically to parking programs and, in turn, results in a substantial impact on the overall cost structure of Penn&rsquos Parking operations. Parking Services has worked diligently to minimize permit rates to the extent possible and remains committed to investing resources to sustain Penn&rsquos comprehensive parking and transportation infrastructure in support of the campus community.
Effective July 1, 2019, the following FY20 rates, which reflect a 5% increase, apply to all permit holders. These new permit rates remain favorable to comparable parking facilities in University City and the vast majority reflect a daily parking rate of $9.09, which represents an approximate 20% discount off of other local permit rates and almost 30% less than area transient rates.
|Location||Annual||Monthly 1||University |
|HUP Bi-weekly 1|
|Curie Boulevard and Penn Museum||$2,516.17||$209.68||$52.42||$104.84|
|Chancellor 32, Chestnut 34, Domus, Eisenlohr, Graduate Education, Health Sciences 51,Law, Lower Walnut, Ludlow 34, Medical School Courtyard, Nursing, Palestra, Penn Museum-Kress, Richards, Sansom 38, Sports Medicine, Spruce 38, Walnut 32, Walnut 38, and Walnut 40||$2,397.99||$199.83||$49.96||$99.92|
|Weekday Evenings (after 4 p.m.)/Weekends||$1,197.85||$99.82||$24.96||$49.91|
1 Rates reflect the permit holder&rsquos payroll deduction
Sustainable Commuting at Penn
As part of Penn&rsquos integrated transit solution, the University offers a wide array of options for commuting to campus. They are designed to accommodate a variety of circumstances and include discounted, pre-tax purchases of passes that can be used for the robust network of transit systems that serve Penn&rsquos campus to the Occasional Parking Program that serves as an alternative to the monthly parking permit. Currently, up to $265 of your monthly commuter fare costs can be paid for through pre-tax payroll deductions, and utilizing these commuting methods contributes to the goals of Penn&rsquos Climate Action Plan. Visit the Penn Transportation and Parking website at www.upenn.edu/transportation for further information or contact the staff in the Transportation and Parking office by emailing [email protected]
Penn&rsquos Occasional Parking Program&mdashFor those instances when Penn faculty and staff have a need to drive and park on campus, sustainable transit program participants who receive monthly payroll deductions can receive 10 daily parking permits per year at a significant discount.
Local and Regional Public Transit&mdashCommuters can travel to and from campus by bus, trolley, subway or railway via local and regional transit authorities such as SEPTA, PATCO, NJ Transit, DART and Amtrak. Discounts of up to 10% are available, depending on the commuter fare, along with options for monthly payroll deduction. For those who are interested in commuting by SEPTA, specific questions about travel options and schedules can be addressed in person by SEPTA staff at the SEPTA Travel Center @Penn, located on the first floor of the Penn Bookstore (Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.).
WageWorks Commuter Cards&mdashCommuter Cards are accepted at transit agencies, fare vending machines and designated transit retail centers that sell transit passes, tickets, fare cards, and accept the VISA Card for payment. The monthly amount placed on commuter credit cards is discounted by 5%.
Vanpools&mdashPenn Transportation and Parking has joined with Enterprise Rideshare, a national leader in vanpooling and sustainable transportation, to offer vanpooling options that are available throughout the region, including New Jersey and Delaware. The average cost of participating in a vanpool is between $100 and $150 monthly (depending on location and the number of riders).
Carpools&mdashParking permit patrons can take advantage of discounts by teaming up with fellow employees to form a carpool. Discounts are based on the number of participants in the carpool.
I DON'T NEED TO EAT THIS PIZZA. THE LEAFS HAVE ALREADY CHOKED .
In 1643 Louis the XIV became King of France at age 4 when his father died. I wondered why the Louis XIV chair I have has a round hole in the middle of the seat and an abacus on one arm.
In 1853 Gail Borden applied for a patent for the process of making Condensed Milk (was the Borden's cow a Legend Dairy Performer?).
In 1878 Vaseline was first sold and became the registered trademark for Petroleum Jelly (it is quite handy for other things such as On the bedroom Doorknob for couples with children).
In 1884 the "Anti-Monopoly Party" was formed in the U.S. (they were on the Reading Railroad heading for a vacation on the Boardwalk at the time).
In 1910 Canada authorized issuing Silver dollars.
Sunday Baseball was made legal in Washington D.C in 1918 . The only problem was they had to Genuflect before stealing a base which slowed down the game considerably.
In 1927 "Ain't she Sweet?" by Ben Bernie hit no. 1 on the pop singles chart.
In 1932, a "We want Beer" parade was held in New York.
President Truman signed a bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral in 1949 "It was the start of Rocket Roll.
1940 John Diefenbaker took his seat in the House of Commons for the first time as MP for Prince Albert.
1969 Saw the first performance of the 13 piece Canadian rock band "Lighthouse". it was at The Rockpile in Toronto. They will be performing at the Legion in Barrie on June 22nd as will the Martels, (thanks Bill Mackie).
In 1969 the Last Chevrolet Corvair was built. There seemed to be a lot of confusion with the Corsair as well. The Corvair had an air cooled motor in the Back of the car.
That is the back by the way where the motor is. The National Highway Traffic Safety Inspection Agency checked it out and said it is no worse than any of it's contemporaries in extreme situations.So "see ya Later Ralphie Nader. This is a Corvair by the way.
In 1970 Neil Young broke from the ranks of Crosby, Stills and Nash on this date. after releasing the Album "OHIO"
In 1973, the U.S. launched Skylab 1, it's first manned Space Station.
In 1981,The Bank of Canada re-jigged it's Prime Lending rate to an incredible high of 18.98. It continued to drift up till it hit the all rime record of 21.24 in August of 1981 and mortgage rates were over 20%.
The final Episode of "Seinfeld" was broadcast on this date in 1998 after 9 years and a commercial on the show cost $2 Million. Thats 15 years ago.