University of Freiburg agreement signed

first_imgA signing ceremony of the “Memorandum of Understanding” marked an agreement between Harvard University and Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (University of Freiburg), which will provide study abroad opportunities for Harvard undergraduates through the Harvard College Europe Program.“The Harvard College program to be launched in Freiburg is the first faculty-led semester-long study-abroad program in Harvard history,” said Jorge Dominguez, vice provost for international affairs, who was present at the Oct. 31 ceremony.The University of Freiburg will also instantly become the largest site for semester-long Harvard undergraduate study during this academic year — Paris will rank second and Havana third, Dominguez noted.The Harvard College Europe Program’s goal is to introduce Harvard students to “European answers to the challenges of the modern world,” according to the program’s designer, Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of American History.The program encompasses study abroad in Freiburg, Germany, with course offerings at Universität Basel in Basel, Switzerland, and Université Robert Schuman in Strasbourg, France.Beckert will be the resident Harvard faculty director, as well as the academic adviser during the inaugural spring 2012 term in Freiburg.The development of the program was funded by the President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences. During the inaugural year, the David S. Howe Fund for the Harvard College Europe Program will support program activities such as student and faculty excursions to Warsaw and Istanbul.The undergraduates selected for the inaugural spring 2012 exchange program include Emma Langham Brown ’14, Marlee Chong ’13, Daniel Gross ’13, Emily Howell ’13, Esther Lee ’13, Anna Mapes ’13, Samuel Mendez ’14, Alexandra (Sasha) Mironov ’13, Dennis Mwaura ’12, Rose Nyameke ’14, Debanjan Pain ’13, Lauren Paul ’13, Catherine Rea ’14, Eleanor Regan ’13, Mikaël Schinazi ’12, Minh Trinh ’14, Christopher Walleck ’14, Jinzhao Wang ’14, Colby Wilkason ’13, and Julie Yen ’14.University of Freiburg Professor Franz-Josef Brüggemeier will be a guest professor at Harvard in the History Department during the spring 2012 term.last_img read more

30-35 Syrian troops killed in Turkish counter-fire: Erdogan

first_imgThe Turkish strike on regime positions south of the flashpoint town of Saraqeb wounded another 20 regime fighters, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.It followed Syrian regime shelling in Idlib that killed four Turkish soldiers, according to Ankara’s defence ministry.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called it an “ongoing operation,” and said that 30 to 35 Syrian forces were killed in the counterattack.He urged regime ally Russia not to stand in the way of Ankara’s response. Turkey has killed dozens of Syrian forces in retaliatory fire after four of its soldiers died in shelling on positions in the northwest of the country, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.”There is an ongoing operation right now and… according to initial findings around 30 to 35 Syrians on the other side were neutralised,” he told reporters at an Istanbul airport before leaving for Ukraine.Meanwhile, at least six Syrian government troops were killed by Turkish shelling on Monday in the northwestern region of Idlib in retaliation for a deadly regime attack, a war monitor said. The clash is a rare confrontation between Syrian forces and Turkish soldiers who are based in parts of Syria’s north and northwest where Ankara backs a host of rebel groups.It risks a serious escalation in a region that has come under heightened attacks by Damascus and Moscow in recent weeks, displacing hundreds of thousands of people.Erdogan last week warned that Ankara would use military force against Damascus if any of its positions in Idlib were threatened by attacks.Turkey has 12 observation posts in the region as part of a Turkey-Russia deal to prevent a regime offensive.Turkish media on Sunday reported that Turkey’s military sent reinforcements to the region to bolster the forces stationed at the posts.Topics :last_img read more

Boys Basketball State Tournament Road Revealed

first_imgFour hundred two (402) teams were drawn today and placed into brackets for the 110th Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament presented by the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever.Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 3,  and run through Saturday, March 7, with the regional round slated for March 14 and semi‐states on March 21. The four state championship games that make up the state finals willbe played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 28.Boys Area Basketball Sectional Pairings.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Southwestern ShelbyTuesday (3-3). Game 1 @ 7 PM-Morristown vs. WaldronWednesday (3-4). Game 1 @ 6 PM-Southwestern Shelby vs. Jac-Cen-Del                                  Game 2 Follows-Hauser vs. OldenburgFriday (3-6). Game 1 @ 6 PM-Rising Sun vs. Tuesday’s Winner                        Game 2 Follows-Wednesday’s WinnersSaturday (3-7) @ 7:30 PM. ChampionshipClass 2A-Sectional 44 @ North DecaturTuesday (3-3). Game 1 @ 7 PM-South Decatur vs. South RipleyFriday (3-6). Game 1 @ 6 PM-North Decatur vs. Milan.                        Game 2 Follows-Triton Central vs. Tuesday’s WinnerSaturday (3-7) @ 7:30 PM. ChampionshipClass 3A-Sectional 29 @ ConnersvilleTuesday (3-3). Game 1 @ 7 PM-Connersville vs. LawrenceburgWednesday (3-4). Game 1 @ 6 PM-South Dearborn vs. Rushville                                  Game 2 Follows-Batesville vs. Franklin CountyFriday (3-6). Game 1 @ 6 PM-Greensburg vs. Tuesday’s Winner.                        Game 2 Follows-Wednesday’s Winners.Saturday (3-7) @ 7:30 PM. ChampionshipClass 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus NorthTuesday (3-3). Game 1 @ 6 PM-East Central vs. Martinsville                           Game 2 Follows-Bloomington South vs. Columbus EastFriday (3-6). Game 1 @ 6 PM-Bloomington North vs. Tuesday’s Game 1 Winner                        Game 2 Follows-Columbus North vs. Tuesday’s Game 2 Winner.Saturday (3-7) @ 7:30 PM. ChampionshipFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infolast_img read more