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Notre Dame ranked among top Fulbright producers

Notre Dame ranked among top Fulbright producers

first_imgFor the second consecutive year, Notre Dame has been on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Fulbright U.S. Student Program Top Producing List. Fourteen students have received Fulbright grants for the 2015-2016 program and have been given chances to pursue their academic passions and inquiries in countries such as Brazil, Senegal, Italy and more.Mae Kilker, a Medieval Institute graduate student and native of South Bend, is a Fulbright recipient currently studying and conducting research in Sweden.“My research explores how people from the Medieval Ages understood the physical environment — and not only the way that they experience that, but also how they told stories about it,” Kilker said. “The reason I’m in Sweden is my particular field is looking at Anglo-Saxon England, but the current scholarship is to understand the North Atlantic cultural sphere as a whole because England was settled by Scandinavian-Germanic tribes.”Kilker said she has always had a passion for the Middle Ages because of its language and poetry, and it was this passion that inspired her to apply for the Fulbright program. She said she hopes that completion of the program will bring her closer to a career in academia.“In addition to just being able to have a year in Sweden and do my research and connect with scholars in my field, it has actually brought me to other opportunities such as postdocs and publication,” Kilker said.Mike Westrate, associate program director for the Office of Grants and Fellowships, works in the graduate school to help graduate and undergraduate students distill their research into written form in order to apply for grants and fellowships.“I have always said that there are two sort of gateway fellowships and that you can use your application materials to apply,” he said. “The first of those is the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the second is the Fulbright Program.”Westrate, a Fulbright recipient himself, went to Ukraine in 2010 and 2011 for the program. He was the only graduate student to go on the Fulbright that year.“Having been a Fulbrighter myself, I can tell you that a year of research or study abroad is a life changing experience,” Westrate said. “Furthermore, doing that year abroad as a Fulbrighter is even more rewarding. You get to tap into the world’s largest international network of scholars.”Westrate said this year Notre Dame has an award rate exactly equal to Harvard, which is the top-producing Fulbright award university in the country.“Notre Dame students are some of the best students in the world, and when properly assisted they’re also some of the most successful students in the world,” Westrate said. “Other schools have much higher student populations and not only does it say that our students are successful, but that our students apply at a much higher rate.”He said aside from the academic opportunities that the Fulbright program offers its scholars, the professional and scholarly alumni network is yet another benefit. Westrate said since the mid-1940s, the Fulbright program has brought between 10,000 and 12,000 students to the United States from all over the world.The instant students decide they might want to apply for a Fulbright, they should meet with the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), Westrate said.Kilker said the application process was writing intensive and having ties to the community worked in the applicant’s favor.“The more you can do ahead of time to create those relationships and create that project idea, the sooner you can hit the ground running,” Kilker said. “Getting help from other people to read your materials and give you feedback makes your applications so much better. Be prepared to write and rewrite, five, six and seven times — it will be better each time.”Tags: Fulbright, fulbright program, The Chronicle of Higher Educationlast_img read more

Three reasons why Kawhi Leonard’s new contract is another win for Clippers star

Three reasons why Kawhi Leonard’s new contract is another win for Clippers star

first_imgImagine the kind of teams that could be formed if Leonard and George become unrestricted free agents in 2021.Possible NBA free agents available in 2021:Kawhi LeonardLeBron JamesPaul GeorgeBradley BealBlake GriffinRudy GobertJrue HolidayCJ McCollumOtto PorterMike ConleyLaMarcus AldridgeDeMar DeRozanAndre DrummondSteven AdamsGordon HaywardAlso possible Giannis gets there— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) July 10, 2019As The Athletic’s Michael Lee wrote, “We’ve reached the stage where an exit should be the expectation.” Nothing can be assumed in the NBA, especially when it comes to the future of superstars.The Clippers pulled off an unlikely Leonard-George heist this summer, but the real work has only just begun. The philosopher Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. once said, “Real G’s move in silence like lasagna.” Kawhi Leonard may have never heard that line, but he sure embodies it.Fresh off his second title and NBA Finals MVP, Leonard realized he had more power in free agency than any player in the league. He controlled every aspect of negotiations with the Clippers, Lakers and Raptors, and he actively recruited Thunder star Paul George to play with him while contemplating his choices. The Leonard sweepstakes ultimately ended with both Leonard and George on the Clippers, making Los Angeles early championship favorites. NBA FREE AGENCY 2020:Ranking the top available players, starting with Anthony DavisBut Leonard didn’t sign a four-year, $142 million max contract with the Clippers as originally reported. He agreed to a three-year, $103 million deal with a player option for the third season, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.Why do those numbers matter? Glad you asked…Kawhi Leonard sets himself up for another huge contractAs the saying goes, “Board man gets paid.” Much like Kevin Durant and LeBron James, Leonard will make significant money and maintain flexibility with this two-plus-one deal.Kawhi Leonard contractAgeSalary2019-2028$32.7 million2020-2129$34.3 million2021-22 (player option)30$36.0 millionLeonard can re-enter free agency after the 2020-21 season by declining his player option as a 10-year veteran, which allows the Clippers to offer him a max contract worth 35 percent of the team’s cap.In this case, Leonard would be projected to sign a four-year, $196 million contract with the Clippers. That would help Leonard recoup the dollars left behind when he asked out of San Antonio. (He could also take that 2021-22 option and then go for the full five-year max.)If Kawhi Leonard took a 35% supermax from SAS, he would’ve made $222M over next 5 years.He’s now set himself up to opt out in 2021 and get his 35% max from LAC. If he does, he’d make $209M over same 5 years (a $13M discount), but lock in an extra year paying him $54M at age 33.— Albert Nahmad (@AlbertNahmad) July 10, 2019Then again, we’re talking about a guy who used coupons for free wings after his last contract extension. Leonard might not care all that much as long as “Board man gets fed.”Kawhi Leonard is now on the same timeline as Paul GeorgeGeorge agreed to a three-plus-one contract with the Thunder last summer. It was a massive victory for Oklahoma City after general manager Sam Presti traded for George with no guarantee he would be anything more than a rental.Yeah, about that…Now that George is heading to Los Angeles, he aligns perfectly with Leonard. That’s worth noting because this could be a partnership Leonard and George want to keep in place beyond their current deals.From ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:At the same time he was meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors this week, Leonard was meeting, calling and texting with George, trying to convince him to find a way out of Oklahoma City.Like Durant, George was flattered by Leonard’s recruiting. The two had a fair amount in common. They’d grown up in the Los Angeles area at about the same time. George, 29, is from Palmdale, a dusty desert town about an hour and a half north of L.A. Leonard, 28, is from Riverside, a sprawling Inland Empire town about an hour and a half east of L.A. Both had been lightly recruited out of high school, found their footing as players at mid-major colleges (George at Fresno State, Leonard at San Diego State) and then quietly entered the NBA as mid-first-round picks.Still, Leonard’s recruiting efforts caught George by surprise.Said one source close to George, “For a quiet guy, he’s a hell of a recruiter.”Not every player can call up another star and persuade him to immediately request a trade. This dynamic duo should work well together on the floor, but there could also be a bond beyond the court.The Clippers are already on the clockLeonard ditched the Spurs, one of the most successful franchises in NBA history. He walked away from the Raptors after a championship season. He helped force the Thunder into a trade. He kept the Lakers involved in his free agency chase long enough so they’d miss out on other targets before settling for leftovers. (Maybe that wasn’t an intended consequence of waiting out the week to sign with the Clippers, but it was a consequence nonetheless.)So if you’re Clippers president Lawrence Frank or general manager Michael Winger, you better check all of Leonard’s boxes in the next two years. The Clippers have a geographic advantage the Raptors never did, but that alone isn’t enough to ensure Leonard stays through the rest of his prime.It’s extremely smart for Leonard to create this kind of leverage. He is telling Los Angeles’ front office that it must continue to be all-in with winning moves. The Clippers can’t afford to lose Leonard and George because they unloaded a crazy amount of assets in the trade with OKC.last_img read more

Henry Ruggs injury update: Alabama receiver in concussion protocol after Citrus Bowl injury

Henry Ruggs injury update: Alabama receiver in concussion protocol after Citrus Bowl injury

first_imgRuggs needed help from two trainers off the field after sustaining the injury. He went to the medical tent on the sideline and then walked to the locker room for further analysis. The junior had two receptions for 27 yards at the time of the injury. He is considered a candidate to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft, but elected to play the Wolverines anyway.Ruggs finished the game with 40 catches, 746 yards and seven touchdowns on the season.(This story has been updated from a previous version). “Henry hit his head on the turf,” Nick Saban said (via AL.com). “He’s in the concussion protocol. We chose not to put him back in the game, which was a medical decision, as always. Hopefully he will be OK.”MORE: Breaking down Bama’s Citrus Bowl win Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is in concussion protocol after injuring himself in the third quarter of the Crimson Tide’s 35-16 over Michigan.Ruggs dove for a deep third-down pass from quarterback Mac Jones, and clutched his left leg after missing the pass. But Alabama coach Nick Saban said after the game that Ruggs was in concussion protocol.last_img read more

Hawks sweep Leafs, edge Green and White in another one-goal nail biter Sunday in Fruitvale

Hawks sweep Leafs, edge Green and White in another one-goal nail biter Sunday in Fruitvale

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs have played very well for most of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League seasons.Unfortunately, very well won’t get the Green and White to the top of the Neil Murdoch standings.The Leafs saw its losing streak climb to four games after Beaver Valley Nitehawks – the Murdoch Division leaders — edged Nelson 4-3 Sunday afternoon in Frutivale.Beaver Valley, winning Friday in Nelson by the identical 4-3 margin, has won five of six games this season against the Leafs.Nelson also lost 6-4 to Castlegar Saturday in the Sunflower City.“It was a tough weekend for the boys but I think it was a good learning weekend,” Leaf head coach Frank Maida said Sunday. “Our team got a good eye opener to where we need to be on a consistent basis against two good teams in our division.”Craig Martin’s second-period power play goal, the fourth of the game for the odds-on favourite to win the KIJHL’s rookie of the year award, proved to be the winner as the Hawks escaped with its fourth one-goal victory over Nelson in six attempts.Twice Beaver Valley rallied from one-goal deficits.Nelson led as Nelson 2-1 in the first period on goals by Linden Horswill and Dallon Stoddart.After Martin tied the game at the end of the first 20 minutes, Max Mois busted out of a four-game goalless streak to give the Leafs a short-lived 3-2 advantage in the middle frame.Martin then scored twice on the power play, the winner coming with 6:38 remaining in the second.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 33-26 in the game as Mike Vlanich out dueled Nelson rookie goalie Patrick Defoe in the nets. The game was Defoe’s first start in a few games and the Leaf rookie did not disappoint the coaches.“Patrick played very well,” Maida exclaimed. “He played solid and steady and make some timely big saves when we needed them. I was very happy with Patrick’s performance after not having played for a few games.”The weekend sweep increases Beaver Valley’s lead in the Murdoch to 14 points over the Leafs.The Hawks hold a five-point advantage over Castlegar Rebels, the team Beaver Valley meets in a home-and-home series when the teams return from the Christmas break, Dec. 29 in the Sunflower City.“We feel finishing first in the division is very important,” said Beaver Valley head coach Terry Jones when asked about the weekend series against the Leafs. “We really hate to have to play (Nelson or Castlegar) in the first round (of the playoffs). Over the past few years that’s what we had to do . . . which means you have to go through to tough rounds to get out of the division.”WEEKEND NOTES: The win for Beaver Valley, 27-5, runs their unbeaten streak to 13 games. . . .Craig Martin has been a Leaf killer this season. During the six games the Beaver Valley winger has 11 goals and three assists. Two games Martin has scored four and three goals. . . .Friday, Scott Morriseau scored three times and rookie Brenden Heinrich added a pair to lead Castlegar past the Leafs. Daylen Pearson and Tyler Jones each had three assists as Castlegar finally defeated former teammate Andrew Walton. Four Leafs — Nick Newman, Matti Jmaeff, Cameron Dobransky and J.J. Beitel — replied for Nelson. . . .Nelson had three affiliate players in the lineup this weekend — defenceman Cole Arcuri Friday, forward Colton Dawson Saturday and defenceman Andrew Miller Sunday. . . .The four-goal performance by Martin lifts the Beaver Valley sniper into second spot in goals behind Creston’s Brandon Formosa. The Thunder Cat forward has scored 30 times. Martin is fifth in league scoring, nine points behind KLIJHL leader and teammate Ryan [email protected]last_img read more

Ethier is counting on stronger finish

Ethier is counting on stronger finish

first_imgVERO BEACH, Fla. – Andre Ethier forced his way to the big leagues last summer, then forced his way into the Dodgers’ starting lineup before ultimately forcing his way into a crowded field of candidates for the National League Rookie of the Year award. But almost as quickly as he had risen to prominence – indeed, more quickly – the left-handed left fielder collapsed down the stretch because of a right shoulder that bothered him all season and the fact that he never had played past Labor Day in the minors. “(Hitting coach) Eddie (Murray) told him that every day last spring, but he didn’t believe it,” Little said. “It was tough for him to do, because he was trying to make the team. This guy was a tireless worker, and he was in the batting cage all the time. I think he learned from that and carried it into this spring.” Mega-hyped prospect Andy La Roche, who will be given a chance to beat out Wilson Betemit for the every-day third-base job but probably is ticketed for Triple-A Las Vegas, might see action in the outfield toward the end of camp. “Our number one plan with Andy is to get him to the major leagues as quickly as we can,” Little said. “I just let him know that if there are more choices for what he can do if he is on our ballclub, then maybe he will get to the big leagues sooner.” La Roche, whose power potential offsets any concerns about his defense, said he is fine with playing the outfield. “I don’t care where I play,” he said. “I have been tracking balls and shagging in batting practice a lot, just trying to get a read off the bat. It’s a little different from playing third base. “I prefer the infield somewhere, but if they want me to play the outfield, then that’s fine, too.” The Dodgers agreed to terms with nine of their “zero-to-three” players. They signed pitchers Chad Billingsley, Jonathan Broxton, Zach Hammes, Tim Hamulack, Eric Hull, Hong-Chih Kuo and Greg Miller; and outfielders Matt Kemp and Jason Repko. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Now, he is preparing for what is expected to be his first full season as an every-day major-league starter. He also is moving from left field to right field to make room for his long-time role model and new teammate, Luis Gonzalez. In doing so, Ethier is determined to prove the first four months of his rookie season are a more accurate barometer than the final four weeks. Ironically, that doesn’t mean working harder in spring training. center_img “Camp is a lot different this year,” Ethier said. “Last year, I was doing a lot of extra work just trying to show what I could do. This year, I’m kind of back to my old routine that I developed in the minor leagues, where I just come in and get my work done and try to do everything right without feeling like I have to prove anything. “I still have to go out and make the club, but it’s a lot nicer knowing that everyone has had a chance to see me play for a season and knows what I can do.” Ethier was promoted to the majors when Ricky Ledee went on the disabled list May 2, a point when Ethier was hitting .349 at Triple-A Las Vegas. He wound up batting .308 in the majors with 11 homers and 55 RBIs. But after hitting well above .300 in each previous month, Ethier fell off to .132 in a homer-less September. It was with an eye toward that last statistic that manager Grady Little asked Ethier to take a more laid-back approach to camp this year. last_img read more

Expert Eye – New Liverpool man is like ‘a young Thierry Henry’

Expert Eye – New Liverpool man is like ‘a young Thierry Henry’

first_imgLiverpool’s surprise move for Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy looks to be close to completion after reports emerged that the Frenchman will travel to the United States to meet up with the club and conduct his medical this week ahead of an £8.5m move.The signing of the 27-year-old is the latest of the summer for Brendan Rodgers, who looks to be putting the pain of losing star man Luis Suarez behind him.Remy has been in high demand over the past few months and his transfer to Anfield will mark something of a coup for Liverpool, especially given the reported interest from Arsenal.Below, we take a look at what the experts have to say about him.He has shown he knows where the net is. He is also a proven goalscorer in the Premier League. When you sign a player who is proven, particularly when it comes to putting the ball in the back of net, that is a good thing.Steve Nicol on Liverpool selling Fabio Borini and moving for RemyIf he goes to the right team, he’s capable of scoring 15 to 20 Premier League goals next season.QPR manager Harry Redknapp commenting on what Liverpool should expect from RemyHe can also play several positions and fully use the depth and quality all on his own. He gives us the opportunity to have different attacking options.France manager Didier Deschamps on on why he selected him for the World CupHe would provide a perfect option. His versatility doesn’t provide Brendan Rodgers with too much of a headache. You could play him in a three with out on the left so I don’t think that will be an issue.Mark Lawrenson on how he would fit in at LiverpoolRemy improves all the time. He reminds me of a young Thierry – his runs and the speed at which he playsArsene Wenger on Remy’s styleLiverpool fans, what do you think about the arrival of Loic Remy? Comment below… Loic Remy is set to join Liverpool 1last_img read more