University of Vermont president Dan Fogel announced Wednesday that Tom Vogelmann has been appointed as the eleventh Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). He has been acting as Interim Dean of CALS since July of 2008.Mr. Vogelmann came to Vermont in 2002 as a Professor of Plant Biology and Chair of the Department of Botany and Agricultural Biochemistry. A graduate of Syracuse University (Ph.D.), Washington State University (M.S.) and the University of Vermont (B.S.), Dr. Vogelmann worked for eighteen years at the University of Wyoming where he was Professor of Botany and served as the interim Chair of the Department of Botany. This position is key to helping move Vermont agriculture forward. I have worked with Dr. Vogelmann during his tenure as interim dean and he clearly understands the importance of the Land Grant mission of the University to the state of Vermont, said Roger Allbee, Secretary of Agriculture.CALS is one of seven academic units offering undergraduate degrees at the University of Vermont. CALS programs emphasize the life sciences, agriculture and food systems, environmental stewardship and the preservation of healthy, rural communities. Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences learn how to make a difference in our changing world. Rigorous course work, research in state-of-the-art labs, hands-on experiences, and relevant internships provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to solve important societal problems and ensure a more sustainable planet. Tom understands how vitally important it is today to serve all aspects of agriculture in Vermont. I look forward to working with him on the many challenges and opportunities facing agricultural prosperity in our state, commented Allbee.Dr. Vogelmann has received numerous awards and other recognitions for his teaching, research, and service, including the Robertson Lecture for outstanding contributions to plant physiology conferred by the Australian and New Zealand Societies for Plant Physiology. He also received the Presidential Award for outstanding research, the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Research, and the Elbogen Award for Outstanding Teaching, all at the University of Wyoming. Most recently, he received the Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching and Undergraduate Education in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at UVM. Dr. Vogelmann specializes in plant physiology and has published more than eighty scientific papers in refereed journals, books, and technical proceedings.
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra announced today (Wednesday, January 19, 2011) that it has successfully reached its ambitious endowment goal to raise $3.5 million.At a State House press conference, Honorary Campaign Chair Ed Colodny stated, ‘In a time when cultural organizations around the country face hard times, the VSO’s audiences have been loyal and dedicated, and our programming has been innovative and rich. Now this fabulous endowment ensures stable funding for the future. We are especially grateful for the hundreds of donors who have stepped forward to allow us to reach this incredible milestone.’The three-year campaign follows the Orchestra’s 75th anniversary, celebrated during the 2009/2010 season. The purpose of the endowment is to ensure a healthy, sustainable symphony orchestra for Vermont and to help bring the Orchestra to more communities across the state through concerts and outreach programs including the popular SymphonyKids education programs in local schools.‘Music is the universal language,’ Colodny said, ‘and its existence contributes immeasurably to our quality of life. The VSO contributes mightily in making Vermont a special place to live.’The endowment campaign came at a critical moment in the Orchestra’s 75 year history. Like other orchestras, the VSO has faced economic uncertainty in the past. ‘It’s our statewide volunteer network that sets us apart,’ says Alan Jordan, VSO Executive Director. ‘Our volunteers allow a $1.8 million operation to work like a $3 million orchestra, generating enthusiasm and awareness, selling tickets and raising funds, accommodating musicians in their homes, whatever it takes,’ he says. ‘And, with these volunteers, we have raised this crucial endowment to support the orchestra for future generations.’The VSO was formed as the nation recovered from the Great Depression. It has survived through 12 recessions, and has flourished over the years. It began in the fall of 1934 when visionary musician Alan Carter gathered Vermont’s scattered musical forces’musicians who were also farmers, bankers, plumbers and teachers’to form the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. From the beginning, the VSO traveled around the state to perform wherever an audience could be found. It became the first state-supported orchestra in 1939 when the legislature provided funds for a performance at the New York World’s Fair.‘The fact that the VSO is the oldest state symphony in America and has continued with so little bedrock endowment is amazing,’ says Ken Squier, Chairman of the Governing Board of Directors. ‘We especially thank the many generous individuals and organizations whose gifts will help us perpetuate the great work that Music Director Jaime Laredo, our Orchestra, and the staff have done.’Guilford resident and world renowned violinist Jaime Laredo became Music Director in 2000. His tenure has been marked by critically acclaimed performances, and guest appearances by leading classical musicians, including Midori, Lang Lang, Jennifer Koh, Leila Josefowicz, Peter Serkin, Soovin Kim, Michael Tree and Leon Fleisher. World class cellist Yo Yo Ma returns to perform with the Orchestra on April 30. The concert has been sold out since last September.During the 2009/10 season the Orchestra reached an audience of 53,791, including 24,089 school children through its popular SymphonyKids outreach program in Vermont schools. Overall the Orchestra produced 301 performances and events statewide’266 of the events were offered free of charge to audience members.For additional information, please contact the VSO at 2 Church Street, Suite 3B, Burlington, Vermont 05401 or call 800-876-9293. For information about forthcoming concerts, please visit VSO website at www.vso.org(link is external).Photos: 1) Ed Colodny, VSO Honorary Campaign Chair2) Ed Colodny, VSO Honorary Campaign Chair; Ken Squier, VSO Board Chair; Jeb Spaulding, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Administration; Jaime Laredo, VSO Music Director; Alan Jordan, VSO Executive Director (l. to r.)
Putin and Pele at the World Cup draw todayTweets about @FIFAWorldCup Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian leader Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday opened the ceremony for the 2018 World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow.“Our country is looking forward to the championship and intends to hold it at the highest level,” Putin said in the televised address.“We have loved this sport a long time, with a strong affection that stretches across the country,” he said, promising to “do everything for (the championship) to be a grand sports festival.”“I am sure that the forthcoming World Cup will be a huge factor in the development of the sport both in the Russian regions and throughout the whole world.” The football world descended upon Moscow to find out who will play who, when and where at the competition next year.The setting, by Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral, could scarcely be grander.The success of the tournament is a matter of personal pride for Putin after the Russian strongman helped wrest the June 14-July 15 competition from England in an ugly 2010 battle before relations with the West dramatically collapsed over Ukraine. Share on: WhatsApp
24 Mar 2016 Five England players in St Andrews Trophy squad Five England players are included in the 18-strong Great Britain and Ireland squad for the St Andrews Trophy match at Prince’s, Kent, on 20-21 July. They are Jamie Bower of Yorkshire, Scott Gregory of Hampshire, Bradley Moore of Derbyshire, Marco Penge of Sussex and Ashton Turner of Lincolnshire. Scotland’s Craig Watson will captain the nine-man team that will face the Continent of Europe in the biennial match. GB&I are bidding to retain the trophy following their 14-10 victory at Barsebäck in 2014, their first win in the match since 2008. Watson takes over from Welshman Nigel Edwards, who captained the team on three occasions. “I’m very much looking forward to the match and want to build on the success that Nigel and the team enjoyed two years ago in Sweden,” he said. “We have a strong group of players to call upon again this year and there is a good mixture of experience and youth in the squad. We know we will be in for a tough match at Prince’s so we have to pick the best team we can and the players will be working hard throughout this season to impress the selectors.” The St Andrews Trophy has been played alternately on British/Irish and mainland European courses since 1956. GB&I has won on 25 occasions and the Continent of Europe has won five times, including the 2010 and 2012 matches. The England players: Jamie Bower (Meltham) age 22 – has notched up two victories in 2016 at the Gauteng North Amateur and the Southern Cape Open in South Africa. (Image © Leaderboard Photography)? Scott Gregory (Corhampton) age 21 – runner-up in the 2016 Spanish Amateur and helped England win the Costa Ballena Quadrangular tournament. He tied fourth in last year’s European Amateur. Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park) age 18 – first reserve for the GB&I Walker Cup team, captained the 2015 GB&I Jacques Leglise Trophy team to a draw with the Continent of Europe and won the Carris Trophy. Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood) age 17 – played in the 2013 and 2015 GB&I Jacques Leglise Trophy teams and won three times last year: the Peter McEvoy Trophy, the Scottish Stroke Play Championship and the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park) age 20 – won the Darwin Salver last year and achieved a top ten finish at the European Nations Cup in Spain in February. The other squad members are: Ireland Jack Hume (Naas) – County Kildare Stuart Grehan (Tullamore) – County Offaly Alex Gleeson (Castle) – Dublin John Ross Galbraith (Whitehead) – County Antrim Scotland Ewen Ferguson (Bearsden) – Dunbartonshire Grant Forrest (Craigielaw) – East Lothian Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) – Ayrshire Robert MacIntyre (Glencruitten) – Argyll and Bute Greig Marchbank (Thornhill) – Dumfries and Galloway Craig Ross (Kirkhill) – Lanarkshire Connor Syme (Drumoig) – Fife Wales David Boote (Walton Heath) – Surrey Owen Edwards (Llanwern) – Newport
Image Courtesy: Stumps and BailsAdvertisement f9ioNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbwk9lWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xklWould you ever consider trying this?😱c05Can your students do this? 🌚7pk4aeRoller skating! Powered by Firework Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will be out for four to six weeks after suffering a fracture to his right hand. The fracture resulted after Marsh punched a wall in a fit of rage after his dismissal in a Sheffield Shield encounter.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Stumps and BailsThe injury means that Marsh will miss the start of the Aussie home season. The incident took place during Western Australia’s clash against Tasmania where Marsh took out his frustration with a punch on the dressing room wall after his dismissal.The all-rounder managed to suffer a fracture despite donning his batting gloves on, which gives a glimpse of the impact imparted by the punch. He managed to comment on this peculiar situation by stating:Advertisement “It’s a good lesson for me, hopefully it’s a good lesson for other people as well,” he told reporters.“It’s pretty uncharacteristic of me to want to punch a wall. I’m a pretty easygoing sort of bloke. The point I wanted to stress to the lads (was) that I was really sorry and it’s not an example I wanted to be setting.”Advertisement Read Also:Sourav Ganguly : Heading BCCI will be easier than captaining India!Echoing dominance : Indian women’s cricket team wraps up ODI series against South Africa 3-0 Advertisement