Founded in 1973, the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RI) promotes research on Japan and brings together Harvard faculty, students, leading scholars from other institutions, and visitors to create one of the world’s leading communities for the study of Japan.In the weeks since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, officially named the Great East Japan Earthquake, in cooperation with the Harvard Club of Japan, the Rotary Club of Okayama, Doshisha University, the Harvard Japanese Language Program, the Office of Career Services, the Harvard Summer School office, the Office of International Education, and other entities in Japan and across campus, the Reischauer Institute has thrown wholehearted support behind the maintenance of Harvard student participation in activities and programs in Japan. For graduate students with a Japan interest, RI has provided dissertation completion grants, language study grants, and other travel and research awards. In the case of undergrads, RI has provided support for research, Japanese language study, internships, Harvard Summer School in Kyoto, volunteer relief efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake, and other activities across Japan. Now, more than ever, RI seeks to enable students to go to Japan to study, to work, to learn, and to grow as scholars and as human beings.View the full list of students supported by RI during the 2010-11 and summer 2011 academic year.
An honest conversation at the very top of your organization is required. And the most important question you should be prepared to answers is, “How do we survive?” Will your “frontline” be redefined as members further leverage non-traditional channels? 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bryan Clagett Bryan is on the executive team and singularly focused on driving revenue growth through a variety of new initiatives that help financial services and fintech become ever more relevant to … Web: https://www.strategycorps.com Details Your people are your greatest asset. But, in order to leverage your people, you better have a well-oiled team that thrives in collaboration and the changing environment all of us in financial services face. The very dynamics between the Board and the executive team will very much be put to the test in our digital world. At no time in the history of the credit union movement, will this dynamic be so tested. What impact will automation have on the needs of your members and member households? Where do you start?Here are some questions you should address in your strategic plan: There’s no avoiding it – the digital economy is here. You simply can’t have a strategic plan that excludes the opportunities and risks associated with the digital world we now live in. You must embrace realities that doing business “as usual” is not a plan that will sustain you. Your world is being rocked. Most of you recognize the need to evolve as culture shifts, the population ages and younger demographics seek new banking alternatives. Your very relevance is at stake. You’re starting to deploy new channels that better meet the needs of your markets. What infrastructure will define our credit union experience? What does a “cooperative” look like in the digital economy? In a digital economy, how does your credit union define its value proposition? What new skills does your frontline team need to have to remain relevant? What impact will the Gig Economy have on you as ‘employment’ is redefined? But then again, so is your competition; be it the big banks, the bank or credit union down the road or the new fintech and neo bank. Members now have more choices, even while the number of financial institutions shrink and branch footprints are reduced. “Banking” is being refined by market dynamics. Does your team and Board reflect your membership and emerging market? But you have a secret weapon already deployed.
The race for the 2018/19 Eunisell Boot Award is gathering momentum as the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) enters Match-day 10 tomorrow.Instituted by Eunisell in 2018, it celebrates the highest goal scorer in the NPFL.Nigerian International and 2014 League Bloggers Award Top Scorer and Player of the Season, Mfon Udoh, announced his readiness to rewrite history as he scored on the road at Abia Warriors to move ahead of the pack on five goals. Incidentally, Udoh, who returned to Akwa United, is the first player to score twice on the road this term with his previous strike at Yobe Desert Stars.Following Udoh are the duo of Sunshine Stars’ Fuad Ekelojuoti and teammate, Ndifreke Effiong on four goals.Gombe United’s Musa Usman is also on four goals as he seeks for a place amongst the history makers.Like Usman, Kabir Adetunji of Lagos side, MFM, is one of the debutants in the Eunisell Boot goal race with three goals.Adeniji is the only stranger in the race with three goals which has six other big names.Eunisell values each goal scored by highest goal scorer at N200,000 and the number of goals scored determines the financial reward for the eventual winner.The Highest Goal Scorer will be decorated at a glamorous event hosted by Eunisell at the end of the season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr Comments After a summer in which the stability of the Big East conference came into question, the conference may have found some reinforcement. Last week, the Big East asked Villanova to make the jump from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Wildcats, already a member of the Big East in all sports except football, are looking into the idea of becoming the ninth football team in the conference. The news comes after a summer in which the future of the Big East was up in the air. The Big Ten conference’s expansion plans spurred rumors of multiple Big East teams making the jump, which could have triggered the collapse of the Big East. Now it seems as if the conference can become even stronger than it was before the summer by adding a new member — albeit, a familiar member. ‘That would be a tremendous addition for us to have the ninth member come right from within,’ Connecticut head coach Randy Edsall said in the Big East coaches’ teleconference Monday. ‘It would make things a lot easier for the whole Big East conference, as a whole. For all sports, not just football.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text While the offer is there for Villanova’s taking, it’s still no guarantee the Wildcats will join the conference. The process of moving from FCS to FBS is difficult and takes a lot of commitment from the university. It also takes a lot of money. The NCAA requires all FBS teams to have a paid or actual attendance of 15,000 for all home games. Villanova Stadium, where the Wildcats currently play, holds 12,500. ‘As you might suspect, this is a complex issue, which entails many dimensions — both quantitative and qualitative,’ Villanova athletic director Vince Nicastro told the Philadelphia Daily News on Sept. 9. ‘While we will move forward on this as quickly as possible, it is critical that all of those dimensions are vetted thoroughly prior to making any final decision.’ If Villanova is to accept the Big East’s invitation, it would still likely have to wait until 2014 to become a member of the conference. Per NCAA rules, a FCS team has to go through a two-year provisional period before becoming a full-time FBS member. This can give the Wildcats enough time to plan out all of the upgrades the program needs to make, along with giving head coach Andy Talley some time to recruit for an FBS program. One possible option for a new home for the Wildcats is PPL Park, current home to Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union. The stadium, which is located in Chester, Pa., has a capacity of 18,500. In addition, Villanova will likely need to look into upgrading its training facilities and will have to add scholarships to the program as well. It’s a process Edsall went through with UConn, as he took the Huskies into the FBS as an I-A Independent in 2000 and then into the Big East in 2004. It wasn’t until UConn’s fourth season as an FBS team that it finished with a winning record. Villanova, ranked No. 2 in the most recent FCS coaches’ poll, has had its share of success at the lower level. The Wildcats won the FCS championship last season and defeated FBS team Temple by a field goal. This season, Villanova had the Owls on the ropes again before losing 31-24. Still, the highest level of college football is a different animal. Just ask Edsall. ‘I think the biggest thing is just to make sure you have the resources in play to be able to do the things that you need to do from a facilities standpoint, from a stadium standpoint,’ Edsall said. ‘I think those were the biggest two things we had. And also, to make sure that you have the finances available to be able to go out and recruit. ‘You know, Villanova’s in a nice area there, where there’s a lot of good football around them in a short driving distance.’ Heisman candidate Lewis struggling There were no stop signs in the prolific freshman season for Pittsburgh running back Dion Lewis a year ago. There was hardly a speed bump. But now he’s enduring a sophomore slump. A year after rushing for 1,799 yards and 17 touchdowns, Lewis is struggling to find his stride. Through two games, Lewis has just 102 yards rushing on 35 carries (2.9 yards per carry). He was held to 75 yards on 25 carries by a talented Utah defense in a Week 1 loss. This past week, it was New Hampshire of the FCS that held him to just 27 yards on 10 carries. To put it in perspective, his career-low rushing total in his freshman year was 79 yards against Navy. He was held under four yards per carry just once in 2009. It’s already happened twice in 2010. ‘I think it’s a little bit (of a) combination between three new offensive linemen (and) a new tight end, and defenses zeroing in on him,’ Pittsburgh head coach Dave Wannstedt said in the Big East coaches teleconference Monday. ‘I think teams have been more one-sided and said, ‘This is what we’re going to stop, and if you can beat us doing the other things, go ahead.’ ‘ Big man on campus WR Mohamed Sanu Sophomore Rutgers (2-0) Last Week: 1-for-1, 24 yards, TD, nine carries, 44 yards, TD, four receptions, 25 yards Sanu did it all for Rutgers on Saturday against Florida International. For the Scarlet Knights’ sake, it’s a good thing he did. The quarterback threw a 24-yard pass to tight end D.C. Jefferson in the second quarter to put Rutgers up a field goal. Then in the fourth quarter, with the Scarlet Knights trailing by a point, the running back broke off a 24-yard touchdown run out of the Wildcat formation. It proved to be the difference in a 19-14 win. The quarterback. The running back. The wide receiver. It was all the same player for the Scarlet Knights Saturday. Said Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano: ‘What you can’t coach is his athleticism, his toughness, his desire to play the game, his will to prepare.’ [email protected]
Jeff King is the winner in this year’s Kobuk 440. King crossed the finish line at 12:12 am Sunday morning, followed by Tony Browning and Hugh Neff.Download AudioJeff King arrives at the finish line of the Kobuk 400. (Kobuk 440 Photo)Seventeen mushers left Kotzebue on Thursday at 12:30 in the afternoon, taking a trail to Norvik, Selawik, Ambler, Shungnak and then turning around at Kobuk to head back.K440 board President Liz Moore says the trail conditions were generally good, although there was low or no snow in some areas and icy conditions caused some sleds to tip over when the wind picked up. She says there were 8 rookie teams this year.“This year a lot of the rookies that came out are trying to get mileage to qualify for the Iditarod race,” Moore said. “A lot of those qualifying races earlier in the season were canceled due to lack of snow.”The Kobuk440 is the final Iditarod qualifying race of the season. The race course is completely off the road system.