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.
64SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s generally useful to be literate in at least one spoken and written language. But that’s not the only kind of literacy that matters. We need to be savvy about managing (and growing!) our money, too. Here’s a financial literacy test that will help you figure out where you are on the road to financial success.Answer the following questions without reading below them until you’re done:1. What is your net worth?2. Is it more important to pay off high-interest rate debt or save for retirement first?3. When should you start saving for retirement?4. How much money will you need to have accumulated for retirement?5. Do stocks, bonds, or real estate grow fastest over long periods?Now let’s review each question and what your answer reveals.What is your net worth?There isn’t exactly a right or wrong answer to this question, though an answer of $0 or negative $100,000 would clearly be undesirable. Instead, the way to get this question right is to know what your net worth is, roughly. continue reading »
Original Story:Sunday afternoon, the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to US 50 on the westbound side of the road just east of Texas Gas Road for a single-vehicle, rollover crash.Upon arrival, a 1996 Ford Ranger truck was located off of the roadway and the passenger was found deceased outside of the vehicle after being ejected. The driver was able to free himself from the vehicle and was later transported to UC Health by Air Care.The crash is still under investigation by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office and the Indiana State Police. The name of the driver and the victim are being withheld pending family notification. Dillsboro, IN—UPDATE: The driver of the vehicle was Justin Burris, 28, of Cleves, Ohio and the passenger was identified as Angileah Staat, 22, of Cleves, Ohio.
The Norwegian Casper Ruud, quantity 45 of the world, was consecrated this Sunday champion of the Argentine Open, the ATP 250 that’s performed in Buenos Aires, after beating in the ultimate the Portuguese Pedro Sousa, quantity 145 of the world, 6-1 and 6-4.The Argentine Open, which was performed on clay, is the first ATP title received by the 21-year-old tennis participant. Ruud was notoriously superior to Sousa, who performed with bodily discomfort.“It’s a terrific feeling. It’s what all gamers search for and dream. I’m very proud of my profession, I’m nonetheless younger.”Ruud stated as quickly because the match was over. “Buenos Aires will at all times be a particular place for me, that is my first title,” he added. Ruud acknowledged that his rival “was not 100%” however clarified that “these kinds of points are a part of the sport.” On his approach to the ultimate, the Norwegian beat the Spaniards Pablo Andújar (6-2 and 6-3) and Roberto Carbálles (6-1 and 6-0), the Serbian Laslo Djere (7-5 and 6-1 ) and the Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero (4-6, 7-5 and 6-1). Sousa had eradicated the Argentine Facundo Díaz (4-6, 6-2 and 6-3), the Slovak Jozef Kovalik (7 (7) – (3) 6 and seven (7) – (5) 6) and the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro 7 (7) – (5) 6 and 6-4).Within the semifinals, the Portuguese needed to face the first head of sequence and quantity 14 of the world Diego Schwartzman, however the Argentine didn’t seem for an harm.Among the many spectators, the presence of Gabriela Sabatini, the perfect Argentine tennis participant in historical past, stood out. Sabatini was invited to the sector for the awards and the coronation of Ruud. The Argentine Open was performed on clay on the Buenos Aires Garden Tennis Membership in Buenos Aires.