Curtain Call: Gene Kelly’s Widow Adds to her Famous Husband’s Legacy…

first_imgTheaterUncategorizedCurtain Call: Gene Kelly’s Widow Adds to her Famous Husband’s Legacy and Creates Her Own“The show makes the absence of him more bearable. He’s present in the way that he wanted to be.”By Craig Byrd – February 26, 2014474ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItHugh Jackman describes the man as “everything I would ever have dreamed of being and then some.” Justin Timberlake has called him “pure magic and graceful beyond compare.” Gene Kelly may be the most beloved actor, director, choreographer, and dancer of all time. From Singin’ in the Rain to An American in Paris to Inherit the Wind, he starred in some of the greatest movies of all time. So it may be a surprise to learn that Patricia Ward Kelly didn’t know who her future husband was when they first met. It happened in 1985 at the Smithsonian. She was 26 and he was 73. Five years later they married, a union that lasted until his death in 1996.With her show Gene Kelly: The Legacy which she’s performing Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the Pasadena Playhouse, she’s not only adding to her famous husband’s legacy, she’s creating her own. For Gene Kelly neophytes, the show features classic moments from his many films. For those who do know his work, the show offers insights about his work and clarifies some misconceptions.“It was Gene’s centenary in 2012 and I knew that a lot of people would be celebrating him around the world,” she says over lunch. “So I decided to create something that represented how he wished to be remembered: as a creator more than a performer and the man who choreographed much of what he did.”These were Gene Kelly’s legitimate concerns? “I think it bothered him that he was left off lists of choreographers and directors and is often not listed as a director for some very important films like Singin’ in the Rain. A lot of the participants have various stories, and they are quite enchanting, but they have no bearing on the facts.”The first performance of Gene Kelly: The Legacy took place at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in May of 2012. Since then the show has evolved. “It has become more personal. I initially didn’t inject a lot of myself, but I’ve been injecting more of our relationship and what that revealed about Gene. It’s really satisfying. He’s been dead for 18 years, but he still is inspiring people around the world.”The show grew out of her daily interviews with her husband, which Kelly intends to use for a book of Gene’s memoirs. Those memoirs were the reason he first asked her to come to Los Angeles. Only later did the romance begin. “I called it ‘Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride’ because I was working so hard. I started with a blank slate but as our relationship evolved, I grew stronger and more confident and I began to challenge him. As our relationship grew more intimate, his willingness to divulge the real story became stronger.”The show features a combination of stories, anecdotes, film clips, and personal items from Kelly’s life. “It was a heady experience, but I never really grasped it at the time. I was married to the guy. At the time I was hanging on for dear life. I remember we went to Paris together for the first time. We weren’t married yet. No one knew we were there at the time. We were crossing one of the plazas in the dark and I heard someone whistling Singin’ in the Rain. That was the moment that I began to understand the magnitude of his fame.”So if her husband were to be sitting in the audience, what would he think of her show? “He would make sure I was walking properly since I did go to the Gene Kelly School of Walking,” she says with a laugh. “I’ve tried to focus on the things that were particularly salient for him. He said to me, ‘I’d like to be remembered for changing the look of dance on film and if anybody is going to do that, it’s going to be you.’ I hope that he would feel that I had accomplished that.” Previous articleCurtain Call: Gene Kelly’s Widow Adds to her Famous Husband’s Legacy and Creates Her OwnNext articleStreet Art Spotter: A Writer in Hollywood Refuses to Go Unnoticed During Oscars Season—and BeyondCraig Byrdlast_img read more

Former Burberry boss banks big bucks in US

first_imgTuesday 5 May 2015 9:19 pm Former Burberry boss banks big bucks in US Share Apple’s head of retail Angela Ahrendts was awarded pay of $82.6m (£54m) in 2014, according to Bloomberg. It made the former chief executive of Burberry the highest paid female executive in the US last year. whatsapp whatsapp Express KCS Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners White House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

24 Compete for National Champion Farmer Title

first_img24 Compete for National Champion Farmer Title UncategorizedJuly 29, 2006 Advertisements Related24 Compete for National Champion Farmer Title Related24 Compete for National Champion Farmer Titlecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some 24 farmers representing all parishes will be vying for the National Champion Farmer title, which will be awarded on Sunday, August 6 at the Presidential Pavilion at this year’s Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show in May Pen, Clarendon.Speaking with JIS News, Manager of Field Services for the JAS, Sharon Leslie said that the National Champion Farmer competition began more than 50 years ago to encourage farmers to operate their farms competently. The application of strict rules on record keeping, performance, efficiency and innovativeness came later in 1966.The competition is divided into the categories of: Best Cocoa Farmer; Best Pig Farmer; Best Banana Farmer; Best Coffee Farmer; Most Innovative Farmer; Best Farmer in ‘D’ Class (over 100 acres); Best Layout of Farm; Best Suitability of Crops; Best Livestock; Best Labour; Best Marketing; Best Tools/Equipment; Best Financing – on loan and/or self financing, use of money; and Best Records.In order to win the competition, a contestant has to win the majority of these categories plus the Best Farmer ‘D’ Class, Miss Leslie said.Some of the contestants are also businessmen, she explained, “The businesses were built on the back of agriculture. One contender has a hotel and he supplies his hotel with his produce.”Prizes to be awarded to the champion include the JAS National Champion Farmer/RBTT Trophy and a grant voucher for agricultural supplies. Some 100,000 persons are expected to attend the show this year. Related24 Compete for National Champion Farmer Titlelast_img read more

Academic Says Education and Health Key to Overcoming Economic Challenges

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Senior Research Fellow/Health Economist at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine campus, Roger McLean, has said that health and education are key sectors in responding to the current economic crisis, as well as the challenges of globalisation.“These are the only sectors that are capable of enhancement and deepening of the human capital base,” Mr. McLean told the 18th Meeting of CARICOM’s Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) of Ministers of Health and Education at the Ritz Carlton Resort and Spa, Montego Bay, St. James on Wednesday (June 3).He said that the global economic recession has caused a serious fall-off in financial flows to economies across the region, resulting in countries reeling under the crisis.“In the face of a global recession, fiscal pressures are likely to see a fall off in financial flows to countries in forms such as: official development assistance (ODA); investment flows, which include foreign direct investments (FDI); trade credits; and flows of remittances,” Mr. McLean observed.He pointed out that in terms of the ODA, a number of advanced countries which pledged to support developing nations in 2002 were, today, unable to meet those commitments.In terms of the countries which receive aid, the real volume would have fallen, as the value of the dominant currencies fall, and FDI flows are also estimated to fall, reversing the pattern of significant growth over the past seven years, he said.A fall in remittances has also been reported, as production cuts in the advanced countries have reduced employment opportunities for migrants. He explained that the effect on remittances to Latin American and Caribbean countries was reflected in a two per cent drop in the fourth quarter of 2008, as against the same period in 2007.“The ultimate goals of mitigation measures against the present global economic recession ought to be the achievement of sustainable development, and central to the attainment of this goal is the improvement in the quality of human lives, in general, and particularly that of the less fortunate,” Mr. McLean said.“It is, therefore, critical that the health and education sectors be central to any strategy that seeks to achieve this super goal,” he added.Ministers of Health and Education from across the Region have been meeting over the past two days at the Ritz Carlton, discussing the impact of the current global financial crisis on the health and education sectors.The talks have primarily focussed on strategies for implementing joint programmes which place a human face on the priorities of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). RelatedAcademic Says Education and Health Key to Overcoming Economic Challenges Advertisements RelatedAcademic Says Education and Health Key to Overcoming Economic Challengescenter_img RelatedAcademic Says Education and Health Key to Overcoming Economic Challenges Academic Says Education and Health Key to Overcoming Economic Challenges EducationJune 4, 2009last_img read more

Blood Bank Appeals for Voluntary Donations

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedBlood Bank Appeals for Voluntary Donations RelatedBlood Bank Appeals for Voluntary Donations Blood Bank Appeals for Voluntary Donations Health & WellnessDecember 29, 2009center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Director of the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), Blood Bank, Dr. Evadne Williams, is appealing for voluntary donations to shore up the nation’s blood supply.In an interview with JIS News, Dr Williams explained that during the holiday season, the demand for blood becomes especially high, due in part to the increased occurrence of traffic accidents.“We know that accidents happen and we want to be able to make sure we have adequate blood regardless of what happens,” she stated.While an estimated 50,000 units of blood is needed to cover the annual demand of blood, over the years, Jamaica has been experiencing a consistent shortage. The country’s annual collection is said to average 22,000 to 25,000 units. In 2008, 26, 300 units were collected with only 30% from voluntary donors.Dr. Williams noted that the NBTS is working to meet its annual target of 50, 000 units, and encouraged persons to become voluntary donors and play their part in achieving the target.“We are open and we welcome anyone to just walk in to any of our blood collections centres, whether here at the central blood bank, National Chest or any of our other collection centres across the island. We welcome all donors,” she stated.She emphasized that that giving blood is a quick and pain-free process.“The total process, from registration through to being bled and the resting phase, should take about 45 minutes because, after persons have donated blood, we would like them to rest for about 15 minutes before we allow them to leave the blood bank,” she explained.The Blood Bank recently received a shipment of over 8,000 blood bags, which had been delayed in November. The bags are expected to last for the next three months. The next shipment should be delivered by mid-February, 2010.All Public hospitals across the island are blood collection centres. RelatedBlood Bank Appeals for Voluntary Donationslast_img read more

New government campaign to empower social housing residents to raise complaints and make things right

first_imgNew government campaign to empower social housing residents to raise complaints and make things right Campaign to raise awareness and understanding of the complaints process for social housing residentsClear, straightforward advice on seeking redress from housing providers publishedBuilding on reforms in the ‘Charter for Social Housing Residents’ to speed up complaints processSocial housing residents will be helped with improving their living conditions through a new government campaign launched this week.‘Make Things Right’ will help residents raise complaints if they are unhappy with their landlord and struggling to get problems resolved, with clear advice on how to progress issues to the Housing Ombudsman if necessary.The launch of the new campaign is a commitment from the government as part of the social housing white paper – ‘The Charter for Social Housing Residents’ – which set out a comprehensive action plan to make landlords more accountable for the services they deliver.The Charter aims to speed up the complaints procedure for social housing residents, by reducing decision times and ensuring effective resolution and improving access to the Housing Ombudsman.The national campaign, ‘Make Things Right’, will run adverts on digital and social media channels, as well as music streaming sites, to raise awareness of the complaints process and barriers to these being progressed.Housing Minister Eddie Hughes said:The Charter for Social Housing Residents is clear that all social housing residents should receive a good service and reassurance that if you speak up, then things will be put right.While most landlords work hard to put things right when they go wrong, we want to ensure that all residents know how to raise complaints if they have to, and how to approach the Housing Ombudsman to escalate their concern.That is why we are launching this new campaign to ensure those living in the 4 million social homes across England know how to access the complaints process to provide a greater voice for residents and refocus the sector on its social mission.Cllr James Jamieson, Local Government Association Chairman, said:Councils want all residents, regardless of tenure, to have the security of a safe and well-maintained home which they are proud to live in.It is really important that the voice of all social housing residents is heard, and councils are supportive of measures which improve standards and empower residents.This will give them confidence in ensuring that action can be taken to improve living conditions, where it is required.The Charter will make landlords more accountable for the services they deliver, including access to a new information scheme for residents of housing associations and introducing a set of resident satisfaction measures that landlords will have to report against.It has been created to ensure all social housing residents are treated with respect and dignity and sets out what every resident should expect from their landlord:To be safe in your home.To know how your landlord is performing.To have your complaints dealt with promptly and fairly.To be treated with respect.To have your voice heard by your landlord.To have a good quality home and neighbourhood to live in.To be supported to take your first step to ownership.This comes as Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government figures show that 59% of issues raised by social housing residents do not make it through as an official complaint to the landlord, despite the resident being unhappy with the initial response received  - with 35% of residents listing concerns around retaliation by landlords and neighbours as a reason for not raising an issue.Clear and straightforward advice for residents on what steps need to be taken are available on the campaign webpage. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:building, campaign, digital, Government, housing, Jamieson, launch, Local Government, Minister, Ombudsman, quality, resolution, security, social media, streaming, UK, UK Government, voicelast_img read more

Preferred route announced for proposed new Dungowan Dam pipeline

Preferred route announced for proposed new Dungowan Dam pipeline The Federal and New South Wales governments’ plans to deliver greater water security to communities in Tamworth and the Peel Valley have reached a significant milestone with the announcement of a preferred route for the proposed new Dungowan Dam pipeline.Running south of Dungowan Creek and the Peel River from the new Dungowan Dam to Tamworth Regional Council’s Calala Water Treatment Plant, the preferred route has been identified following months of extensive studies, assessments and technical investigations.The pipeline will be built in two stages, with Stage 1 establishing a new reliable connection from the recently completed Chaffey Dam pipeline to Tamworth’s town water supply. Stage 2 will be built in conjunction with the proposed new Dungowan Dam pending the outcomes of final business case and Environmental Impact Statement.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the announcement of the preferred route was an important step towards building the infrastructure required to deliver better drought resilience to these communities.“Moving ahead with planning and construction for Stage 1 of this new pipeline reinforces our commitment to water security for the people and businesses of Tamworth,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.“Our Government is getting on with the job of building the water infrastructure of the 21st century through a 10-year rolling program of priority investments, including expanding our National Water Infrastructure Development Fund to $3.5 billion in the 2020-21 Federal Budget.“This is all about increasing water security to build greater resilience in our regions as we create more jobs and see continued growth in our agriculture sector, while supporting and investing in regional communities through drought, bushfires, floods and COVID-19.”NSW Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the project will bring great benefits to the local community.“In addition to the obvious benefits to water security, this project will provide much-needed employment and a boost to the local economy as it continues to recover from the impact of drought and COVID-19,” Mrs Pavey said.“With more than 230 local businesses already registering to be part of the project’s register, the people of Tamworth and the Peel Valley can expect to see more and more contracts awarded to local goods and services providers during the months to come.”Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said the Tamworth community and farming families along the Peel River have just experienced one of the most severe droughts on record.“I want to ensure that when future droughts hit, the Peel Valley is better prepared and more resilient,” Mr Joyce said.“Great effort is being expended to ensure we can minimise impacts on waterways and threatened ecological areas, asphalt roads, residential homes and known heritage sites.“A key part of this process is undertaking genuine and sincere engagement with local landholders likely to be impacted by the pipeline passing through their land.“The NSW Government has reached out to each landowner potentially affected by the project to discuss any concerns they may have about its impact on their property and discussions regarding potential compensation or mitigation measures are underway.“With the permission of landholders, on-site investigations and surveys can commence which will bring greater certainty to an ultimate decision on the final route for the pipeline.”State Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said we need to be smarter about water in our region.“This project is a great example of our continued commitment to providing water security not only for the city of Tamworth, but for our farmers, our aquifers, and our environment,” Mr Anderson said.“Every step closer we get to delivering Dungowan Dam is a win for our community so I’m happy to see us getting on with it.”The final business case for the proposed Dungowan Dam is expected to be complete by the end of this year.Local businesses interested in providing support to the Dungowan Dam project are encouraged to register their interest via the WaterNSW website https://www.waternsw.com.au/projects/new-dams-for-nsw/dungowan-dam. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Anderson, AusPol, Australia, compensation, Deputy Prime Minister, environment, Federal, federal budget, Government, housing, infrastructure, New South Wales, NSW, Prime Minister, regional development, Tamworth, Tamworth Regional Council, water treatment read more

Ai Group urges QLD Government to have confidence in testing and tracing

first_imgAi Group urges QLD Government to have confidence in testing and tracing “While some Ai Group members are hopeful the three-day snap Brisbane lockdown will be enough to get on top of the spread of the current cases, others look to a possible extension of the lock-down with great trepidation,” Rebecca Andrews, Queensland Head of the national employer association Ai Group said today.“The lock-down couldn’t have come at a worse time for businesses facing their first day without JobKeeper. Many of these businesses in sectors such as hospitality and accommodation now fear the hoped-for boost to business from the Easter break may be lost.“This risks becoming a devastating blow for the community and business, especially as Brisbane already has the highest metropolitan unemployment rate in the country. Three of the 10 highest unemployment rates (across the 87 labour market regions in Australia) are in the wider Brisbane lock down area (Logan, Moreton Bay and Ipswich).“While businesses will get on with what is needed, if this lockdown goes beyond Thursday the implications for jobs and the State’s economy will be even more profound. The Government should have confidence in its own testing and tracing and, in the future, deal with a relatively few COVID cases in a targeted manner without lock-downs. This has been achieved successfully in other states,” Ms Andrews said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Ai Group, AiGroup, Andrews, Australian Industry Group, Brisbane, business, community, Easter, Economy, future, Government, JobKeeper, lockdown, market, QLD, Queensland, testing, unemploymentlast_img read more

Temporary Closure of Streets 22 April

first_imgTemporary Closure of Streets 22 April Under Schedule 11 of the Local Government Act 1989, Council approves the temporary road closure of Pritchard Street (between Stradbroke Avenue and High Street) for Tyntynder Football Netball Club 2021 season games, from 8am to 6pm on the following dates:• 24 April (8am to 6pm)• 15 and 29 May (8am to 6pm)• 12 and 26 June (8am to 6pm)• 3 and 24 July (8am to 6pm)• 7 August (8am to 6pm)Nazurl IslamEngineering Projects & Assets Manager /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:council, Engineering, football, Government, local council, Local Government, road closure, season, Swan Hill, Swan Hill Rural City Council, Tyntynderlast_img read more

CU-NIST scientist Deborah Jin receives L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award

first_imgCategories:AcademicsScience & TechnologySpaceCampus CommunityNews Headlines Published: Oct. 22, 2012 Deborah Jin Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Deborah Jin, an adjoint professor of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder and a fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has been awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award.Jin also is a fellow of JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and NIST located on the CU campus. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate students and was one of five recipients who each will receive $100,000 at an awards ceremony in Paris next March. She was the only recipient in North America.Jin was cited by the awards jury “for having been the first to cool down molecules so much that she can observe chemical reactions in slow motion, which may help further understanding of molecular processes which are important for medicine or new energy sources.” The long-sought milestone was achieved at JILA in 2008.The 15th Women in Science laureates were honored for demonstrating exceptionally original approaches to fundamental research in the physical sciences. The awards jury was chaired by Ahmed Zewail, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in chemistry and a professor of chemistry and physics at the California Institute of Technology.The other 2013 laureates are:• Professor Francisca Nneka Okeke, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Nigeria)
for her significant contributions to the understanding of daily variations of the ion currents in the upper atmosphere which may further our understanding of climate change.
• Professor Pratibha Gai, University of York (United Kingdom)
for ingeniously modifying her electron microscope so that she was able to observe chemical reactions occurring at surface atoms of catalysts which will help scientists in their development of new medicines or new energy sources.• Professor Reiko Kuroda, Tokyo University of Science (Japan) 
for discovering the functional importance of the difference between left-handed and right-handed molecules which has wide applications including research on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.• Professor Marcia Barbosa, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre (Brazil)
For discovering one of the peculiarities of water which may lead to better understanding of how earthquakes occur and how proteins fold which is important for the treatment of diseases.“These five outstanding women scientists have given the world a better understanding of how nature works,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. “Their pioneering research and discoveries have changed the way we think in various areas of the physical sciences and opened new frontiers in science and technology. Such key developments have the potential to transform our society.  Their work, their dedication, serves as an inspiration to us all.”Jin has been an adjoint professor of physics at CU-Boulder since 1997. She earned her bachelor’s degree in physics from Princeton University and a doctorate from the University of Chicago.Jin was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2005 and was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007.She is the winner of numerous other awards, including the William Proctor Prize for Scientific Achievement in 2009, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics in 2008, the I.I Rabi Prize of the American Physical Society in 2005, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship also known as the “genius grant” in 2003 and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2000.Established in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO partnership is a long-term commitment to recognizing women in science and supporting scientific vocations. For Women in Science has grown into a global program that includes international, national and regional fellowships and an international network of more than 1,300 women in 106 countries.For more information on the Women in Science Awards visit http://www.forwomeninscience.com.Contact: Peter Caughey, CU media relations, [email protected]last_img read more