In 1887, famed American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and his family spent their first summer at his new home and studios, situated on a grassy slope in southwest New Hampshire. Mount Ascutney could be seen due west. Years later, 132 to be exact, Frannie McBrian, a young woman from suburban Boston, attested to the powerful serenity of the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, in Cornish, not far from the eastern bank of the upper Connecticut River. Ascutney still stands sentinel. “It’s my favorite place in the world,” McBrian said one recent afternoon as she walked outside Saint-Gaudens’s Georgian-style summer home, Aspet, with her future husband, Michael Jennings, and their dog, Pippa. The home is set amid gardens, assorted sculptural works, an atrium with small pool, studios, and two galleries, all surrounded by towering white pines, hemlocks, maples, and birches. To the east, trails lead to a shady ravine, down to a creek. “My safe place” … [Read more...] about Two fine arts sites beckon in New Hampshire
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By Peter Hegarty | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 17, 2019 at 6:25 am | UPDATED: April 17, 2019 at 8:24 am ALAMEDA — Not everyone loves the proposed new name for Henry Haight Elementary School. Officials with the Alameda Unified School District decided to change the school’s name after learning that Haight, an early California governor, espoused racist views. But although they don’t mind a change to the name of the school, which is pronounced “hate,” some people aren’t too keen on the replacement that students support –“Love.” “Love” was picked after a committee asked students, parents and alumni to offer up some replacement names. Then students voted on the suggestions and chose the name Love. Alameda Unified trustees will decide on whether to change the name to Love on April 23. But some Haight teachers and others want Love rejected as the new name. Thirty-one staff members at … [Read more...] about A lack of love for new name for Alameda’s Haight school
David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 3:00 PM EST Feb 19, 2019 The University of Detroit Mercy will use the largest donation in school history to help endow a professor position that will help launch a new Center for Practice & Research in Management & Ethics. The $6.1 million gift from alumnus Arbold Jarboe, an attorney for the Social Security Administration before his death in 2016, is the largest single gift in Detroit Mercy's history. The gift was an estate gift made by Jarboe when he died, the university said in a press release. “This extraordinary and large gift by our unassuming alumnus, Arnold Jarboe, is the best affirmation that he truly lived the Jesuit values he learned as a University of Detroit student,” Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi said in a press release. “Mr. Jarboe’s generous endowment will make it possible for generations of students and faculty at Detroit Mercy to receive and deliver, respectively, a … [Read more...] about University of Detroit Mercy alumnus Jarboe donates $6.1M to school
David Crary, Ap National Writer Updated 12:36 pm CST, Monday, January 14, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, police officers, who are above the age of 50, pray at the Sabarimala temple, one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The historic temple had barred women age 10 to 50 from entering the temple. less FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, police officers, who are above the age of 50, pray at the Sabarimala temple, one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. ... more Photo: Manish Swarup, AP Photo: Manish Swarup, AP Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, police officers, who are above the age of 50, pray at the Sabarimala … [Read more...] about Women strive for larger roles in male-dominated religions
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jessie Scanlon December 10, 2018 TO DEMONSTRATE HOW a computer can identify cancer — or the earliest suggestion of abnormal cell growth — Regina Barzilay points to a screen showing three images of her own mammograms. The first image is from 2014, the year she was diagnosed. Then she points to her tests from 2013 and 2012, in which a small white mass is clearly visible. “It was already there,” she says, looking at me incredulously. A mammogram might be the best tool available to screen for breast cancer, but it failed to catch hers. The computer scientist, whose cancer is in remission thanks to surgery and radiation, hopes that for future patients, breast cancers will be spotted earlier. In her research at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, she is developing software that aims to teach a computer to analyze mammogram … [Read more...] about Can these researchers catch cancer much earlier than ever before?