Whittni Orton, Anna Camp, Excel At Clay Invitational

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAZUSA, Calif.-Friday, BYU women’s track stars Whitti Orton and Anna Camp, both alums of Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network schools, excelled at the Clay Invitational on the campus of Azusa Pacific University. Brad James In the women’s 1500-meter run, Orton, a former Panguitch High star, ran 4:14.02 to place 6th overall in the race. Orton’s time was a personal record and the third-best time in school history for the Cougars. Additionally, Camp, a former Millard High star, finished 10th overall in a time of 4:15.15. This time was also a personal record for Camp. center_img Written by April 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Whittni Orton, Anna Camp, Excel At Clay Invitationallast_img read more

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GlassND builds community

first_imgThe Graduate LGBTQ and Ally Student Society at Notre Dame (GlassND) has been working to foster a greater sense of community and inclusion in the University’s graduate school, Tony Cunningham, Quality of Life Chairperson for the Graduate Student Union (GSU), said.GlassND was formed through the efforts of the Graduate Student Union as they aimed to fully address the graduate student community’s needs, Cunningham said.“Part of this position [Quality of Life Chairperson] is to work with some groups that were not receiving as much attention as other groups, one of them being the LGBTQ community within the graduate school,” he said. “In the 2012-2013 school year, we held the first two events explicitly for graduate LGBTQ community members and ally members.”Cunningham said that GlassND works closely with the University’s Gender Relations Center (GRC) for events and programming. “The GRC does a lot of programming, like ally training, and they do an excellent job with that,” Cunningham said.GlassND has transitioned this year from educational activities to community-building and social activities, Cunningham said. They held a Happy Hour & Trivia Night at Legends on Monday.“That [was] our big marquee event for the semester, but we’ve also been doing smaller stuff, like getting together to watch movies or going out and just establishing the social network, so that people don’t feel ostracized or alone when they’re here,” he said. “One of the hardest parts, people tell me, is that they just feel alone, that they don’t have someone to confide in or talk to, so we’re trying to build a community that they can feel open and safe with.” Cunningham said GlassND is currently subgroup of the GSU, not an official club. He said GlassND is looking to increase its membership and involvement before it begins the process to become a group recognized by the University.GlassND hopes to serve as a welcoming entity for prospective graduate students at the University, Cunningham said.“At the moment, especially for LGBTQ students that are investigating [the University], they hear the long-standing rumors about how Notre Dame is with LGBTQ members,” he said. “What we’d like to do is provide the structure so that they have a group to come and join. Another pro of being an official, recognized group would be a structured community that people could reach out to and look to for support, not just when they’re looking to apply here, but also once they are here.”Cunningham said that the graduate school and administration has been very supportive of the group’s efforts. “I work really closely with the administration and the people in the graduate school, and they’ve been absolutely fantastic as we’ve gotten things off the ground,” he said. Tags: GlassND, graduate schoollast_img read more

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Saint Mary’s receives first patent for Paper Analytic Device

first_imgThe pharmaceutical industry is littered with different drugs and different versions of those drugs. While most ingredients serve a purpose, sometimes, the pharmaceuticals manufacturers buy ingredients that are of low-quality or even inactive that lower the effectiveness of the drug.To solve this issue, Saint Mary’s professor of chemistry and physics Toni Barstis worked with Notre Dame professor of chemistry and biochemistry Marya Lieberman, Notre Dame Duda Family professor of engineering Patrick Flynn and a team of Saint Mary’s researchers to develop a device that detects these ingredients — a device which received the first patent ever awarded to Saint Mary’s.The patent is for a Paper Analytical Device (PAD), a chemically-treated card-like device that can can detect multiple chemical components in a pill or capsule, including substitute drugs or fillers that may be added in place of an active ingredient.The PAD is first treated with reagents, chemicals which help detect the chemical composition of pharmaceuticals. It then is scraped across the suspicious drug and subsequently dipped in water. The water moves up the device and allows the chemicals and the drugs to mix. This reaction produces colors which indicate the composition of the pharmaceutical.Barstis said she was inspired to research the PAD after she audited a fabrication course at Notre Dame.“I simply fell in love with devices,” she said. “I wanted to explore ways to combine my love of chemistry with my new love of fabricating devices, so I reached out to my friend at NDnano, affiliated faculty member Dr. Marya Lieberman. Together, we developed what is now referred to as the ‘PADs Project.’”Receiving a patent for the first time felt “fantastic,” she said.“For me, this was a dream come true.”According to Barstis, the Saint Mary’s team that worked on the PADs project is currently working on two more projects. They are screening over 600 pharmaceutical samples collected in Nepal this past summer and examining a second patent application for the College, which involves a different fabrication and design of a PAD.Tags: PAD, paper analytic device, patent, saint mary’slast_img read more

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Coloccini calls for support

first_img McClaren was at the top of the list drawn up by Charnley in January as he looked to replace the departed Alan Pardew, and when he could not get his man at the time, he decided to hand Pardew’s assistant Carver the task of guiding Newcastle over the finishing line. But little did he expect at that point that a team sitting comfortably in mid-table would win only two of its next 16 league games and lose the last eight in succession, to slip into the thick of a survival fight. McClaren’s prospects of landing the job in the longer term may have been dealt a fatal blow by his continued reticence, but the club’s short-term focus is more fundamental. Saturday’s 3-0 humiliation at Leicester, during which Williamson and Daryl Janmaat were sent off, left the Magpies in 15th place in the table, but just two points clear of the drop zone. Thousands of fans have boycotted the last two games in protest at the way the perceive owner Mike Ashley to be running the club – but on Saturday they know only victory will ease their relegation fears. Given that they have only scored four goals and conceded 18 in the last eight games, that looks a remote prospect unless something changes radically in the Newcastle dressing room. And captain Coloccini is clearly hoping his open letter will do the trick. Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini has begged the club’s fans to put their anger to one side and cheer the Magpies to a crucial Barclays Premier League victory at home to West Brom on Saturday. Coloccini apologised for the club’s recent plight and insisted: “Players and staff have come together in order to leave all past problems aside and to focus 100 per cent on the three ‘cup finals’ that we have left. ” I would like to make a call to all fans today to also leave aside all differences, all different opinions, anything that divides us as people who love this club. “On Saturday, please come to St James’ Park, create a great atmosphere, support the team more than ever, because at the end of the day what matters the most here is Newcastle United Football Club. “I am also a fan and I understand how badly you are hurting, but I think that the best fans are those who are there for their club in the worst of situations. “Today we need you more than ever. In these three games we need to be together, we need to be united, to be a family – a family that fights together against adversity, a family that strives to achieve the success that you and this club deserve.” Yet long-suffering Magpies fans might not be so easy convince having already taken to social media this week to express their disappointment that Carver is set to remain in his post. Despite reports to the contrary, Press Association Sport understands Carver neither offered to walk away during talks with managing director Lee Charnley, nor was asked to step down. But that situation might have been different had Derby boss Steve McClaren not indicated that he was not ready to give the Magpies the answer for which they were looking after a lengthy pursuit. Coloccini has taken the unusual step of issuing an open letter through the club’s media channels in the wake of another dismal week on Tyneside which saw coach John Carver survive crisis talks. Carver, who accused defender Mike Williamson of deliberately getting sent off in the Magpies’ eighth consecutive league defeat at Leicester on Saturday, did not merit a single mention in Coloccini’s extensive plea. Press Associationlast_img read more

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