Institute for Advanced Study awarded grant

first_imgThe Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study has won $1.58 million from the John Templeton Foundation to host scholars interested in the “big questions” of philosophy, theology and science. Vittorio Hosle, professor and the Paul Kimball Chair of Arts and Letters, said the Templeton grant aligns with the institute’s methodology of research. “The Templeton Foundation is one of the most impressive foundations in this country,” Hosle said. “Their parameters for the type of research we want to foster is very similar to the Institute for Advanced Study, so it was a natural cooperation between what we want to do and what they want to do.” The foundation chose Notre Dame’s institute for its history of interdisciplinary research, Hosle said. “[The institute] is the right avenue to foster a type of research that is both more interdisciplinary and acts against the tendency of more and more limited specialization we’re seeing so much academia,” he said. “At the same time [the institute] tries to address big questions, the answers to which Sir John Templeton dedicated his life.” Hosle said the fellows at the institute are pleased with the grant because it will allow them to increase the caliber of scholars brought to research on campus. “All the questions have a big-question normative dimension, which would belong to philosophy or theology,” he said. “[The foundation] wants these questions to be addressed by those who have ‘know-how’ in the sciences. Selected scholars will live at Notre Dame and work with the institute for a year. “We have twice a week lunches where all of the fellows meet and present their proposals, which are selected according to their interdisciplinary qualities and their normative dimension,” Hosle said. “It is a way of living a life in which you do not only meet with the colleagues in your own department. The scholars will benefit from the chance to interact with scholars outside of their normal setting with persons from very different disciplines.” Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to work with the scholars as research assistants. “[Undergraduates] will learn how great scholars work,” he said. “People brought into the life of the mind will see how interesting and ambitious it is, and it may increase intellectual curiosity.” Hosle said scholars should produce a book while researching with the institute. “We hope these books will have an impact in various disciplines, possibly outside of academia,” he said. “Many people have to deal with the problem of creativity, persons in businesses.” There should be an incentive to study these types of big questions, Hosle said. “Realistically, since people want to make a career and feed a family, it is important that there are institutional structures that recognize work that is interdisciplinary,” he said. “There are not enough of them. The narrow approach is not the research of the future.” Donald Stelluto, the associate director of the Institute for Advanced Study, said applicants for the scholarship will focus on questions such as “What is human creativity and how does it manifest itself?” and “What is the place of the human mind in nature?” “Who will apply is also partly driven by scholars who work those areas in line with those big questions,” Stelluto said. “Not every scholar may yet be at a point in their career where they can address those types of questions.” The questions will connect the sciences with other disciples, especially theology and philosophy, he said. “This approach is a departure from a more myopic approach to research and returns back to big questions that link together the sciences with the other disciplines,” Stelluto said. “The formation of the universities during the Middle Ages and the Catholic intellectual tradition, integrated disciplines, and that’s one of the thrusts of this fellowship program, it’s to reintegrate the disciplines on major questions.” Working with the scholars will allow undergraduates to develop creative approaches to research. “We have the potential to impact a whole generation of scholars as the program grows,” he said. “As problems and issues become more global in scope, they require more than one discipline to solve them. … We offer a new model, based on a return to an older tradition, for scholars to collaborate at a meaningful level.”last_img read more

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Swoon-worthy Cannon Hill abode up for grabs

first_imgThere is a stone fireplace.“I wanted a lowset, with lots of and natural light and breezes,” Mr Ingreri said.In the centre of the home is an open-air courtyard, enabling light to all areas of the home, and along the entrance to the home Mr Ingreri planted vines and jasmine.“I want it to be like a big green box when it’s grown, just like the old houses that have vines growing up them in the English countryside.” The house at 3 Mckie Cres, Cannon Hill, is for sale.This Cannon Hill house will make hearts skip a beat.The light and bright home at 3 Mckie Cres was built by builder Peter Ingreri last year for his girlfriend Molly Standfield and is unlike anything in the area. There is a Cape Cod feel to the house.While there are touches of Hamptons style within the home, Mr Ingreri said he took his inspiration from The Cotswolds in south central England.The most notable feature of the house is its jaw-dropping cathedral ceiling with exposed timber panelling and white beams.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago The kitchen is simple, yet timeless.That ceiling starts from the open-plan kitchen, living and dining room and flows seamlessly to an alfresco dining area.In the lounge room is a stunning stone open fireplace, contrasting against the crisp white walls. One of the bathrooms at the home.The house is set on a 704sq m corner block, has four bedrooms, the master with an ensuite, and an inground pool. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The ceiling continues outside from indoors. The cathedral ceiling is the star of the house. Vines will eventually grow up over the beams. A beam across the top of the bedroom continues the theme of the house.last_img read more

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Hundreds of schools receive FIRST Robotics grant money including Alpena High School

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- The Michigan Department of Education has awarded $2.5 million in local schools to continue growing FIRST Robotics teams.Alpena High School’s FIRST Robotics teams were both on the list to receive grant money. Roughly $1,750 will go to each robotics team at AHS. Funds will be used to buy parts and pay for travel. The grant comes as Governor Rick Snyder continues to invest in robotics. Michigan leads the nation in FIRST Robotics teams, with over 500 throughout the state.The FIRST World Championships for Robotics will take place at Ford Field and the Cobo Center in Detroit this year. Over 60,000 students and 700 teams from around the world will compete to win in Spring.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious MidMichigan Medical Center Alpena Encourages Community Health Needs Assessment SurveyNext Bay Athletic Club Preps for Fitness Inspired Galalast_img read more

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Food Bank of Iowa has record distribution in June

first_imgDES MOINES — The president and CEO of the Food Bank of Iowa says a record number of meals went out in June.She says in 2016 when she first arrived, they were serving about 800,000 pounds of food each month and this June they had just short of two million pounds served. The organization serves 55 counties in the state.Book says the demand looks to continue in July as the extra $600 in federal unemployment comes to an end. She says those who have had extra unemployment will see those dollars go away and at a time when kids continue to be home from school and away from free meals.“And children are home from college as well and seniors are still shut-in, and we are seeing a bigger demand on our local school pantries and our food pantries,” Book says. Book says they expect things to be challenging as the economies of the state and country continue working out of the pandemic. She says their parent organization Feeding America is telling them to prepare for an increased need two-and-a-half times what they normally would do and through December of 2021 as the economy recovers very slowly.Book encourages anyone who is struggling to call. “If people need help, this is the time to get help,” according to Book. “Don’t wait until you are down to your very last dollar and can’t pay your rent. If you need help — go to our website to find a food pantry nearest you. And our website is www.foodbankiowa.org.” Book says those who are interested in donating can also go to the websites. She says the increased demand for food has put more demand on their vehicles and everything else involved in getting the food out.last_img read more

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