Mendoza earns top rank

first_imgNotre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business took first for the fourth consecutive year in Bloomberg Businessweek’s ‘Best Undergraduate Business Schools’ ranking released Wednesday. Mendoza placed first in student satisfaction and fifth in employer satisfaction, two of the ranking criteria, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. Students surveyed by Bloomberg Businessweek commended Mendoza for its “well-rounded business curriculum, strong liberal arts bent and focus on ethics” in the article accompanying the ranking. Roger D. Huang, Dean of Mendoza, said the ranking highlights the work of those who shape Notre Dame into a “special place.” “There is so much that goes into the educational experience of the educational experience of being part of the Mendoza College of Business , including the spirit of the students, faculty, alumni and University as a whole,” Huang said in a University press release.   University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management earned second and third honors, respectively. The report ranked 145 undergraduate business programs this year. Bloomberg Businessweek said it examined nine data points to rank the schools, such as surveys of the satisfaction of both senior business majors and employers, median starting salaries of graduates and the number of graduates to pursue masters degrees from top programs.last_img read more

World Premiere of Iowa Off-Broadway Will Star Jill Shackner & More

first_img View Comments The cast is now set for the previously announced world premiere of Iowa, a new musical play by Jenny Schwartz featuring music by Todd Almond and lyrics by both. Ken Rus Schmoll will direct a company that includes Jill Shackner, Karyn Quackenbush and Lee Sellars. The Playwrights Horizons production will begin performances on March 20 at off-Broadway’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The play will open officially on April 13 and run through May 10. Shackner made her Broadway debut in the original production of Les Miserables, and has since appeared off-Broadway in Landscape of the Body and Hereafter Musical. Quackenbush’s Broadway credits include Bronx Bombers, Imaginary Friends, Annie Get Your Gun and Blood Brothers. Sellars returns to Playwrights Horizons after appearing in Gun-shy; his additional credits include Talk Radio, A Time to Kill and West Side Story on Broadway.center_img Iowa follows Becca (Shackner), who, after her mom (Quackenbush) meets her Iowan soulmate (Sellars) on Facebook, is forced to say goodbye to her friends, teachers and teenage life and embark on a new, uncharted beginning. Additional cast members include Cindy Cheung, April Matthis, Annie McNamara, Carolina Sanchez and Kolette Tetlow. The production will feature scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costumes, by Arnulfo Maldonado, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau and sound design by Daniel Kluger.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Rory O’Malley’s Hamilton Coronation & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Rory O’Malley’s CoronationRory O’Malley became the fourth man to don His Majesty’s robes in Hamilton on April 11, replacing Jonathan Groff. As we all know by now, there’s an official garter ceremony to mark the occasion of a new king ascending the throne, and today’s #Ham4Ham broadcast O’Malley’s. It doesn’t disappoint—even former monarchs Brian d’Arcy James and Andrew Rannells (via FaceTime!) turned up. Check out the fun video of the coronation of King George III the Fourth at the Richard Rodgers Theatre below. View Comments Rory O’Malley as King George in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Twitter/@ghaney22)center_img Need to Know Awards Season InfoTony season is in full swing! Aladdin’s Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart will announce the 2016 Drama League Awards Nominees on April 20 at Sardi’s. As previously reported, She Loves Me’s Zachary Levi and Broadway bombshell Megan Hilty have been tapped to host the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards on May 20 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Meanwhile, Broadway alums Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams will announce the Drama Desk nominations at Feinstein’s/54 Below on April 28. As we already knew, the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony (which Hamilton can’t sweep) is scheduled for June 5 at Town Hall, hosted by Michael Urie.Mark Rylance is Steven Spielberg’s Lucky CharmMark Rylance has most definitely become Steven Spielberg’s muse. We reported only yesterday that the three-time Tony winner will work with the legendary filmmaker on The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara, and now The Hollywood Reporter writes that Rylance is in talks to appear in Spielberg’s sci-fi movie Ready Player One. Rylance just won the Oscar for Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and will soon be seen in his new flick The BFG. Just as long as it doesn’t prevent the talented thespian from returning to the New York stage this fall, then all this is to be celebrated!—we found Rylance first, Hollywood!Check Out Lea Salonga on Crazy Ex-GirlfriendThe CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s season finale is on April 18 and we have a sneak peek below of what the musical comedy has in store…a certain Tony winner Lea Salonga! Starring Rachel Bloom and Tony nominee Santino Fontana, the cult favorite has already been renewed for a second season.last_img read more

February 2019: 8 Toughest Ultras in the South

first_imgFLIP THROUGH HERE FeaturesBig Bad Beasts of the Blue RidgeLooking for the toughest running challenges in the South? These eight ultras will take you to the edge.The Biggest Conservation Success of the DecadeIt took ten years of dedication and backbreaking work, but the Tennessee Wilderness Act finally passed in December. How did conservationists pull it off—especially in this political climate?Ski KidsTwo nine-year-olds and their parents spend a weekend on the slopes with a professional guide from Snowshoe. The biggest lesson of all: keep it fun.Summer Camps for EveryoneNew programs in the South are making the camps more accessible, affordable, and adventurous for kids of all ages.Saving Rocky Fork—AgainIn one of its newest state park, Tennessee plans to build a large road on a steep mountainside in Rocky Fork, home to some of the wildest and most pristine lands in Appalachia.Last Woman StandingCourtney Dauwalter RAN 279 Miles in Big Backyard Ultra and outlasted all but one competitor.Jason Schlarb: Born to CrushThe ultra-motivated Hardrock champ, Iraq vet and adventurer discusses the sources of his inspiration.The Pipeline vs. The Trail: How the A.T. Saved the South – For NowWhat happens when a massive $6 billion pipeline tries to cross an iconic footpath? In a modern-day David vs. Goliath showdown, the trail wins.DepartmentsQuick HitsNewswire: Southerners (Heart) Wilderness • Ferrero’s first descents • Adult adventure camp • The town with no wi-fi and the search for aliens • The Forgotten Trail FlashpointOverexposed: Is social media spoiling the best outdoor secrets?The GoodsShut-In champs reveal their favorite trail running gearTRAIL MIXRhiannon Giddens returns + 5 favorite upcoming albumsEvents GuideFestivals, marathons, mud runs, expos, concerts, and more!Last wordAwesome: What is behind the feeling we experience in the outdoors?On the CoverCanyon Woodward runs the Appalachian Trail across frosty Max Patch, N.C.Photo by Justin Costner@justincostnerlast_img read more

Long Island Weather: More Snow on Monday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A winter weather advisory is in effect through midnight for all dark purple areas. (National Weather Service)Both Nassau and Suffolk counties are under a winter weather advisory through midnight as more snow heads toward Long Island Monday.Accumulations are expected to reach 2 to 3 inches with isolated areas up to 4 inches, according to the National Weather Service, with 40 mph wind gusts and visibilities less than 1 mile at times.Light, wet snow is expected to develop this morning and continue into tonight but will hit hardest after 1 p.m.Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch is possible before the evening commute.Snow is expected to taper off before 9 p.m. with new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.last_img read more

Olympic Long Islanders: Four Corners

first_imgTHE LUGERRocking his luge sled back and forth before launching forward, then using his spiked gloves to paddle the ice below, Aidan Kelly quickly lays flat on his back as he slides 90 mph down a mile-long serpentine track in less than a minute. Just his racing suit, helmet and sled separate him from the frozen flume. “It’s really hard to describe the feeling,” the 19-year-old from West Islip says, recalling when he qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Despite crashing amid a World Cup race that served as the Olympic qualifier, Kelly clinched the third spot on the US Luge Men’s Singles squad in December—the most dramatic day of his career so far. Kelly, who makes his Olympic debut in Russia the day after the Feb. 8 opening ceremony, was recruited after a tryout at Bald Hill in Farmingville following the last Winter Games. The sled was on wheels. He credits skateboarding with his gift for sliding, “because the way the sleds drive are similar,” Kelly says. “It’s scary sometimes, but that’s what makes it so exciting,” he says. “There’s gotta be a hint of fear or else there’s no fun to it. I think my whole team is full of adrenaline junkies.”THE TWO-MAN LUGERAs a member of the New York Army National Guard’s 1156th Engineer Company, Sgt. Matt Mortensen can’t be beyond a 100-mile perimeter of Lake Placid unless he receives permission. Apparently a trip to the Olympics is a good enough excuse. The 28-year-old Huntington Station native, one of nine soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program headed to Russia, and one of seven Mortensen children, got his first luge-induced adrenaline thrill when he was only 10 years old. But his journey to the pinnacle of his sport officially began when he competed in his first international event at 13 in the Junior World Cup. “I’m a pretty determined person,” he says from a hotel in Latvia. “I don’t like to fail at anything that I do.” In the lead up to the 2010 Winter Olympics, Mortensen and his Men’s Doubles partner were considered favorites to compete for Team USA but lost a do-or-die race by .02 of a second, a crushing defeat. Making the team this time around “was the only outcome,” he says; Mortensen didn’t know how he would mentally cope with falling short again. “Being able to compete for the USA and represent my country means a lot to me. Also, being a soldier really means a lot to me.”THE SKIERWell-behaved women seldom make history, as historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote. For daredevil Devin Logan, it’s her extreme sports successes that earned her a spot on the U.S. Freeskiing Team to compete in the first-ever women’s ski slopestyle Olympic event—performing aerial tricks off a series of mountainside box jumps and rail slides. “A lot of the world hasn’t seen what we do, but I think they’re gonna be amazed because it’s an action sport, and it’s high-flying, high-risk,” says Logan, who was born in Oceanside and grew up in Vermont. “It’s really fun to watch.” The event is one of eight new additions to the Winter Games, including the debut of women’s ski jumping. Logan, who turns 21 a week after she competes Feb. 11, made her name winning various Winter X Games events as a teenager. “Hopefully people don’t think we’re just going and hucking ourselves and hopefully landing on our feet,” she says. “It takes a long time to get where we are and have that air awareness and ability to know where we are and what tricks we’re doing.” She may be a world-class, polished pro skier, but when it’s time to get big air, she smiles and says: “Grip it and rip it!”THE SKELETONJohn Daly’s first foray into ice sports that require riders to travel at ridiculous speeds started at Smithtown Middle School when his gym coach encouraged him to give luge a shot. He tried, but quickly learned it wasn’t for him. Daly opted for skeleton instead, a lesser-known sport with equally thrilling speeds that dares brave competitors to travel down an icy course at 80 mph-plus speeds headfirst. The decision paid off for the talented Smithtown-native who nine years later qualified for the Winter Olympics Games in Vancouver in 2010, where he finished 17th. Daly, 28, learned on Jan. 29 that he’d be making a second trip to the Olympics, and blasted a message to his hundreds of Facebook fans thanking “everyone who has supported me throughout my career,” adding: “It has meant the world.” Daly is forever grateful to his parents, who’ve spent years driving him from Suffolk County to his training grounds in upstate Lake Placid and back. “I know without a doubt I wouldn’t have become an Olympian without the support of my family,” Daly says in his Team USA bio. Daly predicted back in 2010 that it wouldn’t be his last Olympics. He was right, and now the veteran racer is hoping to return home with a shiny gold souvenir around his neck. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

An auto loan delivered as a fitness app

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions need to connect data that will breakdown silos and create a member experience that is beyond anything that currently exists.But how and who is accomplishing this effectively?Look no further than the fitness app loaded on your smartphone.Fitness/health apps have become masterful at creating impactful user experiences that provide detailed and precise information to the company. The end result is predictive and prescriptive product offerings that create personalized user experience that includes trust, retention and advocacy.Here is an example to demonstrate.A user selects a fitness app to achieve a specific goal. For the purpose of this example, it will be to achieve the goal of finishing a 15K race. The information collected on the app includes: street address and zip, age, weight, goal, running route data, running shoe (make, model and purchase date) and music. continue reading »last_img read more

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Black Sigatoka disease still a threat to farmers

first_imgLocalNews Black Sigatoka disease still a threat to farmers by: – April 13, 2012 386 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Black Sigaotaka infected banana. Photo credit: apsnet.orgTop player in the banana markets here are urging farmers to remain cognizant of the Black Sigatoka disease and to be on high alert.Several banana exporting countries have been plagued with Black Sigatoka; a deadly fungal disease which affects banana, and can cut a tree’s fruit production in half. So far Dominica is the only banana producing country free from the disease. Head of the Plant Protection and Quarantine Services in the Ministry of Agriculture and forestry Ryan Anselm said farmers should report any signs of the disease to the respective bodies.“The disease is around us. It is everywhere. Dominica is the only banana producing country without it and we want farmers to notify any signs and symptoms. We have advised them to plant plantains as an indicator plant”.According to Anselm, farmers should not take samples and carry them to the lab or extension officers.“We are advising them to leave the samples in the field. We will come in, we will diagnose the problem and we will put emergency action plans into practice,” he added.He advises hucksters and travelers to adhere to proper quarantine measures which have been implemented.“People going on vacation into countries where the disease is known to be present…if you are on a banana farm and plantain farm, please do not bring your clothing back to Dominica. If you are bringing the clothing back then you should wash them in warm water…” he advised.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Solskjaer: Man United must get closer to Liverpool

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has told his Manchester United team that their primary goal this season has to be to get closer to Liverpool FC and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. The Red Devils finished third last term in Solskjaer’s first full campaign in charge as they secured a return to the Champions League for this season. However, Manchester United were way off the pace in terms of the title last season, with the Red Devils ending up 33 points behind champions Liverpool FC. The Red Devils have not been particularly busy in the summer transfer window so far, with Manchester United having only brought in midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax. Manchester United were boosted by the signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon in the January transfer window as the Portuguese playmaker helped to inspire the Red Devils towards a third-placed finish in the Premier League. Solskjaer underlined his view that the Red Devils are capable of closing the gap to the top two teams in the league this term. “The next step is to move closer to the top two teams, let’s see how much of that gap we can close,” Solskjaer said.Advertisement “Realistically, the two teams in front of us have been way ahead of the rest, it’s a chasing pack and we want be the best of that chasing pack and who knows? Crazier things have happened in football. read also:Zaha double helps Palace beat Man Utd at Old Trafford “We’ll just have to start the league well and have to be consistent. I don’t want to take anything away from this group because we’ve added some top personalities. “We’ve got Dean (Henderson) in, you’ve got Donny, Paul (Pogba) is fit now, Bruno (Fernandes) came in and his first game was February 1 or something like that so he’s not been here long. “Eric Bailly as well has come back, he looks fit and really good so we hope we can move forward and who’s to say that we can’t?” Manchester United will take on Luton Town in the third round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Truly Mysterious Things That Have Happened On Chinese Soillast_img read more