Established in 1827 by royal charter, the University of Toronto is the largest and most prestigious research intensive university in Canada, located in one of the world’s great cities. University of Toronto astronomers enjoy access to many national and international observatories, including ALMA, Canada France Hawaii Telescope, Gemini Observatory, and James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and are presently active in the exploitation of the Herschel Space Observatory, MOST, and Planck. They are also actively engaged in the development of BIT, BRITE, CHIME, Gemini F2T2, Gemini Planet Imager, JWST, Keck/NIRES and OSIRIS, SDSS IV/MaNGA, the South Pole Telescope, SPIDER, SuperBLASTpol, an Arctic observatory, novel near infrared spectrographs for large telescopes, as well as planning and instrument development for the Thirty Meter Telescope, in which Canada is a consortium partner.
Paul Wallace was a member of the Gulliver Swim Team throughout his high school career, and was named first team All Dade and All State, for four consecutive years. He was also Miami Dade Swimmer of the Year in 1982, 1983 and 1984, and set two state records for 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard breaststroke in 1983. Paul, a swimming state runner up all four years of high school, also won seven individual state titles.
The intrepid 6th graders are determined to collect more than 500 pairs of sneakers which they will then send to the Reuse A Shoe program for recycling. Anyone interested in donating sneakers (no cleats or spikes please) can call 201 798 0507 to arrange for a pickup through February 16th. Shoes may also be dropped off at the bin in the Mayor Office in City Hall and at the Mustard Seed School..
Twenty years ago when Margaret Hamburg became New York City’s Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene, her great aunt Winnie couldn’t believe that, after so much medical training, Hamburg would give up being a “real doctor.” Her family, including her parents who were both physicians, tried to convince Winnie, to no avail, that her then 36 year old great niece would be concerned with the health needs of more than 8 million people the entire city population. But Hamburg, who shared the story on May 26 at Columbia’s Faculty House in a lecture on global health, remained undeterred by her great aunt’s doubts. Food and Drug Administration, and now serves more than 300 million people each day..
I am a high school math teacher and I recently won an award. It is a perpetual trophy in the form of a huge Nike sneaker that gets passed from one staff member to the next each month. It is the “Big Feat” award “In recognition of doing something big for BHS.” Since it is a major award, I felt it needed the Christmas Story treatment.