Houghton sets sights on reception

first_imgHoughton Library will host an opening reception on Tuesday (Sept. 16) from 5 to 7 p.m. for its major fall exhibition, “To Promote, to Learn, to Teach, to Please: Scientific Images in Early Modern Books.” The exhibition examines how images in early modern European books of science (1500-1750) not only were shaped by the needs of scientific communication, but also were deeply influenced by economic, social, and cultural considerations. Through representative examples, drawn from the collections of Houghton Library and Harvard’s Collection of Historic Scientific Instruments, this exhibition examines early scientific images and the books they illustrated to show how they were intended to appeal both to men of science and to more general audiences. The exhibition is open to the public through Dec. 20 in the Edison and Newman Room of the library.last_img read more

Another New One from Salsa – Titanium La Cruz Cyclocross Racer

first_imgWhat?  That new Vaya road bike ain’t tough enough for your adventures?  Fine, here’s the new Salsa La Cruz, a titanium cyclocross bike made to take a little off road abuse and meet those archaic UCI rules that ban disc brakes (lame).The Ti La Cruz borrows from the steel version Salsa’s had in their stable for a bit and tweaks the geometry just a smidge to better suit the material. There’s also a few additional sizes to match the range of their Chili Con Crosso racing bike.The Ti La Cruz frame has 42mm tire clearance and 130mm rear hub spacing, canti brakes and comes at ya for $1,800 (frame / seat clamp…Salsa, of course).  It’s designed for cross forks with 395mm axle to crown with a 45-47mm rake. It’s available in eight sizes 51.5cm through 60.6cm, and the sizing is based on the Effective Top Tube just like the Vaya…which is apparently Salsa’s new overall sizing scheme.Want one?  Get on it, dealers are placing their first orders by March 1 to guarantee a mid-year delivery.  Find a Salsa dealer here, and find a pic of the frame only right after the jump…last_img read more

Wedding announcement: Paul and Erin (Fischer) Rainer

first_imgErin Fischer and Paul Rainer were married on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at St John’s United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Mo. Erin is the daughter of Gary and Stacy Fischer of Leawood, and Paul is the son of Mark and Myrna Rainer of Sulphur Springs, Tex. Their wedding reception was held at the Monarch Room in the Crossroads. They spent their honeymoon on St Lucia at Sandals La Toc. They live in Dallas, Tex.If you’ve got a birth, engagement or wedding announcement you’d like to share with our readers, submit it here.last_img

Match Notes: No. 5 UWF looks to break school record unbeaten streak Friday

first_img UWF will look to remain unbeaten against CBU Friday and against Delta State on senior day Sunday. (Photo by Bill Stockland)  PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 5 West Florida women’s soccer team will look to break its school record 25-match unbeaten streak against a tough Christian Brothers squad Friday at 5 p.m. at the UWF Soccer Complex.The Argonauts will return Sunday to host Delta State in the Argos’ Senior Day game at 12:30 p.m.UWF (9-3-0, 6-0-1 Gulf South Conference) can clinch the top seed in the GSC Tournament for the second consecutive year with a win over CBU (10-2-2, 4-2-1).The Argos were ranked No. 1 in the first edition of the NCAA Regional rankings released earlier in the week followed by Tampa, Valdosta State, Rollins and Florida Tech. CBU was ranked No. 8.Live Coverage:Live stats and audioMatch Notes:10/24 vs. Christian Brothers, Delta StateStill unbeatenUWF tied its school record 25-match unbeaten streak for the third time in school history last weekend and will look to break it Friday against Christian Brothers.During the streak, which started Oct. 12, 2012 with a 4-0 win over West Georgia, UWF has outscored opponents 65-10 and defeated seven top-25 teams. UWF tied two other top-25 teams during that span.The Argos have a .399 goals against average and 17 shutouts during the unbeaten streak.The GSC record is 29 matches without a loss set by Christian Brothers from 2002-03.The NCAA Division II record is 59 consecutive games without a loss, held by Metro State and Franklin Pierce.Notable StreaksChelsea Palmer was named the GSC Player of the Week after scoring two goals and recording five assists in her last three matches.Taylor Harbison and Kelly Andres have started every game of their 3-year careers at UWF with 55 consecutive starts.UWF has not been shut out since Oct. 23, 2011 in a match that lasted regulation 90 minutes, a streak that spans 39 games played. UWF and Florida Southern tied 0-0 in a match that was called early (87 minutes) due to inclement weather.Previewing Christian BrothersAll-time: UWF is 16-6-0Top scorer: Katelyn Graham (8 goals, 1 assist, 17 points)Most assists: Camilla Rodrigues (5 goals, 7 assists, 17 points)Keeper: Robyn Wade (1299 min., 0.97 GAA, .725 Save Pct., 6.1 shutouts)Notable: Rodrigues was the GSC Player of the Week 10/1… UWF & CBU are in the top 3 in scoring average and top two in shutouts in the GSC… Graham is 2nd in goals per gamePreviewing Delta StateAll-time: UWF is 9-0-0Top scorer: Lauren May (5 goals, 1 assist, 11 points)Most assists: Tabitha Hayden (2 goal, 4 assists, 8 points)Keeper:  Megan Galloway (953 min., 2.17 GAA, .716 Save Pct., 1 shutout)Notable: In their last eight meetings, UWF has outscored Delta State 55-4Print Friendly Version Match Notes: No. 5 UWF looks to break school record unbeaten streak Fridaycenter_img Sharelast_img read more

Swimmers bag 21 medals at Arafura Games

first_imgSwimming The PNG swimmers will continue their preparations towards other competitions after bagging 21 medals at the Arafura games in Darwin, Northern Territory. The games were held from April 27-30. Coach Rick Van Der Zant said it was a massive performance by the PNG swimmers. “The competition is complete but all the athletes are now thinking about their preparations and what they can do now to make improvements in and out of the pool before the next competition,” he said. “The swimmers managers and coaches have combined to provide the very best opportunity and environment for our swimmers to perform their best. “We have had lots of fabulous support by the local PNG citizens that live here in Darwin. We have met so many people, made lots of good friends and have been welcomed with open arms in Darwin for the Arafura Games. “This has been an awesome opportunity for our athletes to perform abroad and we thank PNGSI for their support of this important competition for the development of swimming in PNG.” Thirteen swimmers from PNG attended the games and competed alongside swimmers from the Australian states of Northern, Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and international swimmers from Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. The Northern territory government had brought the Arafura games had after an eight-year hiatus. The medals were from individual and relay events at the close of competition, along with lots of personal best times being recorded throughout the competition. Six medals were awarded to female swimmers: 15-16 year age group 15 year old Rehema Kalate received a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke while in the 17 years and over age category Britney Murray silver in the 50m backstroke, 200 backstroke and 50m butterfly, bronze in the 100 backstroke and sister, Anthea Murray was awarded a bronze in the 50m breaststroke event. Nine medals were awarded to male swimmers: 16-15 year age group 16 year old Elijah Akunaii received to bronze medals in the 50 and 100 butterfly event while in the 17 year and over age category Leonard Kalate received two silver medals for the 50m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, and 2 bronze medals for the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, team mate Livingston Aika received a silver medal in the 50m butterfly and two bronze medals in the 50m and 100m backstroke events. Six relay medals were awarded that include three silver medals to mixed 4×50 freestyle relay (Colin Akara, Livingston Akara, Judith Meauri, Anthea Murray) stopping the clock in second place in a time of 1:47.51; Male 4×100 freestyle relay (Livingston Aika, Tanguy Langelet, Leonard Kalate, Lorani Moses) in a time of 3:48.46; Female 4×50 medley relay (backstroke leg Britney Murray, breaststroke leg Rehema Kalate, butterfly leg Judith Meauri, Anthea Murray in the freestyle leg) stopping the clock in a time of 2:12.17. Three bronze medals were presented to the male 4×50 freestyle relay (Tanguy Langelet, Leonard Kalate, Collin Akara, Livingston Aika) stopping the clock in a time of 1:41.17; Male 4×50 medley relay (backstroke leg Livingston Aika, breaststroke leg Leonard Kalate, butterfly leg Collin Akara, freestyle leg Tanguy Langelet) clocking a finish time of 1:53.28; the medley relay team also received bronze medal in the male 4×100 medley relay swimming a time of 4:13.87. In the 17 and over age group: Derek Oates, Livingston Aika, Collin Akara, Leonard Kalate, Tanguy Langelet, Juanita Vava, Holly John, Lorani Moses, Judith Meauri, Anthea and Britney Murray. While in the 15-16 age group competing were Rehema Kalate and Elijah Akunaii. Assisting our swimmers to provide the best environment for them during competition were Australian coach Rick Van Der Zant, assistant PNG coach Shane Akara and manager Beatrice Geita and Jean Vava. The Arafura Games fosters goodwill between sporting neighbours and shared sporting and cultural knowledge within the Asia-Pacific region which saw our swimmers bring out the best in themselves to perform at the next level. Four swimmers progressed from the Kundu Bronze Target National Excellence Squad into the Kundu Silver Target Squad. They were 17-year-old Tanguy Langelet, 22-year-old Anthea Murray, 20-year-old Lorani Moses and 15-year-old Rehema Kalate.last_img read more