Milton Curry to serve as new dean of USC School of Architecture

first_imgBuilding the future · Milton Curry will become the dean of USC’s School of Architecture after serving as a dean at the University of Michigan – Photo from USC NewsMilton Curry has been selected as the new dean of the USC School of Architecture, effective July 1, according to USC News.Curry succeeds Qingyun Ma, who served as dean for ten years.Curry, who is currently an associate dean for academic affairs and strategic initiatives at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, has performed cutting-edge research on the intersection of architecture and race. He will hold the Della and Harry MacDonald Dean’s Chair in Architecture upon arriving at USC.Curry has founded and co-founded the Critical Productive and Appendx journals, respectively. CriticalProductive explores the connections among race, urbanism, politics and architecture, among other fields, and seeks to spark conversations about architectural theory and its relation to different areas of academia.“We are honored and excited to welcome Professor Curry to the USC School of Architecture,” said Provost Michael Quick, who made the announcement on Monday on behalf of President C. L. Max Nikias to USC News. “Architecture has a profound impact on our culture. It is a profession and an art, local and global, and extremely creative. We know that Professor Curry will lead our students, faculty, research and practice to new heights.”Having first taught at Arizona State University from 1992 to 1995, Curry has since held professorships at Cornell University, the University of Michigan and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.Curry received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Cornell and his master’s degree in architecture from Harvard, concentrating in architecture theory.Curry’s spouse, Reighan Gillam, will also join the USC faculty as a professor of anthropology in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.last_img read more

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Dodgers, Uribe agree on two-year, $15 million deal

first_imgIt was a remarkable turnaround from 2011 and 2012, when Uribe failed to live up to his three-year, $21 million contract. He lost his starting job while batting a combined .199 with six home runs and 45 RBIs.Uribe surpassed those numbers in 2013 alone, apparently earning himself the multi-year contract he coveted in the process. The Dodgers and third baseman Juan Uribe reached agreement Saturday on a two-year contract worth $15 million, according to multiple reports.Uribe was the Dodgers’ primary target to fill the position after a productive 2013 season. He batted .278 with 12 home runs and 50 RBIs, and was a finalist for the National League Gold Glove Award at third base. Uribe has been praised by teammates and coaches for his character and leadership during the past three seasons in Los Angeles, even in the midst of his colossal struggles at the plate in 2011 and 2012.But he’d rejected multiple contract offers since the season ended, forcing general manager Ned Colletti to consider his alternatives in a weak free-agent crop. There weren’t many.“We may have to mix and match a little bit,” Colletti said Saturday morning at a charity event in South Los Angeles. Should Uribe’s new contract become official, the Dodgers may have their 2014 Opening Day infield in place by mid-December: Uribe at third base, Hanley Ramirez at shortstop, Adrian Gonzalez at first base and rookie Alexander Guerrero — if he’s ready — at second.The Dodgers still would like to add to their bullpen, particularly a left-hander and a long reliever, and possibly a starting pitcher as insurance for pitchers Chad Billinsgley and Josh Beckett. Both are attempting to return from season-ending surgeries.But Uribe was the Dodgers’ key remaining in-house free agent and, potentially, their most expensive target still on the market.At 34, Uribe had to reclaim the Dodgers’ starting third-base job. He did so with ease, punctuating his comeback season with a three-home run game in September against the Arizona Diamondbacks.Uribe provided the key hit in the NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves, a home run off Braves pitcher David Carpenter that paved the way to a 4-3 victory in the series-clinching Game 4.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Riders on Disney World’s New Skyliner Gondola System Stranded After Incident

first_imgRiders aboard the new Skyliner gondola ride at Walt Disney World ended up being stranded for several hours late Saturday night after an apparent malfunction, according to witnesses.A Walt Disney World spokeswoman adds there were no reported injuries.The company says the system will remain closed while the incident is being investigated.A news release explains, “One of the three Disney Skyliner routes experienced an unexpected downtime Saturday evening. As a result, the Skyliner will be closed while we look into the details surrounding the downtime.” The company is working with its guests individually “regarding impacts to their visit with us.” Photos posted on the Twitter page “Waltparks” showed several of the gondolas smashed together. Riders were evacuated after 11 p.m.The cabins, which can each hold up to 10 people, are not air-conditioned. Social media posts also show that riders were asked to open the emergency kits following the incident.Skyliner connects Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios with four of the Disney World resorts. Its capsules, which are themed with Disney characters, travel along a cable.Disney World Debuts Skyliner Gondolas The Skyliner system, which began operation last week, includes nearly 300 cabins that travel at about 11 mph. They reach up to about 60 feet above ground.last_img read more

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Shuttler Subhankar Dey progresses past first round of French Open

first_imgAdvertisement lp7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4qylbrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Easb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) yWould you ever consider trying this?😱6ssdCan your students do this? 🌚t1on6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Indian shuttler Subhankar Dey surprised many after his upset win over Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in the first-round of the French Open. Dey, now on the second round of the tournament, defeated the world number 17 Sugiarto, by 15-21, 21-14, 21-17 in one hour and 18 minutes. This was Subhankar’s second victory over the Indonesian; previously beating him in the India Open in March, by 14-21 22-20, 21-11.Advertisement Meanwhile in the first round of the Women’s singles, P. V. Sindhu began her campaign with an easy victory over Michelle Li on Tuesday. Sindhu, ranked as the world number six, struggled of late before finally beating Li 21-15, 21-13 in a match which lasted 44 minutes only. She will now face world number 26 Yeo Jia Min of Singapore in the second round of the French Open.Advertisement India’s Olympic silver medallist had a 5-2 head-to-head record over the world number eight Canadian before Tuesday’s match and Sindhu had beaten Li in their previous meeting during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.But Sindhu has looked out-of-form since her maiden World Championships title in August, as she failed to cross the second round in three consecutive tournaments. She lost in the second and first rounds at the China Open and Korea Open respectively last month, and in the second round against Korea’s An Se Young in Denmark Open last week.Advertisement The Indian ace shuttler will look forward to gain her form back as soon as possible with the Tokyo Olympics looming next year. Advertisementlast_img read more

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