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Weissmans support 50 interns abroad

first_imgThanks to the generosity of Paul ’52 and Harriet Weissman, 50 Harvard College students will travel around the globe to explore their career interests and experience new cultures.Since 1994, Weissman internships have offered exceptional opportunities for professional, intellectual, and personal growth through a combination of work, observation, and cultural immersion. To date, more than 400 students have pursued internships in 79 countries on five continents.This year’s class will intern in 23 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. They will work on a variety of projects, such as finding suitable health interventions for Alzheimer’s disease caregivers at a school of public health in China; educating former child soldiers through soccer at a nonprofit organization in Uganda; assisting an organization in the production of a summer opera festival in England; hosting wine tastings and wine cave tours at a Champagne house in France; breeding small reef fish in an ecology laboratory to study their reproductive biology in New Zealand; measuring functional traits in tropical forests with a research institute in Panama; and evaluating the efficiency of micro loans and investment projects at a bank in Rwanda.The interns met with the Weissmans, as well as members of the selection committee and guests, during an April 28 luncheon at Loeb House where they highlighted plans for their upcoming summer internships.Throughout the summer, the students will stay in contact with each other and the Weissmans. They will meet again in the fall to share their experiences.The Weissman Program is administered by the Office of Career Services.last_img read more

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Brandon Ingram eyes return to the court on Wednesday

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersOfficially, Ingram has a bruised right quad, and tendinitis in his left quad.“It’s different,” Ingram said. “I don’t know what it means to sit down. I don’t know what it means to sit out. I just try to listen to my body. I try to listen to my trainers and see what they have for me and just go through it.”In 30 games this season, Ingram has averaged 16 points on 44.7 percent shooting. He is also averaging 5.5 points, 3.3 assists and nearly one steal per game – all up from his rookie season.Ingram is listed as questionable to play against Memphis, but all signs are pointing to him making a return against the Grizzlies.“He looked really good,” Coach Luke Walton said after Tuesday’s practice. “I almost ‘silly-fined’ him for looking so good today (and) for not playing last night.” KUZMANIA – Walton had to laugh when he heard that Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma was one of only five rookies to score over 30 points on Christmas since 1976.“I saw it is one of those weird stats,” Walton said. “I love the random day stats. There are four games on the day of Christmas and it is normally the most elite teams in the league. And normally the most elite teams don’t play rookies huge minutes.”Kuzma meanwhile, scored his 31 points in 41 minutes against the Wolves and is averaging 39.8 minutes over his last five games.Only LeBron James in 2003 (34 points), Bill Cartwright in 1979 (33) and Patrick Ewing in (32) scored more as rookies on Christmas.“I am not trying to take away from what Kuz did. I thought Kuz was very good last night and very good all season for us.”Kuzma has not, however, hooked his coach up with one of the 1,000 “Kuzmania” shirts he sold through his personal website. Even Lonzo Ball had one in his locker prior to Monday’s loss.“I don’t know if my players don’t like me,” Walton joked, “but they all have their own companies and I don’t have … they don’t give me any of it. I was hoping for some gift bags from the players for Christmas, but I didn’t get any.”That means no Kuzmania, no Big Baller Brand.“Still waiting,” Walton said.MINUTIAE – Kuzma isn’t the only rookie playing major minutes for the Lakers. Lonzo Ball, before spraining his shoulder over the weekend, was averaging 33.9 minutes per game. That’s second among all rookies, trailing only Ben Simmons of Philadelphia, who averages 36.3 minutes a night.Neither of the Lakers rookie stars has balked at the minutes.“It is really impressive,” Walton said. “It really is. They’ve played more minutes than I thought I wanted to play them going into the season, but they’ve done a really nice job of not showing fatigue yet.”The coach said he may need to start tempering their time on the floor, however. The Lakers don’t have multiple days between games until January 24-25.“Obviously the dog days are coming,” Walton said. “This next stretch is tough for everybody in the NBA. As of right now they’re both really good with it.” EL SEGUNDO – If Brandon Ingram gets the final say, he will be back on the court Wednesday when the Lakers host the Memphis Grizzlies.“I can’t sit anymore,” Ingram said.The second-year forward has missed the last two games, losses to Portland and Minnesota, due to injuries to both quadriceps – one suffered on Dec. 22 at Golden State, another two nights earlier in Houston. After going through Tuesday’s practice, Ingram said that he would play in the Lakers’ next game barring a setback.The life of an injured ballplayer is new for Ingram, who has rarely been injured in his young career. He appeared in 79 games as a rookie, missing three with knee tendinitis. In Summer League, he appeared in just one game before being shut down by a right leg cramp as a precaution.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more