Ethan Lasser appointed curator at Harvard Art Museums

first_img Read Full Story The Harvard Art Museums are pleased to announce the appointment of Ethan Lasser as Margaret S. Winthrop Associate Curator of American Art, effective Sept. 18, 2012. Lasser will join the Art Museums’ Division of European and American Art.Lasser’s innovative work as a curator and academic experience align well with the Art Museums’ teaching and research mission. From 2007 to the present, Lasser has been curator of the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a research institute committed to advancing progressive scholarship in American art through exhibitions, publications, teaching, and public programming. In 2008, he reinstalled the foundation’s permanent galleries at the Milwaukee Art Museum, a 13,000-square-foot exhibition space for American paintings and decorative arts. He has also served as adjunct professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he initiated the Object Lab, a summer program for undergraduates focused on teaching American art and craft history through hands-on research with artifacts. Lasser is currently developing two new exhibitions—The Practice and Poetics of Repair and Makers: Craft and Industry in American Art—both of which explore his interest in art-making processes and materiality. Lasser, who graduated magna cum laude from Williams College, has a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University.“Ethan’s pursuit of new approaches to American art through provocative exhibitions and in-gallery teaching experiences make him a timely addition to the curatorial team during this pivotal period in the Harvard Art Museums’ growth,” said Thomas W. Lentz, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums. “He is already establishing his presence, contributing work on the plans for the reinstallation of the American collection in the galleries of our new facility.”last_img read more

Hoge in four-way tie for Wyndham lead after two rounds

first_imgLast Updated: 15th August, 2020 06:25 IST Hoge In Four-way Tie For Wyndham Lead After Two Rounds Tom Hoge maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Wyndham Championship, this time alongside Si Woo Kim, Talor Gooch and Billy Horschel Tom Hoge maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Wyndham Championship, this time alongside Si Woo Kim, Talor Gooch and Billy Horschel.Hoge, tied for the first-round lead with Harold Varner III and Roger Sloan, kept in front with a steady 2-under 68 to get to 10-under par.Hoge, whose best-ever tour finish was a second at The Greenbrier this season, was asked what it would take for his first PGA Tour win.“There’s a lot to that question,” he said.The answer could be as simple as regaining his first-round form when he had seven birdies, an eagle and one par. This time, Hoge was more up and down with five birdies and three bogeys.Kim, whose first tour victory came here in 2016 and made history a year later as the youngest-ever winner of The Players Championship, shot a 65 to move up.Kim got it going on the front nine (his final nine) after starting with nine consecutive pars. He had six bogeys coming in, including the final two holes to move on top.Kim’s approach shots down the stretch were on target — his final five birdie putts were all from 12 feet or closer.He said the rough at Sedgefield Country Club was “more sticky and deep” this year.“It helps more to hit fairway, that’s really important,” Kim said. “That’s why I hit it more, try to focus on ,,, the fairway.”Like Hoge, the 28-year-old Gooch is seeking his first tour victory. Like Kim, Gooch shot 65 to get into the foursome on top.It was the first time on tour Gooch, who opened with a 65, had multiple rounds that low in the same event. He had six birdies, including two of his final three holes, to move up.“Anytime you shoot 65, it does’t matter who, what, when, where, why, you’ve done some good,” he said.Horschel shot 64 and had birdies on four of last six holes, including a tricky 7-footer on his final one, the ninth, to join the lead group. Horschel won the 2014 FedEx Cup and said this time of year charges him up.“I like it when the pressure’s on and everyone’s looking at you and you need to step up and doing something special,” he said.The four were a stroke ahead of Harris English (67) , Varner (69), Andrew Landry (65), Doc Redman (64) and British Open champ Shane Lowry, who shot a 63 to tie for Friday’s low round with Jason Kokrak.Lowry did not get to defend his major when the tournament was cancelled due to the global pandemic. He also entered the week at 131 in FedEx Cup points, outside of the upcoming playoffs.After a bogey on his second hole, Lowry had six birdies and an eagle to move into contention.“Obviously, I’m outside the FedEx Cup number and out of Boston next week, so I need to keep playing some good golf and try and polish off a good week,” he said.Kokrak was in a group of seven one shot further back along with past Wyndham champ Webb Simpson, who shot his second straight 66.Those three strokes back included Patrick Reed (68), Paul Casey (66) and Tommy Fleetwood (64).A pair of major champions in the thick of last week’s PGA Championship in Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose did not make the cut.Koepka had a 70, including a triple-bogey 7 on the 10th hole, to finish at 2-over, 12 shots behind. Rose rallied to a 67 after an opening 73, but his even-par was not enough to continue.“Not physically tired, more mentally,” said Koepka, who’s played in sixth straight tournaments with the playoffs ahead. “But I’ve got the weekend off.”___Divots: Due to expected bad weather in the area Saturday, the players will go off in threesomes on the first and 10th tees starting at 7 a.m. … Jim Furyk had a 56-foot eagle and a 20-foot birdie on consecutive holes to make a late charge for the cut. But he finished at 1-under, two away from playing the weekend. … Russell Knox started the week 137 in FedEx points and didn’t help himself with a 3-over 73 Thursday. He recovered with a 64 and is projected in the final playoff spot at 125. … Rafa Cabrera Bello got a long look at birdie on No. 7 — a very long look. His putt moved to edge and took more than the allowed 15 seconds before finally dropping in. Bello talked with a tour official and his putt stood.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 15th August, 2020 06:25 IST WATCH US LIVEcenter_img FOLLOW US Written By COMMENT LIVE TVlast_img read more

Serena survives scare to set Andreescu title clash

first_img“I’ve never faced her, but I’ve kind of become a fan with everyone rooting and cheering so hard,” Williams said. “It’s kind of been contagious, the ‘Bianca Effect.’”Kenin admitted the raucous support of Andreescu affected her.“I don’t play in those kind of conditions, so it’s not like I can practice,” Kenin said. “I tried to just block it out and do the best I can.”– Serena ‘grooved in’ –Andreescu shot to prominence with a victory at Indian Wells in March, but this week marks her first tournament since she was forced out of the French Open with a shoulder injury.“I’ve been through so much the last two months,” Andreescu said. “All I can say is that I’m just so happy to be back on court right now. My shoulder’s good. I’m in the finals of the Rogers Cup. Life’s freaking amazing.”Williams is getting the kind of physical test — matches five days in a row — that she hasn’t had since she last reached a non-Grand Slam WTA final — at the 2016 Italian Open.“It’s definitely different for me,” said Williams, who has been limited by injuries this season but said this week she was “pain free”.“I definitely feel more grooved in. I feel good still. So I’ve been doing a lot of training and all the right things — so we’ll see how I feel (Sunday).”Share on: WhatsApp Battling back: Serena Williams on the way to a come-from-behind victory over Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova in the semi-finals of the WTA tournament in TorontoToronto, Canada | AFP | Serena Williams withstood the determined challenge of Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova Saturday, rallying for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory to reach the WTA Toronto final.Williams, seeded eighth in a tournament she has won three times, will take on home hope Bianca Andreescu in the championship match on Sunday.Williams will be seeking her first title since she won her 23rd Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open — and her first since the birth of her daughter Olympia on September 1 of that year.Meanwhile 19-year-old Andreescu will be trying to become the first Canadian in 50 years to lift the trophy.Bouzkova, 21 and ranked 91st in the world, had said it was a dream come true to take on 37-year-old US superstar Williams, and she made a dream start — breaking Williams three times to take the first set in less than half an hour.But Williams rallied, slashing her unforced errors in a second set that saw her win the last four games to force the decider.“I just needed to be more consistent and not make so many errors and just mentally be ready to hit a thousand balls if I needed to,” Williams said. “In the first set, I was going for a little too much, so I just had to just play a different game.”The hard work wasn’t over, as Williams had to fight off three break points in the third game of the third set.She broke Bouzkova in the next game to finally take control and end the Czech’s breakout week.Bouzkova departs Toronto having beaten three straight Grand Slam winners in Sloane Stephens, Jelena Ostapenko and, in the quarter-finals, reigning Wimbledon champion Simona Halep — who retired injured after dropping the first to Bouzkova on Friday night.Williams said she was looking forward to taking on Andreescu, whose run to the final has electrified Toronto crowds.last_img read more

Tenino to Receive the Benefit of a Phase I ‘Water Resource…

first_imgFacebook51Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TeninoImpact Bioenergy, on behalf of the City of Tenino, is one of 10 partnerships from across the United States to receive a $50,000.00 Phase 1 “Water Resource Recovery Prize” from the US Department of Energy. The prize seeks to increase resource recovery from municipal wastewater treatment plants across the United States.  A two-phase program, Phase 1 challenges teams to submit two high-level facility engineering schematics, a business case demonstrating improvement relative to the existing baseline conditions, and a technical description validating the potential for cost-effectiveness and viability of the resource recovery plan.  Phase 1 winners then compete for award of a $250,000.00 Phase 2 prize in order to provide a more detailed plan for financing and construction, supported by quantitative analysis and/or modeling.Councilmember Dave Watterson first approached the City Council with his grant proposal during their regular meeting on May 26, 2020.  After receiving Council approval, he then worked with a team of technical specialists from Impact Bioenergy, MacDonald-Miller, and EEFinance to write a grant proposal, which was submitted on May 28.  This proposal was accepted and Impact Bioenergy was selected as one of 10 winners on July 9, 2020!!“Dave is a producer” says Mayor Wayne Fournier. “He has been successful bringing innovative renewable energy projects to the area like the award-winning micro-grid project currently being implemented jointly between Puget Sound Energy and Tenino High School, as well as being instrumental in the grant that resulted in the installation of solar panels at Tenino High that greatly reduce the need for purchased energy, thereby saving the School District thousands of dollars.”Watterson explains:  “Renewable resources is a passion of mine.  The City has been pursuing options for making our wastewater plant more cost effective for the past three years.  When I discovered the Water Resource Recovery Prize program, I saw the potential to leverage the ongoing efforts to greatly increase both the effectiveness and efficiency of our operations.”If Tenino, and Impact Bioenergy, is awarded a Phase 2 prize, the City could expect to implement a program that would both accelerate the recovery of valuable resources and lower the ultimate costs of the operation of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Phase 2 winners will be announced in August of 2021.last_img read more