Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2019 the Climate Solutions Living Lab course and are due no later than Oct. 15. The highly interactive, multi-disciplinary course brings together graduate students from across Harvard to study and design practical solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at Harvard, in neighboring communities, elsewhere in United States, and abroad.During the course, teams of students will assess, analyze, and develop tools for choosing off-site emissions reduction projects as a means to achieving long-term climate neutrality commitments made by businesses and organizations. Ideas developed by the student teams in the course will be vetted with policy makers, community leaders, and business leaders during the semester. Past projects have included an assessment of hydroelectricity potential in Puerto Rico, innovative solutions for reducing emissions associated with agricultural operations, and options for addressing emissions while balancing social benefit for Alaskan native communities.Video Playerhttps://news.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Coursepromo.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundDownload File: https://news.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Coursepromo.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Read Full Story Lectures from faculty experts representing most of Harvard’s professional Schools, including the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School will provide legal, economic, scientific, technological, and policy background on topics including: greenhouse gases and air pollution; atmospheric chemistry; health impacts and other co-benefits of greenhouse gas emission reduction; the laws pertaining to air pollution, electricity markets, and their regulation; the siting, permitting, and financing of projects; and data collection techniques.The course in a unique collaboration between Harvard Law School and the Harvard Office for Sustainability, and was a key recommendation of a faculty advisory group convened to explore ways to meet Harvard’s 2006–16 greenhouse gas reduction goal. Research findings will inform the University’s approach to coupling off-campus emissions reduction opportunities with on-campus efforts in order to meet its ambitious, long-term climate commitment.
Batesville, In. — The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will hold a Lunch & Learn event entitled “Understanding & Responding to Dementia-related Behavior’ Thursday, October 11 at the Batesville Memorial Public library. Lunch is provided at 11:30 a.m. and the program will run from noon to 1 p.m.The program is free unless it is taken to meet a continuing education requirement, then it will cost $15. Register online or call 513-721-4284.
Press Association World number one Rory McIlroy was left to rue a poor finish to his third round of the Masters as his chances of completing the career grand slam faded at Augusta National. McIlroy was six under par for his round after 15 holes but bogeyed the 16th and 18th and had to settle for a 68 to finish six under, nine behind leader Jordan Spieth who was midway through his round. “I’m going to need something basically around 61, 62 (tomorrow) to have a real chance. I’m not sure that’s going to happen but we’ll see,” said McIlroy, who is looking to become just the sixth player in history to win all four major titles. “I’ve really just tried to treat it like a normal golf tournament or treat it like any other year. Any other year that I’ve came to the Masters, I’ve done the same things. “I wasn’t approaching it like I was trying to win the grand slam. I was approaching it like I was trying to win another golf tournament. So I don’t think it’s really had any impact on the way I’ve played this week.” Speaking about his round, the 25-year-old added: “I got off to a good start, sort of the way I wanted to play the front nine. I had not really played the front nine too well the last couple of days, so to play them under par was nice. “I m ade a couple of good birdies on 13 and 15 so got it to eight under through 1 5 and then a disappointing finish. Overall I felt like I played pretty well and just a little disappointed the way I finished. “I definitely feel like I play this golf course better and better every year that I come here. I just need to keep putting numbers up like I did today. I know I’m capable of it. Just a few stretches of holes have held me back and that’s really been the case this year again.”