VPAL showcases Gund 522, The HILT Room

first_img Read Full Story Yesterday the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) hosted a meeting for the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) in Gund 522, an innovative classroom funded by a 2012 HILT grant. The room features a series of highly connected monitors, projection surfaces, and motion sensors, all part of the GSD’s experiment in discovering how technology can enhance studio instruction.For an account of other activity to date and a detailed list of room equipment, please see the Gund 522 webpage. In addition, Harvard Magazine featured the room in a 2015 article on the undergraduate track in architecture studies, a joint program from the GSD and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ (FAS) department of history of art and architecture.last_img

Young Indonesian men today less uncomfortable around higher-earning women: Economist

first_imgIndonesian men in their 30s are beginning to feel more comfortable with women earning more than them, an economist has said.Aviliani of the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF) told a discussion on Dec. 18 that, contrary to widely held assumptions, many of today’s women are not doubtful about their competence when given an opportunity for higher income and/or responsibility.“What they are not confident about is the spouse and family support” as men, particularly of the older generation, still lack confidence when their wives earn more. Dossy said that, while tagging along Bluebird director Noni Poernomo and having to “take over” her responsibilities for a day, she noticed Noni’s energy and communication skills in managing the taxi company from early morning to evening before meeting her children. Such energy and skills, Dossy said, looked essential not only in a male-dominated company but also in navigating the family-owned business. Though it looked very tiring, Dossy said, it also motivated her to progress in her career.A study published last July in the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies revealed that women’s workforce participation remained stagnant at around 51 percent from 1996 to 2013.A 2014 report from the World Bank showed that only 9 percent of top managers at private firms in Indonesia were women, though more women are filling management positions, other surveys show.Read also: In ASEAN, gender equality still very much a ‘tick-the-box’ issueOn Dec. 18, three IBCWE members were presented certificates for gender equality: Lifestyle retailer PT Mitra Adiperkasa, tire maker PT Gajah Tunggal, both publicly listed, and textile and garment manufacturer PT Dan Liris.The certificate, called Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE), is based on a global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. The standards include equal pay for equal work and gender balance in junior level recruitment to top management.Gajah Tunggal director Catharina Widjaja told The Jakarta Post she was motivated to have the company strive for gender equality so that men and women “could complement each other” in the male-dominated business. Though highly challenging, the male staff were “curious”, she said, in the firm’s subsequent efforts to promote and recruit women amid the stereotype that women are largely uninterested in science and manufacturing.“Some of the men have daughters, and they also hoped their girls could get more opportunities” to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Catharina said.Women participates in the international women’s day 2020 in Sarinah, Central Jakarta, on Sunday 8 March 2020. The community demands gender equality rights on international women’s day, and rejects Omnibus Law. (JP/Donny Fernando)While some of the female staff declined promotions over fears of struggling to juggle career and family, Catharina said support from the IBCWE was crucial to help management continue to show support for working mothers. Among other things, the firm has a breastfeeding room and daycare center.Meanwhile company leaders Erik Meijer of Telkomtelstra and Suresh Subramanian of Kantar Indonesia said they had found that investing in more encouragement for women was “good for business”. Diversity brought new ideas, Subramanian said.Meijer said that, contrary to the widespread perception that women often asked for leave to tend to family matters, his female staff were very hesitant to ask for such permission compared to the men. Other speakers at the event included participants of role plays staged in businesses called “Women take over: Leading in a day”, facilitated by the IBCWE, in which female staff members tagged along female leaders and acted as their bosses for a day.Meida Kurniawati, a staff member at publicly listed garment manufacturer PT Pan Brothers, and Dossy Irani, a marketing sponsorship staff member at taxi operator PT Bluebird, also said women’s doubts about seeking income and developing a career stemmed mainly from family and society rather than their own ability or lack thereof.Meida said she found that being emotional, considered a weakness of women, could be turned into a strength.She cited study results showing high emotional intelligence as a preferred leadership trait. “Being emotional can be positive, not just being angry”, Meida said, referring to the stigma of temperamental female bosses. Women’s strengths included the willingness to share and show empathy, she said.Read also: More than a woman in business: Shinta Kamdani talks leadership in economy Men born after 1990 were more likely than older men to regard women as equals, Aviliani said.The 1974 Marriage Law legalizes the traditional view that men are breadwinners, as it states, “the husband is the head of the household and the wife is a housewife”.Read also: ‘Feminism is not for Indonesia’: Conservative Muslims’ recipe for women’s empowermentAviliani was addressing the third anniversary of the Indonesian Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE), which has 20 corporate members. Topics :last_img read more

Win over Cal keeps Wolfpack unbeaten, bolsters enthusiasm

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Chris Ault’s Nevada football team has played big games on national television before. But for the Wolfpack head coach, the team’s game Friday against California was a little different. There was, in Ault’s mind, just one word to describe it. ‘I think having a chance to play a Pac-10 team with the caliber of Cal and playing well against them and finding a way to win — it’s special,’ he said. ‘I think it sets your program up for great success in the areas that we recruit. And certainly it sends a message out that we’re not a bad ball club.’ And the rest of the country heard that message loud and clear as Nevada (3-0) ran away from Cal for a 52-31 triumph in front of its home crowd Friday. The win marked a 180-degree turnaround from last year’s 0-3 start and has the enthusiasm surrounding the program skyrocketing. And for senior quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for three more scores against the Golden Bears, the victory represents much more than the national spotlight it has attracted. It signifies a newfound cohesion within the team this year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘I think this is the first time since I’ve been here that this team is really a team,’ Kaepernick said. ‘We’ve really jelled. Our offense is supporting our defense. Our defense is supporting our offense. Our special teams fit in there perfectly. Just all around, we’ve really come together.’ Part of that coming together has been the improvement on defense. The unit was allowing more than 28 points per game and over 400 yards of total offense last season. Through those 13 games in 2009, Nevada forced just 18 turnovers. Ault did acknowledge the unit gave up a lot of yardage to Cal, but added they were overmatched on that side of the ball. What he was most pleased with was the Wolfpack’s ability to make plays in short yardage situations and three key interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. The unit is still giving up about the same amount of yardage as last year, but the scoring average is down to just over 20 points per game. In addition, the defense has already forced six turnovers through the first three games. And Ault gives much of that credit toward his players and first-year defensive coordinator Andy Buh. ‘We did some things that we hadn’t done before in terms of what we stunted with our front, how our secondary covered,’ Ault said. ‘Cal did move the ball on us — that’s an exceptional offense. But we weren’t on the sidelines wondering how to stop them, what we were going to do. We played our game.’ And as the defense has gotten better, the offense has also shown improvement. Last year, the Wolfpack became the first college football team to have three different players rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season, but still suffered to a 0-3 start. This season, the ground game is still there, but Ault has added a new dimension to the Nevada attack through Kaepernick’s arm. The Wolfpack is averaging nearly 100 more yards per game through the air this year than it was in 2009. ‘I’m really pleased with it,’ Ault said of Nevada’s aerial game. ‘We’re throwing the ball well. We were well prepared to throw it more against Cal. … I feel really good about our passing game and very comfortable with what Kap (Kaepernick) is doing and how he’s doing it.’ This week in a poll by The Associated Press, Nevada jumped up to the No. 27 spot. With the team’s first road game at Brigham Young coming this Saturday, the players are trying to focus on the road ahead and not get too caught up in the spotlight. But running back Vai Taua, one of those three 1,000-yard rushers from a year ago, said it is hard to ignore at times. ‘We try not to pay attention to that stuff, take it one week at a time,’ he said. ‘But it’s definitely something that’s boosting confidence.’ Kaepernick has seen the changes that have brought about this confidence. This is not the same Nevada team that started last season 0-3. This is not the Nevada that got smacked 45-10 by Southern Methodist in the Hawaii Bowl a year ago. This is a team coming off something special and building toward something more. ‘I think this team’s really come together and jelled,’ Kaepernick said. ‘Last year it was, ‘All right, you have your offense. You have your defense.’ This year everyone’s supporting everyone. Everyone’s playing together. And I think you notice the energy that this team has now compared when we played this time last year. ‘For most of us, we just want to keep it rolling, want to keep it going, and we want to keep this winning streak alive.’ Big man on campus Mark Ingram Junior Running Back Alabama Last week’s stats: 9 carries, 151 yards, 2 touchdowns Any doubts about Ingram’s health were subdued in the Crimson Tide’s 62-13 win over Duke last Saturday. The Heisman Trophy winner from a year ago scampered 48 yards the first time he touched the football en route to an impressive showing in his first action this year. It was Ingram’s first time in action this year after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, which caused him to miss the Tide’s first two games. But that knee looked fine Saturday, as the junior sliced through the Blue Devils defense. He averaged 16.8 yards per carry and became the first running back ever from a BCS school to surpass the 150-yard mark in a game on less than 10 carries. Team of the week No. 6 Nebraska Last week’s result: W, 56-21 @ Washington With other Big 12 schools struggling to overpower some of their early-season opponents, Nebraska may have established itself as the team to beat in the conference Saturday. Washington quarterback Jake Locker, projected by many as the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL draft, threw for only 71 yards on just 4-for-20 passing against the suffocating Cornhuskers defense. On the offensive end, Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez led the attack and may have put himself into the Heisman discussion. He threw for 150 yards and a score and ran for 137 yards and three more touchdowns to power the Cornhuskers to the blowout win. [email protected] Published on September 21, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more