Six from Harvard named Paul and Daisy Soros fellows

first_imgIn 1997, Paul and Daisy Soros created a charitable trust to support the graduate study of new Americans, immigrants, and children of immigrants. This year, 31 new fellows have been awarded fellowships, and to date, a total of 384 graduate fellowships have been awarded.Out of 890 applications nationwide, six individuals from Harvard have been awarded 2010 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships.Aarti Shahani was born in Casablanca, Morocco, to parents of Pakistani heritage. She attended the University of Chicago and was an honors graduate in anthropology in 2002. Shahani is currently a first-year public policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School.Laurel Yong-Hwa Lee was born in South Korea. She attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), graduating with a double major in brain and cognitive science as well as biology. At MIT, Lee won a Rhodes Scholarship and earned a doctorate degree in clinical medicine at Oxford University. She is currently in her second year of studying medicine at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.Hari Prabhakar was born in Dallas, Texas, to parents from south India. While pursuing an undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University, he was awarded a British Marshall Scholarship, which he used to earn advanced degrees in tropical medicine and international health management. Prabhakar is a first-year student at Harvard Medical School.Deep Shah was born in Atlanta, eight years after his parents emigrated to this country from India. He attended the University of Georgia, and there Shah was named a Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford University, he earned a master’s degree in comparative social policy. He is currently a first-year student at Harvard Medical School.Vanara Taing was born in Thailand in a refugee camp for Cambodians who had escaped during the Vietnamese invasion. Soon thereafter, Taing’s family resettled in the state of Washington. She received her undergraduate degree from Scripps College and her master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Taing recently produced a film, “Beyond the Music,” which was shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Anthology Film Archive. She has applications pending at several master of fine arts programs in film production and editing.Tony Pan grew up in Kaoshiung, Taiwan, and received his undergraduate degree in physics from Stanford University, winning awards for scholastic achievement and outstanding performance in physics. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in theoretical astrophysics at Harvard.last_img read more

James Conner injury update: Steelers RB (ankle) ruled out vs. Raiders

first_imgOriginally, it was reported that Conner’s injury wasn’t serious and that the team needed to wait for the swelling to go down before they made a clearer assessment.In Conner’s absence, Tomlin said the Steelers will use a running back committee consisting of Jaylen Samuels and Steven Ridley to fill the void. Three takeaways from the Chargers’ win over the Steelers Related News James Conner’s ankle injury is worse than the Steelers thought.Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday at his weekly press conference that Conner’s ankle contusion is now considered a sprain and he will be held out for this week’s game against the Raiders. Samuels came in when Conner left Sunday’s game against the Chargers with the ankle sprain and played well. He caught a 10-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter, although he also fumbled the ball.The loss of Conner is still a huge blow to Pittsburgh, especially after he filled Le’Veon Bell’s shoes and stepped up as the starting running back.This season, Conner has 909 rushing yards and 467 receiving yards for 13 total touchdowns.last_img read more

DeAndre Jordan’s free-throw woes partly to blame in Clippers’ Game 2 loss to Spurs

first_imgThe whistles shrieked as soon as he touched the ball, leaving Clippers center DeAndre Jordan in a position he has experienced too many times to count.The Spurs would intentionally foul Jordan, sending him to the foul line with full conviction his season-long 39.7 shooting percentage from the stripe could become the determining factor between a win and a loss.The Spurs were right. They picked up a 111-107 Game 2 overtime victory over the Clippers on Wednesday at Staples Center as Jordan’s 6-of-17 mark from the foul line blemished his 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting, 15 rebounds and three rebounds. “We believe in him,” Clippers forward Blake Griffin said of Jordan. “He’s going to go the free-throw line and he has hit some big ones when it counted. But his measure, his worth goes well beyond the free-throw line, whatever you want to look at. His impact on the game is huge.” The Spurs were wrong. The Spurs led 88-83 when San Antonio’s Boris Diaw, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili took turns intentionally fouling Jordan beginning at the 4:22 mark of the fourth quarter. Jordan may have gone 3-of-8 from the line in the next 93 seconds. But the Clippers then had a 90-88 cushion with 2:49 remaining because San Antonio missed its next three of four field-goal attempts. “It really didn’t work for us this time,” said Duncan, whose team-leading 28 points on 14-of-23 shooting, 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals offset that. “It kind of got them back in the game and we couldn’t score through that stretch and he made some free throws. But we’re going to play the percentages when we can.”Incidentally, the percentages rarely suggest the tactic works tracing back to games the Clippers have played since 2013. The Clippers’ record stands at 15-3 when Jordan shoots at least 12 free throws. They have gone 12-1 when Jordan has attempted at least 14 foul shots. The Clippers are 9-1 when Jordan takes at least 15 free throws. “For DJ, if they go in, they go in,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “If they don’t, they don’t. We’re fine with that. We made a lot of mistakes too.”There were plenty. Griffin committed a turnover as the Clippers led 94-92 with 11 seconds in regulation, a play he believed cost the Clippers the game. Chris Paul missed a 19-foot jumper before regulation ended, a play he argued decided the outcome. Clippers guard J.J. Redick missed a 28-foot three-pointer as the Clippers trailed 107-104 with 13 seconds left in overtime. Yet, Jordan refused to fret on any of those plays or his free-throw shooting. Instead, Jordan pointed the finger at himself for partly allowing Duncan to make countless bank shots and putbacks that has defined his prolific 18-year NBA career.“They did a real good job of attacking the paint,” Jordan said. “I was pretty bad tonight defensively. We got to, I got to clean some things up and us as a team. But initially it starts with me.”Yet on a night the Clippers lacked enough collectively to make stops or make key plays, they all sounded more than willing to hand Jordan an assist by defending him.“Tell him to keep doing what he’s doing and get ready for Game 3, just like all of us, ” Paul said. “We win as a team. We lose as a team. D.J. is fine.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more