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Pet photo contest

first_imgLocal News WhatsApp By admin – March 24, 2018 Facebook Pet photo contest Twitter Pinterest Humane Society of Odessa logo center_img Twitter Humane Society of OdessaThe Humane Society of Odessa is having a pet photo contest this month. Enter your dog or cat’s photo to win prizes and raise funds for the shelter. Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleCommunity Easter Egg HuntNext articleOC gives Zavala students, teachers a boost adminlast_img read more

Asia Pacific Virtual Clinical Trials Market (2020 to 2026) – by Study Type, Indication…

first_img Facebook DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The “Asia Pacific Virtual Clinical Trials Market By Study Type, By Indication, By Country, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2026” report has been added to’s offering. The Asia Pacific Virtual Clinical Trials Market is expected to witness market growth of 7.9% CAGR during the forecast period (2020-2026). The growing rate of neurological diseases like tumors, depression, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s combined with the increasing geriatric population are components anticipated to boost the growth of the virtual clinical trial market over the forecast period. Growing clinical trials to find reliable and effective solutions to cure or decline and prevent the spread of neurological disorders and age-related diseases are components that will boost the growth of the virtual clinical trials market during the forecast period. Furthermore, the instance of tropical and infectious diseases that need new medicines and drugs in numerous countries is a component anticipated to boost the growth of the virtual clinical trial market during the forecast period. Moreover, the modernization of clinical trials to improve productivity and collect information from many sources is a component anticipated to propel the growth of the clinical trial market in the next few years. The oncology segment is expected to be the lead market during the forecast period. This is credited to the growing instances of cancer on a worldwide scale and the growing number of oncology clinical trials. Patients of cancer are the most unprotected during the outbreak of COVID-19. Examiners and sponsors supervising oncology clinical trials have rapidly included remote and virtual trials to maintain the safety of patients and keep the trails going forward. Also, researchers studying cancer confronting major challenges in patient recruitment. Till June 2019, around 14,000 oncology trials were recruited actively with a participation rate of 3% to 8% of possible participants, with a slight number in minority and geriatric populations. Less rate of enrollment presents risks to the effectiveness of particular clinical studies. It may hinder the advancement in treatment and related advantages to results. Therefore, the low rate of recruitment and the requirement for a different population for oncology clinical researches are expected to fuel the acceptance of virtual clinical trials. Companies ProfiledIQVIA Holdings, Inc.ICON PLCLaboratory Corporation of America Holdings (Covance, Inc.)Dassault Systemes SE (Medidata Solutions, Inc.)Oracle CorporationParexel International Corporation (Pamplona Capital Management)PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (KKR & Co., Inc.)Medpace Holdings, Inc.Medable, Inc.Clinical Ink, Inc. (G.I. Partners) Unique OfferingsExhaustive coverageHighest number of market tables and figuresSubscription based model availableGuaranteed best priceAssured post sales research support with 10% customization free Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1. Market Scope & Methodology Chapter 2. Market Overview 2.1 Introduction 2.1.1 Overview 2.1.2 Market Composition 2.2 Key Factors Impacting the Market 2.2.1 Market Drivers 2.2.2 Market Restraints Chapter 3. Competition Analysis – Global 3.1 Cardinal Matrix 3.2 Recent Industry Wide Strategic Developments 3.2.1 Partnerships, Collaborations and Agreements 3.2.2 Product Launches and Product Expansions 3.2.3 Geographical Expansions 3.2.4 Acquisition and Mergers 3.3 Top Winning Strategies 3.3.1 Key Leading Strategies: Percentage Distribution (2016-2020) 3.3.2 Key Strategic Move: (Partnerships, Collaborations, and Agreements : 2017, Oct – 2020, Nov) Leading Players 3.3.3 Key Strategic Move: (Product Launches and Product Expansions : 2018, Jun – 2020, Oct) Leading Players Chapter 4. Asia Pacific Virtual Clinical Trials Market by Study Type 4.1 Asia Pacific Interventional Market by Country 4.2 Asia Pacific Observational Market by Country 4.3 Asia Pacific Expanded Access Market by Country Chapter 5. Asia Pacific Virtual Clinical Trials Market by Indication 5.1 Asia Pacific Oncology Market by Country 5.2 Asia Pacific Cardiovascular Market by Country 5.3 Asia Pacific Immunology Market by Country 5.4 Asia Pacific Gastrointestinal Market by Country 5.5 Asia Pacific Respiratory Market by Country 5.6 Asia Pacific Endocrinology Market by Country 5.7 Asia Pacific Ophthalmology Market by Country 5.8 Asia Pacific Other Indications Market by Country Chapter 6. Asia Pacific Virtual Clinical Trials Market by Country 6.1 China Virtual Clinical Trials Market 6.2 Japan Virtual Clinical Trials Market 6.3 India Virtual Clinical Trials Market 6.4 South Korea Virtual Clinical Trials Market 6.5 Singapore Virtual Clinical Trials Market 6.6 Malaysia Virtual Clinical Trials Market 6.7 Rest of Asia Pacific Virtual Clinical Trials Market Chapter 7. Company Profiles For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH ONCOLOGY CLINICAL TRIALS SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:31 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:31 AM Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Asia Pacific Virtual Clinical Trials Market (2020 to 2026) – by Study Type, Indication and Country – Twitter Local NewsBusinesscenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  Previous articleProfessional Fighters League Announces Partnership With Ahead of 2021 SeasonNext articleSaquon Barkley says knee doing well, won’t set return date Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

The polarization of escaping terrestrial continuum radiation

first_imgPlasma wave measurements from the DE 1 (Dynamics Explorer 1) spacecraft are used to determine the polarization of an escaping terrestrial continuum radiation event that occurred on March 2, 1982. The source of the radiation was determined by direction finding to be located near the magnetic equator on the nightside of the Earth at a radial distance of about 2.8‐3.5 RE. The radiation was emitted in two meridional beams, one north and the other south of the magnetic equator. Polarization measurements using the two orthogonal electric antennas on DE 1 show that the radiation is right‐hand polarized with respect to an outward directed E plane normal in the northern hemisphere and left‐hand polarized in the southern hemisphere. Comparisons with the local magnetic field show that both the northern and southern hemisphere beams are propagating in the L‐O mode at the spacecraft. The mode of propagation has also been confirmed using measurements of the E plane normal angle and ellipse ratio. Because the angle between the magnetic field and the E plane normal rotates through perpendicular as the radiation propagated from the source to the spacecraft, mode coupling effects must be evaluated when considering the mode of propagation in the source. Estimates of the spatial gradients over the ∼ 1‐RE distance between the source and the spacecraft indicate that the radiation has not reached the region of limiting polarization. Therefore the mode of propagation must be the same at the source and at the spacecraft: i.e., the L‐O mode. These observations support the linear conversion model of Jones in which the radiation is produced by coupling from intense upper hybrid resonance emissions near the plasmapause. This conversion mechanism predicts that continuum radiation generated in the vicinity of the plasmapause should be emitted primarily in the L‐O mode. Remote‐sensing analyses based on Jones’ model yield source locations in agreement with those derived by the direction‐finding method.last_img read more

No. 25 Cougars Dominate Dons

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – No. 25 BYU baseball earned a dominant 20-3 win in game one against San Francisco on Thursday at Miller Field. After a single by Noah Hill to load the bases, Brock Hale highlighted the inning with a grand slam, the second of his career, to give BYU an 11-1 lead. Hale finished the night 2-for-4 with the grand slam, three runs, five RBIs, a walk and a hit by pitch. Gelalich reached base all five times he came to the plate, including three hit by pitches, a double and a single to go with three runs and two RBIs. Sepede continued his hot streak since entering the lineup last week, going 2-for-5 with two doubles, four RBIs, two runs and a walk. Game Summary BYU took an early 4-0 lead after Jackson Cluff, Ryan Sepede and Mitch McIntyre tallied RBIsBrock Hale recorded a grand slam for his ninth home run of the season, giving the Cougars an 11-1 lead in the fifth.In the eighth inning, BYU scored five runs on no hits, four walks, three hit by pitches and a fielder’s choice. Another two runs were added off a single by Carson Matthews for seven total runs in the inning Player Highlights In his final start at Miller Field, senior Jordan Wood earned the win to go to 5-2 on the season, throwing 6.2 innings with four strikeouts. Bo Borrup and Ryan Brady came on in relief to allow just two hits combined. In a wild eighth inning, BYU scored five runs on four walks, three hit by pitches and a fielder’s choice. Gelalich was hit by a pitch twice in the eighth inning alone as the Cougars totaled four hit by pitches in the inning overall, tying for fifth-most in an inning in NCAA history. Another two runs were added off a single by Carson Matthews to round out the scoring. The Cougars (32-13, 16-6) started the onslaught in the first inning with Jackson Cluff lacing a double down the right field line with two on for the first run of the game. Ryan Sepede followed with a double of his own down the left field line for two RBIs. The fifth hit of the inning resulted in another BYU player crossing home plate as Mitch McIntyre singled to right field to extend the Cougars’ lead to 4-0. Following a scoreless fourth inning, the Cougars loaded the bases in the fifth after a Sepede double and a pair of walks. An RBI-single by Gelalich scored BYU’s sixth run and a sacrifice fly by Hsu added a seventh.center_img May 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local No. 25 Cougars Dominate Dons Written by In the third inning, Danny Gelalich hit an RBI-double down the left field line to improve BYU’s advantage to 5-1. The Cougars and Dons return to Miller Field for game two in the series on Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. MDT. Live coverage will be available on BYUtv while audio broadcasts can be heard on BYU Radio and ESPN 960. Brock Hale: 2-4, HR (Grand Slam), 3 R, BB, HBP, 5 RBIRyan Sepede: 2-5, 2 2B, 2 R, BB, 4 RBIDanny Gelalich: 3-3, 2B, 3 R, 3 HBP, 2 RBIJordan Wood: W (5-2), 6.2 IP, 2 BB, 4 K San Francisco scored a pair of runs in the seventh after hitting a sacrifice fly and a single up the middle. BYU answered with two runs as Hsu recorded another RBI-single and Sepede added his third RBI of the game on a fielder’s choice. Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/WCC “I love the way our lineup shapes up, putting good at-bats together and moving guys along,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Drew Roper Competes As Dixie State Women’s Swimming Downs Seattle U.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSEATTLE-Thursday, Dixie State swimming competed at the Seattle U. Duel, prevailing 187-71 over the Redhawks at the William Eisiminger Fitness Center.Sophomore Drew Roper, a former Millard High School star, played an instrumental role in the Trailblazers’ victory.Roper swam the first leg of Dixie State’s women’s B team 400-yard medley relay. The team posted a time of 4:03.28.She was joined by freshman free/breast competitor Kathryn Carter, freshman fly/free/breast competitor Danyael Nicole Cuison and senior free/relays competitor Miriam Gonzalez.Roper also finished third in the women’s 200-yard backstroke in a time of 2:17.29 and swam the anchor leg of the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay. The team swam a time of 1:43.98.In this event, Roper was joined by Cuison, freshman free/fly/breast/medley relay competitor Skyler Lyon and junior back competitor Gracie Kroll.The Trailblazers return to action Saturday at the Idaho Dual at Moscow, Idaho. Brad James January 28, 2021 /Sports News – Local Drew Roper Competes As Dixie State Women’s Swimming Downs Seattle U.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Buy a coffee, a pastry… a house?

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Buy a coffee, a pastry… a house? previous nextAgencies & PeopleBuy a coffee, a pastry… a house?Hertford coffee drinkers could find they go home with a very sweet bonus!The Negotiator19th July 201601,419 Views There is a realisation that estate agency needs to modernise to compete with purely online agencies, many of whom are already going ‘hybrid’ – but, say traditional agents, how do you do it? Innovation – that’s how.One lively agency is taking a softer route to modernising and attracting potential new clients. Gomovehome has just launched in Hertford. Its parent company is Go Holdings, property developers, architects and planning experts; who wanted to add a quality agency offering under the GO brand.Edward Casson, Managing Director, said, “We have invested in a very nice shop unit in Hertford, to open what we believe to be the UK’s first Coffee Shop Estate Agency. The unit has been completely stripped out (it was a colourmax until April). We have built a coffee bar, which we have employed three baristas to run.“We have built an estate agent bar too (complete with three estate agents) in the shop and there is a further part to the shop where you will find an office. There will be a coffee bar menu like any other coffee shop and next to our estate agency bar, you’ll find a menu (to comply with legislation) with the fees for our estate agent services in the same style as the coffee shop menu.“On top of all of this, we have a large touch screen going in this week in one of the large front windows and have also built a virtual reality room in our back office where we will be showing properties we are marketing for sale and rent, virtually through a headset.The shop opens at 7am in the morning, until 7pm in the evening Monday to Friday. 8am – 5pm Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Hertford Go Holdings GO Coffee Shop Estate Agency July 19, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Ki-moon in Oxford

first_imgBan Ki-moon became the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations to give the annual Oxford University Cyril Foster lecture when he spoke at Examination schools last Wednesday.He spoke for an hour on the topic of “Human Protection and the 21st Century United Nations” and then answered questions, having flown in to Britain from the African Union summit in Addis Ababa earlier that morning.He conceded that often “our words are ahead of our deeds” when it came to human protection, but claimed that “momentum is on our side”.There was a huge demand for seats for the event. By 5pm, and hour before the talk was due to start, a queue already stretched up the High Street past University College. There was an overflow room with a video link, yet even so, by around 5.30pm University officials had to begin turning people away. Morgan Norris-Grey, a first year PPE student, was one of those who couldn’t get in. “It’s disappointing but understandable,” he said.Norris-Grey added that he wasn’t surprised that the Examination Schools weren’t large enough to hold everyone. “He’s a fairly important figure so I suppose people came from quite a distance to see him.”Professor Anne Deighton, the Chair of the Cyril Foster Committee, expressed her sorrow that some were disappointed, saying it was “a great shame that we could not accommodate everyone.”Towards the end of the lecture, chants from outside could be heard within the chamber. The protestors were acting out of solidarity with the people of Egypt. They denied that they were opposing Ban’s visit, and stated that they in fact wanted to speak to him. Roland Singer-Kingsmith, a fourth year Pembroke student protestor, said, “Although an audience with or a statement from him might have been ambitious, I’m glad that we were heard in the exam schools at the end of the talk. “It is important that our leaders continue to hear our demands.” Inside the Examination Schools, Ban in fact made explicit reference to the rebellion in Egypt, and said that violence against peaceful protestors were “unacceptable”, as he urged “restraint on all sides”. This echoed what he had said earlier on in the day when he met the Prime Minister, David Cameron, who condemned the violence in Egypt as “despicable”.Professor Deighton also added “These protests were not about the UN itself, but were urging our leaders to effective responses.” Ban also talked about the UN’s newest agency, UN Women, speaking of its important role in “the empowerment of women as a crucial protection tool”. This comes ahead of a day of lobbying planned for Wednesday 16th February at Westminster, in order to ensure proper funding from the UK government.last_img read more

Oxford student launches app to help social distancing

first_imgAn Oxford doctoral student has co-designed an app to help users practise social distancing by locating crowded areas in their neighbourhood, which can then be avoided.  The app is available for free on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.  As a GDPR compliant app, it does not collect users’ personal information and adheres to data privacy protection standards. The information provided is collected on an opt-in basis, using only the most relevant results. The enterprise works closely with Adapt to ensure that data protection standards are met. Launched on 20th April, the app was developed by Lanterne, a UK-based social enterprise co-founded by Sebastian Müller, Yohan Iddawela, and Alex Barnes, a doctoral student at Oxford.  Image courtesy of Lanterne Ltd. The highest number of users are based in Germany and Spain, and they aim to reach 100,000 weekly users around the world within the next three months. The app, Crowdless, uses real-time data, both crowdsourced and taken from existing sources such as Google Maps, to provide information on how busy they are. It aims to encourage safe social distancing by advising the public on when to visit supermarkets and other public places. All three specialise in conflict technology, and the app had originally been conceived as a way of helping those living in conflict zones avoid danger, but the COVID-19 pandemic led them to shift their focus towards encouraging the public to safely follow government regulations.  Alex Barnes said: “Our plans to roll out our core product — an app to help people navigate safely in conflict areas — were heavily disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. We were keen to see what we could do to help in the current circumstances, and we came up with Crowdless. We think it will be extremely useful for people who need to travel to shops and grocery stores but are trying to do social distancing effectively to protect themselves and the wider population.” The app was developed with the support of Oxford Foundry, an organisation set up in 2017 with the aim of supporting Oxford students and alumni in their entrepreneurial endeavours. Last year, Lanterne won the best post-graduate idea award at the Foundry’s All-Innovate competition, and in March of this year the enterprise was presented at the Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum.  Lanterne has been featured on the Foundry’s website as one of 13 ventures who are actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of whom are being supported as part of the Foundry’s OXFO COVID-19 Action Plan. last_img read more

OCPD Weekly Activity Report 6/5 – 6/11

first_imgJune 8, 2016: WednesdayCalls for service: 146Vehicle Stops: 37 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 17 Alarms: 8The Police Department assisted with 12 fire and 8 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 1000 block Haven Ave., at 7:00am City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. June 7, 2016: TuesdayCalls for service: 142Vehicle Stops: 25 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 24  Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 9 fire and 9 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 9th St., at 7:01pmWarrant, 34th St., one in custody, at 11:31pm  June 10, 2016: FridayCalls for service: 214Vehicle Stops: 7 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 12 Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 11 EMS callsCity ordinance noise, 1700 block Asbury Ave., at 1:31amFraud, 900 block Pleasure Ave., at 10:42amTheft, 1600 block Central Ave., at 11:44amMotor vehicle accident, 24th St. & Bay Ave., at 1:45pmTheft, 800 block Boardwalk, at 3:42pmMotor vehicle accident, 15th St. & Wesley Ave., at 4:11pmCDS, 700 block Bay Ave., two in custody, at 9:12pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year. June 11, 2016: Saturday Calls for service: 291Vehicle Stops: 58 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 30  Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 13 EMS callsDomestic violence, W. 55th St., at 2:08amWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 9:55amFraud, 800 block Central Ave., at 11:00amWarrant, 3300 block West Ave., one in custody, at 2:48pmMotor vehicle accident, 900 block Haven Ave., at 4:10pmCity ordinance noise, Grenada La., at 10:35pmCity ordinance noise, 800 block 6th St., at 11:55pm  June 9, 2016: ThursdayCalls for service: 135Vehicle Stops: 19 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 16  Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 8 EMS callsCity ordinance noise, 1400 block Ocean Ave., at 1:24amTheft, 500 block E. Atlantic Blvd., at 2:40pmMotor vehicle accident, 1300 block West Ave., at 3:00pmWarrant, 800 block Ocean Ave., one in custody, at 10:37pmCDS, 1200 block Ocean Ave., one in custody, at 10:46pm June 6, 2016: Monday Calls for service: 121Vehicle Stops: 21 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 16 Alarms: 7The Police Department assisted with 5 Fire and 7 EMS callsTheft, 4300 block Central Ave., at 11:30amMotor vehicle accident, 12th St. & Central Ave., at 12:55pmMotor vehicle accident, 7th St. & Asbury Ave., at 2:36pmShoplifting, 900 block Boardwalk, at 5:26pmMotor vehicle accident, 46th St. & West Ave., at 7:12pm  Calls for Service: 1228          Daily Average: 175 June 5, 2016: Sunday Calls for service: 176Vehicle Stops: 23 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3  Property Checks: 24  Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 10 Fire and 5 EMS callsWarrant, 900 block Bay one in custody, at 12:29amCity ordinance alcohol, 800 block Pennlyn Pl., at 12:45amCDS, 5500 block Central Ave., multiple in custody, at 1:57amTheft, 900 block Ocean Ave., at 8:30amTheft, 1900 block Appletree La., at 9:06amTheft, 800 block St. Charles Pl., at 10:49amMotor vehicle accident, 24th St. & Asbury Ave., at 12:13pmMotor vehicle accident, 300 block 13th St., at 2:33pmMotor vehicle accident, 12th St. & Ocean Ave., at 5:03pmTheft, 1300 block Bay Ave., at 5:04pmCity ordinance alcohol, 53rd St., at 11:06pm last_img read more

Support for seven from president’s climate fund

first_imgSeven research projects aimed at confronting the challenge of climate change using the levers of law, policy, and economics, as well as public health and science, have been awarded grants in the inaugural year of President Drew Faust’s Climate Change Solutions Fund.“Climate change poses a serious threat to the future of our planet,” Faust said. “Universities have a critical role to play in generating innovations that will lead the transition to clean, affordable, and renewable energy sources, and Harvard is committed to advancing such efforts as we continue to serve as a model of sustainability for institutions around the world.”Last year, Faust announced the creation of the $20 million Climate Change Solutions Fund in order to hasten the transition from carbon-based energy systems to those that rely on renewable energy sources, and to propel innovations needed to accelerate progress toward cleaner energy and a greener world. The inaugural round of awardees reflects the University’s longstanding commitment to supporting collaborative solutions to the climate challenge across a wide range of disciplines.“Harvard has the capacity and responsibility to address the challenge of climate change boldly and with conviction,” said Vice Provost for Research Richard McCullough, whose office administers the fund. “Shaping a more sustainable future, both on and off our campus, will depend on the insights of our scientists and engineers, as well as our experts across a wide range of disciplines from public policy, law, business, economics, and health.”The seven winners and their projects are:Jose Guillermo Cedeno Laurent, research fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Sustainable Adaptation Measures to Extreme Heat Events;Emily Broad Leib, lecturer, Harvard Law School: Reducing Food Waste as a Key to Addressing Climate Change;Michael McElroy, professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: Harvard-China Partnership for Low-Carbon Energy Policy;Daniel Nocera, professor, Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Patterning Silicon with Catalysts for High Efficiency Solar-to-Fuels Conversion;Rohini Pande, professor, Harvard Kennedy School: Market-Based Policy Design to Mitigate Climate and Local Air Pollution in India;Jisung Park, Ph.D. candidate, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: The Critical Moment: Climate Means Versus Weather Extremes in the Economics of Climate Change;James Stock, professor, Harvard Kennedy School: Investigation of Market Impediments to Biofuels Penetration.Approximately $800,000 in grants was awarded.As a result of rapid economic growth, India’s greenhouse-gas emissions now rank third in the world, and the country is increasingly seen as an integral player in upcoming discussions for a global pact on climate change. A collaborative research project in three Indian states led by Professor Rohini Pande and colleagues at the University of Chicago and Yale University is laying the foundation for improved monitoring and the possibility of tradable markets for particulate matter emissions from the industrial sector, which can have key climate co-benefits.For her project, Pande, the Mohammed Kamal Professor of Public Policy and co-director of the Evidence for Policy Design Initiative at the Kennedy School, is partnering with central and state government environmental regulators to provide “proof of concept” for continuous emissions monitoring of industrial plants that would provide the baseline data necessary for the design of a market for emissions trading of climate pollutants. The key, she says, is to confront the problem at the local level.“Countries where growth is an important objective care about the impact of local air pollution on public health,” Pande explained. “The productivity losses and associated impact on the economy can be very high if countries like India are not accounting for pollution.”Pande’s research builds on the success of a pilot project in the state of Gujarat, where her team collaborated with regulators to rigorously evaluate the benefits of changing the system for emissions auditing by having auditors randomly assigned to industrial plants by regulators, rather than directly hired and paid by the firms on which they report. The reform resulted in more accurate data being collected and an eventual reduction in pollution from smokestacks.In addition to Pande’s research in India, the Fund will support an ongoing research program led by Professor Michael McElroy to partner with China, the world’s second-largest emitter of carbon emissions, in developing a low-carbon energy policy. The award will strengthen work across four Schools to investigate options for renewable energy, reducing carbon emissions, and reducing air pollution to improve public health.Jisung Park, a Ph.D. candidate in economics in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, will use his award to deepen the understanding of how climate-related weather events impact economic growth on a local and regional level in the United States. He plans to build an economic model that can evaluate the social and economic impact of short-term weather events versus long-term climatic shifts. Park’s research could have broader implications for policymakers assessing adaptation measures for and risk related to climate-related events.The development of simple, scalable clean-energy resources for a rapidly increasing world population is a problem Professor Daniel Nocera is addressing by building upon the discovery of the artificial leaf with a plan for low-cost and scalable methods of production. Nocera’s goal is to bring this technology to the developing world and move from centralized production of electricity to a distributed model that provides people with the power to create their own energy.Professor James Stock will use his award to achieve a better understanding of market failures that are hindering the expansion of first-generation biofuels within the United States. Stock plans to identify barriers to the adoptions of ethanol biofuels, those fuels produced from the sugars found in grains such as corn and sorghum, by assembling and analyzing a unique data set of Minnesota gas stations and flex-fuel vehicles to inform his work.Forty percent of food produced in the United States goes uneaten, according to Emily Broad Leib, the director of Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC). Broad Leib and her team will use their award to continue addressing the global problem of food waste. The HLS team is identifying key legal and policy levers to reduce the emissions associated with food waste by investigating, amending, and enacting new polices ― such as tax incentives and liability protection ― that remove the barriers to food donation. They will also continue to raise awareness of the billions of pounds of food wasted because of confusion from misleading food expiration-date labeling, an issue first brought to light in a 2013 report FLPC released with the Natural Resources Defense Council.“I’m thrilled that through this support we will have the opportunity to expand our work looking at creative ways that we can use law and policy changes to significantly reduce food waste and its harmful environmental impacts, while at the same time increasing food donations and improving food access,” Broad Leib said.T.H. Chan School of Public Health research fellow Jose Guillermo Cedeno Laurent will study the effects of extreme temperature events on human health, focusing on the elderly and the University’s student population. The project’s use of Harvard’s campus as a “living laboratory” to test research and apply it to on-campus challenges was particularly attractive to the committee.Cedeno Laurent hypothesizes that the impact of extreme heat waves on physical activity and cognitive function can be mediated by sleep quality. Through the support of the Fund he hopes to identify adaptation opportunities that provide thermal comfort at night for occupants during heat waves and also result in more efficient energy use within residential settings. The research is being conducted within the undergraduate Houses and in partnership with Cambridge Housing.Harvard continues to build on its well-established climate-related research and teaching initiatives. In 2014, the Harvard University Center for the Environment announced a new secondary field in energy and environment, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design launched the Center for Green Buildings and Cities to drive the development of higher-performance buildings and new design strategies for sustainable building and planning.In addition to academics, Harvard maintains a strong commitment to institutional sustainability. In 2008, President Faust established an aggressive science-based greenhouse-gas reduction goal and in 2014 the Office for Sustainability launched a holistic Sustainability Plan to align Harvard’s Schools around a common roadmap for building and operating a healthier, more sustainable campus.Proposals to receive support from the Climate Change Solutions Fund will be solicited again later this year and may be submitted by Harvard faculty and students with Harvard faculty mentors via the Fund website.last_img read more