For him, LeafSnap bridges his high tech background and love of nature. Now his family has a farm in Cornwall, Conn., where they raise cattle, sheep, pigs, geese and chicken. “It was fun to take that visual recognition technology and drop it into this domain, working with biologists and doing something I cared about as a kid,” he says..
A lot of thought went into this process. We did have people submit treatments, so we selected among the treatments and there was a dialogue [in the selection process]. Then we talked about how the product would be featured. Columbia University School of the Arts is pleased to announce that Timothy Donnelly, associate professor of writing, has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book The Cloud Corporation(Wave, Picador). The annual award, offered through the Claremont Graduate University, is one of the most prestigious prizes a contemporary poet can receive. “I am thrilled that Timothy Donnelly has won the Kingsley Tufts Award,” said Carol Becker, Dean of School of the Arts.
Professor DeFries is Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development and Co director of the Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development at Columbia’s Earth Institute. Her scholarship is committed to nothing less than understanding the changes experienced by the planet over the course of human existence. Professor DeFries’s institutional leadership led to the creation of several innovative Earth Institute programs, and her public advocacy is responsible for advances around the world concerning climate change, food and water insecurity, and nature conservation.
From a business standpoint, ironically, HD DVDs are actually cheaper and easier to produce because they can be made using retooled equipment at existing DVD plants. Blu ray discs require new manufacturing equipment, which is more expensive and has caused production shortages due to a lack of facilities. Blu ray’s victory points to behind the scenes dealmaking..
When you mention Douglas MacArthur to most people, they think of the general and supreme commander from World War II and Korea, an American icon with his gold braid cap, corn cob pipe and Ray Ban sunglasses. But as I discovered researching my new biography Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior, he was also the father of the modern American Olympic spirit. A decade before he became a wartime icon, his leadership of the 1928 Olympic Committee and work with the American team made him the Commander in Chief of athletic achievement in the United States:.