Numerical investigation of the effects of temporal variations in basal lubrication on englacial strain-rate distribution

first_imgThe effects of spatial and temporal variations in basal lubrication on the englacial strain rate and surface velocity distribution are investigated with a numerical ice-flow model. General aspects of the solutions are compared to measurements made on Lauteraargletscher, Switzerland, in 2001, that showed diurnal fluctuations in both surface velocity and englacial vertical strain. We find that spatial gradients in basal lubrication can set up variations in the deviatoric stress field that increases with distance to the bed and has a maximum value near the glacier surface. This stress field produces a significant strain rate near the surface. The temporal evolution of a slippery zone is identified as a possible cause of the observed diurnal variations in the vertical strain rate. Although general aspects of the measurements can be explained in this way, the calculated vertical strain rates are too small, suggesting that the modeled effective viscosity values using Glen’s flow law are too large near the surface.last_img read more

The Southern Ocean in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5

first_imgThe Southern Ocean is an important part of the global climate system, but its complex coupled nature makes both its present state and its response to projected future climate forcing difficult to model. Clear trends in wind, sea-ice extent and ocean properties emerged from multi-model intercomparison in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 3 (CMIP3). Here, we review recent analyses of the historical and projected wind, sea ice, circulation and bulk properties of the Southern Ocean in the updated Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5 (CMIP5) ensemble. Improvements to the models include higher resolutions, more complex and better-tuned parametrizations of ocean mixing, and improved biogeochemical cycles and atmospheric chemistry. CMIP5 largely reproduces the findings of CMIP3, but with smaller inter-model spreads and biases. By the end of the twenty-first century, mid-latitude wind stresses increase and shift polewards. All water masses warm, and intermediate waters freshen, while bottom waters increase in salinity. Surface mixed layers shallow, warm and freshen, whereas sea ice decreases. The upper overturning circulation intensifies, whereas bottom water formation is reduced. Significant disagreement exists between models for the response of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current strength, for reasons that are as yet unclear.last_img read more

Total and Zhejiang Energy Group join forces to develop low sulfur marine fuel market

first_img Image: Total and Zhejiang Energy Group join forces. Photo: Courtesy of Klodo6975/Wikipedia. Total has signed a shareholders’ agreement with Chinese state-owned Zhejiang Energy Group (ZEG), to create a joint venture company dedicated to the supply and delivery of marine fuels in the region of Zhoushan, China.The agreement, signed on the sidelines of the IPEC conference in Zhoushan, follows a Memorandum of Understanding concluded by Total and ZEG in April 2019 to explore opportunities in the supply and distribution of energy in China. Total China Investment (TCI)  will hold a 49% share in the new company while Zhejiang Zheneng Petroleum New Energy (ZZPNE) will hold the remaining.Zhoushan region covers both Ningbo and Shanghai ports, the busiest shipping hub in the world in terms of cargo tonnage.By combining ZEG’s historical anchoring in the energy business in the region and Total’s longstanding expertise in the trading and marketing of international bunkers, the new company aims to actively contribute to the development of this fast growing market.“This new partnership is fully aligned with our strategy to support and supply our shipping customers wherever they go.” declared Philippe Charleux, Senior Vice-President Lubricants & Specialties of Total. “Providing them with low sulphur fuels fully compliant with IMO regulation in China will further contribute to the transition towards a sustainable shipping industry.”The creation of the new company ensures the continuity of Total’s business development strategy initiated almost 40 years ago in China. Source: Company Press Release Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, an international oil and gas company, and a major player in low-carbon energieslast_img read more

Program Coordinator – McNair Program

first_imgPosting Details • Bachelor’s Degree with three (3) plus years of experience workingwith student population required. About the Syracuse area About Syracuse University Job TitleProgram Coordinator – McNair Program Syracuse University is a private, international research universitywith distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and anundeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New YorkState, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history,Syracuse University offers a quintessential collegeexperience.The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: apioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges;nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more thana quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a studentpopulation from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For moreinformation, please visit www.syracuse.edu. EEOC Tools/Equipment FLSA StatusExempt Pay RangeCommensurate with experience Department Code21327-2127 Job TypeFull-time The McNair Program seeks a Program Coordinator to provide servicesand activities for first generation, low-income as well asunderrepresented students in preparation for success in graduateschool. McNair works with eligible students from all disciplines,engages them in high-quality research and prepares them forbaccalaureate attainment, enrollment in graduate studies andattainment of master’s and/or doctoral degrees. Standard University business hours8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans Application Deadline Job Specific Qualifications Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and themilitary-connected community through its educational programs,community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II,Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans toour campus, and those veterans literally transformed SyracuseUniversity into the national research institution it is today. TheUniversity’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on thishistorical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiativesfocused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to thepost-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed toposition Syracuse University as the employer of choice for militaryveterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military familymembers. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community • Knowledge and understanding of program, its mission andobjectives.• Programming initiatives.• Strong writing and verbal communications skills.• Problem-solving and decision-making skills.• Teamwork.• Positive attitude. Job Description Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic centerof New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New YorkCity. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. Thearea offers a low cost of living and provides many social,cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums,festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shoppingvenues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range ofseasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing andsnow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites,visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trailsalong the Erie Canal. • Provide counseling to program participants to assess need andmonitor growth of their academic and personal objectives as well asmaintain program goals.• Coordinate and execute programming activities and workshopsduring the academic year and summer session to ensure compliancewith program objectives.• Develop a calendar of McNair events that incorporate campuscommunity and like programs to contribute to the growth anddevelopment of program participants.• Maintain scholar records as well as streamline record keepingprocesses as related to program objectives.• Provide objective based reports and provide data for director andUSDE for reporting purposes (i.e. APR ).center_img Quick Linkhttps://www.sujobopps.com/postings/85106 Job CategoryStaff Full Consideration By Application Instructions Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, socialactivities, governance, and all other aspects of campus lifereflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. TheUniversity community recognizes and values the many similaritiesand differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we arecommitted to preparing students to understand, live among,appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and worldmade up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds,military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status,cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and genderidentities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a communitythat celebrates and models the principles of diversity andinclusivity. In addition to completing an online application, please attach aresume and cover letter. LocationSyracuse, NY Qualifications DepartmentMcNair Scholars Program Job Posting Date09/30/2020 Hours Not Applicable Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-actioninstitution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassmentbased on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, nationalorigin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability,sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteranstatus, or any other status protected by applicable law to theextent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy coversadmissions, employment, and access to and treatment in Universityprograms, services, and activities. Job #036672 Not Applicable Physical Requirements Staff LevelS4 CampusSyracuse, NY Responsibilities Unionized Position CodeNot Applicable Message to Applicantslast_img read more

Complete Results of Night in Venice Boat and House Contests

first_img9MaxwellDisneyHoffmanRock Stars Under 25′Over 25′ 1HornyakGatsby’s GalaMulhallUnder The Stars*TIE*     CarrozzaShall We Dance Zone NumberLast NameThemeLast NameThemeLast NameTheme Best Decorated 1st Place#221Spongebob SquareboatDancing with Grammy Stars#217North StarBlack & White Best of Show#221Spongebob SquareboatDancing with Grammy Stars#208Full Moon TooGrease [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”11″ gal_title=”Night in Venice 2015 Winners”]The following are complete results of the Ocean City Night in Venice 2015 decorated boat and home contests.All Night In Venice winners may pick up their prizes at the City Hall Welcome Center, ground floor, 9th & Asbury Ave. – Hours: Mon. – Sat. 9am – 7pm, Sun. 9am – 6pm.A new fan favorite contest asked folks to share their photos through social media, using the hashtag #OCNJNIV. The fan favorite winner is the Coluzzi Family #22. They will receive an Ocean City Gift Basket.See photo gallery of winners above and read more: Big Crowds for Smaller Night in Venice Parade. Most Orginal 1st Place#229The Three CaptainsOcean City Beach Tags#207Family FishermanRobot Dance Best Lead Best Decorated 3rd Place Houses and Condos CategoryBoat #Boat NameThemeBoat #Boat NameTheme 10SuteraPirates of Sunset PassageChurchSquare Dancing Under The StarsBrandTop Gun *TIE*   McGowanWe Live in a Zoo Musical 2nd Place#209Helen of TroyBest Music Children’s 2nd Place#211InheritanceMiss NJ Preteen National Teenager Children’s 1st Place#226The B’s BoatSurfin’ With The Stars Musical 1st Place#2013 C’sDancing Under the Stars#208Full Moon TooGrease #197Hero-BargeOCTC Spotlight Performers Show Choir Comic 2nd Place#210H HDespicable Me in OC Most Orginal 2nd Place#219Rocking & ReelingDancing Under The Stars with Spongebob Square Pants#232DiabloDancing Under Stars Classic 1st Place#204CASCOThe Jitter Bug-Dancing to ‘In The Mood’ 2015 Night in Venice Winners 11O’FlynnDancing Under The Star WarsEdmistonEdmistonia Tribe Pow Wow*TIE*     PellegrinoIt’s A Lilly Day By The Baycenter_img 7MillerStarry EyesSeverinoAnchored in OC #205Duke O’FlukeDance party under the stars on the beach Most Orginal 3rd Place#218Reel HappyAmerican Legion Post 524#231Ms OCOC Aquarium 8Markert/     FinneganDirty Dancing In OCDorney/HickeDance With Me Ballroom *TIE*       DuBoisDancing With the Star Wars *TIE*         Van Krieken100th Anniversary ‘Act To Create The Coast Guard’ 4KullParty With A Hero!Leach/WalkerBay’varian Biergarten 3KellyEveryone Is A StarKnisell50’s *TIE*       CordellOC Rocks 1st Place2nd Place3rd Place 14Marina MewsDancing Under The OC Stars *TIE*           SmithJaws 40th Anniversary 2GabrielAmerican PharoahThompsonRacing Under The Stars*TIE*     FainelliComic-Con OC 2015 Best Decorated 2nd Place#206False AlarmNight in Port Royal#224TealHawaiian Luau 6*TIE*         PawleyBig BaybiesArenaDancing Under Patriotic Stars Musical 3rd Place#227The Cobbfather70s Disco 12VottaDon’t Worry Be HappyPaulBlack Tie Affair – 5th Wedding Anniversary 13ColuzziThe Great Coluzzi*TIE*     VanStoneIrish Eyes Are Smiling on OC Comic 3rd Place#202Alexandra RoseI Need A Herp 5ThorntonUnder The Sea in OCTomaselloPirates in OC*TIE*       QuirkIts Not Just A Rainbow Anymore Comic 1st Place#214KikiMagic Mike#228The KeeperShark Patrol *TIE*   Schwarz/   Del GuercioBrokeopolylast_img read more

What’s new?

first_imgIlapak’s latest packaging machines offer several energy-saving features, including greater thermal efficiency of sealing jaws and rollers and the use of energy recuperation systems in the motor drives.Is that all?Be patient. There’s also a user-friendly operating system to reduce errors, plus an electronic platform capable of web connection to allow remote monitoring. Even cleverer, they also feature software designed to predict component failures well in advance.Sounds like it’s the Ferrari of flow-wrappers…More like a Porsche, if the name’s anything to go by. The new Carrera 4000 ECO is also the first of Ilapak’s new range of horizontal packaging machines to have an incremental modular design.And what’s so good about that?You can future-proof your equipment by simply exchanging or adding new modules, so changes can be made easily and economically without incurring the cost of a new machine.www.ilapak.comlast_img read more

moe. To Go On Indefinite Hiatus Starting August 1st As Rob Derhak Seeks Cancer Treatment

first_imgSad news has come out of the moe. camp today, with the recent announcement that the band would be going on an unplanned hiatus starting August 1st. After being diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer last week, Rob Derhak will be starting treatment in early August. moe.’s upcoming summer shows falling after August 1st will be canceled, though the group still plans to perform their two remaining shows in July (7/21 NYC, 7/28 Huckleberry Jam) as well as their appearance at Lockn’ Festival with Phil Lesh. More announcements about the group’s upcoming tour with Railroad Earth will be announced in the next few days as they continue to sort out logistics. You can read Rob’s letter to fans below, which was paired with the email announcement of the group’s hiatus. So much love and well wishes to Rob as he enters treatment. We love you!A letter from Rob:Early last week I was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer. Although I’d known something wasn’t quite right for a while, I wasn’t expecting to get this news. The prognosis is good, and the survival rate is high. Unfortunately the treatment will be rough on my body, and my voice. I will be out of commission for the foreseeable future, which means, moe. will be going on an unplanned hiatus. My treatments will begin in early August, and I will not be available for our planned summer tour. I’m very happy that we, as a band and a fan base, were able to successfully bring moe.down back this Summer and I thank you all for your support. My love for our music, my band mates, our crew, and all of you continually grows and I hope to be back on stage doing what I love to do sometime soon. Until then, know that I’m in good hands, and I’m forever grateful for all of your support.Your Pal,Roblast_img read more

The Magpie Salute Announces 2018 Tour With Gov’t Mule & Avett Brothers

first_imgBack in late 2016, Rich Robinson of the The Black Crowes announced a brand-new project called The Magpie Salute. Joining him for the new band, Robinson recruited former Black Crowes members, guitarist/vocalist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien in addition to Rich Robinson Band member Joe Magistro and The Magpie Salute’s lead vocalist, John Hogg.Today, The Magpie Salute has added a number of tour dates across 2018, detailing a number of headlining performances, festival sets, and supporting gigs for Gov’t Mule and The Avett Brothers. These performances come in addition to the band hitting the studio, where they’re currently working on their untitled debut album that is due out this year.The Magpie Salute’s upcoming summer tour kicks off on July 8th at Thunder Bay, Ontario’s Thunder Bay Blues Festival. From there, the group will support Gov’t Mule and The Avett Brothers for a number of dates in the Northeast before landing in Peekskill, New York’s Paramount Hudson Valley Theater for a headlining gig on July 17th. After headlining shows in Waterloo, New York, and Fairfield, Connecticut, The Magpie Salute will reconvene with Gov’t Mule and The Avett Brothers for three dates in late August. Closing out the recently announced dates, The Magpie Salute has five headlining performances in September, with the last of their announced dates falling at Bourbon & Beyond Festival in Louisville, Kentucky.You can check out The Magpie Salute’s upcoming tour dates below, and head over to their website for more information.MAGPIE SALUTE – 2018 TOUR DATES7/8 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Blues Festival7/12 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Theater^7/13 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center^7/14 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center^7/16 – Peekskill, NY – Paramount Hudson Valley Theater7/19 – Waterloo, NY – Del Lago Resort & Casino7/21 – Fairfield, CT – Warehouse8/23 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center^8/24 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^8/25 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre^9/8 – Ardmore, PA – Armore Music Hall9/12 – Fredericton, CAN – Harvest Jazz & Blues Fest9/13 – Portland, ME – Aura9/15 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino9/23 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival^ – With Gov. Mule & The Avett BrothersView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

UGArden

first_imgThe staff at UGArden, the University of Georgia’s student-run farm on the Athens Campus, received a federal-sized pat on the back this week when Kevin Concannon, U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, visited the farm and demonstration garden.Concannon, who was in Athens to discuss increasing access to local, healthy food for clients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), visited UGArden because of its dedication to providing fresh produce to limited-resource families. “We were really glad to show it off,” said JoHannah Biang, UGArden farm manager and founding member. “I know it’s a great place, but I’m kind of biased. So, it does mean a lot that people from outside think it’s cool, too.” Despite the 100-degree heat index on Wednesday, July 22, Concannon seemed genuinely interested in what they were doing on the farm, Biang said. It felt good to have his support. UGArden was founded in 2010 by UGA students who wanted to start a community garden on Athens Campus. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences gave them space for the garden on a parcel of land formerly used for livestock research. Today, it’s grown into a 4-acre, sustainably managed farm that provides agricultural experience to students and fresh produce to food-insecure seniors through UGA’s Campus Kitchen program and to local food banks. Concannon was pleased with the way UGArden serves as a venue for public service and for research into sustainable agriculture practices — including small-scale cover crop plots, a solar-powered farm building and organic production practices. “I was very pleased with the efforts on the part of the University of Georgia to implement sustainable practices,” Concannon said. “I heard throughout the day the use of the term sustainable — We don’t waste as much; we recycle, and we use the resources that we are given more prudently. — Yet, (sustainability) is an explosive term — just that word — in parts of Washington. It shouldn’t be, but it is.” In addition to produce that is donated and that goes home with student volunteers, UGArden hosts a weekly public produce sale to help support the farm’s operations. During his visit, Concannon asked why the farm stand does not accept SNAP benefits. It turns out that the students don’t have a card reader that can process SNAP cards. Concannon remedied the situation by offering to send the farm’s volunteer staff a card reader from the USDA’s office in Atlanta, Biang said. “I love getting out in the field,” Concannon told a reporter with WUGA, the university’s Georgia Public Broadcasting affiliate. “I go to a lot of schools, food banks, different places, and often we will hear something like (not having a SNAP card reader) just in casual conversation. And so, I encourage people who work within the USDA to get out into the fields because you’ll hear something, typically, and often it’s something you can do something about. I mean (providing a card reader) isn’t going to take a congressional order, that’s something we can fix pretty readily.” In addition to visiting UGArden, Concannon visited the Athens Farmers Market, which was one of the first farmers markets in the state to accept SNAP benefits. In Georgia, from 2008 to 2014, SNAP redemptions at farmers markets grew from more than $49,000 to nearly $384,000, providing an economic boost to local communities in the state. During that same time period, the number of farmers markets and direct marketing farmers increased from nine to 124. He also visited the Clarke Middle School Kitchen Garden Corps program, which is managed by Wick Prichard, an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer under the supervision of David Berle, UGA CAES horticulture researcher and UGArden adviser, and Shannon Wilder, director of the UGA Office of Service Learning. The garden boasts a farm’s worth of vegetable crops, goats and a rooster named “Mittens.” During the summer, students team up with local chefs to make lunch from the garden. “We hope that kids who work with us here are going to go on to be leaders in urban agriculture — or even conventional agriculture — and in family and consumer sciences,” Prichard said. “We’re doing exciting stuff here. And it’s exciting that it’s happening in Athens and in Georgia, not in Berkley or Portland or somewhere that you automatically associated with urban agriculture or the local food movement.” Concannon rounded out his tour with a trip to the West Broad Farmers Market, a tour of the UGA Campus Kitchen facilities — where students turn locally grown food into meals for seniors — and with a talk at the UGA Miller Learning Center. For more information about the UGArden, visit ugarden.uga.edu. For more information about UGA Extension’s resources for community and school gardens, visit blog.extension.uga.edu/communitygardening.last_img read more

Billie Jean King to speak at UVM’s May commencement ceremony

first_imgUniversity of Vermont,Tennis champion Billie Jean King, a pioneer in women’s sports, will deliver the address to graduates at the University of Vermont’s 2011 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22.One of Life magazine’s 100 most important Americans in the 20th century, Billie Jean King is a legend both for stellar tennis and breaking barriers for female athletes. In 1972, after capturing every Grand Slam singles title, King became the first woman to be named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year. After setting an earnings record for female athletes, she successfully advocated for equal prize money at a time when men were winning three times that of women. Most famously she routed former champion Bobby Riggs in three straight sets, a message to athletes and spectators, young and old. King has worked tirelessly on and off the court for social justice and equity around gender and GLBT issues. Among many honors for her service King was awarded the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.In addition to King, the university will confer honorary degrees upon Letitia C. Biddle, Major General Michael D. Dubie, Bruce Lisman, Keith M. Miser, Dr. Thomas J. Sullivan, Professor Emerita Marion Brown Thorpe, and Simon Pearce.Letitia C. Biddle, UVM Class of 1983, is the executive director of the Churchill Institute for Leadership Development, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing school leaders with best practices in leadership, management and curriculum. Biddle, who graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education, founded the institute after working to reestablish the Gesu School in Philadelphia, a model for inner-city schooling nationwide. Biddle’s career in education also includes public school teaching; co-founding The Academy in Manayunk, a school for children with moderate to severe learning disabilities; and serving as chairperson for Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education, an organization that helps provide opportunities for children, many of whom are from under-served, at-risk, and multicultural populations.Major General Michael D. Dubie, UVM Class of 1982, has spent the last 30 years in high-ranking military leadership positions and is currently the Adjutant General of the State of Vermont, serving as the senior uniformed officer in the state responsible for the nearly 4,000 members of the Vermont Army and Air National Guard. He also serves as inspector and quartermaster general and head of the State Military Department, including Veterans Affairs. Dubie, who is president of the Adjutants General Association of the United States, began his military career in 1979 in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program at UVM.Bruce Lisman, UVM Class of 1969, began an immensely successful career on Wall Street shortly after his graduation. Starting as a file clerk, he became a highly regarded global equities expert who grew a relatively small business into a worldwide enterprise with more than $2.5 billion in revenues. He became chair of JP Morgan Chase’s Global Equity Division before retiring in 2009. As a UVM trustee and chair of the board of trustees, Lisman guided the university through important transitions, including the search for UVM’s current president, initiation of a comprehensive fundraising campaign, and adoption of an enduring approach to the university’s strategic planning and budgeting.Keith M. Miser is a national leader in the field of higher education student affairs’a practitioner, thinker, teacher, and mentor who has significantly advanced his field. Miser’s career began at the University of Vermont, where he served the university in several roles across seventeen years, from 1971 to 1988. Originally hired as director of residential life, Miser would later assume the posts of dean of students and associate vice president for administration. He is currently executive director of the Center for Global Education and Exchange and the special assistant to the chancellor for International Programs at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo.Simon Pearce is a glassblower, master craftsman, and visionary business leader. The Vermont company that bears his name makes handmade tableware world-renowned for blending clear glass and graceful forms with practical designs intended for daily use. Following a passion for skilled hand labor and old-world techniques, in 1971, Pearce opened his own glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland. In 1981, he moved his business and family to a historic mill in Quechee, Vermont. Today, Simon Pearce employs nearly 400 people, with workshops in Vermont, Pennsylvania and Maryland, two restaurants, and nine retails stores including one on Park Avenue, New York.Marion Brown Thorpe, UVM Class of 1938, was greatly influenced, both as a teacher and a friend, by UVM’s first woman faculty member, Bertha Terrill. Thorpe acquired from Terrill not only the academic foundation upon which she would build her own legacy as a teacher and scholar, but also the leadership skills that would bind her to generations of UVM students. With a degree in home economics education from UVM and a master’s degree from Syracuse University, Thorpe joined the faculty in home economics education at her alma mater and taught for 33 years. Her students found in her not only an inspiring teacher but also a friend and mentor for life.Thomas J. Sullivan (1939-2010), UVM Class of 1962 and UVM College of Medicine Class of of 1966, chose radiology as his specialty and, following a residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (currently Fletcher Allen Health Care), Dr. Sullivan worked at hospitals across Vermont during the 1970s. He ultimately joined the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School, retiring in 2006. Sadly, Dr. Sullivan passed away in December 2010 after he was selected to receive this honorary degree. He was a role model for aspiring physicians, and will be remembered for his relentless passion for improving health care and health education. His transformative gifts in support of the education he valued so greatly will ensure a legacy of unparalleled altruism and exceptional generosity that will impact physicians, medical students, and nursing and health sciences students for generations to come.The main commencement ceremony will be held on the University Green at 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 22. Graduation ceremonies for individual schools and colleges will be scheduled later in the day.For questions on UVM Commencement 2011,  visit the commencement web site at www.uvm.edu/commencement(link is external)last_img