Indian reporter badly beaten for article about Tamil Nadu minister

first_img Organisation June 10, 2021 Find out more India is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. “It is absolutely unacceptable that someone involved in a journalist’s murder should be able to carry another attack on a journalist with complete impunity three years later,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Everything suggests that the responsibility for this attack lies above all with the minister Rajendra Balaji. We therefore call on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami to fire him at once so that he can be brought to justice. The impunity must stop.” Balaji is notorious for urging his supporters to use violence against his enemies. At a press conference last month, he told journalists they should not “ask questions about politics.” Last year, he called for the tongue of one of his opponents to be cut out. News Help by sharing this information to go further IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence According to the Virudhunagar superintendent of police, who is responsible for investigating the attack against Karthi, Sellapandi was involved in the death of Karthigai Selvan, a journalist who was murdered in Sivakasi in a similar attack by a group of men armed with steel bars in January 2017. April 27, 2021 Find out more March 3, 2021 Find out more After a newspaper reporter was beaten almost to death by political activists this week in India’s far-south state of Tamil Nadu, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities to ensure that both the instigators and perpetrators of this attack are quickly brought to justice. Follow the news on India IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence Karthi says Balaji phoned him just before the attack to express his displeasure with the article. He also says he recognized two of his attackers as individuals nicknamed Sellapandi and Poomurugan who are supporters of the Balaji faction. The police arrested them yesterday. India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News Reporter M. Karthi (right) was beaten almost to death. He says Minister Rajendra Balaji (left) phoned him just before the attack to express his displeasure with an article (photos: TopTamilNews – TOI). RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 RSF_en The attack took place just hours after an article by Karthi about splits within Tamil Nadu’s leading regional political party, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), was published in the Kumudham Reporter, the regional weekly for which he is the Virudhunagar district correspondent. Receive email alerts News The article raised the possibility that the AIADMK faction led by Rajendra Balaji, Tamil Nadu’s minister of dairy development, could be defeated by a rival faction led by Raja Varman, a member of Tamil Nadu’s parliament. March 6, 2020 Indian reporter badly beaten for article about Tamil Nadu minister News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Reporter M. Karthi sustained deep cuts to his head, a broken jaw and lesions all over his body when a group of men beat him with steel bars in Sivakasi, a town in Virudhunagar district, on the evening of 3 March. Karthi heard one of his assailants shout: “You want to publish news, you bastard? I’ll kill you today!”last_img read more

Traffic calming to ease Annacotty traffic volumes

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleSponsored: Effective painless laser treatment for fungal nailsNext article‘Soldier Still’ from Junk Ensemble Alan Jacques TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsPoliticsTraffic calming to ease Annacotty traffic volumesBy Alan Jacques – November 16, 2018 1210 Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Linkedin Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites center_img Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Twitter Cllr Marian Hurley outlining the plans for road improvements at Annacotty Business Park to Peter Doyle of Key Ingredients and local resident Pat ÊCretan.PROPOSED traffic calming measures on the R506 to cope with high volumes of vehicles around Annacotty Business Park will be well received, according to local Fine Gael councillor Marian Hurley.The City East representative told the Limerick Post that she has been advised by senior roads officials in Limerick City and County Council that works are planned over the coming months. These include works to extend the left turning lane at the traffic lights and engagement with a local landowner regarding a boundary setback approaching the level crossing.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “After an initial visit to Annacotty Business Park back in January 2016, and subsequent visits where I had arranged for senior council executives to meet with the management of the park, I felt some very necessary improvements to the local infrastructure were needed to cope with the high volumes of traffic on the road,” Cllr Hurley said this week.“Over 400 trucks a day use the road, and total traffic on a week day averages 7,500, with 1,200 on Saturdays and 400 on Sundays.”It is hoped that in the coming weeks the left turn lane approaching the traffic lights will be lengthened by 50-70m. Other elements of the scheme to be completed before Christmas include traffic calming signage in place on the east side of the Annacotty Business Park and the boundary approaching the railway gates to be set back by 3m.“It is expected that the footpath which links Clyduff to the Annacotty Business will commence early in the New Year. There is a substantial amount of preparatory work to be completed prior to the commencement of the footpaths and I am advised that the above timetable is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions where rainfall and low temperatures will impact the works programme.“The commencement of these improvements are most welcome and I am very grateful to the Council for their co-operation and foresight on this project,” she concluded. Print Facebook WhatsApp TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Limerick on Covid watch list last_img read more

DS5: Forecasting the Future of Housing

first_img  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / DS5: Forecasting the Future of Housing DS5: Forecasting the Future of Housing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: ‘Disproportionately Affected’: The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Next: The Changing Landscape for Real Estate Agents <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> The latest episode of DS5: Inside the Industry features an interview with Rob Dietz, Chief Economist, the National Association of Homebuilders.Dietz will discuss how the residential construction industry has been impacted by the pandemic and what the outlook for housing looks like moving forward.You can watch the video at the embed below or at the following link. in Daily Dose, Featured, News Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Tagged with: DS5 Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago July 4, 2020 1,273 Views DS5 2020-07-04 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Directors appointed for Strabane BID Scheme

first_imgThe first Board of Directors has been appointed for the Strabane Business Involvement District scheme.The BID initiative was backed by 95% of local businesses in April last.The scheme enables local business owners to take ownership of the decisions about how their funds will be invested in building a more prosperous and vibrant town centre and retail park area.Businesses in the BID area will pay an annual levy of 1.5% of rateable value on the eligible business.Vice Chair of the Board of Directors is Michael Kelly …Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleRead commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan’s letter to gardai ahead of Friday’s strikeNext articleRoad partially blocked by fallen pole admin Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Twitter By admin – November 1, 2016 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Directors appointed for Strabane BID Scheme Pinterest Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

How can I find work experience opportunities?

first_imgHow can I find work experience opportunities?On 28 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Iam a student and deeply interested in HR, but I don’t know how to go aboutgaining work experience. Can you help?MargaretMalpas, joint managing director, Malpas Flexible Learning, writes:There are several ways to tackle this. Firstly, do you have any friends inpersonnel that could assist your introduction in their organisation? Areyou studying personnel? If so your tutor or the other students may be goodleads as they may have networks with organisations.Finally,charities are often looking for extra help with support services in personnel,so it can be worth offering your services. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

NMC promotes good practice

first_imgAkeynote address focused on the role of the NMC and asked whether all OH nursesshould be registeredInher keynote address to delegates on the role of the new Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil, Maureen Williams, professional officer for community nursing andhealth visiting at the NMC, invited delegates to deliberate on whether all OHpractitioners should be registered.Althoughthe NMC will continue the work of its predecessor, the UKCC, in maintaining theregister, setting standards and dealing with misconduct, its primary functionis to promote good practice, said Williams. “It’sa new organisation with a new purpose, it must deal with bad practice but, moreimportantly, work for good practice.” Andwhile the NMC is still charged with protecting the public through professionalstandards, it is also being pushed to develop partnerships with keystakeholders and employers, a change that will have a noticeable impact onoccupational health nurses.Thechallenge for the new council, she said, is to provide “evidence-basedregulation through a performance-driven and public-focused organisation, whilemaintaining four-country- wide regulation, and always keeping in mind, nationaland regional sensitivity”. Remarkingon the fact that there are only eight nurses on the council, of which only oneis an OH nurse, William’s told delegates: “It’s a real challenge onlyhaving one representative on a council of 35.” Forthis reason, she pressed OH nurses to give serious thought to how the newcouncil can best represent their needs when members are given the opportunityto vote for the first directly elected council in 2005. Comments are closed. NMC promotes good practiceOn 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

University of Evansville Spring Commencement Ceremony

first_imgEVANSVILLE, IN The University of Evansville bestowed 497 degrees upon 475 graduates during the 161st commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. President Christopher Pietruszkiewicz presided.Several awards were given at the ceremony including the Mabel Dillingham Nenneker and Guthrie May Outstanding Senior Award, the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Eykamp Prize. Additionally, three honorary degrees were given during the celebration.Full information on the award recipients is as follows:2019 Mabel Dillingham Nenneker and Guthrie May Outstanding Senior AwardEach year, a committee of students and faculty selects an award recipient for the most outstanding senior. The selection is based on high academic performance, a commitment to service, outstanding leadership, and involvement in diverse campus activities. The award is named for two of the University’s most respected alumni, Mabel Dillingham Nenneker and Guthrie May.This year’s recipient is Chace Avery. He truly embodies the spirit of philanthropy, innovation, and change making that are at the heart of the University of Evansville experience.As a biochemistry student, research led Avery to an internship with the National Institutes of Health where he performed data analysis on a clinical trial focused on patients with severe insulin resistance.While president of his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Avery created a new philanthropy event called the Patriot’s Run to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project where participants ran a 5k wearing backpacks, mirroring our US troops who wear heavy backpacks every day.Avery says the pride and joy of his UE experience have been his involvement in Habitat for Humanity. He served as the President for Habitat for Humanity for two years, during which time he planned and executed the nation’s first Habitat for Humanity Barn Blitz. This event brought 200 UE students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members together to build 30-yard barns to accompany Habitat for Humanity Homes in Evansville. He also worked on the 499th Habitat for Humanity House in Evansville and was part of the inaugural Evansville team to build a Habitat for Humanity House while abroad in Portugal. To bring his involvement full circle, he will be building another home with UE students in Chacala, Mexico after graduation.Avsery also took a ChangeLab class focused on the development of Tiny Homes for the homeless in Evansville and was able to serve at a women’s shelter called Ruth’s House. He was a part of Student Christian Fellowship, an active Orientation Leader, and was a co-founder for the University’s Ballroom Dancing Club.Avery has done all of the above while still maintaining an outstanding academic record, appearing on the Dean’s list every single semester of his UE career.In August, Avery will attend Indiana University School of Medicine to pursue a medical specialty in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He says he plans to continue making a difference in the world of medicine through innovative philanthropy, just as he has at UE.UE Alumni Association Oustanding Teacher AwardProfessor Atefeh Yazdanparast was awarded the 2019 UE Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award. Yazdanparast is highly revered by students and colleagues alike. Many say she is the best professor they’ve ever had and others think the best instructor at UE!Dean Rawski says she is an exceptional teacher and scholar and connects well with her students.Yazdanparast received her Ph.D. in Marketing with a minor in Business Anthropology from the University of North Texas in 2012. Since joining the UE faculty in 2012, she has been the recipient of the 2018 Dean’s Teaching Award, the 2018 National Society of Leadership and Success Excellence in Teaching Award, Class of 1961 Faculty Fellowship Award in 2017, Global Scholar Award in 2015, and the Dean’s Research Award in both 2014 and 2016.Recently, Yazdanparast was named the 2019 Master Scholar award recipient by Marketing Management Association as part of an international competition to recognize marketing scholars who have engaged in innovative and impactful research. Following a multi-disciplinary and multi-method approach, Yazdanparast conducts qualitative and quantitative research and collaborates with researchers in other disciplines. Focusing on decision making, a majority of her intellectual contributions fall within the areas of the social psychology of consumer behavior and the interplay of consumers and technology and her work has been published in many journals.Yazdanparast teaches several marketing courses including digital marketing, marketing research, principles of marketing, and consumer behavior. She is committed to providing experiential learning opportunities for her students, and they have incorporated more than 20 marketing projects for local and global businesses.Eykamp PrizeThe 2019 recipient of the Eykamp Prize is professor Kristy Miller.Since arriving at UE, she received the Sadelle and Sydney Berger Service Award for her involvement with student recruitment; and her efforts have been successful as her department has seen increased enrollments. She was also selected as one of the Evansville Business Journal’s 20 under 40, an honor that recognizes young leaders who make a difference in their community.Miller is chair of the Department of Chemistry and instrumental to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest students to her department. In addition to mentoring Chemistry majors, she maintains contact with alumni and supports them throughout their professional careers. To keep alumni engaged in the life of the University, Dr. Miller hosts engaging events on campus, giving them a reason to return to Evansville.Miller has also played a key role in fundraising to support her department. Most recently, she received funds to support undergraduate research and a distinguished lecture series from the Jean Dreyfus Lectureship.View Online: http://evansville.mFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

TASTY TIDBITS Secaucus girls claim Hudson County title Patriots reign supreme…

first_imgSECOND IN THREE YEARS – The Secaucus High School girls’ basketball team celebrated their second Hudson County Tournament title in the last three years, quite an accomplishment for NJSIAA Group I school. “I wasn’t really sure what we had,” Sterling said. “I knew we had a good freshman class coming in. I just hoped that things would happen for the best.”However, early in the season, the Patriots played in the always tough Joe Poli Holiday Tournament at Pascack Valley in Bergen County. Most of the teams at this long-standing and respected tourney are much larger schools than Group I Secaucus. The tourney also attracts the best teams in northern New Jersey.When Secaucus had very good teams, like the one the Patriots fielded two seasons ago with standouts Julia McClure and Andie Lennon and won the first 27 games they played that year, the Pats went to the Poli Tournament and fared very well.But this year was a crapshoot – and it didn’t turn out in the Patriots’ favor.“We lost two games in the Poli [tournament],” Sterling said. “We lost to Northern Highlands at the buzzer. The next game, we had the lead against Holy Angels, but we just got worn down and lost. In the preseason and in practices, we focused more on the teaching at the expense of conditioning. We just got worn down.”But Sterling made a realization after the loss to Holy Angels.“I felt that we had a good team, a quality team,” Sterling said. “I felt like we could play very well against quality opponents.” The Patriots did exactly that on a regular basis, winning 16 straight games at one point, before losing by a three-point margin to perennial power John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson.“They jumped out on us and led 13-0 early,” Sterling said. “But our girls really battled back. We ended up losing by three [59-56], but they played well. A lot of other teams could have quit and packed it in, but they stuck with it and played hard. I was really proud of their effort. It proved to me that they could do it against quality opponents.”In the Hudson County Tournament finale last Saturday night at St. Peter’s University’s Yanitelli Center, the Patriots were facing undefeated top-seed Marist.The Royal Knights had won their first 21 games of the season in relatively easy fashion, making them the pre-game favorite to roll over the Patriots.But Sterling had a feeling.“After we won in the semifinals [beating Bayonne, 45-30], I immediately said to the girls that being undefeated is both a blessing and a curse,” Sterling said.Marist was the last undefeated team left standing in the entire state. Some 350 teams play girls’ basketball in the Garden State. Marist was the only one before last Saturday without a loss. Pretty impressive.Sterling didn’t flinch prior to the game.“It’s a blessing because you’ve played so many games and didn’t lose,” Sterling said. “It’s a curse, because if things get tough, you start thinking to yourself, ‘Hey, we’re undefeated,’ and it gets a little tight. We felt like we had a good chance. It’s girls’ basketball. It all comes down to making shots.”Which is exactly what the Patriots did. They made their first 3-pointer. Standout junior Lindsay Mack, who gave a verbal commitment to play at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck after next season, calmly drained her first 3-point attempt of the game just 20 seconds into the game.The Patriots didn’t stop there. They made their next trey. And their next. And the next.“You can’t shoot much better than what we did,” Sterling said. “I was a little concerned, playing at St. Peter’s on the bigger court. I didn’t want fatigue to set in. I made a decision not to press. I wanted to save our energy on the offensive end, so we played half-court defense against their quick guards.”All totaled, the Patriots connected on an astounding 14-for-27 from beyond the arch en route to a convincing 76-50 victory over the previously undefeated Royal Knights.“The score is a little misleading,” Sterling said. “We got up 15 in the second quarter and our defensive effort was outstanding. They’re a good offensive team and we made the effort to play defense. They only played six players and I think the big court and fatigue finally set in.”Mack led the way with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Amanda Ulrich, the sophomore point guard, added 19 points and nine assists. Damaris Rodriguez, the fabulous freshman, also threw in 19 points and added six rebounds.And now, Secaucus has its second Hudson County championship after going so many years without one, the second in three years.“We had some nice successful seasons,” Sterling said. “We were close a couple times.”No worries about coming close now. Secaucus, from the little Group I program, is the county’s best again.“When you finally do win it, it feels really good,” Sterling said. “I’m so happy for the girls. They accepted their roles and worked hard.”With not a single senior on the roster, can we be looking at a repeat performance in 2018?…For the first time since 2011, New Jersey City University is headed to the NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament. The Gothic Knights received an at-large berth and will face Skidmore College in the first round at Babson University near Boston this weekend.The Gothic Knights were a little devastated when they lost in the New Jersey Athletic Conference title game to Ramapo College, coached by North Bergen native Chuck McBreen, on a 45-foot heave at the buzzer.After getting snubbed by the NCAA D-III committee last year and now dealing with the buzzer beating bomb, NJCU senior Chinwe Wosu had to wonder what the Gothic Knights had to do to go to the D-III dance.“Coming off that loss [to Ramapo], I felt we deserved a second chance,” said Wosu, the Jersey City resident and first University Charter grad to play college basketball. “Now, I’m getting a chance to go out with a bang. It would have been hard for us not to go again. We worked hard all season to get this chance. We’re building something here and I’m glad to be a part of it.”Wosu is a graduate student who already received his bachelor’s degree. He was named the NJAC Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year. Not bad for someone who was cut from the squad as a freshman.NJCU head coach Marc Brown, the former Siena great, knows how important it is for his program to get the chance to dance again.“It’s a very big deal,” Brown said. “Our goal every year is to get to the tournament and sometimes that doesn’t happen. I want to get this program to where my father had it.”Brown’s father is the legendary Charlie Brown, who was the head coach at NJCU for 20 years and led the Gothic Knights to the postseason in almost every single one of those years.“It was a devastating loss we suffered to Ramapo,” Brown said. “Our goal was to get to the NCAA and see what we can do. We want to keep the season going.”…St. Dominic Academy track standout Malia Gray reached 17-1 in the long jump at the Eastern Invitational meet Tuesday night at the New York Armory. She became the first SDA athlete to reach 17 feet and it’s the longest jump in Hudson County since 1984…Last week, we made a horrendous error with the Boys’ Basketball Top Five, for some reason omitting St. Peter’s Prep, who should have been listed as the No. 3 team, as the Marauders are this week. We apologize to the Marauders and to anyone offended by the sloppy mistake…Hudson Reporter Boys’ High School Basketball Top Five: 1. St. Anthony (20-5). 2. Hudson Catholic (23-3). 3. St. Peter’s Prep (18-7). 4. North Bergen (21-5). 5. Snyder (15-9)…Hudson Reporter Girls’ High School Basketball Top Five: 1. Secaucus (24-3). 2. Marist (21-1). 3. Lincoln (20-5). 4. Bayonne (19-6). 5. Weehawken (22-3)…-Jim HagueJim Hague can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] ×SECOND IN THREE YEARS – The Secaucus High School girls’ basketball team celebrated their second Hudson County Tournament title in the last three years, quite an accomplishment for NJSIAA Group I school.center_img When the high school basketball season began in earnest with the first days of tryouts last November, veteran Secaucus girls’ head coach John Sterling really didn’t know what kind of team he had.It wasn’t a veteran team. It wasn’t a proven squad. The Patriots were a team of question marks and Sterling knew it.last_img read more

Workshop encore

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaA common challenge for landscape businesses is bidding on a job. Bid too low and you lose money. Bid too high and you don’t get the job. Fortunately, the University of Georgia takes the guesswork out of it.The UGA “Cost Estimating and Job Bidding Workshops for Landscape Professionals” were filled twice this year. So the university is offering them again May 10-11 in Athens, Ga.”After 26 years in the business, finally, someone made sense out of the bidding madness,” one attender said after the March workshops.UGA horticulturists Gary Wade and Elizabeth Winans and economist Cesar Escalante will provide computer software and show how to use it to estimate overhead, labor and equipment costs.The first day’s sessions will show how to use Hort Scape to figure landscape installation costs. Friday’s program will show how to use Hort Management for maintenance cost estimating.The workshop will start at 8:30 a.m. each day in Room 202 of Conner Hall on the UGA Athens campus. The program is limited to 40 people. Don’t wait to sign up.The registration fee is $100 for one workshop or $150 for both. The fee covers the cost of the software, lunch, refreshment breaks and instruction. When you sign up, you’ll get a parking pass for one or both days, driving directions and a listing of local lodging options.Register online at or by phone with a credit card at (706) 583-0347. Or download a form ( cceCostEstJobBidRegistration.pdf) and fax it to (706) 583-0348 or mail it with a check to Carla Wood, University of Georgia, 200 Hoke Smith Building, Athens, GA 30602.If you have questions, call Wood at (706) 583-0347. Or e-mail her at [email protected]last_img read more

Young Scholars

first_imgThis year, 60 students from across the state and two from outside of Georgia joined the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Young Scholars research program and broke new ground in the agricultural sciences.For more than two decades, the CAES Young Scholars Program has paired the college’s researchers with high school students to foster students’ love of science and introduce them to the breadth of study that forms the foundation of agriculture, Georgia’s largest industry.During the Young Scholars Program, students are paid to work as research assistants in laboratories across the college to complete real research projects alongside faculty mentors.“Each year, we are pleased with the level of research students are able to accomplish in six weeks,” said Victoria David, director of the CAES Office of Diversity Affairs. “Many Young Scholars alumni who got their initial exposure to science in this program currently work in labs across this campus and in industry.”The students worked in some of the most advanced laboratories on UGA’s Griffin, Tifton and Athens campuses during the six-week program. They assisted in research projects led by UGA faculty and, at the end of the program, presented their findings in a research symposium. Some students may be listed as co-authors on these studies when they are published in academic journals, which is rare for students who have not completed high school.Ten graduating Young Scholars will have the opportunity to continue their research work when they enroll at CAES in fall 2019.Former Young Scholar Kristen Dunning, now a sophomore studying agricultural communications and horticulture at CAES, told this year’s Young Scholars that her time doing research at UGA helped change her college goals and refine her career plans.“This college encompasses everything I want to do and more, and my heart is truly rooted in it,” said Dunning, who wants to work with a company that makes natural beauty products after graduation. “If nothing else, I hope this year’s students walk away with knowledge about agriculture, and I hope they decide to attend the University of Georgia and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”Sam Pardue, dean and director of CAES, urged the Young Scholars gathered for the program’s closing ceremony on July 12 to find career paths that spark passion in their lives.“I hope that whatever dream you have, you will strive to reach it,” Pardue told the students and their parents. “And even if you fall a little short, it is in that effort that I think you will find a great sense of accomplishment and achievement. Life is too short to do things that you are not passionate about, that you’re not enthusiastic about. And I hope this experience here has given you a glimpse of what that may be.”The precursor to the Young Scholars Program began at UGA-Griffin in 1989. The program was originally intended to provide a collegiate experience to students who were not planning to attend college. Since then, the program has expanded to include scientists at UGA-Athens and UGA-Tifton.Students selected for the program are truly ready to engage in real-world research. Because of this experience, many Young Scholars continue their research careers while studying at UGA through the college’s undergraduate research program.For more information about the program, visit or email David at [email protected] The application period for next year’s program will begin this fall.This year’s Young Scholars:UGA-AthensRon Adams, Shiloh High SchoolEmma Grace Brewer, Camden County High SchoolKyle Brown, Marietta High SchoolCatrina Chamberlain, Woodland High SchoolKhyathi Chava, Eagles Landing High SchoolAynslee Conner, Morgan County High SchoolMikaela Dallas, Oconee County High SchoolDanielle Davis, Academy of Holy AngelsJoan Deitsch, homeschoolAshlyn Donaldson, Eagles Landing Christian AcademyColes Ehlers, Clarke Central High SchoolMikayla Frierson, Buford High SchoolAnia Funny, Union Grove High SchoolSteviana Griffin, Dutchtown High SchoolHenry Huang, Tift County High SchoolAbhinav Iyer, Denmark High SchoolMorgan Lee, Druid Hills High SchoolOlivia Lee, Open Bible Christian High SchoolMatthew Li, Stephenson High SchoolMarin Lonnee, Oconee County High SchoolElizabeth McDonald, Athens Christian SchoolHaley McMillan, Archer High SchoolAdonis Merritt, Newton College and Career AcademyChristian Ona, Oconee County High SchoolCollin Pannell, North Oconee High SchoolPaul Patterson, North Oconee High SchoolShaan Prasad, North Oconee High SchoolAlexis Rooks, Oconee County High SchoolCarson Smith, Eastside High SchoolJ. Mason Taylor, Northview High SchoolUGA-GriffinJada Brunson, Luella High SchoolAustin Clark, Strong Rock Christian SchoolAndrew Collins, St. George’s Episcopal SchoolSamuel Cross, St. George’s Episcopal SchoolJulianna Dalrymple, Eagles Landing High SchoolTamara English, Dutchtown High SchoolEdward Huang, Whitewater High SchoolRachel Ibbetson, Haralson County High SchoolStella Johnson, Flint River AcademyMatthew Kim, Mill Creek High SchoolToni Miller, Griffin High SchoolNyla Neal, Dutchtown High SchoolMadison Riggins, Pike County High SchoolReid Robertson, McIntosh County High SchoolParker Scott, Rock Springs Christian AcademyEmily Shi, McIntosh High SchoolMackenzie Thames, CrossPointe Christian AcademyJolie Turner, Pike County High SchoolUGA-TiftonSam Aultman, Tift County High SchoolCody Beasley, Citizens Christian AcademyAudrey Conner, Tift County High SchoolJordan Daniels, Tift County High SchoolJacob Davis, Westover Comprehensive High SchoolClifton Edwards, Pelham High SchoolAshleigh Hurst, Cairo High SchoolAbbigail Toews, Tift County High SchoolAudrey Young, Tiftarea AcademyLydia Connell, Tiftarea AcademyKirsten Flinn, Tift County High SchoolPorter Hill, Deerfield-Windsor SchoolWalt Sanders, Tift County High SchoolLuis Torres, Tift County High Schoollast_img read more