NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On Saturday, December 1, the University of New Haven hosted a very well-attended concert and public forum commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor and the fifth anniversary of the Maidan Revolution of Dignity. The concert was the brainchild of virtuoso pianist Victor Markiw, lecturer in music at the University of New Haven, and was co-organized with Olena Lennon, adjunct professor of political science at UNH. The program brought together leading scholars and musicians from UNH, Quinnipiac University and Yale University in a creative collaboration that spawned premieres of several original works by local composers inspired by the tragedy of the Holodomor and the heroism and sacrifices of Ukrainian freedom fighters. The unique program was based on the premise that music can inspire and speak to the soul in a language that can confront and transcend the incomprehensible. The repertoire included classics, such as Prof. Markiw’s powerful rendition … [Read more...] about University of New Haven hosts concert commemorating Holodomor and Maidan
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‘There simply is not a more important role in our law firm today,” is how Orrick chief Mitch Zuklie describes the firm’s chief innovation officer, Wendy Butler Curtis.Colleagues describe her as the driving force behind much of the innovation at a firm selected as North America’s most innovative law firm in the FT/RSG ranking for the past three years.She believes that engaging colleagues in an industry that is resistant to change rests on three pillars of “people, process and technology”. Ms Curtis is also sought out by clients for what one describes as her ability to combine thinking outside the box with “a nuanced sense of the law and a practical understanding of judges and courts”. Rarely have our panel of judges so quickly homed in on a top candidate for innovative individual. But the panel was also taken by Carlos Aiza, a senior partner who transformed Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez from a small player into a … [Read more...] about FT Top 10 legal innovators for North America
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Decision 2018 Podcasts Newsletter TV Radio Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 TVone GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases Event honors those who lived through Guam's Japanese occupation Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 2:42 AM ESTUpdated: Friday, November 30, 2018 2:42 AM ESTBy Joan Aguon [email protected] An upcoming event honors and remembers the lives of family members who endured the Japanese occupation of Guam during World War II. "We wanted to do something kind of different to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Japanese invasion of the island. And we have this beautiful memorial wall at the Asan Bay overlook, where some people on Guam have said, 'Oh, I didn't know that this was up here?', so we wanted to do kind of something different and highlight the memorial area and … [Read more...] about Event honors those who lived through Guam’s Japanese occupation
The long war over affirmative action turned hot again last week, as Harvard and lawyers for Asian-American applicants duked it out in a federal courtroom in Boston in a closely watched case that could end consideration of race in college admissions. I’m a veteran of that war. Nearly three decades ago, as a student, I was at the vanguard of a movement that took no side in the then-intense debate over affirmative action but advocated for something more radical than it might first appear: breaking down the secrecy over how elite colleges choose whom to admit to their ranks. Winning the chance to attend an Ivy League school is an increasingly daunting feat. If schools aren’t just going to auction spots off to the highest bidder, these colleges (which receive millions in federal funding and a slew of tax benefits) have a moral responsibility to defend their admission policies. Students, parents, faculty and alumni are also entitled to know that the schools’ claims about … [Read more...] about What is Harvard trying to hide?
President Donald Trump participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents, an investigation by The New York Times has found. Mr Trump won the presidency proclaiming himself a self-made billionaire, and he has long insisted that his father, legendary New York City builder Fred C. Trump, provided almost no financial help. But The Times’ investigation, based on a vast trove of confidential tax returns and financial records, reveals that he received the equivalent today of at least $413m from his father’s real estate empire, starting when he was a toddler and continuing to this day. Much of this money came to Trump because he helped his parents dodge taxes. He and his siblings set up a sham corporation to disguise ms of dollars in gifts from their parents, records and interviews show. Records indicate that Trump helped his father take improper tax deductions worth … [Read more...] about Trump dodged hundreds of millions in inheritance taxes, documents show