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College offers new languages

first_imgBeginning this fall, students enrolled in the international economics major will be able to choose five additional languages in their course of study, a change that will better position these students for careers in foreign operations, a press release stated Friday. “Beginning this fall, University of Notre Dame undergraduate students interested in pursuing international economics as a major can choose from among five new language options: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, German and Russian,” the release stated. These languages will be offered in addition to French, Italian and Spanish, which are already available to students. Established in the summer of 2012, international economics is the newest major in the College of Arts and Letters. The program “combines substantial coursework in the Department of Economics with advanced training in language and culture,” according to the release Professor Richard Jensen, Gilbert F. Schaefer Professor and Chair of Economics, said the department always intended to add more languages once the University approved the proposal for the international economics major. “Nearly 30 students now have declared the major with only the romance languages as an option, so it appears the demand for this new major with all languages will be substantial,” Jensen said. Jensen said that the major was designed to prepare students for jobs in foreign operations for major firms, NGOs or governmental agencies. “It is more likely to hire a student with both expertise in economics and in language and culture of the country than a student with only expertise in economics or a student with only expertise in language and culture,” Jensen said. Dayle Seidenspinner-Núñez, chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, said this collaboration will address a key area of interest for students in his department. The change will be specifically valuable for students majoring in Chinese or Japanese in addition to business or economics, he said. “We are excited to offer this opportunity for our students to pursue both fields of study in a more integrated way,” Seidenspinner-Núñez said. German is expected to be a popular option for International economics majors as well, Denise DellaRossa, professor and director of undergraduate studies in the German program, said. “One just has to look at the current global economic crisis to see the leadership role that Germany is playing – and will continue to play,” DellaRossa said. “Combining the study of German language and culture with the study of economics is a natural move for the two disciplines.” David Gasperetti, chair of the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, said knowledge of Russian language and culture will be a valuable commodity as that nation seeks to once again become a major player on the international stage. “Students who combine the study of economics with Russian will be preparing themselves to engage with one of the most important economic developments of the first half of the 21st century,” he said. Elizabeth Mazurek, chair of the Department of Classics, which houses the College’s Arabic language program, said this is a time of unprecedented political change in the Middle East as well. She said Arabic language and culture studies will be crucial for students seeking to understand consumer markets in the region. “An important part of the Arabic curriculum at Notre Dame is the study of Islam, which goes far beyond the Middle East and influences consumer markets in large parts of Africa and Asia as well,” she said. No matter which course of language and cultural studies students choose, Jensen said the new international economics major can position them to become leaders in business, government or nonprofits. “The more languages that are involved in this major, the more Notre Dame students can benefit from it,” Jensen said.last_img read more

Nokia 2.4 With Dual Rear Cameras, 4,500mAh Battery May Launch in India in November: Report

first_imgNokia 2.4 may launch in India at the end of November, a report citing industry sources claims. The phone was originally launched in September as a budget-friendly smartphone with decent specifications. Now, it is being speculated that Nokia licensee HMD Global is planning to launch Nokia 2.4 in India towards the end of this month. The phone comes with a dual rear camera setup and it was originally launched in two RAM options, as well as three colours.Nokia 2.4 price in India (expected)Nokia 2.4 was launched back in September in the European market and is now expected to make its way to India by the end of November, as per a report by MySmartPrice. As of now, there is no date for the launch and it is unclear if the company will hold an event for the same.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Nokia 2.4 came at a starting price of EUR 119 (roughly Rs. 10,500), giving some idea about the expected Indian pricing. The phone was launched in Charcoal, Dusk, and Fjord colour options.Nokia 2.4 specificationsThe dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 2.4 runs on Android 10. It features a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1,600 pixels) display with 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC and comes with 2GB and 3GB RAM options.Nokia 2.4 features a dual rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, you get a 5-megapixel selfie shooter with an f/2.4 lens, housed inside a small notch.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The phone offers 32GB and 64GB of onboard storage options that are both expandable using a microSD card (up to 512GB) through a dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, FM radio, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. There is also a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone. Nokia 2.4 packs a 4,500mAh battery.Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

Local Master Swimmers Help Set Six Records at New England Meet

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) Latest Postscenter_img Bio ELLSWORTH — Seven local swimmers, all members of the Down East Family YMCA Masters Swim Club, helped turn in six record times at the recent New England Masters Swimming Championships held at the Harvard University pool in Cambridge, Mass.These members of the Down East Family YMCA Masters Swim Club helped the Maine Masters team capture top honors at the recent New England Masters Swimming Championships at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., and helped set six records in the process. They include (front, from left) Jacques Tardie, Skidda Jordan and Ridge Jordan and (rear, from left) Bill Reeve, Scott Redmon and Matt Jordan.—BILL REEVEELLSWORTH — Seven local swimmers, all members of the Down East Family YMCA Masters Swim Club, helped turn in six record times at the recent New England Masters Swimming Championships held at the Harvard University pool in Cambridge, Mass.The seven were part of a Maine Masters team that numbered more than 80 swimmers and won the meet with 6,663 points, besting their nearest competitor by more than 2,000 points.Bill Reeve of Ellsworth, who swam in the men’s 75-84 age group, participated in five record-setting swims: the 200-yard, 400-yard and 800-yard freestyle relays and 200-yard and 400-yard medley relays.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textReeve also took first place in the 50-yard and 100-yard backstroke; second in the 50-yard breaststroke and 100-yard, 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle; and third in the 50-yard freestyle.Former Ellsworth High School standout Matt Jordan also helped set a New England record in the 200-yard freestyle relay for men ages 25-29.Jordan also swam his way to first places in the 50-yard backstroke and 100-yard individual medley, was second in the 50-yard butterfly, third in the 50-yard freestyle and 50-yard breaststroke and fourth in the 100-yard freestyle, and shared second place in the 200-yard medley relay and third in the 400-yard medley relay.Jordan’s younger brother, Ridge, who competed this year for EHS, and Jacques Tardie both competed in eight events for men ages 18-24.As two of four relay team members, they placed second in the 200-yard medley, third in the 400-yard medley and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle.In the 50-yard backstroke, Tardie was sixth and Jordan 10th; in the 100-yard freestyle, Tardie was seventh and Jordan 12th; in the 50-yard butterfly, Tardie was 10th and Jordan 13th; and in the 100-yard butterfly, Tardie was 12th and Jordan 17th.Tardie also placed 12th in the 100-yard individual medley, and Jordan was 13th in the 50-yard freestyle.Skidda Jordan, the third family member, also competed among women ages 50-54, sharing sixth place in the 200-yard freestyle relay and placing 11th in the 100-yard backstroke, 14th in the 500-yard freestyle, 15th in the 200-yard freestyle, 19th in the 50-yard freestyle, 20th in the 50-yard backstroke and 21st in the 100-yard freestyle.Scott Redmon of Mount Desert was the busiest of all the local swimmers, competing in 15 events in his age group.Redmon was second in the 200-yard freestyle; fifth in the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley; sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke; seventh in the 100-yard individual medley and 200-yard backstroke; eighth in the 100-yard backstroke; 10th in the 50-yard breaststroke; and 12th in the 50-yard backstroke and 50-yard freestyle.He also shared third place in the 400-yard freestyle relay, fourth in the 400-yard medley relay and fifth in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relays.Tish Noyes of Sorrento shared a pair of top finishes among women ages 55-59 as her foursome was first in the 200-yard freestyle and 800-yard freestyle relays.Noyes also was second in the 200-yard individual medley; fourth in the 50-yard butterfly; seventh in the 100-yard backstroke; and ninth in the 100-yard individula medley, 50-yard backstroke, 50-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more


first_imgSANTA ANITA OFFERS FANS A RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $161,455 ON FRIDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR A NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 12 NOONFREE CLUBHOUSE & GENERAL ADMISSION, AS WELL AS FREE PARKING OFFERED AS WELL ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 1, 2020)–Santa Anita Park will reopen for live racing on Friday and fans will be greeted by a nine-race program that will include a 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $161,455.First post time on Friday is at 12 noon and Santa Anita will offer free Club House and General Admission, as well as free General Parking.  Fans 21 and over can buy Two Dollar Draft Beers and Six Dollar Specialty Cocktails as well.Friday’s Rainbow Six will start with race four, which has an assigned post time of 1:36 p.m. PT.Today’s Rainbow Six, which offered a carryover of $117,616, attracted $191,479 in new money, for a total Jackpot pool of $309,095.Santa Anita will be open for simulcast wagering on tracks across North America on Thursday, with free admission to the Grandstand Paddock Room. Admission gates open on Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more