Hearing, seeing principles of dance

first_imgTwitter Email Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleNo cry for this EvitaNext articleSuicide patrol gets in the picture at charity exhibition John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebookcenter_img Print Linkedin DANCE Limerick is hosting a series of talks aimed at performers and audiences interested in creating, enjoying and appreciating the art form. Talks will be held in the Daghdha Space, former church of St John of the Cross, in John’s Square and are a modest fiver to access.Next week’s talk, ‘Creating Work Outdoors’, by movement artist and researcher Sandra Reeve, is aimed at creating work in outside spaces, and audiences interested in understanding the concepts behind site specific performances.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Reeve will open the discussion with some of her experiences and with examples of her own environmental performances on Tuesday February 25 at 7.30pm.For those with an interest in contemporary dance and who would like to learn more about how to appreciate and engage with  performances, Brigitte Moody, course director of the Graduate Diploma and Masters in Dance at UL, is leading the second talk. Her ‘Seeing Dance’ is on Tuesday March 4 at 7.30pm.Ms Moody’s talk will illuminate some of the seminal choreographers in dance history, as well looking at the work of Irish choreographer, John Scott, whose new work ‘Magnetic’ comes to the Daghdha Space in early April. See www.dancelimerick.ie NewsHearing, seeing principles of danceBy John Keogh – February 19, 2014 497 last_img read more

IU Trustee Candidate Profile Of Dennis Dawson Elliott

first_imgProfile of Dennis Dawson ElliottContact: [email protected] My desire to serve Indiana University began while an undergraduate student in the tumultuous 1960’s when protests in Dunn Meadow over the Vietnam War and the diverse political environment demanded a commitment to burrow deep into the reasons and opinion that were to impact my future. The campus environment was stimulating and responsibilities at the Indiana Daily Student and other news organizations created an atmosphere that encouraged personal involvement on many levels.After graduation I began a 22-year career with Bristol-Myers in Evansville, Indiana that placed me on the front lines of premier medical research, working both domestically and internationally. At the time I chose to leave the company 1989 to become executive vice president of a multi-division communications company in New York, I was the director of advertising for the company’s five pharmaceutical and nutritional divisions, a position that honed my administrative and financial management skills, and human capital succession planning.It was during this period I developed an understanding of philanthropy development through the Bristol-Myers foundation.  Concurrently I served on the board and was president of the IU Alumni Club of Southern Indiana for many years and worked to establish an annual scholarship for a deserving high school senior planning to attend IU.Prior to returning to the Bloomington campus in 2007 to join the faculty of the School of Journalism I led and supervised the accreditation of two continuing medical education companies. These organizations provided the opportunity to pursue my continuing research orientation while developing educational programs for physicians in the fields of oncology, central nervous system disorders and cardiovascular medicine. During this period I also served as vice president and senior strategist for a communications organization in New York.Being an officer in these companies did not detract from my ongoing involvement with IU. I returned to campus for career day presentations and discussion panels for students and as a member of the Journalism Alumni Board. In 2006 I was appointed the School of Journalism representative on the executive committee for the “Matching the Promise” $1.1 billion funding campaign.Until my retirement from the Bloomington faculty in 2014 my connectivity to student learning and their concerns was continually evolving. I listened, I counseled, and I was rewarded by observing their development, and today former students frequently keep me informed of their career successes. I served on a number of campus boards and committees including the Dean of Students Advisory Committee, the IU Cinema Board of Advisors, as a Faculty Fellow for the Office of Service Learning, and as a Hutton Honors Resident Fellow. I was also the faculty advisor for a student professional organization, advisor for a campus wide honor society and was a sponsor of student athletes as they began their academic studies.As a research committed university IU’s reputation is strong. My orientation to research as the precursor to informed action continues to this day as I continue research on the use of technology as a communication tool for the education and management of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.I support the multi-discipline research collaboration approach that uses the strongest attributes of these disciplines to work toward robust and innovative outcomes. I support research as the catalyst for documented insight across initiatives that will reflect positively on the university.I look to the university to lead attitude change on all of our campuses and be a leader nationwide in addressing the issue of sexual assault. Process and policy must be preceded by student education and student commitment to change the assault paradigm.As a candidate for the Board of Trustees my awareness of the Board’s purpose, priorities and accomplishments has been developed through informed observation, discussions with alumni and fellow faculty members and reviewing Board meeting agendas and administrative actions.  My desire to serve on the Board of Trustees is a reflection of my full-circle commitment to the university. My knowledge and perspective from my time as a faculty member will help guide meaningful personal contributions in the form of discussion and insightful proposals while fulfilling committee assignments and collaboration on new initiatives important to the university pursuit of excellence.I look forward to active involvement in a fashion that will effectively apply my experience from management positions in corporate America and from time on the Bloomington campus as a faculty member. My career has been rewarding, with profound recognition of the solid foundation from my IU education.  I believe my skills and insights developed through the years will complement the competencies of fellow Board members as we work collaboratively for immediate benefits as well as the long-term advancement of the university. I appreciate the support of alumni to place me in a position to represent them and I welcome contact through email at [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Dutch group seeks solution for early retirement stalemate

first_imgCurrently, the Dutch AOW retirement age stands at 66 years and three months, similar to the official retirement age in many other countries.However, the AOW age is due to rise to 67 and three months in 2022. It will subsequently rise in line with life expectancy improvements.The experts group proposed to compensate the most vulnerable low income groups through fiscal benefits to speed up their ability to accrue a pension for early retirement.“Currently, workers on low income often have fewer options to save for early retirement in a tax-friendly way,” the group said.It said it expected that, for the longer term, the social partners would develop additional options for retraining older workers.In the experts’ opinion, solutions for the retirement problem of people in demanding jobs needed to be found within individual industry sectors.They suggested creating incentives to limit the severity of occupations, as well as tailor-made arrangements to enable workers to phase their retirement ahead of the AOW age.The working group also suggested encouraging pension saving among self-employed workers by making their current fiscal entitlements subject to the level of their pensions accrual. The Dutch government should consider offering workers in demanding jobs the option of tax-friendly saving for early retirement, rather than limiting the increase of the official retirement age for them, a group of experts has suggested.The experts included representatives from pensions providers APG and PGGM, trade union FNV, pensions think-tank Netspar and the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB). They were attempting to break the stalemate between unions and the government regarding the official retirement age for the state pension, AOW.Whereas the unions have insisted on keeping the AOW age at 66, social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees has stated that he would only compromise as part of an overall agreement about pensions reform.In addition, previous governments have argued that it would be difficult to define physically and mentally difficult jobs when confronted with the issue.last_img read more