On The Babylon Bee Interview Show, Kyle and Ethan talk to David Storrs about the process of making prank videos, Fameless, and the one prank show David regrets making. Ethan reveals himself as a connoisseur for prank shows with David being one of his ultimate favorite pranksters. David has worked on the prank shows, Fameless, Scare Tactics, and Fright Club. David shares how he loves being in the awkward moments and how far he's willing to go in order to get them. Kyle and Ethan find out how some of the funniest pranks came to be. David shares stories of pranks that never made it to air and even the horror stories that happen when dealing with people that have no idea they're on camera. David shares stories of one of his favorite shows, Double Cross with Blake Griffin that should be getting a lot more attention. In the Subscriber Portion, Kyle and Ethan hear a cool story from David about the time a cop pulled a gun on him. David shares his holy grail of pranks that he has never been able to pull off. David goes into injuries that have happened while pranking. Ethan finds out more about David's views on conversation culture, instead of cancel culture. As always they end with the ever great 10 questions.
On this episode of Aca-Education, Justin speaks with Amanda Hanzlik, choral director at E.O. Smith High School in Storrs, CT about her path to discovering contemporary a cappella and how she has incorporated it into her classroom. Justin and Amanda also discuss a variety of ideas and resources on how to find appropriate contemporary a cappella repertoire for your ensembles! Resources: ArrangeMe All I Know of Love- E.O. Smith High School (Piece by Robert Dietz) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/acaedpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/acaedpodcast/support
Three generations of UConn fans, including Conor Geary and Jared Kotler, explore our Championship history and the future of the Men's basketball program playing in Storrs, Connecticut. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/davirro/message
Original air date: July 21, 2021 Sponsored content session by Goulston & Storrs A sea change in college athletics occurred on July 1, 2021: A number of states' NIL laws went into effect, providing student-athletes who go to colleges and universities in those states the right to monetize their NIL rights; The NCAA declared that it would no longer enforce its prohibition on student-athletes' monetizing their NIL rights; Dozens of colleges and universities published NIL policies. But with different or no policies in effect, how can colleges and universities compete in recruiting and generating new revenue sources? What does this new NIL landscape mean for athletics departments? And what does this mean for student-athletes? This session focuses on the opportunities and risks for colleges and universities in permitting student-athletes to sell or license their name, image and likeness. It also focuses on whether we can level the playing field between and among schools. Moderator: Robin Young, Host, National Public Radio. Panelists: Patrick Chun, Director of Athletics, Washington State University; Marty Edel, Chair, Sports Law Practice, Goulston & Storrs; Warde Manuel, Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics, University of Michigan; Julie Ruppert, Commissioner, Northeast-10 Conference.
We go behind the scenes with UConn Athletic Director, David Benedict. Our discussion includes the return of fans, life of an AD, Hall of Fame coaches, scouting reports, NIL law, and more from Storrs, CT. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/davirro/message
Dr. Tunde K. Szivak is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts. She earned her PhD in Kinesiology with concentration in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, her MA in Kinesiology from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, and her BS in Philosophy from the United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York. Dr. Szivak's areas of expertise include strength and conditioning, adaptations to resistance exercise, and applied exercise physiology. Her research interests focus on applied stress physiology, tactical human performance optimization, and mental and physical resilience. Her current research efforts center on the effects of seated load carriage on physical performance and subjective measures of mood and pain. Dr. Szivak's prior work focused on the effects of Navy Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) training on physical performance and biomarkers of stress in military trainees. Her most recent publications investigate resistance training considerations for tactical personnel and health outcomes among military officers. She currently teaches Advanced Exercise Physiology, Advanced Strength & Conditioning, and Strength & Conditioning Coaching in the Exercise and Sport Science Graduate program at Merrimack College. Dr. Szivak is a former active-duty Army officer, having earned her commission upon graduation from USMA (Class of 2003), where she was a four-year collegiate Powerlifting athlete. Her military assignments include two year-long combat tours in the Middle East (2004 and 2007) while assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She currently serves in the United States Army (Reserve). In this episode Tunde talks about: Her transition from the military to academia An overview of the mechanism behind the stress response. Global vs localized stress. The impact of fitness levels on the stress response. Strategies to improve stress hardiness. Resources discussed in this episode: Supertraining by Yuri Verkhoshansky and Mel Siff Breath: The new science of a lost art by James Nestor You can contact Tunde directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Linkedin Keep up to date with Monarch Human Performance via our website, Facebook and Instagram pages.
Today I welcome political scientist Prakash Kashwan to discuss COVID-19 in India. Prakash Kashwan is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Research Program on Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs. He studies how social and political context shapes outcomes related to the environment, economic development, and social justice, with a specific focus on the role of political and economic inequalities. He is the author of the widely reviewed and acclaimed book Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico (Oxford University Press, 2017) and a Co-Editor of the journal Environmental Politics. He currently finalizing an edited volume on Climate Justice in India to be published by Cambridge University Press, and another book manuscript on Rooted Radicalism, which focuses on Climate Justice in the global North and is under an advanced contract with Oxford University Press.
What if you were like the Black kid from Stranger Things, and you grew up knowing everything about comic books, and Dungeons and Dragons but you had to drive half an hour out of town to get a haircut? Cheo Coker grew up in Storrs, Connecticut playing with multi-colored dice and reading J.R.R. Tolkien. But then after covering music while at Stanford University he found himself right at home in another world, one that better matched with his outsides: Hip-Hop So what would you do if you could speak the language of two cultures and felt perfectly comfortable in both? Would you pick a side and stay in one lane? Or would you become the only one in the room translating Black culture for white people? More from Cheo Hodari Coker: Check out his book: Unbelievable: The Life, Death and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G Finding Cheo Hodari Coker: Instagram: @Cheo_Hodari_Coker Twitter: @Cheo_Coker Be sure not to miss Scott Talks on Wednesdays, our Sunday release called Sunday Edition & our brand new series On My Nightstand releasing on Fridays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series. Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
https://youtu.be/iBwEAKA2ylw Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )Special Guest: This week we are airing Fraser's prerecorded interview with Dr. Ronald Mallett, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Physics at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Ron received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in physics from the Pennsylvania State University. In 1975 he joined the physics faculty at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. His research interests include black holes, general relativity, quantum cosmology, and relativistic astrophysics. As part of his research, Ron has hypothesized that a rotating ring laser could, via frame dragging, sufficiently twist space and time to mimic the conditions inside a rotating Black Hole, potentially allowing a binary message (encoded in a neutrino stream) to be sent back in time. You can learn more about the theory behind Ron's hypothesis in this January 2020 Popular Mechanics article: https://www.popularmechanics.com/scie... Prof. Mallett has published numerous papers on black holes and cosmology in professional journals. His breakthrough research on time travel has been featured extensively in print and broadcast media around the world and has appeared in a feature-length documentary "How to Build a Time Machine" which won Best Documentary at the 2017 Philip K Dick Film Festival in New York City. The documentary is now available on Amazon Prime. His published memoir “Time Traveler: A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality” has been translated into Korean, Chinese, Japanese and is currently in discussion become a major Hollywood motion picture. To learn more about Ron and his research, visit his faculty website https://physics.uconn.edu/person/rona.... You can also follow Ron on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ronald.l.mal...) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/rlmallett). Regular Guests: Dr. Brian Koberlein ( https://briankoberlein.com/ & @BrianKoberlein ) Dr. Alex Teachey ( https://alexteachey.wordpress.com/ & @alexteachey ) This week's stories: - A really good measurement of Dark Energy. - China launches the core module of its space station. - StarShip SN15 NO GO BOOM! We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs. Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too! Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations. Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by Astrosphere New Media. http://www.astrosphere.org/ Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.
This week we aired Fraser's prerecorded interview with Dr. Ronald Mallett, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Physics at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Ron received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in physics from the Pennsylvania State University. In 1975 he joined the physics faculty at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. His research interests include black holes, general relativity, quantum cosmology, and relativistic astrophysics. As part of his research, Ron has hypothesized that a rotating ring laser could, via frame dragging, sufficiently twist space and time to mimic the conditions inside a rotating Black Hole, potentially allowing a binary message (encoded in a neutrino stream) to be sent back in time. You can learn more about the theory behind Ron's hypothesis in this January 2020 Popular Mechanics article: https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a30420165/time-machine-prototype/ Prof. Mallett has published numerous papers on black holes and cosmology in professional journals. His breakthrough research on time travel has been featured extensively in print and broadcast media around the world and has appeared in a feature-length documentary "How to Build a Time Machine" which won Best Documentary at the 2017 Philip K Dick Film Festival in New York City. The documentary is now available on Amazon Prime. His published memoir “Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality” has been translated into Korean, Chinese, Japanese and is currently in discussion become a major Hollywood motion picture. To learn more about Ron and his research, visit his faculty website https://physics.uconn.edu/person/ronald-mallett/. You can also follow Ron on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ronald.l.mallett) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/rlmallett). **************************************** The Weekly Space Hangout is a production of CosmoQuest. Want to support CosmoQuest? Here are some specific ways you can help: ► Subscribe FREE to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/cosmoquest ► Subscribe to our podcasts Astronomy Cast and Daily Space where ever you get your podcasts! ► Watch our streams over on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/cosmoquestx – follow and subscribe! ► Become a Patreon of CosmoQuest https://www.patreon.com/cosmoquestx ► Become a Patreon of Astronomy Cast https://www.patreon.com/astronomycast ► Buy stuff from our Redbubble https://www.redbubble.com/people/cosmoquestx ► Join our Discord server for CosmoQuest - https://discord.gg/X8rw4vv ► Join the Weekly Space Hangout Crew! - http://www.wshcrew.space/ Don't forget to like and subscribe! Plus we love being shared out to new people, so tweet, comment, review us... all the free things you can do to help bring science into people's lives.
We are back for a special Sunday postgame episode! The race in the top 25 is really starting to heat up as we enter the last month of the regular season With Arkansas holding strong at #1: Colby and Hunter break down their weekend series in Baton Rouge against LSU Where they took 2 out of 3 and outfielder Christian Franklin was the hero on multiple occasions We then discuss #14 Florida's impressive showing against #2 Vanderbilt Where they handed them only their second series loss since 2019: Weighing what went wrong for the Commodores in perhaps their toughest test yet We also highlight #3 Texas: Who took the finale in an in-state showdown between them and #5 Texas Tech (apologies for the error in reporting during the show; misread information) Other notable performances from around the league include Clemson sweeping #7 Louisville #8 Notre Dame taking care of business versus North Carolina #25 Old Dominion winning 3 out of 4 against #15 Charlotte #23 Southern Miss pounding Rice after a tough opening game TCU handing it to West Virginia And Seton Hall's Tyler Burnham no-hitting Georgetown. C Colby breaks down Fairfield's weekend against Siena, where they took 3 out of 4 in dominant fashion: Led by Jake Noviello (who else?!) and the returning Trey McLoughlin Unfortunately, the baseball gods did not want the winning streak to continue, but maybe it's for the best to get the monkey off of the Stags' backs. Hunter then breaks down UConn's last week: Including a highly competitive series at Xavier where our friends Kenny Haus, David Langer, Chris Winkel, and company starred for the Huskies in their 2-2 split. After the Butler series did not end up taking place due to logistical issues The #HookC pivoted to welcome Bucknell to Storrs, where they continued to take care of business: Led by a ridiculous 14-strikeout performance by Ben Casparius and a two-homer game from Pat Winkel. Afterward, we get into a little MLB action: Colby makes us all envious by detailing his adventures of watching King Jacob deGrom live and in-person last week when the Red Sox visited Queens. We discuss our MVP votes at the one-month point of the year Wondering how Mike Trout continues to just get better and if J.D. or Shohei even stand a chance, Why we are now on #TeamBryce after Harper's classiness following the hit-by-pitch in St. Louis The Dodgers' slide thanks to an array of injuries and why the 2020 season led to this Max Scherzer continues to be an absolute star and if the Nationals may trade him at the deadline Ronald Acuna being Captain Excitement, and more. Thank you so much for your support, and don't forget to follow the show @BeyondTheDiaPod on Twitter and @beyondthediamondpodcast on Instagram for the latest! More content than ever is coming soon after Finals season concludes... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beyond-the-diamond/message
Over the past year, many have formed virtual communities to maintain their connections (and their sanity). In this episode, Liz Cerasuolo Sobe (Director of Strategic Growth, Goulston & Storrs) talks with David Ackert about the role communities play in our business development and our mental health. Tune in to hear them discuss: • How to maintain spontaneous connections in online interactions • How institutions can support employee-driven communities • How online communities can transition to in-person interactions as we reopen
The winter of 1995-1996 in the Northern part of the United State just didn’t seem to want to end. Cold air lingered on well past the start of Spring. April was cold in that region of the country, especially New England and the first half of the month seemed more like winter than Spring. At the start of the second week of April temperatures were below freezing most nights and even during the daytime, readings had a tough time reaching 40. Meanwhile a strong storm was organizing off the coast of South Carolina and started to make its way up the coast, but a bit offshore, but close enough to first push snow only the southern New Jersey coast dumping almost 5” of the white stuff on Atlantic City, an April record. The storm took a turn a bit to the northwest and pushed snow into New York City, JFK Airport had 4” on snow. But the heaviest snowfall was reserved for New England. By the time the snow stopped flying on the evening of April 10, 1996 Boston had 6”, Worcester, Ma 16” and Storrs, Conn 17”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
AJ Storr becomes the 2nd Illini basketball commit of the 2022 class while the program waits for another transfer to join Omar Payne. Mike Carpenter discusses the short-term concerns and long-term optimism with Underwood's roster building. Later, he addresses vaccine hesitancy in sports, including the Illinois football staff.
This podcast is a digital archive of the WHUS News Team broadcast which airs on 91.7 FM once a week. This episode aired on April 2, 2020. For the news, we covered the arrest of a UConn soccer player for sexual assault, the rise in antisemitic incidents happening across campus, the arrests of two Storrs […]
Seton Hall enters a pivotal week with a trip to New England. We go Behind Enemy Lines with Providence Journal reporter Bill Koch to preview the rematch with the Friars in Rhode Island. We also preview our encounter with the UConn Huskies in Storrs.
Join David Ackert as he interviews Kelly Harbour, Director of Client Relations and Innovation at Goulston & Storrs, in this episode of the Market Leaders Podcast. Tune in to hear them discuss: • How she overhauled the data and tracking systems at Goulston to institute the SALI system, and how that translated to speed and flexibility in addressing new matters • How establishing clear standards improves matter management for both lawyers and clients • The ongoing developments of the SALI system, and how it’s shaping industry conventions
Lori Storrs, one of our prayer partners, leads us to the Word as we reflect on our own purpose and calling. God desires for you to love Him and love others. What is He calling you to do today? Keep praying and finish this fast strong! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need Prayer? Contact us at email@example.com Text requests to (303) 726-8672 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
"Work as though you are working for the Lord" Dan Storrs leads us to scripture and challenges us to wake up and do our job to the best of our ability. Give your day to God and give him all the glory! Take on this mindset and you will impact people in your workplace. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Need Prayer? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Text requests to (303) 726-8672 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
7 years ago this week, Creighton pulled off a historic beatdown of Villanova, knocking down a mind-boggling 21 three-pointers en rout to a 96-68 win. Joining me to provide some perspective on that after all these years is three guys who helped make it happen: Ethan Wragge, Jahenns Manigat, and Austin Chatman. I also recap Monday's shocking upset as St. John's took down UConn in Storrs and look ahead to the rest of this week as #3 Villanova returns to action for the first time in four weeks against Seton Hall and #11 Creighton looks to bounce back from Saturday's overtime loss to Butler on Wednesday against Providence in Omaha.
Bio Wendy White is the Chair of the Real Estate Transactions group in Goulston & Storrs’ Washington D.C. office. She counsels clients on joint ventures, development, acquisitions, dispositions and financings of commercial properties. Her practice includes transactions related to single and multiple sites involving office, hotel, retail, multifamily and mixed use properties. Wendy’s clients include public and private real estate investment trusts, local, national and international companies with investments in the U.S., as well as nonprofits. Background I’ve known Wendy since 1985 when I joined the B.F. Saul Company and she was a young associate at Shaw, Pittman, Potts and Trowbridge, a well known local real estate oriented firm at the time (it is now Pillsbury). She represented two of our correspondent lenders at the time with transactional legal work and was very thorough. Although I had indirect dealings with her I have always respected her abilities and savvy in responding to client needs. As you will learn, she is a horsewoman, a learned poet and literary scholar, as well as a gifted real estate counsel. She has represented many leading real estate firms and institutional investors both in sale and financing transactions in a wide variety of real estate types. We discuss her family, educational experiences, her career arc and her philosophy which she has customized as her own, which she calls “E3- excellence, engagement and empathy.” She brings all those qualities and more to her work and life. Show Notes Current Role Role at Goulston & Storrs- Real Estate transactions attorney. Sales and financings. 50% of firm is real estate (5:00)Working on Girl Scouts to sell property in Prince Georges County (5:45)Working on a school site in DC (6:00)Senior facility in Maryland (6:20)Workouts earlier in July Origins & Education Grew up in Miami (7:30)Mother went to Law School (7:45)She met her husband, her Father, at law schoolHad 5 brothers (she was #2) (8:30)Very competitive with her brothers (8:50)Stories of sports Different rules for her than her brothers (9:30)Story about “diary” violation by her brother (10:45)Public Schools in Miami HS class was bigger than entire college (11:45)Attended Sweet Briar College (13:45)Had Horseback Riding facility that attracted her (14:15)Learned “who she wasn’t, not who she was” (14:50)She had grown up riding horses in Miami (15:30)Riding empowers girls to convey power and confidence to horses and it is a life skill that translates (16:15)Find out “who bites and who kicks” translates to relationships with people (18:00)Board of college voted to close it 5 yrs. ago, but alumni came in and replaced the board and hired a new President who’s great (19:45)She believes the school is a “privileged” place (20:30)She transferred to UVA as a Junior to be in a larger college environment (21:00)Then transferred back to Sweetbriar for her Senior Yr. (21:50)After Sweetbriar she became a secretary to the Dean of the UVA Law School- Didn’t like it (22:20)Then went to UC Irvine to get a Masters in Fine Arts (23:00)Learned critical thinking and writing skillsPoet
Today, the Safari heads up to Storrs, CT, to visit the University of Connecticut. Ok, that's not exactly a zoo or even a conservation organization, but it IS home to Dr. Natalie Tocco (pronounced like taco), a veterinarian currently on her way to becoming a board-certified pathologist. What, exactly, is that, you ask? Well, you'd better listen to find out! But basically, Nat is the animal version of a medical examiner. She looks at dead animal bits (or the whole animal) to try to figure out exactly what happened to cause the death of the animal. Despite sounding kind of gross, this is actually incredibly cool, and also hugely relevant to both the zoo and conservation worlds this podcast likes to explore. Get ready to learn a lot about a subject you may not have even known exists! Dr. Natalie Tocco can be found by searching for her on LinkedIn or @drtoccoboutpath on Instagram ROSSIFARI LINKS: www.rossifari.com patreon.com/rossifari rossifari.redbubble.com @rossifari on Insta and Facebook
On this week's show we're joined by Alex Ouimet-Storrs and Bruce Linton of Óskare Capital - European VC fund focusing on cannabinoid technology, science, and infrastructure investments. Join us as we explore the role of a VC fund within the cannabis industry, how they operate, and why Europe is currently the most exciting investment space worldwide. → View full show notes and summary here: https://www.cannabis-conversation.com/blogs/episode91About BruceAs non-executive Chairman of Óskare Capital, Canadian businessman Bruce Linton provides strategic leadership and serves as head of the investment committee. Linton is a recognized leader, visionary and entrepreneur in the cannabinoid industry. In 2013 Linton co-founded Tweed, which became Canopy Growth and was the first cannabis producer to IPO on the Nasdaq in 2018 (CGC – market cap of $7 billion).Bruce created the world's largest diversified and integrated cannabinoid, hemp and cannabinoid derivatives company. By working closely with external Advisors, our network of investors, and with portfolio companies of Óskare Capital, Bruce shares his industry knowledge, network and expertise.About AlexAlex Ouimet-Storrs is an experienced venture capital investor in Europe with a focus in Deeptech technologies and has a track record of 2.5X and 14.6% IRR, who has invested across the entire life cycle of a company (from Seed to Exit).He began his career at Air Liquide in Paris where he spent 5 years working notably as an Industrial Risk Specialist and Energy Trading for Europe. Following Air Liquide, Alex joined Truffle Capital in 2011 as an Investment Director for the Energy branch of investing which consisted of investing in renewable power generation, energy services companies, materials, internet of things, agriculture and notably next generation chemistry. He was promoted to partner in 2014 and managed a portfolio of 11 companies, has piloted severalexits including Actility, Dymeo, ACERDE and Dietswell.Alex joined Solvay Ventures (the corporate venture arm of the Solvay Group) as the Managing Director for the EMEA zone in 2018. He performed two investments in Invizius (Scotland) and Kumovis (Germany) that are developing medical devices. Alex also has experience setting up partnerships between the Solvay group and startups.Alex is the co-founder of Oskare Capital, a 150 MEUR AIFM and ESG compatible fund based in Dublin that will focus on the fast-growing EU medical and pharmaceutical cannabis market. The fund has a strong team of seasoned VCs, medical doctors and researchers, pharma executives and cannabis entrepreneurs.Alex holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University (Canada). He co-founded two startups in Canada, one of which won the Quebecois Entrepreneurship Prize in 2005.QuotablesWe really are sitting on a bit of a goldmine here [in Europe] in terms of potential investment targets as well as some really groundbreaking research on the endocannabinoid system 11:40ResourcesFollow Óskare Capital on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/oskare-capital/Óskare Capital Website: https://oskarecapital.com/Follow Alex on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandre-ouimet-storrs-b79a644/?originalSubdomain=frFollow Bruce on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucealinton/
* After Trump, Reforms Must be Undertaken to Protect Democracy from Future Autocratic Presidents Caroline Fredrickson president of the American Constitution Society Producer: Scott Harris * Resisting Trump-GOP Authoritarianism Requires a Big Tent Coalition Christopher Vials, dir. of Amer Studies at UConn, Storrs, and co-editor of "The U.S. Antifascism Reader Producer: Scott Harris * Opponents Organize to Resist Minnesota Approval of Line 3 Pipeline Project Winona LaDuke, founding director of Honor the Earth Producer: Melinda Tuhus
This month, Long Dang and I sit down to talk to Jessica Tizzard (University of Connecticut, Storrs) about weakness of the will.You’re at a party hosted by a close friend. It’s been three hours since you got there, and the evening thus far has been chock full of scintillating conversation, a fun round of Charades followed by Assassins, first rate cocktails, and a dessert to die for. You’ve just now been invited to play one of your favorite games, which usually takes about 90 minutes to complete—when out of nowhere, the onset of a yawn yanks you back into reality. Suddenly, you remember you’d promised yourself that you weren’t going to stay out late, because you’ve got to get up early tomorrow for an important meeting. You realize that now is the time to go home and get a good night’s sleep. And yet, the allure of the game pulls you in. Against your better judgment, you play the game deep into the night, future consequences be damned.Since the time of the ancient Greeks, some of the sharpest thinkers in philosophy have tried to figure out what is happening in that scenario. Obviously, we frequently decide that X is the best course of action, and yet our willpower falters and we decide to do Y, even though we know full well that doing Y is counterproductive or self-destructive. But why? In what world does that make any logical sense? Surely, if you decided that X was the thing to do, the natural next move is to do X. Not do the thing you convinced yourself was going to be bad for you. Right?The trouble is that every obvious answer to this puzzle feels unsatisfactory. You could be like: well if I did Y, then I must have really decided Y was best. But if that’s the case, why do you feel so terrible when you do it? Why do you feel guilty staying at the party until deep into the night, if you’ve supposedly decided that staying at the party is for the best? Taking that stance is effectively saying: no one ever has a crisis of willpower. Whenever you do anything, that is definitive proof that you believed it was the best possible thing to do. But insisting that everyone always has the willpower to do everything they think they should just seems to fly in the face of what we know about the human experience.Another option might be to say: well, ok, I did decide that X was the best thing to do, but when the moment to suck it up and actually do X came, I was overcome with desire. The feeling of pleasure at the prospect of partying hard swept over me and signal jammed my rational faculty, blocking me from doing what I knew I should. So I stayed, and had to suffer the consequences the next morning. But then that feels unsatisfactory as well, because if I really was overcome by the pleasure instinct, blocked from doing what I thought I should do, then what I did was really involuntary. Like a muscle spasm. Or a brain tumor that made me do it. That just seems wrong: clearly, in these types of situations, I actively chose to e.g. stay at the party and suffer the consequences. Staying at the party didn’t just happen to me, like a headache.Jessica Tizzard thinks that the 18th century philosopher Immanuel Kant offered an interesting and novel way to understand what’s going on in these moments when you’re weak-willed. Step one in his approach is to take cases like the one described above and assimilate them all to what is often thought of as a different situation: the moral dilemma. A moral dilemma, as standardly construed, is a situation where you really can’t decide which of several options is the best to take. The idea here is that what look like situations where you knew you should do X but instead did Y are often, upon closer examination, really situations where you genuinely couldn’t tell which of those two things you should do. Sometimes, perhaps, when I thought I was having a crisis of willpower, I was in fact just torn and couldn’t decide.Number two in Immanuel Kant’s bag of tricks is to accept a version of the ‘I wanted to go home, but the desire to stay swept over me and made me stay at the party’ explanation, with one key difference: namely, he has a different take on what a desire is. Maybe a desire isn’t some physical pleasure sensation seizing control of your body like a puppet and forcing you to do something other than what you really want to do. Maybe a desire is really more like another set of factors to consider in your reasoning—it may come with a feeling, and present itself to you with a certain urgency, but really what it is is a set of reasons that you’re weighing up like any other. Understanding desire on those lines puts Kant in a nice position to say that lacking the willpower to do what you think is right is actually just a case of being racked by indecision.Tune in to hear Jessica Tizzard lay out the Kantian story about what happens when we act against our better judgment!Matt Teichman See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Brian and Trevor get geared up for the official start of UConn basketball season, hopefully...breaking down the big storylines heading into the season. Azzi Fudd is taking her talents to Storrs next year, what will her impact be? The IceBus is also getting ready for action.
On this week’s Power Hour Alex interviews futurist J. Storrs Hall, author of the mind-blowing book Where’s My Flying Car? which gives a brilliant analysis of what has held back many forms of progress, including flying cars, over the last half-century. Topics they cover include: What is the Great Stagnation? How did you become interested in analyzing the Great Stagnation? What is your basic explanation for The Great Stagnation? How does government funding of research promote stagnation? How does the “green” philosophy promote stagnation? What was the trajectory of nuclear energy before government started criminalizing it? What legal/regulatory reforms are necessary to decriminalize nuclear? What can we do to liberate human progress from its political and philosophical strangulation?
Rebekah talks with Alyssa about chronic illness, doing anti-racist work and healing as a white person, and finding her voice as a writer and human. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
UConn men's basketball associate head coach Kimani Young called in to discuss his new assignment, the path he took to Storrs, his unique relationship with Dan Hurley, the keys to finding success on the virtual recruiting trail, his role with Coaches For Action, the buzz around this year’s Huskies and more.
Hi Everyone! Today we have Jamie Storrs of Vail Resorts on the show to talk through some of your questions, concerns and more about the 2020/21 season. The theme here is patience & understanding, which... The post E113 – Jamie Storrs (Vail Resorts) appeared first on Out of Bounds Podcast.
Hi Everyone! Today we have Jamie Storrs of Vail Resorts on the show to talk through some of your questions, concerns and more about the 2020/21 season. The theme here is patience & understanding, which... The post E113 – Jamie Storrs (Vail Resorts) appeared first on Out of Bounds Podcast.
Today Pray For: Godly Leaders and Companies Wisdom in Re-opening Businesses Abundance for Good vs Greed Honesty & Integrity Stand Against Corruption --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Welcome to Biocitizen Banter, a podcast dedicated to environmental philosophy featuring lively discussions between people active in the effort to bring biotic health to our communities and commonwealth. In this episode, The Biopolitics of COVID-19, Kurt Heidinger interviews Dr. Jerry Phillips, literature professor at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Our contexts: 1) “[The UN agency’s […]
*Nurses Union Warns Public About Hazards of a Trump Rush to Distribute Vaccine Before Election Jean Ross, RN and president of National Nurses United Union Producer: Scott Harris * 100 Groups Call on the Next Administration to Adopt a “Good Neighbor” Policy Toward Latin America Medea Benjamin, co-founder Code Pink Women For Peace Producer: Melinda Tuhus * Armed Militia Group Attacks on Black Lives Matter Protests Triggers Dangerous Pre-Election Violence Christopher Vials, Dir. of Amer Studies at UConn, Storrs, and co-editor of "The U.S. Antifascism Reader Producer: Scott Harris
The Hartford Courant’s, Dom Amore, previews the UConn Men’s Basketball Season with us on the show today. Enjoy an insiders look at the coaches, players, and stories from The Basketball Capital Of The World, Storrs, Connecticut. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/davirro/message
On this episode we’re bringing you a Huddle from our sister publication Adventure Park Insider. Summer is here and many aerial adventure operations are reopening as restrictions ease. One thing is certain: it’s not business as usual. What do open operations look like and what are they learning as they navigate the new normal? Our panelists are: Candie Fisher, VP of Marketing and Sales for Outdoor Ventures Annika Truebenbach, Park Manager fo the Adventure Park at Storrs, CT, an Outdoor Ventures Park Phil Huston, Owner of North Shore Adventure Park in Minnesota Brian Johnson, Director of Operations and Jesse Griffin, Guide, both of Navitat Canopy Tour in North Carolina
This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fields, particularly within the biological sciences. Each month, we will publish in the pages of BioScience, and on this podcast, the results of these conversations. Today we are joined by Dr. Gregory Anderson, who is with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He previously served as president of the American Institute of Biological Sciences Note: Both the text and audio versions have been edited for clarity and length. Read this article in BioScience. Subscribe on iTunes. Subscribe on Stitcher. Catch up with us on Twitter.
Former UConn offensive tackle and NFL draft hopeful Matt Peart joined The Courant's Dom Amore to discuss his mentality as he awaits his first professional assignment amid the unprecedented obstacles of the coronavirus pandemic (3:30); his experience at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. (4:15); turning heads with his performance at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis (7:00); carrying on the legacy of Huskies who have made the leap to the NFL level (11:30); training at home in the absence of gyms (15:00); fielding those strange pre-draft questions (18:00); going against the grain as a Giants fan attending high school in Massachusetts (21:15); staying the course with the Huskies throughout the struggles of the past few seasons (24:00); and the enduring lessons from his five years in Storrs (24:45).
1996: The winter of 1995-1996 in the Northern part of the United State just didn’t seem to want to end. Cold air lingered on well past the start of Spring. April was cold in that region of the country, especially New England and the first half of the month seemed more like winter than Spring. At the start of the second week of April temperatures were below freezing most night and even during the daytime readings had a tough time reaching 40. Meanwhile a strong storm was organizing off the coast of South Carolina and started to make its way off the coast, but close enough to fist push snow only the southern New Jersey coast dumping almost 5” of the white stuff on Atlantic City, an April record. The storm took a turn a bit to the northwest and pushed snow into New York City, JFK Airport had 4” on snow. But the heaviest snowfall was reserved for New England. By the time the snow stopped flying on the evening of April 10, 1996 Boston had 6”, Worcester, Ma 16” and Storrs, Conn 17”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, we speak with Prof. Lucy Gilson about the ways in which business and research go together; we hear about how the Guerrilla Girls changed the way we think about art; and we look back on a very patriotic series of fires on the Storrs campus.
The No. 3 ranked Oregon women's basketball program just completed a stretch of road games that saw Oregon beat Utah, Colorado, and most recently No. 4 UCONN - the largest margin of victory at UCONN - in a span of five days. Matt Prehm and Erik Skopil of DuckTerritory.com break it all down. Following Oregon's impressive 76-58 win in Storrs, CT, Matt and Erik explain why the win is so big on so many levels, where the Ducks currently stand as they try and win the Pac-12 for a third straight season, and what the chances are of them landing the Portland Regional. All that and more in this Autzen Audibles podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Ducks traveled all the way across country and beat down the Huskies of UCONN in a top matchup. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kevoo-bandzz/support
TBJ113: Rebecca Cherian on encouraging young women players, the importance of allies and the Bernstein Bounce. Rebecca Cherian is Co-Principal Trombone of the Pittsburgh Symphony. From her bio: Rebecca Cherian was awarded the position of co-principal trombone of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra by Lorin Maazel in 1989. She has been trombone instructor at Carnegie Mellon University since 1993. Cherian was a founding member of the International Women’s Brass Conference in 1994 and served as the IWBC Newsletter Editor for five years. As a California native, Cherian began her professional career at the age of 16 as trombonist with the San Jose Symphony under the direction of George Cleve. At the age of 17, she appeared as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony as a result of winning First Prize in their Young Musicians’ Awards. Cherian earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from the California Institute of the Arts and her Master of Music Degree from the Yale School of Music. While in school she was awarded First Place in the Atwater Kent Brass Competition and Outstanding Chamber Music Performer at Yale. She studied with Miles Anderson, Robert Szabo, and John Swallow. Before becoming a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Cherian held positions of principal trombone with the Springfield Symphony in Massachusetts and the Rhode Island Philharmonic. She was trombone instructor at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, the Hartt School of Music and Wesleyan University. As a freelance artist, she toured with the Israel Philharmonic under the Direction of Leonard Bernstein, performed with the Boston Opera, New York City Ballet, Hartford, New Haven, and Vermont Symphonies and Goodspeed Opera House. In September 1993, Cherian enjoyed the honor of performing at the White House in Washington, D.C. as part of a 15-woman ensemble of brass and percussion players for the opening reception of the Annual International Women’s Forum. The group performed the world premiere of Joan Tower’s fanfare, Celebration, which was dedicated to Hillary Clinton. Cherian appears regularly as a soloist and master class Clinician at the IWBC. Cherian released her second solo CD, “L’Invitation au Voyage,” in 2015. Both her first CD, “Water Awakening,” and “L’Invitation au Voyage.” are available through cdbaby.com or amazon.com. She can also be heard on “From the Back Row,” a recording on Albany Records of the Low Brass Section of the Pittsburgh Symphony and numerous recordings of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons and Manfred Honeck. In this fun and lively discussion, we cover: The dramatic Rebecca/Becky controversy Playing with the PSO The recent PSO concert at Lincoln Center in NYC Technical difficulties Becky still has a home phone (thankfully!)! The state of the PSO How social media played a part in getting the word out about the PSO player's positions Her first gig was in San Antonio Symphony at 16 years of age Losing her slide story Women in the career field, how things have changed and what work there still is to do The importance of building allies in a group How to coach and encourage young women players (and the men too!) Diversity issues in general Picking the instrument in school, despite trombone not being a "girl's" instrument Soloing with the San Francisco Symphony at 17 Lance's monumental frack Playing under Bernstein with the Isreal Philharmonic on tour in Mexico and Texas (and learning Rite of Spring and bass trumpet in one day) Meeting Bernstein Bernstein falling off the podium (and bouncing back), AKA the "Bernstein Bounce" Herp Alpert Playing at the White House Links: PSO Bio CMU Bio Shires Trombone Artist Page Becky's CD Baby store From the Back Row CD (with the PSO low brass section) Want to help the show? Here are some ways: Help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. Show us some love on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Help us pay the bills (and get regular bonus episodes!) by becoming a Patreon patron. Show some love to our sponsors: The brass program at The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and Parker Mouthpieces (including the Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke models.) Tell your friends! Expertly produced by Will Houchin with love, care, and enthusiasm.