Archive for December, 2016

National Coast Guard Museum Association Honors J.D. Power ’53 for Outstanding Service

December 19th, 2016 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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J.D. “Dave” Power III ’53, founder of J.D. Power and Associates, holds the 2016 Alexander Hamilton Award, and is flanked by Richard Grahn, president of the National Coast Guard Museum Association on the left, and Admiral Robert Papp, 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on the right. Power, who served as an officer aboard the Coast Guard icebreaker EASTWIND during the mid-1950s, was recognized for his efforts and success in establishing the National Coast Guard Museum, which is being constructed on the historic downtown waterfront in New London, Conn.

Students in Economics Class Take Part in Pecha Kucha Night

December 9th, 2016 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Over pizza in Stein Hall, students in the economics class Latin American Economic Development put on a pseudo Pecha Kucha night titled “20×20 by 17x17x17.” Pecha Kucha is a concise presentation format in which each speaker brings 20 slides and speaks about a topic, and each slide is shown for only 20 seconds. “We added 17X17X17 — 17 students, 17 countries, 17 issues of Latin American Economic Development,” says Robert Reinauer, visiting instructor in economics. Invitees included students and faculty members from the economics and Latin American and Latino Studies departments.

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Charles Richard ’19 gives a presentation titled “The Venezuelan Crisis and Economic Mismanagement.”

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Marie Therese Kane ’18 gives a presentation titled “Preferential Option for the Poor: Evaluating Liberation Theology as a Model for Poverty Alleviation in El Salvador.”

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Rosangel Cruz Cabrera ’18 gives a presentation titled “China’s Mega-Projects in Latin America: The Proposed Canal in Nicaragua.”

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Emma Carlone ’19 gives a presentation titled “NAFTA: Its Impacts on the Industrial Sector of the Mexican Economy.”

Photos by Robert Reinauer