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Paulus honored for directing excellence

March 1, 2021 | aazfmwrl | No Comments

first_imgThe American Repertory Theater Artistic Director Diane Paulus is the recipient of the Drama League’s 2012 Founders Award for Excellence in Directing. The award will be presented to her at the league’s 78th Annual Awards Ceremony on May 18, at the Marriott Marquee before a distinguished audience of industry professionals and league members.The award can be won only once in a lifetime and is given to an individual whose work over time sets new standards of directing excellence in American theater. This award is being given in recognition of Paulus’ body of work, highlights of which include the tremendously successful revival of “Hair,” and most recently, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.”last_img

first_img Read Full Story Harvard College’s Advising Programs Office awarded 12 advisers from throughout the University with the prestigious Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The Star Prizes were established by James A. Star ’83 to recognize and reward individuals who contribute to the College through their exemplary intellectual and personal guidance of undergraduate students.Prizes are awarded each year to 12 advisers, three each in the categories of: first-year, sophomore, concentration, and faculty advisers.Nominations for the award were sought from the undergraduate student body earlier this year, and selection committees comprised of College staff, previous Star Prize recipients, and peer advising fellows chose from competitive pools of nominees to select this year’s recipients.First-year AdvisingTycie Coppett: first year proctor and assistant director of the Ed.L.D. program at Harvard Graduate School of EducationWilliam Lensch: chief of staff to the dean of the faculty at the Harvard Medical SchoolSteven M. Niemi: director of the office of animal Resources, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary BiologySophomore AdvisingJonathan E. Palmer: resident tutor, Dunster House and doctoral student at Harvard Business SchoolSteven Torrisi: resident tutor, Cabot House and Ph.D. candidate in physicsArielle Bernhardt & Natalia Rigol: non-resident Tutors in Quincy House; Ph.D. student in economics (Arielle); assistant professor at Harvard Business School (Natalia).Concentration AdvisingMeredith Dost: resident tutor, Quincy House and Ph.D. candidate in government and social policyCarla Heelan: assistant director of undergraduate studies in historyJohn Huth: Donner Professor of ScienceFaculty AdvisingJill Johnson: dance director, Office for the Arts; senior lecturer, Theater, Dance & Media; artistic director, Harvard Dance ProjectJon Rogowski: assistant professor in governmentIan Wallace: lecturer in human evolutionary biologyAnne Marie E. Sousa, director of advising programs commented: “Good academic advising has the opportunity to facilitate the intellectual transformation that is a critical part of the Harvard College mission. With the Star Prize for Excellence in Advising, we are able to recognize twelve amazing advisers who have given their time, their expertise, and their encouragement to the students at each step of their academic career.”Congratulations to the 2019 nominees and recipients of the Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising!Faculty and Staff who are interested in serving on the Board of First-year Advisers should contact [email protected] for more information.last_img read more

first_imgOn Monday, USC’s Department of Political Science hosted Jennifer Gandhi, a professor of political science at Emory University, to present her latest research paper on authoritarian regimes. Gandhi is one of the foremost experts in the field of elections under authoritarian regimes, and how authoritarian regimes can use multi-party elections to improve both their social and political capital. “Authoritarian governments use a menu of manipulation to play at holding multi-party elections, all the while having no intention of giving up power,” Gandhi said in the preface to her lecture. Her latest research focuses on how authoritarian regimes attempt to consolidate power into one ruling party in multi-party elections through the manipulation of electoral rules before an election. Most notably, this was the case with Russia and the 2016 election, which was moved from December to September, and saw the government very visibly switch the electoral system from a closed-list proportional representation to a mixed single-member district plurality, under which Russia operated from 1993 to 2003. This was the second such switch in electoral rules under President Vladimir Putin, who also presided over the switch from the mixed system in 2003 to a fully closed list proportional representation system right before the 2007 Duma, or general assembly, elections. Professor Gandhi focused on how this change in rules, while beneficial for the ruling party to consolidate its power and gain supermajorities in the legislative bodies of autocracies, can actually create “potential losers” within the ruling party. This refers to members of the ruling party who won their seats through the single-member district plurality system, which involved direct election from small, regional districts, now having to compete in the larger, less regional districts of the fully closed-list proportional system to which Russia switched over in 2007. These incumbents have a higher chance of losing their seats, which can lead to a disgruntled class of displaced elites that provide a real and tangible danger to the autocrat’s power and control over the nation. “Changes in the electoral rules can increase aggregate gains but also alienate some individual members [of the ruling party],” Gandhi said. She showed the electoral data from the switch of Russian electoral systems from 2003 to 2007. The argument that Professor Gandhi made is that, in order to both consolidate power and keep elites happy in authoritarian regimes, dictators must manage the tension of “prospective losers” by compensating them with political appointments or an electoral boost. However, according to Gandhi, the autocrat runs into problems, since the appointed positions are presumably already occupied by party cronies or other elites that the autocrat wishes to keep content. Thus, in order to accommodate everyone, new positions must be created, expanding the bureaucratic system of the autocratic nation.“Autocrats expand the pie to compensate potential losers,” said about Gandhi explained her research’s most important concept, providing a series of statistics to show how cabinets and appointed positions increase in autocratic societies following an electoral rule change.last_img read more