Notre Dame will confer seven honorary degrees at this year’s commencement ceremony, the University announced in a press release Thursday. Rita Colwell, a molecular microbiologist, will receive a doctor of science honorary degree. Colwell, whose work focuses on global infectious diseases, water and health will join six previously announced honorary degree recipients.Colwell is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, the release stated.“A highly sought-after counselor on science policy and education matters, she has held advisory positions within government, nonprofit science policy organizations, private foundations and the international scientific research community,” the release stated. “The author or co-author of 17 books and more than 800 scientific publications, she has been awarded 61 honorary degrees.”Tags: Honorary degree, Rita Colwell
Wicked Wicked celebrates its 12th anniversary on Broadway on October 30, and we asked you to join us in celebrating the only way we know how: lip-syncing to the score (with Krysta Rodriguez!). Watching your DubSmash videos—from “Popular” to “Defying Gravity” and beyond—was the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit. Here are a few of our favorites from fans! One of our best dubsmash moments. @broadwaycom @DaisyLap #WickedDubs pic.twitter.com/nzFbOrvN6r— Chloe (@ChloeBarr0w) October 22, 2015 View Comments Related Shows from $95.00
The big man is back in town! Jersey Boys vet Michael Lomenda will step in for Matt Bogart as Nick Massi in Jersey Boys from May 3 through September 4. Bogart is on leave from the long-running tuner while he appears in off-Broadway’s Himself and Nora; he will return to the Main Stem’s August Wilson Theatre on September 6.Having appeared as Nick Massi in Toronto and on the road, Lomenda also played the role in Clint Eastwood’s feature film adaptation of the musical. This is his Broadway debut.The Tony-winning jukebox tuner Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. The show features over 30 hit songs, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.”The production currently additionally stars Richard H. Blake as Tommy DeVito and Quinn VanAntwerp as Bob Gaudio. As previously reported, Mauricio Pérez and Dominic Scaglione Jr. are alternating the role of Frankie Valli. Both will play four shows a week; a performance schedule will be announced later. They took over for Joseph Leo Bwarie, who appeared in his final performance at the August Wilson Theatre on April 24. Jersey Boys Michael Lomenda(Photo: David Leyes) Related Shows from $59.00 View Comments
“You should be proud of yourselves. You are special. Take advantage of this opportunity and go on to be whatever you want to be in life. “On a more selfish note, I sure would like to see some of you in the uniform of an LAPD officer someday. That would make me so proud.” Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. [email protected] (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Monroe High seniors Daniel Ortega, Manuel Limon, Gabriela Alcaraz and Sebastian Skibicki are among those who aspire to law enforcement careers after spending a few years in the military or community college. A few of them plan to hire on as LAPD community police aides, earning $16.50 an hour plus benefits, after they graduate from high school. “This program has challenged us academically – and motivated and encouraged us,” Skibicki said. “I think we all feel some obligation and desire to work in the law enforcement or community-service field.” There are 1,200 students enrolled in police magnet programs in five high schools and two middle schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. They take a broad approach to the study of law, with community service as an integral part of the curriculum. But Bratton said he wasn’t at the North Hills campus on a recruiting trip Monday. The chief was there to say thanks to the kids and their instructors for being positive forces in their community. “With gangs and so many other diversions, it’s not easy being a young person in Los Angeles today,” he said. “You have daily challenges, stresses and strains I never had as a student. NORTH HILLS – Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton looked out Monday at the 150 cadets in the Police Academy magnet program at James Monroe High School, and he sent a message that came through loud and clear. With the academics, training and discipline they’re learning, the chief told them, the sky’s the limit. And he sure wouldn’t mind seeing more than a few of them wearing an LAPD uniform someday. “You’re the best and the brightest, the future of this city,” Bratton said. “We don’t want to lose you.” The Los Angeles Police Department has 9,432 officers – more than two dozen of whom have come through Monroe’s program. And with a goal of having 10,000 cops by 2010, the LAPD hopes training programs like Monroe’s will keep turning out potential recruits.