Laois woman Anna May chairs World Meeting of Families session

first_img Pinterest Community Previous articleIn Pictures: Laois company join in on preparations for the Papal visitNext articlePreviews of Saturday’s Laois GAA action as SFC continues Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp By Siun Lennon – 25th August 2018 TAGSAnna May McHugh Laois woman Anna May chairs World Meeting of Families session Her role as a grandmother “And as a grandmother to four young children Sean Óg, Tadgh, Saran and Derbhla the importance of handing the faith between the generations has never been more relevant and fundamental to me. Our children are like shoots of a tree that need to be minded and guided with tenderness and love.”“Grandchildren are a great gift. It is important that as grandparents and parents we are custodians of the faith for future generations.”“I can vividly recall listening to my late Grandmother and Mother telling me about the power of prayer. It is now only when they are no longer with us that we can look back and reflect about their teachings when the rosary was recited every evening, and now I find myself passing on that belief to my grandchildren,” she added.The NPA Managing Director will also be visiting the Pope’s evening this Saturday, August 25 in Croke Park.SEE ALSO – Retired Laois Doctor to sing for the Pope for a second time Community The National Ploughing Association Managing Director Anna May McHugh, moderated a ‘World Meeting of Families’ panel discussion in the RDS in advance of the upcoming Papal visit.The session was titled: ‘Handing on the Faith between the Generations: the role of grandparents’ – a subject very dear to Anna May’s heart.Anna May said, “My faith gives me peace of mind and peace of heart – it helps me think positively, which brings me joy and happiness. It brings a sense of community, love, belonging, purpose and meaning. I look at religion as something that enhances the quality of my life.”center_img Twitter Home News Community Laois woman Anna May chairs World Meeting of Families session NewsCommunity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Council Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

Turmoil, uncertainty weigh on Canadian IPO market

first_imgIE Staff The market for initial public offerings in Canada teetered into 2015 under the influence of equity market confusion, depressed commodity prices and a slack Canadian economy that all combined to slow activity, the quarterly survey of Canadian markets by PwC has shown. After a volatile final quarter in 2014, the IPO market failed to pick up speed in the first three months of this year. Just five new issues across all exchanges made it to the market in the first quarter, the PwC survey revealed, with total proceeds of more than $624 million — up from the meager $2.3 million in the first quarter of 2014 but below the $810 million from two issues in the final quarter of last year. The largest issue of the quarter was the $621 million float of Fairfax India Holdings Corporation on the TSX. It was the only TSX activity in a quarter that saw just one issue on the TSX Venture and three on the CSE. “Despite the slowdown, the IPO market is still all about new opportunities, and we saw emerging trends and developments this quarter,” says Dean Braunsteiner, PwC national IPO leader. “The Fairfax issue, an investment fund focused on businesses in the Indian subcontinent, is an innovation that has found favour in a chaotic market otherwise fixated on falling oil prices and other headlines.” The debut in March of the Aequitas NEO exchange is another welcome sign of innovation and potential change in the Canadian equity market landscape, Braunsteiner says. “We’re going to be watching the development of NEO with real interest to see what kind of new opportunities and new sectors it cultivates.” One new mining issue reached the market in the first quarter (Montego Resources Inc. on the CSE) along with one oil & gas issue (San Angelo Oil Limited on the Venture). PwC has conducted its survey of the IPO market in Canada for more than 10 years. The reports, which are issued on a quarterly basis, do not consider investment vehicles such as structured products as IPOs because they do not represent new equity raised for operating companies. Canada’s IPO market topped $2B in 2018 Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Share offerings center_img Diversity in offerings, exchanges highlights Canada’s Q3 IPO market Facebook LinkedIn Twitter TSX streamlines corporate takeovers Related newslast_img read more

Hospitality Training School for the West

first_imgHospitality Training School for the West UncategorizedSeptember 26, 2007 RelatedHospitality Training School for the West RelatedHospitality Training School for the West FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett has announced that a hospitality training school is to be built in Montego Bay, St. James.Outlining projects to further boost the tourist industry in Jamaica, Minister Bartlett told representatives of Jamaican and Caribbean media houses in South Florida last Friday (Sept. 21), that while the school would function as a hotel, it is intended to increase and prepare skilled personnel for all aspects of the tourist industry.The Minister also announced the establishment of a craft design school in western Jamaica to enhance the authenticity of local craft production as well as show the high standard of creative genius of the Jamaican people.The country, he said, has to be prepared for a tourism renaissance by lifting the level of production, improving the quality of service and providing a greater level of competence. In addition, Jamaicans must benefit fully from every dollar spent in the industry, he said.Outlining other developments to take place in the tourist areas, the Minister spoke of preservation in the eco-system, identifying Fern Gully area in St. Ann to become a ‘bush garden’ area, as a tourist attraction, and re-routing vehicular traffic.He also mentioned that Port Antonio would be transformed into an upscale centre of the tourist industry, accommodating boutique ships, and that plans were also in place to address the restructuring of Port Royal as part of the overall tourism development programme.Turning to the Diaspora, Mr. Bartlett cited the relationship with tourism, and the vital areas of linkage, such as the Diaspora being a market, and Jamaicans being the first contact or impression of the island. He further reiterated the importance of the Diaspora to Jamaica’s economic development, through investment opportunities in the tourism sector.Prior to the media presentation, the Minister also held meetings with cruise line executives and was introduced to the staff of the Jamaica Tourist Board in Miami.Accompanying the Minister were Director of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Basil Smith and Director General in the Ministry, Carole Guntley.center_img RelatedHospitality Training School for the West Advertisementslast_img read more

Jamaicans in South Florida to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Miss Lou

first_imgRelatedJamaicans in South Florida to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Miss Lou Jamaicans in South Florida to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Miss Lou UncategorizedAugust 27, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaicans in South Florida, will once again celebrate the life and legacy of the late Louise Bennett-Coverley (Miss Lou), at the third annual Community Cultural Tribute and Scholarship Fund-raiser, on September 6, at the Sierra Norwood Calvary Baptist Church in North Miami.The event will commemorate Miss Lou’s 88th birthday (September 7), as well as her work, which will feature performances in song, dance, and drama.This year’s performances will also feature the famous ‘Ring Ding’, reminiscent of Miss Lou’s performance with children. During this time, children will be given an opportunity for self expression in song, poetry, dance, and drama, in a fashion similar to Miss Lou’s celebration of the Jamaican dialect.Proceeds from this event will continue the support of the Louise Bennett-Coverley Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is tenable at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston.Following the death of Miss Lou in July 2006 in Toronto, Canada, the scholarship programme was launched in September, that year. The brainchild of Norma Darby, Director of the Florida-based Jamaica Folk Revue, the scholarship is awarded annually to a student pursuing the three-year diploma course in the performing arts. To date, three students have been awarded scholarships, two at the School of Drama and Dance, and one at the School of Music.This year, two students will benefit from the proceeds. According to Mrs. Darby, the scholarship programme is an investment in the continuation of Miss Lou’s immeasurable contribution, to the development of Jamaica’s rich culture.Mrs. Darby described Miss Lou as “a great folklorist who made Jamaicans proud of our vernacular, knowing that it is respected as another language, giving us pride and dignity in our cultural heritage.” She encouraged parents in the Diaspora to bring their children to the event.The evening’s programme will include a line-up of Jamaican talent in the South Florida community, including: dub poet, Malachi Smith; the Reverend Easton Lee; Jeanne Powell; the Sierra Norwood Calvary Church Children’s Choir; the Jamaica Folk Revue; the Tallawah Mento Band; Sophia Nicholson; and Chris Gilchrist.The cultural tribute to Miss Lou, will be under the patronage of the Jamaica Consulate General. RelatedJamaicans in South Florida to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Miss Loucenter_img Advertisements RelatedJamaicans in South Florida to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Miss Loulast_img read more

Sustainable Development Plan for South Manchester Communities

first_imgRelatedSustainable Development Plan for South Manchester Communities Advertisements Sustainable Development Plan for South Manchester Communities Office of the Prime MinisterFebruary 2, 2009 RelatedSustainable Development Plan for South Manchester Communitiescenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Residents of communities in South Manchester have been playing an active role in the plans for the sustainable development of a wide cross-section of communities in that constituency, and the districts within them.The Cross Keys Development Area, which is the area being focused on, includes a large section of the Canoe Valley Coast and is home to over 5,000 persons in four main communities and over 15 districts within these larger communities.Chairperson for the Cross Keys Development Area Committee, Smeadley Reid in explaining the concept said, “a little over two years ago, the Social Development Commission (SDC) came into the area and sensitized the populace in the Cross Keys boundaries about the importance of development activities in the area”.He said that a document was prepared called the Cross Keys Sustainable Development Plan that would see development taking place in the four main communities and the 15 districts.In rationalizing the formation of the Development Area he said, “No one knows the physical, social and economic conditions in these areas like us and so whatever development is to come to this area we must have a say and be totally involved in it. It is for this reason that the Cross Keys Development Area was formed”.The planning and implementation of programmes to develop communities within the development area is carried out by the Cross Keys Development Area Committee, which is a non-political and non-denominational organization with its membership comprising representative drawn from a number of groups in the development area. The groups consist of churches, citizens’ associations, senior citizens groups, and youth clubs, among others.Mr. Reid pointed out that the committee wants to ensure that when bauxite mining begins in the area, farmers are not neglected and the environment is not left ravaged, and that there is an adequate water supply system for the area, proper maintenance of public amenities, and that skills training and other like activities are made accessible to youths in the various communities.He explained that the committee will be overseeing the rehabilitation of social infrastructures such as the Cross Keys Community Centre, which has $5.8 million earmarked from the Constituency Development Fund for its renovation. Upon completion, a management team comprising representatives from the various sector groups in the development area will oversee the managing of the facility.“When the Development Area Committee (DAC) began, the Cross Keys Community Centre was the flagship of the DAC. It focused on it because we wanted to see it returned to its former glory,” he said.He stated that the DAC will also be implementing strategies to ensure the safety of residents and will be carrying out effective management of the Coco Walk Farmers’ Group greenhouse facility.“We want to ensure that our area is not left behind in national development planning,” he added.Member of Parliament for South Manchester in which the Cross Keys Development Area falls, Michael Peart said that South Manchester is listed as the poorest area of the parish and hence there was a need to develop the entire Cross Keys Development Area.He added that significant progress has being made in education as the area now boasts over four high schools, resulting in many students pursuing tertiary level education.“The most critical problem that we have is the bauxite mining… it is an inconvenience and a set back because unfortunately the bauxite is located where the most fertile lands are. So we have to manage our relations with the bauxite companies, the Jamaica Bauxite Institute and the Commissioner of Lands to make sure that the least destruction is made on our communities and to ensure we get maximum benefit,” he said.The main economic activity in South Manchester is farming and is the primary source of livelihood for many of the residents. Stapes, such as yam, vegetables, scallion and thyme, are the main crops cultivated in the development area.Parish Manager for the SDC Manchester Office, Rose Griffiths said the prime mandate of the SDC is community development and in particular governance activities, that is, ensuring that communities are properly organized with structures that allow residents to have a say, and participate in the development processes that are taking place in their communities.She said that persons will soon be visiting the development area to conduct a demographic survey so that the information can be used in assisting with the development plan for the area.The four main communities within the Cross Keys Development Area are: Marlie Hill, Plowden, Grove Town, and Cross Keys. The districts within these communities consist of areas such as: Coco Walk, Great Valley, Broughton, Ainsley, Heartease, Good Hope, Woodlands, Sommer Town, Buckup, Smithfield, Porter Town, Resource, Boothe, and Warwick, among others.The 2004 Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica lists nine Development Areas in Manchester, three active Development Area Clusters, 75 communities, 15 Community Development Committees, 342 Community Based Organizations and six Community Development Plans. The status of the Parish Development Committee was stated as being active. RelatedSustainable Development Plan for South Manchester Communitieslast_img read more

Jamaica’s Haiti Relief Operation Winds up March 19

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedJamaica’s Haiti Relief Operation Winds up March 19 RelatedJamaica’s Haiti Relief Operation Winds up March 19 RelatedJamaica’s Haiti Relief Operation Winds up March 19center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica will be pulling its relief operations out of earthquake-devastated Haiti by March 19, following Cabinet’s decision to extend the current period by another two weeks.Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, who made the disclosure at Tuesday’s (March 3) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, said that Cabinet granted the extension to ensure a smooth transition process.“The Jamaican contingent should be out of Haiti by March 19, which is an extension of two weeks on the basis of the transition between the Jamaicans pulling out and other CARICOM countries coming in,” Mr. Vaz announced.He explained that a decision was taken by Cabinet just Monday for the extension, so that there would be no dislocation in terms of the relief efforts.The Minister noted that, currently, emergency help is still being provided with the focus on offering primary health care at the outreach clinic. Additionally, secondary health care is still being offered for post-operative patients.In keeping with CARICOM’s decision to focus on the health aspect of the relief operations, an assessment team was deployed on February 19 to finalise details of the health recovery plan.He said that 159 health care workers were sent to Haiti, and they saw over 10,000 patients. Of the total number of health workers, 141 were from Jamaica, 10 from Barbados, six from The Bahamas, one from St. Lucia and one from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He said that the final health team rotation is to return to Jamaica between March 4 and 5.In terms of Jamaica’s overall support, Mr. Vaz said that, to date, over 350 Jamaicans were rotated in and out of Haiti to facilitate the CARICOM response, which included medical, military, search and rescue and operational and relief volunteers.For its part, the Jamaica Fire Brigade participated in over six search and rescue missions, while the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) provided medical, peace-keeping, relief distribution, logistics, transportation, damage and structural assessment and co-ordination support for operations.The Ministry of Health and the JDF carried out over 300 major and minor surgical procedures, and have seen over 3,000 patients. He also noted that medical teams reflect regional diversity with personnel from Barbados, St. Lucia and The Bahamas.In terms of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management’s (ODPEM) input, the agency deployed over $3 million in relief resources and equipment in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake. Over 500 volunteers have assisted ODPEM with sorting, packing and storing items for Haiti.Mr. Vaz said that the donation fund, set up by ODPEM, is currently just over $10 million and will be used to support Jamaica’s contribution to the medical response and recovery operations.Several other Government and non-governmental organisations have contributed to the cause, including: Image ETC, which gave $3.5 million worth of clothing, uniforms and school bags; Heart Trust/NTA; National Outdoor Advertising; Guardian Insurance Brokers; and the Social Development Commission (SDC).Other relief efforts entailed the Government waiving over US$90,000 in landing fees and airport fees, for aircraft travelling with relief supplies and personnel en route to Haiti requiring refuelling stations and overnight parking.Turning to the cost of the operation he said that, to date, $40 million has been received to offset the cost incurred up to February 5.“This sum is currently being liquidated and the requisite accountability procedures being carried out. Daily costs being incurred post February 5, is expected to be under the initial figure of $773,000 per day, due to the decrease in the number of personnel being supported at this time,” Minister Vaz said.He further pointed out that support for the additional expenditure, after February 5, has been committed by CARICOM, but that the actual amount is yet to be determined.“The CARICOM recovery phase will begin on March 6, and the JDF will remain in place up until March 19, to facilitate the change-over process,” he concluded. Jamaica’s Haiti Relief Operation Winds up March 19 Office of the Prime MinisterMarch 4, 2010last_img read more

First case of vaping-associated lung injury reported in Clark County

first_imgFirst case of vaping-associated lung injury reported in Clark CountyPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, December 12, 2019in: Healthshare 0 A woman in her 40s was hospitalized due to lung injury and is now recovering VANCOUVER — The first case of severe lung disease associated with vaping has been reported in Clark County. A woman in her 40s was hospitalized due to lung injury and is now recovering.A local medical provider reported the illness to Clark County Public Health. The woman reported vaping products containing nicotine and THC. The products were purchased at local licensed retailers.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and state and local health departments are investigating a national outbreak of lung injuries associated with vaping products.As of Dec. 10, the CDC reports 2,409 hospitalized cases of vaping-associated lung injury and 52 deaths. In Washington, 21 cases have been reported in nine counties, including Clark County.Cases nationally and in Washington have reported using only THC products, only nicotine products or both nicotine and THC products, as well as other vapor products. The CDC has not identified a single ingredient, brand or source of illness in the national outbreak, and there may be more than one cause. The CDC has identified Vitamin E acetate as a chemical of concern among people with lung injury.“We still don’t know what is causing this outbreak, and there may be more than one cause,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer and Public Health director. “People should not use any vapor products.”Those who need help quitting tobacco or vaping products should contact their primary care provider or call the Washington Tobacco Quitline, 800.QUIT.NOW, for access to safe, evidence-based treatments. The Washington State Department of Health also offers free cellphone apps for those interested in quitting vaping or tobacco.Those who continue to use vapor products should monitor themselves for symptoms, such as cough, shortness of breath and chest pain, and promptly seek medical attention if they have concerns about their health.Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Ridgefield School District announces winning design in Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest Next : High school sports: Catching up on basketballAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Name*Email*Website I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree guestLabel Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). center_img Name*Email*Website guestLabel 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

Lotus and Williams are partnering to build an electric hypercar

first_img Lotus will obviously supply the chassis, and will focus on doing something almost impossible: making an electric car light-weight.The car is expected to have over 1,000 horsepower – because that seems to be the benchmark these days – coming from at least two electric motors and driving all four wheels. Electric range is expected to be 400 kilometres. The Omega will fight against the top echelon of hypercars, and carry a price tag to match.RELATED Trending Videos advertisement Singer will sell you the ultimate Porsche 911 for US… PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos A new hypercar from Lotus is on the way thanks to some borrowed electric technology from Williams, according to new reports. The car could be called the “Omega,” and if any of the rumours about it prove true, we have to say we’re very excited for it.The hypercar’s development was first announced last month, and now F1 racing team Williams is signing onto the project to help develop its “advanced propulsion technologies,” according to Autocar.Williams will donate the electric vehicle knowledge it’s gleaned from its experience supplying electric powertrains and batteries to Formula E race cars, which it’s done since 2014. If we learned anything from Williams’ partnership with Singer when they built the insane Dynamics and Lightweight Study, then this could be a fabulous car. The Omega isn’t expected to be released for another two years. RELATED TAGSLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A cutaway of the Lotus Evora 414e REEvolution electric concept from 2012.  Handout / Lotus Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” This is how electric Formula E race cars’ sounds have changedThe partnership will also benefit Lotus majority shareholder Geely; the Chinese parent company also has Volvo and Polestar in its stable. last_img read more

CU Family Housing Remembers Victims Of Sept. 11 Tragedy

first_img Published: Oct. 10, 2001 Editors: To arrange for photos, please contact Ricki Martinez in the Family Housing office at (303) 492-6384. The Department of Family Housing at CU-Boulder will unveil a mural in remembrance of victims of the Sept. 11 tragedy in New York City on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Athens North Community Room on the CU campus. The Athens North Community Room is at 1855 Athens St. The mural is made of eight connected canvas panels, each measuring 3 feet by 4 feet, on which artwork and words of remembrance by residents of Family Housing have been placed. Forming a backdrop for the mural is the skyline of New York City, minus the World Trade Center towers, painted by Alexandra Stewart, a CU fine arts student and resident of family housing. The mural is covered with paintings of the American flag, scenery, quotes and other symbolic images. Some of the residents’ children have created drawings that will be made into a collage, including them in what has become a community effort. Where the World Trade towers used to be, there is a blank space on the mural’s painted skyline. Within this space, quotes and poetry submitted by the residents are written in a thoughtful calligraphy. “It shows that our feelings and thoughts remain, although the buildings and the people in them may be gone,” said Serena Wadlington, a resident manager with Family Housing, and originator of the idea for the mural. Wadlington thinks of the mural project as a way to strengthen the bonds within the close-knit Family Housing community. A mother of two herself, she sees the importance of community in her residents’ lives firsthand. She also wanted to find a way to include and support residents of Middle Eastern origin, some of whom have experienced a difficult time lately. “We have to build bridges to our Middle Eastern neighbors in Family Housing, and thankfully the other residents have been reaching out. It’s not right that some people have been separated from the greater whole. There should be no great divide,” she said. Some of the funding for the mural was provided by the CU-Boulder Housing department, but most of the materials were supplied by ArtMart, on the Hill in Boulder. “They gave us everything at cost or at a substantial discount, and for that we are very thankful,” Wadlington said. The mural will be relocated after the Oct. 14 unveiling for display in the Family Housing office and will be on display through the end of the month. For further details, including photo opportunities, please contact Ricki Martinez in the Family Housing office at (303) 492-6384. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

University of Colorado President Names Phil DiStefano CU-Boulder Chancellor

first_imgDENVER—University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson today named Phil DiStefano the 11th chancellor of the CU-Boulder campus.DiStefano , 62, has served CU for 35 years as an education professor, associate dean, dean, vice chancellor, provost, and as interim chancellor during pivotal periods in the university’s history. As chancellor, he will focus on extending CU-Boulder’s legacy as a national comprehensive research university, working closely with students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, the CU Board of Regents, and business and community leaders.”He is absolutely the right leader to guide CU-Boulder as it addresses critical issues such as re-accreditation, budget challenges and implementing the Flagship 2030 strategic plan,” Benson said. “Phil has served the university in so many capacities for nearly four decades. His insight and perspective will be a significant asset during these tough economic times. I have every confidence that his integrity, skills and expertise will make him an excellent chancellor.”DiStefano’s appointment comes two weeks after the president named him the sole finalist for the chancellorship. In March, a search committee comprising internal and external campus stakeholders launched an internal search for a candidate to replace G.P. “Bud” Peterson, who left CU-Boulder in April to become president of the Georgia Institute of Technology. For the past two weeks, DiStefano has met with key campus constituencies as part of the interview process.”I humbly accept this appointment on behalf of all CU students, faculty, staff and alumni,” said DiStefano. “Together, we will achieve great things for CU-Boulder in an exciting new century, and we will fulfill the university’s highest ambitions in research, teaching and service. I am deeply honored to be a part of this important work.”Before appointing DiStefano as chancellor in a permanent role, Benson spent considerable time with the search committee, and evaluating feedback from university constituents. Benson decided to tap into internal talent when searching for candidates to lead the University of Colorado’s largest campus, where more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students from Colorado and around the globe are pursuing academic opportunities.With four Nobel laureates and a research awards profile of more than $280 million, CU-Boulder is one of the nation’s most prestigious and well-recognized public research university campuses.DiStefano, a first-generation college graduate, earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University, and a master’s degree in English education from West Virginia University. He holds a doctorate in humanities education from OSU, where he served as a teaching and research associate. He began his educational career as a high school English teacher in Ohio. Since then, he has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles on various topics in language arts and education. He and his wife, Yvonne, have been married for 40 years and are the parents of three grown daughters and one granddaughter.Learn more about DiStefano at and about the CU-Boulder campus at .The University of Colorado is a three-campus system with four locations: the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the University of Colorado Denver’s Downtown Campus and Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Nearly 54,000 undergraduate and graduate students are pursuing academic opportunities on CU campuses. CU is a premier teaching and research university, and is ranked sixth among public institutions in federal research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. Academic prestige is marked by the university’s four Nobel laureates, seven MacArthur “genius” Fellows, 18 alumni astronauts and 19 Rhodes Scholars. For more information about all of the CU campuses, go to . Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 5, 2009 last_img read more