Listen To These 17 Minutes of Straight Electric Beethoven Fire

first_imgThe Electric Beethoven album Beathoven came out last week, treating fans to jammed out interpretations of the 3rd and 6th Symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven. Spearheaded by bassist Reed Mathis, the foundations of these interpretations were certainly laid down on the album, but they truly come to life in the live setting.The band has spent the last several months debuting this “classical dance music” material to the live setting, with a recent show at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio. Thanks to Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven, we can listen to the opening segment, a 17-minute “Finale” from Symphony No.3, remastered from the night’s soundboard audio.We recently sat down with Mathis to discuss the project.”I honestly think that this is the beginning of the most exciting and rewarding music of my life so far,” he explained. Read the full interview here.You can catch Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven at this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive event on Saturday, October 22nd, alongside 50+ artists at three beloved Brooklyn venues. With members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, The Disco Biscuits and more all performing, we can’t wait for this festival! All information about Brooklyn Comes Alive can be found here.last_img read more

The bees’ needs

first_img 2Li Murphy ’15 preps the smoker. 3Georgia Shelton ’14 (from center), Ben Stamas ’14, and Austin Chen ’16 watch as fellow beekeepers examine the hive. Watch as bees use the fanning technique.Peters has found that changing the geometry and location of a hive’s entrance can have profound influence on the size and location of the inlets and outlets that bees create for airflow. He is now partnering with Nick Gravish, a post-doctoral fellow with the RoboBees project, to expand on his research by using the tiny robots to test out the variety of fanning behavior.“Because hives are vulnerable to overheating in the summer and becoming too cool and CO2-enriched in the winter, we may be able to design a better hive by doing more to facilitate the natural collective behavior bees use to ventilate their hives. Efficiency is everything,” said Peters.Peters and many researchers and beekeepers rely on the experience and knowledge of veteran beekeepers for their work. Some are Harvard employees. Lisa Boes, the Allston Burr Resident Dean of Pforzheimer House, has kept bees since she signed up for a class six years ago. She now lends her wisdom to the undergraduate beekeepers and twice a year hosts honey tastings where student residents share honey from their hometowns and their travels around the world. The event also serves to highlight study-abroad opportunities.Bodo Stern, the director of research affairs at the Center for Systems Biology, has been beekeeping for seven years. That began when a friend moved to Canada and left Stern his hive. For the past three years he has kept a hive by his office, harvesting honey for family and friends and serving as a mentor to students seeking to learn more about beekeeping.Beekeeping is deeply ingrained in Harvard’s history. Onetime Radcliffe College President Mary Bunting was an avid beekeeper during her time at Harvard in the 1960s. A photo of Bunting from the Harvard Archives shows her tending one of the hives she kept during her presidency. Cornell University Professor Thomas Seeley, a nationally recognized expert on swarm intelligence, kept six hives on campus while earning his Ph.D. from Harvard in the 1970s.One of the most compelling features of honeybees is their collective behavior — the way they selflessly work together to build and provide for their colony. On Harvard’s campus, life is imitating nature in that regard. From the veteran beekeeper sharing her knowledge with students, to the entomology graduate student partnering with engineers to test his research, an eclectic group of faculty, students, and staff is coming together, united by their passion for bees and their enthusiasm for hands-on learning.To learn more about bee behavior, Murphy likes to say it’s time to “get out on the roof and get with your bees.” 1Alice Han ’16 (from left), Amalee Beattie ’17, Austin Chen ’16, Li Murphy ’15, and Alistair Debling ’16 don protective clothing to enter the hive. Half a dozen undergraduates took short, hesitant steps as they headed onto a small section of the Pforzheimer House roof. Li Murphy was the exception. The energetic junior moved directly toward a small, colorful hive brimming with bees, and quickly launched into an impromptu tutorial.As the minutes ticked by, several students inched closer to the hive, and a few even volunteered to help Murphy pull out a frame that was “dripping in goodness” (also known as honey). One of those volunteers, first-year student Amalee Beattie, left the roof feeling exhilarated by the opportunity to learn something new.That was the experience Murphy had hoped to create when she co-founded Harvard Undergraduate Beekeepers a year ago with fellow student, and now alumnus, John Aloian ’13. The two organismic and evolutionary biology concentrators wanted to create a social forum to engage their peers in the life cycle of honeybees. The organizers also wanted to educate students about the critical role bees play in biodiversity.With support from the Harvard Center for the Environment and the Office for Sustainability, Murphy and Aloian began with “bee-ducation,” hosting movie screenings and small group discussions. After an intensive beekeeping training seminar, they installed their first hive in May.“Bees pose so many interesting questions to neurologists, evolutionary biologists, plant biologists,” said Murphy. “We wanted to build on Harvard’s incredible tradition of hands-on, experimental biology by curating our very own beehive on campus.”Novice urban beekeeping is gaining traction nationwide, notably in nearby Somerville, where a new agriculture ordinance allows for limited beekeeping on residential properties. At Harvard, faculty, students, and staff are not only researching honeybees and the causes of colony collapse that threaten the bees’ existence and agricultural production, they are also putting their academic interests into practice on campus. From rooftops to laboratories, an informal network of hives and beekeepers has emerged that is connecting people with a shared passion for bees.The students on the Pforzheimer roof were drawn by their academic interest in biology and their love of honey. Senior Georgia Shelton wanted to expand on her research documenting the bees of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum. Sophomore Alice Han was fascinated by bees’ social interactions and wanted to know more about how honey was made. And Beattie was drawn because the bee group stood out as offbeat among the many on campus.One Harvard beekeeper who is hardly a novice is Cali Pfaff, a third-year landscape architecture student at the Graduate School of Design (GSD) whose family raises bees to support their winery. On a sunny fall afternoon, Pfaff wound her way under and over enormous ventilation pipes on the roof of Gund Hall. After traversing the maze, she reached a quiet corner that has a small beehive. The hive was installed two years ago by the GSD Bees group and its founders, Hallie Chen ’12 and Connie Migliazzo ’13.In a blog post, Chen and Migliazzo said they created GSD Bees to contribute to a “network of bees that would serve to pollinate the Harvard Community Garden, as well as the numerous surrounding community gardens in Cambridge, while also serving as a symbol of the importance of bees to the sustainability of our larger food system.” After installing the hive, they partnered with the GSD Green Design student group to design and build a structure to protect the bees during winter. This year Pfaff hopes to install raised beds near the hive to observe how bees interact with the plants she and her peers grow.Pfaff, who is drawn to bees because they are “fascinating creatures engaged in a selfless enterprise,” believes small beehives hold great promise for the urban environment, not only in building a community of individuals committed to protecting bees but also because bees are highly adaptable and can fit into an urban ecology where nothing (soil or plants, for instance) is local anymore.“Bees are highly interdisciplinary,” Pfaff said. “My work with bees has allowed me to be in touch with more people throughout the University than anything else.”Murphy and Pfaff joined many of Harvard’s novice beekeepers on Sept. 10 for Bee Day, a series of events hosted by the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Food Literacy Project to highlight the importance of honeybees and beekeeping to biodiversity, the food supply, and human health. The day included tours of the student group hives and ended with a showing of “More Than Honey,” followed by a discussion with Alex Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). In a study published last year, Lu tied pesticide use to bee colony collapse.In addition to Lu’s work, researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard are using lessons from bee behavior to enhance prototypes of tiny robotic insects they developed called RoboBees. And in research that could help improve future beehive design, Ph.D. student Jake Peters is working out of Harvard’s Concord Field Station to study the circulatory systems that bees use through collective behavior to regulate temperatures and carbon dioxide levels in their hives. In this natural process, bees fan their wings in a motion different than flying, seek existing airflows to amplify, and then snap into alignment with each other to create an airflow that ventilates their hives.Beehive at Concord Field Station 5Amalee Beattie ’17 (left) adds smoke, which calms the bees, to the hive as Li Murphy ’15 opens it. 4The bees swarm. 6Li Murphy ’15 holds up a section of the hive. 7Li Murphy ’15 at work. 8Amalee Beattie ’17 (left) assists Li Murphy ’15 with the open hive. 9Georgia Shelton ’14 (left) and Amalee Beattie ’17 observe.last_img read more

Rewriting Your Resume? Don’t Forget These 7 Impressive Skills

first_img 3.1★ RN, Registered Nurse – OP Chemotherapy CHRISTUS Health Houston, TX Pest Control Technician United Pest Solutions Seattle, WA 3.5★ 23 hours ago 23h 5.0★ Interior Designer – St. Louis & Dallas Oculus Saint Louis, MO 23 hours ago 23h 3.1★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, IL 23 hours ago 23h Registered Nurse Supervisor RN Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehab Waterbury, CT Certified Nursing Assistant CNA Towne Nursing Staff Hollis, NY 23 hours ago 23h 2.8★ N/A 2.5★ Director, Advanced Technology Policy General Motors United States 4.5★ 4.7★ Browse Open Jobs In a job market where recruiters review an average of up to 250 applications per job listing, you need to submit a resume that stands out. But where do you even start? Since you already know which skills to leave off your resume, and you’ve studied which trends to try and which to ignore, it’s time to talk about what should be on your resume. Here are three expert’s takes on the seven skills that will have recruiters excited to see your resume come through their queue: Technical skills that pop: website development and design, data collection and analysis, and social media   Whether you’re a high-tech data scientist or a high-performing elementary school teacher, here’s a selection of technical skills that can make you stand out from the competition:1. Website Development and Design  Website development and design aren’t just for website developers and designers anymore, writes J.T. O’Donnell, founder and CEO of the career coaching site WorkItDaily.com, on LinkedIn: “Times have changed,” she continues. “The [website design] technology has gotten a lot better, and job seekers are more savvy at branding themselves properly. Now, I actually think personal sites are a good idea for all professionals.”Resume tip: Build a simple website using an easy-to-learn tool like WordPress, Blogger, Squarespace, or countless other website-building platforms. Include a link to your personal website on your resume, but don’t explicitly list website building skills on your resume unless you’ve achieved a basic level of competency that you could repeat on the job.2. Data collection and analysis Increased technology usage in the workplace means there’s more data than ever to collect, track, and analyze. That’s why data analysis is such a huge growth area, says Matt Sigelman, the CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, on Time.com: “Mainstream American companies have come to realize that in order to become more effective in the marketplace, they need to analyze data,” explains Sigelman. “And we’re seeing those skills showing up at a premium in a variety of industries, including marketing, logistics jobs, and operations management jobs.”Resume tip: Reflect on the opportunities you’ve had to capture and analyze data in your current job and include them on your resume. If you can’t think of any, consider taking a free online course in data analytics from a website like edX or Coursera, then apply what you learn on the job. 3. Social MediaSocial media makes a timely addition to any resume, says career coach Bethany Wallace: “Regardless of career field and job role, possessing social media management skills is a plus for any candidate,” she remarks. “Many companies still resist hiring a social media manager, and the ability to fill that gap might make the difference in a candidate’s standing.”Resume tip: If you completed coursework or an internship that involved social media, include it on your resume. Extra points for sharing the online branding campaign you developed using Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to drive traffic to your company’s website. Don’t list recreational social media on your resume – limit this technical skill for times that you’ve managed social media accounts in a professional capacity. Want to stand out from the crowd? Don’t miss this report: “We Asked 750 Hiring Managers What Makes a Candidate Irresistible, Here’s What They Said”Soft skills: Communication, problem-solving, and a positive attitudeEven in a technical age, it’s not all about technical skills. In fact, in a report compiled by the International Association of Administrative Professionals, OfficeTeam, and HR.com, 67 percent of HR managers said they’d hire a candidate with strong soft skills even if that person’s technical skills were lacking. While you can’t rely on being hired for a job based on soft skills instead of technical talent, such a strong majority opinion among hiring managers is more than enough incentive to bring a focus to soft skills on your resume and in your interview process. Just don’t list them out point-blank – that’s an amateur (and unconvincing) way to do it. Instead, provide an accomplishment statement or proof statements for soft skills you’ve shown on the job.4. Communication “It’s easy for Employers can clearly detect which candidates are great listeners and clear, concise, and coherent when speaking during an interview,” explains Wallace. “Did you send a thank you card after the interview or express gratitude for the opportunity in another way? If not, you won’t likely be the top pick.”Resume tip: Edit your resume for grammar and spelling, but also for clarity. Rewrite long sentences to be shorter, then read your resume out loud to make sure all of your thoughts make sense. Prove your communication skills by email and phone by being brief and to-the-point – yet warm – whenever you interact with the recruiter.5. Problem-Solving“Employees themselves are hopefully ‘solved problems,’ fulfilling their job duties and more,” writes Jessica Amidon on the AthLife blog, a career development resource for post-professional, professional, and collegiate athletes. “An employee that is able to present creative solutions to complex problems creates tremendous value for the employer and makes himself indispensable.”Resume tip: Most resume bullet points focus on the solution of a problem, such as “Raised email open rates 10 percent.” Whenever possible, articulate the problem as well as the solution so that recruiters can see exactly how you’ve applied your problem-solving skills. 6. Positive Attitude“Having a positive attitude is absolutely crucial if candidates want to stand out from their peers, many of whom (particularly Gen Z candidates) may unknowingly display an attitude of entitlement,” says Wallace. “Since the positive opposite of entitlement is gratitude, candidates who demonstrate gratitude and assume responsibility for both their strengths and weaknesses will stand out.”Resume tip: It’s easier to display a positive attitude in an interview than on a resume, but you can start by framing your on-the-job challenges in a positive way. Using verbs like “overcame,” “surmounted,” “succeeded,” and “won,” on your resume can contribute to an overall energetic impression. Read this to make sure you’re actively combatting youthful stereotypes: “How to Smash the Millennial Stereotype”Whether you’re one of the millions of Americans looking for a job, or employed but looking for your next move, list as many of these skills as you can to make your resume pop. 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An international self-employment boom

first_imgNot only have we seen an influx of new freelancers here in the U.S., but the UK is experiencing an emergence as well. More than 1 million people become self-employed in the UK since 2008; that’s one quarter of all self-employed in that whole country. Read on. Now, will policy makers address their needs?last_img