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Required fields are marked * Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 31 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Hathaway-Sycamores Assistant Vice President of School-Based Services Shefali D’Sa and School-Based Services Director Shannon San Pedro. (Click on image to enlarge)After a year of social distancing and remote learning, the mental health issues that children and teenagers are experiencing are soaring. Not only do students miss their friends and struggle with virtual learning, but many also have experienced deaths and job losses in their families, loss of housing (or fear of eviction) and food insecurity. The stress, depression, and anxiety our youth are suffering is unprecedented and can lead to serious consequences.In fact, according to the CDC, attempted suicide and suicide are on the rise and are currently the second leading cause of death for teens.During this challenging time Pasadena Unified School District’s partnership with Hathaway-Sycamores is crucial. Hathaway-Sycamores School-Based Services provides behavioral health services on four of the school campuses in Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), including Pasadena High School and three of the elementary schools in the district.From helping students who are experiencing anxiety and depression to those who have suffered a crisis in their lives – like the death of a parent – Hathaway-Sycamores’ clinical staff expertly provide individual, group and family therapy. They also perform behavioral rehabilitation and assessment services to help students manage stress in the effort to achieve greater academic success. During the pandemic, the connection that students experience with their therapist, and the opportunity to talk to someone outside the family, is critical.The partnership with PUSD began in 1997 with the goal of providing greater access to behavioral health care to students in need. Hathaway-Sycamores President and CEO Debra Manners firmly believes in the equity the program provides. “Having this program in the schools is so important because it makes the services easily accessible to students who might not otherwise get the support they need. Often, we can provide early intervention before a more serious problem develops,” shares Ms. Manners.At the core of this long-term relationship between Hathaway-Sycamores and the Pasadena Unified School District is trust. The trust has developed over time and is facilitated by the fact that in normal circumstances – pre-COVID – Hathaway-Sycamores’ clinicians and other staff work 40 hours a week on the campus. School administrators, teachers, and other school personnel know the agency’s team members in the school – they are familiar faces and have personal relationships with the school community. According to School-Based Services Director Shannon San Pedro, “We go to Back-to-School Nights, PTA meetings and the Holiday Programs – we show up. And that makes the community trust us more. When the school recommends treatment and the providers are on campus it feels more collaborative, and we have more buy in from everyone involved.”During this difficult time of remote learning Hathaway-Sycamores’ clinicians and community wellness specialists are providing services via telehealth. However, COVID has increased the intensity and frequency of issues that our students are facing, and the Hathaway-Sycamores team has also been providing in person support when critical. The team has supported students and families in other ways too – including getting tablets and hotspots to students in need and finding the funds to pay the electric bill for a family whose power was turned off.The agency is also expanding work with the greater PUSD community to meet new needs that have arisen during this past year. Last summer after a child from Madison Elementary School was tragically killed in a shooting, Hathaway-Sycamores staff were there to provide support and help the healing process begin for the school’s staff and families. The school-based team met with school personnel to help them understand the various stages and feelings of collective grief that school staff members, students, and families all might experience. The team also assisted school staff in determining the best way to discuss this heartbreaking event with other families in the school.While the district works with other providers, the relationship with Hathaway-Sycamores remains unique. Assistant Superintendent of School Support Services Dr. Eric Sahakian credits Hathaway-Sycamores’ flexibility as a key factor in the success of the relationship, “We know if we put Hathaway-Sycamores in one of our schools, they are going to make it work. They have the flexibility, creativity and expertise to adjust to the specific needs of the students on that school campus.” Dr. Sahakian added, “This ultimately results in healthier students and families.”The district’s belief in Hathaway-Sycamores’ ability to get the job done has recently led to a new collaboration involving two grants. The first grant is the Proposition 47 Grant, aimed at intervening with juvenile offenders early to break the cycle and change the script from “school to prison” to “school to college.” The second grant is Project Prevent, a U.S. Department of Education funded grant to provide school-based social and emotional supports for 12-18-year-old students who have experienced trauma regardless of income level and insurance.The relationship has been beneficial both to district and to agency. Hathaway-Sycamores Assistant Vice President of School-Based Services Shefali D’Sa sums it up, “Our longstanding partnership with PUSD has branched out in so many directions and has led to the development of an amazing program in our agency that has expanded to assist students not only in Pasadena, but all over Los Angeles County. We are thankful for PUSD’s partnership, trust and vision.”About Hathaway-SycamoresHathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services is a highly respected mental health and welfare agency with 10 locations throughout Southern California. For over 118 years, Hathaway-Sycamores has been investing in people. We provide innovative and effective programs and services through a network of locations stretching across Los Angeles and the San Fernando, San Gabriel, and Antelope Valleys for children, youth, young adults, and families facing serious life challenges. Our highly effective behavioral health services impact more than 16,000 lives annually. Services include residential treatment; transitional shelter care; foster care and adoption; transitional living assistance for young adults currently or at risk of experiencing homelessness; outpatient and school-based mental health services; wraparound/in-home services; psychiatric services; psychological testing; and educational support services. Hathaway-Sycamores is licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services, certified by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, LAHSA funded and accredited through The Joint Commission. To learn more, visit http://www.hathaway-sycamores.org. Make a comment
Share Save Homebuilders Housing Starts Leading Market Index National Association of Homebuilders 2014-11-07 Scott Morgan Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Report: Housing Market Not Completely Back, But Getting Closer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Homebuilders Housing Starts Leading Market Index National Association of Homebuilders Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post November 7, 2014 1,135 Views Home / Daily Dose / Report: Housing Market Not Completely Back, But Getting Closer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its Q3 Leading Markets Index (LMI) report Thursday, and the verdict is: National housing recovery is getting there, slowly but surely.For months, NAHB has been reporting that recovery in the national and in most metro markets is inching its way back to normal levels. The latest report virtually mirrors the LMI report released in August, which stated that 56 of 350 metros were at or better than normal, and the national housing market overall was 89 percent of where it should be.Now, those numbers are 59 out of 350 and 90 percent nationwide. Year over year, this is an additional seven metros at or better than normal and an improvement in 66 percent of all markets compared to Q3 of 2013.The LMI looks at average permit, price, and employment data over a 12-month period, then divides each by their annual averages over the last period of normal growth. For single-family permits and home prices, 2003 is considered the last normal year; for employment, 2007.As it has this whole year, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, tops the list of major metros on the LMI. Baton Rouge, according to NAHB, is 39 percent better than its last normal market level a decade ago. Other major metros doing far better than what would be considered normal include Austin, Honolulu, Oklahoma City, Houston, Los Angeles, San Jose, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, and Charleston.Some smaller metros are doing even better. Midland and Odessa, Texas, for example, are twice as strong as they were before the recession. Grand Forks and Bismarck, North Dakota; and Casper, Wyoming, are also doing far better now than they were 10 years ago.For markets not all the way back, things are nevertheless up.”Nearly half of all the markets on the Leading Markets Index are up since August, which is a good sign that the ongoing housing recovery will keep moving forward in 2015,” said Kurt Pfotenhauer, vice chairman of First American Title Insurance Company, which co-sponsors the LMI report.According to NAHB chairman Kevin Kelly, markets are recovering at a slow, gradual pace, and continued job creation, economic growth and increasing consumer confidence “should help spur pent-up demand for housing.”Where there is room for improvement is in the area of permits for new construction.”An uptick in the number of single-family permits, which is currently only 44 percent of normal activity, is the key to a full-fledged housing recovery,” said David Crowe, NAHB’s chief economist. “In the 17 metros where permits are at or above normal, the overall index shows that these markets have fully recovered.” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Republicans Expected to Use New Majority Power to Push for CFPB Reform Next: DS News Webcast: Monday 11/9/2014 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Subscribe
The charity Campaign for Learning isorganising a national Learning at Work Day on 17 May to encourage employers andemployees alike to learn to love learning. Follow our guide to making the mostof the opportunity. By Stephanie SparrowTuesday 8 May Make that callIf you haven’t already done so, youshould be calling the Learning at Work Day information line on 0117 966 7755 toregister and to request free planning and publicity materials. Campaign for Learning suggests thatthe free posters are placed in staff restaurants, smoking rooms and other areaswhere employees congregate, such as the washrooms.Involve senior managementA key factor is to get the seniormanagement on board. Real inspiration for learning starts at the top, says thecharity. On previous Learning at Work Days, business leaders have job-swappedwith their staff or customers to learn more about working life in the otherperson’s shoes. Job-swappers have includedemployment minister Baroness Blackstone, B&Q managing director Martin Toogoodand Warrington Borough Council chief executive Steve Broomhead. This year the Campaign for Learningis inviting leaders to complete a week’s learning diary to illustrate how weall learn every day.Keep staff in the pictureMake sure that all employees knowabout Individual Learning Accounts. The incentive behind them is to overcomefinancial barriers to learning.If an individual invests £25 oftheir own money the Government will make up the account to £150 that can bespent on learning. Call the Individual Learning Account Centre on 0800 072 5678for more information.Wednesday 9 May Plan a job-swapJob-swapping and job-shadowing aregood, informal ways of learning. Benefits include improved communicationsskills, support for career planning and experience in coaching and mentoring. Examine information flows in yourorganisation and suggest that departments who rely on each other forinformation organise job-swaps on Learning at Work Day.Thursday 10 May Promote language learningThis year has been designatedEuropean Year of Languages. Why not introduce the concept of language learningin a non-threatening way? Ideas from the Campaign for Learninginclude contacting the catering manager to offer a themed menu on othernational cuisines on 17 May and backing up this initiative with a display inthe staff restaurant on course information from local providers on where staffcan learn the related languages locally.Friday 11 MayPublicise your eventsMake sure that you have told theCampaign for Learning that you are getting involved in Learning at Work Day.The planning guide has a faxback form you can use. If you do not have a copysimply fax your organisation’s details to Learning at Work Day on 020-79301552, saying what you are doing to support the day. The campaign is targeting both localand national media to generate publicity for Learning at Work Day and will behighlighting the organisations that are taking part.Monday 14 May Run a culture checkFind out if your organisation reallysupports learning as part of everyday working life. Check out the LearningClimate quiz on the campaign’s website. Invite colleagues to do that quiz andfind out the reasons behind any scores vastly different from your own.Tuesday 15 MayLook out for special offersMany providers are joining in, suchas e-learning provider iLearn.To, which has offered a free corporatee-university to every organisation getting involved. See our guide opposite. Wednesday 16 MayDiagnose your learning style and improve itVisit Peter Honey’s website atwww.peterhoney.com to discover what sort of learner you are. Understanding yourlearning style can make you become a more effective learner.Thursday 17 MayStudy what works Find out what suits the people inyour organisation and apply it throughout the year. At least one of thefollowing themes should be in evidence at your organisation today:– Creating a learning climate in theworkplace to enable informal learning that is integrated to people’s real work– Encourage leaders to be learnersby including job shadowing– Look at low-cost learning,including e-learning – Learning how to learnWhichlearning areas can you promote?Kick-starting an enthusiasm forlearning depends on how you present the concept to staff. Here are somesuggestions that should encourage their buy-inImprove communication Skills such asgiving clear explanations and listening are still overlooked in organisations,but are essential to making working life run more smoothly. Try running a training session where anexpert explains a task to a non-expert who then has to pass on the instructionto another non-expert. If communicationbreaks down, try to analyse the language that may be causing the problem. Free access to online communication courseswill be available on the day from Skillsoft. For more information visitwww.skillsoft.comTackle stress managementA recent survey commissioned by theInternational Stress Management Association and Royal Sun Alliance suggeststhat 70 per cent of adults experience stress at work (compared with 60 per centin 1999). Imaginativeideas from the Campaign for Learning include inviting a feng shui consultant into advise on creating a stress-free work environment and on how to conduct theart at home, and running a lunchtime workshop on dealing with stress.Encourage learning skillsUse Learning at Work Day to helpemployees recognise how they learn best. The Campaign for Learning recommendsusing its Learning Climate quiz to assess the learning culture within anorganisation. More information is available from the Campaign’s Call Centres. It also wants to see a greater emphasis onindividual learning plans and learning diaries. Boost computer abilitiesThe day brings a useful opportunityto encourage competence and confidence in computer skills. If you have a systems department, hold atraining event on how your organisation’s systems work or you could try alunchtime skill-swap session at which people share useful techniques. Organisations that benefited from this approach in the past includeCoventry City Council, whose staff were offered free taster sessions by ICTCentre at Coventry Central Library, and the Benefits Agency, which organisedsessions including learning about the internet.Coach financial awarenessMany people lack confidence aboutfinancial matters, whether its calculating VAT or balancing budgets. The Campaign for Learning suggests offeringguidance to savings, investments, insurance and tax or even facilitatingnumeracy with taster sessions such as Working With Numbers and BudgetingBasics, which can be found on the learndirect website, www.learndirect.co.uk Last year some companies held lunchbreaksessions for their staff such as “Payslips Explained”.Easyaccess to learning resourcesLanguagesFree online French, German andItalian language courses will be available from iLearn.To on Learning at WorkDay. Online French andSpanish courses are also available from Encarta Language Learning. www.iLearn.Tohttp://languagemsn.com/learn_main.aspCommunication coursesFree access to online communicationand interpersonal courses is being offered by Skillsoft on Learning at WorkDay. The e-learning provider is offering free access to courses such as TheMany Faces of Communication and The Customer-Driven Organisation.Free guides oncommunicating in plain English are also available from the Plain English Campaign. www.plainenglish.co.uk www.skillsoft.comFinancial awarenesslearndirect and the Plain EnglishCampaign offer activities in this area, including budgeting and pensions. www.learndirect.co.uk www.plainenglish.co.ukComputer skillsBBC WebWise is an online,step-by-step guide to the basics of the Internet. It is a comprehensive 10-hourcourse with in-built, online assessment . www.bbc.co.uk/becomingwebwise www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/campaign/learningLearning abilityThe Campaign for Learning offersmaterial such as The Smarter Learning Guide and A Learning Diary Template,based on Peter Honey’s Learning Log. These are available from the Campaign’scall centre on 0117 966 7755. The charity is also making its Learning for Workseries of work books available at 40 per cent off the normal prices and thisspecial offer is accessible through the website. www.campaign-for-learning.org.ukVirtual universitiesEmployers who are interested inexploring the potential of e-learning can take advantage of Learning at WorkDay sponsors iLearn.To’s special offer to create their own virtual university.Once organisations have set up their own online corporate university, employeeswill have unlimited access to all iLearn.To courses for a fee of just £25 each.Trying for a job-swapFor tips on getting involved in ajob-shadow or swap contact Webswappers. www.webswappers.comStress managementOpportunities for stress managementsessions throughout 17 May are being offered by friendly-ear.com. Channel 4 isdiscussing the origins of stress during the week. www.friendly-ear.com http://stress.channel4.com/ Previous Article Next Article Countdown to Learning at Work DayOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
Related posts:No related photos. UK tackles skills shortages with refugee programmeOn 1 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Managed migration is the key to meeting skills shortages and developing aneffective asylum system in the UK, Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced.The UK government launched its Highly Skilled Migrant programme on 28January, which will increase the number of well-qualified staff permitted towork in the UK. Blunkett said: “We must have managed migration and inward migrationpolicies to make sure those seeking work here or escaping persecution elsewhereare manageable within the social cohesion of the UK.” He added: “Offering alternative routes [to claiming political asylum]seems to me a prerequisite to getting the rest of the programme right.” Other economic migration initiatives include changing work permit proceduresto make extension easier, and increasing the period of validity of the permitsfrom four to five years. A new scheme will allow seasonal and less skilled workers to secure permits,and overseas graduates will now be able to apply for a work permit directlyfollowing their studies. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article
In January and February 2000, a collaborative survey designed to assess the biomass of Antarctic krill across the Scotia Sea was conducted aboard research vessels from Japan, Russia, the UK and the USA using active acoustic and net sampling. Survey design, sampling protocols, and data analysis procedures are described. Mean krill density across the survey area was estimated to be 21.4 gm(-2), and total biomass was estimated to be 44.3 million tonnes (CV 11.4%). This biomass estimate leads to a revised estimate of precautionary yield for krill in the Scotia Sea of 4 million tonnes. However, before the fishery can be permitted to expand to this level, it will be necessary to establish mechanisms to avoid concentration of fishing effort, particularly near colonies of land-breeding krill predators, and to consider the effects of krill immigrating into the region from multiple sources.
Outsourced viewings service Viewber has won a second raft or ‘Series B’ round of funding for the fledgling business launched last September by industry veteran Ed Mead and technology entrepreneur Marcus de Ferranti (pictured, right).The two founders of the company won’t say how much extra cash they’ve raised but Mead told The Negotiator that he wants to capitalise on the company’s “first mover” advantage and continue growing the company.This hints at a rival outsourced viewings operation waiting in the wings. But Ed also says he and Marcus want to carry on investing in the automated operation system that the Viewber model relies on, and hire more key staff.Enthusiastically investedHe also confirmed that former Marsh & Parsons MD Peter Rollings, who came in early as a ‘Series A’ investor as we reported in January, remains “enthusiastically invested” in the company.But while Viewber is sometimes seen as part of the UK’s proptech sector expansion, its technology at launch was surprisingly old-school – for example there was no mobile app for clients or agents to use. Has this changed?“Have we gone digital? Yes, big time as always planned,” says Ed. “We have a complex and fully functional automated platform which is and will continue to be constantly developed and further integrated to our customers’ platforms.”The founding pair also say the company is on course to complete 3,000 viewings this month using its national network of freelance part-time viewing agents, which it calls ‘viewbers’, hence the company name.“They’re all ex-professional, high-achieving facilitators” says de Ferranti, “[and] their joining requirements are super efficiency and super-fast broadband.”The viewing agents are vetted before joining the company, and paid between £10 and £20 per viewing and, the company claims, there are currently 1,200 registered and 30 signing up every week.Mead, who used to head up London agency Douglas & Gordon, says they come from a variety of backgrounds and are often retired professional, ex-forces, former estate agents, teachers and stay-at-home parents.marcus de Ferranti Ed Mead Viewber May 16, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Outsourced viewings firm Viewber wins second round of funding previous nextProducts & ServicesOutsourced viewings firm Viewber wins second round of fundingFounding pair also say they are on course to complete 3,000 viewings this month.Nigel Lewis16th May 201701,111 Views
On Nov. 28 the members of the Faculty Council approved the Harvard Summer School course list for 2019. They also heard a proposal on the Population Health Sciences transcript and a report from the Faculty Council Election Review Committee.The Council next meets on Dec. 12. The next meeting of the Faculty is on Dec. 4. The preliminary deadline for the Feb. 5 meeting of the Faculty is Jan. 22 at noon.
“From a life of faith, what is important to me?” Edward Hums asked during the inaugural Fr. Ted Talk Thursday evening at Recker’s. Hums said he finds the lives of saints to hold the most importance in his faith life.Hums, a professor of accountancy in the Mendoza College of Business and a faculty-in-residence in Lyons Hall, said he holds several saints very close to his heart due to specific events they relate to in his life.“I have an informal litany of saints, saints that mean something to me. Not that it’s because this is what the saint did, but that the saint represents life events in my life of faith,” Hums said.One of these saints is St. Mark, whom Hums’ hockey coach at Notre Dame always prayed to before games. For this reason, Hums said St. Mark reminds him “of the people who helped [him] through Notre Dame.”To Hums, St. Mark is representative of the help and support everyone needs in their life.“You can never get anywhere by yourself,” he said. “You didn’t get to Notre Dame by yourself, and you will not get through by yourself. … There are so many people you owe so much to.”St. Joseph is another saint who has distinct significance in Hums’ life. Hums said the feast day of St. Joseph, March 19, coincides with the date 26 years ago when Hums had his last drink.“That was a tough time period, going through something that you needed help getting through, and St. Joseph always reminds me of that day,” Hums said.Hums said another saint in his informal litany is St. Anthony, the patron saint of lost items. When talking to students, the professor said he often notices “they are missing something.”“They’re looking for something, and that something is faith,” Hums said.Hums has experience with this, since he said he once struggled with faith himself. However, St. Anthony helped him through this time, he said.“At one point in time I think I was a little bit lost too. But I got found,” Hums said.A final saint Hums said played an essential role in his life is St. André Bessette, formerly known as Brother André of the Congregation of Holy Cross. At one point in Hums’ life, his mother was very sick, to the point that Hums said he couldn’t properly care for her anymore.After leaving her at the Schubert House, an assisted living facility, he went to a nearby statue of Brother André.“Brother Andre,” he said in prayer to the statue. “There’s nothing I can do. I’m a failure. I turn her care over to you, because I trust. Whatever you do, I know it’ll be God’s will.”In her time at the Schubert House, Hums’ mother went from a wheelchair, to a walker, to a cane, to being able to walk on her own, Hums said.“The last few years of my life, through Brother Andre, I got my mother back. They tell you miracles do happen … That’s a miracle from Brother Andre. That’s why he means so much to me,” Hums said.Hums closed by saying everyone must find time for God in their busy lives, whether it’s through a litany of saints or some other form of prayerful reflection.“Close your eyes, just relax, and into that silence, surrounded by all the business, this is where God comes in.”Tags: Catholic faith, Fr. Ted, Fr. Ted Talks, Saint Andre Bessette
View Comments Broadway theaters will dim their marquees in honor of Peter Shaffer, the Tony and Oscar-winning playwright who passed away on June 6 at the age of 90. Marquees will go dark in his memory on June 16 at 6:45 PM for one minute.”Peter Shaffer…leaves behind a legacy of words through his notable body of critically and commercially successful works,” Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin said in a statement. “He will be missed, and our thoughts are with his family and friends.”Born in Liverpool, Shaffer began his writing career by penning a series of mystery novels with his fraternal twin, the late Anthony Shaffer. Peter’s early works included Five Finger Exercise and Lettice and Lovage; the latter received a reading by the Acting Company featuring Angela Lansbury and Dana Ivey on June 13. Shaffer garnered his first Tony Award in 1975 for Equus and won again six years later for Amadeus. In 1985, he won an Academy Award for penning the film adaptation of Amadeus. Peter Shaffer(Photo: Bruce Glikas)
Between the 1970s and the 1990s, farmers helped to reduce the number of people on earth suffering from hunger from one-third to one-tenth of the world’s population. Even now, there is work to be done to address worldwide hunger.Students and faculty of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) gathered Tuesday at the college’s seventh annual International Agriculture Day reception to celebrate a commitment to the international cooperation and scholarship that will be needed to further reduce this number.“The challenge we face is to figure out how to feed the 9 billion people who will be on this planet in 2050,” CAES Dean and Director Sam Pardue said. “And we need to figure it out in a way that not only provides the nutrition that is so badly needed but in a way that protects the environment and protects natural resources.“It is our goal in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to help equip students to meet that need in the future.”Keynote speaker J. Scott Angle, president and chief executive officer of the International Fertilizer Development Center, told students that the key to increasing food supplies in this century will be sustainable intensification, growing more food on less farmland with fewer environmental impacts.That will be possible through improved soil health, smarter fertilizer use and crops that are bred to be more resilient and water efficient, he said.Smallholder farmers, who produce the bulk of the food in developing nations in Africa and Southeast Asia, need access to appropriate fertilizers and technologies that allow them to leverage the resources available in their countries and communities.“It’s not going to be easy, as I said. If it were easy, someone would have already done it,” Angle said. “But that’s the challenge that you will face, to find ways to grow more food on the same or maybe even less land, and maybe even less water. That’s the challenge that universities have in this country. It’s the challenge that African universities are facing. It’s the challenge that governments in Africa and Asia face. They need to encourage more food production to feed their hungry populations.”With improved soil health practices that keep more organic matter in the soil, soil testing, and the availability of micronutrient amendments like zinc, smallholder farmers could increase their yields and act as a carbon sink. Agriculture’s untapped ability to sequester carbon in the soil could help African governments pay for outreach, education and subsidy programs that could lead to these more productive farms, Angle said.These are the types of solutions that students and faculty members gathered at Tuesday’s event will develop in the coming century, he said.The CAES Office of Global Programs, which hosts the International Agriculture Day reception each spring, honored some of the college’s most globally minded students with travel grants, scholarships and awards at the event. Students who will graduate this year with the college’s International Agriculture Certificate were also recognized.International Agriculture Certificate International Agriculture Certificate students expand their global perspective by participating in internationally focused coursework, language study and a hands-on international internship aligned with their academic and career goals.Anna Hartley, bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and an internship in Villahermosa, MexicoAiden Holley, bachelor’s degree in international affairs with an Organic Agriculture Certificate and an internship in Yerevan, ArmeniaTatum Monroe, bachelor’s degree in international affairs and horticulture minor, and an internship in Belem, BrazilSarah Pate, bachelor’s degree in biological science and an internship in Padova, ItalyCarleen Porter, bachelor’s degree in animal science and an internship and Perugia, ItalyMary Shelley, bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication and an internship in Cluj-Napoca, RomaniaAnna Trakhman, bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and management and Spanish minor, and an internship in Zurich, SwitzerlandAddie Tucker, bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and an internship in Yungilla, EcuadorGraduate International Travel Awards These awards will fund an international activity that supports each student’s interest in international collaboration and in global issues. The award covers round-trip airfare to an international conference or research site.Benjamin Leiva, doctoral student in agricultural and applied economicsHaiyan Liu, doctoral candidate in agricultural and applied economicsMaria Fernanda Terraza Pira, doctoral candidate in crop and soil sciencesKanemasu Global Engagement AwardThis award recognizes a student who goes above and beyond in internationalizing his/her academic program at UGA.Mary ShelleyBroder-Ackermann Global Citizen AwardThis award recognizes a CAES undergraduate student who has embraced global citizenship through participation, promotion and leadership of international initiatives during his/her collegiate career.Samaria Aluko, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biological scienceAgriculture Abroad Photo ContestThe Agriculture Abroad Photo Contest is open to all CAES students to encourage them to share images of agriculture from around the world.First place went to Caroline Williams for the photo, “More than a Cowboy,” from Uruguay.Second place to Andres Gomez for the photo, “Daughters and Mothers,” from Armenia.Third place to Katrina Laurel for the photo, “Banaue Rice Terraces of the Philippines,” from the Philippines. To view all of the photos in the contest, please visit tinyurl.com/AgAbroadPhotos2017.For more information about the CAES Office of Global Programs, visit www.global.uga.edu. For all of the photos from this year’s reception, visit tinyurl.com/InternationalAg2017.