Deep Purple continues to tour the globe as part of their Long Goodbye Tour in the latest effort by a well-known classic rock band to say/play fare thee well to their fans. On Monday, the band comprised of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse, and Don Airey announced an upcoming run of performances throughout North America and Europe set to begin this fall and continuing into the winter months.Related: The Hollywood Vampires To Release Two New Albums In 2019The band’s fall and winter tour dates will start up on September 3rd in Riverside, CA, and will take the rock band throughout a mix of mid-sized and major markets in the United States before wrapping on October 19th in Minneapolis. The North American leg of shows will see Deep Purple making stops at venues including The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA (9/4); The Warfield in San Francisco, CA (9/8); Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO (9/17); Revention Music Center in Houston, TX (9/23); Coca Cola Roxy in Atlanta, GA (9/29); the Beacon Theatre in New York, NY (10/8); the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI (10/13); and the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago, IL (10/18), just to name a few.The international leg of shows will follow beginning on December 1st with an opening performance in Klagenfurt, Austria, and continues for a little over a week before coming to an end on December 10th in Cluj, Romania.The band, which is mostly known for its popular 1972 hit, “Smoke on the Water”, released its latest and 20th studio album in 2017 with Infinite.Tickets for the band’s newly-announced 2019 fall and winter concert dates will go on sale starting this Friday, May 10th, at 10 a.m. Local. Fans can head to the band’s website for tickets and more info.Deep Purple 2019 Tour DatesSeptember 3 – Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts CenterSeptember 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The WilternSeptember 6 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga TheaterSeptember 7 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone AmphitheatreSeptember 8 – San Francisco, CA – The WarfieldSeptember 10 – Portland, OR – Keller AuditoriumSeptember 11 – Seattle, WA – Paramount TheatreSeptember 13 – Reno, NV – Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra ResortSeptember 14 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of BluesSeptember 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Delta Hall at Eccles TheaterSeptember 17 – Denver, CO – Paramount TheatreSeptember 19 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown TheatreSeptember 20 – Shawnee, OK – FireLake ArenaSeptember 21 – Tulsa, OK – The Joint at Hard RockSeptember 23 – Houston, TX – Revention Music CenterSeptember 24 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger TheatreSeptember 26 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing ArtsSeptember 27 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey TheatreSeptember 29 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola RoxySeptember 30 – Nashville, TN – Andrew Jackson Hall at TN PACOctober 2 – Washington, DC – Warner TheatreOctober 4 – Monticello, NY – Resorts World Catskills EpicenterOctober 5 – Boston, MA – Orpheum TheatreOctober 6 – Portland, ME – Merrill Auditorium at City HallOctober 8 – New York, NY – Beacon TheatreOctober 9 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan SunOctober 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower TheatreOctober 12 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat TheatreOctober 13 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside TheatreOctober 15 – Detroit, MI – Fox TheatreOctober 16 – Northfield, OH – MGM Northfield Park – Center StageOctober 18 – Chicago, IL – Rosemont TheatreOctober 19 – Minneapolis, MN – The ArmoryDecember 1 – Klagenfurt, Austria – Messe HalleDecember 3 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron ArenaDecember 4 – Ostrava, Czech Republic ArenaDecember 6 – Belgrade, Serbia – Arena BelgradeDecember 7 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Arena ArmeecDecember 9 – Budapest, Hungary – Arena HungaryDecember 10 – Cluj, Romania – Sala PolivalentaView All 2019 Tour Dates
In November, iconic singer/songwriter Bob Dylan stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a rare television appearance. The two sipped on Bob Dylan’s “Heaven’s Door” whiskey, as they watched a private performance of NYC’s infamous Big Apple Circus.Watch Bob Dylan’s brief appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon below:Bob Dylan on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’[Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]In April 2018, Dylan announced a new business endeavor, a whiskey company dubbed Heaven’s Door. The company is a partnership with Marc Bushala, a lifelong fan and liquor entrepreneur. Dylan’s Heaven’s Door collection includes a straight rye, a straight bourbon, and a “double-barreled” whiskey, retailing for $50 to $80 a bottle.The business partnership blossomed after a trademark for the term “bootleg whiskey” was filed under Dylan’s name in 2015. Bushala’s own brand of bourbon, Angel’s Envy, had just sold for $150M, and he reportedly began “obsessing over this concept of what a Dylan whiskey could be.” Busala made contact with and was vetted by Dylan’s reps, and after a reaching a compromise over the name (“bootleg whiskey” was an appropriate nod to the oft-bootlegged artist, though not quite right for the top-shelf spirits market), Dylan agreed to Bushala’s business proposal.The regular bottle labels are each inspired by Dylan’s ironwork sculptures. In order to maintain Dylan’s original name for the whiskey, the company will issue an annual Bootleg Series in limited editions, in ceramic bottles decorated with his oil and watercolor paintings. The first, a 25-year-old whiskey, will be released this year and cost about $300.For more information on ticketing and Dylan’s upcoming shows, head to his website here.[Originally published 11/23/2018]
More than half of adult travelers say they are taking more precautions against flu this year compared to last year, according to a poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health.Eighty-one percent of adults who traveled by plane, bus, train or cruise ship in the past year said they will sneeze into their elbow rather than their hands on their next trip, compared to 64 percent who said they took this precaution on their last trip…Read more here (Associated Press)
Master’s degree in religion, check. Dissertation for a doctoral degree (involving ethnographic study of people raised in the fundamentalist Christian tradition who ultimately broke away from it through arts intervention), check. Organic sandwich cart, check.On Tuesday afternoons this summer, a hungry crowd convenes just outside Harvard’s Science Center, waiting patiently in front of a small white cart on wheels for mouthwatering grilled sandwiches.Customers mill about near the Tanner Fountain rock garden in anticipation of tasty treats such as the Renegade (made with pepper jack cheese, baby arugula, and heirloom tomatoes), the Gouda Afternoon (a combination of Gouda cheese, avocado, and cilantro), or the Elvis (peanut butter, sliced bananas, with a side of Somerville’s own marshmallow Fluff and, as the menu states, “a chance to commune with ‘the King’ ”).Lefty’s Silver Cart is the work of Philip Francis, a doctoral candidate at Harvard Divinity School with an affinity for profound reflection, and for produce. His model is simple: Create gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, using locally grown and developed products, and a helping of good humor.“It’s grilled sandwiches by day and Nietzsche by night,” said Francis, who hopes to defend his thesis this fall and begin looking for a job as a professor.The Maine native started operating the cart after an intense period of study following his general exams prior to his dissertation. Living with books night and day, he said, left him wanting “to hit my thumb with a hammer a few times and become grounded again, and this cart was just a great chance.”A popular staple at the Farmers’ Market at Harvard, Lefty’s has been a regular repeat vendor since 2007. The cart got its start at the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, N.Y., the same year, but soon branched out to a variety of music festivals and local farmers’ markets.“It’s food by nomads for nomads. I’m drawn to the carnival, on-the-road feeling. I like being in a self-contained unit that can pick up and move,” said Francis.Dara Olmsted, food literacy project coordinator and market manager of Harvard’s Hospitality & Dining Services, loves the diversity that Lefty’s contributes to the Farmers’ Market at Harvard and the fact that Francis buys many of his sandwich fixings there.“He shops at the market for a lot of his produce, which supports our farmers,” she said. “People regularly ask when the cart will be back. He is very popular.”In a nod to the market, Francis is sure to give his sandwich ingredients top billing.He notes on his menu that his cucumbers come from Lanni Orchards, his mozzarella from Fiore di Nonno, and his Gouda from Narragansett Creamery, all regular vendors at the market. For his popular banana chocolate smoothie (made on a bike-powered blender), Francis uses chocolate from Taza Chocolate, a local manufacturer. Satisfied diners only have to walk a few steps to the nearby stalls to find more of the same ingredients that they can buy and bring home.“That was the idea, to build this kind of synergistic thing between us and the farmers, and it has been great. The farmers love having us. I think it brings a little more festiveness to the market, and it draws people in,” he said.When he decided to enter the business, jumping on what he felt was an emerging, “hip trend” in food carts, he went to the one place he knew he would find exactly what he was seeking: eBay.Francis was close to purchasing a cart with a serious pedigree, one rumored to have toured with the Grateful Dead in the ’70s, but got priced out in a heated bidding war. Instead, he settled on a retired kettle corn cart belonging to a couple in Vermont. With a few adjustments, it was ready to go, as was Francis, who admitted that getting the business up and running has been largely a process of trial and error, much like his newest addition to the operation, the bicycle blender.On Friday, rigged to a cobalt blue Space Rider tricycle next to his cart was the top half of a blender filled with fruit, juice, and ice. Keeping a hand on the blender top, Francis set a steady pace on the three-wheeled bike to mix the concoction. A quick taste test revealed large ice cubes still intact.“It just doesn’t quite have the power,” he said. “We need to work on the interface.”Restaurant work runs in his family, and helps inform his operating ethos. His grandfather ran a diner in Connecticut.
To trap and hold tiny microparticles, research engineers at Harvard have “put a ring on it,” using a silicon-based circular resonator to confine particles stably for up to several minutes.The advance, published recently in Nano Letters, could one day lead to the ability to direct, deliver, and store nanoparticles and biomolecules on all-optical chips.“We demonstrated the power of what we call resonant cavity trapping, where a particle is guided along a small waveguide and then pulled onto a micro-ring resonator,” explains Kenneth Crozier, an associate professor of electrical engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) who directed the research. “Once on the ring, optical forces prevent it from escaping, and cause it to revolve around it.”The process looks similar to what you see in liquid motion toys, where tiny beads of colored drops run along plastic tracks—but on much smaller scale and with different physical mechanisms. The rings have radii of a mere 5 to 10 micrometers and are built using electron beam lithography and reactive ion etching.Specifically, laser light is focused into a waveguide. Optical forces cause a particle to be drawn down toward the waveguide, and pushed along it. When the particle approaches a ring fabricated close to the waveguide, it is pulled from the waveguide to the ring by optical forces. The particle then circulates around the ring, propelled by optical forces at velocities of several hundred micrometers-per-second.While using planar ring resonators to trap particles is not new, Crozier and his colleagues offered a new and more thorough analysis of the technique. In particular, they showed that using the silicon ring results in optical force enhancement (5 to 8 times versus the straight waveguide).“Excitingly, particle-tracking measurements with a high speed camera reveal that the large transverse forces stably localize the particle so that the standard deviation in its trajectory, compared to a circle, is as small as 50 nm,” says Crozier. “This represents a very tight localization over a comparatively large distance.”The ultimate aim is to develop and demonstrate fully all-optical on chip manipulation that offers a way to guide, store, and deliver both biological and artificial particles.Crozier’s co-authors included Shiyun Lin, a graduate student, and Ethan Schonburn, a research associate, both at SEAS.The authors acknowledge funding from the Harvard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) and the Center for Nanoscale Systems at Harvard, both supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Before the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers, there was 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women. Founded in 1972 by Ellen Cassedy and Karen Nussbaum, then clerical workers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the organization dedicated itself to putting issues faced by working women on the public agenda.Allison Elias, a graduate student in the University of Virginia’s Department of History, has delved deeply into the organizational papers of 9 to 5, which are housed at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute. During a lunchtime presentation in the library’s Radcliffe College Room on September 2, Elias discussed her research and her work-in-progress, “Gendering the Problems of Working Women: Clerical Workers, Labor Organizing, and Second-Wave Feminism.”Elias, a recipient of a Dissertation Support Grant from the Schlesinger, found extensive labor materials in the library’s archives, from 9 to 5 and other organizations and unions. Although 9 to 5 never functioned as a formal labor union—collective bargaining didn’t figure into its activities—the organization used publicity, affirmative action campaigns, conferences, and wage surveys to improve conditions for women employed in many public and private industries. They focused on areas as varied as pay concerns and health and safety in the workplace: In the 1980s, 9 to 5 even produced their own consumer report on video display terminals.The 9 to 5 name became so tied to women’s issues in the workplace that it even spawned a pop culture classic. Actress and activist Jane Fonda admired the cause and helped bring a lighthearted take on secretaries’ plights to the big screen: 9 to 5 was the highest-grossing comedy of 1980.In addition to the organizational records of 9 to 5, the Schlesinger Library is home to several other labor-related collections, including the organizational records of the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers; the records of the Massachusetts History Workshop; and the papers of Jean Tepperman, author of Not Servants, Not Machines: Office Workers Speak Out! (Beacon Press, 1976). Elias dipped into all of these collections during her month-long visit to the library, her second research trip to the Radcliffe Institute campus.
Sixteen undergraduate students at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) may now be Harvard’s resident experts on geothermal energy.For their capstone project in the course ES 96: “Engineering Design Seminar,” the students conducted an analysis of the geothermal heating and cooling system that serves Radcliffe’s Byerly Hall.Not only did the project provide new insights and tools for the expansion and maintenance of the system in years to come, it also taught the students practical lessons in engineering.“Every year we try to bring a new real-world problem for the class to explore,” says Woodward Yang, one of four instructors who taught ES 96 this spring. “This year’s class did a terrific job of taking this project and making a real engineering contribution that will be useful for Harvard and for other professionals.”Their task, suggested by Barbara J. Grosz, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at SEAS, was to determine whether the geothermal wells in Radcliffe Yard could also supply energy to nearby Fay House without overwhelming the system.Geothermal energy is the natural heat that is stored deep underground. Read about geothermal energy at Harvard.Through research, calculations, experimentation, and computer modeling, the students found that, indeed, the wells can, and with only minor modifications.The finding came as a relief to John Horst, director of operations at Radcliffe.Horst is leading a $13 million renovation of Fay House, which will involve updating all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and life-safety systems, improving accessibility, replacing windows, and reconfiguring some internal spaces. He wants to replace the conventional heating and cooling systems, which rely on fossil fuels, with an energy-efficient geothermal system, but without having to drill new wells.The students confirmed an earlier finding by engineering consulting firm Haley & Aldrich—that the Byerly Hall wells could handle the additional load—but took the investigation several steps further, creating analytical tools that may improve performance and efficiency in the long term.First, they developed a model of energy requirements in Fay House using Simulink and MATLAB, taking into account variable factors such as occupancy, outside temperature, and cloud cover. Another model simulated the performance of the heat pumps, the devices that would transfer heat between the geothermal wells and the building.This question of above-ground supply and demand, though, was just the beginning. The students also needed to know how much capacity each well has to supply or accept heat. That depends on conduction and advection within the wells—both of which depend, in turn, on the geology of the argillite 1,500 feet below Radcliffe Yard.The students consulted geologists and learned how fissures in the rock can let groundwater seep into the well, affecting its efficiency. Soon, they had created another model in COMSOL to quantify heat transfer over a cross section of one well.To verify that the model was reliable, the students then conducted a stress test on an actual well. Another experiment involved adding a dye to the system and measuring its concentration to quantify advection over short and long periods of time.As a result, they found that if three heat pumps are added to the system, the five existing wells that service Byerly Hall can also cover Fay House.The students also recommended that for optimal efficiency, the wells should run simultaneously for the 15-hour day (rather than in shifts) and that the building’s thermostats should be raised gradually over the course of each morning.“It’s terrific,” says Horst. “I think they did a great job; I’m really impressed by how well they got into the issues.”He plans to request funding for a work-study student to monitor the system using the new models, including one that can use meteorological forecasts to predict the system’s performance and efficiency ahead of time, potentially averting problems.“That forecasting is really quite stunning,” says Yang, Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “You can tell, if there’s going to be a cold snap, are you going to freeze your wells?”Horst hopes the U.S. Department of Energy will take an interest.“I would love to do some follow-up studies on this,” he added.“This class was a completely new experience for me in many ways,” says Erfan Soliman ’12. “I don’t think I have ever taken a class that pulled together so many different aspects of my engineering education so far, and put them to use in the context of a real problem.”That was exactly the goal, says instructor Kevin Kit Parker, the Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Applied Science and associate professor of biomedical engineering. Students taking this course in the spring of their junior year have the opportunity to test their skills and identify their weaknesses; then, they have one more year to close the gap.“This class is not really a class,” Parker says. “It’s a twice-weekly meeting of a new consultant group. When we think of a class and instruction, one typically considers that the path is charted on Day 1 and the right answers are known. This is a different experience.”The course was co-taught—or advised, one might say—in two sections, by visiting lecturer Barry Griffin ’71, Yang, Parker, and Robert D. Howe, the Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering.Nico Hawley-Weld ’12 said that by the second half of term, he was spending 20 to 30 hours a week on the project. The instructors provided what they describe as “coaching” support, but the students largely took it upon themselves to meet with engineers, scientists, and local officials.“They pushed us pretty hard, but we were the ones who decided this project was worth our time,” Hawley-Weld says. “I went from just showing up in class to thinking that it was the most important thing in the world.”That dedication was evident at the students’ final presentation on May 3.“One of the geothermal experts who came to our presentation said that there had never been 20 people in a room who knew so much about open-loop geothermal wells,” says Hawley-Weld.Projects relating to energy efficiency and “green” thinking are common in ES 96. Another team of students in the course this semester designed new tools for local organic farms.“I am proud of the way the class performed,” says Parker. “We were tough on them. They realized that it is not personal, it’s business, and that the primary deliverable that we are driving towards is a cadre of engineering students who know how to step into the gap of the unknown and start to fill it.”
Paul Doty, the founder of Harvard Kennedy School‘s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, died Dec. 5 at the age of 91.Graham Allison, former dean of the Kennedy School and director of the Belfer Center, advised colleagues of Doty’s passing: “Paul was a great man who had a great life and who made huge contributions to many of us personally, to the institutions of which we are a part, and to the purposes we care about. As we celebrated his 90th birthday in June 2010 I noted that he was a ‘serial institutional builder,’ having ‘entrepreneured’ not only today’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, but prior to that Harvard’s biochemistry department. Paul was a lifelong peacemaker, building bridges between Soviet and American scientists and promoting nuclear disarmament since the 1950s — work that helped the Pugwash Conferences earn the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995.”To learn more about Doty’s work and read his full obituary, visit the Belfer Center website.
Lamont Library will remain open 24/7 during reading period and final exams this academic year, Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds and interim librarian of Harvard College Susan Fliss announced today. The decision follows a successful trial run of 24-hour operations at the end of the spring semester.This semester, Lamont will be open continuously from 9 a.m. Dec. 2 through 5 p.m. Dec. 21.“Last year’s pilot program was very successful for the hundreds of students who used Lamont after normal hours, as well as for the library staff,” said Fliss. “It was also the result of a very collaborative process that included Lamont Library and Harvard Library Access Services staff, Dean Hammonds and the College, the UC [Undergraduate Council], and a variety of interested students. We’re pleased that we can open Lamont Library again during reading and exam periods to ensure that students have a place to study during this critical time in the academic year.”Last spring, as part of the pilot authorized by Hammonds and Fliss and facilitated by students and staff, Lamont was open continuously from April 22 through May 12. During that period, informal counts by library staff indicated that an average of 267 students were using Lamont at 1 a.m. on any given night. The number of students using the library tended to peak between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m., while use was lowest between 4 and 10 a.m. On several evenings, the number of students using the library spiked to well over 400.“Last year’s pilot program at Lamont was a genuine success,” said Hammonds, who is also the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies. “The hundreds of students who studied in Lamont into the wee hours of the night proved how much they value having access to that space during reading and exam periods. In short, students voted with their feet. We’re really pleased that we can respond to that demand by making Lamont available again this semester for late-night studying.”The Lamont Library project represents another effort by the College, working with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences libraries, to meet student space needs. Since 2006, the College has added or renovated more than 57,000 square feet of social space available to undergraduates.At Lamont, spaces such the café, the multimedia lab, the technology-decked Collaborative Learning Space (B-30), and the Larsen Room have become more accessible to students after hours. And a survey conducted in the spring by members of the UC Student Life Committee indicated additional interest among students for extended library hours.“Until now, the lack of a true 24/7 library has significantly impacted students looking to study during exam period,” said Michael A. George, current chair of the UC Student Life Committee. “When students raised this issue with the UC this past spring, we worked extensively with the Harvard Library system to make it a reality.“Eighteen hundred students responded to the survey we organized, and the results showed that a substantial group of students, from freshmen to seniors, were very interested in expanded hours. The pilot program we ran at the end of the spring confirmed that the student demand was there,” George continued. “We’re very happy that the College and library administrators have responded to that demand by keeping Lamont open again this year.”In November 2011, Hammonds announced plans for additional enhancements to undergraduate social spaces across campus, including the new Mather Multimedia Lab, the Eliot Grille activity space, the Cabot Café, and the Quad Grille lounge space in Pforzheimer House. The College also began opening Annenberg Hall in the evenings to serve as a gathering place where students could study or socialize. Improvements to the Student Organization Center at Hilles (SOCH) were formally unveiled earlier this semester.House renewal is another area in which the College hopes to maximize the spaces available to students. When fully renewed, Old Quincy will have a new multipurpose room, music practice rooms, a classroom, and informal nooks where students can gather.“The College and Lamont Library have focused in recent years on providing students with additional spaces to study or relax,” Hammonds said. “Last year, the College opened Annenberg to students in the evening. Just last month, we unveiled the newly renovated SOCH. Over the last few years, we’ve refurbished a number of House grilles and created new spaces like the Queen’s Head Pub. As plans for renewing Old Quincy demonstrate, building new spaces in the Houses is also one of the primary goals of House renewal.”
“I didn’t expect to work on film music at first,” says music graduate student Hannah Lewis, “but I became fascinated by the intersections between music and visual media, especially the transition from silent to synchronized sound film.“The role of music in film changed completely. When there was a live orchestra, organ, or piano accompanying silent film, the experience of movie-going was partially a live experience. Once there was synchronized sound, the experience was entirely mediated, which meant that the spectator’s film-going experience was very different. But it also meant that the director suddenly had more control over music. Music could become an essential component of a film from its conception.”Sound film practices had basically solidified by 1934, leaving a brief eight years from the advent of synchronized sound to the time when sounds in movies most often took the “realistic” narrative form we are accustomed to. It is this brief period of experimentation that has become the focus of Lewis’ dissertation.“There was an aesthetic unsettledness at that time; people understood music’s role in different ways. There wasn’t yet the assumption that we must see someone and hear his or her voice at the same time to seem natural. There could be an artificial connection. Clair, for example, filmed a chase scene to which he added the sound of crowds cheering at a rugby match. There was no attempt to represent reality; the sound made its own statement separately from the image.”