Diversity and Inclusion Summit held on campus

first_imgOver the next few days, the USC School of Dramatic Arts will host a series of events to start a dialogue about the divisive issues such as race, gender, culture, ethnicity and personal identity. This year’s Diversity and Inclusion Summit began on Thursday with a series of workshops, panel discussions and performances focused on generating conversations among students. The summit, which runs through Oct. 30, was organized by SDA Associate Professor Anita Dashiell-Sparks, and follows a similar event held last year. According to Jacqueline Lawton, an assistant professor in the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and one of the summit’s speakers, last year’s summit focused on trying to diversify SDA in both its admission program and academic offerings. The event, Lawton said, came as a response to students pointing out to Dean David Bridel the lack of diversity in both the student population and the courses the school taught. Lawton led a workshop on gender identity and how that plays on stage, as well as a workshop specifically geared toward using theater for social change. “My work is very specifically geared towards student identifying micro-aggressions,” Lawton said. “It can be from the lenses of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, whatever it is that causes pain or angst within them, so they can address it directly and speak about who they are.”This year, the program is split into two different sections. One part, which took place on Thursday and will take place again Saturday and Sunday, offers a series of panels open to the entire USC community. These panels offer perspectives on issues that are at the cornerstone of today’s social activism, including gender politics, cultural appropriation and the importance of making sure that artistic endeavors mirror the diversity of the population. One panel on Thursday afternoon focused on how gender is performed on stage, using the example of the play SEVEN. The panel featured one of the play’s seven playwrights to discuss the creative process involved with staging a play based on current events. Friday’s section is reserved for SDA students and faculty, and features a variety of breakout sessions and workshops with distinguished faculty from the department as well as guest speakers from all over the country. The finale of this event is the town hall at the end of the day, in which students can address questions and concerns directly with faculty and the directors of the program. The program features several more speakers, including writers and producers from shows like Empire and Private Practice, during its panels on Sunday on performing race and class struggles on screen. Sunday’s events also include a panel on how identity politics affects and is represented in mass media, led by the SDA faculty.last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard’s first career triple-double propels Clippers past Heat

first_imgWaiters, who had been suspended three times for various issues since October and embarrassed himself and the organization when he ingested at least one cannabis-infused edible and needed medical attention when the team charter plane wrapped up a Phoenix-to-L.A. flight in November, played 18 minutes and scored 14 points.“We need everybody and inevitably during a long NBA season you need everybody to contribute,” Spoelstra said. “It’s not always necessarily going to be on your terms.”TIP-INSLeonard now has a career-best streak of seven 30-point games. World B. Free and Bob McAdoo have the Clippers’ record with 11 such consecutive games. Leonard also had six assists in the first half, tying his career-high for a half. He had that many in a 24-minute span on three other occasions. … Patrick Patterson scored 12 for the Clippers. … Adebayo has played in 131 consecutive games, one shy of Grant Long for the fifth-longest streak in Heat franchise history and three away from matching Issac Austin’s fourth-best such streak. … Miami has now played all 29 other teams at least once this season. The Heat have finished the season series with Houston, Memphis, San Antonio and the Lakers. … Robinson has made multiple 3-pointers in 15 consecutive games, breaking his own team record set earlier this season.LINEUP ROULETTEBoth teams had new starting lineups. The Clippers used their 21st different one of the season, seven more than they used in the entire 2018-19 regular season. Miami used its sixth different lineup, with Nunn – who had started all 44 games before Friday – out for the first time.McGRUDER RETURNSIt was the first time Clippers guard Rodney McGruder played against the Heat, the team with whom he spent his first three NBA seasons. “It’s nice. It’s weird,” McGruder said of facing Miami and many of his friends. He was waived by the Heat late last season in a luxury-tax-related move and picked up by the Clippers – who signed him to a three-year deal this past summer. “He’ll have a lifetime recommendation from us. He earned it,” Spoelstra said.UP NEXTThe Clippers conclude the out-of-state portion of their trip against Orlando on Sunday at 3 p.m., then return home to play a “road game” against the Lakers on Tuesday night. Rivers lauded Leonard for patiently waiting out Miami’s trapping schemes.“It’s like he was a boxer,” Rivers said. “He just kind of took his time until he could throw punches.”Landry Shamet scored 22 points for the Clippers, going 6 for 12 from 3-point range while doling out six assists. Lou Williams had 16 points and seven assists, Montrezl Harrell added 15 points and 11 rebounds and JaMychal Green had 14 points on 6-or-7 shooting and 10 rebounds.Jimmy Butler led Miami with 20 points. Butler left midway through the fourth after appearing to turn his right ankle for the second time in the game, capping a night when he also got inadvertently popped in the eye during the first half.Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Herro scored 19 points each, Bam Adebayo had 18 and Duncan Robinson added 16 for Miami. The Heat fell to 20-2 at home – 0-2 against teams from Los Angeles. Their only other home loss was to the Lakers.“We’ve built a place where it’s hard to win here and if you’re going to win here you’ve got to do some extravagant things,” Adebayo said. “And they’ve got a player over there that actually did that tonight.”Leonard flirted with a triple-double on two other occasions this season, missing it by two rebounds on Oct. 26 at Phoenix and by one assist on Nov. 11 against Toronto.“I thought he already had one,” Rivers said.The Clippers were without Paul George (left hamstring) for the eighth consecutive game and Patrick Beverley (right groin) for the second straight game, though Beverley tried lobbying his way into the lineup.Miami was without two point guards – Kendrick Nunn missed the game with left Achilles soreness and Goran Dragic was out with a sore left calf, something that flared up after he got kicked in Wednesday night’s overtime win against Washington.So, down to 10 available players, Miami had no choice: Waiters played for the first time this season.Related Articles “We had to grind it out. We need that adversity… You gotta be able to come together in those moments and find a way to win when things aren’t going well.”Landry Shamet talks with @jaimemaggio after tonight’s win in Miami!#ClipperNation • @LAClippers pic.twitter.com/jaBz7jMUqx— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) January 25, 2020 Leonard actually got the triple-double twice. He had it in the third quarter, briefly: What was originally his 10th rebound was taken away after the stat crew gave one play a closer review. He then got it for real on a rebound with 3:55 remaining.Clippers coach Doc Rivers was given the game ball in the locker room afterward, then dribbled it once before flipping it to Leonard as a keepsake. Leonard raised it over his head, then smiled as teammates applauded.“It’s because of y’all,” Leonard told teammates. “Y’all made shots. So that’s all a triple-double is.”And even with his big night, the Clippers – who dug their way out of a 15-point early hole and finished the third quarter on a 15-0 run to take control – had to hang on in the final moments.Miami was down by 18 with 8:34 left, then went on a 24-9 run and got within three on a 3-pointer by Dion Waiters with 34 seconds remaining. But they got no closer, and Leonard sealed it by going 4 for 4 from the foul line in the final moments. Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Make it 6️⃣ threes on the night for @landryshamet! 🔥#ClipperNation • @LAClippers pic.twitter.com/L1QFZ0TzNk— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) January 25, 2020 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum “That was a really quality win.”Coach Doc Rivers reflects on handing the Heat their 2nd loss at home this season.#ClipperNation • @LAClippers pic.twitter.com/xIZX6lcMGN— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) January 25, 2020center_img 🖐️ Kawhi 1st career triple-double 🖐️Kawhi Leonard (33 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST) scores 30+ PTS for the 7th consecutive game and the @LAClippers win in Miami! #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/qrW1PABgpM— NBA (@NBA) January 25, 2020 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime PreviousMiami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) and forward Montrezl Harrell (5) defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. The Clippers won 122-117. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Clippers forward JaMychal Green dunks over Heat forward Kelly Olynyk, left, during the first half of Friday’s game in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers guard Jerome Robinson (1) loses control of the ball as Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters goes to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler, front, drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard Jerome Robinson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket as Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) dunks over Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) and center Ivica Zubac (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) drives to the basket past Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) and forward Derrick Jones Jr. (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, left, goes to the basket as Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) goes to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and guard Landry Shamet (20) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) loses control of the ball against Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro, left, shoots over Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler falls to the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, center, reacts after being called for a technical foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) attempts a 3-pointer as Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. The Clippers won 122-117. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) scores in the closing seconds during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. The Clippers won 122-117. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) dunks over Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. The Clippers won 122-117. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) passes as Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Harkless (8) falls to the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. The Clippers won 122-117. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) is fouled by Miami Heat forward James Johnson during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. The Clippers won 122-117. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) drives to he basket as Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Harkless (8) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. The Clippers won 122-117. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) and forward Montrezl Harrell (5) defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. The Clippers won 122-117. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Clippers forward JaMychal Green dunks over Heat forward Kelly Olynyk, left, during the first half of Friday’s game in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)NextShow Caption1 of 26Clippers forward JaMychal Green dunks over Heat forward Kelly Olynyk, left, during the first half of Friday’s game in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)ExpandMIAMI — Kawhi Leonard has two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVP awards, four All-Star selections and a string of other accolades.And now, one triple-double.Unbelievable as it sounds – and really, the Miami Heat could not believe it – Leonard got a triple-double for the first time Friday night. He scored 26 of his 33 points after halftime, finished with 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and carried the Clippers past the Heat 122-117.“What do you mean, first triple-double? Of his career? Wow,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “That is a surprise. He’s as complete a player (as there is) in this league.”last_img read more

Zurich Classic of New Orleans: Team of Scott Stallings, Trey Mullinax top leaderboard in shortened round

first_img Michelle Wie will ‘take some time away’ from the course Four in Texas family charged in Masters ticket scam The longstanding tournament turned into a team event in 2017 and features eighty teams of two. However, only 13 teams played the entire 18 holes at TPC Louisiana.Joel Dahmen and Brandon Harkins were one of the other teams to finish and are tied for fourth place (9 under) with Brice Garnett and Chesson Hadley, who also completed their round.Dahmen and Harkins were off to a hot start, carding the tournament’s first birdie of the day. The two went on to birdie five of their first six holes to hold the early lead. They continued their mistake free round with four more birdies.Wasting no time.@BrandonDHarkins and @Joel_Dahmen have birdied 5 of their first 6 holes to take the lead @Zurich_Classic. 👏#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/DbFVOLhPhR— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 25, 2019C.T. Pan, who is coming off his first career PGA Tour victory Sunday at the RBC Heritage, is teamed up with Michael Kim​. The two are just two holes shy of finishing their first round and are currently in a sizable tie for 27th place (4 under). The two edged out Martin Laird and Nick Taylor and Brian Gay and Rory Sabbatini with a round of 11-under 61. Stallings and Mullinax combined for 11 birdies including four in a row as they made their way to the clubhouse. The teams of Laird and Taylor and Gay and Sabbatini sit in second place (10 under). Gay and Sabbatini still have four holes to play. Related Newscenter_img After inclement weather caused a 7 1/2 hour delay Thursday at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, only a few teams were able to finish their first round.In the shortened first day, where play was suspended due to darkness, Scott Stallings and Trey Mullinax sit at the top of the leaderboard.  Teams including Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay, Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy, and Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel have yet to tee off.Play will resume 7 a.m. Friday with the second wave of round one scheduled to begin at 7:15 a.m.last_img read more

For how many Weeks Edin will not play?

first_imgThe national football team of B&H will probably enter the decisive matches for the placement to the barrage for the European Championships without Edin Dzeko.On October 10th in Zenica, the national football team of B&H will measure forces with Wales, while they are to be the guests in Cyprus three days later. The coach of the BH national team Mehmed Bazdarevic will most probably not be able to count on the services of the striker of AS Roma, Edin Dzeko.The forward of Roma and the BH national team hurt his knee during the match between the Roman club and Capri, and the Italian media reported that he has to take a rest for three to four weeks.After testing, Dzeko limped back to the training camp of Roma and went to the room for physiotherapy.(Source: novovrijeme.ba)last_img read more