Julian Pribaz of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School has been chosen as the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery’s (ASRM) 2011 Harry J. Buncke Lecturer. The honor is known as the “Nobel Prize” equivalent in the field of reconstructive microsurgery.The award honors the memory of Buncke, a pioneer and mentor in the field of microsurgery who developed many of the techniques and instrumentation used in microsurgery. Nominated by his peers at ASRM, Pribaz is recognized for his extensive work in microsurgery. As part of his award, Pribaz delivered a lecture titled “Will the ‘Brave-New-World’ of Transplantation Be the Answer to the Limitations of Reconstructive Surgery?” on Jan. 18 in Cancun, Mexico.
On-campus banking options are set to look different for students and staff next year, with changes in the LaFortune Student Center and ATMs around campus.A branch of 1st Source Bank will replace the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union (NDFCU) branch currently housed in LaFortune. An announcement of the change was sent to all students and staff via email Thursday.Sophomore Drew Carmona, the student government representative on the evaluation committee responsible for the decision, said the University chose 1st Source from an initial pool of 13 financial institutions.“We put a lot of thought into what was best for the University and what was best for our students and staff,” Carmona said. “We selected 1st Source as the new campus branch bank partner because 1st Source has the ability to offer flexible solutions that best meet our unique needs.“We wanted a financial institution that could meet the needs of the University’s cashiering services, as well as offer quality services and consumer banking.”Carmona said, as the new partner bank, 1st Source will take over several duties formerly performed by NDFCU.“1st Source is going to administer various functions, like student account payments, department deposits, event/start-up cash and cashing checks,” he said.The transition likely will be completed over the summer, Carmona said. The new 1st Source branch will open July 1, and there will also be several 1st Source ATMs around campus.Carmona said students are free to do their personal banking with any financial institution. He said the main office of NDFCU on Moreau Drive will remain open and there will still be several NDFCU ATMs around campus to serve those who have accounts with NDFCU.“If anyone has an account with NDFCU, they can keep it. They can still bank with them,” Carmona said.Carmona said the evaluation committee also reviewed results from a student-banking survey conducted in the fall and found most students do their banking with large, national banks. The University plans to add ATMs for some of these banks, in addition to the other campus banking changes.“We’re looking into expanding our ATM offerings to fulfill the needs of as many students and employees as possible.” Carmona said. “We are reaching out to a few national banks to see if they would be willing to place an ATM on campus to service consumers who already have accounts with them, to help minimize bank fees — such as ATM withdrawal fees. That’s something very important to our students.”The process behind these decisions began in October 2013 with the formation of the evaluation committee, led by Procurement Services and composed of representatives from Treasury Services, the Controller’s Office, Human Resources, the Student Activities Office and student government.After establishing the committee, members sent a request for proposal to 13 banking institutions, Carmona said. The committee used the proposals to narrow the group down to a few finalists and heard a presentation from each of them in January.Tags: Banking
Boss Remi Garde hopes Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner and chief executive Tom Fox will break their silence soon. The manager also insisted he understands supporters’ anger after he and the players were mercilessly abused by fans. Garde revealed he has asked owner Lerner to talk to the fans – and believes he will speak soon – with the club in disarray and fury spilling over with Villa bottom of the Barclays Premier League. Press Association They are seven points behind second bottom Sunderland and tensions boiled over after Villa failed to beat League Two Wycombe on Saturday. Videos of the manager and players being abused after the game were posted on social media while substitutes Brad Guzan and Joleon Lescott were also accused of playing a game involving chewing gum during the match. Garde tried to move on from the weekend but conceded he expected the reaction. He said: “I know football, in every country it’s the same. I understand completely the fans’ frustration. I am not surprised because I know that from situations from different clubs I have played and worked for.” The boss said he was not aware of the reported issue with Lescott and Guzan but reminded all players of their responsibilities. He added: “What I can say is, as a professional player, you need to behave in the right way with respect for everybody. It doesn’t matter if you are top of the table or bottom. It’s just a question of being respectful to everybody.” Against Palace, Garde is without Carlos Sanchez and Alan Hutton (hamstring), while Jack Grealish (tonsil itis) and Gabriel Agbonlahor (back) are doubts. Garde and the squad were abused as they boarded the coach after Saturday’s 1-1 FA Cup draw at Wycombe, while Micah Richards also spoke to supporters to calm tensions during the game. American Lerner has barely spoken to the media in five years and Garde expects he and chief executive Tom Fox, who is in New York to hold talks with Lerner about the club’s January transfer plans, to address Villa’s situation. He said: “This is something I asked from them a fortnight ago, or something like that. Not to take the pressure off me – if I didn’t want the pressure I wouldn’t have this job. “It’s more because I’m facing you (the media) every week but actually I know Villa from inside for only 10 weeks now. “At some point I cannot explain and I am not in the position to judge what happened before and whether it was right or wrong because I wasn’t here. “At some point it is important that the Aston Villa voice is not only mine. “This is not to avoid my responsibilities at all. I will do it as long as I am in this position at this club.” Villa host Crystal Palace on Tuesday marooned at the bottom of the league and 11 points from safety.