Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Chilean President Rides High as Term Ends
Read NY Times article here:
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
What a day! This is one incredible experience....there is no TV show or Hollywood film that can provide what we are learning here. I feel so lucky to be here and touch with my own hands the reality of today's Rwanda. We had fantastic meeting with the Head Adviser of the President. Earlier today we went to visit the genocide memorial, there I nearly lost my lunch... So emotional. But what a brave country this is! Tomorrow we go to Virunga to see the mountain gorillas...:) xV.
Read more about Veronica's trip to Africa by clicking here
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Professor Elinor Ostrom became the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Economics. (Photo: Adam P Schweigert / WFIU, wfiupublicradio / flickr)
The grip enjoyed by men on the Nobel Prize for Economics was broken at last yesterday when Elinor Ostrom, a professor at the University of Indiana, became the first woman to be honoured with the award.
Her win ensured that 2009 was a record-breaking Nobel year for women, with five female winners.
Professor Ostrom, 76, shares her prize with with a fellow American academic, Oliver Williamson, also 76, who teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. Both professors specialise in economic governance and the deployment of authority to resolve conflicts.
To read more about Elinor Ostrom and the prize she hopes will direct more attention to other women working in the field of economics, click here.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
First, a fashion story by Patrick Demarchelier...
Next, Karlie by Tim Walker at Rooftop Gardens in the Bronx:
Karlie alongside CFDA nominee Alabama Chanin, shot by Norman Jean Roy:
And shot with actor Tom Sturridge, photographed by Mario Testino: