Sunday, July 5, 2020

2017 Best Brightest Belisa Pang, University of Virginia (McIntire)

2017 Best Brightest: Belisa Pang, University of Virginia (McIntire) by: Jeff Schmitt on April 09, 2017 | 0 Comments Comments 524 Views April 9, 2017Belisa PangUniversity of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce â€Å"If you can describe me in 15 words, you do not know me well.†Fun fact about yourself: I do not know what the correct way to pronounce my first name is Spanish is not the first language of my parents, who picked up the unusual name from a dictionary. I absolutely love it.Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Beijing, ChinaHigh School: Florida Day School (obviously in Florida, Buenos Aires); Beijing No.4 High School (obviously in Beijing)Major: Quant Finance, Statistics (Econometrics)Favorite Business Courses: Global Commerce Scholar Seminars, Quant Finance Seminars, Business AnalyticsExtracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College:Global Commerce Scholar (in progress)William M. Shermet ScholarshipDean’s listFull Scholarship with stipends at Peking UniversityJASSO Scholarship at Meiji UniversityAIESEC Founder of Local Committee in VirginiaPeking University Latin American Student Association (LASA) Vice presidentBeijing Birdwatching Society VolunteerWhere have you interned during your college career? FIX SCR affiliate of Fitch Ratings, Buenos Aires, Assistant AnalystHILTON WORLDWIDE, McLean, VA, Operations Finance InternBANK OF EAST ASIA, Beijing, Personal Finance InternDescribe your dream Job: A top-tier finance scholar with a cat, and intellectual peers with whom I can discuss cutting-edge theories or work together as a team.Who is your favorite professor? I have a lot of favorite professors at McIntire (smile). I like Professor Wilhelm for his dedication, Professor Gallmeyer for his candidness (he taught me to stay disciplined I cannot appreciate it more), and Professor Chapman for his positive energy, and Professor Kitchens for his attention to his students. Additionally I like my ICE professor s for their different personalities. As students, we often underestimate how hard it is to balance research, teaching, and service at a business school. I wish I could know my professors better; they are as inspiring in life as they are in the classrooms.Which executive or entrepreneur do you most admire? Coco Chanel, for her â€Å"lifelong determination, ambition, and energy which she applied to her professional and social life†.What did you enjoy most about majoring in a business-related field? The people here are solution- and efficiency-oriented, which makes the school full of energy. I often found myself among young and ambitious peers with a lot of talents to learn from.What is the biggest lesson you gained from studying business? The Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns: when life becomes stagnant, it is time for a breakthrough. It also shows the importance of a well-structured team.Where would you like to work after graduation?   I want to pursue a PhD in finance. I really enjoy working with quantitative finance, and I would love to continue doing research in the field if possible.What are your long-term professional goals? I hope I can be a good professor and make positive changes in other people’s lives.What advice would you give to a student looking to major in a business-related field? Try to find out what you want to do as early as possible, so that you can more easily stay focused and maximize the potential of the time you spend learning business.â€Å"I knew I wanted to major in business when†¦I was in primary school. I watched a TV show where a Wharton graduate clearly stood out because of his training in the business school.†Ã¢â‚¬Å"If I didn’t major in business, I would be†¦a vet.†Ã¢â‚¬Å"Before I entered business school, I wish I had known†¦I would need credits for Linear Algebra to get my Stat degree. The business school is full of opportunities; it would be a pity if you could not take advant age of it because of other time obligations on the side.†What was the happiest moment of your life? I thought my parents and my sister would be mad when I cancelled a trip back to China at the last minute, but instead, they encouraged me and respected my decision. It was one of the touching moments when I could tangibly feel their support and their unconditional love.Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of?  I speak several languages and I play the violin despite my hearing impairment.What animal would you choose to represent your professional brand An owl? I’m still working towards it. I love owls because they are powerful but humble, and they represent wisdom in many cultures.Who would you most want to thank for your success? My grandma. She taught me to talk, and she always knows what to say.I am lucky that I have a lot of people to appreciate, and I know that I would not be where I am today without the support from my families , my professors, and my peers. For example, until I graduated, I did not realize that nearly every single classmate in my middle school had raised their voice when they talked to me. I hope I will be able to help back one day.What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? â€Å"I’d like to stay in touch with Belisa. And I will.†Favorite book: King Solomons Ring (by Konrad Lorenz)Favorite movie: Cats (the musical)Favorite musical performer: Itzhak PerlmanFavorite vacation spot: HomeWhat are your hobbies? Violin, going to art galleries, concerts and theatres, birdwatching, horse-riding, taking care of animals and plants, reading, travellingWhat made Belisa such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2017? â€Å"Belisa is truly one of the most unique and impressive students we have ever had here at the Commerce school. She speaks over 5 languages; is ethnically Chinese, but was raised in Argentina; took a year off fr om high school to work with indigenous tribes in Argentina; and then attended Peking University (China’s most prestigious university) for two yeasr prior to coming to UVa.While here at the Commerce School, she has taken a very impressive 22 credits while most of our students take only 15 and has made Dean’s List both semesters. Belisa is one of our strongest students academically. she is not only completing a major with us, but also in the Statistics Department focusing on Econometrics. At McIntire, she has excelled concentrating in both Finance and Information Technology, with sub-focuses on Business Analytics, and Quantitative Finance. What makes Belisa even more impressive is that she was born with incurable hearing loss, and learned three languages and lip-reading with 80% hearing loss before 11th grade, at which time she acquired hearing aids. Belisa is a remarkable person, extremely well liked, charming and mature. She is truly a shining example of the human spir it. She is incredible driven with a spark for life that will set her apart in the years to come. She has definitely left her mark at the Commerce School.Danny Steeper, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Student Services and Academic Operations University of Virginia McIntire School of CommerceDONT MISS: THE FULL HONOR ROLL: THE BEST BRIGHTEST UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS MAJORS OF 2017 Page 1 of 11

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Taking Baby Steps Toward a 529 Plan

Some states want to help you celebrate your new baby. They're connecting early with parents, using giveaways, contests and other efforts to promote opening a 529 plan now and not waiting until preschool or later. "A family that benefits from one of the programs in a state at birth or who starts to save early is going to be much more likely to send their child to college than someone who starts much later," says James Boyle, president of the College Parents of America, an advocacy group based in Arlington, Va. An early 529 plan also can solve the dilemma some parents face about what age to start saving for college because they're deciding from birth to set aside money that will be used 18 years down the road. "It's a big push to bring in newborns because there's no better time to start. It's starting a discipline (of saving) at the right time," says Joan Marshall, chairwoman of the College Savings Plans Network, a clearinghouse of information on state-administered 529 plans. "When you have a newborn, it is a time when families get quite a few gifts. What better thing to do with a lot of that money other than buying baby toys that the child is going to grow out of in no time (than) really making an investment for that child." Who's reaching out to newborns States generally try to either give parents details about their 529 plans as part of the stack of information they receive at the hospital or that's included with the birth certificate. Some have tried the birth certificate connection but others aren't permitted to do so, Marshall says, making their links with hospitals even more important. But she's noticed newer efforts to pique parents' interest enough to open a college savings account that have included giveaways and contests. "It also coincides with increased effort on the part of 529 plans to make it easier for friends and family to make gifts for a newborn child," says Marshall, also executive director of the College Savings Plans of Maryland. Some giveaways are monthly or quarterly, and others are special events, so it's good to check with your state to see what it offers. In Iowa, the Baby 529 College Savings Giveaway is a monthly drawing where one infant born in an Iowa hospital during the month wins a $1,000 College Savings Iowa 529 Plan account. "Every mother who walks in the door, whether she's rich or poor, can sign up. If the computer picks your name out, you're a winner," Iowa Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald says. Helping parents think of the future The Iowa monthly contest began in July 2008, when the state launched the effort after realizing that a New Year's Day baby contest wasn't giving the same opportunities to babies born throughout the year. The goal is to spread the word that parents should think about a 529 plan when they're having a baby, Fitzgerald says. "Don't forget about this important aspect of preparing for the future," he says. And apparently, many don't. About 30 percent of parents who register for the contest, start an account, Fitzgerald says. A privately funded program in Maine, the Harold Alfond College Challenge, provides a $500 grant for parents of each new Maine baby to start a state NextGen 529 plan account for college savings. In Indiana, quarterly drawings are held for parents who sign up with the information included in new parents' kits they receive at the hospital, Marshall says. Other efforts are tied to annual or special events. The Virginia College Savings Plan celebrated 529 Day in May by awarding 529 plans for college savings with a balance of $529 to infants born on May 29 and closest to -- but not after -- 5:29 p.m. Whether you win or not, it's great that states are using contests as a springboard for you to think about the future by starting a 529 plan, Boyle says. Posted July 30, 2010 Some states want to help you celebrate your new baby. They're connecting early with parents, using giveaways, contests and other efforts to promote opening a 529 plan now and not waiting until preschool or later. "A family that benefits from one of the programs in a state at birth or who starts to save early is going to be much more likely to send their child to college than someone who starts much later," says James Boyle, president of the College Parents of America, an advocacy group based in Arlington, Va. An early 529 plan also can solve the dilemma some parents face about what age to start saving for college because they're deciding from birth to set aside money that will be used 18 years down the road. "It's a big push to bring in newborns because there's no better time to start. It's starting a discipline (of saving) at the right time," says Joan Marshall, chairwoman of the College Savings Plans Network, a clearinghouse of information on state-administered 529 plans. "When you have a newborn, it is a time when families get quite a few gifts. What better thing to do with a lot of that money other than buying baby toys that the child is going to grow out of in no time (than) really making an investment for that child." Who's reaching out to newborns States generally try to either give parents details about their 529 plans as part of the stack of information they receive at the hospital or that's included with the birth certificate. Some have tried the birth certificate connection but others aren't permitted to do so, Marshall says, making their links with hospitals even more important. But she's noticed newer efforts to pique parents' interest enough to open a college savings account that have included giveaways and contests. "It also coincides with increased effort on the part of 529 plans to make it easier for friends and family to make gifts for a newborn child," says Marshall, also executive director of the College Savings Plans of Maryland. Some giveaways are monthly or quarterly, and others are special events, so it's good to check with your state to see what it offers. In Iowa, the Baby 529 College Savings Giveaway is a monthly drawing where one infant born in an Iowa hospital during the month wins a $1,000 College Savings Iowa 529 Plan account. "Every mother who walks in the door, whether she's rich or poor, can sign up. If the computer picks your name out, you're a winner," Iowa Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald says. Helping parents think of the future The Iowa monthly contest began in July 2008, when the state launched the effort after realizing that a New Year's Day baby contest wasn't giving the same opportunities to babies born throughout the year. The goal is to spread the word that parents should think about a 529 plan when they're having a baby, Fitzgerald says. "Don't forget about this important aspect of preparing for the future," he says. And apparently, many don't. About 30 percent of parents who register for the contest, start an account, Fitzgerald says. A privately funded program in Maine, the Harold Alfond College Challenge, provides a $500 grant for parents of each new Maine baby to start a state NextGen 529 plan account for college savings. In Indiana, quarterly drawings are held for parents who sign up with the information included in new parents' kits they receive at the hospital, Marshall says. Other efforts are tied to annual or special events. The Virginia College Savings Plan celebrated 529 Day in May by awarding 529 plans for college savings with a balance of $529 to infants born on May 29 and closest to -- but not after -- 5:29 p.m. Whether you win or not, it's great that states are using contests as a springboard for you to think about the future by starting a 529 plan, Boyle says. Posted July 30, 2010

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Determining The Population Structure Of Salmo Salar

Joshua Igin Determining the Population Structure of Salmo salar (Atlantic Salmon) in the Salmon River, NY The Salmon River is located in Oswego County New York and it empties into Lake Ontario at Port Ontario. It is a major hub of public recreational fishing in New York State and contains a variety of fish including Chinook, Coho, and Atlantic Salmon as well as Brown Trout and many others. The Salmon River was an extremely productive tributary into the late 19th century. Unfortunately, a variety of factors led to the degradation of the water and subsequently the Atlantic Salmon population collapsed. These factors included deforestation, over-fishing, and dam construction. (dec.ny) In 1981 the Salmon River Hatchery was formed in Altmar NY,†¦show more content†¦(Falconer and Mackay, 1996). Additionally, (Youngson et al 2003) explains that in the management of hatcheries, managers must make decisions based on population structure and genetic insight. This research would provide novel information that could inform better decision making in terms of the effectiveness and efficiency of the hatchery. The Atlantic Salmon is an appropriate fish to study because of it’s importance globally. It is a commonly eaten fish, and is very prevalently produced used in aquaculture techniques. In addition to that, it’s a fish that has seen a dramatic population decline globally. There are major conservation efforts concerning it, specifically on the coast of Maine. It is an anadromous fish, and typically spends 2-3 years in freshwater, then spends about 2-3 years in the ocean and then returns to it’s native river to spawn. This makes it very vulnerable to the conditions it may face in both environments. The general approach of this study will follow similar methodology to the approach used in Ward 2006. The Genetic diversity within the populations will be examined based on samples locus genotypes and the genome diversity can be examined for fits to Hardy-Weinberg expectations. The genetic differentiation between the samples will be quantified using the FST statistic from Wright,Show MoreRelatedSalmon Culture Site Selection For A Partially Integrated Coho Salmon3086 Words   |  13 Pagesintegrated coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) operation. Sarah Davis 27600105 Applied Biology 418 Dr. Ackerman October 31, 2014 Introduction The commercial culture of salmonids is concentrated on three high value species: Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) (Asche and Bjorndal 2011). Early North American commercial salmon culturists favoured coho salmon as a culture species due to their rapid growth rate and hardiness (iRead MoreEia - Scoping Report: Fictional Marina Development6426 Words   |  26 PagesPhase Negative visual impacts may result from extensive vegetation clearance, however careful re-planting can enhance the landscape. The development presents an opportunity to considerably improve the local landscape by the removal of derelict structures. Construction plant may be a visual nuisance to local residents, though this is largely unavoidable and limited to the construction phase. Figure 2, an aerial photo of the site, showing the nearby areas that will be most affected. Image  ©GoogleRead MoreField Experiment On Surface Water Groundwater Exchange6106 Words   |  25 Pagesare able to utilize a wider range of habitats (Kennedy et al. 2008, Armstrong and Nislow 2006). Post emergence survivability also depends largely on environmental conditions. Studies investigating the spatial scale for juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) following emergence provide evidence that post emergent salmon are likely to remain near their nest, even if moving could improve their growth (Einum 2011, 2012), suggesting that post-emergent salmon may benefit from the fluxes of upwelling areas

Discrimination And The Criminal Justice System - 1297 Words

Discrimination is a known concept that happens everywhere, yet police and prosecutors are blind to it. Their ways of preventing crime are discriminatory in every sense of the word and they categorize people based on their skin color and where they reside. The disproportionate minority contact with the stop and frisk method is one of the ways that discrimination can be seen. â€Å"Code of the Street† and â€Å"Law and Disorder in Philadelphia† help dissect why discrimination is not seen by police and their agencies and also how police officers and their administration go about ways of preventing crime. The pressure within the police, community, and courts create inequalities for the individuals going through the Criminal Justice System.†¦show more content†¦Anderson’s second point is about family lives. There are tons of kids that are living on the street, in abandoned cars and houses. Their homes are usually taken over by drugs and are compromised. 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Creative Titles For Romeo And Juliet Essay Example For Students

Creative Titles For Romeo And Juliet Essay A monologue from the play by William ShakespeareNURSE: Even or odd, of all days in the year,Come Lammas Eve at night shall she be fourteen.Susan and she (God rest all Christian souls!)Were of an age. Well, Susan is with God;She was too good for me. But, as I said,On Lammas Eve at night shall she be fourteen;That shall she, marry; I remember it well.Tis since the earthquake now eleven years;And she was weaned (I never shall forget it),Of all the days of the year, upon that day;For I had then laid wormwood to my dug,Sitting in the sun under the dovehouse wall.My lord and you were then at Mantua.Nay, I do bear a brain. But, as I said,When it did taste the wormwood on the nippleOf my dug and felt it bitter, pretty fool,To see it tetchy and fall out with the dug!Shake, quoth the dovehouse! Twas no need, I trow,To bid me trudge.And since that time it is eleven years,For then she could stand high-lone; nay, by th rood,She could have run and waddled all about;For even the day before, she broke her brow;And then my husband (God be with his soul!A was a merry man) took up the child.Yea, quoth he, dost thou fall upon thy face?Thou wilt fall backward when thou hast more wit;Wilt thou not, Jule? and, by my holidam,The pretty wretch left crying and said Ay.To see now how a jest shall come about!I warrant, an I should live a thousand yearsI never should forget it. Wilt thou not, Jule? quoth he,And, pretty fool, it stinted and said Ay.