Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Whats Christmas by Jeffery McNutt


Christmas isn’t about toys
Christmas isn’t about money
Christmas is about giving food to the needy
Christmas is about loving your family
Christmas is to get time to spend with your family

What’s Christmas
Christmas is about the holiday
Christmas is about loving what you get
Christmas isn’t about sending cards

Christmas is about love

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Road to Success: Lecture Series Kicks Off with Stories of Two Sold Startups

 

Gregory Olson, Michael Peshkin discuss entrepreneurship in first Farley Fellows lecture

Oct 17, 2013

When McCormick’s Michael Peshkin started a medical robotics company with one of his graduate students almost 20 years ago, he had no idea what headaches awaited them. Patent issues, a fired CEO, crippling investor demands, and so little income that employees were working for free — for a long time, the company seemed a lost cause.
But the scrappy startup eventually found great success. Last month, the medical technology company Stryker Corporation bought the company, renamed as MAKO Surgical, for $1.65 billion. 
Northwestern faculty and students heard Peshkin’s story October 15 in a new lecture series sponsored by Northwestern’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The lectures invite Farley Fellows, faculty members who have been particularly successful in entrepreneurship, to share their experience with the Northwestern community.
Michael Peshkin (left) and Gregory Olson (right) discuss their startups at the Farley Fellows lecture.
Michael Peshkin (left) and Gregory Olson (right) discuss their startups at the Farley Fellows lecture.
The first Farley Fellows seminar featured Peshkin, professor of mechanical engineering and Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, and Greg Olson, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, both in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.
After MAKO, Peshkin went on to co-found three more startups to commercialize Northwestern developments in human/robot interaction: Tangible Haptics, a company that “lets you feel what you see” on touchscreens; Kinea Design, a developer of robotic and mechatronic assist devices for physical therapy; and Cobotics, Inc., a provider of intelligent assist devices to the industrial marketplace.
Two of the other companies have also been purchased, often considered a marker of a startup’s success. But Peshkin says the startup world is exciting for reasons other than money.
“The joy is in the pursuit,” he said. “It is a great experience, and you have a chance to change the world.”
Olson also experienced considerable success with the sale of his company, QuesTek Innovations. Founded in 1996 by Olson and his former PhD student, QuesTek uses Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) to create patented materials on the atomic level, designing and developing new advanced materials in less than half the time and a third of the cost of traditional empirical methods. 
In the mid-1990s, Olson’s lab was offering a technology that most people thought wasn’t possible. This prompted Olson to consider taking his work outside the lab and into the marketplace.
“There’s only so much impact you can hope to have writing papers in an ivory tower, especially if your area of focus is technology,” he said. “The only way to get it out there is to start a company.”
QuesTek grew, creating products like high-performance steel for the US Navy, Army, and Air Force; in 2010, the first ever ICME-designed and qualified material (QuesTek’s Ferrium® S53® steel) began flying as the main landing gear on a T-38 trainer jet. Two of its steels are being evaluated by the world’s largest military helicopter manufacturers (Bell Helicopter, Boeing and Sikorsky) as next generation flight-critical transmission components, displacing steel that has been used for decades. 
In 2012, a major Silicon Valley company acquired a portion of QuesTek’s materials design team, but Olson and his partners retain the rights to the intellectual property. Since then, QuesTek has hired a number of new engineers and materials designers, and they continue to win new projects, funded both by the government and private industry.
“It’s a great opportunity to hire my former and current students,” Olson said.


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Thursday, October 31, 2013

In Darkest Woods he Wandered © Steve McKee

shengyang railway station


 
In darkest woods he wandered,
one moonless stormy night.
The tree limbs made him shiver
reaching out through lightnings light.

The thunder rumbled its deep warning
and spoke of dreadful things;
for he was out on Halloween
with all it's dark heart brings.

His path led through the woods for miles
and eyeballs watched him travel;
He could feel their wicked smiles
while trying hard not to unravel.

Would he live another hour
or would dark forces take him down?
Would they this traveler overpower?
Did he hear hoof beats on the ground.

The thunder clapped the lightening flashed.
The tree limbs reached to slap at him;
He heard the evil cackle while
all his senses seemed to dim.

The rain was in his face now
as the storm just seemed to grow;
he was lying on his back
and how? he didn't know.

The fear engulfed his total being
he couldn't even speak
and all the evil he was seeing
only served to make him weak.

He jerked awake and saw beside him
another frightened form.
somehow they both were now
together in this awful storm.

He looked at her beside him
and said with eyes quite wide;
I don't feel like sleeping out,
I think I'll go inside!
 
 
 


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The Apparition

  by John Donne
When by thy scorn, O murd'ress, I am dead 
         And that thou think'st thee free 
From all solicitation from me, 
Then shall my ghost come to thy bed, 
And thee, feign'd vestal, in worse arms shall see; 
Then thy sick taper will begin to wink, 
And he, whose thou art then, being tir'd before, 
Will, if thou stir, or pinch to wake him, think 
         Thou call'st for more, 
And in false sleep will from thee shrink; 
And then, poor aspen wretch, neglected thou 
Bath'd in a cold quicksilver sweat wilt lie 
         A verier ghost than I. 
What I will say, I will not tell thee now, 
Lest that preserve thee; and since my love is spent, 
I'had rather thou shouldst painfully repent, 
Than by my threat'nings rest still innocent.
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The Apparition

  by John Donne
When by thy scorn, O murd'ress, I am dead 
         And that thou think'st thee free 
From all solicitation from me, 
Then shall my ghost come to thy bed, 
And thee, feign'd vestal, in worse arms shall see; 
Then thy sick taper will begin to wink, 
And he, whose thou art then, being tir'd before, 
Will, if thou stir, or pinch to wake him, think 
         Thou call'st for more, 
And in false sleep will from thee shrink; 
And then, poor aspen wretch, neglected thou 
Bath'd in a cold quicksilver sweat wilt lie 
         A verier ghost than I. 
What I will say, I will not tell thee now, 
Lest that preserve thee; and since my love is spent, 
I'had rather thou shouldst painfully repent, 
Than by my threat'nings rest still innocent.
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/21078#sthash.Ndip7vVh.dpuf

The Apparition

  by John Donne
When by thy scorn, O murd'ress, I am dead 
         And that thou think'st thee free 
From all solicitation from me, 
Then shall my ghost come to thy bed, 
And thee, feign'd vestal, in worse arms shall see; 
Then thy sick taper will begin to wink, 
And he, whose thou art then, being tir'd before, 
Will, if thou stir, or pinch to wake him, think 
         Thou call'st for more, 
And in false sleep will from thee shrink; 
And then, poor aspen wretch, neglected thou 
Bath'd in a cold quicksilver sweat wilt lie 
         A verier ghost than I. 
What I will say, I will not tell thee now, 
Lest that preserve thee; and since my love is spent, 
I'had rather thou shouldst painfully repent, 
Than by my threat'nings rest still innocent.
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/21078#sthash.Ndip7vVh.dpuf

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Subway opens in the Norris University Center By Daily Northwestern

Subway opens at Northwestern's Norris Center

Subway opens at Northwestern's Norris Center
Joseph Diebold/Daily Senior Staffer
Subway opens in the Norris University Center on Thursday. The location is the 11th to open in Evanston.


October 3, 2013
Northwestern, it's time for a $5 footlong.
Subway, installed in Norris University Center over the summer and early part of Fall Quarter, opened at 11 a.m. for lunch. The 11th iteration of Subway in Evanston replaced Windy City Deli, nuSushi and Big Ten Cafe in the Norris food court.

(Editorial: Administration should look at students as partners, not customers)
“We are looking forward to having one of the strongest retail brands in America, Subway, on campus at Northwestern,” Steve Mangan, district manager for nuCuisine, said in a news release when the arrival of Subway was announced. “It has a strong identity with value, quality, nutrition and wellness for our customers.”

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Order Up By Daily O'Colly at OSU BY KAELYNE YUMUL STAFF REPORTER



 
Looks like Retro Burger is now just a thing of the past.

University Dining Services renamed Retro Burger, which is in the Scott-Parker-Wentz complex, to the Service Station  (Fu Wu Zhan)for the fall semester while also elevating the selection of burgers once offered at the hamburger joint.

Though the decorations and location hasn’t changed, the menu has. Rather than serving simple hamburgers and fries, the Service Station offers many choices, such as the California Dreamin’ Burger and three types of French fries.

Students also have the option to build their own burger or chicken sandwich if they choose.
The Service Station morphs into the Service Station After Dark with a more expansive menu and a full wait staff after the lunch hour. Students at Oklahoma State University are well acquainted with the Service Station’s popular dinner menu of the past.

Despite the higher prices, the Service Station After Dark offers a selection of pasta, seafood and salads that can’t always be found on campus for students.



The shift from Retro Burger to the Service Station was inspired by some of the students on campus who were a part of focus and advisory groups for University Dining Services. Participants were asked questions regarding possible menu items as well as changing the name of Retro Burger to the Service Station.

Terry Baker, director of University Dining Services, said each group responded positively to a “revitalized menu” on campus.

“Having more choices for lunch definitely is a good thing,” civil engineering sophomore Brent Wooldridge said. “Signature burgers are always appealing to students.”

To revamp the menu, University Dining Services used burger concepts derived from “Main Branch Burgers,” which are top-selling burgers from other burger chains, said University Dining Services employee Jessica Meltion.

During Welcome Week, a test run was used to see whether the change in name and menu would be appealing to new and old students.




“The test run was really good and positive,” Baker said.

Over the course of the weeklong test run, about 100 free lunches were distributed.

“The process was really smooth and students loved how the menu switched it up from last year’s burger options,” Melton said.

As for the name change, the focus groups said that having two restaurant names last year was confusing because Retro Burger and the Service Station were in the same location.

Therefore, to remove any misunderstanding about the location of the two restaurants, University Dining Services chose to rename the Retro Burger to the Service Station and make dinner hours the Service Station After Dark.



To spread the word on the new restaurant, samples will be distributed throughout the restaurant during its grand opening from Aug. 19 to 31. Discount coupons will be handed out randomly to customers as well.

Service Station and Service Station After Dark will be open all year to students, faculty and staff craving signature burgers and fries.

Follow @osudining for more information on Twitter. For every 100 new followers, a free Service Station lunch will be given.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

If There Is A Scheme

 

If there is a scheme,
Perhaps because orchards after the first
rain are too, loving a daydream,
July's night sky glitter with stars,
Further than that, differing
planets rotate in limitless grace,
Halting bitterish friends
from turning off a switch on the flying
subway, with wheels screeching
against the rails,
Clouds blink their eyes
when the light is back
on again.


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Saturday, July 20, 2013

fooled again




Things indoor look youthful
may not be naturally created to be truthful,
Makeups and artificial names are cool,
But disguised crimes cannot do,
As you see that, I confess,
My reactions to things shall be honestly a success,
I look askance
at plastic trees, plastic surgery on faces,
The charm seem so very real,
and they dearly make one stare and feel,
But something is definitely wrong,
When one threats using your friend's cell phone,
...
making false statements so much like true,
If I were you, I would sue!








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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Rain in Summer Time by Catrina Heart


 


rain.....summer
summer......rain
a time in our life
a time where rain falls
in summer time
where lonely-hearts toast
on a long shore of solitude
And wavy sand of aches




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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Give Me Colors and Codes...

Color me orange and yellow,
Dancing with optimism and perfection;
Embracing and performing high and low,
Painting time with novel perception.
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Color my conscience at ease,
Loads of compassion, and sensitivity;
Draw my wishes in golden grace,
Full picture of emotions and activity.
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Color a heart shape on my cheeks,
Offer my accomplishment a unique sparkle,
Lead me to winding paths and creeks,
Guide me to places filled with worry free chuckle.
 
 
 
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Monday, June 10, 2013

i wish

I wish to function as if I'm single,
Illustrate or discover knowledge
through stormy times, maybe harmless
risks, it's human nature that
one strives for freedom and power,
Not necessarily drown in relational issues,
But just stand as independent unit,
of course, there is a child in all of us,
as far as my eyes can see,
men and women carry damaged souls,
but bound through common thread
within, we want ways leading to
security, satisfaction, and amity.
The process would not be easy...
Let's pray for sunny days, via sallow
ashes, with our minds full of lights,
hearts filled with wishful proposals.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

I Stand Before You by Roger Jaco Robicheau



Edward Cox/The Daily Northwestern
Associated Student Government community relations committee member Mike Morgan (right) brought up the idea of garage sale where off campus students could sell goods before the school year ends. About 20 students attended the garage sale on Sunday.



I Stand Before You
I stand before you all today
But not one eye can see my way
My time arrived, to leave this earth
A fact so planned, to every birth
It happened where I had to go
My torch for life was so aglow
I transferred while in uniform
Protecting freedom, through a storm
Should I resent I died for you
Not on my life, red white and blue
Please help my family through each day
Tell all my friends, try not to stray
And of the country I did love
Do think of me, through God above
Your memories, brought forth this day
Send love to us, who could not stay


©2001 Roger J. Robicheau





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