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Kaneda, who has been practicing karate since age 5, came in fifth in her division in Buenos Aires. "I’m pretty happy with how I did. I barely lost the bronze medal match. Always have stuff to work on, I guess," she said.
"A decision of this magnitude was not made lightly," said President Jonathan Veitch in making the announcement. "No one wanted or expected the season to end this way. Making this decision now provides needed clarity to players, their parents, coaches, and other SCIAC members.
"My years at Occidental College sparked my interest in social and political causes, and filled me with the idea that my voice could make a difference," said President Obama, a member of the Occidental College Class of 1983.
Sousa’s research focuses on Pre-Columbian and colonial Mexican history. Her research project is titled "So That the Indians Would Forget Their Superstitions": The Desecration of Sacred Sites and Objects in Colonial Mexico. She will be in residence at the Getty Research Institute from January to June 2018.
Two years ago, using an SUV-sized robotic drone from onboard a Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute vessel, Goffredi discovered tiny orange tube worms and dozens of other animals, some never before seen, living near super-heated (up to 680 degrees Fahrenheit) hydrothermal vents near the ocean floor in areas completely devoid of light.
According to the award citation, the selection committee chose Occidental’s program "because it is deeply impressed with your efforts to provide over 7,000 Los Angeles students each year with student-centered laboratory learning experiences that foster scientific inquiry and curiosity."
History Professor Sharla Fett was awarded the prestigious Graham L. Sterling Memorial Award, established in 1972 to recognize a faculty member with a distinguished record of teaching, service and professional achievement.
The wide-ranging interdisciplinary collection examines both Alex Haley’s 1976 book and the 1977 television adaptation—a galvanizing national event, drawing a record-shattering viewership, earning 38 Emmy nominations and changing overnight the discourse on race, civil rights and slavery.