The study of biological systems has been revolutionized by the use of genomic technologies. Most of the knowledge gathered over the last few years refers to terrestrial models. The study of marine systems using genomic technologies has, apart from a focus on microbial systems, been generally neglected although there are signs that this situation may be changing. This review analyses recent progress made in the field of marine genomics and identifies the broad areas in which this new technology is having the greatest impacts. These studies include comparative, functional and environmental genomics of metazoan animals. In many cases, as well as benefiting marine science, studies on marine taxa are having wide-ranging impacts on our global understanding of genomes and genomics.
Projects Under Vectren’s Electric Grid Modernization Plan ContinueEvansville, Ind. – Crews working for Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana – South (Vectren) are continuing efforts to upgrade portions of Vectren’s substations and transmission and distribution networks to maintain reliable electric service. Through the next few months, approximately 70 projects – investments of more than $12 million – will be completed as part of the Smart Energy Future strategy. Projects aimed at upgrading Vectren’s electric infrastructure will continue to take place throughout the southwestern Indiana territory over the electric grid modernization plan’s seven-year period.When possible, impacted customers will receive direct communication about the upcoming work, especially for projects that require a service interruption. Upcoming projects include:Circuit (a specific grouping of poles and lines delivering power) rebuild and conversion projects– upgrading and replacing hardware and equipment on the circuit, which leads to shorter restoration times, a reduction in the number of emergency repairs needed and increased system performance and integrity Evansville: Red Bank circuit (north of Claremont Avenue) serving 1,885 customersEvansville: S. Weinbach Avenue circuit (along Weinbach Avenue, between Walnut Avenue and Chandler Avenue) serving 194 customersEvansville: Washington Avenue circuit (between Weinbach Avenue and Villa Drive) serving 438 customersEvansville: First Avenue circuit (north of Morgan Avenue) serving 55 customersEvansville: Mt. Auburn circuit (along St. Joe Avenue between Bismark Avenue and Bement Avenue) serving 686 customersMt. Vernon: East Main circuit (between Chestnut Street and Main Street, north of Water Street) serving 157 customersMt. Vernon: North Main circuit (between Wolflin Street and SR 69, north of Fifth Street) serving 313 customersNewburgh: Newburgh circuit (along SR 662 from Grimm Road to Yorkshire Road) serving 1086 customersUnderground cable replacement projects – replacing aging underground cable, which leads to a reduction in risk of unplanned outages, faster outage restoration when outages occur and reduced customer interruption duration by sectionalizing the area in need of repairEvansville: Shady Hills (along Bob Court Drive, east of Old State Road) serving 460 customersChandler: Cambridge Acres (along Washington Avenue between Cambridge Court and Cairo Court) serving 50 customersMt. Vernon: Indian Mounds circuit (along Bluff Road in the Port Indiana) serving 268 customersSanta Claus: Christmas Lake (throughout Christmas Lake Village) serving 956 customersSubstation equipment upgrades/replacements – replacing/upgrading substation equipment such as circuit breakers to reduce risk of unplanned outages and reduce the risk of potential safety hazards to the public and Vectren employeesEvansville: Grandview substation serving 400 customersEvansville: Northwest transmission substation serving 16,526 customersWood pole replacements – inspect, treat and replace, when necessary, utility poles to address urgent and emergent situations as they are identified. This work will continue throughout Vectren’s electric service area over the next several years. Benefits include reduced risk of pole-related safety hazards to the public and Vectren crews as well as improved reliability, particularly during weather events.Generally, customers will notice projects beginning when crews have placed signage in the area. The duration of these projects usually span two to six weeks, barring weather delays.Customers can learn more about Vectren’s grid modernization plan and its customer benefits atwww.vectren.com/SmartEnergyFuture. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Anne Sweeney, Ed.M. ’80, will kick off the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Askwith Forums on Sept. 20 with her talk “TV Tech: The Role of Technology in the Evolution of Creativity and the Viewer Experience.” Sweeney, the co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney ABC Television Group, is the first of many exciting guest lecturers this season.Harlem Children’s Zone President Geoffrey Canada, Ed.M. ’75, takes to the forum on Sept. 23 with filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, who will present an advance screening of his film “Waiting for ‘Superman.’” The ticketed event will be held at Loeb Drama Center.Also on the docket: Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” moderates “The Big IDEA: Reflecting on 35 Years of Equal Access for Students with Disabilities” on Nov. 15; and Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, Ed.M. ’76, discusses her new book “In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Educational Landmark” on Nov. 18.Askwith Forums are free and open to the public. For a complete list of events and speakers, visit the forum website.