Category Archives: Viva!

Umatilla Schimmel Sister Act Play on National Television – ESPNU on Sunday | Native News Online

The Umatilla sisters Shoni and Jude Schimmel, will play on national television Sunday at 3:00 p.m. – EST on ESPNU as their No. 3 Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team play No. 25 Rutgers at the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

The last matchup was on Jan. 28 at Rutgers, resulting in an 80-71 win for the Cardinals. The game is the annual Pink Game and Tom Drexler will provide the first 2,000 fans that donate to the Gilda’s Club with a pink t-shirt. It is also the Louisville’s annual Spirit Day.

Louisville has a 26-2 overall record this season. In the American Athletic Conference, the team is 14-1.

The two Umatilla sisters won the hearts of many in Indian country as the Louisville team advanced to the NCAA Division 1 women’s basketball title game in April. The Schimmel sisters are the only American Indians to ever play in a NCAA Division 1 basketball title game. They are tribal citizens of the Confederated Tribe of Umatilla Indians, based in Pendleton, Oregon.

via Umatilla Schimmel Sister Act Play on National Television – ESPNU on Sunday | Native News Online.

Night Falls on New Ukraine; Parliament Dismisses President Viktor Yanukovych – The Wire

According to the Interfax news agency, President Viktor Yanukovych tried to board a plane to Russia, but was stopped and turned back by border officials. Meanwhile, opposition lawmaker Oleksandr Turchynov was chosen as the new speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, making the de facto head of state.

Ahead of Turchynov’s selection, parliamentary speaker Volodymyr Rybak, an ally of Yanukovych, handed in his resignation and a number of opposition ministers were appointed to key government posts on Saturday afternoon, a signal of Yanukovych’s waning power.

Following her release from a prison hospital, former prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko traveled to Kiev and addressed a 50,000-person crowd at Independence Square.

via Night Falls on New Ukraine; Parliament Dismisses President Viktor Yanukovych – The Wire.

Afghan Women’s Writing Project | Heaven Doesn’t Need a Key

O’ alien extremist,

You make your world hell,

wear an iron key.

You take innocent lives,

ruin the real world with your touch.

You inhale

To get to Heaven,

A place you’ve never seen

How can you make a castle in heaven,

When you cannot build a simple house in this world?

How can you make your creator happy,

When you make so many cry?

How can you get to an imaginary heaven

When you cannot think of a worldly paradise?

That’s not heaven that you think of,

But an imaginary, ignorant world,

of darkness. Because Heaven can only

be opened by love,

Generosity

Patience that you have never heard of.

Remember!

The key is within you.

Open Heaven’s door with love,

With kindness, honesty.

Find paradise where you are.

By Kamilah

via Afghan Women’s Writing Project | Heaven Doesn’t Need a Key.

Northwestern University offers new online graduate degree in Global Health | Vaccine News Daily

The Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies recently announced it will partner with the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Global Health to offer students a new graduate program in Global Health.

The new program will offer graduate students the option to earn a Master of Science in Global Health degree beginning fall 2014. It is the only program of its kind available online and was developed to meet emerging global health threats.

The new program seeks to empower leaders in global healthcare to address emerging health threats, including the emergence of almost 40 new infectious diseases since 1973 and the re-emergence of other diseases, such as malaria. The program sets out to fight emerging health threats globally through increased healthcare technology and expertise.

The new program, which includes 12 online courses, was created to empower healthcare professionals to address growing global health concerns. Multidisciplinary courses are available to prepare students to improve healthcare systems and address global health concerns by evaluating the results of health program initiatives.

“Graduates of the MS in Global Health program will be prepared to identify needs, navigate complex political, sociological and regulatory environments and deliver impactful health care solutions,” Director of the Center for Global Health and the John Philip Phair Professor of Infectious Diseases at Feinberg Robert Murphy said.

via Northwestern University offers new online graduate degree in Global Health | Vaccine News Daily.