Expanding Our Edge Portfolio for Modern Software-Defined Networking

first_imgAs MWC19 Los Angeles kicks off today, our team at Dell Technologies has been getting ready for the conference which is slated to be dominated by advancements in 5G, AI, IoT, and advances in technology for the automotive and media industries.As these next-generation technologies develop, our service provider and enterprise customers are having to modernize infrastructure from the data center all the way out to the network edge for enabling innovation, controlling costs, reducing complexity and providing scalability.Last year, my team and I at Dell Technologies announced the Dell EMC Virtual Edge Platform (VEP) family that expands edge service delivery options and helps customers modernize network operations via universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE).We’ve expanded upon that promise by introducing a new member to that product family. The Dell EMC VEP1405 series connects the enterprise to the edge via universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE), uniting branch locations to the cloud and complementing its larger VEP4600 predecessor.As a uCPE device, both service providers and enterprises can future-proof network operations and save on capital expenditures by shifting numerous, dedicated proprietary physical appliances to this single platform to host various virtual network functions (VNFs) such as software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN), firewall, deep-packet inspection and routing.Using software-defined architecture, virtualization, open standards and APIs, service providers and enterprises can accelerate their digital transformation goals to take advantage of new market opportunities more quickly and efficiently. With the VEP1405, we can help our customers build out their infrastructure of the future by offering software-defined networking at the edge in a very small, affordable package that offers flexibility.The compact fixed form-factor of the VEP1405 uses Intel® Atom® C-3000 x86-based processor – a purpose-built networking processor supporting Intel® Quick Assist Technology and Intel® Data Plane Development Kit to accelerate encryption and packet processing respectively – that is intended for value, lower power consumption and multiple core options.Additional highlights of VEP1405 include:Validation for ADVA Ensemble software which provides a choice from among 50+ virtual network functions for operational flexibility.Additional mobile connection capabilities offered with Wi-Fi for areas with power but without hard-wired connections.Consistent VNF behavior and customer experience between the VEP1405 and VEP4600, aiding faster time to revenue and reduced deployment risks.Sold and supported globally with Dell EMC Services and world-class supply chain.VEP1405 is now globally available. If your organization needs software-defined networking at the Edge in a small, affordable package, you can get more VEP1405 details here.last_img read more

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Gov. Cuomo Signs Executive Order Banning Price Gouging On PPE

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) App users, tap here to watch video.ALBANY – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is signing an executive order banning price gouging on PPE.The governor made the announcement during his Saturday Coronavirus briefing.PPE, or personal protective equipment, has been in short supply during the COVID-19 crisis. In some cases, prices for PPE have increased by a multiple of ten times their normal value.“The way to make sure people can get masks, we’re going to sign an executive order saying that, we will prosecute price gouging on PPE,” said Cuomo. “To give you an idea of where we were, the N- 95 masks, which we needed during the middle of the pandemic for the healthcare professionals before the pandemic we were paying 70 cents for a mask. In the middle of the pandemic, 7 dollars per mask for the same mask.”Governor Cuomo is signing another executive order allowing commercial buildings to take the temperature of people entering.The Governor says the move will help protect everyone inside.last_img read more

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A Head-Scratcher of a Problem

first_imgJust the mention of them makes you scratch your head.Head lice.”They are tiny insects that live on human hair and feed on blood,” saidBeverly Sparks, a University of Georgia Extension Service entomologist. “They injectsaliva into the skin that causes itching.”For many Georgia school children this spring, they’re a very real itch. For parents,they’re a nightmare.Head lice are usually more prevalent among smaller children because they’re transmittedby direct contact. Smaller children usually have more close contact with each other thanolder children or adults.”Lice can also be transmitted through contact with clothing or other personalitems,” Sparks said. “If a person had head lice and had on a hat, and you putthe hat on right after they wore it, you could get them.”Head lice can survive off of a host for only about 48 hours,” she said.”So it takes pretty close contact to get them.”African-American children are usually spared the agony of head lice, thanks togenetics.”Head lice have front legs that look like a fish hook. That’s how they holdon,” Sparks explained. “Caucasians have round hairs that make it easy for themto grip and hold on. African-Americans have more oval, flat hairs, and the lice can’tanchor themselves.”How do you know if your child has head lice? And how do you stop them from spreading?”In school situations, when we identify head lice we recommend that everyone beinspected. We treat those who are infested,” Sparks said.”Some schools have a ‘no-nit’ policy,” she said, “meaning a child can’tcome back to school until no nits, or eggs, are visible.”If your child comes home with head lice, don’t panic. The cure is simple and can betaken care of overnight.”Use shampoos containing insecticides to kill the lice,” Sparks said.”In addition, you can physically remove them with a lice comb, or use a combinationof insecticide-containing shampoo and combing. Repeat the shampoo treatment in seven to 10days.”We recommend that along with the hair treatment you treat the materials theinfested person contacts, like pillows, bed linens, towels, brushes and combs,” shesaid. “Wash linens with soap and hot water and dry them in a dryer. Clean combs andbrushes with boiling water or lice shampoo.”There’s really no season for head lice.”Lice outbreaks occur when large numbers of kids come together,” Sparks said.That makes schools the perfect breeding grounds.If you think your child has come into contact with head lice, Sparks said,”Inspect, use the comb and shampoo treatment and follow up with daily hairinspections for 10 days. It’s no big deal.”last_img read more

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Los Zetas, a Cartel of Former Military Personnel That Is Exporting Its Model of Terror

first_imgBy Dialogo May 18, 2011 The killing of twenty-seven people on a rural property in northern Guatemala has been attributed to Los Zetas, a group that was created by former Mexican military personnel who deserted in order to work with the cartels, but that now, according to experts, has become a dangerous militia with tentacles in several countries. The presence of Los Zetas has been documented by authorities from Texas (in the southern United States) to Venezuela, where in March the Venezuelan government revealed the extradition to the United States of the Colombian Luis Tello and his wife, considered liaisons for the organization. However, its bastion is considered to be the northeastern Mexican states, where it has been accused of massacring hundreds of migrants. In April, the authorities discovered 183 corpses in forty clandestine graves in a town in the state of Tamaulipas, 160 km from the border with the United States. According to the authorities, Los Zetas kidnapped bus passengers in order to extort money from them or collect ransom. When they failed to obtain money, they killed them. The group was originally recruited by then-first lieutenant Arturo Guzmán (alias Z-1, for his military code) among members of the Mexican Army’s special forces, in order to provide security for Gulf cartel boss Osiel Cárdenas Guillén. However, after Guzmán’s death, Cárdenas Guillén’s detention, and his extradition to the United States, where he was convicted in early 2010, internal disputes led Los Zetas to separate from the Gulf cartel. Eduardo Pequeño, head of the anti-drug fight at the Mexican Security Secretariat, said last year that intelligence reports indicated that the Gulf cartel had sought alliances with other cartels in order to get rid of Los Zetas, in response to their growing power. In 2008, according to a dossier from the Mexican public prosecutor’s office, Flavio Méndez (‘El Amarillo’ [‘The Yellow One’]), arrested in January, was sent by Los Zetas to expand their operations in Guatemala. Los Zetas, who have a major presence along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico (in eastern Mexico), have sought in recent years to gain a foothold on the Pacific Ocean, now the route for the majority of drug shipments. “The largest drug-trafficking routes are by way of the Pacific Ocean, and Los Zetas know it,” AFP was told by Raúl Benítez, a researcher on security topics at the Autonomous University of Mexico and director of the Security with Democracy Center (Casede). In Guatemala, Los Zetas operate primarily in departments in the northern part of the country, on the border with Mexico, such as Petén and Alta Verapaz. In December, the Guatemalan government declared a state of emergency in order to deploy troops in that region, where eighteen alleged members of the group were detained. According to the Guatemalan government, that country has become a center of operations for Los Zetas, who recruited dozens of Kaibiles, members of a group of Army commandos. The presence of Los Zetas has spread into other Central American countries. In June, Nicaragua confiscated a weapons stockpile near Managua from alleged members of the gang, while Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes affirmed in April 2010 that his administration was tracking hitmen from Los Zetas who had entered that country to “explore” alliances with local gang leaders.last_img read more

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Mayfair/St James’s Thoroughly modern Mayfair

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Easter windfall: Brisbane couple sells home for 30pc more than they paid just over a year ago

first_imgThis colonial home at 463 Bowen Tce, New Farm, has sold.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“They bought it on a whim on the basis of returning it to a single dwelling but that never happened, so we found someone else and we approached them,” Mr Greensill said.He said the sale price reflected “phenomenal” capital growth. RBA TO KEEP INTEREST RATES ON HOLD RURAL HOMES OFF TO A FLYING START FRESH MODERN DESIGN Inside the property at 463 Bowen Tce, New Farm, which has sold for $3m. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Brett Greensill and Andrea Crossan of LJ Hooker New Farm sealed the deal, which went unconditional the day before the Easter break.Mr Greensill said the buyers had been looking for a family home in the area for “a very long time” when he decided to approach the former owners of 463 Bowen Terrace. One of the bedrooms in the home at 463 Bowen Tce, New Farm.The century-old house comprises eight individual apartments and has been tenanted for many years, but the new owners plan to turn it into their dream family home.“There are so few of these houses on that size block of land because, unfortunately, so many have been cut up and subdivided, which is what makes this a land acquisition as much as house acquisition,” Mr Greensill said. This property at 463 Bowen Tce, New Farm, has sold for $3 million.ONE Brisbane couple has landed the ultimate Easter windfall, selling their historic New Farm property for an incredible 30 per cent more than they paid for it just 16 months ago.The vast, two-level Queenslander at 463 Bowen Terrace has sold to a local family for $3 million, after they made the vendors an offer they couldn’t refuse.The property, on a rare 911 sqm, last sold for $2.3 million in November 2016, according to property records. Pressed metal ceilings adorn this home at 463 Bowen Tce, New Farm.From the outside, the home has a grand facade with a gable roof and bay windows, while inside, the house is adorned with period features such as ornate pressed metal ceilings, rich timber flooring, french doors and pendant lighting.Perched on a corner block, the property is within walking distance of New Farm’s cafes and restaurants, the Brisbane River and CityCat terminals.last_img read more

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Ndidi’s coach moving for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To Play8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Leicester City are moving for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard to beef up his team ahead of next season. The Daily Mail says Edouard scored an impressive 21 goals and made 12 assists in 27 league appearances last term and has also attracted interest from Arsenal, Leeds United and Everton. read also:Rodgers: Champions League qualification among biggest career achievementsAdvertisementcenter_img Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers will be hoping his previous relationship with Edouard swings the transfer in his favour, having previously worked with him while in charge of the Scottish club. Leicester want a centre-back and another winger while they face a battle to fend off interest from Chelsea and Manchester City in Ben Chilwell. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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NFF hails Olympic Eagles

first_imgRelatedPosts Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 The Nigeria Football Federation has praised the performance of the U23 National Team, Olympic Eagles, in qualifying for the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations after a 5-0 mauling of their Sudanese counterparts, just as it noted the impressive streak of the National Teams in qualifying for major competitions. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said on Thursday that the Federation was elated at the performance of the U23 boys, not only for the high score win, but also for the steel, savvy and smoothness with which the performance was delivered. “The 5-0 victory was very sweet, but what made it sweeter was the way it was delivered. And from that game and from the delivery of the Super Eagles in the friendly with Ukraine later that night which ended 2-2, we can confidently say that the future of the Nigeria senior team is bright. “We had a very young team out there in Ukraine as a result of the forced withdrawal of some of the old breed, yet they delivered a heartwarming performance that everyone was proud of.” Sanusi noted that the qualification of the U23 boys for the Olympics qualifying tournament in Egypt meant that none of the National Teams had failed to qualify for a major tournament in the past 18 months. “The last Nigeria team to fail to qualify for a major competition was the U17 girls, when they lost to Cameroon on the away goal rule in January 2018, in the final qualifying round for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup. “Since then, the Super Eagles have played at the FIFA World Cup in Russia; the Falconets have played at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in France; the Golden Eaglets have won the WAFU Cup in Niger Republic; the Super Falcons have played at and won the Women AFCON in Ghana and; the Supersand Eagles have qualified for the FIFA Beach World Cup from the African finals in Egypt. “The Flying Eagles have qualified for the FIFA U20 World Cup and played at the finals in Poland; the Golden Eaglets have qualified for the FIFA U17 World Cup taking place in Brazil later this year and; the Super Eagles have played at the biggest –ever AFCON and came back home with the bronze medals.” The NFF scribe assured that the Football House is alive to its responsibilities and will ensure that the teams keep shining and bringing honour to the country. “Apart from the U23 AFCON in Egypt, we have the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil; the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay and; the WAFU Nations Cup in Senegal. We also have the 2021 AFCON qualifiers and the CHAN 2020 qualifiers, and the Super Falcons are in the race for the ticket to next year’s Olympics women’s football tournament. “We have all these matches and championships in focus. Our objective is to ensure quality preparation for each of the teams involved in order that they will be good ambassadors of our nation both on and off the pitches in all these programmes.”Tags: Mohammed SanusiNFFOlympic Eagleslast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season. Friday’s game between St. Louis and Milwaukee was postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for the coronavirus.The league announced the schedule change hours before the game was to be played. It said the postponement in Milwaukee is “consistent with protocols to allow enough time for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted.”The Cardinals said in a statement that they learned Thursday night about positive tests from samples collected Wednesday. Players and staff have been instructed to isolate in their hotel rooms in Milwaukee, and the club did not leave the hotel Friday for Miller Park. The Brewers and Cardinals plan to resume their schedule Saturday night at Miller Park, pending results from the testing and contact tracing, and make up Friday’s game as part of a doubleheader Sunday. July 31, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to return to Yankee Stadium following a bout with the coronavirus. He was expected to play catch before New York hosted the Boston Red Sox. Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed Chapman’s return and said he wasn’t sure when the hard-throwing left-hander would be ready for game action. Chapman had been isolating in his Manhattan apartment since registering a positive test July 11. His symptoms were mild, and the 32-year-old constructed a weight room in his living room to stay in shape. Right-hander Tommy Kahnle was added to the injured list with forearm tightness. He had an MRI taken Friday and was scheduled to visit the team physician. Right-hander Tommy Kahnle was added to the injured list with forearm tightness. He had an MRI taken Friday.In other MLB news: Hurricanes’ Dougie Hamilton out for Rangers series openerTORONTO (AP) — All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton won’t play for the Carolina Hurricanes in Saturday’s opener against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference’s expanded playoff qualifying round.Hamilton has missed multiple practices, though the league has prohibited teams from disclosing whether a player is injured or ill amid the coronavirus pandemic. A team reporter tweeted a photo of Hamilton taking the ice to skate after Friday’s practice.PGA-FEDEX INVITATIONALBrendon Todd takes 2-stroke lead with 65 at WGC in Memphis Playing as the designated road team not far from their arena, the Magic looked right at home at Disney — whose name they wear as their jersey patch. They extended their winning streak to four and moved back ahead of the Nets into seventh place in the Eastern Conference.The Magic outscored the Nets 75-43 in the middle two quarters, allowing them to overcome some shaky defense at the start and finish.Players and coaches from both teams knelt during the national anthem except for Orlando’s Jonathan Isaac, who also was the only player not wearing a Black Lives Matter warmup shirt. Isaac, who was playing his first game since a left knee injury on Jan. 1, stood with his arms behind his back while wearing his regular jersey.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALLVirus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers postponed after 2 St. Louis positive tests MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brendon Todd shot a 5-under 65 and grabbed a two-stroke lead through 36 holes of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Todd trailed defending champion Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) after the first round by two strokes. He quickly erased that deficit today and took the lead to himself with a bogey-free, five-birdie round for a 129 total at the World Golf Championships event at TPC Southwind. Rickie Fowler closed with birdies on his final two holes for a 67 and 131 total just behind Todd. Jon Rahm shot a 74 and now is 4 over in his first event as No. 1 in the world. Justin Thomas, who could go back to No. 1 in the world with a win, was seven strokes back after a 70. Rory McIlroy’s bid to be No. 1 again may have to wait until the PGA championship next week. He shot a 66, but is 10 strokes back. This round started early Friday morning to avoid expected thunderstorms in the afternoon. — The Chicago Cubs have signed former Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen to a minor league deal. Allen was assigned to the team’s training site in South Bend, Indiana. The Cubs’ bullpen struggled in the first week of the season. Closer Craig Kimbrel walked four batters and allowed two runs in his season debut Monday night. Right-hander Dillon Maples was optioned after he struggled in his first two appearances.— The Chicago White Sox promoted second baseman Nick Madrigal on Friday, adding one of their top prospects to the roster. The 23-year-old had been training at the team’s auxiliary site in Schaumburg, Illinois. Veteran reliever Kelvin Herrera was designated for assignment to make room on the roster before the opener of a three-game series at Kansas City.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSAP Source: Pac-12 sets Sept. 26 start for football scheduleUNDATED (AP) — The Pac-12 on Friday set Sept. 26 as the start of its 10-game, conference-only football schedule, joining the Southeastern Conference in pushing back its season by nearly a month because of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press center_img The Pac-12 announced three weeks ago it would eliminate nonconference games to give its 12 member schools a better chance to manage complications and disruptions caused by the health crisis. The plan approved by university presidents adds an additional cross-divisional game to each team’s slate and moves the conference championship game back two weeks from Dec. 4 to Dec. 18 or 19. The game, originally set to be played for the first time at the new NFL stadium in Las Vegas, will now be hosted by the highest-seeded team. The two-year deal with Las Vegas will instead begin in 2021, Commissioner Larry Scott said.The conference also plans to start the season with a couple of rivalry games usually saved for the end of the season: UCLA will face USC and Arizona meets Arizona State on Sept. 26 — if they can play.The Pac-12′s schedule announcement is the third for a Power Five football conference in as many days, following the Atlantic Coast Conference and the SEC. The ACC said it would play 10 conference games and give schools the opportunity to play one nonconference game. The SEC, like the Pac-12 and Big Ten, is playing only within the conference.NFL-NEWS Two other games scheduled for Friday involving the Marlins, Nationals, Blue Jays and Phillies had already been postponed because of an outbreak among Miami players and two positive tests on Philadelphia’s coaching staff. Miami learned Friday that another player tested positive, bringing its total to 18 players and two staff members, according to a person familiar with the situation.The Cardinals played in Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday before a scheduled day off Thursday. The Twins hosted Cleveland on Thursday night, and the Indians used the same visiting clubhouse as St. Louis. It’s uncertain if the Indians and Twins will move forward with their scheduled game Friday night. Cleveland planned to hold a team meeting early in the afternoon to discuss the situation.MLB-NEWSChapman rejoins Yankees after virus bout; Kahnle on IL Antonio Brown suspended 8 games by NFLUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has suspended wide receiver Antonio Brown for the first eight regular-season games of the 2020 season.Brown, who does not have a contract with any team, was suspended Friday under the league’s personal conduct policy.Brown played one game last season for the Patriots before being released. He can be signed by any team and would be eligible to participate in all of his club’s preseason activities. The suspension would take effect when teams make their final cuts on Sept. 5. Brown pleaded no contest on June 12 to charges related to a fight with a moving truck driver outside his South Florida home earlier this year. Brown has caught 841 passes for 11,236 yards and 75 touchdowns in parts of 10 NFL seasons. In other NFL news:— Jayron Kearse of the Detroit Lions has been suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the 2020 regular season for violating league policy on substance abuse. Kearse is eligible to participate in all preseason practices. He will be allowed to return to the Lions’ active roster on Monday, Sept. 28, following the team’s Week 3 game at Arizona.— Buffalo Bills starting right guard Jon Feliciano is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. The team did not reveal when or how Feliciano was hurt in making the announcement on its website Friday. Feliciano is a fifth-year NFL player entering his second season in Buffalo. — Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick will be the new announce team for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” according to a person familiar with the decision. The trio has familiarity working together. They called the late game in last season’s Week 1 doubleheader between Denver and Oakland.NHL-HURRICANES-HAMILTON Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEMagic beat Nets 128-118 in restart opener, move up to 7thLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Nikola Vucevic had 22 and the Orlando Magic picked up where they left off before the NBA season was suspended, routing the Brooklyn Nets 128-118 on Friday in their first game of the restart.last_img read more

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Longest-serving employee to retire after 56 years at the University

first_img“My experience working with Connie has been one of just admiration,” said Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Carol Rush. “I really admire the way she handles very complicated and difficult situations. She’s able to keep the school’s secrets safe and the dean’s work private, but [makes] everybody feel super welcome.” “My claim to fame was that you had to see me if you wanted to meet with the dean,” Rodgers said. “My most meaningful part of this experience at USC has been the relationships that I was able to garner,” Rodgers said. “I try to be nice to everyone. It’s nice to be important, but it’s nice to be nice. Afterward, Rodgers became the gatekeeper for the dean’s office, managing the official and private schedules of the head of the Price School. Price professor David Sloane said Rodgers makes everyone — administrators, staff and students — feel at home at USC through her kindness and generosity.  “She just knows everybody who does anything,” Sloane said. “She knows all the people that clean the building, she knows all the people that do the parking, she knows all the people who teach, she knows all the deans.” “Often I’ve had experiences where distinguished alumni will contact the dean’s office … I assume they’re coming to visit me, [but] they’re coming to see Connie because they remember her and she remembers them,” Knott said.  Throughout her years as the dean’s assistant, Rodgers worked to expand the School of Public Administration as it became the School of Public Policy and Development and later the Price School when the departments merged in 1999.  Constance Rodgers, the longest serving employee at USC, will step down from her position and retire July 31 after serving the University community for 56 years. Rodgers first worked as a receptionist and secretary for the School of Public Administration at the International Public Administration Center, which served international students. She then  became a secretary at the Von KleinSmid Center.  “When I first started here at USC on April 15, 1963 there were very few buildings on campus,” Rodgers said. “Nothing in [McCarthy] Quad was there.”  Rodgers was “inherited” by seven deans because she gained a positive reputation at the Price School.center_img At a staff recognition ceremony held in April, Price School Dean Jack Knott said Rodgers has made a lasting impact at the University because she takes the time to foster relationships with students. Photo from USC Price School of Public Policy During her retirement, Rodgers hopes to travel to Paris with her granddaughter, which Price helped her fund. At Rodgers’ recognition ceremony in April, Price representatives also gave her guidebooks, French language books and a “Parisian hat.” In the future, Rodgers plans to volunteer at an infant care facility and become more involved with her church. “One day, the director of the School of Public Administration at the time, Kim Nelson, needed someone to work for him, and [former dean] Ross Clayton told him I was available,” Rodgers said.  “She is a shining example of the very best our Trojan staff has to offer,” Austin said.  As she steps away from her daily routine at Price, Rodgers said she wants to continue nurturing the friendships she has made at USC.  Knott said Rodgers has a knack for organization, managing to maintain her relationships with USC community members and address their concerns while keeping up with her hectic schedule.  Rodgers began working during a period of growth at USC, and the executive assistant to the dean at the Price School of Public Policy has seen the school transform from just a handful of buildings to the institution it is today. Price named April 29 “Connie Rodgers Day,” in celebration of Rodgers and her wish to prepare students for careers in public policy with a focus on human relationships. Interim President Wanda Austin officially recognized Connie Rodgers as an honorary Price dean during the celebration.  “She’s a very important liaison between the dean and the rest of the school and the dean and the rest of the University because she’s somebody who helps build those relationships,” Knott said. “I think she’s been successful for many of those reasons.”last_img read more

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