New electric truck company Chanje emerges from stealth; first model out this year


Chanje, a California-based commercial electric vehicle and energy solutions company, has Chanje is a privately held US-registered corporation with technology and investment from its co-founding partner, Hong-Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles Limited. FDG Electric Vehicles Limited is a vertically integrated battery and electric vehicle manufacturer listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that engages in (i) vehicle design and the design, manufacture and sale of electric vehicles; Read more [...]

I Meet A Childhood Her English Translation


On our first day back in Pontremoli, after a week away in England, Serena had the unexpected pleasure of shaking hands with a hero from her youth. Here’s my English translation of her blog: I Meet A Chilhood Hero Siamo appena tornati da una settimana in Inghilterra, una settimana molto intensa e stressante per motivi familiari. E’ un piacere gironzolare tranquillamente per Pontremoli e incontrare tanti amici con cui fare due chiacchiere. Si respira un’aria rilassata e di festa. We’ve just Read more [...]

Daimler launches diesel plan; expands recall to >3M units, accelerating next-gen diesel launch


The Daimler Board of Management has approved a comprehensive plan for diesel engines consisting of a substantial expansion of the current service action for vehicles in customers’ hands as well as a rapid market launch of the completely new OM 654 diesel engine family (earlier post). Since March, Mercedes-Benz has offered its customers of compact-class cars an improvement in NOx emissions for one engine version. Approximately 45% of those cars have since been updated. A voluntary service action Read more [...]

Theology Ph.D. candidate Craig Iffland wins Newcombe Fellowship


Craig Iffland Craig Iffland, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theology, has been named a 2017 recipient of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. He is one of only 21 scholars from across the country to receive the award, the nation’s largest and most prestigious for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences who are addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The fellowship will Read more [...]

Top 5 TV Shows During Ramadan!


Marhaba! Apart from the prayer, fasting, and self-reflection that this holy month brings, Ramadan is also known in Muslim-majority countries and specifically the Arab world as the month of top-rated television shows (برامج تلفزيونية)! As families and friends gather for the evening Iftar (إفطار), they huddle in front of their television sets to follow the lives and stories of their favorite TV characters or participate in TV gameshows. While each year new shows are introduced on Read more [...]

Great American Cities Nashville


We’re staying in the south on our trip around the great cities of the USA. This time, we’re off to a city that’s all about the music – Nashville. Welcome to Nashville, TN! Name – The city was named after Francis Nash, a general during the Revolutionary War. He was one of only ten Patriot generals who died in the war, and is regarded as a hero. Location – Nashville is located in the middle of Tennessee, which is in the southeast United States. Nicknames – First and foremost, Nashville Read more [...]

Creating unity


An interactive public artwork is taking shape in front  of Madeleine Clark Wallace Library with the participation of staff, faculty and students. Called the Unity Project, the artwork, based on a concept developed by artist Nancy Belmont, is a response to the divisive nature defining the current U.S. political climate, said Assistant Professor of Art Kelly Goff in announcing the effort. "Nancy's hope for the project is to 'raise consciousness about the labels we give ourselves and others and explore Read more [...]