Back to overview,Home naval-today Seahawk Romeo Helicopter Duo Handed Over to Australian Navy View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: Duo View post tag: Romeo View post tag: Australian The delivery of Sea Hawk Romeo helicopters, which are replacing the Navy’s ‘Classic’ Sea Hawk, was achieved on budget and six months ahead of schedule. The initial aircraft will be joined by five more until the end of the year. The first two of twenty-four airframes on order from Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin were delivered to the Defence Material Organisation (DMO) in early December 2013.According to Commanding Officer of NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost the helicopters’ primary usage will be in the anti submarine and anti-surface warfare by providing an air-to-surface missile capability.“Since acceptance of the first two aircraft in December, we have commenced a graduated flying program, building on the skills, techniques, and tactics that were taught during Operational Flying Training with the United States Navy.”“We will continue to consolidate our skills over the next 12 months prior to returning to Australia to commence operations at Naval Air Station Nowra, New South Wales, late in 2014,” said Commander Frost.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 27, 2014; Image: RAN View post tag: News by topic The Royal Australian Navy’s NUSQN 725 squadron took delivery of the first MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter duo at an ‘In Service Date’ ceremony on Friday, January 24th at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. Seahawk Romeo Helicopter Duo Handed Over to Australian Navy View post tag: over View post tag: Naval View post tag: Helicopter NUSQN 725 POSE AT ‘IN SERVICE DATE’ CEREMONY View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: Seahawk View post tag: Handed January 27, 2014 Share this article
New College this week announced the foundation of the Oxford Institute of Charity (OIC). The culmination of almost three years of discussion and planning, the OIC is a collaborative initiative between the college and Charity Futures, a charity sector think tank. Mr Young told Cherwell that the Institute is “designed to fill a gaping hole”. “The participation of New College in this collaboration is very significant for us. Charity Futures was established to look at the long-term future health of the charitable sector in the UK,” he added. The Institute was established to “promote the importance of research and study of study, both at post-graduate and undergraduate level, in universities more generally”, “deliver high calibre academic research to be used by the global community”, and to “develop networks and foster international links”. Bubb said: “When there are so many divisions in society, civil society is needed more than ever. And when charities themselves face challenges, research and study of charity is particularly timely. The new direction in research is due to a serious lack of academic research into the subject. With most academic effort focused on “the study of giving”, the resulting model of charity remains “poorly explained, with implications for issues ranging from the governance of charity (often poor) to the perceptions of charity (generally weak).” By furthering academic research into relatively unexplored areas, the Institute aims to “promote better, more sustainable, and effective performance of charity in the world.” Despite its new base in Oxford, the Institute also aims to promote their project in universities throughout the country, as highlighted by Bubb: “although the Oxford Institute of Charity, based at New College will be a research centre we hope that we will also look at the potential for study and teaching, in conjunction with other universities.” The Institute is set to open its doors in the summer of 2022 in a purpose-built home on a newly developed part of the college site. Work at the OIC begins next month with the development of a strategic fundraising plan. Before its launch, the Institute aims to secure a £30 million endowment that will provide a sustainable annual income. “My role is to give the Institute a solid foundation from which it can thrive and prosper long into the future. In practical terms this means establishing a firm financial base and securing an inspirational academic leader.” The Warden of New College, Miles Young, said: “Charity’s important role in our society is often undervalued, and I believe that one cause of that is that it is surprisingly little studied in Universities […] New College was founded as a charitable enterprise by William of Wykeham as far back as 1379, so this does seem an appropriate place to help remedy the academic neglect of the subject.” Research conducted will take an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on a broad range of academic knowledge and skills. The research will look at issues such as the history of charity, the relationship between charity and politics, and the ethics of charitable governance. The Director of Charity Futures, Sir Stephen Bubb, will assume the interim role of Acting Director. He will be tasked with commissioning the fundraising strategy, raising awareness of OIC in academic circles and in charities, and working collaboratively with the college to identify and appoint the first Academic Director. Its additional objectives include the digitisation of charity records to further wider research, and the organisation of conferences and summer schools for leading academics, philanthropists, corporate donors, and leaders of civil society from around the world.
Harvard University students have launched the first collegiate Sarah Jane Brain Club, to explore issues surrounding pediatric traumatic brain injury, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.“We at Harvard are privileged to launch the first Sarah Jane Brain Club at a university, which will help spread the message and improve the treatment of people with brain damage,” said Professor Kurt Fischer, director of the Mind, Brain, and Education Program at HGSE.The club is bringing together students and faculty across Harvard to focus on advancing knowledge of the brain, and supporting the millions of families around the country dealing with brain injuries.Launched by Patrick Donahue, a father of a child suffering from Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, the Sarah Jane Brain Project focuses on creating a model system for research, rehabilitation, and development of children suffering from brain injuries. Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in people from birth to age 25 in the United States. The new Harvard club is open to all students throughout the university.— Jill AndersonIf you have an item for Around the Schools, please e-mail your write-up (150-200 words) to [email protected]