British quartet The New Mastersounds will hit Brooklyn Bowl this spring for three nights of balls-to-the-wall funk music. The band will actually perform four shows in three days, with performances scheduled for May 11th, 12th, and 13th, alongside a special family-friendly Rock and Roll Playhouse show during the day on May 13th. Thursday the 11th will find the band joined by Erik Deutsch Band, while Friday and Saturday’s performances will both exclusively feature the New Mastersounds’ brand of aggressive funk music.You can find more information on these shows and purchase tickets to all four performances at the following links: May 11th, May 12th, May 13th (daytime), May 13th
For a week in late January, five Harvard Divinity School students witnessed firsthand the impact of human rights abuses suffered by many Hondurans after a 2009 coup in which Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was ousted by the country’s military.Karen Bray, Tiffany Curtis, Garrett Fitzgerald, Julie Rogers, and Marianne Tierney traveled to Honduras with human rights experts and met local leaders to examine and discuss the fragile situation surrounding the ongoing Honduran constitutional crisis.Monica Maher, former HDS lecturer and current research fellow of the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies, organized the trip and led a discussion of the group’s findings at an informal presentation in February, held at Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS).Tierney said, “Each one of us who went was significantly impacted by this trip. When we came back to school and people asked, ‘How was your trip?’ it was really difficult to put into words. I started saying things like, ‘It was incredible, rejuvenating, inspiring, heartbreaking, intellectually stimulating, exhausting, depressing, amazing.’ Ultimately, it was an extremely powerful experience.”If you have an item for Around the Schools, please e-mail your write-up (150-200 words) to [email protected]
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone has been shortlisted by the Spanish Football League (LFP) for the coach of the year award.The Argentinian, who won the honour after the 2012-13 campaign, is up against Athletic Club boss Ernesto Valverde and Rayo Vallecano’s Paco Jemez.Champions League-winning coach Carlo Ancelotti and Unai Emery, who steered Sevilla to Europa League glory, have not been included on the list.Simone guided Atletico to their first league title since 1996, a championship that was secured when the Rojiblanco side drew 1-1 at Barcelona in May on the final day of the campaign.The South American also led Atletico to the Champions League final where they lost to Real Madrid.Valverde’s Athletic finished fourth in La Liga and went on to qualify for Europe’s elite club competition for the first time in 16 years. Jemez, meanwhile, engineered a major recovery for Rayo, taking them from the bottom of the standings during the campaign to a 12th-place finish.Chelsea’s former Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa will battle it out with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Vela of Real Sociedad for the best striker award.Ronaldo won the Pichichi title for the top scorer in La Liga with 31 goals, four more than Costa.Mexican striker Vela made a huge impact for Real Sociedad, scoring 16 goals and also setting up another 12 as the Basque outfit finished seventh.