Tuesday, December 24, 2013

On Your Birthday: have A Joyful One, Little Boy! by Mariah Rhoda


On your birthday, may you experience love
On your birthday, may all your dreams come true
On your birthday, may all your desires be filled

As you wish upon a star, your life be starlight
As you wish upon a star, your life be star-bright
As you wish upon a star, zillions of stars gaze over you
And a wish upon a star, made come true

Happy birthday, to a beautiful soul
Happy birthday, to a wonderful you
Happy birthday, to a gentle soul
Happy birthday, to a great you
Happy happy birthday to a once in a lifetime kind of person
Happy birthday to you.
On your birthday, may you experience joy


Friday, December 13, 2013

Seasons Greetings!

Waterfall, down it pours,
Force that resembles loss.
Attractions, traveling tours,
Experiences that marks down growth.
^ ^
Raindrops, tear drops,
Force that enables growing pains.
Sunrises, surprises,
Experiences that show gains.  

^ ^

Posts, Poets,
Creativity that sparks fun in loads.
Flowers, garden,
Experiences that inspire children.

^ ^
Mirrors, reflections,
A tool to view life's directions.
Smiles, styles,
Hope to see you happy in piles.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Peter Constantin: Wikipedia


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Peter Constantin (* 29. August 1951) ist ein rumänisch-US-amerikanischer Mathematiker, der sich mit partiellen Differentialgleichungen insbesondere in der Hydrodynamik beschäftigt.
Constantin studierte an der Universität Bukarest, wo er 1975 „summa cum laude“ sein Diplom ablegte. Er wanderte nach Israel aus, wo er 1981 bei Shmuel Agmon an der Hebrew University promovierte (Spectral Properties of Schrödinger Operators in Domains with Infinite Boundaries). 1985 wurde er Assistant Professor an der University of Chicago, wo er seit 1988 Professor ist, seit 2005 „Louis Block Professor“ und ab 2009 „Distinguished Service Professor“. Ab 2012 is er "William R. Kenan Jr. Professor" an der Princeton University[1]. Er war unter anderem Gastwissenschaftler am Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in Bonn, am Weizmann Institut, am Institute for Advanced Study, an der Universität Paris-Süd, an der Ecole Normale Superieure, am Mittag-Leffler-Institut, am IHES, am RIMS in Kyōto, am Institute Henri Poincaré in Paris, am MSRI, am Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University, am Erwin-Schrödinger-Institut für Mathematische Physik in Wien und am Isaac Newton Institut in Cambridge.
Constantin beschäftigte sich unter anderem mit den partiellen Differentialgleichungen der Hydrodynamik, wie Eulergleichung, Navier-Stokes-Gleichung und mit Turbulenztheorie, zum Beispiel Dimension von Attraktoren der Chaostheorie, Intermittenz, kritischen Skalierungsexponenten in der Hydrodynamik, konvektiver Turbulenz, Fronten in reaktiven Medien wie Flammen, turbulenter Transport, Fragen der Existenz und Regularität der Lösungen, lokaler Glättung, Turbulenz-Gleichungen mit aktivem Skalar. Teilweise arbeitete er dabei mit den Mathematikern Roger Temam, Peter Lax, Ciprian Foias sowie den Chaostheoretikern und Physikern Leo Kadanoff, Itamar Procaccia zusammen. Constantin beschäftigte sich aber auch mit anderen Gleichungen der mathematischen Physik wie der Schrödingergleichung.
1986 bis 1990 war er Sloan Fellow. 1994 war er Invited Speaker auf dem Internationalen Mathematikerkongress in Zürich (Some mathematical problems of fluid mechanics). 1998 bis 2004 war er Herausgeber von „Nonlinearity“. Er ist Fellow der American Mathematical Society, der American Physical Society und der SIAM.
Zu seinen Doktoranden zählt Mary Pugh.


Saturday, November 16, 2013

McCormick News: Trajcevski Wins Best Short Paper Award at 2013 ACM MSWiM Conference


Goce Trajcevski received the Best Short Paper Award in the 16th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM 2013) on  November 3-8, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. The winning paper, entitled "Voronoi Trees for Hierarchical In-Network Data and Space Abstractions in Wireless Sensor Networks," was also co-written by Mohamed Ali (UIC) and Ashfaq Khokhar (IIT). The work addresses the problem of efficient in-network processing of spatial queries in Wireless Sensor Networks. Specifically, it considers hybrid overlays settings, where the data values may correspond to different physical phenomena measured by distributed sensors, and may be additionally correlated via spatial constraints. Traditional indexing structures such as KD trees, R-Trees, B-Trees, or variations thereof ? along with various clustering and routing trees, have already been used for organizing in-network data aggregation in WSNs.

The awarded paper showed how using a proper "weighted" distance enables Voronoi-based partitions of the sensing field into convex cells. Subsequently, Voronoi Trees are built in a hierarchical manner, mapping both data and space abstractions, for energy-efficient processing of spatial queries. The evaluations demonstrated significant advantages of the Voronoi Trees based indexing structure in terms of accurate field representation at different levels of the tree hierarchy, with acceptable trade-offs in terms of query processing latency.

Over the years, MSWiM has established itself as a major research venue where numerous key results in the area of performance evaluation of wireless and mobile systems have appeared; we are delighted that this year’s event, maintains the tradition of high quality contributions. covering several specializations within mobile and wireless systems.

The 16th ACM MSWiM 2013 Conference featured Symposia and Workshops, specifically on emerging topics related to wireless networking and mobile computing. The four symposia were: MobiWAC, PE-WASUN, DIVANet and Q2SWinet and the three workshops: WMuNeP, PM2HW2N and HP-MOSys. Over the years, these seven events have become successful and quite competitive.


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Eyes © Larry E. Myers



 Elegant in burnt orange afterglow,
Sparkling darkness opens the show.
Strangers arriving from all around;
Some even, from the bad side of town.

They come afoot and driven by car;
Toddlers in strollers, they can’t walk far.
Mothers shouting orders to stay in sight,
Transgressors will rightly rue this night.

Flickering lights and untied laces;
Stomping feet going through their paces.
Scampering legs are willing accomplices,
To smiling eyes and hideous faces.

Through the gauntlet of terror they swarm;
Decked to play in pillaging uniform.
Tree and flower tremble and waiver;
Bumped and trampled in their fervor.

Garish masks obscure excited grins.
Shrieks of joy emanate from within.
Ghostly spirits from the bowels of earth,
Hang from limbs, grinning in ghoulish mirth.

Silken chains embracing all who stray,
Beckons the widow to her frightened prey.
Garnished by howling cries of certain demise;
Steaming cauldrons await their fleshy prize.

Engraved heads from the garden of Hades,
Impotent charms to appease candied fantasies,
Festooned arches bedecked in orange and black,
Ornate ornaments to win the neighborhood plaque;

Hostiles charitably looting town;
Sacks of booty slowing them down.
With bulging bags filled with plunder,
The advancing hordes scatter asunder.

Like tocks from a clock they continue to arrive,
Will the morrow find villagers still alive?
Spades of woe befall each who rashly ignore,
Ominous omens glued to shop window and door.

Pass me by, to my neighbor grace his stage;
Assuage with him your gluttonous rage.
Rapacious hands swaying in ritual dance;
Exuberance untethered in blitzing advance.

Eyeing my castle the motley mobs charge in,
Guarded but by growlin’ dog an’ smilin’ pumpkin;
Upon my stoop they brazenly climb,
My breath on hold, I hear the chime;

My time I fear is near at hand,
My blood or treasure they demand;
Hunkered down and hidden from sight,
No mercy presented for my plight;

With sweaty palms and pounding heart,
Please Lord I pray, make them depart;
For a shot of Scotch I silently scream,
Cuz I forgot the candy on Halloween!


Friday, October 4, 2013

OYO Orchestra Update for the Week of October 7 by Jason Grife

Good afternoon students and parents,

Below is your weekly update. This information is also available on our website. Please be sure to read carefully!

OYO Sectionals on Monday, October 7 from 6:15-7:30PM
The OYO will have sectionals this coming Monday during your regular rehearsal time. PLEASE MEET IN PETREE RECITAL HALL before going to your sectional to help set up and receive last minute instructions. After sectionals, rehearsal will take place in PETREE RECITAL HALL!!!
  • Violin I - Petree Recital Hall with Mr. Sam Formicola
  • Violin II -B204 with Mrs. Debbie McDonald
  • Viola - Ensemble Room 1 with Mrs. Donna Cain
  • Cello - B201 with Ms. Tess Remy-Schumacher
  • Bass - Ensemble Room 3 with Mr. Larry Moore
  • Flute - B204 with Ms. Parthena Owen
  • Clarinet - FA310 with Mr. Bradford Behn
  • Oboe - A335 with Mrs. Lisa Harvey-Reed
  • Bassoon - A333 with Ms. Anna Resnick
  • Horn - B303 with Ms. Kate Pritchet
  • Trumpet - B307 with Mr. Michael Anderson
  • Low Brass - lkjsdlkfj with Mr. Irv Wagner
  • Percussion - Percussion Studio with Mr. Mitch Hebert
OYP - a note from Mr. Markes:
OYP will rehearse the following in this order next Monday:
Procession of the Sardar: 51 to End
Hungarian Dance: B to E
Finale to 5th Symphony: begin work from beginning

Student Advisory Board Application Deadline EXTENDED to October 15
The Student Advisory Board meets four times during the season to talk about their experiences in the Oklahoma Youth  Orchestras, meet with Board Members of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras, provide ideas to recruit new students, help plan social events for students and families, and provide crucial feedback to help our organization continue to grow.  Members of the Student Advisory Board need to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and provide a statement as to why they wish to participate.

Annual Meeting - Monday, October 14
The 2013 Annual Meeting will take place at 6PM on Monday, October 14 at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music in the Petree Recital Hall. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. This meeting give a State of the Organization Address, Election of Board Members and a presentation by the Executive Director about the future of our organization. This is a great opportunity to come meet members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director as well as find out more ways you can be involved in the organization!

Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday!

Mr. Grife

Jason Edward Grife  |  Executive Director  |  O 405.232.1199  |  jgrife@oyomusic.org

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Turning at Labor Day By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Editorial at New York Times

The Turning at Labor Day

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” — well, not quite yet. It is still a little early to have John Keats’s autumnal words running through your head. Yet no matter how desperately you cling to summer, it’s almost impossible not to feel the changes that begin to gather around Labor Day. On a warm, muggy day, they are not very evident. Only the shifting of the light at evening suggests the changing season. But when the wind is fresh and the temperature falls a little, it is hard not to imagine the season leaping ahead of itself, even as summer lingers.

The promptings are obvious in the country — ripening tomatoes, more sweet corn than anyone knows what to do with, piles of cordwood heaped near woodsheds. Here and there, well north of the city, a roadside maple has jumped the gun and is already flaming. But the real ripening everywhere is human. Whatever students may feel about returning to school, it causes their parents to wonder how their offspring got to be so old and to try not to wonder what it says about themselves. For every family with school-age children, Labor Day, not New Year’s, is when the new year really commences. 

The city is still a heat-sink, and it will be a while before the subways lose what still feels like mid-July’s steam. Long Island Sound is still warm, and it, too, will be slow to lose its heat. Like Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, Labor Day has nothing to do with the rhythms of nature, nothing to do with the movement of the sun. It just happens that we pause every year about now and look around us and notice the way the small changes add up. It’s a reminder that we could do this almost any day of the year: declare a holiday, stand back, and consider the ebb and flow of the world we live in. 

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Love Is Not Facts (Everything Is Relative)

Gold is not real,
Neither is silver,
Mathematicians know the facts,
one plus one is equal to two,
two plus two is equal to four,
But these won't work in Rome,
or at Heaven and in mind,
A gold medal cannot relate to
a fixed number of cash (number)
because it depends on countries,
and types of the games one plays in.
Love is not true,
and never strict as numbers,
Love is not free,
Those who claim loving
usually calculate one's moves like a prisoner,
Lovers lie and act like a fool,
Conditions or circumstances count,
it's impossible to prove that
what algebraist can teach us about truth.
Don't think much,
Follow your common sense,
There's love in the moment of wondering,
Keeping going when your emotions
get confirmed in some degree,
See the big picture,
Be Quiet,
Do put your partner first,
That's love for now.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Peaches, Oranges, Watermelons...

I love ripe peaches,
Round, big, red, and so sweet,
What sunny desert.
In Beijing, peaches
are popular in June, you
get five pound fresh peaches per yuan.
I adore many things,
Peach is one of my favorite fruits
besides oranges and watermelon.