Month: January 2018

The Great Arithmetician

Dr. Michael Lacey is an American mathematician who received his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His thesis topic was in the area of probability. After completing his doctoral program, he went to Louisiana State University.

He also spent time at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was at UNC where he worked with Walter Philipp. Together they worked on proving the central limit theorem.

In 1989, Dr. Lacey joined the mathematics department of Indiana University. It was here that he was awarded the Nation Science Foundation Fellowship. While under this fellowship, his area of study was of the bilinear Hilbert transform. It was this work that lead Lacey to be awarded the Salem Prize in 1996.

At the present time, Dr. Lacey is a member of the facility of Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2004, Lacey was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2012, he became a member of the prestigious Fellow American Mathematical Society.

While continuing to pursue his own interests in pursuing his own mathematical interests, he spends time mentoring his students. He has held the position of the director of training grants at Georgia Institute of Technology. Read more: Michael Lacey |Math Alliance and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

These grants have helped many students to achieve their academic goals. He has mentored many students who have become successful in their own pursuits.

He has helped undergrad students get into grad programs. His grad students have gone on to find careers in the mathematical and industrial fields. He continues to seek students to mentor.

Learn more about Michael Lacey:

http://people.math.gatech.edu/~lacey/

Whitney Wolfe is Changing Lives Through Bumble

Whitney Wolfe is an influential businesswoman in the United States. Wolfe owns one of the fastest growing dating apps in America, and she has been doing so well in the competitive environment. The application was founded several years ago, and it is already shocking customers from all over the country because of the number of subscribers it has at the moment.

Not long ago, Wolfe decided to plan an October launch party that would introduce a new product from her company. The businesswoman was deliberate about the venue she had chosen to host the event. Whitney Wolfe Herd had chosen the prestigious Manhattan space that has been hosting the Four Seasons restaurant for the last six decades. The facility is visited by some of the respected personalities in the country such as Henry Kissinger and Vernon Jordan. These professionals started the ultimate power lunch.

Things have changed significantly since then. This venue has undergone a lot of transformation. According to Wolfe, space has new management, new name, and menu. The perspective of the business has also changed. At first, the power lunch was only meant for men. However, the space can accommodate all people, both men, and women.

According to a recent publication, the table has new members. At the moment, Whitney Wolfe, who is currently a twenty-eight-year-old sits at the table. The businesswoman had made her name in the country, especially in the dating scene. The Bumble founder has allowed women in the society to comfortably make the first move. Thanks to the excellent management at Bumble, more than twenty-two million registered users have chosen to find love in the app. The most significant competitor for the company has about forty-six million users at the moment. Bumble has been in the limelight in the recent times, registering a growth of over seventy percent.This competitor, on the other hand, has only been getting roughly ten percent growths and more

In the past, people could only date because they could meet each other in parties, family meetings, malls, and schools. However, things have been changing in the modern times. People are living very busy lives, and they do not get enough time to find love. With applications like Bumble, people can find their love online and settle down. Since the app was introduced into the market, it has assisted millions of people to meet and interact. Some of the couples are living very happy lives together.

Lacey and Larkin — Fighting for a DREAM

There has been much speculation surrounding the Trump administration’s decision to phase out DACA. It is a decision that has resounding effects which reach far into the lives of immigrants around the country. Phasing out DACA will shape the fate of many young immigrants. The Trump administration is appealing to a sector of the country with outdated views and beliefs. Their’s is an idea of separation and control, not communal support and embrace. Right wing extremists wanted to end the program immediately; Trump, feigning empathy, opted for a gradual phasing out. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

It’s a decision that has had disastrous implications. Many young immigrants have started their lives in America and have been protected under the DACA Act. They are of millennial age and represent some of the nation’s college students, graduates, doctors, and teachers.

Thousands of immigrants have lost their work permits because of the decision to phase out the program and the effects on the American workplace are noticeable. There are currently 122 Americans being left hung out to dry every day by losing their working permits.

This means they have no way to provide for their families and the workforce is losing valuable labor. We expect to see a drop in GDP because of this decision. When the repeal is finalized in March 6, 2018, that number is expected to rise to 1,000 per day. The idea is startling.

Many advocates for DACA and DREAMers have attempted to assist immigrants with renewing their DACA status before the phase out is complete. Unfortunately, many did not take advantage of the opportunity offered. The Trump administration did nothing to assist with the renewal effort. Immigrants are advised to speak out and talk to their representatives for the purpose of enacting a new DREAM Act.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are avid supporters for immigrants’ rights. They took part in protesting the repeal of the DACA and DREAM Acts. Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has been instrumental in providing immigrants with results and opportunities for achieving their dreams of a better life and freedom.

Anyone who wishes to support DREAMers and protect the rights of immigrants is advised to call their Senators and representatives and insist they support the creation of a new DREAM Act. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are hard at work fighting for rights and will not quit.

They represent the future of the youth and enjoy the rewarding experience of giving back.

Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

Dick Devos

The latest news out of Washington is the appointment of Dick DeVos to the Federaal Aviation Administration. He is one of 13 members on the Management Advisory Council that works with FAA senior management to develop budgets, long-term plans, regulatory issues, and policies. This comes after DeVos has made a name for himself as being an aviation businessman.

 

The notoriety comes from his work while he was the CEO of Amway and wanted to work with AirTran to develop a much better airport for Grand Rapids. His idea to grow the city was all about aviation, one of his passions. Personally, Diok DeVos has been devoted in more than one way to promoting aviation, both as business and hobby.

 

Dick and Betsy DeVos are the co-founders of an aviation academy, a charter school started in 2010 for students who have aspirations to work in aviation as engineers, mechanics, pilots, and so forth. The school was founded right within the airport in Grand Rapids and prepares students for jobs in aviation. DeVos is licensed to fly single engine planes, jets and helicopters. As you can see, his love for aviation runs deep. However, his love for Grand Rapids shows more than that.

 

In the early 1990s, there were plans floated to create a sports multiplex and convention center in Grand Rapids, but DeVos saw a number of issues with the plan and blocked it. He recalled how Detroit had suffered from the construction of the Pontiac SilverDome after the Lions and Pistons left the city in the 1970s. He did not want to see that happen to Grand Rapids.

 

DeVos showed a lot of promise as a business leader. He even helped to create a committee of business leaders called Grand Action that would help promote the economic interests of Grand Rapids and projects that would better the community as a whole. It was part of the reason that he co-founded the Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation. Together, the foundation raised over $184 million to donate to charities for the arts, culture, education, community programs, and health services.

 

Now DeVos heads to Washington as a newly appointed official on a civilian panel, overseeing policies and planning for the entire aviation industry. As a volunteer, he will have a 3-year term and can retain public and private sector positions by doing so. He will meet with the other members of the Council each quarter. The last time that the council met was on October 25th, 2017.

 

 

As the former president of Amway, DeVos has a lot of work ahead to do for the aviation industry as a whole and will focus on making policy changes that are beneficial to the success of airlines in the upcoming future. As technology and regulations have changed, he will need to know more about projections and data related to aviation models as well to create policies that are safe for everyone.

 

DeVos joins his wife Betsy who is the US Secretary of Education. As an education policy rebel, she has been making waves with her stance on education. Time will tell how Dick DeVos fairs in Washington as well. Learn more: http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/topic/excellence_in_philanthropy/interview_with_betsy_devos