Monday's recipients were chosen for their work on the immune system
The Nobel Prize in medicine was announced on Monday. Foxnews.com reported that American scientist Bruce Beutler and French scientist Jules Hoffmann split the prize money, 100 million-kronor (worth $1.5 million dollars) with Canadian-born scientist Ralph Steinman.
Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature recipient, reads poetry and talks about his life as a writer and poet at Hendricks Chapel.
Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and writer Seamus Heaney gave a lecture at Syracuse University Tuesday evening, April 13, 2010. SU and Le Moyne College students sat impatiently and eager to hear what Heaney had to say.
“I love poetry. He’s the only poet I have come to see here,” said Samantha Kharasch, a freshman modern foreign language major at SU. “As a reader, I understand his works easily. It [his poetry] makes you listen.”
The Northern Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner went to college and began writing 'to make sense of a life in that time.'
Tensions between past and present, rural and urban life, the individual and the community dominated the early life of poet Seamus Heaney who grew up in the ethnically torn Northern Ireland countryside.
Heaney, 71, came from a place where he and his family “still plowed with horses, lit the fire in the morning, carried water from wells.”
“In very quick time all that changed," Heaney said.
Rapid industrialization in the 1950s pushed his family to a more urban lifestyle.
Soon afterward, Heaney went to college and began writing “to make sense of a life in that time...
After last weeks earthquake, rescue crews make the decision to call off the search for missing people.
According to abcnews.com, just five days after the 7.6-magnitude earthquake devastated Sumatra Island, rescue workers have called off the search for the missing. Rescue officials say that the chances of survival without food and water for this length of time is impossible, so; instead, they will put their efforts towards aid for survivors. Authorities are using helicopters to take the wounded to the hospital and drop food in isolated locations.