Notre Dame philosophy professor dies at 71

By on January 26, 2021

first_imgMichael “Mic” Detlefsen, the McMahon-Hank professor of philosophy at Notre Dame, died Monday at 71, the University announced in a press release Wednesday.Detlefsen taught at Notre Dame for 35 years. His scholarship focused on the intersection between philosophy and mathematics, with a particular focus on the history of mathematics, logic and epistemology. He was editor for the Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, a scientific journal on mathematical logic.Detlefsen’s work brought him international attention. In addition to several visiting appointments at universities in Europe, he served as Senior Chaire d’Excellence in the French government’s Agence National de la Recherche from 2007 to 2012.According to the release, he also received honors at Notre Dame, including the University Research Achievement Award in 2016 and the Rev. James A. Burns, C.S.C., Award for Exemplary Contributions to Graduate Education in 2015.Philosophy professor Patricia Blanchette remembered Detlefsen as an influential international scholar of philosophy.“Mic’s work to bring together the philosophy of mathematics communities in Europe and North America has been enormously important to the development of the field,” Blanchette said in the release. “His annual philosophy of math seminar in Paris has provided an opportunity for scholars in western Europe to get together with scholars from the U.S., and for the philosophy of mathematics community in Paris to be enriched immeasurably.”Professor of philosophy and philosophy department chair Jeff Speaks noted Detlefsen’s role in building Notre Dame’s philosophy program.“Notre Dame has been one of the best places in the world to study the philosophy of mathematics for decades, and that is very largely due to Mic’s importance and influence in the field,” Speaks said in the release. “He has been a leader in our department, and a mentor to students and faculty alike. It is difficult to imagine the place without him.”A Nebraska native, Detlefsen graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Illinois and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. He is survived by his wife and three children.A visitation will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at McGann Hay Granger Chapel.A memorial service will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. at Church of the Savior in South Bend. Friends of the Detlefsens are invited to visit with the family an hour before the service.Tags: department of philosophy, Michael Detlefsen, philosophylast_img read more

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Syracuse thriving when faced with man-down situations

By on September 16, 2020

first_img Published on September 4, 2017 at 8:10 pm Contact Charlie: [email protected] | @charliedisturco Usually when a team loses a man to a red card, it plays more reserved. It packs the penalty area to compensate for having fewer players in an attempt to stop the opposition from scoring. Syracuse does the opposite.Twice this season, a player for No. 8 Syracuse (3-0-1) has been sent off after a red card. Both times, SU either trailed or had been tied with its opponent. After the red cards, extra offensive pushes have translated to nearly 37 shutout minutes of defense and two goals — 25 percent of the team’s total goals this season.“We played our best soccer a goal down and a man-down,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said after SU tied Princeton on Friday. “… When you’re behind and you’re down … those emotions, you have nothing to lose. It becomes a lot easier.”Tied 1-1 against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Aug. 27, Syracuse’s Sondre Norheim was sent off with a red card just 42 seconds before the end of regulation. Thirteen seconds later, the Orange made an offensive push and freshman Petter Stangeland scored what became the game-winning goal.In the next contest, Princeton clung to a one-goal lead over Syracuse, which had yet to score a goal. The Tigers mirrored Syracuse’s 3-5-2 formation, which forced SU to attempt riskier passes and hope for open space. That “disjointed” play, as McIntyre called it, led to missed opportunities and a one-goal deficit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA later Princeton corner kick ended with a collision between junior defender Kamal Miller and another Princeton player. The referee blew his whistle and, as Miller walked by, he said something to the referee.The referee immediately drew the red card from his shorts for abusive language. Down a goal and a player, Syracuse decided to attack and try to tie the game.Rather than using his bench, McIntyre relied on his starters. He immediately subbed back in Johannes Pieles and brought back Hugo Delhommelle after a six-minute rest.“Coach brought us in (after Miller’s red card) and he said, ‘We’re not going to sit back and let them come after us,’” sophomore defender John-Austin Ricks said. “We’re going to come after them.”The offensive push, “twisting” the Princeton defense, McIntyre said, led to players cramping. After a full 90-minute game, all but Stangeland stayed on for the additional two overtime periods.“(When you’re) a man-down,” Delhommelle said, “(the coaches) want us to step up and give a little extra and that’s what I tried to do. Most of the players were cramping at the end, but that’s what we have to do.”With slightly under seven minutes left to play, Ricks found open space. He chipped a shot from about 30 yards out and sent the ball beyond the jumping goalkeeper’s reach to tie the game.Though SU failed to score again, the offense kept the pressure on. After Ricks’ goal, the Orange finished the final 26 minutes outshooting Princeton seven to three and held three to zero advantage in corner kicks.On Sunday night, Syracuse dominated Northwestern. But in the three games prior, the Orange struggled to find its rhythm until late. In the opening game, it took SU 79 minutes before scoring its first goal, and then the game-winner came in overtime.“Traditionally you sit and let the other team have it,” McIntyre said after Princeton. “I’ll be honest with you, today we went the opposite of that and we went brave and we went for the game.“That was when we were the best.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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By on August 2, 2020

first_imgVictor Espinoza53911617%$615,740 Elvis Trujillo6296615%$480,478 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won -30- Richard Baltas2232314%$114,278 Doug O’Neill464659%$235,840 Brandon Boulanger3951313%$99,780 Mark Glatt2354422%$175,236 Rafael Bejarano812116926%$981,074 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 18) Kent Desormeaux53126723%$622,848 Peter Eurton2753519%$272,708 Martin Pedroza56910516%$329,140 HORSE OF THE YEAR DRILLS FOR SAN ANTONIODESORMEAUX AND HESS TEAM UP IN CAL DERBYVERSATILE KATHLEEN ROSE IS BACK SPRINTINGTEXAS RED NARROWLY MISSES ECLIPSE AWARDBIG MACHER WORKS FOR THE CAL CUP SPRINT DESORMEAUX KEEN ON SON OF PAPA CLEM IN DERBYThere may be no tangible explanation for the success Kent Desormeaux and Bob HessJr. have enjoyed together over the past two decades. Call it karma, but whatever it is, it works.They hope it continues next Saturday when Desormeaux rides Mischief Clem for Hess in the $250,000 California Cup Derby for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.“He’s a very honest little horse,” said Desormeaux, who has ridden the son of Papa Clem in four of his five career races, winning his debut by 7 ¼ lengths at Del Mar Sept. 1. Last out they finished second by nearly seven lengths to unbeaten runaway winner Acceptance in the King Glorious Stakes at Los Alamitos.“Usually he only gets beat if he gets outrun,” Desormeaux continued. “I really enjoy riding him.”As to his prosperity with Hess, the three-time Kentucky Derby winner and Hall of Fame member said, “It’s always a confidence-builder knowing I’m going out there to ride for Bob.” Eddie Truman530160%$77,530 Fernando Perez5566311%$225,494 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jeff Bonde1230225%$121,560 KATHLEEN ROSE BACK ON THE HILL IN TURF SPRINTKathleen Rose goes from long to short when she runs in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint for older fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs.The 5-year-old Good Journey mare led into the stretch last out in the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, but did break her maiden over the same course as Saturday’s Turf Sprint back in December of 2013.“She’s done it all before,” trainer Mike Machowsky said. “She won down the hill, even though it was only her maiden race. But this is for Cal-breds. There should be enough speed in there to set it up for her. Hopefully we’ll be the closer.” Mike Puype2733411%$131,650 Corey Nakatani4077518%$401,126center_img Hector Palma831038%$64,460 Flavien Prat2851518%$190,740 Mark Casse2444417%$334,360 Jerry Hollendorfer46126626%$1,000,430 Bob Baffert323759%$420,568 TRAINER LOOKS TO FUTURE AFTER MISSING ECLIPSEThe Eclipse Award for 2-year-old male usually is automatic. It goes to the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Not this time.In the closest vote in any category, Juvenile winner Texas Red lost by 15 votes, 126-111, to American Pharoah, who missed the Nov. 1 Juvenile with an 11th-hour injury.Keith Desormeaux, trainer of Texas Red, took the decision philosophically, focusing on the future, starting with the San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 1 when the son of Afleet Alex is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut.“I didn’t want to say anything (beforehand), but I was pretty confident leading up to the award,” Desormeaux said Monday morning. “I thought it was his, really, so, yeah, it was a little disappointing. I did the right thing. I kept my mouth shut.“It’s disappointing mainly because an award like that is important to a horse’s value. Having the word ‘champion’ attached to your resume means a lot for marketing. That’s what’s most disappointing, but we’ll try to take care of that business this year.”HRTV will re-broadcast Saturday’s 2014 Eclipse Awards show in its entirety on Friday, Jan. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific. It will also re-air from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.FINISH LINES: Big Macher, in his final major prep for Saturday’s $150,000 California Cup Sprint at six furlongs, worked a half-mile under Rafael Bejarano Monday morning in 47.40. “Very happy,” is what trainer Richard Baltas said after the move by the son of Beau Genius following the 9 a.m. break. “He went 11 flat the last eighth.” . . . Firing Line, second by a head to unbeaten Dortmund in the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 20, is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in the Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes a 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 7, trainer Simon Callaghan said . . . Trainer Barry Abrams on California Chrome being named Horse of the Year: “He totally deserved it. He’s the only horse that ran from the beginning of the year to the end. I don’t care if he was a two-year-old, a three, or a four. He won a Grade I race in the beginning of the year and a Grade I race at the end of the year. In the history of Thoroughbred horses, not very many did that. He might be the only one.”. . . Through 16 racing days, Bejarano has opened a 21-12 lead over runner-up Kent Desormeaux in the jockeys’ race, while Jerry Hollendorfer holds a 12-11 edge over Peter Miller among trainers . . . Santa Anita races through today, but will be dark this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Santa Anita will be open for simulcast racing on Thursday, however, with free admission and free parking. First post time for live racing Friday is 1 p.m. Michael Pender1143036%$113,690 Barry Abrams1231025%$104,898 Peter Miller44117525%$614,636 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mike Smith4167715%$558,411 CALIFORNIA CHROME WORKS FOR SAN ANTONIOHorse of the Year California Chrome–has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?–drew ever closerto his 4-year-old debut in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 7 when he worked seven furlongs at his Los Alamitos base Monday morning in 1:27 2/5 under regular rider Victor Espinoza.“He went easy and galloped out strong,” said Alan Sherman, son of and assistant to trainer Art Sherman. With California Chrome wearing blinkers and running on a cleared track, Los Alamitos head clocker Russ Hudak recorded fractional times of 25 1/5, 50 3/5 and 1:02 2/5, with a time of 1:14 1/5 for six furlongs at the wire.“They let him run through the lane,” Hudak said. Added Sherman: “We’re real happy with the work. He’ll breeze again next Sunday.” Carla Gaines1733118%$198,265 Tyler Baze861161313%$588,978 Philip D’Amato2144419%$190,530 Joseph Talamo69511107%$463,328 Drayden Van Dyke62651010%$341,636 John Sadler383688%$255,766 A. C. Avila1130027%$67,480 Gary Stevens2864321%$278,430last_img read more

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