Don limit them to fences; however, they look stunning climbing along a trellis or pergola.The Passion flower can be traced as far back as the 1600s and has religious significance, deriving its name from the crucifixion of Christ. This lovely flowering vine produces masses of scented blooms bearing luscious fruits, and many grow naturally in some areas.The Balloon Vine (love in a puff) was a commonly grown plant in the 1800s, delighting children with its light green, inflated seed capsules (puffs) that appear after the vine white flowers have faded.While some people may not appreciate its presence, due to its ability to climb anything within reach, the Morning Glory is another unforgettable plant. Morning glories are easy to grow and thrive in all types of soil conditions.
These accomplishments followed Professor Vunjak Novakovic’s completion of a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Belgrade and her relocation to the United States after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship. Her journey eventually brought her to Columbia, where she has graced our University community for the past dozen years. Throughout that time, Professor Vunjak Novakovic has displayed a special talent for crossing disciplinary boundaries in service of scientific discovery, an inclination that will serve her well as University Professor.
More frightening than the players’ willingness to play through pain is the frequency with which they’re willing to play through injuries, even if they know long term consequences are possible.In 2006, Washington Redskins outside linebacker/defensive end Jason Taylor was leg whipped by an opponent and sustained a deep and painful calf bruise. He didn’t know the true severity of the injury because it was masked by the Toradol injection he received before the game and the pain meds and prescription sleeping pills he took after it. Reality set in at 2:00 AM when the drugs wore off.”He noticed that the only time his calf didn’t hurt was when he was walking around his house or standing,” Dan Le Betard wrote in the Miami Herald.
The real world experiment involved manufacturers in Sialkot, Pakistan, where about 40 percent of the world’s soccer balls are made. Most balls are stitched from 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons, but pentagons cannot be cut from a rectangular sheet of material without producing waste. With the help of a pattern cutting video he found on YouTube and his wife, an architect, Verhoogen created a blueprint for a cutting die that results in less wasted rexine the leather like material used to make the balls.