Harvard Board of Overseers member and virtuoso violinist Lynn Chang ’75 was selected by the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee to perform at the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in Oslo, Norway, on Dec. 10.“This is an important and exciting moment in our history,” said Chang, who is professor of violin at Boston Conservatory. “Music is a universal language that has no political agenda. Yet music can change hearts and open minds.”
Trial Lawyers Section keeps an eye on malpractice legislation March 1, 2003 Regular News Trial Lawyers Section keeps an eye on malpractice legislation Monitoring legislation, including medical malpractice issues, and promoting professionalism are among the top priorities this year of the Trial Lawyers Section.Reporting to the Board of Governors recently, section Chair Dominic Caparello said the trial lawyers are traditionally involved in legislative matters and this year will be no different.He noted that the section represents all types of trial attorneys, including the personal injury and defense bar. “We are a balanced group, we represent all trial lawyers in the state of Florida,” Caparello said. “Our primary emphasis will be access to the courts and preservation of our jury system.”The section continues to publish a professionalism handbook, which is given to all new Bar members. “Hopefully, it is a guide on how we should act as lawyers and in litigation,” he said.The section is also continuing to distribute its highly regarded discovery handbook, Caparello said, and many judges are now using it as the standard reference to resolve discovery disputes.A new project this year is a program to explore containing expert witness costs. Caparello said he participated in a recent case where the costs exceeded $1 million, with most of that attributable to expert witnesses.The section continues to be active in CLE programs, including offering intermediate and advanced trial training. For the intermediate courses, “We have a number of instructors — seasoned lawyers and judges, federal and state — and during a week we teach aspiring trial lawyers how to try cases,” he said.The advanced course includes barristers from London, and the section reciprocates by sending experienced lawyers to an English CLE program.For the June Annual Meeting, Caparello said, the section is planning a different program for its Chester Bedell Memorial Luncheon. This year will feature a performer from New York, doing “The Clarence Darrow Story.”
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By Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal’s challenge for a third Wimbledon crown ended in heart-breaking fashion as relentless Luxembourger Gilles Muller won a nerve-jangling fourth-round classic 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 yesterday.The 31-year-old Nadal fought back from two sets down and saved four match points in a 135-minute minute fifth set in which he successfully served to stay alive nine times.At the 10th time of asking, however, and with thousands of transfixed fans watching the drama unfold on the screen on the hill and on the edge of their seats on Court One, Nadal buckled under the relentless pressure exerted by an inspired Muller.A mishit forehand gave Muller two more match points and this time he finished the job as a weary Nadal went long.Sixteenth seed Muller, who served 30 aces and hit 95 winners, will play Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals.“I’m just glad it’s over,” the 34-year-old Muller, who claimed a second Wimbledon win over Nadal having beaten him at the All England Club in 2005, said.“I did really well in the first two sets, then Rafa stepped it up. It was a big battle. When I had the last two match points, I thought I just had to give it a shot.”Muller outplayed 15-time grand slam champion Nadal in the opening two sets but when the Spaniard fired himself up and began to play his best tennis it seemed his chance had gone.With Prince Felix of Luxembourg watching in the stands, Muller showed remarkable resolve to withstand the Nadal fightback and keep his nose in front in the fifth set.He saw two match points come and go in the 10th game, saved break points at 6-6 and 9-9 as Nadal turned the screws, and then secured the biggest victory of his career to reach the last eight at Wimbledon for the first time.