NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) 2000 annual report.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange
The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) in the past 12 months, as of 2nd June 2021, is US$15.27M (KES1.66B). An average of US$1.27M (KES138.31M) per month.The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited Interim Results for the Third Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Is the IAG share price still cheap enough to buy? I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head | Friday, 7th May, 2021 | More on: IAG Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The International Consolidated Airlines Group (LSE: IAG) share price has doubled since November. However, the stock didn’t move on Friday morning after the airline group announced a first-quarter loss of €1.1bn.The share price reaction tells me that today’s result was in line with expectations. Losses were expected and the market is happy to look ahead to the reopening trade. I reckon airlines will make a good recovery over the next couple of years. With a return to holiday flying seemingly on the horizon, should I be buying this stock for my portfolio?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The story todayIAG says that passenger capacity during the first quarter was less than 20% of 2019 levels. In other words, the group — which owns British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus — is flying roughly one in five of the flights it operated in 2019.Forecasts for April-June suggest that passenger capacity will increase to around 25% of 2019 levels. Understandably, CEO Luis Gallego is calling for governments to relax flying restrictions.Mr Gallego says he’s “absolutely confident that a safe re-start to travel can happen”. But for this to be possible, governments need to set up travel corridors and scale back costly quarantine and testing regimes.I can imagine his frustration. But what’s interesting to me is that the market is already valuing IAG at pre-pandemic levels.IAG share price: higher than it looksA quick glance at the IAG share price chart tells me that the stock is changing hands for about 205p as I write. In early January 2020, the price was 625p.From looking at these two numbers alone, it might seem like IAG is still cheap enough to be a strong recovery buy. However, these numbers don’t tell the whole story.In September last year, IAG raised €2.7bn by selling 3bn new shares in a rights issue. This took the group’s total share count from 2bn to almost 5bn.The company has also increased its borrowing over the last year, to make up for lost income.Adding together the value of all IAG’s shares and its net debt gives me the company’s enterprise value. This metric is often used to value businesses for sale.My sums tell me that IAG’s enterprise value today is about £20bn. In January 2020, it was around £16.5bn. So IAG is more expensive today than it was before the pandemic.What I’m doing nowIAG has made some changes that could help it become more efficient and profitable in the future. British Airways has retired its fleet of 747s, for example. These older aircraft use more fuel than modern long-haul airliners.However, forecasts from the air industry body IATA suggest that air traffic levels won’t return to 2019 levels until 2024. Given this, I can’t see any reason why I’d want to pay more for IAG today than I would have done before the pandemic.In my view, IAG shares are already fully priced for recovery. I don’t see much upside from current levels, so I won’t be buying. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Email WhatsApp AFTER a letter of recommendatio from NPHET to move the country into Level 5, the GAA have reportedly made the decision to suspend all activities.This follows the move the organisation made in March at the onset of the first lockdown.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The GAA’s Management Committee has today endorsed a decision to suspend all GAA Club games at all levels with immediate effect and until further notice— The GAA (@officialgaa) October 5, 2020 Advertisement Twitter Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener This comes as a huge blow to the GAA who are in the concluding stages of numerous club championships with many more finished.In Limerick, there are just three adult competitions that are yet to be finished with the Junior A Hurling at the semi final stages and the Junior B Championships also to be completed in both codes.The intercounty season was set to restart in the next couple of weeks with the Limerick footballers hoping to earn promotion to Division 4 before starting their Munster championship campaign.The hurlers were set to face Clare in the Munster championship at the end of the month.It is now ensure what will happen with the intercounty championships.More to follow.The post REPORT: GAA to suspend all activities once again appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Pigtown 2020Next articleWeekly Racing News | Limerick Jockeys to the fore Jack Neville Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGScovid19GAAKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print SportGaaNewsREPORT: GAA to suspend all activities once againBy Jack Neville – October 5, 2020 152 Linkedin Facebook
Sr. Research Specialist Salary Not Specified Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Share Sr. Research Specialist Twitter LinkedIn Johns Hopkins University You need to sign in or create an account to save Save Sr. Research Specialist School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Save Sr. Research Specialist You need to sign in or create an account to save Biotechnology & Bioengineering Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University More searches like this Maryland, United States Maryland, United States Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Similar jobs Salary Not Specified Facebook Salary Not Specified Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) GeneralSummary/Purpose:The Sr. ResearchSpecialistwill join the researchprogram in our Laboratory focused on HMGA Chromatin Regulators inStem Cell and Cancer Biology at the Johns Hopkins Department ofMedicine to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying HMGAchromatin regulators in cancer and stem cells in a basic andtranslational laboratory. As part of the study team, he/she willcollaborate with the Principal Investigator (PI) to design anddevelop protocols, and oversee study-related activities on severalprojects. With limited supervision by the PI, he/she will designand perform laboratory experiments on independent researchprojects. He/she will: 1) be responsible for developing andorganizing data reports and writing scientific papers resultingfrom the research projects, 2) provide day-day supervision andtrain junior postdoctoral fellows and students on the techniquesand skills needed in the lab, 3) collaborate with the PI inoverseeing the administrative and scientific implementation of theresearch protocols for our research studies. With appropriatedirection by the PI, he/she will function as a leader inmaintaining and circulating research protocols among the programmembers, setting agendas and schedules for routine research-relatedmeetings and other activities, processing laboratory protocols forbasic and translational research projects of our HMGA researchprogram. With guidance from the PI orthe PI’s designee, he/she will also function in capacities requiredfor laboratory function, including ordering reagents or directingour technician to order reagents and conduct experiments. He/shewill assist the principal investigator in organization of thelaboratory and the completion of experiments, and will routinelycommunicate with lab members regarding scientific and otherissues.Specific Duties &Responsibilities:Participate in laboratoryresearch on a comprehensive HMGA research program and develop anddesign research protocols to investigate molecular mechanismsunderlying HMGA1 in cancer and stem cells as well as pursueclinical translation of the laboratoryfindings.With limited guidance by theprincipal investigator (PI), develop and define research projectsand strategies on the HMGA researchprogram.Independently design andperform laboratory experiments for specific HMGA research projectsin the labUse special skills andexpertise to prepare and apply cancer and stem cell, human biospecimens, and animal models to cancer and stem cellresearchUse a variety of laboratorytools, such as cell manipulations, cell inoculation to produceanimal models, molecular genetic tools, Western blotting, PCR,genetic analysis to conduct laboratory cancer and stem cell biologyresearchOrganize, analyze andsummarize the research data to prepare laboratory and scientificmeeting reports on HMGAresearch.Present data atmeetings.Write/draft scientificmanuscripts for publications from the researchprojectsParticipate as a member ofcollaborative group study team in study design and development ofHMGA researchprojects.Help train and supervisejunior postdoctoral fellows and students with the above skills andexpertise for HMGAresearchSuggest ideas for newresearchprojects.Conduct training sessions forjunior personnel and students on theprogram.Works with the PI to prepareand submit annual IRB renewal requests, amendments and adverseevent reports according to IRB requirements for human tissuecollection related to the clinical and translationalresearch.Maintains excellent workingknowledge of all assigned study protocols and reportingrequirements.Coordinates, organize andarrange regular scientific meetings for the team members as needed;prepares agendas, material for, and coordination of meetings withresearchers on the HMGA research program in thelab.Train research staff on jobfunctions and performs quality assurance reviews for the scientificdata.Maintains detailed workingknowledge ofprotocolsDesigns spreadsheets anddatabases for tracking and management of researchdataPerform statistical analyseson research data using standard statisticalsoftwarePerforms literature searchesfor presentations andpublicationsEnsures accuracy andtimeliness of datacollection.Interacts regularly withmembers of the research team regarding data management and thestatus and progress of ongoingstudies.Data entry and managementusing database and other computersoftwareTrack and assess quality ofdata entry andabstraction.Meets regularly with the PIand other senior members of the team to discuss study progress.Participates in all mandatory meetings of the research program andhelps to prepare material for thesemeetings.Prepares reports as requiredby the principal investigators and senior scientists on theprogram. Is highly experienced and knowledgeable and complies withall standard laboratory research protocols, regulations, andpolicies; may instruct introductory level research personnel inthese guidelines andpoliciesThe specialist should befamiliar with PC andMacintosh computersand standard computer software, including the Microsoft Officepackage and Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop. He or she will help topurchase new laboratory computers and interact with our ITdepartment to ensure that computers and printers arefunctioning.Although not a requirement, familiarity with HTML andiWeb to keep up the lab website is aplus.The specialist will help toorder or oversee orderingreagents;experiencewith the HopkinsOne system and ordering from the JHU CORE store,JHU Supply Store, and external vendors is a plus. This will requiremonitoring inventory levels of materials and supplies, as well ascommunication with and knowledge of relevant vendors. In addition,he or she will process invoices for services received. Properhandling and organization of paperwork is required to ensure thatlaboratory spending is constrained to budgetarylimits.Will be responsible for the composition of standardlaboratory protocols andhe or she will assist in thecompletion and submission of grants, IRB and ISCROapplications.The specialist will beresponsible for completing renewal of registrations pertaining torecombinant DNA, human tissue and pathogens, and for amending andrenewing the animal care and use agreements. He/she will alsoparticipate in data interpretation, training staff and fellows,training researchers from collaborating laboratories, and proofingscientific papers and grant applications. He or she will alsoensure that new staff and students have completed all relevantHIPAA, biosafety and animaltraining.The Sr. Research Specialistwill monitor equipment performance and maintenance, and beresponsible for scheduling repairs and renewing service contractswhen necessary. He/she will be responsible for maintenance ofequipment shared across several laboratories. Duties includemanaging and developing an appropriate invoicing and billingprocess related to use of equipment, if applicable. The specialistwill also train new users, and assist with usage when needed.He/she will be responsible for scheduling preventative maintenanceand keeping the systems in working order, as well as addressing andtroubleshooting anyproblems.Assist the principalinvestigator and other investigators in our group with laboratoryorganization and completion ofexperimentsCommunicate laboratory issueswith personnel in a timelymanner.Help with experimentsinvolving the shared flow cytometer and cell imagingsystems.Train new users for theshared FACS and cell imagingsystem.Help to invoice for theshared system usage, maintain a database of spending and budgetinformation, process and pay invoices for outside laboratoryservices.Direct our technician toschedule maintenance, repairand certification of laboratoryequipment.Compose protocols forlaboratoryprocesses.Renew and amend animal careand useprotocols.Renew biosafetyregistrations.Keep the laboratory preparedfor safetyinspections.Assist in the completion ofgrants, IRB and ISCROapplications.Minimum Qualifications(mandatory):Bachelor’s degree in biology,chemistry, or other related sciencerequired.Minimum of four years ofexperience in a comparable laboratory, performing relevanttechniques.Master’s degree, with relatedgraduate research, may substitute for experience to the extentpermitted by the JHU equivalencyformula***.PreferredQualifications:Master’s degree and/or 2-10years of experience in a comparable laboratory performing relevanttechniques, coupled with knowledge of biological sciences,molecular biology, orchemistry.Special Knowledge, Skills,andAbilities:Able to perform scientificresearch through conducing laboratory experiments using a varietyof techniques, such as cell culture, microscopy, DNA extraction,PCR, Western blotting, tumor animal procedures, andothers.Knowledge of basic andtranslational research and principles required, particularly incancer and stem cellresearch.Proficiency in the use ofsoftware applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processingrequired.Excellent organizational,attention to detail, and time management skillsrequired.Actual strong researchexperience isrequired.Able to manage multiple andcompetingpriorities.Have excellent communicationskills.Skills and expertise inhandling special pulmonary hypertension cell lines and developingpulmonary hypertension animalmodels.Any Specific PhysicalRequirements for theJob:Sitting in a normal seatedposition for extended periods oftimeReaching by extending hand(s)or arm(s) in anydirectionFinger dexterity tomanipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm,for example, using akeyboard.Communication skills usingthe spokenword.Ability to see within normalparametersAbility to hear within normalrangesAbility to moveabout***JHU EquivalencyFormula: 18 graduate degree creditsmay substitute for one year of experience. For jobs whereequivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related collegecourse work may be applied towards the total minimumeducation/experience required for the respectivejob.Classified Title:Sr. ResearchSpecialistWorking Title: Sr. ResearchSpecialist Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range:$45,195-$62,225 (commensuratewith experience)Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002811-SOM DOM Hematology Personnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. 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Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. 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James Langman has been elected President of the Oxford Union for Hilary Term 2011.Langman gathered 712 votes, while runner-up Will Chamberlain gained 408. Zara McGlone gathered 142 votes and Ben Lewy gathered 132 votes.Ash Sangha has been voted into the position of Librarian, Hasan Ali was elected Secretary and Jack Sennett is the Treasurer-Elect.Standing Committee for Michaelmas Term will consist of Cyrus Nasseri, Izzy Westbury, Ben Woolgar, Anthony Boutall and Lauren Pringle.
London architectural studio Gort Scott has been selected to design a new £10 million riverside extension to St Hilda’s College, planned to begin in July 2017.Gort Scott’s design was selected by St Hilda’s from four other shortlisted designs from competing studios: DRDH, 6A Architects, Tim Ronalds Architects and Hall McKnight in a contest run by Malcom Reading Consultants. The extension is planned as part of the college’s 125th anniversary celebrations in 2018, and the candidates in the competition were asked to interpret the concept ‘redefining St Hilda’s’ in their designs. In a press release, competition organiser Malcom Reading praised the success of Gort Scott in handling their given brief, “the five finalists each produced wonderful proposals and models – we would like to thank them all for their hard work and application.“We were impressed that Gort Scott really engaged with the challenge and the wider site. It is an ambitious brief and it was a pleasure to see the dedication shown by the team in resolving some complex issues.”[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%13213%%[/mm-hide-text] The project will create a new entrance to the college from Cowley Place and includes a slender tower, conference spaces, academic and teaching rooms, rooftop gardens, a riverside pavilion, a common room as well as accommodation for students and fellows.Claire Harvey, communications manager at St Hilda’s said that the way in which Gort Scott’s project addressed practical problems, combined with the aesthetic of their design made their entry stand out. She told Cherwell, “having considered five very strong designs from the short-listed architectural firms in our invited design competition, the Governing Body felt that Gort Scott’s concept design most suited St Hilda’s riverside location and the ‘feel’ of the College.“The project is part of our long-term strategy to improve our students’ experience, by increasing the quantity and quality of accommodation. We are aware that we offer a lower provision of undergraduate accommodation than some of the other Oxford colleges and we wanted our students to have the option of living in College for the duration of their time here. This also responds to student feedback we have received over a number of years. In addition, the project will enhance the look and feel of the College, starting with the new entrance on Cowley Place. It will also improve our conference facilities.”[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%13214%%[/mm-hide-text] Jay Gort, the director of the winning Gort Scott studio told Cherwell, “this project is an exciting opportunity for us as it is quite rare to have a commission that offers this level of engagement with the river. I would say what stood out about our design in the competition was the use of materials, use of light and importantly the use of structure.”He added that the design “fills the void” and “pulls the two halves of the college together, addressing the existing lack of identity and clarity we saw in the college.”A meeting with the architectural firm and St Hilda’s college management will take place this week, with the following few weeks scheduled for refinement in the existing design.
Nappanee Mayor pulls ordinance establishing fines for business from council agenda Pinterest By Jon Zimney – December 7, 2020 2 380 WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook (Photo supplied) The ordinance establishing civil fines for businesses caught violating COVID-19 protections was pulled from the Nappanee city council agenda before the meeting on Monday, Dec. 7.This, after the mayors of Nappanee, Goshen and Elkhart pledged support, last week, for the county order.Nappanee Mayor Phil Jenkins issued a statement, saying the purpose for pulling the item from meeting was to allow more time for review and to give an opportunity to work with the Nappanee business community on a plan that properly balances responsibility to public health and their role as government.Below is Jenkins complete statement:I have made the decision to pull Ordinance 1583 – an Ordinance establishing incremental civil fines for violations of the COVID-19 mitigation directives, from the December 7, 2020 Common Council Agenda. The purpose for pulling it from this meeting is to allow more time for review and to give an opportunity to work with the Nappanee business community on a plan that properly balances our responsibility to public health and our role as government.We can all agree that COVID has driven a wedge between all of us. This is no time to assign blame, tear each other down, or continue the division. We need understanding and compassion in order to work through this present healthcare crisis. That means laying aside some of our rights for the greater good of the community. That means humbly admitting that we don’t have all the answers. Nappanee has overcome challenges before, and I am convinced that we can do it again in this situation. I hope that through all of this, that we can remain civil and work collectively on a path forward for our community.Phil Jenkins Facebook Google+ Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocal Previous articleICU at Goshen Hospital is fullNext articleGov. Whitmer will serve as a co-chair of the Biden Inauguration Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter
Damien Chazelle ’07 says he believes in “somewhat unrealistic plans.” After all, they’ve served him well.The onetime Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) concentrator drove to Los Angeles after his graduation, and made his filmmaking debut with the warmly received “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench.” He took gigs writing pithy horror scripts and, unable to launch another project he’d been working on, turned to his own experiences.In New Jersey, Chazelle had attended Princeton High School, where he was a jazz drummer, was involved with the school band, and came under the direction of a harsh music teacher who’d eventually become the inspiration for J.K. Simmons’ portrayal of a blistering, abusive music teacher named Fletcher in Chazelle’s critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated film “Whiplash.”“It will always be a fresh memory, a somewhat traumatic memory,” Chazelle said of his days drumming.Making “Whiplash” was both serendipitous and stressful. Chazelle earned the backing of two other Harvard grads, co-producers Helen Estabrook ’03 and Nicholas Britell ’03, who believed in his script and talent. But they needed money, and to get it Chazelle took a scene from his script and made an 18-minute short, which screened at Sundance. It won second place — and investors. With a still-meager budget, the cast and crew worked long hours, with only 19 days to film the movie.Oscar Wilde famously said that “life imitates art far more than art imitates life,” and that could be said of “Whiplash.” The film draws on Chazelle’s biography. Much like the film’s character Andrew, who is in a car crash en route to a performance and crawls from the wreckage to make it to the stage in time, Chazelle was in a serious car accident during the final week of shooting. He was hospitalized — but he turned up on set the next day to make the film’s deadline.Some things you can’t make up.The alumni were introduced by President Drew Faust, who said the film “raises questions about art and performance, about learning and teaching, about the pursuit of perfection and the mania that pursuit can engender.” Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerChazelle returned to Harvard Wednesday afternoon alongside Estabrook and Britell for a talk at Farkas Hall moderated by his former teacher Robb Moss, professor of visual and environmental studies and chair of the VES Department. They were introduced by Harvard President Drew Faust.“‘Whiplash’ provokes,” said Faust, a strong supporter of the arts in learning. “It raises questions about art and performance, about learning and teaching, about the pursuit of perfection and the mania that pursuit can engender.”While the film was the key topic of discussion, Moss also quizzed the trio about how they ended up in Hollywood. After graduation, Estabrook had headed to New York, where she continued working in theater, but she always knew she wanted to produce. Los Angeles beckoned.“I ended up getting a job trading currencies by day while writing music for short films at night,” said Britell. “But I realized that I really wanted to be doing music, and music for film.”Moss praised the craftsmanship behind “Whiplash” — not only Chazelle’s direction, but the lighting, the camera work, and the sound.“I knew the music world firsthand,” explained Chazelle. “When it came to putting these things on screen — more so than if I’d been doing anything that didn’t directly reflect experiences of my own — I had a barometer of what was right. I knew I would be as harsh on how to make those things seem accurate as anyone else.”The result is a cacophony of sound mirroring the intensity of Andrew’s struggle to please Fletcher, who abuses him both mentally and physically. And at the 2014 Academy Awards, the film won three Oscars — for best sound mixing, best film editing, and best supporting actor for Simmons.“It was vindicating to us,” said Chazelle, “because the entire idea behind the approach to this — within our narrow budget, and the location, and within the insularity of the music — was to make something that felt like a big populace action movie, or war movie.”Estabrook called the film a “parking lot movie,” something people would argue about while exiting the cinema.“One of the greatest joys in my life over the past two years,” said Estabrook, “is sitting with my friends arguing about the ending of this movie.”