first_imgEmployment Class: JULY 01, 2022 Appointment Type, Duration: Principal Duties: Institutional Statement on Diversity: This individual will perform the duties of a general diagnosticradiologist. These duties will include, but are not limited to,general radiology interpretation (including teleradiology),supervising and interpreting fluoroscopic examinations andultrasound, CT, MR and VC. In addition, specific responsibilitieswill be tailored to the subspecialty in which the individual willwork.The individual will often supervise and teach residents and medicalstudents. Work may be carried out at the University of WisconsinHospital and Clinics, UW Medical Foundation Clinics, MeriterHospital and/or other radiology outpatient or outreach sites andextended coverage areas as necessary.The speciality areas include cardiothoracic, musculoskeletal,neuroradiology, MR, body imaging, breast imaging,neurointerventional and angiointerventional.There is the possibility that this position could be extended forone additional year. Instructions to Applicants: A539300-MEDICAL SCHOOL/RADIOLOGY/RADIOLOGY MD or DO degree Academic Staff-Terminal Wisconsin medical license. Applicant must be board certified orboard eligible. Salary: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: Job no: 225558-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/RADIOLOGY/RADIOLOGYLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services The Department of Radiology is recruiting for radiologistsinterested in pursuing a clinical fellowship in PET-CT/MolecularImaging beginning on July 1, 2022. Contact: Position Summary: License or Certificate: 4 years residencycenter_img Department(s): Work Type: CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR(D54NN) Official Title: Additional Application Procedures and Instructions to Applicants:To apply, please go to Jobs At UW, , search forPosition Vacancy Listing #225558 and select . You will be asked toupload a CV and a Statement of Interest including your career goalsand professional plans. You will also need to follow this link complete the other application requirements.The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 15, 2020,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Anticipated Begin Date: 225558-AS Christa [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Degree and Area of Specialization: Full or Part Time: 50% – 100% Job Number: Minimum $48,364 ANNUAL (12 months)Plus UW Medical Foundation The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Terminal, 12 month appointment.This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to anongoing appointment based on need and/or funding Applications Open: Aug 14 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close:last_img read more

17 Jan / 2021

Concrete Cowboys

first_imgGeorgia’s Thomas County 4-H is saddling up to assist at-risk teenagers in Philadelphia in becoming Concrete Cowboys by providing the program with supplies.About 10 years ago, Malik Divers and some friends built an enclosure for horses on an abandoned parking lot in west Philadelphia. He then bought some horses and started the Concrete Cowboys project with the goal of reaching local, at-risk teenagers. His efforts have gotten attention from news outlets like NBC and People magazine.When Thomas County’s University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H agent Cindy Wynn learned about the Concrete Cowboys, her interest was piqued.“Malik is a retired construction worker but he should have been a 4-H leader, because without even really knowing it, he’s teaching some of the same essential elements we teach in 4-H,” Wynn said. “He’s playing a really vital role in his community by assisting at-risk teens through his equine program. He’s teaching mastery, belonging, independence, and these teens are learning skills that will help them later on.” Wynn contacted Divers to see if there was anything her south Georgia 4-H program could do to help.“When I was talking to Malik, I said it was very obvious from the video clip that they were in desperate need of some equipment,” Wynn said. “You could tell they were doing the best with what they had, but he said they could use absolutely anything.” The Pennsylvania-based group needed saddles, so Wynn and a group of 4-H members started a fund-drive to secure some supplies.  “Within 24 hours we had two Western saddles,” Wynn said. “We were able to collect many items related to horse care: brushes, buckets, lead ropes, holsters, horse blankets, anything you would need if you owned a horse.” Other Georgia counties heard about the Concrete Cowboys and began donating to the program. When school started last fall, members of the Concrete Cowboys needed school supplies, so south Georgia 4-H members gathered book bags and school supplies to send.“It taught a lesson in generosity. It’s a unique opportunity to practice service to others,” Wynn said. To donate tack items or funds to assist with shipping items to Concrete Cowboys, contact Wynn at the Thomas County Extension office at 229-225-4130.(Julia Rodriguez is an intern with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences based in Tifton.)last_img read more

first_imgMost UK pension trustees are prepared for new rules regarding responsible investment, according to a survey by Hymans Robertson – although 80% have reported implementation challenges.The consultancy firm reported that 96% of trustees were prepared for rule changes coming in from 1 October. From then, trustees of defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pension schemes in the UK will have to agree a formal approach to responsible investment and include it within their ‘Statement of Investment Principles’ documents.The Hymans Robertson poll found that nearly three quarters of trustees questioned (70%) supported the introduction of new rules, with only 7% opposing them.Simon Jones, head of responsible investment at Hymans Robertson, said: “The objective of the regulations is to drive changes in behaviour by asset owners, rather than simply being a box-ticking exercise.” “Responsible investment should form an integral part of trustees’ approach to investment decisions,” he added. “They should ensure that, where possible, the risks posed by environmental, social and governance factors are considered, to the extent that they could materially affect financial outcomes.”The study also found that:65% of trustees claimed to know a lot about the upcoming regulations;49% said implementing a responsible investment strategy would improve investment returns; and34% believed that scheme members would be the main beneficiaries. Weight of responsibility: ESG on UK trustees’ agendaESG moves up the trustee agenda UK pension scheme trustees now bear the responsibility to weigh ESG and climate change risks more explicitly, reports Susanna RustWelcome to the feedback age DC funds are increasingly employing focus groups to gain insight into the motivations of their members. But pensions are not as easy to review as hotels or restaurantscenter_img Simon Jones, Hymans Robertson“While trustees’ support for, enthusiasm about and commitment to these regulations is a big step in the right direction for ensuring responsible investment is at the heart of investment decision making, it shouldn’t be considered ‘job done’,” said Jones.“It is vital that responsible investment doesn’t drop off the priority list once the deadline for meeting the regulatory requirements has passed, but rather that trustees continue to embed responsible investment into their day-to-day activities.”In order to promote the change in attitude towards investing, trustees had to continue challenging their advisers and managers, Jones added.The poll was conducted between June and August 2019, and questioned 51 trustees of DB schemes larger than £50m and DC schemes with more than 500 members.The Hymans survey followed a similar poll of more than 100 scheme trustees and managers by law firm Sackers. It reported that a lack of viable products was a barrier to greater ESG implementation, as cited by 28% of respondents.More and better products would also help the development of DC default funds with regards to ESG investment, the law firm reported.Stuart O’Brien, partner at Sackers, said: “Trustees are under pressure to achieve and demonstrate compliance with a growing list of requirements to increasingly tight timeframes.“Despite these broader concerns, there was a clear recognition of the importance of ESG and climate issues to pension scheme investments from respondents, whose trustee boards are working hard to comply with their fiduciary duties and achieve the best outcomes for their members.“Advisers have a significant and ongoing role in supporting trustees through these successive changes to regulation, particularly as changes in a scheme’s investment strategy, and subsequent material changes to its investments, will take time to achieve.”Further readinglast_img read more

first_imgLast Saturday morning, I was scrolling through the ESPN app when I came across the score of the UConn-Mississippi State women’s basketball game. I thought it had to be an error: The Huskies were leading 32-4 at the end of the first quarter.A quick Twitter search confirmed that yes, it was indeed the correct score of a game that UConn won 98-38, a 60-point rout. While the Huskies are above and beyond the best team in women’s college hoops, this wasn’t just any game; it was a regional semifinal of the NCAA tournament, and Mississippi State had a 28-7 record going in. You don’t just demolish teams in the Sweet 16 like they’re a sixth-grade rec-squad.Three days later, UConn took some slight mercy on Texas — only beating them by 21 points to advance to the Final Four that begins this weekend — and the Huskies are well on their way to winning an unprecedented fourth consecutive national championship.But people are unhappy about it, saying that UConn’s success is hurting the women’s game, that their dominance is turning people off.Here are the facts: The Huskies have won 73 consecutive games, and that’s nothing compared to the historic 90-game win streak they put together from 2008-2010. This season, they are beating teams by an average of 40 points. They have made nine straight Final Fours and won five of the past eight national championships. Their head coach, Geno Auriemma, will likely win his 11th national championship next Tuesday and pass the legendary John Wooden for the all-time record.These are transcendent accomplishments that should be celebrated. Instead, the debate this week has centered on them ruining the sport, with pundits questioning whether UConn is too outstanding for its own good.“Hate to punish [UConn] for being great, but they are killing women’s game,” Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy tweeted after the Mississippi State game. “Watch? No thanks.”This is as much of an indictment of women’s sports as it is of the actual issue of a team being too dominant. By Shaughnessy’s logic, every time tremendous over-achievement happens in sports — such as Wooden leading the Bruins to 10 national championships between 1964 and 1975 — it’s a bad thing.But UCLA’s success in the ’60s and ’70s had people calling Wooden a genius, earning him the nickname, “Wizard of Westwood.” Nobody complained or stopped paying attention to men’s college basketball just because the Bruins were the favorite every year.Examples from the NBA present a similar argument. When the Chicago Bulls made two different “three-peats” in the ’90s, Michael Jordan became a legend who helped advance the game of basketball, and head coach Phil Jackson was heralded as the master architect.Perhaps the best present-day comparison, though, is the Golden State Warriors, who are on the verge of breaking the record for most wins in a season, set by those Bulls in 1995-1996. The Warriors entered Friday with a record of 68-7, and while they aren’t winning every game by 40 points, their point differential of plus-11.0 would rank among the top five in NBA history.Nobody is turning off the Warriors; in fact, ratings for games are blowing up. Even during blowouts, everyone wants to see what Stephen Curry will do next. President Barack Obama called Curry the “greatest shooter [he’s] ever seen.” It is well-deserved praise for a once-in-a-lifetime player on an exceptional team.But for Auriemma, rather than reveling in the dynasty he created, he has to defend his team to the public more often than the public gives the coach his proper due. Breanna Stewart, the equivalent of Curry in women’s hoops, hardly registers on the radar of a majority of sports fans — never mind that she is on the verge of being named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player for a record fourth straight year.It seems like the majority of dissenters to UConn are people who don’t follow the women’s game regularly, but see the Huskies destroy the field every year at the NCAA tournament and then let loose their annual “UConn is ruining the game!” hot takes. In fact, six years ago, The New York Times ran a piece with the headline “UConn Women Are Good for the Game,” with essentially the same arguments in response to the same criticisms of Auriemma’s team as we are seeing today.“Teams that become consistent winners and play at a certain level, fans love that, respect it,” Auriemma said in the story. “I don’t care whether it is the Yankees, the Patriots, us, whoever. To dismiss that is demeaning.”Auriemma and the Huskies may be the primary stakeholders in this issue, but this is an unfair condemnation of women’s athletics as a whole. Praising dominance in male sports while questioning the same thing on the women’s side presents a double standard. It’s the same kind of brush back that Serena Williams receives every time she handily wins a tournament — her opponents are too weak, her physical abilities are unfair, and on and on.The women’s game may not be at the same level of popularity as the men’s, but that’s no excuse to criticize UConn. Auriemma has worked tirelessly to build a successful program that draws the best recruits year after year and marches through a field consisting of the 64 best teams in college basketball with ease each spring. That’s hard to do at any level, at any sport. So instead of faulting him for it, let’s shut up and give him some damn respect.Eric He is a freshman majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Grinding Gears,” runs Fridays.last_img read more