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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ 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, www.jobs.wisc.edu , 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 linkhttps://www.radiology.wisc.edu/education/fellowships/pet/application.phpto 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: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment 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

first_imgWrights Food Group has released the Urban Bistro vending machine range, which combines freshly cooked food with branded ambient goods.Offering a “complete end-to-end solution”, Wright’s Urban Bistro vending machine collection marries offerings from well-known snack, drink and confectionery brands with fresh food – including the firm’s own pies and pastries – into a range of modular units.The food is prepared by Wright’s chefs each day, and the machines filled via the firm’s fleet of vehicles.Entirely unmanned on-site, machine stocks are monitored around the clock via live telemetry, allowing for automatic price reduction and stock replenishment through communication with the Wright’s customer service teams.“Urban Bistro vending machines offer a cost-effective, round-the-clock alternative to manned cafeterias without compromising on quality or taste,” said Peter Wright, CEO of Wrights Food Group.“All units, in addition to taking cash payments, utilise an advanced cashless payment system for use with contactless and magstripe debit/credit cards, Apple pay and Android pay.”Additionally, “live information about stock levels, wastage, sale prices and security” is available on each machine’s panel, he added.Available as modular or singular units, customers can buy, hire or loan units, depending on the individual size and requirements of their organisation.Urban Bistro’s contents can also be customised, based on the preferences and dietary requirements of their organisation.last_img read more

first_imgFor some, the days between Jazz Fest weekends are a time to rest up, and a time to explore the other elements that the city of New Orleans has to offer. For others, those who affectionately refer to those three days as the “daze between,” it’s a time to keep the party going, and to seek out more music and more unique combinations of artists that you couldn’t find anywhere else. For music fans looking to fill their time with shows, you won’t find better combination of artists than the group hitting One Eyed Jacks tonight, Wednesday, May 3rd.The group, appropriately named the “Daze Between Band,” boasts an impressive lineup of players from across the musical spectrum. Guitar master Eric Krasno is on the bill, as is Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge. Widespread Panic‘s Duane Trucks will be on drums, Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis will be on keys, and Scott Metzger will fill the second guitar slot, a role he currently occupies in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Snarky Puppy percussionist Nate Werth and The Motet singer extraordinaire Lyle Divinsky will also join the musical party. When it comes to Jazz Fest, this is simply as good as it gets. The band will be joined by DJ Soul Sister, who will set the mood with an opening set. The band also expects a few surprise guests to join them throughout the evening.Beyond being strong musical players, this crew is deeply connected through the guidance of Col. Bruce Hampton. Oteil, having been mentored by Col. Bruce through the days of his Aquarium Rescue Unit, and Duane, who grew up with Col. Bruce as an honorary member of the Trucks family, will undoubtedly play to transcend their spiritual leader. Do not miss this show – it’s going to get weird.See below for full info for this show with the “Daze Between Band” featuring Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Danny Louis, Scott Metzger, Nate Werth, and Lyle Divinsky.– SHOW INFO –Artist: The Daze Between Band featuring Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Danny Louis, Scott Metzger, Nate Werth, and Lyle Divinsky.Venue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017Price: $35adv / $40dos (purchase tickets here)Time: Doors 11:00 PM / Show 12:00 AM (technically early AM 5/4) If you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link.last_img read more

first_imgWhen the Old Quincy Test Project wraps up in the summer of 2013, undergraduates will return to a re-envisioned House that is more comfortable, more modern, and more capable of hosting academic and social activities. Among the many updates and upgrades, though, is one that’s sure to make students stand up — or rather, lie down — and cheer.“The renewal will completely eliminate walk-through bedrooms in Old Quincy,” said Steve Needham, the project’s program manager. “Students said they wanted more privacy, and this will help.”The renewal of Old Quincy will do a lot more for residents than enable them to get a good night’s sleep. New common spaces will allow for revamped programming — both academic and extracurricular — for students hungry to do and learn more. Updated systems will give residents climate control. (No more throwing the windows open in January to cool sweltering bedrooms.) Energy-efficient upgrades also will help Harvard to achieve its goal of a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2016.“The aim of the project is to test our ideas of what residential life for 21st century Harvard students should look like,” said Michael D. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “Our goal is not only to modernize the space, but also to take advantage of a once-in-a-century opportunity to renew the living and learning experience, all while preserving the traditions and historic character of the House.”The project is the result of years of planning and consultation between University administrators and planners, undergraduates, and building professionals. Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds, chair of the House Program Planning Committee (HPPC), said that her group engaged faculty, students, and staff in a yearlong conversation about the mission and purpose of the undergraduate Houses.A rendering of the large multipurpose room included in the Quincy project.“The HPPC explored the ways that the House system could continue to serve the College in the future,” said Hammonds, the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science, and professor of African and African-American studies. “We found that the values and strengths of House life were still relevant to Harvard’s approach to undergraduate education. Even in an age where technology allows students to talk and work with people all over the world, the residential community is still a critical component of the learning experience.”After the committee delivered its findings and recommendations in March 2009, the central administration’s project management group began working with staff from FAS and the College on a test project that would enable planners to roll out design concepts and learn lessons that could be applied to the renewal of other Houses when financial resources allow. Planners determined that the river Houses, the oldest of Harvard’s 13 Houses, were most in need of renewal. Needham said they recommended Old Quincy because its neo-Georgian architecture is typical of the other river Houses, and because its size and characteristics make renewal less complicated.“Old Quincy contains only bedrooms for students and tutors, and doesn’t include any kind of specialized House spaces, like a dining hall or master’s residence,” he said. “This makes the logistics for swing space and construction relatively simple and also gives us the best opportunity for testing design solutions. Living spaces (bedrooms) make up close to 75 percent of the space in a typical House, and Old Quincy contains mostly living spaces.”Once the site of the test project was identified, planners invited students from Quincy and the river Houses to participate in a feedback group that would inform the renewal process. Senan Ebrahim ’12, one of the group’s co-chairs, said he and his classmates made two important recommendations.“First, we let the Quincy renewal project leads and architects know what we wanted to see in the new House,” said Ebrahim. “Second, we made recommendations to the deans about ways to optimize the student experience during the year of construction.”The project is scheduled to begin in late May 2012 and finish in the summer of 2013. During this time, about 180 students will be housed in “swing space” at Hampden Hall, Fairfax Hall, and Ridgely Hall. Each of the Harvard-owned apartment buildings will offer students modern amenities such as in-suite bathrooms, kitchens, and cable hookups. Ebrahim said the interim housing should be a step up for relocated students.“The swing spaces generally provide better accommodations than Old Quincy currently does, so students living there should hopefully have a very positive residential experience,” he said. “The main challenge will be facilitating a great social experience for the students who are living in the swing space. Fortunately, the swing buildings are all relatively close to Quincy, so it is a challenge we should be able to meet — especially by working with the House committee.”Once under way, the test project will substantially upgrade Old Quincy’s look, feel, and function. The renewal will not only eliminate walk-through bedrooms but also will create new single rooms and add elevators for accessibility. Entryways will be connected horizontally via internal corridors to increase student circulation throughout the building.“The renewal will balance continuity of tradition with change,” said architect Stephen Kieran.  “So the historic entryways will remain, but the new horizontal connections between them will enhance accessibility and safety, and also encourage new communities of students, tutors, House masters, and deans.”Some of the biggest changes will occur on the lower level. In addition to new seminar and meeting rooms and practice space for musicians, the renewal will address a perennial concern for students: the need for additional social space. A large multipurpose room with flexible furniture configurations will lead out to an open-air terrace, making it one of the most attractive spaces on campus for events and activities.“The design of the renewed Old Quincy will incorporate social spaces that are larger and easily programmable,” said Lee Gehrke, master of Quincy House and professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at Harvard Medical School. “Extracurriculars are very important to our students, and we want to encourage and facilitate student activities and organizations by providing spaces that allow them to meet, exchange ideas, rehearse, perform, create, and step out of their comfort zones.Changes to increase energy efficiency will be less visible, but no less important. Although Old Quincy’s exterior appearance will remain the same, the building will be made weather tight. Contractors will blow insulation into the walls and replace existing windows and doors with energy-efficient ones. Needham said the goal is to create a “high-performance building.”“Through all the planning to date, sustainability and energy-efficient operations have been top priorities,” he said. “We’re aiming for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification by using proven technologies and by providing students with opportunities to influence the energy profile of the building through interactive tools and controls.”Perhaps the greatest challenge of the test project — particularly given the pace of technological change — is its mandate to “accommodate the future.” Only 25 years ago, many Harvard College students wrote their papers on typewriters and used a card catalog to locate books in Harvard’s libraries. Few owned a cordless phone, much less a cell. A modernization of student space at that time could hardly have taken into account the need for T1 lines and wireless hubs. Now, the architects of the Old Quincy renewal are planning not for one generation, but for three.“When you do a renewal, you’re anticipating 50 to 75 years before the next one,” said Needham. “So one of our priorities is to build in as much flexibility as we can, particularly in terms of IT infrastructure. We want to incorporate as much technology as possible, but technology that’s proven to work and provide a benefit.”Gehrke has high hopes for the project. He said the renewal will create an “optimal learning environment” for students and provide a safe and welcoming home that encourages connection, study, and exploration.“Learning takes place not only in quiet individual spaces, but also in group study for problem sets, or debating ideas based on a reading,” said Gehrke. “Old Quincy is ideal for this, but right now our space is limited. The test project will create places for new interactions between students and faculty, and also accommodate a student population with diverse learning styles and needs — from quiet individual study to group work in large, technology-enabled spaces. Our hope is that the project’s outcome will be much more than a much-needed upgrade of the building; we want it to reinvigorate the student experience at Quincy House.”Ebrahim supports the project’s embrace of the future — as long as it also preserves the House culture and traditions that he and his classmates love.“Students from all over campus often hang out at Quincy,” he said, “whether at the dining hall, Ping-Pong table, or Grille tables. We want the test project to preserve and enhance that sense of the House being a great place to live and to spend time with friends.”last_img read more

first_img Ryann Redmond View Comments LaChanze Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Anthony Rapp Jenn Colella Star Filescenter_img In addition to Menzel, If/Then stars Tony winner LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence. The ensemble includes Joe Cassidy, Miguel Cervantes, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Klemons, Tyler McGee, Ryann Redmond, Joe Aaron Reid and Ann Sanders. Jason Tam If/Then Idina Menzel We haven’t seen her on Broadway since Wicked, but the wait is finally over. If/Then, starring Tony winner Idina Menzel, begins performances on March 5. Directed by Michael Greif, the new musical will open on March 30 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Featuring music, lyrics and book by Next to Normal team Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, If/Then tells the story of Elizabeth (Menzel), a woman on the verge of turning 40 who returns to New York City to make a fresh start. If/Then premiered at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in November 2013. View All (6)last_img read more

first_img Sutton Foster The 2014 Tony Awards have officially begun—but first, stars gathered on the red carpet at Radio City Music Hall to strut their stuff! Broadway.com was on the scene to capture all the excitement before the big show. Stars were dressed to the nines as they chatted with the press, waved to fans and caught up with their friends on Broadway’s biggest night. Check our our top 10 favorite red carpet photos below, then see the full spread on Broadway.com’s official Instagram! View Comments Ramin Karimloo Star Filescenter_img Jonathan Groff View All (4) Lena Halllast_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_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享David Crane for GreenBiz.com:There is little public indication that coal plant-owning companies, or the public service commissions that supervise them, are reassessing each of their economically distressed coal plants to see what is their best available alternative use.That effort would involve, initially, cataloguing the various attributes of those plants that may unlock economic value, including the dedicated and skilled workforce; the positioning of the plant on the transmission grid; the value of the interconnect; the non-power real estate value; and the value of avoided carbon that might be realized upon the plant’s closure.All the while, environmentalists continue to fight the fight against coal and coal-fired generation using their traditional tactics — EPA regulation, litigation, sporadic protests — while their most potent economic argument (“You keep losing money from plants that employ technology that Wall Street deems obsolete”) remains undeployed.Maybe it is time for a different approach.Full article: King Coal and the irony of the endgame The Overlooked Economic and Financial Case Against Coal-Fired Power Generationlast_img read more

first_imgIt’s balls cold outside (that’s an actual meteorological term) which means you can do two things: 1) embrace it and find a half-frozen lake to jump into and hope you don’t have a heart attack, or 2) avoid the weather all together, retreat to a climate controlled space and drink lots of beer.It’s a personal choice. If you choose “B,” we recommend the Winter Warmer Beer Fest in Asheville (Sat. Jan 25). There, you’ll find winter seasonals and flagship beer from some of the South’s best beer mongers, as well as taps from guest brewer Surly. Surly calls Minneapolis home, so you can bet they know how to whip up a warming winter seasonal because their lives depend on it.All the regular southern players will be there (Pisgah, Highland, Oskar Blues…) but this is your best chance to check out some of the smaller brewpubs that have been popping up in the last couple of years. These small shops have limited distribution, so a festival like Winter Warmer offers the rare opportunity to sample a variety of uber-local beers in a single go.I like the new Lookout Brewing Company, out of Black Mountain, which is beginning to make a name for itself among locals thanks to their superior IPA. Plus, instead of your standard growlers, they sell 32 ounce mason jars to-go. Sweet.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The New York State Attorney General’s office and education officials are reviewing Long Island school districts’ enrollment policies regarding undocumented students and unaccompanied minors amid allegations that Hempstead School District initially turned away nearly three-dozen such children at the beginning of the school year.Along with the Board of Regents and State Education Department, attorney general’s office investigators will examine whether students are being denied their constitutional right to an education, according to a press release announcing the joint compliance review. The three agencies will focus their efforts on Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester counties. By far, Nassau (1,250) and Suffolk (1,358) have received the largest number of unaccompanied children since January, according to data released by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.“Schoolhouse doors must be open to every student in our increasingly diverse state regardless of their immigration status—there is simply no excuse for denying that basic right, which is protected by the Constitution,” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.The review will include an examination of districts’ written enrollment and registration materials and a review of information released to the public, officials said. Additionally, Schneiderman’s office will meet with local advocates to discuss districts’ legal obligations and students’ rights.Jason Starr, director of the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Nassau County chapter, cheered the steps being taken by the state.“This announcement signals that this is a very big issue here in New York State and on Long Island, [and that] the education department and attorney general’s office is taking the rights of all students, particularly immigrant students in this case, seriously,” Starr said.Unaccompanied children have arrived to the US en masse from Mexico and Central America after fleeing from brutal gang violence in their home countries, activists have said.Between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014 more than 68,000 unaccompanied children entered the country from the US-Mexico border, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics.Even though state education officials have been assisting school districts on the issue since as far back as August 2010, the recent influx of minors has reportedly caught some districts unprepared to handle the flow of students.Citing the 1982 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Plyler v. Doe, which guaranteed undocumented children a free public education, Schneiderman said: “we must do everything we can to uphold the law and ensure equal access for all students. This review is a crucial step in that effort.”The examination is largely in response to reports that the Hempstead School District was “ignoring the law and preventing 34 Hispanic children from receiving an education,” according to the press release. Nassau BOCES is expected to release a report to the State Board of Education on Thursday addressing Hempstead School’s policies.An activist in Suffolk has also received similar complaints from parents, but did not want to publicly identify the school districts.After learning of the reports, the state Education Department sent a letter to all school districts reminding them of their obligations under federal law to allow undocumented children into classrooms.“We will not stand by while districts ignore the law and prevent these children from receiving an education,” John King Jr., the state Education Commissioner, said in a statement. “Department staff has already started this process, and we won’t stop until we’re sure every district is following the law and every child is in school.”Newsday reported this week that Hempstead school officials have started to place undocumented children at a so-called “transition school” in the village. That’s after the school district reportedly didn’t have room for the students in their classrooms.Starr said at least three-dozen students registered for classes but were initially turned away. After several days, some parents stopped bringing their kids to school and were under the impression they’d be contacted, but never were, he said.“We understand that there might be unanticipated enrollment,” Starr said. “I think that the community advocates want to make sure that the districts who have been receiving a large number of new students have what they need to provide a high quality education.”A public relations representative for the school district didn’t immediately return a call for comment.The state Board of Regents is also calling on New York’s Congressional representatives to support federal funding for districts taking in unaccompanied minors.In addition, officials said the New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students has a hotline that provides people with assistance regarding shelters, social service providers and school-related issues. The number is 1-800-388-2014.last_img read more