Colin Kaepernick among 8 honored at Harvard for contributions to black history

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailColin Kaepernick/Twitter(SAN FRANCISCO) — Colin Kaepernick, who helped lead the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl but made even bigger headlines protesting against social injustice, was among those honored on Thursday for their significant contributions to black history and culture. Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle headlined a list of eight individuals who received the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. Joining Kaepernick and Chappelle, as reported by ABC Boston station WCVB-TV, were Kenneth Chenault, the chairman of General Catalyst; Shirley Ann Jackson, the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Pamela Joyner, the founder of Avid Partners; Florence Ladd, a psychologist and author; Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; and Kehinde Wiley, an artist. “Love is at the root of our resistance,” Kaepernick told students on Thursday. “People live with social injustice every single day, and we expect them to thrive in situations where they’re just trying to survive.”Past honorees include Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou and Sonia Sotomayor.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by October 12, 2018 /Sports News – National Colin Kaepernick among 8 honored at Harvard for contributions to black historycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Physical Education Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgGeneral Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Posting Details Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application(required)2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.(required)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended)4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended)5. Letter of Interest (recommended)*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested.Physical Demands Assignment Responsibilities Posting NumberF00146P * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo 1. Have a master’s in physical education, exercise science,education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology,physiology of exercise, or adaptive physical education, ORBachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in any life science,dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration, orphysicaltherapy; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’sCredential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Work YearN/A Total Hrs per Week/Day LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Position Summary Closing Date Application Instructions SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Special Requirements AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Minimum Qualifications Physical Demandscenter_img Open ContinuouslyYes The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Department Location * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Beginning and/or Ending Dates Work Schedule Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. The Institution How and where to apply Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentUnofficial Transcript 4Unofficial Transcript 5Foreign Transcript Evaluation Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Job Posting TitlePhysical Education Adjunct Assistant Professor Conditions All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2894 Posting Datelast_img read more

Neuroradiologist

first_imgIn addition, please send CV with cover letter of interest to theattention of Barbara Stewart at [email protected] . For furtherinformation, please contact Dr. Prashant Raghavan [email protected] Position availableMarch 2020.The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity,Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to sex, genderidentity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, nationalorigin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any othercharacteristic protected by law or policy. We value diversity andhow it enriches our academic and scientific community and strivetoward cultivating an inclusive environment that supports allemployees. https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=190001MA&lang=en The Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at theUniversity Of Maryland School Of Medicine, committed to academicexcellence and diversity within the faculty and staff, is seeking afellowship-trained Neuroradiologist to contribute to our mission ofclinical service, research, and education.The division of diagnostic neuroradiology is comprised of 7 facultymembers and works closely with a team of 3 interventionalneuroradiologists. The division serves the University of MarylandMedical Center and its affiliated hospitals. UMMC is an acute carehospital with over 600 beds, including a Neurocare Center ofExcellence and the Shock Trauma Center. Equipment includes highfield MRI scanners, Biplane angiography suites, an interventionalCT scanner, PET-MRI, Hyperpolarized C-13 MRI and a MRI guidedfocused ultrasound system. The Department also provides key supportfor the Center for Metabolic Imaging and Therapeutics and theMaryland Center for Advanced Imaging Research Imaging.Candidates must have an MD or equivalent degree and be eligible foror certified by the American Board of Radiology and qualify for aMaryland medical license. Candidates must have successfullycompleted at least a 1-year ACGME accredited neuroradiologyfellowship and be Neuroradiology CAQ-certified or eligible.Qualifications :Applicants should possess experience in interpretation of MRI andCT examinations of the brain, spine, head and neck. Proficiencywith basic head, neck and spine interventional procedures isexpected. Expertise in pediatric neuroimaging is desirable. Theincumbent is expected to actively participate in furthering theeducation mission of the department with the residency program andSchool of medicine. Excellent interpersonal and communicationskills with clinicians, patients, and trainees are required. Rankwill be determined based on qualifications and skills. Salary iscommensurate with qualifications and based on University ofMaryland pay scales.Interested applicants must apply through Taleo: please see linkbelowNeuroradiologist:last_img read more

News story: Digital Local Land Charges Register goes live for City of London Corporation

first_imgFrom 8 October 2018, anyone requiring Local Land Charges searches for the Square Mile will need to get them from HM Land Registry rather than going directly to the City of London Corporation.The City of London Corporation follows 2 other local authorities in migrating its Local Land Charges data to the new national register following the launch of the new service on 11 July 2018 with Warwick District Council.Allison Bradbury, Head of the Local Land Charges Programme at HM Land Registry, said:“The City of London has one of the most dynamic business property markets in the world. By making their local land charges information instantly accessible via HM Land Registry’s central, digital register, we are ensuring that customers can access essential information about property transactions instantly, saving both time and money.”Richard Steele, Corporate Spatial Data Manager at the City of London Corporation, said:“While there are relatively few residents in the Square Mile, we have around 500,000 workers. This means a lot of buildings in a small area and around 23,000 local land charges relating to those buildings. Previously, our local land charges data was held in a mixture of paper and digital systems. Before migrating all the information to HM Land Registry’s digital register, we have digitised and accuracy-checked all the data. This helps to reduce business risk for future property transactions in the area. By taking part in the process the turnaround times for local land charges search results for properties in the City will be reduced from days to seconds.”HM Land Registry is working in partnership with a number of local authorities in England this year to migrate their Local Land Charges data to a central, digital register. Once migrated, anyone will be able to get instant online search results via GOV.UK using the Search for Local Land Charges service.HM Land Registry’s business customers can use their existing portal and Business Gateway channels or their usual search providers.Customers will need to continue to submit CON29 enquiries to the local authority.HM Land Registry is leading the way in using digital technology to provide quicker and simpler services for homebuyers.For an overview of the new service, watch our short video.Creating a national Local Land Charges RegisterFor more information, read about the Local Land Charges Programme.last_img read more

Abby Davis named class of 2016 valedictorian

first_imgAbby Davis — the class of 2016 valedictorian — said during her time at Notre Dame, she has learned how to “maintain a balance” between the different aspects of her life.“Personally, I think that’s been the biggest challenge of college — just finding balance,” Davis said. “I think that’s something that took me until this year to figure out.”Davis, a native of Avon Lake, Ohio, earned a 3.99 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in her four years at Notre Dame and will graduate with a degree in political science and minors in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) and Russian. She was also a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program and a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar.The University’s selection committee invites students with GPAs above a certain cutoff to submit a valedictory address and an invocation, Davis said. From there, the committee selects students to deliver the speech in DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, where it is recorded, and submit a resume and letter of recommendation.Davis said she was shocked and excited when she found out she had been named this year’s valedictorian.“Honestly, there were a few moments where I wasn’t really breathing. It seemed very unreal,” she said. “I’m not sure it’s completely sunk in yet, but after the moment of initial not breathing, I just felt excitement and gratitude.”Davis said one of the most defining parts of her time at Notre Dame was the opportunity to form relationships with professors.“One of the things I’ve loved most about studying at Notre Dame and in small classes is just the ability to regularly go to professors’ office hours and get to know them, get to talk about things outside of class,” she said. “I feel like professors have really helped me get the most out of Notre Dame.”One class in particular, Davis said, helped change the trajectory of her academic career.“I took sophomore year, kind of on a whim, a class called ‘Post-Soviet Russian [Cinema]’ for my fine arts requirement,” she said. “I knew nothing about film, not so much about post-Soviet Russia, even less about post-Soviet Russian film.”Davis spent the summer of 2014 studying abroad in Latvia and the fall semester of the same year in Chile. Then, in the summer of 2015, she took courses and conducted research in Russia.“I just got really into it. The politics, the history — all of it was so interesting to me,” she said. “That’s actually what got me into Russian in the first place, that spur-of-the-moment decision.”The day after graduation, Davis will return to Russia as a student aid on a University-sponsored trip before moving to Washington D.C. to start her job at Avascent, a consulting firm for companies in government-driven industries.Outside the classroom, Davis served as co-chair of the University’s Code of Honor Committee and has been involved in various music ensembles and in community service at the South Bend Center for the Homeless. She was a resident of Ryan Hall.“I think joining musical ensembles helped me because it’s very much a team effort, coming together to work on something as one. It’s a huge stress reliever and, for me, helps create that balance,” she said.Davis said as a freshman, she could not have imagined being where she is today — she entered the University as a chemistry major.“I’m just thinking about how grateful I am for the whole Notre Dame experience and everyone I’ve met here — all the amazing friends, all the professors who have been such important mentors to me,” she said.Ultimately, Davis said, it seems “unreal” that she will be a Notre Dame graduate in a few days time.“I’ve met some of the most incredible people I’ve ever known here at Notre Dame, who are also incredibly hard-working, incredibly supportive — just incredibly wonderful people,” she said.“I’m making lists of people I need to stop by and say goodbye to. And you know when you have a lot of really hard goodbyes to say that you’ve had something really special.”Tags: Abby Davis, Commencement 2016, valedictorian, valedictory addresslast_img read more

Watching for Termites

first_imgCheck obvious entry places. Termites like moisture, so check pipes in the bathroomand kitchen area, he said. “It looks like 1997 will be another busy year for termites,” said Maxcy Nolan. One new system calls for pest control professionals to monitor stations placed every 20feet around the home. When termites invade the stations, the inspectors place bait inthem which destroys the colony. Termite tubes fan out from the soil like a trellis, unlike mud dauber tubes, which run instraight lines. Another new method is to break termite tubes and place a bait station in the pathway.This system doesn’t require monitoring stations, but the treatment doesn’t begin untilan infestation is already under way. “Tubes that run from the soil to wood are a good way to help you realize they’recoming,” Nolan said. “The tubes are like a highway system for termites. If you see anykind of soil debris on a foundation wall, find out what caused it.” That’s the trouble with termites. By the time you suspect you’ve got problems, you’vegot problems. Review and understand your contract. It can either provide for retreatment if aninfestation is found or it can cover repair of damage as well as retreatment. The verdict is in. You’ve got termites. And you never saw them coming. Termites cost homeowners billions of dollars every year in home repairs. Andhomeowners invest an estimated $1.5 billion a year to prevent and control termites. Every homeowner should know where to look for termites. But don’t assume termiteinspection is a do-it-yourself job. “Have your home inspected annually by people who know what they’re looking for,”Nolan said. “I like for homeowners to be informed so they can ask questions. Be therewhen the inspector comes. Ask about key areas.”center_img Georgia lies in a high-risk area for termites so Nolan recommends setting up a contractto control termites with a professional pest control company. “Foam insulation in and around the foundation makes it hard to inspect your home,”Nolan said. “Termites go behind and through insulation. Something as small as atermite that lives in the soil can move into a lot of places undetected.” If you don’t want any surprises, Nolan’s best advice is to inspect your home right now. Nolan said critical spots to check for termites are where the carport or a dirt-filledporch join the house. The strongest telltale sign of trouble is dirt tubes. “There is a night-and-day difference between these two contracts,” Nolan said. “Termites are worse now than they’ve ever been because we’ve lost some chemicals totreat with,” Nolan said. “But some new technology has so far proven to be extremelyeffective in helping control termites.” An entomologist with the University of Georgia Extension Service, Nolan hears fromcounty Extension Service agents advising homeowners about termites. Nolan tells homeowners to break the tube and look for activity. If they’re active, you’lleither see termites immediately or they’ll have the tube repaired by the next day. “This new system has a lot of good points,” Nolan said. “There’s no need to use largeamounts of chemicals, and it’s a good alternative for protecting the environment againstchemicals. In fact, this is the first product approved by the Environmental ProtectionAgency under its new policy of reduced pesticides.” If you need to treat for termites, good products are still available. last_img read more

Rural Vermonters urged to demonstrate their need for high-speed broadband Internet access

first_imgRidgeviewTel, a full-service broadband communications company, is helping rural Vermont residents map their broadband needs at the Vermont Dairy Festival in Enosburg Falls this weekend, June 5 through 7. In addition to participating in the popular parade, RidgeviewTel will have a tent in the festival’s concessions area equipped with access to http://weneedbroadband.com(link is external), a dial-up friendly site where festival-goers from communities under- or unserved by broadband can map their location in a system that compiles their demand for broadband to attract service and even federal stimulus dollars.”We are activists,” said  Vince Jordan, CEO of RidgeviewTel. “We understand the value of high-speed Internet and believe everyone deserves affordable broadband and the opportunities it provides. That’s why we’re reaching out inVermont and around the country, encouraging rural residents to map their location and rally their neighbors to do the same.”When the federal government starts distributing the $7.2 billion earmarked for rural broadband, it’s essential that the funds go to areas with the most need. Additionally, communities that have already been mapped for service will be decidedly more attractive to telecommunications companies receiving these funds. With the help of communities likeEnosburg Falls and others throughout Vermont, RidgeviewTel is tracking the true demand directly from the source – rural residents with little to no option for broadband Internet – and helping accelerate network deployments. Additionally, RidgeviewTel plans to share the data collected with economic development groups that can also vie for stimulus dollars and help bring broadband to communities that need it most.RidgeviewTel is a full-service broadband communications company based in Longmont, Colorado, that provides affordable, high-speed, wireless Internet services to communities under-served by traditional telecom and cable providers. Founded by President and CEO Vincent Jordan, a telecom industry veteran and entrepreneur, RidgeviewTel provides wireless broadband to 14 communities in New York, 25 in Colorado, and 15 in Illinois. For more about RidgeviewTel, visit www.ridgeviewtel.com(link is external).ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt., June 4 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

The challenge of offering feedback

first_img continue reading » Startling statistics indicate we spend more time with our co-workers than our spouses, significant others, or family.Given how much time we’re at work and the reliance we have on our coworkers, inevitably situations go sideways. Someone drops the ball, breaks a rule, steps over a boundary, or just plain behaves badly.We feel discomfort when giving our co-workers feedback—it ranks right up there with public speaking for some—so we tend to avoid it.But failure to deal with bad behavior creates a toxic work environment, breaks down teamwork, and gives power where it doesn’t belong. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Global disaster

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Back in black

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