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Professor (Tenure Track), Departments ofNeurosurgery: 03-318-023The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland Schoolof Medicine is seeking to recruit a full time, establishedneurosurgeon-scientist at the Professor level with specificexpertise and interest in neurodegenerative conditions andrestorative approaches to solving complex neurosurgical problems.The ideal candidate would be considered for the Howard M. EisenbergDistinguished Professorship in Neurosurgery.Expected rank for this position will be Professor, however, finalrank and tenure status will be commensurate with selectedcandidate’s experience.The Department of Neurosurgery has a proven track record oftranslating research discoveries from the laboratory to the clinicwith successful paths to product commercialization. This work hasincluded efforts that led to the FDA approval for new neurosurgicaldevices and to investigator-initiated multi-center clinical trialssupported by major pharmaceutical companies. Numerous other studiesled by the University of Maryland Neurosurgery team related tonumerous neurological diseases are also currently underway.For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter and arecent CV, including names and contact information of threereferences.For additional questions after application, please [email protected] We value diversity and how it enriches our academic andscientific community and strive toward cultivating an inclusiveenvironment that supports all employees.Qualifications :Candidates must be board-certified in neurosurgery and eligible foran unrestricted license in the State of Maryland. This positionrequires a medical degree from a recognized accredited domesticuniversity (or foreign equivalent), a strong commitment to patientcare, research and teaching, and the ability to work well in a teamsetting. The selected consultant will foster innovation anddiscovery in the field of translational neurosciences with a focuson applications towards clinical use andpotential commercialization to bring new intellectual capitalto the state of Maryland. UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy.
WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hoursdaily and includes physical demands associated with a traditionaloffice setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and otherphysical functions as necessary.The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin. POSITION IN ORGANIZATIONREPORTS TO: VP, Student AdministrationPOSITIONS SUPERVISED: NoneTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions. The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEMinimum 3-5 years’ experience working in a service-orientedenvironment or educational setting.Master’s degree required.Must have a strong commitment to education and have thecounseling or coaching skills required to effectively keep studentson track.Strong problem solving and time management skills.Ability to effectively multi-task.Excellent verbal and written communication skillsrequired.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.Ability to successfully resolve student issues from requestthrough resolution.Effectively work with multiple databases and studentplatforms.Skilled at connecting and building rapport with students fromdiverse backgrounds.Creative, innovative, able to work independently and in a teamenvironment.Self-starter.Ability to adapt to new and rapidly changing situations.Familiarity with online learning and/or Internettechnology. GENERAL SUMMARYStudent Success Advisor facilitate student success by defining andimplementing proactive strategies that help students stay on trackto fulfill their educational goals. Advisors build supportive andpersonalized relationships with students and provide them withopportunities to stay connected to our educational community. Theyadvise students on institutional policies and procedures, programand degree requirements, and related academic matters; and workclosely with other institutional support teams to ensure thatstudent inquiries are addressed in a timely and effectivemanner. BUSINESS COMPETENCIESTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstratethe following competencies: OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay perform other duties and responsibilities that managementmay deem necessary from time to time. Collaborates – Building partnerships and workingcollaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.Being Resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversitywhen facing difficult situations.Instills Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of othersthrough honesty, integrity, and authenticity.Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even undertough circumstances.Innovation – Creating new and better ways for theorganization to be successful.Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships anddelivering customer-centric solutions. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESConnect with new students upon acceptance of admission toensure overall readiness and escalate outstanding matters thatwould affect their ability to have a smooth and successfulstart.Provide students with proactive guidance on acclimating totheir new student lifestyle and building supportive personalenvironments and best practices to facilitate their studentsuccess.Advise students on institutional policies and procedures,program requirements and related academic matters.Assist faculty advisors as needed on any issues regardingstudent advisement.Provide comprehensive outreach to students who are at risk ofnot meeting satisfactory academic progress including follow up tothose on midterm or other academic warning.Closely monitor students to proactively identify at-riskscenarios and identify opportunities to develop, implement, measureand improve student success strategies.Work closely with institutional staff to ensure that studentinquiries are strategically coordinated and addressed in a timelymanner, leading to an inspiring student experience while supportingacademic integrity and institutional policies.Guide students to develop accountability for their decisionsand an understanding of how those decisions impact theirsuccess.Empower students to maintain effective connections to theinstitution and its community of learners.Must be willing to work up to 10 hours per week outside of M-F8a-5p in order to accommodate students’ needs.Coordinate the campus peer tutoring program.Advise students on alternate schedules to provide support andensure students are progressing within stated timeframes.Coordinate appeals and retention/progression hearings, notincluding arbitration, with the chairs of committees oncampus.Assist with the delivery of on campus events as needed.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach is hosting a sealed bid auction on a newly constructed Gardens property at 15 E. Dundee Road in Ocean City.Originally listed at $1,675,000, the property will now sell at $1,125,000 or above. All bids are to be hand delivered to Berkshire Hathaway, 109 34th Street, Ocean City, by Friday, Nov. 29. Visit the website at www.foxroach.com.This eastside Gardens home is stunning with its southern coastal feel and is a quick walk to the beach. Beautifully crafted by premier custom builder, Whale Beach Builders, the house boasts five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.Originally listed at $1,675,000, the property will now sell at $1,125,000 or above.The detailed features include a great room with a high-end open kitchen, French doors allowing for extra natural light, cathedral ceilings, Bermuda shutters, a third floor bonus room and more.This home is luxurious and unique. The property comes with a detached one-car garage and a driveway that can fit three additional cars.The property is being sold in “as is” condition. A furniture package can be purchased separately at the time of closing with a separate bill of sale for $7,000.Features include a great room with a high-end open kitchen, French doors allowing for extra natural light, cathedral ceilings, Bermuda shutters and a third floor bonus room. The house includes five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. (Photos courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach)
Starbucks’ international sales rose 30% to $387m while profit increased by 9% to $21m in the second quarter of its financial year.The chain said the increase in revenue was due to product sales and royalty revenues from opening 456 stores in the last 12 months.Starbucks reported a 20% increase in overall net revenue to $2.26bn compared with $1.89bn last year.Jim Donald, president and chief executive, said: “We’re very pleased our business is right where our plans were and we were able to continue to deliver another solid quarter for our shareholders.”Donald added Starbucks was very comfortable with its performance both in the US and abroad. Starbucks plans to open at least 2,400 new stores around the world in the current financial year.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Twitter By Associated Press – March 30, 2020 0 286 CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook Google+ WhatsApp (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s two top state officials have started working apart as cases of the coronavirus illness continue to grow rapidly.A spokeswoman for Gov. Eric Holcomb said Saturday that the governor and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch “mutually agreed to be in different locations to socially distance themselves.”The spokeswoman says neither has been tested for the COVID-19 illness so far and both have been feeling healthy.Holcomb and Crouch both attended a Statehouse news conference on Wednesday.The governor’s office didn’t immediately provide information about when the two officials were last together and whether Crouch remained in Indianapolis or had gone to her home in Evansville. Pinterest Virus separating Indiana’s governor, lieutenant governor WhatsApp Previous articleMichigan COVID-19 numbers rise again, including in Berrien, Cass CountiesNext articleBoy, 16, banned from Walmart in Goshen after coughing, claiming he had coronavirus Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.
Harvard materials scientists have come up with what theybelieve is a new way to model the formation of glasses, a type of amorphoussolid that includes common window glass.Glasses form through the process of vitrification, in whicha glass-forming liquid cools and slowly becomes a solid whose molecules, thoughthey’ve stopped moving, are not permanently locked into a crystal structure.Instead, they’re more like a liquid that has merely stopped flowing, thoughthey can continue to move over long stretches of time.“A glass is permanent, but only over a certain time scale.It’s a liquid that just stopped moving, stopped flowing,” said David Weitz,Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics in Harvard’s School ofEngineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Department of Physics. “Acrystal has a very unique structure, a very ordered structure that repeatsitself over and over. A glass never repeats itself. It wants to be a crystalbut something is preventing it from being a crystal.”Other than window glass, made from silica or silicon dioxide,Weitz said many sugars are glasses. Honey, for example, is not a glass at roomtemperature, but as it cools down and solidifies, it becomes a glass.Scientists such as Weitz use models to understand theproperties of glasses. Weitz and members of his research group, together withcolleagues at Columbia University and the University of North Texas, report inthis week’s Nature a new wrinkle on an old model that seems to improve how wellit mimics the behavior of glass.The model is a colloidial fluid, a liquid with tinyparticles, or colloids, suspended evenly in it. Milk, for example, is afamiliar colloidial fluid. Scientists model solidifying glasses using colloidsby adding more particles to the fluid. This increases the particles’concentration, making the fluid thicker, and making it flow more slowly. Theadvantage of this approach to studying glasses directly is size, Weitz said.The colloid particles are 1,000 times bigger than a molecule of a glass and canbe observed with a microscope“They’re big; they’re slow. They get slower and slower andslower and slower,” Weitz said. “They don’t behave like a fluid. They don’tbehave like a crystal. They behave in many ways like a glass.”The problem with traditional colloids used in these models,however, is that they often rapidly solidify past a certain point, unlike mostglasses, which continue to flow ever more slowly as they gradually solidify.Weitz and colleagues created a colloid that behaves more like a glass in thatway by using soft, compressible particles in the colloid instead of hard ones.This makes the particles squeeze together as more particles are added, makingthem flow more slowly, but delaying the point at which it solidifies, giving ita more glasslike behavior.By varying the colloidal particles’ stiffness, researcherscan vary the colloidal behavior and improve the model’s faithfulness to variousglasses.“There’s this wealth of behavior in molecular glass and wenever saw this wealth of behavior in colloid particles,” Weitz said. “The factyou can visualize things gives you tremendous insight you can’t get withmolecular glass.”
To prune or not to prune, that is the question. Pruning is an important part of maintaining plant health and maximizing plant productivity. This is often a topic that brings fear and confusion, but pruning is, in fact, a beneficial and routine task.Ornamental plants in the home landscape are pruned for several reasons, including maintaining a desired size or shape; promoting healthy, vigorous growth, flowering or fruiting; and removing sections damaged by insects, disease or weather. Each plant in the landscape has its own growth habit and different requirements for pruning. Some shrubs have dwarf growth habits and may never require pruning, while vigorous, large-growing shrubs may require frequent pruning. Anyone can prune, but not everyone prunes properly.Improper pruning, or pruning at the wrong time of the year, can result in misshapen plants, reduced flowering or plants that are more likely to be damaged by insects, diseases or winter cold. Because flowering ornamentals form their flower buds at different times of year, pruning times must be adjusted accordingly.Many spring-flowering plants such as azalea, dogwood, forsythia, redbud and rhododendron set flower buds in the fall, so pruning during the fall or winter months eliminates or decreases their spring flower display.Plants that typically flower during the summer form flower buds on new growth and can be pruned during the winter with no effect on their flowering. However, sometimes plants may need to be pruned outside of these ideal windows to remove damaged or dead plant parts, to remove obstructions from windows or buildings, or to help stop the spread of diseases.As a general rule, plants that flower before May should be pruned after they bloom, while those that flower after May are considered summer-flowering and can be pruned just prior to spring growth.One exception to this rule is the oakleaf hydrangea, a summer-flowering shrub that forms flower buds the previous season.Another exception is late-flowering azalea cultivars, which bloom during May, June or July. Prune both the oakleaf hydrangea and late-flowering azalea cultivars after they bloom. Newer azalea varieties like the ‘Encore’ line, which bloom in the spring, summer and fall, don’t require much pruning — if any at all — as long as they are planted in the right place. At most, you may need to prune taller shoots back into the body of the plant immediately after spring flowering. ‘Knock Out’ roses start flowering in spring up until frost, but should be pruned back to about 12 inches to the ground in early spring, after the threat of last frost has passed, to help stimulate vigorous growth throughout the season.Other types of plants, like broadleaf evergreen shrubs, generally require little or no pruning at all because they usually develop a naturally symmetric growth habit when left alone, but late winter when they are dormant is usually a good time if pruning is desired.Pruning is only harmful to a plant if done incorrectly or at the wrong time. With the right information and confidence, pruning should become a normal part of your landscape maintenance routine.To learn more about pruning ornamental plants, see University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Bulletin 961, “Pruning Ornamental Plants In The Landscape,” and Bulletin 949, “Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants,” which can be found at extension.uga.edu/publications.
Board of Governors nominating petitions are due December 17 N ominating petitions for the 2002 elections for the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar must be received in the headquarters office on or before 5 p.m., December 17. Most of the Board positions are for two-year terms. Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr., on October 1 certified to Thomas D. Hall, clerk of the Supreme Court, the number of members of The Florida Bar in good standing in each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits and outside the State of Florida, and the number of circuit representatives based on the apportionment formula set forth in rule 2-3.3, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. Application of the apportionment formula this time resulted in the shift of two seats currently in the 11th Judicial Circuit to the 15th and 20th judicial circuits, respectively. To properly stagger the terms within those circuits, the new 15th and 20th circuits seats will initially be for one-year terms. The loss of two seats in the 11th Circuit will mean that Seats 9 and 10 will no longer exist after June 21, 2002. Since Bar rules provide that no Board member shall serve less than the full term to which elected by reason of any reapportionment, Board member Arthur Rice will be allowed to fill out the remaining year of his term, which expires in June 2003. Pursuant to rule 2-3.4(b), incumbent Board members must advise the executive director of their intention to seek reelection to a new term. The seven Board members who do not plan to run again are indicated by an asterisk next to their names. Nominating petitions for the Board of Governors must be signed by no fewer than five members in good standing whose official bar address is in the same judicial circuit (or out-of-state, if applicable) as the nominee (see form below) or print the downloadable PDF form. Election ballots will be mailed on or about February 25, 2002, and voted ballots must be received prior to midnight, March 21, 2002. Present Board of Governors members whose terms are expiring on June 21, 2002 include: Board of Governors nominating petitions are due December 17 October 15, 2001 Regular News Board of Governors # Seats 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 3 5 7 1 1 1 3 1 1 4 1 1 2 2 4 ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Year Elected 1996 1998 2000 1997 2000 2000 1998 1997 2000 2000 2001 1998 1998 1998 2000 2000 2000 n/a 1993 1996 2000 1992 n/a 1998 2000 The undersigned members in good standing of The Florida Bar, each of whose official bar address is in the ______________ Judicial Circuit, hereby place in nomination _____________________ for election as a representative on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar from the ______________ Judicial Circuit, Seat _____, to hold office commencing at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of The Florida Bar on June 21, 2002, for a term of two years and until a successor is elected and qualified. (NOTE: Must be signed by no less than five members in good standing of The Florida Bar whose official bar address is in that judicial circuit.) SIGNATURE NAME AND ATTORNEY NUMBER____________________________________ _____________________________________ Current Member Alan B. Bookman Michael J. Glazer *Michael S. Smith *Christine Rieger Milton Louis Kwall Charles Chobee Ebbets *Kirk N. Kirkconnell *John Marshall Kest Robert M. Brush Francisco R. Angones Ervin A. Gonzalez Don L. Horn David W. Bianchi *William Kalish Rob Blue, Jr. John G. White, III Michael T. Kranz New Seat (1-year term) *MicheleKane Kummings Jesse H. Diner Clifton A. McClelland, Jr. John P. Cardillo New Seat (1-year term) Ian M. Comisky Brian D. Burgoon Circuit 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 6th 7th 9th 9th 10th 11th 11th 11th 11th 13th 14th 15th 15th 15th 17th 17th 18th 20th 20th OOS OOS ____________________________________ _____________________________________ ____________________________________ _____________________________________I hereby certify that I am a member of The Florida Bar in good standing whose official bar address is in the _________ Judicial Circuit. I hereby endorse my acceptance of this nomination and agree to serve as a member of the Board of Governors if elected._________________________________ (Signature) _________________________________ (Name, Attorney Number) _________________________________ (City, Date) ____________________________________ _____________________________________ *Does not intend to seek reelectionNominating Petition for Retype on plain white paper, fill out and return by December 17, 2001 to: John F. Harkness, Jr., Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300, fax (850) 561-5826
Georgia on Wednesday announced its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the South Caucasus region.”A Georgian national has tested positive for the novel coronavirus,” Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze told a news conference, adding that the infected man has been placed in isolation in a Tbilisi hospital.”Three different tests of the 50-year-old man’s nasopharyngeal smear gave positive results, but he is doing well, he is clinically healthy,” head of Georgia’s national center for disease control, Amiran Gamkrelidze told journalists. Topics : The man had arrived in Georgia from Iran via Azerbaijan, Gamkrelidze said.Tikaradze said Georgia would introduce a two-week ban on Iranian nationals entering Georgia, but flatly dismissed fears of a coronavirus epidemic in the ex-Soviet country “at this point”.On Sunday, Georgia’s neighbor Armenia closed its border with Iran and suspended flights as fears over an outbreak of coronavirus in Iran sent neighboring countries scrambling to contain the outbreak.
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