Position Details Master’s degree in the discipline or closely related field, ormaster’s degree plus 18 graduate hours in the discipline. Be ableto demonstrate the Morton College Core Values of truth, compassion,fairness, responsibility and respect. Open Until FilledYes Reports To and Evaluated byAssociate Dean of Arts & Sciences Job TitleAdjunct Faculty – Biology Salary RangePer CBA Previous teaching experience; community college or universityteaching experience desired. Posting NumberADJ00025PU Utilize departmental syllabus template, approved textbooks, andsupplemental course materials.Submit personalized course syllabus to Deans’ Office inelectronic format one (1) week prior to course start date.Distribute and review comprehensive course syllabus to studentsno later than the first week of the course.Receive, understand, and follow Course Data Form as distributedby Deans’ Office.Adhere to printed course schedule meeting times andlocations.Obtain prior approval for any substitute teachers or guestspeakers from Deans’ Office.Maintain grade book in electronic or hard copy format.Take and record student attendance each day.Submit accurate and certified Tenth (10) day AttendanceVerification and Mid-Semester Class Roster or other report to theDeans’ Office.Give final exam at the time and date indicated on the college’sFinal Exam Schedule.Respond to emails from students, staff, and collegeadministrators in a timely manner while classes are in sessionusing assigned college designated email.Check assigned college mailbox regularly. Posting Details Desired Start Date01/14/2019 Open Date08/21/2018 Job Summary Close Date Position End Date (if temporary) Required Qualifications Specific Job Duties How did you learn about this employment opportunity?Morton ‘careers’ websiteInternal postingMonsterCareerbuilderInside Higher EdHigher Ed jobsHACUnewspaper/trade journalLinkedIn Preferred Qualifications Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). The adjunct will teach classes in his/her field during the day andevening. The responsibilities and duties of the instructor maychange as the needs of the college arise. Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsResumeCover LetterTranscriptsLetters of RecommendationCurriculum Vitae
Detective inspector Jess Milne said: “The piece of art that hasbeen stolen is a high value toilet made out of gold that was on display at thepalace.” “We believe a group of offenders used at least two vehiclesduring the offence. Thames Valley Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connectionwith the theft, but the artwork has not yet been found. An 18-carat gold toilet was stolen from Blenheim Palace in anovernight burglary. Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, is currentlyclosed while investigations take place. Thieves broke into the palace in the early hours of Saturday morning,making off with the fully functioning toilet. The toilet entitled ‘America’, worth £1 million, was part of an exhibition by Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan. The burglary caused “significant damage and flooding” because the toilet was plumbed into the palace in Woodstock last week as part of the art installation. Edward Spencer-Churchill, half-brother of the current Duke of Marlborough,said last month that he was relaxed about security for the artwork: “It’s notgoing to be the easiest thing to nick.” Visitors to the exhibition were able to use the toilet, with athree-minute time limit to avoid queues. “The artwork has notbeen recovered at this time, but we are conducting a thorough investigation tofind it and bring those responsible to justice. The toilet drewlarge crowds when it was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and itwas famously offered to President Trump in 2017.
Guttenberg Arts Gallery is pleased to present Deep Waters, an exhibition of work by artist Amanda Thackray. On view from September 5th – September 27th, 2020 at the Guttenberg Arts Gallery. To promote social distancing Guttenberg Arts is now strictly open by appointment only and virtually on their website. Patrons can schedule their visit or view the virtual gallery by going to www.guttenbergarts.org/exhibitions.Amanda Thackray employs hand papermaking processes as a primary medium in her practice to create complex forms referencing microscopia. She derives the content for her work through lengthy periods of research, guided by the tenuous relationship between the utility and detritus of human-made artifacts, focusing on our burden of plastic waste. She is equally terrified and fascinated by the ability of plastic to break down into smaller and smaller microplastics, while never actually degrading. × Thackray’s research into the pervasiveness of plastics in our environments and our bodies is visualized as large scale installations of quasi-fictional landscapes. Explored through simulacra of handmade paper, projects telescope between the spaces of the microscopic human body and the vastness of worldwide bodies of water. These dimensional landscapes present themselves as detailed yet ambiguous fiber studies and fictitious maps of overwhelming polluted ocean. Thackray utilizes imagery of netting to convey multilayered references attributed to both organic bodily material and human-made, rigid, immortal plastic – the net is a malleable grid concurrently acting as a trap and a sieve.Through working with handmade paper, Thackray engages with water – often site-specific water – to create imagery that is directly tied, both materially and conceptually, to that same water. Revealing a murky space occupying parallel bodies – human bodies and bodies of water – this narrative foreshadows new territory for her practice and begins to build a conceptual bridge between microplastics-polluted waterways and human bodies filled with the same microscopic plastics.Amanda Thackray is a multidisciplinary artist and educator, based in Newark, NJ, whose practice sits at the intersection of craft, sculpture, and environmentally-based social practice. Thackray’s projects have been exhibited at The Newark Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Montclair Art Museum, The NARS Foundation, and The Knockdown Center. She is the recipient of a 2020 Creative Catalyst Fund Artist Fellowship. She has been awarded numerous residencies including The Arctic Circle in Svalbard, Norway, and artist-in-residence at the Museum of Art and Design in NYC. Her work is in over a dozen public collections including The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, Mediatheque Andre Malraux, France, Yale University, and The Library of Congress. She teaches printmaking at SUNY Purchase and Rutgers University. Thackray earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.Exhibition: Sept. 5th, 2020 – Sept. 27, 2020; Opening Saturday September 5th. Schedule your visit by going to www.guttenbergarts.org/exhibitions For more information please contact [email protected] or 201-868-8585. Guttenberg Art Gallery is free and open to the public by appointment only. www.guttenbergarts.org Guttenberg Arts programming is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
By Maddy VitaleA group of local middle school students who formed their own robotics club are taking their talents to another galaxy.Well, no. But they are heading to Louisville, Ky., for the VEX Robotics World Championship competition at the end of April.The Linbots, aptly named since four of the five members live in Linwood, won the “Middle School Excellence Award,” beating out another middle school at a Feb. 23 state competition in Cherry Hill.The kids set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds to purchase parts for the robots and pay for competition registrations.To donate, go to https://www.gofundme.com/worlds-funding-linbots-nj-vex-robotics-2019Team Linbots from left, Alex Savov and his sister, Emma, Farley O’Brien and Nate Fontana all share a moment after their state win. (Courtesy the O’Briens)Emma Savov, 14, her brother, Alex, 11, and Farley O’Brien, 13, all of Linwood, and Nate Fontana, 13, of Somers Point, worked together over the last year to create a robot that they use in competitions. The robot is called 92018A, named for the date the team started building the robot.The world competition that the team has been preparing for entails several tasks, including guiding a robot down platforms, around a course and everything from balls and plastic caps are maneuvered by the kid-made machines. Judges score the teams. According to the VEX Robotics website www.vexrobotics.com it is the largest and fastest growing middle school and high school robotics program globally with more than 20,000 teams from 50 countries playing in over 1,700 competitions worldwide. Each year, an engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game.Specifically, the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs across the U.S. and internationally, the website states. Here is a Feb. 15 demonstration of the Linbots robot:Linbots won three competitions over the past year. The last one led them to qualify for the world competition. They will join other middle and high school-age students for fierce, but friendly competition. The competition is designed to showcases the young talents and their knack for engineering, problem solving and collaboration, the website states. Nate, Farley, Alex and Emma, explained their love of engineering and science and the robotics team.Nate, who wants to be an aerospace engineer, said of the experience, “I am happy that everything went well at the competition on Saturday. I’m really looking forward to representing the state in the world competition.”Farley, whose parents, Liz and Kevin O’Brien, are engineers, said she may want to pursue engineering or writing. She called the Linbots’ experience incredible. “It has been a great journey and it’s so incredible that we’ve made it this far,” Farley said. “It is amazing to see what a group of friends can do when they work hard at something.”Emma, who likes the design aspect of robotics the most, said she hopes the Linbots inspire other young people.“We would like to inspire young people in our community through innovation, perseverance, and teamwork,” she said. Alex, who hopes to become a marine scientist, said the experience has been challenging at times, but worth it.“It has been a challenging experience figuring out how everything works,” he noted. “We did not have all the answers, but working well together as a team and spending long hours paid off.” They all said they like working together to create projects . They learn from each other since they all have specific strengths.For the Linbots, who created their own team because their schools did not have one, arriving at the world championship has a particular significance. Not only did they excel amongst children their own age, but also against students in high school. Here is the VEX Robotics demonstration of world competition: Team Linbots work together Feb. 15 to make sure their robot is ready for a competition. From left, Alex Savov, Nate Fontana, Farley O’Brien and Emma Savov.
On April 27th, alternative-R&B starlet Janelle Monáe will release her long-awaited third studio album, Dirty Computer. Today, Monáe has released a brand-new track titled “I Like That”, the fourth single from 2013’s Electric Lady followup album. Following previously released “PYNK”, “Make Me Feel”, and “Django Jane”, Janelle’s new tune reveals a confident new approach to her individuality.“I don’t care what I look like but I feel good/ Better than amazing, and better than I could/ Told the whole world ‘I’m the venom and the antidote/ Take a different type of girl to keep the world afloat,” she sings. “And I like that/ I don’t really give a fuck if I’m the only one who likes that.” Listen to the fresh new track below:[Video: Janelle Monáe]Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer is due out later this month on April 27th, marking her first album in five years. In addition to Grimes (who collaborated on “PYNK”), the album also features contributions from the Purple One himself, the late and great Prince. Like the other three singles off the album and this newest release, Dirty Computer sees Janelle Monáe solidifying herself as a feminist icon and outspoken civil rights activist. Describing the album as an “emotional picture,” Janelle defines it to be “a narrative film and accompanying musical album,” according to Rolling Stone.
More than two billion people worldwide do not have adequate access to surgical treatment, according to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The Harvard researchers also found that people living in high-income regions have far greater access to surgery sites (operating theatres) than do those living in low-income regions and that surgical facilities in low-income settings often lack essential equipment.A substantial amount of the global burden of disease comes from illnesses and disorders that require surgery, such as complicated childbirth, cancer and injuries from road accidents. The burden of treating surgical conditions is especially acute in low-income countries. The wealthiest third of the global population undergoes 75 percent of the estimated 234 million surgical procedures done each year, the poorest third just 4 percent.“Our findings suggest that high-income regions have more than 10 times the number of operating theatres per person than low-income regions,” said Luke Funk, research fellow in HSPH’s Department of Health Policy and Management and a surgical resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “Addressing this disparity will be a huge challenge, but global public health efforts have had a profound impact on other major sources of morbidity including malnutrition, infectious diseases, and maternal and child health. The same could be accomplished for surgical care.”The study appears online today on the website of the journal Lancet and will appear in a later print issue.The researchers, led by Funk and senior author Atul Gawande, associate professor in HSPH’s Department of Health Policy and Management and a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, obtained profiles of 769 hospitals in 92 countries participating in the World Health Organization’s Safe Surgery Saves Lives initiative, which aims to reduce surgical deaths and is led by Gawande. Based on the profiles, they calculated ratios of the number of functional operating rooms to hospital beds in seven geographical regions worldwide. The researchers used pulse oximetry, the measurement of oxygen in patients’ blood during surgery and an essential component of safe anesthesia and surgery, as an indicator of operating theater resources.The results showed that all high-income regions had at least 14 surgical sites per 100,000 people. In contrast, those in low-income regions had less than 2 surgical sites per 100,000 despite having a higher burden of surgical disease. In addition, pulse oximetry was unavailable in nearly 20 percent of the surgical sites worldwide and absent more than half the time in low-income regions. The researchers estimated that around 32 million surgeries are performed each year without pulse oximetry, a basic standard of care that is available in more than 99 percent of operations done in high-income regions.Said Gawande, “It is not news that the poor have worse access to hospital services like surgery. But the size of this population is a shock. Our findings indicate that one third of the world’s population remains effectively without access to essential surgical services–services such as emergency cesarean section and treatment for serious road traffic injuries. Surgery has been a neglected component of public health planning and this clearly needs to change.”The study is an important step in understanding the critical need for better access to surgical services and for safer operations in low-income settings worldwide.“It is important for the public health community to close the gaps between rich and poor regions if it wants to address the burden of surgical disease in developing countries,” said Funk. “This will become even more important in the next several decades as chronic diseases—which are often surgical conditions—increase with the aging of the global population.”Support for this study was provided by the World Health Organization.Co-authors of the study are Thomas G. Weiser, William R. Berry , Stuart R. Lipsitz, Alan F. Merry, Angela C. Enright, Iain H. Wilson, Gerald Dziekan.
By Dialogo June 20, 2011 To mark the end of their assignment as Partner Nation Liaison Officers (PNLOs) representing Colombia, Uruguay, and Canada, General Douglas Fraser, Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, presided over an award ceremony on 17 June to honor the departing officers. “Having the Partner Nation Liaison Officers in SOUTHCOM allows us to recognize the partnerships we have and represents the importance of our partnerships,” said Gen. Fraser as he presented a Joint Service Meritorious Award to each of the departing country representatives. Captain Hugo M. De Barros, of the Uruguayan Navy, served SOUTHCOM from July 2009 to July 2011and was instrumental in furthering military relations between the United States and the Republic of Uruguay. Cpt. De Barros expertly assisted the SOUTHCOM Commander with strategic-level visits by the Uruguayan Government and Ministry of Defense to the United States and provided vital assessment on Uruguayan strategic posture. “For an old sailor like me, who is sailing the last miles in his career, this recognition has a huge emotional impact,” said Cpt. De Barros upon receipt of his award. “I have found I started referring to SOUTHCOM as ‘us’ instead of ‘you all’.” Gen. Fraser highlighted that Cpt. De Barros is a third-generation sailor and belongs to the only Uruguayan family to have four consecutive generations serve their country’s Navy, with his son currently serving as Lieutenant at the Uruguayan Navy. Colonel Oscar O. Lopez of the Colombian Army served as PNLO from July 2010 to July 2011, and distinguished himself by providing valuable insight to the military strategies of both countries, resulting in enhanced mutual understanding vital to the strengthening of the partnership between the United States and Colombia against Counter-Illicit Trafficking and Narco-Terrorism. “It was your perspective and willingness to share and tell us how we can improve our participation in helping Colombia’s fight against the FARC, that makes the difference to us,” commended Gen. Fraser, upon presenting Col. Lopez’s award. “The enormous support you [SOUTHCOM] give us [Colombia] positions you as one of our strongest allies and a great friend,” said Col. Lopez. Lieutenant Colonel James D. Waddell, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, was the longest serving PNLO at SOUTHCOM, serving in Miami since September 2006 to July 2011. “Lt. Col. Waddell welcomed me to SOUTHCOM,” said Gen. Fraser. “He is one of the longest serving members at the Command, even more so than many of our U.S. servicemen.” “I have dedicated close to 25 percent of my military career to working with the U.S. Military. …My experience during the last five years in SOUTHCOM has been wonderful; it has been an education, both professional and personal,” acknowledged Lt. Col. Waddell. In addition to SOUTHCOM personnel, the families of all three representatives were in attendance to bid them farewell, along with Consul General of Colombia Alvaro Gallardo and representative of the Canadian consul, Mr. Paul Cunningham.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating an armed home invasion in Deer Park over the weekend.A man kicked in the door of an apartment on Long Island Avenue and pointed a gun at a woman inside at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, according to a police spokeswoman.The suspect stole a cell phone and fled the scene. The victim was not injured.Police have not made any arrests in the case. No description of the suspect was provided.First Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.
The World Council of Credit Unions is working with a number of organizations to bring relief to Nepal, where a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday and an aftershock hit Sunday, killing thousands and reducing buildings and infrastructure to rubble.Nearly 30 of the 75 districts in Nepal have been designated as crisis zones, as many people are still believed to be trapped under collapsed buildings in dense areas, or stuck in rural and mountainous areas, which, including Mount Everest, have experienced deadly avalanches.World Council is communicating with the Nepal Federation of Savings and Credit Cooperative Unions (NEFSCUN) and the Association of Asian Confederation Credit Unions to coordinate fundraising efforts to aid employees and members of local credit unions, known in Nepal as savings and credit cooperative societies.Rather than activating CUAid–a program organized by the National Credit Union Foundation to specifically help credit unions and their members–the foundation is asking that all funds be directed to the World Council’s efforts. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The National Credit Union Foundation so far has handed out more than $22,000 in direct financial aid to credit unions, their staffs and members that have been affected by wildfires in Northern California.The foundation has processed a number of disaster relief grant applications, including many that have requested aid for Mendo Lake CU, Ukiah, Calif., whose employees and members have seen some of the most harmful effects.“Heartbreaking stories of homes ‘burned completely’ down to the foundation and/or all personal belongings lost are pouring in,” the foundation wrote on its blog. “One application noted not just that they lost belongings, but 31 years’ worth of belongings. Some things you can’t put a price on.”In a comment on the foundation’s blog, Richard Cooper, Mendo Lake CU president/CEO, described what the funding meant to his credit union. continue reading »