Department SummaryThe Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is housed in thePolitical Science Department and is an accredited member of theNetwork of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA ). The program includes core courses, advancedseminars, and elective courses from within the program and alsofrom related fields such as communication studies, politicalscience, and urban planning. MPA graduates become the leaders,managers and analysts in public and non-profit agencies that servethe Silicon Valley’s diverse community. Learn more about SJSU’s MPAprogram at our website: sjsu.edu/mpa.Brief Description of DutiesThe Master of Public Administration program at San José StateUniversity seeks qualified candidates for a part time lecturerinstructional position to teach core courses, advanced seminars,and/or electives courses, particularly public financialadministration, at the graduate level.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understandingthe needs of a student population of great diversity – in age,cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement.All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the CanvasLearning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided for theSJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must beanchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-studentconnection in a common space as all students are directed to log into Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have accessto this system prior to the semester start date.Required Qualifications A Letter of InterestCurriculum VitaeStatement of Expertise, including professional experience Listof courses you are qualified to teachThree references with contact information Ability to teach PADM 219 Public Financial Administration Master’s degree or Ph.D. degree in public administration,public affairs, political science, or related field.Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline to which theindividual is assigned.Ability to teach and evaluate adult learners. Evidence ofsatisfactory achievement in previous academic work.Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivityto the educational goals of a multicultural population as mighthave been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching andother comparable experience. Conditional AppointmentPlease be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget andenrollment considerations and subject to order of assignmentprovisions in the collective bargaining agreement betweenCalifornia State University and California Faculty Association.These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in whichavailable courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenureline faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.Salary Range – To commensurate with experience.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: Preferred Qualifications To receive full consideration, application should be received byJanuary 29, 2021, but the position will remain open untilfilled.The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. 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passed away on March 19, 2018, at his Matawan residence. He was born in Jersey City, raised in Bayonne and was a resident of Union Beach, prior to moving to Matawan. Billy was employed as an oil terminal inspector for Saybolt, Inc. He then worked for Hess Oil Refineries, retiring after 20 years of service. Billy is survived by his daughters, Brigid and Megan Collins; his wife, Rose (nee: Rumore) Collins; his brothers, James (Debbie) and Peter (Debbie) Collins; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Funeral arrangements by BAYONNE MEMORIAL HOME, 854 Avenue C.
Almost double last year’s number of bakery shops took part in National Doughnut Week this year, and raised over £25,000 for charity The Children’s Trust.The fundraising event, sponsored by BakeMark UK, was founded by Christopher Freeman of bakery Dunn’s of Crouch End. For every doughnut sold during the week, a donation goes to The Children’s Trust – a charity, now in its 25th year, which provides specific care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities.The week was publicised on television, national and regional radio programmes and in the press. It also gained celebrity endorsements from Terry Wogan and Ainsley Harriet. At a ‘grand tally’ event to count total money raised, Freeman was presented with a certificate in recognition of his contribution to the annual event.
With regards to her inspiration for the ballet, Jackson reflects: “Representation, particularly for the black community, is something that I am deeply passionate about … I want to inspire a new generation of black ballet dancers, songwriters and storytellers by giving them characters, stories, and music that they can relate to.”“Vanity Lane” opens on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. Harvard University students and members of the local Cambridge community are invited to an open dress rehearsal on Thursday, March 22. This March, the Harvard Black Community & Student Theater Group (BlackCAST) strives to challenge tradition with a brand-new production: “Vanity Lane: The Ballet.” Created by Harvard Extension School student La’Toya Princess Jackson, “Vanity Lane” is a contemporary ballet that examines the duality of beauty and self-worth with an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the world of theater, music, and classical dance. The production will occupy a two-week residency at Farkas Hall, Harvard University’s Office for the Arts primary performance space.“Vanity Lane” is a study in opposites: cutting edge electronic music with retro 80s influence, classical ballet blended with contemporary and culturally diverse choreography, and a study of modern media images told in a timeless fairy tale format. The main character ElectrKPrincess is enchanted by a spell and transported to Crystalline City, where she takes a journey down Vanity Lane and must confront and overcome three vanities. The ballet seeks to reject unhealthy media images, encourage individuality and diversity, and urge people to look behind the mask of superficial beauty to find the true beauty within.The ballet will feature choreography from Boston-based guest artist Jean Appolon and original compositions by Jared Hettrick, Gordon Williams, and Paul Sayed. As the first ballet produced by Harvard BlackCAST, the production team behind “Vanity Lane” seeks to reconstruct the narrative of classical ballet as a restrictive art form with a historically white legacy. Harvard Black Community & Student Theater Group is a non-profit, student-run theater organization dedicated to providing students of color at Harvard University with a greater opportunity to gain practical experience in live theater and giving students of all races and ethnicities the opportunity to become acquainted with performance art of the African diaspora. Past productions include “The Wiz,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Bootycandy,” and “Songs of the Harlem River: Forgotten One Acts of the Harlem Renaissance.” For more information, please visit our Facebook page.
Sports fans compare teams by power rankings. Now the beef industryhas a statistical ranking system, too.”Instead of teams, we have animals,” said Keith Bertrand,a University of Georgia animal scientist who helped develop theranking system. “It’s a way for breeders to compare animalsand find out what bull has the potential to pass the best characteristicson to offspring. Bulls with the best numbers will be more popularfor breeding purposes.”Consumers are the real winners in this new process becausethe models help breeders select which steers are most likely toyield lean, tasty, well-marbled steaks.Using high-powered computers Bertrand, and other animal anddairy scientists in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental,analyze and evaluate millions of animal records to generate rankings.The rankings are then used to develop models that predict possibleoutcomes for the beef industry.”Our models are similar to weather forecast models,”said Bertrand. “We try to predict the future.”Livestock breeders can compare values for 15 genetically linkedcharacteristics, such as those that indicate greater growth potential,leaner meat and other qualities important to growers and/or consumers.The bovine matchmaking models predict which bulls will producefuture generations with the desired traits.”Producers realize this information means money, and theyuse genetic evaluation to buy and sell bulls,” Bertrand said.The system, which evaluates 14 breeds of cattle in the UnitedStates and Canada, is being expanded to include Central and SouthAmerican stock. The international ranking system will eventuallyreplace the U.S. National Beef Cattle Genetic Evaluation System,Bertrand said.Once a prize bull with desired genetic traits is selected,a breeder can simply arrange to buy the bull’s germplasm – eitherin the form of semen or fertilized eggs. If properly stored, semenfor artificial insemination has a “shelf life” of twoto three decades.Collecting genetic data on cattle is expensive and time consuming,especially when taking before and after measurements of animalsdestined for supermarket shelves.The UGA scientists pioneered beef cattle evaluations usingultrasound, a less expensive alternative to other methods. Theirwork has been funded by UGA Agricultural Experiment Stations,the cattle industry, breed associations and the USDA.The teamhas found that ultrasound provides reliable measurements of theamount of fat around the muscle, the size of the ribeye and eventhe extent of marbling. In fact, research has shown that ultrasoundmeasurements are equal to and in some cases better than similarmeasurements obtained by USDA graders.”By measuring yearling bulls and cows with ultrasound,we can help breeders select for improvements in steers and heifersbefore they get to the slaughterhouse,” Bertrand said.But neither scientists nor ultrasound can predict tenderness,which results from a combination of age, breed, genetics and musclecharacteristics.”Tender is a hard quality to measure,” Bertrand said.”What does tenderness look like?”UGA scientists are now working on methods to measure tenderness.Research strongly indicates there are bloodlines in each breedthat can provide tender beef. “Our goal is to find them,”he said. “Some day we may be able to use a blood test tosee if animals carry the genetic characteristics of tenderness.”(Photo 1. S. Bauer, USDA-ARS, Photo 2. J. Purdy, UGA CAES.)
Indiana Utility Officially Closes Coal Plant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Northwest Indiana Times:The two coal-fired generators at NIPSCO’s Bailly Generating Station will be shut down permanently Thursday night as part of the power company’s plan to reduce reliance on coal.The [604 MW] Bailly plant, on 100 acres near the Port of Indiana and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, dates to 1962. It became fully operational in 1968.Bailly will continue to house equipment to ensure transmission of continuous voltage and a gas-fired “peaking unit” used during high-demand periods. But its main role as a coal plant is coming to an end.The decision to end coal-fired generation at Bailly was part of NIPSCO’s 2016 Integrated Resource Plan, which calls for a 50-percent reduction in the utility’s coal fleet by 2023.“Bailly was the first step in that plan,” [Director of Communications Nick] Meyer said. The second step would be the planned retirement of two coal-fired units at the Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield, where there are four total coal-fired generators. Michigan City also has one. More: Bailly Generating Station’s Coal-Fired Units to be Retired
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:French oil and gas giant Total has extended its reach into renewables this week, in a $US510 million deal with India’s Adani Group to help fast-track the roll-out of big solar across the sub-continent.The deal, announced by Total on Thursday, will create a 50/50 joint venture into which Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) will transfer its Indian solar assets already in operation. Those solar projects – each with around 25-year, fixed-rate power purchase agreements with national and regional electricity distributors – span across 11 Indian states and have a cumulative capacity of over 2GW.The new deal – Total and Adani already have joined forces in India’s natural gas market – marks another small step away from fossil fuels and towards clean energy development and generation by some of the world’s biggest energy heavyweights.Adani – which is still firmly attached to coal, including the massive carbon bomb it is developing in Queensland’s Galilee Basin – has grand plans for renewables, not least in Australia where it opened its first grid-scale PV project in October last year, also in Queensland.Total, too, has been trying to change its spots, with plans to contribute to the deployment of 25GW of renewable generation capacity by 2025. In Australia it has been active via offshoot Total Eren – a deep pocketed joint venture with Eren – which is the developer behind the massive 200MW Kiamal solar and battery storage project in Victoria.[Sophie Vorrath]More: Oil giant Total flexes renewable muscle with stake in Adani solar portfolio Total, Adani Green Energy form joint venture targeting India’s solar market
Dude. This weather is killing me. More specifically, it’s killing Whiskey Wednesday. Several days of balmy 60-degree weather and the powder at Breckenwolf has been decimated. It’s the same story at most of the resorts in North Carolina. Don’t look at the slopeside webcams. The images are just depressing. Fortunately, we have a contingency plan for when conditions are not conducive to skiing. Whiskey Wednesday must go on, even if there is no snow. So this week, our mid-week reprieve from responsibility involved the climbing gym and some light Ping Pong. By “light,” I mean we battled to the death in a round-robin style tournament until there was a single winner. As they say in Highlander, “there can be only one.” Unfortunately, I wasn’t the last man standing, which is tough for me to handle because I take Ping Pong very seriously. It is an ancient art. The sport of kings. The maker of men.Apparently, we took the pong competition a little too seriously because the bartender took away all of our paddles and cut us off at the bar. Something about a grown man doing a victory lap after a heated match that involved rolling around on the ping pong table like a happy baby. I don’t know. The details are fuzzy.Would I rather be skiing? Sure. But the truth is, Whiskey Wednesday isn’t really about the skiing. It’s about the dudes I get to go skiing with. Because even if we’re sitting around a bar talking about the nuances of hatchet throwing or getting kicked out of divey Ping Pong bars, Whiskey Wednesday is still the greatest night of the week. As one of the founding members of WW is quick to say: “team work makes the dream work.”Which brings me to the beer: Stone’s Give Me Stout Or Give Me Death, which is a collaboration beer brewed with Ardent Craft Ales and Hardywood Park Brewery, both based in Richmond, Virginia. Stone has opened their own Richmond brewery and is making a point to be a good neighbor in a variety of ways, including by making this damn good beer. Give Me has all of the typical stout notes you want—a bit of roasted character and even a little chocolate too before a bitter finish—but also hints of jam thanks to the addition of local blackberries and raspberries.It’s a hell of a beer, brewed amongst friends and meant to be shared with friends. Perhaps on a Wednesday night. Even if there’s no skiing.
The Turkish Army has seized more than 20 tons of marijuana from Kurdish rebels in what local authorities said December 15 was one of the biggest ever crackdowns on “terrorist income.” “We have unearthed 21-tons of marijuana, as well as several cells filled with ammunition and explosives,” said Mustafa Toprak, governor of the Kurdish-majority Diyarbakir province in Turkey’s southeast. The stash, with an estimated street value of US$ 22.4 million, was seized after hundreds of special security forces were deployed on December 13. “The operation landed a huge blow to the terrorist income,” Toprak said, referring to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), whose main source of income is believed to be drug trafficking. Ankara says Turkish troops frequently seize sacks full of hashish and marijuana near Turkey’s border with Iran and Syria, where the PKK stashes the bags for shipment to Europe. In October, marijuana with an estimated value of US$ 1.1 million was seized in the eastern province of Van. The PKK, considered a terrorist organization by much of the Western world and Turkey, denies drug trafficking. Several PKK leaders are labeled as suspected drug traffickers in the United States, which has frozen their assets and shunned them from doing business there. This year has seen an increase in drug seizures in Turkey, as well as an escalation of clashes between the PKK and Turkish forces, which have claimed 45,000 lives since rebels took up arms in 1984. By Dialogo December 18, 2012
By Yolima Dussán/Diálogo May 08, 2017 Until recently, the 350 families living in the communities of Las Ánimas, Piedrahita, San Andrés, La Correa, and El Romazón had a difficult time traveling to other areas in the municipality of Donmatias in the north of Antioquia department. That has changed thanks to troops from the Engineers Battalion No. 4 “General Pedro Nel Ospina” of the Colombian Army’s Fourth Brigade, who worked to build access roads to these towns. Now residents have the ability to travel and sell agricultural products and livestock, mainly pigs. The municipality of Donmatias is home to 23,000 people, and is the largest pork producer in Colombia. Improving the tertiary roads leading to these rural communities from the urban municipality meant opening stretches of road, maintaining sites chosen for laying roads, and adjusting drainage outlets. The work was done by the Seventh Division in conjunction with the active participation of the communities it benefitted. Working in conjunction with the community The work that the Fourth Brigade did on roads in the department of Antioquia meet the population’s needs, as expressed to them by local administrations with whom the Colombian Army has developed a relationship. “In these types of outreach programs, we provide help in accordance with the requirements of the municipal mayors’ offices, through their communal action boards,” Lieutenant Colonel Jhon Esteban Torres Ballén, commander of the Engineers Battalion No. 4, reported to Diálogo. “Once the need is identified, we organize joint work with the goal of creating solutions. In Donmatias, we laid 10 kilometers of road,” he added. During 18 days in March, troops serving in this Army unit worked alongside the community maintaining existing roads and opening new stretches as well. “We did some more work in the municipalities of Ituango and Valdivia, where we opened up 30 kilometers of new roads and did maintenance on another 10 kilometers. This benefitted 4,500 people who live in this extremely vulnerable area, where they are working hard to be able to substitute coca cultivation with something else,” Lt. Col. Torres Ballén said. With more than 1,200 service members, the Engineers Battalion is a tactical unit with jurisdiction in 13 municipalities. They support not only community development there by opening, maintaining, and improving roads (including road-bridge infrastructure), but they are also responsible for dealing with and preventing natural disasters and forest fires. The Army’s presence, a stimulus for the community The actions taken in concert with the community give the residents a lot of motivation, the Mayor of Donmatias Municipality, Marcela Peña Correa, told Diálogo. “We usually see the Army as a group of men that provide us with security, but their mission goes beyond that. We have developed work to show the population that this force is an entity with which we build community. Ever since residents of the municipality learned that the Army has these kinds of programs, they have even been motivated to collaborate and work with them during these outreach programs. They are conscious that everyone benefits,” she noted. The work of the military members has made it possible to develop several government programs, such as “Placa Huella,” which seeks to lay as many kilometers of road as possible in the department. “To do that, we count on them to work with us. The Army makes it possible to improve our residents’ quality of life,” Peña said. Faith in Colombia Repairing roads in Donmatias is part of what was envisioned for the “Fe en Colombia” campaign, an initiative that seeks to bring institutions and the community closer together. With an emphasis on the most vulnerable communities, the goal is to create “territories in peace” and to conduct activities that will improve their social well-being. The campaign foresees 18 lines of action under programs associated with the creation and/or strengthening of existing projects for economic development, infrastructure, the environment, social reintegration, deterring recruitment for crime, and policies for land restitution. “We know that the roadways improve the quality of life and development of every one of the regions,” Brigadier General Jorge Romero Pinzón, commander of the Colombian Army’s Fourth Brigade said in April during the dedication of the roads program that was developed in the jurisdiction of Antioquia. “It is gratifying to see the smiles of town residents when we build these kinds of roads. In the places we go, it is clear that these communities are willing to transition to legality through the resources that improve their capacity to transport their goods, to do their agriculture, and above all, to have a much better quality of life for themselves and their families,” he said. “Through this type of work, this outreach to the community, the development projects, we are gradually reaching every corner, everywhere in the department of Antioquia. Through institutionalism, the Colombian Army, and every other institution, wants to offer these capacities to all the townspeople in the region,” he added. In Antioquia, a department in the northwest of Colombia, almost 100,000 residents from Bajo Cauca, including Donmatias and Urabá, reap the benefits of the work and the programs developed by “Fe en Colombia.”