User Services Specialist 3 – (STA005837)

first_imgWill consider experience in lieu of education. Provides support to the academic public regarding intrinsicoperating systems problems.Analyzes and resolves the more complex computer programs orproblems that cannot be resolved by less experienced user servicesspecialists.Provides informal hands-on training to users on the use ofcomputers.Develops and maintains current technical documentation andon-line helpfiles in Support Services.Develops and may present short courses designed to introduceusers to hardware and software supported by Support Services.Participates in the development of software for SupportServices on an as-needed basis.Conducts projects to install or evaluate software or proceduresin its use.Provides support for printers and printer queues on the UHnetwork.May provide training to faculty, staff and/or students in aformal classroom environment.Performs other job-related duties as assigned. EEO/AAQualifications :Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years experience.Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practicalaspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; orthe basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal,directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university oran equivalent in-depth specialized training program that isdirectly related to the type of work being performed.Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-relatedexperience.center_img Provides senior level support to faculty, staff and students onfive operating systems and associated hardware and software.last_img read more

Postdoctoral Associate

first_imgJob DescriptionVirginia Tech is recruiting a full-time postdoctoral associatespecializing in urban forest hydrology and stormwater modeling. Theposition is being funded jointly by the City of Virginia Beach andThe Nature Conservancy, and will be a joint appointment in theDepartment of Biological Systems Engineering and the Department ofForest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech.The postdoctoral researcher will advance stormwater models toassess the role of urban forests in flood reduction. Developedmodels will be largely based upon the Storm Water Management Model(SWMM) and will include refinements and potential integration withother model applications to better represent forest water storageand use in stormwater simulations.Required Qualifications- A PhD degree in agricultural or biological systems engineering,civil engineering, environmental engineering, hydrology, or aclosely related discipline awarded no more than 4 years prior tothe effective date of appointment.- A thorough understanding of both forest and urban hydrology,including drivers of evapotranspiration, infiltration, and surfaceand groundwater flows.- Expertise in hydrologic modeling software, particularlySWMM.- Experience in geographic information systems (GIS), geospatialanalysis and their use in development of hydrologic models.- Strong programming in C and/or C++ or similar programminglanguages- Experience in conducting field monitoring in support ofhydrologic studies and calibration ofhydrologic models.- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Preferred Qualifications- Knowledge of the impact of urban development on watershedhydrology and water quality, and stormwater control measures.- Programming in R, Python, and/or Fortran (recent vintage), remotesensing, and continuous hydrologic monitoring.Appointment TypeRestrictedSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview DateJanuary 10, 2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact David Sample at [email protected] duringregular business hours at least 10 business days prior to theevent.Advertised: December 17, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

Academics criticise £40,000 University re-branding

first_imgTHE UNIVERSITY has spent over £40,000 re-branding itself with a new corporate identity and website, despite criticisms from senior academics that doing so was “naïve”.The cost breakdown, obtained through a request under the Freedom of Information Act, includes £35,000 on consultancy fees, £1,500 for the production of the style guide, and £6,000 on the purchase of new fonts for use within the University.The re-branding involved a redesign of the University crest and the commissioning of a new font, and coincided with the launch of the University’s Internet homepage.It has also developed a single logo, dubbed the ‘Quadrangle’, to be used as the ‘primary branding device’ for all public relations material, and has specified the exact colour and font sizes to be used. In addition, it provides a ‘branding toolkit’ website for staff, which includes a style guide and exact instructions how the logo is to be used.But a professor at the Saïd Business School has criticised the decision to spend the money on a new corporate identity. Douglas Holt, L’Oreal Professor of Marketing, called the branding exercise “trivial” and said that the University’s reputation did not depend on its brand image.“It is an unfortunate misperception of branding that it is largely to do with visual images,” he said. “Visual identity can be a very important aspect of branding if you’re talking about vodka or fashion. But usually brands are forged in the hard work of delivering a superior product over many years. This is certainly true in the case of Oxford.  Oxford’s trademark is the vessel that carries hundreds of years of experiences with, media reports on, and discussions about the University.“The value of the brand didn’t come from having a nice logo, but for creating knowledge and delivering education in a distinctive way and becoming famous for doing so. For brands with trademarks so deeply embedded in historical meaning, it is usually quite dangerous to mess with them much, which thankfully they didn’t. “To think that a modest tweaking of the visual identity system will have significant impact on how people perceive Oxford would be naive.”A spokesperson for the University said that the re-branding was necessary for commercial reasons. She said, “The purpose of the re-branding is to ensure that the University’s visual identity reflects Oxford’s rich history and its ambitions for the future. We hope that this new branding will make Oxford University stand out in the competitive global arena.” Additional reporting byTom Seymourlast_img read more

MEKA, MARY (nee: Bawiec)

first_img97, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, passed away on January 19, 2017. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of American and the Leisure Club of Bayonne. Mrs. Meka is predeceased by her husband, Walter “Jack” Meka; daughter Frances Malinconico; siblings Clara, Joseph, Frank, and Stanley Bawiec. Surviving is her daughter Kathleen Meka; brother John Bawiec and a sister Adele Czajczynski; 2 grandchildren Michael Malinconico and his wife Melissa and Nicole Lalley & her husband Ray; 3 great grandchildren Jack and Paige Malinconico, and Charlotte Lalley; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mary’s memory to the Felician Franciscan Sisters, 262 South Main Street, Lodi, NJ 07644 ( Funeral arrangements by DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24-32 E. 19th St.last_img read more

O.C. Remembers in Solemn 9/11 Ceremony

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEWalter Perez was a television reporter in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. What began as a typical day, heading out to cover a school strike on a beautiful, sunny day, turned into one of tragedy, terrorist attacks, and a monumental task of covering it.Perez, a reporter with 6abc Action News, was the guest speaker during Ocean City’s “A Day to Remember” ceremony at the Ocean City Tabernacle.In a heartfelt tribute to those lives lost, Perez, the lead reporter for his former station in New York during 9/11, told of how the deadliest terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil affected him, what he saw and how he covered it.Over the years, Perez was asked to speak about his experience during 9/11, but could not because emotionally it was too hard, he said.Video courtesy of Just Right TV ProductionsHe recounted for the audience that when he got the call that a plane hit the World Trade Center, he and the photographer headed to the scene.They thought it was a small plane that hit the Trade Center, but just south of Times Square they could see a big plume of smoke.One of the towers was going down and Perez was reporting on it.Just a couple blocks from the scene, he viewed something that 18 years later, is still hard to talk about.“I started seeing things,” he explained to the crowd. “I started seeing people jumping. I was close enough to see the colors of their ties and dresses.”For Perez, who left the New York news market, in part, he said, because of what he had seen during 9/11, the tragic day also showed unity.“Police, fire, people came,” Perez said of the response. “It was the best of humanity and the worst of humanity at the same time.”There were many times during the experience he did not know if they would survive.“I was on the air when the North Tower dropped and my photographer and me just started running. Everything was going in slow motion,” Perez said.Channel 6 reporter Walter Perez recounts his 9/11 experience.Then Perez sat on a carless highway. He had to call his mother and his wife, Rita, who had just given birth to their first child two months earlier.He was able to reach them, but only after many attempts because all of the phone lines were tied up.When Perez made it back to the station he was met by applause and tears from co-workers. And for the next month or so he led the team on countless stories of heroism, survival, loss and love.But above all, he told the captivated crowd, there was a sense of strength and resolve.“For a little photograph in time, we were unified as a country,” he said.Ocean City police and fire department members stand at attention.His generation learned about the tragedy of Pearl Harbor. Perez said he can now tell people about how he lived through 9/11 and saw things he wishes he could forget.Throughout the ceremony other poignant words were spoken about remembering and strength.Mayor Jay Gillian told the audience to remember to be kind to one another.The country has learned from what happened, he said. No matter what political party or belief a person has, we all share a love of country.The united America, as was evident especially in the months and years after the attacks, shows a forever changed country, he noted.“Be kind,” Gillian said. “It’s so easy to be nasty and mean. We just need to be kind.”Mayor Jay Gillian speaks of how 9/11 affected him.He spoke of how he traveled with his family to New York to visit the 9/11 museum. He could not put into words what he felt because the magnitude of the loss affected him.“To see how many people came out today. This is the unity we need,” he said.The program also included the Striking of the Four Fives, a fire service tradition noting the death of a firefighter in the line of duty.The audience was silent as Fire Chief James Smith walked up and performed the somber service of sounding the bell.Fire Chief James Smith performs the Striking of the Four Fives.The Ocean City Boy Scouts Troop 32 presented the colors and led the flag salute.And the National Anthem and God Bless the USA were performed by the St. Augustine Prep Men’s Chorus.The invocation was performed by Reverend John Jamieson and the benediction was done by Pastor Jay Reimer, CEO of the Tabernacle.Reimer put his arms around Police Chief Jay Prettyman and Fire Chief Smith in honor of their service and other emergency personnel and gave solemn words of remembrance of the lives lost in 9/11.God Bless America was performed by Julia Mary WilsonThis year the program included a video of the Laying of the Wreath with the music Amazing Grace accompanied by Atlantic City Fire Department Sandpipers at the Veterans Memorial Park across the street from the Tabernacle.Michael Hartman, director of special services and emcee for the event, called the memorial for the wreath a special place that people should visit.“Know it is there,” Hartman said of the memorial. “And it is a special place.”St. Augustine Prep Men’s Chorus performs at the direction of Matt Wolf. Ocean City Tabernacle Pastor Jay Reimer gives a heartfelt benediction with Police Chief Jay Prettyman at left and Fire Chief James Smith.last_img read more

Cuisinewine offers complete range of tipple inclusions for bakery goods

first_imgA range of cooking spirits and wines for use in bakery and food manufacturing are available from Cuisinewine.The line includes low-alcohol wines, full-strength cooking spirits and liqueurs, turned viscous with a natural stabiliser. The cooking spirits are made with traditional distilled spirits and come in one-litre PET bottles. They are available in Scotch whisky, French brandy, Caribbean dark rum, Calvados and Triple Sec. The liqueur range consists of amaretto, crème de cassis, crème de framboise and Poire Williams.The wines available are Tempranillo (red), Pardina (white), Port and Madeira. They come in a wipe-clean five-litre bag-in-box, with a non-drip tap and a handle; the Port and Madeira come in the same boxes but in three litres.All Cuisinewine cooking spirits and wines are classified as condiments, thereby avoiding excise duty and VAT.[]last_img read more

Press release: New local authorities will be created in Northamptonshire

first_img General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Media enquiries Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209,Office address and general enquiries If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale.,Social media – MHCLG Contact form https://forms.communit…center_img Twitter – – – 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF Email [email protected]last_img read more

PHOTOS: Devon Allman Project With Duane Betts In Boston

first_imgLoad remaining images Devon Allman, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and son of Gregg Allman, recently debuted a new project, The Devon Allman Project, and is currently on tour with the new band. Special guest Duane Betts, son of Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band, is on the road with The Devon Allman Project, ultimately joining forces for a familial adventure in continuing the legacies that their fathers started.Formerly touring with Royal Southern Brotherhood and Honeytribe, Devon’s newly assembled project is a six-piece ensemble featuring two percussionists, John Lum and R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow), bassist Justin Corgan, guitarist Jackson Stokes and Hammond B3 organist Nicholas David.The first portion of the set featured The Devon Allman Band performing originals from his various projects. For the second half of the show, Duane Betts emerged with his guitar to perform a string of Allman Brothers Band songs, including “Blue Sky”, “Melissa”, “Seven Turns”, “Midnight Rider”, and “One Way Out” to close the show.Watch Devon Allman Project and Duane Betters perform “Seven Turns” and “Blue Sky” below, courtesy of susea on YouTube. Check out the gallery below, courtesy of photographer Kevin Cole, and head to the band’s website for a list of upcoming dates.Setlist: Devon Allman Project | Wilbur | Boston, MA | 4/18/18Mahalo, Ten Million Slaves, Don’t Matter Anymore, Left My Heart in Memphis, I’ll Be Around, Turn off the World (Acoustic), Friend of the Devil (Acoustic), Live from the Heart, Lean on Me, Midnight Lake Michigan, Blue Sky*, Melissa*, Seven Turns*, Midnight Rider*, One Way Out**w/Duane BettsDevon Allman Project w/ Duane Betts | Wilbur | Boston, MA | 4/18/18 | Photos: Kevin Colecenter_img Photo: Kevin Colelast_img read more

Improv show examines gender issues, sexual violence

first_imgThe Gender Relations Center (GRC) will be hosting Catharsis Production’s “Are YOU Getting the Signal?: The Real-Life Funny Sort-of-Improv Show about Dating, Relationships, Consent and Other Important Stuff” today in the McKenna Hall Auditorium.The show is an interactive, semi-improvised program aimed at exploring myths about dating, gender role stereotypes and sexual assault, Christian Murphy, founder of Catharsis Productions and a 1992 Notre Dame alumnus, said.“The program contains some laugh-out-loud scenarios surrounding the awkwardness of dating and first impressions, but also provides an opportunity for candid dialogue around the issue of sexual violence. No one will argue that rape or sexual assault is okay, but many people inadvertently contribute to a culture that perpetuates some dangerous attitudes about the way we treat one another,” Murphy said. “… We talk about what consent really is and how each of us as community members can look out for one another.”The program is aimed at college students, but Catharsis Productions now presents it to military audiences as well, Murphy said. He said the show is designed to foster dialogue and self-examination in an open and inclusive space.“College audiences generate a great energy around the program and many really thirst for a venue to have open dialogue about these issues,” Murphy said. “Our presenters are experienced in trying to create a safe environment for this kind of interplay … With some of the comedic elements in certain parts of the show, college audiences have enthusiastically responded to the way in which we do this—the method behind the madness.”The GRC chose this program in order to teach students about consent and bystander intervention in an innovative and effective way, Christine Gebhardt, GRC director, said.“We want to raise awareness that bystanders can intervene in situations so folks who are unable to receive or give consent do not make decisions that may violate another,” Gebhardt said. “… [Catharsis Production’s] use of improv and real life scenarios provide a way to not only create awareness but to foster dialogue about the complex and difficult issues of sexual assault.”The event is a kick-off to Sexual Violence Awareness Month, Gebhardt said, which will include events such as bystander intervention training, a mass of healing and a panel on the resources available to those impacted by sexual violence.“These events are meant to raise awareness of how sexual violence can be prevented and how victims can be supported. It is important that we speak out against those who would hurt others in our community, but also educate ourselves on how we can prevent harm. Programs such as “Are YOU Getting the Signal?” teach us all how to do our part, and will hopefully launch a year long conversation about violence prevention and active bystander intervention,” Gebhardt said.Murphy said he hopes the program will lead the Notre Dame community to be more aware of the issues of sexual violence.“I loved my time [at Notre Dame] and things like single-sex dorms, parietals, the Catholic traditions — all of the funky, frustrating, beautiful experiences that make Notre Dame unique—certainly helped shape me,” Murphy said. “I am proud that Notre Dame is bringing this program back to campus. I hope it can spark dialogue and direction in how we as a Notre Dame community can better inform, support and protect each other from sexual violence.“We can all continue to explore the clunky, confounding elements of interpersonal relationships, but do so with an agreed upon understanding of respect and consent.”Tags: Comedy, Gender Relations Center, Improv, Sex Signals, sexual assault awareness, sexual assault preventionlast_img read more

Power outage affects DeBartolo Quad, Ryan Hall

first_imgEarly Sunday morning, 10 buildings centered around DeBartolo Quad, including one dorm, lost power for several hours due to “a fault in a circuit that supplies power to parts of the south side of the campus,” according to University spokesperson Dennis Brown.“The exact reason for the fault is still to be determined, but it does not appear to be related to previous outages,” Brown said. “The outage began at 12:03 a.m. and affected Stinson-Remick Hall, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Mendoza College of Business, DeBartolo Hall, Ryan Hall, Eck Visitors Center, Eck Hall of Law, McKenna Hall, the Hesburgh Center for International Studies and Legends.”The buildings regained power over the course of about seven hours, Brown said.“Power to a part of the circuit was restored at 1:42 a.m. to Ryan and Eck Visitors Center,” Brown said. “All but McKenna, DeBartolo Hall and the Hesburgh Center came on line between 3:30 and 4:10 a.m. Power was restored to those final three buildings at 8:18 a.m.”This is the second outage to affect campus within a week. Twelve buildings concentrated on the south side of South Quad lost power for about four hours Nov. 30.Earlier this year, more than 20 buildings also experienced a 10-minute power outage Sept. 3. The interior of a cooling cell in the Notre Dame Power Plant’s steam generation system partially collapsed Aug. 20, and a software failure caused a campus-wide blackout Feb. 27.Tags: power outagelast_img read more