Director, School of Human Environmental Sciences

first_imgThe successful candidate will serve as Director of the School ofHuman Environmental Sciences and will proactively lead efforts tobuild strong, multidisciplinary research programs in applied andbasic research in the areas of study within the School and relateddisciplines while providing exemplary leadership to innovativeteaching programs. The School Director is expected to lead byeffectively communicating with a wide range of people, cultivatinga climate of respect, fostering collaboration, creativity andinnovation while actively encouraging integration of the School’sresearch across teaching programs with ongoing extension effortsserving the College and University. Additionally, the Director will promote departmental interestsin state, regional, national, and international programs whilemaintaining relationships with the other disciplines in theUniversity System, state and federal agencies, and leaders acrossArkansas. Multi-disciplinary research programs of the School aredirected toward the development and transfer of credible, timely,and objective information, and address the needs of relevantindustries as well as the general public. The Director providesleadership in building a structure that enhances resources tosupport faculty development. Units within the School of Human Environmental Sciences arecomposed of the Apparel Merchandising and ProductDevelopment faculty who aspire to excellence in teachingthrough integrating leading industry techniques and technologies inthe program as applied in the apparel industry; the HumanNutrition and Dietetics faculty focus on human andculinary nutrition; the Hospitality Managementfaculty whose research centers around hospitality leadership,management, and events applications; the Food, Nutritionand Health faculty focus on nutrition for healthprofessionals, culinary nutrition, and nutrition communication; andHuman Development and Family Sciences faculty whowork on enhancing the quality of life for vulnerable people,children, families, and communities. The school has a growingfaculty and new facilities which include a $8 million childdevelopment study center, recently renovated apparel teaching andresearch laboratories, an updated commercial kitchen and food lab,and access to campus-based, commercial food innovations diningfacilities.center_img The University of Arkansas seeks to build world class,innovative programs while strengthening diversity by recruiting andretaining a diverse faculty and student body. Our aim is to buildcultural competency, and most importantly serve as a resource forfaculty, staff, and students within the school as we seek toenhance our land grant mission of teaching, research, service, andextension. Undergraduate enrollments have expanded significantly inrecent years, and renewed emphases are being placed on enhancingmulti-disciplinary research and graduate programs. We seek toestablish the School of Human Environmental Sciences as a worldclass center by engaging in professional service and cooperatingwith public agencies, as well as private industries.last_img read more

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SCC Student Receives Highly Sought After Scholarship from North Carolina Health Information Management Association

first_imgErin Cahill, a recent graduate of Southwestern Community College was honored with a highly sought-after scholarship through the North Carolina Health Information Management Association.Cahill found out about the prestigious scholarship through SCC’s Health Information Technology Coordinator Penny Wells and decided to go ahead and apply for it because of her extraordinary GPA of 4.0. She doubted she would receive the scholarship, due to the fact that students all across the state of North Carolina would be applying, but to her surprise, NCHIMA emailed her with the news that she was the recipient of the $500 scholarship.While the scholarship helped her financially, Cahill cites the scholarship as something that helped her personally as well.“The scholarship helped my confidence in my future, and career, and showed me that hard work really does pay off, and that you should always keep your eyes on the prize,” Cahill said.Cahill was honored as the recipient of this scholarship at a luncheon for NCHIMA in Raleigh on May 3. As for future plans, Erin Cahill plans to take the RHIT exam, which would qualify her as an officially registered health information technician. She wants to work as a medical coder in the near future.For more information about the Health Information Technology program, contact Penny Wells at 828.339.4362.last_img read more

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Public works programmes ‘have benefited 3.5m people’

first_img21 February 2014 South Africa’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) has been a success story which has benefited more than 3.5-million people since it was introduced in 2004, President Jacob Zuma said in Cape Town on Thursday. Replying to the debate on the State of the Nation address in Parliament, Zuma dismissed the criticism of some members of the opposition, who had said that the EPWP was not a solution to unemployment in South Africa. Zuma said the formal economy could not absorb all work seekers, adding: “The fact is this innovation has made a massive impact in the lives of the poor.” Working for Water and similar programes that set people working to tackle waste and fire hazards and support the country’s wetlands, together with the Environmental Youth Services Programme, had created about 750 000 work opportunities and more than 200 000 full-time equivalent jobs since 2009. More than half of the beneficiaries of these programmes were young people, Zuma said, noting that the majority of South Africa’s unemployed were reportedly between the ages of and 24 and 30. Meanwhile, Zuma said that social grants remained the most effective poverty alleviation tool in addressing the legacy of apartheid. More than 16-million people in South Africa are beneficiaries of social grants. For more than 22% of households in the country, social grants are the main source of income. “It must also be noted that the majority of beneficiaries of social grants, 11-million specifically, are vulnerable children,” Zuma said. “The rest of the beneficiaries are older persons receiving the old age pension, persons with disability, military veterans and other vulnerable persons.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Entrepreneurs bring British business back home

first_imgAnother successful International Trade Programme (ITP) trip – the most successful so far – concluded when 14 entrepreneurs returned to South Africa with business deals and partnerships lined up. (Image: The Lime Envelope) • Michelle Samraj PR & Events Assistant The Lime Envelope +27 11 467 8998 [email protected] • Entrepreneur builds internet empire • Entrepreneurship key for jobless youth • The DTI spotlights small tech businesses • Give youth a voice • Imbizo boost for entrepreneursMelissa Jane CookAnother successful International Trade Programme (ITP) trip – the most successful so far – concluded when 14 entrepreneurs returned to South Africa with business deals and partnerships lined up.It was the third ITP trip in two years, on which 14 South African entrepreneurs representing 12 businesses visited the United Kingdom. They touched down at OR Tambo International Airport last week, bringing business back home.The ITP aims to stimulate trade between South African entrepreneurs and British partners, fast tracking the growth of local entrepreneurial businesses. It is held that entrepreneurship is key to economic growth and job creation in South Africa. Hundreds of entrepreneurs from across the country applied for inclusion on the ITP. The candidates were chosen during a rigorous selection and training process at the end of 2013.Medo, which connects large companies with an annual turnover of more than R35-million with emerging and smaller enterprises, is the group behind the programme. It is sponsored by British Telecom Global Services (BT). This latest tour yielded the best success rate ever. Success is based on actual agreements concluded. Bjarke Gotfredsen, the joint chief executive and co-founder of Medo, says: “Our first tour had a success rate of 20%, our second 50% and this one I would say anywhere between 70% to 80%.”The success is due to a number of factors. “The entrepreneurs are more prepared for the tour every year and as tour facilitators we have also learned where to go and we have built up better connections. For example, where we stayed this time was better for the entrepreneurs in terms of getting around as it did not take as much time as previously experienced.”University learning and presentationsHe also says their partners in the United Kingdom are better prepared. “Our UK partners put in a big effort and they have been building on the momentum from the first tour. Coventry University was extremely insightful, for example, hosting 10 lecturers presenting not just on technology, but also on entrepreneurship. Each entrepreneur also gave a short presentation on their business and ideas, and connections were then brainstormed with the experts at Coventry University.“This was also the first time that BT sent two representatives on the tour and it was very helpful to have them along,” Gotfredsen adds.Rodney Heubner, the contract manager for sub-Saharan Africa at BT Global Services, was one of those representatives. “The success of the tour for me was on the faces of the entrepreneurs when they had a meeting and secured a deal or contract,” he says. “I was impressed with all of them as they did their homework before we went over.”A tour such as this one, he says, opens their minds to the opportunities and possibilities out there. “The focus on this tour was the ICT sector. We want to grow that sector by investing in it through initiatives such as the Medo ITP and, in doing so, bring these entrepreneurial businesses into our supply chain.”The businesses and their dealsHenk Koekemoer, who owns CashCow in Cape Town, an accountancy board game and kit, was one of the entrepreneurs on the programme. He received an endorsement from the International Association of Bookkeepers for CashCow. In addition, Serious Gaming Institute will develop CashCow into a digital format. “This means CashCow will become available worldwide – on smart phones and tablets.” Koekemoer also had discussions with Price Waterhouse Coopers in the UK about how the financial services firm could use his product to assist in the basic learning of accounting throughout the world.Itumeleng Legodi of Systemwox ICT in Centurion was another entrepreneur on the tour. The company provides ICT business solutions to companies so they can operate more efficiently. These solutions include bulk texting and crowd sourcing. “We have secured an agreement in principle with Capium to distribute their products in Southern Africa. I am overwhelmed and pleased with the deal. I think it would have taken me much longer to yield such a result if I had to do it on my own, instead of through the Medo ITP,” Legodi says.Also on the programme were two representatives from AC Electromech in Middleburg. Josias Motsoeneng, the chief executive director of marketing and projects, and Hendrik van Rooyen, the chief executive director of risk management, were very pleased with the tour. “We secured an exclusive licence agreement to sell and distribute Hansford products throughout Africa,” they say.AC Electromech provides predictive and preventive machine health monitoring technology to the mining, manufacturing and agricultural sectors. Hansford products, together with the software AC Electromech is developing, will mean machine health monitoring in real time. “Maintenance costs in the mining industry are very high. Technicians have to travel to the mines to scan the machines and then come back to the office with the data. With new software we can offer online live data, meaning analysis of machines can be done in a couple of hours. The client can also access the data 24/7.”They are also in talks with BT, which will lead to its entry into the oil and gas sector. This should be finalised at the end of this month.Good progressBoth businessmen were happy with how the tour went and their progress. “A tour such as this also allows us to see what other entrepreneurs in other countries are doing, and how their governments and institutes are assisting them. Medo and BT have given us the opportunity to engage in conversation at the top, instead of us fighting [from] the bottom to be heard to get to the top,” says Motsoeneng.Van Rooyen adds: “I think the Department of Trade and Industry is moving in the right direction in South Africa. What we need is funding and research. A university should start a course for entrepreneurs to expose them to the institution and give them access to research.”Fundi in Cape Town provides academic and training institutions with a delivery mechanism for their digital material. The company’s Kennedy Kitheka said the tour gave entrepreneurs the opportunity to see what they were capable of and to realise they were not that far behind in terms of technology. “Even if you do not seal a deal, you learn a great deal,” he explains.His company was successful in securing the rights to digitise Limra’s content through its delivery mechanism. The pilot will run in the next month or two. But Medo does not only help to secure supplier relationships and expand trade within and outside South Africa; the company’s knowledge and experience in enterprise development also allows it to help corporate clients with their enterprise development strategies and broad-based black economic empowerment point accrual.last_img read more

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Google bars AdSense publishers from using pop-under ads

first_img HomeDigital MarketingGoogle bars AdSense publishers from using pop-under ads Google bars AdSense publishers from using pop-under adsYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Posted on 12th July 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Google is shoring up its AdSense policies regarding pop-under and pop-up ads.On Tuesday, the company said it has clarified the policies around their use, explaining, “We do not believe these ads provide a good user experience, and therefore are not suitable for Google ads.”The basics of the updated policies:Google ads may not be loaded as pop-ups or pop-unders.Sites using pop-unders may not carry Google ads on any pagesThe gist of the change is that publishers using pop-unders will not be able to monetize their sites with AdSense.Additionally, AdSense publishers can’t use more than three pop-ups on their sites.From our sponsors: Google bars AdSense publishers from using pop-under adslast_img read more

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Optometrist Sees More Clearly with a Hardware Refresh

first_imgPaperless EfficienciesIn 2011, Dr. Testa went paper-free. Today her staff of eight employees uses Intel-powered desktop PCs for electronic medical records (EMR), scheduling and inventory, ordering glasses and lenses online, billing, and reporting.“If you want to know anything about a patient, you just pull up the information and go,” says Dr. Testa. In an industry notorious for mountains of paper records, Testa’s practice demonstrates the many ways going paperless can improve the patient experience.Other solutions that have helped to reduce paper use include an automated calling service to remind patients of appointments or orders that have come in, as well as a service that lets the doctor send prescriptions electronically to the patient’s pharmacy. These solutions have helped support a completely paper-free environment.In addition the doctor brings her Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with an Intel Core i5 processor into exam rooms, where she uses the voice-recognition software to dictate and transcribe exam notes into Filopto and the patient’s EMR.Growing a Modern BusinessAs a small business owner, Dr. Testa knows her time is best spent working with her patients and expanding her practice — not doing data entry. The technology upgrades delivered an increase from 2,100 office exams a year in 2012 to 3,100 exams in 2015. “It saves time at the front desk, too,” she says, “because they don’t have to pull and re-file charts. We are so busy now. If I hadn’t gone paper-free, I would either have stacks of paper everywhere or I would have had to hire someone part time just to do the filing, which is really nonproductive time.”And if there’s one thing a growing optometry practice can’t handle, it’s wasted time.Read the full case study here, and visit Intel’s Small Business hub for more small business technology resources. Dr. Lisa Testa’s vision was clear, and not just because she’s an optometrist. Faced with an old system and aging hardware, the Akron, Ohio doctor knew she needed to adopt new technology in order to accept more patients, expand to a new location, and grow her business.To handle recent growth and get ready for more, Testa upgraded to new software backed by Intel processors to help her manage inventory and patient records. And grow she did. Her business experienced a 47 percent increase in the number of exams within two years — without adding office hours or staff.Testa’s technology upgrades resulted in improved patient care, paperless efficiency and inventory control, and a growing client base.Improving Patient CareDr. Testa started by researching hardware options, and then in consultation with her trusted channel partner, ACCRA, decided on a few upgrades:A new server powered by the Intel Xeon Processor E5 familyMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 with an Intel Core i5 processorACCRA Med’s Filopto Practice Management Software“We have the technology in our office for one reason: If I can catch a vision issue early, I can fix it. These technologies let us take better care of our patients and become more proactive, not reactive, in their care,” says Dr. Testa.last_img read more

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a month ago​Aston Villa midfielder McGinn laments West Ham draw

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Aston Villa midfielder McGinn laments West Ham drawby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa star John McGinn wants his team to be more clinical in the future.The Villains were unable to get all three points in a 0-0 draw against West Ham United on Monday night.They had chances to take the game by the scruff of the neck, but had to settle for a point.And McGinn knows they must do better in such games in the future.He said to the club’s official website: “The feeling is disappointment. You’ve got to take three points against 11 men at home, let alone 10. “We got frustrated when they lost a man. They dropped deep and we gave the ball away a lot. “We didn’t create enough chances with the extra man. It’s one that got away, definitely.” last_img read more

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Jim Harbaugh Says There Is A “Prejudice” Against Football

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh has become the most-polarizing football coach in America. The Michigan head coach is, of course, beloved by his fan base (and enjoyed by those who cover the sport) but there’s certainly a big part of the population (including many of his colleagues) that dislikes him. Much of that dislike surely stems from his recruiting antics, whether it’s his use of satellite camps or his sleepovers at recruits’ homes. A great day for us and the kids of Baltimore! pic.twitter.com/5zE5eA4xZQ— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) June 6, 2016At a satellite camp in Baltimore today, Harbaugh was asked if he thinks there are inequities between football and other sports when it comes to the recruiting of young athletes. Harbaugh thinks there are, saying there is a “prejudice” against football. Rod Beard of The Detroit News has the full quote.   #Michigan Jim Harbaugh on inequities between football and other sports: pic.twitter.com/WuoG2jIydw— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) June 6, 2016A better question might be: is Harbaugh truly doing this for the betterment of student-athletes or the betterment of his football program? Or can it be both?last_img read more

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St Jude Childrens Research Hospital Celebrates 25 Years Of Country Music Industry

first_imgMore than 1,000 country music industry leaders gathered in Memphis Jan. 16-19 to kick off the 25th anniversary of the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids program to support the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Kellie Pickler poses with St. Jude patient Parker during the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Seminar. The seminar event, one of the largest country music industry gatherings in the nation, provided St. Jude patients the opportunity to interact with some of their favorite country music artists and celebrates radio partners who together have raised national awareness and more than $500 million to help St. Jude fight childhood cancer and other deadly diseases over the past quarter century.Country artist and Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale and St. Jude patient Tyler played board games during the Country Cares Seminar. During the weekend, which provides tips and tools to country music radio stations from around the country to help raise awareness of St. Jude among their listeners, attendees also got to experience the miracle of St. Jude through inspirational stories from patient families, doctors and researchers. Additionally, participants enjoyed special musical and seminar appearances by country artists, including Brantley Gilbert, Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins, Scotty McCreery and Rascal Flatts.Country Music artist Sara Evans brightened the day of St. Jude patient Chance. The Country Cares for St. Jude Kids program began in 1989, after Randy Owen, lead singer of the music group Alabama, met St. Jude founder Danny Thomas. Owen asked his fellow country music artists, radio stations and loyal country music listeners to help support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. Since its inception, Country Cares has become one of the most successful radio fundraising events in the nation.“It’s inspiring to think about the major impact the country music industry has had on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and I am so grateful to all of the men and women in country radio and fellow artists and friends in the country music industry who lend their support for this organization that I hold so dearly,” said Owen. “The turnout for this event is further evidence of the country music industry’s continued commitment and support of the research, treatments and cures provided by this amazing place that has saved the lives of countless children from around the world.”Tennessee native Jessica, who when she was a child was among those who shared their St. Jude stories with radiothon listeners, made a very personal presentation during this year’s anniversary seminar — through treatment at St. Jude in the late 1990s Jessica made a full recovery and today works as a fundraiser for St. Jude. She is one of countless patients that support by the country music industry has helped.“St. Jude is incredibly thankful to Randy Owen, the country music industry, its fans and its listeners for embracing our lifesaving mission over the past 25 years,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Through the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids program, the country music industry has raised more money for St. Jude than any other fundraising campaign in the hospital’s history and is playing a significant role in helping some of the world’s sickest children.”Outside the Country Cares program, the industry supports St. Jude in a variety of ways, including hospital visits from chart-topping artists such as the Zac Brown Band and Sheryl Crow and the annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon in Nashville. There also is the No Shave November campaign, which began as a light-hearted wager among co-workers at Warner Music Nashville but that has grown into an annual event engaging Music Row, country radio and others, recently raising more than $215,000 for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; as well as the Darius Rucker and Friends Concert, St. Jude Presents John Rich and Friends and more.To learn more about Country Cares for St. Jude Kids visit www.countrycares.org.Source:Multivu.comlast_img read more

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Leaders of NDP United Conservatives rally troops in key Calgary battleground

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – It was back to the future at a United Conservative campaign rally in Calgary where leader Jason Kenney stirred up the crowd by talking about the old national energy program.Kenney reminded supporters last night that the NEP brought in by former prime minister Pierre Trudeau in 1980 ravaged Alberta’s energy industry and economy.And he says the policies of Alberta’s NDP government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have been doing the same thing. Kenney says Premier Rachel Notley has sold Alberta out to the federal Liberals and it is time for a bright new day under his leadership.Notley was also in the key election battleground city, firing up her supporters at her own rally by promising to protect education and health care and promoting her plan to diversify the economy.Notley says there is no place for right-wing extremism, racism or hate in Alberta, especially in the legislature.She says she doesn’t believe Kenney is racist but says his party has a problem with racism.last_img read more

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