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Visby Programme Scholarships for Master’s Level Studies

first_img Eiffel Excellence Scholarship at University of Bordeaux → +1 MOBILITY FIRST – ASEF CULTURAL MOBILITY INITIATIVE 2021 Share 0 Pocket Reddit Visby Programme Scholarships for Master’s Level Studies Tweet ← Fully Funded Postgraduate Scholarships in UK Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 November 15, 2017 Published by sanja Call for Applications: ANT Mobility Fund 2019 Deadline: 09 February 2018Open to: candidates from  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, UkraineScholarship: around EUR 910 montly grant for living expenses; insurance; tuition fee cover; travel grant of around EUR 506DescriptionThe Swedish Institute (SI) Visby Programme is a scholarship programme for a student, research and expert mobility in both directions between Sweden and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.The Visby Programme aims at building capacity in young professionals who have the ambition to play an active role in society and to contribute to a positive development in their home countries and region.The programme focuses on the individual mobility of young, academic talents to promote professional collaboration and lasting relations between Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine. The goal is to build an integrated, knowledge-based and research-intense region where environmental and social sustainability, innovation and responsibility in management are key factors in achieving sustainable economic growth and regional development.EligibilityThe programme is open to candidates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine. A scholarship cannot be granted for a student who:have already lived in Sweden for two years or more previous to the scholarship period;have a Swedish or EU/EES citizenship*, permanent residence permit or a work permit in Sweden;have previously been awarded a Swedish Institute scholarship for master’s level studies or research at a Swedish university/university college. Former participants of the SI Summer Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP), and students who have attended SI summer courses in the Swedish language, or the Swedish Institute Summer University (SISU) may still apply;have already been awarded three or more scholarships/grants from SI;already hold a degree from a Swedish university/university college;are currently enrolled in a study programme at a Swedish university/university college.*Exception. Students with dual citizenships may still apply for a Visby scholarship but must apply with their eligible citizenship both to the Swedish Institute and University Admissions.Scholarshiparound EUR 910 monthly grant for living expenses;Insurance;Tuition fee cover;Travel grant of EUR 506;Membership in the SI Network for Future Global Leaders (NFGL).How to apply?In order to apply, please fill the application.For more information, please visit the official web page. The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Funding for Artistic and Cultural Cooperationlast_img read more

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WeQ acquires Booster Studios

first_imgWeQ acquires Booster StudiosMobile ad firm rebrands developer to WeQ Studios, will offer publishing and player acquisition servicesBrendan SinclairManaging EditorTuesday 28th May 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareWeQ today announced the acquisition of Booster Studios, which it has renamed WeQ Studios.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Booster’s first release, Tower Raise: Building & Craft Games launched on Android in December and is no longer available. Its two subsequent titles, Helix Madness: Labyrinth Tower Games and Tower Raise: Rise Up Building Games, both debuted in April. After the WeQ acquisition, it launched Cube Flip: Color Dash Jumping Arcade Game in May.According to App Annie, the company’s games are most popular in South America, with Tower Raise: Rise Up Building Games and Helix Madness having reached the top 500 arcade game rankings in nine South American countries. Helix Madness has not charted elsewhere, while Tower Raise: Rise Up Building Games has also reached the top 500 arcade game ranking in Cambodia and Nepal, narrowly missing that mark in Iraq. Cube Flip has only reached the top 500 in Colombia, where it is currently 117th on the arcade game rankings.WeQ has said the studio will continue to create its own hyper-casual games, as well as offer its publisher and player acquisition services to other developers.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 10 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 13 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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As DeFusco-Bhalla feud wages on, Hoboken council halts ethics complaint attorney…

first_img Bayonne FBW says Prime Cycle’s new location violates state guidelines for Hoboken waterfront HobokenPolitics & Policy Community Previous articleNew York-based medical marijuana business pleads case to come to HobokenNext articleProsecutor: North Bergen man caught with over 20 ounces of crystal meth valued at $59k John Heinis Community Facebook Twitter TAGSethics complainthoboken city councillocal finance boardmike defuscoravi bhalla SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Punctuating the latest chapter in the longstanding feud between Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla and 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco, the city council halted a contract for a law firm representing Bhalla in a lingering ethics complaint that dates back to 2010. By John Heinis/Hudson County View“When it comes to getting our job done, we need to address the fact that our mayor, after the election, was issued a violation by the state Local Finance Board. And that violation was issued because back in 2010, he had sat on this dais and voted on a contract of a business partner,” DeFusco began late into last night’s meeting.“Now, rewind to that time, there’s a couple facts that were not acknowledged by then-Councilman Bhalla and they’re all summarized here in this resolution: the fact is, he did not, when asking corporation counsel at the time, disclose the fact that he shared a lease and acknowledged that there was no conflict of interest.”The resolution, sponsored by DeFusco and seconded by Council President Ruben Ramos, called for the termination of the law contract with the Buzak Law Group, who has been been paid over $10,000 to represent Bhalla in the aforementioned complaint.The council approved the measure by a vote of 7-2, with Council-at-Large members James Doyle and Emily Jabbour voting no, after a closed session discussion took place after Corporation Counsel Brian Aloia called voting to terminate the contract “questionable at best.”As Hudson County View first reported in January, Bhalla was issued a violation by the NJ Local Finance Board for voting on continuing a city legal contract with Paul Condon, Esq., who Bhalla shared an office space with, all the way back in February 2010.At the time, a spokesman for Bhalla called the ruling a “nakedly political decision by the Christie administration” (the decision came down on November 13th, 2017).LFB Chair Timothy Cunningham wrote in the decision that the shared lease “might reasonably be expected to impair his objectivity or independence of judgement.”City spokesman Santiago Melli-Huber pointed out that the case, filed by longstanding political gadfly Perry Belifiore, had previously been dismissed twice, more than justifying an appeal of the LFB’s November decision.“A press release put out by a campaign spokesperson does not change the fact that the meritless ethics complaint in question was adjudicated twice and thrown out, with Judge Geraghty, in his decision, calling the filer of the complaint a ‘bigoted, malicious crackpot with a personal grudge against Bhalla,’” he said in an email“This act of political grandstanding sets a bad precedent, as elected officials should have the ability to do their jobs without fear of frivolous lawsuits.”Bhalla, in a statement, added he is proud of the administration he’s led, which has kept taxes stable, reopened the office of constituent affairs, expanded paid parental leave for city employees – among other things.Earlier on in the meeting, Hoboken resident Mike Donnelly approached the podium and took aim at several council critics of Bhalla, particularly honing in on DeFusco, filing an ethics complaint alleging he violated city pay-to-play laws.Donnelly also accused him of lying during his appearance on Hudson County Review Live last week, since he said he was yet to receive any notice regarding any alleged pay-to-play violations.DeFusco responded to Donnelly after the public portion concluded.“You can throw whatever you like at me, sir, but when I say I’m not aware of the charges: I’m aware of the political talking points to which you eschew,” the councilman began.“But to this day, I have not received, according to the ordinance that you so elegantly flaunt, I have not received any notice – eight months after an election – from the authority responsible, which is the city clerk, alerting me to any improprieties.” By John Heinis – August 2, 2018 2:43 pm 0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Jersey City high school teacher suspended after rant calling George Floyd ‘a f***ing criminal’ CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network As DeFusco-Bhalla feud wages on, Hoboken council halts ethics complaint attorney contractlast_img read more

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COUNSELOR, PUENTE (Title V: HSI Funded Grant)

first_imgRequired Qualifications:EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE1. Master’s in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, ClinicalPsychology, Counseling Psychology, Guidance Counseling, EducationalCounseling, Social Work, Career Development, Marriage and FamilyTherapy or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling,(NOTE: A bachelor’s degree in one of the listed degrees and alicense as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) is an alternativequalification for this discipline).OR*The Equivalent District’s Diversity RequirementsDemonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of thediverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexualorientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groupshistorically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienceddiscrimination.Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the majorduties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed inthe District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalenttransferable skills to do so.Salary Range:$82,366 to $113,065 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic SalarySchedule 2019-2020); Maximum Salary Potential $146,699. Note:Actual Salary placement is based on candidate’s verified educationand experience.Benefits:Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical,dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurancefor employee and eligible dependents, and income protection.Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, FlexibleSpending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts.Faculty also receive paid sick leave. COUNSELOR, PUENTE (Title V: HSI Funded Grant)San Jose/Evergreen Community College District Close/First Review Date: 04/11/2021Campus Location: San Jose City CollegePosition Description:POSITION SUMMARYThis faculty position is a full-time 100% FTE (11 months, July -May), grant funded, non-tenured, categorical position within afederally-funded program under the Title V: Hispanic-Serving asCounselor of Puente and HSI Initiatives in the Division ofCounseling and Matriculation located at San Jose City College. 50percent of funding will be through Puente and 50 Percent will bethrough HSI grant funds.The grant period is from 10/01/2020 to 9/30/2025. Continuation iscontingent upon annual funding.This position is housed in the METAS Office and reports to the Deanof Counseling with liaison responsibilities to the Title V: HSIGrant which aims to support Latinx students in their educationaltrajectories. The successful candidate will use a combination oftutoring, mentoring, research skills instruction, transfer advisingand, perhaps most important, participation in undergraduateresearch experiences to encourage self-efficacy, skill developmentand motivation to complete their bachelor degrees on-time and withhighly honed set of analytical and writing skills.The HSI grant is one of several components of the Metas Program,which coordinates instructional and student support services incollaboration with other programs and departments across campus toincrease retention, successful course completion, and persistencetowards completion of a certificate, associate degrees, or transferrequirements with a range of services that include: Summer Bridge,First Year Experience, Supplemental Instruction, Peer-Led TeamLearning, Parent College, and other programs that pertains tostudent success.Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities. Someworkdays may be assigned outside the eleven-month academiccalendar.This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federationof Teachers, AFT 6157.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subjectmatter clearly and effectively.2. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs anddifferent learning styles.3. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, includingbut not limited to activities such as: participation inprofessional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership inprofessional organizations, research projects, publishing academicwork, participation in statewide committees or organizations,etc.4. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff ofdiverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds,sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect fordifferences and the dignity of others.5. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course andcurriculum development and review, student learning outcomes andassessment, program review, committees, research and specialprojects as needed in the discipline/department or district.6. Attend and participate in department, division and collegemeetings and keep posted office hours.7. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census,reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.8. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required byCalifornia Education Code and Board policy.9. Foster a professional work and learning environment.10. Perform other duties as required by the Collective BargainingAgreement.11. Provide academic, vocational, career and personal guidance andcounseling for prospective, new and continuing student who are partof Puente and those under the HSI Grant.12. Recruit Puente mentors and match mentors to students.13. Act as liaison counselor to one or more academic disciplines,Counseling Department, and the Metas Program.14. Participate in program planning, regular meetings withinstructional faculty and staff, and program evaluation ofactivities.15. Assist in the planning and implementation of summerbridge.16. Assist with development, planning, and implementation ofUndergraduate Research Program.17. Contribute to planning, organizing, coordinating andimplementing transfer activities such as Transfer Day, visits fromuniversity representatives, workshops associated with theuniversity admissions process, visits/field trips to four-yearinstitutions and/or other events associated with transferprocess.18. Support student with Concurrent Enrollment and CrossRegistration at four-year universities.19. Collaborate with instructional faculty across disciplines indesigning curriculum and support activities to increase retentionand success among transfer students and students participating inHSI led initiatives.20. Participate in outreach functions that may include serving as aliaison with high schools, mentors, community-based organizationsand four-year colleges/universities. To be considered for this position please visit our web site andapply on line at the following link: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com/ jeid-fc80e7132dbace4684bd4e0419d9d818 Desired Qualifications:1. Experience in counseling students in PUENTE.2. Experience in working under the parameters of an HSIgrant.3. A background in working with students in STEM.4. Experience in dealing with students facing probation and ordismissal.5. Bilingual abilities, desirable. About San Jose/Evergreen Community College DistrictThe District is represented by dedicated and talented employees whoare passionate about providing our student population with the besteducational experience possible. The District recognizes thatcultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academicexcellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding;provides positive roles models for all students, and creates aninclusive and supportive educational and work environment for itsemployees, students, and the community it serves.As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 persemester, and an extremely diverse student population(Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/PacificIslander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% – AA Degree andTransfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasison student success makes it a recognized educational leader in theState.The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve ascolleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisorsand confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13%Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23%White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from allqualified, outstanding applicants.last_img read more

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Kiril Lazarov is the new best EHF CL Final4 scorer in the history!

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe Macedonian right back Kiril Lazarov is the new TOP scorer in the history of the VELUX EHF Champions League event!The 38-years old lefthander netted more than 56 goals in his sixth appearance at Lanxess Arena, which was the previous record of Filip Jicha and Momir Ilic.Lazarov began tournament with 51 goal. “THE BIGGEST IN HISTORY”: Kiril Lazarov is new head-coach of North Macedonia! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. THE LEGEND! Kiril Lazarov scores 500 goals at World and European championships! Related Items:Kiril Lazarov Click to comment Recommended for you BLOG: Enjoy and play for Lazarov ShareTweetShareShareEmaillast_img read more

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VIDEO: Cairo’s welcome party for golden generation 2000

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsWorld champions in generation 2000 coming from Egypt. The young “Pharaons” made a fantastic result at tournament which has been played in Skopje, North Macedonia, in the last two weeks.Egyptians beat Germany in the final match to ensure the first ever gold medal in Youth category for some non-European country.Take a look on video from Cairo’s airport in the moment of landing of Egyptian handball team. Pingback: Egyptens U19-herrer modtaget som konger i Kairo – www.hbold.dk ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 Comment Young Pharaons at the Top of the World! Egypt beat Bahrain twice Egypt put North Macedonia 19 goals behind 1 Comment Related Items:Egypt handballlast_img read more

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EU freezes Assad assets

first_imgThe European Union’s foreign ministers decided at a meeting in Brussels today (23 May) to impose sanctions against Bashar Assad, Syria’s president, following his regime’s violent crackdown against opposition supporters.Assad’s assets in the EU have been frozen and he will no longer be able to travel to any EU member state.The EU condemned the violence “in the strongest terms” and called for an international inquiry, as well as the release of political prisoners. Suspension of assistanceThe ministers stopped short of calling for Assad’s resignation but urged him to agree a “timetable” for “meaningful democratic reforms”. They suspended all assistance under EU programmes and called on the European Investment Bank to suspend any new lending. A first round of sanctions, imposed on 9 May, omitted Assad in a bid to encourage reform. Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s foreign minister, said today that the EU had built a “bridge” to Assad by exempting him from sanctions but that the president had not crossed that bridge. The crackdown, which began in mid-March, has claimed hundreds of lives.last_img read more

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New North American Rescue Plan for Endangered Porpoise

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOfficials from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico have pledged to support a plan to save an endangered porpoise found in one area of Mexico but considered of concern to the entire continent. The vaquita marina species found in the upper Gulf of California is considered to be “critically endangered”. We are sorry. The content item you requested needs to be replaced since the sydicator has abruptly ended this news service. The Good News Network is committed to finding another version of this news story elsewhere and adding the replacement link by mid-January, 2009. Please check back!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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New Drug Could Offer First Treatment For Irreversible Huntington’s Disease

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA groundbreaking new drug is offering hope for Huntington’s disease: an inherited neurodegenerative disease that currently has no cure.While the average person’s DNA produces healthy huntingtin proteins that nourish brain development, Huntington’s disease is caused by a faulty gene that makes toxic proteins instead. These deadly proteins then poison the nervous system and cause loss of motor control, memory, and speech.While there are therapies that exist to help Huntington’s patient cope with the degenerative symptoms, patients typically die about 10 years after diagnosis.RELATED: Scientists Activate Stem Cells to Make Hair GrowIn a new study released by the University College London, however, 46 patients with Huntington’s Disease were enrolled in the first human trial for an experimental drug called IONIS-HTTRx.The drug, which was administered through the patients’ spinal fluid, was not only shown to be safe and well-tolerated, but it also successfully lowered the level of harmful huntingtin protein in the brain’s nervous system.Professor Tabrizi, Director of the UCL Huntington’s Disease Centre said: “The results of this trial are of ground-breaking importance for Huntington’s disease patients and families. For the first time, a drug has lowered the level of the toxic disease-causing protein in the nervous system, and the drug was safe and well-tolerated.MORE: Two Breakthrough Drugs to Treat Migraines May Soon Hit the Market“The key now is to move quickly to a larger trial to test whether the drug slows disease progression,” she added.Moving forward, the research team will conduct further testing on how drastically the drug can alter the progression of the disease. While they are not yet calling this drug a cure, they say that it is the most groundbreaking development in the disease’s treatment in over 50 years.Patients who have already received the drug will be able to continue taking it as a treatment for their disease in the coming years.Click To Share The Exciting Breakthrough With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Desi Oakley, Bryan Fenkart & More Will Star in the Waitress Tour

first_imgDesi Oakley & Bryan Fenkart Desi Oakley View Comments She’ll be pouring you a cup and saying, “Hello, how ya been?” Desi Oakley (Les Misérables, Evita) will star as Jenna in the national tour of Waitress. The touring production of the hit Broadway musical will launch at the Connor Palace—Playhouse Square in Cleveland on October 17, before making stops—and serving up pies—in cities all across the country.In addition to Oakley, the cast of the Waitress tour will feature Bryan Fenkart as Dr. Pomatter, Lenne Klingaman as Dawn, Nick Bailey as Earl and Ryan G. Dunkin as Cal. They’ll be joined by current Broadway cast members Charity Angél Dawson as Becky, Larry Marshall as Old Joe and Jeremy Morse as Ogie.The ensemble includes Skyler Adams, Law Terrell Dunford, Patrick Dunn, Jim Hogan, David Hughey, Arica Jackson, Kyra Kennedy, Emily Koch, Maiesha McQueen, Gerianne Perez and Grace Stockdale.Directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus and featuring a score by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, the musical is based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly, and follows Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. The musical’s score includes such popular songs as “Opening Up,” “What Baking Can Do,” “You Matter to Me” and “She Used to Be Mine.”Waitress made history as the first Broadway musical to feature an all-female creative team; in addition to Bareilles and Paulus, on board are book writer Jessie Nelson and choreographer Lorin Latarro. The Broadway production was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.To find out when Waitress is headed to your city, click here. Star Fileslast_img read more

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UVM Medical Center opens genome lab

first_imgThe University of Vermont Medical Center,Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont Medical Center has opened a Genomic Medicine laboratory to expand its use of advanced genetic testing that doctors can use to develop treatments tailored to individual patients. By pinpointing genetic variations related to a patient’s disease or disease risk, genomic testing leads to a more accurate diagnosis which may allow providers to choose a therapy targeted at the underlying cause of a specific patient’s illness.  Since early 2016, patients of the UVM Health Network with solid cancers – such as lung, colon and melanoma – have benefitted from genomic testing, which is only available at a limited number of academic medical centers in the U.S.  The new lab will allow testing of blood cancers, cardiovascular disease and neurological conditions, among other illnesses. Highlights:Genomic testing allows for “personalized medicine”.  Testing will expand from cancer to other conditions.Availability of genomic testing is limited nationally.“What was once thought of as lung cancer is now known to be many types of a disease that reacts differently to varying treatments,” said Debra Leonard, MD, PhD, chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the UVM Health Network and Robert Larner, MD College of Medicine. “With the precision treatments made possible by genome sequencing, some of our patients have had their tumors decrease in size.”“Genomic medicine provides the fundamental medical information we need to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment, which is critically important as we move to a health care model that emphasizes keeping people healthy,” said John Brumsted, MD, president and CEO of the UVM Health Network and CEO of the UVM Medical Center.  “This is a great advance for the UVM Health Network and the patients and families we serve.”“I want to congratulate Dr. Leonard and her team for successfully pursuing the goal of offering our patients leading-edge genomic testing,” said Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN, president and chief operating officer of the UVM Medical Center.  “It’s this kind of dedication to improving patient care that has made us one of the top academic medical centers in the nation.”“In addition to its expected benefits for patients, the establishment of this laboratory also provides an unparalleled opportunity for health care services research, including whether accessing genomic information leads to better outcomes for patients and more cost-effective care,” said Frederick Morin, MD, dean of the Larner College of Medicine. “The way we are bringing genome sequencing into clinical medicine should make UVM a model system for others to emulate.””Our sincerest thanks to everyone at the UVM Medical Center and UVM Medical Group who supported our vision to take this exciting step in the development of our Genomic Medicine program,” said Nikoletta Sidiropoulos, MD, the program’s medical director.  “Personalized therapy and prevention informed by genomics will become a significant part of medical care in the coming years, and we are determined that our patients will fully benefit from the promise of Genomic Medicine,” she added. The 5,000 square foot facility consolidates UVM Medical Center’s genomic testing into one clinical laboratory space specifically designed for this purpose.  The different steps of genomic testing will be performed across three separate specially designed rooms to meet regulatory requirements.About the University of Vermont Medical CenterThe University of Vermont Medical Center (link is external) is a 447 bed tertiary care regional referral center providing advanced care to approximately 1 million residents in Vermont and northern New York.  Together with our partners at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, we are Vermont’s academic medical center. The University of Vermont Medical Center also serves as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. The University of Vermont Medical Center is a member of The University of Vermont Health Network(link is external), a five-hospital system established to deliver high quality academic medicine to every community we serve.Source: UVMMC. 1.27.2017. For more information on Genomic Medicine at the UVM Medical Center, visit the website(link is external).For more information visit www.UVMHealth.org/MedCenter(link is external) or visit our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.UVMHealth.org/MedCenterSocialMedia(link is external)last_img read more

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UVM ranked #4 on Princeton Review’s list of top Green Colleges

first_imgUniversity of Vermont,UVM Sophomore environmental studies major Alysa Kelly, one of 20 EcoReps at the university, helps manage a Weigh the Waste event at a UVM dining hall. The idea? “We want students to realize that, even though they’re putting food in the compost bin, it’s still waste,” says fellow student EcoRep Lucy McGrew. (Photo: Brian Jenkins)Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont is ranked #4 in Princeton Review’s recently released Guide to 375 Green Colleges, 2017. The guide highlights the top colleges and universities among 2,000 schools the Princeton Review considered. UVM ranked first this year among institutions with larger populations. Five of the top ten colleges have 10,000 or more students.“UVM’s commitment to the environment, both in academics and in our sustainable practices, is a core part of the university’s identity and a key element of our appeal for current and prospective students,” said UVM president Tom Sullivan. “We’re pleased and proud that the Princeton Review has recognized UVM’s commitment by ranking us near the top of an elite list of the greenest schools in the country.”According to the more than 10,000 high school students and their parents who participated in the Princeton Review’s 2017 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 64 percent said that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the college.The Princeton Review ranks schools based on its “Green Rating” score, tallied from institutional data the publication obtained from school administrators and from surveys emailed to students at colleges across the country on issues such as how sustainability issues influenced their education and life on campus; administration and student support for environmental awareness and conservation efforts; the visibility and impact of student environmental groups; whether students have a quality of life on campus that is both healthy and sustainable; how well a school is preparing students for employment in an increasingly green economy; and how environmentally responsible a school’s policies are.UVM scored 98 of a possible 99 total points.This year’s high ranking in Princeton Review’s Green Colleges guide shows the effects of “a virtuous cycle,” says Gioia Thompson, director of UVM’s Office of Sustainability. “Students are attracted to UVM for the commitments they see to social justice and environmental responsibility,” she said. “Then they come to campus, get involved in this community and make their own commitments to living more sustainably. Some take on special projects and leadership roles, investing their time in helping the university itself make further progress. Faculty and staff working on sustainability topics often collaborate with students as they seek to understand problems, explain options and bring about change.”Earlier this year the University of Vermont received a STARS Gold rating(link is external) for its sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The university’s score of 70.87 placed it among the top 12 percent of all 770 institutions. Key to UVM’s success are its university-wide general education requirement for undergraduates; its strong policy record on climate action, diversity and equity; and its early adoption of best practices in planning and campus operations.Source: UVM 10.18.2017last_img read more

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GlobalFoundries Vermont wins environmental award

first_imgGlobalFoundries,Vermont Business Magazine National Pollution Prevention Roundtable board member Rick Reibstein traveled from Boston to Vermont this week and visited GLOBALFOUNDRIES to recognize the company for winning the 2017 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention ( MVP2 ) award. All GF employees receiving the award work at the GF Vermont facility. They included: Dan Wildermuth, Eric Lemire, Ruma Kohli, Jonathan Grohs, Randy Austin, Jim Densmore, Christopher Magg, Dan Hill, Louis Kindt and Shaun Crawford.GF’s winning project is “Elimination of Legacy Wet Chromium Etch Processing in Photomask Manufacturing” and is from the Mask House organization at the Essex Junction site. This project brought about significant savings and reductions and also resulted in improved operator safety and productivity.The following results were achieved:5,268 gallons of hazardous chemicals were eliminated from the manufacturing process, resulting in over $88,000 of chemical savings per year.  In addition, removing  the tools from the manufacturing process helped GF save 6.5M gallons of water; 352,414 kWH of electricity; and 6.5M gallons of waste; resulting in over $71,000 in annual savings.  This process change also resulted in improved operator safety and productivity (over 800 man-hours of operator time), increased process yields, and improved equipment and floor space utilization.Upon presenting the NPPR award to the team, Reibstein said, “It is gratifying to see at this facility, the good sense an environmentalist like me would want to see a business exhibit. It is the same intelligence and quality a smart manager, investor or customer would want to see. This company does not just make product it makes sense.”GF Mask House winning team: Dan Wildermuth, Christopher Magg, Louis Kidnt, Jim Densmore, Ruma Kohli, Shaun Crawford, Rick Reibstein (NPPR), Eric Lemire and Randy Austin. Photo courtesy GF.GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has quickly achieved scale as one of the largest foundries in the world, providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 250 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and the United States, GF is the only foundry that offers the flexibility and security of manufacturing centers spanning three continents. The company’s 300mm fabs and 200mm fabs provide the full range of process technologies from mainstream to the leading edge. This global manufacturing footprint is supported by major facilities for research, development and design enablement located near hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States, Europe and Asia. GF is owned by Mubadala Development Company. For more information, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com(link is external).  Source: GF 3.8.2018last_img read more

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Matija played Arsen in the crowded Dvor

first_imgProminent jazz pianist Matija Dedić performed the program last night, July 26, at the 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival in the crowded atrium of the Rector’s Palace – Matija plays Arsena, as a musical hommage to his late father, top musician and class chansonnier Arsen Dedić.Jazz reading topics from The Glembays i In the registry, as well as Moderate Cantabile i House by the sea which have also been turned into exemplary examples of piano jazz and songs like Your tender years i Everything you know about me they found their place on the album as well as at the concert at the Palace. The album is actually much more than that homage Matija to his father, he represents the exclamation of the soul of one great artist to another, which especially touched the festival audience at a very emotional concert at the Rector’s Palace – in the same place where Arsen Dedić performed at the 65th Dubrovnik Summer Festival and performed some of these eternal compositions .Matija Dedić started playing the piano at the age of five. He graduated from the Jazz Academy in Graz in 1997 in the class of Professor Harald Neuwirth. Growing up in a family of artists, surrounded by pop but also classical musicians, at an early age he began to listen to different musical styles and soon began to write music for television and theater, and occasionally perform with famous Croatian musicians. He received an award for the album from the Croatian Society of Composers Octopussy in the category of the best young Croatian composer and author in the last 10 years.last_img read more

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Unloved Glasgow mall sells at 5.5% yield

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