US Forces Stop 570 Pounds of Cocaine off Panama

first_img View post tag: Panama US Forces Stop 570 Pounds of Cocaine off Panama Authorities View post tag: Cocaine View post tag: pounds View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today US Forces Stop 570 Pounds of Cocaine off Panama View post tag: Navy Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: 570 View post tag: News by topic U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine agents and international partners intercepted a suspicious vessel loaded with 570 pounds of cocaine in international waters off the coast of Panama. The estimated street value of the drugs is more than $42 million.A CBP OAM crew aboard a P-3 Orion fixed-wing aircraft detected a fast-moving panga-type vessel in open waters near Panama City on August 14. The agents provided overhead surveillance as Panamanian law enforcement moved in to intercept the vessel. Authorities arrested three individuals and seized multiple bales of cocaine on the drug-trafficking vessel.In Fiscal Year 2014, CBP’s P-3s operating from Jacksonville, Florida and Corpus Christi, Texas, flew nearly 6,000 hours in support of counternarcotic missions resulting in 135 interdiction events of suspected smuggling vessels and aircraft. These events led to the total seizure or disruption of more than 126,000 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $9.47 billion.[mappress mapid=”16778″]Image: CBP View post tag: Stops View post tag: US View post tag: Naval August 28, 2015last_img read more

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HMS St Albans Heads for Middle East

first_img Royal Navy’s Type 23 Frigate HMS St Albans left her homeport in Portsmouth for a nine-month deployment in the Middle East, yesterday, December 1.St Albans will continue the work that her sister ship, HMS Richmond, carried out earlier this year as part of the Royal Navy’s long-term presence East of Suez.Her task is to police the seas and promote UK interests in the region by acting as a deterrent to illegal activity, safeguarding allied and merchant shipping and help ensure that global trade can proceed without a hitch.In preparation for deployment the crew have undertaken two fast-paced training periods with Flag Officer Sea Training, the Royal Navy training organisation.The ship, nicknamed the Saint, is the first to deploy with the combined aviation technology of a Merlin Mk2 helicopter and ScanEagle unmanned aircraft.The ship has been through extensive maintenance and upgrades including the installation of ScanEagle, a pilotless aircraft, which provides the Type 23 with extra “eyes in the sky” sending back live imagery to the operations room. Launched by a catapult on a 14ft ramp, ScanEagle can remain airborne for 12 hours operating at ranges of up to 40 miles from the mother ship.Final preparations took place last week when the ship’s Merlin Mk2 helicopter joined the ship for a series of sorties designed to refresh and sharpen the ship’s aviation skills prior to deployment.[mappress mapid=”17482″]Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Royal Navy Authorities Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS St Albans Heads for Middle East View post tag: HMS St Albans December 2, 2015 HMS St Albans Heads for Middle East View post tag: middle eastlast_img read more

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China cuts steel for second Pakistani Type 054A frigate

first_img Photo: Photo: Pakistan Navy Share this article View post tag: Type 054A View post tag: chinacenter_img China’s Hudong Zhonghua shipyard hosted a steel-cutting ceremony on December 20 to mark the official start of construction of the second Pakistan Navy Type 054A frigate.Hudong Zhonghua is a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation with which the Pakistan Navy signed contracts for the delivery of a total of four frigates. All four units will be built in China and delivered by 2021.Type 054A/P (P standing for Pakistan) is an export version of the frigate which is already in service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN).The Pakistan Navy said the steel cutting milestone was achieved ahead of schedule adding that, once constructed, the warship would be one of the largest and technologically advanced platforms in the fleet.Type 054A frigates displace 4,000 tons and are equipped with vertical launch systems (VLS), a 76mm gun, close in weapons systems and torpedo launchers. They have a flight deck and hangar capable of supporting medium lift helicopters. View post tag: Pakistan Navylast_img read more

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Lead Psychiatrist

first_imgEEO Statement Special Instructions to Applicants Faculty RankStaff Physician • MD or DO degree is required• Completion of an accredited psychiatric residency• Board certified or board eligible in psychiatry• Physician licensure in the State of Georgia by date ofhire. Retirement PlanTRS or ORP The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grantuniversity with statewide commitments and responsibilities is thestate’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversifiedinstitution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currentlyranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News &World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campusesin Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-charteredUniversity in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-timestaff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 studentsincluding over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate andprofessional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools andcolleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta Universityhoused on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Minimum Qualifications About the College/Unit/Department Does this position have operation, access, or control offinancial resources?No Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Percentage Of Time5 Posting Details Underutilization Please submit application, curriculum vitae, list of professionalreferences, and three letters of recommendation.This position will be open until filled; to ensure fullconsideration please apply by June 1, 2020. The prospective hirefor the position will be subject to a background investigation perUniversity System of Georgia policies. For more information,contact Sandy Albert, [email protected] University of Georgia is especially interested in candidateswho can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academiccommunity. We strongly encourage women, minorities and otherdiverse candidates to consider applying for this position, andmaintain that all candidates should share our commitment todiversity and inclusion.Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibilityof materials related to this search are encouraged to contactCentral HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact thedepartment or search committee with such requests. Position Details Duties/Responsibilities About the University of Georgia Posting TypeExternal Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Does this position require a P-Card?No Employment TypeEmployee Job Posting Date04/03/2020 Duties/Responsibilities Location of VacancyAthens Area Job Closing Date Does this position have direct interaction or care of childrenunder the age of 18 or direct patient care?Yes FLSA Credit and P-Card policy Working TitleLead Psychiatrist Open until filledYes Duties/Responsibilities Contract TypeFiscal (12 mo.) Position Summary DepartmentUHC Medical Services Benefits EligibilityBenefits Eligible Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/orCertification Additional Requirements Percentage Of Time60 Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Track Is this a Position of Trust? Classification TitleMedical Professional Attend staff and other assigned clinical meetings/committees.Maintain professional licensure. Support development of CAPS &UHC staff. Other duties as required. One year of clinical experience in a university counseling ormental health setting. One year of experience as a consultingpsychiatrist in a Collaborative Care Model or similar. One year ofexperience with crisis intervention. Completion of an accreditedchild and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. History of supervisionof Psychiatric NP’s and working in consultation with counselingstaff in an integrated (Counseling and Psychiatric Services) modelwithin an overarching Ambulatory Care Medical Model. Supervision ofother Psychiatrists. Oversee the management of Psychiatric Services. Management andprovision of supervision. Support Leadership Team in the overallmanagement and administration of CAPS services. Maintainappropriate policies for psychiatry; as a member of the LeadershipTeam, participate in policy development for CAPS . Consistent withUHC & CAPS Policy & Procedure manuals, developidiosyncratic treatment plan based on an investigation ofempirically supported treatment options, make appropriatereferrals, and accurately document treatment provided. Provideclinical supervision. Be an active, respectful, and engaged memberof CAPS & UHC teams and work groups. Actively seek to improveservices to eligible members of the UGA community. Participate inPI projects. Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?No Duties/Responsibilities Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions withfinancial responsibilities. For additional information about thecredit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, geneticinformation, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation orprotected veteran status. Doctor of Medicine degree Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access tochemicals and medications)Yes College/Unit/Department websiteInformation about CAPS and the University Health Center can befound at: http://www.uhs.uga.edu Physical Demands The University of Georgia’s University Health Center seekscandidates for the position of Lead Psychiatrist in Counseling andPsychiatric Services ( CAPS ). This position is full-time, twelvemonth, and benefited. This position reports to the Senior Directorof Medical Services.The Lead Psychiatrist provides outpatient psychiatric services andsupervises psychiatric staff which includes staff psychiatrists,behavioral health nurse practitioners and a clinic assistant.Provides operational guidance for psychiatric service deliverywhich is fully integrated with Counselling Services and co-locatedwithin the Counseling and Psychiatric Services ( CAPS ) department.The role provides specialty consultation to clinical staffthroughout the University Health Center and coordinates thepsychiatric contribution to a collaborative model of care withbehavioral health care managers embedded within the primary careclinics. Oversees the implementation of policies that governpsychiatric services. Participates in the on-call and backupsupervision of CAPS call structure. Assists the Medical Directorwith budget development and promotion decisions.All licensed clinicians at the University Health Center are membersof our Medical Staff whose role is to ensure that care is evidencebased and of the highest quality. The membership serves asexemplars of our student-centered service excellence culture. TheLead Psychiatrist serves on the Executive Committee of the MedicalStaff.Additional administrative duties include participation as a memberof Medical Services Executive Committee ( MSEC ) which informs theoperational decision-making of the Senior Director of MedicalServices and participation in CAPS Leadership Team to develop andensure implementation of policies related to CAPS servicespertinent to the relationship between psychiatric and counsellingcare delivery and quality.The Lead Psychiatrist participates as needed within the campuscommunity on projects or committees that pertain to mental healthand well- being.The Health Center is a large multi-specialty ambulatory careorganization that is accredited by the Joint Commission withAmbulatory Care and Primary Care Medical Home designation. Ourservice delivery is informed by an integrated wellness, behavioral,primary and specialty health care ideology. Advertised SalaryCommensurate with Experience Is driving a responsibility of this position?No Possesses strong interpersonal skills and collaborative skills thatco-align with strong leadership and managerial skills. Familiaritywith accreditation ( APA, IACS, and or JCAHO ) requirements andstandards for site visit review. Demonstrated skill with amulti-cultural approach to mental health care and wellness.Possesses a brief and focused therapeutic orientation(cognitive-behavioral, insight oriented or developmentally based).Strong outpatient alcohol and drug evaluation and treatment skills.Familiarity with crisis intervention. Percentage Of Time35 Posting NumberF0537P Anticipated Start Date08/01/2020 Provision of primary (mental health outreach), secondary, andtertiary psychiatric services to eligible members of the UGAcommunity within the CAPS scope of service. Performs initialpsychiatric evaluations (routine, urgent, and crisis) based on thereferring problem. Evaluations focus on arriving at a preliminarydiagnosis, an integrated treatment plan, or appropriate referral.Provide consultation within the legal boundaries ofrelease-of-information. Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/CVCover LetterOptional Documentslast_img read more

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Faculty Opportunity-Psychologist

first_imgFaculty Opportunity-PsychologistDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School ofMedicineThe University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department ofPsychiatry is seeking a full time PhD Psychologist to work in theDivision of Addiction Research and Treatment.This position is for a Psychologist who will be part of amulti-disciplinary team that is responsible for developing acomprehensive mental health program to identify and treatindividuals with substance use disorders and co-morbid PTSD,trauma, and stress-related disorders.The program will be located in our new reverse co-location PrimaryCare Clinic that is housed within our Substance Use TreatmentPrograms.Primary duties will include participation in identifying andimplementing screening and assessment instruments; deliveringevidenced based treatments including individual and grouptherapies; developing clinical workflows; and evaluating patientoutcomes. Provide direct clinical care to patients includingdiagnostic evaluations, individual and group therapy, andsupervision of clinical staff and trainees. The successfulcandidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate withcolleagues in the Division and Addiction Research and Treatment andin other divisions within the Department of Psychiatry to develop aline of funded research related to trauma and substance usedisorders in line with their background and interests.Expected rank is Assistant Professor or higher, however, rankand tenure status is dependent on candidate’squalifications. Academic rank and salary are commensuratewith experience.Interested candidates should send a letter of introduction and CVto: Jill A. RachBeisel, M.D., Interim Chair, Psychiatry, Universityof Maryland School of Medicine. Email: [email protected] UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. We value diversity and how it enriches our academicand scientific community and strive toward cultivating an inclusiveenvironment that supports all employees.Qualifications :Expected rank is AssistantProfessor or higher, however, rank and tenure status is dependenton candidate’s qualifications. Academic rank and salary arecommensurate with experience.Responsible for developing a comprehensive mental health program toidentify and treat individuals with substance use disorders andco-morbid PTSD, trauma, and stress-relate disorders as part of ateam. UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. We value diversity and how it enriches our academicand scientific community and strive toward cultivating an inclusiveenvironment that supports all employees.last_img read more

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Political Science, Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics, Tenure Track

first_imgSpecial Instructions to Applicants Department NamePOLITICAL SCIENCE Position TitlePolitical Science, Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics,Tenure Track Position Number Location CodePOLITICAL SCIENCE (02118A) Job CategoryUniversity Faculty The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time ofappointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in research and teaching and have arecord of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship,grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience workingor conducting research in the specialty area of ComparativePolitics is desirable. The candidate should be willing to supportthe mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit CatholicEducation. Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Job TitlePolitical Science, Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics,Tenure Track Number of Vacancies1 Job TypeFull-Time Job Number85TBD Position Details Duties and Responsibilities Organizational LocationPROVOST Open Date11/24/2020 Working ConditionsNonecenter_img Desired Start Date08/09/2021 Physical DemandsNone Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeTeaching StatementResearch StatementOther DocumentOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Close Date Qualifications Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letterof interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statementoutlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement onteaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/orpotential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body throughresearch, teaching and other channels and engaging a diversecommunity through scholarship and service. Applicants should alsoarrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared tospeak to their professional qualifications for this position,especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to besubmitted electronically to the above website (letter writers willreceive an electronic prompt from LUC ). Candidates may forwardadditional materials related to teaching excellence and samples ofscholarly publications to:Patrick Boyle, Ph.D., Search Committee ChairDepartment of Political ScienceLoyola University Chicago1032 W. Sheridan RoadChicago, Illinois 60660Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2021 and continueuntil the position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed. Posting Details Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time ofappointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in research and teaching and have arecord of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship,grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience workingor conducting research in the specialty area of ComparativePolitics is desirable. The candidate should be willing to supportthe mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit CatholicEducation. CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14580 FLSA StatusExempt Open Until FilledYes Position End Date The Department of Political Science in the College of Arts andSciences at Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invites applicationsfor a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of AssistantProfessor, for academic year 2021-22. We seek applicants withexpertise in Comparative Politics. Our highest priorities as tofunctional specialization are democratization, ethnic and racialpolicies, political economy, and social movements; our highestregional priorities are Asia and Latin America. The successfulcandidate will be joining a department with more than 20 full-timefaculty members, over 600 majors and 100 minors, and four graduateprograms (BA/MA, MA/JD, MA, and PhD). For more information aboutthe department, please visit its website athttp://www.luc.edu/politicalscience/index.shtmlThis search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiringinitiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teacherswho are reflective of our diverse student body and committed tointerdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across differentsubfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Ofspecial interest are candidates who can further the University’sefforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.Successful candidates will be expected to teach an introductorycourse in Comparative Politics, and, according to their expertise,upper division undergraduate and graduate comparative politicscourses, as well as one of the department’s regional politicscourses. They may also develop special topics courses inconversation with the Department Chair and according todepartmental needs. Additionally, they will be expected to supportthe department’s student-related programming and academic advisingaccording to the practices of the department and to serve ondepartmental and university committees as designated by theDepartment Chair. The successful candidate is expected to pursue astrong research program, including the pursuit of externalgrants.The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Political Science at the time ofappointment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in research and teaching and have arecord of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship,grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience workingor conducting research in the specialty area of ComparativePolitics is desirable. 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Wycliffe crisis continues

first_imgBy Joy Wong  WYCLIFFE HALL’S troubles continue following the resignation of another Council member in protest at the PPH’s governance this week.Claire MacInnes announced her resignation in a letter to the Council’s chair, the Bishop of Liverpool, which was forwarded to the Church of England’s newspaper.Her resignation follows last term’s crisis when five academic staff quit in protest at the way the Hall was being run, in particular the actions of its Principal, Christian Evangelist Reverend Dr Richard Turnbull.In the letter she claimed that that the Council had “failed to observe due process” in its dealings with the staff.“I am disturbed by the Council’s failure to respond to allegations of bullying, intimidation of Council members and a lack of transparency in its decision-making,” she said. “I regret I have no confidence in the chair, the Principal or the Council as a whole to address these serious matters of governance, employment practice and simple human relationships.” Her letter suggests that a decision to pay Turnbull a salary thousands of pounds above national pay scales was not properly appraised by the Council when he was appointed.MacInnes said she decided to put the letter in the public domain because of the “importance of the issues for the ongoing welfare and governance of the Hall and the wider church.”Wycliffe Hall has been the focus of a dispute involving allegations of a culture of bullying and intimidation, and an ultra-conservative attitude to women. Complaints have focused on the Turnbull’s management style and his appointment of Rev Simon Vibert as Vice-Principal, who made public his belief that women should not teach men. Turnbull has denied allegations that he is a member of conservative religious groups, saying, “I am not a member of any Evangelical pressure group and never have been.”The governing Council of the PPH announced a review of the Hall’s governance this week.A Council statement issued on Tuesday said, “The Council has embarked on a major review of its governance and a new development strategy for the future of the Hall in the light of changing patterns of ministerial formation. This inevitably involves changes that are unsettling. “Wycliffe is committed to maintaining its Evangelical ethos and its international reputation for excellence in theological education, ministerial formation, and training for Christian leadership in the Church and the world.”last_img read more

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MIT to offer free online course

first_imgMore than 500,000 lectures are available for free download on the iTunesU Service. Oxford currently has more content on service than any other UK university, and has the number one global chart podcast from the series ‘Building a business.’ Oxford’s iTunesU has more than 3,000 published items and more than 100,000 downloads per week, with some tutors having recorded an entire lecture series. The site also features public lectures, talks at Oxford’s annual alumni weekend, interviews with researchers about their work and interviews with our students about their Oxford experience.University of Oxford’s Open Spires project has harnessed technology to release hundreds of hours of Oxford lectures online to benefit learners and teachers all over the world. Academics are giving away their content as open resources under a creative commons license. This is one of the largest open education projects in the UK and places Oxford alongside MIT, Yale and Berkeley as leading research institutions who make learning materials available for free.Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education began offering online courses in January 2004, and there are now 58 short online courses available. Courses are repeated each year, meaning 150 courses are provided per year, on average. The courses have attracted 2500 students so far this year (2011 – 12).The Department gives careful thought to the subjects in which to develop short online courses, ensuring they fit within a coherent and balanced portfolio which offers students choice and variety within the available subject disciplines. The range of courses currently available is weighted towards the Humanities, in which the Department has an established reputation. The provision of Economics, Mathematics, Natural and Environmental Science, Politics and Psychology courses is being expanded, not only in response to student demand in these areas but as academic staff in the wider University wish to extend their scholarship to the medium of online teaching and learning.Oxford’s new Certificate in Higher Education is equivalent to one year of full-time undergraduate study at first year level. Students can use the credit that they obtain from online coruses to count towards gaining an award from the University. The course is now accepting applications and will begin in autumn of 2012. There are nine subject areas to choose from : Archaeology, Art, History, Architectural History, History, Italian, Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, or Spanish. One of the world’s leading universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has announced its first free course which can be studied and assessed online.The course, 6.002x: Circuits and Electronics, which will begin in March, is an electronics course that is the first prototype of an online project, known as MITx. It is anticipated to take 10 hours per week, finishing in June.Despite the current existence of online degree courses, the project represents major progress in the use of technology to deliver higher education. Students worldwide can study for a MIT certificate, without any entrance requirements or cost.The university has mentioned that it would like MITx to ‘shatter barriers to education’. A spokesman also mentioned that the course is not a ‘watered down’ version of the campus course or ‘any less intense’.The prototype is dependent on an ‘honour code’ in which students commit to behaving honestly. However, mechanisms to check identity will be implemented.The provost of the university has commented that they are looking to experiment to discover what can be delivered by online courses and what needs traditional face-to-face interaction. MIT have commented that they can only teach a fraction of those who would like to study at the university, and the course allows them to reach a much larger number of students.Courses in other subjects such as maths and biology are to be introduced subsequently.A spokesman for Oxford University commented that Oxford’s own e-learning and online provision is ‘certainly among the most forward-looking in the UK in terms of open educational offerings.’‘It is worth noting first and foremost that undergraduate courses at Oxford cannot be replicated or replaced by open educational offerings such as iTunes U because at Oxford teaching is focused on the tutorial where one or two students meet a tutor to discuss subjects in depth.’last_img read more

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£26 million donation for graduate scholarships

first_imgOxford University is to receive a philanthropic donation of £26 million from the widow of the founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun.The ‘Ertegun Scholarship’ programme will be the single largest donation for humanities students in Oxford’s 900 year history. The money will initially provide full funding for 15 humanities postgraduates every year but will be endowed in perpetuity in the future, allowing up to 35 postgraduates to attend for free every year.The money has been bequeathed by Mica Ertegun, widow of Ahmet Ertegun, founder of the Atlantic Records label. Ertegun was responsible for some of the success of the Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin amongst others.Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones gave a speech about Ertegun’s vision and generosity at the press conference at the British Academy in London, where the Scholarship was announced. Also at the conference was the University’s Chancellor, Lord Patten, who said that, “Through the generosity of Mica Ertegun, the best humanities graduate students in the world will have the opportunity, in perpetuity, to undertake high-quality research, to interact with other fine minds, and to increase the sum of human knowledge and understanding.”Funding for the humanities has had to bear the brunt of recent government cuts to higher education. Oxford, like other universities, has been affected. The University recently announced that £90 million is required to keep 75 of its humanities teaching posts funded in perpetuity, and that it will rely on philanthropic donations for much of this.Thanking the Erteguns for their generosity, Lord Patten noted that, “Oxford was not created by the State, Oxford was created by a million and one acts of philanthropy.”Mica Ertegun, who currently works as an interior designer in New York, said, “For Ahmet and for me, one of the great joys of life has been the study of history, music, languages, literature, art and archaeology.”Stressing the importance of academic study, she added that the funding will be awarded “regardless of race, colour or creed … to students from around the world.“My dream is that, one day, Ertegun scholars will be leaders in every field – as historians and philosophers, as archaeologists and literary scholars, as writers and composers, as statesmen and theologians.”Oxford’s vice-chancellor Andrew Hamilton said that the gift is “important in its timing,” coming at a period when “in the UK, government support for the humanities is under intense pressure.” He said, “Vision and generosity like this is going to be what saves the field for future generations.”The University said that, under the scholarship, “The world’s top graduate students in the humanities [will be] brought together with Oxford’s exceptional community of scholars in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, across cultures and across generations.”last_img read more

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Harris Manchester razor blade warning

first_imgHarris Manchester College has warned fellow JCRs about a potential danger from a razor-wielding bike vandal.Christopher Rawlinson, JCR Secretary at Harris Manchester, emailed other college JCRs late yesterday evening. “Just a quick message to let you know that a student at Harris Manchester found a razor blade embedded in his bike seat this evening when he went to collect his bike from a rack on Mansfield Road.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%8320%%[/mm-hide-text]“Hopefully, this was an isolated incident, but given how seriously the student could have been injured if he had used the bike, it might be worth forwarding an email on to your JCRs.”Several JCRs have yet to forward on the email to their members. “If it is an isolated incident as it appears so far then there seems little reason to scare people, including new freshers”, said a JCR executive officer at one college which had not forwarded the email. Other colleges, included St Peters, did forward the message.last_img read more

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