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Assistant Professor – Applied Mathematics BioMath

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first_imgAssistant Professor – Applied Mathematics BioMathJob Description SummaryThe Department of Applied Mathematics at Florida PolytechnicUniversity seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor with broadteaching capacity that supports an undergraduate degree inEngineering Mathematics and has a research specialization inMathematical Medicine and Biology (which may include ComputationalNeuroscience, neural imaging, brain informatics, bio-inspired datascience, brain signal generation and propagation, brain diseasemodeling, etc) at the Assistant Professor level to begin on August15, 2021.The Department of Applied Mathematics at Florida PolytechnicUniversity has embarked on a new initiative in EngineeringMathematics since August 2019. The new undergraduate programprovides the nexus of Florida Polytechnic University – wideactivities in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry andbiology and anticipates close collaborations between appliedmathematics faculty and faculty members in other engineering andscience departments.This position is part of a strategic expansion of the departmentthat will add approximately four faculty to the current eight fulltime faculty members within the department. As a part of thisfaculty expansion, the department will be emphasizing and improvingits current teaching mission and also putting in place a researchpresence for the department. Relatively near-term plans include aMaster’s degree program for the department.Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a highlysuccessful teaching and research program, participate in extramuralfunding efforts, publish the results of their research studies inleading scientific journals of their discipline, superviseundergraduate students, and to teach effectively at both thegraduate and undergraduate level courses. In addition, thecandidates are expected to assist in the broader education missionof the department.Job DescriptionMINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Diversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04. Teaching and/or relevant research/industry experienceDemonstrated ability to conduct independent andinterdisciplinary funded applied research.Experience in curriculum delivery and developmentExperience with students’ academic mentoringExperience in program assessment and execution of a continuousimprovement plan. Ph.D. in Mathematics or closely related field with emphasis inthe specializations listed above or related field/ areas. APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submitthe following in PDF format during the application process: ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and isthe twelfth university in the Florida State University System. TheUniversity was created as an exclusively STEM-focused publicuniversity that offers high-value undergraduate and graduatedegrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focuson economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated topreparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, FloridaPolytechnic University blends traditional subject matter masterywith problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide studentswith learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and acareer of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses insmall class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to facultyexperience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and researchmission.Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term definedappointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, thatsubstantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment andprogression in rank upon completion of a significant review ofaccomplishments.Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-moderncampus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway betweenTampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines smalltown comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor ishome to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has morethan 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thrivingperforming art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and homevalues increasing by approximately 10% over the past year, Lakelandand Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to liveand work.EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience andqualificationsAPPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled.center_img Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to workin the United States. This proof must be provided prior toemployment at the University. An appointment is not final untilproof is provided. Active participation in professional activities andorganizations. Prior professional US experience with progressiveresponsibility.Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively withdiverse campus community. Cover letterCurriculum VitaeStatement of Research InterestsStatement of Teaching PhilosophyList of at least 3 professional references (names and contactinformation)Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:last_img read more

Entries for Royal Academy awards of excellence open

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first_imgThe Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is now seeking entries for its 2020 Annual Awards of Excellence (AAE).Applicants must be working full-time in the UK as a chef, pastry chef or waiter and should be aged between 20 and 26 at the close of entries on 10 February 2020.Since it began in 1983, more than 650 people have won the award, which organisers described as the most prestigious available to young professionals in the hospitality industry.The AAE is an examination rather than a competition, and all candidates who achieve the standard of excellence set by the judges will win the AAE.In addition, the winning candidate who scores the highest marks in each section will be named the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Young Chef, Young Pastry Chef and Young Waiter of the Year 2020.Last year, Charles Parkins, commis chef at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Great Milton in Oxford, was named Young Pastry Chef of the Year.Last year’s examination required entrants to create15 vegan bonbons, 15 Swiss rochers, 15 marshmallow lollipops, and a 20cm christening cake entremets-style that sat on top of a nougatine stand.last_img read more

Johnson picks up play

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first_imgJAKE NAUGHTON/Herald photoIn his press conference Monday, Wisconsin men?s hockey coachMike Eaves sang high praises of his team?s freshmen and their play againstrival Minnesota over the weekend.?Realistically, I would say that our freshmen have done whatwe thought they would do in terms of coming back from the break and not lookinglike freshmen, in terms of them taking that next step,? Eaves said Monday. ?Nowcan they do things by the end of the year? I would say ?yes? to that. We?ve justgot to not put any limits on them, continue to coach them.?Despite their strong play as of late, however, Eaves stillmentioned that he and the coaching staff have needed to guide them through adifficult stretch in the team?s schedule.?Right now, we?re in a position where we still have to haveour hand on their lower back, for different reasons I think more so thanearlier in the year,? Eaves said. ?But it?s still always there.?Eaves was particularly pleased with the play of freshmanPatrick Johnson ? a Madison native whom Eaves has been able to follow over theyears.?I think with Patty Johnson, I know that people look at hisnumbers and go, ?That?s a little bit surprising,?? Eaves said. ?Knowing Patrickand having watched him since he was 15, I think ? there were some things yousaw that indicated that he was going to be a pretty good college hockey player.??He has stayed on that path and continues to grow. It?s funto watch.?Johnson, the son of the Wisconsin women?s hockey head coachMark Johnson, scored the team?s first goal and earned an assist on the secondin the Badgers? 2-2 tie with the Gophers on Saturday. Johnson is now fourth onthe team in scoring, scoring six goals and tallying 11 assists through 26games. According to Eaves, Johnson?s strong play as of late can becontributed to consistency.?As he?s coming in the second half, I think we?re seeing alevel of consistency and confidence that we can now say he?s doing some prettygood things for us.?Another of the team?s freshman, Kyle Turris, has lived up tothe hype he garnered in the preseason, Eaves said.?I would say that with Kyle, he?s doing about what weexpected,? Eaves said. ?All of our freshmen have turned that corner and aredoing some good things.?Turris scored a goal and picked up an assist in Friday?s 3-1win. He missed four games while playing for Canada in the World JuniorChampionships in the Czech Republic, but still leads the team in scoring with26 points, including 10 goals.?Crucial stretch aheadThe difficult schedule Eaves alluded to in his pressconference has seen the Badgers on the road in Denver and Alaska inback-to-back weekends. During the road stretch, Wisconsin lost a controversialgame in the opener against Denver, but rebounded with a convincing 7-2 win inthe series finale to earn a split. After being away from the Kohl Center fortwo weeks, UW returned home to face Minnesota and will take on Minnesota-Duluththis weekend. The Badgers and Bulldogs are currently tied for fourth in theWCHA standings.?We?re really into a grind in terms of our schedule ? beinggone, coming back, playing an emotional series against Minnesota, and now we?reat home again against people that are right there with us.?Despite selling out their home games, Wisconsin hasstruggled on their own ice, picking up just two sweeps in seven series. Eavesattributed his team?s struggles at the Kohl Center to the added pressures thatcome with playing in front of their home fans.?What the energy has to do with is the awe of playing inthis building,? Eaves said. ?We talked about how Denver likes to come in here.They seem to feed off it. Some teams, they get back on their heels. I think forthe home team, there are expectations that are there. I think they feel some ofthose expectations and the pressures of that.?last_img read more

USC receives $21.7 million grant for epilepsy research

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first_imgThe USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute’s Laboratory of Neuro Imaging received a $21.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study epilepsy. The money will fund a team of researchers working on a project titled the Epilepsy Bioinformatics Study for Antiepileptogenic Therapy, which aims to discover a cure for epilepsy and develop prevention treatments.Epilepsy is characterized by periodic episodes of sensory disturbance, unconsciousness and convulsions, linked to abnormal electrical communication between neurons. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, the disorder is the fourth most common neurological disorder, behind migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s.The team of international researchers will focus on epilepsy caused following a traumatic brain injury as those types of brain damage can be reproduced and studied in animal models. The researchers also believe that a cure for post-traumatic epilepsy may lead to a cure for all types of epilepsy.Arthur Toga, provost professor of ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine and director of the Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, said that grant funds will also be used to educate patients on how epilepsy develops and build bridges between centers for traumatic brain injuries and epileptic individuals, according to USC News.last_img read more

Beating hunger with the ‘Miracle Tree’

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first_img1 September 2010South Africa’s 2010 Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Mavis Mathabatha, heads up a community project to cultivate the Moringa or “Miracle Tree”, the leaves of which have astounding nutritional properties.The Lammangata Moringa project, based in Tooseng village in the Ga-Mphahlele region of Limpopo province, produces and packages up to 10 000 tons a year of all-natural Moringa Leaf Powder.The project was launched in March 2009 by community-based organisation Sedikong sa Lerato in partnership with charity organisation Starfish Greathearts Foundation.The leaves of Moringa oleifera are loaded with essential nutrients, far surpassing the vitamin and mineral content of carrots, spinach, bananas and oranges combined. They also contain more protein and calcium than milk, plus all nine essential amino acids.The Moringa tree is easily cultivated in semi-arid areas, grows quickly, and is not invasive.The project, which employs 12 women and five men, also offers Moringa seedlings and education on nutrition, at no cost, to rural communities in the province. In 2009, they disseminated over 500 seedlings to rural households and child-care projects in the area, and brought nutrition education and Moringa awareness to more than 1 000 people.“I want to make an impact in my area, province and across the country through this project,” said Mathabatha, who walked away with the top award and R365 000 in prize money at the Female Entrepreneur of the Year awards ceremony in the Eastern Cape on the weekend.Mathabatha was the founder of Sedikong sa Lerato, which aims to alleviate hunger and poverty and promote healthy living and a strong sense of self for the orphans and vulnerable children of Tooseng.According to Mathabatha, using Moringa tree products has reduced malnutrition among over 350 children supported by the organisation.“Before we started, malnutrition was very prevalent,” she says on the Starfish Greathearts Foundation website. “But since we’ve started adding Moringa to the children’s food, we have seen remarkable results – the children no longer suffer from malnutrition.”Speaking after the award ceremony on the weekend, Mathabatha said a 25-hectare Moringa plantation had recently been planned. “This will drastically increase the production and sales of Moringa Leaf Powder, and proceeds from leaf powder sales will generate income to support our child-care initiatives,” she said.SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more

Orioles Pick Off Yankees, 1-0

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first_imgBALTIMORE — After Kevin Gausman and Masahiro Tanaka dueled to a draw through eight shutout innings, the Baltimore Orioles finally broke through against the Yankees’ bullpen.Pedro Alvarez drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th, and the Orioles squeezed out a 1-0 victory on May 5.A day after getting shut out by New York, Baltimore managed only five hits in eight innings against Tanaka. Gausman did even better, limiting New York to three hits through the eighth.“Both teams pitched very well,” Alvarez said. “Our guys kept us in the game on the mound. When a guy goes out like Gausman and pitches the way he does, you want to get him the W.”Hyun Soo Kim began the Baltimore 10th with an infield hit off Johnny Barbato (1-2). After Kim took third on a single by Jonathan Schoop, Nolan Reimold pinch ran for Kim and Andrew Miller relieved Barbato.Alvarez hit a soft fly to center, and Reimold easily beat Jacoby Ellsbury’s throw to the plate.Zach Britton (2-1) gave up a lead-off walk in the 10th and then struck out the next three batters.New York managed only four hits and fell to 0-6-1 in its last seven road series dating to September. Manager Joe Girardi was ejected by third base umpire Chris Guccione in the middle of the fourth after arguing about a balk call.“I was hot,” Girardi said. “I don’t understand why it’s not called. It makes no sense. And I don’t understand why I’m thrown out walking to ask him a question.”New York pitched well and played solid defense. One facet, however, was severely lacking. “We need to get more consistent offensively,” Girardi said.In the top of the ninth, Starlin Castro singled and reached second base on a wild pitch by Britton. Castro was then picked off by catcher Matt Wieters.Wieters came close to winning it in the bottom half. He hit a high drive to right that Dustin Ackley plucked at the top of his jump, and doubled up pinch runner Joey Rickard.“Was able to time the jump and luckily it was close enough for me to catch it,” Ackley said.Gausman walked none and struck out four. Tanaka walked one and fanned seven.“It’s a lot of fun,” Gausman said. “I kept telling myself in the dugout, ‘He’s not going to give in, I’m not going to give in.’”Tanaka had given up exactly two earned runs in each of his first five starts, but in this one the right-hander permitted only two runners to reach second base.“At the start, I wasn’t feeling that good,” Tanaka said through a translator. “The key thing for today was that I think I was able to make good adjustments during the game. One the adjustments were made, I was able to locate balls better and throw my off-speed stuff a little bit better.”Gausman allowed only two hits over the first six innings, an infield single by Aaron Hicks in the third and a leadoff double by Castro in the fourth.The right-hander retired 10 straight batters before Mark Teixeira singled with one out in the seventh. Carlos Beltran followed by bouncing into a double play.(DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

A Sprint Triathlon is just a few days away…

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first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA Sprint Triathlon is just a few days away….The event is slated to take place in the lower Bight on November 10th from 3pm to 6:30pm. The event features several parts including swim of .5 miles, a ride of 12.1 miles and a run of 3.15 miles. The Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture Hon. Akierra Misick and the Minister of Labour & Border Control the Hon. Don Hue Gardiner among other officials are expected to be in attendance. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Provo SNAP Centre. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Suspect subdued by bar patrons after alleged gun threat

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first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 18, 2018 August 18, 2018 FALLBROOK (KUSI) – A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early Saturday morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff’s deputy said.The man fired off at least one round into the air around 2 a.m. at the Red-Eye Saloon at 1448 S. Mission Road before other patrons “mobbed” him, sheriff’s Sgt. Ken Lawrence said. He fired the gun before demanding the other patrons’ wallets and phones, Lawrence said, but he was unable to take on all of the bar’s occupants.Sheriff’s deputies arrived to find the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Fidel Moreno, already subdued, Lawrence said, adding that a pistol with a loaded magazine and a spent shell casing were found on the ground nearby.Moreno was arrested and taken to the Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of robbery and weapons charges. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Suspect subdued by bar patrons after alleged gun threatlast_img read more