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  • Korean Adjunct Assistant Professor

    first_imgPosting Details Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College DistrictFaculty1. A completed Los Rios Community College District ClassifiedApplication (required).2. Resume (recommended).3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicatingcompleted or conferred date) (required if using education to meetthe Minimum Qualifications of this position). * (“graduate advisingdocuments and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficialtranscripts) (Required). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).5. Letter of Interest (recommended).6. Certification and/or Licenses ( NOTE : list requirement withpositions with additional accreditation MQ)NOTES :● Applications submitted without all required documents, listedabove, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” onthe online application will be disqualified.● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not beaccepted as official transcripts.● It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College Districtemployees to also provide official transcripts, if required in theminimum qualification for the position. (Within 60 days of the timeof hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, ifrequired in the minimum qualification for the position).● Individuals who have completed college or university course workat an institution in a country other than the United States mustobtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees andother relevant documents.● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreigncourse work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salaryplacement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by acollege or university in the United States.● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) orNACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. How and where to apply Conditions AboutThe Los Rios Community College District is the second largest,two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office complex. The District office iscentrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming,inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,employees and our community partners. Our departments strive forthe highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, andare focused on advancing the learning of our diverse studentpopulation through improved academic and social outcomes.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associate’sdegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Work YearN/A The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. The Institution Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. If you needassistance with any phase of the application process, please call(916) 568-3112 during regular business hours Monday through Friday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closingdate. Work Schedule Closing Date Special Requirements Minimum Qualifications 1. Have a master’s degree in the language being taught; OR,bachelor’s degree in the language being taught AND master’s degreein another language or linguistics ; OR, hold a CaliforniaCommunity College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area;OR, the equivalent.* All degrees must be from an accreditedinstitution.2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*NOTES:● Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attachdetails and explain how their academic preparation and/orprofessional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listedabove.● If your degree title differs from the minimum qualificationslisted above, you are requested to submit this equivalencystatement. Assignment Responsibilities Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2758 Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to notecenter_img SalaryPlease See LRCCD Salary Schedules Beginning and/or Ending Dates Open ContinuouslyYes Application Instructions Posting Date01/20/2017 Total Hrs per Week/Day Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearancefrom a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, andproof of identity and eligibility to work in the United Statesprior to the first day of work. The District may select additionalqualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occurduring this recruitment/selection process. When education is arequirement for the position, official academic transcripts fromthe accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 daysof hire. Posting NumberF00229P Physical Demands Department Location LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Position Summary * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Job Posting TitleKorean Adjunct Assistant Professor * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentLetter of Recommendation 2Unofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Foreign Transcript EvaluationUnofficial Transcript 4Unofficial Transcript 5last_img read more

  • Put paid to the pests

    first_imgNow is the time when rodents will try to make their way indoors to find warm homes during the cold snap. And where better than a nice cosy bakery your bakery?Give them the smallest of opportunities and, before you know it, you have a monster of a problem. Rats will travel more than a mile every night to find food. Once they gain entry, it is a battle of both wits and time. A pregnant female can have up to 11 younglings in a litter and up to six litters a year, depending on the availability of food. And in bakeries there is no shortage of availability. Moreover, the young rats can breed after a period of just 10-12 weeks a nightmare for any baker.You do not have to go far back in the archives to find instances of bakeries and shops at the mercy of headlines proclaiming the likes of “Mouse found baked into loaf of bread”. Such was the story in September last year, with Oxford Crown Court fining Premier Foods £16,821 after a rodent was discovered squashed into the crust of a Hovis Best of Both loaf a nasty shock for Stephen Forse, from Kidlington, who bought it from his local Tesco.Delving further back in the archives to six years ago, a Somerfield own-label loaf, baked by British Bakeries, was contaminated with dead new-born mice, droppings and hair. Devizes Magistrates Court, in Wiltshire, fined British Bakeries £7,000 plus £2,015 costs.Andy Barker, quality assurance manager at Birds of Derby, with 50 shops and one production bakery, told British Baker: “Nobody lives in a perfect world. Now and again, people get caught out. You try to do everything you can to stop something happening, but nobody is perfect. You can be the best company in the world, but things still happen. Even if you had a guy on-site 24/7 there’s still a chance.”Paul Bates, managing director of Surrey-based pest-control company Cleankill, reckons bakery stores that have flats above them and adjacent residential properties are at increased risk in areas where councils 225 of them at the last count have reduced refuse collections to fortnightly.Businesses normally pay for their own private bin collections, but Bates says the problem can occur when there are flats upstairs and homes that surround the business. “If you have a row of shops, they will have houses and flats around them and people leave rubbish bags in the back alleys, rather than in enclosed bins. In London, in particular, the foxes rip the bags apart and carry bones and fruit out of the bags and leave then in hidden areas where they start rotting. The rats find them and start infesting the shops.”Bates says a big problem for retail bakers is the shopfront area, which attracts wasps when there are the like of sticky doughnuts in the window.Flour bins are ripe for infestation and dough and flour residues can build up in the baking area. “So many pests can attack areas like that. If wet rotting dough residues are lying around, bigger fly species attack, says Bates.Pigeons, too, are a menace for retail bakeries, attracted to old bread put out for collection. And birds will often roost in front of the shop, creating a hygiene problem with fouling on the shop and a slippery surface at the entrance.Cleankill, which has retail bakers among its clients, believes all responsible owners have pest-control contracts with companies such as his. “It is rare, now, for us to be called into a bakery because they have a problem and do not have a contract in place.”Quarterly industry charges average about £140 for pest control contracts, according to Bates, so he maintains that the outlay is worthwhile when you consider the repercussions of infestation.Other pestsRodents and flies, wasps and pigeons are not the only pests to watch out for. Flour moths, also known as meal moths, can be found in flour, whole grains, cereal, dried fruits, nuts and seeds. Cockroaches, which are able to convert anything animal or vegetable into food and carry food poisoning germs on their bodies, are also a risk. Bates says to always check deliveries.Simon Staddon, managing director of Nicholas & Harris, a large craft bakery in Salisbury, Wiltshire, which holds the UK licences for the Village Bakery brand of wheat-free rye breads, Vogel’s seed and grain breads and Cranks organic breads, says the key is prevention and monitoring. His company contracts Rokill to monitor for pest activity and it has traps placed strategically. Rokill comes on-site weekly to ensure the 45,000sq ft bakery stays pest-free.”We’ve never had anything that we haven’t been able to deal with swiftly. Like any other bakery, we might get the odd mouse caught in one of our perimeter traps and technical manager Callum Devine deals with this.”Cleankill advises the following to eliminate problems:l Proof the bottom of doors, so rodents cannot get underneathl Make sure the perimeter of your premises is sound and securel Repair broken air vents and ensure all service pipes have sealsl Check under shelving on the shop floor and in the store cupboard to make sure there are no broken packets of foodl Raise stock off the ground on shelvingl Have a cleaning plan in place and make sure staff sweep and mop daily and pull out the fridge to expose areas where rodents can hidel Dispose of any stock if you have a suspicion that it has been contaminatedl Keep an eye out for droppings and take immediate actionl Be wary if there is an empty premises next door, because any infestations could easily spread into your bakery. A pest for all products Coffee, cocoa: flour beetles, merchant grain beetles, warehouse mothsCheese: mites, larder beetle, copra beetleDried fruit: Indian meal moth, merchant grain beetles, tobacco beetle, dried fruit beetle, mitesFlour and milled cereal products: flour beetles, mill moth, Indian meal moth, Cadelle, flat grain beetle, mitesGrain (wheat, rice, corn and other cereals): rice weevil, grain weevil, lesser grain borer, saw-toothed grain beetle, Cadelle, flour beetle, Indian meal moth and mitesNuts and confectionery: Indian meal moth, merchant grain beetle, mitesSource: Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. The law l Food Hygiene Regulations Regulation (EC) 178/2002 of the European Parliament: this regulation lays down the principles and requirements of food law. Article 14 of Regulation (EC) 178/2002 deals with unsafe food. It is an offence not to comply with article 14 under the General Food Regulations 2004. Food shall be deemed unsafe if it is considered to be injurious to health or unfit for human consumption.l Regulation (EC) 852/2004: these regulations lay down general hygiene requirements for all food business operators and state that:1. the layout, design and construction of food premises are to permit good food hygiene practices, including protection against contamination and, in particular, pest control.2. adequate procedures should be in place to control pests.Source: Chartered Institute of Environmental Healthlast_img read more

  • 12 Days Of Phishmas: The Proverbial “Blunt After The Stunt” On 1/1/11

    first_imgIn 2 short days, Phish will settle in at Madison Square Garden for their traditional end-of-the-year run. Phish is no stranger to the Garden, having now played the famed venue in the heart of New York City 35 times over the course of their career. From their MSG debut in 1994 to their most recent appearances at the very beginning of 2016, the storied room has played host to some of the most treasured shows in the band’s history. As we inch closer to this year’s New Year’s Run, we will be bringing you our 12 Days Of Phishmas series, highlighting a different milestone MSG Phish show each day until we all head back to the Garden on the 28th. It wasn’t easy narrowing 35 down to 12, but we think you’ll be pleased with these classics from the Phish catalog. Enjoy!On the eleventh day of Phishmas, we go back to January 1st, 2011–the day after the multicultural “Meatstick” stunt that closed out 2010. Traditionally, Phish’s New Year’s runs had built up to a climax on the 31st, with 3 sets, some extra theatrics, and a bunch of balloons and confetti to send fans on their way and satiate their appetites until the next tour. This run was the first time New Year’s Eve would not be the run’s final show, and nobody quite knew what to expect from the uncharted territory of January 1st. Could this “regular” show possibly live up to the full New Year’s spectacle the night before?The answer to that question, it turned out, was a resounding “yes,” as Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell, and Jon Fishman turned in perhaps the best performance of the run on New Year’s Day 2011. After starting off with “My Soul” and a fun “Tube” with plenty of plinko Page, the band dove into a classic “Runaway Jim” > “Foam” 1st set pairing. Fan favorite rarity “Guelah Papyrus” came next, prompting huge cheers from the New York City crowd. The “Divided Sky” that followed was a thing of beauty. While the classic tune always tugs at your heartstrings, this one packed a particularly memorable, emotional punch.With not a single dry eye left in the building after the soaring “Divided Sky”, Phish broke out the title track from their 2002 album Round Room for the first time in 140 shows, a nod to the elliptical venue as well as the handful of “Round Room” signs floating around the crowd. The band followed with “Walk Away” and “Gotta Jibboo” in quick succession, before jumping into another classic Phish composition, “Reba”. The jam from this “Reba” truly soared, and is worth a close listen to appreciate the extent of its beauty. Finally, a high-octane “Walls of the Cave” brought the first set to a close.By the time they reached the show’s second set (the 7th and final set of the run), the band and the crowd alike seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves, even more so than usual. While the set clocked in on the shorter side, each of its 6 tunes received some extra love from the band. The Talking Heads‘ “Crosseyed and Painless” got the party started–as it’s been known to do–before sliding straight into a funky “Twist”. After twisting around for nearly 10 minutes, the band once again segued smoothly into “Simple”. While this rendition may not have gone too far “out there” (aside from an interesting refrain toward the end), it was impeccably played and imbued with a glorious, celebratory energy. Ask anyone in attendance that night and they’ll agree–this was truly a special “Simple”. “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley” followed, bringing some thick funk to the already fun set.After nearly 10 minutes of funkiness, the band kicked into “Makisupa Policeman”. The reggae tune, whose lyrics change with each rendition, effectively summarized the vibe of the set, and the show as a whole, as Trey sang “I went home late last night after doing the New Year’s stunt, laid back on my couch and rolled myself a blunt” to a chorus of laughter. After all, that’s what this show was: Normally, after a long New Year’s run, you sit back on the couch with your friends, relax, spark one up, and reminisce over the grand time had by all. The only difference this year was that the New Year’s Day come-down party didn’t take place on everyone’s respective couches, but rather back at MSG, surrounded by friends, fans, and fantastically fun music. Just like the ubiquitous “cigarette after sex”, 1/1/11 was the “blunt after the stunt”, a chance for everyone to let loose and enjoy the company and the music after getting the massive production of New Year’s Eve successfully out of the way. Phish closed the set with a well-received and expertly performed “David Bowie” before continuing the relaxed, fun theme in the two-song encore by breaking out some of their favorite “toys”: Trey’s megaphone for “Fee” and Page’s keytar for “Frankenstein”.1/1/11 may not boast many deep Type-2 jams or mind-blowing bust-outs, but it perfectly served its purpose as the first ever show in the New Year’s Day slot. Phish was playing well and having a blast, and every single person inside that “round room” picked up on those vibes. This show may not top anyone’s list of “best ever” performances, but to everyone in attendance, it is remembered warmly and fondly. And sometimes, that’s all that really counts.You can enjoy full video of both sets below, courtesy of YouTube user Daniel Erem:Set 1 Set 2:Setlist: Phish | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 1/1/11Set 1: My Soul, Tube > Runaway Jim > Foam, Guelah Papyrus > Divided Sky, Round Room > Walk Away > Gotta Jibboo > Reba[1], Walls of the CaveSet 2: Crosseyed and Painless > Twist > Simple, Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley > Makisupa Policeman[2] -> David BowieEncore: Fee[3], Frankenstein[4][1] No whistling.[2] “I went home late last night after doing the New Year’s stunt, laid back on my couch and rolled myself a blunt” lyrics. “Kick drum solo.”[3] Trey sang verses through megaphone.[4] Page on keytar.This show was webcast via LivePhish. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Round Room was played for the first time since July 13, 2003 (140 shows). Twist contained Manteca quotes from Trey. Makisupa included the lyrics “I went home late last night after doing the New Year’s stunt, laid back on my couch and rolled myself a blunt” and also featured a “kick drum solo.” Frankenstein featured Page on keytar.Stay tuned over the coming days for more Phishmas! ‘Tis the season!On the eleventh day of Phishmas, a Phish phan played for me… Eleven’s January First-ing! (1/1/11)Ten Sally’s Sneakin’ (12/30/97)Nine Ladies Dancing (to Meatstick) (12/31/10)Eight No Men Landing (12/31/15)Seven Jams A-Steamin’ (12/31/11)Six Walls a-Cavin’ (12/31/02)Five Song Second Set (12/29/97)Four Light Year Jams (12/29/98)Three Phishy Decades (12/31/13)Two Sitting Legends (10/22/96) and The Gamehendge Time Factory (12/31/95)!If you’re attending the run, there are plenty of things to do in between shows. For fans of the jam, head to any of these concerts in the area for a guaranteed good time!12/28: Aqueous + Mungion @ DROM (Phish After-Party) – tickets12/30: Phan Art w/ Formula 5 @ American Beauty (Phish Pre-Party) – FREE SHOW12/30-31: Spafford & Magic Beans @ American Beauty (Phish After-Party) – ticketslast_img read more

  • Neil Young Continues To Rock After Organizers Cut Off Stage Audio At BottleRock Napa [Watch]

    first_imgNeil Young gave a new meaning to “Rockin’ In The Free World” during his headlining performance at Northern California’s BottleRock Napa festival over the weekend. Young and his band were nearing the end of their set on Saturday night when festival organizers directed their sound team to pull the plug on the audio coming from the stage PA in order to keep the event’s strict 10 p.m. curfew. Thankfully for fans, Young and company were determined to finish what they startedRelated: Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis Reschedules Show So He Can Go See Neil YoungAccording to reports, Young and his band were in the middle of performing their final song of the evening, “Rockin’ In The Free World”, when the sound coming out of the main stage P.A. was abruptly cut off. Fans appeared to be having a great time singing along to the classic rock anthem with Young and his band prior to the sudden ending of the live audio. Young could even be seen raising a glass in celebration while the crowd cheered on towards the latter half of the song’s 10-minute performance.Shortly after the moment of celebration, however, one of Young’s stage managers hustled onto the stage to whisper in the guitarist’s ear, possibly warning him of the impending audio shutdown. That didn’t seem to deter Young, who immediately stepped right back up to his mic to start back into the song’s chorus. The sound was cut off just a few seconds later, but the band kept playing on through their stage amps with vocal help from the singing audience.Watch the entire final performance of “Rockin’ In The Free World” below.Neil Young – “Rockin’ In The Free World” – 5/25/2019[Video: Brian Shields]Fans and festival goers will remember back in 2017 at BottleRock when the Foo Fighters‘ headlining set was also cut short due to the festival’s curfew.Other artists who performed at the event on Saturday included Pharrell Williams, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Gary Clark Jr., Juanes, and Cyprus Hill, to name a few.[H/T Huffington Post]last_img read more

  • HMX Fundamentals goes public

    first_img Read Full Story Charting new territory in online medical education, Harvard Medical School has launched for the first time an online program for aspiring clinicians as well as the general public.The certificate program, called HMX Fundamentals, offers coursework in four foundational subjects: physiology, immunology, genetics and biochemistry.Get more HMS news hereOffering wider access to the knowledge and acumen of some of HMS’s top physician-scientists, the program is open to students of all ages. Incoming HMS students have used the courses to prepare for the school’s demanding curriculum, but HMX courses are designed for any students considering or beginning health care careers who want a preview of medical school instruction, or for individuals training for nursing, pharmacy and physician assistant programs.“With this program, I have access to the high level of knowledge and education that I need to pursue a career in medicine,” said Celeste Barker, a current undergraduate at Bucknell University and an HMX student.The program, HMS leaders said, represents the democratization of medical education.The HMX Fundamentals program is now accepting applications for its inaugural summer course, which begins June 20. The application window for the summer courses remains open through May 30.For a single HMX Fundamentals course, tuition is $800; for a pair of HMX Fundamentals courses (either HMX Immunology and HMX Genetics or HMX Physiology and HMX Biochemistry), combined tuition is $1,000; for all four HMX Fundamentals courses, combined tuition is $1,800. Partial scholarships are available on a limited basis.For more information and application details, visit onlinelearning.hms.harvard.edu/hmx.last_img read more

  • Italy’s Conte: Draghi’s new government should be political

    first_imgROME (AP) — As Mario Draghi tries to secure lawmakers’ backing to govern Italy, the nation’s outgoing leader is warning the former European Central Bank chief against forming a Cabinet of “technocrats.” Caretaker Premier Giuseppe Conte on Thursday said he had a  “very open” talk a day with Draghi, shortly after Italy’s president asked the banking expert to try to form a government to replace Conte’s collapsed coalition. Draghi must win confidence votes in Parliament before he can govern. Conte said Italy’s pandemic-fueled health and economic emergencies “require a political response” and can’t be entrusted to technocrats. Conte’s appeal might inspire the splintering, populist 5-Star Movement that anchored his government to back Draghi.last_img read more

  • State Health Officials Easing Nursing Home Visitor Ban Starting Wednesday

    first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: PixabayJAMESTOWN – Some nursing home facilities in New York State will soon be able to allow visitors once again.Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says nursing homes and long-term care facilities without any new coronavirus cases among residents and staffers in the last 28 days can allow limited visits starting Wednesday.Under new guidelines, residents can have visits from up to two people at a time, and visitors must undergo temperature checks, wear face masks, keep 6 feet away from residents during the visit and at least one of the visitors must be 18 years of age.Additionally, no more than 10% of residents can have visitors at any one time, and the state’s rules limit visitation to outdoor areas, weather permitting. Otherwise, visitation can be allowed inside a “well-ventilated space” with up to 10 socially distanced individuals wearing face coverings. The department says the state’s policy follows federal guidance and is limited to nursing homes without staffing shortages that have tested all residents. Nursing homes that allow visitors are required to send visitation plans to the state.About 150 of the more than 600 nursing homes in New York could qualify to open up to visitors. Roughly 500 nursing homes had reported COVID-19 cases among staffers in June, according to recently released data from the state, which doesn’t release data about the number of cases at individual nursing homes.The nursing home visitation ban first started in March in an attempt to protect the state’s most vulnerable population.The Associated Press contributed to this report.last_img read more

  • Man Busted With Forged Registration, Inspection, And License Plates

    first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Stock image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.CARROLLTON – A Cattaraugus County man is facing several charges after New York State Police say he was busted with forged Licenses Plates, Inspection and Registration during a traffic stop over the weekend.Troopers stopped 34-year-old Marshall Jacobs, of Steamburg, on South Nine Mile Road in the Town of Carrollton on Saturday.Police say during an inspection of his vehicle they allegedly discovered two forged New York State Registration Plates, a forged inspection certificate and a 30-day temporary registration plate in Jacobs’ vehicle.The man is charged with three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He was arraigned in Cattaraugus County Court and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail pending a hearing in the case.last_img read more

  • Los Monologos de la Vagina Opens Off-Broadway

    first_img Related Shows Del Castillo, Vale and María will appear in the show through June 1. As previously reported, Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega, Maria Cellario and Flor de Liz Perez will step in beginning June 3. View Comments Based on interviews with a diverse group of women—from a Long Island antique dealer to a Bosnian refugee—The Vagina Monologues brazenly explores the humor, power, pain, wisdom, outrage, mystery and excitement hidden in vaginas. The original production played over 1300 performances from 1999 to 2003 at the Westside Theatre. Directed by Jaime Matarredonna, Los Monólogos de la Vagina is modeled after the current Mexico City production, now in its 14th year. Las vaginas are back! Los Monólogos de la Vagina, a Spanish version of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, opens on May 18 at the Westside Theatre, the show’s original off-Broadway home. The current cast includes Kate del Castillo, Angélica Vale and Vale’s mother, Angélica María. Los Monologos de la Vagina Show Closed This production ended its run on June 15, 2014last_img read more

  • Watch Trailer for Misty Copeland’s A Ballerina’s Tale

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