Chair of Mathematics

first_imgNorth Carolina School of Science and Mathematics –Morganton Campus seeks a Chair ofMathematicsClick here to view positionprofile: Morganton, NorthCarolina The Position:The mathematics departmentoffers a wide variety of challenging courses. As nationallyrecognized experts in mathematical modeling and other practices,faculty encourage students to think deeply about the mathematicalconcepts they learn and to apply those concepts to real-worldsituations. The founding faculty of the Durham campus are regardedas iconic figures among alumni, and this position as a foundingfaculty leader of the brand new NCSSM-Morganton campus will help toshape the unique culture of this new learning community for decadesto come.Responsibilities:Collaborate with leadership and faculty across NCSSM’s tworesidential campuses and Online program to develop and deliver aninnovative, challenging academic curriculum, with a special focuson interdisciplinary courses and experiences.Work with the dean to provide effective leadership andsupervision for the mathematics department at NCSSM-Morganton,supervising approximately 8 faculty members, chairing departmentalmeetings, and participating in Board of Trustees, Foundation Boardof Directors, and Instructional Council meetings.Handle departmental personnel oversight, including hiring,monitoring, and evaluating faculty and staff work plans,self-appraisals, and improvement plans, and ensuring classcoverage, etc.Contribute to budgeting and purchasing and otherwise supportday-to-day activities.Develop and teach innovative and engaging courses in NCSSM’sresidential and online programs, with a focus on interdisciplinarystudies, with an initial course load of 1 per semester, increasingto 2 per semester in year 3 when campus startup duties havelessened. Qualifications:Master’s degree in a related academic field.Teaching experience in a related field, preferably withhigh-achieving secondary students or with undergraduates;experience or training for teaching a diverse studentpopulation.Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonalskills. Preferred skills and abilities:Experience with supervision or evaluation of teaching faculty,budgeting and spending, and the use of educational technology todeliver online and/or residential courses.Experience teaching courses in precalculus, calculus,statistics, data science, and/or additional undergraduate levelmath courses with a focus on solving real-world problems throughstudent-centered instruction.Experience or interest in presenting at local/nationalconferences and providing professional development opportunitiesfor high school teachers.  Click here to see formal job announcement for additionaldetails. About the Institution:North CarolinaSchool of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a world-class publichigh school with statewide reach empowering students with theskills and knowledge to design their own future. Specializing inscience, technology, engineering, and math, and embracing the finearts and humanities, it challenges 680 talented high school juniorsand seniors from across North Carolina through a residentialprogram on its historic campus in Durham—and beginning in 2022, ona new second campus being built in Morganton that will serve 300more residential students. NCSSM’s extensive online program andsummer offerings extend its impact to every corner of the state andto hundreds more students annually. NCSSM embraces diversity,equity, and inclusion, and seeks to recruit employees who sharethese same values. The residential program intentionally admitshalf male and half female students, and NCSSM opens itslife-changing opportunities to students from all economiccircumstances across the state from urban, rural, and suburbancommunities. Attending is free of cost for tuition, books, room,and board. To learn more:  Founded in 1980 as the first school of its kind, NCSSM hasbecome the model for 18 such specialized schools around the globeand is a member of the 17-institution University of North CarolinaSystem. Its 11,000-plus alumni include local and global leaders inmedicine, technology, commerce, education, and the arts—a communityof problem solvers who build a brighter future. The newNCSSM-Morganton campus will focus on the booming fields of datascience and artificial intelligence, preparing the leaders oftomorrow to navigate a future driven by data and machine learning,with emphasis on the humanistic implications and ethical use ofthese tools. Faculty at NCSSM become part of a close-knit campus communitywith colleagues, with students in residence alongside communitycoordinators, and with student life staff. The resources (includinga brand-new campus), academics, and extracurricular opportunitiesrival those of private boarding schools—but with a public schoolmission. NCSSM enjoys unique curricular freedom, encouragingfaculty creativity and innovation not possible at most highschools. In Morganton, students and faculty will learn alongsideindustry and educational leaders, with access to cutting-edgetechnologies and learning labs as part of NCSSM’s hallmarkholistic, interdisciplinary education featuring arts and thehumanities, including NCSSM’s use of the American Studies approachto teaching history and literature intandem. Why Consider the Opportunity:Public school, public service values: As apublic school, NCSSM extends opportunities to students in everycorner of North Carolina for the betterment of the state.Salary: To recruit top educators, NCSSM is ina multi-year process of raising its faculty salaries to becompetitive with the highest paying public high school systems inthe state.Resources: In addition to generous publicfunding, NCSSM raises millions in private gifts each year throughits NCSSM Foundation to further the mission of the school, withfunding and endowment earnings supporting each academic department,students with financial needs, participation in academiccompetitions, and more.Professional opportunities: The school offersfunding for conference and other professional travel andprofessional development opportunities, including taking freecourses in the UNC System.Academic freedom: Curricular freedom, no statestandardized testing, and the support for faculty to publishoriginal research (only if desired).Interdisciplinary innovation: Many coursesintegrate more than one disciplinary approach, such ascryptography, data science, and biocalculus.Leadership role: The chair will organize andlead colleagues in its discipline in Morganton and work closelywith the dean based in Durham.Motivated, talented students: Academicallytalented students have competed for the opportunity to attend andhave persuaded their families they are ready to leave home and liveindependently as high school juniors and as a rule are engaged,curious learners.Collaborative student body: NCSSM eschewsclass ranks and valedictorians and encourages students tocollaborate and support one another rather than compete.Small class size: Typical math courses contain20 students.Quality of life: Close professional and schoolcommunity, low cost of living, friendly community atmosphere,outdoor recreational opportunities, and accessible traveldestinations. To Apply:Confidential review ofapplications will begin immediately and continue until the positionis filled; parties who apply before or by May 31, 2021 willbe given first consideration. Interested candidates shouldsubmit a resume and letter of interest. To apply online, go to: For more information or to offer recommendations ornominations:Arasi Adkins,MASenior ConsultantSummit SearchSolutions, Inc.Direct: (336) [email protected] NCSSM is an EEO/eVerify/VEVRAA EmployerNCSSMinvites and welcomes all applications for employment within theinstitution. NCSSM is an equal opportunity and affirmative actionemployer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to race, color, national origin,religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexualorientation, genetic information, status as an individual with adisability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are anindividual with disabilities requiring accommodations in theapplication and interview process, please contact NCSSM at (919)416-2662.last_img read more

Senate money bills coming together

first_imgby Anne Galloway The Senate is one day closer to finalizing the all-important money bills that are crucial to government spending ‘and adjournment. The $5 billion state budget has been finalized, and the miscellaneous tax bill is nearly complete.The Senate Finance Committee had not yet voted out the miscellaneous tax bill Tuesday evening, but earlier in the day, lawmakers had agreed to a number of crucial items in the soup-to-nuts legislation that resets tax priorities for the state each year.The panel is considering a 2 cent increase to the statewide property tax to cover a decline in the grand list value of real estate and a slight increase in school spending.Hereâ s what the Senate Finance Committee agreed to:A one-year moratorium on the cloud computing tax. Companies that use software as a service, or remotely hosted software, will get a reprieve from the 6 percent sales tax on the service until the next legislative session. In addition, businesses that paid the tax from 2006 through 2011 will receive a refund. The cost of returning money to taxpayers is roughly $1.9 million.A $5 million â generation’tax on Vermont Yankee. The state would put $2.9 million toward the Education Fund and $2.1 million in the Clean Energy Development Fund, a grant, loan and tax subsidy program for renewable energy which is nearly depleted.A $3,000 cap on the renter rebate program.Expect to see an amendment from Sen. Dick McCormack, D-Windsor, that would allow child-care providers to unionize. The senator from Bethel, believes the right to collective bargaining is fundamental, and he has put together a one-page provision that he hopes to tack onto the miscellaneous tax bill.The Senate Appropriations Committee is poised to adopt a $1.3 billion General Fund Budget and total government expenditures of $5 billion for fiscal year 2013. Last yearâ s budget was $1.233 billion in General Fund spending and $4.71 billion total. The growth rate year over year is 5.4 percent for the General Fund and 6.3 percent for the overall expenditure.Sen. Jane Kitchel. VTD/Josh LarkinSen. Jane Kitchel compared the budgeting process, especially federal cuts, to â sitting on a cactus and trying to figure out which spine is hurting you the most.âShe explained in a caucus on Tuesday that the percentage increases can be attributed to four main factors:A loss of $20.5 million in federal Medicaid matching funds, as a result of Vermontâ s strong employment and other good economic indicators.A $14 million increase in retirement costs for teachers and state employees.The 3 percent to 5 percent salary increases for state employees, or about $13.6 millionThe loss of the Tobacco Fund money, which would have contributed $6 million to the bottom line.The main takeaway, however, has to do with future General Fund surpluses. The Senate Appropriations Committee is proposing to send back half of any General Fund surplus monies to homestead property taxpayers in a refund.The House had set aside that same pot of money to rebase the Education Fund, which permanently lost $27.5 million when the Legislature reduced the General Fund transfer to the Education Fund.Kitchel said â just putting the money in the Ed Fund doesnâ t guarantee any relief to Vermont property taxpayers,’and she advocated for the refund.Several senators, including Sen. Bob Hartwell, D-Bennington, object to the refund.â This is a short-term feel good fix,’Hartwell said. â I disagree that putting more money in Education Fund wonâ t help property taxpayers.âThe question, Sen. Mark McDonald, said is which taxpayers would an increase in the General Fund transfer to the Ed Fund help. He believes that more money would go to second homeowners and businesses as a result.The Appropriations bill also includes:$300,000 in legal assistance for homeowners facing foreclosure from the Vermont Attorney Generalâ s national mortgage settlement;$1.1 million in carryforward money for the Choices for Care program, which helps elderly Vermonters stay in their homes and prevents them from going to nursing homes;Sets aside an additional $350,000 for substance abuse programs;Invests $175,000 in youth services, including the guardian ad litem program ($50,000) and Boys and Girls State ($10,000)$5.1 million for a total of $7 million to cover costs associated with cuts to federal programs;$500,000 for the working landscape bill (the House budgeted substantially more)$650,000 for an affordable mobile home owner program.The Big Bill has $68 million in budget reserves, not including $16 million in human services caseload reserve monies.The budget gap projection for fiscal year 2014 is between $5 million and $44 million. During the Great Recession, the gap was hundreds of millions of dollars each year, and most of the difference was made up by federal stimulus funds and reductions to state spending. April 24, 2012 vtdigger.orglast_img read more

Difficulty processing speech may be an effect of dyslexia — not a cause

first_imgShare Pinterest The cognitive skills used to learn how to ride a bike may be the key to a more accurate understanding of developmental dyslexia. And, they may lead to improved interventions.Carnegie Mellon University scientists investigated how procedural learning – how we acquire skills and habits such as riding a bike – impacts how individuals with dyslexia learn speech sound categories. Published in Cortex, Lori Holt and Yafit Gabay found for the first time that learning complex auditory categories through procedural learning is impaired in dyslexia. This means that difficulty processing speech may be an effect of dyslexia, not its cause.“Most research on the cause of dyslexia has focused on neurological impairments in processing speech sounds that make up words, and how dyslexic individuals have difficulty learning how to map visual letters to those sounds when they are learning to read,” said Holt, professor of psychology in CMU’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). “Our finding that procedural learning is impaired in dyslexia is important because it links observations of procedural learning deficits in dyslexia, which are not language-specific, with the phonological impairments so typical of dyslexia.” To determine procedural learning’s role in processing speech sounds, adults with dyslexia and a control group played a video game. Holt developed the game and previously used it to show that it engages procedural learning of speech and non-speech sounds among listeners who do not have dyslexia.While navigating through a three-dimensional outer space-themed environment, listeners heard novel complex nonspeech “warble” sounds that they had never before encountered. The object of the game was to shoot and capture alien characters. Each of the four visually distinctive aliens was associated with a different sound category defined by multiple, somewhat variable, sounds. As participants moved throughout the game, game play speed increased and encouraged players to rely more on aliens’ sounds to guide navigation.The results showed that the participants with dyslexia were significantly poorer than the control group at learning the sound categories that corresponded with the different aliens and generalizing their learning to new sounds introduced after the game.“Auditory training has already shown promise in remediating phonological and reading skills in dyslexia. Understanding the nature of how procedural learning deficits interact with auditory category learning in dyslexia will direct evidence-based approaches to the next generation of dyslexia interventions,” Holt said. Share on Facebookcenter_img LinkedIn Email Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Lear Elects Matt Simoncini CEO; Bob Rossiter to Step Down After 40 Years of Service

first_imgSOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Lear Corp. has announced that Matt Simoncini, senior vice president and chief financial officer, has been elected CEO and president effective Sept. 1. Simoncini also will join Lear’s board of directors on Sept. 1. In his new role, Simoncini will be responsible for the strategic direction and operational leadership of the company. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Simoncini succeeds Bob Rossiter, who will step down as CEO, president and a director of Lear, also on Sept. 1. Rossiter will remain in an advisory role until May 2012 to assist with the transition. “Bob has been an exceptional leader and a driving force in building Lear Corp. into a world-class global enterprise with nearly $14 billion in annual sales and 200 facilities in 35 countries supported by 93,000 employees,” said Henry D. G. Wallace, non-executive chairman. “Bob fostered a culture of the highest business integrity, industry-leading customer service and support of the communities where Lear does business. On behalf of Lear’s Board of Directors and its customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders, I want to sincerely thank Bob for his dedicated service.”   “I have been involved in the CEO succession process with the board and I am very supportive of the selection of Matt Simoncini to succeed me,” said Rossiter. “I have worked closely with Matt over the years and I am confident that I am turning over Lear to very capable hands.” “Matt has worked at Lear and its predecessor companies for 15 years in positions of increasing responsibility, including a tour of duty in Europe. He is passionate about the business and he is an inspirational leader. Matt is very knowledgeable about Lear’s global operations, customers, products and employees, and he exemplifies the company’s core values of integrity, quality and customer service. He successfully led the company’s financial restructuring and has been instrumental in repositioning Lear for long-term success. Matt has been an exceptional chief financial officer, has led the company’s strategic planning efforts and he is now ready to assume the role as chief executive officer,” added Wallace.Advertisement Currently, Simoncini is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Lear Corp., a role he has held since September 2007. As SVP and CFO, he is responsible for Lear’s global finance operations, including external financial reporting, corporate business planning and analysis, corporate strategy and business development as well as information technology activities worldwide. In August 2006, he was named senior vice president of global finance and chief accounting officer where he was responsible for Lear’s worldwide operational finance, accounting and financial reporting. Prior to that, he was vice president of global finance, a position he had held since June 2004. Simoncini also served as Lear’s vice president of finance – Europe, as well as holding the vice president of Finance position for Lear’s Electrical & Electronics business and DaimlerChrysler division. Simoncini joined Lear from United Technologies Automotive (UTA) in April 1996 as director of finance for the Motors Division, with responsibility for the financial activities of the business unit. At the time of Lear’s acquisition of UTA, Simoncini was director of financial planning and analysis. Previous to UTA, Simoncini held financial and manufacturing positions with Varity Kelsey Hayes and Horizon Enterprises, including chief financial officer of Kelsey Hayes’ European Operations. Simoncini began his career at Touche Ross and is a certified public accountant.Advertisement “Lear is truly a great company, and I am honored to have been elected as CEO. Bob is leaving the company in a very strong competitive position, with positive earnings momentum, the best team in the industry and significant cash resources to fund future growth. I look forward to continuing to deliver superior quality and customer service and to sustaining Lear’s positive momentum,” Simoncini commented. Born and raised in Detroit, Simoncini earned a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. In addition to his responsibilities at Lear, he is a trustee for VIP Mentoring and also a member of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan Campaign Committee.last_img read more

King Sturge signs top trio for City surge

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“Are you breathing…Dominica?”

first_img Tweet The Discover Dominica Authority has released a new video to assist in its marketing thrust of the island.“Are you breathing Dominica?” which was produced by LINK International Productions, features aspects of health and wellness which Dominica offers.“We wanted to do one [promotional video] for the health and wellness niche so this is the product that we have come up,” Chief Executive Officer of the Discover Dominica Authority, Colin Piper explained.“Are you breathing Dominica?” is the third promotional video done to market the island, two of which were done by LINK International Productions.The video was also launched to coincide with Health and Wellness Month which was being observed during the month of September.[youtube][/youtube]It was produced by LINK International Productions, directed by Timothy Speaks Fishleigh, Co-Writer & Producer: Jessica Canham.Special thanks have been extended to the Rosalie Bay Resort, Papillote Wilderness Retreat, Citrus Creek Plantation, Secret Bay, The Glam Spa, Fort Young Hotel and Screws Sulphur Spa.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews “Are you breathing…Dominica?” by: – October 1, 2012 Share 25 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Granite City Lumberjacks Down North Iowa

first_img 360p The Granite City Lumberjacks downed the North Iowa Bulls 2-1 in overtime Thursday night in game 1 of the NA3HL West Division Championship series.  Riley Bengston scored the game-winning goal in overtime and Trevor Ness scored in regulation for the Lumberjacks.  Game 2 of the best of 3 series will take place tonight at Sports Arena East in Sauk Rapids at 7:30.Game 3 if necessary will take place Sunday night at 5:00. About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) 1/1 About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD 720p HDlast_img read more

Connacht Rugby announce new signing

first_imgConnacht Rugby have announced the signing of 29 year old prop Paddy McAllister from English Premiership side Gloucester. McAllister joined Gloucester from Aurillac in France having previously made 44 appearances for his native Ulster. He has played for Ireland at Schools, U19 & U20 level. Announcing the signing, Connacht Forwards Coach Jimmy Duffy said: “We are delighted to announce that Paddy McAllister will be joining Connacht at the beginning of next season. Paddy is a powerful scrummager and strong ball carrier. He is a player that I have been impressed with and I think he will be a good addition to our squad next season.” Commenting on the move to Connacht, Paddy McAllister said; “I am delighted to sign for Connacht and hugely looking forward to joining the squad next season. There is no doubt that Connacht are a team on the rise. There is huge excitement surrounding Connacht at the moment both on and off the field and I hope to contribute to that from next season. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the players, staff and supporters of Gloucester for their support during my time with the club and for my family for their continued support.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway hurling selector Fergal Healy on OTL

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway hurling selector Fergal Healy joined Gerry Murphy, Sean Walsh and George McDonagh on Over the Line this week to talk about the senior squad’s current training regime during the Lockdown and the prospect of any action at club or county level this year…last_img

Upcoming Conference: Israel team hosts “Life After Death…Using Intel vPro Technology”

first_imgBreak – Refreshments & Networking – Sponsors HW and/or SW  booths , Video Taping 13:15 13:50 Customer testimonial – Bank LeumiLeumi’s rep + Nadav Yedvab Start Time 13:15 Opening words: Sinai Bareket Intel’s Digital office 5 years Vision – Rob Crooke Track #2 What’s in it for the Enterprise , Service providers & Telcos ? Avalon SW – Demo with vProJonathan Maresky + Avalon Rep 12:20 Track #3 vPro hands-on Lab Track 8:00 vPro manageability: Microsoft SCCM and vPro + Win7 wireless + demo kitTamir Peleg + Avi Shitrit   (MSFT) 9:00 Target Audience:IT integrators (Ness, Matrix, Malam etc)Telcos (Bezeq International, One, 013)Verticals:  IT industry leaders in Health, Academics, Army, government etc.Israeli / regional ISVs 9:00 About the speakers:Daniel Hershkovitz – Israel Minister of Science and Technology. Professor of Mathematics (Technion).David Tuhy – General Manager, Platform Products and Technical Marketing Division, Business Client Group, Digital Enterprise GroupRobert Crooke – Vice president and General Manager of the Business Client Group (BCG). He is responsible for directing Intel’s vision for delivering innovative business client solutions.Yishai Fraenkel – Manager of Israel SW design center in Jerusalem. Co-manager the overall Client Component Group Firmware organizationSinai Bareket – GM Sales and Marketing group – Country manager Israel Greece and Cyprus.Conference Agenda 9:15 Have you ever faced the “blue screen of death”? Have you ever watched your laptop or PC get stuck, when the only solution is to reboot and lose all your data? Want to know how you can save power, save money and move towards “Greener IT”? Wondering how you can protect your valuable data after a laptop is stolen? Round 1 – KVM, SOL/IDER repair, Sentry Peak- Your enhanced bank   transactionsItamar Sharoni / Eli Kuperman  /   Moshe Valency Partners:Intel, Microsoft, Checkpoint, Avalon, SysAid, Support Space, Aternity, Malam teamOEMs – HP, Lenovo, Dell, AcerPITA – Palestinian IT Association 10:50 14:30 15:25 10:30 Platform and Services on the same packageLearn about Intel Service-oriented Technology coupled with our Silicon, Firmware and drivers. Hear more about Intel’s new concept Platform Extension Service (PES) – “Driver in the cloud”. Enjoy new services through ISV and Outsourced Service Providers, Intel Resellers, Retail and Telcos. Tracks’ Panel discussion – 10 Years vision – Cloud computing, Google’s   new Chrome OS, Intel’s Moblin and Intel’s vPro. How will these play along?   (with participation of  MSFT, Google,   PITA, and G.HO.S.T  – Yehuda Konfrtes – Host, Rob Crooke (Intel), Noam Nissan (Google), TBD   (MSFT), Zvi Schreiber (GHOST)Q & A with the audience 14:30 10:05 15:25 11:05 What is Intel® vPro™ Technology?Laptop and desktop PCs with Intel® vPro™ technology enable IT to take advantage of hardware-assisted security and manageability capabilities that enhance their ability to maintain, manage, and protect their business PCs. Networking – Sponsors HW and/or SW  + Booth 11:40center_img 10::50 Then this conference is for you! Gathering and Registration 11:05 10:30 Future direction for Israeli hi-tech, Chief Scientist  and Intel – Prof Daniel Hershkovitz   (Minister of science and technology) vPro adoption at Intel IT – Gal   Eylon End time 11:45 End time 15:45 Intel® Upgrade Service (IUS): Flexibility to add additional features to a PC after purchase via remote upgrade. Intel’s Manageability Engine (ME) provides unique opportunity to “sell up” from a low-end system to a flexible upgradeable system.Intel® Remote PC Assist Technology (RPAT): Maintain or restore PC health by remotely servicing a desktop PC over the internet.Provides Out-of-Band support over the internet at a low cost of entry.Intel® Anti-Theft Technology: PC Protection (Intel® AT): Provides hardware-based client-side intelligence to secure your laptop if it is lost or stolen.HW-based capabilities provide greater data security, privacy and higher tamper-resistance. Biz cards Raffle :   Netbook.Prize  + Day summary Round 2 – KVM, SOL/IDER repair, Sentry Peak- Your enhanced bank   transactionsItamar Sharoni / Eli Kuperman  /   Moshe Valency vPro Security: Checkpoint Story + demoDori Eldar + Checkpoint speaker 14:45 Day’s agenda Life after death using… Intel’s vPro    – Yishai Frankel Intel Anti-Theft solutionMichael Berger and Ofir Haun 9:45 13:55 12:20 Remote PC Assist Technology (RPAT) Gilad Gitlin and Guy Itzhaki 9:45 Track #1 What can ISV offer for your vPro machine? 14:45 Monday, September 14, 2009Airport city – Avenue ballroom Intel’s Services adventure – David Tuhy 10:05 9:15 Start Time Forward looking – SDK Taste from the future – Green IT, KVM etcDan Alloun / Zvi Voldavsky Lunch & Networking – Sponsors HW and/or SW  + Boothlast_img read more