Measurements of NOx emissions from the Antarctic snowpack

first_imgIt has been shown that NOx is produced photochemically within the snowpack of polar regions. If emitted to the atmosphere, this process could be a major source of NOx in remote snowcovered regions. We report here on measurements made at the German Antarctic station, Neumayer, during austral summer 1999, aimed at detecting and quantifying emissions of NOx from the surface snow. Gradients of NOx measured, and fluxes calculated using local meteorology measurements. On the 2 days of flux measurements, the derived fluxes showed continual release from the snow surface, varying between ∼0 and 3 × 108 molecs/cm²/s. When not subject to turbulence, the variation was coincident with the uv diurnal cycle, suggesting rapid release once photochemically produced. Scaling the diurnal average of Feb. 7th (1.3 × 108 molecs/cm²/s) suggests an annual emission over Antarctica of the order 0.0076TgN.last_img read more

Assistant Professor of School Psychology

first_imgResponsibilitiesSpecific duties and responsibilities will include: teaching ninecredit hours per semester of graduate coursework as well assupervision of doctoral dissertation committees. Reductions inteaching load may be considered where special research,supervision, professional or administrative responsibilities exist.Faculty will be expected to engage in graduate student recruitmentand advising and participate in a collegial manner in the life ofthe University.RequirementsWe seek candidates with an earned doctorate (by August 2021) froman APA-accredited doctoral program in School Psychology or closelyrelated field. Assistant Professor candidates will demonstrateinitial evidence of effective teaching and an aptitude forconducting and mentoring research activities. We are open toconsidering candidates with all areas of expertise within schoolpsychology, but successful candidates will have a clearly expresseddesire to contribute to the program and university’s mission fortraining practitioner-scientists. Applicants with state license forindependent practice or whom are seeking licensure are preferred.Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged toapply.About the ProgramAlfred’s School Psychology program was one of the first in thecountry. For more than 50 years, Alfred has prepared professionalschool psychologists for practice in schools and related child andfamily settings. The School Psychology program features a combinedspecialist-level program, approved by NASP, and a doctorate(Psy.D.) program, accredited by APA. The School Psychology programis student-focused and aims to prepare professionals for appliedschool psychology practice in schools and other child- andfamily-oriented settings.The School Psychology program is part of Alfred University’s Schoolof Graduate & Continuing Studies, which is comprised of threedivisions: Campus Graduate Programs, External Graduate Programs andExternal Undergraduate Programs. The campus graduate divisioncontains programs in School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling,School Psychology, College Student Development and Education.About Alfred UniversityFounded in 1836, Alfred University is a private institution, thefirst co-educational college in the United States where women andmen were offered the same academic programs. Alfred’s enrollmentincludes approximately 1,600 undergraduate and 150 fulltime and 500part-time graduate students. More than 50 academic and residentialbuildings are found on Alfred’s 232- acre campus with another400-acres of nearby recreational land. Alfred University offers atotal academic immersion experience to its students with a typicalstudent to faculty ratio of 13:1 across our 40 undergraduate majorsand programs with an average class size of 18. Alfred is comprisedof the College of Business, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences,Division of Performing Arts, Inamori School of Engineering, Schoolof Art & Design and the School of Graduate and ContinuingStudies.How to ApplyApplication material must include: The School of Graduate & Continuing Studies at AlfredUniversity is delighted to announce the opening of a full-timetenure track position in School Psychology at the AssistantProfessor level to begin in August of 2021. Information about thehighly acclaimed programs within our division can be found at Priority will be given to those who apply before March 1, 2021, butapplications received after this date will continue to beconsidered until the position is filled. If you are unable to applyonline, please send to: Alfred University, Human Resources, OneSaxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802. For inquiries regarding theposition, please contact Dr. Lynn O’Connell, professor and co-chairof the search committee at [email protected] .Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equalemployment opportunity, and will not discriminate against anyemployee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color,sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physicalor mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status,domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status,political affiliation or any other characteristic protected byapplicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women areencouraged to apply.center_img Letter of interestCurriculum vitaeCourse evaluations where availableNames, titles and contact information for three professionalreferenceslast_img read more

Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled for this Weekend

first_img The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, May 05, 2017 from 11:00 pm until 2:00 am. Law enforcement officers from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, the Evansville Police Department and the Indiana State Police will join together to conduct this checkpoint.The location for Friday’s checkpoint was chosen based on local traffic collision data. Analysis of data captured in April of 2017 indicated that several geographical areas within Vanderburgh County accounted for a disproportionately high number of reported hit and run crashes. The upcoming checkpoint will be located within one of those areas. Hit and run crashes are often the result of impaired drivers who try to avoid arrest by fleeing the scene.The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership conducts sobriety checkpoints in an effort to detect and deter impaired drivers (thereby reducing the occurrence of alcohol and drug related traffic crashes). Funding for local sobriety checkpoint operations is provided by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) through a grant from the National HighFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Nairn’s, Maryland and Pukka roll out new bakery products

first_imgSource: Nairn’sNairn’sNairn’s has unveiled a Spicy Oatcakes sub-range comprising Peri Peri and Cheese & Smoky Chipotle variants.The oatcakes contain wholegrain oats and are high in fibre, said the firm.Suitable for vegetarians, they contain no added sugar, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.Consumers can find the Spicy Oatcakes in Morrisons Scotland and Nairn’s online shop, while Asda will roll out the oatcakes from November. Source: SparSparSpar is extending its food-to-go range with three new products which it said are designed to drive sales and increase customer retention.The new own label products include Ham & Cheese and Chicken & Stuffing rolls (£3.25/each) as well as a Mini Lemon Drizzle Cake (90p).“Having a range of fresh, on trend and seasonally relevant products available in our Spar stores is really important when attracting customers. We are going to continue with our own label new product development programme as breakfast on the move and the UK snacking market grows,” said David Wright, brand manager at Spar UK. Source: MarylandMarylandBurton’s Biscuits has expanded its Maryland range with an orange-flavoured cookie, The Jaffanator.Available for an rsp of £1.30, the cookie combines a citrus taste and chocolate chips.“As the autumn period approaches, the orange and chocolate flavour combination is a classic taste to get you feeling cosy and prepared for the cooler months and festivities to come,” said Kate Needham, marketing director at Burton’s Biscuits.The Jaffanator is available from Sainsbury’s and Home Bargains, as well as Lidl from 8 October and Asda from 7 November. Source: MarylandNairn’s, Maryland and Pukka are among the bakery brands to unveil new products.Delifrance and Spar have also extended their bakery ranges in recent weeks, with NPD including viennoiserie made with a blend of butter and margarine as well as own label sandwiches.Here’s what’s new to the UK bakery aisles and foodservice counters:center_img Source: PukkaPukkaThe pie brand has launched a Just For Two sharing range, with Steak & Red Wine; Chicken, Ham & Leek; and Vintage Cheddar & Leek variants.Designed for two people to share, the new pies will target shoppers seeking something a little more special, said the firm.Available for an rsp of £3, all three recipes feature Pukka’s signature golden puff pastry.“We’ve found that sharing pies can sometimes cause confusion amongst shoppers around how many people should be tucking in. That’s why we’ve made it clear that these pies are meant for two people to enjoy – through the name of the range, an on-pack ‘New for 2’ flash and novel illustrations to demonstrate ways the pies can be split – whether that can be a nice and precise 50:50, or a bigger slice 75:25,” said Rachel Cranston, head of marketing at Pukka.The Pukka Just For Two range will hit Sainsbury’s shelves from 23 September, followed by Morrisons on 12 October. Source: DelifranceDelifranceThe bakery supplier is now offering its Smart Blend viennoiserie range in the UK.It is set to support operators looking for a high quality but affordable option, Delifrance said, as it is made with a combination of butter and margarine.The Smart Blend range includes croissants, pains au chocolat, pains aux raisins, a range of filled croissants and a mini classic pastry mix.“With operators across the country looking to reduce prices without sacrificing quality, Delifrance is proud to offer the Smart Blend to hotels, cafes and wholesalers as a more affordable alternative that still delivers high standards expected of Delifrance products,” said Stephanie Brillouet, marketing director at Delifrance.last_img read more

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New initiative for better teaching

first_imgHarvard’s ambitious new initiative to spark innovative teaching and learning kicked off with a daylong conference on Friday that drew together authorities and scholars from the University and beyond to debate, discuss, and share ideas in the field.The inaugural conference was part of the Harvard Initiative for Learning & Teaching (HILT), a University-wide presidential initiative launched through a $40 million gift from Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser, aimed at catalyzing innovation in higher learning.“What we hope to ask and answer with HILT is how can we fully embrace all the possibilities before us as teachers and learners, how can we make constant discovery and renewal a part of every teacher’s life, and, as we experiment, how can we best evaluate what is successful and then sustain and scale it?” said Harvard President Drew Faust during opening remarks for the conference at the Northwest Science Building.Other early initiative-supported projects include developing a consortium of staff from across Harvard that will provide instructional and technological support, as well as an infrastructure for capturing and archiving video for teaching and other purposes, in collaboration with Harvard’s Academic Technology Group.The initiative also has established the 2012-13 Hauser Fund Grants program that issues awards between $5,000 and $50,000 for innovative proposals in teaching and learning. Currently, 255 letters of intent, submitted from faculty, staff, and students at every Harvard School, are being considered for final proposals.A professor of psychology from Washington University in St. Louis surprised some attendees of a morning session. Less studying and more testing enhances learning, suggested memory expert Roddy Roediger during a discussion on the science of learning. Roediger showed the audience how students who were frequently tested on a subject on the first day of an experiment in his lab performed better on the same tests two days later, compared with those who studied more but had fewer tests on the first day.“What you really need to practice to be able to retrieve something two days later … [is] retrieving it.”For Steven Pinker, Harvard’s Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology, teaching students to write well is a fundamental charge of a good university. But, he lamented, “we are not succeeding.” To write effectively, an author must remember that he or she likely knows much more about a particular subject than readers do, said Pinker. Placing yourself in the shoes of your audience, he argued, “might be the most important cognitive process in the crafting of clear prose.”“You should never underestimate the power of trying to do big, collective things as an organization,” said Youngme Moon (second from left), senior associate dean at Harvard Business School. Moon was joined in an afternoon panel by Harvard Provost Alan Garber (far left), Harvard Corporation member Lawrence S. Bacow, and Michael Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerA series of interactive afternoon sessions gave a group of Harvard professors the chance to show their colleagues and contemporaries what goes on in their own classrooms.Proving that the lecture format remains an effective teaching tool, Tom Kelly delivered a lively talk based on his popular General Education course, “First Nights,” in which he explores the performance premieres of five seminal works through a cultural, musical, and historical lens.Waving his hands emphatically to the beat of accompanying audio and video clips, Kelly, Harvard’s Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, carefully deconstructed Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” Kelly’s presentation style, which during class often involves running to a piano to play an important chord or passage, offers students a new way of listening, and hopefully fosters in them a love for the subject matter.I want them to know “how lucky they are to be alive on a planet like this that has music on it,” he said.Eric Mazur was in his seventh year of teaching when he realized “my students were not learning; they were simple regurgitating back to me what I delivered to them, and then promptly forgetting it a few months later.” Effective teaching requires the assimilation or “sense-making” of that information, he said. And for that, the students themselves hold the key. In his classes, Mazur, the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, uses his popular and effective peer-instruction method, in which he asks questions of students and then has them try to convince each other of their own reasoning during class.“It is absolutely essential,” Mazur said, “that we engage them.”But developing sustainable methods of teaching and learning also requires an infrastructure and a culture of innovation, said Youngme Moon, Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration and senior associate dean at Harvard Business School (HBS), during an afternoon panel that included Harvard Provost Alan Garber. She pointed to the School’s new experiential learning program as an example of innovative pedagogy. In January, 900 HBS students took field trips to a dozen locations around the world as part of the School’s Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development, a new supplement to its traditional curriculum.“You should never underestimate the power of trying to do big, collective things as an organization,” said Moon, adding, “the transformative nature of the [new HBS program] is palpable.”The symposium’s attendees ranged from the deans of Harvard Schools and distinguished professors to staff, students, and participants from beyond the Harvard community who were eager to develop and share their thoughts on innovative teaching and learning.“Getting all these great minds together from all across the University is a great thing,” said Harvard senior Senan Ebrahim, a neurobiology concentrator and former Undergraduate Council president, who helped to create a video for the conference that captured student perspectives on teaching and learning. “The opportunity for these experts to share what they do and explore how it can be applied to different disciplines is amazing.”Michael D. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and a longtime proponent of innovative pedagogy and excellence in undergraduate teaching, was impressed by the symposium. “This has been tremendous. … I think the culture is already changing on campus, and this is an example of it,” Smith said.The conference showed that the University is “on the cutting edge of great change in learning and teaching,” said Rita E. Hauser, who attended the symposium with her husband, Gustave M. Hauser. “Harvard 50 years from now will be very different from Harvard today; it’s inevitable.”The event also featured a resource fair with representatives from the University’s teaching and learning centers, related interfaculty initiatives, academic technology resources, museums, and libraries.last_img read more

Tickets On Sale for A Delicate Balance, Starring Glenn Close & More

first_img Star Files View Comments Tickets are now available for the Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance, starring Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Martha Plimpton and Lindsay Duncan. The play, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will begin performances on October 20 at the Golden Theatre. Opening night is set for November 20.A Delicate Balance follows Agnes (Close) and Tobias (Lithgow), a long-married couple who must maintain their equilibrium as over the course of a weekend they welcome home their 36-year-old daughter (Plimpton) following the collapse of her fourth marriage. They must also give shelter to their friends, all the while tolerating Agnes’ alcoholic sister Claire (Duncan). Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play was first seen on the Great White Way in 1966 and was later revived by Lincoln Center in 1996, starring Elaine Stritch.A Delicate Balance will also feature Clare Higgins and Bob Balaban and play a limited 18-week engagement. Related Shows John Lithgow Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 22, 2015 A Delicate Balance Glenn Close Martha Plimptonlast_img read more

Free training

first_imgGeorgia 4-H is offering free health curriculum training to metro-Atlanta youth organizations.In an effort to reach more than 10,000 youths, Georgia 4-H will train other youth organizations using the Health Rocks!® Curricula. Health Rocks!® is a healthy life program for youths ages eight through 14. The program is designed to help prepare young people to make healthy living choices.Georgia 4-H staffers will present the training on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Exchange Park Recreation Center in Decatur, Ga. Materials and lunch are included at no cost.To register for the free training session, contact Richie Knight or Marie Trice at (706) 542-4H4H. For more information on the Health Rocks!® program in Georgia, see the website

Iraq Makes First Payment for 18 F-16 Fighters

first_img The Iraqi government has transferred its first payment for 18 F-16C fighter aircraft, bringing Iraq closer to independently securing its airspace, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. “These aircraft will help provide air sovereignty for Iraq to protect its own territory, and deter or counter regional threats,” Little said. The fighter aircraft, he added, “are also a symbol of the commitment to a long-term strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq.” The fighters are the block 50/52 variant of the aircraft – the current production version of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. The sale is valued at about $3 billion, Little said. The United States conducts foreign military sales with Iraq, he added, “and fully supports Iraq’s efforts to purchase military equipment in line with its domestic spending priorities and in accordance with its budget laws and procedures.” Such foreign military sales will be a cornerstone of future cooperation and support the development of a long-term cooperative security relationship with Iraq, Little said. “Foreign military sales around the world, such as this purchase of F-16 aircraft,” the press secretary said, “strengthen our diplomatic and military relationships with our allies and supports American industry and jobs at home.” By Dialogo September 30, 2011last_img read more

East Hampton Man Burglarized 25 Homes in 10 Months, DA Says

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Justin BennettAn East Hampton man has been indicted on charges of burglarizing more than two dozen houses on the South Fork over the past 10 months to feed his heroin habit, authorities said.Justin Bennett pleaded not guilty Thursday at Suffolk County court to 25 counts of burglary and two counts of attempted burglary.Prosecutors said the 22-year-old suspect stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, including family heirlooms and engraved wedding bands, as well as cash from homes in East Hampton, Southampton and Sag Harbor.“He usually entered a house through an unlocked door, or he would use a poorly concealed Hide-A-Key that he’d find without much effort,” Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said.Bennett was allegedly trying to break into a house on Flaggy Hole Road in East Hampton when a resident of the home confronted him and later identified him to police, authorities said.Bennett faces a up to 15 years in prison on each of the 25 burglary charges.Judge Richard Ambro set bail for Bennett at $200,000 cash or $400,000 bond.last_img read more