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Visiting Assistant Professor: History and Theory of Architectureand DesignJob Schedule: Full-timeVisiting Assistant Professor – Architectural HistoryDescription:The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at theUniversity of Houston seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in theHistory and Theory of Architecture and Design for the 2020-2021academic year.The teaching load for this position will be 2/2, including bothlower-division surveys in the global history of architecture anddesign from antiquity to the early modern period (pre-1750),drawing on the candidate’s broad areas of expertise, andspecialized upper-division courses of the candidate’s design. Weseek a design historian who can teach a range of classes, which mayencompass any of the following, according to the candidate’sspecialty: Global History of the Built Environment, History andTheory of Design Media, Islamic Architecture and Urbanism, LatinAmerican Architecture and Urbanism, African and African DiasporaArchitecture and Urbanism, Asian Architecture and Urbanism,American Architecture and Urbanism, and/or Special Topics in thecandidate’s area of specialty.Priority Deadline:March 23, 2020All applications should include:Cover letter and CVOne example of published workTitles and brief descriptions of 2-3 courses the candidate couldoffer, including an undergraduate survey in the global history ofarchitecture and design from antiquity to the early modern period(pre-1750).Contact information for 3 references including phone number andemail address.Qualifications:The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Architectural History andsome teaching experience at the college level. ABD candidates withteaching experience at the college level will also beconsidered.Notes to Applicant:Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment andwill be requested upon selection of the final candidate. Allpositions at the university are security sensitive and will requirea criminal history check.For further information or questions please contact Michael Kubo,Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for History, Theory,and Criticism at [email protected] position carries full benefits. Application review will beginMarch 23, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Thesuccessful applicant is expected to start in mid-August 2020.For more information about the Gerald D. Hines College ofArchitecture and Design, please visit: www.arch.uh.edu.The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse studentbodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diversecommunity of scholars. The University of Houston is responsive tothe needs of dual career couples.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Individuals from historically underrepresentedgroups, including persons of color, women, persons withdisabilities, and protected veterans, are encouraged toapply.Qualifications :Qualifications:The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Architectural History andsome teaching experience at the college level. ABD candidates withteaching experience at the college level will also beconsidered.Notes to Applicant: All applications should include: Coverletter and CV One example of published work Titles and briefdescriptions of 2-3 courses the candidate could offer, including anundergraduate survey in the global history of architecture anddesign from antiquity to the early modern period (pre-1750).Contact information for 3 references including phone number andemail address. Thank you for your interest in afaculty position at the University of Houston. Please know that theUniversity has implemented a temporary pause on all facultyrecruitment activity. We are currently not accepting any newapplications.
Lack of funds slows bias study 10-year retrospect project Jan Pudlow Associate EditorLack of funding has stalled a 10-year retrospect project on the 1990-91 report and recommendations of the Florida Supreme Court Racial and Ethnic Bias Study Commission. Nearly a year ago, members of the original commission and new voices gathered in Tampa to try to answer these questions: What recommendations made in 1990-91 were not implemented and why not? Are there new recommendations that should be made to ensure greater fairness to all who participate in the justice system? But on the way to seeking answers to those ambitious questions, a whole new question has been raised: Is there any funding to continue the effort? “Those reports gained national prominence,” said 10-year retrospect project member Raul Arencibia, of the original headline-grabbing reports that documented racial and ethnic bias in the court system — ranging from the impact of the death penalty on minorities to the dearth of black judges. “They were used for various purposes by other states and other courts in advancing projects to ease racial and ethnic bias. Unfortunately, my understanding is there is no funding available at this point to continue on with a very worthwhile project, which is looking back at those reports and doing an analysis to see how far we’ve come and how much further we need to go.” Arencibia, former chair of the Bar’s Equal Opportunities Section, added: “New areas have come up in the meantime, for example, the DNA issue, the disenfranchisement of felons by taking their voting rights away. Those are additional areas that need to be looked at, in addition to the issues that were raised, such as diversity of The Florida Bar, diversity of the judiciary, and now, with the change of the judicial nominating commissions, to make sure that diversity continues. At this point, the Supreme Court doesn’t have any funding. It’s something that needs to be done and must be done.” Frank Scruggs chaired the original commission that produced a report that sparked national attention, raised consciousness, and prompted landmark legislative action. He also chaired the meeting a year ago to launch the 10-year retrospect project and said at that time that his goal was to “contribute to the public debate in a way that’s profound.” He challenged participants to “be stewards to do grand-scheming. This can’t be done casually or inexpensively. We should not aim too low in our scope.” Since then, Scruggs has resigned his position as chair, declining to give reasons, other than to say: “With the conclusion of the national conference in Orlando, my role on the retrospect project concluded, at my request,” referring to the 13th Annual National Consortium of Task Forces and Commissions on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts held in May. He referred further questions to Debbie Howells, executive assistant at the Office of the State Courts Administrator, who said Scruggs did not give the court a reason for stepping down, but she acknowledged the funding problems. “What we did was on a shoestring budget,” Howells said of the incomplete 10-year retrospect report found online at www.flcourts.org (click on “What’s New”). “The Supreme Court hasn’t decided what is next,” Howells said. “The court intends to keep working on these issues. But it will be a scaled-down version, not a replication of what we did 10 years ago with three full-time staff people.” While there is no separate allocation to work on this project, Howells said, she has suggested that half of the $40,000 allotted in the budget for the Fairness Commission be applied to racial and ethnic projects. Her suggestion has not yet been acted upon. Arencibia, however, said to do the job right would take substantial funding. “We’re talking about in the $100,000 range,” Arencibia said. “I’m not sure another round of public hearings is absolutely necessary, but we do need to do a report with the necessary editorial and writing staff and statistics people to prepare a thorough, concise, and accurate report. I think we need to try to raise the funds to do that.” It is clear from reading the 10-year retrospect report that the lack of funding is at the heart of moving forward: “While much progress has been made in the last 10 years, much remains to be done. State and national research, as well as daily news reports, indicate that racial and ethnic bias in the justice system continues at an unacceptable rate,” according to the report. “It is time to reflect on these issues, take stock of Florida’s successes, and renew the judicial branch’s efforts to ensure the fair and equal treatment of all our citizens, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, or national origin. It is time for the Florida justice system to return to the forefront on these issues and make every effort to move our justice system forward in ensuring full racial and ethnic equity.” Then comes this telling sentence: “To fully assess the implementation status and develop a comprehensive action plan for moving forward, the Florida Supreme Court must secure adequate resources – including both staff and expense monies.” While many recommendations made a decade ago have been implemented, as documented in the report, the status of many other recommendations are unknown, and often these words followed: “Due to limited time and resources, this preliminary assessment was unable to ascertain what improvements, if any, have been made.. . . ” In the meantime, Chief Justice Charles Wells has asked each circuit court to prepare a local action plan for addressing racial and ethnic issues and submit it to the court by the end of the year. September 15, 2001 Associate Editor Regular News Lack of funds slows bias study 10-year retrospect project
RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Jarrell Miller has taken a swipe at Eddie Hearn, blasting the promoter for not “playing by the rules” as well as painting him as a “scapegoat” following his doping violation. Last year, the American was supposed to fight Anthony Joshua for his IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden on June 1 until he failed a series of Voluntary Anti-Doping Association tests in late March. He served a six-month ban as a result. Miller tested positive for human growth hormone, EPO, and GW1516, which ended his hopes of challenging for the belts – with Andy Ruiz Jnr taking his place at Madison Square Garden instead. The handling of the situation by Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, still rankles with “Big Baby” who accuses the head of Matchroom Promotions of looking to protect himself and his brand first before the fighter. “You have people that have a bigger following than me that are going to put their personal story first. And that’s what Eddie did with Matchroom. He was under fire from DAZN for it, so I was their scapegoat,” he told BonusCodeBets.co.uk. “Any big business or corporation always find a scapegoat, so why not blame it on the big brash American? Make him look the bad guy and meanwhile he [Eddie] can run for the clear. “I kept things cordial with Eddie because of DAZN. People from DAZN were messaging me to say ‘keep your head up’ and ‘stay positive’, ‘we’d love to see you again’. And then for Eddie Hearn to say the total opposite, it’s mixed messages. What Eddie put on camera, he never said that to my face. “I always try to be someone who I would look up to, but what I’ve learnt is: if you understand where the bad guy is coming from, that’s when you understand life. Because nobody on top of their game is really the good guy, they may look like the model citizen, but there’s always something going on. “Where I come from 80 per cent of the time the villain always wins, because when you do everything by the book, you leave your hands tied – you have to be that person who sees outside the box. “If multi-millionaires play by all the rules, they wouldn’t be where they are at – so with some of these promoters like Eddie Hearn, they say these crazy, outrageous things, they don’t play by the rules all the time. That’s a fact.” Miller has been out of the ring since November 2018 when he knocked out Bogdan Dinu. However, despite his inactivity, the 31-year-old is confident in his ability – believing he is the best heavyweight in the world. “I am number two in the world, the only reason I am not number one is because I don’t have no belt, I know I am a better fighter than all of these guys,” he continued. “I’m better than AJ, I’m better than Tyson, I’m better than Deontay [Wilder], I only call myself number two because I don’t have that belt. I’m going to be world champ.”Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony JoshuaEddie HearnJarrell MillerMadison Square Garden
“It is a complete mess up,” he said. “I don’t think there is any Machiavellian plot, I just think someone has made a stupid mistake. “It is the boy who suffers. I don’t know who is to blame but it is certainly not the player.” Barnett was also outspoken on the widening gulf in finances between Europe’s top clubs and the rest. Asked about the gap between rich and poor he said: “And so it should be. “You can’t bring a playing field level because if you have Man United playing in front of 80,000 they want to see the best players in the world. “If you put Hartlepool in the same stadium no-one is going to turn up to watch it. “People knock football but it is thriving around the world: the players are the new superstars and the business is thriving and a lot has to do with agents making it happen.” Barnett also criticised the transfer system as it currently stands, having advocated an abolishment of the windows to make an all-year market. “These people who made the rules – which I think are completely illegal – they don’t know what they are talking about,” he said. “FIFA read headlines and think our main job is to go out and broker a deal for a club. “I don’t know who those rules are made for but they are not made for football agents because they really don’t know what we are doing for a living. “There is no dialogue and they come up with the most ridiculous things.” Press Association Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett insists the Wales international was never close to leaving Real Madrid this summer and he hopes to remain at the Bernabeu for the remainder of his career. Manchester United were linked with the 26-year-old but Barnett dismissed the rumours. “He was nowhere near leaving – that was all stupid paper talk,” he said. “He is very happy at Real Madrid and hopefully he’ll stay for the rest of his career. “He’s loving it there and things are going well for him.” Bale’s £83.5million transfer to Real from Tottenham remains the world record fee for a player and Barnett believes, everything considered, he will remain the most expensive player for some time. “You have (Cristiano) Ronaldo, who is getting to the end of his career, and (Lionel) Messi as well,” he added, speaking at Soccerex in Manchester. “In Spain they have clauses which come out and state how you much you have to pay so at the moment he is the most valuable and it will be a while before someone breaks it.” Barnett also had his say on the botched late move Madrid made for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. Despite having an interest in the Spain international for several months an offer was not accepted until the last day of the widow and due to some administrative hiccups the paperwork was not completed in time. That led to conspiracy theories suggesting Real had done it on purpose in order to sign the goalkeeper for free when his contract expires next summer but Barnett thinks there is a move obvious explanation.