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Assistant Professor – Applied Mathematics, Complex Systems

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

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Copying up, says Proctor

first_imgThe Senior Proctor has warned of a rise in the number of investigated plagiarism cases, and highlighted the need to improve the measures that deal with plagiarism. The past year has seen between 20 and 30 instances of investigated plagiarism. Of these, around 15 were deemed to be serious cases. This is around double the amount of cases that came to light the previous year. Professor Martin Williams, who has just completed his term as Senior Proctor, explained in the students’ motivation for plagiarism as often being “an act of panic caused by time pressure.” Jonny Medland, OUSU Access and Academic Affairs officer said, “Many cases of plagiarism stem from poor understanding of footnoting or lack of care in citing evidence and are completely unintentional.” Professor Williams commented that there is perhaps less plagiarism at Oxford than elsewhere “due to the virtuous nature of our students”.last_img read more

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Tesco trials new food-to-go format

first_imgTesco reportedly opened a new trial food-to-go format at its Chester Frodsham Square site last week, which offers goods from its in-store bakeries.It will also feature sandwiches, a salad bar, Krispy Kreme doughnut stand, and Costa Express self-serve coffee machine, according to British Baker’s sister title The Grocer, with product ranges to change throughout the day to cater to different meal occasions.Last week, the retailer also revealed plans to overhaul 850 of its in-store bakeries, to offer a wider range of continental bread products.It is to invest millions of pounds in the new bakery format, which will be called Your Bakery at Tesco, and will extend its current speciality breads line from 10 to 30 products.last_img read more

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What Mary did next: BBC reveals former Bake Off star’s new role

first_imgMary Berry is to present a new food-focused BBC One TV series exploring stately homes.The BBC has commissioned six 30-minute episodes of Mary Berry’s Secrets From Britain’s Great Houses, which it claims will take her to some of the UK’s best-loved stately homes, although “away from the well-trodden tourist paths”.News of the show comes six weeks after Berry said she would not be moving with The Great British Bake Off when it goes to Channel 4.”My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to them, as they have nurtured me, and the show, that was a unique and brilliant format from day one,” she said at the time. “I am just sad for the audience who may not be ready for change, I hope they understand my decision.”The new BBC show will explore life upstairs and downstairs, with Mary meeting the present day custodians and their staff as she visits the gardens, kitchens and private rooms.Inspired by the homes’ culinary histories, Mary will be also be creating her own recipes celebrating the heritage of the houses.”I am so excited to be doing this new series with the BBC – I have always had an enquiring mind so I know I will be inspired by the great houses we visit,” said Mary.Tanya Shaw, managing director of production company Shine TV said: “Following the success of Mary Berry’s Easter Feast last year, we are delighted to be working with Mary on this exciting new series.“I can’t think of anyone more perfect to tell the stories of these great households and to bring us such a unique insight into Britain’s rich culinary past.”last_img read more

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The Album That Changed My Life: Phish’s “Lawn Boy”

first_imgThere is so much that could be said about Phish‘s second record, Lawn Boy. The album, released in 1990, contained an incredible array of genres packed into one varied album. The track list contains several songs that are now considered classics, as the band continued pushing their skills as both composers and improvisers on the album. The album contains masterpieces like “The Squirming Coil”, “Reba”, and “Split Open and Melt”, as well as songs that would go on to be live staples like “Bathtub Gin” and “Run Like an Antelope”. Lawn Boy was a landmark album in 1990, and it was the one that truly announced Phish to the world and got them signed to Elektra records. Although the album was released in 1990, it didn’t reach my ears until twelve years later, in 2002, as a young 15-year-old at sleepaway camp.I grew up in New York City and listened to all sorts of music. My parents were music lovers, and my Dad was in the music business, so they made sure my brother and I listened to everything. They played us a lot of the Beatles and Steely Dan, and my mom made sure we listened to the Ramones. We listened to the Beastie Boys, Dave Matthews Band, Oasis, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers when they blew up, and in a way those bands would shape my musical sensibilities. Eventually I would start playing the drums and started learning about jazz, and I discovered improvisational music, which was, of course, a huge discovery. My freshman year of high school, I saw Dispatch at Roseland Ballroom (RIP) and Soulive with Ryan Zoidis, Rashawn Ross, and Sam Kininger at the Tribeca Rock Club (RIP), and I started becoming interested in music that wasn’t necessarily played on the radio.By the time I got to camp that summer, I was ready and willing to listen to music I had never heard before. My mom is the best, and she used to send me new CDs and Rolling Stone Magazine when I was away at camp, and I distinctly remember reading an article about the first Bonnaroo (which took place in 2002), and reading about Trey Anastasio from a band called Phish. I had only heard of Phish, but never listened to them, and certainly no one I knew listened to them. But Rolling Stone made Bonnaroo sound incredible, and I promised myself then and there that I’d go one day (I have since gone eight times and it is glorious), and I also promised myself I’d look into this band Phish. Luckily, it turned out that a friend of mine had borrowed her brother’s copy of Lawn Boy for the summer. When I saw the album cover, with a vacuum buried in turf, it struck me as very strange, but I was interested to hear what they were all about. I quickly asked if I could borrow it, and she obliged; I eventually would take her with me to my first Phish show in 2004 in Brooklyn at Keyspan Park out of sheer thanks.When I put the album in my walkman, It was like being transported to another world. “The Squirming Coil” was, for a lack of better words, epic. The intricate guitar playing of Anastasio was incredible, and Jon Fishman‘s drumming was otherworldly. The songs distinct sections were compelling, with the band eventually building into the composed section to its peak. I remember being floored when the song’s “we got away” refrain kicked back in, and of course Page McConnell‘s piano-solo conclusion was beautiful. I remember hitting the pause button, and re-listening to the track three or four times in amazement before moving on to the rest of the album. The song still remains one of my favorite Phish songs, and is constantly the answer to my friend’s questions of “what song I’m chasing”.Finally, I moved on to “Reba”, which is such a different energy than “The Squirming Coil”, and immediately Phish’s diversity became clear. The band was almost silly in their inclusiveness of musical genres. I was intrigued, but then the song’s composed section began and I was once again transported to another world. This was the music I had been searching for! Tight, composed, unique, interesting, and adventurous. Eventually, the track reached it’s famous jam section, and it blew my young mind. It was a combination of all of the music I had been exposed to, mixed together into one exciting, indefinable genre.“My Sweet One” followed, and the bluegrass vibes brought a huge smile to my face. I had never listened to bluegrass before, and the quick song really piqued my interested. However, it was “Split Open and Melt”, Mike Gordon‘s brooding bass line, and the song’s dark and wailing guitar outro that fully made me understand this band. I barely had a moment to breath before the jazzy “The Oh Kee Pah Ceremony” started, with it’s silly song structure and audible laughing in the background of the track. I started laughing along with the track, because how couldn’t you? The band’s sense of humor perfectly matched mine, and I loved every second of it.The next track, “Bathtub Gin” was straight weird. I remember thinking that Anastasio’s vocals were somewhat creepy on this track, and I remember thinking that it was unlike anything I had ever listened to. There is an inherent weirdness to Phish, and I guess I must be weird too because I was definitely drawn to that side of them when I listened to Lawn Boy. “Run Like an Antelope” then took me on an unforgettable nine-minute musical journey. the song’s sinister jam section exposed me to “tension and release” improvisation for the first time, and I couldn’t imagine a more exciting musical outlet. Here were four musicians, pushing the envelope in so many different directions, all essentially soloing at once and yet as a unit. It was remarkable.“Lawn Boy” was the only song I felt that I could actually play on the drums, so during the song I was already plotting out how I’d practice it when I got home from camp. Not only did the album make me want to listen to new music, it also made me want to play music differently. I wanted to play progressive rock, funk, jazz…and I wanted to jam! The album, of course, comes to an end with “Bouncing Around the Room”, which drew me in with its poppy, in-the-round vocals and blissful ending.I absolutely loved the album. I think I borrowed it for two weeks before my friend made me give it back to her. I then discovered that my camp counselor had every Phish CD with him in our bunk. I had an entire new universe to explore, a universe I am still exploring to this day. I never would’ve gotten there without that Rolling Stone magazine and my friend’s brother’s copy of “Lawn Boy”. The album is truly special to me, as it is to so many others, and finding it was a landmark moment in my musical life.last_img read more

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Aqueous To Team With Members of Umphrey’s McGee For NYC Late Night

first_imgThe up-and-coming powerhouse that is Aqueous will support Umphrey’s McGee at a number of high-profile shows this summer. The bands recently linked up for a show in Baltimore at the Pier Six Pavilion, and the result was an absolute monster of a performance, so fans have a lot to look forward to for this epic pairing. Kicking off this exciting run is a play at New York City’s Central Park SummerStage on Friday, July 7th, which will feature one set of Aqueous and two full sets from Umphrey’s.When Umphrey’s McGee concludes their show at Central Park, guitar master Jake Cinninger and keyboard wizard Joel Cummins will head over to the Highline Ballroom for some late night madness with Aqueous. Billed as the “Official Umphrey’s McGee After Party: Aqueous with special guests Joel Cummins and Jake Cinninger,” the unique lineup will play together for the very first time at this special late night performance.Watch moe.’s Vinnie Amico and Joel Cummins perform “Kid Charlemagne” with Aqueous at Summer Camp below:Tickets are available now via Ticketweb.– SHOW INFO –Show: Live For Live Music Presents: Official Umphrey’s McGee After Party: Aqueous with special guests Joel Cummins and Jake CinningerWhen: Friday, July 7thVenue: Highline Ballroom – 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011Ages: All AgesPrice: $15.00 adv / $20 dos (purchase tickets here)Time: Doors 11:00 PM[cover photo courtesy of Bill McAlaine Photography]last_img read more

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Streaming Series Featuring Village of Fredonia Debuts Tomorrow

first_imgImage by Small Business Revolution / Deluxe.FREDONIA – A streaming series filmed in the Village of Fredonia that features local businesses will debut tomorrow on Hulu and Amazon Prime.Amanda Brinkman, founder of Small Business Revolution, will speak virtually at an outdoor event that will kick off the show’s fifth season which filmed in the Chautauqua County village earlier this year.The Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce and Festivals Fredonia are hosting the socially distanced reveal party starting at 5 p.m. at the Vineyards Golf Course on Berry Road in Fredonia.Anyone in the community is welcome to attend, as long as they wear a mask and social distance themselves from others. Several local businesses are featured in the show, including Fresh & Fancy Floral Design Studio, The Hair Bar Salon, Lena’s Pizza Wings and Subs, Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County, Nyce & Clean Auto Detailing, Om Nohm Bakery & Café, and Vineyards Golf Course. Share: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)last_img read more

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IEEFA update: Tipping point looms for fossil fuels as capital flows to renewables

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享December 21, 2019 (Sydney IEEFA) — A tipping point for the future of fossil fuels may have been reached this year as financial markets massively down-rated traditional energy companies, with their slumping share prices destroying “staggering” amounts of shareholder wealth.That is the view of Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, who argues in his new report Tipping Point: Global Renewable Energy Leaders Outperform on Global Markets that professional investors now recognise the inevitability of thermal coal’s decline and the uptake of clean, renewable energy.Investors in coal-fired power plants, he notes, “are banking on questionable premises. First that governments will not put a substantial price on carbon emissions or pollution, and secondly, that the double-digit deflation in renewable energy and battery technologies will cease.”BUCKLEY CONTRASTS THE PERFORMANCE OF EIGHT OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST LISTED, PRIVATE RENEWABLE ENERGY ASSET OWNERS/INVESTORS that are aggressively decarbonising their holdings with diehard fossil fuel stocks, showing that renewable energy investments vastly outperform them.The stock price of Australia’s Macquarie Group, a leading investor in green energies, has risen 129% over the last five years, quadrupling the Australian equity market’s growth. But in 2019 alone, Australia’s four main coal miners – Whitehaven, Yancoal, New Hope Corp and Coronado Coal, have declined between 18% and 37%.“As the capital flow moves to predominantly bankrolling renewable energy, the capital market derates the incumbent industry now owning stranded thermal power plants,” say Buckley.“The world could well look back on 2019 as the tipping point: The moment when global capital markets accepted the technology-driven inevitability of a crossover from polluting thermal coal and increased uptake of sustainable, clean, renewable energy.”Full report: Tipping Point – Global Renewable Energy Leaders Outperform on Global MarketsMedia Contacts Kate Finlayson ([email protected]) +61 418 254 237Eric Meijer ([email protected]) +61 490 449 601 Author contact: Tim Buckley ([email protected])About IEEFAThe Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) conducts global research and analyses on financial and economic issues related to energy and the environment. The Institute’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy. IEEFA update: Tipping point looms for fossil fuels as capital flows to renewables Shareholder wealth destroyed as thermal coal goes up in smokelast_img read more

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Western Australia government approves proposed 15GW solar and wind project

first_imgWestern Australia government approves proposed 15GW solar and wind project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Argus Media:The Western Australia (WA) state government has approved development of a 15,000MW solar and wind project, which will export electricity to Indonesia and supply the WA iron ore sector.The project, in the Pilbara region of the state, is the first stage of the proposed Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH), which is targeted to expand to 26,000MW, WA minister for state development Alannah MacTiernan said.Most of power generated from the project is earmarked for export to Indonesia, while 3,000MW will supply the local mining sector.The project will also provide markets in Asia with green hydrogen and ammonia, MacTiernan said.The AREH consortium includes Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas and Australian private-sector energy firms CWP Renewables and InterContinental Energy.AREH is the largest renewable energy export project planned in Australia. The 10,000MW Australian-Asean Power Link in the Northern Territory (NT) includes the construction of a 3,000MW high-voltage power transmission cable which will transmit power from a proposed solar farm to Singapore.[Kevin Morrison]More: Western Australia OKs renewable power export projectlast_img read more

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Prospects for seasonal flu vaccine supply improving

first_imgAug 31, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Prospects for an adequate supply of seasonal influenza vaccine this year brightened today with federal approval of a new flu vaccine and a report of progress in fixing problems at Chiron’s flu vaccine plant in England.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced approval of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK’s) Fluarix vaccine for use in adults. In addition, the FDA said Chiron has made “significant progress” in addressing problems at its flu vaccine plant, where contamination last year forced the company to scrub the sale of about 48 million doses of vaccine to the United States.Referring to both developments, Curtis Allen, a spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told CIDRAP News, “This is very good news. We’re cautiously optimistic, but there are still things that are unknown.”Allen, who works in the CDC’s National Immunization Program, said the CDC currently estimates the US flu vaccine supply for this season will range from about 79 million to 87 million doses. That includes 50 million doses from Sanofi Pasteur, 3 million doses from MedImmune, 8 million from GSK, and between 18 million and 26 million from Chiron.”That would be roughly equivalent to the number of doses that are used in a typical flu season,” Allen said.The demand for flu shots this year, in the wake of last year’s shortage, is a big unknown, he said. “We don’t really know how the public is going to react this year and the impact of last season on [vaccine] uptake.” People who didn’t get vaccinated during last year’s shortage and never caught the flu may feel they don’t need a shot, while others may hurry to get a shot because they fear another shortage, Allen said.He said some recommendations on priorities for flu immunization would be published tomorrow in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.The FDA said Fluarix, which contains inactivated flu virus, is the first vaccine to gain approval under the agency’s accelerated approval process. The process allows the FDA to license products on the basis of results that are “reasonably likely to predict ultimate clinical benefit,” as opposed to actual proof of efficacy.”Accelerated approval has allowed us to evaluate and approve Fluarix in record time so that we can make available additional safe and effective flu vaccines,” FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford said in a news release. “I commend our Center for Biologics for taking extraordinary steps to help us be better prepared for both the upcoming and future flu seasons.”GSK showed that Fluarix generated levels of protective antibodies that are likely to be effective in preventing flu, the FDA said. The agency said it evaluated data from four clinical studies involving about 1,200 adults, as well as data from post-marketing reports from other countries where the vaccine is used. Officials said they would also require the company to conduct further clinical studies.Fluarix has been in use since 1992 and is currently distributed in 92 countries, GSK said.The report on progress at Chiron’s British plant came after a 9-day FDA inspection in July and subsequent communications between Chiron and the FDA. The company said in a news release, “The FDA found Chiron’s responses and proposed corrective actions to the FDA inspection observations . . . to be ‘generally acceptable.'”Dr. Jesse Goodman of the FDA said in a statement, “The letter that we issued to them this week is a positive development and shows significant progress on their part. However, additional work is needed to determine the amount of vaccine Chiron may be able to supply the U.S. market for the upcoming flu season. FDA will evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of their corrective actions going forward. In addition, any vaccine produced must pass all tests for safety and potency before it can be marketed in the U.S.”The British government suspended Chiron’s manufacturing license when contamination was found at the plant last year. But British regulators authorized the company to resume production in March, after the company improved its equipment and processes.”We remain focused on our objective of delivering Fluvirin vaccine to the US market in support of public health efforts to prepare for the upcoming influenza season,” Chiron CEO Howard Pien said in the news release.See also:FDA announcement of Fluarix approvalhttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2005/ucm108481.htmlast_img read more

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