Through House / Dubbeldam Architecture + Design

first_img Canada Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/603463/through-house-dubbeldam-architecture-design Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDubbeldam Architecture + DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentWoodTorontoRefurbishmentHousesCanadaPublished on March 06, 2015Cite: “Through House / Dubbeldam Architecture + Design” 06 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Through House / Dubbeldam Architecture + DesignSave this projectSaveThrough House / Dubbeldam Architecture + Design Save this picture!© Bob GunduThe design also focuses on connecting the indoors with the outdoors. At the rear of the L-shaped house, large floor-to-ceiling glass panes on three sides blur the boundaries between inside and outside, extending the ground floor living space into the modest backyard. A continuity of materials carries through from the interior to the exterior on several planes, so that the exterior space is designed as an extension of the living space on the main floor.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanThe interior flooring material continues uninterrupted outside to form an outdoor patio, and the stone kitchen counter extends along the south wall through the dining room and outside morphing into the built-in BBQ. In the open corner, an overhead wood and steel trellis is designed as a transition from inside to outside, creating the feeling of an exterior ceiling and defining an intimate outdoor room. The trellis also helps to screen the south and west sun in summer, while allowing light to bathe interior spaces in winter.Save this picture!© Bob GunduAt the centre of the house, lightfrom above brightens the interior and reduces the need for artificial lighting. A floating, open-riser stair is topped with a large overhead skylight, which allows light to penetrate deep into the interior. Varying shades of translucent blue panels as the stair guard unfold from the basement to the second floor, and on the upper level large panes of translucent glass define two bathrooms, drawing a bluish light into every area connected to the central stair.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionThe open stair and operable skylight also create natural ventilation with a powerful stack effect, enabling the owner to live without air conditioning. An extensive green roof cools the house’s flat roofs and absorbs rainwater runoff, further reducing the house’s ecological impact. The result is a light-filled, airy home and an intimate outdoor courtyard that creates a serene retreat for a busy urban professional.Save this picture!© Bob GunduProject gallerySee allShow lessDubai’s Museum of the Future to be Partially 3-D PrintedArchitecture NewsWhy “Young Architecture” is a Detriment to the ProfessionArticles Share Contractor: Save this picture!© Bob Gundu+ 18 Share Through House / Dubbeldam Architecture + Design Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/603463/through-house-dubbeldam-architecture-design Clipboardcenter_img Photographs:  Bob Gundu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  1450 ft² Photographs DDF European Design CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Toronto, Canada Architects: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: EQUITONE, 3form, Artifort, Bensen, Blanco, Cabano, Catalano, Crate & Barrel, Duravit, Engineered Assemblies, Falmec, Felt Studio, Foscarini, Foster, Herman Miller, KWC, Kartell, KitchenAid, LG Electronics, Miele, +19Stone Tile, Stua, Subzero/Wolf, Woodnotes, Bigfoot Door, CB Marble, Dubbeldam Architecture & Design, Formstelle, Holbrook & Associates, Imran Steel, Just Aluminum & Glass, Kiondo, Kobi’s Cabinets, Natphil, Neptune Benson, Oriole Landscaping, Strader Technologies, Sullivan Source, VALVO-19 Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaProject Team:Heather Dubbeldam, Jason LeBlanc, Bindya Lad, Oliver Dang, Jacob JeBailey, Johanna Bollozos, Lynden Giles, Suzanna MacDonaldCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bob GunduText description provided by the architects. A busy doctor commissioned the renewal of this 128 year-old house to fulfil his desire for a modern and light-filled home with a connection to the outdoors. Situated on a narrow lot in a dense downtown neighbourhood, the renovation of this 135 s.m. residence also aimed to provide increased living space on the interior.Save this picture!© Bob GunduHowever, in order to preserve the intimate rear garden, the design challenge was to ‘expand’ the interior space without increasing the footprint of the house. This was accomplished by a rethinking of traditional programme, utilizing built-in place elements and changes in ceiling heights to define spaces rather than walls, and by creating a powerful visual connection with the small backyard to extend the living space.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe dark, cramped interior was carved out to create bright, airy spaces connected by an open plan. Materials and built-ins are designed to emphasize linearity – horizontal lines of rift cut white oak millwork, linear divisions of cabinets and display units, stacked strips of industrial felt on the fireplace, and long porcelain tiling with a linear pattern; they create the perception of expanding and stretching the space and direct the eye through the house towards the rear garden. Houses “COPY”last_img read more

Holden’s Bill to Increase Educational Opportunities for High School Students Passes Key Committee

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Government Holden’s Bill to Increase Educational Opportunities for High School Students Passes Key Committee AB 1451 Concurrent Enrollment Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 4:18 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News More Cool Stuff Top of the News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) bill to expand pathways for high school students who want to pursue college courses or career tech classes, was unanimously approved in Assembly Higher Education Committee today.AB 1451 Concurrent Enrollment would expand and encourage opportunities for high school students who are capable of advanced scholastic or vocational work to enroll in community college courses. It would also encourage students who need additional help passing the California High School Exit Exam and students who traditionally do not attend college, but would like to see if it’s the right path for them.“This bill would give high school students a head start on their college careers and ease the transition from high school to college,” explained Assemblymember Holden. “Numerous studies have shown that concurrent enrollment increases college success by providing rigorous academic opportunities, exposing high school students to the college experience and expanding job training programs that prepare students for vocational careers.”AB 1451 would modify the restrictions on enrolling high school students in community college courses by creating formal partnerships between community college districts and high schools in its area. The bill also prohibits “double-dipping” where both the high school and the college were reimbursed for the student.center_img Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Man arrested in Inishowen released pending file to DPP

first_img Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleSenator calls for more resources to tackle Donegal ‘crime wave’Next articleBuncrana Town Council seeks City of Culture Shuttle Bus News Highland Twitter By News Highland – January 10, 2013 Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsAppcenter_img Man arrested in Inishowen released pending file to DPP A 48 year old man arrested by gardai investigating the assault and robbery of 96 year year old Margaret Lilly at her home outside Buncrana has been released without charge, pending a file to the DPP.Margaret Lilly was assaulted in the course of the robbery at her home in Aghilly, Buncrana in the early hours of Saturday morning – She has now been discharged from Letterkenny General Hospital after treatement.The man was arrested in Burt on Tuesday evening. News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

‘Reach out and read’ today at CHCHC

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson ‘Reach out and read’ today at CHCHC Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Hanson said that Carle’s popular book encourages families to read together, eat healthy and grow strong as they learn strategies to combat childhood obesity.As the caterpillar in “The Very Hungary Caterpillar” makes his way through the week eating apples, pears, plums, strawberries and oranges to feed his body, parents who read to their preschool children will feed their growing minds.“It’s a wonderful story and one that children will enjoy over and over,” Hanson said. “Our event today is part of Reach Out and Read’s efforts to put a million books in the hands of kids this summer. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Print Article “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” will be at the Charles Henderson Child Health Center in Troy today and the first 100 children, ages birth through 6, will receive a hardback book of the best-selling book by Eric Carle.Rosemary Hanson, CHCHC Reach Out and Read on-site coordinator, said she is excited that the Troy child health center was selected to participate in Reach Out and Read’s second-annual summer campaign to give a brand-new, age-appropriate book to children.“We have a fun morning of activities planned from 8 o’clock until noon today and we invite young children to join us,” Hanson said. “We’ll have some healthy snacks – the kind a hungry caterpillar would eat – coloring pages and crayons to take home and story time around 10 o’clock. Of course, we’ll have copies of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to give away as long as they last.” Latest Stories “The Charles Henderson Child Health Center participates in the Reach Out and Read program throughout the year. Every time a child comes to the center for its well-child checkup, they get a brand new book. That’s our way of encouraging parents to read to their children and for children to learn to enjoy books at an early age.”Reach Out and Read CEO Earl Martin Phalen said that research shows the positive impact of early intervention on success in school. You Might Like Hicks inks contract, starts work at TCS By 8:15 a.m. Monday, Lee Hicks was on the job as superintendent of Troy City Schools. The Board of Education… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen “If you intervene in the first five years of life and partner with parents, you can dramatically improve the early literacy skills of a child, putting them on the track for success in school and in life,” Phalen said. “Childhood development experts tell us that the most important thing that parents can do to prepare their children to succeed in school is to read aloud to them every day.” Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Letters

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. LettersOn 5 Aug 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This week’s lettersHow can HR rely on doctors’ diagnosis on fitness to work?When is an employee fit for work and when are they not? Answer: when theemployee decides and/or dismissal looms. I don’t know if any of your readers have experienced this, but I am becomingincreasingly concerned (actually, very annoyed) at the ability of doctors tochange their diagnosis of a patient’s (employee’s) health in a very short spaceof time – and in particular, where the employee is at risk of dismissal or hasbeen dismissed due to ill-health capability. In a recent case we were informed in writing by an employee’s doctor,(through the access to medical records route) that the employee would not befully fit to carry out his normal duties for up to six months. Similarly, inthe same letter, the doctor stated he would not be able to follow our normalshift patterns (which can include six 12-hour shifts in a row) without causinghim some detriment. In other words, the employee could not cope with our shiftsystem/working environment. We had supported this employee’s difficulties at work (caused by a roadtraffic accident unrelated to work) for some two-and-half years, includingallowing him to work half shifts for a period. However, when we received his doctor’s medical report in answer to specificquestions we had asked, the company took the decision to dismiss on the groundof capability because it was not prepared to wait a further six months. Therewere also issues around health and safety for him and our other employees andour general responsibility to maintain a duty of care etc. It should be noted that, prior to dismissal, we sought legal and furthermedical advice on the interpretation of a doctor’s letter. Both sourcesconfirmed that our interpretation of the doctor’s letter was correct. Imagine our surprise when the employee turned up to his appeal hearingagainst dismissal a week later with another letter from the same doctor, contradictingwhat he had originally written about the empl-oyee’s health. He can work12-hour shifts straight away and we don’t have to wait six months after all. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the employee had persuaded thedoctor to change his ‘story’ to help the employee keep his job. The doctor’sletters were a week apart. As a result of the doctor’s second letter we had toreinstate the employee. In my view, this case raises serious issues about the accuracy of doctors’reports and the ability of employees to influence their doctor’s view of theirmedical condition when the employee is faced with dismissal. Apart from the costs incurred by carrying out a lengthy dismissal processinvolving HR, line managers, doctors, occupational health, lawyers, union repsand company directors, the company is now left with the difficult task oftrying integrate this employee back into the workplace. Because of theconfusion created by the employee’s own doctor, we are still unsure whether heis fit and capable to do his job. In essence, employees who can be a potential liability to themselves andothers in the workplace can remain employed if the employee can persuade theirdoctor that their livelihood is at stake. It begs the question as to how you manage these kind of employees in theworkplace and whether there is any point in spending the money to obtainmedical reports which, after all can be altered if the company’s interpretationdoes not suit either the employee or their doctor. This is not the first time this has happened and I doubt it will be thelast. Paul Robertson HR director, Marriott Headhunters have moved with marketSimon Howard’s article on headhuntingin The Sunday Times (Jobfile, 22 June) strikes me as based on hearsay and rumourand I would like the chance to air my point of view through Personnel Today. In today’s market, headhunters are being far more flexible withtheir fee arrangements. It is now common to have a percentage fee rate based onan agreed average base salary (not package as suggested in The Sunday Timesarticle), where the consultant derives no benefit whether the offered salary isabove or below that agreed figure, ensuring an unbiased negotiation stage to anoffer. Additionally, Howard’s comments on the involvement ofpurchasing are also way off the mark. The key to any search is to get the rightcandidate for the role. If you don’t succeed in that, then the tenure of yourrelationship with a client will be short. The benefit to the consultancy of apreferred supplier list is the knowledge that you will access opportunitiesacross a company and will be able to build long-term, mutually beneficialrelationships – the key to future business success.As for his comment that recruitment companies complain of not beingtaken seriously, I can only surmise that his relationships are with companiesthat don’t deserve to be taken seriously. Any headhunter worth his salt will bea trusted business adviser who seeks to add value (and save a client time andmoney) by providing best advice, in an area where many people think they know alot, but often know very little.The article paints a rather poor picture overall of clients aswell. If the author’s view is that the client is a victim, and has no power inthe negotiation of terms and conditions, then he has again missed the point. Inthe current market, the balance of power markedly favours the client. At theend of the day, if the client doesn’t like what they are being offered, theycan go elsewhere. Making ill informed, gross generalisations about an industrysector in a newspaper as respected as The Sunday Times, is not what readersexpect.John BakerHead of Practice, Macmillan Davies HodesGet used to it: staff consultationis hereYour article ‘How will National Works Councils affect UK firms?’ (features,1 July) raises a number of issues which may have led to unnecessary panic inthe run-up to implementation of the Information and Consultation Directive.The article seemed to be designed to send HR professionals off totheir boards with proposals for employee consultation arrangements. We now havethe draft regulations, which clarify some of the issues raised. The Government has decided to introduce a ‘trigger mechanism’requiring 10 per cent of employees to request a consultation arrangement,before an employer has to respond. The arrangements havesome similarities to those that have been in place for trade union recognitionfor the past three years. Given that there were only 264 new recognition dealsin the first two years of this new legislation, there does not seem much of abasis for employers to panic. The term ‘National Works Councils’ may have turned out to be amisnomer – although, as drafted, the statutory arrangements may encouragenational-level discussions. As your article says, the directive requires thatconsultation must take place ‘at the relevant level of management’. The draft regulations, however, have elected to requireconsultation at the ‘undertaking’ level if voluntary agreements are not reached.This may mean large organisations finding they have to provide information to,and consult with, a committee of up to 25 people representing all theiremployees. For many, this is one good reason for reaching a voluntaryagreement, allowing more local discussions to take place. This appears to be anarea where the Government is keen to receive further opinions.To be effective and contribute to the success of anorganisation, consultation needs to be a business imperative rather than aresponse to legislation. Just as we all now expect higher levels of customerservice than we did 20 years ago, so we do all expect higher levels ofinvolvement in the workplace. The successful consultation arrangements will be part of astrategy to engage employees and contribute to organisational success.Increasedemployee involvement is here to stay. The forthcoming European Company Statute will require companiesto have arrangements in place before registering as a ‘European company’, andthe Kingsmill and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development discussiondocuments also propose that companies will be required to outline theirapproaches to consultation as part of their ‘human capital’ reporting.The legislation will be in force, but the successful works councilswill be those that are not simply implemented ‘because we have to’, but thosethat are introduced as part of a strategy to engage and motivate employees. Ifyou get a request from the required number of employees, you have probablymissed the point.Ken AllisonHead of HR Consulting, Bond PearceEditor’s reply: We have sincerun a detailed article on how, where and when you will need to properly informand consult with your staff, and when you need to set up a works council. Seeour 22 July issue p16, or go the features section of our website:www.personneltoday.comAlienating people defeats HRobjectiveI find the views of Dixons’ David Longbottom refreshing (Offmessage, 8 July). Any HR function that distances, or worse alienates, any of itscolleagues (note, I use the term ‘colleagues’ rather than ‘potential audience’)is surely defeating the prime objectives of the HR function.You cannot measure effectively what you do not understand, andalienation shows a lack of understanding for colleagues’ needs.People resources are, in my opinion, immeasurable in thecontext of the ‘bottom line’. One employee might have an attendance which isborderline, for example, but be very effective and productive. Another maynever have any time away from work, yet freewheels.We try to apply Key Performance Indicators and the like. tocapture and confirm this, but they will not capture ‘bottom line contribution’.We should not lose sight of a fundamental role of HR, to helpmanagers and supervisors achieve and maintain a competitive edge through theirpeople.Their understanding of the tools, properly applied pay,thought-out recruitment, and disciplinary procedures, is critical.HR professionals must surely stay close to all levels withintheir organisation. Understanding real needs allows the formulation of soundstrategies, with appropriate administration.Without this understanding, imposed strategies will be unlikelyto achieve objectives, and can be counter-productive in trying to fix thingsthat are not broken. Tom EnglandManager, health/safety & training, Mondi Paper Report on work-life balances leftwingYour sensationalist headline ‘Industry slams work-life balancereport’ (News, 24 June and News Analysis, 1 July), is one-sided.As expected, Ruth Lea’s report is considered and thoughtful andattempts to balance the left wing, clich‚-ridden, claptrap peddled by WillHutton and his ilk. Most professional HR people I know try to ensure the workenvironment is productive and enjoyable (the two go together) and work and‘life’ are not the separate polarised entities suggested by this ludicrousterm. As ever, there are people who jump on the bandwagon, and criticisecounter arguments with the vehemence which arises when self-interest isthreatened. Mike Haffenden Partner, Strategic Dimensionslast_img read more

Drilling permit for well 35/10-5 in production licence 827 S

first_img The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 35/10-5, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations. (Credit: Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.) The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 35/10-5, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.Well 35/10-5 will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility in position 61 11’07.06’’ N and 03 15’10.86’’ E.The drilling programme for well 35/10-5 relates to the drilling of wildcat wells in production licence 827 S. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 70 per cent. The other licensee is DNO Norge AS with 30 per cent.The area in this licence consists of parts of block 35/10. The well will be drilled about 11 kilometres southwest of the Vega field.Production licence 827 S was awarded on 5 February 2016 (APA 2015). This is the first well to be drilled in the licence.The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity. Source: Company Press Release The area in this licence consists of parts of block 35/10. The well will be drilled about 11 kilometres southwest of the Vega fieldlast_img read more

Assistant Professor – Geology

first_imgLetter of applicationCurriculum VitaeTwo-page statement of teaching interests and experienceTwo-page statement describing the candidate’s plans to engageundergraduate and MS students in researchTwo-page statement of the candidate’s experience and/or futureplans to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity in Earth SystemsScience.Three references with contact information A Ph.D. degree in the Earth System Sciences including earthscience, marine science, geology, environmental science, orgeography is required.A record of excellence in teaching or evidence of promise forexcellence in teaching is expected.Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity tothe educational goals of a multicultural population as might havebeen gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and othercomparable experience. Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate must have the interest and ability toteach Earth System Science, Geology and the Environment, and GIS,and will take a leadership role in teaching and curriculardevelopment of undergraduate and graduate courses in their area ofexpertise. The candidate will contribute to a growing departmentalemphasis on Earth Systems. It is expected that the new facultymember will establish ties with federal and state agencies andengage with the public in the area of coastal resources/management.An ability and desire to foster and maintain interdisciplinaryconnections within the College of Science and other Colleges in theUniversity (e.g. Social Sciences, Engineering), as well as MossLanding Marine Laboratory is expected. Teaching non-majors is alsoexpected. Research involving masters and undergraduate students isrequired, and external funding must be sought. Candidates mustaddress the needs of a student population of great diversity – inage, cultural background, race, ethnicity, primary language andacademic preparation – through Inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies, and advising.Salary Range – To commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date – August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application Procedure SummaryThe Department of Geology at San José State University invitesapplications for a tenure-track position in Earth System Science,with an emphasis on climatic change that integrates oceanography,coastal processes and human-environment interactions. Areas ofexpertise may include shoreline evolution and dynamics,paleoceanography, wetland or estuarine science, risk assessmentassociated with climate change, and impacts of human-inducedmodifications of the environment.Required Qualificationscenter_img Postdoctoral experience is desirable but not required.Research should complement departmental strengths in subsurfacehydrology, geomorphology, marine geology, paleontology, activetectonics, geochemistry, sedimentology/stratigraphy, and fieldgeology.Experience in enhancing and promoting diversity and inclusion(for example, through novel teaching and research approaches) is anasset. Preferred Qualifications For full consideration apply by February 22, 2021. Inquiries may bedirected to Jonathan Miller, Chair, Department of Geology –[email protected] UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: December 17, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close:last_img read more

Oxford study finds social media manipulation in all 81 countries surveyed

first_img“Now, more than ever, the public needs to be able to rely on trustworthy information about government policy and activity,” said Professor Philip Howard, Director of the OII and co-author of the OII report. “Social media companies need to raise their game by increasing their efforts to flag misinformation and close fake accounts without the need for government intervention, so the public has access to high-quality information.” Image Credit: Today Testing. Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0 Of the 48% of countries with misinformation campaigns that drive division and polarization, the UK and the US were counted among them. In fact, the US and the UK both tested positive for interference from all five potential actors – government agencies, politicians & parties, private contractors, civil society organisations and citizens & influencers. OII’s report found evidence of government agencies in 62 countries using computational propaganda for their own ends. Examples include China-backed cyber troops who continue to launch smear campaigns against Hong Kong Protestors and the Libyan National Army who have used social media to shape narratives about the ongoing civil war. The study points to the rising influence of ‘cyber troops’. This refers to social media accounts that spread doctored images, use data-driven strategies to target specific sections of the population, troll political opponents, and mass-report opponents’ content so that it is reported as spam. These accounts can be either automated or human.center_img Facebook and Twitter revealed that they removed more than 317,000 accounts and pages from their platforms in a 22-month period (Jan 2019 to Nov 2020), but they are up against an industry that has become “professionalised, with private firms offering disinformation-for-hire services,” says Dr Samantha Bradshaw, a researcher at the OII. While social media companies were removing accounts, $10 million was spent around the world on cyber troop political advertising in the same timeframe and $60 million has been spent on private “strategic communications” firms since 2009.  During the attack on the US Capitol on 6 January, fears of civil unrest caused by years of social media manipulation were harshly realised. “The day after the election, a group immediately pops up on Facebook called Stop the Steal,” says Sheera Frankel, cybersecurity reporter for the New York Times. “They’re gaining 100 new members every 10 seconds.” After Facebook and Twitter removed their pages, the group reconvened on Gab and Parler, platforms that allow individuals to say whatever they want without fear of moderation or censorship. A report published by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) has found evidence of organised social media manipulation campaigns in all 81 countries surveyed in 2020, a 15% increase compared to last year’s report. last_img read more

Briefs

first_imgn Lyndale Foods has put its Peter Hunt’s bakery up for sale to focus on its bakery retail business – Sayers, Hampsons, and Maison Blanc. Bolton-based Peter Hunt’s employs 300 staff and has a turnover of £25m. The company supplies pastry products to retail and foodservice customers and Lyndale’s retail bakeries. The sale is being handled by accountancy firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers.l See next week’s issue for full detailsn A sale of Leicester bakery chain Coombs is now set to complete in the next two weeks. The potential buyer, rumoured to be 17-shop local rival Hampshires, is still examining the leases on Coombs stores, MD Guy Coombs told British Baker.n A major UK baker is reported to be collaborating with Newcastle University with a view to laun-ching a low-GI high fibre bread, fortified with with alginate, derived from brown seaweed.n Iain Ferguson, chief executive of Tate & Lyle, has been elected president of the Food and Drink Federation. He will take over from predecessor Gavin Neath on 1 January 2007. Ferguson joined Tate & Lyle as CEO in May 2003.n Welsh bakery Brace’s has relaunched its website at [http://www.bracesbakery.co.uk].n Heinz Foodservice is offering 25,000 bakers and takeaways a free trial of its condensed soup range to encourage use during the winter. The company has re-vamped its soup recipes removing ingredients linked to allergies such as MSG and celery spice. The first 25,000 callers (0800 57 57 55) will receive a free 860g can of soup and an information leaflet.last_img read more

Tudesco, Miller Honored with Ishimoto Award

first_imgSarah Tudesco and Jindra Miller are the recipients of the 2011 Carol Ishimoto Award for Distinguished Service in the Harvard College Library.Created through a 1991 endowment established by former Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Cataloging and Processing Carol Ishimoto, the award annually recognizes a member or group of the professional staff who has advanced the mission of the Library through exceptional contributions and leadership, and includes a cash award and citation for creative professional achievement of the highest order.At the award presentation today, Susan Fliss, Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Research, Teaching, and Learning and Interim Librarian of Harvard College, said, “Jinda Miller and Sarah Tudesco are being rewarded today for their exceptional contributions and leadership. In reviewing their nominations there were several common themes in their work: extra effort, dedication, creativity, curiosity and determination, generosity, and willingness to collaborate. I commend you and thank you for putting yourselves wholeheartedly into your work. Your colleagues and the Library community benefit greatly from your efforts.”last_img read more