Communication and OutreachProvide effective and timely communication within the collegecommunity regarding DEI issues and initiativesPartner with college and university leaders to identify, plan,implement and assess activities that promote DEI, includingtraining and educational programs related to managing a diverseworkforce, reducing implicit bias, and other relevant topicsCreate useful networks in the local and regional media to bringDEI issues to the forefront ScholarshipExplore opportunities to promote DEI through gifts, grants andcontractsStay abreast of current DEI trends and benchmarks in industryand higher educationCreate educational opportunities via workshops, trainingsessions, invited speakers, and curriculum development in the areaof DEIHave the opportunity to teach one or more classes per academicyear AdvocacyProvide advocacy for underrepresented faculty, staff andstudents in matters related to DEIPartner with relevant university office to assist in recruitingdiverse faculty, staff and students and help create a conduciveenvironment to retain a diverse campus communityProvide mentorship for faculty, staff and students fromunderrepresented backgroundsPartner with relevant university officers to address issues ofaccessibility of campus buildings, facilities, and grounds Minimum Qualifications:Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degreeRecord of accomplishments equivalent to Associate/FullProfessor or Associate/Full Teaching Professor at Penn StateHarrisburgRecord of excellence and experience in building, delivering,and advancing institutional DEI programs and activitiesExperience in teaching DEI related coursesA record of DEI related research and scholarshipExcellent oral and written communication skillsSkill in working collaboratively with others and in developingprofessional networksExperience developing techniques to analyze and measure DEIprogramsFamiliarity with laws and legislations pertinent to DEI andfair employment practicesExperience in communicating with various stakeholders andpresenting to large groups in various forumsAbility to support the college’s broad range of activities andinitiatives In addition to supporting the college’s academic DEI mission, youwill make a difference in this position, by providing the collegecommunity with tools, techniques, trends, and programs to supportthe college’s strategic DEI goals. You will be given the autonomyneeded to identify areas of opportunity and the resources requiredto assess success of DEI efforts within the college. You will alsohave the opportunity to collaborate with leadership across thecollege, University, and broader community to create, expand, andimplement DEI programs that support students, faculty, staff andcommunity members. You will find also multiple opportunities forprofessional development. Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-Harrisburg/Assistant-Dean-for-Diversity–Equity-and-Inclusion_REQ_0000011404-1 Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and InclusionPenn State Harrisburg, a comprehensive College of The PennsylvaniaState University, is excited to welcome applications andnominations for the position of Assistant Dean for Diversity,Equity and Inclusion.Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, near the city ofHarrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania. The college iseasily accessible via interstate and rail routes from Baltimore,Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York, and HarrisburgInternational Airport is located within minutes from campus. Thecollege is the largest and most comprehensive of Penn State’sCommonwealth Campuses. An undergraduate college and graduateschool, Penn State Harrisburg offers more than 75 associate,bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and is the onlycampus, along with University Park, to offer programs from theassociate to doctoral levels. The college also offers the first twoyears of study leading to more than 160 baccalaureate majorsoffered throughout Penn State. At the transfer level, Penn StateHarrisburg serves students from all Penn State campuses and fromcommunity colleges and other accredited colleges and universities.The college enrolls 5,000 students in residence. Reputation is PennState Harrisburg’s hallmark – nationally accredited programs,award-winning faculty, and the resources of a world-class researchuniversity. We are Penn State in the Capital Region. The college’sacademic units are divided into five schools: Behavioral Sciencesand Education; Business Administration; Humanities; Public Affairs;and Science, Engineering, and Technology. The college employsapproximately 500 full-time faculty and staff, and roughly 500part-time employees to carry out its mission to be a premiercollege of The Pennsylvania State University. To learn more aboutthe college please visit http://harrisburg.psu.edu.Reporting to the College Chancellor, the Assistant Dean forDiversity, Equity and Inclusion is a senior, academic, leadershipposition responsible for leading the development and implementationof strategies, programs and initiatives that create and support adiverse, equitable, inclusive and welcoming environment forstudents, faculty and staff at Penn State Harrisburg. In thisposition, you will partner with appropriate administrative unitswithin the college and across the university to develop and advanceDEI initiatives. You will serve as a liaison to the Office of theVice Provost for Educational Equity and serve on the AdministrativeCouncil on Multicultural Affairs. You will also promote scholarlyresearch in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion and may becalled upon to teach one or more classes per academic year.In this newly created position, you will have the opportunity toleverage the college’s resources to advance our strong commitmentto diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Workforce diversity,cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted inPenn State’s historic mission. Just as we are committed to being adiverse educational environment, we are also committed to being adiverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be amixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individualperspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add varietyand vitality to the workplace. The administration, faculty, andstaff of Penn State Harrisburg take pride in the fact that we areone of the most diverse and inclusive campuses of Penn StateUniversity, and we are deeply committed to supporting a culturally,ethnically, and racially inclusive environment. Primaryresponsibilities of this position include:LeadershipProvide strategic leadership and be the focal point for all DEIrelated initiativesCoordinate DEI programs for educating the college community andfostering a welcoming and inclusive campus environmentDesign, develop and implement strategies to improve diversity,inclusion, and equity, and improve DEI related initiatives,programs, and activitiesSupport the efforts of the Diversity and Educational EquityCommittee (DEEC), Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity(CORED-HB) and other DEI-focused groups CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety atPenn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which containsinformation about crime statistics and other safety and securitymatters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/,which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hardcopy of the Annual Security Report.Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer,and is committed to providing employment opportunities to allqualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,disability or protected veteran status.jeid-90b1ca45bac4904c9fadc806aaa031bd
Daum Commercial Real Estate Services negotiated the $1.95 million sale of a 44-lot, single family home community in Prescott called Hillcrest at Forest Trails, located just north of Thumb Butte at the edge of Prescott National Forest.Daum Phoenix Executive Vice President, David Wilson represented both the buyer and seller in the transaction.The buyer was Nick Malouff, president of Legacy West Homes of Prescott.The seller was Donald D. Myers Co. of Prescott. The seller has a remaining 28-acre commercial site for sale, located just outside of the Forest Trails subdivision.Hillcrest at Forest Trails features semi-custom homes starting at $400,000 and will begin sales in April. The homes have been designed to take advantage of the hilltop views of northern Arizona and reflect the natural colors and elements of the wooded area.Daum Commercial Real Estate Services specializes in industrial and office properties throughout metro Phoenix. Daum Phoenix has successfully sold and leased millions of square feet in industrial and office buildings, and land.
Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 INDEPENDENCE, OHIO– Considering all the offseason drama that surrounded the Cavaliers, it’s understandable that Derrick Rose joining the team has been pushed into the backs of most people’s minds.Rose has arguably been the most overlooked Cavs acquisition this offseason, especially considering that he signed a veteran-minimum contract, and was expected to come off the bench behind Isaiah Thomas.Prior to the start of Cleveland’s 2017 Media Day, the team offered an update on Isaiah Thomas’ hip. With Thomas likely out until January, head coach Tyronn Lue confirmed that Rose would be named the starting point guard.Last year, Rose had a quietly good year, averaging 18 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 64 games for the New York Knicks. But, considering those within and around the league still tend to think of Rose for his injury-riddled years following his league MVP win in 2011, and considering the fact the Knicks had a 31-win season, those individual numbers hardly got much attention.“That’s every year with me, that’s every year,” Rose said at media day when asked about if he felt like he has been overlooked. “I don’t really know why. That’s not my job to really get into it.”“I take bits and pieces of material that I do think will fuel me into the offseason that I’ll work on. But, my job is not to listen to what everybody says. I’m the player, I know how good I am. And, I’m 28. People act like I’m 38 years old. I’m 28. But my job is not to brag or boast about it. It’s to let them see me on the court and they judge and they make their opinions after that.”Derrick Rose on whether or not he feels he is overlooked, how it fuels him. pic.twitter.com/i30cP0rzA6— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) September 25, 2017Rose clearly has the self-confidence the Cavs will need from him in the starting role, but it’s clear that his teammates and coaches also feel that way, particularly after seeing him out in pre-camp workouts in California.“I’m excited more than anybody about Derrick, D-Rose. The kid has a lot to prove,” LeBron James said.“I’ve been a fan of him for a long time, and I never thought in my wildest dreams that I’d be a teammate of his. I think he had a hell of a season last year and people don’t really see it because of the chaos that was going on in New York. … I’m excited to have him here because I want people to know that D-Rose can still play the game at a high level.”“A guy getting a second chance, so to speak,” Kevin Love said, echoing James’ sentiments. “A chance to compete for a championship. I think he’s hungry for that. He’s continued to be vocal about wanting to win, and I think he’s going to speak that into existence.”While the confidence is there, there is no doubt that a Cavs team with Rose at the primary point guard spot looks very different than a team led by Kyrie Irving. While Rose said he considers Irving to be a “hell of a player,” he recognizes they do not have the same job.“My job is to get guys open,” Rose said. “I’ve been working on my game with opening the floor. Of course, when you’re playing with LeBron you’ve gotta be ready for open shots. But, I think playing up here, playing in Calabasas they saw the way that I passed the ball and were surprised with I guess my IQ and the way that I did pass.”Derrick Rose in being the starting point guard pic.twitter.com/ZH7jsvyca4— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) September 25, 2017Regardless of all his past injuries, the drama he is leaving behind in New York, and the drama the Cavs are leaving behind in the summer, the thing that Rose seems most appreciative of is the environment he is coming into.Even with the loss of Irving, the Cavs are still the favorites to win the East, clearly a fact that isn’t lost on Rose.“Everyday you have to bring it,” he said. “It’s very exciting. That’s one of the reasons I chose to come here.” Related TopicsCavsCavs Media DayClevelandCleveland CavaliersDerrick RoseKevin LoveLebron JamesMedia DayNBATyronn Lue Ashley Bastock
Share This!Last week, Tammy Whiting and I had the pleasure of being the first guests to use the newly launched Minnie Van transfers from Walt Disney World to Port Canaveral! This service has not been publicly advertised by Disney yet, so we were very excited to receive the news that they were beginning to take reservations just a couple of days before our cruise on the Disney Dream out of Port Canaveral.Minnie Van transfers between Walt Disney World Resorts and Port Canaveral must be set up by calling in to Disney Cruise Line Embarkation Services at 1-800-395-9374. The transfer is a flat fee of $240, one way, gratuity not included (payable at your discretion in cash to your driver). This price is for up to six guests in one Minnie Van, including up to two car seats. Making the reservation is easy – you just need to provide basic information including your cruise reservation number, desired pickup time, and if there are any car seats or an accessible vehicle needed. Payment is taken in full over the phone at the time of the reservation, and there is a 24-hour cancellation policy. Within minutes of making the reservation, I had an email confirmation in my inbox. The day before our scheduled transfer, I received a phone call from the Minnie Van team, confirming the time and location of our pickup. I woke up to yet another email confirming my pickup on the morning of our cruise – there is certainly no lack of communication! Our pickup was set for 9:30 a.m. at the Yacht Club. We stepped out to the porte-cochere at 9:25 to find our driver, Stephan, standing next to one of the brand new wrapped Suburbans that were just recently introduced to the fleet. We loved the giant pile of Ghirardelli chocolates – there were both Milk Chocolate Caramel and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel. I will not divulge how many were consumed in the 70-ish minute drive (it was a lot and we have no regrets). If you need a break from the chocolates, there was also an ample supply of mints – they are of the buttercream variety, and are individually wrapped in adorably branded packages. We also appreciated the multiple power cords available to charge our devices during the ride. Stephan helped load our luggage into the back and we were off! The suburban seats six comfortably – one in the front, two captains chairs in the center, and 3 on the bench seat in the back. The back of the vehicle was fully stocked for the ride. There were bottles of Smartwater and three flavors (Berry, Black Cherry, Raspberry Lemonade) of Dasani sparkling water to drink, all nicely chilled. During our ride, we mostly chatted with Stephan, who has been part of the Minnie Van team since the beginning, and it was fun to hear his insights and information on the program. If you are not much for chatting and prefer music, the vehicles are set up with all the resort playlists – there isn’t anything specific to the port, but you can request to listen to any loop of your choice. Stephan said his personal favorite is the Pop Century playlist – and it was definitely upbeat and fun! The suburbans are equipped with a video entertainment system. They aren’t being used just yet, in fact the protective plastic wrap was still on the screen. But they do have plans to eventually have something playing – maybe classic Disney shorts, maybe informational videos relevant to the port/cruise, similar to what is currently shown on the Magical Express buses. There were also two beautiful hardcover books in the back to read during the ride. We arrived at the port to big smiles from the security staff. The Minnie Van enters through security, where the guard will check both cruise documents and identification, and drops you off curbside to the terminal entrance – you cannot get any closer than this. Porters were waiting to whisk our bags away. Everything was seamless, start to finish.You can also reserve a ride from the port to a Walt Disney World resort at the end of your cruise. The price is the same, and you can set your desired pickup time (between 7 and 9 a.m.).Did we enjoy our ride? Absolutely! Do we feel it was worth the price? Yes. This is not meant to be an “economical” service. There are definitely cheaper options out there, especially depending on party size – though if we are comparing the DCL bus transfers to the Minnie Van for a party of six, the Minnie Van is only $30 more. The value of this service is in the convienence – you can set your pickup time (but making sure it coordinates with your port arrival time), and you can arrive much earlier than the DCL bus transfers. It’s in the reliability – I’ve used other services before that haven’t been on time, and haven’t been very apologetic either. It’s in the comfort of knowing you are in reliable hands. And yes, the extras absolutely add to the experience!Would you consider this option for your future cruise? Tell me in the comments!
Disruption is now the norm and is to be expected, say three-quarters of global senior executives interviewed by KPMG. And those executives say the speed of change and disruption can only be expected to increase in the future. But only 17 percent of companies say that they are prepared to address the expected volatility and are unsure of what path to take to counter disruptions.The KPGM report listed the Top Five Potential Disruptors to businesses:71 percent – Requirement to respond to regulatory and legislative rules63 percent – Increased security and cyber security60 percent – Instantaneous data access from anywhere58 percent – Digital and mobile workers and consumers49 percent – Global access to talent and skillsAs a counterbalance to potential disruption, some businesses are investing. 63 percent are investing to beef up their cybersecurity. One quarter are adopting cloud computing services like IaaS and PaaS. And another quarter of businesses are investing in updates to their legacy systems.Steve Chase, KPMG’s U.S. Advisory Management Consulting leader, said that “the fastest-growing and the most profitable organizations are increasingly – and smartly – leveraging these disruptors to continually deploy new business models, accelerate decision-making, convert data into valuable knowledge and focus on the customer.”Tudor Aw, KPMG UK Head of Technology, said that “the sectors and the businesses that will enjoy greatest success… will be those prepared to take a chance on something new. That’s not to say they should gamble on the next ‘big thing’ – but they shouldn’t be afraid to try.”
A couple of weeks back I posted the article “Bitcoin: The Economics are Unsustainable.” Maybe now that a single Bitcoin trades in the range of $15-20,000 that argument holds less water. But by all measures, Bitcoin still seems like an incredible speculative bubble.About one year ago, bitcoin was dominated by Chinese investors, accounting for as much as 80 percent of all transactions, but since the Chinese government’s ban on cryptocurrencies, legal trading from within China has dropped to almost nothing. The WSJ reports that the fever has moved to other Asian countries, from example, like South Korea, that are fueling the boom.Kai Stinchcombe recently posted a fascinating contrarian opinion that questions the utility of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and the idea of BlockChain in general. He compares the inefficiencies of using Bitcoin as a payment system to credit card transactions like from Visa or MasterCard. Visa typically processed 60,000 transactions per second compared to 7 for Bitcoin (and Bitcoin uses up 35 times the amount of energy that Visa does). Each Bitcoin transaction actually takes about 8 minutes to process and costs about four cents to process.Stinchcombe points out that an attractive feature of Bitcoin is its lack of control by government. He writes “The government-backed banking system provides FDIC guarantees, reversibility of ACH, identity verification, audit standards, and an investigation system when things go wrong. Bitcoin, by design, has none of these things.” Be careful, for example, not to leave any Bitcoin information in emails which can be easily hacked — with Bitcoin you would have no recourse after the theft of that money.The article then goes on to cite failed examples and holes in the ideas of applying BlockChainto banking, smart contracts, distributed storage, stock trading, and authenticity verification. It will be interesting to see if Bitcoin will continue to spiral upwards or fall back to earth.
By the way, I hope to release an external paper fully covering the project and results in early Q3. In my late April post, I announced the start of our Energy Use in the Office proof of concept. We had deployed a third party tool that collects PC energy usage information to about 1000 systems in one of our office buildings and had begun a 30 day baseline period. Unfortunately, we ran in to some technical issues and had to uninstall the agent and redesign the PoC a bit.I’m happy to announce the PoC was restarted again this Monday! It’s too early to share any potential change in energy use with you but I can tell you people are looking at the screens. Stay tuned for another update with some initial results in a couple of weeks. In the new design, two kiosks displays have been installed in one of our office buildings that display energy use in the office charts in total and by floor. Each floor also has a kWh per employee score. The charts are displayed in an hourly view for the current day as well as a daily view for the past two weeks. Pre-PoC Baselines are also provided for both the total and floor kWh charts and kWH per employee score. -Mike BretonIT Technology Evangelist
Monaco are the latest club thought to be interested in Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, after Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kessie was continually linked with a departure in the summer, however Milan priced many clubs out of buying the Ivorian. Since then, his performances have dipped, and recent actions haven’t gone down well with the Milan hierarchy. Kessie showed up late to training ahead of the game against Juventus was dropped out of the squad entirely. Now Milan, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, are willing to listen to offers in the region of €25m. Wolves hold long interest in Kessie, and tried to buy him last summer. It has now emerged that French side Monaco are also in the running. Kessie signed for Milan from Atalanta for €28m two summers ago. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/
Indian sport has always been the frontier of the Freak. Every decade or so a lone ranger turns up, performing feats previously not dreamed of.So when the one-offs like P.T. Usha or Prakash Padukone, Milkha Singh or Viswanathan Anand, or the children of freak families like the Amritrajs, Krishnans and,Indian sport has always been the frontier of the Freak. Every decade or so a lone ranger turns up, performing feats previously not dreamed of.So when the one-offs like P.T. Usha or Prakash Padukone, Milkha Singh or Viswanathan Anand, or the children of freak families like the Amritrajs, Krishnans and Paeses come along, Indians jump to their feet and let their cheering drown everything but the sound of welcome appreciation. India’s sporting structure is not built to produce champions. It is built to place hurdles like maladjusted officials and diversions like public-sector jobs in front of the athletes. But today in our young, something is stirring. Collectively, culturally. In 2003 Indian sport, perhaps more than any other activity, can claim that this has been a golden year. Not for that unwieldy, lumpy, moth-ridden, corrupt, gravy train conglomerate of government and federation we call Indian sport. But Indian sport as defined by the individual athlete who dared to be different. It was the year when not one but many Freaks decided it was high time they flew. This was the year of the path-finder, the dreamer, the risk-taker.It was a golden year for Indian sport – in achievement, in aspiration, in attitude. For achievement, look only to long jumper Anju Bobby George, who did not let the scramble for government aid, visa clearances, illness and the comfort zone of the Commonwealth and Asian Games medals stop her from understanding what world standards meant. Truly global, that meant Paris and the World Championships. On her way to becoming India’s first World Athletics Championships medallist, George fouled some jumps, not because she was hesitant but simply because she was going for broke. She shot for the moon and closed her fist around a star.For aspiration, look at a growing smattering of triers. Arjun Atwal could have stayed just another rich kid from Kolkata but he wanted to be a kid from Kolkata who could take a crack at Tiger Woods and Co. He has hammered the doors down on the richest and toughest sporting circuit in the world and will finally play on the US Professional Golf Association (PGA) tour. Squash player Ritwik Bhattacharya – the first Indian to win a pro title ever – threw open the door for others saying, “I couldn’t accept that the highest an Indian had ever got in pro squash was No. 72.” No wonder Pankaj Advani cannot be satisfied being World Amateur Snooker Champion. It is the pros he wants. For attitude, look only at the Indian cricket team in Australia. They were outweighed by history, convention, judgement but they refused to be outpointed in the field. Everything the Australians threw at them came back with double the intensity, triple the intent. They may win the Test series, they may not. But they have shown desire and fight. It is all a country can ask. The numbers keep growing. India has too many of these pioneers to consider them freaks of nature any more.advertisement