Taking a closer look into the nuclear industry

first_img TAGSNuclear build programmeNuclear energyNuclear generationNuclear Industrynuclear powernuclear power plantnuclear technology Previous articleReport finds connection between investment and personal valuesNext articleVestas secures EPC contract for wind project in Senegal Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Generation Finance and Policy “The nuclear industry has created a product so expensive that no one can afford to buy it,” read part of The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2018.According to the status report, at the beginning of 2017, 16 reactors were scheduled for startup; however, only three made it to completion, plus one that was then expected in 2018: three in China and one in Pakistan (built by Chinese companies).In mid-2017, 19 reactors were scheduled for startup in 2018, of which one was connected to the grid already in late 2017, but as of mid-2018, only a further five reactors were connected to the grid—three in China and two in Russia—and seven had already been officially delayed until at least 2019.The Chinese startups include the world première of grid connection for a Framatome-Siemens designed European Pressurised Water Reactor (EPR) and a Westinghouse AP1000.The reason for this decline in new nuclear build is blamed on the global growth of renewables; wind power output grew by 17% in 2017, solar by 35%, while nuclear only grew by 1%.“Non-hydro renewables generate over 3,000TWh more power than a decade ago, while nuclear produces less,” states the report.Nuclear share of global electricity generationThe nuclear share of global electricity generation remained roughly stable over the past five years (–0.5 percentage points), with a long-term declining trend, from 17.5% in 1996 to 10.3 in 2017.Seven years after the Fukushima event, Japan restarted building five units by the end of 2017—generating still only 3.6% of the power in the country in 2017—and nine by mid-2018. Read more: Exploring the future of nuclear energyFifteen countries are reported to be currently building nuclear power plants, two more than in mid-2017, as newcomer countries Bangladesh and Turkey started building their first units.As of 1 July 2018, 50 reactors were under construction—18 fewer than in 2013—of which 16 in China.Total capacity under construction currently stands at 48.5GW.Overall shrinking role of nuclearThe following seven focus countries, covered indepth in the report, represent about two thirds of the global reactor fleet (63% of the units and 70% of the installed capacity) and six of the world’s nine largest nuclear power producers.China – Nuclear power generation grew by 18% in 2017 and contributed 3.9%, up from 3.6%, of all electricity generated in China.France – Nuclear plants provided 71.6% of the country’s electricity, the lowest share since 1988. This is a decline for the fourth year in a row and seven percentage points below the peak year of 2005 (78.5%). France’s load factor at 67.7% was the fifth lowest in the world.Germany – Germany’s remaining eight nuclear reactors generated 72.2TWh net in 2017, a 10% drop over the previous year and about half of their record year 2001. They provided 11.6% of Germany’s electricity generation, which is little more than one third of the historic maximum two decades ago (30.8 percent in 1997).Japan – Nuclear plants provided only 3.6% of the electricity in Japan in 2017, ten times less than in 1998. As of mid-2018, nine reactors had restarted and 26 remained in LTO.South Korea – Nuclear power output dropped 8.6% in 2017, supplying 27.1% of the country’s electricity, little more than half of the maximum 30 years ago (53.3% in 1987).United Kingdom – Nuclear generation decreased by 1.1% in 2017 and provided 19.3% of the power in the country, down from the maximum of 26.9% in 1997.United States – Nuclear generation remained stable, and its share in the power mix remained 2.5 percentage point below the record level of 22.5% in 1995. State subsidies in the form of Zero Emission Credits (ZEC) have been granted to eight uneconomic nuclear plants to avoid their “early closure”. However, a total of 35 units are reported to be uncompetitive (in addition to six units already slated for closure).Read the full report here BRICSlast_img read more

Africa Finance Corporation supports Nigeria’s mining sector

first_img“Our goal is to grow investments in mining” UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development TAGSinvestmentMiningNigeria Previous articleChina: 200MW supply contract secured for Siemens Gamesa 4.X platformNext articleA series of Africa energy investment reports to be issued this week Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. This is according to Begna Gebreyes, senior vice president of investments at the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). “However, the country has much to offer such as coal, gold, iron ore, uranium, wolframite, columbite, tantalite and bitumen. Diversifying away from oil, which is unpredictable in pricing, is key to ensuring the country’s stability as is maximising our mineral wealth instead of importing from abroad.”  According to the AFC SVP, one example of such an exciting project is the Segilola Gold Project in Nigeria with Thor Explorations. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The Africa Finance Corporation has expressed that their goal is to grow their investments in mining, over the next few years, to over $500 million. He continued: “However, it goes without saying that this will not be done at any cost. Delegates must understand that Nigeria’s mineral wealth must be exploited in a way that is inclusive and sustainable, and more thought must be given to in-country beneficiation so that Nigerians are not only producing natural resources but also manufacturing finished products.” Finance and Policy Generation RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR To read the full interview with Gebreyes and other event partners, ambassadors, speakers and sponsors, go to http://www.nigeriaminingweek.com/interviews He explains: “We have offered the company a $78-million financing package for its Segilola Gold Project. This funding solution includes a credit facility, a gold stream and common equity. Nigeria is known around the world as a major oil producer but much less so for its mineral resources. We are very proud to be supporting the growth of Nigeria’s fledgling mining industry.” Presenting at the upcoming Nigeria Mining Week, Gebreyes said: “The main message I’d like to share with the delegates at Nigeria Mining Week is that Nigeria is open for business and is ready to make the most of its mineral wealth. Less than 0.5% of the country’s GDP comes from minerals and mining. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter At the upcoming Nigeria Mining Week in Abuja from 14-16 October, Gebreyes is part of a panel discussion on ‘Understanding the needs of financial institutions and funding organizations-the financial models available to support mining projects’. In an exclusive pre-event interview, Gebreyes explained: “There is a tremendous amount of opportunity in the mining sector all across Africa. Our goal is to grow our investments in mining, over the next few years, to over $500 million. There are many exciting projects that merit investment.” Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS Read more: Federal Ministry of Power endorses Future Energy Nigerialast_img read more

Statement on Fatal Accident at the 15th Asian Games

first_img Horse Sport Enews It is with the deepest regret that the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and the Doha Asian Games Organising Committee (DAGOC) announce that Mr Kim Hyung-Chil (KOR) suffered a fatal accident while competing at the 15th Asian Games, Eventing competition, Doha (QAT) on the morning of 7 December 2006.Mr Kim, 47, on the horse Bundaberg Black, hit the fence at obstacle eight and had a somersault fall causing a fatal injury. The rider had won the Individual silver medal at the 14th Asian Games held in Busan (KOR) in 2002.At every international Eventing competition, maximum consideration is given to the safety of horses and competitors.A message from Abdulla Khalid Al Qahtani, Director General of DAGOC, to the President and Chef de Mission of the Korean National Olympic Committee read: “I send my deepest sympathies on the sad loss of your country’s rider Kim Hyung-Chil during the equestrian Cross Country competition this morning. The competition has lost a noble and able rider. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, the family of the deceased and the whole team representing your nation in the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006.” We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

FEI and IMG Broadcast Partnership

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Horse Sport Enews The FEI has appointed IMG, the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming, as its production partner.The new five-year partnership, which starts on July 1, 2015 and runs until June 30, 2020, covers post production services for the FEI’s entire portfolio of broadcast products across the FEI-named series and championships. The partnership also includes a wide range of programming for the FEI’s global broadcast partners as well as for the FEI’s digital platforms such as FEI TV, FEI TV On The Go and the FEI YouTube channel.As part of its new role, IMG will also be in charge of the overall coordination and liaison with the FEI’s host broadcasters on the production of live broadcast signals as well as providing the FEI with strategic consultancy in the broadcast production area.IMG will also partner with the FEI on its magazine programming, including FEI Equestrian World, the FEI’s flagship monthly magazine show which captures the spirit of equestrian sport and lifestyle for mainstream audiences, as well as the annual FEI Awards, event trailers and previews, and associated content including video news releases.The move follows the decision last December to renew long-standing broadcast distribution partnerships with IMG and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to the end of 2022 in agreements that will generate markedly increased coverage of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events.Graham Fry, Global Head of Production for IMG, said: “IMG is delighted to be appointed as the FEI’s production partner and we look forward to establishing a long-term relationship across the sport. We believe our creativity and production expertise will enhance the viewing experience for broadcasters and viewers around the world. The FEI run events across the globe and its diverse equestrian disciplines provide a challenging and exciting opportunity for the IMG production teams.”“IMG has the wide expertise we need to grow uptake of our equestrian content globally, and the recent renewal of our distribution partnership with IMG now provides a deep synergy that will deliver enhanced services to the FEI’s broadcast clients,” said Christian Osterode, FEI Head of Broadcasting and Media Rights.“It is vital that the FEI demonstrates the strengths of equestrian sport against the Olympic backdrop and as our sport grows globally. Working closely with IMG, the FEI will be delivering compelling, cutting-edge content for broadcast, from traditional television to the new digital platforms in online and mobile.”As part of an extensive tender process, the FEI received bids from 12 industry leading companies, including MBP-TV, which has been the FEI’s production partner for almost 20 years.“MBP-TV has played a vital role in helping the FEI to develop its equestrian broadcast coverage, and we owe the talented team at MBP-TV a huge debt of thanks,” Osterode said. “Our demands have grown so dramatically that we now need to partner with a globally networked organisation.” Tags: FEI, IMG, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

Tiffany Foster 3rd in PWC Cup

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! With a great start to day one of the ‘North American’ Tournament presented by Rolex, guests enjoying the fantastic conditions were once again treated to another great win by World #1 Kent Farrington(USA).Entering the competition on his incredibly talented Uceko, a 16 year-old gelding by Celano, the duo took control in the PWC Cup 1.55m to win the title and hoist the champions hardware. A starting roster of 41 top international athletes, representing 13 nations, would challenge the course designed by Santiago Varela of Spain. The challenging first round was mastered by seven notable athletes who went on to an exciting jump off against the clock.Following the win Farrington commented on his long time partner, “He’s really been a great horse for my career. I got him at the end of his 6 year-old year and he’s been a mainstay at my stable. Uceko really brought my career to an international level and I owe him a lot for that and I’m very proud that he is still able to go out and win like he did today.” Farrington continued, “Uceko is a special horse, he really has his own way to win – which is different from most of the other horses. He’s able to leave out strides that I don’t think many other horses can do while still leaving the fences up so that gives me a big advantage.”Continuing a hot streak from last week’s ‘Pan American’ Tournament, young Fernando Martinez of Mexico once again arrived at the finish line with a blazing time that earned him yet another podium finish next to the top ranked Farrington. When describing his fantastic partner Cor Bakker, a 10 year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Martinez said, “He is a very clever horse. He is incredibly quick across the ground but he’s also very careful.” He continued, “I am really just learning at this level – this is my first CSI 5*, so I’m just thrilled with the fact that this horse has taken me here.”Following close behind the top two finishers for a great podium finish, was Canada’s Tiffany Foster aboard her long-time partner, Victor. Foster had this to say about how she manages the 15 year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, “I’ve had Victor since he was 8 years-old and he’s 15 now so we’ve been together for quite a while. I think these classes really suit him – 1.55m is the perfect height for him. He is very comfortable and competitive at this level and he’s a very fast horse so I know if I can get in the jump off, I have a shot.Full results here. Tags: Tiffany Foster, Victor, Spruce Meadows North American, Horse Sport Enews Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

Revisiting the heart-stopping moments before Apollo 11 landed on the moon with the world watching

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Fifty years ago this week, the Apollo 11 astronauts — Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins — suited up as America waited with bated breath: would the trio be the first Americans to set foot on the moon?It was a grand, new goal that was first set by President John F. Kennedy.“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth,” he said in May 1961.Astronauts who were preparing for the U.S. first lunar mission followed a complex training program. There were simulations. They walked in their spacesuits. They completed tests in the water.Americans counted the days — with so many questions about the mission — as did NASA. And then it was time.On July 16, 1969, families across the U.S. gathered in their living rooms — and hundreds of millions around the world — watched as the Apollo 11 lifted off into space.After traveling 240,000 miles in 76 hours, Apollo 11 entered in a lunar orbit. The next day, the lunar module Eagle, with Armstrong and Aldrin inside, separated from the command module where Collins remained.Hours later, the Eagle began its descent to the moon. But then, there was an alarm.“12-02. Standby,” Mission Control could be heard saying.Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston housed the engineers and flight directors who worked tirelessly to ensure Apollo 11’s mission was a success.A “12-02” alarm meant that the lunar module’s computer was overloaded. If the problem could not be corrected, the landing would need to be aborted.“Give us a reading on the 12-02 program alarm,” Armstrong could be heard saying.The control room responded with silence.They would continue with the mission.Armstrong flew the lunar module manually, evading boulders in their planned landing location. With the fuel running critically low, Apollo flight director Gene Kranz, back in Mission Control, gave a 60-seconds-to-abort warning.Critical minutes passed and then Armstrong could be heard saying: “The Eagle has landed.”“Roger, Tranquility. We copy you on the ground. You’ve got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot,” Mission Control could be heard responding.“Thank you,” Aldrin said.Then, there was the sound of applause in Apollo Mission Control in Houston as some wiped away tears.Armstrong bounded across the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969. From the moon, he said those famous words: “That’s one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.”Nineteen minutes later, it was Aldrin’s turn to take his first steps.“Beautiful view!” he said.President Richard Nixon spoke to Aldrin and Armstrong while they were in space, telling them: “I just can’t tell you how proud we all are.”Yet, back in Apollo Mission Control in Houston, after the cheering and the tears, they knew they had a lot of work still left to do as they guided the men back home.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Director, Academic Programs (0379U) – CDSS

first_imgConviction History BackgroundThis is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and abackground check due to the nature of the job responsibilities.Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviewsinformation received in the context of the job responsibilities.The University reserves the right to make employment contingentupon successful completion of the background check.Equal Employment OpportunityThe University of California is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction Employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, disability, or protected veteran status. For moreinformation about your rights as an applicant see:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdfFor the complete University of California nondiscrimination andaffirmative action policy see:http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct Preferred QualificationsTerminal degree in a related area (PhD, JD, MD, etc.)preferred.Academic background and recognized expertise in selected areaof research.Expert fundraising experience.Demonstrated expertise in developing and buildingcollaborations between campus, industrial and / or governmentalagencies.Advanced knowledge of common analytical tools used within theUC financial community including Excel, CalAnswers, StudentInformation System, etc. highly desirable.Change management skills a plus. Salary & BenefitsFor information on the comprehensive benefits package offered bythe University visit:https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html Salary will be commensurate with experience. Director, Academic Programs (0379U) – CDSS AboutBerkeleyAt the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed tocreating a community that fosters equity of experience andopportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of allbackgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture ofopenness, freedom and belonging make it a special place forstudents, faculty and staff.The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’sleading institutions of higher education, distinguished by itscombination of internationally recognized academic and researchexcellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a largeand diverse student body; its public mission and commitment toequity and social justice; and its roots in the Californiaexperience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning thestatus quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since itsfounding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance,generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value inCalifornia, the United States and the world.We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the fulldiversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to andunderstanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds present in our community. When you join the team atBerkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative andequity-focused community that approaches higher education as amatter of social justice that requires broad collaboration amongfaculty, staff, students and community partners. In decidingwhether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are stronglyencouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our StrategicPlan.Application Review DateThe First Review Date for this job is: 3/15/21Departmental OverviewThe Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) is adynamic, innovative new structure at UC Berkeley that represents aonce-in-a-generation transformation. The Division brings togetherfaculty, researchers, and students from computing, statistics, thehumanities, and social and natural sciences, mirroring thecross-cutting nature of data science and redefining the researchuniversity for the digital age. Core to the Division is acommitment to examining how the digital revolution affects equityand opportunity—and building the capacity to respond to thesechallenges. CDSS connects the Data Science Education Program,School of Information, Departments of Electrical Engineering &Computer Sciences and Statistics, the Berkeley Institute for DataScience, Center for Computational Biology, and the Data Commons.The Division is responsible for growing Berkeley’s broad-based datascience education program, including classes and programs servingthousands of undergraduate students a year.This incumbent manages data science undergraduate programs andstaff as well as the growth of data science undergraduate andgraduate programs associated with Computing Data Science andSociety (CDSS). Reports to the Executive Assistant Dean (EAD) witha dotted line report to the Associate Deans for UndergraduateStudies and Graduate Studies.The Director of Academic Programs works in close collaboration withthe Associate Deans, EAD, CDSS department managers, and others tosupport the Data Science undergraduate major as well as supportingdevelopment of graduate programs for the division. Manages the teamof staff working closely and collaboratively to support DataScience Undergraduate Studies and the Division. The successfulcandidate must be able to work effectively as a member of a teamand be willing to share information and work jointly on projects ofcritical importance to the academic achievements and fundraisingefforts of the CDSS. This position provides leadership thatdemonstrates and communicates a big picture understanding of theorganization, its interrelationships, and priorities; and ensurestime, resources, learning opportunities, and actions are focused onpriorities that matter to the changing workplace. Responsible formodifying processes to enhance services.This individual oversees the development of new projects andprograms to expand the scope and influence of Data Scienceeducation across campus and in partnership with externalorganizations including other UCs, peer institutions, CommunityColleges, etc. within California, nationally, and internationally.We are seeking a manager who can balance the challenge of standingup new graduate programs, while maintaining / enhancing ourexisting undergraduate studies programs.Data Science Undergraduate Studies expects to grow and take on newundergraduate programs. In addition, the division is workingactively to develop new and expand existing graduate programs inData Science. In coordination with the Associate Deans forUndergraduate and Graduate Education and the DSUS staff, theincumbent will be responsible for carrying out intensive research,analysis, and development of new projects. The incumbent willrecommend solutions to problems that arise and will encourageinnovative solutions to revenue generation. Possibilities include:starting multiple new revenue generating Master’s programs andcoordinating with the Statistics and L&S Computer Sciencemajors and minors.Responsibilities30% Management and Supervision: Manages the existing Data ScienceUndergraduate Studies (DSUS) staff supporting the Data Sciencestudent experience and supports the growth and development ofgraduate programs that are under development. Oversees all aspectsof DSUS including Instructional Support, Student Services, StudentExperience, and Adoption/Outreach to other institutions. Working incoordination with the Associate Deans, develops goals andobjectives for the team, provides leadership and training to thestaff, plans and implements systems, procedures and services, anddeals with a variety of complex and unusual problems. Troubleshootsproblems and conflicts; provides additional staff training asrequired. Oversees and performs all management functions, includingrecruitment, training and coaching, employee development, andperformance management. This position has significant managerialduties and manages, through subordinate supervisors and technicalleads, the coordination and implementation of activities of thedepartment with responsibility for results in terms of costs,methods, and employees.25% Instructional Support: Working with the Faculty Director ofPedagogy (FDP), provides basic support for curriculum andinstructors, oversees issues associated with the major and minor,and coordinates outreach to other campus academic programs. Incoordination with the Associate Deans and FDP implements andmaintains course and curriculum quality review processes focused onstudent outcomes and aligned with Data Sciences goals. Collaborateswith partner departments and campuses to assess program’seffectiveness and recommend changes to program’s structure,policies and procedures accordingly. (For example, Data 8curriculum has been deployed at UCSB and UCSD). Oversees themanagement of instructional space for the Data Science curriculum.Similar to the support provided to large courses in Chemistry,Biological Sciences, and EECS, ensures appropriate staff support isprovided for large lecture courses including providing coordinatorsto assist faculty in running their courses. Works with academicleaders, including the FDP, to provide support for onlineinstructional design. For example, the incumbent will beresponsible for ensuring the faculty have the required assistancefor course development and design. Works to assure other academicprograms across campus are leveraging the popularity of datascience and the importance of it to all of the departments. Dutiesinclude developing technical writing courses/programs, incoordination with social sciences and humanities, running a grantprogram to help faculty incorporate data science modules into theircourses, and coordinating curriculum across departments.Responsible for managing the staff who support expanding DataScience-related curriculum across campus. Works with a team toprovide analytical and program support for new educationalinitiatives designed to provide all undergraduates with datascience experiences. Uses analytical and problem-solving skills toconduct research on current student experiences in data science andto assess student interest in new curriculum and programs. Will beresponsible for proposing and developing new programs andsupporting existing programs, such as research experiences andinternship programs. Serves on committees representing Data Scienceeducation, participating in short term and long-term planning.Develops vision for and works with campus stakeholders to improvestudent experience across campus and to expand opportunities forinterdisciplinary collaboration.15% Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB): Works incollaboration with the FDP to provide an inclusive environment forall students and staff and to support the success of all studentsin our program(s). This position oversees the team directly runningexisting programs, e.g., Data Scholars, BUDS, and supports thedevelopment of additional opportunities to increase the diversityof students in our programs. Develops strategies in collaborationwith the ADs and EAD for the promotion of equity and inclusion inthe programs as well as across the Division and campus.15% Outreach & Adoption: Manages the staff responsible forresearching and developing opportunities for enabling improvedcommunity college coordination, including articulation of Data 8with community colleges, which is key for transfer studentreadiness. This effort will be coupled with providing onlinedelivery of Data 8 including providing assistance to communitycolleges in setting up the course, etc. Works collaboratively tosupport efforts aimed at introducing and preparing students,beginning in high school, for data science study and careers.15% Budget and financial management: Develops and executes shortand long-range strategic planning process for academic programmingfor DSUS (in conjunction with the Associate Dean), and executes onthe subsequent long-term strategies. Working with the AssociateDean and divisional finance lead, prepares the TAS budget for theData Science minor and major. Manages the resources associated withthe various student programs including oversight of various fundsand making recommendations for the appropriate use of gift andgrant funds. Identifies and pursues funding opportunities andrevenue streams. Collaborates with External Relations and DataSciences staff to develop sustainable approaches for engaging DSUSfaculty, students, and alumni in fundraising. Leads or collaboratesin developing grant proposals or pitches to funding agencies anddonors. Participates in the program budgeting and accountingprocesses to support financial infrastructure of the program.Oversees decisions to hire staff and students to carry out programgoals within budget, assesses adherence to plans, adapts asappropriate. Develops program budget proposals.Required QualificationsDemonstrated expertise with program building within a leadingacademic institution for handling administrative, budgetary, humanresources and financial principles and practices. Experiencemanaging an ongoing program while developing new initiatives highlydesirable.Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicateeffectively orally and in writing.Expert ability to think creatively and independently onconcepts requiring advanced analytical skills.Expert interpersonal skills and ability to work with diversegroups to achieve results.Expert ability to work collaboratively with dynamic and diversegroup of faculty, staff and students.Expert negotiation skills. Ability to manage complexrelationships within the organization and in collaboration withaffiliated departments.Demonstrated experience managing professional staff andproviding leadership for diverse teams.Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate in a matrixedorganization.Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience/ training.center_img jeid-fc556f1ad937eb468fe3868af8bf15f5 To apply, visit https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=21&JobOpeningId=15926&PostingSeq=1 Diversity StatementPlease include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph)statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion,and belonging in your professional experience.Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to ourUC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that “everymember of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining asafe, caring, and humane environment in which these values canthrive.”last_img read more

NBA Legend Bill Walton Raged Grateful Dead Santa Clara Harder Than Everyone

first_imgNBA hall-of-famer Bill Walton attended his 855th and 856th (!!!) Grateful Dead shows this past weekend in Santa Clara, California. The Deadhead was spotted in great spirits as he danced and sang along the whole night, hanging out with fans and even band members. Walton documented the entire journey on his Twitter account. Check him out in all his 7-foot glory enjoying a lovely evening with his favorite band.last_img

NASCAR community makes Super Bowl LI picks

first_img Logano is among several drivers in Houston, Texas for the festivities. Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace Jr. and David Ragan are also in town. BUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 live! With Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons fast approaching, the NASCAR community is weighing on social media with their picks for the big game. This Super Bowl marks a stark contrast to last year’s game when the home team for much of the NASCAR community, the Carolina Panthers played in the game, losing to the Denver Broncos, 24-10. RELATED: Who did drivers pick in Super Bowl 50? Among NASCAR drivers, Joey Logano and David Ragan have the biggest rooting interest in this matchup — the Connecticut native Logano is a Pats fan, while Georgia native Ragan is a Falcons fan. The two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers even made a charitable bet on the game. RELATED: Logano, Ragan make charitable Super Bowl LI bet So which team is the NASCAR community picking? Here’s a sampling below. Patriots fan as well as former crew chief turned NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte was on site as well.last_img read more

Otso Waheela C gets early release of new Slate & Gray, all forks move…

first_imgBy now, you may be getting familiar with the Otso features, particularly their Tuning Chip dropout system. The three position adjustable dropout alters the chainstay length by up to 20 mm, while it also raises and lowers the BB to compensate for the change in ride height for different tires. At its longest setting, the frame can run up to 29 x 2.1″ tires or 700c x 53mm.Otso previously shipped each bike with a fork that included a 15mm thru axle. That eventually shifted to riders having the option of choosing either a 15mm or 12mm axle. Now, based on customer feedback and choices, all bikes will only be shipped with a 12mm thru axle. It seems that in the road and gravel world, 12mm has become the preferred standard up front. If you’ve been shopping for a new bike, then you already know that the increased demand has made things pretty scarce. That’s part of the reason why Otso is releasing the fourth new color of their awesome Waheela C all road / gravel / dropbar MTB a bit early. Originally slated for a 2021 release, the new color is available now – just in time for fall exploring. The frames are constructed using EPS molded carbon fiber and include a number of mounting options, internal cable routing including dropper post compatibility (options for 60mm or 100mm travel in their bike builder), and a 68mm threaded BSA bottom bracket.The Matte Slate / Gray, joins six other colors that are partially available depending on the frame size required. Framesets start at $2,200 and complete bikes start at $3,600, with plenty of spec options available through the custom bike configurator.otsocycles.comlast_img read more