first_imgAnticipated Begin Date: Faculty This position is being announced simultaneously with PVL 96907 ;please note only one vacancy exists. Having two position vacancylistings allows the School of Veterinary Medicine to considercandidates with both tenure-track credentials and non- tenure trackcredentials for this position.Extensive opportunities for collaborative research and teachingexist within the School of Veterinary Medicine and the UW-Madisoncampus. The School of Medicine & Public Health, the College ofAgriculture & Life Sciences, the School of Pharmacy, theBiotechnology Center, and the School of Education are locatedwithin a short distance of the School of Veterinary Medicine on theUW-Madison campus. A close relationship also exists with theWisconsin State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory which is locatedwithin the same footprint on campus as the School of VeterinaryMedicine. UW-Madison considers the School of Veterinary Medicine tobe a major factor in its overall success as a top five universityin terms of awarded federal funding. The school is also a majorfactor in Madison’s emergence as a hub of commercial biotechnology,including regenerative medicine technologies.The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enrichingopportunities. Madison was named the most bike-friendly city; theDane County Farmers’ Market is one of the largest in the nation;Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city;Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live,work, and play; and the university is nationally recognized foracademics and athletics. Please see the following link for moreinformation: Information:School of Veterinary Medicine home page: Employment Class: Hiring Department(s): The Department of Medical Sciences of the University ofWisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine invitesapplications for a tenure-track, full-time, 12-month positionwithin the Dermatology Service at the Small Animal Clinic of ourteaching hospital, UW Veterinary Care. The successful candidatewill join two other board-certified dermatologists providingclinical service within the Small Animal Hospital on the UW-Madisoncampus. UW Veterinary Care is a collegial, collaborativeenvironment that offers specialty care with board certified expertsin Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Medical and Radiation Oncology,Neurology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Soft Tissue and OrthopedicSurgery, Exotic Animal Medicine, Dentistry/Oral Surgery, andEmergency and Critical Care. Excellent support services areavailable in Clinical Pathology, Pathology, Diagnostic Imaging, andAnesthesiology.Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery, Exotic AnimalMedicine, Dentistry/Oral Surgery, and Emergency and CriticalCare. Lori [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) A872100-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/MEDICAL SCIENCES Contact: DVM or equivalent. Advertised Salary: Official Title: Board certification or Board eligibility is required in theAmerican College of Veterinary Dermatology or European College ofVeterinary Dermatology.A successful candidate must have a documented track record ofacademic productivity or have demonstrated potential to develop anindependent research program in a basic science orclinically-orientated research field relevant to veterinarydermatology.Aptitude and/or experience in clinical instruction of veterinarystudents, interns, and residents are also expected. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN) NOVEMBER 01, 2019 Additional Link:Full Position Details 96909-FA Applications Open: Dec 21 2018 Central Standard TimeApplications Close: Assistant Professor-Dermatologycenter_img License or Certificate: N/A The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer.The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Additional Information: Minimum number of years and type of relevant workexperience: Working Title: Position Summary: To apply for this position, please click “Apply Online” to beginthe process. You will be required to upload a cover letter, currentCV, and a document listing the contact information for threeprofessional references. For questions regarding the applicationprocess, please contact Nancy Parkinson [email protected] Questions about the position should bedirected to Dr. Doug DeBoer at [email protected] deadline for assuring full consideration is August 31, 2019,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) 100% Job no: 96909-FAWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: VET M/MEDICAL SCIENCESLocation: MadisonCategories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine Position Vacancy ID: Instructions to Applicants: Degree and area of specialization: Term: FTE: Must maintain a Wisconsin license to practice VeterinaryMedicine.last_img read more

Candlelight Vigil Held in Memory of Children Involved in Fatal Crash

first_imgPeople gathered at the scene of the crash to pray, mourn and pay their respects. Seven-month-old Prince Carter died in the crash and his sister two-year-old Princess Carter later died at the hospital.Neighbors say they are still shocked but they are supporting the family and helping them heal.Neighbor Darrel Hughes says, “I mean, we have children up here, we have grown folks, but it’s ridiculous that every week something happens up here on Monroe, Linwood, Evans, Bedford.”The parents of the victims are still in the hospital with serious injuries. The driver, Frederick McFarland, is still in the hospital.He is expected to face charges of felony fleeing, manslaughter, and murder.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare NOVEMBER 30TH, 2017  TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Family and community members are remembering the young victims killed in that police chase and crash. Earlier Thursday night, a candlelight vigil took place in memory of Prince and Princess Carter.last_img read more


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Dead & Company Heats Up ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ With Smokin’ Five Song Set

first_imgDead & Company, the newest group featuring members of the Grateful Dead, made their debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. The group performed at the show’s outdoor space, playing a set that featured a bounty of Dead classics. In total, the band played five songs: “Bertha,” “Scarlet Begonias,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Althea” and “Not Fade Away.”While only “Bertha” aired during the program, Kimmel has released four of the five songs for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! The only one they didn’t share, for whatever reason, is “Althea.” Watch some fan-shot footage of the classic, courtesy of Ed Congdon: It was so nice to see these guys back in action! Dead & Company’s tour kicks off in one month, beginning in Charlotte, NC before hitting Bonnaroo and venues nationwide. You can see the tour schedule here.Setlist: Dead & Company at Jimmy Kimmel Live, Los Angeles, CA – 5/10/16Set: Bertha, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Althea, Not Fade Awaylast_img read more

Professor discusses sources, responses of algorithmic bias in lecture

first_imgCathy O’Neil, a mathematician, data scientist and New York Times bestselling author, gave a keynote presentation on algorithmic bias Friday afternoon.O’Neil received her PhD in math from Harvard, and she has held academic positions at MIT and Barnard College where she did research on arithmetic algebraic geometry. She also founded the O’Neil Risk Consulting and Algebraic Auditing.Her address was part of an event hosted by the Technology Ethics Center at Notre Dame. Following O’Neil’s presentation there were a a few panels featuring Notre Dame faculty members. They analyzed the source of algorithmic bias as well as the ethical obligations that institutions have to account for bias in algorithmic decision-making. Elizabeth Prater | The Observer Keynote speaker Cathy O’Neil presenting on algorithmic bias.She began her talk by discussing her argument against the authoritativeness of big data, which is a term that refers to data that is difficult to analyze using traditional methods because it is so complex and fast.“[Big data] is presented to us as factual, scientific and authoritative. I’m going to argue that it is the opposite of that,” O’Neil said. “We’re told not to look behind the math, and we’re told to trust it blindly… that is a problem of power.”In order to analyze big data, predictive algorithms are used to sort and compile the data. O’Neil said we use predictive algorithms on a daily basis. She broke down the two different elements of predictive algorithms using the example of choosing what to cook for dinner.“When I cook dinner for my kids, the data I have on hand is what are the ingredients in my kitchen. The history of data, and historical data is all the memories of what my kids eat and don’t eat,” O’Neil said. “I need a definition of success. What does it mean for me, for my kids, that the dinner was success?”She said that the definition of success could contribute to bias.“I am inserting my agenda into my meal preparation,” she said, continuing with the dinner analogy.This same specific bias can be seen in the technological realm.“[Facebook] deliver news items to you that will keep you on Facebook for as long as possible. That is an agenda,” she said. “That’s the sort of proxy for money because the longer you spend on Facebook, the more you click on ads, which is where they get money from.”Although this may benefit Facebook, this often does not benefit the individual scrolling through their feed.“Facebook is to decide what is their definition of success and how to optimize it to their benefit,” she said. “And I would argue that [clickbait] is not to our benefit, as a nation, as a world, because we’ve seen that their definition of success is actually promoting misinformation and disputes and arguments.”O’Neil said people commonly defend algorithms by pointing to the complex mathematics and writing off individuals who challenge the math without proper background training.“But ultimately, what is going on behind [the algorithms], is deciding what we deserve,” O’Neil said. “That is essentially what big data does. Pretty big algorithms have been replacing your bureaucracy at every turn. So anytime you’re interacting with a bureaucracy, like applying for a job, applying for college, an algorithm is probably deciding whether you deserve or don’t deserve something.”Additionally, algorithmic bias has larger implications within society. The likelihood of incarceration can be algorithmically predicted by one’s ethnicity, prior incarceration, family history and socioeconomic status.“The context matters. An algorithm needs to be understood within its context. The ethical dilemmas represented by an algorithm in the context, will very much depend on the details.” O’Neil said. “And that’s one of the reasons as an algorithmic auditor myself that I do not believe whatsoever in automated AI ethics tools. There is no such thing as automated ethics.”In reference to the data science community, O’Neil says that data scientists as a whole are overloaded.“We are expected to not only build algorithms, but to solve ethical dilemmas. And it’s way too much,” she said. “Our job is to translate those decisions about values to code, rather than to make those decisions.”Tags: algorithmic bias, Artifical Intelligence, big datalast_img read more

Report: Asian wind power capacity to top 141 GW by 2027

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:Annual wind capacity additions in the Asia Pacific region (excluding China) are expected to reach 12.1 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 according to new research from MAKE Consulting, more than double the capacity added by the end of 2017 of 5.5 GW.The new report, Asia Pacific (excl. China) Wind Power Outlook 2018, was published this week by MAKE Consulting (recently a Wood Mackenzie company), and predicted that not only would annual wind capacity additions in the region reach a peak of 12.1 GW, but that over 96 GW would be added over the next 10 years thanks to market dynamics at play in India, Australia, and Taiwan. As a result, cumulative wind capacity in the region is likely to hit 141 GW in 10 years.MAKE focused primarily on those three countries. Specifically, in India, MAKE Senior Analyst Robert Liew believes that wind development will achieve record years of new added capacity but that growth prospects could be limited by grid limitations, an issue which continues to plague the Indian energy sector no matter the technology type. As the country transitions to an auction system — as compared to the previously-traditional government financial support mechanism — the growth of the wind energy industry in India is reliant upon large-scale auctions which have allowed wind prices to drop by over half in just under a year. Unsurprisingly, therefore, the Indian central government is now targeting upwards of 10 GW of new auctions every financial year.Conversely, according to Liew, “Political uncertainty over replacement of the national renewable energy target in Australia hinders growth potential.” As has been highlighted recently, the Australian renewable energy sector receives little-to-no support from the Federal Government due to the mammoth entrenched interests in the country’s coal industry present in the current ruling party, headed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. This has been taken to new heights with political infighting over the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) which doesn’t even warrant the title of “middle ground option” between the two ideological points of view regarding renewable energy. As such, renewable energy growth is driven at the State- and commercial-level, as well as market economics that stem from the competitiveness of onshore wind’s Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE).Meanwhile, as has also been repeatedly highlighted of late, the Taiwan wind sector is being driven almost single-handedly by its offshore wind energy potential and its recent auctions which recently awarded over 5 GW to numerous bidders. What will be most important to watch is the role that Taiwan begins to play as a regional hub for the development of offshore wind, as well as the country’s own future ambitions.More: Asia Pacific Annual Wind Capacity To Climb Over 12 Gigawatts By 2022 Report: Asian wind power capacity to top 141 GW by 2027last_img read more

Mexican Government Tries to Regain Control in Michoacán after Confrontations

first_img Mexican security forces attempted to regain control in the troubled state of Michoacan (west), where 24 people died on July 23 during confrontations between the Police and alleged members of the local drug cartel, “Los Caballeros Templarios”. Caption: Mexican Federal Police officers participate in a security operation on a road located in Michoacan state, on July 24, 2013. (Photo: AFP/Ronaldo Schemidt) Six other attacks against the Police were registered on July 23 in the Michoacan’s sub-region of Tierra Caliente, resulting in shootings where two agents and at least 20 “suspected criminals” were killed, CNS reported. By late 2006, Michoacan was the first region where former President Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) deployed his broad military operation against drug trafficking cartels, generating a wave of violence with over 70,000 murders during his tenure. A federal government source confirmed that the clashes were directed “against Los Caballeros Templarios,” but no group has been officially accused of the attacks. By Dialogo July 26, 2013 Almost seven years later, Enrique Peña Nieto’s government (2012-2018) sent its first major military reinforcement to Michoacan because of the violence in the agricultural region of Tierra Caliente, where the main Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas (Pacific) is located. July 23 was the bloodiest since May, when an Army and Federal Police operation in Tierra Caliente was launched to safeguard the population of extortions, kidnappings, and murders perpetrated by Los Caballeros Templarios. The government of Michoacan stated that the roads where the ambushes occurred, located near Arteaga, Infiernillo and El Carrizo, have been reopened. The government’s National Security Council (CNS) reported that no incident involving the federal security forces had been registered in Michoacan, although there was an attack on the evening of the 23rd, which had not yet been officially confirmed. “Two (Federal Police) agents were killed and six others were injured” in an attack against a convoy near Pichilinguillo, CNS stated. last_img read more

Gerindra to reappoint Prabowo as chairman in extraordinary congress on Saturday

first_imgGerindra secretary-general Ahmad Muzani has said that the party is set to reappoint Prabowo Subianto as its chairman in the upcoming extraordinary congress, which is to be held at Prabowo’s residence in Hambalang, Bogor, West Java, on Saturday.”This is the result of the previous national leadership meeting, where 34 Regional Representatives Council [DPD] members asked for Prabowo’s willingness to lead the party [again] in the next five years,” Muzani said on Thursday evening, as quoted by national leadership meeting, which was conducted on June 4, also resulted in a decision to hold the extraordinary meeting both offline and online amid the ongoing health crisis. Read also: PSI, Gerindra join PDI-P in backing Jokowi’s son for Surakarta mayoraltyThose attending the congress in person, however, would be asked to undergo a swab test first to make sure they were free from the coronavirus, Muzani said, adding that they were also required to comply with health protocol during the meeting by wearing face masks and keeping a distance from one another. “We’d like to thank the Health Ministry for facilitating the swab testing for the congress participants,” he said.In addition to appointing the party’s chairman for the 2020-2025 term, the congress will also have Prabowo deliver the accountability report of the party’s central executive board.Prabowo, who is also the defense minister, has led Gerindra since 2014, replacing then-chairman Suhardi, who passed away in August 2014. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgGerman Corporate Governance Commission – Rolf Nonnenmacher will assume the role of chair of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex with effect from 1 March 2017. The chair of the government commission is appointed by the German federal minister for justice and consumer protection. Nonnenmacher will replace Manfred Gertz, who has been a member of the commission for 11 years, and its chair since 2013. Nonnenmacher is a supervisory board member of German companies Continental, Covestro, and ProSiebenSat.1 Media, and former chair of the managing board of KPMG in Germany. He was a member of the predecessor government corporate governance commission.GAM – The Swiss asset manager has opened its first office in Austria. Based in Vienna, the office demonstrated GAM’s commitment to the region, said Daniel Durrer, head of institutional and fund distribution for continental Europe. Gerald Pistracher has been responsible for GAM’s Austrian operations since 2014, previously operating from the company’s Zurich office.IFRS – The International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation said Sue Lloyd is to take over as chairman of the IFRS Interpretations Committee. The former Goldman Sachs banker, who is also the vice-chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is widely viewed as the ‘Mother of IFRS 9’, the IASB’s new financial instruments standard. The Investment Association – The UK’s asset management trade body has named Peter Harrison as its new board chair, replacing Helena Morrissey from 1 May 2017. Harrison is group chief executive of Schroders, the FTSE100-listed asset manager. In addition, Henderson Group chief executive Andrew Formica has been named deputy chair. Both will serve a fixed two-year term.Chris Cummings, CEO at the Investment Association, thanked Morrissey for her “tireless and outstanding contribution to the industry in her time as chair”.European Long-Term Investors Association – The association has launched a High-Level Task Force on Social Infrastructure (HLTF SI), which held its first plenary on Monday, 13 February. The task force is being chaired by Romano Prodi, former president of the European Commission and Italian prime minister. Its vice-chair is Christian Sautter, former French minister of economy, finance and industry. Global Impact Investing Network – Mark Grier, vice chair of American insurer Prudential, has been appointed chair of the GIIN. He replaces Antony Bugg-Levine, who help establish the network in 2009 and has been chair of the board ever since. Among the network’s European members are Dutch pharmacists’ pension fund PMA, the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries, and the IKEA Foundation.last_img read more

Port Waratah Abandons Newcastle Coal Port Expansion

first_imgPort Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) has decided to abandon the Terminal 4 development project in Newcastle as the capacity of the existing coal terminals would be sufficient for future growth in coal exports.Namely, PWCS advised the Port of Newcastle that it intends to allow the Terminal 4 agreement for lease to lapse when it expires in August 2019.Chief Executive Officer Hennie du Plooy explained that the company opted for the moveafter concluding that the capacity of the existing coal terminals, including potential expansion options, “are likely to be sufficient to cater for future growth in coal exports.”Market conditions for Hunter Valley coal are strong, with Newcastle exports stable near record levels and prices are once again above USD 100 per tonne. At Port Waratah’s terminals 105 million tonnes were loaded in 2017 and incremental growth is expected this year.“With significant growth capacity available in the existing terminals, we do not expect that the conditions to support an investment of the large and long-term nature of Terminal 4 will be in place before the development approval lapses in September 2020,” du Plooy added.last_img read more