Dean of the School of Pharmacy

first_imgThe Lebanese American University (www.lau.edu.lb) invites applicationsand nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Pharmacy.The Lebanese American University is a leading higher educationinstitution in the Middle East operating on two campuses, Beirutand Byblos, and enrolling more than 8000 students. It also has amajor medical center in Beirut and an academic center in New YorkCity. The University is chartered by the Regents of the StateUniversity of New York, and Accredited by the New EnglandCommission on Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE). The School ofPharmacy enrolls over 450 students and offers a BS in Pharmacy, aPharmD program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council forPharmacy Education (ACPE) and an MS in Pharmaceutical Developmentand Management.POSITION SUMMARY:The Dean of Pharmacy will be the chief academic officer of theSchool, and will be responsible for all matters relating toacademic leadership and administration including overseeing ofacademic programs, faculty, staff and students. The Dean will setstandards of intellectual engagement and accomplishment for theSchool and will provide strategic vision and operational leadershipto all aspects of the academic and clinical programs, creating anenvironment that supports the School’s faculty and itsstudents.The Dean should have a commitment to academic freedom and thecentrality of the liberal arts core within the broader context ofuniversity education, and a demonstrated ability to articulate acompelling, strategic vision and long-term goals for the School ofPharmacy in a strategic planning context built on LAU’sdistinguished record in pharmaceutical education.The Dean reports to the Provost and serves as a voting member onthe Council of Deans, and Ex-Officio member on several otherUniversity councils.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSThe dean must be qualified to provide leadership in pharmacyprofessional education and practice, including teaching, research,scholarly activities, and service. He/she must unite and inspire ahigh-performance team of faculty, staff, preceptors, and studentstoward achievement of the school’s mission and goals.Candidates are expected to fulfill the requirements for the deanof pharmacy qualifications as defined by the ACPE AccreditationStandards. In addition, successful candidates are expected tohave:The academic rank of professorA distinguished research and academic recordA proven record of administrative leadershipA track record of fundraising and grant developmentExperience in strategic planning and accreditationAn administrative style that demonstrates commitment to sharedgovernanceA strategic, innovative and forward thinking leadershipstyleAn innovative approach to teaching and learning assessment andfamiliarity with information technology innovations for highereducation APPLICATION DETAILS:
Applications should include:a letter outlining the applicant’s background, qualificationsand vision for this positiona curriculum vitaenames of five referees with contact detailsReview of applications will continue until the position isfilled.Please send documents in electronic form to the Search Committeefor Dean of Pharmacy at [email protected]last_img read more

Shawnee collaborating with Johnson County, MARC, Lenexa on 75th Street beautification project

first_imgShawnee is collaborating with Johnson County, Lenexa and a nearby developer on a $3 million improvement project for 75th Street between Quivira and Switzer.Shawnee is collaborating with Johnson County and the Mid-America Regional Council to make improvements on 75th Street.The city council in its Monday meeting unanimously agreed to accept County Assisted Road System (CARS) funds from Johnson County on the city street improvement project. The total funding reimbursement makes up 50 percent of all construction and engineering costs, but not exceeding $1.4 million.The $3 million project will make street improvements to 75th Street from Quivira Road to Switzer Road. Shawnee anticipates contributing $1.2 million of city funds for the project, with plans to receive $400,000 in outside funds from the Westbrooke Green developer and the city of Lenexa to help pay for the project (Lenexa shares part of the intersection at 75th and Quivira).This project, which was included in Shawnee’s 2019 capital improvement plan, will make improvements including asphalt mill and overlay, curb and sidewalk/accessibility removal and replacement, new striping, utility relocation, storm sewer facilities, a new traffic signal and geometric improvements at 75th and Quivira, as well as adding streetscape items.Shawnee staff is working with MARC on conducting a study of the corridor to make beautification improvements. The study, Re-Imagine 75th Street, will ultimately establish recommendations for the stretch of road.MARC and Shawnee are working on selecting a consultant selection for the study, after which the consultant is expected to complete a report by late summer. City staff reported that this phase will delay the design, plan preparation and construction of the CARS-funded project.The majority of construction will be completed in 2020, according to a Jan. 28 city memo.last_img read more

Legendary Bermudian Actor, Earl Cameron Dies Aged 102

first_imgCameron told the Royal Gazette newspaper in 2018, “to be honest, it didn’t strike me as breaking ground on the racial issue. “When I arrived in London, I had no qualifications for anything,” he recalled two years ago, adding “it was a period when it was almost impossible for a black person to get any kind of job.” Cameron’s career was launched in 1951 by the film Pool of London, a classic thriller — but never shown in his home country. Bermuda snubbed it in part because it was the first British movie to show an interracial relationship. Cameron was inducted into Britain’s Screen Nation Hall of Fame in 2016, the veteran having been honoured in his homeland four years earlier when the Hamilton City Hall theatre was named after him. But he admitted: “my knees were trembling before I went on, the sweat was pouring out, and I had never been on a stage before in my life. But it still beat washing dishes.” CMC Cameron’s most recent screen appearances included a cameo role in the 2006 film The Queen, with Dame Helen Mirren; the 2010 film Inception, and a role as “grandad” in the short film Up on the Roof in 2013. “At a time when the whole world is examining the history of people of colour, Earl Cameron’s life and legacy makes us pause and remember how he broke barriers and refused to be confined to what his humble beginnings may have dictated as his path,” Burt said leading the tributes to a son of the soil who achieved international fame. Cameron, a father of five, was a devoted member of the Bahá’í faith, which he joined in 1963. His faith also took him to the Solomon Islands in the Pacific with his family to assist the Bahá’í community there. Cameron made his debut in the chorus that night and never looked back. He returned to Bermuda after the war. However, just five months later he was back on a ship, heading to New York and then to London, where he won a role as an understudy in the play Deep are the Roots. The Camerons left the Solomons in 1994, just before the death of his first wife, Audrey, from breast cancer. He arrived in London on the eve of the Second World War and ended up stranded. Cameron scraped a living with a series of low-paid jobs in wartime London until his acting career started almost by accident. “All Bermuda joins with me in celebrating his long and remarkable life.” But his fortunes took a dramatic turn for the better when he went to see a friend who was in the cast of Chu Chin Chow, a West End show, when he was working as a dishwasher at a  restaurant in the city’s Strand.center_img Cameron, the youngest of six children who grew up on Princess Street in North Hamilton, not far from the old Colonial Opera House, was one of the first black performers to break into mainstream British entertainment. He asked his friend if he could have a part in the production after he noticed several black actors in the cast. HAMILTON, Bermuda — Premier David Burt has led tributes to Bermudian acting legend, Earl Cameron, who died on July 3 in England, aged 102. He lived in Warwickshire in the English Midlands with Barbara, his second wife. Calling him “a pioneer from Princess Street”, Burt said “this iconic actor was a proud son of Bermuda whose constant, dignified presence added to stage and screen over decades. “He said, ‘No way’. The show was cast but strangely enough three weeks later he came by late one afternoon and said my big chance had come. He said a guy on the show hadn’t shown up. It was the third time he had missed a matinee, so the director said to get someone else, Cameron recalled. Cameron also appeared in cult TV shows such as Danger Man, Doctor Who and The Prisoner in the 1960s. Cameron went on to star with actors such as Sean Connery in the fourth James Bond movie Thunderball, set in Nassau, and Bahamian Sidney Poitier — a good friend — in the 1973 film A Warm December. “Coming from Bermuda in 1939, which was a very racist island, the degree of racism in England didn’t surprise me. I had grown up with it.” His father, a stonemason, died in 1922, and his mother took a series of hotel jobs to support the family. Cameron held a series of jobs, selling newspapers and working on the ocean liners that brought visitors to the island from New York, as a young man. But his life changed in 1939 after he joined the British Merchant Navy. After his breakthrough in Pool of London, he landed roles in films such as Simba with Dirk Bogarde and Safari with Victor Mature, and also appeared in Tarzan movies. Known for his relaxed manner and laid-back approach to fame, Cameron was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2009 for his accomplishments, which included being the first black actor to star in a British feature film.last_img read more

College football: Media pick Tech to finish third in C-USA West

first_img3.  Louisiana Tech 5.  UTSA Marshall and North Texas each won nine games and played in a bowl game last season and the league’s media are forecasting that the two schools will meet in the C-USA Championship Game this December, as the Thundering Herd were picked to win the East Division title, while North Texas was selected to be crowned West Division champions. 1.  North Texas (20) 7.  UTEP DALLAS – Louisiana Tech has been picked to finish third in Conference USA’s West Division, while North Texas was tabbed as the preseason favorite to win in a preseason vote conducted by a panel of media members that cover C-USA schools.  4.  UAB (2) The Mean Green led the way in the preseason projections for the West Division, followed by Southern Miss, LA Tech, UAB, UTSA, Rice and UTEP.  Marshall was tabbed as the preseason favorite in the East Division, while the Thundering Herd were followed by FIU, Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee, WKU, Old Dominion and Charlotte. EAST DIVISION   C-USA MEDIA MEMBERS PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH 1.  Marshall (14) The 15th annual Conference USA Football Championship Game, pitting the champions of the East and West Divisions, will be held Saturday, Dec. 7.  The 2019 C-USA Football season kicks off Thursday, Aug. 29. 5.  WKUcenter_img 4.  Middle Tennessee Louisiana Tech posted an 8-5 overall record a season ago, including a 5-3 mark in Conference USA play, while the Bulldogs are coming off the program’s fifth straight bowl victory after defeating Hawaii 31-14 in the 2018 SoFi Hawaii Bowl.  2.  FIU (9) (first place votes in parentheses)Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo WEST DIVISION  6.  Rice 2.  Southern Miss (4) 7.  Charlotte For complete coverage of Bulldog Football, please follow Louisiana Tech on social media at @LATechFB (Twitter), /LATechFootball (Facebook) and @LATechFB (Instagram) or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at LATechSports.com. 3.  Florida Atlantic (3) 6.  Old Dominion Anna Claire Thomas, La. Tech Assistant Director of Communications last_img read more

Bounty Paper Towels 2nd Division Hockey League| Fort men continue impressive form, Pizza Hut GCC ladies also victorious

first_imgTHE Old Fort men’s team continued their fine form and extended their winning streak with a 3-2 victory over Bounty GCC, as the Bounty Paper Towels second division league continued on Sunday at the St Stanislaus College ground on Carifesta Avenue.On the distaff side, favourites Pizza Hut GCC maintained their unbeaten form in the ladies’ competition with a 6-2 victory over the Bingo Spartans.The Bounty GCC men seemed destined for victory as their match against Old Fort got off to a feisty start, with a cracker from Shaquille Leung in the 6th minute. A penalty stroke conversion eight minutes later by Meshach Sargeant saw the Bourda boys head into the halftime break with a comfortable 2-0 lead.Old Fort national striker Jael Gaskin came out firing on all cylinders in the second half, however, and levelled the score within 15 minutes through a pair of goals of his own.With the match deadlocked at 2-2, the brilliance of Old Fort midfielder Omar Hopkinson was once again the deciding factor for his team. Hopkinson produced a skilful individual run to finish with a goal four minutes from full time that secured the 3-2 victory for Old Fort who now sit at the top of the men’s pool.The Sequel was forced to work in the early stages of their match against the lively Saints U-19s. With the Sequel goalkeeper still gearing up on the sideline, crafty Saints midfielder Edmund Chinian sneaked in a goal in the opening minute to surprise last year’s winners.The Sequel, however, soon took control of the game and emerged 3-1 winners with goals from Alan and Philip Fernandes and Damon Woodroffe.Pizza Hut GCC were all smiles as they faced the Bingo Spartans in their ladies clash. With Pizza Hut taking the lead in the 10th minute through Vanessa Pires, they never seemed threatened.Young striker Sarah Klautky extended her team’s lead by one with a breakaway goal in the 13th minute while team captain Carina Moller slammed home a quartet of goals to take the Pizza Hut total to 6. Macaela Harding managed a field goal in the 27th minute and Dominique DeGroot converted a penalty stroke ten minutes later for the Spartans to finish the game 6-2.The Old Fort Shooting Stars and Woodpecker Hikers played to a nil-all draw despite several chances by both sides.Action continues on Saturday and Sunday at the St Stanislaus College ground from 15:00hrs.last_img read more

Where the big airline and hotel price rises will be in 2019.

first_imgIt may be no secret that travel costs are going to rise but how badly you’ll be hit in 2019 depends very much on where you live and where you’re going.Carlson Wagonlit Travel and the Global Business Travel Association have just released the fifth annual global travel forecast and the news is particularly bad in some countries.Globally, the report is forecasting global price rises in 2019 of 3.7 percent for hotels and 2.6 percent for flights, being driven by a buoyant global economy and the much talked about increase in fuel prices.The forecast notes this is subject to the impact of protectionist policies such as the trade war between the US and China and implications of Brexit.But it’s when you look at some of the regional breakdowns that things get interesting: some countries will see double-digit rises while others will see modest falls.READ: IATA predicts 2018 fare rises will top 3 percent.As CWT chief executive Kurt Ekert puts it: “Prices are expected to spike in many global markets even as inflation remains subdued.”Travelers will see some changes in the aviation sector, including the introduction of ultra-long-haul flights and increasing competition from low-cost carriers pushing into long-haul routes.Factors helping to push up airfares will include oil prices, the pilot shortage, the potential trade wars and increasing fare segmentation — the move by airlines to charge more for “extras” such as legroom —aimed at improving yield.People living or traveling in Western Europe will be particularly hard hit with airfares across the region expected to rise 4.8 percent. This will include sharp increases in Norway (11.5 percent), Germany (7.3 percent), France (6.9 percent) and Spain (6.7percent).Eastern Europe as well as  Middle Eastern and  African countries, on the other hand, will experience a decline of 2.3 percent and 2 percent, respectively.The Asia-Pacific will see a 3.2 percent rise in airfares in 2019 with ticket prices in the booming Chinese market increasing 3.9 percent.The forecast says the vast majority of countries in the Asia-Pacific will see price rises with hot spots including New Zealand (7.5 percent) and India (7.3 percent).The exception is tipped to be Japan, where prices are likely to fall 3.9 percent as capacity is added ahead of the Olympic Games.North American prices rises are projected at a modest 1.8 percent.“In the US, airlines are recalibrating to reflect better areas of demand, depending on how trade relationships change with key US allies and adversaries,’’ the report says. “The US aviation market is expected to see capacity compression due to expanded fare fragmentation, with premium economy and basic economy reducing available seats, as carriers target margin improvement.”There ’s good news for travelers in Latin America with airfares expected to fall by 2 percent with slight increases in Mexico and Columbia. Chile will be the exception with a forecast rise of 7.5 percent.Accommodation costs will also vary between regions with hotel prices likely to rise 5.1 percent in the Asia-Pacific, with New Zealand again standing out with a substantial 11.8 percent increase.Western Europe will see hotel costs rise 5.6 percent with substantial increases in Norway (11.8 percent), Spain (8.5 percent), Finland (7.1 percent), Germany (6.8 percent) and France (6.8 percent).North American prices will go up 2.1 percent with Canada (5 percent) outpacing the US (2.7 percent).Hotel prices will fall in Eastern Europe (down 1.9 percent), the Middle East and Africa (down 1.5 percent) and Latin America (down 1.3 percent).The exceptions in Latin America will be Chile (up 6.4 percent), Peru (up 2.1 percent) and Mexico (up 0.6 percent).last_img read more

Scientists Break Brain/Twitter Barrier

first_imgUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering doctoral student Adam Wilson has successfully tested a “brain wave monitor” to Twitter publishing interface, allowing him to compose a message merely by thinking and publish it to the arguably too-popular microblogging service.Either the gates of Hell have begun to open or this is a grad student who really knows how to publicize his work by riding the bandwagon of popular culture. Both are probably true.We get a fair number of press releases from Universities about graduate research and we usually don’t write about them. This one was freakish enough that we decided to. Technically, what Wilson did was come up with an interface combining an Electroencephalogram, or brain wave monitor, with an on screen keyboard for selecting letters. The system lights up each key on the keyboard but is able to notice a difference in brain activity when the desired letter for input is lit. Wilson compares it to clicking through multiple letters when texting on a mobile phone.Once you’ve found a new way to input text – what are you going to do with it? Use it to Twitter, of course!Clearly, there’s some gimmickry going on in the news of Wilson’s interface. Who knows if this is better or worse than saying that a technology is developed to assist physically disabled people when it’s really going to be used by the military? Wilson does say that the technology will be helpful for people with active brains but immobile bodies. Now they’ll be able to Twitter, among other things, he says. Fair enough.Here at ReadWriteWeb we’re proud to have the #1 Google search result for the phrase “Internet brain implant” for our post The Internet Brain Implant: Why We Should Say No. Today could be a good time to go re-read that post. New interfaces are cool, but the sanctity of free, independent thought is very important. Wilson’s work is no brain implant, but it does seem like an important thing to check in with ourselves about.To be fair, Twitter is clearly a revolutionary technology that we use throughout every day. Anyone who wants access to that tool ought to have it and Wilson’s work may increase access.We presume many more uses for his work will be found if proven commercially viable. For now, though, we can remember today as the day we learned about the man who Tweeted with his mind.You can find ReadWriteWeb on Twitter, as well as the entire RWW Team: Marshall Kirkpatrick, Bernard Lunn, Alex Iskold, Sarah Perez, Frederic Lardinois, Rick Turoczy, Sean Ammirati, Lidija Davis and Phil Glockner. We hope you’ll at least think about joining us there. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#New Media#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts last_img read more

IPP Support for QuickBooks Online

first_imgDuring VMworld 2010, a presentation slide showing various retail boxes that represented VMware products was displayed on massive screens for the thousands of attendees. The speaker on the stage posed an amusing question about the choice of clip art: “Do we even sell software in boxes anymore?”Similarly, you might think of QuickBooks as a cardboard box you saw in the rapidly shrinking aisle at your local big box retailer. Think again! Let’s take a look at how developers can target the QuickBooks Online platform.You Down With IPP?You don’t have to be naughty by nature to appreciate that implications of working with a platform that has doubled the size of its customer base. So the blog update earlier this week regarding beta access to IPP for QuickBooks Online is a welcome announcement for developers. In a nutshell, developers that get registered and involved in the beta will be able to sell the fruits of their labor within the Intuit App Center. In addition, the previous RWH coverage of opportunities for Adobe Flex developers, Intuit has extended opportunities to those wishing to deploy within IPP using Google Web Toolkit, servlets, JSP and RESTEasy as part of a general server-side container approach.The IPP Java Developer Toolkit project is hosted at code.intuit.com which serves as an open source repository for various tools and components for IPP developers. The Java toolkit includes the client libraries as well as tools and examples for developers to get started. A quick scan of the forums also indicates that code.intuit.com is growing. The stats for last month indicate they have +1600 registered developers with over two thirds being non-Intuit. Recent updates indicate an increased emphasis on OAuth. Also, the Intuit team is reinforcing that Quickbooks is not the sole starting point — as evidenced by their own FAQ — since you do not need to be a QuickBooks user to try or buy these apps.If you are a current Adobe Flex or Java developer are you considering the IPP for your next revenue generating app? Let us know in the comments below! Why You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#hack#Services Related Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?center_img 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid jay cuthrelllast_img read more