To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/525808/research-assistantresearch-associatepostdoctoral-scholar-open-pool Research Assistant/Research Associate/Postdoctoral Scholar -Open PoolJob no: 525808Work type: Faculty – OtherLocation: Eugene, ORCategories: Research/Scientific/GrantsDepartment: Institute of Molecular BiologyRank: Research AssistantAnnual Basis: 12 MonthReview of Applications BeginsApplications will be reviewed as needs arise.Special Instructions to ApplicantsAlong with an online application, including contact information forthree professional references, please submit a letter of interestand a CV.Postdoctoral scholar candidates need to indicate the name ofprincipal investigator with whom they wish to train in their letterof interest.Department SummaryThe Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) is a research institutethat reports to the Vice President of Research and Innovation. Wehave 18 labs and approximately 150 employees, including 45 graduatestudents who train in our labs. We have an administrative structurewhich includes accounting, purchasing, personnel, PI support,building management and three service centers. Our annual budget is$9.5 million, primarily from federal research and traininggrants.Position SummaryIMB at the University of Oregon is soliciting applications for itsopen applicant pool. Positions are limited duration, fundingcontingent postdoctoral or research appointments that are fulltime, part time or short term, contracts not to exceed one year.Possibility of renewal up to a total of three years, depending onprogram needs, funding, and performance. The successful candidatewill have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, andstudents from a variety of diverse backgrounds.Appointments include research assistants (commonly known astechnicians), research associates, and postdoctoral scholars.Research assistants conduct research under direction of a principalinvestigator; postdoctoral scholars conduct research under thedirection of a faculty member for the purpose of acquiring researchtraining; and research associates conduct research with onlygeneral guidance.Minimum RequirementsMinimum qualifications by rank:Research Assistant: bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, orrelated fieldSenior Research Assistant I: bachelor’s degree in biology,chemistry, or related field plus 6 years of applicable workexperience post degreeSenior Research Assistant II: Bachelor’s degree in biology,chemistry, or related field plus 12 years of applicable workexperience post degreePostdoctoral Scholar: terminal degree in biology, chemistry, orrelated fieldResearch Associate: terminal degree in biology, chemistry, orrelated fieldSenior Research Associate I: terminal degree in biology,chemistry, or related field plus 6 years of applicable workexperience post degreeSenior Research Associate II: terminal degree in biology,chemistry, or related field plus 12 years of applicable workexperience post degreeThe University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefitspackage to eligible employees, including health insurance,retirement plans and paid time off. For more information aboutbenefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits. The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmativeaction institution committed to cultural diversity and compliancewith the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individualsto apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protectedstatus, including veteran and disability status. The University iscommitted to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants andemployees with disabilities. To request an accommodation inconnection with the application process, please contact us [email protected] or 541-346-5112.UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,and gender expression in all programs, activities and employmentpractices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, andpolicies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may bereferred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil RightsCompliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on thestatement ofnon-discrimination.In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon preparesan annual report on campus security and fire safety programs andservices. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report isavailable online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report. jeid-8f50bddea2580b429baec09bd70602b3
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From left: Costa Constantinides, Jimmy Van Bramer and Donovan Richards (Credit: iStock)Real estate donors in the Queens borough president race will see some of their checks returned, but this time it’s not because the candidates don’t want their money.The limit for donations is $750 for candidates seeking to receive the highest level of public matching funds. For City Council member Donovan Richards, the Queens Democratic organization’s endorsed candidate, that means he will have to return as much as $21,000 to real estate donors by January 15.Two other contenders will also send money back.Richards, who chairs the City Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, pulled in at least $38,000 from real estate–related groups in his campaign — nearly 30 percent of his donations.Richards’ largest real estate donor, the Real Estate Board of New York, contributed $4,850 through its expenditure committee, Taxpayers for an Affordable New York. Richards did not declare his run for borough president until much later. The campaign expects to return the surplus.Candidates in the city have increasingly been rejecting real estate donations for fear of voter backlash, but that is not the case with Richards. In a statement, a spokesperson for his campaign said Richards has built “countless relationships in his years working to improve his district and build more affordable housing.”The spokesperson said those relationships have resulted in seven projects of entirely affordable apartments — 6,000 of them — and Richards hopes to leverage those relationships as borough president to get more affordable housing built.REBNY declined to comment.Real estate donations to Richards’ campaign also include a combined $7,500 from five members of the Ciampa family tied to Flushing-based developer The Ciampa Organization. Stanley Schuckman, founder of Long Island and New York City-based brokerage Schuckman Realty, gave $3,000.The Partnership for New York, whose board of directors includes representatives from real estate heavyweights Tishman Speyer, the Related Companies and Blackstone, gave Richards $1,000 in February. He also attracted $500 apiece from Realtor’s PAC and the Rent Stabilization Association, which represents rent-stabilized landlords.City Council member Jimmy Van Bramer, who has positioned himself as the progressive in the race, also received donations from the real estate industry. After The Daily News reported that he had yet to return them, he posted the returned checks on Twitter. But he will not return nearly $5,000 in donations from five people gathered by real estate developer Shibber Kahn in June 2018 because that was before the campaign decided not to accept money or bundled contributions from real estate, a campaign spokesperson said after the initial publication of this story.Van Bramer’s campaign treasurer, Karina De La Cruz, said the checks bundled by Kahn were written by people in fields other than real estate. “We don’t … disqualify donors who work in other sectors like interior design,” she said. But no longer will checks be accepted if bundled by real estate interests, according to the campaign.Van Bramer garnered media attention for fighting Amazon’s proposed campus in Long Island City and rejecting in 2016 a 209-unit affordable housing project slated for his district.Astoria Council member Costa Constantinides received at least $25,390 from real estate donors, accounting for about 7 percent of his total donations through his latest public filing.His largest real estate benefactor is the Astoria-based Scaldafiore Realty, whose personnel gave a combined $6,500 to the campaign.Other large donors to Constantinides include Sal Lucchese, a manager at the Astoria-based The L Group, who gave $4,350; and his business partner, Astoria-based real estate attorney Philip Loria, who gave $1,500.A spokesperson for Constantinides’ campaign said the candidate won’t accept financial support from what he deems to be “Big Real Estate developers.”“Costa regularly returned any checks from big real estate developers, and fought Jobs for New York’s 2013 efforts to spend in his name,” the spokesperson said, referring to a REBNY political action committee. “He believes in being an honest broker when it comes to negotiating fair deals that ensure real, deep affordability for western Queens.”This article has been updated to include comments from Jimmy Van Bramer’s campaign. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsA lot of spectacular matches and surprising results have been seen in the first EHF week at Men’s EHF EURO 2018 qualfiication process.Group 1Netherlands – Hungary 27-28 (17-13)Latvia – Denmark 23-36 (11-18)1. Denmark – 4 points (+22)2. Hungary – 4 (+9)3. The Netherlands – 0 (-10)4. Latvia – 0 (-21)Group 2Serbia – Belarus 27-36 (13-20)Romania – Poland 28-23 (11-9)1. Romania – 4 points (+8)2. Belarus – 2 (+6)3. Serbia – 2 (+4)4. Poland – 0 (-10)Group 3Finland – Spain 21-36 (12-17)Bosnia and Herzegovina – Austria 22-23 (11-9)1. Spain – 4 (+24)2. Austria – 2 (-3)3. Finland – 2 (-11)4. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 0 (-10)Group 4Czech Republic – Macedonia 35-28 (18-12)Ukraine – Iceland 27-25 (13-13)1. Czech Republic – 2 (+6)2. Macedonia – 2 (-1)3. Iceland – 2 (-1)4. Ukraine – 2 (-4)Group 5Switzerland – Germany 22-23 (11-12)Portugal – Slovenia 26-26 (11-9)1. Germany – 4 points (+12)2. Slovenia – 3 (+5)3. Portugal – 1 (-11)4. Switzerland – 0 (-6)Group 6Slovakia – Sweden 17-21 (8-15)Montenegro – Russia 24-24 (12-11)1. Sweden – 4 points (+19)2. Russia – 2 (0)3. Slovakia – 1 (-4)4. Montenegro 1 (-15)Group 7:Belgium – France 37-38 (19-17)Lithuania – Norway 32-29 (15-16)1. France – 4 points (+18)2. Norway – 2 (+6)3. Lithuania – 2 (-14)4. Belgium – 0 (-10) France “turn off the light” in Zagreb – Denmark on Sweden for the final! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Hampus Wanne before semi-final: I can’t lie, Danes are favorites Related Items:Men’s EHF EURO 2018 Click to comment Vote for Men’s EHF EURO 2018 All-Star team
Brooklyn-based psychedelic indie rock band Rubblebucket returned to New Orleans, LA last Wednesday night to rock the stage at One Eyed Jacks in the French Quarter. The eclectic group of musicians put together a set list featuring older favorites like “Sill Fathers” and “Came Out Of A Lady” from 2011’s Omega La La, newer hits “Carousel Ride” and “Origami” from 2014’s Survival Sounds, and even some brand new tunes, including “Donna”, just released on SoundCloud in September.Many can talk about the quality, talent, and craft that go into Rubblebucket’s songs until you run out of breath. A truly unique aspect of their live shows is that fans tend to leave the venue feeling like they’ve spent the last two hours among close friends, even if they came in knowing no one. Frontwoman and saxophonist Annakalmia Traver and bandleader and trumpeter Alex Toth–along with Adam Dotson on trombone, Daniel McDowell on bass, Ian Hersey on guitar, Jacob Bergson on keys, and drummer Max Almario of fellow New York experimental rock group Celestial Shore–create a world of positive creation and self-expression that breeds happiness and love which stays with the audience long after the performance.The band took plenty of time to interact with the audience, tell jokes, and dance their faces off, but as anyone who has been to a Rubblebucket show before knows, the best is always saved for last. This performance did not disappoint. Members of the crew and opening band ELEL dumped a purple balloon octopus–yes you read that correctly–off the venue’s balcony into the audience and the gang ended the show with a second line into the audience, telling everyone to meet them at the Hi-Ho Lounge for a late night DJ set.Rubblebucket and co. captured the essence of true New Orleans fashion, and we can’t wait until their next trip down here.[Photos by Katie Sikora Photography]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Martinsville Speedway, the smallest track on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit, is a special place for the Wood brothers, whose hometown is a close 30 miles away in Stuart, Virginia.The Wood Brothers Racing team has been competing at the legendary short track for seven decades and the current driver of the No. 21 Ford Mustang, Paul Menard, will be behind the wheel this weekend for the STP 500 (2 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).Late Wood Brothers Racing team founder Glen Wood made his first start in the Cup Series in 1953 at Martinsville. This weekend, a win at the short track would mean even more to Menard and the entire team.RELATED: NASCAR Hall of Famer Glen Wood dies at 93“It would be huge,” Menard told NASCAR.com on Thursday. “It would be a big deal, especially this weekend as we honor Mr. Glen Wood, so I can’t think of a better way to honor him than to win at Martinsville.”Wood, who had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, passed away on Jan. 18 at 93.A win this weekend would not only honor the his legacy, it would also mark the team’s 100th Cup Series win.Menard has 23 starts under his belt at Martinsville with just two top-10 finishes, but the 38-year-old from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is on the hunt for his second career victory.With the debut of a new rules package this season, drivers have been faced with a lot of unknowns. As the series heads into the sixth race weekend of 2019, however, things are becoming clearer for Menard and Co.“We’re just trying to understand this package and what it wants. It seems like, for us, we can get on either side of the balance so easily, so trying to figure out how to make small adjustments to the car without overdoing it so we’re not teeter-tottering back and forth between loose and tight throughout the race,” Menard said. “That’s just work in progress. We’re building our notebook, our database and that’s just going to improve.”The veteran considers Martinsville a track that nods to the old days, putting a spotlight on the kind of aggressive, nowhere-to-hide racing that a lot of drivers — himself included — grew up on.“Martinsville is definitely a throwback to how our series started with the short-track racing and how a lot of us drivers started with running around little short tracks throughout the Midwest or California or the Southwest, or wherever you’re from,” he said.“… It’s a lot of fun to drive at Martinsville; you have all this horsepower and not much grip and the cars accelerate really hard, but they don’t stop very good. So, that always makes corner entry really exciting but once you get racing, it’s kind of like 100-mile-per-hour bumper cars. You’re literally around cars all day long, trying to pass cars, trying to stay off other cars’ fenders to keep your fenders from cutting down tires. It’s a battle for 500 laps.”Wood Brothers Racing also has an alliance with Team Penske, which has seen plenty of 2019 success thus far with two wins (Atlanta and Las Vegas) through five races. The partnership has given Menard and the No. 21 team confidence that their breakthrough is on the way.“For us, we know that with the alliance we have with Team Penske, we have the equipment to get it done. It’s just up to us to make the right adjustments throughout the race and keep track position. Maintain track position and make good adjustments and we’ll have success,” Menard said. “We have everything we need, just a matter of putting all the pieces together to make it happen.”MORE: Wood Brothers through the yearsFor those interested in honoring Glen Wood, Menard and the team will be at the Wood Brothers Racing Museum in Stuart, Virginia, on Friday for a tribute to the late team founder. Fans, family members, friends and former drivers will be there from 4-7 p.m. ET.His son Eddie Wood said the tribute will be open to anyone who wishes to participate.
Lyle Divinsky has released the first chapter of his new Together Wherever series with a cover of “Weak” by SWV. The singer’s rendition of the 1990s R&B classic features backup vocals from Sammi Garett and Shira Elias (Turkuaz) as well as Kim Dawson (Matador! Soul Sounds).The new series will see the accomplished crooner teaming up with new and familiar faces to record music together—in spite of the necessary physical distance between both performers and audiences by the pandemic. Prior to the cover of the chart-topping single, Divinsky begins the video like the opening credits of a sitcom as b-roll footage of him hanging out around the house flashes onscreen and he sings “we can make it through if we’re together.” Soon enough, chapter one of Together Wherever begins with just Lyle on acoustic guitar. True to the moniker, Divinsky is soon joined virtually by the trio of talented backing vocalists to fill out the vocal harmonies.“In this crazy confusing COVID era, we need each other more than ever,” Divinsky said of the new series. “So, while we can’t make music in the same space, we can find new ways of being Together Wherever we are in the world. I am so excited to share this with you.”Watch the first installment of Lyle Divinsky’s Together Wherever series, featuring the former Motet singer covering SWV’s “Weak” with Sammi Garett, Shira Elias, and Kim Dawson.Lyle Divinsky (ft. Sammi Garett, Shira Elias, Kim Dawson) – “Weak” (SWV) – Together Wherever In addition to launching the Together Wherever series, Divinsky is reviving his Wednesday Live Stream series, which became a fan-favorite throughout the early months of quarantine earlier this year. You can tune in to the next Lyle Divinsky Wednesday Live Stream this Wednesday, October 21st via the Lyle Divinsky and Live For Live Music Facebook pages.Last week, Divinsky announced his amicable departure from The Motet after several years as the Colorado funk outfit’s vocalist. Trumpeter Parris Fleming has also left the group, like Divinsky, in order to pursue his own creative path.“The Motet are my brothers for life,” Lyle wrote of parting ways with the band. “The community is my family forever. I love these guys to my core and cherish every moment we spent together on and off stage over these past 5 years. I could not be more grateful for all of the memories and music we’ve made together – for every mile traveled, every note played, every lyric, every smile, every struggle, every lesson learned… it’s part of who I am now. The community they built has become my community, my family. It is an absolute honor to be a part of The Motet legacy, and I am so excited to see and hear the incredible things they have in store. They will continue to crush, to inspire, and to keep booties shaking for decades to come.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOne of the most significant problems facing any ecosystem and the conservationists who work therein is the problem of non-native, invasive species. Goats nearly destroyed the Galapagos Islands; feral cats and foxes are devastating the rich diversity of marsupial species in Australia; and large species of Asian python are too much to bear for many creatures in the Everglades.The same is true for the lionfish within the reefs of the western Atlantic Ocean where the motto among local fisherman is “If you can’t beat it, eat it”.Coveted by marine aquarium enthusiasts in the 1980s, the lionfish entered the Atlantic ecosystem similarly to how most invasive species are introduced all over the globe: its owner released it into the wild without knowing any better. While the charismatic Indo-Pacific fish may prove to be a stunner on an aquarium catwalk with its bold stripe pattern and mane of long diaphanous fins, it’s a plague on reef ecosystems where it devours defenseless fish species that have never been forced to evolve to protect themselves against such a threat.LOOK: This Woman and Her Pet Otters Have Spent the Last 40 Years Protecting the Species From Extinction in England“They can eat fish up to half their body size and a single lionfish can eat dozens of fish in a day,” says Stephen Gittings, a coral reef ecologist for the National Marine Sanctuary System. “Since no native species prey on lionfish, you’re not losing very many of them over the course of time so they just dominate and take over.”As if all that wasn’t enough, female lionfish can lay up to 2 million eggs a year enclosed within a protective and inedible sack. All of these characteristics make for the perfect invader—but a man and his Roomba are seeking to turn back the tide on this unchallenged fish.Roomba of the SeaIn addition to being a passionate diver, Collin Angle is also the co-founder of the iRobot company, creators of the famous Roomba automated vacuum. He believes robots can be utilized to tackle environmental problems, which led him to create his non-profit company called Robots for Environmental Services (RSE).LOOK: Firefighters Spend 2 Hours Freeing Hapless Raccoon From Sewer Grate—‘We rescue citizens both big and small’Angle directed RSE to create a robotic submersible that was capable of diving to depths unreachable by the average hobbyist spear fisherman. The result of their efforts was the Guardian: a 20-pound submersible robot armed with lights, cameras, and stun guns capable of delivering non-lethal jolts of electricity to unsuspecting lionfish.Like the Roomba, the Guardian is also a vacuum cleaner—only instead of dust and cat hair, it vacuums up the stunned lionfish into an onboard water tank that can hold up to 20 fish. Once full, the Guardian can return to the surface with its catch.Adam Cantor, director of engineering at RSE, explains to CSM that while many coastal communities in the United States host spearfishing competitions to see who can bag the most lionfish, it’s not enough to prevent the effects of the invasive species on nearby reefs because they breed at a depth of 200-400 feet, which is far past the diving range of humans.WATCH: This Circus Uses Elaborate Hologram Light Show in Response to Mistreatment of Performing AnimalsMoreover, lionfish aggregate together as far down as 1,000 feet, putting them out of reach for line and net fishing as well.RSE is trying to market the Guardian for $1,000 per unit—and considering how markets like Whole Foods will buy up nutritious and tasty lionfish catches for $5 per pound, the Roomba of the sea makes for a sensible financial investment that can boost the economic livelihood of coastal fishing communities and protect sensitive Atlantic reefs at the same time.“I think absolutely there’s a market for it. There’s a ton of lionfish down deeper that we can’t get to,” Andy Lowe, a professional diver and lionfish hunter tells CSM. “The thousand-dollar price point is very good, but for me to personally consider buying one I’ll need to see it get a lionfish off a reef at depth. If it can do that it’s got great potential”.Be Sure And Share The Good News With Your Friends On Social Media — File photo by Larry D. MooreAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
November 15, 2008 Regular News ATTORNEYS FROM LOWNDES, DROSDICK, DOSTER, KANTOR & REED in Orlando, in collaboration with Ferrell Wealth Management, took part in the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Team Build on Saturday, October 18. Among the participants were firm attorneys Matt Brenner, Quino Martinez, Jamie Walson, and Kim Hosley. Brenner is a member of the Habitat board of directors. Martinez is the current vice president and also serves as a member of the Habitat board of directors. Hosley is a member of the Family Selection Committee and Walson was the co-chair of the recent “Who Will Build It” breakfast fundraiser which raised approximately $75, 000 for the Habitat Orlando affiliate. Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed works with Habitat for Humanity
NPR: Matt Haimovitz is 42 and a world-renowned cellist. He rushed into the classical music scene at age 10 after Itzhak Perlman, the famed violinist, heard him play.“By the time I was 12, 13 years old I was on the road playing with Israel Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and some of the great orchestras. So it was pretty meteoric,” Haimovitz says. “I grew up with a lot of classical music in the household. My mother is a pianist and took me to many concerts.”But nothing in his family history explains where Haimovitz got his extraordinary talent. And that’s typical, Ellen Winner, a psychology professor at Boston College who has studied prodigies, tells NPR’s David Greene.“People are fascinated by these children because they don’t understand where it came from. You will see parents who say, ‘I wasn’t like this; my husband wasn’t like this.’ It seems to sometimes just come out of the blue,” Winner says.Read the whole story: NPR More of our Members in the Media >