RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

first_imgPosting Details Security Sensitive Position?Yes Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3 • Conducts and synthesize research on criminal justice policies andpractices.• Analyzes performance measures and other justice data. Communicateresearch and analytical findings to a variety of audiences bothorally and in writing.• Presents research to academics, practitioners, and generalaudiences and have prior work featured and popular culture andtop-tier scholarly outlets.• Develops methods for problem solving, process change, andsolutions implementation that ensure enterprise–wide integration.Identify best practices, assess performance measurement, andresearch, collect, and verify data and translate it into strategicand operational guidance.• Guides and assists clients with a wide range of management,organizational, and business improvement and modernizationinitiatives by applying continuous process improvement strategies,methodologies, and principles.• Provides group facilitation, interviewing, training, and otherforms of knowledge transfer.• Leads a team that will design and develop logic models,performance measures, and criminal justice data collectionprograms.• Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Hiring Range$20.181155 – $25.2261 1.0 Essential Duties Summary Posting NumberTSU202372 Grant TitleRESEARCH ASSOCIATE Knowledge of:• Policies, procedures, and practices.• Experience with federal, state and local requirements for themeasurement of criminal justice program effectiveness.• Requires knowledge in computer software statistical packages suchas SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, and/or HLM .• Must have a working knowledge of criminal justice programs.• Requires experience working with criminal justice agencies andresearch-practice partnerships.• Microsoft Office Professional or similar application.Skill in:• Detail oriented.• Both verbal and written communication.Ability to:• Managing data and conducting quantitative and qualitativeanalyses, such as multilevel and capsuling, and quasi-experimentalmethods. UA EEO Statement Position Details N/A Required Licensing/Certification It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures Work Experience * Do you have past experience as a Research Assistant or aProject Assistant?YesNo * Do you have a minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience withcriminal justice research, criminal justice quantitative analysis,project management, and criminal justice assessment and performancemeasures?YesNocenter_img Requires a minimum of 1 to 3 years of experience with criminaljustice research, criminal justice quantitative analysis, projectmanagement, and criminal justice assessment and performancemeasures.Past experience as a Research Assistant or a Project Assistant ispreferred. * Do you have a Master’s degree from an accredited four-yearcollege or university in administrative/criminal justice, socialscience, or related field. A Ph.D in criminal justice, socialscience, or a related field is preferred?Master’s degree from an accredited four-year college oruniversity in administrative/criminal justice, social science, orrelated field.Ph.D in criminal justice, social science, or a relatedfield.None of the above. Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Desired start date Under general supervision will aid in conducting various researchprojects and will assist with the development of researchquestions, data collection as needed, data analysis, and writingand presenting research findings. Also be expected to attend weeklystaff and research team meetings. The selected candidate will serveas a representative of Center for Justice Research ( CJR ) andcarry out the research agenda established by CJR and itspartners.This is a Grant Funded position. Official TSU TitleRESEARCH ASSOCIATE Routine office environment.Sitting or standing in one location much of the time.Some stooping, lifting or carrying objects light weight may berequired.Use of video display terminal. Working/Environmental Conditions Master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or universityin administrative/criminal justice, social science, or relatedfield. A Ph.D in criminal justice, social science, or a relatedfield is preferred. % FTE Education Hours of Work8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F Job Description Summary / TWC Summary Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Position End Date (if temporary) Close Datelast_img read more

Clueless?

first_imgThis week: A Geography paper by Classicist Josie Thaddeus-JohnsAttempt to account for the fall in total fertility rate in China from 7.5 in the 1960s to 1.8 in 2002.During this period there has been a reduction in the amount of dating advice given in schools – instead of students being taught flirtation techniques, they are encouraged into academia. The lack of dating agencies also means that Chinese citizens have struggled to find either will or way to have sex with one another. The final decisive factor has been the huge rise in erectile dysfunction, particularly during the ‘80s, when shoulder pads were in fashion.last_img

Bluestem Brands, Owner Of Warren’s Blair, Files For Bankruptcy

first_imgWARREN – Bluestem Brands, the owner of a Warren based apparel manufacturing company, announced Monday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.The corporate group owns Warren Pennsylvania’s Blair Corporation, a men’s and women’s apparel factory and store.Bluestem’s bankruptcy petition calls for 125 million in financing from an unnamed outside bidder who plans to buy and restructure the company.“We are using Chapter 11 to maximize the value of our business and have entered into a stalking horse purchase agreement with a syndicate of term-loan lenders, which provides us a clear path to strengthen our business for continued success,” said Brice Cazenave, Bluestem’s CEO in a statement. “We will emerge from Chapter 11 as a stronger company, with a clear brand focus and the opportunity to realize the full potential of the company.” According to the press release, the company does not expect call or distribution center operations to be interrupted throughout the process.Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a reorganization plan frequently used by large companies, allowing them to stay active while repaying creditors.Bluestem Brands is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The company also owns Fingerhut.com and several other brands. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fearful Hong Kongers rush to secure limited British passports

first_imgShortly before Hong Kong was handed back to China, Simon Ng applied for a British National (Overseas) passport, a document he never thought he’d need. Now he is considering whether to use it to emigrate.China’s plan to impose a sweeping national security law on the city in response to huge pro-democracy protests has Ng mulling the prospect of leaving, the first time he has contemplated such action since Britain returned the former colony in 1997.”Back then, like many of my peers, I thought China would reform and there was hope,” the 52-year-old assistant professor told AFP.  Youngsters keen to leaveA recent survey of more than 800 Hong Kongers by the Chinese University found those aged between 18 and 24 reported the strongest desire to emigrate, with over 50 per cent considering it.Yet most of those under 23-year-old, who formed the bedrock of last year’s protests, are not currently eligible for BN(O) status. Recent graduate Asuka Law, 23, was three months old at handover so is eligible for (BN(O) status. She is planning to leave as soon as October, using a scheme Britain offers people under 30 from certain countries to live and work there for two years.She fears the right to dissent will soon disappear from Hong Kong. “I don’t think I have that much time left,” Law said. “It’s hard to do anything more in this city as every single objection will be met with an iron fist.”She said she wants to start a business overseas to help fellow Hong Kongers. “Someone will have to do the job of providing a safety shelter,” she said.Law’s friend Reese Tan, a 25-year old tutor, is also trying the youth scheme.He vowed to continue his “fight for Hong Kong” overseas by joining campaigns for international support.”I am not escaping. Hong Kong will always be my home,” Tan said.  “But now, this is really a dark moment, and the future is quite likely to be even worse.”BN(O) status was the product of an earlier round of similar fears.The run up to the 1997 handover was a febrile time. While Ng was optimistic, many other Hong Kongers worried about what rule by authoritarian communist China might mean for the city’s freedoms and thriving capitalist system. Topics :center_img ‘Path to citizenship’Beijing says the law — which will bypass Hong Kong’s legislature — is needed to tackle “terrorism”, “separatism” and restore confidence in a city rocked by a year of unrest. But critics fear it will bring mainland-style political oppression to a business hub supposedly guaranteed freedoms and autonomy for 50 years after its handover.Britain views the law as a breach of that handover deal and in response has said it will look into extending the immigration rights of those with BN(O) status, including a possible “path to citizenship”.There are currently some 350,000 BN(O) passport holders — a figure that nearly doubled in the last twelve months during as the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters raged.But some 2.9 million people — anyone born before 1997 — are eligible for BN(O) status and Britain has said any citizenship plan will also include them.The announcement has sparked fury in Beijing which has in turn accused London of breaching its handover commitments.In recent weeks Hong Kongers have flocked to sign up, forming queues outside post offices and courier companies to send documents.But Ng says he faces a dilemma — neither his wife, nor their two children have BN(O) status and Britain has yet to say whether family will be included.”I am propelled to leave but I am also helpless, like being pushed into the sea with no boat to board,” Ng said. As a result Britain offered anyone born before handover the option of applying for a BN(O) passport. The document was of limited value. It gave Hong Kongers access to British consular services overseas and permission to travel to the UK for up to six months at a time, but not to live or work there.But it was recognition that Britain had some sort of responsibility to the people who were once its subjects.Now the usefulness of the document could all change after China last month unveiled plans to enact a law banning acts of subversion, secession, terrorism and foreign interference.last_img read more

Local Special Olympics Athlete Departs for Training Camp in Killington, VT

first_imgAurora, IN – Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties’ athlete, Chris Perdue, will depart Sunday, December 11th from the Indianapolis International Airport for Killington, Vermont. The 17-year-old, South Ripley High School student, will join the Special Olympics national team for a week of training. The athletes will train with their Special Olympics USA coaches and bond with teammates from across the country before traveling to Austria together for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games next March.Special Olympics USA is comprised of 150 athletes, 40 coaches and approximately 20 delegation members who support team operations, for a total delegation of 210.Perdue will compete in the sport of snowboarding at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. He has a history of success snowboarding at the State-level and has been training for his trip with the USA Team with his local coaches. Perdue got his start competing in snowboarding at Special Olympics Indiana’s Winter Games – taking place annually at Perfect North Slopes in January. During this year’s competition, Perdue took home two gold medals competing in the intermediate and advanced snowboarding events.The USA Team also includes Special Olympics Unified Sports teams, where people with and without intellectual disabilities compete together, as teammates. Team members will compete in seven sports: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, floor hockey, snowboarding, snowshoeing and speed skating.The skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers will practice at Killington Resort, while all of the speed skaters and figure skaters will head to Spartan Arena in Rutland. Floor hockey will train at Castleton University.While the second-ever Special Olympics International Winter Games were held at Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont in 1981, this is the first time the Special Olympics USA training camp has been held in the Vermont.Upon his return from training camp, Perdue will continue to train at Perfect North Slopes with his local snowboarding coaches, Jimmy Laub and Justin Uhlman and his strength building coach, Tim Paul, at the Tyson Community Gym in Versailles.Less Than 100 Days ’til AustriaEvery two years, the world transcends the boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, culture and religion to come together for the Special Olympics World Games. Alternating between summer and winter Games, this event is the flagship event of the Special Olympics movement, which promotes equality, tolerance and acceptance around the world.On December 3rd, Special Olympics celebrated being 100 days out from the World Winter Games 2017. In just over three months, the USA delegation will travel overseas to join 3,000 athletes from 110 nations competing in nine Olympic-type sports.The Games will be spread throughout Austria in Graz, Ramsau and Schladming, from March 14-25, 2017.ESPN to Champion World GamesSpecial Olympics is very excited to announce that the ESPN and ABC networks will deliver coverage of the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 for the first time ever.ESPN’s global television networks and digital media will bring extensive coverage to sports fans and supporters of the Special Olympics movement around the world. ESPN’s coverage, from March 18-25, marks the first-ever global coverage for a World Winter Games event.As an official broadcaster of the Special Olympics World Winter Games, ESPN’s television coverage will be carried across its networks in the U.S. as well as streamed through WatchESPN and the ESPN App.ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICSSpecial Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Through year-round athletic training and competition in 26 Olympic-type sports for more than 2.25 million children and adults with intellectual disabilities in more than 150 countries, Special Olympics has created a model community that celebrates people’s diverse gifts. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics. Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org.ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS INDIANASpecial Olympics Indiana provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in over 21 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching over 11,000 athletes across Indiana. The organization receives no federal or state appropriated funds, is not a United Way agency and relies entirely on corporate, civic and individual donations. For more information about Special Olympics Indiana, call (317) 328-2000 or visit www.soindiana.org.Courtesy of Special Olympics Indiana Ripley Ohio Dearborn Program Coordinator Greg Townsend.last_img read more

Lydia Beard

first_imgLydia Mae Beard, 88, of Georgetown, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at her home with family by her side.  Lydia was born Saturday, December 19, 1931 in Diablock, Kentucky near Hazard, Kentucky, the daughter of the late John and Lydia (Fields) Flannery.  She married William Beard on July 10, 1954 and he preceded her in death in 2005.  She was a member of the Dillsboro Trinity Lutheran Church and she retired from Star One real estate.  She participated in Trinity’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) and their BINGO activities at The Waters in Dillsboro.  She also provided food and service at funeral dinners.  She attended Bible Class/Topic Studies and served as a Sunday morning Greeter.  Lydia volunteered and supported the efforts of the Dillsboro Community Food Pantry.  She loved her grandchildren, and enjoyed visiting the oceans and beaches, especially Cocoa Beach, Florida.Lydia is survived by her son Jonathan (Melissa) Beard of Shanghai, China and daughter Lisa (Greg) Sizemore of Butterfly, Kentucky; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Theresa Campbell-Couch, three brothers and a sister.To adhere to the Governor’s Covid-19 mandate, a private visitation will be held for Lydia Beard’s family.  A public graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM Monday, May 4, 2020 at Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, with Rev. Richard Kolaskey officiating.  Memorials may be given in honor of Lydia to Trinity Lutheran Church or Oakdale Cemetery.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812) 432-5480.  Please reach out to the family through our website at www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or memory.last_img read more

Ottey loses 150m world record to 2016 sprint hurdles champion McNeal

first_imgMERLENE Ottey’s long-standing record over 150m was broken by American Brianna Rollins-McNeal on Monday at the AP Ranch High-Performance Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas.Rollins, 28, the 2016 Olympics 100m hurdles champion, clocked a smart 16.41 to win the event by more than half-a-second over fellow hurdler and 100m hurdles world record-holder Kendra Harrison, who completed the run in 16.92. 400m hurdles world record-holder Dalilah Mohammad was third in 17.07.The mark shaved 0.08 seconds off the 16.49 set by Merlene Ottey in Trapani, Italy on September 27, 1989. The then 29-year-old Jamaican ran the record into a headwind of -1.5 m/s.At the meet where many of the athletes competed in multiple events, McNeal the 2013 World Champion, also won the 60m dash in 7.39 over Shacarri Richardson (7.41), fifth in the 100m in 12.32 and was third in the 250m dash in 33.49. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

A sign of things to come: Fortuna dominant at Battle at the Bay Tournament

first_imgMcKinleyville >> If the way they played at the McKinleyville “Battle at the Bay” Tournament is any indication, the Fortuna Huskies will be hoisting another Big 5 League title when it’s all said and done.The Huskies, along with Arcata, Hoopa Valley and host McKinleyville, competed in the two-day, round robin tournament, which concluded on Friday.Fortuna makes statement with dominant winsThe talk of the tournament was none other than three-time Humboldt-Del Norte League MVP, Hailey Dolcini of …last_img

SANBio empowering female owned bio-businesses

first_imgSANBio empowering female owned bio-businessesThis year, International Women’s Day shared a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity under the campaign theme #PressforProgress. There is a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.This has since seen organisations such as the Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) have in place programmes that are gender inclusive. They look for ambitious female leaders in bioscience-based businesses want to grow their business through acceleration programmes, and gain regional exposure and access to international markets.SANBio is a shared biosciences research, development and innovation platform for working collaboratively, to address some of Southern Africa’s key biosciences issues in health, nutrition and health-related intervention areas such as agriculture and environment.With support from the BioFISA II programme, SANBio has implemented a second round of FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme, aimed at supporting women in biosciences. The Programme was created to develop leadership, technological and business skills in female-owned businesses in the SADC region.Although sub-Saharan Africa has not been famous for its status as a leader in female inclusion within the economic sector, African women are surprisingly beating the odds and defying the obstacles in the field of entrepreneurship in the region.Entrepreneurs characteristically have ambition, determination and a flair for original ideas. However, many lack the business expertise required to develop these into commercially viable ventures.“This programme creates a platform for peer learning and will empower women to lead in health and nutrition through science and technology”, says Zvikomborero Tangawamira, BioFISA II programme manager.For more information on deadlines, timelines, conditions of entry, and submission details, please visit the FemBioBiz Season 2 page.last_img read more

New university ‘a milestone for SA’

first_img20 September 2013 South Africa is about to start building its first new university since 1994. The Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley in the Northern Cape will welcome its first students in 2014, marking a milestone in the transformation of education in the country. Construction of the R6-billion university is set to start this month and is expected to be completed by 2015. Speaking at the official launch of the university on Thursday, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said the institution would be “a powerful symbol of the country’s democracy, inclusiveness and growth. “Sol Plaatje University is an integral part of government’s programme of expanding access to higher education and growing knowledge production and the innovation capabilities of our nation,” he said. The university is expected to enrol about 5 000 students, starting with about 150 students during the first intake in January 2014. Lecturers and students will have access to the most advanced communications platforms and processes, with well-equipped libraries, knowledge resources and laboratories forming part of the university’s research and scientific infrastructure to support its niche areas of specialisation. According to the Department of Higher Education and Training, one of the university’s specialisations will be heritage studies, including interconnected academic fields such as museum management, archaeology, indigenous languages and restorative architecture. Intellectual, journalist, linguist, politician, translator and writer Sol Plaatje (1876-1932), whom the university is named after, was the author of Mhudi (completed in 1920, published in 1930), the first novel by a black South African. He was also a prominent campaigner for the rights of black people, and a founder member and first general secretary of the South African Native National Congress, which would become the African National Congress (ANC). Sol Plaatje is one of two new universities being developed in the country – work is also under way on Mpumalanga University, which will have campuses in Nelspruit and Siyabuswa. South Africa currently has 23 universities. These include six universities of technology, which focus on vocationally oriented education, six comprehensive universities offering a combination of academic and vocational diplomas and degrees, and 11 traditional universities offering theoretically oriented university degrees. However, none of these is located in either Mpumalanga or the Northern Cape, making these the only provinces in the country that are not home to a university. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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