Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

first_imgBaylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:Baylor College of Medicine is recognized as one of the nation’spremier academic health science centers and is known for excellencein education, research, and healthcare and community service.Located in the Texas Medical Center, Baylor offers a highlyinteractive environment and a strong infrastructure forresearch.Diversity among Baylor’s students, trainees, faculty and staff is aprerequisite to accomplishing Baylor’s institutional mission, andto maintaining the highest standards in training for healthcareproviders and biomedical scientists, scientific innovation, andpatient-centered care. Baylor is committed to ensuring equalopportunity for all qualified persons without taking into accountrace, color, national origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation,ancestry, age, veteran status or disability unrelated to jobrequirements.SummaryThe Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology is focused onusing small molecules and biologics to understand and modifydisease-relevant cellular processes. The Department invitesapplications from outstanding scientists for a tenure trackposition at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank.The successful candidate will possess or develop an independent,funded research program in drug discovery, chemical biology,protein design and engineering or other areas broadly relevant topharmacology. The candidate will supervise graduate students andpostdoctoral fellows and contribute to the educational programs inthe Department and College.Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and postdoctoralexperience as well as a strong record of researchaccomplishments.Applicants should upload a curriculum vitae, summary of researchaccomplishments, statement of research interests, and the names ofthree references as a single PDF.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.5139CA; CHlast_img read more

French new wave

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Saudi Arabia to reopen Mecca mosques Sunday

first_imgSaudi Arabia plans to reopen from Sunday mosques in Mecca, the holiest city in Islam, after they were closed for three months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, state television reported.The kingdom has taken restrictive measures against the virus, particularly in Mecca, but the number of new coronavirus cases has notably increased in recent days.”The mosques in the holy city will begin to reopen their doors to the faithful on Sunday after three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic,” the state-run Al-Ekhbariya channel reported, citing a decision by the Islamic affairs ministry. Some 1,500 holy sites are preparing to welcome visitors, the channel reported, showing footage of workers disinfecting floors and carpets.The decision comes weeks before the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. While the Hajj is set to be held in late July, authorities are yet to announce if it will go ahead or be cancelled.Outside Mecca, mosques elsewhere in the country reopened at the end of May, but with strict rules imposing social distancing and other measures.The hardest hit Gulf state, Saudi Arabia has reported over 150,000 virus cases, including nearly 1,200 deaths.Topics :last_img read more

Male footballers should earn more than women – U.S. football authorities

first_imgTHE U.S. women’s football players are less skilled and have fewer responsibilities than their male colleagues, according to U.S. Soccer.Lawyers for the football governing body in the U.S. have submitted the claims in legal papers as part of a lawsuit over equal pay filed by 28 women’s national team players – the court trial is expected to start on May 5.It stated that the job of a male footballer on the national team “requires a higher level of skill based on speed and strength” than their female counterparts.‘PLAIN SEXISM’While the men’s national team have never won a relevant international title, the women’s side are four-time world champions and have won five Olympic gold medals.American women footballers also outdid men in terms of revenue in the last few years. It has emerged that the women’s team generated more money from ticket sales than the men’s side between 2016 and 2018.However, the male athletes serving the national team are disproportionally paid more, according to lawyers representing the group of female players.They claim, for example, that women can earn a maximum $4 950 (£3 858) bonus per friendly game played for the national team, while the men’s pay topped $13 000 (£10 132).“Literally everyone in the world understands that an argument: male players ‘have more responsibility’ is just plain simple sexism,” Molly Levinson, a spokesperson for the players, said in a statement.“It also illustrates the very gender discrimination that caused us to file this lawsuit to begin with.” The group of players took legal action on March 8 2019, seeking equal pay and $66M (£51.4M) in damages for lost earnings.They also accused governing body U.S. Soccer of “institutionalised gender discrimination”.That happened before the women’s team took part in – and won – the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.Megan Rapinoe, one of the side’s stars, is adamant about the group’s resolve.“We won’t accept anything less than equal pay,” she said in an interview with ABC TV channel last August. “We show up for a game, if we win the game, if we lose the game, if we tie the game, we want to be paid equally, period.”EQUAL PAY OFFERThe women’s case was publicly supported by male players.On February 12 the U.S. men’s team issued a statement criticising the governing body in no uncertain terms.“Yes, the federation continues to discriminate against the women in their wages and working conditions,” the statement read.Kirsten Schlewitz, a U.S. journalist who specialises in women’s football, told the BBC that public perception is also favourable to the plight of the female players.“Almost all fans in the U.S. see the women’s team as one of the few things that have gone right in U.S. football,” she said.“Then U.S. Soccer, which most fans already had little time for, made degrading and dismissive remarks about how the women weren’t earning their keep.”U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro released an open letter on March 7, saying that the governing body had made multiple attempts to meet with the women’s national team.PRIZE MONEY GAPCordeiro claimed that U.S. Soccer had offered an equal pay package for matches under its control.But the governing body did not offer compensation for the difference in prize money paid to men and women’s teams at World Cups, as they are of responsibility of FIFA, the global governing body.The last men’s World Cup champions France received $38M (£29.6M) after winning the tournament in Russia, in 2018.The U.S. women’s team however, went home with $4M (£3.1M) for winning the trophy last year. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

WBB : SU makes adjustment, improves rebounding in 2nd half

first_imgCarmen Tyson-Thomas leaned forward in her chair to urge her Syracuse teammates to grab the next rebound and box out. Tyson-Thomas watched as Long Beach State’s Lauren Spargo corralled a missed layup and tipped the ball back out to reset the 49ers offense.While the new possession began, Tyson-Thomas threw her arm out in frustration and settled back into her seat on the bench.Spargo’s offensive rebound was one of 13 for Long Beach State in the first half, courtesy of missed box out assignments by the Orange.‘We weren’t in the right place,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘And they were going after the ball pretty hard. So we have to just know our rebounding areas and get better box outs.’Syracuse’s trouble on the glass was a glaring area that needed to be improved at halftime. Despite building a 22-point lead through 20 minutes, the Orange (1-0) had only managed four points off second-chance opportunities and finished the half tied with Long Beach State (1-1) with 25 rebounds. SU came out more aggressive on both ends of the floor in the second half to outrebound the 49ers by 21 overall en route to an 81-42 victory Sunday in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor a team that led the nation in rebounding margin last season, it was an uncharacteristic performance in the first half.SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said that the first-half struggle in rebounding was the result of the team’s focus on its new pressure defense. The press allowed Long Beach State to take quick shots before the defense could get set, leaving the paint open for the 49ers to get rebounds.Hillsman also said Long Beach State’s aggressive 1-3-1 trapping scheme affected how the Orange played. The 49ers’ defensive pressure forced the Orange to extend its offense out further, with center Kayla Alexander playing in a mid-post area so it couldn’t get its inside game established.‘So I think the defense made us kind of spread out and not play like we normally play deep in on the blocks,’ Hillsman said. ‘ … I thought that could have contributed to us not really getting to the glass enough in the first half.’Hillsman was sure to remind his team that the 49ers grabbed four more offensive rebounds than the Orange at the break.Alexander, who only had one rebound in the first half, said that reminder changed the team’s mentality coming out for the second half.The new attitude was on display early as Tyson-Thomas pulled in an offensive rebound off a missed jump shot from the corner by La’Shay Taft. Tyson-Thomas gathered herself and went up to finish the layup 37 seconds into the half.Alexander followed on the next possession with an offensive rebound and putback off her own missed layup.‘We wanted to clean up more rebounding,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘We figured they had more of an edge on the offensive glass, so we went after it more in the second half.’By the end of the game, Syracuse’s increased intensity on the glass showed.The Orange scored 15 second-chance points and grabbed 17 offensive rebounds in the second half. SU also kept Long Beach State in check, holding it to six offensive rebounds and one second-chance point after halftime.Shakeya Leary grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds. Elashier Hall finished with 11, Alexander had nine rebounds and Tyson-Thomas had eight to lead the way for the Orange.Hall, who scored a game-high 20 points, was active on the offensive glass the whole game. Perhaps her most impressive play came with 14:39 remaining in the second half and Iasia Hemingway at the foul line.After making her first free throw, Hemingway missed her second off the rim. Hall swooped in from the left side of the paint and was fouled as she went up for a layup, getting knocked to the baseline under the basket.That prompted an excited fist pump from Hemingway, and she and her teammates rushed over to help Hall up. She went to the line and drilled both free throws to push Syracuse’s lead to 25.The Orange coasted to a blowout win in the second half and regained its aggressive mentality in rebounding that defined last year’s team.‘I think that’s something that we’ve always done,’ Hall said. ‘Since my freshman year, we’ve always led the country in rebounding (sic), so that was just our mindset not to fall back on things that we’ve been good at in the past.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more

Georgia State University becomes 34th member of the National Association of Collegiate eSports

first_img“We’re excited to welcome Georgia State University to NACE,” said Michael Brooks, NACE Executive Director. “Georgia State represents our second institution in as many weeks to join out of the state of Georgia. I’m certain their leadership in esports will serve as the model of varsity esports in the southeast for decades to come.”“We are honoured that Georgia State has become one of the Georgia Esports League’s inaugural members,” said Andrew Greenberg, President of the Georgia Game Developers Association, the organisation sponsoring GEL. “This gives its students the chance to earn both scholarships and internships, as well as compete with varsity college teams around the state. Georgia State clearly recognises its students’ interest in esports. We have no doubt this means even more smart, talented students applying to the university.”Esports Insider says: More activity in the university space. Brawlhalla and Paladins are interesting games to start with, so it’ll be interesting to see if the “GEL” branches out. Georgia State University has become the 34th member of the National Association of Collegiate eSports (“NACE”) with new programs for those interested in esports. The announcement states that the University has joined NACE and will also start the Georgia Esports League (“GEL”) in September. Students from Georgia State will battle it out in Hi-Rez studio’s Paladins and Brawlhalla against students from Georgia Institute of Technology, Kennesaw State University, the University of Georgia and others.  Furthermore, Georgia State will provide practice suits, a venue for tournament play and a small number of scholarships for those qualifying to compete in NACE tournaments. Additionally, the Georgia Esports League will provide scholarships to those winning statewide events.  Having joined NACE, Georgia State University will be eligible to compete in the national league from early September. The university will also enable students to learn about the broadcasting, production and marketing of esports and tournaments as well as coaching, student management and game development.  “The skills developed by esports-interested students are the very skills most needed for success in the 21st century economy, including collaborative soft skills and computer coding,” said David Cheshier, Director of the Georgia State Creative Media Industries Institute. “We see this initiative as building essential links to emerging creative careers in animation, 3D and immersive world creation, and other media industries.”last_img read more