Postdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian Cranial Development, Department of Biology –

first_imgOpen Date05/11/2020 Job TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian CranialDevelopment, Department of Biology – Non-Tenure Track Duties and Responsibilities Location CodeBIOLOGY (02112A) Posting Details Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No The Department of Biology at Loyola University Chicago invitesapplications for a full-time postdoctoral associate, with expertisein the areas of cranial development and/or evolution to contributeto an NSF -funded research project. The position is for one yearwith the possibility of renewal for additional years based onperformance and availability of funding.This position will support research in the laboratory of Dr. ThomasSanger. We will be investigating the regulation of skulldevelopment in an integrative model system, Anolis lizards. Theproject will integrate experimental, comparative, and quantitativeapproaches to understand the way cranial diversity is generatedamong vertebrates. The postdoctoral associate will also have theoption of teaching 1-2 courses in the Department of Biology eachyear. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates who areinterested in gaining teaching experience while conductingcutting-edge research.The postdoctoral associate will work with Dr. Sanger to investigatethe developmental bases of cranial morphology in reptiles. S/hewill be involved in several different aspects of the project,including collecting and analyzing data, writing manuscripts,giving presentations, and mentoring students. Experimentaltechniques will include embryonic dissection, in situhybridization, CT scanning, three-dimensional morphometrics, andimmunohistochemistry. Working ConditionsNone Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental or evolutionarybiology or a related field. A background in working with reptilesis desirable but not required. Position End Date Department NameBIOLOGY Desired Start Date05/11/2020 FLSA StatusExempt Qualifications Position Number Physical DemandsNone Position TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate in Reptilian CranialDevelopment, Department of Biology – Non-Tenure Trackcenter_img Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/13857 Position Details Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental or evolutionarybiology or a related field. A background in working with reptilesis desirable but not required. Job NumberTBD Open Until FilledYes Applicants should submit a Cover Letter describing their researchinterests and availability, current Curriculum Vitae, and contactinformation for two references to www.careers.luc.edu. The positionis available immediately and will remain open until filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed Special Instructions to Applicants Job TypeFull-Time Close Date Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Organizational LocationPROVOST Number of Vacancies1 CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeOther DocumentOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports The circuit has announced it will resume its season without fans present starting May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. The premier Cup Series will then race three more times in a 10-day span, beginning with one more at Darlington before two outside Charlotte, North Carolina.NASCAR’s revised schedule goes only through May and has a pair of Wednesday Cup races, fulfilling fans’ longtime plea for midweek events.The first race is scheduled for Darlington, NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway, followed by a second race at the 70-year-old, egg-shaped oval track three days later. Charlotte Motor Speedway will then host the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24 to mark 60 consecutive years the longest race on the NASCAR schedule will be held on Memorial Day weekend. The track in Concord, outside NASCAR’s home base of Charlotte, will then host a Wednesday race three days later. There will also be lower-tier Xfinity and Trucks series races at the two tracks.The North Carolina governor has said the Charlotte races can be held as long as health conditions in the area do not deteriorate.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: — This year’s Little League World Series and the championship tournaments in six other Little League divisions have been canceled. Little League President Stephen Keener said it would be “impossible” to hold the events amid ongoing restrictions on large gatherings and travel. The Little League World Series has been held every August since 1947 and has never been canceled. The annual major league game in Williamsport, which this year was to feature the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 23, has also been canceled.— The Dodgers will soon give fans an account credit for home games scheduled in March and April. The team hasn’t announced any plans for fans who have tickets to games later in the season. Dodger Stadium is set to host the All-Star Game in July. Officially, it has not been canceled, which the team noted in its information for fans.— Paris St. Germain has been officially crowned Ligue 1 champion of French soccer, two days after the government ruled that the league had to be canceled because of the pandemic. Handing PSG its seventh title in eight years was basically a formality, with the team 12 points ahead of second-place Marseille with 10 rounds of matches left to play. Other teams objected to the decision to finalize the league standings based on a points-per-game formula, with Lyon threatening to take legal action after missing a chance to qualify for the lucrative Champions League.— German chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN’-geh-lah MEHR’-kuhl) says a decision on whether the country’s soccer league can resume has been pushed back to next Wednesday. Soccer authorities had been hoping to receive the go-ahead to resume league games without fans as early as May 9. Merkel met with the country’s 16 state governors and warned there is still a danger that numbers of COVID-19 infections could rise if strict containment measures are relaxed too soon.— The New York Racing Association is seeking to resume live racing at Belmont Park without fans, and it wants to do the same thing this summer at Saratoga. NYRA says returning to racing would “provide a small sense of normalcy for fans across the country who can watch on television and online.” There has been no live racing in New York since March 15, although training has continued at Belmont Park. NYRA says thoroughbred racing provides $3 billion in annual economic impact and over 19,000 jobs in the state. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR to resume season May 17 without spectatorsUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR has set a date to green flag its Cup season. Associated Press They are the first financial institutions implicated in the FIFA scandal to reach a resolution with U.S. prosecutors. According to the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn, the institutions will forfeit $20.73 million and pay a fine of $9.33 as part of a non-prosecution agreement.The scheme took place through the banks’ Miami branch from 2010-15, with many of the payments tied to marketing rights for the Copa America.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — British boxing’s governing body says it hopes fights can be staged from July. The British Boxing Board of Control says events would likely be held without fans initially and with an emphasis on “minimal numbers” of officials and broadcast personnel. Anyone at the events will have to have been in pre-fight quarantine and had tests for COVID-19. There will initially be a maximum of five contests in a show.NFL-NEWSChiefs pick up Mahomes option, work on long-term dealUNDATED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have exercised their fifth-year option on Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’), ensuring their star quarterback will be under contract for at least two more seasons.But general manager Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid are hoping to reach a long-term deal with the reigning Super Bowl MVP by the start of training camp. The contract could last four or five years and make Mahomes the first player in NFL history to make at least $40 million per season. The memo to outline the changes was another step in the tour trying to figure out what’s equitable in a season that will be without 13 previously scheduled events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The decision will prevent anyone competing in the Korn Ferry Tour to graduate to the PGA Tour.NCAA-TRANSFER WAIVERNCAA board recommends delaying change to transfer waiverUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA Board of Governors has recommended delaying a change to the transfer waiver process that would permit all athletes to switch schools once without sitting out a season.center_img UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is facing a federal lawsuit accusing the organization of failing to address gender-based violence by male athletes against female students at colleges and universities.The suit was filed this week in U.S. District Court in Michigan. Plaintiffs in the suit include women who have been athletes at Michigan State, Nebraska and an unidentified America East school. Other plaintiffs have been students at Michigan State or Nebraska.SOCCER-FIFA SCANDALTwo financial institutions settle in FIFA scandalNEW YORK (AP) — An Israeli bank and its Swiss subsidiary have agreed to pay over $30 million for their role in conspiring to launder more than $20 million in kickbacks to soccer officials. The NCAA announced the board’s recommendation Thursday after several days of meetings but added the Division I council could still a vote on making the waiver change in May and having it take effect immediately.Currently, NCAA rules require football, baseball, men’s hockey and men’s and women’s basketball players to sit out a season after transferring. Athletes in all other sports are allowed by rule a one-time exception so they can play right away after switching schools.A change to the waiver was recommended by a working group in February that would mirror the one-time exception and go into effect this year. That was before college sports were shut down and thrown into disarray by the coronavirus pandemic.NCAA-LAWSUITNCAA sued for gender-based violence Mahomes has completed almost 66% of his passes for 9,412 yards, 76 touchdowns and just 18 interceptions since being taken with the 10th overall pick in the 2017 draft.If the Chiefs are unable to sign Mahomes to a long-term deal, he would be due a base salary of $25 million for the 2021 season.In other NFL news:— The Bengals have released quarterback Andy Dalton, clearing the way for reigning Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow to lead a team that remade itself in the draft. Dalton set several Bengals passing records in his nine seasons and led the team to a club-record five straight playoff berths without winning a postseason game. Coach Zac Taylor benched Dalton for three games last season, an indication his time in Cincinnati was finished. Burrow was taken first overall in the draft last week.— The Giants have picked up the fifth-year options for tight end Evan Engram and safety Jabrill Peppers, thus extending their rookie contracts through the 2021 season. Engram has made 25 starts and 34 appearances overall in three seasons, catching 153 passes for 1,766 yards and 12 touchdowns. Peppers was acquired in March of last year in the trade that sent Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns. The hiring comes less than a week after the school fired Danny Manning.Forbes is coming off a five-year run at ETSU that ended with a 30-win season and the Southern Conference Tournament championship before the NCAA Tournament was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. He went 130-43 in his time with the Buccaneers, winning at least 24 games each year while also winning the league tournament in 2017 to reach the NCAA Tournament.PGA-EXEMPTIONSPGA players to retain exemptionsUNDATED (AP) — The PGA Tour has issued a memo to its members saying players exempt for this season will keep the same status for the 2020-21 season that is scheduled to start in September. However, players can earn a higher ranking after this shortened season. — Seahawks general manager John Schneider said starting linebacker K.J. Wright underwent offseason shoulder surgery and is unsure of the timeline of when he’ll be healthy. Wright finished the 2019 regular season with a career-high 132 total tackles and didn’t miss a game.— NFL Players Association President JC Tretter is calling for a re-examination of a portion of the labor agreement with the league affecting disability coverage for former players. Tretter, a center with the Cleveland Browns, succeeded Eric Winston as union president earlier this year. Tretter wants the NFLPA’s executive board and the leadership of former players to come together to discuss some offsets in the collective bargaining agreement narrowly approved by the players in March. The language the overall union membership voted on is not the same as what wound up in the deal that runs through the 2030 season.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-WAKE FOREST-FORBESWake Forest turns to ETSU’s Forbes as men’s basketball coachWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has hired East Tennessee State’s Steve Forbes as its men’s basketball coach. April 30, 2020last_img read more

Borland embracing move to middle linebacker

first_imgChris Borland suffered a season-ending shoulder injury last year, but as he works his way back to full heath, he is preparing to man a new spot – middle linebacker – for the Badgers this year.[/media-credit]Chris Borland seemed to be in the middle of everything during the 2009 season when he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, forcing turnovers and recording sacks on a regular basis.Now, after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury last season, Borland is set to become the official man in the middle for the UW defense in 2011.Head coach Bret Bielema announced at the start of spring camp that Borland was making a position switch from outside to middle linebacker. Borland remains limited in spring camp as he works his way back to full health, but the transition to middle linebacker has already started in the film room.“I’ve just been familiarizing myself with the position,” Borland said. “It’s not too difficult really. And we’ve changed some things with our defense so everybody is learning. I played a little bit my freshman year and its been a pretty smooth transition so far.”But why the need for such a transition in the first place?Borland established himself as a defensive play maker in his first season on the outside, so why make a change?According to Borland, the move fits better with Wisconsin’s current linebacker depth.“I think it’s just a practical decision based on our personnel,” Borland said. “Mike [Taylor] and Clax [Kevin Claxton] are two great outside linebackers and I’m probably a better fit than both of those guys in the middle.“To get three of our better guys on the field – I think it makes the most sense.”In addition, Borland appears to have the skill set necessary to excel at the middle linebacker spot.The 5-foot-11, 242-pound player is stout enough to hold his ground against inside running plays, and he also has the quickness needed to shoot the gaps and make plays on the edges.With that in mind, Borland’s fellow linebackers are excited about the positive effect the move will have on their unit.“I think it’s a really good move,” senior linebacker Kevin Claxton said. “Chris is a very athletic, explosive guy who can go sideline to sideline. It’s a good thing for us to have him on the inside.”“In this defense having Chris in the middle keeps him in the box,” junior linebacker Mike Taylor added. “Chris is just great for fighting those linemen and using his quickness and strength to bully those guys. Having him always in the box where he can always make plays will be really helpful.”Offenses now won’t be able to run away from Borland’s side of the field in hopes of keeping him away from the action.In the middle, Borland can use his speed to track down plays on either side.But how does Borland’s unique pass rushing ability fit in? In his freshman season, Borland finished with five sacks and was constantly pressuring the quarterback with his trademark spin move off the edge.Opposing offensive tackles were simply no match for Borland’s quickness, and though he may be moving inside in UW’s base defense, don’t be surprised to see Borland lined up on the outside for that very role in specific third down packages.“We don’t know what we are going to do yet for our third down package but yeah, absolutely,” Borland said with a smile. “I think that will stay.”Borland says he expects to be back to 100 percent by June when the Badgers begin their summer workout program.He’ll continue to study his new position until camp resumes in the fall when he will presumably be able to return to full-contact action for the first time in months.So, how anxious is Borland to test out the middle linebacker spot and absorb that first collision?“Words really can’t describe,” he said.last_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Cori Gauff dominates Magdalena Rybarikova to advance

first_imgThe journey continues…15-year-old @CocoGauff beats former #Wimbledon semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova in straight sets to book her place in the third round pic.twitter.com/60juztgXej— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 3, 2019The pair had a long wait before finally taking the court at 8 p.m. local time, with their match moved under the roof on Court No. 1, but Gauff came out looking sharp in the first set. She broke Rybarikova at love to go up 4-2, then consolidated it in a service game that saw her run down seemingly everything the 30-year-old threw at her. Two games later, a Gauff service winner secured the first set. Gauff built on that momentum with an early break in the second, taking a 2-1 lead when a Rybarikova forehand on double break point went long. She continued to hammer away, never facing break point on her own serve, before Rybarikova put a backhand into the net on match point to end it — the veteran’s 23rd unforced error of the match to just 10 by Gauff.  The loss represented another disappointing stint at the All England Club for Rybarikova, who first played in the main draw at Wimbledon in 2008, when Gauff was 4 years old. Aside from her run to the semifinals in 2017, she had lost in the first round nine times and the third round once before exiting in the second round Wednesday. Gauff moves on to face Polona Hercog, who upset 17th-seeded Madison Keys in straight sets Wednesday, in the third round. Cori Gauff wasn’t about to let a dream win over Venus Williams be the end of her Wimbledon story. The 15-year-old American followed up that star-making upset by blowing past another player twice her age, defeating Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday to advance to the third round.  Wimbledon 2019: Andy Murray relishes Serena Williams doubles pairingcenter_img Wimbledon 2019: American Reilly Opelka upsets Stan Wawrinka Gauff looked the more confident player from the first serve, leaving her Slovakian opponent to watch helplessly as she ran down drop shots and ripped winner after winner down the lines, both forehand and backhand. The teenager didn’t appear overawed by the big stage at any point, never expressing anything beyond the occasional straight-faced fist pump before she closed out Rybarikova with her third service break of a match that lasted just one hour, nine minutes.   Related Newslast_img read more

Hundreds to lose jobs as Emerge BPO downsizes in Guyana

first_imgHundreds of employees of Guyanese business processing outsourcing company, Emerge BPO, will soon be without jobs as the company on Tuesday served employees with termination letters stating that it is downsizing its operations in Guyana.Emerge BPO building on Camp Street, GeorgetownAccording to one of the letters seen by this publication, the company stated that one of its biggest clients recently pulled its contract which will see the company losing millions. As such, Emerge stated that it will be unable to pay employees and plans to downsize its operations in July.Emerge BPO, Middle Street, Georgetown, is a nearshore leader in customer management, back office and transaction processing services which opened in Guyana in July of 2008.The company, which created employment for hundreds, was founded by Adrian Collins and his wife, Carole Fletcher, whose vision was to create a world-class contact centre in the heart of their native Guyana which would perform a variety of outsourcing services to clients and their customers in North America.Since its opening, the company has continued to develop at a steady pace and is still on the map as a leading nearshore hub for outsourcing from Guyana.Just recently, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Emerge, Heidi Solomon-Orlick and the company’s Vice President of Operations, Dalgleish Joseph, announced an expansion with the investment of a new campus located at Camp Street, Georgetown.Expected to be completed at the end of 2019, the expansion was targeting some 1500 to 2000 employees with 3000 more to be added within the next five to 10-year period.After revealing that Guyana is 30 to 35 per cent cheaper than any other nearshore destination to do the outsourcing business, Solomon-Ordick had said that Emerge was in talks with several prospective clients about business.When contacted, a representative from Emerge told this publication that the company will be issuing a press release regarding the matter on Friday.last_img read more