Associate or Full Professor – Chicanx/Latinx Health and Wellness

first_imgDepartment SummaryThe Department of Chicana andChicano Studies (CCS) at San José State University (SJSU) seeksqualified applicants for a full-time Associate or Full Professorwith a specialization in the area of Chicanx/Latinx Health andWellness.CCS at SJSU was created in 1968, making it the oldest graduateprogram in Chicanx Studies in the country. Our mission is to serveSJSU students and diverse communities through an interdisciplinaryChicanx Studies program based on principles of social justice. Weoffer three degree programs: A master’s degree with emphases inPolicy, Education, and Comparative Ethnic Studies; a newundergraduate major with emphases in Cultural and CreativeExpression, Institutions and Community Engagement, andTransnationalism and Global Relations; and a popular undergraduateminor that draws students from across the university. Ourcurriculum prepares students to critically examine and creativelyrespond to intellectual traditions and contemporary issuesresulting from race, class, and gender intersections inChicanx/Latinx and other communities. Graduates of our program havelaunched careers in teaching, social services, public policy,health care, government, and community service, as well as pursuedadvanced degrees in programs such as Education, History, SocialWork, and Feminist Studies, becoming the next generation of CCSeducators and community leaders.Addressing the racial and ethnic realities of our students andcommunities, CCS has seen significant growth in recent years interms of both faculty hiring and student enrollment. CCS facultyregularly connect with students and our broader campus communitythrough an exciting new series of weekly Pláticas that highlighttheir wide-ranging interest and expertise. In addition, our facultyconnect their research and teaching to our campus and localcommunities through partnerships with the Chicanx/Latinx StudentSuccess Center, UndocuSpartan Center, Culture Counts ReadingSeries, Young Women’s Freedom Center, and more. As the flagshipEthnic Studies department within the College of Social Sciences(CoSS), CCS is a vital part of SJSU.SJSU and CoSS are committed to growing Ethnic Studies more broadly.In 2018, CoSS launched the Ethnic Studies Collaborative (ESC),bringing together faculty, staff, and students to highlight theresearch and leadership contributions of SJSU’s Ethnic Studiesprograms and departments. The ESC includes the Department ofAfrican American Studies, Department of Chicana and ChicanoStudies, and the Program of Asian American Studies; it serves asthe nexus for Ethnic Studies faculty, student, and communitycollaboration at SJSU. The ESC supports Ethnic Studies curricularand co-curricular projects that address issues of settlercolonialism, racial capitalism, immigration, and racialization,with a focus on the comparative histories and experientialknowledges of marginalized racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.,including but not limited to Native Americans/American Indians;Black and African Americans; Chicanxs and Latinxs; NativeHawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous peoples of Oceania andother nations; and Asian Americans. The ESC is also currentlyplaying a key role in shaping the implementation of AB 1460, theCSU graduation requirement in Ethic Studies.Required Qualifications Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date – August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents by February 1, 2021 for fullconsideration: Preferred Qualifications Develop and teach courses in Chicanx/Latinx Health and Wellnessat both the undergraduate and graduate levels that align with theapplicant’s training and interests.Engage in student recruitment and retention efforts.Support the development of the CSU Ethnic Studies graduationrequirement through course development and advising. This workinvolves crossing disciplines and active engagement with diversegroups and individuals.Scholarly and professional contributions are expected fortenure and promotion.Participate in shared governance, usually in department,college, and university committee and other serviceassignments.Demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs ofa student population of great diversity – in age, culturalbackground, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation –through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies andadvisement. A Ph.D. (or equivalent) from an accredited institution inChicanx/Latinx Studies, public health, sociology of health, medicalanthropology, health policy or related fieldsDemonstrated commitment to teaching excellenceA record of research productivity, as might be demonstratedthrough peer-reviewed publications or presentations appropriate foran associate or full professorDemonstrated communication and interpersonal skillsDemonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educationalgoals of a multicultural population as might have been gained incross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparableexperience. Administrative or managerial experience (for example, programdevelopment, budget oversight, supervising office staff,etc.) Responsibilities letter of interestcurriculum vitaestatement of teaching interests/philosophy (2 pages)statement of research plans (2 pages)diversity statement (2 pages)three references with contact information Inquires may be directed to Professor Maria Luisa Alaniz, Chair ofRecruitment Committee ( [email protected] ).The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: November 27, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close:last_img read more

Culinary Institute of America leads Asian cuisines boot camp at Harvard

first_img Mise en place ready for recipe execution during HUDS’ Asian Cuisines training. Chef Shirley Cheng from the Culinary Institute of America. Chef Shirley Cheng, a Professor of Culinary Arts at the Hyde Park, NY campus of the Culinary Institute of America, visited Harvard University Dining Services’ (HUDS) kitchens from June 3–6, 2017 to run its team of chefs through an intensive Asian cuisines training.Fourteen chefs received instruction in the techniques of the cuisines of China, Japan, Thailand, Korea and Vietnam. Each day ‘s training included a brief history of the regional cuisines, as well as hands-on execution of an extensive menu.“These are some of the most popular cuisines with our students,” noted HUDS’ Managing Director, David P. Davidson, “and many are ‘home cooking’ for our diverse undergraduate community. It was important to improve the authenticity of our execution of these dishes.” Each day’s training included the preparation of approximately 20 dishes, which were then presented by the chef who executed them, while all tasted. Beginning in the fall of 2017, those recipes will begin to appear on the HUDS undergraduate dining hall menu.“My appreciation and understanding of these cuisines has grown ten-fold,” noted Martin Breslin, Director for Culinary Operations. “The techniques are simple but vital to the authenticity of the flavors.”Harvard University Dining Services operates 13 residential dining halls, 14 campus retail cafes, a kosher kitchen and complete catering services.  The country’s oldest collegiate foodservice operation, HUDS serves approximately 5 million meals a year. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Ohio: ‘Worst energy bill of the 21st century’

first_imgOhio: ‘Worst energy bill of the 21st century’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Vox:The bill, just signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, is called HB 6. Though the story behind it is complex and sordid, the bill itself is pretty simple. It would do four things:Bail out two nuclear plants: From 2021 until 2027, Ohio ratepayers will pay a new monthly surcharge on their electricity bills, from 85 cents for residential customers up to $2,400 for big industrial customers. The surcharge will produce about $170 million a year; $150 million of that will be used by the utility FirstEnergy Solutions to subsidize its two big nuclear power plants — Davis-Besse, outside of Toledo, and Perry, northeast of Cleveland — which it claims are losing money and will be closed in the next couple of years without bailouts. The remaining $20 million will be divided among six existing solar projects in rural areas of the state. (Note: As we’ll discuss below, nuclear power plants generate low-carbon energy and are worth saving. But not like this.)Bail out two coal plants: FirstEnergy customers across Ohio will pay an additional monthly surcharge ($1.50 for residential customers; up to $1,500 for big industrials) to help bail out two old, hyper-polluting coal plants owned by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (a collective owned by several large utilities), one in Ohio, one in Indiana.Gut renewable energy standards: Ohio has one of the oldest renewable portfolio standards in the country, requiring its utilities to get 12.5 percent of their power from renewables by 2027. The bill reduces the target to 8.5 percent by 2026, exempts large industrial customers, and kills the standard after 2026, effectively nullifying any incentive for new renewable energy development in the state.Gut energy efficiency standards: Ohio utilities are required to reduce customers’ energy use 22 percent from 2008 levels by 2027 through energy efficiency programs (which were set to save Ohio ratepayers $4 billion over the next 10 years). HB 6 allows utilities to abandon those programs entirely once they hit 17.5 percent, a level most have almost reached already.More: Ohio just passed the worst energy bill of the 21st centurylast_img read more

Dominican Republic: Cocaine laboratory dismantled

first_imgBy Dialogo September 04, 2013 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Dominican authorities for the first time discovered and dismantled a clandestine cocaine processing laboratory, providing fresh evidence that international drug trafficking rings are establishing themselves in the Caribbean country. The laboratory was found on a farm near a small town 40 kilometers west of the capital, Santo Domingo, where two Colombians were arrested recently, the National Police said on Sept. 3. The laboratory was similar to processing facilities found in the Colombian jungle, where authorities periodically discover large labs capable of producing thousands of kilograms of cocaine. Police allege the Colombians, John Jairo Roldán Estrada and Ángel Fernando Vargas, built the facility, part of which was below ground. At the time of the raid, police found seven microwave ovens, a press, scales, more than 100 plastic bags and a four-gallon tank of ammonia, among other paraphernalia. Police said they seized 225 kilograms of cocaine paste, the base used to produce powder cocaine for consumption. The paste could have been turned into as much as 2,000 kilograms of cocaine, police said. The National Police, which led the operation, called the seizure an “unprecedented blow against organized crime” in a prepared statement. The Dominican Republic has long been one of the favored transshipment points in the Caribbean, with an estimated 6% of cocaine bound for the U.S. traveling through the country. As much as 11% of cocaine bound for Europe also passes through the island, as traffickers have infiltrated shipping containers and airports to move small and large shipments abroad. However, in recent years authorities have seen arms of international criminal groups establishing operations in the country. With an increased presence, authorities have also witnessed increased consumption in the Dominican Republic. National Police Chief Maj. Gen. Manuel Castro Castillo said the discovery of the lab “shows how international drug trafficking is advancing in the Dominican Republic.” As evidence of the presence of international criminal organizations, authorities have arrested several alleged drug smugglers from Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and elsewhere during the past year. At the site of the lab seizure, heads of Dominican agencies, including the Attorney General’s Office, the National Police, the National Department of Investigations and the National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD), gathered and pledged to coordinate their efforts in the counter-narcotics fight. “We will continue to fight tirelessly, chasing [drug trafficking] in all its forms, by air, by sea and by land,” said Attorney General Francisco Domínguez Brito. He vowed to “arrest and prosecute all those responsible … and we will continue investigating this case and all cases.” [Infosurhoy.com (Dominican Republic), 03/09/2013; Procuraduría General de la República (Dominican Republic), 30/08/2013]last_img read more

Paying attention to mental health

first_imgHere’s to your health and well-being and that of your team! If you’d like to learn more about making the most of your team, increasing productivity, attention and profitability – then call me. I’ve got the answers you’ve been looking for! It stands to reason that the healthier we are, both physically and mentally, the better prepared we are to face the challenges and opportunities of the day – and the more productive we can be. I recently had an amazing conversation with a client about ways that we could improve the health, and specifically, mental health in the workplace. We came up with five strategies that I’d love to share with you. Set boundaries.  As a leader in your Credit Union, can you initiate some boundaries within your team dynamics that makes it OK for people NOT to answer their phone at night or weekends when they may be spending quality time with the people they love? Can you make it a policy to limit the off-hours engagement required via email/text and messenger?  Can you encourage your team to make business time a priority during business time – and family/personal time a priority when they are away from the office or workspace? While it may seem counterintuitive to go against the all-work-all-the-time trend we’ve seen in recent years, science and experience tells us that more balance leads to higher productivity, less burn out, more team cohesion and a happier, healthier workplace.Work from home.  Can you create some flex-time for your team that allows them to work from home occasionally or on set days so they can use that them to hyper-focus on specific tasks away from office or branch distractions? While maybe not for everyone, for many, this shift in atmosphere can be a big boost to managing often weighty to-do lists.Get outside. Not long ago I worked with a client who had just moved their workspace to a new facility. With the new location, they had an opportunity to create an amazing outdoor space for their team members complete with Wi-Fi, comfortable sitting areas, couches, and shade spots. AND they made it totally acceptable for team members to take their work outside and get a little nature in their day. The results were about what you’d expect them to be. Happier team members, increased productivity and less absenteeism. Sounds like a win-win-win – don’t you think? Create wellness groups. With so many of us turning an eye to fitness, it’s fun, and engaging to create wellness groups within your organization. The Fit-Bit folks commune with daily and weekly challenges, some host weight loss contests or bring in nutritionists. Can you do the same for your Credit Union? Perhaps bring in a few professionals that can teach your team physical and mental health and wellness strategies that can kick off new initiatives and member experience focus? Community service.  You know that feeling you get when you do something good for others? Why not encourage that within your Credit Union, we are all about people helping people. I love my client Trinity Health. When they do leadership events, they always include a service project within their community.  It’s a great way to encourage service within their team, and help the communities that surround them. Can you think of ways you can put policies in place that encourage and reward your team members to volunteer and act in service as well? 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neen James Think force of nature. Boundless energy. Timely topics. Laugh out loud fun. Eye opening ideas. Take-aways that ACTUALLY create positive change.  Sound like what YOU’RE looking for? Then Motivational … Web: www.neenjames.com Detailslast_img read more

Endicott Applefest canceled for 2020

first_imgFestival organizers released a statement on Facebook saying the festival is canceled due to the severity of the coronavirus in New York State. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — On Tuesday, the Endicott Apple Festival announced this year’s Applefest has been canceled. They say the health and safety of everyone is their priority. They announced the date for 2021 is set for Saturday, September 18. This year’s fair was supposed to take place on September 19.last_img

Man Who Threatened Trump, Media Figures, Synagogues Heading to Prison

first_imgA mentally-ill Seattle man has been sentenced to five years in prison for making threats against President Trump’s family, as well as toward synagogues and media figures.Chase Bliss Colasurdo was sentenced on Friday, after he plead guilty last May.He was arrested after posting a photo that showed a gun pointed at a picture of Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law. In addition, 27-year-old Colasurdo made online threats to kill Donald Trump Jr.According to court documents, he purchased ammunition but was blocked from obtaining a handgun after the Secret Service flagged him.Colasurdo has a history of paranoid delusions. For that reason, his attorney requested that he serve less than a year in prison followed by five years of supervised release and mental health treatment.U.S. Attorney Brian Moran says the case sheds light on the “frightening intersection of mental illness and weapons.”last_img read more

2 killed, 2 injured in Belle Glade shooting

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two people were killed and two others were injured in a shooting in Belle Glade.The shooting occurred Wednesday evening along Martin Luther King Blvd.Deputies responded to a report of shots fired around 8:30 p.m.The first deputies on scene found a man with multiple gunshot wounds in the street.He was transported to the hospital where he did shortly after.Deputies found three other victims being treated at Lakeside Medical Center, two of which had gunshot wounds.One of the two victims later died..The third victim was injured after being struck by a car fleeing the scene.The victims have not been identified, and a motive has not been established at this time.last_img

Local man steals vehicle with two children inside

first_imgThe Palm Beach Sheriffs Office is reporting that they have arrested a 22-year-old man who reportedly stole a vehicle with two children in the backseat.The incident was reported on November 1st at a mobile home park located on the 6200 block of 16th Way South.According to the report, the woman says she went back inside of the home, leaving her children in the running vehicle, and moments  later she heard a noise coming from the area where her car was parked. When she looked outside, she saw the suspect driving away with her vehicle.Authorities were able to locate the vehicle in the area of Abby Rd. and Forest Hill Blvd after the suspect crashed into a curb and took off on foot.The children were found unharmed in the vehicle.Investigators later tracked down the suspect identified as Wilmer Abrego and took him into custody after he admitted to stealing the vehicle.Abrego has since been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of grand theft auto and false imprisonment.last_img read more

Body found in freezer during welfare check

first_imgAuthorities in Utah are reporting that they discovered two bodies in an apartment while conducting a welfare check.The discovery was made Monday in Tooele, Utah.Officials say they were called by a concerned resident after a 75-year-old woman who lived in the apartment had not been seen in a couple of days.During their search, officials say they discovered the body of the woman identified as Jeanne Souron-Mathers in the home. According to initial reports, authorities believe Souron-Mathers may have died of natural causes as there were no signs of foul-play.They are currently waiting for a toxicology report to make to finalize their report.When canvasing the apartment, however, investigators then came across a chest freezer with a man’s body inside. Authorities report that the body may have been in the freezer anywhere from 18 months to 11-years. Authorities say the body was fully intact and that they do not believe that the victim died of natural causes.They are currently waiting on an autopsy to determine the person’s identity and cause of death.last_img read more