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The identification of environmental parameters which could influence soil bacterial community composition on the Antarctic Peninsula – a statistical approach

first_imgWe adopted a statistical approach to identify environmental parameters which might be important in structuring the bacterial community in soils on the Antarctic Peninsula. An assessment of soil bacterial community composition at six environmentally distinct locations was made using terminalrestriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) profiling. All locations are near to Rothera Point, onReptile Ridge and adjacent islands in Ryder Bay, off the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, and wereselected to maximize the range of environmental variability easily accessible from Rothera Station. A rangeof environmental variables was determined, and a Spearman rank correlation test was used to link thecommunity structure and environmental variables. We demonstrated that the taxonomic distribution ofthe soil bacteria among the six study sites was relatively even, especially among the islands within RyderBay, although each location possessed a distinct community structure. Significant differences in theenvironmental conditions and soil chemical parameters allowed us to identify differences in location andsoil pH as the environmental variables that could most probably explain the soil bacterial communitypatterns. This observation is consistent with an increasing number of studies from both Arctic and Antarcticlocations, and will contribute to the design of future parameter-specific studies to test the potentialfunctional significance of pH to the Antarctic soil bacterial community.last_img read more

UVU Men’s Basketball Earns NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

first_img Tags: Academic Excellence/Mark Pope/NABC Award/UVU Men’s Basketball July 11, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Earns NABC Team Academic Excellence Award Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKANSAS CITY, Mo.-Wednesday, Utah Valley University men’s basketball was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches by being awarded the Team Academic Excellence Award.This commemorates the third consecutive season in head coach Mark Pope’s tenure that the Wolverines have received this honor.UVU is one of only 44 Division I schools (out of 353 throughout the country) and was one of four Division I programs in Utah to earn this distinction.Furthermore, the Wolverines are one of only two Western Athletic Conference schools to receive the honor.UVU men’s basketball currently boasts a cumulative GPA of 3.38.The NABC’s Team Academic Excellence Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a team with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.In order for this award to be earned by a program, institutions must count the GPA of all men’s student-athletes who competed during the 2017-18 season. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Instructor

first_imgAll applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu andsubmit:● a cover letter specifically addressing one’s qualifications andreadiness for the position● a curriculum vitae● the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of threeprofessional references who can address the suitability of theapplicant for the position● copies of college transcripts. (Official transcripts are requiredupon employment)Note: Any social security numbers included on requested transcriptsshould be redacted prior to submitting online.Restricted Clause:This position is contingent upon the availability of funding.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age,sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, genderidentity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other statusprotected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations andapplications from women, members of any minority group, and otherswho share our passion for building a diverse community thatreflects the diversity in our student population. Position Function:Non-tenure track Instructor position beginning 08/16/2021 in theDepartment of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development withemphasis in Industrial Technology.Salary Grade : UCPlease see Staff CompensationStructure or Skilled Crafts andService Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.For salary grade UC, these positions are “Unclassified” and salaryranges are determined by the hiring department.Department Profile:The Department of Instructional Systems and Workforce Developmentis a division of the College of Education at Mississippi StateUniversity.Area of Specialization:Industrial TechnologyAnticipated Appointment Date:August 16, 2021Tenure Track Status:Non-Tenure TrackEssential Duties and Responsibilities:The instructor will teach four courses per semester related toindustrial technology such as, CNC programming, materials,electrical and controls, PLCs, robotics, and maintenance. Thecourses may be offered during the day or evening and may beface-to-face or online/hybrid delivery. The instructor willeffectively participate with the faculty to achieve departmentalgoals.Minimum Qualifications:● Earned master’s degree at the time of employment from anaccredited institution in industrial or engineering technology orclosely related technology field● At least 18 graduate credit hours in industrial or engineeringtechnology or closely related technology fieldABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):YesPreferred Qualifications:● Experience in CNC machining, maintenance, PLCs, electrical andcontrols, or robotics in industry● Experience teaching undergraduate courses in highereducation● Experience teaching online and hybrid courses using a learningmanagement system● Experience using current technological tools to facilitatelearningKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:● Ability to use modern computer hardware and software indelivering instruction● Skills with technologies relevant to industrial technologyInstructions for Applying:Link to apply: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/last_img read more

The Ingenious Edgar Jones-by Liz Garner

first_imgWhile essentially a children’s book, The Ingenious Edgar Jones will delight children and adults alike with its quirky tale of a porter’s son in nineteenth century Oxford. Liz Garner’s style is fluid and unctuous, and the whole book feels pleasantly like a warm breeze blown through your mind. It is even more enjoyable when you are intimately acquainted with the landmarks that form an intrinsic element to the story; one of the most evocative passages is a description of the view from the roof of the partially-completed University Museum of Natural History, with the Oxford we inhabit now taking shape amid the remnants of the medieval city. Comparisons with Pullman’s His Dark Materials sequence are inevitable with such a book, but in reality entirely unnecessary. Liz Garner’s Oxford is firmly grounded in reality – the description of the porter’s walk to work from Jericho to New College is accurate in every detail, as any resident of the city will be able to attest. There is no attempt to encompass a similarly philosophical sphere, and the forays into evolutionary science and architechture are meticulously well-researched whilst remaining brief enough and simple enough to be completely subservient to the plot. The character of Edgar himself, a boy strangely gifted in ways adults are seemingly unable to understand, is just petulant and arrogant enough to be intensely likeable, while his parents are, in their different ways, equally blind to the progress and innovation that their son tries to drag into their lives.The only disappointing moment in this book comes at the very end, when Edgar has escaped from prison only to discover that his family has disintegrated and his one passion, the Museum, no longer needs him. It isn’t that you wish that everything could turn out well, quite the contrary; it’s just that you wish it didn’t end in such a predictably ambivalent, cliché-ridden way. Other than this final let-down, this is a stunning novel, worthy of the very highest praise, and most definitely worth breaking free of the weekly grind of academic reading to enjoy.by Caroline Cramptonlast_img read more

Water main break on South Bend’s Northwest Side repaired

first_img UPDATE: The water main repairs were completed around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.ORIGINAL INFORMATION: The following is a release from the city of South BendEMERGENCY WATER MAIN BREAK ON CITY’S NORTHWEST SIDE: REPAIR TO BEGIN AT 10:00 A.M.Late last night, the City of South Bend Water Works Division reported a break in a 12-inch water main pipe on Lathrop Street west of Bendix Drive. Crews will begin the emergency repair at 10:00 a.m. today. The City anticipates commercial customers in the area will experience significant disruption in water pressure during this repair, which is estimated to take up to five hours. The westbound travel lane on Lathrop Street will be restricted during this repair but will remain open.Customers should turn off all faucets until water is restored. Once the repair is made and water is restored, customers should run their water for 10 minutes or until water is clear. Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – March 4, 2020 0 312 Facebook Twitter Google+ Google+ Previous articleMishawaka woman receives sentence in 2018 toddler deathNext articleStreet sweeping starting up again soon in Elkhart Carl Stutsman Facebook Water main break on South Bend’s Northwest Side repaired WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

South Bend students return to classes this week

first_img (Photo supplied/South Bend Community School Corporation) South Bend students are returning to in-person classes this week.The first group of students returned Monday, and are either in the Career and Technical Program or special education programs, according to WSBT.The next group of students to return to physical classrooms will be the transition grades of kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades. These students will be broken into two groups depending on their last name, with half returning Wednesday and the other half on Thursday. Google+ Google+ Twitter Pinterest Previous articleSalvation Army accepting applications early this yearNext articleHolcomb: Another “stay at home” order could be considered Brooklyne Beatty South Bend students return to classes this week WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img By Brooklyne Beatty – October 5, 2020 1 440 Facebook Pinterest TAGSclassroomcoronavirusCOVID-19IndianaphysicalschoolSouth Bend Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApplast_img read more

Jack Johnson Announces First Major Tour Since 2014, Shares New Single

first_imgSinger/songwriter Jack Johnson has surprised fans everywhere with the announcement of a major summer tour! Johnson has been largely quiet over the last few years, with his most recent tour coming in the summer of 2014. He has played a handful of shows since then, but this tour announcement marks his return to the road in a major way.Johnson will kick off the tour on June 2nd in Chicago, before heading towards the East Coast and ending the first tour leg at the Forest Hills Stadium in New York, NY. A month later, he’ll resume touring with dates up and down the West Coast, starting in Colorado and hitting spots like the Hollywood Bowl, The Gorge Amphitheatre and more. He’ll also spend two nights at the Santa Barbara Bowl, in honor of his alma mater – UC Santa Barbara.Johnson also details his new 30-minute documentary-style film, The Smog of the Sea, which demonstrates the destructive effects of plastic pollution on the world’s oceans. It’s currently available for stream right here. The subject, which the Hawaii-based surfer obviously feels very strongly about, inspired a new song “Fragments” featured in the film, which you can now listen to below:Read more about “Fragments” and The Smog of the Sea in this full interview with Rolling Stone. You can see the full tour schedule below, and head to Johnson’s website for details.Jun 02, 2017 Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island – Chicago, ILJun 03, 2017 Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OHJun 04, 2017 Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ONTJun 07, 2017 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, MEJun 09, 2017 Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MAJun 10, 2017 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJJun 11, 2017 Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MDJun 14, 2017 Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NYJul 14, 2017 Fiddler’s Green AmphitheatreJul 16, 2017 Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CAJul 17, 2017 Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CAJul 18, 2017 Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CAJul 20, 2017 Les Schwab Amphitheatre – Quincy, WAJul 22, 2017 The Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WAJul 23, 2017 Deer Lake Park – Burnaby, CANJul 26, 2017 Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CAJul 28, 2017 Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Amphitheatre – Stateline, NVlast_img read more

Set your own path’

first_imgEditor’s note: This is the third and final installment of a three-part series about Terrance Rogers, a 1979 Notre Dame graduate who has returned as a graduate student with the goal of winning Bengal Bouts. Terry Rogers has taken a trip back in time, as a 1979 alumnus who is now a Notre Dame student again, and plenty has changed in 31 years. “In a way, it’s like I’m going back in time, carrying back with me the knowledge I’ve gained since that time,” Rogers said. He said some things have changed substantially since the 1970s, such as press coverage of the Bengal Bouts tournament. With more athletic events to cover, local media no longer devotes as much press to the event. “Then, the South Bend Tribune covered the Bengal Bouts extensively. A reporter named Barry Miller used to write us all up. He knew all our nicknames,” he said. “The town would get really into it, the football players would be boxing each other and the crowd would go wild. “It was the heyday of tournament attendance.” Rogers’ boxing description emerged from the three years he spent at West Point before transferring to Notre Dame. “The South Bend Tribune billed me as the boxer from West Point, which seemed to have some sort of mystique or aura about it,” Rogers said. As Rogers prepares to re-enter the boxing ring, he will meet some familiar faces. Terry Johnson, a volunteer coach and official for the Bengal Bouts, has held that post since before Rogers made his first Bengal Bouts attempt — and Johnson says today’s undergraduates will benefit from having Rogers spar with them. “Since the day I met Terry, he’s been a great competitor, and more than that, he’s been a great sportsman. Anyone who’s faced Terry in the ring will tell you that,” Johnson said. “He’ll knock you down the hardest, but he’ll be the first to pick you back up again.” Nonetheless, Johnson said Rogers’ health, as a 55-year-old boxer, will need to cooperate. “Obviously, safety is our priority,” Johnson said, “If he’s allowed to box, he’ll be the oldest boxer ever to compete in the Bengal Bouts.” But Rogers wasn’t too worried about his eligibility to participate. “I’m probably in better shape overall now than when I was as a student here,” he said. As Rogers has changed, so has life as a Notre Dame student — and Rogers noticed some improvements. “The most obvious change is that this place is now 50 percent women. When I was here it was probably about 20 percent,” Rogers said. “Notre Dame guys don’t know how lucky they are.” Another positive change, Rogers said, is the increased cultural diversity. “I’ve noticed so many different ethnicities and nationalities here,” Rogers said. “Just like having women here, it’s made the University much stronger from a cultural and learning standpoint.” Although Rogers is now studying in a completely different field than he did in his undergraduate days, he said students today are more accomplished. Rogers said the application pool to be admitted into a Notre Dame graduate program was competitive, and he was rejected 11 times. “After 11 rejections, it doesn’t take an Einstein to see that this is a more accomplished crowd,” he said. Students may also have had more fun back in the day, Rogers said. Many students went out to the Four Corners bars every night and drove up to Michigan on Sundays. Rogers recalled one bar called “The Library.” “They could say, ‘I spent every night at The Library,’ and be truthful, sort of,” he said. While some changes have been beneficial for the University, Rogers said football is another matter. “Certain realities have tempered the students’ expectations,” Rogers said. “When I was an undergraduate, a national championship was considered a birthright.” While Rogers can’t do anything to fix the football program, he can prepare himself to win the Bengal Bouts, which means a rigorous schedule of training of at least an hour every day. After all, Rogers is not just fighting for himself, but to inspire other men over 40 and to raise money for the Holy Cross missions. With his wife’s support, Rogers plans to make his fourth attempt at winning Bengal Bouts a success. “My wife said to me, ‘I’m coming out to watch you fight and I’m not coming out to watch you lose,’” Rogers said. And he doesn’t plan to lose. But he does hope his story can be an inspiration to others. “If you believe in yourself and you have reasons to, you don’t have to follow the path of the herd,” Rogers said. “Set your own path and the herd can follow you. “That’s why I’m here.”last_img read more

ND ranks as “dream school”

first_imgMarch saw Notre Dame rising in another set of rankings, as the Princeton Review survey “College Hopes and Worries” listed the University as parents’ No. 4 “dream college” for their children, up from No. 9 in 2011. Notre Dame was ranked behind Stanford University, Princeton University and Harvard University. According to the Princeton Review’s website, “dream colleges” are schools that parents wish they were sending their children to if cost and admission were not contributing factors. A separate ranking listed the top ten dream colleges for students. Bob Mundy, director of admissions, said the ranking speaks to the positive perception of Notre Dame nationwide. “If you can step back and think about it as a parent might, I think it provides a nicely illustrative view of Notre Dame,” Mundy said. “Parents want great things for their children, and I think this is a statement that they see Notre Dame as a unique combination of education of the mind and heart.” While some other universities were chosen as dream colleges for both parents and students, Notre Dame did not make the student list. “There is definitely a difference between the student and parent perspectives,” Mundy said. “They’re looking for some of the same things, but not all, so naturally different factors come into play.” Mundy said he believes the ranking demonstrates this disparity in goals. “Parents really see college as a time to grow intellectually, socially and spiritually, and in this case, it means that they see Notre Dame as an ideal place for this.” University Spokesman Dennis Brown said the administration was pleased about the ranking. “We believe Notre Dame is among the nation’s best in providing an extraordinary undergraduate experience, and we’re pleased that parents who engaged in this survey have recognized as much,” Brown said. He said, however, the University does not allow such rankings to carry much weight. “While we recognize that the various college surveys and rankings serve a useful function for some prospective students and their parents, we have joined with others for 20 years in expressing our reservations about their various methodologies,” Brown said. Mundy said he believes rankings like this could potentially affect future applicant pools. “It might help more in the early stages of the application process,” he said. “If Notre Dame is on the parents’ radar and that helps get us on the student radar, that’s a good thing.” Parents’ influence over their children is an important component of academic recruiting, Mundy said. “Once we can get on students’ radar, we can pretty much do the rest,” he said.   Mundy said the rankings, though positive, would not affect University policy in the short or long term. “Rankings give a global view of our institution,” he said. “They don’t necessarily affect our internal policy. This is certainly a very positive affirmation for us, though.”last_img read more

Mascoma Savings Bank receives ‘Outstanding’ CRA evaluation

first_imgMascoma Savings Bank, FSB,Mascoma Savings Bank recently received its Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Performance Evaluation from the Office of the Thrift Supervision (OTS).  The Bank received an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’, which is the highest rating possible.  This rating is awarded to less than 8% of banks nationwide.The federal Community Reinvestment Act requires banks to meet the credit needs of the communities they serve, including low-to-moderate income households. In evaluating Mascoma Savings Bank’s performance, the OTS noted that the Bank’s lending to low-to-moderate income households substantially exceeds that of other regulated institutions in its assessment area.   Additionally, the Bank’s commitment to small business lending is strong and substantially exceeds that of other regulated institutions in its assessment area.  Also, the OTS recognized Mascoma Savings Bank for being proactive in providing community development services, often taking a leadership role in developing and establishing organizations that provide services to low-to-moderate income individuals and families.‘We are proud of our ‘Outstanding’ CRA rating.  This rating recognizes the Bank’s commitment to meeting the credit needs of businesses and families in our community’ said Ken Wells, Senior Vice President, Retail Lending and CRA Officer.Mascoma Savings Bank is a mutually owned Bank established in 1899.  With 18 locations throughout the Upper Valley and Lake Sunapee Region, we are mutually owned and not for sale.  With no shareholders to please, we are committed to remaining independent and to re-investing profits in our community.    Soruce: Mascomalast_img read more

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