2020-21 Non-Tenure Track Faculty Pool – Public Relations

first_imgTo apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/66477 Equal Employment Opportunity StatementThe University of Texas at Austin, as an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with allapplicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination andaffirmative action. The University is committed to a policy ofequal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability,religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs andactivities, and admissions. Moody College of Communication: http://moody.utexas.edu/QualificationsCandidates should hold a degree in a field that is relevant totheir area of instruction. Demonstrated teaching excellence at thecollege level is preferred.Application InstructionsInterested applicants should submit a letter of application acurrent curriculum vita, and three letters of reference.Applications must be made via Interfolio’s ByCommittee solution. Ifyou do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will beprompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If youhave questions about using Interfolio, please email [email protected] or call (877)997-8807.Applications received from the date the position is posted throughthe date the position is filled will be considered. A new postingwill be generated each year. To be considered, candidates mustsubmit updated application materials each time the position isposted.The Moody College of Communication is committed to achievingdiversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomesapplicants who can help achieve these objectives. The University ofTexas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more informationvisit http://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/. 2020-21 Non-Tenure Track Faculty Pool – PublicRelationsCollege/School/Unit: Moody College of CommunicationDepartment: Stan Richards School of Advertising & PublicRelationsPosted: Nov 2, 2020Apply By: Open until filledDescriptionThe Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relationsperiodically hires temporary non-tenure-track faculty to teachundergraduate courses in the area of specialization listed above(Public Relations). The exact teaching duties willdepend on the interests and capabilities of the individual anddepartmental instructional needs. Positions are not available everysemester and are contingent upon student enrollment and theavailability of funding.Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations:http://advertising.utexas.edu/ jeid-b9cab0328817d846b423e4d5dc52f215last_img read more

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Research Financial Analyst

first_imgReview Date11/13/2020Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I MayServe), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by takinga hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusivecommunity dedicated to knowledge, discovery, andcreativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverseenrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, andprofessional students in eight undergraduatecolleges, a schoolof medicine, a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School,and HonorsCollege. The university has a significant presence acrossVirginia, including the InnovationCampus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences andTechnology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond;and numerous Extensionoffices and research centers.A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts morethan $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students,or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex(including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression,genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact PamelaStell at [email protected]t.edu duringregular business hours at least 10 business days prior to theevent.Advertised: October 26, 2020Applications close: Open until filled Under the direction of the Director of Sponsored Research, theResearch Financial Analyst will be responsible for implementationand execution of various post-award and financial monitoringactivities in support of FBRI’s sponsored program operations. Thesuccessful candidate will assist in award setup, compliancemonitoring, reporting and closeout of sponsored research, whichwill include interacting with faculty, staff, and students incontract negotiation and award setup, reading and dissection ofsponsor solicitations and requirements, effectively communicatingaward and reporting requirements to faculty and other award teammembers, compliance monitoring, reviewing transaction and projectlevel spending, maintain spending models, working with sponsoringagencies as needed and working with the university Office ofSponsored Programs (OSP) to meet all university and sponsor awardrequirements. This position has access to confidential, proprietaryand sensitive information.A Criminal Background Check is required.Required Qualifications• Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, law,information systems or other related field, or equivalent training,experience, certification.• Demonstrated ability to interpret and implement complexregulations, procedures and/or compliance standards.• Demonstrated experience in budget development.• Proven ability to prioritize and manage large volumes of work toanticipate and meet deadlines.• A strong commitment to customer service.• Excellent communication and organizational skills.• Demonstrated proficiency in Excel.Preferred Qualifications• CRA or other applicable professional certification.• Experience in information technology tool development.• Experience in an academic research environment.• Experience with federally funded research programs, experiencewith NIH a plus.• Experience in research grant and contract administration.Pay Band4Appointment TypeRestrictedlast_img read more

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Trefilov calls: Limit Russian teams to two foreign players

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsLegendary Russian national team coach, Evgeny Trefilov, now in the role of coordinator for women’s handball in Federation, told in interview for handballfast.com, that solution to give more chance for Russian girls in the best teams in the league, would be to I remember, but show me a similar game performed by them in the Rostov club after the World Cup. I take off my hat to them for a classy performance in Kumamoto, but the question is different: where do the candidates for the Russian team go? Who will play it? Ours are sitting on the bench.Take point guards – Tazhenova, Frolova, Nikitin. Ira Nikitina soloed in Zvezda, but in Rostov she does not receive playing time in the attack. The next season will come French Grasse Zaadi. I don’t know if Nikitin will remain in the team. But even if he leaves, one of the two remaining, Tazhenova or Frolova, there is hardly a place on the court in this situation. I am by no means a nationalist, but we must develop our own and support our own. It would be useful to follow the path of volleyball and limit ourselves to two foreign players. Look, these foreign players are leaders in their teams, they are drawn to them, Russians are learning from them -said Trefilov. Click to comment Related Items:Evgeny Trefilov Russia are finalists and hungry for their first European gold Recommended for you Romania and Russia throw off the final weekend in Paris Hagman takes off and helps Sweden book a place in Paris ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Alpine Travel wins Tripadvisor award for Marine Drive tour

first_imgAlpine Travel has won a 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for its Marine Drive tour around the Great Orme in Llandudno.Recognition for Alpine Travel is based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews submitted prior to any changes caused by the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The award places the Marine Drive tour among the top 10% of attractions worldwide.Says Alpine Travel Managing Director Chris Owens: “This is fantastic news, and at such a difficult time we are delighted to receive this award. Our Marine Drive tour is always very popular, and to receive this Travellers’ Choice Award demonstrates that.“We are very proud to be recognised in this way. Our wonderful drivers, who very much enjoy taking visitors around the landmark of the Great Orme, will be thrilled to know that their excellent customer service, informative commentary and unique tour has been placed in the top 10% of attractions worldwide. It is a fantastic achievement.”Adds Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor: “Although it has been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are winners well deserving, but they are also a great source of inspiration for travellers as the world begins to venture out again.”Alpine Travel usually operates the Marine Drive tour with a Duple Britannia-bodied Leyland Cub that was new in 1958. It has been driven by John Williams (pictured) for around 15 years and departs three times per day.last_img read more

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EMS Crew Captures Arsonist on Dash Cam

first_imgWTAE ABC4 Pittsburgh – An ambulance crew from Jeannette is getting praise for spotting a suspected arson on Brownstown Road in North Huntingdon and turning their dashboard camera toward the fire so police could use the video as evidence.last_img

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Paramedic Collapses at Wisconsin House Fire

first_imgLife saving measures were started immediately by theambulance crew, Sparta Area Fire Fighters, Sparta Police Department and MonroeCounty Sheriff’s Department. Related: The Art and Science of Improving Resuscitation Paramedic Dann Schamens did not have a pulse and was notbreathing when he went down Saturday morning, according to a Facebook post fromthe Sparta Area Ambulance Service. SPARTA, Wis. — A paramedic responding at a house firecollapsed this weekend while at the scene. The La Crosse Tribune reports two people were rescued from the fire. First responders were able to regain a pulse and he was flown by Gundersen Air to Gundersen Health. Schamens is currently in stable condition, the service said. Above photo: Sparta Area Ambulance Facebooklast_img read more

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See Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon Rotate Roles as The Little Foxes Begins on Broadway

first_img View Comments The Little Foxes Cynthia Nixon & Laura Linney(Photo: Emilio-Madrid-Kuser) Related Showscenter_img A new revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, starring Tony nominee Laura Linney and Tony winner Cynthia Nixon, begins performances tonight at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway. The unique production, featuring the two stars alternating in the roles of Regina Hubbard Giddens and Birdie Hubbard, is directed by Daniel Sullivan. The revival will officially open on April 19 with the limited run concluding on June 18.In addition to Linney and Nixon, the cast includes Emmy winner Richard Thomas as Horace, Darren Goldstein as Oscar, Michael McKean as Ben, David Alford as Mr. Marshall, Michael Benz as Leo Hubbard, Caroline Stefanie Clay as Addie, Francesca Carpanini as Alexandra Giddens and Charles Turner as Cal.Linney and Nixon play the roles of Regina and Birdie in repertory, appearing opposite each other at each performance. Set in Alabama in 1900, The Little Foxes follows the two as they clash in often brutal ways in an effort to strike the deal of their lives. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 2, 2017last_img read more

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Patient Engagement Systems adds lifestyle management service to tools for health plans

first_imgAbout Patient Engagement Systems®Patient Engagement Systems® (PES) is a nationally recognized healthcare services company dedicated to supporting its customers’ goal of helping people with chronic diseases, specifically diabetes and chronic kidney disease, improve their health, and reduce costs. PES provides medical groups, IPAs, health plans, health systems and government agencies with a suite of automated patient engagement tools, timely clinical decision support and the analytics needed to better identify, manage and monitor these high-cost patients. PES’s signature platforms include the Diabetes Patient Engagement System℠, a chronic care management and patient engagement technology developed and tested in a five-year National Institutes of Health funded study that verified care process improvements and cost reductions, the Chronic Kidney Disease Patient Engagement System℠ and the ESRD Prevention Program℠. PES is an IBM Global Entrepreneurial Partner, and is a 2011 URAC Bronze Awardee for Best Practice in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection.www.patientengagementsystems.com(link is external)About DPS HealthFounded in 2004, DPS Health enhances the capacity of organizations to improve the health of their obese members, employees and/or patients through research-proven, web and mobile self-management support interventions. www.dpshealth.com/(link is external) Patient Engagement Systems, of Burlington, Vermont, announced today it has enhanced its suite of patient engagement and clinical decision support tools for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) with the addition of DPS Health’s Virtual Lifestyle Management (VLM) service. Together, this enhancement underscores PES’s commitment to help health plans, medical groups and providers improve outcomes and lower the costs associated with treating patients with chronic conditions.By enhancing the Patient Engagement Systems’ solution with the VLM service, PES customers will now have access to lifestyle coaching and behavior change services integrated directly with population monitoring, analytics and communication.Benjamin Littenberg, MD, medical director, Patient Engagement Systems, said, ‘PES’s patient engagement suite of tools, clinical analytics and decision support solutions combined with DPS Health’s proven online obesity lifestyle management and personalized coaching, will enhance patient engagement to further reduce costs and improve outcomes for individuals with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.’ Patient Engagement Systems is a leader and innovator in creating effective care management programs and solutions which support and enhance a providers’ management of high-cost patients, such as those with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.Based on the National Institute of Health’s landmark Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), DPS Health’s Virtual Lifestyle Management service is an evidence-based, year-long online weight management program that successfully engages individuals to improve their physical activity and nutrition habits to achieve lasting weight loss. VLM combines online education, guided self-discovery, barrier mitigation, goal setting, monitoring and tracking, with internet-based coaching for a comprehensive weight loss program that directly addresses critical needs of those at-risk for chronic diseases.‘Obesity is a driver for many poor outcomes and increased costs for individuals with, or at risk for diabetes and other common conditions such as metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and early renal disease,’ said Neal Kaufman, MD, DPS Health Chief Medical Officer. ‘VLM has been developed specifically to counteract these complications, and deliver on the goals of driving significant weight loss, improving diabetes outcomes and delivering a positive return on investment.’last_img read more

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Proposed board actions

first_imgProposed board actions Proposed board actions Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar hereby publishes this notice of intent to consider or take final action at its March 28, 2008 meeting in Washington D.C. on the following items. These matters are additionally governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, where applicable. Most amendments to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar that are finally acted upon by the board must still be formally presented to the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective. To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments call (850)561-5751. Please reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication. RULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BAR Chapter 1 General Subchapter 1-3 Membership 1. Rule 1-3.12 Provision of Legal Services Following Determination of Major Disaster Summary: New rule, in connection with separate proposed amendments to rule 4-5.5, which relaxes practice restrictions on attorneys not admitted in a jurisdiction that sustains a major disaster affecting its justice system, after a determination of such by the highest court of that jurisdiction. Subchapter 1-12 Amendments 2. Rule 1-12.1 Amendment to Rules; Authority; Notice; Procedures; Comments Summary: In connection with companion amendment of SBP 1.10 and SBP 6.20, deletes within subdivision (a) the reference to the “designation plan.” Chapter 3 Rules of Discipline Subchapter 3-2 Definitions 3. Rule 3-2.1 Generally Summary: Within subdivision (p) re designated reviewer, codifies that a designated reviewer for a specially created grievance committee will be selected by the president and approved by the board. Subchapter 3-3 Jurisdiction to Enforce Rules 4. Rule 3-3.2 Board of Governors of The Florida Bar Summary: In connection with separate proposed amendments to rule 3-7.2, within subdivision (b) re authority to file complaints based on felony charges, adds that a grievance committee chair’s decision to not file a complaint may be reviewed by the full committee, which may affirm or reverse the chair’s decision; also adds a decision of the Florida Supreme Court imposing judicial discipline in an action brought by the Judicial Qualifications Commission to the list of events that authorizes the filing of a formal lawyer disciplinary complaint; includes other non-substantive edits, adds appropriate subdivision titles and numbers consistent with controlling editorial protocols, and redesignates other affected entries as necessary. Subchapter 3-5 Types of Discipline 5. Rule 3-5.4 Publication of Discipline Summary: Proposed new rule, to codify court and bar policy regarding publication of disciplinary sanctions in the Southern Reporter and The Florida Bar News, and on The Florida Bar’s website. Subchapter 3-7 Procedures 6. Rule 3-7.2 Procedures Upon Criminal or Professional Misconduct; Discipline Upon Determination or Judgment of Guilt of Criminal Misconduct Summary: In connection with separate proposed amendments to rule 3-3.2, adds new subdivision (m), re discipline upon removal from judicial office, to require notice to the bar of any order of the supreme court removing a member from judicial office; upon receipt of such order, also authorizes the bar to file a formal complaint with the court and to seek appropriate discipline; further provides that the findings of fact by the court in any proceedings resulting in the removal of a member from judicial office shall be conclusive proof of such facts in bar disciplinary proceedings. 7. Rule 3-7.6 Procedures Before a Referee Summary: Within subdivision (a), adds language requiring that, before a judge may be appointed to serve as a referee, the judge must have served as a judicial referee under these rules at least once or have certified to the supreme court that the judge has reviewed pertinent referee training materials; adds appropriate subdivision titles and designations consistent with controlling editorial protocols. 8. Rule 3-7.11 General Rules of Procedure Summary: In connection with companion amendment of rule 4-8.4(g), within subdivision (f) re contempt, provides a summary process for addressing a respondent’s failure to respond to official bar inquiries in disciplinary proceedings; requires bar petition to supreme court, for contempt and order to show cause; provides 10 days for respondent’s response; allows for assignment of matters to a referee for factual findings; and authorizes suspension in such cases. 9. Rule 3-7.13 Incapacity Not Related to Misconduct Summary: Broadens application of the rule to a bar member’s incapacity or hospitalization under the authority of “applicable law” — as well as the Florida Mental Health Act — when that lawyer is incapable of practicing due to physical or mental illness, incapacity, or other infirmity; deletes outdated references to “incompetence” throughout; adds provision allowing a lawyer to consent to incapacity not for misconduct in the same manner as other consent judgments in rule 3-7.9; adds subdivision titles consistent with controlling editorial protocols and redesignates other affected entries as necessary. Chapter 4 Rules of Professional Conduct Subchapter 4-3 Advocate 10. Rule 4-3.3 Candor Toward the Tribunal (client perjury) Summary: Within comment re false evidence, deletes previously approved provision stating the prohibition against offering false evidence only applies if a lawyer knows the evidence is false, and that a lawyer’s reasonable belief that evidence is false does not preclude its presentation to the trier of fact; deletes comment re perjury by a criminal defendant, to reflect no difference between the obligations of a civil lawyer and a criminal lawyer re client perjury; and, within comment re remedial measures, deletes provisions re withdrawal, to reflect that withdrawal alone will likely never be an adequate remedial measure when there has been a misrepresentation to the court. Subchapter 4-5 Law Firms and Associations 11. Rule 4-5.5 Unlicensed Practice of Law; Mutijurisdictional Practice of Law Summary: Within subdivisions (c) & (d), adds “or” at the end of each listed instance of authorized temporary practice in Florida, to clarify that a lawyer admitted to practice in a non-Florida jurisdiction need only meet 1 such criterion to be authorized to temporarily practice in Florida ; in connection with separate proposed amendments for new rule 1-3.12, within subdivision (c) and commentary, adds language that allows a lawyer admitted to practice in another U.S. jurisdiction to engage in activities authorized by rule 1-3.12 after a determination of a major disaster by the appropriate court. Subchapter 4-7 Information About Legal Services 12. Rule 4-7.5 Advertisements in the Electronic Media Other Than Computer-Accessed Communications Summary: Within subdivision (b), deletes the requirement, in instances where a nonlawyer spokesperson is used, that an oral disclosure be given that the spokesperson is a spokesperson and is not a lawyer. 13. Rule 4-7.10 Definition of LRS Summary: Within subdivision (c), revises the definition of a lawyer referral service to clarify that the referral of clients for any consideration constitutes a referral service. Subchapter 4-8 Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession 14. Rule 4-8.4 Misconduct Summary: In connection with companion amendment of rule 3-7.11(f), within subdivision (g) specifies that failure to respond to an official bar inquiry without good cause shown may be a matter of contempt. Chapter 6 Legal Specialization and Education Programs Subchapter 6-3 Florida Certification Plan 15. Rule 6-3.7 Board Certified Emeritus Specialist Status Summary: Revises rule title and verbiage throughout, to reflect “board certified” emeritus specialist and add other conforming edits; within subdivision (a), adds new language explaining that board certified emeritus specialist status is intended to distinguish attorneys and judicial officers who are or have been certified and are no longer substantially involved in the practice law sufficient to satisfy standards for certification; adds new subdivision (b), to define “Board Certified Emeritus Specialist” and redesignates subsequent subdivisions appropriately; revises current subdivision (b) – new (c) – to outline eligibility requirements for judicial officers and attorneys seeking to apply for board certified emeritus specialist status, including at least 10 years of certification in the respective area and completion of 2 approved recertification applications; in current subdivision (c) – new (d) – amends language to specify that to qualify, an applicant must no longer be practicing law or substantially involved in the practice sufficient to meet the standards to retain board certification, and eliminates peer review as a criterion for determination of qualification; within subdivision (d) – new (e) – specifies the term “emeritus” must be used in all oral or written communications regarding board certification; and deletes subdivision (h) exemption provisions. Subchapter 6-16 Standards for Certification of a Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer 16. Rule 6-16.4 Business Litigation; Recertification Summary: Within subsection (b), adds provision for waiver of the evidentiary hearing criteria for applicants who have been certified in business litigation for 14 years or more. STANDING BOARD POLICIES 100 Series General Board Policies 17. SBP 1.10 Seals, Emblems and Publicity Symbols of The Florida Bar Summary: In connection with companion amendment of rule 1-12.1 and SBP 6.20, deletes within subdivision (a) the reference to the “designation plan.” 500 Series Committees, Sections and Divisions 18. SBP 5.80 Divisions of The Florida Bar Summary: Updates references to the Out-Of-State Practitioners Division, to the Out-Of-State Division. 600 Series Continuing Legal Education 19. SBP 6.20 Authority for CLE Courses Summary: In connection with companion amendment of rule 1-12.1 and SBP 1.10, deletes within subdivision (a) the reference to the “designation plan.” 20. SBP 6.31 Distribution of Proceeds Summary: Updates references to the Out-Of-State Practitioners Division, to the Out-Of-State Division. 1500 Series Lawyer Regulation Policies 21. SBP 15.77 Access to Designated Reviewer Summary: Expresses bar policy that designated reviewers shall exercise sound discretion with respect to discussions concerning disciplinary cases with persons other than members of the board of governors, bar counsel, or other bar staff; further states as policy that designated reviewers should report such communications to bar counsel so that bar counsel may be better informed and provide more competent representation. 22. SBP 15.92 Administration of Public Reprimands Summary: New policy which would require the bar president approve the video recording of the administration of a public reprimand. Further states that the bar will not post the video of the administration of a public reprimand on its website. BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION AND EDUCATION POLICIES BLSE Policies – 200 Series – Florida Certification Plan 23. BLSE 2.02 Areas of Certification Summary: Within new subdivision (c), requires that proposed amendments to any certification areas be shared with various bar groups for comment prior to submission to the BLSE; within new subdivision (d), adds provision for an evaluation of any certification area that does not reach a 75-member minimum aspirational threshold upon completion of its third application cycle; within new subdivision (e), specifies that the BLSE will submit a written report of its evaluation results to the board of governors within 3 months of completing its evaluation. 24. BLSE 2.17 Stay of Certification Summary: Proposed new policy which specifies instances in which a member may seek a temporary stay of certification; specifies requirements by which such member must abide; and sets forth conditions to lift stay. 25. BLSE 2.18 Judicial Officers Summary: New policy, which defines the term “judicial officer” for those who are board certified and sets forth provisions for judicial officers who wish to retain such certification. BLSE Policies – 500 Series – Course Approval 26. BLSE Policy 5.05 Credit for Other CLE Activities Summary: Within new subdivision (g), permits continuing legal education credit for selected executive branch offices. SECTION BYLAWS 27. Out of State Division Summary: Within Article I, Section 1 (Name and Purpose – Name), revises official section name, to “Out-of-State Division” rather than the Out-of-State Practitioners’ Division; within Article 2 (Membership) deletes Section 2.3 (Affiliate Members) and related entries re such members in Section 2.4 (Removal from Membership); within Article 3 (Officers) adds new subsection (f) (Bar Staff) which formalizes the delegation of tasks to the division’s program administrator but with officers retaining ultimate responsibility for their official duties; within Article 4, Section 1 (Executive Council – Governing Body) adds provisions recognizing that the council may grant authorization to expend funds through the annual budgeting process, and proposing that council business be conducted by “electronic media”; within Section 4.3 (Membership of the Executive Council), clarifies in subdivision (a) (Composition) that the Young Lawyers Division liaison is appointed by the YLD president, increases the number of at-large seats on the council to 6 rather than the current level of “up to 5,” and in subdivision (c) (Terms of Office) proposes that at-large council members serve terms of 2 years instead of the current 3-year terms, with half of those seats open for election each year; within Section 5.1(a)(2) (Committees – Standing Committees – Nominating Committee) reduces the nominating committee to 3 rather than 5 members, with 2 appointed by the president-elect and 1 appointed by the president, at least 4 rather than the current 6 months prior to the division’s annual meeting; deletes the Multi State Practice Committee from the list of standing committees within Section 5.1(a)(6); within Section 5.2 9 (Committee Composition) eliminates the requirement for vice-chairs of each committee; within Section 5.3 (Committee Meetings) authorizes the use of electronic or telephonic communications to conduct committee meetings; within Section 5.6 (Committee Reports) eliminates the current provision keeping committee reports confidential in the absence of authorization by the president; within Section 6.2 (Meetings – Executive Council Meetings) expressly authorizes the executive council to hold meetings telephonically or by electronic means, and shortens the requirement for advance notice of meetings, from 15 to 7 days; within Section 8.3 (Miscellaneous – Compensation and Expenses) clarifies that the reimbursement of executive council member travel expenses is $400 “per meeting;” and redesignates other affected subdivision entries as necessary. March 1, 2008 Regular Newslast_img read more

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Social engineering fail

first_imgThe Boston Globe: We spend much of our lives dealing with familiar routines, objects, and people, on the assumption that these things are preferable to alternatives. According to a new study, though, familiarity can backfire under pressure. Researchers at Stanford University asked people to choose between two tasks, one of which was somewhat more onerous yet more familiar.Read the whole story: The Boston Globelast_img

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