The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a broad range ofundergraduate and graduate-level course and has occasional openingsfor temporary, part-time lecturers. Lecturer appointments are madeon a semester basis but may be renewed by Biomedical EngineeringDepartment as needed.We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, orcommunity service has prepared them to contribute to our commitmentto diversity and excellence.The University of Houston, a designated Hispanic-ServingInstitution (HSI), is among the top 25 colleges and universitiesgranting undergraduate and graduate degrees to Hispanics and amongthe top 50 for enrolling Hispanic graduates and undergraduates.Additionally, the University ranks among the top 25 institutionsfor full-time, four-year undergraduate and graduate enrollment. TheUniversity of Houston is an ADVANCE institution, one of a selectgroup of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of ourcommitment to increase diversity and the participation andadvancement of women in STEM.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Science or relatedfieldsNotes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.
Lawrence E. Stager, A.B. ’65, A.M. ’72, Ph.D. ’75, Dorot Professor of the Archaeology of Israel Emeritus and former Director of the Harvard Semitic Museum, was recently named the 2016 recipient of the Percia Schimmel Prize. The Schimmel Prize is given by the Israel Museum, Jerusalem to outstanding scholars in recognition of major contributions to the field of the archaeology of Israel and the broader ancient Near East.“This is Israel’s most important and distinguished prize in archaeology, and in the 37 years of its existence has only occasionally been presented to non-Israeli scholars,” said Peter Machinist, Hancock Professor of Hebrew and other Oriental Languages.Although Stager’s scholarly contributions span an array of fields from biblical studies to demography to social theory, he is perhaps best known for his leadership of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon – leadership in which his former student, Daniel Master, eventually joined him. This 30-year, multi-disciplinary exploration of Israel’s pre-eminent ancient port produced many important insights into key historical issues ranging from the Bronze Age through the Crusader Period. The expedition is currently being celebrated in an exhibition of its discoveries that opened in July at the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum in Jerusalem.Stager was presented with the Schimmel Prize in a July ceremony in by Dr. Haim Gitler, Chief Curator of Archaeology at the Israel Museum.
In 2005, Majak Anyieth left his family behind in South Sudan to go to Kenya in pursuit of an education. When he returned eight years later, he found that little had improved in his home country in terms of educational opportunities. Traditional conflicts between neighboring communities were still in full play — but Anyieth, having spent eight years in a different country, had realized that conflict wasn’t always unavoidable.“I learn(ed) from my experience in Kenya that I could live harmoniously with people from other communities … I had been taught otherwise growing up,” Anyieth, now a junior at Notre Dame, said in an email.Motivated by his experiences, Anyieth started Education Bridge, a non-profit aimed at creating educational opportunities and lessening violence in South Sudan.“Education Bridge is a non-profit organization that is striving to promote peace and education in South Sudan,” Anyieth said. “We organize week-long seminars for teaching high school students nonviolent conflict resolution skills, teamwork, negotiation and other entrepreneurial skills. In so doing, we also invite students to learn about other communities and challenge many stereotypes that fuel inter-communal conflict in the country.”According to Anyieth, in the past Education Bridge has run conflict resolution seminars as well as a campaign titled “I Need Peace.” The campaign aimed to “help voice the will of ordinary people who are suffering the consequences of a recent conflict that left 2.5 million people displaced and many thousands dead.”Anyieth noted that illiteracy and “traditional hostilities” have led to many young South Sudanese citizens becoming involved in intertribal conflict and other forms of violence. Subsequently, Education Bridge works to confront two major issues within the country: education and violence.“South Sudan has one of the lowest literacy levels in the world, merely at 27 percent,” Anyieth said, “That of girls is even worse at 16 percent. The lack of education means lack of human capital in the country. No health systems. 51 percent of the country lives below poverty line. Because of illiteracy and economic struggles, there is a lot of violence involving cattle raiding and other disputes. We believe education can open a door for a more peaceful and prosperous country … It is for this reason that we are doing everything we can to provide educational opportunities for young South Sudanese. We hope in so doing, we will not lose another generation to illiteracy, poverty and violence.”Education Bridge is currently working on constructing a secondary school in Bor, South Sudan. Once completed in January 2017, the school will provide much-needed educational opportunities to 200 students and, Anyieth hopes, “inter-communal dialogues … providing them with educational opportunities but also with a chance to learn about other communities; deconstructing stereotypes and highlighting our oneness.” The school will employ the nonviolent conflict-resolution seminars previously developed by Education Bridge.“I was awarded the Dalai Lama fellowship last year, which provided us with some funding to help start the project,” Anyieth said, “Right now, we are fundraising the remaining funds to help finish our school construction this summer and to help organize teacher training in preparation for opening in January 2017. We need $15,000 to finish everything.”“We have also started partnering with different organizations like Mercy Beyond Borders, which will be providing scholarships to some of our students from poor families. Though it causes only $300 to attend school for one year, not many families can afford [it]. These scholarships will also be critical to promoting girls’ education, as many families are hesitant to invest in girls’ education for cultural reasons.”Students who wish to help can donate unwanted books to Education Bridge’s book drive, or donate to school-building efforts.“I [hope] that through Education Bridge, I can mobilize a group of like-minded people, to put our time and energy into changing the fate of our community by creating educational opportunities and rethinking how we tell our stories to foster a created of a more united country,” Anyieth said. Tags: education, Education Bridge, Non-profit, south sudan
1. Watch Out for the Pink DeerFairfax County, Va.If you see deer running around the woods of northern Virginia branded with pink stripes, it’s not a misguided graffiti prank. Wildlife biologists in Fairfax County are marking deer with a pink-dyed pesticide in an effort to eliminate ticks. By killing black-legged ticks before they can latch onto their hosts, county officials are hoping to reduce the transmission of Lyme disease to humans. Deer are lured into the paint job with bait stations containing corn. The county insists the pesticide is not toxic to the animals.2. Downtown WhitewaterColumbus, Ga.With the late spring breach of two dams, the city of Columbus is moving forward to create the longest urban whitewater course in the world. A 2.5-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River is being developed as a downtown whitewater course for paddlers and rafters, with river access points and engineered features like a standing wave. Although the course isn’t expected to open until 2013, boaters were already hitting the Hooch’s unshackled rapids after the dam went down.3. No More Free RidesOuter Banks, N.C.Those used to cruising the sands of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina’s Outer Banks will now have to pay to bring cars on the beach. The National Park Service recently announced that off-road shore driving now requires a permit—$50 for a week and $120 for a year. Beach cruisers will also be restricted to certain areas to protect birds and vegetation, and drivers will be required to watch an instructional video. Some were miffed about lost fishing access, while others championed the reduced environmental impact. But most people were wondering, what took so long? Management of Hatteras access was mandated by a presidential directive back in the 1970s, and apparently took a whopping four decades to complete.4. Keep it Down…Trees are Trying to Get It OnDurham, N.C. Recent research from North Carolina’s National Evolutionary Synthesis Center claims noise pollution is making it hard for trees to do the deed. The nonprofit science center, jointly operated by Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State, studied a patch of New Mexico forest located near noisy gas wells, and found that consistent industrial racket deterred pollinators from helping trees reproduce. The research also found that noise was deterring animals from consuming and eventually redistributing plant seeds, something that could reduce the natural expansion of critical habitats.5. Scouts honor the Mountain Statefayetteville, W. Va.If you build it, will they come? The Boy Scouts of America are banking on it as they move forward with the Summit Betchel Family National Scout Reserve, a 10,600-acre complex in West Virginia’s New River Gorge region. It’s shaping up to be an adventure playground with a vast trail network, climbing walls, zip lines, and skate park. Structured to accommodate 40,000 campers, the reserve will be the permanent home of the Scout Jamboree, starting in 2013. And in 2019, it’s also bringing the World Jamboree to the U.S. for the first time in more than a half century.Beyond the Blue RidgeKids These DaysHueco Tanks, TexasAt 10 years old, bouldering wunderkind Ashimi Shiraishi recently matched the hardest problem ever ascended by a woman. In late March, Shiraishi became the third woman to send the V13 Crown of Aragorn in Texas’ Hueco Tanks. Shiraishi, who turned 11 just before press, has gained notoriety as subject of the short climbing film “Obe and Ashima.”Boozing Bike Thief Has a HeartAspen, ColoradoIt turns out the thief who stole Aspen resident Jay Martin’s Trek bike was drunk and just needed a ride home. Martin’s bike was dropped off near the Pitkin County Sheriff’s office with a handwritten note of apology that said: “Sorry. I stole this bike. I rode it home. Please give it back – Drunk.”That’s an Expensive TrikeFort Walton Beach, FloridaThings didn’t go as well for a 10-year-old boy on Florida’s Gulf Coast, who apparently stole a $400 tricycle from his neighbor. While he tried to claim the trike as his own, police matched the serial number to a three-wheeler reported stolen and the boy was charged with a felony.
There was plenty to drool over in this striking designer residence in Jabiru Estate, which was snapped up by a local family for $4.6 million well before the scheduled auction. READ MORE: One-of-a-kind house sold for record pre-auction 15 Susanne St, Southport.The property was among the 10 most-viewed properties on realestate.com.au across Queensland this week, with more than 5600 people having looked at the listing. “In Southport, houses with three bedrooms and two bathrooms are the most-searched configuration so this property really matched what people were looking for,” Mr Saveall said. 6 Jake Court, Bonogin. MORE: Gold Coast set for a blooming spring selling season 15 Susanne St, Southport.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago 15 Susanne St, Southport.With COVID-19 restrictions limiting gatherings to 10 people from 8am on Saturday morning, Mr Saveall said 42 groups formed a long line down the street for their chance to see inside. Positioned on a 506 sqm north facing block, the house was fully renovated a year ago with warm timber flooring and a fresh colour palette hitting all the right notes. Luxury living hits new heights with garages in the sky Homesick expats crave a dose of green and gold 15 Susanne St, Southport.Although the price has not yet been revealed, Mr Saveall said the settled sale would set a new benchmark for a renovated three bedroom residence on Susanne Street, which is described as family-friendly with kids playing in the neighbourhood after school. 3 Lagoon Way, Mudgeeraba. Most-viewed on the Gold Coast last week 6 Jake Court, Bonogin Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31First time buyers lined up down the street for a look inside a charming renovated residence which went under contract after the first open home. More than 40 groups turned out on Saturday to inspect the split level weatherboard home at 15 Susanne St, Southport, which was listed for offers over $549,000. 15 Susanne St, Southport.McGrath – Surfers Paradise agent Mark Saveall said six written offers were received, with a local young couple signing a contract “well above” the asking price to secure their first home. “Around 75 per cent of those who inspected the property were first time buyers,” said Mr Saveall. “The price, the location and the big backyard with space for kids, a dog and a pool were all very appealing.” 3 Lagoon Way, Mudgeeraba This newly constructed timber pole home is the next best thing to a hinterland hotel. The resort-style residence offers green glimpses at every turn, with seamless indoor-outdoor living making the most of the forest surrounds. READ MORE: Two-year wait for unique pole homes