Lecturer – Undergraduate Student Success Program – (FAC000942)

first_imgThank you for yourinterest in a faculty position at the University of Houston. Pleaseknow that the University has implemented a temporary pause on allfaculty recruitment activity.The College of Engineering at the University of Houston invitesapplications for Lecturer positions to join the UndergraduateStudent Success Program (USSP) faculty team, whose main role isteaching first and second year engineering students at the UH mainCampus and our new campus in Katy, Texas. This faculty team worksclosely with the college’s academic advisors, with faculty in manydepartments; filling a crucial role in equipping first-yearstudents for success. The main organizations within UndergraduateStudent Success are The Program for Mastery of Engineering Studies(PROMES) and the Honors Engineering Program (HEP). These programsseek to provide a positive and supportive environment wherestudents are enabled to succeed academically while gaining anunderstanding of the engineering profession and itsdisciplines.The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmativeaction employer. M inorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :The ideal applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability tofunction in a collaborative atmosphere with multiple stakeholders.Candidates must possess a solid commitment to engineering educationand excellent communication skills. Applicants must possess a PhDor equivalent in an engineering discipline including engineeringeducation, a related education field, or a related STEMfield. PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS Exceptional candidates will haveexperience working with first-year engineering programs and/or havea record of scholarly activities in the area of engineeringeducation.last_img read more

West Genesee, Bishop Ludden boys soccer advance in sectionals

first_imgIt was close and hard-fought, but the Wildcats won 1-0, the decisive moment coming in the first half when Justin Klaczko put in the game’s lone goal.The Wildcats’ defense did the rest, turning back every Northstars charge in the latter stages and helping WG earn a chance at toppling top seed and defending champion Baldwinsville in Wednesday’s AA semifinal at Jamesville-DeWitt. The winner meets Henninger or Liverpool (who ousted no. 2 seed Fayetteville-Manlius in penalty kicks) in next Monday’s sectional title game, also at J-D.As for Bishop Ludden, the no. 3 seed in Class C, the desire to win a sectional title was augmented by wanting to send its revered head coach, Oscar Vergara, into retirement on the highest note possible. Tags: Bishop Luddenboys soccerWest Genesee Hosting no. 14 seed LaFayette in last Wednesday’s opening round, the Gaelic Knights were relatively quiet at the outset, but took charge in the second half to eliminate the Lancers 5-1.At the forefront of the getaway were Noah Kerwin and Liam Casey, each of whom scored twice as Kerwin chipped in a pair of assists. Luke Infanti earned one goal and one assist, with Michael Gaughan and Charlie Colella also earning assists.This allowed Ludden another home game on Friday as it battled no.  6 seed Waterville (who ousted Beaver River 3-0) in the sectional quarterfinals. Amid a steady rain, the two teams absorbed plenty of mud and grit, but the Gaelic Knights still emerged with a 1-0 victory.Through a scoreless first half, both sides had many opportunities without converting. That continued until Gaughan, in the second half, found an opening and put one past Indians goalie Cole Pearsall.For the game, Pearsall had 14 saves, yet Waterville could not help him out, taking 11 shots, all stopped by Jim McGarvey.In the sectional Class C semifinals Wednesday at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, Ludden would face no. 2 seed Bishop Grimes, with whom it split two regular-season meetings. The winner there goes to the Nov. 5 sectional final against South Lewis or Westmoreland/Oriskany.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Whether it was West Genesee working among the large schools or Bishop Ludden attempting to conquer small schools, a pair of area high school boys soccer teams had all kinds of motivation heading into the Section III playoffs.In the case of the Wildcats, it was a chance to confirm that its slow, steady rise among large-school programs could sustain itself amid post-season pressure, having lost 4-0 to Liverpool in its sectional opener a season ago.WG took a no. 4 seed into Thursday night’s quarterfinal at Mike Messere Field against no. 5 seed Cicero-North Syracuse, whom it beat 1-0 just one week earlier. A date in the semifinals with top seed and defending champion Baldwinsville was at stake.last_img read more

Grant guides Syracuse to win with 8 in overtime, career-high 24 overall

first_img Published on February 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ When Amile Jefferson and Jabari Parker fouled out, 6-foot-8 forward Rodney Hood became Duke’s center.The Blue Devils’ next-tallest player was 6-foot-5 guard Andre Dawkins. He was tasked with guarding the 6-foot-8, ultra-athletic Jerami Grant.Dawkins had absolutely no chance.Grant ripped off eight points in overtime — including three dunks in a row — en route to a career-high 24 points to go with 12 rebounds. C.J. Fair was the star of the night, but Grant was a consistently dominant second option. His inside presence guided No. 2 Syracuse (21-0, 8-0 Atlantic Coast) to a thrilling 91-89 overtime win over No. 17 Duke (17-5, 6-3) on Saturday, in front of a record-setting 35,446 in the Carrier Dome.“Jerami’s a weapon we have,” SU point guard Tyler Ennis said, “and I think we don’t utilize him a lot.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn the majority of teams in the country, Grant would be the No. 1 option.He’ll likely be a lottery pick next year, and he’s one of the most explosive players in the country. But on Syracuse, he’s the third option, as Ennis and Fair often run the show.On Saturday, Grant was sensational, shooting 7-of-11 from the field and 10-of-10 from the free throw line.After an up-and-down first half, Grant was unstoppable in the second frame. He shot 4-of-5, including a sweet jumper off a pass from Ennis.Yet most of his work came in overtime with the game on the line.“Jerami Grant picked it up,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “They had the little guard in there. He was able to get post down low and get some buckets in the overtime.”Those buckets all came in succession — one throwdown after the next.With Syracuse down 81-78 and in desperate need of a basket, Grant called for the ball inside. He swiveled his body around Dawkins, who frantically tried to cling to Grant before helplessly tumbling out of bounds.The only man Grant had to beat was Hood, who came over to help on the play. They were the same size, but Hood couldn’t jump like Grant. Not even close.So Grant took one power dribble, rose up and flushed it. Right in Hood’s eye.Then he caught a pass in transition from Ennis, shielded Dawkins once again, and stuffed it. He pointed his finger at Ennis as he glided downcourt.“Makes me feel good,” Grant said. “After I got the first dunk down, they just kept feeding me and I kept getting easy layups.”Syracuse made a conscious effort to work the ball inside all game. Duke took a whopping 36 3s, while the Orange shot just four. There was a clear contrast in styles.SU shot 57.4 percent from the floor, but the Blue Devils hung around by way of the 3 ball. Whenever Duke hit from downtown late in the game, Fair or Grant would counter inside or from mid-range.At the end of regulation it was Fair. In overtime, it was Grant.SU guard Trevor Cooney said it’s extremely difficult to guard Grant in the post. For a player who used to just be raw, now his game is polished. The only thing Cooney and Ennis had to do was feed him the rock.“They were all pretty much just twos and 3s out there,” Cooney said. “Then you’ve got Jerami, who’s as big as a five on most teams and you just give him the ball.”On a magical night in the Carrier Dome, Grant helped seal the win that gave Syracuse its best start in school history.He was the spark Syracuse needed on Saturday, and the spark he has the potential to be on a nightly basis going forward.Said Ennis: “We wanted to keep going to him as long as possible.” Commentslast_img read more

Man who robbed cop jailed for 14 months

first_imgA 20-year-old mechanic who was recently charged for robbing a Policeman at gunpoint was sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment on Tuesday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Levar MooreLevar Moore, of Lot 59, Leopold Street, Georgetown, had previously pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated on November 9, 2019, at Princess Street, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun and in the company of others, he robbed Sherwin Thornhill of a motorcycle valued $270,000.When the matter was called before Magistrate Annette Singh, who was conducting the trial on Tuesday, Moore requested that his plea be changed.According to the prosecution’s case, the Policeman was seated on his parked motorcycle in front of the special constabulary headquarters talking to a female friend when Moore and others pounced on him. The court heard that Moore then placed a firearm to the Policeman’s head and demanded him to hand over the motorcycle. The Virtual Complainant complied and the men made good their escape with the motorcycle. He then reported the matter and the men were intercepted with the bike at a Police roadblock.last_img read more