Lecturer – Comparative Cultural Studies – (ADJ000250)

first_imgThe Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University ofHouston is seeking a part-time Lecturer in its Religious StudiesProgram. Candidates should be able to contribute to more than oneof the following areas of expertise or specialization:Teaching of a broad introductory course into ReligiousStudies.The study of the religions and cultures of the Indian Subcontinentwith a focus on transnational and Indian diasporic identities. Theideal candidate’s work and publications might focus on historicaland literary aspects and create awareness of the variety ofidentities of the Indian Subcontinent in local and globalframeworks.The study of the spiritualties, history, and cultures of theIndigenous Peoples of North America, with a preference of SouthernIndigenous Peoples. The ideal candidate’s work and publicationsmight focus on historical and literary aspects of the diverseexperience of Indigenous Peoples while demonstrating the continuedrelevance of their spirituality and wisdom.The study of the New Testament. The ideal candidate should be ableto teach a broad introduction to the early Christian literaturewith a focus on its relevance for the modern western culture.The study of feminism / womanism in the area of religion. The idealcandidate’s work and publications might focus on historical andliterary aspects and create awareness of the variety of feminist /womanist expressions.We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their teaching andresearch will strengthen the interdisciplinary objectives of ourDepartment of Comparative Cultural Studies. The department combinesdegree programs in Religious Studies, Anthropology, and LiberalStudies. The position will be in the Religious Studies Program withthe expectation that the candidate will also display interest inAnthropology and Liberal Studies.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Masters degree in Religious Studies or related discipline required.Candidates with a Ph.D. preferred.Notes to Applicant: Please submit a list with the names ofthree references electronically as one single PDF file to: Dr.Christian A. Eberhart, Director, Religious Studies [email protected] Official transcripts are required for a facultyappointment and will be requested upon selection of the finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

Carroll Hall wins Hall of the Year while Flaherty, Dunne take women’s, men’s titles

first_imgCourtesy of Aidan Cook Residents of Hall of the Year Carroll Hall attended the Kelly Cares 5K in the fall semester 2020.Even though they lie on the furthest edges of the campus, the residents of Far Quad and East Quad won big this year in the Hall Council Presidents (HPC) Hall of the Year contest. For the 2019-2020 year, Carroll Hall won Hall of the Year, Dunne Hall won Men’s Hall of the Year and Flaherty Hall won Women’s Hall of the Year. Carroll Hall was built in 1906 before becoming a residence hall in 1967. The hall puts on a number of events every year including lake cleanup brigades and group workouts where they partner with other dorms, in addition to hosting their signature events: the Lakeside Music Festival and Carroll Christmas. Carroll’s hall president, senior Aidan Cook said these events were more successful than ever. “This year, the goal we set our eyes on was winning Hall of the Year. We wanted to show campus that our size and location were something to envy, not pity,” Cook said. Additionally, the dorm hosted guest speakers events alongside their Men’s Group discussion sessions. The dorm displayed impressive participation in GreeNDot training and won the highest Dorm Based Athletic Attendance Contest, both key components to the HPC’s point-scoring in the contest. They also had the most residents participate in the Kelly Cares 5K. Cook said the long walk to Carroll brings the residents together. “During this return journey,” he said. “We physically distance ourselves from the stresses of campus and classes and come together again in a home where we know, with no exaggeration, every other resident’s name and interests and story. Because of this, we can readily support each other and band together to achieve goals we collectively share.”Cook thanked the HPC and other dorm leaders.“Whether we collaborated with their dorms, sought advice from them in trying to plan new programming or built new friendships with them, these other campus leaders were always there for us to turn to,” he said. Carroll Hall rector Eric Styles said Cook and vice president, senior Jacob Stellon played a huge role in this year’s award, who collectively came up with the Carroll Kitchen food sales initiative. “This is my fourth year as rector, which means the current seniors started with me,” Styles said. “That makes them special to me. I know them really well and have asked much from them, and they delivered. We also had a higher number of seniors elect to remain on campus. It helps to keep the community more mature. They are looking toward their future, and the younger residents see that.” Both Stellon and Cook praised the participation of Carroll residents. “Our community was especially successful this year for a long list of reasons,” Stellon said. “But it all comes back to the fact that we, all 100 of us, worked hard to make it this way.”Built in 2016, the Flaherty bears have resided on East Quad for four years.“In my opinion, Flaherty Hall is so special because of the identity that we have acquired over the past four years,” Flaherty’s president, senior Catherine Dieckman said. “We are no longer being confused with Farley, nor are we considered just a boujeer form of Pangborn. Over the past four years, we have become a dorm that is home to fierce, strong, compassionate women.” Flaherty works each year with Beacon Children’s Hospital to fundraise for monetary and supply drives in addition to holding a DVD collection. They also have established a textbook exchange program, support the Boys and Girls Club of South Bend and the Center for the Homeless and boasted a percentage increase of GreeNDot participation from 19% to 28%. According to Dieckman, some of Flaherty’s most beloved traditions include their signature events such as Project Pumpkin Pie, an event in November where Flaherty’s residents bake 80 pies for the South Bend Center for the Homeless. “This is one of our favorite service events of the year, and we continued this tradition from when the Pangborn community moved into Flaherty,” Dieckman said.The hall also fosters an internal community through their weekly food services, Bearly Baked on Monday nights and Fronana on Thursday nights. Additionally, the hall hosts a barbecue called BearBQs in the fall and spring. “Our hall government makes all of the food, and our girls love it,” Dieckman said. In their presentation to HPC, Dieckman said she and her vice presidents focused on the improvement of their signature events, their work with Beacon Children’s Hospital and the diverse events they held with other dorms. Dieckman also created a one-second-a-day video showcasing the community and work of the residents of Flaherty Hall during her term, which was presented to HPC.“Even though Flaherty Formal, Honey Week — our spirit week — and Flaherty Females Weekend did not occur this year due to the shortening of the spring semester on campus, our Bears still prioritized making memories in the small ways,” Dieckman said. The Men’s Hall of the Year, Dunne Hall, was built in 2016, on East Quad alongside Flaherty Hall. The Sentinels’ signature events include the DunneDance Film Festival — which was held over Zoom this year — and the Dunne Funne Runne. The dorm began a number of new initiatives this year including a parent’s weekend and a mentorship program for its first year residents. The Sentinel president, senior George Lyman said his favorite tradition is the dorm’s annual Jimmy Dunne feast week. “We started out the week with the whole dorm having a steak dinner at South Dining Hall on Sunday night,” he said. “For the rest of the week, we had a bowling night, a Spikeball tournament, a chicken McNugget eating contest and an informal formal at Jays Lounge. That week really brought us together as a hall and helped strengthen our community.” Lyman said the dorm’s presentation focused on improvement. “We wanted to show how much the hall community had grown in one year,” he said. “We talked about all the events that had been started in Dunne this year, like parents’ weekend, weekly service trips to Saint Adalbert’s and more and then talked about how we built on events already created.” Lyman said the dorm’s leadership saw over 100 people attend some hall councils, and he thanked Dunne’s rector Fr. Matthew Kuczora. “This is his last year as our rector, and it is clear to everyone who has lived in Dunne he is truly a special person and deserves some recognition,” he said. “We are going to miss him a lot next year, but the foundations he set up for Dunne will live on.”Tags: Carroll Hall, dunne hall, flaherty hall, Hall of the year, HPC, Men’s Hall of the Year, Women’s Hall of the Yearlast_img read more

Dream11 MUM vs GOA: Vijay Hazare Trophy prediction, squad details

first_img In a crucial game of the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, reigning champions Mumbai will take on Goa at the Alur Cricket Stadium II in Bangalore. The match is a round IX encounter between two teams and it is scheduled at 09:00 IST on October 8. Mumbai and Goa are currently placed sixth and eighth respectively in the Elite Group A points table.Also Read | Vijay Hazare Trophy: MS Dhoni Puts National Selectors In The Spot After Turning Down Opportunity To Play For JharkhandDream11 MUM vs GOA: Squad details and Dream11 predictionHere are the squads for the two teamsMumbai SquadPraful Devkate, Aquib Kureshi, Ashay Sardesai, Shreyas Gurav, Aditya Rane, Aman Sheoran, Devendra Parida, Jai Kothari, Srujan Athawale, Utkarsh Raut, Akshay Jambhekar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Shardul, Surya, Rohit Sharma, P H Solanki, Varun Joijode, Agni Chopra, A Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Sufiyan Shaikh, Dhrumil Matkar, Hardik Jitendra Tamore, S D Lad, Jay Bista, Ajinkya Rahane, Karsh M Kothari, Khizar Dafedar, Kruthik Hanagavadi, Minad P Manjrekar, O H Jadhav, S N Khan, Sairaj B Patil, S I Khan, S Z Mulani, Aditya S Dhumal, Akash P, Ankush Jaiswal, Kd Eknath, Aakarshit Gomel, P Y Pawar, R Sharma, Royston H Dias, Bhupen Lalwani, Tushar U Deshpande, Satyalaksh Jain, Tanush Kotian, Aman Hakim Khan, Pranav Kela, Rudra Dhanday, Arjun Tendulkar, Atharva Vinod Ankolekar, Atharva Poojari, Omkar Ghule, Saksham, Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal, Vikrant Vilas Auti, Parikshit S Valsangkar, Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane, Anjdeep Lad, Siddharth Akre, Vijay Gohil, Sujit Naik, A Vashishtha, Atharva Chavan, Sylvester Dsouza, Chinmay Sutar, ShashankAlso Read | PUN Vs VID: Vijay Hazare Trophy Potential Line-up, Match PreviewGoa SquadAmulya Pandrekar, Deepraj Gaonkar, Heramb Parab, Lakshay A Garg, Samar Dubhashi, Shubham Dessai, Snehal Kauthankar, Suyash S Prabhudessai, V A Naik, Vijesh Prabhudesai, Kashyap Bakle, Amogh Desai, Darshan Misal, Keenan, Prathamesh Gawas, Rajasekhar Harikant, Sagun Kamat, Sumiran Amonkar, Amit Verma, C M Gautam, Felix Alemao, Aditya Kaushik, Nihal S, Vaibhav Govekar, Manthan Khutkar, Tunish Sawkar, V G KahlonAlso Read | SAU Vs TAS Dream11: Squad Details For Marsh One-Day Cup MatchMumbai vs Goa Dream11 predictionWicketkeepers: Aditya TareBatsmen: Shreyas Iyer (c), Aditya Kaushik, Jay Bista, Amogh Desai, Yashasvi Bhupendra Jaiswal, SuryaBowlers: Darshan Misal, Lakshay A Garg, S Z Mulani, Dhawal KulkarniPlease note that these Dream11 predictions are made according to our own analysis. The selections made in our line-up do not guarantee positive results in your games.Also Read | Maharashtra Vs Uttar Pradesh: Vijay Hazare Trophy Preview, Details First Published: 7th October, 2019 18:28 IST Aakash Saini COMMENT Last Updated: 7th October, 2019 18:28 IST Dream11 MUM Vs GOA: Vijay Hazare Trophy Prediction, Squad Details Mumbai will face Goa in a crucial game of 2019’s Vijay Hazare trophy. Here, we make a Dream11 prediction for their upcoming fixture scheduled in Bengaluru. WATCH US LIVEcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Scottish bookies urge rethink on ‘crazy’ reopening plans

first_img Submit Scottish bookmakers have slammed Holyrood’s decision to reopen betting shops without chairs or live racing, stating that the ruling is ‘crazy’ and a ‘slap in the face’ for bookies which have most likely been struggling during the lockdown period.Scotland’s 900 betting shops – employing around 4,500 people – have been closed since March as part of the national effort to combat the spread of Covid-19.But while shops have been given the green light to reopen on 29 June, the government has imposed strict measures with shops only permitted to open ‘for the purpose of placing bets only’.In addition, the betting shops have been told that all gaming machines must be switched off to avoid the spread of coronavirus.John Heaton, chairman of Scotbet, Scotland’s largest independent bookmaker with 30 betting shops employing 100 people, said: “It seems to me that this policy has been devised by someone who has never been in a betting shop. Dozens of customers hanging around watching the TV is a thing of the past. People come in, watch a race and leave again.“The whole thing is just crazy, and a real slap in the face for an industry which has done its bit for the national effort to tackle Covid-19. I hope that, even at this late stage, the Scottish Government will think again.”In contrast, betting shops in England reopened on 15 June, with anti-Covid measures such as “sneeze screens” and hand sanitisers to protect staff and customers.Michael Dugher, chief executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, said: “Betting shops make a significant contribution to the economy, employing thousands of people, and they provide a safe play for the millions of Scots who like an occasional flutter.“Banning betting shops in Scotland from showing live racing and talking away chairs for punters to sit on suggests a complete lack of understanding of how betting shops operate.“For many of our customers, a trip to the bookies is something to look forward to after three months in lockdown. Yet the Scottish Government would deny them the right to sit and spend a few moments filling in a betting slip or watching a live race with friends, all sitting apart at a safe distance.“And it’s frankly ludicrous that a punter can watch live coverage of a Scottish horse race in a betting shop in Carlisle, but not a few miles over the border in Gretna. We share the Scottish Government’s determination to keep customers and staff safe. It is perfectly possible to limit the number of people in a shop at any one time, just like in the rest of high street retail.“I’ve heard the Scottish Government talk about ‘standing up for Scotland’, but taking away chairs in betting shops takes this to a new level. It’s frankly ridiculous.” Share BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters

first_imgBILL NEALI know, I know. This has nothing to do with sports, but for the love of the Almighty can someone please tell me what in the world they’re doing in the Squirrel Hill Tunnels? They shut them down time and time again and when they re-open . . . nothin! And it’s been forever!Get all your money out the bank. Yep, all $67 of it and do what I am about to tell ya. New England will beat Denver at Denver. Brady’s just better in the big ones. Much as I hate to say it, San Fran will beat the Seahawks. Kaepernick and the boys are just too strong.The Dodgers just gave Clayton Kershaw $30 million a year to pitch every 4 or 5 days.  Not every day . . . not an outfielder . . . not a homerun hitter . . . but a cat that only plays every 4 or 5 days.  That’s more money than some small countries amass in 30 years.Greg Oden is back and playing for The Heat. I hate The Heat, but let’s hope Oden can stay healthy. He deserves a break.Pitt is it in the ACC and will beat Syracuse at the dome! It’s the Big East all over again and we always play well there.YOU HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINElast_img read more

Lacey Spring Fun Fair Offers New Attractions for 2016

first_imgFacebook63Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of LaceyThis year marks the 29th anniversary for the Lacey Spring Fun Fair! Free to the public this family friendly event includes activities for all ages! More than 16,000 folks stop by the fair each year, finding food, vendors, and entertainment to please everyone. The event will be held at Saint Martin’s University Saturday May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday May 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Thanks to many local businesses, the Lacey Spring Fun Fair is completely free.This year the on-site parade, presented by LeMay, will be returning with the theme ‘The Sights and Sounds of Spring!’ School groups and community organizations are encouraged to apply and join us on Saturday, May 21 at 12 noon. This ‘walking only’ parade weaves throughout the heart of Fun Fair on the grounds of Saint Martin’s where participants will strut their stuff with music, dance moves, and more fun!“As some may have already heard, the Grand Parade (on the street) is not happening anymore,” Fun Fair committee member Jordy Beasley said, “we were pulling a lot of resources and staff away from an already very large event to put on a parade where the participation and spectator numbers weren’t growing.“Beasley also stated, “We (the committee) knew this news would be disappointing for the community and we are so grateful to all the groups who helped us to make this parade possible.” Lacey Spring Fun Fair, as a whole, would not be possible without the assistance and support of the City, Saint Martin’s University, and local businesses and organizations.The Mariner Moose will be at the Lacey Spring Fun Fair this year. Photo courtesy: The City of LaceyOther Fun Fair events you can expect to see are: two stages of entertainment, 50+ booths inside Kid’s World, food vendors, as well as a multitude of arts, crafts, and commercial vendors. The special attractions will include the ever-popular pony rides, pirate’s revenge, and circus train. NEW features this year include the Ballistic Swings, Cliff Jump Jr., and 3-Story slide!The Mariner Moose will also be stopping by from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, sponsored by BECU.Scheduled for Sunday is the annual Car Show, sponsored by Capital Heating and Cooling, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and talent Show, sponsored by WSECU, beginning at 2:00 p.m.There is still time to get involved! Information on the event, volunteer opportunities, and applications for the On-Site Family Parade, Car Show, and Talent Show are available on the Lacey Spring Fun Fair website.www.laceyspringfunfair.comlast_img read more

Watch: Shikhar Dhawan plays terrace cricket with his family – and gets out!

first_imgAdvertisement s5gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa2phgfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8eq7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) we34Would you ever consider trying this?😱sloCan your students do this? 🌚1fik5Roller skating! Powered by Firework You can take Shikhar Dhawan out of cricket, but you can’t take cricket out of him. On Tuesday, the left-handed batsman shared a video of him playing cricket on the terrace of his house with his relatives and wished all his fans a Happy Bhai Dooj. The Indian opener will be back in action for the upcoming T20I series against Bangladesh which starts November 3 onwards.Advertisement Image Courtesy: FB/ShikharDhawanOn the occasion of Bhai Dooj, Dhawan posted a picture with his family captioning,“Had a good time with the family today. Such days always make me so happy. Happy Bhai Dooj to everyone.”Advertisement  He then uploaded a video in which he can be seen playing cricket on the terrace with his relatives. The Delhi batsman defended a couple of deliveries before getting out and he captioned the video as “Family waali cricket ka mazaa hi kuch aur hai” Since his injury in the group game against Australia at this year’s World Cup, Dhawan hasn’t been in the best form. During his comeback, he managed to score just 38 runs in two games. And in the T20I series against South Africa his slump continued as he scored 76 runs at an average of 38.However, the 33-year-old will look forward to regain his dangerous form in the T20I series against Bangladesh. Feroze Shah Kotla now renamed as the Arun Jaitley Stadium will host the first match on November 3, while the other two matches will be played in Rajkot and Nagpur on November 7 and 10, respectively. Advertisementlast_img read more