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first_imgThe Dartmouth Board of Trustees appointed Provost Carol L. Folt, PhD, as the interim president of Dartmouth, effective July 1, following the election of President Jim Yong Kim to lead the World Bank. President Kim will remain Dartmouthâ s president until June 30 and continue to lead Dartmouth through the conclusion of the academic year and Commencement. Board Chair Steve Mandel â 78 said, â The Trustees congratulate President Kim on the tremendous honor of being chosen as president of the World Bank, one of the most critical institutions fighting poverty in the world. We have immense respect for Jim as a leader and human being, and are proud of his contributions at Dartmouth and in the world.â   The appointment of Provost Folt, who is Dartmouthâ s chief academic officer and the second-highest ranking College officer, will ensure progress on a range of important initiatives to enhance Dartmouthâ s standing and excellence as a leader in higher education. The Trustees will continue to take actions to support these priorities over the coming year in consultation with the interim president. â We have an exciting year ahead of us, with much work to be done, and are fortunate that Provost Folt has agreed to serve Dartmouth as interim president,’Mandel said. â She will provide leadership to all parts of our campus and continue to lead the strategic planning process, which is a top priority for the Board. She has earned deserved recognition at Dartmouth and beyond for her impressive record of academic leadership and innovative research. She is passionate about Dartmouth and its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. She understands our history, our people and our approach, and brings vital continuity, experience, and enthusiasm. The Trustees all agree that Dartmouth will thrive under Carolâ s leadership through this important transitional period.â  Folt, who became Provost in 2009, has been driving Dartmouthâ s first institution-wide, faculty-led academic strategic planning process. The initiative has enhanced collaboration and shared mission and provided vital insights into the Collegeâ s assets and opportunities. As interim president, she will work closely with the faculty and the Board to ensure this endeavor remains a priority. Folt has informed the Board that she will not be a candidate for the Dartmouth presidency beyond the interim period. Folt said, â I have had a wonderful opportunity to work closely with President Kim to build on Dartmouthâ s traditional strengths and develop new areas during his dynamic presidency. I am honored to lead Dartmouth through this transition, and look forward to working with all members of the Dartmouth community to maintain the vitality of our campus, strengthen existing and new initiatives, and sharpen priorities. Keeping Dartmouth on an ambitious trajectory also will help attract a gifted and vibrant successor to President Kim.’  President Kim said, â Carolâ s sure leadership and intimate knowledge of the College make her an outstanding choice for interim president. She is committed to strengthening Dartmouthâ s mission of education and research in order to prepare studentsâ and future generations of studentsâ for a rapidly changing world. With Carol at the helm, Dartmouth is poised for a powerful and exciting year.âCarol L. Folt became the inaugural holder of the endowed faculty chair titled the Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences in 2007. She is a distinguished environmental scientist and award-winning teacher who has served as a senior academic leader at Dartmouth since 2001 as dean of Graduate Studies, then as dean of faculty, and now as provost.Folt and her colleagues study metal toxicity in aquatic ecosystems and its effects on human health, salmon restoration, and global climate change. She has held elected office in international scientific societies and is a frequent participant in federal research panels and other national scientific outreach activities. A recipient of Dartmouthâ s Huntington Award for Teaching, she is a committed teacher and advisor, mentoring more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students in her laboratory.In 2010, Folt was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of her scientific contributions and her leadership in higher education.  She received a BA in aquatic biology and an MA in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara; a PhD from the University of California, Davis; and was a postdoctoral fellow at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. She joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1983.As Provost, Folt works closely with the president to develop and implement a strategic and financial vision for the entire institution. During the recent financial crisis, President Kim directed Folt and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Steven Kadish to co-lead Dartmouthâ s efforts to resolve the $100 million budget gap. As Dean of Faculty, Folt oversaw an unprecedented period of faculty expansion in Arts and Sciences, increased numbers of women and underrepresented minorities in leadership positions and endowed professorships to historic levels, launched new academic programs, intensified support for critical student services, and ensured health care coverage for graduate students.The Board of Trustees will make a further announcement on Thursday, April 19, regarding the Presidential Search Committee and the appointment of its chair. Hanover, NH, April 17, 2012 â  Dartmouth Collegelast_img read more

first_imgThe insurance industry has suggested for the first time that whiplash compensation could be removed altogether.James Dalton, head of motor and liability for the Association of British Insurers, said today it was time for a ‘public policy debate’ on removing all damages for low-value claims, instead asking insurers to pay directly just for treatment.Dalton (pictured) has previously called for discussion on reducing damages paid to whiplash victims but this is the first time a complete removal has been mooted. ‘We need a debate about whether someone should be awarded money for a low-value, low-impact and very minor injury claim,’ he told the Modern Claims conference in London. ‘It’s a debate about whether you should be provided with rehabilitation and no cash. That is a legitimate public policy debate for society to have and politicians to decide on.’Dalton also reignited the argument about the value of solicitors in low-value claims and said the ABI is working on safeguards to persuade the government to raise the small claims limit.The Ministry of Justice last year opted not to increase the limit but Dalton said he was confident that will change ‘depending on the outcome of the election’.He added: ‘There will always be a role for PI lawyers in complex, high-value claims – my question is whether there is a place for them at all in low-value factory-based claims. The MoJ made it clear last year there were good arguments for the claims limit to up to £5,000 – that will come up again sooner rather than later.’Claimant groups the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) and Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) said they would fight any attempt to remove compensation altogether from whiplash victims.MASS chair Craig Budsworth said recompense should always include loss of amenity as well as rehabilitation. ‘Even if their injury means they can’t go to the gym – for some people that is their life and that deserves compensation. We will be saying that is wrong for the innocent accident victim.’Deborah Evans, chief executive of APIL, said all sides had worked together on ways to combat fraud in the system, but removing solicitors would take away a vital barrier to fraudulent claims.She added: ‘It has always been much easier when you have the client across the table from you to tell if they are being truthful. The more removed we get from the client the more fraud will prosper.’last_img read more

first_imgTrimble, a leading innovator of GNSS solutions for civil engineering and construction has launched its Siteworks Software version 1.1, featuring the full GNSS tilt compensation functionality in standing, walking and vehicle modes, and support for the Android operating system. Construction surveyors can now capture accurate points without levelling the pole, making surveying in areas such as building corners accurate, fast and easy. In addition, Siteworks version 1.1 now supports the Android operating system, giving contractors the flexibility to choose the field device that best fits their needs and budget.The announcement was made at Bauma 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.GNSS tilt compensation makes site positioning more accessible and easier to learn for beginners, while experienced surveyors can see significant time savings. In addition, Trimble Siteworks gives contractors more choices. They can run Siteworks on either Windows 10 or Android.GNSS Tilt CompensationUsing Trimble Siteworks and a Trimble SPS986 GNSS Smart Antenna, construction surveyors can take measurements faster and perform more efficient stakeouts. In addition, the solution was designed to shield magnetic interference, and it can be used effectively anywhere on a construction site. There are three modes available that support tilt compensation, so contractors can record accurate points while standing, walking or driving the site in a vehicle. Tilt compensation in vehicle mode is designed to capture higher accuracy measurements on steeper slopes from a moving vehicle, and more accurate volume measurements to save time and money on material planning.Easy to use for beginners and users without traditional training, tilt compensation allows points to be recorded more safely, eliminating the need to stand on the road to measure a traffic lane, for example. Surveyors can also measure points that they couldn’t before, such as building corners, edges of trenches and utility flowlines.Trimble Siteworks for AndroidTrimble Siteworks can now support a contractor’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy with Android compatibility. This is ideal for price-conscious users such as owner operators and utility contractors, or users who need a less rugged solution for lighter use. This gives contractors the freedom to choose the device that works best for them, increasing the flexibility and affordability of the Trimble Siteworks Positioning System.AvailabilityTrimble Siteworks Software version 1.1 is expected to be available through the worldwide SITECH® distribution channel in the second quarter of 2019.last_img read more

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first_img Related ABC/Jeff Schwartz(LONDON)– John Boyega is joining the growing list of Hollywood actors adopting inclusion riders as part of their future film projects.In an interview with BBC Radio’s Newsbeat, Boyega says he will adopt the practice which ensures diversity in hiring both behind and in front of the camera. “We are redefining and reshaping the industry at the moment,” Boyega said. “A lot of the secret rules of Hollywood are unfounded and unlawful so to start including them [inclusion riders] makes our industry better.”The actor, who acquired his first production credit on his upcoming film Pacific Rim Uprising, also says inclusion riders will help to bring much needed accountability to the film industry.“Those who wish to defy [using inclusion riders], they’re held accountable,” he says. “So for me, I love that it’s happening.”Boyega’s announcement comes after several stars, including Michael B. Jordan, Matt Damon and  Ben Affleck, have also pledged to use inclusion riders on their future productions.Jordan, however, was the first to officially speak out after Frances McDormand‘s passionate Oscars acceptance speech where she referenced the riders.“In support of the women & men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society,” Jordan wrote on Instagram. “I’ve been privileged to work with powerful woman & persons of color throughout my career & it’s Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more