Connecting our Cohorts: Visualizing the Path of Scholarly WorkDr. Katharine Semsar Assistant DirectorMiramontes Arts & Sciences Program (MASP)Download Presentation Slides: SemsarDr. Katharine Semsar, Assistant Director, Miramontes Arts and Sciences Program, at the University of Colorado Boulder, received her doctorate from North Carolina State University where she studied social and hormonal influences on coral reef fish behavior. She continued her training on the physiological bases of behavior studying genetic models of stress-related behavior during postdoctoral training at University of Pennsylvania. In 2007, she moved to Boulder to become a fellow with the Science Education Initiative in the Integrative Physiology department. Semsar received a 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in STEM Education. At the 2nd Annual UROP Best Practices Colloquium, faculty, instructors and staff explored innovative approaches to creating and sustaining campus cultures supportive of undergraduate research, scholarly and creative production while learning about UROP funding for departments and programs.Last year’s UROP Department Development Grant recipients gave presentations about their activities to date, which generated lively discussions that carried into the social. This year’s event was also part of the Virtual Communities of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activities event—a free, full day of live, online presentations and interactions (details below).Presentations2017-18 UROP Department Development Grant RecipientsActive Learning in Letterpress Print TechnologyDr. Susan Guinn-Chipman Instruction and Exhibits Program CoordinatorSpecial Collections, Archives & PreservationDownload Presentation Slides: Guinn-ChipmanDr. Susan Guinn-Chipman, Instruction and Exhibits Program Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, earned her doctorate in early modern European history at CU and has taught a wide range of courses in European history and art history. Her more recent research examines the religious and secular spaces of disease and quarantine in northern England. Over the course of her research for the Stainforth project, she has developed quite a fondness for Rev. Francis John Stainforth, his family and the nineteenth-century spaces of London, and beyond, they inhabited. Cultivating Undergraduate Research in the Asian Studies MajorDr. Colleen Berry Associate Director and InstructorCenter for Asian StudiesDownload Presentation Slides: BerryLink to Video Content in the Presentation: CAS Faculty Interview with Dr. Jennifer FluriDr. Colleen Berry, Associate Director and Instructor, Asian Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, spent several years in Taiwan studying Mandarin before receiving a master’s degree from the Jackson School at the University of Washington. She then led tours in China for 12 years during her doctorate work in Chinese literature at Indiana University. She wrote her thesis while living in Japan for four years where she also studied Japanese and worked for a Japanese company. After that, she taught Mandarin, Japanese, and Chinese literature at the University of Manitoba before moving to the University of North Dakota where she was an associate professor of Chinese Studies. Association for Women in Mathematics Undergraduate Research SeminarDr. Danielle Lyles InstructorApplied MathematicsDownload Presentation Slides: LylesDr. Danielle Lyles, Instructor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder, received her doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University, where she studied mathematical neuroscience. Following Cornell, Lyles had an National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Davis in the field of theoretical spatial ecology. There, she continued her use of hybrid modeling techniques to explore the interplay between random “noise” and oscillations. Engineering Leadership Program Online Research Resources HubDr. Angela Thieman Dino Senior InstructorEngineering Leadership Program (ELP)Download Presentation Slides: Thieman DinoDr. Angela Thieman Dino, Senior Instructor in the Engineering Leadership Program (ELP), at the University of Colorado Boulder, was a visiting fellow for the Law School’s Center for Energy and Environmental Security. Her anthropological research has focused on refugees, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and African-American middle-school girls in Denver. She has participated in founding and governing various local, national and international non-profit organizations with social justice, education and development missions. Her leadership courses, trainings and lectures reflect a proclivity for leadership challenges that are especially complex and require extraordinary ingenuity.Learn more about Department Development GrantsVirtual Communities of Undergraduate ResearchThe 2018 Best Practices Colloquium was part of a free, full day of live, online presentations hosted at multiple locations in Colorado, Oklahoma and Maryland. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via Google PlusShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail
By Gavin van Marle 27/06/2019 For the first time since its inception, DHL Global Forwarding’s quarterly trade monitor is set to show a contraction of global trade, indicating the impact of the China-US trade war.In fact, the only major economy that may see some growth in trade volumes over the next quarter, according to the DHL Global Trade Barometer published today, is the UK – which many may find ironic, given the continuing political crises over Brexit and its leadership.“Given the still unresolved Brexit uncertainties, this result looks somewhat counterintuitive. It might be an indication that companies are increasingly stockpiling inventories in face of the risk of a hard Brexit at the end of October,” the report says.All other major economies covered by the GTB – comparing China, the US, Germany, India, Japan and South Korea – are set to see contracted or diminished growth prospects. Eswar Prasad, professor of trade policy and economics at Cornell University in the US, said: “Growth is weakening in the key drivers of the world economy. Most macroeconomic and labour market indicators point to a cooling of US growth and financial market sentiment has been hurt by trade tensions.“The Chinese government’s stimulus measures appeared to be stabilising growth, but persistent trade tensions are again dragging down growth momentum in China.“The German growth revival looks fragile, while India’s growth has hit the skids, with rising doubts about the prospects of major economic reforms.“A synchronised slowdown of the world’s major economies could affect trade volumes, if the uncertainty continues to dampen consumer demand and business investment.”The GTB index, where a figure of 50 represents no change in outlook, predicts that both the air and ocean freight sectors will see volume contraction in the next three months, despite the fact that the peak shipping season is set to get under way. Air trade declined six to 49 points and the ocean trade by eight points to 48 index points.DHL Global Forwarding chief executive Tim Scharwath said: “Amid rising US-Chinese tensions, the slightly negative outlook for global trade for the third quarter of 2019 does not come as a complete surprise. The latest GTB clearly illustrates why trade disputes create no winners.”However, he added that when offset against relatively strong growth in the first half of the year, there were still some grounds for optimism.“From a year-to-date perspective, world trade growth has still been positive. Hence, we remain confident in our initial prognosis that 2019 will be a year with overall positive, but slower, trade growth,” he explained.Nonetheless, forwarders with significant exposure to the US should be prepared for a difficult quarter, as it dropped 11 points to 44, “mainly driven by a negative outlook for major export categories”.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Outdoors Woman is sponsoring an outdoor education retreat for adventurous women 18 years and older in Canaan, Vermont on September 14-16, 2018. Fall Doe Camp will offer three days of classes to be held in the woods, in the lodge, on the lake and on the sandy beach as foliage season begins in the Northeast Kingdom of VT.Doe Camp will be returning to Jackson’s Lodge & Log Cabins, a 59 year family tradition providing heated lakefront cabins on beautiful Lake Wallace. Located in Vermont’s moose country, Jackson’s Cafe is a local favorite for homemade breakfast and baked goods (including gluten free).The lakeside log cabins at Jackson’s Lodge have been a favorite destination of savvy vacationers for decades. The rustic cabins include all the modern necessities you’ll need during your weekend retreat. For the more hardy campers, bring your tent and save $140 by camping out. For novices, we’ll have camping specialists available for instruction and assistance throughout the weekend.The retreat offers 4 sessions with over 30 classes to choose from. Classes are taught by our all volunteer, experienced and professional instructors. Campers can choose from a list of popular classes that include: Archery, Birding, Basket Weaving, Firearms Marksmanship & Safety (Muzzleloader, Handgun, Rifle and Clay Shooting), Paddle Sports, Gourmet Outdoor Cooking, Health and Fitness, Log Rolling, Cheese Making at Home, Fly Fishing, Camping Classes, ID Ferns, Trees & Wild Edibles, Nature Photography, and Panning for Gold.Newer classes include: Advanced Shotgun, Coping With Critters While Camping (bears, raccoons, blackflies, ticks, etc), Chainsaw Skills & Safety, Land Mobility Skills, Self Defense, Introduction to Remote First Aid, Crochet, Intermediate Photography, Alone in the Woods and more. Early morning (before breakfast) options include yoga, birding or a morning run and swim.Between classes there will be ample free time to explore or just relax on the sandy beach or the cabin porch. Kayaks are available on site or you can bring your own gear. The evening campfires are always popular for socializing. A large raffle will be held on Sunday after lunch with thousands of dollars worth of items going to the lucky winners.Don’t miss the opportunity to receive affordable outdoor education in a stress-free, supportive environment. Cost for the weekend program is $390. Discounts are available for daily drive-ins, camping out, mother/daughter teams, and girlfriend groups of three or more. Visit our website for more information: www.outdoorswoman.org/fall-doe-camp.html(link is external)Sponsored in part by Vermont Outdoors Woman, Jackson’s Lodge, Vermont Fish & Wildlife, Vermont Outdoor Guide Association, R & L Archery, Rack N Reel Sporting Goods and Vermont Field Sports. We are also accepting new sponsors.”One Weekend Lasts a LIFETIME!”Source: Vermont Outdoors Woman
Rep. Sharice Davids said the United States “cannot sit idly by while more innocent lives are ripped away by gun violence.” File photo.Following shootings in El Paso and Dayton this weekend that killed 29 and left dozens more injured, first-term Rep. Sharice Davids issued a call for the U.S. Senate to reconvene to take up gun safety legislation.Davids said Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should bring the gun control bills passed by the House of Representatives earlier this year to the floor of the Senate for a vote. She categorized the fact that the measures, which would implement universal background checks and address so-called “loopholes” in gun purchase procedures, hadn’t been brought to the floor of the Senate for consideration as a “failure in leadership, plain and simple.”Davids statement is below:In less than 24 hours, our country has seen two mass shootings that left at least 29 people dead. Whole communities, entire families, and more than one country were devastated by loss this weekend. And this is not the first time we have woken up to this reality.Enough is enough. Congress has a responsibility to the people we represent to do everything in our power to keep them safe, and it’s past time for Senate leaders to take that responsibility seriously and work to prevent these senseless killings.In our first 100 days in office, the House passed common sense gun safety measures to implement universal background checks and close loopholes in gun purchases. Mitch McConnell has refused to bring these potentially life-saving bills to the Senate floor for a vote. That is a failure in leadership, plain and simple.Like all issues, this comes down to a choice: do you put the safety of children and families first and pass common sense gun safety laws, or do you put the gun lobby first, take their money and do their bidding?It’s time for our leaders to do right by our communities, by our children and families and stand up to the gun lobby once and for all. We cannot sit idly by while more innocent lives are ripped away by gun violence.Mitch McConnell must call the Senate back for an emergency session immediately and bring the House-passed gun safety legislation to the Senate floor for debate and a vote.Once again, Mitch McConnell has failed to do his job on this and many other important pieces of legislation. People’s lives depend on our actions as elected officials. The Senate has the opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to the People.President Donald Trump addressed the issue of background checks Monday morning in a Tweet:….this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2019