first_imgThe School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. Position Vacancy ID: Instructions to Applicants: Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal( to be considered as a candidate. To applyfor this position, please click on the “” button. You will be askedto submit a CV and a personal statement/cover letter.The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 1, 2017;however, position will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Academic Staff-Renewable Degree and area of specialization: 50% – 100% Official Title: Additional Link:Full Position Details Minimum number of years and type of relevant workexperience: 92399-AS NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required MD or DO; board certified in Gastroenterology The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer.The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Applications Open: Nov 1 2017 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: Employment Class: Job no: 92399-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/MEDICINE/GASTROENTLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services,Instructional, Research, Scientific Candidates for Associate or full Professor rank must meet criteriafor appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Healthguidelines for Clinical or CHS track. License or Certificate: Advertised Salary: Hiring Department: Working Title: JANUARY 01, 2018 Term: Eligible for Wisconsin medical license Position Summary: The University of Wisconsin Division of Gastroenterology andHepatology seeks candidates for clinical faculty positions inGastroenterology. This is an exciting opportunity to inaugurate anew service for coordinated inpatient and outpatient care at TheAmerican Center (TAC). The holders of the positions described herewill bring a new service to TAC, and establish a new base for theDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The physicians basedat TAC will provide consultative and standard endoscopic servicesfor inpatients at TAC in daytime hours from Monday to Friday. Inaddition they will provide outpatient services in both consultativegastroenterology and GI endoscopy, thereby enhancing our servicesto UW Health patients living in the areas adjacent to TAC. Thesephysicians will also participate in the Divisions outreachendeavors, and will attend at the other locations such as theVeterans Affairs Medical Center, Meriter Hospital, the UW HealthDigestive Health Center. The appointed gastroenterologists will befully integrated into the professional life of the Division. Dutieswill also include teaching fellows, medical residents and students,and participation in scholarly activities which may includeparticipation in research. Additional Information: Anticipated Begin Date: Contact: FTE: This is a renewable appointment. Jennifer [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) GI Physician A534250-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/GASTROENT NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) PROFESSOR (CHS)(D01NN) or ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) or ASSTPROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN) or CLINICAL PROFESSOR(D51NN) or CLINICALASSOC PROF(D52NN) or CLINICAL ASST PROF(D53NN)last_img read more

City Bursars

first_imgAmidst growing speculation over the financial future of British Universities, Oxbridge college bursars have increasingly been looking to the City to consider their investment strategies.Dr. Robert Gasser, Bursar of Brasenose between 1982 and 2001, has arranged a series of roundtable discussion forums for Oxbridge bursars in conjunction with his current firm, Chiswell Associates.He commented that “the financial pressures have concentrated minds”, as it emerged that St. John’s College, Cambridge was facing a deficit of £2.4 million against a projected sharp drop in government funding alongside top-up fee proposals.Archive: oth week HT 2004last_img

Tributes for student who died saving friend

first_imgSt. Peter’s College has been left “shocked and saddened” by the death of a popular and talented student during the vacation.Jonny Fraser, 21 from Pinner, drowned in powerful currents in Verkala, India, while attempting to save a fellow swimmer he had befriended during his trip. She was eventually saved but Jonny was overcome by the current.Jonny was due to return to begin his third year of a PPE degree at St Peter’s College, where friends are said to be devastated by the loss. JCR President Omar Shweiki said, “St Peter’s has been deeply shocked and saddened by the death of one of our community’s most enthusiastic and popular members, and is only just beginning to come to terms with our loss”.A passionate talker and keen thinker, Jonny was looking forward to a career in banking and, just prior to his trip to India, had been offered a place at Rothschilds Bank in Mergers and Acquisitions. He then planned to teach.Joe Hacker, an SPC student and friend of Jonny’s since the age of 15, said, “I’ve never met anyone so optimistic and passionate, especially with respect to his ideal future in banking and then teaching… Knowing that the first part of his dream was just slotting into place makes his death all the more painful to bear.”His interest in politics and discussion made Jonny a lively and engaged student as well as friend. Dr Tim Mawson, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St Peter’s, who taught him for many of his Philosophy papers, described Jonny as “perceptive and enquiring” and “determined to get to grips with the thorny and various problems we tackled together.”Jonny’s serious attitude to work was coupled with a great sense of humour, and Dr Mawson recalled Jonny’s ability “to explore thoroughly some philosophical question and yet laugh just as thoroughly at some of the answers ventured to it, including very often those ventured to it by ourselves.”Dr. Hartmut Mayer, Fellow and Tutor in Politics at SPC, also remembers Jonny as “a special student who combined passion for the subject with intellectual rigour.” Dr. Mayer added, “He was always willing and able to challenge conventional wisdom, and he had all the qualities we are looking for in our brightest students.”A former member of the Oxford Union’s Secretary’s Committee, Jonny was often embroiled in a discussion on politics or philosophy. Joe Hacker described to Cherwell that zest for argument: “One of his closest friends said of Jonny that he would rather have been disliked for his views that to have remained indifferent; I whole-heartedly agree.”Tributes to Jonny stress that, above all, he was a good friend. Thomas Lind, a student at SPC and friend of Jonny’s, told Cherwell: “Johnny was a great kid, and everyone liked him; and obviously, despite the love for bullshit banter, damned good in a foxhole.”SPC’s flag was flown at half mast as a mark of respect during the period after Jonny’s death and on the day of his funeral. The Master of St Peter’s College, Professor Bernard Silverman, said: “It’s a terrible blow to lose such a bright, talented and promising student as Jonathan. He was immensely popular with teachers and students, and will be greatly missed.”“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.” Peter and Bette Fraser, Jonny’s parents, said “We will always treasure the years we had him with us. Jonny would have wanted us to make something positive out of our grief and as dutiful parents, we have always tried to do what Jonny told us to.”A public memorial service is planned and details will be announced after the beginning of term.ARCHIVE: 0th week MT 2005last_img read more


first_imgHappy Holidays, Cappuccino-ers! Because today, on my side of the pond, it’s Thanksgiving. Stories of Pilgrims and Native Americans aside, this holiday is a wonderful chance to overdose on Brussels Sprouts, Candied Yams and the all-American Pumpkin Pie . In between, we’re supposed to find time to count life’s blessings. Here are my thank-yous for the day:1. I am thankful for Wikipedia , by virtue of which I will be hastily writing two essays without visiting the library once this weekend.2. I am thankful that I was broke when I left England in May and that I remain broke enough today to stash whatever small sums of money I have under my sofa and not in any bank accounts the Exchequer might be managing. 3. I am thankful that a judge in New York is allowing the theater workers’ strike to continue but has made the performers in the year’s holiday play—“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”—come back to work . Forget labor politics: the city without its Christmas tourist attractions is a true economic crisis.4. I am thankful that the U.K. and the Commonwealth are talking tough to Pakistan’s military dictator , since the United States appears a bit too enmeshed to do the right thing.5. I am thankful for hot cups of tea, and for my mother’s care packages of Indian curry mix from home, a delicious break from the horrors of student dining.6. I am thankful that I live in a country with a holiday exclusively devoted the consumption of large quantities of food. What are you thankful for?Cherwell24 is not responsible for the content of external links.last_img read more

Somerville drop HumSci

first_imgThe Governing Body at Somerville has decided to stop offering Human Sciences undergraduate degrees. Within two days, hundreds of students, alumni and tutors have reacted with dismay and conviction against the ruling.The online petition called Stop Somerville Dropping Human Sciences has been already signed by hundreds of students.No interviews for Human Sciences were offered to the incoming applicants for 2010, a decisive move which occurred without student consultation or public announcement. The decision is for a “trial period” only, but its reversal is unlikely as Somerville follows the trend for colleges independently dropping the course.Caroline Lennartsson commented, “Purists may well consider Human Sciences a mongrel subject, but mongrels are those with hybrid vigour and durability.”last_img read more

Permission granted for University housing project

first_imgUniversity plans to build hundreds of postgraduate student flats and bed­sits on a former rail site have been approved.Planning permission was granted to the University last Wednesday, which allows 312 flats and bedsits over four and five storeys to be built at unused former railway land near the station.The new buildings will be an ex­tension to student accommodation at Castle Mill in Roger Dudman Way, which provides graduate housing for couples and families, and will include 208 study rooms, 90 one-bedroom flats, 14 two-bedroom flats, 360 cycle bays and three car parking spaces. It is phase two of a scheme that will provide a total of 436 gradu­ate student units.However, concerns over the build have been raised, particularly as Wal­ton Well Road is expected to be closed during construction, meaning ac­cess only be available through Roger Dudman. Members of the public, in a report to Oxford City’s west area planning committee, have refereed to existing access along Roger Dud­man way as “poor and dangerous” for both pedestrians and cyclists, as well as calling the project “over ambitious in scale”, and expressing worries over noise levels and working hours during construction.The Cripley Road Allotment As­sosiation, representing holders of allotments neighbouring the site, also noted potential flooding to al­lotments.But the report also acknowledged that the land was well-suited to the university’s graduate students be­cause of its good footpath and cy­cle links to the city centre, Walton Street and North Oxford.As part of the development, a new footbridge will be built to Fid­dler’s Island and paths and light­ing in Roger Dudman Way will be improved. The university has also agreed to re-fence Cripley Road Al­lotments.Tom Arnold, a Balliol DPhil stu­dent currently living in adjacent Venneit Close accommodation, said “So far, the construction hasn’t been too intrusive or disruptive. It’s a good move from the university in that it’s a good location to develop; but I do feel bad for the holders of the neighbouring allotments, as the finished building will overshadow them and construction may well af­fect them. “The really annoying thing is the closure of the cycle path to Jericho – it was a major advantage of Castle Mill which is now significantly less ‘central’.”OUSU Graduate Officer Jim O’Connell commented, “It’s great the University is building affordable quality accommodation for its grad­uate students. There will be some dis­ruption during the building process, but we are working to minimise this. However, it’s absolutely crucial the University shows it appreciates the pressures on graduate students right now as well by making sure it does not raise rents by more than inflation this year, especially after last year’s dramatic increases and the freezing of research stipends.”A spokesperson for the University of Oxford said, “The University has received planning permission to con­struct 312 units of accommodation for graduate students on its existing site at Castle Mill which is located to the north-west of the railway station off the Roger Dudman way.“This development is significant because it demonstrates the Univer­sity’s commitment to attracting the most talented graduate students to Oxford and to relieving the burden on Oxford’s rental market by provid­ing accommodation to hundreds of additional students.“127 units were built by the Uni­versity in 2001 so this development will expand the amount of accom­modation provided on that site. The new units will be provided within 8 blocks which will be a mix of 4 and 5 storeys.”In response to allegations that de­velopment of the site began before permission was granted, the spokes­person continued, “Building on the site did not start until planning per­mission was received – there is other non-University construction work happening in the area.”last_img read more

Students and alumni compete in Commonwealth Games

first_imgPast and present students of the University have been competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The Games began last week and will last until the 3rd of August, and there are six Oxford students or alumni involved. Daniel Hooker, 2013 Men’s Captain of Oxford University Athletics Club, has competed in the T37 100m race, which involves athletes with cerebral palsy. He won the British University & Colleges Sport’s disability 100m earlier this year.Speaking to Cherwell, Daniel praised the University for helping develop his sporting abilities. He commented, “I guess the main thing Oxford gave me in terms of sport was a great club atmosphere, because the big event of the year (Varsity) is judged a success or failure based on the team result there is much more team spirit than you get at a lot of other athletics clubs, including other university clubs.“Having those team-mates around you really motivates you to keep training and, especially if you’re one of the best athletes, you want to set an example for the group as a whole … I must also mention my former coach Mark Thomas who I met at Oxford, as well as jumps coach Paddy O’Shea.”Hooker went on to add, “Overall, I am very proud to represent Oxford as well as England first and foremost at these Commonwealth Games and show that we can produce elite athletes as well as elite academics. I also look forward to seeing my former Dark Blue team-mate Luke Caldwell at the Games, even if he is representing Scotland!” Luke Caldwell is a 2012 Oxford Graduate who will be representing Scotland in the 5000m and 10,000m races.Another Oxford competitor is Dan Fox, a Teddy Hall alumnus who was selected for England’s hockey team. He took part in England’s 6-1 victory over Trinidad & Tobago and the team is currently top of Pool B. During his time at Oxford he was also strongly involved in cricket, scoring 104 for Oxford in the 2004 Varsity Match.Meanwhile backstroke swimmer James Jurkiewicz achieved a lifetime record with 1:00.51 in the 100m backstroke, which also won his heat. James graduated this year with a degree in Engineering from Hertford College and will compete in a total of six races.The University is running a webpage with daily updates on the progress of Oxford athletes. The page can be accessed here.last_img read more

The week ahead – 0th Week preview

first_imgTown9th to 12th October, House of Commons Oxford – A four day event organised by citizens, activists and housing professionals concerned with the national housing crisis, and will include both speakers and workshop. Recent reports have found Oxford to be the most unaffordable city in the UK in terms of housing and rent11th October, Lou Lou’s Oxford Vintage Fair – a large vintage tea party with almost 2,000 people currently attending on Facebook, will include a Vintage tea room and a vintage beauty salon. The fair will take place in Oxford Town Hall, tickets cost £211th October, Film Producing on a Microbudget – Led by film producer Bruce Windwood, the interactive workshop will offer practical advice for people wishing to make and market their own film. Costs £120-165 depending on residence, people wishing to take part are advised to book tickets ASAPAll week, The Riot Club – The controversial film based on Oxford’s Bullingdon Club, released last month, is still screening at our cinemas Talks and academic8th October, Naomi Klein discussion– Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein will discuss her new book, ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate,’ at the Sheldonian theatre. Tickets cost £15 and must be booked by the day before11th October, Oxford Book Club Freshers sale– A sale of selected books for freshers, the event will take place at the Java & Co Coffee Shop, allowing participants to also enjoy coffee and homemade cake at the same time. It is possible to reserve some books in advance11th and 12th October, Reading Tudor and Stuart Handwriting– organized by the University, the weekend event will provide guidance in reading and transcribing documents of the 16th and 17th centuries written in Secretary Hand. Booking is required Music10th October, The Oxford Lieder Festival, Schubert concert – The first in a three-week cycle of Schubert’s 650 songs, featuring Sarah Connolly CBE among others. This will be the first UK performance of Schubert’s complete songs. The initial concert will be in the Sheldonian Theatre and ticket prices range from £10 to £4211th October, Merton Organ Festival – Concert by Daniel Hyde in Merton College Chapel, four pieces of music including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in F major. Tickets cost £12 and can be bought online Clubs and Societies8th to 10th October, Freshers’ Fair – One of the main events of freshers’ week, with over 400 University societies represented, and will offer freshers a chance to ask questions or sign up. On Friday the fair will be open to all students regardless of year. Most societies’ events will then kick off in 1st week with welcome events for new recruits Sport6th October, Oxford University Hockey Club vs. Oxford Brookes– Women’s Hockey teams from the two Universities in Oxford will play on Monday, location TBA11th October, London Welsh vs. Newcastle Falcons – the Oxford’s local Aviva Premiership team will take on Newcastle at the Kassam Stadium (south of Oxford).Various times, University sport trials – Check the website/facebook page of the sport you are interested in to find out when they are to hold trials.The preview for 1st week will appear on Saturday the 11th. If you would like to bring an event to our attention for possible inclusion, please get in touch with [email protected] Stand-up comedian Mark Steel will present his live show in Oxford on Monday. Image source: Wikimedia Commons Freshers’ WeekAll week, Freshers’ Week– Each college will have organized a different timetable for freshers’ week, involving a mixture of clubbing, information sessions and socializing. Clubs are also open every night as usual for non-freshers. For those who prefer something else, the Society of Alternative Events is organizing a cinema trip on the 11th and a G&D’s trip on the 8th. ArtAll week, Art Belongs to the People! – Ongoing exhibition in the Ashmolean of selected works from two renowned German artists, Joseph Beuys (1921–1986) and Jörg Immendorff (1945–2007). The exhibition is open until the end of term, Sunday 7th DecemberAll week, Mertonian Treasures in the Bodleian – Ongoing exhibition in the Bodleian of a selection of books and manuscripts, ranging from the earliest observations of Oxford weather to the automata of medieval Arab courts to the world of Middle Earth, marking the 750th anniversary of the foundation of Merton College. Admissions to the exhibition are free and it will remain open until the 2nd of November Drama6th October, Mark Steel’s in Town – Mark Steel will present his live ‘In Town’ show at the Oxford Playhouse on Monday. A stand-up comedian and writer, Steel is also a regular on ‘Have I Got News For You,’ ‘QI’ and Radio 4’s ‘Newsquiz,’ as well as having a BAFTA-nominated series on Radio 2. Tickets can be bought online for £16 but are almost sold out6th and 7th October, Conscientious –  written by Adam Z. Robinson, ‘Conscientious’ is a dramatic thriller which manages two parallel storylines- of a student, and of her grandfather, a conscientious objector in the first world war. Tickets can be bought online for £108th to 11th October, The Angry Brigade – Based on a real terrorist anarchist group from the 1970s, the play follows the formation of a specialist police squad to understand the anarchists and hunt them down, while presenting both sides of 70s anarchism. 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Oxford MP announces retirement ahead of snap election

first_imgAndrew Smith, the Oxford East Labour MP for 30 years, has announced he will not be standing as a candidate in June’s snap general election.In a message to constituents on his website, Smith, 66, said: “This election is for a Parliament which is likely to run until 2022, when I would be over 71, so I think it is now time for someone else to take forward the work of serving local people as your MP.  I will therefore not be a candidate in the election.”Thanking constituents for their support, Smith added: “It has been a huge privilege to serve as MP for Oxford East, and we have achieved so much together.”“My belief and confidence in the values of fairness which Labour stands for are as strong as ever, and I will work tirelessly to help secure the election of a Labour MP for Oxford East, carrying forward the service which Oxford Labour gives our local community.”Smith’s decision follows Theresa May’s surprise announcement yesterday of a snap general election to be held on 8 June.The announcement will open a nomination process for Smith’s replacement as Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the seat. The Oxford East constituency contains the majority of University colleges and the Oxford city centre.Smith, who studied at St John’s college, was first elected as Member of Parliament for Oxford East in 1987, beating the Conservative candidate. He has held the seat ever since, with a majority of 15,280 from the 2015 general election.He briefly served as a minister in the Department of Education after Labour’s 1997 election win, before becoming Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 1999 to 2002. He was Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2002 to 2004.In his statement today, Smith said: “I am very thankful to constituents, Labour members and my office staff for their support and work over the years.“It is always hard to give up a job you love, but that time comes.”Constituents have expressed their sadness at his departure on social media. am really sorry about this. Genuine, hard working, thoughtful MP.— Peter Hutchinson (@Catus14) April 19, 2017 read more

Oxford gifts nineteenth-century violin to Syrian refugee

first_imgOxford University’s music faculty has taken a German-made violin out of the historic Bate Collection to lend to 14-year-old aspiring musician Aboud Kaplo, who is currently living as a refugee in Lebanon.Andrew Lamb, curator of the 2000-strong instrument collection, was prompted to make the loan after being approached by film-maker and former student of the faculty, Susie Attwood, who had met Aboud and his family while filming a documentary in Lebanon.When asked why he had taken the decision to lend a Bate Collection instrument to someone beyond University staff and students, which is its principal function, Lamb told Cherwell: “Most museums are very inward-looking. The professionals who work within a museum service generally are concerned only with their own narrow specification.“Very often I think we lose sight of the fact that we are a global, international resource.“If we can’t reach out…like this, we don’t really deserve to have our collections of glorious heritage at all.”On the choice of violin itself, Lamb explained: “It’s not a grand collecting violin, but it’s a pretty good entry level instrument if you’re a young person who wants to learn to play.“It used to belong to the previous curator before she died. She was one of these outward looking people. If she had known of this circumstance, she would have approved.”Lamb intends to lend Aboud the violin for ten years, by which time he hopes that he will be ready to transition onto an improved instrument.“When that time comes we will take it upon ourselves to try and find a better instrument for him,” Lamb said.When Susie Attwood met him, Aboud was trying to teach himself using Youtube tutorials and a toy violin. He told BBC News: “Playing the violin helps me express my feelings. I want to go on to study music and play on a big stage and travel the world.”last_img read more