Allied Health Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgConditions Special Requirements Physical Demands Closing Date Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Work Schedule LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Position Summary Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Submission of applications are by midnight of theposting closing date. Posting NumberF00092P General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook.The responsibilities included but not limited to:• Teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the areadean.• Helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content.• Maintaining thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regularteaching field.• Maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethicsappropriate to the professional position. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application(required)2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.(required)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended)4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended)5. Letter of Interest (recommended)*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Posting Date Job Posting TitleAllied Health Adjunct Assistant Professor Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Posting Details Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo The Los Rios Community College District is a two-year publiccollege district serving the greater Sacramento region. Ourdistrict includes American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake andSacramento City colleges; major centers in Placerville, Davis, WestSacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova; and specialservices for business and industry.Our colleges offer transfer education – students complete freshmanand sophomore years and transfer to a four-year college oruniversity – and AA/AS degrees and certificates in over 70 careerfields. The District’s 2400 square mile service area includesSacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, andSolano counties. Approximately 80,000 students are enrolled in ourcolleges.The District office houses a number of district-wide services.These include the Chancellor’s office, Board Room, Legal Services,Business Services, Human Resources, Institutional Research,District Police Department, Resource Development and InformationTechnology. Other district-wide services which can be found atvarious locations around the community are the, FacilitiesManagement Department and the Workforce and Economic DevelopmentCenter. Each department strives for the highest quality in allprograms, services, and activities for our communities andstaff.center_img Assignment Responsibilities Total Hrs per Week/Day Beginning and/or Ending Dates The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes.The assignment involves teaching of Allied Health courses. Thesecourses may include topics such as medical terminology,communication, career options, study skills, cultural competency,and other aspects of allied health professions. Courses taughtwould be relevant to all allied health students and would not bespecific to one discipline, practice area, or treatmentsetting. Open ContinuouslyYes Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Application Instructions The Institution Minimum Qualifications Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2771 1. Have any bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution andtwo years of occupational and/or professional experience directlyrelated to the assignment being taught; OR any associate degreefrom an accredited institution and six years of professionalexperience directly related to the assignment being taught; OR,hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in thediscipline area; OR, the equivalent.*(Professional experience directly related to assignment includes,among others, medical assisting, hospice worker, home care aide,certified nurse aide, health educator, health aide, ward clerk,central service technology, childbirth educator, primary careassociate, massage therapy)2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Department Location SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. 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Michael P. Burke appointed FAS registrar

first_imgMichael P. Burke has been appointed the new registrar for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), effective Jan. 31.Burke is currently director of admissions and registrar at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Among his many accomplishments at HKS are implementing a new student information system and leading the transition from a paper-based application and registration system to a self-service, online system, thus enhancing student services, lowering costs, and increasing efficiency.He was named a “Harvard Hero” in 2007 and was selected for the HKS Dean’s Award in 2003, 2007, and 2010.Burke received a master’s of education in higher education administration from Harvard and a B.A. in political science from Syracuse University. He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nkayi, Zimbabwe, where he worked with rural subsistence farmers, and has continued his volunteer efforts by establishing a monthly HKS volunteer program at Rosie’s Place, a women’s shelter in Boston.In his new role, he will lead and oversee the Office of the Registrar for FAS, which serves both Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He will work closely with faculty, staff, and students across and beyond FAS.last_img read more

Progress, puzzles in halting malaria

first_imgThe prevalence of malaria in the population on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar has fallen to just 2 percent from 70 percent over the last century. Much of the progress came in just the last 10 years, leading to a new challenge: how to sustain eradication efforts now that the disease has become relatively rare.Jessica Cohen, assistant professor of global health at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), was part of a team brought to Zanzibar to help the government determine a path to control malaria in the future, either by maintaining the present low level or by pushing forward with eradication efforts.The nature of malaria makes eradication extremely difficult, Cohen said. The disease can lie dormant in the liver for years, breaking out after control efforts have eased. The ability of the mosquitoes that carry the parasite to bite a number of people means that one case can lead to many others — and that means efforts that fall short of eradication, even if they come very close, may be reversed in short order.Cohen’s analysis of Zanzibar said that the disease would be eliminated in five years if everyone on the island, which is home to more than a million people, slept under bed nets. If just 65 percent used the nets — a high compliance rate — eradication would take 22 years.But if the use of bed nets fell to 50 percent, prevalence of the disease would start rising again, to 5 percent from 2 percent in just three months. If the use of bed nets fell to 35 percent, it would skyrocket to 18 percent in just three months.“These gains can be erased in months,” Cohen cautioned.Cohen was one of several speakers Friday at the HSPH symposium “Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe.” The event was the first in a series examining public health problems whose solutions will require large-scale, multidisciplinary efforts. Another symposium will deal with nutrition issues from starvation to obesity, and another will look at aging.Event organizers also announced an associated fellowship that will support a student’s travel to a field research site.Panelists included Günther Fink (from left), assistant professor of international health economics; Jessica Cohen, assistant professor of global health; and Manoj Duraisingh, associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases.Marcia Castro, associate professor of demography at HSPH, outlined the challenges facing the scientific and public health communities working to eradicate malaria. A major problem is the hidden reservoir of disease. Though malaria’s presence is normally marked by a high fever, some cases are symptom-free, meaning that people who otherwise appear healthy can help spread the disease. Another problem is the parasite’s dormancy in the liver. Together, Castro said, that means robust surveillance systems will be critical to containing new outbreaks.Other problems include drug resistance, donor fatigue, and maintaining the political commitment to continue fighting the illness. In cases like that of Zanzibar, when the disease is at very low levels it may be hard to convince donors to continue giving and governments to continue programs that target the disease.Günther Fink, assistant professor of international health economics at HSPH, said the efforts ultimately will prove worthwhile. Malaria has significant direct costs stemming from treatment. The indirect costs are also considerable, with premature deaths, time lost from work — estimated between six and 15 days a year per infected person — and reduced productivity from fatigue and anemia once people do return. He cited a 2001 study that indicated economies grow an average of 1.3 percent slower in malaria-endemic countries than in non-malaria countries.The high cost means that investment in prevention measures such as bed nets makes good financial sense, Fink said. He estimated the cost of treating villagers in a typical 600-person community at $900 a year, compared with $750 to take preventive steps such as buying the nets, with a return on investment of 20 percent. That doesn’t even consider lives saved — at typical mortality rates, two people would be expected to die in the village each year — and increased productivity from better health.Other participants discussed other challenges, including genetically modified mosquitoes; the different characteristics of the second-most widely spread malaria parasite (six infect humans) that may make the disease difficult to eradicate; the biology of the disease’s transmission; and the opportunities presented by the rapid decline in the cost of gene sequencing.Daniel Neafsey, group leader of malaria genome sequencing and analysis at the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, said the parasite and the mosquito have a lot of genetic variability, which provides a reservoir of genetic characteristics to circumvent scientists’ efforts. The variability presents a problem to vaccine design.The advent of cheap gene sequencing may provide new opportunities to understand and fight the disease.“The cost of DNA sequencing has fallen 600,000-fold in the last 15 years,” Neafsey said. “What could we do if genetic sequencing is basically free or 100 or 1,000 times cheaper than today?”last_img read more

A quantum leap for women

first_imgAbout 30 percent of computer science concentrators at Harvard are women, but the more upbeat news is that the percentage is growing and is about twice the national average. That progress can be attributed in part to a relatively young but vibrant student organization, Harvard Women in Computer Science (WICS).Since its founding nearly four years ago, the group has posted some serious numbers. Not only has it grown to include more than 350 members and host roughly 15 events each month to provide programming at all levels, the student organization has continued to expand its horizons as well.From its original goal of creating a supportive community within computer science through networking and social events, WICS has reached out. In its second year, the group launched the annual weekend-long WECode (Women Engineers Code) conference (open to all genders), putting students from more than 40 colleges and universities together with industry leaders in small workshops and encouraging cooperation and innovation through a variety of talks, panels, and events. That same year, the group also began mentoring area middle-school students in the Girls Who Code club.For its third year, WICS leaders crafted a concrete mission statement, which can be found on its website. This year, the group took on the issue of advocacy itself, working to create programs to help other schools and other students reach out to underserved populations.The goal of this latest initiative is “basically a tool kit for computer science faculty here and to students at other universities,” said WICS co-president Jiayun Fang ’16. “Then next semester, we’ll start implementing some of these recommendations and seeing how they work on our campus.”Already, WICS has made a difference in the lives of undergraduates. “The biggest struggle in computer science is that you can start to feel your ‘otherness’ pretty quickly,” said Amna Hashmi ’16, a computer science concentrator and one of the co-chairs of this year’s WECode. She recalled an internship at Microsoft where she was on a team of 25 — and one of only two women — and described yearning for a “sense of community, which Women in Computer Sciences addresses.”For Hashmi, the group has been pivotal in both her education and future career. Her discovery of the field came later than for some. “I never knew I was going to be in computer science,” she said. “I didn’t know anyone who did CS and didn’t consider it for myself. I took CS50 on a whim freshman year and absolutely fell in love with it.“I liked the feeling that I was thinking logically and sequentially, that I was writing programs. I knew that for every progressive CS course I was taking, I had more skills,” Hashmi said. However, the field had another, less positive effect on her. Although the junior credits her all-girls high school with developing her confidence, “I really struggled with answering questions and speaking up” in computer science classes, she said. “I was quite surprised because I didn’t do that in other classes.”WICS’ outreach projects to younger students aim to nip this in the bud. “There was an initial attitude of, ‘This is something I can’t do,’” recalled Ramya Rangan ’16. Rangan, the group’s co-president, was one of the first teachers with Girls Who Code. Although she doesn’t recall the specifics of what they taught the middle-school students during their weekly three-hour meetings, the fact that the group existed had an impact. “What they developed is a sense that they could learn these things if they tried,” she recalls.For Fang, this sense of empowerment reaches beyond the classroom. Fang was pre-med before a three-month summer internship in Bangalore with Jana Care Solutions. Jana Care is a small startup launched by the MIT Media Lab that focuses on Internet and mobile-application management of diabetes, enabling diabetics to better manage their own health.“This internship made me realize I could pursue what I really loved about taking care of people while not having to go to school for another 10 years,” said Fang. Computer science, she said, gives her “the ability to make an impact, make the world better, and at a faster rate, and not be limited by my own presence. I could release an app or a website to the world.”“What’s really interesting is watching them branch out,” said Margo I. Seltzer, the Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, one of two advisers to the group. “They started to bring the women together so they didn’t feel alone, and now they’re really getting to the heart of some of the challenges.”last_img read more

Transformation in Action: The McLaren Digital Transformation Story

first_imgJust over 50 years ago, Bruce McLaren and his newly formed racing team set out to design and build Formula F1 racing cars that would bear the McLaren name. Armed with an immense passion for racing and a willingness to push the boundaries, the McLaren team work tirelessly to perfect their racing ability and dominate the sport. With 20 World Championships and 182 Grand Prix victories, the McLaren name is synonymous with the winning spirit of auto racing.Today, McLaren’s success extends far beyond the race track. Leveraging the same sensor technology that powers their race performance, McLaren is using predictive analytics and biometric data to drive game-changing innovations across other industries.I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Edward Green, Principal Digital Architect of The McLaren Group, to discuss McLaren’s digital transformation journey and what they learned along the way.When did you realize that digital transformation was no longer an option for McLaren? What was the driving factor?Digital transformation has been a natural part of our business for over 30 years, and as such has become part of our core DNA. From the early days in F1, we have always sought to find a competitive edge, capturing, analyzing and presenting data to find marginal gains on track. Transforming what we do has to have a direct correlation to on-track performance.Off track we have simulated, modeled, and predicted data, not only in F1, but across industries. We then applied this learning to other sectors including healthcare and public transportation. Across the rest of the business groups we must react to the pace of change and the level of customer demand. Hiring staff and developing talent has put pressure on our systems and tools. As such, transforming the way we do business is critical to ensuring we can sustain a pace of growth and satisfy demand. Operational technology and processes are often looked at first as a way to make efficiency savings, which mean we can operate in a more agile and responsive manner to our business requests. What were the biggest obstacles you encountered as you began your own digital transformation? How did you overcome those obstacles?Our legacy is growing and will continue to do so. It is hard to find the time in a busy technical landscape to migrate legacy systems used by few users. In some cases, those users are historic racing cars, which we need specialized dedicated hardware to keep running for classic and heritage display events. This continues inside the enterprise as more and more applications are bespoke and custom in-house developments by software teams are made. We are looking to take API driven approaches across systems in places where we can make use of common systems at a group level. Rather than replacing, we will look to renovate and create digital foundations which we can then build upon. Building relationships with end user communities through direct technical peering, or leveraging our partner community of experts, enables us to talk the same language as our diverse user communities. In addition, we have made investments in our technical estate with Dell and our VXFlex environment, allowing us to create a digital platform, which can provide cloud-like services for users, whilst harnessing performance and providing low latency for on premise systems. One of the biggest obstacles continues to be cybersecurity, which can often seem to slow down transformation. We have partnered and bolstered internal capabilities. Our logs and cloud infrastructure are analyzed by our partners at SecureWorks, whilst teams onsite work directly with users. With confidence that our partners are keeping us secure and providing actionable insight, our cyber teams can work with users to help understand their case for transformation or where legacy systems need to be migrated. What has been the biggest improvements McLaren has seen in their business because of your digital transformation? Any improvements you did not expect?Our culture has become more open and users spend more time engaging with each other around business challenges and not solely technical issues. As an IT team, we feel closer to the business and staff can now see or recognize the value of their work. With better planning, we have improved agility to respond and design future state architectures for the business to make better use of. This gives us greater time to react to market changes and stay ahead of our competition. An improvement we didn’t expect was our use of estates and facilities.  We are now using more collaborative areas and work is now taking place in multiple locations. As more data and processes are transformed through automation and AI, we are spending less time working on data collection or processing and more time collaborating on the output of data.  We have also noted closer relationships between teams and within departments, resulting in tighter service delivery and easier support models. What advice would you give another business just starting their own digital transformation journey?The journey doesn’t stop! That would be the first piece of advice I would give someone looking to start their own transformation journey. That might sound scary, but it really does bring a new way of thinking and approach to business challenges. The results that come from this approach are faster and the solutions are often delivered before they would traditionally be deemed ready for consumption. Find the right people, empower leaders and encourage change. Transformation is not just about technology, building trust and finding the right people is critically important. Work closely with estates and facilities, much of the transformation activities will result in both a physical and digital change. Working as a team helps make the implementation of new solutions or environments frictionless and provides a more seamless organizational impact. Finally, digital transformation means you might find yourself talking about domains or areas of business which seemingly have little to no relevance to your day job. They might seem disconnected or irrelevant, although often lead to a better ability to put yourself in someone’s shoes for the day, or better understand their business challenge or use case.McLaren is a great example of the success that can be realized when using data to drive better business outcomes. Transforming your business and putting data to work for you can be a complex process that can fundamentally change how you operate. As with McLaren, using data can open new doors to business success. Mr. Green said it best, “Digital transformation is about having fun and creating change, it should make you curious and provide a positive business challenge.’To learn more about McLaren and the success they have seen from their own transformation, visit our McLaren customer page or visit the McLaren website.last_img read more

Beets for biofuels

first_imgBeets are producing “sweet” results with researchers at the University of Georgia.Timothy Grey, an associate professor on the Tifton campus of UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Ted Webster, research agronomist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, are collaborating on a project with Betaseed Inc. The research team is studying the production of winter-grown, energy beets for biofuel usage. If successful, this will provide farmers across the Southeast with a winter crop to grow in rotation with their summer commodities. The use of energy beets as a biofuel crop would also create an alternative to cellulosic biofuel production and would not displace the current summer crop production.“One of the things that this industry is looking at is potentially using a source of sugar to make ethanol that doesn’t involve food processing,” Grey said. “You would be taking what is classified as an energy beet and directly using that as a source of ethanol production versus having to go through the conversion process and using corn, which is much more valuable in other areas.”The project is entering its second harvest season, following a season of “promising results” in 2012. The Georgia research team produced more than the average beet yield in the Midwest, which is about 30-35 tons, Webster said.“Our best harvest was in the middle of June 2012. We were looking at about 57 tons to the acre,” said Webster, who evaluated seven different harvest times from April through August. “I think if we were able to manipulate that planting date, going after corn and getting in during September, we’ll be able to maximize our yields earlier in the season so it won’t affect transitioning into cotton and peanuts.”Grey and Webster are trying to avoid planting behind those popular commodities because of their late harvest times. If energy beets are planted earlier in the autumn season, they could be harvested earlier the following year. Planting after corn is also beneficial because it allows beet farmers to use left-over nitrogen remaining in the soil. The beets’ deep tap roots mine soil nitrates from soil depths of 8 feet.“It scavenges the remaining nitrogen in the soil that was put out on the corn and puts it to use,” Webster said. By growing energy beets during the winter, Grey and Webster can make better use of the resources at their disposal. They are taking advantage of the mild climate in south Georgia, which offers very little freezing temperatures during the winter months. If successful, planting energy beet could provide farmers a winter commodity to grow in rotation with their summer crops.“I think that this system makes sense for our growers; it allows them to take advantage of a time of year where we don’t have anything in the ground and provides them with another potential cash crop,” Webster said.While the prospect of farming energy beets is looking up for farmers in the region, he said there are concerns that still need to be addressed.“Excessive persistence from previous herbicides put out in cotton and peanuts could be an issue. There are carry over issues with establishment in some of the energy beets,” Webster said. “That’s one problem we foresee. Another problem would be some of the plant pathogens as well as nematodes.”Nematodes are round worms that feed on roots and cause galls to form. This prunes the roots and limits the amount of water the plant can access, resulting in stunted and wilted plants. When plants are weakened, other diseases may occur. While the economics of growing energy beets needs to be evaluated for south Georgia, the crop is well established in other regions of the U.S. Nitrogen, fungicide and herbicide levels are currently being evaluated and will help clarify the crop’s economic potential in the region.“In terms of production, energy beets offer a big yield and represent a second cash crop when fields are typically empty,” Grey said. “Given the world economy, growing energy alternatives to oil, which are adaptable to changes in the market will be the key to success.”last_img read more

Hollywood Insider Patricia Bosworth Hosts Rare Screening of “A Place in the Sun” at Cinema Arts

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York In another fascinating installment of Hollywood comes to Huntington, acclaimed author, actress and editor Patricia Bosworth will be on hand at the Cinema Arts Centre on March 15 for a special big screening of the 1951 critically acclaimed masterpiece, A Place in the Sun.The classic stars 18-year-old Elizabeth Taylor and Bosworth’s pal, Montgomery Clift, who was at the top of his game at age 29. Bosworth will be hosting the event in conjunction with the release of her new memoir, The Men in My Life, which just came out.Bosworth’s father, Bartley Crum, a well-known lawyer who’d defended “The Hollywood Ten” after they were blacklisted in the McCarthy era, had introduced her to Clift while she was still a teenager.“We’re thrilled to have Patricia Bosworth come to Cinema Arts Centre and put a marvelous film like A Place in the Sun into historical context, as well as the life of her friend, Montgomery Clift,” said Raj Tawney, director of publicity and promotions at CAC. “Bosworth has had a life of ups and downs like all of us, and she’s someone who has pursued her dreams with realistic results. It wasn’t all glamorous, but through her journey, she became one of the top Hollywood biographers. We’re looking forward to having Miss Bosworth share her life stories which are detailed in her new book.”Tawney credits this unique evening to Jud Newborn, Cinema Arts Centre’s curator of special programs, who will be hosting the event.“For year and years, Dr. Jud Newborn has brought Hollywood to Huntington,” said Tawney. “The list of guests is so long and legendary, an outsider would think they’re living on the wrong coast.”Newborn said that he and Bosworth chose the 1951 movie because she not only knew the troubled star but she wrote his definitive biography, which became one of her biggest bestsellers.“But there’s more,” Newborn told the Press, “because the film introduces the coming decade of repression and stultifying conformity which Bosworth covers in her acclaimed new memoir—along with the tremendous burst of wild creativity (and wild living) which that atmosphere unleashed. This was especially the case in Manhattan at the elite Actors Studio, where Patricia studied with such friends as Marlon Brando and Jane Fonda.”She later wrote biographies about them, too.“Clift—like Patricia’s beloved younger brother, whom she lost to suicide—was a closeted homosexual, tortured by the toxic climate of the era,” notes Newborn, “while other friends like Fonda shared Patricia’s struggle to burst free from the suffocating role women were supposed to conform to. A world where men dominated them and pressured them for sex, then punished them for some of the inevitable consequences, like the shame of having to endure abortions, which were illegal, humiliating and often botched procedures.”Before she became an accomplished writer—she’s been a freelancer for the New York Times, a managing editor of Harper’s Bazaar and contributing editor for Vanity Fair—Bosworth acted with Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn and Paul Muni, and was directed by Arthur Penn and Elia Kazan.“Patricia flourished,” said Newborn, “all the time fighting a secret numbness that she’s only now overcome, and brilliantly, in her liberating new memoir that reveals a life as dramatic as those of her most famous biographical subjects.”Directed by the legendary George Stevens, A Place in the Sun paired Elizabeth Taylor in her first adult role with Montgomery Clift and Shelley Winters in a griping, class-conscious tragic romance, based on Theodore Dreiser’s 1925 best-selling novel, An American Tragedy. This 1951 film, set in upstate New York, is actually a remake of Josef von Sternberg’s 1931 more somber version, which had kept the original title.Nominated for nine Oscars (including Clift for Best Actor and Winters for Best Actress), this Hollywood classic won six: Best Director for Stevens, Best Screenplay for Michael Wilson and Harry Brown, Best Black/White Cinematography for William Mellor, Best B/W Costume Design for Edith Head, as well as Best Dramatic Score and Best Editing. It lost the Best Picture nod to An American in Paris.The on-screen chemistry between Taylor and Cliff apparently worked for Hollywood, which later paired them in 1957’s Raintree County. At the time, Taylor had just finished making a movie with another closeted gay actor, Rock Hudson, in Giant.In 1956, Clift left a dinner party at Taylor’s Beverly Hills house (her marriage to Michael Wilding was on the rocks), drove down the windy road and had a near-fatal car crash, his famous face a bloody pulp. Taylor came to his rescue and kept him alive before the ambulance could arrive. When it did, it was accompanied by a pack of Hollywood photographers, but she reportedly threatened them that if they took one photo of the disfigured actor, she’d never let them photograph her again. They relented.Interestingly, Clift later starred with Marilyn Monroe in the 1961 film, The Misfits. Monroe said he was “the only person I know who is in worse shape than I am.” In 1966, Clift died in his Manhattan apartment, reportedly watching The Misfits on TV. He was 45. Monroe had died three years before in her L.A. home, reportedly an overdose. She was 36.Bosworth knew them all. But tragedy had hounded her, too. Both her father and her brother committed suicide. She named her memoir to honor them.This special evening begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Cinema Arts Centere, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. The event includes a dessert and Prosecco reception featuring local jazz guitarist Mike Soloway. Tickets are $20 for CAC members, $25 for nonmembers. As a bonus, you get a 20 percent off when you buy a copy of Bosworth’s memoir. For information, call 631-423-7611 or visit www.cinemaartscentre.org.Featured Photo: Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, starring in A Place in the Sun, photo courtesy Cinema Arts Centre.last_img read more

Gold Coast country-style lodge on market for more than $2m

first_imgMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain.The European-inspired main house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms over three levels, which are serviced by an internal lift.However, it’s the holiday cottage, 13m heated pool and tennis court that make it standout from other homes in the Hinterland.Owners Lana Lundqvist-Davis and Ross Rogers rent the self-contained cottage, known as Possum Lodge, out through bookings.com as a holiday retreat. 2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain. 2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain.A GRAND mountain lodge has hit the Gold Coast property market with a $2.55 million price tag.The 2ha Tamborine Mountain property at 2 Witches Chase was listed on Friday.Known as Cloudhill Estate, the elevated block is surrounded by Witches Falls National Park and endless country vistas. 2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain. 2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain. 2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain.center_img 2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain.Marketing agent Paul Edwards, of Professionals Kendall Real Estate, said it was peaceful, private and spacious.“It’s one of the finest properties on the mountain, there’s nothing like it,” Mr Edwards said.“And it has Possum Lodge, which rates very highly on various websites.”He said the couple loved the property but wanted to be closer to family.“I think they want to move a bit closer to the grandchildren,” Mr Edwards said.He said they had given both buildings some much-needed tender love and care since they bought the property in 2014 to refresh their styles.“It was pretty run down when they bought it,” Mr Edwards said. 2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain. 2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain. 2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain.last_img read more

ICPO: Full steam ahead in Dinagyang security preps

first_imgThe two-day highlights of the festivalare on Jan. 25 (Dagyang sa Calle, religious sadsad,sponsors’ mardi gras) and Jan. 26 (atitribes competition). The judging areas are the Iloilo CityFreedom Grandstand, corner Iznart-Solis streets, corner Ledesma-Valeriastreets, and Ma. Clara Street. If approved, the cancellation willtake effect two days before the two-day festival highlights, said Duero. Duero said the police will be strictlyenforcing, too, the curfew on minors. Of the 4,000 personnel, 2,292 arepolicemen. The rest are force multipliers (from the Philippine Army andPhilippine Coast Guard). The ICPO will also be prohibiting thecarrying of backpacks and bringing of glass bottles, pointed, sharp and bladedobjects. Over 4,000 security personnel would bemobilized, according to Lieutenant Mercylin Duero of the ICPO’s OperationsDivision. According to Duero, permits to carryfirearms outside of residences will likely be cancelled.center_img The ICPO already made such a requestto the Philippine National Police national headquarters in Camp Crame but isyet to receive a reply, said Duero. ILOILO City – Thousands of securityforces. Gun ban. Mobile phone signal shutdown. The Iloilo City Police Office(ICPO) is not leaving anything to chance in its security preparations for theDinagyang Festival 2020. Also for security reasons, there wouldbe a temporary shutdown of mobile phone signals within three-kilometer radiusof the judging/performance areas on Jan. 26. Police personnel will be divided into11 sectors, six of which will be stationed in the City Proper, and specificallyalong the Dinagyang ati tribes’ parade routes and judging areas. Drinking binges along sidewalks andstreets will be disallowed. Duero said there are specific kiosks for theseregulated by the Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. which the city government ofIloilo tasked to organize this year’s edition of Dinagyang. Terrorists could detonate improvisedexplosive devices using cell phone signals, explained the NationalTelecommunications Commission and Philippine National Police./PNlast_img read more

Super Eagles soar on FIFA Rankings

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Nigeria’s Super Eagles moved four places in the monthly Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings released by the world football governing body. The three-time African champions occupy the 31st spot in the world and third in Africa. Senegal’s Teranga Lions retained their spot as the best playing nation in the continent and 20th in the world, but are closely trailed by Tunisia’s Cartage Eagles, who moved up two spots to the 27th position. Algeria’s Desert Foxes also improved in the latest ranking moving three places to the 35th position in the world. Morocco’s Atlas Lions, despite dropping a spot to the 43rd position, completes Africa’s top five playing nations. Globally, Belgium remains the highest-ranked country in the world. France is in the second spot, while Brazil, England, and Uruguay makes up the top five.Tags: Cartage EaglesDesert FoxesFIFASuper EaglesTeranga Lionslast_img read more