Campus Q&A: New Graduate School dean feels honored to be in role

first_img Published: Aug. 30, 2019 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Scott Adler came to CU Boulder in fall 1996, when he joined the faculty as a professor of political science. He became dean of the Graduate School in June 2019.Adler served as chair of the political science department and was founding director of the department’s American Politics Research Lab. He also served as director of the Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS), 2016-18, and as director of graduate studies in political science, 2013-16.Adler earned doctoral and master’s degrees in political science from Columbia University, and his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan.As dean, Adler’s vision for the Graduate School focuses on broadening the accessibility of CU Boulder’s graduate programs to a wider range of students, while also enabling students to gain knowledge and skills that go beyond a single discipline or field of study. In this academic leadership position, Adler plans to support and expand the many successful initiatives in place to enhance the experience of graduate students and the quality of graduate education at CU Boulder. He is honored to be in this position and work with some of the finest graduate students anywhere.What attracted you to the Graduate School dean’s position?Having the opportunity to work with the spectacular group of people in creating new opportunities and training programs, and being able to send our students off to great jobs is exciting to me.I’ve been involved in graduate education since arriving at CU. Over the years, I have given considerable thought to how we could improve opportunities for our graduate students. Directing CARTSS was an opportunity to look at what we were doing in all the social and behavior sciences, so I became more involved with the Graduate School, creating new programs and training opportunities in an interdisciplinary fashion.Recently, as a member of Academic Futures, I got excited about re-imagining CU’s future and being involved in the long-term planning of a comprehensive public research university. When this position for dean opened, I jumped at it. It was an opportunity to meld all my interests together: long-term vision for the campus, the value I place on graduate education, and my interest in forward-thinking and positive change for our students. What will you miss about your work in the political science department?Being in the classroom with students. There’s nothing like that interaction. For years I’ve been teaching American politics, and right now is an especially exciting time to be studying politics. I’ll miss that. I’m hoping for the chance to be back in the classroom, particularly in interacting with graduate students in a scholarly setting. As well, I loved involving graduate students in my research. I had a big research program over the last few years, which allowed me to bring graduate students into the work I’m excited about. As a means of helping them do the work they wanted to do, we created the American Politics Research Lab several years ago. It was an exciting space where undergraduates, graduate students and faculty could come together, share ideas, help one another and build opportunities to advance, promote and integrate each other’s research. There’s nothing like that intellectual give and take. I’ll miss talking with students about their research plans, helping them develop their research agendas and cultivating them into full-fledged scholars. I’d like to continue to do this, but on a grander scale. What excites you the most about being dean of the Graduate School?The Graduate School is the crossroads of all that we do from a scholarly perspective. I’m really excited to work closely with all disciplines, departments, colleges and schools across campus and collaborate with them on exploring interdisciplinary opportunities and creating new degrees and certificate programs.What do you consider to be the hallmark of the Graduate School at CU Boulder?The Graduate School has many hallmarks. Our programs across disciplines receive top national and international recognition year after year. Our faculty bring in a tremendous amount of research funding for projects that attract some of the finest graduate students anywhere. And, our recent expansion of master’s and professional degree is significant. On top of all this, we continue to improve the experience for all of our graduate students through our peer mentoring program, our writing seminars and retreats, and our dedication to helping students prepare and explore the vast career opportunities available to them in and beyond the academy.What do you want undergraduates to know about getting a graduate degree?I want us to be connecting with potential students across the state who perhaps have not considered graduate school. There are some very good students who get a bachelor’s degree, but no one has presented the idea of going to graduate school to earn a master’s degree, a PhD or a professional degree. We should be talking to them and telling them what they gain by getting a degree beyond their bachelor’s degree. Maybe they don’t understand how the funding works or what future opportunities it will afford them. So, we’re starting to develop a plan to reach out to more of those students who haven’t traditionally thought about graduate school. Additionally, I’d like to break down barriers. For a long time, I’ve been interested in making it easier for students to move between units and get training that goes beyond their own department or college. I’d like to see more of our students take advantage of the fantastic scholarship and training available across our campus.While for years we have thought of our research as problem-oriented rather than discipline-oriented, we’ve not done the same with our graduate education and training. There are many opportunities in academe to take advantage of the interdisciplinary synergies, and I’d like the Graduate School to encourage more cross-over between different disciplines for our graduate students.When and why did you choose political science?Politics was always a topic of conversation at the dinner table in our house when growing up. By the time I was a teenager, I had worked on several political campaigns, and in college I quickly gravitated to political science as a major. I discovered I really liked the research angle in my courses.A teaching assistant in one of my classes—a graduate student—started talking to me about graduate school and guided me through the process. Faculty members in the department helped me while considering different graduate schools. Eventually I determined that if I’m going to pursue research, I would need to get a PhD. I spent some time in Washington, D.C., between undergraduate and graduate school and realized that studying Congress fascinated me. I’ve never looked back from there. What does your free time look like?I have a corgi named Albus Dumbledore, who is always underfoot. He was a rescue from the Humane Society. My family and I spend lot of time outdoors—hiking, camping, snowboarding, and taking full advantage of Colorado. Part of the reason I took this job is because I felt invested in Boulder, CU and Colorado. Categories:Faculty in FocusCampus Communitylast_img read more

Shandare Figgins, Cam Keeley and the Starting Five

first_img Connect on Linked in Shandare Figgins, Cam Keeley and the Starting Five Share on Facebook Add to Google+ Print This Post Subscribe by Email Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Jagdeep Drumgoole is a crafty playmaker who knows how and when to pick his spots. (Photo: Ron Kalasinkas)Looking back at some notable individual performances from last week.Greg Dolan 6-foot-3 Jr. G Williamsville-South Billies (A/VI): Confident shooter who can block out in-game slumps to get back on track, does not shoot his own team out of a game. Above average court vision, proficient distributor. He can get in the paint to create for himself and teammates. Range extends beyond the arc. Solid defender, rarely out of position, moves well on the flight of ball, capable of guarding opponent’s best player.  Williamsville-South hosts Aquinas, Thursday night.Jagdeep Drumgoole 6-foot Sr. G Early College Cobras (B/RCAC): Crafty playmaker who knows how and when to pick his spots to shoot, can fill it up in streaks from behind the arc. Recognizes shifts in defensive pressure and makes use of opportunities to create for teammates. Excellent reader of defensive alignments, can adjust on the fly. Stingy on-the-ball defender who does not get caught over-committing in passing lanes. Early College plays at World of Inquiry, Tuesday night.Shandare Figgins 6-foot-5 Sr. G Early College Cobras (B/RCAC): Ball-getter who wins most 50-50 situations. Solid hands, thrives in traffic grabbing the loose ball and coming out for putbacks or outlets. Above average footwork that he knows how to use to get position on would be defenders. Active leaper who combines the ability to climb above opponents while still being able to run down long rebounds. Finishes in traffic with either hand. Early College plays at World of Inquiry, Tuesday night.Tristan Flowers 6-foot-4 Jr. F Edison Tech Inventors (AA/RCAC): Active interior player who uses length and athleticism to stay in plays on the defensive end. Smooth first step. Catches well while in motion and can adjust shot in traffic. Capable of scoring after contact. Willing defender, understands trap situations, active off the ball, runs down passing lanes. Edison plays at Victor, Tuesday night.Cam Keeley 6-foot-4 Sr. F Fairport Red Raiders (AA/Monroe County): Sturdy inside/outside threat on the offensive end. Range out to the three-point arc, can knock down open jumpers within the offense, at his best creating for others. Uses strong frame to make difficult diagonal passes over half-court defenses to find open teammates. Aggressive rebounder who is difficult to displace once he gets position under the basket. Runs the floor well. Shandare Figgins, Cam Keeley and the Starting Five added by Paul Gotham on January 31, 2017View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&HealthyUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. By Paul Gotham on January 31, 2017No Comment Follow on Facebook   Early College, Jagdeep Drumgoole, Starting Five, Tristan Flowerslast_img read more

SDT refuses Leigh Day access to Shiner’s medical records

first_imgHuman rights firm Leigh Day has failed in a bid to see the medical records of banned solicitor Phil Shiner.The firm and two of its partners, Martyn Day and Sapna Malik, face a total of 19 allegations at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in relation to claims brought by Iraqi civilians against the British government.In a separate case, former Public Interest Lawyers director Phil Shiner was struck off last month after being found to be dishonest and lacking in integrity. Shiner had tried to have tribunals proceedings adjourned on the basis of a medical condition that was not disclosed to the public.At a case management hearing today it was confirmed that the Solicitors Regulation Authority holds Shiner’s medical records but has refused to release them to Leigh Day.The firm argued that the records should be disclosed as Shiner had not contested matters that may have a bearing on its case.The SRA and tribunal said that some allegations do overlap with the Shiner case but that the SDT should treat Leigh Day’s case entirely on its own merits, leaving the medical condition of the Birmingham lawyer irrelevant.The tribunal agreed, stating that the decision to find allegations against Shiner proven was made irrespective of his medical condition, as was the decision to proceed with the hearing in the first place.Even where allegations overlapped between the two prosecutions, the SDT said Shiner’s medical records were ‘not relevant’ to the Leigh Day case and could not be disclosed, even if they were to be kept out of the public domain.The SRA said there will be elements of its case that refer to events featuring in the Shiner prosecution, notably a press conference in February 2008 in which Day and Shiner appeared to raise allegations the British Army had unlawfully killed, tortured and mistreated Iraqi civilians. The prosecution will also examine alleged payments between Leigh Day and PIL.Leigh Day denies all wrongdoing.The substantive hearing is due to begin on 24 April and is set to last for seven weeks – one of the longest sittings of the tribunal since it was formed.Although Leigh Day has not secured disclosure of Shiner’s medical records, it has forced the SRA to disclose all relevant correspondence with the Ministry of Defence, MoJ, Iraq Historical Allegations Team and House of Commons defence sub committee.last_img read more

PKP PLK commissions virtual model of rail network

first_imgPOLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has awarded a consortium of Rail Management Consultants and Tata Steel Rail Consultancy a 1·57m złoty contract to create a virtual model of the rail network in Warszawa and Mazovia using RailSys software. This is intended to enable improve train planning on the region’s complex network, providing tools for simulating and optimising train paths under various traffic conditions.last_img

Cricket News KL Rahul Matches MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina In Superb Knock In Bay Oval ODI Against New Zealand

first_imgNew Delhi: KL Rahul came to the crease when India were struggling at 62/3 in the third and final ODI against New Zealand at the Bay Oval stadium in Mount Maunganui. KL Rahul shared a partnership of 100 for the fourth wicket with Shreyas Iyer and then notched up a crucial partnership of 107 with Manish Pandey as India managed to reach 296/7 after the end of 50 overs. During the course of the innings, Rahul notched up his fourth century and he continued his purple patch on the tour. When Rahul notched up a century, he joined a very illustrious list for achieving a feat that has not taken place often. KL Rahul’s century came while batting at the No.5 position and he became the second player after Suresh Raina to have hit a century in an ODI in New Zealand while batting in that position. Raina had blasted 110* during the Zimbabwe game in Auckland at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.However, Rahul also matched MS Dhoni who last made a century at the No.5 position. The former India captain blasted 134 in the Cuttack ODI against England in 2017. In that match, Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni came when India were struggling at 25/3. Yuvraj blasted 150 and Dhoni shared a partnership of 256 runs for the fourth wicket as India staged a magnificent recovery and both Yuvraj and Dhoni made a grand comeback. India reached 381/6 and England put up a spirited response to fall short by 15 runs.KL Rahul shared century stands with Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey. (Image credit: Getty Images)During the 2015 World Cup, Raina and Dhoni came together when India were 92/4 in their chase of 289 in the clash in Auckland. Raina blasted nine fours and four sixes and Dhoni gave him great company when he hit 85 off 76 balls as he hit nine fours and two sixes.Purple PatchKL Rahul has been in sublime form in the last couple of months ever since he became the wicketkeeper batsman during the series against Australia. Rahul’s knock in Rajkot helped India level the series and they won a closely fought ODI series 2-1. Speaking after the end of the series, Rahul revealed that in order to prepare for the challenges of constant change, he picked the brains of modern-day great Virat Kohli apart from watching videos of Steve Smith and Kane Williamson as well as of AB de Villiers.Also Read | KL Rahul’s Secret Of Match-Winning Knock At Rajkot – Watching Videos Of Kane Williamson And Steve Smith”I don’t think technically I have practiced anything different. I just spoke a lot more to middle-order batsmen and watched a lot of videos. I spoke a lot to Virat (Kohli) and watched a lot of videos of AB (De Villiers) and Steve Smith for that matter and how they build their innings. Kane Williamson is somebody I’ve tried to go back and watch some of his videos and see how he build his innings and how they play in certain situations. The only thing I’m trying to learn is how I can use my game and be better at a certain situation,” Rahul said in the post-match press conference. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more