Exploring Student Affairs: Services for faculty and staff

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 4, 2017 In addition to providing a variety of resources and support for students, many departments within the Division of Student Affairs have services available for faculty and staff. Health and wellnessFaculty or staff employed at least half time on the Boulder campus are eligible for Rec Center membership, including their spouse, partner and/or dependents, as well as access to other Rec resources.Wardenburg Health Services offers a number of services to staff and faculty for a fee, including injury/overuse screenings, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, the Bike Fit Program and more.Event planningCU Events Planning & Catering is your full-service planning resource for various campus or group events. Highly qualified event planners will help produce your ideal event, whether you’re planning a lunch meeting, reception or graduation event.Ralphie’s ListFaculty and staff can search for and list available rentals on Ralphie’s List, CU Boulder’s rental database managed by Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations. CU also offers university apartment options to faculty and staff with or without families. Trauma counseling and supportThe Office of Victim Assistance offers free confidential counseling, advocacy and support to all CU Boulder staff, faculty and their significant others impacted by traumatic and disruptive life events.Green Office ProgramThe Environmental Center provides the Green Office Program for faculty and staff. This educational program integrates many of CU Boulder’s campus sustainability initiatives, including transportation, purchasing, recycling and energy.Recommendation lettersCareer Services has resources and tips for faculty and staff on how to write recommendation letters for students.Exploring Student Affairs is a series for discovering the roles of Student Affairs on campus as a resource not only for students but also faculty and staff. Read more from Exploring Student Affairs: “Supporting students and colleagues through traumatic events,” “Supporting student resiliency,” “Helping students get involved,” “Talking about alcohol, other drugs,” “Recognizing and responding to stress,” “Resources to create an inclusive learning environment,” De-escalating conflictCategories:From Student AffairsAdministrationCampus Communitylast_img read more

Airbnb investor takes more pricey office space on Park Avenue

first_imgFisher Brothers’ Winston Fisher and 55 East 52nd Street (Credit: Getty Images)A private equity firm that’s one of the backers behind Airbnb is taking some more pricey office space on Park Avenue.General Atlantic, the investment firm founded in 1980 by billionaire philanthropist Charles Feeney, inked a lease to expand by roughly 30,000 square feet at Fisher Brothers’ Park Avenue Plaza, the landlord told The Real Deal.The deal brings General Atlantic’s footprint in the 45-story tower at 55 East 52nd Street to more than 93,500 square feet through 2039.Asking rent for the space was in the low $100s per square foot.General Atlantic has participated in at least two funding rounds in the home-sharing startup Airbnb: a $1.5 billion fundraise in 2015 that valued the company at $25.5 billion and another the following year that pushed its valuation to $30 billion.Airbnb is planning to go public next year.Rob Martin at JLL represented General Atlantic in its negotiations with Fisher Brothers, which was represented in-house by Marc Packman and Clark Briffel.The landlord in 2016 completed a $35 million renovation of the property, where it recently signed the financial firm Evercore to an expansion for a total of 300,000 square feet. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Tempe approves entitlements for One Hundred Mill

first_imgHayden House Tempe, LLC, a partnership between San Diego-based Douglas Wilson Companies (“DWC”) and Hensel Phelps Development LLC, a subsidiary of Hensel Phelps based in Greeley, CO, announced the name of their new mixed-use development project on the corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway, One | Hundred | Mill. The project name, which is the actual address for the project (100 S. Mill Ave.) and newly released project renderings were unveiled by the partners during a May 7 meeting with the City of Tempe where the project received unanimous entitlement approvals. Construction on One | Hundred | Mill is expected to begin before year-end with completion expected in 2017.“As the northern gateway to downtown Tempe on one of the most vibrant intersections in the state, the project at this site needed to be something we can celebrate and it is,” said Mayor Mark Mitchell. “Respecting the historic Hayden House and using this process as an opportunity to revitalize this community asset was key to One | Hundred | Mill’s success. The City of Tempe is excited to see a project that will help advance the downtown into the future, while simultaneously preserving its past.”One | Hundred | Mill is a $190 million mixed-use creative office, retail and lifestyle-hotel development located on the 2.51 acre parcel widely considered to be the gateway to Tempe’s downtown core. This landmark project consists of two towers: a 15-story 260,000 square foot Class A office building and a 15- story, 240-key boutique hotel along with 17,300 square feet of complimentary restaurants and retail space.DWC Chairman and CEO Doug Wilson explained, “One | Hundred | Mill has been well received within the market as we are raising the profile of restaurants, hotel rooms and office space in the area. Since this project will be the front door into the Mill Avenue District, we felt using the iconic address as the projects name emphasized the commitment to celebrating Tempe and everything it has to offer.”In addition to DWC and Hensel Phelps Development, the project team for One | Hundred | Mill includes contractor Hensel Phelps, Shears Adkins & Rockmore Architects, the office leasing team of Jerry Noble, Patrick Devine and Greg Mayer with Cushman & Wakefield and the retail leasing team of Brent Moser and Rhonda Diaz Caldewey with DTZ Retail.The offices at One | Hundred | Mill begin on floor eight (8) and offer abundant natural light and sweeping views of Tempe and Metro Phoenix with extensive glass lines wrap the building. Large, flexible 31,500 RSF floorplates with 10 foot finished ceilings provide the ultimate in modern work space, designed to accommodate today’s work style with amble spaces dedicated for collaboration, socialization and productivity.“The office market is in transition. New standards in design are transforming the way people work and the demand for walkable, urban settings is undeniable. Not surprisingly, One | Hundred | Mill is being very well received in the marketplace,” according to Patrick Devine, Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield.One | Hundred | Mill offers ground floor retail and restaurant spaces in both towers and the unique 10,000 square foot restaurant space in the historic Hayden House (former Monti’s La Casa Vieja). Hayden House is being repurposed to create a one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor dining destination that preserves and honors all of the historic aspects of the building while redeveloping it into a new and exciting destination along Mill Avenue. The Office Café space is a 1,000 square foot restaurant opportunity on the ground floor of the office building. Two retail components are available for boutiques and specialty shop space, the 2,400 square foot Mill Avenue Retail space on the ground floor of the hotel tower and the 3,900 square foot Rio Salado Retail space on the ground floor of the office tower, which can be further expanded with an optional mezzanine.“We’re honored to be working with the Douglas Wilson Companies and Hensel Phelps to help bring the next great Arizona dining icon to One | Hundred | Mill in what will be the signature component, Hayden House, Arizona’s longest continually occupied structure. We’ll be taking a step forward for mixed-use development in Tempe while preserving a vital piece of heritage and legacy,” according to Brent Mallonee, Vice President, DTZ Retail.The 240-room boutique hotel includes a rooftop pool, fine dining restaurant and 12,000 square feet of conference facilities shared with One | Hundred | Mill’s office tenants. Combining luxury, style and world- class service, the hotel will bring a whole new world of ultra-modern accommodations to Downtown Tempe.“The community outreach while concurrently working with the City of Tempe has been an enjoyable process for us,” said Nicholas Wilson, Managing Director of DWC. “The commitment of the residents and businesses in Tempe validates why tech companies, professional firms, restaurateurs and individuals alike are attracted to Mill Avenue to live, work and play. We are very excited to be a part of continuing the renaissance for which Tempe is experiencing.”One | Hundred | Mill is located less than a block from the METRO Light Rail system and the 3rd Street and Mill Avenue station and across the street from Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake. The development will be a stand-out project in downtown Tempe which has become a magnet for innovative businesses and retailers because of its central location within the Valley and its close proximity to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and Arizona State University.last_img read more

Justice for all: Cost of litigation

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

SA goes for software freedom

first_img22 August 2005South Africa is committed to using open-source software in government departments, with officials and software specialists meeting this week to thrash out a formal plan for its adoption.Open source software (OSS) is computer code developed by a global community of volunteers and freely available for use, modification and distribution – unlike more widely known “closed source” proprietary software.The Open Source Task Force Conference, being held in Johannesburg on Monday and Tuesday, aims to develop a framework for OSS adoption. Task team conveners Go Open Source say the plans devised at the conference will be presented to President Thabo Mbeki later this year during his international advisory commission.According to Mark Shuttleworth, South African internet billionaire, afronaut and OSS champion, open source will allow South Africa to develop its own technology skills – instead of relying on expensive imports.“Companies and countries that embrace open source can improve their efficiency and competitiveness,” Shuttleworth told Business Day. “It drives skills creation, which is a fundamental challenge facing every country.”In developed countries, the private sector drives the use of OSS to replace more expensive and less flexible branded software, Shuttleworth said. But in less developed countries the government must lead by using open source to educate young people and deliver services more efficiently.Government use of OSSMany government departments already use open source to some degree for data processing and information management, according to Business Day.This includes the new anticorruption information management system for the Department of Public Services and Administration. In a rural healthcare project, clinics book appointments with specialists at regional hospitals using cellphone messaging.The South African government is the country’s biggest spender on information technology, reports Business Day. It spend millions every year on software for almost 400 000 PCs.The State Information Technology Agency’s policy is to use open source wherever it proves more cost-effective or more adaptable than proprietary packages. It introduced the policy in 2003 after receiving a R485-million bill from Microsoft for three-year licences for 100 000 operating systems, desktop suites and internet technologies.Officials attending the Go Open Source conference will be urged to draw up plans to turn talk into action.“I hope we will emerge with an action plan for each government department,” Shuttleworth told Business Day.The conference will also be attended by firms able to offer technical support. Hewlett-Packard project director for emerging markets Clive Smith says only free-to-adapt OSS will allow the creation of lower cost, local language and customised systems.Software Freedom DayMeanwhile, the worldwide Software Freedom Day is to be celebrated on 10 September 2005, with the Go Open Source campaign coordinating a number of events across South Africa.There will be “installfests”, where members of the public can bring their computers and get help installing and using Linux and open source software. Each event is to be hosted by local Linux User Groups, with Go Open Source providing additional support.“We have around 200 registered teams this year from all over the world,” says Henrik Nilsen Omma, president of the non-profit Software Freedom International, official organisers of the event.The biggest change from last year, says Omma, is the sponsorship of Canonical, who are shipping about 15 000 CDs to teams worldwide. The custom-made CD will include a Live Linux image and Windows open source software.“In 2004 the pioneering teams put in a great effort in burning all their own CDs, which was great, but this year we look forward to a more uniform and professional CD to give to the public.”“We are pleased to have a wide distribution of teams,” Omma says. “The interest from the African continent has also been impressive this year.”African countries taking part include Benin, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Zimbabwe.EventsIn Johannesburg, LinuxChix Africa will celebrate Software Freedom Day at Wits University with presentations by guest speakers, an installfest and OSS handouts. There will also be quizzes and games, a poetry session, a dance performance, and even a play performed by students titled “Imagine a Future Without Linux”.In Pretoria, the Innovation Hub will offer guest speakers, an installfest and free CD handouts.In Potchefstroom, the Open Cafe will offer free internet access, Linux installs, OSS and a bring-and-braai. The cafe will also screen RevolutionOS, the award-winning documentary about the open source movement, and launch a new Creative Commons multimedia room.In Durban, Free Culture South Africa is hosting a public lecture and FOSS exhibition at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The lecture will be given by OpenOffice.org South Africa founder Craig Adams and the exhibition will include posters, flyers and software handouts.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Reddit’s mobile apps now let people view only visual posts, block ads through in-app browser

first_img Posted on 19th December 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingReddit’s mobile apps now let people view only visual posts, block ads through in-app browser In a redesign of its mobile apps announced on Monday, Reddit will add an option for people to only view non-text posts, which could help its fledgling video advertising business, and support for Apple’s Safari View Controller, which would enable people to block ads on publishers’ sites accessed through Reddit’s iOS app.The social network is also adding private messaging within its iOS app, which could pave a path to Reddit becoming a customer service channel for businesses in the same way that Twitter, Facebook’s Messenger and Facebook’s WhatsApp have or are trying to.Theater ModeReddit is commonly associated with text-laden posts and comments. But it’s also a hotbed for GIFs and meme photos. Now Reddit’s apps for Android and iOS will let people choose to see the only the visual side of Reddit through a new feature called “Theater Mode.”Reddit’s Theater Mode works similarly to the lightbox-style overlay that appears when tapping a post within Instagram’s Explore tab. When people tap on a post within Reddit’s app that contains a photo, video, GIF or other media element, that post will be enlarged and placed in a horizontal carousel of other visual posts from the corresponding feed or subreddit that people will be able to scroll through.For now, Reddit will not insert ads among the posts shown in Theater Mode, according to a Reddit spokesperson. But it’s easy to see how that could change and why Reddit would want to change it.Earlier this year, Reddit rolled out autoplay video ads to grab brand advertisers’ attention and ad dollars. Those video ads can easily stand out in a sea of text-based posts that may populate people’s feeds, but advertisers may prefer them to appear alongside other visual content because people in that context have signaled their intent in viewing visual content and may be more likely to be interested in the brand’s video ad. Additionally, displaying ads at full-screen, as with the other posts within Theater Mode’s feed as well as ads within Instagram’s and Snapchat’s Stories feeds, would boost the viewability of those ads and likely Reddit’s standing among advertisers that are increasingly mindful of whether their ads had a chance to be seen.Safari View Controller supportThe self-proclaimed “front page of the internet” also serves as a portal to other publishers’ sites through the links shared on Reddit. But now it may become harder for publishers to show ads to visitors coming from Reddit’s iOS app.Reddit is switching its iOS app’s in-app browser to Apple’s Safari View Controller. As a result — and as is also the case for Twitter’s iOS app — content blockers that people have installed on their iPhones and iPads to disable ads, tracking cookies, autoplay videos and other content from loading on sites opened within Safari will now work on links opened within Reddit’s app. People will also be able to switch to Safari’s Reader Mode when viewing webpages through Reddit’s app, which will similarly strip those pages of ads.As much as ad blocker support poses a con for publishers, Reddit’s adoption of Safari View Controller also comes with pros. Broadly speaking, it will make Reddit’s in-app browser function the same as Apple’s native Safari browser. That means people will be able to automatically fill out forms using AutoFill, making it easier for people to sign into publishers’ sites. And if someone is already signed in to a site on the native Safari app, that sign-in will persist in Reddit’s app, rather than forcing a person to sign in again to do something like view a page on a paywalled site.Private messagingReddit’s iOS app will now let people send private messages to their friends the way they would through Twitter, Facebook’s Messenger and a host of other app-based alternatives to traditional text messaging. And like those other messaging services, Reddit’s adoption of private messaging could enable businesses to use Reddit to handle customer service inquiries. However, Reddit will first need to prove that people are interested in using its in-app chat feature and then add tools to make it easy for businesses to manage and even automate their conversations.From our sponsors: Reddit’s mobile apps now let people view only visual posts, block ads through in-app browser Reddit’s mobile apps now let people view only visual posts, block ads through in-app browserYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

Apple Is Blacklisting European Users Who Game Its App-Refund System

first_imgRelated Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#app refunds#App Store#Apple Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Apple is striking back at users who’ve figured out how to abuse its new refund policy for digital purchases in Europe—by blacklisting them from future reimbursements.To conform with the EU’s consumer protection laws, Apple rolled out a new policy last month that lets European users who purchase apps, songs, ebooks or other digital media claim refunds within 14 days of purchase. But some customers have discovered they can demand their money back on repeated purchases—apparently even if they keep the downloads. See also: How Apple’s New App-Refund Policy Could Hurt DevelopersIt may be tough to police everyone, but Apple’s ready to put the kibosh on at least the worst offenders who try to game the system. In other words, ask for too many refunds in a short time period, and the company will flag the behavior and revoke your refund privileges, iDownloadBlog reports. Apple has already sent messages to users through the App Store, alerting flagged users with the following prompt: “I acknowledge that if I download this app within fourteen days of tapping ‘Buy,’ I will no longer be eligible to cancel this purchase.” The user then has the choice of canceling the download or acknowledging the message to proceed while waiving the right to any refund. https://twitter.com/rosyna/status/554752303794647040/photo/1Clearly the company doesn’t want users treating the refund policy like a trial period for paid apps or to let unscrupulous types get away with shady practices. Its latest move seems designed to nip that in the bud. While the refund policy and its woes remain limited to Europe for now, the company could be eyeing it as a test of sorts for more universal changes down the road. In that way, how Apple handles refunds abroad could influence the way it approaches its App Store policies at home, which can directly affect the developers who stock its digital shelves everywhere. Photo by Ben Husmann; screenshot courtesy of Twitter user Rosynacenter_img adriana lee Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Rosenior Having Fergie around at Man United makes sense

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson’s presence at Manchester United makes sense as it will serve as a motivational boost for the squad, says Liam RoseniorInterim manager Ole Gunnar Soleskjaer has reportedly invited his old boss back to United’s Aon Training Complex to meet the players.And Rosenior, who played for the likes of Fulham and Brighton as a full-back, believes Soleskjaer has made a good call as United attempt to recapture the glory days of the Ferguson era.“It is a unique situation but it is also a unique football club and an extraordinary man in Ferguson,” Rosenior told Sky Sports Debate.“I think one of the problems for Manchester United over the last few years is that they’ve gone away from his ethos so much and I think the fact that Solskjaer has taken the job and Mike Phelan has gone back, who is not only an outstanding coach, he’s an outstanding man too and he stands for all the right values that Man Utd are built on over the last few decades.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I think it makes complete sense. If I was in Solskjaer’s shoes, why wouldn’t you use probably the greatest manager of all time?“It’s going to be interesting at the end of the season if the results do continue the way that they do, if they stick with him [Solskjaer] and try to get that Man Utd DNA and ethos back into the football club.“For me, if you play for Manchester United and you step into that football club, you have to be aware of the history. You have to put on that shirt and be proud to wear that shirt and know what it represents. I think it is the biggest football club in the world because of the history and tradition and a huge part of that is Ferguson.“Why not use that as a motivational tool to say ‘this is what you’re representing’. Every football club has its own personality and I think they’re just getting that back. It’s going to be fantastic to see on Sunday how they do away at Tottenham.”last_img read more