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Masters

The MA in Public Policy is available as an option for students who elect to earn it as a formal credential while en route to their Ph.D. or who are opting to exit the Ph.D. program prior to completing all requirements for the PhD. In all cases, the student must meet departmental and Graduate School degree requirements for a master’s degree, including 30 earned credit hours, two full semesters of residence credit, passing an exam requirement, and completing a thesis or (thesis substitute) project.
In Public Policy, the 30 credit hours will be earned through core and elective courses, generally completed in the student’s first two years in the program. Students earning the MA while en route to their PhD must take and pass the written core exam (and complete a field exam or paper) to earn the MA credential. The format of the field paper is a critical literature review of a maximum of 40 pages (double spaced) in length.

Students nearing completion of their core courses and intending to exit the program without completing the Ph.D. may petition to the DGS to write an approved thesis substitute with an (oral) exam defense.
The oral defense will occur before at least three (3) committee members and will cover appropriate core course material from the program in lieu of sitting for the written core exam. The thesis substitute format will be determined by agreement between the student and the faculty committee and may include a literature review or discussion/research paper.

Students who decide to exit the program by completing these latter MA requirements may not later choose to continue for the PhD without taking and passing the core written exam.

The following core and elective courses are required for the MA (30 credit) degree:

PLCY 716/717, Politics, Institutions Public Policy I II (6)
PLCY 780, Normative Dimensions in Policy Analysis and Research (3)
PLCY 788/789, Advanced Economic Analysis for Public Policy I II (6)
PLCY 801, Design of Policy-Oriented Research (3)
PLCY 881 (Regression) (3)

Ph.D. elective courses (6)
PLCY 992 Master’s (Non-thesis) (3)

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20/09/2017

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Master s in Public Health Nursing (APHN) #online #master #degree #in

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Master of Science Degree
Begins every Fall (August)

As an Advanced Public Health Nurse (APHN), you will:

  • be educated in nursing, social and public health sciences
  • understand the population-focused care of vulnerable populations in rural areas
  • possess advanced skills and knowledge for leadership positions

As a graduate of the APHN Track from the UND College of Nursing Professional Disciplines. you will be able to:

  • integrate theories, research and experiential knowledge into APHN practice.
  • demonstrate advanced practice skills in the provision of population-focused care, consistent with American Nurses Association’s Scope and Standards of Practice for Public Health Nursing.
  • assume the roles and behaviors of an advanced public health nurse.
  • utilize research to effectively improve the care of populations, consistent with the APHN role.
  • effect change in public health nursing using leadership, management and teaching strategies.
  • collaborate with other disciplines and partner with communities to improve health and healthcare and to influence health policy for vulnerable rural populations.
  • contribute to the development of public health nursing policy, nursing practice and the profession.

Certification

After successful completion of your program, you will be eligible to become certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Advanced Public Health Nurse.

If you already have your master’s degree in nursing, you may pursue your APHN certification with the online Post-Master’s Certificate program .

This program was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,Health Resources and Services Administration,
Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing.

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18/09/2017

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Criminology school #justice,institute,bc,british #columbia,new #west,new #westminster,jibc,ji,public,safety,police,sheriffs,corrections,fire,paramedic,physicians,nurses,health,medical,security,emergency,driver #training,motorcycle,counnselling,aboriginal,leadership,conflict #resolution,courses,programs,certificates,degrees,school,post-secondary #institution

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Criminology

American Society of Criminology
This international organization brings together practitioners, academics and students of criminal justice focusing on the “prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency”.

Australian Institute of Criminology
The Institute aims to provide criminal justice information services, to publish criminal justice information in a variety of formats, and to inform government, the media, and the general public of issues relating to the work of the Institute and the Criminology Research Council. Criminal justice research, publications, conference information, and statistics are just some of what’s available at this impressive site.

Canadian Criminal Justice Association
The Canadian Criminal Justice Association is an independent national voluntary organization working for an improved criminal justice system in Canada.

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Blueprints for violence prevention, a collection of other violence-related resources on the Web, and access to VioLit (the Violence Literature Database) are the highlights of this site created at the University of Colorado.

Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
The Crime Free Multi Housing Program is a Crime Reduction Program designed specifically to help residential owners, managers, employees, police and other agencies to work together.

Discover Criminal Justice – Criminology Programs
An database of accredited criminology programs available in the U.S.A.

Florida Department of Corrections – Criminal Justice Links
A listing of governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations in the areas of criminal justice, law enforcement, police, forensics, corrections, and other miscellaneous links. A very comprehensive site from the Florida Department of Corrections.

Institute for Intergovernmental Research – Criminal Justice Links
Site organized into categories: National/Federal and State/Local – Florida. From the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) in Florida, USA. Check out the IIR home page for other IIR projects of note.

Justice BC – Criminal Justice Information and Support
B.C. government’s new web-based gateway for British Columbians who want information about the criminal justice system and resources.

LawCentral Canada
A portal or collection of links to law-related information and educational resources on justice and legal issues of interest to Canadians.

National Crime Prevention Council
NCPC is an American initiative whose Mission is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
This is definitely the place to start your criminology research as the NCJRS is one of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world. Includes resources on Corrections, Courts, Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice Statistics, Drugs and Crime, International, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, Victims, and more.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) “is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the state and local levels.”

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States. Includes tables and figures from several sources. Sourcebook is organized into topical sections including system characteristics, public opinion, offenses known, arrests, judicial processing, and corrections.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
The UNODC is a global organization focused upon fighting illegal drugs and international crime by strengthening international action using programs, projects and the exchange of information. Links also included to UN Treaties and Resolutions.

VERA Institute
A comprehensive site with links to pages covering all aspects of criminal justice in the United States, including government and legal information. Very up to date.

Wanted by the FBI
Features fugitives and missing persons.

World Criminological Directory
Published by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), The World Criminological Directory covers almost 500 institutes in some 90 countries, including academic institutions, governmental institutes, NGOs, private institutes, and international organizations. The World Criminological Directory covers almost 500 institutes in some 90 countries, including academic institutions, governmental institutes, NGOs, private institutes, and international organizations.

Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies Library
The Library provides the leading Canadian research collection of criminological material. Links to the UTCat, the University of Toronto’s online library catalogue; also provides free access to Crimdoc, a unique database of difficult-to-obtain criminal justice grey literature; and Juristat, the primary source of Canadian crime statistics.





09/09/2017

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Public Relations – Corporate Communications – Seneca – Toronto, Canada #public

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Public Relations – Corporate Communications (Formerly Corporate Communications – CCM)

Work Integrated Learning:

Optional Work Term

Program Description

This program is an intensive learning experience that will prepare you to be a flexible public relations and communications practitioner with excellent management, research, writing, technical and social skills. You’ll be capable of working independently and becoming productive quickly in a communications or consulting position. Employers and academics in Europe, the USA and most Commonwealth countries now recognize that the practice of public relations (corporate communications) is an applied discipline grounded in its immediate social context. To succeed in the field, practitioners need to develop and apply public relations administration skills and the knowledge of how contemporary societies work and interact with commercial, institutional and political forces and trends.

Media Communications

Consequently, your studies in the Public Relations – Corporate Communications program will provide you with a solid foundation in at least one of several bodies of knowledge before studying public relations. These include political science, economics, history, English literature, sociology, psychology, science, philosophy and business or public administration.

You’ll benefit from our commitment to experiential learning. Throughout the program, you’ll gain knowledge from other students and acquire important professional skills from hands-on exercises. You’ll also learn from expert professors. Public Relations – Corporate Communications is a career-focused program that emphasizes public relations research, a global perspective and active learning. To succeed as a student, you must be prepared to work productively and closely with other students and the professors.

In addition to tuition and living expenses, you should budget approximately $1,200 for textbooks and $500 for incidentals associated with various class and research activities.

Study in Europe

Enrol in the Public Relations – Corporate Communications program in September and you’ll have the option of completing your second semester at a “Seneca partner” college or university in Belgium, The Netherlands or France. We have exchange opportunities that allow our students to study corporate communication abroad for one semester for no additional tuition fees, while receiving full credit toward graduation from Seneca. A limited number of places are available each year and students are selected by committee.

Admission Requirements

  • A recognized degree or three-year post-secondary diploma from an accredited institution.
  • English proficiency at the post-secondary level.
  • Statement of interest
  • Writing test
  • Applicants will be invited to attend an orientation session where they will complete the writing test and submit their statement of interest.
  • Applicants will be ranked based on the strength of their statement of interest and writing test.
  • Admission to this program is competitive. Only the top ranked applicants will be offered a seat in the program.
  • Selected applicants should have a computer with contemporary word processing and spreadsheet software and a printer.

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Your Career

Focus your career on public relations management. Upon completion of our two-semester Public Relations – Corporate Communications program, you’ll be prepared for employment in a variety of sectors and organizations, including business, public relations consultancies, investor relations consultancies, professional associations, government relations consultancies and non-profit organizations. As an articulate and effective communications practitioner with excellent managerial, strategic planning, writing, speaking, technical and social skills, you’ll be well-equipped to meet the corporate communications needs of most organizations. Initially, you may accept an entry-level public relations or promotional position before moving on to a communications career in such areas as issues management, crisis communication, employee relations, media relations, financial communications and investor relations, government relations, speech writing, special event planning and spokesperson training. You may also choose to apply the knowledge gained in this program to careers other than public relations.

Work Integrated Learning – Optional

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Professional Certification

Seneca’s Corporate Communications Program is the only public relations program in Canada to be certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the world’s largest professional organization for public relations practitioners.

It is also officially recognized by the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

The curriculum has been developed based on recommendations and standards of the PRSA and the International Public Relations Association (IPRA). IPRA, a group of senior public relations practitioners from 100 countries is based in London, England. It actively engages in research and conducts an international congress every three years, with the aim of advancing public relations practice and education on a global level. Our program is guided by the recommendations of the IPRA International Commission on Public Relations Education. The training of students for the public relations profession implies curricula and internships that equip them for the kind of future environment in which they will be working, not just that which exists today.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online .

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08/09/2017

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Public Citizen #m #s #public #health

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Babies knowingly put in harm s way?

After learning of faulty equipment that could endanger babies, clinical trial leaders continued experiment, apparently didn’t alert key officials.


  • Lobbyist waivers show ethics are an inconvenience for Trump

    The White House has released waivers showing that Trump is permitting an oil and gas lobbyist to help devise energy policy, insurance lobbyists to work on a range of retirement and financial regulatory matters, and corporate lawyers to engage with their former colleagues.


  • Trump s rejection of Paris Accord is an epic blunder

    President Donald Trump will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, a major departure from our international partners and weakens efforts to curb global warming.


  • Halfway there: Nevada is 19th state to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

    With Nevada becoming the 19th state to support a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, the effort to rid politics of the corrupting influence of money has reached a milestone. The movement has support from half of the 38 states needed to enact such an amendment after it is approved by two-thirds of both chambers of Congress.


  • Will NAFTA Renegotiation Produce TPP 2.0 and Intensify Damage?

    As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to make NAFTA “much better” for working people. But Trump’s NAFTA renegotiation plan described just what the corporate lobby is demanding: using NAFTA talks to revive parts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership like expanded investor incentives to offshore jobs that could make NAFTA even worse for working people.





    08/09/2017

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  • Pasadena public library #pasadena #public #library

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    Office Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
    Operation Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
    Phone: (713) 475-7884

    PLEASE NOTE Residents who purchase City garbage bags: Please note that due to increased production costs, the price of a bundle of bags will increase to $20 each beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

    Garbage bags are available for purchase at the Water Department’s location across the street from City Hall Monday through Friday. with a one-bundle limit. Bags are also available at the Sanitation Department at 120 N. Pasadena Blvd. (behind Corrigan Center) Monday through Friday or at the Recycle Center on Saturdays between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. only. Garbage bags may only be purchased with a credit card at the Recycling Center. Recycle bags are sold only at the Sanitation Department behind Corrigan Center.

    Please review this sheet to become familiar with the expanded options available in the use of garbage containers, cost and other sanitation-related issues.

    Garbage service fees are also included in the water deposit and monthly water bills. Contact the sanitation division of the Public Works department for more information at (713) 475-7884. For a complete list of dates in 2015-2016 that are City holidays with no trash pickup, please click here.

    Resident use of landfill
    Pasadena residents are permitted to dispose of limited amounts of refuse in the city landfill each month. Residents are allowed to dump one (1) 2-cubic yd. load (approx. a 1/2 ton pickup load) of residential refuse at the municipal dump at 550 Old Genoa-Red Bluff Rd. The total amount of refuse must not exceed the height to the top of the truck frame and the refuse must be covered with a tarp. Should the amount of refuse exceed 2-cubic yards, the minimum charge may vary but starts at $37.94.

    In order to dispose of your refuse without cost, you MUST have a valid Texas driver’s license and a current original Pasadena water bill with matching water bill address that reflects your driver’s license information with you at the time you are dropping off the refuse. NO COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Commercial refuse is not permitted under this rule and any refuse that is not covered with a tarp will incur a $10 surcharge. This privilege expires 20 days from water bill due date.

    PLEASE NOTE You MUST have a hard hat and safety vest to access the landfill; these are OSHA regulations. If you do not bring these items with you, you may purchase them at the landfill. Hard hats are sold for $15.94 each and safety vests are sold for $5.31 each. They DO NOT rent or loan them out due to health reasons.

    Landfill hours are as follows. You may call 281-464-9797 for further information.

    Recycling
    The city encourages all its citizens to recycle through two programs. In a partnership with Waste Management. the City has established a recycling drop-off point:

    HOURS FOR GARBAGE BAG SALES: Garbage bags may be purchased between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. only on Saturdays. Garbage bags may only be purchased with a credit card at the Recycling Center. You must have a current water bill with a valid Texas Drivers License that matches the name on your water bill.

    Paper, Plastics, Aluminum, Glass Participants may recycle newspaper, plastic, glass, and aluminum using the bins th ere. For computer and household hazardous waste pick up, please call the Sanitation Department at (713) 475-7884 to make an appointment for pick up.
    The City has established a curbside recycling program through Waste Management that encompasses the area south of Spencer. Also included is the area north of Spencer, west of Shaver, south of Southmore and east of Richey. Residents in these areas will now have all recyclables picked up each week on Wednesday beginning Feb. 6, 2013 using single-stream collection. Please view this information sheet to see what few items you need to exclude; all others may be collected in one bag.

    New! Tips on what to include and what not include in recycling materials: Recycle Often, Recycle Right and Mixed Recycling

    For a very helpful indexing of recycling information including TV and computer recycle opportunities, materials recycling and other helpful information, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has a recycling website with many resources to help you Go Green.





    07/09/2017

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    Bettendorf Schools #bettendorf #public #library

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    See link above for times and dates
    Grant Wood Elementary | Mark Twain Elementary |Neil Armstrong Elementary

    2017-2018 School Year
    1st Day of School – Wednesday, August 23

    Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year will be opened July 6
    Current parents, beginning July 6, look for link on the left side of your Parent Portal account.
    New parents, please go to your neighborhood school to enroll your students. If you have moved over the summer, please provide proof of new residency to your student’s school building.

    Three positions in the seven-member Bettendorf Board of Education are up for election this September.

    School Board Election
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    Learn More
    Submit applications between July 10 – August 3 to the Bettendorf Community School District Administration Center, 3311 18th St. Bettendorf.

    Category: District News

    Groundbreaking for New Grant Wood Elementary

    BCSD hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new GW elementary school on July 20.

    Category: District News

    2017-2018 Events Calendars Now Available

    2017-2018 District Events Calendars are now available! Stop by and pick one up.

    Category: District News

    2017-2018 Bett School Supply Drive

    Help students start the school year with the supplies they need!

    Category: District News

    Sign Up for Run With Carl 5K / 5 Mile Run

    Sign up for Run with Carl before August 1 and get $5 off registration!





    07/09/2017

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    Master s Degree in Public Relations #public #relations #master #degree, #master

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    Master s Degree in Public Relations: Program Overviews

    Essential Information

    Many master’s programs in public relations include internship experiences during which students work with local businesses or agencies to hone their skills. Some programs allow students to focus their studies in areas such as ethics and law, crisis management or new media.

    Most master’s programs in public relations can be completed in about two years of full-time study, and some programs are offered online. Voluntary certifications are also available. In order to get accepted to a master’s degree program in public relations, students will require a bachelor’s degree and completion of a Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

    Find schools that offer these popular programs

    • Advertising
    • Health Communication
    • Organizational Communication
    • Political Communication
    • Public Relations

    Master’s Degree in Public Relations

    Courses in a public relations master’s degree program cover a variety of areas essential to a professional public relations specialist’s training. Common courses include the following:

    • Principles of public relations
    • Media relations
    • Public relations writing
    • Advertising and promotions
    • Ethical standards in public relations
    • Corporate public relations management

    Career Outlook and Salary Information

    Specialists in public relations held over 240,000 jobs in 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov ). This included those working in advertising, political and business institutions. Employment opportunities were expected to grow 6% between 2014 and 2024. As of May 2015, public relations specialists earned a median annual wage of $56,770.

    Continuing Education Information

    After earning five years of work experience and passing an exam, public relations specialists can voluntarily pursue accreditation through the Universal Accreditation Board. Some public relations specialists pursue designation as an Accredited Business Communicator through the International Association of Business Communicators, which is focused on global standards in organizational communication. This accreditation requires at least five years of experience, along with passing oral and written examinations. Students seeking additional education may pursue a Ph.D. in public relations or communications.

    A master’s degree in public relations, along with an internship, prepares students for a career working in many different kinds of positions. Earning a doctoral degree or securing a professional designation could allow for advancement in the field.

    Next: View Schools

    There are several master’s degree options for students who are interested in advertising and public relations. Find out what.

    Get information about online master’s degree programs in public relations. Read on to learn about program requirements, course.

    Master of Science degree programs in public relations teach students to meet client needs through effective communications.

    Public relations is usually offered as a four-year degree program. Continue reading for an overview of the programs, as well as.





    05/09/2017

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    Orange County – A place to enjoy life!

  • Orange County has two senior centers with a wide range of activities and events.

  • The Planning and Inspections Department supports clean water resources like Lake Orange.

  • During times of regional or personal crisis, the Orange County Emergency Services 9-1-1 Communications Center is just a phone call away.

  • Learn more about Orange County summer events from the Visitors Bureau.

  • After Independence Day, North Carolina delegates met several times in 1788-most often in Hillsborough-to discuss the newly formed United States Constitution and what would eventually become the Bill of Rights.

  • The Register of Deeds Office serves as custodian of property public records and also birth and death certificates.

  • Artistic creativity can be found in many places in Orange County, NC.

  • Orange County has several busy community centers, including the Cedar Grove Community Center.

  • Agricultural preservation plays a key role in shaping Orange County.





    24/08/2017

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  • Criminal Justice Department #criminal #justice #department, #criminal, #justice, #law, #police, #law

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    You have unlimited possibilities for success at Tennessee State University. We’re a leading institution of higher learning and provide students with the opportunity to experience academic and personal growth. You’ll receive instruction from top-notch faculty and be immersed in research, service learning, and student life activities, including internships, cultural, and study abroad opportunities.

    Undergraduate

    Graduate

    Our world-class faculty will teach you how to apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations. As a student, you will become a problem solver and critical thinker. You may begin the admissions process by submitting your application. The university also assists in providing information on financial aid services, work-study, fellowships and scholarships based on eligibility and other rules and regulations established by the agencies.

    Tennessee State University students are go by the motto: “Think. Work. Serve.” But we also realize a little fun should be part of the collegiate experience to create a holistic approach to learning. With a variety of social, professional and civic clubs for students to participate in, there are many opportunities for you to share your time and talents and enjoy connecting with your fellow students to create the work-life balance needed for success in college and beyond.

    Tennessee State University counts on the generous contributions of alumni and friends to fulfill our mission of providing a top-notch, affordable education to the best and brightest students. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. When you support TSU, you help provide critically needed scholarships, departmental support and other special project funding that benefits our students.

    Tennessee State University is engaging in cutting-edge research to address critical challenges in our society. Our research arm supports faculty and students by taking their ideas from conception to fruition in critical areas such as biotechnology, homeland security and agriculture, to name a few. Our Centers of Excellence encourage collaborative and experimental learning opportunities and help expand the boundaries of science, education and technology.

    Tennessee State University Athletics is part of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) NCAA Division Ⅰ and offers football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, track and field, golf, tennis, softball and volleyball. We provide student-athletes with a positive academic and social environment to excel on and off the field. Our mission is to blend physical, emotional and intellectual development into one experience. We not only build winning-teams, but leaders in the classroom, in the community and in your profession of choice.

    Tennessee State University is a world-class university known for academic excellence, incredible students, inspiring faculty, exceptional value and an amazing campus and community. We invite you to learn more about TSU and our academic programs, admissions process, tuition and financial aid, campus visits, student housing and more.

    Tennessee State University is dedicated to helping students develop the skills needed for the real world. Our vibrant campus life, leadership opportunities, rigorous academic programs, access to scholarships and student services are just a few of the student services we offer. We are preparing career-ready professionals today for knowledge-based jobs tomorrow. The Tiger legacy continues with you.

    TSU loves parents! And we encourage you to stay involved with your Tennessee State University student. We strive to make the transition to college and beyond flow as smoothly as possible for everyone. We’ll keep you up-to-date on campus happenings through a monthly eNewsletter, a helpful Parent Guide and through many other programs and events. We’re here to help you and your student make the most out of your TSU experience.

    At Tennessee State University, our blood runs blue! We enjoy connecting, socializing and sharing news about the great things our alumni are doing across the globe. From our annual Homecoming celebration to donor events and volunteer activities, TSU alumni always find time to celebrate what it means to be a Big Blue Tiger. We welcome you back to campus anytime to rekindle your most memorable experiences.

    Welcome to Tennessee State University, located in the heart of Nashville, one of the nation’s most progressive cities! Whether you are here for your first visit, planning a campus tour or returning after many years away, TSU welcomes you to enjoy our facilities, hospitality and our unique history and contributions.

    Tennessee State University is proud to have 1,200 distinguished administrators, faculty and staff members as part of our team. With outstanding reputations for teaching, research and service, these professionals make valuable contributions to our community of scholars and ensure that TSU is a thriving public institution of higher learning.

    Criminal Justice Department

    Equipping Students for Work in Criminal Justice

    The Department of Criminal Justice has approximately 400 students and is one of the largest programs in the nation devoted to criminal justice education.

    The Department offers both undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.C.J.) degrees in Criminal Justice. This degree is also an excellent Pre-Law major.

    The Criminal Justice curriculum contains a broad range of courses including Police Science, Social Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Law designed to equip students for work in the field of criminal justice. The Department’s wide range of academic courses are intended to achieve the following major objectives:

    • Provide students with an academic, ethical, and legal foundation for employment opportunities within the criminal justice field.
  • Foster the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):

    good communication skills (written and oral)
    improved critical thinking (problem solving and reflective judgment)
    sharpen moral reasoning
    deepen the appreciation and complexity of living in a more global society

    Campus Location:
    Department of Criminal Justice
    Crouch Hall (a.k.a. Graduate Building), 3rd floor

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
    –Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Tennessee State University has been designated a certified “Vets Campus” by the THEC, and “Military Friendly” by G.I Jobs and Victory Media.





    20/08/2017

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  • Accredited Online Public Administration Degree Programs #master #of #public #administration #online

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    Accredited Online Public Administration Degree Guide for 2015

    Public administration is the implementation of government policy in the daily lives of citizens. If you study public administration, you will learn how to manage organizations, to analyze the effects of government policies, and to use business and statistical tools to solve organizational problems. If your career goals are to help run government agencies or nonprofit organizations, you may consider studying public administration. It can be fulfilling to contribute to society through a public administration career. However, if you are not motivated by public service, this may not be the right field for you. Even so, a public administration degree will help you to develop career skills like managing, budgeting and conducting research, which you can use in other fields like business. If you choose to study public administration, your curriculum will draw from related disciplines including political science, business management and administrative law.

    Check the Guide to Accreditation in Higher Education to learn more about accreditation and how to determine if the program you select meets the necessary standards.

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    Degrees

    It takes at least four years of school in order to become a public administrator, but it could take up to eight years. To obtain an advanced position in public administration, you generally will need to earn a bachelor s degree, which takes about four years, and a master s degree, which takes two to three more years of graduate school. In addition, you may need at least one year of professional experience to be admitted into a public administration graduate program.

    Bachelor s Degree in Public Administration

    A Bachelor of Arts (BA) focuses more on liberal arts, so you can explore other academic areas in addition to public administration. The BA is preferable if you want to go on to graduate school in the future.

    A Bachelor of Science (BS) has more science and mathematics courses, which will give you a technical background. The BS is preferable if you want to get an entry-level job in public administration.

    • Length of study: 4 years (120-130 hours)
    • Coursework: economics, government, leadership, law, research design, environmental planning, nonprofit management, public health policy
    • Employment prospects: Most careers in public administration require a graduate degree. But a bachelor s degree can qualify you for entry-level positions as a policy research associate or administrative assistant at a government agency.

    Master s Degree in Public Administration

    A master s degree in public administration is a graduate-level degree that will greatly increase your job prospects in the field. For most public administration careers, you will not need to continue your education beyond a masters degree.

    Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs focus on developing organizational management skills. This option is the best choice if you want to manage a government or a nonprofit organization.

    Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs train students to research, analyze data and make policy recommendations. This option is best if you want to research for nonprofit or government organizations.

    Master of Public Affairs (MPAFF) programs are similar to the MPA and MPP programs. Some programs focus more on management while others are more research-oriented.

    Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs train students in business skills such as finance, accounting, management and human resources. This option is best if you want to pursue a business career in the private sector.

    • Length of study: 2-3 years (48-72 credit hours)
    • Coursework: management, leadership, statistics, economics, finance; some programs require an internship with a government agency or nonprofit organization
    • Employment prospects: legislator, executive director of a nonprofit, government consultant, human resources manager

    Doctoral Degree in Public Administration

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs in public administration focus heavily on developing research and teaching skills. A PhD is preferable if you plan to enter academia or to work in an advanced research position.

    Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) programs are less common than PhD programs. They train students in the practical application of theory and research. If you plan to pursue a management career, a DPA is the best option.

    • Length of study: 4-7 years (72-90 credit hours)
    • Coursework: public policy, management, economics, research methods, statistics; some specialization in public policy, management or related fields like environment or healthcare
    • Employment prospects: professor, nonprofit executive director, high-level policy researcher, elected government official

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    Samantha Hardingham – AA Interim Director

    We are delighted to announce that starting 01 August 2017 Samantha Hardingham (AA Dip 1993) is the Interim Director of the Architectural Association. Samantha Hardingham is an architectural writer, editor and curator. Her most recent and celebrated work is the award-winning, two-volume anthology Cedric Price Works 1952-2003: A Forward-minded Retrospective published by the AA/CCA in October 2016. Samantha has a wide-ranging knowledge and understanding of the AA having been a design studio tutor across all undergraduate years at the AA since 2008, as well as chair of the AA’s Undergraduate Management Committee since 2015 and member of the Senior Management Team. As Interim School Director she looks forward to leading the AA in this very special year as the school celebrates a centenary of women at the AA, with the culmination of the AA XX 100 project.
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    ADMISSIONS AND APPLICATIONS TO THE AA SCHOOL

    Our admissions office is open all year round for any enquiries and further information.

    Prospective students are invited to submit an application for the 2017/18 academic year. Please see the Undergraduate Application and Graduate Application pages for further details, entry requirements and the online forms.

    The official application deadlines for 2017/18 have passed. However, we welcome late applications. Please submit your online form and hard-copy portfolio ASAP.

    Make global discoveries connections at AA Visiting Schools around the world.

    Waterworks transports architectural design back to its origins, tackling social-agricultural realities by offering participants a unique opportunity to work alongside local producers, architects, scientists, horticulturists and the larger community.





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    Work Closely with Public Health Thought Leaders

    Receive personalized attention, mentorship and guidance from renowned public health leaders — individuals who are called upon to serve as advisors for government agencies and private organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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    We pursue breakthroughs in areas such as tobacco policy, health and human behavior, human rights, environmental science and others. That means when you study with us, you experience cutting-edge education and make connections with thought leaders at a world-class research institution. Ultimately, you learn to see solutions where others cannot. It’s an advantage that’s unmatched by any other online MPH program.

    Expect a High Level of Personalized Support

    Our enrollment advisors, academic advisors, career counselors and practicum coordinators are personally invested in your success. That means when you choose USC’s MPH, you’ll benefit from customized academic advising, specialized practicum advisement — for local and global opportunities in your area of interest — and personalized career counseling.

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    Additionally, our MPH program leverages a convenient “all-in-one” online learning environment. The interactive, user-friendly system connects you to instructional content, live sessions with faculty members and real-time discussions with your classmates. It also connects you to a 24/7 help desk. When it’s 2 a.m. and you experience a technical glitch, we’ll be available to resolve any issue.

    Create Your Own Public Health Education Experience

    Putting knowledge into practice is what drives public health. That’s why the cutting-edge coursework in our MPH does more than elevate your core competencies in the field. It immerses you in case-based, real-world projects. It gives you the power to tailor your studies in an area of your choosing: Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Health Education and Promotion, Global Health Leadership, GeoHealth or Health Services and Policy.

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    It also provides you the opportunity to complete a hands-on practicum — either local or global. In other words, you’ll have a variety of opportunities to integrate and enhance what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it in the field.

    Network with Trojans Around the World

    USC is a personal and professional community. A place to build a foundation for your future. We have more than 379,000 alumni worldwide, and faculty-led projects around the world. The connections you make can propel your professional development and career.





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    Photography – Digital Media #moca, #cacv, #contemporary, #arts, #museum, #studio #school,

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    Photography Digital Media

    Members must login to receive membership discount.

    Summer 2017 registration opens for Members on Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31 for Nonmembers

    Summer 2017

    Nifty 50: Getting the Most Out of Your Prime Lens

    Instructor: Judith Soule
    Learn the different characteristics and explore the versatility of the 50mm lens, especially the advantages in low light. A fixed focal length lens forces you to move around in order to achieve the composition you want, allowing you the flexibility to get in close to capture details or pull back and tell more of the story with a wide angle shot. You will leave this workshop with the confidence to carry just one lens to do it all, no matter your photography style! Students must have taken Photo 1: Intro to Photography or have permission from the instructor to take the course. Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.
    Members $60, Nonmembers $75

    July 28
    Friday, 9:30- 3:30pm
    1 day workshop
    SM1729

    Introduction to Digital Photography I

    This class presents a solid foundation of digital SLR camera use through in-class demonstrations and lectures as well as hands on classwork and homework. Lectures and assignments cover manual shooting modes, image storage capabilities, file types, menus, exposure, light, shutter effects, and the resulting creative possibilities. A digital SLR camera is preferable but any camera with manual capabilities will work as well for this class. No previous camera knowledge or experience is required. Photo editing skills will not be covered in this class. Please bring the manual that came with your camera to the first class. The book Understanding Exposure, 4th Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera by Bryan Peterson is required.
    Members $115, Nonmembers $130

    July 11 to August 22 (No class August 1)
    Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am
    6 Weeks; Beginner
    Instructor: Lauren Keim
    SM1714

    July 11 to August 15
    Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
    6 Weeks; Beginner
    Instructor: Judith Soule
    SM1715

    July 12 to August 23 (No class August 2)
    Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am
    6 Weeks; Beginner
    Instructor: Lauren Keim
    SM1716
    FULL

    Beyond the Basics: Introduction to Digital Photography II

    Instructor: Lauren Keim
    This course will build upon the material covered in Intro to Digital Photography I and meets at MOCA. Students will use the technical knowledge from the first class to deepen their understanding of how camera settings can artistically impact the final image. Learn how to manipulate light and create compositions that strengthen your images. Through discussion, photo critique and weekly assignments, we will explore a combination of technical and creative elements designed to create stronger, more intentional photographs. In-class videos as well as hands-on activities will further reinforce concepts presented throughout the series. It is recommended that students have a white balance 18% gray card for class, and a 50mm prime lens. Please bring your camera to the first class. Participants must have taken Introduction to Digital Photography or have permission from the instructor to take the course.
    Members $115, Nonmembers $130

    July 13 to August 24 (No class August 3)
    Thursday, 9:30-11:30am
    6 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
    Instructor: Lauren Keim
    SM1717

    On Location: Introduction to Digital Photography II

    Instructor: Judith Soule
    This course is a continuation of the Introduction to Digital Photography class and meets off site at designated location. Students will learn how to be more creative with their digital photographs by further exploring light and composition as well as additional camera settings and shooting in black and white. The emphasis of this class is shooting photographs. Students will be given shooting assignments during class to help them learn new techniques. Students must have taken Intro 1 or have permission from the instructor to take this class. Knowledge of photo editing software is helpful but not required. The book Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision by David DuChemin is required.
    Members $115, Nonmembers $130

    July 12 to August 16
    Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    6 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
    SM1718
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    Introduction to Lightroom

    Instructor: Judith Soule
    Adobe Lightroom is essential software for both amateur and professional photographers wanting to manage and edit their photographs. The focus of this class will be on learning to download, organize, manage, develop, and present your photography, ensuring a smooth transition to a managed photography workflow. Students will need to bring a laptop computer to class loaded with the latest version of Lightroom as well as the book The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (current version) Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby.
    Members $115, Nonmembers $130

    July 10 to August 14
    Mondays, 9:30-11:30am
    6 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
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    Private Lessons

    Having trouble matching your schedule with our current photography offerings? Get one-on-one instruction in Photography and/or Photoshop related areas that meet your specific photographic needs and goals. Date and time of lessons to be determined by the student and instructor. Lessons must be scheduled for a minimum of one hour, but may be billed in 1/2 hour increments thereafter. Private lessons should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance if possible. All private lessons must be cancelled at least 4 days (96 hours) prior to the scheduled lesson to avoid being charged.

    Members $45 per hour for one person or $60 per hour for two people
    Nonmembers $60 per hour for one person or $75 per hour for two people





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    Master of Public Policy

    Program Description

    The Master of Public Policy (MPP) provides students with opportunities to conduct research and contribute to the study of public policy and the application of policy expertise in the real world. Students graduating from this program possess the research skills necessary to play integral roles in the civil service, research organizations and industry associations. Top students from this program may go on to doctoral programs in public policy.

    The program is designed so that students can finish in as little as 16-24 months of studying full time. Upon entry into the program, each student is assigned a research advisor and an advisory committee.

    Students entering the MPP program are required to participate in the Get Connected! academic orientation for new students, which is held in early September.

    The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) made changes to the MPP program, which took effect for students who began in the fall 2011 semester. Those MPP students who started the program prior to then will be required to meet the program as it was constructed when they were admitted.

    Research

    As one of Canada’s leading schools for policy analysis and research, the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is making a difference by concentrating its research capacity on three main priority areas:

    JSGS faculty are committed to encouraging student involvement on research projects, grant applications, seminar series, and other opportunities for knowledge translation. As such the school has on average three to five fully funded fellowships to support Master of Public Policy students ($20K over 16 months) and doctoral students ($23K annually for three years).

    Reseach Supervisors

    It is not necessary to find a potential supervisor before you begin an application. The list below though may be helpful to learn about the individual research interests of our faculty.

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    Management – Business Consultant Insurance #management, #consultant, #consultants, #insurance, #public, #liability,

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    Management and business consultant insurance

    Professional indemnity insurance

    Professional indemnity insurance covers the cost of defending your business against allegations of professional negligence (such as giving your client incorrect or wrongful advice) and any compensation or damages subsequently awarded against you.

    Example of claims include:

    • You produce a report for a client on restructuring their operations to lower costs. The changes directly attributable to the recommendations you have made result in higher costs for the client and they take legal action against you for the poor advice.
    • You produce a strategy report for a client in relation to growing their sales, but the tactics end up losing them business. They take legal action against you to recover the lost income.

    This is essential insurance for all management advisors and business consultants and insurance cover is available with limits ranging from £50,000 to £5m.

    Public and product liability insurance

    Public and product liability insurance covers the cost of defending your business (including damages awarded against you if unsuccessful) if someone is injured, or their property damaged, which arises from you going about your business or supplying products.

    Examples of claims include:

    While visiting a client’s office, you accidentally spill a cup of coffee over their smartphone and laptop. You are sent an invoice for the cost of replacing them.

  • A client slips on a wet floor and injures themselves while visiting your workplace. They make a personal injury claim against you seeking compensation.
  • If you regularly visit client premises as part of your consulting activities, you may need this cover. Limits range from £1m to £5m.

    Employer’s liability insurance

    Employer’s liability insurance is a legal requirement if your business has employees. It covers your business against claims for injury or illness suffered by employees arising from their employment.

    An example of a claim would be:

    • An employee trips over a computer cable at your office and is unable to work for several weeks due to the injury. They make a personal injury claim against you seeking compensation.

    If your consultancy employs staff, you need this cover. Cover for £10m.

    Office insurance covers your office buildings, office contents and computer equipment against accidental damage (including theft) whilst on your business premises. You can also choose to cover your business equipment (such as laptops and mobile phones) on a worldwide basis, and insure your business against loss of income and/or additional trading expenses following events such as damage to your property.

    Directors and officers insurance

    Directors and officers insurance covers the costs of defending you as a director or officer of your company against allegations of wrongful acts and any damages subsequently awarded against you. Cover is also provided in respect of the legal costs and expenses of defending actions for disqualification as a director, investigations and extradition proceedings. If you are a director of a business or management consultancy, you may want to consider this cover. Limits range from £100,000 to £5m.

    Occupational personal accident insurance

    Occupational personal accident insurance provides a weekly payment if you are unable to work due to temporary total disablement (subject to a 14 day deferment period).

    In the event of loss of limbs, sight, speech, hearing, permanent total disablement or death, a lump sum would be paid out.

    If you would struggle to maintain an income if you were unable to work following the accident, you should consider having occupational personal accident insurance to help ease the financial burden. Limits from £100/week to £500/week for temporary total disablement (£25k lump sum to £100k lump sum for permanent total disablement).

    Legal representation and employment disputes insurance

    Legal representation and employment disputes insurance pays your legal and representation costs, together with any award you are required to pay, following an employment dispute – for example, with another dance teacher that you employ in your business. It also pays costs and expenses for certain crisis management, identity fraud, official investigation, corporate manslaughter, pollution and data protection issues. Limit of £100,000.

    Cyber and data risks insurance

    Cyber and data risks insurance pays the costs of restoring data and equipment, informing clients, meeting ransom demands and loss of your net profit following a cyber attack. It also pays your legal defence costs and damages you are legally liable to pay to other parties. If you hold confidential information about your clients and their projects on computers and other internet connected devices, you should consider to this cover.

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    The Rutgers School of Public Health does not discriminate in admissions or access to its programs and activities on the basis of race/color, ethnicity, national origin, religion/creed, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.

    Applications for admission to the Rutgers School of Public Health are encouraged from qualified college graduates with a Baccalaureate degree who desire training in the disciplines of public health and who have realistic plans for utilizing what they learn. Most students are admitted in matriculated status in the MPH, MS, or PhD degree programs. Applicants are accepted to a specific department on a specific campus. A smaller number, often those not meeting all of the admission criteria, are admitted in non-matriculated status. These students normally are permitted to take up to 12 credits of coursework and, if they achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, to matriculate in the MPH program. The School also accepts visiting students and certificate students for limited amounts of coursework. Upon receipt of an acceptance letter, students are required to send a non-refundable $100.00 seat deposit to the campus that they will be attending, which is applied to the first tuition bill when the student registers. The check is payable to Rutgers School of Public Health.

    Application is administered through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) except for students in a dual degree, residency, or fellowship program, as well as those having Rutgers faculty status, and students applying to a certificate program or seeking non-matriculated status. If you fall into any of these categories, please contact the Campus Office for the campus of interest.

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    06/08/2017

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    PhD in Public Health: Online Degree

    Find schools that offer these popular programs

    • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
    • Environmental Health
    • Health Physics
    • Health Services Administration
    • International Health
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Medical Scientist
    • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
    • Public Health Education
    • Public Health Medicine, Treatment

    Essential Information

    Online doctoral degree programs in public health are not common. The few available programs are designed for professionals who have many years of experience and would like to advance to leadership positions. These programs confer with a DrPH or a Ph.D. in Public Health degree.

    Most coursework can usually be completed through distance learning, though short residency workshops are typically required. Also, on-campus attendance is normally necessary for comprehensive examinations, meetings with one’s dissertation committee and the formal dissertation review. Exams may also be required to be taken on campus.

    Students may be allowed to complete a set of electives in a chosen specialization area, such as epidemiology or community health education, although some schools may not have as wide a range of online elective choices compared to campus-based class options.

    Doctoral Degree in Public Health

    Courses included in online doctorate programs in public health, including the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Health and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), often incorporate leadership and management, epidemiology and ethics. Through classes in these areas, students can learn how to be influential leaders in the field of public health and advance their professional academic, research or healthcare careers. Students interested in this program may also be interested in an online Ph.D. program from a related area, such as public policy and administration.

    Learning Environment

    Many online Ph.D. and DrPH programs allow for the majority of the coursework to be completed online. However, some components of the program may have an on-campus requirement, such as the dissertation presentation and defense. Most programs also require students to pass a comprehensive exam or complete a doctoral dissertation. Some schools organize students into defined groups or cohorts who work together during their academic career.

    Common Coursework

    Online doctoral programs in public health do not typically have general education requirements. Students may conduct research, as well as learn about health policy, public politics, leadership and other related areas.

    Epidemiology

    Students will study disease patterns in communities through research and analysis. Students may utilize computer modeling to define patterns and facilitate investigation. Some classes focus on specific diseases or specific populations.

    Law and Ethics

    Students will examine the legal system in the United States and how it applies to healthcare. Ethics surrounding patient care and management are often explored in such classes. Students will also consider various health insurance companies, as well as their ethics and legality.

    Leadership and Management

    Students will learn how to develop effective collaboration between groups and individuals to enhance company efficiency. Classes also explore change management. In addition to face-to-face interactions, students will also explore social networking and other technologies.

    Career Information for Graduates

    Graduates from doctoral degree programs in public health may seek careers as health educators or medical and health service managers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicted that between 2014 and 2024, employment opportunities for health educators would increase by 12%, while medical and health service managers would see a 17% increase (www.bls.gov ). In 2014, the BLS reported that health educators earned an average salary of $56,690, while medical and health service managers averaged at $106,070.

    Amongst health educators, the BLS reports that individuals with a doctoral degree can pursue careers teaching at the postsecondary level. As of May 2015, there were 178,900 health specialties teachers at the postsecondary level who earned an average salary of $114,510.

    Continuing Education

    Many in the health services and education field seek professional certification to advance their career, such as the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Medical and health service managers can work toward a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification administered by the American Health Information Management Association.

    Professionals who wish to further their careers may opt for an online doctoral degree in public health, which typically covers leadership and management, epidemiology and ethics. Graduates may become educators or medical and health service managers.

    Next: View Schools

    See our list of the top free online public health courses. Learn about what courses are available and what topics they cover to.

    Learn about important considerations when selecting an online accredited public health school. Read on to get an overview of.

    A bachelor’s degree program in public health is designed to provide students with the educational background, skills and.

    A public health master’s degree program focuses on the conditions and needs of working in a community health center or another.

    Areas of study you may find at University of Connecticut include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Associate, Bachelor
    • Medical and Health Professions
      • Clinical Laboratory Science Professions
      • Communication Disorders Sciences
      • Dental
      • Medical Administrative Services
      • Medical and Health Preparatory Sciences
      • Medical Assisting
      • Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Professions
      • Nursing Professions
      • Nutrition Services
      • Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration
      • Public Health and Safety
        • Public Health Medicine, Treatment
      • Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Professions

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    7 Wayne State University

    Areas of study you may find at Wayne State University include:
      • Graduate: Doctorate, First Professional Degree, Master
      • Post Degree Certificate: Post Master’s Certificate, Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      • Undergraduate: Bachelor
    • Medical and Health Professions
      • Clinical Laboratory Science Professions
      • Communication Disorders Sciences
      • Health and Fitness
      • Medical Administrative Services
      • Medical Assisting
      • Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Professions
      • Medical Residency Programs
      • Mental Health Services
      • Nursing Professions
      • Nutrition Services
      • Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration
      • Public Health and Safety
        • Environmental Health
        • Health Physics
        • Medical Scientist
        • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
      • Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Professions

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    8 Indiana University

    Areas of study you may find at Indiana University include:
    • Medical and Health Professions
      • Communication Disorders Sciences
      • Health and Fitness
      • Optometric and Ophthalmic Services
      • Public Health and Safety
        • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
        • Public Health Medicine, Treatment

    Get Started with Indiana University





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    25 Accredited Public Relations Schools in California #colleges #with #public #relations

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    Public Relations Schools In California

    There are 25 accredited public relations schools in California for faculty who teach public relations classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of public relations and public relations training in California, which includes public relations training at the following levels:

    • Public Relations Certificate
    • Associates degree in Public Relations
    • Bachelors degree in Public Relations
    • Masters degree in Public Relations

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    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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    1700 Lida St, Pasadena, California 91103

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    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

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    One University Dr. Orange, California 92866

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    8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823-5799

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    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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    15744 Goldenwest St. Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710

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    7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, California 92108-4423

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    4901 E. Carson St. Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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    855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029

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    1170 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102-4908

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    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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    4000 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, California 93033-6699

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    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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    1570 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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    24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, California 90263

    55 U.S. News National University Ranking

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

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    14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

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    16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, California 92618

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    415 Jackson Street, San Francisco, California 94111

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    3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704

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    Professional Trends

    California Vs. National Public Relations Employment

    Of all of the public relations professionals in the country, nearly 12% are in the state of California.

    Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In California

    Educational Trends

    The number of students graduating from the 25 accredited public relations schools in California is increasing. In 2006, 392 students graduated from public relations courses in California. And in 2010, 551 students graduated.

    Thus there was a 41% percent increase in the number of public relations school degree or certificate graduates in California. 40% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in public relations.

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    Health Sciences Degrees: Studying Biomedical Systems

    Health science degree programs help prepare students for careers in the health care industry or for graduate studies in health-related fields. The development of health science programs has required figuring out what kind of undergraduate training a student should receive, especially since many health care jobs now need a graduate degree, all of which can be attained from an accredited school or college. As a result, the degree is often interdisciplinary and can go by other names, such as health science, biomedical sciences or physiology. Health degrees remain popular because of the flexibility of career choices it provides for college graduates. Students can either choose a specialization or take classes that will give them a general background for health they can later use to pursue careers in medicine, pharmaceuticals, dentistry or public health.

    Health Science Degree Information

    Health sciences programs help prepare students for careers in the health care industry or for graduate studies in health-related fields. The development of health science programs has required figuring out what kind of undergraduate training a student should receive, especially since many health care jobs now need a graduate degree, all of which can be attained from an accredited school or college. As a result, the degree is often interdisciplinary and can go by other names, such as health science, biomedical sciences or physiology.

    One of the reasons health degrees are becoming more popular is the flexibility of career choices after college. Students can either choose a specialization or take classes that will give them a general background for health they can later use to pursue careers in medicine, pharmaceuticals, dentistry or public health.

    Coursework

    Coursework includes classes in biology, mathematics and chemistry, along with more specialized courses with a focus on human anatomy, neuroscience, microbiology, physiology, gerontology, medical terminology, quantitative methods, nutrition, occupational health, statistics, science writing and bioethics. Health science majors do not usually take the advanced courses in botany and invertebrate biology because the focus is on human biology.

    Other classes focus on patient care, medical research and health promotion and education. The courses a health science student takes will ultimately depend on their concentration. For example, many programs have a track that a student follows for a career in something specific within the realm of health care, such as public health administration or physical therapy.

    Earning a Degree Online

    While earning a health degree online is not impossible, it is difficult because it requires an interactive learning experience in labs. Health administration degrees are more feasible and are available at a number of online educational institutions.

    Online degrees allow students the flexibility of studying on their own time and from any location with an Internet connection. Check with the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools to make sure the online programs are accredited. Also, look into community colleges that offer an associate’s degree in two years that can be transferred to another school.

    Bachelor Of Science In Health Sciences

    The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is designed to prepare students who are interested in furthering careers in medicine, public health or biomedical research. Courses will include basic sciences along with molecular, cellular and developmental biology. Some universities offering undergraduate programs in health science include Stony Brook University, University of Colorado, University of California Santa Cruz, Ohio State University and Marquette University.

    This kind of program encompasses more specialties compared to other majors, since the field of health care is much broader. Many students will find schools that offer concentrations or tracks that segue into other aspects of health care, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiology, pharmacology, physiology and more.

    Master Of Health Science

    The Masterís in Health Science (MHS) degree is for students who want to advance a career in the field of health care, particularly as a senior health policy executive. These programs, which can last up to three years, allow students to work closely with doctors, nurses, surgeons and public settings like hospitals and clinics to learn more about health sciences and organization of a medical business. Coursework may include advanced levels of human anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, occupational biomechanics, pathophysiology and pharmacology.

    Master In Health Administration Or Public Health

    The Master in Health Administration (MHA) or Public Health is a graduate degree designed for students that want to advance their careers into a senior managerial position within a hospital, non-profit or health service organization. Study involves coursework in health sciences and applied experience in health care economics, health policy, management, organizational behavior, marketing, communications, human resources, operations, information systems and leadership. Some schools offer joint MHA/MBA degrees, while others have similar programs in public health.

    Career Opportunities

    The health care industry is one of the fastest growing job markets in the country and therefore is one of the best businesses to find a job. Health degrees can lead to a number of career opportunities, including pharmacist, physical and occupational therapist, podiatrist and radiological and anesthesiology technician.

    Other employment opportunities for health science majors include personal trainer, rehabilitation specialist, physical education, sports medicine, fitness instructor, dietician, chiropractor, nutritionist, physiologist and medical technician.

    Earning Potential

    The earning potential for someone with a degree in health sciences depends on what kind of career he wants. Physical therapists can earn anywhere from $63,000 to $73,000, whereas an occupational therapist can make anywhere from $59,000 to $71,000. Optometrists can earn a salary of up to $118,000 while physiologists can make up to $48,000. Those who earn a Masters in Health Administration can expect a median salary of $73,900.

    Online Health Science Degree FAQs

    Are Online Health Science Programs Available?

    Many schools offer online health science programs so that busy adults can find the time to earn degrees that can take their careers to the next level. Between work and family, it can be very difficult for non-traditional students to find the time to earn a bachelor’s degree.

    Distance learning and online classes give you the chance to finish assignments at your own pace. Many students decide to earn degrees part-time. While it will take you longer to get your degree when you study part-time, it can also leave you with the time that you need for all of the other responsibilities in your life.

    Which Online Health Science Program Should I Choose?

    You should choose an online class that uses the latest Internet technology to replace classroom instruction. Many programs use chat rooms, email, video presentations and virtual classrooms to ensure that non-traditional students get the same educational benefits as those who study on campus.

    Contact your school to get more information about their online programs. Find out how many required classes are available online, how long the program is, if there is a difference in tuition and if you will have to take some classes on campus.

    Some students worry that employers will discriminate against degrees earned online. Most schools give their non-traditional students the same diplomas as those who study on campus, however, you should verify this with the school before enrolling.

    What Can I Do With a Health Science Degree?

    Many health science graduates pursue careers as dental hygienists, medical assistants, biomedical equipment techs, health information managers, medical record technicians, veterinary assistants, nursing aides, pharmacy technicians, health education and other health care related positions.

    The Health Science Curriculum

    Health science students typically take classes that cover topics like public health, economics, disease, health care systems, health care regulations, management, public speaking, corporate finance and ethics. Most programs give students the opportunity to take elective classes as well so they can concentrate on subjects that interest them most.





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    Data Firm Says ‘Secret Sauce’ Aided Trump; Many Scoff

    Alexander Nix, chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, at the Concordia Summit for public-private business partnerships in New York in September. The firm claimed to have developed psychographic profiles that could predict the political leanings of every American adult. Credit Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

    Standing before political and business leaders in New York last fall, Alexander Nix promised a revolution.

    Many companies compete in the market for political microtargeting, using huge data sets and sophisticated software to identify and persuade voters. But Mr. Nix’s little-known firm, Cambridge Analytica, claimed to have developed something unique: “psychographic” profiles that could predict the personality and hidden political leanings of every American adult.

    “Of the two candidates left in the election, one of them is using these technologies,” Mr. Nix said, referring to Donald J. Trump .

    Capitalizing on its work for the man who is now president, Cambridge has pitched potential clients in the United States ranging from MasterCard and the New York Yankees to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Ahead of this year’s elections in Europe, Mr. Nix is promoting the four-year-old United States-based company abroad, too.

    Cambridge Analytica’s rise has rattled some of President Trump’s critics and privacy advocates, who warn of a blizzard of high-tech, Facebook-optimized propaganda aimed at the American public, controlled by the people behind the alt-right hub Breitbart News. Cambridge is principally owned by the billionaire Robert Mercer, a Trump backer and investor in Breitbart. Stephen K. Bannon, the former Breitbart chairman who is Mr. Trump’s senior White House counselor, served until last summer as vice president of Cambridge’s board.

    But a dozen Republican consultants and former Trump campaign aides, along with current and former Cambridge employees, say the company’s ability to exploit personality profiles — “our secret sauce,” Mr. Nix once called it — is exaggerated.

    Cambridge executives now concede that the company never used psychographics in the Trump campaign. The technology — prominently featured in the firm’s sales materials and in media reports that cast Cambridge as a master of the dark campaign arts — remains unproved, according to former employees and Republicans familiar with the firm’s work.

    “They’ve got a lot of really smart people,” said Brent Seaborn, managing partner of TargetPoint, a rival business that also provided voter data to the Trump campaign. “But it’s not as easy as it looks to transition from being excellent at one thing and bringing it into politics. I think there’s a big question about whether we think psychographic profiling even works.”

    At stake are not merely bragging rights, but also an emerging science that many believe could reshape American politics and commerce. Big data companies already know your age, income, favorite cereal and when you last voted. But the company that can perfect psychological targeting could offer far more potent tools: the ability to manipulate behavior by understanding how someone thinks and what he or she fears.

    A voter deemed neurotic might be shown a gun-rights commercial featuring burglars breaking into a home, rather than a defense of the Second Amendment; political ads warning of the dangers posed by the Islamic State could be targeted directly at voters prone to anxiety, rather than wasted on those identified as optimistic.

    “You can do things that you would not have dreamt of before,” said Alexander Polonsky, chief data scientist at Bloom, a consulting firm that offers “emotion analysis” of social networks and has worked with the center-right Republican Party in France.

    “It goes beyond sharing information,” he added. “It’s sharing the thinking and the feeling behind this information, and that’s extremely powerful.”

    Both conservatives and liberals are eager to harness that power. In Washington, some Democratic operatives are scrambling to develop personality-profiling capabilities of their own. But even as Cambridge seeks to expand its business among conservative groups, questions about its performance have soured many Republicans in Mr. Trump’s orbit.

    Cambridge is no longer in contention to work for Mr. Trump at the Republican National Committee. a company spokesman confirmed, nor is it working for America First Policies, a new nonprofit formed to help advance the president’s agenda.

    In recent months, the value of Cambridge’s technology has been debated by technology experts and in some media accounts. But Cambridge officials, in recent interviews, defended the company’s record during the 2016 election, saying its data analysis helped Mr. Trump energize critical support in the Rust Belt. Mr. Nix said the firm had conducted tens of thousands of polls for Mr. Trump, helping guide his message and identify issues that mattered to voters.

    But when asked to name a single race where the firm’s flagship product had been critical to victory, Mr. Nix declined.

    “We bake a cake, it’s got 10 ingredients in it. Psychographics is one of them,” he said. “It’s very difficult to isolate exactly what the impact of that ingredient is.”

    Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s senior White House counselor, has served as a Cambridge corporate officer. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times

    Drawn to America

    Cambridge’s parent company, the London-based Strategic Communication Laboratories Group, has a long record of trying to understand and influence behavior. Founded in 1993 by a former British adman, the firm has worked for companies and candidates around the world, as well as for government and military clients. SCL has studied Pakistani jihadists for the British government and provided intelligence assessments for American defense contractors in Iran, Libya and Syria, according to company documents obtained by The New York Times.

    “Their approach was seen as serious and focused,” said Mark Laity, chief of strategic communications at NATO’s military headquarters in Europe, who has taken part in NATO-affiliated conferences where SCL has made presentations.

    In recent years, the company has moved to exploit the revolution in big data to predict human behavior more precisely, working with scientists from the Cambridge University Psychometrics Center. The United States represented a critical new market. Europe has strict privacy protections that limit the use of personal information, but America is more lightly regulated, allowing the sale of huge troves of consumer data to any company or candidate who can afford them.

    In 2013, Cambridge Analytica was created as SCL’s American operation, and the two companies today share many of their roughly 200 employees, several top executives, and offices in New York and Washington.

    To develop its profiling system, Cambridge conducts detailed psychological surveys — by phone and online — of tens of thousands of people, differentiating them by five traits, a model widely used by behavioral researchers.

    Uniquely, the company claims to be able to extrapolate those findings to millions of other people it has not surveyed, assigning them one of 32 distinct personality types. Cambridge then blends those profiles with commercial data and voting histories, revealing “hidden voter trends and behavioral triggers,” according to a 2016 company brochure.

    Those profiles, in turn, would allow campaigns to customize advertising, direct-mail slogans and door-knocking scripts, each calibrated to prod the targeted voter toward — or away from — a candidate.

    The promise of psychometrics appealed to Mr. Mercer, a computer scientist who made a fortune helping to lead Renaissance Technologies, a Long Island-based hedge fund. Mr. Mercer and his daughter Rebekah presided over a growing political empire that included millions of dollars in contributions to conservative groups and a stake in Breitbart, whose nationalist and racially antagonistic content prefigured Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.

    The billionaire Robert Mercer, a Trump supporter, is the principal owner of Cambridge Analytica. Credit Andrew Toth/Getty Images

    Mr. Mercer became Cambridge’s principal investor, according to two former employees. (Like several others interviewed for this article, they spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing nondisclosure agreements and the threat of lawsuits.) Mr. Bannon, the family’s political guru, also advised the company and served as vice president of its board, according to Delaware public records.

    Mr. Mercer has never spoken publicly about his policy views in depth, but his giving is eclectic: He has financed anti-Clinton documentaries, right-wing media watchdogs, libertarian think tanks and both Senator Ted Cruz, a religious conservative, and Mr. Trump, a thrice-married nationalist.

    “The genius here is Bob, and the billionaire in this is Bob, and the person with the extreme views of how the world should be is Bob,” said David Magerman, a Renaissance research scientist who was recently suspended after criticizing his boss’s support for Mr. Trump.

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    25/07/2017

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    Public transport in Amsterdam

    Travelling within Amsterdam by public transport is straightforward and convenient. The extensive network is operated by GVB and connects the city’s neighbourhoods by train, tram, metro, bus and ferry.

    Unlimited use of trams, buses and metro with the public transport chip card

    In Amsterdam and beyond, the public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart ) is used for travel on trams. buses and metros. The most convenient option for visitors is a disposable one-hour card or day card (valid for one to seven days). These tickets can be bought from the conductor or driver on the tram or bus. and are valid across the whole network from the time of purchase, allowing you to take as many journeys as you choose within your chosen time-frame.

    Amsterdam discount day passes for visitors

    Depending on your travel plans and the duration of your stay, there are a number of different public transport passes that are especially valuable for visitors:

    • I amsterdam City Card . Free entrance to the city’s top attractions, plus unlimited use of the GVB public transport system for 24, 48 or 72 hours.
    • GVB day passes . Available from 1 to 7 days, with prices starting from 7.50. Valid on trams, buses and metros operated by GVB in Amsterdam.
    • Amsterdam Region Day Ticket . 24-hour public transport pass valid on all public transport operated by GVB, Connexxion and EBS in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam metropolitan Area, including night buses. Price: 13.50 (it can also be combined with the I amsterdam City Card as part of the ‘Get Out of Town ‘ special offer).
    • Amsterdam Travel Ticket . An all-in public transport solution valid for one, two or three days. This ticket includes return (2nd class) train travel between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and any station in Amsterdam. Additionally, the ticket is valid for unlimited travel on all trams, buses (including night buses), metro and ferries operated by public transport operator GVB in Amsterdam itself.

    For inspiration on what to visit outside Amsterdam. view the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area map of all the attractions and sights within an hour of the city by public transport.

    Helpful apps and sites for planning your journey

    Before seeing the sights, you may wish to consult the 9292 route planner or GVB website to help you find the quickest and most convenient way to get from A to B. In addition, there are a number of excellent apps available to help you find your way around the city.

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    Master of Public Policy

    Program Description

    The Master of Public Policy (MPP) provides students with opportunities to conduct research and contribute to the study of public policy and the application of policy expertise in the real world. Students graduating from this program possess the research skills necessary to play integral roles in the civil service, research organizations and industry associations. Top students from this program may go on to doctoral programs in public policy.

    The program is designed so that students can finish in as little as 16-24 months of studying full time. Upon entry into the program, each student is assigned a research advisor and an advisory committee.

    Students entering the MPP program are required to participate in the Get Connected! academic orientation for new students, which is held in early September.

    The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) made changes to the MPP program, which took effect for students who began in the fall 2011 semester. Those MPP students who started the program prior to then will be required to meet the program as it was constructed when they were admitted.

    Research

    As one of Canada’s leading schools for policy analysis and research, the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is making a difference by concentrating its research capacity on three main priority areas:

    JSGS faculty are committed to encouraging student involvement on research projects, grant applications, seminar series, and other opportunities for knowledge translation. As such the school has on average three to five fully funded fellowships to support Master of Public Policy students ($20K over 16 months) and doctoral students ($23K annually for three years).

    Reseach Supervisors

    It is not necessary to find a potential supervisor before you begin an application. The list below though may be helpful to learn about the individual research interests of our faculty.

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    You won’t be the first public relations star from BU. And you won’t be the last. But maybe you’ll be the next.

    Get your start where it all began. Public Relations

    PRLab, the nation’s oldest student-run public relations agency, has been prepping students for the professional world since 1978.

    Welcome to the proud home of the world’s first university degree in public relations. Other schools have followed suit, but we’ve never given up the lead.

    The Boston University College of Communication (COM) Public Relations program and its faculty have vast experience identifying the effects of rapid change in media and technology and building the classroom experience around them. Students are trained to succeed in today’s marketplace and lead in tomorrow’s.

    Take the next step.

    Balance your brain.

    In our three-semester Master of Science in Public Relations program, you’ll balance academics with practical application. You’ll gain an overview of contemporary public relations, the nature of human communication, and the role of media before choosing an area of specialization. Hone your ability to write clearly and concisely in contemporary media formats, addressing different audiences. Develop professional management skills. And augment your studies with electives in nonprofit, corporate, or international public relations.

    When you’re through, you’ll be ready to assume a leadership role in public relations. Really ready.

    Lifetime learning

    Life is one big classroom. Keep learning, even after you graduate.

    Embrace variety

    Variation is at the heart of everything. Not only does it characterize the audience that you seek to inform and perhaps persuade, but it is also a central part of the daily human experience.

    Learn from the best.

    Stephen Quigley named Outstanding Educator

    Study with prominent public relations professionals and renowned scholars. including three recipients of the Outstanding Educator Award presented annually by the Public Relations Society of America. BU is the only university in the nation with two endowed professorships in public relations. The public relations professors at COM are industry-renowned experts that bring those experiences and connections into the classroom every day.

    Class sizes are small. Instruction is personal and often individual. Mentors become lifelong friends. You’ll be both challenged and nurtured in a thoughtful, strategic environment.

    Think. And do.

    Founded in 1978, PRLab is the nation’s oldest student-run public relations agency. Students get hands-on experience by working in an agency-style setting with a wide variety of clients in the greater-Boston area. Learn more about PRLab .

    Practice public relations while you study it. We offer numerous opportunities for hands-on experience that is critical to landing a job. As a graduate student, you’ll work in PRLab, the nation’s first student-run public relations agency, with a variety of clients ranging from corporations to nonprofit groups. It’s real public relations for real, paying clients.

    Gain even more experience through an internship in your area of specialization. You’ll learn alongside top public relations professionals and add valuable networking connections. An especially popular option is our summer London Program – 12 weeks of studying global marketing communication and mass media theory, followed by a practicing internship.

    About Boston.

    Our location, Boston, is also one of our greatest resources. It’s the nation’s seventh-largest media market. Some of the world’s foremost companies and organizations call it home. Boston is a major center for high tech, medicine, finance, biotech, and education. There’s great culture, sports, entertainment and almost boundless opportunities for internships and careers.

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    NPA crackdown: Government asks PSU banks to do forensic audit of defaulters

    Written by Sunny Verma | New Delhi | Published on: March 18, 2017 5:22 am

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    THE GOVERNMENT and the Reserve Bank of India are close to finalising a number of changes in rules to reduce the proportion of bad loans in the banking sector, a prerequisite to kick-starting the investment cycle and pushing growth. Finance ministry sources told The Indian Express that the measures being finalised include tweaking the existing Joint Lenders Forum for faster resolution of NPAs (non-performing assets), a scheme for one-time settlement of bad debts and penal action for defaulters who have siphoned off loans taken for business purposes. Sources said that state-owned banks have been asked to conduct a forensic audit of top 50 loan defaulters to separate genuine cases of business failure from those where funds have been diverted.

    They said that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held a meeting with top RBI officials and bankers last week, and a roadmap is being worked out to deal with the issue of NPAs in near and medium term.

    While the government is unlikely to set up a state-owned Bad Bank to take over NPAs from state-owned banks in the near term, the Department of Financial Services has been asked to review the existing framework of private asset reconstruction companies over the next few months and submit a report. A largescale auction of bad debts is also being looked into by the government, said sources. Changes have been proposed to the Joint Lenders’ Forum (JLF), which deals with large NPA cases wherein multiple banks are lenders to a single company.

    As per the existing rules, if a loan restructuring package is approved by 60 per cent of lenders by number and by 75 per cent of lenders by value, the other banks in the JLF have to go along with it. The approval percentages are now expected to be reduced to ensure a faster decision on restructuring of loans under JLF. As per the changes being discussed, the RBI may allow banks to go ahead with a decision on restructuring if just the top 4-5 lenders were to reach an agreement.

    The government will also encourage banks to go for one-time settlement of loans with a haircut, and this process will be overseen by an oversight committee. The settlement will be done in a manner that it gives comfort to bankers against any regulatory backlash in future, sources said. The proportion of bad loans has been rising over the years, despite the government having announced the Indradhanush plan of reforms for the state-owned banks.

    Public sector banks’ NPAs surged by over Rs 1 lakh crore during the April-December period of 2016-17. Gross NPAs in the first nine months of the current fiscal rose to Rs 6.06 lakh crore by December 31, 2016, from Rs 5.02 lakh crore during the entire year of 2015-16. The gross NPAs were Rs 2.67 lakh crore at the end of 2014-15. The amount of total stressed assets, which comprises NPAs and restructured loans, is much higher.

    Top officials have acknowledged the need to resolve bad debts, in order to push economic growth and reinvigorate the investment cycle.

    During a meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee Wednesday, Jaitley had said that dealing with bank NPAs is a challenging task and that the government was considering several oversight committees to help with resolution of bad debts.

    The core problem of bad debts is with very large corporates, predominantly in the steel, power, infrastructure and textile sectors, Jaitley said.

    Members of the consultative committee suggested several measures to deal with the issue such as initiating criminal action against the big wilful defaulters, creating a Special Bank where NPAs of all the state-owned banks are transferred, allowing the concerned state government to take part in the auction of stressed assets, fixing the gross NPA in the range of 9-10 per cent and not counting restructured assets as NPAs.

    One of the members said that the chief vigilance officer of the public sector bank would be made a part of the credit committee of the bank, and that its board should first take a call about the decisions being taken by their officials, rather than investigating agencies directly acting on the basis of their own information.

    Some members suggested that the government must establish a bad bank or a Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA), which should only consider those NPAs where sector-specific reforms do not work. The Economic Survey for 2016-17 has also suggested the idea of PARA to resolve the problem of bad loans. On the issue of setting-up a “bad bank”, Jaitley said that several possible alternatives exist, and the issue is being debated on public platforms.

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    May 18, 2017 at 7:11 am

    dear sir, ever since bjp govt took over. cleaning of accounts by banks seems to have given top priority. mr. modi and mr. jaitly are making effforts but the number of defaulters and volume of loans is alarming. we have seen supreme court also seriously getting involved. past is past,we need to set the house in order as it is public money, above all any wrong step maylead to large scale unemployment. firstly an expert team need to study,case by case, honestly you will have genuine cases where corporates lost huge sums in business expanision,upgradation, wrong forecast, higher wages,adverse market conditions,maintanance of business etc. above all team need to see how the present business is, are existing management running the business,revenue earned to enough. my appeal is to join hands with such company and run the show, a little support to such company,loans can see the light.business will grow,share value can be seen up ward trend. save deccan chronicle and taste the suce

    Mar 18, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Main problem was of govt owns. rolling out credit for growth. but end result was NPA. now govt ping bucks on PSU banks. Non of above mentioned loans were given without greasing palms of babu’s or netas. lt;br/gt;For ordinary netizens to obtained a simple housing loan. he has to wait or run pillars to post





    13/06/2017

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    Public transport in Amsterdam

    Travelling within Amsterdam by public transport is straightforward and convenient. The extensive network is operated by GVB and connects the city’s neighbourhoods by train, tram, metro, bus and ferry.

    Unlimited use of trams, buses and metro with the public transport chip card

    In Amsterdam and beyond, the public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart ) is used for travel on trams. buses and metros. The most convenient option for visitors is a disposable one-hour card or day card (valid for one to seven days). These tickets can be bought from the conductor or driver on the tram or bus. and are valid across the whole network from the time of purchase, allowing you to take as many journeys as you choose within your chosen time-frame.

    Amsterdam discount day passes for visitors

    Depending on your travel plans and the duration of your stay, there are a number of different public transport passes that are especially valuable for visitors:

    • I amsterdam City Card . Free entrance to the city’s top attractions, plus unlimited use of the GVB public transport system for 24, 48 or 72 hours.
    • GVB day passes . Available from 1 to 7 days, with prices starting from 7.50. Valid on trams, buses and metros operated by GVB in Amsterdam.
    • Amsterdam Region Day Ticket . 24-hour public transport pass valid on all public transport operated by GVB, Connexxion and EBS in Amsterdam and the Amsterdam metropolitan Area, including night buses. Price: 13.50 (it can also be combined with the I amsterdam City Card as part of the ‘Get Out of Town ‘ special offer).
    • Amsterdam Travel Ticket . An all-in public transport solution valid for one, two or three days. This ticket includes return (2nd class) train travel between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and any station in Amsterdam. Additionally, the ticket is valid for unlimited travel on all trams, buses (including night buses), metro and ferries operated by public transport operator GVB in Amsterdam itself.

    For inspiration on what to visit outside Amsterdam. view the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area map of all the attractions and sights within an hour of the city by public transport.

    Helpful apps and sites for planning your journey

    Before seeing the sights, you may wish to consult the 9292 route planner or GVB website to help you find the quickest and most convenient way to get from A to B. In addition, there are a number of excellent apps available to help you find your way around the city.

    16/04/2017

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