New Associate Dean for Academic Programs Joins Purdue Agriculture Leadership Team

first_img Christine Wilson, a professor and director of undergraduate programs for Kansas State University’s agricultural economics department, has been appointed associate dean and director of academic programs for Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, effective Feb. 17.She will be replacing Marcos Fernandez, who served in that position for the past eight years and is stepping down to join the faculty in the college’s Department of Animal Sciences.Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture at Purdue, praised the experience and knowledge Wilson brings to this position and her commitment to make sure the student experience is second to none.“Dr. Wilson’s professional and academic background and the extensive recognition she has received for her commitment to undergraduate teaching, leadership of academic programs and to students make her an incredible addition to our college,” Plaut said. “I am excited about the leadership Dr. Wilson will bring to our undergraduate academic programs.”Wilson earned her bachelor’s degree in agribusiness, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in agricultural economics, all from Kansas State University. She began her career in industry, working as a grain market analyst for Koch Industries. She then returned to her alma mater as an extension economist, focusing on farm management and land use value appraisal.Wilson began her academic career as an assistant professor in Purdue’s agricultural economics department, where she served from 2001-08. She returned to Kansas State University to serve as assistant dean for academic programs for student services and retention in the college of agriculture, a position she held for seven years.“I am very excited to return to Purdue in this leadership position for the College of Agriculture,” Wilson said. “I am looking forward to working with Purdue’s very talented faculty, staff and students to continue the excellence in agriculture academic programs.”Wilson is an award-winning teacher. She received the Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award – More than Ten Years’ Experience from the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. She also received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from Kansas State University, and the David Mugler Outstanding Teaching Award from the Kansas State University Agricultural Alumni Association. Previous articleSome Improvement in Indiana ARC/PLC Enrollment, but not EnoughNext articleIndiana Grown Adds to Long List of Maps, Trails and Guides Purdue University News Service New Associate Dean for Academic Programs Joins Purdue Agriculture Leadership Team Facebook Twitter SHARE By Purdue University News Service – Feb 10, 2020 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News New Associate Dean for Academic Programs Joins Purdue Agriculture Leadership Teamlast_img read more

5 phrases leaders should use often

first_img 145SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details Every leader wants to be a good leader. In order to be the leader that your team needs you to be, you need to connect with them both personally and professionally. Here are five phrases you should use often, if you want to gain your team’s trust and respect.“Here’s the deal.”: Your employees don’t like being in the dark. If there is an ongoing situation, your employees will eventually find out about it, so getting out in front of it will allow you to control the narrative. Be open and honest and let your team know what the situation is and what you’re going to do about it.“What do you think?”: Ask your team for ideas and opinions and you’ll gain trust, while making your team feel valued. Often, you may get a good response from someone who thinks a lot differently than you, and that’s not always a bad thing.“No worries.”: If an employee makes a little mistake and takes complete ownership of it before you’re even aware that it happened, brush it off. If they were honest about screwing up, there’s nothing you can say that they haven’t already said to themselves. By completely letting it go, you’ll show that you have trust in your team, and you’ll keep the employee from living in fear.“How can I help?”: When you show a desire to help your team succeed, you’ll gain “mad respect, bro.” That’s something the kids say (I think). The point is, by giving your team the tools and assistance they need, you’ll be able to get the most productivity out of your team, and that’s good for everyone.“My bad.”: It’s not always easy to admit mistakes when you’re the boss. But when you do, you’ll definitely be respected for it. Next time you know you’re at fault, you’ll easily impress your team if you can be humble enough to say so.last_img read more

Qfitt Wig Cap In Sheer : The product came before the expected date and it fits

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Lack of completed surveys could affect farm program payments

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In a four state area that is covered by Farm Credit Mid-America, including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, the performance of farm programs were all over the board in 2015. In this part of the country, 97% of farms were entered into the ARC-County option. Some areas received maximum payments and some did not receive a penny. One of the reasons that some farms were knocked out from receiving payments was because of a lack of yield data due to a shortfall of completed National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) surveys.“We are stressing to all of our customers to use their voice,” said Jason Alexander, vice president of crop insurance with Farm Credit Mid-America. “In the past those surveys were ignored laying there on the kitchen table, but today it is so much more important to your operation to get those surveys filled out.”Alexander said that with the variety of ways that surveys are being delivered and the numerous ways they can be completed makes the process easier than it ever has been. Whether done by phone, on the computer or the old fashioned way of paper and pen, getting these questionnaires turned in is imperative.“For example, last year in parts of the country, if the enough yield data wasn’t available a yield was automatically assigned for a county,” Alexander said. “In some cases that assigned yield number was so high that it didn’t allow for payments at all, so farmers are only hurting themselves by not taking a few minutes to do these surveys.”last_img read more

iPhone 3.1: Some Nice Tweaks – Augmented Reality Still Only Semi-Supported

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#news#web frederic lardinois Improved syncing for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photosiTunes U content organizationRedeem iTunes Gift Cards, codes, and certificates in the App Store Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store and iTunes Store Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll Option to “Save as new clip” when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned on Remotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth headsets Paste phone numbers into the keypad Option to use Home button to turn on accessibility features on iPhone 3GS Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-phishing) Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation handling Fixes issue that causes some app icons to display incorrectly Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts At its annual iPod event today, Apple introduced version 3.1 of the iPhone OS for the iPhone and iPod touch. While there are a number of small tweaks and new features in this update, for the most part, the new firmware enables support for the new features that iTunes 9 introduced today, including Genius mixes and premade ringtones. One feature we were really looking for, support for augmented reality (AR) apps, will only be semi-supported in this new version, though at least some AR apps that were previously impossible to implement on the iPhone will now be feasible. Together with the iTunes 9 update, the iPhone 3.1 firmware now allows users to download over 30,000 ringtones for four major labels at $1.29 each. iTunes 9 also finally introduces a better way to manage and rearrange apps on the iPhone or touch. In addition, iPhone and iPod touch users can now tap into the Genius Mixes that iTunes 9 introduced today. In the App Store on the phone, Apple will now also give users recommendations for other apps. We only got a short time to test this feature, and it seemed to work well so far, but we will hold back our final judgment until we get to test it for a bit longer. Other new features include the ability to save videos from the Mail and MMS app. MMS, of course, isn’t available in the US yet, though according to some reports, options for MMS are now available in the settings in anticipation of AT&T’s launch of MMS for the iPhone. Also new in 3.1 are the ability to use voice control for the iPhone 3GS over Bluetooth, calendar notifications that now display a ‘location’ field, and the ability to pass phone numbers into the phone app’s dialer (the app will automatically convert alphanumeric numbers like 1-800-CALLRWW into real phone numbers). The phone now also vibrates while a user moves icons around on the screen.What About Augmented Reality?As for Augmented Reality, Apple gave users (and developers) the impression that the 3.1 firmware would provide support for AR apps. However, as Orin Inbar points out on Games Alfresco, 3.1 only brings ‘semi support’ for AR apps. Wile developers can now overlay graphics on a live video stream, it is still not possible for developers to actually analyze the live video stream. Many AR apps like ARSights track markers or objects and then replace them with their own info. On the iPhone, this is currently only supported through a private API and, as Inbar notes, chances are that Apple won’t allow such an app into the store.On the other hand, though, apps that don’t need this functionality and only need to be able to overlay text over a video such as Layar or Wikitude should now be a possibility on the iPhone after they already made their debut on Android quite a while ago.Apple’s ListHere is Apple’s own list of all the other updates in iPhone 3.1:last_img read more

Group of 32 banks offer to form SPV to manage IPL Deccan Chargers franchise

first_imgA group of 32 banks has reportedly offered to form a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to manage the beleaguered IPL Deccan Chargers franchise and have sent their proposal to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).According to reports, the proposal was placed before a BCCI working committee meeting held in Chennai on Saturday. However, it seems the Board was not keen at all on handing over the charge of the financially-crippled Deccan Chargers to the banks.Reacting to the banks’ proposal, a BCCI official reportedly said that there was no guarantee that the proposal would work smoothly, especially as the Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL), the owners of the franchise, have defaulted on payments several times.At an emergent meeting of the IPL governing council on Friday night, less than a day before the banks’ proposal reportedly reached the N Srinivasan- BCCI, decided to scrap the debt-ridden Deccan Chargers for “breach of contractual obligations?? and decided to float a tender to invited bidders for a new team.On Saturday morning, the DCHL, which in 2008 bought the franchise for $ 107 million at an auction, moved BCCI president N Srinivasan the Bombay High court. The court would take up the issue on Monday. And till the time the case reaches a conclusion, the BCCI has held back the plan of the new tender.DCHL is reportedly reeling under a debt of over Rs 4,000 crore. DCHL has borrowed the money from several banks and other lenders.They have not even paid the players’ salaries, which is reportedly between Rs 35 crore and Rs 40 crore.On Saturday, the BCCI’s marketing committee decided to float a fresh tender for an additional team, but did not make an announcement to that effect after the DCHL moved the Bombay High Court.advertisementThe committee also shortlisted 10 cities for that purpose – Ahmedabad, Visakhapatnam, Dharamsala, Indore, Jamshedpur, Nagpur, Cuttack, Kanpur (Greater Noida), Rajkot and Ranchi.The marketing committee also fixed the base price for the new team – Rs 300 crore for five years.Deccan Chargers got an opportunity to stay afloat when PVP Ventures, a film producing and real estate firm from Hyderabad, responding to the franchise tender, came up with a reported bid worth Rs 900 crore. But Deccan on Thursday rejected the bid, and the next day the IPL governing council terminated the franchise.last_img read more

How machine learning helped develop a new algorithm that could add life

Explore further Citation: How machine learning helped develop a new algorithm that could add life to bridges (2018, April 16) retrieved 18 July 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Provided by University of Surrey More information: Helder Sousa et al, Sparse representation approach to data compression for strain-based traffic load monitoring: A comparative study, Measurement (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.measurement.2017.10.042 Picking up bad vibes to gauge bridge health A new algorithm developed by the University of Surrey could help structural engineers better monitor the health of bridges and alert them to when they need repair faster. Many authorities and organisations use structural health monitoring systems to keep track of the health of bridges, along with the weight of the traffic that it withstands on a day-to-day basis. This leads to a very high sampling rate of data, with some reaching at least 10 Hz and databases that have gigabytes worth of information on a singular structure – which is expensive to house.In a paper published by the journal Measurement, scientists detail how they created an algorithm that compresses large data from bridge monitoring systems into more manageable sizes.The Surrey scientists used a dictionary learning method called K-means Singular Value Decomposition (K-SVD) to compress data from the system that monitors the Lezíria bridge in Portugal. The team applied its algorithm to 45,000 data per channel per hour received by the Bridge Weight-in-Motion system – one of the most widely used monitoring applications – and managed to achieve a nearly lossless reconstruction from the information of less than 0.1 per cent. Other methods have shown that they need 50 per cent of the data to achieve similar reconstruction accuracy.Dr Ying Wang, lead author of the paper from the University of Surrey, said: “Many authorities find it difficult to house the data they have for their bridges and other infrastructure – with hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of cars using some bridges every day.”We believe that this approach shows that you can dramatically reduce the large data into a much manageable size without losing information – which is critical to structural engineers.” read more