How to Enjoy the L.A. River Before Its $1.2 Billion Revamp

Posted On Aug 18 2021 by

first_imgOutdoorsHikingGardens and Green SpacesHow to Enjoy the L.A. River Before Its $1.2 Billion RevampRiverbed car racing, overwintering shorebirds, and idyllic picnic spotsBy Lila Higgins – May 19, 2015982ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItWant to see the future? Dive in to The Brand New L.A. Week at! Inspired by “L.A. on the Verge”—a far-reaching guide to the big boom transforming the Los Angeles that appears in our June issue—we’ve prepared five days’ worth of stories about the city’s exciting next chapter. How will L.A. look, work, and even taste in 2020 and beyond? Read on to find out.On a warm evening last June, more than 60 people gathered atop a bridge spanning the L.A. River. Some were attired in funeral garb, and some had flowers in their hands. People had written messages in chalk on the asphalt roadway and on the cement sidewalks. They were there bearing witness, attending a wake organized for the bridge. As the sun began to set, someone brought out a bottle of wine and cups. People toasted to the bridge as the sun slipped below the horizon.Today that bridge, the Riverside-Figueroa bridge (which happens to be cultural monument #908), no longer exists. The asphalt and cement were reduced to rubble, most of which was trucked away. Only a few chunks were secreted away by L.A. history buffs.Change along the 51 miles of the L.A. River is inevitable. There is a transformation underway that poets, activists, non-profits, and city officials have been working towards for years.Which makes now the time to explore the river to see things that may not be there tomorrow.The iconic Sixth Street Viaduct in DTLA is a prime example. The bridge has concrete cancer and must be replaced. Visiting this bridge on a typical afternoon you run into all sorts of people. There are tourists snapping photos of the bridge with our famous L.A. skyline in the background, pedestrians crossing the river from Boyle Heights into downtown, and car enthusiasts posing their machines under the graceful steel arches.If you sneak a peek below, you will likely see tricked out cars in the concrete riverbed. Once the backdrop of the famous Grease race, this spot is now a notorious underground meet up spot for car clubs. But you won’t be able to see any of this for long. Any day now the bridge will be closed for demolition to make way for architect Michael Maltzan’s new bridge, “The Ribbon of Light.”Another place to explore before it’s too late is the bowtie parcel. This California State Parks owned, bowtie-shaped sliver of land in Glassell Park is nestled between the railroad tracks and the river. Last year the raw space opened to the public for the first time. There is no park there per se–it’s a post-industrial space with asphalt roads, fig trees, and architectural remnants from a rail yard that used to be there. The space affords a rare unimpeded view of the river, and a lot of art. That’s because local non-profit Clockshop has helped activate the space through site-specific installations and programming over the last year. There is Michael Parker’s The Unfinished, Raffa Esparza’s Con/Safos, and dynamic programming including the popular L.A. River Campouts. Thousands of people have visited the site over the last year, but at some point in the next five years the bowtie will change. California State Parks will implement their plans to build a park here using their existing master plan for the site. The art works might disappear, but according to Sean Woods, a California State Parks Superintendent, the campouts will likely continue.Further down the river, close to where it meets the Pacific Ocean, lies a haven for birds. Between Del Amo and Willow streets in Long Beach the river provides the perfect conditions for overwintering and migratory shorebirds; the water level is shallow enough for the birds to navigate and slow enough for the aquatic insects and algae that feed them to grow. It is not uncommon during fall migrations for people to visit the site and see over 15,000 birds!According to Natural History Museum’s Ornithology Collections Manager Kimball Garrett, “this is the only remaining coastal shorebird habitat in Los Angeles—a crucial place for local and migrating birds.” As it stands now, the level of water in this section of the river is perfect, and it has been for the last decade or so. He says the fear is that even small changes in the water level or re-engineering of this section of the river could alter the habitat enough for the birds to be left high and dry.There are plenty of family friendly activities on the L.A. River, too. Tickets for the Los Angeles Conservation Corps’ new program “Paddle the LA River,” which offers guided kayak tours, just went on sale yesterday. In Marsh Park, kid friendly nature walks focus on teaching children about flora and fauna native to L.A. Balboa Lake offers great fishing throughout the summer months, and the many “pocket parks” along the river make for excellent picnic spots. Last year a billion-dollar plan was approved by the Feds to environmentally restore an 11-mile stretch of the river between Griffith Park and downtown. This plan aims to turn this part of the river into a space for wildlife to survive and thrive. Some concrete will be removed, more California native plants will be planted, and non-native introduced species will be removed. More change. Maybe your favorite concrete picnic spot in the river will be removed. Maybe it will be created. Regardless, some beloved spaces will be lost to L.A. forever. Take the time to visit them while you can.Lila Higgins is part of the artist collective Project 51: Play the LA River, which organizes events that are focussed on turning the L.A. River into a new civic space. TAGSThe Ribbon of LightNatural History MuseumMichael ParkerMichael MaltzenL.A. RiverL.A. On the VergePrevious articleBehind the Scenes with Robert ZemeckisNext articleChinatown’s Restaurant BoomLila Higgins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORA Local Centenarian’s Memories of the 1918 Flu Pandemic Help Color Our View of TodayCan We Ever Bring Native Fish Back to the L.A. River?The 7 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Weekendlast_img read more

Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_imgPharmalot About the Author Reprints [email protected] Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings What’s included? Log In | Learn More Alex Hogan/STAT STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. @Pharmalot center_img What is it? GET STARTED Hired someone new and exciting? Promoting a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot?Share the news with us, and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes, and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED By Ed Silverman Jan. 26, 2018 Reprints Ed Silverman Tags pharmaceuticalsrecruitingSTAT+last_img read more

Collier County man arrested for involvement in Capitol Riots

Posted On Jun 21 2021 by

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: Capitol riotcollier countyFBI Wounded Warriors organization accuses City of Naples of discrimination June 16, 2021 Collier school resource officers teach kids how to fish on first day of “Summerfest” June 16, 2021 Amazon distribution center officially opens in Collier County June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Prevent flooding by clearing storm drains on your property June 16, 2021 AdvertisementAfter talking with Worrell, FBI officials said they recognized him in photos from the Capitol riots and said he was seen with other people believed to be Proud Boy members. In the photos, he is also seen wearing a Proud Boy patch on his tactical vest. He was also photographed about 10 yards from a black statue where US Capitol and Metropolitan police officers can be seen trying to control the crowd, according to the FBI. Worrell was seen pepper-spraying where law enforcement officers were seen, according to FBI investigators. Because rioters sprayed pepper spray at law enforcement officers on numerous occasions at this location and time Worrell was seen spraying, officials do believe he was intending to target the line of officers seen in the photos. Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A Collier County man has been arrested for charges related to the Capitol riot, according to the FBI.An FBI spokesperson said Christopher Worrell was arrested on Friday. His address is listed as Stanhope Circle in the Maplewood community.FBI investigators said they received a tip on Jan. 13 that Worrell traveled to Washington DC to participate in the Capitol Riots on Jan. 6. The tipster claimed that they were acquaintances with Worrell’s girlfriend and knew he was a Proud Boy. The FBI confirmed they spoke with Worrell at his home on Jan. 18. He was agitated and upset that the FBI was at his house, but admitted he was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, but denied going into the building or committing a crime. FBI investigators said they found a YouTube video appearing to be made by a Turkish public broadcasting company. Worrell was interviewed and identified in the video as a Proud Boy member. FBI officials said the video was filmed in Naples, and Worrell is seen talking with the Proud Boy’s leader. Worrell was arrested for knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, intending to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, and engaging in physical violence against any person or property in any restricted building or grounds. Christopher Worrell, 2009The Collier County Sheriff’s Office confirms Worrell was also arrested back in 2009 for impersonating an officer. Advertisementlast_img read more

Harvest forecast poor following heat, lack of fertilizer

Posted On Jun 19 2021 by

first_imgNewsEconomy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Kang Mi Jin – 2016.09.07 4:13pm SHARE Facebook Twitter News News Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] center_img Although harvest season is approaching for the farmers of North Korea, this year’s outlook is already appearing bleak with reports that crops in provinces of North and South Hwanghae (the country’s breadbasket) and on the mountainsides of Ryanggang Province are withering due to a shortage of fertilizers and unseasonably warm weather. “Fall is harvest time, but the usual glimmer in the faces of the farmers is absent,” a source from Ryanggang Province told Daily NK in a telephone conversation. “There are a lot of people voicing concerns that their harvest will be significantly smaller than last year.”In Taehongdan County, known for its potatoes, projections are indicating that this year’s harvest will be at least 20 to 40 percent less than last year’s. These observations are based on samples carried out in pojeon [small divisions of cooperative farm production units] ahead of the full harvest, reported the source. “Last year, each plant yielded roughly ten large potatoes, but it’s only about five to six this year,” the source added. “The expected harvest in counties like Paekam and Pochon is also said to be subpar.”A different source in South Pyongan Province highlighted similar concerns, explaining that the harvest in Singye County in adjacent North Hwanghae Province (which is well known for agriculture) is also expected to be lower than expectations, to the concern of many farmers. The South Pyongan-based source added that the problems with this year’s harvest appear to be due to uneven fertilizer distribution by the state, noting, “If you look at neighborhoods like Samhwa within Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province and other areas with a good harvest of vegetables and grains, these are all farms that receive a lot of support (fertilizers) from the agriculture ministry.” “While the farms that received support from the government are expecting a yield similar to last year, things aren’t looking good for most regular farms,” she added.The source in Ryanggang Province noted that the situation will likely be similar in the northern regions, with the state-sponsored 10.18 Cooperative Farm in Paekam County expected to outperform regular collective farms. Facing a shortage of cash, the North Korean regime is said to be providing support only to areas that fall under leader Kim Jong Un’s range of field guidance locations, while neglecting ordinary collective farms. Residents have taken note of this trend, eliciting complaints that the central and provincial support being diverted to areas under Kim Jong Un’s purview is coming at the expense of needier regions. North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Harvest forecast poor following heat, lack of fertilizer US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more

North American stock markets bounce back

Posted On Jun 18 2021 by

first_img North American stock markets rallied Friday to close a week of losses with big gains, propelled by a more than 12% jump in crude oil prices. The March contract for crude oil shot up US$3.23 a barrel to US$29.44. Keywords Marketwatch Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 293.87 points or 2.4% at 12,381.24. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 313.66 points at 15,973.84, while the broader S&P 500 advanced 35.7 points to 1,864.78 and the Nasdaq gained 70.67 points to 4,337.51. The increase in oil prices also helped the commodity-sensitive loonie, which added 0.31 of a US cent to 72.14 cents US. Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen’s recent remarks that some global growth appears weaker than initially anticipated also boosted the loonie, said Stephen Carlin, head of equities for CIBC Asset Management. It signals the Fed may not move interest rates as quickly as previously thought. Friday’s rebound was also partly due to a recent easing of concerns over the liquidity measures that might exist in some European banks, specifically Germany’s Deutsche Bank, he said. The bank offered to buy back more than $5 billion worth of its own bonds Friday in a show of financial strength. Investors sold off the bank’s stock after it reported a yearly loss of 6.8 billion euros in late January. The slide continued after concerns arose about whether the bank could make payments on complex financial instruments due April 30. Carlin partly attributes to strength in oil prices to recent dividend cuts by a number of energy companies, comforting investors that they are starting to better align operating costs and cash flows with the current price environment. Carlin also pointed to rumours that OPEC is prepared to discuss a co-ordinated supply cut as helping the day’s oil rally. Earlier in February, rumours that OPEC and Russia would co-ordinate a supply cut helped fuel higher crude oil prices. However, as low prices continue to place considerable strain on North American oil companies, many continue to make capital expenditure cuts. By the end of this year, that should result in an improved balance between supply and demand, Carlin said. Elsewhere in commodities, the March contract for natural gas slipped 2.8 cents to US$1.966 per mmBtu. However, gold bullion, which has enjoyed a big run-up in recent days amid a general flight to safety, saw the April contract give back $8.40 to US$1,239.40 a troy ounce. Markets in China and Taiwan, which have been closed all week for the Lunar New Year holidays, reopen Monday. However, American markets will be closed Monday for Presidents’ Day, while the TSX is closed for Family Day. With files from The Associated Press Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Related news Aleksandra Sagan TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Deutsche Bank sanctioned over failure to supervise squawk boxes

Posted On Jun 18 2021 by

first_img BFI investors plead for firm’s sale James Langton Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Deutsche settled the case without admitting or denying the allegations, but it consented to FINRA’s findings. In addition to the fine, the firm also agreed to implement supervisory systems and written procedures that ensure it complies with the rules and federal securities laws. FINRA says that Deutsche Bank “repeatedly ignored red flags indicating that its supervision was inadequate,” including the results of internal audits and warnings from its compliance department. Despite these warnings, FINRA found that the firm failed to develop adequate compliance processes governing how information transmitted over its squawk boxes should be handled. “Recognizing and responding to red flags is the hallmark of proper supervision, particularly in areas involving confidential information. Deutsche Bank’s disregard of years of red flags, including internal audit findings, risk assessments and compliance recommendations was particularly egregious given the risk that material nonpublic information could be communicated over squawk boxes,” said Brad Bennett, executive vice president and chief of enforcement at FINRA.center_img U.S. regulators have sanctioned Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. for failing to supervise the information that flowed over its squawk boxes. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) fined Deutsche Bank Securities US$12.5 million for “significant supervisory failures” involving research and trading-related information that was transmitted over its squawk boxes. “Despite multiple red flags regarding the potential dissemination of confidential information, Deutsche Bank failed to establish adequate supervision over registered representatives’ access to hoots or their communications with customers regarding hoots,” FINRA says. PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Keywords Enforcement Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Have a very merry Aussie Christmas

Posted On Jun 16 2021 by

first_imgHave a very merry Aussie Christmas ​Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is issuing a challenge to all Australians to make this festive season a 100% Aussie homegrown Christmas and support our farmers.“Australia’s farmers have defied drought, bushfires and a pandemic to deliver an abundance of fresh food throughout the year,” Minister Littleproud said.“In spite of these challenges they are overseeing an expected $4.2 billion increase in Australia’s 2020-21 farm​​gate production to $65 billion and near-record winter crop harvest.“Our farmers are leading the way in Australia’s recovery, creating jobs, boosting local communities, and supplying Australia and the world with high quality produce.“I’m calling on all Australians to thank our farmers and world-famous agriculture sector by choosing to buy, eat and drink Aussie produce this Christmas.“Right now, our farmers are ensuring local supermarket shelves are stocked with delicious homegrown fruit, veg, seafood, dairy, meat and wine so that Aussie families can have a truly Aussie Christmas.“Whether it’s ham, turkey, chicken, cherries or prawns, there’s no reason why our Christmas brekky, lunch and dinner plates can’t be brimming with 100% Aussie produce.“Buying Australian this Christmas means we are supporting about 860 pig meat farms, 784 poultry farms, 353 cherry farms, 490 potato farms, 4000 vineyards and 5800 fishery and aquaculture businesses.“Look out for the green and gold kangaroo label when you’re shopping at the supermarket, and tuck into Australian food and drink this Christmas.“In the Littleproud household it will be succulent Aussie pork roast, spuds and apple sauce-paired with a crisp drop of cool climate Granite Belt white wine from my electorate of Maranoa.”Fast Facts:Australia consumed approximately 28 kg of pork products per person in 2019-20, ranked 2nd only behind poultry meat.The gross value of Australian pork production was $1.5 billion in 2019-20, 25% higher than the previous year.Australia consumed approximately 48 kg of poultry meat per person in 2019-20, ranking 1st as the most consumed meat in Australia.The gross value of Australian poultry meat production was $2.9 billion in 2019-20, 2.8% higher than the previous year.Australia consumed about 540 g of cherries per person in 2019-20.The gross value of Australian cherry production was $178 million in 2019-20.Australians consumed more than 17 kg of fresh potatoes per person in 2018-19.The gross value of Australian potato production was $720 million in 2019-20.The value of Australian fisheries and aquaculture production is estimated to be $2.95 billion in 2019-20. Of which, $857 million was salmon, $535 million rock lobster, $350 million prawns, and $179 million tuna. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Aussie, Australia, Australian, bushfires, climate, dairy, drought, food, Government, Home Affairs, Kangaroo, Minister, production, quality, seafood, season, supermarket, worldlast_img read more

New legislation to help transform opportunities for all

Posted On Jun 16 2021 by

first_imgNew legislation to help transform opportunities for all The Skills and post-16 Education Bill will be introduced in Parliament today (18 May), underpinning the government’s skills and training revolution.The Bill comes as new figures show that further and technical education provision is already estimated to boost the economy by £26 billion. This sets the stage for a new outlook for post-16 education where every young adult has a range of opportunities open to them, removing the illusion that a degree is the only path to a good career.The reforms outlined in the Bill will help to create more routes into skilled employment in sectors the economy needs such as engineering, digital, clean energy and manufacturing, so more people can secure well-paid jobs in their local areas, levelling up the nation and supporting communities to thrive.A range of policies are already in place to deliver the Prime Minister’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, as set out by the Prime Minister last year. Today, a new fund has been launched to future proof post-16 provision with a £83 million Post-16 Capacity fund.Providers are invited to bid for a share of the fund, which will support projects to create more space for areas where there is due to be a demographic increase in 16-19 year olds in the 2022/23 academic year. This could include building more classroom space or technical teaching facilities, so providers can continue to offer places to every young person who needs one.Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:Talent is everywhere in our country and the Skills and post-16 Education Bill marks a significant milestone in our journey to transform the skills, training and post-16 education landscape and level up opportunities across the country.This legislation will be vital so we can make sure everyone can gain the skills they need to get a great job locally and businesses have access to the qualified employees they need to thrive.We’re also investing £83 million to create more classrooms and high-quality teaching facilities, to ensure that colleges can keep up with demand and offer a training place for all 16-19 year olds that want one.The key measures introduced in today’s Bill are:Embedding employers in the heart of the skills system, by making it a legal requirement that employers and colleges collaborate to develop skills plans so that the training on offer meets the need of local areas, and so people no longer have to leave their home-towns to find great jobs.Supporting the transformation of the current student loans system which will give every adult access to a flexible loan for higher-level education and training at university or college, useable at any point in their lives.Introducing new powers to intervene when colleges are failing to deliver good outcomes for the communities they serve, and to direct structural change where needed to ensure colleges improve.Many of the skills that employers are demanding require intermediate or Higher Technical Qualifications – but only four per cent of young people achieve a qualification at higher technical level by the age of 25 compared to the 33 per cent who get a degree or above. Evidence also shows these qualifications can lead to jobs with higher wages than degrees.The measures in today’s Bill will bring greater parity between further and higher education, and help to deliver the Prime Minister’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, ensuring everyone is given the chance to gain the skills they need, when they need them, as set out earlier this year in the Skills for Jobs White Paper.New analysis by the government demonstrates the importance of further and technical education to the country’s economic recovery, setting the stage for the latest reforms. An estimated £26 billion is expected to be generated from the training started by adults in further education in 2018/19 over their working lives. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:building, clean energy, digital, education, Employees, employment, Engineering, Government, legislation, Minister, outcomes, parliament, Prime Minister, Secretary, Skills, UK, UK Government, universitylast_img read more

Self-driving cars approved for 10 U.S. testing sites

Posted On Jun 15 2021 by

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CU Professor to Attend Conference on Gender Equity in Japan Feb. 16-18

Posted On Jun 14 2021 by

first_img Published: Feb. 4, 2009 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail University of Colorado at Boulder physics Professor Patricia Rankin, associate vice chancellor for faculty diversity and development, will participate in a United States-Japan Gender Equity Roundtable in Sapporo, Japan, on Feb. 16-18.The roundtable dialogue in Japan was initiated by the National Science Foundation’s Tokyo regional representative’s office and is focused on strengthening the environment for women’s success in academic science and engineering fields.”There is widespread concern that the U.S. is not developing the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, workforce that it will need to remain competitive in the future,” Rankin said. “We also know that teams that are diverse work better than ones that are not.”This roundtable demonstrates the international recognition of the need to broaden participation in the STEM fields to provide the skills needed to solve increasingly complex problems,” she said. “By having discussions that cross national boundaries we can explore more solutions and strengthen activities in both countries.”Science policy in Japan is managed under a five-year plan, known as the Third Basic Plan, that lays out investment priorities. One of the primary goals of the plan, which has a timeline extending from 2006 to 2010, is to strengthen human resources in science and technology by expanding opportunities for female researchers. The plan set a target of 25 percent of researchers being women by 2010, which if achieved, would more than double female participation in the research workforce, Rankin said.Women scientists in Japan have become increasingly interested in learning from the experience of the United States, which they see as substantially more experienced in efforts to strengthen the environment for women in science and engineering, she said. The intention of the roundtable is to allow participants to become acquainted and to learn more about the opportunities and challenges each country faces.Rankin has been the principal investigator for CU-Boulder’s Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers, or ADVANCE, Institutional Transformation grant from NSF for the last seven years. She is working to identify and remove barriers to the advancement of women and members of other underrepresented groups in the academy — especially in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Barriers to women entering these fields include the effects of stereotyping, unconscious bias and lack of professional networking opportunities, Rankin said. Encouraging best practices such as transparency and inclusion in institutional management helps not only to make the environment more supportive for women and minorities but helps make the institution more supportive for everyone, she said.last_img read more