Jenkins receives 2011 Diversity Award

first_imgAccording to a University press release, University president Fr. John Jenkins was one of 14 individuals to receive a 2011 Champion of Diversity award from Indiana Minority Business Magazine (IMBM). Jenkins was recognized by the magazine at a Jan. 14 ceremony in Indianapolis. The magazine honored the award recipients as “leaders in their respective fields, not only because they excel at what they do, but also because they are inclusive,” according to Shannon Williams, president and general manager of IMBM. “This year’s esteemed group of awardees has promoted diversity with their hiring practices, outreach programs or have individually transcended racial or gender barriers,” she said. Jenkins, in his sixth year as University president, acted upon the recommendations of two University committees to enact initiatives designed to enhance support for a diverse faculty. These initiatives were based upon reports prepared by the University Committee on Cultural Diversity and the University Committee on Women Faculty and Students. Jenkins was recognized for the appointments of Don Pope-Davis, vice president, associate provost and professor of psychology, and Susan Ohmer, William T. and Helen Kuhn Carey Associate Professor of Modern Communication and assistant provost, to oversight roles for efforts related to faculty of color and women faculty, respectively. Their posts involve close coordination with deans, department chairs and others in faculty recruitment, hiring, retention, mentoring and development. The award also honored the creation of the Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which is a two-year research, teaching and mentoring initiative for scholars studying or representing diverse groups. Another initiative recognized by the magazine was the Dual Career Assistance Program, which assists the spouses of recently hired full-time faculty and staff find potential employment opportunities in the area or at Notre Dame. “The intellectual interchange that is essential to a university requires, and is enriched by, the presence and voices of diverse scholars and students,” Jenkins said last year. “Beyond the benefits diversity brings to all universities, we hold this commitment also because Notre Dame is a Catholic university.” Jenkins was elected president-elect of the University by the Board of Trustees on April 30, 2004, and became the University’s 17th president on July 1, 2005.last_img read more

bet365 deepens Spotlight Sports Group video partnership

first_img Related Articles Spotlight Sports Group, the umbrella group for Racing Post, MyRacing and FreeSuperTips, has penned a new partnership with bet365, ‘deepening’ its video initiatives through to 2021. The agreement includes an immediate extension to the duo’s exclusive sponsorship of the firm’s Cheltenham Festival series ‘Upping the Ante’, which garnered 1.7 million views and an average watch percentage of 42% during the 2019/20 series.In addition, bet365 will also sponsor Racing Post’s ‘What a Shout’ weekly production, a show in which experts from the racing world provide insight and analysis on the biggest races.Spotlight Sports Group’s Digital Marketing Director, Gethin Evans, stated: “We’re delighted to grow our video content partnership with bet365 to include What A Shout. In only a few weeks, What A Shout has firmly established itself as the must-watch horseracing magazine show, borne out with impressive engagement and retention rates.“We are really excited about supercharging this, starting with daily shows for the Cheltenham Festival and a feature-length round-table shows previewing the biggest events throughout the rest of the year.”Meanwhile, a a bet365 spokesperson added: “We are very excited around the planned progression of What A Shout. The partnership should help to deliver some fantastic content in the coming months.”Bet365 will be prominent in both of the shows as it will be promoted across Spotlight Sports Group’s various social media platforms. The company’s new digital studios in London and Leeds, along with a dedicated content marketing team comprising production and social media specialists, should further enhance bet365’s brand exposure as it is expected that there will be an increased viewership on the shows. The news follows Spotlight Sports Group’s rebranding from the Racing Post Group last month, with the rebranding hoped to better reflect the expansion and enlargement of its services. Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Submit Share Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

SGBV, FGM Liberian Budget Pricks EU, UN Women’s Attention

first_imgMadam Nizigama: “CSOs should analyze the national budget to be reflective of gender needs.”Liberia, with funding from European Union (EU), has embarked on a campaign for the government through the annual national budgets, to prioritize the tackling of gender-responsive problems, including sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), harmful traditional practices and domestic violence.The campaign formally began with the first training of 40 civil society actors from the 17 electoral districts in Montserrado County.On Friday, November 22, at the end of a four-day Gender Responsive Planning, Budgeting and Monitoring Training with 40 civil society organizations (CSOs) in Monrovia, UN Women Country Representative, Madam Marie Goreth Nizigama, said gender-responsive budgeting is a part of a global program which aims to strengthen rights initiatives and ending sexual-based violence and harmful traditional practices.“….we want to end all sorts of sexual-based violence and harmful traditional practices in Liberia, because there are many reports of sexual-based violence and harmful traditional practices (including the FGM),” Madam Goreth said.Madam Goreth Nigizama said: “For this program we want to end all sort sexual based violence and harmful traditional practices in Liberia.”She expressed optimism that gender-responsive budget will help to strengthen the fight against ‘gender and societal ills.’Nizigama said UN Women’s partnership with the Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) is a hallmark in ensuring that the capacities of social actors are developed for proper policy planning, to ensure that the CSOs work with the government to consider [inclusive] gender issues in the formulation of the national budget.She underscored the importance of CSOs which, she said, is vital to ensure that the national budget is more gender-responsive.Madam Nizigama said CSOs should also be able to analyze the national budget in making sure that it is reflective of gender needs.“This is the first of many training opportunities we have organized; this training is helpful to address the hindrances of gender, most specifically how the national budget can address some of the hindrances,” she added.The campaign to prioritize the tackling of gender-responsive problems, such as SGBV in Liberia, formally began with the first training of 40 civil society actors from the 17 electoral districts in Montserrado County.It all started on Tuesday, November 19, when IREDD, in collaboration with UN Women, trained 40 civil society actors in the understanding of the national budget, specifically in the gender-responsive arena.IREDD Country Director, Harold Aidoo, said the project brought together CSOs from the 17 electoral districts of Montserrado County to build their capacities, with emphasis on the national budget reflective of gender needs.Aidoo said that strengthening the capacity of CSOs and women’s rights institutions on gender response planning and budgeting will help address many of the difficulties faced in order to meet the needs of women and their male counterparts.He stressed the need to think outside the box, to be more practical in crafting a national budget that will be gender-responsive.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more