Post-Doc Scholarship at the Jena Graduate School Human Behaviour in Social and Economic Change (GSBC)

Outstanding candidates with a background in one of the following disciplines

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Applied Ethics
who are interested in interdisciplinary research are invited to apply for a Post-Doc Scholarship at the Jena Graduate School Human Behaviour in Social and Economic Change (GSBC)

 
The Jena Graduate School, funded by the Federal Programme "ProExzellenz" of the Free State of Thuringia, is supported by the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the School of Economics and Business Administration, and the Max Planck Institute of Economics. The common research approach within the GSBC is interdisciplinary oriented and addresses the analyses of human behaviour with respect to social and economic change.

We are particularly interested in the analysis of individual as well as collective behaviour and decisions that lead to change, or adapt and even resist to change at the level of individuals, groups, industries, regions and countries. Our major concerns are the dynamics of these behaviours and/or decisions and their interrelatedness, as well as the underlying, often feedback driven, mechanisms of change. We investigate these phenomena from different disciplinary angles, which taken together provide a better understanding of social and economic change. Methods include analytical models, controlled experiments, empirical and field studies and historical investigations.

 
From applicants we expect a sustained research interest in one of the following four interdisciplinary research areas:

 
• Responses to accelerated change
• Innovation as intended change
• Changing social and economic contexts and changing identities
• Change across the lifespan

For further information on the research programme as well as on the application requirements please visit http://www.gsbc.uni-jena.de/  
 
Fellowships start any time (Deadline for application: September 30th, 2009). All fellowships include funding for two years. The language of the GSBC is English.

 
The job advertisements and the application form are available at http://www.gsbc.uni-jena.de/index.php?id=9
For further questions please contact Kristina von Rhein: [email protected]

 
Source: http://www.humanfactors.tu-berlin.de/fileadmin/f5/Human_Factors/Stellen/Jena.Stipendien.pdf

Doctoral Fellowships at the Jena Graduate School Human Behaviour in Social and Economic Change (GSBC)

Outstanding candidates with a background in one of the following disciplines
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Applied Ethics
who are interested in interdisciplinary research are invited to apply for Doctoral Fellowships at the Jena Graduate School Human Behaviour in Social and Economic Change (GSBC)

The Jena Graduate School, funded by the Federal Programme "ProExzellenz" of the Free State of Thuringia, is supported by the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the School of Economics and Business Administration, and the Max Planck Institute of Economics. The common research approach within the GSBC is interdisciplinary oriented and addresses the analyses of human behaviour with respect to social and economic change.

 
We are particularly interested in the analysis of individual as well as collective behaviour and decisions that lead to change, or adapt and even resist to change at the level of individuals, groups, industries, regions and countries. Our major concerns are the dynamics of these behaviours and/or decisions and their interrelatedness, as well as the underlying, often feedback driven, mechanisms of change. We investigate these phenomena from different disciplinary angles, which taken together provide a better understanding of social and economic change. Methods include analytical models, controlled experiments, empirical and field studies and historical investigations.

From applicants we expect a sustained research interest in one of the following four interdisciplinary research areas:
• Responses to accelerated change
• Innovation as intended change
• Changing social and economic contexts and changing identities
• Change across the lifespan
 
For further information on the research programme as well as on the application requirements please visit http://www.gsbc.uni-jena.de/.

 
Fellowships start any time (latest: January 2010, Deadline for application: September 30th, 2009). Doctoral fellowships include funding for up to three years (2+1). The language of the GSBC is English.

 
The job advertisements and the application form are available at http://www.gsbc.uni-jena.de/index.php?id=9. For further questions please contact Kristina von Rhein: [email protected]
 
Source: http://www.humanfactors.tu-berlin.de/fileadmin/f5/Human_Factors/Stellen/Jena.Stipendien.pdf

Regional Research Manager Africa with Marie Stopes International, Kenya

Description
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a marketing-focused, results-orientated social business working in 43 countries worldwide, providing sustainable reproductive health/family planning services to 5 million clients each year.

The Regional Research Manager is responsible for leading research efforts across the MSI partnership throughout Southern Africa on the reproductive and sexual health research agenda. S/he ensures the attainment of MSI goals and objectives and provides regional leadership to the research and metrics team. The Research Manager is also expected to ensure good collaboration and coordination with key stakeholders. The post involves extensive international travel.

Based in Kenya (Nairobi), we are offering you the opportunity to take your career to the next level, whilst putting your skills to use assisting us to achieve our mission of ‘Children by Choice, not Chance'.

The successful applicant will have expertise in research preferably gained in a developing country context, demonstrated capabilities of producing results when working with individuals from a range of cultures with varying levels of expertise; proven ability to train others, sell ideas and concepts. You must be pro-choice on abortion. We are particularly looking for researchers with clinical experience (e.g. clinical researchers or researchers who have worked on clinical trials) as well as experienced quantitative researchers.

Relocation assistance will be provided, where applicable.

Contract Length: Full-time staff position

To apply, please review the job framework at www.mariestopes.org/careers and apply online.

Reference No: M09/0058

Closing date: 24 September 2009

Funny: IDIOT alert

I received this email message and LOL, I hope you will like it too. Cheers.

We had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a 'large' enough motor on the opener. I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said, "you need a 1/4 horsepower." I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4. He said, "NO, it's not. Four is larger than two..."
We haven't used Sears repair since.
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My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter. She said, "You gave me too much money." I said, "Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back." She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said "We're sorry but we cannot do that kind of thing." The clerk then proceeded to give me back $1 and 75 cents in change.
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From Kingman , KS -- I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road. The reason: "Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore."
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From Kansas City -- My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for 'minimal lettuce.' He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.
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Happened in Birmingham , Ala. -- I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?" To which I replied, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?" He smiled knowingly and nodded, "That's why we ask."
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The stop-light on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged co-worker of mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, "What on earth are blind people doing driving?!"
She was a probation officer in Wichita , KS .
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I attended a "good-bye" luncheon for an old and dear co-worker. She was leaving the company due to 'downsizing.' Our manager commented cheerfully, "This is fun. We should do this more often." Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that "deer-in-the-headlights" stare.
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I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her life, couldn't understand why her system would not turn on.
A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriff's office, no less.
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When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. "Hey," I announced to the technician, "It's open!" His reply, "I know.. I already got that side." This was at the Ford dealership in Canton , MS...
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When I left Hawaii and was transferred to FL, I still had the Hawaiian plates on my car , as my car was shipped from Hawaii . I was parking somewhere (I can't remember) and a guy asked me "Wow, you drove from Hawaii to here?" I looked at him and quickly said "Yep. I took the Hawaii/San Francisco Bridge."
He nodded his head and said "Cool!"
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Be warem these people walk among us... and they REPRODUCE...

Master fellowship in Sustainable Interntional Development and International Health Policy and Management

The Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development (SID) degree program is pleased to announce the 2010 Feldman Fellowship, which will be awarded to an early– to mid-career development professional with a demonstrated commitment to integrated conservation and development.


The fellowship begins in late August 2010. The Feldman Fellow will join SID graduate students from over 40 countries at Brandeis University in an interdisciplinary study of development and project management emphasizing poverty reduction, gender, human rights and biodiversity conservation.

The Fellow will complete a year-in residence at SID, then work at a field conservation site during the second year of the program.

The Feldman Fellowship includes full tuition, fees, airfare and living expenses for the year-in-residence at Brandeis, and airfare and all university fees for the second year fieldwork. Nominations are encouraged from international and governmental development institutions and NGOs.

Self nominations are accepted, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

The Master of Science in International Health Policy & Management (IHPM) program is pleased to announce a competition in which a full tuition and fees scholarship will be awarded to an early– to mid-career development professional with a demonstrated commitment to effective health policy and management. The Scholarship for this one-year degree begins in August 2010.

The MS program is designed to train students to take on increasingly responsible roles in health policy planning, and in the management of policy and program implementation in health ministries and planning organizations, multilateral and bilateral development organizations and NGOs. Students in this one-year program learn how to make the best use of policy analysis to determine which plans work, which are the most cost-effective and which are sensitive to a country’s values and culture.

The IHPM Scholar will receive full tuition and fee remission for the 2010/2011 academic year. The scholarship does NOT cover airfare, health insurance or any living expenses. Although nominations are encouraged from international and governmental development institutions and NGOs, self-nominations are accepted. Women and candidates with experience in policy, service delivery or education-related work with poor and vulnerable populations are especially encouraged to apply.

See the Attached Documents for More information.

For more information on Brandies, see http://heller.brandeis.edu/sid/

Wenger bwana, sasa chupa imekukosea nini?

Mi nlibutua tu chupa ya maji.... nilifanya hivyo kwa kuwa nilikuwa nimechukizwa, lakini si kwa sababu eti nilidhani hakuwa offside - ni maneno ya kocha wa Arsenal aliyosema baada ya kuulizwa kilichomsibu hadi  kutolewa nje dakika ya mwisho kabisa ya mechi kati ya Arsenal na Manchester United siku ya Jumamosi, 29 Agosti 2009. Wenger alibutua chupa ya maji kiwanjani kwa hasira punde tu goli la kusawazisha la mchezaji Robin VanParsie dhidi ya ManU kukataliwa kwa madai ya kuotea. Mechi iliisha kwa ManU kushinda 2 dhidi ya bao 1 la Arsenal.


"I just kicked a bottle of water...." "I did it because I was disappointed, not because I thought it wasn't offside."

He added: "There were 30 seconds to go and I didn't know where to go. I didn't know you were not allowed to kick a water bottle, although it was a good kick. We were the better team but we lost the game. It is very difficult to swallow." - Wenger

"wow" weblinks

Gickr.com - Create a gif animation from uploaded pictures. You can also use pictures from Flickr or convert YouTube video!

Hyplet - create and customize you own personal personal IDs and online Flyers, which you can easily add to emails and Web pages, allowing you to enhance your online presence and promote your content with a single click.

Navify is an interface for viewing Wikipedia with videos, images, and comments. Very rich with current information and the most tweeted data from across the globe.

Symbols.com - contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics.

Send-email.org - This email sending tool is a unique tool in its way. It lets you simply and fast send an email message. It is perfect:
● if you have no access to your email account
● to quickly send a message
● if your private email is banned by the recipient
● confess your love to somebody
● to play an email joke with your friends
Note: You aren't allowed to use the Send-email.org service for any illegal activities.

"wow" weblinks - WinToFlash

Have you heard about WinToFlash?

WinToFlash is a software that will help you transfer your Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7 setup from CD or DVD to flash in some mouse clicks. This means taht, you can install your Windows from flash card, USB stick, HDD, etc to your computer.

And this is not all it can do. WinToFlash can transfer your live CD/DVD to flash card, for example, BartPE. After all you can erase your Flash card and format it with you Windows for every day use.