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EU negotiators predict Brexit deal to be ‘very close’

first_img Share Two sources present at yesterday’s meeting suggested to Reuters good progress had been made as the EU began to engage with new British proposals on how to avoid extensive border checks in Ireland.European Council president delighted Brexiters earlier in the day as he offered a “Canada +++”-style trade deal to the UK, in which Northern Ireland would remain in the customs union and Single Market to avoid a hard border.Read more: Tusk offers UK a Canada-style trade deal in blow for May’s Brexit planToday’s news pushed sterling up to a 10-week high of 88.19p against the euro, and a five-day high against the dollar of $1.3053.One negotiator from the meeting said progress was also being made on issues other than Ireland, including on how to enforce the exit agreement and the protection of goods from special origins. Brussels negotiators for the UK’s exit from the European Union told diplomats late last night that a deal between the two sides is “very close” to being finalised. Friday 5 October 2018 10:02 am He added that chief negotiator Michel Barnier and his team may be open in principle to the UK’s proposition on an emergency Irish border fix, but that it had not yet arrived from London for careful analysis.The news comes as the DUP’s leader in Westminster Nigel Dodds reiterated warnings that the Irish party will not tolerate “tariffs, checks, or anything else between one part of the UK and the other”. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost Funmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Herald whatsapp whatsapp EU negotiators predict Brexit deal to be ‘very close’ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Emily Nicolle Tags: Brexitlast_img read more

Juneau students pick Huskies as combined high school team mascot

first_imgJuneau | Juneau Schools | SportsJuneau students pick Huskies as combined high school team mascotJanuary 16, 2019 by Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO Share:A husky. (Creative Commons photo by Zach Inglis)The combined teams of Juneau-Douglas: Yadaa.at Kalé, Thunder Mountain and Yaakoosge Daakahidi high schools will compete under a new mascot: the Huskies.The Juneau School District announced the pick Wednesday. Students of all three schools voted this week for the Huskies over Ravens, Miners, Phoenix and Juneau United, the latter of which they had previously been competing as without a mascot. The colors will be black, silver and white.The Huskies were also the Douglas High School mascot back in the day, before Douglas and Juneau high schools merged in 1956.Judy Ripley was part of the last graduating class of Douglas High School in 1955 and is pleased with the pick.“H-U-S-K-I-E-S. Yay Huskies!” the former cheerleader said with a laugh. “I think it would be quite nice if the united team used that name.”The district said Huskies embody the strength and endurance of Juneau sports teams.The new mascot is specifically for district-wide teams and activities, like the football and cheer teams. Thunder Mountain-specific teams will remain the Falcons; likewise with JD’s Crimson Bears.It could create the occasional identity issue. A 2012 story at maxpreps.com, a CBS Sports site, looked at the most popular Alaska high school mascots and noted nine other schools with Huskies as their mascot. It was tied for the third most popular Alaska high school mascot at the time.The state’s school activities governing body approved the Juneau School District’s partially combined teams in 2017. School district activities official Darryl Smith said the mascot change will be effective in the fall 2019.Share this story:last_img read more

First Look: Could a fruit fly’s sex life be the key to a new type of contraception?

first_img By Eric Boodman Jan. 3, 2017 Reprints First Look: Could a fruit fly’s sex life be the key to a new type of contraception? General Assignment Reporter Eric focuses on narrative features, exploring the startling ways that science and medicine affect people’s lives. Fruit eggs erupt from their protective follicles. Lylah Deady Tags biotechnologydrug developmentresearchSTAT+women’s health What is it? GET STARTED [email protected] Log In | Learn More Consider, for a moment, the sex lives of fruit flies. They might seem very different from ours, with seductive wing-fluttering, oh-so-sensual buzzing, and ritual partner-tasting through gustatory organs on their legs.But if you thought you were unique in the bedroom — or at least unlike an arthropod — Jianjun Sun has news for you. Not only does everyone’s favorite lab insect have a penchant for oral foreplay, but the female fruit fly’s egg cells also act a lot like a human’s — and Sun hopes he can use that similarity to develop a new kind of contraceptive.center_img About the Author Reprints What’s included? In the Lab Eric Boodman 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 by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED @ericboodman 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.last_img read more

AbbVie SVP: How scientists should talk to the C-suites

first_img What’s included? Log In | Learn More “In the Know” features conversations with the people and personalities in biopharma.Azita Saleki-Gerhardt is used to simultaneously navigating divergent cultures. At the University of Wisconsin, she slowly adapted to American life while struggling to dispel her fellow students’ stereotypes about Iran, her home country. After earning a doctorate in pharmaceutics, she spent the 1990s as a scientist developing and tweaking drug formulas in Abbott’s labs, and later overseeing technical aspects of the company’s manufacturing process. AbbVie SVP: How scientists should talk to the C-suites Hyacinth Empinado/STAT 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. 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. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED GET STARTED In the Know By Leah Samuel July 20, 2017 Reprints What is it? Tags drug developmentpharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

Detectives investigate after someone tried to lure girl into car in Naples Park

first_img Naples Park residents calling for change after a series of crashes and car break-ins March 24, 2021 AdvertisementDeputies said the vehicle was reported to drive slowly up and down the road. The girl’s mother said she had told her daughter to walk up a driveway if the vehicle came near after the girl had called concerned about the vehicle, according to CCSO. The girl told detectives she never saw the driver but believes it’s a woman. She had no other details except that the vehicle has tinted windows. 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 AdvertisementRecommended 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 Masked men kidnap, kill 2 in South Florida December 9, 2020 Woman arrested for attempted burglary in Naples January 21, 2021 NAPLES PARK, Fla. – Authorities are investigating after a girl said someone had offered her a ride home as she got off the school bus on three occasions. The girl’s father called law enforcement and reported that a person in a black vehicle offered his daughter a ride home three different times as she was getting off the school bus in Naples Park, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. The man told detectives that his daughter said she most recently saw the black vehicle on Feb. 22 and a few days before on Feb 18. The girl yelled “no” and ran home each time the car approached her, she reported. Advertisement Naples Park trees to be removed for infrastructure repairs May 18, 2021 AdvertisementTags: KidnapNaples Park RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has enhanced patrols in the Naples Park area. Detectives are investigating the incident. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact them at 239-252-9300 or to contact SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS to remain anonymous. last_img read more

Earth Canvas at Gallery

first_imgEarth Canvas at Gallery A new exhibition that links leading artists with regenerative farmers opens this week at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.Featuring striking new work by leading Australian artists Ros Atkins, Jenny Bell, Jo Davenport, Janet Laurence, Tony Nott, Idris Murphy and John Wolseley, the Earth Canvas exhibition highlights engagement with the landscape through land stewardship via a creative lens.Developed by regional collaborative Earth Canvas: Art in Ag, curated by Albury LibraryMuseum, and supported by the National Museum of Australia, the Earth Canvas exhibition demonstrates that from a regenerative farming perspective, good land management is part of the climate solution.AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack said the council was pleased to be the first venue for this ground breaking exhibition.“We know that art can drive enormous economic and social improvements and by taking a creative approach, this exhibition can help to drive real change that will not only benefit the farmers of the future but also create a healthier, more sustainable world for generations to come,” he said.Gill Sanbrook, the driving force behind the Earth Canvas: Art in Ag project, said: “The artists and farmers involved in the Earth Canvas project wanted to share their combined experience of artworks and on farm visits through the exhibition. By taking time out to think about, look at and feel the landscape, we can all develop a better appreciation of the origins of our food and of the agricultural processes behind it.”Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery is the first venue for the Earth Canvas exhibition, which is scheduled to visit museums and galleries across multiple states and territories in 2021 and 2022.The exhibition opens in Swan Hill on Friday, March 19 at 6pm with opening comments from Gilian Sanbrook from Earth Canvas: Art in Ag and Caryn Giblin, Learning and Outreach Coordinator at Albury Library Museum.This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program. /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:Albury, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Bell, climate, Earth, Exhibition, Farming, Government, local council, National Museum of Australia, project, sustainable, Swan, Swan Hill, Swan Hill Rural City Council, Wolseleylast_img read more

New development to support jobs and provide more housing for Tasmanians

first_imgNew development to support jobs and provide more housing for Tasmanians Roger Jaensch,Minister for HousingElise Archer,Minister for Building and ConstructionEvery Tasmanian needs a roof over their head and the Tasmanian Government is continuing to boost the supply of new homes, right around the State.A new sub-division in Blackmans Bay will include 26 new two-bedroom social housing and private dwellings for Tasmanians in need, including designs catering for older people and those with disability.Minister for Housing Roger Jaensch said the Government’s $3.5 million investment in these homes form part of its $100 million commitment to increase the supply of social and affordable housing in Tasmania.“Our record investment into housing is delivering more homes for Tasmanians, in all areas of the State, with the site for these homes identified from the EOI process to build up to 1000 new homes over the next three years,” Minister Jaensch said.“We remain on track to deliver up to 1,500 new social housing dwellings by June 2023, with the EOI identifying many new supply projects across the State, with some significantly progressed with design work complete and approved development applications in place.“I want to especially thank the Presentation Sisters, who have a long history in Tasmania of helping people in poverty and those experiencing homelessness and housing stress, and who gifted the land where the new homes will be located.“I thank them for their service and their extraordinary generosity as we continue to assist Tasmanians into housing.”Construction is forecast to begin in May 2021, with practical completion set for July 2022.Minister for Building and Construction Elise Archer said the build would provide more work for our vital building and construction sector.“New projects like this will not only provide housing for those in need, but will also stimulate our economy and create jobs, with $570 million in total economic activity already in place across the State and more to come,” Minister Archer said.“Our building and construction sector is booming, with the number of construction loans in January was nearly triple the number 12 months earlier before the pandemic, and was higher than the national growth over the same period.“We are backing the sector and encouraging further growth by continuing to roll out projects right around the State that will create jobs and provide more housing for Tasmanians that need it.” /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:affordable housing, AusPol, Australia, Blackmans Bay, building, Building and Construction, Economy, Government, homelessness, housing, Investment, jobs, Minister, older people, pandemic, stress, TAS, Tasmania, Tassielast_img read more

Regional touring takes centre-stage in $5 million performing arts boost

first_imgRegional touring takes centre-stage in $5 million performing arts boost The Morrison Government is investing an extra $5 million to support performing arts touring in regional and remote communities as they rebound from the effects of COVID-19.The Playing Australia Regional Recovery Investment 2021, through the Australia Council, will provide extra funding for performing arts organisations that have already been awarded grants under previous rounds of the Playing Australia Program and were heavily disrupted by the pandemic. The additional funding will support the viability of their regional and remote touring projects.Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the investment would support performing companies and all the regional performing art centres around Australia.“This targeted support will connect regional and remote communities to music, theatre, dance and other inspiring performing arts, supporting community well-being, and driving economic recovery and arts development,” Minister Fletcher said.“Since 2012, the Australia Council has delivered $54.8m to 251 projects, reflecting the Morrison Government’s significant investment in increasing the audience reach of performing arts.”Australia Council CEO Adrian Collette AM said “This funding will mean Australians living in regional and remote areas will have the opportunity to experience more of the wonderful diversity of talent and creativity through tours by performing arts companies, as well as that already fostered in their own communities.”“It will be wonderful to see more performances being staged in regional centres and communities across Australia through this new investment.”Playing Australia is administered by the Australia Council and has three grant rounds each year. Recipients are selected by the Australia Council through peer review.Interim changes to the Playing Australia guidelines will also be made to assist organisations to negotiate the ongoing impact of COVID-19.Applications are now open and will close on 1 June 2021, followed by the next round closing on 12 October 2021. /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, Australia, Australia Council, communications, community, council, covid-19, creativity, Government, Impact, infrastructure, Investment, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, pandemic, regional development, remote communitieslast_img read more

CU Community Fondly Remembers Former President Quigg Newton

first_imgMembers of the University of Colorado community today praised the contributions of former CU President Quigg Newton, who died this morning at the age of 91. Newton was the eighth president of the University of Colorado, serving from Dec. 15, 1956 through June 30, 1963. The former Denver mayor died at Denver Health Medical Center. Newton was admitted to the hospital Wednesday after suffering a serious fall and cardiac arrest. “As Quigg Newton’s physician and friend, I am deeply saddened by his passing,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny. “To me, he was much more than a patient; he was a good friend, a visionary academic administrator, an innovative civic leader and a great Coloradan. And, yet this remarkable man was characterized by tremendous humility and appreciation of the work of others. “Fortunately for us, Quigg Newton became president of the University of Colorado at a pivotal time in our history. His early leadership laid the groundwork for the excellence we now enjoy in many corners of the university. For example, he played a key role in the early development of such world-class programs as physics, chemistry and space sciences. “Clearly, Quigg understood the university’s potential for greatness and ceaselessly promoted CU as an engine of economic opportunity for the state. He also had a vision of the university’s role in meeting the urgent needs of society. In his words, a university “must be a center of creative thought and must extend the frontier of knowledge. “We at CU-Boulder offer our condolences to the family and friends of Quigg Newton, whose leadership and personal qualities have earned him a prominent place in the history of Colorado and higher education.” “He was a great man,” said law professor and former CU-Boulder Chancellor James Corbridge. “The state has lost a wonderful human being and a great Colorado citizen.” Corbridge said Newton had remained very interested in what was happening at the university and was active and supportive after leaving the presidency. At CU, Newton was instrumental in revitalizing the honors program, education, music, history, economics, psychology and English. He was proud of the campus’s advancements in interdisciplinary work, such as the Institute of Behavioral Science, the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. International education was a high priority for Quigg Newton, who helped bring greater emphasis to international activities at CU. A private family service will be held. The family prefers that, instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the University of Colorado Foundation for the Quigg and Virginia Newton Endowed Chair in Leadership, the University of Denver School of International Studies, or a charity of the donor’s choice.FACT SHEETUniversity of Colorado Presidency of Quigg NewtonApril 4, 2003* Quigg Newton was the eighth president of the University of Colorado, serving for six and one-half years from Dec. 15, 1956 through June 30, 1963.* Newton told a Denver newspaper in 2001 that of all his positions, he most enjoyed serving as president of CU. His worst moment, he said, was when he made the decision to resign.* Newton presided over CU during a period of great growth in physical facilities and academic quality.* Institutes that were established at CU-Boulder during Newton’s presidency included the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics in 1962, now known as JILA, involving scientists from CU-Boulder and the National Bureau of Standards. The National Bureau of Standards is now the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In 2001, two JILA fellows, Carl Wieman and Eric Cornell, received the Nobel Prize in Physics.* Other CU-Boulder institutes launched during Newton’s presidency included the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, the Institute of Behavioral Science and the Institute for Computing Science. Both LASP and IBS are among the most vital and important units on campus today.* Other new campus programs or facilities launched by Newton included the Office of International Education, the cyclotron and an expansion of programs at the Arctic and Alpine Institute. During Newton’s tenure, the university was instrumental in attracting the National Center for Atmospheric Research to Boulder. At the same time, the Medical Center in Denver experienced dynamic growth.* In an interview in the Colorado Alumnus in 1963, just before he departed from CU, Newton said: “My feeling was and is now that a great or first-rate university has something to give the state and the nation that a mediocre university can’t provide. “… A great university can provide top quality education for its students. It can make a major contribution to knowledge. The first-rate university can have a tremendously upgrading influence on the whole educational system of the state, and can benefit the entire citizenry through the cultural enrichment which the university provides.” Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 3, 2003 last_img read more

International graduate students: Communication courses available

first_imgScreening Tests MyCUInfo Add Course InstructionsNew StudentsIf you are not a current University of Colorado Boulder student, download and complete the Enrollment Registration Form below. Course Descriptions Add/Drop/Withdraw Information Advisors with specific concerns about a student’s assessment should contact [email protected] When registering for courses, letter grading (A, B, C, D, and F) is the traditional method for credit and grading. Most credit courses are taken with this option. However, students may take a credit course for no credit or pass/fail.Note: Students who receive a scholarship for an ESL Credit course must take the course for a letter grade.No CreditStudents pay full tuition for a no-credit course, and receive an NC on their transcript in place of a letter grade. No-credit courses do not count toward full-time enrollment for financial aid purposes. Students should consult their college or school for policies on no-credit courses.Pass/FailCourses taken on a pass/fail basis are NOT noted on class rosters or final-grade lists, nor are instructors notified that a student is taking the course pass/fail. Students are assigned a grade for the course. A grade of D- or above is converted to a P (pass); an F remains an F (fail). Only the F is calculated as part of a student’s GPA; a grade of P is not counted. Students should consult their college or school for policies on pass/fail courses. Scholarships are competitive and limited, so please apply early. Deadline to apply is the first day of class Screening Test Schedule & Registration Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions Share Program Facts Fall and Spring Semesters, 10-week Courses 3-4 Hours/Week, 30-40 Hours/Semester Advanced Levels, CEFR B2-C2 In-person and Hybrid CoursesThe ESL Credit Program is designed for advanced level international graduate, undergraduate and exchange students at the University of Colorado Boulder or working professionals from the Boulder area. Students build and refine their English communication skills using texts, materials, and activities relevant to their specific area of study or profession. Courses are interactive and challenging.​ Dates & Prices Can I retake the screening test?No, students are not allowed to retake the screening test. If you are an RA or TA and have a concern about your test scores, please talk to your department. Spring 2021 DatesCoursesStart DateEnd DateDaysTimeESLG 1130 Pronunciation for International Graduate StudentsFebruary 8April 19M/W8:00- 9:30February 9April 20T/Th8:00- 9:30ESLG 1140 Public Speaking for International Graduate StudentsFebruary 9April 20T/Th17:00-18:30 Special Grading Options All dates and prices are subject to change without notice.All prices are in U.S. dollars.Tuition is due on the first day of class unless otherwise noted. Students may add, drop, or withdraw via MyCUInfo, email, or in person. When withdrawing, students will receive a grade of “W” on their transcript.Email: [email protected] Person: Continuing Education 1505 University Avenue, BoulderSpring 2021 Add/Drop/Withdraw ScheduleNovember 9, 2020First Date to Enroll Open Enroll Date February 8, 2021Session Begin DateFebruary 15, 2021Add Deadline (without signatures) Waitlist DeadlineFebruary 22, 2021Deadline to withdraw from course with a 100% refund.March 1, 2021Deadline to withdraw from course with a 60% refund.March 8, 2021Deadline to withdraw from course with a 40% refund April 20, 2021Session End Date. Screening Test Schedule & Registration Course Registration International Graduate Student Courses (2-credits)ESLG 1130 Pronunciation for International Graduate StudentsThis course is designed for international graduate students who want to polish and refine their spoken English skills. The course emphasizes producing increasingly accurate English stress, rhythm and intonation, and vowels and consonants. Students participate in listening and speaking activities targeting specific pronunciation features, prepare recordings, and deliver short presentations related to their field. Students receive weekly individualized feedback.ESLG 1140 Public Speaking for International Graduate StudentsThis course is designed for international graduate students who want to improve oral communication skills for effective academic, professional, and social interactions. Specific attention is given to presenting, explaining and clarifying ideas, negotiating, interrupting, hedging, and responding to questions. Students deliver short formal presentations and impromptu speeches, and lead and participate in group discussions. Students improve active listening skills, non-verbal communication, and English pronunciation.ESLG 1210 Academic Writing for International Graduate Students (Hybrid Course)This course is designed for international graduate students who would benefit from academic and professional writing instruction and practice. This course addresses the development of paragraphs and full-length papers, reports, and proposals. Focus areas include organization and style, grammar and vocabulary, and using source material effectively. Assignments are customized to students’ disciplines with extensive instructor feedback to improve fluency, clarity, and accuracy in writing.About Hybrid CoursesHybrid courses meet in-person once per week for a total of 1.5 hours. Additional assignments and activities are completed online. Students can expect a minimum of 1.5 hours of online assignments and activities per week in addition to the in-person class time, regular reading, and homework assignments. Hybrid courses require consistent and dependable internet access. Special Grading Options Add/Drop/Withdraw Information Course Descriptions Sample Writing Test Writing RubricTest ResultsStudents receive their test results within one week after taking the test. Test results will indicate which courses, if any, are recommended or required. Email: [email protected]: 303-492-5335In-person:Division of Continuing Education 1505 University Ave. Boulder, CO 80309 Enrollment Registration FormYou may email, fax, or drop off the completed form in person at the office of Continuing Education: ESL Credit Program ScholarshipThe University of Colorado Boulder’s Division of Continuing Education offers a limited number of scholarships for ESL Credit Program courses. These scholarships are available to current CU graduate students and may be applied one time to one course. Students interested in receiving a scholarship must complete a competitive application process.Fall 2020/ Spring 2021 Scholarship Application Dates & Prices Scholarship Opportunities English language screening tests are available to international students enrolled at the University of Colorado Boulder. The purpose of the tests is to assess students’ academic English proficiency and pronunciation.Working professionals and community members who are not degree students are not required to take the tests.International students in some departments, including those who will be TA’s or RA’s, are required to take English language screening tests in writing and/or speaking. All international students, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, should check with their college or department about testing requirements.Speaking TestThe speaking test is comprised of a short interview with two evaluators. Students will be asked a series of questions and will be evaluated in real-time on their speaking competence and overall comprehensibility. Each evaluator independently rates students using a speaking and pronunciation rubric. Nontraditional Student ScholarshipThe University of Colorado Boulder’s Division of Continuing Education offers a Nontraditional Student Scholarship each semester. The scholarship awards funding toward the cost of one course up to a maximum of $1000 and is competitive based on available funding and a competitive essay review. Non-degree seeking students (students not formally admitted to a University of Colorado Boulder degree program) age 22+ who are enrolled in ESL Credit Program courses offered through the International English Center are eligible to apply for the scholarship.If you would like to apply for the Nontraditional Student Scholarship, please visit the Continuing Education website where you will find the link to the online scholarship application. You will need your Identikey username and password to complete this scholarship application. Please contact Continuing Education if you have any questions or are unable to log into the application: [email protected] Current CU Boulder StudentsCurrent University of Colorado Boulder students may register for ESL Credit Program courses through MyCUInfo. Download the PDF below for step-by-step instructions on how to register for these courses in MyCUInfo. Scholarship Opportunities Course Registration The speaking component of the screening test takes place at the International English Center, located at 1030 13th Street, between Euclid and College Avenue in Boulder. View location on the Campus Map Sample Speaking Test Speaking and Pronunciation RubricWriting TestThe writing test is administered online. Students have 60 minutes to read an article, write a summary, and write a response. Two evaluators independently rate students using a reading and writing rubric. Fall 2021Online testing appointments begin August 19th, 2021Engineering Students Engineering students can register online by clicking the button below. Test Registration-Engineering StudentsAll Other Students Students can register online by clicking the button below. Test Registration-All Other Students ESL Credit tuition is a separate charge and is not included as part of CU Boulder main campus tuition.2-Credit Course (ESLG 1130, 1140, 1210):  $880 Screening Testslast_img read more