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Transcript: ICons Program Integrated Concentration in Science What is iCons? A selective, 20-credit undergraduate science program offered by the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Who is iCons designed for? iCons is designed for students majoring in the physical and life sciences, engineering, and public health. iCons provides integrative science education in two theme areas: Renewable Energy and Biomedicine/Biosystems. The Academic Program iCons—Integrated Concentration in Science Students in the iCons program receive invaluable training Problem-solving through science and engineering Multidisciplinary teamwork Student-driven learning based on interests Peer and near-peer mentoring The iCons Advantage The iCons Difference Graduates from the iCons program have a head start. Superior communication, leadership, and teamwork skills Focused knowledge of real-world problems Interdisciplinary research skills Networking for careers and graduate school The Application Process When to apply? Students who want to join the iCons Program who are pursuing laboratory-based majors in the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Engineering and the School of Public Health, submit an application in the fall semester of freshman year. Why is this encouraged? The program is designed for students to take one course per year over the course of four years. However, sophomores are allowed to apply, but keep in mind if you apply later you will have to double up on courses near the end of the program. The iCons Application Process iCons Application Admission to iCons is limited and competitive. Admission decisions are based primarily on answers to the essay questions on the application. Application opens: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 on the iCons website. Application deadline: Tuesday, October 9 @ 11:59pm Phone Interviews with select applicants: October 26-31. Orientation for newly admitted cohort: December 1, 2018. iCons Admissions iCons Curriculum Students choose a theme area before registering for the second-year courses, and are expected to join a lab by the spring semester of their Junior year. iCons students are not required to be members of the Commonwealth Honors College, but all iCons courses carry honors credit. The iCon's Curriculum Course Sequence If you have questions or comments about the iCons program, please email: iCons Program Manager Cameron Holden College of Natural Sciences University of Massachusetts Amherst Integrated Sciences Building Rm 241G Amherst, MA 01003-9246 (link sends e-mail) Phone: 413-545-3674 Fax: 413-545-1242 Faculty and Staff iCons Program Director Dr. Justin T. Fermann Department of Chemistry University of Massachusetts 710 North Pleasant St Amherst MA 01003-9336 sends e-mail) Phone: 413-545-2054 F For more information about the iCons Program please go to: The iCons Program Website


Transcript: TV: Family Guy (Fox) On one of the episodes, the storyline features a man who vomits onscreen for a lengthy period of time after discovering he had slept with a transgender character. The episode also contained anti-trans language and defamatory characterizations. TV: The Fosters (ABC) In this scene, it's revealed that Ava slept with her son and later denies it and says that he's adopted. Our Research Transparent Internet: Orange is the New Black (Netflix) Laverne Cox is a MTF transgender woman of color who plays the character of Sophia Burset, who is also a trans woman in prison for credit card fraud, in an attempt to pay for a sex change. -1st Transgender individual ever nominated for an Emmy. -1st Transgender ever to appear on the cover of Time magazine. These misrepresentations lead people to adopt values and beliefs that further the gender binary and normative hegmonic majority viewpoints. - Gender Confusion: By portraying characters that don't understand themselves, the media portrays gender confusion to an already strict gender binary society. - Racism: The very few transgender characters of color play roles that further the stereotypes of certain ethnicities. - Mental Illness: In order for the normative hegemonic society to relate to the transgender community, they automatically assume they are mentally ill because they do not fit within the social constructs as male or female. - Homophobia/ Transphobia: The predominant assumption of the transgender community is that individuals are homosexuals, when this is not necessarily the case. There is a difference between gender and sexual orientation. Ava Moore is a trangender character on the show Nip/Tuck and is portrayed as a pyschopathic, baby stealing, sexual predator who sleeps with her own son. They dedicated a whole season to her. Ava is shown here with a baby that she has stolen. The scars on the baby are from a plastic surgery procedure that she wanted done so he can be "perfect". When she found out that some of the scarring was permanent, she abandons the baby at the hospital because she believes being different leads to a road of pain. Sources After learning that he has slept with a transgender woman, Brian is seen vomiting for a very long period of time. Our Product ELLE Modeling Agency: A modeling Agency for Transgender Individuals specifically Our goal is to help the Trans community integrate with the world of media and help them to not only be represented but to also help provide a place of security for those looking to become models, actors/actresses, etc. We provide information and resources to health issues, employment laws, and protections against discrimination. TV: Nip/Tuck (FX) This show featured a storyline about a transgender woman who regretted her transition, a transgender sex worker being beaten, and an entire season about a psychopathic trans woman depicted as a baby-stealing sexual predator who sleeps with her own son. Research Continued Misrepresentation Explained - Transgender characters are cast in the "victim" role at least 40% of the time. - Transgender characters were cast as killers or villains at least 21% of the time in episodes and story lines. - The most common profession transgender characters were depicted as were sex workers (20%). - Anti- transgender slurs, language and dialogue was present in at least 61% of the episodes and story lines. **Statistics from GLAAD, an organization that investigates LGBT news to help build support for equality.** Tom Phelan is a 17 year old FTM Transgender teen who plays Cole, a trans teenager in an all female group home. Cole struggles with being displaced from his home for being perceived as a lesbian. He leaves home and is caught with hormonal drugs and sent to juvie. “I just really hope that people know that there are people like Cole out there, and there are people like me out there. We’re people like anyone else. We should be treated with the same respect and love as anyone else.” - Tom Phelan Since the amount of transgender individuals is so limited in the media, we decided to analyze as much of it as we could for our research. We looked at TV shows, magazines, high fashion runway shows, documentaries, movies, etc. Guided Questions during our research: - Who shows up? Do they have a form of privilege within the community? - What character/role do they play? - What is the status quo of the community and how does reality conflict with what is portrayed? - Is there an element of invisibility? Analysis RACISM

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Transcript: Company info: Icon is a leading web design and web development firm based in Malta. Founded in 1998 by Ian Castillo and Gege Gatt. It all starts from hiring people who are gifted, original and passionate about what they do. Icon’s objective has never been size but quality. Icon has become a market-leading company employing 22 people with an annual turnover of approximately 1 Million Euros. Management Style:: Controlling to an extent to NOT hinder employee's growth. Always take a RATIONAL approach to decisions - except when opportunities arise making it still, a rational approach. DECENTRALISED decision making company letting all employees give their opinions and ideas Malta lacks entrepreneurial drive! FORMALISED procedures are needed in moderation and according to the situation Conflict Management:: Companies beat around the bush resulting in unclear decisions which lead to conflict Performance review:: SMART review 360 degrees review Training and development is crucial especially for technological companies where things are changing every 3 to 6 months Recruitment and retention is the MOST important role for the success of all firms! Decentralized decision making Employees given space to grow Rational approach to decisions Some lack of managerial skills Straightforward approach towards conflict Less formal procedures Performance Appraisals 1. Having an HR Department 2. Open communication 3. self-assessment 4. Recruitment chain Recommendations Findings and Analysis from both the employee and employer interviewed: Implications:: Secondary Research: Analyzing Website. Recommendations:: Primary Research:: Personal Interviews with both the owner-manager and employee. What have we observed? What are our recommendations? Thank you for your attention! Methodology:: “If I’ve learnt one ingredient to success, is the importance of having the right people on the bus at the right time. The ability of having the best people on the bus at all times. Today good is not good enough – it is about being excellent.”

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