CU-Boulder names executive director of the Center for Education on Social Responsibility

first_imgCategories:AcademicsBusiness & EntrepreneurshipCampus CommunityNews Headlines Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Mark Meaney. (Photo courtesy Mark Meaney) The University of Colorado Boulder has named Mark Meaney as executive director of the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) at the Leeds School of Business.Meaney joins CESR from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a faculty director. He has more than 17 years of experience in higher education and public sector ethics.“The Center for Education on Social Responsibility serves a vital role in advancing knowledge, innovation and discovery at Leeds, and ensures that preparation for successful business practice is grounded in ethical values,” said David L. Ikenberry, dean of the Leeds School. “Dr. Mark Meaney brings the thought leadership required to fulfill the CESR vision to become the recognized leader in education on values and social responsibility. I welcome Mark to the Leeds team.”Meaney was formerly the statewide director of ethics with the Office of the President at the University of California, facilitating development and implementation of ethics programs at the system’s 10 campuses, five academic medical centers and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.Prior to joining the University of California, Meaney held a political appointment with Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s administration as chief ethics officer and first deputy director in the Office of Ethics and Compliance.Meaney’s experience in corporate ethics programming spans a number of industries including health care, higher education, global engineering and construction, government contractors, transportation services and nonprofit organizations. He has developed monitoring procedures for multinational corporations in accordance with the United Nations Global Compact guidelines and standards to identify risks and vulnerabilities with respect to harmful work conditions and human rights violations. “In applying for the position of executive director at CESR, I was drawn to the Leeds Schools’ fearless vision to change the global marketplace,” said Meaney. “Corporate responsibility and business ethics are woven into the culture through the work of CESR. I am so very excited and consider myself privileged to join an institution of the caliber of the Leeds School of Business.”Meaney graduated from Marquette University with a Ph.D. in philosophy, specializing in applied ethics. In addition to teaching at the Haas School of the University of California, Berkeley, he taught corporate responsibility and business ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has numerous publications in both professional and popular media including a book on professional development for ethics officers.Founded in 1906, the top-tiered Leeds School is one of the oldest business schools in the United States. Leeds is an inclusive community of distinguished faculty, talented staff, engaged alumni and corporate partners committed to producing principled and innovative leaders who drive value and change the face of business.“Over the last decade, the Center for Education on Social Responsibility and the addition of ethics and social responsibility to the Leeds School curriculum have had a significant impact on our graduates,” said Michael Leeds, a board member of the Leeds School. “Mark Meaney will bring new experiences and skills to grow and expand the leadership in this crucial area.”For more information about the Leeds School visit For more information about CESR visit  Published: Jan. 24, 2014 • By Elizabeth Lock last_img read more

DT, Vodafone pitch for Germany 5G supremacy

first_img Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Vodafone Germany provided bullish updates on the progress of their respective 5G rollouts, promoting dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) and detailing plans for what they claim to be superior coverage.In a statement, Deutsche Telekom said it was launching “Germany’s largest 5G initiative”, which targets covering more than half of the country’s population with the new network technology by the end of 2020.The company noted it was making high-speed services available in cities, while providing access in rural areas with a range of frequencies and technologies including DSS.Meanwhile, in its own statement, Vodafone claimed to be the first operator in the market to use DSS in the 700MHz band to offer 5G and 4G services, covering 10 million people.The operator said combination of the technology and band provided connectivity over a wider area and improved propagation into buildings compared with current network services and those using other frequencies.It also noted using this band would mean “no threat of an antenna forest”: it began deploying DSS for 5G today (23 April).The latest updates come six months after the operators, alongside Telefonica Deutschland, unveiled a rural coverage pact to speed-up and reduce the cost of providing 5G across the country. It also helps to meet strict coverage targets imposed as part of the terms of Germany’s maligned spectrum sale.Other playersIn its latest update on 5G, issued in March, Telefonica said it was expanding the network in the country’s five largest cities as part of a multi-billion euro investment programme.By the end of 2022 it expects to cover the 30 largest urban areas, in addition to rural initiatives.1&1 Drillisch, Germany’s other licensed 5G operator, last month reported construction of its network was being delayed by restrictions brought about by measures to contain Covid-19 (coronavirus). It, however has a deal in place with Telefonica’s unit to lease infrastructure in the meantime. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Chris Donkin AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 APR 2020 5GDeutsche TelecomGermanyTelefonica DeutschlandVodafone Germany Previous ArticleMagic Leap cuts jobs in response to pandemicNext ArticleSwitzerland plans 5G emissions monitoring Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Ditocenter_img Related Home DT, Vodafone pitch for Germany 5G supremacy Tags Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Asia Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelonalast_img read more

Kanye West Releases Debut Sunday Service Album, ‘Jesus Is Born’ [Listen]

first_imgOn Christmas Day, Kanye West unveiled the debut album from his Sunday Service Choir, appropriately titled Jesus Is Born. The album is available on streaming platforms worldwide.The 19-track LP acts as a companion piece, rather than a follow-up, to Kanye’s latest solo album, Jesus Is King. Jesus Is Born features musical arrangements performed exclusively by Sunday Service Choir, while West handles the production responsibilities.Listeners can hear Sunday Service Choir original hymns and gospel renditions of Kanye West hits throughout the album. “Ultralight Beam” and “Father Stretch” are two songs from Kanye’s 2016 release The Life of Pablo that receive the Sunday Service treatment on Jesus Is Born.Jesus Is King and Jesus Is Born are far different from what fans have come to expect from the hip-hop mogul and entrepreneur. His 2004 Grammy-winning debut album The College Dropout, for example, is a hip-hop album featuring some of the most illustrious rappers in history. Jay-Z, Mos Def, and Ludacris all made appearances on the album that interweaves themes of family, self-consciousness, religion, and racism among others. However, Kanye took a wholehearted turn toward gospel in 2019, hosting regular Sunday Service events (including a particularly large one at Coachella on Easter Sunday) and vowing to stop making secular music entirely.Stream the full-length LP, Jesus Is Born, below.Sunday Service Choir (Kanye West) – Jesus Is Born – Full AlbumThough they are packaged quite differently, many of the same themes from previous albums are present in Jesus Is Born. In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, West described his unapologetic reasoning for taking a turn towards gospel music. “Everything I do, even designing a shoe, is for the Church…It’s my only mission and calling—to spread the gospel,” he explained.He even made a point to comment on his mental health, which made national headlines after it led to a hospitalization and cancellation of a national tour a few years back: “They want to make the conversation always be about mental health. And I do love the fact that I can show the world that I’m sitting here, and I have been diagnosed and medicated—a medication that has been designed to make me fat…they’re trying to kill the superhero.”Kanye has no plans of slowing down despite what fans may think of his new direction. In fact, West plans on teaming up with the legendary producer Dr. Dre on his follow-up to Jesus Is King, appropriately titled Jesus Is King Part II, though no details on a release date are available. Furthermore, West continues to mount weekly Sunday Service Experience performances, as he’s done all year.You can get a taste of the Sunday Service Experience with this full-show video from 11/3/19 at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.Kanye West – Sunday Service Experience – 11/3/19[Video: LMH]last_img read more