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1038

Year 1038 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar. Emperor Conrad II holds court in Troia, he orders Pandulf IV of Capua to restore the territories of Monte Cassino. Pandulf holes himself up in the fortress of Sant'Agata de' Goti, dispatches tribute and his son as hostage to Troia as a token of peace. Conrad accepts his offer. Conrad goes on the offensive and seizes Capua, gives it to Guaimar IV of Salerno. Duke John II drives his mother Maria out of Amalfi, he has Manso exiled to the island of Sirenuse. John reconciles with Maria, allows her to remain as co-ruler of Amalfi; the Banu Tujib clan is deposed by Al-Mustain I, who starts the Huddid Dynasty, which rules over the Taifa of Zaragoza for a century. The name of Versailles, at this time a small village, appears for the first time in a medieval charter in France. Duke Bretislav I of Bohemia invades Poland, he captures and destroys the cities of Gniezno and Poznań. August 15 – On the death of his uncle, Stephen I, Peter Orseolo becomes the second ruler of Hungary.

The Western Xia declare their independence from the Liao Dynasty in China. Ibn Butlan, Arab Nestorian Christian physician Isaac ibn Ghiyyat, Jewish rabbi and philosopher Rostislav of Tmutarakan, Kievan Rus' prince Sancho Garcés, Spanish nobleman March 28 – Hai Gaon, Jewish theologian April 23 – Liudolf of Brunswick, margrave of Frisia May 4 – Gotthard, bishop of Hildesheim May 22 – Shibl al-Dawla Nasr, Mirdasid emir of Aleppo July 6 – Ōnakatomi no Sukechika, Japanese poet July 18 – Gunhilda of Denmark, German queen August 15 – Stephen I, king of Hungary November 1 – Herman I, German nobleman December 3 – Emma of Lesum, German noblewoman December 20 – Beorhtheah, bishop of Worcester Aethelnoth, archbishop of Canterbury Alice of Normandy, countess of Burgundy Al-Tha'alibi, Persian historian Budic of Nantes, French nobleman Ealdred, ealdorman of Bamburgh Ermengol II, count of Urgell Farrukhi Sistani, Persian poet Felix of Rhuys, Breton Benedictine abbot Habbus al-Muzaffar, Zirid ruler of Granada Herman IV, duke of Swabia Kyiso, Burmese king of the Pagan Dynasty Ralph III, French nobleman William VI, French nobleman

Xihua University

Xihua University is a public comprehensive university located in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China. Approved by the State Ministry of Education, Xihua University was founded on April 16, 2003, formed by the merger of the former Sichuan University of Science and Technology (Chinese:四川工业学院)and the former Teacher's College; the former Sichuan University of Science and Technology, once called the Sichuan Mechanical College of Agriculture(Chinese:四川农业机械学院), was founded in 1960. The former Teacher's College, located in Peng Zhou County, was founded in 1971. Xihua University covers about 2,850 mu in the Hi-tech zone of Chengdu; the campus has a tributary of Ming Jiang River winding through it, the Ancient Irrigation Project—Du Jiangyan and its national scenery zone is to the west. XHU's school motto is “Diligence and Excellence”. More than 70 academicians of Chinese academy of sciences, Chinese academy of engineering and experts from China and abroad are invited to serve as special professors of the school.

The university consists of 27 schools, one department and 68 undergraduate programs, covering the fields of science, liberal arts, economy and education. The university enrolls students from 23 provinces and is qualified to enroll foreign students. There are about 22,000 full-time students, including 400 graduates, it has been a Provincial Key Base for Scientific Research. XHU students have won the first and the second national prizes in the National Electronic Design Competition for six years, the second national prize in Mathematical Model Design Competition, two national third prizes and organizing prizes in the Challenging Cup Competition in 2002, a national third prize in 2000; the university held the Table Tennis Game of the 6th National Game of the Undergraduates and won both the men's and women's gold and silver medals of the team title. The university is the National Art Education Model and has been awarded the prize of a National Model for excellent organization of students practice work.

Therefore, employers for their creative and diligent spirit welcome students of XHU. For years, the employment rate has been above 85%. XHU has established collaborative relations with more than 20 universities from nearly 14 countries and signed the 1-2-1 Educational Program with four American state universities, providing its students an opportunity to earn dual degrees from Chinese and American universities over the course of four or five years. XHU has collected funds in many ways to develop itself. In 2002, the university signed an agreement with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and secured a loan of RMB one billion yuan. In 2002, the university signed another agreement with Xin Tiantong Co. Ltd, which will invest one-billion-yuan to build an extension of the campus. Having paid great attention to the faculty building, XHU now has 1,400 teachers and staff members, among whom 380 teachers have the title of senior post. XHU has invited three academicians to be directors of the key provincial laboratories, 14 other academicians and 43 distinguished professors to be part-time professors.

Official website XiHua Online student journal – An online student journal from students of China West Normal University

Clarksville, Michigan

Clarksville is a village in Ionia County in the U. S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 394; the village is within Campbell Township. The Clarksville ZIP code 48815 serves the northern portion of the township as well the southern portion of Boston Township and small portions of Odessa Township on the east and Bowne Township in Kent County on the west. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.50 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 394 people, 164 households, 102 families residing in the village; the population density was 788.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 182 housing units at an average density of 364.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 94.7% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.3% from other races, 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population. There were 164 households of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, 37.8% were non-families.

31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.01. The median age in the village was 32.4 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the village was 53.6% male and 46.4% female