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Assumption College

Assumption College is a private, Roman Catholic, liberal arts college in Worcester, Massachusetts. Assumption has an enrollment of about 2,117 undergraduates; the college confers Bachelor of Arts degrees in its undergraduate program, Master of Arts and Masters of Business Administration degrees in its graduate program, associate's degrees through its Continuing Education program. Though majors in the sciences are offered, only one Bachelor of Science degree is conferred. In late April 2019, Assumption College applied to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education become Assumption University; the application was approved and Assumption will become a university at the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic year. Assumption was founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption, a Catholic order under the Augustinian Rule dedicated to service through teaching and the hastening of the Kingdom of God, as reflected in their motto "Thy Kingdom Come." The original campus was on a tract of hillside land.

In these early years, enrollment was male of French-Canadian heritage. Most courses were taught with only a small number taught in English. In June 1953, a tornado cut a path of destruction through several western and central Massachusetts communities, including the city of Worcester. Several campus buildings were destroyed or damaged. Although the co-located Assumption Preparatory School stayed on the rebuilt campus until 1970, the college relocated to a new campus off Salisbury Street, on the west side of the city opening in 1956; the old Assumption campus complex was sold to the state after the prep school closed and is today the home of Quinsigamond Community College. In 1969, Assumption became a coeducational institution, allowing both laymen and -women into the faculty, female students into its programs of study. Centennial festivities began in January 2004. On February 15, 2007, the Assumption College Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Francesco Cesareo, an author and historian, would succeed President Thomas R. Plough on July 1, 2007.

As the 15th president of the institution, Plough oversaw an aggressive eight-year Centennial Campaign that raised over $33 million for campus renovations and construction. Assumption's first effort at continuing education began in 1954 with the founding of the Evening College known as the St. Augustine Institute. Non-credit courses were offered two years with the founding of the Adult Education Center; these facilities were open to the public. Assumption phased out both facilities in the late 1960s. In 1979, Assumption launched a second effort at continuing adult education with the Center for Continuing and Professional Education, renamed in 2007 the Center for Continuing and Career Education; this new facility combined the credited courses of the old Evening College and the non-credit work of the Adult Education Center into one office. The Center celebrated its 25th anniversary in the same year as the undergraduate college's centennial; the French Institute, founded in 1979, serves as a specialized research center for students studying French history and language.

The Institute was founded by Father Wilfrid J. Dufault, A. A. the late chancellor emeritus of the College, Dr. Claire Quintal, founding director emerita, to preserve the French heritage of Assumption College and of the New England region; the Institute is both a center for French cultural activities. Although its main goals are to foster the preservation and study of the records of the history and cultural traditions of French ethnicity on this continent, the name "French Institute" was chosen to encompass the entire Francophone world; the Institute is the leading place to study material relating to the more than 1.5 million French Canadians who immigrated to New England in the 19th and 20th centuries. As a research center, the French Institute acquires books and artifacts pertinent to its primary focus: the French presence in North America, with particular emphasis on New England. All aspects of this presence are of interest to the Institute: social, cultural, literary, etc; the personal collection of Dr. Quintal formed the early nucleus of the holdings.

The donation of their fine library by the Fall River Dominicans enhanced the Institute's book collection, which had begun to grow with gifts of duplicate books by ACA Assurance and the Union St. Jean-Baptiste. From 2003 to 2005, book donations by Dr. Armand Chartier, Arthur L. Eno, Dr. Gerard Brault, others expanded the library significantly. Documents and artifacts include rich private archives donated by the Jobin-Thibodeau family and by former advisory board president, the late Wilfrid J. Michaud, Jr. In 2004, the Institute's collection was complemented by the arrival on campus of the Mallet Library of the Union St. Jean-Baptiste, a notable collection of Franco-Americana compiled by a successful Franco-American immigrant, Major Edmond Mallet, in the late 19th century. An active community of scholars engaged in ethnic studies, social history, linguistic analysis uses the French Institute collection. Undergraduate students, doctoral candidates, professional scholars are among these users. Scholarship emerging from study of the Institute collection is of interest and relevance to both specialists and a broader public.

The French Institute further seeks to promote knowledge and increase awareness of Francophone North Americans and Francophone questions by organizing colloquia and lectures, publishing books, becoming involved in a variety of cultural

Mia moglie รจ una strega

Mia moglie è una strega is a 1980 Italian comedy film directed by Castellano & Pipolo. The spirit of Finnicella, a witch burned at the stake, is liberated, she goes on the trail of a descendant of the cardinal who ordered her death, Emilio, a stock broker. Her plans for revenge will collide with love. Renato Pozzetto as Emilio Altieri/Pope Clemente X Eleonora Giorgi as Finnicella Lia Tanzi as Tania Grisanti Helmut Berger as Asmodeo Mia moglie è una strega began shooting in May 19, 1980. Described as a remake of I Married a Witch by René Clair, Castellano & Pipolo denied that the film was a remake, stating that the film was not a "remake, a retelling, or a rip-off" stating the film was more of an attempt at an American fantastique type film comparing it to Mary Poppins or The Love Bug. According to the directors, the film was made for about 800 million Italian lire. Mia moglie è una strega was distributed theatrically in Italy by Cineriz on 1 December 1980; the film grossed a total 1,835,662,000 Italian lire domestically.

It was among the highest grossing films of the year in Italy, being the seventh highest grossing film of the year. Mia moglie è una strega on IMDb

Jimmy McCurry

Jimmy McCurry known as Blind Jimmy McCurry or the Blind Fiddler from Myroe, was a blind Irish fiddler and songwriter from Myroe in County Londonderry. James McCurry, one of six children of John and Isabella McCurry, was born in 1830, in Carrowclare, County Londonderry, he was blind from birth. He married Elizabeth Forrest, their only child, a daughter, died at the age of twelve. Jimmy lived to the age of 80, dying in the Limavady workhouse on 26 October 1910. Three days he was buried in an unmarked grave in the churchyard of Tamlaght Finlagan Parish Church. None of his songs was transcribed or recorded in his lifetime, but three were published by Sam Henry in the Northern Constitution in the 1920s; these and several other songs survived in the repertoires of local singers, such as John Fleming and Eddie Butcher, were recorded on tape between 1954 and 1975 by Hugh Shields. These recordings are now held by the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and in the Hugh Shield Collection at the Irish Traditional Music Archive.

There is clear element of satire in his songs, aimed at people. The many personal allusions, are, "if not malicious, at least intended to raise a laugh at the expense of the persons named." Local tradition now identifies Jimmy as the musician whose performance in Limavady of the Londonderry Air, the melody of Danny Boy, was heard and transcribed by Jane Ross in 1851. However, this tradition is first mentioned by Sam Henry, well after Jimmy's death, has been called into question. Seven of Jimmy McCurry's songs have survived: "Ballycarton Ball" "Killyclare" "The Maid of the Foyle" "Coleraine Regatta" "The Myroe Ploughing Match" "Sarah Jane" "The Star of Moville"There is evidence of a number of other songs, however have not survived: A song mentioned by Sam Henry, which "included the names of no less than twenty-five William Moores, all presbyterians resident in Myroe." "Paídín Rua", an abusive song about a woman who had offended him. A song "devoted to two girls by the name of McCausland bathing in the River Roe".

A song about a trick played on him by a man named Phillips. A song about a Mrs Simpson, who gave him some unsatisfactory buttermilk. A song about Liz O'Neill's digestive problem with Kerry Blue potatoes. Audley, Brian. "The Londonderry Air: facts and fiction". Archived from the original on 9 October 2006. Forrest, Bobby. "The Forrest Family of Limavady and the Roe valley, c. 1655-1918". Forrest Research Services. Retrieved 18 June 2019. Hunter, Jim. "The story of Danny Boy". Ulster Ancestry. Retrieved 7 November 2018. Hunter, Jim; the Blind Fiddler from Myroe. University of Ulster. Huntington, Gail. Sam Henry's Songs of the People. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia. ISBN 978--0-8203-3625-1."Catalogue". Irish Traditional Music Archive. Retrieved 20 June 2019. McCourt, Malachy. Danny Boy: The Legend Of The Beloved Irish Ballad. Philadelphia: Running Press. ISBN 978-0-7624-5500-3. Shields, Hugh. "New dates for old songs, 1766–1803". Long Room. 18–19: 41. Shields, Hugh. "A Singer of Poems: Jimmy McCurry of Myroe". Ulster Folklife.

27: 1–18. Shields, Hugh. Shamrock and Thistle: Folk Singing in North Derry. Dundonald: Blackstaff. 1901 Census Return for Jimmy McCurry Death registration for Jimmy McCurry Lyrics to Carrowclare Carrowclare, sung by Robert Butcher Jr

Baron Boston

Baron Boston, of Boston in the County of Lincoln, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1761 for the court official and former Member of Parliament, Sir William Irby, 2nd Baronet, he had earlier represented Bodmin in the House of Commons. He was the son of Edward Irby, Member of Parliament for Boston, created a baronet, of Whaplode and Boston in the County of Lincoln, in the Baronetage of England on 13 April 1704. Lord Boston's son, the second Baron, was a Lord of the Bedchamber to both George III and George IV; the title followed the line of his eldest son, the third Baron, until the death of the latter's great-great-grandson, the eighth Baron, in 1972. The late Baron was succeeded by the ninth Baron, he was the great-grandson of Rear-Admiral the Hon. Frederick Paul Irby, second son of the second Baron. Since 2007, the title is held by the 11th Baron; the family seat was Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire. The family owned Plas Llanidan and land at Lligwy in Moelfre, Wales. Sir Edward Irby, 1st Baronet Sir William Irby, 2nd Baronet William Irby, 1st Baron Boston Frederick Irby, 2nd Baron Boston, father of Admiral Frederick Irby George Irby, 3rd Baron Boston George Ives Irby, 4th Baron Boston Florance George Henry Irby, 5th Baron Boston George Florance Irby, 6th Baron Boston Greville Northey Irby, 7th Baron Boston Cecil Eustace Irby, 8th Baron Boston Gerald Howard Boteler Irby, 9th Baron Boston Timothy George Frank Boteler Irby, 10th Baron Boston George William Eustace Boteler Irby, 11th Baron Boston The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Thomas William George Boteler Irby.

Boston, Lincolnshire Whaplode Viscount Boston Baron Boston of Faversham

William Henderson Pringle

William Henderson Pringle, was a Scottish Liberal Party politician and economist. He was the son of the Reverend John Pringle, he was educated at Hamilton Academy and the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow and the London School of Economics. He married Annie Nelson Forrest, they had one daughter. She died in 1961. In 1965 he married Agnes Ross. In 1905 he was Called at Lincoln's Inn, he was the recognised teacher of Economics and University Extension Lecturer, at the University of London from 1910–20. He worked at the Ministry of Munitions, Labour Department, from 1915–16 and the Ministry of Reconstruction, from 1917–19, he was Lecturer on Economics, at Birkbeck College, University of London, from 1918–20. He was Professor of Economics, at the University of New Zealand, from 1920–22, he was a Lecturer at the London School of Economics, from 1923–24. He was the Principal of the City of Birmingham Commercial College, from 1925–42. At parliamentary General Elections he contested, as a Liberal party candidate Berwick and Haddington in 1922, Ayr Burghs in 1923 and Berwick and Haddington again in 1924.

He did not stand for parliament again. He was a Scottish Representative of the New Commonwealth Society


Carpocrates of Alexandria was the founder of an early Gnostic sect from the first half of the 2nd century. As with many Gnostic sects, we know of the Carpocratians only through the writings of the Church Fathers, principally Irenaeus of Lyons and Clement of Alexandria; as these writers opposed Gnostic doctrine, there is a question of negative bias when using this source. While the various references to the Carpocratians differ in some details, they agree as to the libertinism of the sect. However, such charges were common. Pagans accused Christians of immorality, Christians made the same charges against fellow Christians who they considered heretical; the earliest and most vivid account of Carpocrates and his followers comes from Irenaeus in his Against Heresies including an account of the theology and practice of the sect. They believe, he writes; because of this, Jesus was able to free himself from the material powers. Carpocratians believed they themselves could transcend the material realm, therefore were no longer bound by Mosaic law, based on the material powers, or by any other morality, they held, was mere human opinion.

Irenaeus offers this belief as an explanation of their licentious behaviour. Irenaeus goes on to provide his further different, explanation; the followers of Carpocrates, he says, believed that in order to leave this world, one's imprisoned eternal soul must pass through every possible condition of earthly life. Moreover, it is possible to do this within one lifetime; as a result, the Carpocratians did "all those things which we dare not either speak or hear of" so that when they died, they would not be compelled to incarnate again but would return to God. Irenaeus says, he says that they possessed a portrait of Christ, a painting they claimed had been made by Pontius Pilate during his lifetime, which they honoured along with images of Plato and Aristotle "in the manner of the Gentiles". Some early Christian authors opposed representational art, statues and portraits and sculptures are crude and stylised. According to Robin Lane Fox: "Only one group of early Christians, the heretical Carpocratians, are known to have owned portraits of Christ".

However, early Christian art from the early third century depicting Jesus is widespread and cannot be limited only to the Carpocratians. Furthermore, the fact that depictions of Jesus are mentioned by multiple early Christian authors, whether in a positive or negative manner, is an indication that these depictions were popular enough to be noticed and must have received the acceptance of some Christian authorities. Moreover, early Christianity was influenced by Judaism, which forbids religious depictions, the reluctance of some authors to accept depictions of Jesus could be ascribed to Jewish influences rather than to Christian doctrine. Carpocrates is mentioned by Clement of Alexandria in his Stromateis. Clement quotes extensively from On Righteousness which he says was written by Epiphanes, Carpocrates' son. No copy outside of Clement's citation exists, but the writing is of a antinomian bent, it claims that differences in class and the ownership of property are unnatural, argues for property and women to be held in common.

Clement confirms the licentiousness of the Carpocratians, claiming that at their Agape they "have intercourse where they will and with whom they will". According to Clement, Carpocrates was from Alexandria although his sect was located in Cephallenia. Carpocrates is again mentioned in the controversial Mar Saba letter, purportedly by Clement of Alexandria, which Morton Smith claimed to have discovered in 1958; the letter mentions and quotes from a unsuspected Secret Gospel of Mark, saying that Carpocrates had wheedled an opportunity to copy it in Alexandria. The letter states. Other references to Carpocrates exist but are to be based on the two cited. Epiphanius of Salamis writes that Carpocratians derived from a native of Asia, who taught his followers to perform every obscenity and every sinful act, and unless one proceeds through all of them, he said, fulfils the will of all demons and angels, he cannot mount to the highest heaven or get by the principalities and authorities. Carpocrates is mentioned by Tertullian and Hippolytus, both of whom seem to rely on Irenaeus.

Søren Kierkegaard mentioned them in his 1844 book, The Concept of Anxiety: It is said that Judaism is the standpoint of the law. However, this could be expressed by saying that Judaism lies in anxiety, but here the nothing of anxiety signifies something other than fate. It is in this sphere that the phrase “to be anxious-nothing” appears most paradoxical, for guilt is indeed something, it is true that as long as guilt is the object of anxiety, it is nothing. The ambiguity lies in the relation, for as soon as guilt is posited, anxiety is gone, repentance is there; the relation, as always with the relation of anxiety, is antipathetic. This in turn seems paradoxical, yet such is not the case, because while anxiety fears, it maintains a subtle communication with its object, cannot look away from it, indeed will not, for if the individual wills