Donald Moffat was an English actor with a decades-long career in film and stage in the United States. He began his acting career on- and off-Broadway, which included appearances in The Wild Duck and Right You Are If You Think You Are, earning a Tony Award nomination for both, as well as Painting Churches, for which he received an Obie Award. Moffat appeared in several feature films, including The Thing and The Right Stuff, along with his guest appearances in the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and The West Wing. Moffat was born in Plymouth, the only child of Kathleen Mary and Walter George Moffat, an insurance agent, his parents ran a boarding house in Totnes. Completing his studies at the local King Edward VI School and national service in the Army from 1949 to 1951, Moffat trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Moffat began his career as a stage actor in New York City, his first work was at the Old Vic Theatre Company in London. After moving to the United States, Moffat worked as a bartender and a lumberjack in Oregon, his wife's home state.
"After six months," he said, "I realized that I would always be an actor. And an actor must act. So I started acting again." His first acting job in the United States was in New Jersey. He worked as a carpenter, his wife took in ironing in order to supplement his $25 per week pay, he joined APA, a repertory company on Broadway, was nominated for a Tony for Best Actor in a Play in 1967 for his roles in revivals of Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck and Pirandello's Right You Are If You Think You Are. He was nominated for Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his work in Play Memory and for Outstanding Featured Actor in the revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh with Jason Robards, he won an Obie for Painting Churches. In 1998, he was nominated for a Gemini Award for his performance as attorney Joe Ruah in the CBC miniseries The Sleep Room, he appeared in many Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including John Guare's A Few Stout Individuals, The Heiress, The Cherry Orchard, Much Ado About Nothing, The School for Scandal, The Affair and Hamlet.
Among Moffat's best-known film roles are as Lyndon B. Johnson in The Right Stuff, the corrupt U. S. President in Clear and Present Danger, as Garry, the station commander in The Thing. Moffat played Enos in the CBS western miniseries The Chisholms, Lars Lundstrom in the ABC drama The New Land. and Rem in the CBS science-fiction series Logan's Run. He appeared in The West Wing, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and Tales of the City, in which his performance as dying executive Edgar Halcyon earned him many new fans. One of his final roles was as Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick in the HBO movie, 61*. Moffat's last role was as a judge in an episode of Law & Order: Trial by Jury in 2005. Moffat married actress Anne Murray in 1954, he married actress Gwen Arner. Moffat died six days before his 88th birthday on 20 December 2018 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, of complications from a stroke, he was survived by four children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Terrace, Vincent. Encyclopedia of television shows, 1925 through 2010.
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Dimitri V. Nanopoulos is a Greek physicist, he is one of the most cited researchers in the world, cited more than 48,500 times over across a number of separate branches of science. Dimitri Nanopoulos was born and raised in Athens, but hails from a Vlach family of Northern Epirus, whose original surname was Nakas, he studied Physics at the University of Athens and he graduated in 1971, continuing his studies at the University of Sussex in England, where he obtained his Ph. D. in 1973 in High Energy Physics. He has been a Research Fellow at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva and for many years has been a staff member and Research Fellow at the École Normale Supérieure, in Paris, France and at Harvard University, United States. In 1989, he was elected Professor at the Department of Physics, at the NASA-supported Texas A&M University, where since 1992 he has been a Distinguished Professor of Physics, since 2002 holder of the Mitchell/Heep Chair in High Energy Physics. In 1997 he was appointed regular member of the Academy of Athens, and, in 2005, President of the Greek National Council for Research and Technology, Greek National Representative to the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, CERN, to the European Space Agency.
He has made several contributions to particle physics and cosmology, works in string unified theories, fundamentals of quantum theory, astroparticle physics and quantum-inspired models of brain function. He has written over 645 original papers, including 14 books, he has over 42,500 citations, placing him as the fourth most cited High Energy Physicist of all time, according to the 2001 and 2004 census. Since 1988 he has been fellow of the American Physical Society, since 1992 member of the Italian Physical Society. In 1996, he was made Commander of the Order of Honour of the Greek State, he is one of the principal developers of the flipped SU model, first proposed by Stephen M. Barr in a paper published in 1982, it was further described in a 1984 paper by Nanopoulos, J. P. Deredinger, J. E Kim and a 1987 paper by Nanopoulos, I. Antoniadis, John Ellis, John Hagelin. On 17 October 2006 he was awarded the Onassis International prize by the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation. On 28 September 2009, he was awarded the 2009 Enrico Fermi Prize from the Italian Physical Society in recognition of his pioneering work in the field of string theory.
Grace Harriet Macurdy was an American classicist, the first American woman to gain a PhD from Columbia University. She taught at Vassar College for 44 years, despite a lengthy conflict with Abby Leach, her first employer. Macurdy rose to become chair of the department of Greek before embarking upon an illustrious international career. One of her major areas of research was royal women during the Hellenistic period. Macurdy shaped the field of classics and the study of ancient history by pulling together both material evidence and textual evidence as sources in her pioneering studies of individual women. Macurdy was born in Robbinston and was the daughter of Simon Angus Macurdy and Rebecca Thomson Macurdy, she went to high school in Watertown, before studying at Radcliffe College, where she gained highest second-year honors in 1887, graduated in 1888. Macurdy would become the first graduate from Radcliffe to gain a doctorate, become a college professor. At first she taught Greek and Latin at the Cambridge School for Girls, while continuing to teach graduate courses at Radcliffe, in 1893 moved to Vassar College.
Macurdy was awarded a fellowship from the Woman's Education Association of Boston, which allowed her to study at the University of Berlin from 1899 to 1900, taking classes taught by Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff. She gained her PhD from Columbia University in 1903, becoming the first American woman to have gained a PhD from Columbia, her dissertation was titled The Chronology of the Extant Plays of Euripides, was longer than most dissertations in the subject at that time. While studying, she had continued teaching at Vassar, commuting to and from Columbia, until the receipt of her PhD gained her a promotion, she became an Associate Professor of Greek at Vassar. In 1908 she became the first woman to teach in the academic program at Columbia University, taking up undergraduate and graduate Greek courses in Columbia's summer session. During her early career, Macurdy cultivated a relationship through letters with Gilbert Murray, who supported and encouraged her work after they met in 1907.
It is clear that she patterned her work on Murray's, but as her research progressed she began to work on etymology of names and religious origins, ethnology, thus beginning to model herself more after the approach of Jane Harrison, herself a female pioneer of the time. Her first book and Paeonia, was dedicated to Harrison, a dedication which Harrison received with great delight. Macurdy's pioneering academic achievements did not have wholly positive results, as her increased success brought her into conflict with the scholar who had first hired her to Vassar, Abby Leach. In 1907, Macurdy discovered. In 1907, Leach began to seek a faculty member to replace Macurdy, to restrict the courses which she would be allowed to teach. In January 1908, Leach formally proposed Macurdy's dismissal to the Vassar president, James Monroe Taylor, claiming that she needed a younger more "adaptable" colleague for her work. Leach commented unfavourably on Macurdy's decision encouraged by Leach herself, to study for her PhD while teaching at Vassar.
Before Leach's proposal could be acted upon, she publicly reassigned Macurdy's class in freshman Greek to a new instructor, she continued to write letters to Taylor criticising Macurdy. The trustees of the college rejected Leach's proposal, unanimously reappointed Macurdy, instructing Leach to give her a reasonable share of the work in the department, yet Taylor continued to receive letters from Leach, a letter from graduate students telling him of incidents when Leach had vehemently criticised Macurdy and her work to the students in their classes, including criticising details of her thesis. Leach's campaign continued for several years, she continued to remove courses from Macurdy, to persuade students against courses which Macurdy was teaching claiming that Macurdy should be dismissed as she did not have sufficient courses to teach, or sufficient students. Leach continued her letter-writing, writing to alumnae asking them to criticize Macurdy, writing further derogatory letters to the president of Columbia and professors of Greek who had taught her there.
When Henry Noble MacCracken took office as the new President of Vassar in 1915, Leach presented her case for the dismissal of Macurdy to him. However, MacCracken instead proposed the following year that Macurdy should be given a permanent post, promoted to the rank of full professor, the trustees agreed. Despite the lack of support, Leach continued her campaign until her death in 1918. Hundreds of the letters sent as part of the conflict are now in the Vassar Archives, stored under the heading "The Leach-Macurdy Conflict". In 1920, two years after Leach's death, Macurdy became chair of the department of Greek at Vassar, a post which she held until she retired in 1937. In her new position, she increased collaboration with the Latin faculty, mentored younger colleagues, increased enrolments, improved the strength of the courses offered by the faculty, continued to publish widely, she continued to be an effective teacher and international traveller, despite the fact that in 1919 she had begun to lose her hearing, a loss which proceeded until she was entirely deaf by her mid-fifties.
After the loss of her hearing, Macurdy took to using an ear-trumpet, a detail remembered fondly by her students in anecdotes. In contrast with Abby Leach, at whose hands she had suffered so much difficulty, Macurdy worked hard to promote the careers and scholarship of other younger female colleagues, she recognised the
In Australian sport, the best and fairest, or fairest and best in some competitions e.g. West Australian Football League, recognises the player adjudged to have had the best performance in a game or over a season for a given sporting club or competition; the awards are sometimes dependent on not receiving a suspension for misconduct or breaching the rules during that season. In the Australian Football League, the Brownlow Medal is awarded to the player who, provided he has not been suspended during the season, receives the most votes from the umpires for being the Fairest and Best player in games during the home and away season. In each game, the umpires award three votes to the player they judge to be the best afield in that game, two votes to the second-best player and one vote to the third-best player; the votes are counted at a gala function on the Monday preceding the Grand Final. The eligibility of suspended or reprimanded players due to minor offences to win the award has been questioned.
Another "best and fairest" honour, the Leigh Matthews Trophy, is voted on by the AFL's players and awarded by their trade union, the AFL Players Association. Unlike the Brownlow, players who have served disciplinary suspensions during the season are still eligible to win this award; the oldest such award is the Magarey Medal, awarded to the "Fairest and most brilliant" player in the South Australian National Football League. The award was created by William Ashley Magarey—then chairman of the league—and was first awarded in 1898. List of Australian Lacrosse best and fairest players Man of the match Most Valuable Player Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, a similar National Hockey League award
Nine Mile Falls is an unincorporated community in Spokane County and Stevens County, United States. It is located 9 mi downstream on the winding river from downtown Spokane, at the location of the former falls on the Spokane River. In 1908, the falls were eliminated by the construction of Nine Mile Dam; the community offers four schools: one middle school and a high school. Both Lakeside High and Lakeside Middle are home to the Eagles. Lake Spokane Elementary, home of the Mustangs, Nine Mile Falls Elementary, home of the Lakers, are elementary schools in the community. Nine Mile Falls has a post office with ZIP code 99026; the town is the site of the historic Spokane House trading post, established in 1810. Spokane House was one of the first white settlements in the area; the western trailhead of the Spokane River Centennial Trail is at Sontag Park in Nine Mile Falls