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California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach is a public university in Long Beach, California. The 322-acre campus is the third largest of the 23-school California State University system and one of the largest universities in the state of California by enrollment, its student body numbering 37,776 for the Fall 2016 semester; the university continues to receive record numbers of applicants. The school has a 28% acceptance rate. In 2017, 17,650 out of 63,048 applicants were admitted making Cal State Long Beach a competitive school to get into; as of Fall 2014, the school had 2,283 total faculty, with 36.7 percent of those faculty on the tenure track. With 5,286 graduate students, the university enrolls one of the largest graduate student populations across the CSU system and in the state of California; the university is located in the Los Altos neighborhood of Long Beach at the southeastern coastal tip of Los Angeles County, less than one mile from the border with Orange County. The university offers 82 different Bachelor's degrees, 65 types of Master's degrees, four Doctoral degrees.

Long Beach State is one of the West Coast's top universities in terms of student body racial diversity, being named the 5th most diverse university in the West by U. S. News & World Report, it is home to one of the largest publicly funded art schools in the United States. The university operates with one of the lowest student tuition rate in the country, at $6,420 per year for full-time students with California residence; the college was established in 1949 by California Governor Earl Warren, to serve the expanding post-World War II population of Orange and Southern Los Angeles counties. Since CSULB has grown to become one of the state's largest universities; the institution was first named as Los Angeles-Orange County State College. Peter Victor Peterson was its first president, it offered 25 courses, taught by 13 faculty members, in two apartment buildings at 5381 Anaheim Road in Long Beach. In June 1950, the citizens of Long Beach voted overwhelmingly to purchase 322 acres as a permanent campus for the college known as Long Beach State College.

The purchase price was nearly $1 million. Student enrollment grew in this new, permanent location. Carl W. McIntosh was named the college's second president in 1959. While McIntosh was president, the school grew tremendously. Enrollment surged from about 10,000 to more than 30,000, he expanded and revamped the curriculum. McIntosh constructed 30 new buildings. Although the 1960s were a period of deep unrest on American college campuses, McIntosh's collegial governing style and quiet demeanor, willingness to permit protest on campus helped keep Long Beach State College quiet throughout the period. In 1964, LBSC changed its name to California State College at Long Beach. In 1967, the California state legislature revamped the state college system, it changed its name in 1968 to California State College, Long Beach, as part of these changes and began to be much more integrated into the California State College system. However as now, it is still called "Long Beach State" for short in athletics. In 1965, CSULB hosted the first International Sculpture Symposium to be held in the United States and the first such symposium to be held at a college or university.

Six sculptors from abroad and two from the United States created many of the monumental sculptures present on the campus. The event received national media attention from newspapers around the country, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Art in America and a six-page color spread in Fortune. McIntosh departed for Montana State University in 1969, was succeeded by President Steve Horn; the California State University Board of Trustees elevated the school to university status in 1972, along with 12 other state college campuses. The decision was made based on total enrollment, size of graduate programs and diversity of majors and number of doctorates held by faculty at each college. CSCLB thus became California State University, Long Beach, or CSULB. In 1972, the campus became the home of the largest library facility in the 19-campus CSU system: a modern six-story building with a seating capacity of nearly 4,000 students. In 1995, President Robert Maxson initiated the funded President's Scholars Program, providing selected qualified California high school valedictorians and National Merit finalists and semi-finalists with a full four-year scholarship package, including tuition, a book stipend, housing.

As of May 2010, over 1000 students have accepted the scholarship. For applicants for Fall 2010, National Achievement Program Semifinalists/Finalists and National Hispanic Recognition scholars were considered; the campus spans 323 acres across 84 buildings, is located 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean. It has its own U. S. Postal ZIP Code, 90840. CSULB is located at 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, it is bounded by East 7th Street to the south, East Atherton Street to the north, Bellflower Boulevard to the west, Palo Verde Avenue to the east. The architecture of the campus is of the International style and is minimalist, placing emphasis instead on the landscaping that surrounds it; this naturalistic, park-like layout has earned the campus numerous design awards, as well as other awards from gardening societies. Recent construction maintains the characteristic glass-and-brick style; the integration of landscaping and archite

Snow in Paradise

Snow in Paradise is a 2014 British thriller film directed by Andrew Hulme and co-written by Hulme and Martin Askew, who co-stars in the film. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival; the film had its UK premier at the Curzon Soho as part of the London Film Festival. Petty criminal Dave lives in London, high on crime and drugs. After a heist gone wrong brings about his best friend's death, he turns to Islam for finding peace to his feelings for shame and remorse, but soon his past life comes back to haunt him. Frederick Schmidt as Dave Martin Askew as Uncle Jimmy David Spinx as Micky Aymen Hamdouchi as Tariq Daniel Godward as Old Gangster Claire-Louise Cordwell as Theresa Amira Ghazalla as Mrs. Anwar Ashley Chin as Amjad Joel Beckett as Kenny Clive Brunt as Lee John Dagleish as Tony Snow in Paradise Official Website Snow in Paradise on IMDb Snow in Paradise at Rotten Tomatoes

Bava Batra

Bava Batra is the third of the three Talmudic tractates in the Talmud in the order Nezikin. It is part of Judaism's oral law. It, together with Bava Kamma and Bava Metzia, formed a single tractate called Nezikin. Unlike Bava Kamma and Bava Metzia, this tractate is not the exposition of a certain passage in the Torah; the Mishnah is divided into ten chapters, as follows: Regulations relating to jointly owned property Responsibilities of a property owner towards his neighbor Established rights of ownership and rights connected with property Laws referring to the acquisition of property by purchase Laws of inheritance Laws concerning documents. Chapter 1: Joint owners of property may dissolve a partnership and divide the property, if the parties consent, except in the case regarding a volume of the Bible, which may not be divided under any circumstances. Things which lose their value on division can only be divided if all the owners consent. Except in these cases, either party has a right to insist on a division of the property.

In the case where a courtyard is owned by several partners, each of them has to contribute to the usual requirements of a court. The previous partners are now neighbors. A courtyard less than 8 amot can only be divided. Depending on how the Mishnah is read, this division is either with a low row of wooden pegs or a four amot high stone wall. If both partners agree to the stone wall, it is built in the middle; the lesson taught here is that if one partner owns more property, he does not need to contribute more space for the stones of the wall. Chapter 2: The fundamental rule about neighboring property is that the owner of the adjoining property must avoid everything that might prove a nuisance to the neighbor, or become a source of injury to the neighbor's property. "The noise of a smith's hammer, of a mill, or of children in school, is not to be considered a nuisance". Disputes as regards to injury or nuisance are settled by the fact of prior or established rights. Chapter 3: Chazakah is proved by the undisturbed exercise of such a right during a certain period, in spite of the presence of the rival claimant in the same "land."

In this respect Israel was divided into three "lands" or districts: Judah and Perea. In the transfer of a house, a court, a winepress, a bath, a township, or a field, much depends on the meaning of these terms, which are defined in chapter 4. In the Mishnah similar definitions are given of a boat, a cart, a yoke of oxen, the like. In selling the produce of the field care must be taken that there be no deviation from the conditions of the sale as regards quality and quantity, lest the sale be declared invalid. Various problems resulting from the sale of property, of a house, or of a piece of land are discussed in the Mishnah; the burial-place is described as follows: "A cave hewn out in a rock 4 cubits broad and 6 cubits long. In front of the cave was the court 6 by 6 cubits, so as to afford sufficient room for the bier and the persons attending the burial." The laws of inheritance are based on Numbers 27:8-11. Among these is the rule that the husband inherits the property of his deceased wife, her claim in case of the husband's death being settled in the ketubah.

Another rule gives to the first-born son a double share of his deceased father's property. Thus the daughters of Zelophehad are said to have claimed, as their father's property, three shares of the Holy Land; these laws do not interfere with the right of a man to donate his property according to his pleasure. Complicated cases are dealt with in chapter 9; as legal documents are of great importance in the problems dealt with in the three Babas, chapter 10 contains regulations concerning the writing of such documents. Of these one peculiarity may be mentioned; the latter was prepared in the following way: When a line or two had been written the parchment was folded and one witness signed on the back of the document.