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Ursula Miriam Dronke was a medievalist and former Vigfússon Reader in Old Norse at the University of Oxford and an Emeritus Fellow of Linacre College. She taught at the University of Munich and in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge University. Born in Sunderland and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, where her father was a lecturer at Newcastle University, Ursula Brown began her studies as an undergraduate at the University of Tours in 1939, returning to England and enrolling in Somerville College, University of Oxford, after the outbreak of war, she worked for the Board of Trade until 1946, when she returned to Somerville as a graduate student in Old Norse and beginning in 1950 was a fellow and tutor in English. Her Bachelor of Literature thesis on an edition of Þorgils and Hafliða from the Sturlunga saga was passed by J. R. R. Tolkien and Alistair Campbell in July 1949 and formed the basis of a monograph, Þorgils Saga ok Hafliða, published in 1952. In 1960 Brown married fellow medievalist Peter Dronke, moved with him to the University of Cambridge.
They collaborated several times, jointly gave the 1997 H. M. Chadwick Memorial Lecture at the Department of Anglo-Saxon and Celtic. In the early 1970s, Ursula Dronke was a professor and acting head of Old Norse studies at the University of Munich. In 1976, she was elected Vigfússon Reader in Old Icelandic literature and antiquities at Oxford, became a research fellow of Linacre College there, she retired and became emeritus Reader and emeritus fellow in 1988. She was able to obtain an endowment from the Rausing family of Sweden to support the Vigfússon Readership in perpetuity. Dronke's edition of the Poetic Edda with translation and commentary has been praised for its scholarship and skillful and poetic renderings; the series "has dominated Eddaic studies worldwide, with the sophistication of its literary analyses and the tremendous breadth of background knowledge brought to bear on the poetry", in particular, her translation of "Völuspá" "restored it as a work of art." Her collected essays and Fiction in Early Norse Lands relate a broad range of early Scandinavian literary and mythological topics to the Indo-European heritage and to medieval European thought, " the palpable enthusiasm of a fine scholar and teacher".
In 1980 she gave the Dorothea Coke Memorial Lecture for the Viking Society for Northern Research, she was co-editor of the festschrift for Gabriel Turville-Petre.. Þorgils Saga ok Hafliða. Oxford English Monographs 3. London: Oxford, 1952; the Poetic Edda Volume I Heroic Poems. Edited with translation and commentary. Oxford: Clarendon/Oxford University, 1969; the Poetic Edda Volume II Mythological Poems. Edited with translation and commentary. Oxford: Clarendon/Oxford University, 1997. ISBN 0-19-811181-9 The Poetic Edda Volume III Mythological Poems II. Edited with translation and commentary. Oxford: Clarendon/Oxford University, 2011. ISBN 0-19-811182-7. Barbara et Antiquissima Carmina. Publicaciones del Seminario de Literatura Medieval y Humanística. Barcelona: Universidad Autónoma, Faculdad de Letras, 1977. ISBN 84-600-0992-0 The Role of Sexual Themes in Njáls Saga: The Dorothea Coke Memorial Lecture in Northern Studies delivered at University College London, 27 May 1980. London: Viking Society for Northern Research, 1981.
Myth and Fiction in Early Norse Lands. Collected Studies 524. Aldershot, Hampshire/Brookfield, Vermont: Variorum, 1996. ISBN 0-86078-545-9. Growth of Literature: The Sea and the God of the Sea. H. M. Chadwick Memorial Lectures 8. Cambridge: Department of Anglo-Saxon and Celtic, 1997-98. ISBN 978-0-9532697-0-9. "The Prologue of the Prose Edda: Explorations of a Latin Background". Sjötíu ritgerðir helgaðar Jakobi Benediktssyni 20. Júlí 1977. Ed. Einar G. Pétursson and Jónas Kristjánsson. Reykjavík: Stofnun Árna Magnússonar, 1977. 153-76. "The War of the Æsir and the Vanir in Völuspá". Idee, Geschichte: Festschrift Klaus von See. Ed. Gerd Wolfgang Weber. Odense: Odense University, 1988. ISBN 87-7492-697-7. 223-38. "Eddic Poetry as a Source for the History of Germanic Religion". Germanische Religionsgeschichte: Quellen und Quellenprobleme. Ed. Heinrich Beck, Detlev Ellmers and Kurt Schier. Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde 5. Berlin: De Gruyter, 1992. ISBN 3-11-012872-1. 656-84. "Pagan Beliefs and Christian Impact: The Contribution of Eddic Studies".
Viking Revaluations: Viking Society Centenary Symposium. Ed. Anthony Faulkes and Patrick Thull. London: Viking Society for Northern Research, 1993. ISBN 0-903521-28-8
Tingamarra is an extinct genus of mammals from Australia. Its age and relationships remain controversial. Tingamarra was discovered in 1987, when a single tooth was found at the Murgon fossil site in south-eastern Queensland. An ankle bone and an ear bone found at Murgon may belong to this animal. Holotype: QMF20564, isolated right lower molar an M2 or M3. 1. Non-twinned entoconid. 2. Lack of a well developed buccal postcingulid. 3. Lack of anteroposteriorly compressed trigonid. 4. Broadly open trigonid. 5. Lingually situated paraconid, well anterior to the protoconid. Tingamarra is believed to be a small ground-dwelling mammal; the age of Murgon fossils was determined as the early Eocene. If it is correct these fossils are the oldest Australian mammal ones. By the shape of the found tooth, Tingamarra was first classified as a condylarth; this is a primitive order of mammals. If this interpretation is correct, Tingamarra appears to be the only land-based placental mammal to have arrived to Australia before about 8 million years ago.
The only other native placental mammals in Australia are rodents and Dingos, bats. Most Australian mammals are marsupials instead. There were many cases in the past and present, when placental and marsupial mammals compete for resources, placentals win. Before Tingamarra was found, there was no doubt that marsupials had done well in Australia only because for many millions of years they had no placentals to compete with, thus the discovery of Tingamarra surprised scientists. However, both the age and placental nature of Tingamarra were subsequently challenged by other researchers. Woodburne et al. argued that: 1) the true age of Murgon fossil site is the late Oligocene, 2) that indeed neither shape nor microstructure of the tooth do not allow to distinguish whether Tingamarra was marsupial or placental. Rose concluded that at present there is no undoubted evidence to change the established views
Carmel Jackson is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Judith Jacob from 5 June 1986 to 24 August 1989. Carmel, a health visitor, was introduced in a recurring, minor role in 1986, when she is credited as "health visitor". Producers saw potential in the character, script writers were asked to develop more prominent storylines, Carmel became a regular character, she is portrayed as a well-meaning, caring individual, forever getting everyone's problems dumped on her. She is featured in storylines about domestic violence and various career upsets. Jacob remained in the role until 1989. Off-screen, the character was the subject of criticism regarding the portrayal of her profession from the Health Visitors Association. Carmel is first seen in Walford in June 1986 when she is assigned as Michelle Fowler's health visitor. West Indian by origin, British by education, Carmel is unmistakable with her long dreadlocks and colourful clothing. Carmel is kept busy in Walford as she has all the difficult cases - Mary Smith, a prostitute, whose baby, has been removed.
In December 1986, Carmel starts dating Kelvin Carpenter, much to his parents' dismay. Carmel moves into the ground floor flat at number 3 Albert Square and she and Kelvin live together for a while. However, their age difference takes its toll on Carmel, who grows tired of Kelvin's immature behaviour, she throws Kelvin out after publicly dumping him in The Queen Victoria public house. Shortly after Carmel moves to the Square, her brother Darren and his children and Aisha, join her. Darren and Carmel are complete opposite of each other. Carmel despairs over his thoughtless behaviour and criminal antics, but he ignores her and she takes over caring for his two young children. Junior proves to be troublesome, after Carmel discovers that he has been playing truant from school for some time, she reports Darren to the truancy officer as an irresponsible parent; this does not please Darren and he is more annoyed when Carmel refuses flatly to put up with his behaviour any longer. Animosity between the two increases when Carmel starts dating Matthew Jackson that year.
Carmel defends Matthew against her brother's racism, after Darren cons Ian Beale, she throws him out. Darren leaves alone, leaving his children so Carmel sends them to her parents as she only has a one bedroom flat. In September 1988, Matthew moves into Carmel's flat and the two are soon engaged. Matthew is well liked in the community convincing Carmel's skeptical father that he is genuine and Carmel begins planning their wedding, she wants to invite Matthew's mother, but he is opposed to this as Lynna abandoned him at 15 and has had no subsequent contact. Carmel and Matthew marry in January 1989. Carmel contacted her regardless, thinking Matthew would be pleased. After shunning their reception party, Matthew threatens to leave Carmel and when she tries to stop him, he grabs her by the throat, holds her up against a wall and berates her for her interference. Carmel is petrified and upon seeing her fear, Matthew begins apologising profusely. Carmel is shaken up. More problems arise for the newlyweds when Carmel's sister, announces that their parents cannot cope with Junior and Aisha.
She states. Matthew is unwilling but after Carmel's father has a stroke, Maxine brings the children to Carmel so they move in with her and Matthew, he resents them. They clash, causing further animosity between Matthew and Carmel and Matthew becomes violent again, punching Carmel during an argument about Junior, she has some nasty bruises but once again a tearful Matthew convinces her to forgive him. Matthew's behaviour alternates between contrite and caring to hot-tempered and violent, for no reason. Carmel loves him and stays with him as she believes she can help him combat and contain his rage but Junior soon realises why his aunt is bruised and tries to stop the violence by telling people about the abuse but this only makes matters worse. Matthew becomes irrationally jealous of Carmel's friendship with Dr. David Samuels, during a family meal, he turns violent again and attempting to protect Carmel, Junior stabs Matthew with a kitchen knife and he is rushed to hospital, where he tries to convince Carmel that he has changed.
She allows him to come home and tries to get him professional help but Matthew refuses, appalled by the idea and begins smashing up the house and threatening Carmel with more violence. Realising that she cannot help Matthew, Carmel ends their relationship, she throws Matthew out and he leaves Walford in July 1989. The following month, Carmel's father dies, so she leaves Walford with Junior and Aisha to look after her mother, her last appearance is in August 1989. In July 1984, before EastEnders went
Harold Wright was principal clarinetist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1970 to 1993. Wright was born in Wayne and began his clarinet studies at age twelve, he continued his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia as a student of Ralph McLane of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He became a member of the Houston Symphony after graduating and in the following year became principal clarinetist of the Dallas Symphony, he went on to become the Principal Clarinetist of the National Symphony in Washington D. C. and played there until joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the 1970-71 season. For 7 seasons he was the Principal Clarinetist of the Casals Festival Orchestra, he performed and recorded as a member of the Marlboro Festival with Rudolf Serkin and as a member of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players. Harold Wright was a noted chamber musician and performed with all of the country's leading string quartets, including the Juilliard, Guarneri and Vermeer Quartets, he was a regular guest artist with the Lincoln Center Chamber Players, the Mostly Mozart Festival and the chamber music concerts at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.
A partial list of his recordings as a chamber musician include the Mozart, Brahms and Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintets, Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock, Bruch Pieces for clarinet and piano, Mozart Trio, Schumann Fairy Tales and Fantasy Pieces, Brahms Trio, Beethoven Septet and Octet, Dvořák Serenade, Schubert Octet, Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat, Mozart Serenades in Cm and Bb. As a soloist, he recorded the Mozart Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Seiji Ozawa conducting. Wright taught at Boston University, he incorporated German and American styles of playing into his sound. Richard Dyer, music critic of the Boston Globe said of him, "Although Harold Wright is a consummate virtuoso of the clarinet, you don't so much listen to him as overhear him as he steals sound from silence. Wright died in Vermont. Interview with Harold Wright
Robert B. Moberly is Dean Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law, his scholarship focuses on dispute resolution. Moberly received JD degrees from the University of Wisconsin, he taught at University of Illinois, Maurer School of Law, University of Louvain, the Polish Academy of Sciences, the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he founded the Institute for Dispute Resolution. The New Arkansas Appellate-Mediation Program, Arkansas Law Review, with Laura E. Levine, Labor-Management Relations during the Clinton Administration, Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal Introduction: The Arkansas Law Review Symposium on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arkansas Law Review, with Judith Kilpatrick, Dispute Resolution in the Law School Curriculum: Opportunities and Challenges, Florida Law Review Mediator Gag Rules: Is it Ethical for Mediators to Evaluate or Advise?, South Texas Law Review Center for Public Resources Award for Outstanding Alternative Dispute Resolution Scholarship, 1984 Member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Arbitrators, 2009-2010 Member of the International Society for Labor Law and Social Security Chair of Association of American Law Schools Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1982-1985 Former Chair of Association of American Law Schools Section on Labor & Employment Law Principal Investigator for the Bureau of Labor-Management Relations of the United States Department of Labor, 1987 Principal Investigator for the United States Department of Agriculture, 1998-1999 Commissioner of the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, 2006-2011 http://law.uark.edu/directory/?user=moberly http://www.naarb.org/officials.html#exec_com