University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington is a public research university located in Arlington, midway between Dallas and Fort Worth. The spring 2017 campus enrollment consisted of 41,933 students making it the largest university in North Texas and fourth largest in Texas. UT Arlington is the third largest producer of college graduates in Texas and offers over 180 baccalaureate and doctoral degree programs; the Carnegie Foundation classifies UT Arlington as one of 130 universities that are "R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity." The Chronicle of Higher Education named UT Arlington one of the fastest-growing public research universities in the nation. The Center for World University Rankings places the University among the top 150 in the U. S. for best overall institution in 2018. The University was founded in 1895 and was in the Texas A&M University System for several decades until joining The University of Texas System in 1965. UT Arlington participates in 15 intercollegiate sports as a Division I member of the NCAA and Sun Belt Conference.
UTA sports teams have been known as the Mavericks since 1971. The university traces its roots back to the opening of Arlington College in September 1895. Arlington College was established as a private school for primary through secondary level students, equivalent to the modern 1st–10th grades. At the time, the public school system in the city of Arlington was understaffed. Local merchant Edward Emmett Rankin organized fellow citizens of the city to donate materials and land to build a schoolhouse where the modern campus is now located. Rankin convinced the two co-principals of the public school in Arlington, Lee Morgan Hammond and William H. Trimble, to invest in and hold the same positions at Arlington College. In the first few years, between 75 and 150 students were enrolled in the college; the public school began to rent space at Arlington College, was sold to the city in 1900. The public school building became so unsafe that all of the space in Arlington College was rented for the 1901–1902 school year until the creation of the Arlington Independent School District in 1902.
Although the public education system was set to improve, Arlington College was closed and the property was sold to James McCoy Carlisle. Carlisle was established as a respected educator in the North Texas region, he opened the Carlisle Military Academy in the fall of 1902, his program consisted of a balance between military training. Enrollment increased to 150 students by 1905, he began a large expansion of the campus. Baseball, football and track teams were begun between 1904–1908. Around the same time, new barracks, a track, a gymnasium, an indoor pool were built; the academy became known as one of the best at its level in the country. Enrollment did not continue to increase with the expansion in facilities and Carlisle ran into serious financial problems. Lawsuits for the mortgages on the property were filed in 1911, Carlisle Military Academy was closed in 1913. In the fall of 1913, Henry Kirby Taylor moved from Missouri where he was president of the Northwest State Teachers' College to set up another military academy called Arlington Training School.
He was required to manage the finances and campus for the property owners. By the 1914–1915 school year, the campus contained 11 buildings on 10 acres of land with 95 students enrolled; the school was incorporated in 1915 in order to raise funds to make improvements to the existing buildings, but more financial problems arose and another series of lawsuits were filed. Taylor left Arlington, the property owners hired John B. Dodson to establish a third military academy for the 1916–1917 school year called Arlington Military Academy. Enrollment was very low, Arlington Military Academy closed after one year. Since the turn of the 20th century, the prospects for turning the campus into a public, junior vocational college had been discussed. By 1917, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in College Station was overcrowded and had only one branch campus, Prairie View A&M. Vincent Woodbury Grubb, a lawyer and education advocate, organized Arlington officials to lobby the state legislature to create a new junior college.
The Arlington campus was established as a branch of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas and was called Grubbs Vocational College. Myron L. Williams was appointed as the first dean. Students were either enrolled in a high school or junior college program, all men were required to be cadets, its name changed again in 1923 to the North Texas Agricultural College. Edward Everett Davis held that position for 21 years. Davis worked continually to improve the quality of students and facilities; the Great Depression resulted in major cuts to funding and a decline in students, so more general college courses were introduced at NTAC instead of vocational classes. During World War II, the college trained students with a "war program" focus and participated in the V-12 Navy College Training Program, offered at 131 colleges and universities in 1943, which gave students a path to a Navy commission. Dean Davis appointed Ernest H. Hereford Registrar in 1942, to the position of associate dean in 1943.
Following Davis's retirement in 1946, Hereford was appointed dean of NTAC In 1948, the Texas A&M System was created and Dean Hereford was named the first president of NTAC. The name was changed to Arlington State College in 1949 to reflect the fact that agriculture was no longer an important part of the curriculum. Efforts were begun to turn ASC into a four-year institution, but the Texas A&M administration refused to consider the idea since it wa
In Greek mythology, Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and his mother Jocasta. The meaning of the name is, as in the case of the masculine equivalent Antigonus, "worthy of one's parents" or "in place of one's parents". Antigone is the subject of a story in which she attempts to secure a respectable burial for her brother Polynices. Oedipus's sons and Polynices, had shared the rule jointly until they quarrelled, Eteocles expelled his brother. In Sophocles' account, the two brothers agreed to alternate rule each year, but Eteocles decided not to share power with his brother after his tenure expired. Polynices left the kingdom, gathered an army and attacked the city of Thebes in a conflict called the Seven Against Thebes. Both brothers were killed in the battle. King Creon, who has ascended to the throne of Thebes after the death of the brothers, decrees that Polynices is not to be buried or mourned, on pain of death by stoning. Antigone, Polynices' sister, is caught. In the oldest version of the story, the burial of Polynices takes place during Oedipus' reign in Thebes, before Oedipus marries his mother, Jocasta.
However, in other versions such as Sophocles' tragedies Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone, it occurs in the years after the banishment and death of Oedipus and Antigone's struggles against Creon. Antigone is brought before Creon, admits that she knew of Creon's law forbidding mourning for Polynices but chose to break it, claiming the superiority of divine over human law, she defies Creon's cruelty with courage and determination. Sophocles' Antigone ends in disaster. Creon orders Antigone buried alive in a tomb. Although Creon has a change of heart and tries to release Antigone, he finds. Creon's son Haemon, in love with Antigone commits suicide with a knife, his mother Queen Eurydice kills herself in despair over her son's death, she has been forced to weave throughout the entire story, her death alludes to The Fates. Sophocles' play is a typical Greek tragedy, in which inherent flaws of the acting characters lead to irrevocable disaster. Antigone and Creon are prototypical tragic figures in an Aristotelian sense, as they struggle towards their fore-doomed ends, forsaken by the gods.
The dramatist Euripides wrote a play called Antigone, lost, but some of the text was preserved by writers and in passages in his Phoenissae. In Euripides, the calamity is averted by the intercession of Dionysus and is followed by the marriage of Antigone and Hæmon. Antigone plays a role in Euripides' extant play The Phoenician Women. Different elements of the legend appear in other places. A description of an ancient painting by Philostratus refers to Antigone placing the body of Polynices on the funeral pyre, this is depicted on a sarcophagus in the Villa Doria Pamphili in Rome, and in Hyginus' version of the legend, founded on a tragedy by some follower of Euripides, Antigone, on being handed over by Creon to her lover Hæmon to be slain, is secretly carried off by him and concealed in a shepherd's hut, where she bears him a son, Maeon. When the boy grows up, he attends some funeral games at Thebes, is recognized by the mark of a dragon on his body; this leads to the discovery. The demi-god Heracles intercedes and pleads with Creon to forgive Hæmon, but in vain.
Hæmon kills Antigone and himself. The intercession by Heracles is represented on a painted vase; the story of Antigone has been a popular subject for books and other works, including: Antigone, one of the three extant Theban plays by Sophocles, the most famous adaptation Antigone, a play by Euripides, now lost except for some fragments Antigona, opera by Tommaso Traetta, libretto by Marco Coltellini Antigona, opera by Josef Mysliveček, libretto by Gaetano Roccaforte Antigone, settings of the choruses by Felix Mendelssohn as incidental music for a performance of Johann Jakob Christian Donner's translation of Sophocles Antigone, play by Jean Cocteau Antigone, opera by Arthur Honegger, libretto by Jean Cocteau Antigone, opera by Carl Orff Antigone, play by Jean Anouilh "Antigone-Legend", for soprano and piano, by Frederic Rzewski Αντιγόνη, ballet by Mikis Theodorakis, 1959 Αντιγόνη, opera by Mikis Theodorakis,1995–96 Antigone, opera by Ton de Leeuw Antígona Furiosa, play by Griselda Gambaro Another Antigone, play by A. R. Gurney The Island, play by Athol Fugard La Pasión Según Antígona Pérez, adaptation by Luis Rafael Sánchez, updated to 20th-century Latin America Antígona, play by Salvador Espriu Tegonni, An African Antigone by Femi Osofisan Antigone, adaptation of Sophocles' play by Peruvian poet José Watanabe Antigone, opera by Mark Alburger Antigone, comic book by David Hopkins Antigone, opera by Vassily Lobanov, libretto by Alexey Parin Antigone by Henry Bauchau Antigone's Red, short play by Chiori Miyagawa The Burial at Thebes, by Seamus Heaney, adapted into a 2008 opera with music by Dominique Le Gendre Antigone, play by Mac Wellman Antígona Vélez, adaptation of Sophocles' play by Argentinean writer Leopoldo Marechal Antigonai, opera based on fragments by Sophocles and Hölderlin for three choirs and a women's trio by Argentine composer Carlos Stella Antigone's Song, short post-apocalyptic musical western film based loosely on the myth
BenBella Books is an independent publishing house based in Dallas, Texas. BenBella was founded by Glenn Yeffeth in 2001, it specializes in nonfiction books on popular culture and nutrition, along with books on science, politics and other topics. BenBella published the nutrition book The China Study by T. Colin Campbell in 2005, Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story, written by defense attorney Jose Baez about the Casey Anthony trial, in 2013; the company published Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir by guitarist Joe Satriani in May 2014, the Francis J. Greenburger autobiography Risk Game: Self-Portrait of an Entrepreneur in 2016, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World, the memoirs of former NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal, in 2017. In 2018, BenBella announced they will be publishing Becoming Super Woman; the company published Murder in the Courthouse, a legal thriller by Nancy Grace, in 2016. Smart Pop is an imprint of BenBella. Titles include The Psychology of Harry Potter, Grey's Anatomy 101, The Science of Dune, The Science of Michael Crichton.
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Arlington is a city in the U. S. state of Texas, located in Tarrant County. It is part of the Mid-Cities region of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles west of downtown Dallas. According to the U. S. Census Bureau's estimate, the city had a population of 396,394 in 2017, making it the second-largest city in the county and the third-largest in the metropolitan area. Arlington is the forty-eighth-most populous city in the United States, the seventh-most populous city in the state of Texas, the largest city in the state, not a county seat. Arlington is home to the University of Texas at Arlington, a major urban research university, the Arlington Assembly plant used by General Motors, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV, Texas Health Resources, American Mensa, D. R. Horton. Additionally, Arlington hosts the Texas Rangers at the Globe Life Park, the Dallas Cowboys at the AT&T Stadium, the Dallas Wings at the College Park Center, the International Bowling Campus, the theme parks Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor.
Arlington borders Kennedale, Grand Prairie and Fort Worth, surrounds the smaller communities of Dalworthington Gardens and Pantego. European settlement in the Arlington area dates back at least to the 1840s. After the May 24, 1841 battle between Texas General Edward H. Tarrant and Native Americans of the Village Creek settlement, a trading post was established at Marrow Bone Spring in present-day Arlington; the rich soil of the area attracted farmers, several agriculture-related businesses were well established by the late nineteenth century. Arlington was founded in 1876 along the Pacific Railway; the city was named after General Robert E. Lee's Arlington House in Virginia. Arlington grew as a cotton-ginning and farming center, incorporated on April 21, 1884; the city could boast of water, natural gas, telephone services by 1910, along with a public school system. By 1925 the population was estimated at 3,031, it grew to over 4,000 before World War II. Large-scale industrialization began in 1954 with the arrival of a General Motors assembly plant.
Automotive and aerospace development gave the city one of the nation's greatest population growth rates between 1950 and 1990. Arlington became one of the "boomburbs", the fast-growing suburbs of the post-World War II era. U. S. Census Bureau population figures for the city tell the story: 7,692, 90,229, 261,721, 365,438 and 374,000 by 2011. Tom Vandergriff served as mayor from 1951 to 1977 during this period of robust economic development. Six Flags Over Texas opened in Arlington in 1961. In 1972 the Washington Senators baseball team relocated to Arlington and began play as the Texas Rangers and in 2009 the Dallas Cowboys began to play at the newly constructed Cowboys Stadium, now AT&T Stadium. According to the United States Census Bureau, Arlington has a total area of 99.7 square miles. Johnson Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River, the Trinity River itself, flow through Arlington. Arlington falls in the Cfa region of the Köppen climate classification system, a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters.
The highest recorded temperature was 113 °F in 1980. The lowest recorded temperature was −8 °F in 1899; the maximum average precipitation occurs in May. Severe weather occurs April and May months. Located in the famous Tornado Alley Winters are mild with snow occurring During the April 3, 2012 tornado outbreak a severe thunderstorm produced an EF-2 tornado in Eastern Kennedale which moved North East across 287 near Stagetrail Drive and continued in a North North-Eastern direction; the tornado contained winds up to 135 MPH and damaged over 200 homes and businesses, including severe damage suffered by the Green Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, injured seven people before the tornado lifted on the shores of Lake Arlington. As of the census of 2010, there were 365,438 people, 133,072 households, 90,099 families residing in the city; the population density was 3,811 people per square mile. There were 144,805 housing units at an average density of 1,510 per square mile; the 2011 estimated racial makeup of the city was 59% White, 18.8% Black or African American, 6.8% Asian, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 11.3% from other races, 3.3% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.4% of the population. There were 133,072 households out of which 40% had children under the age of 18 living in them, 48% were married couples living together, 15% had a female householder with no husband present, 32% were non-families. 25% of all households were made up of individuals and 5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.7 and the average family size was 3.3. In the city, the 2010 population was spread out with 31% under the age of 20, 8% from 20 to 24, 30% from 25 to 44, 23% from 45 to 64, 8% who were 65 years of age or older; the median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 104 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94 males 18 and over; the median income for a household in the city was estimated to be $50,655 in 2011. Individual males working ful
Martin High School (Arlington, Texas)
James Martin High School is a secondary school serving grades 9 through 12 in Arlington, United States. It is part of the Arlington Independent School District; the school's mascot is the Warrior, its colors are black and silver. Martin opened in 1982; as a result, the old Bowie High School closed in 1983. Cathy Brown of The Dallas Morning News said that Sam Houston High School and Lamar High School were "relatively unaffected" by the opening of Martin, located in southwest Arlington. Brown explained that the attendance zone of Arlington High School lost many newly constructed houses for affluent people. After Martin's opening and by 1998, the school won the all-sports award; the school is named after former Superintendent James W. Martin; the name of the school was deemed controversial by some because it broke the trend of naming new AISD high schools after Texas heroes. In 1997, the school underwent a massive renovation and overhaul, adding two new wings, one doubling the size of the east wing and one surrounding the entire southern and western side of the school, making a new auditorium replacing the old one, adding a newer and current main entrance along with a new office and several computer labs, doubling the size of the library, a new wing to the northern one adding two new gymnasiums in addition to the two existing ones, along with a larger weight room and locker rooms.
The cafeteria was expanded and a second courtyard was made. It is rated by Texas Education Agency as an exemplary campus. Since the 1997-1998 school year, the school has received an exemplary rating based on data from the TAAS testing and PIEMS report. During the 2002-2003 school year, Martin gained an acceptable rating from the preliminary testing of the TAKS test; the demographic breakdown of the 3,298 students enrolled in 2013-14 was: Male - 52.1% Female - 47.9% Native American/Alaskan - 0.5% Asian/Pacific islanders - 6.8% Black - 13.4% Hispanic - 16.8% White - 59.9% Multiracial - 2.6%24.9% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch. Martin competes in Academic Decathlon and fills out teams in nearly all of the UIL academic activities. Martin has strong athletic traditions in volleyball, baseball and cheerleading; the Warriors compete in the following sports:Baseball, Bowling, Cross country running, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis and field, Wrestling. The Department of Fine Arts at Martin High School includes Band, Orchestra, Theatre and Visual Arts departments.
In 2009, the Martin Fine Arts department was the 1st-place winner in the "Grammy in the Schools" nationwide competition, giving them a $10,000 grant to the Music Department, naming the Martin High School Fine Arts department the #1 fine arts high school in the contest. Martin’s Chorale choir performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 14, 2006 for the Carnegie Hall National High School Choral Festival; the performance included the world premieres of Epilogue by Mack Wilberg. Martin’s Chorale, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 21, 2016 with Distinguished Concerts International New York. Martin High School homepage Arlington Independent School District homepage
Josh Howard (comics)
Josh Howard is the writer/artist of the American comic book series Dead@17 published by Image Comics, Black Harvest published by Devil's Due, the Lost Books of Eve published by Viper Comics. Howard is a regular columnist for the Wizard website. Official website Comic Foundry IGN Josh Howard's Creative Harvest The Comics Review Josh Howard talks Dead@17 marches on QRD
In comic books, a variant cover refers to an issue of a comic book printed with multiple covers, each with unique cover art. The first comic book marketed with a variant cover was the 1986 first issue of The Man of Steel, which featured two different covers by writer/artist John Byrne. Variant covers became more common during the "speculator boom" of the 1990s, when more collectors became interested in the storage and preservation of their comic books with the goal of future financial gain rather than reading the comics themselves; the first comic book marketed with a variant cover was the 1986 first issue of The Man of Steel, which featured two different covers by writer/artist John Byrne. One featured a full shot of Superman ripping open the shirt comprising part of his civilian clothing to reveal the Kryptonian "S" emblem on his chest, along with a shot of the spaceship that brought him to Earth escaping Krypton; the other cover featured a closeup of Superman's chest. In reaction to the boom, comic book publishers began to market to the collectors' market.
Knowing that many collectors are completists, for example, every issue featuring a certain character, publishers began to produce comics with multiple covers, completists and speculators alike bought them by the millions. The variants depended on whether the copy was sold through the direct market or at a newsstand. X-Men #1, from 1991, is the best-selling comic book of all time, with sales of over 8.1 million copies and nearly $7 million, according to a public proclamation by Guinness World Records at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. The sales figures were generated in part by publishing the issue with five different variant covers, designated #1A, #1B, #1C, #1D, #1E; the first four covers show different characters from the book that form a single image when laid side by side, a fifth, gatefold cover of that combined image, large numbers of which were purchased by retailers, who anticipated fans and speculators who would buy multiple copies in order to acquire a complete collection of the covers.
Not every issue with variant covers sold well. Variant covers graced the covers of titles from Marvel, DC, Image, as well as numerous small-press publishers. In 1993, DC Comics shipped the first printing of Superman #75, featuring the climax of "The Death of Superman" storyline, in a black polybag with a Superman armband inside. Collectors who wanted to keep their copy pristine but read the story either bought multiple copies or subsequent printings. Second printings of other issues with "gimmick covers" shipped without the gimmick. Jim Lee, now one of the co-founders of Image Comics, published variant cover comic books through his Wildstorm Studios imprint. Gen13 #1 bore 13 different covers, each with a character in an homage to a comic book, advertisement, or movie poster. DV8 #1 bore eight different covers, one a group shot and the rest representing the seven deadly sins. Due to shortages caused by production errors, some variant covers came to be known as "chase covers", as many scrambled to find them, much as baseball card collectors sought chase cards.
Publishers created chase covers by issuing variants in ratios designed to make one variant rare. They began to produce retailer-incentive copies - identical to the retail version, but with covers printed or embossed in silver or gold - with one retailer-incentive shipping for every 25 or 50 copies of the regular issue that the retailer ordered; some smaller publishers such as Verotik created expensive adult-only variants depicting nudity. Additionally, comic book conventions gave attendees convention-exclusive variants as part of their convention packages. In the years since the boom ended, with the remaining readers and publishers left in shell-shock, publishers shied away from producing comics that appeared to be directed at collectors, variant covers among them. However, variant covers have made a comeback; the 2004 limited series Identity Crisis from DC Comics was so popular that every issue went through multiple printings, each with a different cover. Some fans who had bought the first printing bought the variants to complete their collection.
Seeing this, other publishers tried to duplicate the success. For instance, for every set number of issues a retailer ordered of New Avengers #1-6, they received a retailer-incentive issue featuring art by a promoted Marvel artist. In addition to retailer incentives, publishers again publish simple variants, though in equal proportions. Since Identity Crisis, second printings have a different cover merely the alteration or removal of color. After the boom, Marvel Comics used variant covers on various occasions; when the Marvel Zombies universe first appeared in 2005's Ultimate Fantastic Four #21, the popularity spawned a limited series featuring several variant covers by Arthur Suydam. These variants reproduced. To celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama, Amazing Spider-Man #583 presented an all-new story teaming up President Obama and Spider-Man in "Spidey Meets the President!" The title featured. In honor of Wolverine's 35th anniversary in 2009, Marvel released numerous Marvel titles with Wolverine Art Appreciation variant covers.
The covers were done in styles reminiscent of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol. The first issues to feature a Wolverine Art Appreciation variant cover were Captain Britain and MI13 #12, Amazing Spider-Man #590, Hulk #11, Uncanny X-Men #508, Secret Warriors #3; the Amazing Spider-Man No. 666 holds the record f