Deakin University

Deakin University is a public university in Victoria, Australia. Established in 1974 with the passage of the Deakin University Act 1974, the university was named after the second Prime Minister of Australia, Alfred Deakin, its main campuses are in Melbourne's Burwood suburb, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront and Warrnambool, as well as the online Cloud Campus. Deakin has learning centres in Dandenong and Werribee, all in the state of Victoria. Deakin is one of Australia's fastest growing research universities. 89 % of Deakin's research is rated above world class. Its combined research funding increased from A$4.5 million in 1997 to A$47.2 million in 2015. Deakin University was formally established in 1974 with the passage of the Deakin University Act 1974. Deakin was Victoria's fourth university, the first to be established in regional Victoria and the first to specialise in distance education. Deakin University's first campus was established at Waurn Ponds; the University was the result of a merger between State College of Victoria and the higher education courses of the Gordon Institute of Technology.

Deakin enrolled its first students at Waurn Ponds in 1977. The Burwood campus is on the site of the former Burwood Teachers' College, takes in the former sites of the Bennettswood Primary School and the Burwood Secondary School; the teachers' college conducted two-year training courses for Primary School teachers, three year courses for Infant Teachers. It provided live-on-site accommodation for country students; as part of the Dawkins education reforms that were announced in 1988 by the Commonwealth government, a merger with Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education took place in 1990, followed by a merger with most of Victoria College in 1991, with its campuses in Burwood and Toorak. The Rusden Campus was closed in 2003 and all courses were transferred to the Melbourne Burwood campus. Rusden was subsequently acquired by Monash University for its student accommodation purposes; the former Toorak Campus, located in Malvern, was offered for sale in 2006 as the University considered the campus surplus to its requirements.

The courses and resources were relocated to the Melbourne Burwood campus in November 2007. As a Deakin campus, it was home to the Deakin Business School, Deakin University English Language Institute, the Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology, which have since relocated to the International Centre and Business Building at the Melbourne Burwood campus.. The main building on the site was the 116-year-old historic Stonnington Mansion The sale of Stonnington Mansion by Deakin provoked public outrage as it involved the mansion, at risk of redevelopment by property developers; the Stonnington Stables art gallery and the University's contemporary art collection were located here, but has since relocated to the Deakin University Art Gallery at the Melbourne Burwood campus. The University's action of offering the campus, including the mansion, provoked public outrage over the potential privatization of what had been public space. In December 2006, the three-mansion was sold for $33 million to a joint venture between Hamton Property Group and Industry Superannuation Property Trust.

The Deakin University Council is the governing body of the University and is chaired by the Chancellor, John Stanhope AM. Council is responsible for the general direction and oversight of the University and is publicly accountable for the University's actions; the Vice-Chancellor is responsible to Council. Professor Iain Martin is Vice-Chancellor and President of Deakin University and is Deakin's 7th Vice-Chancellor. 1977–1985 – Frederic Jevons 1986–1991 – Malcolm Skilbeck 1992–1996 – John A. Hay 1997–2002 – Geoff Wilson 2003–2010 – Sally Walker 2010–2019 – Jane den Hollander 2019–Present – Iain Martin The University is divided into four faculties, covering arts and education and law, science and built environment. Within the Faculty of Arts and Education the three schools cover education, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts; the Institute of Koorie Education falls under the Faculty of Arts and Education. The Faculty of Health has the School of Medicine, along with schools covering nursing and midwifery and nutrition sciences and incorporates subjects such as occupational therapy, social work, health economics into the School of Health and Social Development.

The Deakin University School of Law and the Deakin Business School both fall under the Faculty of Business and Law, the Faculty of Science and Built Environment encompasses architecture, information technology and life and environmental sciences. The university has six research institutes: Alfred Deakin Institute, Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute, Institute for Frontier Materials, Institute for Health Transformation, Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation and the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition. Along with the research institutes, there are 13 strategic research centres: Deakin Motion. Lab – Centre for Creative Arts Research Centre for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment Centre for Integrative Ecology Centre for Sport Research Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology Centre for Cyber Security Research Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research Centre for Regional and Rural Futures Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development Centre for Population Health Research Centre for Molecular and Medical Research Research for Educational Impact The University's larg

Kleč, Semič

Kleč is a remote former settlement in the Municipality of Semič in southern Slovenia. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region, its territory is now part of the village of Planina. The origin of the name Kleč is uncertain. Snoj observes that settlements named Kleč lie along rivers and he connects this with the Slovene common noun kleč'sandy or gravely river bank. Bezlaj mentions the possibility of derivation from *klękъ'small branching hills'. Another possibility is that it is derived from kleč with the meaning'cliff'. Petschauer suggests that the name is derived from klet with the meaning'shed, shack'. Kleč was a Gottschee German village, it was one of the more recent Gottschee settlements, founded after 1558 in a group of about 25 new settlements. In the land registry of 1574 the settlement had two full farms divided into four half-farms plus an additional eighth-farm, corresponding to a population between 25 and 30.

In 1770 there were 11 houses in the settlement. Its population peaked at 53 in 1890, followed by a decline due to large-scale emigration to the United States. In 1931 the village included six houses and a population of 29. Before the Second World War, the economy of the village was based on raising animals, growing grapes, selling wooden ware and firewood; the original residents were evicted on 25 November 1941. Italian troops burned the village during the Rog Offensive on 26 August 1942 and it was not rebuilt after the war. There was a Partisan camp for some time in the forest below Kleč. A Partisan field hospital operated here in the fall of 1943. A hunter's house was built at the site in the 1950s; the entire former village site is registered as cultural heritage. A chapel of ease dedicated to Saint Anthony the Great stood southwest of the village, it dated to the end of the 17th century. A 1741 visitation record reported; the church was destroyed after the Second World War. Two of its bells were sold to the church in Jugorje pri Metliki and a smaller bell was stolen.

The clock was taken to Štrekljevec. The furnishings of the church were looted, its building stones were crushed and used to repair the roads. Visible remnants of the church include part of the wall from the altar area and the floor, some remnants of cast-iron grave markers, a small statue of a saint preserved in a niche. Kleč on Geopedia Pre–World War II list of oeconyms and family names in Kleč

Said Fayad

Said Fayad born Mohammad Said Ibrahim Efendi Fayad is a Lebanese poet and literary journalist from the village of Ansar in the Nabatieh Governorate of southern Lebanon. Said ِFayad was the eldest son of Ibrahim Efendi Fayad - a local notable who served as a district governor under the French mandate - and Lamia Ali Dhaher, niece of the poet and religious figure Sheikh Suleiman Dhaher, a prominent intellectual in the Nabatieh governorate. Said was schooled in Nabatieh, the Maqased in Saida and the Freres, he married to Badriya Fayad and they had eight children: Afaf, Hilal, Dalal, Dunia and Randa. He spent most of his career between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia and after retirement lived in Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Morocco, he returned to Lebanon in the late 1990s where he died on 15 October 2003. Said began his career in Saudi Arabia with al-Riyad Saudi Radio in Mecca, he returned to Beirut as a correspondent for Saudi Radio and wrote for the newspapers al-Hadaf and al-Rased from 1958 to 1968.

His poems were published in numerous magazines including al-Irfan and al-Adeeb. He produced some programmes for Lebanese radio, including Fairuz Shah and Hamza al-Arab. In 1963, he returned to Jeddah to work for the radio broadcasting office where he produced the daily radio programmes With the People, Wisdom of the Day, Afternoon Sun until his retirement in 1975 for medical reasons, he wrote the Saudi national anthem. In 1975, he moved to London in 1985 to Switzerland. From 1990 to 1996 he lived in Morocco in a suburb of Casablanca, close to his eldest son, he returned to Lebanon in the late 1990s. Dr Pierre Khabbaz of the Lebanese University published a study of his works in 1998. Since 2004, the Said Fayad Literary Prize has been awarded annually in Beirut to promote and encourage excellence in Arab poetry; the prize is worth 5,000,000 Lebanese Lira. Major poetic works include: Blossoms براعم 1951 Bouquet 1955 عبير Clarion Call of Affection 1984 هتاف الوجدان He produced two anthologies of articles and works in prose: Moving images 1956 صور متحركة On the paths of life 1985 على دروب الحياة