Drury University Drury College and Springfield College, is a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Missouri. The university enrolls about 1,600 undergraduates, 450 graduate students in six master's programs, 3,160 students in the College of Continuing Professional Studies. In 2013, the Drury Panthers Men's Basketball team won the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship; the Drury Men's and Women's Panthers have accumulated 22 NCAA Division II National Championships between them, in addition to numerous NAIA titles before moving to the NCAA. Drury was founded as Springfield College in 1873 by Congregationalist church missionaries in the mold of other Congregationalist universities such as Dartmouth College and Yale University. Rev. Nathan Morrison, Samuel Drury, James and Charles Harwood provided the school's initial endowment and organization; the early curriculum emphasized educational and musical strengths. Students came to the new college including the Indian Territories of Oklahoma.
The first graduating class included four women. When classes began in 1873, they were held in a single building on a campus occupying less than 1 1⁄2 acres. Twenty-five years the 40-acre campus included Stone Chapel, the President's House and three academic buildings. Today, the university occupies a 115-acre campus, including the original historic buildings. On April 28, 1960, Drury College was the setting for an episode of NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. Tennessee Ernie Ford sang his trademark "Sixteen Tons" and the hymn "Take My Hand, Precious Lord". Drury College became Drury University on January 1, 2000; the current president is J. Timothy Cloyd president of Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. Dr. Cloyd was elected to serve as the 18th president of Drury University in 2016. Drury, like Dartmouth and Yale, was founded by Congregationalist missionaries and, like these schools, is no longer a religious institution, it remains affiliated with the Congregationalist church and its successor, the United Church of Christ.
It has been affiliated with the Christian Church since the founding of the Drury School of Religion in 1909. Drury is a mid-size undergraduate and graduate research university, accredited by The Higher Learning Commission; the university offers 54 undergraduate majors and several professional degrees through the Hammons School of Architecture, Breech School of Business Administration, School of Education & Child Development. Drury has been at or near the top of the U. S. News and World Report "Great Schools at Great Prices" list for the Midwest since 1999, including five years in the #1 slot, it was ranked No. 8 on U. S. News and World Report's Best Regional Universities for 2014, it has been included in Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges since 2010. Other accolades include Honorable Mention for Best Liberal Arts School in the Nation by Time Magazine, a top producer of Fulbright Scholars in 2011 according to the Institute of International Education, is ranked as one of 13 "Institutions of Excellence" by the Policy Center on the First Year of College.
Drury is a residential university. Full-time day school students live on campus until they are a minimum age of 21 at the start of an academic year, unless they meet specific criteria to be exempt from the housing policy. Freshmen live in one of the three residence halls: Smith and Sunderland halls. Smith and Wallace hall are suite-style double-occupancy rooms. Sunderland Hall has suite-style single-occupancy rooms, with four students and two bathrooms in a suite. Freshmen in Sunderland Hall live in Living Learning Communities; each LLC is composed of 16-20 students interested in a common theme, interacting together and with faculty and staff through a shared class, CORE 101. Upperclassmen may choose to live in university-owned apartments, fraternity houses, or the Summit Park Leadership Community. A majority of campus apartments have 4 single-occupancy bedrooms and are furnished. There are a limited number of studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments, both furnished and unfurnished.
Summit Park residents in groups of 4 or 8 form a year-long partnership with a local community agency and commit to 15 hours of community service a semester. Amenities for the residence halls and fraternity houses include furnishings, mini-fridge/microwave and network Internet, expanded basic cable TV service, community laundry facilities for no additional charge, all utilities, including trash and co-mingled recycling. Campus apartments include expanded basic cable television service, Internet access, all utilities including trash and co-mingled recycling. Furnishings, laundry facilities and kitchen appliances will vary by location. All residents may attend Residence Life Association events for no additional charge, as well as programs hosted by Resident Assistants or Community Assistants. Drury's study abroad program is an integral part of the college experience. Half of the student body studies overseas at some point in short-term, semester, or year-long programs. Foreign learning is a requirement for most students with majors in the schools of Business and Architecture.
Drury maintains a satellite campus in Aegina, Greece, home to several of the university's most distinctive courses. Though the Center is quite popular with architecture students, it is attended by students across disciplines and majors. Drury's NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic teams compete in men's and women's bas
David Rabeeya is an Israeli and American author and professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. David Rabeeya is an Iraqi Jew born in Iraq, he and his family moved to Israel in about 1951. In about 1970, he moved to the United States. Over the years, Dr. Rabeeya has taught countless students, in all schooling environments-high school and elementary school, he has grown to accept all different cultures and religions as an Arab Jew. A prolific author, Dr. Rabeeya has written many books on many subjects, but they tend to focus on the Middle East and the relationship between Jews and other groups, he works as a teacher for Middle and High School students. America: Criticize It But Stay The Journey of an Arab-Jew: Through the American Maze Baghdadi Treasures: Challenging Ideas & Humorous Sayings Israel: Stripped Bare Women's Struggles. "GRATZ COLLEGE PROFESSOR GETS A LESSON IN UNEMPLOYMENT...". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Pp. B01. "RECEPTION TO HONOR RETIRING 33-YEAR VETERAN DAVID RABEEYA". Bryn Mawr Now. April 22, 2004.
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Eiji Osawa is a former professor of computational chemistry, noted for his prediction of the C60 molecule in 1970. Osawa received his Master's of Engineering in chemistry from Kyoto University's Department of Industrial Chemistry and became an engineer at Teijin Co. Ltd. In 1964, he returned to Kyoto University and earned a Doctorate of Engineering in chemistry under Professor Yoshida. After three years of postdoctoral work at the University of Wisconsin, Princeton University, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, in 1970 he became an assistant professor at Hokkaido University. In 1990, Osawa became a full professor at Toyahashi University of Technology, where he retired in 2001. Upon his retirement, assisted by Futaba, Co. Ltd. headquartered in Chiba, Osawa started the research and development company Nano-Carbon Research Institute, Ltd. The icosahedral C60H60 cage was mentioned in 1965 as a possible topological structure. Eiji Osawa predicted the existence of C60 in 1970, he noticed that the structure of a corannulene molecule was a subset of a football shape, he hypothesised that a full ball shape could exist.
Japanese scientific journals reported his idea. In 1996, Harold Kroto, Robert Curl and Richard Smalley were awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their roles in the discovery of this class of molecules. C60 and other fullerenes were noticed occurring outside the laboratory