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Mark Schlissel

Mark Steven Schlissel is the president of the University of Michigan. He was named the 14th president of the university on July 1, 2014, following the retirement of Mary Sue Coleman, his initial contract with the University of Michigan lasts five years, expiring in 2019. In addition to his presidency, he holds a professorship of microbiology and immunology and a professorship of internal medicine within the University of Michigan Health System as well as a professorship of molecular and developmental biology in the University of Michigan College of Literature and the Arts. Schlissel was born in New York in a traditional Jewish household, he graduated from Madison Central High School in 1975 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Old Bridge High School in 2017. He graduated with a BA in Biochemical Sciences from Princeton University in 1979, he earned his MD degree and a PhD in Physiological Chemistry from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1986 through the Medical Scientist Training Program.

His residency in Internal Medicine was conducted at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1986-88. His postdoctoral research fellowship was under David Baltimore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Whitehead Institute. Schlissel became a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1991, he moved to the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley in 1999 as an associate professor, becoming a full professor in 2002. At UC Berkeley he served as Dean of Biological Sciences in the College of Letters & Science from 2008 to 2011. In 2011 he became provost at Brown University. Schlissel is married to Monica Schwebs, an environmental and energy lawyer, has four adult children; the beginning of his career as president of the University of Michigan has involved controversy surrounding the athletics department and a federal investigation into the Brendan Gibbons sexual assault case. In 2018, John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor of American culture, declined to write a letter of recommendation for a student applying to study abroad in Israel, citing human rights concerns and his support for the BDS movement.

In response, Cheney-Lippold was put on probation, had his pay cut, had his subsequent vacation days cancelled. The university and Mark Schlissel were criticized for disciplining him, citing a breach of free speech, the right to boycott, professorial independence. Mark Schlissel has come into conflict with climate activists over his support for continuing University investment in oil and gas industries. In 2018, in response to continued refusal to meet with climate activists, students organized a sit-in at Mark Schlissel's office in the evening following the Global Climate Strike to demand a 1-hour meeting with Schlissel. In response, University of Michigan Police were called in by an unknown administrative source to disperse the protests. Following repeated warnings, several students were arrested and were subsequently charged with trespassing on university property. There has been a significant backlash to this decision, there are continued calls for charges to be dropped against the protesters, citing the non-violent nature of the protest, the withholding of evidence by university lawyers, the fact that the University of Michigan had never pursued trespassing charges against students.

Under Mark Schlissel, the University of Michigan's tuition has risen to the highest of any American public university

Adam Doukas

Adam Doukas was a Greek revolutionary and politician. Doukas was born in 1790 in Permet Ottoman Empire, now in southern Albania, he moved to Ioannina where he attended the local Maroutsaia School. At the time of the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence he lived in Livadeia in Central Greece, he became one of the most important political leaders of the Greek Revolution in Eastern Central Greece and Euboea. Doukas was politically attached to his French Party. Doukas was in close contact with the most important local military figures of the War of Independence, he participated in the First National Assembly at Epidaurus as a representative of Thebes, as well as in the Fourth National Assembly at Argos. In 1825 he became Minister of War in the revolutionary government of Greece, he latter participated in the liberation of Euboea by the Greek forces and was in charge of the surrender committee of the Ottoman garrison in Karystos, southern Euboea, in April 1833. After the end of the successful national struggle Doukas became member various state cabinets from 1850 to 1860, during the reign of King Otto.

He died in Euboea in 1860. Petropoulos, John Anthony. Politics and Statecraft in the Kingdom of Greece: 1833-1843. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691051444. Adam doukas

St. Thomas Monastery, Van

St. Thomas Monastery is a ruined Armenian monastery overlooking Lake Van in Turkey; the monastery is situated on the Southern shore of Lake Van. It was constructed in the 11th to 13th centuries, is mentioned in manuscripts from the 15th century. Parts of the inside were restored in 1581 and the exterior brickwork was repaired in 1801, it was deserted before the start of the First World War, with the last monks leaving during the 1895 Hamidian Massacres when the building was attacked by Kurds. The monastery was named after St. Thomas because a reliquary containing the remains of the saint were said to have been brought here from Edessa. St. Thomas preached in India, where a Christian community still survives in Kerala. According to historian Ara Sarafian, the monastery has no official protection status and is in danger of collapse. After a recent visit, he reported that "parts of the roof of the portico have collapsed, as well as chunks of walls and supporting columns taken away since my last visit.

More khachkars were damaged in the monastery cemetery." The building has been vulnerable to treasure hunters who believe in stories about buried Armenian treasure, dig up the ground around Armenian buildings to look for it

Yefim Gamburg

Yefim Abramovich Gamburg was a Soviet and Russian animation director known for parody and musical cartoons. He was named Meritorious Artist of RSFSR in 1986. Member of ASIFA. Yefim Gamburg was born in Moscow into a Jewish family. From 1942 he took part in the Great Patriotic War as a private and a motorcyclist of the trophy brigade of the 39th Army, he was wounded in action and awarded the Order of the Red Star in 1945. He studied at the Art faculty of the Lenin Moscow State Pedagogical University and joined Soyuzmultfilm in 1955 where he worked as an animator, he made his directorial debut in 1964. Gamburg became one of the first Soviet directors to work in the genre of parody film with cartoons such as Passion of Spies, Robbery... Style and Dog in Boots. In 1976 he directed a Blue Puppy animated musical film with the main character being a parody of Charlie Chaplin, it was noted for an innovative art style, with characters drawn using spots of colored India ink which allowed for a variety of shapeshifting effects.

The songs were performed by Alisa Freindlich, Andrei Mironov and Mikhail Boyarsky, some of the leading actors of their time. In 1989 Gamburg directed the first Soviet-American cartoon Stereotypes co-produced by Laurien Productions which, as the title implies, ridiculed the stereotypes of Americans and Russians. In 1990 he founded and headed his own animation studio Gamburgskiy Schot where he worked on the Romeo and Juliet segment for the Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Russian-British series. Yefim Gamburg was buried at the Donskoye Cemetery in Moscow, his last 25-minute cartoon Well Overlooked Old based on Mikhail Bulgakov's The Fatal Eggs novel was finished by the film crew only in 2003. History of Russian animation Yefim Gamburg at Animator.ru Yefim Gamburg on IMDb

Rusk County Historical Society Museum

The Rusk County Historical Society Museum is a museum in Ladysmith, United States. The museum contains over 9,000 artifacts relating to the history of Rusk County; the Rusk County Historical Society is a non-profit organization. The historical society has a museum, located at the Rusk County Fairgrounds in Ladysmith, WI; the museum is open from 12:30-4:30 on weekends Memorial Day through Labor Day. The objectives of the society are the discovery and public dissemination of the history of Rusk County and the State of Wisconsin; the museum is an open air style museum that consists of several different buildings that are connected by walkways. Buildings at the museum include the following: Henry Golat Welcome and Research Building Little Red Schoolhouse Teacher's Cabin Gates County Courthouse Log Cabin Flambeau Mine Visitors Center Jones LeCount Military Building Logging and Farm Equipment Building Glen Flora Jail Farm Machine Shed NATO Tank Rusk County Historical Society Museum Rusk County Historical Society Museum Facebook