The European University Association represents more than 800 institutions of higher education in 48 countries, providing them with a forum for cooperation and exchange of information on higher education and research policies. Members of the Association are European universities involved in teaching and research, national associations of rectors and other organisations active in higher education and research. EUA is the result of a merger between the Association of European Universities and the Confederation of European Union Rectors' Conferences; the merger took place in Salamanca on 31 March 2001. European Association for International Education European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education European Students' Union European Association of Institutions in Higher Education EURODOC Association of African Universities Association of Arab and European Universities Association of Pacific Rim Universities Association of Commonwealth Universities Agence universitaire de la Francophonie Official website Mission and activities, Statutes List of Member Universities Board members
The University of Missouri Research Reactor Center is home to a tank-type nuclear research reactor that serves the University of Missouri in Columbia. As of March 2012, the MURR is the highest power university research reactor in the U. S. at 10 megawatt thermal output. The fuel is enriched uranium. In 1959, University President Elmer Ellis proposed a research reactor, understanding that the many fields of research to benefit from nuclear science "are a part of the University of Missouri's educational responsibilities to our youth and to all our citizens"; the MURR began operation October 13, 1966 about one mile southwest of the university's main campus and the city's main business district. The reactor building was designed by Cornelius L. T. Gabler and Associates of Detroit, Michigan; the architectural style is mid-century modern. The supplier of construction services was General Electric. In 1970, MURR scientist Dr. George Leddicotte gave the first courtroom testimony on murder trial evidence using neutron activation analysis.
Four years MURR began operating at 10 MW, making it the highest powered U. S. university reactor. Ir-192 was first produced at MURR for fighting breast cancer in 1976; the first small angle neutron scattering spectrometer in the U. S. was installed in 1980. In 1986 the first experiments were performed that led to developing Quadramet and TheraSphere, which were approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for helping fight against bone and liver cancer respectively. Since 2000, systematic upgrades and renewal to MURR facilities and instrumentation in preparation for the next 20 years of licensed operation have taken place. In 2002, a 6,000 sq ft building addition opened the way for expansion into cGMP scaleup of isotopes. Groundbreaking began in 2006 on a 25,000 sq ft addition to house laboratories and offices to advance interdisciplinary research and treatment of patients; as of March 2012, MURR supports research of 400 faculty and 150 graduate students representing more than 180 departments from more than 100 international universities and around 40 federal and industrial labs every year.
A cyclotron that will supply mid-Missouri with isotopes for PET imaging and support additional research and clinical trials has been installed. In 2016, MURR was awarded the Nuclear Historic Landmark Award from the American Nuclear Society; some important reactor events are summarized here. MURR began the process to renew its operating license in 2006, responded to requests for additional information in 2009 and 2010. On January 4, 2017, MURR was granted a renewal of the facility operating license, which allows for operation until 2037; the MURR contributes to research in boron neutron capture therapy, neutron scattering and neutron interferometry, neutron transmutation doping of semiconductor materials, use of radioisotopes for imaging and treatment of cancer and archaeology, along with many others. The Archaeometry Laboratory at MURR has been funded by National Science Foundation since 1988; the neutron activation capabilities are used to characterize over 30 major and trace elements in archaeological and geological materials.
In addition to neutron activation, the laboratory maintains and operates several X-ray fluorescence spectrometers, multiple ICP-mass spectrometers, a multi-collector ICP-MS for isotope-ratio mass spectrometry. The laboratory is one of only a handful of facilities in the world to have access to all of these analytical methods. Data generated by the laboratory are used by archaeologists to study issues relating to provenance that facilitate understanding of trade and exchange in prehistory; the laboratory handles analyses of geological materials in support of geology, soil science, other environmental sciences. The neutron scattering program at MURR has a productive history. On the one hand, many prominent scientists have graduated from this program and benefited from the in depth, hands on experience afforded by MURR's unique combination of high neutron flux and proximity to a flagship campus. On the other hand, cutting edge research continues on the four active neutron scattering instruments of MURR's beamport floor: Triax, NR/GANS, 2X-C, PSD.
Furthermore, the landmark neutron interferometry experiments performed here have played an important role in opening the field of experimental quantum mechanics. Perez, Pedro B.. "University Research Reactors: Contributing to the National Scientific and Engineering Infrastructure from 1953 to 2000 and Beyond". National Organization of Test and Training Reactors. Archived from the original on 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2007-04-07. Official website ABC's Radioactive Roadtrip Security Review of the Research Reactor Center MURR's Neutron Scattering program MURR Archaeometry Laboratory
Michał Franciszek Mieczysław Matyas was a Polish footballer, who represented such teams as Pogoń Lwów and Polonia Bytom, as well as Poland. Among fans in Poland he was known as Myszka and in the Soviet Union he played under name of Mikhail, his real occupation was a petroleum technician. Matyas was born in Brzozów. After moving to Lwów in 1924 he started playing in junior team of Lechia and in 1926 moved to Pogoń, for which Matyas played for 14 seasons, his debut in the national team took place on 10 July 1932 in Warsaw in a 2–0 win against Sweden 2–0). Altogether he played in 18 international games, scoring 7 goals. In Pogoń, in 1935 he was the top-scorer of the Polish Football League, with 22 goals. During the World War II in 1939–40 Matyas played in Soviet competitions for Naftovyk Boryslav and for short while for FC Dynamo Kiev in 1941. Soon after the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, he returned to Lwow where he played for some local city teams in 1942–44. Following the war, Lwów was secured after the Soviet Union, together with a group of Pogon's players and activists, he settled in Bytom, where he played for Polonia Bytom in 1945–48.
After finishing his career, he became a coach, in 1950-1952 he was in charge of the national team of Poland. He coached such teams as Stal Mielec and Cracovia, he died on 22 October 1975 in Kraków. Pogoń Lwów Ekstraklasa runner-up: 1935Lwów city team President of Poland Bowl: 1938
Kawaii Kon is an anime convention geared towards Japanese animation and comics held in the Honolulu area. Kawaii Kon has AMV and anime screenings. Kawaii Kon was founded by Gamers Evolution Expo, LLC. A company started by Marlon Stodghill and Scott Richardson. Dahlin is a Hawaii native himself, at the time based out of Atlanta, Georgia; as for why they decided to bring an anime convention to Hawaii, taken from the website: "Being a transplanted local boy living far away from home for a better part of a decade or more, I'm proud to be hosting this show in my home state. You ask why? A number of reasons but to state it.... I love anime!"Kawaii Kon was the first anime convention to be held in Hawaii. Local support for the convention by fans in the event's first year resulted in a surprising attendance level that surpassed the staff's expectations. Kawaii Kon Website
A Mouse Divided is a 1953 Merrie Melodies animated short directed by Friz Freleng and featuring Sylvester. The title is a pun on Lincoln's House Divided Speech; the episode starts. Sylvester's wife, wanting a baby, despite his objections, graciously receives the package. Sylvester is nonetheless excited- until he learns the baby is a mouse, at which point he tries to eat it, his wife stops him, when she goes out, he tries again, but stops after the mouse calls him "Daddy". Sylvester's attitude toward the mouse changes from this point on and decides to take his son for a walk; the neighborhood cats are not so enamored of the mouse, forcing Sylvester to run back into the house. Several cats try to steal the mouse, using tactics such as climbing through windows, posing as a vacuum cleaner salesman and Santa disguises, cutting holes in the floor and ramming the door down, only to be foiled by Sylvester, who for once is on the winning end of the same traps by which he ends up getting foiled; the stork, returns under orders to deliver the mouse to its real parents by fishing it out with a piece of cheese.
Sylvester, believing it to be another cat, stops the mouse and is pulled up instead with the stork thinking he is the mouse. A scene reveals a married mice couple walking a disgruntled Sylvester with the wife telling her husband, "Well, nothing like that happened on my side of the family.", before he looks at the audience in bewilderment as the cartoon irises out. A Mouse Divided on IMDb
World Women's Snooker, founded as the World Ladies Billiards and Snooker Association in 1981, known as World Ladies Billiards and Snooker from 2015 to 2018, is a subsidiary company of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association concerned with governing and promoting snooker and billiards for women. Women's Snooker and Billiards had been governed by the Women's Billiards Association, formed in 1931. However, the last professional billiards and snooker championships organised by the WBA were those held in 1950, by the early 1970's the organisation had "fallen on hard times" according to leading snooker journalist and author Clive Everton. A Women's Billiards & Snooker Association was formed in 1976, in 1978 appointed Wally West, snooker club owner, holder of the world record break of 151, as Secretary; the Association organised the 1976 Women's World Open snooker championship and further championships in 1980 and 1981. Mandy Fisher, a leading woman player, founded the World Ladies Billiards and Snooker Association in 1981.
The WLBSA held its first open snooker competition in Leeds in March 1982, within a couple of years, the WBSA lost control of snooker to the WLBSA. In 1997, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association started providing support and prize money for WLBSA tournaments, but the WPBSA's support for the women's circuit stopped in 2002 following the loss of income due to the UK government's restrictions on tobacco sponsorship of sport; the WLBSA was restructured as a subsidiary of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association in 2015, became a full member of the World Snooker Federation in 2017. It was known as World Ladies Billiards and Snooker from July 2015 to November 2018. In November 2018 the WLBSA was renamed as World Women's Snooker, is responsible for women's snooker and billiards and the women's ranking list. Official Website