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Dell Medical School

The Dell Medical School is the graduate medical school of The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas. The school opened to the inaugural class of 50 students in the summer of 2016 as the newest of 18 colleges and schools on the UT Austin campus. S. Claiborne "Clay" Johnston, M. D. Ph. D. was named as the medical school's inaugural dean in January 2014. In accordance with the Medical District Master Plan released in 2013, the University's portion of the medical district is being constructed in three phases; the new medical campus will sit on existing University property at the southeastern corner of the central campus, adjacent to the existing UT School of Nursing and to the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas—the new $295 million, 211-bed teaching hospital that Seton Healthcare is building. In late 2011, Texas Senator Kirk Watson created a list of ten health-care centered goals he hoped to achieve within ten years for his Central Texas district. Number one on that list was to build a medical school.

In May 2012, the Board of Regents allocated $25 million of annual funding to a UT Austin medical school, plus another $40 million spread over eight years for faculty recruiting. In November 2012, Travis County voters approved a proposition to raise property tax revenue in support of health care initiatives for Central Texas, including $35 million annually for a medical school; the medical school is named after the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, which has pledged $50 million over ten years to the school. Official website University of Texas at Austin from the Handbook of Texas Online

Oliver Penrose

Oliver Penrose is a British theoretical physicist. He is the son of the scientist Lionel Penrose, brother of the mathematical physicist Roger Penrose, brother of chess Grandmaster Jonathan Penrose, he was associated with the Open University for seventeen years and was a Professor of Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh from 1986 until his retirement in 1994. He holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Heriot-Watt, remains active in research there, his areas of interest include statistical mechanics, phase transitions in metals and physical chemistry of surfactants. He is known for the concept of off-diagonal long-range order, central to our present-day understanding of superfluids and superconductors. Other more abstract topics in which he has worked include understanding the physical basis for the direction of time and interpretations of quantum mechanics. Oliver Penrose's homepage at Heriot-Watt University

Trichobaris trinotata

Trichobaris trinotata known as the "potato stalk borer", is a species of weevil in the family Curculionidae. It is found in North America where it is a pest of potato plants, the larvae tunnelling inside their stems; the adult weevil is a small species with a width of about 1.7 mm. The rostrum or beak bends downwards at the base; the insect is inconspicuous. These three bare spots give the insect its scientific name of "trinotata"; this weevil feeds on plants in the family Solanaceae. The potato is its most economically-important food plant, but it sometimes feeds on the eggplant, the Carolina horsenettle, the buffalo bur, the European black nightshade and several species of groundcherry. Adults emerge from reproductive diapause in spring and the females start to lay their eggs in May; these are deposited singly in holes made in stems and leaf stalks by the insect's rostrum, or in the axils of terminal leaves. The eggs hatch in about a week and the white, legless larvae eat their way through the stem tissues, creating tunnels up to 30 cm in length.

Having passed through five or six instars over a period of up to 106 days, the larvae pupate in the stem, with the adults emerging about twelve days later. There is a single generation each year and the adults overwinter inside the dead potato haulms or the stems of other members of the Solanaceae such as Solanum carolinense. Few enemies of this weevil have been identified, but it is sometimes parasitised by the braconid wasp, Nealiolus curculionis and less by the chalcid wasp, Eurytoma tylodermatis; the adults feed on leaves producing ragged holes, but it is the larvae that cause most damage to the potato crop with their tunnelling activities. At one time this weevil was considered a serious pest of potatoes, however modern management practices have reduced its impact; the burning or removal of crop residues destroys the overwintering adults

Pierre-Joseph Cambon

Pierre-Joseph Cambon was a French statesman. Born in Montpellier, Cambon was the son of a wealthy cotton merchant. In 1785, his father retired, leaving Pierre and his two brothers to run the business, but in 1788 Pierre entered politics, was sent by his fellow-citizens as deputy suppliant to the Estates-General, where he was a spectator. In January 1790 he returned to Montpellier, was elected a member of the municipality, co-founded the Jacobin Club in that city, on the flight to Varennes of King Louis XVI in 1791, he drew up a petition to invite the National Constituent Assembly to proclaim a Republic —the first in date of such petitions. Elected to the Legislative Assembly, Cambon was viewed as independent and talented in the financial domain, he was the most active member of the committee of finance and was charged to verify the state of the treasury. His analytical skills were recorded in his remarkable speech of 24 November 1791, it was Cambon who made the initial suggestion for the state debt to be "rendered republican and uniform" and it was he who proposed to convert all the contracts of the creditors of the state into an inscription in a great book, which should be called the "Great Book of the Public Debt".

This proposal was implemented in 1792 when the Great Book of the Public Debt was created as a consolidation of all the states debts. He held his distance from political clubs and factions, but nonetheless defended the new institutions of the state. On 9 February 1792, he succeeded in having a law passed confiscating the possessions of the émigrés, tried to arrange the deportation of non-juring priests to French Guiana, he was the last president of the Legislative Assembly. Re-elected to the National Convention, Cambon opposed the pretensions of the Paris Commune and the proposed grant of money to the municipality of Paris by the state, he denounced Jean-Paul Marat's placards as inciting to murder, summoned Georges Danton to give an account of his ministry, supervised the furnishing of military supplies to the French Revolutionary Army, was a strong opponent of Charles François Dumouriez, in spite of the general's great popularity. Cambon incurred the hatred of the theist Maximilien Robespierre by proposing the suppression of the pay to the clergy, which would have meant the separation of church and state.

His authority grew steadily. On 15 December 1792, he persuaded the Convention to adopt a proclamation to all nations in favour of a universal republic. Although he took part in toppling Robespierre in July 1794, Cambon was targeted and pursued by the Thermidorian Reaction, had to live in hiding in Montpellier. During the Hundred Days, he was a deputy to the lower chamber, but only took part in debates over the budget. Proscribed by the Bourbon Restoration in 1816, he died near Brussels; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Cambon, Pierre Joseph". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press

Lawrence Vickers

Lawrence Blanchard Vickers, Jr. is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft, he played college football for the University of Colorado Buffaloes. Vickers started playing football as a 7th grader at E. O. Smith Education center in Houston, he enrolled at Phillis Wheatley High School and transferred to Forest Brook High School, where he was a three-year letterman. He played for the University of Colorado Buffaloes during his college career. Vickers saw limited playing time as a true freshman in 2002, he saw action in 11 games, including the Alamo Bowl, seeing time on both offense and on special teams. He had seven rushes for 25 yards on the year, caught one pass for seven yards. In 2003, he played in 11 games on both offense and special teams, started six of those games at FB and finished with 100 yards on 28 carries with one touchdown, he finished with 15 receptions for 123 yards and one touchdown. As a junior in 2004, Vickers started seven games and finished with 63 carries for 252 yards and two touchdowns, 28 receptions for 290 yards.

He remained the Buffs No. 1 FB and backup RB as a senior in 2005, when he finished with 258 yards and nine touchdowns on 73 carries and 152 yards and two touchdowns on 26 receptions. He was an Ethnic Studies/Sociology major. Vickers was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 6th round. Serving as the team's backup fullback behind Terrelle Smith, Vickers started one game, earning three rushing attempts for two yards and catching six passes for 60 yards, he saw significant time on special teams. He made his NFL debut versus the New Orleans Saints on September 10. Vickers played in every game with 14 starts, he was Jamal Lewis' primary lead blocker, helping him rush for 9 touchdowns. He had 15 carries for 43 yards and 13 receptions for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns. For his efforts, Vickers was named as a second alternate for the 2008 Pro Bowl at fullback. In his four seasons, Vickers scored all on short-yardage receptions. All of his touchdowns were scored against the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers.

On August 3, 2011, Lawrence Vickers signed with the Houston Texans. Vickers was released by Houston on March 13, 2012. Vickers was signed to a two-year deal by the Dallas Cowboys on March 14, 2012; the Cowboys waived him on July 12, 2013