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Margaret Malamud

Margaret Irene Malamud is Professor of Ancient History and Islamic Studies at New Mexico State University. Malamud is known in particular for her work on classical reception in the United States. Malamud studied Classics and Islamic Studies at Boston University, graduating with a BA in 1980, she continued her studies at the University of California, Berkeley completing her MA in Near Eastern Studies in 1983 and her PhD in 1990. Following two years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in History at Stanford University, Malamud joined the faculty of New Mexico State University in 1992 as Assistant Professor of Ancient History and Islamic Studies, she became Associate Professor in 1998 and Professor of Ancient History and Islamic Studies in 2009. Malamud is Director Graduate Studies and S. P. and Margaret Manasse Research Chair in the College of Arts and Sciences. Malamud has received a number of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, most for the project Black Minerva: African Americans and the Classics which resulted in her 2016 book African Americans and the Classics: Antiquity and Activism.

She has received grants for projects including Understanding Islam: Infusing Islamic Studies into the undergraduate Humanities Curriculum and The Uses and the Abuses of Roman Antiquity in American Culture, the latter resulting in her 2009 book Ancient Rome and Modern America. Malamud's 2016 book African Americans and the Classics: Antiquity and Activism has been received as a fundamental step in the study of classics in the United States. Malamud's work draws together the evidence for the use of classics and classical education in the fight for the abolition of slavery and the social and economic emancipation of African Americans. Malamud is working on the reception of antiquity in the United States, including the 1610 epic poem, Historia de la Nueva México, by Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá, which contains extensive reference to the work of Virgil and Lucan. Malamud was the Dorothy Tarrant Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies, London March-June 2019, she delivered the Dorothy Tarrant Memorial lecture on 13th May 2019 entitled, Antiquity and Activism in Nineteenth Century American Visual Arts.

African Americans and the Classics: Antiquity and Activism. “‘A Kind of Moral Gladiatorship’: Abolitionist Uses of the Classics.” Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics 23.2: 57-90. “An African in a Toga: Joseph Cinqué and the Roman Rhetoric of the American Revolution.” Classical World 108.4: 525-35. “Classics as a Weapon: African Americans and the Fight for Inclusion in American Democracy.” In Classics in the Modern World, edited by Lorna Hardwick and Stephen Harrison, 89-103. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Ancient Rome and Modern America. Eds. Sandra R. Joshel, Margaret Malamud, Donald McGuire, Jr. Imperial Projections: Ancient Rome in Modern Popular Culture. Staff page at New Mexico State University Margaret Malamud on WorldCat* Antiquity and Activism in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Arts - Dorothy Tarrant Lecture at the Institute of Classical Studies 13th May 2019


Dongguan is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong Province, China. An important industrial city in the Pearl River Delta, Dongguan borders the provincial capital of Guangzhou to the north, Huizhou to the northeast, Shenzhen to the south, the Pearl River to the west, it is part of the Pearl River Delta with more than 44.78 million inhabitants at the 2010 census spread over nine municipalities across an area of 17,573 square kilometres. Dongguan's city administration is considered progressive in seeking foreign direct investment. Dongguan ranks behind only Shenzhen and Suzhou in exports among Chinese cities, with $65.54 billion in shipments. It is home to one of the world's largest shopping malls, the New South China Mall, seeing increased activity. Although the city is geographically and thus culturally Cantonese in the Weitou form and as well as culturally Hakka in the prefectures of Fenggang and Qingxi, the majority of the modern-day population speaks Mandarin due to the large influx of economic migrants from other parts of China.

Although the earliest traces of human habitation in the area stretch back 5,000 years, Dongguan's emergence as a true city is a recent phenomenon. In 1839, at the outset of the First Opium War, large quantities of seized opium were destroyed in Humen, a town that now belongs to Dongguan. Several of the major battles of the war were fought in this area. During the Second World War, the city served as the base for guerrilla resistance against the Japanese occupation. Being a district of the Huiyang prefecture before, as its economy overshadowed the prefectural capital of Huizhou itself, Dongguan earned city status in 1985, was upgraded to prefecture city status three years later. During this period the city changed its focus from an agricultural town into a manufacturing hub, with an average annual growth of up to 18%; the city ranked 13th in Forbes China's listing of the most innovative mainland cities, as well as 18th in Foreign Policy's listing of the most dynamic cities in the world. Geographically, the city is hilly to the east and flat in the west, with 115.98 kilometres of shoreline.

The urban centre of Dongguan is 50 kilometres from that of Guangzhou to its north, 90 kilometres from Shenzhen to its south, 47 nautical miles from Hong Kong and 48 nautical miles from Macau by waterway. It is positioned in the middle of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen economic corridor, a hub for both land and sea transport. Of Dongguan's total area, 27% is water, 25% forest land, 13% arable land, while 35% of its land area has been developed. Dongguan has a dry-winter humid subtropical climate, with abundant sunshine and rainfall over the year, it lies just south of the Tropic of Cancer. The average temperature is 22.7 °C throughout the year with average rainfall of 1,787 millimetres. Dongguan had an estimated 6,949,800 inhabitants at the end of 2008, among whom 1,748,700 were local residents and 5,201,100 permanent migrants from other parts of the country. At the 2010 Census the population had expanded to 8,220,237; the number reached 8.26 million by 2016, with a density of 5,100 per km². Dongguan is the hometown for many overseas Chinese, the family origin of over 700,000 people in Hong Kong and Macau and over 200,000 Chinese nationals living abroad.

Dongguan is a prefecture-level city of the Guangdong province. An uncommon administrative feature is that it has no county-level division, but the municipal government does group the 32 township-level divisions into six district areas; the city government directly administers four Subdistricts and 28 towns: Dongguan is served by Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, but by Hong Kong International Airport. There are coach bus services connecting Dongguan with HKIA. Many foreign travellers to Dongguan fly into Hong Kong, which gives visa on arrival to citizens of over 170 countries. After landing, visitors must apply for a visa to enter mainland China. One can travel from Hong Kong to Dongguan by ferry, or train. Passengers travelling overland must disembark from their transport at the Hong Kong/China border to go through customs and immigration, except for those traveling on the Mass Transit Railway intercity services from Hung Hom Station to Dongguan and beyond.

People can choose to drive between Hong Kong and Dongguan. With the permitted business license plate and driver license, people can drive through the customs located at Shenzhen so that to get to Hong Kong, it takes three hours for driving. In 2018, G4 Expressway was opened, Dongguan is one of the cities that G4 Expressway approaches; this benefits people from Dongguan to travel to those cities on G4 Expressway. The Humen Pearl River Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Pearl River. Completed in 1997, it has a main span of 888 metres. Construction work on the Second Humen Pearl River Bridge will start in early 2014. Dongguan serves as one of the regional railway hubs in Guangdong, where the Guangzhou-Kowloon Railway, Guangzhou-Meizhou-Shantou Railway and the Beijing-Kowloon Railway converge. Rail services in and out of the city call at Dongguan railway station where there are direct train services to Guangzhou East railway station in Guangzhou. High-speed rail services are available at Humen railway station.

Among the four metro lines planned for the Dongguan Rail Transit, Line 2 is presently under construction and was sc

Jimmy Ibbotson

James Arvey Ibbotson is an American musician, best known as a longtime member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He has released albums as a solo artist, as a member of the Wild Jimbos, with John McEuen. In 1965, Ibbotson was a member of a folk trio known as The Wharf Rats, on Long Beach Island, New Jersey. During his time at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1966, Ibbotson was a member of the band "The Collegiates", he headed to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. Ibbotson was a member of the Evergreen Blueshoes in 1969, alongside future Byrds musician Skip Battin. After spending a number of years with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, as well as being a solo artist, Ibbotson joined the Wild Jimbos in the early 1990s. In 1998 Ibbotson released Ibbinet Companion#1.5. He was writing a weekly column for his website, telling stories about his adventures on the road, living in Colorado, trying to stop smoking, general philosophies on life, he wanted to release the songs that he wrote around that time as an audio companion to his Internet stories.

He played guitar and mandolin. One year Ibbotson released This Is It with Tracy McLain, he wrote three songs on this album, "Mrs. Hiss's House", "Another Daddy", "I Was a Fool". In May 2009, the Highland Ranch Herald reported Ibbotson was working on new material and performing locally. Album information from liner notes; the "Ballad of the Monon Bell" celebrates the annual football game between DePauw and Wabash College, a rivalry which dates back to 1890 and awards the winner the prized railroad bell. Jimmy Ibbotson, a 1969 graduate of DePauw, recorded The Ballad of the Monon Bell; the song can be downloaded for free from the DePauw website. In 2004 the Aspen Fire Protection District produced this 48-minute documentary on the history of the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department; the AVFD traces its roots back to the silver boom days in Aspen. In 1881 the town devoted $200.00 to provide a fire department. Written by Ben Gagnon, narrated by Jimmy Ibbotson, produced by Darryl Grob, this film provides a glimpse into this extraordinary organization

P√°tzcuaro Airfield

Pátzcuaro Airfield or Purépecha Airfield is a small airport located in the town of Tzurumútaro, 3 km northeast of Pátzcuaro. This is the first airfield in Michoacán designed for Light-sport aircraft; the airfield remained inactive from 1987 until 2011, since before that time It was used by former President Lázaro Cárdenas del Río to visit Pátzcuaro. The modernization of the main runway is being considered, in order to be an alternative for Morelia Airport and Uruapan Airport, in addition to promoting tourism in the area of Lake Pátzcuaro; the radio frequency used for communications is 123,450. MX84 in PilotNav Airfields in Michoacán

Jennifer Rubin (actress)

Jennifer Rubin is an American actress, former model and working as a writer/producer/director. A competitive swimmer during her youth, Rubin was discovered by the Ford Modeling Agency and went on to model for Calvin Klein and became Ford International Model of the Year in 1984, she made her film debut as Taryn White in the 1987 horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and has since starred in a variety of films including Andrew Fleming's Bad Dreams, Marisa Silver's Permanent Record, Oliver Stone's The Doors, Alan Shapiro's The Crush, Louis Venosta's The Coriolis Effect, Christian Duguay's Screamers, the 2001 Dogme 95 inspired film Reunion. Outside of film, Rubin has guest starred on a variety of television series such as The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt. In 2010, Rubin appeared as herself in the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy and has since been working as a writer, producer & director on her original screenplays. Rubin was raised in Phoenix, Arizona.

After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Arizona, where she entered a modeling competition on the university's campus. Rubin relocated to New York City to pursue modeling full-time. After beginning her modeling career, Rubin was named the Ford International Model of the Year in 1984, she was the original model for Calvin Klein Obsession ads, modeled in Vogue. Rubin's first acting role was as Taryn White in the 1987 fantasy horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors; the film earned over $44 million at the American box office. Rubin guest starred on an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone as Amy Hawkline. In 1988, Rubin starred in the horror film Bad Dreams, the drama film Permanent Record, the coming of age film Blueberry Hill; the following year, Rubin portrayed Claire in an episode of the television series Miami Vice. In 1990, Rubin starred in the comedy film Too Much Sun. In 1991, she portrayed socialite Edie Sedgwick in Oliver Stone's biopic The Doors.

The same year, Rubin starred in the crime drama Delusion, the television film Drop Dead Gorgeous. In 1992, Rubin starred in the drama A Woman, Her Men, Her Futon and the television film The Fear Inside; the same year, she guest starred on Tales from the Crypt. In 1993, Rubin portrayed Amy Maddik the thriller The Crush opposite Alicia Silverstone and Cary Elwes, starred in Bitter Harvest and the television film Full Eclipse. In 1994, Rubin was cast in the films Saints and Sinners, Gospel According to Harry, Red Scorpion 2, Stranger by Night; the same year, Rubin starred alongside Dana Ashbrook and Quentin Tarantino in the short film The Coriolis Effect. In 1995, Rubin starred in the horror film Screamers and the drama film Deceptions II: Edge of Deception. Rubin has produced - and starred in - the film, Road Kill, appeared in popular TV series including The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt. Rubin starred as the main character Janice Starlin in The Wasp Woman. In 1997, Rubin starred in the films Twists of Terror and Plump Fiction, guest starred on an episode of The Outer Limits.

In 1999, Rubin portrayed Tina in the film Deal of a Lifetime. In the 2000s, Rubin was cast in roles of Sara in Bel Air, Sharon Williams in Falcon Down, Dorothy Smith in Sanctimony, Carla Nash in Fatal Conflict. In 2001, Rubin portrayed Dr. Valdes in Cruel Game, Jeanie in Reunion, Ione in Amazons and Gladiators; the same year, she starred in the television film Lawless: Beyond Justice. In 2006, Rubin starred in the television film Dreamweaver. In 2009, Rubin starred in the film Transmorphers: Fall of Man; the following year, Rubin appeared. In 2013, Rubin starred in the television film Heebie Jeebies and was cast as Dr. Paula Bellman in the 2014 film Untold. In addition to feature films and television, Jennifer can be found in Chris Isaak's music video for "Somebody's Crying" and Bruce Hornsby's music video for "Harbor Lights". Rubin has authored Oopsy-Daisy and The Bookie-Lady. All three scripts are in pre-production for 2019 & 2020. Rubin is working on a yet-to-be-titled biography