Phyllis M. Wise is a biomedical researcher. Most she served as the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Wise received a bachelor's degree in biology from Swarthmore College in 1967, an M. A. and a doctorate in zoology from the University of Michigan. She was a postdoctoral fellow there from 1972–74, she was awarded honorary degrees from the University of Birmingham. In 1976, Wise was appointed assistant professor of physiology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. In 1993, she was appointed professor of physiology and chair of the department at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. In 2002, she became dean of the College of Biological Sciences at University of California-Davis, holding the rank of distinguished professor of neurobiology and behavior in its College of Biological Sciences, professor of physiology and membrane biology in its School of Medicine. Wise's principal area of research has been the effect of hormones on the female brain during development and aging.
Her research uncovered the diverse actions of estrogens on the brain, including its protective effects after stroke injury. She was funded by the NIH for 32 consecutive years during which she received two 10-year MERIT awards, led center and program project grants. In 2014, she admitted to omitting citations of her publications in one of her review articles. Starting in 2005, Wise served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Washington. Held the position of interim president there in 2010–2011. During her service at the University of Washington, she led the establishment of the College of the Environment. In 2011, Wise was appointed chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she led the establishment of a unique engineering-driven college of medicine aimed toward training the next generation of doctors to use technology and big data to develop new materials, new devices, new imaging, new robotics to provide better medical care to more people at lower cost.
She created partnerships between the university and community leaders to encourage economic development, leading to greater vibrancy of the Urbana-Champaign region and the university. In August 2015, Wise resigned the chancellorship at Urbana-Champaign, shortly after, university administrators released emails Wise had hidden from FOIA requests regarding the controversial firings of Steven Salaita, she is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physiological Society. She was a member of the board of directors of Nike, she is a member of the board of directors for the First Busey Corporation, the RAND Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. University press release Academic CV
John Milton Gregory
John Milton Gregory was an American educator and the first president of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign known as Illinois Industrial University. Gregory was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction in Michigan in 1858, after several years spent as editor of the Michigan Journal of Education. After leaving office in 1864 he became the second president of Kalamazoo College from 1864 until 1867. Gregory served as the president of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from the university's founding in 1867 until his resignation in 1880. While Gregory credited Jonathan Baldwin Turner as the central figure in the university's establishment, during his tenure as University of Illinois's first president, helped determine the direction of the university by advocating the presence of a classically based liberal arts curriculum in addition to the industrial and agricultural curriculum desired by the Illinois Industrial League and many state residents and lawmakers of the time.
One of Gregory's most important contributions to the development of the University of Illinois was his commitment to the education of women. In 1870 Gregory cast the deciding vote to admit women to the U of I, making Illinois the first university after the Civil War to admit women. In his 1872 University Report he wrote, "No industry is more important to human happiness and well being than that which makes the home, and this industry involves principles of science as many and as profound as those which control any other human employment" To keep this commitment to the education of women he hired Louisa C. Allen in 1874 to develop a program in domestic science. Although the experiment in domestic science would only last six years, it was the first domestic science degree program in higher education. In 1886 Gregory authored his most well-known work The Seven Laws of Teaching, which asserted that a teacher should: Know and familiarly the lesson you wish to teach. Gain and keep the attention and interest of the pupils upon the lesson.
Refuse to teach without attention. Use words understood by both teacher and pupil in the same sense—language clear and vivid alike to both. Begin with what is well known to the pupil in the lesson or upon the subject, proceed to the unknown by single and natural steps, letting the known explain the unknown. Use the pupil's own mind, exciting his self-activities. Keep his thoughts as much as possible ahead of your expression, making him a discoverer of truth. Require the pupil to reproduce in thought the lesson he is learning—thinking it out in its parts, proofs and applications til he can express it in his own language. Review, review, REVIEW, reproducing the old, deepening its impression with new thought, correcting false views, completing the true. Gregory is buried just to the south of Altgeld Hall near the Main Quadrangle on the UIUC campus. John Milton Gregory Math and Science Academy of the Chicago Public Schools was established in 1923 as John Milton Gregory Elementary School and is located in the historic North Lawndale, Chicago community.
School Funds and School Laws of Michigan: With Notes and Forms to which are Added Elements of School Architecture etc. with Lists of Text Books and School Books Relations of the Normal School to the school Systems of the States: An Address, Delivered at the Re-Dedication of the State Normal School Building, at Ypsilanti, April 18, 1860 The Right and Duty of Christianity to Educate: Inaugural address of John M. Gregory... Delivered at the Jubilee Meeting at Kalamazoo, Tuesday evening, September 20th, 1864 The Hand-book of History and Chronology: Embracing Modern History, Both European and America for the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th Centuries for Students of History and Adapted to Accompany the Map of Time Normal class manual for Bible Teachers Syllabus of Lectures on the History of Civilization. To Senior Classes of the Illinois Industrial University. Winter term, 1877 A New Political Economy The Seven Laws of Teaching L'Illinois: sa position géographique, son etendue, son histoire, ses écoles, ses ressources, son Agriculture, with O. R. Keith Las Siete Leyes de la Enseñanza Presidents of Kalamazoo College John Milton Gregory at Find a Grave
LibriVox is a group of worldwide volunteers who read and record public domain texts creating free public domain audiobooks for download from their website and other digital library hosting sites on the internet. It was founded in 2005 by Hugh McGuire to provide "Acoustical liberation of books in the public domain" and the LibriVox objective is "To make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet". On 6 August 2016, the project completed project number 10,000. and from 2009–2017 was producing about 1,000 items per year. Most releases are in the English language, but many non-English works are available. There are multiple affiliated projects. LibriVox is affiliated with Project Gutenberg from where the project gets some of its texts, the Internet Archive that hosts their offerings. LibriVox was started in August 2005 by Montreal-based writer Hugh McGuire, who set up a blog, posed the question; the first recorded book was The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad.
The main features of the way LibriVox works have changed little since its inception, although the technology that supports it has been improved by the efforts of its volunteers with web-development skills. LibriVox is an invented word inspired by Latin words liber in its genitive form libri and vox, giving the meaning BookVoice; the word was coined because of other connotations: liber means child and free, unrestricted. As the LibriVox forum says: "We like to think LibriVox might be interpreted as'child of the voice', and'free voice'; the other link we like is'library' so you could imagine it to mean Library of Voice."There has been no decision or consensus by LibriVox founders or the community of volunteers for a single pronunciation of LibriVox. It is accepted. LibriVox is a volunteer-run, free content, Public Domain project, it has legal personality. The development of projects is managed through an Internet forum, supported by an admin team, who maintain a searchable catalogue database of completed works.
In early 2010, LibriVox ran a fundraising drive to raise $20,000 to cover hosting costs for the website of about $5,000/year and improve front- and backend usability. The target was reached in 13 days, so the fundraising ended and LibriVox suggested that supporters consider making donations to its affiliates and partners, Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive. Volunteers can choose new projects to start, either recording on their own or inviting others to join them, or they can contribute to projects that have been started by others. Once a volunteer has recorded his or her contribution, it is uploaded to the site, proof-listened by members of the LibriVox community. Finished audiobooks are available from the LibriVox website, MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files are hosted separately by the Internet Archive. Recordings are available through other means, such as iTunes, being free of copyright, they are distributed independently of LibriVox on the Internet and otherwise. LibriVox only records material, in the public domain in the United States, all LibriVox books are released with a public domain dedication.
Because of copyright restrictions, LibriVox produces recordings of only a limited number of contemporary books. These have included, for example, the 9/11 Commission Report, a work of the US Federal Government therefore in the Public Domain; the LibriVox catalogue is varied. It contains much popular classic fiction, but includes less predictable texts, such as Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and a recording of the first 500 digits of pi; the collection features poetry, religious texts and non-fiction of various kinds. In January 2009, the catalogue contained 55 percent fiction and drama, 25 percent non-fiction and 20 percent poetry. By the end of 2018, the most viewed item was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in a 2006 solo recording by John Greenman. Around 90 percent of the catalogue is recorded in English, but recordings exist in 31 languages altogether. Chinese and German are the most popular languages other than English amongst volunteers, but recordings have been made in languages including Urdu and Tagalog.
LibriVox has garnered significant interest, in particular from those interested in the promotion of volunteer-led content and alternative approaches to copyright ownership on the Internet. It has received support from the Internet Project Gutenberg. Intellectual freedom and commons proponent Mike Linksvayer described it in 2008 as "perhaps the most interesting collaborative culture project this side of Wikipedia"; the project has been featured in press around the world and has been recommended by the BBC's Click, MSNBC's The Today Show, Wired, the US PC Magazine and the UK Metro and Sunday Times newspapers. A frequent concern of listeners is the site's policy of allowing any recording to be published as long as it is understandable and faithful to the source text; this means. While some listeners may object to those books with chapters read by multiple readers, others find this to be a non-issue or a feature, though many books are narrated by a single reader. Virtual volunteering Voice acting LibriVox siteLibriVox home page and LibriVox Catalogue of Audio BooksArticlesXeni Tech story from NPR's Day to Day, "Amateur Audio Books Cat
Jack W. Peltason was the president of the University of California, former chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, he died of Parkinson's disease in 2015. Born in St. Louis, Peltason was a member of the Smith College faculty from 1947-1951 and joined the University of Illinois-Urbana faculty, he became dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1960. In 1964, he left Illinois to become vice president of academic affairs at the University of California, Irvine. In 1967, he returned to Illinois to become the first chancellor of the Urbana campus and stayed there until 1977 when he returned to Irvine. Guide to the Jack Peltason Papers. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, California. Http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/president Anteater Chronicles: Jack W. Peltason Bio
Groveland is a town in Essex County, United States. It is thirty-four miles north of Boston. At the 2010 census, it had a population of 6,459; the town is divided into two precincts and South Groveland. Groveland was the East Parish of Bradford, part of the town of Rowley. Before Bradford was separated from Rowley in 1672, it was called "Rowley on the Merrimack", or just "Merrimack". Bradford in turn was annexed by Haverhill in 1897. Groveland incorporated as a separate town on September 9, 1850. Groveland residents celebrate the anniversary of this date as Groveland Day. In December 1638, after seventeen years of service, the Reverend Ezekiel Rogers was discharged from his post as rector of the parish of Rowley in Yorkshire, England, he had refused to read "that accursed book allowing sports on the Lord's Day." Believing the future of Puritanism was at stake, he and the members of twenty families sailed for the New World. Within these families were people of means and learning, including farmers, weavers and smiths.
They landed at Salem, but did not attempt to make a settlement until the following spring. The first printing press brought to America was on board that same ship, the "John of London". Since there were no plantations left along the coastline, Reverend Rogers settled a tract of land between Ipswich and Newbury, where a land boom had developed; these two towns had established grants on this tract, so the newcomers were required to purchase them for £800. Reverend Rogers's settlement was established in modern-day Rowley. Named Roger's Plantation and Rowley after the English town, the initial settlement comprised sixty families. In September 1639, the town incorporated, included the territory now occupied by Rowley, Groveland and Bradford; the Congregational church in Groveland has a bell crafted by Paul Revere. Of the 900 bells made by Revere's company, this is one of two remaining bells in active service. In town hall, the oldest hand-pump fire-engine in the country is on display. Built in 1798 and named Torrent of Roxbury, the hand pumper was moved to Bradford in 1828 and renamed Engine 2.
In 1850, the same year East Bradford became Groveland, the pumper was renamed Veto. Groveland's downtown is framed by the gazebo in Elm Park. Elm Park is a recent addition to Groveland. In the early part of the last century, elm trees were dominant in the landscape. About 1950, many of the trees died of Dutch elm disease, it is only that resistant varieties of elms have been developed. With this development, the townspeople built a new park, planted with the new resistant variety. Since Groveland is a bedroom community, there is considerable traffic during the commute drive time. However, once the rush is over, the town reverts to a sleepy village, with children and some grownups riding their bicycles about and walking. Named Constitution Park when first created in 1832, it was only in 1857 that the elm trees arrived and with it the park's new name. Elm Park was the first planned housing development in the area. House lots were laid out around the common and the owners of which given rights to the well at the south end of the common.
By the 1950s, Dutch elm disease had ravaged most of the trees. In the early 1960s, the last tree was taken down and the park's fountain dismantled. Thirty years thanks to the perseverance of Groveland residents and town officials, the town received the first of several state grants to restore Elm Park. With assistance from the Department of Environmental Management, the Historic Commission and others, Groveland has succeeded in restoring Elm Park to its historic charm. Today visitors can walk along new sidewalks lit at night by new versions of the park's original lampposts. A new fountain resembling the original, a gazebo much like the old Methodist meeting house that sat at the south end of the park, a new clock adorn the grounds. A large stone sign and monuments to local veterans depict some of town's history; the new elm trees are planted in the same pattern as the originals. The first town post office was established in 1810 in Bradford, was located in Squire Greenough's store on Main Street.
Mr. Greenough was the postmaster until 1825, when he was succeeded by Capt. Benjamin Parker, who relocated the post office, at first, to his own store, to the blacksmith shop near the Haverhill Bridge; that same year, the building itself was moved to the other side of the street, where it remained for many years. After the town of Groveland was established in 1850, a new post office was built half a mile from the present location on Main Street. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.4 square miles, of which 8.9 square miles is land and 0.5 square miles, or 4.99%, is water. The town lies along the south banks of the Merrimack River, several other brooks, as well as the Parker River, pass through the town. There are two ponds, Crane Pond in the eastern end of town, Johnson's Pond, on the Boxford town line. Along with a town forest, much of the eastern corner of town is taken up by the Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area. Groveland is located in the northwestern part of Essex County, is bordered by Haverhill to the west and northwest, West Newbury to the northeast, a small portion of Newbury to the east, Georgetown to the southeast, Boxford to the southwest.
Groveland's town center is located 9 miles northeast of Lawrence. There are no interstates passing through Groveland, the town lying between Interstate 95 and Interstate 495. Route 97 and Route 113 both enter the town over the Bates Br
James McNaughton Hester
James McNaughton Hester was an internationally recognized educator. Hester was born in Pennsylvania, he spent his boyhood at various stations to which his father, a United States Navy Chaplain, was assigned, including Hawaii and Samoa. In 1942, he was graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in California, he attended Princeton University, where he won honors in the humanities, election to Phi Beta Kappa, was awarded an A. B. degree in 1945. After joining the United States Marine Corps' officer candidate programme, he was trained to be a Japanese language officer, he subsequently served in Japan in a civilian capacity as the civil information and education officer on the Fukuoka Military Government Team. In 1947, Hester entered Pembroke College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar, earning a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Economics. Upon his return to the United States in 1950, he became assistant to the American Secretary to the Rhodes Trustees. Recalled to active duty with the Marines in 1951, Hester served seventeen months as a battalion adjutant and instructor at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
After leaving the services, he spent several months at the National Archives in Washington, D. C. doing research for his doctoral thesis. He received the D. Phil. Degree from Oxford University in 1955. After three years of business experience in management consultation and consumer research, Hester returned to academic life. In 1957, he became provost of the Brooklyn Center of Long Island University in New York City and subsequently Vice President of Long Island University. In 1960, he became Dean of both undergraduate and graduate schools of arts and science at New York University, he became 11th President of New York University in 1962, at the age of 37. The University awarded him an honorary degree in 1977. Hester was appointed first Rector of the United Nations University in November 1974 by United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim after a worldwide search, he commenced full-time duty as Rector at the University's headquarters in Tokyo in September 1975. Hester served as chairman of the President's Task Force on Priorities in Higher Education in the United States.
He was president and a member of the executive committee of the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York, was president and member of the board of trustees of its Commission on Independent Colleges. Hester served on the board of the American Council on Education, on the New York State Regents Advisory Council on Higher Education and Regional Co-ordinating Council for Post Secondary Education in New York City, he was the United States member on the Administrative Board of the International Association of Universities and a member of the executive committee of the Association of American Universities. Upon leaving the rectorship, Hester served a term as President of The New York Botanical Garden, until his death remained President of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation in New York, an operating foundation charged by its founder to support research on the causes and control of violence and dominance; this programme is carried out through grants in a wide variety of fields and by conferences and publications.
After retiring from full-time involvement in the academic world, Hester continued a second career as regarded artist, whose oil paintings and portraits were commissioned by a wide array of individuals and institutions. Hester was married in 1953 to the former Janet Rodes, they had three children, Janet and Martha. He died 31 December 2014 in New Jersey. Hester held honorary degrees from many leading universities and colleges, was a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour. In 1981, H. M. Emperor Showa of Japan conferred upon Hester the Order of First Class. Krebs and Robert McG. Thomas. "Notes on People: Hester Honored," New York Times,January 15, 1981
Andrew D. Hamilton
Andrew David Hamilton is a British chemist and academic, the 16th and current President of New York University. From 2009 to 2015, he served as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. Before leading Oxford, he was Provost of Yale University from 2004 to 2008. Andrew Hamilton was a pupil at Guildford, he studied chemistry at the University of Exeter, graduating with a first class Bachelor of Science degree. After studying for a master's degree at the University of British Columbia, he received his PhD degree from St John's College, Cambridge in 1980 with a thesis titled "Models for oxygen-binding hemoproteins" under the supervision of Alan R. Battersby and spent a post-doctoral period at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, he received honorary doctorates from the University of Surrey, Tsinghua University, the University of Exeter, among others. In 1981, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University in 1988 as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.
In 1997 he moved to Yale as Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Hamilton's research has spanned porphyrin, medicinal, bioorganic chemistry and chemical biology, his laboratory is most noted for the design of barbiturate hosts, farnesyl tranferase inhibitors, protein surface binders, helix mimetics. In 2004 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, he served as Provost of Yale University from October 2004 to October 2008 after his predecessor, Susan Hockfield, was appointed the 16th President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He had served as Deputy Provost for Science and Technology for one year under Hockfield, as chairman of the department of chemistry at Yale. On 3 June 2008, Oxford University announced Hamilton's nomination for the post of Vice-Chancellor. On 16 June, it was confirmed that he would succeed John Hood and assume the post for a period of seven years on 1 October 2009, he is an Honorary Fellow of Harris Manchester Kellogg College at Oxford.
On 18 March 2015, New York University announced Hamilton's appointment to begin as the 16th President of the university. His duties began in January 2016. Hamilton lives in Greenwich Village with his wife Jennifer, he has three children. "Profile for Andrew D. Hamilton". Department of Chemistry – Yale University. "Provost of Yale nominated as next Vice-Chancellor". University of Oxford Press Office. 3 June 2008. Archived from the original on 4 June 2008. Retrieved 3 June 2008. "Professor Andrew Hamilton confirmed as next Vice-Chancellor". University of Oxford Press Office. 16 June 2008. Archived from the original on 18 June 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2008. Office of the Provost Vice-Chancellor's Office Hamilton Research Group