The name Hippomenes may refer to the father of Leimone. In Greek mythology, Hippomenes known as Melanion, was a son of the Arcadian Amphidamas or of Megareus of Onchestus and the husband of Atalanta, he was known to have been one of the disciples of Chiron, to have surpassed other disciples in his eagerness to undertake hard challenges. Inscriptions mention him as one of the Calydonian hunters; the main myth of Hippomenes' courtship of Atalanta, narrated by Pseudo-Apollodorus, Ovid and Hyginus was as follows. Hippomenes fell in love with Atalanta, the virgin huntress who disliked the idea of getting married. After a warning from an oracle about getting married, she declared that whoever wanted to marry her was to beat her in a footrace, that those who should try and lose would be punished by instant death. Another version was that her father wanted her to be married, she agreed to running races against her suitors. Atalanta raced all her suitors and outran all but Hippomenes, who defeated her by cunning, not speed.
Hippomenes knew that he could not win a fair race with Atalanta, so he prayed to Aphrodite for help. Aphrodite gave him three golden apples – which came from her sacred apple-tree in Tamasus, according to Ovid, or from the garden of the Hesperides according to Servius – and told him to drop them one at a time to distract Atalanta. After each of the first two apples, Atalanta was able to recover the lead, but when she stopped for the third, Hippomenes won the race, it took all three apples and all of his speed, but Hippomenes was successful, winning the race and Atalanta's hand. Atalanta and Hippomenes were turned into lions by Cybele as punishment after having sex in one of her temples they entered to take a rest during their journey to Hippomenes' home. Ovid and Servius suggest that Hippomenes forgot to pay the tribute to Aphrodite he had promised for helping him, during the two's stay at Cybele's temple, Aphrodite caused them to have sex after going mad with lust, knowing that this would offend Cybele, this indeed resulted in Cybele transforming them into lions.
Shang-Hua Teng is a Chinese-American computer scientist. He is the Seeley G. Mudd Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Southern California, he was the chairman of the Computer Science Department at the Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California. In 2008 he was awarded the Gödel Prize for his joint work on smoothed analysis of algorithms with Daniel Spielman, they went to win the prize again in 2015 for their contribution on "nearly-linear-time Laplacian solvers". In 2009, he received the Fulkerson Prize given by the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Programming Society. Teng was born in China in 1964, his father, Dr. Teng Zhanhong, was a professor of civil engineering at the Taiyuan University of Technology, his mother, Li Guixin, was an administrator at the same university. Teng graduated with BA in electrical engineering and BS in computer science, both from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1985, he obtained MS in computer science from the University of Southern California in 1988.
Teng holds a Ph. D in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to joining USC in 2009, Teng was a professor at Boston University, he has taught at MIT, the University of Minnesota, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked at Xerox PARC, NASA Ames Research Center, Intel Corporation, IBM Almaden Research Center, Akamai Technologies, Microsoft Research Redmond, Microsoft Research New England and Microsoft Research Asia. Teng is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery as well as an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. In 2003, Teng married Diana Irene Williams a Ph. D. student of history at Harvard University. Shang-Hua Teng's personal homepage at USC Shang-Hua Teng at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
Steve Goodheart is a retired American college baseball coach, who served as head coach of the Southern Arkansas Muleriders baseball team from 1981–2003. During his career he led SAU to a 764–406–5 record, making him the second winningest coach all-time among Arkansas college baseball coaches. Goodheart trails only retired University of Arkansas coach Norm DeBriyn's 1,161 wins. Goodheart came to SAU known as Southern State College, from Great Falls, MT and was a four-year letterwinner for the Muleriders. During his playing career at SAU, Goodheart was a part of two AIC Championship teams and was an All-Conference player in 1975. Goodheart was an AIC All-Star in both 1975 and 1976. Following his playing career, Goodheart got his start as a student assistant coach at SAU for the 1977 season, during which Muleriders won their third AIC Championship in four years. After one year as a student assistant at SAU, Goodheart moved to Camden Fairview High School where he served as the head baseball coach during the 1978 season.
After one year at Camden Fairview, Goodheart moved to the University of Arizona to serve as a graduate assistant under National College Baseball Hall of Famer Jerry Kindall. During Goodheart's two seasons in Tucson, the Wildcats compiled an 88–46–1 record and won the 1980 College World Series title. After the 1980 season, Goodheart was hired by his alma mater to replace Dr. Jack Harrington as the head coach of the Muleriders. Goodheart retired in 2003 as the winningest coach in school history. Goodheart won 19 championships during his career at SAU; as head coach, his Muleriders were AIC champions in 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995. Three of his SAU teams made appearances in the NAIA World Series; the 1987 team finished third in the World Series with a record of 46–7. Goodheart's teams won six district titles and 2 area titles. According to a press release when Goodheart was elected into the Southern Arkansas University Sports Hall of Fame: “More than 50 of Goodheart’s former players have signed to play professional baseball.
He has coached 54 first-team All-AIC players, 26 first-team NAIA District 17 players, five NAIA All-Area players, 12 NAIA Southwest Region selections, 17 NAIA All-Americans, one NAIA Academic All-American, two Cliff Shaw Scholar-Athlete Award winners, 33 All-Gulf South Conference choices, 10 NCAA All-South Central Region selections, two NCAA All-Americans.”Perhaps the most important accomplishment of Goodheart's career was overseeing SAU's transition from NAIA to the NCAA ranks. Not only were Goodheart's teams able to make the jump, the teams proceeded to win at an higher level