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Bartholomew Voorsanger

Bartholomew Voorsanger is an American architect. Beyond international and national recognition, the built public architecture of Bartholomew Voorsanger, such as the Garden Court at Pierpont Morgan Library, as well as The Asia Society Museum overall and its public space at ground floor, which represents a "fluid space where nature meets high tech", have received a steady acclaim from the general public; the private character of his residential buildings include an consistent obsession with capturing nature and light through calibrated and restrained architectonic gestures, bringing them inside his houses, wherever they may be: Colorado, Virginia, California, or Dubai. This is done in the spirit of the true beginning of American painting, starting with Friedrich Church’s depiction of the landscape of the Americas; the New York architect Voorsanger received a bachelor's degree with Honors from Princeton University, a master's degree in Architecture from Harvard University, accepted in 2005 the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”, Romania.

Prior to opening his own practice, Voorsanger worked for three years with urban planner Vincent Ponte in Montreal, Canada, followed by a decade as an Associate with I. M. Pei & Partners in New York; the firm Voorsanger & Mills, was restructured as Voorsanger Architects PC in 1990, with Voorsanger as the Principal of the firm responsible for design. Voorsanger’s architecture projects have been published both nationally and internationally, in volumes and articles. Earlier projects include studies for New York University, such as Midtown Center, the Graduate and Undergraduate dormitories, the Center for Advanced Digital Studies. Notable projects include the International Competition for The Brooklyn Museum Master Plan, The Pierpont Morgan Library Garden Court, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College, the Air Traffic Control Tower at LaGuardia, the Asia Society and Museum in New York, Terminal B at Newark International Airport, the Master Plan for the University of Virginia Art Museum. Among the notable residential projects the firm has built are: Wildcat Ridge in Snowmass, the Blue Ridge Residence in Charlottesville, villa in Tucson and apartment complex in Dubai and just completed residence in the Napa Valley.

A major public building, the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, was commissioned as a result of a competition. The first three phases have been completed and open to the public. With additional phases under construction. In the new National Military Museum in Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates design competition, Voorsanger's proposal has been selected; the Firm’s projects have been recognized internationally and locally through the numerous awards and exhibitions at prestigious museums and galleries, which include the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Frankfurt Museum of Architecture, the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Ministerio de Obras Publicas Gallery in Madrid/Spain, the AA School of Architecture in London, Harvard University, the Hudson River Museum, the National Academy of Design, the AIA/NYC Center for Architecture, New York University. Voorsanger, a Fellow of the AIA since 1985, has served on national and international design awards juries and has been a speaker at numerous professional symposia.

He has authored many articles published in national and international design and art periodicals, in addition to academic lectures and adjunct faculty appointments at the Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard University, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania. The architect’s interest in public service translated into past involvements such as Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, President of the AIA/New York Chapter, the New York Foundation for Architecture. In addition, he has served as a member the editorial board of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Magazine, Chair of Design Review for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, on the Board of the Society of Architectural Historians. In late 2016, Oro Press published a monograph on Voorsanger's life and work, UNFOLDED: How Architecture Saved My Life, written by Alastair Gordon; the United Arab Emirates National Military Museum, Abu Dhabi Mudon City, Dubai Napa Valley Residence, California The National World War II Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana Olana Museum & Visitor Center, New York University of Virginia Art Museum, Virginia Elie Tahari Fashion Design Office, Milburn, NJ Asia Society & Museum, New York, NY Wildcat Ridge Residence, Colorado Blue Ridge Residence, Virginia Coronado Ridge Residence, Arizona Birch Creek Residence, Lima Montana Waldron Residence, Martha’s Vineyard LaGuardia Air Traffic Control Tower, New York, NY JFK Airport/Impact Studies of AGT Pedestrian Distribution Systems to Selected Terminals The Pierpont Morgan Library Master Plan and Expansion Brooklyn Museum Master Plan Competition AGT Project/Port Authority Manhattan-JFK CBS Theatrical Film Friede Residence Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College Allied Health Complex, New York Park Tower Reality Le Cygne Restaurant AGT Project/Port Authority: Environmental, Impact Statement NYC/AIA Headquarters New York University: Graduate & Undergraduate Dormitories New York University Midtown Center Na

Mike Pellegrino

Mike Pellegrino is an American football coach, the current cornerbacks coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Pellegrino joined the Patriots as an intern in 2015, he would serve as a coaching assistant for four years being promoted to cornerbacks coach in 2019. He was part of the Patriots coaching staff that won Super Bowl LI. In the game, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34–28 in overtime. Pellegrino was a star on the Johns Hopkins lacrosse team where he was selected as captain for two years, he was selected as an All-American twice. In the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Draft, Pellegrino was drafted by the New York Lizards in the second-round where he would play for a year. Thereafter, he joined the Boston Cannons for his second season. In addition to his lacrosse ventures, he is the son of Joseph and Kerri-ann Pellegrino, he has one brother Joe. Johns Hopkins Athletics bio New England Patriots bio

USS Wamsutta (1853)

USS Wamsutta was a steamer constructed for service with the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a gunboat in support of the Union Navy blockade of Confederate waterways. Wamsutta—a screw steamer built in 1853 at Hoboken, New Jersey—was purchased by the Union Navy on 20 September 1861 at New York City from H. Haldrege. Wamsutta was assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron and arrived in Port Royal, South Carolina, harbor on 14 April 1862; the next day, she received orders to report to Comdr. Edmund Lanier, in Alabama, for blockade and reconnaissance duty in St. Simon's Sound, Georgia. On 27 April, while on an expedition to destroy a brig believed to be near Dorchester, Georgia and Potamska engaged a company of dismounted Confederate cavalry on Woodville Island in the Riceboro River; the battle lasted 40 minutes. Wamsutta received superficial damage to her port side. On 8 May, again accompanied by Potomska, Wamsutta proceeded to Darien, Georgia, to capture stored lighthouse machinery.

However, a search of the town on the 9th found nothing, the two gunboats withdrew that evening. Wamsutta remained off Darien, blockading Georgia. On 4 August 1862, Wamsutta departed Doboy Sound to Georgia. There and Brazileira captured the schooner Defiance on 19 September. On 8 November, a broken air pump forced Wamsutta to South Carolina, for repairs, she proceeded to the New York Navy Yard where she was decommissioned on 3 December 1862. Wamsutta was recommissioned there on 2 February 1863 and returned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, arriving off Port Royal on the 13th. Five days she proceeded to Doboy Sound to tow Fernandina into position to blockade the entrance to the sound. On the 28th, Wamsutta was ordered to Sapelo Sound, Georgia, to relieve Potomska and remained until ordered to Wassaw Sound, Georgia, on 29 March to relieve Marblehead. By 1 May, Wamsutta lay off Charleston, South Carolina, but spent the remainder of May and the first two weeks of June repairing and re-provisioning in Port Royal.

Wamsutta arrived back off Sapelo Sound on 15 June 1863. Four days she was relieved by Midnight and ordered to proceed to Doboy Sound to relieve Fernandina. After serving there for most of the summer, Wamsutta headed north on 5 September for repairs in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, she was decommissioned there on 14 September 1863. Wamsutta was reactivated on 24 April 1864 at Philadelphia and was ordered back to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, she arrived in Port Royal harbor on 6 May and was assigned to blockade duty off Georgetown, South Carolina. On 3 June, she chased the British steamer Rose burned the blockade runner. On 9 June, while reconnoitering Confederate island batteries scattered about Winjah Bay, South Carolina, she drew sporadic fire from shore batteries. On 14 July, Wamsutta returned to duty in Charleston and carried out frequent operations against Confederate vessels from her anchorage off Morris Island, South Carolina. On 22 October, she helped chase the blockade runner Flora aground near Fort Moultrie, South Carolina.

On 5 December 1864, she drove off an unidentified blockade runner attempting to slip into port. On 4 February 1865, Wamsutta and Potomska ran another schooner aground, but the crew of the potential prize burned the ship before the Federals could take possession of her. Two days Wamsutta turned back a blockade runner attempting to reach Charleston. Late in April, Wamsutta was reassigned to duty off Georgia, she sailed for the Portsmouth Navy Yard early in June. She was decommissioned at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on 29 June 1865 and was sold at public auction there on 20 July to Otis Seabury. United States Navy List of United States Navy ships This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here

Ostpreußische Mädchengewerbeschule

The Ostpreußische Mädchengewerbeschule or Ostpreussische Mädchengewerbeschule was a girls' vocational school in Königsberg, the capital of East Prussia, Germany. In East Prussia the concept Gewerbeschule stems from Christian Peter Wilhelm Beuth opening the Gewerbeinstitut zur Industrieförderung which he call a "Gewerbeschule", it took youngsters in their final three years of secondary education. It trained the students in geometry, physics, technical- and freehand drawing, statics and engineering. On completion, the youngsters could find work in engineering, the textile and chemical industries or move onto further education. In other parts of Germany the word had a different meaning; the school opened in 1909 on Kasernenstraße between the Roßgärter Markt. Its first director was Dr. Gertrud Brostowski, followed by Marie Gosse in 1912. By 1928 it included 1,208 students. In 1930 the Mädchengewerbeschule moved to a new building on Beethovenstraße and Loewestraße in Vorderhufen; the new school, which cost 2,092,00 or 2,245,000 RM, was designed by Hanns Hopp and Georg Lucas in the Bauhaus style and constructed from 1928 to 1930.

It contained classrooms for chemistry, physics and drawing, a gym, offices, a small boarding school, living quarters for the director and teachers. It was colloquially known as the "Mädchenaquarium" and "Klopsakademie"; the new Mädchengewerbeschule and the Haus der Technik were the greatest works of Hopp during the 1920s. The building survived the destruction of Königsberg during World War II and is now used as an officers' club in Kaliningrad, Russia, its gym was converted into a discothèque. Albinus, Robert. Lexikon der Stadt Königsberg Pr. und Umgebung. Leer: Verlag Gerhard Rautenberg. P. 371. ISBN 3-7921-0320-6. Stadtplan Königsberg 1931 / Kaliningrad heute. Berlin: Blochplan. ISBN 978-3000307621. Köster, Baldur. Königsberg: Architektur aus deutscher Zeit. Husum: Husum Druck- und Verlagsgesellschaft. P. 256. ISBN 3-88042-923-5. Mühlpfordt, Herbert Meinhard. Königsberg von A bis Z. München: Aufstieg-Verlag. P. 168. ISBN 3-7612-0092-7. Wiesemann, Gabriele. Hanns Hopp. Schwerin: Thomas Helms Verlag. P. 312. ISBN 3-931185-61-3

Openlaw

Openlaw is a project at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School aimed at releasing case arguments under a copyleft license, in order to encourage public suggestions for improvement. Berkman lawyers specialise in cyberlaw—hacking, encryption and so on—and the centre has strong ties with the EFF and the open source software community. In 1998 faculty member Lawrence Lessig, now at Stanford Law School, was asked by online publisher Eldritch Press to mount a legal challenge to US copyright law. Eldritch takes books whose copyright has expired and publishes them on the Web, but legislation called the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act extended copyright from 50 to 70 years after the author's death, cutting off its supply of new material. Lessig invited law students at Harvard and elsewhere to help craft legal arguments challenging the new law on an online forum, which evolved into Open Law. Normal law firms write arguments the way. Lawyers discuss a case behind closed doors, although their final product is released in court, the discussions or "source code" that produced it remain secret.

In contrast, Open Law releases them under a copyleft. "We deliberately used free software as a model," said Wendy Seltzer, who took over Open Law when Lessig moved to Stanford. Around 50 legal scholars worked on Eldritch's case, Open Law has taken other cases, too. "The gains are much the same as for software," Seltzer says. "Hundreds of people scrutinise the'code' for bugs, make suggestions how to fix it. And people will take underdeveloped parts of the argument, work on them patch them in." Armed with arguments crafted in this way, OpenLaw took Eldritch's case—deemed unwinnable at the outset—right through the system to the Supreme Court. The case, Eldred v. Ashcroft, lost in 2003. Among the drawbacks to this approach: the arguments are made in public from the start, so OpenLaw can't spring a surprise in court. Nor can it take on cases where confidentiality is important, but where there's a strong public interest element, open sourcing has big advantages. Citizens' rights groups, for example, have taken parts of Open Law's legal arguments and used them elsewhere.

"People use them on letters to Congress, or put them on flyers," Seltzer says. Open Law project Legal Research 2.0: the Power of a Million Attorneys. This article was inspired in part by OpenLaw and has spawned The Wiki Legal Journal, a site set up by members of the Wake Forest Law Review where authors can submit papers for critique in a wiki environment; this modified article was written by New Scientist magazine and released under the copyleft license