Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein was an American teacher of art and art history and an early innovator in the teaching of women-in-art history courses. She was born to Lillian Kaufman and Aaron Streifer in Harlem, New York, moved to Brooklyn shortly thereafter, her art education began with exploring the various art museums in her hometown of Brooklyn, followed by training with Works Progress Administration artists during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs during the Great Depression, she received a BA degree in art from Hunter College in 1941, Master of Fine Arts degree in Print-making and Design from the Otis-Parsons Art Institute and the Master of Arts degree in Art and Education from the Teachers College of Columbia University. In 1973, with the support of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, she organized an all-media show of contemporary women artists, Women, USA, she is the author of three books. Boston, Mass. ISBN 978-0-8161-8535-1Chosen at the "Best Humanities Book of 1982 in the Scholarly and Professional Category" by the Association of American Publishers.
American Women Sculptors: A History of Women Working in Three Dimensions, 1990 by the same as above. TSBN:9780816187324 Angie Bray:Glimpses by C. S. Rubenstein, Sue Spaid and Suvan Geer, 2000 by Fresno Art Museum. ISBN 9780932325440, From an early age Rubenstein was interested and involved in political causes and action; as a teenager she was involved in the attempt to improve the lot of Jews fleeing Nazi persecution and as an adult was involved in protests against both McCarthyism and the Vietnam War. She made her home in California with her husband and three children. Rubinstein died in November 2013 at the age of 91
Akira Nishio is a Japanese professional shogi player ranked 7-dan. He is serving as an executive director of the Japan Shogi Association. Nishio introduces shogi theory in the English language through his blog Shogi Openings and his occasional posts on Facebook. Nishio was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture on September 30, 1979, he finished runner up in the Elementary School Student Meijin Tournament in 1988 as a third-grade elementary school student, made the semi-finals of the same tournament two years later. In September 1990, Nishio entered the Japan Shogi Association's apprentice school at the rank of 6-kyū under the guidance of shogi professional Teruichi Aono, he was promoted to the rank of 1-dan in 1995, obtained full professional status and the rank of 4-dan in April 2003 after finishing runner up in the 32nd 3-dan League with a record of 11 wins and 7 losses. Nishio was elected to the Japan Shogi Association's board of directors for a two-year term as an executive director in June 2019.
Nishio's promotion history is as follows: 1990, September: 6-kyū 1995: 1-dan 2003, April 1: 4-dan 2007, September 18: 5-dan 2011, April 21: 6-dan 2019, February 13: 7-dan 西尾, 明. 2011. よくわかる角換わり. 毎日コミュニケーションズ. ISBN 4-8399-3985-3 西尾, 明. 2015. 矢倉☖5三銀右戦法: 仕掛けて勝つ後手矢倉の革命. マイナビ出版. ISBN 978-4839957360 西尾, 明. 2017. 矢倉の基本: 駒組みと考え方. マイナビ出版. ISBN 978-4839961718 西尾, 明. 2008. 新鋭居飛車実戦集. 毎日コミュニケーションズ. ISBN 4-8399-2860-6 English language blog: Shogi Openings ShogiHub: Professional Player Info · Nishio, Akira Akira Nishio on Twitter