National Central University was founded in 1915. The school was located in Miaoli but relocated to Zhongli in 1968 and developed into a comprehensive university, it has become Taiwan's leading school in drama, film studies, cultural studies, gender studies, Hakka studies, space science, remote sensing, optoelectronics and business management as well as the first university in Taiwan to research industrial economics and economic development. NCU is a member of AACSB. In 2001, NCU was selected by the Ministry of Education as one of the eleven research-oriented universities in Taiwan. NCU now has eight colleges in different areas, including College of Liberal Arts, College of Science, College of Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Biomedical Science and Engineering, College of Earth Sciences, College of Management, College of Hakka Studies with areas in sociology and government studies, etc; the undergraduate population is represented by the Associated Students of National Central University.
National Central University was founded in 1962, first as the National Central University Graduate Institute of Geophysics, in Miaoli County. In 1968, NCU moved to its current location in the Shuanglianpo district of Zhongli, Taoyuan County and was renamed the National Central University College of Science. In 1979, it was reestablished under the name National Central University. In 2003, NCU and three other national universities established the University System of Taiwan cooperative partnership. Now NCU is a research-oriented national comprehensive university; the university's Taoyuan City campus is situated in the northern part of the island, about 45 minutes from the capital Taipei. The large, green hilltop campus, is some distance away from the busy downtown Zhongli. NCU campus is only 30 minutes away from the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, which makes it convenient for international travel. NCU Lulin Observatory is located in southern part of Taiwan island. NCU consists of eight colleges: Earth Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Hakka Studies, Health Science and Technology, Liberal Arts and Management.
Each college houses numerous research centers, such as the Center for Space & Remote Sensing Research, Hazard Mitigation & Prevention, Taiwan Economic Development, Biotechnology & Biomedical Engineering, several boutique-style humanities centers. In total, the eight colleges contain 19 undergraduate departments, 48 graduate institutes, 38 research centers. NCU participates in the Taiwan International Graduate Program in Earth System Science of Academia Sinica, Taiwan's most preeminent academic research institution. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman List of universities in Taiwan National Central University
The 1902 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1902 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The Bulldogs compiled a 4–2–1 record, including victories over Auburn and Alabama and a 0–0 tie with Georgia Tech; the losses included Georgia's fourth consecutive loss to Sewanee. This was the team's final season under the guidance of head coach William A. Reynolds. Frank M. Ridley was Georgia's first two-time captain, he was moved to end from the backfield. One account of Ridley reads "Ridley's first year on the team he played this position so well that Coach Heisman named his as the All-Southern end, he is quick and active and never hesitates to tackle a man being blocked." To open the season, Georgia beat Furman 11–0. The game's highlight was an end run for touchdown from Harman. Georgia came in as 6–1 favorites to in-state rival Georgia Tech, were held to a 0–0 tie. "It's the worst game we have played." Said captain Ridley.
The starting lineup was Bower, Beaver, Nix, Baxter, Dickinson, Turner. Alabama was shutout 5–0 at Birmingham. Marvin D. Dickinson scored the only touchdown of the game for Georgia in the second half. Alabama was trying to tie up the game late, but time expired as the Tide reached the Georgia twelve-yard line; the starting lineup was Bower, McIntosh, Ketron, Smith, Harman, Ridley, Turner. Davidson was defeated 20–0. On November 8, Georgia lost to SIAA champion Clemson by a score of 36–0. Despite the score, one writer called it "the hardest fought football game seen here." Frank McIntyre and Smith all had to be carried off the field. The starting lineup was Baxter, McIntosh, Ketron, Smith, Harman, Dickinson, Turner. Sewanee defeated Georgia 11–0. Georgia upset Auburn 12–5; the same night, great former Georgia star, died. Having learned of Georgia's victory. Ridley was selected an All-Southern along with teammates Harold Ketron and Sandy Beaver, Fuzzy. A History of Southern Football 1890–1928
The 2019–20 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball team represent the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Ragin' Cajuns, led by tenth-year head coach Bob Marlin play their home games at the Cajundome as members of the Sun Belt Conference; the Ragin' Cajuns finished the 2018–19 season 19–13, 10–8 in Sun Belt play to finish fifth in the conference. The Cajuns proceeded to the Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament with a first-round bye, they lost to the South Alabama Jaguars in heartbreaking fashion by the score of 69-70 in the second round. They were not invited to any other post-season tournament
William J. Rechin, better known as Bill Rechin, was an American cartoonist who created the comic strips Out of Bounds and Crock. Born in Buffalo, New York, Rechin studied art at the Buffalo's Albright Academy of Art, where he met his wife, Trish, he drew his first strip, Pluribus, in 1971. In 1975, Don Wilder and Brant Parker launched Crock, a strip depicting the French Foreign Legion. Wilder and Rechin began their Out of Bounds strip in 1986. Rechin lived in Virginia with his wife; the couple had eight grandchildren. He died of esophageal cancer on May 21, 2011, he received the National Cartoonists Society's Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award for 1992 for his work on Out of Bounds. He was president of the NCS for part of 1988, his son, cartoon illustrator Kevin Rechin, received the National Cartoonist Society Magazine and Book Illustration for 1999, was nominated for the same award for 1997. Kevin Rechin took over Crock with his brother-in-law, Bob Morgan, scripting. National Cartoonists Society biography Toonopedia: Crock
Prem Shanker Goel is an Indian space scientist, former secretary at the Department of Ocean Development, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India and a former director of Indian Space Research Organization. He was honored by the Government of India, in 2001, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri. Born on 20 April 1947 in Rajasthan, Prem Shanker Goel graduated in Engineering from the University of Jodhpur, secured a post graduate degree in Applied Electronics and Servomechanism from the Indian Institute of Science and continued at Bengaluru to complete his PhD from the Bangalore University, he started his career by joining the Indian Space Research Organization at their centre in Thiruvananthapuram in the project for Satellite Attitude Control System for spinning RS-1 satellite but shifted to the Bengaluru centre to join the Aryabhata team. Over the years, Goel has served as the chairman of the Spacecraft System Advisory Board for IRS-1, the project engineer of the Attitude and Orbitalal Control Subsystem of the Ariane Passenger Payload Experiment, associate project director of INSAT-2, head of the control system, group director of Attitude and Orbitalal Control Subsystem, deputy director of Mission and Control Area, associate director and the director of ISRO satellite system.
On his retirement from ISRO in 2005, he was appointed as the Secretary of the Department of Ocean Development, a post he held till 2008. During his tenure there, the department was developed into a full-fledged ministry, Ministry of Earth Sciences, by combining the departments of ocean, atmosphere and atmosphere; the next move was as the Chairman of Recruitment and Assessment Centre of the Defence Research and Development Organisation. He is the incumbent Honorary Distinguished Professor at ISRO and holds the Professor M. G. K. Menon DRDO Chair. Goel is credited with the development of the spin axis orientation system for Bhaskara I and Bhaskara II satellites and the magnetic control for spinning satellites, his contributions are reported in the Ariane Passenger Payload Experiment project in the development of momentum based III-axis control system, in the IRS-V project in the development of zero momentum biased III-axis control system and in the INSAT-II project in the development of configuration momentum biased attitude control system.
He has been involved in the development of TES, SRE missions and other communication and scientific missions. The first chairman of the Earth Commission, a global forum of scientists, and a member of several professional organizations such as the International Academy of Astronautics and the Indian National Academy of Engineering, Goel has over 100 scientific papers to his credit, published in peer reviewed national and international journals. He has attended many conferences and seminars to deliver keynote addresses. Prem Shanker Goel is an elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, the Aeronautical Society of India and the Indian Academy of Sciences He is an honorary Fellow of the Electrochemical Society of India, the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. Goel received the Special Achievement Award in 1975 for the Aryabhata project and Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award in 1983.
In 1992, he was awarded the ASI Lifetime Achievement Award by the Aeronautical Society of India. The same year, he received the VASVIK Industrial Research Award followed by Om Prakash Bhasin Award in 1995; the Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of Padma Shri in 2001. He is a recipient of ISRO Distinguished Scientist Award
RAF Catfirth was a First World War Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force, seaplane base located on the island of Mainland in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. The base was built by the Air Construction Service for the RNAS in November 1917, was transferred to the RAF when it was formed on 1 April 1918, its purpose was to house and maintain Felixstowe F3 flying boats, which patrolled seas round Shetland, looking for U-boats. RAF Catfirth was closed on 15 April 1919 and the site was returned to open land, though much of the base can still be seen to this day, 100 years later. RAF Catfirth was the site of the first flight to Shetland; the aeroplane was a Porte Boat, number 9807, the pilot was Lieutenant Arnold B. Massey AFC; the flight started from RAF Killingholme in Lincolnshire, called at Dundee and RAF Houton on Orkney before completing the 700 mile flight around 8 June 1918. Sadly, the aeroplane was wrecked in a severe storm a week after arriving, while secured on the concrete apron at the base.
300 Flight RAF was formed at Catfirth on 18 June 1918 operating the Felixstowe F.3 flying boat, it was disbanded around March 1919. It was intended that 301 to 305 Flights would be formed at Catfirth with the Felixstowe F.3 but the plan was abandoned in September 1918. List of seaplane bases in the United Kingdom Ray Sturivant, RAF Flying Training and Support Units since 1912, Air-Britain, England, 2007, ISBN 0 85130 365 X Ray Sturtivant and Gordon Page Royal Navy Aircraft Serials and Units 1911–1919 Air-Britain, 1992. ISBN 0 85130 191 6 Simon Gunn "RAF Catfirth 1918" published by 2018. ISBN 978-0-9956440-1-4