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Norman Hackerman

Norman Hackerman was an American chemist and academic administrator who served as the 18th President of the University of Texas at Austin and as the 4th President of Rice University. He was an internationally known expert in metal corrosion. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the only son of Jacob Hackerman and Anna Raffel, immigrants from the Baltic regions of the Russian Empire that became Estonia and Latvia, respectively. Hackerman earned his bachelor's degree in 1932 and his doctor's degree in chemistry in 1935 from Johns Hopkins University, he taught at Johns Hopkins, Loyola College in Baltimore and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, before working on the Manhattan Project in World War II. He joined the University of Texas in 1945 as an assistant professor of chemistry, became an associate professor in 1946, a full professor in 1950, a department chair in 1952, dean of research in 1960, vice president and provost in 1961, vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Texas System in 1963.

Hackerman left the University of Texas in 1970 for Rice. He was named professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Texas in 1985 and taught classes until the end of his life, he was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his many honors are the Olin Palladium Award of the Electrochemical Society, the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Chemists, the Charles Lathrop Parsons Award, the Vannevar Bush Award and the National Medal of Science, he was awarded the Acheson Award by the Electrochemical Society in 1984. Hackerman served on advisory committees and boards of several technical societies and government agencies, including the National Science Board, the Texas Governor's Task Force on Higher Education and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Welch Foundation, he served as editor of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society and as president of the Electrochemical Society. Hackerman's wife of 61 years, Gene Coulbourn, died in 2002. In 1982 The Electrochemical Society created the Norman Hackerman Young Author Award to honor the best paper published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society for a topic in the field of electrochemical science and technology by a young author or authors.

In 2000 the Welch Foundation created the Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research to recognize the work of young researchers in Texas. The Rice Board of Trustees established the Norman Hackerman Fellowship in Chemistry in honor of Hackerman's 90th birthday in 2002. In 2008, the original Experimental Science Building at the University of Texas at Austin campus was demolished and rebuilt as the Norman Hackerman Experimental Science Building in his name and honor; the building was completed in late 2010, with the opening and dedication ceremony on March 2, 2011, both Hackerman's 99th Birthday and the 175th Anniversary of Texas Independence. The main building at the J. Erik Jonsson Center of the National Academy of Sciences is Hackerman House, named in his honor. Hackerman House overlooks Quissett Harbor in Woods Hole MA, on Cape Cod. History of the Jews in Houston Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research Electrochemical Society Norman Hackerman Young Author Award

International Steel Sculpture Workshop and Symposium

List of the participants of the International Steel Sculptor Workshop and Symposium in Dunaújváros'. The colony was established in 1974, still active in recent years in Dunaújváros. Art history brief description was published about the colony in 1987. Kunsthalle Budapest was presented the sculptor artists and their artworks between 1983 and 1985. Ildikó Bakos Balauf Delaney, Karen - United States of America Zoltán Bohus György Buczkó Attila Csáji Róbert Csíkszentmihályi Sándor Fodor Ferenc Friedrich Glass, Ingo - Germany Gyula Gulyás Károly Halász Gábor Heritesz John Barlow Hudson - United States of America Karl, Helmut - Austria Klikov, Vladiszlav Kofteff, Vladimir - France Billy Lee - Amerikai Egyesült Államok Tracy Mackenna - Scotland József Magyar Ferenc Martyn Rezső Móder Joe Moran - Ireland József Palotás Ágnes Péter Géza Samu Mihály Schéner József Seregi Seynhaeve, Paul - Belgium Béla Szeift Enikő Szöllősy Todor Todorov - Bulgaria Tamás Trombitás Frits Vanen - Netherlands Gyula Várnai Tibor Vilt Wang, Jin Sheng - United States of America International Steel Sculptor Workshop and Symposium, Dunaújváros, 1974–1993, ISBN 963-04-6826-3 City center of Dunaújváros

Jeanette Epps

Jeanette Jo Epps is an American aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut. Jeanette Epps was born in Syracuse, New York, one of seven children born to Henry and Luberta Epps, Mississippians who moved to Syracuse as part of the Great Migration, she and her twin sister Janet excelled in science. She graduated from Corcoran High School in Syracuse and earned a B. S. degree from Le Moyne College and an M. S. and a Ph. D degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland. After graduating, Epps worked in research at Ford Motor Company as a Technical Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, she worked at the CIA including deployments to Iraq. In June 2009, Epps was selected as an astronaut candidate and qualified in 2011, she subsequently served as an aquanaut aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory during the NEEMO 18 undersea exploration mission for nine days starting July 21, 2014. On January 4, 2017, NASA announced that Epps would be assigned as a flight engineer to the International Space Station in mid-2018 for Expeditions 56 and 57, becoming the first African American space station crew member and the 15th African American to fly in space, but on January 16, 2018, NASA announced that Epps had been replaced by her backup Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, but that Epps would "be considered for assignment to future missions".

African-American astronauts have visited the space station, but Epps would have been the first to live there. The reason for Epps' removal was not stated, NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean said, "These decisions are personnel matters for which NASA doesn't provide information." On January 20, Epps' brother Henry posted a statement on Facebook, since deleted, that "My sister Dr. Jeannette Epps has been fighting against oppressive racism and misogyny in NASA and now they are holding her back and allowing a Caucasian Astronaut to take her place!" Jeanette Epps stated that she could not comment on her brother's post or the reason why she was pulled off the mission, but did state that she has no medical condition or family problem preventing her from flying, that her training had been successful. The Washington Post stated that "Last-minute crew changes are not unusual at NASA." List of astronauts by name List of astronauts by year of selection List of black astronauts List of female astronauts This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Astronaut Bio: Jeanette J. Epps Spacefacts biography of Jeanette J. Epps

Antiochus XII Dionysus

Antiochus XII Dionysus Epiphanes Philopator Callinicus was a Hellenistic Seleucid monarch who reigned as King of Syria between 87 and 82 BC. The youngest son of Antiochus VIII and, most his Egyptian wife Tryphaena, Antiochus XII lived during a period of civil war between his father and his uncle Antiochus IX, which ended with the assassination of Antiochus VIII in 96 BC. Antiochus XII's four brothers laid claim to the throne, eliminated Antiochus IX as a claimant, waged war against his heir Antiochus X. By 87 BC, only two claimants remained, both brothers of Antiochus XII: Demetrius III and Philip I; the realm of Demetrius III was centered in Damascus but extended over most of Syria. Demetrius III was defeated by Philip I and went into exile in Parthia, allowing Antiochus XII to gain control of Damascus while Philip I remained in the Syrian capital Antioch. Antiochus XII consolidated his territory within inner Syria and did not seek to expand into the territories of Philip I, who attempted to annex Damascus but was repulsed.

Antiochus XII focused his attention on Syria's southern reaches into which the Judaeans and Nabataeans sought to expand. Antiochus XII reinforced his southern frontier and warred with his neighbors, conducting two campaigns against Nabataea that included engagements with Judea. After several victories in his first campaign, Antiochus XII was killed towards the end of his second campaign against the Nabateans at the Battle of Cana in 82 BC. Damascus was captured by the forces of the Nabatean King Aretas III, the Syrian throne was claimed by Antiochus X's widow Cleopatra Selene and her son Antiochus XIII. Antiochus, Greek for "resolute in contention", was a dynastic name borne by many Seleucid monarchs; the Seleucid dynasty's founder Seleucus I named the capital of Syria, Antioch, in honor of his father Antiochus. Antiochus XII was the fifth and youngest son of Antiochus VIII and his Ptolemaic Egyptian wife Tryphaena, who married in 124 BC. In 109 BC, Tryphaena was killed by Antiochus VIII's half-brother Antiochus IX, who fought with Antiochus VIII from 113 BC for the throne of Syria.

Antiochus XII's brothers were Seleucus VI, Antiochus XI, Philip I and Demetrius III. Following Antiochus VIII's assassination in 96 BC, his second wife, Tryphaena's sister Cleopatra Selene, married Antiochus IX and his son Antiochus X, who fought with Antiochus XII's four brothers for the throne. By 88 BC, only Demetrius III and Philip I remained, he was defeated by Philip I and his Parthian allies in 87 BC and exiled to Parthia, where he died of an unknown illness. Philip I took control of the capital, while Cleopatra Selene, now a widow, took shelter in Ptolemais with her sons by Antiochus X; the departure of Demetrius III left a power vacuum in Damascus, filled by Antiochus XII. Coins minted during the reign of Demetrius III are dated to the Seleucid year 225, while the earliest coins minted during the reign of Antiochus XII have the date 226 SE, suggesting there was a rapid assumption of power by Antiochus XII. Monarchs of the Hellenistic period did not use regnal numbers, a more modern practice, but instead used epithets to distinguish themselves from named monarchs.

He used his other epithet Dionysus to associate himself with the Greek god of wine in his role as conqueror of the East. Antiochus XII was depicted on coinage with an exaggerated hawked nose in the likeness of his father, as a means of strengthening the legitimacy of his succession. According to historian Alfred Bellinger, Antiochus XII may have received assistance from Ptolemaic Egypt to gain his throne; this view is reflected in Antiochus XII's policies, which were targeted at the south in Nabataea and Judaea, but not towards expansion within the kingdom of Syria. His dominion was limited to inner Syria, centered on Damascus, which served as his capital and primary mint. Antiochus XII ruled over the town of Gadara, governed by an official named Philotas. In 100 BC, Gadara had been conquered by the Hasmonean king of Judea Alexander Jannaeus, who destroyed its walls, but it was recaptured by the Seleucids in 93 BC. Gadara held great strategic importance for Syria as it served as a major military hub for operations in the south.

Controlling it was vital to the war effort against the Judaeans, which led Antiochus to rebuild the city's defenses in 228 SE. Historian Aryeh Kasher suggested that Antiochus XII dug what the first-century historian Josephus called the "trench of Antiochus" to protect Damascus from the Nabataeans. Seleucid coins had depictions of their Greek deities, but the silver coinage of Antiochus XII depicted the supreme Semitic god Hadad on the reverse in recognition of the shrinking borders of the kingdom, which convinced the monarch of the importance of the local cults. By promoting indigenous deities, Seleucid kings hoped to gain the support of their non-Greek subjects. According to Bellinger, the use of Hadad indicated that Antiochus XII placed focus on his "intention of being first and foremost king of Damascus". During his reign, Demetrius III had depicted a Semitic deity, Atarga

If I Talk to Him

"If I Talk to Him" is a song written by Dolores Edgin and Priscilla Mitchell, released as a single by American country artist Connie Smith. It was produced by Bob Ferguson and released on her 1966 studio album Miss Smith Goes to Nashville; the song was released in August 1965 and reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Magazine country music chart, becoming her fourth Top 10 single. The song was recorded under RCA Victor Records. "If I Talk to Him" was the first single Smith recorded, not written by Bill Anderson. The song was instead written by Dolores Edgin and Priscilla Mitchell, the latter was the wife country artist Jerry Reed, it was recorded at RCA Victor Studio B on August 5, 1965 along with the songs "I Don't Have Anyplace to Go" and "If You Won't Tell on Me". The recording session was produced by Bob Ferguson, who had produced Smith's "Once a Day", "Then and Only Then", "I Can't Remember" singles; the session featured The Nashville A-Team of musicians, including Jerry Reed, Walter Haynes, Kenneth Buttrey, Hargus "Pig" Robbins.

The song's narrator describes how she fears her former lover will call her phone number and wish to speak to her. To avoid the conversation, the narrator says to tell a friend of hers; the song's chorus further explains the storyline: Yes if I talk to him I take him back again I'm afraid to answer the phone Cause if I talk to him I take him back again So if he calls please tell him I'm not homeAlso included playing the guitar accompaniment to "If I Talk to Him" is Smith herself, who had played the guitar on her other single sessions. "If I Talk to Him" was Connie Smith's fourth single released during the course of her career and third single released in 1965. It was released August becoming a major hit, reaching #4 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Songs chart in late 1965. Unlike her previous singles, the song did chart among the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 songs list. "If I Talk to Him" one of a series of singles to reach the Billboard country music Top 10 between 1964 and 1968. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Mohammad Ghazi

Mohammad Ghazi is an Iranian footballer who plays as a striker for Shahr Khodro in the Persian Gulf Pro League. Ghazi joined Zob Ahan in 2009 after spending the previous two seasons at Foolad, he signed a two-year contract with Persepolis on 30 May 2012. After spending one season at Persepolis which he was on the bench and not a starter, he terminated his contract with the club, he joined Esteghlal with a one-year contract before the start of 2013–14 season. He extended his contract with Esteghlal for another two years on 14 June 2014; as of 31 December 2017. Assist Goals He was called to the national team for World Cup 2014 qualification by coach Carlos Queiroz. Scores and results list Iran's goal tally first. Zob AhanAFC Champions League: 2010 Iran Pro League: 2009–10 PersepolisHazfi Cup: 2012–13 Naft TehranHazfi Cup: 2016–17