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Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University is a private research university affiliated with the Churches of Christ and has its main campus near Malibu, California. Founded by entrepreneur George Pepperdine in South Los Angeles in 1937, the school expanded to Malibu in 1972. Courses are now taught at a main Malibu campus, six graduate campuses in southern California, a center in Washington, DC, at international campuses in Argentina, England, Germany and Switzerland; the university is composed of one undergraduate school and four graduate schools: the School of Law, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the Graziadio Business School, the School of Public Policy. In February 1937, against the backdrop of the Great Depression, George Pepperdine founded a liberal arts college in the city of Los Angeles to be affiliated with the Churches of Christ and to be called—to the founder's embarrassment—George Pepperdine College. On September 21, 1937, 167 new students from 22 different states and two other countries entered classes on a newly built campus on 34 acres at West 79th Street and South Vermont Avenue in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South Los Angeles referred to as the Vermont Avenue campus.

The campus was designed in the Streamline Moderne style by an art deco architect. By April 5, 1938, George Pepperdine College was accredited by the Northwest Association in large part due to the leadership of president Batsell Baxter and dean Hugh M. Tiner; the student newspaper, called the GraPhiC, published its first issue in October 1937. Pepperdine built his fortune through the Western Auto Supply Company, which he founded in 1909 with a $5 investment, but his prosperity led to his greater ambition to discover "how humanity can be helped most with the means entrusted to care. Considered it wrong to build up a great fortune and use it selfishly." Pepperdine voiced his twofold objective for the college that bore his name, "First, we want to provide first-class accredited academic training in the liberal arts... Secondly, we are dedicated to a greater goal—that of building in the student a Christ-like life, a love for the church, a passion for the souls of mankind."The college expanded in the years following its founding, reaching an enrollment of 1,839 for the 1948–1949 year.

The college's first graduate program, a master of arts in religion, admitted its first students in 1944, the school's first international program, a year-long program in Heidelberg, was launched in 1963. By 1957, when Norvel Young was named president, the young college faced serious problems, not least of, the high cost of expansion in South Los Angeles; the area around the Vermont Avenue campus was developing issues including rising crime and urban decay, racial tensions had arisen that led to the 1965 Watts Riots. In December 1970, student activists threatened to burn down the campus setting small fires in three buildings, they occupied the Academic Life building, leading to a standoff with the Los Angeles Police Department, defused by negotiations with vice president William S. Banowsky. Before the worst of the tensions began, President Young had begun to look for suburban sites to expand the university's footprint. In 1966, a committee was formed to look at potential locations, including sites in Westlake Village and Calabasas.

Pepperdine favored the Westlake Village location until the Adamson-Rindge family, who owned hundreds of acres near Malibu, offered to donate 138 acres and to sell 58.7 adjacent acres. Despite concerns over building costs on the mountainous site, the school decided to move forward based on its prime location and potential for raising donations, accepting the land in Malibu in 1968. Construction began on April 13, 1971 and the new campus opened for student enrollment in September 1972; the campus and many of its buildings were planned by Los Angeles–based architect and urban planner William Pereira, who had designed the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and much of the University of Southern California. The construction of the Malibu campus was made possible by gifts from Blanche Seaver, the wife and heir of Frank R. Seaver's oil-drill manufacturing fortune, who donated to Pepperdine more than $160 million over her lifetime; the undergraduate college was named after Seaver in 1975. The university retained and continued to expand its original Vermont Avenue campus, building a new academic building there in 1970, redesigning the curriculum to serve its more urban setting.

Much of the undergraduate liberal arts program, moved to the new Malibu campus. In the decade to come, the Vermont Avenue campus transitioned away from its residential model, in 1981 the Vermont Avenue campus was sold to Crenshaw Christian Center, whose minister, Frederick K. C. Price oversaw construction of the "faith dome," the largest-domed church in the United States. Just as the university was looking for room to expand, it established several graduate schools. In 1969, Pepperdine bought the Orange University College of Law in Santa Ana, which became the School of Law and moved to the Malibu campus in 1978. What had been a business division offering graduate and undergraduate degrees became a graduate business school in 1968, which in 1971 was named the School of Business and Management and is now the Graziadio Business School. In 1971, the School of Education was formed, which in 1981 became the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Pepperdine administrators used these expansions as justification to change the institution's name to Pepperdine University in 1971.

Pepperdine continued to expand, adding permanent international programs in London and in Florence beginning in 1984 a

Sebastian County, Arkansas

Sebastian County is a county located in the U. S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 125,744, making it the fourth-most populous county in Arkansas; the county has two county seats and Fort Smith. Sebastian County is part of AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sebastian County is Arkansas's 56th county, formed on January 6, 1851, named for William K. Sebastian, United States Senator from Arkansas. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 546 square miles, of which 532 square miles is land and 14 square miles is water, it is the second-smallest county by area in Arkansas. Crawford County Franklin County Logan County Scott County Le Flore County, Oklahoma Sequoyah County, Oklahoma Fort Smith National Historic Site Ouachita National Forest As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 115,071 people, 45,300 households, 30,713 families residing in the county; the population density was 215 people per square mile. There were 49,311 housing units at an average density of 92 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the county was 82.34% White, 6.16% Black or African American, 1.57% Native American, 3.51% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.71% from other races, 2.67% from two or more races. 6.70 % of the population were Latino of any race. 19.6% were of American, 12.6% German, 11.0% Irish and 9.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 5.49 % reported speaking Spanish at home, while 1.47 % speak 0.97 % Lao. In 2000 there were 45,300 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.40% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.20% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 29.50% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $33,889, the median income for a family was $41,303. Males had a median income of $30,056 versus $22,191 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,424. About 10.40% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over. As of 2010 census the population of Sebastian County was 125,744; the racial makeup of the county was 72.83% Non-Hispanic white, 6.24% Non-Hispanic black, 1.88% Native American, 4.06% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.07% Non-Hispanics of some other race, 2.78% Non-Hispanics reporting two or more races and 12.82% Hispanics. Politics Whereas most of Arkansas was overwhelmingly blue up to the mid-2000s, Sebastian has been a solidly Republican county since Dwight Eisenhower won it in 1952. Since that election, no Democrat has again carried this county, though native son Bill Clinton came less than 300 votes of doing so in 1992.

Public education is provided by several school districts: Fort Smith School District Greenwood School District Lavaca School District Hackett School District Hartford School District Central City Midland Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships. Townships are of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research; each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Sebastian County are listed below. John Sebastian Little, member of the United States House of Representatives and the 21st Governor of the U. S. state of Arkansas Mathew Pitsch, Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for Sebastian County List of lakes in Sebastian County, Arkansas National Register of Historic Places listings in Sebastian County, Arkansas Sebastian County, Arkansas entry on the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture Sebastian County official website

Lansdowne, Edmonton

Lansdowne is a neighbourhood in south west Edmonton, Canada overlooking the Whitemud Creek Ravine. The Snow Valley Ski Hill is located near the neighbourhood; the neighbourhood is situated directly across from Michener Park, a residential complex for students staying at the University of Alberta. Houses on the north side of Lansdowne back onto the University of Alberta farm along a straight line boundary located just north of 52 Avenue. Houses on the west side overlook the Whitemud Creek Ravine; the southern boundary is Whitemud Drive, the east boundary is 122 Street. The size of the average household in Lansdowne is 2.3 persons, with two out of three households having one or two persons. Just under one in four households has five people. Nine out of every ten residences, according to the 2001 federal census, were built during the 1960s and 1970s; the most common type of residence in the neighbourhood is the single-family dwelling. The remainder are apartments in high-rise buildings. All single-family dwellings are owner-occupied, while all apartments are rented.

Homes closer to Whitemud Creek Ravine are more expensive while homes nearer Whitemud Drive are more affordable. The community is represented by the Lansdowne Community League, established in 1967, which maintains a community hall, outdoor rink and tennis courts located at 124 Street and 49 Avenue. In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Lansdowne had a population of 1,214 living in 552 dwellings, a -5.1% change from its 2009 population of 1,279. With a land area of 0.58 km2, it had a population density of 2,093.1 people/km2 in 2012. The population of Lansdowne is ethnically diverse, with three out of every four respondents indicating multiple ethnic origins. Of those indicating a single ethnic origin, the most common was Canadian, Chinese, Ukrainian, East Indian and Scottish. Household incomes in Lansdowne are above the average for the city—$86,862 in 2001 for Lansdowne compared with $57,360 for the city—with one in three households earning over $100,000 per year. Lansdowne has its own elementary school, Lansdowne Elementary, operated by the Edmonton Public School System.

Beyond the University of Alberta farm to the north is the neighbourhood of Grandview Heights. On the other side of Whitemud Creek Ravine are the neighbourhoods of Bulyea Heights. Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues Lansdowne Neighbourhood Profile Michener Park

List of people with given name Diego

This is a list of people with given name Diego. Diego, a variety of association football players with the given name Diego Diego de Oviedo, 10th-century Asturian prelate Diego de León, 12th-century Leonese prelate Diego de Ourense, 12th-century Galician prelate Diego de Asturias, 16th-century Spanish Royal heir who died at age 7 Diego Abatantuono, Italian actor and screenwriter Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador Diego Aventín, Argentine race car driver Diego Buñuel, French journalist Diego Camacho, Bolivian tennis player Diego Colón, 4th viceroy of New Spain Diego Corrales, American boxer Diego D'Ambrosio, Italian-American businessman Diego Deza, Spanish theologian and inquisitor Diego Domínguez Diego Durán, Spanish Dominican friar Diego Fabbrini, Italian footballer Diego Fuser, Italian footballer Diego Gelmírez, first archbishop of Compostela Diego González, Mexican singer and actor – known as Diego Diego Hartfield, Argentine tennis player Diego Hypólito, Brazilian gymnast Diego de Landa, 16th-century bishop of Yucatán Diego Klattenhoff, Canadian actor Diego Luna, Mexican actor Diego Maradona, Argentinian football player Diego Masson, French music conductor and composer Diego Morales Diego Nargiso, Italian tennis player Diego Pérez, Uruguayan tennis player Diego Portales, Chilean politician Diego Rivera, Mexican painter Diego Sanchez, American mixed martial artist Diego Schwartzman, Argentine tennis player Diego Seguí, Cuban baseball pitcher Diego Silang, Philippine revolutionary leader Diego Siloe, Spanish Renaissance architect and sculptor Diego Torres, Argentine singer and composer Diego Vargas, Venezuelan singer and composer Diego de Vargas, governor of New Spain Diego Villanueva, Brazilian singer-songwriter Diego Velázquez, 17th-century Spanish painter Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Spanish conquistador Don Diego de la Vega, the real identity of Zorro Diego, a saber-toothed tiger voice by Denis Leary of the film series Ice Age Diego Alcazar, a character in the TV series General Hospital Diego Márquez, cousin of Dora the Explorer with his own spinoff TV show Go, Diego, Go!

Diego Armando, the defence attorney from Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations, seen under the name Godot Diego Brando, a character from the seventh part of the manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure,Steel Ball Run

Antonello Bonci

Antonello Bonci is a neurologist and a neuropsychopharmacologist. In 1985, he went to Medical School at the Catholic University of Rome, where he graduated in 1991. In that same year, he started a Residency in Neurology at the University of Rome Tor Vergata that he finished in 1995; when he left the University of California, San Francisco in 2010, Dr. Bonci was Professor in Residence in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco and the Howard J. Weinberg Endowed Chair in Addiction Research, he is known for his studies on the long-term effects of drug exposure on the brain. Dr. Bonci’s laboratory was the first to demonstrate that drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, modify the strength of the connections between neurons; this finding cast a new light on the phenomenon of drug addiction, as a process where maladaptive learning plays a role. In 2010, he was appointed as the Scientific Director of National Institute on Drug Abuse's. Bonci resigned from this position in August 2019 following an internal sexual misconduct investigation.

He is now the President of the Global Institutes on Addictions. October, 2004 - Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Award December, 2009 - Daniel H. Efron Award at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology February 6, 2014 - Officer of the Order of the Star of Italy. November, 2015 - PrimiDieci USA July, 2016 - Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and European Journal of Neuroscience Award. October, 2016 - Member of the National Academy of Medicine https://web.archive.org/web/20140201165603/http://irp.drugabuse.gov/Bonci.php

Warsaw Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in German-occupied Europe during World War II. It was established by the German authorities in November 1940. At its height as many as 460,000 Jews were imprisoned there, in an area of 3.4 km2, with an average of 9.2 persons per room subsisting on meager food rations. From the Warsaw Ghetto, Jews were deported to mass-killing centers. In the summer of 1942 at least 254,000 Ghetto residents were sent to the Treblinka extermination camp during Großaktion Warschau under the guise of "resettlement in the East" over the course of the summer; the ghetto was demolished by the Germans in May 1943 after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprisings which had temporarily halted the deportations. The total death toll among the Jewish inhabitants of the Ghetto is estimated to be at least 300,000 killed by bullet or gas, combined with 92,000 victims of rampant hunger and hunger-related diseases, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the casualties of the final destruction of the Ghetto.

Before World War II, the majority of Polish Jews lived in the merchant districts of Muranów, Powązki, Stara Praga, while most ethnic Germans lived in Śródmieście. Over 90% of Catholics lived further away from the commercial center; the Jewish community was the most prominent there, constituting over 88% of the inhabitants of Muranów. Many Jews left the city during the depression. Antisemitic legislation, boycotts of Jewish businesses, the nationalist "endecja" post-Piłsudski Polish government plans put pressure on Jews in the city. In 1938 the Jewish population of the Polish capital was estimated at 270,000 people; the Siege of Warsaw continued until September 29, 1939. On September 10 alone, the Luftwaffe conducted 17 bombing raids on the city. In total, some 30,000 people were killed, 10 percent of the city was destroyed. Along with the advancing Wehrmacht, the Einsatzgruppe EG IV and the Einsatzkommandos rolled into town. On November 7, 1939, the Reichsführer-SS reorganized them into local security service.

The commander of EG IV, SS-Standartenführer Josef Meisinger, was appointed chief of police for the newly formed Distrikt Warschau. After the takeover of Warsaw, the German authorities began the registration of the ethnic Germans who were issued the Kennkarte separate from the rest of the locals. By June 1940 there were 5,500 Volksdeutsche registered in Warsaw. In the next two years their number more than doubled, on top of over 50,000 German military personnel. By the end of the September campaign the number of Jews in and around the capital increased with thousands of refugees escaping the Polish-German front. In less than a year, the number of refugees in Warsaw exceeded 90,000. On October 12, 1939, the General Government was established by Adolf Hitler in the occupied area of central Poland; the Nazi-appointed Jewish Council in Warsaw, a committee of 24 people headed by Adam Czerniaków, was responsible for carrying out German orders. On October 26, the Jews were mobilized as forced laborers to clear bomb damage and perform other hard labor.

One month on November 20, the bank accounts of Polish Jews and any deposits exceeding 2,000 zł were blocked. On November 23, all Jewish establishments were ordered to display a Jewish star on doors and windows. Beginning December 1, all Jews older than ten were compelled to wear a white armband, on December 11, they were forbidden from using public transit. On January 26, 1940, the Jews were banned from holding communal prayers due to "the risk of spreading epidemics." Food stamps were introduced by the German authorities, measures were stepped up to liquidate all Jewish communities in the vicinity of Warsaw intensified. The Jewish population of the capital reached 359,827 before the end of the year. On the orders of Warsaw District Governor, Ludwig Fischer, the Ghetto wall construction started on April 1, 1940, circling the area of Warsaw inhabited predominantly by Jews; the work was supervised by the Warsaw Judenrat. The Nazi authorities expelled 113,000 ethnic Poles from the neighbourhood, ordered the relocation of 138,000 Warsaw Jews from the suburbs into the city centre.

On October 16, 1940, the creation of the ghetto covering the area of 307 hectares was announced by the German Governor-General, Hans Frank. The initial population of the ghetto was 450,000. Before the Holocaust began the number of Jews imprisoned there was between 375,000 and 400,000; the area of the ghetto constituted only about 2.4% of the overall metropolitan area. The Germans closed the Warsaw Ghetto to the outside world on November 15, 1940; the wall around it was 3 m high and topped with barbed wire. Escapees were shot on sight. German policemen from Battalion 61 used to hold victory parties on the days when a large number of prisoners were shot at the ghetto fence; the borders of the ghetto changed and its overall area was reduced, as the captive population was decreased by outbreaks of infectious diseases, mass hunger, regular executions. The ghetto was divided in two along Chłodna Street, excluded from it, due to its local importance at that time; the area south-east of Chłodna was known as the "S