Queens University of Charlotte

Queens University of Charlotte is a private university in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students through the College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the Wayland H. Cato, Jr. School of Education, the James L. Knight School of Communication, the Andrew Blair College of Health, which features the Presbyterian School of Nursing. Established in 1857, the university offers 34 undergraduate majors and 66 concentrations, 10 graduate programs, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Founded in 1857 as the Charlotte Female Institute, the school was at College and 9th streets in what is now Uptown Charlotte. From 1891 to 1896, it was called the Seminary for Girls. In 1896, the Concord and Mecklenburg Presbyteries chartered the Presbyterian Female College; the seminary merged with this new college. In 1912, anticipating the move to the present campus in the Myers Park neighborhood, the school became Queens College; the name Queens College was adopted for three reasons: at the request of the Alumnae Association to disarm prejudice in deference to other Presbyterian colleges which claimed an equal right to the denominational name.

In the aftermath of World War II, Queens admitted its first male students. A co-educational Evening College was established in 1948, it was the forerunner of the New College, inaugurated in 1979 as an undergraduate evening program designed for working adults. In 1995, New College was renamed the Pauline Lewis Hayworth College. In 1979, the traditional undergraduate liberal arts college at Queens was renamed the College of Arts and Sciences, it began admitting resident males in 1987. In 1989, CAS adopted the innovative Foundations of Liberal Learning program, now known as the Core Program in Liberal Arts and is required of all first-year students; the International Experience Program, now known as the John Belk International Program, was established in 1989. Juniors and seniors participate in a variety of study programs that range from study tours, language programs, a month-long environmental studies program in Yap in Micronesia or a summer-long foreign internship, to semester-long study abroad exchanges in Hong Kong or Ireland.

Since its inception, the program has received national recognition from U. S. News & World Report. Queens ranked no. 2 in the country for its "percentage of students who travel abroad" with close to 90 percent participation. In 2008, the program added study tours to South Africa. In 1996, the Internship and Career Development Program nationally recognized, began requiring a minimum of six credit hours for all students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences; the program has been recognized in the past by U. S. News & World Report as one of the leading internship programs in the country. Queens' first master's degree program, the Master of Business Administration, launched in 1980. Since Queens has added the Master of Education. With the additional master's degree programs, Queens achieved a university level rank in the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the U. S. News & World Report; the Board of Trustees voted in the Spring of 2002 to recognize Queens' true university status and changed the institutional name from "Queens College" to "Queens University of Charlotte."

The change became official on June 1, 2002. The university obtained the former Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing to form the Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens in 2004. One of the most popular majors at Queens, the program produces the third largest number of new registered nurses among higher education institutions in North Carolina. In 2006, the university opened its 65-acre Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park, a planned $15 million project, a partnership between Mecklenburg County and the university. Additionally, in 2008, Queens opened the Knight School of Communication and Wayland H. Cato School of Education that became its fifth and sixth primary units on its Myers Park campus; the Wayland H. Cato School of Education focuses on undergraduate education and runs graduate programs. In 2010, the School of Communication was renamed the James L. Knight School of Communication through a naming grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; the grant initiatives include working to improve digital and media literacy in the Charlotte community.

Daniel G. Lugo assumed the role of Queens' 21st president on July 1, 2019 after the retirement of Dr. Pamela Davies, who led Queens for 17 years. Many of Queens University's students are enrolled in either the Business and Marketing programs or the Communications and Journalism programs. Rounding out the top three most popular majors are the health professions, which are studied by 10% of the undergraduate population, according to the College Board. Queens University has an undergraduate general education curriculum called the "Queens Advantage". Students join learning communities, where they work together to develop solutions and build connections between their experiences at Queens and the world around them. Learning communities gather small groups of

Giant mottled eel

The giant mottled eel known as the marbled eel, is a species of tropical anguillid eel, found in the Indo-Pacific and adjacent freshwater habitats. Similar to other anguillids, the giant mottled eel is cylindrical with small, well-developed pectoral fins and a protruding lower jaw; the eel has fleshy lips. The eel has dorsal and anal fins that are continuous around the tail, with the origin of the dorsal-fin origin between the pectoral fins and anus, it has oval-shaped scales that are embedded in the skin. Unlike some other anguillid species, this species has a mottled color; the adult eels are yellow with a greenish-brown to black marbling on a white belly. The young elvers are grayish to yellow; the dorsal fin of the marbled eel is closer to the gill opening than to the anus, more anterior than other species of Anguilla. Like all anguillid eels, it does not have pelvic fins; the head is rounded and the snout is depressed. Its teeth are small and in bands, it has a total of 100 to 110 vertebrae. It can grow up to 2 meters for females and 1.5 meters for males and can weigh up to 20.5 kilograms, making it the largest species of anguillid eels.

The marbled eel can live up to about 40 years. This anguillid species can be found from East Africa to French Polynesia and as far north as southern Japan. In Africa, it may be found within the lower Zambezi River; the giant mottled eel has the widest distribution of all the Anguilla eels. It is found in tropical climates between 24°N to 33°S, it has been found in other more distant regions such as the Galapagos due to abnormal larval transport associated with El Niño-Southern Oscillation events. It is not on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In 2002, a single eel was captured from a pond close to Kaupo, Hawaii, though it is not indigenous to the area; the adults of this species are demersal, living on the bottom of fresh to brackish waters, in rivers and tributaries. This species and all anguillid eels are catadromous, migrating sometimes long distances out into the open ocean to spawning over deep water. A spawning area of this species is known to be west of the Mariana Islands in an area of the North Equatorial Current in the western North Pacific, but other spawning areas are thought to exist in the western South Pacific and Indian Ocean.

Marbled eels spend their adult lives in freshwater or estuarine habitats, migrate to the ocean to reproduce. When the eggs hatch, the leptocephali drift in ocean currents for months until they reach estuaries as glass eels where they migrate upstream into freshwater as elvers. After about 8 to 20 years in brackish or freshwater, the yellow eels grow up into silver eels, they return to the ocean for reproduction; the marbled eel is carnivorous, but harmless, with a wide-ranging diet, eating shrimp, bony fish, frogs. It is nocturnal, so it is active at night. Like other anguillid eels, this species is used as a source of food in some regions; some restaurants buy live eels. In 1992, for example, a typical 12 kilogram marbled eel retailed for one thousand US dollars in China. An eel habitat, Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls' pond, is a natural monument in South Korea. Large individuals of this species are highly regarded and are not harmed by native people in some island groups of the western Pacific. ITIS Standard Report Page: Anguilla marmorata Encyclopedia of Life: Anguilla marmorata Photos of Giant mottled eel on Sealife Collection

Richard Taylor (mathematician)

Richard Lawrence Taylor is a British mathematician working in the field of number theory. He is a professor of mathematics at Stanford University and the Institute for Advanced Study. Taylor received the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics "for numerous breakthrough results in the theory of automorphic forms, including the Taniyama–Weil conjecture, the local Langlands conjecture for general linear groups, the Sato–Tate conjecture." He received the 2007 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences for his work on the Langlands program with Robert Langlands. He received his BA from Cambridge. During his time at Cambridge, he was president of The Archimedeans in 1981 and 1982, following the resignation of his predecessor, he earned his PhD from Princeton University in 1988. From 1995 to 1996 he held the Savilian chair of geometry at Oxford University and Fellow of New College and became the Herchel Smith Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University, held the Robert and Luisa Fernholz Professorship at the Institute for Advanced Study.

He is the Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in Humanities & Sciences at Stanford University. He received the Whitehead Prize in 1990, the Fermat Prize and the Ostrowski Prize in 2001, the Cole Prize of the American Mathematical Society in 2002, the Shaw Prize for Mathematics in 2007, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1995. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. In 2015 he was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2018. One of the two papers containing the published proof of Fermat's Last Theorem is a joint work of Taylor and Andrew Wiles. In subsequent work, Taylor proved the local Langlands conjectures for GL over a number field. A simpler proof was suggested at the same time by Guy Henniart, ten years by Peter Scholze. Taylor, together with Christophe Breuil, Brian Conrad and Fred Diamond, completed the proof of the Taniyama–Shimura conjecture, by performing quite heavy technical computations in the case of additive reduction.

In 2008, following the ideas of Michael Harris and building on his joint work with Laurent Clozel, Michael Harris, Nick Shepherd-Barron, announced a proof of the Sato–Tate conjecture, for elliptic curves with non-integral j-invariant. This partial proof of the Sato–Tate conjecture uses Wiles's theorem about modularity of semistable elliptic curves. Taylor is the son of British physicist John C. Taylor, he is married, has two children. His home page at the Institute for Advanced Study Richard Taylor at the Mathematics Genealogy Project Autobiography upon Shaw Prize acceptance