The Ray and Maria Stata Center or Building 32 is a 720,000-square-foot academic complex designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The building opened for initial occupancy on March 16, 2004, it sits on the site of MIT's former Building 20, which had housed the historic Radiation Laboratory, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The building's address is 32 Vassar Street. In contrast to the MIT custom of referring to buildings by their numbers rather than their official names, the complex is referred to as "Stata" or "the Stata Center". Above the fourth floor, the building splits into two distinct structures: the Gates Tower and the Dreyfoos Tower called "G Tower" and "D Tower" respectively; the building has a number of small auditoriums and classrooms used by the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, as well as other departments and on-campus groups. Research labs and offices of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, as well as the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy occupy the upper floors.
Academic celebrities such as Noam Chomsky, Ron Rivest, World Wide Web Consortium founder Tim Berners-Lee have offices in the building. A wide main passage running the length of the building on the ground floor is called the Charles M. Vest Student Street, in honor of the former MIT president who died in December 2013; the Student Street is used as a more-spacious substitute or extension for the Memorial Lobby located in Building 10 on the Infinite Corridor. The monthly "Choose to Re-use" community recycling swap fest, a weekly fresh produce market are other events held in the Stata Center. One of five MIT Technology Childcare Centers is located at the western end of the ground floor; the Forbes Family Cafe is located at the eastern end, serves coffee and lunch to the public during office hours. The MIT Museum maintains some historic displays on the ground floor of the Stata Center. A few selected larger relics of past hacks are now on semi-permanent display, including a "fire hose" drinking fountain, a giant slide rule, full-size replicas of a cow and a police car, placed atop the Great Dome.
In the ground floor elevator lobby of the Dreyfoos Tower are located a large time capsule box plus informational panels describing MIT's historic Building 20, which the Stata Center has replaced. Major funding for the Stata Center was provided by Maria Stata. Other major funders included Bill Gates, Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Charles Thomas "E. B." Pritchard Hintze, Morris Chang of TSMC. and Michael Dertouzos. The Stata Center is located on the site of the former Building 20, demolished in 1998. Building 20 was erected hastily during World War II as a temporary building to house the historic Radiation Laboratory. Over the course of 55 years, its "temporary" nature allowed research groups to have more space, to make more creative use of that space, than was possible in more respectable buildings; the building provided permanent rooms for official Institute clubs and groups, including the Tech Model Railroad Club and the Electronic Research Society. Professor Jerome Y. Lettvin once quipped, "You might regard it as the womb of the Institute.
It is kind of messy, but by God it is procreative!" Robert Campbell, architecture columnist for The Boston Globe, wrote a glowing appraisal of the building on April 25, 2004. According to Campbell, "the Stata is always going to look unfinished, it looks as if it's about to collapse. Columns tilt at scary angles. Walls teeter and collide in random curves and angles. Materials change wherever you look: brick, mirror-surface steel, brushed aluminum, brightly colored paint, corrugated metal, Colored Titanium Everything looks improvised, as if thrown up at the last moment. That's the point; the Stata's appearance is a metaphor for the freedom and creativity of the research that's supposed to occur inside it." Campbell stated that the cost overruns and delays in completion of the Stata Center are of no more importance than similar problems associated with the building of St Paul's Cathedral. The 2005 Kaplan/Newsweek guide How to Get into College, which lists twenty-five universities its editors consider notable in some respect, recognizes MIT as having the "hottest architecture", placing most of its emphasis on the Stata Center.
Though there are many who praise this building, in fact from the perspective of Gehry's other work it is considered by some as one of his best, there are many who are less enamored of the structure. Mathematician and architectural theorist Nikos Salingaros has harshly criticized the Stata Center: An architecture that reverses structural algorithms so as to create disorder — the same algorithms that in an infinitely more detailed application generate living form—ceases to be architecture. Deconstructivist buildings are the most visible symbols of actual deconstruction; the randomness they embody is the antithesis of nature's organized complexity. This is despite effusive praise in the press for "exciting" new academic buildings, such as the Peter B. Lewis Management Building at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the Stata Center for Computer and Intelligence Sciences at MIT, all by Frank Gehry.
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Román Skrýpin is a Ukrainian media-manager, television host, a chief of the Ukrainian Independent media union. He was born on 27 May 1973 in Poltava, Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union, he has a daughter. Before enrolling to the Kiev University, Skrypin was a journalist-trainee for the Poltava newspaper Komsomolets Poltavshchyny in 1990. While studying in the Institute of Journalism of Kiev University in 1991-1997, Skrypin worked for number of newspapers and television studios and channels. 1991–1992 – journalist for a newspaper "Ukrayina Moloda" 1992–1993 – freelancer for "Hart" television studio 1993–1995 – journalist for the Center of creative television 1995–1996 - co-owner, journalist-producer for the private firm "Agency of producers"Soon after the graduation, in 1996–1998 Skrypin worked as a reporter and chief – editor of a news block and hosting the program "Dobroho ranku, Ukrayina" on the state television channel UTN. Since September 1998, he has been working as an anchor–editor for a news program "Vikna.
Press digest" on STB television channel. In January 1999, his program was renamed to "Vikna. At the midnight", while he was hosting program and "Mediaclub". Due to the total political censorship on Ukrainian TV channels as far as on STB Skrypin had to leave in 2002. In 2002 he joined the new radio-broadcasting project on internet led by Andriy Kulykov "Hromadske Radio". During the parliamentary proceedings, which were dedicated to the situation of the freedom of speech in Ukraine, Skrypin had appeared with his colleague Andriy Shevchenko, he stated authoritatively about non-permissibility of the censorship and brought an accusation against the existing President Leonid Kuchma. Skrypin accused him in being the one and the first who made such unbearable conditions, when the journalist can't work by specialty. Skrypin is the co-author of the Channel 5 so-called "true news", he started to work from the beginning until June 2006 as chief-editor and as a television host of the summarized program "Chas".
Skrypin resigned in June 2006 due to a reason of development absence and because there was an absence of straight scheme of decision-making. Among other things, the new chief-editor was appointed without any discussions with Skrypin as that time chief-editor. Starting on 14 August 2006 and until 31 January 2008 he worked as a media director, "RBC-Ukraine" inform agency. After that Skrypin was a radio host of the "Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty" Ukrainian Service. Starting on 19 January 2009, he became the author and the host of television program "Truth of Roman Skrypin" at TVi television channel. On 23 February he was elected as a chief of the Ukrainian Independent media union. There were 31 votes for his candidature among 57 delegates attended the 2nd congress of the Independent media union, which took place in the House of scientists, Ukraine. On 2 April Roman Skrypin headed informational service of TVi and became the vice editor-chief at "TVi" for Yevgeniy Kiselyov. In September 2012 Skrypin got the idea to start an internet television channel.
This idea became Hromadske. TV. After the April 2013 ownership dispute at TVi 31 journalists resigned from TVi on 29 April 2013, they believed as TVi employees they could not anymore "guarantee our audience to provide objective and unbiased information". Many of them joined Hromadske. TV; the web-resource for journalists "5TV. COM. UA" created by Roman Skrypin Roman's web-conference May 29, 2006 Roman's web-conference Aug 18, 2006 The web-site of STB TV Channel was founded by Roman Skrypin The web-site of 5 TV Channel was founded by Roman Skrypin “RBC Ukraine” informational agency Radio Liberty's Ukrainian Service "Truth of Roman Skrypin" TV-program
The 2010–11 Football League Two season, was the lowest division of the Football League for that season. It concluded on 28 May 2011 with the play-off final. Promoted to League One Notts County Rochdale Bournemouth Dagenham and RedbridgeRelegated to Conference National Grimsby Town Darlington Relegated from Football League One Wycombe Wanderers Southend United Stockport County GillinghamPromoted from Conference National Stevenage Oxford United A total of 24 teams contest the division: 18 sides remaining in the division from last season, four relegated from the League One, two promoted from Conference National. Torquay United won 2 – 0 on aggregate. Stevenage won 3 – 0 on aggregate. First goal of the season: Peter Vincenti for Stevenage against Macclesfield Town, 6:43 minutes Highest scoring game: 11 goals – Accrington Stanley 7–4 Gillingham Most goals scored in a game by one team: 8 goalsCrewe Alexandra 8–1 Cheltenham Town Widest winning margin: 7 goals Crewe Alexandra 7–0 Barnet Crewe Alexandra 8–1 Cheltenham Town Fewest games failed to score in: 7 – Crewe Alexandra Most games failed to score in: 17Hereford United Stevenage Stockport County Most yellow cards: 78 – Hereford United Most yellow cards: 13 – John McGrath Most red cards: 9 – Stevenage Most red cards: 2Luke Foster Abdul Osman Steven Schumacher Michael Townsend Jamie Vincent Most fouls: 563 – Gillingham Most fouls: 94 – Matt Harold Most clean sheets: 17 – Wycombe Wanderers Fewest clean sheets: 6 – Stockport County