Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private research university in Troy, New York, with additional campuses in Hartford and Groton, Connecticut. It was established in 1824 by Stephen van Rensselaer and Amos Eaton for the "application of science to the common purposes of life" and is the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world. Numerous American colleges or departments of applied sciences were modeled after Rensselaer. Built on a hillside, RPI's 265-acre campus overlooks the city of Troy and the Hudson River and is a blend of traditional and modern architecture; the institute operates an on‑campus business incubator and the 1,250-acre Rensselaer Technology Park. Today, RPI is organized into six main schools which contain 37 departments, with emphasis on science and technology, it is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing and management, information technology, the sciences and liberal arts. As of 2017, RPI's faculty and alumni include six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, eight Fulbright Scholarship recipients, a Nobel Prize winner in Physics.

Stephen Van Rensselaer established the Rensselaer School on 5 November 1824 with a letter to the Reverend Dr. Samuel Blatchford, in which Van Rensselaer asked Blatchford to serve as the first president. Within the letter he set down several orders of business, he appointed Amos Eaton as the school's first senior professor and appointed the first board of trustees. The school opened on Monday, 3 January 1825 at the Old Bank Place, a building at the north end of Troy. Tuition was around $40 per semester; the fact that the school attracted students from as far as Ohio and Pennsylvania is attributed to the reputation of Eaton. Fourteen months of successful trial led to the incorporation of the school on 21 March 1826 by the state of New York. In its early years, the Rensselaer School resembled a graduate school more than it did a college, drawing graduates from many older institutions. Under Eaton, the Rensselaer School, renamed the Rensselaer Institute in 1832, was a small but vibrant center for technological research.

The first civil engineering degrees in the United States were granted by the school in 1835, many of the best remembered civil engineers of that time graduated from the school. Important visiting scholars included Joseph Henry, who had studied under Amos Eaton, Thomas Davenport, who sold the world's first working electric motor to the institute. In 1847 alumnus Benjamin Franklin Greene became the new senior professor. Earlier he had done a thorough study of European technical schools to see how Rensselaer could be improved. In 1850 he reorganized the school into a three-year polytechnic institute with six technical schools. In 1861 the name was changed to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A severe conflagration of 10 May 1862, known as "The Great Fire", destroyed more than 507 buildings in Troy and gutted 75 acres in the heart of the city; the "Infant School" building that housed the Institute at the time was destroyed in this fire. Columbia University proposed that Rensselaer leave Troy altogether and merge with its New York City campus.

The proposal was rejected and the campus left the crowded downtown for the hillside. Classes were temporarily held at the Vail House and in the Troy University building until 1864, when the Institute moved to a building on Broadway on 8th Street, now the site of the Approach. One of the first Latino student organizations in the United States was founded at RPI in 1890; the Club Hispano Americano was established by the international Latin American students that attended the institute at this time. In 1904 the Institute was for the fourth time devastated by fire, when its main building was destroyed. However, RPI underwent a period of academic and resource expansion under the leadership of President Palmer Ricketts. Named President in 1901, Ricketts liberalized the curriculum by adding the Department of Arts and Business Administration, in addition to the Graduate School, he expanded the university's resources and developed RPI into a true polytechnic institute by increasing the number of degrees offered from two to twelve.

During Rickett's tenure, enrollment increased from 200 in 1900 to a high of 1,700 in 1930. Another period of expansion occurred following World War II as returning veterans used their GI Bill education benefits to attend college; the "Freshman Hill" residence complex was opened in 1953 followed by the completion of the Commons Dining Hall in 1954, two more halls in 1958, three more in 1968. In this same time frame Herta Regina Leng was appointed as RPI's first female full professor, she is now honored there with an annual lecture series. In 1961, there was major progress in academics at the institute with the construction of the Gaerttner Linear Accelerator the most powerful in the world, the Jonsson-Rowland Science Center; the current Student Union building was opened in 1967. The next three decades brought continued growth with many new buildings, growing ties to industry; the "H-building" used for storage, became the home for the RPI incubator program, the first such program sponsored by a university.


Mordred (comics)

Mordred the Evil or Modred the Evil is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is based loosely on the Mordred of Arthurian legend. Mordred is the traitorous, illegitimate son of King Arthur Pendragon of Camelot and his sister Morgause, born somewhere in the Orkney Isles of Britain, he was one of the Knights of Camelot in Britain of the 6th Century, A. D. Merlin warned Arthur that Mordred would be responsible for the end of Camelot, but before Arthur could put the baby to death, he was rescued and raised in anonymity. Mordred was an insurrectionist, his many conspiracies against his father were foiled by his constant foe Sir Percy of Scandia and others until Mordred's forces defeated Arthur's on Salisbury Plain. Arthur and Mordred fatally wounded each other, before dying, Mordred mortally wounded the Black Knight as well. Mordred was taken to Castle Scandia. In modern times, Mordred's spirit has been allowed by the evil Celtic "nether gods" he serves to become active on Earth.

His first opponent was fittingly Dane Whitman. He transformed former knife-thrower Paul Richarde into Le Sabre and sent him against the modern Black Knight, but was defeated. Mordred took human form in 12th Century Europe, where he formed an alliance with Prince John against King Richard the Lion-Hearted. Mordred was opposed by the reincarnated Black Knight. Mordred encountered the Defenders, was defeated by the time-traveling Prester John. Mordred's spirit was drawn into the netherworld by Morgan le Fay, they became lovers, he plotted with her to change the Earth into a realm of black magic. With Morgan, he sent the Dreadknight against the Black Knight, Doctor Strange, Victoria Bentley. With Morgan le Fay, he sent Balor of the Fomor against the Black Knight, Doctor Strange, Valkyrie. With Morgan le Fay, he send the Fomor and "Wicker Man" against the Black Knight, Doctor Strange, Valkyrie. Mordred was returned to the netherworld by the Black Knight. Mordred assisted Morgan in a scheme involving the Twilight Sword, which reunited the Avengers.

Mordred was an athletic man, was an expert swordsman and horseman and proficient jouster. He wore battle armor, carried a sword and lance, as well as a dagger carved from the same meteor fragment as the Black Knight's Ebony Blade; the ability to assume an astral form was conferred upon his spirit after his death, by the Celtic "nether gods." In this form, he is able to confer certain abilities upon living beings who serve him. He is able to take on human form in time periods outside his own lifetime. Mordred appeared in the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends episode "Knights and Demons." Mordred at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe


Tetagunta is one of the villages in Tuni Mandal in East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh State and is located 14.1 km from its Mandal main town Tuni. It is 44.3 km from its district main city Kakinada. It has a population of 11,967 and people depend on farming. Tetagunta village of Tuni Mandal is having the largest area of 4,033 hectares in the East Godavari District, it is located at a distance of 120 km from the state main city Visakhapatnam. Pincode:533406 Tetagunta surrounded by the Eastern Ghats has some prehistorical evidences along with some traces of Early Jain rock beds. Nearby villages of this village with distance are Srungadhara Agraharam, R. B. Kothuru, Parupaka, Gidajam. Nearest Towns are Thondangi, Routhulapudi, Tuni, D. Polavaram, Dondavaka, K. O. Mallavaram, Kolimeru and Kummarilova are the villages along with this village in the same Tuni Mandal. There are regular buses towards kakinada, Routulapudi, Janrdhanapatnam which are run buy the A. P. S. R. T. C a government owned organization.

NH5 passes through this village serves nearby villages to sell their goods by Roadway. The nearest railway station is Timmapuram railway station where there are regular passenger trains towards, Rajamundry, Vijayawada. For longer distances the nearest railway station is Tuni. Schools nearby Tetagunta:- 1. ZP HIGH SCHOOL, Tetagunta 2. S. C. S. R. MPL. HIGH SCHOOL, 21st WARD, Tetagunta Colleges nearby Tetagunta:- 1. Spaces Degree College Address: pl puram. 2. Siddhartha Degree College Address: durgadas street. 3. GOVT JUNIOR COLLEGE TUNI 4. Sri Satya Sai Vidya Vihar, Annavaram 1. Lord Shiva Temple2. Lord Nukalamma Temple 3. Lord Kanaka Durga Temple4. Lord Vinayaka Temple 5. Lord Sri Rama Temple 6. Lord Krishna Temple 7. Lord Adavi Rajulu Temple 8. Lord Sai Baba Temple Nearby Tourist Places:- Tetagunta Lord Shiva "UMAMAHESHWARA TEMPLE" it is famous templeKakinada 45 km near Rajamundry 86 km near Konaseema 97 km near Visakhapatnam 119 km near Papi Kondalu 112 km near Annavaram 5 km near Talupulamma Lova 15.8 km near Nearby Districts:- East Godavari district 50 km near Visakhapatnam district 107 km near Vizianagaram district 154 km near 1)CANARA BANK IFSC Code: CNRB0003750 Address: CANARA BANK, DR NO 4-6 KOMATI STREET, TUNI MANDAL, TETAGUNTA, 533406, East Godavari district, ANDHRA PRADESH.

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