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Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art is a public research university in London, United Kingdom, with campuses in South Kensington and White City. The only postgraduate art and design university in the world,:118 it offers postgraduate degrees in art and design to students from over 60 countries; as of 2019, the RCA has placed first in the QS World University Rankings in the Art and Design subject area for five consecutive years, since the introduction of subject area rankings in 2014. The RCA was founded in Somerset House in 1837 as the Government School of Design or Metropolitan School of Design. Richard Burchett became head of the school in 1852. In 1853 it was expanded and moved to Marlborough House, in 1853 or 1857, to South Kensington, on the same site as the South Kensington Museum, it was renamed the Normal Training School of Art in 1857 and the National Art Training School in 1863. During the 19th century it was a teacher training college. In 1896 or 1897 the school received the name Royal College of Art, the emphasis of teaching there shifted to the practice of art and design.

Teaching of graphic design, industrial design and product design began in the mid-twentieth century. The school expanded further in the 1960s, in 1967 it received a Royal Charter which gave it the status of an independent university with the power to grant its own degrees; the RCA has three campuses, in South Kensington and White City. The Darwin Building in Kensington Gore is a Grade II listed building, it was designed by a team of H. T. Cadbury-Brown, Hugh Casson and Robert Goodden. In 1991 the sculpture department moved to a converted factory across the river Thames in Battersea. In the early 2000s the college conceived a substantial second campus being created on the site, with a minibus service linking it to Kensington. Thus, after a successful redevelopment of the premises by Wright & Wright, the present Sculpture Building opened in January 2009. A masterplan was commissioned by Haworth Tompkins and phase 1 of their three phase design was completed with the opening of the Sackler Building on 19 November 2009, to house the painting department.

Its name commemorates a major gift by The Dr Theresa Sackler Foundation. The Dyson Building, named in honour of James Dyson, whose educational charity donated £5m to the development, was opened on 24 September 2012, it is the home for printmaking and photography, contains an innovation wing where start-up designers can launch their businesses. The Woo Building was opened on 30 September 2015, it is named in honour of Sir Po-Shing and Lady Helen Woo, who have funded scholarships at the RCA since the 1990s. It accommodates the Ceramics & Metal programmes; the building's anodised aluminium gates were designed by alumnus Max Lamb. The RCA offers a Graduate Diploma pre-masters conversion programme, MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees in twenty-eight subject areas, divided into four schools: architecture, arts & humanities and design; the history of design programme is in collaboration with the Albert Museum. In addition to formal qualifications the RCA offers Summer school and Executive education courses throughout the year.

English for academic purposes courses are offered to applicants who need to improve their academic English ability to meet the College's entry requirements. In early 2019, the RCA announced the launch of its new GenerationRCA programme. GenerationRCA -among other initiatives- will "inject science disciplines into the mix of creative disciplines traditionally on offer." The new programmes will include Digital Direction. In 2019, the RCA was placed first in the art and design subject area in the QS World University Rankings published by Quacquarelli Symonds for the fifth year in a row, increasing its overall score from 96.0/100 to 99.1/100. In August 2015 it was ranked first on a list of master's courses in fashion by Business of Fashion, a fashion website. In April 2011 the RCA was ranked first on a list of UK graduate art schools compiled by Modern Painters magazine from a survey of professionals in the art world. In the Research Assessment Exercise of December 2008, 40% of the research output of the school received the highest assessment, the third-highest rating in the art and design subject area.

The Royal College of Art and its predecessor schools have numerous notable alumni in many fields. Among those who studied in the predecessor schools in the nineteenth century were Sir George Clausen, Christopher Dresser, Sir Luke Fildes, Kate Greenaway, Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens. Alumni from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries include the sculptors Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, painters Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Sir Peter Blake and Charles Tunnicliffe, artists Jake and Dinos Chapman, Tracey Emin and R. B. Kitaj, fashion designers Ossie Clark and Zandra Rhodes, industrial designers James Dyson and David Mellor, film directors Tony and Ridley Scott, writer Travis Jeppesen, designers Thomas Heatherwick and Sir David Adjaye, prominent member of the suffragette movement Sylvia Pankhurst, the musician Ian Dury and the actor Alan Rickman. See also: The Royal College of Art Society amalgamated with OSARCA (the Old Stude

Mohan Bhandari

Mohan Bhandari was an India actor who featured in several popular TV serials such as Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar. He died of brain tumor, his son Dhruv Bhandari is a TV actor. Mohan Bhandari has been a part of hit TV shows like Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar, Kittie Party, Parampara, Mujrim Hazir, he was one of the busiest TV actors during the 1980s. However, after that, he was out from the TV industry till 1994, where he was again noticed in a popular TV show Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar, playing the father of a female protagonist, he worked for The State Bank Of India. Mangal Pandey: The Rising Paheli Yalgaar as Inspector Deepak Kaul Beta Ho To Aisa as Advocate Chander Falak Pratighaat Party as Malvika's Husband List of Indian Actors Mohan Bhandari on IMDb

Stan Bahnsen

Stanley Raymond Bahnsen is an American former professional baseball pitcher, who played Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Montreal Expos, California Angels, Philadelphia Phillies. Nicknamed the "Bahnsen Burner," he once made 118 starts over a three-year stretch while playing with the Chicago White Sox in the mid-1970s. Bahnsen was drafted out of the University of Nebraska by the New York Yankees in the fourth round of the 1965 Major League Baseball Draft. After two seasons in the minor leagues, in which he went 12-9 with a 2.87 earned run average, he received his first call up to the majors in September 1966. In four games with the Yanks, he was 1-1 with a save and 3.52 ERA. He earned an invitation to Spring training camp in 1967, but was assigned to the triple A Syracuse Chiefs. After arriving at camp late due to an army commitment, Bahnsen was given a second chance at a roster spot in 1968, he made the club, proceeded to go 17-12 with a team best 2.05 ERA and struck out a career-high 162 batters to be named the American League Rookie of the Year.

His finest performance of the season and only shutout came on August 1 against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. He struck out twelve, while walking no one. Bahnsen spent three more seasons with the Yankees; the most famous moment of his Yankee career from that point forward was a brawl with the Cleveland Indians Vada Pinson in which he was knocked down with one punch. Following the 1971 season, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox for infielder Rich McKinney. White Sox manager Chuck Tanner employed a unique strategy with his starting rotation for the 1972 season. Recognizing the talent he had at the top of his rotation, he started Wilbur Wood, Bahnsen or Tom Bradley as much as possible, leaving only 24 starts for the rest of the staff; the strategy worked, as the White Sox finished over.500 for the first time since 1967, in second place in the American League West. For his part, Bahnsen made 41 starts, went 21-16 with a 3.60 ERA in his first season with the South Siders. The next season, Bahnsen made 42 starts, however his record dipped to 18-21 as the White Sox finished the season in fifth place.

In one of those 18 wins, a 4-0 shutout over the Cleveland Indians on August 21 at Municipal Stadium, Bahnsen had a no-hitter broken up with two out in the ninth on a single by former teammate Walt Williams. Bahnsen made another 35 starts for the White Sox in 1974. Along the way, he started another bench-clearing brawl. Coincidentally, Pinson was a member of the Royals, in the starting line-up that day, he had made twelve starts in 1975 when he was dealt with Skip Pitlock to the Oakland Athletics for Chet Lemon and Dave Hamilton on June 15. In a little over three seasons in Chicago, Bahnsen made 130 starts, was 55-58. After going 6-7 with a 3.24 ERA for the A's in 1975, he was reunited with former White Sox manager Chuck Tanner for 1976. Tanner employed a similar strategy with the A's to that which he had with the White Sox, starting Vida Blue and Mike Torrez as much as possible. Bahnsen only made fourteen starts, he went 8-7 with a 3.34 ERA for the season. Early into the 1977 season, he was traded to the Montreal Expos for first baseman Mike Jorgensen.

After making 22 starts for the Expos in 1977, Bahnsen became a full-time reliever in 1978, making just one emergency start. He became a valuable member of the bullpen, collecting seventeen saves over the next four seasons with the Expos, leading the team in innings pitched out of the bullpen in 1979; the Expos released Bahnsen at the end of Spring training. He joined the California Angels shortly afterwards, but was released after seven games with a 4.66 ERA on May 14. Shortly afterwards, he signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, went 4-3 with a 4.89 ERA for the triple A Oklahoma City 89ers. He appeared with the Phillies that September, giving up just two earned runs in 13.1 innings pitched. After going 0-3 with a 9.59 ERA for the Pacific Coast League's Portland Beavers in 1983, he retired. For his career, Bahnsen posted a 146-149 record. Other statistics: 574 games, 327 games started, 73 complete games, 16 shutouts, 90 games finished, 20 saves, 2,529 innings pitched, 2,440 hits allowed, 1,127 runs allowed, 1,013 earned runs allowed, 223 home runs allowed, 924 walks, 1,359 strikeouts, 34 hit batsmen, 89 wild pitches, 10,701 batters faced, three balks and a 3.60 ERA.

Bahnsen has a career.117 batting average, has driven in nineteen runs. His only career home run came on August 1979 against the Atlanta Braves' Tony Brizzolara. In 1992 Bahnsen played for one season for the Dutch Major League Team Haarlem Nicols, two years before the team declared bankruptcy. Bahnsen works with the promotions department of MSC Cruises seeking and securing retired major league players to participate in activities on cruise ships such as autograph and story-telling sessions, he works with 640 AM, a south Florida radio station that broadcasts Yankee games. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet Stan Bahnsen at SABR