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Saint-Brieuc

Saint-Brieuc is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France. Saint-Brieuc is named after a Welsh monk Brioc, who Christianised the region in the 6th century and established an oratory there. Bro Sant-Brieg/Pays de Saint-Brieuc, one of the nine traditional bishoprics of Brittany which were used as administrative areas before the French Revolution, was named after Saint-Brieuc, it dates from the Middle Ages when the "pays de Saint Brieuc," or Penteur, was established by Duke Arthur II of Brittany as one of his eight "battles" or administrative regions. The town is located on the Bay of Saint-Brieuc. Two rivers flow through Saint-Brieuc: the Goued/Gouët and the Gouedig/Gouédic. Other towns of notable size in the département of Côtes d'Armor are Gwengamp/Guingamp and Lannuon/Lannion all sous-préfectures. In 2009, large amounts of sea lettuce, a type of algae, washed up on many beaches of Brittany, when it rotted it emitted dangerous levels of hydrogen sulphide. A horse and some dogs died and a council worker driving a truckload of it fell unconscious at the wheel and died.

Langueux, La Méaugon, Plérin, Ploufragan, Trégueux and Trémuson. Saint-Brieuc is one of the towns in Europe; the Cemetery of Saint Michel contains graves of several notable Bretons, sculptures by Paul le Goff and Jean Boucher. Outside the wall is Armel Beaufils's statue of Anatole Le Braz. Le Goff, killed with his two brothers in World War I, is commemorated in a street and with his major sculptural work La forme se dégageant de la matière in the central gardens, which includes a memorial to him by Jules-Charles Le Bozec and work by Francis Renaud; the town of St. Brieux in Saskatchewan, Canada is named after Saint-Brieuc of Brittany, it was founded by immigrants from this region in Brittany. It was settled in the early 1900s. Inhabitants of Saint-Brieuc are called briochins in French. In 2008, 3.98% of primary school children attended bilingual schools. The Saint-Brieuc railway station, situated on the Paris–Brest railway, is connected by TGV Atlantique to Paris Montparnasse station, journey time is about 3 hours.

There are no scheduled air services from Saint-Brieuc – Armor Airport. Saint-Brieuc is hometown of many personalities: Octave-Louis Aubert, editor Maryvonne Dupureur, Olympic 800m silver medallist Émile Durand, music theorist and teacher Léonard Charner and Admiral of France Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, symbolist writer Louis Auguste Harel de La Noë, engineer Célestin Bouglé, philosopher Louis Guilloux, writer Henri Nomy, admiral Patrick Dewaere, actor Kévin Théophile-Catherine,footballer Louis Rossel - Army officer and Communard Florent Du Bois de Villerabel, archbishop forced to resign after France's liberation in World War II Mamadou Wague, footballer Raymond Hains, artist Anaclet Wamba, boxer Yelle 1983 – present, musician Roland Fichet 1950 – present, Philosopher Saint-Brieuc préfecture of the Côtes-d'Armor is twinned with: Aberystwyth, Wales Agia Paraskevi, Greece Alsdorf, Germany Goražde, Bosnia and Herzegovina Diocese of Saint-Brieuc Communes of the Côtes-d'Armor department Élie Le Goff Entry for Élie Le Goff a Saint-Brieuc born sculptor The Saint-Michel cemetery in Saint-Brieuc INSEE City council website saint-brieuc.maville Saint-Brieuc Tourism French Ministry of Culture list for Saint-Brieuc

J. Hillis Miller Sr.

J. Hillis Miller Sr. was an American university professor, education administrator and university president. Miller was a native of Virginia, earned bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees before embarking on an academic career, he served as a psychology professor at the College of William & Mary and Bucknell University, the president of Keuka College, a senior administrator with the New York Department of Education, the president of the University of Florida. Hillis Miller was born in Front Royal, Virginia in 1899, he received his high school education at the Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia in 1924, married Nell Martin Critzer of Afton, Virginia in 1925. Miller completed his master of arts in psychology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1928, his doctor of philosophy in counseling and administration from Columbia University in New York City in 1933. Miller was a psychology professor at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia from 1925 to 1928, at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania from 1930 to 1935, where he served as the dean of students.

He became the president of Keuka College in Keuka Park, New York in 1935, serving until 1941, when Miller was appointed Associate Commissioner of Education for the State of New York, a post he held for six years. During his tenure as associate director, Miller began planning for the education of returning World War II veterans—even before the war ended. Together with John S. Allen, he implemented the Associated Colleges of Upper New York, a temporary college system for the State of New York to meet the higher education needs of returning veterans; the Florida Board of Control selected Miller to be the fourth president of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida in 1947, succeeding the retiring John J. Tigert. Miller set the tone for his presidency by addressing the Florida faculty, saying he would be satisfied with "nothing less than a great university, second to none in the land." During his time as president, student enrollment swelled with returning World War II veterans and their spouses and as a result of the educational benefits available to veterans from the G.

I. Bill. Miller's administration managed the increase in the size of the student body from 8,700 to over 12,000 in six years, oversaw the transition of the all-male institution into a coeducational university. Miller supervised a huge $20 million campus construction program to build new student residential and administration buildings. One of the major priorities of Miller's administration was the planning and development of a health sciences program, consisting of a nursing school and a medical school—the first state medical school in Florida, his predecessor, John Tigert, had proposed the establishment of a medical school in the early 1940s, a blue-ribbon citizens' panel had recommended the establishment of a medical school as part of the University of Florida in 1947. In 1949, the Florida Legislature authorized state-funded schools of medicine and nursing with a university hospital, but did not specify Gainesville as the site; the cities of Jacksonville and Tampa wanted the new medical school, too.

The advisory committee established by the legislature and the president of the Florida Medical Association recommended Gainesville. Miller authorized the university architect to begin planning for the new health center facilities in 1950, consultants were engaged, Miller prompted the preparation of the "Medical Center Study" using money from the Commonwealth Fund in 1952, presented the comprehensive plan to the Florida governor and cabinet; the legislature appropriated $5 million for construction of the new medical sciences building in 1953, construction began in 1954. Miller was a strong proponent of the university's Florida Gators intercollegiate sports program, he prompted the hiring of a new head coach to revive the moribund Florida Gators football team, advocated the expansion of the university's football stadium, Florida Field, supported other steps to place the University Athletic Association on a stronger financial footing. Miller presided over the University of Florida's centennial celebration in 1953, recognizing the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the university's oldest predecessor institution, the East Florida Seminary.

As part of the centennial, the university began construction of Century Tower, the iconic landmark of the Gainesville campus. Miller died on November 14, 1953, he was 54 years old. He had felt unwell for several days before the Florida–Georgia football game, decided not attend the game in Jacksonville. While watching the game on television, Miller experienced physical illness and was taken to the hospital, he died seven days of rheumatic heart disease. Miller was survived by his wife, Nell Critzer Miller, their two sons, including J. Hillis Miller Jr. who became a prominent American professor of English literature. On the day of his on-campus funeral service, the university canceled classes and closed all university offices, over 10,000 people attended the funeral, including the acting governor, the governor-elect, three former governors, the state board of education and all members of the Board of Control under whom Miller had served, he was eulogized as a national education leader who enhanced the University of Florida's recognition and national reputation.

In recognition of Miller's efforts as president of the University of Florida and his success in advocating and funding the new medical school and other health-related colleges, the university named the new J. Hi

Sternarchogiton porcinum

Sternarchogiton porcinum is a species of weakly electric knifefish in the family Apteronotidae. It is native to deep river channels in the Río Huallaga, Río Napo, Río Amazonas in Peru, in the Río Orinoco in Venezuela. Many specimens once identified as S. porcinum from the Brazilian Amazon Basin and the Venezuelan Orinoco are now known to be a different species, S. preto. S. Porcium is distinguishable from all other Sternarchogiton species by the straight dorsal profile of its laterally compressed head; the eyes are small and covered by a thin membrane. The mouth is terminal, with the upper jaw longer than the lower. There are one row of 11 tiny conical teeth on the dentary. Both upper and lower pharyngeal tooth plates are present, bearing 10 teeth respectively. There is no sexual dimorphism in cranial morphology; the body is knife-shaped, with 4-6 rows of scales above the lateral line. The pectoral fins are pointed, containing 15-18 soft rays; the long anal fin contains 182-216 rays. The tail is compressed and moderately long, terminating in a small lanceolate caudal fin with 14-22 rays.

The whip-like dorsal electroreceptive appendage inserts in the posterior half of the body. The coloration is uniform white on the sides, tinged pink due to underlying capillaries; the back of the body and head are brown, with white-pink scale margins and white electroreceptor pits. The upper and lower jaws are white; the fins are hyaline, becoming dark grayish black at the margins. The maximum known length is 30 cm. Like other apteronotids, S. porcium generates a weak electric field for electrolocation and communication. This electric organ discharge has a fundamental frequency around 900 Hz and has a waveform similar to that of S. nattereri. Like S. nattereri, S. porcinum is able to modulate the frequency and amplitude of its EOD to produce communication signals categorized as "chirps" and "gradual frequency rises"