Leavey Center known as the Leavey Activities Center or by its old nickname the Toso Pavilion, is Santa Clara University's indoor basketball arena in Santa Clara, California. It is home to the Santa Clara University Broncos Volleyball Teams, it has hosted the West Coast Conference men's basketball tournament ten times. Leavey Center began life as the Harold J. Toso Pavilion, or Toso Pavilion constructed in 1975; the facility featured an air supported vinyl fabric roof supported by 11 large fans producing a higher air pressure inside the dome than outside, similar to the Pontiac Silverdome or BC Place Stadium. The inside of the facility featured the main activity floor, two recreation areas, team locker rooms; the roof developed several tears over the years and on April 4, 2000, the dome was deflated to make room for a more permanent roof structure to be built over the arena. The newly rechristened Leavey Center was renovated and reopened on December 13, 2000 now sporting a much taller steel roof supported by eight large concrete caissons outside the arena.
The interior was only constructed on opening day with most of the western half of the building still walled off with plywood. However, in late 2001 the construction was completed and the Leavey Center reopened featuring a new two level grandstand on the east side of the court in addition to the single level seating around the rest of the court; the indoor track had been removed and a second practice court was moved to behind the west bleachers. The athletic offices of the university were moved into the new center behind the larger eastern grandstand; the renovation cost $14 million to complete. The Leavey Center is named after the late founder of Farmers Insurance, Thomas E. Leavey, who graduated from Santa Clara in 1922; the renovations were funded by the Dorothy Leavey Foundation. Leavey Center played host to the Stanford University basketball teams for a number of games while the Maples Pavilion underwent renovation. List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas Official Leavey Center Website
KDOW is a commercial AM radio station broadcasting a financial news/talk format, featuring brokered programming. Licensed to Palo Alto, United States, the station serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area; the station is owned by the Salem Media Group. Its slogan is "The Bay Area's Business Leader." The station's studios and offices are on Liberty Street in Fremont and its transmitter is in East Palo Alto west of the Dumbarton Bridge. KDOW broadcasts at 5,000 watts during the day, but because 1220 AM is a clear channel frequency reserved for Class A XEB in Mexico City, KDOW must reduce power at night to 145 watts. The station first signed on in 1947 as KIBE, it was a daytime only station operating with 250 watts, simulcasting the classical music programming of KDFC-FM. It was operated by Millard Kibbe, it became known as KDFC-AM on March 1, 1984. Purchased by John Douglas in August 1996, KDFC-AM changed its call sign to KBPA on August 29, 1997 and dropped its simulcast of KDFC in favor of a talk format in Douglas's syndicated Personal Achievement Radio network with self-help and inspirational programming.
KBPA added Sports Byline USA to its lineup in 1998. On February 15, 1999 the station became KBZS and changed its format to business news and financial advice. KBZS began broadcasting the Metropolitan Opera in December 1999 after KDFC dropped the show for not being able to carry it on tape delay. KBZS began broadcasting San Jose State men's basketball in the 1999–2000 season. Purchased by Salem Communications, KBZS became KSFB on July 24, 2001 and changed from business talk to Christian talk. In 2003, KSFB began broadcasting Santa Clara University men's basketball and select San Jose Giants minor league baseball games in 2003. On July 1, 2004, the station became KNTS and changed to a news/talk format four days carrying the Salem Radio Network lineup, including Dennis Prager and Michael Medved. In 2005, KNTS became the flagship station for San Jose State basketball. In 2005, the FCC granted KNTS a construction permit to increase its power to 50 kW day and night and use a transmitter in Hayward. On July 1, 2008, 1220 AM picked up its present call letters KDOW, resuming its previous business news and financial advice format.
At the request of KDOW's license holder Salem Communications, the FCC cancelled the 2005 construction permit in November 2008, restoring KDOW's operating power to 5 kW day and 145 W night. The station features a variety of business and financial talk shows, including the nationally syndicated Phil's Gang and Market Wrap with Moe Ansari, brokered shows including Online Trading Academy's Power Trading Radio, some locally produced shows. Weekends feature nationally syndicated shows, a legal talk show hosted by Thomas Girardi and political show with Rebecca Costa; the station aired a real estate talk show entitled Real Estate Deal Talk from 2016 to 2017, hosted by Abhi Golhar. Since 2003 when it was KSFB, KDOW has broadcast Santa Clara University men's basketball games. Beginning in 2013, KDOW began carrying fewer Santa Clara games as San Jose's KLIV picked up more Santa Clara games. On May 15, 2015, KDOW announced that it took over the radio broadcast rights to the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League.
On September 11, 2015, San Jose Sharks minor league affiliate San Jose Barracuda announced that they had signed a radio deal with KDOW 1220 AM to broadcast their games. Official website Query the FCC's AM station database for KDOW Radio-Locator Information on KDOW Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KDOW
2014–15 San Jose State Spartans men's basketball team
The 2014–15 San Jose State Spartans men's basketball team represented San José State University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Spartans, led by second year head coach Dave Wojcik, played their home games at the Event Center Arena and were members of the Mountain West Conference. Due to APR penalties, San Jose State were ineligible for postseason tournament play, including the Mountain West Tournament. Following a 7–24 season in 2013–14, the Spartans finished the season 2–28, 0–18 in Mountain West play to finish in last place, they failed to defeat a Division I opponent. Under previous head coach George Nessman, San Jose State reported five consecutive years of rising four-year average Academic Progress Rate scores, including a program-best 940 in the 2011–12 season. However, the APR fell below 930 for the 2012 -- Nessman's last as head coach; as a result, the NCAA imposed sanctions on the San Jose State men's basketball program in April 2014. These sanctions included: A postseason ban including from the MWC Tournament.
Athletic director Gene Bleymaier stated in response to the sanctions: "Last year, we were faced with a situation that needed to be dealt with in a major fashion. The coaching staff was not retained, several players were not invited back for the 2013-14 season. Only four players returned from the 2012-13 team. Coach Dave Wojcik announced on December 13, 2014 that five players were suspended indefinitely due to violating team rules: Jordan Baker, Rashad Muhammad, Matt Pollard, Frank Rogers, Jaleel Williams; as a result, two San Jose State football players—wide receiver Tyler Winston and tight end Andrew Vollert—joined the roster temporarily. Vollert and Winston became the first San Jose State football players since the 1988–89 season to have played football and basketball the same season; the last time that happened followed the walkout of 10 basketball players in protest over alleged verbal abuse by coach Bill Berry, fired after the season. Five days after the five players were suspended, associate head coach Chris Brazelton was placed on paid administrative leave.
Muhammad and Williams were reinstated on January 3, 2015. Baker and Rogers were dismissed from the team, Pollard transferred. On December 3, 2014, Jalen James suffered a season-ending ankle injury. Six days Leon Bahner was diagnosed with the same injury and was sidelined the rest of the season. Devante Wilson did not play at all in the season due to injury
2017–18 San Jose State Spartans men's basketball team
The 2017–18 San Jose State Spartans men's basketball team represented San Jose State University in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by first-year head coach Jean Prioleau, the Spartans played their home games at the Event Center Arena as members of the Mountain West Conference, they finished the season 1 -- 17 in Mountain West play to finish in last place. They lost in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament to Wyoming; the Spartans finished the 2016 -- 17 season 7 -- 11 in MW play to finish in eighth place. They lost to Utah State in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament. On July 10, 2017 Dave Wojcik resigned as head coach for personal reasons. On August 4, the school hired Jean Prioleau as head coach. In a vote by conference media at the Mountain West media day, the Spartans were picked to finish in 10th place in the Mountain West. All games where a television provider is not indicated are televised on the Mountain West Network. Source
Stanford University Libraries
The Stanford University Libraries known as "Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources", is the library system of Stanford University in California. It encompasses more than 20 libraries in all. Several academic departments and some residences have their own libraries; the main library in the SU library system is Green Library, which contains various meeting and conference rooms, study spaces, reading rooms. Lathrop Library is a 24-hour library which holds various student-accessible media resources those intended for undergraduates, it houses one of the world's largest East Asia collections. The Hoover Institution Library and Archives is an archive and research center focused on documents of 20th century history; the Hoover Institution Library and Archives has its own board of overseers. The earliest library at Stanford was in the northeast corner of the inner quadrangle, it was housed in one large room capable of accommodating 100 readers. This was replaced in 1900 by a separate building on the outer quadrangle, named the Thomas Welton Stanford Library after its major donor, Leland Stanford's younger brother.
This library was soon recognized as being too small, a new larger library in a separate building was begun. A major new library was approved in 1913 and completed in 1919; this building forms the older portion of the current Green Library. In 1980, a larger annex was added and the library was renamed for Cecil Howard Green; the original part of the building is now known as the Bing Wing for Peter Bing, who donated a substantial amount of money for fixing it after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. In early years the acquisition of books and other materials for the libraries was dependent on donations and on the limited general fund budget, but in 1905 Jane Stanford directed that after her death, her jewels should be sold and the funds used as a permanent endowment "to be used for the purchase of books and other publications." The board of trustees confirmed this arrangement, the Jewel Fund was established in 1908. It has been augmenting the university's library collections for more than 100 years.
The endowment $500,000, is now worth about $20 million. Items purchased through the Jewel Fund display a distinctive bookplate which shows a romanticized Jane Stanford offering her jewels to Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Since 2007, benefactors who provide endowments for library acquisitions are referred to as members of the Jewel Society. In 1908 Stanford acquired the Cooper Medical College in San Francisco, together with the 30,000 volume collection of the Levi C. Lane Medical Library Trust, as well as a building site and funds provided in Dr. Lane's will; the Lane Medical Library was dedicated on November 3, 1912. It was moved to the main Stanford campus along with the medical school in 1959. Herbert Hoover, who became President of the United States, was involved in humanitarian and relief efforts in Europe before and after World War I; this gave him the opportunity to amass a collection of documents relating to the war, the Russian Revolution, other historical developments of the early 20th century.
Starting in 1919 he donated the collected materials to Stanford, his alma mater, along with funds to maintain and develop the documents, called the Hoover War Collection and the Hoover War Library. The documents were housed within the main Stanford Library, but by 1929 the collection had reached 1.4 million items and storage was becoming a problem. In 1941 Hoover Tower was completed as a repository for the growing collection, renamed the Hoover Institution and Library on War and Peace; the J. Henry Meyer Memorial Library, or Undergraduate Library, was dedicated in 1966 and closed in 2014, it was named for J. Henry Meyer, a San Francisco businessman and early supporter of Stanford, whose children were major donors toward its construction, it was replaced in 2014 by the Lathrop Library. In the 1980s it was proposed to establish the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library at Stanford, his records from eight years as governor of California were on campus, in the Hoover Institution library. After extensive negotiation with Reagan's advisors, the Board of Trustees in 1984 approved the placement of the Reagan library and museum on the campus.
A 20-acre site near the Stanford golf course was earmarked for the facility. However, the proposal foundered over the plan by Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation officials to include a public affairs research center and think tank as part of the facility, which Stanford's trustees said would be unacceptable, the idea was dropped in 1987; the Reagan library, complete with public affairs center, was built in Simi Valley, opening in 1991. The records of his governorship were transferred there from Hoover in 2000; the libraries hold a collection of nearly 9 million volumes, 260,000 rare or special books, 1.5 million e-books, 1.5 million audiovisual materials, 75,000 serials, 6 million microform holdings, thousands of other digital resources, making it one of the largest and most diverse academic library systems in the world. Starting in 2004 the Stanford libraries have collaborated with Google in digitizing hundreds of thousands of books from the Stanford collections and making them available to readers worldwide at no charge.
Other significant collections include the Lane Medical Library, Terman Engineering Library, Jackson Business Library, Falconer Biology Library, Cubberley Education
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and writer. He is considered to be one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation during the 1950s and the counterculture that soon followed, he vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism, sexual repression and was known as embodying various aspects of this counterculture, such as his views on drugs, hostility to bureaucracy and openness to Eastern religions. He was one of many influential American writers of his time known as the Beat Generation, which included famous writers such as Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. Ginsberg is best known for his poem "Howl", in which he denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States. In 1956, "Howl" was seized by US Customs. In 1957, it attracted widespread publicity when it became the subject of an obscenity trial, as it described heterosexual and homosexual sex at a time when sodomy laws made homosexual acts a crime in every U. S. state. "Howl" reflected Ginsberg's own bisexuality and his relationships with a number of men, including Peter Orlovsky, his lifelong partner.
Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that "Howl" was not obscene, adding, "Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?"Ginsberg was a practicing Buddhist who studied Eastern religious disciplines extensively. He lived modestly, buying his clothing in second-hand stores and residing in downscale apartments in New York's East Village. One of his most influential teachers was the Tibetan Buddhist Chögyam Trungpa, the founder of the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. At Trungpa's urging and poet Anne Waldman started The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics there in 1974. Ginsberg took part in decades of non-violent political protest against everything from the Vietnam War to the War on Drugs, his poem "September on Jessore Road", calling attention to the plight of Bangladeshi refugees, exemplifies what the literary critic Helen Vendler described as Ginsberg's tireless persistence in protesting against "imperial politics, persecution of the powerless."His collection The Fall of America shared the annual U.
S. National Book Award for Poetry in 1974. In 1979, he received the National Arts Club gold medal and was inducted into the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Ginsberg was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1995 for his book Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986–1992. Ginsberg was born into a Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey, grew up in nearby Paterson; as a young teenager, Ginsberg began to write letters to The New York Times about political issues, such as World War II and workers' rights. While in high school, Ginsberg began reading Walt Whitman, inspired by his teacher's passionate reading. In 1943, Ginsberg graduated from Eastside High School and attended Montclair State College before entering Columbia University on a scholarship from the Young Men's Hebrew Association of Paterson. In 1945, he joined the Merchant Marine to earn money to continue his education at Columbia. While at Columbia, Ginsberg contributed to the Columbia Review literary journal, the Jester humor magazine, won the Woodberry Poetry Prize, served as president of the Philolexian Society, joined Boar's Head Society.
Ginsberg has stated that he considered his required freshman seminar in Great Books, taught by Lionel Trilling, to be his favorite Columbia course. According to The Poetry Foundation, Ginsberg spent several months in a mental institution after he pleaded insanity during a hearing, he was being prosecuted for harboring stolen goods in his dorm room. It belonged to an acquaintance. Ginsberg referred to his parents, in a 1985 interview, as "old-fashioned delicatessen philosophers", his father, Louis Ginsberg, was a high school teacher. Ginsberg's mother, Naomi Livergant Ginsberg, was affected by a psychological illness, never properly diagnosed, she was an active member of the Communist Party and took Ginsberg and his brother Eugene to party meetings. Ginsberg said that his mother "made up bedtime stories that all went something like:'The good king rode forth from his castle, saw the suffering workers and healed them.'" Of his father Ginsberg said "My father would go around the house either reciting Emily Dickinson and Longfellow under his breath or attacking T. S. Eliot for ruining poetry with his'obscurantism.'
I grew suspicious of both sides."Naomi Ginsberg's mental illness manifested as paranoid delusions. She would claim, for example, that the president had implanted listening devices in their home and that her mother-in-law was trying to kill her, her suspicion of those around her caused Naomi to draw closer to young Allen, "her little pet", as Bill Morgan says in his biography of Ginsberg, titled, I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg. She tried to kill herself by slitting her wrists and was soon taken to Greystone, a mental hospital, his experiences with his mother and her mental illness were a major inspiration for his two major works, "Howl" and his long autobiographical poem "Kaddish for Naomi Ginsberg". When he was in junior high school, he accompanied his mother by bus to her therapist; the trip disturbed Ginsberg – he mentioned it and other moments from his childhood in "Kaddish". His experiences with his mother's mental illness and her institutionalization are frequently referred to in "Howl".
For example, "Pilgrim State and Grey Stone's foetid halls" is a reference to institutions frequented by his mother and Carl Solomon