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Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence College is a private liberal arts college in Yonkers, New York. The college models its approach to education after the Oxford/Cambridge system of one-on-one student-faculty tutorials, which are a key component in all areas of study. Sarah Lawrence emphasizes scholarship in the humanities, performing arts, writing, places high value on independent study. Sarah Lawrence College was established by real-estate mogul William Van Duzer Lawrence on the grounds of his estate in Westchester County and was named in honor of his wife, Sarah Bates Lawrence; the College was intended to provide instruction in the arts and humanities for women. A major component of the College's early curriculum was "productive leisure," wherein students were required to work for eight hours weekly in such fields as modeling, typewriting, applying makeup, gardening, its pedagogy, modeled on the tutorial system of Oxford University, combined independent research projects, individually supervised by the teaching faculty, seminars with low student-to-faculty ratio—a pattern it retains to the present, despite its cost.

Sarah Lawrence was the first liberal arts college in the United States to incorporate a rigorous approach to the arts with the principles of progressive education, focusing on the primacy of teaching and the concentration of curricular efforts on individual needs. Harold Taylor, President of Sarah Lawrence College from 1945 to 1959 influenced the college. Taylor, elected president at age 30, maintained a friendship with educational philosopher John Dewey, worked to employ the Dewey method at Sarah Lawrence. Taylor spent much of his career calling for educational reform in the United States, using the success of Sarah Lawrence as an example of the possibilities of a personalized and rigorous approach to higher education. Sarah Lawrence became a coeducational institution in 1968. Prior to this transition, there were discussions about relocating the school and merging it with Princeton University, but the administration opted to remain independent. In February 2020, Lawrence V. "Larry" Ray, who had resided in his daughter's on-campus apartment from 2010, for two years, after his release from prison, was charged by prosecutors in Manhattan with conspiracy, sex trafficking, forced labor, other related offenses, following nearly 10 years of alleged transgressions with students and former students.

The first president of the college was Marion Coats from 1924 to 1929. She was a friend of Vassar College president Henry MacCracken and of Sarah Lawrence founder William Van Duzer Lawrence. Coats had traditional views of women's role in society that were at odds with her progressive approach to women's education. Cristle Collins Judd was introduced as president in 2017. At the undergraduate level, Sarah Lawrence offers an alternative to traditional majors. Students pursue a wide variety of courses in four different curricular distributions: the Creative Arts. Classes are structured around a seminar-conference system through which students learn in small interactive seminars and private tutorials with professors; each student is assigned to a faculty advisor, known as a "don," who helps the student plan a course of study and provides ongoing academic guidance. Most courses, apart from those in the performing arts, consist of two parts: the seminar, limited to 15 students, conferences, a meeting with a seminar professor.

In these conferences, students develop individual projects that extend the course material and link it to their personal interests. Sarah Lawrence has no required courses, traditional examinations have been supplanted by research papers. Additionally, grades are recorded only for transcript purposes—narrative evaluations are given in lieu of grades; the College sponsors international programs in Florence, at Wadham College, Oxford, at Reid Hall in Paris, at the British American Drama Academy in London. Sarah Lawrence has the longest-running study abroad program in Havana, Cuba. Sarah Lawrence offers Master's-level programs in Writing, the Art of Teaching, Child Development, Theatre and Dance/Movement Therapy and is home to the nation's oldest graduate program in Women's History and the nation's first master's degree programs in Human Genetics and Health Advocacy. Sarah Lawrence offers a program for people wishing to seek a B. A. or a Master have been out of school for any period. Eugene Lang College Exchange Program: In 1996 the college began its exchange program with Eugene Lang College, the undergraduate division of the New School in New York City.

Eugene Lang has particular strengths in the social sciences. Qualified students may cross-register in courses in other divisions of the New School, including the graduate divisions. Students must have completed the first and sophomore years. Qualified students have the opportunity to participate in Lang's exchange program at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Spelman College Exchange Program: Beginning in spring 2007, female SLC students began participating in an exchange program with Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.. Pitzer College Exchange Program California Institute of the Arts Exchange Program Kansai Gaidai University Osaka, Japan Tsuda University (Private Women's

Noel O'Leary

Noel O'Leary is an Irish Gaelic footballer who played as a left wing-back for the Cork senior team. Born in Kilnamartyra, County Cork, O Leary arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of seventeen when he first linked up with the Cork minor team, before joining the under-21 and junior sides, he made his debut in the 2000 National Football League. O'Leary went on to play a key part for over a decade, won one All-Ireland medal, three Munster medals and four National Football League medals, he was an All-Ireland runner-up on two occasions. O'Leary represented the Munster inter-provincial team on one occasion, when he captained the team in an unsuccessful campaign. At club level he plays with Cill na Martra. Throughout his career, O'Leary made 42 championship appearances for Cork, he announced his retirement from inter-county football on 17 October 2013. O'Leary plays his local club football with his local club in Cill na Martra and has enjoyed some success. In 2002 O'Leary enjoyed his first major success with Cill na Martra when he captured a divisional junior football championship winners' medal following a 2–10 to 1–9 victory over Grenagh.

2003 saw. Ballingeary provided the opposition, their near neighbours could not match Cill na Martra's skill. A 0–12 to 1–7 score line gave O'Leary a second divisional winners' medal. Cill na Martra represented their division in the county junior championship, they lined out against Carbery Rangers. A 0–10 to 0–5 score line resulted in defeat for O'Leary's side. O'Leary first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Cork under-16 team, he won a Munster title in this grade before going on to enjoy much more success with the Cork footballers at more advanced grades. By 1999 O'Leary had joined the Cork minor football team, playing corner back for the entire campaign; because of this he collected his first Munster minor winners' medal. Cork trounced Kerry by 2–16 to 1–9 on that occasion, however,'the Rebels' were subsequently defeated in the All-Ireland semi-final. In 2000 O'Leary secured a place in the half-back line on the Cork minor football team and Cork qualified for a second consecutive Munster decider.

That year he won his first provincial winners' medal on the field of play following a 1–13 ro 0–14 defeat of arch-rivals Kerry. Cork qualified for the All-Ireland final, with Mayo providing the opposition. A close game followed, however, at the full-time whistle Cork were the champions by 2–12 to 0–13; the win gave O'Leary an All-Ireland minor winners' medal in his last appearance for Cork in that grade. By 2001 O'Leary was an automatic choice for the Cork under-21 team; that year he won a Munster title in that grade following a 1–12 to 0–8 defeat of Limerick. Cork were subsequently defeated in the All-Ireland semi-final. O'Leary enjoyed no further success with the county under-21 footballers. In 2001, he won All Ireland Championship medals with the Cork Junior team. In 2003 O'Leary made his senior championship debut for Cork.'The Rebels' were trounced by Limerick on that occasion. The year went from bad to worse as Cork crashed out of the championship in the All-Ireland qualifiers. In 2004 O'Leary's side fared no better.

After losing to Kerry in the Munster semi-final Cork had to manoeuvre through the qualifiers again. He subsequently played no part due to injury for the remainder of the championship in an unconvincing victory over Clare, followed by a humiliating 0–18 to 0–12 defeat by Fermanagh. By 2005 the Cork footballers had regrouped and reached the Munster final for the first time in three years. Once again Kerry, the reigning All-Ireland champions, provided the opposition; the game was a close affair, however, O'Leary's side were narrowly defeated by just 1–11 to 0–11. This did not mean the end of Cork's All-Ireland ambitions. After winning their next two games'the Rebels' qualified for an All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Kerry. In an embarrassing game of football for Cork, O'Leary's side were trounced by thirteen points on a score line of 1–19 to 0–9. In 2006 O'Leary played no part in the team's 1–12 to 0–9 defeat of Kerry in the Munster final; the quirks of the championship saw Cork face Kerry again in the subsequent All-Ireland semi-final for the third time in five seasons.

O'Leary played in that game, however, in a similar pattern to previous encounters Cork failed to beat Kerry at Croke Park. A 0–16 to 0–10 score line resulted in Cork being knocked out of the championship. In 2007 Cork were out to atone for their defeats by Kerry the previous year. Both sides met in the provincial decider for the third year in succession. Cork gave a good account of themselves, Kerry could not be beaten and O'Leary's side went down on a 1–15 to 1–13 score line. Cork did well in the subsequent All-Ireland series and qualified for the All-Ireland final after an eight-year absence. There was some doubt over O'Leary's participation in the game as he had been caught on television cameras striking Graham Geraghty in the All-Ireland semi-final against Meath. In the end he was cleared to play, however, in a cruel twist. While the first half was played on an keel,'the Kingdom' ran riot in the second half and a rout ensued. Goalkeeper Alan Quirke came in for much criticism after conceding some easy goals.

At the full-time whistle Cork were trounced by 3–13 to 1–9. In 2008 Cork gained a modicum of revenge on Kerry when the sides met again in that year's Munster final. O'Leary, played no part due to injury in the remarkable 1–16 to 1–11 victory. Both sides met again in the All-Ireland semi-final with OLeary at wing back, after a thrilling draw and a r

John Makransky

John Makransky is an American professor of Buddhism and comparative theology at Boston College and a meditation teacher within the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He practices the meditations of compassion and wisdom from Tibetan traditions and has introduced new ways of bringing these powerful contemplative methods into the secular world of social service and social justice by making them newly accessible to people of all backgrounds and faiths, he has helped Western Buddhists deepen their contemplative experience of presence and loving compassion in the context of engaged practice Makransky has studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism since 1978 under the guidance of Nyingma and Gelug teachers. In 2000 he was installed as a lama in the Tibetan lineage of his first root teacher, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, by Lama Surya Das, he met his second root teacher, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche in 2002, now serves as a senior faculty advisor and lecturer for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's Centre for Buddhist Studies in Bodhanath, Nepal.

Makransky is the guiding meditation teacher of the Foundation for Active Compassion, which provides meditation workshops and retreats not only in Buddhist contemplative settings but in secular settings for social justice activists, social workers, teachers and health care and other helping professionals. These workshops are sponsored by diverse organizations, such as Boston College's Graduate Schools of Social Work and of Theology and Ministry, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Contemplative Mind in Society, the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy, the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, he published a book of contemplative practices and teachings to empower people in relationships, work and social action entitled Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness. Makransky is author of Buddhahood Embodied: Sources of Controversy in India and Tibet, coeditor of Buddhist Theology: Critical Reflections by Contemporary Buddhist Scholars, the author of many articles and essays.

Within the American Academy of Religion, he is co-chair of the Buddhist Theological Reflection Group and a faculty instructor for the AAR’s Summer Seminars on Religious Pluralism and Comparative Theology. In addition, he is senior faculty advisor and lecturer for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's Centre for Buddhist Studies in Nepal, affiliated with Kathmandu University and Rangjung Yeshe Institute, he lives outside of Boston with two sons. Boston College Department of Theology Boston College Comparative Theology Program Center for Buddhist Studies in Nepal Society for Comparative Theology European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies American Academy of Religion / Buddhist Constructive Reflection Group Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies International Association of Buddhist Studies John Makransky: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness John J. Makransky: Buddhahood Embodied: Sources of Controversy in India and Tibet, Publisher: State University of New York Press, ISBN 0-7914-3432-X, ISBN 978-0-7914-3432-1 Articles and essays Quotes Personal website Foundation for Active Compassion website

Kiran Shantaram

Kiran Shantaram is an Indian film personality and former Sheriff of Mumbai. He is the son of V. Jayashree, he is head of Asian Film Foundation. He is the chairman of Prabhat Chitra Mandal, he is the trustee of V. Shantaram trust that owns Plaza cinema, Mumbai and is its general manager, he is the president of The Mercedes Benz Club of India. He is the chairman of Federation of Film Societies of India, he was a jury for the Feature films section of the 43rd National Film Festival, 1996. Shantaram made his debut working as assistant director of the film Navrang.

Ronda Carman

Ronda Rice Carman is an American writer and founder of All the Best: A Passport to Stylish Living, Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living and Ronda Carman Fine Fabrics. All the Best was named as one of ten top design blogs in 2010 Fox News Carman is a contributing writer for New York Social Diary and the Huffington Post. Carman's first book Designers At Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living is published by Rizzoli and was named by Amazon Best Interior Design Book for 2013. In early 2014 Ronda started her own luxury fabric line Ronda Carman Fine Fabrics - Made in Scotland. Ronda Carman was born on April 1970 in Houston, Texas, she graduated in 1988 from William P. Clements High School, where she meet Christopher Carman, attended the University of Houston. In 1993 she married a university professor, with whom she has a son, Mason Carman. In 2005 Carman and her family moved to Glasgow, in 2007 she founded All the Best Blog. Ronda now lives in Houston with Matt Whitaker. All the Best Blog has been noted by media including Fox News, ELLE Decor, House Beautiful, domino magazine, Southern Living, Real Simple, RUE, Home Plus Scotland and numerous regional and international newspapers.

Ronda is the author of Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living, acontributing writer for Huffington Post, New York Social Diary and a reviewer for Mr. & Mrs. Smith Hotel Collections

Alexander Voet the Elder

Alexander Voet the Elder or Alexander Voet I was a Flemish engraver, print artist and publisher. He was one of the leading engravers and publishers in Antwerp in the middle and second half of the 17th century, he operated a large workshop in which sixty to seventy collaborators took care of the entire process of printmaking and publishing. Details about Alexander Voet's early life are scarce, he was born in Antwerp in 1608 or 1613. Nothing is known about Alexander Voet's training; because stylistically his prints are close to the engraving style of the prominent engraver Paulus Pontius some historians have speculated he may have been his pupil. Voet became a member of the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke in 1628, he married Catharina Huybrechts on 28 November 1630. After the death of his first wife, he remarried Sara van der Steen on 9 December 1634, his second wife was the mother of Alexander who became an engraver. His daughter Sara married another prominent Antwerp engraver and publisher. Alexander was active from 1634 in the local chamber of rhetoric "De Violieren".

Voet was successful as engraver and publisher. Around 1665 he employed between 60 and 70 workers who were illuminators, plate cutters, printers etc; this large workshop allowed Voet to carry out the entire printing and publishing activity in his workshop. At his death in 1689 he left a large collection of artworks including paintings and drawings by leading Antwerp artists of his age such as Rubens, van Dyck and Adriaen Brouwer as well as by artists from the 16th century, his pupils included his son Alexander, Alexander Goetiers, Adriaen Lommelin, Edouard van Ordonie, Franciscus van der Steen, Renier Manteler, Gillis de Mesmaker and Pieter Maepeye. Alexander Voet operated a large workshop. Many works that name him as the author were produced by assistants in his workshop rather than Voet himself. There is some confusion as to whether certain works are to be attributed to Alexander Voet the Elder or his son the Alexander the Younger. Alexander Voet was active as a reproductive artist who made prints after the works of contemporary Antwerp masters such as Rubens, van Dyck, Erasmus Quellinus the Younger, Cornelis de Vos and others.

An example is the Card Players, an engraving after Cornelis de Vos' original, now in the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. Stylistically this print is close to the engraving style of Paulus Pontius in its sharpness, he further published and may have engraved some plates of two series of prints after designs by Cornelis de Wael, one on the five senses and one on the four seasons. Melchior Hamers and Willem Peeters were the principal engravers for these sets. In addition, he worked on many of the devotional publications of the Catholic monastic orders, in particular the Jesuits and Dominicans, he produced plates for the frontispieces and illustration of various other publications. An example is the frontispiece, which he cut after a design by Rubens for the 1633 publication'Theoremata de centro grauitatis partium circuli et ellipsis' by the Flemish Jesuit and mathematician Jean-Charles della Faille. Media related to Alexander Voet the Elder at Wikimedia Commons