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Seattle University

Seattle University is a private Jesuit university in Seattle, Washington. SU is the largest independent university in the Northwest US, with over 7,500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. In 1891, Adrian Sweere, S. J. took over a small parish near downtown Seattle at Madison. At first, the school was named after the surrounding Immaculate Conception parish and did not offer higher education. In 1898, the school was named Seattle College after both the city and Chief Seattle, it granted its first bachelor's degrees 11 years later; the school served as both a high school and college. From 1919 to 1931, the college moved to Interlaken Blvd, but in 1931 it returned to First Hill permanently. In 1931, Seattle College created a "night school" for women, though admitting women was controversial at the time. In 1948, Seattle College changed its name to Seattle University, under Father Albert A. Lemieux, S. J. In 1993, the Seattle University School of Law was established through purchase of the Law School from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, the School of Law moved to the Seattle campus in 1999.

In 2009, SU completed its largest capital campaign, raising $169 million. This led to investment in the scholarship fund, academic programs and professorships, a fitness complex, an arts center, the $56 million Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, completed in fall 2010. Seattle University has a 50-acre campus in the city's First Hill neighborhood, east of downtown Seattle; the SU campus has been recognized by the city of Seattle and EPA for its commitment to sustainability through pesticide-free grounds, a food waste compost facility and energy conservation program. The Chapel of St. Ignatius on campus, designed by New York architect Steven Holl, won a national Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1998. At night the chapel sends beacons of multi-colored lights out onto the campus; the campus includes numerous works by well-known artists: the Centennial Fountain by Seattle artist George Tsutakawa. Undergraduate enrollment in 2014 showed some ethnic diversity: 55.7% White, 23.4% Asian, 11.0% Hispanic, 10.7% Other, 4.5% Black, 3.3% Pacific Islander, 1.6% Native American.

The Lemieux Library was founded in 1991. As of 2011 it subscribed to 1,604 periodicals, it is a member of the American Theological Library Association. Seattle University offers 61 bachelor's degree programs, 31 graduate degree programs, 27 certificate programs, plus law school and a doctoral program in education; the university consists of nine colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Albers School of Business and Economics, the College of Education, the School of Law, Matteo Ricci College, the College of Nursing, the College of Science and Engineering, the School of New and Continuing Studies, the School of Theology and Ministry. A Seattle University education is estimated to cost $150,000, although much of this is covered by financial aid. Seattle University's Albers School of Business and Economics, started in 1945, was named after the Albers family. George and Eva Albers were frequent donors including Eva's bequest of $3 million to the school in 1971, their daughter, alumna Genevieve Albers, has made several bequests including a sponsored professorship.

In 1967, the business school added an MBA program. BusinessWeek ranked Albers's Part-time MBA Program #25 in the nation and the undergraduate program in the top 50 in 2010. Both the Leadership Executive MBA Program and the part-time MBA Program are recognized among the Top 25 in their categories by "U. S. News & World Report's 2010 America's Best Graduate Schools." US News ranks the Albers School among the top 10% of undergraduate business schools nationwide. The Albers School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; the Seattle University College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and largest undergraduate and graduate college affiliated with Seattle University. The college offers 41 undergraduate majors, 36 undergraduate minors, six graduate degrees, one post-graduate certificate, its graduate program in psychology is one of the few schools in the country to focus on existential phenomenology as a therapeutic method. Seattle University Communications Department offers Strategic Communications and Communication Studies majors, as well as internship opportunities.

The Matteo Ricci College was founded in 1973 and named after Italian Jesuit missionary, Matteo Ricci. The program allows high school students from the affiliated Seattle Preparatory School and other area high schools to graduate with a bachelor's degree in humanities or teaching after as little as three years in high school and three years in college, it provides students the opportunity to obtain a second bachelor's degree in any other discipline with one additional year of study. The Seattle University School of Law is most diverse in the Pacific Northwest, it was founded in 1972 as part of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. In 1993 the University of Puget Sound and Seattle University agreed on a transfer of the law school to Seattle University; the 2019 U. S. News & World Report Law School rankings lists the school at number 122 in the nation overall, adding that the school has the number one legal writing program in the nation as well as top-20 rankings for its part-time program and its clini

Ferdinando Cospi

Marchese Ferdinando Cospi was a Bolognese nobleman who acquired a large collection of natural curiosities, donated for the use of scholars to the city of Bologna in 1657. Ferdinando Cospi was born in Bologna in son of Constance de'Medici and Vincenzo Cospi, his father belonged to an ancient Bolognese family. In December 1601, Vincenzo Cospi was involved in a fight. Sentenced to death, he fled to Florence, he was befriended by the future Grand Duke Ferdinando I. In August 1604 Vincenzo Cospi married a great-granddaughter of Cardinal Alessandro Ottaviano de' Medici, who the next year was Pope Leo XI before dying in office. Vincenzo Cospi was pardoned, in 1606 was in Bologna, where Ferdinando Cospi was born. In 1610 Vincenzo was involved in another fight, this time bloodless, but was again forced to flee to Florence. Here, at the age of eight, Ferdinando Cospi became a page of Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. In 1616 he joined the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen, but so he would not have to serve on a galley he was made a page of the grand master, the Grand Duke, who brought him up with his children.

When Cosimo II died in 1621, Ferdinando II promoted Cospi to a page of the black livery, took him to live in the Palazzo Vecchio. Cospi’s father died in Bologna in 1624, he inherited the family property and position, he became the representative of the Grand Duke Ferdinando II in Bologna. This involved formal diplomatic services and attendance at ceremonies, he mediated between the Bolognese and Tuscan authorities, promoted trade and the interests of Florence in Bologna. He helped the Medicis to obtain the services of Bolognese artists. In 1637 Cospi married Smeralda di Annibale Banzi, they had just one daughter, although Cospi was said to have had a child in Florence whom the Granduchess Vittoria della Rovere accepted as one of her court ladies. As the value of his services increased, the Grand Duke increased Cospi’s salary and in 1641 made him bailiff of Arezzo within the Order of St. Stephen. In 1643 Cospi escorted the new Cardinal Giancarlo de' Medici to Rome to receive his cap. In 1646 he undertook a mission to Milan to pay respects on behalf of the Grand Duke to the new governor, Bernardino Fernández de Velasco, 6th Duke of Frías.

Two years he was given the hereditary title of Marquis of Petriolo. On 9 May 1650 he became a senator of Bologna; the next year he made another trip for the Cardinal Giancarlo de' Medici to pay his respects to Mariana of Austria, the new Queen of Spain. In 1664, 1665 and 1672 he was Gonfaloniere of Bologna. In 1673 Cospi continued to take part in public life, he was buried in San Petronio in the family chapel. On 28 June 1660 Cospi donated his museum to the Senate, it seems that Tatto had compiled a short printed catalog of the collection. In 1667 Cospi printed, at his expense, a full description of the ‘’Museo Cospiano’’ in five volumes; the first two described the natural history specimens and the last three covered the archaeological objects. A picture of the "Cabinet of Curiosities" has been preserved, it includes natural specimens as well as some man-made specimens of fictitious animals such as a winged fish and a Hippocampus, half horse and half fish. In the picture, the bust of Dante Alighieri forms the centerpiece of the collection.

Below and to its right is the dwarf Sebastiano Biavati, a living member of his collection, Cospi himself stands to the right. The collection was combined with a collection made by Ulisse Aldrovandi. In 1743 the Academy of Sciences of Bologna Institute obtained the donation of this collection, the Naturalia Museum. Citations Sources Museo Cospiano... descrizione di Lorenzo Legati - digital facsimile from the Linda Hall Library

Leonardo Cilaurren

Leonardo Cilaurren Uriarte was a Spanish international footballer who played professionally as a midfielder in Spain, Argentina and Mexico between 1929 and 1945. Born in Bilbao in the Basque Country, Cilaurren played club football in Spain for Arenas Club de Getxo and Athletic Bilbao prior to the Spanish Civil War. With Athletic, he won the Copa del Rey in 1933 and La Liga in 1933–34 before his career was interrupted by the conflict. During the 1938–39 season, he played for Club Deportivo Euzkadi in the Mexican league. In 1939 he joined River Plate in Argentina, he played for CA Peñarol of Uruguay before returning to Mexico in 1943 where he played for Real Club España and was part of the team that won the League title in 1943–44, the Mexican Cup in 1944–45 and two editions of the Mexican Super Cup in 1944 and 1945. Cilaurren earned 14 caps for the Spanish national side between 1931 and 1935, participated at the 1934 FIFA World Cup. From 1937 to 1939 he was part of the Basque Country national football team which toured Europa and the Americas. BDFA Specific Leonardo Cilaurren at BDFutbol Leonardo Cilaurren at Athletic Bilbao

Koffi Djidji

Lévy Koffi Djidji is a professional footballer, who plays as a defender for Italian Serie A club Torino. Born in France, Djidji represents the Ivory Coast national football team. Born in Bagnolet, Djidji started his career in the youth team of his hometown club AJN Bagnolet. In the spring of 2006, he signed with Saint-Herblain Olympique Club. In summer 2007, at the age of fifteen, he moved to the under-18 team of Ligue 1 side FC Nantes, being promoted to the reserve team one year for the 2008–09 season, he played in his first three years for the reserve team in ten games in the CFA 2 Groupe G. On 4 August 2012, he played his senior debut in the Ligue 2 for Nantes against Nimes Olympique, he scored his first goal in Ligue 1 against Montpellier on 22 March 2014, in a 2–1 win for Nantes over Montpellier. On 17 August 2018, Djidji joined the Italian Serie A club Torino on loan with an option to buy. Djidji was raised in France to an Ivorian father and a French mother, he received a callup to the Ivory Coast national football team for their friendly 0–0 tie against Hungary.

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Big Sir (comics)

Big Sir is a fictional DC Comics character. He first appeared in The Flash #338. Big Sir made his live appearance on the fourth season of The Flash played by Bill Goldberg; this version is an ally to Barry Allen while he is in prison. Born Dufus P. Ratchett, he had a malformed brain gland that caused him to grow to incredible proportions but left him mentally handicapped, he was abducted from his Central City Breedmore Mental Hospital home by the Rogues who equipped him with a high-tech suit of armor created by the Monitor. This suit was armored, could fly, included a powerful energy flail. However, it made him susceptible to telepathic suggestion. Big Sir was told that the Flash had just beaten upon the Rogues Gallery and to make matters worse, he had hurt a mouse. Enraged, Big Sir ambushed the Flash, at the time on trial in Central City for the murder of Professor Zoom; the dim-witted Sir managed to strike the Flash in the head with his energy flail causing the hero horrific facial injuries. With the last of his strength, Flash managed to run to Gorilla City, where his injuries were healed by Solovar and a simian medical team.

Returning to Central City, the Flash managed to subdue Big Sir and took him back to Gorilla City where their super-science corrected his mental deficiencies. After his treatment, Ratchet's IQ was near genius level and he became a respected member of society; when he returned as a part of the Injustice League, his intelligence had returned to its prior low levels. No explanation for this has been given; the team, led by Major Disaster, survived due to bizarre luck that saved their lives and their freedom, but their dignity. Big Sir and his friends attempt to learn the French language but this ends badly because the Justice League Europe ended up being in the same class. A fight broke out; this involves Big Sir meeting Wally West. Big Sir and Major Disaster by themselves broke the bank at the unofficial Club Justice League, quite to much chaos and confusion; this confusion was further enhanced by the Club having been built on a sentient island, Kooey Kooey Kooey, who chose the time of the incident to go traveling.

The Injustice League once became Justice League Antarctica. There, Big Sir encountered flesh-eating penguins and had his life saved by the canine Green Lantern, G'nort; the entire Antarctica base was destroyed in a battle with the flesh-eating penguins. Though the Justice League of America had to intervene, G'nort did save the lives of his teammates. Around this time, Big Sir and the Injustice League participated in an attempt to con a cult leader out of his fortune. After the fiasco with the Justice League Antarctica, he was fired by Maxwell Lord with full benefits and a month's pay, along with all his friends; this measure of respect prompted a visit to Max in Justice League Of America #53, the first part of the Breakdowns crossover. Max was in the hospital after a brutal assassination attempt. There, Big Sir accidentally injured four police officers when he wanted to remove their guns. This, combined with a panicking nurse, caused the room to be surrounded by police, who believe Max to be in danger.

The Martian Manhunter uses his invisibility to spy on the group. He decided to leave them there. Big Sir joined the Suicide Squad in return for a pardon, along with most of his Injustice League friends, they are sent in to deal with a terroristic/hostage situation on a small island owned by the country of Iceland. The problems stemmed from a mad scientist becoming obsessed with an evolutionary advanced life form. Big Sir encounters a genetically engineered biological form in shape of a small child; when he picks it up, thinking it is a real child, it explodes in his arms. He is killed instantly. However, since other members of the team who were thought to have been killed were shown to have survived, it is still within possibility that Big Sir did as well, though he has not as yet made any further appearances. Although Big Sir's strength levels would not be considered superhuman, he did possess raw physical power greater than that of a normal human being, he has an electronic flail that emits spikes of pure energy or a steady stream of energy able to propel Ratchett through the air.

Ratchett's helmet emits "telepathic noise". A version of Big Sir appears in The Flash, played by Bill Goldberg, he is a man of normal intelligence in Iron Heights Prison, indebted to Henry Allen, saves Barry from an attack by several other inmates. This version's real name is David P. Ratchett. Flash Vol. 1 #338: "The Revenge of the Rogues" Flash Vol. 1 #339: "Warday" Flash Vol. 1 #340: "Reach Out and Waste Somebody" Flash Vol. 1 #341: "Trial and Tribulation" Flash Vol. 1 #342: "Smash-Up" Crisis on Infinite Earths #5: "Worlds in Limbo" Justice League International Vol. 1 #23: "Gross Injustice" Justice League Europe #6: "No More Teachers' Dirty Looks...?!" Justice League America #34: "Club JLI" Justice League America #35: "Lifeboat" Justice League America #53: "Breakdowns Part 1" Justice League America Annual #4: "What's Black and White and Black and White and Bl" Justice League Quarterly #4: "The Sunnie Caper" Justice League Europe #49: "Red Winter 5: Hard Ground" Justice League Europe #50: "Red Winter 6: The Ice Breaks" Outsiders Vol. 2 #9: "Breakout" Suicide Squad Vol. 2 #1: "Almost a Good Idea" Big Sir at DC Comics Wiki Big Sir at

GCK Lions

Grasshopper Club Küsnacht Lions known as GCK Lions is a Swiss professional ice hockey team founded in 1932. They are playing in the Swiss League, Switzerland's second tier ice hockey division; the home arena is KEK Küsnacht. The team has won one Swiss Championships, in 1966, as well as two championships in the Swiss second division, in 1946 and 1963; the name of GCK is derived from "Grasshopper Club Zürich" and "SC Küsnacht" — two sports clubs which merged to form GCK. The GCK Lions are the farmteam of the ZSC Lions. National League Championship: 1966 NLB Championship: 1946, 1963 Swiss Cup: 1966 GCK Lions official website