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Shirley Ann Jackson

Shirley Ann Jackson, is an American physicist, the eighteenth president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is the first African-American woman to have earned a doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she is the second African-American woman in the United States to earn a doctorate in physics. In 2014, she was awarded the National Medal of Science. Jackson was born in Washington, DC, her parents and George Jackson valued education and encouraged her in school. Her father helped her on her interest in science by helping her with projects for her science classes. At Roosevelt Senior High School, Jackson attended accelerated programs in both math and science, graduated in 1964 as valedictorian. Jackson began classes at MIT in 1964, one of fewer than twenty African-American students and the only one studying theoretical physics. While a student, she did volunteer work at Boston City Hospital and tutored students at the Roxbury YMCA, she earned her B. S. degree in 1968, writing her thesis on solid-state physics.

Jackson elected to stay at MIT for her doctoral work, in part to encourage more African American students to attend the institution. She worked on elementary particle theory, received her Ph. D. degree in nuclear physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate degree from MIT. Her research was directed by a professor in the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics. Jackson is the second African-American woman in the United States to earn a doctorate in physics. In 2002, Discover magazine recognized her as one of the 50 most important women in science; as a postdoctoral researcher of subatomic particles during the 1970s, Jackson studied and conducted research at a number of physics laboratories in both the United States and Europe. Her first position was as a research associate at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois where she studied hadrons. In 1974 she became a visiting scientist at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland.

There she explored theories of interacting elementary particles. In 1976 and 1977, she both lectured in physics at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and became a visiting scientist at the Aspen Center for Physics. At one time her research focused on Landau–Ginsburg theories of charge density waves in layered compounds, has studied two-dimensional Yang-Mills gauge theories and neutrino reactions. Jackson has described her interests thus: I am interested in the electronic, optical and transport properties of novel semiconductor systems. Of special interest are the behavior of magnetic polarons in semimagnetic and dilute magnetic semiconductors, the optical response properties of semiconductor quantum-wells and superlattices. My interests include quantum dots, mesoscopic systems, the role of antiferromagnetic fluctuations in correlated 2D electron systems. In 1995 President Bill Clinton appointed Jackson to serve as Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, becoming the first woman and first African American to hold that position.

At the NRC, she had "ultimate authority for all NRC functions pertaining to an emergency involving an NRC licensee". In addition, while Jackson served on the commission she assisted in the establishment of the International Nuclear Regulators Association. Jackson joined the Theoretical Physics Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1976, examining the fundamental properties of various materials, she began her time at Bell Labs by studying materials to be used in the semiconductor industry. In 1978, Jackson became part of the Scattering and Low Energy Physics Research Department, in 1988 she moved to the Solid State and Quantum Physics Research Department. At Bell Labs, Jackson researched the optical and electronic properties of two-dimensional and quasi-two dimensional systems. In her research, Jackson has made contributions to the knowledge of charged density waves in layered compounds, polaronic aspects of electrons in the surface of liquid helium films, optical and electronic properties of semiconductor strained-layer superlattices.

On these topics and others she collaborated on over 100 scientific articles. Jackson served on the faculty at Rutgers University in Piscataway and New Brunswick, New Jersey from 1991 to 1995, in addition to continuing to consult with Bell Labs on semiconductor theory, her research during this time focused on the electronic and optical properties of two-dimensional systems. Although some sources mistakenly claim that Jackson conducted scientific research while working at Bell Laboratories that enabled others to invent the portable fax, touch-tone telephone, solar cells, fiber optic cables, the technology behind caller ID and call waiting, Jackson herself makes no such claim. Moreover, these telecommunications advancements predated her arrival at Bell Labs in 1976, with these six specifically-enumerated inventions occurring by others in the time frame between 1954 and 1970. On July 1, 1999, Jackson became the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she was the first woman and first African American.

Since her appointment to president of RPI, Jackson has helped raise over $1 billion in donations for philanthropic causes. Jackson is leading a strategic initiative called The Rensselaer Plan and much progress has been made towards achieving the Plan's goals, she has overseen a large capital improvement campaign, including the construction of an Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center costing $200 million, the East Campus Athletic Village. She enjoys the ongoing support of the RPI Board of Trustees. On April 26, 2006, the facul

Hōkago Play

Hōkago Play is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rendou Kurosaki. The manga follow various couples in Japan who spend their free time playing and talking about video games and how their relationships progress in 4koma style; the manga is serialized in Dengeki PlayStation since October 26, 2007. As of January 2018, 8 tankōbon volumes have been published by Dengeki Comics. In March 2010, a drama CD was released by Geneon Entertainment. Girlfriend Voiced by: Shizuka Itō A high school girl, she comes to his apartment after school. She is fairly aggressive when it comes to her boyfriend and kicks at him whenever she's in a bad mood or wronged, but is exceptionally meek when it comes to actual romancing like hugging and kissing, she is the postergirl for the series. She enjoys fighting games the most. Boyfriend Voiced by: Takuma Terashima A high school boy, he participates in no after school activities and the majority of his interactions with Kanojo are at his place. Much like Kanojo he is quite bashful himself when it comes to the romantic parts of their relationship.

Written and drawn by Rendou Kurosaki, the Hōkago Play manga series is serialized ASCII Media Works' Dengeki PlayStation. It has been serialized since its premiere in Dengeki PlayStation's October 2007 issue. In March 2010, a Drama CD was released by Geneon; the CD covers most of the content in the first volume of the manga, with Shizuka Itō voicing Kanojo and Takuma Terashima voicing Kareshi

Meno Haas

Meno Haas aka Johann Meno Haas was a German-born copperplate engraver, miniaturist and painter. He was the brother of George and Peter Haas, father of Jean Meno Haas. Meno was the student of the engraver Jonas Haas, he trained under Johann Georg Preisler at the Academy of Copenhagen Haas was only a year old when his family moved to Copenhagen. There he spent much time at the Academy, listening to his father and Johan Martin Preisler's teaching. In 1778 he became an engraver attached to the University. In 1782 he went to Paris, moving there with his younger brother Johan-Jakob-Georg Haas, another engraver. There he worked under Nicolas de Launay. In 1786 he accepted a commission to copy art works in the Berlin Gallery and became a member of the Academy of Berlin in 1793. Haas worked for a number of booksellers, his wife, Birgitte Cathrine born Hortulan, was the fifth of the Holberg actor Marcus Ulsøe Hortulan's seven children. "Icones plantarum selectarum Horti Regii Botanici Berolinensis cum descriptionibus et colendi ratione" – H.

F. Link & F. Otto "Descriptionum et iconum rariores et pro maxima parte novas plantas illustrantium.conscriptus a Christiano Friis" – Rottbøll, Christen Friis. Abildgaard, Nicolai. Haas, Georg. Haas, Meno. Crown Prince Frederik and his companion at play, after Peter Cramer and John Mandelberg Illustrations and vignettes for Carsten Niebuhr's: "Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien", 1774–76 Illustrations and vignettes for Pehr Forsskål's "Icones Rerum Naturalium", 1776 Portrait of Otto Friedrich Müller, after Cornelius Høyer Lorenz Spengler, after Cornelius Høyer Engraving of members of the royal house, including Crown Prince Frederik after Cornelius Høyer Anne Colbiørnsen, after Erik Pauelsen Rolf Krake, the legendary Danish king, his men, after Erik Pauelsen "Hagar's Repudiation", after Anthonisz Flinck The German federal princes, after Bernhard Rode Frederick I of Prussia, after Christian Horneman His queen Louise, after H. Plötz Danish actor Hans Christian Knudsen, after Jens Juel Frederick II on horseback, after L. Wolf Christian Vilhelm Duntzfelt, the Danish merchant, after Christian Horneman