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Stuart Dreyfus

A native of Terre Haute, Stuart E. Dreyfus is Professor Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department. While at the Rand Corporation he was a programmer of the JOHNNIAC computer. While at Rand he coauthored Applied Dynamic Programming with Richard Bellman. Following that work, he was encouraged to pursue a Ph. D. which he completed in applied mathematics at Harvard University in 1964, on the calculus of variations. In 1962, Dreyfus simplified the Dynamic Programming-based derivation of backpropagation using only the chain rule, he coauthored Mind Over Machine with his brother Hubert Dreyfus in 1986. Prof. Homepage of Stuart Dreyfus at UC Berkeley Dreyfus, Stuart E.. The art and theory of dynamic programming, Academic Press, ISBN 978-0-12-221860-6

Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1970 to 2011. Between 1986 and 1989 the award was presented as the Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance. In 2012 the award was discontinued in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012, the best instrumental performances in the country category were shifted to either the Best Country Solo Performance or Best Country Duo/Group Performance categories, both newly formed. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year. Grammy Awards of 2011 Marty Stuart for Hummingbyrd Grammy Awards of 2010 Steve Wariner for Producer's Medley Grammy Awards of 2009 Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert & Steve Wariner for "Cluster Pluck" Grammy Awards of 2008 Brad Paisley for "Throttleneck" Grammy Awards of 2007 Bryan Sutton & Doc Watson for "Whiskey Before Breakfast" Grammy Awards of 2006 Alison Krauss & Union Station for "Unionhouse Branch" Grammy Awards of 2005 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featuring Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Vassar Clements & Jerry Douglas for "Earl's Breakdown" Grammy Awards of 2004 Alison Krauss & Union Station for "Cluck Old Hen" Grammy Awards of 2003 Dixie Chicks for "Lil' Jack Slade" Grammy Awards of 2002 Jerry Douglas, Vince Gill, Albert Lee, Steve Martin, Leon Russell, Earl Scruggs, Gary Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Paul Shaffer & Marty Stuart for "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" Grammy Awards of 2001 Alison Brown & Béla Fleck for "Leaving Cottondale" Grammy Awards of 2000 Tommy Allsup, Asleep at the Wheel, Floyd Domino, Larry Franklin, Vince Gill & Steve Wariner for "Bob's Breakdowns" Grammy Awards of 1999 Vince Gill & Randy Scruggs for "A Soldier's Joy" Grammy Awards of 1998 Alison Krauss & Union Station for "Little Liza Jane" Grammy Awards of 1997 Chet Atkins for "Jam Man" Grammy Awards of 1996 Asleep at the Wheel, Béla Fleck & Johnny Gimble for "Hightower" Grammy Awards of 1995 Chet Atkins for "Young Thing" Grammy Awards of 1994 Asleep at the Wheel, Chet Atkins, Eldon Shamblin, Johnny Gimble, Marty Stuart, Reuben "Lucky Oceans" Gosfield & Vince Gill for "Red Wing" Grammy Awards of 1993 Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed for Sneakin' Around Grammy Awards of 1992 Mark O'Connor for The New Nashville Cats Grammy Awards of 1991 Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler for "So Soft, Your Goodbye" Grammy Awards of 1990 Randy Scruggs for "Amazing Grace" Grammy Awards of 1989 Asleep at the Wheel for "Sugarfoot Rag" Grammy Awards of 1988 Asleep at the Wheel for "String of Pars" Grammy Awards of 1987 Ricky Skaggs for "Raisin' the Dickins" Grammy Awards of 1986 Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler for "Cosmic Square Dance" Grammy Awards of 1985 Ricky Skaggs for "Wheel Hoss" Grammy Awards of 1984 New South for "Fireball" Grammy Awards of 1983 Roy Clark for "Alabama Jubilee" Grammy Awards of 1982 Chet Atkins for Country After All These Years Grammy Awards of 1981 Gilley's Urban Cowboy Band for "Orange Blossom Special/Hoedown" Grammy Awards of 1980 Doc Watson & Merle Watson for "Big Sandy/Leather Britches" Grammy Awards of 1979 Asleep at the Wheel for "One O'Clock Jump" Grammy Awards of 1978 Hargus "Pig" Robbins for Country Instrumentalist of the Year Grammy Awards of 1977 Chet Atkins & Les Paul for Chester and Lester Grammy Awards of 1976 Chet Atkins for "The Entertainer" Grammy Awards of 1975 Chet Atkins & Merle Travis for The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show Grammy Awards of 1974 Steve Mandell & Eric Weissberg for "Dueling Banjos" Grammy Awards of 1973 Charlie McCoy for Charlie McCoy/The Real McCoy Grammy Awards of 1972 Chet Atkins for "Snowbird" Grammy Awards of 1971 Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed for Me & Jerry Grammy Awards of 1970 The Nashville Brass & Danny Davis for The Nashville Brass Featuring Danny Davis Play More Nashville Sounds

Barbara Risman

Barbara Risman is Professor and Head of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Barbara J. Risman was born on 20 July 1956 in Massachusetts to an immigrant Jewish family. Risman’s grandparents fled antisemitism in Europe and immigrated to the United States in the early 20th century, she grew up in a multi-generational extended family home with grandparents and cousins as well as her parents and three siblings. An early experience of sexual discrimination occurred at her bat mitzvah in 1968. At that time, only boys were permitted to read from the Torah. Professor Risman has been interested in gender inequality since that first “click.” She earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology and Women's Studies from Northwestern University in 1976, her Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of Washington in 1983. Professor Risman joined the Department of Sociology at North Carolina State University in 1984, she was the founding director of the NCSU Women's Studies program from 1989 to 1993. In 2006, she became Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Trento in Italy, the Free University in Amsterdam. Professor Risman was elected as Vice-President of the American Sociological Association. From January - March 2018 she was a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study based at Durham University, affiliated with St Mary's College, she is president of the Board of the Council of Contemporary Families, a non-profit, non-partisan organization of family scholars and practitioners dedicated to providing the press and public with the latest research and best-practice findings about families. She has served as Co-Chair and Executive Director of the Council on Contemporary Families, president of Sociologists for Women in Society, a member of the Executive Council of the American Sociological Association, she is incoming president of the Southern Sociological Society. A major career contribution is Risman's theory of gender as a social structure, her book, Gender Vertigo: American Families in Transition is an early presentation of this theory.

In this monograph, Risman introduces a theoretical framework that conceptualizes gender as a social structure, comprising three distinct but interlocking levels – individual and institutional. Risman argues that it is the recursive relationship between all three levels that constructs and perpetuates gender inequalities in society; the monograph includes research on single fathers as parents, how baby boom women balance work and family, egalitarian couples. In her forthcoming book, Professor Risman traces the history of ideas and development of the use of gender in sociological theory and analysis, she offers her own feminist theory of gender as a social structure. This is a major revision of her argument about how social change towards gender equality might occur with far more attention to cultural issues; the book provides elaboration of how gender is constructed and sometimes deconstructed at the individual and institutional levels. She illustrates the use of efficacy of her theoretical argument with three different research studies: The first study is based on life history interviews with young people ages 18 and 30 about the meaning of gender in their lives.

The second study is based on a major national survey of college students, as well as nearly 100 interviews with University of Illinois at Chicago students about sexuality. The third study is an analysis of the effectiveness of major federal grants to universities to do "gender transformation" projects; the book concludes with a utopian vision for a society. Numerous studies have drawn on Professor Risman's theoretical framework of gender as a social structure; these include, but are not limited to, analyses of double standards in hooking up, men's talk about home cooking, involvement in gay and lesbian rights activism, sexual violence on college campuses, the “ex-gay” movement, gendered migration, the division of housework and child care, how society can move toward greater gender equality. Barbara Risman's numerous awards include the Sociologists for Women in Society Feminist Lecturer Award in 2003, the Southern Sociological Society Katherine Belle-Boone Jocher Award for lifetime contributions to the study of gender in 2005, the SWS Feminist Mentoring Award in 2007, the American Sociological Association Award for the Public Understanding of Sociology in 2011.

Most she was named among the "100 Women that Mattered" at North Carolina State University. Risman, Barbara J.. Gender in intimate relationships: a microstructural approach. Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth Pub. Co. ISBN 9780534096908. Risman, Barbara J.. Feminist foundations: toward transforming sociology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN 9780761907862. Risman, Barbara J.. Gender vertigo: American families in transition. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300072150. Risman, Barbara J.. Families as they are. New York: W. W. Norton. ISBN 9780393932782. Second edition forthcoming in 2014. Risman, Barbara J.. "Can men "mother"? Life as a single father". Family Relations. 35: 95–102. Doi:10.2307/584288. JSTOR 584288. Risman, Barbara J.. "Intimate relationships from a microstructural perspective: men who mother". Gender and Society. 1: 6–32. Doi:10.1177/089124387001001002. Risman, Barba

Kang Ki-sop

Kang Ki-sop was a North Korean politician. He was the Director of North Korea's General Administration of Civil Aviation, was an alternate member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, he died in January 2017. He was appointed Director-General of the General Civil Aviation Administration in 2010. In September 2010, he was elected an alternate member of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea. In April 2009, he became a delegate to the 12th session of the Supreme People's Assembly, he was a delegate to the 13th session of the SPA in 2014. Kang served as a member of the national mourning committee upon the death of Kim Jong-il in December 2011. Korea Institute for National Unification biographical information for key North Korean figures, 2010


Opisthothylax is a monotypic frog genus in the family Hyperoliidae. The sole species is Opisthothylax immaculatus known as the gray-eyed frog, it is found in southern Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, western Republic of Congo, southwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It might be present in the Cabinda Enclave of Angola and in the Central African Republic. Adult males measure 30–33 mm in snout–vent length; the dorsal colouration is orange to yellowish. In most individuals, there are two dark occipital spots; the ventral surfaces of the body and limbs are light yellow. The pupil is the iris light golden yellow. There is no visible tympanum; the skin is warty. The toe discs are expanded. Males have a non-distensible vocal sac, its natural habitats are undisturbed rainforests. It is an arboreal frog found high up in the foliage, it lays its eggs in a foam nest attached to leaves above slow-flowing streams—the only species to do so within the family Hyperoliidae. The tadpoles drop to the water after hatching.

Opisthothylax immaculatus is a widespread species. Habitat loss is a threat to it, it occurs in the Korup National Park in Cameroon also in other protected areas