The University of Calcutta, informally known as Calcutta University, is a collegiate public state university located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It was established on 24 January 1857, was one of the first institutions in Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary and Western-style university. Within India it is recognized as a "Five-Star University" and accredited "A" Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council. University of Calcutta was awarded the status of "Centre with Potential for Excellence In Particular Area"and "University with potential for excellence" by the UGC; the university has a total of fourteen campuses spread over the city of its suburbs. As of 2012, 136 colleges are affiliated to it; the university has secured the fifth position among the Universities of India in the prestigious "Indian University Ranking 2019" list, released by the NIRF of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Its alumni and faculty include several heads of state, heads of government, social reformers, prominent artists, only academy award winner and Dirac medal winner in India, many Fellows of the Royal Society and five Nobel laureates as of 2019, highest in South Asia.
The university has the highest number of students who have cleared the doctoral entrance eligibility exam in Natural Science & Arts conducted by Government of India's National Eligibility Test to become eligible to pursue research with a full scholarship awarded by the Government of India. University of Calcutta is a member of United Nations Academic Impact; the Calcutta University Act came into force on 24 January 1857 and a 41-member Senate was formed as the policy-making body of the university. The land for the establishment of this university was given by Maharaja Maheshwar Singh Bahadur, a Maharaja of Darbhanga; when the university was first established it had a catchment area covering the area from Lahore to Rangoon, Ceylon, the largest of any Indian university. Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was the Vice-Chancellor for four consecutive two-year terms and a fifth two-year term. Five Nobel laureates were associated with this university: Ronald Ross. Rabindra Nath Tagore, C. V. Raman, Amartya Sen and Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee.
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee was conferred the honorary Doctor of Letters Degree by Calcutta University. The current university seal is the modified version of the sixth seal; the motto Advancement of Learning has remained the same through the seal's transitions. The university has a total of 14 campuses spread over the city of its suburbs; the major campuses are the Central Campus in College Street, Rashbehari Shiksha Prangan in Rajabazar, Taraknath Palit Shiksha Prangan in Ballygunge and Sahid Khudiram Siksha Prangan in Alipore. Other campuses include the Hazra Road Campus, the University Press and Book Depot, the B. T. Road Campus, the Viharilal College of Home Science Campus, the University Health Service, the Haringhata Campus, the Dhakuria Lakes and the University Ground and Tent at Maidan. Asutosh Siksha Prangan is the main campus of the university. Located on College Street, is spread over a small area of 2.7 acres. Rashbihari Siksha Prangan is, located on Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road in Rajabazar, established in 1914, houses several scientific and technological departments, including pure and applied chemistry and applied physics, applied mathematics, physiology and molecular biology, others.
Taraknath Siksha Prangan on Ballygunge Circular Road in the southern part of the city, houses the departments of agriculture, biochemistry, botany, statistics, neuroscience, marine science and most notably geology, among others.<, ref name="cu5"/> And Department of Jute and Fibre Technology. Known as the Institute of Jute Technology. Sahid Khudiram Siksha Prangan known as Alipore Campus, located at Alipore is the Humanities campus of the University. Departments of History, Ancient Indian History & Culture, Islamic History & Culture, South & Southeast Asian Studies, Political Science, Business Management are situated on this campus. Department of Museology, housed on this campus is a valuable department of the University as well as any universities in India; the university is building a campus, known as "Technology Campus" or "Tech Campus", to bring together the three engineering and technical departments, in Sector 3, JD Block, Salt Lake. As of December 2016, most of these departments have been moved to this campus and regular classes are held here.
The main building houses most of these departments while the Nanotechnology. Undergraduates may enroll for a four-year program in Engineering. Students choose a major when they enter the university, cannot change it unless they opt for the university's professional or self-financed postgraduate programs later. Science and business disciplines are in high demand in the anticipation of better employment prospects. Most programs are organized on an annual basis. Most departments offer masters programs of a few years' duration. Research is conducted in specialized institutes as we
Wayne Harold Page was a Vermont military officer and business executive who served as Adjutant General of the Vermont National Guard. Wayne H. Page was born in Hyde Park, Vermont on September 25, 1922, he was educated in Hyde Park, graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in electrical engineering in 1943. Page joined the United States Army for World War II, enlisting in 1943 and receiving his commission after completion of Officer Candidate School in 1944, he served in Europe as a member of the 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division and attained the rank of captain before being discharged in 1946. After the war, Page became a mining engineer and executive with the Ruberoid Corporation, responsible for overseeing operations at an asbestos mine in Belvidere, Vermont, he was active in politics, including serving as Chairman of the Lamoille County Republican Committee. He maintained his affiliation with the military as a member of the Vermont Army National Guard, he was activated for the Korean War as a member of the 43rd Division, but was released before the division deployed to West Germany, acceding to a Department of Defense request to return to his civilian job, regarded as more important to the war effort.
By the mid-1960s, Page had attained the rank of brigadier general as commander of the 86th Armored Brigade and Vermont's Assistant Adjutant General for Army. In September, 1966 Adjutant General Francis William Billado died. From September until December of that year his deputy, Reginald M. Cram acted as Adjutant General. In November, Page announced that he would be a candidate for the position during the election scheduled for February, 1967. On November 30, 1966, Governor Philip H. Hoff appointed Page to serve as Adjutant General until the new term began in March, 1967. Though both Cram and Page were Republicans and Hoff a Democrat, Hoff indicated that he made the decision to appoint Page after other Vermont National Guard officers expressed to him their preference for an Army officer over one from the Air Force, given that most Vermont National Guard units were Army organizations. After Page's appointment, Cram resigned as Deputy Adjutant General and campaigned for a full two-year term. In an upset, Cram defeated Page in the election, ending Page's three-month tenure as Adjutant General.
Page served again as Assistant Adjutant General for Army after losing the election, retired from the military in mid-1967. He continued his career with the Ruberoid Corporation, which became part of GAF Materials Corporation, accepting positions outside Vermont and rising to Vice President and member of the board of directors. Page continued to live in Lamoille County after retiring in the late 1980s, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, numerous other civic and fraternal organizations. In addition, he was an active volunteer at Morristown's Centennial Library, he died in Burlington, Vermont on March 26, 2001, was buried in Hyde Park's Hooper Cemetery. Page's awards included the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. In 1942 Page married Sylvia F. Ward, they had three children: Chandler S. who died in 1963, Karen Hoke of Allentown and Nancy Zaphiris of Arlington, Massachusetts. Wayne H. Page at Find a Grave, retrieved December 30, 2013
Blessed Antonio Lucci, born Angelo Nicola Lucci, was an Italian Roman Catholic professed member from the Order of Friars Minor Conventual and served as the Bishop of Bovino from 1729 until his death. The beatification cause started on 5 December 1764 under Pope Clement XIII while he was titled as Venerable on 13 June 1847 under Pope Pius IX. Pope John Paul II beatified Lucci on 18 June 1989 in Saint Peter's Square. Angelo Nicola Lucci was born on 2 August 1682 to the cobbler and coppersmith Francesco Lucci and his wife, Angela Paolantonio, he attended the local school that the Franciscans managed and joined them in 1698. Lucci made his solemn profession in 1698 in the religious name of "Antonio", he completed his studies for the priesthood in Assisi where he was ordained in 1705. He studied rhetoric and philosophical studies at Venagro and Alvito as well as in Aversa before doing theological studies at both Agnone and Fasani. Further studies led to a doctorate in theological studies and appointments as a professor in Agnone as well as at the Franciscan school in Ravello and at the Franciscan school of San Lorenzo in Naples.
He served as guardian of the convent in Naples. Lucci was elected as the Minister Provincial in 1718 and held that post until 1719. In 1725 he received instructions from Pope Benedict XIII to write against Jansenism, it was rumored that Benedict XIII would appoint him as a cardinal but this did not happen: the pope had decided to name him in 1729 as the Bishop of Bovino and explained of the appointment: "I have chosen as Bishop of Bovino an eminent theologian and a great saint". Benedict XIII himself conferred episcopal consecration upon Lucci in Saint Peter's Basilica. Lucci had a reputation for being reserved but his episcopate was marked with frequent visits to his local parishes in the diocese as well as a renewal of Gospel application amongst the faithful, he repaired churches and enforced discipline on priests who indulged in vanities while visiting hermits to ensure the magisterium was being upheld in those places of hermitage. The Minister General for his order requested he write a hagiographical account in 1740 and so he wrote a major book about the Franciscan saints and blesseds in the first two centuries.
Lucci studied with, was a close friend of, Saint Francis Fasani who, after Lucci's death, testified on 29 November 1742 at the diocesan hearings regarding the holiness of Lucci's life. Saint Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori heaped great praise upon him. Lucci died in of a high fever in mid-1752 and his remains were interred in the Bovino Cathedral; the cause commenced under Pope Clement XIII on 5 December 1764 and Lucci became titled as a Servant of God while Pope Pius IX confirmed that Lucci had lived a model life of heroic virtue and so named him as Venerable on 13 June 1847. The informative process for the miracle needed for beatification spanned from 1779 until 1780 and received validation in Rome from the Congregation for Rites on 10 September 1782 before a medical board met and approved this miracle two centuries on 3 February 1988. Theologians approved the miracle on 7 July 1988 as did the Congregation for the Causes of Saints on 8 November 1988. Pope John Paul II approved this miracle on 28 November 1988 and beatified Lucci on 18 June 1989 in Saint Peter's Square.
The current postulator for this cause is Fra Angelo Paleri. Hagiography Circle Saints SQPN Catholic Hierarchy
Aleksandar Srnec was a Croatian artist. He is known for his avant-garde designs and kinetic and lumino kinetic art. Srnec was one of the founding members of the Exat 51 group whose active members between 1950 and 1956 were the architects Vjenceslav Richter, Bernardo Bernardi, Zdravko Bregovac, Božidar Rašica and Vladimir Zaharović and the painters Vlado Kristl and Ivan Picelj, he made abstract art based on the use of geometric shapes. In 1953, he designed his first kinetic objects entitled, Space Modulator, while in 1956, he began his experiments with moving sculptures and reliefs. In the 1960s, Srnec participated in the New Tendencies exhibitions. From 1962, he became involved with luminal-kinetic experiments, for example Luminoplastic I, from 1968, he began making "ambience art", his work entitled Luminoplastic Ambience, exhibited in 1967, in Gallery SC, in Zagreb, was the first luminal-kinetic object/ambience in Croatian art. He made sets for three puppet films, he made the animated film A Man and His Shadow together with Dragutin Vunak.
In the period from 1974 to 1977, he returned to making kinetic sculptures in polished metals. He began experimenting with light, he exhibited at many shows in Croatia and abroad: Zagreb, Banja Luka, Paris and Mannheim. His retrospective exhibition Present Absence was held in two cities: at the Gallery of Old and Contemporary Masters and at Varteks facilities in Varaždin, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, he received many awards, including the Vladimir Nazor Award for life achievement and the Croatian Association of Artists Life Achievement Award. Denegri, Jerko. Aleksandar Srnec biography Aleksandar Srnec at the Sudac Collection website
The Digger was an alternative magazine published in Australia between 1972 and 1975. It was established by Phillip Frazer, Bruce Hanford, Jon Hawkes. Notable contributors included Ron Cobb, Ian McCausland, Bob Daly, Patrick Cook, Beatrice Faust, Ponch Hawkes, Helen Garner, Michael Leunig, Anne Summers, Neil McLean, Phil Pinder. With Frazer as the common thread,The Digger was produced by a changing collective—including Bruce Hanford, Helen Garner, Ponch Hawkes, Jenny Brown, Colin Talbot, Garrie Hutchinson, Virginia Fraser, Hall Greenland, Grant Evans, Michael Zerman in the Sydney office—until December 1975, when it folded under the weight of too little money and too many lawsuits: a libel suit from Builders Labourers union boss Norm Gallagher, another filed by the head of the South Australian Police, an obscenity case brought by the State of Victoria for Helen Garner's article describing a sex-education class. Frazer left Australia for the United States in July 1976, has been a publisher and writer in both countries since.
Frazer's blog coorabellridge.com includes numerous posts of articles and graphics from The Digger archive. Helen Garner wrote an October 1972 essay article for The Digger under a pen name, in which she chronicled a spontaneous sex education lesson she gave to her 13-year-old students while working as a teacher at Fitzroy High School. In the article, Garner revealed that she had intended to give a lesson on Ancient Greece, but the textbooks given to her students had been defaced with sexually explicit imagery; as a result of those images, the class posed questions relating to sex to Garner, who decided to allow an uninhibited discussion based on their questions, which she vowed to answer accurately. When her identity was revealed, she was called into the Victorian Department of Education and fired on the spot; the case was publicised in Melbourne, bringing Garner a degree of notoriety. Her colleagues, along with members of the Victorian Secondary Teachers Association, went on strike in protest at the Deputy Director of Secondary Education's decision to fire Garner.
As a result of her dismissal as a teacher, she began writing, published the cult classic novel Monkey Grip six years which established her writing career. The Digger on Milesago
CBOF-FM is a non-commercial Canadian radio station located in Ottawa, Ontario. It airs a French language news-talk radio format, much of which comes from the Ici Radio-Canada Première network; the studios and offices are located at the CBC Ottawa Broadcast Centre on Sparks Street. Owned and operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBOF-FM has an effective radiated power of 84,000 watts as a class C1 station, using an omnidirectional antenna located off Chemin Dunlop in Camp Fortune, Quebec; the station's current local programs are Les matins d'ici, heard weekday mornings from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and Sur le vif airing on weekday afternoons, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The early morning program from 5 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Info matin, originates from CBF-FM Montreal and is heard in Quebec City. CBOF-FM's Saturday morning local program is Les malins, heard from 7:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. The station signed on in 1964 as CBOF, it was on the AM band at 1250 kHz, with 10,000 watts day and night. Before Radio-Canada relied on owned AM 970 CKCH in nearby Hull, Quebec, as well as the 50,000-watt signal of Montreal's AM 690 CBF, to serve Ottawa's francophones.
On January 15, 1975 the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission approved the CBC's application to increase CBOF's signal from 10,000 watts to 50,000 watts day and night at 1250 kHz. In the 1980s, the CBC made the decision to begin moving many of its English and French-language AM stations to the FM dial; the CRTC approved the CBC's application to convert CBOF from the AM band to the FM band, on November 9, 1989. CBOF moved to its current frequency on 90.7 MHz on January 7, 1991 as CBOF-FM. After a period of simulcasting on both AM and FM, the AM transmitter was shutdown, its sister station on 102.5, on the Radio-Canada Musique network, which used the CBOF-FM call sign before that date, is now known as CBOX-FM. CBOF-FM, like all Première network stations but unlike most FM stations, broadcasts in mono. While still on the AM dial, CBOF experimented with AM stereo broadcasts between 1984 and 1987, testing all four AM stereo systems proposed at the time; the two AM repeaters in Rolphton and Maniwaki, Quebec are the last two remaining CBOF repeaters that operate on the AM band.
There's a possibility that these repeaters either may be shut down or relocate to the FM band in the future. Former CBOF repeaters that have been silent since the 1980s and 1990s: Petawawa - CBOF-2 1240 AM Deep River - CBOF-3 730 AM Mattawa - CBOF-5 1090 AM - This was a former repeater of CBOF Ottawa which still remains on the air as CBON-12, a repeater of CBON-FM Sudbury Renfrew - CBOF-FM-8 98.7 - This was a former FM repeater in Renfrew, Ontario, deleted when CBOF-FM signed on in Ottawa in the early 1990s. The 98.7 FM frequency is now occupied by CJHR-FM in Renfrew, while the two former AM frequencies that were used by CBOF as repeaters in Petawawa and Deep River were never reactivated for any other future broadcasting. Ici Radio-Canada Première CBOF-FM history – Canadian Communications Foundation Query the REC Canadian station database for CBOF-FM