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University of Delaware

The University of Delaware is a public research university located in Newark, Delaware. The University of Delaware is the largest university in Delaware. UD offers three associate's programs, 148 bachelor's programs, 121 master's programs and 55 doctoral programs across its eight colleges; the main campus is in Newark, with satellite campuses in Dover, Wilmington and Georgetown. It is considered a large institution with 18,500 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students. UD is a governed university which receives public funding for being a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant state-supported research institution. UD is classified as a Doctoral University-Very High Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UD is one of the top 100 public institutions for federal obligations in science and engineering and interdisciplinary initiatives in energy science and policy, the environment, in human health. UD is recognized with the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

It is one of only four schools in North America with a major in art conservation. In 1923, UD was the first American university to offer a study-abroad program; the school from which the university grew was founded in 1743, making it one of the oldest in the nation. Its original class of ten students included George Read, Thomas McKean, James Smith, all three of whom would go on to sign the Declaration of Independence. S. Constitution. UD, was not chartered as an institution of higher learning until 1833; the University of Delaware traces its origins to 1743, when Presbyterian minister Francis Alison opened a "Free School" in his home in New London, Pennsylvania. During its early years, the school was run under the auspices of the Philadelphia Synod of the Presbyterian Church; the school changed its location several times. It moved to Newark by 1765 and received a charter from the colonial Penn government as the Academy of Newark in 1769. In 1781, the academy trustees petitioned the Delaware General Assembly to grant the academy the powers of a college, but no action was taken on this request.

In 1818, the Delaware legislature authorized the trustees of the Newark Academy to operate a lottery in order to raise funds with which to establish a college. Commencement of the lottery, was delayed until 1825, in large part because some trustees, several of whom were Presbyterian ministers, objected to involvement with a lottery on moral grounds. In 1832, the academy trustees selected the site for the college and entered into a contract for the erection of the college building. Construction of that building began in late 1832 or in 1833. On February 5, 1833, the Delaware legislature incorporated Newark College, charged with instruction in languages and sciences, granted the power to confer degrees. All the trustees of the academy became trustees of the college, the college absorbed the academy, with Newark Academy becoming the preparatory department of Newark College. Newark College commenced operations on May 8, 1834, with a collegiate department and an academic department, both of which were housed in Old College.

In January 1835, the Delaware legislature passed legislation authorizing the Newark Academy trustees to suspend operations and to allow the educational responsibilities of the academy to be performed by the academic department of Newark College. If, the college ceased to have an academic department, the trustees of the academy were required to revive the academy. In 1841 and 1842 separate classroom and dormitory buildings were constructed to teach and house academic department students; these buildings would form the east and west wings of the Newark Academy Building located at Main and Academy Streets. In 1843, the name of the college was changed to Delaware College; the college was supported by a state authorized lottery until 1845. With the loss of lottery proceeds, the college faced serious financial problems in the late 1840s. A scholarship program was adopted to increase enrollment and revenues. Although enrollment did increase to levels that would not be surpassed until the 1900s, the plan was fiscally unsound, the financial condition of the school deteriorated further.

After a student fracas in 1858 resulted in the death of a student, the college suspended operations in 1859, although the academy continued to operate. The Civil War delayed the reopening of the college. In 1867, college trustees lobbied the Delaware legislature for Delaware College to be designated as Delaware's land-grant college pursuant to the Morrill Land-Grant College Act. Introduced by Congressman Justin S. Morrill of Vermont in 1857 and signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862, the Morrill Land-Grant College Act granted public lands to each state in order to establish schools to teach agriculture and engineering. On Jan. 12, 1869, the Board of Trustees of Delaware College signed an agreement to become the state's land-grant institution. In exchange, the state received a one-half interest in the property of the college and the authority to appoint half of the members of the Board of Trustees; the Morrill Land-Grant College Act granted Delaware the title to 90,000 acres in Montana which it sold and invested the profits into bonds used to fund the college.

Delaware College's new status as a semipublic college led to the termination of its official connection with the private academy. In 1869, the Newark Academy was revived as a separate institution operating under the 1769 charter. In 1870, Delaware College reopened, it offered classical, scientific and, as required by its land-grant status, agricultural courses of

Bernard Hebb

Bernard Hebb is a classical guitarist and professor of classical guitar. Hebb began his guitar studies in Massachusetts by Francis LaPierre, he continued his studies in Vienna Austria with Professor Karl Scheit, completing his education in 1969, at which time he received his Soloists-Diploma in Guitar. For many years Bernard Hebb was Instructor of Guitar at the Hamburg and Bremer Conservatories of Music in Germany. In 1980 he was appointed Professor of Guitar at the University of the Arts in Bremen, where he was significant in establishing the guitar department. Among the many students that studied with him were: Professor Bernd Ahlert, Katja Bergström, Ulrich Busch, Reed Desrosiers, Duo Stoyanova, Oliver Eidam, Boyan Karandjuloff, Ulf Kröger, Dušan Oravec, Ki-Bum Park, Uwe Raschen, Leandro Riva and Ralf Winkelmann, he is one of the founding members of the Zevener Guitar Week and a jury member at international guitar festivals, where he gives master classes. He compliments his pedagogical activities by giving recitals, which have taken him to the USA, Australia and many other countries, including the European continent.

Hebb has concertized as a soloist and has performed, for example, in chamber music combinations with guitar, harpsichord and violoncello. For his merits he has been, among others, acknowledged with the 1973 Gold Medal of Honor from the "Federation of Worker's Music Association" of Austria, the Pakhus Prize from the "Århus Art Academy", the Silver Medal from the city of Zeven and he has been included in Who's Who in the World since 2006. Music for Oboe and Guitar, Helmut Schaarschmidt and Bernard Hebb, 1983 LP/1889 CD. Oboe Sonatas of the Italien Broque, Helmut Schaarschmidt, Gunter Ribke and Bernard Hebb, 1987. Romance, Gunter Ribke and Bernard Hebb, 1991. Encores for Oboe and Guitar, 1992. Guitar Impressions, Music for two Guitars, Finn Svit und Bernard Hebb. 2001. Twilight, Music for Two Guitars, Gabriel Guillén and Bernard Hebb, 2007. Dedications, Modern solo guitar styles, Bernard Hebb, 2008. Over the Years, Bernard Hebb performs with his students, 2013. Bernard Hebb: Over the Years - A Journey in Time, Acoustic Music Books, Wilhelmshaven 2016, ISBN 978-3-86947-526-4 Literature by and about Bernard Hebb in the German National Library catalogue Homepage of Bernard Hebb

The Split (film)

The Split is a 1968 American neo-noir crime drama film directed by Gordon Flemyng and written by Robert Sabaroff based upon the Parker novel The Seventh by Richard Stark. The film stars Jim Brown, along with Diahann Carroll, Julie Harris, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Klugman, Warren Oates, Donald Sutherland and Gene Hackman; the music is by Quincy Jones. It is notable for being the first film with an R rating. Thieves fall out when more than a half-million dollars goes missing after the daring and planned robbery of the Los Angeles Coliseum during a football game, each one accusing the other of having the money; the heist has been masterminded by a man named his partner, Gladys. In choosing their accomplices McClain challenges getaway driver Harry Kifka to a race, picks a fight with thug Bert Clinger, imprisons electrical expert Marty Gough in an wire-controlled vault to watch him fashion an escape, has a shooting match with marksman Dave Negli before pulling off the job. Together, the thieves make off with over $500,000.

With the five men having carried out the heist and Gladys having financed it, the plan is to split the money six ways the next day. McClain stashes the money for the night with his ex-wife. While his partners impatiently await their split of the loot, Lt. Walter Brill takes charge of the case. Ellie is killed by Herb Sutro, her landlord, who steals the money as well; the rest of the gang members hold McClain accountable for the lost money and demand that he retrieve it. Brill solves the murder and is well aware of the connection to the robber, he keeps the money for himself. With Ellie's murderer identified, but still no trace of the money, the gang members all turn on McClain, assuming he's hiding it; this leads to a confrontation that ends with the deaths of Gladys. McClain visits Brill, threatening to reveal that Brill has the money, he and Brill decide to divide it up between themselves, but the rest of McClain's gang has other ideas. After a shoot-out at the docks, only McClain and Brill are left—Brill decides to take a small part of the money, giving McClain his rightful sixth, plans to return the rest to win a promotion.

McClain is satisfied with the arrangement, but haunted by Ellie's death. With his money, he is about to board a flight leaving town when he seems to hear Ellie's voice calling his name; the film was produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff who had just made another movie based on a "Parker" novel, Point Blank. That film starred Lee Marvin and The Split was written with Marvin in mind for the lead; however Jim Brown was cast."This negro is no Harvard graduate on his way to winning a Nobel prize," said Chartoff of the lead character. "He doesn't hit a white man just because he had been hit by him first."Jim Brown was under a long-term contract to MGM at the time. He was paid $125,000 for the role; the film was called Run the Man Down. Jim Brown's original action double for the movie was pioneering stuntman Calvin Brown, the first black stunt performer in Hollywood.. List of American films of 1968 The Split on IMDb The Split at Rotten Tomatoes The Split at TCMDB