University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is a private research university in Rochester, New York. The university grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees; the University of Rochester enrolls 6,800 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students. Its 158 buildings house over 200 academic majors. Additionally, the university is the largest employer in the Greater Rochester area and the 6th largest employer in New York. According to the National Science Foundation ranking of total research and development expenditures, the University of Rochester spent $346 million on R&D in 2016, the 66th highest figure, nationally; the College of Arts and Engineering is home to departments and divisions of note. The Institute of Optics was founded in 1929 through a grant from Eastman Kodak and Bausch and Lomb as the first educational program in the US devoted to optics, awards half of all optics degrees nationwide, is regarded as the premier optics program in the nation; the Departments of Political Science and Economics have made a significant and consistent impact on positivist social science since the 1960s, rank in the top 5 in their fields.

The Department of Chemistry is noted for its contributions to synthetic organic chemistry, including the first lab based synthesis of morphine. The Rossell Hope Robbins Library serves as the university's resource for Old and Middle English texts and expertise; the university is home to Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics, a US Department of Energy supported national laboratory. The University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music ranks first among undergraduate music schools in the U. S; the Sibley Music Library at Eastman is the largest academic music library in North America and holds the third largest collection in the United States. In its history, 7 university alumni, 4 faculty, 1 senior research associate have been awarded Nobel Prizes; the University of Rochester traces its origins to The First Baptist Church of Hamilton, founded in 1796. The church established the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York renamed the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution, in 1817.

This institution gave birth to The University of Rochester. Its function was to train clergy in the Baptist tradition; when it aspired to grant higher degrees, it created a collegiate division separate from the theological division. The collegiate division was granted a charter by the State of New York in 1846, after which its name was changed to Madison University. John Wilder and the Baptist Education Society urged that the new university be moved to Rochester, New York. However, legal action prevented the move. In response, dissenting faculty and trustees defected and departed for Rochester, where they sought a new charter for a new university. Madison University was renamed as Colgate University. Asahel C. Kendrick, professor of Greek, was among the faculty. Kendrick served as acting president, he reprised this role until 1853, when Martin Brewer Anderson of the Newton Theological Seminary in Massachusetts was selected to fill the inaugural posting. The University of Rochester's new charter was awarded by the Regents of the State of New York on January 31, 1850.

The charter stipulated that the university have $100,000 in endowment within five years, upon which the charter would be reaffirmed. An initial gift of $10,000 was pledged by John Wilder, which helped catalyze significant gifts from individuals and institutions. Classes began that November, with 60 students enrolled, including 28 transfers from Madison. From 1850 to 1862, the university was housed in the old United States Hotel in downtown Rochester on Buffalo Street near Elizabeth Street, West Main Street near the I-490 overpass. On a February 1851 visit, Ralph Waldo Emerson said of the university:'They had bought a hotel, once a railroad terminus depot, for $8,500, turned the dining room into a chapel by putting up a pulpit on one side, made the barroom into a Pythologian Society's Hall, & the chambers into Recitation rooms, Libraries, & professors' apartments, all for $700 a year, they had brought an omnibus load of professors down from Madison bag and baggage... called in a painter and sent him up the ladder to paint the title "University of Rochester" on the wall, they had runners on the road to catch students.

And they are confident of graduating a class of ten by the time green peas are ripe."For the next 10 years, the college expanded its scope and secured its future through an expanding endowment, student body, faculty. In parallel, a gift of 8 acres of farmland from local businessman and Congressman Azariah Boody secured the first campus of the university, upon which Anderson Hall was constructed and dedicated in 1862. Over the next sixty years, this Prince Street Campus grew by a further 17 acres and was developed to include fraternities houses and academic buildings including Anderson Hall, Sibley Library and Carnegie Laboratories, the Memorial Art Gallery, Cutler Union; the first female students were admitted in 1900, the result of an effort led by Susan B. Anthony and Helen Barrett Montgomery. During the 1890s, a number of women took classes and labs at the university as "visitors" but were not enrolled nor were their records included in the college register. President David Jayne Hill allowed the first woman, Helen E. Wilkinson

Rafael Rojas

Rafael Rojas is a former male fashion model an actor of telenovelas and the cinema of Mexico. Rafael started his acting career in a play at the age of 7; when he was 19 he had a daughter Isla, who still lives in Costa Rica. At the age of 22 he moved to Mexico and obtained small role in a college film and in the telenovela La pobre señorita Limantour. A year he participated i the film La segua, his big break came three years as the love interest of the character played by singer Thalía in Quinceañera. As of 2003 he has worked in 20 telenovelas, including Teresa with Salma Hayek and Amor real, the TVyNovelas Award "Best Telenovela of the Year" in 2003, he did not get the part of Amadeo Corona in Amor real because he was touring the country with one of his plays. After showing interest in the telenovela the role was re-written so that he could still play the part. In 2004 he participated in the biographic film of telenovela producer Juan Osorio. A year he recorded an album of pre-Hispanic music and started filming a new telenovela titled Flor de campo.

In Mexico he married María Magdadlena with whom he has had two daughters: Neshkala and Mar Sala de espera Los zapatos de Muddy Mae Amores circulares Mi verdad as "El Flaco" ¿Y si te mueres? Chevrolet as a cop Mujeres infieles as the architect Muñoz La sombra del delator Sangre y arena as Maletilla La segua Pasión as Coronel José María de Valencia Duelo de Pasiones as Maximo Mariana de la noche as Gerardo Amor real as Amadeo Corona Siempre te amaré as Patricio Mistral Carita de ángel as Gaspar Serafín as Enrique María Isabel as Rigoberto El alma no tiene color as Luis Diego Morales La sombra del otro as Manuel Si Dios Me Quita La Vida as Francesco Clarisa as Dario Bracho Sanabria Valentina as Julio Baila conmigo as Bruno Yo no creo en los hombres as Arturo Mi pequeña Soledad as Lalo Teresa as Mario Morir para vivir Amor en silencio as Sebastián Quinceañera as Gerardo El engaño as Reynaldo Martín Garatuza as César La pobre Señorita Limantour Final de viernes Aquel tiempo de campeones Mi mujer se llama Mauricio Rafael Rojas at the telenovela database Rafael Rojas at Rafael Rojas on IMDb

Pravin Mishra

Pravin Mishra is an Indian award-winning filmmaker and newspaper columnist based in the city of Ahmedabad in western India. His animated short film "Dharamveer" won the national critics award at the Mumbai International Film Festival in 2004, he was born as the youngest of six siblings in West Bengal in India. He painted number-plates of billboards during his school days, he obtained a bachelor's degree from the Government College of Art & Craft at the University of Calcutta and received a post-graduate degree in Animation Film Design from the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. His first film was an animated short called Dharamveer, which raises the issue of communal violence in the backdrop of Gujarat 2002; this film was his diploma project at NID. His next film Azadnagar & Gulamnagar, about bonded laborers in India, won the best short film at the Ahmedabad International Film Festival, he directed the music video for Indian ghazal singer Jagjit Singh called "Ye Kaisi Aazadi Hai" about the right to social security in India.

His film The Killing Fields of Gujarat is about the politics of fake police encounters in the state of Gujarat. His solo exhibitions were held at the Hutheesing Visual Art Centre in Ahmedabad. Visual Art Gallery in New Delhi and Epicentre in Gurugram. In 2010, CNN-IBN profiled him in its series on vision for India 2020. Along with a group of his students he created a mural on a wall in Ahmedabad depicting the city’s diversity, he conducts art workshops in design schools across India. Pravin was an Associate Professor and Director of the Crafting Creative Communication program at MICA, Ahmedabad. In 2007, he ran for the position of Member of the Legislative Assembly in Gujarat from Maninagar against the incumbent Narendra Modi. Pravin was a weekly columnist for the Ahmedabad Mirror from June 2010 to October 2014, he has written for the Times of The Quint and The Print. Dharamveer: Ye kaisi Aazad Hai: