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University of St. Thomas (Texas)

The University of St. Thomas is a private Catholic university in Greater Houston, Texas. Founded in 1947 by Basilian Fathers, it is the only Catholic university in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, its main campus is in Houston. On June 24, 1944, the bishop of the Diocese of Galveston, Christopher E. Byrne, entered into an agreement with the Houston-based members of the Congregation of St. Basil to found a co-educational Roman Catholic university in Houston "as soon as practicable after the War, if possible by 1947." The Basilian Fathers had started several other secondary schools, as well as institutions of higher learning, throughout Texas in the early 20th century, including St. Thomas High School located in Houston; the first classes at UST began on September 1947, with 57 freshmen and 8 faculty members. UST graduated its first class on May 31, 1951. In addition to the Basilian Fathers on staff, there were for some time several Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist who reside in the convent on campus.

The order no longer has a presence there, but the Houston Vietnamese Dominican Sisters and the Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist serve in some teaching capacities. The university is named after St. Thomas Aquinas. Consisting of the Link–Lee House on the corner of Montrose and West Alabama, the university has expanded towards the South and West over the last 60 years, establishing itself as a notable landmark in Houston with over 20,000 graduates; the current expansion plan includes the acquisition and development of the majority of the land comprising 25 city blocks. Former university president J. Michael Miller, C. S. B. was appointed on November 25, 2003, by the pope to preside as secretary of the Congregation of Catholic Education. By virtue of this office, Miller was elevated to archbishop by Pope John Paul II on January 12, 2004; the University of St. Thomas's main campus is located in the Montrose neighborhood of Neartown; the campus borders Houston's Museum District and is adjacent to the Menil Collection and the Rothko Chapel.

Many of the university's offices are in houses built in 1930s. Some of the buildings are historic including the Link–Lee House; this was once the largest home in Houston. It contains the university's executive office; the Theology department is located in the childhood home of Howard Hughes. The campus is arranged in a square format, with the main focus of buildings on the north side of the campus, called the Academic Mall. Composed of rectangular buildings, the Academic Mall is the symbolic architecture of Philip Johnson. On the south end of the Academic Mall is the Doherty Library; the Chapel of St. Basil is located at the opposite end. Four structures flank these two buildings on each side in a rectangular formation surrounding a courtyard; the setup is designed to display the methods of human knowledge in dialogue regarding the various subject matters. The Chapel of St. Basil is the main location of Catholic worship on campus; the Chapel of St. Basil is a unique work of art. Basil was a fourth-century bishop, a proponent of both education and the monastic life.

The Chapel sits at the north end of the Academic Mall, representing faith in the Academic Mall's artistic depiction of faith and reason balanced in dialogue. There is no artificial light inside the main section of the building during the daytime. There is sufficient sunlight to light the worship space, as a combination of smooth textures and reflective surfaces maximize all light shone in the building. At night, the lights from outside combined with candles inside the Chapel are more than enough to illuminate the worship area; the entry to the outdoor narthex of the Chapel is created with a tent-like flap extending over the entry, creating an enclosed space, still outdoors. The architecture shifts the focus the building: the entrances to the Chapel face away from the center of the building and towards the tabernacle to remind all who enter that the central point of the Chapel is not the altar or the crucifix, but the location of the Eucharist. During the 2005–2006 school year, the Gueymard Meditation Garden was built on the west side of the Chapel.

The garden features three fountains, representing the persons of the Trinity, benches for reflection. It includes a replica of the labyrinth in the Cathedral of Chartres in France. Seen from above, the four arms of the pattern stand out as a clear image of the cross of Jesus Christ. Completed in September 1972, The Robert Pace and Ada Mary Doherty Library is one of the premier research libraries in Houston, it houses over 250,000 books, 80,000 periodicals, 150 databases. In 2019 the university unveiled a mural created by Mario Figueroa Jr. the first such mural on this campus. The school of theology is in St. Mary's Seminary; the first phase of the Conroe campus is to open in fall 2020, with the Old Conroe Police building as a temporary site for up to three years. The permanent campus is proposed to be at Deison Technology Park. Class of 1952 alumnus Vincent D’Amico offered the university 50 acres of land in east Montgomery County for the project; the university maintains a population of 1,609 traditional undergraduate students and 1,973 graduate students.

Adding to this number are non-traditional, off-campus, study-abroad, special program, seminary students that bring the grand total to 3,582 students. UST enrolls a diverse group of students with 61% of the total number of students African-American, Hispanic, As


Aßlar is a town near Wetzlar in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis in Hesse, Germany. Aßlar lies on a foothill of the Westerwald range as well as on the river Dill, which empties into the Lahn in neighbouring Wetzlar, about 5 km to the southeast, it is not far from the "three-state-border", a geographical point common to Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, lying to the west. The constituent community of Werdorf lies on the Dill, as do Klein-Altenstädten and Berghausen. Bechlingen and Bermoll lie north of the main town, away from the river. Aßlar borders in the north on the communities of Mittenaar and Hohenahr, in the east on the town of Wetzlar, in the south on the town of Solms, in the west on the community of Ehringshausen. Aßlar is divided into the following communities: Aßlar with Klein-Altenstädten Bechlingen Berghausen Bermoll Oberlemp WerdorfActually, the two communities of Werdorf and Berghausen lie so near each other that a casual observer would only perceive one community, they are two of Aßlar's Stadtteile.

Aßlar had its first documentary mention in 783 in a donation document in the Lorsch codex. Like many other places, Aßlar grew out of a few great yards, growing to a size of about 5,000 inhabitants by the time of the First World War, always forming a community with Klein-Altenstädten on the other side of the Dill. A great inflow of people – refugees expelled from lost German territory – followed the Second World War. This, along with the amalgamation of Bechlingen, Bermoll and Werdorf under municipal reforms in 1977, yielded today's town of Aßlar. Aßlar was granted town rights on 1978. In the Bronze Age, people settled on the Schönbach, which ran through the area, as this was more crossed than the broader Dill. In 772, Werdorf had its first documentary mention. "Werdorf" comes from an Old Germanic root "Wero", meaning "man". This root is common to many Germanic languages, can be seen in the English words "wergild" and "werewolf". Dorf is still the German word for village today. It, has cognates in other Germanic languages, including "thorp" in English.

There is, however, a quaint legend about how Werdorf got its name, which goes rather like this: There were once two countesses who were riding together along the Dill, when they found a place they rather liked, they had a stately home built there. Since now the workmen were living here, one countess said "May it become a town!". The other answered "No, may it become a village!" And so, from "Werd-Dorf" came the village's name. The municipal elections on 26 March 2006 yielded the following results: Note: FWG is a citizens' coalition. Approval to bear a coat of arms and a flag was granted the town in 1959 and 1960 by the Hessian government; the colours and heraldic composition of the arms, as far as can be ascertained, go back to the Counts of Solms and the Lords of Bicken who were the guiding forces in the surrounding area's life. The hazelnut refers to the interpretation of the town's name, namely the one that holds that it comes from the word "Haselare"; this word was used in early historical times to describe a holy place surrounded with hazel rods.

This was made into a memorial by building a church, still found on this spot today, with services held weekly. Saint-Ambroix, since 1966 Jüterbog, since 1991 Museum for Local History, at the Werdorfer Schloss "Grube Fortuna" visitor mine, in the countryside near Berghausen Well worth seeing in Werdorf is the Werdorfer Schloss, a stately home built between 1680 and 1700 by the Counts of Solms-Greifenstein. Today, Aßlar is a small industrial town with well-developed infrastructure; the 80 clubs offer opportunities to take part in cultural or sporting activities right up to barbecues and hiking trails. The firm Huck, which among other things makes the well known Huck nets, has its head office in Berghausen. At Berghausen's disposal is a civic wireless local network using the 802.11g standard, thus giving the area seamless, wireless access to the Internet. The network is administered by HCHS. Stadt Aßlar "Grube Fortuna" visitor mine Aßlar swimming pool FSV "Glück auf" 1928 e. V. Berghausen Werdorfer Schloss Aßlar at Curlie

Live at Fingerprints

Live at Fingerprints is an EP of acoustic music performed live by the Hold Steady on October 15, 2006 at the Fingerprints record shop in Long Beach, CA. The release was limited to 5000 copies distributed by Junketboy to independent record shops throughout the United States; the album features acoustic versions of three songs featured in Hold Steady's 2006 Boys and Girls in America album, including "Chips Ahoy", "You Can Make Him Like You" and "Citrus". All tracks written by Craig Finn. Cattle and the Creeping Things– 4:19 Chips Ahoy! – 4:50 You Can Make Him Like You – 3:00 Citrus – 3:57 You Gotta Dance with Who You Came to the Dance With – 2:44 "The Hold Steady to release acoustic EP". IPC MEDIA. 2007-03-21. Retrieved 30 November 2008. "Hold Steady Unplug for'Live at Fingerprints'". SPIN MEDIA LLC. 2007-03-22. Retrieved 30 November 2008. Live at Fingerprints at AllMusic Junketboy, independent distributor Fingerprints, record shop

Mount Zaō

Mount Zaō is a complex volcano on the border between Yamagata Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture in Japan. It is the most active volcano in northern Honshu; the central volcano of the group includes several lava domes and a tuff cone, Goshiki-dake, which contains a crater lake named "Okama". Known as the "Five Color Pond" because it changes color depending on the weather, it lies in a crater formed by a volcanic eruption in the 1720s; the lake is 360 metres in diameter and 60 m deep, is one of the main tourist attractions in the area. One striking feature of Zaō's famous ski resorts is the snow monsters. Strong wind over the nearby lake fling water droplets which freeze against the trees and their branches, until near-horizontal icicles begin to form. Falling snow settles on the ice formations, the end result is a grotesque figure of a tree; the effect of a full forest of such trees gives visitors a ghostly impression. Zaō is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan. Rotaria rotatoria and Pinnularia spp. are found in the acidic Okama Lake.

List of volcanoes in Japan Snow country Zaō Ropeway "Zao". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Zaozan - Japan Meteorological Agency "Zaozan: National catalogue of the active volcanoes in Japan". - Japan Meteorological Agency Zao - Geological Survey of Japan Zaozan - Smithsonian Institution: Global Volcanism Program


Romanesca was a melodic-harmonic formula popular from the mid 16th to early 17th centuries, used as an aria formula for singing poetry and as a subject for instrumental variation. It was most popular with Italian composers of the early Baroque period, it was used by vihuelistas including Luis de Narváez, Alonso Mudarra, Enríquez de Valderrábano, Diego Pisador. Originating in Spain as O guárdame las vacas, a romanesca is composed of a sequence of four chords with a simple, repeating bass, which provide the groundwork for variations and improvisation. A famous example is the refrain of "Greensleeves" Play; the romanesca is in triple meter and its soprano formula resembles that of the passamezzo antico but a third higher. The harmonic bass pattern of the romanesca is: III—VII—i—V—III—VII—i-V—iRomanesca is the name of two early music ensembles: one, La Romanesca, founded in 1978 in Australia by John Griffiths. Both specialize in the performance of early plucked string instruments. Bergamasca Moresca Polo Gerbino, Giuseppe.

2001. "Romanesca". The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. London: Macmillan Publishers

Looney's Pub

Looney's Pub is a Maryland-based chain of Irish sports-bars with four locations thought the state. Looney's is known for its fresh crab options in the form of pretzels and crab cakes. On May 4, 1912, President William Howard Taft visited downtown Bel Air, Maryland where he gave an informal speech at the Main Street Court House. President Taft visited the Kenmore Inn, now home to Looney's Pub - Bel Air where he ate a "hasty sandwich" before heading South to Baltimore to give a speech. Looney's Pub - Canton, the first location was founded in 1993 by co-owners Bill Larney and Steve Litrenta. Looney's is one of the oldest bars in the Canton area. Looney's Pub - North known as Bel Air, was opened in the autumn of 2002 in downtown Bel Air, Maryland. In 2017, the Bel Air location began to seek approval from the Board of Appeals in Bel Air Town Hall to build a patio and outdoor bar along South Main Street; this location was doubled in size, by nearly 5,000 square feet, in 2007. Annually, this location has a workforce of 125 people a year.

In 2009, Looney's expanded to the Maple Lawn area of southern Howard Maryland. The newest location, in College Park, Maryland adjacent to the main campus of the University of Maryland, College Park in the Varsity Apartment Complex was opened in September 2011; this was the culmination of four months of construction. Looney's Pub - College Park is next door to celebrity chef Bobby Flay's new establishment, Bobby's Burger Palace. Looney's pub is successful in each of its four locations. Pub clientele has included politicians and athletes including former county executive and councilman, Ken Ulman, councilman Gregory Fox, University of Maryland wrestler, Spencer Myers, NFL athletes, Matt Robinson and Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLVII player Vonta Leach. In 2016, boxer Sam “The Vanilla Gorilla” Crossed starred in a Super Bowl commercial with Mike Tyson and Tyson’s son, Amir where he got knocked out, he watched the commercial live during the Super Bowl at Looney's Pub - Canton. After playing in the Big Ten Conference, the University of Maryland Baseball team has watched the rest of the NCAA Baseball Tournament at Looney's - College Park to see what their seed would be.

On September 4, 2017, Looney's Pub - Bel Air gave the WMAR-TV Good Morning Maryland shout-out. Looney's has a large menu with several items with a Baltimore flavor including the local favorite Old Bay Seasoning, it is known for its Maryland cuisine, including variations of Chesapeake blue crab such as pretzels and Crab cakes, fries with Old Bay Seasoning. Other menu options include American fare such as New York strip steaks, salads and Buffalo wings; the Canton location has 24 draft beers and Looney's Pub- College Park has 18 draft beers, two of these rotate between of the Flying Dog, New Belgium, a variety of macro-brews. Looney's pub is a popular hang out for Ravens and Orioles games. For locations between Baltimore and Washington, D. C. Looney's - Maple Lawn and College Park, large numbers of fans from each city gather at the sports bar. Game days where both local teams are playing, known as the "Battle of the Beltway" or the Beltway Series are among the busiest days of the year. Local teams with large numbers of fans include the Ravens, Orioles, Nationals and the Maryland Terrapins.

Looney's is a frequented establishment for watching the NCAA March madness tournament. Looney's Pub is known for its support of local artists; every location has a bar and patio with live music in the form of singers, DJs playing daily. Musicians who have performed at Looney's include the Amish Outlaws and the Noise, Grace Davina. St. Patrick's Day is the busiest day of the year for Looney's Pub. Known as Looney's Patty Party Weekend, Friday-Saturday, festivities include live bands, pit beef, free breakfast buffet, drink specials and promotions such as a free Irish breakfast buffet. Irish drinks including Jameson and Irish coffee all have specials. Several locations apply for special permits to serve drinks outdoors to accommodate increased crowds. On August 29, 2012, in honor of Patrick "Scunny" McCusker, founder of the popular Canton restaurant Nacho Mama's who passed away in a bicycle accident in Ocean City, Looney's hosted a fundraiser at all four locations for the Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation, donating 30 percent of all sales to McCusker's favorite charity.

In April 2016, Looney's Pub - Bel Air held an all-day Fallen Heroes Benefit Concert for two Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies, Senior Deputy Patrick Dailey and Deputy First Class Mark Logsdon who both passed away as the result of a shooting in Abingdon, Maryland on February 10, 2016. Co-owner Bill Larney remarked that thirty bands volunteered to perform in the two outdoor tents and three stages. Due to capacity concerns, Looneys had to turn away at least sixty other bands; the benefit concert raised $140,000 for the Sheriff's Office Benevolent Fund through an entrance fee, silent auctions and children's events. For the month of May 2017, Looney's Pub - Canton was one of ten partnering Maryland restaurants to raise money for Brigance Brigade Foundation's second annual "ALS Bites!" Campaign. This campaign established by former Baltimore Ravens player O. J. Brigance and his wife Chanda Brigance raises awareness and funds to help encourage and empower people with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

As part one of the partners, Looney's Pub - Canton donated proceeds for purchases of O. J. Crushes and the "Brigance" Stake & Crab Sandwich. Looney's Pub - Maple Lawn hosts fundraisers for local Howard County Public School System school