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University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo, abbreviated as Todai or UTokyo, is a public research university located in Bunkyo, Japan. Established in 1877 as the first imperial university, it is one of Japan's most prestigious universities; the university has 10 faculties and enrolls about 30,000 students, 2,100 of whom are international students. Its five campuses are in Hongō, Kashiwa and Nakano, it is among the top echelon of the select Japanese universities assigned additional funding under the MEXT's Top Global University Project to enhance Japan's global educational competitiveness. As of 2018, University of Tokyo's alumni, faculty members and researchers include seventeen prime ministers, sixteen Nobel Prize laureates, three Pritzker Prize laureates, three astronauts, a Fields Medalist; the university was chartered by the Meiji government in 1877 under its current name by amalgamating older government schools for medicine, various traditional scholars and modern learning. It was renamed "the Imperial University" in 1886, Tokyo Imperial University in 1897 when the Imperial University system was created.

In September 1923, an earthquake and the following fires destroyed about 700,000 volumes of the Imperial University Library. The books lost included the Hoshino Library, a collection of about 10,000 books; the books were the former possessions of Hoshino Hisashi before becoming part of the library of the university and were about Chinese philosophy and history. In 1947, after Japan's defeat in World War II, it re-assumed its original name. With the start of the new university system in 1949, Todai swallowed up the former First Higher School and the former Tokyo Higher School, which thenceforth assumed the duty of teaching first- and second-year undergraduates, while the faculties on Hongo main campus took care of third- and fourth-year students. Although the university was founded during the Meiji period, it has earlier roots in the Astronomy Agency, Shoheizaka Study Office, the Western Books Translation Agency; these institutions were government offices established by the 徳川幕府 Tokugawa shogunate, played an important role in the importation and translation of books from Europe.

Kikuchi Dairoku, an important figure in Japanese education, served as president of Tokyo Imperial University. For the 1964 Summer Olympics, the university hosted the running portion of the modern pentathlon event. On 20 January 2012, Todai announced that it would shift the beginning of its academic year from April to September to align its calendar with the international standard; the shift would be phased in over five years. But this unilateral announcement by the president was received badly and the university abandoned the plans. According to The Japan Times, the university had 1,282 professors in February 2012. Of those, 58 were women. In the fall of 2012 and for the first time, the University of Tokyo started two undergraduate programs taught in English and geared toward international students — Programs in English at Komaba — the International Program on Japan in East Asia and the International Program on Environmental Sciences. In 2014, the School of Science at the University of Tokyo introduced an all-English undergraduate transfer program called Global Science Course.

The University of Tokyo is organized into 15 graduate schools. Todai Law School is considered as one of the top Law schools in Japan, ranking top in the number of successful candidates of Japanese Bar Examination in 2009 and 2010. Eduniversal ranked Japanese business schools, the Faculty of Economics in Todai is placed 4th in Japan; the University of Tokyo is considered a top research institution of Japan. It receives the largest amount of national grants for research institutions, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, receiving 40% more than the University with 2nd largest grants and 90% more than the University with 3rd largest grants; this massive financial investment from the Japanese government directly affects Todai's research outcomes. According to Thomson Reuters, Todai is the best research university in Japan, its research excellence is distinctive in Physics, Biology & Biochemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Materials Science and Immunology. In another ranking, Nikkei Shimbun on 16 February 2004 surveyed about the research standards in Engineering studies based on Thomson Reuters, Grants in Aid for Scientific Research and questionnaires to heads of 93 leading Japanese Research Centers, Todai was placed 4th in this ranking.

Weekly Diamond reported that Todai has the 3rd highest research standard in Japan in terms of research fundings per researchers in COE Program. In the same article, it's ranked 21st in terms of the quality of education by GP funds per student. Todai has been recognized for its research in the social sciences and humanities. In January 2011, Repec ranked Todai's Economics department as Japan's best economics research university, and it is the only Japanese university within world top 100. Todai has produced 9 presidents of the Japanese Economic Association, the largest number in the association. Asahi Shimbun summarized the amount of academic papers in Japanese major legal journals by university, Todai was ranked top during 2005-2009; the University's School of Sci

HMCS Stone Frigate

HMCS Stone Frigate is a dormitory of the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. Built to be a naval storehouse, it was converted to its present use in 1876 on the establishment of the College; the Stone Frigate was a storehouse at the Kingston Royal Naval Dockyard, Point Frederick Peninsula, in Kingston, Ontario. Designed by Archibald Fraser in 1819–24, it was constructed under the command of Captain Robert Barrie to store gear and rigging of the British fleet from the War of 1812, dismantled and housed in Navy Bay pursuant to the Rush–Bagot Treaty of 1817. Closed in 1835, the dockyard reopened in 1837 in response to rebellions in the Canadas. Captain Williams Sandom and a party of sailors resided in the Stone Frigate warehouse close to the St. Lawrence pier in Navy Bay. By the 1860s, only the Stone Frigate storehouse and one wharf of the dockyard were kept in repair; the former warehouse was converted into a dormitory and classrooms when the Royal Military College of Canada was established in 1876, on the site of the former dockyard.

In 1941, the Royal Military College of Canada cadets were housed in the Stone Frigate while student officers taking Canadian junior war staff courses, field security courses and radio technician's courses were quartered in Fort Frederick. A plaque erected in 1957 describes the Stone Frigate as follows: Once part of a large and active naval dockyard, this substantial stone building was erected as a warehouse for naval stores. Although planned in 1816, it was not completed until four years when the need for storage facilities to hold gear and rigging from British warships dismantled in compliance with the Rush–Bagot Agreement had become acute. After the Rebellion of 1837 the building functioned as a barracks for the naval detachment charged with patrolling the lakes, it was apparently used as a storehouse again. By 1876 the structure, now known as the Stone Frigate, had been refitted to house the newly established Royal Military College of Canada, an institution it continues to serve. Known within Royal Military College of Canada as "The Boat", the Stone Frigate houses 1 Squadron, who in turn call themselves the Stone Frigate Military Academy.

Renovations to the Stone Frigate began in the summer of 2003. Interior stone walls were restored and cleaned and new structural supports and interior walls were constructed. Windows and mechanical and electrical services were installed and an annex extension was built; the Department of National Defence re-opened the renovated Stone Frigate building in early April 2004. The Stone Frigate is on the Registry of Historic Places of Canada. Pipe Major Donald M. Carrigan composed the Stone Frigate Reel in honour of the Stone Frigate at the Royal Military College of Canada circa 1983. Stone frigate Royal Canadian Navy Ontario Heritage Trust: The Stone Frigate

Sebastián Rulli

Sebastián Óscar Rulli is an Argentine actor and model. Rulli was born in the oldest of three children, he studied Business Administration in his native Argentina. When moving to Mexico entered the Centro de Educación Artística, where he prepared more as an actor, although he had taken acting classes with several teachers in Argentina and Italy. Between 1995 and 1998 the actor began to venture into some telenovelas in Argentina, decided to settle in Mexico to study acting at the Centro de Educación Artística de Televisa, his debut on screen was in the year 2000 in the telenovela Primer amor, a mil por hora, followed by Sin pecado concebido, Clase 406, both melodramas began to position him as one of the most sought after actors. In 2004, the actor starred in the telenovela Rubí, alongside actress Bárbara Mori, a role that would catapult him to international success. During the following years, Rulli continued working uninterruptedly in telenovelas such as Contra viento y marea, Mundo de fieras, Pasión.

In addition to telenovelas, Rulli has participated in TV series as Mujer, casos de la vida real, Alegrijes y rebujos, Ugly Betty, Amor mío. In 2008 he starred in the telenovela Un gancho al corazón based on the Argentine telenovela titled Sos mi vida, with Danna García; the following year he appeared in two episodes of the telenovela Cuando me enamoro, he starred the telenovela Teresa, with Angelique Boyer, thanks to his performance in this telenovela he received two awards as Best Actor in the New York Latin ACE Awards and the Bravo Awards. In 2012 he was the co-star of the telenovela produced by Nicandro Díaz González entitled Amores verdaderos, an adaptation of the Argentine telenovela produced in 2005 entitled Amor en custodia. Two years after Teresa, he returned to work with Angelique Boyer, in the telenovela Lo que la vida me robó; this telenovela made. Two years he returned to star along with Boyer the telenovela Tres veces Ana, which made him return to win in TVyNovelas Awards as Best Actor.

Rulli was married to Cecilia Galliano from 2008 to 2011, with her he had his first child, Santiago. He has been in a relationship with Angelique Boyer since 2014. Sebastián Rulli on IMDb Sebastián Rulli on Twitter Sebastián Rulli on Instagram