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University of Wisconsin System

The University of Wisconsin System is a university system of public universities in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. It is one of the largest public higher-education systems in the country, enrolling more than 174,000 students each year and employing 39,000 faculty and staff statewide; the University of Wisconsin System is composed of two doctoral research universities, eleven comprehensive universities, thirteen freshman-sophomore branch campuses. The present-day University of Wisconsin System was created on October 11, 1971, by Chapter 100, Laws of 1971, which combined the former University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin State Universities systems into an enlarged University of Wisconsin System; the merger was supposed to take effect in 1973. The merger took effect on July 1974, combining two chapters of the Wisconsin statutes; the former Chapter 36 and Chapter 37 were merged to create a new Chapter 36. The University of Wisconsin was created by the state constitution in 1848, held its first classes in Madison in 1849.

In 1956, pressed by the growing demand for a large public university that offered graduate programs in Wisconsin's largest city, Wisconsin lawmakers merged Wisconsin State College of Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin–Extension's Milwaukee division as the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. The new campus consisted of both the WSCM campus near the lakefront and the UW extension in downtown Milwaukee. Starting in the 1940s, freshman-sophomore centers were opened across the state. In 1968, the Green Bay center was upgraded to a full-fledged four-year institution as the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, while the Kenosha and Racine centers were merged as the University of Wisconsin–Parkside. By 1971, the University of Wisconsin system consisted of campuses at Madison, Green Bay and Kenosha/Somers, along with 10 freshman-sophomore centers and the statewide University of Wisconsin–Extension; the total enrollment of the University of Wisconsin system at that time was 69,554. The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin system consisted of ten members, nine of whom were appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate for nine-year terms.

The tenth was the State Superintendent of Public Instruction who served ex officio on both the University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin State University boards. In 1866, the state legislature established a normal school at Platteville—the first of eight teacher-training schools across the state. In 1911, the legislature permitted the normal schools to offer two years of post-high school work in art, liberal arts and sciences, pre-law, pre-medicine; the broadened curriculum proved popular and soon accounted for over one-third of the normal schools' enrollment. In 1920, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching issued a report on "The Professional Education of Teachers of American Public Schools", which attacked such programs, arguing that normal schools should not deviate from their purpose as trainers of teachers; when the Milwaukee Normal School persisted with its popular enhanced curriculum, the regents of the Normal School system, the legislature, the governor all became involved.

MNS President Carroll G. Pearse was forced to resign in 1923, the regents ordered the discontinuation of non-teacher-education programs; the issue was not settled, though. In 1926, the regents repurposed the Normal Schools as "State Teachers Colleges", offering a four-year course of study leading to a Bachelor of Education degree that incorporated significant general education at all levels; the thousands of returning World War II veterans in Wisconsin needed more college choices for their studies under the G. I. Bill, popular demand pushed the State Teachers College system Regents to once again allow the teacher training institutions to offer bachelor's degrees in liberal arts and fine arts. In 1951 the state teachers colleges were redesignated as "Wisconsin State Colleges," offering a full four-year liberal-arts curriculum. In 1955, the Stout Institute in Menomonie, founded as a private engineering school in 1891 and was sold to the state in 1911, was merged into the Wisconsin State Colleges system.

The state colleges were all granted university status as "Wisconsin State Universities" in 1964. As of 1971, the Wisconsin State Universities comprised nine public universities and four freshman-sophomore branch campuses, with a total enrollment of 64,148; the board was made up of 14 members, 13 of whom were appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate for five-year terms. The 14th was the State Superintendent of Public Instruction; the University of Wisconsin system merged with the Wisconsin State University system in 1971 to create today's University of Wisconsin System. The 1971 merger law approved by the State Senate combined the two higher education systems in Wisconsin under a single Board of Regents, creating a system with 13 universities, 14 freshman-sophomore centers, a statewide extension with offices in all 72 counties; each university is named "University of Wisconsin–" followed by the location or name. Each two-year college was named "University of Wisc

Kisses in the Rain

Kisses in the Rain is John Pizzarelli's Telarc Records debut from 2000. The date includes his working trio, composed of Martin Pizzarelli on double-bass and Ray Kennedy on piano. "From Monday On" "When I Take My Sugar to Tea" "I'm In the Mood for Love" "I Can't Get Up the Nerve" "I Got Rhythm" "When Lights Are Low" "I Thought About You" "Should I?" "Don't Be That Way" "I Could Have Told You So" "Kisses in the Rain" "Oscar Night" "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" "Baby Just Come Home to Me" "Lifetime or Two, A" "I Wouldn't Trade You" John Pizzarelliguitar, vocals Martin Pizzarelli – double-bass Ray Kennedy – piano


Sunbaker is a 1937 black-and-white photograph by Australian modernist photographer Max Dupain, depicting the head and shoulders of a man lying on a beach, taken from a low angle. The iconic photograph has been described as "quintessentially Australian", a "sort of icon of the Australian way of life". and "arguably the most recognised of all Australian photographs." It was a simple affair. We were camping down the south coast and one of my friends leapt out of the surf and slammed down onto the beach to have a sunbake – marvellous. We made the image and it's been around, I suppose as a sort of icon of the Australian way of life; the photograph depicts the head and shoulders of a man lying flat on his stomach on the sand. His head, tilted to the left, is resting on one arm and his other arm is lying flat on the sand before him; the photograph is taken from a low angle and head on, so nothing else of the subject can be seen. The sun appears to be directly overhead and casts much of the subject into deep shadow while reflecting off the beads of water on his arms and back.

The subject takes up much of the upper half of the work, with the bottom half consisting of a bright, empty area of sand. The picture can be seen as "forming a single pyramidal form positioned against the horizon."Dupain took the photograph in 1937 at Culburra Beach, a small town on the New South Wales South Coast. The man in the photograph was Harold Salvage, a British builder, part of a group of friends on a surfing trip; the first version of the Sunbaker image appeared only once. This was in a limited edition booklet entitled Max Dupain: photographs, published by Hal Massingham in 1948; this was Dupain's preferred version but the original negative was lost and as a result the prints that went on to become his most famous work were printed from a second negative which shows the sunbaker's hand relaxed. The most familiar version of the photograph was not printed until a retrospective of Dupain's work in 1975 at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney; the only known vintage print of the original version was donated to the State Library of New South Wales as one of over 108 vintage prints compiled by Dupain's friend, the architect Chris Vandyke.

Sunbaker is more than just a young man on the beach sunbathing. It is iconic, it is a symbol of the body in contact with primal forces; these are elemental, regenerating forces, the body on the beach gains sustenance from the earth, the sun and water. The photograph has been described as "perhaps the most famous and admired photograph in Australia" and "probably the most recognised Australian photograph"; the image has been seen as inspired by European modernist photographers, "more interest in abstract form than descriptive photographs." The image has "become part of the consciousness of Australians – symbolising health, vitality, a love of the outdoors and an appreciation of sport and relaxation."Isobel Crombie, senior curator of photography at the National Gallery of Victoria has argued that this work, much of Dupain's works in the 1930s, shows sign of being influenced by the concepts of eugenics and the "body culture" movement. Crombie states "Most of us think of Dupain as a strict, clear modernist...

But there is a whole series of works... influenced by the ideas of the regeneration of a race through the revitalisation of the body." Crombie considers Dupain's work of the period, including Sunbaker to represent a "racial archetype" of ideal Australians. A copy of Sunbaker from the Dupain family's own collection sold for AUD105,000 in June 2016

Toni Williams

Henry Anthony Williams, known professionally as Toni Williams or Antoni Williams, was a Cook Island-born New Zealand pop singer, who began singing at the Gandhi Hall in Auckland City where he became a local sensation. Born Henry Anthony Williams on 28 May 1939, in Parekura in the Avarua District of Rarotonga, he was the son of a doctor. Owing to his father's being employed by the New Zealand government, Williams' childhood was taken up by moving between Rarotonga and the outer Cook Islands, he moved to Auckland in 1950 at the age of 11 for schooling. As a youngster he injured himself playing football. With a hip condition as a result, he stayed at the Wilson Home for Crippled Children for a period of time. Williams cited his interest in the guitar and singing as coming from spending 13 months in hospital as a result of a football accident. Not long after his hospitalisation, Williams formed the Housewarmers, a little group that performed at small family events. Two years the band by William's direction became Toni Williams and The Tremellos.

After that things started happening, he toured New Zealand under the promotor Harry M. WilliamsIn 1960 his single, "Cradle Of Love" bw "Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes" was released on the La Gloria label; that same year, "Let the Little Girl Dance" bw "In A Mansion Stands My Love", "Endlessly"/"Is A Bluebird Blue" were released by La Gloria. Williams toured with the Howard Morrison Quartet, in 1965 he married the Miss Canterbury beauty pageant winner. In 1972, his single "Tellabout", was an APRA Silver Scroll-nominated song. In the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours, Williams was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to entertainment Williams died in Christchurch on 1 October 2016, aged 77. Toni Williams discography at Discogs Toni Williams at AllMusic

August Weber

August Weber was a German painter of the Düsseldorf school. Weber began his studies as a landscape painter in Frankfurt at the painter Heinrich Rosenkranz and continued in 1835 his studies at the court painter Johann Heinrich Schilbach in Darmstadt he studied at the Städel Institute in Frankfurt and moved in the autumn of 1838 to Düsseldorf, he became there a professor, among his students were Theodor Martens and John Robinson Tait. In 1858 he brought Jacob Anton Burger from Frankfurt to Düsseldorf. In 1844 he was a co-founder of the Association of Düsseldorf Artists and a member of the Painting Council. In 1863 he became an honorary member of the Düsseldorfer Künstler-Liedertafel, in 1864 he was awarded the title of honorary master of the Free German High Foundation for Science and General Education in Frankfurt. Weber had been married since 1844, he died of pneumonia on 9 September 1873. Weber did not follow the realistic art, but saw it as an tool for visualizing fantasies and poetic thoughts.

The idealistic overall effect had to be attributed over all effects and details, exceptions were natural phenomena such as the moonlight or the evening landscape. In the literature, he is referred to as "Moonshine-Weber". Beside landscape paintings, he created drawings and watercolors, as well as some lithographs. De:August Weber, a human name disambiguation page in German Wikipedia

Sarah Angelina Acland

Sarah Angelina Acland was an English amateur photographer, known for her portraiture and as a pioneer of colour photography. She was credited by her contemporaries with inaugurating colour photography "as a process for the travelling amateur", by virtue of the photographs she took during two visits to Gibraltar in 1903 and 1904. Sarah Acland was the daughter of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, Sarah Acland, after whom the Acland Hospital in Oxford was named, she lived with her parents at 40 -- central Oxford. As a child, Sarah Acland was photographed by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson with her friend Ina Liddell, the sister of Alice Liddell. At the age of 5, on 20 June 1855, she and one of her brothers presented a trowel to Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, Chancellor of Oxford University, at the laying of the foundation stone for the Oxford University Museum; the art critic John Ruskin taught her art and she knew a number of the Pre-Raphaelites.

She assisted Dante Gabriel Rossetti when he was painting murals at the Oxford Union. At the age of 19, Acland was influenced by photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Ackland took landscapes. For example, she took a portrait photograph of the Prime Minister William Gladstone during a visit by him to Oxford. On the death of her mother in 1878, Sarah became her father's housekeeper at the family home in Broad Street until his death in 1900. In 1885, she instigated a cabmen's shelter in the middle of Broad Street, which stood there until 1912. Acland started to experiment with colour photography in 1899, her earliest work was accomplished using the Ives Kromskop and Sanger Shepherd colour processes, in which three separate photographs were taken through red and blue filters. In 1903 Acland visited her brother Admiral Acland at his home in Gibraltar. Acland took photographs of Europa Point looking out from Europe to Africa, pictures of flora in the Admiral's residence, The Mount, the author and ornithologist Colonel William Willoughby Cole Verner.

In 1904, she exhibited at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain with 33 three-colour prints under the title The Home of the Osprey, Gibraltar. She used the Autochrome process of the Lumiere brothers, introduced in 1907. In her life after the death of her father, until her death in 1930, Sarah Acland lived in Park Town, North Oxford, taking many colour photographs there, she visited and photographed on the Atlantic island of Madeira, staying at Reid's Hotel to the west of central Funchal. Sarah Acland was the Royal Society of Arts, she never married, in 1901, the year after her father's death, she moved to Clevedon House, now 10 Park Town, where she died in 1930. A blue plaque was dedicated to her on this house on 24 July 2016. A collection of Acland's photographs is housed at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford; the Bodleian Library in Oxford has catalogues of her photograph albums and papers, dating from the late 19th century. E. J. Bowen, who lived in the same house as Sarah Acland in Park Town, Oxford List of women photographers Sarah Angelina Acland photographs in Google Images Photograph of Sarah Angelina Acland at the National Portrait Gallery