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  • Our Limited Brain Capacity
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    MY VIEW ON LIFE AS WE TRY TO UNDERSTAND IT August 11th. 1998 I am now 62 years old and I have plodded through the years, at first, enduring the terror of World War Two as a child, surviving the "Blitz " of London, escaping death by minutes. Then, in peacetime, [if you can call it that, but in my world it was] through the schooling years, at which I reached the pinnacle of personal achievement. The last year of my Secondary Modern School, I was top of my class. It was not that I was so smart, it ...
  • Commission For The Farragut Statue
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    SUMMARY: "Vinnie Ream" The article "Vinnie Ream", from the August 2000 issue of Smithsonian Magazine, tells the story of a woman in the 1800's who was chosen to sculpt statues of prominent Americans, including Abraham Lincoln, despite having little experience. The article gives both an overview of the life of Vinnie Ream and an account of the political battles that arose from her commissions. The article opens by talking about how the government had decided to commemorate Civil War hero David Fa...
  • Choreographer Producer Relationships Fosse
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    Jimmy Lapis 10/14 Dance for Musical Theatre Research Paper: Inst. 2 Robert Louis Fosse 1927-1987 Robert Louis Fosse was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the son of a vaudevillian and appropriately enough was born into the theatre. As a child, the art of dance wasn't only used as a past time by young Fosse, but rather as a way of gaining attention from friends and family. From an early age he had already started studying ballet, tap and acrobatic dance. As Fosse grew up, his tal...
  • Mary And Louis's Son Richard
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    The search for the explanation of human origins is the goal and often life long commitment of many Anthropologists. Every time a major discovery is made we move closer to discovering a piece of the puzzle that is human evolution. Major contributions have been made by a number of men and women. Some of the more famous names like Raymond Dart, and Tim White are known for the huge discoveries they made. However, no name is more famous in the search for human origins then Leakey. The Leakey legacy b...
  • One Year After William
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    Imagine this, you " re a 14 year old Irish boy in the year 1905, when starvation sweeps across the country side and no work is to be found. Your only hop is to go to the Land of the Free, America. You soon find yourself on a small tightly packed boat for two months, with hundreds of others going to America. As you pull into the harbor, you see the sign of freedom, the Statue of Liberty, and you know that you have finally made it. This is only part of what my family had to endure so they could be...
  • Dr Goddard And His Rockets
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    December 31, 2001 THE FATHER OF MODERN ROCKETRY Robert Hutchings Goddard was a futurist. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 5, 1882. He was the son of a machinist and his father was known for his brilliance with machinery and tools. The Goddard's moved from Worcester to Boston while Robert was just an infant, because his father went in half and half on a local machine tools shop. In Boston, is where the young Robert Goddard spent his youth as an only child, and most of his younge...
  • Current Issue Of The Gender Wage Gap
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    Natascha BuehnerkemperEng 102-01312 October 2004 Essay #2 Bridging the Gap for Women's Wages "Somehow, the unsex y issue of the paycheck-equal pay for the same or equivalent work-dropped off the economic agenda. But it never left the minds of women" (41). In her article entitled "A New Campaign for Pay Equity", liberal columnist Ellen Goodman outlines the problem concerning the wage gap between men and women. By describing the present position of the wage gap, Goodman points out that there are t...
  • Huang's Look At The Events Of 1587
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    The title of Ray Huang's book 1587: A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty Decline suggests that this book is a work based on a single year in which little occurred. But in reality, Huang's look at the events of 1587 demonstrate the complex workings of the leadership during the decline of the Ming dynasty, giving the reader an insight into the societal structure, the governmental process, and the mistakes that occurred systematically to enhance the progression towards the seemingly inevitab...
  • Frieda And Harold Urey
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    Harold Clayton Urey Papers Background Harold Clayton Urey was a scientist of considerable scope whose discovery of deuterium helped him win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1934. Urey also made fundamental contributions to the production of the atomic bomb through his development of the isotope separation processes for the Manhattan Project. In the period following World War II, Urey played an active part in advocating nuclear arms control, in promoting space exploration and in the development o...
  • Senior Year
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    Georgetown Medical School Admissions Essay Aside from my older sister who is a nurse anesthetist, no one in my family has been in the medical or other health professions. In fact, I came to college thinking that I would probably follow something similar to my father's career. He is a professor of chemistry at Penn State. When I arrived as a freshman I began as a physics major and, following the advice of my faculty advisor, restricted my extracurricular activities until I had completed my first ...

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