background preloader

Yale University wikipedia

Yale University wikipedia
Yale University is a private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Originally chartered as the "Collegiate School", the institution traces its roots to 17th-century clergymen who sought to establish a college to train clergy and political leaders for the colony. In 1718, the College was renamed "Yale College" to honor a gift from Elihu Yale, a governor of the British East India Company. In 1861, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences became the first U.S. institution to award the Ph.D.[5] Yale became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900. Yale College was transformed, beginning in the 1930s, through the establishment of residential colleges: 12 now exist and two more are planned. History[edit] A Front View of Yale-College and the College Chapel, Daniel Bowen, 1786. Early history[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale_University

Related:  David Graeber - Yale University - not just CUNYWikipedia A

Profs attend World Economic Forum Yale officials and professors both presented and protested at the recently concluded World Economic Forum held in New York City. While Yale President Richard Levin, School of Management Dean Jeffrey Garten, law professor Daniel Esty, foreign policy expert Paul Kennedy and economics professor Jean Lanjouw participated in the forum, anthropology professor David Graeber led a protest movement on behalf on the anarchist group he helped found, the Anti-Capitalist Convergence. The forum, held in Davos, Switzerland, for the past 31 years, was moved to New York City because of security concerns surrounding the wealthy Alpine resort and as a show of solidarity with New York after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Francis Drake Sir Francis Drake, vice admiral (c. 1540 – 27 January 1596) was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world, from 1577 to 1580. Elizabeth I of England awarded Drake a knighthood in 1581.

Dresden University of Technology Georg-Schumann-Building of the Dresden University of Technology The Technische Universität Dresden (usually translated[1] from German as Dresden University of Technology and abbreviated TU Dresden or TUD) is the largest institute of higher education in the city of Dresden, the largest university in Saxony and one of the 10 largest universities in Germany with 37,134 students as of 2013[update].[2] The name Technische Universität Dresden has only been used since 1961; the history of the university, however, goes back nearly 200 years to 1828. This makes it one of the oldest colleges of technology in Germany, and one of the country’s oldest universities, which in German today refers to institutes of higher education which cover the entire curriculum. The university is member of TU9, a consortium of the nine leading German Institutes of Technology.

Graeber agrees to leave University Sociocultural anthropology professor David Graeber, a self-described anarchist whose contract was not renewed by the University last spring, announced Wednesday that he has withdrawn his petition to remain at Yale in exchange for a year’s paid sabbatical. Graeber filed a formal appeal in September alleging that the decision not to renew his contract was politically motivated. He was an assistant professor for six years before the Anthropology Department’s senior faculty voted not to extend his contract for an additional two years. Arleigh Burke Admiral Arleigh Albert '31-knot' Burke (October 19, 1901 – January 1, 1996) was an admiral of the United States Navy who distinguished himself during World War II and the Korean War, and who served as Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. Early life and naval career[edit] Arleigh Burke. Taken in 1920 while he was attending the U.S.

TU9 TU9 German Institutes of Technology e. V. is an incorporated society of the nine most prestigious, oldest, and largest universities focusing on engineering and technology in Germany. The current president of TU9 is Ernst Schmachtenberg, rector of RWTH Aachen.[1] Two members of TU9, RWTH Aachen and TU Munich, are selected as Germany's Universities of Excellence for two consecutive funding periods of 2007 - 2012 and 2012 - 2017. Univ. was wrong to stay silent on Graeber While the end of the semester usually brings with it a slew of final assignments, this year the University also received a withdrawal — that of anthropology professor David Graeber’s petition to remain at Yale. Graeber, who had served for six years as an assistant professor, challenged the non-renewal of his contract in September, claiming that the decision was politically motivated. An avowed anarchist as well as a famous anthropologist, Graeber alleged that his quite public radical views lay at the root of his dismissal. Since the University has made only surface comments regarding the sensitivity of the issue and has generally refused to defend itself against such charges, public information about the case has rarely risen beyond speculation, anecdotes and Graeber’s own statements.

Metanarrative A metanarrative in critical theory and particularly in postmodernism is a narrative about narratives of historical meaning, experience or knowledge, which offers a society legitimation through the anticipated completion of a (as yet unrealised) master idea.[1][2][3] The term was brought into prominence by Jean-François Lyotard in 1984, with his claim that the postmodern was characterised precisely by a mistrust of the grand narratives (Progress, Enlightenment emancipation, Marxism) that had formed an essential part of modernity.[4] [edit] Simplifying to the extreme, I define postmodern as incredulity toward metanarratives[. ..] The narrative function is losing its functors, its great hero, its great dangers, its great voyages, its great goal. It is being dispersed in clouds of narrative language[...]

Related: