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Randolph W. Bromery
Randolph W. ("Bill") Bromery (January 18, 1926 – February 26, 2013) was an African-American
African-American
educator and geologist, and a former Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst
(1971–79). While Chancellor, Bromery established the W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois
Archives at the University of Massachusetts, and was one of the initiators of the Five College Consortium. He was also President of the Geological Society of America, and has made numerous contributions as a geologist and academic
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African-American
Origins of the civil rights movement
Origins of the civil rights movement
· Civil rights movement
Civil rights movement
· Black Power movementPost–civil rights era
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James Hall (paleontologist)
James Hall (September 12, 1811 – August 7, 1898) was an American geologist and paleontologist. He was a noted authority on stratigraphy and had an influential role in the development of paleontology in the United States.Contents1 Early life 2 Later years 3 Selected bibliography 4 His wife Sarah Aikin 5 Aikin notes 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Hall was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, the oldest of four children. His parents, James Hall Sr. and Sousanna Dourdain Hall, had emigrated from England two years earlier. Hall developed an early interest in science and enrolled in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a recently established college that emphasized student participation and focused on science. He was a student of Amos Eaton
Amos Eaton
and Ebenezer Emmons, both notable geologists
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Exxon
Exxon
Exxon
/ˈɛksɒn/ was the brand name of oil and natural resources company Exxon
Exxon
Corporation, prior to 1972 known as Standard Oil
Standard Oil
Company of New Jersey. In 1999, Exxon
Exxon
Corporation merged with Mobil
Mobil
to form ExxonMobil. The Exxon
Exxon
brand is still used by ExxonMobil's downstream operations as a brand for certain of its gas stations, motor fuel and related products (the highest concentration of which are located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas
Texas
and in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states)
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John Hancock Insurance
John Hancock
John Hancock
Financial is an informal term for a United States insurance company which existed, in various forms, from its founding on April 21, 1862, until its acquisition in 2004 by the Canadian insurance company Manulife Financial. It was named in honor of John Hancock, a prominent Patriot. The company continues to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife and its headquarters remains in Boston, Massachusetts
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Westfield State College
Westfield State University
Westfield State University
(also known as Westfield State and formerly known as Westfield Normal School, Westfield State Teachers College, and Westfield College) is a comprehensive, coeducational, four-year public university in Westfield, Massachusetts
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National Medal Of Science
The National Medal of Science
Science
is an honor bestowed by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. The twelve member presidential Committee on the National Medal of Science
Science
is responsible for selecting award recipients and is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF).Contents1 History 2 Award process 3 The Medal 4 Recipients 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] The National Medal of Science
Science
was established on August 25, 1959, by an act of the Congress of the United States
Congress of the United States
under Pub.L. 86–209
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National Academy Of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
(NAS) is a United States
United States
nonprofit, non-governmental organization. NAS is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Engineering
Engineering
(NAE) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). As a national academy, new members of the organization are elected annually by current members, based on their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Election to the National Academies is one of the highest honors in the scientific field. Members serve pro bono as "advisers to the nation" on science, engineering, and medicine
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Library Of Congress
The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
(LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States
United States
Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. The Library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; it also maintains the Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, which houses the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center.[3] The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
claims to be the largest library in the world.[4][5] Its "collections are universal, not limited by subject, format, or national boundary, and include research materials from all parts of the world and in more than 450 languages
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American Folklife Center
The American Folklife Center
American Folklife Center
at the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
in Washington, DC was created by Congress in 1976 "to preserve and present American Folklife".[1] The center includes the Archive of Folk Culture, established at the Library in 1928 as a repository for American folk music. The center and its collections have grown to encompass all aspects of folklore and folklife worldwide.Contents1 Collections 2 See also 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External linksCollections[edit] The 20th century has been called the age of documentation. Folklorists and other ethnographers have taken advantage of each succeeding technology, from Thomas Edison's wax-cylinder recording machine (invented in 1877) to the latest digital audio equipment, to record the voices and music of many regional, ethnic, and cultural groups in the United States
United States
and around the world
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YouTube
YouTube
YouTube
is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005. Google
Google
bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube
YouTube
now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries. YouTube
YouTube
allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show
TV show
clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos
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Jet (magazine)
Jet is a magazine, currently in digital format, marketed to African-American
African-American
readers. It was founded in 1951 by John H. Johnson
John H. Johnson
of the Johnson Publishing Company
Johnson Publishing Company
in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
as an American weekly.[1] Initially billed as "The Weekly Negro News Magazine", Jet is notable for its role in chronicling the Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement
from its earliest years, including coverage of the Emmett Till
Emmett Till
murder, the Montgomery bus boycott, and Martin Luther King Jr. Published in small digest-sized format from its inception in 1951, Jet printed in all or mostly black-and-white until its December 27, 1999 issue. In 2009, Jet's publishing format was changed; it was published every week with a double issue published once each month
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James Dwight Dana
James Dwight Dana
James Dwight Dana
FRS FRSE
FRSE
(February 12, 1813 – April 14, 1895) was an American geologist, mineralogist, volcanologist, and zoologist. He made pioneering studies of mountain-building, volcanic activity, and the origin and structure of continents and oceans around the world.Contents1 Early life and career 2 Family 3 Publications 4 Awards and recognition 5 Named in honor of Dana 6 See also 7 Notes 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External linksEarly life and career[edit] Dana was born February 12, 1813, in Utica, New York. His father was merchant James Dana (1780–1860) and his mother was Harriet Dwight (1792–1870)
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Geologist
A geologist is a scientist who studies the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth
Earth
as well as the processes that shape it. Geologists usually study geology, although backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology, and other sciences are also useful. Field work
Field work
is an important component of geology, although many subdisciplines incorporate laboratory work. Geologists work in the energy and mining sectors searching for natural resources such as petroleum, natural gas, and precious metals. They are also in the forefront of preventing and mitigating damage from natural hazards and disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and landslides. Their studies are used to warn the general public of the occurrence of these events
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Alexander Winchell
Alexander Winchell
Alexander Winchell
(December 31, 1824, in North East, New York
North East, New York
– February 19, 1891, in Ann Arbor, Michigan)[1] was a United States geologist who contributed to this field mainly as an educator and a popular lecturer and author
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Grove Karl Gilbert
Grove Karl Gilbert
Grove Karl Gilbert
(May 6, 1843 – May 1, 1918), known by the abbreviated name G. K. Gilbert in academic literature, was an American geologist.Contents1 Biography1.1 Rockies geologist 1.2 Meteor Crater2 Geomorphology 3 Awards 4 Publications 5 See also 6 References 7 Secondary Sources 8 External linksBiography[edit] Gilbert was born in Rochester, New York
Rochester, New York
and graduated from the University of Rochester. In 1871, he joined George M. Wheeler's geographical survey as its first geologist. Rockies geologist[edit]Headward erosion of a gully; photo by G.K. GilbertHe then joined the Powell Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region in 1874, becoming Powell's primary assistant, and stayed with the survey until 1879.[1] During this time he published an important monograph, The Geology
Geology
of the Henry Mountains
Henry Mountains
(1877)
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