Category Archives: University

The Arawak

The Arawak are a group of indigenous peoples of South America and of the Caribbean. Specifically, the term “Arawak” has been applied at various times to the Lokono of South America and the Taíno, who historically lived in the Greater … Continue reading

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Georges Brossard

Georges Brossard, CM CQ was an entomologist and founder of the Montreal Insectarium. He passed away on June 26, 2019, at the age of 79. Born: 1940, La Prairie, Quebec and Died 2019. He had been admitted to the facility … Continue reading

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David Gaub McCullough

David Gaub McCullough Born: July 7, 1933 (age 85 years), Pittsburgh, PA He is an American author, narrator, popular historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of … Continue reading

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Grace Brewster Murray Hopper

Grace Brewster Murray Hopper 1906- 1992 age 86 She was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented … Continue reading

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Raye Jean Montague

Raye Jean Montague 1935-2018 age 83 She was an American naval engineer credited with creating the first computer-generated rough draft of a U.S. naval ship. She was the first female program manager of ships in the United States Navy. Raye … Continue reading

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Margaret Heafield Hamilton

Margaret Heafield Hamilton1936 age 82 years She is an American computer scientist, systems engineer, and business owner. She was Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, which developed on board flight software for the Apollo space … Continue reading

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Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Maria Gaetana Agnesi 1718-1799, Milan, Italy age 81 She was an Italian mathematician, philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian. She was the first woman to write a mathematics handbook and the first woman appointed as a mathematics professor at a university discussing … Continue reading

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Marie Skłodowska Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie born1867, Warsaw, Poland Died: 1934, Sancellemoz is a sanatorium in the town of Passy, in Haute-Savoie, eastern France. She was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first … Continue reading

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Chien-Shiung Wu

Chien-Shiung Wu 1912-Liuhe, Taicang, Suzhou, China Died 1997, New York, NYags 85 She was a Chinese-American experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the field of nuclear physics. Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, Wu experiment, Parity, Beta decay where … Continue reading

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Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko

Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko1965 (age 53) He is the fifth and current President of Ukraine, in office since 2014. He served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2010, and as the Minister of Trade and Economic Development in … Continue reading

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