Origins Barack Obama, full name Barack Hussein Obama II, was born on August 4th in 1961 in Hawaii, to Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Sr. Obama’s parents met in 1960 in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii where his father was a foreign student on scholarship. The couple married in 1961, their son was born just six months later but soon separated and divorced again just 3 years later when Barack was two years old. Barack Obama Sr. remarried and returned to Kenya, visiting his son in Hawaii only once in 1971 before he died in a car accident in 1982. Barack’s mother, Ann Dunham, was remarried to an Indonesian student called Lolo Soetoro, who was attending college in Hawaii. In 1967, the family moved to Jakarta, where Obama’s half-sister Maya Soetoro was born.
Born on July 17, 1948 in Dayton Ohio, Crutcher grew up in Cascade, Idaho. He graduated from Eastern Washington State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and sociology. Chris Crutcher later earned his teaching credential and taught primary and secondary school in Washington State and California. He admits he was a popular teacher, but not a good one. However, once offered the chance to direct a "last chance" alternative school in Oakland, CA, he thoughtfully served at-risk K-12 students for almost a decade before returning to the Pacific Northwest to write his first book.
Law-Yone states that she is "half Burman, a quarter Chinese and a quarter English". Law-Yone has indicated that her father's imprisonment under the military regime limited her options in the country. She was barred from university, but not allowed to leave the country. In 1967, an attempt to escape to Thailand failed and she was imprisoned, but managed to leave Burma as a stateless person. She relocated to the United States in 1973, settling in Washington D.C.after attending college in Florida.
He returned to the University of Toronto to finish his B.A. and graduated in 1919. After a year in Chicago at a meat packing plant he was offered a scholarship to Oxford University. At Oxford he did his M.A. When he came back to Canada in 1925 he taught history at the University of Toronto and got married to Maryon Elspeth Moody on August 22nd, 1925.
In the early 1960s, he founded the School of Youth for Social Services (SYSS) in Saigon. This grassroots relief organization rebuilt bombed villages, set up schools, established medical centers, and resettled families left homeless during the Vietnam War.He traveled to the U.S. to study at Princeton University, and later to lecture at Cornell University and Columbia University. His focus at the time was to urge the U.S. government to withdraw from Vietnam. He urged Martin Luther King, Jr. to publicly oppose the Vietnam War; King nominated Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in January 1967. He created the Order of Interbeing in 1966, establishing monastic and practice centers around the world.
George Caspar Homans was born in the prosperous district of Boston, Massachusetts. On his mother’s side, he was sixth generation in the lineage of that distinguished family, the Adamses of American statesmanship and literature, which includes John Adams, second president of the United States. Entering Harvard University in 1928 to read English, Homans was to spend the rest of his academic career there. He became a junior fellow in sociology in 1934; he was then invited to become a professor of sociology in 1939; and, with a gap of four years serving in the naval reserve, he remained a faculty member until he retired in 1970. In The Human Group (1950) George C. Homans made a major contribution to the deepening of small group theory and research and through this to a growing sophistication of practice with the field of social groupwork.
Elie Wiesel Biography Elie Wiesel is a writer who has written nearly 40 books in his life time. ("Elie Wiesel - Biography".) He is Jewish and a survivor of the holocaust. “After the war, the teenaged Wiesel found asylum in France, where he learned for the first time that his two older sisters had survived the war. Wiesel mastered the French language and studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, while supporting himself as a choir master and teacher of Hebrew.” (“Elie Wiesel Biography."
After graduating high school, Erik was really concentrating on becoming an artist. When Erik wasn't in art classes, he would be wandering Europe while visiting museums and sleeping under bridges. When Eric was twenty five, one of his friends, Peter Blos (an artist and later a psychoanalyst) gave him the idea of applying for a teaching position at an experimental school for American students run by a friend of Anne Freud's. Erik received a certificate in Montessori education and one from the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. Anna Freud psychoanalyzed Erik.
Anthony Giddens Anthony Giddens was born January 18, 1938 in London to Thomas George and Nell Maude Giddens. He was born into a lower middle class family and was the first in his family to go to college. He began his education at the Minchenden Grammer School in Southgate of London. He then went on to Hull University where he obtained his bachelor’s in sociology and psychology in 1959 and the London School of Economics where he graduated with his masters in sociology in 1961. In 1976, Anthony Giddens received is doctorial degree from the University of Cambridge and went on to teach at different colleges.
He was born to Andries van Wesele, who was an apothecary to the Emperor Maximillian and his son Charles V. Andries was also an illegitimate son of the Emperor’s physician. Vesalius’ grandfather was the Royal Physician of Emperor Maximillion, and his great grandfather received his medical degree and taught medicine at the school Vesalius eventually attended, the University of Louvain. He came from a long line of people in the Royal service. In February 1530, only 15 years old, Andreas enrolled at the University of Louvain to pursue studying the arts, as his father planned for him. Two years later, he continued his education at the University of Paris but changed his academic goals.