David Sedaris was born in Binghamton, New York, on December 26th, 1956, and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. In his childhood, he went to a speech therapist for his lisp problem. He attended Kent State University, but dropped out, and ended up graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked many odd jobs in Raleigh, Chicago and New York City. Since the 1908s, he has been living in France with his partner, Hugh Hamrick.
Shomoi K. Francis March 3, 2011 Ms. Wright Chemistry 1 Patricia Bath Patricia Bath was born on November 4, 1942, and the daughter of Rupert and Gladys Bath. Her father an immigrant from Trinidad was a newspaper columnist, a merchant seaman and the first black man to work for the New York City Subway as a motorman. She was raised in Harlem; Bath was motivated academically by her parents. Inspired by Albert Schweitzer, she applied for and won a National Science Foundation Scholarship while attending Charles Evans Hughes High School; this led her to a research project at Yeshiva University and Harlem Hospital Center on cancer that irritated her interest in medicine. I n 1960, still a teenager, Bath won the "Merit Award" of Mademoiselle Magazine for her contribution to the project.
By age nineteen John Howard Griffin worked as a medic in the French resistance army. He also served in the Army for the U.S. during World War II. World War II was also the time he ended up losing his sight for twelve years and began writing novels. Out of all the novels John Howard Griffin wrote he was well known for “Black Like Me”(1961). This book was ground breaking because instead of John Howard Griffin being the typical racist white
Daniel H Williams Connie Orozco Itt-Tech Daniel Hale Williams III was as physician who performed the first open-heart surgery and also founded a hospital with an interracial staff. Dr. Williams was born on January 18, 1856 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, to Sara Price Williams and Daniel Hale Williams II. Dr. Williams III was the fifth born of seven children. “After the passing of his father Daniel Hale Williams II at the age of 75, his mother Sara moved the family several times and 10 year old Daniel was sent to live with family and friends in Baltimore, Maryland, where he became a shoemaker’s apprentice.”(Daniel Hale Williams III. (2014) The Biography.com website) Daniel then returned to live with his family in Illinois to continue his education; He then began to work as apprentice for Dr. Henry Palmer who was a highly accomplished surgeon.
Tiffany A 06/26/15 Chpt 27 DMV & OPT DMV: The document I chose was Puwat Charukamnoetkanok, “Triple Identity: My Experience as an Immigrant in America (1990). Puwat was a student at the State University of New York. He had entered the country from Thailand four years earlier. In the autobiographical essay from him he reflects on his own experiences and compares them to his grandfathers, who moved from China to Thailand in 1937. Puwat graduated from college in 1992, and had gone to medical school and is now a physician.
A Father's Story, Andre Dubus Andre Dubus (1936—1999) He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and completed his early education in a Catholic school. He won recognition for his short stories, including the PEN/Malamud Award, writing with precision and deep compassion for his characters. He was a guest lecturer at several American Universities. He lost a leg in a traffic accident when he stopped to help other motorists. The movie In the Bedroom, which was nominated for five academy awards in 2001, was based on his story "Killings."
Life of Yann Martel Born on June 25, 1963 in Salamanca, Spain, Yann Martel had a unique childhood. His parents who were Canadian born, had joined the Canadian foreign service. The result was Martel being raised in Canada, Costa Rica, France, Spain, and Mexico. Martel studied philosophy in Ontario at Trent University from 1981 to 1984. He was 27 years old when he decided to become a full-time author, after having spent some time working odd jobs such as tree planting, dishwasher, security guard, and parking lot attendant.
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.
1.0 Slobodan Milosevic Profile Milosevic Serbia has its roots in tribal Vasojevici. He was born and raised in Pozarevac, the Axis occupation of Yugoslavia during World War II. His parents separated after the war. His father, Svetozar Milosevic Serbian Orthodox deacon, shot himself in 1962 and his mother, Stanislava Resanovic, a school teacher and also an active member of the Communist Party, committed suicide in 1972. Milosevic went to study law at the University of Belgrade Law School, where he became head of the ideology of the committee of the Communist League of Yugoslavia (SKJ).
Maxwell began his undergraduate studies at Edinburgh University at age sixteen and entered graduate school at Cambridge University at age nineteen. After graduation, he was a fellow and professor at a variety of colleges in the United Kingdom. Maxwell was inducted as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh when he was 25, and promoted to a Fellow of The Royal Society at age 30. After a fruitful career, James Maxwell passed away at the age of 48 of stomach cancer, which was oddly the same cause and timing of his mother’s death when Maxwell was eight years old (Forfar, 1995). Before we start talking about Maxwell’s Equations, let’s look back into history.