Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

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  • Racism In Oscars

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    against races, transgenders, and religions. Racism has been a problem in this country since slavery started. Despite the Emancipation Proclamation and amendments to the Constitution that make discrimination based on race illegal, even modern day Americans find this sort of discrimination acceptable. Recently at the Oscars and in the movie producing world, there has been much unrest. After black people boycotted the Oscars for not including many black people in their nominations, Chris Rock became

  • Martin Puryar Research Paper Outline

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    William Caldwell Sondra E. Martin Contemporary Art 363-01 19 November 2015 Martin Puryear : Artist Martin Puryear is an American Artist from Washington DC, who is known for his sculptures, architecture, and craft. His idea was to have functions between fine art and craft that reflected ones creativity. Martin Puryear graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1963 from Catholic University which, he later joined the Peace Corps teaching for two years, and by 1966 Puryear entered a printmaking program

  • David Blackwell

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    junior year he took an elementary analysis course and really fell in love with mathematics. Dr. Blackwell was appointed a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study from 1941 for a year . At that time members of the Institute were automatically officially made visting fellows of Princeton University , and thus Blackwell was listed in its bulletin as such . This caused considerable ruckus as there had never been a black

  • Bruce Barth: A Brief Biography

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    “He has achieved to assemble some of the most remarkable trios and quartets I had seen in years… he is a major talent and a truly original artist… Gabriel has managed to consolidate his Latin American influences with the depths of the Jazz tradition with his unmistakable personal touch.” See attached letter. Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award Winner saxophonist/composer Peter Brainin who has performed around the globe and who has recorded with acclaimed bands such as Chico O’Farril Afro Cuban Jazz

  • Joseph Neesima's Statement Of Reasons For Leaving Japan

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    have shaped Joseph’s ideals, later becoming the educational standard for Doshisha. Joseph Neesima entrusted the future faculties with the role of rearing members of the society, who are able to guide Japan as the country’s conscience. Throughout his experience abroad, Joseph Neesima came to understand and appreciate the fundamentals of the American society, which led to his teaching principles of Doshisha; Christianity, freedom, and internationality. During the Meiji period, leaving Japan and traveling

  • Edward Harvey Research Paper

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    name to Edward Albee. The Albee’s, recipients of an incredible amount of wealth from the vaudeville and movie industry, raised Edward in Westchester, New York. With the advantage of social and economic privilege, Edward was raised to be a respectable member of New York’s elite society. He was constantly exposed to well known theatre personalities throughout his life. Sadly, this lifestyle resulted in little connection between Edward and his conservative parents. He always felt extremely

  • Academic Achievements : The American College Testing Exam

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    Program to take the American College Testing Exam. Following this testing, I expanded in my membership with this talent program by taking two independent learning courses: “Discovering Science and

  • Stephen King: American Author of Contemporary Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy

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    Stephen King: American Author of Contemporary Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Introduction Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, fantasy, science fiction, and suspense who was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. He has sold more than 350 million copies of his books. Many of his books have been adapted into films, TV movies, and comic books. King has published 50 novels, five nonfiction books, and two hundred short stories. He has received many awards to recognize

  • A Great Composer Essay

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    Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness—I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness. Only one man could claim the title as probably the greatest composer in American history for writing so many unforgettable works: Aaron Copland. He lived a life inspired by many things as well as inspiring people all across the nation, and it really led to the opposite of being drawn into himself, as he described in the quote above. He was

  • The Influence Of Past American Women Writers

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    The Influence of Past American Women Writers Amy Tan, Julia Ward Howe, and Judith Sargent Murray are some of the noble women whom have helped shape the lives of their fellow gender with the talents of their writing. Much of their writing became increasingly influential years after it was written. Their literature allows today’s modern readers to reflect on the humanity and the treatment of women, understand history’s past, and use it as an example to continue spreading the vision of the equality