Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science depicts the life and accomplishments of Stephen Hawking, a unique and towering figure in modern physics, perhaps the most famous scientist since Einstein. He has achieved far more than the vast majority of able-bodied people would ever have dreamt of accomplishing. He has made fundamental breakthroughs in cosmology and, perhaps more than anyone else alive, he has pushed forward our understanding of the universe we live in. His brilliant work on black holes, the big bang, and quantum cosmology has already guaranteed his reputation among physicists and gives hope to those who might not otherwise have any with his success in his field despite his disabilities. Stephen William Hawking came from a family of intellects. He was born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England. Both of his parents, Frank and Isobel Hawking, had previously attended Oxford. When it came time for Stephen to attend school, his parents could not afford the tuition to Westminster, one of the best schools in the country. However, Stephen could attend on his own academic merit which would be tested by an entrance examination. The day he was to take the exam he fell ill and consequently never obtained a place at the Westminster Academy. Although disappointed, Stephen's parents knew this small setback would not stop him. Despite his failure, Stephen was still able to attend a local private school which was well-known as an academically excellent institute. He was eccentric and awkward, skinny and puny. His school uniform was always worn messily and he had inherited a slight lisp from his father. He was only a little above average in his class, but had come to be regarded by his teachers as a bright student. Growing up he was always "a bit of a self-educator". He was...
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Obtaining an MBA degree is been always one of my very important lifelong learning goals. After earning my Bachelor degree eight years ago, I have always been looking for the right moment to start my MBA program. I believed that continuing education will enhance my professional knowledge and bring up the level of confidence to handle difficult and varies situations. Getting a higher education will not only giving me greater vision on decision making, setting team goals but also improving my communication and presentation skills. Going back to school will help me to start my learning program in a more systematic means and I always believed that I would learn better and work harder if I am under pressure. Career advancement is another important goal for me to earn an MBA degree. As today's marketplace evolves and becomes increasingly complex, many employers are choosing to balance their need to retain good employees with their need to fill managerial positions with candidates possessing advanced-level knowledge and skills. Even though a MBA degree program does not always guarantee my career of success, but earning an MBA degree can prepare me to move into a managerial position within my professional field. Although there is much to be learned from on-the-job training, and employers certainly value work experience. However, an MBA program will put me on the fast track to career advancement by offering me the chance to develop a wide range of general business knowledge and a broad base of technical skills. An MBA program can also give me the opportunity to explore my career options, and then provide me with the training I need to change careers entirely. I truly believed that earning an MBA degree jointed with my excellent job performance track record should make me an excellent candidate for the management...
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As we approach the era of technology, educated people who know and use technology will lead those who do not know. Our challenge will be to amass as much education and technology as we can, so that we may assume leadership roles of tomorrow. The MBA is probably the most recognized diploma anywhere in the world. One of the greater advantages of the MBA is that it allows us to work where we really want to and credits you as a professional of great knowledge. Obtaining your graduate degree is more than just a good idea, because a master's degree can only enhance your career, in whatever field you have chosen. Your marketability and profitability will increase, as will your prospects for major contributions to your field and for leadership responsibilities. Preparing today for an advanced degree will enable you to join the leaders of tomorrow. The workload might be heavy, but the rewards of graduate study are considerable and lasting. Getting a graduate degree can inculcate disciplines and schemes in the way we confront problems and handle decisions. In the long run, your graduate degree will open many exciting doors for further success in life pursuits. Graduate degrees mean more opportunities for personal achievement in virtually any organization: business, education, government, etc. A MBA program is for many a key to success, the true option to accede in the highest managerial positions. After two years of study, a new tool is obtained, if taken advantage it can be very valuable in the labor market. The MBA can be considered like an investment tool and bring an immense yield. I decided to obtain a MBA degree because it allows me to develop new lines of work in internal logistics, generate strategy in different markets around the world, and adapt to the changing...
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Why Do I Wish To Pursue a Graduate Degree? Lenora Randolph Managerial Communication/COM 515 Dr. Rick Hayman 28 May 2003 Why Do I Wish To Pursue a Graduate Degree? The profession of pharmacy is a multi-faceted environment. Generally speaking, the career is comprised of a retail and hospital-based type of practice. Individuals choose to embrace one of these avenues based on personal preference and satisfaction. To expand upon the role of hospital-based pharmacists, a two-forked approach to professional development exists. For the individual that does not want to maintain the status quo, you can seek to move ahead and aspire for leadership roles within these two arenas. The two arenas of professional development are that of the clinical nature and the converse of management. A clinical pharmacist can pursue an advance degree that would focus upon direct patient contact and support the health and welfare of a particular patient. That individual would have direct involvement in the medical care of that patient. On the other career development pathway of a hospital-based pharmacist is that of one seeking to advance through the management of the department. This person is responsible for the health and welfare of the system put in place to provide the care of all patients through the guidance and management of supporting staff. In the chosen profession of pharmacy that I have embarked upon starting twelve years ago, I am at a crossroad in my career. As with most professions, one can choose to maintain this sense of status quo or choose to expand and develop professionally. It is my belief, based upon past life experiences that my greatest benefit to this chosen profession are through the development of my managerial skills. In doing so, I have chosen to pursue a graduate degree in the field of business. It is my opinion that through the instruction and discipline of a graduate degree, I will foster the positive attributes that I need to succeed in an...
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Why should I pursue a graduate degree? Is a demanding question that is often asked in one form or another among students that have completed their undergraduate degree. This question is a challenging question for many due to situations and circumstances that are taking place in student's lives. Situations and circumstances include new marriages, new families, demanding careers, as well as, diverse social and networking activities in the church and community. Despite the situations and circumstances that are weighed against the options of pursuing a graduate degree or not pursuing a graduate degree: Choosing to obtain a graduate degree could prepare one for unlimited possibilities in personal, scholastic, or professional endeavors. I chose to pursue a graduate degree to mutually fulfill my life long learning commitment as well as my personal development commitments established before or during undergraduate school. One commitment I made to myself was to increase my self-confidence. It was the same reason I chose to join the US Army immediately following high school; since, I wanted to fulfill the army's basic training requirements while increasing my self-confidence. Another commitment made to myself was to improve specific networking skills in my current job at UPS. For instance, I committed to improving my interpersonal skills, both oral and written communication skills. By improving these skills, I would be able to relate better with my coworkers as well as external customers of UPS. Furthermore, my ultimate personal commitment is to one day own my own business. A graduate degree would help me learn many of the entrepreneurial qualities needed to operate my own business as well as help to ensure my foundation of relevant business credentials and qualifications. Fulfilling the expectation of my professor while in undergraduate school is another reason I chose to attend graduate school. When I was working on...
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Why not a Graduate Degree? When I think of a graduate degree I can envisage a number of rewards. I guess the biggest visualization and reward is that of a huge paycheck. With this degree also comes increased marketability and greater chances of top positions in Corporate America. The feeling of authority and being in charge cannot be overlooked. Self-confidence, high self-esteem and accomplishment are all positive words that are attached to a graduate degree, especially the MBA. In early 1997 I started to pursue a career in Accounting with my main goal being to sit for the CPA Examination. I successfully completed my Associate Degree in December 1999. Upon finishing my Bachelor's degree at Clayton College and State University, I had completed 129 credit hours and graduated in May 2002. In order for me to meet the requirements for the CPA examination board I had to have 150 credit hours, which must include a Bachelor's degree. I Therefore needed 21 credit hours to complete this requirement. After thorough discussion with my husband we decided that instead of just trying to complete 21 credit hours merely to satisfy the CPA requirement, I should opt for the Graduate Degree. In this way I would not only be prepared for the CPA examination but I will also have a prestigious qualification added to my repertoire. I stayed away from school for approximately one year. The purpose of the stay-out was to recuperate from "academic burnout", spend some time with my family and to give our family-owned Accounting practice some much needed attention. In the meantime, I was working on my GMAT and looking for a Masters Program that would fit my busy schedule while equipping me for a top position in Corporate America. On Tuesday, August 12, 2003 I looked at my caller ID which read "University...
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Many people continue their education beyond high school to advance their careers. That is why I began working on my bachelor's degree. I wanted a job that did not involve standing at a cash register. However, I gained much more than that in those four years. When I finished my bachelor's degree in 1996, my emotions were very conflicted. On one hand I was very happy and proud to have completed the program. My divorce and suddenly becoming a single parent made my last year of school very difficult. On the other hand I, was sad to see those years end. I had enjoyed my years in college more than any prior time of my life. I had enjoyed being in school again because schoolwork was the one thing I was always good at. People tend to enjoy things they are good at and vice-versa. Unfortunately, much of that enjoyment was lost in high school due to the social aspects there. In high school I was always happy in class but miserable everywhere else. The social problems of high school were nonexistent in college, so I could concentrate on my schoolwork. I took pleasure in learning. A friend of mine once laughed at me for smiling and laughing while doing math homework. I could not help it; I was enjoying myself. I enjoyed reading, discovering new things, looking for the answers to questions, unraveling problems, and putting that information to use. There was also a great feeling of accomplishment to work through an assignment, obtain the answers, and see the finished product. Somehow that finished product always turned out better than expected. Graduate Degree 3 I wanted to continue on to my master's degree in 1996, but that was unrealistic. I had a family to support, so I needed an income. Continuing with school was going...
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I was always interested in numbers when I was younger and this led me to study a degree in Accounting. I usually achieved the highest marks for most of my accounting assignments. After I graduated from the university, I chose to join the Saudi Bank because I thought most jobs in banking would be related to my study in accounting, but I soon found out that most of my work was related to sales and marketing. I spent most of my time looking to establish new businesses through having new customers and increasing my client portfolio. My clients are upscale customers who maintain a portfolio of over $250,000.00 on their current, saving or investment accounts. Establishing a relation for these types of accounts needs us to accelerate our efforts in sales and marketing to get close to these customers. Usually, they demand private services and other products to meet their needs and we provide these according to each requirement. As a result, my experience in sales and marketing was gained while I was working in the bank, while my knowledge of accounting was gained from my studying at the university. I became interested in sales and marketing because the most successful businesses relied on these two important factors and, in my view, if I wanted to be successful in business I must be well prepared educationally. Accounting was limited, whereas sales and marketing provided me with more opportunities and was, therefore, better for my career. I recently got an excellent offer from Tahlia Mall, which is a company that combines management, marketing and sales. I am the manager for the mall and in charge of keeping solid relationships with our existing traders, who rent our property, providing them with excellent services like security and regular maintenance and to find new marketing ideas to keep the...
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where as the basic thinker is only as good as the mold that made him the extraordinary thinker is a superhuman idealistic machine that is in need if a serious reconsideration on the part of the rest of humanity. although the freedom fighters arrived one by one as the appointed time arrived. no one risked traveling with any other rebel, each wore a disguise each came prepared with an excuse for his business down in the suboid tunnel. bobo arrived down in the tunnels with margo to start a little hanky panky to have little suboids of their own see spot run run jim run put it in margo. of all the things ive lost imiss my mind the most of all the things ive lost i miss my minfd the most.can the dog run as fast as the fox im not sure about that cant i run faster than the dog?? for a final sum up of all the things ive just said here a are you listening no the cow needs to be milked so i gotta go eat shit and die you nazi sons of bitches in eed my essay real fast so i will type this really fast and get it over with mech mech the the the the the the the the the th row row jump this damn thidnfg we are betryaed cried one of the rebels the animals have come to eat us alive this is not cool said the other can i have some of your chicken sad the frog it looks good...
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INTRODUCTION The way we live tells us who we are, so our homes are dead giveaways. We Filipinos are known around the world for our unconditional caring for our elders. This thesis, "REINVENTING EARLY FILIPINO TRADITIONAL HOUSES INTO A CONTEMPORARY FILIPINO RESIDENCE", is a tribute to our forefathers to somehow show them that their heritage is still alive and as well appreciated. And what better way to show them appreciation than to relive their work in the past and incorporate it in the future. What people in other countries call vernacular architecture we call folk architecture here, but mostly we identify the rural bahay kubo as a "native" house. The bahay kubo is by far the Filipino majority's prime idea of a traditional Filipino house. Vernacular architecture goes beyond the bahay kubo. From its origins as a rural bamboo and nipa house, it evolved into the urban bahay na bato (house of stone) during the Spanish colonial era. From there, certain features evolved into the houses built in the early part of the 20th century during the American regime. On the other hand, the early inhabitants of the Philippines were of many different peoples and of these peoples spawned the rich cultural diversity that we have now. Some ethnic communities scattered across the country, even to this day, still live governed by their ancestor's culture. Unblemished, these people's culture stands strong that even through the test of time, they still live in their ethnic traditional homes. These traditional houses are the architectural heritage left to us by our early Filipino ancestors. However, in this day and age, these traditional houses have become an anachronism. The more fortunate of their residents have, over time and generations, built new houses of cement roofed with galvanized iron roofing. It matters little that the new house is...
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