Stream of Facts
The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind was where Ray Charles attended grade school from 1937 to 1945 and where he learned the Braille system of MUSIC notation.
In Indian MUSIC, the sitar is native to the subcontinent’s tradition, but through efforts of classical musician, Ravi Shankar, the instrument made its way to the WEST in the 1960s.
In 2001, a Walmart in Morgantown, WEST Virginia, was relocated due to a strong protest against using the chosen location which was on a Native American BURIAL site.
Before the Japanese Edo Period (1603-1867), the BURIAL of a body was the family’s decision, which usually meant dumping the body in shallow graves called sutebaka or in a RIVER.
Along the Hudson RIVER, Saint Frances X. Cabrini of Italy acquired 450 acres to use for an orphanage a year after she had been sent to work with U.S. IMMIGRANTS by Pope Leo XIII.
The most IMMIGRANTS to enter the U.S. in a single year through Ellis Island was 1,285,000, contrasting with 1991’s total number of 1,827,167 FOREIGN immigrants.
The FOREIGN film leader, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” received 10 Oscar nominations and is the first non-American made film to gross over $100 million in the U.S..
U.S. immigrants from China and India account for 33 percent of the Silicon Valley business founders to establish a TECHNOLOGY-based company since 1995.
The Japanese, a world lead in TECHNOLOGY, are 20 percent more likely to look robots in the eye than each other during a CONVERSATION.
Phone CONVERSATION, according to an American Time Use Survey of 2008, takes a minimum average of eight minutes each day; women with 11 minutes and men with four.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
For one day only on Saturday, November 7, the Golden Dragon Acrobats will be appearing at the Wadsworth Auditorium at SUNY Geneseo. Through their vibrancy and skillfulness in performance, this group has come to be known as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company. Their acts combine Chinese tradition with precision strength, blazing costumes and technical dance moves, along with and modern beats and stage production. The contributions of big names such as impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang, help bring Golden Dragon Acrobats past the point of a mere stage show and to what many describe as an art form. Go for the show and stay for the Geneseo party scene. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased from the Student Association Ticket Office. Phone: 585.245.5873.
For video footage of the Golden Dragon Acrobats, visit http://goldendragonacrobat.com.
Overseen and Overheard
Car bumper in G lot.
“Then she told me her parents were hit by a deer, and I was like ‘that’s not really how it works, but okay.’”
- Male student in the Louise Slaughter Center for Integrated Manufacturing Study atrium.
Two Java Wally’s baristas scoping out competition at Artesanos.
Male in mid-forties wearing business attire scoring free laundry in Gleason laundry room.
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Word of the Week
Endogamy n. marriage within a specific group as required by custom or law
In “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Ian must be baptized in ordered to be accepted by Toula’s father who is a strong believer of endogamy within the Greek culture.
Definition taken from http://merriam-webster.com.