I grew up in a large family, which i regard as children's playing ground. That made me, become so passionate about little children. I learnt their body languages... I can easily know, what they want or need at a particular time. Currently, i am studying a masters program, at the University of Kassel. You will be glad knowing me, if you avail me the opportunity to look, at your baby.
In 1712, Johann Bessler unveiled an amazing invention. It was a perpetuum mobile - a perpetual motion device - a wheel that continually spun after being set into motion until it was stopped with no mechanical input. It was capable of sustaining this motion and producing enough energy to complete “work” - meaning, literally, that there was something from nothing. Bessler never revealed his secret. He was hounded, mocked, and chased through a very rough and adventurous life. His secret died with him.Except that it didn’t.Elly Kassel is the granddaughter and heir of Evelyn Kassel, though the two were not close. Elly is called into the offices of eminent London solicitors Ratliff & Brownridge, where she discovers that her grandmother was a rich woman. She also receives a trunk and an envelope, which she is not to open until she reaches New York City. In New York, she is told, all her questions about her grandmother and her inheritance will be answered.What follows is a series of harrowing near-misses as Elly studies and learns the secrets of The Orffyreus Project, where free energy might be a very real possibility, and her grandmother’s dream of bringing the perpetual motion wheel into production and widespread use for the good of mankind. Maxwell Black does everything in his considerable power to stop her, to steal the technology, and to see that the interests of the petroleum industry are protected from the imminent disaster of obsolescence. Meanwhile, the novel follows parallel paths, showing the odd life of Johann Bessler as he tries to sell his invention to the highest bidder in the distant past, and Elly Kassel as she tries to prevent her grandmother’s re-discovery of that invention doing exactly that. The two story lines bear down on one another, will history repeat itself and bury the wheel forever? The answer lies in The Orffyreus Wheel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Saxon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/180536/bk_acx0_180536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The University of Kassel, founded in 1970, is the one of the newer university in the state of Hesse. The university is in Kassel, and as of September 2010 has about 18,113 students. There are more than 2,120 staff, including 327 professors, about 900 other academic staff, and about 1,100 technical and administrative staff.International summer universities, intensive German language courses and orientation programmes for international students make Kassel an intellectually excellent place for studying. At present, students from over 115 countries are enrolled at the University of Kassel.Each academic year, more than 100 visiting scholars pursue research projects in co-operation with colleagues from the University of Kassel, making a valuable contribution to the academic and cultural life. The newly-built International House is located on the campus. It offers hostels for international guests and is available for meetings, conferences and cultural events.
There is an international competition for international students. This phenomenon is characterised by countries aiming not only to attract international students but also to retain them after graduation. Despite the importance of their migration intention, the factors infuencing the decision-making, have not been fully elucidated. This study focuses on factors influencing international students´ intention to stay or leave the city (region) of their studies. More specifically, place related and human capital factors as well as employment opportunities. Based on data from a quantitative survey conducted among international students and qualitative interviews with regional company representatives, this study reveals a positive impact of the satisfaction with place-related factors on the staying intention of international students, specifically translating into a positive intention to remain in the city (region) (Göttingen, Germany). Furthermore, the study shows that international students are not well informed about employment opportunities in the region and that they are not a specific target group for regional companies. These results reveal an interesting interplay between the different factors and specific areas to be improved in order to enhance the opportunities for all involved stakeholders. Rebecca Tlatlik studied Political Science and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Göttingen, Germany. After completing her studies, she started working as a Research assistant in the Department of Development Policy, Migration and Agricultural Policy (DEMAP) at the University of Kassel, where she did also her PhD (graduated 2015). Between 2010 and 2015 she was in charge of lecturing students in development economics and labour migration. She has presented her research at several international conferences. Her research interests are: highly skilled labour migration, international student migration, migration policy and the internationalization of higher education.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Waldemar Klingelhöfer (born 4 April 1900, Moscow), died about 1980) was a convicted German war criminal. His highest rank was sturmbannführer (Major).Klingelhöfer was born in Russia in the capital city of Moscow. He was the son of a funeral director of German origins. Waldemar Klingelhoefer attended school in Kassel, served in the German army from June to December 1918 and after the war studied music and voice.He gave concerts throughout Germany and later received a State''s Certificate as a voice teacher. In 1935 he became an opera singer.
The book in hand contains numerous papers and reports already being published in technical journals or as conference proceedings as well as from other internal and external resources. It is a survey of the wide range of topics related to UHPCdealt with at the Institute of Structural Engineering of the University of Kassel. The book is as well a reward to all the members of our Institute who were responsible for gathering that extensive knowledge about UHPC in the last decennium – and an encouragement to further develop concrete as a fascinating high-tech construction material.
As measured by its per-capita income, Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, with large parts of its population trapped in poverty within a stunning, but difficult to control natural environment. Under these conditions, since the wake of the 21st century, international labour migration and the associated remittances of large amounts of foreign exchange have rapidly gained influence on the country's economic and social development, triggered by internal disturbances, in particular economic downturn and political upheavals, as well as external dynamics which boosted an uprising international demand for unskilled labour. While there is hardly any basic dissent about the short- to mid-term Positive growth effect for Nepal's economy, surprisingly little is known about the consequences of this form of livelihood security at the individual household level, apart from some anecdotal evidence, although neither policy makers nor NGOs may effectively craft their strategies without considering this phenomenon.This book was developed from an Alumni Workshop held in Kathmandu in 2015, where, focusing on this knowledge gap, wide-ranging original research about the consequences of family members' absence and the receipt of remittances was presented. Moving on from this starting point the authors further elaborated their work to make it accessible to a broader public, and exploitable as a resource for policy making and follow-up research.In addition, this volume includes detailed facts and figures about outmigration from and inflow of remittances to Nepal. With a view to long-term development implications of international migration it also considers the gain of knowledge and access to international academic networks brought into the country by returned scholars.The editor of the volume, Béatrice Knerr, is a professor of development economics, affiliated to the University of Kassel, Germany, where, until 2015, she was heading the Department of Development Economics, Migration and Agricultural Policy (DEMAP). Afterwards she has served as guest professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan (UADY) in Merida, Mexico, and at the College of Economics of Hue University, Vietnam. Presently she is on contract with the Brawijaya University of Malang, Indonesia, where she is joining research projects on rural development and teaching various modules in the Economics Faculty. As an expert in the implications of labour migration on the development of low- to middle-income countries she has published and edited around 30 books and 100 journal articles and book chapters.
This project sets up to explore the role exhibitions play in writing art histories of East-Central and South-East Europe after 1989. In the past twenty years we have been witnessing the increased role of exhibition as an important art historical instrument. Not only exhibitions are very much part of the art historical discourse but the role of a curator and the curating itself provide very specific models of art historical knowledge. Curated art exhibitions present a new kind of research and in many cases put under question traditional methods of art history. In spatial organization they can confirm dominant narratives or suggest a completely new readings."East European" art history after 1989 has much to do with exhibition making and the academic art history comes to terms with the role of the exhibition in shaping its course. When talking about "re-writing" or revision of art history in the past twenty years one cannot avoid several landmark exhibitions not only as a contribution but shaping processes. For instance, constitutive for East European art history could be considered the following exhibitions: Europa, Europa (Bonn 1994), Der Riss im Raum (Berlin 1994/95), Aspekte/Positionen - 50 Jahre Kunst aus Mitteleuropa 1949-1999 (Vienna 1999), After the Wall: Art and Culture in post-communist Europe (Stockholm 1999/2000), 2000+ARTEAST Collection , Ljubljana (Innsbruck 2000/2001), Ausgeträumt ... (Vienna 2001/2002), In Search of Balkania (Graz 2002), In the Gorges of the Balkan. A Report (Kassel 2003), Blood and Honey: the Future's in the Balkans (Vienna 2003), Kontakt ... aus der Sammlung der Erste Bank-Gruppe (Vienna 2006), Interrupted Histories (Ljubljana 2006), Cold War Modern. Design 1945-1970 (London 2008/2009), Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe (Vienna 2009/2010), Promises of the Past. A Discontinuous History of Art in Former Eastern Europe (Paris 2010), on the eastern front ... (Budapest, Warsaw 2010), Erased Walls (Poznan 2011), Museum of Parallel Narratives (Barcelona, 2011), Ostalgia (New York, 2011), Museum of Affects , The Present and Presence (MSUM Ljubljana, 2011), RearviewMirror: New Art From Central and Eastern Europe (Toronto, Alberta, 2011-12), Spirits of Internationalism (Eindhoven, Antwerp, 2012), etc. Surely, many different exhibitions could be put on the list. Moreover, East European art has been exhibited in the global context ( Global Conceptualism , New York 1999, Global Feminisms , New York, 2007) or within different biennials around the world (not only Venice Biennial and Documenta but Istanbul, Tirana, Prague and of course Manifesta).Crucial for this book project is mapping changes and transformations of the exhibition discourse via different kinds of curated exhibitions: inside and outside of museum/gallery space, in alternative spaces, within biennials or collaborative projects. The exhibition as a medium, a site of experiment or a platform of a paradigm shift is going to be examined and critically reflected. Not only exhibition formats, structures, models, concepts, genres or topics but different curatorial approaches and curatorial experiences will be the valuable part of this project.
Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC), with its high compressive strength of more than 200 MPa and an improved durability, marks a quantum leap in concrete technology. This high performance material offers a variety of interesting applications. It allows the construction of sustainable and economic buildings with an extraordinarily slim design. Its high strength and ductility makes it the ultimate building material for e.g. bridge decks, storage halls, thin-wall shell structures, and highly loaded columns. Due to its outstanding resistance against several kinds of corrosion, it is deemed suitable for new fields of application where concrete has not been considered viable before. To make use of its superior properties, special knowledge of production, construction, and design is required. To facilitate the fruitful exchange of knowledge and experience both between international researchers and engineers in the field was the objective of the 3rd International Symposium on UHPC that took place in Kassel on March 7-9, 2012, the proceedings of which are contained in this publication.As an impressive amount of new knowledge could be obtained by leveraging the growing experience in the fields of nanotechnology and chemistry, the symposium was rebranded to honor this influence. It now bears the name HiPerMat, derived from Nanotechnology for High Performance Materials in Construction.This volume thus contains about 120 contributions from many research disciplines that are influenced by High Performance Materials and UHPC in particular: material sciences, structural engineering, environmental engineering, nanotechnology, chemistry, architecture, codification, and economy.