Read The Plaque https://readtheplaque.com Always read the plaque en-us George Washington https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/george-washington4 https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/george-washington4 2021-11-28 05:30:00.077812 George Washington George Washington

George Washington
 
An authorized cast bronze by The Gorham Foundry from the original by Jean Antoine Houden (17 41–18 28) which stands in the state capital at Richmond, Virginia. It was purchased by the George Washington University in 1932 on the occasion of the George Washington Bicentennial. After standing in a number of locations on the campus, the statue found its permanent home in the University Yard and was dedicated on the spot on September 6, 1991. “George Washington” is part of The George Washington University Permanent Collection. 
 
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Robert A. Conyes https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/robert-a-conyes https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/robert-a-conyes 2021-11-28 05:29:45.390742 Robert A. Conyes Robert A. Conyes


In Memory of
ROBERT A. CONYES
by Harriet B. Conyes

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Jo and Norm Budman https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/jo-and-norm-budman https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/jo-and-norm-budman 2021-11-28 05:29:09.974252 Jo and Norm Budman Jo and Norm Budman

Jo and Norm Budman
Celebrating 50 years of marriage
"I'll never find another you"

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John Balbach https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/john-balbach https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/john-balbach 2021-11-28 05:28:29.069450 John Balbach John Balbach

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Allen and Ellen Wexler, 'Overlook' https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/allen-and-ellen-wexler-overlook https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/allen-and-ellen-wexler-overlook 2021-11-27 03:32:22.611139 Allen and Ellen Wexler, 'Overlook' Allen and Ellen Wexler, 'Overlook'

Allan and Ellen Wexler
in collaboration with di Domenico + Partners
Overlook
2009
Granite and Glass
Fabricated by Digital Stone Project
Commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit and MTA Long Island Rail Road

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The Atlantic Terminal Pavilion https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/the-atlantic-terminal-pavilion https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/the-atlantic-terminal-pavilion 2021-11-27 03:32:16.836420 The Atlantic Terminal Pavilion The Atlantic Terminal Pavilion

THE ATLANTIC TERMINAL PAVILION "A NEW GATEWAY TO BROOKLYN"
JANUARY 5, 2010

THE NEW ATLANTIC TERMINAL PAVILION
IS DEDICATED TO
BROOKLYN
THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD'S BIRTHPLACE IN 1836
 
DAVID A. PATERSON
GOVERNOR STATE OF NEW YORK
JAY H. WALDER
CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
MARTY MARKOWITZ
PRESIDENT BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN
HELENA E. WILLIAMS
PRESIDENT MTA LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD

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George Gamow https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/george-gamow https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/george-gamow 2021-11-25 07:26:35.070958 George Gamow George Gamow

George Gamow
Professor of physics
The George Washington University
From 1934 to 1956
 
Gamow (1904-1968)  is renowned for developing the “Big Bang Theory” of the universe (1948), explaining nuclear alpha decay by quantum tunneling (1928); introducing the “Gamow” factor in stellar reaction rates and element formation (1938); modeling red giants, supernovae, and neutron stars (1939); first suggesting how the genetic code might be transcribed (1954); and popularizing science through a long series of books, including the adventures of “Mr. Tompkins” (1939-1967)
 
This plaque is placed in honor of their colleague George Gamow by the physics department of the George Washington University 
 
April 2000
 
 
 
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Jan Karski https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/jan-karski https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/jan-karski 2021-11-25 07:26:14.953676 Jan Karski Jan Karski

Jan Karski (n. Jan Kozielewski) (1914-2000)
 
Messenger of the Polish people to their government in exile
Messenger of the Jewish people to the world
The man who told of the annihilation of the Jewish people
While there was still time to stop it
 
Named by the state of Israel,
“A righteous of the nations of the world “
A hero of the Polish people
Professor, Georgetown University (1952–1982)
A noble man walked amongst us and made us better by his presence
A just man
 
 
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Haskell Museum https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/haskell-museum https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/haskell-museum 2021-11-25 07:22:57.866846 Haskell Museum Haskell Museum

Haskell Museum
1894-1931
Caroline E. Haskell in 1894 presented to the University of Chicago the Haskell Oriental Museum. For 35 years it was a center for the study of the Near East and a sanctuary for its records. Out of it grew the Oriental Institute and this building which now shelters expanding researches of the University in ancient Oriental Civilizations.
 
 
 
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Tchaikovsky https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/tchaikovsky https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/tchaikovsky 2021-11-25 07:22:39.679159 Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY 
GAY RUSSIAN CLASSICAL COMPOSER
(1840-1893)
 
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY was raised in a society that offered no public music education. In spite of his aptitude for music, his parents sent him to a boarding school to be trained for civil service employment. After graduation, he pursued studies in musical composition at Saint Petersburg Conservatory, with the formal western-oriented training he received set him apart from other contemporary young Russian composers. After graduating in 1865, he was invited to teach composition at the newly established conservatoire in Moscow. There he came under the scrutiny of “the Five“– a group, led by Mily Balakriev, who championed a Russian-centric style of composition. It was Balakriev who suggested that Tchaikovsky compose an overture based on the love story of Romeo and Juliet. Drawing upon his own tragic love for one of his male students who committed suicide, he produced what would become his first recognized masterpiece: Romeo and Juliet (1869). This complicated sequence of emotional connections and musical creations would repeat itself numerous times throughout his life to produce such immortal classics as Swan Lake (1876); the Nutcracker (1892); the 1812 Overture (1880); Sleeping Beauty(1889); and 10 operas including Eugene Onegin.  Tchaikovsky‘s glorious achievements, which made him famous in both Russia and America, were honored by Tsar Alexander III, who awarded him a lifetime pension in 1885 in spite of the rumors that persisted after the failure of his brief marriage in 1877. The enigma and torment behind his genius would deepen when, nine days after conducting his final creation – the Symphony No. 6 Pathetique - the great composer was found dead at the age of 53. Suicide was asserted by the authorities; but historians have since rejected this assumption – leaving the circumstances of his death shrouded in mystery. Today Russia refuses to acknowledge Tchaikovsky‘s homosexuality in spite of the fact that his own writings revealed he lived in constant fear of his great secret being discovered. In the end – even though his work was often dismissed by critics in his own time as “too Russian for great western music and not Russian enough for Russia “– Tchaikovsky’s symphonies are played more often than those of any other classical composer. His worldwide recognition has few rivals.
 
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