User talk:Directorstratton

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Welcome to the Wikipedia[edit]

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Be Bold!

user:Sam Spade 11:59, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Don't be a dick Just too useful to not have here.


See my comments at my user page. You're right, I was out of line in my comment; apologies. Still, I stand by the intent of the comment. Revolver 10:27, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

ganguro picture[edit]

Hi Directorstratton, I noticed you tried to re-add the image into the article and mentioned it on your home page. I'm trying to get permission from the author- the owner of the website it was taken from is contacting the copyright holder for us, might take a few weeks, she said.--Duk 15:22, 29 May 2005 (UTC)


That's allright. Str1977 23:22, 31 May 2005 (UTC)

Polish names[edit]

Whether clearly or not is a matter of your personal oppinion. Please refrain yourself from revert wars. Halibutt 07:53, Jun 6, 2005 (UTC)


People do stupid things to the particle pages daily. There are both silly arguments with theorists about how to count particles, and raving loons who want to include their own strange things or label the neutrino has hypothetical. Fun. Nevertheless, I am enjoying myself--but I do think Wikipedia is a disaster that should be ignored by everyone except the people who enjoy it. -- SCZenz 18:47, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

Forced busing[edit]

Thanks for your work on Forced busing, I think your re-write has really helped that page. I'm gathering info to add a section on Wilmington, Delaware, since I had first-hand experience with that (they started in 1978, between my kindergarten and 1st grade years). Note that in Wilmington it encompassed the whole metro area, with the general arrangment being that inner-city kids were shipped to the suburbs for K-3, and then the suburb kids were shipped to the inner-city for 4-6. I don't recall the specifics for middle school and high school. It was mostly called "deseg" or "desegregation", although "forced busing" and just "busing" weren't unusual terms. I could write volumes on my own experiences with it, but it's hard to distill it down to something that's neutral POV.

So I'm going to write a section for Delaware, but the whole article could use some fine-tuning. Probably some overall background on how the courts determined that the spriti Brown vs Board of Education wasn't being met, mention some of the key court cases, pros and cons, and then the individual cities.

-- Kaszeta 12:46, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

The Forest City???[edit]

Show me where I can find any information that states the official city nickname of Cleveland, Ohio is "The Forest City." That nickname doesn't even make sense. Cleveland has no official nickname. Osu8907 05:42, 2 August 2005 (UTC)

It's an obscure but well documented name: [1]. -- Kaszeta 13:45, 2 August 2005 (UTC)

I'm a crazy guy[edit]

I need a hobby once in a while to keep me sane, and this sort of came out of the time that could've gone into one or two other things. Anyway, it was summer. Oh, and I'm trying to get to 1,000 edits and get admin'd, so that I can deal more effectively with people who put their non-NPOV pseudoscience original research bullshit on the physics pages. (Damn, am I down with the lingo, or what?) -- SCZenz 00:43, 29 August 2005 (UTC)

Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation[edit]

I have put a rudimentary article up on GLPTC feel free to add to or revise--WideArc 04:05, 7 September 2005 (UTC)

Translation of "Himmel der Bayern" in Oktoberfest[edit]

The true translation of the phrase "Himmel der Bayern" must be "Heaven of Bavarians", Bayern being the plural of Bayer, a resident of Bavaria. Your translation of "Bavarian Heaven", adapted from "Heaven of Bavaria", would properly be rendered "Himmel des Bayerns" in German, as Bayern, the Bundesland, is a neuter noun. I'm going to change it to "Heaven for Bavarians". I just want to avoid a revert-war. Abek 04:36, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

Category:LGBT computer and video games[edit]

I wanted to invite you to contribute at Wikipedia:Categories_for_deletion#Category:LGBT_computer_and_video_games, since you posted on it's talk page. Thanks for your time. --JiFish(Talk/Contrib) 19:20, 9 November 2005 (UTC)

"rmv crap"[edit]

You could stand to be more informative and less hostile in your edit comments. The comment "rmv crap" implied to me that you were removing vandalism, not a good-faith edit to the article (the "spoiler" warning added by User:Stoive). I don't particularly care whether the warning is in there or not: it seems useful to the reader, but is also somewhat odd because it's not really a "spoiler". But you should at least give a justification in your edit comment when you remove well-intentioned article content. rspeer 23:25, 17 November 2005 (UTC)

Bachelor's degree[edit]

You removed the sentence: "The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge are perhaps alone today in awarding the B.A. for all undergraduate degrees." with the edit summary: "removed falsehood (the US has the world's largest academic population and gives almost entirely BA and BS". First, it's best to avoid using words like "falsehood" (which, in British English anyway, means "lie") in edit summaries. Secondly, you hadn't understood the sentence that you removed; how many U.S. universities award a B.A. in physics or biochemistry? --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 09:01, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. It's true that the article badly needs rewriting for clarity.
Does Chicago give the A.B. for all non-arts/humanities subjects, or just for physics? On the other side, my partner has a B.Sc. in philosophy from City University, London. --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 16:56, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

List of metro areas by population[edit]

I don't think so. It's not edited nearly frequently enough. It just needs to be watched by more people if vandalism is a problem--we semi-protect only when reverting can't keep up. -- SCZenz 07:39, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Non-free use disputed for Image:Stuartarice.jpg[edit]

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Sandbox for Stuart A. Rice[edit]

Stuart Alan Rice (born 1932 in New York City) is an American theoretical chemist and physical chemist[1]. He is well-known as a theoretical chemist who also does experimental research, having spent much of his career working in multiple areas of physical chemistry. He is currently the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at The University of Chicago. He received the National Medal of Science in 1999[1].

Education and career[edit]

Stuart Rice attended the Bronx High School of Science[2], received his bachelor's degree in 1952 from Brooklyn College, and earned his master's and doctorate from Harvard University in 1954 and 1955, respectively. He was almost unable to attend graduate school due to contracting tuberculosis, but was cured of the disease through an experimental treatment of isoniazid and streptomycin[2]. He remained at Harvard as a Junior Fellow for three years, although he spent the last two years of the fellowship doing research work at Yale University's Chemistry Department. After the fellowship, he joined the faculty of The University of Chicago in 1957, where he has remained since[1][2].

Professor Rice has served the university in a wide variety of capacities during his forty-eight year tenure. He served as the director of the James Franck Institute (the university's center for physical chemistry and condensed matter physics) from 1961 to 1967. He was Chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1971 to 1976 and was Dean of the Physical Sciences Division from 1981 to 1995[1].

In addition to his work at the University, he is currently on the Board of Governors at Tel Aviv University[3] and has served as editor for the journals Chemical Physics Letters[4] and Advances in Chemical Physics[5], and co-authored several physical chemistry textbooks with Stephen Berry and John Ross[6].


Stuart Rice began his scientificcareer as a high school student and published on this work[7]. He completed his doctoral dissertation under Paul Doty, contributing to the then-emerging field of DNA research[2]; the project shared both experimental and theoretical components, which became a hallmark of his later work [2].

During his time at Yale, Stuart Rice began to study the transport properties of liquids[2]. He helped to determine the properties of liquid noble gases and methane, while also exploring the theoretical background of transport in liquids as well, comparing the results to simulations of Lennard-Jones fluids[2].

Following this work he helped to develop the theory of electronic excitations (excitons) in molecular crystals and liquids, eventually moving into the area of radiationless molecular transitions, beginning his own experimental work after the development of the Bixon-Jortner model, while also working with collaborators on extending the theoretical model of these transitions[2]. This research led him to investigate the effects of quantum chaos on excited molecules, and to couple the developing model of transitions with quantum chaos in order to attain control of the transition of excited molecules (quantum control) through laser excitation, which was developed by other scientists at the University of Chicago[2].

At the same time, he also began work on understanding the electrical properties of liquid metals, where the lack of translational orders frustrated attempts to understand their electronic band structure[2]. The discrepancy between the dielectric results of reflectivity and ellipsometry data of liquid mercury led to work on the nature of conductivity at the liquid-vapor surface of liquid metal, ultimately showing that the existence of ion inhomogeneities at the interface led to electronic changes in the bulk liquid that persist for several atomic diameters into a liquid[2].

Smaller research topics that Prof. Rice has published on included work on the chemistry of water, the theory of freezing liquids, the properties of monolayers on liquids, and confined colloidal systems, amongst others[2].

Honors and awards[edit]

Professor Rice's most prestigious award the National Medal of Science, the highest scientific prize awarded in the United States, in 1999. He is a Fellow of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1970 Professor Rice was awarded the Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the nation’s oldest prize for undergraduate teaching, a highly esteemed faculty award at The University of Chicago[1].


Over the course of his long career Rice has shaped much debate on theoretical physical chemistry. He is cited on the National Medal of Science "for changing the very nature of modern physical chemistry through his research, teaching and writing, using imaginative approaches to both experiment and theory that have inspired a new generation of scientists."[8] With over 100 doctoral students to his credit, Stuart Rice has had a great impact on the field of physical chemistry simply through the number of research scientists he has trained. If all of these doctors were professors, they would fill several large chemistry departments all by themselves[9]

Personal life[edit]

Prof. Rice is also famous on campus for eating lunch almost every weekday at the university's Quadrangle Club restaurant (a faculty club), where he has dined over 9,000 times. Rice is known to sit at the head of the Chemistry table, not because he is the most senior member of the department, but because he is very tall [10].

External links[edit]


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request for your help[edit]

I noticed that you have posted on the Paroxetine page. I new contributor to Wikipedia and I find the page to be biased against the drug and the maker of Paxil, GlaxoSmithKline. My concern is the stigma against this medication for people who need it and the valuable research that these companies provide. Would you mind helping to review the page?

As I mentioned, I am new here so feel free to delete my comment. Thanks, Mwalla (talk) 18:06, 12 January 2009 (UTC)Mwalla

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