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2010-12-23 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that Howard Bruschi has been elected an International Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom. He was cited for his exceptional leadership and ingenuity in the design, development and licensing of the Westinghouse Electric Company advanced passively safe AP600(TM) and AP1000(TM) nuclear power reactors. Mr. Bruschi was formally inducted into The Royal Academy in a ceremony...

2007-04-05 03:00:09

By Auricchio, Laura When Adlade Labille-Guiard (1749-1803) submitted her monumental Self-Portrait with Two Students to the 1785 Salon exhibition sponsored by the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, she presented herself to a large and diverse Parisian audience as a protean figure, appearing not only as an ambitious portraitist but also in the guise of a fashionable sitter (Fig. 1).1 Measuring more than six feet tall, the striking image depicts Labille-Guiard's elaborately attired...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.