The world of academia—that is, scholars and students in a research and learning community associated with higher education typically are defined by a rather rigid set of ranks for professors and other instructors. Those listed below refer specifically to colleges and universities, although other institutions may follow a similar schema.
Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa, U.S. with a strong tradition of social activism. It was founded in 1846, when a group of pioneer New England Congregationalists established the Trustees of Iowa College. Grinnell is classified as a more selective institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is ranked fourteenth among liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. In 2004 it received the "Best All-Around" college rating from Newsweek magazine.
Palmas is the capital of the Brazilian state of Tocantins. According to IBGE estimates from 2008, the city had 184,010 inhabitants. It has an area of 2474.95 km². Palmas is located at the state geographic centre. The average altitude is 230 m (755 ft). The city is located between these hills and the Tocantins River. In the east Palmas is bordered by the Serra do Lajeado. The city is clearly investing in gardens, squares, flower beds and parks.
Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim (November 9, 1744 – May 12, 1805) was the 71st Grand Master of the Order of Saint John, the first German to be elected to the office. Hompesch was born in the village of Bolheim, now part of Herbrechtingen, Württemberg. He received the baptismal names Ferdinand Joseph Antoine Herman Louis. He joined the Order of Saint John at a young age, serving as a page to the Grand Master Manuel Pinto da Fonseca.