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  The David Starr Jordan Prize
Jordan used his summers to extend his knowledge of the fishes of the Midwest and south and published his first monograph titled "Manual of the vertebrates of the northern United States." This book went through 13 editions during Jordan's lifetime.
Jordan believed that an institution is the lengthened shadow of an individual and used this philosophy to direct much of his administrative work.
Jordan felt that a university should be a place where students are developed to serve the larger objectives of a rising technological society.
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 David Starr Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Starr Jordan was the most influential of all American ichthyologists.
Jordan, in effect, became part of Baird's vast network of collectors and greatly contributed to the growth of the Smithsonian's fish collection.
Jordan's various expeditions constituted, in effect, a survey of North American fishes, complementing the railroad and boundary surveys of the 1850s.
www.mnh.si.edu /vert/fishes/baird/jordan.html   (774 words)

 David Starr Jordan
David Starr Jordan (January 19, 1851-September 19, 1931), an ichthyologist and an early teacher of evolutionary science, was president of Indiana University and Stanford University and a prominent peace activist.
Jordan was attacked by the press and his reputation as an educational leader was marred for his having been associated with an infringement of academic freedom.
Jordan was the first president of the Indiana Academy of Science, 1887; the president of the California Academy of Science, 1895; and a charter member of the Sierra Club, 1891.
www.uua.org /uuhs/duub/articles/davidstarrjordan.html   (1852 words)

 David Starr Jordan Summary
David Starr Jordan (1851-1931), American scientist and university administrator, distinguished himself as a teacher of biology, an ichthyologist, and an influential college president.
David Starr Jordan was born in Gainesville, N.Y., on Jan. 19, 1851.
Jordan became president of Indiana University in 1885 and during his 6 years in office instituted the concept of a major field of academic study for college students.
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 Lombard's Starr Professor
David Starr Jordan was born January 19, 1851 in Gainesville, N. He graduated from Cornell University in 1872 and in a quirky sort of way, received both bachelors and masters degrees from that institution at the same time.
Jordan pulled the little Indiana University and the reluctant state legislature behind him, turning Indiana University from a small sleepy campus of 150 students and an annual budget of $35,000 to a university of promise and expectations.
David Starr Jordan recalled ''ŠI was ignorant and more or less scornful of some of the social duties supposed to be incumbent on professors.'' He records that his subjects included zoology, botany, geology, mineralogy, chemistry, physics, political economy, ''Paley's 'Evidence of Christianity,''' and German and Spanish.
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 Burbank, California David Starr Jordan Middle School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Starr Jordan Middle School is uniquely situated between an expanding center of television and entertainment industries on one side and a burgeoning immigrant population on the other.
Jordan Middle School, which was named a California Distinguished School in 1994 and 1999, serves 1,035 sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
Jordan provides a high-quality educational program for all students as we build the foundation needed to be successful in high school and the years beyond.
www.burbank.acityline.com /schools/main_dsj.html   (341 words)

 The David Starr Jordan Prize
David Starr Jordan matriculated to Cornell in 1869 after having shown considerable talent in plant taxonomy, history, and poetry in his hometown of Gainesville, New York.
Jordan also found the time to obtain a medical degree while teaching in Indianapolis, feeling it would help his understanding of physiology.
Jordan's growing reputation as a progressive educator led Senator Leland Stanford to recruit him as the first president of Stanford University.
www.davidstarrjordan.org /bio.html   (497 words)

 David Starr Jordan Middle School
Jordan offers a challenging curriculum but we are also supportive, with students being encouraged to reach their individual potentials.
Jordan is fortunate to have an active PTA and parents are encouraged to be involved in their children’s education.
Twice Jordan has been named a Distinguished School by the State of California in recognition of the academic achievement of our students and the caring and supportive environment the staff provides.
www.burbank.k12.ca.us /schools/Middle/Jordan/Jordan.html   (375 words)

 DAVID STARR JORDAN PRIZE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The David Starr Jordan Prize is awarded every three years to a young scientist who is recognized for important work in one or more of Jordan's areas of interest: evolution, ecology, population and organismal biology.
David Starr Jordan became President of Indiana University in 1885, at the age of 34; in 1891, he became President of Stanford University.
At Stanford, Jordan became a participant in world affairs, and by 1910 he was well known for his efforts for the promotion of world peace.
faculty.evansville.edu /ck6/bstud/jprize.html   (170 words)

 Jordan Middle School-About Us
David Starr Jordan Middle School serves sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students in Palo Alto, California, a community adjacent to the Silicon Valley and Stanford University.
David Starr Jordan Middle School was built in 1937 and remained open until 1985 when it was closed due to lack of enrollment in the district.
Jordan’s Mascot from 1937 to 1985 was a Dolphin.
www.jordan.pausd.org /public/about.html   (197 words)

 DAVID STAR JORDAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Starr Jordan not only served as President of Indiana University, and later, as President of Stanford University, but he was also one of the world's leading ichthyologists.
Jordan's autobiography, The Days of a Man, Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher, and Minor Prophet of Democracy, contains a chapter on "The Experiment at New Harmony," and elsewhere Jordan wrote biographical sketches of Richard Owen, and C.-A. Lesueur which are quoted, in part, in these webpages.
David Starr Jordan Landmarks on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington
faculty.evansville.edu /ck6/bstud/jordan.html   (510 words)

 Jordan, David Starr - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Jordan, David Starr 1851-1931, American scientist and educator, b.
As a leading ichthyologist, Jordan served on international commissions for fisheries and as assistant (1877-91, 1894-1909) to the U.S. Fish Commission.
Starr is questioned by Abbe D. Lowell and David E. Kendall
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 Stanford University History: Founding
Jordan and Stanford University grew strong together in his 22 years as president.
Jordan installed the major subject system with electives at the outset, rather than the more common rigid curriculum of classical studies.
The account of their visit with Charles W. Eliot at Harvard is actually recounted by Eliot himself in a letter sent to David Starr Jordan (Stanford's first president) in 1919.
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 David Starr Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Starr Jordan, son of an upstate New York farmer, was born on January 19, 1851, the year Andrew Wylie died.
After teaching for a brief period, in 1866 at the age of fifteen he received a scholarship to the newly established Cornell University, and was awarded a master's degree in science three years later.
On January 1, 1885, at the age of thirty-four, Jordan became president of Indiana University.
www.indiana.edu /~libweb/info/history/docs/jordan.html   (398 words)

 Papers of David Starr Jordan, CDG-A, Swarthmore College Peace Collection
David Starr Jordan was a noted educator, scientist and peace activist.
Born January 19, 1851, in Gainesville, NY, he was educated at Cornell University, Butler University, and the Indiana University School of Medicine before becoming the President of Indiana University in 1885, the youngest university president in the nation at the time.
Jordan was a renowned expert in many fields.
www.swarthmore.edu /library/peace/CDGA.A-L/jordan.htm   (430 words)

 David Starr Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
David Starr Jordan, Ph.D., LL.D. January 19, 1851 – September 19, 1931) was a leading ichthyologist, educator and peace activist.
Jordan is somewhat notable in the fields of political science and international relations for his optimistic statements about the future of the world before the outbreak of World War I.
According to the book "Understanding International Conflicts" by Joseph Nye, Jordan incorrectly predicted in 1910 that nations would not go to war in the future because it would cause too much damage to their economies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/David_Starr_Jordan   (602 words)

Jordan High School is named after the great American educator and naturalist.
David Starr Jordan was the president of Indiana University and later president of Stanford University.
Jordan High School encourages students to become involved and participate in many of the educational programs, sports, clubs, and organizations that give us much pride in our school.
www.lausd.k12.ca.us /Jordan_HS/index2.html   (312 words)

 Past Inaugurations at Stanford
Jordan, inset, said at the ceremony: "Our university has no history to fall back upon; no memories of great teachers haunt its corridors.
The university's first president, David Starr Jordan, didn't have an official installation.
He accepted Sen. Leland Stanford's offer to become president on March 22, 1891, but it was the university's opening day, Oct. 1 of that year, that is regarded as the date he took office.
www.stanford.edu /dept/president/inauguration/jordan.html   (178 words)

 Cordula's Web. David Starr Jordan
David Starr Jordan (January 19, 1851 - September 19, 1931) was a leading ichthyologist, educator, and peace activist.
The NOAA research vessel David Starr Jordan is named in his honor, as is the David Starr Jordan High School in Los Angeles, California.
Some of David Starr Jordan's works from Project Gutenberg.
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 Chrono-Biographical Sketch: David Starr Jordan
During his lifetime Jordan was the dean of American ichthyologists, both through his own studies and the influence of his many students.
Jordan was a founding member of the Sierra Club.
"Jordan's Law" in biogeography states that populations of most-closely-related species are separated from one another by physical barriers.
www.wku.edu /~smithch/chronob/JORD1851.htm   (252 words)

The DAVID STARR JORDAN was built in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in 1964 and commissioned in San Diego, CA, in 1966.
The DAVID STARR JORDAN is an integral part of the marine mammal surveys conducted by the Protected Resources Division of NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center.
Dr. Jordan was a member of the California State Fish Commission, and his investigations of the exploitation of the salmon and fur seal populations helped save these species.
www.moc.noaa.gov /ds/index.html   (278 words)

 artsBridge » David Starr Jordan High School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
One of ArtsBridge’s two high school partnerships this year was with David Starr Jordan High School (JHS).
Beginning this year in the tenth grade, and then continuing on through graduation, the classroom teacher partners asked ArtsBridge to support their efforts as they began implementing their vision for a small learning community in the arts.
In addition, the art instruction was further supported by field trips to UCLA that included workshops in animation at the Hammer Musuem, mask making at the Fowler Museum, and capoeira instruction in the World Arts and Cultures Department’s new Garden Theater.
www.arts.ucla.edu /artsbridge/project-highlights/starr   (383 words)

 David Kennedy: 'Get out and make things happen'
This is the prepared text of remarks by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy, who spoke during the Class Day Luncheon on June 11, 2005.
When David Starr Jordan, Stanford's first president, arrived in California, he took himself around the state to recruit students for the brand new university.
In the standard little talk he gave, he did not dwell especially on the newness of Stanford, or its ambition, or its energy, or how it would equip those young Californians to make their way in the hugger-mugger Darwinian struggle of the frontier West.
news-service.stanford.edu /news/2005/june15/kennedy-061505.html   (2164 words)

 AllRefer.com - David Starr Jordan (Zoology, Biography) - Encyclopedia
David Starr Jordan 1851–1931, American scientist and educator, b.
Peace and international arbitration were the subjects of his books The Human Harvest (1907) and War and Waste (1913).
As a leading ichthyologist, Jordan served on international commissions for fisheries and as assistant (1877–91, 1894–1909) to the U.S. Fish Commission.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/J/Jordan-D.html   (332 words)

 David Starr Jordan — Infoplease.com
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 Summary description of the David Starr Jordan Manuscript, Mss. Dept., UNC-Chapel Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Summary description of the David Starr Jordan Manuscript, Mss.
Typescript, with substantial handwritten annotations, of "The Stability of Truth," by David Starr Jordan (1851-1931), president of Stanford University.
COPYRIGHT: Retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
www.lib.unc.edu /mss/inv/j/Jordan,David_Starr.html   (106 words)

 Parent Reviews of David Starr Jordan Senior High School - Los Angeles, California - CA
With that said, everyone talks about how bad of an academic environment Jordan is, but I graduated from there at the top of my class and am now a Sophmore at UC Santa Barbara, and I do feel that Jordan High prepared me for higher education.
Because my mom and I were very involved in my education we made sure that I had good teachers, AP classes, and all of the other things that would assure my success.
"David starr jordan is not a very good academic institution.
www.greatschools.net /modperl/parents/ca/2167   (420 words)

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