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Mary Sue

In film and literature, an idealized female character who is exceptionally talented in a number of areas despite not having had the training or experience to realistically acquire such talents. The use of such a character is often seen as a method of author wish-fulfillment. The term was first used in this way by writer Paula Smith in 1973. Whether Rey from Star Wars is a Mary Sue has been a topic of debate.
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Critique: Mary Sue Englund is a Nashville songwriter, artist, author and graphic designer who is passionate about her music and art.
* Mary Sue Gorski, PhD, RN, Nurse Researcher and Political Analyst, Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, AARP Foundation/ Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Mary Sue Henifin, a partner at Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney who works with BAE knows, "So much of the budgeting involves strategic business decisions and has to take into account what kind of communications needs to happen between in-house counsel and company leadership," she says.
Mary Sue Coleman, a former president of the University of Michigan and the University of Iowa, has been named the next president of the Association of American Universities, an organization for research institutions.
More than 50 celebrity chefs--including Antonia Lofaso (Scopa Italian Roots), Eric Greenspan (Mare), Jet Tila (Food Network), Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill), Neal Fraser (Redbird), and Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish)--will be cooking tableside for guests at the Barkar Hanger for Autism Speaks' L.
Schlissel was nominated for membership by former UM President Mary Sue Coleman.
Over the past year or so, more than a few innovative Western airports have tapped big-time restaurateurs to upgrade their food options: LAX's new Tom Bradley International Terminal boasts Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's Border Grill and Michael Voltaggio's ink.sack, and PDX has even added food carts to the menu (Pok Pok Wing and Koi Fusion).
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When Chef Mary Sue Milliken visited Pakistan in June under the embassy's auspices, her formula for success was: one mango festival, two famous chefs (including Milliken), 20 unique recipes, three culinary competitions, four cooking classes and 15 shooting locations for the resulting documentary.
Caption: --Photos courtesy of Mary Sue Carlson Ophthalmologist Dr.
Mirabile - Mary Sue Mirabile, 90, of Eugene, died May 19.
Mary Sue Harris (now Mary Sue Lewis) held a bachelor's degree in home economics from the University of Arkansas and had taught home economics at Paragould High School from 1947-53.
The MoU was signed by te DU registrar and Dr Mary Sue Coelman, president of University of Michigan.
I want to thank our campus leaders, MEDC and Ford for having such a singular focus on developing solutions to such challenging energy issues," said University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman, announcing the establishment of the new lab on Monday.