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Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How much television is too much for children? According to a new study lead by University of Iowa associate professor in English Deborah Linebarger, even background TV can be bad for...

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2014-07-31 20:24:33

SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) will release its second quarter 2014 financial results before market open on Thursday, August 7, 2014. The Company will host a conference call and webcast for investors and analysts to discuss these results at 12:00 noon (Eastern Time)/9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) the same day. Call participants should dial 866-859-7412 (United States/Canada) or 856-452-0684 (other countries) and request the Bridgepoint...

2014-07-31 20:22:43

College party-finders rank the top party schools in the nation NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The professional party-finders at Fiesta Frog have released their annual ranking of the top 100 party schools for 2014-2015! This year, Fiesta Frog's editorial team allowed students to vote for school, spoke with students from colleges across the country, and even put out a survey to make sure that only the best party schools in the United States would be represented. They...

2014-07-31 16:25:45

BOSTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Higher education instructors gathered in Chicago last week at the Cengage Learning Summer Institute. Using the latest Cengage Learning digital solutions, including Enhanced WebAssign and SAM, which will be in use in the upcoming school year, math and computing instructors learned strategies that drive student engagement and student success. Marking its fifth year, the annual faculty development event is part of Cengage Learning's ongoing...

2014-07-31 16:25:23

Students aim to raise $30,000 in crowd funding during 30-day campaign SALT LAKE CITY, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students at Broadview Entertainment Arts University (BEAU) and professionals at Track36 studios have launched a Kickstarter campaign for "The Adventures of Sancho 'n' Rusimus," a side scrolling puppet video game that utilizes motion capture technology. The campaign launched on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 and will run for 30 days....

2014-07-31 16:21:29

GREENBELT, Md., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The education office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is inviting educators and members of the public to participate in its 2014 Summer iConference. This three-day, on-line conference will be held Aug. 5 to 7 and will feature a presentations from three of NASA's grant teams in the field of education. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Each day, the conference will highlight one of three...

2014-07-31 12:29:43

VALLEJO, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Touro University California's College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce it has been selected as the recipient of a $150,000 grant by the Joseph & Vera Long Foundation, which will allow the University to increase research and classroom space on its campus. "This is about creating state-of-the-art technology for the study of health sciences, and will help us apply high-tech courses that enhance the diverse needs and interests of our...

2014-07-31 12:27:25

APEX and The Communicator Awards give feature writing "awards of distinction" to Alta College's Bill Ojile and GroundFloor Media's Gil Rudawsky DENVER, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An article on managing public opinion during a media crisis for ACC Docket was given the 2014 Feature Writing "2014 Award of Excellence" by APEX and a "2014 Communicator Feature Writing Award of Distinction" by The Communicator Awards. The eight-page article was written by Bill Ojile, senior vice president and...

2014-07-31 12:27:23

Amid fierce competition, Top 25 American Film Schools list ranks schools with "the latest tech, the most access to big names and the starriest alumni" LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Hollywood Reporter has released its 2014 list of the Top 25 Film Schools, which ranks the nation's most distinguished teaching institutions for film production. USC's School of Cinematic Arts, NYU's Tisch School, UCLA, AFI, and California Institute of the Arts took the top five spots on the...

2014-07-31 12:26:51

BOSTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To build upon the company's growth in the continuing education and workforce development markets, Cengage Learning today announced Carrie Doyle as the new General Manager of ed2go. In this role, Doyle leads and manages ed2go's marketing, product development, technology, sales and support services with a focus on the customer. She will build upon the established brand to leverage current content while seeking new opportunities to expand all...

2014-07-31 08:43:35

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the IT Industry Trade Association, today announced the election of new leaders and the addition of new members to the CompTIA Vendor Advisory Council. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130107/DC38135LOGO The council is an invitation-only group of executives from many of the industry's top companies. The group provides CompTIA with strategic, near-term insight on issues and trends affecting the IT industry. It...


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Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

Algebra
2014-01-02 11:06:39

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”, is one of the wide-ranging parts of mathematics, combined with number theory, geometry, and analysis. Algebra can basically be considered as doing computations much like that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Initially, these objects were variables that represented either numbers that weren’t yet known or unspecified numbers, permitting one to state and prove properties that are true no matter...

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

Trigonometry
2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused on practical problems, applied mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical...

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