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2014-07-16 20:24:21

OAKLAND, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Renaissance International School, an independent Montessori school in Oakland, California for children from two years old through middle school, is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year for its middle school program. "Our Montessori middle school is designed around students' needs and curiosity, encouraging them to find their own place in the community and to learn skills that aid them to thrive now and...

2014-07-16 16:25:33

@WashULaw Hosts Inaugural Immersion for Students ST. LOUIS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington University in St. Louis School of Law recently welcomed students enrolled in its online Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law program to their first immersion. The online program, @WashULaw, offers immersions that give students the chance to gain real-world experience as well as network in person with classmates and faculty. Students spent two weeks exploring the legal centers of St. Louis,...

2014-07-16 16:23:04

The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University Launches First of its Kind Mobile App for MHA@GW Students WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (Milken Institute SPH) announced the launch of the first of its kind mobile application for students enrolled in MHA@GW. The school's pioneering online Executive Master of Health Administration is the only master of health...

2014-07-16 12:32:25

SaaS Support Joins Industry's Most Flexible Deployment Approach WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard plans to launch a new version of its flagship learning environment that is delivered via the public cloud, the company announced today. Whether self-hosted, hosted in Blackboard's private cloud, or via the public cloud, the company is now providing institutions with the industry's most flexible deployment model and most comprehensive set of deployment options available...

2014-07-16 12:32:22

Offer Developed in Partnership with Leading Higher Education Institutions WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard has created a customized learning and analytics offering available to the 259 higher education Internet2 members, the company and Internet2 announced today. The Internet2 NET+ offer will not only provide access to the company's market-leading solutions for teaching, learning and collaboration, but also includes robust analytic and learning outcomes tools, a...

2014-07-16 12:32:20

Solution Sets Provide More Value and Improves Student, Instructor and Institutional Success WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to give institutions and schools more value and greater exposure to their technology sets, Blackboard now offers solutions that combine their industry-leading, comprehensive product portfolio, the company announced today. The needs-based solutions include various product capabilities that are often deployed together. They were developed...

2014-07-16 12:32:19

Strategic Partnership with Genius SIS Delivers Comprehensive Management Capabilities WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard has updated its training environment for business and government organizations with the integration of a Web-based information system, the company announced today. The environment now offers fully integrated learner registration, tracking, e-commerce, and enterprise reporting systems and tools. The comprehensive management capabilities allow...

2014-07-16 12:32:09

Online, competency-based university offers $2,000 scholarship for MBA, leadership, and accounting graduate programs SALT LAKE CITY, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, is encouraging business professionals to continue their education and professional development through a new scholarship for students pursuing a master's degree in business through the online, competency-based university's College of Business. The Master's Degree in...

2014-07-16 12:31:45

SAN DIEGO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, today announced its support and participation in the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) San Diego Scholarship Award Ceremony, held last night at the Hilton Mission Valley in San Diego. The company awarded $10,000 in scholarship funds to two local high school seniors to support their studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) in...

2014-07-16 12:31:13

Milestone Highlights Growing Need for Online and "Blended" Learning Options for Traditional and Non-Traditional Students SCRANTON, Penn., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and hybrid education with a commitment to addressing the middle-skills gap in America, today announced it has become one of the largest private high schools in the country with more than 45,000 students. Penn Foster High School provides students with an accredited high school...


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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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