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2014-09-30 08:32:36

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national study finds that health professions schools report an overall positive impact from the use of holistic review - a university admissions process that assesses an applicant's unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement such as grades and test scores. The report, Holistic Admissions in the Health Professions, released today is the first large-scale study to examine the prevalence and...

2014-09-30 08:32:12

Provides hands-on learning; encourages love of learning MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Knowing the value of hands-on learning, the experts at Y-Prime, Inc., the leading supplier in eClinical solutions, completed their second summer internship program with the students of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Academy in Downingtown, Pa. This was the second year Y-Prime partnered with STEM in offering a summer internship program for students in their career...

2014-09-30 08:28:17

Analyst firm notes AirWatch offering trendsetting solutions for its education mobility platform ATLANTA, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AirWatch® by VMware®, the leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, announced today at EDUCAUSE 2014 that it has been awarded Frost & Sullivan's Product Leadership Award for the Mobile Education Industry. Frost & Sullivan recognized AirWatch as the EMM provider that demonstrates excellence in areas such as reliability, product and...

2014-09-30 08:27:18

Powered by ALEKS, the 600-seat math lab is available to serve all incoming Austin Community College students beginning in the 2014-2015 school year ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (EDUCAUSE booth #411) -- Today at the 2014 annual EDUCAUSE conference, Austin Community College and McGraw-Hill Education unveiled the world's largest "math emporium," a 600-seat lab that has the capacity to serve half of the district's over 41,000 credit students in developmental math. Known as the...

2014-09-29 23:14:16

The 2014 Annual Meeting for the National Council for Continuing Education and Training, being held in Denver, will feature Trend Expert and Global Futurist Jack Uldrich as their keynote speaker on the Future of Education. Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 On September 29th The National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET), will be holding their annual conference in Denver, Colorado, and futurist Jack Uldrich will be keynote the event and speak on Future Trends in...

2014-09-29 23:13:59

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will receive nearly $3.4 million from the federal government over the next four years to establish and operate a training center intended to improve the nation’s public health system. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will receive nearly $3.4 million from the federal government over the next four years to establish and operate a training center...

2014-09-29 23:13:53

Largest Implementation of Adaptive Learning in the US Dublin & New York (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The Dublin-based educational research company CCKF will be exhibiting its unique adaptive learning platform, Realizeit, at the Educause Conference in Orlando from September 30 to October 2. CCKF will also be sponsoring a panel session on data and learning analytics titled “Analytics that Inform the University Challenge,” including on its panel educationists who are thought leaders in...

2014-09-29 23:13:30

Red Comet, an Accredited, Self-Paced, Online School, Launches Brand New Website that is Easier to Navigate. Prosser, WA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Red Comet introduced a brand new website that is icon-based and allows for easy navigation. Users can effortlessly navigate the website to quickly access the information they need. The new website has been designed to effectively showcase all the courses offered by Red Comet. Red Comet is a Fully Accredited (NWAC, AdvancED) organization that...

2014-09-29 23:13:16

In a knowledge economy that rewards extroversion, introverts face challenges. Career Key’s new advice about personality-environment fit helps introverts overcome those challenges to achieve greater success at work and in school. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 In a knowledge economy that rewards extroversion, introverts face challenges. Career guidance leader Career Key, http://www.careerkey.org, offers new advice about personality-environment fit that helps introverts...

2014-09-29 23:11:52

Prizes Worth $5000 For Students Who Complete Coursework Using Free Timestream Software Herndon, VA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Ntrepid Corporation announced today a contest for university students currently enrolled for the 2014 fall semester. The “Timestream@edu Academic Contest” allows students to compete for prizes totaling $5000. All they have to do is download Ntrepid’s free Timestream software, use it to create an interactive timeline for an assigned project and submit their...


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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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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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