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2014-04-11 23:03:58

Acer offers schools in the U.S. the chance to transform their classrooms with immersive tablet technology and explore more SAN JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Acer America announced the 10 finalists in its Acer Extreme Classroom Technology Makeover program, which provides K-12 schools in the U.S. the opportunity to transform a classroom with immersive tablet technology. Tablets enhance the learning experience by making it more hands-on, interactive and engaging as well as encouraging...

2014-04-11 23:02:47

The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 military, minority and rural scholarship recipients. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 military, minority and rural scholarship recipients. These 18 Scholars were selected from 278 applicants through a very competitive process. The scholarship program supports the Foundation’s mission of increasing access to mental health care through professional counseling services, particularly...

2014-04-11 23:01:32

Tustin High School goes textbook-free and implements online courses after AP® success with Shmoop. Tustin, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 When Tustin High School introduced Shmoop’s AP® Test Prep into their AP® US History classes last year and saw pass rates nearly double for the subject in May 2012, the school thought more Shmoop might be a good thing. Using funds from voter approved ‘Measure S’ for Tustin Unified School District, Tustin High School introduced Shmoop, a...

2014-04-11 23:01:29

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) will present the 2014 Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Award for Distinguished Service to Lata Krishnan at a ceremony on the evening of April 26, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto, CA. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) will present the 2014 Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Award for Distinguished Service to Lata Krishnan at a ceremony on the evening of April 26, 2014, at the Crowne...

2014-04-11 23:00:56

Liberty University School of Aeronautics (SOA) has reached an agreement with Cessna to provide an affiliate flight training program for its qualifying Cessna Pilot Centers (CPCs) at airports across the country. Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Liberty University School of Aeronautics (SOA) has reached an agreement with Cessna, part of Textron Aviation, a segment of Textron Inc., to provide an affiliate flight training program for its qualifying Cessna Pilot Centers (CPCs) at airports...

2014-04-11 23:00:16

Jason Scoby, known in the cannabis industry as "The Bud Whisperer" because of his extremely rare talent of discerning strain and grow information will be host and special guest at the Fort Lauderdale Class this Sunday, along with Robert F. Calkin, the President of Cannabis Career Institute. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 With rare appearances at public conventions, Jason Scoby will be joining the all star hosts at Cannabis Career Institute on April 13th in Fort...

2014-04-11 16:22:18

PITTSBURGH, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University has received a $1 million gift from alumna Gunjan Kedia, MSIA '94, and her husband, faculty member Sridhar R. Tayur, the Ford Distinguished Research Chair and professor of operations management at the Tepper School of Business. Their generous contribution is in support of the newly established David A. Tepper Quadrangle, an initiative that will construct a new home for the Tepper School while integrating...

2014-04-11 16:22:01

A West Orange, NJ Board Certified physician specializing in Otolaryngology, Dr. Norman Holzberg, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014. WEST ORANGE, N.J., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected West Orange's Otolaryngology specialist Dr. Norman Holzberg for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors this year....

2014-04-11 12:25:17

DUBLIN, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/32397p/indepth_research) has announced the addition of the "In-depth Research on Online Education and Training Market in China, 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/32397p/indepth_research ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) In 1999, China put forward Modern Distance...

2014-04-11 12:24:33

Silverpop, one of the student-led venture fund's first investments, under agreement to be acquired by IBM ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wolverine Venture Fund, managed by students at the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, today announced that one of its early portfolio companies, Silverpop, is under agreement to be acquired by IBM. Silverpop, a privately held...


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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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