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2014-08-28 12:30:10

Foreseeing the continued need for professionals to implement and manage digital medical records systems, California State University San Marcos has built a successful Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Certificate program that prepares students to aid in the healthcare industry's transition to the "big data" era. SAN MARCOS, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and increased public knowledge of the dire consequences of...

2014-08-28 12:26:32

Partnership with Ontario Ministry of Education makes latest French-language resources available to 14,000 teachers and 1 million students TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Groupe Média TFO, an Ontario-based public media organization, is proud to announce a groundbreaking agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Education that will introduce TFO Éducation French-language resources to English school boards, teachers, and students across the province. The award-winning collection of...

2014-08-28 12:25:22

Winner will be announced at Ashford University graduation on October 5 in San Diego SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes(TM) School of Business at Ashford University has announced three finalists for the Senior Project Scholarship. They are Kyle Baucum from Scottsbluff, Neb.; Jason Koelliker from Running Springs, Calif.; and Clifford Ray Smith from Lemoore, Calif. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130228/LA68969LOGO The 2014 Senior Project Scholarship opportunity was...

2014-08-28 12:25:13

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of the exceptional public, school, college, community or university librarians. Nominations will run through September 12 and are being accepted online at http://atyourlibrary.org/ilovemylibrarian. Up to...

2014-08-28 12:24:57

Reforms Needed to Ensure Students Can Get Access to Financial Aid Funds Easily And Without Incurring Extra Costs YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just as millions of students return to college, a new Consumer Reports investigation of campus banking products found that fees can vary widely and that costs can add up for those who use their cards frequently and don't enjoy easy access to in-network ATMs. Consumer Reports found that fees may not always be clearly disclosed...

2014-08-28 08:32:22

Three regional companies partner to create nation's first education network. ELLIJAY, Ga., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NGN, Parker FiberNet, and ETC Communications launch a partnership today to create the Education Exchange, a fiber optic network to connect schools across North Georgia. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140827/140790 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140827/140791 The partnership forms a 3,600-mile network, extending across 30 counties from...

2014-08-28 08:30:04

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The David A. Tepper Quadrangle, an expansion initiative at Carnegie Mellon University aimed at creating a new model of integration across the campus' top-ranked academic disciplines, has reached another milestone in its development. The university has selected the Santa Monica, Calif., firm of Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners to design the first major building in the Tepper Quad, which will serve as a new home for the...

2014-08-28 08:27:28

Coalition to Focus Efforts on College Students WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is the official launch of a newly formed Coalition of medical, mental health, higher education, student and pharmaceutical organizations that will work together to help prevent misuse, abuse and diversion of ADHD prescription stimulant medication. The Coalition will initially focus its efforts on college students. Although reported rates of nonmedical use vary, a 2013 study at one large...

2014-08-28 08:26:31

Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery to Host Work of Distinguished Faculty OGDEN, Utah, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities at Weber State University (www.weber.edu/cah) today announced the opening of the Department of Visual Art & Design Biennial Faculty Exhibition on September 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. Weber State University President Charles Wight will be offering remarks during the opening night reception. The exhibition is free and open to the...

2014-08-28 08:26:04

Former physicist Anton Skorucak launches Discovery Capsule, a monthly subscription service for fun, educational toys. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "A smart child is always a curious one." That's what physicist-turned-entrepreneur Anton Skorucak said in explaining his reasons for creating Discovery Capsule, a monthly subscription service providing educational toys and products for kids ages 6-12. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140827/140637 Photo -...


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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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