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2014-09-18 12:26:31

The Institute of Museums and Library Sciences has awarded funding to The Mütter Museum, La Salle University Art Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Wagner Free Institute of Science WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that four museums in his Philadelphia district will receive grant awards totaling $524,485 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Institute--a federal agency...

2014-09-18 12:25:28

Poll First of Planned Monthly National Surveys Focused on Hispanic Opinions BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first survey conducted by Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) within the College of Business finds Hispanics are significantly less optimistic about the economy than the population as a whole. On the Index of Consumer Sentiment, an established measure of relative optimism, Hispanics surveyed in...

2014-09-18 12:25:26

President Mason joins a stellar group of international leaders to serve as Grand Marshall for one of the country's longest running parades and festival. This year's event is celebrating its 45th year in existence. NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonathan A. Mason Sr., International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (PBS) has been selected to serve as the Grand Marshall of Harlem's historic African American Day Parade. The parade and festival, one of the country's...

2014-09-18 12:21:10

Grants Will Help Outstanding Children of Company's Employees Pursue Post-Secondary Education ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) announced today that the company has awarded nearly $200,000 in educational grants to exceptional children of its employees through the Con-way Scholarship Program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130523/MM20339LOGO Over the past 20 years, the Con-way Scholarship Program has awarded in excess of $4 million in grants to...

2014-09-18 08:36:38

CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- digedu furthers its commitment to provide a seamless, comprehensive digital learning environment by partnering with Clever. Through this partnership, digedu users enjoy single sign-on with instant log-in capabilities and secure student data management that will save schools hundreds of hours of data entry for teachers and administrators. These features will be accessible to all current and future digedu clients at no additional cost. Using...

2014-09-18 08:35:05

-- Students in education, social work and nursing programs have completed more than 4.5 million hours of fieldwork in more than 10,000 schools, hospitals, clinics and community-based settings -- LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality education to qualified students anywhere, today announced that 2U and its university partners have...

2014-09-18 08:34:26

Leader of Alliance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Picks the Canvas LMS to realize its vision for the HBCU of the 21st Century MARSHALL, Texas and SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning (CEDL) at Wiley College today announced it has partnered with Instructure to use Canvas as its learning management system (LMS) establishing a preferred model for the HBCU of the 21st Century. After weighing a number of options, the CEDL...

2014-09-18 08:26:13

John Summerson, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Grand Prize Winner in New-Media Competition Featuring New OLED and Ultra HD 4K Displays NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After narrowing nearly 300 entries from students at nine of the nation's top art schools to nine impressive finalists, LG Electronics USA announced last night that Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) student John Summerson took the top prize in "The Art of the Pixel: Powered by LG Ultra HD 4K and OLED...

2014-09-17 23:16:13

Publicist Provides Work-Life Balance Workshops To Employer Groups And One-On-One Motivational Coaching Sessions For Individuals All Over The Country. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Marybeth Cale, owner of Cale Communications, a public relations firm located ninety miles north of Manhattan in the small village of Rhinebeck, New York, has announced the launch of a new arm to the business. Cale, a mompreneur, has expanded the business to incorporate a new scope of services designed...

2014-09-17 23:15:26

The battle of cybersecurity rages on as cyber attacks hit Community Health Systems, Home Depot, JP Morgan and UPS stores! Sign up for the 2014 National Cyber League (NCL) Fall Season by September 20 and declare Armageddon on cyber espionage. Largo, MD (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The battle of cybersecurity rages on. Just in August 2014 alone, there were several massive coordinated cyber attacks: more than four million records against Community Health Systems were compromised; a wave of...


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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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