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2014-09-25 08:33:44

Learning object repository developed by popular demand and with guidance from the Unizin Consortium SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Learning technology company Instructure, the creator of the Canvas learning management system (LMS) for K-12 and higher education, today announced a new platform that will enable educators to tap into the power of crowdsourcing and the social Web. Called Canvas Commons, it's a learning object repository (LOR) where the best ideas, courses and...

2014-09-25 08:28:46

First nationwide study to examine the impact of holistic review across multiple health professions WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 30, 2014, in Washington, DC, Urban Universities for HEALTH will release a report that is the first to examine nationwide the impact and use of holistic review--a university admissions process that assesses an applicant's unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement such as test scores--for students...

2014-09-25 08:26:49

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eXude welcomes Karla Chin as President of the Workplace & Executive Wellness Division. This new role and division will position eXude as a leading provider of innovative, results-based solutions and tools designed to reduce health claims & costs, improve corporate culture, and foster healthier, happier, and more productive workplaces. Karla is a Holistic Health Practitioner & Certified Professional Coach with extensive experience in...

2014-09-25 08:25:37

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, yet the vast majority of Americans know almost nothing about it - and just 10 percent of people with gout are getting needed, ongoing treatment. Recognizing an urgent need to raise gout awareness and encourage more sufferers to take steps toward optimal gout management, the Gout & Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES) has introduced a new interactive and educational quiz through its...

2014-09-25 08:24:16

ATLANTA, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayne Roberts has been awarded the September, 2014 Chapter Champion Award from the Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (www.prsageorgia.org) in recognition of his dedicated volunteer work. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140924/148255 The award recognizes members who have significantly contributed to the Chapter's success and is given monthly or when appropriate. She was presented with a certificate and inscribed...

2014-09-25 08:20:44

GRANDVILLE, Mich., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Students at Grandville High School continue to garner national attention for photos showcasing their extensive extracurricular science and technology experience. News outlets from around the country and the world have picked up photos posted by the RoboDawgs, Grandville High School's highly acclaimed robotics team. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140924/148304 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140924/148305...

2014-09-24 23:13:51

Meadowview Elementary partnered with AWE, Inc. in 2013 to implement literacy-focused blended learning in its kindergarten classrooms. Chester, PA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Meadowview Elementary School in Georgia (DeKalb County School District) has released data from its 2013-2014 school year showing an average improvement of 55% in literacy scores across its four kindergarten classrooms according to STAR assessment results. Meadowview’s kindergarten literacy leap validated the blended...

2014-09-24 23:12:10

Professional training providers have been able to add value to their training offerings by joining hands with VMEdu, Inc. to provide multi-modal learning experience to their students through VMEdu’s “Platform Portal” – a one stop shop for courses from global leaders like PMstudy, SCRUMstudy, MyITstudy, and more. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 With changing times and advancing technologies, business models have adapted, grown and become the new customer preferences. In...

2014-09-24 23:11:48

Training helps colleges and universities create safer campus communities while complying with new federal mandates Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Scenario Learning, LLC, developer of safety and compliance solutions for schools and workplaces, announces a new suite of Campus Sexual Violence Prevention courses now available in its SafeColleges Online Staff Training System. The suite of online courses, written by leading safety experts Alison Kiss and Michelle Issadore, help...

2014-09-24 23:11:01

Smart Tuition and peerTransfer partnership extends international payment processing to families paying for students attending private schools Woodbridge, NJ (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Smart Tuition and peerTransfer are pleased to announce their new partnership extending international payment processing to families paying for students attending private schools. When tuition is due, families residing outside the United States can quickly and easily utilize the peerTransfer option on Smart...


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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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'