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2014-04-12 23:02:03

On April 5th, Unitek Education hosted Operation Urban Rescue, a multi-agency, mass-casualty training simulation with the goal of uniting military and civilian emergency medical services into one training event. (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 On April 5th, Unitek Education hosted Operation Urban Rescue, one of the largest multi-agency, mass-casualty training simulations held in the Bay Area. Operation Urban Rescue concentrated on a military and civilian response to a simulated domestic disturbance...

2014-04-12 23:01:46

Conference attendees will have opportunity to see powerful, new solution to address increasingly important need to make data-driven decisions. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 Three Rivers Systems Inc. will demonstrate CAMS® Enterprise, its innovative, integrated and intelligent academic ERP at the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Annual Conference whose general program begins this weekend in Chicago. Short for “enterprise resource planning,” an ERP integrates the entire...

2014-04-12 23:01:23

GM and Earth Force celebrate the 25th anniversary of its signature watershed education program, GM GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network). 80 middle school students from Eisenhower Middle School will wade into a local creek on April 11, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 Employees from GM’s Fairfax Assembly plant, Blue River Watershed Association (BRWA) staff, and students from Eisenhower Middle School will wade into a...

2014-04-11 23:25:34

Special Learning’s webcast training now provides CEU credits, delivering on-demand virtual training on autism and other Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) topics for professionals with busy schedules. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile applications and training and educational resources for the autism and special needs community, is pleased to announce that it has received approval from Behavior Analyst Certification Board...

2014-04-11 23:23:53

The NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology will benefit from a five-year sponsorship by Excelsior College of NLN’s Scholar-in-Residence Program. The NLN Excelsior College Scholar-in-Residence will facilitate career advancement for nurse educators with doctoral degrees, bringing them professional development opportunities and exposing them to the latest evidence-based scholarship. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 The National League for Nursing Center for Innovation...

2014-04-11 23:23:25

The Maricopa Community Colleges today announced that two of its students have been selected to be in an exclusive group - the "Dream Team" - that will receive a full paidtrip to Cisco's Cisco Live conference, the networking giant's largest annual customer-focused event. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 The Maricopa Community Colleges today announced that two of its students have been selected to be in an exclusive group - the "Dream Team" - that will receive a...

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...


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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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