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2014-07-01 12:33:00

University also creates new College of Humanities and Social Sciences PHOENIX, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Canyon University is creating a new College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) to better align its academic offerings with the school's focus on STEM education and job opportunities in those fields. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121127/AQ19393LOGO CSET will include computer science and information technology programs that will launch this fall,...

2014-07-01 12:32:57

New Higher Education Group Will Harness Power of Video Games ASPEN, Colo., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Higher Education Video Game Alliance (The Alliance), launched today at the Aspen Ideas Festival, will provide a platform for leading academics to showcase the critical role video game programs are playing in educating and preparing students for the 21st century workforce. The Alliance will afford its members, including professors and other campus leadership, an opportunity to share and...

2014-07-01 12:32:14

POTSDAM, Germany, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) has officially announced that it will be awarding grants for its international Research School to ten young scientists. Beginning in the coming winter semester, the junior researchers will reinforce the team of the Potsdam Research School, which currently consists of 24 members. Suitable candidates who are working towards their PhD or who already hold a doctorate are invited to submit their...

2014-07-01 12:28:27

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The University of Maryland (UMD) Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Maryland Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science (M-CERSI) have partnered with the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) to launch the Collaboration to Advance Antibody Standards. This collaboration between the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and GBSI will allow for assessment of the current antibody standards landscape and...

2014-07-01 12:23:20

PHILADELPHIA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Hubert's Catholic High School for Girls was selected by the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) to receive their Waste Watchers Award in recognition of the school's recycling efforts during 2013. The Award is presented each year to organizations whose programs demonstrate outstanding achievements in recycling, public education, special event recycling, special collections, recycling innovations, and waste reduction. The award...

2014-07-01 12:20:51

Survey highlights success of CyberPatriot in attracting students to STEM and cybersecurity careers ARLINGTON, Va., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program today announced the results of its survey of middle and high school students, assessing their growth in cybersecurity knowledge and career interest through participation in the program. Results indicated that after participating in the CyberPatriot program, the...

2014-07-01 11:48:39

Sam Houston State University Cyberbullying creates fear among students about being victimized at school, a recent study by Sam Houston State University found. While traditional bullying still creates the most fear among students, cyberbullying is a significant factor for fear of victimization at school among students who have experienced bullying or disorder At school, such as the presence of gangs. The fear from cyberbullying is most prominent in minority populations. "It cannot be...

2014-07-01 08:37:51

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and cloud services, and a leader in security and compliance, announced today modifications to its Richmond credit facility. The modification includes extending the term to June 30, 2019 and reducing the current interest rate by approximately 1.9% to LIBOR plus 2.1%. The amended credit facility has initial revolving...

2014-07-01 08:36:39

TROY, Mich., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTel Services - a complete provider of services for unified communication networks to businesses throughout Michigan and across the country, was recently awarded a contract with Oakland County, Mich.'s Oakland Schools for the purchase of a voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) solution. Oakland Schools serves 28 local school districts in Oakland County. Plante Moran, in conjunction with the Technology Services Department, acted as the...

2014-07-01 08:36:13

NEC supports expanded access to quality education with a variety of programs offered on campus and 100% online TAMPA, Fla., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New England College is proud to announce the launch of a redesigned website featuring online degree programs. The new website can be accessed at www.newenglandcollegeonline.com. The revamped site celebrates NEC's growth and highlights the quality academic programs available through online learning. The site's front-end design and back-end...


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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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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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