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2014-09-15 08:35:28

DALLAS, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the world's largest representatives of online learning, today announced that it is currently accepting proposals for Round Two of its 2014 Faculty Research Grant Program, which supports faculty research on the impact and effectiveness of online learning. Proposals are being accepted through October 3, 2014. "Academic Partnerships is committed to supporting research that broadens the scholarship on the effectiveness of...

2014-09-15 08:26:23

Best Value Schools has launched its newest article for ranking the top 25 colleges with high freshman retention rates by their overall return on investment PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new article, the educational website Best Value Schools has ranked the top 25 colleges with high freshman retention rates that offer students an excellent return on their investment for the greatest value in higher education. "25 Colleges with High Freshman Retention Rates Ranked...

2014-09-15 08:26:06

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The adoption of new technologies is gaining strength and fostering a transformative migration in the market for college course materials. However, there is nothing smooth about this transition currently under way. Textbooks continue to be the material of choice for college students when it comes to deep reading and studying. The stubborn persistence of student preference for print textbooks is troubling to an educational publishing...

2014-09-15 08:25:34

-- University of Pennsylvania Takes #1 Spot for the First Time in the List's History -- LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Playboy magazine today announced the release of its highly-anticipated Top Party Schools rankings. This year's list includes 10 schools, with the University of Pennsylvania taking top honors. The much-talked-about rankings are featured in the magazine's October 2014 college issue (on newsstands and iPlayboy.com Friday, September 19). This is the ninth time...

2014-09-15 08:23:49

Crimmel set to give public lecture at Whitespace in Ogden on the problems that Utah residents and legislators must address before it is too late OGDEN, Utah, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Weber State University Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities: Who: Hal Crimmel, Director of Master of Arts in English at Weber State University (WSU) Brady Distinguished Professor of English and founding co-chair of WSU's Environmental Issues...

2014-09-15 08:21:27

Hip-hop physics show to reach 55 schools in 30 stops across the United States MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and NASA are celebrating 10 years of collaboration with FMA Live! Forces in Motion, an award-winning, hip-hop physics education program that inspires middle school students to learn and enjoy math and science in a compelling, fun and memorable way. The popular show, which will visit its 1,000(th) school during this special tour, is in high...

2014-09-15 08:20:31

LAREDO, Texas, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding the importance of giving back to the community, on Thursday, September 11, C.R. England donated over 700 backpacks, along with $15 Walmart vouchers to purchase school supplies, to students in United and Laredo Independent School Districts in Laredo, TX. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140914/145996 A press event was held at Texas A&M International University with students representing both school districts...

2014-09-15 04:21:43

ADMITster.com combines cutting-edge data analysis and college admissions expertise to simplify and improve college admissions for students, parents, and counselors. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ADMITster.com, a powerful new college admissions planning tool, launched today to help students learn what they can do to improve their chances of acceptance at colleges and universities across the United States. As part of the launch, ADMITster.com is making the...

2014-09-14 23:02:34

Participants in the symposium, Right In Front Of Our Eyes: How Undetected Vision Issues Impact Student Learning, will discuss the problems children have with Reading when they cannot see print clearly. A startling 25% of children in elementary school have vision problems which make reading difficult. Bothell, Washington (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 School requires that children read at both near and far distances, but Washington law requires that they be screened only for far vision when...

2014-09-14 23:02:26

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties Joins NEW Academy Canoga Park to Kick-Off an Innovative, Inclusive Reading Experience for Students Reading Best-Selling Novel "Out of My Mind" Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) has aligned with NEW Academy Canoga Park (NACP) to create an inclusive, true-to-life, school-wide literary experience for students reading...


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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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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